Tag Archive: art exhibit

Exhibit and Reception Sept. 22: Storms of Life | Chrissy Fitch

Storms of Life, mixed media works by Chrissy Fitch are currently on view at Elm Street Studio in Keller. Fitch’s work investigates the vastness of the natural world: nature, from its majestic beauty to violent storms, as it relates to personal life storms such as illness, relationships and loss. In her work, she communicates how the immensity of nature allows us to look beyond the pain and drudgery of our own lives, and points us to something greater than ourselves. Using gathered materials, encaustic, and assemblage techniques; Fitch imbues the chaos of storms in both nature and life. Through her work you will see the renewing quality of nature and conquering power of beauty.

A portion of art sale proceeds from this show will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This exhibit runs through October 27th with a reception open to the public on Friday, September 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00pm. For more information, please visit www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com/Gallery or call Shelly Hye at 214-478-8372.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/exhibit-and-reception-storms-of-life-chrissy-fitch/

Grapefest Sept. 14 – 17 and Grapevine Art Project Exhibit

September 14, 15, 16 and 17, 2017

The 31st Annual GrapeFest – A Texas Wine Experience, presented by Bank of the West, is the largest wine festival in the Southwest United States.  https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapefest/

 

Thursday, September 14: 10 am – 10:30 pm Free Admission All Day
Friday, September 15: 10 am – 5 pm Free Admission until 5 pm
Friday, September 15: 5 pm – 11:30 pm Paid Admission
Saturday, September 16: 10 am – 11:30 pm Paid Admission
Sunday, September 17: 11 am – 6 pm Paid Admission

Artisans and Marketplacehttps://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapefest/vendors/artisans/
Glassware
Paintings / Art / Photography
Jewelry
Metal crafts

In conjunction with GrapeFest, the Grapevine Art Project (GAP) will again be exhibiting their art in the Foust Event Center on Main Street.  This historic location allows for a spacious, air-conditioned venue for these local artists.  The juried selection of artists resulted in the best local artists on display, with different mediums of painting, sculpture, photography, pottery, and jewelry. Show hours are 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Sundayhttp://grapevineartproject.com/

 

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/grapefest-sept-14-17-and-grapevine-art-project-exhibit/

Closing Reception for Lara Lenhoff May 31- Life Walk Fundraiser

dyslexic stoplight

In South Africa, 18.5% of the adult population has HIV or AIDS. In 2016, an art group I was part of raised a substantial amount for Life Walk to help the community in Dallas afflicted with this virus.

On May 31 at 6 PM-9PM, the closing reception for this Solo Show will be taking place at Artspace at Metropolitan Press. Live music by Lizbet Kloot Palmer of the Last City starts at 7. If you claim to be a supporter of the arts in this city, don’t miss the 25 paintings created. 20% of proceeds are going to Life Walk.

http://metpressinc.com/artspace/

1250 Majesty Drive,

Dallas TX 75247

 

 

 

 

guitar

ArtSpace_LLenhoff-0517_coming-soon

 

 

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/closing-reception-for-lara-lenhoff-may-31-life-walk-fundraiser/

Call for Artists – Dallas Contemporary Art Exhibit April 20

Dallas 4-20 digital flyer

Call for artists for upcoming Contemporary Art Exhibit. Please visit www.conceptionarts.com, select Submit your Work and fill out Artist Registration to apply online.

Accepting submissions for painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, pottery and wearable art. One artist will be presented with Conception’s Award for Excellence.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/opportunities-for-artists/call-for-artists-dallas-contemporary-art-exhibit-april-20/

Diane Rappisi pastel demo/mini-workshop at PSSW Meeting April 1st

rappisiportrait

Portrait Artist, Diane Rappisi will give a demo at 10am and a mini workshop from 1pm-4pm on Saturday, April 1st.

The demo is free to all. The workshop is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Diane is a contemporary realist painter whose work fuses the light and chroma of the Cape Cod colorists with the form and structure of the traditional Italian and French academies. She was featured in the  Dec.2014 issue of Pastel Journal and this summer will have her work included in “Pure Color 2.” For more information about Diane, please see her web site at www.rappisiart.com.

