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Raw Talent: 500X College Expo deadline Jan. 29


Raw Talent: 500X College Expo
2017 College Expo
Opening Saturday, February 18th 7-10pm
Juried by Danielle Avram
Submissions Deadline: January 29th, 2017
About College Expo
500X Gallery, Texas’ oldest artist-run space, continues our annual juried show for college students!
Like the annual Expo juried show, 2017 College Expo aims to bring together artists from around the state. The exhibition offers college students an opportunity to enter into a dialogue with their Texas-based counterparts and to see work by their colleagues at other institutions. The exhibition will offer visitors an overview of the variety of perspectives that exist throughout colleges and universities in Texas.
The Rules
  • To submit work, please visit http://500x.slideroom.com
  • The exhibition is open to all artists enrolled in college-level courses in Texas.
  • The entry fee is $30 for up to 3 images (includes details of work).
  • All visual media are eligible, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation   and video (artist must supply all required electronic equipment).
  • Artists will be notified via email Tuesday, Feb. 5th, if the work has been accepted into the exhibition. If you do not receive an email, your work has not been accepted.
  • All work must be picked up by March 13th . $50 storage charge for work left after this date.
The Exhibition
  • Work must be exhibition ready (with securely attached D-rings, cleats, etc). Works without hanging hardware- even if accepted by the juror- will NOT be accepted for the exhibition, and there will be no refund of the entry fee.
  • Complex installations will be considered only if the artist is available to install.
  • During drop-off, accepted entrants must show a current student ID.
  • Securely label each work with your name, title of work, media, dimensions, date of                 execution, and price. You will be asked to fill out a form with this information for our records again on site.
  • The gallery retains a 40% commission on all artwork sold during the exhibition.


  • January 29th: Submission of work due online at http://500x.slideroom.com
  • February 5th: Accepted artists notified
  • February 11th and 12th2-5 pm: Artists drop-off work
  • February 18, 7-10 pm: Opening Reception
  • March 12th: Exhibition Ends
  • March 12th & 13th: Artists Pick-Up Work
500X Gallery, 500 Expositon Ave., Dallas, TX 75226

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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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Opening Reception for The Visual Arts Society of Texas’ 11th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition


You are invited to the Opening Reception for the 11th Annual Visual Arts Society of Texas’ 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition
on January 13, 2017, from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Gough Gallery, in the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX, 76201

The 125-Mile Exhibition was initiated in 2006 to establish a regional high quality juried art exhibition for artists living within a 125-mile radius of Denton, Texas to compete and show their work at the Gough Gallery in the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory, Denton, TX 76201.

Featured artists:
Carrie Adamson-Riefler, Sanger, TX
Ernie Benton, Justin, TX
Deborah Boschert, Lewisville, TX
Susan K. Boyle, Denton, TX
Eilene Carver, Flower Mound, TX
Gillian Chapura, Denton, TX
Susan Paulson Clark, Dallas, TX
Noriko DeWitt, McKinney, TX
Audrey Dreimiller, Denton, TX
Kathy Elliot, Garland, TX
Julie England, Dallas, TX
Mindy Faubion, Denton, TX
Curtis Frederick, Rockwall, TX
Mary Golden-Musick, Paris, TX
Lin Hampton, Denton, TX
Amy Jenkins, Saginaw, TX
Navneeta Khemka, Flower Mound, TX
Sudeep Kumar, Farmers Branch, TX
Tonya, Littmann, Denton, TX
Arianna Morales, Denton, TX
Teri Muse, Argyle, TX
Heather Pregger, Fort Worth, TX
Alfredo Santesteban, Lewisville, TX
Kimberly Schaefer, Denton, TX
Robert, Sparks, Denton, TX
Krispen Spencer, Denton, TX
Gary Uribe, Fort Worth, TX
Jo Williams, Denton, TX
R’Lene Winters, Flower Mound, TX
Deanna Wood, Denton, TX

About the Jurors:
Linda Ridgway (born 1947 in Jeffersonville, Indiana) creates poetic bronze wall reliefs that convey both autobiographical and cultural imagery. Although educated as a printmaker, Ridgway continues to experiment with the limits of various media to create work that remains intimate regardless of scale. Ridgway’s bronzes emerge from a two-dimensional template to become new spatial objects that elucidate the artist’s personal experiences.

