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  • Texas & Neighbors 2013 entries due Feb. 5
  • First Friday Denton Jan. 4
  • imPRESS Printmaking reception Jan. 9 in Frisco
  • 2013 Texas Biennial OPEN CALL FOR ART
  • Until We Have Faces - R. J. Poe reception Jan. 17
  • Calligraphy Classes With Carol Measures Scott
  • Wine and Art Show Jan 12, 2013
  • Broken Color Broken Light Workshop Jan. 15-17
  • Dallas Art Openings : January 4 - 5, 2013
  • WaterTangles demo Jan. 9 for MCFA
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  • Arcadia Salon Discussion Series Jan. 6
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    Tuesday, January 08, 2013

    Art News DFW has had enormous growth since it was first established in 2006. This site (and the Nucleus CMS platform) has served us well, but it’s time for an update with a new style and more features.

    So at nearly our 6,000th posting seven years later in January of 2013, we are switching to the WordPress platform.  We will continue to bring you news of North Texas area art and artists. We will continue our philosophy of service to local art groups and artists.

    Our new URL is Many of the latest records have been transferred to this site, but we will keep this old site as an archive.

    We will continue to add new features and tweak the appearance of Art News DFW on the new site. Look there for future announcements and updates.

    – Webmasters Sharon Giles and Nancy Friedel


    Saturday, January 05, 2013

    Monday, January 7th, 2013 - Sunday, January 13th, 2013

    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!

    Don't forget to check out our associated websites:

    TO ADD AN EVENT, contact or use the Submission Form. All notices are moderated.

    Twilight Legacy

    January 4-15

    Combined gallery show of photographic abstracts by Nathan Whitney and mixed media paintings by Lisa Bolin. 

    Artist Receptions
    January 5 & 12, 2013, 7pm - 10pm. 


    SouthSide on Lamar, 1409 South Lamar St., Dallas TX, 75215

    Friday, January 04, 2013

    National Cowgirl Museum call for Western-boot themed quilt blocks: In conjunction with our Off the Wall: Maverick Quilts exhibition (January 18 - March 31), The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is taking block submissions to create community quilts. Deadline is March 1, 2013


    Irving Arts Center - Black and White: An Exhibition Paintings and Flowers
    Opening Celebration - Sunday January 13, 2-4 pm 

    This annual exhibition presented by The Association of Oriental Arts features Chinese brush paintings by members of TAO Arts and Ikebana (the Japanese art of floral arranging) by members of the Dallas and Fort Worth chapters of Ikebana International. More Information...

    MADI Museum Exhibit  

    OPTICAL SPACES: The Art of Victor Vasarely

    Opening Reception
    Friday January 11, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    (for members and their guests)
    6:30 - 7:30pm
    (general public)

    Curated by artist Orna Feinstein, the exhibition features the work of Victor Vasarely.

    CentralTrak Cuban artist Raul Cordero
    Opening Reception
    Saturday January 19, 8pm - 10 pm
    For more information, please contact:
    Arts and Performance Office |  p: 972-UTD-ARTS 

    David Dike Fine Art - Texas Art Auction
    Saturday January 19, 4 pm

    2013 marks the return of the David Dike Fine Art Texas Art Auction! The auction will be held on January 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM at Wildman Art Framing
        Learn More

    Dallas Contemporary - DZINE Victory
    Opening Celebration
    Saturday January 19, 9pm-Midnight
    Chicago-based artist, Dzine, is a self-taught, mixed media artist who investigates Kustom Kulture and its relationship to art, sub cultures and the institution. His work (re)contextualizes these diverse elements to develop his own language. Read More.

    The MAC and RO2 Art - Carrie Crumbley: Place Stamp Here
    Opening Reception at RO2 Art Downtown
    Friday January 25, 6pm - 8pm
    Crumbley's work deals with a range of subjects including spirituality, religion, philosophy, and culture. Place Stamp Here is an exhibition of photographed postage stamps that function as historical documents. 


    Black and White:
    An Exhibition of Paintings and Flowers 

    Irving Arts Center, Main Gallery 
    Presented by The Association of Oriental Arts 

    Jan 13, 2013 - Jan 27, 2013   

    This annual exhibition presented by The Association of Oriental Arts features Chinese brush paintings by members of TAO Arts and Ikebana (the Japanese art of floral arranging) by members of the Dallas and Fort Worth chapters of Ikebana International.

