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Mother’s Day Painting Party at The Artists Showplace Gallery May 5

Join us on Saturday, May 5 for a fun afternoon painting a ready-to-hang masterpiece to impress family and friends! Instructor Cindy Gray is a full-time professional artist whose whimsical work is featured in collections globally and throughout the U.S.

The cost of the class, which includes all supplies, is $45. For more information or to register, call the gallery at 972-233-1223. We are located at 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248, at the southwest corner of Coit and Arapaho.

 

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

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“Your Definition of Gender in Society” – TVAA Gallery call for art

Artists have been addressing through artwork the ideology and issues of the definition of gender especially as the women’s movement gained momentum in the 1960’s, Gay rights in the 2000’s, and has gained international acknowledgment with the MeToo Movement. We have been challenged in what is gender, how do we define our roles, and what is accepted and rejected in society. How do you define gender, how would you challenge acceptance, can art address the negativity and positive sides of the entire issue, and how creative can you be to address the issues or definition of gender. What does gender look like at the personal, communal, and global level? In the first half of the twentieth century, artists such as Claede Cahun and Frida Kahlo made self-portraits that emphasize the fluidity of gender, refusing to adhere to statically masculine or feminine characteristics. Be open minded and creative with this call for art and make the most of the challenge. Define in your own way with color, shape, or texture!

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. 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: Maegan Kirschner

Maegan Kirschner

She is the new Gallery Director for the TVAA Gallery in the Plaza of the Americas building. She is currently an art teacher to the homeschool community and a freelance artist in the Dallas area as well. She is an American and Art History Scholar with a focus on women artists.  She is an award winning artist with her unique mixed media pieces that have a running theme of circles and recycled items. In 2017-2018 she has participated in 21 exhibitions winning several awards.

Submission Deadline: Friday, May 18th 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.

For the online form, see the TVAA website at http://TVAA.org under Calls for Art.

CALENDAR:

Submission Deadline:             Friday, May 18th, midnight
Acceptance Notification:        Friday, May 25th
Deliver artwork:                      Saturday, June 2nd between 10am and 2pm
Exhibit Open to the Public:    June 4th-June 29th -Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm
Reception:                               Saturday, June 9th, 4-6pm
Pick up artwork:                      Saturday, June 30th 10-2pm

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

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2018 Dallas International Film Festival May 3 – 10

Mark your calendars for the the twelfth edition of the Dallas International Film Festival, which will hit theatres May 3 – 10, 2018.

https://www.dallasfilm.org/

The 12th annual Dallas International Film Festival, hosted by the Dallas Film Society, doesn’t just show films; it showcases and celebrates and showcases all types of content….film, television, streaming content and virtual reality. The interaction between story-tellers, audiences and the Dallas community is what we strive to develop from opening to closing, and everything in between.

“See Things DIFFerently” isn’t just our tagline; the 2018 festival moves to a new time of year and will offer new and unique experiences. DIFF18 is a global adventure that boasts premiere screenings, nightly red carpets, daring documentaries, eye-opening short films, exciting television content, bleeding-edge VR presentations, nightly parties, filmmaker panels, award presentations, and an enhanced filmmaker hospitality program that includes city tours and more.

#DIFF2018 HOW TO FEST
OPTION ONE
Buy a Pass. Choose from STAR, FESTIVAL or FILM Pass levels. If you have questions about what passes get you into which screenings, please CLICK HERE. This is the easiest, user-friendly way to fest, AND Pass holders get into the theater before ticket holders!

Once you have your pass, visit DallasFilm.org to plan which films and events you’d like to attend. *A STAR PASS will get you access to all events and screenings. Before the festival, you will receive an email asking you to RSVP to Opening and Closing nights.

OPTION TWO
Purchase individual tickets. Visit DallasFilm.org and click on the 2018 Film Schedule. Add tickets to your cart and check out! Pick your tickets up at the DIFF Prekindle Box Office at least one hour in advance of your screening time.

STEP THREE
GO SEE YOUR MOVIES!

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Arcadia Salon with Pedro Morales May 2 at the Geometric MADI

Join us at the museum this Wednesday, May 2 at 6 p.m. for an Arcadia Salon with mobile-tagging artist Pedro Morales 

Morales uses the aesthetics of fractals and geometric abstraction to investigate the ubiquity of mobile technology in today’s life. Morales coined the phrase “mobile tagging art” to define the artistic expression that uses scanning, decoding and reading out geometric shapes to reveal content from aesthetic beauty.

Morales lives and works in Houston and Versailles, France.

The show featuring Morales’ work and that of sculptor Miguel Prypchan runs April 27-July 15.

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About Miguel Prypchan
Plastic artist, pilot, and lawyer Miguel Prypchan lives and works in Caracas Venezuela. He is a graduate of Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), with studies in Social Communication and Museology. He began to craft in a three-dimensional sphere in 2007. Art fairs from Caracas, Bogata, and Lima to New York, Palm Beach, and Miami showcase his work. His art interprets traditional landscape through the eyes of abstractionism, light, angles, perspective, and constructivism. Through it, he intervenes, humanizes and positively transforms public spaces and in many cases, viewers.

About Pedro Morales
Born in Venezuela and residing in Houston and Versailles, France, Pedro Morales is known for his pioneering digital art. His 1989 work “The Gaze” was made entirely on a PC 8088 and is one of the earliest works of digital art documented in the region. Morales received the Arturo Michelena Art Research Award in the Arts (1991). Venues in Linz, Shanghai, Paris, Bogota, Miami, and Caracas are just some of the locales throughout the world to display his work. He is the recipient of recognition and awards on numerous occasions and represented Venezuela in the 50th Venice Biennial “The Dictatorship of the Spectator” and his iconic “cityrooms.net” (2002-3), are among the first artistic creations made in and for the Internet. Censored by the government of his country, it was nevertheless seen and navigated by thousands of people online.
About The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art:
Located in Uptown Dallas, the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art (the MADI) is the only museum dedicated to MADI art and the primary point of focus for the MADI movement in the United States. Opening in 2003, the MADI has presented exhibitions of MADI art including MADI movement founder Carmelo Arden Quin, as well as works by contemporary artists working in geometric forms. Find out more about the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art at www.geometricmadimuseum.org, or call (214) 855-7802

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TVAA presents Signs of the Unseen May 7 – June 1; Reception May 12

“Signs of the Unseen” TVAA Downtown Gallery Grand Reopening

Exhibit Open to the Public: May 7th– June 1st, Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Reception: Saturday, May 12th, 6-9pm

Signs of the Unseen: Illuminating the Divine Every Day Life. Art has the ability to transform the mundane of everyday life into a greater awareness of the beauty of life and connection to something both within and beyond ourselves. Whether it be seen in the beauty of creation; as in nature and the patterns of life, the awakening presence to a divinity more closely personalized to Self, a Universal connection to the source of life; or a religious personification of God or Goddess. We have the opportunity to bear witness to signs of the unseen in every day life. Open to all spiritual, religious, scientific, or agnostic walks in celebration of each artist’s unique.  http://tvaa.org

About the Curator:

Lauren Dickinson

“Art has woven a beautiful tapestry throughout my life. What started as sketching portraits for fun led to taking all the art classes I could as electives in high school. Little did I know that I was opening a previously dormant fountain of creativity that carried me through high school and into art college for a number of semesters. Due to external circumstances and life events, I was unable to complete my studies at that school, although I didn’t let it stop me entirely. I received acceptance into every program I continued to apply to, including the prestigious Cornish College of Arts Visual Arts program in Seattle. Major family events hit; life still had other plans for me at the time, and I had to let go of my dream – temporarily, as life would have it.

