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Xtreme Body Painting Exhibit June 2

Xtreme Body Painting Exhibit
Deep Ellum Art Co.
3200 Commerce Street
Saturday, June 2, 2018
10:00pm-2:00am

We are bringing you the biggest and best of Body Painting that DFW has to offer! And we are going XTREME!!!! Full body painting including prosthetics, props, and MORE!!! Featuring Shelby Starr Talent and her models! They’ll be totally transforming themselves by using their bodies as the canvas! This show will be something beautiful so make sure to come by and enjoy the LIVE art and LIVE music entertainment, brought to you by Basshead Society!

$10.00 online
$15.00 at the door

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CADD FUND 2018 Announces Finalists for June 10th event

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas
Present
CADD FUNd 2018
Sunday, June 10th
5:00 – 7:30 pm
3015 AT TRINITY GROVES

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas will again celebrate creativity and community with a Sunday Soup Supper on June 10th at 3015 at Trinity Groves. CADD FUNd will be a fun, fast-paced evening of sharing innovative ideas about potential artistic projects. CADD FUNd will make possible a high-impact idea that needs the support of the DFW arts community.
The idea for the annual CADD FUNd was inspired by similar events throughout the United States such as Feast in Brooklyn, Incubate in Chicago and Spread in Santa Fe. Over the past several years, numerous organizations have taken the basic premise of a Sunday soup dinner – collect creative proposals, invite the public to pay, eat, and listen, and then democratically vote for a winner – and adapted it to their own local purposes.
This year’s CADD FUNd will be awarded to one of these six finalists:
Nida Bangash, SMU
Heather Charlet, UTD
Chris Evans, UNT
Barbara Horlander, TCU
Sara Rastegarpouyani, UTD
James Talambas, UTA
The six finalists will be selected from all of the applicants by three esteemed jurors; Amy Lewis Hofland, Director of the Crow Collection of Asian Art; Maggie Adler, Associate Curator of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art; and Phillip Collins, Curator, Scholar, and former Chief Curator at the African American Museum in Dallas.
During the event on June 10th, the finalists will present short proposals for original and yet-to-be-realized new projects. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and then the audience participants will vote for their favorite project. Last year’s winner, Spencer Evans, will also give a short presentation during the event. After a short recess to tally the votes, the winner of CADD FUNd 2018 will be announced!
The CADD FUNd is $2500 – $7500 + and beyond. Funds are raised by ticket sales and will go to the winner chosen by the audience.
Tickets are $40 per person and are on sale now.
Tickets will not be available at the door. In an effort to make CADD FUNd 2018 as accessible as possible for the students and artists, $10 of each ticket sold will be applied to jurors’ fees and administrative costs in lieu of charging application fees.
While CADD FUNd is about raising much-needed cash, we hope that it will also be a forum to discuss the many other needs and resources that help make projects happen.
For information about the event & sponsorship opportunities contact: Cohndrennan@gmail.com
CADD FUND 2018 SPONSORS
Arts+Culture Texas
Maddrey PLLC
Judy Vetter
Steven L. Green, Esq.
Kessler Collins P.C.
Ask Me About Art (Gail Sachson)
Michael Matthews and Michael Pugh
3015 Trinity Groves
Brooklyn Brewery
Pogo’s Wine & Spirits
Empire Baking Company
ABOUT CADD – 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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Summer 2018 Classes at The Artists Showplace

Summer Art Classes for Adults at The Artists Showplace Gallery

The Artists Showplace Gallery introduces summer classes for adults! For details or to register, visit www.theartistsshowplace.com or call the gallery at 972-233-1223. We are located at 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas 75248, at the southwest corner of Coit and Arapaho. http://theartistsshowplace.com

Light & Value in Painting (Oil/Watercolor)
June 8 & 9 – 9:30AM-4:00PM
$180

Fun with Animals in Watercolor
(No drawing skills needed)
June 15 & 16 – 9:30AM-4:00PM
$180

Make Your Own Watercolor Sketchbook
June 16 – 9:30AM-4:00PM
$120 (kit included)

Exploring Abstract Realism
June 21, 22 & 23 – 10:00AM-1:00PM
$135

Make Birds Sing in Watercolor
June 29 & 30 – 9:30AM-4:00PM
$180

Mixed Media Fun!
July 14 – 9:30AM-4:00PM $90

Color Theory in Oil
July 20 & 21 – 9:30AM-4:00PM
$180

Portraiture Oil
July 27 & 28 – 9:30AM-4:00PM
$180

Paint-Along Party – Fun for the Whole Family

June 7 – 1:00-4:00PM
$45 (Supplies included)

July 11 – 10:00AM-1:00PM
$45 (Supplies included)

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Call for Entries – Expired Photo Materials Exhibition at the Bath House Cultural Center

Bath House Cultural Center
Visual Art Programs – Enrique Fernández Cervantes, Visual Arts Coordinator / Curator – 214) 670-8723 enrique.fernandez@dallascityhall.com

Call for Entries

Exhibition Dates: July 7-August 4
Entries Deadline: Monday, June 11, 2018
(11:59 PM, Mountain Time Zone)

The Bath House Cultural Center invites visual artists to submit entries for the Revived with Light photography exhibition, a show that celebrates the unpredictability and beauty of art produced with expired photographic materials.
All photographs created with either expired photographic film, expired photo-sensitive paper, or created with expired instant camera sheets will be accepted.  The use of very old materials is preferred.  Images produced from expired film can be scanned and printed digitally. To read the exhibition prospectus, visit http://www.bathhousemedia.com/expiredfilm
The Bath House Cultural Center is a facility of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs that is dedicated to fostering the growth, development, and quality of multicultural arts. The center emphasizes innovative visual and performing arts, as well as other multidisciplinary events throughout the year.

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The Dallas Pancakes & Booze Art Show June 30 in Deep Ellum

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show provides art lovers an opportunity to explore more than 450 pieces of artwork created by some 75+ artists local to Dallas’ unparalleled art scene.  Alongside viewing an immense variety of pop art, fine art, and photography; show goers can sip on some of the dankest craft beer or signature cocktails while consuming free pancakes over and over again.

Dallas’ Premier Underground Art Show with:

– 75+ EMERGING ARTISTS

– Live Body Painting

– FREE Pancake Bar

– 21+ EVENT

– 8PM-2AM

– $10 General Admission (Cash at the Door)

– $15 Line Jumper (Limited Quantities)

FB Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/798408860369064

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dallas-pancakes-booze-art-show-tickets-42433694322

Paintings, Mixed Media, Photography, Sculptures, Drawings, Jewelry, Graffiti,

Wanna show some work?  Submit here:

www.pancakesandbooze.com/submit

Check us out on IG @pancakesandbooze

Submitted by Tom Kirlin. Email: info@pancakesandbooze.com

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HunDun Art Show June 9

FINALLY! AFFORDABLE & ORIGINAL ART WORK!!!

Come by Full City Rooster to view one of a kind artwork and when the mood strikes, take home your favorite piece for only a HUNDUN ($100)!

WHAT TO EXPECT:
Complimentary libations
Art exhbit by award winning artist, Johnavich
Networking
Music
Framed ORIGINAL Artworks for only $100!!!
Positive vibes
Art Auctions

Submitted by Johnathon "Johnavich" Foster. Email: johnathon@johnavich.com

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June 5, 11, 19: 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions by Dallas Architecture Forum

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents

 365 MODERN LIVING COCKTAIL PARTIES

 Modern Living Every Day of the Year

Join The Forum for three great evenings at some of the most significant modern residences in Dallas. 

June 5, June 11, June 19, 2018.

Each evening will include a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, and the chance to see the residence and hear from some members of the design team while enjoying the company of fellow design enthusiasts.

Each cocktail party will be from 6 to 8 pm with remarks by the design teams at approximately 6:45 pm.

Valet parking will be provided. Business or cocktail attire is suggested.

Attendance is limited. Early purchase of admission is recommended.

