Tag Archive: collage

Artists’ Showplace Workshops 2017 / 2018

Artists’ Showplace, 15615 Coit Rd.  #230, SW Quadrant of Coit and Arapaho,
Gallery Hours:  10 am – 6 pm Tuesday – Saturday or by Appointment,
Dallas, TX 75248

ENROLL EARLY! (972) 233-1223

For full schedule and class details www.theartistsshowplace.com



September 20-23, 2017 $385
September 29 – October 1, 2017 $285
October 9 – 13, 2017 $500
October 27-29, 2017
$300 (Includes silks, dyes, palette)
November 2nd – November 4th. 2017 $285
November 7th – 9th, 2017 $300

2018 Workshops


January 23 – 25, 2018 $290 


February 21 – 24, 2018 $385


March 6 – 9, 2018 $400


May 2-5, 2018$475 (Fee includes 2 live models per day)
November 1-4, 2018. $400



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2017 IAA Printmaking, Collage & Assemblage Show call for art -registration closed

2017 IAA Printmaking, Collage & Assemblage Show call for art

Open call for artists in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. FREE to enter. Reserve your spot now – deadline is July 27. Space is limited, REGISTRATION CLOSED due to unexpectedly large response.

Gallery address: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1075 Puritan, Irving TX 75061

Deliver work to Gallery: Saturday, July 29 -10 am – 2 pm
Exhibit dates: July 30 – August 25, 2017
Reception: Sunday, August 6 2-4 pm
Pick up: Saturday, August 26 10 am – 2 pm

We’re looking for original hand-pulled prints, printed computer art, or collages created by the applying artist. Small assemblages that can be hung on the wall are also acceptable. No art over 20 lbs in weight or larger than 36″x36″. For complete details see theProspectus: 2017 Printmaking, Collage & Small Assemblage Prospectus

Images: Optional! Images may be used for publicity.

For questions, contact Linda Wood Shotwell at iaaexhibits@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

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Soda Heads – a group show at The Grackle Art Gallery


Group show of amazing, established local artists as well as some exceptional young and up and coming ones. Come for the art, stay for the music. Saturday, May 13, 7-11pm

Featuring Elaine Taylor, Anthony Marcus Black, Heather Bird, Bailey K Chapman, Areysi Mendoza, Christopher De La Paz, Jyoti Ahmed, Rowan Barnard, Terry Horn, John Ashcraft, Katelyn Townsend, Aaron Hutchinson, Cindy Flint and Brianna Burnett.

Musical artists: Ella Rinn Brown, Jack Dingler and Rebecca Jozwiak

GRACKLE ART GALLERY  http://grackleartgallery.com/
4621 El Campo, FW. Free. 817-615-0681.


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Fall 2017 Workshops & New 2018 Workshops at Artists’ Showplace


Fall 2017 Workshops and newly announced 2018 Workshops at Artists Showplace Gallery. For a description of workshops, see http://theartistsshowplace.com/workshops/.

Secure your spot in our workshops with a $75 deposit (non-refundable).  Register early!  Call 972–233–1223.


15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75248

The Shops at Spanish Village

New addition!

Kathy Elliott
Cold Wax & Oil
September 20-23
Kathy Elliott - Cold Wax & Oil


FALL 2017 2018
Maureen Brouillette
Mixed Media Collage
September 29-October 1, 2017

Maureen Brouillette

Cecy Turner
January 23-25, 2018

Cecy Turner

Sterling Edwards
October 9-13, 2017
Sterling Edwards
Jo Moncrief
Acrylic Abstract
February 21-24, 2018

Jo Moncrief 2018

Bev Boren
November 2-4, 2017

Bev Boren Oil

Stephen Zhang
March 6-9, 2018

Stephen Zhang

Michael Holter
Figurative Watercolor
November 7-9, 2017

Michael Holter

David Kessler
All Media Abstract
April 18-21, 2018

David Kessler

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9×12 Works on Paper Show call for entries


The FWCAC announces an open call for entries: 2016 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show December 2-27, 2016.  Artworks on or of paper or paper products may be any size, but MUST fit in a 9 x 12 envelope; folded, 3D or multi-part OK.  Unmatted, unframed photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, cast or folded paper or digital prints OK (other materials attached-OK). Original artworks only; no reproductions.  Put artist’s name, address, title & date of work and medium on back.  No entry form.  Open to all artists – no age or geographical restrictions.  All artwork is shown – no jury.  Entry fee is $5US/piece; 6 entries max.  Postmark deadline November 15, 2016.  All artwork for sale for $100US; artist gets 75%.  Unsold works with SASE will be mailed by Jan 31. Send entries, entry fee by check or M.O. or PayPal to 9 x 12, FWCAC, 1300 Gendy, Ft Worth, TX 76107. Prospectus: http://www.fwcac.com/images/9x12prospectus2016.pdf

  • November 15, 2016: Postmark Deadline
  • December 2, 2016: Reception, 6 – 9PM
  • December 2 – 28, 2016: Exhibition
  • January 31, 2017: Checks & unsold works mailed

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Deanne Thibault Workshop: Line, Design & Collage Nov. 3 – 5


3 Day Workshop $150
November 3, 4, 5 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Line, Design and Collage

Shanley House
224 N. Travis St
Granbury, Tx76048

The Workshop will cover:

Line: different lines and how they are created and used in art.

Design: using photos as a starting point and how to add proven design elements, to create a better composition.

Collage: how textured papers can add a new element to your design. We will plan and create a few samples to use in your piece of art. Also how color theory teaches you to select a palette using other colors rather than the natural colors from your photo.

Deanna now lives in Granbury, Texas moving recently from Arizona. She is a teacher and delights in sharing knowledge and getting excited about who you are and where you want to go. Deanna has taught adult class for credit/noncredit in her own studio for the last forty years. She is a mentor and friend to many people. For more about the instructor, see her website: http://www.thibault4art.com/

If you are interested in Deanna’s class, you can register and receive a supply list through:
Dr. Dianna Littlejohn
817-326-5629 or email: littlejohndj@charter.net

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Summer Schedule for Artisan’s Studio Watermedia Classes & More

artisansLogo.gifArtisan’s Studio-Gallery 
2825 Valley View Lane, Suite 301
Dallas, TX 75234
ph: (972) 488-8182 –
fax: (972) 241-6504
Since1981, Artisan’s has been in the Art Business. Partners are Naomi Brotherton and Pat Kochan, who teach weekly classes and sponsor workshops by Nationally recognized artists. They also rent space to other artists like Maureen Brouillette for classes. Artisan’s plays an active part in the art community by donating a cash award yearly to the SWS Annual Membership Exhibition and has been a meeting place for several groups monthly, such as Art Focus XC; and is a member of the Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce. To inquire about renting Artisan’s for an Art Party, to teach class or other events call 972 241-6504.  https://sites.google.com/site/artisansstudiogallerysite/art-classes


FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE – ALL LEVELS Watercolor IAcrylic/ Gouache

Monday Classes 10:00 – 3:00




Times of Day / Kind. of Weather – Intermediate Levels & up

Wednesday Classes 10·2:30 $50/day





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June 6th Reception to open the Desoto Art League’s Spring Show

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Monday night of June 6, 6pm-7:30pm

Discover a piece of art that fits your taste and budget.  There’s a piece of art to match to your heart and home! Each piece has been framed and/or finished and is ready for display in your home or office or to give as a gift to someone you respect and care for.