It has been a journey of picking up the brush again throughout the years. Inspired by love and the profound healing process I was experiencing through my healing arts career, one summer day I let go of all expectation, and just started again. Paint started randomly covering all of my old attempts at art throughout the years. I stayed with it, and unbeknownst to me at the time, I was discovering the freedom of expression of abstract art. The wellspring of creativity, now reactivated, has overflowed onto the canvas of my life with fluidity, vibrant color and a rediscovered passion. Finally life has what it had been missing for so many years – a return to Art, where my heart was hiding; and could finally come out again. Such is the promise of pursuing what is deepest in our hearts – divine love.

 

 

 

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‘Art Forms in Nature’ Opening Reception May 18 at North Haven Gardens

In honor of the beauty in nature’s color and form, The Gallery at North Haven Gardens presents a special exhibition in collaboration with The O’Keefe Studio Center. A partnership formed by an independent gallery & teaching space in dedication to the arts education for adults and young adults of all artistic backgrounds.

‘Art Forms in Nature’ features both literal and figurative interpretations through various perspectives of lovely local landscapes and sculptural abstraction. Paintings formed outdoors in observation of the Sculpture Garden of Valley House Gallery will be on display. Alongside contemporary plein air, will be clay and plaster sculptures -inspired by careful consideration of organic forms found in nature. The latest collection features recent creations from both students and instructors of a sculpture seminar and plein air painting workshop provided by The O’Keefe Studio Center. Artwork on display May 18 through July 13, 2018.

Join us for the Opening Friday, May 18, 5-7pm

Artists will be in attendance. Receptions are free, casual & open to all.

The Gallery at North Haven Gardens

7700 Northaven Road

Dallas, TX 75230

For more information: http://dallasartdealers.org/event/art-forms-in-nature/

Any questions?

Internal Contact: Alexis Patterson

E-Mail: apatterson@nhg.com

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CARTONERÍA Workshop at the Latino Cultural Center

CARTONERÍA WORKSHOP
REGISTER TODAY!
We will be starting another adult art class where students will make a monarch butterfly using cartonería techniques.

This 3 week workshop will be held on Saturdays, May 12-26th from 11 am – 2 pm at the Latino Cultural Center.

If you are interested in participating, there is a $50 registration fee to reserve your spot. This fee pays for instruction and all supplies you will use during class. Space is limited.

To register please contact Jessica Trevizo at jessica.trevizo@dallascityhall.com.

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North Dallas Artist Studio Tour April 28 & 29

NORTH DALLAS ARTIST STUDIO TOUR 2018

Saturday, April 28th & Sunday, April 29th
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

We are 17 creative studios representing 25 artists in the neighborhoods of Preston Hollow/North Dallas.
To see artist details/map: northdallasart.com, or google map

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The Art of Collecting | Panel Discussion at KHFA on May 5

THE ART OF COLLECTING | PANEL DISCUSSION AT KIRK HOPPER FINE ART

DALLAS / FORT WORTH – Collector House Art Consulting, CYDONIA Gallery, and Kirk Hopper Fine Art are pleased to announce a panel discussion entitled The Art of Collecting. The event will be focused on the art eco- system, the mechanics of an art gallery, and how visitors can engage and support artists of our time. The panel will be moderated by Hady Mawajdeh, Arts Reporter / Digital Editor of KERA’s Art and Seek, on Saturday, May 5 from 2pm – 4pm at Kirk Hopper Fine Art, located at 3008 Commerce Street, Dallas 75226.

Panelists include CYDONIA Director Hanh Ho, Collector House Proprietor Jennifer Klos, and KHFA Assistant Director / Artist Giovanni Valderas. Dallas has a wealth of museums, artists, and arts programming. How are these interrelated? The goal of the event is to provide an educational, inclusive, transparent foundation for viewers that encourages them to participate in contemporary art programming.

The event is free of charge and open to the general public. Please RSVP at info@cydoniagallery.com. Light refreshments provided.

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Hady Mawajdeh is an Arts Reporter and Digital Editor for KERA’s Art & Seek. Hady came to KERA from Austin where worked on “The national daily news show of Texas,” Texas Standard. At the Standard, Hady crafted stories and segments about the topics and headlines that mattered most to Texans. Prior to his work on the Standard, Hady lived and worked in Durham, North Carolina, where he worked as producer at North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC. At WUNC he was able to work on the statewide news program The State of Things. Hady’s journalistic career began during college as an intern and freelance reporter at NPR affiliate KUT 90.5 FM Austin. Hady was born and raised in Central Texas and attended college at Texas State University. Hady is obsessed with pop culture, music, photography and…ART! If you’d like to connect with Hady or simply see what’s reading about, listening to or covering follow him on Twitter — @hadysauce.

CYDONIA opened in September 2014 with a curated exhibition and catalogue entitled Ex- Y: Representations of Contemporary Masculinity, featuring 9 different artists whom explored masculinity after all three waves of feminism. Since its inception, CYDONIA has received critical praise from numerous press outlets, both local and international. The Dallas Observer noted: “[T]he perfect combination of education and eye candy can be found at Cydonia Gallery. This commercial space features a roster of international artists, all of whom show potential to rise to art-stardom. Gallerist Hanh Ho has a keen eye for talent, offering numerous artists their first exhibitions in the United States.” CYDONIA is a pioneer, having been the first gallery in the metroplex to exhibit in art fairs in Berlin and Toronto and among a select number of Texas galleries to exhibit in Mexico City and Seattle. Born and raised in Dallas, Ho earned an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths College in London. She holds a BA in Art and Art History from Vanderbilt University along with an MBA from the University of Dallas. Prior to CYDONIA, Ho garnered experience at a leading art collection in Europe, non-profits, and business consulting in the private sector. www.cydoniagallery.com

Based in Dallas, Texas, art advisor Jennifer Klos assists private collectors in the acquisition of fine and decorative arts, specializing in modern and contemporary art. As President of Collector House Inc., Jennifer enjoys sharing her curatorial eye, knowledge and expertise of the art world with clients in a fun and accessible manner. During her eight-year tenure as Curator at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, she organized national and international exhibitions, expanding the presentation of decorative arts and design, and contemporary art installations. Jennifer earned her master’s degree in the history of decorative arts, design, and culture from the Bard Graduate Center in New York and her bachelor’s degree in Art History and French from Vanderbilt University. She is a graduate of the Inchbald School of Design, London and Christie’s Education, London. As an independent curator and art historian, she regularly lectures on the topics of art collecting, design history, and English country houses. Jennifer is a board member of the American Friends of Attingham, a scholarly organization devoted to the study of English country houses and collections, and a member of the Association of Art Museum Curators, The Decorative Arts Trust and the Costume Society of America. Visit her at www.collectorhouse.com and on Instagram: @jenniferklos.

A native of Dallas, Giovanni Valderas is the Assistant Gallery Director at Kirk Hopper Fine Art. He also served as an appointee by Dallas City Council as Vice Chair of the Cultural Affairs Commission. Previously he was the Gallery Director at Mountain View College. Valderas graduated from the College of Visual Arts & Design at the University of North Texas with a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing & Painting. He has taught several painting and drawing courses at the University of North Texas, Richland, and Mountain View College. He is a former member of 500x gallery, one of the oldest co-op galleries in Texas. In addition, Valderas recently received a micro-grant from the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas for his guerrilla site-specific project. Most recently, Valderas was reappointed to the City of Dallas, Cultural Affairs Commission to serve under Councilman Omar Narvaez.