Linda Ridgway received an M.F.A. from Tulane University, and a B.F.A. from the Louisville School of Art. She has participated in various solo and group exhibitions including Linda Ridgway: A Survey, Poetics of Form at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas and the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas in 1997-98; and One Hundred Years: The Permanent Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas in 2002.
John Alexander Taylor received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Dallas. He has exhibited throughout Texas and the United States. Taylor is Adjunct Professor in printmaking at Cedar Valley College, and has taught at Southeast Tarrant College, Southern Methodist University, and others in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He was a member of 500X Gallery and currently exhibits at RO2 Gallery. He served as a representative of the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas, where he moderated a panel discussion on the future of printmaking in the DFW area.
Taylor’s work incorporates the style of large vinyl murals, prints, and photography. It reflects his many interests in urban landscape at the turn of the 20th century – architecture that is constructed and arranged with modern elements. He creates large wall murals using commercial materials such as vinyl, wood, paint, and illumination. By demonstrating his love of teaching and the joy of making his own art, he pushes students to find their own artistic voice and take on the challenge of being an artist.

The exhibition is on display from January 13 – February 25, 2017

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am – 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed

Teri Muse, Exhibition Chair
Deanna Wood, Vice President of Exhibitions

Visual Arts Society of Texas
PO Box 1281
Denton, TX 76202

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30th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition Opening Reception Feb. 3


30th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition

Presented in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts
Opening Reception, Friday, February 3, 2017, 6-8 PM, Juror Awards at 6:45 PM

On view February 3 – May 6, 2017, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
$5 for public, FREE for GDAC members, students and children under 12
Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. Now in its 30th year, the exhibition opens to international artists as we celebrate the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. http://dentonarts.com

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“20 Under 20” Juried Art Exhibit awards reception Jan. 12 at Blue House Too

allen arts alliance

“20 Under 20”

Juried Art Exhibit

Blue House Too

The Allen Arts Alliance is proud to present the 2nd Annual “20 under 20”., juried art exhibit showcasing 20 emerging artists under the age of 20. The exhibit will be on display at the Allen Arts Alliance Blue House Too Artspace in Watters Creek from January 13 through February 11, 2017.

The Arts Alliance received submissions of original artwork from 85 emerging young, artists under the age of 20 from throughout Collin County. The 208 submissions have been reviewed by a jury panel and the 50 selected pieces will be unveiled at an opening reception on January 12, 2017 at Blue House Too ArtSpace from 6 to 8 p.m. The selected artists, listed below, will be present.



Anna Rose Redman, Lovejoy High School
Anukriti Singh, Allen High School
Austin Galletti, Allen High School
Charissa Zou, Plano West Senior High School
Elijah Ruhala, Lovejoy High School
Emma Brown, Plano West Senior High School
Frances Wu, Plano West Senior High School
Grace Swierenga, Allen High School
Ira Gulati, Plano West Senior High
Isabella Vivas, Plano West Senior High School
Jolene Limqueco, Plano East Senior High School
Kai A. Snowden, Heritage High School
Karen Lin, Plano West Senior High School
Kate Walker, Allen High School
Katherine Kabel, Plano West Senior High School
Leticia Li, Allen High School
Ritika Diddi Allen High School
Sunny Li, Allen High School
Taylor Lacey, Plano West Senior High School
Laura Timaran, Plano East Senior High School
At the opening artists’ reception the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize winners will be announced. The cash prizes are funded this year through the Allen Arts Alliance partnership with Kendra Scott/Kendra Gives Back, an evening designed to support the work of the Allen Arts Alliance which was hosted at the Watters Creek store last fall.

For more information visit: allenartsalliance.org



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TAG “Embracing Exploration” Show call for entries


The 2017 Trinity Arts Guild Winter Members’ Juried Show challenge theme is “Embracing Exploration”. Up to $1,200 in prizes and cash awards. 