Several of the artists will be present at this reception.

Desoto Art League 2016 Spring Show June 2 – July 29

The show will be viewable during all Desoto Public Library open hours through Saturday, July 30th and most pieces will be for sale. Juror was Dr. Dawna Hamm Walsh.

For more about the Desoto Art League see http://www.desotoartleague.com/





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LuminArté Fine Art Gallery is Presents: “Geometric Abstractions” May 21st-July 2nd 2016 – Opening Reception-May 21st 7-10:00pm

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LuminArté Fine Art Gallery is Presents: “Geometric Abstractions” May 21st-July 2nd 2016 – Opening Reception – May 21st 7-10:00pm

Geometric Abstraction is a form of abstract art based on the use of geometric forms sometimes though not always, placed in non-illusionistic space and combined into non-objective (non-representational) compositions. “Geometric Abstractions” comprises works by three artists, featured artist Paul Lorenz, Judith Seay and Angelo DeFilippo.

Artist Talk with Paul Lorenz – May 22nd at 3:00 pm will provide insight into his Graphite drawings from his years studying architecture, his drawings depict abstraction in its purest form, geometry. Paul was born in Chicago and studied oil painting at Art Institute of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley and later the International School of Art in Italy (under Nicolas Carone and Irving Petlin).


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May 9 LGAA Collage Demonstration by Jeanette Alexander

Jeanette Alexander Collage-of-Mom

Lake Granbury Art Association MEETING – MONDAY, May 9 – 7pm. LGAA Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at the Shanley House Center for the Arts at 7pm (224 North Travis in Granbury,Texas).

Don’t miss award winning local artist, Jeanette Alexander’s, demonstration on her collage techniques at the May meeting. Her ability to capture a great deal of detail using torn paper and saturated color is amazing to say the least.

She has this to say about what art means to her:
“Art is my soul food. Art got me through T.C.U. (BFA, painting) after a painful divorce. Art tugged at my soul during the years I fed my family as a stock broker and C.F.P.  Art helped me heal from a near death illness fourteen years ago. Today, art continues to feed my soul and I am blessed to spend most of my days imagining, planning, admiring and making art.”

rom the LGAA website: http://lakegranburyart.blogspot.com

Jeanette Alexander LR-Junior

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Kings of Oblivion opens May 5 at Kettle Art


Kettle Art proudly presents ‘Kings of Oblivion’ an exhibit featuring the works of three, distinct individuals who all work with paper. This show opens on Thursday May 5, 2016 and runs through Saturday, May 21.

Arts educator Justin Clumpner incorporates your daily newspaper and occasional advertisements within his painted works. Arts educator, Walter Land cuts paper, applies, dissects, and utilizes negative space to create his works. Artist & frame shop operator George Wallace III constructs large format, complex, retro-zine collage works.

In other words, comparing the medium of ‘working with paper’ is where the works of these artists compliment one another, yet a creative platform for each to stand on their own.

Kettle Art, 2650 Main St, Dallas, Texas 75226 http://kettleart.com/

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Sybren Renema: The Harvest of Leisure opens April 9 at Cydonia



CYDONIA http://www.cydoniagallery.com/
167 Payne Street | Dallas, TX 75207

In The Harvest of Leisure, Sybren Renema examines the persona of the traveling intellectual in relation to the mythos of the sublime as a perceptive fiction. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, one of the definitive wanderers in the oeuvre of Romantic British literature, exists as Renema’s partner in the development of the exhibition. Coleridge’s intoxicating and religious depictions of nature illuminate the artist’s objects, as Renema transposes Coleridge’s poetry into visual form.


The artist’s practice starts from a romantic fascination with artifacts and legends. Fastidious and obsessive in his research of history, the artist unearths how artistic objects endure and evolve through time, their relevance within contemporary culture compounded through teleological significance. The Glaswegian’s style is consistently inconsistent in the sense that each exhibition includes an idiosyncratic discovery. Renema unearths a unique, alternative view of the world as it was and how it is now, with bonus metaphorical or paradoxical implications. His areas of interests go as far back as Mesozoic era, but his artistic practice functions as a homecoming to Romanticist tropes and emblems.

An ongoing series of spliced mountain collages creates subtle scenography within the white cube. Casting imagery onto itself dislocates the ground of its landscape. Suspended, disjointed neon texts of poetry evade immediate meaning. Freed from logical understanding, the subjects become a state of non-place. The grounding of landscape is removed, revealing the Sublime as phantom projections of human visions and fantasies. A heroic floor installation comprised of 800 ceramic poppy buds cumulates into a summit within the space of the gallery. This visual reimagining of a lofty mountaintop as axis mundi is corrupted towards a problematic but likewise fantastical state of being.

The works in the exhibition are rooted in a non-committal style, founded with intricacies of canonical Western culture and early theories of the Sublime. Renema explains: “Coleridge’s position as a poet, critic, wanderer, addict and ultimately, an as intellectual underachiever make him a particularly fascinating model to work from, as his reaching for the ultimate experience was equal part ambitious and vainglorious.” While skeptical of the possibility of any true sublime experience, the artist developed The Harvest of Leisure to share encouragement to battle despair and world-weariness, if only inside one’s own head.

Sybren Renema is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague. The artist was the youngest MFA student to have been accepted to the Glasgow School of Art and the youngest to graduate. He earned his degree in 2011. His first book, based on David Livingstone’s mythology and relics, You Took the Part That was Once my Heart was awarded support by Creative Scotland and subsequently sold-out. His work is collected through Europe in both private and public collections. Renema has recorded several albums of experimental jazz, and he has toured with numerous bands around Europe. The artist lives and works in Glasgow.




CYDONIA is a contemporary art gallery dedicated to supporting careers of emerging artists whose practices have cultural and historical insight, conceptual rigor, or they are an original voice within their generation. CYDONIA programming unites our stable and supporters through co-operative practices that underlie an imperative towards posterity. We value art as a cultural good related to praxis and discourse. The gallery is open 11AM – 5PM Tuesday through Friday and from Noon – 5PM on Saturday.

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“Some Assemblage Required” by Julie Campbell at Giddens Gallery


“Some Assemblage Required”
by Julie Campbell
Featured Artist’s Reception
Saturday, Jan 9
6pm – 9pm

Show dates Dec 6-16
Tuesday – Saturday
11:00am – 6:00pm


Giddens Gallery is pleased to announce “Transitions” by Julie Campbell.

“I Love to gather interesting images and objects from various books, newspapers and graphics to assemble them in unique ways. Then these cut paper pieces and assemblages inspire me to incorporated the different elements in my paintings. I like it when people can see the progression of thought from one piece to the next and come up with their own ideas of what the works mean to them.

