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“Buddha Goes Punk” by Metis Atash Exhibit at Samuel Lynne Galleries

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Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to announce its exclusive Texas representation of Miami-based fine art sculptor, Metis Atash

Atash’s creations combine conceptual, minimalist, and pop art traditions. Her devotion for art, design, and fashion is apparent in her one-of-a-kind sculptures that award their living spaces with an aura of captivating experience. The gallery will present a showcase of her stunning “Punk Buddha” series in an exhibition titled “Buddha Goes Punk”.
The opening reception for the exhibition will be held at Samuel Lynne Galleries on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 5-8pm, and the artist will be in attendance. Exhibition will be on view from May 13, 2017 through June 24, 2017.
For additional information or to schedule an interview or exclusive press preview, please contact

Kristin Rivas, Director of Samuel Lynne Galleries, 214.965.9027, Kristin@SamuelLynne.com

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Outdoor Painters Society’s Plein Air Southwest Salon

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The Artists Showplace Gallery is delighted to host one of the premier art events of the season. Plein Air Southwest Salon is a juried competition, exhibition and sale sponsored by the Outdoor Painters Society and showcased every April in Dallas. The annual event seeks to promote an appreciation for the process of en plen air, which is French for “in open air”. Most of the works were completed in a single painting session, painted outdoors on location, and are characterized by the bold use of color, design and the freshness of paint application.

The exhibit runs from April 8 to May 13. The opening reception and presentation of awards will take place on Saturday, April 8, from 3:00 to 6:00. On Sunday, April 9, the gallery will be open from 1:00 to 5:00, with artist demonstrations from 2:00 to 4:00.


15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75248

The Shops at Spanish Village   http://theartistsshowplace.com/





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Call for Artworks – VAGF Exhibit at the Roots


This is a call for all artists to submit their artwork for our upcoming Exhibit at The Roots.

Entries will be accepted in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Photography and Mixed Media, Subject matter is open. All works should be artist’s original creation. If interested, send your up to 3 images of your artwork as JPEG to exhibits@vagf.org for consideration by Sunday, March 12th. Include your Bio, dimensions, medium, title and sale price for each submitted work. 

You will be notified of acceptance into the Exhibition by Wednesday, March 15th. Accepted works must be delivered at “The Roots” 6142 Frisco Square Blvd, Frisco, TX 75034 on the Take In date and time.

Timeline for the Exhibition

Submission: Sunday, March 12

Acceptance: Wednesday, March 15

Take-in: Saturday, March 18, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 19, 6:00-8:00PM 

Take-down: Sunday, July 16, from 12:00 – 2:00

Submission fee: is $5.00 for each Artwork accepted

Exhibition is for members only

Join VAGF now for only $35 to receive member’s benefits vagf.org/membership

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VAGF Fresh Start Show – Artist Reception Feb. 26

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VAGF Fresh Start Show 2017 is a Juried Show of selected artworks by VAGF members. The exhibits are in categories of Painting, Photography, Sculpting, Drawing and Mixed Media. We are also promoting Young Talents in our Shows. Awards will be announced at the reception.

Artists Reception will be held on February 26 from 6-8 pm at the Art Galleries of the Frisco Discovery Center (8004 N Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034). Come and enjoy art, music and some refreshments with us.

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100+ MILLION MISSING Traveling Art Exhibit


11,000 Pairs of Handmade Baby Booties Go on Display in Dallas to Launch 100+ MILLION MISSING Traveling Art Exhibit

Exhibit features baby booties handmade by at-risk women in 30 developing countries 

100+ MILLION MISSING is a traveling art exhibit to raise awareness of gendercide and to combat the extreme devaluation of women that leads to gendercide. The exhibit will feature 11,000 pairs of handmade baby booties, each pair representing 10,000 “missing” women and girls due to gendercide. Demographic scholars estimate 100 million to 125 million females are missing in the world today. The booties are the work of 500 women from women’s cooperatives in 30 developing countries. Many of the cooperatives were formed by nonprofits to help vulnerable women by providing them fair pay for work. The women used their income from making the baby booties to buy better food, medical care and schooling for their children. Dallas area high school students and knitting groups also contributed.  

An “Artists Respond” section will highlight artwork produced by professional, gallery-exhibited artists from Dallas-Fort Worth and the international community, including gendercide-affected countries. Gendap.org requested the artists to offer their personal responses to gendercide and to the baby bootie installation.  

See photos and a walk-through video.

