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2017 Creative Arts Competition at the State Fair of Texas call for entries – deadline extended July 28

Now available online with all the details on the latest and greatest competitions,the 2017 Creative Arts Handbook is your guide to all things crafty. Whether you’re new to the crafting world or you consider yourself a Creative Arts veteran, the State Fair offers a wide variety of contests for participants on both ends of the spectrum. From jewelry making to jelly canning, pie baking to holiday decorating, and glass blowing to metal sculpting, the Creative Arts Department has something to excite the inner artist in you.

With more than 1,100 categories in 12 different departments of pre-Fair contests, as well as daily competitions taking place during the Fair, amateurs and professionals of all ages have endless opportunities to showcase their creative talents. Contest departments include: Art; Ceramics; Designer-Craftsman; Dolls; Foods (Canning); Hobby Collections; Holiday Corner; Needlepoint and Cross Stitch; Needlework and Sewing; Afghans, Rugs, Quilts and Bedspreads; Photography; and Scale Models.

Registration for the 2017 pre-Fair contests has officially begun, with a deadline of Friday, July 28 to submit entry forms and fees. Contestants can submit their entries via mail by July 28, or hand deliver items to the Creative Arts Building on August 11, 12, or 13 from 9 am to 5 pm. Only one entry per person may be submitted within each category. In the following weeks, entries will be judged and contestants will receive notification once the results are finalized. Entries that are awarded a ribbon will be on display during the 2017 State Fair of Texas, themed “Celebrating Texans.”

For all contest details, download the 2017 Creative Arts Handbook at BigTex.com. New contests have been added, some previous ones have been combined or removed, in addition to other updates. The 2017 State Fair of Texas runs September 29 through October 22. Register now to showcase your creative skills!

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EARTHxFilm2017 Screenings April 21-23

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EARTHxFilm EVENTS & SCREENINGS
EARTHxFilm showcases films and emerging media that explore conservation, climate change, and the environment while honoring the heroes working to protect our planet. Join us for a week of special events that launch EARTHxFilm and then attend our screenings in Fair Park, April 21-23.

DIFF Passholders receive free admission to EARTHxFilm screenings.

SCREENINGS
AN ENVIRONMENTAL TOPIC FOR EVERY INTEREST
EARTHxFilm screenings cover a wide range of important environmental topics. There is something you need to see now:

CLIMATE, ENERGY, FAMILY FRIENDLY, FOOD & AGRICULTURE, GALAS,HEROS, RECYCLING & CONSERVATION, WATER & OCEAN, WILDLIFE & POLLINATORS

NARRATIVE FEATURES
Storytelling that will engage you.

DOCUMENTARIES
Hard looks at important issues.

SHORT FILMS
Quick takes on your world.

VIRTUAL REALITY
Immersive experiences for you.
EARTHxEdu: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

EARTHxFILM presents a number of educational opportunities for students during the Festival:

  • WIN $1,000 IN OUR ONLINE SHORT FILM COMPETITION
  • 72-HOUR FILM RACE
  • HOW TO MAKE A FILM WORKSHOPS
OUR PARTNERS

Dallas Film Society, 110 Leslie St., Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75207

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Texas Discovery Gardens Student Competition Reception March 5

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March 4 to April 23, 2017 The Discovery Gallery

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 5 2 pm to 4 pm

Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (Gate 6)

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Texas Women’s Caucus for Art: Call for Artist Submissions

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Call for Artist Submissions
Texas Women’s Caucus for Art “Women’s Art Fair”
The Women’s Museum Building, Fair Park
April 5th-9th, during Dallas Arts Week
Submission deadline: March 6, 2017
Artists Notified: March 20, 2017

The Texas chapter of the WCA seeks female, or female identifying, artists of all disciplines for our upcoming exhibition/alternative art fair in the Women’s Museum Building at Fair Park, April 5th-9th, during Dallas Arts Week. The show will be curated by a professional, local curator who will select the works to be included. (Note: If you enter more than one piece, each piece may be accepted) This anti-art fair will promote women in the arts in Texas and showcase the work of creative minds that have been under recognized by art institutions and establishments. This is a wonderful opportunity to show your work in a beautiful building dedicated to women. This exhibition will provide ample exposure, as it will have extensive advertising by both the organization and Fair Park, and will receive a lot of press. All selected artists will receive one image on our exhibition page with a link to their website.

