Tag Archive: abstract art

Presentation by Artist Kim Collins Nov. 1 in Denton

You are invited to a presentation by Artist Kim Collins sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), on Wednesday, November 1st from 7-9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX.

Ms. Collins is a Fort Worth, TX abstract artist whose work is heavily influenced by the tangled forms, interwoven patterns and layers of shapes found in nature.

She has exhibited in numerous galleries in the North TX area and has won several awards. Her work is in collections across the US and in Europe. She is also a member of the Texas Artist’s Coalition & Trinity Arts Guild.

Kim Collins Artist Statement: ““My work has evolved over the years from realistic watercolors to abstract designs in acrylic and mixed media.  The likely catalyst for this change was a bout with cancer which brought about many “rethinking what’s important” moments.  I realized I had been working with processes which were rigid, traditional and a bit tedious for me, but I was afraid to break out of my box.  After the cancer scare, I allowed myself the freedom to have fun, try new things, get out of my comfort zone and play with design, color and materials.  I have never looked back.”

“I usually start a piece with no pre-conceived idea of what it will ultimately become, but a sort of “relational connection” develops as the work progresses.  Sometimes the relationship is easy and harmonious; sometimes it is full of conflict which must be resolved…just like life.  Rather than depict a literal image, I hope to convey the feeling, energy and essence of the organic forms which inspire me.”

The presentation is free for VAST members; $5 for guests.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/meetings-demonstrations/presentation-by-artist-kim-collins-nov-1-in-denton/

Jan Sitts Abstract Workshop Dec. 6 – 9

“Texture, Color, Feeling”  Abstraction – in Acrylic Workshop with Jan Sitts


Jan’s experience and enthusiasm create an atmosphere of fun and spontaneity inspiring new directions and discovery through innovative combinations of design and materials. By combining aggressive textures and unusual mediums with various “raw” materials in the abstract painting we get surprising results. The layering method yields a magnetism that is particular to mixed media. Many techniques, materials, compositions and above all emotion, play off each other in creating the work. Part of the adventure is not knowing where you are going until you get there! You will become thrilled with possibility as you journey through this process. You will learn to let go of painting habits and gain the knowledge of layering textures, colors and feelings while executing shapes utilizing a structure of positive and negative space.


Jan is an internationally recognized art instructor and juror, and recently published an art book, TEXTURECOLORFEELING. All of her workshops are different, so if you have taken one from her it will not be the same!

When: Wednesday-Saturday, December 6-9, 2017. Workshop begins at 9:30 am each day and goes until 4pm. There will be an hour break for lunch.

Where: Highland Village Art House

6100 Long Prairie Rd #800

Flower Mound, TX 75028

Payment Options: Participants may pay in full online. We also have a payment plan that is available over the phone (214-285-0084) or in person. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $125 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.

Price: $475.00

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/classes-workshops/jan-sitts-abstract-workshop-dec-6-9/

Something Old, Something New: An Autumn Art Affair: Oct. 21 at Artists Showplace

The Artists Showplace Gallery welcomes fall with an art affair to remember on Saturday, October 21, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. We’re excited to present our new contemporary wing, which features stunning modern and abstract paintings by local, national and international artists. It’s also the last chance to save at least 50% on our estate items, including antique furniture and collectibles, limited-edition prints and posters, and all styles of mid-century paintings. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served.

For more information, call the gallery at 972-233-1223 or visit www.theartistsshowplace.com. The gallery is located at 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248, at the southwest corner of Coit and Arapaho Roads.




Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/something-old-something-new-an-autumn-art-affair-oct-21-at-artists-showplace/

6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Islamic Contemporary Art

October 7November 12, 2017
Main Gallery, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062
Presented by the Islamic Art Revival Series in partnership with Irving Arts Center, the 6th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art is a program of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation.

This prestigious international exhibition of artwork is inspired by Islamic culture, art, literature and architecture and features works in a variety of styles and media from artists around the world.  Coming from diverse backgrounds, with varying faiths, ages and levels of expertise, the exhibition aims to present Islamic art as a universal language,  a translator and connector of generations and cultures.

Activities & Events to Enlighten and Inspire

Saturday, October 7

  • Opening Night Reception featuring Linda Komaroff (7 p.m.) Linda Komaroff has served as LACMA’s curator of Islamic art since 1995. Her exhibitions at LACMA include The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353 (2003); A Tale of Two Persian Carpets (2009); and Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts (2011).

