Category: Artist Groups

Ellis County Art Association: New Look for the Website

ECAA has changed it’s website provider but you may use the same URL to locate it: The new look is clean and sleek but informative.

ECAA has recently relocated to a new gallery home: ART on the Square, 113 West Franklin, Waxahachie TX.

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500x Gallery Accepting Applications for New Members!

500X Gallery Seeking Applications for New Members
for the 2018/2019 Season
Application Packets due April 7th, 2018

500x Gallery is an artist run gallery collective with a long tradition.  Having been run by artists for 40 years, 500x relies on the talent and dedication of it’s members to continue exhibiting local and international artists.

Membership includes:
Annual Solo Exhibition
Annual Project Space to curate
Experience working in a Gallery
Networking Opportunities

Membership Duties:
Monthly dues ($50)
Attendance at Monthly Meetings and Gallery Events
Maintenance of Gallery
Opening/Closing Gallery
Exhibition Planning and Installing

Application Requirements:
20 images of Recent Work
Artist’s Statement
Letter of Intent


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Reception for Association of Traditional Artists Dec. 2 at Dallas Public Library

You are invited to the Dallas Public Library Art Department’s

Exhibit of The Association of Traditional Artists Art

Saturday, December 2, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Fourth floor o f the Dallas Central Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

A Reception Honoring ATA Artists Joan Hukel, Jane Kahler, Oleta Walls, Helen Peden, Eugenia Benson, Mary Anne Whittle and Edward Travis will be conducted by the ATA for their contributions to the Dallas County Arts during 1970 to 2017.

Invite: ATAinvitation

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Botanical Artists of North Central Texas – new artist group

Waxy Caps by Denis Benjamin

A new group has been formed to promote and share botanical art in the region. It is based at the

Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) adjacent to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. It
welcomes artists and illustrators using any and all media and styles, and all those interested in the beauty
of nature.
They are planning a variety of programs, classes, field trips and workshops. The first annual exhibition of botanical art will be held at BRIT in June 2018.
If you are interested in joining the group or participating in any of the programs please contact Denis
Benjamin ( Please join the Facebook page Botanical Artists of North Central
Texas at for information about upcoming events, to share your art and join in the discussions.

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Trinity Arts Guild Meetings and Demonstrations for the 2017-2018 year

Trinity Arts Guild (TAG) is open to area artists and art lovers. We embrace artists working in any medium. The Guild was formed in 1961 to help both professional and amateur artists explore, develop and expand their creative talents. 



TAG provides its members with gallery displays, art competitions and free demonstrations. We participate in the annual Bedford Arts Festival in Boys Ranch Park. In addition, members participate in local exhibits, art education, and networking.

We are excited you want to learn about our non-profit organization and hope you will join us.  To see more about member benefits and joining TAG, got to

The Trinity Arts Guild Gallery/Studio located at:

2819 R. D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford, TX  76021 (inside the Boys Ranch Park)

Unique benefit: When you join Trinity Arts Guild, you get “two meetings/demos for the price of one”. Let me explain that — there are actually two meetings with demos every month September through June. The original meeting is is on the first Monday evening of the month (the original schedule) and the second meeting is on the second Wednesday morning (“TAG in the Morning”) The second was created when the Mid-Cities group merged with TAG.

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Richardson Civic Art Society’s Invitation for it’s 52nd Year


If you are at least 18 years old, you are invited to join the Richardson Civic Art Society


Flyer: RCAS Members Flyer

Our meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, September through May of each year. Our first monthly meeting for the 2017-2018 fiscal year will be on Tuesday, September 19th at 6:30 pm in the Richardson Public Library, basement conference room at 900 Civic Center Drive, Richardson, TX 75080.

2017-2018 Events

  • October RCAS Membership Show (Open to all RCAS Members)
  • November Altrusa/World Peace Show (Open to all RISD school children)
  • December Young People’s Scholarship Show (Open to RISD high school art students)
  • February Rosemary Cheney Memorial Show (Open to RISD elementary school children)
  • March RCAS Spring Show (Open to RCAS Members and Non-Members)
  • April RCAS Regional Show (Eisemann Center, Open to all North Texas Artists)
  • July RCAS Summer Show and Sale (Open to all RCAS Members)

Membership Benefits

  • Three Juried RCAS art exhibits (with monetary awards) and one non-juried show and sale each year.
  • RCAS meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
  • Enjoy refreshments and compete for the cash “Painting of the Month” award at each meeting.
  • Enjoy free monthly art demonstrations in various styles and mediums at each meeting.
  • Attend workshops offered to RCAS members at discounted prices.
  • Volunteer for a variety of activities including overseeing or assisting at art shows, being our official photographer, board member positions, publicizing RCAS activities, welcoming new members and coordinating refreshments for monthly meetings, to name just a few. Volunteers are the bedrock of our organization and any time or skills you can share will be greatly appreciated.


  • We are a 501 C3 Non-Profit Organization. We are funded in part by the City of Richardson through the Richardson Cultural Arts Commission and we collect a modest annual membership fee from our members.
  • Business and Individual Sponsors for our Exhibits are welcomed.  We accept Cash Prizes, Gift Certificates, and Sponsors Merchandise in exchange for Free Advertising on our website, Facebook page and in our published materials.

A great selection of Demo Artists have been selected for the 2017 – 2018 Season.