Artist Requirements:

  • Female, or female-identifying, artist living in Texas
  • There is no budget for installation, so artist must ship/deliver/install/de-install works themselves. If the artist cannot be there for installation and/or de-installation, a volunteer preparator will handle the work.
  • If selected, the artist must sign a damage liability waiver.
  • There are no stipulations for medium and all submissions will be considered, including but not limited to 2D, 3D, video, installation, and performance art.
  • Artists are encouraged to attend the opening reception the night of April 5th.

Submission Requirements and Checklist

  1. Submission Fee
    • Current TX WCA members submit for free
    • Non-members have two options:
      1. Join Texas WCA for $65, get member benefits for a year and submit up to 10 images (to do this, visit nationalwca.org, join through the National organization and make sure you designate TX as your local chapter)
      2. Pay $30 and submit up to 6 images via PayPal
  2. Send the following information in a single PDF to submissions.txwca@gmail.com
    • Your name & contact information
    • Artist statement
    • Bio and/or CV
    • Image list (Titles of Included Photos with corresponding file name)
  3. Attach image files in the e-mail, as instructed below
    • File Set Up: Jpeg files, 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI, 3MB or less each (saved)
    • Name Files: firstname_lastname1.jpg, firstname_lastname2.jpg, etc…
    • If the files are too large to send through e-mail server, please send using free online transfer service WeTransfer (https://wetransfer.com/)

Submission deadline is March 6, 2017

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2016 State Fair of Texas: Visual Arts Highlights

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Fried food, carnival rides, the animal barns, and Big Tex are the mainstays of the fair experience, but don’t forget the arts! The 2016 State Fair of Texas opened on Friday, September 30 and extends through October 23. For more information see the website: http://www.bigtex.com

Artwork from the annual Creative Arts contests are on display in the Creative Arts Building. Results are already posted for the Arts: http://bigtex.com/creativearts/caresults/. Check out the prize winners!

statefairsistine-chapelAn unexpected treat in the Women’s Building this year is the exhibit of the murals from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling. The visitor can explore the expertly reproduced artwork up close at a distance impossible to achieve in the Sistine Chapel. http://bigtex.com/?s=michelangelo

The Fall Garden Program is back again and includes an outdoor sculpture exhibit .  Local artists loan the State Fair sculptures so visitors can enjoy and interact with the artwork.  More here:  http://bigtex.com/fun/gardenshow/

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Fair Park has a long history of spectacular art and architecture, with monumental sculpture and murals from the Art Deco period. A recent book Fair Park Deco, published by TCU Press, is an in-depth look at the design of the Texas Centennial Exposition.

The Texas Discovery Gardens, located on the Fair Park grounds, hosts regular art exhibits. The current exhibit is Outdoor Places, featuring David Schulze.

The African American Museum of Dallas has a small but rich collection of African masks, folk art, sculptures, gold weights, and textiles. The museum also hosts art exhibits.

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David Schulze Exhibit: Outdoor Places opens Sept. 18 at the Texas Discovery Gardens

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Curator Brenda McKinney has chosen 30 paintings by David Schulze for a solo show, Outdoor Places, on display at the Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park during the 2016 State Fair of Texas.
You are invited to an opening reception for the artist
Sunday, September 18 from 2 pm to 4 pm
Admission is free during the reception.
Exhibit is on view September 18 through November 3, 2016

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State Fair of Texas Creative Arts Competitions entries due July 22

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Creative Arts Competitions http://bigtex.com/creativearts/

With more than 1,100 competition categories including photography, canning, art, sewing and cooking, the State Fair’s Creative Arts competitions provide professionals and amateurs of all ages a showcase for their creative skills.

2016 CREATIVE ARTS HANDBOOK (prospectus)

The competition includes fine arts (Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolor, Ink, Pencil or Charcoal, Mixed Media and
Printmaking), photography, ceramics and hobbies for all age levels. Fees depend upon department – ART has a 4 piece limit – $5 per entry for adults.

Important dates:

  • July 22, 2916 deadline to entry (mail or in person)
  • August 12 -14 deliver entry to Creative Arts Building
  • August 14 judging begins
  • Sept. 7 – 9 pick up non-winning entries
  • Sept. 30 – Oct. 23 State Fair of Texas
  • Oct. 26 – 28 post Fair pick-up

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North Texas Printmakers Guild NATURE Show at Texas Discovery Gardens.

