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DADA Fall Gallery Walk 2017

The 2017 DADA Fall Gallery Walk featuring over 30 galleries will unfold on Saturday, September 9 from noon to 8:00 pm. Art enthusiasts, private and corporate collectors, artists, designers and visitors to Dallas can enjoy a full spectrum of gallery openings and special exhibitions.

From Downtown to North Dallas, DADA member galleries will showcase new exhibitions, art talks and more. The Design District is home to 10 DADA galleries. Explore 6 familiar galleries in a new light – American Fine Art, Craighead-Green Gallery, LuminArté Fine Art Gallery, Mary Tomás Gallery, Samuel Lynne Galleries and The Goss-Michael Foundation. Then visit these newest galleries — Carneal Simmons Contemporary, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Christopher Martin Gallery and Beaudry Gallery.

Last year Texas A&M University-Commerce VisCom Gallery joined the Downtown experience that includes The MAC, TVAA Downtown Gallery and UNT ArtSpace Dallas. Adding to your cultural experience downtown is the Dallas Performance Hall Gallery. This gallery joins the non-profit list of Cultural Center members which include – Bath House, Oak Cliff and The Latino Cultural Center.

The Park Cities and Uptown galleries you won’t want to miss are recognized spaces showcasing a variety of media — Talley Dunn Gallery, Afterimage Gallery and David Dike Fine Art.

Participating in the North is the newest DADA member The Gallery at North Haven Gardens. Also in the area visit founding members — Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Brookhaven College Forum Gallery and Studio Gallery, Southwest Gallery and The University of Texas at Dallas Main Gallery.

Outside of Dallas, DADA is represented in Irving at the Irving Arts Center Galleries & Sculpture Garden and the University of Dallas – Haggerty Art Gallery. DADA is in Denton as well and at the University of North Texas Art Galleries – College of Visual Arts and Design.

A Gallery Guide can be downloaded from our website at dallasartdealers.org or available at any participating galleries.

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The first ever Texas Latino Comic Con July 29 at the Latino Cultural Center

The first ever Texas Latino Comic Con Spotlights Latino Talent

Texas Latino Comic Con

Dallas, Texas-  Our stories matter. The first ever Texas Latino Comic Con is coming to Dallas Texas July 29th.  In collaboration with the Latino Cultural Center of Dallas, this comic convention is a first of its kind in Texas highlighting Latino artists, writers and creators in the comic book community. The convention will feature local artistic talent, a Latino character centered cosplay contest, and special guests. The event will be free for the public. In conjunction with Dusk and Rio Bravo Comics we are excited announce Texas Latino Comic Con.  Our stories matter!

One of our first guest announcements is the creator of El Peso Hero, Hector Rodriguez.  El Peso Hero has been one the most internationally talked about Latino superhero in decades.  With modern social issues such immigration, human trafficking and institutional corruption, El Peso Hero has garnered attention and praise from the Latino community and been featured on Univision, CNN, Telemundo, Fusion, CW, La Reforma, PRI The World and countless of other media sites worldwide. It has even won the prestigious Emmy Award for best news story by Univision news anchor Angel Pedrero and has won an award by the Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for most innovative book. Among the appeal of the comic book is that El Peso Hero speaks only Spanish. All of the other characters in the comic book speak English. It is important to portray rich diversity.

The other guest announcement is Eliamaria M. Crawford, originally of San Angelo, Texas.  Starting at a very young age Elia always had a passion.  First in high school started drawing stick figure doodles as her primary go- and eventually started, what-was, her Elia in a Box Webcomic then. She also had the privilege of drawing comics for her high school newspaper, the Campus Corral. Then in college she drew comics for the university newspaper, The Shorthorn, and started doing custom & freelance work. That is when Elia in a Box Comics, the brand, took off and she started doing cool projects from custom wedding graphics, to convention poster art, and even contributing comics to many zines and projects.  From college she eventually did the hit book “Humans Really Irritate Me,” a collection of quotes of UTA’s Dr Allan Saxe, drawn in Elia’s unique style.

For more information on Texas Latino Comic Con, please visit the official website at http://txlatinocc.weebly.com/

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Carol Trice: Short Story Series opens July 20 at the Magnolia

Please join us for the opening reception of Carol Trice: Short Story Series | Thursday, July 20 from 6-8pm at The Magnolia Theatre!
Carol Trice
Short Story Series
July 20 – August 29, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, July 20, 2017
6 pm – 8 pm
Ro2 Art @ The Magnolia Theatre

3699 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

RSVP to Short Story Series

About the Artist: http://www.ro2art.com/carol-trice-short-story-series.html/

Carol Trice’s textile paintings evoke a familiar sensation of connectedness, illustrating the intersections and ties that are found in interpersonal relationships. Her bold, thick lines are emblematic of the fleeting and the sometimes intense interactions that people encounter on a regular basis. Her works are made using dense black thread that intersects and laces along a gridded background. Some of the pieces are methodical while others are disorderly, mimicking the experience of human interaction, whether brief or prolonged. Carol Trice’s pieces are exquisitely representative of daily colloquies.

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Applications for the 2017 Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash Now Open!

This year the Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash descends on Eddie Deen’s Ranch, located just south of the Dallas Convention Center on Lamar St. in Dallas, Texas. A world-class entertainment venue, the location has an eclectic charm and authentic Texas atmosphere. Etsy Dallas’ Jingle Bash, a premier handmade shopping event and party, will showcase the very best in handmade apparel, bags, jewelry, home décor, accessories, art, pottery and more! Hand-picked artists, crafters and designers from near and far will all gather at the Jingle Bash for pure shopping pleasure.

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Eddie Deen’s Ranch located 944 S. Lamar St | Dallas, TX 75202

Apply now to be part of the Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash! deadline August 18

http://www.etsydallas.com/jb-artist-info 

SELLING AT THE BASH

  • The Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash is a juried, handmade-only show.
  • No resale items, no vintage, no commercial products, no supplies at the Bash.
  • All artists must be present to staff their own booth during the Bash. If you have staff that is knowledgeable and trained to sell your products, please let us know at the time of application if they attend in your absence.
  • Artists are not allowed to sell another artist’s products.
  • Artists may sell only items on their application in order to avoid over saturation of categories, to be fair to the fellow vendors, and to provide shoppers with a diverse array of products.
  • Artists do not have to live in the Dallas area nor be a member of Etsy Dallas to apply. We welcome artists from all over the country!
  • Applicants do not need to have an Etsy shop, but quality web presence is highly encouraged
  • Anyone who meets the above criteria is welcome to apply!

