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Tuesday, February 02, 2010
A native Dallasite, Cecy Turner received her formal art training at Vanderbilt University and the University of North Texas, followed by workshops by over 50 professional artists from across the nation. She is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Women Artists of the
West, Outdoor Painters Society, Plein Air Artists Colorado, Associated Creative Artists and Texas and Neighbors and has been a popular lecturer, teacher, juror and demonstrator since 1976.
Recently her watercolor painting "Early Winter" was showcased on the Feb. 2010 cover of Watercolor Artist and she was featured in the article A Revolution of Snow By Sarah A. Strickley, in which three seasoned watercolorists reveal their best tips for painting a wintry landscape. For more of Cecy's background and work, see her website at cecyturner.com
Versatile in both watercolor and oils, she will demo her watercolor skills at the Mid Cities Fine Artists meeting on Feb. 10 at 10:15 am at the Hurst Recreation Center. MCFA website: http://midcitiesfineartists.org/
Sunday, April 29, 2012
On May 8th, Tuesday at 7:00 P.M. at the MCL Grand, there will be an oil painting demonstration and plein air painter talk by Randy Saffle. This is open to the public and there is no charge.
From May 12th through June 23rd, Jenny Hong DeLaughter will have a solo exhibit. Ms. DeLaughter is the winner of the 2011 Fresh Ideas Show. The Members of VAL will also have their exhibit," Energy of Life." Opening reception for both shows will be Saturday, May 12th at the MCL Gallery.
Exhibiting at Tierney's Café & Tavern until May 6th are Ken Caperton, Murthy Mantha and Dulce Ruque. Tierney's Café & Tavern is located at 208 E. Main Street in Lewisville. Tina Church-Alvarez will be exhibiting at the Lewisville State Bank during the month of May. The Bank's lobby hours are M-Thurs., 9-4; Fri., 9-6; and Sat., 9-1. The bank is located at 191 Main Street in Lewisville.
Acoustic Fridays are at the MCL Grand starting at 7:00 P.M. This is open to the public and there is no charge. Go to www.visualartleague.org, valtexblogspot, or call 972-420-9393 for more information.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Total package price, including tuition, lodging in lovely colonial style hotels, hearty breakfasts, ground transportation and field trips $1,645. Eight spaces left. Phone (612) 825-0747 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.artguat.org/ Art Instructor's blog: http://artinstructor.blogspot.com/
Monday, January 01, 2007
journalers, and wanderers. Join naturalist artist/travel journaler Cynthia Padilla painting in private courtyard gardens, sketching in an orchid farm, and documenting the misty highlands where volcanoes rise out of Lake Atitlan. Our home base, Antigua, with well preserved Baroque architecture and cobblestoned streets has great shopping ...silver, wrought iron, textiles, masks... art galleries and museums, internet coffee shops, funky outdoor cafes, biking, hiking and more. Join us.
Total package price, including tuition, lodging in lovely colonial style hotels, hearty breakfasts, ground transportation and field trips $1,645. Eight spaces left. Phone (612) 825-0747 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website:
http://www.artguat.org/ Art Instructor's blog:
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Plein-Air Painting & Photo Workshop Taught by Scott Williams & Niki Gulley
Santa Fe, New Mexico August 7 -13 / 2011
There is something about Santa Fe that has drawn artists there for decades, the Light. The clean pure radiant quality of the sunlight bathes the region in a glow that makes colors come alive and adds a richness to the surroundings. This is the landscape that inspired Georgia O’keeffe and Ansel Adams, now it’s your turn. Capture the beauty of a river that has carved its way through the rugged terrain or a pueblo set against a snow capped mountain backdrop. This is one of those places that allows you to witness nature’s staggering beauty amid a setting straight out of the old west. Its location affords the opportunity to capture everything from desert to mountain and from rivers to pueblos. Along with its ideal climate and abundance of natural settings, it makes New Mexico an artist’s paradise.
Niki will conduct the Plein-Air Painting Workshop from different picturesque locations daily, teaching through a combination of demos, discussions, assistance and critiques. Sessions will be broken into different morning and afternoon locations, with plenty of time in between for shopping, sightseeing or for a leisurely lunch.
Scott will take the photographers on a daily tour where you will have the opportunity to experience Santa Fe through your lens as Scott guides you to use your camera to define what you see while achieving your own artistic vision. As with the painters, there will be daily destinations with time allowances for exploring on your own.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
This event is open to all artists wishing to participate in any of the 3 categories described below. This is a family oriented event, therefore, all works submitted shall be appropriate for viewing by all age groups.
1) Sculpture exhibit - artists must create a sculpture made entirely of found objects, producing a truly "recycled" piece of art for display.
2) Fine art show/sale - Artists can exhibit & sell their fine art in booths on the town square.