Prospectus: embracing-exploration

All entries must be presented to the Gallery between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Registration may be either in person on Feb. 7 or prior online. See Calendar of events for early entry options. Online registration and information:  http://www.trinityartsguild.net/prospectus-and-entry-forms

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery Bedford Boys Ranch Park 2819 R.D. Hurt Parkway Bedford, TX 76021

Entry and Payment: First 3 entries for TAG members is $35 Non-members may pay dues and entry fees to enter the show. Each additional entry up to 6 total entries is $5,

1. Works on Canvas or Hardboard
2. Works on Paper or Yupo
3. Three Dimensional Special recognition may be given for an entry in the Three Dimensional category if it also embraces the challenge.

Challenge Category 4. Embracing Exploration This entry should explore subjects or art forms from around the world. It may include but is not limited to exotic animals, tribal art, oriental painting techniques or works from exotic locations. Each entry must include a written artist statement about the work. The artist statement should be mounted on an 8”x10” mat board or framed to be hung with your artwork.

Calendar of Events

 Saturday, February 4, 2017 – 9:30 am to 11:00 am Early Drop off .
 Monday, February 6, 2017 – 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm Early Drop off (Early entries dropped off on Monday night must be pre-registered on-line.)
 Tuesday, February 7, 2017 – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Registration and Drop off for the Embracing Exploration Show. No late entries will be accepted.
 Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – Show Opens
 Monday, March 6, 2017 – Reception and awards 6:30 pm (prior to monthly meeting)
 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – Close of Show – all work must be picked up.


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Dr. Mark Roglán Honored at 28th Annual Obelisk Awards


Each year, The Obelisk Awards recognize the extraordinary achievements that can be obtained when commerce and culture unite.

Congratulations Dr. Mark A. Roglán
The Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum

Inaugural Recipient
“Visionary Nonprofit Arts Leader”

Pictured above with Kevin Hurst, Neiman Marcus Director of Charitable Giving and
Co-chair of the 28th Annual Obelisk Awards Luncheon.
Learn More

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VAST presents the 11th annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition Jan. 13


VAST presents the 11th annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition
Opening Reception, Friday, January 13, 2017, 5:30-7:30 PM

On view January 14 – February 25, 2017, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Free
The Visual Arts Society of Texas presents this exhibition to reinstate their long tradition of showcasing 2D and 3D juried art work from DFW to southern Oklahoma. Artists living within 125 miles of Denton, TX are eligible to enter this exhibition. Learn more at vastarts.org


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CADD announces CADDfund 2017


Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Present
CADD FUNd 2017
Sunday, March 5th, 5:00 – 7:30 pm
3015 Gulden Lane
Dallas, TX 75212

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas will again celebrate creativity and community with a Sunday Soup Supper onMarch 5th at 3015 at Trinity Groves. CADD FUNd 2017 will be a fun, fast-paced evening of sharing innovative ideas about potential artistic projects. CADD FUNd 2017 will make possible a high-impact idea that needs the support of the DFW arts community.

The idea for the annual CADD FUNd was inspired by similar events throughout the United States such as Feast in Brooklyn, Incubate in Chicago and Spread in Santa Fe. Over the past several years, numerous organizations have taken the basic premise of a Sunday soup dinner – collect creative proposals, invite the public to pay, eat, and listen, and then democratically vote for a winner – and adapted it to their own local purposes.

This year’s CADD FUNd will be awarded to a current or previous B.A, B.F.A., M.A. or M.F.A. graduate or candidate from an institution within 100 miles of Dallas. Six finalists will be selected from all of the applicants by three esteemed jurors to be announced soon. (Past jurors included: Gabriel Ritter, Judy Deaton, William Rudolph, Michael Mazurak, Jed Morse and Justine Ludwig.)

During the event on March 5th, the finalists will present short proposals for original and yet-to-be-realized new projects. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and then the audience participants will vote for their favorite project. After a short recess to tally the votes, the winner of CADD FUNd 2017 will be announced!

The CADD FUNd is $2500 – $7500 + and beyond. Funds are raised by ticket sales and will go to the winner chosen by the audience. Tickets are $40 per person and will go on sale in January. Tickets will not be available at the door. In an effort to make CADD FUNd 2017 as accessible as possible for the students and artists, $10 of each ticket sold will be applied to jurors’ fees and administrative costs in lieu of charging application fees.

