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Art Exhibit: Come Together – in honor of Black History Month

Come Together is an exhibit and interactive art program celebrating Black History Month at Blue House Too, a non-profit art gallery supporting local artists.

February 2 – 25, 2018

Come Together features local African-American artists:
– JD Moore
– Quincy Conwell
– Barbara J. Mason
– Ernie Benton
– Ken Wesley
– Reyon Nurse

The exhibit also features the winners of the MLK Student Art Contests in Allen ISD and Plano ISD, as well as an exhibit of photographs from rallies and marches with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., throughout the south, during the 1960’s.

Visitors can take part in an interactive art project, creating a woven work symbolic of coming together.

For more information about the special programs planned during this exhibit, follow us on social media @bluehousetoo or visit our website bluehousetoo.org.

Gallery Hours:
Wed – Fri: 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturdays: 1 pm –  pm
Sundays: 1 pm – 6 pm

Submitted by Blue House Too. Email: bluehousetoo@allenartsalliance.org

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES: 9 X 12, Budapest Environmental Project


9 X 12 (22.9X30.5cm), Budapest

Environmental Project

Deadline: 01/03/18 (March 1, 2018)

Artworks on or of paper may be any size, but MUST fit in a 9 X 12 (22.9X30.5cm) envelope. Unmatted, unframed photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, cast or folded paper, multimedia or digital prints.

For more information and Application Form please email to:


Submitted by Beata Szechy. Email: bszechy@yahoo.com

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Art Exhibition: The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin

Art Exhibition: The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin

Date: January 26 – February 19, 2018

Adress: Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Business Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM

The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin is a traveling photographic exhibition about the life and work of Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009), one of the nation’s most important and influential landscape architects. The exhibition, which debuted at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., is organized and curated by The Cultural Landscape Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit. Created in 2016 during the centennial anniversary of Halprin’s birth, the exhibition features 56 newly commissioned photographs by leading landscape photographers of dozens of Halprin’s major works, ranging from recently rediscovered residential projects created early in his career in the 1950s to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C. capstone projects such as the Yosemite Falls approach and Stern Grove in San Francisco; it also includes Heritage Park Plaza in Fort Worth. The exhibition both honors the influential designer and calls attention to the need for informed and effective stewardship of his irreplaceable legacy.

For more information about this exhibition: http://www.fwcac.com/?exhibition_detail/5577

Image 1:  Lawrence Halprin at The Sea Ranch, 2008. Courtesy The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Photo –© Charles A. Birnbaum.

Image 2: Levi’s Plaza, San Francisco, CA, 2016. Courtesy The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Photo –© Marion Brenner.


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Angelika Ejtel: Photography Is Poetry – Solo Show Opening August 26th at Stage West Theatre in Fort Worth

I am pleased to announce my solo show “PHOTOGRAPHY IS POETRY: Select Works from 2015” supported by Stage West Theater in Fort Worth, Texas.

“PHOTOGRAPHY IS POETRY: Select Works from 2015” will showcase my conceptual self-portraits I created in 2015 that belong to my most significant ongoing project to date named “photography is poetry”. The collection will include nine works (three pieces from three different series), all inspired by the poetry of a famous Polish poet H. Poswiatowska.

The exhibition will be on view from August 24th through September 24th, 2017 with a Giveaway Evening held on the Opening Night of a new play titled “The Royal Society Of Antarctica” Saturday, August 26th from 7 PM up till curtain at the West Gallery of the Stage West Theater in Fort Worth, TX.


West Gallery (located at Stage West)
821 W Vickery Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Giveaway Evening
Saturday, August 26th, 2017
7 PM -7.50 PM

All the works will be available for purchase; some profits will benefit Stage West Theater.


Submitted by Angelika Ejtel. Email: angela20620@gmail.com

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Katherine Bernhardt at the Modern


The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents
FOCUS: Katherine Bernhardt      
April 8-July 9, 2017
For a review of the show, see Nancy Zastudil’s article at Arts + Culture Texas: Funny (But Not Too Funny): Katherine Bernhardt at The Modern http://artsandculturetx.com/funny-but-not-too-funny-katherine-bernhardt-at-the-modern/

The FOCUS series is organized by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for the Director’s Council, a group that supports acquisitions at the Museum. The series features three solo exhibitions annually, organized by Assistant Curator Alison Hearst. FOCUS exhibitions are open to the public and are included in general museum admission: $10 for adults; $4 for seniors (60+) and students with identification; free for children 12 and under; free for Modern members.

