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Saturday Pet Painting Workshop Oct. 14

Join us this Saturday the 14th,
for a Paint your pet painting workshop
Come paint with friends and family!!!
October 14th, 1:30-4:30pm
8×8 canvas 
Ages: 12+
$45 per person
Use code: PET
online to get $5 off!!
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Create an priceless treasure
and have some fun!!!
Call 972-899-2699

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Winners of the 2017 National Animal Art Exhibiton

For the 16th year, Irving Art Association has hosted  a competition featuring animal art. Juror Patsy Lindamond selected 62 pieces of art and photography from artists from all over the country. Drawings,  watercolors, oils, acrylics, photography,  and mixed media are included in this annual exhibit. (Preview Gallery)

The show opened Sunday, August 27th and runs until Sept. 29th at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Gallery hours are Sun., Mon., Wed. & Thurs., from 1 to 4 p.m.and Tues.  from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Awards Reception was held on Sunday afternoon, September 10 from 2-4pm. For a copy of the show catalog click here: 2017 IAA Animal Art Catalog

 

For Reception & Awards photos, check the IAA Photo Album 

For pictures of the award-winning art, see the Winners Gallery at http://irvingartassociation.org/.

Credit goes to those who worked hard on this exhibit: Exhibit Chair was Linda Wood Shotwell. Entry intake was done through callforentry.org

this year; catalog, by John Hunter. Hanging and intake volunteers were Linda Shotwell, Susan Murray,  Kathleen Ramirez, and Sharon Giles.  Food for the reception was handled by Susan Murray, and reception photographer was Patsy Davila.

On October 17th, 17 pieces from this exhibit will be on display at the Irving Arts Center (3333 N. MacArthur, Irving) for the 6th Annual IAA Animal Art Traveling Exhibit until November 26. Traveling exhibit chairs are Sharon Giles and Susan Murray.

AWARDS

BEST OF SHOW: Gwen Revino “King of the Road, India”

IAA President’s Award: Sheliah Lonian “What a Surprise!”
WATER MEDIA 1st Judi Betts “West Texas”
2nd Shelby Prindaville “Perspective”
3rd Marilyn Bourbon “Happy Go Lucky”
HM Sharon Giles “Cattin’ Around”
HM Elaine Jary “Late Afternoon Egret”
OIL 1st Ann Hardy “Red Headed Friends”
2nd Janae Corrado “The Glutton”
3rd PJ Lenorovitz “Koi Mist”
HM Debbie Flynn A Beauty Up in Thin Air
DRY MEDIA 1st Valorie Sams “Chester”
2nd Deb LaFogg “Crested Caracara”
3rd Ruben Contreras “Looking at Me”
HM Donna Myers “Arm Chair Dog”
PHOTOGRAPHY 1st Tina Alvarez “Dancing Jellies”
2nd John Fernandez “Bos Tauri”
3rd Justin Higgs “Jackie Boy”
HM Krista Hulsman “Texas Longhorn II”
MIXED MEDIA 1st Robin Ingle “Rockin Rooster”
2nd Susie Monzingo “Safe Landing”

 

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2017 National Animal Art Exhibition call for entries – deadline July 26

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2017 16th Annual National
Animal Art
Juried Exhibition

AUGUST 27 – SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX

ENTRY DEADLINE JULY 26, 2017

 

2017 marks the 16th year Irving Art Association has held a special competition on animal art.Entry is open to all legal residents of the U.S. in the contiguous 48 states, 18 and older.

$3,000 in awards

For questions about the exhibit, contact the Show Chair Linda Wood Shotwell at iaaexhibits@gmail.com.

 

Calendar:

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Entry Deadline  all day
  • Saturday, August 12 Notification of acceptance 
  • Mon. – Fri., Aug 21 – 25 Shipped entries due – instruction sent with notification
  • Saturday, August 26 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Hand delivered entries, Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75062
  • Sunday, August 27, 2017 Exhibit opens to public 
  • Sunday, September 10 Exhibit Reception &  Awards 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 30 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Strike show & art pickup
  • Oct. 7 – Nov. 26. 2017 Traveling Exhibit  at the Irving Arts Center.  Local artists are invited to participate.
History: In 2013 Irving Art Association’s two venerable animal-art exhibits were combined into a single show: the 12th Annual Wildlife & Domestic Animal Juried Art Competition. In 2012 the Wildlife Juried Art Competition was in its eleventh year, and the Unconditional Love: Pet Fine Art Juried in its fourth. In its 15th year, we shortened the title to IAA National Animal Art Juried Competition,reflecting the show’s national status also.
BEST OF SHOW Steve Danner “Cats Eye” Acrylic

right: 2016 IAA Award of Excellence Sheryl Hughes “I Can Still See You” Acrylic

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS:

Any animal species will be considered as acceptable subject matter for works, both wildlife and domestic, including pets.