APPLICATION INFO

  • Complete applications and application fees are due by midnight (CST) August 18, 2017
  • A $25 application fee is non-refundable and can only be sent via Paypal to dallascraftcollective@gmail.com
  • No cash or checks accepted.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted
  • In order to be considered, you must provide a working web link depicting clear photos of your handmade products
  • No photos accepted via email or snail mail
  • The State of Texas requires vendors to have a Sales Tax ID in order to pay sales tax on all items sold in Texas. Visit the State Comptroller’s web site for more infohttp://www.window.state.tx.us/

BOOTH OPTIONS

  • This year we will host the event in an indoor venue with multiple rooms. We cannot guarantee placement in any location at time of application.
  • If your preferred booth size is not available, please indicate on application if you would/not be willing to accept your second choice.
  • Two booth sizes will be offered:
    *10×10 for $295
    *6×8 for $195

TIMELINE

  • July 17 : Bash application open online
  • August 18: All applications + $25 application fee due via Paypal to dallascraftcollective@gmail.com
  • On or around August 23: Emails go out notifying artists of whether or not they were accepted into this year’s Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash
  • September 6: Booth and any promotional or sponsorship fees due via Paypal to dallascraftcollective@gmail.com
  • September 22: All print-ready press materials due (if you have chosen a sponsorship level, your digital files will be due upon acceptance to show).
  • October 14:  Deadline to receive all Bash Bag™ promo items

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Not So Cruel Summer July 22 at Circuit12

NOT SO
CRUEL SUMMER
22 JULY 2017 @ CIRCUIT12

Join us at Circuit12 for an afternoon of art and an evening of music. PRIMER, the retail space inside of Circuit12, will be featuring new works by local artists as well as having a sale on existing merchandise. Starting at 6PM in our exhibition space there will be live performances by local musicians. A $5 suggested donation is greatly appreciated and all proceeds will go to support our local artists and musicians.

NOON – 5 PM // Pop-Up in Primer with new products and artworks from Dan Lam, Shamsy Roomiani, Tamar Navama, Built By Bender, Otter Illustration and Wild Garnet. Plus discounts up to 70% off existing merchandise and 40% of all Built By Bender merchandise.

6 – 10 PM // Live music by Rat Rios, Francine Thirteen and Drew Chapa accompanied by visuals by Mike Morris plus a DJ set by endolena.

Circuit12 Contemporary · 1811 Levee Street · Dallas, TX 75207

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7.7 Commemorative Live Mural Project

In collaboration with WFAA-TV, last week the Creative Arts Center of Dallas organized a community-focused live mural painting project as a way to pay tribute to the five officers who lost their lives on 7/7/16. We would like to thank the many artists and volunteers who spent the day in the July heat working on this mural, with a special thank you to the lead artists Lynn Armstrong & Katrina Doran.

The mural will be auctioned at the Celebration of Service Gala, Saturday July 15, 2017 at 6 pm, with all funds from the auction set to be donated to the Fallen Officer’s Foundation.

Creative Arts Center of Dallas, 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228

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I am Woman, Hear Me Roar – TVAA call for entries

I am Woman, Hear me Roar

July 31 – August 28, 2017

ProspectusAugust 2017 I am Woman – Hear Me Roar – Exhibition

Deadline for entry via online form: July 20

Submit up to three entries (jpegs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side)

For any questions contact gallery director @ tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com

For any change in delivery or sitting schedule, you must contact Gallery Director @ tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com/

deepapdesignscape@gmail.com

Submissions via below form ONLY, no email submissions will be accepted.

http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/ogVc519nHcyD9s9JMAa

Bring a print out of prospectus along with your artwork to the Gallery on delivery day.


I am Woman – Hear me Roar! is a show that was inspired by ordinary women, who do extraordinary things! Let’s face it, Woman Rock! – They bring life into the world, they have broken through glass ceilings, and go above and beyond to care for others! This show will feature works of art that celebrate all females, whether they be human or from the animal kingdom, present or past, real or imagined, divine or demure. There are many sides to these fabulous creatures that this collection of works will explore! The curator, Kelly E. Marra, has been dreaming of this show with visions of lionesses, portraits, abstracts and more with a tribal vibe.

About the Curator: Kelly E. Marra is an Artist, from the North Texas Area, that loves to explore and create with a variety of mediums. She exploits the versatility of acrylic paint, and incorporates polymer clay, fabric, and jewelry design into her mixed media pieces. She is a member of The Cove Gallery in McKinney, Texas and is inspired to nurture the relationship between local artists and their communities.

Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side) by JULY 20th

CALENDAR:

Jpgs due to curator: July 20
Acceptance Notifications sent: July 22
Deliver work to Gallery: July 28 @ 10 am – 1 pm
Hanging: July 28 @ 1 pm – 4 pm
Gallery opens to public: July 31
Reception: August 6 @ 2 pm – 4 pm
Pick up: August 28 @ 10 am – 1 pm

Eligibility:
This show is open to TVAA members and non-members.

Entry Fee:
$5.00 per entry for TVAA members; $10 per entry for non-members. Pay at time of delivery. Do not send in mail.

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Geometric MADI Biennial: Origins in Geometry opens July 28

Geometric MADI Biennial: Origins in Geometry

Don’t miss the 2017 Biennial at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art. The show, which features talented geometric and MADI artist from throughout the world, opens with a reception July 28 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and continues through October 22.

Juried by Magdalena Arria, Biennial: Origins in Geometry is a competition to recognize excellence in emerging visual artists deriving inspiration from geometric abstraction.

Magdalena Mujica de Arria founded GraphicArt Gallery in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1976 and serves as its Director.

Featured artists are listed at http://www.geometricmadimuseum.org/event/exhibit-biennial-origins-in-geometry/

RSVP on Facebook

Museum of Geometric and MADI Art
3109 Carlisle Street
Dallas, TX 75204-1194

 

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Artists Showplace Workshops for 2017/2018

ENROLL EARLY! (972) 233-1223
For full schedule and class details www.theartistsshowplace.com

Artists’ Showplace, 15615 Coit Rd. #230, SW Quadrant of Coit and Arapaho


 

KATHY ELLIOTT – COLD WAX & OIL
September 20-23, 2017
$385

MAUREEN BROUILLETTE – FINDING YOUR OWN VOICE WITH MIXED MEDIA/COLLAGE
September 29 – October 1, 2017
$285

STERLING EDWARDS – WATERCOLOR
October 9 – 13, 2017
$500

DAWN FREELAND – SILK PAINTING & WEARABLE ART
October 27-29, 2017
$300 (Includes silks, dyes, palette)

BEVERLY BOREN – OIL WORKSHOP
November 2nd – November 4th. 2017
$285

MICHAEL HOLTER – FIGURATIVE WATERCOLOR
November 7th – 9th, 2017
$300

LIFE DRAWING WEEKLY MEETUPS
Wednesdays & Thursdays
$20 PER MEETUP

2018 Workshops

CECY TURNER – OIL PAINTING
January 23 – 25, 2018
$290

JO MONCRIEF – ACRYLIC ABSTRACT
February 21 – 24, 2018

$385 STEPHEN ZHANG – FLOW IN WATERCOLOR
March 6 – 9, 2018
$400

DAVID KESSLER – BIGGER, FASTER, FRESHER, LOOSER ABSTRACT PAINTING WORKSHOP
April 18-21, 2018
$400

XIANG ZHANG – PORTRAITURE IN OIL
May 2-5, 2018
$475 (Fee includes 2 live models per day)

KAREN KNUTSON – WATERCOLOR AND CHARCOAL POUR
November 1-4, 2018.
$400

ENROLL EARLY! (972) 233-1223
For full schedule and class details www.theartistsshowplace.com

Artists’ Showplace, 15615 Coit Rd. #230, SW Quadrant of Coit and Arapaho

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2017 Creative Arts Competition at the State Fair of Texas call for entries – deadline extended July 28

Now available online with all the details on the latest and greatest competitions,the 2017 Creative Arts Handbook is your guide to all things crafty. Whether you’re new to the crafting world or you consider yourself a Creative Arts veteran, the State Fair offers a wide variety of contests for participants on both ends of the spectrum. From jewelry making to jelly canning, pie baking to holiday decorating, and glass blowing to metal sculpting, the Creative Arts Department has something to excite the inner artist in you.

