Tag Archive: figurative art

Artluck Sessions: Figure Drawing by Alexa Alarcon de Wierenga

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This is a figure drawing class led by local Fort Worth artist, Alexa Alarcon de Wierenga. Alexa began creating art at a very young age. At five she was in a stain glass window class with Mary Lynn Bowman, at 14 went to Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and later obtained a BFA in painting at UT Arlington. At Booker T. WHSPVA, she was the first freshman to be allowed to participate in an extracurricular, nude, figure drawing class guided by Nancy Miller. Alexa’s artwork is heavily influenced by the 4 years of figure drawing classes, her concepts sweep within psychological states of mind, environmental and social politics. She currently works at Dow Art Galleries, LLC as an Art Restorer, while continuing to work as an artist in the evenings.

The subject of the class will be a live nude model and the sessions will be split into two 45min sessions with a 15min break in-between.The first session begins at 6:30 p.m. and consists of several poses timed at different increments to serve as a warm-up. The second session is a single 45 min. pose that begins at 7:30 p.m.

Saturdays: Multiple upcoming dates https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artluck-figure-drawing-class-tickets-31467876265

Location: The Post, 2925 Race Street, Fort Worth, TX 76111 View Map

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Cindy J. Holmes: THUS SPAKE DERRIDA reception March 11 at Haley-Henman

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Image: Cindy J. Holmes Walking Man Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

CINDY J. HOLMES
THUS SPAKE DERRIDA

March 9 – April 1, 2017
Opening reception:  Saturday, March 11, 5-8 pm
Haley-Henman Gallery at Gallery 422
422 Singleton Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75212

a solo exhibition of new paintings

DALLAS, Texas (February 4, 2017)– Haley-Henman proudly presents Cindy J. Holmes’ solo exhibition of new paintings titled Thus Spake Derrida.  This is her third solo exhibition at Haley-Henman, which focuses on the human figure. The opening reception on Saturday, March 11 from 5-8 pm is free and open to the public.  The exhibition is from March 9 through April 1, 2017.

For this exhibition, Holmes has pushed the boundaries toward abstraction. Indeed, these paintings reference the Bay Area Figurative Movement that has generated itself as a distinct style since the 1950s, and which continues today in Holmes’s work.  But her existential position is different.  Instead of reintegrating elements of realism into painting, such as what the Bay Area artist did when they went beyond Abstract Expressionism, Holmes starts with realism and then takes it apart.

 

For Holmes, the figure is not stepping into an abstraction.  Her process breaks the rules of figurative artwork, and in this deconstructed way, removes the binary oppositions of beauty/ugly, whole/parts, man/woman.
Holmes allusion to Nietzsche in the title of her exhibition resonates with her paintings as “…authentic art, which allows freedom above things.  We need all exuberant, floating, dancing, mocking, childish, and blissful art lest we loose our freedom above things our ideal demands of us…” (Nietzsche 1882, The Gay Science: With a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs (1974), translated with a commentary, Walter Kaufman, N.Y., Vintage Books, p. 164).

 

HALEY-HENMAN celebrating its 10th anniversary

Haley-Henman Gallery is located in the Trinity Groves neighborhood in Dallas at Gallery 422 in The Workroom at 422 Singleton Boulevard, Dallas 75212.  Free Parking is next to the gallery at the corner of Singleton and Beeville.  Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 12 – 5 pm, and by appointment by calling 214-532-3225.  Visit the website for more current information at HALEY-HENMAN

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2017 Workshops at Artists’ Showplace

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To register or for more information, please call 972-233-1223. For workshop descriptions, instructor bios and supply lists, visit http://theartistsshowplace.com/.

The Artists Showplace Gallery

15615 Coit Road #230, Dallas, Texas 75248 (Southwest corner of Coit and Arapaho in the Shops at Spanish Village)

2017 Workshops at The Artists Showplace Gallery

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Oil: Back to Basics

Instructor: Cecy Turner

January 24-26, 2017

$285

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Acrylic Abstract

Instructor: Jo Moncrief

February 22-25, 2017

$385

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Life Drawing

Instructor: Ellen Soderquist

March 10-11, 2017

$220

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Marvelous Mosaics

Instructor: Lynn Haney

March 21-25, 2017

$385

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Mixed Media Abstract

Instructor: Jan Sitts

April 5-8, 2017

$400

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Figurative Watercolor

Instructor: Michael Holter

April 18-20, 2017

$300

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Photoshop for Artists

Instructor: Brad Funkhouser

April 28-29, 2017   

$200

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Painting on Silk

Instructor: Dawn Freeland

May 4-6, 2017

$275 + Supply Fee

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Clayful Creations in Polymer Clay

