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Dwayne Szot to lead art activity at The Warren Center’s Celebration April 21

DALLAS (April 17, 2018)—The Warren Center, a nonprofit agency that advocates for and serves children impacted by developmental disabilities and their families, will celebrate its 50th birthday with a 50th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Richardson, 503 N. Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080. The festive afternoon is packed with family activities, unlimited photo opportunities and catered food, and topped with headlining art activities by Dwayne Szot, founder and president of Zot Artz.

From the Midwest, Szot grew up in a foster home in which his foster siblings had cerebral palsy. As a result, he spent most of his childhood interacting with children and adults with disabilities. As he grew older, Szot developed an interest in mechanics and graphic arts, which led him to attend the Kendall College of Art and Design at Ferris University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and later received a Master of Fine Arts from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Heavily influenced by his upbringing, Szot worked with special education departments, hospitals and residential facilities. During this time he invented the first “painting wheelchair,” as well as various adaptive art tools for children of all abilities.

In 1990, Szot founded Zot Artz with a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation. Zot Artz’s mission is to create adaptive art tools for preschoolers, young children, teens, adults and seniors of all abilities and physical impairments, and has curated hundreds of special art events around the globe. The organization also makes these tools available to teachers, therapists, residential providers, hospitals and parks, and is now bringing the tools to the Dallas-Fort Worth community. In the last decade, Zot Artz tools and interactive experiences have been featured in multiple media outlets, including the Huffington Post and PBS.

“We are very excited to bring Dwayne Szot’s unique style of artistic expression to our children,” said Amy Spawn, executive director of The Warren Center. “It allows all the children we serve, no matter what limitations they face, to enjoy art and participate in creating something memorable.”

Presented by Reliant Energy, The Warren Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration will include countless activities for the whole family, photo opportunities with superheroes and princesses alike, and balloon sculptures. In addition, a special award ceremony will take place during the event to honor community leaders who continue to advocate for children with developmental disabilities.

For more information about The Warren Center or to learn more about the 50th Anniversary Celebration, visit www.thewarrencenter.org

Submitted by Marisela Martin. Email: marisela@trizcom.com

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Donald Vogel exhibition opens Nov. 4 at Valley House Gallery

Donald S. Vogel (1917-2004): A Celebration

November 4 – December 2, 2017

Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, November 4, 6:00pm-8:00pm, for an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and watercolors by Donald S. Vogel, artist and founder of Valley House Gallery, celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth year.

Donald S. Vogel, along with his wife Peggy, founded Valley House Gallery in 1954. As a studio painter, Vogel allied himself with the temperaments of Vuillard, Renoir, and Bonnard.  In his paintings, he created imagined worlds of color and light; contemplative works that emerge as “moments of pleasure.” His philosophy was to “rejoice and celebrate each new day, knowing it is a gift in itself, and produce something of worth to be shared.”

For information email LGreen@valleyhouse.com

Cheryl and Kevin Vogel
Laura Green

Valley House Gallery
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254

Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Saturday

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Upstairs Gallery: 50th Anniv. Show Closes – Judy Gelfert Show Opens – Oct. 20th

On Friday, 20 October 2017
5:00 till 8:00 p.m.
Toast the 50th Anniversary of
The Upstairs Gallery
and enjoy an ongoing exhibition
of art from the gallery’s first half century
while celebrating the opening of
A New Show of Paintings by Judy Gelfert

Judy Gelfert’s oil paintings reflect her ever-enthusiastic attention to design and light in everyday scenes, landscapes, interiors, and figures.Whatever her subject, she aims to capture the essence of an image, leaving the details to the viewer’s imagination.
Judy is conducting a workshop on Oct. 21 and 22. She still has room for a few more students. Call the Gallery for details. 817.277.6961

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Kittrell/Riffkind 27th Anniversary Celebration & Reception Sept. 30

We’re marking our 27th Anniversary, One of A Kind, with a gala celebration this upcoming Saturday, September 30th.  We hope that you’ll join us for the festivities on from 10 – 5:30.

Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Gallery
at Southwest Gallery


Tuesdays thru Saturdays 9 – 6 Sundays 1- 5


One of a Kind
Join Us As We Celebrate Our 27th Anniversary 
For our anniversary we are featuring an exhibit of unique One of a Kind pieces created especially for our new gallery by many of our favorite artists who have shown with us over the past 27 years.
The opening reception will be from 10 until 5:30 on Saturday, September 30th.
Artists whose work will be featured include Wendy Saxon Brown, Mary Mullaney, Jen Violette, Susan Gott, Charlie Miner, Carol Milne, Cal Breed, Josh Simpson, Marty Kremer,  and Bronwen Heilman — just to name a few.
Some of them are posted on our website — so you can sneak a peek.  For those late arrivals, well you’ll just have to come see them for yourself….
The exhibit will continue through the month of October.

20% Discount

Saturday, September 30th

Enjoy a

20% discount
on all purchases*
in the Gallery
on Saturday, September 30th
as we kick off our month long celebration.
*Not valid on custom orders, layaways,
gift certificates, previous purchases or other offers.
Reclining Pea Pod by Jen Violette

What Else Is New?
Classes, Directions & What-Not 
Kente by Josh BernbaumMark your calendars!
Our annual Ornament Extravaganza opening will be on Saturday, November 11th this year.  Plan to visit us early for the best selections…

There is still space in several of our fall classes for those who want to hone their glass skills.— call the studio to register, 972-239-7989.