September 2017
Artist: Marie Renfro
October 2017
Artist: Cecy Turner
November 2017
Artist: Pete Quaid
Medium: Oils
December 2017
Artist: Benjamin Vincent
January 2018
Artist: Soon Warren
February 2018
Artist: George A. Jones
March 2018
Artist: Guy Beals
April 2018
Artist: Frank Sowells
May 2018
Artist: Nel Dorn Byrd


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Plano Art Association – new year, new place to meet…


The Plano Art Association was formed in 1969 as a non-profit organization, and continues to be a vital part of the community. We are a non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage artistic development of members, to advance artistic values in community projects, to further art education, to encourage creative activities related to art, and to bring artistic values into everyday living.

General Membership Meetings
The monthly general membership meetings are usually held on the fourth Tuesday of the month all year, beginning promptly at 7:00 P.M. As well as a chance to network with and meet other artists and art lovers, we have demonstration artists, exhibits, competitions, and choose an artist of the month, as well as delicious light refreshments.

Mailing Address
PO BOX 861508
Plano, TX 75086


Call 2144039171


“Plano Art Association is funded in part by the City of Plano”

Exhibit Address
ArtCentre of Plano
902 E 16th St, Plano, TX 75074
Thursday 10AM–5PM
Friday 10AM–5PM
Saturday 10AM–5PM
Sunday Closed
Monday 10AM–5PM
Tuesday 10AM–5PM

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Craft Guild of Dallas moving soon to new location


Welcome home!
Dear Craft Guild Family:
I’m so pleased to bring you the good news that the Guild has signed a long-term lease for a new location.

We have found the perfect spot for us with a landlord who not only loves artists, but isn’t frightened off by tenants who work over open flames daily, run kilns regularly beyond 2000 degrees, and hammer noisily day and night! In fact, Mr. Harkinson, our landlord, is partnering with us in the cost of building out our new space.

We’re excited about our new home!

We are in the Midcourt Commons on Midway, just north of Beltline Road. That’s less than 2 miles from both of our former Village on the Parkway and Proton locations.

Our new space is in a beautiful red brick building in an attractive, well-kept office park with great security. It is one of four buildings situated in a large rectangular formation that gives the complex a campus feel. We have an abundance of parking and our space is easily accessible from major highways.

Thank you

I want to thank you for your patience and continued support during our short tenure at Valley View. While we are glad that we were able to stay open for you in temporary quarters, we simply can’t wait to get back to offering all of the classes you know and love, plus a few surprises. All of the departments will be offering the full range of classes and techniques that were offered at our previous location. One thing that we are very excited about is getting our kiln yard back so we can try out our brand new gas kiln and a new salt kiln we will be building. We know how much you clay peeps love your cone 10 firings.

When we’ll move

The Board and department heads are still working tirelessly to make sure our space is ready for us. We are completing the finish-out requirements for the new location to make it as functional and safe as possible while being mindful of budget and build out time. Given our unusual needs, we expect the build-out to be complete in early September, with the move occurring shortly thereafter.

We’ll need your help

As we found when we moved into our temporary location at Valley View, it takes a village to move the Craft Guild. We’ll be starting to plan the move soon, and we need people to help us plan at both the department level and for the organization as a whole. If you love making plans, setting timelines, assigning duties, and generally “being prepared” then we have a job for you! In fact, if you can volunteer at any level, please let us know by clicking here.
And now, for my shameless plug… One great way to support the Guild is to help us promote the Show and Sale this weekend! Come and see our great artists, bring your friends and family, post on Facebook, email your friends. Heck, fly family in from around the country if necessary. And bring your mom in for Mother’s Day and have a mimosa on us! Whatever you can do to increase attendance will help build the Guild.

Finally, if you’ve read this far, please allow me to take an additional moment of your time to thank the Relocation Committee and the Board for the gazillions of hours they’ve spent viewing sites, working on space planning, and ploughing through numbers for countless location possibilities. We have looked at almost every viable spot within a 15 mile radius over the last two and a half years and built space plans and financial models for about half of them. You all have my, and the entire Guild’s, appreciation for your dedication and hard work which has resulted in us finding this terrific new permanent home.

Watch for regular updates in our monthly newsletter, updates on our site, and for special email updates from me from time to time. We plan to have opportunities to tour the new location and meetings to answer questions. There are opportunities for you to be involved throughout the process.

We’re excited about our new home and can’t wait for you to see it!
Douglas Curran


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Plano Art Association closing its gallery facility


Update regarding
Plano Art Association
Gallery Facility

As many of you know, PAA has discontinued occupancy
of it’s gallery space at EastSide Village in the
Arts District in Downtown Plano.

Circumstances related to a major increase in the lease
renewal rate made it impossible for the association to afford
continued  occupancy. Every attempt was made to negotiate a responsible path forward to retain the space, but to no avail.

Going forward, the association will certainly continue
to inspire and encourage its member artists and achieve
the mission of the organization:

“The Plano Art Association is dedicated to
encouraging the visual arts development of the
membership, and inspiring awareness of the visual arts
by sharing the joy, passion and beauty
within and beyond our Plano community.”

New venues are being explored for regular member meetings
and upcoming scheduled exhibits. We will keep everyone
informed as the options and opportunities are identified.

