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Award Winners in LGAA’s 2016 Fall Festival of Art



Artwork in the LGAA Fall Festival of Art is online,http://lakegranburyart.blogspot.com/p/2016-fall-festival-of…

The Show opened at Shanley House Gallery Friday, October 14th just in time for the Harvest Moon Festival that weekend and thereception and awards took place Saturday night Oct. 15th.

Location: Shanley House Gallery | 224 North Travis | Granbury, TX 76049 http://granburyarts.org

Congratulations to our prize winners:


Best of Show
Snow Geese at Hagerman Wildlife Reserve by Sonja Quarles

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Oct. 24: Prestigious Aga Khan Lecture: Dallas Architecture Forum Begins 20th Anniversary Season

The Dallas Architecture Forum will launch its Twentieth Anniversary Season on October 24 with a lecture about the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture.  The winners of this triennial competition (grand prize of $1,000,000 USD) were recently announced and include projects by internationally known firms such as Zaha Hadid Architects and BIG Architects, as well as those by rising talent from countries around the world.  Winning projects are located in China, Bangladesh, Iran, Lebanon and Denmark.   
The lecture begins at 7 pm in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art.  There will be a pre-lecture reception in the museum’s atrium beginning at 6:15 pm
The Forum is pleased that the International Deputy Director of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Shiraz Allibhai, will come from Geneva, Switzerland to present this important lecture.
As a community outreach, the event will be Free and Open to the Public, with no reservations needed.  Oversized panels of the winning projects, along with thirteen additional shortlisted projects, will be on display during the pre-lecture reception and immediately following the lecture. 

See additional media coverage: the New York Times, via Associated Press; Architectural Digest, and a video presentation of the award winners by the Aga Khan Development Network.
Geneva, Switzerland
24 October 2016
Monday, 7:00 pm, Reception and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
Free Event, Open to the Public, No Reservations Needed
Presented in Partnership with The Aga Khan Council for the Central United States
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is unique among architecture prizes: it selects projects – from slum upgrading to high rise “green” buildings – that not only exhibit architectural excellence but also improve the overall quality of life. Over the last four decades, it has steadfastly championed the needs and aspirations of human beings within the practice of architecture. The Award is also different because it not only rewards architects but also identifies municipalities, builders, clients, master craftsmen and engineers who have played important roles in the realization of a project.  The selection process emphasizes architecture that not only provides for people’s physical, social and economic needs, but that also stimulates and responds to their cultural expectations. Particular attention is given to building schemes that use local resources and appropriate technology in innovative ways, and to projects likely to inspire similar efforts elsewhere. Through its efforts, the Award seeks to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies across the world and set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture. Over the course of the last 39 years, most of the great architects of our time have either won the Award or served on its Master Jury or Steering Committee, from Zaha Hadid to Norman Foster, Charles Correa to Frank Gehry and Jean Nouvel.
Join us for Aga Khan Competition Lecture on 24 October 2016
Join us on Monday evening, October 24, 2016 for an informative lecture about the competition, the nineteen shortlisted projects, and the six award winners, which includes projects by BIG and Zaha Hadid Architects.  The presentation will be made by Shiraz Allibhai, who is the Deputy Director of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to his current role, Shiraz has held several positions at the Trust, including Education Officer and Director of the Aga Khan Humanities Project. Shiraz ‘s previous position was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he oversaw the development of Archnet.org as Managing Director. Shiraz is trained as an architect, receiving his degrees in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.
2016 Winners
Winners for this cycle’s Aga Khan Award for Architecture include projects by BIG and Zaha Hadid Architects:  The winners are:  
  • Bait Ur Rouf Mosque

    , Dhaka (Architect: Marina Tabassum), a refuge for spirituality in urban Dhaka, selected for its beautiful use of natural light  

  • Friendship Centre

    , Gaibandha (Architect: Kashef Chowdhury / URBANA), a community center which makes a virtue of an area susceptible to flooding in rural Bangladesh

  • Hutong Children’s Library and Art Centre

    , Beijing (Architect: ZAO / standard architecture / Zhang Ke), a children’s library selected for its embodiment of contemporary life in the traditional courtyard residences of Beijing

  • Superkilen

    , Copenhagen (Architects: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, Topotek 1 and Superflex),  a public space promoting integration across lines of ethnicity, religion and culture

  • Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge

    , Tehran (Architect: Diba Tensile Architecture / Leila Araghian, Alireza Behzadi), a multi-level bridge spanning a busy motorway has created a dynamic new urban space                                                                                                               

  •  Issam Fares Institute

    , Beirut (Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects), a new building for the American University of Beirut’s campus, radical in composition but respectful of its traditional context

Find more information on the competition winners and images here http://www.akdn.org/press-release/2016-aga-khan-award-architecture-recipients-announced

More About the Aga Khan Architecture Award:
Architectural projects eligible for consideration for the Aga Khan Architecture Award range from modest, small-scale buildings to sizable complexes, from single homes, bus stops and rural school buildings to skyscrapers, infrastructure and transportation undertakings, housing initiatives, educational and health campuses, new towns, urban conservation projects and the re-use of brown field sites. All forms of planning practice in urban as well as rural contexts are encouraged. Large projects and long-term initiatives that are not yet fully completed – such as master plans, area preservation projects, and community upgrading schemes, among others – are eligible so long as a tangible portion of the project has been completed in a manner that demonstrates its long-term potential success and viability.
The 19 shortlisted projects for the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced on May 9th, 2016. The projects, which were selected by the Master Jury from among 348 projects nominated for the 13th Award cycle, competed for US $1 million in prize money. The 19 projects underwent rigorous investigations by on-site reviewers – architects, conservation specialists or structural engineers themselves – who visited and evaluated each project firsthand. After this thorough evaluation, the six final prize winners for this completion were announced October 3, 2016.
The Steering Committee for this cycle of the awards competition includes international luminaries including architects David Adjaye and Brigitte Shim, and the Master Jury includes Luis Fernández-Galiano, editor of the journal AV/Arquitectura Viva; Harvard GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi; and French architect Dominique Perrault.  Among the 19 shortlisted projects are those by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), Zaha Hadid Architects, Kunlé Adeyemi, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Toshiko Mori Architects and Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos.