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North Texas Printmakers Guild’s NATURE exhibit opened January 23, 2016 at Texas Discovery Gardens, located in Fair Park, 3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75210

Enjoy diverse works of art with a nature theme from the North Texas Printmakers Guild during the Gardens’ latest art exhibition, curated by Janet Reynolds and Terri Thoman. The gallery is open daily from 10-5! For more about TDG see http://texasdiscoverygardens.org

For more about NTPG, see https://www.facebook.com/NorthTexasPrintmakingGuild

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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents “Making Fair Park Work” Jan. 26

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Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, will continue its 2015-2016 Panel Discussion Series on January 26, 2016 with “Making Fair Park Work.”  Moderated by Mark Lamster, Dallas Morning News Architecture Critic, this panel is presented in partnership with the Dallas Festival of Ideas and the College of Architecture Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Panels are offered at no charge to both Forum members and to the general public as a public outreach of the Forum. The venue for this Dallas Architecture Forum Panel is at the Hall of State at Fair Park. It is free and will be held at 6:30 pm, with an informal reception beginning at 6:00 pm. No reservations are needed to attend the Panels. Free parking will be available directly in front of the Hall of State and in the parking lot adjacent to the Hall of State.
“The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to present this next panel in its 2015-16 series of thought-provoking Panel Discussions on topics impacting the citizens of Dallas both locally and globally,” stated Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. “Moderator Mark Lamster will be joined by a panel of well-respected community leaders to discuss this extremely important topic. The result will be engaging and thought-provoking discussions for our attendees.”
For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, or the Panel Discussion Series, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.  Advance registration is not necessary to attend any of the Panels in the Panel Series.
Panel Season Sponsors are John Eagle Dealerships, HOSSLEY Lighting Associates, Purdy McGuire, Inc., Cindy + Armond Schwartz, Talley Associates and WDG Architects.
Sponsors for this Panel are Wendy Konradi Interior Design and LUXE Interiors + Design.
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“Making Fair Park Work”
26 January 2016
Tuesday, 6:30 pm, Informal Reception 6:00 pm
In Partnership with the Dallas Festival of Ideas and UTA CAPPA
Venue: Hall of State at Fair Park
 
How can Dallas transform Fair Park, a magnificent but underperforming amenity, into a year-round destination and economic engine for its South Dallas environs? The city is now faced with several options for its redevelopment, and must choose the best path forward. In conjunction with the Dallas Festival of Ideas, this program, moderated by Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark Lamster, brings together thought leaders, decision makers, and community members to address this critical issue for the city.
About the Moderator:  Mark Lamster is the award-winning architecture critic of The Dallas Morning News and a professor in the College of Architecture Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the author of numerous books, and is currently at work on a biography of the late architect Philip Johnson.
Panelists:
Walt Humann, Sr.—Prominent Dallas Businessman and Public Servant
Businessman and public servant Walter J. Humann is chiefly recognized for creating the Dallas Area Rapid Transit

(DART) system and helping desegregate Dallas schools. He has worked to improve education, transportation, race relations, government organization, urban planning and infrastructure in North Texas. Humann leads his own firm, WJH Corporation, and has held top management positions in other major corporations, including Hunt Consolidated, Memorex-Telex and the LTV Corporation. The “father of DART” also led the successful redevelopment of the North Central Corridor, with Central Expressway and the DART rail line helping solve the nation’s “oldest living highway controversy.” In addition, Humann helped mediate the Love Field dispute among three airline CEOs and the mayors of Dallas and Fort Worth in the 1980s. He founded the Jubilee Project in the late 1990s and served for more than 10 years as its chairman, helping to revitalize a 62-block inner-city Dallas neighborhood. Humann holds a physics degree from MIT, an M.B.A. from Harvard, and a Juris Doctor degree from the Evening Division of SMU’s Dedman School of Law. He has received numerous business and public service awards, including SMU’s Distinguished Alumni Award, Dedman School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award and The Legacy of Leadership Award from the White House Fellows Foundation in Washington, D. C.

 
Virginia McAlester—Architectural Historian and Preservationist
Virginia Savage McAlester is an American author, architectural historian, preservationist, and political activist. She is best known for her book A Field Guide to American Houses, a standard guide to American home styles. It was named one of 1984’s ten most outstanding reference books by the American Library Association and received an honor award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. McAlester has an undergraduate degree from Harvard University where she attended Radcliffe College and completed the first year curriculum of the Harvard Graduate School of Design. McAlester has been a leader in historic preservation, both nationally and in her hometown of Dallas. In 1984, she formed an advocacy group called Friends of Fair Park that successfully petitioned to protect and preserve the permanent buildings in Fair Park, the Dallas site of the Texas State Fair and Cotton Bowl. These buildings, originally constructed for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition, remain one of the largest collections of Art Deco architecture, art and sculpture in the world. McAlester was also a founding member of Preservation Dallas and served on the planning committee for the State-Thomas neighborhood. She serves as an Adviser Emeritii for The National Trust for Historic Preservation, and has served on the board of Preservation Dallas, and on The Dallas Landmark Commission.
Vicki Meek—Manager, South Dallas Cultural Center
Vicki Meek is a nationally-recognized artist who has exhibited widely. In addition, she is an independent curator, writes cultural criticism, and maintains her online blog Art & Racenotes. With over 38 years of arts administrative experience, Ms. Meek is currently the manager of the South Dallas Cultural Center, a full-service African-centered facility that is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.
 