The 2015 CADD FUNd was awarded to Rachel Rushing for her project- Sunset Art Studios: An Oak Cliff artist run studio and exhibition space. Named for the former Sunset Streetcar Line, Sunset Art Studios is a culturally invested art space. A group of local artists develop their work while providing the surrounding community opportunities to directly engage in the process of art. Ms. Rushing will give a short presentation at the event about her project, Sunset Art Studios.

While CADD FUNd is about raising much-needed cash, we hope that it will also be a forum to discuss the many other needs and resources that help make projects happen.

ABOUT CADD – 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.

Apply for CADDfund 2017

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas | 1845 Levee Street #100, Dallas, TX 75207

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SWA 2016 Membership Show Awards


Society of Watercolor Artists 2016 Juried Membership Exhibition

The show is currently on view at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center through December 28th, 2016. Don’t miss it – it’s spectacular! The SWA show includes all types of watermedia.

The awards were announced at the Reception on December 2. For images of the winning paintings, click here.


Society of Watercolor Artists
2016 Juried Membership Exhibition Awards

2016 George Grant Tribute Award
Best of Show
Muriel Mimura
Alma with Monarchs

2nd Place
r. mike nichols
Family Foto

3rd Place
Elaine Jary
Late Afternoon Egret


Lynne Buchanan
Every Single Time

Robert Cook
Lake Nocturne

Nancy Mass
Chisos Mountains

Suzy Powell
Keri’s Jacks


Denis Benjamin
Red Onions

Robbie Fitzpatrick
Dressage Diva

Hugh Heaton
Lost Woman

Dawn Kerbs
Stickin’ Your Neck Out

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Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition call for entries – $9,000 in prizes


The annual TxN exhibit is back for its 32nd year! This prestigious five-state competition pulls entries representative of the the best of American art. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center.

The 2017 Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition is open to all artists 18 and older living in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Up to three works of art may be entered by an artist for an entry fee of $40 ($35 for IAA members).$9.000 in prizes! Artists may also earn signature status by exhibiting in five shows. Juror for the 2017 exhibition is Michael Holter. Deadline is Feb. 1, 2017

See the official Texas & Neighbors website at texasandneighbors.com for the prospectus and online registration form. Printable version of prospectus: 2017txnprospectusweb.

Subscribe to the TxN mailing list.


All events will take place at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062.
Visit www.lrvingArtsCenter.com for directions

  • Deadline for entries                     Wednesday, February 1, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance             February 20, 2017
  • Shipped paintings arrive                March 6 -10, 2017
  • Hand deliveries                              Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Juror talk & Reception                   Saturday, March 11, 2017 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Exhibit dates                                APRIL 29 – JUNE 3, 2017
  • Reception & Awards Ceremony    Sunday, April 30, 2017 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Strike                                             Sunday, June 4, 2017 1:00 -5:00 pm


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Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2017 with juror Benito Huerta


Texas National 2017 Art Competition & Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: April 8 – June 10, 2017.  

DEADLINE January 22, 2017                        

The Juror: Benito Huerta

Awards: 1st – $2,000; 2nd – $1,000; 3rd – $500; Honorable Mentions

Eligibility: TEXAS NATIONAL COMPETITION & EXHIBITION 2017 is open to all artists working in the United States. Works may be of any medium (except video and performance). All works must be original and completed within THE LAST TWO YEARS. Works too old or two large will be disqualified. No previously submitted works will be accepted. All works must be available through the entire run of the show. Do not submit works for jury that might be sold before or shown elsewhere during the TEXAS NATIONAL 2017 show time frame. Deadline for entries is January 22, 2017. Visit us at: http://www.art.sfasu.edu/cole, or apply on line at: https://www.callforentry.org/ and search for Texas National. Questions? email us at sfaartgalleries@sfasu.edu, or call 936-468-1131.

f you require additional information regarding TEXAS NATIONAL, e-mail us at sfaartgalleries@sfasu.edu

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS SOME THINGS HAVE CHANGED. Size Limitations: Two-dimensional works, when displayed, cannot exceed 48” in height or width, including frame. Three-dimensional works cannot exceed 60” in height, 24” in width, and 24” in depth. If a separate pedestal is sent with the work, the total height, including the pedestal, must not exceed 60”.  The weight limitation of each crated or packaged work must not exceed 50 lbs. Deadline for entries is January 22, 2017.