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CYDONIA is a contemporary art gallery. Our programming is committed to co-operating with artists whose practices reflect conceptual research. We approach art as a cultural good related to reciprocity, praxis, and discourse. For more information, please contact info@cydoniagallery.com, call 214-296-4848, or visit www.cydoniagallery.com.

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El Centro College Fine Art Gallery Presents: Big Dreams

The El Centro College H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery presents “Big Dreams: Student Art Exhibition.”

The annual exhibition of student works in our studio art courses on campus will be on view today – May 10. A variety of media, including Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Design, Photography, Digital Imaging, Jewelry/Metals, Ceramics, and Sculpture will be on view. Awards will be announced at the reception on Wednesday, April 25 from 4 -6 p.m.

This year’s jurors are Roque Mendez a local artist from the DFW area and Darryl Ratcliff  co-founder of Ash studios.

For more information, please contact Raymond Butler at 214-860-2190 or raymond.butler@dcccd.edu.

Gallery hours are Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

image: Cosmic Horror Collection, by Marco Sanchez, 2017 Invitation Award Winner

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Dallas Arboretum Presents Artscape Fine Art and Craft Show on April 28 and 29

From April 28 to 29, the Dallas Arboretum hosts Artscape, a juried fine art and fine craft show and sale, that brings together nearly 100 outstanding artists from around the country. A special members preview will be held on April 27 before it opens to the public April 28 and 29. The blue ribbon jury panel, lead by art curator, Patricia Meadows, was impressed by the quality of the applications and expect Artscape to be one of the most prestigious and successful outdoor art shows this spring.

Artscape Chair Kaki Hopkins said, “Set amidst an explosion of spring color, Artscape is the perfect place to spend the weekend strolling through the gardens and shopping for artwork from these artists who are among the best in their fields. It is a fun and enriching time to be in Dallas for the whole family!”

The show features a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, 2-D and 3-D mixed media, photography, jewelry, glass, digital art, ceramics and more. The layout for the art fair is architect-designed for maximum visibility of artists and audience flow. Named by Architectural Digest as one of the “15 Most Breathtaking Botanical Gardens to Visit This Season,” the Arboretum is a perfect complement to the beautiful artwork selected for the show.

Delight in the joy of Artscape with something for all the senses:

  • Close to 100 professional artists showcasing their exceptional art in Pecan Grove;
  • Galleries at DeGolyer with top galleries exhibiting and selling art with 20% of sales benefiting the Arboretum;
  • A University Zone with regional university students and faculty showing and selling their art;
  • Art demonstrations by Dallas County Community College District students and faculty;
  • Live musical entertainment on stage with radio and TV personalities serving as emcees;
  • Food concessions, packaged treats, craft beer and winetastings;
  • A Children’s Art Escape, featuring hands-on art activities for the young to make and take, overseen by retired DISD art teachers;
  • Prize drawings on the hour every hour.

In addition to Artscape, guests will be able to enjoy the newest summer exhibit, Wind Sculptures in Motion: The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker, on display through July 31, presented by Reliant. Each piece of Whitaker’s artwork is organic in nature and responds to the changing currents of the wind, which provides each sculpture’s movement. The sculptures range in height from 5 to 27 feet, and 122 sculptures will be arranged artfully in groupings throughout the garden for viewing, and will be available to purchase.

 

Artscape admission is free for paid garden guests.

About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218.  The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 2-12 and free for Arboretum members and children under two. There is an additional cost of $3 per person for entrance into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. On-site parking is $15; pre-purchased online parking is $9. The Dallas Morning News is the principal partner of the Dallas Arboretum.  The Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department.  WFAA is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum. For more information, call 214.515.6500 or visitwww.dallasarboretum.org.

 

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Submitted by Juliette Coulter. Email: juliette@coultergroup.com

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Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District Photography Competition – deadline April 30

Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District
Juried Photography Competition

 

Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District is a collaboration between the Dallas Arts District (DAD), HALL Group, corporate sponsors and participating local photographers to raise funds for one of the most important parts of the Dallas Arts District – the Foundation’s granting arm that re-invests in the visual and performing arts in Dallas.

DETAILS:

  • Professional, emerging, mid-career and student photographers are encouraged to submit existing or new images of the Dallas Arts District that portray “A Day in the Life” of the district for juried selection.
  • The selected photographs will be featured in a hardbound coffee table book, ‘Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District’, that will be sold at venues throughout the DAD.
  • All gross proceeds from sale of the book will be donated directly to the Dallas Arts District Foundation.
  • There is no fee to enter.
  • Images will be accepted through April 30, 2018.

‘Through the Lens’ is open to artists at all levels of experience. Submitted photos can be existing photos that were taken previously, or new photos of the Dallas Arts District. There are no limits on subject matter as long as the photo is shot within the Dallas Arts District, and we encourage photographers to think outside the box. The judges will be looking for images that capture a glimpse of the life and vibrancy that defines the Dallas Arts District.

Jury:  

  • Dallas Mayor Michael S. Rawlings, Honorary Chair
  • Patricia Meadows, Co-Chair, Art Curator and Consultant
  • Virginia Shore, Co-Chair, Art Curator and Advisor, Shore Art Advisory
  • Jeremy Strick, Director of the Nasher Sculpture Center
  • Dr. Agustín Arteaga, Director of the Dallas Museum of Art
  • Dr. Sam Holland, Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University
  • Howard Rachofsky, Local Philanthropist and Art Collector

Selected Entries Will Receive:

  • $500 stipend, one copy of the book and a gift from a Dallas Arts District venue (dining experience, performance tickets, memberships) with a value of $50-$100 or more.
  • Inclusion in the hardbound coffee table book, ‘Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District’ The book will include an abbreviated biography of each photographer, specifications of each work, and highlights of the Dallas Arts District project.
  • An invitation to the ‘Through the Lens Gala,’ where all photographers will be celebrated and recognized for their contribution to the publication.
  • Recognized in press materials following the close of the exhibition.
  • Select artists could also have the opportunity to license their art for future exhibition.

About the Dallas Arts District Foundation:

To complement the mission of the Dallas Arts District and to continue to support the programs of resident art organizations in the District, the Foundation sponsors a broad range of activities with particular emphasis on emerging artists and cultural groups from outside the Dallas Arts District.

Financial assistance is granted to a non-profit organization or to an individual sponsored by a non-profit organization who want to provide a specific artistic or cultural activity to occur within the Dallas Arts District that also benefits the public. The Foundation’s high priority is funding projects that are site-specific, innovative programs, that are developed through a collaborative process among different cultural organizations.

Visit ThroughTheLensDAD.com for more information about the competition and how to enter.

Submitted by Sarah Hoffman. Email: shoffman@hallgroup.com

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Lake-a-Palooza! Music Festival at the Bath House Cultural Center

When: Saturday, April 28, 1-8pm

Where: Bath House Cultural Center on White Rock Lake 521 E. Lawther Dr., Dallas, TX 75218
Admission: FREE! http://bathhouse.dallasculture.org/

Who: Music lovers, families, lovers of the lake and its natural beauty

Why: The Bath House Cultural Center has long stood for arts in East Dallas. Along with its support for local and regional theatrical performances and art exhibitions, promoting great local music is a primary focus of the BHCC.
The Bath House is collaborating with the Texas Musicians Museum in Irving to stage a wide variety of musicians while loaning the Bath House some of their rare Texas Musicians memorabilia for the event. https://friendsofthebathhouse.org/awesome-lake-a-palooza-is-coming-back/

What’s there to Do?

