Rockwall Art League 20th Fine Art Show call for entries

Rockwall Art League 20th Annual Fine Art Show October 2-4, 2020
Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club Conference Center At The Shores
2600 Champions Circle, Rockwall, TX 75087 https://www.rockwallartleague.org/

ENTRY FEES: Members: $15.00 per entry or 3 entries for $40.00 (Dues for 2020 must be current) Non-Members: $20.00 per entry or 3 entries for $55.00

October 1 …

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State Fair Arts & Crafts Contests – new deadline Sept. 1

This year’s State Fair of Texas sadly has been canceled due to to the quarantine, but the Creative Arts Contest goes on! The dates have changed for the Contests – see https://bigtex.com/get-involved/creative-arts-competitions/ for more information. The new deadline for online entry is September 1st, with drop-off dates for those accepted Sept. 9 – 13. The …

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2020 Main St. Festival cancelled & postponed until 2021

COVID-19 Update: The board of directors of Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc., has canceled the 2020 edition of the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, originally scheduled to take place on April 16-19, then postponed to September. 

The cancellation is due to increasing Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns and governmental recommendations for restricting large gatherings in order …

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MillHouse Summer Art & Music Fest Rescheduled

The MillHouse Summer Art & Music Fest. Indoor Juried Art Fest was originally scheduled for Sat and Sun, Aug. 29-30, 2020.

New date:

WINTER ArtFest 

McKinney Cotton Mill 

February 27-28, 2021

Noon-6 pm

All artists who applied and have been accepted into the August 2020 festival are automatically juried into the February show.

Questions: Artfest@millhousefoundation

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VAL presents Adventures in Wonderland and Melodies of the Soul/Circus of the Absurd

The Visual Art League of Lewisville Presents Adventures in Wonderland and Melodies of the Soul/Circus of the Absurd. For more about VAL exhibits, see visualartleague.org

The Visual Art League of Lewisville presents Adventures in Wonderland in
the North Hallway Gallery of the MCL Grand Theater from August
15-September 26.

In the Main Gallery …

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On Being Human opens Aug. 29 at Valley House

We are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition “On Being Human.” These last months have reminded us of the importance of our basic humanity and the inherent value of others. After isolating, we felt a need to be surrounded by people—hence this invitational exhibition about people seen through the artist’s eye. In addition …

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Kettle Art A La Carte – new online store

Kettle Art A La Carte
Kettle Art
2650 Main Street
Pickup on Saturdays or by appointment
1:00pm-5:00pm

Kettle Art A La Carte is Kettle’s new online store, offering beautiful original art, fine art prints, and small artisan-crafted pieces.

They’re super excited about a brand new feature, the Box Du Jour! It’s their version of a mystery box, filled with a fun …

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Cedars Union September Virtual Happenings

Hello from The Cedars Union!

We hope you are reading this message in good health and good spirits as we close out the month and a particularly odd summer. The Cedars Union Annex and the Boedeker next door have been buzzing with activity. We and our artists are on the brink of many things. 

Did you get …

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Plein Vision in Miniature opens in Corsicana

The 2020 Exhibition opens July 22nd.

The Associates Show & Sale is NOW ONLINE!  Share this link on your social media pages as well as emailing it directly to your friends, family, and most of all…your collectors!

http://www.navarrocouncilofthearts.com/purchase-art.html

Associate Members Show & Sale 2020 is sponsored by the Outdoor Painters Society is hosted by Navarro …

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Economic impacts of the Pandemic on the Arts – news sources

The news is dire, especially for the arts. Here are some links discussing the state of the arts economy:

Glasstire has posted a review of the Houston situation:

Texas Arts Economy Takes Billion-Dollar Plunge

by Hannah Dean August 25, 2020

Dallas Arts COVID Impact News Release:

DALLAS ARTS & CULTURE COVID-19 LOSSES TOP $33M …

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“Research like a Pro” ONLINE with Sindya Bhanoo

Fiction is, by definition, made up. But writing strong fiction, and certainly non-fiction, often requires a fair amount of research.

In this half-day class, we will discuss strategies that journalists use to do research and gather information for their stories. How much can be done by looking at images and documents on the Internet? Once …

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Lake Granbury Art Association reopening & Fall Show call

Shanley House Reopening

The LGAA board has decided to reopen the Shanley House Gallery and resume membership meetings. COVID-19 precautions will be observed.