Some Pieces are inspired by my own experiences but most of them grow organically from the found images and become meaningful to me as I layer the subject matter into the final work of art.

Objects in my works include a doll arm found on the beach, wooden pieces from an abandoned in Colorado, Cracker Jack toys, Green Stamps, Sonic cup toppers from the 1970’s, antique match boxes and matches, and typewriter ribbon spools. See what you can find and what memories you have of them.”

Click here to read more and to view all of Julie’s work.

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art

624 South Main Street

Grapevine, Tx 76051

817-488-8600  |  www.giddensgallery.com


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Art Exhibits at the Fort Worth Public Libraries



Central Library

Still Life: Wildlife and Everything in Between

A wide variety of wildlife and still life, plus portraits and abstract pieces of art from local artists. The mixed media works include paintings, photographs and sculptures.

On display in the Gallery from October 24 to December 6. There will be a closing reception from 2 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 5.

At First by Irma Ward

At First by Irma Ward

Bull Nose by Irma Ward

Bull Nose by Irma Ward

Hazel Vaughn Leigh: Where the Boys Were

Hazel Vaughn Leigh founded the Fort Worth Boys’ Club in 1935 in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club. Under Hazel’s leadership, the Club engaged and organized thousands of Fort Worth boys. Photographs, documents, and artifacts illustrate the history of Hazel Vaughn Leigh’s work.

On display in the West Wing from July 1 to December 31.

PaperNoirElla Mae Shamblee Branch

Paper Noir

These collages create a micro-narrative from posters, books and drawings. The landscape features familiar but unrecognizable forms, generating pulp sensations of seduction, unease and climactic tension. The works are a conscious acceptance of colliding images and ideas.

On display from November 1 – 30. There will be a reception from 4 – 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 7.


Information for artists who wish to submit proposals to exhibit:  http://fortworthtexas.gov/library/recommendations/exhibiting-at-the-library.html

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Maureen Brouilllette Workshop: Mixed Media Collage Oct. 10 & 11


Mixed Media Collage
October 10 & 11, 2015 in Dallas

The goal of this workshop is to experiment, have a good time and create some jewels. All levels are welcome. Bring a friend!

Each day will include lectures, readings, a question and answer session, a demo for technique, and student painting time. Individual guidance and personal critiques will be ongoing.

We are going to create mixed media collages using acrylic paint, found and purchased papers, a variety of drawing tools, and black and white photocopies or laser prints of your own travel and family photography.

Other collage elements to bring might include poetry, letters, postcards, tickets, receipts, old paintings, monoprints and drawings, rice and tissue papers, maps, patterned paper, labels, graph paper, ledgers, vintage book pages, engravings, stamps. Bring black and white copies or laser prints of your photography in a variety of sizes instead of using the original photos or found papers.

We will use matte medium for adhesive, your favorite acrylic paints for color, plus anything you like to draw with, such as pencil, ink, charcoal, color pencils, and water soluble crayons to embellish our paintings.


For more class details and supply list see http://mbrouillette.com/workshops.html

Location: Workshops are held at the Artisan’s Studio Gallery at 2825 Valley View Lane, Suite 301, Farmer’s Branch, TX 75234. It is just West of Josey Lane and not visible from Valley View, but is located behind the Fruit Market and Auto Zone.

Fee: $150 for the weekend.

Registration: To register or if you have any questions, please call Maureen at 214-340-6914 or e-mail Maureen. Space is very limited. A $75 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit is required to hold your place in the workshop. Send your deposit to:

Maureen Brouillette
11108 Ferndale Road
Dallas, TX 75238


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Maureen Brouillette Mixed Media demo for TAG Oct. 5


Trinity Arts Guild:

Meetings are held on the first Monday evening of the month (except for Labor Day.) Visitors and guests are welcome to attend our monthly meetings and demonstrations.

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671 http://trinityartsguild.org


Egg Roll Hut by Maureen Brouillette Mixed Media Painting on Canvas, 20″ x 20″



Maureen Brouillette  –  “Duality is an important theme in my work.  I like to play with contrast between order and chaos, analytical and intuitive and geometric and organic.  The final result I strive for is a balance between reality and abstraction.  I use acrylic, oil, collage and a variety of drawing tools to make my paintings.”


Maureen is an accomplished artist and teacher. She has been featured in The Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Artist magazine and has received numerous awards in national juried exhibits. Maureen has work in corporate collections, including a recent acquisition by Rutgers University. She has two paintings, Organics I and II, which were featured nationwide by Crate and Barrel. Brouillette previously worked for 25 years as a commercial designer and art director. She now teaches classes and workshops, does demos and critiques.

Maureen is a signature member of the International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA), South Western Watercolor Society (SWS) and Texas Watercolor Society (TWS).

For more about Maureen, see her website: http://mbrouillette.com/. She will also be teaching a Mixed Media Collage workshop Oct. 10 & 11 at Artisan’s.



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Cecil Touchon – Beyond Words – Opening FALL GALLERY NIGHT



September 12 – October 10, 2015 


Saturday, September 12 12:00 – 9:00 pm
Beyond Words, an exhibition of new painting and collage works by Cecil Touchon, will be on display from September 12 to October 10, at William Campbell Contemporary Art. A reception for the artist will be held on Fort Worth Art Dealers Association (FWADA) Fall Gallery Night, Saturday, September 12, from 12:00 to 9:00 p.m. The show will feature the latest work from Touchon’s ongoing exploration of typographic abstraction, wherein pre-existing letter forms are deconstructed and extemporaneously re-assembled to create what the artist calls a “chance aesthetic.”
Based loosely on the concept of the grid, Touchon’s nonrepresentational collages

juxtapose structure with spontaneity. Disparate text-inspired shapes are disassembled and compartmentalized within tight geometric areas, at times reminiscent oftraditional printing plates, but remaining completely abstracted. Limited color palettes maintain a quiet cohesion among the various shapes, textures, and lines that move meticulously around the space, where the segments simultaneously align and overlap, protrude and recede. Ultimately, the compositions evoke a dynamic yet controlled environment throughout the picture plane.
Touchon’s collages focus not on the prescribed, utilitarian function of letters, but rather on their fundamental design aspects and visual impact. “I am interested in the concrete fabric of language, not what can be made out of it as a representational medium,” the artist explains. “I look directly at the letters, not at the ideas that float into one’s mind from reading letters… This is why I say I am releasing the letters from their burden of being bearers of meaning. Hence, this leaves the viewer free of such burdens as well.”

Touchon’s creative process begins with small collages on paper, some of which grow into larger paintings. (Beyond Words will include both the smaller works on paper and the larger canvas pieces.) He originally selected the medium of collage as an homage to the printed page, which, historically, has served as the primary vehicle for representational communication. He chose to employ typography in reference to verbiage, but also because of its graphic impact. At its core, Touchon’s principal

interest lies in transforming the written word into something purely visual. “Working with typography as a base, I experiment with multiple ways of thinking about this kind of material such as color relationships and ways of reconstructing the material,” he says.

