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A Priori Painting Exhibition: Jim Lively opening April 22 at Martsolf Lively

A Fresh Start

Martsolf Lively Contemporary

521 N. Interurban, Richardson, Texas 75081


A Priori Series of Paintings

by Jim Lively

April 22, 2017 – July 22, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 6 to 9pm


Fashion designer, Paulette Martsolf and artist, Jim Lively brought their creative talents together to create an innovative concept of merging unique and original fashion with contemporary visual art. The concept gave birth to the endeavor known as “Allie – Coosh Lifestyle” and “Martsolf Lively Contemporary” where fashion gracefully and seamlessly collides with fine art. Previously, Paulette owned Allie-Coosh which featured her own creative fashion for twenty-four years located in Snider Plaza. Due to escalating rent, she decided to renovate the building she owned near downtown Richardson which housed her manufacturing. The renovations resulted in an industrial chic venue which now houses both her manufacturing, a fashion boutique, art gallery and artist studio.

Customed TailoredAs the renovations began to unfold, Jim contemplated as to what might be an appropriate theme for a series of paintings to christen the new venue. After some thought, he kept being drawn back to his days in college where he had the luxury of studying philosophy. Jim was always intrigued by the concept of a priori which may be defined as relating to or denoting reasoning or knowledge that proceeds from theoretical deduction rather than from observation or experience.

The first painting in this series is entitled “Fresh Start” which is an abstract piece that incorporates imaginary asymmetrical shapes into what appear to be wood grain slats. By its title, the painting is not dependent upon past experience but instead is forward looking and intended to be somewhat unique. Several of the pieces in the series such as the whimsically titled “Little Black Dress” embraces the theme of the Allie – Coosh Lifestyle and Martsolf Lively Contemporary of where fashion collides with art.

Little Black Dress

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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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DeLaCremeDallas // BE DOPE // Fashion.Music.Art Showcase



African American Museum
3536 Grand Avenue
Dallas, TX 75210


Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CDT)

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Retail as Art at the Goss-Michael Foundation April 25


Retail As Art annual scholarship contest, where participating high school students from the Dallas-Fort Worth area present their best photographic interpretations of the retail industry. The winners will be announced at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Goss-Michael Foundation (1405 Turtle Creek Blvd.).  1405 Turtle Creek Blvd. Dallas, TX 214-696-0555 http://www.gossmichaelfoundation.org/ Admission is free but RSVP to tanner@MCAPRdallas.com.

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The Mary Baskett Collection of Japanese Fashion


Mary Baskett was the former curator of prints at the Cincinnati Museum of Art in the 1960s. She had a graduate degree from Wellesley in East Asian art history and traveled extensively in Asia. She collected avant-guard Japanese fashions, particularly those of Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, and Rei Kawakubo, then little-known outside of Japan.

The collection is on view Oct. 25, 2014 through Feb. 22, 2015 at the Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2010 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201 in the Dallas Arts District. 214-271-4485 (phone)

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Vitro Moda Feb. 21


Vitro Moda is our way of uniting the exciting creation of glass (Vitro) and fashion (Moda) into a very unique fundraiser. Each year, we transform a venue into a New York runway. Couture models walk the catwalk with the best of glass art created by glass artisans from all over the United States. The theme for 2014 was “The Venetian Carnival”. The event includes great food, wine, and a silent auction of nothing but glass. Each year the attendance, the quality of glass and excitement has increased.
SAVE THE DATE!!!! Vitro Moda 7 will be here before you know it. This is our major fundraiser for the year. It will be February 21st at 809 Vickery. http://sinaca.org/index.php?page=other-programs
Tickets are already available and can be purchased HERE


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Rolando Diaz’ SHIKFASH opens Dec. 6


SHIKFASH- Cuban/American Artist
Rolando Diaz 12th Annual Art Show

December 6 – December 30

The influence of fashion on “fine art”. http://www.rodiaz.com/

The exhibit will also showcase artist, Reynold O. Bell’s works on paper. Bell is a visiting artist from Miami, Florida.

1409 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215 (214) 426-1575

Artist Reception: December 6, 7 pm-11 pm, Artist speaks at 9 pm

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Gallery Talk by Geof Kern

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A gallery talk by Geof Kern is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, October 25th, at 1pm. Geof will present a brief, informal talk with Q&A to follow. His current exhibition at PDNB Gallery will be on view through November 15, 2014.

