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2018 International Folk Art Market in Arlington June 14-16

The world’s largest International Folk Art Market returns to Arlington on June 14-16 for its second year, bringing with it global folk art from 30 different countries, international cuisine, live entertainment, family-friendly activities, VIP events, and more. The three-day event will be held at The Green at College Park on the University of Texas at Arlington campus.

Address: 700 S. Center Street, Arlington, Texas 76010

Ticket price: $10-15
Event Contact: Linda Dipert at 817-271-5809 or linda_dipert@yahoo.com

Submitted by Hannah Lacamp. Email: hl@pavlovagency.com

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Irving Folk Art Exhibits – Receptions April 4th


In collaboration with CELEBRATING IRVING, the Irving Art Association is hosting two folk art themed exhibits dedicated to Betty Jean Ramsey Huffman.

March 28 – April 30, 2016 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts
1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061. Gallery hours: 
Sun., Mon., Wed., Thurs. – 1-4pm; Tues.  – 10:30am-3:30pm

March 28 – May 28, 2016 at the West Irving Library
4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062 (near the intersection of Esters & Rochelle). Library hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri. and Sat.; noon to 9 p.m. Tues. and Thurs.; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sun.

Brochure: FolkArtExhibitsBrochure. Curated by the IAA Exhibits team.


Monday, April 4 at 4-5:30 pm “Will Moses Meets Irving” at the West Irving Library

Monday, April 4 at 7 pm Recognition & Reception for Will Moses & Artists at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts


Bovine Bounce by Ida Noack


“Lunch with Grandma at The Big State’ by Helen Siksek

Check out the 3-D art in the glass cabinets at the West Irving Library

Check out the 3-D art in the glass cabinets at the West Irving Library

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Will Moses: American Folk Artist at Irving Arts Center & Celebrating Irving Events


This special exhibition of paintings by Will Moses, great-grandson of the legendary folk artist, Grandma Moses is presented in partnership with the Irving Heritage Society. Born and raised in Eagle Bridge, New York, Moses creates paintings that reflect the quiet beauty of this tiny community nestled close to the Vermont border and depict a vivid, delightful world peopled with villagers who have stepped out of the past to charm us with their simple, everyday pastimes and seasonal activities. Original illustrations from Moses’s books The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle (based on Washington Irving’s short stories) are among the featured works.

Conversation with the Artist: April 3, 4 p.m. on the Dupree Theater stage followed by a reception and book signing. Free.

Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur, Blvd., Irving TX 75062 http://irvingartscenter.com


Related Events:

A Conversation with Will Moses (April 3)
Family Funday: Celebrating Folk Art (April 17)

Other opportunities include Mon., April 4, at 4pm-5:30pm at the West Irving Library when “Will Moses Meets Irving”. Books available for sale and signing. Checks or cash.

Mon., April 4, at 7pm at the Jaycee Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Will Moses will be part of the reception and recognition of local artists with entries in the Irving Folk Art Exhibit.




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Irving Folk Art Exhibits – call for artists FREE


The Irving Heritage Society, the Entertainment Series of Irving, and the City of Irving are sponsoring a community-wide event:


The honoree is folk artist and book illustrator Will Moses, a fourth generation member of the renowned Moses family. Will’s art will be on display at the Irving Arts Center for three months and various activities are planned around the city.


Irving Art Association is sponsoring TWO simultaneous folk art exhibits FREE for Irving residents and local artists to enter. One at IAA’s gallery at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts (2-D only) and another at the West Irving Library (2-D and 3-D). 

Or use the Reservation Form: FolkArtCallBrochure – turn in at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts or the West Irving Library by March 23rd for a reservation. Or mail to Irving Art Association, PO Box 153581, Irving TX 75015-3581. Drop-ins accepted on March 26th if there is room.  For questions, contact Sharon Giles at iaaexhibits@gmail.com or 972-570-7565.

Folk art is a term not easily defined. It includes art from indigenous cultures and self-taught artists. In contrast to “fine art”, folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative. It is characterized by a naive style, where the rules of proportion and perspective may not be used, and is simple, direct, and mostly colorful. Some overlapping genres are ethnic art, naive art, popular art, outsider art, and working-class art.

Folk art includes a range of utilitarian and decorative media: cloth, wood, paper, clay, canvas, metal, etc. Examples include: weathervanes, old store signs and carved figures, itinerant portraits, carousel and rocking horses, and painted game boards.

For more about the exhibit see http://irvingartassociation.org/2016/02/irving-folk-art-exhibits-celebrating-irving-call-for-artists/

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FREE Folk Art Workshops Feb. 26 and Mar. 11 in Irving

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TWO FREE Folk Art Workshops at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061. Both sessions are 7-9pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Directions.

