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Dallas Arboretum Presents Artscape Reimagined 2017 With More than 100 Artists

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Dallas Arboretum Presents Artscape Reimagined 2017 With More than 100 Artists

 

DALLAS, Texas (January 24, 2017) — From April 29 to 30, the Dallas Arboretum hosts Artscape Reimagined 2017, a juried fine art and fine craft show and sale that brings together more than 100 outstanding artists from around the country in one of the most beautiful gardens in the world, according to Architectural Digest. A special members preview will be held on April 28 before it opens to the public April 29 and 30.

 

Artscape Chair Kaki Hopkins said, “Set amidst an explosion of spring color, Artscape will transform the Dallas Arboretum’s Pecan Grove into a unique gallery of artistic creations. The event offers our guests the opportunity to both view and acquire beautiful works of art.”

 

The show features a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, 2-D and 3-D mixed media, photography, fiber, ceramics and more.  This year’s event features a significant increase in the number of artists showing and selling fine arts and crafts. New this year will be a University Zone with artwork from students and faculty. In addition, Dallas galleries will display and sell select artwork in the historic DeGolyer House.

 

In addition to Artscape, guests will be able to enjoy ZimSculpt, a world renowned exhibition of modern Zimbabwean stone sculptures, which will also be beautifully incorporated in the garden as the largest collection ever featured in the southern U.S. with more than 100 hand-carved pieces, which are available to view and to purchase. Two Zimbabwean artists will also demonstrate their artistry as they carve stone into modern sculptures.

 

On May 12 at 6 p.m. at Dallas Arboretum’s Rosine Hall, Artscape continues with an inaugural celebratory awards dinner and auction to honor a top arts contributor. Betty Crawford and Frankie Horn are co-chairing the dinner, and Heritage Auctions will host the live and online auctions.

 

Led by Hopkins, key committee members include David Dike of David Dike Fine Art; Brian Shivers, Dallas Arboretum past board chairman; Patricia Meadows, well known arts consultant and appraiser; Robert Bellamy of Robert Bellamy Designs; Salvador Impastato of Studio Outside; Michael Faircloth of Michael Faircloth Designs; Gail Sachson of Ask Me About Art; Judy Gibbs and Michael Jenkins, both community leaders, among others. More information can be found at http://www.dallasarboretum.org/visit/seasonal-festivals-events/artscape.

 

A members-only preview will take place on Friday, April 28 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Reservations will be required. Members will have a chance to preview and shop at a sneak peek before Artscape opens to the public on Saturday, April 29.

 

Among many artists of note who have juried into this year’s show include Brad Oldham (sculpture); Jim Bowman, Carlyn Ray (both glass); Elizabeth Anyaa, Valerie Guignol (both fiber); and Lynn Armstrong (ceramics).

 

About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218.  The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. It is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Dallas Morning News is the principal partner of the Dallas Arboretum.  The Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department.  WFAA is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum. Visit dallasarboretum.org or Facebook for more information.

 

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Nancy Medina: Painting Brilliant Florals and Landscapes Workshop Feb. 10-12

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Painting Brilliant Florals and Landscapes

February 10-12, 2017

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association    REGISTER

Put a little joy in your brush and join award winning artist NancyMedinafor three days of painting florals and landscapes in oils. In addition to lessons in painting from life, Nancy will share all of her favorite tips and tools for color mixing, the importance of value to create impact, and how to use temperature strategically in order to make your paintings dramatic. Acrylic and water media painters are also welcome, and Nancy will also provide direction to these painters during her demos.

 

In this 3-day class, you’ll create beautifully adventurous paintings and teach your color to hop up and dance on the canvas!

Your class includes three days of creating brilliant color in Irving, Texas. Open for beginners to advanced painters, Nancy will share all her favorite tips for taking your art to the next level in this fun workshop!