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LGAA Fall Festival of Art


Artwork in the LGAA Fall Festival of Art is now online,http://lakegranburyart.blogspot.com/p/2016-fall-festival-of… but don’t miss seeing all the wonderful pieces in person.

Show opens at Shanley House Gallery Friday, October 14th just in time for the Harvest Moon Festival that weekend. Special reception and awards take place Saturday night Oct. 15th at 6:30pm. Public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Shanley House Gallery | 224 North Travis | Granbury, TX 76049 http://granburyarts.org



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2017 Annual Outdoor Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity


Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and effect change around the world.  Embracing Our Differences invites all artists to be a part of this change through your submissions to its 14th annual outdoor juried art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion. Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, teachers, students – everyone can participate.  42 artists will be selected and national and international submissions are encouraged. The exhibit will be displayed April and May 2017 in Sarasota, FL USA.  Since 2004, the exhibits have been viewed by more than 2,200,000 visitors.

Final selections will be made by a three-judge panel of professional artists, curators and art professionals and based on artistic excellence and originality in the reflection of our theme “enriching lives through diversity.” $3,000 (US) in awards will be presented.  There is no submission fee nor limit on the number of entries.  Submissions must be submitted online or postmarked no later than January 10, 2017.                 

Additional submission requirements and past winning entries are available at http://embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art/ 

Direct link to “Submit Art” page:   


Direct link to the Submittable.com online submission page:


Additional submission requirements and past winning entries are available at www.EmbracingOurDifferences.org.


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PSSW National Exhibition Reception October 2


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/

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Winners of the 2016 SWS 53rd Annual Members Exhibition


The 53rd Annual Membership Exhibition of the Southwestern Watercolor Society is on exhibit at the Eisemann Center of Richardson August 31 through September 24, 2016. The Reception and Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday, September 18th. Awards totaling almost $12,000 were announced.

Juror was Stan Miller. Show Chair is Bill Johnson and Co-Chair Christine Scott. The complete catalog is online at http://www.swswatercolor.org/xPDFs/2016-SWS-53ShowCatalg.pdf. Reception photos are posted on the SWS website and also on the SWS Facebook page.


Naomi Brotherton Best of Show
RAILROAD CROSSING By John Bayalis Watercolor 30″ x 22″


Edgar Whitney Transparent WC Award

1st Place
BIRDS ON A WIRE by Gail Delger

Hermine Salinger Award

2nd Place
WITHIN BOUNDS II by Denise Athanas

Complete list of awards:



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


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/

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GPAC’s Juried Art Show Opening Reception Sept. 18


You are cordially invited

Annual GPAC Juried Art Show & Sale –
Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony
Sunday, September 18

2:00 – 4:00 pm
Awards at 3:00 pm

Uptown Theater
Lobby Art Gallery
120 East Main, 75050

Entertainment & refreshments
Featuring more than 110 pieces of artwork, from more than 50 regional artists.
Exhibit Open September 18 – October 14


Visit GPAC’s website for all our upcoming events:

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Winners of the 2016 IAA National Animal Art Exhibition


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


BEST OF SHOW Steve Danner “Cats Eye” Acrylic

BEST OF SHOW Steve Danner “Cats Eye” Acrylic

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


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


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


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

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

On view August 28 through September 23, 2016.

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


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Southwestern Watercolor Society 2016 53rd Members Exhibition


Southwestern Watercolor Society is pleased to announce it’s 53rd Annual Member Exhibition beginning August 31 through September26, 2016 to be held at the Eisemann Center on the Mezzanine level, accessible by elevator, 2351 Performance Dr. Richardson, TX. Viewing hours are 10:00AM to 6:00PM, Mondays through Saturdays.  The awards ceremony and reception is Sunday, September 18th. from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Eisemann Center.

For more about SWS, see the website: http://swswatercolor.org.


The exhibition will be a display of paintings by 81 local and national artists in water media (watercolor, acrylic, etc.), selected from 259 that were entered. The selections were made by our Juror, Stan Miller. After the paintings are hung, Stan will view them in person, and select those that will receive special awards and recognition. Artists whose work appears in five approved art exhibitions are awarded the special achievement of “Signature Membership” in SWS, recognized by adding the initials to their signatures on their paintings. Nine SWS members will receive their signature status this year.


Stan Miller is this year’s juror.  Stan Miller has been a professional painter in watercolor and egg tempera for more than thirty years. He has exhibited his paintings in numerous exhibitions, galleries and museums. A signature member of the American Watercolor Society as well as an AWS award winner, Stan also teaches workshops and classes in Spokane, Washington and all over the US and around the world.

SWS has a long and rich history. The first Society organizational meetings for SWS were held in 1963. The first official meeting was held in January 1964 at N.R. Crozier Tech high school in downtown Dallas. The Society was granted a charter by the State of Texas in May of 1964.

It all started with Edgar Whitney and Naomi Brotherton. Naomi, charter SWS member, studied with Ed Whitney on several of his New England station wagon tours. The first conversation about forming the Society took place at a one of these Ed Whitney classes. It was at an organization meeting in December of 1963. Over 50 people attended the first organizational meeting.

53 years later SWS has grown to over 400 members to be one of the largest and notable watercolor societies in the nation. Each year SWS honors Edgar Whitney with the SWS Membership Show / Edgar A. Whitney Award for Transparent Watercolor and Naomi Brotherton with the “Naomi Brotherton Award, Best of Show” for the top winner, instituted last year. Naomi at 96 still is active in SWS and teaches classes in her Dallas studio. For more information visit our website at www.SWSWatercolor.org or look for us on FaceBook.