  • Free Live Music on Multiple Stages
  • Free Music-focused Curated Art Exhibition
  • Food, Beer and Wine for Sale
  • Community Organizations
  • Free Children’s & Family Activities and! Little D Markets will be joining us for the first time this year!

Lake-a-Palooza is produced by The Friends of the Bath House for the benefit of the Bath House Cultural Center.


 

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48th Annual USA Film Festival

Meet the Stars at the 48th Annual USA Film Festival — one of the oldest, most respected film festivals in the world.  The 5-day festival event is open to the public and features filmmakers in attendance including master artists, mid-career filmmakers, and emerging talents.  Over half of all programs are free admission.

Festival Highlights Include:

  • In person guests:  Richard Chamberlain, Elizabeth Ashley, Barbara Bain, Tamara Taylor, Dale Dickey, Stephen Tobolowsky, Assumpta Serna, Scott Michael Foster, Josh Zuckerman, Daniel Pearle, Clare Niederpruem, and many more!
  • The new film DAUGHTERS OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE DALLAS COWBOY CHEERLEADERS (Directed by Dana Adam Shapiro, based on the never-before-told story of Suzanne Mitchell, the fiercely-loyal den mother of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders)
  • Additional films with all-star casts including:  Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Jim Parsons, Claire Danes, Evan Peters, Blake Jenner, Barry Keoghan, Ann Dowd, Jared Abrahamson, Udo Kier, Charlize Theron, Mark Duplass, Lea Thompson, Ian Bohen, Lucas Grabeel, Raul Castillo, Sheila Vand, Evan Rosado, and film subjects Ruth Bader Ginsburg, André Leon Talley, Alain Ducass, and Kevin Aucoin.

To view the full schedule of events, please visit www.usafilmfestival.com

Advance tickets are available for $10 exclusively through Ticketmaster April 11th-23rd.  After the 23rd, tickets can be purchased at the Festival Box Office day-of show only.

All programs will be held at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas.

Submitted by USA Film Festival. Email: usafilmfest@aol.com

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Soft Seduction opening May 18 at Bivins Gallery

Bivins Gallery is pleased to present Soft Seduction, an exhibition of works by Moscow-based artists Lidia Vitkovskaya and Denis Mikhaylov. Inspired by Pablo Picasso’s belief that “it is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction,” the exhibition reflects the artists’ relationships with their own works and passions.  Lidia and Denis explore seduction and emotional intellect in art and life, and the contrast between societal roles and individual passions. Lidia and Denis have exhibited at international art fairs and biennales all over the world, including the London Biennale, Florence Biennale, and Venice Biennale. In 2015, Denis was awarded the First Prize of the London Biennale, and Lidia received the Special Excellence Prize of the London Biennale. Both artists have been the subject of exhibitions at the State Hermitage Museum and the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The opening reception for Soft Seduction will be held on May 18, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm at Bivins Gallery, where the artists will be in attendance from Moscow. Complimentary valet will be provided. 300 Crescent Ct #100, Dallas, TX 75201 http://www.bivinsgallery.com

Submitted by Anna. Email: anna@bivinsgallery.com

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Coming to the Geometric MADI: Augmented Reality, the Mobile Tagging Art of Pedro Morales and the Sculptures of Miguel Prypchan

Opening April 27 at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Uptown Dallas, a new show will introduce the city to the engaging works of two Venezuela-born artists, Pedro Morales and Miguel Prypchan.

Morales uses the aesthetics of fractals and geometric abstraction to investigate the ubiquity of mobile technology in today’s life. Morales coined the phrase “mobile tagging art” to define the artistic expression that uses scanning, decoding and reading out geometric shapes to reveal content from aesthetic beauty.

Miguel Prypchan’s sculptures interpret traditional landscapes under the eyes of abstractionism, light, angles, perspective, and constructivism. His work seeks to intervene, humanize and positively transform public spaces and the experience of everyday citizens.

Prypchan lives and works in Caracas, Venezuela. Pedro Morales lives and works in Houston and Versailles, France.

The show runs April 27-July 15. Both artists will be present at the opening.

About Pedro Morales
Born in Venezuela and residing in Houston and Versailles, France, Pedro Morales is known for his pioneering digital art. His 1989 work “The Gaze” was made entirely on a PC 8088 and is one of the earliest works of digital art documented in the region. Morales received the Arturo Michelena Art Research Award in the Arts (1991). Venues in Linz, Shanghai, Paris, Bogota, Miami, and Caracas are just some of the locales throughout the world to display his work.   He is the recipient of recognition and awards on numerous occasions and represented Venezuela in the 50th Venice Biennial “The Dictatorship of the Spectator” and his iconic “cityrooms.net” (2002-3), are among the first artistic creations made in and for the Internet. Censored by the government of his country, it was nevertheless seen and navigated by thousands of people online.

About Miguel Prypchan
Plastic artist, pilot, and lawyer Miguel Prypchan lives and works in Caracas Venezuela. He is a graduate of Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), with studies in Social Communication and Museology. He began to craft in a three-dimensional sphere in 2007. Art fairs from Caracas, Bogata, and Lima to New York, Palm Beach, and Miami showcase his work. His art interprets traditional landscape through the eyes of abstractionism, light, angles, perspective, and constructivism. Through it, he intervenes, humanizes and positively transforms public spaces and in many cases, viewers.

About The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art:
Located in Uptown Dallas, the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art (the MADI) is the only museum dedicated to MADI art and the primary point of focus for the MADI movement in the United States. Opening in 2003, the MADI has presented exhibitions of MADI art including MADI movement founder Carmelo Arden Quin, as well as works by contemporary artists working in geometric forms. Find out more about the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art at http://www.geometricmadimuseum.org, or call (214) 855-7802

Submitted by Eric Miller. Email: 1ericmiller1@gmail.com

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Learn More About the Dallas Cultural Plan Phase One Insights April 20

Join us at Meadows Conference Center or online for our next Dallas Cultural Plan Webinar! We will share findings from Phase One of the Dallas Cultural Planning process, including key findings from 6 months of community engagement and additional research from comparable cities. See the presentation in person, or watch it via Facebook Live through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs’ Facebook page

This webinar is part of the Dallas Cultural Plan 2018. Led by the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, the Plan will articulate a unifying vision of arts and culture, ways to implement it, and a policy framework for an updated cultural policy. Once completed, it will present a practical guidebook for the City and its partners to realize this vision.  CLICK HERE TO RSVP

IN THE NEWS: Every year, during Arts Month, Mayor Rawlings hosts a discussion about important arts issues. This year, he chose to give a progress report on the new cultural plan. And he says he’s pleased with the community’s involvement in the process. READ MORE
Insights 1 “We felt it was important to make sure it was very inclusive,” the Mayor says. “We went to the small arts organizations, as well as the large ones, and really got into the neighborhoods where people feel that art is important to them.”
Insights 2 “One big ‘aha moment’ coming out of this plan is that Dallas needs to not focus on building buildings, but building an arts community,” says the OCA’s director Jennifer Scripps. She – along with several consultants – have been spearheading the project.
Individual artists as well as arts organizations have a powerful place in shaping the city of Dallas. To that end, the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) has embarked on a “micro-residency” as a part of its cultural planning process. Join us Monday, April 23rd, 6:30-8pm, to hear from participants about their experiences and recommendations for continuing to integrate the arts into City practices.

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Hands on Public Art Workshop April 21 at the Latino Cultural Center

Join us on April 21st!

Artists’ Hands on Public Art Workshop

8:30am – 4pm

Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak St, Dallas, Texas 75204

Learn to navigate the Public Art Process with ease and success!Who: The North Texas Public Art Administrators are working together to bring training to artists in the region with an intensive Mock Public Art workshop.

