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GisaElwazirProtecting the Land

February 9 – March 4, 2017
Opening Reception:  Saturday, February 11, 5-8 pm
Haley-Henman Gallery at Gallery 422422 Singleton Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75212 

Gisa Elwazir’s fourth solo exhibition at Haley-Henman

DALLAS, Texas (January 10, 2017)–Haley-Henman proudly announces Gisa Elwazir’s solo exhibition of new paintings titled Diptych:  A Divided Land (Scape).  The exhibition opens on Thursday, February 9th and continues until March 4th. An opening reception with the artist is Saturday, February 11th from 5-8 pm.

Gisa Elwazir is at her most complex expression of her leitmotif, organic abstraction.  This is her fourth solo exhibition of new paintings in this collection.   Haley-Henman is honored to be the premier venue of her new works that continually receive awards in juried competitions.

At the foundation of all these works is her medium of decalcomania, whereby she makes a texture of paint applied to the paper, like putting on a decal.  It is from this texture that the artist begins her creative process.  Decalcomania begins the rich layering of saturated colors, stippled transparencies of color, and the unfolding of spaces and forms.

For this exhibition, the viewer encounters the majority of works as diptychs in which the artist intentionally keeps a space between two continguous panels.  When a viewer approaches Gisa Elwazir’s paintings, there is an overall sense that something is happening.  The visual sense is assaulted with color interwoven by dynamic patterns of action.  These paintings are not static abstractions, nor are they static land (scapes).  As the viewer gets closer to the work, there is an increased visual experience of seeing stunning detail, with occasional plays of figurative and landscape references where the inner worlds of imagination come to life, and where the viewer can give their own meaning to the artist’s suggestions.


Image above: Gisa Elwazir Protecting the Land decalcomania, gouache, ink on paper

Haley-Henman celebrates its tenth anniversary

Haley-Henman Gallery at Gallery 422 is located in the Trinity Groves neighborhood in Dallas.  Free parking is at the corner of Singleton Boulevard and Beeville Street.  Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, noon to 5 pm and by appointment by calling 214-532-3225.  Please visit the website for more information: Visit our website

Haley-Henman 214-532-3225

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Marie Renfro Exhibit opening Feb. 16 at Blue House Too


Upcoming Art Show at Blue House Too Gallery in Allen, Texas

Marie’s show at” Blue House Too Gallery”, 934 Watters Creek Blvd. Allen, TX, opens with a reception on Feb. 16th from 6pm to 8pm.  Her paintings will remain in the Gallery until April 16, 2017.  Do come and enjoy the show. She will also do two painting demonstrations that will be free to the public on Feb. 26th and March 12th from 2 to 4 in the afternoon.

The show title is “Then and Now” so will include some of her older work as well as many new paintings.  She hopes that all of you can come.  It promises to be a fun evening!!

The Allen Arts Alliance and Blue House Too welcome local artist Marie Renfro. Color and creativity best describe Marie’s paintings in oil or acrylic. A very versatile artist, Marie enjoys using various media to express her emotional response to a subject. Her work has received numerous outstanding awards and is included in major collections.

There will be something for everyone in this exhibit, in all price ranges. Including paintings, sculptures, and smaller matted artwork. Marie will conduct two Artist Demo Sessions that will be open to the public:

Sunday February 26 and March 12 from 2- 4 p.m..

Marie holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX and has studied in several European countries. She received the Plano Profile Artist of the Year award in 2010 and has work included in a DVD and book by Sue St. John, ” Journeys to Abstraction”, as well as “Translating the Prairie” published by the City of Plano.

Exhibit dates and location:

Friday, February 17th through Sunday, April 16th (Easter Sunday)

  • Wed-Fri:     1 pm – 5 pm
  • Saturdays:  1 pm – 9 pm
  • Sundays:    1 pm – 6 pm

Blue House Too – Watters Creek Center – 934 Watters Creek Blvd, Allen, TX 75013.

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LuminArte Fine Art Gallery Presents: “Faces of the Earth” – Albena Hristova Feb. 17


LuminArte Fine Art Gallery presents: Exhibition “Faces of the Earth” February, 17-May 6th, 2017
“Faces of the Earth” is a collection of up close and personal observations of Natural Beauty unto the Eyes of the Beholder – Artist Albena Hristova.

“The Faces of the Earth” 
Exhibition – February 17th -May 6th 2017
Opening Exhibition (Meet and Greet) –  February 17th, 7-10:00pm

Featured Artist: International artist, Albena Hristova born and raised behind the Iron Curtain .

Gold Phoenix – Oil on Canvas
“For me everything starts with seeing, nothing rings more true to me than the eye of the beholder”.  Hristova examines the beauty and grandeur of Mother Nature through highly textured surfaces detailing a wide range of light and dark variances form dusk to dawn; inviting the viewer to make their own discoveries in these close encounters with the Earth.

Globally successful and acclaimed artist, Albena Hristova, was born and raised behind the Iron Curtain in Bulgaria. Her first influence was her mother, who at the time was the leading restorer of the Bulgarian National Gallery in Sophia. Following in her mentor’s footsteps, she started painting at an extremely young age and went on to complete 12 years of classical art education, as well as a Masters in Mural Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia.


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“For the Love of Color” by It’s Pink not Purple – Reception Jan. 22


“For the Love of Color”

A painting collaboration of three, by It’s Pink not Purple

Beatrix Krell * Yvonne Gambino * Sylvia Stehsel

Jan. 8 – 27, 2017
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX

RECEPTION Sunday Jan. 22, 2-4pm

“It’s Pink Not Purple” is a collaboration of three artists, painting mostly in triptychs. Each canvas represents their individual and unique style but comes together to form one painting. Whether painted in oil or acrylic, the subjects are eclectic and sometimes abstract with a deep expression in use of vibrant and bold colors.

The three artists, who make up “it’s Pink Not Purple”, are self taught artists, who share an interest to express themselves through their paintings. They met at an art class 10 years ago and a few years later “It’s Pink not Purple” was created.

Their art has been displayed and sold to the DFW Hilton, Orix USA Corp, and various art events/exhibits at Grapevine and Bryan, Texas. They are also members of the Grapevine Art Project.

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.



Biography of the individual artists:

Beatrix Krell
Beatrix Krell was born in Germany, where she graduated as a registered nurse and immigrated to the U.S. in 1991. After spending several years in Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey Beatrix moved to Flower Mound, TX in 2001, where she still resides.