–from SWS publicity chair Ron Stephens

Some featured art from 2016:




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Discovery Show Winners at Milan



The Discovery Show

Milan Gallery’s 1st Juried Exhibition

August 20 – September 5, 2015


“And She Was…” by Kellie Hudson,    the “People’s Choice Award” Winner!
Milan Gallery would like to thank everyone who came to the opening reception for the Discovery Show to support artists in the show and to help decide who would be offered gallery representation!
The winners of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes are…

Overwhelmed by J. Howard, 1st Place

Rabbit’s Prayer by Rebecca McWatters, 2nd Place

Scarface by Carol Acedo, 3rd place

Milan Gallery put out a call for artists earlier in the summer and recieved an overwhelming response! Henrietta Milan and Ariel Davis reviewed the entries and selected artwork by the following Texas Artists:
Carol Acedo, Lawson Belcher, Trish Biddle, Tina Bohlman, Chris Brandley, Lynne Buchanan, Aimee Cardoso, Lynda Conley, Damon Cooper, Carol Devereaux, Laney Espenlaub, Jennie Franz, Lynn Freed, Jordan Garcia, Gale Gibbs, Niki Gulley, Ann Hightower, Mary Hodge, Julie Howard, Shelly Hubel, Kellie Hudson, John Irizarry, Sheri Jones, Julie Keller, Avery Kelly, Cynthia LaBuda, Lynn LaRose, Stacie Latreille, Kevin Luke, Chalda Maloff, Cam Marcus, Patty Marshall, Donald Matheson, Rebecca McWatters, DJ Naehritz, Harmony Poire, Andrew Reed, Richard Schaub, Melody Schotte, Jenny Tucker, UNO, Julie Wende, Aron Williams, Marie Williams,  and Kay Wyne.

Images from the opening.

Milan Gallery 
505 Houston Street 
Fort Worth, TX 76102
HOURS: M -TH. 10 – 7pm | Fri  -Sat. 10 – 9pm | Sun. 12 – 5pm

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PAA’s 125 Show 2016 Reception August 27

125 show for web
125 Show 2016 Reception  
This Friday, August 27

Show Dates: August 23 – September 24

 The Plano Art Association wishes to invite everyone
to attend the 11th Annual 125 Show.

The annual 125 Show is open to all artists living within
125 miles of Plano. Hundreds of entries are juried and 50+ pieces are exhibited.

The show and reception will be held at the PAA Gallery in downtown Plano.
Plano Art Association

Gallery located at
1013 15th Place, East Side Village I, Suite 105, Plano, TX. 75074
Check our website for gallery hours

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2016 Art in the Metroplex Deadline Extended to August 27

Deadline Extended!
Art in the Metroplex Call for Entries
Deadline: August 27, 2016


The Arts Center welcomes submissions from artists in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas – Tarrant, Dallas, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hill, Hood, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufmann, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell and Wise counties for the 2016 Art in the Metroplex Exhibition.

Exhibition is October 7 – 29, 2016 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Juror is Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, Independent Curator, formerly curator at the Blanton Museum of Art, UT-Austin. Over $3000 in awards. $35 fee for up to three entries. Prospectus



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Summer Solstice Closing Reception & Awards Aug. 27


The closing is an awards Ceremony for our show and announcements about upcoming events . BYOW , bring your own wine . Celebrating some of Dallas Great Artist. One Night Only ! A fabulous Party!


Gallery 3 – Bishop Arts

1319 W Davis St, Dallas, Texas 75208

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Discover NEW ARTISTS – The Discovery Show opens August 20 at MILAN


Milan Gallery’s 1st Juried Exhibition

August 20 – September 5, 2015

Milan Gallery put out a call for artists earlier in the summer and recieved an overwhelming response! Henrietta Milan and Ariel Davis reviewed the entries and selected artwork by the following Texas Artists:
Carol Acedo, Lawson Belcher, Trish Biddle, Tina Bohlman, Chris Brandley, Lynne Buchanan, Aimee Cardoso, Lynda Conley, Damon Cooper, Carol Devereaux, Laney Espenlaub, Jennie Franz, Lynn Freed, Jordan Garcia, Gale Gibbs, Niki Gulley, Ann Hightower, Mary Hodge, Julie Howard, Shelly Hubel, Kellie Hudson, John Irizarry, Sheri Jones, Julie Keller, Avery Kelly, Cynthia LaBuda, Lynn LaRose, Stacie Latreille, Kevin Luke, Chalda Maloff, Cam Marcus, Patty Marshall, Donald Matheson, Rebecca McWatters, DJ Naehritz, Harmony Poire, Andrew Reed, Richard Schaub, Melody Schotte, Jenny Tucker, UNO, Julie Wende, Aron Williams, Marie Williams,  and Kay Wyne.
Join us for the Opening Reception
Saturday, August 20th from 6-9pm 
We will announce the winners of our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes, take a vote for the VISITOR’S CHOICE AWARD, have live music, and refreshments!
Also, RSVP by phone:  817-338-4278 – or email: art@milangallery.com
for Your
Favorite Artist
Saturday, August 20th 6-9PM we will hold a vote for the
 Come vote for your favorite artwork, and
the artist whose artwork recieves the most votes will recieve gallery representation for 6 months!


Milan Gallery 
505 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
HOURS: M -TH. 10 – 7pm | Fri  -Sat. 10 – 9pm | Sun. 12 – 5pm

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CAC 2016 Membership Exhibition opens July 30 at Mary Tomas


CREATIVE ARTS CENTER OF DALLAS 2016 Annual Membership Exhibition

In celebration of our 50th anniversary, Creative Arts Center of Dallas is proud to present the 2016 Annual Membership Exhibition on view at Mary Tomás Gallery July 30 through September 3 in the Dallas Design District. This juried show is as varied as the classes offered at CAC, including several works of sculpture, drawing, painting, photography and ceramics. Jurors include artists Michael Heinlen of JM Gallery and Maria Teresa Pedroche, Head of Community Engagement at the Dallas Museum of Art as well as Mary Tomás, Gallery Director at Mary Tomás Gallery. Funding is made possible by the Office of Cultural Affairs/City of Dallas and the Texas Commission on the Arts. The artist opening is Saturday, July 30 from 6:30 to 8:30pm with the Gallery Walk opening on Saturday, August 6 from 5:30 to 8:30pm.


