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VAGF Fresh Start Show – Artist Reception Feb. 26

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VAGF Fresh Start Show 2017 is a Juried Show of selected artworks by VAGF members. The exhibits are in categories of Painting, Photography, Sculpting, Drawing and Mixed Media. We are also promoting Young Talents in our Shows. Awards will be announced at the reception.

Artists Reception will be held on February 26 from 6-8 pm at the Art Galleries of the Frisco Discovery Center (8004 N Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034). Come and enjoy art, music and some refreshments with us.

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VAGF Call for entries – Fresh Start 2017


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

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Jeanine Michna-Bales: Through Darkness to Light: Seeking Freedom on the Underground Railroad

Frogmore Plantation; Concordia Parish, Louisiana; 2014

Frogmore Plantation; Concordia Parish, Louisiana; 2014

Jeanine Michna-Bales:                                                                                           Through Darkness to Light:                                                                                   Seeking Freedom on the Underground Railroad

February 18 – April 15, 2017

Artist reception and book signing:                                                                                                                         Saturday, February 18, 2017 5-8 PM

From a cotton plantation just south of Natchitoches, Louisiana, all the way north to Canada, Jeanine Michna-Bales has created a photographic journey of a slave’s long road to freedom, circa 1840. Michna-Bales decade long project uncovered roughly 1,400 miles, revealing actual sites, cities and places that freedom-seekers passed through. Homes of Abolitionists William Beard, Joshua Eliason Jr., and Reverend Guy Beckley gave refuge, and are included in her photographic essay. Artist reception and book signing will take place, Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 5-8PM.

Exhibition runs through April 15, 2017. Event is free and open to the public.

Image: Jeanine Michna-Bales, Stopover, Frogmore Plantation, Concordia Parish, Louisiana, 2014, Courtesy of artist and PDNB Gallery, Dallas, TX





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VAGF Fall Show: Crème de la Crème & fundraiser


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/



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.

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Geof Kern: Life, Death, Beauty and Garbage, Selected Work Pictures 1987-1997


PDNB Gallery is pleased and honored to present Geof Kern’s second solo exhibition this fall. It will highlight work from 1987-1997. This time frame marks one of Geof Kern’s (b. 1950, New York City) most recognized periods of innovative fashion/ advertising/ editorial photography in his career.  His photographs are conceptual, often including surrealist references. Kern manipulated the medium (pre-photoshop) using multiple exposure, collage, photo sculpture and dioramas that soon catapulted his presence in the commercial photography world. Exhibition runs from September 10th thru October 8th. Geof Kern will be attending the artist reception Saturday, September 10th from 5-8pm.

PDNB Gallery
154 Glass Street, Ste. 104
Dallas, TX 75207

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Call for entries from VAGF for ArtRAGEOUS 2016

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The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco’s annual summer show will be held June 21 through July 17.

Entry is free for VAGF members; entry for non-members is $30 for three pieces. Please submit JPEGS to infor@vagf.org no later than end of the day Thursday, June 16. Please include dimensions, medium, title of each piece and sales prices. You will be notified of the acceptance into the show by email on June 17.

Opening reception will be Sunday, June 26, 6:30-8:30 at the Frisco Discovery Center.

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


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Stuart Allen: Bubble


Although it is child’s play, bubbles reveal the color spectrum that we cannot see. In keeping with Stuart Allen’s exploration with light and color, he has taken another step in presenting the color spectrum by photographing the amorphic shapes against the sky. Each bubble makes visible the color we do not see with the naked eye. Artist reception, Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 5-8 PM. Exhibition will run April 30 – June 18, 2016

PDNB Gallery


154 Glass Street, #104, Dallas, TX 75207

Phone: (214) 891-3021

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Brad Temkin: Rooftop Gardens

111 South Wacker (from above, looking West) - Chicago, IL  July 2013

In conjunction with the release of his monograph, Rooftop, PDNB Gallery exhibits Temkin’s photographs of Eco-friendly rooftop gardens from the United States and Europe. There will be an artist book signing April 30th, from 5 – 8 PM. An essay by John Rohrbach, the Curator of Photography at the Amon Carter Museum, is included in the book. Exhibition will run April 30 – June 18, 2016.


154 Glass Street, #104, Dallas, TX 75207

Phone: (214) 891-3021


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Art After 5 invites you to meet the Artist – Eliseo June 11


Meet the Artist – Eliseo

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Come join Art After 5 as we view some of Eliseo’s newest creations at his studio.It has been awhile since we last visited.  We will explore into the sculptor’s world of Stone and Metal.

$5.00 donation requested (cash or check please)
We raise funds through your donations.

For more info. about Eliseo please browse    www.sculptoreliseo.com

Art After 5 is a 501(c)3 organization which raises funds to benefit art education in the Dallas area

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FBCAA Fall Show reception Oct. 5


The Farmers Branch Carrollton Art Association will be having their fall juried show at the Manske Library, 13613 Webb Chapel Rd., Farmers Branch, Oct. 4 – Nov. 1. Entry is for club members only.

There will be a reception Sunday, October 5, from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. in the gallery at the library.   Please bring your friends and family and vote for People’s Choice. Awards and ribbons will be given out at 2:30 p.m.