What: North Texas Public Art Consortium is a 1-day intensive training for visual artists who are interested in working in the public realm but have never done so before.
  All participants receive a basic training in regional public art practice. Artist teams will participate in a hands on Mock Public Art project. Topics include: how to respond to the call for artists, how to use community input, crafting a proposal, and appearing before a selection panel. Throughout the experience, artists will hear from engineers, architects, fabricators, safety professionals, and conservators.
Spring Workshop

Where: Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St, Dallas, TX 75204

When: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. April 21

Spring Workshop Fee $25 includes lunch and material. Scholarships are available

Fort Worth Fall Workshop (information to follow)

Resource Material will be emailed before the workshop.  Please review all information before attending.

Eligibility

Public Art Consortium is open to artists living in North Texas Counties: (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, Wise and Grayson County)

Applicants should have an interest in exploring the presentation of their work in public settings and an interest in community-building or enhancing the extant environment. Must be 18 years of age. Must have a studio practice.

 Space is limited.

 

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Valley House Opening Receptions: ALLISON GILDERSLEEVE: High Frequency, and ANNE C. WEARY: True to Nature

Two exhibitions, ALLISON GILDERSLEEVE: High Frequency, and ANNE C. WEARY: True to Nature, open with a reception, Saturday, April 28, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Allison Gildersleeve will give an artist talk earlier in the day, at 11:00am. Anne Weary will give an artist talk on May 5, at 11:00am. View images of paintings and drawings in these exhibitions at www.valleyhouse.com

Allison Gildersleeve: High Frequency

April 28 – June 2, 2018

Artist Talk: Saturday, April 28, 11:00am

Behind my canvases, collages, and drawings lies a singular proposition: places are not inert; they are repositories for all that passes through them. My work is an inquiry into the experiences and sensations manifestly lodged within our surroundings—not as formal histories but as personal, ever-changing narratives. I deliberately return again and again to familiar settings—wooded areas, home interiors, open highways, back country roads—to show that repeated visits to the same place invariably result in wildly divergent depictions. The practice of drawing is an essential part of my work. One wall of my studio is dedicated to my drawings; it becomes a storyboard for the project at hand. I’m interested in the point where imagery breaks down into abstraction, but not completely—I always want to catch it before the sensation of place dissolves into pure mark making.

Brooklyn-based painter Allison Gildersleeve spent her youth in rural Connecticut, where she was born. She earned a BA from the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1992, and an MFA in 2006 from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Valley House has represented Gildersleeve since 2014. A catalogue will accompany the exhibition.

Watch an interview with Allison Gildersleeve and Cheryl Vogel on YouTube.


Anne C. Weary: True to Nature

April 28 – June 2, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 28, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Artist Talk: Saturday, May 5, 11:00am

Where I draw is the home and world of the animals–deer, foxes, coyotes, rabbits, armadillos, and wild pigs—and of course birds. They’re all around somewhere when I’m drawing quietly and my land is a safe habitat for them. I cannot resist the beauty and atmosphere of the woods-unspoiled and untouched by humankind.

Anne Weary’s studio is the outdoors and her drawings express a spiritual reverence for nature. On her land in Italy, Texas, she sets up a table in the woods, along the creek, or in a pasture, and makes finished drawings on site with graphite, charcoal, or conte. A drawing can take up to two months, one at a time, and Anne hopes the seasons don’t change her subject.

Anne Weary was born in Dallas, and Texas land has inspired her art for most of her life. She began studying with Dallas artist Olin Travis at age 12. In 1979, she earned a 4-year certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where she studied with Lou Sloan. Her focus was on drawing and she was awarded two prizes for excellence in drawing.

Valley House’s founder Donald Vogel mentored Anne Weary and we have represented her since 1987. Her drawings are in the collections of the Arkansas Arts Center, Dallas Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of Art, The Grace Museum, San Antonio Museum of Art, and Tyler Museum of Art.

Read more about Anne Weary in Waxahachie NOW magazine.


LAST CHANCE:

ALEX CORNO: Iron and Graphite, and DAVID COLLINS: Day Shift, are on view Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, 10:00am-5:00pm.

SALON SERIES:

Thursday, May 10, 6:30pm: Rosa Finsley and Katherine Power will speak at Valley House about the significance of the native prairie meadow protected by the FRANKFORD PRESERVATION FOUNDATION. On Saturday, May 12, 10:00am, botanist Rich Jaynes will give a tour of the five-acre remnant of Blackland Prairie, located in North Dallas, along with the little Prairie Gothic church that has stood there since the late 1890’s.

Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254
972-239-2441
www.valleyhouse.com

Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm, MondaySaturday

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Obelisk Award Nominations due May 2

Business Council for the Arts formally honors companies and individuals whose contributions and achievements in the arts have made a profound impact in North Texas. You are invited to nominate a company and/or individual for awards in the following three categories:

1. Company Awards: The New Initiatives Award   |  The Arts Partnerships Award  (given to one                                                   large, medium and small business in  each category)

The Arts Education Award

2. Individual Awards: The Business Champion for the Arts Award |  The Outstanding Leadership                                                Arts Alumnus Award   |  The Visionary Nonprofit Arts Leader Award

3. Nonprofit Organization Award: The Distinguished Cultural Organization Award

To submit a nomination, please select the appropriate button on http://ntbca.org/call-for-nominations-2018-obelisk-awards .  All nominations are due no later than Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

We create strong business/arts partnerships that build world-class communities where people want to live, work and grow.

 

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CADD Presents 3rd Thursdays: April 19 at Galleri Urbane

CADD Presents 3rd THURSDAYS
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at a CADD member gallery for Happy Hour!
Thursday, April 19th, 5:30-7:00 pm
CADD’S THIRD THURSDAY HAPPY HOUR!
This month’s event will take place at
Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas
325.226.8015
Familiarize yourself with the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas! Learn about our mission, scholarships, annual events, and other educational programs. Learn about each gallery’s current and upcoming exhibitions, meet the gallery owners and their staff, meet the gallery artists, and other like-minded, art lovers in the DFW area.
CADD’s 3rd Thursdays are FREE & proudly sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery & Arts+Culture Texas

 

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Dallas Area Fiber Artists – April 23rd Meeting

April 23rd Meeting

We meet at 5:30 p.m. for our mini workshop, The Basics of Needlelace, presented by Carrie Noess. $5. Please bring your Go-Kit with basic sewing supplies.
Our member meeting starts at 6:45 p.m. We welcome spring with a program presented by Judy Cogan on The Origins of European Handmade Lace. Please see Programs and Workshops pagefor more details.

We will have Show and Tell this month. Please bring only one item to share.

We will hold a lace and trims raffle of Susan Brown’s collection during the general meeting.

For more about Dallas Area Fiber Artists see our website: https://www.dallasfiberartists.org
Location:

The Point Center for Arts and Education
Campus of C.C. Young Retirement Community
4847 W. Lawther Dr.
Dallas, TX 75214

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48th Annual USA Film Festival, April 25-29, 2018

Meet the Stars at the 48th Annual USA Film Festival — one of the oldest, most respected film festivals in the world.  The 5-day festival event is open to the public and features filmmakers in attendance including master artists, mid-career filmmakers, and emerging talents.  Over half of all programs are free admission.

