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James Spurlock demo at LGAA Feb. 12

Lake Granbury Art Association Meeting
Monday, February 12th | 7pm
One of our most popular demonstrators will be featured at the February meeting. Local artist James Spurlock tends to draw a large crowd. The high-level of detail he is able to capture in his fast-paced demos boggles the mind. This demo is not to be missed.
You do not need to be a member to attend the meeting. Here is a photo of James with a piece he painted for us in a previous year.
For more about James, see his website http://jamesrspurlock.com/
Shanley House Gallery | 224 N. Travis St | Granbury, TX 76048

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Ted Houston November 21st Workshop & Demo

The Farmers Branch Carrollton Art Association (FBCAA) is hosting a demo and workshop with Ted Houston on November 21st in the craft room of the Farmers Branch Senior Center, 14055 Dennis Lane, Farmers Branch. 

We start our meeting at 9:00 AM, and the demo will be at 10:30 AM.  The workshop will be in the afternoon, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, and costs $10.  


Ted works in oils, watercolors, drawing and printmaking.  His work is an expressive use of line, form and color that covers a range of subjects.  Ted has trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art, and has taught classes at Ole Podrida.  Most recently he has been working in painting and printmaking at Brookhaven Community College.For more about Ted, see his website: https://www.zhibit.org/tedhoustonart

No registration necessary.  Guests are always welcome.

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Frisco Fine Art Grand Opening begins Friday, Oct. 6

Frisco Fine Art comes to Main Street with one of the most spectacular grand openings Frisco has ever seen: Eight solid days of events to celebrate bringing outstanding local, regional, national and international artists to downtown Frisco. The celebration of our world-class, homegrown art gallery begins with tours and a meet and greet on Friday, October 6, starting at 10:00 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. In the evening, enjoy sips and bites by chef Jason Martin from 360 Restaurant at Gentle Creek Country Club and meet inspirational painter Charlotte Van Ross and Christian art phenom LaMar Yosef.

Then come back on Saturday for a book signing by Jen Welter, the first woman to coach in the NFL, and to watch a live painting demonstration by local artist Courtney Peace, presented by Cornbread Hustle. For more information, call the gallery at 214-872-1917 or visit www.friscofineart.com.


Frisco Fine Art

7227 Main Street

Frisco, Texas 75034




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JD Miller LIVE Painting for Work of HeART July 27

JD Miller LIVE Painting
this Thursday, July 27th
at Samuel Lynne Galleries

Benefiting Texas Lawyers for Children

Samuel Lynne Galleries

1105 Dragon St. | Dallas, TX 75207 | www.SamuelLynne.com

| 214.965.9027

This fantastic evening will feature a live painting performance
by internationally acclaimed artist JD Miller.

Painting will be available to purchase through a live auction at the end of the night, in which all proceeds will go to charity.

Exclusive fashion designs for men and women.

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks.


Advance Tickets – PURCHASED BEFORE JULY 26: $25
(each advance ticket includes 2 drink tickets)

Regular Tickets – PURCHASED ON/AFTER JULY 26: $35
(each regular ticket includes 2 drink tickets)





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Work of HeART at Samuel Lynne Galleries, Benefitting Texas Lawyers for Children July 27

Join us for a night of art, beauty, and fashion – benefitting Texas Lawyers for Children – on July 27th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at Samuel Lynne Galleries.

Elle Marie Beauty and Skin Snob are partnering together to present Work of HeART. The evening will include exclusive designers launching their latest creations, celebrity models, silent and live auctions, and a luxurious night with designers, fashion and beauty vendors. Also, JD Miller, internationally acclaimed artist and co-owner of Samuel Lynne Galleries, will be creating a live painting.

Hors D’oeuvres and drinks will be served, and valet parking will be available.

Samuel Lynne Galleries   http://www.samuellynne.com/
1105 Dragon St.
Dallas, TX 75207

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Sharon Serrago: Going from Realism to Abstraction; IAA Meeting May 23

Purple Valley

Guest artist at the Tuesday, May 23rd meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Sharon Serrago. Her presentation will be on going from Realism to Abstraction, a subject many artists find fascinating. In the demo she will begin with a realistic drawing of the subject and an abstract drawing, then show step by step how to move a realistic picture into an abstraction of that subject.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  Directions. Guests are welcome.