Although the gallery has been a milestone event in the
history of the Plano Art Association, the organization
has thrived for more than four decades and it will
certainly do so for decades to come. The closing of the
gallery comes very close to the end of term of our
current excellent leadership. We all look
forward to choosing a new executive team
that can build on the strong
accomplishments of the last few years.
Soheyla Rashidyan
President, Plano Art Association
Plano Art Association

Gallery located at
1013 15th Place, East Side Village I, Suite 105, Plano, TX. 75074

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Etsy Dallas 2017 Membership Applications Now Open!



Etsy Dallas is looking for dedicated individuals with drive and passion to succeed and further the handmade movement in Dallas. To learn more about our 2017 membership drive, click here

Etsy Dallas is a cooperative group of local artists and crafters who are serious about their handmade businesses as well as the success of the team and its endeavors. The team expects a lot from its members, and in return rewards its hard-working members tremendously. Anything worth doing takes work, dedication and love – that’s what we believe.

Want to be a part of the team? To learn more about membership benefits, guidelines and requirements, click here.

2017 membership applications will be available from now until February 3at


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Visual Arts League of Allen (VALA) information session Jan. 19

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Allen Arts Alliance to Host

Information Session About

Visual Arts League of Allen Area (VALA)


The Allen Arts Alliance will host an information session open to all artists and creatives interested in getting involved in the new Visual Arts League of Allen Area (VALA) The social mixer and information session is open to all.

Please join us January 19th at 7:00 p.m. at The Blue House Too Artspace – Watters Creek @ Montgomery Farm, 934 Watters Creek Boulevard, Allen.

For more information, or to be added to the mailing list contact: Cherie Fruehan or Mary Grube,

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Mid Cities Fine Artists merge with Trinity Arts Guild: “TAG in the Morning”


Trinity Arts Guild it pleased to announce the merger of Mid Cities Fine Artists with Trinity Arts Guild. 

Trinity Arts Guild (TAG) will now sponsor 2 demonstrations per month for their members.  Their normal evening meeting and the morning meeting on the second Wednesday of the month.  The morning meeting is open to former mid-cities members, tag members and visitors. 

10:00 am on Wednesday November 9 was our first TAG in the Morning demonstration.   It featured Pam Oldham doing watercolor portraits. The next demo will be Court Bailey on December 14.

For more information go to our updated website at

Trinity Arts Guild Gallery/Studio located at:

2819 R. D. Hurt Parkway

Bedford, TX  76021

(inside the Boys Ranch Park)


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Desoto Art League hosts monthly art activities & demonstrations

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The Desoto Art League now meets the second Saturday of the month.

We have returned to the nice light and comfortable space of the Desoto Presbyterian Church, meeting time 2 – 4 p.m.

212 W Pleasant Run Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115

There is close parking including handicap spots, kitchen access (because we do enjoy our snacky goodies!), and bathrooms that are very close by.

We have welcomed artists of all stripes who like learning and experiencing new things since our inception almost 30 years ago.  We host a few pretty big art shows annually and many smaller shows throughout the year.  Come and get acquainted.  Bring your curiosity and your talent.  Try us out and see if you’d like to join us as a member for exclusive access to displaying your work.

For more information see the website Reach us at


Submitted by Mari Vega. Email:

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Trinity Arts Guild – a new website & a new year


Trinity Arts Guild is starting its new year of art events off right with a newly designed and beautiful website. Check it out:

Trinity Arts Guild (TAG), a 503 c non-profit organization, is open to area artists and art lovers. We embrace artists working in any medium. The Guild was formed in 1961 to help both professional and amateur artists explore, develop and expand their creative talents. Their purpose is to advance the cultural environment of the metroplex by making and displaying fine and applied arts.

TAG extends an invitation to visit the gallery, buy art directly from member artists, and to take advantage of the services offered to the visual arts community.  TAG provides its members gallery displays, art competitions and free demonstrations. The group participate in the annual Bedford Arts Festival in Boys Ranch Park. In addition, members participate in local exhibits, art education, and networking.

Trinity Arts Guild Gallery/Studio located at: 2819 R. D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford, TX  76021 (inside the Boys Ranch Park)

TAG’s 2016-17 year begins August 29, 2016 with the first meeting of the year. Refreshments Served at 6:30 p.m. and Demonstration begins at 7:00 p.m.  The year’s schedule: (for demonstrator descriptions see

August 29, 2106 Lynda Conley
October 3, 2016 Tony Saladino
November 7, 2016 Cherie Giddens
December 5, 2016 Christmas Party
January 2, 2017 Becky Hicks
February 6, 2017 Xiang Zhang
March 6, 2017 Janice Krendick
April 3, 2017 Sharen Chatterton
May 1, 2017 Paula Pillow
June 5, 2017 Laurin McCracken

Dues are officially due for the year on September 1, 2106.  Online membership registration is much easier with the new site.
The new site has a members gallery and members can participate by sending a JPEG image (send  to
TAG has a lovely gallery and meeting place and holds monthly exhibits, both juried and nonjuried. This year’s schedule: (​*juried shows with awards)
  • August 30, 2016         Teachers, Students, New Members
  • October 4, 2016         Fall Members Show*
  • November 8, 2016     Youth Show*
  • December 13, 2016    The Christmas Show
  • January  10, 2017        Back to the Future
  • February 7, 2017        Exploration Challenge Show*
  • March 7, 2017             Animals (exotic or domestic)
  • April 1, 2017               Deadline for entries Open Show
  • April 4, 2017               X-scapes (landscapes, seascapes, any scapes you can see or imagine)
  • May 2, 2017                Open Show* (regional open show)
  • June 10, 2017             Awards Reception and Close of Open Show
  • June 13, 2017             Favorite Hobbies or Colors

Art instruction and free activities are also offered by the TAG Gallery. Weekly or quarterly classes in oils, acrylics, drawing and watercolor are offered by TAG member instructors: Barbara MacFarland, Bennie Wood, Johnny Mahto Hogue, and Pamela Oldham. Occasional workshops are announced. Plus free paint-ins are offered on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, and a portrait session on Wednesday afternoon.


