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Nov. 19 Holiday Open House at Earth to Art Studio

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Carolyn Bernard Young & Sherri Woodard Coffey

Invite you to join us Nov. 19th for some fabulous art and perfect holiday gifts.  Carolyn’s latest ceramic art in black and white sgraffito with bold surprises of color will be available, along with Sherri’s beautifully woven tapestry/Ikat work made from her hand-dyed wools.  We’ll be open 10am – 4pm, rain or shine, and there is plenty of parking in our new parking lot!  An artful day in the country – what could be better? There will be gourmet cookies and coffee, and you can pick up a map to Ken Orr Studios Open House in Azle too!  

Earth to Art Studio is located at 5660 Veal Station Rd, Weatherford, TX.  Map & directions are available at www.carolynyoungceramics.com/contact.  Reach Carolyn at 817-269-5375 or carolyn@earthtoart.com.

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Protecting Our Joy

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JM Gallery: Reception Nov. 5 – Jay Bailey, Doug Gray, and Susan Perkins

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Join JM Gallery Saturday, November 5th from 5 until 8 for an opening reception featuring work from Jay Bailey, Doug Gray, and Susan Perkins.

Jay Bailey, Doug Gray, and Susan Perkins work in different mediums, but they share a powerful aesthetic and vision. Each expresses volumes with just a few simple gestures. The vision they express with those gestures is one of hope in a world where people too often feel threatened and alone.

In Jay’s paintings and drawings, line and color coalesce into uneasy, conflicted figures that we see as embodiments of the “other” but also as reflections of ourselves—despite perceived differences, the human condition is shared.

Doug creates dramatic narratives in ceramics, using abstract avian forms to express the power of human connection in the face of anxiety and the unknown.

And Susan weaves fiber and paper into clean, calligraphic forms that both represent and embody the interconnected nature of our community; a community that is at once beautiful and damaged, yet inextricably bound together. We invite you to come enjoy the works of Jay, Doug, and Susan and to share with us in their vision.
ABOUT JM GALLERY // JM Gallery offers works of art on paper and sculptural forms that engage both the eye and the mind. The gallery promotes artists who create smart, visually compelling work and showcases their art in a space that is inviting and accessible. JM Gallery is committed to working closely with artists as they develop their work and careers and to developing lasting relationships with collectors. In collaboration with area schools and non-profits, they enrich the creative community by teaching artists and collectors about navigating the complex world of art.
Our mailing address is:
JM Gallery
1722 Routh Street
Suite 106
Dallas, Tx 75201

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Lynne Harlow: Hey Sunshine at Liliana Bloch

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The Liliana Bloch Gallery is pleased to announce new exhibition by Lynne Harlow. The show, entitled Hey Sunshine, will open Saturday, April 2nd and will run through May 7th, 2016. The gallery will host a reception with the artist on Saturday, April 16 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Liliana Bloch Gallery
2271 Monitor St, Dallas, Texas 75226
http://www.lilianablochgallery.com/

Harlow’s works in Hey Sunshine continue her reductive exploration of light, color and material, placing added emphasis on the behavior of light in relation to color and space. The exhibition includes a combination of fine art and commercial materials that were employed for their inherent physical characteristics: the expansive glow of fluorescent Plexiglas, the subtle movement of vinyl curtain, the delicate translucency of sheer fabric. Theyare arranged in seemingly austere formal combinations, but each piece surpasses the formal to generate visual experiences that extend beyond the works themselves and into their surrounding space.

Lynne Harlow has exhibited her work nationally and internationally for the past 15 years, including in the United States, Mexico, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. Her work was recently included in the 2013 deCordova Biennial at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA. Her additional museum exhibitions include MoMA PS1 (New York, NY); Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art (Ithaca, NY); Brattleboro Museum and Art Center (Brattleboro, VT); and Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Mexico).

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Harlow has received awards from the Chinati Foundation, Rhode Island Foundation, and BAU Institute, and her work has been reviewed in publications, such as Artforum, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Providence Journal, and Artnet Magazine, among others. Harlow’s work is included in public collections, such as The Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Public Library, and Hunter College (all New York, NY); RISD Museum (Providence, RI); and The Philips Collection (Washington, DC). Harlow holds an MFA from Hunter College and a BA from Framingham State College. She lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island.

 

 

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2016 DAFA Annual Membership Show entries due March 10

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More information at http://www.dallasfiberartists.org/shows-events/

Exhibit dates: April 6-26, 2016

 

The Point, Center for Arts and Education, C.C. Young Retirement Community, 4847 W. Lawther Dr., Dallas, 75214

Fee $10 for three pieces, $5 for each additional piece with a limit of five items

Exhibit Juror/Judge:   Suzanne Morgan, nuno felting innovator, fabric colorist and nationwide teacher

Each entrant must be a member in good standing 30 days prior to submission of show entry forms.