Featured Artists:

Elizabeth Bentley, Dan Birlew, Caroline Blair, Stephanie Bolt, Kay Dalton, Stacy Elko Brinille Ellis, Karen Ferrer,Jerry Freid, William Holmberg, Cone Johnson, PA Jones, Susan Katrein, Dace Lucia Kidd, Deepa Koshaley, Stacie Latreille, Chalda Maloff, Nan Martin, Vikki Martin, Barbara Mason, Venu Menon, Kelly Morris, Adam Norton, Aubrey O’Brien, Daniel Pabst, Kathleen Raymond, Linda Rector, Danae Reynolds, Marco Rubino, Sharon Shero, Crimson Shults, Mimi Smith, Terri Thoman, Jennifer Thompson, Kat Warwick and Stephen Weinberg.

Mary Tomás Gallery

1110 Dragon St.
Dallas, TX 75207


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Irving Art Center’s Art Connection Winners


List of Winners  – 16th Annual Art Connection Members Show, held at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving TX 75062. The exhibit continues through August 27th.

Awards Judge: Elaine Taylor, Gallery Manager, Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Amie Deng (Coppell), Fire, 2015, intaglio print, 9” x 12”
*2016 Design & Thematic Challenge — Heroes/Superheroes: Who Inspires You?
IAC2016 BestofShow

1st Place – Mohitha Peram (Coppell), Colorful Flight, 2016, oil/canvas, 16” x 24”
2nd Place – Rithvik Gunda (Irving), Earth’s Beauties, 2016, oil paint, graphite, pencil, 11” x 25”
3rd Place – Nivedya Vengattery (Irving), Indian Bride, 2016, mixed media, 11” x 14”
Challenge Award* – Clara Limberg (Irving), Goodall, 2016, oil/canvas, 12” x 14”
Honorable Mention – Allison Li (Coppell), Sunbathe, 2016, colored pencil, silkscreen, 7” x 9”
Honorable Mention – Juhi Parikh (Irving), The Eternal Game, 2016, paper quilling, 12” x 12”
Honorable Mention – Tanvi Rudrangi (Irving), Peach Cake, 2016, colored pencil, 9” x 12”
Honorable Mention – Falak Shah (Coppell), Through the Lens, 2016, charcoal on paper, 24” x 20”

1st Place – Monica Marcellus Winters (Irving), Fishpot I, 2015, glazed ceramic
2nd Place – Wilfredo Raguro Jr. (Irving), Lola Trining, photograph/silver gelatin print, 8” x 8”
3rd Place – Rick Deen (Lewisville), Birth of Cubism, 2016, sandstone, 10” x 4” x 6”
Challenge Award* – Sigrid Canto (Irving), My Hometown Heroes, 2015, oil/canvas, 28” x 21”
Honorable Mention – Ed Bowers (Irving), Mother’s Pride, 2016, pen and ink, 14” x 11”
Honorable Mention – Joshua Martin (Coppell), No Body Nose, 2015, charcoal/paper, 32.5” x 26.5”
Honorable Mention – Umida Palmer (Flower Mound), l’homme mystérieux, 2016, oil/canvas, 8” x 10”

1st Place – Ximena M. Peryea (Southlake), Berlin Marathon 2, digital photography
2nd Place – Janice Hamilton (Dallas), Tweeters, 2016, oil and acrylic/canvas, 30” x 24”
3rd Place – Bob Nunn (Dallas), Another View, 2015, mixed media, 20” x 20”
Challenge Award* – U. Crosby (Arlington), Shoe Maker, oil on paper
Honorable Mention – Marsha Oliver Moses (Arlington), Untitled, 2016, wood collage
Honorable Mention – Melodee Martin Ramirez (Flower Mound), Winter Sky Study 2, oil/canvas, 16” x 20”
Honorable Mention – Marty Ray (Dallas), Tumble, 2016, stoneware, brown & black slip, 14” x 7” x 7”

Amie Deng (Coppell), Fire, 2015, intaglio print, 9” x 12”
*2016 Design & Thematic Challenge — Heroes/Superheroes: Who Inspires You?

For purchasing inquiries regarding any of the artwork exhibited in the Members Show,
Please call 972.252.4410 or email minman@cityofirving.org.
For information about the Irving Arts Center’s visual arts programming and
Art Connection membership, please visit www.IrvingArtsCenter.com


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27th Annual VAST Members Exhibition call for entries

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27th Annual VAST Members Exhibition
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

August 12 – September 3, 2016, FREE

Opening Reception, Friday, August 12, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

The Visual Arts Society of Texas sponsors this annual event to offer its members an important opportunity to enter their work in a juried exhibition that showcases members only. The exhibit provides an excellent venue for the North Texas community to appreciate the high quality and diverse nature of art produced by area artists.


2016 Member Exhibition Prospectus

Artists may enter two pieces for jurying. Each entering artist will have one piece selected for inclusion in the exhibition. The entry fee is $20 for VAST members. JOIN AND ENTER Any artist, regardless of current VAST membership, may join VAST at the time entries are accepted.


  • August 3 Acceptance of Entries Wednesday Patterson-Appleton Arts Center 10 am – 12 noon; 4 – 7 pm
  • August 8 Pick up unaccepted work Monday 10 am – 12 noon; 4 – 7 pm
  • August 12 Exhibition opens to the public Friday
  • August 12 Reception 5:30-7:30pm Friday Awards Presentation 6:30pm
  • September 3 Exhibition closes at 5pm Saturday
  • September 6 Return of Work to Artists Tuesday 10 am – 12 noon; 4 – 7 pm

JUROR Colby Parsons, MFA, is an Associate Professor in Visual Art at Texas Woman’s University, where he teaches Ceramics and Emergent Media. Colby’s work explores the potential meanings and aesthetics within the convergence of traditional and digital media, and works in a range of media and formats including ceramics, digital fabrication, projection mapping, and interactivity. Colby’s work has been shown nationally and internationally at venues including Navy Pier in Chicago, the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum; the International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark; the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana, California; the University of Pennsylvania Art Museum; and in Dallas at the Craighead Green Gallery, the Pawn Gallery, and 500X. In 2015, Colby was awarded the $20,000 Zanesville Art Prize, the most valuable ceramics prize in the western hemisphere.