Exhibit runs daily February 10 through February 15, 11am to 6pm

Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas Arts District

1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

Gendercide Awareness Project

Beverly Hill, President & Founder, 214-924-3143



The United Nations Population Fund estimates that currently 100-125 million women and girls are missing in the world due to sex-selective abortions, female infanticide, gross neglect of girls, preventable maternal death, and lack of food and shelter for older women.

The Gendercide Awareness Project began in early 2011 when founder Beverly Hill of Dallas, Texas, recruited a team of volunteers to raise awareness about the little-known problem of gendercide. From 2011 to 2016 the Gendercide Awareness Project, a Dallas-based 501(c)3 charity focused on preventing gendercide, has educated the public while raising funds to purchase 11,000 pairs of baby booties. The organization focuses on two initiatives:

  1. For Women:  To provide modest financial support to at-risk women by commissioning baby booties from women’s cooperatives overseas, paying fair prices. To date, that income has allowed the women to provide 4,000 nourishing family meals — roughly 20,000 substantial individual meals.
  2. For Girls: To send at-risk girls to school in developing countries by supporting five schools for girls (or scholarship programs for girls) in Cambodia, Nepal, India, Uganda, and Guatemala. Each girl receives instruction, room, board (3 meals per day), health care, uniforms, and school supplies. 

Educating at-risk girls and empowering women with fair pay for work is critical to ending gendercide


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Art39 Mesquite ISD Art Educator Exhibit/Sale in November


Mesquite ISD is having it’s 2nd annual Art39 Art Educator exhibit/sale. Proceeds provide Mesquite ISD Art students with scholarships. Here is a link to the event: 


The reception is Thursday, November 10 5:30 –7 at The Gathering at Corner Theatre 214 W. Davis, Mesquite, TX 75149. The event is FREE.

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Giovanni Valderas: Conspicuous Craft


Murchison Performing Arts Center, University of North Texas
Opening Reception, Sunday, September 11, 2016, 3 – 6 PM at Brick Haus Collective, Artist Talk 3:30 PM
August 30 – December 4, 2016, FREE

This fall, the Greater Denton Arts Council and Brick Haus Collective proudly present a simultaneous showing of works by artist Giovanni Valderas. Valderas’ sculptural paintings present images and iconography that draw on his Latin American heritage. His works investigate identity, family, and most recently, address the social implications of gentrification in southwest Dallas. In his series Forged Utopia, Valderas creates public installations of piñata-like billboards that mimic real estate signage, but with phrases of common Spanish slang that, when placed in context, cryptically comment on the changing landscape they inhabit. A selection of his paintings will be shown at the Murchison, while an installation of his billboards will be displayed outdoors in the Brick Haus Collective green space.  http://dentonarts.com/exhibitions/

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Works by Randy Guthmiller


Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
September 2 – December 8, 2016, FREE

Searching for openness. Seeking multiplicity.

Randy Guthmiller is an artist and educator based in Dallas, TX. He is founder of DALLAS ZINE PARTY, a super cool annual celebration of zines and DIY culture and SHAPE ZINES, a small publishing house focusing on artist made micro-publications. He is a member of ArtBeef, collective behind the alternative art space Beefhaus. Guthmiller’s work has been included in exhibitions at The Power Station,  The Reading Room, Beefhaus, WARE:WOLF:HAUS, The Safe Room, Black Lodge, and Alabama Song. Guthmiller has also lead projects with institutions such as Nasher Sculpture Center, Modern Art Museum Fort Worth, The Menil Collection, Crow Collection of Asian Art, and the Perot.  http://dentonarts.com/exhibitions/

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Triplets – Reborn at the Small Gallery


Triplets~reborn ​Opening Reception on Saturday, September 17th, 6:00-9:30 pm.
Small Gallery is celebrating it’s 3 year anniversary with wine, music and art! Three years ago the Small Gallery opened its doors. The first exhibit was “Triplets”. This being our 3 year anniversary it is only fitting that The Small Gallery is opening a show called “Triplets~ reborn” September 17 from 6-9:30. Please join us!

We have three treats for you!

Music: Colin Boyd
singer, songwriter, and all around good guy will entertain us.
Wine: Catherine Missildine
is generously providing wine from the Boisset Collection
Art: Triplets~reborn
Each artist will be sharing three pieces of their original art.

Participating artists:
Tim Blackburn, Jim Bowman, Maureen Brouillette, Brett Dyer, Enrique Fernandez Cervañtes, Roberta Masciarelli, Nan Martin, Chuck McCarter, Tina Medina, Jeff Parrott, T. Stone, Jonathan Syltie and Roy Vance.