Open for students who work in oils, as well as those who work in water based oils and acrylics, you will learn to loosen your approach to the landscape and floral still life in this indoor workshop. This will be a fun workshop with multiple demonstrations by the teacher. Nancy shares all her favorite tips with you for creating brilliant color on a transparent background, and methods for making your flowers and landscapes look authentic and beautiful. Students are encouraged to take lots of photos and ask many questions, and will take home the tools needed to create paintings they will enjoy for years to come.

February 10-12, 2017 10 am to 4:30 pm daily

$495 per student           REGISTER

Van service to and from nearby DFW International Airport available through La Quinta, as well as van service to and from class.

La Quinta Inn and Suites, 4225 MacArthur Blvd, Irving, Texas 75038 972-261-4900

You will learn to:

  • Simplify shapes
  • Brighten colors
  • Add drama
  • Paint loosely with confident brush strokes

Click here for my supply list!

 For more about Nancy, see her website  http://www.nancymedina.com/

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Fran Chausse White “Color into Light” Reception Nov. 5 at Giddens Gallery

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Fran Chausse White

“Color into Light”

“Art evolves onto canvas from a full scale of color found on Fran’s palette. Paint relationships plus color creativity bring her art into the Light which gives Life to the art.”

You are invited
FEATURED ARTIST’S SHOW & RECEPTION

Show  Nov 3 – Nov 12, 2016

Gallery open TuesdaySaturday  11:00am – 6:00pm

Artist’s Reception Saturday, Nov 5  6:00 PM till 9:00 PM

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Enjoy Fine Art, Complimentary Wine, Hors d’oeuvres and Smiles

Take a look at Fran’s Work – http://goo.gl/lkG2zA

GIDDENS GALLERY OF FINE ART

http://giddensgallery.com/

624 South Main Street
Grapevine, Texas 76051
(817) 488-8600

Special Note on PARKING

Parking is very limited in front of the Gallery so we suggest you park in the available area behind the Gallery. Off of Main Street, turn West on W Hudgins St to get to the parking lot. Below is a link to the map of available parking in Grapevine. Scroll to the bottom of this Map to find Hudgins St.  We are in the Visitors Center Building.  The available parking area for the Gallery is on the left side of the map in bright blue labeled “PUBLIC PARKING AFTER 5 PM and SAT & SUN”

http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/includes/content/docs/media/Parking-Map.pdf

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Introduction to Floral Art in Colored Pencils

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An award-winning colored pencil artist, Noriko DeWitt, will introduce you to the world of colored pencil art!  In this workshop, we are going to explore contemporary realism by creating a rose themed artwork. We’ll keep the artwork size small and simple in 5×7 size so that we can finish it during the workshop and turn it into a one-of-a-kind holiday gift.  The reference photo will be provided at the workshop.

Dallas Arboretum Workshop

Date: November 12

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Ages: Adult only

For fee and registration information, please visit Dallas Arboretum website.


McKinney Art House Workshop

Dates: December 3 & 4

Times: 1:30-5:30pm

Ages: 12 and up

Location: McKinney Art House, 502 N. Kentucky St., McKinney, TX 75069

Session Fee: $100 plus $25 optional supply kit

For more information and registration, please visit NorikoDeWitt.com.

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Painting Classes with Laurieann Dygowski: The Pelican July 23 and Flowers Aug. 29

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Classes are around two hours long and you will create a completed piece of art on a 8 x 10 canvas board. All materials and paints are supplied. (acrylics)

Artists Round Texas members; class fee; $25.00    Non-members; $35.00 Payment is due before class starts.

Instructor; Laurieann Dygowski (see my Facebook page at: Laurieann Lepper Dygowski)

7242 Liberty Grove, Rowlett, 972-475-1836

Please make your reservations early, since class size is small – no more than 5, seating is limited and my art classes are taught on a personal level. I do allow younger students to attend if they show some potential art ability. Usually I don’t accept anyone under 15 years of age. If younger students attend, parents cannot stay, unless they have paid for the class also.

Here is the list of classes coming soon, along with a go-by image to show what you will be creating.

Hope to see you soon! : )

 

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PELICAN – Learn how you can bring an image out from a dark underpainting and how simple lines can make for an outstanding image. 

