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ArtSpace Reception for Dawn Freeland & Dovie Wu April 6th

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ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press:

Artist Reception This Week! Join us on Thursday, April 6, 6-9pm

Now showing at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press, new works by Dawn Freeland and Dovie Wu.Come see the work of Dawn Freeland and Dovie Wu, on display April 5-28, 2017. Meet the artists at this week’s reception on Thursday, April 6 from 6 to 9 pm.

Dawn Freeland is a multimedia artist living in Dallas, Texas. She grew up in East Tennessee surrounded by music, art and storytelling. She is a winner in the Artist’s Network 2016 Acrylic Competition and will be featured in ACRYLICWORKS 4: Captivating Color published by North Light Books. Her work ranges from serene to lively and can be seen in collections both nationally and internationally. Find out more about the artist at www.dawnfreelandart.com

Dovie Wu seeks to convey movement and sensibility in her work, and enjoys exploring different painting styles, incorporating multi media and supporting surfaces. Wu loves to travel to different places to do plein air painting. Whether in Spain, Italy, Scotland, China or here in America, she often painted watercolors on location and was inspired by the new landscapes from these countries.


ArtSpace hours: MondayFriday, 9am-4:30pm & for the Artist Reception, April 6, 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 karen@metpressinc.com or contact us through our website, www.metpressinc.com

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Naomi Brotherton Watercolor Demo April 11 for SWS

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 7:00 pm

Lovers Lane Methodist Church
Ashbury Hall
9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas
(northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Inwood Road.)

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Naomi Brotherton is a founding member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society. She will be 97 on her birthday April 8th and is still active in the organization. Naomi has been a teacher and mentor for many SWS members over the years. At the April meeting, Naomi will demonstrate how she develops her nationally famous night scenes marked by the glow of a light source.

You do not want to miss the April meeting and Naomi’s demo!

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Dallas Air Fair April 6 – 9

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The premier art fair of North Texas is back! From Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9, 2017, prominent national and international art dealers and galleries will exhibit painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists at the ninth annual Dallas Art Fair located in the revitalized downtown Arts District.

Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery – adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the revitalized downtown Arts District – the 2017 Dallas Art Fair will feature prominent national and international art dealers and galleries exhibiting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists. For more information about the fair, click here.

The Fashion Industry Gallery at 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

2017 Fair Hours:
Thursday, April 6, 7pm – 10pm
Friday, April 7, 11am – 7pm
Saturday, April 8, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, April 9, 12pm – 6pm

Ticket information: http://dallasartfair.com/tickets/ Day passes are $25 ($20 student or senior).

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TVAA’s 2017 Abstracted Redacted call for art

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May 1 – 31, 2017
Reception Sunday, May 7, 2-4 pm

The website for the TATE informs us that abstract ” means to separate or withdraw something from something else. Abstract art is art which is not representational, it could be based on a subject or may have no source at all in the external world.”

When sensitive information is removed or obscured from a document before it is published, it is said to have been redacted. In writing, this is a form of editing.

In this exhibit, we hope to show your abstract work with some redaction. You are the creator and must decide how that occurs. Will you use text which you conceal? Will you have an area in your piece that has had some content removed? Will a sculpture obviously show us a missing part? Perhaps the way you portray this idea will be more subjective. Perhaps it will be very literal. Subtle or not, you decide! All media welcome.

Curator: Jenny Keller
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Prospectus: WordPDF

http://tvaa.org/3029/exhibitions/2017-abstracted-redacted-may/

CALENDAR:
Jpgs due to curator: April 20
Acceptance Notifications sent: April 22
Deliver work to Gallery: April 28 10 am – 1 pm
Hanging: April 28 1 pm – 4 pm
Gallery opens to public: May 1
Reception: May 7 2 pm – 4 pm
Pick up: May 31 10 am – 1 pm

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

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

TVAA Downtown Gallery Plaza of the Americas – Suite G-207 700 N Pearl PO Box 347 Dallas, Texas 75201 tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com 469-332-0183

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The Tragic Sense of Self: Jill Nonnemacher opens April 8 at Haley-Henman

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Jill Nonnemacher: The Tragic Sense of Self

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 5-8 pm

Haley-Henman Gallery at Gallery 422
422 Singleton Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75212

Haley-Henman proudly presents Jill Nonnemacher’s solo exhibition of new sculptures, titled The Tragic Sense of Self. Her sculptures express “unsaid feelings” and the emotionality of discomfort, fragmentation, fear, corrosion and the ugliness of life. She delves into the depths of self in terms of horror, trauma and tragedy. These sculptures are for us–to experience them in personal and universal ways.

Haley-Henman Gallery is located in the Trinity Groves neighborhood in Dallas.

The reception is free and open to the public. For more information call John at 214-532-3225. www.haleyhenman.com

 

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Calling All Artists!! AIDS Benefit

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Last Call to Donate to No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party, April 8th. Contact Christina Yielding at artbycdy@gmail.com or 214-245-2998.

The 12th Anniversary of No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party will be held at The Frontiers Of Flight Museum, benefiting AIDS Services of Dallas (ASD), which provides housing and supportive services for low-income and formerly homeless men, women, children and families living with HIV/AIDS.

Please submit the Artist Donation Form (http://notiedinner.org/download/Artist.pdf) along with your Artist Bio in a 8×10 format.

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Deep Ellum Arts Festival April 7-9

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23RD ANNUAL DEEP ELLUM ARTS FESTIVAL

Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9, 2017

 

ADMISSION TO THE FESTIVAL IS FREE!

Six blocks of Main Street in the Deep Ellum entertainment district, 2900-3400 Main Street, Dallas TX 75226, will be transformed into one enormous street festival. Featuring 200 top-notch decorative and visual artists, 150 original bands and singer/songwriters performing from six different stages and two additional performance areas, the renowned Pet Parade, and enticing foods and drinks.

Festival attendees can stroll through displays of cutting-edge decorative arts and admire, commission, and purchase the works of sculptors, muralists, jewelers, painters, leather and wood crafters, as well as other specialized fine artists, some of whom will be creating original pieces on the spot.