3) Plein Air competition - Artists will choose from "historic" sites in Kaufman to produce a finished painting in the field (this is a 2-day time frame) and artists are required to submit their finished art work for exhibit and auction.
Deadline to register: Now accepting artists up to May 18
MAY 19, 2012 - KAUFMAN, TX TOWN SQUARE - 10:00AM TILL 4:00PM WITH SET UP BEGINNING AT 7:00AM
booths; vendors; hands on art activities; recycle art demo by Dallas artist, VET; FREE concert by nationally renowned band "Vocal Trash" and much, much, more. Ft. Worth artist, Junanne Peck, will be present and will host the "Paint a Picket" hands-on art activity
visit www.kaufmanheritagesociety.org for more info. and registration form.
Monday, December 03, 2007
Cecy Turner paints both in oils and watercolors, and her subject matter includes landscapes, florals and architectural. She is a signature Member of the National Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Women Artists of the West, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Outdoor Painters Society, Plein Air Artists Colorado, Associated Creative Artists and Texas and Neighbors and has been designated as a Fellow in the American Artists Professional League. Articles featuring her work have been published in American Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, Watercolor Magic and North LIght Magazine, as well as in the book, The Best of Flower Painting. She has been a popular teacher and lecturer since 1976 and currently teaches watercolor classes and oil painting workshops. Her website: cecyturner.com
Sunday, September 25, 2011
MARIAN HIRSCH is the FEATURED ARTIST at the DeSoto Art League SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 meeting at 7:00 PM. Location: Presbyterian Church, 212 W. Pleasant Run Rd., DeSoto, Texas (Just 1 block west of Hampton Rd)
About the Artist: This full time professional artist is a signature member of the prestigious Pastel Society of America. She has been active in a number of our metroplex art groups and has gallery representation locally. Recently she won First Place in the watermedia division of the Texas and Neighbors Art Exhibition for her painting in gouache - Laying Pipe. Her pastel paintings have been published in American Artist, Artist's Magazine and International Artist Magazine.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Plein-Air Painting or Photo Workshop
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Plein-Air Painting / Photography Workshop
Taught by Dallas Instructors, Niki Gulley & Scott Williams
Athens & Santorini, Greece, May 11 - 19 / 2011
Early Signup Deadline 12/15/10 for a $400 savings!!!
Get inspired from the ancient beauty of Greece as you join us for this amazing opportunity to sharpen your skills while enjoying one of the most picturesque landscapes in the world. Learning has never been as much fun as it is with this unique workshop that takes both painters and photographers on a tour through the cradle of civilization. The best part is that you get to choose which aspects of the workshop interest you – whether it is learning how to paint quickly to achieve the mood and changing light of the scene or deriving the most out of your camera as you capture one of the most beautiful places in the world, Greece.
This workshop will open your eyes to a new view of your art as we push you on a personal journey to expand your creativity. You will experience the sights, sounds and passion of Greece as you are immersed in its culture. See Athens spread out from the Acropolis, explore the cliff side views of the blue domes and white washed buildings set against the cobalt water of the Agean or watch the sun set next to the windmills at Ioa. This is an opportunity to have one of those adventures that you will talk about for years, all while you improve on your artistic skills in a real world setting.
Niki will conduct the Plein-Air Painting Workshop from different picturesque locations daily, teaching through a combination of demos, discussions, assistance and critiques. Sessions will be broken into different morning and afternoon locations, with plenty of time in between for shopping, sightseeing or to dine al fresco for a leisurely lunch.
Scott will take the photographers on a daily walking tour along the caldera and through the back streets that make Santorini one of the truly wondrous spots on earth. You will have the opportunity to experience Greece through your lens as Scott guides you to use your camera to define what you see while achieving your own artistic vision. As with the painters, there will be daily destinations with time allowances for exploring on your own.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Ms. Turner, a native Dallasite, received her formal art training at Vanderbilt University and the University of North Texas. She is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Women Artists of the West, Outdoor Painters Society, Plein Air Artists Colorado, Associated Creative Artists and Texas and Neighbors and has been a popular lecturer, teacher, juror and demonstrator since 1976.
Her work has appeared in American Artist Magazine, Watercolor Magic Magazine, North Light Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, Art of the West and the book, The Best of Flower Painting.
She has received numerous awards. Southwest Art Magazine chose her as an "Artist to Watch" in their July 2006 issue.
Texture and the effects of light and shadow have become important elements in her paintings.
The Visual Art League of Lewisville meets the first Tuesday of each month for a presentation by a guest speaker. Visitors are always welcome and there is no charge.