For more about the Pastel Society of the Southwest see http://pssw.info

All meetings are held at the Stacy Furniture Community Room, 1900 S. Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76021. Click here for map and directions

psswlogo

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/meetings-demonstrations/diane-rappisi-pastel-demomini-workshop-at-pssw-meeting-april-1st/

Art Exhibit and Reception: Capturing the Dream | Irma Ward

finley_irma-ward

Capturing the Dream | Irma Ward

Reception:
Friday, January 27
6:00 to 8:00 pm

Ward begins with a sketch that can be contrived as a recognizable scene or accessible shapes, then transforms the surface, layer after layer, until the painting is complete. Ward shares a favorite quote from Marc Chagall speaking about the meaning of ‘abstract,’ “…something which comes to life spontaneously through a gamut of contracts….and pervades both the picture and the eye of the spectator with conceptions of new and unfamiliar elements.” With Wards paintings, too the final image may have no visible connection with the initial sketch, but will inspire the viewer to find “new and unfamiliar elements.

“Capturing the Dream, paintings by Irma Ward” will be on view from January 3 to February 27 at Elm Street Studio in Keller, Texas. Please join us for a complimentary reception and meet the artist on Friday, January 27th from 6 to 8pm. To see more of Wards’ work and for details, please visit www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com.

IrmaWard.capture2jpg

In addition to her abstract pieces, Ward is sharing with us a portion of a wonderful series she has created called “Diary of Susie Swimmer.” Ward explored a 30 day challenge to create a new painting every day for a month. For continuity, Ward designed still life paintings and included the same ceramic figurine – Susie Swimmer in each of the 30 paintings. Stop by to see some of these whimsical painting, and read the story associated with each.

A portion of all art sale proceeds will benefit the Disabled American Veterans.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 1 to 5pm and by appointment

IrmaWardswimmer

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/art-exhibit-and-reception-capturing-the-dream-irma-ward/

VAGF Call for entries – Fresh Start 2017

logo

This is a call for all artists to submit their artworks for our upcoming show titled Fresh Start for the year 2017 to be held from February 19th through March 26th.

Entries will be accepted in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Photography Mixed Media, and Sculpture. Subject matter is open. All works should be artists original creation. If interested, send completed submission form with up to 3 images of your artworks as JPEG to exhibits@vagf.org for consideration by Sunday, February 5th. Include dimensions, medium, title and sale price for each submitted work. Please make sure that submitted artworks haven’t previously been exhibited in a VAGF Show.

Please see our website vagf.org for more details and for downloading a submission form. Show is free for VAGF members. Join VAGF now for only $35 to receive members benefits throughout 2017! https://vagf.org/membership/

If you have any questions feel free to drop an email at exhibits@vagf.org . We’ll try and get back to you at the earliest possible time.

Timeline for the show

  • Submission: Sunday, February 5
  • Acceptance: Sunday, February 12
  • Take-in : Sunday, February 19, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM
  • Opening Reception : Sunday, February 26, 6:00-8:00PM
  • Take-down : Sunday, March 26, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/competitions-calls-for-entries/vagf-call-for-entries-fresh-start-2017/

Art Exhibit: Seasonal Color – Kim Collins | Marie Maines | Ray Maines

hico-ranch

Kim Collins | Marie Maines | Ray Maines

This exhibition features small works by Kim Collins – Acrylic paintings, Marie Maines – Pastel drawings, and Ray Maines – Photography. From loosely rendered, but recognizable pastel landscapes, to abstract interpretations of nature, these artists explore aspects of the outdoors with lush color and expressive mark-making. There is something for any aesthetic preference, and is an excellent opportunity to select a gift for those on your list with discriminating taste.

elmstreetstudiologo

This exhibition will be on display through the end of December. We invite you to join us for a complimentary reception on Friday, December 9th from 6 to 8pm. To see some of the images, please visit the website – www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com.

ghost-ranch-cg

tree

fullsizerender-1

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/art-exhibit-seasonal-color-kim-collins-marie-maines-ray-maines/

VAGF Fall Show: Crème de la Crème & fundraiser

post-card-oct-2016-show

Fall show titled Crème de la Crème will be held from October 2, 2016, through October 30, 2016.