For those of y’all who have not yet visited us in our new locations, the Gallery has moved in with Southwest Gallery over in the North Dallas Design District at 4500 Sigma Rd (at Welch) in Dallas.
The Studio is now in Richardson, located at 1600 N Plano Rd in Suite #400.  That’s at the corner of Plano Rd & Collins (tucked around the corner facing south).
Give us a call if you need help finding us….  
Gallery, 972-239-7957  
Studio, 972-239-7989

Recipe of the Month
Apples Are Here…
Landscape Pair by Shawn Messenger
Yay, it’s fall, and time for apples!
Nothing better than a good apple eaten out of hand or cored stuffed with brown sugar, butter and chopped nuts, baked and served warm…  Topped with vanilla ice cream.
I recently came across a recipe for Apple Roses that I want to try out.  Looks easy and so pretty!  Oh, and it’s done with puff pastry, another of my favorite things.
This weekend it will be Pork Loin With Apples, Cider & Calvados, like they do it in Normandy in the fall.  (Can do this with pork chops or chicken as well.)
Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Gallery
at Southwest Gallery


Tuesdays thru Saturdays 9 – 6
Sundays 1- 5

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50th Anniversary Celebration Sept. 8 & 9 for Southwest Gallery

You’re invited to Southwest Gallery‘s biggest event since 1967!
We are excited to announce our…
50th Anniversary Celebration!
Friday, September 8th & Saturday, September 9th
This weekend only… experience Lots of Art, Artists, Food and Fun that lasts the weekend long!

Our TOP GALLERY ARTISTS will be painting a special piece totaling 50 United Inches (25×25)

that we will be offering this weekend only by a

Friday, September 8th
5 pm to 8 pm
Preview the show and meet the artists,
enjoy an Art inspired Photo Booth,
Caricatures by Bob O’Brian,
Live music by Charming Garden,
Culinary Art Catering and a Full Bar!
Saturday, September 9th
10 am to 5 pm
Experience Lots of Art, Artists,
Live Music By GOGA,
Art Inspired Photo Booth,
Caricatures by Bob O’Brian,
Easy Sliders Food Truck with
 Wine and Margaritas & Fun that lasts all day long!
The Draw Box Sale will take place at 4:00pm on Saturday, September 9th! If a piece does not sell it will be priced back at retail the next day!


Lee Alban, Lynwood Bennett, Clinton Broyles, Gene Brown, John Cook, Fran Di Giacomo, Tom Dorr, Nancy Boren, Robert Fobear, Manuel Garza, Matthew Grant, Ann Hardy, Linda Lucas Hardy, Robert Hunt, Dennis Johnson, George Kovach, Harold Kraus, Michael Mentler, Nic Noblique, Andrea Peyton, Bob Rohm, Don Sahli, Tony Saladino, Alexander Selytin, Paul Walden, Kent Wallis, Kay Walton, Soon Warren, Mark Whitmarsh, and Xiang Zhang!
 We will also be premiering our newest artists Rod Chase, Igor Samsonov, 
Randy Baker & Jun Hao!
Southwest Gallery
Southwest Gallery has provided Dallas’ largest collection of fine 19th to 21st century paintings and sculptures. Located near The Galleria, the gallery exhibits hundreds of artists who work in a impressive array of styles, all displayed in our 16,000 square foot showroom. We are pleased to be Celebrating our 50th year in the Art business in September. We continue to create an atmosphere of excitement for our clients and artists alike to make the art gallery experience happily rewarding on all levels. As part of our gallery family Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, will be raising their unique Goblets and toasting this milestone. By showcasing stunning examples of glass sculptures, vessels and Creating opportunities to add innovative pieces to their collections.
Our veteran staff is always available to assist an inform clients with all their fine art needs.
Southwest Gallery – part of the Dallas landscape for 50 years.

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Your Private Collection Art Gallery 10th Year Anniversary featuring Soon Y Warren on July 29

Your Private Collection Art Gallery

Celebrates Ten Years of Art and Success

Featuring Artist Soon Y Warren

You Are Invited

July 29 5-8pm

In 2007, Linda Watkins opened Your Private Collection Art Gallery in an 80-year-old Granbury house boasting five rooms of unique, original artworks.  A New Orleans style courtyard garden provided a great gathering spot for art events and wine tastings.

Watkins, original owner, founded the gallery to introduce the unique art of Stacey Watkins Martin, her daughter and current owner—a new medium she invented using her knowledge of science to incorporate minerals, resin, metals and fused glass to create works of glow-in-the-dark fantasy.                        

Ten years later, the gallery is still a premier destination in Granbury.  Located on the Historic Square on Houston Street since 2008, Your Private Collection displays not only regional talent; but also, international and national artists bringing collectors to events and shows. The three room gallery now represents over 50 artists and has been stated as “a must see” by Southern Living Magazine.                                                    

“Our artists display a large variety of mediums,” said Watkins. “Since art preference is different for each individual, the gallery can work one-on-one with the artists to fill any needs a client might have.” 

