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Stage West is accepting art portfolio submissions for its 39th Season Gallery spaces

Stage West call for art portfolio submissions for its 39th Season Gallery spaces

When: Selected artists’ work will be displayed in four to six week spots between October 2017 – September 2018.  Between one and four artists will be featured per show during the Stage West 39th season.

What: Paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, quilts, 3-D wall-friendly art, etc.  All work should be framed and/or finished and presented in a professional manner.

Who: 6-18 artists will be selected to be featured throughout the season.   Yes, you can submit to be considered again if you have previously shown at Stage West. *

How: Submit the following to dana@stagewest.org with “39th Season Art” in the subject line.   Deadline for submission is September 30.

WHAT TO SEND TO DANA:

  • 3-5 images of your work
  • Sizes and Mediums for work being proposed for display
  • A general total of the number of items you would like to display
  • A description of the framing/display method you intend to use

Information about Stage West?
Please visit www.stagewest.org
or call Dana Schultes at 817-338-1777 or send her an email at dana@stagewest.org


IMPORTANT NOTE: The visual arts project is a labor of love by our Executive Producer Dana Schultes, who selects and programs work on top of leading our organization. Our business is theatre, but we believe that since we have the ability and the venue necessary to help lift up local visual artists, we should do so. And we love being able to support local artists!

That being said, please note that our theatre and cafe customers are our first order if business. We cannot make arrangements for special viewings during the 1.5 hours prior to each show that we offer dinner service. Artist receptions are held at the show opening following performances or on non-show nights at the discretion of cafe and theatre management. We do our best to make everyone’s vision a reality. When special requests are made, we will do our best to make it happen. However, compromise and understanding ​are key. In other words, we are in the business of drama, but we prefer to keep it on the stage where it belongs.

We love our local arts community and are honored and humbled to have the space to be able to feature their wonderful work. Thank you for all you contribute to our region.

best, Marketing Director Jen


*There is no guarantee of a gallery spot.  Submittal rates have averaged 4 artists for every 1 spot available.

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Fort Worth Community Arts Center Opportunities and Deadlines

Upcoming Deadlines:

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – September 25, 2017

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – November 1, 2017

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – November 1, 2017

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – Open

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – Space is Limited

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Art in the Metroplex Grand Finale

FORT WORTH COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER IS PROUD TO PRESENT:
Art in the Metroplex Grand Finale

EXHIBITION DATES: October 6 – October 25, 2017 RECEPTION: Friday, October 6, 2017 6pm-9pm

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – September 15, 2017

Art in the Metroplex was first held in 1983. At its root, the exhibit was the brainchild of two people who wanted to work together. Beth Lea Clardy was an established Fort Worth artist, a 1940 graduate of the TCU art program and one of a quartet of concerned citizens who in 1978 founded the non-profit Committee for an Artists’ Center. Ronald Watson was an artist and educator on the faculty of the TCU Department of Art and Art History. He assumed the chairmanship of the TCU art department in 1982 with a goal of “seeking greater collaboration between the university and Fort Worth artists and organizations. Through its proud 33 year history, Art in the Metroplex has exhibited the work of thousands of local artists but much like all great things, it too must come to an end. Watch for details about a new show at this time next year in its place.

CALL TO ARTISTS: Open call to all artists in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas – Tarrant, Dallas, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hill, Hood, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufmann, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell and Wise. Open to artists over the age of 18, all disciplines with no theme. All medias including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art. Art in the Metroplex Grand Finale will occur in our premier, 3000 square foot, Front Gallery at The Arts Center. All artwork must be original and must not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person.

prospectus and application

PRIZES:

·          Grand Prize Winner: Solo Show in our Main Gallery at Art7, a storefront gallery located on Crockett St. in Fort Worth’s bustling 7th Street area.

·          Runners Up: A group exhibition occurring simultaneously as the solo show in the Back section of the Art7 Gallery.

·          Acme Brick Award: $500

·          FWADA Award: $500

ABOUT THE JUROR: Judy Tedford Deaton, Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Collections, has been curating exhibitions and overseeing the art and history collections at The Grace Museum since 2006. She is responsible for concept development, installation and interpretation of twelve art exhibitions annually. She is an author, art historian, frequent guest speaker, art consultant, art juror and panelist at museums and conferences such as American Alliance of Museums (AAM), Texas Association of Museums (TAM), Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD), Mountain Plains Museum Association (MPMA), and the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA). Deaton is currently a member for the CASETA board of directors and served on the 2015 Arts Create Grant Panel for the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and was recently featured in the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities publication. She is also the recipient of CASETA awards for outstanding publications and exhibitions in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and the MPMA 2009 award for exhibition art publications.

ABOUT US: Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the FWCAC is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations through our competitive Grants Program and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.