Beatrix was interested in art most of her life, but it was not until 2003 that she started to paint on a regular basis. Beatrix is mostly a self-taught artist, but has also studied art at a local college and has participated in a number of workshops with accomplished artists such as: Jane E. Jones, Niki Gulley, Tim Gagnon, Bruce Peil, Dreama and Chris Brandley. Most of her paintings are created in oil but Beatrix also works in acrylics and watercolors. She enjoys painting the human figure, landscapes and abstracts.
Yvonne Gambino
Born in Berlin, Germany, Yvonne presently resides in Flower Mound, Texas.  Though she enjoys painting in all mediums, her main focus has been in oils and acrylics for the last ten years.  Yvonne graduated with a Bachelor in Liberal Arts from the University of Northridge in California, where she also completed several art classes.  Later in life she attended additional art workshops, however, she essentially is a self-taught artist.  Her source of inspirations comes from her enjoyment of nature, as well as her travels throughout Europe and the United States. Although her painting style is more traditional, she has ventured out to paint more abstract pieces; painting collaboratively with Beatrix and Sylvia under the name “it’s Pink not Purple”.

Sylvia Stehsel
Sylvia is a native Texan and has lived in the DFW area for over 25 years. Being that she has a Bachelor of Science degree and ended her career in Audit proves that it’s never too late to re-kindle her passion and pursuit of a lifelong dream of becoming an artist. She is a self-taught artist and has been painting since 2003, exploring in various techniques and themes in mostly oil and acrylic. Also, as part of her artistic development, she has taken art courses from local colleges and has participated in several painting workshops from reputable artists. Fascinated by texture and color, she considers herself an eclectic artist with a painting style that ranges from traditional subjects to abstracts.


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The Modern Presents FOCUS: Stanley Whitney

Stanley Whitney

Jan 21, 2017 – Apr 02, 2017
Stanley Whitney investigates the intricate possibilities of color and form in the realm of abstract painting. Since the mid-1970s, Whitney has been known for his multicolored, irregular grids on square canvases. Taking the essentialist grid of minimalism as his cue, his configurations are loose, uneven geometric lattices comprised of vibrant stacked color blocks that vary in hue, shape, and the handling of the paint. Whitney also utilizes color as subject, and his paintings often refer to literature, music, places, and other artists, connections that are bolstered in his titles.


The FOCUS series is organized by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for the Director’s Council, a group that supports acquisitions at the Museum. The series features three solo exhibitions annually, organized by Assistant Curator Alison Hearst. FOCUS exhibitions are open to the public and are included in general museum admission: $10 for adults; $4 for seniors (60+) and students with identification; free for children 12 and under; free for Modern members.
Since the mid-1970s, Stanley Whitney has investigated the intricate possibilities of color and form in the realm of abstract painting. Whitney’s signature style features multicolored, irregular grids on square canvases. Taking the essentialist grid of minimalism as his cue, his configurations are loose, uneven geometric lattices comprised of vibrant stacked color blocks that vary in hue, shape, and the handling of the paint. Whitney also utilizes color as subject, and his paintings often refer to literature, music, places, and other artists, connections that are bolstered in his titles.
Working without preparatory materials, Whitney combines balance and intuition in his approach to painting, as each color block is painted sequentially in relation to the ongoing arrangement. This process is expressive, improvisational, and can be linked to jazz, which continually inspires the artist. As Whitney has stated, “The way that it’s a little offbeat, polyrhythmic; the way that things move. Nothing’s straight. Nothing’s regular. Everything’s a little crooked. And I think that’s really what comes out of the music. It comes out of the beat, it comes out of how people walk, the way people wear their hat, just a little off. I think about all of those kinds of things and want them in the painting.”
FOCUS: Stanley Whitney features new work by the artist, including three large-scale paintings.
Stanley Whitney was born in Philadelphia, and lives and works in New York and Parma, Italy. He earned a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Yale University. Whitney has exhibited across the globe, having held solo exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Lagorio Arte Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy; Architettura Arte Moderna, Rome; Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, New York; University of Dayton, Ohio; University of Rhode Island, Kingston; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York. Whitney was in the 50th Venice Biennale. He has also been included in many group shows at such venues as the Camden Arts Centre, London; American Academy in Rome; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; University of Chicago; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; and the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach. His prizes include the Robert De Niro Sr. Prize in Painting, American Academy of Arts and Letters Art Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
The Director’s Council
The Director’s Council was formed in 1985 and supports the Modern with an annual acquisition for the permanent collection. The Director’s Council sponsors the FOCUS series, which presents three solo exhibitions organized each year. Each exhibition opens with an exclusive cocktail reception for the Council, giving the members an opportunity to meet the featured artist and discuss his or her work. One piece by each artist is chosen by the Museum director and curator to be part of the final selection voted on at the Council’s Purchase Meeting each May. This format provides members with an in-depth understanding of the Modern’s acquisitions process and offers a spirited and popular series of events. The annual dues, $600, include all the benefits of an Associate/Family-level membership and invitations to exclusive Director’s Council events.
High-resolution images available upon request. Please send a message to kendal@themodern.org.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Fax 817.735.1161
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Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm



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Kathleen Ramirez “Fractured Sanctum” opens Jan. 8 in Irving



Artist Kathleen Ramirez
January 8 – January 27, 2017
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, West Gallery, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061

RECEPTION Sunday January 8th, 2-4 pm

Fractured Sanctum attempts to capture experiences that break the solitude and safety of a person’s physical, mental, or emotional attributes. The sanctum – a personal, even sacred place – sustains fractures through trauma of the physical or emotional nature, or from the infection of mental diseases, many of which come on suddenly, viciously, and in some cases, predictably. Such experiences reveal unseen facets of an individual. The event of the fracture is a very personal one, and cannot be fully understood from a strictly singular perspective. Nearly all of these pieces are based either on personal experiences or on the experiences of individuals.



Fractured Sanctum utilizes iridescent and interference paints in such a way that viewers must move around the pieces in order to see the colors shift and change right before their eyes. This serves to parallel the perception toward a person whose sanctum has been rent, as the cognizance of a fracture is better understood when viewed from multiple vantage points.