Sharon Markwardt, international, contemporary Western artist agrees. “The owners and staff at Your Private Collection know art, and have assembled an amazing variety of high quality art in many styles.”  Markwardt, with Your Private Collection since 2008, said the “awesome” staff makes all the difference.  “They have always treated me well, and I love the way they interact with clients, both long-standing and potential collectors.”

Award-winning Watercolorist, Bob Cook, said he is “proud’ to hang his work with

“..the best variety of artists.” A long-time artist at Your Private Collection, Cook values the professional staff and how much they enjoy promoting his work.

Chuck Roach, acrylic, Western artist, also appreciates this “..professionally run gallery with experienced salespeople.  I am honored to be in a gallery that promotes not just Western art, but art in general.  Stacey has an eye for talent!”   

Your Private Collection Art Gallery commemorates its tenth anniversary with a reception for Soon Y Warren known for detail and luminescence in her work.  Warren, one of the gallery’s original artists, is not only a top, national and international watercolorist, but is also published and highly awarded.  The gallery houses the single largest collection of her work.


                                             Soon Y Warren


Your Private Collection Art Gallery continues to flourish with its historical location in a top-destination, small town—Granbury, Texas.  It continues to draw renowned artists including Soon Y Warren, Sharon Markwardt, Bob Cook, Stacey Watkins, Aaron Thane Tate and Randy Meador.  As well, the gallery frequently introduces new artists and art and hosts events like monthly, Last Saturday Gallery Nights.

Perhaps the most important reason for its success is the combination of art with fun and personal relationships between the artists, clients and guests—the feel is bright, friendly and positive. 

Galleries of Granbury—Last Saturday Gallery Night

Because of continuing construction, please use parking lots across from Langdon Center on Pearl St or the parking lot at Library/Shanley House.  A narrated tram is running every 15 minutes from locations from 5:30-7:30pm.  Other venues with met-the-artists include Artefactz, D’Vine Wine, Against the Grain, Dora Langdon Center and LGAA Shanley House.

Your Private Collection Art Gallery
106 N. Houston
Granbury, TX 76048




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Your Private Collection Art Gallery Anniversary & History


1YPCtenhistoryA Little History About Your Private Collection Art Gallery

Energetically Supporting the Arts for Ten Years

It’s June 2007 and Home by Design Magazine announces “..a new exciting art gallery, featuring local and international artists, now calls Granbury home”. The gallery opened in an 80-year-old house transformed into five rooms of unique, original artworks called Your Private Collection Art Gallery. One great feature of the location was a New Orleans style courtyard garden, which was a great gathering spot for art events and wine tastings.

Stacey Watkins, co-owner and one of the featured artists, was the primary reason for opening the gallery. Stacey had invented a new medium using her knowledge of science along with resin, metals, fused glass and other materials to create works of glow-in-the-dark fantasy. The gallery was a way to introduce this unique art.

According to the other owner, Linda Watkins, “The gallery was a way to introduce Stacey’s unique art.  Your Private Collection was also founded on other principles—original art by awarded artists located within a 60 mile radius and displaying a large variety of mediums since art preference is different for each individual. This allows the gallery to work one-on-one with the artists to fill any needs a client might have.”

After one year, the gallery moved from one block off Granbury’s Historical Square to its current location at 106 N. Houston on the square.  The three room gallery now represents over 50 artists and has been stated as “a must see” by Southern Living Magazine.

What makes this gallery flourish at a time when many galleries are closing? It is Your Private Collection Art Gallery’s historical location in a top-destination, small town; its renown anchor artists including Soon Y Warren, Sharon Markwardt, Bob Cook, Stacey Watkins, Aaron Thane Tate and Randy Meador and frequent introduction of new artists and art. It is events, like monthly Last Saturday Gallery Nights, which combine art with fun and personal relationships between the artists, clients and guests.

The goal of the gallery is to continue helping clients to build and enjoy their own private collection. A visit to the gallery, its website, www.yourprivatecollection.com , or its Facebook page, shows the results of ten years of energetically supporting the arts.

Your Private Collection Art Gallery
106 N. Houston
Granbury, TX 76048

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Opening Reception for VANGUARD: Anniversary Exhibition Feb. 18

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Celebrating its fourth year in the Dallas Design District, Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA), presents ‘VANGUARD,’ a group anniversary exhibition featuring distinctive new works by various gallery artists, with an opening reception on Saturday, February 18th from 5-8pm.

Since opening its doors at its second location in February 2013, LRFA has experienced remarkable growth and continued success on Dragon Street. This is due in large part to the gallery’s continually expanding and remarkably diverse roster of contemporary artists. ‘VANGUARD’ will highlight this diversity and present works in a variety of media by midcareer and emerging artists from both Texas and abroad. Though they come from different backgrounds, each artist is producing work at the height of their careers.

LRFA has recently broadened its international focus. ‘VANGUARD’ will present new works by recent additions to the gallery roster including, German artist Michael Laube, South African Artist Gavin Rain, and Chinese Artist Zhuang Hong Yi. This year also marks the addition of nationally and internationally known artists, Hunt Slonem and Cassandria Blackmore.

The success of LRFA’s Dallas location is also owed to the continued support of the gallery’s enthusiastic and continually expanding collector base, whose passion for contemporary art mirrors the growth and success of the Dallas art market and the city’s art scene more broadly. LRFA is extremely grateful to the community for its continued support and looks forward to serving its patrons in the New Year!

