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Schedule & Speakers for ART AID EXPO 2017 on July 15

art aid expo update

The Art Council of Fort Worth & the Fort Worth Community Arts Center are proud to present the inaugural annual Art Aid Expo 2017 for artists and arts organizations. Demonstrations and seminars in 9,000 square feet of contemporary galleries will be geared towards artists, art non-profits and other creative professionals highlighting the diverse support services available. Featured organizations and professionals will present their expertise through a variety of workshops and seminars helping artists to learn how to sustain a living in the arts.

This one day event will occur on Saturday, July 15th, 2017. Presale tickets are available for $15 or $25 at the door. Active TAC Member tickets are $10.00.


Title and Topic
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Kathleen Forrest
Public Engagement Coordinator, Fort Worth Public Art
“An introduction for artists to the City’s Public Art Program”
10:40 AM – 11:10 AM
Roy Richardson
FW Camera Club
“The Art of Photographing Artwork”
11:20 AM – 11:50 AM
Lauren-Ashton Moncrief
A Social Media Manager @AgencyPMG
“Social Media in the Creative Realm”
12:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Joy Simpson
MFA, CIC  Associate – Business Insurance
“Insurance for the Fine Arts Community”
12:40 PM – 1:10 PM
Benjamin Hicks
Lab Technician, Fort Worth Camera
“How To and Best Practices for Digital Printing, Film Photography and Scanning”
1:20 PM – 1:50 PM
Jennifer Henderson
President and Founder of J.O.
“What Does Your Brand Say About You?”
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
William Campbell
William Campbell Contemporary Art
“Establishing and Maintaining Relations with a Gallery”
2:40 PM – 3:10 PM
Tom Maddrey
Maddrey PLLC
“Art Law”
3:20 PM – 3:50 PM
Megan Henderson
Director of Events & Communications, Near Southside, Inc
“DON’T LEAVE, DIG IN. A plea from Megan: The Responsibility of the Private Sector in Creating an Arts Ecosystem”
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Eddie Brown
Contributing writer, Fort Worth Weekly
“Newsworthy: Tips for getting and maintaining media exposure”
4:40 PM – 5:10 PM
Kelly Hart
Nu- Design
“Marketing with Authenticity: Selling Your Work Without Selling Out”
5:20 PM – 5:50 AM
Debby Stein
Riverside Arts District
“The Power of the Pop Up”
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
John Worley
Sonavor Custom Canvas
“John Worley demonstrates how you could build and stretch your own custom canvas frame.”
Booths and Demonstrations
Art Luck
Art Room
Arts Council of Fort Worth Grants Program
Asel Art Supply
Emergency Artists’ Support League
Fort Worth Art Collective
Fort Worth Art Dealers Association
Fort Worth Camera
Fort Worth Camera Club
Fort Worth Public Art
Fort Worth Weavers Guild
John Worley
Joy Simpson
Judy Sager
Mike Moffatt
Riverside Arts District
Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts
Texas Sculpture Association

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FAB Now 2017 – The Maker Conference & EXPO Feb. 17 -19


FAB Now is an educational meetup and EXPO – an experience about Makers, Makerspaces, and the Maker Movement. It is for all those in the middle of making – to tell their stories and showcase their skills, and for all those who may have heard a little, but are ready to hear more, much more.

It is for educators and administrators, for engineers and scientists, librarians, artists and artisans, administrators and city planners, entrepreneurs, inventors, families and kids. FAB Now brings together the diversity that is the Maker Movement – for conversation, collaboration, and the creativity that surfaces everywhere – when a community is energized by shared ingenuity, and the sheer openness that Making engenders.

FAB Now 2017 will be Fri, Feb 17 – Sun, Feb 19

General admission is FREE

Tarrant Community College – Trinity River Campus | Fort Worth, TX

REGISTER at https://txmakersguild.org/

Schedules: https://txmakersguild.org/agenda/


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Santa Fe’s Artisan Materials EXPO 2016

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Artists, we are writing to invite you to the largest artist instructional and material event in the world featuring over 114 art workshops, and 68 vendor booths selling artist materials at wholesale prices. The seventh biennial Artisan Materials Expo 2016: Creative Ascension, an event for every level of artist, featuring a fabulous selection of world-class art materials at discount prices, as well as opportunities to take classes.

4 days, 114 workshops, covering 17+ mediums. Anything you’d like to learn is probably here! Be inspired by the beauty of Santa Fe, the third largest art market in the country! It will again be held at Buffalo Thunder Resort, 10 minutes north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The 2016 Expo is held concurrently with the 2016 International Balloon Festival in Albuquerque. This will allow 10 days of balloon fiesta enjoyment after the Expo!

The materials will be for sale at greatly discounted prices and the manufacturers’ representatives will be on hand to answer all technical questions. Enjoy continuous free demonstrations of technique and materials at the demonstration area during the hours the vendor floor is open.