With more than 1,100 categories in 12 different departments of pre-Fair contests, as well as daily competitions taking place during the Fair, amateurs and professionals of all ages have endless opportunities to showcase their creative talents. Contest departments include: Art; Ceramics; Designer-Craftsman; Dolls; Foods (Canning); Hobby Collections; Holiday Corner; Needlepoint and Cross Stitch; Needlework and Sewing; Afghans, Rugs, Quilts and Bedspreads; Photography; and Scale Models.

Registration for the 2017 pre-Fair contests has officially begun, with a deadline of Friday, July 28 to submit entry forms and fees. Contestants can submit their entries via mail by July 28, or hand deliver items to the Creative Arts Building on August 11, 12, or 13 from 9 am to 5 pm. Only one entry per person may be submitted within each category. In the following weeks, entries will be judged and contestants will receive notification once the results are finalized. Entries that are awarded a ribbon will be on display during the 2017 State Fair of Texas, themed “Celebrating Texans.”

For all contest details, download the 2017 Creative Arts Handbook at BigTex.com. New contests have been added, some previous ones have been combined or removed, in addition to other updates. The 2017 State Fair of Texas runs September 29 through October 22. Register now to showcase your creative skills!

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ArtFocus Collective opens July 21 at North Haven Gardens

Please join us for the Opening Reception of “ArtFocus Collective” at the Gallery at North Haven Gardens on Friday, July 21, 5-7pm. This exhibition features a group of 10 professional artists from Dallas, Texas that will be in attendance to discuss their original work with you -ranging from watercolors, oils, acrylics, mixed media, collage and more! The show will be open through September 1, 2017. For more about Art Focus XC see their website: http://www.artfocusxc.com/

 

The Gallery at North Haven Gardens

7700 Northaven Road

Dallas, TX 75230

Admission: Free

For more information: http://www.nhg.com

E-Mail: apatterson@nhg.com

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John Marcucci “Quantum” opens July 13 at Haley-Henman

John Marcucci
QUANTUM
July 13-August 8, 2017

Gallery hours: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 12-5 pm
and by appointment, call 214-532-3225

https://haleyhenman.com/
Haley-Henman Gallery, PO Box 226932, Dallas, TX 75222-6932

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Community Beer gARTen – Call for Artists!

Dallas craft beer brewery, Community Beer Co., is offering free space for a limited number of DFW local artists to come and show their work at several new, upcoming pop up shows.

Community would like to highlight their community beer culture, the same that they feature in their Taproom and Brewery, located at 1530 Inspiration Drive, Dallas, TX, by showcasing local artists and artisans at beer festivals across the state of Texas!

Community Beer Co. will have a dedicated portion of the festival for artists to display, sell and share their work! The area will be anchored at the Community Beer Bar within the festival.

Artist involvement will be at no charge! That’s right. No vendor fee or out of pocket costs what so ever. We request that artists donate a portion of their sales to a local charity (TBD by Community Beer Co.)

If you are interested in this exciting artist opportunity, please fill out the registration form, via the ink below, to be considered for the event!

https://form.jotform.us/61785968570170

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CADD’s Summer Bus Tour on July 22


CONTEMPORARY ART DEALERS OF DALLAS

 
presents
CADD SUMMER BUS TOUR
SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2017
5:00-9:00 pm

CADD has been promoting the visual arts through unique programming since 2006 and the bus tours have been going strong since 2010. Bus tour participants might gain access to artist’s studios, galleries, private collections, corporate collections, art installations or other special venues!

The July 22nd CADD BUS TOUR

will visit three CADD member galleries, as well as Polsinelli’s art collection, and a private collection. Refreshments will be served at each gallery with a light supper served at the end of the evening in a private home. Proceeds from CADD events assists with the CADD Scholarship and CADD Educational Programs. Buy your ticket and join us!

The bus tour begins at CONDUIT GALLERY. Participants will park their cars at 5pm and proceed inside to view two exhibitions. The first is a group exhibition of works by gallery artists, including Marcelyn McNeil, Vincent Falsetta, Roberto Munguia and Jules Buck Jones. The second is a collaborative installation between James Sullivan and Hellen Ascoli exploring issues of the body, its presence and place within different societies. The original siting was an installation at Concepcion 41, in Antigua, Guatemala. It is titled, “Mi Cuerpo está aquí…..mi cuerpo no está aquí –(2)”.

Your 2nd stop is POLSINELLI. Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with approximately 800 attorneys in 20 offices, serving corporations, institutions, and entrepreneurs.  The firm’s national art collection embodies the energy, diversity, innovation, and forward-facing realities of the communities in which it is embedded. The 63,000 square foot Dallas office is marked by efficient design and a hospitality-driven approach that streamlines the work environment, creating a distinctive client experience and forming an elegant backdrop for the art collection.  A grand staircase serves as the centerpiece of the lobby, oriented to showcase views of Dallas’ skyline, and graced by a ceramic sculpture by Lauren Mabry.  Among the forty artworks displayed are works by area artists Joan WinterTommy FitzpatrickMatthew CusickDornith Doherty and John Holt Smith. Holly Johnson will ably replace the firm’s curator for this tour.

Then jump on the bus to visit two CADD galleries at 1845 Levee Street.

CRIS WORLEY FINE ARTS is pleased to introduce four new artists in this summer’s exhibition, Introductions. Marc Dennis, Adrian Esparza, Sherry Owens, and Robert Sagerman display radical and unique talents in sculpture and painting. Hyper-realist artist Marc Dennis brings levity, humor and virtuosity to his sumptuous oil paintings, depicting subjects from the art historical canon infused with contemporary themes. Adrian Esparza has inspired international attention through his deconstruction of the Mexican sarape, using its colorful yarn to create large-scale geometric forms. Sherry Owens is a prominent Texas sculptor known for her exquisite sculptures made from repurposed crepe myrtle branches and bronze. Informed by his academic studies in art history and Kabbalist Mysticism, Robert Sagerman creates paintings that awe and impress with titles that correspond to the number of strokes made by the artist. Repetition as a form of meditation gives way to a mystical experience.

HOLLY JOHNSON GALLERY features two exhibitions. Michael Young: Updrafts, is an exhibition of new paintings by Austin-based artist. Young’s inspiration is drawn from a lexicon of interrelated subjects such as Mimbres pottery, tantric art, geology, seismographs, modernist and colonial architecture, stereotomy, desert landscapes, petroglyphs, Japanese pottery, Native American design languages, textiles, microphotography, bee hives and the study of pollen.Michelle Mackey: Doubletake, is an exhibition of new paintings by the Dallas/Brooklyn-based artist. Within Mackey’s art there is a palpable sense of multi-dimensionality and spatial transference — where settings and imagery fragment and converge.  She uses light and its power to confuse structural logic, so that these paintings suspend between the known and the unknown.

Your final stop of the evening will be the private collection at the spectacular home of LORI and TOM REISENBICHLER. Refreshments and a light supper will be served.

BUS TOUR ITINERARY

5:00 pm    Arrive promptly, park and visit Conduit Gallery at 1626 C Hi Line Drive.
5:30 pm    Get on the bus and head to Polsinelli to view their art collection.
6:30 pm    Visit Cris Worley Fine Arts & Holly Johnson Gallery at 1845 Levee Street.
7:15 pm    Visit a Private Collection for refreshments and a light supper.
8:45 pm    Return to Conduit Gallery to retrieve your car.

