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Marie Renfro Exhibit opening Feb. 16 at Blue House Too

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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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“20 Under 20” Juried Art Exhibit awards reception Jan. 12 at Blue House Too

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“20 Under 20”

Juried Art Exhibit

Blue House Too

The Allen Arts Alliance is proud to present the 2nd Annual “20 under 20”., juried art exhibit showcasing 20 emerging artists under the age of 20. The exhibit will be on display at the Allen Arts Alliance Blue House Too Artspace in Watters Creek from January 13 through February 11, 2017.

The Arts Alliance received submissions of original artwork from 85 emerging young, artists under the age of 20 from throughout Collin County. The 208 submissions have been reviewed by a jury panel and the 50 selected pieces will be unveiled at an opening reception on January 12, 2017 at Blue House Too ArtSpace from 6 to 8 p.m. The selected artists, listed below, will be present.

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Anna Rose Redman, Lovejoy High School
Anukriti Singh, Allen High School
Austin Galletti, Allen High School
Charissa Zou, Plano West Senior High School
Elijah Ruhala, Lovejoy High School
Emma Brown, Plano West Senior High School
Frances Wu, Plano West Senior High School
Grace Swierenga, Allen High School
Ira Gulati, Plano West Senior High
Isabella Vivas, Plano West Senior High School
Jolene Limqueco, Plano East Senior High School
Kai A. Snowden, Heritage High School
Karen Lin, Plano West Senior High School
Kate Walker, Allen High School
Katherine Kabel, Plano West Senior High School
Leticia Li, Allen High School
Ritika Diddi Allen High School
Sunny Li, Allen High School
Taylor Lacey, Plano West Senior High School
Laura Timaran, Plano East Senior High School
At the opening artists’ reception the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize winners will be announced. The cash prizes are funded this year through the Allen Arts Alliance partnership with Kendra Scott/Kendra Gives Back, an evening designed to support the work of the Allen Arts Alliance which was hosted at the Watters Creek store last fall.

For more information visit: allenartsalliance.org

 

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Visual Arts League of Allen (VALA) information session Jan. 19

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Allen Arts Alliance to Host

Information Session About

Visual Arts League of Allen Area (VALA)

  

The Allen Arts Alliance will host an information session open to all artists and creatives interested in getting involved in the new Visual Arts League of Allen Area (VALA) The social mixer and information session is open to all.

Please join us January 19th at 7:00 p.m. at The Blue House Too Artspace – Watters Creek @ Montgomery Farm, 934 Watters Creek Boulevard, Allen.

For more information, or to be added to the mailing list contact: Cherie Fruehan Cherie.Fruehan@gmail.com or Mary Grube, maryg@allenartsalliance.org

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Allen Arts Festival 2017 – Calling All Artists

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Allen Arts Festival 2017 will be held during the Mother’s Day weekend, May 12-17 at Watters Creek, a popular shopping and dining destination in Allen, just north of Dallas. About 100 juried artists, local and regional, representing art in 14 media categories will have their booths lined up along the streets in front of retail stores in the beautiful 52 acres of mixed used development with walkable spaces and kids play area featuring a running creek and public art. Live music, children’s art activities, food trucks and much more is offered throughout the weekend.

Summary of Important Dates
Application deadline: January 13, 2017
Jury: January 16-22, 2017
Jury Notification by Email: January 30, 2017
Artist Acceptance and Booth Fee deadline: February 26, 2017
Artist booth location and other information sent: April 15, 2017

More information can be found at www.allenartsalliance.org. Artists can apply online at https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5184

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AMANDA DUNBAR: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS opens Dec. 7 at The Blue House Too

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CELEBRATED LOCAL ARTIST

AMANDA DUNBAR: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The Allen Arts Alliance is thrilled to welcome Allen native and internationally acclaimed artist, Amanda Dunbar to The Blue House Too Gallery as she returns home again for the annual holiday exhibit of her inspiring work. The exhibit will run December 8 through 31st.

Amanda Dunbar has received wide recognition for her work, and her popularity has increased through the years, starting with her appearance as a young artist on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her induction into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame secured her place in history as the youngest such accomplished artist to date.

Amanda’s work, portraying families, children, special places, and nature is designed to uplift and engage those who have the opportunity to experience it. For more about the artist, see her website  http://www.amandadunbar.com/

The exhibit will be open through the holidays, December 8-31, 2016.  The artist will be on hand for the opening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on December 7th.  The Blue House Too Gallery is located in Watters Creek Center, 934 Watters Creek Boulevard, Allen, Texas.

For more details and Blue House Too Gallery schedule visit allenartsalliance.org

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Allen Arts Festival 2017 – Calling All Artists

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Festival Date: May 12-14, 2017

Visual Artist Application Deadline: Jan 13, 2017

Application site: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5184

Allen Arts Festival is held every May at Watters Creek, a popular shopping and dining destination in Allen, just north of Dallas. About 100 juried artists, local and regional, will have their booths lined up along the streets in front of retail stores in the beautiful 52 acres of mixed used development with walkable spaces, kids play area, lush landscaping that includes a running creek, public art and upscale shopping and dining. Live music, children’s art activities, food trucks and much more is offered throughout the weekend. More information can be found at www.allenartsalliance.org

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Artists’ Studio Tour and Sale Nov. 5 & 6 – Allen, Plano & Wylie

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FORMERLY GALLERY VIII STUDIO TOUR
ALLEN • PLANO • WYLIE
SAVE THE DATES!
Saturday, November 5   10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, November 6   Noon to 5 pm

Gallery VIII artists and friends are opening their studios again this year. You are invited to see works in progress, demonstrations and artwork for sale. See list of participating artists and a map to their studios below.

Come meet and visit with the artists in their working environments. Bring your family and friends and spend the day touring and reveling in art. This is a great opportunity to purchase beautiful works of art directly from the artists…usually at non-gallery discounts…perfect as the holiday gift-giving season approaches.
Look for yellow Artist Studio Tour signs and yellow balloons at each location.

Check out our website: www.tourartiststudios.com  Or, for information contact us at mrenfroart@aol.com • 972 727 5426
Door Prizes at Every Studio
Each artist will donate an original work of art.  Winners will be contacted after the tour.
 Click on the map below, and it will take you to our web page with a Google map showing the locations of all the artists’ studios.

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