 

    

 

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FLOWERS – See how easy it is to paint flowers, by getting your brush to apply all the color you need. Learn how important white space is. 

 

Laurieann Dygowski
972-475-1836   dygowski@verizon.net

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North Haven Gardens: Nature, Impressed: Mixed Media Works by Local Artists

Kristin Markham
Cynthia Daniel
Lottie Minnick
Sarah Willis
Terri Thoman

Reception was May 20th.

Our goal is to create a quality space dedicated to expanding interest in local art and promoting a lifestyle enhanced by gardening, nature and the environment.

Works in the gallery are available for purchase.http://www.nhg.com/gallery/nature-impressed-may-20-2016/

7700 NORTHAVEN ROAD | DALLAS, TEXAS 75230 | 214.363.5316
MONDAY – SATURDAY 9 AM — 6 PM
SUNDAY 10 AM — 5 PM

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May Flowers at TVAA Downtown Gallery

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MAY 2 – 31, 2016

“MAY FLOWERS” features the work of Miranda Abu-Farha, Tulika Bhatia, Marlyss Brightwell, Lonnie Brown, Lauren Burgess, Noriko DeWitt, Robin Funk, Van Garrett, Fawn Jones, Jenny Keller, Antonia Lazaki, Linda Lee, Christie McMillon, Kevin Megison, Maryam Mohi, Julie Mortillaro, Sandra Mucha, T. Dale Nelson, Jan Partin, Celine Raphael-Leygues, Marco Rubino, Elisabeth Schalij, Karen Thompson, and Carole Wolanow. 

The show runs through May 31, 2016 at the TVAA Downtown Gallery, Plaza of the Americas, Suite G207, 700 N Pearl Street, Dallas 75201.

Please join the artists for the reception on Sunday, May 15th from 2 to 4 in the afternoon. Free and open to the public.

For more about Texas Visual Arts Association see http://tvaa.org/.

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ART IN THE GARDEN 2016 call for artists

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ART IN THE GARDEN 2016

The Fort Worth Botanical Society & the Fort Worth Garden Club invite regional artists and artisans to submit work for the 9th Annual Art in the Garden. As a part of FW’s popular Fall Gallery Night, the juried exhibition and sale showcase artwork at the historic FW Botanic Garden in the heart of the Cultural District. Art in the Garden is a natural complement to the FW Botanic Garden and net proceeds support improvements and maintenance of the Garden.

The FW Botanic Garden was established in 1934 and is the oldest botanic garden in Texas. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is home to over 2,500 species of native and exotic plants in more than twenty-three specialty gardens. Just west of downtown Fort Worth and in the Cultural District, the FW Botanic Garden is a family-friendly venue.

The exhibition is open from: Friday, September 9th — 1:00pm-5:00pm Saturday, September 10th — 10:00am-6:00pm Sunday, September 11th — 1:00pm-4:00pm Gallery Night Artist’s Reception is on Saturday, September 10th 4:00pm-6:00pm Winners will be selected in seven categories, including oil/acrylic, water media, drawing/pastel, mixed media, photography, sculpture and jewelry.

Deadline for entries: Monday, June 13th, 2016 Entry Fee: $40 (up to three entries) All entries will receive 2 complimentary passes to visit the Japanese Garden & Conservatory inside the FW Botanic Garden. For additional information, call 817-392-5510. http://www.fwbg.org/

Key Dates/Deadlines:  

June 13, 2016       Artist’s entry form, fee and image(s) are due
August 1, 2016      Printable Acceptance Letters/Contracts are emailed/mailed
August 15, 2016    Artist’s Acceptance Letters/Contracts are due

Prospectus: https://form.jotform.com/60564723830152

Entry form: EntryForm_Brochure

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The Machine in the Garden & Thurman’s Natural Impressions open May 7 at the Bath House

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The Machine in the Garden

May 7-June 4, 2016

Reception: Saturday, May 7, 2016 (7-9 PM) • Featuring music by Stephen Houpt

Curated by Marilyn Waligore and Reynaldo Thompson

The Machine in the Garden is an exhibition of photography, video, and mixed media art that is presented by the Bath House Cultural Center, in collaboration with the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Guanajuato at Salamanca. This collaborative project produced three conjoined exhibitions that have been presented at the venue of each partner organization. The exhibitions were curated by Reynaldo Thompson, from the University of Guanajuato, Salamanca, and by Marilyn Waligore, Professor of Photography / Aesthetic Studies at UT Dallas.