Tickets are $75.00 each

Seating is limited

To purchase tickets visit 

ETIX

Guests are provided with transportation, tour, refreshments, and a light supper.
The Bus Tour is approximately 4 hours long.
For more information please email Nancy Whitenack at conduit1@gmail.com.

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Dallas Gallery Day July 15

6TH ANNUAL DALLAS GALLERY DAY IS JULY 15TH (12-6 PM)

Dallas Gallery Day returns for its 6th installment featuring over 20 participating spaces. Newcomers to the event include Ginger Fox Gallery and Jen Mauldin Gallery in Bishop Arts along with Bivins Gallery in Uptown and the Goss-Michael Foundation returns to the mix for the first time in their new space on Monitor.

The highly coveted Gallery Day T-shirt, which is free to the first 15 people arriving at any of the participating spaces, was designed by Philadelphia-based artist Kyle Confehr.

For a full list of participating galleries see https://www.dallasgalleryday.com/

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Kirk Hopper Exhibit: TXMX – DANIELA CAVAZOS MADRIGAL | ANALISE MINJAREZ | SARITA WESTRUP

OPENING IN JULY

CLOSING RECEPTION Saturday, August 12, 2017

 

TXMX

DANIELA CAVAZOS MADRIGAL | ANALISE MINJAREZ | SARITA WESTRUP

July 15 – August 12, 2017

 

Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce Street) is pleased to present a three-person exhibit featuring artists Daniela Cavazos Madrigal (San Antonio), Analise Minjarez (Denton), and Sarita Westrup (Dallas). The show opens on July 15 and runs through August 12, with a closing reception from 6.00 – 8.00 p.m.Saturday, August 12.

 

Using unconventional materials such as cement, wire, and discarded textiles, artists Daniela Cavazos Madrigal, Analise Minajrez, and Sarita Westrup tackle issues of migration, cultural identity, and the fracturing of our communal fabric. All three artists grew up in border towns of Texas and each explores the truths of the migrant trajectory.

 

Daniela Cavazos Madrigal sources discarded clothing from warehouses in her native Laredo (which sells mounds of clothing by the pound) and embroiders lyrics from popular corridos, Mexican narrative themed ballads about oppression and daily life. Madrigal doesn’t view these items as just clothing but as deeply personal artifacts that are symbolic of identity and shelter, and as stand-ins for the human body.  Daniela states, “My body of work is built around the illusive notion of the American Dream.” The understanding that inequity is systematic and difference is often met with hostility is the driving force behind the conception her work.

Analise Minjarez incorporates found objects, textiles, and native crops to evoke a minimalistic aesthetic that echos the beauty and fragility of life on desolate borderlands. Most recently, Minijarez has been exploring the ideas of nets as both a textile binding technique and as a symbol for the sky and stars shared between two countries. Analise states, “I engage in the repetition of net making to contemplate both the tension necessary to create the knots of a net and the social strain between people living on separated land. In addition, the net, although commonly perceived as a barrier, provides portholes of cultural and social understanding.”

 

In addition to using natural found material, Sarita Westrup experiments with man-made materials such as plastics, cement, and wire, materials that can all be found peppered throughout the border landscape. Westrup casts plastic water bottles and jugs out of cement, evoking sentimental offerings to those who have made the journey across the border. Westrup’s materials reference Mexican American identity and border trafficking, and question stability along the border region.

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SWS 54th Members Exhibition Preview Party July 9

Southwestern Watercolor Society invites you to a preview of the show entries.
When: Tomorrow, July 9
Time:  2:00-4:00 PM
Where:  Royal Lane Baptist Church
6707 Royal Ln, Dallas

A viewing of all the digital entries in the upcoming show in September. Refreshments served.

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TACA 50th Anniversary Gala Sept. 8

TACA 50th Anniversary Gala to be Held on September 8th, 2017

DALLAS, Texas, July 6, 2017 – TACA has set Friday, September 8 for its 50th Anniversary Gala, to be held at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd.

Wanda Gierhart, TACA’s 50th Anniversary Chair, said, “TACA’s Custom Auction Gala has historically signaled the commencement of Dallas’ black tie season. This year’s event will be exceptional as we celebrate the organization’s many successes over the last five decades. Because the organization is poised to expand its reach to include the visual arts, the party on September 8th will be the last of its kind, lending extra excitement to the proceedings while setting the stage for exciting changes in 2018.”

Gierhart, along with her fiancé, Chef Dean Fearing, are co-chairing the gala, which begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, and continues with an exclusive TACA-commissioned performance, a luxury live auction, a delectable dinner and entertainment. The co-chairs for the gala are the TACA 50th Anniversary committee members.

TACA will present a commissioned celebratory performance directed by TITAS’ Charles Santos and choreographed by Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Bridget Moore. The new work will include TACA’s grantees: Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance and Bruce Wood Dance Project.

Gierhart added, “After the performance, we’ll begin our luxury live auction. As most of you know, when it comes to auctions, Ialways bring my A-game. Since this is TACA’s Golden Anniversary and TACA brought the concept of live auctions to Dallas five decades ago in the first place, I promise that this year’s packages will be appropriately irresistible.”

 

Following the live auction, guests will enjoy a delectable seated dinner throughout the Mansion’s labyrinth of stunning interior spaces, followed by a lively after-party. The dress, described as “black tie by decade – 1970s to present,” is a way to acknowledge the organization’s longevity and approach their attire with maximum creativity.

Wolford McCue, TACA Carlson president and executive director, said, “TACA has grown into a valued arts funding and service organization that provides an array of grants and innovative programs. Our investment in the arts translates to the premiere of new works, impactful residencies, community initiatives and greater opportunities for artists and audiences to connect. Our community reach will continue to grow as we implement a new strategic plan in 2018 that will focus on supporting all of the arts in Dallas by providing funds for visual arts organizations as well as performing arts. Even though this will be the last gala of its type, TACA will continue to hold exceptional events next year, and for many years to come.”

 

Sponsors to date include:

Valet Sponsor: Dallas-Fort Worth Lexus Dealers

Host: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Official Airline: American Airlines

50th Anniversary Media Partner: PaperCity Magazine

50th Anniversary Blog Partner: My Sweet Charity

 

Tickets start at $500, and sponsorships are available. Contact Cassidy Pinkston at cassidy.pinkston@taca-arts.org or214.520.3926, or visit  http://www.taca-arts.org/.

About TACA:

Established in 1967, TACA (The Arts Community Alliance) supports excellence and impact in the arts through grant-making, capacity building, and thought leadership. TACA envisions an innovative, inclusive, sustainable cultural sector, recognized for its essential contribution to a vibrant, prosperous community. For more information about TACA, please call 214.520.3930 or visittaca-arts.org. Connect with TACA on Facebook at facebook.com/taca.arts.dallas or on Instagram at @TACADallas.

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CHAOS 2017 opens July 8 at Ro2 Art

Ro2 Art CHAOS 2017
opens Saturday night at 7pm!

Ro2 Art, 1501 S. Ervay St., Dallas, TX 75215

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Ro2 Art is thrilled to present CHAOS!!!!! 2017 – the 5th annual curated exhibition of small works by over 100 artists. The show will run from July 8 through August 19, 2017. There will be an opening reception held Saturday, July 8, from 7-10 pm at Ro2 Art, located at 1501 S. Ervay Street in The Cedars neighborhood near Downtown Dallas.

