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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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TAC Professional Review July 13


Professional Review

July 13, 2015: 5:30 – 8:30pm

Ryder Richards, Reviewer

The TAC Professional Review is an opportunity for artists to show their work to curators, gallery directors and art writers in order to be critiqued and given constructive feedback on their art and presentation. The arts professional/s will be available for 20-minute individual critiques/reviews for artists. These reviews are available to paid-up/current Texas Artists Coalition members only. Each TAC member may only sign up for one review in June. Payment of $25 MUST accompany sign-up. Memberships or renewals may be paid for at the same time. See the link here for more information and rules.

Professional: Ryder Richards

Ryder Richards was a fellow at Roswell Artist-in-Residence from September 2012 until August 2013, and is acting art department chair and faculty at Eastfield College in Mesquite, TX. Known for his many long-term collaborations, Ryder is the co-founder of the RJP NOMADIC GALLERY, and CULTURE LABORATORY, is also a member of Dallas-based collective THE ART FOUNDATION, who curated Boom Town at the Dallas Museum of Art, had Fountainhead accepted into the collection of the Nasher Sculpture Center, and created an installation at The Reading Room for the Texas Biennial 2013. He is the recipient of several scholarships and awards including artist-in-residence programs at Roswell, New Mexico; Vermont Studio Center, Vermont; Hilmsen, Germany; Paducah, Kentucky and Portales, New Mexico. Ryder also continues as a freelance curator and writes art reviews for publications such as Glasstire.com, D Magazine, and Cornell Press. He is the founder and editor of Eutopia: Contemporary Art Review.

Call or email Elaine Taylor or Rachel Ireland

for more information. 817.298.3021/3024

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May 17 PSSW Meeting: Critique from Ann Hardy

Cyclist by Ann Hardy
“Cyclist” by Ann Hardy[/caption]

PSSW May 17 Meeting:  Critique from Artist Ann Hardy

You are invited to the May meeting of the Pastel Society of the Southwest on May 17 from 3 to 5 pm. The meeting is welcome to all and is held in the community room at Stacy’s furniture in Grapevine, TX.  Nationally known artist Ann Hardy will be offering a critique.  Please bring one to three pastel works in order to participate.

Ann is a prolific painter and has received acclaim for her striking landscape, figure and still life paintings.  She has made trips all over the world to paint and see other people’s cultures.  Ann holds signature status in many organizations including Oil Painters of America, Southwestern Watercolor Society and Texas and Neighbors.  Her numerous awards include 2nd and 3rd place at Oil Painters of America National Show.  She has also judged both Western and Eastern Oil Painters of America exhibitions and given demos and critiques at National.  We are fortunate to have her expertise available to us. For more about Ann, see her website: http://annhardy.com/

Consider attending this opportunity.  One can always learn by watching others work get critiqued even if you choose not to present your own work.



For more about Pastel Society of the Southwest, please visit our website:  www.pssw.info

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Marian Hirsch Critique May 4

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PSSW member MARIAN HIRSCH will be conducting a critique of pastel works for the Pastel Society of the Southwest at their May meeting.  The meeting will be held on Sunday, May 4th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Stacy’s Furniture community room in Grapevine.   Marian Hirsch holds signature status with PSSW and the Pastel Society of America.  Marian has received a long list of awards for her beautiful artwork and we are fortunate to have her expertise available to us.  Participants are asked to bring two pastel works for critique.  Please read more detailed instructions from Marian on our website www.pssw.info  For more about Marian, please see her website www.MARIANHIRSCH.COM

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O’Keefe Studio Lecture Series, Sculpture Sessions & Critique



Presented by Michael O’Keefe at the The O’Keefe Studio
580 W. Arapaho Rd., Suite 290, Richardson, TX 75080


$15 admission

2014 Thursday Evening Lecture Series

Thursday, March 20th, 7pm

What is Abstraction?

This talk and powerpoint presentation will tackle the idea of abstraction in relationship to the visual arts. We will consider the way the terms “abstract” and “abstraction” are typically used and the possible problems with various understandings of these terms. Most of all, this talk will offer a deeper understanding of various abstract vocabularies, making it easier for participants to succeed in using or viewing an abstract artistic vocabulary.

Thursday, April 24th, 7pm

Sensuality, Seasickness, St. Sebastian, Secret Societies, and a Joust of Great Egos: A Stroll Through The DMA

This talk and powerpoint presentation will examine a handful of works from the Dallas Museum of Art that are, most likely, often overlooked by visitors. Michael will share some insights into each the works that deal with the curious themes mentioned in the lecture title. Be surprised by the works that Michael has chosen to highlight while enjoying insights into many time periods, cultures, and artistic concerns.

Thursday, May 29th, 7pm

Michelangelo in Dallas

Did you know that there are reproductions of 8 Michelangelo sculptures here in dallas?! This talk and powerpoint presentations will expose the whereabouts of these sculptures and will take a closer look at the artistic concerns and developments of the great Michelangelo as seen in these 8 sculptures. We will also discuss the quality of these reproductions and consider the affect on the overall value of a work of art when it is a reproduction rather then the original.



Sculpting the Human Head and Moving Into Abstraction

4 sessions with a model: Tues., 1:30–4:30 Mar. 25, Apr. 1, 8 15
4 sessions moving into abstraction: Tues., 1:30–4:30 Apr. 22, 29, May 6, 15


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Critique demo by Maureen Brouillette in Irving Feb. 26

Maureen Brouillette will give an explanation of the art critique process and critique paintings of members at the meeting of the Irving Art Association. Date: Tuesday, February 26th at 7pm. Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. directions

Maureen will also explain how a critique group works, and why it is helpful to development of an artist. Her approach is always kind and positive. She understands the principles of composition and design and teaches it with humor.

She is currently the critique artist for two groups, and is looking to form another group in Irving or mid-cities. Contact her at maureenbrouillette@yahoo.com if you are interested.

About Maureen

Ms. Brouillette is an accomplished artist and an enthusiastic teacher. She has been featured in The Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Artist magazine and has received numerous awards in national juried exhibits, as well as Best of Show twice at the Southwestern Watercolor Society Member Show. 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, and judges art shows. For more, see her website at http://www.mbrouillette.com.

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