Entry Fee and Procedures: One, two or three digital images may be submitted via CaFÉ for $35 entry fee at https://www.callforentry.org. Secure credit card payments can be made through CaFÉ.

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2016 ECAA Membership Show Winners


Best of Show – Tina Bohlman

Wet Media: Level I

First Place – Jeff Ott

Second Place – Steve Miller

Third Place – Olivette Hubler

Third Place – Burl Sloan

Honorable Mention –

Brenda Klein

Honorable Mention –

Candace Faber

Honorable Mention –

Jana Jennings

Wet Media: Level II

First Place – Mary Brooks

Second Place –

Audrey McCullough

Honorable Mention –

Brandon Richards

Honorable Mention –

Pam Briden

Dry Media

First Place – Ruben Contreras

Second Place – Donna Miller

Third Place – Stan Smith

Honorable Mention –

David Harper

Honorable Mention –

Katrina Rabien



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SWA Membership Exhibition reception & awards Dec. 2 in Fort Worth


You are invited to our reception on Friday, December 2nd in Fort Worth! The Society of Watercolor Artists is the only organization in Tarrant County exclusively for water media. Formed in 1981, SWA hosts 2 juried exhibitions each year–an international Spring event and the Membership Show. The group has monthly meetings usually on the third Monday evening when an art demostration is shared with those attending. The 2016 Juried Membership Exhibition highlights the talent of it members, primarily from Fort Worth and North Texas area.  Many SWA members are known nationally for their work, and some routinely exhibit in international venues.

Come see the best of watercolor at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center during the month of December. The SWA show juror is Nancy Lamb, a well-known local artist.The exhibition will be available for viewing from the 2nd of December to the end of the month. The FWCAC hosts a huge reception Friday, 2 December from 6-9pm.

The SWA Awards announcements will be made that evening and all are invited. The prize fund for the show is $4000 in cash and merchandise. More about SWA can be found on the website: www.swawatercolor.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocietyOfWatercolorArtists/


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Meadows Museum Accepting Applications for 2016 Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award


Applications are being accepted through December 7 for the 2016 Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award. Learn More

DALLAS (SMU), October 17, 2016—The Meadows Museum at SMU is accepting applications now through November 30, 2016, from area artists for the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award. The award is given annually to an outstanding North Texas artist who has exhibited professionally for at least ten years and who has a proven track record as an active community advocate for the visual arts. The cash prize for the award is $2,500.  The competition is accepting entries in the genres of drawing, painting, sculpture, assemblage, construction, video, photography, performance, and installation. To be eligible, an artist must reside in one of the following North Texas counties: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, or Wise. To enter, visit www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org/Moss_Chumley.htm to download an application.  For questions, contact Nicole Atzbach (214-768-4490; natzbach@smu.edu) or Shelley DeMaria(214-768-4246; sdemaria@smu.edu).

The following individuals have been named to the jury for the 2016 award:

Danielle Avram, freelance arts writer and gallery director, Texas Woman’s University

Joan Davidow, co-director, SITE131; director emerita, Dallas Contemporary

Heyd Fontenot, artist and director of Central Trak: The UT Dallas Artists Residency

Annette Lawrence, professor/chair of studio art, University of North Texas; 2015 Moss Chumley recipient

Shelley DeMaria, curatorial assistant, Meadows Museum, SMU

David Leggett, photographer and membership manager, Meadows Museum, SMU

Nicole Atzbach, curator, Meadows Museum, SMU

The Moss/Chumley Memorial Fund was begun in 1989 by Frank Moss and the Meadows Museum as a tribute to Jim Chumley; Moss’s name was added to the fund upon his death in 1991. Moss and Chumley were two Dallas art dealers who made outstanding contributions to the visual arts in North Texas during the 1980s. The pair operated the Nimbus Gallery on Routh Street from 1980 to 1987 and the Moss/Chumley Gallery at the Crescent Court from 1986 to 1989, where they showcased numerous new artists. Established in 1995, the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award is given in their memory.