Artwork must be done from personal photographs or observation. Concept, design and execution should be solely that of the artist. Work from another’s copyrighted or published materials is not permitted.

Submitted works must have been completed within the last 2 years, and not accepted into a previous IAA Animal Art Exhibit. Limit of three entries.

Media: Oil, Water Media, Mixed Media, Dry Media/Drawing & Photography

For complete entry rules see the 2017 IAA Animal Prospectus



SUBMISSION & PAYMENT ONLINE

Submit your entries onlinethrough CaFÉ (www.callforentry.org). Or go directly to https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4508

Fee $35 for up to three entries (IAA Members $30).  

Pay by credit card through CaFE or mail a check to Irving Art Association, P.O. Box 153581, Irving, TX 75015-3581 attn EXHIBITS, Checks must be received by July 26, 2017. Not a member? Join IAA at irvingartassociation.org/membership

Upload options for image files through CaFÉ:

  • File format: JPEG only
  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
  • File size: 5 MB maximum

HELP pages for entry using CaFÉ: – including setting up a FREE account, how to apply, preparing your jpegs & more. Very friendly service – for help:

Contact CaFÉ™ support at cafe@westaf.org


 

lindamood4JUROR: Patsy Lindamood

Learning from from nationally and internationally recognized pastelists and wildlife artists, Patsy has emerged with a style uniquely her own, marked by strong, colorful, yet infinitely detailed compositions in a representational style.  She has become a nationally award winning artist in her own right.

Her work derives from research and observation of creatures in their environments, in the wild whenever possible. Trips to state and national parks have provided great adventure and abundant inspiration. Wildlife also regularly visit her property in Huntsville, and it is not unusual to pass deer or roadrunners on her weekday routes.

Working in pastel, graphite, colored pencil, and watercolor or watercolor pencil, Lindamood’s paintings are life-size, bold with color, rich with texture, and bursting with presence. She frequently paints on cradled artist boards, Pastelboard or Mylar.

For more about Patsy and her art, see her website at http://www.lindamoodfineart.com.

 

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Colored Pencil Pet Portrait Workshop at Noriko DeWitt Art Studio

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Colored Pencil Pet Portrait Workshop by Noriko DeWitt

Award-winning colored pencil artist, Noriko DeWitt will teach you how to draw life-like portraits of your furry friend. In this 3-day workshop, we will go through how to breathe life into the eyes, create a realistic nose & mouth, and render touch-me soft fur!  Previous drawing experience (in any subject matter) is a plus.  This is a small group workshop so the space is limited.  Sign up for your spot today!

Dates & Times:

Fri    6/23 5:30 – 8:30pm
Sat   6/24 9:00 – 4:00pm
Sun  6/25 1:00 – 5:00pm

Location:

Noriko DeWitt Art Studio
119 W. Virginia St., Ste 303., McKinney TX 75069

Ages:

12 through adult

Fee:

$200 plus supplies

Registration:

NorikoDeWitt.com

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Linda Wacaster demo on Painting Animals for ACA March 7

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ACA meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month (except June, July, August) at 2:00 pm. Associated Creative Artists was chartered in 1954 by a small group of Dallas artists to promote realism art. http://www.acadallas.org/

Monthly Meeting Location:

Artist’s Showplace, 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, TX  75248

Next meeting will be this Tuesday, March 7. Our demo artist this month will be Linda Wacaster, who will be painting animals for us. For more about Linda, see her website: http://lindawacaster.com/

Remember to bring a painting for a chance at our monthly prize, as well as cookies and a snack for break.

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Betty Watkins “Wildlife” reception Jan. 28 at Giddens Gallery

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You are invited

FEATURED ARTIST’S SHOW and RECEPTION

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine

 

FEATURED ARTIST

Betty Watkins – “Wildlife”

Betty’s work – goo.gl/AmZU17

 

SHOW

Jan 26 – Feb 4, 2017

Gallery open TuesdaySaturday

11:00am – 6:00pm

 

ARTIST’S RECEPTION

Saturday, Jan 28

6:00 PM till 9:00 PM

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

For details – goo.gl/4HHB9V

Grapevine Betty's

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine

624 S Main St

Grapevine, TX 76051

817-488-8600

www.giddensgallery.com

https://www.facebook.com/GiddensGallery


 

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.
We are in the Visitors Center Building.  The available parking area for the Gallery is in the back and is for “PUBLIC PARKING AFTER 5 PM and SAT & SUN”.