About the Artist: 

Sharon Serrago is a local area artist, teaching weekly watercolor and acrylic classes at her studio in Richardson, TX, a suburb of Dallas). As her teaching strength lies in design and color theory, her classes always focus on strong fundamentals. Sharon’s ability to quickly spot problem areas in paintings and her adeptness at offering solutions has caught the eye of many art clubs and organizations who have subsequently invited her to present demonstrations, offer critiques of members’ works, and judge competitions.

An entrepreneur with her hand in several businesses, Sharon’s first love is her art. While she frequently paints realistically, she is most at home when painting abstracts. Her styles are as diverse as her talents, all of which goes into making her one of Dallas’ interesting artists.


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Janice Hamilton demo May 16 in Richardson


Meetings of the Richardson Civic Art Society are held on the third Tuesday of the month – from September to May – in the Richardson Public Library basement meeting room.

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 and the May Demonstrator will be Janice Hamilton, demonstrating oil/pastel. The meeting starts at 6:30.

Janice Hamilton has studied with many nationally know artist. She enjoys both oils and pastels. She has a degree in education and has taught in the public schools, in the continuing education programs at both Richland and Brookhaven Colleges, private classes and is presently teaching art classed for the Texas Instruments Art club and the Highland Park United Methodist Church.

Janice has been featured in one-women shows at the Goodrich Gallery and Grand Kempinsky in Dallas, the Jaycee Center for the Arts, Irving, Texas, Scott and White’s Smith Art Gallery, Temple, Texas,  Plano Municipal Building, the Plano Center  and the Courtyard Theater, Plano, Texas, Patty Granville Center for the Performing Arts, Garland, Texas, Vive Les Arts Theater, Killen, Texas,  Mesquite Performing Arts Center, Mesquite, Texas, the Framemaker Gallery, Austin, Texas and the Wolf Creek Heritage Museum, Lipscomb, Texas.

Her work has been included in the artists of Texas, Volume 1V, Fine Arts Catalog and she was featured as one of the “Master Pastel Artists of the World” in the 2003 June-July issue of the International Artists Magazine.  In 1994 one of her paintings was included in the Dallas Museum for the Art’s Beaus Art’s Auction.

For more information about Janice and her work, visit:


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ECAA Meeting April 3: demo artist Linda Schindler



113 W. FRANKLIN Waxahachie, TX 75165


  • 6:30 to 6:45 pmPreview of YOUTH ART SHOW in the gallery
  • NOTE: No Mini Show (space needed for Youth Art)
  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm – Announcements
  • 7:00 pm – Demonstration program

www.elliscountyart.net    ecaa@elliscountyart.net



Linda Schindler is a native Texas and has resided in Waxahachie for over 30 years. Linda showed an interest in art at a very young age and started painting more seriously after raising her children. Her country surroundings are her inspiration and she tries to convey this to the viewer in everything she paints. She is best known for her chicken paintings. Linda teaches art lessons at the Waxahachie Hobby Lobby. Linda has studied with several notable artists and has won many prestigious art awards including Northlight Art Magazine’s cover contest, numerous Best of Show awards including the State Fair of Texas and Richardson Civic Art Society Purchase Award.

Linda is a member of ECAA and we are excited that she will share her talent with us.







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Steve Miller demo on Oil Landscapes: IAA March 28th Meeting


Guest artist at the Tuesday, March 28th meeting of the Irving Art Association will beSteve Miller. He will be demonstrating his style of oil landscapes.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75062.  Directions. Guests are welcome.

Steve Miller

Steve was born in Arlington, Texas in the late 50’s. Although he grew up in several locations across the South, he now lives in Grand Prairie, Texas with his bride of 39 years, Donna.

Steve has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic artist, creating art, illustration and graphics for several publications.

He has also worked in computer animation and digital photography and digital illustration. In contrast to the computer related visuals, he works in oils and pastels, and has won several awards in local art competitions. Steve has no formal education in art, but says: “I have learned, and am learning, from artist friends and instructors who have traveled the road before me, people who are willing to share their knowledge of color, light and other art related concepts they have learned on their ‘journey’”.