See below for admission pricing.

See Information below and at the following link about each reception.    http://www.dallasarchitectureforum.org/365_2018.html

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects I Partners

Tuesday, 5 June 2016, 6 to 8 pm
Urban Reserve Residence

Urban Reserve Residence, situated at the entrance of its neighborhood of fifty sustainably designed contemporary homes in North Dallas, has been described by its architect, Billie Tsien, as having the plan of a private city condominium sited in the woods.  It incorporates both urban and natural edges and exemplifies the stringent sustainable design standards set by the developer for this community, who with her husband is also the owner of the residence.  Tsien and partner Tod Williams, whose many high-profile projects include the Obama Presidential Library, were engaged to design the residence after the owners learned more about their deep mutual respect for design when Billie and Tod spoke for The Dallas Architecture Forum.

The first level of the residence, which contains two guest rooms, is clad in sandblasted concrete block and anchors the house to the site.   Guests are treated to views of the wooded ravine and are able to enjoy a koi pond and Japanese garden.  A second-level terrace functions to entertain guests and provide the owners with an outdoor kitchen, lap pool, and connection to the tree canopy that surrounds them.  An expansive metal screen wraps the south and east sides of the house, and shades the home and the exterior stair. The owners’ love of cooking drove the placement of the kitchen at the center of the third level. Living and dining rooms flow to the north, while the office, library and master bedroom are located to the south. The entire floor is linked by a circulation corridor that displays the owners’ dramatic contemporary art collection.

Interior Designer Joshua Rice collaborated with the owners to select furniture and design elements that complemented their relaxed but sophisticated lifestyle. A ‘Chat’ sofa by Carlo Colombo was chosen for its combination of comfort and design, and the dining table in custom fumed oak was designed by John Pawson.  The living room lounge chairs are by Bassam + Fellows, and the custom leather headboard in the master was designed by Rice.  Mario Bellini ‘Cab’ leather seating is used throughout the house to embody the combination of beautiful design with durability that exemplifies the owners’ way of living,

Architecture
Tod Williams, FAIA; Billie Tsien, FAIA;  Project Architect James Chavel

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners

Interior Design
Joshua Rice, RID
Joshua Rice Design

 

Landscape Architecture
Suzie Thompson

Thompson Landscape Design

 

Contractor

Diane Cheatham

Urban Edge Developers, Ltd.

 

Monday, 11 June 2016, 6 to 8 pm
Rock Cliff Residence

Rock Cliff Residence was originally designed by renowned Dallas architect Harwood K. Smith, founder of the firm HKS. Built in 1952, Smith’s architecture was grounded in early modern Texas vernacular inspired by O’Neil Ford.  Set on a spacious one acre site, the original one-story house was carefully located among lush topography with many floor-to-ceiling windows and a façade clad in historic St. Joe brick.  The current owners purchased the property with a vision to maintain the heritage of the residence while carefully increasing its size. Renovation architect Josh Nimmo utilized a natural 30-foot slope in elevation to add a 1,500-square-foot bi-level wing that transitions seamlessly with the rest of house.  Architectural elements already present in the original design, including vaulted ceilings, skylights, and steel rafters were incorporated into the addition. Original interior spaces were redone with white walls suitable for hanging art, serene white-oak floors, and white marble slabs in the baths. The original monumental carved-wood front door designed by Harwood K. Smith was kept, and a massive pivoting door in white oak was designed to separate the master bedroom wing from the living areas.

Interior designer Brant McFarlain was commissioned to create interiors reflecting a clean and refined aesthetic to defer to the owners’ major contemporary art collection that includes museum worthy paintings by Damien Hirst, Maya Hayuk, Joseph Havel, Richard Phillips, Adam Ball, Marc Quinn, Dan Rees, and Kai & Sunny.  A custom white Hollywood Regency credenza and Schonbek crystal chandelier in the dining room are balanced with a sculptural dining table designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Norman Foster and classic Knoll Saarinen chairs covered in deep red mohair.  Sleek mid-century modern furnishings throughout the home including Minotti chairs and a gondola sofa from Emily Summers Studio complement cherished family antiques.   For the home’s exterior, Studio Outside designed a boardwalk that traverses the water and backyard steps to the garden below. A relaxing infinity pool can be viewed from glass window walls throughout the residence. Completing the landscape, a canopy of tall oaks shades the lushly terraced, rolling grounds where a soothing fountain bubbles from a modern Japanese-style courtyard.

 

Architecture
Joshua Nimmo, AIA, LEED-AP

NIMMO Architecture

Interior Design
Brant McFarlain
R Brant Design

Landscape Architecture
Tary Arterburn, FASLA; Amy Bartell, ASLA; Mark Thomas, ASLA

studioOutside

Surrey Circle Residence – Dallas Texas USA

Tuesday, 19 June 2016, 6 to 8 pm
Surrey Circle Residence

The Surrey Circle Residence has a strong connection between indoor spaces and outdoor living. The contemporary design includes large moveable glass walls that open the main living areas to an 800 SF screened living room. The screened living area, with a large stone fireplace, outdoor kitchen, dining area and radiant ceiling heaters allow this active family to enjoy the outdoors most of the year. The contemporary design uses a simple palette of exterior materials, brick, smooth cut limestone, stucco and Resysta siding accents. Throughout the landscape Silvermist stone was used for the hardscape material, gravel and cobble are in the entry courtyard and a boulder wall encompasses the motor and entry courtyard. An ipe’ wood deck runs along one side of the pool, and a single allee’ elm tree emerges through the deck. An organic path of bluestone slabs surround the remainder of the pool and wood deck and is carried through the spa at the end of the pool. The site consists of a landscape palette of only drought tolerant, low maintenance plants; no grass was used for this sustainably designed project.

Large walls of glass allow the interiors to be washed with natural light and provide beautiful views from the second floor playroom and deck. To compliment the expanse of windows and light, earth and water were two primary elements driving the interior design and selection of materials and colors – wood, concrete, steel and stone secure this natural palette. The neutral furnishings add warmth with a large splash of black, blue and white in the custom family room rugs. One of the most impressive features is the family room fireplace which incorporates a single horizontal cold rolled steel slab that spans the full width of the room.  A significant part of the success of Surrey Circle was a result of the collaboration between the Bernbaum / Magadini architects, designer Robyn Menter and landscape architect David Hocker throughout the design process. This allowed for fluid teamwork with the contractor during construction and a cohesive design that complimented the extraordinary architecture.

Architecture
Patricia Magadini AIA Design Architect; Bruce Bernbaum AIA and Dan Typaldos AIA Project Architect

Bernbaum/Magadini Architects

 

Interior Design
Robyn Menter

Robyn Menter Design Associates

Landscape Architecture
David Hocker, ASLA
Hocker Design Group

Contractor

Barry Buford

BufordHawthorne Builders L

Admission is $85 per person for Forum members, or $100 for non-members per person per event.

Admission for the Series of three events for Forum members is $215 for one person or $340 for two people.  Non-member Series pricing is $250 for one person or $395 for two people.

Purchase can be made by credit card at the link provided, or by check, payable to “Dallas Architecture Forum” and mailed to P O Box 596119, Dallas, TX  75359.

Those who purchase admission will receive confirmation from The Forum, including address and valet parking information.

About the Dallas Architecture Forum

The Dallas Architecture Forum is a not-for-profit civic organization that brings leading architectural thought leaders from around the world to speak in Dallas and also fosters important local dialogue about the major issues impacting our urban environment.  The Forum was founded in 1996 by some of Dallas’ leading architects, business, cultural and civic leaders, and it continues to benefit from active support and guidance from these citizens. The Forum fulfills its mission of providing a continuing and challenging public discourse on architecture and urban design in – and for – the Dallas area. The Dallas Architecture Forum’s members include architects, design professionals, students and educators, and a broad range of civic-minded individuals and companies intent to improve the urban environment in North Texas.  The Forum has been recognized nationally with an AIA Collaboration Achievement Award for its strategic partnerships with other organizations focused on architecture, urban planning and the arts.  For more information on the Forum, visit www.DallasArchitectureForum.org.