Saturday, October 14

  • Guided Gallery Tour, 2 pm and 4 pm Marcie Inman, Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programs at Irving Arts Center leads guided tours of the exhibition.  

Saturday, October 21 – Sunday, October 22

Special Guest Speaker/Artist: Arash Shirinbab will deliver workshops and presentations for both youth and adults October 21-22. Arash Shirinbab is an award winning artist and calligrapher and has managed to be a successful blend of artist, Arabic-Persian calligrapher, and designer, as well as art administrator, art curator, and entrepreneur for the past ten years. His schedule will be as follows:

  • Saturday, October 21 @ 10 am – Noon: Calligraphy workshop for kids, ages 9+
  • Saturday, October 21 @ 4 pm. Talk/demonstration (Talk in Dupree Theater will be followed by a Calligraphy demonstration).
  • Sunday, October 22 @ 2 pm Calligraphy workshop for adults, ages 17 and above

Saturday, October 28

Artists’ Panel: Pakistani Artistic Tradition and Contemporary Expression Artists Anila Quayyum Agha, Ambreen Butt, Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz, and Murad Khan Mumtaz in a conversation moderated by Dallas Contemporary’s Senior Curator, Justine Ludwig will discuss the impact of Pakistani visual tradition on their artistic practice. The panel will explore how art history has helped shape each artist’s unique contemporary visual language, and will delve into the tensions between geo-specific artistic traditions and the globalized nature of contemporary art.

  • Guest Speaker (TBA) 3 pm – 4 pm (Suite 200)
  • Reception 4 pm – 4:30 pm (Main Gallery)
  • Artists Panel moderated by Justine Ludwig, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, (Suite 200)

Saturday, November 4

  • Guided Gallery Tour, 2 pm and 4 pm Todd Hawkins, Irving Arts Center’s Executive Director leads guided tours of the exhibition.


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.

2016 catalog cover

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/6th-annual-juried-international-exhibition-of-islamic-contemporary-art/

Shafaq Ahmad: Lifting the Veils to Lights of Mysteries at the Irving Arts Center

Lifting the Veils to Lights of Mysteries

Sept. 2 – Nov. 26, 2017
Main Gallery, Irving Arts Center

Solo Exhibition by Shafaq Ahmad

An accomplished multimedia artist, Shafaq Ahmad’s work includes painting, print making, sculpture, digital media, mixed media and art installations. http://www.irvingartscenter.com/event/shafaq-ahmad-lifting-of-veils-to-lights-of-mystery/

Shafaq Ahmad has been the Art Director for Islamic Art Revival Series since 2013, where she is responsible for organizing and curating the international juried exhibition of contemporary Islamic Art, which returns to Irving Arts Center October 7 through November 12.

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

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/shafaq-ahmad-lifting-the-veils-to-lights-of-mysteries-at-the-irving-arts-center/

Textures of Abstration opens Sept. 9 at the Genius Den

Join us at Genius Den September 9 from 6 to 9pm for the opening reception of “Textures of Abstraction” featuring artists Margo Miller, Andreanna Taylor, and Krista Miller discovering the textures of abstraction. Curated by Andrew Kochie, this exhibit displays the harmony of contrasts between texture and color.

GeniusDen offers 10,000sqft of office space, networking events and educational opportunities to help Dallas startup founders grow their businesses including monthly rotating art exhibits every second Saturday of the month. More information at http://www.geniusden.com

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/textures-of-abstration-opens-sept-9-at-the-genius-den/

Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl reception Aug. 19 at Giddens Gallery

“Go Deeper” (Diptych) by Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl

Giddens Gallery is Pleased to Announce

“Window to the World”

by  Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl

Featured Artist’s Reception 
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017

6pm – 9pm

Enjoy Fine Art, Complimentary Wine, Hors d’oeuvres and Smiles
Click here for parking info

Show dates Aug 17 – 26

Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday
11:00am – 6:00pm

“An artist’s muse is a ‘Window to the World’ making us see it in a broader sense. The sea is my muse, that window for me. I return each year to the West coast of Oregon, to the Keys of Florida and the China Sea of Okinawa, Japan to find inspiration and ‘See’ the world through a wider lens. Each of the new works in my show reflect my new way of seeing.
Paul Klee said, ‘Art does not reproduce what we see, it makes us see.’”