    Artists Reception and demonstrations, Sunday, Jan 13, 2 - 4 p.m.

     Darla Bostick has a solo exhibit in the Focus Gallery at IAC running concurrently "Images of China: Paintings and Photographs".

    Irving Arts Center 3333 North MacArthur Blvd. | Irving, TX 75062 

    Gallery admission is free. Gallery Hours: 
    Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
    Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
    Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
    Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m. 

    TangledTexturedTangled & Textured
    on Canvas
    SAT. JAN 19, 2013
     1:00 pm - 6:00pm
    Tangled & Textured Canvas by Angie Vangalis
    Tangled & Textured on Canvas
    Experience an afternoon of creating beautiful, variations of tangled artwork! Participants will be painting on canvas. A list of supplies is available one the details page. Angie Vangalis, CZT, Instructor.
    Workshop cost: $75 (includes canvas and instructor provided materials.  This workshop held at:
    Googly Eyes Art & Craft Supplies 2413 W. Airport Fwy., Irving, TX  75061


    FEB 13, 2013
    Golden Working Artists with Barbara Jackson

    Let's do a hands-on project with GOLDEN ACRYLICS & BARBARA JACKSON! 
    This session offers two hours of Information packed creative activity. Participants will use three types of Golden Acrylic paints and will see how gels can be used to modify paint properties or create unique textural surfaces.
    ONLY $15 - Includes supplies. Please bring an apron

    This class held at:
    1975 Puritan Drive, Irving, TX  75061
    Contact Angie for more information.


    Zentangle® Inspired-Art Exhibit
    JAN 2 - JAN 24, 2013
    SUN, JAN 6, 2013 
    Zentangle by Sandhya Manne
    Zentangle by Sandhya Manne, CZT

    JAN 6, 2013
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

    1975 Puritan Drive
    Irving, TX  75061  


    MON & WED; 12:00PM - 4:00PM

    TUES & THURS; 10:30AM - 3:30PM

    SUNDAY; 1:00PM - 4:00PM 

    10:30AM - 1:45PM







    Thursday, January 03, 2013

    Hill Country Arts Foundation Website


    Artists'Opening Receptions are free and open to the public,
    Friday, January 4, 6-9pm

    January 4 - February 23, 2013

    FOCUS GALLERY ONE: To Be Contained by Sonya Berg 

    Sonya Berg makes work that evokes a sense of anxiety within the landscape through two seemingly disparate images - empty swimming pools and waterfalls. Deliberate mark making and a select palette draw out the sense of anxiety in both the man-made and natural phenomenon. MORE 

    FOCUS GALLERY TWO: Stitchings  

    Stitchings is an exhibit of works by five artists whose work utilizes stitched thread. The stitching may manifest as texture and line only or may be used to create words, shapes or iconic imagery. MORE 

    January 4 - 30, 2013
    Figure Riddles
    Cleo Boone strives to create a work of art that is unpredictable and take viewers to a different reality than what they are familiar with.MORE

    Geometric Abstraction
    Donald Matheson is working on a series that abstracts existing important works of art. MORE

    Sketches: an exhibition of equine art and poetry by Kit Hall and DeeAnn Day  
    This exhibition is aimed at exploring the relationship between visual art creation and that of poetry and its power to inspire. MORE

    Grizlybexar Collective: Introspections
    This exhibit showcases David Grinnell and other artists' work tracing their paths from their early influences to their most recent work.

    January 4 - March 23, 2013

    ARTSCENTER10 Invitational

    To commemorate the past 10 years of art exhibits, the FWCAC has asked a selection of great artists from those years to contribute one piece to a series of exhibits over the next three months. MORE

    Visit Us
    Fort Worth Community Arts Center Hours: 
    M-SAT 9AM - 5PM
    What do you think? 
    LIKE us on Facebook and keep up with what's going on 
    in the
     Fort Worth Community Arts Center.  

    The first official meeting of NTPG will be held at 7:00 pm at Oil & Cotton.
    837 W. 7th Street, Dallas, Texas 75208

    Join the group at if you are interested in printmaking.

    Misty Oliver-Foster will start off our lecture series of 2013 on Tuesday, January 8th at 7:00 P.M. in classroom #3 at the MCL Grand Theatre in Lewisville.
    Ms. Foster is a Texas artist and works in acrylics, collage and mixed media.  She received her BFA from UNT.  She taught high school art for six years and now works from her studio in Frisco.  She teaches workshops and also lectures. Her lecture will cover artists' portfolios, web sites, blogs, social media and photographing your art.  Her website is This lecture is open to the public and there is no charge.
    Go to, valtex.blogspot or call 972-420-9393 for more information about the Visual Art League of Lewisville.

