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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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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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