To prepare for the call for folk art for the two exhibits Irving Art Association is presenting on March 27th, two of the Open Art Friday night sessions will be devoted to creating folk art:

Supply list:

  • Canvas – any canvas, substrate or paper, between 8×10 and 20×24.
  • Medium – acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastels – your choice.
  • An easel if you need it.
  • Container for water or odorless turpenoid if you need it.
  • paint brushes or tools
  • palette or a paper plate to use as a palette
  • cloths or paper towels for clean up.
  • BRING a photo inspiration – maybe your house or childhood home

Sharon Giles will be leading both sessions. (You don’t have to stick to the topics listed – select whatever subject you wish for your folk art.) Contact her at sharongiles@gmail.com if you have questions.

For more about the call for folk art, click here. (the exhibits are FREE to enter)



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New Outsider and Contemporary Art News Feed

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Outsider Art News is the source for real-time art news and events from the worlds of Outsider, Art Brut, Folk and Contemporary. For press inquiries, TV/radio appearances: info@outsiderartnews.com

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American Folk Art at the Amon Carter


Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents “Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum”

FORT WORTH, Texas — The groundbreaking exhibition Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum will be on view at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art from October 10, 2015, through January 3, 2016. The exhibition highlights the roles of self-taught artists as central figures to the shared history of America whose contributions to the national life and conversation are paramount. Admission is free.

Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum is organized by the American Folk Art Museum. The exhibition and the national tour are made possible by generous funding from the Henry Luce Foundation, as part of its 75th anniversary initiative. The local presentation is sponsored by the Kleinheinz Family Foundation for the Arts and Education.

The exhibition presents an original premise that considers the changing implications of self-taught in the United States from a deeply entrenched and widespread culture of self-education in the early national period to its usage today to describe artists working outside the art historical canon and often in isolated circumstances.

“This exhibition serves as a landmark,” says Anne-Imelda Radice, Ph.D., Executive Director of the American Folk Art Museum, “by locating the genesis of a field that has grown and become even more complex than ever before, and by clarifying its scope and substance.Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum provides new insight into the critical role of artists all-too-often overlooked.”

Some 100 works by a diverse group of artists, dating from the mid-18th through the early 21st century, and representing more than 50 years of collecting by the American Folk Art Museum, will be on view. These include:

Girl in Red Dress with Cat and Dog, ca. 1830-1835, an oil on canvas by Ammi Phillips (1788–1865)

The Encyclopedic Palace of the World, ca. 1950s, a towering model designed by Marino Auriti (1891–1980) for a new museum meant to hold all of human discovery in every field, which has most recently been on loan to the 2013 Venice Biennale where it served as the centerpiece of the international fair

Flag Gate, ca. 1876, a gate by an unidentified artist used to celebrate the nation’s centennial

• a 6-foot-wide paneled watercolor, and various bound and unbound volumes of the writings of Henry Darger (1892–1973)

• an exquisitely stitched Whig Rose and Swag Border Quilt, ca. 1850, made by unidentified slaves on the Morton Plantation in Russellville, Kentucky

• the monumental Mother Symbolically Represented/The Kathredal, 1936, an ink rendering on rag paper by Achilles Rizzoli (1896–1981), who loved to play with words, and frequently used anagrams, acronyms and neologisms in his work

“We are thrilled to bring this esteemed collection to North Texas,” said Dr. Andrew J. Walker, Director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. “This will be the first time the vast arc of American self-taught artists will be seen at the Amon Carter. The exhibition will greatly enhance the broad conversations about American art that are at the heart of our institution.”

Other works on view in the Amon Carter’s galleries dovetail richly with Self-Taught Genius. Drawn from private collections, the exhibition Texas Folk Art provides a fresh look at the lively and spirited works of self-taught artists from the Lone Star State. In addition, the faux-naïve monumental canvas by Esther Pearl Watson (b. 1973), created specifically for display in the museum’s Atrium, is a visionary memory painting reflecting the artist’s childhood in Comanche, Texas.

A fully illustrated color catalogue, published by the American Folk Art Museum and Marquand Books, with essays by curators Stacy C. Hollander, Deputy Director, Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions at the American Folk Art Museum, and Dr. Valérie Rousseau, Curator, Self-Taught Art and Art Brut at the American Folk Art Museum, will accompany the exhibition and retail in the Museum Store for $28 beginning in October.

After closing at the Amon Carter, the exhibition travels to the New Orleans Museum of Art (February 26–May 22, 2016), Saint Louis Art Museum (June 19–September 11, 2016) and Tampa Museum of Art (October 1, 2016–January 8, 2017).

“For 75 years, the Henry Luce Foundation has fostered scholarship, innovation and leadership—also attributes of the American Folk Art Museum. We are proud to sponsor a national tour of their exemplary collection that represents distinctive American creativity,” says Dr. Michael Gilligan, president of the Foundation.


Thursday, October 22, 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Art in the Dark Community Program
This program is sponsored by Humphrey & Associates, Inc.

Thursday, November 5, 6 p.m.
Redefining Art with Rick Lowe* Lecture
This program is made possible by a generous gift from the late Anne Burnett Tandy.

Saturday, November 7, 10:30 a.m.
Art Discovery: Storytelling* Family Workshop

Thursday, December 3, 6 p.m.
How to Make an American Quilt* Book Club

*Reservations are required. Registration opens the first day of the month prior to each program. Email visitors@cartermuseum.org or call 817.989.5030 to register.


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