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Fine Art and Antique Estate Sale at The Artists Showplace Gallery

The Artists Showplace Gallery presents a fine art and antique estate sale beginning on Friday, June 30, and continuing through the month of July. Discover hundreds of paintings, including original oils, limited-edition prints, etchings and engravings; exquisite porcelain, marble and bronze sculptures; antique furniture, clocks, lamps and figurines; and much more. Prices will be 30% to 70% off retail.

Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with special hours from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays.

The Artists Showplace Gallery is located at 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248, at the SW corner of Coit and Arapaho, in the Shops at Spanish Village. For more information, call the gallery at 972-233-1223. http://theartistsshowplace.com/

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SWA International Juried Exhibition closes this Saturday


The 2016 Society of Watercolor Artists International Juried Exhibition will close at noon on Saturday, May 28th.  There’s still a little time to see the 50 pieces of artwork, including the Best of Show, Aglow by Leon Loughridge of Denver, Colorado.  Fort Worth Central Library, Atrium Gallery.


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Geometric Abstractions Show Now Live (5/21 – 7/2) and Tonight (5/25) – VIP Reception for Angelo DeFilippo

Geometric Abstractions - Evite-Angel DeFilippo May 25th

Tonight (5/25) LuminArte Fine Art Gallery hosts a VIP Reception for artist, Angelo DeFilippo, to promote his ongoing show at the gallery in conjunction with several other artists and titled, Geometric Abstractions. 

The show will run from May 21 – July 2, 2016. 

LuminArte Fine Art Gallery

1727 E. Levee St.

Dallas, TX 75207


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2016 VisionMakers @ 108 Contemporary – entries due April 1st


2016 VisionMakers
Call for Entries

108|Contemporary announces a Call for Entries for VisionMakers 2016, our signature juried exhibition for Oklahoma and Regional artists working in 2- and 3-dimensional fine craft. The purpose is to spotlight and reward excellence by Oklahoma and Regional fine craft artists. The exhibition will be held at 108|Contemporary, a beautiful gallery space in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District, from October 7 – November 19, 2016.

The exhibition is open to individuals 18 years and older who reside in Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas and are not degree-seeking art students. Media is limited to 2- and 3-dimensional fine craft arts, such as, but not limited to: glass, fiber, metal, ceramics and wood. Installation work is encouraged. Work must be original, completed in the last 2 years and not produced while an art student. Must be the same work as submitted image.

Guest Juror
Namita Wiggers is a curator, writer, and museum consultant who combines her experience and training as an art historian, museum educator, ethnographer and design researcher, teacher, writer, and studio art jeweler. She is the former Director and Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon, and she is co-founder of the Critical Craft Forum. Wiggers considers how craft and design function as simultaneously distinct and intersecting practices, and how the exhibition operates as a site and space for cultural inquiry. She serves on the Board of Trustees, American Craft Council and on the curatorial board of accessCeramics.

There will be $10,000 in awards offered for VisionMakers 2016.

There will be a catalog produced in conjunction with the exhibit. 108|Contemporary recommends that accepted artists provide the highest quality image (300 dpi, approximately 1800 X 1200) for graphic reproduction of the work.

108|Contemporary will retain a 40% commission on all sales.

The artist is responsible for safe delivery and timely pickup of work. 108|Contemporary will insure work in its possession for the period of September 22 – November 22, 2016. The artist is responsible for damage and/or loss after the pickup date.

Entry Procedure
Please complete entry form online at http://www.callforentry.org using the following link: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2964&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes

Entries will be accepted beginning October 15th, 2015 and ending April 1st, 2016. Entries should include a bio or resume, short artist statement, contact information, label information, and images. Artists may submit up to three images for each of their three submissions; please only include images at 300 dpi. Entry fee is $35 for members of 108|Contemporary and $45 for nonmembers, and entry fees can be paid through the online submission system. Members should contact 108|Contemporary for the member’s code.