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Fort Worth Fall Gallery Night on Saturday, Sept. 9

The Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association (FWADA) invites you to take-in the visual arts and our community’s unique cultural richness during Fall Gallery Night, September 9, 2017. Most participants are open from noon to nine. Come take a stroll through participating galleries, museums, retail businesses, and area restaurants, and enjoy the many artists featured during this community event. Gallery Night is free and open to the public.
Download the guide http://fwada.com/FWADAFall2017.pdf

Member Websites

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Society of Watercolor Artists 2017 Membership Exhibition call for entries – deadline Sept. 10

The annual Juried Exhibition for SWA Members will be held in October & November this year.

MEMBERSHIP: This Membership Exhibition is part of the 2017 Membership Package. The yearly calendar for SWA runs January-December. If joining SWA to participate in the 2017 Membership Exhibition, 2017 dues must be paid before entry deadline. The annual SWA Membership fee is $40 (Seniors age 65+ pay $30). http://www.swawatercolor.com/joinswa

THE ENTRY DEADLINE IS SUNDAY, SEPT 10th

For more information, including the prospectus. Click Here

Calendar:

  • Entry deadline:  Sunday, September 10th, 2017.All entry images must be sent via email before midnight.

  • Notification date: September 20th, via email

  • Shipped pieces due: September 27th

          * All shipped pieces require $40 Handling fee.

  • Delivered pieces due: Saturday, September 30th, 10 am to 1 pm

  • Reception/Awards: Saturday December 2nd, 2 to 4 pm

  • Take Down and Pickup; Immediately following the reception.

http://www.swawatercolor.com/

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Fort Worth Art Collective at The Grackle Art Gallery

The Grackle Art Gallery, a non-profit art space, presents the Fort Worth Art Collective, a group of professional artists working in a variety of media, featuring Rachel Barminski Bounds, Bill Barter, Lou Chapman, Sherri Woodard Coffey, Lisa Cunningham, Mike Cunningham, Cynthia Lewis, Linda Little, Vicki Owen, Allison Proulx, Susan Sitzes, Pam Stern and Bernardo Vallarino.

Saturday, Sept. 9th, noon to 11:00pm – artist’s reception 5-8pm

4621 El Campo Fort Worth, Texas 76107.

http://grackleartgallery.com/

 

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Watercolor Classes with Jay Wilkinson This Saturday at Fort Works Art

Watercolor with Jay Wilkinson
Explore Watercolor with Jay Wilkinson. Two classes will be offered – one for ages 6 – 13 and one for Teenagers and Adults. Class will begin with a demo and then everyone will complete their own painting to take home. One on one time will be given to each participant. Participants will learn about value, color and design. All levels welcome and all materials provided.
Classes limited to 10 participants so sign up today!

AGES 6-13 – Saturday, September 2, 12 – 1pmSIGN UP HERE

AGES 13+ – Saturday, September 2, 2 – 3:30SIGN UP HERE

CLASSES AT FORT WORKS ART

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Chalk Art Festival Returns September 30th

Chalk Art Festival
Mark your calendars for our annual Chalk Art event on September 30th! The festivities include artist competitions, a children’s art area, live entertainment, family fun and more!

 

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ARTSGOGGLE call for artists deadline Sept. 3

 

ARTISTS | MUSICIANS ENTERTAINERS | VENUES | FOOD VENDORS

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: SEPT. 3, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 12pm to 10pm

ArtsGoggle: 500+ artists, 50 bands, 5 main stages across 15 blocks of the Near Southside

This fall, Fort Worth’s Near Southside will transform its streets, sidewalks and businesses into a one-day art experience like no other.  Celebrating it’s 15th year, ArtsGoggle is a popular festival of local arts in Fort Worth’s Near Southside, an eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism. This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd as diverse as the neighborhood itself with live music, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone.

Artists are defined as visual artists working in studio arts. Painters, photographers, woodworkers, weavers, printmakers, sculptors, potters, jewelers, illustrators, culinary artists, crafters and artists of all mediums may now register online! The visual artist application fee is $45 and all money collected is used towards event production expenses.
Two things you can do to help make ArtsGoggle successful this year:

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FILM FEAST at the Modern Labor Day Weekend 2017


FILM FEAST AT THE MODERN

LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2017
Join us as we celebrate two of our favorite things – film and food. With guest curators Louis Black and Caroline Frick arriving from the Austin film scene, we’ve cooked up a cinematic feast that will make your mouth water. This event offers a taste of everything – silent film classics, rare archival Texas vignettes, cult favorites, and first-run summer blockbusters.
Café Modern is matching the cinematic offerings day by day with delicious and inventive gourmet foods, specialty cocktails, and wine.
Come savor amazing cinema and celebrate summer’s bounty with us Thursday, August 31, through Sunday, September 3!
Ticket information:

Tickets are available beginning at 10 am, Tuesday, August 1, at www.themodern.org/films

or by visiting the Modern’s admission desk during operating hours.