From the simulation of cells multiplying in a laboratory petri dish, to the creation of bio-cybernetic art objects functioning within the landscape, the artists featured in this exhibition affirm that our 21st century experience of nature has become forever transformed by the impact of science and technology. The title of the exhibition is inspired by Leo Marx’s book by the same name, written in 1964. The art featured in the show revisits half a century later the same idea of exploitation of nature.

The Machine in the Garden features artwork by U.S. and Mexican artists, including: Jaime Bailléres, Twyla Bloxham, Gilberto Esparza, Gonzalo Bautista, Mitzi Hallmark, Eric Keig, David Witherspoon, and Carlo Zinzi.

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Natural Impressions: Recent Artwork by Cecilia Thurman

May 7-October 1, 2016
The show will be closed to the public, June 5-27, due to the annual Youth Art Summer Camp.

Reception with the Artist: Saturday, May 7, 2016 (7-9 PM)

The White Rock Lake Museum, housed inside the Bath House Cultural Center, presents Natural Impressions, an exhibition of recent paintings by Cecilia Thurman.

Cecilia Thurman is a painter and a printmaker who lives in Dallas, near White Rock Lake. The acrylic on paper paintings featured in the Natural Impressions exhibition are the artist’s most recent body of work. The new series refers to Cecilia’s tremendous and abiding love of nature, which is unquestionably a constant theme that can be seen in many of her prints and paintings. The goal of the imagery, according to the artist, is to evoke the feeling of elements found in nature, and to express the poetry and mystery of the land that we all share.

Visit Cecilia’s website at www.ceciliathurman.blogspot.com

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The Bath House Cultural Center is the home of the White Rock Lake Museum. The museum’s mission is to preserve and present the human and natural history of White Rock Lake Park and its surrounding environment.

Visit our website for more information

Bath House Cultural Center • (214) 670-8749 • www.bathhousecultural.com

The Bath House Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. The center is dedicated to fostering the growth, development and quality of multi-cultural arts within the City of Dallas. The center emphasizes innovating visual and performing arts as well as other multi-discipline events throughout the year. Funding for the Bath House Cultural Center is provided by the City of Dallas, with additional support from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

LOCATION AND HOURS:

The Bath House Cultural Center is located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake at the end of Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. at 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. The center is open until 10:00 PM on nights with theatre performances. For general information about cultural programs at the Bath House Cultural Center, please call (214) 670-8749 or visit the center’s website at http://www.bathhousecultural.com

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BOTANICALS the exhibition at thegallery8680

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Botanicals: Botanical Expression includes 60 pieces of beautiful original art and photography for sale all executed by local artists

Our desire is to create a space for emerging artists of a visionary nature. Whether self-taught or raised within the disciplines of art, we believe that the essence of true artistic expression comes from an earnest desire to say something. We aim to facilitate the artist by promoting the exhibition and sale of art to the general public and the local art population, while hoping to create a hub for an emerging art community. We have had a wonderful response to each of our shows and hope you will join us in creating a new dimension to art in Frisco.

April 22 – May 16, 2016

thegallery8680@gmail.com http://www.thegallery8680.com/
The gallery is located: @ 8680 main street suite e1 Frisco Texas 75034.
Robyn parker Feehan Creative Director thegallery8680

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Artscape 2016 at the Dallas Arboretum Apr. 22 – 24

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Artscape 2016

The Dallas Arboretum’s Annual Fine Art Show and Sale

Friday, April 22, Members-only Preview event- Click here to register.

Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

http://www.dallasarboretum.org/visit/seasonal-festivals-events/artscape

The beauty of art meets the beauty of nature at the Arboretum’s annual fine art and fine craft show and sale in the garden. This juried art fair features art that is of or about nature by artists from around the country. Guests will also enjoy artist demonstrations, entertainment, food and fun for all ages! Don’t miss the chance to see and buy from your favorite artists set amid a garden that has been listed as one of the top three most beautiful display gardens in the nation.

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TVAA May Flowers call for art

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Call for Art

TVAA Downtown Gallery

May Flowers

May 2 – 31, 2016

Reception May 15, 2 to 4

Entry Deadline: April 20

Whether you are a gardener or not, most people enjoy flowers. As an artist, it can sometimes be a challenge to render them in the way you want. Even if you do not like flowers, they can inspire great works. Whatever medium or style, achieving the forms, values, lines, spatial relationships and any other elements you apply to your usual work can be used in floral inspired compositions of grand art. The weather is perfect for research and inspiration, so start today!

Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 300 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side) to Curator Jenny Keller at jennykeller1@sbcglobal.net. Deadline: April 20, 2016. Prospectus available at www.tvaa.org. Doc: 2016 May Flowers Call for Art

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Big – Bold – Beautiful Blooms, Botanicals and Butterflies with Suzanne McNeill-Sparks April 13 & 14

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Big – Bold – Beautiful

Blooms, Botanicals and Butterflies

with Suzanne McNeill-Sparks

Wednesday & Thursday – April 13-14, 9:30-3:30

at TAG Trinity Arts Guild in Bedford, TX

Challenge your creativity as you learn valuable techniques for original design. In class. You’ll make your own personal stamps. And you’ll make your own original stencils, Print beautiful textured blooms and leaves with Gelli printing. Learn techniques to audition colors and compositions. Have fun creating big, bold, colorful blooms. Create paintings fast, loose and bold. We’ll work on two large paintings with Blooms, Birds, Foilage. Botanicals. and Butterflies (or your own designs) in this special two-day workshop. 

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Please bring:  Two stretched canvases, 18×24” to 24 x 30” (or two sheets of 140# watercolor paper coated with white Gesso), old credit card, assorted Acrylic paints (fluid and/or tube), brushes, matte medium, pencil, Gelli Plate and Brayer if you have one.

Note:  Please call with any questions about supplies. I have a few extra Gelli Plates and Brayers, so call 817-266-3085 early if you need to borrow one. Email: suzannebmcneill@hotmail.com

$145 for two day workshop – no supply fee (some supplies are included)

Sign up with paypal at TrinityArtsGuild.org/workshops

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Sparks Studio NEW March Workshops and Gallery Night‏ March 19

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Sparks Studio Art offers 7 NEW Workshops for March
Enameling on Jewelry, Gelli Blooms, Bible Art Journaling, Painting,  Fold-Form Bracelets and More.

Enjoy creativity and learn valuable new techniques. Create amazing professional-quality jewelry, illustrations, and paintings in workshops by quality teachers. Choose from SEVEN March workshops to inspire your skills and creativity.

REGISTER: Complete descriptions and large photos of each class can be found at SparksStudioArt.comIt is easy to register and sign up via paypal at SparksStiudioArt.com. Or call Suzanne 817-266-3085 with questions or to sign up.

Come by to visit on Spring Gallery Night March 19th 3-9pm. We invite you to visit the gallery of Sparks Studio Art for Spring Gallery Night. The focus is ‘Experiments in Texture’… We are featuring a collection of works by artists who creatively explore texture, collage, paint, and fabric. View our special mixed-media exhibition. Sparks Studio Art features art gatherings and workshops by national and local teachers. Good munchies, good friends, good art, good workshops. Come by to visit and view the art.

