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Catholic Foundation Annual Art Competition: A Year on the Plaza

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Call for Professional Artists!!!!

Enter The Catholic Foundation Annual Art Competition before August 24, 2017 at 3:00pm:

For more info:

https://www.catholicfoundation.com/learning/current-events/plaza-art-competition.asp

Texas artists have until August 24th to enter and have their works displayed in the Dallas Art District for one year.

  • No entry fee
  • $2,500 Grand Prize Award.
  • Share the exciting upcoming 2017 annual competition details with your local professional artist friends and go to catholicfoundation.com for more information.
  • The public unveiling of the 2017 winner will be in October 2017.

Flyer: 2017 Art Competition postcard

Check out this 2 minute video about our annual Art Competition.

https://youtu.be/1om4rdzBrR4

 

Meghan Donnelly

Director of Marketing and Communications

12222 Merit Drive, Suite 850

Dallas, TX 75251

P: 972-661-9792

F: 972-661-0140

www.CatholicFoundation.com

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100+ MILLION MISSING Traveling Art Exhibit

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11,000 Pairs of Handmade Baby Booties Go on Display in Dallas to Launch 100+ MILLION MISSING Traveling Art Exhibit

Exhibit features baby booties handmade by at-risk women in 30 developing countries 

100+ MILLION MISSING is a traveling art exhibit to raise awareness of gendercide and to combat the extreme devaluation of women that leads to gendercide. The exhibit will feature 11,000 pairs of handmade baby booties, each pair representing 10,000 “missing” women and girls due to gendercide. Demographic scholars estimate 100 million to 125 million females are missing in the world today. The booties are the work of 500 women from women’s cooperatives in 30 developing countries. Many of the cooperatives were formed by nonprofits to help vulnerable women by providing them fair pay for work. The women used their income from making the baby booties to buy better food, medical care and schooling for their children. Dallas area high school students and knitting groups also contributed.  

An “Artists Respond” section will highlight artwork produced by professional, gallery-exhibited artists from Dallas-Fort Worth and the international community, including gendercide-affected countries. Gendap.org requested the artists to offer their personal responses to gendercide and to the baby bootie installation.  

See photos and a walk-through video.

WHEN:
Exhibit runs daily February 10 through February 15, 11am to 6pm

WHERE:
Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas Arts District

1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

CONTACT:
Gendercide Awareness Project

www.gendap.org
Beverly Hill, President & Founder, 214-924-3143
beverlybhill@gmail.com

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OUR PURPOSE:

The United Nations Population Fund estimates that currently 100-125 million women and girls are missing in the world due to sex-selective abortions, female infanticide, gross neglect of girls, preventable maternal death, and lack of food and shelter for older women.

The Gendercide Awareness Project began in early 2011 when founder Beverly Hill of Dallas, Texas, recruited a team of volunteers to raise awareness about the little-known problem of gendercide. From 2011 to 2016 the Gendercide Awareness Project, a Dallas-based 501(c)3 charity focused on preventing gendercide, has educated the public while raising funds to purchase 11,000 pairs of baby booties. The organization focuses on two initiatives:

  1. For Women:  To provide modest financial support to at-risk women by commissioning baby booties from women’s cooperatives overseas, paying fair prices. To date, that income has allowed the women to provide 4,000 nourishing family meals — roughly 20,000 substantial individual meals.
  2. For Girls: To send at-risk girls to school in developing countries by supporting five schools for girls (or scholarship programs for girls) in Cambodia, Nepal, India, Uganda, and Guatemala. Each girl receives instruction, room, board (3 meals per day), health care, uniforms, and school supplies. 

Educating at-risk girls and empowering women with fair pay for work is critical to ending gendercide

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Winning Art From The 2016 ‘A Year On The Plaza’ Art Competition Now On Display In The Dallas Arts District

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Completed by artist Tanya Joiner Slate, “Trinity River Origami” will adorn the 28-by-9-foot wall in The Catholic Foundation Plaza for one year

 

The Catholic Foundation has announced local artist Tanya Joiner Slate as the winner of the 2016 ‘A Year on the Plaza’ Art Competition. Her artwork, “Trinity River Origami,” was unveiled on the 28-by-9-foot public art wall in The Catholic Foundation Plaza during a ceremony on Oct. 12 and will remain on display for one year.