Touchon strives to create a type of visual poetry within his work as he strips typical communication symbols of their familiarity to highlight their lyrical elegance. In this manner, he elevates through reduction, altering the letters from both visual and cerebral angles. Specific, identifiable systems transcend their assigned roles to become wholly aesthetic and universal, communicating in a way that is, consequently, beyond words.
Widely recognized throughout Texas and the United States, Cecil Touchon has substantially impacted the fine arts arena for well over two decades. The highly acclaimed artist has exhibited in galleries and museums in Dallas and Fort Worth, as well as in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Boston, Houston, St. Louis, and Atlanta, among other cities. International exhibitions include venues in Paris; Amsterdam; Berlin; Sydney, Australia; Seoul, Korea; Cuernavaca, Mexico; and Italy, where he participated in the Venice Biennial in 2009 and 2001.

Touchon is the founder and director of the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction in Santa Fe, as well as the co-founder of the International Post-Dogmatist Group. He is also a member of the Massurrealist Society and founder of the La Sociedad Massurrealista de Mexico. He has been featured in dozens of exhibition catalogues, magazine articles, and scholarly publications, including Masters: Collage-Major Works by Leading Artists (Lark Books), published in 2010.

Touchon’s work appears in the collections of several major museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Chicago Art Institute, and the Tate Modern in London. His works are found in many corporate collections as well, including those of IBM, HBO, American Airlines, American Express, Citibank, Las Vegas’s Bellagio Hotel, Neiman Marcus, Hallmark, and the Sanyo Corporation, to name a few.
A Texas native, Cecil Touchon was born in Austin and attended both North Texas State University in Denton and the University of Texas at Arlington. He has been represented by William Campbell Contemporary Art since 1984.

Founded in 1974 by William and Pam Campbell, William Campbell Contemporary Art exhibits high-quality contemporary art in a variety of media, including paintings, works on paper, mixed-media constructions, photography, prints, ceramics, and sculpture. By exhibiting nationally recognized artists, along with new and emerging talent, the gallery aims to nurture an awareness and appreciation of the exciting diversity found in contemporary art.



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Pat Kochan Experimental Worskhop July 13-15 & Watermedia Classes

Pegasus collage

Pegasus collage


Finding Your Own Style All Levels

Watercolor/Acrylic/Gouache $50/day

Monday Classes 10:00 -3:00

June 1, 15, 22, Workshop: July 13·1415, Aug.3, 17

Fall Schedule begins: Sept. 14




On Papers and Canvas

July 13-14-15 Mon Wed $170

10AM – 4PM 972 241-6504



2825 Valley View Lane, Suite 301
Dallas, TX 75234
ph: (972) 488-8182 – fax: (972) 241-6504

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A quick reminder for creative classes that are coming up in June at Sparks Studio in Arlington, Texas.

Sketch Journals
 with Suzanne McNeill
May 29, Friday, 9:30-12:00
June 12, Friday, 9:30-12:00
June 26, Friday, 9:30-12:00
Hinged Locket Jewelry with Sibling Rivalry
June 10, Wednesday, 9:00-3:30
Journey in Art with Paula Pillow (mixed Media)
June 4, Thursday, 9:30-12:00
June 25, Thursday, 9:30-12:00
Texturing and Layering with Paula Nemec
June 13, Saturday, 9:30-3:00
To sign up for any class, email or call 817-266-3085 Suzanne, or sign up online at SparksStudioArt.com.

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Maureen Brouillette: Abstract Acrylic with Mixed Media June 6 & 7

Abstract Red and Green530

Art Workshops with Maureen Brouillette

Abstract Acrylic with Mixed Media
June 6 & 7, 2015 in Dallas


The goal of this workshop is to experiment, have a good time and create a series of small paintings. All levels are welcome. Bring a friend!

Each day will include a brief lecture, a demo for technique, plenty of student painting time and individual guidance. The workshop will end with a group critique.

We are going to create abstract paintings using color, shape, texture and design to create original artwork. In addition to the items on my supply list I’d like to mention that I have been doing monoprints using a Gelli plate. I am excited to incorporate new elements into my workshop demos.

We can also incorporate found papers into our compositions. This might include letters, postcards, tickets, receipts, old paintings and drawings, rice and tissue papers, candy wrappers, maps, gold foil, patterned paper, labels, graph paper, ledgers, vintage books, engravings, stamps. I usually use black and white copies of my collage elements instead of using the originals.

We will use matte medium for adhesive, your favorite acrylic paints for color, plus anything you like to draw with, such as pencil, ink, charcoal, color pencils, and water soluble crayons to embellish our paintings. I have recently discovered black compressed carbon, water soluble discs at Asel that I absolutely love! They are usually in a box near the cash register at the Asel on Cedar Springs.

Time: 10 am to 4 pm. I will be there at 9:30 so you will have time to get settled. We will break for lunch from noon to 1:00. There are several restaurants close by. A refrigerator and microwave are available if you want to bring your lunch.

Location: Workshops are held at the Artisan’s Studio Gallery at 2825 Valley View Lane, Suite 301, Farmer’s Branch, TX 75234. It is just West of Josey Lane and not visible from Valley View, but is located behind the Fruit Market and Auto Zone.

Fee: $150 for the weekend.

Registration: To register or if you have any questions, please call Maureen at 214-340-6914 or e-mail Maureen. Space is very limited. A $75 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit is required.

For supply list see http://mbrouillette.com/workshops.html

Maureen also teaches private lessons in both collage / mixed media and traditional acrylic painting on paper and canvas as well as doing private critiques.

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Mnemosyne – Opening Reception Feb. 21 at LuminArte

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LuminArte presents Mnemosyne, a celebration of contemporary figurative art. In this inspiring exhibition, international artists, including Viktorija Bulava, Esther Wertheimer, Ray Ferrer, Sal Zagami, Victor Frankowski, Luba Muravyeva, Cesar Santafe, Katrin Alvarez, Bruno Angel, Francisco Ceron, Chema Gil, He Si’en, Dick Nosbisch and Noir/Vogue exhibit with local artists, Jonathan Davis, Michael Pavlovsky, Rick Timmons, Luis Fernando Camacho, Ben Britt, Sergei Rodionov, Anja Yamaji and John Milton. The exhibition opens in tandem with the abstract exhibit “No Body, No Evidence, Right?” and runs from January 24th to March 14th; the artists’ reception will commence on February 21st. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.


In Greek mythology, Mnemosyne was the personification of memory in Greek mythology. She was a Titaness, the daughter of Uranus and Gaia; and through her bond with Zeus, she was known for being the mother of the nine Muses. The exhibition, Mnemosyne is a sequel to the 2014 international figurative exhibition, Muse; and in this selection, the artwork encompasses the full spectrum of figuration, including Art Nouveau, Pop Art, Realism, Surrealism, Expressionism and Synthetic Cubism in the media of photography, sculpture, drawing and painting.