Instructor: Lynn Haney

May 23-27, 2017

$385

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Mixed Media Collage

Instructor: Maureen Brouillette

September 29-October 1, 2017

$285

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Watercolors A to Z

Instructor: Sterling Edwards

October 9-13, 2017

$500

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Oil Painting

Instructor: Bev Boren

November 2-4, 2017

$285

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Artist Talk with Jay Bailey Dec. 10 at JM Gallery

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Join JM Gallery Saturday, December 10 at 12 for an artist talk featuring Jay Bailey where he will discuss his body of work currently on display.

Jay Bailey’s paintings and drawings are full of life. Fluid contour lines layered with puddles and washes of color appear, on one level, just as the materials they are—charcoal and paint on a white ground. But at the same, the lines, colors, and paper actively coalesce into human figures, as if in real time, creating a dynamic interplay between the materials and the forms they represent. The materials and the figures are each engaging on their own terms. The loose, gestural quality of seemingly uncoordinated stains and lines creates a sense of spontaneity and immediacy. And the emergent figures are all too human; as Jay describes them, they are deconstructed souls with scars, imperfections, tattoos, and memories.

Jay has a BA in Fine Art from the University of Nevada in Reno, he undertook post-baccalaureate studies at the San Francisco Art Institute, and he has an MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has shown his work in group and solo exhibitions in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

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.

JM Gallery, One Arts Plaza

1722 Routh Street
Suite 106

Dallas, Tx 75201

 

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A conversation with with Midge Lynn, plus a party! Dec. 3 at Haley-Henman

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“Fallen” oil on wood (found object) wood letters 24 x 24 inches

MIDGE LYNN

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NOVEMBER 3 – DECEMBER 4, 2016

A conversation with Midge Lynn and a party!
Sunday, December 4, at 3 pm

HALEY-HENMAN at Gallery 422
422 Singelton Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75212

A conversation and closing party:  Sunday, December 4 at 3 pm

Midge Lynn works in oil paint, mixed media, and installations to explore themes of personal experience and human nature. Edward Hopper, Lucien Freud, and Ed Keinholz are her inspiration. An MFA graduate of Otis Art Institute, she currently is President of the Board of Directors of Gallery 825/Los Angeles Art Association.   

Haley-Henman Gallery at Gallery 422 is located at 422 Singleton Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75212 in the Trinity Groves neighborhood.  Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday noon to 5 pm and by appointment.  For more information, please contact John at 214-532-3225 and visit the weekly website updates at HALEY-HENMAN.

 

HALEY-HENMAN at Gallery 422
422 Singelton Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75212

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Wednesday Life Drawing Meetup at the Artists’ Showplace

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Next meetup on Wednesday, November 9th.
WALK INS WELCOME!

GET A 20% DISCOUNT AT ASEL ART SUPPLY! Mention that you are a student at The Artists Showplace to get 20% off your purchase at checkout.
You can sign up on  our website.. http://theartistsshowplace.com/events 

Learn even more through our Meetup group

Artists’ Showplace, SW Quadrant of Coit and Arapaho, 15615 Coit Rd.  #230, Dallas, TX 75248

http://theartistsshowplace.com

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Image provided by Ellen Soderquist
 This session’s life model will be nude.

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TVAA’s A World Full of People

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TVAA Downtown Gallery

September 1 – 30, 2016

A World Full of People

“A World Full of People” features the work of Rebecca Boatman, Marlyss Brightwell, Lonnie Brown, Stuart Burne, Joetta Currie, Kathy Elliott, Karen Frances, Van Garrett, Janine Gibson, Cricket Griffin, Linda Harmes, Jenny Keller, Carmen Lax-Ray, Linda Lee, Ron Mabry, Julia Pappas McNally, Pasha Mad, Juan Molina, T. Dale Nelson, Anuradha Giri Paudel, Julie Pitman, Elisabeth Schalij, Karen Shields Smith, and Carole Wolanow. Please join the artists for the reception on Saturday, September 24th from 2 to 4 in the afternoon during the 2016 Fall DADA Gallery Walk. Show runs through September 30th.