Among the over 130 speakers who have addressed the Forum’s Lecture Series  are Shigeru Ban,  Brad Cloepfil,  Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves,  Daniel Libeskind,  Thomas Phifer,  Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa, AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and  regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato.  Pritzker Prize winners speaking to the Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center).   Other speakers for the Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe.  Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to the Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.

The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of Panels—local, informal, open, and offered free of charge as a public service to the community—led by a moderator who brings a subject of local importance along with comments by participating panelists.  Moderators and Panelists have also come from both other Texas cities as well as from national institutions that were connected with particular Panel subjects.  Panels offer attendees the opportunity to participate in creating discourse.  Important topics addressed in Panels in recent years include: “Thoughts on the Dallas Comprehensive Plan”; “The Kimbell Expansion: A Discussion”; “Filling Out the Dallas Arts District”; and “Re-envisioning the Trinity”.

For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org. For questions about the Forum, call 214-764-2406.

To follow us on Facebook visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dallas-Architecture-Forum/139899379388425?ref=ts.

For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

For press information and photos, please contact: Sharon Cooper, 214.794.1610 or scooper21@yahoo.com

 

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Call for entries: Hot and Sweaty Exhibition 2018

Hot and Sweaty 2018: The Open Show

June 9 – 28, 2018

Entry fee- $10 per work; limit 6 entries per artist; Payment due at time of drop off.

Drop Off Dates:

  • June 3 5-7pm
  • June 4 12-2pm

Please print and bring with you to drop off: Participation Artist Contract (fallible pdf)

Works cannot be longer than 48″ on any side

500X staff will be on hand to assist in placing and hanging work. All work must have adequate hanging hardware, wire and/or D-rings. Works that are not fit for display will not be accepted, which includes work that is too heavy for our walls. Pedestals are available first-come first-serve basis.

All media is accepted, however, video/sound/electronic works must have all equipment provided by the artist. 500X will take a 40% commission on all sales. All participating artist must sign the contract stipulating the full terms of exhibition in gallery.

Exhibition dates: June 9th – 29th, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 9th, 7-10 pm

500x Gallery

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MaricónX entries due May 22

MaricónX, a Cultural Program of Arttitude, announces its Call for Entries for the MaricónX Show to be held in the Latino Cultural Center from June 8th – July 27th. The show is open to all LGBTQIA LatinX Artist in the Dallas – Fort Worth area. The deadline for entries is May 22, 2018. For more information visit our website at https://www.arttitude.org/maricon-a-cultural-project-of-art…. For questions, contact lex@arttitude.org.

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Urban Sketchers Outing May 19 in Deep Ellum

Let’s Sketch Deep Ellum!

Greetings sketchers!

Our next sketch outing for Urban Sketchers Dallas/Fort Worth will be 10:30 am Saturday, May 19th at the Deep Ellum. Deep Ellum is a neighborhood composed largely of arts and entertainment venues near downtown in East Dallas. Deep Ellum is one of the most historically significant neighborhoods in the city. Place is full of restaurants, Tatto Parlors, bars, musicians, graffiti and what not….for more info about the place http://deepellumtexas.com/.

We will meet in front of – Louie Louie’s Dueling Piano Bar, 2605 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226  at 10:30 am. We’ll start with introductions and announcements, then disperse to sketch singly, in pairs or in groups as you wish.  We’ll reconvene at 12:30 pm to share sketchbooks and for a group photo. Hang around for lunch if you can.

Bring a friend, and if this is your first outing with us, welcome!  A sketch outing isn’t a class, workshop or competition.  It’s an opportunity for creative people to meet each other, draw together, and share their sketches with each other and online.

What are the rules?
1.  There are no rules.
2.  Anyone can participate, be it to draw for 20 minutes or the full scheduled time.
3.  Any level of ability is welcome, from veteran artists to first time sketchers.
4.  Bring your own sketching gear.  A hat and sunscreen are a good idea.
5.  Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you have questions shoot me an email at sudeepkatt@gmail.com.  Please join us!

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Urban Sketchers Dallas/Fort Worth is a chapter of Urban Sketchers, an international non-profit committed to promoting on-location sketching across disciplines and around the globe.  For more information see www.urbansketchers.org.

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Glass with Kessler Craftsman May 24 at Oil & Cotton

May 24 Intro to Glass: Three Nesting Plates Class

150.00

Thursday, May 24, 6:30-9pm
Location: 817 W. Davis #110 Street
Instructor: Larry Pile
# of Students: 4-12

Under the supervision of artist Larry Pile, students will learn about kiln glass techniques and then will create a lovely trio of nesting kiln glass plates, suitable for display, serving or giving.  Students can make matching sets or make each of the three plates differently, using fusible glass supplied by the instructor.  Students will learn about color theory, learn to cut and arrange glass and will learn a bit about design skills.

The sets of three plates will then be fired & slumped (shaped) in the instructor’s Kessler Park studio and returned within 14 days.  Fun, unique and one-of-a-kind!

http://www.oilandcotton.com/all-workshops-and-classes/may-24-intro-to-glass-three-nesting-plates-class

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Meadows & Amon Carter Paintings Paired for Summer Show

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916)
Idle Hours
ca. 1894
Oil on canvas
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas
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SUMMER EXHIBITION AT THE MEADOWS TAKES VISITORS TO THE BEACH

19th-century paintings by Mariano Fortuny and William Merritt Chase

shine in first-time pairing

 

DALLAS (SMU) – May 15, 2018 – The Meadows Museum, SMU, presents a focused summer exhibition pairing its recent acquisition Beach at Portici (1874), by Mariano Fortuny y Marsal (1838–1874), with a loan from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Idle Hours (1894), by William Merritt Chase (1849–1916). At the Beach: Mariano Fortuny y Marsal and William Merritt Chase explores Chase’s admiration of Fortuny, through two key paintings, one by the American artist and one by his Spanish predecessor, displayed together for the first time June 24 through September 23, 2018.

The depiction of leisure time at the beach was popular in late 19th-century painting, and both Fortuny and Chase used beach scenes to showcase their great skill at rendering light. In both paintings, the artists portray their respective families in fashionable white garments lounging near a curving coastline, Fortuny’s in southern Italy and Chase’s on Long Island, New York. The two paintings even share similar compositions—defined by strong diagonals and a balance of land, sky and figures—as well as loose, fluid brushstrokes that capture the effects bright summer sunlight on earth, sea, sky and skin. Even though the artists were separated by time and geography and never actually met, their paintings transcend distance, representing a dialogue that speaks eloquently of a bond between them.

Mariano Fortuny y Marsal (Spanish 1838–1874), Beach at Portici, 1874. Oil on canvas.

“Chase said of Fortuny, ‘Everything he did was interesting.’ And he was not alone in his admiration for the Spanish painter, who was extremely popular in America at the turn of the century. But while Chase never knew Fortuny the man, he certainly knew Fortuny’s paintings, including Beach at Portici, which Chase would have had ample opportunity to see in America—most notably at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, the year before he painted Idle Hours,” says Amanda W. Dotseth, Meadows/Mellon/Prado Fellow and co-curator of the exhibition with Mark A. Roglán, The Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum.

“Despite their differing career trajectories,” says Roglán, “each artist achieved fame as a cosmopolitan painter. They were celebrated for these canvases, which present painterly beach scenes with scintillating summer light while celebrating the extraordinary beauty to be found in everyday moments with family.”

This exhibition has been organized by the Meadows Museum and funded by a generous gift from The Meadows Foundation.

Mariano Fortuny y Marsal (Spanish 1838–1874), Seascape (Study for Beach at Portici), 1874. Oil on canvas.

 


The following public programs will complement this exhibition:

Three Thursdays, May 31, June 7 & 14, 6:00–7:30 p.m.