The Small Gallery is located in the west wing of Valley View @ 13331 Preston Rd., in Dallas (LBJ/Preston).

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Dog Days at SLANT


Artists are keen observers of life, and many are inspired by the bond humans develop with their animal friends. The ‘Dog Days’ art exhibition will offer a glimpse into the memorable moments when animals become muse.  Please join us for an art reception on Saturday, August 20 from 6:00-9:00 pm.

During the reception we will be collecting gently used clean blankets, towels, toys (no rawhide please), and treats for our furry friends to share with Take Me Home Pet Rescue, a local group that is passionate about animal rescue.

Participating artists include:
Rita Barnard, Sarah Barnett, Anya Bosworth, Vicki Charlotta, Brett Dyer, Angela Faz, Enrique Fernandez Cervantes, Sylvia Gaines, Heather Griffin, Rebecca Guy, Yuki Hall, Laurie Mahoney, Patricia McMillan, Margo Miller, Sara Sealander, Madelyn Sneed, Jose Vargas, Cheryl Vorhis, and Marie Williams.

Slant is located inside the west wing of Valley View mall (LBJ/Preston) at 13331 Preston Rd., in Dallas, Texas.


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1•2•3 at the Small Gallery May 21

You are invited to join the Small Gallery for an opening reception titled 1•2•3

An opening reception will be held during the Midtown Artwalk on Saturday, May 21, from 6:00-9:00 pm.

The Small Gallery is located in the west wing of Valley View at 13331 Preston Rd. (Preston/LBJ).

1. John P. Irizarry – 
As an artist my paintings are dramatic like my personality. My abstractions call for your undivided attention. My sense of space is simple but fresh. The paintings are liberating fantasies where animated shapes meet color, lines and form to pull together as structural manifestations of a dream like state. I strive for each painting to succeed in constant movement and add energy to the viewers of my work.
2. Art in Venezuela –
We present expressions that represent a small snapshot of the Art in Venezuela, from the perspective of its creators.  The observer will find common themes, those that are part of what being “Venezolano” means. “The objective of art is not to adorn but to transcend…A piece of art is the eternity”. 
 – Oswaldo Vigas
3. Sammy Thomason
At a pen turning club meeting a member showed me a pen made with watch parts. I had to know where he got all of the parts and how he did it. “Go to the Internet and enter steampunk” was all he said. A new world was opened to me! Victorian Science Fiction. Where have you been all of my life? Wood, metal, brass, clocks, steam power, and gears, doesn’t get any better!

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Beautiful Souls: Artwork By Sierra Barnes April 29


Beautiful Souls: Artwork By Sierra Barnes 

We are excited to have a brand new artist for this upcoming show.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Sierra Barnes offers the kind of beautiful art that

pairs well with honoring the sacred energy of the feminine. Join us for an

opening reception from 7-10 p.m. April 29 at Art Is Life Studio.
At 19 years old, Sierra is self-taught artist born and raised in Dallas, Texas.

In 2002 she was diagnosed with Craniopharyngioma, a type of brain tumor

derived from pituitary gland embryonic tissue. This as well as other obstacles

and challenges in her life have not stopped her from pursuing her artistic passion.

It has instead inspired and motivated her as an artist as well as a person.
“Nobody’s perfect but everyone has beauty within them.

These pieces of art I have created were inspired by my own

struggles and experiences,” Sierra said.

Sierra is also a writer and writes a poem to go along with every single

piece of art she creates. Each of them are hand-written and attached

to the back of the painting.
“This art show is about how we are the souls within us and not just our

bodies,” Sierra said. “We can find beauty within our flaws and

imperfections. We judge one another and we sometimes judge ourselves.”

We look forward to seeing you. There will be light snacks served as well as

non-alcoholic beverages keeping in the studio’s mission of providing a

safe, sober space for individuals in recovery. 

Where: Art Is Life Studio 1200 E Collins Blvd, #106 Richardson, Texas 75081

When: April 29, 2016 7pm – 10pm

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/704467703026355/

Sierra Barnes Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/artistsierrabarnes/

Art Is Life Studio Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/artislifestudio/timeline


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La Hoya Glass Studio Open House April 9

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La Hoya Glass Artists – Open House
Saturday, April 9 from 3PM – 7 PM
401 International Parkway, Suite 108
Richardson, TX 75081

Visit our beautiful new studio and gallery, meet the artists and see our recent work.
La Hoya is the studio home of 12 independent fused glass artists.