Go to our website at www.visualartleague.org or valtex.blogspot.com. For more information call 972 420 9393
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Society of Watercolor Artists Spring Paint-out at Lake Weatherford
Colleen Ericson has volunteered to host our spring “Plein Air” gathering at her lake house May 1. There is a flyer in the paint-out section of our website with a map. This is an opportunity to visit a unique place, and share an afternoon with your associates. The residence is on the west shore of the lake with several docks, boats, and plenty of wildlife. Fair weather would be a good thing, but otherwise there are some sheltered options. The trip is about a 20 minute drive from the west side of Fort Worth...I think you’ll agree that it’s a pleasant drive. There will be a variety of beverages in a convenient location. The Ericksons are planning to put their smoker to use and provide the meat...this is a “Pot Luck” dinner so please bring a dish. The plan is to eat about 4:00. It would be a good thing to bring your lawn chair. This is a great place to sketch, paint, photograph, take a hike or just relax and enjoy the spring. A call or e-mail to Colleen or me if you plan to attend would be appreciated. We hope to see you there...
George Grant 817-246-3239 email@example.com Colleen Erickson 817-341-1097 firstname.lastname@example.org
--from the SWA Newsletter http://www.swa-watercolor.com/
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Perhaps you’ve seen them around town or in the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens or in the tour of the Hidden Gardens – oil and acrylic painters, water colorists, and pencilists, all en plein air (that’s a French expression for “in the open air”). These artists may have been from P.A.I.N.T. (Professional Artists in North Texas), a group of 15 artists who make a weekly practice of painting out of doors.
Earlier this year P.A.I.N.T. organized as a formal group to display and market their work after many years of painting together. Although the artists are all from the North Texas, many are represented nationally in shows and galleries. Their subjects are primarily landscapes and botanical subjects, and the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens is a favorite venue; yet these artists are accomplished in still life and figurative works, as well. The members of P.A.I.N.T. are: Ann Hardy, Arlene Butterworth Taylor, Beverly Richmond, Bonnie Dunn, Cecilia Robertson, Cheri Irwin, Claudia Davis, Frances White, Irma Ward, Jan Bateman, Paula Robinson, Shirley Kinworthy, Tendaris Walling, Tom E. Kellie, and Tosca Engisch.
P.A.I.N.T. will exhibit from November 16, 2010 through January 15, 2011. See a sampling of their talent while enjoying a delicious meal in the ambience of The Gardens Restaurant. For more about the group, contact Irma at email@example.com.
Monday, May 07, 2012
May 19, 2012 10:00 - 4:00 on the town square in Kaufman, Texas. Just a short 35 minutes, Southeast, from downtown Dallas on Hwy. 175. Once there you'll find a quaint "historic" town square, "historic" residential district & charming "historic" churches. This hidden gem of a town features a town square dating back to 1851, "historic" homes and charming shops and eateries ..... come see for yourself!
The one day event will host booths of artists & vendors, a "recycled art" sculpture exhibit, fine art show/sale, a "plein air" painting competition, awards & art auction, hands-on art activities, a children's art show, performances by local musicians, food, shopping & a special performance by nationally renowned band "VOCAL TRASH", go to www.vocaltrash.net for a sneak peek and much, much more.
If you would like to have a booth or want more info about this event and future events, visit www.kaufmanheritagesociety.org and click on events, then entry form. This event is brought to you by Kaufman Heritage Society and supported by Environmental Co-op and IESI.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Fee: $300 includes workshop and 3 nights accommodations (double occupancy) at the Spatterdock guest house in Uncertain, TX
- October 9: Arrive in Uncertain at 1:30. Afternoon painting.
- October 10: Painting 9:00 - 4:00
- October 11: Painting 9:00 - 4:00
- October 12: Morning painting. Workshop ends after lunch.
(Actually, we may not stick to the above schedule. We might for example take an afternoon break and then paint later, and we will definitely do a boat tour.)
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The talent of the Professional Artists in North Texas (P.A.I.N.T.) is on display during February and March in three new shows:
Starting February 3 through March 30, 2011 P.A.I.N.T. is showing at The Lancaster Theatre, 300 South Main Street, Grapevine, Texas.
This show features more than 60 works from member artists. An artists reception will be held on Friday, February 18, 2011 6pm-8pm.
The UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ft. Worth, Texas is hosting P.A.I.N.T. during February and March 2011.
Ninety six works are featured. The artists reception will be held during the FWADA Spring Gallery Night 7pm-9pm on March 26, 2011.
From February 27 through March 24, 2011, several works will be on display in the west gallery at the Irving Art Association at Jaycee
Park in Irving, Texas. The reception is Sunday, March 6, 2011, 2-4pm.
Professional Artists in North Texas is a group of accomplished and passionately committed artists who make a regular practice of painting
out of doors. Their subjects are primarily landscapes and botanical settings, though they are skilled in still life and figurative works as well.
The group includes oil and acrylic painters, water colorists, and pencilists, all en plein air (the French expression for "in the open air").
Although the artists reside in communities throughout North Texas, many are represented nationally in shows and galleries and have ties
to universities and professional organizations throughout the country.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Fourth Annual “PAINT THE GLEN” PAINT OUT
Saturday May 19, 2012
On May 19th Glen Rose Texas will welcome both artists and spectators to our small, historic town for a one-day paint out. Plein-air painters will be painting throughout the downtown area and in shady Heritage Park.