This link will take you to a Google Map; goo.gl/bQvPkZ

 

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Becky Hicks “Paint Mor Chikins” Workshop Feb. 11 & 12, 2017

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Feb. 11 & 12, 2017      9:00 am to 4:00 pm  

Cost:  $200 – Trinity Arts Guild members

           $225 – non-members

​Register at http://www.trinityartsguild.net/workshops-and-classes

Becky will teach a cow portrait in this workshop using value, color, and texture to achieve a rendering of the subject rather than a copy. Everyone will paint from the same reference material.

Minimum class size – 10 participants; maximum class size – 15 participants

A deposit of $75 is required at the time of sign up. this deposit is non-refundable except in case of emergency.

To sign up: visit trinityartsguild.net or contact Beverly Richmond via email bjrichmond@me.com or phone/text 817-408-0719.

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2016 IAA Animal Art Traveling Exhibit at the Irving Arts Center

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Oct. 1 – Nov. 27, 2016

IAA 2016 4th Annual Animal Art Traveling Exhibit

Local artists with artwork displayed in Irving Art Association‘s annual National Animal Art Juried Competition were invited to participate after the end of the exhibit  in a “traveling” exhibit to another gallery in Irving.

This year the exhibit travels to the Irving Arts Center for the first time and is on display in the foyer and halls of the building. Address: 3333 N MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062

Participating artists and artwork:

James Anderson Mighty Hunter Oil
Helen Bailey Papillon Sparkle Colored pencil
Sue Banfield Dragonfly Photography
David Blow Gathering Photography
Andrew Bugh Peace Photography
Anannya Chowdhury Feathery Dreams Mixed
Steve Danner Cats Eye Acrylic
Sharon Giles It’s a Wonderful 9 Lives Watercolor
Karleigh Greco Dunkin Drawing
Sabine Higgins-Mendoza Swimming Lesson Oil
Marlon Honores Extinction Drawing
Amy Keng Yoda Oil
Bob Labelle What does it take to be Sentient ? Photography
Joyce Landry “Kindred Spirits” Friends Mixed Media
Patsy Lindamood We Three Zed Pastel
Morgan Mee Run ‘Em Through Drawing
Jan Partin Ghost Horse Photography
Dotty Umphress Black and White, Paper Kite Photography

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Winners of the 2016 IAA National Animal Art Exhibition

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For the 15th year, Irving Art Association has hosted  a competition featuring animal art. Juror Walt Davis selected art and photography from 61 artists from all over the country. Drawings,  watercolors, oils, acrylics, photography,  and mixed media are represented in this exciting collection. (see Preview Gallery)

The show opened Sunday, August 28th and runs until Sept. 23rd at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Gallery hours are Sun., Mon., Wed. & Thurs., from 1 to 4 p.m. and Tues.  from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Awards Reception was held on Sunday afternoon, September 4 from 2-4pm. For a copy of the show catalog click here: 2016 Animal Art Brochure PDF

For Reception & Awards photos, check the IAA Photo Album . – For pictures of the award-winning art, see the Winners Gallery (bottom of page).

Credit goes to those who worked hard on this exhibit: Host was show chair Mark Thompson, and he and juror Walt Davis handed out awards. Entry intake was done by Sharon Giles; catalog, by Deepa Koshaley and Sharon Giles; hanging and intake volunteers were Linda Shotwell, Susan Murray,  Patsy Davila, Jean Knauber and Sharon Giles.  Food for the reception was handled by Susan Murray, and reception photographer was Patsy Davila.

Many thanks to our juror Walt Davis, who selected a beautiful show and delighted artists by explaining the design points and merits of the artwork and photography.

On October 1st, twenty pieces from this exhibit will be on display at the Irving Arts Center (3333 N. MacArthur, Irving) for the5th Annual IAA Animal Art Traveling Exhibit until November 27. Traveling exhibit chairs are Sharon Giles and Susan Murray.

Juror Walt Davis presents Best of Show to Steve Danner
Juror Walt Davis presents Best of Show to Steve Danner

AWARDS

BEST OF SHOW Steve Danner “Cats Eye” Acrylic

BEST OF SHOW Steve Danner “Cats Eye” Acrylic

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IAA Award of Excellence Sheryl Hughes “I Can Still See You” Acrylic

 