Visit https://vagf.org/events/ for  details.

Timeline for the show
Submission: Sunday, September 25, 2016  DEADLINE
Acceptance: Friday, September 30, 2016
Take-in : Sunday, October 2, 2016, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Artists Reception : Sunday, October 16,2016, 6:30-8:30PM
Take-down : Sunday, October 30, 2016, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Join the VAGF now https://vagf.org/membership/


johnegelandforsaken-e1476989633468

GREAT CAUSE AND WONDERFUL ARTIST

John Egeland

Medium: Acrylic on canvas                                Size: 16″ x 20″

Price: $2,000

The Guild is proud to assist John Egeland, one of its members, in a project we all feel is very worthy. John is a strong advocate of the homeless population in the Dallas area and donates much of his time to the cause. In addition, as part of our fall show Creme de la Creme, John is donating all profits from the sale of his beautiful painting, “Forsaken”, to the Dallas Life Foundation.

The story of Dallas LIFE starts with a man named Reverend Robert J. Key, one of the founders of the Union Gospel Mission in 1949. With Dallas’ homeless population growing in the post war years, Reverend Key left UGM to begin establishing the Dallas Rescue Mission. It was this endeavor that would become Dallas LIFE, now the largest homeless shelter in North Texas.
Dallas Rescue Mission opened its doors in 1954 in a small storefront location on Commerce Street. There, Rev. Key would minister to the men who came to him nightly for shelter and a hot meal. Rev. Key and his volunteers kept the shelter open every night for the next 25 years.

Please keep in mind that 3.5 million people in the US will be homeless this year. One third of those will suffer from chronic mental illness and 1.4 million will be children. These are staggering numbers that we should all want to see decrease rapidly. They need our help and we should all do our part to end the struggle for at least some of these.

Will you please help John, and more importantly the homeless community, by purchasing this beautiful work of art.

You can go visit our Creme de la Creme show and see this wonderful piece of art at the Frisco Discovery Center during normal business hours.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/vagf-fall-show-call-creme-de-la-creme/

Pastel Society of the Southwest 35th National Juried Exhibition in October

psswlogo

Pastel Society of the  Southwest’s 35th National Juried Exhibition. October 1-30 at the Tower Gallery, 636 South Main in  Grapevine Texas.

Presentation of Awards and pastel demo by juror and judge Alain Picard starting 2pm on October 2 at the gallery.

For more about PSSW see the website: http://www.pssw.info/home/shows-exhibits/

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/pastel-society-of-the-southwest-35th-national-juried-exhibition-in-october/

CONFLUENCE Four Expressions of Nature

confluence poster7 for web

The Plano Art Association is pleased to announce that our next exhibit is

 

Confluence: Four Expressions of Nature.

It opens at the PAA Gallery on Tuesday, July 12th and runs through Saturday, August 13th.
This exhibit traces an artistic journey through
12 months in the lives of four artists,

with their photography, sculptures, glassworks, and paintings. The Gallery is transformed into an experiential calendar inviting visitors to follow the creative trail left by these four friends.

http://planotartassociation.com

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/confluence-four-expressions-of-nature/

Matthew Alexander Exhibit at Alan Barnes Fine Art

Alan Barnes General Invite
World renowned British impressionist Matthew Alexander will be exhibiting at Alan Barnes Fine Art from November 20- December 18. Alexander is one of the leading Impressionist painters in British 20th Century Art.  Born to be a painter, his father was a painter – his brother is a painter and the conversation in the family seldom strayed from the continual struggle that ensues the creative process.  Alexander’s paintings are timeless yet modern making him one of the most sought after impressionist artists today.  Alexander’s exhibits at the Royal Academy London, the British Institution as well as the Royal Society of British Artists have been preludes to his continuous sell out shows on London’s Cork Street.
Light on the Landscape is a special collection of small oil paintings that speak of sunlight; sunlight when it breaks through clouds, and shadows where they congregate, painted especially for this Dallas exhibition.  Alan Barnes Fine Art is the sole representative of Alexander’s work in the United States.
Alan Barnes Fine Art http://www.alanbarnesfineart.com/
3906 Lemmon Ave Suite 222 Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: (214) 828-1311