Click here to read more and to view all of Rosemary’s work

“Sea Creatures”

by Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl

“Northern Lights Night”

by Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl

“Costal Dreams”

by Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl

Copyright © 2017 Giddens Gallery of Fine Art, All rights reserved.  You are receiving this email because you opted in.

Our mailing address is: 

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art

624 South Main Street

Grapevine, Tx 76051


Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/rosemary-riddle-achelpohl-reception-aug-19-at-giddens-gallery/

Candy Man: Ben Willis, Candy Castle and Signs at Fort Works Art

August 2 – September 9, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION  Saturday August 5, 2017 6pm – 9pm
Childhood fantasy and fun burst to life as Fort Works Art welcomes the return of artist Ben Willis and his deliciously vibrant new exhibition Candy Man to Fort Worth from August 2 – September 9, 2017. This family-friendly exhibition/installation invites audiences of all ages to savor in Willis’s one-of-a-kind artistic confections with the same excitement and sense of adventure inspired by Hasbro’s classic board game. Candy Man is an immersive experience in pattern and color and designed to satisfy the artistic appetite of each viewer with its mouthwatering collection of bold abstractions.Along with being a recognized artist in his own right, Willis has established his reputation as a preparator with an eye for assembling captivating artistic collections. Together with his own Candy Man exhibition, the talented Arizona-based artist, has curated the secondary Candy Castle show and populated it with works by a lineup of notable artists. A direct reference to the original board game, Candy Castle serves to house a treasure trove of “objects” that have proven especially compelling to Willis over the course of his career. With a special emphasis on sculptural works that help to balance the paint-driven pieces found in Candy Man, Willis states “All of the [Candy Castle] artists I have admired for some time now and I believe their work relates and can carry conversation with my pieces.” Featured Candy Castle artists include, Derick Smith, Dan Lam, Christina West, Adam Hillman, Sean Augustine March, Sean Newport, Rachel Goodwin, Wheron, and Kristina Drake.

A third component of this experiential exhibition includes painting by two highly regarded Metroplex artists, Drigo and Brennen Bechtol. The two artists will hand-paint title walls for the Candy Man and Candy Castle shows in their representative styles. Both dealing with signs in their own respective works, Bechtol and Drigo’s colorful title walls will provide an additional installation element to the already vibrant exhibition. Like the nostalgia evoked by childhood memories of visiting a candy store for the first time, Willis commented “…I want this show to feel like oh my god, how did they get all of these wonderful things together in one space?”


Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am – 6 pm


Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/candy-man-ben-willis-candy-castle-and-signs-at-fort-works-art/

Artists’ Showplace Workshops 2017 / 2018

Artists’ Showplace, 15615 Coit Rd.  #230, SW Quadrant of Coit and Arapaho,
Gallery Hours:  10 am – 6 pm Tuesday – Saturday or by Appointment,
Dallas, TX 75248

ENROLL EARLY! (972) 233-1223

For full schedule and class details www.theartistsshowplace.com



September 20-23, 2017 $385
September 29 – October 1, 2017 $285
October 9 – 13, 2017 $500
October 27-29, 2017
$300 (Includes silks, dyes, palette)
November 2nd – November 4th. 2017 $285
November 7th – 9th, 2017 $300

2018 Workshops


January 23 – 25, 2018 $290 


February 21 – 24, 2018 $385


March 6 – 9, 2018 $400


May 2-5, 2018$475 (Fee includes 2 live models per day)
November 1-4, 2018. $400



Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/classes-workshops/artists-showplace-workshops-2017-2018/

Forged Paint: Carefully Crafted – Lee Hill at Gallery 414




Fort Worth, Texas – Local artist and architect Lee Hill will exhibit a body of work that includes paintings from the past three years at Gallery 414 from Saturday, September 9, to Saturday October 8th, 2017.  Opening reception will coincide with the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association’s Fall Gallery night from 12 pm to 9pm September 9th.  Working in mostly acrylic mediums, Hill’s paintings are made up of large scale drafted abstractions layered over bold color fields generated by various painting techniques including weathering, spray painting, pouring and staining.

Hill’s work will take over the entire gallery space at Gallery 414 in a solo show Titled “Forged Paint: Carefully Crafted” which alludes to the definition of the word “Forged” as a way to create work through intense focus or great effort.  On exhibit will be recent paintings that point to a new direction in the use of color as a result of his recent studio research and visits to New York City.