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

Artist Bio:

Kathleen Ramirez is a Texas-based artist and works primarily in printmaking, painting, and light installation. She received her BA in Art with a focus in Printmaking from the University of Dallas, and she intends to continue on to earn her MFA in the near future. Kathleen currently serves as the Chair of Programs and Social Media Director for the Texas Visual Arts Association, and continues to exhibit her work around the DFW area, continually exploring the human mind, consciousness, and experience through light, color, and contrasts.

Artist Website & Contact information:




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Gregg Piazza: Painted Lens opens Jan. 7 at WALL Gallery



Painted Lens
Artist Greg Piazza

Saturday, January 7 5-8pm

WALL Gallery


Greg Piazza makes photos and paintings. Our January exhibition titled, “Painted Lens” is a juxtapose view of simplicity. This body of work reflects Greg’s representation of natural beauty and the modern destruction of it, focusing on the minimalistic, contemporary, raw and refined stages. On view will be a series of paintings and the photographs that inspired them. You’re invited to an art opening reception Saturday, January 7, 2017 5-8pm featuring Dallas artist Greg Piazza. This exhibition will be on view through February 11, 2017. For more information call 214-749-0015 or email us. You can also let us know you’re planning to attend by clicking over to our Facebook event page.See you this weekend!


WALL Gallery 1529 Dragon St. Dallas, TX 75207




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Sparks Studio New Spring 2017 Classes & Workshops


Sparks Studio Art Classes – Enjoy Life to the Fullest!

Review the ‘Quick View of Classes’ below then visit SparksStudioArt.com for complete descriptions, prices and photos of each class.

Call 817-266-3085 or email suzannebmcneill@hotmail.com for class sign up.

509 W. Main St., Arlington  SparksStudioArt.com

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Fran Chausse White “Color into Light” Reception Nov. 5 at Giddens Gallery


Fran Chausse White

“Color into Light”

“Art evolves onto canvas from a full scale of color found on Fran’s palette. Paint relationships plus color creativity bring her art into the Light which gives Life to the art.”

You are invited

Show  Nov 3 – Nov 12, 2016

Gallery open TuesdaySaturday  11:00am – 6:00pm

Artist’s Reception Saturday, Nov 5  6:00 PM till 9:00 PM

Enjoy Fine Art, Complimentary Wine, Hors d’oeuvres and Smiles

Take a look at Fran’s Work – http://goo.gl/lkG2zA



624 South Main Street
Grapevine, Texas 76051
(817) 488-8600

Special Note on PARKING

Parking is very limited in front of the Gallery so we suggest you park in the available area behind the Gallery. Off of Main Street, turn West on W Hudgins St to get to the parking lot. Below is a link to the map of available parking in Grapevine. Scroll to the bottom of this Map to find Hudgins St.  We are in the Visitors Center Building.  The available parking area for the Gallery is on the left side of the map in bright blue labeled “PUBLIC PARKING AFTER 5 PM and SAT & SUN”




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Contemporary Art Exhibits & Events for October

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas | 
October Openings & Other Events

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SOLILOQUY: Ryan McGinness
Artist Reception: October 12, 7:00 – 9:00pm
On view through: October 22, 2016

Expo 2016: Juror: Rachel Rogerson

Opening Reception: October 15, 7:00 – 10:00pm

On view through: November 6, 2016


Continuum: Gregory Miller

Artist Reception: October 15, 5:00 – 8:30pm

On view through: November 12, 2016

A 2 Person Show of New Works by:graycircuit12
Casey Gray & Clark Goolsby
(Both artists will be in attendance)

On view through: October 8, 2016
Opening Reception: October 15, 5:00 – 9:00pm
On view through: November 15, 2016

Synthesis: Shawn Smith

Opening Reception: October 15, 5:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: November 12, 2016


Dislocated Histories: David Crismon

Opening Reception: October 15, 5:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: November 12, 2016


New Path: Arturo Mallmann

Opening Reception: October 15, 5:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: November 12, 2016


Harem: Paul Manes

Opening Reception: October 15, 5:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: November 12, 2016


CODEX: René Treviño
Opening Reception: October 15, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: November 12, 2016


In Gallery One
Moving Paint: Donald Martiny

Opening Reception: October 15, 6:00 – 8:30pm

On view through: November 12, 2016


In Gallery Two
Soft Edge: Loring Taoka

Opening Reception: October 15, 6:00 – 8:30pm

On view through: November 12, 2016

Flocking Shoaling Swarming (Blue Kiss): James Drake

Opening Reception: October 15, 5:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: December 23, 2016

Polished: Tim Best

Opening Reception: October 15, 6:00 – 9:00pm

On view through: November 12, 2016

Enfolding: Val Curry

Opening Reception: October 15, 7:00 – 10:00pm

On view through: November 12, 2016

Operation Al Pastor: Angel Cabrales

Opening Reception: October 15, 7:00 – 10:00pm

On view through: November 12, 2016

Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at a
different CADD member gallery for a Happy Hour!
The inaugural Happy Hour will be held at Thursday, October 20th from 5:30-7:00pm Mary Tomás Gallery1110 Dragon St, Dallas, TX 75207(214)-727-5101RSVP HERE.Learn about CADD’s mission, scholarships, annual events, and other educational programs. Learn about each gallery’s current and upcoming
program of exhibitions, meet gallery artists, and otherlike-minded, art lovers in Dallas.

CADD’s 3rd Thursdays are FREE! and
proudly sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery
and Arts+Culture Texas.