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/matthew-alexander-exhibit-at-alan-barnes-fine-art/

Merging Visions 2015, art & poetry in Denton

Allen art & Poetry

A Collaborative Exhibit of Art & Poetry

April 23 -May 29, 2015

Meadows Gallery

Patterson – Appleton Center

for the Visual Arts

400 E. Hickory, Denton, Texas

Gallery Hours: 1 pm – 5 pm

Tuesday through Sunday

Opening Reception:  Thursday, April 23

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Music: Thad Bonduris, Le Not-So-Hot Trio

 (Public invited)

See more on the Visual Arts Society of Texas website

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/merging-visions-2015-art-poetry-in-denton/

Stone and Drawing Department Exhibition at Creative Arts Center

Opening APRIL 2nd…

Stone & Drawing

Department Exhibition 

On View: April 2nd – May 15th

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 2nd

6 pm – 7:30 pm

 

Featured Artists

Doris Cheng | Dan Collins | Rebecca Collins

Yeda Davidson | Barry Dominick | Merry Fuhrer | Susan Giller

Rita Hendricks | Kim Hetzel | Sherry Mick | Steve Ng

Ashok Srikantappa | Anne Valentine | Art Wells | Jodi White

 

Creative Art Center of Dallas

2360 Laughlin Drive
Dallas, TX 75228

 

…Creating Art + Building Community
for nearly 50 years!

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/stone-and-drawing-department-exhibition-at-creative-arts-center/

ArtSeen Tour Oct. 18 & 19

logo for art seen

October 18 + 19, 2014,    Saturday &  Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm 

Join us for our 4th Annual ArtSeen Studio Tour, October 18 + 19, 2014.  Visit artists in their studios all over Frisco:   just start at one studio, and make your way to as many as you like. The tour is family-friendly and free.  This is a fantastic way to get to know local artists and see how and where they work.  We hope to see you! http://artseentour.com

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/art-seen-tour/

Last chance to submit for “Dress it UP!” at the Frisco Art Gallery

dressitup

Submissions have been coming in for “Dress it UP!” to be displayed in the Frisco Art Gallery, April 8-28, at the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034.

This is the LAST week to submit your art in any media that engages with ideas of dress, fashion, gender, popularity, pop stars, and more! Deadline: March 23, 5PM.

Be creative and send your JPEGs (300 dpi) to show curator, Paige Prater: pprater@friscoarts.org

Juror for the show is Myra Walker, Curator of the Texas Fashion Collection since 1987. Award will be given at the reception on April 10, from 7-9PM.

For forms and instructions, see http://www.friscodiscoverycenter.com/index.php/events/dress-it-up-art-exhibit/

Questions?

Call the Frisco Arts Office: 972-668-5180

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/competitions-calls-for-entries/last-chance-to-submit-for-dress-it-up-at-the-frisco-art-gallery/

Dress it UP! Call for Entries; Deadline March 23

dressitup

From local prom kings and queens to the iconic Marilyn Monroe, what one wears communicates status and identity.

Does your artwork visually dialog with this phenomena thematically or directly?

From April 8-28 in the Frisco Art Gallery, “Dress it UP!” will highlight artwork engaging with ideas of gender, beauty, and popularity, particularly in the context of material culture and modes of dress.

Submit labeled JPEGs of possible submissions to Frisco Arts Exhibits Coordinator and Curator, Paige Prater: pprater@friscoarts.org. Questions? Call 972-668-5180.

Deadline to enter: March 23, 5PM.
Entry fee: $25 (good for up to 8 pieces.)
Student rate: $15
Drop off: April 5-6
Pickup: April 28

Exhibit: April 8 – 28, 2013
Reception/Awards: Wednesday, April 10, 7-9PM

For details and forms see http://www.friscodiscoverycenter.com/index.php/events/dress-it-up-art-exhibit/

Frisco Arts, the Official Art Agency of the City of Frisco, manages the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX, 75034, a multi-use community arts facility that opened in October 2010.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/competitions-calls-for-entries/dress-it-up-call-for-entries-deadline-march-23/