Images of accepted entries will be retained by 108|Contemporary, images of non-accepted work will be discarded. Submission of work to this exhibition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus and shall further include permission to reproduce work for publication, documentation and the press. No substitution of artwork for the original in the digital submission entries will be accepted.

All artwork must be for sale. Artists will be responsible for shipping work to the gallery and 108|Contemporary will pay for return shipping at the conclusion of the exhibition.

VisionMakers 2016 Calendar
April 1st, 2016 Entry Deadline
May 1st, 2016 Artist Notification
September 15th, 2016 Delivery of Artwork to 108 E. Brady, Tulsa, OK
October 7th, 2016 Exhibition Opens
November 20-22nd, 2016 Pick Up All Artwork

For more information, contact director@108contemporary.org or call us 918-895-6302.

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Cowtown Indie Bazaar vendor applications


North Texas MADE announces their holiday show, The Cowtown Indie Bazaar, scheduled for December 12, 2015, 11 am to 5pm at the Roundup Inn, Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3400 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

Cowtown Indie Bazaar will feature handcrafted goods from indie makers from all across North Texas. Find handmade jewelry, home goods, children’s items, unique clothing, accessories, bath & body products, original artwork, eco-friendly items and more. Family friendly, free to attend, indoors and climate controlled. Pay to park. First 40 attendees will receive a complimentary swag bag filled with handmade items. The event will include photo ops with Santa, photo booth, and cash bar.

Vendor applications available at http://www.cowtownindiebazaar.com/ and will be accepted through October 16th. All applicants will hear from us no later than October 23rd. https://www.facebook.com/events/1614582512125276/

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Donna Weber - Rotator

You are invited

Sun Drenched Color by Donna Weber

March 5 – 14
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am – 6:00pm

March 7
6:00 PM till 9:00 PM
Enjoy Fine Art, Complimentary Wine and Hors d’oeuvres

Donna Weber
For details – http://giddensgallery.com/march-artists-show-reception/

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Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine
624 S Main St
Grapevine, Tx 76051



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Mnemosyne – Opening Reception Feb. 21 at LuminArte

He Si'en - Experience Series -  Is said to be beautiful - 3 -120X70cm

LuminArte presents Mnemosyne, a celebration of contemporary figurative art. In this inspiring exhibition, international artists, including Viktorija Bulava, Esther Wertheimer, Ray Ferrer, Sal Zagami, Victor Frankowski, Luba Muravyeva, Cesar Santafe, Katrin Alvarez, Bruno Angel, Francisco Ceron, Chema Gil, He Si’en, Dick Nosbisch and Noir/Vogue exhibit with local artists, Jonathan Davis, Michael Pavlovsky, Rick Timmons, Luis Fernando Camacho, Ben Britt, Sergei Rodionov, Anja Yamaji and John Milton. The exhibition opens in tandem with the abstract exhibit “No Body, No Evidence, Right?” and runs from January 24th to March 14th; the artists’ reception will commence on February 21st. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.


In Greek mythology, Mnemosyne was the personification of memory in Greek mythology. She was a Titaness, the daughter of Uranus and Gaia; and through her bond with Zeus, she was known for being the mother of the nine Muses. The exhibition, Mnemosyne is a sequel to the 2014 international figurative exhibition, Muse; and in this selection, the artwork encompasses the full spectrum of figuration, including Art Nouveau, Pop Art, Realism, Surrealism, Expressionism and Synthetic Cubism in the media of photography, sculpture, drawing and painting.

For many, figurative art evokes a certain kind of sentiment or emotional response. We are inspired by our memories and experiences, even in their abstraction; since the human brain tends to reconstruct the events of one’s life into an overall gestalt or narrative perception. We cannot help but relate our subjective experience to something tangible; and the most physical, personal reference is our own body. We relate to each other in a similar way, finding common connections by nurturing a sense of empathy. Figurative art can inspire this concept of connectivity, which draws upon our memories, our emotions and our life experiences. How we relate to art together as an audience can inspire social, political and cultural movements, yet can alternately restrict popular sentiment, as witnessed in the use of figurative art by totalitarian regimes and through other forms of propaganda. In this exhibition, we strive to free ourselves from restrictions and to view the liberating potential of art through the imitation of existence as inspired by the human form.