VANGUARD’ will be on view through March 25, 2017.

Submitted by Auriel Garza. Email: auriel@laurarathe.com

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Lakewood Conservatory Winter Art Gallery & Kid’s Art Contetst – Reception Jan. 26


Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts Celebrates One-year Anniversary.

 Kicks Off Winter Art Gallery to Inspire Creative Competition in Kids.

WHAT:  Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts (LCFA) celebrates a one-year anniversary in January 2017 by kicking off their winter art gallery and kid’s art competition. The Gaston Avenue studios will unveil and feature the works of local artist Walter Soza on January 26th during their kick-off reception. Soza will be present to discuss his vast collection of pieces which spotlight Dallas, Fort Worth landmarks including many beloved East Dallas sites. During the evening Soza will unveil his oil rendition of the Lakewood Theater. Guest will have the first look at this one and only rendition of the iconic property.

The kick-off occasion will offer an art activity room where kids can begin their competition creations. The occasion also offers live musical performances by LCFA and PCSOM student musicians and pianist and LCFA co-founder Eva Brandys who released her first CD in fall of 2016. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and kid friendly treats will be served.

The winter art competition challenges ages 3-14 to reproduce Walter Soza’s Lakewood Theater (pictured below). Participants are encouraged to present free interpretation reproductions. Completed reproductions can be submitted to Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts at the kick-off event and through March 31st, during open hours. Submitted artwork will be on display at the conservatory through May 1st, 2017.

Soza’s Lakewood Theater will be on display in the front window of Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts from January 26th- May 31st. Competition participants can view or study this piece for their reproduction efforts anytime during opening hours of LCFA and via the LCFA website. Two winners will be announced in each age category. Walter Soza will judge the best reproduction. A facebook campaign beginning April 3rd and ending April 31st will reveal a popular vote. Winners will receive a copy of Walter Soza’s Lakewood Theater, a collection of professional art supplies and LCFA co-founder Eva Brandys’ CD of original piano compositions. Winners will also have their work displayed in the LCFA art gallery. There is no fee to attend the kick-off reception or to compete.


WHO: Artist Walter Soza, LCFA co-founder and artist Ewa Korzeniowska, LCFA co-founder and PCSOM founder, performer and pianist Eva Brandys.

WHERE: Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts—the only fine arts program to offer music, art and dance curriculums to all ages in Dallas. Lakeview Village; 7328 Gaston Avenue, Ste. 130, Dallas, Texas 75214; 214.843.2060. At the intersection of Gaston Avenue and Garland Road by Cane Rosso.

WHEN: Kick-off reception is January 26th, 2017; 5:30 pm-7:30 pm. Art competition submissions accepted through March 31st; facebook voting campaign runs April 3rd through April 31st. Winners announced on Facebook May 1st, 2017.

WHY: Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts mission is to support, showcase and encourage local artistic talent. In addition to their art, music and dance curriculum they offer artists of many genres and ages the opportunity to showcase their work. The white walls of their Lakewood conservatory make an apropos backdrop to spotlight the artwork of local artist Walter in which they hope to further his success. Furthermore, through the winter art competition LCFA hopes to spark and reward the artistic interest of those in their early development years.




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Group Nine: Collaborative Works opens Jan. 14 at Haley-Henman


Group Nine:  Collaborative Works

Nine Artists who collaborate to explore the freedom of extemporaneous art making:  Patti Akkesson, Lynn Bassler, Merrilyn Duzy, Myra Gantman, Dona Geib, Midge Lynn, Barbara Nathanson, Anita Segalman, Norma Jean Squires

January 12 – February 4, 2017

Opening Reception:  Saturday, January 14, 5-8 pm
Haley-Henman Gallery
422 Singleton Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75212 

A conversation with some of the Group Nine members will be held at 7 pm during the opening reception

DALLAS, Texas (December 12, 2016)–Haley-Henman Gallery proudly announces the exhibition of collaborative works by Group Nine, a group of nine artists who have been working in monthly studio sessions of interdependent creativity.  The opening reception on Saturday, January 12, from 5-8 pm will feature an artist conversation at 7 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Their collaboration formed out of informal networking sessions among friends in 1995.  They mounted their first exhibition, Group Nine:  Power in Collaboration, at the California State University, Northridge, in 1998, and since then, have consistently exhibited their works. Haley-Henman welcomes the opportunity to begin 2017 with an exhibition that spans the years of collaborative work from 1998 to 2007.

Karen Schifman, writing in January 2014 (Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art eNews) says, “Collaboration and community have played a significant role in feminist art practices since its beginnings. An outstanding example is Group Nine…women artists who literally painted together for more than 20 years…Their postmodern model of art challenges notions of authorship as well as the idea of a single artist working in a private workspace.”