LECTURE SERIES: Light, Camera, Landscape: The Rise of International Impressionism

Nancy Cohen Israel, art historian and owner of Art à la Carte

Technological advances in the 19th century made it possible for artists to work en plein air. The advent of train travel and tubed pigments beckoned urban artists to villages such as Barbizon and Fontainebleau, France. Taking full advantage of natural light, these painters started an artistic revolution. Not only did the Paris School become a magnet attracting artists from across Europe and the United States, but it ultimately sent them back to their home countries, bringing this radical new style with them. This series will trace the rise of Impressionism in France, the offshoots of painters in Spain and Italy, and the aftershocks sent throughout the West.

$40 for the 3-part series; free for Museum members, and SMU faculty, staff, and students; registration required at 214.768.8587

Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium

Saturday, June 23, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY DAY: A Day at the Beach

Spend the day at the beach and take in the light of late 19th century masters Mariano Fortuny y Marsal of Spain and William Merritt Chase of the United States. This special community day will include art making, gallery talks, a storyteller, refreshments, and more!

FREE

Thursday, June 28, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

LECTURE: At the Beach: Mariano Fortuny y Marsal and William Merritt Chase

Mark A. Roglán, The Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum

Andrew Walker, Executive Director, Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Join us for this special double lecture examining the creation of Mariano Fortuny y Marsal’s (1883–1874) Beach at Portici, 1874, and William Merritt Chase’s (1849–1916) Idle Hours, 1894, on loan from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Many comparisons can be made between these two cosmopolitan painters, Fortuny of Spain and Chase of the United States. The two artists both utilized loose, rapid painting styles akin to French Impressionism. Despite his early death, Fortuny established a popular genre of painting costumed figures set in richly ornamented settings. This fashion of painting was assumed by the younger Chase while he was studying abroad in Europe in the 1870s. The two painters turned to more private and personal scenes in their later work, which will be the subject of this special program held in conjunction with the summer installation At the Beach: Mariano Fortuny y Marsal and William Merritt Chase.

Free; reservations required at 214.768.8587

Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium

 

About the Meadows Museum

The Meadows Museum is the leading U.S. institution focused on the study and presentation of the art of Spain. In 1962, Dallas businessman and philanthropist Algur H. Meadows donated his private collection of Spanish paintings, as well as funds to start a museum, to Southern Methodist University. The Museum opened to the public in 1965, marking the first step in fulfilling Meadows’s vision to create “a small Prado for Texas.” Today, the Meadows is home to one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain. The collection spans from the 10th to the 21st centuries and includes medieval objects, Renaissance and Baroque sculptures, and major paintings by Golden Age and modern masters.

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Portrait Group – Last Thursday of the Month

Artists interested in painting from a live model (clothed) on a weekday morning: a small group meets usually on the last Thursday of the month at C. C. Young Retirement Community in their art classroom. The location is 4847 W. Lawther Drive near White Rock Lake. The hours are 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. The artists split the cost of the model. All media are welcome.

Please RSVP to:  Michael Gillespie, ph. 214/435-0906, or email mg.artist@hotmail.com

Submitted by Michael Gillespie. Email: mg.artist@hotmail.com

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Rhapsody: A Fusion of Fashion and Art May 19 at Artists Showplace

For the first time ever, The Artists Showplace Gallery is bringing art and fashion together for a one-night, exclusive event on Saturday, May 19, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Join us at 6:00 for wine and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a runway show at 7:30.

Guest fashion designer Danh Ta will present his latest designs alongside new work by featured artists Kathy Elliott, Deborah Hartigan Viestenz, Stephen Zhang and Dawn Freeland. Music will be provided by Ray Baker Jazz Productions.

For more information, call the gallery at 972-233-1223 or visit www.theartistsshowplace.com. The Artists Showplace Gallery is located at 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248, at the southwest corner of Coit and Arapaho Roads, in the Shops at Spanish Village.

 

 

 

Submitted by Shari Landa. Email: shari.landa16@gmail.com

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* WORK-ONLY ART STUDIOS FOR RENT *

Ready for your first studio? Looking for a change? Run out of room at home? Converge Studios is here to help you with your offsite art studio needs.

Converge Studios provides work-only art studios for six-month lease or twelve-month lease at reasonable rates. Converge Studios is dedicated to helping artists find a better, more productive creative life.

We welcome acrylic painters, sculptors, craftspeople of all types, and many others. We encourage mutually supportive artists who would like to share a studio for cost-efficiency and cooperative creative energy. Come visit our facility and see what we can provide for you.

Converge Studios is located in a secure central location in Dallas at Irving Blvd. and Medical District Drive, convenient to Dallas Design District and Downtown.

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p: 972/807-6448 [voice only]

Submitted by Converge Studios. Email: studios@converge-dallas.com

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Creative Arts Center of Dallas Summer Registration

Summer registration is going fast!
Get creative juices flowing this summer at CAC. All summer classes are available for registration. Sessions 3 & 4 are 6 week courses designed to leave time for vacations. Get your spot today!
BOOKS & PAPER ARTS
CLAY SCULPTURE
CERAMICS
CREATIVE WRITING
DRAWING
FIBER ARTS
FOUNDATIONS & CREATIVITY
GLASS
METAL ARTS
MIXED MEDIA
MOSAIC
PAINTING
PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL MEDIA
JEWELRY & SMALL METAL

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TVAA’s Feeling Abstract call for art

Feeling Abstract: TVAA Gallery Art Exhibition for August 2018

Feeling Abstract: Creating abstracts that challenge conventional form to textures that one can feel with the eyes. Feeling abstract is about inviting the viewer to experience the energy of artwork that stretches the senses beyond vision.
This is an invitation to explore the meaning that connects with you and your art work, and then share it with others. This is open to members and non-members of TVAA (Texas Visual Artists Association) with ribbons being awarded to Best of Show, 1st, 2nd 3rd place, and honorable mention. Cash awards for Best in Show and 1st place!

All artwork must be wired correctly with D-rings. No ½” canvases will be curated without a frame. Gallery wrapped work must have clean edges and no staples showing. Work that does not follow gallery requirements will not be hung. If invited to the exhibition you must sign up for one sitting day during the month or pay a $25.00 sitting fee for someone to cover your day. Any work not picked up on take down day with be stored for a $5.00 a day fee and then considered abandoned after 30 days. Any artwork sold pays a 25% fee to the TVAA.

If you have further question you may contact the Gallery Director, Maegan Kirschner, at tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com

About the Curators: JuJu Bartush
Juju Bartush Reeves
A classically-trained artist with a degree in fine arts, Juju crosses her figurative artist style with a contemporary illustrative flavor. Her abstract line of paintings features high-contrast textures to shape the mood of each piece and a unique collection of shapes to create their form. By combining different types of paint and media, Juju portrays the many different levels of our existence through color and texture. She has a special talent for capturing human images and finds herself constantly observing how shadows define the facial features of those around her.

Juju’s goal for the observer of her art is to draw them into the painting, either through the eyes or the energy that the artwork creates. She aspires to capture that moment in time that takes you to the place where you can escape for those few moments in time, for it is those moments that create lasting memories.

Her newest channel of creativity is a contemporary illustrative style that uses high intensity colors to generate brilliance, energy and contrast. And, Juju has recently branched out to specialize in commissioned idealized portraits.

Submission Deadline: Friday, July 20th at midnight. Fees must be paid at the time of submission via the online form. $30.00 for up to 3 images for Members and $45.00 for up to 3 images for Non-Members. Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side) You must include your name, your e-mail address, the name of the piece, the size, medium of the work, and the selling price.

CALENDAR:
Submission Deadline for JPG’s: Date: Friday, July 20th, midnight
Acceptance Notification: Date: Friday, July 27th
Deliver artwork: Date: Saturday, August 4th between 10am and 2pm
Exhibit Open to the Public: Date: August 7th – September 1st, Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm
Reception: Date: Saturday, August 11th, 4-6pm
Pick up artwork: Date: Saturday, September 1st, 10-2pm

Eligibility:
This show is open to TVAA members (and/or non-members).