In Katherine Bernhardt’s recent “pattern” paintings, various objects from everyday life repeat within a single composition. The combinations are often humorous, such as in the frankly titled Windex cigarettes basketball, 2016, where the three items repeat and float flatly atop a solid ground of cobalt blue. Emojis, Aquafresh toothpaste, cigarettes, Duracell batteries, and Sharpies are among the subjects Bernhardt paints using simplified, gestural forms. Drawn to these objects for their visual qualities more than for their thematic connections to one another, Bernhardt’s compositions, or “patterns,” are primarily driven by her interest in color and form.
Bernhardt combines opposing styles and methods within any given canvas. For example, her backgrounds are abstract, thin pools of acrylic paint, while her figurative foregrounds are executed with spray paint, forming sketchy, drippy silhouettes. By combining lush washes of color with spray-painted illustrations, her works have diverse passages that simultaneously resemble color field painting and graffiti.
West African, Moroccan, and Caribbean textiles are strong influences, as Bernhardt states: “My interest is in Dutch wax printing on African fabrics, so that’s what I’ve been influenced by. They have all these funny combinations of things that wouldn’t necessarily go together — sunglasses and birds, or whatever it might be.” Her paintings are also inspired by travel; in the large-scale Untitled, 2017, included in the exhibition, brightly hued pink and black toucans, bunches of yellow bananas, and neon pink papayas suggest a tropical scene and are subjects the artist introduced after visiting Puerto Rico. The birds and fruits are set against a swirling neon green, orange, and brown field and are surrounded by Doritos and cigarettes, another example of Bernhardt’s intermingling of incongruent items in a manner similar to the textiles that inspire her.
Bernhardt’s paintings also echo the hand-painted signs at bodegas and markets across the globe, which advertise everything from fresh produce to laundry detergent. Her works reflect on the images and goods we are surrounded by on a daily basis. The artist’s FOCUS exhibition at the Modern will feature eleven new paintings and a series of works on paper, each relating to her exploration of pattern and shape, which is rooted in ordinary subject matter but invigorated by Bernhardt’s cartoonish style and bold use of color. This is her first solo exhibition in Texas and her second museum exhibition to date.
Katherine Bernhardt was born in Saint Louis and currently lives in New York. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited widely across the globe, including recent solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum, Saint Louis; Carl Freedman Gallery, London; Venus over Manhattan, New York; CANADA, New York; Roberto Paradise, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Gallery Loyal, Stockholm. Bernhardt has participated in many group shows at such venues as the Atlanta Contemporary; Kunstforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen; Saatchi Gallery, London; Foundation Salomon, Annecy, France; Macro Future, Rome; and the Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp.


Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Fax 817.735.1161

Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm

General Admission Prices (includes special exhibitions)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday.

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Onward Forward reception May 13 at UD’s Haggerty Gallery

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ONWARD FORWARD is a juried exhibition featuring graduate students studying in Arlington, Dallas, Denton, and Fort Worth.  The exhibition will offer visitors an overview of the variety of perspectives that exist locally. Please join us as we showcase the next generation of DFW artists!  Opening reception will be May 13th from 4-7pm and the show will run May 11th-July 8th at the Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery at the University of Dallas.

Submitted by Christina Haley. Email: gallery@udallas.edu

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Call for Entries: 28th Annual VAST Member’s Exhibition

VAST sponsors this annual event to offer its members an important opportunity to enter their work in a juried exhibition that showcases members only.
The exhibit provides an excellent venue for the North Texas community to appreciate the high quality and diverse nature of art produced by area artists. Artists who are not already members of VAST can join for as little as $35 on the day entries are accepted.
Membership information:  http://www.vastarts.org/index.php/members
Best of Show $500
Total cash and merchandise awards $2225
2D and 3D work including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, fiber, graphics, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, metalworking, and wood. No installations.
All artwork must be original, not a copy of a painting or another image. No mechanical reproductions of original work. Only work completed in the last 36 months will be accepted.
Carter Scaggs received his BFA in Printmaking from the University of North Texas and his MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University. He has been teaching at Collin College since 1993. He teaches 2-D Studio courses, including 2-D Design, Figure Drawing I & II, and Printmaking I & II. As a second-generation artist/teacher, Scaggs has been involved in art education from an early age. His philosophy of teaching is based on what he remembers of his best teachers; they shared their knowledge, loved their craft and sought to help each student be successful.
Scaggs has exhibited his work in galleries and competitions throughout the U.S. He works with intaglio, relief and drawing processes. His work is decidedly narrative and attempts to document his subjective responses to significant events, figures, and objects. His artwork typically depicts allegorical, symbolic, and narrative scenes through which he hopes to convey the underlying and profound meaning within the world of which we live.
Monday, June 12th from 10 am – 12 noon, and 4 – 7 pm
June 12 Acceptance of Entries
June 14 Pick up unaccepted work from 10 am – 12 noon; 4 – 7 pm
June 16 Exhibition opens to the public
June 16 Reception 5:30-7:30pm
Awards Presentation 6:30pm
June 29 Exhibition closes at 5pm
June 30 Return of Work to Artists,10 am – 12 noon; 4 – 7 pm
Deanna Wood, Vice President of Exhibitions
972-345-9968 or vastMembersExhibition@gmail.com
Ellen Frenkel, co-chair
940-595-0784 or ellenfrenkel3@verizon.net

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

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Call For Entries: Kamme Art Scholarship Art Show and Festival

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Second Annual Kamme Art Scholarship Art Show and Festival! There will be a Juried show inside the studio, a pop-up art fair in the square, food trucks and live music.