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2016 50th Annual RCAS Regional Juried Art Exhibition Awards & 50th Anniversary


The grand finale of RCAS’s 50th Anniversary year was celebrated at the Artists’ Award Reception on May 15th at the Charles W. Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas. In addition to the winning artists and their friends and families, this gala event was attended by the RCAS President, Officers, Members, and thirteen RCAS Presidents Emeritus along with City Officials, including Mayor Paul Voelker, Assistant City Manager Shanna Sims-Bradish and Richardson Public Library librarian and RCAS liaison Ludmila Pospelova. There were more than 200 guests at this reception which featured a lavish buffet and a wine bar. Throughout the event we were entertained by the Paul Utay & Jazz After All band.

The Awards Ceremony was hosted by the 2014-2016 RCAS President, Pat Fekete; the incoming 2016-2017 President, Jones C. McConnell; the Regional Show Chairman, Linda Clary and the Co-Chairman, Denise Weeren.

Eighty works of art were selected for this show, from two hundred and thirty-three entries, by the show judge, Michael Holter, NWS, SWS, SWA. Nineteen cash prizes and eighteen merchandise prizes were awarded to thirty-seven winning artists. Pat Fekete presented a brief history of the Richardson Civic Art Society and introduced the honored guests. Mayor Paul Voelker delivered a congratulatory speech honoring the winning artists and thanking RCAS for its fifty years of artistic and cultural service to the City of Richardson and surrounding communities. He also thanked RCAS for the Best of Show works of art they have presented to the City every year for the past fifty years. Jones C. McConnell announced the awards while Pat Fekete and Linda Clary presented the winners with their certificates and cash and merchandise prizes.

2016 Regional Show Winners Brochure (Download PDF)
List of Awards (Download PDF)
Best of Show Winner (Download PDF)



The judge, Michael Holter, congratulated the artists and shared his thoughts about the excellent quality and variety of the works of art in the show. He acknowledged that the task of choosing winners from a selection of outstanding works of art was truly difficult. He thanked the Richardson Civic Art Society for inviting him to judge this year’s show and offered his congratulations on 50 years of artistic endeavors. He explained that he approaches judging a show like this by evaluating the artist’s use of the timeless principles of design and craftsmanship and by looking for good composition, color harmony, emotion, appropriate relationship to the subject, strong mastery of the tools and consistency of execution.

After the awards presentation, the evening was concluded with a large, delicious anniversary cake prepared by Divinidee Cakes and enjoyed by all.

A huge debt of gratitude goes out to the following volunteers who helped to make the exhibition and reception a spectacular success: our President, Pat Fekete; Chairpersons Linda Clary and Denise Weeren; graphic designer Beth Eschbach; intake volunteers Michael Archer, Claudia Caudill, Lari Howard, Jones C. McConnell, and John Cheney; and treasurer Carol Powell. Michael Archer and Claudia Caudill also volunteered their photography skills to capture the significant moments of this event. I would also like to thank Susan Powers who is the Art Gallery Coordinator for the Eisemann Center, and David Bower who did such a fantastic job of hanging the show. Many others participated in making this a very special evening. My sincere apologies if I have overlooked any of our members who generously contributed their time and talents in support of the Richardson Civic Art Society’s 50th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Anniversary Celebration.


–from the RCAS Website

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Craft Guild of Dallas moving to Valley View & more

Moving This Month to Valley View! 
Lots of parking, ample classroom space mere steps from your car, better security, and in the artist-focused Valley View Center:  our interim location has lots to offer!  While we hope to be in our permanent location this winter, we are excited at the opportunities our Valley View location brings.
How to find us:  the Craft Guild will be located on the LBJ/635 side of the mall, just to the left of the entrance to Sears.  Look for us immediately on your left as you enter the mall, on the first floor.
While the mall has 24/7 security services, the Craft Guild is also hiring additional security for summer camps and for evening classes as we transition.
Our last classes in our current location will be the week of May 8 – 14.  Please don’t forget to take home all personal items on your last day of class this session;  personal items left behind will be discarded.  Ask your teacher how to handle any work in process. And – follow us on Facebook for the latest on the move and the opening of next session!
May 14  All personal items should be taken home
May 15  Moving begins!
June 1   Classes begin to open at new location
Clay students:  please note the following dates:
May 8    Last day for glaze firing
May 11   Last day for bisque firing
Please remember to take ALL greenware, bisqued, and fired pieces home by May 14; pieces in process may be brought to your next class in our Valley View location to get back on their artistic journey.

Our New Website is HERE!
You asked for it, we delivered.  Now you can sign up and pay for classes, workshops, summer camps and even membership online.  If a class is full, you’ll be able to waitlist, and be the first in line if there’s a cancellation.  Check it out at:
Special Offer for Members Only
Watch your email for a special invite coming soon to sign up for your next class on our new site. Sent to current members only, it will include a special bonus offer good for a limited time.
Successful Spring Show

April showers brought shoppers to The Craft Guild’s 2016 Spring Show.  The damp weather didn’t dampen their spirits as they spent hours browsing and buying the hand-crafted creations of participating artists.