KULT KLASSIC: Heyd Fontenot

Opening Reception: October 21, 5:30 – 8:00pm

On view through: November 26, 2016

DESKTOP: Ludwig Schwarz

Opening Reception: October 21, 5:30 – 8:00pm

On view through: November 26, 2016

Laray Polk and Marcos LutyensGuided meditations on Saturday, October 22Reservations accepted only after October 10

Fleeting: Lilian Garcia-Roig

Gallery Talk: October 22, 5:30 – 6:00pm

Opening Reception: October 22, 6:00 – 8:30pm

On view through: November 26, 2016


Iterations: Jeanne Neal

Opening Reception: October 26, 6:00 – 8:00pm

On view through: December 6, 2016

Sincerely Awkward: Marilyn Jolly
On view through: October 8, 2016



3-Artist ExhibitionPat Gordon

On view through: October 8, 2016



3-Artist Exhibition: Jeanie Gooden

On view through: October 8, 2016




3-Artist ExhibitionPancho Luna

On view through: October 8, 2016



gaslight: Kevin Todora
On view through: October 8, 2016


Controlled Objects: Gail Peter Borden

On view through: October 8, 2016

I’m So Glitché: Kathy Lovas

On view through: October 8, 2016
1501 South Ervay Street
Finding Daphne: Gillian Bradshaw-Smith

On view through: October 8, 2016

1501 South Ervay Street
Upstart Crow: Robin Ragin

On view through: October 8, 2016


On view through: October 8, 2016

Love & Theft: Marcelyn McNeil

On view through: October 15, 2016

Love & Theft: Marcelyn McNeil

On view through: October 15, 2016

Everything and Nothing: Sandra Ono

On view through: October 15, 2016

REVERENCE, The Big Bend Landscapes:
Dawn Waters Baker

On view through: October 22, 2016

Still Light: David H. Gibson

On view through: October 15, 2016

Transmittance: Cynthia Ann Miro

On view through: October 25, 2016


In the exhibit Lounge at the
Thunderbird hotel Marfa
Mappings: Jason Willaford

On view through: November 1, 2016

the poem’s four corners: James Buss

On view through: November 12, 2016

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Tony Saladino demo October 3 in Bedford


The next Trinity Arts Guild meeting will be on Monday, October 3, 2016.

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671 (817) 283-1422  http://www.trinityartsguild.net/

Schedule: Refreshments at 6:30 pm Special Member Info at 6:45 Vote at 7:00 Demo at 7:00 pm

Our Demo Artist is Tony Saladino

“As we look, study, and think about art, our lives are enriched. We are bombarded, every day, by repetitive visual images. They aren’t, necessarily, ones we freely choose. I hope that the images I make will please your eyes, stimulate your mind, and long be a source of pleasure. I also hope that you will find your visit interesting and educational.”

Tony Saladino was born in New Orleans. His BS degree is from LSU in New Orleans. His work is in the collections of the National Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi, University of Wisconsin – Parkside, University of Dallas, Wichita Falls Museum, Museum of International Art, Bahia, Brazil, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri, and Parkersburg Art Center – Parkersburg, West Virginia.

He is listed in Who’s Who in American Art, and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest. He has taught at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Oxbow Summer School of Art, Michigan.

“I enjoy the risk taking aspect of doing varied themes, and shifting from medium to medium. While I consider many of my pieces to be personal I am, nevertheless, concerned that the viewer sees images that are universal enough to compel him or her to keep looking at the work.”



Fall Members Only Juried Show. Intake is October 4, 2016 –  It’s almost time for our first show of 2016. The prospectus is available on our website. Registration and delivery of entries is 9:00 am to 1:00 pm or 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on October 4, 2016. http://www.trinityartsguild.net/prospectus-and-entry-forms

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Thomas Helmick: Landscape Abstractions reception Sept. 24 at Elm Street Studio


Landscape Abstractions
by Thomas Helmick

Reception, September 23, 6-8pm
August 30 – October 29, 2016
Thomas Helmick | Artist Statement

The work shown here is part of a continued study of landscape.  In a landscape, as in all nature, there is a certain indomitable power and beauty, an indefinable mystical essence.  It is these rare places untouched by the desensitizing encroachment of all of us that I am drawn to; that excite me and at the same time provide solace.  Since my early years as an artist it has been my desire to capture this essence of natural landscape in abstract form.
I start with representational drawings done on site. A particular drawing will then become the basic composition for the painting or pastel. Then using color and line, I work to eliminate the representational in order to freely express the essential nature of that landscape.  In my early work I pushed the elimination of the representational to a point of no recognizable references.  Now in the more recent work I find I’m not pushing quite so far, leaving more to recognize.  This push is finding that edge between representational figurative painting and pure abstraction.
The paintings are done in oil on canvas or masonite panel.   In them I try to capture the enveloping vastness of the earth and sky.  The pastels, done on paper, are of a more intimate type of locale and space and reflect that intimacy with a controlled vibrancy.  The themes of my work range from the Grand Canyon and the Trinity River to Tuscany and the Salisbury Plain.

A portion of all art sale proceeds will benefit the
Tarrant Area Food Bank

Exhibit runs from August 30 to October 29
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 1 to 5pm
and by appointment


Elm Street Studio

139 S. Elm Street

Keller, TX 76248


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Robert Batson: Weaving Paint at the Irving Arts Center


Artist Talk: Robert Batson this Sunday

Meet the artist, Sept 11. Talk at 1 p.m. Reception from 2-4 p.m. 

batsonrobertA new exhibit Robert Batson: Weaving Paint – A Concept Revisited

in the Focus Gallery features large, abstract acrylic paintings by Irving-based artist and retired architect, Robert Batson. Inspired by textiles from the Southwest, Central America and South America and painted with a technique of drips, dribbles, quick brush strokes and lines, the paintings evoke the design, colors, patterns and textures of these indigenous weavings.

Bring the family!  
Second Sunday Family Funday will also be held Sunday, Sept. 11 from1 – 4 p.m. The monthly event features a free arts activity for the whole family. September’s theme is  “Action Painting.”

Inspiration: Robert Batson: Weaving Paint – A Concept Revisited.

batsonrobertweavingpaintIrving Arts Center
3333 North MacArthur Blvd. Suite 300
Irving, TX 75062

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Toni Martin: Wink opens Sept. 10 at Wall Gallery

Wink Toni Martin



Please join us as we welcome abstract artist Toni Martin to WALL Gallery. Martin resides in Dallas, Texas and has astonished her collectors with pigment and resin on board for many years. Her giving back to the community has brought awareness to her open heart and talent as an artist and we can’t be more proud… to show her latest series titled, WINK.

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Wall Gallery
1529 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX
website: http://wallondragon.com/exhibitions/

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Art Exhibition: Landscape Abstractions by Thomas Hemlock

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Inspired by a recent visit to the Grand Canyon award-winning Fort Worth artist Thomas Helmick explores the wonders of the canyon in a second series of oil paintings & pastels. With the use of strong lines, layers of bold color, and soft textures, the images that he has captured are both warm and introspective.

“Landscape Abstractions” will be on view from August 30th through October 29th with a reception on Friday, September 23rd from 6:00-8:00pm at Elm Street Studio, Keller.