For further information and to pursue a reservation please visit www.expoartisan.com. Or contact Artisan Santa Fe. 505-954-4179.

Brittany Hepworth, Marketing Coordinator, Artisan Santa-Fe

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ZAPP’s 2016 Arts Festival Conference Oct. 6-7, 2016


ZAPP presents its annual conference on art festivals October 6-7, 2016 in Houston.

Mark your calendars for a unique conference designed exclusively for YOU, a member of the art fair and festival field! The 2016 Arts Festival Conference will be full of professional development for show administrators and artists; networking opportunities; arts and culture; discussion about the industry’s most pressing issues; and more.

We hope you’ll join us as we make our first-ever trek to Texas for the eighth annual event. More details are coming soon, but in the meantime, keep up with us on FacebookTwitter, and our blog.

For more about ZAPP, see https://www.zapplication.org/about-zapp.php

BONUS: Come for the conference and stay for the Bayou City Art Festival Downtown


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FabNow 2016 Conference Feb. 19 – 21


Join the Maker Movement at www.meetup.com/fab-now. FREE

FAB Now – the Conference & EXPO for and about MAKERS and Makerspaces is happening again! The last FAB Now (2015) was attended by makers of all kinds, from all over North Texas. Our lead sponsor again this year, Tarrant County College, and the newly forming Texas Makers’ Guild, welcomes teachers, librarians, engineers and computer scientists, artists, artisans, entrepreneurs and small business owners & developers, chefs and writers, musicians and makers of all ages, Senior Citizens to K-12 students to listen to the State of Making, and to collaborate and network at the Conference, and showcase their projects and passions at the EXPO.


Tarrant County College – Trinity River Campus

300 Trinity Campus Circle Fort Worth, TX 76102

There is NO Registration Fee again this year, but we ask that you register so we don’t overflow our space as we nearly did last year – please see: bit.ly/1RctdEj or
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fab-now-conference-2016-registration-19964212497 – there you’ll also find additional info on FAB Now 2016.



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2016 Dallas Festival of Ideas Feb. 19 – 29


Welcome to 2016 THE UNITED CITY: The Dallas Festival of Ideas, an annual harvesting of big, bold ideas with an eye toward action in helping to shape the city of the future.

For two days in February 2016, the Dallas Festival of Ideas will focus the power of thought on our city’s next century. There will be thought-provoking programs, interactive discussions, live music, visual art and stage performances for all ages, all walks of life, all citizens.

We are thrilled to offer the 2016 Dallas Festival of Ideas for free. Thanks to the generous support of our partners, we can provide complimentary registration to anyone (as space permits). To register for the event and learn more about the limited VIP tickets, please click here.


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Lost Pines Regional Arts Conference Sept. 18-20


To All Artists –

We’re so excited to offer the opportunity to learn more about this crazy wonderful world we live in called Art!

The Bastrop Fine Arts Guild in Bastrop, Texas is hosting the first ever, Lost Pines Regional Arts Conference on the weekend of September 18, 19, & 20, 2015.

This inaugural event is where we are filling up historic downtown Bastrop with art! We have over 100 classes, workshops, lectures, and demonstrations in a wide variety of mediums. We have everything from marketing your art, to painting and drawing, to ceramics and kid’s classes, and writing classes!

You want to sign up early for these classes because they are going to fill up fast!

To sign up now go to – http://goo.gl/Hhdz2P

We’ve got some amazing instructors who are offering fantastic classes! Here’s a few:

  • Carolyn Edlund, founder of Artsy Shark – Marketing Strategies for Artists
  • Janet Sunderland, Writer/Poet/Storyteller – Saving Grandpa’s Stories (and Grandma’s Too!)
  • Jason Horejs, owner Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ – Five Pillars of a Successful Art Business

To see the full class lists go to- http://goo.gl/Hhdz2P

Take advantage of this unique event and join us on September 18-20, 2015 at the Lost Pines Regional Arts Conference!

If you have any questions, please send an email to art@bastropfineartsguild.com.  Please share this email and information with your fellow artists.

Thank you,

Donna Cunningham
Organizer, Lost Pines Regional Arts Conference
President, Bastrop Fine Arts Guild


Karen Vernon’s Class-“The Many Colors of White”

Marketing Strategies for Artists

Introduction to Alcohol Inks

Five Pillars of a Successful Art Business 

and much more!

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AIGA Design Events


Let’s Get Visual

February 26, 2015 // 6:30 pm

If you want your business to get noticed on social media, text-only posts are a thing of the past. But what happens when you’re at a loss for everything but words?

SMCFW and AIGA DFW are teaming up to help you fill your creative bank with best practices, tools and trade secrets that will get your content noticed, even if graphic design and photography aren’t at the top of your list of skills.