Steve says “My foundational goal as an artist is to render the beauty of the incredible creation around us, a world that was created by an awesome God.”



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Dina Gregory demo for ECAA March 6



Ellis County Art Association (ECAA) NEXT MEETING

MARCH 6, 2017

113 W. FRANKLIN Waxahachie, TX 75165


  • 6:30 to 6:45 pm – “Get Acquainted” with the gallery & classroom & MINI SHOW!
  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm – Announcements
  • 7:00 pm – Demonstration program








DINA GREGORY three-nannies

Dina is a native Texan, who loves being out in nature. After working in different mediums, she discovered her favorite is pastels. Pastels work really well in plein air paintings. She is working as a Texas plein air pastel artist. Nature is in constant change. Dina enjoys capturing this fleeting moment and the connection it poses between God, man and nature. Her favorite painting locations are Big Bend, Palo Duro Canyon, the Hill Country and her own Bosque county acreage.

Dina has a BFA in art from the University of North Texas. She has studied with Ethel Spears, Ramon Kelley and Lorenzo Chavez. Nicolai Fechin, Maynard Dixon and Mary Cassatt are some of her favorite artists. She draws inspiration from Albert Handell, Kim Lordier and Lorenzo Chavez.

Dina is well known to ECAA as well as throughout Texas. A frequent visitor of Waxahachie, she has conducted pastel workshops for our group and we’re delighted to welcome her back!

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JD Miller: Valentine’s Day LIVE Painting


Join internationally acclaimed contemporary artist JD Miller on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 5 – 8 pm for his annual Valentine’s Day LIVE painting performance. Miller will begin the performance at 6:30 pm. This year’s event will once again be in our main gallery to incorporate a larger audience. Please note that children are welcome, and we will have a special seating area for them at the front of the stage. Viewers will have the unique opportunity to witness Miller’s artistic vision at work as he utilizes color, texture, and shape to create a visual masterpiece before their eyes. FREE

Samuel Lynne Galleries  http://samuellynne.com
1105 Dragon St, Dallas, Texas 75207

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Bob Obrian: Caricature Demo Jan. 24 in Irving


Guest artist at the Tuesday, January 24th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Bob Obrian. He will be demonstrating his unique methods of drawing caricatures. And will be asking for volunteers from the audience!

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  Directions.

About the artist: Bob Obrian

It was during his college summer job that Bob O’brian embarked on his profession of drawing people live. Working on the boardwalk in Ocean city md for 3 summers starting back in 1971. After a stint working on Jackson Square in New Orleans  where Bob left in 1974 and  eventually landed in Houston Texas . He started up working drawing live caricatures at the Houston Livestock and rodeo and from there to establishing a business at one of Houston malls for the next 10 years. Bob has since moved to Dallas where he freelances doing his caricature work at private parties, weddings, trade shows, mitzvahs etc.

Also about a year or two ago Bob  began  drawing his caricatures electronically  on digital tablets.

He set up during the summer weekends at the Gaylord Texan to retail his caricatures and get some experience w this new computer age approach to art. And hopefully I can draw some of you at the demo and demonstrate how this new art is changing my approach to drawing faces.

Bob Obrian

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FBCAA: Alcohol Inks Demo/Workshop with Marinette Jagger Jan. 17

FBCAA New Logo

Free Demo: 10:30 – 12:00
$10.00 Workshop 1:00 – 3:00
Farmers Branch Senior Center
14055 Dennis Ln, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234

FBCAA is a non-profit group of artists founded in 1972. They hold exhibits usually at the FB library. Membership is $30. Meeting – demo -workshop is held every 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Craft Room of the Farmers Branch Senior Center, 1401 Dennis Lane, FB.

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Farmers-Branch-Carrollton-Art-Association-149816435455992/

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Court Bailey demo Jan. 11 for TAG in the Morning


In November Trinity Arts Guild merged of Mid Cities Fine Artists and will now sponsor two demonstrations per month for their members.  Their normal evening meeting on the first Monday and the morning meeting on the second Wednesday of the month.  Meetings are open to former mid-cities members, tag members and visitors. 