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Beginnings reception Feb. 20 at the Small Gallery


BEGINNINGS exhibit – Artwalk Reception: Saturday, February 20, 6:00-9:00 pm

With resolutions and things we want to change comes a new beginning. As Rita Barnard, owner of The Small Gallery likes to say, “the New Year is the first year of the rest of your life”.

​Celebrate life changing experiences, face fears that have held you back, tend to relationships that have been neglected, look for a more meaningful life, step out of your comfort zone, try new things, etc. Please join us for the February Artwalk reception for the Beginnings exhibit at The Small Gallery.

Featuring:  Charles Arnold, Hannah Elliott, Norman Kary, Ashley Milow, David McCullough, Kenna Prior​
The Small Gallery is located on the second level in the west wing of Dallas Midtown (Valley View) @ 13331 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75240 (Preston/LBJ)
This event is free and open to the public.

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The Invited at SLANT


Please join us for an ARTwalk reception on Saturday, October 17 from 6:00-10:00 pm where Slant presents ‘The Invited’ – an invitational exhibit featuring original works from some of our favorite local artists.

Featured artists include: Steve O. Black, Letitia Huckaby, John Irizarry, Nan Martin, Chris Merlick, Jefferson Muncy, Gerardo Robles, Josh Schoemaker, Silvia Thornton, and Bob Willett.

To learn more about SLANT, please visit our website at

Like us on Facebook at

Slant is located in the west wing of Dallas Midtown (Valley View) at
13331 Preston Rd., #2218 | Dallas, TX 75240 (Preston/LBJ)

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Ricochet 15: “Celebrating Edge-to-Edge Creativity” in Richardson Oct. 16 & 17


AIR (Arts Incubator of Richardson) and Richardson Symphony Orchestra (RSO) present


“Celebrating Edge-to-Edge Creativity”


October 16-17, 2015

Various venues throughout the City of Richardson, Texas


Ricochet15 is a city-wide focus on the arts featuring arts organizations, individual artists and other creatives in the region. Presented as a collaborative effort between AIR (Arts Incubator of Richardson) and the Richardson Symphony Orchestra (RSO), Ricochet15 is the basis for creating a “culture map” of the City while also creating awareness for National Arts & Humanities Month in October.

Ricochet15 is designed to be an annual event focused on the arts and creativity.

From a kickoff social event on Friday night to all-day events on Saturday (10:00am – 5:00pm – all FREE), the ricochet effect will be exhibited as lovers of all types of creativity go from place to place across Richardson enjoying and engaging in a variety of creative activities. The different venues (parks, retail, sidewalk, schools) will exemplify the long-range strategic plan for the arts’ concept of creative clusters and public art.

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Kickoff party:

Friday, October 16, 7:00-10:00pm

Venue: SpringHill Suites by Marriott

3251 E. President George Bush Turnpike

Richardson TX 75082

Tickets are $20/person, adults only, through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/tx– richardson/ricochet15/?view=list


Food: BBQ from Ten50BBQ and pizza and salad from i Fratelli

Craft beer: Four Bullets Brewery in Richardson

Entertainment: The award-winning Jolie Holliday Trio


Ricochet15 Events on Saturday, October 17 (all free and family-friendly!):

Venues range from the University of Texas at Dallas to Alamo Drafthouse Cinema/DFW to McKamy Spring Park and all sorts of spots in between. At each venue there will be a variety of activities and performances exemplifying the artistic and creative vibe that “is” Richardson. Home base for the event is the Richardson Public Library where there will be a major yarn bombing, information desk, and a temporary public art installation of “BIRD” in partnership with sculptor Brad Oldham.

While Brad Oldham’s “BIRD” graces the exterior of the library near the city hall fountain, a group of artists from Urban Sketchers will be sketching the scene for the day as well as a plethora of plein air artists will capture the natural beauty of the area.

To the northeast, at Crowley Park, there will be a daylong PopUP Art Event coupled with various musical events during the day. Seven artists will be exhibiting and selling their works and musical accompaniment will be provided by ensembles from Lone Star Wind Orchestra as well as Casmi and Company and others.

Heading south around noon, stop at Four Bullets Brewery, Richardson Food Truck Park or Tavern on Main Street to satisfy those creative hunger pangs.