We’ll discuss the how and why behind getting visual with your social media strategy.

$10 AIGA Members, $15 General Admission, $5 Students
6:30 pm, Talk // 7:15 pm, Panel Discussion
Four Day Weekend // 312 Houston St Fort Worth, TX 76102
Register Here

AIGA DFW Seasoned Pros Series Volume 3: Winter with Virgil Scott

March 11, 2015 // 6:00 pm

AIGA DFW continues our mission to call attention to the people who helped shape DFW’s design aesthetic, community and strength with the third volume of our Seasoned Pros speaker series. Each season, we’ll be hearing from those with the expertise, experience, personality and style that helped shape our city’s design community. For the winter installment of our third volume of the Seasoned Pros series, we are honored and excited to have Virgil Scott of Studio 204 share his wisdom.

$10 Members, $20 Non-Members, $5 Students + Emerging Designers
6:00 pm, Reception // 7:00 pm, Talk
Dick Patrick Studios // 9108 Chancellor Row, Dallas, TX 75247
Register Here

AIGA DFW {out}spire / input

March 18, 2015 // 6:30 pm

There’s an easier way to take your work up a notch than staring out the office window and praying for inspiration. Get help from your community! Our next Input event, part of the new {out}spire series, is an open creative forum where you can share your current projects with your community. Be inspired by hearing fresh ideas on your work and help others find new perspectives for their challenges. Give and take feedback and make your work all it can be.

Come with your work. Leave with inspiration.

$10 Members, $20 Non-Members
6:30 pm, Reception // 7:00 pm, Input
Clampitt Creative Center // 9207 Ambassador Row, Dallas, TX 75247
Register Here

AIGA DFW Women’s Leadership Series: Cocktails and Convos

April 14, 2015 // 7:00 pm

In 2014, AIGA launched its Women’s Leadership Initiative to recognize and cultivate women’s successes in creative communities. Centered around the goals of celebration, cultivation and connection, each chapter aims to facilitate the conversation about women and leadership in its respective community.

We don’t want to start our initiative with what’s expected. Instead, we want to open up our Women’s Leadership Initiative with a couple of roundtables, some good food, wine and conversation about what we’re proud of, what we’re experiencing and what we’re hoping for in the world of women’s leadership.

$15 Members OR a “Frame of Advice”
7:00 pm, Convos
Bar Belmont // 901 Fort Worth Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
Register Here

Do you still have an AIGA 100 Sketchbook?

During Design:BIG Week, April 13–18, we plan to showcase the sketches you created during the AIGA 100 centennial celebration last year! Make sure to drop off your book at any AIGA DFW event or at Common Desk in Deep Ellum, by April 10. Attend Design:BIG Week and see the creativity here in DFW!

Please email aiga100@aigadfw.org with any questions.

Show Off Your Handy Work!

Have you perfected a design by using hand-lettered typography work? Now, it’s time to share it with the community.

Whether it’s a local logo, a national advertisement, or the insanely ornate invitations that you made for your favorite nephew’s 6th birthday party, this is your opportunity to show off your hand drawn designs in a gallery setting. There’s no entry fee and no category rules; simply shoot an email with an image of your handy work to outspire@aigadfw.org, and we’ll finalize the rest.

Have questions? We have answers, so email those on over too.

April 13–18, 2015 // Design:BIG Week
April 21, 2015 // {out}spire / output
If you were waiting for the perfect opportunity to join us and get involved, this is it. With our new pricing structure, every designer has an affordable chance to benefit from membership and contribute to the growing design community. Learn more about the new membership structure onour website or contact your friendly neighborhood AIGA board member.

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The Dallas Festival of Ideas Invites Community Members to Help Improve Our Future


(DALLAS) – National keynote speakers will lead an immersive and engaging discussion on the future of Dallas alongside city leaders and community members Feb. 27-28 during The Dallas Festival of Ideas, which is made possible by Bank of America, presented by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and The Dallas Morning News, and produced in part by CrowdSource.

The Dallas Festival of Ideas urges community attendance to create a passionate and informed discussion on how and what will shape the next century in Dallas. The two-day event will begin Friday, Feb. 27 at the Dallas City Performance Hall by highlighting each of the five ideas for a world-class city: The Physical City, The Cultural City, The Innovative City, The Political City and The Educated City.

“This festival is about unveiling the next big idea, and taking that idea and applying it to Dallas,” said Bob Mong, editor of the Morning News. “The Dallas Festival of Ideas is about channeling progressive action. Something tangible will come out of this festival and I’m looking forward to the results.”


Keynote addresses and panel discussions on the various ideas will be delivered at multiple locations in the Dallas Arts District by nationally known speakers and Dallas-area panelists on topics that are essential to the future of Dallas, concluding with actionable next steps to improve the city. Free family programming will also be available at the Winspear Opera House Saturday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. until the closing ceremony.