Thomas Helmick’s abstract landscapes are a must see if you enjoy the hidden treasures in modern art. Elm Street Studio brings a variety of artists to Keller and is well worth your time. To see more of Helmick’s work or for more information, please visit www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com.

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Matthew Bourbon and Ashley Whitt – Opening Aug. 27th




August 27 – October 1, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 27th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm



Different Versions of You, 2016. 39 x 29 inches. Acrylic on Canvas


Dallas, August 2016

Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce Street) is excited to announce our first solo exhibition for artist Matthew Bourbon, entitled IF. Bourbon’s paintings sit in an uncomfortable limbo between heady ideas and dumb form. “How to paint the things of life is a chronic issue that seems somehow relevant with how to actually be in the world,” Matthew states.  He is after a kind of painting that is filled with all the contradictions one sees in everyday life. The exhibition opensSaturday, August 27th with a public reception for the artist from 6.00 – 8.00p.

Matthew Bourbon’s paintings exploit color and narrative, stirring convoluted memories that allow the viewer to compose moot stories.  Skepticism is the bedrock of his relationship to art. For the organization of this show the artist thought of creating and bringing work together, less to “say” one large thing, but rather like the range of songs on an old-fashioned music album.  Each painting he makes is a thing in and of itself and also shares company with the others.  He wants his art to embody a mystery of intent.  “I am assembling several puzzles without the comfort of a simple key or a concise guide,” he states.  Bourbon intends the paintings to push us back on ourselves, so we are left to reconcile what we see in the paintings with our own personal histories and experience.  That’s not to say there is no direction in his work—it is just found in some strange combination of his interests and the ebb and flow of the painting process.

Matthew Bourbon is an artist and writer.  Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Bourbon earned separate undergraduate degrees in Studio Art and Art History from the University of California at Davis.  Relocating to New York City, Bourbon earned his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts. Since then, his art has been exhibited nationally and internationally. 




August 27 – October 1, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 27th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

An Ordered Chaos #27 (Nest), 2016.

Archival Inkjet Print, 20 x 20 inches in 32 by 32 inch frame.  Edition 1 of 5


Dallas, August 2016

Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce Street) is pleased to announce our inaugural show in our project space for artist Ashley Whitt, entitled SYSTEMS. The artist will debut photographs from her new series, An Ordered Chaos. The exhibition opens Saturday, August 27th with a public reception for the artist from 6.00 – 8.00p.

An Ordered Chaos explores the dichotomy between order and chaos within the universe and within the self. Using a flatbed scanner as a camera, surreal environments are created using objects such as hair, thread, plants, and grid paper. These objects serve as symbols for order and chaos within each constructed image.

Tension and harmony between order and chaos exist within the self and the cosmos. These paradoxes include the order of the solar systems versus the exploding of stars, or the order of scheduling your day versus the chaos of traumatic events or depression. Eventually some scientists believe the universe will become dark and empty as the last stars die, before returning to chaos. Similarly, the feeling of the darkness of depression can empty the self before the chaos of confronting an issue. An Ordered Chaos considers this correlation between the inner self and outer space as well as our desires to control and make sense of life and death.

Ashley Whitt graduated from Texas Woman’s University where she earned her MFA in Photography in 2012. She graduated from UT Arlington with a BFA in Photography in 2009. Ashley currently teaches in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for Dallas County and Collin County Community Colleges. She is also a member of 500X, one of the oldest artist cooperative galleries in Texas. Her work has been shown locally, nationally, and internationally including Texas, Vermont, California, China, and India.

Kirk Hopper Fine Art is located at

3008 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75226 in the Deep Ellum neighborhood.

Gallery hours are TuesdaySaturday from 12pm – 6pm or by appointment.

Phone: 214-760-9230, Email: giovanni@kirkhopperfineart.com, Website: www.kirkhopperfineart.com


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Fall Art Classes & Workshops at Artists’ Showplace


Fall 2016 Schedule of Art Classes for Adults, Children & Youth

Register Early! Space Limited
Four-Week Painting & Drawing Classes  for Adults
*Oils   *Pastels   *Drawing   *Watercolor   *Alcohol Ink
Six-Week Special Project Classes for Adults
*Mosaic Art
*Polymer Clay Creations
Children & Youth Classes
*Animation & Story-boarding
*Art Portfolio Preparation
*One-Day Adventure in Oil
*Mastering 1-& 2-Point Perspective in  Oil or Pastel
*Alcohol Ink Tile Coasters
Fall Workshops filling up! Call today to sign up!
For details visit:
Artists’ Showplace Gallery
15615 Coit Rd, #230
Dallas, TX 75248
Southwest Corner of Arapaho & Coit Roads
The Shops at Spanish Village
Gallery Hours:
10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday – Saturday
or by Appointment

Upcoming Workshops:

Soon Warren

September 27-30, 2016


Judy Wilder Dalton
Abstractions in Landscapes
October 20-22, 2016

Scott Williams
Photoshop for Artists

October 28-29, 2016


Cecy Turner
Back to Basics – Oil
January 24-26, 2017
Jo Moncrief
Acrylic Abstract
February 22-25, 2017
Ellen Soderquist
Life Drawing
March, 10-11, 2017Jan Sitts
Mixed Media Abstract
April 5-8, 2017
Sterling Edwards
October 9-13, 2017


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“Krip-tik” opening July 28 at Kettle Art


Kettle Art proudly presents Krip-tik a two-man show featuring recent works by Jeff Skele and Ruben Ramirez. This show opensThursday, July 28, 2016 from 7:00pm-10:00pm and runs throughSaturday August 13.
Skele and Ramirez have been showing their works around the DFW area for several years in numerous group exhibitions, (including at Kettle) yet neither have had a well focused spotlight show up until now. Both cite Jean Michel Basquiat as inspiration in their formative years and they are ready to show us their own, personal brands of ‘Street Expressionism’.
Kettle Art | Deep Ellum | 2650-B Main Street | Dallas, TX 75226  http://www.kettleart.com/

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de Sellers – “Creating Beauty From Chaos” at Giddens in Grapevine

Rotator Sellers

You are invited


Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine



de Sellers – “Creating Beauty From Chaos”

de’s work – http://goo.gl/4zAmKW



July 20 – July 30, 2016

TuesdaySaturday 11:00am – 6:00pm



July 23

6:00 PM till 9:00 PM

Enjoy Fine Art, Complimentary Wine, Hors d’oeuvres and Smiles

For details – http://goo.gl/UrPX6l

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Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine

624 S Main St

Grapevine, TX 76051





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Asia Lewis at Giddens Gallery June 2 – 11; reception June 4

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You are invited


Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine



Asia Lewis – “Universal Muse”

Asia’s work – http://goo.gl/bK5aM2


June 2 – June 11

TuesdaySaturday 11:00am – 6:00pm



June 4 6:00 PM till 9:00 PM

Enjoy Fine Art, Complimentary Wine, Hors d’oeuvres and Smiles

For details – http://goo.gl/vDcZF7

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine

624 S Main St

Grapevine, TX 76051



Rotator Asia

Special Note on PARKING

Parking is very limited in front of the Gallery so we suggest you park in the available area behind the Gallery.