Festival Highlights Include:

  • In person guests:  Richard Chamberlain, Elizabeth Ashley, Barbara Bain, Tamara Taylor, Dale Dickey, Stephen Tobolowsky, Assumpta Serna, Scott Michael Foster, Josh Zuckerman, Daniel Pearle, Clare Niederpruem, and many more!
  • The new film DAUGHTERS OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE DALLAS COWBOY CHEERLEADERS (Directed by Dana Adam Shapiro, based on the never-before-told story of Suzanne Mitchell, the fiercely-loyal den mother of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders)
  • Additional films with all-star casts including:  Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Jim Parsons, Claire Danes, Evan Peters, Blake Jenner, Barry Keoghan, Ann Dowd, Jared Abrahamson, Udo Kier, Charlize Theron, Mark Duplass, Lea Thompson, Ian Bohen, Lucas Grabeel, Raul Castillo, Sheila Vand, Evan Rosado, and film subjects Ruth Bader Ginsburg, André Leon Talley, Alain Ducass, and Kevin Aucoin.

To view the full schedule of events, please visit www.usafilmfestival.com

Advance tickets are available for $10 exclusively through Ticketmaster April 11th-23rd.  After the 23rd, tickets can be purchased at the Festival Box Office day-of show only.

All programs will be held at the Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas.  

Submitted by USA Film Festival. Email: usafilmfest@aol.com

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Dallas Art Fair April 13 – 15

April 13 – 15, 2018

https://www.dallasartfair.com

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM – Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM (CDT) Dallas, TX

Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery – adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the revitalized downtown arts district – the 2018 Dallas Art Fair will feature over 90 prominent national and international art dealers and galleries representing painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists.

Preview on ARTSY – For an enticing glimpse of this year’s masterworks go to https://www.artsy.net/dallas-art-fair-2018

General admission:

1 Day Pass – Adult $25.00
1 Day Pass – Senior * $20.00
1 Day Pass – Student *$20.00
3 Day Pass – Adult $50.00
3 Day Pass – Senior * $40.00
3 Day Pass – Student * $40.00

Patron Pass ** $500.00
Preview Gala Ticket *** $300.00

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Ro2 Art Downtown Pop-Up presents SIDESHOW | April 12-15, 2018

Expect the Unexpected: sights, sounds,
and art you’ll want to live with
,

Ro2 Art SIDESHOW

April 12-15, 2018
Allison Belliveau-Proulx, Gillian Bradshaw-Smith, Mark Burt, Angel Cabrales, Chuck & George, Charles Clary, Ray-Mel Cornelius, Catherine Cornelius, Camilla Cowan, Ken Craft, Georganne Deen, Chance Dunlap, Cuyler Etheredge, Gary Farrelly, Nancy Ferro, Cheryl Finfrock, Adam Fung, Danielle Georgiou, Justin Ginsberg, Joshua Goode, TJ Griffin, Lisa Graziotto, Linda Dee Guy, Terry Hays, Barbara Horlander, Brian K. Jones, Sonali Khatti, Bumin Kim, Anita Kunz, Yuni Lee, Julie Libersat, Xiao Lu Liu, Lucas Martell, Jeanne Neal, Adam Neese, Nomadic Fungi Institute, Adam Palmer, Jeff Parrott, Alex Paulus, Alvaro Perez, Julon Pinkston, Nathan Porterfield, Hayley Quentin, Robin Ragin, Fari Rahimi, Kathy Robinson-Hays, Patricia Rodriguez, Brian K. Scott, Dee Shapiro, Rebecca Shewmaker, Erica Stephens, Carroll Swenson-Roberts, James Talambas, Benjamin Terry, David W. Van Ness, Marilyn Waligore, Peggy Wauters, Scott Winterrowd, K. Yoland, and James Zamora

SIDESHOW Hours:
Thurs, April 12 – 11AM-7PM
Fri, April 13 – 11AM-9PM
Sat, April 14 – 11AM-12AM
Sun, April 15 – 11AM-7PM

Eyeball “After-Party”
Sat, April 14, 10PM – whenever
– Danielle Georgiou Dance Group
– DJ James Talambas

Ro2 Art Downtown Pop-Up 
1508 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75201*Parking is available along Lane St and at The Neiman Marcus garage
(Or eat, drink, shop or stay at The Joule to use their valet)

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Making of Festivity Masks – THIS Saturday 4/14 plus FREE Art Talk with Felipe Huerta

Workshop: Making of Festivity Masks

  • Date: April 14, 2018
  • Time: 2:00pm
  • Price: $45
  • Event Type: Arts & Crafts Workshop

Let your creativity unleash at Mercado369’s “Making of” Workshop series, where internationally renowned artisan Felipe Horta will guide you through painting a wood mask to its own character! See your work resemble the vivid, symbolic masks worn in the “pastorela” Nativity festivals in Michoacan, Mexico, and collected around the world. Felipe’s iconic masks extend traditions of Mestizo populations. In addition to his expert instruction and shared paint and brushes, the $45 fee/person includes a wood carved mask awaiting your personalization! Buy your tickets now—seats are limited!

FREE Art Talk with Felipe Huerta

  • Date: April 14, 2018
  • Time: 11:00am
  • Price: FREE
  • Event Type: Arts & Crafts Presentation

RSVP at Mercado369.com

369 W. Jefferson Blvd., Oak Cliff, TX 75208

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At 500x this weekend: Kalee Appleton, Lynné Bowman Cravens, Ross Faircloth, Tabatha Trolli

500x Gallery

 

EXHIBITS

April 14 – May 6
Reception – Saturday, April 14th, 7pm-10 pm

Verisimilitudiness
by Kalee Appleton
Downstairs / Front Gallery

Verisimilitudiness is the quality of having the appearance of being true or real. It’s not a real word, but just wait. Kalee Appleton’s solo exhibition, Verisimilitudiness, is the last and final exhibition by Appleton at 500X Gallery, so naturally it will be the most verisimilitudinessy of them all. The work being exhibited will indeed be based on truth (its photography after all), but in reality, its full of lies. Not little white lies, but big huge enormous lies that pull you in and seduce you. These huge lies are in the form of broad expansive landscape photographs that are inspired by mainstream photographic backdrops. Yes, the kind you had your photograph taken with as a youngster. As this description of the exhibition might indicate, this work also calls into questions the nature of fine art photography within the realm of the art world.

False Memory
by Lynné Bowman Cravens
Upstairs / Main Gallery

False Mercury is a continuation of Cravens’ exploration of the body through distortions and duplicates.  In this installation, she utilizes mirrors and origami to jumble the body and question the barrier between the physical and mental.  Segmenting and focusing on different body parts, Cravens creates abstract origami sculptures that show the multiplicity present in our physical forms, and the disconnect with our mental selves.  Through the use of mirrors, she invites the viewer to perceive themselves, layered within the carefully constructed compositions.  Literally reflecting on where one begins and the other ends.

In Search of the Uncanny Valley
by Ross Faircloth
Upstairs / Main Gallery

Utilizing a Sony PS4 and the game Grand Theft Auto V, I submersed myself into the uncanny valley of Los Santos.  These images are captured in a documentary style throughout the large ‘sandbox’ style gameplay with the characters’ phone camera.  I have printed them with archival methods in the darkroom to add permanence to an image originating from what is normally an impermanent medium.  The interplay between this analog output of a digital source by means of the documentary photo style are key in this work. Although this game is not the most realistic in terms of graphics currently available, it is close enough to be confused with our reality upon first glance.  In that way the images serve as markers, but to what at this point isn’t clear. Maybe it’s just the beginning of the trip through the valley, or the turning point, when we begin to accept what was once maybe too ‘uncanny’ because at this moment we still create and control it.