Full Festival Passes (must be over 21 years of age) $225; $215 for Modern members; $210 for Reel People members (includes tickets for all films, 2 evening dinner events, 2 free cocktails at First Friday, a free Modern film cup, and gratuity/tax)
 
Tickets for Thursday and Saturday evening include both the film and dinner event.
Thursday evening tickets, Kick Off with Café Modern Cocktail Reception in the Grand Lobby
$99; $97 for Modern members; $96 for Reel People members (includes film ticket, six food stations, seven cocktail options, and gratuity/tax)
 
Saturday evening tickets, Café Modern Paella Party with Spanish Wines
$79; $77 for Modern members; $76 for Reel People members (includes film ticket, three-course dinner with wines, and gratuity/tax)
Single film tickets are $9, $7 for Modern members, $6 for Modern Reel People members, and $5 for children under 12. Single film tickets for Thursday at 8 pm and Saturday at 5 pm are not currently for sale and will be released at a later date if available.

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Louis Black is a legendary force in Austin’s film world. As a co-founder of SXSW (which he named after Hitchcock’s North by Northwest), he helped originate the Festival’s film component. His love of film dates to his teens, when he would skip school with friend Leonard Maltin and visit film sets (once meeting Buster Keaton) and watch as many films as possible. While obtaining his master’s degree in film from the University of Texas at Austin in the early 1980s, he helped start CinemaTexas. He was an original board member of the Austin Film Society, led by Richard Linklater. As the editor of the Austin Chronicle, he helped shape the city’s rich culture of both making and appreciating great cinema. In 2000, along with Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith, he launched AFS’s Texas Film Hall of Fame. Most recently he co-directed his first film, the documentary Dream is Destiny about Richard Linklater, which premiered at Sundance and received a standing ovation at the Rome Film Fest. He was the executive producer of Be Here to Love Me: A Film about Townes Van Zandt and was a producer on the Peabody Award-winning The Order of Myths. He has focused recently on reissues of classic Texas films (Eagle Pennell’s The Whole Shootin’ Match and Tobe Hooper’s Eggshells) and is currently working on a number of documentary and narrative films, as well as more reissues of classic Texas independent films. He is finishing a book about filmmaker Jonathan Demme. With his partner, Sandy K. Boone, he has co-created a number of companies designed to promote both new independent filmmaking and preserve Texas’s rich film legacy.

Caroline Frick, PhD, is the founder and executive director of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image, an organization devoted to preserving Texas’s unique history and identity through the power of the moving image. This online library provides thousands of historic films and videos to everyone – teachers, students, laypersons – for free. The Archives’ Texas Film Round-Ups take place all over Texas, offering free digitization for films and video from private individuals to media outlets, made possible by the governor’s Texas Film Commission. Through Teach Texas, the Archives offer online educator and student resources. Go to www.texasarchive.org

. Frick is also an Associate Professor in the Radio-TV-Film Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Here her work focuses on media history, the evolution of the moving image archiving movement, cross-cultural approaches to historical preservation, and online media libraries. Her book, Saving Cinema, was published in 2011 by Oxford University Press. Prior to her work in Texas, Dr. Frick worked in film preservation at Warner Bros., the Library of Congress, and the National Archives in Washington, DC. Dr. Frick also programmed films for the American Movie Classics cable channel in New York and served for four years as the president of the board for the Association of Moving Image Archivists. She is a member of the National Film Preservation Board that advises the Librarian of Congress in the naming of films to the National Film Registry.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31
6 pm
Kick Off Event – Café Modern Cocktail Reception with Live Music in the Grand Lobby
Tickets are $99; $97 for Modern members; $96 for Reel People members (includes film ticket, six food stations, seven cocktail options, and gratuity/tax)
Mixologists and food stations will serve cocktails, wines, and foods representing the different cuisines featured in the festival films. Cocktails are created by seven local star bartenders/mixologists, including Megan McClinton of Thompson’s Bookstore and Lisa Little-Adams of Proper highlighting Absolut Elyx Vodka; Brad Hensarling of The Usual mixing Plymouth Gin; Megan Arrigunaga of Café Modern highlighting Avion Tequila;Amber Davidson of Bird Café creating with Jameson Black Barrel Whisky; Ben Rogersof Cannon Chinese Kitchen highlighting The Glenlivet Founders Reserve Scotch; andCatfish of Republic Street Bar mixing Olmeca Altos Tequila.
Café Modern chefs Denise Shavandy and Scott Kaiser present the film-inspired menu, featuring
Bread with Olive Oil and Roasted Garlic; Louisiana-Style Gumbo with Crawfish, Andouille, Okra, and Steamed Rice; Roast Turkey with Green Pipian Sauce Topped with Toasted Pepitas; French-Style Vegetable Salad with Goat Cheese and Vinaigrette Dressing; Tapas Featuring Spanish Torta with Smoked Paprika Aioli, Toast with Manchego, Membrillo, and Chorizo, Salt Cod-Stuffed Piquillo Peppers, Olives, Boquerones, and Marinated Mushrooms; Timpano, an Italian Layered Casserole of Pasta, Meatballs, Spinach, Cheese, and Eggs Baked in a Crust with Tomato Ragu; and Fresh Fruit.
 