TVAA Downtown Gallery, Plaza of the Americas, Suite G207, 700 N Pearl, Dallas, TX 75201. Free and open to the public. http://tvaa.org

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Art Imitates Life – Life Imitates Art at the Gallery @ the Courtyard in Plano

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Gallery @ Courtyard
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE ARTISTS
This Friday 5 – 7 pm

“ART IMITATES LIFE’

“LIFE IMITATES ART”

 

This Friday, August 26, Plano Art Association is holding a reception for the special exhibit of a group of artists who gather every Thursday evening at the PAA gallery to paint from live models…thence, the name of the group and the name of the exhibit, THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE.

 

The exhibit exclusively features many figurative works initiated by these artists on Thursdays along with other of their figurative works. The artists are very dedicated to perfecting their skills in capturing the character of a vast array of different individuals.
The subjects for Thursday night sessions are professional art models skilled at striking and holding interesting poses for a full three hours.

Among the exhibitors are award winning painters as well as those early in their journeys in studying the fine art of painting and drawing from life.

The Gallery @ Courtyard is just across Haggard Park from the PAA Gallery. Address: Courtyard Theater, 1509 H Avenue, Plano, TX 75074 Phone (972) 941-5613
Join us at the reception at the Gallery @ Courtyard this Friday, August 26, 5-7 pm
We look forward to seeing you,
Soheyla Rashidyan
President, Plano Art Association
PAA is sponsored in part with a grant by the City of Plano. For more information on wonderful things to do in the City go to  www.plano.gov
 

Plano Art Association

Gallery located at
1013 15th Place, East Side Village I, Suite 105, Plano, TX. 75074
Check our website for gallery hours

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TVAA’s A World Full of People call for entries

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Call for Art

TVAA Downtown Gallery

A World Full of People

September 1 – 30, 2016

Our landscape is full of people of all types, traits and traditions. Imagine them as individuals or groups, and tell their story. Perhaps a portrait is called for, or a photograph of a crowd. Maybe your subject is active or completely immobile. People are the focus of this show, and it is your vision we want to experience!

All media welcome. Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 300 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side) to Curator Jenny Keller by the August 20th deadline at jennykeller1@sbcglobal.net.  Prospectus is available on the TVAA website (www.tvaa.org) or from Jenny.

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Creative Figurative Watercolor With Michael Holter May 28 & 29

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Only a few spaces left!

Dates:  May 28 and May 29
Cost:  $175.00 for Trinity Arts Guild Members
          $225.00 for Non-members
          $50.00 Deposit will hold your space
                      full payment due by May 10.
Where:  Trinity Arts Guild Gallery and Studio
              Bedford Boys Ranch Park
              2819 R.D. Hurt Parkway
              Bedford, TX 76025
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O’Keefe Studio Center: Art Instruction – Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

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The O’Keefe Studio Center
Fall 2015 – Spring 2016
Classes, Workshops, Lectures
Sculptural Abstraction Seminar
Instructor: Michael O’Keefe
Explore ideas of sculptural abstraction, develop a specific sculpture vocabulary and execute a finished sculpture using that vocabulary. A great intro to sculpture or advanced exploration of sculptural abstraction. Participants will work in clay, plaster or with found objects.
4 Sessions:
Tuesday, October 27th, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Tuesday, November 3rd, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Tuesday, November 10th, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Tuesday, November 17th, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Cost: $240 (includes clay, plaster, firing). A $100 non-refundable deposit holds your space. Balance due: October 13th: $140. In the event of cancellation after October 13th, $130 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.  Additional payment information at the bottom of the email.
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Figure Sculpture
Instructor: Michael O’Keefe
Work in clay from the model. 3 sessions, same pose each session.
Tuesday, February 2nd, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Tuesday, February 9th, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Tuesday, February 16th, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Cost: $150 (includes clay and firing). A $75 non-refundable deposit holds your space. Balance due: January 19th: $75. In the event of cancellation after January 19th, $65 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.  Additional payment information at the bottom of the email.
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Figure Painting Workshop
Instructors: Michael O’Keefe and Bonny Leibowitz
5 days of instruction, working with a model. Ideal for the drawer wanting to move into painting, the painter wanting to work from observation from life, or the artist that wants in-depth instruction.
Friday, February 19th, 12:30 – 4:30pm
Saturday, February 20th, 12:30 – 4:30pm
Sunday, February 21st, 12:30 – 4:30pm
Saturday, February 27th, 12:30 – 4:30pm
Sunday, February 28th, 12:30 – 4:30pm
Cost: $395. A $100 non-refundable deposit holds your space. Balance due: February 5th: $295. In the event of cancellation after February 5th, $285 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.  Additional payment information at the bottom of the email.
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Gesture Drawing Seminar
Instructor: Jay Bailey
Each of 6 sessions will be a unique consideration of gestural figure drawing, exploring various approaches to working in a swift, intelligent and playful manner.
The 6 sessions will take place on the following Fridays, from 1:00 – 4:00pm: 9/11/15, 10/9/15/, 11/13/15, 12/11/15, 1/8/16, 2/12/16
Cost: $300 for all 6 sessions or $50 per session. Payment in full holds your spot.  In the event of cancellation two weeks prior to a session you will be refunded your payment minus a $10 processing fee.  No refund less than two weeks prior.  Additional payment information at the bottom of the email.
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Considering the Artist Seminar
An established artist will be invited to share his or her insights into the Figure Drawing motif. The sessions will be an opportunity for participants to become acquainted with various and different approaches to working from the model. These sessions will begin with the invited artist giving a brief presentation, with images of his or her work, that explains the way in which he or she approaches the observation-based drawing situation. The artist will, for instance, discuss his or her choice of pose, length of pose, materials, size of drawing, vocabulary and types and degrees of abstractions employed. The presentation will be followed by three hours of drawing where participants draw alongside the invited artist.
Artists:
Juliette McCulloughOctober 1st, 6:00 – 9:30pm
Sedrick HuckabyNovember 5th, 6:00 – 9:30pm
Michael O’KeefeDecember 3rd, 6:00 – 9:30pm http://michaelokeefestudio.com