All artists will compete for:
Best in Show: $150
Second Place: $100
Third Place: $50
Honorable Mention prizes for photography, sculpture/mixed media, painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor) and drawing/pastels (graphite, colored pencils, pen, etc.

Important dates:

Acceptance of entries: March 7-June 15 (for juried show. Booths might be extended)

Notification of acceptance, both jury show and booths:  June 25

Delivery of artwork to Kamme Art Gallery 304 Bolivar, Sanger TX 76266:

 July 9, 12-4 pm; July 10, 1-7pm

Scholarship Benefit July 15

This year’s judge is . Anne began her art studies when she was six, attending the adult classes of Gustav Likan at the Art School at Laguna Gloria in Austin, Texas. Mr. Likan’s daring work as a colorist influenced her greatly, and he mentored her until his death in 1998. Anne’s work also reflects the influence of traditional Japanese art and aesthetics which she encountered during an extended stay in Japan. Anne earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Austin College and three Master’s Degrees from Yale University: Religion and the Visual Arts, East Asian Studies, and the History of Art. She has taught studio art for 30 years, mentoring and preparing students for higher education and career opportunities in the visual arts. She also teaches art history at the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts and at SAIL (Collin College). Anne leads the Arts and Music Guild, and exhibits her work at The Cove, McKinney. You can visit her website at: www.anneroyer.com

The artist prospectus can be found at

Gallery: 304 Bolivar, Sanger, TX 76266


Tel: 940-300-6551

email: kamme_art@yahoo.com

Submitted by Kamme Art Gallery. Email: kamme_art@yahoo.com

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McKinney Juried Art Competition & Exhibition – $10,500 in Prizes

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The City of McKinney and McKinney Performing Arts Center is currently seeking submissions to our 6th Annual ‘Unique by Nature’ Juried Art Competition and Exhibition. This event was created to build a public and permanent art collection for the McKinney Performing Arts Center located in Historic Downtown McKinney.

Deadline: March 17,2017

Cash and purchase prizes totaling $10,500 will be distributed as follows:

  • One large scale work will be awarded an $8,000 Purchase Prize and will become part of MPAC’s permanent and public art collection. Eligible pieces must be 36″ or more in one dimension. To be considered for the Purchase Prize, artists must submit an online application. There is a $25 application fee to submit 3 works. All fees will be applied to prize pool and scholarships.
  • $2,500 in prize moneywill be divided among 5 works of art chosen by the judge including one Young Artist Award. Size restrictions apply. Artists interested in submitting work to be considered for the Cash Prize must deliver their submissions in person on Saturday, March 25. There is a $20 application fee to submit 2 works. All fees will be applied to prize pool and scholarships.



Other Considerations:

  • 2017 Purchase Prize submissions will be juried by a four-person panel. 10 semi-finalists will be selected in consideration for the Purchase Prize.
  • Prize winners will be chosen by 2017 judge, Robert Jessup, Chair of the Department of Studio Art at UNT, College of Visual Arts & Design.
  • ‘Unique by Nature’ is open to professional and emerging artists who are legal residents of the United States and at some point have been residents of Texas.
  • Entrants must be at least 17 years of age by May 2017.
  • Artists may price their work for sale during the exhibit. Sales will be handled by MPAC minus a 25% commission. All commissions collected by McKinney Performing Arts Center will be used to purchase additional art work or to fund future competitions.
  • Staff and volunteers will use care in handling the work; however, we are not responsible for losses or damages. Artists may consider insuring their work based on its value.


Dec 30 – Online ‘Call for Artists’ Open – Purchase Prize entries only
Mar 17 – Online entry submission deadline at 7 p.m. – Purchase Prize entries only
Mar 23 – Notification of Finalists for Purchase Prize
Mar 25 – Delivery of work
Apr 1 – Awards Reception
Apr 1-22 – Exhibition
Apr 7-9 – Downtown McKinney’s Arts in Bloom – Spring Arts & Wine Festival
Apr 23 – Retrieve work

Submitted by Amy Rosenthal. Email: arosenthal@mckinneytexas.org

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Hans Van de Bovenkamp Opening Reception March 4th


Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to announce the opening reception for sculptor Hans Van de Bovenkamp’s exhibition “Through Time”. Van de Bovenkamp will be in attendance at the opening reception on March 4th and the exhibition will be on view until April 3, 2017.