For many, figurative art evokes a certain kind of sentiment or emotional response. We are inspired by our memories and experiences, even in their abstraction; since the human brain tends to reconstruct the events of one’s life into an overall gestalt or narrative perception. We cannot help but relate our subjective experience to something tangible; and the most physical, personal reference is our own body. We relate to each other in a similar way, finding common connections by nurturing a sense of empathy. Figurative art can inspire this concept of connectivity, which draws upon our memories, our emotions and our life experiences. How we relate to art together as an audience can inspire social, political and cultural movements, yet can alternately restrict popular sentiment, as witnessed in the use of figurative art by totalitarian regimes and through other forms of propaganda. In this exhibition, we strive to free ourselves from restrictions and to view the liberating potential of art through the imitation of existence as inspired by the human form.


About LuminArte Gallery

LuminArte Gallery, conveniently located in the Dallas Design District, showcases contemporary award-winning artists, as well as bright emerging talent. Specializing in art placement and interior design consultation, the gallery presents collectors, designers and corporate clients with a diverse array of artwork in a variety of media, styles and techniques. Representing over forty artists from more than a dozen countries, LuminArte continues to embrace the local art community by hosting an artist in residence program, and by providing workshops and continuing education opportunities.

LuminArte Gallery is located at 1727 E. Levee Street, Dallas, Texas 75207. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11am – 6pm; and from noon to 6pm on Saturday. For more information, call 214.914.4503 or visit www.luminarte.com and follow on Facebook.


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Artisan’s Studio 2015 Schedule of Watermedia Classes & Workshops


Artisan’s Studio artists Pat Kochan and Naomi Brotherton continue their renowned watermedia classes and workshops! Guest artists: Maureen Brouillette and Warren Taylor.

Pat Kochan teaches “Finding Your Own Style” Monday classes in watercolor, acrylic and gouache.

Naomi Brotherton‘s “Variations in Watercolor” classes are held on Wednesdays. She also offers Third Staturday Workshops, plus a special Landscape Painting Working April 17 & 18.

Maureen Brouillette is again teaching her popular Abstract Mixed Media Collage Workshop Feb. 7 & 8.

Guest artist Warren Taylor will teach a 3-day Workshop on Water Soluble Pencils & Crayons March 26 – 28.

Sign up now to learn with the best. 972-488-8182. For more information, see the website artistsansstudio.com. Email: artistansD@aol.com. Artisan’s Studio is located in Farmers Branch at 2825 Valley View Lane #301.


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IAA’s Collage, Assemblage, and Printmaking Exhibit travels to the West Irving Library

Best of Show:  Jean Griffin  “Hanging, Waiting (Not Just Hanging Around)”

Best of Show: Jean Griffin “Hanging, Waiting (Not Just Hanging Around)”

You have another chance to see the beautiful artwork from the beautiful show presented in November by the Irving Art Association at the Jaycee Center. It’s now on view Dec. 6, 2014 through Jan. 24, 2015 at the West Irving Library, located at 4444 W. Rochelle in Irving (near the corner of Rochelle and Esters.)

Ten artists are participating:

  • Karin Michele Anderson
  • Andie Comini
  • Ann DeRulle
  • Juli England
  • Sharon Giles
  • Jean Griffin
  • Julie Mortillaro
  • Elisabeth Schalij 
  • Fancy Tanner
  • Mary Ann Turner

For more information, see the exhibit brochure: IAA2014CollageAssemblagePrintmakingTravelingExhibitBrochure



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ON PAPER – reception Nov. 21 at Ro2 Art – Seven artists working on paper…

Please join us tomorrow evening for the opening reception of
featuring work by seven artists, including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and sculpture.


OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 21, 7-10pm

November 21 – December 31, 2014

Featuring new works ON PAPER by
Gary Farrelly (IRELAND)
Joshua Goode
Antonine Gougeau (BELGIUM)
Timothy Harding
Kathy Robinson-Hays 
Sam Schonzeit
Brian Scott Co-curated by Gary Farrelly and Susan Roth Romans, this exhibition brings together seven artists, each presenting works on paper — including collage, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.


Ro2 Art – Dallas, Texas | 214-803-9575 | 110 North Akard Street, Dallas, Texas 75201

Jordan Roth


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Winners of IAA’s Collage, Assemblage, and Printmaking Juried Art Exhibit

Best of Show:  Jean Griffin  “Hanging, Waiting (Not Just Hanging Around)”

Best of Show: Jean Griffin “Hanging, Waiting (Not Just Hanging Around)”

IAA Collage, Assemblage, and Printmaking Juried Art Exhibit

The works of twenty artists are on display October 26 – November 26, 2014.

Location: Irving Art Association West Gallery, Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061
Curator/Juror: KeLaine Kvale.  For more information see the brochure For the exhibit brochure see IAA2014CollageAssemblagePrintmakingExhibitBrochuredraft
Selected pieces will be included in a Traveling Exhibit at the West Irving Library Dec. 6, 2014 – Jan. 31, 2015.


Best of Show:          Jean Griffin  “Hanging, Waiting (Not Just Hanging Around)”


1st Place                  Cindy Flint  “Red Maple 2”

2nd Place                 Ann Rowley  “Soaring”

3rd Place                  Ann DeRulle  “Purple Delight ‘


1st Place                  Julie Mortillaro  “It’s Party Time”

2nd Place                 Daniele Jones  “Meadows Edge”

3rd Place                  Cindy Kelley  “The Horror”


1st Place                   Elizabeth Schalij  “Pond” (diptych)

2nd Place                  Sharon Giles  “Leftovers”

3rd Place                  Julie England  “Saturday Afternoon”


Sharon O’Callaghan Shero  “Grave Expectations”

Andie Comini  “Paint Chip Ombre!”

Merilee  Vergati-Haynes  “Texline”


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Judi Coffey Collage Workshop Dec. 1&2 in College Station


“Creative Layering, The Endless Mystery of Collage” 2-Day Workshop

Judi Coffey, Instructor
Mon. December 1st (9:30-3pm) & Tues. December 2nd (9:30-4pm), 2014
The Arts Center, 2275 Dartmouth, College Station, Texas 77840

— Workshop Flyer and Supply List
— Registration Form



Brazos Valley Art League’s (BVAL) is a visual arts group interested in learning, experiencing, sharing, educating and meeting with others of common interest! For its history information, please visit BVAL’s history page. We have a studio for classrooms and the Wednesday Painters at the Art Center, 2275 Dartmouth Street, College Station, TX 77840. Call Art Center at (979) 696-2787. Art Center is the home of Brazos Valley Art League, as well as the home of Arts Council of Brazos Valley. Judged art shows are held in the center twice a year. For more information, see the website: http://bvartleague.org/index.htm or our Facebook page. Chair of Demos/Workshops Nikki Smith, email nikki@BookSmithStudio.com.