Exhibit / Entry timeline:

  1. March 10, 2016: Images of entries due to pdillingham-art@sbcglobal.net in jpg format, sized 4X6 at 300 dpi, one overall photo and one close-up of each piece, with an additional photo of the back of any 3-dimensional or wearable item. Files should be labeled (title).jpg, (title)_detail.jpg and (title)_back.jpg  (if necessary).
  2. March 22, 2016: Participants will be notified of pieces accepted into the show.
  3. March 28, 2016: Submissions and paperwork are due at the March meeting, including artist biographies and artwork descriptions. Those unable to deliver their pieces during the meeting may make other arrangements at pdillingham-art@sbcglobal.net.
  4. April 6, 2016: Opening day of the Annual Show.
  5. April 26, 2016: A 6-9 p.m. reception and awarding of prizes replace the regularly scheduled meeting.
  6. April 26, 2016: All artwork to be picked up at the close of the April meeting. Those unable to do so must make other arrangements prior to this date.

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Fiber Artist Deborah Boschert Presentation at the VAST January 2016 Meeting

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Please join the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), for a presentation by Fiber Artist Deborah Boschert on January 7th from 7 – 9 p.m. Ms. Boschert will share her most recent art quilts and talk about how she developed her own personal style. She will share examples of her favorite techniques, materials and themes. Deborah includes many symbolic shapes in her art quilts and she’ll discuss how those came to be. She will tell stories about exciting collaborations, surprising discoveries and finding inspiration in unexpected places.

Deborah’s quilts incorporate layers of fabric, paint and stitching. She often includes personal symbols like stones, houses, handwriting and leaves. Her work has been published in many books and magazines and her art quilts have been included in international exhibits and galleries. She is the host of the Quilting Arts DVD Workshop: Contemporary Fabric Collage.

Deborah is always seeking creative spirit, new ideas and a great cup of coffee. Deborah lives in Lewisville with her husband and two kids.

To find out more about Deborah, see: http://deborahsstudio.com/

The presentation takes place at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton and is only $3 for guests, and free for VAST Members. http://vastarts.org

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Fiber Arts Holiday Show in Forney

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GALLERY OF THE ARTS for December

Gallery of the Arts is proud to present a special holiday show featuring artworks by The Dallas Area Fiber Artists group on display now through January 11, 2016 at Crumbzz European Bistro in Downtown Forney!

Crumbzz European Bistro
212 S. Bois D’Arc
Downtown Forney

http://www.forneyarts.org

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Presentation by Fiber Artist Deborah Boschert at the VAST January 2016 Meeting

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Please join the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), on January 7th from 7 – 9 p.m. for a presentation by Fiber Artist Deborah Boschert.

Ms. Boschert will share her most recent art quilts and talk about how she developed her own personal style. She will share examples of her favorite techniques, materials and themes. Deborah includes many symbolic shapes in her art quilts and she’ll discuss how those came to be. She will tell stories about exciting collaborations, surprising discoveries and finding inspiration in unexpected places.

Deborah’s quilts incorporate layers of fabric, paint and stitching. She often includes personal symbols like stones, houses, handwriting and leaves. Her work has been published in many books and magazines and her art quilts have been included in international exhibits and galleries. She is the host of the Quilting Arts DVD Workshop: Contemporary Fabric Collage.

Deborah is always seeking creative spirit, new ideas and a great cup of coffee. Deborah lives in Lewisville with her husband and two kids.

To find out more about Deborah, see: http://deborahsstudio.com/

The presentation takes place at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX.

The presentation is only $3 for guests, and free for VAST Members. For more about VAST, see vastarts.org.

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Blackland Prairie Artisan and Fibre Faire

 

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BLACKLAND PRAIRIE ARTISANS AND FIBRE FAIRE

CONTACT: Debra Spears Greta Morgan

Cell:  469.628.7419 214.693-9975

dasspears@att.net greta.morgan1952@gmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“VINTAGE ARTS BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE”

Denison, Texas – IT IS THAT TIME AGAIN AND THE EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING……The Fourth Annual Blackland Prairie Artisan and Fibre Faire will take place at Texoma Exposition and Livestock Show Grounds at Loy Lake Park on October 17 and 18, 2015.

This festival is an annual event that brings together artists from Texas and surrounding states to sell their creations and the tools of their trade in a festival atmosphere.  In addition to shopping, attendees will be treated to free demonstrations by skilled artisans in what are considered by many to be “lost arts” such as spinning, weaving, rug-hooking, soap-making, wood carving, indigo dying, silk reeling and more.  The event is designed to engage the community.  Over 35+ artisans (returning favorites and new ones) will be offering their products including baskets, pottery, textiles, carvings, and jewelry.

In addition, musical entertainment will be provided by Bud Rager (the “Singing Son of Gun”), Stacey Whitson and the band, Not Together.  The Faire will have a designated location for the public to drop off knitted/crocheted items such as hats and scarves that will be donated to The Grayson County Shelter.