Hans Van de Bovenkamp
Through Time
March 4th from 5-8pm
Featuring an intimate lecture from the artist at 6:30pm
Don’t miss Hans Van de Bovenkamp‘s exhibition Through Time,
which will feature over 30 years of sculpture and works on paper.

Exhibition will be on view until April 3, 2017.

Samuel Lynne Galleries
1105 Dragon St. | Dallas, TX 75207 | www.SamuelLynne.com

| 214.965.9027

Learn About Hans Van de Bovenkamp


Submitted by Madzie MacVaugh. Email: madzie@volkpr.com

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MTV Re:Define 2017 | Confirmed Artist Release 01


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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Tyler Shields: Provocateur opens Jan. 7


Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to invite you to the opening reception for photographer Tyler Shields’ exhibition “Provocateur” on January 7, 2017 from 5-8pm. Shields will be in attendance at the opening reception, which will also serve as a launch for his latest book Provocateur. The exhibition will be on view until February 11, 2017.

Tyler Shields is known for his unique brand of volatile and off-handed celebrity photography and has come to be recognized as “Hollywood’s Favorite Photographer.” The meaning behind his work goes so much deeper than the famous faces and materials inhabiting it. Often using dark and controversial subject matter, his photography challenges convention, forcing the viewer to contemplate the true nature of human existence.



1105 Dragon Street

Dallas, TX 75207



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Grand Finale Celebrating CAC’s 50th Anniversary to be Held October 9 at City Performance Hall


EVENT:  Creative Arts Center Honors Founder Octavio Medellín with the Debut of Driving Tour & Map
WHEN:  Sunday, October 9 from 3 to 5pm during Hispanic Heritage Month
WHERE:  City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora, Dallas Arts District
EVENT: Celebrating its 50th anniversary,the Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) is hosting its culminating event honoring its founder, Octavio Medellín, with the debut of the Octavio Medellín Driving Tour & Map printed in English and Spanish.  The map features locations of Medellin’s significant public and institutional work that can be found throughout North Texas, including the City Performance Hall, Love Field, the Dallas Museum of Art, The Joule Hotel, the Meadows Museum of Art and other locations.   In addition to the debut of the fun cartoon map, the event will feature key speakers including elected officials, representatives from the Office of Cultural Affairs and Southern Methodist University where Medellín’s archives are maintained.
There will also be an exhibition of key work from Medellín at the City Performance Hall on view through December 1presented by the Dallas Adopt-A-Monument Fund of The Dallas Foundation.  Entertainment during the event includes a brief play commissioned presented by Teatro Flor Candela, focusing on a mock conversation between Frida Kahlo and Medellín who were both born in 1907; the W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy Student Mariachi Band; dancers from Alegre Ballet Folklórico and drop-in art activities presented by CAC’s Art as a Second Language program.  The event is free and open to the public.
FUNDERS/SPONSORS:  Media sponsors for the event are The Dallas Morning News/Al Dia, Univision and Arts & Culture Magazine with additional support from the City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs, City Performance Hall, Latino Cultural Center and Humanities Texas.  Additional sponsors for the event are Ben E. Keith Co.; Center for the Advancement & Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA); Dallas Arts District; Dallas Downtown, Inc.; Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Co; Gensler; Hall Group; Thompson & Knight LLP and Trinity Ceramics Supply Co.
The 50th anniversary year began at the Latino Cultural Center with the retrospective The Legacy of Octavio Medellín:  His Life & Influence followed by CAC’s signature fundraiser, the Blue Plate Special in April.  Honorary Co-Chairs for CAC’s 50th anniversary are Patricia B. Meadows and Gail Sachson with Todd C. Hedrick serving as the event chair.
About CAC: CAC is now located on a two-acre campus off of Ferguson Road in White Rock Hills, four miles east of downtown Dallas.  Last year, more than 1,500 students took more than 500 classes and workshops at CAC. As a nonprofit community arts organization and school of visual arts geared to working artists and adult students of all skill levels, CAC is an incubator for emerging artists.
octabiomedellinAbout Octavio Medellin: Octavio Medellín’s life and art embody the powerful narrative comprised of countless lives that have emigrated from Mexico to the United States and transcended the cultural boundaries of each to forge a new Mexican American identity or a life that Medellín described himself as “American of Mexican heritage.” Just as his life traces the path to embracing a new national identity while paying tribute to one’s ethnic and cultural origins, his opus is a reflection of the synthesis of different artistic traditions to develop a new and distinct form of creative power. Medellín’s life and career bookend the 20th century, a period when artistic expression through a multitude of channels including Modernism, American Regionalism and Social Realism became “modern art,” and when American society witnessed large-scale migration from Mexico beginning with the bloody Mexican Revolution in 1910 and continuing with waves of post-NAFTA immigration in the 1990’s.  Medellín was a prolific and successful artist with work exhibited throughout Texas and the nation, including New York’s 1939 World’s Fair and the MoMA. In addition to creating art, Medellín spent decades sharing his talents as a teacher at the DMA; Southern Methodist University; North Texas College, now UNT; and his own Medellín School of Sculpture, now CAC. Medellín passed away in Dallas in 1999, yet his art and legacy are very much alive.
2360 Laughlin Drive · Dallas · Texas · 75228 · 214/320-1275 · www.creativeartscenter.org

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Call for artists: residency program at AIR/HMC, Budapest, Hungary in 2017


We are pleased to announce Open Call for our residency program at AIR/HMC, Budapest, Hungary in 2017

Subject: My Life with a Dog” or “Environmental Project”.