Submitted by Texas Visual Arts Association. Email: maegan.kirschner@gmail.com

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TVAA’s National Identity- Our Roots call for entries

National Identity- Our Roots: TVAA Gallery Art Exhibition for July 2018

Art and culture help reveal and enhance the underlying identity, the unique meaning, value, and character of the physical and social form of a community. The identity is reflected through the community’s character and sense of place. Exploring cultural heritage offers a robust variety of benefits. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to show our roots through the visual arts.

Open to all traditions, places, folklore, faces, belongings, carnivals, cities, etc.
This is an invitation to explore the meaning that connects with you and your art work, and then share it with others. This is open to members and non-members of TVAA (Texas Visual Artists Association) with ribbons being awarded to Best of Show, 1st, 2nd 3rd place, and honorable mention. Cash awards for Best in Show and 1st place!

All artwork must be wired correctly with D-rings. No ½” canvases will be curated without a frame. Gallery wrapped work must have clean edges and no staples showing. Work that does not follow gallery requirements will not be hung. If invited to the exhibition you must sign up for one sitting day during the month or pay a $25.00 sitting fee for someone to cover your day. Any work not picked up on take down day with be stored for a $5.00 a day fee and then considered abandoned after 30 days. Any artwork sold pays a 25% fee to the TVAA.
If you have further question you may contact the Gallery Director, Maegan Kirschner, at tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com

About the Curators: Lina Rincon
My name is Lina Rincon-Hoover. I was born in Colombia and moved to the U.S. in 1999. After living in Tampa, Florida for the first 13 years, I relocated to Frisco in 2012 with my husband and daughter.

I hold a B.A. in Art from Universidad Autonoma del Caribe and certification in Art Instruction from Fundacion Universitaria Bellas Artes, both in Colombia. I also hold a certification in Digital Photography from the University of South Florida. In addition to my formal education, I have taken multiple classes and seminars focused on Art and have exhibited my works in both the U.S. and abroad.

I happily spend many hours in front of the easel in order to bring my paintings to life. I enjoy the lengthy time I spend focusing on the most basic details and being able to see the transformation from concept and simple brushstrokes into a finished painting.

Submission Deadline: Friday, June 15th at midnight. Fees must be paid at the time of submission via the online form. $30.00 for up to 3 images for Members and $45.00 for up to 3 images for Non-Members. Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side) You must include your name, your e-mail address, the name of the piece, the size, medium of the work, and the selling price.

CALENDAR:
Submission Deadline for JPG’s: Date: Friday, June 15th, midnight
Acceptance Notification: Date: Friday, June 22nd
Deliver artwork: Date: Saturday, June 30th between 10am and 2pm
Exhibit Open to the Public: Date: July 3rd-August 4th -Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm
Reception: Date: Saturday, July 14th, 4-6pm
Pick up artwork: Date: Saturday, August 4th, 10-2pm

Eligibility:
This show is open to TVAA members (and/or non-members).

Submitted by Texas Visual Arts Association. Email: maegan.kirschner@gmail.com

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Boom for Real: May 18 film release on Jean-Michel Basquiat

Magnolia Pictures will release Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Texas Theatre

BOOM FOR REAL: THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT follows Basquiat’s life pre-fame and how New York City, the times, the people and the movements surrounding him formed the artist he became. Using never-before-seen works, writings and photographs, director Sara Driver, who was part of the New York arts scene herself, worked closely and collaboratively with friends and other artists who emerged from that period: Jim Jarmusch, James Nares, Fab Five Freddy, Glenn O’Brien, Kenny Scharf, Lee Quinones, Patricia Field, Luc Sante and many others. Drawing upon their memories and anecdotes, the film also uses period film footage, music and images  to visually re-recreate the era, drawing a portrait of Jean-Michel and Downtown New York City -pre AIDS, President Reagan, the real estate and art booms – before anyone was motivated by money and ambition. The definition of fame, success and power were very different than today – to be a penniless but published poet was the height of success, until everything changed in the early 1980s. This is New York City’s story before that change.

May 18.

Submitted by Christine Finnegan. Email: christine@finneganpr.com

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500x Gallery receptions on May 12: Ashley Whitt, Molly Dierks, Justin Strickland, and more…

The following exhibitions will be opening next Saturday May 12th, with a reception from 7 to 10pm

500x Gallery         500x.org

Mind Loop
by Ashley Whitt
Upstairs / Main Gallery

Mind Loop, a solo exhibition by Ashley Whitt, explores the inability to escape certain memories or thoughts in one’s mind. The artist aims to interpret and make sense out of the absurd through staged tableaux photographs that are displayed as large wall vinyl, GIFs, and sculptural handmade books.

Digital Romance
by Molly Valentine Dierks
Upstairs / Main Gallery

500x presents new work by member Molly Valentine Dierks.

Help I’m Alive
by Justin Strickland
Downstairs / Front Gallery

500x Gallery Member Justin Stickland will be showing a new series of paintings entitled Help I’m Alive, which will be on display in the Front Gallery.

Glyphs
by Audrey Travis
Downstairs / Project Space

GLYPHS is an exhbition of photography, drawings, and sculpture from recent TCU MFA graduate Audrey Travis. This collection of works, displayed in the downstairs project space of 500X, addresses landscape, materiality and mark making.

Extended Play
by Ry Mccullough and Steven Foutch
Downstairs / Member’s Project Space

Extended Play is a collaborative exhibition by Ry Mccullough and Steven Foutch. The show explores a forced intersection of working methods derived from a series of informal conversations related to printmaking, art, and music. The show explores orthodoxy and experimentation within the historical language of printmaking.

Hallowed Ground 
by Allison Jarek
Upstairs / Project Space

This series explores themes related to transcendentalist philosophy and literature, specifically the innate spirituality and purity within nature. In the essay, Nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson emphasized the importance of man’s relationship to the land. He stated that there is a common spirit that resides in and connects all living things, which he called the “Over-Soul.” The examination of this connection would lead to the essential truths of one’s existence.

These images were photographed with 4×5 black and white film and painted digitally to illustrate the “Over-Soul” that connects man to the land. This process is also used to emphasize the romantic and idealistic qualities of the landscape to encourage the appreciation and respect of the audience. The resulting images depict surreal, dream-like environments that reflect these themes and question the audience’s perception of reality. Though this work reflects my personal beliefs regarding the importance and the sacred nature of the land, the ultimate purpose of these idealistic depictions is to encourage appreciation and respect for the earth and to provoke the audience to reflect on their own personal relationship with nature.

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May 15: “Design Inspirations, Part Three” – Dallas Architecture

The Dallas Architecture Forum

Continues Its 2017-2018 Panel Discussion Series With

“Design Inspirations”

Part Three – May 15, 2018

Free and Open to the Public!

The Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, continues its 2017-2018 Panel Discussion Series on Tuesday May 15, 2018 with “Design Inspirations Part Three,” moderated by Kate Aoki, Architect at DSGN Associates.

“Dallas and North Texas are known for award-winning projects – residences and public buildings, interiors and landscapes. With this panel The Forum will continue its exploration of what motivates and inspires some of our area’s outstanding design professionals to create their highly regarded projects,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly.

Panels are FREE for both Forum members and the general public as a public outreach of The Forum. The discussion begins at 6:30 pm, with complimentary beverages available beginning at 6:15 pm.  No reservations are needed to attend. One CEU AIA credit is available. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue!

The venue for these panels is the Dallas Black Dance Theater building directly behind One Arts Plaza. The DBDT is located at the corner of Arts Plaza Street and Ann Williams Way – at 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, TX  75201. Free parking is available between the DBDT building and Fellowship Church, located to the east of the DBDT building.

Learn from Dallas’ leading architects, designers and landscape architects about what inspires their design.  This will be a unique opportunity to learn about these outstanding professionals –what motivates and inspires them as they create their highly regarded design projects, and to understand more about the persons behind the inspired design processes.