Although each artist continues their individual practice of art which is distinctive, with no commonality to each others’ work, when they come together to collaborate, they do so by abandoning the ego of ownership and control, and begin the egalitarian process of negotiation and consensus as the work starts and evolves.  The social experience of creating together gave then a liberated feeling to go beyond their individual parameters of expression.
Image: Group NineNine Figures in Shifting Positions
mixed media on paper, 9 panels 72 x 36 inches each

Haley-Henman celebrates its tenth anniversary

Haley-Henman Gallery at Gallery 422 is located at 422 Singleton Boulevard in the Trinity Groves neighborhood in Dallas.  Free parking is at Singleton and Beeville.  Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, noon to 5 pm and by appointment. Call or text 214-532-3225 or email john@haleyhenman.com for more information and visit the website for weekly updates at www.haleyhenman.com


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Haley-Henman Gallery 214-532-3225

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Dutch Art Gallery Celebrates 51 Years


Shop Small This Friday and/or Saturday


Serving Mimosas and Treats

Get your Custom Framing Orders in before the Holiday Rush, View Red Dot Mark Downs and Acquire Original works of art.


10233 E Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75238

Gallery Hours Open:
TuesdayFriday 9:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday 9:30am to 5pm
Customer Service: (214) 348-7350

When you support the local economy, you support the local community.





1st Place Winner, Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains By Jerry Malzahn
2nd Place Winner, Barbados Pearl Tutu By Deb Miller
3rd Place Winner, Forest Edge Etude By Scott McManus
People’s Choice Winner, The Tempest Near By Steve Hahn

ART ENTRIES BY: Brigitte K. Able, Tony Arthur, Gwen Bell, Brenda Brannon,Hebe Brooks, Barbara Brush, Rhonda Scoggins Castillo, Ed Crumley, Yesiareg Desta, Laurieann Dygowski, Ramona Freeman, Steve Hahn, Mack Hays, Barbara A. Jones, Sheri Jones, Anabel Leigh, David Leister, Dr. Carvel Lincoln, Elizabeth Mahy, Jerry Malzahn, Ann McCann, Scott McManus, Deb Miller, Sara Miller, Aspen Sky Mosby, Angelica Ramirez, Lisa Adams Reed, Beverly Richmond, Vern Rollin III, Donna Wilson Page, Jacob T. Secrest, Bob Shepherd, Brenda Knight Styron,Ellie Taylor, Keith Williams, Kyle Wood and Kay Wyne

Dutch Art Gallery

10233 E. Northwest Hwy #420 Dallas, TX 75238

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Triplets-Reborn, a second chance reception Oct. 15


Triplets~reborn ​second chance reception will be held on Saturday, October 15th, from 6:00-9:00 pm. Small Gallery is celebrating its 3 year anniversary! Three years ago the Small Gallery opened its doors. The first exhibit was “Triplets”.  This being our 3 year anniversary it is only fitting that the Small Gallery is opening a show called “Triplets~ reborn”.

In addition, we are also hosting a ​trunk show featuring Catherine Cox Designs. Lovely, handcrafted, affordable jewelry made from natural stones. Perfect for the upcoming gift giving season.

Participating artists – Tim Blackburn, Jim Bowman, Maureen Brouillette, Brett Dyer, Enrique Fernandez Cervañtes, Roberta Masciarelli, Nan Martin, Chuck McCarter, Tina Medina, Jeff Parrott, T.Stone, Jonathan Syltie and Roy Vance.

The Small Gallery is located in the west wing of Valley View Mall @ 13331 Preston Rd. (LBJ/Preston) in Dallas.


Submitted by J Forsher. Email: jforsher@hotmail.com

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2016 50th Annual RCAS Regional Juried Art Exhibition Awards & 50th Anniversary


The grand finale of RCAS’s 50th Anniversary year was celebrated at the Artists’ Award Reception on May 15th at the Charles W. Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas. In addition to the winning artists and their friends and families, this gala event was attended by the RCAS President, Officers, Members, and thirteen RCAS Presidents Emeritus along with City Officials, including Mayor Paul Voelker, Assistant City Manager Shanna Sims-Bradish and Richardson Public Library librarian and RCAS liaison Ludmila Pospelova. There were more than 200 guests at this reception which featured a lavish buffet and a wine bar. Throughout the event we were entertained by the Paul Utay & Jazz After All band.

The Awards Ceremony was hosted by the 2014-2016 RCAS President, Pat Fekete; the incoming 2016-2017 President, Jones C. McConnell; the Regional Show Chairman, Linda Clary and the Co-Chairman, Denise Weeren.

Eighty works of art were selected for this show, from two hundred and thirty-three entries, by the show judge, Michael Holter, NWS, SWS, SWA. Nineteen cash prizes and eighteen merchandise prizes were awarded to thirty-seven winning artists. Pat Fekete presented a brief history of the Richardson Civic Art Society and introduced the honored guests. Mayor Paul Voelker delivered a congratulatory speech honoring the winning artists and thanking RCAS for its fifty years of artistic and cultural service to the City of Richardson and surrounding communities. He also thanked RCAS for the Best of Show works of art they have presented to the City every year for the past fifty years. Jones C. McConnell announced the awards while Pat Fekete and Linda Clary presented the winners with their certificates and cash and merchandise prizes.

2016 Regional Show Winners Brochure (Download PDF)
List of Awards (Download PDF)
Best of Show Winner (Download PDF)



The judge, Michael Holter, congratulated the artists and shared his thoughts about the excellent quality and variety of the works of art in the show. He acknowledged that the task of choosing winners from a selection of outstanding works of art was truly difficult. He thanked the Richardson Civic Art Society for inviting him to judge this year’s show and offered his congratulations on 50 years of artistic endeavors. He explained that he approaches judging a show like this by evaluating the artist’s use of the timeless principles of design and craftsmanship and by looking for good composition, color harmony, emotion, appropriate relationship to the subject, strong mastery of the tools and consistency of execution.

