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Mary Karam: Visual Artist and MK Gallery Owner Presentation at the VAST September Meeting

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You are invited to a presentation by Mary Karam at the Visual Arts Society of Texas’ (VAST) monthly meeting on September 1st, 2016, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX. 

Ms. Karam is a visual artist who has owned and operated the MK Gallery in Denison, Texas for 12 years. Beginning with the renovation of a historic building in 2004, Ms. Karam has developed one of the most noteworthy galleries in the history of Grayson County receiving the Best of Texoma award 4 years in succession. Over 55 visual art exhibits including numerous artist demonstrations have been presented at the MK Gallery which have included international and nationally known artists as well as emerging artists from Grayson College and Southeastern University.

The MK Gallery now represents over 30 artists with art in a wide variety of media including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, Indian rock art paintings, ceramics, wood and metal sculptures, wood turned items, encaustics, gourd art, jewelry and photographic art. Ms. Karam has hosted and participated in numerous photography shows and most recently was juried into 3 notable shows in Oklahoma: The Seven-State Biennial Show, the Great Plains Show and the Goddard Exhibit. Recently, Ms. Karam was awarded a unique award from the Denison Main Street Program for her “2015 Outstanding Representation of the Arts Community” in large part because of her participation in a new community event, Doc Holliday, Saints & Sinners Festival. Under Karam’s direction as President, the Denison Art Council developed a very successful Dia de Los Muertos Festival which includes a Giant Puppet Parade, authentic music and dancing, art demonstrations, a Mercado as well as many activities for youngsters. Not only did this receive Main Street’s Best New Event Award, this fall will be the fifth year for this popular event. Ms. Karam has served on several community boards and still serves on the Main Street Advisory Board, Planning and Zoning, and the Denison Neighborhood Association committee.

Ms. Karam has juried shows at the Magnolia Festival, Grayson College, and the Goddard Center. Ms. Karam’s background in academy includes a BA in Education from the University of Arizona and a MS in the Teaching of Mathematics and Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas. While working at the math lab in the late 80’s at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Ms. Karam signed up for Photography 101 and 102 including dark room experience forming the bedrock of her photography career.  About a year ago, what started as a novelty during vacations and fitness walks, Ms. Karam’s use of Snapseed and Aviary Apps coupled with Photoshop and large format printing has launched her into many avenues of creativity she never imagined during those old dark room days in 1989! This interest has led to numerous one-on-one sessions and workshops with friends and groups.

Ms. Karam was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, raised on an orange grove in Orange County, California and has spent most of her adult life in Texas. Dallas, Texas was home base for many years before moving to Grayson County. She also spent 9 years living overseas in Japan, Singapore and Australia from 1971 to 1981. She has visited all 50 states as well as numerous countries. Ms. Karam has 3 daughters, two of whom live in Texas and one in North Carolina.

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests.


Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: rebecca.barham@unt.edu

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Digital Dallas: 2nd < Art / Code > call for artists


Digital Dallas is back with the second installment of < Art / Code >. Come see some amazing digital artists create and display their remarkable craft at the incredible Aria Stone Gallery.

Meet creatives, developers, artist, digerati and enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

To be an exhibiting artist at the < Art / Code > event you must have art that incorporates some form of technology within it. Please fill out the following form to be considered to be a featured artist. We have a limited number of slots available so we will be notifying all all submitting candidates by July 8th. IF SELECTED, ARTISTS WILL BE DISPLAYING THEIR WORKS, INTERACTING WITHIN ATTENDEES, POSSIBLY CREATE LIVE , AND ARE ABLE TO SELL THEIR ART THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT AND RETAIN 100% OF SALES.

Event Delivery Date/Time: Wednesday July 27th 2016 6pm-9pm

Location: Aria Stone Gallery (1617 Hi Line Dr #310, Dallas, TX 75207, USA)

Deadline to register: July 8th

Artist Reveal: July 13th, to be posted on http://drgorilla.com/producer-1/

REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/artcode2017

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Shawn Mayer: Undisclosed Visions and Pre-teen Rituals opens Feb. 20 at Liliana Bloch

An Imaginary Friend - 2015, Inkjet Print, 4 by 4 feet

An Imaginary Friend – 2015, Inkjet Print, 4 by 4 feet

Shawn Mayer
Undisclosed Visions and Pre-teen Rituals *As Recalled by a Full Grown Adult

February 20 – March 26, 2016 | Opening reception Saturday, February 20 from 6 to 9pm

Liliana Bloch Gallery, 2271 Monitor St., Dallas, Texas http://www.lilianablochgallery.com/

This will be Shawn Mayer’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. His work is heavily influenced by digital technology, which the artist uses to talk about the mundane and the insanity of life.

Shawn Mayer is a digital artist and holds an M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas in the Arts & Technology program. In 2008 he received a B.A. in Music and B.F.A. in Drawing from the University of Missouri.


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Dallas Aurora new media proposals due June 15


Aurora 2015 is pleased to announce an open call for local and international artists to submit proposals for artworks in the following media: light, video, sound, digital, internet-based work and/or performance. On October 16, 2015, Aurora will present the fourth edition of it’s free and public contemporary art exhibition, taking place in the Dallas Arts District and Klyde Warren Park. .

Deadline for Proposals: June 15, 2015; midnight (Central Standard Time)
Exhibition Date: October 16, 2015
Location: Throughout the Dallas Arts District and Klyde Warren Park

Email us for more information.

Apply here

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Zhulong Gallery Presents my shoes, my stove, my life, a Solo Exhibition by Luke Dowd

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Zhulong Gallery is pleased to present my shoes, my stove, my life, a solo exhibition of recent digital works on canvas by London-based artist Luke Dowd. Earnest photographs of the artist’s stovetop serve as studies on both life and the formal and physical elements of image making. Evoking reflected light, the most subtle additions of color emphasize the act of technologic image-capture, be it through a scan of an already image, or the flash of a camera. Balanced arrangements and re-arrangements of a pair of the artist’s favorite shoes, a wine glass, various fruits shown from above, mirror the subdued aesthetic.

my shoes, my stove, my life will open on Friday, May 15, 2015 with an artist reception from 6-9P and run until June 20, 2015 at Zhulong Gallery, which is open Tuesday-Saturday 10A-5P. For more information or to schedule a private viewing, email info@zhulonggallery.com.


Zhulong Gallery
1302 Dragon Street
Dallas, Texas 75207
Tuesday-Saturday 10:00AM-5:00PM
Also By Appointment
(469) 248 0345


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Brazos Valley Art League Judged Show 2015


Brazos Valley Art League’s (BVAL) is a visual arts group interested in learning, experiencing, sharing, educating and meeting with others of common interest! For its history information, please visit BVAL’s history page. We have a studio for classrooms and the Wednesday Painters at the Art Center, 2275 Dartmouth Street, College Station, TX 77840. Call Art Center at (979) 696-2787. Art Center is the home of Brazos Valley Art League, as well as the home of Arts Council of Brazos Valley. Judged art shows are held in the center twice a year. For more information, see the website: http://bvartleague.org/index.htm or our Facebook page. Exhibits Chair Connie Lipsey  email connielipsey@hotmail.com

Forms for the show: http://bvartleague.org/judgedshow.pdfshane_in_a_box_

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