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Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala this Thursday, April 6

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OHN SUGHRUE AND CHRIS BYRNE
CO-FOUNDERS
CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO THE
NINTH ANNUAL

DALLAS ART FAIR
PREVIEW GALA

BENEFITTING THE DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART,
NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER AND
DALLAS CONTEMPORARY

THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017
7-10 PM
CHAMPAGNE SERVED BY RUINART
PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES BY THE JOULE
FASHION INDUSTRY GALLERY
1807 ROSS AVENUE
DALLAS ARTS DISTRICT

COCKTAIL ATTIRE
COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING ON AKARD STREET
TICKETS ARE $300 PER PERSON AND AVAILABLE AT
DALLASARTFAIR.COM/PREVIEW-GALA-TICKETS

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“ground·swell” Mural Dedication @ Cedars Backyard

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CREATIVE ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES MURAL WINNER FOR THE CEDARS BACKYARD

Dedication will be April 6 for Mural on Dallas‘ First Container Bar 


DALLAS – March 21, 2017 – Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) announced artist Dallas artist Rebekah Shamsa the winner of “ground·swell”, the mural opportunity for The Cedars Social and its new container bar, The Cedars Backyard.  Rebekah is a graphic designer who specializes in motion and animation. A graduate of CalArts, she has maintained a passion for working in a variety of mediums outside of computers, including weaving, photography, painting, metal and clay.  This is the artist’s first mural project and there will be mural dedication on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30pm in celebration of Dallas Arts Month.
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Themed “ground·swell”, the site-specific mural will be 10′ x 40′ on the backside of the container (facing the Dallas Police Department Headquarters).  CAC members were invited to submit up to three total color renderings encompassing the artist’s interpretation of the theme. The chosen artist was awarded a $1,000 gift to The Cedars Social as well as a $1,000 gift certificate to the Creative Arts Center.  There was also a $500 stipend for materials. Jurors for the project were Todd Hedrick, CAC board member; artist Cynthia Mulcahy; and Jeffrey Yarbrough, co-owner of The Cedars Social.
According to Shamsa, the interpretative, abstract pattern features a series of eyes to remind us we are all accountable and all one. “Using multiple strokes to complete the shapes is suggestive of a current, similar to that which flows unseen in our environments and bodies,” said Shamsa.  “The downpour of rain from the heavens, the uproar of fire from the earth’s core, and the rush of air between are symbols for our societies shared opinions and conflicting views. Yet, they intertwine seamlessly.”
According to Diana Pollak, CAC’s Executive Director, the mural competition is an exciting opportunity for an artist to have their work seen in such a prominent location at the heart of the city. “This public art partnership with a private business will impact the community through its theme, ground·swell,” said Pollak.  “We were very pleased with all the submissions.”
ABOUT CAC:  Not only is CAC a visual arts school, it is a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors.  Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, the nonprofit community arts organization is geared to beginning, emerging and working artists. Offeringmore than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, creative writing, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving, CAC also offers free arts programming to underserved children through programs, such as Art as a Second Language Camp MetalHead and unseenamerica.  CAC recently launched ArtAbility, a new program for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
ABOUT THE CEDARS SOCIAL:  The Cedars Social, located at 1326 South Lamar, is a cocktail den and kitchen that features an adventurous list of handcrafted cocktails and a modern comfort food menu created by executive chef Justin Box.  In November, it opened Dallas‘ first container bar The Cedars Backyard.
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Amélie Ducommun opens April 1 at WALL

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SENSITIVE WATER MAPPING – MEMORY UNFOLD

Amélie Ducommun
SATURDAY, APRIL 1ST
5-8PM

WALL GALLERY
1529 Dragon St.
Dallas, Texas 75207

for more info call or email 214.749.0015  info@wallondragon.com

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Amélie Ducommun is a French-Swiss artist who lives and works in Barcelona. She was born in 1983 and graduated from Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris (ENSAD) and the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona. Ducommun’s striking paintings attempt to harness both the beauty and energy of natural landscapes. A seasoned traveler, the artist draws her creative inspiration from discovering new panoramas and exploring unfamiliar geographies. Much of her work focuses on the temporality and subjectivity of memory, foregrounding questions of perception and emotion,as well as the interrelation between natural elements. For Ducommun, truth can be found in first impressions, the fleeting moment when unfamiliarity compels a focus on emotional candor and unbiased observation.

Ducommun has participated in more than 60 exhibitions internationally, including Dak’art, and the Beijing Contemporary Art Biennale, and was silver medalist at the 9th painting games of the Francophonie in Nice.  We are honored to represent Amelie Ducommun at WALL Gallery and invite you to this solo exhibition on view through May 12, 2017.

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Jane Jones Experimental/Design Workshop May 2-5

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Jane Jones has studied with over 80 of the country’s leading instructors and is in demand herself as an instructor, lecturer and juror. Winner of innumerable prestigious awards in local, regional, and national juried exhibitions, Jane is a signature member of Southwest Watercolor Society, Associated Creative Artists, Texas Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Oklahoma and Western Federation Watercolor Society. She has served as lecturer and juror for more than 80 different art organizations throughout the country.

https://janejonesart.com/workshops Contact her at janejonesart@yahoo.com or https://janejonesart.com/contact (you may also sign up for her email list.)

EXPERIMENTAL/DESIGN: May 2-5 (4 days) $400, Artists’ Showplace – Dallas

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Howard Sherman: Shifting Fancy of the Crowd opening April 1st at Circuit12

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CIRCUIT12 CONTEMPORARY

C12 PRESENTS A SOLO EXHIBITION
SHIFTING FANCY OF THE CROWD // WORKS BY HOWARD SHERMAN
ARTIST RECEPTION 01 APRIL 2017 | 6-9 PM
(ARTIST WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE)ON VIEW 25 MARCH – 6 MAY 2017

CIRCUIT 12 CONTEMPORARY, 1811 E. LEVEE ST, DALLAS TX, 75207

Howard Sherman received his Masters of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas in 2006. During his tenure at UNT, Sherman was fortunate enough to work with esteemed professor Vernon Fisher before Fisher’s retirement. It was during this time that the artist discovered and defined a visual language that has continued to evolve.