Thanks to our artists and volunteers for making this a successful show.
Special thanks go to our generous Spring Show supporters: Ben E. Keith, Bitter Sisters Brewery, Elsa Grivas, Ron Lieberman, Lim’s Foods, Nancy McNeil, Martha Napier, May Dragon, Art Clay World and Wubber’s.


Top photo: Lisa Covert’s booth won “Best Display”.
Bottom left: Ron Lieberman chats with a shopper.
Bottom right: Shoppers admiring Pat Martin’s jewelry.

Craft Guild of Dallas, 5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75254



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500X Call for New Members – deadline April 29


We’re looking for new members, and YOU could be one of them!
500X members are responsible for maintaining and running the gallery.
Member Duties

Monthly Dues ($50 per month)
Working During Show Openings
Gallery Sitting (during open hours)
Attendance of All Member Meetings
Member Benefits

Monthly Showing in the Members Gallery
3 or 4 Person Show in the Main Gallery (once per year)
Associating with Fellow 500X Members
DFW Art World Connections

How To Apply For Membership

Artists applying to become a dues-paying member need to submit a portfolio on a CD-ROM or e-mail a single PDF to
Portfolio Contents:

Letter of Intent
20 Images of Recent Work (.jpeg)
Artist’s Statement

Applications are due April 29th and will be reviewed in May for the summer 2016 – spring 2017 season.

Send submissions to:
500X Gallery
500 Exposition Ave.
Dallas, TX 75226
Uncle Sam

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Quilting and Quilt Guilds in DFW: a resource guide

"Roses In The Round" by Morrissey & Hughes -- the 2016 Dallas Quilt Show raffle quilt

“Roses In The Round” by Morrissey & Hughes — the 2016 Dallas Quilt Show raffle quilt

Opportunities for quilting abound in North Texas!

Most of the local guilds schedule monthly meetings with quilt demonstrations, workshops, quilting circles, shows, charitable and community service projects, and even retreats. With groups in almost every city, it’s not hard to find quilters!

For quilting guilds in Texas see

For a list of quilting shows & events in Texas, see

For quilting resources:

For local quilt shops: and

Local Quilting Organizations:

Allen Quilter’s Guild

(3rd Thur., 7pm, First Presbyterian Church of Allen)

Bear Creek Quilt Guild

(3rd Tues., 7pm, First United Methodist Church of Keller)

Cedar Hill Quilter’s Guild

(3rd Tues., 6:30 pm, Cedar Hill Recreation Center)

Cleburne Area Quilt Guild

(2nd Mon., 7pm, Senior Citizens Center)

Common Threads Quilt Guild

(2nd Mon., 7pm, First Christian Church of Gainesville)

Creative Quilters Guild of Ellis County

(4th Mon, 7pm, Waxahachie Bible Church, Waxahachie)

Dallas Modern Quilt Guild

(4th Thurs., 7pm, t Ridgewood Park United Methodist Church)

Dallas Area Fiber Artists (DAFA)

(sometimes schedules quilting activities)

Denton Quilt Guild

(3rd Thurs., 7pm, Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts)

Fort Worth Quilt Guild

(3rd Tues., 7pm, West Freeway Church Of Christ, White Settlement)

Frisco Quilt Guild

(4th Tues., 7pm, Collin College Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center)

Garland Quilt Guild or

(1st Tues., 7pm, First Presbyterian Church)

Granbury Quilters’ Guild

(3rd Mon., 7pm, St Francis Cabrini Catholic Church)

Irving Quilt Guild 

(3rd Thurs., 6:30pm, Oakview Baptist Church,1004 South Story Road, Irving; Sept. – Aug.)

Kaufman Quilt Guild

(1st Tues, 7pm, Landmark Church of Christ )

Land O’Lakes Quilt Guild

(2nd Mon., 7pm, Lakeland Baptist Church, Lewisville)

Mesquite Quilt Guild

(3rd Tues., 7pm, Rutherford Community Center)

Piecemakers’ Quilt Guild of Corsicana

(1st Mon., 10am, Westhill Church of Christ)

Quilter’s Guild of Arlington

(2nd Tues., 6:30 pm, Bob Duncan Community Center)

Quilter’s Guild of Dallas

(1st Thurs., 7pm, Congregation Shearith Israel in Dallas; Sept.-Aug.)

Quilter’s Guild of Grand Prairie

(1st Mon., 7pm, First Presbyterian Church of Grand Prairie)

Quilter’s Guild of Parker County

(3rd Thurs, 7pm, Grace First Presbyterian Church, Weatherford)

Quilter’s Guild of Plano

(2nd Thurs., 7pm, Parkway Hills Baptist Church, 2700 Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX 75093)

Red River Quilters’ Guild

(1st Mon., 7pm, Notre Dame Elementary School Cafeteria,Wichita Falls)

Rowlett Quilt Guild

(3rd Sat., 10am, First United Methodist Church of Rowlett)

Sherman Quilt Makers Guild

(4th Thur., 7pm, Trinity Lutheran Church

Trinity Valley Quilter’s Guild

(3rd Fri, 10am, Central Christian Church, Fort Worth)

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Quilter’s Guild of Dallas 2015 Fall Schedule


Guild Meetings: First Thursday of each month, 7:15 pm
Congregation Shearith Israel, 9401 Douglas – Dallas, Texas
(Southeast corner of Dallas Tollway & Walnut Hill Lane)

The Quilter’s Guild of Dallas boasts numerous friendship groups, an extensive library, workshops, a well-respected annual quilt show, regular meetings featuring nationally known speakers, etc.