Bob Stuth-WadeJanuary 7th, 6:00 – 9:30pm
Jack BarnettFebruary 4th, 6:00 – 9:30pm
Ben RubinMarch 3rd, 6:00 – 9:30pm
Cost: $300 for all 6 sessions or $50 per session. Payment in full holds your spot.  In the event of cancellation two weeks prior to a session you will be refunded your payment minus a $10 processing fee.  No refund less then two weeks prior.   Additional payment information at the bottom of the email.
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Anatomy for Artists
Instructor: Michael O’Keefe
6 sessions exploring human anatomy as it is relevant to the visual arts, and figurative arts, in particular. Participants will explore the “parts” of the body, relationships within the body, the actions of the body, schematic possibilities, etc. Most sessions will involve lecture, demo, drawing time and informative exercises.
Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00pm on the following days: 11/22/15, 12/13/15, 1/31/16, 3/27/16, 4/24/16, 5/29/16
Cost: $300 for all 6 sessions or $50 per session. Payment in full holds your spot.  In the event of cancellation two weeks prior to a session you will be refunded your payment minus a $10 processing fee.  No refund less then two weeks prior.   Additional payment information at the bottom of the email.
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Watercolor Workshop
Instructor: Jay Bailey
Ideal for the individual wanting to explore the wonderful medium of watercolor. Gain insights into the material that will allow you to work freely and intelligently.
Session 1: October 10th and 11th, 12:00 – 3:00pm each day
Session 2: May 14th and 15th, 12:00 – 3:00pm each day
Cost: $120 per session (sessions 1 and 2 are the same content). For each session a $60 non-refundable deposit holds your space. Session 1 balance due: September 26th.  Session 2 balance due: April 30th: $60. In the event of cancellation after September 26th or April 30th, $50 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. Additional payment information at the bottom of the email.
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2D Design Workshop
Instructor: Juliette McCullough
Two 3 day workshops investigating principles of design that apply to all 2 dimensional visual art forms. These workshops will involve fun hands-on explorations, lectures and discussion, offering insight into important questions and concerns of visual form.
Session 1: “Line and Form”
October 30th, 6:00 – 8:00pm, October 31st, 12:00 – 3:00pm, November 1st, 12:00 – 3:00pm
Session 2: “Texture and Color”
January 22nd, 6:00 – 8:00pm, January 23rd, 12:00 – 3:00pm, January 24th, 12:00 – 3:00pm
Cost: $185 per session (includes most materials). A $90 non-refundable deposit holds your space for session 1. Balance due: October 16th.  A $90 non-refundable deposit holds your space for session 2. Balance due: January 8th: $95.  In the event of cancellation after October 16th or January 8th, $85 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.  Additional payment information at the bottom of the email.
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Thursday Evening Lecture Series
Enjoy insightful presentations of art-related topics, wine and hors d’oeuvres.
7:00 – 8:30pm on the following Thursdays:
Caricature: The Psychology of Deviation in Figurative Art”, Michael O’Keefe, September 17th
“NorthPark Center: 50 Years of Innovation”, Stephen Ross, November 12th
“Cubism; There is More to It Than You Think”, Michael O’Keefe, January 21st
“Putting a Price on Beauty: Exploring Today’s Art Market”, Brandon Kennedy, March 24th
Cost: $15 admission at each lecture.
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Annual Invitational Exhibit, 2015
All participants at the studio are invited to submit a work to the annual exhibition.
One night only. Free and open to all.
Reception: October 17th, 5:008:00pm
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 Payment options for all classes, workshops and lectures:
We accept cash, credit card or check.  
Checks made payable to “Michael O’Keefe” can be mailed or dropped off in person at:
The O’Keefe Studio Center, 580 W. Arapaho, Suite 290, Richardson, TX 75080
You can call with a credit card: (972) 528 – 0309