Constructing the Psychographic
by Jennings Sheffield and Chris Ireland
Downstairs / Project Space

In 2014, Cambridge Analytica obtained information from over 250,000 Facebook users. Focusing on the Facebook “likes” recorded by those users and their friends, Cambridge Analytica utilized this data and information to help influence the outcome of the presidential election. This collaboration represents the physical manifestation of data retrieved and collected over 7 days from the artists’ Facebook feeds. The data mined is presented as wallpaper, creating a physical space made of virtual information. Then the artists utilized a psychographic survey application developed by the University Cambridge designed to predict personality traits through Facebook content, and ran their own Facebook pages and feeds to gain “insight” into their own personalities. Constructing the Psychographic presents the nature of the digital footprints we share so freely on the internet, and questions the validity of constructing identity through the individual profiles created.

The Gravity of it All
by Abby Sherrill and Tabatha Trolli
Upstairs / Project Space

“The Gravity of It All”, pairs the work of Abby Sherrill and Tabatha Trolli in an exhibition interpreting each artists’ experience of time and space. Both Sherrill and Trolli work with combinations of found objects and mixed media drawing through installation, with an interest in exploring the perception of meaning. Sherrill’s interests lie in the philosophical and psychological spaces between learning, language and reality. Often through illusion and layered pattern, the work emulates the accelerated complexity of deciphering meaning in a fictive world. Sherrill uses symbols and terminology borrowed from the laws of physics to cope with feelings of anxiety and disorientation. Trolli’s relationship with objects is connected to how she interprets the body, the emotional self and human consciousness. Casts of interior spaces are quiet references to our relationship with time and space and how we choose to occupy them. These ghosts of spaces become inflated memories and meaning that displaces our obligation to be present in this moment.  These objects are abstract representations of mindless ritualistic behavior suggesting paranoia or altered perceptions. They become disruptions in the routine…the mundane…the accepted.

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Preview the Dallas Art Fair on ARTSY

The Dallas Art Fair will be on view April 12 – 15 at the Fashion Industry Gallery, but art from the show is already on preview through ARTSY.

For an enticing glimpse of this year’s masterworks go to https://www.artsy.net/dallas-art-fair-2018

Browse or search the site by gallery, artist, medium etc.

You may also download the ARTSY app for iPhone and gain a personal guide to the fair.

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Samuel Lynne Galleries Presents Brandon Boyd: OptiMystic

Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to announce the opening reception for Brandon Boyd’s exhibition OptiMystic on Saturday, May 12th, from 5-8pm. The artist will be in attendance at the opening reception, and the exhibition will be on view through June 2, 2018.

A Los Angeles, CA native, Boyd is famously recognized as the vocalist and frontman of Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling rock band, Incubus. In the early 2000’s each band member began to individually explore creative avenues outside of the band – art, film, and literature – allowing Boyd to discover his natural talent as a painter. His work as a singer- songwriter is well-documented and universally acclaimed, but his other life’s work as a visual artist is garnering increasing attention and devoted audiences of its own.

https://www.samuellynne.com

1105 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX, 75207

Submitted by Kristin Rivas. Email: kristin@samuellynne.com

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Texas Visual Arts Association: “Signs of the Unseen” call for art – deadline April 20

“Signs of the Unseen” TVAA Gallery Art Exhibition for May 2018

Signs of the Unseen: Illuminating the Divine Every Day Life.  Art has the ability to transform the mundane of everyday life into a greater awareness of the beauty of life and connection to something both within and beyond ourselves.  Whether it be seen in the beauty of creation; as in nature and the patterns of life, the awakening presence to a divinity more closely personalized to Self, a Universal connection to the source of life; or a religious personification of God or Goddess. We have the opportunity to bear witness to signs of the unseen in every day life. Open to all spiritual, religious, scientific, or agnostic walks in celebration of each artist’s unique. This is an invitation to explore the meaning that connects with you and how you share it through your artwork.

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.

All artwork must be wired correctly. 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. See also the TVAA website at http://tvaa.org

About the Curators:

Lauren Dickinson

“Art has woven a beautiful tapestry throughout my life. What started as   sketching portraits for fun led to taking all the art classes I could as electives in high school. Little did I know that I was opening a previously dormant fountain of creativity that carried me through high school and into art college for a number of semesters. Due to external circumstances and life events, I was unable to complete my studies at that school, although I didn’t let it stop me entirely. I received acceptance into every program I continued to apply to, including the prestigious Cornish College of Arts Visual Arts program in Seattle.  Major family events hit; life still had other plans for me at the time, and I had to let go of my dream – temporarily, as life would have it.

It has been a journey of picking up the brush again throughout the years. Inspired by love and the profound healing process I was experiencing through my healing arts career, one summer day I let go of all expectation, and just started again. Paint started randomly covering all of my old attempts at art throughout the years. I stayed with it, and unbeknownst to me at the time, I was discovering the freedom of expression of abstract art.  The wellspring of creativity, now reactivated, has overflowed onto the  canvas of my life with fluidity, vibrant color and a rediscovered  passion. Finally life has what it had been missing for so many years – a return to Art, where my heart was hiding; and could finally come out  again. Such is the promise of pursuing what is deepest in our hearts –  divine love.

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 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, April 20th at midnight.

Acceptance Notification:           Date: Friday, April 27th

Deliver artwork:                        Date: Saturday, May 5th between 10am and 2pm

Exhibit Open to the Public:        Date: May 7th– June 1st, Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Reception:                                Date: Saturday, May 12th, 6-9pm

Pick up artwork:                       Date: Saturday, June 2nd,  10 am – 2 pm

Eligibility:

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

Submitted by Maegan Kirschner. Email: maegan.kirschner@gmail.com

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The Janette Kennedy Gallery Presents #melaninpoppin; reception April 13

The Janette Kennedy Gallery Presents #melaninpoppin

Featuring emerging black woman artists, exploring all things #blackgirlmagic, self-love,

vitality and self-care

 

WHAT:                WoCa Projects and Kinked Mirror come together to present #melaninpoppin at The Janette Kennedy Gallery at South Side on Lamar. Featured artists include Taylor Barnes, Ari Edwards, Asia Youngs-Bailey and Sanah Brown-Bowers.

 

WHERE:              The Janette Kennedy Gallery at South Side on Lamar

                             1409 South Lamar Street

                             Dallas, TX 75217

                             (214) 426-1575

 

WHEN:                Install: April 5-7

Opening Reception: April 13 from 6-8:30 p.m.

Closing: April 30

COST:                  Free

About WoCA Projects

WoCa Project is a non-profit, arts organization featuring contemporary artworks by local, national, and international women artists of color, and diversifying the contemporary landscape through exhibitions and community arts programming. For more information, visit www.wocaprojects.com.

 

About Kinked Mirror 

Kinked Mirror Corp., an artist community and collective, champions and promotes its members’ artistic production. Formed for Black women, members create fashion, publications, films, collaborations and performances. Kinked Mirror Corp recognizes the multiple responsibilities of its members, the masks they are sometimes forced to wear, and the hostile environments in which they live and work. To counter these experiences Kinked Mirror Corp will aid the early development of new works through a collection fund established with annual membership dues.

 

About Janette Kennedy Gallery

The Janette Kennedy Gallery, formerly the South Side Gallery, was established in 2002 as a means for local artists, the Artist’s Residency Program, and the community at large to exhibit their works. This gallery differs from others in that it does not administer a fee for use of the space, nor has it charged a commission on the pieces an artist sells. Artists who have exhibited in the gallery come from all disciplines and have included medias such as sculpture, ceramics, video, woodcuts, paintings, drawings, music, graphic art, found object and site-specific installations from fine art to contemporary art. For more information, visit the Janette Kennedy Gallery Facebook page.