WATER MEDIA 1st Jan Riggins “Pookie” Watercolor
2nd Linda Warren Anderson “Burro Blanco” Acrylic
3rd Ramona Freeman “Migration” Acrylic
HM Jeanne “Gay” Anderson “Duck Hunter” watercolor
OIL 1st Cory McLaughlin “Through the Waters” Oil
2nd Sabine Higgins-Mendoza “Swimming Lesson” Oil
3rd James Anderson “Mighty Hunter” Oil
HM Amy Keng “Yoda” Oil
DRY MEDIA 1st Gail Shelton “A Wrinkle in Time” Colored Pencil
2nd Helen Bailey “Papillon Sparkle” Colored pencil
3rd Karleigh Greco “Dunkin” charcoal, ink
HM Marlon Honores “Extinction” Graphite pencil
PHOTOGRAPHY 1st Donna Miller “Fish’n for Supper” Photograph
2nd Andrew Bugh “Peace” Digital Photography
3rd Sue Banfield “Dragonfly” Ultra Chrome Digital Print
HM David Blow “Gathering” Photograph
MIXED MEDIA 1st Anannya Chowdhury “Feathery Dreams” Mixed Media – acrylic & spices

 

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15th National Animal Art Exhibition – Reception & Awards Sept. 4

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You’re invited! Come see the fabulous 15th annual show on Animal Art at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Sponsored by Irving Art Associationdirections

The work of 61 artists in oils, water media, dry media, mixed media or photography. Preview Gallery.

On view August 28 through September 23, 2016.

Reception & Awards Ceremony Sunday, Sept. 4 2-4pm.

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2016 National Animal Art Exhibit Preview Gallery

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Juror Walt Davis has selected an outstanding array of animal art for the 15th year of Irving Art Association‘s national competition: 2016 IAA National Animal Art Exhibition  85 artists entered and  62 artists were selected for a total of 63 pieces of art and photography.. The selected work is on display in the online gallery. The show itself will open August 28, 2016 and run through September 23, 2016 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75-61. It will be followed by a Traveling Exhibit at the Irving Arts Center. 

 

Congratulations to all the artists that were selected for this national competition. We especially want to honor the 17 IAA members in this select show:  James Anderson, Jeanne “Gay” Anderson, Helen Bailey, Shanna Brady, Anannya Chowdhury, Steve Danner, Julie England, Sharon Giles, Sheryl Hughes, Wendy Kochrsen, Sudeep Kumar, Monika Kumari, Patsy Lindamood, Cory McLaughlin, Gwen Revino, Behnaz Sohrabian, and Mary Ann Vela.

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Call of the Wild at the TVAA Downtown Gallery

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Call of the Wild

TVAA Downtown Gallery

August 1 – 31, 2016

Call of the Wild features the work of Elizabeth “Sissy” Bingham, Lonnie Brown, Lael Burns, Shannon Hill, Jenny Keller, Wendy Koehrsen, Debra Lalumia, Linda Lee, Richard Miller, Julie Mortillaro, Jan Partin, Julie Pitman, Kimberly Powell, Lynn Reagan, Fancy Tanner, Dotty Umphress, Carole Wolanow, and Joram Wolanow. The show runs through August 31, 2016.

Please join the artists for a reception on Sunday afternoon, August 21st from 2 to 4. TVAA Downtown Gallery, Plaza of the Americas, Suite G207, 700 N Pearl Street, Dallas 75201. Free and open to the public. http://tvaa.org

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Only one week left – enter the National 2016 Animal Art Competition by July 31 at midnight

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Enter the 2016 15th Annual IAA
National Animal Art Juried Competition

AUGUST 28 – SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX
$3,000 in Awards
Juror: Walt Davis SWS AWS

In addition to the Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Competition,
Irving Art Association also sponsors a national show on animal art. 

2016 marks the 15th year Irving Art Association has held a special competition on animal art. Entry is open to all legal residents of the U.S. in the contiguous 48 states, 18 and older. Any animal species is considered as acceptable subject matter for works, including both wildlife and domestic.

Media: Oil Painting, Water Media, Dry Media (drawing), Mixed media/misc. (including printmaking), and Photography. Supports: canvas, paper, panel or yupo.

ENTRY DEADLINE Sunday, July 31, 2015 until midnight. Our juror will then select 70 pieces for the show — then on Aug. 13 email notifications of acceptance will be sent out.

2015 Best of Show:
Heather Lara “Serenity”


For complete entry rules see the 2016 PROSPECTUS

2016 Online Registration and Paymentclick here

note: Chrome is the best browser to use with the online form.$35 entry fee for up to 3 pieces; discount – $25 for IAA members (You can join nowFor questions, contact us at iaaexhibits@gmail.com or call Sharon at 972-570-7565.

Calendar:

  • Sunday, July 31st Entry Deadline  all day
  • Saturday, August 13 Notification of acceptance
  • Mon. – Fri., Aug 22 – 26 Shipped entries due – instruction sent with notification
  • Saturday, August 27 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Hand delivered entries, Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75062
  • Sunday, August 28, 2016 Exhibit opens to public
  • Sunday, September 4 Exhibit Reception &  Awards 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 24 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Strike show & art pickup
  • Oct. 1 – Nov. 27. 2016 Traveling Exhibit  at the Irving Arts Center.  Local artists are invited to participate.