After the awards presentation, the evening was concluded with a large, delicious anniversary cake prepared by Divinidee Cakes and enjoyed by all.

A huge debt of gratitude goes out to the following volunteers who helped to make the exhibition and reception a spectacular success: our President, Pat Fekete; Chairpersons Linda Clary and Denise Weeren; graphic designer Beth Eschbach; intake volunteers Michael Archer, Claudia Caudill, Lari Howard, Jones C. McConnell, and John Cheney; and treasurer Carol Powell. Michael Archer and Claudia Caudill also volunteered their photography skills to capture the significant moments of this event. I would also like to thank Susan Powers who is the Art Gallery Coordinator for the Eisemann Center, and David Bower who did such a fantastic job of hanging the show. Many others participated in making this a very special evening. My sincere apologies if I have overlooked any of our members who generously contributed their time and talents in support of the Richardson Civic Art Society’s 50th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Anniversary Celebration.


–from the RCAS Website http://www.richardson-arts.org/

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ICandy Art Show – 4 Year Anniversary of the Basement Gallery

Saturday, March 5th at 7 PM – 11 PM
The Basement Gallery
115 S Beckley Ave, Dallas, Texas 75203


We are excited to bring you a very special art show with an amazing line up to celebrate our 4 year anniversary! The Basement is a Dallas based gallery that supports any aspect of art, and brings you some of the best shows out of Dallas! For this years anniversary show we are hitting you up with a full can show where all art is made on spray cans and we hit your sweet tooth with all kinds of Can’dy! So come out and be apart of one of the most unconventional galleries and be apart of another great year! We wouldn’t have made it this far if we weren’t doing something right!!!




115 S. Beckley Ave. Dallas, TX 75203

SATURDAY, March 5th, 2015






For More Info:
Phone: (214) 735-5331
Email: bydiy@yahoo.com

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Art House Dallas 5th Anniversary: “Imagine Everyone”





Art House Dallas, an arts non-profit serving Dallas and Fort Worth, is celebrating its Five Year Anniversary on October 22, 2015 at Life in Deep Ellum. Doors, drinks and dessert (included) start at 7:00pm, show starts at 8:00pm. The night is called: IMAGINE EVERYONE.

Art House Dallas will be presenting a “songwriters in the round” hosted by Art House America founder, and Grammy-winning Writer/Producer, Charlie Peacock. The night will feature an all-star lineup of incredible songwriters with ties to Art House Dallas including Andrew Ripp, Brooke Waggoner (Nashville Music Awards: Next Big Nashville Emerging Artist) and Matt Wertz (shared stages with Jason Mraz, Gavin Degraw, Matt Nathanson and others).

Additionally, attendees will be treated to a carefully curated pop-up visual art gallery featuring and hosted by local artists from within the Art House Dallas community.

“We’re calling everyone to imagine Dallas as a major cultural capital by being a city that loves not only the arts but also its artists,” says Chairman of the Board, Brad Reeves. Art House Dallas’ mission is to cultivate creativity for the common good and to encourage everyone to lead more imaginative and meaningful lives.

“Art is an integral part of any great city,” says Executive Director, Cary Pierce (also half of Dallas-born acoustic duo, Jackopierce). “And it makes a city ‘good.’ We have amazing facilities in DFW like the Winspear Opera House, Meyerson Symphony Center, The Nasher, The DMA, the list goes on – but very little is being done to cultivate the actual artists (songwriters, writers, visual artists, filmmakers, photographers) that will one-day grace these stages, show their work in these museums and appear on the New York Times bestseller list.”

Beer is provided by Grapevine Craft Brewery

Wine is provided by Weather Pinot Noir and Hanaiali’i Chardonnay

More info and tickets can be found at www.arthousefive.com

About Art House Dallas: Art House Dallas is a non-profit organization serving the artist community in Dallas and surrounding metroplex. Art House Dallas is committed to the cultivation and growth of individuals who aspire to lead creative lives – artists, writers, musicians, photographers, entrepreneurs and visionaries. Over the past five years, AHD has hosted or facilitated over 150 events serving over 10 areas of creativity. Through programs, partnerships and patronage, Art House Dallas is helping artists grow, get educated, get connected, and share their art with the world.

Website: arthousedallas.com

Facebook: facebook.com/arthousedallas

press release: PRESS RELEASE Art House Dallas Turns Five

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Fresh Faces 2×2 at the Small Gallery


The Small Gallery is celebrating its 2 year anniversary! Help us celebrate at an opening reception on Saturday, September 19, from 6:00-9:00 pm.
To add to the celebration we are featuring Fresh Faces 2×2. Come meet and greet some fresh faces to the gallery.
This exhibit will feature artists that have never shown with us before, therefore “Fresh”, they are all on Facebook, therefore “Faces” and all 2D art must be exactly 2’x2’, therefore “2×2”. (Sculptors get a pass on the size restrictions.)

Featuring: Dan Allen, Karin Michele Anderson, Ann Brockette, Steven Benezue, Jon Eberly, Jim Gensheer, Genevieve Glahn, Larry Goode, Joseph Haid, Duke Horn, John P. Irizarry, Zheena Lorilla, Pamela K. Neeley, Scott Shubin, Teta Smith, Cynthia Stone, Kevin Dean Taylor, Silvia Thornton, Silvio trentini, Judith Williams and Dasha Wright.