Venture on south afterwards to Richland College and enjoy the steel drum band, dance performances and create some art with Chartreuse using recycled and repurposed materials. Make a swing by McKamy Spring Park to hear a string quartet from the RSO, the Contemporary Chorale and a theatrical display by actors from the Richardson Theatre Centre. There will be no drought of things artistic and creative to do at Ricochet15! [See complete listing of venues and activities at the end of this release.] Event maps will be distributed the week of October 5 at the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, the Richardson Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and the Richardson Public Library.


The RSO and AIR developed Ricochet15 having received a 50% challenge grant from the City of Richardson Cultural Arts Commission to create a new collaborative arts initiative that would bring greater awareness of the arts, as well as bring artists and arts organizations together.

Major underwriters are Alamo Drafthouse Cinema/DFW and Richardson Living magazine. Other sponsors include Hall Financial Group, Corner Bakery, Ebby Halliday Realtors, Four Bullets Brewery, iFratelli Pizza, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Ten50BBQ and Brown Graphics.

For more information, contact: Kitty Goddard, AIR President

972.690.1355 kitty@artsincubatorrichardson.org http://www.artsincubatorrichardson.org


Laurie Garvie

Executive Director and President, Richardson

Symphony Orchestra

972.234.4195 phone      972.238.7514 fax lgarvie@richardsonsymphony.org


Ricochet15 social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: Ricochet_15


Ricochet15 Locations / Events Saturday, October 17, 2015 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Richardson, Texas


Richland College – all day – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

12800 Abrams Road

  • Chartreuse – hands-on art activities using recycled/repurposed materials
  • Steel Drums (Richland musicians)
  • Various performances including dance and theatre throughout the day


University of Texas / Dallas – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

800 West Campbell Road

  • Jindal School of Management
  • Artwork to visit – Bowman, Oldham and McGreal sculptures
  • ATEC Lobby – various performances including dance, theatre and video exhibits
  • Coloring station


Alamo Drafthouse 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

100 South Central Expressway

  • Yarn bomb bike racks and columns
  • Performance in lobby – Avant Chamber Ballet with RSO musician accompaniment
  • Coloring station on patio
  • Chalk artists to embellish sidewalks at Alamo Drafthouse and Half Price Books – theme

“Goosebumps” the series

  • Rich-Tones to perform as flash mob in Heights Village


Richardson Library – all day outdoors – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

900 Civic Center Drive

12:00 – 4:00 p.m. indoors – Basement Program Room

  • Temporary installation of public art – “BIRD” in partnership with sculptor Brad Oldham
  • Yarn Bomb in Reading Garden and Front Entrance
  • Information Center
  • Corner Bakery to distribute cookies and lemonade from 2:00-4:00
  • Performances in Program Room – Chamberlain Ballet, Pegasus Theatre, Dallas Chinese Community Center – art demonstration


Northrich Park – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

1301 Custer Road

  • Storyteller/puppeteer – Lynn Baskind
  • Coloring station


McKamy Spring Park Pavilion – 2:00-5:00 p.m.

744 Brick Row (North of Spring Valley / east of Central – on Brick Row property)

  • RSO String Quartet – 2:00 -3:30 pm
  • Richardson Theater Center – 3:30 – 4:15pm
  • Contemporary Chorale – 4:15 – 5:00pm


Richardson Dog Park (Barkway) – 10:00 am – noon

SW corner of George Bush Freeway and Central Expressway access road

  • Caricature Artist – pets and their people
  • Recorded music presented by Alchemy Music Academy


West Junior High’s Visual Arts Magnet – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

1309 Holly Drive

  • Hands-on art activities – teacher and student-led


Crowley Park – all day – 10:00 am – 5:00pm

  • PopUp Art festival featuring artists Liz Conrad, mixed media; Ginny Marsh, stoneware and porcelain vessels; Carrie Fox and Tya-Mae Julien, photography; drawings by student Olivia Yost; sketch artist Edwin Chavez; fused glass artist and sculptor, Nan Phillips.
  • Lone Star Wind Orchestra ensemble – 1:00 – 2:00 pm
  • Casmi and Company musical group


Huffhines Park

  • Yarn bombing of grove of trees


Richardson Mercantile – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Dal Rich Village, 101 S. Coit Rd #50

  • Academic Suspension – band composed of Collin College professors
  • Poetry Slam (Collin College professors)


Food and watering spots:

Four Bullets – Watering spot – afternoon only / noon – 6:00 pm

640 N. Interurban St.


Food Truck Park – Feeding and watering spot

522 Bishop Ave.

  • Dyer St. Band to perform here – noon – 2:00 pm


Tavern on Main Street – Feeding and watering spot

115 E. Main St.


Also open for browsing during the day are The Bonny Studio, The Encaustic Center and O’Keefe Studio Center, plus these three studios are hosting an Open House that evening from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. All are located at 580 W Arapaho Rd, Richardson 75080.