Ellen Frenkel, Exhibition Chair 940-595-0784

Deanna Wood, Vice President of Exhibitions 972-345-9968 vastMembersExhibition@gmail.com

Learn more at vastarts.org


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2016 Art Connection’s Entries Due July 9 & 10


16th Annual Art Connection Members Exhibition July 16 – August 27, 2016

July 17 2 to 4 p.m., Opening reception and awards ceremony for Art Connection Members in the Main Gallery. Awards will be announced at3 p.m. Event is free and open to the public.

This annual, non-juried exhibition at the Irving Arts Center is open to all current members who wish to participate. The entry fee is $5 per work, and artists may submit up to two pieces. Members may join at time of entry. $1,800 in cash prizes will be awarded.

Eligible entries will be judged for cash awards in three categories: 1. Youth (17 years old and younger) 2. Non-Professional (18 years old and up) 3. Professional

NEW THIS YEAR! Thematic/design challenge! Participating members are invited to create artwork that explores the theme of “Heroes/Superheroes: Who Inspires You?” Special prizes will be awarded to members who choose to compete in this category.

All entries must be original works completed within the last two years. Entries that have been in any previous exhibition at the Irving Arts Center (IAC) are ineligible.

• Eligible media include: painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, printmaking (hand-pulled graphics), digital printmaking, photography, textiles, fiber, mixed media, and fine art crafts (no work from kits). Video will be accepted (submitted on a DVD with a continuous loop function); however, equipment availability for viewing/ displaying is limited.

Members may drop off their work on Saturday, July 9, noon–5 p.m. or Sunday, July 10, 1–5 p.m. at the Irving Arts Center. • Out of town members are welcomed to ship their artwork to arrive at the IAC by July 8.

Prospectus: http://www.irvingartscenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/MembersShowProspectus2016-web.pdf

Irving Arts Center 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. | Irving, TX 75062 (972) 252-7558 | www.irvingartscenter.com

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Artspace111 2016 Regional Exhibit opens June 24


Opening Reception Friday,  June 24, 2016 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Exhibition on Display June 24 – August 6, 2016
Artspace111 is pleased to present the following artists in the Third Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, juried by distinguished Driector of the Kimbell Art Museum, Eric M. Lee.
Join us on Friday the 24th to celebrate this wonderful group of artists. Awards will be displayed at the opening reception.  111 Hampton Street | Fort Worth, Texas | 76102
Jan Anderson-Paxson, Lufkin, TX.
Barbara Attwell, Austin, TX.
Vera Barnett, Grandview, TX.
Awadh Baryoum, Dallas, TX.
Jill Bedgood, San Antonio, TX.
Danny Bolton, Keller, TX.
Lynn Bostick, Fort Worth, TX.
Joey Brock, Dallas, TX.
Danville Chadbourne, San Antonio, TX.
Patricia (Lindy) Chambers, Bellville, TX.
Jill Christian, Albuquerque, NM.
Charles Coldewey, Arlington, TX.
Robert Cook, Granbury, TX.
Samantha Coplen, Fort Worth, TX.
Patricia Cowan, North Richland Hills, TX.
Ron Crouch, Fort Worth, TX.
Terry Crum, Keller, TX.
Lisa Cunningham, Arlington, TX.
Noriko DeWitt, McKinney, TX.
Alicia Eggert, Denton, TX.
Cuyler Etheredge, Dallas, TX.
Dennis Farris, Fort Worth, TX.
Gregg   Froman, Fort Worth, TX.
Paul Greenberg, Dallas, TX.
Lin Hampton, Denton, TX.
Joshua Haunschild, Fort Worth, TX.
Alyssa Hawkins, Fort Worth, TX.
Carol Hayman, Austin, TX.
Jesse Sierra Hernandez, Fort Worth, TX.
Lee Hill, Fort Worth, TX.
Martha Hughes, Marfa, TX.
Chris Ireland, Stephenville, TX.
Madeline Irvine, Austin, TX
Veronica Jaeger, Pharr, TX.
Brian Jones, Dallas, TX.
Mark Kimbrough, Pearland, TX.
Kristin Kirkley, Fort Worth, TX.
Joel Kiser, Tucumcari, NM.
Cindee Klement, Houston, TX.
Padaric  Kolander, Houston, TX.
Cynthia LaBuda, Fort Worth, TX.
Nancy Lamb, Westworth Village, TX.
James Lassen, Fort Worth, TX.
Kacy Latham, Munday, TX.
Stacie Latreille, Garland, TX.
Chris Lattanzio, Dallas, TX.
Tony Lazorko, Mesilla, NM.
Benjamine Lester, Arlington, TX.
Marie Leterme, Galveston, TX.
Cynthia Lewis, Fort Worth, TX.
Xiao Liu, Denton, TX.
TJ Mabrey, Taos, NM.
Russ Mackensen, Dallas, TX.
Trent Mann, Providence Village, TX.
Paxton Maroney, Arlington, TX.
Donald Matheson, Fort Worth, TX.
Thomas Mehr, Frisco, TX.
Katita  Miller, Fort Worth, TX.
Sam Morris, Cleburne, TX.
Patricia Murphy, Fort Worth, TX.
Adam  Norton, Dallas, TX.
Shelby Orr, Fort Worth, TX.
Garret Pendergrass, Fort Worth, TX.
Laura Polaski, Denton, TX.
Chuck  Pratt, Arlington, TX.
Cary Reeder, Houston, TX.
Pedro Rivera, Abilene, TX.
Sarah Rollins, Richland Hills, TX.
Winter Rusiloski, Lakeside, TX.
Ernest Scheihagen, Dallas, TX.
Amy Schultz, Trophy Club, TX.
H. Jennings Sheffield, Waco, TX.
Erik Skjolsvik, Fort Worth, TX.
Madelyn Sneed, Dallas, TX.
Jennye Stubblefield, San Antonio, TX.
Carroll Swenson-Roberts, Dallas, TX.
Elise Techentine, Granbury, TX.
Bernardo Vallarino, Fort Worth, TX.
Jae Verdeyen, Fort Worth, TX.
Marilyn Waligore, Richardson, TX.
Camille Warmington, Houston, TX.
Soon Warren, Fort Worth, TX.
John Webb, San Antonio, TX.