“Tanya Joiner Slate’s captivating mural portrays an inspiring message both to and about the city of Dallas,” said J. Matthew Kramer, President and CEO of The Catholic Foundation. “The heart of the Dallas Arts District is a perfect fit for the piece, and we congratulate Tanya for her talent and ability to create meaningful artwork for visitors of The Catholic Foundation Plaza to enjoy.”

Located on the grounds of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe across from the Meyerson Symphony Center, The Catholic Foundation Plaza was dedicated in 2006 as a gift from The Catholic Foundation to the Dallas community to commemorate the Foundation’s 50th anniversary. The 3,900-square-foot public space is an oasis for Dallas citizens and visitors to enjoy at no cost.

“In celebration of one of the world’s most recognizable skylines and the river on which it sits, I created this piece to honor Dallas’ resilience and strength in the face of whatever storms may come its way,” said Slate. “I am thrilled to be chosen as this year’s winner of ‘A Year on the Plaza’ Art Competition. What an honor it is to have my artwork showcased in the dynamic city of Dallas.”

Tanya’s artwork, along with submissions by other Texas professional artists, was reviewed by a panel of highly respected members of the local arts community before being selected. This year’s selection committee included: Father Rudy Garcia, rector of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe; Cindy M. Gummer, owner of The Enchanted Galleries; Jim Keyes, 2013 ‘A Year on the Plaza’ Art Competition winner; Patricia B. Meadows, Art Connections; Katherine Wagner, CEO of the Business Council for the Arts; and architect Gary Skotnicki. A piece by Ben Woitena entitled “Migration” was selected as an honorable mention in this year’s competition.

Winners of the ‘A Year on the Plaza’ Art Competition receive a $2,500 award in addition to the year-long public display. Former winners include Marty Ray’s “Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art” in 2006, Ann Cushing Gantz’s “Trumpeting Angels” in 2007, Pamela Nelson’s “Magic Carpet” in 2008; David Zvanut’s “Music on Parade” in 2009; J. Lynn Kelly’s “Downtown Playground” in 2010; Rebecca Guy’s “Dallas in Wonderland” in 2011; Cornelius Brackens Jr. “When the Troops Come Marching Home” in 2012; Jim Keyes’ “Homage to The Concertgebouw” in 2013; Barbara Dybala’s “The Dallas Arts District Word Search,” in 2014; and Stuart Hausmann’s “Paint the Town” in 2015.

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The Catholic Foundation is a trusted giving vehicle for the Catholic community. Chartered in 1955, the Foundation was founded by a group of dedicated Catholic laymen with a vision that extended far beyond the charitable needs of the moment. The Foundation has spent decades building a strong community, helping donors fulfill their charitable goals, and preserving the founders’ vision and philanthropic legacy. Over the past 40 years, the Foundation has provided more than $100 million in grants to religious, charitable and educational organizations. Today, it manages more than $223 million in assets and houses more than 390 charitable funds and trusts.

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Above (L-R): Vicky Lattner, Chairman of The Catholic Foundation Board of Trustees; Tanya Joiner Slate, winning artist of the 2016 Year on the Plaza Art Competition; and Matt Kramer, President and CEO of The Catholic Foundation at the art dedication ceremony on Oct. 12 in the Dallas Arts District.

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Above: 2016 Year on the Plaza Art Competition winner Tanya Joiner Slate (center) with art competition judges (L-R) Cindy Gummer, owner of The Enchanted Galleries; Patricia Meadows, Art Connections; Katherine Wagner, CEO of the Business Council for the Arts; and architect Gary Skotnicki.