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The HELMET Project | Gary Chapman


The HELMET Project | Gary Chapman

August 7- September 18, 2015

Meadows Gallery at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts

Opening Reception Friday, August 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The Greater Denton Arts Council presents its upcoming exhibition, The HELMET Project. Based on a series of twelve paintings and photographs, The HELMET Project depicts helmeted figures installed in interesting and provocative locations. Gary Chapman received his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BA and BS from Berea College. He is currently Professor of Painting & Drawing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This exhibition will be on display August 8 – September 18 in the Meadows Gallery at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts. A $5 admission donation is requested for this special exhibition.

For full exhibition information please visit dentonarts.com. For more information Chapman’s work, please visit garychapmanart.com

Thumbnail image: Gary Chapman, THP-G3, 2011

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CHILL – a really cool exhibit at SLANT


CHILL a really cool exhibit Opening Reception Saturday, July 18, 6-10pm

The summer is hot in Texas. SLANT is cooling things off with artist’s interpretations of the word chill. Be cool and come join us at an opening reception on Saturday, July 18, 6-10 pm.

SLANT is located in the west wing of the Dallas Midtown art community at 13331 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX (Valley View @ LBJ/Preston)

Additional view times are Tues-Sat, 1:00-6:00 pm through September 12.

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Abstract vs. Narrative opens July 18 at the Small Gallery


Abstract vs. Narrative is an art exhibit that will feature photographs as example of narrative, while abstract will be represented by abstract painters. Art is seen, deciphered, enjoyed and experienced differently by each viewer. Narrative art tells a story, abstract art lets you make up your own story.

Join us for an opening reception on Saturday, July 18, 6:00-9:30 pm. Additional view times are Tues-Sat, 1:00-6:00 pm through September 12.

The Small Gallery is located in the west wing of the Dallas Midtown art community at 13331 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX (Valley View @ LBJ/Preston)


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Facets Exhibit Reception at Elm Street Studio


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Watercolor paintings by Connie Logan Levsen

Exhibit: March 27 to May 30

Reception:  Friday, April 24, 6 to 8 pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 1 to 5 pm

Saturday, 10 am to Noon

Watercolor paintings by Connie Logan Levsen
From weapons to watercolors…see how one Artist went from a 30-year career in law enforcement to painting the delicate facets of crystal vases, tea-cups, and vintage quilts.  This solo exhibition of Connie Logan Levsen is on view until May 30. A reception is scheduled for April 24 from 6-8pm.

From the artist:

I think of my paintings as a “moment in time” depicting ordinary objects and extraordinary people.  My artwork does not take critical views of social, political or cultural issues.  I strive to paint interesting objects and people using vivid colors and light, simply because I find it enjoyable and challenging.

I have always loved art, but like most I spent most of my time and energy earning a living in a more traditional way.  In 2008 I retired after 30 years plus in law enforcement.  Now I have time to paint…and paint…and paint.

See more examples of Levsen’s work at

E l m  S t r e e t  S t u d i o

A portion of art sale proceeds will benefit the

The Tarrant Area Food Bank

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Reduce – Reuse – Recycle


Recycling, reusing, and repurposing has long been an important issue. We have become a “throw away” society. Excess has become a way of life. When is enough going to be enough? In response to wasting our natural resources, many artists have become assemblage sculptors and painters.

This exhibit honors those artists who have expressed themselves creatively through the use of mixed media and recycled materials.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 15 from 6:00-9:00 pm
Exhibit on display through January 10th.
For additional information and view times, please visit our website at:

The Small Gallery is located in the west wing at Dallas Midtown (Valley View) at 13331 Preston Rd., in Dallas (LBJ & Preston).


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Words: Unbound Oct. 18


‘Words: Unbound’ puts the writing on the wall with visual translations of the many ways words inspire and influence our lives.

If you missed the opening reception, a ‘second chance’ reception takes place Saturday, October 18 from 6:00-10:00 pm during the Dallas Midtown Artwalk.

An open mic will be available during the reception, for poets and wordsmiths to share their creative readings throughout the evening.