Deadline: November 15, 2016

___Session 1: Tuesday, May 16 – Tuesday, June 6, 2017

___Session 2: Tuesday, June 13 – Tuesday, July 4, 2017

___Session 3: Tuesday, July 11 – Tuesday, August 1, 2017

___Session 4: Monday, August 7 – Monday August 28, 2017

___Session 5: Tuesday, December 26 – Friday, January 12, 2018

5 artists will be accepted for each session.  Jury selection will be on November 18, 2016.

HMC International Artist Residency Program, a not-for-profit arts organization based in Dallas, TX / Budapest, Hungary – provides national and international artists to produce new work while engaging with the arts community in Budapest, Hungary.

For more info write to:

Beata Szechy



Facebook: Budapest International Artist Residency

Submitted by Beata Szechy. Email: bszechy@yahoo.com

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Aves and the World presents ‘For the Love of Birds and Art’ June 4 & call for artists


Aves and the World presents ‘For the Love of Birds and Art’. A bird inspired art exhibition featuring artwork from over 100 talented artists. The artists involved in the project journeyed with the 2015 TWU Summer Experiential Student Scholar Program scholarship winner last summer to explore several local environmental places in order to gain inspiration for their artwork. There will be live music, performances, and more. Admission is free and open to the public. This will be an inspiring event you won’t want to miss!

Saturday, June 4th starting at 7pm https://www.facebook.com/events/588451631302497/

Art Exhibition, live music and perforances Texas Woman’s University

We need more artists FREE — see message from Dominique Simmons: Event-Setup


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Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris

Henri Matisse, L'Algérienne, 1909

OKCMOA will be the exclusive North American venue for Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris, which presents, for the first time outside Europe, highlights from one of the world’s preeminent collections of Modern Art.

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) dominated the art world during the first half of the twentieth century. A prolific, curious, and social artist, he was at the heart of artistic debates throughout his career. In turn, Matisse was the leader of the Fauve movement, a critical observer of Cubism, disciple and friend of Impressionist painters like Pierre-Auguste Renoir, master of an academy, and a major rival to Pablo Picasso. He fundamentally altered the course of Modern Art and deeply affected the work of younger generations.

Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris, is organized by the Centre Pompidou—Europe’s leading museum of Modern and Contemporary Art—in collaboration with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Visitors to the exhibition will experience the full scope of Matisse’s extraordinary career through nearly fifty of his paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints, dating from the late nineteenth century to after World War II. In addition to these masterpieces, Matisse in His Time also features fifty additional major works by many of the most celebrated artists of the twentieth century, including iconic works by Picasso, as well as Renoir, André Derain, Georges Braque, Joan Miró, and Amedeo Modigliani.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art http://www.okcmoa.com/visit/events/matisse-in-his-time-2/

Submitted by Becky Weintz. Email: bweintz@okcmoa.com

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Stuart Allen: Bubble


Although it is child’s play, bubbles reveal the color spectrum that we cannot see. In keeping with Stuart Allen’s exploration with light and color, he has taken another step in presenting the color spectrum by photographing the amorphic shapes against the sky. Each bubble makes visible the color we do not see with the naked eye. Artist reception, Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 5-8 PM. Exhibition will run April 30 – June 18, 2016

PDNB Gallery


154 Glass Street, #104, Dallas, TX 75207

Phone: (214) 891-3021

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Brad Temkin: Rooftop Gardens

111 South Wacker (from above, looking West) - Chicago, IL  July 2013

In conjunction with the release of his monograph, Rooftop, PDNB Gallery exhibits Temkin’s photographs of Eco-friendly rooftop gardens from the United States and Europe. There will be an artist book signing April 30th, from 5 – 8 PM. An essay by John Rohrbach, the Curator of Photography at the Amon Carter Museum, is included in the book. Exhibition will run April 30 – June 18, 2016.


154 Glass Street, #104, Dallas, TX 75207

Phone: (214) 891-3021


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Temporary Collectives April 16 & 17


The exhibition Temporary Collectives will open April 16th-17th, from 10am until 5pm at the Warehouse at 500 Singleton Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75212.