All of our Panelists are recognized by their peers and the greater design community as being leaders in their fields. On May 15, attendees will have the privilege to hear from these designers as they engage in lively discussion.

Moderator Kate Aoki will be joined by the following distinguished designers as panelists:

Bang Dang, Far + Dang

Jessica Stewart Lendvay, Jessica Stewart Lendvay Architects,

Robyn Menter, Robyn Menter Design Associates

Madhavi Sonar, Talley Associates

For more information on The Dallas Architecture Forum, or the Panel Discussion Series, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.

The Forum’s Panel Season Benefactors are Briggs Freeman/Sotheby’s International Realty, Purdy McGuire, Inc., and WDG Architecture. The Sponsors for this Panel are LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN Magazine and Meg Fitzpatrick – MMF Strategies

Kate Aoki
“Design Inspirations, Part Three”

15 May 2018

Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Informal reception at 6:15 pm

Venue:  Dallas Black Dance Theatre, 2700 Ann Williams Way in the Dallas Arts District.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR:

KATE AOKI

Kate Aoki is an Architect with DSGN Associates in Dallas, where she works on a wide range of project types including master planning, single-family residential, and retail. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for The Dallas Architecture Forum, where she is leading the Design Society initiative to engage audience members from a broader range of design disciplines. Additionally, Kate is Co-Chair of the Communities by Design Committee of the Dallas Chapter of the AIA.

PANELISTS:

BANG DANG, Architect

Bang has called Dallas his home since he was five years old, and having a Chinese background, he has a unique, Eastern/Western take on architecture.  The natural inclination to be rational, subtle, and minimal is countered by the urge to be instinctive, brave, and free.  Bang’s focus is making architecture that is abstract in its homage to Texas regionalism and subtle in its attempt to be inventive.  Bang’s experience in the field is broad and varied, covering architecture of all types and scales.  Bang holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington, where he was an Adjunct Professor for six years.  Bang taught a variety of design studios including a two semester design/build studio where students design and construct prototype micro houses. Bang is a founding partner, with Rizi Faruqui, of the award winning, modern practice FAR + DANG.  A rigorous and proactive research agenda and a passion for exploring ideas of space and lifestyle are the foundations of the firm’s design process.

JESSICA STEWART LENDVAY, Architect

Jessica Stewart Lendvay is a registered architect and owner of Jessica Stewart Lendvay Architects. The firm is known for their collaborative spirit and thoughtful process which creates work that is sensitive to place and refined in detail.  Their work focuses primarily on residences, single and multi-family.    Jessica received a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1999.  She began her career with bodron+fruit working on renovation and new construction residential projects.  The renovation work included Howard Meyer’s Lipshy Residence, Edward Larrabee Barnes’ Greenley Residence and E. G. Hamilton’s Hexter Residence. In 2006, Jessica began a long time collaboration with Emily Summers beginning with the renovation and addition to the Round House in Colorado Springs to current work including the interior architecture for the Hall Arts Residences.   Jessica is a current board member and past board president of La Reunion TX, a non-profit artist residency and outreach organization.  She also co-hosts a weekly civic engagement project with Allison V. Smith called the Letter Writing Family.

ROBYN MENTER, Interior Designer

Robyn was born, raised and educated in Johannesburg, South Africa where she resided and worked as an interior designer until immigrating to Dallas in 1981. Robyn set up a textile export company in 1982 and continued with that business until 1986 when international sanctions were imposed against South Africa. She subsequently worked as an interior designer for two Dallas based firms prior to establishing Robyn Menter Design Associates, Inc. in 1994. The firm’s primary focus is residential interior design and architecture including new construction and renovation. Current projects are based throughout the USA as well as a project in the Middle East. Robyn’s style can best be described as modern and versatile with the foundation of inspiration based predominantly on art and architecture.  Robyn’s projects have been published in D Home, D Moms, Dallas Modern Luxury, Dallas Interiors, Homes + Estates Magazine, Patron, Dallas Morning News, and Western Art + Architecture.  Robyn has received the D Home Best Designer award for the past 11 years.

MADHAVI SONAR, Landscape Architect

Madhavi Sonar is a Senior Associate at Talley Associates, with diverse experience in a broad range of project types including public gardens, healthcare, hospitality, urban design, multi-family and single family residential. She finds joy in every facet of the profession of Landscape Architecture – from the first inkling of an idea to the final details of construction. Her passion lies in the art of sculpting the land and in the understanding of plants from different regions and environments of the world as her projects seek to provide exceptional planting designs.  She started her career as an architect before her interests led her to the field of Landscape Architecture. Madhavi received her Bachelor’s in Architecture in India, before moving to the United States in 1998 to pursue a Master’s in Landscape Architecture from The University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to joining Talley Associates, Madhavi also worked with SWA Dallas and studioOutside. In addition to her work, she enjoys research projects when she finds the opportunity.

About The Dallas Architecture Forum

The Dallas Architecture Forum is a not-for-profit civic organization that brings leading architectural thought leaders from around the world to speak in Dallas and also fosters important local dialogue about the major issues impacting our urban environment. The Forum was founded in 1996 by some of Dallas’ leading architects, business, cultural and civic leaders, and it continues to benefit from active support and guidance from these citizens. The Forum fulfills its mission of providing a continuing and challenging public discourse on architecture and urban design in – and for – the Dallas area. The Dallas Architecture Forum’s members include architects, design professionals, students and educators, and a broad range of civic-minded individuals and companies intent to improve the urban environment in North Texas. The Forum has been recognized nationally with an AIA Collaboration Achievement Award for its strategic partnerships with other organizations focused on architecture, urban planning and the arts. For more information on the Forum, visit www.DallasArchitectureForum.org.

Among the over 230 speakers who have addressed the Forum’s Lecture Series are Shigeru Ban, Brad Cloepfil, Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Daniel Libeskind, Thomas Phifer, Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa, AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato. Pritzker Prize winners speaking to the Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center). Other speakers for the Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe. Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to the Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.

The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of Panels—local, informal, open, and offered free of charge as a public service to the community—led by a moderator who brings a subject of local importance along with comments by participating panelists. Moderators and Panelists have also come from both other Texas cities as well as from national institutions that were connected with particular Panel subjects. Panels offer attendees the opportunity to participate in creating discourse. Important topics addressed in Panels in recent years include: “Thoughts on the Dallas Comprehensive Plan”; “The Kimbell Expansion: A Discussion”; “Filling Out the Dallas Arts District”; and “Re-envisioning the Trinity”.

For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org. For questions about the Forum, call 214-764-2406.

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Michael Puttonen: May exhibit at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press

Now Showing at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press: Art, Words & Photos: Creative Works by Michael Puttonen

May 7-25, 2018 | Artist Reception: Friday, May 11, 6-9pm

Showing May 7-25, 2018 at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press, Art, Words & Photos: Creative Works by Michael Puttonen. Join us for the artist reception on Friday, May 11 from 6 to 9pm, with a short reading at 7pm.

Michael Puttonen is a Dallas creative director (right here at Metropolitan Press!), artist, photographer and poet. To find out more about the artist, visit www.mputtonen.com or www.facebook.com/maputtonen.


ArtSpace hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm & for the Artist Reception, May 11, 6-9pm

Open to the public, the ArtSpace gallery is located inside the Metropolitan Press building at 1250 Majesty Drive in Dallas. We feature both up-and-coming and established artists on a monthly rotation. To find out more or if you are an artist interested in showing, email artspace@metpressinc.com or contact us through our website, www.metpressinc.com.


Seeking emerging artists for a group show at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press, October 2018! If you are interested, email 2-3 images of your current work, your contact info, and website to artspace@metpressinc.com with the subject line ArtSpace Group Show.