Our Juror:

WALT DAVIS SWS AWS

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Walt Davis, signature member and past president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society, began painting in watercolor over thirty years ago.  He has studied with such notable artists as Faith Helen Foust, Bud Biggs, Doug Walton, Louise Cadillac, Carole Barnes, Frank Webb, Mark Mehaffey, Richard Stephens, and bird artist John P. O’Neil.

Davis has taught watercolor, figure drawing, and plein air sketching at Eastfield Community College, Amarillo College, Panhandle Art Center, San Angelo Museum of Art, and in his studio in Commerce.  He has conducted demonstrations and workshops in Amarillo, Brownsville, Dallas, San Angelo and nine other Texas cities.

His work is carried by the Davis and Blevins Gallery in St. Jo, Texas, and his paintings hang in private collections in Washington State, Montana, Florida, Colorado, New Mexico, and cities throughout Texas.

His painting, Katy-did, Katy-didn’t, won the Margery Soroka Memorial Award in the 2013 American Watercolor Society competition in New York and was included in the Society’s traveling show.  Two other insect portraits won awards in 2014; one in the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies in Phoenix, Arizona, and the other in the Southwestern Watercolor Society show in Dallas.  With the acceptance of the painting Make My Day (see above) in the 2015 annual exhibition of the American Watercolor Society, Davis became a signature member of that prestigious organization.

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Enter the 2016 IAA National Animal Art Competition

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2016 15th Annual IAA National Animal Art Juried Competition

AUGUST 28 – SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX

2016 marks the 15th year Irving Art Association has held a special competition on animal art. Entry is open to all legal residents of the U.S. in the contiguous 48 states, 18 and older. Any animal species is considered as acceptable subject matter for works, including both wildlife and domestic.

Media: Oil Painting, Water Media, Dry Media (drawing), Mixed media/misc. (including printmaking), and Photography. Supports: canvas, paper, panel or yupo.

ENTRY DEADLINE Sunday, July 31, 2015 until midnight.

For complete entry rules see the 2016 PROSPECTUS

2016 Online Registration and Payment: click here

$35 entry fee for up to 3 pieces; discount – $25 for IAA members

For questions, contact the Show Chair Mark Thompson at iaaexhibits@gmail.com.

Announcing our 2016 JUROR:

 

JUROR: Walt Davis SWS AWS

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Walt Davis, signature member and past president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society, began painting in watercolor over thirty years ago.  He has studied with such notable artists as Faith Helen Foust, Bud Biggs, Doug Walton, Louise Cadillac, Carole Barnes, Frank Webb, Mark Mehaffey, Richard Stephens, and bird artist John P. O’Neil.

Davis has taught watercolor, figure drawing, and plein air sketching at Eastfield Community College, Amarillo College, Panhandle Art Center, San Angelo Museum of Art, and in his studio in Commerce.  He has conducted demonstrations and workshops in Amarillo, Brownsville, Dallas, San Angelo and nine other Texas cities.

His work is carried by the Davis and Blevins Gallery in St. Jo, Texas, and his paintings hang in private collections in Washington State, Montana, Florida, Colorado, New Mexico, and cities throughout Texas.

His painting, Katy-did, Katy-didn’t, won the Margery Soroka Memorial Award in the 2013 American Watercolor Society competition in New York and was included in the Society’s traveling show.  Two other insect portraits won awards in 2014; one in the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies in Phoenix, Arizona, and the other in the Southwestern Watercolor Society show in Dallas.  With the acceptance of the painting Make My Day in the 2015 annual exhibition of the American Watercolor Society, Davis became a signature member of that prestigious organization.

For more about the juror, see his website  http://waltdavisart.com/

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                    Walt Davis “Make My Day”
2015 Best of Show
2015 Best of Show: Heather Lara “Serenity”
2015 President's Award
2015 President’s Award: Gary Ward “Easy Riders”
Calendar:

  • Saturday, July 16 Help with digital Images and entry $10 by appt, Mark Thompson 214-608-7100 or email
    redbeard.thompson@gmail.com
  • Sunday, July 31st Entry Deadline  all day
  • Saturday, August 13 Notification of acceptance 
  • Mon. – Fri., Aug 22 – 26 Shipped entries due – instruction sent with notification
  • Saturday, August 27 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Hand delivered entries, Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75062
  • Sunday, August 28, 2016 Exhibit opens to public 
  • Sunday, September 4 Exhibit Reception &  Awards 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 24 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Strike show & art pickup
  • Oct. 1 – Nov. 27. 2016 Traveling Exhibit  at the Irving Arts Center.  Local artists are invited to participate.