This collaborative exhibition features the work of 32 current graduate students from a consortium of North Texas universities: University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Christian University and Texas A&M Commerce. This exhibition serves to strengthen dialogue and rapport within universities and the fine arts community in the North Texas area.

In conjunction with the Dallas Art Fair, a panel will discuss the nature of temporary collectives and the state of Master of Fine Arts programs in the metroplex. Lead by Susanne Weaver on April 17th at the Nasher Sculpture Center at 1pm, the panel will consist of five sponsoring faculty from the contributing universities: Josephine Durkin (A&M Commerce), Stephen Lapthisophon (UTD), Darryl Lauster (UTA), John Pomara (UTD), and Cam Schoepp (TCU).


Submitted by Hayley Fowler. Email: hayley.fowler@yahoo.com

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2016 Merging Visions Exhibition Opening Reception

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You are invited to attend the free Merging Visions Exhibition Opening Reception on April 15,. 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Patterson – Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St, Denton TX 76201.

Merging Visions is an annual, collaborative exhibition produced by the Denton Poet’s Assembly and the Visual Arts Society of Texas. Since 2005, the two organizations have paired original poetry and art in a celebration of National Poetry Month in April. Poems and Art come together to express mood, sensibility, or subject matter. Both poetry and art benefit from the synchronistic paring of each other.

The public is invited to a free opening reception April 15, 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Attendees can meet poets and artists and see special presentations in art, poetry, and music. Poets will also read some of their poems at the reception. There will be plenty of food, fun, music and prizes. Attendees can also vote for The People’s Choice Award at the reception.

The exhibit runs from April 15 to June 15, 2016 in the Meadows Gallery at the Patterson – Appleton Arts Center. Regular hours after the reception are 11am – 5pm, Tuesday through Friday, and 1 to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday.

The Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), organized in 1975, is based in Denton, Texas, and functions as a non-profit, professional organization dedicated to supporting artists and visual arts in all mediums.
Visual Arts Society of Texas website: http://www.vastarts.org

Denton Poets’ Assembly, (DPA) a chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas and the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, was founded in 2005. Their vision statement: to provide a safe place in which to share, read, and learn more about poetry as a supportive and creative community.
Denton Poet’s Assembly http://dentonpoetsassembly.weebly.com

Merging Visions is on display through June 15, 2016

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

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“Reflections of Joy” Solo Exhibition by Chris Brandley

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“Reflections of Joy” Solo Exhibition featuring impressionistic oil paintings byChris Brandley will be on display at the Palace Arts Center in Grapevine, Texas from April 1st – April 29th. 300 South Main Street; Grapevine Tx 76051
*FREE – open Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and during other special events.

Submitted by Chris Brandley. Email: brandley@charter.net

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International Collective DALLAS 2016

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Save the Date for IN3’s International Collective DALLAS 2016 artist reception. This event is free and open to the general public. https://www.facebook.com/events/1081968651821645/
Join us in celebrating the Visual Arts January 7th @ 6pm at the Janette Kennedy Gallery – South Side on Lamar, 1409 S Lamar St, Dallas, Texas 75215. Featuring artists from around the world! RSVP to info@in3artworldwide.com.

IN3 supports International artists at many levels by offering a range of opportunities to connect, inform, educate and promote the visual arts worldwide. IN3 has The Platform and Support System for artists who seek to establish a strong track record by participating in international exhibitions in galleries, museums and prominent historic venues. Site membership is always free http://www.in3artworldwide.com/getstarted.

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Submitted by Diana Moya. Email: info@in3artworldwide.com

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Chirality: Defiant Mirror Images opens Oct. 24 at Gray Matters



Chirality: Defiant Mirror Images

Curated by Charissa N. Terranova

October 24-December 12, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 24, 6-9pm

Panel discussion with artists and curator –
Thursday, October 29, 7 pm

Gray Matters Gallery

113 N. Haskell Ave.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 824-7108 phone

Gallery hours: Saturdays / 1-4pm (except Nov. 28) and by appointment.

Artists – Ellen Levy, Jeff Gibbons, Luke Harnden, Trent Straughan, Alan and Michael Fleming, and Steve Oscherwitz.

Art meets science in Chirality: Defiant Mirror Images. This exhibition plays out the unique agency of chiral forms – their asymmetrical symmetry, how they look alike and act differently, and their ability to spin light out into space (or optical activity) – when introduced to the realm of art. Invoking “agency” in terms of the dynamics of chiral form, the exhibition sets in relief new models of form-making, individuation, and social action.