Sherman has been leading a new generation of bombastic contemporary painters in the Texas art world. His typically human-scale canvases carry traces of his background in cartooning, offsetting the loud, raw power of his aggressive paint strokes with a playful sense of humor. In contrast, the artist’s smaller works on paper reveal his intuitive use of material in a distilled, yet still assertive manner.
The large paintings facilitate the immense physicality within Sherman’s work, while leaving space for his keen sense of formal resolution. The frenetic and muscular heft of his work is balanced with a measured precision and a thoughtful integration of a number of historical art history influences. Sherman’s cartoonish figuration complements his bold use of abstract mark making which can be construed as portraits, punch lines or poems. He is constantly refining his visual and conceptual vocabulary, recently experimenting with sculptural surfaces and collage.

Only two years after completing his M.F.A., Sherman was featured in a solo traveling exhibition originating at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. His work is in several museum collections and is on permanent display at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. The artist has been profiled numerous times in New American Paintings, appears in the 2010 book Texas Artists Today and was chosen for the cover of the recently released art history book Texas Abstract: Modern/Contemporary by Michael Paglia and Jim Edwards. Rice University is now collecting his personal artifacts for its research center.
In addition to his many accomplishments, Sherman continues to further his craft and studies. He has been awarded residencies at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, School of Visual Arts, the McColl Center for Visual Art, Vermont Studio Center, Jentel Artist Residency Program and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation.
Sherman has been in a number of solo exhibitions across the United States, and his work has been featured in group exhibitions in Texas, California, New York, Florida, Spain, India and Peru.
Sherman lives and works in Houston and New York City.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, IMAGES, OR QUESTIONS CONTACT
INFO@CIRCUIT12.COM

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IN HONOR OF HOWARD SHERMAN’S SOLO EXHIBITION // THE GALLERY HAS PUBLISHED A FULL COLOR CATALOG // LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE ARTIST

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CIRCUIT12 | ART CITY AUSTIN

31 MARCH – 2 APRIL 2017
VISIT US AT BOOTH #7

Art City Austin, our community’s three-day art fair and festival, will return for its 67th year March 31 –April 2, 2017 at the Palmer Event Center. This historic event is a celebrated combination of street art and contemporary art from local and national artists maintaining its designation of Austin’s annual Art event of the year.

“Art City Austin consistently offers the community an exceptional visual arts experience,” said Art Alliance Austin Interim Executive Director, Jade Walker. “Our goal every year is to make this festival as dynamic and energetic as the hundreds of artists, volunteers, and patrons that make up the Art City Austin family.”

Organizers expect 125 individual artists from across the country to showcase their works on the beautiful festival grounds of the Palmer, plus an art fair inside the exhibition hall will welcome 20 galleries throughout Texas.

The Art City Austin festival grounds will also feature a number of exciting attractions including multiple art installations created by local artists and commissioned specifically for the occasion by Art Alliance Austin. Noteworthy artists this year include award-winning photographer Clifton Henri, Austin fine jewelry designer Haley Lebeuf, and Jay Long, a long-time Art City Austin artist.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase and the festival grounds will showcase live music from a wide variety of local musicians coordinated and curated by Black Fret. As always, Art City Austin is a family friendly event, offering designated children and family areas featuring hands on arts and crafts activities with support from community partners Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum and The Contemporary Austin.

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Ro2 Art at the Dallas Art Fair, April 6th-9th

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Visit Ro2 Art

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April 7 – 9, 2017
Preview Gala April 6

Fashion Industry Gallery
1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

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Gillian Bradshaw-Smith
Mark Burt
Aimee Cardoso
Charles Clary
Ray-Mel Cornelius
Camilla Cowan
Ken Craft
Chance Dunlap
Erika Duque
Cuyler Etheredge
Gary Farrelly
Cheryl Finfrock
Adam Benjamin Fung
Joshua Goode
Terry Hays
Barbara Horlander
Brian K. Jones
Susan Kaiser
Sonali Khatti
Bumin Kim
Anita Kunz
Yuni Lee
Julie Libersat
Jeanne Neal
Nomadic Fungi Institute
Jeff Parrott
Alexander Paulus
Julon Pinkston
Robin Ragin
Kathy Robinson-Hays
Brian Scott
Erica Stephens
Carroll Swenson-Roberts
Benjamin Terry
Marilyn Waligore
Peggy Wauters
Scott Winterrowd
James Zamora

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Call for SCULPTURE – ART ON HENDERSON 2017 – last call

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Dear Artists,

It is hard to believe that Art on Henderson has been going on now for SEVEN years.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to submit your work for AOH17. DEADLINE: March 31
Art on Henderson (A.O.H.) is an annual event selecting 8 artists to exhibit their work for a 2 year placement on Henderson Avenue, Knox Street and Fitzhugh Ave, in Dallas, Texas.The 8 artists selected will each be awarded a $650 installation stipend and become finalists for a juried vote.

In addition to the stipend, the winning prize money will be distributed as follows:

First Place: $3,500
Second Place: $2,500

Third Place: $1,500

Visit artonhenderson.com to view previous winners.