Hung salon-style, with the walls literally crawling with art, the show does feel a bit chaotic at first. After the initial shock wears off, the exhibition visually comes together, seamlessly incorporating artwork of various styles and media, all sized below 10 inches. As in previous years, the artists represented by the gallery are joined by invited guest artists, creating a dynamic unique to Ro2 Art’s CHAOS exhibition. While most of the exhibited artists are from Texas, there are also a number of notable artists from around the country, Canada, and overseas.

CHAOS is the not-to-be-missed summer exhibition!!!!!

ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Alchemystery, Karla Areli, Matt Bagley, Sibylle Bauer, Moni Bell, Allison Belliveau-Proulx, Michael Benson, Jim Bowman, Lynné Bowman Cravens, Gillian Bradshaw-Smith, Chris Bramel, Dario Buchelli, Mick Burson, Mark Burt, Angel Cabrales, Aimee Cardoso, Dwayne Carter, Chuck & George, Charles Clary, Ray-Mel Cornelius, Camilla Cowan, Ken Craft, Lauren Cross, Bernardo Diaz, Chance Dunlap, Doug Dunlop, Erika Duque, Diane Durant, Cuyler Etheredge, Gary Farrelly, Nancy Ferro, Cheryl Finfrock, Rachel Fischer, Steven Foutch, Adam Benjamin Fung, Devyn Gaudet, Adam W. George, Danielle Georgiou, Joshua Goode, Lisa Graziotto, TJ Griffin, Lily Hanson, Terry Hays, Kelsey Anne Heimerman, Barbara Horlander, Kelly Ingleright-Telgenhoff, Kathleen Janvier, Thor Johnson, Bella Jones, Brian Keith Jones, Jennifer Jones, Susan Kaiser, Sonali Khatti, Bumin Kim, Adam Knoche, Tuba Öztekin Köymen, Kelly Kroener, Anita Kunz, Shua Kwon, Doug Land, Josh Land, Dee Lara, Julia Ledyard, Peggy Lee, Yuni Lee, Bonny Leibowitz, Casey Leone, Melanie Wade Leslie, Julie Libersat, Dannie Liebergot, Peter Ligon, Xiao Liu, Seth Lorenz, Emily Loving, Max Manning, Andrew Manocheo, Lucas Martell, Kai Peter Martin, Scogin Mayo, Cyn McCurry, Phillip McEachern, Julia McLain, Tina Medina, Vicki Meek, Teresa Megahan, Cathey Miller, Eliana Miranda, Cynthia Ann Miró, Rachel Muldez, Robin Myrick, Tamar Navama, Jeane Neal, Sharon Neel-Bagley, Madelyn Sneed-Grays, Adam Neese, Adam Palmer, Jeff Parrott, Alexander Paulus, DJ Perera, Alvaro Perez, Cassie Phan, Julon Pinkston, Teresa Rafidi, Robin Ragin, Fari Rahimi, Chris Rahmeh, Alexander Kai Revier, Jason Reynaga, Kathy Robinson-Hays, Patricia Rodriguez, Patty Rooney, Danny Rose, Julie Ross, Mark Ross, Kiran Sattar, Bruce Schiefelbein, Brian Scott, Jessica Simorte, Brad Ford Smith, Austin Sparks, Erica Stephens, Kate Stipp, Carroll Swenson-Roberts, John Alexander Taylor, Benjamin Terry, Terri Thoman, Narong Tintamusik, Julia L. Trinh, Fabiola Valenzuela, Bernardo Vallarino-Portela, Britain Nicole Venner, Marilyn Waligore, Peggy Wauters, Joachim West, Scott Winterrowd, James Zamora . . . and more!

Ro2 Art
1501 S. Ervay St.
Dallas, TX 75215

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FUTURE GLOW Reception Sept. 9th at Cris Worley

 

FUTURE GLOW
SEPTEMBER 9 – OCTOBER 7, 2017
Opening Reception:  
Saturday, September 9th from 5pm – 8pm
Cris Worley Fine Arts
1845 Levee St. #110
Dallas, TX 75207
Cris Worley Fine Arts is proud to present Future Glow, our third solo exhibition with Trey Egan, opening with an artist’s reception on Saturday, September 9th, from 5 to 8 p.m. Future Glow will include large-scale paintings in oil on canvas. The exhibition will be on view through October 7.
Trey Egan’s abstract compositions are known primarily for their method of creation, in which Egan translates the rhythms of contemporary electronic music into rich channels of color. This working method allows Egan to delve into his subconscious and deconstruct the digitally produced musical compositions, then re-materialize the sounds in pigmented tactile maneuvers. His work creates an effect of self-organized, indefinite, organic bursts on canvas, reminiscent of formative 20th century abstract expressionist painters.
According to the artist, “I have been thinking about the layering of sounds in a musical composition and how they can be compared to the layers of my paintings.” The bliss Egan finds in electronic genres, such as progressive trance, future bass, and liquid dubstep, allows him to continue the development of a singular visual language that deals with the relationship between the subconscious and physical space. His energetic canvases invite the viewer to perceive the lush swatches of color, activating their own memories and experiences.
Trey Egan gained his Master of Fine Art in 2013 from the University of North Texas College of Visual Art and
Design. Following Egan’s debut in 2012 at ArtHouston he was selected to exhibit at the 2013 Texas Biennial in San Antonio. Egan has participated in many juried group exhibitions including some juried by: Peter Doroshenko (Executive Director, Dallas Contemporary), Toby Kamps (Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Menil Collection), Clint Willour (Curator Emeritus, Galveston Arts Center), and artists Annette Lawrence, Vincent Falsetta, and Erick Swenson among others. His work can be found in numerous private and public collections including Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, Kristin Farmer Autism Center, The Landes Group, Trive Capital, and the UT Southwestern William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.

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2017 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition entries due July 10th

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2017 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition
Call for Entries
Hosted by
Mary Tomás Gallery
1110 Dragon St.
Dallas, Texas 75207
Submission Deadline: Friday, July 7th – Deadline EXTENDED: Monday, July 10th
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 5th 5:30 pm8:30 pm
Creative Arts Center of Dallas is now accepting submissions for our 2017 Annual Juried Membership Exhibition. In this juried exhibition our panel will be looking for the most exceptional of member work in all mediums. CAC members are invited to submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D artworks created within the last two years for consideration. 

ELIGIBILITY: All persons with memberships valid through July 2017 are eligible to submit artwork. Entrants must be or become members of the Creative Arts Center of Dallas before submission. Entrants may become a member or renew current membership online (creativeartscenter.org

), via phone, or in person. A One (1) Year Individual Membership is $45 or $35 for Seniors, Educators, Students and Veterans.

ENTRY FEES: The entry fee is $45 for a maximum of three images per artist. This includes either three images detailing one piece of artwork, or three images of three different artworks. Entry fees must be paid online or by check no later than Friday, July 7th.
SUBMISSION CRITERIA: Work that does not comply with these requirements will not be accepted. CAC will not refund any membership or entry fees to those who have not complied with the submission guidelines.
1. Artwork submitted must be original works of art.
2. Artwork must have been produced within 24 months prior to the exhibition.
3. Artwork must not have been previously shown in any CAC related exhibitions.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
1. Create a CaFÉ™ profile. (callforentry.org)
2. Upload work samples into your CaFÉ™ Portfolio.
When your work samples are uploaded, they will be available for you to include in your applications. Your portfolio can store image files with the following requirements:
  • File format: JPEG only
  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
  • File size: 5 MB maximum
3. Apply to call and pay entry fee (or mail check to CAC office) before deadline.
***No late entries will be considered. Applications/Images will not be accepted in person.
 