Submitted by Vance Wingate. Email: vance.wingate@gmail.com

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Samuel Lynne Galleries presents Bernie Taupin: Anarchaeology (an-ahr-kee-ol-uh-jee) Exhibition Sept. 12

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Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to announce the opening reception for artist Bernie Taupin’s exhibition Anarchaeology (an-ahr-kee-ol-uh-jee), curated by Karen & Michael Bivins, on September 12, 2015 from 5 – 8 pm. Artist will be in attendance at the opening reception, and the exhibition will be on view through October 23, 2015. For a digital catalogue of Bernie Taupin’s oeuvre, please use this link: http://issuu.com/slg2008/docs/bernie_taupin_issuu_catalogue_

Largely recognized for his longtime songwriting partnership with Elton John, Bernie Taupin continues to delight and surprise even those who think they know him best. In addition to lyricist, musician, producer, author, and award winner, Bernie Taupin is also a serious visual artist. He describes this creative avenue as, “simply the visual extension of what I have spent my life creating through words”.

Anarchaeology (an-ahr-kee-ol-uh-jee) comments on the ability of governments to cause chaos, create and perpetuate poverty and misery, and ultimately destroy civilizations. With titles like Agitate, Disambiguation, Lear In Madness, and Explore Noise, the paintings in this exhibition ignite intense emotion in viewers. The severely contrasting light and dark colors, fragmented edges, and torn middles of these paintings reflect the disturbance and pain of their subjects. There is harmony but it is somewhat harrowing. Viewers are able to draw similarities to the powerfully emotional artworks of Anselm Kiefer, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, and Clyfford Still – artists who Bernie Taupin has found a particular kinship with.

Bernie Taupin’s paintings often hover gracefully around the canons of both the Abstract Expressionist and Pop Art movements. His paintings are proof that abstraction can contain emotion, that nothing is off limits, and that painting has the power to be simultaneously violent and lovely. His stunning canvases are composed of abstract shapes, tantalizing color, and cryptic social commentary, captured in multimedia form. A man of limitless creativity, Bernie Taupin uses his alchemical skills to explore the visceral relationships between color and texture through his wide array of media; he often uses acrylic and oil paint, but stretches the standards of conventional media to include wood stains, spray paint, cheesecloth, wax, glass, bubble wrap, metal, and paper. His paintings become a product of his own kind of contained chance, as he controls and manipulates the dripping paint, in a way that almost can’t be contained by the canvas. The canvases in his body of work have been sewn, shellacked, smothered, and splattered upon using his arsenal of studio tools and weaponry.

Bernie Taupin’s artwork has been exhibited nationally from New York to Los Angeles, and his work can also be found in numerous significant private collections throughout the United States. Taupin’s newest exhibition, Anarchaeology (an-ahr-kee-ol-uh-jee) represents yet another evolution of his creative vision.

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To schedule an interview or exclusive press preview, please contact

Karen Bivins, Director of Samuel Lynne Galleries, 214.965.9027, Karen@SamuelLynne.com

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

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Call for Artists to participate in an environmental project, Deadline: July 15

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Call for Artists to participate in an environmental project

Juried Art Competition, Dallas, Texas / Budapest, Hungary


Submission Deadline:  July 15, 2015

For more info and application form please write to: bszechy@yahoo.com

Size:  8.5 X 11 (envelop or box size max. 9 X 12 inch)

All submitted, high-quality art work will be exhibited and tour in Texas and Hungary in 2016.

This exhibition is juried and curated by HMC’s Board of Directors.

Who is Eligible:
The competition is open to all visual artists and photographers.

All media including, but not limited to, Acrylic/Oil, Mixed Media, Pastel, Colored Pencil, Graphics, Water Media or other Layered Media, Photography,  and Video Art.  No Craft.

Artworks will be retuned after the exhibitions and programs in December 2016.  

About the project:

The new project is to explore solutions to environmental disasters as dying trees, pollution, environmental issues.  The project will leverage local and national artists artistic works to generate cross-cultural, cross-border civic engagement in community-led reforestation projects.  This exhibition will encourage and support reforestation projects organized in partnership with cultural institutions, like churches and women’s centers.  Exhibitions, artist talks dates and places will be organized later for 2016.

About HMC

Our Mission is to present art that evokes thinking, leads to discovery and inspires creativity by building bridges between people, concepts and entities that have been traditionally considered incompatible. We work to increase the visibility of talented artists from around the world and to foster appreciation of art by teaching people of all ages a 21st century language. We use the conversations of color, shape, texture and line to demonstrate that communication can be free of prejudice toward any language, religion or philosophy.

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Open call: Library Thoughts 5 exhibition 2015


Opportunities for artists to exhibit in Budapest:

Open call for book artists!

Library Thoughts 5

An exhibition of the Book as Art

Artist’s Books and book-related art

Deadline: March 1, 2015

Entry fee: USD$ 35


Book as Art exhibition organized at

MAMU Gallery, Budapest June 12 – July 3, 2015 and

Jokai Klub, Budapest August 25 – September 15

The exhibition curator Beata Szechy.

This exhibition is part of the AIR/HMC, Budapest, International Artists in Residency program.