The winner will be announced at a private museum event on January 26, 2017.


About the Meadows Museum

The Meadows Museum is the leading U.S. institution focused on the study and presentation of the art of Spain. In 1962, Dallas businessman and philanthropist Algur H. Meadows donated his private collection of Spanish paintings, as well as funds to start a museum, to Southern Methodist University. The Museum opened to the public in 1965, marking the first step in fulfilling Meadows’s vision to create “a small Prado for Texas.”

Today, the Meadows is home to one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain. The collection spans from the 10th to the 21st centuries and includes medieval objects, Renaissance and Baroque sculptures, and major paintings by Golden Age and modern masters. Since 2010 the Museum has been engaged in a multidimensional partnership with the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, which has included the exchange of scholarship, exhibitions, works of art, and other resources.

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New Emerging Artist Award from Mercedes-Benz Financial for SMU and TCU Students


Mercedes-Benz Financial Services announced on October 19 the Emerging Artist Award in Fort Worth for art students and graduates of Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Texas Christian University (TCU). $10,000 in other awards were also revealed during the eighth annual exhibition “Experiencing Perspectives” at the MBFS regional corporate offices in Fort Worth.

For more about the corporate art program, go to mbfs-art.com. To see the art selected for Fort Worth, go to http://mbfs-art.com/exhibitions/fort-worth/2015-16-fort-worth/

For an explanation of the program on the SMU website see


For more see http://www.dallasnews.com/business/business/2015/06/01/mercedes-benz-art-program-benefits-smu-tcu-students



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ECAA Membership Show call for entries




ARE YOU READY? Only a couple of weeks left to finish that award-winning masterpiece! If you aren’t a member click here to find out about us: https://elliscountyart.net/other-form


P.O. Box 2064 – Waxahachie, TX 75168

113 W. FRANKLIN Waxahachie, TX 75165

972-937-3414 ecaa@elliscountyart.net



  • November 13 Sunday (1:00 – 5:00)
  • November 15 (Tuesday) 10:00 – 6:00

Artists must pick up art from Paint Historic Waxahachie to make room for Members Show. Art inventory delivered for “holiday sales” will remain (but not judged for awards) and incorporated into Membership Show. Deliver artwork to the Art On the Square location during normal business hours as posted above. Be prepared to pay entry fee and complete appropriate paper work/artwork tags upon delivery.

  • November 16 – 17 (WednesdayThursday) Volunteers will be needed to hang art show as well as take down present exhibit. We will start after hours on Wednesday afternoon (5:00 til 8:00) and finish during regular business hours on Thursday.
  • November 19 (Saturday) 5:00 – 7:00 Artist Reception ⢠Awards Ceremony 6:00 (Open to the public)

If you have any questions concerning pick up & delivery of art work, please contact Show Chair Lynn LaRose lynn@laroseart.com

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Masters of the Fall: Annual Fall Show opens Nov. 5 at Dutch Art


Dutch Art Gallery Invitation:

Opening Reception of the 10th Annual Fall Show Art Exhibition

Saturday, November 5, 2016


First 25 attendees will receive
an original art miniature.

Enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Meet and Mingle With The Artists

Awards Will Be Announced
at 2pm on Saturday, November 5th

Cast Your Vote By 3pm On Saturday, November 5th

All attendees are welcome to cast your vote for your favorite entry by simply writing the entry number and inserting it into the ballot box.

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




10233 E Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75238

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




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Winning Art From The 2016 ‘A Year On The Plaza’ Art Competition Now On Display In The Dallas Arts District


Completed by artist Tanya Joiner Slate, “Trinity River Origami” will adorn the 28-by-9-foot wall in The Catholic Foundation Plaza for one year


The Catholic Foundation has announced local artist Tanya Joiner Slate as the winner of the 2016 ‘A Year on the Plaza’ Art Competition. Her artwork, “Trinity River Origami,” was unveiled on the 28-by-9-foot public art wall in The Catholic Foundation Plaza during a ceremony on Oct. 12 and will remain on display for one year.