About LuminArte Gallery

LuminArte Gallery, conveniently located in the Dallas Design District, showcases contemporary award-winning artists, as well as bright emerging talent. Specializing in art placement and interior design consultation, the gallery presents collectors, designers and corporate clients with a diverse array of artwork in a variety of media, styles and techniques. Representing over forty artists from more than a dozen countries, LuminArte continues to embrace the local art community by hosting an artist in residence program, and by providing workshops and continuing education opportunities.

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 and follow on Facebook.


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“sculptechular 2014” – Call for all things 3D! Deadline 8/22


Frisco Arts presents the 2nd annual “sculptechular” in the Frisco Art Gallery (smaller works) and the Special Events Center (installations) at the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034. This includes a one-month juried art exhibition from 9.3-10.4, a two-week juried installations exhibition from 9.3-9.13, and a two-day spectacle with demos, a panel discussion, and reception on 9.6 and 9.7.

A “Most sculptechular” best of show award will be given to the winner during the reception on Sunday, September 7th, from 2-4PM.

For entry forms and details, see: http://www.friscodiscoverycenter.com/index.php/events/sculptechular-2014/

Deadline to enter: 8/22/14

Questions? Contact Paige Prater, Director of Marketing and Exhibits for Frisco Arts: pprater@friscoarts.org/972-668-5180.

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Featured Artists Show and Reception July 24- Aug 3


You are invited
Giddens Gallery July Artists Show and Reception July 24- Aug 3
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am – 6:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Featuring: Trudy Atteberry and Leticia Sedberry

Reception Saturday, July 26,  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy Fine Art and Complimentary Wine & Hors d’oeuvres

For details: http://giddensgallery.com/featured-artists-show-and-reception-july-24-aug-3/

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine
624 S. Main St
Grapevine, TX 76051

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One Night Showing of Our 2014 New Work at Stoney’s Wine Lounge

Quaglia "The Sleeper"

Quaglia “The Sleeper”

Just a little interlude ...

You are invited to drop by Stoney's Wine Lounge May 27
featuring chanteuse Diana Gale and a showing of our 2014 work.

For one evening only Bob Quaglia and Sharon Shero will be exhibiting their new photography/photomontagerie.

Nurture your senses!
treat yourself to a taste of wine (or a glass or so),
listen to Diana's silken voice, and view, and perhaps purchase,
from our collective travail de photographie 2014

May 27 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Stoney's Wine Lounge 
6038 Oram Street  | Dallas  | 214.953.3067

silent G imagery studio
Bob Quaglia & Sharon Shero
1418 Highland Road | Dallas  | 214.394.0480

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Who Waxed Cock Robin?

Quaglia "The Sleeper"

Quaglia “The Sleeper”

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Grapevine Spring Gallery Night May 3


Historic Downtown Grapevine

Gallery Night

Saturday May 3, 2014

5 p.m – 10 p.m

Sponsored by


Grapevine Art Dealers Association

For Detail go to


May 2014 Gallery Night Promo Photo

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LuminArte Presents Represented Artists, New Works

"Undersea Eruption" by Lee Ables

“Undersea Eruption” by Lee Ables

LuminArte presents is an exhibition showcasing new works by represented artists as well as a selection of gallery favorites. In addition, we are presenting a roster of new artists to the Dallas art scene alongside a wide range of local talent. This all-encompassing presentation of artists from 25 countries opens on November 9th, with a reception from 7-10pm; and many artists will be in attendance. The exhibition runs through December 7th; both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Alongside Texas based artists, career US artists combine with esteemed international artists in this mega-showcase of multimedia expression. Many of the participating artists will be revealing their latest works in this must-see exposition of monumental international talent, with artists representing the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, Portugal, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Poland, Latvia, Russia, China, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Mexico, Jamaica, Cuba, Iraq, Iran, Israel and India.

