Tag Archive: botanical art

Natural Selection by Renee Wrenwood July 7-9 at the Cove in McKinney

Renee Wrenwood invites you to attend

Natural Selection, an exhibit of her watercolor paintings this weekend July 7-9, at The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee, McKinney

Watermedia Paintings by Renee F. Wrenwood
Friday, July 7, 7 – 9 pm
Saturday, July 8, 6 – 10 pm, 8 pm Artist Talk
Sunday, July 9, by appointment only

Finding beauty in the natural world, Renee F. Wrenwood explores the majesty of mountains, the intricacies of a single flower, and the details and impressions that make life the interesting show that it is.  Renee is an award-winning local artist.  She loves the surprises that water media present; the way the paint and water move upon the paper are part of the thrill of creating. The freshness and beauty of her watercolors express the gloriousness of nature. 

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ART IN THE GARDEN 2016 call for artists



The Fort Worth Botanical Society & the Fort Worth Garden Club invite regional artists and artisans to submit work for the 9th Annual Art in the Garden. As a part of FW’s popular Fall Gallery Night, the juried exhibition and sale showcase artwork at the historic FW Botanic Garden in the heart of the Cultural District. Art in the Garden is a natural complement to the FW Botanic Garden and net proceeds support improvements and maintenance of the Garden.

The FW Botanic Garden was established in 1934 and is the oldest botanic garden in Texas. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is home to over 2,500 species of native and exotic plants in more than twenty-three specialty gardens. Just west of downtown Fort Worth and in the Cultural District, the FW Botanic Garden is a family-friendly venue.

The exhibition is open from: Friday, September 9th — 1:00pm-5:00pm Saturday, September 10th — 10:00am-6:00pm Sunday, September 11th — 1:00pm-4:00pm Gallery Night Artist’s Reception is on Saturday, September 10th 4:00pm-6:00pm Winners will be selected in seven categories, including oil/acrylic, water media, drawing/pastel, mixed media, photography, sculpture and jewelry.

Deadline for entries: Monday, June 13th, 2016 Entry Fee: $40 (up to three entries) All entries will receive 2 complimentary passes to visit the Japanese Garden & Conservatory inside the FW Botanic Garden. For additional information, call 817-392-5510. http://www.fwbg.org/

Key Dates/Deadlines:  

June 13, 2016       Artist’s entry form, fee and image(s) are due
August 1, 2016      Printable Acceptance Letters/Contracts are emailed/mailed
August 15, 2016    Artist’s Acceptance Letters/Contracts are due

Prospectus: https://form.jotform.com/60564723830152

Entry form: EntryForm_Brochure


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BOTANICALS the exhibition at thegallery8680


Botanicals: Botanical Expression includes 60 pieces of beautiful original art and photography for sale all executed by local artists

Our desire is to create a space for emerging artists of a visionary nature. Whether self-taught or raised within the disciplines of art, we believe that the essence of true artistic expression comes from an earnest desire to say something. We aim to facilitate the artist by promoting the exhibition and sale of art to the general public and the local art population, while hoping to create a hub for an emerging art community. We have had a wonderful response to each of our shows and hope you will join us in creating a new dimension to art in Frisco.

April 22 – May 16, 2016

thegallery8680@gmail.com http://www.thegallery8680.com/
The gallery is located: @ 8680 main street suite e1 Frisco Texas 75034.
Robyn parker Feehan Creative Director thegallery8680

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Delia deVer: Communicating with Plants Exhibit

deVerBRIT show Invite

Communicating with Plants: Paintings & drawings by Delia deVer. Nov. 7, 2015 – Jan. 7, 2016

Reception Nov. 14 1-3pm

Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth http://BRIT.org


Artist statement: Above all else, this collection of art is my way of speaking on behalf of wilderness plant life and all the life they support to people that see the beauty and understand how interconnected we all are, as well as to those that can be reached by the power of their silent song for the first time at any moment.

My approach is to sit for a long while, as a gentle visitor, in wild lands from local Fort Worth prairies, the Texas hill country, west Texas to the Oregon coast and the wildest lands of Baja California. Some paintings are created in my Fort Worth studio based on the location work and the energy and understanding I carry back with me.

My approach is expressionistic and abstract with a merging of both my eastern and western art practices. They are not romantic, idealized images of nature because that does not seem true for our times. They are loosely botanically correct depictions.

I express in my work the incredible aliveness, unique forms and the sublime joy that wild plants give abundantly, often without notice. I share concern and send requests to all those that can make a difference for their protection and continuation in rural, wild lands and cities.

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Julio Suarez Workshop on Drawing Artists & Nature Together

Sorry, the workshop has been cancelled.



A Drawing & Watercolor Painting Workshop

Texas and Neighbors Juror Workshop

Julio Suarez, Instructor

April 5 – 6, 2014

Saturday April 5th:  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday April 6th:  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

For registration, see http://www.texasandneighbors.com/Suarezworkshop.htm

Julio Suarez invites artists of all levels and abilities who enjoy sketching, drawing and watercolor painting to this two–day workshop celebrating nature and creative interpretation of natural objects in unique compositions. Workshop fee: $140 ($135 for IAA members) Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX.


Julio Suarez Art JournalJulio Suarez Sunflower watercolor

In this workshop, participants will draw and paint from direct observation using natural specimens and photographs. Thumbnail sketches, gestural drawing and values studies will be studied in developing compositions for watercolor paintings, sometimes with application of pen and ink. Topics covered include composition, ink studies, color relativity and harmonies and different ways of approaching botanical painting. Emphasis will be placed on expressing yourself through your personal style with new skills. In a relaxed learning environment, the instructor will offer creative drawing and painting exercises and provide individual attention with demonstration and useful tips.

Julio Suarez

Click here to see the supply list. The instructor will provide natural specimens (flowers, plants, pinecones, shells and more), photographs and handouts as resources. Plein air sketching on the grounds of Jaycee Park will be available weather-permitting.


juliosuarezJulio Suarez is a visual artist and art educator since dedicating his life to art in 1991. The award-winning artist works in watercolor and acrylic primarily but also enjoys the challenge of mixed media, printmaking and botanical illustration. He earned a B.A. from New York University and studied fine art at Collin College. He continues his art education through ongoing professional art workshops in painting and museum programs.

His art work, including watercolors and pen and ink illustrations have been published in poetry books, college magazines, corporate and personal greeting cards and marketing materials. His personal art work, consisting of paintings (watercolor, acrylic), greeting card design and prints, has been exhibited in galleries throughout the Metroplex. His commissioned artwork is in private collections throughout the US, Canada, China and Japan.

He has served as art juror for participants in the North Texas Business Council for the Arts and has presented lectures and art workshops in the Metroplex, Corsicana and Tyler. He is a member of the Texas Commission on the Arts. Suarez is an art enrichment teacher and teaching artist for children, teachers and adults affiliated with SMU, Plano Parks and Recreation Therapeutic department, the Navarro Council of the Arts and Big Thought. In addition to drawing and painting, he teaches the art of cartooning in hand-drawn comics, digital storytelling and graphic novels. Please visit his website at: www.juliorsuarez.com and his “Earth, Petal Wing” blog at: www.earthpetalwingblogspot.com.

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