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Above (L-R): Bill Keffler, Chief Operating Officer of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas; Councilmember Jennifer Staubach Gates, City Council District 13; Matt Kramer, President and CEO of The Catholic Foundation; and Vicky Lattner, Chairman of The Catholic Foundation Board of Trustees at the art dedication ceremony on Oct. 12 in the Dallas Arts District.

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Above: 2016 Year on the Plaza Art Competition winner Tanya Joiner Slate and her two granddaughters admire her piece, “Trinity River Origami,” which will be on display in The Catholic Foundation Plaza for one year.

 

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A YEAR ON THE PLAZA art competition deadline Aug. 25

2015 winner: Paint the Town by Stuart Hausmann

2015 winner: Paint the Town by Stuart Hausmann

TEXAS PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS:

ENTER ORIGINAL ARTWORK INTO A YEAR ON THE PLAZA ART COMPETITION BY AUG. 25

Winning work displayed on art wall in Dallas Arts District for one year, no entry fees 

DALLAS – Professional artists across Texas are invited to enter A Year on the Plaza Art Competition by Thursday, Aug. 25 at 3:00 p.m. for an exceptional exhibition opportunity for the winning artist.

Presented by The Catholic Foundation, the unique competition is accepting original work, searching for a piece of art to adorn a 28-foot-long by 9-foot-wide public art wall in the Dallas Arts District for one year. Submissions must measure 28 inches by 9 and 2/3 inches, and the winning work will be digitally enlarged to cover the wall. The winning artist receives a $2,500 stipend and honorable mentions receive $250 each.

“A Year on the Plaza Art Competition presents a unique opportunity for talented individuals in Texas to express themselves artistically and showcase their work in the Dallas Arts District,” said J. Matthew Kramer, president and CEO of The Catholic Foundation.

Submissions must be appropriate for the location of the Plaza on the Cathedral grounds but do not require a religious theme. There are no entry fees. The Request for Proposal is available at catholicfoundation.com.

Once the winning piece is selected by a panel of highly respected members of the local arts community, it will be unveiled during a public dedication ceremony in October 2016.

“Words can’t describe how exciting this is. If you are thinking about entering, go for it! What do you have to lose? As long as you enjoy art, then it’s worth it,” said 2015 winning artist Stuart Hausmann.

 

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About The Catholic Foundation Plaza

The Catholic Foundation Plaza is a unique 3,900-square-foot public space located at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe on the corner of Flora and Crockett Streets, directly across from the Meyerson Symphony Hall. The Plaza is in a highly visible location to visitors to the Dallas Arts District and is also one of the sites on the “Public Art Walk Dallas.” Dedicated in 2006, the Plaza was a gift from The Catholic Foundation to the Dallas community to commemorate the Foundation’s 50th anniversary. The wall currently displays last year’s winning piece, “Paint the Town” by Stuart Hausmann. Smaller replicas of all past winning artwork are mounted on the wall as well.

About The Catholic Foundation

The Catholic Foundation is a trusted giving vehicle for the Catholic community. Chartered in 1955, the Foundation was founded by a group of dedicated Catholic laymen with a vision that extended far beyond the charitable needs of the moment.The Foundation has spent decades building a strong community, helping donors fulfill their charitable goals, and preserving the founders’ vision and philanthropic legacy. Over the past 40 years, the Foundation has provided more $100 million in grants to religious, charitable and educational organizations. Today, it manages more than $223 million in assets and houses approximately 390 charitable funds and trusts.

 

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Historic Continental Gin Building to Showcase 40+ Artists at Artists Open Studios Spring 2016

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The 127-year-old Continental Gin Building is known as the oldest art community in Deep Ellum, and has proudly served as a creative hearth of over 65 tenants, including craftsmen, film producers, painters, photographers and designers, for almost 30 years. Starting Friday, April 22nd, the historic Continental Gin Building (CGB) will open its doors to the public this April for its biannual open house, showcasing the work of over 40 of Dallas’ finest artists. Guests are invited to enjoy abundant wine, treats, and live music by the Felix Flores Band. Dates and times are as follow:

Friday, April 22: 6:00 – 10:00 PM
Saturday, April 23: 2:00 – 8:00 PM

http://www.continentalginbuilding.com/

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Dallas Arts Week April 9 – 17, 2016

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The third Dallas Arts Week, April 9-17, 2016, will be a city-wide celebration of Dallas arts, designed to build awareness and appreciation for the cultural renaissance occurring in our city.