PLEASE SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thanks
Jeff Levine

SCHEDULE
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Applications Accepted
through March 31st, 2017
8 Finalists announced April 04th , 2017

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May 31st, 2017May31: Due to weather, there maybe a delay in announcing the winnersWinners Announced
June 04th 2017

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A conversation with Cindy Holmes April 1 at Haley-Henman

Cindy J. Holmes Virtual Real Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Cindy J. Holmes “Virtual Real” Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

A CONVERSATION:  SATURDAY, APRIL 1 AT 3 PM
Haley-Henman Gallery at Gallery 422
422 Singleton Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75212
a solo exhibition of new paintings
HALEY-HENMAN celebrating its 10th anniversary
Haley-Henman Gallery is located in the Trinity Groves neighborhood in Dallas at Gallery 422 in The Workroom at 422 Singleton Boulevard, Dallas 75212.  Free Parking is next to the gallery at the corner of Singleton and Beeville.  Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 12 – 5 pm, and by appointment by calling 214-532-3225.  Visit the website for more current information at HALEY-HENMAN

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Sculpture by Nathan Mabry launches Public Art Program at Victory Park

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VICTORY PARK LAUNCHES PUBLIC ART PROGRAM

Sculpture by Nathan Mabry is the first of several public art pieces to be unveiled over the coming months

DALLAS (March 27, 2017) – Victory Park is putting the “V” in Victory with the unveiling of the first work in its new public art program: an eight-foot hand in the “V-sign” gesture. The steel sculpture, titled Heavy Handed (Symbol), is the latest work in California-based artist Nathan Mabry’s Heavy Handed series.

The work was commissioned as part of the district transformation efforts focused on evolving Victory Park into a more authentic, walkable and soulful urban neighborhood. Owners Estein USA and retail partner Trademark Property Co. selected the work for its historic symbolism as a gesture of solidarity, victory, and peace used by figures like Winston Churchill, and more recently, even Siri.

“The V-sign is an unmistakable gesture with a common understanding that spans generations and an important, sustainable message that we are proud to spread. Its meaning has evolved throughout history, just as Victory Park is doing, making it the perfect piece to launch our public art program,” said Terry Montesi, CEO, Trademark Property Co. “Embracing public art and the impact it can have on a space is a major initiative in our efforts to create a more vibrant, soulful Victory Park. By bringing creative, relevant public art to the district, we hope to enhance the emotional connection with the community and make Victory Park one of Dallas’ most interesting destinations.”

The sculpture, now perched at the intersection of Victory Park Lane and Olive Street, was completed in four months and is the 10th Heavy Handed work. Mabry’s Heavy Handed series launched in 2012 and includes similar corten steel hand sculptures, each of which is a different, often universally recognized, gesture, ranging from playful, like “fingers crossed,” to contemplative, like hands in a prayer-like position.

“The Heavy Handed works pay homage to minimalist and industrial sculptors like Tony Smith or Richard Serra,” said Mabry. “However, upon further inspection, these sculptures reveal themselves as symbolic hand gestures. This particular work references the very site it sits on, Victory Park.”

Victory Park’s Heavy Handed sculpture is Mabry’s first public installation in Dallas. He was also the subject of a solo exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center in 2013.

Heavy Handed is the first piece in a series of public art installations planned for Victory Park.  A large sculpture by Las Vegas artist Tim Bavington is set to be installed in spring 2017 near the W Dallas – Victory Hotel, followed by additional works by local and national artists to be announced in the coming months.

Visitors to Victory Park will already see some of the results of district transformation efforts, which include 85,000 square feet of new retail space, reworked streetscapes, sidewalks and storefronts, district identity markers, wayfinding elements, public space amenities, two-way traffic on Houston Street and Victory Avenue, and a dedicated bike lane extending the Katy Trail. Additional parking and valet options, as well as lighting and technology upgrades will also roll out in 2017.

As part of the redevelopment, Victory is also undergoing a full remerchandising to include Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas – Victory Park, a collection of best-in-class local food and beverage operators, and select local and national retailers.

Earlier this month, Victory Park announced that three of Dallas’ top food and beverage operators all will open concepts at the mixed-used district later this year: This & That Concepts, the team behind High Fives, So & So’s and The Standard Pour, will open a restaurant and bar; Elias Pope’s company, 8020 Hospitality, which is responsible for HG Sply. Co., is teaming up with Brooke Humphries, the mind behind Barcadia, Beauty Bar, Mudsmith, It’ll Do Club, and Pints & Quarts, to open a 24,000-square-foot restaurant and entertainment concept in Victory Plaza; and Brooke Humphries will also open a bar and tavern in an out-of-the-box location inside the parking garage on Victory Avenue.

Other 2017 openings include Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas – Victory Park and three unique concepts by Dallas entrepreneur Tristan Simon’s new venture, Rebees, including a modern Texas saloon, a retail emporium showcasing local artists and makers, and a creative workspace with a seasonally-minded, day-focused café. In addition, The 23, a new 285-unit mixed-use apartment community by LMC, will begin preleasing late this spring with move-ins beginning in August.

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About Victory Park

Victory Park is a 75-acre mixed-use development in downtown Dallas surrounding the American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars. Victory Park features more than 220,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space; 621,000 square feet of Class-A office space; the 252-room W Dallas – Victory Hotel; more than 3,300 residential units; and the Perot Museum of Nature & Science. Victory Station provides access to DART Light Rail and the Trinity Railway Express. The popular 3.5-mile jogging and bicycle path, The Katy Trail, is also directly accessible. Victory Park is a property of UST XVI Victory Park, a German real estate investment fund managed by affiliates of Estein USA based in Orlando, Florida.  UST XVI became an equity owner of Victory Park in 2005 and the sole owner of the majority of the Victory Park buildings in 2009. For more information about Victory Park visit victorypark.com or follow Victory Park on Twitter @VPDallas,facebook.com/dallasvictorypark and Instagram @DallasVictoryPark.

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Paper Arts Reopening April 1st

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One of the favorite stores for paper crafters, printmakers, watercolorists and paper artists of all kinds is reopening on April 1st. 10 am – 6pm Location: Paper Arts, 118 N Peak St, Dallas, Texas 75226.

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Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/paperartsdallas/

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Kettle Art presents “Birds, Cats, Skulls, Yeah!” – Opening March 30

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Kettle Art presents “Birds, Cats, Skulls, Yeah!” – Opening Reception: Thursday, March 30, 7:00-10:00pm

This group exhibition features many of our most prolific artists displaying fresh takes on three subject matters frequently gracing our walls. Birds have long been associated with freedom, spirits, messengers, prophecy, and feminine energies. Cats, in many cultures, represent power, creativity in spiritual matters, and resurrection. Hence, the mythology surrounding nine lives. Skulls represent life, death, and mortality. Three seemingly unrelated themes, bound by a common thread of devotion among creatives and enthusiasts.