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Peach Festival Art Show and Sale


Registration for the annual Peach Festival Art Show is June 23-24 (Thursday and Friday) from 12-6pm and Saturday (June 25) from 10am – 2pm.  Peach Festival is July 9 in Weatherford , TX and the art show is at the Firehouse Art Gallery at 119 Palo Pinto. Cash awards.  Prospectus can be found at the Firehouse Art Gallery, Weatherford Chamber of Commerce or online at weatherfordart.wordpress.com

Art show location: The Weatherford Art Association
Firehouse Gallery & Art Center, 119 West Palo Pinto St., Weatherford, Texas 76086

Categories: Works on Paper (watercolor and acrylic), Works on Canvas (oils and acrylics); 3-D; Mixed Media, Experimental; Photography digital and Photography Experimental; Graphic Arts (drawings).


Registration: Thur., June 23 & Friday, June 24 (12 AM – 6 pm) & Sat., June 25 (10 am – 2 pm)

Show dates: july 9-august 12

Reception/awards: July 9, 3 pm – Student entrants must pick up and take home their entered work at reception close; Adult entrants must pick up and take home their entered work no later than Aug. 12.

Peoples Choice Award and Best of Show Award for adults and students will be awarded at 3pm, Saturday July 9.


Entry fee shall be $10 for members and $15 for non-members; LIMIT 3 entries for non-members.



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Associated Creative Artists 2016 Exhibit Reception & Awards June 11

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Reception & Awards
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Presentation: 1:00-4:00 PM
Light refreshments served
 Exhibit Dates: June 2-30, 2016

  Associated Creative Artists is dedicated to the preservation, practice and the promotion of realism in art, and ACA was established to provide an artistic atmosphere based on traditional principles for the creation of fine art. ACA meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month (except June, July, August) at 2:00 pm at Artists’ Showplace. http://www.acadallas.org/
ArtistsShowplace Gallery
The Shops at Spanish Village 
(SW Corner of Arapaho & Coit)
15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75248

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ART on HENDERSON 2016 Finalists




Art Fairchild – Traction
Art Garcia – TX Blue Stem
Danville Chadbourne – The Inevitable Conclusion
Dasha Wright – Alchemy 3
Elizabeth Akamatsu – Star Fire
Kate Firth – Payback
Nic Noblique – Civilization Unbound
Russ Connell – Stella

Art On Henderson 2016 is a collaborative effort between business and the arts where all stakeholders prosper. The founding idea is our community benefits when the arts are supported and artists are able to pursue their passions. Art On Henderson specifically focuses on the Arts in Dallas.
Eligible applicants are limited to Texas artists. All applicants must be able to produce and install work that is appropriate for public display.

Selected work will be on display for two years on Henderson Avenue. Artists are responsible for appropriate installation. All work is placed in public spaces and must be able to safely endure the social environment.

The ultimate juried show with over $12,000 in award money! 7 artists selected as winners by a panel of Jurors with the top three winners getting:

First Place        $3500
Second Place $2500
Third Place      $1500

All ten winners to receive a $650 installation stipend.


Art installed
May 31st, 2016

May 31: Due to weather, there maybe a delay in announcing the winners

Winners Announced
June 4th 2016


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2016 CAC Membership Exhibition deadline June 27


2016 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition



Fee: $45.00
Entry Deadline: 6/27/16

Creative Arts Center of Dallas is now accepting submissions for our 2016 Annual Membership Exhibition, hosted by Mary Tomás Gallery. In this juried exhibition our panel will be looking for the most exceptional of member work in all mediums. CAC members are invited to submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D artworks created within the last two years for consideration.

ELIGIBILITY: All persons with memberships valid through July 2016 are eligible to submit artwork. Entrants must be or become members of the Creative Arts Center of Dallas before submission. Entrants may become a member or renew current membership online (creativeartscenter.org), via phone, or in person. A One (1) Year Individual Membership is $45 or $35 for Seniors, Educators, Students and Veterans.


Michael Heinlen, JM Gallery

Maria Teresa G. Pedroche, Head of Community Engagement at DMA

Mary Tomás, Mary Tomás Gallery


May 16th – June 27th: Submission of artwork

July 13th: Accepted artists notified

July 20th-22nd: Artists drop-off artwork to Mary Tomás Gallery, 11 am – 5 pm

July 30th: Artist Opening Reception from 5:30 – 8:30 pm

August 6th: Opening Reception in conjunction with Craighead Green New Texas Talent XXIII Exhibition from 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Sept 3rd: Exhibition Ends at Mary Tomás Gallery

Sept 5th & 6th: Pick up artwork at Mary Tomás Gallery, 11 am – 5 pm

For further information, please contact Andrea Blanco at ablanco@creativeartscenter.org or via phone (214) 320-1275. http://creativeartscenter.org


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First Fridays at the Arts Center: Arts Grants Awards


Friday, June 3, 2016 6-8 PM, Free, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory Street · Denton, TX 76201. http://dentonarts.com/

Celebrate the artists and arts organizations of Denton who are the recipients of the 2016 Arts Grants.