Workshops are offered by guest speakers on Friday and/or Saturday following meetings. Workshop fees: Members, $40.00/day and Non-Members, $45.00/day.

Fall Speaker schedule:

September 3, 2015 – Sharon Wilhelm Lecture: “Crazy About Stitches” (aka A Is For Appliqué)” – no workshop

October 1, 2015 – Kathy Schmidt Lecture: “From Tradition to Rule Breaker” 
Friday, October 2 Workshop – Rule Breakers—Build a Scrappy Village
Saturday, October 3 Workshop – Rule Breakers – Improv with a Modern Slant

November 5, 2015 – Becky Goldsmith Lecture: A Practical Approach to Color
Friday, November 6, 2015 Workshop: “Texas Tulips”
Saturday, November 7, 2015 Workshop: “Blowin’ in the Wind”


December 3, 2015 – Sandra Archer Lecture: Holiday Quilt Show


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Richardson Civic Art Society – Join for our 50th Year


Richardson Civic Art Society

Artist Groups, Classes / Workshops, Meetings / Demonstrations

Celebrating our 50th Anniversary Year

Richardson Civic Art Society invites all DFW metroplex artists to join us for an art-filled season during our 50th Anniversary Year.  RCAS was founded in 1966 as the first Art group in Richardson. Then and now, our purpose has been to support and encourage the creative Visual Arts and artists. Our membership consists of artists, educators, students, friends and patrons of the arts in the North Texas region. Art shows, artist’s demonstrations, and workshops are organized by RCAS to benefit anyone interested in the arts.  

Richardson Civic Art Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month (September through May) in the Richardson Public Library basement at 6:30pm. The library is located at: 900 Civic Center Drive, Richardson, TX 75080

The first artist’s demonstration will be at our monthly meeting on September 15, 2015 at 6:30pm.  A mixed media (ink and watercolor) demonstration will be given by Priscilla Krejci, a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. Her work has been included in the books; Best of Watercolor – Painting Composition, Best of Watercolor – Painting Light and Shadow, People in Watercolor, and the 2001 and 2004 summer issues of “International Artist”.  Her work can be seen at

The RCAS Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibit is our most prestigious show of the year, and this year will mark the celebration of our 50th Anniversary. The reception and awards presentation will be held at the Charles W. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082 on May 15, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00pm.

Finally, RCAS sponsors six art shows each year with different objectives, from membership shows to area elementary school competitions, to a regional juried exhibition with generous cash and merchandise awards.  The first show is a Membership Show in the fall, which will hang in the Richardson Public Library from October 3, 2015 through November 14, 2015.

Information on all of our events and membership applications are available on our website at Like us on our Facebook page at

RCAS is supported in part by the City of Richardson through the City of Richardson Arts Commission.

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Center for the Arts closed for renovation but IAA activities continue, plus April membership special

The Irving Art Association’s home at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts will be closed for a month from April 15th through May 17th for renovation. A new roof is being installed and minor maintenance done. No meetings or events will be held at the Center.
Although the Center is closed, the activities of the IAA continue:
Saturday, April 18 the Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition opens at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur
Sunday, April 19 from 2-5 pm the Reception and Awards Ceremony
Exhibit closes May 16
Deadline for entries is May 3; entry may be made by mail or online
To enter and pay online through PayPal, go to the Registration Page
Sunday, April 26 – Photo/Entry Assistance $10 10am-4pm Contact Mark Thompson
May 10 – Notifications
Tuesday Painters
Alternate arrangements for a meeting place are being made;
Friday Open Art Night
Alternate arrangements are being made; contact

April IAA Membership Specials

To celebrate our 60th Anniversary Milestone we have a Very Special Membership OFFER for our Returning and New Members!

$5 DISCOUNT on membership Dues for 2015-2016 for Renewing/ Returning, if you pay  on or before April 30, 2015 .Click Here and  Claim your Gift NOW!! 

New members GET 1 Month FREE (April 2015- May 2016) instead of regular 12 months (June2015 – May2016) if they register on or Before April 30 2015 !!! Plus you can enter this year’s juried membership show.

Enjoy full benefits of membership for 2015-2016, effective from date of Registration & Payment!!
Our Membership offers great benefits including (but not limited to):

  1. Great community of inspiring and Supporting artists
  2. Many Opportunities for Exhibiting their Artwork
  3. FREE online promotion thorough our Members Gallery
  4. FREE painting groups
  5. FREE introductory classes in many media
  6. FREE lectures and Demonstrations
  7. Monthly newsletter and web site.
  8. Opportunity to book Gallery for Workshops

To Renew / Sign up visit :

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The Art Club of McKinney Celebrates 100 Years!



November 8-9, 2014 (Saturday & Sunday)
Heard-Craig Hall
306 North Church Street
McKinney, TX

The Art Club of McKinney was founded by Kathryn Heard Craig on Nov. 10, 1914. She was a gifted artist whose talent was apparent by the age of 8 and was passionate about art throughout her lifetime. Mrs. Craig wanted the community to have access to fine art and would often arrange for traveling exhibits to come to McKinney.