Off of Main Street, turn West on W Hudgins St to get to the parking lot.


Below is a link to the map of available parking in Grapevine. Scroll to the bottom of this Map to find Hudgins St.  We are in the Visitors Center Building.  The available parking area for the Galleryis on the left side of the map in bright blue labeled “PUBLIC PARKING AFTER 5 PM and SAT & SUN”



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LuminArté Fine Art Gallery is Presents: “Geometric Abstractions” May 21st-July 2nd 2016 – Opening Reception-May 21st 7-10:00pm

Postcard FRONT (Paul Lorenz)CMYK-redesign

LuminArté Fine Art Gallery is Presents: “Geometric Abstractions” May 21st-July 2nd 2016 – Opening Reception – May 21st 7-10:00pm

Geometric Abstraction is a form of abstract art based on the use of geometric forms sometimes though not always, placed in non-illusionistic space and combined into non-objective (non-representational) compositions. “Geometric Abstractions” comprises works by three artists, featured artist Paul Lorenz, Judith Seay and Angelo DeFilippo.

Artist Talk with Paul Lorenz – May 22nd at 3:00 pm will provide insight into his Graphite drawings from his years studying architecture, his drawings depict abstraction in its purest form, geometry. Paul was born in Chicago and studied oil painting at Art Institute of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley and later the International School of Art in Italy (under Nicolas Carone and Irving Petlin).


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Leticia Sedberry & Nick Franco open at the GeniusDen April 23



For more of the artists’ works see


3106 Commerce St, Dallas, Texas 75226

Leticia Sedberry  is veteran entrepreneur, she owns and operates three businesses and lives in Colleyville where she paints almost daily in her private studio. Leticia ‘s style is heavily influenced by the American Abstract Expressionist painters of the mid-20th century, her inspiration to paint always begins with words. Language being her life-long first love, Leticia is an ideasthesia painter…simply put, she “sees” paintings when she hears words. Music lyrics, poetry, and random conversations find their way onto her canvasses. It is important to know that with all of her paintings, the title always comes before the painting and is inextricably tied to the work. It is Leticia’s hope that each one of her paintings represents a personal and special conversation with the viewer, regardless of her original intention. At the end of the day, it’s the conversation that is key since it’s words that started the whole thing in the first place.

Nick Franco is displaying 2 collections of artwork for this event. He is a professional artist and educator new to the Dallas area. Nick’s work is abstract with a focus in oil, acrylic, and watercolor. He is currently working on two series: the Thread Paintings and a digital/acrylic hybrid- titled inskin. The Thread Paintings juxtapose the graphic elements of design with the painterly brushwork of Abstract Expressionism. Bold lines penetrate the surface of the paintings and twist into abstract forms, or threads. The inskin series is a digital/acrylic hybrid inspired by the field of dermatology. Microscopic images of tissue are altered digitally and printed to canvas. Applying layers of acrylic paint to distort and manipulate the repurposed images, Nick alters the print by adding and subtracting forms, but always with the goal of establishing a balance between exploration and collaboration.


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Frank Stella Retrospective at the Modern



Apr 17, 2016 – Sep 18, 2016

A joint exhibition of the work of Frank Stella presented by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Whitney Museum of American Art; on view at the Modern from April 17 through September 18, 2016. Previously on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art, this exhibition will travel to the de Young Museum, San Francisco, on view November 5, 2016, through February 26, 2017.

Frank Stella is one of the most important living American artists. This retrospective exhibition is the most comprehensive presentation of Stella’s career to date, showcasing his prolific output from the mid-1950s to the present through approximately 120 works, including paintings, reliefs, maquettes, sculptures, and drawings. Co-organized by the Modern and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, this exhibition features Stella’s best-known works alongside rarely seen examples drawn from collections around the world.

This exhibition is curated by Michael Auping, Chief Curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, with the involvement of Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Get Directions

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CADD March Openings & Events


March Openings & Other Events
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Opening on March 12


500X Gallery
First Floor Main Gallery

That’s So Hot: Cassie Phan, Nick Bontrager,
Gregory Scott Cook, Justin Ginsberg, and
Ricardo Paniagua
Opening: March 12, 7:00 – 10:00pm

On view through: April 3, 2016


500X Gallery
Second Floor Main Gallery

Sustained: Justin Archer
Opening: March 12, 7:00 – 10:00pm

On view through: April 3, 2016




500X Gallery
Second Floor Project Space

Sounding the Depths: Lauren Kussro
Opening: March 12, 7:00 – 10:00pm

On view through: April 3, 2016




Opening on March 13



Ro2 Art – New Location
1501 South Ervay Street
Observations and Alterations: Sonali Khatti and Scott Winterrowd

Artist Talk: March 13, 3:00 – 5:00pm

On view through: March 19, 2016



Opening on March 19
1501 South Ervay Street

Observations and Alterations: Sonali Khatti

and Scott Winterrowd

Closing Reception: March 19, 6:00 – 8:00pm

In Medias Res: Michael O’Keefe

Artist Talk: March 19, 11:00am

On view through: March 19, 2016

Opening on March 26
CULT OF COLOR: Tomory Dodge,
Stephen Ormandy, Lauren Silva,
Arthur Peña, Timothy Bergstrom,
Cody Hudson, Jacin Giordana,
and Iva Gueorguieva

Opening: March 26, 6:00 – 10:00pm

On view through: May 7, 2016

Opening on March 31
Memory Web: Jennifer Leigh Jones
(Opening Reception: April 7)
On view through: March 31 – May 3