Artists include: Erin Curry, Richard Ross, Brian Crawford, Katrina Rasmussen, Nicholas Williams, Erin Reeves, Johnny Hawkins, Jennifer Lafleur, Amber Campagna, Nick Glenn, Corey Godfrey, Clint Scism, Hilda Lafleur, Jeff Skele, George Wallace III, Amy Seymour, Bill Rogers, Steve Rainwater, Frank Campagna and many more.

The exhibit runs through Saturday, May 6.

Kettle Art Gallery

Deep in the Art of Ellum
2650-B Main Street
Dallas, TX 75226
Founded in historic Deep Ellum in 2005, Kettle Art Gallery is committed to nurturing emerging and mid-career North Texas visual artists.
Over the years, Kettle has been the recipient of numerous awards and designations including: USA Today’s 10 Best Art Galleries in Dallas; Dallas Observer’s Readers’ Choice for Best Art Gallery, most recently in 2016; and Dallas A-List’s Best Art Gallery. In September 2014, Kettle Art’s founder Frank Campagna was named one of “The Dallas 40”, a list recognizing Dallas citizens who have made a remarkable impact on the city, in celebration of D Magazine’s 40th anniversary.

 

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April 5: Dallas Architecture & Dallas Art Fair Present Annabelle Selldorf

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The Dallas Architecture Forum
 
in Collaboration with Dallas Art Fair
 
Presents Lecture by
 
Award-Winning Architect
Annabelle Selldorf
Wednesday, 5 April 2017 in the Horchow Auditorium
Dallas Museum of Art
 
 
The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 20th Anniversary 2016-2017 Lecture Season with outstanding architect Annabelle Selldorf, FAIA, the Founding Principal of Selldorf Architects.
 
Selldorf Architects is an internationally acclaimed New York-based design firm that creates public and private spaces that manifest modern sensibilities with enduring impact. The firm’s stellar list of clients includes cultural institutions such as The Frick Collection, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The Clark Institute, the Luma Foundation, and Neue Galerie New York. In addition, the firm has created multiple galleries for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth and other leading galleries, and has designed exhibitions for the Whitney, Frieze Masters and the Venice Art Biennale.
 
Ms. Selldorf is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and serves on the boards of the Architectural League of New York and the Chinati Foundation. In 2014, she was the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award in Architecture and in 2016 she received the Medal of Honor from the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter.
 
 
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See Additional Media Coverage:  Bloomberg News, ArchDaily, Town & Country, The Gentlewoman.
 
 
 
 

http://thegentlewoman.co.uk/library/annabelle-selldorf

– An in-depth profile which details Selldorf’s art and cultural projects.

 
Selldorf will speak on Wednesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m., with check-in at 6:00 p.m., in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art, with reception immediately following.
“The work of Annabelle Selldorf encompasses numerous art-centered projects, from galleries to major museums in the U.S. and abroad, with a focus on contemporary art ranging from the early 20th century German and Austrian art of the Neue Galerie to modern art since 1950 at the Contemporary Art Museum of San Diego. With this body of work that features her celebrated elegant restraint and attention to detail, we believe she will give a program of great interest to the Dallas community in collaboration with the Dallas Art Fair,” stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of The Dallas Architecture Forum.


The lecture will occur at 6:30 p.m. on April 5, with a complimentary reception after the lecture. Tickets are $20 per lecture for general admission and $5 for students (with ID). Tickets can be purchased at the door before the lecture. No reservations are needed to attend Forum lectures. Dallas Architecture Forum members receive free admission to all regular Forum lectures as a benefit of membership, and AIA members can earn one hour of CE credit for each lecture. For more information on The Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.

 

Season Benefactors for the Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2016-2017 Season are Briggs-Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and Maharger Development | Reggie Graham. Spring Series Benefactors are Bodron + Fruit;  HKS, Inc.; Jackson Walker LLP; Janet and Terry Kafka; Scott + Cooner; and Smink, Inc.   Lecture Benefactors for this event are Claire Dewar and Sebastian Construction.  

 
 
ANNABELLE SELLDORF
FOUNDING PRINCIPAL SELLDORF ARCHITECTS, NEW YORK CITY
 
5 April 2017
Wednesday, 6:30 pm – Note Lecture Start Time
Check-in 6:006:30 pm; RECEPTION FOLLOWING LECTURE
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
 
Presented in collaboration with Dallas Art Fair
 
Selldorf Architects is a 65-person architectural design practice founded by Annabelle Selldorf in New York City in 1988. The firm creates public and private spaces that manifest a clear and modern sensibility to enduring impact. Since its inception the firm’s guiding principles have been deeply rooted in humanism — in the individual experience. At every scale and for every condition, the work of Selldorf Architects is brought to life—and made complete—by those who use it.
 
The firm’s clients include cultural institutions and universities such as the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Clark Art Institute, Neue Galerie New York, Pratt Institute and Brown University. In addition, the firm has created numerous galleries for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, and Gladstone Gallery among others, and designed exhibitions for the Whitney Museum, Gagosian Gallery, Frieze Masters, and the Venice Art Biennale. Residential design is also an integral part of the firm’s portfolio having realized the ground-up construction of large condominium buildings, custom private homes, and renovations of townhouses and individual apartments.
 
Award-winning projects include the recently completed 30,000 sf LEED Gold Gallery building (the highest environmental rating a new building can achieve in New York) which is the first LEED certified commercial gallery in the U.S. for a second David Zwirner location in Chelsea; as well as Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility, a new recycling facility and education center on the Brooklyn waterfront – the largest of its kind in the United States. The firm’s renovation of The Clark’s Museum Building opened to critical acclaim in 2014. In spring of 2016, the newly renovated Steinway Hall opened a 17,500 sf flagship showroom for Steinway & Sons which includes a retail showroom, a 72-seat recital hall, recording studio, and concert artists’ space. Selldorf Architects is currently designing an expansion for the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and is converting a former rail depot into LUMA Arles, a new contemporary art center in Arles, France.
 