Glen Rose is known as a friendly, small town destination. It is an easy day trip from Fort Worth & Dallas that delights visitors with its laid-back charm.
The participating artists will be competing for cash prizes. A reception & sale will be held at Barnard’s Mill from 5 - 7 pm. The selected judge for the event is Texas artist Debob Jacob. Debob has won numerous awards including the Grumbacher Medallion Award and the Bosque County Conservatory of Fine Arts Fellowship Award. She has been painting and sculpting for over 25 years. Her plein-air style is best described as colorful and spontaneous.
Schedule of Events
8 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Artist registration at Barnard's Mill
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Artist painting
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Artwork delivered to Barnard's Mill
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Judging
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Reception and sales/exhibit
307 SW Barnard Street
Glen Rose TX 76043
Friday, January 05, 2007
Program & workshop schedule:
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Sunday, February 06, 2011
Watercolor and Oil Workshop by Dallas artist Cecy Turner in Amarillo, Texas
- Dates: February 28 - March 2nd
- Location: Amarillo Art Institute
- Cost: $240 for AAI members, $275 for non-members
- For more information, see www.amarilloartinstitute.org
- To view Cecy's work see www.cecyturner.com
A native Dallasite, Cecy Turner received her formal art training at Vanderbilt University and the University of North Texas, followed by workshops by over 50 professional artists from across the nation. She is a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, National Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Women Artists of the West, Outdoor Painters Society, Plein Air Artists Colorado, Associated Creative Artists, Texas and Neighbors and a Fellow of the American Artists Professional League. She has been a popular lecturer, teacher, juror and demonstrator since 1976. Versatile in both watercolor and oils, she has designed cards and calendars for numerous national greeting card companies.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Cecy Turner will the demonstrator at the Nov. 1st meeting of the Trinity Arts Guild in Bedford. website: trinityartsguild.org
Always popular with our member, we are happy to report that Cecy recently won the Best Realistic Landscape Award in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society(NOAPS) "Best of America" exhibit that's going on right now.
Inspired by the OutdoorsSince a young child, Cecy Turner has loved the outdoors. “As a child, I would rather be outside playing than inside doing anything.” When Cecy joined the Outdoor Painters Society in 1996 and began entering a few plein air events, her love for painting outdoors was reinforced and her love for the outdoors since a child was carried forward in a new way. Cecy believes that her outdoor painting has been a milestone in her career and helped her painting more than any workshop or class she has ever taken. “It‟s such a challenge to find a scene to paint, simplify it, capture what you want to say about the scene within a „time limit‟ before the light changes too much and try to make it a good painting that reads like you want. In plein air events, you also add being in competition with other plein air painters in the group.”
Sunday, April 30, 2006
Monday, July 16, 2012
You are invited to Darla Bostick’s 5th annual multi-media art workshop/retreat at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu , NM 30 August- 5 Sept -- includes digital photography, watercolors/acrylics, pencil, incorporating text, etc with opportunity for plein air painting and comfort of a group activity room (floor to ceiling vista views). For 7 days/6 nights you can relax, enjoy, create. Lodging/meals included. The Georgia O'Keeffe Landscape Tour takes you where she painted from the magnificent area scenery. Visit the O’Keeffe studio/home on tour. Space limited/registration begun. Bring materials you love to work with (or try something new) and join us! DEADLINE for registration July 25.
The workshop is $465. We stay on the Ghost Ranch grounds--lodging and meals provided (extra cost).