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Reception Nov. 3 for IAA’s Collage, Assemblage, and Printmaking Juried Art Exhibit


You’re invited to the Reception on
Sunday, November 2, 2-4pm for the

Irving Art Association 2014 Collage, Assemblage, and Printmaking Juried Art Exhibit


The works of twenty artists are on display October 26 – November 26, 2014

Location: IAA West Gallery, Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061
Curator/Juror: KeLaine Kvale
For more information see the brochure IAA2014CollageAssemblagePrintmakingExhibitBrochure
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  • Karin Michele Anderson
  • Andie Comini
  • Ann DeRulle
  • Juli England
  • Cindy Flint
  • Sharon Giles
  • Jean Griffin
  • Daniele Jones
  • Cindy Kelly
  • Deepa Koshaley
  • KeLaine Kvale
  • Julie Mortillaro
  • Ann Rowley
  • Elisabeth Schalij 
  • Sharon O’Callaghan Shero
  • Carol Simmons
  • Fancy Tanner
  • Mary Ann Turner
  • Merilee Vergati
  • Vet

Selected pieces will be included in a Traveling Exhibit at the West Irving Library Dec. 6, 2014 – Jan. 31, 2015.


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Excited to announce this amazing workshop incorporating highly effective approaches to concept and technique with processes developed by
guest artist ROBERT GREEN
Palimpsest: Something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form.
Saturday, January 24th and Sunday, January 25th, 2015
10:00 to 4:00 both days. The cost is $250.00 (supply info below)


Sigmar Polke, This is How You Sit Correctly (after Goya), 1982, acrylic on fabric.
The two-day workshop covers:
The Palimpsest concept-bringing disparate subjects and materials into a contextual relationship
Composing disparate imagery/designs and establishing a visual hierarchy.
Demonstration of a wet collage process to adhere various sources to panels
Effectively using open painting processes, translucent and linear elements, and the value relationship of colors
Day 1
PowerPoint Presentation/Lecture: The Palimpsest Concept and its rich possibilities, a brief history of art involving palimpsest that includes diverse examples of works by contemporary artists, and an overview of the guest artist’s work.
Hands-On: Assessing and grappling with diverse resources, making choices, developing/discovering a direction, and composing.
Demonstration: 1) Compositional strategies when working with diverse images/resources 2) Collaging wet materials to panels

Day 2
PowerPoint Presentation/Lecture: Color and the importance of value relationships
Hands-On: Painting around, over, and into collaged background; arriving at a resolution

Participant Supply list:
Diverse collection of thin, flat materials to collage into a work of art: Examples include posters, old art prints, old photos (or copies of photos, if treasured heirlooms) sheet music, technical drawings or illustrations, book pages, maps, fabrics, wrapping paper, consumer product packages (e.g. cereal boxes), etc. Take a trip to Half Price Books, go to some garage sales, or hit secondhand stores!

A set of several compositions (images) to paint on top of the items above, once collaged onto your ampersand panels (see Examples for ideas)
Sketchbook and pencils for brainstorming, sketching
Acrylic paints and variety of brush sizes and shapes
16 oz. container of gloss or matte acrylic medium
Three gessoed and cradled ampersand panels in the following sizes: 24″ x 30″ panel, 16″ x 20″ panel, and 12″ x 12″ panel
dickblick.com/products/ampersand-gessobord/ (2″ deep)
dickblick.com/products/american-easel-gessoed-wood-painting-panels/ (1 5/8″ deep)

Want to save a few dollars by applying your own gesso?:
dickblick.com/products/american-easel-wood-painting-panels/ (1 5/8″ deep)

White Acrylic Gesso (if needed and Not purchasing gesoed ampersand panels)

Polly Jones, Milky Way, 2007, acrylic and collage (maps and wrapping papers) on panel, 16″ x 20″

Ty Pownall, acrylic and collage (photocopies of IDs and drivers licenses) on illustration board, 30″ x 40

about Robert Green;
Robert Green has been employing palimpsest in his work since 1987, when he first created a series of drawings on top of discarded electrical drawings. Subsequent works have utilized collaged sheet music, maps, sandpaper, and torn pieces of discarded paintings.

His recent work brings together map imagery from the broad history of cartography. These richly layered and colorful paintings transmute the language of maps into mystical landscapes, narrative evocations of historic journeys, musical passages, and poetic expeditions into space-time.

He has presented his work across the US in 60 invitational solo or group exhibitions, has been awarded 12 artist’s grants, and has work in the collections of Capital One and Hilton Worldwide. His work was featured in New American Painting in 2009 and was included in Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY, an exhibition curated by Sarah Tanguy. He was a finalist for the 2011 Hunting Art Prize and recently returned from a month-long studio residency in Albuquerque, NM.

Robert is the Director of the Fine Arts Program and Professor of Art for Abilene Christian University, teaching courses in painting, drawing, art history, and professional practices.

He earned an MFA in painting at the University of Nebraska. Besides painting and drawing, he has produced work in the disciplines of printmaking, photography, ceramics, and sculpture. And he has traveled frequently and extensively in Europe, permitting him to revisit the world’s premiere art collections numerous times.

To view Robert’s work CLICK HERE: robertgreenstudio.com

Cost and payment: 
The cost of the workshop is $250.00
A $100.00 non-refundable deposit holds your space.
Please register asap as these spaces fill up quickly!
Balance due: December 12th: $150.00

Cancellation policy:
In the event of cancellation after the December 12th payment, $140.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. No refund for cancellations after January 10th.

Payment Options:
* via PayPal by logging into paypal and sending your payment to bonnyfineart@aol.com or please request a paypal invoice from me.

* By check to The Bonny Studio, 580 W Arapaho Rd. #262, Richardson, TX, 75080

* By credit card; call Bonny at 214-405-5993

The workshop takes place at both:
The Bonny Studio and The Encaustic Center (side by side)
580 W.Arapaho Rd. #262 & 271
Richardson, TX. 75080
The Bonny Studio
580 W. Arapaho Rd. #262
Richardson, Texas 75080

The Encaustic Center
580 W.Arapaho Rd. #271
Richardson, Texas 75080

Bonny Leibowitz


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Isa Genzken: Retrospective opens at the DMA


Isa Genzken: Retrospective brings together 40 years of Genzken’s inventive work in the first U.S. museum retrospective of the artist


Dallas, TX—September 11, 2014—The Dallas Museum of Art presents Isa Genzken: Retrospective, the first major U.S. exhibition to encompass the artist’s oeuvre, and the final venue for an exhibition the New Yorker hailed as “dazzling” and the New York Times described as “grand.” The exhibition was organized by the Dallas Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. “Few artists have displayed as much moxie and versatility . . . nor sustained as vast and exciting a career,” wrote the Chicago Tribune about the first comprehensive retrospective of this artist’s epically diverse body of work in an American museum, and the largest to date.


Isa Genzken: Retrospective, on view September 14, 2014 through January 4, 2015, spans 40 years of Genzken’s inventive, audacious, and deeply influential career. The exhibition brings together approximately 100 objects in an astonishing variety of techniques, including assemblage, sculpture, painting, photography, collage, drawing, artist’s books, film, and large-scale installations. A majority of the works in the exhibition are on view in the U.S. for the first time, including the large-scale installation Schauspieler (Actors), while others have rarely been publicly exhibited anywhere.