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VAL’s Fresh Ideas regional show in Lewisville – entry deadline June 30


Fresh Ideas 2016

Visual Art League of Lewisville
Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater
100 North Charles St.
Lewisville TX 7505

Juror: Director of the Art Galleries at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Sara-Jayne Parsons

The Visual Art League of Lewisville, Texas is pleased to announce a call for entries for the Fresh Ideas 2016 juried show how to be held at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater art gallery in Lewisville, Texas from July 30 through September 10, 2016.

The exhibition is open to all visual artists who reside in Texas and contiguous states (Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico). The non-refundable entry fee is $50 for non-members of VAL and $35 for VAL members for a maximum of three (3) pieces of work. Membership forms to join VAL can be found at  http://visualartleague.org/test/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Membership-application.pdf.

Only original 2D and 3D art work (oil, watercolors, acrylics, pastel, mixed media, collage, drawing, prints, photography, ceramics, textiles, fiber, encaustic, jewelry and sculpture) created in the last two (2) years which has not previously been shown in any VAL juried exhibit will be considered for inclusion in the show. Original means works conceived and created by the artist and not created in a classroom setting. The maximum size of entries into this year’s competition is 50” x 50” including the frame. All 3D artwork must be able to sit on a pedestal no larger than 20” x 14”” or on the floor. Only one work of those entered by each artist may be selected by the juror to be exhibited in the show.

Submissions of entries into the show will be via (https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3457) and must meet the requirements of that site for size and type of image that is accepted.


Fee: $50.00 ( Non Member- Fresh Ideas 2016)
Fee: $35.00 (VAL Member- Fresh Ideas 2016)
Entry Deadline: 6/30/16

Fresh Ideas 2016 is the latest iteration of VAL’s long-standing tradition of mounting prestigious juried exhibitions of new art works that represent current trends in modern art. Shown in the beautiful 2,000 sq ft Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater Center art gallery (seehttp://www.mclgrand.com and http://visualartleague.org/about), Fresh Ideas has been expanded this year to include regional artists to bring additional vitality to the Visual Art League’s exhibition series. $2,000 in awards


  • Calendar
  • DEADLINE: Friday, July 1st, 2016, 1:00 AM Central Daylight Time (all subsequent times here are CDT). Entries due at https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3457
  • Friday, July 1st – Friday, July 8th. Judging
  • Monday, July 11th. Artists notified of acceptance into the exhibition
  • Saturday, July 16: Accepted entries due at MCL Grand (shipping/mailing address: Visual Art League, Medical Center of Lewisville Theater, 100 North Charles St., Lewisville TX 75057, classroom 2) between 1:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Friday, July 29: Opening Reception 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Award Ceremony 8:00 pm, MCL Grand art gallery
  • Saturday, September 10: Final day of Exhibit
  • Saturday, September 10 5:00 – 6:00 pm and Monday September 12 1:00 to 3:00, Pick up entries
  • Week of September 10, 2016 – Return of shipped artwork


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3rd Annual Artspace111 Regional call for entries – due May 31


Artspace111 is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for the 3rd Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition, juried by the distinguished Director of the Kimbell Art Museum, Eric M. Lee. 

This year’s competition will include eligibility for 3D artwork. The exhibition will be open June 24th through August 6th with an opening reception on the evening of June 24th. Due date for entries is May 31st. Contemporary 2D and 3D works that follow the requirements detailed in the prospectus are accepted. Over $2000 will be awarded to the best works in show, and the first prize will include the opportunity to exhibit at Artspace111 in a separate solo or group show in 2016 – 2017.
For more information, contact the gallery, will@artspace111.com http://www.artspace111.com/

Click here to see full prospectus and details for entering


Exhibition – June 24 – August 6
Reception – June 24, 5:00p to 8:30p
Due Date/ Deadline for online submissions – May 31
Notification of acceptance – (Approx.) June 7, by email, and on the café site
Shipping Receiving – Notification of Acceptance – June 20
Shipped Return – August 8 – 12
Hand delivery pickup – August 8 – August 12

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Trinity Arts Guild 2016 Open Show Winners


The Open Show is an annual juried event sponsored by the Trinity Arts Guild. All DFW-area artists are invited to compete. Juror this year was Ann Hardy. The show was on view April 19 – May 17, 2016 at the TAG Gallery. The Reception & Awards Ceremony was May 7.  For more about TAG, see  http://www.trinityartsguild.net

A gallery of winning art is posted in the TAG Nwsletter for May 2016.



Best of Show Iok Hou Pang Consonance (above)

Acrylics & Mixed Media

First Place Suzanne McNeill-Sparks Sparks for Colorful Fish

Second Place Leticia Sedberry Stop Making Sense

Third Place Hugh Heaton Sax Player

Honorable Mention Debbie Ursini Creating


First Place Elaine Jary Neighborhood Hibiscus

Second Place Norma Lively Sunny Blooms

Third Place Celeste McCall Imagination Roses

Jack Richeson Honorable Mentions Valerie Cranston Prickly

and Kimmie Hamm Under the Solomon Sea


First Place Sang Ryoung Chon Carmel

Second Place Norma Lively Sunny Blooms

Third Place Annetta Wooster Thirsty Friend

Honorable Mention Debra Sue Waters Dig Deep


First Place Arlene Taylor Summer Dryad

Second Place Terri Carson Unexpected Bloom

Dry Media

First Place Mahto Hogue Bride to Be

Second Place Marie Maines Ross Cannon Tractor

Third Place Anastasiya Chybireva-Fender Anna

Honorable Mention Pam Smith Girl at Silk Market


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Award Winners of the 2016 IAA Members Exhibit


Irving Art Association presents the award winners at the 61st Annual 2916 Members Juried Art Exhibition.

82 works of art are on display at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts through May 28 with 33 artists participating. Awards were announced at the reception on May 24th.

Reception photos will be posted soon on the IAA Photo Album:

Details are listed on the Exhibit Catalog:  2016IAAMembersShowCatalogWeb

To see the full Gallery of Winners, click here.