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Steven Charles: You and I are living now – opening May 19 at CWFA

Steven Charles: You and I are living now

May 19 – June 23, 2018
Opening Reception: May 19th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

 

cris worley fine arts
1845 Levee St #110 @ Turtle Creek Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75207
214.745.1415

 

Cris Worley Fine Arts is proud to announce our first solo show of paintings by local artist Steven Charles. You and I are living now, opens with an artist’s reception on Saturday, May 19th from 5 – 8 pm. The artist will be in attendance for the opening reception. This exhibition marks the artist’s first solo show in Texas and will be on view through June 23.

Paintings by Steven Charles are electrifying multi-layered abstract compositions that obsessively shift in spatial depth and color producing dazzling optical effects. Often embedded with found material, his combined works are known for their eerily sweet palette of acrylic paint that appear to be emerging microbial colonies—frozen in vivo. His work is highly informed by the aesthetics of surrealist and pop art, which took satirical approaches to the notion that “high” art should exist separate from forces in popular culture.

In this exhibition, the artist continues his ambitious execution of densely mapped compositions, which can often take years to complete. Playful, rigorous, and spontaneous, his works pulsate in a distinct maximalist style all their own. The title of the exhibition is an invitation, spoken directly from the work of art to the viewer, beckoning a closer look. This invitation extends from the artist’s belief that, “the viewer completes the image,” and signals his arrival in North Texas. For the artist, and the viewer, the pleasure is in the details.

Steven Charles was born in Birkenhead, England, in 1967 and immigrated to North Texas in the late 1970’s. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Texas in 1994, and gained his Master of Fine Arts degree from Temple University in Rome in 1996. He was a Visiting Artist Lecturer at the School of Visual Art in New York in 2003 and 2015. His work has been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums on the East and West Coasts, and abroad in Canada and Spain. Most notably he was represented by Pierogi and Marlborough Galleries in New York City. He has been the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and an Artist’s Fellowship from The New York Foundation for the Arts. His work has been reviewed in publications such as, Art in America, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Vice among others.

Image: Steven Charles, blanwhgl, 2017, acrylic and gel on wood, 12.25h x 9w inches

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Join Martin Lawrence Galleries Dallas in celebration of René Lalonde’s newest collection.

Join Martin Lawrence Galleries Dallas in celebration of René Lalonde’s newest collection. This special exhibition showcases fascinating never-before-seen original paintings on canvas. The artist’s romantic take on life will inspire you to interpret the world with newfound appreciation.

Blending the traditions of Surrealism, Cubism and Fauvism, René Lalonde’s artwork approaches us with both the emotional force of vivid and unusual color, and the simplicity of flattened out planes, bringing the everyday to life with extraordinary intensity. Though vibrant and intense, his works somehow project a sense of calm, serenity, and at times easygoing buoyancy, leaving us wondering as to the nature of this paradoxical effect.

Lalonde was born in Montreal, the oldest of four children in a working-class family. He was drawn to the arts at an early age and bought his first serious set of paints, brushes and canvases at age 12. He proved to be graced with a rich time spent at boarding school, a confining though ultimately inspiring environment. As the tumultuous 1960s unfolded, Lalonde was swept up in the excitement of rock and roll, the Beatles, and what was to become known as the “British Invasion.” The artistic movements spawned in the psychedelic revolution particularly drew Lalonde, leading him to the works of surrealists like Magritte, Dalí and Ernst as he explored his own creative drive.

Lalonde examines a diverse range of subjects—dramatic arrays of brilliantly colored flowers and vases, lush landscapes tinged with dreamlike atmosphere and geometric structures fractured into spectacular light and pattern.

Meet the Artist, Saturday, May 19, 6-8 pm RSVP (972) 546-2988

Martin Lawrence Galleries + 13350 Dallas Parkway + Galleria Level 1 + Dallas

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About Martin Lawrence Galleries

Since 1978, Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG)-headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut with with nine gallery locations nationwide including New York, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Francisco, Costa Mesa, La Jolla, Maui has been assisting and advising collectors as they consider acquiring fine art.  (MLG), has prided and defined ourselves as both publisher of fine art prints and sculpture from the most talented contemporary artists-both North American and European-and home to modern and contemporary masters like Picasso, Chagall, Warhol, Calder, Magritte, Basquiat and Murakami. We are extremely proud to have lent and exhibited over 200 masterworks, created by more than 30 different artists, to 30+ world class museums around the globe…including the Louve, the Pompidou, the Metropolitan, the Whitney, the National gallery, the Tate and the Hermitage-where we are the sole sponsor of the first ever exhibition of the work of Erté, the father of art deco and we proudly publish works by artists including Kondakova, Hallam, Bertho, Fressinier, Lalonde and Deyber. For more information visit martinlawrence.com

For further information and images contact: Katia Graytok – kgraytok@martinlawrence.com

Image Credits: René Lalonde

Operation Seduction, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 24 inches

Fab Four, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

Strange Case of the maui Blues, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches

Submitted by Katia Graytok. Email: kgraytok@martinlawrence.com

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The Sound of Color Juried Exhibition and Sale

May 19 – June 14, 2018

The Dutch Art Gallery proudly presents “The Sound of Color” a visual celebration of music. https://dutchartgallery.net/uncategorized/the-sound-of-color-juried-show-opening/

This diverse juried show of original fine art features a variety of different media unified by a common theme. Sound and language combined can move our souls. Music has the power to lift us to the heights of joy or bring us to tears. Art has the same power. Each work of art is accompanied by a written explanation of the artist’s thoughts and what song inspired their piece. Forty-seven different artists and 69 works of art are included in this show with styles ranging from traditional to abstract. Each one is a story set to music and each piece sings. Come see how music has uniquely inspired these artists.

A special reception will be held during the official show opening on Saturday, May 19th from 11am-6pm. Those in attendance will be able to meet many of the show artists. The awards presentation will be held at 2pm. Additionally, the first 25 patrons for the opening receive a special “Goodie Bag” that contains a miniature original art piece by one of the show artists. “The Sound of Color” runs through June 14th.



“Row Row Row Your Boat” is a playful painting by artist Leighann Foster. The general meaning of this song is to row through your life in a joyful manner and is one we’ve all come to associate with childhood. To convey that meaning, she’s used colorful stuffed toys as the main subjects. Leighann states, “The song, characters, colors, and humor all tie together for a positive experience.”

Barbara Jones’ expressive still life “Song Sung Blue Again” is inspired by Neil Diamond’s 1972 hit “Song Sung Blue”. Barbara tell us that blue in the song refers to a feeling of sadness, but she has chosen to use the color in her painting to reveal its beauty. She exclaims, “Let art chase the blues away!” “Song Sung Blue” itself owes its existence to Mozart’s Piano Concerto #21 which served as inspiration for Neil Diamond.

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Reception for Lucrecia Waggoner: DICHOTOMY – May 12

Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, announces a solo exhibition featuring new works by celebrated porcelain installation artist, Lucrecia Waggoner, with an opening reception on Saturday, May 12th, from 5-8pm. The Artist Talk will begin at 6:45pm and moderated by gallery owner, Laura Rathe.

Waggoner’s impressive installations are intricately mapped to suit their surroundings and are inspired by forms found in nature and abstract visions of landscapes. She incorporates various materials in her work, including precious metals, such as 22k Gold, palladium, and bronze, which add depth and illuminate each individual vessel. Waggoner harmonizes organic forms and geometric patterns to create compelling compositions that distinctly transform any space. In this exhibition, Waggoner explores the dynamic relationships of polar opposite relationships and the juxtaposition between darkness, light, and color – ultimately creating a balanced dichotomy.

‘DICHOTOMY’ will be on display through June 16th, 2018.