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Nancy Medina: Painting Brilliant Florals May 20-22

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Painting Brilliant Florals and Brilliant Color Boot Camp

in Irving, Texas May 20-22, 2016

note: This class is full
contact nancy@nancymedina.com for wait list information

Put a little joy in your brush and join award winning artist Nancy Medina for her first Brilliant Color Boot Camp. In addition to lessons in painting from life, Nancy will share all of her favorite tips and tools for color mixing, the importance of value to create impact, and how to use temperature strategically in order to make your paintings dramatic.

In this 3-day class, you’ll create beautifully adventurous color, learn how to find your own personal palette, and teach your color to hop up and dance on the canvas!

Your class includes three days of creating brilliant color in Irving, Texas. Open for beginners to advanced painters in oils and acrylics, Nancy will share all her favorite tips for taking your art to the next level in this fun workshop!

Named one of the best floral and botanical artists by American Art Collector magazine, Nancy is a nationally celebrated Dallas Arboretum flower painting instructor whose paintings are collected around the world. Open for students who work in oils, as well as those who work in water based oils and acrylics, you will learn to loosen your approach to the landscape and floral still life in this indoor workshop. This will be a fun workshop with multiple demonstrations by the teacher. Nancy shares all her favorite tips with you for creating brilliant color on a transparent background, and methods for making your flowers and landscapes look authentic and beautiful. Students will take home three completed paintings, one for each day of class, and they are encouraged to take lots of photos and ask many questions, and will take home the tools needed to create paintings they will enjoy for years to come.

May 20-22, 2016 9 am to 4 pm daily

$375 per student  Register Here

Contact Nancy@nancymedina.com

www.nancymedina.com

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Flowers: Isabel Cano Exhibition

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What: Flowers: Isabel Cano Exhibition

When:
currently on display through April 8th

Where: Black Box Performing Arts Theatre, 318 E Hickory St, Denton, TX

Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) member Isabel Cano, of Denton, currently has an exhibition of six acrylic paintings at the Point Bank Black Box Performing Arts Theatre through April 8, 2016. She has been painting in acrylic for five years and also has experimented with pastel and photography. The paintings on exhibit are from her series “Flowers.”

Cano has been a member of VAST for nine years and served three years on the Board of Directors including a year of service as Vice-president in charge of programs. She has exhibited in a number of the art society’s juried and non-juried exhibitions. She credits the organization with inspiring her to work and develop her skills as a painter.

Artist Statement:

My series “Flowers” is a study in shape, color, light and shadow. I create these paintings to give the flowers a much longer life, in hopes that more people will get to see the one that captivated me. The purpose of the bigger scale is to create an impact that will force as many viewers as possible, to see the beauty that would otherwise go unnoticed.

I create art to share with the viewer a slice of what and how, I perceive my surroundings.

The Black Box Theatre Exhibition is co-sponsored by Denton Community Theatre. Black Box hours are Monday and Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm and Friday, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. The art may also be viewed during any of the performances at the Black Box.

 

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Pam Oldham White Flowers Workshop Feb. 3&4

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Pam Oldham White Flowers Workshop
Feb. 3 & 4, 2016 (Wed.9-5 & Thurs. 2-5)
Trinity Arts Guild Gallery/Studio:
Bedford Boys Ranch Park
2819 R. D. Hurt Parkway
Bedford, TX 76021

fee $50 To register, contact Pam at pamelaoldhamsart@gmail.com or 817-280-0410.

I will demo in Watercolor but will help anyone wanting to work in oil, or acrylic also. We will spend some time the first morning developing our design and value studies then work on mixing chromatic grays to build depth and interest in the painting. we will work on how to develop on subject or idea in multiple ways. We will have a long lunch break the first day. There will be plenty of time to get out and get lunch. The second day will be all about finishing up our work we have started.

For more about the instructor, see her website: http://www.pamoldham.com/

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Delia deVer: Communicating with Plants Exhibit

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Communicating with Plants: Paintings & drawings by Delia deVer. Nov. 7, 2015 – Jan. 7, 2016

Reception Nov. 14 1-3pm

Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth http://BRIT.org

http://www.artistdeliadever.com/

Artist statement: Above all else, this collection of art is my way of speaking on behalf of wilderness plant life and all the life they support to people that see the beauty and understand how interconnected we all are, as well as to those that can be reached by the power of their silent song for the first time at any moment.