Annabelle Selldorf, FAIA, is the Principal of Selldorf Architects. Born and raised in Germany, she received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Pratt Institute and a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University. Ms. Selldorf is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and serves on the boards of the Architectural League of New York and the Chinati Foundation. In 2014, she was the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award in Architecture and in 2016 she received the  Medal of Honor from the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter. Selldorf Architects’ new monograph, “Selldorf Architects: Portfolio and Projects,” was published by Phaidon Press in the spring of 2016.
 
 
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 160 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.

For Twitter, our account is DallasArchForum.

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Artist, Live Creators & Vendor Call!

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Please join us this Memorial Day in celebration of our local veterans, veteran artists, and the therapeutic art program created to support them. Through the compassionate efforts of For Love & Art, a Dallas-based charity focused on the healing effects of creation, we seek to provide relief for our struggling veterans in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

For Love & Art is in the business of healing, rejuvenating and ‘dusting’ broken spirits – even if just for a little while – through simple human love, Art therapy, digital technology and the preternatural power of art.

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Peep Show Texas

This benefit will be showcasing artists of military background and specifically featuring the work of Roger Montoya.

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS ! Veteran Artists, Vendors & Live Creators! FREE to enter. Email Examples of your work to PeepShow.Texas@Gmail.Com

Volunteer opportunities are available! Email or message us for more information @ PeepShow.Texas@Gmail.Com

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ForLoveAndArt.Org

Food trucks, vendors, and other entertainment will be announced over the coming weeks! Keep an eye out for updates.

Monday, May 29TH
Doors @ 2PM-10PM
$7 (Advance)

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Cerena Jones.
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@VividSense

The Movement.

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Nicole Holt.
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Cerena Jones.
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Creative Oasis Coaching Workshop at the Bath House 4/1

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Feeling intimidated to take the creative plunge?  Has ennui has gotten the better of creative-you?   Join this workshop to feel energized, inspired and prepared to continue on your creative journey using the tools and techniques you will learn in this creative exploration workshop.  Class size: 5 students minimum, 15 maximum.

The Friends of the Bath House are sponsoring the Creative Oasis Coaching workshop on April 1, 12:30-3:30 at a very reasonable price for the Friends of the Bath House.

Location:  Bath House Cultural Center, 521 East Lawther Drive, on the Eastern shore of White Rock Lake.

Sign-up for the workshop today at https://friendsofthebathhouse.org/workshops

Learn about Jill and Creative Oasis Coaching website here: https://www.creativeoasiscoaching.com/.

Get your muse on!

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Dear Clark Spring Pop Up Art Show April 6

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Dear Clark’s quarterly Spring Pop-Up Art Show is Thursday April 6th from 6-10 PM at Dear Clark’s Uptown Dallas Studio, 3317 McKinney.

Produced by Tres Reyes Fine Art Production, the show will feature art from several local artists and local vendors from the DFW area. The evening supports 29 Acres and a portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit. Come shop local vendors, enjoy beverages provided by Eastwood’s Bar, food and music!

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PETER MAX – THE COLLECTED WORKS 1960-2017 – Meet the Artist March 25 & 26

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A newly-curated collection by artist legend, Peter Max’s exquisite paintings will be on exhibition and available for acquisition in a presentation by Road Show Company at Dallas’ Beaudry Gallery.

Peter Max will make two very special appearances at the gallery and all appearances are complimentary and open to the public with RSVP’s required. Previews begin Saturday, March 18 with a fabulous Preview party.

There are two scheduled Meet the Artist receptions:  Saturday, March 25 from 6-8 pm and Sunday, March 26 from 1pm – 4 pm. All artworks are on exhibition and available for acquisition. RSVP’s are required: 866-900-6699 or dallas@roadshowcompany.com. For more info, visit www.roadshowcompany.com

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MTV RE:DEFINE 2017 March 24 at the Dallas Contemporary

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For Auction and Event details go to http://www.mtvredefine.com/

MTV RE:DEFINE returns for its sixth year. This dynamic exhibition and auction will be held at Dallas Contemporary and will bring together iconic and specially commissioned artworks by established and emerging talent with the help of renowned curator, Neville Wakefield. Proceeds benefit the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Dallas Contemporary.

Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 7:00 PM –

Sat, Mar 25, 2017, 12:00 AM

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Towering Visualizations: Sculptor Jeff Robinson at the WALL

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JEFF ROBINSON

March 16 – April 13, 2017
Solo Exhibition
SYMMETRY IN WOOD: TOWERING VISUALIZATIONS

Reception Thursday, March 16th  4-8pm

Introducing sculptor Jeff Robinson and his noteworthy series of large scale wood sculpture to WALL Gallery.  A lifetime of creating art using different medium, Robinson employs wood from around the world to create this collection of beautiful modern sculpture.  Labor intensive and skillfully counter balanced, each geometric element appears to be hanging on edge creating the illusion Robinson has intended for his viewer.  Please join us for an artist reception Thursday, March 16th 4pm-8pm.  For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 214-749-0015. Works on view through April 13, 2017.  Artist in attendance..

WALL Gallery
1529 Dragon St.
Dallas, Texas 75207
214-749-0015
info@wallondragon.com

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Call for Artists – Dallas Contemporary Art Exhibit April 20

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Call for artists for upcoming Contemporary Art Exhibit. Please visit www.conceptionarts.com, select Submit your Work and fill out Artist Registration to apply online.

Accepting submissions for painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, pottery and wearable art. One artist will be presented with Conception’s Award for Excellence.