FBCAA strives to promote art and art appreciation in Farmers Branch, Carrollton, and the surrounding area. Come out and enjoy some unique pieces. For more information about the club and how to join, please visit our website at www.fbcart.org

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Geof Kern at PDNB

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This fall, PDNB Gallery will kick off the season with a solo show for the highly recognized fashion and advertising photographer, Geof Kern, (b. 1950, Brooklyn, NY).  Kern is a Dallas treasure, well known in fashion circles, particularly the Neiman Marcus set. This exhibition strongly illustrates the influence of high art on the world of advertising. A catalog will accompany the exhibition, with forward by D.J. Stout, former Texas Monthly photo editor and current design consultant for Pentagram. Geof Kern will be signing copies during the artist reception. on Saturday, September 6th from 5-8pm.

September 6 – November 15, 2014

Artist Reception & Book Signing Saturday, September 6, 2014 5-8pm

PDNB Gallery, 1202 Dragon Street, Ste. 103, Dallas, Texas  75207. 214.969.1852 info@pdnbgallery.com

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 AM – 6 PM

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FBCAA Spring Show and Reception


The Farmers Branch Carrollton Art Association will be having their spring juried show at the Manske Library, 13613 Webb Chapel Rd., Farmers Branch, March 29 – May 2.  Entry is for club members only. Come and enjoy some wonderful watercolors, oils, acrylics, and mixed medias.  Paintings are reasonably priced, so if one fits with your decor, give the artist a call.

There will be a reception Sunday, March 30, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the gallery at the library.  Please bring your friends and family and vote for People’s Choice.  Awards and ribbons will be given out at 3:00 p.m.

FBCAA strives to promote art and art appreciation in Farmers Branch, Carrollton, and the surrounding area.  Come out and enjoy some unique pieces. For more information about the club and how to join, please visit our website at www.fbcart.org

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CADD Bus Tour Jan. 29 focuses on Cohn Drennan Contemporary & Kiki Smith at UNT

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas present

CADD Bus Tour

Wednesday, January 29th, 2:00 PM


CADD has been promoting the visual arts through unique programming since 2006 and the bus tours have been going strong since 2010. Tour participants gain access to artist studios, member galleries, private and corporate collections, art installations and very special trips! Buy a ticket and hop on the bus!

The bus tour begins at 2 p.m. on Wednesday January 29th at CADD member Cohn Drennan Contemporary at 1107 Dragon Street in the heart of the Dallas Design District. Please park and enter the gallery for refreshments and browse the exhibits by Jay Hendrick and Shawn Saumell. The bus will depart for Denton promptly at 2:45 p.m.

Your first stop will be UNT’s Gallery on the Square where guests will get to preview the exhibition Kiki Smith: Transformations. Kiki Smith is an internationally renowned sculptor and printmaker and this year’s artist-in-residence at UNT.  Smith began her UNT residency in the fall of 2013. While at UNT, she has been working with students and visiting classes to talk about her work. Throughout her residency, she will be making a large-scale print celebrating Texas wildflowers.

Known for her sculptures and prints, which often focus on female iconography, Kiki Smith’s artwork is in collections throughout the world including the Art Institute of Chicago, Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.  Smith received a Department of State Medal of the Arts Award in 2012.

The gallery visit will be followed by dinner and refreshments near the UNT campus. From there guests will attend the Kiki Smith Lecture at UNT in reserved seating. The bus will depart for Dallas immediately following to arrive at Cohn Drennan Contemporary at approximately 9 p.m.


generic cadd bus 2Tickets are $75 per person. Seating is limited.

Click here to purchase tickets or visit www.caddallas.net.

Guests are provided with bus transport, dinner, lecture, and refreshments.

For more information about the WED. Jan. 29 bus tour email: cohn@cohndrennancontemporary.com.


2 pm  Meet at Cohn Drennan Contemporary – 1107 Dragon St, Dallas, TX 75207
2:45   Depart for Denton
4:00   View the Kiki Smith exhibition at UNT on the Square
5:30   Dinner
7:00   Attend Kiki Smith Lecture at UNT (reserved seating)
8:15   Depart for Dallas
9 PM   Cohn Drennan Contemporary


Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD) is a non-profit membership organization of galleries formed in 2006 for the purpose of promoting the advancement of contemporary art on all levels. Members are committed to represent the highest standards of contemporary art, while recognizing the importance of integrity and responsibility in working with artists, collectors, museum professionals, and the cultural community of Dallas.

Each year CADD offers a Scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. The Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a Fine Arts degree at an accredited university or art institute. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, equipment, travel, and/or supplies assisting the student in their academic endeavors. Proceeds from CADD events assists with the CADD Scholarship and CADD Educational Programs.


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Meet Leonard Volk Jan. 17

For more information please contact Alison Volk alison@volkpr.com 310-809-8020
For more about photographer Leonard Volk, see his website http://www.leonardvolk-photography.com/ or his Facebook page.

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Melissa Ellis Artist Reception at La Cima Club


Join us for the opening artist reception for Melissa Ellis on Thursday, November 14th,
from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine. View Melissa’s vibrant and diverse collection of artwork while enjoying the endless views of the Dallas metroplex.

Twenty-six floors above The Towers at Williams Square in Las Colinas, La Cima Club offers a high-class business and dining environment, anchored by a panoramic view of DFW.

The Club is open to the public for the artist reception, so bring your friends for an evening of stunning artwork and spectacular views!

5215 North O’Connor Road – The Tower at Williams Square
Suite 2600
Irving, Texas 75039
(972) 869-2266



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THOMAS KENNAUGH reception June 29

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Thomas Kennaugh Solo Exhibition
June 29 – August 3, 2013
Artist reception: Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 5 – 8 PM

PDNB Gallery will present Tom Kennaugh’s first Texas solo exhibition. The exhibition will feature his collage works mostly produced in the last few years.

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