PDNB is hosting a solo show for the highly recognized fashion and advertising photographer, Geof Kern, (b. 1950, Brooklyn, NY).  Kern is a Dallas treasure, well known in fashion circles, particularly the Neiman Marcus set. This exhibition strongly illustrates the influence of high art on the world of advertising. A catalog will accompany the exhibition, with forward by D.J. Stout, former Texas Monthly photo editor and current design consultant for Pentagram.

September 6 – November 15, 2014

PDNB Gallery, 1202 Dragon Street, Ste. 103, Dallas, Texas  75207. 214.969.1852 info@pdnbgallery.com


Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 AM – 6 PM


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Geof Kern at PDNB

Mirror Eiffel 1992-2014 Geof Kern_PDNBGallery

This fall, PDNB Gallery will kick off the season with a solo show for the highly recognized fashion and advertising photographer, Geof Kern, (b. 1950, Brooklyn, NY).  Kern is a Dallas treasure, well known in fashion circles, particularly the Neiman Marcus set. This exhibition strongly illustrates the influence of high art on the world of advertising. A catalog will accompany the exhibition, with forward by D.J. Stout, former Texas Monthly photo editor and current design consultant for Pentagram. Geof Kern will be signing copies during the artist reception. on Saturday, September 6th from 5-8pm.

September 6 – November 15, 2014

Artist Reception & Book Signing Saturday, September 6, 2014 5-8pm

PDNB Gallery, 1202 Dragon Street, Ste. 103, Dallas, Texas  75207. 214.969.1852 info@pdnbgallery.com

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 AM – 6 PM

Mirror Eiffel 1992-2014 Geof Kern_PDNBGallery

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American Brides: Inspiration & Ingenuity opens June 28


“American Brides: Inspiration & Ingenuity” is a collaboration between the Greater Denton Arts Council and the Texas Fashion Collection (TFC) at the University of North Texas. It will feature more than forty wedding gowns, dresses, and ensembles that span from 1840 to the present and can be viewed in both the Meadows and Gough galleries at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, Texas. “American Brides” emphasizes the importance of bridal traditions that were handed down from the 19th century to the present day, such as the white wedding gown that was made popular by Queen Victoria. Visitors will gain an appreciation of the beautiful details
and handwork in each gown represented in the exhibition.

This exhibit is free and open to the public, June 28 – October 24, 2014.


Steven Porterfield, who owns the Cat’s Meow vintage store in Midland, Texas and is often a guest appraiser on “The Antique Roads Show”, will give a gallery talk on Saturday, June 28 at 11:00 a.m.

The Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts is located at 400 E. Hickory Street in Denton, Texas 76201. Our gallery hours are from Tuesday – Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
For more information please call (940) 382-2787 or visit: http://www.dentonarts.com/subsite2/index.html

Greater Denton Arts Council
400 E. Hickory Street
Denton, Texas 76201
(940) 382-2787


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A Night in Paris at the Fashion Art Network


The Fashion Art Network cordially invites you to experience ‘A Night in Paris’. Get draped in your finest Paris-influenced fashions and join us for an UNFORGETTABLE night! Although it was too heavy for Paris, The Pont Des Arts is now here so ‘lock-in’ and commemorate this special night with a padlock of love! Also, take home a unique piece of art from one of our talented artists. This night will have something for everyone!

The event will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 7:00-10:30pm. All guests must be at least 21 years old. Guests will preview new media art, blown glass, a makeup and fashion presentation, while participating in interviews and photo shoots.

WHEN: Saturday, June 21, 2014
7:00-10:30 p.m.
COST: $10 with RSVP at


WHO: New Media Art Exhibit by Creative Artist
Damien Martin
Hand Blown Glass Exhibit by Tuscon
Make Up Presentation by The Factory Glam
Fashion Presentation by Jessie Thaxton
Photography Shoots by Fashion Art Network
Video Interviews by Fashion Art Network

WHERE: FAN Art Gallery and Production Studio
3001 Quebec Street #103
Dallas, TX 75247

Fashion Art Network (FAN) is comprised of artists, designers, fashion gurus, models, curators, collectors, and creative enthusiasts/supporters of various types. FAN’s resource-rich mission is to assist these creatives with brand development projects while producing unmatched lifestyle campaigns for established brands. FAN provides a creative experience to enjoy fashion and art in an innovative way and the network’s resources to back it all. The Fashion Art Network hosts a series of creative events for up and coming artists and designers to exhibit their work. Exhibits are held at FAN Art Gallery and Production Studio located in the Design District of Dallas, TX.