Best of Show: Smile by Sohrabian

Best of Show: Smile by Sohrabian

List of Awards

Best of Show: Smile by Behnaz Sohrabian 
Award of Excellence: Scarpa’s Dream by Steve K. Quevedo
Challenge Award (black & white theme): Night Sky by Monika Kumari

Dry Media (Drawing)
1st Place On the Guadalupe by Janice Hamilton
2nd Place Awaiting by Sudeep Kumar 3rd Place First Time Parents Janet Gean
Water Media
1st Place Keeping the Sun by Lynne Buchanan
2nd Place Watching and Waiting by Brett Dyer
3rd Place Soldier of Fortune by Gwen Revino
HM Marsh Morning by Jim Duncan
1st Place The Anderson Brothers by Jim Anderson
2nd Place Stormy Seas by Ann Rowley
3rd Place Fiery Fall Trees by Jane Kahler
HM 3 Girls at the Beach by Jene Gravley
Mixed Media
1st Place Frosted by VET
2nd Place Around the Town by Jean Knauber
3rd Place Black Sumi Rose by Sharon Giles

1st Place Lake Onega Kizhi Island by Mary Ann Vela
2nd Place After Rain by Monika Kumari
3rd Place My Thai by Patsy Davila


  • May 1 – 28 Exhibit on view at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts
  • May 24 – Reception & Awards: 7pm
  • May 28 – Strike Date 10am – 2pm 
  • July 9 – August 14, 2016:
    the IAA Winners Exhibit will be at the Irving Art Center’s Dupree Lobby, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062 (61st Challenge entries will be included)

Artwork from this show not traveling to the IAA Winners Exhibit is invited to be a part oft the IAA Summer Exhibit at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062 (near the corner of Rochelle & Esters). Art will be on view May 28 – July 30. 

Scarpa's Dream by Quevedo

Scarpa’s Dream by Quevedo

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OPA National Show of Traditional Oils at Southwest Gallery


Oil Painters of America’s 25th Annual National Juried
Exhibition of Traditional Oils

Held at the Southwest Gallery, in Dallas, Texas from May 13 – June 15, 2016.

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Southwest Gallery
4500 Sigma Rd.
Dallas, Texas 75244
Exhibition: May 13-June 15, 2016

Oil Painters of America was proud to announce the 2016 National Exhibition, our 25th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils. This celebratory exhibition was hosted at Southwest Gallery in Dallas, Texas. More than any other year’ this was a monumental event with a strong lineup of don’t-miss demonstrations, speakers, festivities and artwork from our incredibly talented members.

Southwest Gallery, having been in business for over four decades, is one of Dallas’ oldest and largest art galleries. Their 16,000 square foot gallery, was home to the accepted artwork of the 25th Annual National Exhibition.

The great city of Dallas provided endless entertainment and sights to see. From fantastic restaurants and bars with that “southern flare” to sports arenas and beautiful parks, we trust that you were not at a loss for fun, adventure and relaxation. If that was not enough, Oil Painters of America keept you busy with a prolific selection of inspiring discussions with OPA’s best and brightest!

–from the OPA page http://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com/events/exhibitions/2016/national/

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61st IAA Members Juried Show Reception & Awards May 24


Irving Art Association presents its Annual Members Juried Art Exhibition for the 61st year! The show is on view May 1 -28 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts.

This year 82 works of art are on display at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. 33 participating artists entered in five categories of media: oil, watermedia, mixed media, dry media (drawing), and photography. Juror for the show is Enrique Fernández Cervantes, Bath House Cultural Center Visual Arts Coordinator.


James Anderson
Pat Arnold
Lynne Buchanan
Anannya Chowdhury
Patsi Davila
Jim Duncan
Brett Dyer
Julie England
Janet Gean
Sharon Giles
Jene Gravley
Rachael Gregory
Janice Hamilton
Virginia Jenkins
Hiral Joshi
Jane Kahler
Navneeta Khemka
Jean Knauber
Deepa Koshaley
Sudeep Kumar
Monika Kumari
Maryam Mohi
 Susan Murray
Steven K Quevedo
Kathleen Ramirez
Gwen Revino
Ann Rowley
Frankie Sieloff-Couch
Carol A. Simmons
Behnaz Sohrabian
Mary Ann Vela
Linda Whitaker

Buchanan First Thoughts MEDHamiltonMy Magnolia Tree MED .

For the Price List see http://irvingartassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2016IAAMembersShowPricelist.pdf

The Reception & Awards Ceremony will be on Tuesday, May 24 at 7pm. Prizes will be awarded for each media category, with major awards for Best of Show, the IAA Award of Excellence, and the winner of the theme Challenge category. The challenge this year was Black & White, with 26 pieces of art entered.

After the show closes, winning art, plus the black & white challenge entries, will participate in theIAA Winners Exhibit at the Irving Arts Center’s Dupree Theater Lobby July 9 – August 14, 2016. Other artwork from the show will travel to the West Irving Library for the IAA Summer ExhibitMay 29July 30.

Giles Black Sumi Rose


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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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TVAA Member Show Reception May 22


Texas Visual Arts Association
69th Annual Membership Exhibition at Medical City Dallas

Exhibit: Saturday May 7 – Sunday May 22
Reception: Sunday, May 22 2 pm to 4 pm
Juror: Maureen Brouillette



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Paint Historic Waxahachie May 13 – 22


On Friday morning, May 13, 2016 – Paint Historic Waxahachie artists kick off a week-long painting “marathon”. The downtown business district and Saturday’s Farmers Market is the destination of the event artists as well as along the streets of the city’s historic neighborhoods.

MAY 13 THROUGH MAY 22, 2016





Artists, it’s not too late to enter — see http://elliscountyart.net/event/41279/paint-historic-waxahachie

Judging: May 20, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Friday evening, May 20: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ellis County Art Association 113 W. Franklin St.
o Artists, Guests & Patrons Mixer & Preview Sale
o BBQ Buffet – Awards Presentation

Saturday & Sunday May 21-22 Exhibition opens to the public!

Sponsored by Ellis County Art Association.


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