8 pm
Introduction to these two films directed by Les Blank
 
GARLIC IS AS GOOD AS TEN MOTHERS (1980)

Garlic Is Good is so good – and funny – that it doesn’t even offend someone who takes a dim view of baked whole garlic and who doesn’t exactly long to munch chocolate-covered garlic cloves. This is a collage of interviews with people who preach garlic-evangelism. They include flamenco singers, beauty-contest queens, mothers, cooks, farmers, restaurateurs, and just plain aficionados, who are promoting garlic not only as a seasoning but also as a food, a medicine, and a way of life.” Vincent Canby, New York Times. In 2004, Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers was selected for preservation in the United States

National Film Registry

by the Library of Congress

as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” It was filmed at the Gilroy Garlic Festival

in Gilroy, California

, as well as in other locations in Northern California

.

NR, 51 minutes
 
YUM, YUM, YUM! A TASTE OF CAJUN AND CREOLE COOKING(1990)
Director Les Blank pays yet another visit to Southwest Louisiana and accordionist Marc Savoy, this time with an even closer focus on the region’s delectable cuisine. Savoy and his family and friends show us how to make good court bouillon, gumbo, étouffée, boudin, and other Cajun and Creole delights, from recipes that have always been passed along by demonstration rather than written down. Interspersing its appetizing cooking scenes with exuberant musical performances by the likes of Queen Ida, Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking is another joyful and delicious celebration of a unique way of life.
NR, 31 minutes
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
5 pm
Introduction and screenings of Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) shorts
LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (1992)
“A person in a state of sexual excitement is said to be ‘like water for chocolate.’ And now here is a movie where everyone seems at the boil, their lives centering around a woman whose sensual life is carried out in the kitchen, and whose food is so magical it can inspire people to laugh, or cry, or run naked from the house to be scooped up and carried away by a passing revolutionary. Like Water for Chocolate creates its own intense world of passion and romance, and adds a little comedy and a lot of quail, garlic, honey, chilies, mole, cilantro, rose petals, and corn meal.” Roger Ebert. Tradition dictates that Tita, the younger daughter, must remain single and take care of her mother. The situation creates much tension in the family, and Tita’s powerful emotions begin to surface in fantastical ways through her cooking.
102 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles
5-8 pm
FIRST FRIDAY AT THE MODERN
Happy hour with cash bar featuring special cocktails, live music with Nick Kithas and Friends, and surprise tastings related to the films.
7:30 pm
Introduction and screenings of TAMI shorts
BIG NIGHT (1996)

As delicately and deliciously prepared as the dishes it features, Big Night is a lyric to the love of food, family, and persuasive acting.”Kenneth Turan

,Los Angeles Times

. Two brothers (Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub) gamble on one special night to try to save their failing Italian restaurant.

R, 109 minutes

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
 
1 pm
RATATOUILLE (2007)

“A lot of animated movies have inspired sequels, notably Shrek

, but Brad Bird

sRatatouilleis the first one that made me positively desire one. Remy, the earnest little rat who is its hero, is such a lovable, determined, gifted rodent that I want to know what happens to him next, now that he has conquered the summit of French cuisine.” Roger Ebert.The winner of the 2007 Academy Award for best animated feature, Ratatouille is a feast for children of any age.

G, 115 minutes
 
3:30 pm
Reel People Coffee with Dr. Joan McGettigan
Dr. McGettigan is an associate professor in TCU’s Bob Schieffer College of Communication, teaching courses in film history and critical film studies (for Reel People Members only).
 
5 pm
Introduction and screenings of TAMI shorts
THE TRIP TO SPAIN, Preview Screening!
The third in this series from director Michael Winterbottom, the guys (Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon) head to Spain to sample the best of the country’s gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine to die for, and the humor delightfully devilish.
NR, 115 minutes
 
7 pm
Café Modern Paella Party featuring Spanish Wines and Music from The Kevin Townson Trio
Tickets are $79; $77 for Modern members; $76 for Reel People members (includes film ticket, three-course dinner with wines, and gratuity/tax)
Menu features Salad of Romaine, Chicories, Olives, Artichokes, and Tomatoes, Tossed in Spanish Vinaigrette; Seafood Paella with Clams, Shrimp, Mussels, and Squid; Hunters Paella with Cornish Hen, Pork, and Sausage; and Flan with Fresh Fruit.
 
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
11:30 am
Introduction and screenings of TAMI shorts
EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN (2002)

“Lee’s Eat Drink Man Woman is tender without being mushy, sweet without being syrupy – and surprising in ways that can only make you smile.” Steven Rea

, Philadelphia Inquirer

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Ang Lee’s generational comedy is a richly layered look at the complex interactions between a widowed chef and his daughters.
NR, 124 minutes, Mandarin with English subtitles
2 pm
Introduction of silent film classics starring Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton and screenings of TAMI shorts. Featuring live musical accompaniment by Robert Edwards.
 
Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter, was one of the most popular silent stars of the 1910s, and soon became one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, signing a contract in 1920 with Paramount Pictures for $1 million (equivalent to approximately $13 million in 2016 dollars). The inspiration for many overweight comics, such as John Belushi, Benny Hill, John Candy, and Chris Farley, Arbuckle was famous for his impeccable comic timing.
 

Arbuckle’s legacy is profound and multifaceted. In addition to his film work, he mentored Charlie Chaplin and discovered Bob Hope

and Buster Keaton. Considered one of the groundbreaking comedians of the early film era, Buster Keaton made his screen debut inThe Butcher Boy and appeared in a total of 14 Arbuckle shorts before going on to direct and star in a countless number of his own films. Famed film critic Roger Ebert once said that he was “the greatest of the silent clowns . . . not only because of what he did, but because of how he did it. Harold Lloyd made us laugh as much, Charlie Chaplin moved us more deeply, but no one had more courage than Buster. I define courage as Hemingway did: ‘Grace under pressure.’ In films that combined comedy with extraordinary physical risks, Buster Keaton played a brave spirit who took the universe on its own terms, and gave no quarter.”

 
Robert Edwards has performed as a soloist with orchestras and chamber groups, as well as jazz bands, especially early or “Traditional” jazz. He has accompanied many silent films in performances of his own compositions or arrangements of period music, in addition to composing classically influenced film scores.He has composed and performed music for full-length silent features, such as The Cabinet of Dr. CaligariNosferatuSunriseand Hitchcock’s Blackmail, as well as comedy films of Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd, and many others. He provides what a silent-era audience might have heard when the film was first released by creating a pastiche of popular songs of the period, classical and jazz pieces popular at the time, pianistic sound effects, and original compositions to create a vibrant, authentic experience.
 
THE BUTCHER BOY (1917)
Customers and clerks frolic in a general store in this silent film classic, starring and directed by Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and featuring the film debut of “The Great Stone Face,” Buster Keaton.
NR, 30 minutes
THE COOK (1918)
One of the finest and funniest of the Arbuckle/Keaton collaborations, The Cook was long considered one of cinema’s lost holy grails until a damaged nitrate print was uncovered in the Norwegian Film Archive in 1998 in an unmarked canister. Another print, with 600 additional feet of footage (about eight minutes), was found in the Netherlands in 2002, and the two were combined, using the synopsis from the Library of Congress as a guide to create the restored version. 90% of silent films no longer exist – this is one of the rare survivors.
In a futile attempt at greater efficiency, the chef (Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle) of a fancy oceanside restaurant and his assistant (Buster Keaton) wreak havoc in the establishment.
NR, 22 minutes
4 pm
Introduction and screenings of TAMI shorts
MOSTLY MARTHA (2001)
“Nettelbeck serves the tastiest film about food and sex since Big Night.” Peter Travers,Rolling Stone.
When a headstrong chef takes charge of her equally stubborn 8-year-old niece, the tensions between them mount, until an Italian sous-chef arrives to lighten the mood.
PG, 109 minutes, German and Italian with English subtitles
LOCATIONModern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215

Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

Fax 817.735.1161

www.themodern.org

 

Museum Gallery Hours

Tue 10 am-7 pm (Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov, Feb-Apr)

Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm

Fri 10 am-8 pm

CAFÉ MODERN

Lunch 

Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm

Brunch 

Sat-Sun 10 am-3 pm

Dinner 

Fri 5-8:30 pm

Coffee, snacks, and dessert

10 am-4:30 pm

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Canvas Ornament Workshop Sept. 9

Learn to make these lovely and durable canvas tree ornaments in a mini-workshop presented by Elva Robinson at her home on September 9, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost: $40.00. All materials provided, including extra canvas to take home with you. All you need to bring is a good pair of scissors!

Location: 3708 Longmeadow Way, Fort Worth, TX 76133

Phone: 817-292-6715    Email: robinsongimages@yahoo.com

All you need to bring is a pair of good scissors. I will provide everything else, and you will have extra materials to take home with you, so you can make more than what you make in class! During the workshop, you will learn how to make both styles of ornaments shown here.

For complete details, go to http://robinsong.fineartstudioonline.com/workshops

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40 Under 40 Juried Show – Deadline extended to August 18th

40 Under 40

Juror: Maggie Adler, Amon Carter Museum of American Art Associate Curator

APPLY HERE: CALL FOR ENTRY – 40 UNDER 40

DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, AUGUST 15 – extended to Friday August 18th

Schedule

  • Due Date / Deadline for online submissions – August 18
  • Juror Deliberation – August 16 – August 24
  • Notification of Acceptance – August 25 (By email and on the Café site)
  • Shipping/Receiving – August 26 – September 7 (Shipping information will be shared with accepted artists with notification of acceptance email)
  • Hand Delivery Drop Off – August 26 – September 7 (During Fort Works Art open hours, Tues – Fri 11-5pm and Sat 10-6pm)
  • Exhibition on Display– September 13 – October 14
  • Opening Reception – September 15 6:00 to 9:00pm
  • Shipped Return – October 31 – November 8
  • Hand Delivery Pickup – October 31 – November 8