Participating artists: Derrick White, Susan Swaim, Steve Danner, VET, Sheila Cunningham, Madelyn Sneed, Bradley Strickland, Rita Barnard, Laurie Mahoney, Karen Jacobi, April Greenlee, Vicki Charlotta, Sharon Neel Bagley, Jacque Forsher.

Additional view times now through November 7: Fridays 6-8p, Saturdays 12-6p, & Sundays 12-4p

SLANT is located in the west wing of the Dallas Midtown art community at Valley View, 13331 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75240 (@ LBJ/Preston.)

Image: ‘Return to Pooh Corner’ (mixed media) © April Greenlee 2014

‘Lessons – Things My Father Taught Me, He Didn’t Mean To’ – ©Derrick White 2014

‘Lessons – Things My Father Taught Me, He Didn’t Mean To’ – ©Derrick White 2014

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Rich Avila: Impending Moments


Mokah Gallery presents Rich Avila’s drawings in “Impending Moments”, a unique installation that highlights his search to find meaning in the constant struggle that is human interaction, and as a result, creates beautiful yet grotesque figures that toe a fine line between intimate and ominous.

Closing Reception: September 20, 2014 5-8pm.  Artist talk at 6:30.  Part of the Deep Ellum Fall 2014 Art Walk.

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Contact: Abby Bagby, Curator, Mokah Gallery


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Hot & Sweaty 3 June 14 – 21


Hot and Sweaty 3: The Open Show
Announcing 500x’s annual unjuried OPEN SHOW
Opening: June 14th 7-10pm
500X Gallery | 500 Expositon Ave. | Dallas | TX | 75226 | 500x.org


Corbin Hollis Choate will have a new painting on exhibit at the 500X Gallery. The painting “Ballet-2” is part of the gallery’s annual “Hot & Sweaty” exhibit and will be on display from June 14th – June 21st. Visit the 500X Gallery’s website for more information.



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“Song” opening reception May 17

“Song”  will exhibit art that explores the way certain pieces of music resonate with each artist. In this is an interactive exhibit where each work of art will represent a song. During the exhibit the names of the songs will be unknown. The participant to “name that tune” matching the most pieces with a song will win four tickets to AMC Opening reception May 17th from 6 – 9pm. 

Music will be provided by musician, composer and performer – John Hooper

Participating artists
matt bagleyrebecca boatmanchris brownenrique fernandez cervantes 
vicki charlottaroy ciriglianasteve dannerbrett dyerjacque forsher 
linda gossettrebecca guyjanis hefleyabi hernandezanne hines
james hinklerobert holdcarmen kelleyliz londonderrill madiscyndi macdonnelldavid mccolloughmichael mckenziejudith perkinsmadelyn sneed pam sternsharon stevensont. stonegregory troikroy vance

Exhibit runs through July 12th

The Small Gallery http://smallgallery.weebly.com

Located in Midtown @ Valley View
13331 Preston Rd. 
| Suite 2242 | Dallas, TX (LBJ & Preston)
(find us in the west wing on the 2nd level at Valley View)


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A compulsion is an excessive activity or mental exercise, often performed without reason or logic. It is an irresistible urge to act. Join us for an opening reception for ‘Compulsions’, an exhibit featuring works of art that reflect on compulsive behaviors, or are compulsive in nature due to the artist’s method of creation.

Following the opening reception, which is Saturday, March 15 from 6-10pm during the Midtown ArtWalk, additional view times are Fridays 6-8pm, Saturdays 12-6pm, and Sundays 12-4pm through May 9.

Participating artists: Matt Bagley, Rita Barnard, Lynne Buchanan, Neena Buxani, Jacque Forsher, April Greenlee, Karen Jacobi, Lisa Luera, Laurie Mahoney, Michael McKenzie, Sharon Neel-Bagley, Emily Schlenker, Sammy Thomason, VET, Carrie Wilson, & Emily Yandell.

SLANT | 13331 Preston Rd., #2218 | Dallas, TX
(in the Midtown artist community at Valley View)


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Cowboys & Indians Reception Feb. 15


We played Cowboys and Indians as children. In Texas these games were ingrained in us as part of our culture. We were not told the real story of Cowboys or Indians. Many countries still believe that Cowboys wear Stetsons, western shirts. huge belt buckles, boots and spurs. This show will represent the Indian culture as well as take a peek at some more humorous Cowboy images.