For more information go to our updated website at www.trinityartsguild.net

Trinity Arts Guild Gallery/Studio located at: 2819 R. D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford, TX  76021 in Boys Ranch Park

January 11, 2017 – TAG in the Morning
Court Bailey 10 am.

About Court Bailey

I have been in and out of the amateur art scene my whole life till I finally decided to became an Instructor in oils with Alexander Art, and Frank Clarke in watercolors.  I had been an instructor in the USAF and the FAA so it was a pretty easy transition. My problem, frequently, was that I would become discouraged and give up, then I came across a quote by Connor Cochran: “”…trying to do something is what creates the ability to do it… so it is the willingness to surrender to the struggle, not talent, that defines an artist”.  I have it in a prominent place in my studio and refer to it often.

I have always enjoyed trying new mediums and techniques and during  the holidays two years ago, I discovered Igor Kazarin, who’s work absolutely blew me away!  “Dry Brush” oil portraits were different, challenging and no one knew anything about the process … wow, I had to do this!  I found the process challenging but intriguing enough to persist (“surrender to the struggle”), and boy, does it teach you about values.  Dry Brushing is easily correctable with an ordinary eraser and when finished brings a softness that many mistake for charcoal or pastel.  By the way, this process is very popular in Europe with street artists but is hardly known in the U.S., hopefully, we can help change that, what a blast!.

Pam, said make it short, so if you want to see more of my artistic history, awards. blah, blah, blah, go to my web site: courtbaileyfineart.com.  I have one folder committed to Dry Brush Portraits.  See you Dec 14th.



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Roberta Mallard–Painting at Your Private Collection Art Gallery Nov. 19

Roberta Mallard–Painting at Your Private Collection Art Gallery
Saturday, November 19, 2-6 pm

Roberta Mallard, Impressionist, offers her interpretation of natural beauty, history and the human condition in her landscapes, figuratives, animals and portraits.  Working in oil and acrylic, Roberta uses high color to communicate her perceptions and feelings as closely as possible to the viewer.  Her years as a professional photographer and her darkroom work increased her abilities in contrast, composition and color, leading to her transition to painting in 2006.

“My work is about the beauty of our country. The scenery of the United States, the desert, its plants and animals as well as early Native American dwellings, express my love of intense color, life and history.”

Awards and distinctions include Honorable Mention in the International Kodak Awards and the portrait of Jay Burkett installed in the Old Post Office Museum, Graham, TX. In addition to previous awards and shows, in 2016, her work was accepted to Old Post Office Museum and Art Center Annual Fine Art Juried Competition. Recent publications include “Art of Texas,” Southwest Art, March 2016,  “Women in Art,” Southwest Art, August 2016 and “Ones to Collect,” Southwest Art, October 2016.

Roberta Mallard Art


Your Private Collection Art Gallery

106 N. Houston

Granbury, TX 76048




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November 15 RCAS meeting; demonstrating artist: Beverly Boren


The Richardson Civic Art Society will be holding its’ November meeting Tuesday, November 15, 2016. November’s artist will be Bev Boren, demonstrating Watercolor or Oil. Meeting starts at 6:30.

Beverly Boren is a professional artist with a studio located in Trophy Club, Texas where she actively pursues her profession. She enjoys painting a variety of subject matter including florals, landscapes, figurative and portraits. She is also passionate about photography.


Beverly is represented in the Frame Up Gallery in Mt. Vernon, Texas and The Last Gallery in McKinney, Texas. She is a member of the following art associations: Signature Member of the Outdoor Painters Society, Signature Member of Southwest Watercolor Society, Pastel Society of the Southwest and Oil Painters of America.

She has participated in selected exhibitions where she has won numerous awards including:

Pastel Society of the Southwest Dallas 1999, Still Life Award, Dallas 2001, Merit Award, Pastel Society of the West Coast, San Diego, California, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, 1999, Award of Excellence, “Art Splash” Graham, Texas, Still Life Award 2006, Selected in National Top 100 “Arts for the Parks” Miniature Division, 2004.