Eligibility & Mediums
– Open to artists under 40 years old residing in the continental USA.
– Contemporary original work in any media including painting, prints, and drawings.
– All work must be original (no reproductions), produced within the last two years and not previously shown at Fort Works Art. Price of work should include 50% commission to gallery.
– The digital image of the piece submitted must be the piece delivered to Fort Works Art if selected by the jury. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Submission Requirements
Please see CaFe for digital file requirements

Entry Fee and Prize Information
$35 for three images.

Best in Show – $500 prize


Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

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Calls for entry in Texas from CaFÉ™

CaFÉ™ is brought to you by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). Creating an artist account is free. Website: www.callforentry.org.

Calls are listed chronologically by deadline:


COURAGE – A Fine Art Exhibition

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 9/1/17
Days remaining to deadline: 20

The Choose Courage Foundation is thrilled to invite artists from the United States to apply for the juried show “Courage ~ A Fine Art Exhibition”.

We are searching for diverse works in all mediums to explore and celebrate the courage of the human spirit and beauty that can emerge from the hard.

The exhibit will be on display for the month of October at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.  A private reception, event and chef tasting fundraiser for the Choose Courage Foundation will be held Thursday, October 5, 2017 and a FW Community Arts Center artist reception will be held Friday, October 6, 2017.


5th Biennial Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $20.00 (5th Biennial Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition)
Entry Deadline: 9/1/17
Days remaining to deadline: 20
Event Dates: 10/13/17 – 8/1/19
Number of Applications Allowed: 3
The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (SAMFA) seeks submissions for the 5th Salmon Sculpture Competition, a juried exhibition of outdoor sculpture. Open to all media that are suitable for long-term outdoor exposure. Up to 12 large scale works will be chosen for installation at the Sunken Garden Park, City of San Angelo.


Dia de los Muertos: The Path of Winged souls

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 9/17/17
Days remaining to deadline: 36
Event Dates: 10/14/17 – 11/11/17
The Bath House Cultural Center will present the 31st Annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) art exhibition, October 14-November 11, 2017. This show features local, regional, and international artists working in traditional and contemporary styles to celebrate, explore, and honor people, things and ideas that have “passed on.”

The theme for this year’s Día de los Muertos: The Path of Winged Souls exhibition is marigold flowers and monarch butterflies.

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Drone & Aerial Photography

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $35.00 (Drone & Aerial Photography)
Entry Deadline: 9/18/17
Days remaining to deadline: 37
Drone & Aerial Photography
Texas Photographic Society (TPS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 that celebrates the photographic arts, inspires creative development, and provides opportunities to engage with the community. TPS is thrilled to launch a new call for entry, Drone & Aerial Photography, juried by Randy Jay Braun, Director of DJI Aerial Photo Academy, who is based in Maui, Hawaii. Sky is the limit with this new call, so start preparing your aerial imagery today! ONLINE EXHIBIT


Cowboy True Art Exhibit & Auction 2017

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Jurying Fee)
Entry Deadline: 2/1/18
Days remaining to deadline: 173
Number of Applications Allowed: 20
The Mission of Cowboy True is to educate the region about the honor, art, and beauty of the cowboy’s daily life.

Cowboy True is a celebration to honor working cowboys and the artwork that comes from their daily lives. During the weekend of  April 13-14, 2018, juried cowboy artists from around the nation will be featured at the J.S. Bridwell Ag Center to display their unique works derived from cowboy life. Categories include: bits, spurs, buckles, jewelry,  saddles, boots, trappings/gear, photography, paintings, drawings, sculptures, woodworking, and cowboy cartoons. Events for Cowboy True include Friday night Preview Party featuing a world champion chuckwagon and live entertainment by Jake Hooker and The Outsiders, Saturday daytime activities and Ranch Rodeo (exhibit open to the public) and Saturday night dinner, live auction, and entertainment. All proceeds go to Arts Council to assist with nonprofit programming and mission fulfillment.


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Intro to Resin Summer mini-workshop August 19

Learn how to finish your artwork with the beautiful look of resin!

This workshop will focus on materials, general information, safety with resin, clear coats and more.  You will be doing two pieces…one clear coat and one with additives in the resin.  All supplies are included.