Hill has described himself as an abstract painter firmly rooted within the neo-modernist movement and influenced by the universal processes involved in designing and building manmade structures across the natural and urban landscapes. His work is defined by both sharp and soft lines that extend from edge to edge on the canvas resulting in a language of mark making that symbolically alludes to man’s interaction with his environment in both historical and contemporary contexts.

The artist has acknowledged his roots in abstract hardedge painting particularly in the work of various contemporary working artists such Carmen Herrera, Carrie Moyer, Cecil Touchon and Caio Fonseca. Another influence is within the Manifesto of Canadian artist Andre Durand who writes that, “The Neo-Modern Manifesto sets out a programme for a revitalized approach to art founded on art history, discipline, and philosophy. Neo-Modernism sees art as an expression of the most sublime spiritual principles and interpretations of the universe and man’s existence, in line with the belief that the reality we live in is but a mirror of a deeper one that can only be reached through inspiration and imagination.”

In addition to his work as a painter, Hill is also a longtime Associate Principal at Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford Architects in Fort Worth, Texas. He has been the lead project architect on well-known local landmarks such as the TCU Brown Lupton University Union (BLUU), Arborlawn United Methodist Church, Temple Beth-el and project designer for the ongoing conversion of the historic Fort Worth Masonic Home School into the new home campus for ACH Child and Family Services.



Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/forged-paint-carefully-crafted-lee-hill-at-gallery-414/

Graham Caldwell: Glimpsed through Liquid August 5th at Circuit12



Artist Reception : Saturday 05 August, 2017 6 – 9 PM
On View : 05 August – 07 October, 2017

Circuit12 Contemporary · 1811 Levee Street · Dallas, TX 75207

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/graham-caldwell-glimpsed-through-liquid-august-5th-at-circuit12/

Summer Art Festival opening August 11 at The Artists Showplace Gallery

The Artists Showplace Gallery is celebrating the season with three hot contemporary artists: Randy Jacobs, Kathy Metcalf and Christina Yielding, and book sculptor Keith Kriegel.

The exhibit runs from Friday, August 11 through Thursday, August 31. A reception to meet the artists and watch live demonstrations will be held on Friday, August 11, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served.

Shortly after 9/11, self-taught artist Randy Jacobs turned to painting as an expression of his overwhelming emotions. He is best known for his multiple layers of texture. His mediums range from acrylic to mixed media, including ink, watercolor and iridescence.

Book sculptor Keith Kriegel, a graduate of the Baylor College of Dentistry, loves the attention to detail that book carving requires. Using a surgical blade, he enjoys discovering what is hidden behind each page.

A native of Dallas, Kathy Metcalf says that at the turn of the 21st century, she found herself in fervent need of self-expression. Completely self-taught, she views painting as a “catharsis for the soul” that gives her a sense of peace and joy. Her work is bold in color and texture.

Christina Yielding’s innovative techniques for creating her mixed-media paintings include using a variety of scrapers rather than brushes. Painting solely on wood, Christina builds a custom frame around every dynamic piece. Her work has been featured in solo and group shows throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

For more information, call the gallery at 972-233-1223 or visit www.theartistsshowplace.com.


Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/summer-art-festival-opening-august-11-at-the-artists-showplace-gallery/

“Abstract Perspective: The Art of Kathy Metcalf” June 24

Kathy Metcalf2

Frisco Fine Art welcomes multimedia artist Kathy Metcalf in the exhibit “Abstract Perspective”, on display from June 24 until July 8.  A reception to meet the artist will be held on Saturday, June 24, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

A native of Dallas, Metcalf says that at the turn of the 21st century, she found herself in fervent need of self-expression. Completely self-taught, she views painting as a “catharsis for the soul”, giving her a sense of creativity, peace and joy. Her work is bold in color and texture and reflects the mood of the moment.

Frisco Fine Art Gallery
(214) 872-1917
Stonebriar Centre Mall Frisco
Upper Level ~ Next to Dillard’s
Mon – Sat: 10am – 9pm
Sun: 12pm – 6pm


Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/abstract-perspective-the-art-of-kathy-metcalf-june-24/

“Flow”: Fluid Abstracts by Mary Galbraith opens June 17 at Frisco Fine Art

Mary Galbraith

Frisco Fine Art welcomes local abstract artist Mary Galbraith in the exhibit “Flow”, from June 17 to July 1. A reception to meet the artist will be held on Saturday, June 17, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The exhibit will showcase her most recent work: stunning, fluid acrylic paintings that evoke both calm and movement. Galbraith has a solid foundation in nearly every medium. As early as high school, she was participating in painting workshops throughout Texas and became an accomplished photorealistic artist. Now an advocate for experimentation, she broke from the tight constraints of photorealism to explore the looseness and abandon of fluid acrylics.  “Now that I’ve finally stepped out of my self-imposed box, I’ve never felt more free.”