Working across a diverse array of mediums, Genzken has been inspired by two grand themes: modernity and urban architecture. Her career has also unfolded in chapters, beginning in the late 1970s, and continuing without cease until today, when a new generation has been inspired by the artist’s radical inventiveness. Ranging from large-scale sculptures that limn constructivist and minimalist aesthetics, to rougher, more overtly architectural concrete works that conjure ruins, to paintings, photographs, and found-object installations that have redefined sculpture for a new era, Genzken’s body of work represents both a rare artistic freedom and a disciplined, almost obsessive sensitivity toward the relationship of individuals to their sculptural surroundings.

“We are pleased to be one of the three institutions to organize the largest survey, and the first in America, of undoubtedly one of the most influential sculptors of the past 40 years, Isa Genzken,” said Maxwell L.  Anderson, the DMA’s Eugene McDermott Director. “Genzken’s career has included numerous high-profile international exhibitions, including the German Pavilion of the Venice Biennale in 2007. With the presentation of Isa Genzken: Retrospective in Dallas, the DMA provides a special opportunity for visitors to become better acquainted with the great breadth of her achievements.”

Isa Genzken: Retrospective encompasses Genzken’s work in all mediums, produced over the past 40 years, presenting the definitive picture of this artist’s astonishing achievements throughout her trans-generational career,” said Jeffrey Grove, co-organizing curator of the exhibition.

Highlights from the exhibition:

  • Rot-schwarz-gelbes Ellipsoid ‘S.L. Popova’ (Red-Black-Yellow Ellipsoid ‘S.L. Popova’), 1981, this 17-foot-long work from Genzken’s early period, one of her Ellipsoid works, reflects her growing fascination with the precision of both natural and man-made engineering.
  • Door (Tür), 1988, is part of Genzken’s series of free-standing concrete sculptures on high steel pedestals. These works, with their cubic forms and industrial materials, connect to a minimalist aesthetic, while their handmade quality and resemblance to bombed-out ruins boldly fly in the face of minimalism’s formalist rigor. Beautiful in their extreme austerity, they are also grim embodiments of the disillusion with modernist utopian visions that characterized post-modernity of the late 1980s.
  • MLR, 1992, is a canvas from Genzken’s 1992 series of paintings called MLR, an abbreviation for the phrase “more light research.” Using spray paint, lacquer, and stencils made from a variety of perforated materials, Genzken created an effect reminiscent of photograms—photographic images produced without a camera by placing objects on photosensitive paper and exposing the paper to light.
  • Oil XI, 2007, the centerpiece of a 16-part installation first exhibited in the German pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale, evokes the zeitgeist of a world in a state of terror. The installation, with its accumulation of rolling suitcases, calls to mind a transit station that has suddenly been abandoned, perhaps due to an unseen threat. Three astronauts, identified as NASA employees by the insignia on their uniforms, float overhead, as if exploring the ruins of a devastated culture.
  • Schauspieler (Actors), 2013, is on view for the first time during this tour. This multipart installation, completed in 2013, features elaborately altered mannequins dressed in an assortment of clothes, collaged elements, and repurposed sculptural materials. Some of the clothes are Genzken’s own, while others were found or purchased. By calling this ensembleSchauspieler (Actors), Genzken suggests that by moving among the forms we, too, are actors in a theater or on a film set.

About Isa Genzken
Isa Genzken was born in 1948 in Bad Oldesloe, a town outside Hamburg, Germany. In the mid-1970s, as a student at Düsseldorf’s renowned Kunstakademie, she created large-scale stereometric wooden floor sculptures, which gained her early international acclaim. Beginning in the 1980s, she made sculptures in plaster and concrete, ranging in size from maquettes to monumental. In the late 1980s, she expanded her practice to include painting, and by the mid-1990s she was experimenting with architectural forms such as windows made of epoxy resin. From the late 1990s on, Genzken created increasingly complex assemblage installations that engage with the geopolitical issues of our time.

Genzken began exhibiting her work in 1976, when she was the youngest woman to have a solo presentation at the influential Konrad Fischer Galerie in Düsseldorf. She has exhibited internationally since 1980, and has participated in Documenta (1982, 1992, 2002), the Venice Biennale (1982, 1993, 2003, 2007), Skulptur Projekte Münster (1987, 1997, 2007), the Istanbul Biennial (2001), and the Carnegie International (2004). In 2007 she represented Germany at the 52nd Venice Biennale. Recent surveys of her work have taken place at Museion, Bolzano, Italy (2010); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2009); and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2009).

Exhibition Catalogue
Published in conjunction with the first comprehensive retrospective of her diverse body of work in the U.S., Isa Genzken: Retrospective is the most complete monograph on the artist available in English. The catalogue presents Genzken’s career in essays by Sabine Breitwieser, Laura Hoptman, Michael Darling, Jeffrey Grove, and Lisa Lee that explore the unfolding of her practice from 1973 until today, and provides an expansive illustrated chronological overview of her most important bodies of work and key exhibitions. Hardcover, $75.00; 9.5 x 12″; 334 pages; 237 color illustrations. Distributed to the trade by ARTBOOK|D.A.P. in the United States and Canada, and by Thames & Hudson outside the United States and Canada.

Isa Genzken: Retrospective is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The exhibition is included in the DMA’s free general admission. The presentation is made possible by TWO X TWO for AIDS and Art, an annual fundraising event that jointly benefits amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and the Dallas Museum of Art;  the Contemporary Art Initiative; and the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas. Air transportation provided by American Airlines. Exhibition-related programming will be scheduled throughout the run of the exhibition. For dates, prices, and details, visit DMA.org.

Image: Isa Genzken, Door (Tür), 1988, concrete and steel, The Rachofsky Collection and the Dallas Museum of Art through the DMA/amfAR Benefit Auction Fund, © Isa Genzken; Isa Genzken, MLR, 1992, lacquer on canvas, Lonti Ebers, New York, Courtesy the artist and Galerie Buchholz, Cologne/Berlin, © Isa Genzken; Isa Genzken, Hospital (Ground Zero), 2008, metal tray dolly, plastic flowers in spray-painted vase, ribbon, metal, mirror foil, synthetic polymer paint on fabric, shot glasses, fiberboard, and casters, Collection Charles Asprey, Courtesy the artist and Galerie Buchholz, Cologne/Berlin, © Isa Genzken

About the Dallas Museum of Art
Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation, and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 22,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum welcomes some 600,000 visitors annually and acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. In January 2013, the DMA returned to a free general admission policy and launched DMA Friends, the first free museum membership program in the country, which currently has over 70,000 members. For more information, visit DMA.org.

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Partners and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.


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Artisan’s Studio 2014 Summer Classes


Artisan’s Studio artists Pat Kochan and Naomi Brotherton continue their renowned watermedia classes and workshops! Guest artist: Maureen Brouillette.

Pat Kochan teaches “Finding Your Own Style” Monday classes in watercolor, acrylic and gouache. She will be offering a special “Abstraction/Fracturing Workshop” on July 14 & 15.