 

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Open Call for Artists – Dog Days of Summer at SLANT

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Slant gallery seeks art entries for a juried exhibit titled ‘Dog Days of Summer’. You may submit up to 3 jpg images. Submit images to slantx@outlook.com by the deadline noted below. On your entries, please include your name, the title of your work, year it was created, size, medium, and price point.

 DOG DAYS OF SUMMER (August Opening)
Artists are keen observers of life, and throughout history, they have been inspired by the bond humans develop with their animal friends. People who include animals in their lives often in return receive loyal companionship. This exhibition will offer a glimpse into the memorable moments and bond that we share with our animal friends. Seeking original works that are inspired by animals of all kinds, especially animals that join our families as pets.

Dog Days Entries due – Friday, August 5 (by 6:00 pm)
Notice of Acceptance – Sunday, August 7 (by midnight)
Art Drop Off – Saturday, August 13 (1:30-5:30 pm)
Opening Reception – Saturday, August 20 (6:00-9:00 pm)

All mediums are welcomed.  There is no fee to submit entry, but accepted artists will be requested to pay a single $10 hanging fee at time of art drop off. Slant accepts 20% of all art sales. Please keep this in mind when pricing your work.

This opportunity is open to artists 18+. Entries must be original works. No fine art giclees. Limited edition photography is acceptable. Max size for 2D work is 48″ in any direction. 3D works should not exceed 50 lbs. Works must be able to fit through a standard size door. The Slant artist collective has the right to refuse work that does not match the images that were submitted for jury review.

Still have questions?  Please email us at slantx@outlook.com
To learn more about Slant, you can find us on Facebook (slantx) or visit our website (slantx.weebly.com)

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Sharon Markwardt Featured Artist at Your Private Collection

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Your Private Collection Art Gallery is proud to present Sharon Markwardt as their featured artist at Granbury’s Last Saturday Gallery Night on June 25, 2016.

Markwardt, one of the gallery’s anchor artists, creates oil paintings of farm animals and wildlife in intense, vibrant colors while “..translating nature to art. I love authenticity,” she said, “and try to strike a balance between design, detail and color; yet, keep it real.”

Sharon’s work has been featured in the publications Southwest Art and Western Art Collector and has also made appearances in Cowboys and Indians, Cowgirl Magazine and Art of the West.

She has been invited for the last five years to the prestigious museum show Cowgirl Up! in Arizona. She has also won major awards at “A New Look at the West” in Texas and the national group Women Artists of the West, of which she is a Master Signature Member.

Last Saturday Gallery Night
June 25, 2016 5-8pm
Your Private Collection Art Gallery
106 N. Houston
Granbury, TX 76048
817-579-7733
www.yourprivatecollection.com
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Diane Antheunisse exhibit opens at the Crumbzz in Forney

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Forney Art Council presents a new art show by artist Diane Antheunisse.

She will display her original art on acrylic at CrumbzzMay 19th – Jul 31st 2016, 212 S Bois D Arc St, Forney, TX 75218.   No reception is scheduled. Diane produces her artwork on clear acrylic sheets using an unusual “Reverse Painting” technique.

The paint is applied to the back side of the acrylic and then the image is viewed from the front.

Using vibrant colors in striking compositions, she creates pieces that are alive with movement and intensity

For more about Diane, see her website http://www.plexiartdiane.com/
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LGAA Workshops: Dan Spangler March 18 & David Prescott April 16

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Third Saturday affordable art workshops given by an LGAA members.  
Everyone is welcome, these workshops are NOT limited to members only 
$50. Contact the artist directly to sign up for their class.
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Dan Spangler March 19th
Call: 817-897-3808

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I am an artist with a great love of nature and the natural world.  Through my art, I seek to represent the beauty that I observe all around me.  I find it particularly compelling to paint animals in natural settings.  I am also very interested in painting people and capturing their interaction with nature, animals, and one another.”

See his work at http://danspanglerart.com


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David Prescott April 16th
Call: 817-594-1720

David has always had an affinity with the animals that he paints.  His paintings are the result of many hours spent in the field observing, sketching and photographing wildlife and their unique habitats, followed by many more hours in his studio striving to reproduce that perfection of light, composition, contrast and color harmony that was observed whilst in the field.

See his work at http://www.davidlprescottwildlifeart.com

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2015 3rd Annual Animal Art Traveling Show

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The amazing 14th Annual IAA Wildlife and Domestic Animal Art Juried Exhibition is over, but you can still see artwork from the show done by local artists in the Traveling Show. It’s on exhibit Sept. 28 – Dec. 5, 2015 at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062 (near the intersection of Esters and Rochelle.) Presented by the Irving Art Association.