Frisco Fine Art

2601 Preston Road, Suite 2002

Frisco, Texas 75034

Stonebriar Center, upper level next to Dillards




Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/flow-fluid-abstracts-by-mary-galbraith-opens-june-17-at-frisco-fine-art/

Darlia Hobbs Experimental Painting Exhibit opens June 2 in Fort Worth

DarliaPaint can Fly

“Paint Can Fly – VII” by Darlia Hobbs

June 2 – June 29, 2017

Reception: June 2, 2017; 6 – 9pm

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Darlia Hobbs has traveled to more than 14 countries and 10 oceans/ seas finding eclectic influences for her mixed-media, experimental, and abstract art. Since I began painting, the world of art has been like a rushing river as I stand on the shore and watch it flow by. It’s difficult to take my eyes off of the beautiful, ever-changing flow of ideas, art, and inspirations I see at different depths in the water. The temptation to touch and plunge into the water is irresistible. Once in the water, the feeling is so soothing and satisfying – yet does not quench my thirst for more.

Instinct and experimentation guide me through the process of each piece of art. Often, I dream of new ideas and variations of techniques I’ve seen or tried. What’s truly amazing and rewarding is the friendships of other artists and their willingness to share ideas and techniques. This allows each of us to choose many bright stars from across the art universe to create and evolve our own evergrowing and changing galaxy.

I like to remember some wisdom from artist Ellen J. Langer: “…rules often blind us.” And, “Once we learn how to do something, too often we stop experimenting, learning, and having fun.” NOT ME!

–from Fort Worth Community Arts Center http://www.fwcac.com/?exhibition_detail/5390



Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/darlia-hobbs-experimental-painting-exhibit-opens-june-2-in-fort-worth/


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

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/gisa-elwazir-diptych-a-divided-land-scape/

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/marie-renfro-exhibit-opening-feb-16-at-blue-house-too/

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.


Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/luminarte-fine-art-gallery-presents-faces-of-the-earth-albena-hristova-feb-17/

“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.


Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/for-the-love-of-color-by-its-pink-not-purple/

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
www.themodern.orgMuseum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm



Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/the-modern-presents-focus-stanley-whitney/

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:




Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/kathleen-ramirez-fractured-sanctum-opens-jan-8-in-irving/

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




Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/gregg-piazza-painted-lens-opens-jan-7-at-wall-gallery/

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

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/classes-workshops/sparks-studio-new-spring-2017-classes-workshops/

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”




Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/fran-chausse-white-color-into-light-reception-nov-5-at-giddens-gallery/

Contemporary Art Exhibits & Events for October

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas | 
October Openings & Other Events

Visit our Website www.caddallas.net



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

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas | www.caddallas.net

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/contemporary-art-exhibits-events-for-october/

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

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/meetings-demonstrations/tony-saladino-demo-october-3-in-bedford/

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


Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/thomas-helmick-landscape-abstractions-reception-sept-24-at-elm-street-studio/

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

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/robert-batson-weaving-paint-at-the-irving-arts-center/

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.

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1042789195836056/

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

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/toni-martin-wink-opens-sept-10-at-wall-gallery/

Art Exhibition: Landscape Abstractions by Thomas Hemlock

Screen Shot 2016-08-25 at 2.14.48 PM

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.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/art-exhibition-landscape-abstractions-by-thomas-hemlock/

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


Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/matthew-bourbon-and-ashley-whitt-opening-aug-27th/

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


Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/classes-workshops/fall-art-classes-workshops-at-artists-showplace/

“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/

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/krip-tik-opening-july-28-at-kettle-art/

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

 FaceBook de Sellers - Large


Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine

624 S Main St

Grapevine, TX 76051





Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/de-sellers-creating-beauty-from-chaos-at-giddens-in-grapevine/

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

FaceBook Asia's - Large

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”



Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/asia-lewis-at-giddens-gallery-june-2-11-reception-june-4/

Older posts «