For further information, please contact 
Andrea Blanco at ablanco@creativeartscenter.org or via phone (214) 320-1275.

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to submit!

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New exhibitions with Fannie Brito, Teri Muse, Diane Walker-Gladney and S. Chuck McCarter at the Bath House

Join us for the opening reception of our two new art exhibitions
Saturday, July 8, 2017 • 7-9 PM
Featuring live music by Percussion Things – Free and open to the public

Recollective: Paintings by Fannie Brito, Diane Walker-Gladney and Teri Muse

July 8-August 5, 2017

One of the most interesting aspects of abstract painting is the medium’s ability to inspire the viewer to experience the work from two different, yet interconnected, sensorial perspectives: the perception of the work centered on the outward qualities that make the painting attractive and captivating, and the nonconcrete, subliminal aspects of the art that often require subjective decoding and active participation of the public. The three artists featured in the Recollective exhibition, Fannie BritoTeri Muse, and Diane Walker-Gladney, are aware of the interlinked relationship of the material and the intangible every time they create their works. Although each of the artist’s is focusing on diverse impressions and is using different technical approaches to do her work, the viewer can still detect a number of concepts and viewpoints that all of the artists are sharing.

The Recollective exhibition brings together the artists’ common interests and sensibilities and explores the power granted by the art of painting to evoke enduring images, memories, and emotions. Through abstract paintings, formed with multiple layers of color, texture, implied texts, and vivid expressiveness, the painters attempt to rescue a hidden or almost forgotten recollection. The process of painting becomes a vehicle to the subconscious world of the artists and the final works are an earnest effort to remember some occurrence or experience that is transplanted from the memory to the canvases. An essential task of the viewer in the gallery then becomes to extract his own personal messages and remembrances from the field of color and marks so that, as a result, the exhibition turns into a collaborative reminiscing act that is both rich and engaging..

Whimsical:

Recent Paintings by S. Chuck McCarter

July 8-August 5, 2017

The paintings from S. Chuck McCarter’s new exhibition, Whimsical, at the Bath House Cultural Center, faithfully reflect the artist’s natural inclination for the playful interaction of art elements and the world of his experiences, real and imagined. He affirms that art is his mind at play and that colors, shapes, and surface textures are his sandbox from which his content emerges.

The inspiration for Chuck’s work come from childhood stories, fairy tales, ancient historical epics, the Bible, Native American narratives and careful observations of daily life and its oddities. The artist includes humans, animals, metaphorical imagery, and multicultural references in his work. Although some of the artist’s work is based on research and study, he describes his work as an often evolving and ever-changing process that he embarks upon intuitively and spontaneously, often with the aid of meditation and inner exploration. Through relaxed contemplation, inwardness, and silence, the painter finds his deepest soul, letting the piece dictate what it wants to become. The artist explains: “Correct painting, so to say, can only happen or be expressed when the colors themselves are allowed to lead, letting specific shapes and themes arise from the color’s interaction. When the practicioner is neither impossing himself on the process, nor trying to take control, real art can take place.

S. Chuck McCarter is a visual artist, exhibition curator, and a recently retired art professor. He lives and works near White Rock Lake in East Dallas.

Bath House Cultural Center
521 E. Lawther Dr. Dallas, TX 75218 • White Rock Lake
Visual Art Programs – Enrique Fernández Cervantes, Visual Arts Coordinator / Curator – 214) 670-8723enrique.fernandez@dallascityhall.com

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CAC Hosts Live Mural Painting Project to be Held 7.7 at Victory Plaza to Honor Fallen Officers – volunteers needed

EVENT: 7.7 Live Mural Painting Project
WHEN: Friday, July 7, 2017 from 4:30am to 4:30pm

WHERE: Victory Plaza outside of WFAA-TV, Channel 8 Studios, 3030 Olive Street, Dallas, 75201

WHAT: In collaboration with WFAA-TV Channel 8 (ABC), Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) will be organizing a community-focused live mural painting project as a way to pay tribute to the four Dallas Police Department officers as well as the DART officer who lost their lives that day. The focus is to give both the general and the arts community a way to pay their respects in a lasting and meaningful way. CAC teaching artists Lynn Armstrong & Katrina Doran have created an interpretative portrait for each of the four DPD officers as well as the DART officer in a way that celebrates each of their lives and allows the community to learn more about them and how each officer lived his life and what they were passionate about. Volunteers will help participants paint the murals and anyone can participate either as a volunteer or as a painter. No art experience is required and all supplies are included.

WFAA-TV will be broadcasting live throughout the day starting with “Daybreak” and in the morning the Dallas Police Choir is scheduled to perform during the morning news show. There are five two-and-a-half hour shifts that artists and others may sign up to serve as volunteers who will help people paint the murals.
Please sign up at the link below:
BACKGROUND:
Not only is CAC a visual arts school, it is a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, the nonprofit community arts organization is geared to beginning, emerging and working artists. Offering more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, creative writing, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving, CAC also offers free arts programming to at-risk and underserved children through programs, such as Art as a Second Language Camp MetalHead and unseenamerica. CAC recently launched ArtAbility, a new program for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
The Creative Arts Center held a mural competition this spring in collaboration with the Cedars Social’s new container bar that faces the Dallas Police Department Headquarters employing the “ground·swell,”. CAC has completed several live mural painting projects, including a 20′ mural for Savor Dallas.
For more information on the Creative Arts Center, visit www.creativeartscenter.org

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Opening Reception for the 25th Annual OMOT Regional Art Show Sept. 28

September 28, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
NorthPark Center, 8687 N Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75225
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Come explore the artistic talents of business professionals in North Texas! Winning artworks from companies participating in On My Own Time will be on display at NorthPark Center from September 28 through October 8. Join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, September 28 to celebrate with the artists themselves!

On My Own Time, a program of Business Council for the Arts, is a regional corporate arts competition showcasing the artistic talents of business professionals in North Texas. For more information, visit www.ntbca.org/omot.

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2017 Annual HRI Rock Your Heart Out! Art Auction & Concert

HUMAN RIGHTS INITIATIVE (HRI), WILL HOST THEIR SECOND ANNUAL ROCK YOUR HEART OUT! ART AUCTION & CONCERT IN NOVEMBER 2017. 6-10 ARTISTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL THE STORY OF ABUSE, IMMIGRATION, AND THE JOURNEY TO FREEDOM THROUGH THEIR ART. EACH SELECTED ARTIST (2017 RYHO STORYTELLER) WILL PARTNER WITH AN HRI CLIENT -THROUGH SCULPTURES, PAINTINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHY -TO CREATE A NARRATIVE THAT DOCUMENTS THE CLIENT’S PATH TO SAFETY, LIBERTY, AND OPPORTUNITY. EACH PIECE WILL BE INSTALLED AT LIFE IN DEEP ELLUM FOR THE ROCK YOUR HEART OUT ART AUCTION & CONCERT, GIVING EVENT ATTENDEES AND ONLINE FOLLOWERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BID IN THE ART AUCTION. ALL MONEY RAISED WILL DIRECTLY BENEFIT IMMIGRANTS AND ASYLUM SEEKERS WHO HAVE BEEN TORTURED AND ABUSED. LAST YEAR THE ROCK YOUR HEART OUT CONCERT & ART AUCTION RAISED OVER $100,000. MANY OF THE FEATURED LOCAL DALLAS ARTISTS’ STORYTELLING LANDED NATIONAL ATTENTION.