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2017 Spring Classes & Workshops at Artists’ Showplace

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ARTISTS SHOWPLACE GALLERY
2017 Spring Classes & Workshops
Painting Classes
Janice Hamilton
Tuesdays 1:30 PM – 4:00 pm
3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2
$220

Jane Kahler
Wednesdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
3/22, 3/29, 4/5

$220

Maribeth Jagger
Fridays 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28

$220


Special Interest Classes
Don Longo
Thursday through Saturday, March 30 through April 1st
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
3/30, 3/31, 4/1

$145 THREE DAY CLASS


Tina Alvarez
Thursday, May 4th 10:00AM-1:00 PM
5/4

$45 + $20 Supply fee (All painting supplies included)


Spring Workshops
May 4th – May 6th, 2017
$275 + $25 for Silk & Dyes
May 23rd – May 27th, 2017
$385
NEW this Fall! 
KATHY ELLIOT – COLD WAX & OIL 
September 20 – 23, 2017
$385
ENROLL EARLY! (972)233-1223

 

Artists’ Showplace, 15615 Coit Rd.  #230, SW Quadrant of Coit and Arapaho,
Gallery Hours:  10 am – 6 pm Tuesday – Saturday or by Appointment, Dallas, TX 75248

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2017 Dallas International Film Festival, March 30-April 9

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We’re excited to announce the full programming schedule for the 2017 Dallas International Film Festival, March 30-April 9.

With 122 films from 31 countries and multiple, panels, events and galas, there’s a lot to talk about. We can’t get to it all here, but you can see it all now at DallasFilm.org.

Here are a few highlights to whet your appetite:

DIFF opens a festival-long salute to films of 1967 with our Opening Night Gala, a 50th Anniversary screening of BONNIE AND CLYDE.

Our World premieres include Craig Elrod’s MUSTANG ISLAND, Russ Kendall’s MAN IN THE CAMO JACKET, Jameson Brooks’s BOMB CITY, and Micah Barber’s INTO THE WHO KNOWS!

David Gordon Green will receive the Maverick Award, and Katharine Houghton will attend a special screening of GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER.

#DIFF2017 online box office opens march 16

The Prekindle Online Box Office for the 2017 Dallas International Film Festival opens on March 16 to the general public at DallasFilm.org.

View all the festivals films and create your schedule in our online film guide. It’s easy to add them to your cart and check out. This year we’re offering print-at-home tickets. Just bring them to your screenings and we’ll scan them. Tickets are only $12.

You can also buy DIFF passes, DFS Honors tickets and, later, Festival merchandise at the online box office.

The Festival’s physical box office opens March 20 in the West Village.

Get ready to fest! Passes to the 2017 Dallas International Film Festival (March 30-April 9) are on sale!

A pass is the best way to experience DIFF and attend all the Festival’s narrative features, documentaries, short films and panels. Higher pass levels receive access to the Filmmaker Lounge where you can meet and mingle with DIFF filmmakers.

Festival passes make great gifts for the film lover in your life, or anybody who wants to experience international cinema with us in our second decade.

— from the Dallas Film Society Newsreel

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Emerging Artists Exhibition at Artists’ Showplace

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Reception was March 11th 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Artists Showplace Gallery is pleased to spotlight three talented area artists on the rise. The exhibit runs from Friday, March 10 through Thursday, March 30. A reception to meet the artists will be held on Saturday, March 11, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served. Artists’ Showplace, SW Quadrant of Coit and Arapaho, 15615 Coit Rd.  #230, Dallas, TX 75248
Representational figurative artist Arturo Murga began painting in his hometown of Monterrey, Mexico, at the age of nine. The former graphic designer is mostly self-taught and paints in oil and acrylic. Influenced by both outdoor life and his Mexican heritage, he specializes in portraits (many large-scale).
Arizona native Hunter Connor has been painting his entire life and began exhibiting his innovative mixed media paintings in galleries and festivals at the age of 16. Now 20, his varied artistic experiences include textile design, photography, filmmaking and poetry.
Born in China, 20-year-old artist Shae White spent the first three years of her life in an
orphanage before being adopted by an American family and brought to the U.S. Largely self-taught, she takes inspiration from both American and Chinese culture when creating her edgy, imaginative paintings. Shae is currently a student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.

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North Dallas Artist Studio Tour April 29 & 30

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Art in Our Own Backyard! The 14th annual “North Dallas Artist Studio Tour” on April 29th, 10am to 5pm, and April 30th,10am to 5 pm, will be a real artistic adventure.

Twenty seven artist will feature their talents at varied locations throughout the neighborhood. Run don’t walk, as they also open their studios for the public to explore and encourage the artist in you. Look for yellow direction signs and seek out your favorites. Many will offer not only their works for sale, but a free raffle and refreshments. It will certainly be worth the hike! Look for their Facebook page “NorthDallasArtistStudio” or visit their web site at www.NorthDallasArt.com. Come take a tour all while supporting YOUR neighborhood artist!

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Simeen Farhat: ‘Blood Shot is Blood Loved’ opens April 1st at Cris Worley

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Exhibition Title: Simeen Farhat: ‘Blood Shot is Blood Loved’
Exhibition Dates: April 1, 2017 — May 6, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1st from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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Cris Worley Fine Arts is proud to present Blood Shot is Blood Loved, our second solo exhibition with Simeen
Farhat, opening with an artist’s reception on Saturday, April 1st, from 5 to 8 p.m. Blood Shot is Blood Loved will include a large-scale installation along with various multi-dimensional wall reliefs. The exhibition will be on view through May 6, 2017. In her work, Farhat often uses cast resin and acrylic to make intimately poetic sculptures that engage participants in the act of deciphering between material form and shadow, much like the process of deriving meaning from sensory perception; a visual analogue to the brutally nuanced struggle of human communication.

Inspiration for Blood Shot is Blood Loved began with Farhat’s poetic meditations on the dual nature of one of the most vital elements in the natural world—blood. As the artist writes, “I leave my traces many times. I can be either hot or cold. People both love and hate me—I scare them off; but they need me, too. My name is Blood.” In this installation, Farhat re-creates the moment a large-scale drop of blood hits ground, capturing the reverberating effects released by a passionate burst of energy. The ardent drop of blood is assembled from abstracted epigraphic forms, a signature of Farhat’s body of work. The direct metaphor with the liquid materiality of the human body evokes a realm of ideas inhabited by her previous works: A Teardrop in Disperse (2015), A Bubble Bursts (2015), and A Red Drop of Blood (2015). By rendering one example of the un-deniability of the human body, Blood Shot is Blood Loved quietly implicates the dichotomy between purity of life, and abject realities of violence that suppress human volition, globally. Mimicking the quality of blood as a provocative substance, the installation invites the viewer to actively explore the blood droplet as it spills into the gallery space.