For more details contact Darla Bostick, 940.320.5660
Thursday, September 06, 2012
The Education Dept. of the Dallas Arboretum offers both gardening and creative classes. Art classes for Fall 2012:
- 9/22 Painting Flowers and Landscapes in Watercolor by Carol Vystrcil Scott
- 10/6 or 11/3 Painting Flowers in Oils: Put a little joy in your brush and join award winning artist Nancy Medina
- 10/6-10/7 Photographing Chihuly's Glass Sculptures in a Garden Setting (Allen)
- 10/5 Art in the Digital Age – An Introduction (Allen)
- 10/3 SLR Photography Basics: Beginning SLR: 6pm – 8pm
- 10/17 SLR Photography Basics:Intermediate SLR: 6pm – 8pm
- 10/13 or 10/24 Inspired by Chihuly: Art Journaling: Set your inner artist free as Kay Goodman
- 10/20 Inspired by Chihuly: Paper Collage with LeAnna Markus
- 10/24 Plein Air Painting Landscapes with Niki Gulley
|All About Arts with the Creative Arts Center of Dallas
An incredible resource for hands-on art programs for the budding and experienced artist, the Creative Arts Center of Dallas has partnered with the Dallas Arboretum to bring you a series of classes that will give you an opportunity to work with some of their wonderful artists and bring out the artist in you. Try one of these fun glass, felting or mosaic classes, and when you are ready to expand your skills check out the Creative Arts Center for one of their in depth art programs!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
The Trinity Arts Guild demonstration for January 4, 2010 (7:00-9:00 PM) will be Beth Wild with an Acrylics Lecture/Demo Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
All attendees receive GOLDEN samples and FREE literature packet, including hand-painted color charts. Beth, a representative of Golden Artist Colors, will do a presentation on acrylic paints, gels and mediums. The products will be demonstrated and their applications and possibilities discussed. She will answer
questions about the paints and products. Beth will demonstrate the OPEN Acrylics product line. OPEN gives artists control over the drying time of their paint. The relaxed working characteristics and ability to remain wet on the palette for extended painting sessions give OPEN Acrylics versatility, including portraiture, plein air painting and various other You will learn how acrylics can be used as grounds for other media, such as watercolor or colored pencil. Get key information on color mixing, blending and controlling drying time; and see how gels can be used to modify paint properties or create unique textural surfaces. From traditional to contemporary to mixed media, acrylics are infinitely versatile. Artists of all mediums and all levels will come away from this lecture demo with fresh new insights to feed their creative expression. --from TAG Talk newsletter
Trinity Arts Guild is located in the ARTSNET building in Bedford at the Boys Ranch park area and has over 200 members. Visitors are welcome. Currently the “Home for the Holidays” non-juried show is hanging in the gallery. website: trinityartsguild.org
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Darla's next Art Retreat/Workshop begins Labor Day Weekend (Sat 5 Sept-Thurs 10 Sept). Join us at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM!
You are invited to join us at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu , NM for 6 days/5 nights for a wonderful art experience. Beginning the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend (5 Sept through Thursday, 10 Sept) Darla Bostick is leading a workshop/retreat on the Ghost Ranch grounds. Unlike other workshops, this one is simply pure artistic pleasure-gorgeous southwest scenery, learning, sharing, painting, drawing, photographing, text, and more!
Ghost Ranch is the area where Georgia O'Keeffe lived during the most recognized era of her life and art. The Georgia O'Keeffe Landscape Tour is our optional field trip during the week. We will be transported, practically following her footsteps, to the very places where she painted. We can look at the landscape while at the same time referring to a copy of her artwork.
There is a schedule, but plenty of flexibility. There are wonderful opportunities for plein air work. Our group meeting room is available for Darla's daily presentations and demonstrations and for those who prefer the comfort of working indoors.
Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu is 65 miles NW of Santa Fe. The Ghost Ranch folks will provide our lodging and 3 hot meals daily! We simply go and enjoy. Bring your favorite materials and join us.
Darla Bostick has been an art educator for 35 years and is a member of several art organizations in the North Texas area: Visual Arts Society of Texas, Society of Watercolor Artists
Thursday, September 20, 2012
ART EXHIBIT AND NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH ACTIVITIES
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Plein-Air Painting & Photo Workshop
Monday, April 18, 2011
Looking for a different type of art workshop? Why sit in a window-less workshop room for days on end when our activity room has floor to ceiling vistas of unbelievable beauty. You are invited to Darla Bostick’s 4th Annual multi-media art workshop/retreat at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM. Several rooms have been reserved 31 August- 6 Sept (includes Labor Day weekend) for the event which includes digital photography, watercolors/acrylics, pencil, incorporating text and more. There is opportunity for plein air painting as well as the comfort of a group activity room. For 7 days/6 nights you have permission to simply relax, enjoy and create. Your lodging and daily meals are included with your registration. The Georgia O'Keeffe Landscape Tour takes you to the very places where she painted from the magnificent scenery offered by the area or perhaps you’ll wish to tour her home/studio in nearby Abiquiu. Spaces are very limited and filling. Bring your favorite media (or try something new) and join us!
Unreserved rooms will be released 31 July. Since this event overlaps Labor Day Weekend, it may be difficult to reclaim rooms after this date.
Come and see for yourself why Georgia O’Keeffe loved Ghost Ranch!
For more information: visit the website www.darlabostick.com
Sunday, September 23, 2012
ArtTreks – Carnivale – Venice, Italy
Plein-Air Painting and Photography Workshop
Taught by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
Feb. 2-9, 2013
Early Registration: Oct. 6 for a $500 Savings!
Final Registration Deadline: Nov. 18
You’ve seen the images of the people with elaborate costumes and ornate masks set against the stunning backdrop of Venice. Well, now is your chance to not only be a part of this fabulous spectacle, but to also capture the festival in all of it’s glory. Imagine working on your photography and painting skills in an environment with such visual stimulation and artistic opportunities.
Join Scott as he takes you on a photographic journey among a cast of characters that have stepped out of a long forgotten time as they stroll amid the grandeur of the Venetian canals. Like our spring workshop, you will experience the sights, sounds and passion of Venice as you are immersed in Italian culture.