  • The Physical City, led by New York City architect, developer and planner Vishaan Chakrabarti, will focus on how we can integrate nature in building and involve youth in planning for the future (Dallas City Performance Hall, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.).
  • The Cultural City, led by award-winning writer Luis Alberto Urrea, will highlight how we can express ourselves through food, music, art and the humanities to create a more vibrant and diverse city (Crow Collection of Asian Art, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.).
  • The Innovative City, led by digital innovation and foresight strategist Rahaf Harfoush, will explain how we can unlock creativity and embrace innovation in concert with what is already successful (Meyerson Symphony Center, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.).
  • The Political City, led by prolific writer and senior editor of the Atlantic Ta-Nehisi Coates, will highlight how we can engage the youth in the political process and reduce the polarities of race and class (Dallas Museum of Art, 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.).
  • The Educated City, led by New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Green, will focus on how we can build toward a great urban school district (Booker T. Washington High School, 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.)

There will also be a free panel open to the public focusing on “How can Dallas attract and retain its creative talent?”, introduced by Mayor Mike Rawlings and led by Southern Methodist University’s Zannie Voss (Booker T. Washington High School, 1 p.m.).

Bishop T.D Jakes will close the Festival at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Winspear Opera House.

“This festival brings a diverse group of high-profile, global thought leaders to collaborate with Dallas leaders, as well as those in the broader public realm who want and deserve a voice in the future of their city,” said Dr. Larry Allums, executive director of the Dallas Institute. “Our goal is to ignite and challenge our community to create plans that improve Dallas by using ideas from all ages, cultures, ethnicities and walks of life.”

On the festival’s opening night, each keynote presentation will be followed by an interpretive performance from local artists and performers.

Tickets start at $30, and two-day passes are available for $90. Students with a valid school ID will receive a 50 percent discount. To reserve your tickets or for more information, visit www.thedallasfestival.com or call 214.871.2440.

About the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization with a 20-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders.  Created in 1980, The Dallas Institute is a center for creative and intellectual exchange, providing enriching programs for the public that are grounded in the wisdom of the humanities, laying the foundation for Dallas to realize its full potential for cultural excellence.   The Dallas Institute is located at 2719 Routh St., Dallas, Texas 75201.  For information, call (214) 871-2440, or visit www.DallasInstitute.org

About The Dallas Morning News

Established in 1885, The Dallas Morning News is Texas’ leading newspaper and the flagship newspaper subsidiary of A. H. Belo Corporation. It has received nine Pulitzer Prizes since 1986, as well as numerous other industry awards recognizing the quality of its investigative and feature journalism, design and photojournalism. Its portfolio of print and digital products reaches an average daily audience of more than 1.1 million people and includes online news and information sites; iPhone, Android and iPad apps; Al Día (www.aldiatx.com), the leading Spanish-language publication in North Texas; neighborsgo (www.neighborsgo.com), a consumer-generated community news outlet; and Briefing, the free, home-delivered quick-read. In addition to the editorial drivers within the Morning News, CrowdSource (www.thecrowdsource.com) was created as an independent business division to assist event organizers and producers with its operational, marketing and promotional needs. To advertisers, the portfolio of products is represented by DMNmedia (www.DMNmedia.com), the marketing solutions group of The Dallas Morning News, Inc. For more information about the publication and its entities, visit www.dallasnews.com.

About CrowdSource

CrowdSource is a Dallas-based events company that partners with local, regional and national organizations to engage audiences by creating impactful consumer experiences. As part of The Dallas Morning News, CrowdSource owns and produces events ranging in scope from entertainment and sports to education and the arts. For more information, please visit www.TheCrowdSource.com.

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P.R.I.N.T Press at the Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair


P.R.I.N.T Press at the

Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair


(L) Jaime Durham at Flatbed in 2014 (R) Work by Kiki Smith

Presented in conjunction with PrintAustin, P.R.I.N.T Press is pleased to announce our participation in the second-annual Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair showcasing publishers, printmakers, and university programs from Texas and beyond.

Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair Preview Gala
This select preview will feature booths, with bites, beverages, music and live valentine relief printing. Proceeds benefit PrintAustin.
Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair 
Twenty three participants will be exhibiting etchings, woodcuts, lithographs, monotypes, and serigraphs alongside ongoing hourly printmaking demonstrations.
Demo: “Maker Matrices”
The Director of P.R.I.N.T Press, Lari Gibbons, will show how to use blocks and stencils made with with digital fabrication equipment in a traditional hand press. 

For more information, visit Flatbed Press’ website.

Complete descriptions of future events can be found on our website and blog.

College of Visual Arts and Design
P.R.I.N.T Press
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
For more information: 940.369.8354 | print@unt.edu | print.unt.edu

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P.R.I.N.T Press

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Denton, TX 76203-5017


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