1501 South Ervay Street

Observations and Alterations: Sonali Khatti

and Scott Winterrowd

On view through: March 19, 2016

HOT & WET: Bill Willis, Bradley Kerl,
Alika Herreshoff, Lane Hagood,
Angel Oloshove, Katy Heinlein, Heath West,
Jonathan Ryan Storm, and Dylan Roberts

On view through: March 20, 2016

In Medias Res: Michael O’Keefe

On view through: March 19, 2016

GOOD WORK: Dylan Cane Jones:
Recent SMU M.F.A graduate

On view through: March 22, 2016

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“The Galactic Wonder” by Asia A. Lewis at Giddens Gallery

"Galactic Madness" Gallery Wrap 32 x 40 Acrylic on Canvas

“Galactic Madness” Gallery Wrap 32 x 40 Acrylic on Canvas

“The Galactic Wonder”
by Asia A Lewis

The Galactic Wonder” describes my growth as an artist and discovering my voice. The paint strokes, colors, patterns and textures call to me each time I am at the canvas. Each piece reminds me of nature by way of the galaxy. The galaxy is full of wonder and beauty that goes beyond what we can fathom. Every person who looks at the galaxy has a unique view and sees something much different than the next person. This is the same with my paintings. 

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art

624 South Main Street

Grapevine, Tx 76051

817-488-8600  |  www.giddensgallery.com


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Doris Vasek Cold Wax Workshop April 7-9


Cold Wax Medium with oil paint.

Create your own beautiful abstract

Learn about combining it with other materials, surfaces and methods to achieve exciting results. Since there are no dangerous fumes or heat like encaustic painting, you can take what you learn straight back to your studio. No matter if you are an abstract or realistic painter, the oil and cold wax process can be applied.

Each day will have painting demos in the morning and afternoon.  Also, the demos will include information on how to design and think about painting abstractly.  In between demos, you will have lots of painting time on your own. 

“Don’t be afraid.  I was a very controlled watercolor painter before I learned about oil and cold wax painting. I quickly discovered a new love.  You will have fun learning something new, too.”



The Uptown Downtown Art Gallery

301 N. San Jacinto

Rockwall TX 75087

email  thegalleryfive@gmail.com for a supply list


10 TO 4 for three days –  COST IS $300 FOR THE ENTIRE WORKSHOP.

VasekSwirling Clouds

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Jan Sitts: Mixed Media/Abstract Workshop April 5-8, 2017

Jan Sitts

APRIL 5-8, 2017  $420

This workshop invites you into a unique process of exploring more creative ways of self-expression!  Jan will lead you in constructing your own mixed-media abstraction….combining aggressive textures and unusual mediums with various materials, including acrylic paint, acrylic inks and gels.

Jan, with more than thirty years as an art instructor and professional painter, continues her exploring an experimentation with the mediums. Her accomplishments in the art arena our many, working in commercial art, teaching in public schools, and teaching international workshops. Her studies include the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri and finishing her B.A. degree from Western State College, Gunnison, Colorado.

Jan’s focus in this workshop will be on layered and experimental art.  Learning to express unsuspected insights into the content of your work….using aggressive textures and unusual mediums.  The ability to bring the various “raw” pieces and layers of materials into their final stages, within the whole of a painting….this is‘accomplishment’….like discovering a new world!!   Come join us!!



15615 Coit Rd. Suite 230 Dallas, TX 75248






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Erik Skjolsvik – Meditations from the Median opens Jan. 23 at Gallery 414


Meditations from the Median by Erik Skjolsvik

January 23 through February 21

Opening Reception on January 23, 6:00 – 9:00PM

Gallery 414 is pleased to announce Meditations from the Median, a one person exhibition featuring non-representational paintings and drawings by Erik Skjolsvik. The exhibition opens on Saturday, January 23, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, with the artist in attendance; and the reception is free and open to the public.

Using ink on paper and ink on Kozo paper adhered to canvas or linen, Skjolsvik renders calligraphic forms in repetition until he intuitively halts. The end product reflects controlled chaos or possibly a quiet spiritual quest. Whatever the interpretation, the titles may reference feelings of past or present, theory of mental inhibitions or ambitions and unpopular culture.  The non-representational forms are not conscious abstractions of anything that he conceives of through premeditated processes; they are rather like documented feelings or behaviors created with a few simple materials.

Meditations from the Median will highlight mostly recent works from 2014 and 2015. One of the galleries will be devoted to the same body of work that spans twenty years. The older work will be the tiny journal like drawings created all over the country during his travels as a preparator for museums.


Gallery 414

414 Templeton, Fort Worth, 76107



Erik Skjolsvik

Erik Skjolsvik


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Abstraction in Watermedia 3-Day Workshop Jan. 21 – 23


3 Days Jan. 21-22-23, 2016 Thu-Fri-Sat. $240 ($50 Deposit)
Pat Kochan 972-241-6504


Artisan’s Studio-Gallery 
2825 Valley View Lane, Suite 301
Dallas, TX 75234

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Rodolfo Choperena “The Fine Line” Closing Reception Dec. 10


Rodolfo Choperena’s work is abstracted photography–representational, yet complicated–by the obscuring and absenting of the subject. By inducing movement and manually manipulating light sources, he provokes a figurative tableau into transforming into abstraction. Every shot and every video is the evidence of a performance with the acts of montage and manipulation performed in camera. Movement is the primary performative act. By maneuvering the camera’s placement, aperture and exposure settings in relation to color fields, landscapes, light sources, precipitation and seascapes, his work pushes the boundaries of perception, creating organic, lyrical free forms. The resultant images retain their pure chroma. Each is the reinterpretation of the original subject with striations that shift in varying intervals and rhythms, alternately compressing and expanding positive and negative space. However obscured each composition may be, a firm representational vantage point remains host to personal objects and scenario manipulations, making each image a direct reflection of his ever-changing environment.

Come meet the artist and see his amazing work at CINQ Gallery Thursday December 10 from 6PM-9PM


Cinq Gallery
905 Dragon St
Dallas, TX 75207


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Paula Pillow “Exploring” at Giddens Gallery


“Reflection” 24 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas by Paula Pillow

“Exploring” by Paula Pillow

Using images, shapes, patterns and color Paula explores her imagination to create her beautiful masterpieces. Click here to read more and to view all of Paula’s work.