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The Dallas Art Fair will also partner with Dallas Arts Week, which includes an exhibition by Irving Penn at the DMA, Karl Holmqvist at the Power Station, and shows by Dan Colen, Helmut Lang, and Paola Pivi at the Dallas Contemporary. The Goss-Michael Foundation will also be celebrating their move to Dallas’ Design District with an exhibition by Paula Crown.

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SPRING BLOCK pARTy March 18 in the Dallas Arts District

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DALLAS – Dallas Arts District SPRING BLOCK pARTy is set for 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, March 18, at Pearl and Flora Streets in Dallas. The event, open to the public at no charge, will close the streets and celebrate everything the popular district offers.

Some highlights will include:

  • Crow Collection of Asian Art at 2010 Flora St.
  • Dallas Museum of Art at 1717 N. Harwood St.
  • Nasher Sculpture Center at 2001 Flora St.

Experience all three museums by participating in special activities, live concerts, guided tours, local brews, films and much more.

In addition, on-the-street performances will include:

  • Shakespeare Dallas get wild in the streets
  • An acoustic David Bowie tribute by the Thin White Dukes
  • Danielle Georgiou Dance Group – DGDG plots the Ides of March
  • Swing dancing with The Rhythm Room to Jackson Pollock’s favorite jazz records
  • Curbside karaoke with Mr. Rid
  • Beats and threads with Durty Laundry DJ truck
  • DMA presents “An American in Paris” (1951) on Ross Avenue Plaza
  • The Nasher presents a concert by Kurt Thurmond, followed by a special screening of “Edward Scissorhands” in the Nasher Garden
  • Goodnight Gorlinski at the Crow Collection of Asian Art
  • DJ Luxury Raps at Klyde Warren Park

Food and drinks, including local craft beers and libations from Alamo Drafthouse DFW, will be available. Fifteen gourmet food trucks will keep the party rolling.

DART Rail service runs until midnight, and enjoy Uber pickup/drop-off points in the district — $20 ride credit for new users using the code: “DalArts”

For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/594762490675789/.

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AURORA Oct. 16

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FRIDAY, October 16th, 2015 7:00pm – 2:00am

http://dallasaurora.com/general-info/

Aurora is a free and public contemporary art exhibition centered in the 68-acres Dallas Arts District. The expansive and immersive exhibition presents interactive light, video, performance, and sound artworks in exciting and unexpected public spaces.

 

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Dallas Arts District Fall Block Party 2015 Sept. 18

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September 18, 2015 6pm – midnight

The Dallas Arts District is closing the roads for their biggest Fall Block Party yet with the Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Museum of Art, and Nasher Sculpture Center. Experience all three museums by participating in special activities like live concerts, guided tours, local brews, movies and much more. Fall Block Party is free and lasts until midnight. For more information see http://www.thedallasartsdistrict.org/events/fallblockparty2015

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Dallas Arts District SUMMER BLOCK PARTY June 20


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Dallas Arts District SUMMER BLOCK PARTY June 20

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Time for a summertime celebration! Join us in the Dallas Arts District as we close down Flora and Harwood Streets for a block party with the Crow Collection of Asian Art, the Dallas Museum of ArtNasher Sculpture Center, and special guests from Dallas Solstice!

Grab dinner or dessert from gourmet food trucks lining the streets, and enjoy all three museums, live concerts, music by the Durty Laundry truck, guided tours, film screenings, and more special activities at this summertime extravaganza in the District!

As always, this event is free and lasts until midnight! https://www.facebook.com/DallasArtsDistrict

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