Date:  August 19th

Time:  9:30 to 4:30

Where:  1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107, Room 224

Cost: $150

Call or email Kim to register:  817-929-3721 or k_g_collins@sbcglobal.net

 

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Art in the Metroplex Grand Finale entry deadline Sept. 15

FORT WORTH COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER IS PROUD TO PRESENT: Art in the Metroplex Grand Finale

EXHIBITION DATES: October 6 – October 25, 2017 RECEPTION: Friday, October 6, 2017 6pm-9pm

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – September 15, 2017

https://fortworthcommunityartscenter.submittable.com/submit/91730/art-in-the-metroplex-grand-finale

Art in the Metroplex was first held in 1983. At its root, the exhibit was the brainchild of two people who wanted to work together. Beth Lea Clardy was an established Fort Worth artist, a 1940 graduate of the TCU art program and one of a quartet of concerned citizens who in 1978 founded the non-profit Committee for an Artists’ Center. Ronald Watson was an artist and educator on the faculty of the TCU Department of Art and Art History. He assumed the chairmanship of the TCU art department in 1982 with a goal of “seeking greater collaboration between the university and Fort Worth artists and organizations. Through its proud 33 year history, Art in the Metroplex has exhibited the work of thousands of local artists but much like all great things, it too must come to an end. Ann Ekstrom, daughter of Clardy and renowned artist has decided to alter the show’s format as we move into the 21st century making this Art in the Metroplex the finale.

CALL TO ARTISTS: Open call to all artists in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas – Tarrant, Dallas, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hill, Hood, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufmann, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell and Wise. Open to artists over the age of 18, all disciplines with no theme. All medias including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art. Art in the Metroplex Grand Finale will occur in our premier, 3000 square foot, Front Gallery at The Arts Center. All artwork must be original and must not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person.

PRIZES:

·          Grand Prize Winner: Solo Show in our Main Gallery at Art7, a storefront gallery located on Crockett St. in Fort Worth’s bustling 7th Street area.

·          Runners Up: A group exhibition occurring simultaneously as the solo show in the Back section of the Art7 Gallery.

ABOUT THE JUROR: To Be Announced

ABOUT US: Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the FWCAC is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations through our competitive Grants Program and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.

SUBMISSION: Work will be juried from images submitted only through the gallery’s online submission. $25 submission fee for up to three pieces. Each additional submission will be $5 each. Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size as 3MB. Do not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in image file names. Video and audio files can be submitted through links. FWCAC reserves the right to reject inaccurately represented work, or incomplete submission.

PRESENTATION: Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging. D-rings should be used for heavy works, wires for works under 5lbs. Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels on paper must be under Plexiglass.

SALES: All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary. 25% of proceeds from sales will go to FWCAC and the remainder to the artists.

RECEIVING: Hand-delivered and shipped work must arrive between September 25 and September 30, 2017. Substitutions and late arriving work will not be exhibited. Work must remain for the duration of exhibition.

DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted before midnight (CMT) on September 15, 2017. FWCAC will notify accepted applicants only by September 25, 2017.

SHIPMENT: All shipped work must have a returned mailing label included and must arrive in a package that can be reused for the return shipment.

REMOVAL: All hand delivered work must be picked up from gallery on October 26th – October 30, 2017 between 9:00am – 5:00pm. Works not removed on these days will be placed in storage and released at gallery’s convenience.

IMPORTANT DATES:

·         September 15, 2017 – Deadline for submission

·         September 25, 2017 – Notifications emailed to artists

·         September 26 – September 30, 2017 – Delivery of artwork

·         October 6, 2017 – Opening Reception, 6 -9 pm

·         October 25, 2017 – Closing

·         October 26, 2017 – Show comes down, pick up or repacked for return shipment

USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted may be used for non-commercial, marketing or promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to:

Jonathan Mark Levy, Program and Exhibition Manager

1300 Gendy Street

Fort Worth, TX,  76107

direct: 817.298.3021

jlevy@artscouncilfw.org

LIABILITY: This document represents a contract between the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and the person(s) named on this document. Acceptance of this contract is a specific acceptance of the terms listed. Objects exhibited in the FWCAC will be given great care. Unless the artist wishes to provide his/her own insurance coverage, the FWCAC will insure all exhibitions under its existing insurance policy, which covers up to $500,000, against all risks of physical loss or damage while on the premises during the period of the exhibition. If the exhibitor(s) wish to provide his/her own insurance, such actions constitute the release of the FWCAC from any liability in connection with the exhibition. Coverage is not authorized past the exhibition and artwork may not be stored at the FWCAC unless prior arrangements have been made. The FWCAC allows visitors to photograph works of art. Artists are required to contribute 25% from work sold in the exhibition. By submitting your artwork, you are agreeing to the terms above.