The Small Gallery is located in Midtown @ Valley View
13331 Preston Rd. | Suite 2242 | Dallas, TX (LBJ & Preston)
(find us in the west wing on the 2nd level at Valley View)

Submitted by J Forsher. Email: slantx@outlook.com

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WAAS Gallery presents “Converge,” as it celebrates four years in Dallas with an inaugural art sale (DALLAS, September 2015; source: CultureHype) – WAAS Gallery is pleased to celebrate their fourth year in Dallas with “Converge,” a meet and greet anniversary event hosted by the gallery. “Converge” marks the beginning of a week-long annual sale, sponsored by HYSTERIA and ORIGIN Magazine, to promote the gallery, with resident artists hand-selecting works of their own to be sold at a limited time price.

The event will kick off on Friday, Sept. 18 from 8 p.m. to midnight with performances by electronic group Uptown Goths at 8 p.m. and hip-hop artist That Kid Cam at 11:30 p.m.

The gallery will also show a special screening of “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” at 9:45 p.m., a documentary about the birth of the women’s liberation movement in the 1960’s by Mary Dore and Nancy Kennedy. The pop-up sale will continue to take place on Saturday, Sept. 19 from noon until 5 p.m. with a performance by female LGBTQ rapper Alsace at 2 p.m. WAAS Gallery is located at 2722 Logan Street, Dallas, Texas 75215.

Owner and art agent Brandy Michele Adams, along with the gallery’s new curator and partner, Emma Saperstein, will open WAAS Gallery’s doors for a special fourth anniversary event to honor the new curator that will also mark the beginning of an inaugural art sale and celebrate a new generation of WAAS. The event will offer Dallas dwellers and art appreciators an opportunity to meet Saperstein, learn about the duo’s big plans for the future of WAAS Gallery moving into 2016, and browse the sale of art from the gallery’s 2011 through 2015 inventory. Working hand-in-hand with the wide array of talented artists WAAS has showcased in the last year, Adams has chosen a select group of works to offer at limited-time prices for local art collectors. The inaugural art sale will feature works from artists across the country, including fine art prints, limited edition photography and posters, sculpture and paintings.

Saperstein, a graduate of Wheaton College and the New York Center for Art and Media Studies, was a natural fit for Adams from the beginning. A social practice artist, Saperstein shares a passion for showcasing social and political issues that the pair believes should be at the forefront of public conversation. Saperstein has worked in curating, small-print publishing and alternative art spaces in Chicago, New Haven and New York. Her work has been exhibited at MANA Contemporary in Chicago and the Rockford Museum of Art in Rockford, Illinois. As the new curator of WAAS, she hopes to take the conversation of the gallery’s art exhibitions to a higher level of discourse, while encouraging the gallery to showcase more female and international artists and expand to new mediums.

“I am deeply passionate about the creative community that is emerging here in Dallas,” said Saperstein. “As the whole city expands rapidly, it is a critical moment for Dallas and the arts, and I can’t wait to help form and contribute to that conversation.”

Major changes are in store for the gallery as it moves into its fifth year of operation. In 2016, the gallery will become hyper-focused on several aspects of its existing programming, while introducing new programming ideas such as artist residencies, fostering artist relationships and building a strong international artist network. The gallery will also begin featuring sculptures and installations. Guests can look forward to intimate on-site events such as film screenings, performance art and panel discussions. Thematically, guests will notice many pieces incorporating the contemporary movement, gender equality and a modern mindset focused on equally highlighting female artwork alongside male artwork. With a vast majority of today’s gallery representation veering towards male artists, Saperstein and Adams hope to offer much-needed support for local female artists in the metroplex and beyond.

“WAAS Gallery’s future is bright,” said Founder and Art Dealer Brandy Adams. “I am so excited to be celebrating feminism and re-branding with Emma Saperstein. Emma and I will make a wonderful team as we blend our visions, ideas and educations here in the Dallas Fine Arts community.”

While WAAS will place a large emphasis on supporting art from female artists in 2016, they also have plans on exhibiting work from male artists who share the same thoughts on gender equality. To round out this year, the gallery will showcase the artwork of two talented local painters, Caroline Oliver and Matthew Brinston.

Oliver’s exhibition, titled “Acid Rain,” will be on view from Saturday, Oct. 3 until Friday, Oct. 30. The gallery will host an artist reception on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 6 until 9 p.m. “I Wish I Were Me,” Brinston’s new body of work, will be on view from Thursday, Nov. 12 through Thursday, Dec. 31 with an artist reception on Thursday, Nov. 12 from 6 until 9 p.m.

“It’s great to see a movement beginning to stir in Dallas’ growing art scene,” said Brinston. “WAAS is setting itself apart by focusing on how equality in the arts can propel the creative community, along with the city of Dallas in general, forward.”