Giddens Gallery of Fine Art

624 South Main Street

Grapevine, Tx 76051

817-488-8600  |  www.giddensgallery.com


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Upcoming at Galleri Urbane: Jessica Snow + Jeffrey Dell Nov. 21


Jessica Snow + Jeffrey Dell

Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas is pleased to announce Refraction in the Line of Sight, a Solo Show featuring San Francisco artist Jessica Snow and, Dreamland, a Solo Show featuring Texas artist, Jeffrey Dell. The exhibition opens on Saturday, November 21st and runs through January 2nd, 2016, with a reception from 6:00 to 8::00 PM on November 21st.

RSVP on Facebook for the Opening Reception

Galleri Urbane Dallas
2277 Monitor St. Dallas TX 75207
Tues-Fri: 10-5, Sat: 12-5 or by appt.
325-226-8015   art@galleriurbane.com


Jessica Snow
Two Step with Grey, 2015
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 18 in.
In Refraction in the Line of Sight, Snow’s works are inspired by percussive rhythms and Corbusier’s classic Dom-ino Effect, so-called because the houses could be linked end to end like dominos, and hyphenated to combine ‘domus’ and ‘innovation.’ Viewers will recognize isometric grid motifs, deflected at the junctions with a silent boundary. “At this point, the boundary is silence or space, depending of the metaphor the mind is drawing out. Whether that metaphor is based on sound, through music, or sight, through architecture, the pattern is in continual movement” says Snow. The show also includes a pulsating tondo painting, providing a counterpoint to the tempo of the other angular artworks.
Jeffrey Dell
Paradise Ranch, 2015
Screen print, edition of 1.
34 x 23 in.
Dell’s show, Dreamland, is part of a larger series called Sightings, which references Area 51, the secret military base in Nevada and a topic of fascination for conspiracy theorists and paranormal enthusiasts. “This is a reference to our human tendency to see what we want to see, what we hope to prove. Area 51, as a mythical place, is a locus of desire, longing and conspiracy” says Dell. In Dreamland, embossed imagery is depicted with illusory colors that swing and flux in contrast with colorlessness, making the works both decidedly graphic and inconspicuously photographic. Elements of motion are constant and put viewers’ desires in question of how much they cooperate with facilities of perception. “Each image is a bit of a promise, a gift that never quite gives” adds Dell.

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The Magnolia Theatre 2nd Floor Bar at West Village
On view through December 1, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, November 11, 7-9pm

Karla Areli Hernandez Rangel was born in Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo, Mexico and was raised in Dallas, TX. In 2008, she graduated from Richardson High School early, with honors, and then continued her studies at Richland College. After being awarded an Associates in Arts with an emphasis in visual arts degree in May 2011, she transferred to the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri to join the Painting department headed by mentor Warren Rosser. Karla’s work developed rapidly, propelling her to be nominated to represent the school for the Yale Summer School of Art in Norfolk, Connecticut, a six­week residency headed by Samuel Messer. She applied and was accepted into the group of 23 students that were awarded this honor, out of the 1600 applicants. Yale was an environment where students from all over the world came together to engage in critical dialogue and to challenge and experiment with their combined skill sets. She then returned to KCAI for her final semester, where she graduated December 2013 with a B.F.A. double major in Painting and Art History. Karla currently lives and works in Dallas,Texas.


Daniel Birdsong: The Raconteur
on view through November 29
ART TALK: Sunday, November 22, 3-5pm


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Irma Ward: Musings on Abstract Art, plus Exhibits & Workshops

Reprinted from Irma’s newsletter: (subscribe at http://irmaward.com/email-newsletter)

Abstract Musings



My husband often says when viewing modern and contemporary art that, “Anyone can do that.” I’m here to tell you that is most likely not the case. After viewing some of Mark Rothka’s work hubby decided to try his hand at painting. He made a few marks on a blank white canvas (one long red and a few blue) then, after about an hour, decided it was too much for him and called it quits. He hasn’t pickup up a paint brush since, except to paint a room. I did not say, “I told you so”, I promise. Later we had a discussion about some of the technicalities of painting and design, and he now has a better appreciation for art.

Even the seemingly simplest of paintings may be challenging for an artist. It takes a good understanding of the elements of composition and painting techniques to pull off a successful work of art. You may be accustomed to the more traditional paintings of scenery, a vase of flowers, or a portrait because these are recognizable images, yet you can come to appreciate the mental exercise of using the imagination to figure out what the artist intended with an abstract painting. It may be a simple statement about color or a complicated expression of anguish; or maybe, it’s not what it “is” about, but what “it’s not” about. Huh? Needless to say, abstractions can be mind boggling. Here are two of my latest offerings, “Simply O” and “Joy” I hope you enjoy them, no pun intended.



News and Exhibits

“Dragoon” 12-x16-Acrylic was one of the Top 25 accepted by the Artists of Texas – A Show of heart.- The paintings are on display November 2 through December 20, 2015 at the Uptown Downtown Art Gallery in Rockwall, TX. You are invited to attend the Opening Reception and Awards ceremony November 6, 2015.

Some of my other contemporary works are currently on display at the Central Library in downtown Ft. Worth, TX. Paintings of mine along with several other regional and international artists are on display in the Gallery from October 24 to December 6. There will be a reception from 2 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 5. I invite you and your friends to attend. Also, several of my works will be on display at the Design Studio in Keller, Town Center, 201 Town Center Lane #1121, Keller, TX. If you’re in the area, please stop by and speak with owner Tammy Hamilton or one of her assistants.

There are still opening in my oil and acrylic painting classes. If you, or someone you know, would like lessons, this is the class for you. My studio is equipped with many extras you will not find in other class settings. I welcome students of all levels (including beginners). Please contact me for additional information.

For more about Irma Ward and her art, see her website: irmaward.com

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Abstract Painting Class with Robert Moore


Open your mind and explore abstract concepts, color theory, composition principles, expressive techniques and textural applications in this class for beginners to advanced painters. In this class you will uncover your innate painting style ~ from meditative to contemplative or gestural to physical minimal palette, crazy with color or somewhere in between. You’ll learn to paint with confidence with power and energy.

More information at robertmooreartclass.blogspot.com Please download supply list.

Register here Location: Creative Arts Center of Dallas

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