Don Williams—Chairman Emeritus of Trammell Crow Co. and Philanthropist
Don Williams is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Trammell C row Company real estate services and investment firm.  Mr. Williams received his B.S. from Abilene Christian University in 1963 and received his L.L.B. from George Washington Law School in 1966 and then practiced law for seven years. Mr. Williams served on corporate boards, including A. H. Belo Corporation and Tenet Healthcare Corporation; education boards, including St. Mark’s School, and George Washington University and on civic boards including Hoblitzelle Foundation, the Dallas Citizens Council, the Dallas Foundation and the Dallas Museum of Art. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Linz Award, the highest honor for community and humanitarian service in the Dallas area.  Mr. Williams founded and chairs the Foundation for Community Empowerment and Frazier Revitalization, Inc. which seek to revitalize low-income neighborhoods and provide opportunities for low-income citizens in Dallas.

 
About the Dallas Architecture Forum
The Dallas Architecture Forum is a not-for-profit civic organization that brings leading architectural thought leaders from around the world to speak in Dallas and also fosters important local dialogue about the major issues impacting our urban environment. The Forum was founded in 1996 by some of Dallas’ leading architects, business, cultural and civic leaders, and it continues to benefit from active support and guidance from these citizens. The Forum fulfills its mission of providing a continuing and challenging public discourse on architecture and urban design in – and for – the Dallas area. The Dallas Architecture Forum’s members include architects, design professionals, students and educators, and a broad range of civic-minded individuals and companies intent to improve the urban environment in North Texas. The Forum has been recognized nationally with an AIA Collaboration Achievement Award for its strategic partnerships with other organizations focused on architecture, urban planning and the arts. For more information on the Forum, visit www.DallasArchitectureForum.org.
Among the over 160 speakers who have addressed the Forum’s Lecture Series are Shigeru Ban, Brad Cloepfil, Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Daniel Libeskind, Thomas Phifer, Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa, AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato. Pritzker Prize winners speaking to the Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center). Other speakers for the Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe. Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to the Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.
The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of Panels—local, informal, open, and offered free of charge as a public service to the community—led by a moderator who brings a subject of local importance along with comments by participating panelists. Moderators and Panelists have also come from both other Texas cities as well as from national institutions that were connected with particular Panel subjects. Panels offer attendees the opportunity to participate in creating discourse. Important topics addressed in Panels in recent years include: “Thoughts on the Dallas Comprehensive Plan”; “The Kimbell Expansion: A Discussion”; “Filling Out the Dallas Arts District”; and “Re-envisioning the Trinity”. Among the many community leaders who have served as Forum Panel Moderators are Rick Brettell, Gail Thomas, Brent Brown, Peter Simek, Krys Boyd, Scott Cantrell, and the late David Dillon.
For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org.

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The Visual Arts at the 2014 State Fair of Texas

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Fried food, carnival rides, the animal barns, and Big Tex are the mainstays of the fair experience, but don’t forget the arts! The 2014 State Fair of Texas opens on Friday, September 26 and extends through October 19. For more information see the website: http://www.bigtex.com

Artwork from the annual Creative Arts contests are on display in the Creative Arts Building. Results are already posted for the Arts: http://bigtex.com/creativearts/

The Fall Garden Program also includes an outdoor sculpture exhibit with more than 20 pieces placed along First Avenue from the lagoon to the Band Shell.  Amazing local artists loan the State Fair sculptures so visitors can enjoy and interact with the artwork.  For a list of artists click here: http://bigtex.com/fun/gardenshow/

art-fairparkFair Park has a long history of spectacular art and architecture: for an overview see http://www.dallascityhall.com/FairPark/art_architectural.html or http://www.fairpark.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=199&Itemid=31

The Texas Discovery Gardens, located on the Fair Park grounds, hosts regular art exhibits. This month’s treat includes a book installation by VET and Sheila Cunningham.

The African American Museum of Dallas has a small but rich collection of African masks, folk art, sculptures, gold weights, and textiles. Currently on exhibit is “Quilting Sisters of Color” through  December 31, 2014.

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