Simeen Farhat was born in Karachi, Pakistan. She has lived and worked in the U.S. since 1992, receiving her BFA from Arizona State University, and her MFA from Texas Christian University. Her work has been exhibited globally in Austria, France, Germany, India, Singapore, Taiwan, the UK, at the National Art Gallery in Pakistan, and the Sharjah Museum of Modern Art, among others. Farhat participated in the 2009 Texas Biennial; In 2012 she was an Artist in Residence at the ORYX Foundation in Switzerland; and in 2015 she was invited to participate in an exhibition at the 56th Venice Biennale, In the Eye of the Thunderstorm: Effervescent Practices from the Arab World. Farhat’s work is represented in the Crown Prince of UAE’s Abu Dhabi Palace Collection, The U.S. Consulate in Jeddah, The Four Seasons Hotel in Dubai, and the Peninsula Hotel in Paris.

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Jack Whitten: Earlier Works at Bivins Gallery

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Bivins Gallery is pleased to present Jack Whitten: Earlier Works from April 1-May 6, 2017.

Created during a five-year period in the late 1960s, the paintings and works on paper featured in Jack Whitten: Earlier Works reference race, cosmology, music, and politics. Influenced by personal relationships with Willem de Kooning, Martin Luther King, Jr., Miles Davis, Philip Guston, and Franz Kline, the abstractions reflect the social and political turmoil of the era. The conversation will be joined by Dallas’s own local artist Spencer Evans, whose work references issues of identity and image in the black community. Please join us at the opening reception on April 1 from 5 pm – 8pm, at the gallery’s Uptown location, to continue the dialogue. Bivins Gallery is located at 300 Crescent Court, Suite 100,Dallas, TX 75201. http://www.bivinsgallery.com/ Please contact anna@bivinsgallery.com for more details.

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The Pancakes & Booze Art Show April 8

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Dallas’ Largest Underground Art Show with:

-75+ EMERGING ARTISTS

-Live Body Painting

-FREE Pancake Bar

-21+ EVENT

-8PM-2AM

– $5 General Admission (Cash at the Door)

FB Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1135891599820671/
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dallas-pancakes-booze-art-show-tickets-32601714606

 

Interested in showing with us? Submit here: pancakesandbooze.com/submit

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South Side Art Walk and Open Studios – March 25, 2017

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The South Side Art Walk and Open Studios is an event centered around community and creativity. Come stroll the Artist Quarter at South Side on Lamar in the historic Sears building and discover a myriad of artists and talents while taking in the fresh tunes by DJ Frances Jaye and sipping a delicious beverage from Checkered Past Winery or Opening Bell Coffee. Artists will have their studios open and others will have exhibition spaces lining the Artist Quarter. ArtLoveMagic will be exhibiting their DECADE show in The Janette Kennedy Gallery as well as hosting artists working live in their Artist Quarter studio. Checkered Past Winery and Opening Bell are hosting after parties with live music and drink specials starting at 8pm. Those Guys will be playing at Checkered Past Winery and Anna Larson from Austin will be preforming at Opening Bell. The event is free and indoors and will go on rain or shine. We’d love to see you. We are also still looking for a few good artists who create gallery quality work and fine crafts to come sail with us on our maiden voyage. This is the first in a series of quarterly events and exhibition spaces are free. Visit www.southsideartwalk.com to download the information and application packet.

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CADD Announces 2017 CADD FUNd Winner: Spencer Evans

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Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas
Announce
2017 CADD FUNd Winner
Spencer Evans 
MFA Candidate-Intermedia
University of Texas at Arlington

spencerevansContemporary Art Dealers of Dallas celebrated creativity and community with a Sunday Soup Supper on March 5th. CADD FUNd 2017 was awarded to Spencer Evans in the amount of $5000.
During the event finalists presented proposals about potential artistic projects. It was a fun evening sharing innovative ideas. The other finalists included; Justin Archer/UNT, Jessie Barnes/UNT, Dannie Liebergot/UNT, Juan Negroni/SMU, and Diego Romo/UNT.
Finalists were selected by  jurors including; Anna Smith, Curator of Education, Nasher Sculpture Center; Sue Canterbury, The Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art, Dallas Museum of Art; and Dr. Rodger Kobes, art collector and enthusiast.
The 2017 CADD FUNd will aid Spencer Evans in traveling to Lagos, Nigeria to conduct research on differences

between Black American and Nigerian/African identity. He has been invited to conduct his research by the President of the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Emiola Nihinlola and the Vice Chancellor of Bowen University, Dr. Matthews Ojo. These invitations  include participating schools:  University of Lagos (Lagos), University if Ibadan (Ibadan), Bowen University (Iwo), and Nigerian Baptist Theological  Seminary (Ogbomoso). Evans will live among Nigerian students to develop a clear and direct understanding of their lives, mindsets, and sense of self.  He will hold and record group discussions and interviews regarding the social conditioning that shaped their sense of identity and how it differs from the millions of African descendants living in the U.S.

Traveling to Nigeria is crucial to his research because he recently learned that his mother’s paternal ancestry is from Nigeria and Cameroon. Also crucial are the conversations he has had with his Nigerian friends regarding a perception-rooted rift between Africans and Black Americans. He plans to gain further insight from interviews, discussions, and daily interactions with his Nigerian brothers and sisters.

Photography, drawing, and painting will be components of his research in Nigeria. He plans to show his appreciation by donating a work of art to each of the universities participating.

THANK YOU 2017 CADD FUND SPONSORS
3015 Trinity Groves, West Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Kessler Collins, Arts+Culture Texas,
Brooklyn Brewery, Pogo’s Wine & Spirits, Judy Vetter, Gail Sachson – Ask Me About Art,
LUCK, V-EATS, St. Rocco’s, Fat Chicken, and RFT Culinary/3015 at Trinity Groves.

 

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 Scholarship and Educational Programs.

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