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I Am, You Are reception May 16 at ART7

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Please join ART7 Gallery
for the
Opening Reception
of
Am, You Are
Saturday, May 16, 2015  6-9pm
at ART7 Crockett Community Gallery

“Bailey Quinn” by Riley Holloway

ART7 invites the public to an exhibition titled I Am, You Are, showcasing juried works by artists in the 5-state region including Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico. I Am, You Are is the third of five themed exhibitions curated from a pool of artists who were accepted after applying to the ART7’s Regional Juried Call for Artists.

I Am, You Are presents an exciting look at contemporary portraits and figurative work. I Am, You Are is an exploration of what it means to be human, and celebrates the diversity of humanity. At a time when identity is in the forefront of national discussion, this exhibition offers a reflective look from many perspectives of cultures within the region, and in some instances the world. Works in the exhibition tackle culture clashes, women’s issues, childhood, community, love and storytelling.

I Am, You Are showcases thirty-one works by the following artists- Carolyn Brown, Ariel Davis, Noriko DeWitt, Teresa Foster, Gale Gibbs, Riley Holloway, Sam Ivie, Wenli Liu, Rosemary Meza-DePlas, Stormie Parker, Allison Proulx, Julie Pryor Wende, Valerie Ramos, Emily Rensink, Chloe Rizzo, Britney Samford, Leslie Lanzotti Solomon, Margo Stamp, Pam Stern, Carol Swenson-Roberts, Bernardo Vallarino, and James Volkert.

ART7 Sponsors

Arts Council of Fort Worth
Vestar West 7th
Dallas Fort Worth Acura Dealers
Reception Catered by Terra Mediterranean Grill
Beverages Provided by Times Ten Cellars

Art7 Crockett Community Gallery Hours:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 4 – 8 PM;  Saturday 1 – 8 PM.

Free parking available in West 7th Garages with validation from ART7.

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Michael Holter Watercolor Workshops

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Michael Holter Workshop Schedule

CREATING FIGURATIVE WATERCOLORS FROM PHOTOS

Workshop Dates: 3/21/2015 – 3/22/2015

Location: 2819 RD Hurt Parkway (Bedford, TX) (Trinity Arts Guild)

 

FACES AND PLACES IN WATERCOLOR

Workshop Dates: 4/1/2015 – 4/3/2015
Location: Star Harbor Watercolor Society (Athens, TX)

 

WATERCOLOR IMPRESSIONISM — FIGURE & LANDSCAPE

Workshop Dates: 5/4/2015 – 5/8/2015

Location: Green Country Watercolor Association,
Broken Arrow OK

 

WATERCOLOR IMPRESSIONISM — FIGURE & LANDSCAPE

Workshop Dates: 6/8/2015 – 6/11/2015

Location: Wimberly Artist Workshops
(All inclusive B&B package) $1250

 

WATERCOLOR IMPRESSIONISM — FIGURE & LANDSCAPE

Workshop Dates: 6/29/2015 – 7/1/2015

Location: Fredricksburg, Virginia

 


 

Michael Holter
972.965.2078 2816 Crow Valley Trail, Plano, TX 75023

 

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Michael Holter demo in Figurative Watercolor Jan. 5 for TAG

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Next month’s TAG meeting will be on Monday, January 5th at 7:00 PM. Our Demo Artist will be Michael Holter and his subject is Figurative Watercolor. Join us for an informative, entertaining evening. Bring a painting for the Painting of the Month contest and you might just win a gift certificate for art supplies from Asel Art.