Shanley House Gallery | 224 North Travis | Granbury, TX 76048

For more about LGAA see http://lakegranburyart.blogspot.com/

LGAA Monthly Member Meetings  Monthly meetings will resume on September 14th at 7pm.  Unfortunately, …

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Western National Exhibit opens Aug. 4th; closing reception Aug. 29th

The Western National opens Aug 4, and runs until Aug 29, with a closing reception 6-8pm Saturday Aug 29, at the Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary, 1412 14th St, in Plano TX.  It will feature 60 artworks in a full variety of 2D media, from 53 artists living in 18 states.  The theme of the show was …

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Keller’s Got Talent 2020 Virtual Art Show

The 2020 Keller’s Got Talent Art Show & Competition has gone VIRTUAL! Due to the current COVID-19 guidelines and our desire to protect our artists, staff and art enthusiasts, we’ve opted to have the show but opted to share it virtually on our Keller Public Arts Supporters group of the City of Keller Government Facebook …

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Call for Artists : Print Issue n°02 – VAST Magazine

VAST ART MAGAZINE is excited to announce the international open call for ISSUE N°02. See your work in print and published along side new, emerging, and established practices from around the world.   Thirty (30) artists will be selected and profiled in full color print spread showcasing their work, artist biography, and artist statement. Featured artists will …

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WLT Presents One Page Salon & Hope Alliance Fundraiser LIVE WEBINAR

One of Austin’s most beloved reading series – One Page Salon – has gone virtual and teamed up with the Writers’ League of Texas for a series of special monthly events featuring quick readings, feel good fundraising, and lots of literary shenanigans.

In September, we’re partnering with Georgetown’s wonderful indie bookstore, Lark & Owl Booksellers, …

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Hopper Prize: $1,000 Grants – All Media Eligible

The Hopper Prize is now accepting entries for our Fall 2020 artist grants. We are offering 5 grants in the amount of $1,000 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.

The Hopper Prize was established in order to increase the recognition of artwork created by artists and photographers. Our …

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Call for Entry: Paperworks VII

Paperworks VII

November 20, 2020- January 7, 2021

Deadline to enter: October 4, 2020

The Call for Entry: 

The Foundry Art Centre in Saint Charles, Missouri is seeking submissions for “Paperworks VII” an paper centered exhibition focusing on how paper can be expressed in art. Last held at the Foundry in 2013, this juried exhibition …

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2020 Plano Music & Arts Festival Oct. 10 & 11

In conjunction with Visit Plano, Bud Light, Bass Pro Shops, and Outlaw Nation are proud to present the 2020 Plano Music & Arts Festival, on October 10 and 11, from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, at beautiful Southfork Ranch. Come and enjoy major concerts, fine art displays, a classic car show, and dozens of fun …

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Extended Deadline for Spirit of West

Deadline Extended to September 4th

Spirit of the West

Call for Artists and Prospectus

Doss Heritage & Cultural Center, 1400 Texas Drive, W’ford 817-599-6168

Show October 3rd  to November 13th  

Entries – This show will celebrate the heritage of the American West.  Art should capture not only landscapes but the rugged …

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Tuesday Painters / Thursday Art Group 2020 Show

Irving Art Association presents the annual show by the Tuesday Painters group, currently on display in the large gallery. Participation in the show has been expanded to members of the new Thursday Art Group. The show includes 54 artworks — beautiful examples of many different art media and styles.

The gallery is open by …

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Call for Artists: Once a Day Swallow a Small Sun

Third Space DFW is seeking works for the online viewing room version of its postponed art exhibition, Once a Day Swallow a Small Sun. We aim to provide a safe space for people to promote queer-friendly perspectives, art, and resources. The show will focus on reflections of the queer experience about health and well-being. This …

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“How to Give and Receive Writing Critiques” ONLINE with John Pipkin

Are you in a writing group but not sure how to give good feedback on others’ work?


NOTE: This class is required in order to sign up for one of our Advanced Craft Workshops, but does not guarantee admission. The price of this online class will go toward the cost of the workshop if accepted …

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“The Agent Search: Tips, Tricks, and Timeless Advice” ONLINE with Becka Oliver

Learn the process and expectations for finding a literary agent for your book.