“Tanya Joiner Slate’s captivating mural portrays an inspiring message both to and about the city of Dallas,” said J. Matthew Kramer, President and CEO of The Catholic Foundation. “The heart of the Dallas Arts District is a perfect fit for the piece, and we congratulate Tanya for her talent and ability to create meaningful artwork for visitors of The Catholic Foundation Plaza to enjoy.”

Located on the grounds of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe across from the Meyerson Symphony Center, The Catholic Foundation Plaza was dedicated in 2006 as a gift from The Catholic Foundation to the Dallas community to commemorate the Foundation’s 50th anniversary. The 3,900-square-foot public space is an oasis for Dallas citizens and visitors to enjoy at no cost.

“In celebration of one of the world’s most recognizable skylines and the river on which it sits, I created this piece to honor Dallas’ resilience and strength in the face of whatever storms may come its way,” said Slate. “I am thrilled to be chosen as this year’s winner of ‘A Year on the Plaza’ Art Competition. What an honor it is to have my artwork showcased in the dynamic city of Dallas.”

Tanya’s artwork, along with submissions by other Texas professional artists, was reviewed by a panel of highly respected members of the local arts community before being selected. This year’s selection committee included: Father Rudy Garcia, rector of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe; Cindy M. Gummer, owner of The Enchanted Galleries; Jim Keyes, 2013 ‘A Year on the Plaza’ Art Competition winner; Patricia B. Meadows, Art Connections; Katherine Wagner, CEO of the Business Council for the Arts; and architect Gary Skotnicki. A piece by Ben Woitena entitled “Migration” was selected as an honorable mention in this year’s competition.

Winners of the ‘A Year on the Plaza’ Art Competition receive a $2,500 award in addition to the year-long public display. Former winners include Marty Ray’s “Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art” in 2006, Ann Cushing Gantz’s “Trumpeting Angels” in 2007, Pamela Nelson’s “Magic Carpet” in 2008; David Zvanut’s “Music on Parade” in 2009; J. Lynn Kelly’s “Downtown Playground” in 2010; Rebecca Guy’s “Dallas in Wonderland” in 2011; Cornelius Brackens Jr. “When the Troops Come Marching Home” in 2012; Jim Keyes’ “Homage to The Concertgebouw” in 2013; Barbara Dybala’s “The Dallas Arts District Word Search,” in 2014; and Stuart Hausmann’s “Paint the Town” in 2015.


The Catholic Foundation is a trusted giving vehicle for the Catholic community. Chartered in 1955, the Foundation was founded by a group of dedicated Catholic laymen with a vision that extended far beyond the charitable needs of the moment. The Foundation has spent decades building a strong community, helping donors fulfill their charitable goals, and preserving the founders’ vision and philanthropic legacy. Over the past 40 years, the Foundation has provided more than $100 million in grants to religious, charitable and educational organizations. Today, it manages more than $223 million in assets and houses more than 390 charitable funds and trusts.



Above (L-R): Vicky Lattner, Chairman of The Catholic Foundation Board of Trustees; Tanya Joiner Slate, winning artist of the 2016 Year on the Plaza Art Competition; and Matt Kramer, President and CEO of The Catholic Foundation at the art dedication ceremony on Oct. 12 in the Dallas Arts District.


Above: 2016 Year on the Plaza Art Competition winner Tanya Joiner Slate (center) with art competition judges (L-R) Cindy Gummer, owner of The Enchanted Galleries; Patricia Meadows, Art Connections; Katherine Wagner, CEO of the Business Council for the Arts; and architect Gary Skotnicki.


Above (L-R): Bill Keffler, Chief Operating Officer of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas; Councilmember Jennifer Staubach Gates, City Council District 13; Matt Kramer, President and CEO of The Catholic Foundation; and Vicky Lattner, Chairman of The Catholic Foundation Board of Trustees at the art dedication ceremony on Oct. 12 in the Dallas Arts District.


Above: 2016 Year on the Plaza Art Competition winner Tanya Joiner Slate and her two granddaughters admire her piece, “Trinity River Origami,” which will be on display in The Catholic Foundation Plaza for one year.


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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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