100 years later her wishes continue to be supported by The Art Club.

The Art Club of McKinney is the oldest art club in Texas and will have a Centennial Celebration November 8-9, 2014 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Heard-Craig Hall.

On Saturday and Sunday, in the lower level of the Heard-Craig Hall, members will display their art work, demonstrate their artistic skills, and may also have art works for sale. The Art Club will also be part of MAST, the McKinney Art Studio Tour.

On Sunday afternoon, in the upper level of the Heard-Craig Hall, there will be lectures and slide presentations from three noted speakers, historic exhibits of the founding and past Art Club activities, and a display of current members’ art work. A commemorative cake and light snacks will be available in the lower level.

Y’all come and celebrate with us!

Art Club of McKinney Centennial Celebration

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ACA- Associated Created Artist Meetings – 2014- 2015


2014-2015 Monthly Meetings with Guest Demo Artist

Location-  First United Lutheran Church- 6202 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas Tx, 75214

ACA  meets monthly Sept – May on the 1st Tuesday of the month, 7:00- 9:00 pm.

Monthly Award Show- Bring Artwork for contest, 1st place winner is named (Artist of the Month ) and added to Newsletter, artwork will be displayed at ( The Artist ShowPlace Gallery ) for that month.

Monthly Drawing of Gift Certificate from Asel Art Supply

Workshops- TBA

Come join us for a great evening , bring a friend !!

Demo Artists –

The Annual Award Show is held in May and open to Active Members only.  It is juried by nationally known artists.  Cash and merchandise awards worth approximately $3000 are given. View the 2014 Award Show Winners on the Events page.


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North Texas Photo Excursions group


Get intuitive & comprehensive photography education from one of the best photographers in the State. All of our events are fun, casual & a great opportunity to ask questions & really become familiar and learn more about photography, from equipment, settings, fundamental technique, composition, lighting, self promotion, processing, photoshop & software and a myriad of topics. We will have on going photo excursions throughout Dallas, Fort Worth, surrounding areas as well as photo trips & safaris. Check out our Meetup page for future Photo Excursions & Events: Note that is free to join, but a small fee may be charged for excursions.

Upcoming meetups:

  • April 13 – Downtown Fort Worth daytime
  • April 18 – Downtown Dallas nightime



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Richardson Civic Art Society



Richardson Civic Art Society invites all DFW metroplex artists to join us for an art-filled season.  Art shows, artist’s demonstrations, and workshops are organized by RCAS to benefit anyone who wants to participate.  Complete information on the events of the 2013-14 season is available on the website at

The first artist’s demonstration will be at the monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 6:30.  A printmaking demonstration will be given by Lynne Hubner, a Dallas-area printmaker.   Lynne is an active lecturer and workshop presenter, whose work is exhibited in numerous university and private collections.  Lynne is represented by two galleries in Texas and teaches classes at the McKinney ArtHouse.

The first workshop will be held at the McKinney Art House at 502 N. Kentucky Street, in McKinney, also by Lynne Hubner, who will work with participants in gelatin printmaking on Saturday, September 28.  Her work can be seen at

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                                         Works by Lynn Hubner

Finally, RCAS sponsors six art shows each year with different objectives, from membership shows to area elementary school competitions, to a regional exhibition with prize awards.  The first show is a Membership Show in the fall, which hangs in the Richardson Public Library.

Richardson Civic Art Society meets on third Tuesdays in the Richardson Public Library basement at 6:30.  RCAS is supported in part by the City of Richardson through the Arts Commission.

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Gainesville Area Visual Arts (GAVA)


Gainesville Area Visual Arts (GAVA), a non-profit organization, is located in Gainesville, TX, about 70 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth. The purpose of GAVA is to stimulate interest and knowledge of the visual arts for adults and children in the Gainesville and Cooke County, Texas, area.

The group meets at the Visual Arts Department of North Central Texas College (NCTC) on the fourth Thursday of the month, September through May, at 6:30 p.m. Each meeting consists of a business meeting as well as a demonstration by an artist. The public is invited to attend.

GAVA also offers art workshops by demonstrators as well as by members.

GAVA organizes exhibits at local businesses for its artists and also promotes youth art by offering a scholarship and through its Genelle Merrrick Children’s Art Award, gives annual awards to Cooke County school children whose art has been recognized as exemplary and shown at the North Central Texas College Spring exhibit.

Contact info:

Gainesville Area Visual Arts​ P.O. Box 495, Gainesville, Texas, 76241
Email:     Phone: (940) 372-8176

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Fort Worth Decorative Painters


Fort Worth Decorative Painters, a Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, meets the third Monday of the month (September thru May). Social time begins at 6:00 p.m. and the business meeting at 6:30. Each meeting includes a project in decorative painting. Non-members may attend one meeting annually as a guest. Annual dues are $20. Meetings are held at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Center, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd in Fort Worth.

A seminar is scheduled for the summer.  The Chapter library has many wonderful painting patterns and books.

Facebook group:

2013 FWDP Programs announced:
February – LaRue Hughes -Snowmen on Screen
March – Armida Guzman – Candle Wrap with Cherries
April – Yvonne Lowrie – Violets on stenciled doily
May – Carolyn Martchene – Halloween egg
June – Summer Paint In – Nancy Genetti – Painted Ladies Boots
September – Open – Would you like to teach a project?
October & November – Beth Stodieck – Christmas Door Crown

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Yellow Rose Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters


The Yellow Rose has a new website:, plus a new Facebook page.