For more information, see the show brochure: IAA2015AnimalArtTravelingExhibitBrochure

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Winners of the 2015 14th Annual Wildlife and Domestic Animal Art Show

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For the third year, wild and domestic animal artwork were combined beautifully into one show, the 14th annual event hosted by Irving Art Association featuring animal art. Artwork and photography from 68 artists came from all across the country, selected by juror Helen Bailey. Drawings, pastels, watercolors, oils, acrylics and mixed media are represented in this exciting collection.

The show opened Sunday, August 30th and runs until Sept. 24th at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Gallery hours are Sun., Mon., & Wed., from 1 to 4 p.m. and Tues. & Thurs., from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Awards Reception was held on Sunday afternoon, September 13 from 2-4pm.

For Reception & Award photos, check the IAA Photo Album – they will be posted soon. For pictures of the award-winning art, see the Winners Gallery at http://irvingartassociation.org/2015/09/winners-of-the-2015-14th-annual-wildlife-and-domestic-animal-art-show/

TOP AWARDS:

BEST OF SHOW: Heather Lara “Serenity”

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IAA President’s Award: Gary Ward “Easy Riders”

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OIL 1st Jeni Tomlinson “Bingo”

PHOTOGRAPHY 1st David Blow “Street Bath”

DRY MEDIA 1st Patricia Arnold “Harry”

WATERMEDIA 1st Akiko Wantanabe “Angel Light”

MIXED MEDIA 1st Beth Hickman “Beauty in Reflection”

For the complete list of winners and the Winners Gallery see http://irvingartassociation.org/2015/09/winners-of-the-2015-14th-annual-wildlife-and-domestic-animal-art-show/

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Wildlife and Domestic Animal Juried Art Exhibition reception and awards Sept. 13

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The 14th Annual Wildlife and Domestic Animal Juried Art Exhibition

The show opened August 30, 2015 and will be on display through September 24. The Reception & Awards Ceremony will be on Sunday, September 13 from 2:004:00 pm.  The public is invited.

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX. directions

Juror Helen Bailey has selected an outstanding array of animal art for the 14th year of the national competition.  92 artists entered, but just 69 artists and their artwork made the cut.  The selected art is on display in the online gallery.

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IAA’s Animal Art Exhibit Opens – Reception Sept. 13

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The 14th Annual Wildlife and Domestic Animal Juried Art Exhibition is now on view at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX,

The show opened August 30, 2015 and will be on display through September 24. The Reception & Awards Ceremony will be on Sunday, September 13 from 2:004:00 pm.  The public is invited.

Juror Helen Bailey has selected an outstanding array of animal art for the 14th year of the national competition.  92 artists entered, but just 69 artists and their artwork made the cut.  The selected art is on display in the online gallery.

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FOR THE BIRDS reception Aug. 9 at TVAA Downtown

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FOR THE BIRDS

August 3 – 31, 2015

Reception Aug. 9 2-4pm

“For the Birds” features the work of Karin Michele Anderson, Betsy Bass, Michele Bartleson, David Blow, Anannya Chowdhury, Brandi Cooper, Jean Griffin, David Griffin, Shari Hornish, Hiral Joshi, KeLaine Kvale, Linda Lee, Brenda McKinney, Sheila Mann, Hamutal Michaeli, T. Dale Nelson, Jan Partin, David Roden, CeCe Skeith, Cynthia Stone, Fancy Tanner, Karen Thompson, Dotty Umphress, Marilee Vergati-Haynes, and Carole Wolanow.

The show runs through August 31, 2015 at the TVAA Downtown Gallery, Plaza of the Americas, Suite G207, 700 N Pearl Street, Dallas 75201. Please join the artists for the reception on Sunday, August 9th from 2 to 4 in the afternoon. Free and open to the public.

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14th Annual Wildlife & Domestic Animal Show deadline August 1st

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2015 14th Annual Wildlife & Domestic Animal Juried Art Competition

AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX

2015 marks the fourteenth year Irving Art Association has held a special competition on wildlife and/or domestic animal art.

Any animal species will be considered as acceptable subject matter for works, both wildlife and domestic. This national show is open to all legal residents of the U.S. in the contiguous 48 states, 18 and older. Juror is Helen Bailey. All work must be original — see the  prospectus for details. Limit of three entries.

Media: Oil Painting, Water Media, Dry Media (pastel etc.), Mixed media/misc. (including printmaking), and Photography. Supports: canvas, paper, panel or yupo.

ENTRY DEADLINE Saturday, August 1, 2015 until midnight

To enter, pay the entry fee, fill out the online form and email your images to iaaexhibit@gmail.com. Entry information: http://irvingartassociation.org/exhibits/animal-art-show/

For questions, contact the Show Chair at iaaexhibits@gmail.com.