About WAAS Gallery – Dallas
Since its inception in 2011, WAAS Gallery has proudly served as a local incubator for the community by embracing emerging and established artists on both local and international levels. Known for our commitment to an artist/buyer friendly platform dedicated to showcasing exciting, relevant, and innovative work from significant artists, we focus on creating a hybrid exhibition environment that not only serves as a traditional gallery, but also invokes the feel of museum quality installations. The first gallery to introduce popular artists such as Jonathan Ramirez and Drew Merritt, along with established art icons including famed designer Milton Glaser and renowned muralist HENSE, WAAS Gallery is a gladiator for the promotion of progressive evolution for the city of Dallas. As the saying at WAAS Gallery goes, “Art Saves Lives.”

About WAAS Gallery – Los Angeles
After meeting NRG Recording owner Jay Baumgardner (Bush, Papa Roach, Drowning Pool, Evanescence) in 2013, WAAS Gallery Founder and Art Dealer Brandy Michele Adams was asked to curate and elevate the world class recording and production facility in Los Angeles. For over two years, Adams has exhibited many celebrity artists from the California area, along with emerging artists from Texas, in the space. Through WAAS
Gallery’s partnership with NRG Recording, numerous exhibitions have been curated and produced by Adams, hyper-focused on integrating critical thinking into the dialogue of the space. For more information on NRG Recording, please visit http://www.waasgallery.com/waas-la/

WAAS Gallery
2722 Logan Street
Dallas, Texas 75215
Sunday through Friday by appointment only, please call Brandy Michelle Adams at (626) 731-5683
Saturday from 12-5 p.m.
For more information, please visit www.waasgallery.com. FB: https://www.facebook.com/waasgallery?fref=ts

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Artists’ Showplace Gallery FALL EXTRAVAGANZA Sept. 19



Saturday, September 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Artists’ Showplace at the SW Corner of Coit and Arapaho in the Shops of Spanish Village

Join us in celebrating over a decade of sharing art with North Dallas

Presenting 30+ new artists and 500+ new works of art

Watch Artists Create

Cecy Turner, Christy Kidwell, Jane Kahler, Judy Campbell, Sara Joseph, Bob Voges and San Cheang

Jewelry Trunk Show

Ann Meyer and Kellie Rode

Creating One-of-a-Kind Wearables

Hand-Painted Silk Scarves by Dawn Freeland




Artists’ Showplace Gallery, located at 15615 Coit Rd, Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75248, exhibits a wide variety of traditional and contemporary art in an airy, spacious venue.

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60th Irving Art Association Members Show – Reception May 26


The Irving Art Association’s  60th Annual Members Juried Exhibit will open on May 24th in both both the East and West Galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts.  The show will run through June 25th and a Winners Exhibit will continue on to the Irving Arts Center in July and August.

The public is invited to the Reception & Awards Ceremony held on May 26 at 7 pm. Directions. Public gallery hours are Sun., Mon., & Wed. 1-4pm; Tues. & Thurs. – 10:30am-3:30pm

26 IAA artists are participating and 70 pieces have been accepted into the show. Juror will be Paula Nemec.

For the Preview Gallery, click here.



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A Creative Art Studio: First Friday Dec. 5 & Festivus Dec. 6


A Creative Art Studio

227 W. Oak Street, Suite 101


First Friday Denton at A Creative Art STUDIO!  Join us for music and art!  Dec 5, 7 – 10 pm Musician, Mark Anthony and Katrina Mcpherson will perform. Featured artist of the month is digital artist, Marie C. Jones.

Happy Birthday to A Creative Art STUDIO. We turn five years old and we are celebrating on Saturday, December 6th with our 3rd Annual Festivus! Music, Art, Artists and fun!  Open at 10 am for shopping and Mimosas. Drawings for gifts will begin at noon.  Wassail will be served at 2:00. For fun schedule of events, please click here.







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Sparks Studio Open House Birthday Party‏ Nov. 8


Hello fellow artists and friends!
I hope you will join us in celebrating the fabulous first year of art, friends and fun at Sparks Studio! Please RSVP as soon as possible.  I’ve provided a button at the bottom of this email so you can sign up right now! We want to ensure we have sufficient supplies and food for everyone!

Saturday – 1:00 – 3:00
OPEN HOUSE Birthday Party – Holiday Make & Take EXTRAVAGANZA
Suzanne McNeill, Paula Pillow, Cindy Shepard, 
Rona Davis, Patty Cross, Ann Webb
A kit that includes all supplies and classes is $10
FREE food, drinks, inspiration, friendship
Sparks Studio has been open for over a year. We invite you to celebrate this special anniversary with us. We’ll have plenty of yummy food and special tables with ‘holiday’ oriented projects for gift ideas, gift wrapping decor, and tree ornament ideas. Try your hand at encaustic, Gelli printed cards, Zentangle ornaments, and polymer clay faces.
Call 817-266-3085 with questions or sign up online.
Sign Up Now!
Hope to see you soon!
  Suzanne McNeill


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Valley House Gallery: 60th Anniversary Reception Oct. 4

Join us this Saturday, October 4, 6:00-8:30 pm, for the second part of our 60th Anniversary celebration, an exhibition honoring our contemporary artists. Raise a glass and visit with artists who have traveled near and far to celebrate this milestone! And, let us express our gratitude to you for your patronage and friendship. We look forward to welcoming you!

Cheryl Vogel and Kevin Vogel
Laura Green
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
6616 Spring Valley Road (between Preston and Hillcrest), Dallas, Texas 75254

Hours: 10 to 5, Monday through Saturday

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