For more info, application form write to:

Beata Szechy



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Call for artists: Artist Residency Program in Budapest, 2015

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Visual arts / writing / other disciplines

Jury selections: November 15, December 15, 2014 and January 15, February 15, March 15, April 15, 2015

___Session 1: Thursday May 14, 2015 – Friday, June 5, 2015

___Session 2: Thursday, June 11, 2015 – Friday, July 3, 2015

___Session 3: Thursday, July 09, 2015 – Friday, July 31, 2015

___Session 4: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 – Friday August 28, 2015

___Session 5: Sunday, December 27 – Tuesday, January 12, 2016

HMC International Artist Residency Program, a not-for-profit arts organization based in Dallas, TX / Budapest, Hungary – provides national and international artists to produce new work while engaging with the arts community in Budapest, Hungary.

For more info write to:

Beata Szechy


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William Joyce: Guardian of Childhood


The Greater Denton Arts Council presents William Joyce: Guardian of Childhood, on view at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, November 14, 2014 through January 18, 2015. This exhibit is free and open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

William Joyce is an acclaimed author, illustrator, filmmaker and a pioneer in the animation industry. This exhibition features over 70 of his original drawings, paintings, and lithographs from his award winning creations The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, Guardians of Childhood, Meet the Robinsons, Epic, Rolie Polie Olie, Santa Calls and more. The exhibition was organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature.


William Joyce: Guardian of Childhood Members Opening Reception
Friday, November 14, 5:30-7:30 pm
Join fellow GDAC members to mark the opening of this exciting new exhibition. For details and registration call (940) 382-2787. Not a member? Discover the benefits of membership at dentonarts.com

Holiday Wonderland Family Day
Saturday, December 13, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Celebrate the season with a live storytelling of Joyce’s book Santa Calls, photos with Santa, carolers, art activities, and more! Tickets are $10 per family. For details and registration call (940) 382-2787 or visit dentonarts.com

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International Artist Residencies in Budapest

Announcing International Artist Residencies in Budapest 2013

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The HMC based in Dallas, TX and Budapest, Hungary – is an artist run, non-profit, multi-disciplinary arts organization dedicated to excellence, experimentation, and education in all forms of contemporary art and culture.

The HMC is pleased to share with you the 2013 residency program. If you are interested in applying and have any questions, review the information below and write directly to Beata, HMC Director, bszechy@yahoo.com. The subject line should read “AIR/HMC, Budapest”.

We do early jury selections on the third weekend of each month.

E-mail address: bszechy@yahoo.com
Discipline:  visual artists, writers, performers
Offered program: residency, seminar, artist talk, exhibition, Galleries & Museum Tour,.
Eligibility: emerging artists

Please visit our website for more information and application form.



The AIR/HMC, Budapest mission is to bridge cultural, geographic, and linguistic divides by bringing people together through the arts in order to foster a greater understanding of world cultures.

The HMC is an award winning 501©3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting international art and the understanding of world cultures, through high quality art exhibitions, cultural exchanges and related educational programs. The mission of the HMC is to support artists and strengthen the arts in their vital role in the lives of people and communities. Our goal is to inform and educate the community at large through cross-cultural exchange, provide an opportunity for artists to work and exhibit in Hungary, and provide the artists with a supportive environment and uninterrupted time to work during the residency.

The HMC opened in 1990 as an artistic, educational institution. We are invited more then 800 artists, writers, film makers who play an active part in the field of contemporary art. During the residency period, we hold exhibitions, through creative activities, presentations, workshops, and lectures by the artists.

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Call for artists: Library Thoughts-3 – exhibition

Library Thoughts-3, Budapest 2013
Barabas Villa Gallery, Budapest

When Johann Gutenberg invented movable type books it resulted in an explosion of art.  Now the book tradition is undergoing another change, as e-books read online are becoming more common.  What will the future hold in terms of reading, writing and the book as an object?  The usage of computers are evolving rapidly, going from not-so-intuitive, and sometimes even counter-intuitive, interaction through external devices like a computer mouse or a trackpad, to soon being controlled by gestures, whole-body movements or facial expressions.  Is this the end of books as we know it?  What impact will the digital age have on the usage of paper, books, libraries?  The Hungarian Multicultural Center invites artists exploring the wide spectrum of book art, small-press art, mail art, mixed media artist’s books, to submit their work to the 3rd edition of the international group exhibition Library Thoughts, held in Barabas Villa Gallery, Budapest, August 27 – September 10, 2013.

Deadline: 03/15/13
Entry fee: $35

1. Send the application form, artist resume/CV, artist statement, 1 – 3 still image work samples OR short video (YouTube) by email and application fee by PayPal ($35)
2. Notification letter will be sent on 03/20/13.
3. Original artworks & SASE arrival to HMC, Dallas by 04/15/13
or HMC, Budapest by 06/15/13

More info and application form:
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