TO APPLY AS A 2017 RYHO STORYTELLER PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION AT http://www.hrionline.org/events/rock-your-heart-out/ryho-storytellers/. BE SURE TO LINK YOUR BEST WORK! THE RYHO STORYTELLER APPLICATION WILL CLOSE ON JULY 7TH, 2017. OUR SELECTION PANEL WILL REVIEW ALL SUBMISSIONS AND SELECTED ARTISTS WILL BE NOTIFIED THE THIRD WEEK OF JULY.STORYTELLERS WILL BE PAIRED WITH FORMER HRI CLIENTS AT THE BEGINNING OF JULY. FINAL ARTWORK MUST BE COMPLETED BY OCTOBER 4, 2017.

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George W. Bush: Portraits of Courage

Open March 2 through October 1, 2017, at the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the SMU campus in Dallas, Texas.

Growing out of President Bush’s own outreach and the ongoing work of the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, Portraits of Courage brings together sixty-six full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served our Nation with honor since 9/11—and whom he has come to know personally.

Reserve Your Ticket

http://www.bushcenter.org/exhibits-and-events/exhibits/2017/portraits-of-courage-exhibit.html

Reviews:

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George W. Bush’s ‘Portraits of Courage’ is now a No. 1 best-seller

George W. Bush Presidential Center presents “Portraits of Courage”

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CADD Announces 2017 Scholarship Winner! Taylor Jenkins

AND THE WINNER IS…
TAYLOR JENKINS
2017 CADD SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas is proud to present the 2017 CADD Scholarship to TAYLOR JENKINS, a dedicated young artist and graduating senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas.
Taylor was accepted into multiple university art schools and will attend the University of Michigan’s Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design in the fall.

Artist Statement – When beginning a piece, I think about color, pattern, and texture immediately. I find inspiration in nature and the unexpected object around me. Heavy patterns found in fabric and wallpaper is evident throughout my work whether drawn or sculpted. These abstract concepts are incorporated into my art in an overt or passive manner. I enjoy challenging myself when it comes to mixing media, colors and textiles. Searching for beauty in abstraction, whether geometric or organic, makes me focus on my own interpretations. Different methodology and tools are dependent on what kind of project I am working on. I believe finding a way to incorporate multiple techniques into a single project makes a piece more interesting and gives it dimension. The artistic expression is a constant process for me because I continue to develop my ideas and vision for the finished product as I work.

CONGRATULATIONS TAYLOR!
awards and achievements
CADD Scholarship – Winner (2017)
Scholastic Art and Writing – Honorable Mention (2017)
Young American Talent – Second Place (2017 & 2015)
Booziotis Design Finalist (2016)
Visual Art Scholastic Event Finalist (2016 & 2014)
Student Enrichment Grant Recipient (2015)
Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD) is a non-profit membership organization of galleries formed in 2006 for the purpose of promoting the advancement of contemporary art on all levels. Members are committed to represent the highest standards of contemporary art, while recognizing the importance of integrity and responsibility in working with artists, collectors, museum professionals, and the cultural community of Dallas.
Each year CADD offers a Scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. The Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a Fine Arts degree at an accredited university or art institute. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, equipment, travel, and/or supplies assisting the student in their academic endeavors. Proceeds from CADD events assists with the CADD Scholarship and CADD Educational Programs.

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INTRODUCTIONS June 24 – August 26 at CWFA!

INTRODUCTIONS
MARC DENNIS | ADRIAN ESPARZA | SHERRY OWENS | ROBERT SAGERMAN

EXHIBITION DATES

June 24th – August 26th, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION  Saturday, June 24th from 5 – 8pm

Adrian Esparza, Sunroof, 2017, sarape, nails, wood, enamel, 82 x 164 inches

1845 LEVEE STREET, SUITE 110 | DALLAS, TX 75207

Cris Worley Fine Arts is pleased to introduce four new artists in this Summer’s upcoming exhibition, Introductions. Marc Dennis, Adrian Esparza, Sherry Owens, and Robert Sagerman display radical and unique talents in sculpture and painting. A reception will be held Sat., June 24, from 5 to 8 pm. The exhibit continues through August 26.

Marc Dennis (Brooklyn): Hyper-realist artist Marc Dennis brings levity, humor and virtuosity to his sumptuous oil paintings. The artist cites Southern European figurative masters such as Caravaggio, Velasquez, and Manet, and Northern European still-life masters, such as Bosschaert, Davidsz de Heem, and Rachel Ruysch as influences. Dennis’ paintings often depict subjects from the art historical canon infused with contemporary themes to form a critical perspective. The juxtaposition of pop-cultural iconography and artistic masterpieces subverts our sanctified views of art history’s most noble subjects.

Dennis received his BFA from The Tyler School of Art of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his MFA from The University of Texas at Austin. Over a dozen high profile private and public collections across the U.S. possess works by Marc Dennis. These include the collections of Larry Gagosian, Larry and Marilyn Fields, Bill and Maria Bell, and Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman. Public collections include The Rockwell Museum of Western Art, The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, and the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University.

Adrian Esparza (El Paso): Adrian Esparza explores material culture by “re-instilling lost value in found objects.” Esparza has inspired international attention through his deconstruction of the Mexican sarape. The artist reconstructs geometric forms using colorful thread from the sarape. Drawing inspiration from modern architecture, physical landscapes, and mid-century minimalist artists, Esparza depicts dramatic one and two-point perspectives to form striking dimensionality and volume.

Adrian Esparza received his BFA from the University of Texas at El Paso and his MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1998. Artist residencies include ArtPace in San Antonio and the Border Art Residency in La Union. Esparza’s creative reinvention draws international appreciation from Mexico City to Berlin as well as in the U.S. Most recently, the Dallas Museum of Art featured Esparza’s pieces through the Center for Creative Connections Visiting Artists Project. Esparza’s works reside in the permanent collections of multiple museums including the Dallas Museum of Art, the El Paso Museum of Art, and the Perez Miami Art Museum.

Sherry Owens (Dallas): Sherry Owens is a prominent sculptor in the continuum of contemporary artists in Texas. Owens is known for her exquisite sculptures made from repurposed crepe myrtle branches. She constructs dense and often chaotic forms through a labor-intensive process of carving and composing. Entwined branches transform light to expand and shift perspective. This interlacing technique mimics the delicate intricacy found in nature.

Sherry Owens received her BFA from Southern Methodist University. Owens won the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award in 1999, the Artist/Craftsman Award from the AIA Dallas in 2014, and was chosen as the West Texas Triangle Artist in 2010 with a comprehensive survey at five West Texas museums. She co-founded the Emergency Artists’ Support League and served as president of the Texas Sculpture Association. Owens recently completed a large public art project for the Love Field Modernization Program at Love Field Airport in Dallas. Her work has been shown throughout Texas and the southwest and internationally in Peru, Germany, Greece, Turkey, and India.

Robert Sagerman (Jersey City): Informed by his academic studies in art history and Kabbalist Mysticism, Robert Sagerman creates pieces that awe and impress. The artist mills his own oil paint to build layer upon layer on canvas with a palette knife. The title of each piece then corresponds to the number of strokes made by the artist. Repetition as a form of meditation gives way to a mystical experience.