The festival and all demonstrations are free.  It is put on annually by the Blackland Prairie Artisan and Fibre Faire Committee, a group of experienced business owners, farmers, and fiber artists who share the common goal of promoting the arts in North Texas, and who have a wide range of experience and expertise in all areas of fiber production and use.

For additional information and a list of participating vendors and times of demonstrations, please go to www.bpaff.com. Flyer: BlacklandFlyer2015

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Fiber Visions: Dallas Area Fiber Artists

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“Fiber Visions” – DAFA Showcase at Richland College, Dallas

Fiber Visions is a juried showcase of recent work by members of the Dallas Area Fiber Artists (DAFA) at Brazos Gallery at Richland College, Dallas from October 1-31, 2015.

Receptions: Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 at 12-1 pm and 6-8 pm

DAFA: http://www.dallasfiberartists.org/

Richland College, Crockett Bldg., 12800 Abrams Rd., Dallas TX 75243 http://rlc5.dcccd.edu/gallery/

 

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Hard & Soft reception March 21 at the Small Gallery

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 “Hard &  Soft” – an exhibit exploring the use of fiber, stone, metal, ceramics, and wood as creative medium. Exhibit opens with a reception at The Small Gallery on Saturday, March 21, 6:00-9:00 pm. Featuring art by Jack Brockette, award winning fiber artist.Participating artists: Amie Adelman, Jack Brockette, Magi Calhoun, Vicki Charlotta, Nicole Dane, Katrina Doran, Molly Guzzino, Carter Herrington, Amy Justice, Morgan Kuster, Laurie Mahoney, Analise Minjarez, Julie Pitman, Shawn Reilly, Kathe Williams, Kiki Curry Winters, Kim Worthington.

The Small Gallery is located in the west wing on the 2nd level of Dallas Midtown (Valley View) at 13331 Preston Rd., #2242, Dallas, TX (LBJ & Preston).

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(images: Analise Minjarez, Laurie Mahoney, Jack Brockette)

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Free Basic Classes in Fiber Art by Sherrie Tootle

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The Irving Art Association offers free basic art classes for adults to get you started in art or in a new medium.

The Free Basics Classes follow a progressive sequence where you will learn basic skills via instructor demo/lecture — exercise —-practice. The series is designed for beginners to a particular art medium as well as mid career artists reviewing technique and not created finished works. Expect traditional as well as new and nontraditional materials and approaches.

To register, please fill out the online registration form on the Free Basic Art Classes page.

A $5 supply fee due to the instructor will be collected at first class..

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving. Held on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm.

Contact: IAA Workshop Chair Cynthia Padilla workshops@irvingart.org

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Instructor: Sherrie Tootle (email workshops@irvingart.org)

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FREE Basic Classes in Plein Air or Fiber Art – Sign up now!

IAALOGO4CThe Irving Art Association offers free basic art classes for adults to get you started in art or in a new medium.

The Free Basics Classes follow a progressive sequence where you will learn basic skills via instructor demo/lecture — exercise —-practice. The series is designed for beginners to a particular art medium as well as mid career artists reviewing technique and not created finished works. Expect traditional as well as new and nontraditional materials and approaches.

Registration is now open for 2015 classes. To register, please fill out the online registration form on the Free Basic Art Classes page.

A $5 supply fee due to the instructor will be collected at first class..

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving. Held on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm.

Contact: IAA Workshop Chair Cynthia Padilla workshops@irvingart.org

2015 Schedule:

  • Basic Oil Painting Jan. 8, 22, 29, 2015
    Instructor: KC Arjoon 
    (email kcarjoon@gmail.com)

  • Basic Colored Pencil Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2015
    Instructor: Cynthia Padilla 
    (email workshops@irvingart.org)

  • Basic Plein Air Mar. 5, 12, 19, 2015
    Instructor: Cynthia Padilla (email workshops@irvingart.org)

  • Basic Fiber Art Mar. 26, Apr. 2, Apr. 9
    Instructor: Sherrie Tootle
     (email workshops@irvingart.org)

 


Followup Intermediate Classes to the Free Basic Classes:

Sign up for these fee – based classes and utilize the skills learned in the basics. Contact workshops@rivingart.org

  • Oil Painting I Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2015
    Instructor: KC Arjoon 
    (email kcarjoon@gmail.com)

  • Colored Pencil I Mar. 5, 12, 19, 2015
    Instructor: 
    Cynthia Padilla (email workshops@irvingart.org)

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Fiber Creations: Denton Handweavers Guild

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The Denton Handweavers Guild celebrates and is open to all interested in the art of handweaving. This exhibition features the latest works by members including textiles, baskets, and garments.

Now showing in the Gough Gallery, November 14 – January 4, 2015. This exhibit is free and open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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