LuminArte is pleased to introduce the artwork of internationally acclaimed artist, Paul Lorenz to the DFW Metroplex. With an education in Bauhaus architecture and fine art, Paul depicts abstraction in its purest form, geometry. Bridging the principals and immediacy of painting, drawing and sound with the logic and detail of architecture, Paul’s artwork becomes defined by his multi-disciplinary process of expression. “Abstraction is not a style, but a state of mind…a way of thinking about action, time and circumstance, confidence and risk-taking, boldness and subtlety.”

A special presentation of paintings by Lee Ables will be on view, honoring his life’s work. Lee spent much of his life in Hawaii, as reflected in his bright, colorful abstract paintings that often depict volcanic activity in vibrant, undersea eruptions. Lee spent his later years in Arizona, where he recently passed away. He will be greatly missed; and we have been honored to represent his work at LuminArte.

For a complete list of participating artist, please visit www.luminarte.com

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2nd Annual Fest of Trees in Frisco! NO Entry FEE!


Create a tree, wreath, or two-dimensional piece of art and help foster-care-children in north Texas!
NO entry fee required.

Deadline to enter: Nov 9
Drop-off /installation: Nov 23
Exhibition dates: Nov 25-Dec 21
Awards Reception: 
Sunday, December 8, 2-5PM

Details: http://www.friscodiscoverycenter.com/index.php/events/festival-of-trees-2013/

Frisco Arts is partnering with the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco to offer a holiday exhibition in the Frisco Art Gallery with a silent auction to benefit CASA of Collin County. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of any tree or wreath will go to CASA of Collin County. 70% of the proceeds of the sale of any two-dimensional piece of artwork will go to CASA, with 30% going back to the artist. Open-house reception on Dec 8, from 2-5PM.

All artwork displayed during Festival of Trees 2013 must be for sale. If two-dimensional artwork sells, 30% of the sale goes to CASA of Collin County and 70% goes back to support the artist. If a tree or wreath sells, 100% goes to CASA of Collin County.


Email Paige Prater, Director of Marketing & Exhibits: pprater@friscoarts.org or call 972-668-5180

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LuminArté Studios Anniversary and the Inauguration of the LuminArté Artist Workshop


LuminArté Gallery is celebrating the one year anniversary of our gallery artists in residency program, LuminArté Studios, as well as the inauguration of the LuminArté Artist Workshop, which features weekly classes in art education and painting techniques. Please join us on Thursday, October 17th from 7- 10PM for wine and refreshments, see new works by our resident artists, and view the current exhibition, Texas Rugged and Shiny.

Texas Rugged and Shiny, is a sequel to last year’s popular exhibition titled “Texas Bold and Abstract,” which featured contemporary creations by Texas based artists. This year, LuminArte has invited a few “Tex-pats” as well to round out this vibrant, Tex-centric showcase, which runs through November 2nd. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

LuminArté Gallery, conveniently located in the Dallas Design District, showcases contemporary award-winning artists, as well as bright emerging talent. Representing over forty artists from more than a dozen countries, LuminArté continues to embrace the local art community by hosting an artist in residence program, and by providing workshops and continuing education opportunities. In addition, the gallery provides art placement and interior design consultation, presenting collectors, designers and corporate clients with a diverse array of artwork in a variety of media, styles and techniques.

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 and follow on Facebook.




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FBCAA Meeting / Workshop: Pam Wilson Sept. 17

FBCAA Meeting/Workshop

The Farmer’s Branch Carrollton Art Association will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 17 in the Craft Room of the Farmer’s Branch Senior Center, 14055 Dennis Lane, near Valwood. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. and includes a presentation by Pam Wilson on travel experiences in Limoux, France. It concludes around 11:30 a.m. Guests and potential new members are welcome. Membership is $30 per year and associate membership is $40 per year.

From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Ms. Wilson will conduct a workshop on painting vibrant flesh tones in watercolor. She will be using what she has learned from Suzanna Winton, Ted Nuttall and others. The cost of the workshop is $10.

For more information call Liz at 469-865-0877._

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