    Ann Hardy * Michael Holter * Marian Hirsch * Nancy Conant * Nancy Paris Pruden

    The deadline for the 28th Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Competition is only a month away! Download the prospectus HERE as the February 5th deadline will be here before you know it!

    Complete details about The Creative Figure, a 3-day workshop, March 23-25, 2013featuring techniques in drawing the figure and painting oils and acrylics lead by Juror, Jill Pankey are available here.

    Our committee is busy going through past records to identify our existing TXN Signature painters. Signature status is extended to artists who have had their artwork on exhibit in five of our 27 shows to date. The TXN signature award allows signature designees the privilege of using the TXN acronym in their resumes and paintings along with a live link from website. This privilege is cumulative and retroactive. All Signature designees will receive recognition at the Awards ceremony April 21, 2013.

    If you know anyone who is interested in submitting artwork into this award competition, please contact me and we can send out the prospectus via mail or email. This competition with more than $8,400 in prize money is still the best kept secret in Texas!

    Wishing you a Happy New & Creative Year,
    Angie Vangalis
    2013 TXN Chairman
    Irving Art Association
    214-957-1736 cell

    Wednesday, January 02, 2013

     "imPRESS" Printmaking Art Exhibit January 7-31, 2013


    Frisco Arts is hosting an exclusively printmaking exhibit January 7-31,2013 in the Frisco Art Gallery at the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX, 75034.

    Join us from 7-9PM on Wednesday, January 9, for a FREE opening reception featuring the artwork of 17 printmakers, light refreshments, and a brief gallery talk by participating artist Amy Carter-Ishmael, entitled "Blind Manipulation in Printmaking: One Woman's Success at Memory Recovery after TBI." See details at or email the Exhibits Coordinator, Paige Prater:

    Lari R. Gibbons, Associate Professor at University of North Texas, editor of the Mid-America Print Council Journal and Director of PRINT (Print Research Institute of North Texas) Press, juried this exclusively printmaking exhibit, curated by Paige Prater, Frisco Arts' Exhibits Coordinator, and featuring seventeen regional printmakers. 

    On Saturday, January 19 between 1-5PM, the public is invited back to witness the awards, a panel discussion including Thomas Menikos, Adam Rowlett, Laura H. Drapac, and Lari R. Gibbons, and live collagraph and monotype printmaking demonstrations by artists Junanne Peck and Lynne Hubner. FREE and fun for all ages! Email with questions. Click here for details. 

    Austin, Texas – January 1, 2013 The Texas Biennial is pleased to announce that the 2013 Open Call for Art has begun. The Biennial is open to all artists living and working in Texas. Submissions for TX★13 will be accepted online at now through February 28, 2013.

    The Texas Biennial was founded in 2005 to provide an exhibition opportunity open to all artists living and working in the state. This year marks the fifth edition of the Texas Biennial, making it the longest-running state biennial in the U.S. Biennial artists for 2013 will be selected by a stellar group of curators:

    • Bill Arning Director, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
    • René Paul Barilleaux Chief Curator/Curator of Art after 1945, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio
    • Christian Gerstheimer Curator, El Paso Museum of Art
    • K8 Hardy Artist, New York
    • Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler Artists and Faculty, Bard College, New York and University of Texas at Austin
    • Annette LawrenceArtist and Professor, University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design, Denton
    • David Pagel Art critic and Associate Professor, Claremont Graduate University, Los Angeles
    • Bárbara Perea Independent curator, Mexico City
    • Christina Rees Curator of the Galleries, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
    • Dario Robleto Artist, Houston
    • Noah Simblist Associate Professor of Art, Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas
    • Jeremy Strick Director, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
    • Clint Willour Curator, Galveston Arts Center
    • Virginia Rutledge Curator-at-Large

    The Texas Biennial will take place September 5 - November 9, 2013 with a range of exhibitions and other programming in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Marfa. The curated open call survey exhibition that is the central feature of the project will be presented at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center in San Antonio, with selected performances during the run of the exhibition at CentralTrak–The Artist Residency of the University of Texas at Dallas. A special commissioned Biennial artist project will be presented by Ballroom Marfa. In celebration  of  the  Biennial’s  5th  anniversary,  Lawndale Art Center in Houston and Big Medium in Austin will also host exhibitions of current work by selected past Biennial artists, August 23 - September 28, 2013. Additional programming will be announced as details become available.