The artist received his BFA (1990) and MFA (1998) from Pratt Institute. A published scholar, he also holds an MS in Art History from Pratt Institute as well as an MA in Religious Studies and a PhD in Hebrew and Judaic Studies from New York University. During this time, he recieved two fellowships, one grant, and a certificate of excellence from NYU and the Pratt Institute. Sagerman’s work has been reviewed by Art in America, NY Arts Magazine, Kunstforum International, Art News and the Atlanta Journal Constitution among many others. He is in the public collections of the Portland Art Museum, The Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, and the Museum Für Konkrete Kunst.

Cris Worley Fine Arts is located at: 1845 Levee Street # 110, Dallas, TX 75207

Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 11am – 5pm and by appointment.

214.745.1415 | inquiries@crisworley.com | crisworley.com

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July 1st Reception for Johannes Boekhoudt, Kenneth Burris, and Doug Gray

Join JM Gallery Saturday, July 1, from 5 until 8 for our opening reception featuring work from Johannes Boekhoudt, Kenneth Burris, and Doug Gray.

Join us this summer as we look back and enjoy a collection of works that explore meaning through abstraction. Doug Gray’s avian forms reduce nature to its essence in both shape and spirit. Arranged in groups, these ceramic birds portray—and evoke—human emotion, as they confirm the enduring power of human connection in the face of adversity. Johannes Boekhoudt similarly distills a range of emotions in his black and white drawings. He attacks the paper with forceful, aggressive lines, some of which coalesce into self portraits of an artist in a passionate struggle to find his place in the world, while others reveal a seemingly inescapable conflict between rich and poor, rulers and ruled, the elite and the common. In contrast to the explosive, spontaneous strokes of Johannes’s works, the lines in Kenneth Burris’s drawings are finely drawn and meticulously detailed. The images they convey, however, are no less expressive and no less powerful. Kenneth presents urban landscapes that combine realistic imagery (skyscrapers, power lines, satellite dishes) with fantastical details (pyramids, thorn trees, fishermen) that force us to question how we perceive our own “real” worlds. Each of these artists shares an ability to see past the surface and to express the essence of his subjects.

ABOUT JM GALLERY // JM Gallery offers works of art on paper and sculptural forms that engage both the eye and the mind. The gallery promotes artists who create smart, visually compelling work and showcases their art in a space that is inviting and accessible. JM Gallery is committed to working closely with artists as they develop their work and careers and to developing lasting relationships with collectors. In collaboration with area schools and non-profits, they enrich the creative community by teaching artists and collectors about navigating the complex world of art.

JM Gallery
1722 Routh Street
Suite 106
Dallas, Tx 75201

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Regional Announcement of Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 Study – June 28

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Join Business Council for the Arts, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Dallas Arts District for the event we have all been waiting for!

Learn about arts impact, including tourism and employment, in North Texas and across the nation. Business Council for the Arts in conjunction with Americans for the Arts, collaborated with local study partners on the AEP5 Study in the cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Lewisville and Richardson.

DATE AND TIME

Wed, June 28, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

LOCATION

Dallas City Performance Hall

2520 Flora Street

Dallas, TX 75201

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2018 Deep Ellum Arts Festival call for artists

Deep Ellum Arts Festival – April 6-8, 2018 – Dallas, Texas

http://deepellumartsfestival.com/applications/visual-artist

OPEN DATE: 6/16/2017
DEADLINE: 11/5/2017

Fee (Jury Selection Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 4/6/2018 – 4/9/2018

The 24th annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival® is the signature event of the Deep Ellum aria entertainment district located in downtown Dallas Texas. This free to attend visual and performing arts festival consistently draws tens of thousands of attendee’s daily who come to purchase original cutting-edge art directly from juried artists and experience “original music” from juried bands and songwriters selected to showcase their music from several outdoor stages. Public surveys have proclaimed this Festival as the “Best and Most Fun Arts Festival in Dallas”. The explosive expansion of high-end residential housing in the Deep Ellum neighborhoods along with the modern light rail transportation systems has created significant increases in local art buyers as well as throughout the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. In addition, the festival attracts thousands of tourists and conventioneers from the nearby downtown Dallas hotels.

This well-established annual Festival is always held starting the first Friday in April.

You are invited to present your best original works to our Jury Panel who will select 200 artists to participate and enhance this high energy, award winning, visual and performing arts Festival. Approximately 180 artists spaces will be assigned to Main Street locations and 20 spaces will be assigned to our Artist Court which intersects Main Street.

2018 Festival Visual Arts Key Dates:

  • Festival Dates: April 6-8, 2018 (24th Annual)
  • Process Opens: June 16, 2017
  • Application Deadline: 11:59 PM Central Time, November 5, 2017
  • Artist Jury: November 6-9, 2017
  • Acceptance Notification E-Mailed: November 10, 2017
  • Accepted Artists Posted on ZAPP: November 12, 2017
  • Latest Date For Festival to Receive Booth Fees: January 15, 2018 – Location and other special requests will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis determined by the dates exhibit fees are received.
  • Last Day To Cancel With Refund: February 15, 2018

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Erin Cluley Summer 2017: Thirteen Artists opens June 24

SUMMER 2017

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 5, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION:
SATURDAY JUNE 24, 6:00-8:00PM

WORKS BY:
KALEE APPLETON
NADIA AYARI
ANTHONY GIANNINI
GARY GOLDBERG
ALISON JARDINE
RACHEL LIVEDALEN
NIC MATHIS
ANNA MEMBRINO
FRANCISCO MORENO
NIC NICOSIA
KEVIN TODORA
ZEKE WILLIAMS
PAUL WINKER

IMAGE: Anna Membrino, Undergrowth, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 65 x 72 inches.

Erin Cluley Gallery http://erincluley.com

414 Fabrication Street

Dallas, Texas 75212

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Work of HeART at Samuel Lynne Galleries, Benefitting Texas Lawyers for Children July 27

Join us for a night of art, beauty, and fashion – benefitting Texas Lawyers for Children – on July 27th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at Samuel Lynne Galleries.

Elle Marie Beauty and Skin Snob are partnering together to present Work of HeART. The evening will include exclusive designers launching their latest creations, celebrity models, silent and live auctions, and a luxurious night with designers, fashion and beauty vendors. Also, JD Miller, internationally acclaimed artist and co-owner of Samuel Lynne Galleries, will be creating a live painting.

Hors D’oeuvres and drinks will be served, and valet parking will be available.

Samuel Lynne Galleries   http://www.samuellynne.com/
1105 Dragon St.
Dallas, TX 75207
214-965-9027

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Bivins Gallery Group Show: Summer 2017

Bivins Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Bivins Gallery Group Show: Summer 2017, on view from July 15 through September 9, 2017.

Featuring works from a diverse roster of globally and historically significant artists, as well as carefully selected, cutting-edge talent, this exhibition fosters a dialogue that bridges the boundaries of past and future. The show will feature a varied array of works from a range of mediums, including sculpture, painting, photography, and video.

BIVINS GALLERY
http://www.bivinsgallery.com/

300 Crescent Court
Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75201
Telephone: 214.272.2795
art@bivinsgallery.com

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JONES/MYERS/PIERCE opens June 24 at Craighead Green

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CAROLE PIERCE 
ANDY MYERS       
 BRYSON DAVIS JONES
Mirage
Natural Connection
Love Scare
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CRAIGHEAD GREEN GALLERY
1011 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX  75207
214.855.0779
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