FAN’s facebook page: www.facebook.com/FashionArtNetwork

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Rock & Shop! in Dallas 3/22/14

Mad Girl Productions would like to invite you to our upcoming event, “Rock & Shop!” There will be complementary entry for all press and media, and an open bar. Please join us for a day full of style, innovation, and imagination.
For more information on reserving vendor space or tickets, see http://www.madgirlproductions.com/#!rock–shop/cfsn.
We hope to see you Saturday, March 22nd in Dallas at Southside on Lamar: The Artist Quarter, 1409 S. Lamar St, Dallas, 75315. Doors open at 10am and the event goes until 8pm.

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ONE week until the “Dress it UP!” Opening Reception on April 10

DressitUP_April2013_11x17_resizedJoin us for the “Dress it UP!” opening reception in the Frisco Art Gallery, next Wednesday, April 10, from 7-9PM.

Featuring 8 DFW-area artists working in a variety of media: Amy Cox – Colleen G. Drew – Walter Kane -Gina Marguerite -Julie Mortillaro – Eric Villarreal – Chesley Williams – Mike Zapata

Juror: Myra Walker, curator/Director of the Texas Fashion Collection since 1987.

FREE and open to the public! Award announced at 8PM.

Directions: The Frisco Art Gallery is located at the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034, conveniently located off the north Dallas tollway. Take the Cotton Gin/Main St exit and turn right onto Cotton Gin from the frontage road. Make your first right into the parking lot. The Frisco Discovery Center is at the southwest corner of the building under a bright red awning.
Call 972-668-5180 with questions or email Exhibits Coordinator, Paige Prater: pprater@friscoarts.org

Hope to see you there!

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Dress it UP! Opening Reception – Frisco Art Gallery


Fancy yourself as an art enthusiast?

Join us for light refreshments and an artsy evening kicking-off the “Dress it UP!” juried art exhibit in the Frisco Art Gallery at the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034.


Features photography, mixed media, and painting by eight DFW artists engaging with ideas of gender, culture, beauty, popularity, and fashion.

Myra Walker, Director and Curator of the Texas Fashion Collection since 1987, will choose the best-of-show winner, to be announced that evening at 8PM.

Free and open to the public!

Questions? Email Frisco Arts Exhibits Coordinator, Paige Prater: pprater@friscoarts.org or call 972-668-5180

Can’t make the reception?

The show is up April 8-28. See you there!

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Last chance to submit for “Dress it UP!” at the Frisco Art Gallery


Submissions have been coming in for “Dress it UP!” to be displayed in the Frisco Art Gallery, April 8-28, at the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034.

This is the LAST week to submit your art in any media that engages with ideas of dress, fashion, gender, popularity, pop stars, and more! Deadline: March 23, 5PM.

Be creative and send your JPEGs (300 dpi) to show curator, Paige Prater: pprater@friscoarts.org

Juror for the show is Myra Walker, Curator of the Texas Fashion Collection since 1987. Award will be given at the reception on April 10, from 7-9PM.

For forms and instructions, see http://www.friscodiscoverycenter.com/index.php/events/dress-it-up-art-exhibit/


Call the Frisco Arts Office: 972-668-5180

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Arte Latino: Contemporary Latin American Artists

March 9 – April 6, 2013

In March, LuminArte welcomes a group of very talented contemporary Latin American artists, representing Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Venezuela, Uruguay, Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica and the USA.

The opening Reception on Saturday March 9th, from 7 – 10pm will be an international event with many artists in attendance.

Francisco Ceron Urban Mix I

Francisco Ceron Urban Mix I

In this very special showcase, Texas based artists such as Daniela Matchael, Lupita Murillo Tinnen, Mario Gallegos, Patricia Rodrigue, Ines Beccar Varela, George Galindo and Augustine Cordero join with international artists including Alicia H. Torres, Anica Shpilberg, Francisco Ceron, Araceli Salcedo, Flavia D’Ascoli, Malena Peon, Anabel Peicher, Raquel Rub, Oswaldo Sandoval, Julio Bordas, Paloma Bernaldo, Lina Linkimer and Lara Campiglia to express a wide range of perspectives and techniques while highlighting the cultural diversity of this widely influential community.


1727 East Levee St., Dallas TX in the Dallas Design District

Tuesday-Friday 11am-5pm, Monday & Saturday by appointment only


Julio Bordas Awakening

Julio Bordas Awakening

Anica Shpilberg Across the Canal

Anica Shpilberg Across the Canal

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