    Information about the online application process is available at

    Follow the Biennial on Facebook at

    Elm Street Studio

    Until We Have Faces

    by R. J. Poe

    Wine and Cheese Reception
    Thursday, January 17, 2013
    6:00 to 8:00 pm

    January 1 to February 23, 2013

    To see more images from Poe's exhibit visit this link.

    Gallery Hours:
    Tuesday to Friday: 1 to 5 pm
    Saturday: 10 am to Noon
    And by Appointment: 214.478.8372

    139 S. Elm St.    
    Keller, TX 76248    

    Tuesday, January 01, 2013

    Calligraphy Classes With Carol Measures Scott



    Broad-edge pen

    Fridays, 9 – 11 AM

    January 11 – February 15 (6 weeks)

    Class fee - $90, Supply fee $12 


    Pointed pen

    Fridays, 12 – 2 PM

    January 11 – February 15 (6 weeks)

    Class fee - $90, Supply fee $12 



    469-429-0275     online registration

    **** Please indicate if you are right-handed or left-handed when registering. ****

    Unwind while learning to make lovely letters in this friendly, casual class. With a large classroom, a non-intimidating atmosphere both beginners and continuing calligraphy students learn side-by-side under an ex-perienced teacher. Classes held at Old City Hall, 5560 Hwy. 78, Sachse, TX 75048.

    Kick off this year with an Art Show!
    Join us and over 10 local artists for our first show this year!
    Artist reception, live music, themed wine tasting, gourmet food, silent auction just to name a few.
    This time we teamed up with a DFW dog rescue group - Metroplex Mutts - to deliver you an experience to remember.

    When: Sat., January 12, 2 - 7PM

    Sophy Sam Gallery
    1519 Beaumont St.
    Dallas, TX 75215


    Jane E. Jones will be teaching a 3 day workshop called Broken Color Broken Light January 15-17 at Artists' Showplace from 9:30-3:30. The cost is $210. Call now to reserve your spot 972-407-1566 or email

    Monday, December 31, 2012

    These openings are posted courtesy of Jim Mathis from his announcements list: Dallas Art Openings

    For more openings, see the Art Events section of Art This Week or the Art Events Calendar from Google Calendar.

    And please join Dallas Art Openings on Facebook.

    "The Art of Ricardo Paniagua" by Ricardo Paniagua, at RE Gallery - January 4 : 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    1717 Gould street, Dallas, Tx  75215

    "The Color Of My Memory" by Du Chau, and "Bygone" by Letitia Huckaby, at the Kirk Hopper Fine Art - January 5 : 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    3008 Commerce Street, Dallas, Tx 75226

    Mid Cities Fine Artists January 9, 2013 meeting 9:45 am—12:00 noon

    St. Philip Presbyterian Church 745 W. Pipeline Road Hurst, Texas 76053

    Angie Vangalis

    WaterTangles demo

    Angie Vangalis is a dedicated creative professional, lettering artist, author and teacher. Her art and Zentangle-related tools and products, developed to inspire, have been featured in news and trade publications. Her company AV Graphics provides marketing solutions and training for small businesses.

    Angie earned a BA degree in Art, has been certified as an official Zentangle Teacher (CZT) and in Copic markers. Her philanthropic activities include Director of the 25th International Lettering Arts Conference and Chairman of Texas & Neighbors Regional Art competition. Angie can be reached at or visit her blog at Angie is also the President of Irving Art Association.

    The one-of-a-kind, original paintings of artists Barbara Ann Jones, Carola Locke and Eric Nelson will be on display during the month of January, 2013 at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248. These talented, award-winning artists will showcase their portraits, landscapes, still-life and other scenes of visual beauty from the perspective of their eyes.

    A special "Meet the Artist" Reception will be held on Thursday evening January 10, 2013 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Keller Town Hall. Come out and enjoy this beautiful exhibit, greet the artists and share refreshments. The event is free and open to all ages.

    For more information visit; or 817-743-4000

    Sunday, December 30, 2012

    Arcadia Salon Discussion Series
    Sunday, January 6, 5:30- 7:00 PM

    Featuring H.J. Bott & Rusty Scruby from Geometric Showcase Exhibition

    The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art
    3109 Carlisle Street
    Dallas, TX 75204-1194