RCAS meets in the Richardson Public Library basement on third Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm. Visitors may attend meetings at no charge. Anyone is welcome to sign up for membership. Visit www.richardson-arts.org

for more information on the RCAS. RCAS is supported in part by the City ofRichardson through the Arts Commission.

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Randy Meador Demo Artist for ECAA Nov. 7




NEXT MEETING November 7, 2016

At the new facility at


Waxahachie, TX 75165


  • 6:30 to 6:45 pm – “Get Acquainted” with the gallery & classroom & MINI SHOW!
  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm – Announcements
  • 7:00 pm – Demonstration program



We’re excited and honored to have Texas western artist Randy Meador as our demonstration guest for November.

Randy Meador says he owes his art career to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. “While reading a Churchill biography in 1991, I stopped and meditated on his words, ‘When I paint, nothing else exists.’ I wanted desperately to go there⦠regularly.” The former marketer and speaker began painting that day.


Meador graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1985 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, but initially chose a different career course in a variety of businesses.

“I pestered Buck Taylor (watercolor artist) at a Fort Worth Stock Show in 1992 and asked him who were the best watercolor artists, then proceeded to study all the works of Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Paul Cezanne, and others. They were my early teachers. I figured, ‘why not learn from some of the greats?’ Afterward, I just taught myself by making notes of everything that did and did not work. In the beginning, I think I owned every watercolor technique book ever written, and later it was humbling to find myself competing with many of those authors in juried exhibitions.”

When asked about inspiration for his subjects and technique, he draws what appears to be a sincere blank. “I’m really not sure I know what that means. I simply look for something that interests me and try really hard to render not what I see, but what I wished I could seeâ¦what I want it to look like⦠hopefully without screwing it up.”

Randy is not only a superb watercolor artist and teacher…he’s an absolute joy to watch! Please Join us as we welcome Randy to ART on the Square!



P.O. Box 2064 – Waxahachie, TX 75168

972-937-3414 ecaa@elliscountyart.net


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Colby Parsons: New Technology and Clay Sculpture


Guest artist at the Tuesday, October 25th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Colby Parsons, MFA,  Associate Professor in Visual Art at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, where he teaches Ceramics and Emergent Media.

He will give a presentation about his work, which involves projecting imagery onto clay sculptures, and showing how he aligns video exactly with one of his artworks. The process involves very specific alignment so that the video exactly fits the form, making it almost appear as if the light is emanating from the clay.  His research also involves using digital fabrication tools to create forms. That includes scanning real objects digitally and then creating press molds of them with a milling machine. The work that comes out of those molds is then worked by hand to add detail. He is now also in the process of creating forms using a 3D printer that builds up layers using clay. Working with these processes has also led him to ways of generating forms using software, which has turned out to be quite a bit more complicated and time-consuming in some ways, but it is allowing for forms that would be almost impossible otherwise.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Directions. Artists, don’t forget to bring your entry for the Artist of the Month competition and donations for the Silent Auction by 6:45. Guests are welcome.


About the Artist:

Colby’s work has been shown in a variety of places including the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in California, The International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark, the University of Pennsylvania Art Museum, and in Dallas at the Craighead Green Gallery, the Pawn Gallery, and 500X.  He also created a site-specific installation for the 2010 Taiwanese Ceramic Biennial at the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum.

To find out more about Colby Parsons, see:


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JD Miller’s Annual Valentine’s Eve LIVE Painting


Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to announce internationally renowned contemporary artist JD Miller’s annual Valentine’s Eve LIVE painting on February 13, 2016 from 5 – 8 pm.

This year’s event will be even bigger than previous years as we move the engaging, one of a kind performance into our main gallery to incorporate a larger audience. Please also note that children are welcome, and we will have a special seating area for them at the front of the stage. Viewers will have the unique opportunity to witness Miller’s artistic vision at work as he utilizes color, texture, and shape to create a visual masterpiece before their eyes. An avid believer in the law of attraction, Miller is the founder of the Reflectionist school of art. His work can be found in many prestigious personal collections, museums, galleries, and public places around the world. Miller’s artistic innovations have earned him accolades from many publications and media outlets, both in the United States and internationally.


Samuel Lynne Galleries

1105 Dragon Street | Dallas, TX 75207


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