Join us for a reception on Saturday, February 15 from 6-10pm at The Small Gallery
(13331 Preston Rd., located in the Midtown art community inside Valley View Mall at Preston/LBJ)


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The Frida Show – in February


Mention the iconic Frida Kahlo today and one conjures up images of an elaborate floral hairdo, photos with a pet monkey, and a woman of distracting beauty. Despite the colorful images we envision, Kahlo’s life was filled with emotional and physical turmoil, which led her to paint the surrealistic story of her life.

Featuring original works from 18 local artists, The Frida Show is an eclectic exhibit honoring the influence, passion, and inspiration of the iconic Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo.
Join us for a reception at Slant on Saturday, February 15, 6-10 pm,  during the Midtown Artwalk (at 13331 Preston Rd, inside Valley View Mall at Preston/LBJ). http://slantx.weebly.com

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Write a Letter to Frida


Are you inspired by the iconic Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo? If so, why not tell her?

We are looking for postcards, letters, journal pages,sketches, and
notes written personally to Frida, sharing with her how she has influenced or inspired you.

There are no rules or guidelines, because that’s how Frida would have liked it. Simply create your note, and send it to us by January 11 (not a postmark date).
Or, slip it under our door if you’re at Valley View (suite #2218). You can even email it to us if you prefer (slantx@outlook.com)

We will accept your notes on behalf of Frida, in hopes of sharing and using them in a window display at our upcoming exhibit titled ‘The Frida Show’, which opens January 18 during the Midtown ArtWalk from 6-10pm. If you would like your letter returned after the exhibit, please include a self addressed stamped envelope.

Please mail your letters to the address shown below:

SLANT / Attn: Frida
13331 Preston Rd., #2218
Dallas, TX 75240

or email to slantx@outlook.com

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Pair of events at Richland College mark JFK assassination


Richland College will present a pair of art events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

On Nov. 21, Richland will host a lecture by Chicago-based artist Lou Mallozzi on his latest exhibit, Peers. http://rlc5.dcccd.edu/gallery/lou-mallozzi-peers/ Nov. 21, 3 p.m. Wichita Hall, WH103



On Nov. 22, Richland will open “Plum Pudding Peanut Island (Gilligan’s Squaw Fire Island II)” by LA-based artist Vincent Ramos in the Brazos Gallery. http://rlc5.dcccd.edu/gallery/vincent-ramos-plum-pudding-peanut-island-gilligans-squaw-fire-island-ii/ Nov. 22 – Dec. 20

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CONTAINED-an exhibit that thinks inside the box


From the mundane to the sacred, there are many forms of containment that can be found in our daily lives; from the familiar cup that holds your coffee, to an heirloom photo in a treasured locket. Clothing contains our bodies as our subconscious contains our dreams, all the while we build ships in bottles, and wrap gifts in boxes. From the womb that holds us in the beginning, to the urn that contains our ashes in the end; it seems we prefer our belongings, bodies, thoughts, and sometimes even our lives to be contained.

You are invited to join us for a reception on Saturday, November 16 from 6-10pm. Event is free. For more information please visit http://slantx.weebly.com/whats-next.html or email slantx@outlook.com.

Exhibit remains on display November 16-January 11. Additional view times include Fridays 6-8pm, Saturdays 12-6pm, and Sundays 12-4pm.

SLANT | 13331 Preston Rd., #2218 | Dallas, TX
(in the Midtown artist community at Valley View)


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Pastel Society of the Southwest 32nd Annual Juried Show


Pastel Society of the Southwest (PSSW) cordially invites you to its 32nd Annual National Juried Exhibit held Nov. 4-30, 2013. Exhibit will be at the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Grapevine at 636 South Main St. in Grapevine, TX. Reception and Awards will be on Sunday, Nov. 3rd from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Website: pssw.info

“Longhorn” by Kim Hill (below) is an award winning entry from our 2012 show.

Kim Hill Longhorn

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“3 to Tango” Exhibit by SBM Artists

SBM posterExhibit dates March 20-April 20

When life brought these three South American women to Dallas, it was not obvious how much they had in common given their very different personalities and backgrounds. Dancing tango was one of the first activities that Sabrina, Barbara and Miriam embraced together. The music of the tango first conquered their hearts, then inspired their art.

Tango is explosive emotions, meticulous calculation, spontaneous synchronicity, creative interpretation… Qualities that these three artists bring to life in each of the paintings chosen for this show.

PFAMILY ARTS, 4017 Preston Rd #544, Plano TX pfamilyarts.org

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