Decorative Painting, as defined by the Society of Decorative Painters, is a
diverse art form that utilizes a variety of techniques and media to decorate
functional and non-functional surfaces.

Meetings are held monthly at the King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6411 LBJ Freeway in Dallas (Between Hillcrest & Preston). They usually include a morning workshop. Paint Ins and seminars are held frequently.

Upcoming schedule:

6/3 7 – 9 pm Church Board Meeting – Room LL15

6/8 9 am – 4 pm Church All Day Paint In Chicks/Jane Mayberry

7/13 9 am – 4 pm Bank Seminar – Mark Polomchak Watercolor

7/14 9 am – 4 pm Bank Seminar – Mark Polomchak Watercolor

8/5 7 – 9 pm Church Board Meeting – Room LL15

8/10 9 am – 4 pm Church All Day Paint in Snowman/Jana Reynolds

9/14 9 am – 3 pmChurch Meeting Service Project TBA

10/7 7 – 9 pm Church Board Meeting – Room LL15

10/12 9 am – 4 pm Church All Day Paint-In Fabric Inspired Floral/Jane Mayberry

11/9 9 am – 3 pm Church Meeting – Morning Workshop Santa Blocks/Nancy Genetti

(Sandi Strecker Design)

12/14  Christmas Party

1/11/14 9 am – 3 pm Church Meeting – Morning Workshop Feather painting/Donna Armstrong


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Plano Art Association Announces It’s New Gallery Location!

PLANO ART ASSOCIATION, at the mature age of 46, has a new location. Join us at :

Plano Art Association Gallery

1013 15th Place #105, Plano, TX 75074


May 28th 2013! 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

You are invited to bring a piece of your work and be prepared to share (5min) why you are passionate about art! Enjoy music and refreshments! Mix, mingle, and have a good time getting to know your fellow artists!

This new home would not be possible without the work of all the men and women you have seen at exhibits and demos, classes and workshops both past and present. And your participation in this great organization.

We want to thank Allison Jardine, Katrine Kyhnel, Nuray Fuller, Andrea Davis, Ruth Siddiq, Brandi Cooper, Beverly Therault, Barb Mason, Talley Williams, Gaby Pruitt and countless others that I cannot name, for their tireless effort in keeping the PAA afloat during turbulent times. We thank our new board for working together in obtaining this new space. We will continue to have great workshops and demos that you have always enjoyed. We will hold all our traditional shows like the phenomenal 125 show! our most endearing Members Show that allows all artists to participate, the newly included and my favorite the MULTICULTURAL EXHIBIT that celebrates Plano’s Multicultural, Multifaceted face! We plan to follow the intention of the founding members: to foster an environment where the arts are encouraged and celebrated and Plano is represented as the City of Excellence that it is through appreciation of multiculturalism in ART.

For more about Plano Art Association, see



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State of the Arts at the DMA videos

Videos from the State of the Arts discussion held Jan. 24, 2013 at Dallas Museum of Art. State of the Arts is a partnership between the DMA and KERA’s Art&Seek. Post on the Art&Seek’s YouTube channel:


“Are We There Yet?” Dallas, Stop Asking.

Here’s Kim Cadmus Owens, artist and associate professor, saying Dallas needs to get over that question. Part of State of the Arts discussion Jan. …


Dallas Art Collectors Need a “Sense of Fact”

Lucia Simek, Glasstire critic, says Dallas collectors need to understand artists here to be better ambassadors for the city. Part of State of the A…


Here’s Lucia Simek, Glasstire critic, on the artists who are creating new models and forming collectives around North Texas. Part of State of the…


Are Artists Responsible to their Audience? Sour Grapes’ Carlos Donjuan.

Here’s Carlos Donjuan on the responsibilities he feels toward his audience. Part of State of the Arts discussion Jan. 24 at Dallas Museum of Art. S…

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VAL Artists Donate Artwork to Lewisville Hospital Pediatric Ward‏

Again this year, artists from the Visual Art League of Lewisville donated children themed artwork to the pediatric ward of the Lewisville Hospital.  These pieces of artwork were part of the Holiday decorated MCL Grand in Lewisville. Website:

The following artists participated in this act of giving pleasure to the children who are being cared for at the hospital.

Tina Alvarez,  Lou and Barbara Barnett, Colleen Drew, Wanda Grice, Jackie Haugen, Kimberly and Lawson Loveland,  Dulce Ruque, Tony Ulichnie, and R’Lene Winters.


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New Texas Visual Arts Association (TVAA) President

Zane Steadman, Texas Visual Art Association’s now former President, announced that Diana Moya was elected as the new TVAA President.In Zane’s words, “Diana has great credentials, and I think she will be great as a person of ideas to make TVAA grow. So, please welcome Diana Moya to the 2013 Board.”

On behalf of TVAA, we hope you had an enjoyable holiday season, and wish you happy and prosperous 2013.

Visit for membership, exhibitions and networking opportunities.

TVAA Downtown Gallery is located in Plaza of the Americas
700 N. Pearl Street, Suite G207
Dallas, Texas 75201
(972) 951-7879

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Art Groups in North Texas

Nonprofit artist groups in North Texas:


Informal Art Groups

Museums, Galleries & Centers

Art Centers in North Texas

Category for Artist Groups


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Informal or Private Artist Groups

Informal or private artist groups in North Texas:


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