Niki will conduct the Plein-Air Painting Workshop from different picturesque locations daily, teaching through a combination of demos, discussions, assistance and critiques. Sessions will be broken into different morning and afternoon locations, with plenty of time in between for shopping, sightseeing, or to dine al fresco for a leisurely lunch.
There will be walking tours through the back streets and canals of Venice as we go in search of opulent costumes and dazzling masks in a setting like no other place on earth. There will also be critique sessions throughout the workshop that can provide invaluable information and feedback, as well as giving everyone an opportunity to share ideas and get to know each other. There will also be opportunities each day to see the museums, visit the churches, go shopping and enjoy all of the things that make Venice what it is.
Admission is limited to 12 participants, so we encourage you to enroll as soon as possible. There will also be space open for non-participating partners at reduced rates on a limited basis.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Plein Air Painting / Photography Workshop
Taught by Dallas artist Niki Gulley & photographer Scott Williams
Venice, Italy - May 8-15 / 2010
Registration deadline: Jan. 30th. Space is limited so sign up today!
Monday, October 18, 2010
The Society of Watercolor Artists Annual Members Show continues through Oct. 30 at the Atrium of the University North Texas Health and Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76107. Awards were presented on Sept. 11th. Juror was Nel Dorn Byrd. For more information and an online catalog of the show see http://www.swa-watercolor.com/
Best of Show... “The Gallery in Paris” Kenji Nishikawa
First Place........ “Loli” Ann Winchester
Second Place... “Are the Good Times Over” Lynda Robinson
Third place...... “1934 MG J2” Dave Maxwell
Juror’s Special Award..... “Cowboy Reminiscing” Randy Meador
“Plein Aire Book Club” Marianna Alfaro
“Twilight’s Waltz” Kathleen Krueger Bishop
“Windswept Bay” Charlotte Krystinik
“Window Verde” Barbara Millican
“Dahlia and Waterford” Soon Y. Warren
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Want to find buddies to paint or create art with? These informal activity or support groups fulfill that need. They are usually sponsored by a nonprofit artist group or a community art center.
The groups meet either weekly or monthly and are usually free unless there is a model or materials fee. Most are open to the public; some may be limited to members of an association or by invitation only. Most meet in a public facility; others may rotate locations or be plein aire (outside painting and drawing)
Critique groups may have a critique fee for the art critic. Some are free group-based critiques. Bring a hardy ego and prepare to learn.
To verify the schedule and location, please contact the group. For additions and corrections, please use the Contact button.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Special Event: Artist Reception and Show
When: Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Featured Artist: Vicki Smith
Vicki Sowell Smith is a native Dallasite and has been painting for over 30 years. Taking classes in painting, drawing, and design, Smith began oil painting in 2008 finding a medium that gave energy to her passion of creating art. She has studied with Sue Alston, watercolorist, Suzanne Kelly Clark, SMU teacher (plein air painting) and took her first oil classes with Bob Bates. She is now working with Chris Middlebrook Wyatt. Always looking for and finding an unusual approach, her paintings show a flair for fun and color… especially the neon zebras! She is a featured artist in the 2012 edition of CityArtCal Fine Art in Dallas and exhibited in the Garden Gallery from March 9-25th 2012. Her art is part of numerous private collections and has been commissioned by many art patrons and collectors.
“The oil painting unleashed a new passion for painting”, Smith said. “It seemed to bring together all the numerous experiences, lessons, and ideas I have been working on for many years. Taking what I have learned from my head and then translating it to my hand and on to the canvas is a tricky process. Then adding in what’s in my heart to create something unique and fun takes time.” “I enjoy finding a scene and then capturing it with a photo or working several pictures together. It gives me time to work on the composition and also keep the light the way I like it.”
Location: Marshall-McPhail Gallery
Marshall Motors, 11450 Sprowles Street. Dallas, Texas 75229
Friday, December 02, 2011
|ArtTreks – Tuscany, Italy
Plein Air Painting & Photography Workshop
Aug. 31 – Sept. 8, 2012
Discount Deadline: Jan. 13 for a $500 savings!
Final Deadline: Feb. 17
Led by Niki Gulley & Scott Williams
Join us once more as our path takes us to the medieval towns, cypress tree-lined roads and glorious sun drenched splendor of the rolling hills that are Tuscany in the fall. Whether you are a painter or photographer, this unique workshop has been designed to allow you to hone your skills and expand your creativity, all while you further your artistic voice. Choosing which aspect interests you, we will help guide you to capture the architecture and breathtaking vistas flooded with their extraordinary quality of light, on either canvas or film.
Monday, May 29, 2006
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
This guide to special art events is organized by type of event and date of event:
Art Walks / Studio Tours
Festivals & Art Sales
Art Lectures & Conferences
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Ellis County Art Association announces call for entries for the 6th Annual PAINT HISTORIC WAXAHACHIE!