Location: Bedford Boys Ranch (Artsnet Bldg.), 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671 (817) 283-1422 http://trinityartsguild.org

"The Veil Has Been Torn" Winner of The Lehmann Memorial Award at the 2014 Transparent Watercolor Society of America 38th Annual Exhibition.

“The Veil Has Been Torn” Winner of The Lehmann Memorial Award at the 2014 Transparent Watercolor Society of America 38th Annual Exhibition.

Michael Holter NWS, SWS, SWA
Texas artist, Michael Holter works in both watercolor and oil. Michael’s work has received numerous awards and recognition and can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and several foreign countries.

His current work in two categories: watercolor figurative and oil landscapes (both plein air and studio). Although Michael has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creative endeavors, from art teacher, creative director and businessman in fine art and commercial art. Michael has owned and operated two galleries. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and an MA in Visual Communication.

Michael is a signature member of The National Watercolor Society, the Southwestern Watercolor Society and The Society of Watercolor Artists.

Michael is also a member of the American Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society, The Outdoor Painters Society, the Portrait Society of America and the American Impressionist Society.

Michael will be featured in the Watermedia section in the December Southwest Art Magazine and his painting Gypsy at the Gate will be included in the North Light Publications Splash 16.

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/michael.holter

To inquire about attending a workshop
Email to michael@michaelholter.com

 

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“Coming Together” Contemporary Bolivian Art

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Coming Together is a project that joins two galleries, LuminArte Gallery and the Bianca Antognelli Art Gallery in a celebration of contemporary Bolivian art and music in Dallas. This collective Art Exhibit features six mid-career Bolivian artists reuniting in Dallas for the second time, with outstanding paintings by Patricia Mariaca, Fabricio Lara, Keiko Gonzalez, Angeles Fabbri, Erika Ewel and Alex Zapata. For this exhibition, the artists have invited their musical friends Vero Perez, a star in the Bolivian and Latin-American music scene and maestro guitarist Jorge Villanueva, as special guests to perform live for an enjoyable evening of music and vibrant contemporary Bolivian artwork. The exhibition and opening reception are on Saturday, May 31 from 7 – 10 PM and are free and open to the public.

LuminArte Gallery is located at 1727 E. Levee Street, Dallas, Texas 75207. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11am – 6pm; and from noon to 6pm on Saturday. For more information, call 214.914.4503 or visit www.luminarte.com 

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Fabricio Lara_untitled 2_oil on canvas

 

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Michael Holter: Figurative Watercolor Workshop May 8-10

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Texas artist, Michael Holter works in both watercolor and oil. Michael’s work has received numerous awards and recognition and can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and several foreign countries. His current work in two categories: watercolor figurative and oil landscapes (both plein air and studio). Although Michael has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creative endeavors, from art teacher, creative director and businessman in fine art and commercial art. Michael has owned and operated two galleries. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and an MA in Visual Communication.

Michael is a signature member of The National Watercolor Society, the Southwestern Watercolor Society and The Society of Watercolor Artists. He is also a member of the American Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society, The Outdoor Painters Society, the Portrait Society of America,  — from his website http://michaelholter.com

CREATING STUNNING WATERCOLOR FIGURES FROM PHOTOS

Price: $350.00
Workshop Dates: 5/8/2014 – 5/10/2014
Location: Wenmohs Ranch
Country: United States

Wenmohs Ranch Workshops in the Hill Country
Located in Cypress Mill, Texas, west of Austin
and north of San Antonio, just off Highway 281
between Marble Falls and Johnson City.

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The Workshop in a Nutshell

Many artists have an unnatural aversion to painting people, yet we know there is an attraction to the human form when viewing a painting. Not only does including people in artwork add interest and connection to the viewer, it takes the same skills as painting a landscape or still life. The method Michael demonstrates and instructs you in will take you through the necessary steps to achieve your goals and give you tools to create a well-structured representation while still allowing for the expressive use of color and brushstroke.

Michael’s workshop will include insightful discussion of important aspects of figurative work such as composition and capturing a mood. You will spend time on exercises designed to heighten your techniques. There will be real-time demonstrations as well as high-speed video demos of Michael working in his studio. Students of all levels and interests will enjoy Michael’s personal and up-front style of teaching as well as his inspirational approach to his work. Students will leave prepared and challenged to move on to a new level of confidence in painting portraits in watercolor.

www.wenmohsranch.com
Call — 512-517-3453
email — dena@wenmohsranch.com

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