Naomi Brotherton’s “Variations in Watercolor” classes are held on Wednesdays. She also offers Third Staturday Workshops, plus a special Tree Painting Workshop on June 20 & 21.

Maureen Brouillette is again teaching her popular Abstract Mixed Media Collage Workshop June 14 & 15.

Sign up now to learn with the best. 972-488-8182. For more information, see the website artistsansstudio.com. Email: artistansD@aol.com. Artisan’s Studio is located in Farmers Branch at 2825 Valley View Lane #301.

ArtisansSummer 2014Schedule

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Painted Paper/Collage Workshop


Come experience this two part workshop and create beautiful decorative papers which then become part of an amazing collage.

The first session explores the use of texture and patterns on plain white paper or printed paper (such as magazine and newspaper).  We will work with acrylic, inks, stamps, found objects, gold foil and gold leaf to create these papers.

In the second session we prepare an 11” x 14” canvas surface with acrylic paint and then work with cut or torn paper to create a pleasing composition.   We will learn how to apply the paper with a liquid acrylic medium and finish with gold embellishments.

Two three-hour sessions just $60.00.  All materials provided.

Sign up now – Two dates available!

Saturday, May 10th or Saturday, June 14th

Contact Margo Miller  at mghlee@att.net or call 469-939-3324

more info at http://www.misspentmuses.com/workshop-schedule.html


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North Dallas Artist Studio Tour


The North Dallas Artist Studio Tour is an educational art event that invites the public into working studios of North Dallas/Preston Hollow artists, allowing an intimate view of the creative process. Featured this year are 28 artists in 17 studios including painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, potters, woodworkers, collage, mixed media, and glass artists. The Tour seeks to raise public awareness of the quality and diversity of artwork being produced by local artists and to demonstrate that art adds meaning and richness to community life.

Artists on the tour:
Karin Michele Anderson, Deb Baker, Bernard Bortnick, Martha Box, Adriana Cobo-Frenkel, Melanie Coursey, Sheila Cunningham, Lori Cusick, Annie Davis, Jan Dreskin-Haig, Bob English, Ann Gavin, Angela Howell, Nathan Jones, Bill Kysor, Danah Moore, Tori Pendergrass, Nan Phillips, Stephen Potter, Kim Saxon, Jack Schecter, David Schulze,
Chris Scruggs, Deborah Shannon, Jayne Sparrer, Jane Stephenson, and Cynthia Stone.


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Sparks Studio Classes

Hello Artistic Souls,
      Our new calendar for classes is below… a whole new line up of creative opportunities for April-May-June. We hope that you will be able to attend a class or just come and visit.
      Gallery Night is THIS Saturday. Mary Ann White and I will both be demonstrating our painting techniques from 6:00 – 8:00 during the reception. Or feel free to come earlier in the day.
      We’ll have snacks available for you.
Sincerely,      Suzanne McNeill   817-266-3085
Sparksstudio Classes

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Abstraction/Experimental Workshop with Carol Nelson‏

Carol Nelson is conducting an Experimental Workshop “Pathways to Abstraction” March 11-14, 2014 at Midtown Dallas and you’re invited. Carol is very excited about this workshop as she has been  trying new techniques to teach us. The workshop description is attached at the bottom of this email
Many of you have expressed a desire to attend and it’s time to reserve your space with a deposit of $50.00. You may pay with a credit card by calling me 214-4-244-9449. If you prefer to pay with a check, please make the check payable to and mail to Teta Smith, 7100 Chase Oaks Blvd. #11411, Plano, Tx. 75025. The total price is $375.00 and must be paid by March 1st.
I hope you can join us! Contact Teta at 214-244-9449 or tetasmith@me.com. My workshop studio is located inside Valley View mall at Preston and Alpha near the Galleria. There are no stairs!
Carol is limiting the number of participants to only 18 so reserve your place immediately. You may also find the supply list online at http://galleryatmidtown.com Click on the “Workshop” tab. Let me know if you need specific directions or answers.
Pathways to Abstraction with Carol Nelson‏
Many artists who are representational painters have a yearning to try working abstractly, but are hesitant, and don’t know how to begin.  When confronted with The Great Whiteness (a blank canvas), it can be difficult to visualize the finished painting when there is no scene, vase, animal, flower, etc. there to paint from.
This workshop is ideal for artists wishing to pursue abstract painting with purposeful exploration of a variety of abstract styles.    We will study the work of abstract artist masters, and find ways to adapt their work to our own style, with an emphasis on mixed media.  Each day, students will create one or more paintings that illustrate a style, particular technique, or use of materials outside the realm of traditional art supplies.

Carol is a mixed media painter and certified Golden Artist Educator.  Carol recently completed the course work required by Golden Artist Colors, Inc., to be certified in “all things acrylic.”  Carol will guide  you in using and creating your own collage materials, including altered papers, embossed aluminum foil, faux rusted metal, Tyvek, epoxy resin and several Golden mediums.  These items will be provided by Carol.

Carol will discuss and demonstrate the importance of composition and color in your work.  She will explain the use of various acrylic mediums, types of adhesives, types of supports, and methods of presentation for a finished piece.  Carol’s teaching style is relaxed, humorous, and she generously shares her techniques and tips on how to create mixed media abstract fine art.

For more about the artist and her work, see her website: http://carolnelsonfineart.com/

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Creative Classes & Photography at the Dallas Arboretum

Registration for 2014 Adult Education Programs is now open at the Dallas Arboretum. 

In addition to gardening classes, you ca pick up a new hobby or improve your creative skills with an adult education class at the Arboretum. http://www.dallasarboretum.org/education/adult-programs

Creative Arts Classes

Creative Arts classes at the Dallas Arboretum give you an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a number of fun and inspired classes. Using the Garden for inspiration, these classes will let you expand your creative skills and bring out your imaginative side.

Please contact education@dallasarboretum.org with additional questions.

Down the Garden Path – Mosaic Pathway
Concrete Leaf Casting
Pair of Art Glass Plates
Mixed Media – How Do I Love Thee?
Art of Deco Mesh
Paper Collage
Gelli Printing
For the Birds: Ceramic Birdbath
Artist Books from the Garden
Glass Vase or Candle Holder
Graphite & Botanicals
Glass Jewelry in the Garden: Earrings & Pendant
Spring Garden Ornaments
To Dye For – Shibori Fabric Dying
Petite Fleurs – Mosaic Flowers
Mixed Media – Inspirations, Dreams and Gardens
Soft Block Carving – Inspired by my Garden
Felted Soap
Painting Flowers and Landscapes in Watercolor
Painting Flowers in Oils
Painting From Your Heart & Soul

Photography Classes
Spectacular seasonal displays make the Arboretum a popular destination for photographers. Local and national award-winning experts can help you take your skills to the next level, whether you are a beginner or advanced photographer.

SLR Photography Basics
Anthotype & Lumen Prints
Photographing Texas Wildflowers with Allen Rokach

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