Paint Out Date: May 27 thru June 4, 2011
ENTRY DEADLINE # 1:
To be included in our “Collector’s Guide” souvenir program, we must have your entry by APRIL 15, 2011
ENTRY DEADLINE #2:
To participate in the official paint out, quick draw, judging, exhibition and sale we must have your entry by MAY 15, 2011.
Ellis County Art Association
501 West Main Street
Waxahachie, TX 75165
For PROSPECTUS and to ENTER ONLINE: www.elliscountyart.net
Event Coordinator: Tina Bohlman 972-741-6154 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eligibility: Open to any artist working in 2D fine art medium. In the spirit of plein air and to “level the field" of competition, we ask that all art be completed on location (no studio touch-up). Artists must agree to paint a minimum 3 days (or sessions) on location during the official 8 day painting period, May 27 through June 3, 2011. Canvas, board or paper must be authenticated prior to painting. Maps with directions to Designated painting locations will be provided. Locations include historic downtown business district, historic residential streets and specific addresses within city limits. Artists are required to submit a minimum of 2 paintings for judging, exhibition and sale. Paint Historic Waxahachie hosted 53 artists during the 2010 event and exhibited 225 paintings.
AWARDS: Cash & Merchandise | Awards Juror: Nancy Boren AWA OPS
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
What's happening in art in the North Texas area (with emphasis on nonprofit visual arts groups). Find out where to go to appreciate, create, meet or learn about art!
Note: For the complete calendar see the Spring 2009 Art Events Calendar covering March through May 2009..
Monday, November 14, 2011
|ArtTreks – Paris, France: Plein-Air Painting / Photography Workshop
Taught by Niki Gulley & Scott Williams May 10-18, 2012
Signup Deadline: Nov. 18
Whether you call it “The City of Lights” or “The City of Love” Paris conjures up a vivid impression in your mind. From its iconic landmarks, to its gastronomic pleasures, to its amazing art and culture, Paris is almost certainly a state of mind that everyone has to experience at least once in their life.
Once again, if you are a painter or photographer, we have designed this workshop to expand your creativity and further your artistic voice. Choosing which aspect interest you, we will help guide you to capture on canvas or film, the spectacular architecture and rich tapestry, that is Paris.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Announcing a plein air workshop with Tina Bohlman. March 19-21, 2012. Waxahachie, Texas. The workshop is open to al skill levels however, participants should be knowledgeable in their medium, have had a few previous plen air "outings" and be familiar with setting up and using their equipment. Demonstrations will be in watercolor, but painters may work in any medium. The workshop will address the challenges painters encounter with specific emphasis on seeing, simplifying and organizing elements in the landscape. Daily lecture & demo accompanied with written material, individual attention and plenty of painting time in the field. Workshop limited to 15 participants. Contact:email@example.com or visit website http://tinabohlman.com/workshops for registration information.
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Two Old Friends and a Brush
"Tuscon Cactus" by Bob Voges
"Rocky Mountain Sigh" by Herb Reed
July 20, 2012 . . . Artists’ Showplace Gallery is hosting a two-man show, entitled Two Old Friends and a Brush, for the month of September, featuring the watercolors of Bob Voges and Herb Reed.
The opening reception is on Friday, September 14 from 6 to 9 PM. Wine and appetizers will be served and Paul Utey and his combo, “Jazz After All,” will provide live music. The reception is free.
Both artists are among the 17 owners of Artists’ Showplace and have a number of other things in common. They are active in the Southwestern Watercolor Society, a 400-member painting organization with headquarters in Dallas; in fact, each is a past-president of SWS. Both men are retired electrical engineers. Voges retired after a career at Texas Instruments, while Reed started his engineering career at Collins Radio (now Rockwell Engineering) in Richardson.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
The exhibit comprises 22 pieces of work done by Denton resident, Darla Bostick--some old, some new, some photographs, but primarily watercolor paintings. The work will be available for viewing in the west gallery of the Irving Art Association at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts through 25 June.
Darla Bostick was the demo artist at the Weatherford Art Association meeting in May. She is also the President-elect for Society of Watercolor Artists and received her signature status with the last show in Fort Worth.