 

Join a former literary agent for an informative, candid, no-holds-barred class on finding the ideal agent for you—and how to navigate the relationship once you’ve found that perfect match. This class will cover everything from where to get your industry news, …

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The Meadows acquires an Alonso Cano drawing and more

MEADOWS MUSEUM ANNOUNCES NEW ACQUISITIONS Alonso Cano (Spanish, 1601–1667), The Death of Mary Magdalene, c. 1645–50. Pen and gray‐brown ink on laid paper, 3 ½ x 7 ½ in. (9 x 19 cm). Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Museum purchase with funds from The Meadows Foundation, MM.2020.05. Photo by Kevin Todora. Drawings by Alonso Cano and …

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A Letter from the Friends of the Bath House

August 18, 2020

The Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center represent a community of 6,000 people who support the Arts in Dallas and the Bath House Cultural Center.  

The Bath House Cultural Center (BHCC) is being devastated by budget cuts. The Manager, Marty Van Kleeck, was compelled to take retirement and funding for …

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Artist John Bramblitt Presentation and Demonstration via Zoom Sept. 2 at the Visual Arts Society of Texas

Please join VAST via Zoom for a presentation and demonstration by local artist John Bramblitt on September 2nd at 7 pm. John will discuss and demonstrate how he takes a multi-discipline approach to art. He will also discuss how to diversify the business side of art during the times of Covid-19. After losing his sight …

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Stemless Wine Glass & Cheese Plate Perfect Pairing Help Create Event!

Stemless Wine Glass Cheese Plate (Mini Rondel) Perfect Pairing Help Create Event!

This August & September drink in style! Come to Grapevine, the home of five fine art galleries, wine tasting rooms, cider, and a hopping brewery! Don’t forget Vetro, we are offering a Stemless Wine Glass & Beer Glass Help Create Event where you can create your personal, …

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Back To School Paperweight Help Create

These one of a kind glass art pieces are perfect gifts for teachers. They also can add an element of elegance to your own students’ new learning space, or your home or office. Help Create your one-of-a-kind handmade paperweight!

ALL AGES WELCOME! 

The Process:

  • Register online, pre-pay for your booked time slot.​
  • Come out to Vetro Glassblowing Studio 15 minutes prior to your reservation time to sign your waiver.
  • ***We want you and your loved ones to stay safe, so follow “Safe Social Distancing Practices” when in the Studio & Gallery, and please wear a mask. Vetro will follow all CDC & Tarrant County Guidelines to keep our …

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FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations Aug. 22 – Vetro Studio

Come visit, shop, and watch the Vetro Glassblowers during our,

FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations this Saturday, August 22, 2020!

Watch while Vetro Glassblowers turn hot molten glass into incredible works of art!

Saturday from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Calendar

Submitted by Vetro Glassblowing Studio. Email: lbarker@vetroartglass.com

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The Art of The Mask – Submission Deadline September 15, 2020

We are a new gallery seeking art for our first two shows.

This exhibit celebrates the art of the mask, whether designed to be worn, or simply used as decoration.

Show us your best masks… painted, or fashioned from leather, fabric, metal or other materials. Let us see your best work.

This is a juried exhibit …

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Raven Peacock Swan – Submission Deadline September 15, 2020

We are a new online gallery seeking art for our first two shows.

For this exhibit we are seeking art that explores the raven, the swan and the peacock in a variety of forms, both real and symbolic. Draw on the old stories or create your own mythologies. Let us see these creatures personified—give us …

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Southwestern Watercolor Society exhibition runs Sept. 2 through Oct. 3

More than 80 watercolor and water media paintings will be featured at the Southwestern Watercolor Society’s 57th Annual Member Exhibition at Blue House Too Gallery at Watters Creek.

The free exhibit will open to the public on Wednesday, September 2 and features all types of watercolor and water media painting from abstract to realism, landscapes …

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Lunch & Learn via Zoom from the Irving Arts Center

Lunch & Learn!

It’s FREE to get art smart! Lunch & Learn at Irving Arts Center has gone virtual! Every Tuesday from 12-1:30 pm, an informal adult education program meets weekly on Zoom to discuss art topics that tie into current exhibitions at Irving Arts Center galleries. Videos, lectures, peer presentations and guest speakers are some …

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Paper Mache Witchery – Thursday classes in September (Irving)

Thursdays – Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr. Irving TX 75061
Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

Have fun with Halloween creativity in this four-session hands-on workshop led by Michele Quarton.

Students will create 2 Halloween witches using the ancient magic medium …

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