My approach is to sit for a long while, as a gentle visitor, in wild lands from local Fort Worth prairies, the Texas hill country, west Texas to the Oregon coast and the wildest lands of Baja California. Some paintings are created in my Fort Worth studio based on the location work and the energy and understanding I carry back with me.

My approach is expressionistic and abstract with a merging of both my eastern and western art practices. They are not romantic, idealized images of nature because that does not seem true for our times. They are loosely botanically correct depictions.

I express in my work the incredible aliveness, unique forms and the sublime joy that wild plants give abundantly, often without notice. I share concern and send requests to all those that can make a difference for their protection and continuation in rural, wild lands and cities.

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Nancy Medina: Painting Brilliant Florals and Landscapes

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Painting Brilliant Florals and Landscapes in Irving, Texas

November 13-15, 2015

Put a little joy in your brush and join award winning artist Nancy Medina for three days of creating brilliant color in Irving, Texas. Open for beginners to advanced painters, Nancy will share all her favorite tips for taking your art to the next level in this fun 3-day workshop!

Named one of the best floral and botanical artists by American Art Collector magazine, Nancy is a nationally celebrated Dallas Arboretum flower painting instructor whose paintings are collected around the world. Open for students who work in oils, as well as those who work in water based oils and acrylics, you will learn to loosen your approach to the landscape and floral still life in this indoor workshop. This will be a fun workshop with multiple demonstrations by the teacher. Nancy shares all her favorite tips with you for creating brilliant color on a transparent background, and methods for making your flowers and landscapes look authentic and beautiful. Students will take home three completed paintings, one for each day of class, and they are encouraged to take lots of photos and ask many questions, and will take home the tools needed to create paintings they will enjoy for years to come.

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November 13-15, 2015

9 am to 4 pm daily

$375 per student

Van service to and from nearby DFW International Airport available through La Quinta, as well as van service to and from class. La Quinta Inn and Suites, 4225 MacArthur Blvd, Irving, Texas 75038 972-261-4900

You will learn to:

  • Simplify shapes
  • Brighten colors
  • Add drama
  • Paint loosely with confident brush strokes

Click here for my supply list!

Payment for the class can be made by paypal by using the registration button or by contacting Nancy Medina at nancy@nancymedina.com, 214-802-5537.

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Sparks Studio Fall Classes

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Sparks Studio

509 W. Main Street, Arlington, TX 76010 817-266-3085

complete class descriptions and times are listed at SparksStudioArt.com

Flyer: Sparks2015FallClasses

Schedule:

September 2015:

12 GALLERYNIGHT Open House & New Artwork

14 Watercolor, 6:30-9:00pm Barbara McFarland

20 Watercolor, 6:30-9:00pBarbara McFarland

15 Fold Form Bracelet Sibling Rivalry

22 Coior-it-Cool Suzanne McNeill

25 Suminagashl – Paper Marbling · Sharon Giles

27 Watercolor, 6:30-9:00p Barbara McFarland

29 Prong & Rivet Bracelet · Sibling Rivalr

October 2015:

Mondays Watercolor, 6:30-9 Barbara McFarland

14 Intro to SoIdering Sibling Rivalry

November 2015:

Mondays Watercolor, 6:30-9 Barbara McFarland

9 CoIor·lt-Cool Party Suzanne McNeill

16 Ceramic Mugs Suzanne McNeill

12 SPINNER RING Sibling Rivalry

20 FloraBunda Art and Color·lt-Cool Party Suzanne McNeill

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Kettle Art presents “In Bloom” – Reception May 22

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“In Bloom” – Opening Reception Friday, May 22, 2015 7:00-10:00pm

April showers bring May flowers.
That is what they say.
“In Bloom” blossoms for three fun weeks
Opening this Friday.

Join us for a first look at our walls “In Bloom” at the opening reception this Friday, May 22, 7-10pm.