Looking for a different type of art workshop? You are invited to Darla Bostick’s multi-media art workshop/retreat at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM. Several rooms have been reserved 31 August- 6 Sept (ending Labor Day weekend) for the event which includes digital photography, watercolors/acrylics, pencil, incorporating text and more. There is plenty of opportunity for plein air painting as well as the comfort of a group activity room. For 7 days/6 nights you have permission to simply relax, enjoy and create. Your lodging and daily meals are covered with your registration. The Georgia O'Keeffe Landscape Tour takes you to the very places where she painted from the area's magnificent scenery. Spaces are limited and some participants are already registered. Bring the materials you love to work with (or try something new) and join us! Unreserved rooms will be released 31 July. Since this event overlaps Labor Day Weekend, it may be difficult to reclaim rooms after this date.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Here is the link to register through TCU's Office of Extended Education: https://lifelong.is.tcu.edu/wconnect/ShowSchedule.awp?~~GROUP~ART+ED~Art+Educators+Summer+Institute
Registration begins on February 22 and closes June 18
Questions about payment/registration? Contact The Office of Extended Education: firstname.lastname@example.org 817-257-7132
Questions about the workshop? Contact Dr. Amanda Allison: email@example.com 817-257-7041
Thursday, August 23, 2012
We are delighted to host the incomparable talent of Julie Chapman www.julietchapman.com
Her first workshop to be offered in Texas at Creekhaven Inn, Wimberley, Texas located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country
A 3 Day Workshop: NOVEMBER 5th—7th, 2012
Capturing the Essence - Animals Plein Air Oil Workshop
“Do you love portraying animals in your art? Work with an accomplished animal artist in an “art retreat” atmosphere to improve your drawing skills, your rendering of animal forms, and your creativity. Julie has been leading animal art workshops for nearly a decade, and her style emphasizes humor, interactivity, group discussions, and a variety of exercises—all designed to help you learn and grow in your art.
We will be working with both dry and wet media, in both monochrome and color, to study animal form and gesture through a variety of classroom exercises. There will be group critiques and discussions on topics chosen by the group, as well as life drawing and photo sessions with ranch livestock.
¨ Beginner to Professional
¨ Instructor Demonstrations
¨ Individual Instruction
¨ Individual Critiques
¨ Group Discussions and Critiques
¨ Luxury Retreat
¨ All Inclusive Workshop Experience
Location: Creekhaven Inn • 400 Mill Race Lane, Wimberley, TX 78676 • Workshop host site and lodging
Workshop Dates: November 5, 6, 7, 2012 (arrive Sunday 11/4 - depart Wednesday 11/7)
Workshop Fee $750** Additional non-workshop guest in room $50 per night
Includes: Tuition, 3 Nights Lodging, Welcoming Reception, Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners including taxes at Creekhaven Inn—a luxury bed and breakfast
Registration: Bill Appleman 1-800-827-1913 firstname.lastname@example.org Please contact us directly.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
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A native Dallasite, Cecy Turner received her formal art training at Vanderbilt University and the University of North Texas, followed by workshops by over 50 professional artists from across the nation. She is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society, Southwestern Watercolor Society, Women Artists of the West, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Associated Creative Artists, Texas and Neighbors, Outdoor Painters Society, Plein Air Artists Colorado, and is a Fellow of the American Artists Professional League. She has been a popular lecturer, teacher, juror and demonstrator since 1976. Versatile in both watercolor and oils, she has designed cards and calendars for numerous national greeting card companies. She is represented by G. Stanton Gallery, Dallas, TX, Vertical Peaks Fine Art, Jackson Hole, WY, Sunset Art Gallery, Amarillo, TX, Silver Heron Gallery, Depoe Bay, OR, Wee Gallery of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ.
Friday, December 09, 2011
ArtTreks – Cinque Terre & Lake Como, Italy
Monday, September 13, 2010
The Hill Country Arts Foundation Visual Arts department is currently accepting registration for all fall workshops. The fall schedule includes opportunities for beginning to advanced students in a wide range of media and techniques. Peruse the list below and find those that interest you and call Teri or Al for more information 830-367-5120 or 1-800-459-4223. website: http://hcaf.com/vac/workshops/default.htm
Sept. 11 & 12: Reverse Painting on Glass with Phyllis Garey.
Sept. 13 - Oct. 11: Monday 6-9 p.m. Pottery Making on the Wheel with Mark Jackson
Sept. 15 - 18: Assemblage Art and the Pursuit of Mischief with Ken Malson.
Sept. 16 - 18: Alternative Kilns and Firing Techniques with James Watkins.
Sept. 22 - 24: Unifying Your Paintings in Pastel or Oil by Janice Hamilton.
Sept. 22 - 24: Creating Texture in Fiber Art by Lisa Kerpoe.
Sept. 27 - Oct. 1: Landscapes and Portraits in Pastel by Steven Napper.
Oct. 6 & 7: Pouring Techniques in Acrylic with Krispen Spencer.
Oct. 12 - 15: Landscapes in Oil with Charlotte Curry.
Oct. 18 - 22: Plein Air with Ian Roberts.
Oct. 26 - 29: Mixed Media - Play and Learn with Linda Hammond.
Nov. 2 - 5: Printmaking with Debbie Little Wilson.
Nov. 17 - 19: Watercolor Secrets Revealed with Tom Lynch.
Coming Soon to The Gallery
Johnson Creek Press
Sept. 24-Oct. 23