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Buckner Terrace Public Art Call – deadline May 10

Public Art Project
Buckner Terrace – Skyline Neighborhood Plus Target Area

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from artists or artist teams for consideration to design, fabricate and install a three-dimensional artwork at Everglade Park located at 5100 North Jim Miller Road. The selected artwork must reflect the diverse history of the Buckner Terrace neighborhood.
The Buckner Terrace – Skyline target area is located in District 7 within the boundaries of the Buckner Terrace neighborhood in Southeast Dallas. It is bounded by Jim Miller Road to the West, Military Parkway to the South, Buckner Blvd. and Big Town Blvd. to the East, and Interstate Highway 30 to the North. Project Budget: $9,500.00 for the project (artwork)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED – MAY 10 2018

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Steam Rollin’ Deep Ellum May 6

Deep Ellum Art Co is hosting our First NTPG Steamroller event. Clampitt Paper Co & Speedball are donating supplies to make this happen. Come meet the North Texas Printmakers Guild and watch us in action as we print 2ft x 3ft relief blocks. Mingle with the printmakers, meet some of the creative minds from the MakerSpace, Enjoy the Art, Music and of course the taps!

Deep Ellum Art Company

3200 Commerce St, Dallas, Texas 75226

We begin SET UP at 10am, Printing starts at 11am and we go ALL DAY. There are still some volunteeer positions open, if you want to work along side the 31 artists who have carved these woodcuts. The Prints will be for sale through Deep Ellum Art Co. and there will be more work by the artists available too.
https://youtu.be/wlTArA9kyGo

https://www.facebook.com/events/188035491846040/

 

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Mixed Media Portrait Workshop with Katherine Baronet May 26

Registration (required) holds your space in the workshop.
Space is limited so workshop fills up fast, only 7 spots left.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1158546930953312/

Saturday, May 26 at 11 AM – 4 PM

Continental Gin Building

3309 Elm St, Dallas, Texas 75226

Contact: Katherine at kbaronet@minsdpring.com

In this workshop students will create a self-portrait made from a variety of new and old materials. Student will take ordinary objects and used it other than what is was designed for to create an abstract face. IE; use a bottle cap for an eye, wired to make a pair of classes, painted matchsticks that become hair, your shirt is made of paper or cardboard. Students will incorporate their own face and personal items of meaning. Student may bring their own fabric, paper, paints, beads and objects in a variety of shapes and sizes. Glue, paper, paint and other found stuff will be provided.

*Student MUST bring a good photograph or head shot of themselves or who you will be painting to be used to develop this portrait (to small will not work). The face must fill up an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.

$155.00 if paid by Check, if Paypal $167.00

Submitted by Katherine Baronet. Email: kbaronet@mindspring.com

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Annual Fund Raiser to Benefit the 2018 SWS Members Show May 8

May 8, 2018
SWS Membership Meeting

Location:  Lovers Lane United Methodist Church
9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75220

Please bring Cash or Checks to speed checkout
Live Auction
 

Jonesy McConnell and Herb Reed will lead the live auction that will start around 7:15 PM after the intro business part of the meeting.  The following Artists have contributed original paintings to be auctioned off to the highest bidder.  Good luck!

Nel Byrd
Ron Bigony
Michael Holter
Marian Hirsch
Walt Davis
Pat Kochan
Naomi Brotherton
Keiko Tanabe
Jim Richards
Richard Stephens
Autographed Artist Apron

Silent Auction

Naomi Brotherton Personal Library
(Bid on each individual book).

Bring and donate your unwanted Art Supplies, Art Furniture and Art Books.

Cookies
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Bring cookies to munch on during the break.
We love plain and fancy, store bought or homemade.

Donations and Volunteers

Your donations need to be at the church by 6:00 PM
Volunteers need to be at the church by 5:30 PM

We need volunteers to help set up the tables, help take payments, fill out bid sheets, make receipts and other duties.

Meeting starts at 7:00 PM

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Etsy Dallas Spring Bash May 5

We are thrilled to announce our 10th Annual Etsy Dallas Spring Bash! To celebrate this milestone anniversary we are cooking up some special little surprises for our shoppers to thank you for all of your support for the last decade!

10:30 am – 5pm

1135 S. Lamar, Dallas TX 75215

Hand-picked artists, crafters and designers from near and far gather at the Spring Bash for one-of-a-kind one-stop shopping. Get there early if you want to be one of the first 50 shoppers to get one of our coveted Bash Bags filled with swag from our talented vendors!

Two bars on site plus food trucks
Make and Take table teaching fun easy to do crafts that you and your kiddos can take home.
Photo booth-be on the lookout for our Snapchat geofilters

http://www.etsydallas.com/handmadebash/

https://www.facebook.com/events/154102018580324/

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Paint Your Pet at Lakehouse Bar and Grill May 23

Melanie M. Brannan is bringing her very popular “Pet Painting” class to the Lake House White Rock Bar and Grill. Join us for a great time painting at White Rock Lake’s favorite neighborhood restaurant. Mel will walk you through of how to create the likeness of your pet on canvas on an 11 x 14″ canvas. After you register, email Mel (melbrannan1@gmail.com) a close head shot of your pet (one pet per canvas). She will sketch the outlines for you. All pet images must to be emailed by Wednesday, May 16. Lake House is offering all Pet Painters half price on bottles of wine!!! Arrive 20 minutes prior to class to get your apron on and drinks/dinner* ordered. Instruction starts promptly at 7.

*All supplies are included. Drinks and dinner are not ; – ) All Pet Painters will receive half off all bottles of vino! Cheers to the Lake House!

DATE AND TIME

Wed, May 23, 2018
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT

Lake House White Rock Bar Grill
7510 Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75214

Register at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-your-pet-at-the-lake-house-white-rock-bar-grill-tickets-45727633583

Submitted by Melanie M Brannan. Email: Melbrannan1@gmail.com

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HIGHLIGHTS: NEW YORK & DALLAS

HIGHLIGHTS: NEW YORK & DALLAS

May 19 – June 23, 2018

To celebrate PDNB Gallery’s conclusion of another successful season of important art fairs, PDNB Gallery is pleased to present in the gallery, HIGHLIGHTS: New York & Dallas. This group exhibition will showcase the works that captivated audiences at The Photography Show presented by AIPAD in New York and the always impressive, Dallas Art Fair.

This super-group, marvel showcase exhibition will include: Jeanine Michna-Bales from her historical project, Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad, the deeply compelling images from Jeffrey Silverthorne’s notable 1970’s series, Morgue, and an exciting selection of recently acquired photographs from the archives of iconic motor-sport’s photographer, Jesse Alexander; additional artists included in this show are: John Albok, Lucienne Bloch, Peter Brown, Keith Carter, Esteban Pastorino Diaz, Vadium Gushchin, Earlie Hudnall, Jr., Yousuf Karsh, Ida Lansky, Cheryl Medow, Nickolas Muray, Bill Owens and Nic Nicosia.

154 Glass St., Ste. 104

Dallas, TX 75207

214.969.1852

info@pdnbgallery.com

http://pdnbgallery.com

Image: Jeanine Michna-Bales, Eagle Hollow from Hunter’s Bottom. Just across the Ohio River, Indiana, 2014

Submitted by Missy Finger. Email: info@npdnbgallery.com

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48 Hour Fresco call for artists

Submission deadline: May 13, 2018

https://vimeo.com/250177753

For details see

https://westvillagedallas.com/art/48-hour-fresco/

Email: 48hourfresco@westvil.com

 

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Shimmering Collage Workshop May 19

What:  Shimmering Collage Workshop
When: Saturday, May 19, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Where: Slant @ The Center, 13999 Goldmark Dr., Suite 150, Dallas 75240
(Between Midpark & Spring Valley)
Register: http://badmargoart.com/workshops.html

Come experience this 3 hour workshop led by professional artist, Margo Miller, and create a beautiful collage on 11″ x 14″ painted canvas. Explore the use of different materials to create texture and patterns and learn how to work with acrylic paint, stamps, found objects, gold foil, and more!  Each participant will create their own individual artwork with materials provided, and any additional ephemera of their own.  Add shimmering finishing touches of gold foil or gold leaf.  All materials included.  Cost is $40

Supplemental materials list:  You are also welcome to bring any paper elements or ephemera of your own that you may like to use in your collage.

Questions?  Please email Margo at mghlee@att.net

Submitted by Margo Miller. Email: mghlee@att.net

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