Calendar:

  • Saturday, August 1, 2015 midnight Entry DEADLINE
  • Aug. 10 Notification of acceptance by email
  • Aug. 24 – 28 Shipped entries due (Mon. – Fri.)
  • Saturday, August 29 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Hand delivered entries; Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75062 Directions
  • Sunday, August 30, 2015 Exhibit opens to public
  • Sunday, September 13 2:00 – 4:00 pm Reception & Awards
  • Friday, September 25 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Strike show & art pickup
  • Sept. 28 – Dec. 5 Traveling Exhibit, West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062 (optional – for local artists only)

Juror: Helen Bailey

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Helen Bailey has always been passionate about two things in her life – one is drawing and the other is horses.

When she found a talented teacher of colored pencil, it opened a whole new world of art to her.  She studied with Linda Lucas Hardy for 5-1/2 years. 

She has won prizes in McKinney, Irving, Grand Prairie, the State Fair of Texas, Keller, and Richardson, TX art shows.

She is a Signature Member of CPSA (Colored Pencil Society of America), AAEA (American Academy of Equine Artists), and IEA (International Equine Artists).  She is also an Associate Member of WAOW (Women Artists of the West) and AWA (American Women Artists).

Her gallery: Imaging on the Square, McKinney TX

Her website: www.helenbaileyart.com

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Wild Things: A National Juried Exhibition – entries due April 7

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A National Juried Exhibition

http://www.capearts.org/WildThings.aspx

Arts Council of Southeast Missouri

Cape Girardeau, MO

Exhibition Dates: June 5 – 27, 2015

Deadline for Entries: April 7, 2015

If civilization is what separates humankind from the animal kingdom, the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri asks artists to cross that line and become uncivilized. Artists across the United States are invited to submit their works depicting the world’s Wild Things. From household pets to rainforest creatures to ocean dwellers, artwork must depict a member, real or imagined, of the animal kingdom.

Juror: Ruth Ann Reese is known for her surreal porcelain sculptures where animal forms merge with human figures and flora grafts to fauna. From these fantastic beings, psychological questions concerning the nature of identity naturally emerge. At present, she is a studio artist living in St. Louis, MO and the founder of Reese Gallery, where she curates exhibitions of other emerging and mid-career artists.

 

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The Cat Show at Mighty Fine Arts

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“The Cat Show”

Andy Don Emmons, Bruce Lee Webb, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Clay Stinnett, Jason Cohen, Chaitra Linehan, Matt Bagley, Sharon Neel-Bagley, Teresa Megahan, Sara Cardona, Ray-Mel Cornelius, Steve Cruz, Teresa Gomez-Martorell, Bruce Schiefelbein, Brian Jones and Brian Scott
Saturday December 13,2014 – January 11, 2015
Reception 6-9 pm December 13, 2014

Mighty Fine Arts
409A N.Tyler between 8th and Davis St. in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas.
Gallery hours are 12:00 to 5:00 Saturday and Sunday or by appointment:
phone 214-942-5241.
Email: steve@mfagallery.com

For more images from the show, see the website: http://www.mfagallery.com/about.html

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Bruce Schiefelbein “Pink Pussycat”
9×12 acrylic on paper

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Networking Social at the MAC Oct. 23; Current Exhibits

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COME TO A NETWORKING SOCIAL Oct. 23!

The MAC joins Uptown Dallas and Friends of the Katy Trail to get together for iFratelli pizza, wine and lively conversation with your Uptown neighbors! Thursday, October 23 from 5 pm – 7 pm

Hosted by Friends of Katy Trail, Uptown Dallas, and The MAC

Plus, be sure to catch the current exhibitions at The MAC! They will be on view until October 25.

Don’t miss Texas Critters: Group exhibition featuring Texas art icons from the 1930’s to the present;Janet Turner: Original prints of the flora and fauna of the Gulf Coast; and Beyond the SurfaceLand Stewardship of Texas, photographs by John Bunker Sands and David Keith Sands. And at the Kitchen Dog Theater: Thinner Than Water by Melissa Ross.

3120 McKinney Avenue Dallas TX 75204 (214) 953.1212 http://www.the-mac.org

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Current exhibitions on view at the MAC

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Texas Critters:

Group exhibition featuring Texas art icons from the 1930’s to the present

~ In memory of Nona Norsworthy Barrett

 

 

Janet Turner:

Original prints of the flora and fauna of the Gulf Coast

 
Beyond the Surface:

 Land Stewardship of Texas, photographs by John Bunker Sands and David  Keith Sands

Exhibitions will be on view through October 25, 2014.

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