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Walt Davis watercolor demo for SWS April 10

Please join us for our Southwestern Watercolor Society Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, April 10th   
7:00-9:00 PM
Lovers Lane Methodist Church
Ashbury Hall
9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas

(northeast corner of Northwest Highway
and Inwood Road.)

http://swswatercolor.org

We are pleased to present one of our own, Walt Davis as our Demo Artist for the April Meeting
Walt Davis is a signature member and past president of SWS, signature member and AWS award winner, and author of an article on chromatic glazing in Watercolor Artist Magazine.  He spent 25 years at the Dallas Museum of Natural History.  For 15 of those years he traveled all over Texas collecting photographs and specimens for wildlife dioramas – work that informs his paintings to this day.  After they retired, he and his wife Isabel spent 4 years traveling around the 4,000 mile border of Texas and wrote about the experience in their book,
Exploring the Edges of Texas.
Here is a pencil sketch and preliminary color sketch of an abandoned adobe house on the Mexican side of Hot Springs Canyon, part of the Lower Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River area.  Walt and his wife visited the place during a six-day float trip many years ago, and soaked in the hot springs before a thunder storm passed over, right at dusk, and cooled things off.  Walt has wanted to paint it ever since.  This will be the subject of his upcoming demo for SWS.  The perspective will be tricky and the values have to be spot on to work.  Come watch Walt work his magic!

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Conception Arts Dallas Show April 12th

Join us for CONCEPTION ARTS Dallas show on April 12th.This pop up event will feature 30 local artists (selected from over 250 applicants).

 The show will be from 5 PM – 9 PM at the Community Beer Company, (1530 Inspiration Drive).

Admission price is $20 for event access which features local artists and tastemakers, complimentary locally sourced appetizer hour and live music / DJ.

Guests can purchase artwork without gallery commission – a savings of up to 60%.

For information and tickets:

https://conceptionarts.com/show/41509366633/Dallas

Our award winning art events and festivals take place throughout the US and Europe and have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, PAPER Magazine and ABC News.

We at CONCEPTION know that taking in an evening with our artists will open your eyes and mind to a whole new beautiful experience. We look forward to offering you something out of the ordinary.

Submitted by Marla Giummarra. Email: marla@conceptionarts.com

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April CADD news for you! Openings and Events

April Openings & Other Events

April 7 – Openings & Events
Invasive Species: Ceramist Jen Rose
Opening reception: April 7, 5:00 – 8:30pm
On view through: May 5, 2018
life itself: Annabel Daou
Opening reception: April 7, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: May 12, 2018
New Paintings: Kirk Hayes
Opening reception: April 7, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: May 12, 2018
Illuminated Piñata: Roberto Benavidez
Opening reception: April 7, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: May 12, 2018
Small Gestures and the Fullness of Fields: Robert Sagerman
Opening reception: April 7, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: May 12, 2018
Ephemeral Field: Maysey Craddock
Opening reception: April 7, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: May 12, 2018
The Chapel and Accompanying Works: Francisco Moreno
Opening reception: April 7, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: May 19, 2018
Gallery One
Personal Boundaries: Samantha McCurdy
Artist Talk: 5:30 – 6:00pm
Opening reception: April 7, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Art Performance, composer Ryan Lynch: 7:30pm
On view through: May 5, 2018
Gallery Two
Introducing photographer – Kristen Skees:
Close-Knit
Artist Talk: 6:00 – 6:30pm
Opening reception: April 7, 6:30 – 8:30pm
On view through: May 5, 2018
Purity: Geoff Hippensteil
Opening reception: April 7, 5:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: June 1, 2018
The Women of Ro2: Allison Belliveau-Proulx, Gillian Bradshaw-Smith, Camilla Cowan, Catherine Cornelius, Georganne Deen, Cuyler Etheredge, Nancy Ferro, Cheryl Finfrock, Danielle Georgiou, Linda Dee Guy, Niki Havekost, Barbara Horlander, Sonali Khatti, Bumin Kim, Anita Kunz, Yuni Lee, Julie Libersat, Xiao Lu Liu, Jeanne Neal, Hayley Quentin, Robin Ragin, Fari Rahimi, Kathy Robinson-Hays, Patricia Rodriguez, Dee Shapiro, Erica Stephens, Carroll Swenson-Roberts, Marilyn Waligore, Peggy Wauters
Closing reception: April 7, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: April 7, 2018
April 12 – Openings & Events
SIDESHOW
Visit Ro2art.com for schedule of events!
On view through: April 15, 2018
April 13 – Openings & Events
April 13 – 15, 2018
Exhibiting CADD Galleries
Conduit Gallery
Cris Worley Fine Arts
Erin Cluley Gallery
Liliana Bloch Gallery
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
April 14 – Openings & Events
False Mercury: Lynné Bowman Cravens
Opening reception: April 14, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: May 6, 2018
Verisimilitudiness: Kalee Appleton
Opening reception: April 14, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: May 6, 2018
In Search of the Uncanny Valley: Ross Faircloth
Opening reception: April 14, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: May 6, 2018
The Gravity of It All: Abby Sherrill and Tabatha Trolli
Opening reception: April 14, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: May 6, 2018
Constructing the Pyschographic: H. Jennings Sheffield and Chris Ireland
Opening reception: April 14, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: May 6, 2018
April 19 – Openings & Events
Join us on April 19th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas
+1 (325)-226_8015
3rd Thursdays are FREE and proudly sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery & Arts+Culture Texas
April 21 – Openings & Events
CHROMA- Chameleon: Adam Palmer, Austin Sparks, Rachel Fischer, Betsy Gravatt
Opening reception: April 21, 7:00 – 10:00pm
On view through: May 26, 2018
April 25 – Openings & Events
Outside is my Inside: Patricia Rodiguez
Opening reception: May 3, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: April 25 – May 30, 2018
April 28 – Openings & Events
High Frequency: Allison Gildersleeve
Opening reception: April 28, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Gallery talk: April 28, 11:00am
On view through: June 2, 2018
True to Nature: Anne C. Weary
Opening reception: April 28, 6:00 – 8:00pm
On view through: June 2, 2018

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ART214 opens April 12 at the LCC

ART214
April 12 – May 25, 2018
Opening Reception: April 12, 2018, 6pm to 8 pm

 

The City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) announces the inaugural joint exhibition, ART214, at the OCA’s four cultural centers: Bath House Cultural Center, Latino Cultural Center, Oak Cliff Cultural Center and the South Dallas Cultural Center. This collaborative exhibit is an integral component of Dallas Arts Month (April 2018) and showcases the work of visual artists from the City of Dallas and the greater North Texas region. From over 700 entries, jurors for ART214 selected over 190 pieces by 137 artists for the exhibition. “For the first time ever, ART214 showcases the diverse spectrum of visual artists working in our city and region. This joint exhibition at the four cultural centers celebrates the importance of Dallas Arts Month, and continues to raise awareness of the creative class in our civic ecosystem.” said Jennifer Scripps, Director of the Office of Cultural Affairs.

The jurors for the exhibition were: Elizabeth Mellott, Professor of Photography at Collin County College and visual artist; Tori Phillips, independent arts administrator and visual artist; Jim Burton, Senior Lecturer of Drawing and Painting at the University of North Texas; and Arthur Peña, Visiting Professor of Drawing and Painting at the University of North Texas. ART214 is curated by Cristina Estrella Riggs, Ceramics and Art Teacher at Bryan Adams High School Leadership Academy, Dallas Independent School District.

All exhibitions and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

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