Artists include Brad Albright, Todd Bot, Tom Curry, George Fowler, Steven Hamilton, Emily Hawkins, Johnny Hawkins, John Irizarry, Hilda LaFleur, Jennifer Lafleur, Theresa Mangum, Salvatore Pacilio, Steve Reeves, Erin Reeves, Jeff Skele, Joe Skillz, and Minji Watrous.

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Paula Harris

Marketing Director
972-834-6989

Kettle Art Gallery

Deep in the Art of Ellum
2650-B Main Street
Dallas, TX 75226
Founded in historic Deep Ellum in 2005, Kettle Art Gallery is committed to nurturing emerging and mid-career North Texas visual artists.
Over the years, Kettle has been the recipient of numerous awards and designations including: USA Today’s 10 Best Art Galleries in Dallas; Dallas Observer’s Readers’ Choice for Best Art Gallery; and Dallas A-List’s Best Art Gallery.

National, regional, and online publication mentions include: Juxtapoz, USA Today, ArtPlace America, Art News, Glasstire, Southern Living, Dallas Morning News, Art&Seek, Modern Luxury, D Magazine, Dallas Observer, CultureMap, CraveDFW, Dallas Voice, You+Dallas, and Central Track.

In September 2014, Kettle Art’s founder Frank Campagna was named one of “The Dallas 40”, a list recognizing Dallas citizens who have made a remarkable impact on the city, in celebration of D Magazine’s 40th anniversary.

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Painting Brilliant Flowers by Nancy Medina Nov. 7-9

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Painting Brilliant Flowers by Nancy Medina

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November 7, 8, and 9, 2014

9 am to 4 pm Daily

$345 per student

Contact: nancy@nancymedina.com   www.nancymedina.com

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Drive, Irving, Texas 75061

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Payment for the class can be made by paypal by using the link above or by using any major credit card by phone to: nancy@nancymedina.com, 214-802-5537.

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Put a little joy in your brush and join award winning artist Nancy Medina for three days of making brilliant flowers bloom in oils. Named one of the best floral and botanical artists by American Art Collector magazine, Nancy is an instructor for the Dallas Arboretum whose paintings are collected around the world. Open for beginners to advanced students, as well as those who work in water based oils and acrylics, you will learn to loosen your approach to the floral still life. This will be a fun 3-day workshop with six demonstrations by the teacher. Nancy shares all her favorite tips with you for creating brilliant color on a transparent background, and methods for making your flowers look authentic and beautiful. Students are encouraged to take lots of photos and ask many questions, and will take home the tools needed to create flowers paintings they will enjoy for years to come.

Class begins each day with a thorough and well explained demonstration by the instructor. Painting together each afternoon in step by step lessons, students will take home three completed paintings.

You will learn to:

  • Simplify shapes
  • Brighten colors
  • Add drama
  • Paint loosely with confident brush strokes

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Jeri Wright: Watercolor Flowers Sept. 20

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Kaligrafos presents:

WATERCOLOR FLOWERS USING YOUR AUTOMATIC PEN

Join us for a mini workshop with Jeri Wright and learn to make flowers with your Automatic Pen.

When: Saturday – September 20, 20149:00 a.m. to Noon

Where: Irving Art Association Located at: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving,TX 75061.

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Supplies to bring:

• Automatic Pen – Size 6 (preferably), or size 5
• Watercolor Palette (inexpensive type is fine)
• Spritzer
• Paper towels
• Small water pot
• Small pointed brush
• Micron Pigma pen (#05) or black fine point ink pen
• Paper – watercolor paper in tablet is fine, arches text wove (just be sure your paper can take a wash)
• White gouache
• Plastic well palette (for mixing colors)

$3.00 supply fee for handouts.

CALL JERI at (972/998-5442) OR EMAIL at jeribill2003@yahoo.com & RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW. http://www.kaligrafos.com

For information on Kaligrafos membership, see http://www.kaligrafos.com/join_us/join_us.html

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