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Candy Man: Ben Willis, Candy Castle and Signs at Fort Works Art

August 2 – September 9, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION  Saturday August 5, 2017 6pm – 9pm
Childhood fantasy and fun burst to life as Fort Works Art welcomes the return of artist Ben Willis and his deliciously vibrant new exhibition Candy Man to Fort Worth from August 2 – September 9, 2017. This family-friendly exhibition/installation invites audiences of all ages to savor in Willis’s one-of-a-kind artistic confections with the same excitement and sense of adventure inspired by Hasbro’s classic board game. Candy Man is an immersive experience in pattern and color and designed to satisfy the artistic appetite of each viewer with its mouthwatering collection of bold abstractions.Along with being a recognized artist in his own right, Willis has established his reputation as a preparator with an eye for assembling captivating artistic collections. Together with his own Candy Man exhibition, the talented Arizona-based artist, has curated the secondary Candy Castle show and populated it with works by a lineup of notable artists. A direct reference to the original board game, Candy Castle serves to house a treasure trove of “objects” that have proven especially compelling to Willis over the course of his career. With a special emphasis on sculptural works that help to balance the paint-driven pieces found in Candy Man, Willis states “All of the [Candy Castle] artists I have admired for some time now and I believe their work relates and can carry conversation with my pieces.” Featured Candy Castle artists include, Derick Smith, Dan Lam, Christina West, Adam Hillman, Sean Augustine March, Sean Newport, Rachel Goodwin, Wheron, and Kristina Drake.

A third component of this experiential exhibition includes painting by two highly regarded Metroplex artists, Drigo and Brennen Bechtol. The two artists will hand-paint title walls for the Candy Man and Candy Castle shows in their representative styles. Both dealing with signs in their own respective works, Bechtol and Drigo’s colorful title walls will provide an additional installation element to the already vibrant exhibition. Like the nostalgia evoked by childhood memories of visiting a candy store for the first time, Willis commented “…I want this show to feel like oh my god, how did they get all of these wonderful things together in one space?”

 

Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

 

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Solo & Curatorial Exhibition Proposals 2018 for the FWCAC

The Exhibition Advisory Panel (EAP) of the Fort Worth Arts Center (FWCAC) is seeking exhibition proposals from artists and curators for all art forms for our 2018 season.
Deadline: September 1, 2018

To submit, click here.

The mission of the EAP is to exhibit contemporary art with a focus on regional artists in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. We are looking for artist submissions for solo shows and curated proposals for group exhibitions of professional level, innovative art.  Proposals should demonstrate a consistency of vision. Exhibitions will span from 3 – 6 weeks and curators may not be included in their own exhibitions.

Proposals from Artists need to include:

  •  Exhibition Summary
  •  CV & Artist Statement
  • 10-20 images of artworks
  • Image list including size & medium

Proposals from Curators need to include:

  • Exhibition Summary
  • A curator’s statement (no more than one page in length)
  • Resume/CV
  • List of artists, including brief CV/bios
  • List of works proposed, including approximate number of art works and estimate of space needed – linear or square footage
  • samples art works – JPG (clearly labeled with an matching image list)

Submissions will be reviewed in early September. If you are selected to exhibit, you will need to provide precise specifications of what you plan to display. This is necessary so that we can place you in the appropriate gallery. Once approved, only minor variations to your original plan will be allowed.

ABOUT US: Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the FWCAC is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations through our competitive Grants Program and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.

SUBMISSION: Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size as 3MB. Do not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in image file names. Video and audio files can be submitted through links. FWCAC reserves the right to reject inaccurately represented work, or incomplete submission.

PRESENTATION: Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging. D-rings should be used for heavy works, wires for works under 5lbs. Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels on paper must be under Plexiglass. 

SALES: All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary. 25% of proceeds from sales will go to FWCAC and the remainder to the artists. 

DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted before midnight (CMT) on September 1, 2017. FWCAC will notify accepted applicants only by late September. 

USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted may be used for non-commercial, marketing or promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to:

Jonathan Mark LevyProgram and Exhibition Manager

1300 Gendy Street

Fort Worth, TX,  76107

direct: 817.298.3021

jlevy@artscouncilfw.org

LIABILITY: This document represents a contract between the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and the person(s) named on this document. Acceptance of this contract is a specific acceptance of the terms listed. Objects exhibited in the FWCAC will be given great care. Unless the artist wishes to provide his/her own insurance coverage, the FWCAC will insure all exhibitions under its existing insurance policy, which covers up to $500,000, against all risks of physical loss or damage while on the premises during the period of the exhibition. If the exhibitor(s) wish to provide his/her own insurance, such actions constitute the release of the FWCAC from any liability in connection with the exhibition. Coverage is not authorized past the exhibition and artwork may not be stored at the FWCAC unless prior arrangements have been made. The FWCAC allows visitors to photograph works of art. Artists are required to contribute 25% from work sold in the exhibition. By submitting your artwork, you are agreeing to the terms above.

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SEVEN: FIBERS opens August 19 at the Art Room

Artwork: “Days and Connections” Jennifer Cummings, 2016, Silkscreen pigment on hand woven cotton and linen, boucle, wool/mohair blend yarn.

“SEVEN: FIBERS” 
On exhibit August 19th – September 13th 
Opening August 19th
With Reception 6-9pm 

The ART ROOM

Located at 2712 Weisenberger Street, We’re back, and at our original location, too! After a long and much-needed hiatus, we’re excited to show an extraordinary group of fiber artists.

Art Room is pleased to announce its upcoming group exhibition “SEVEN: FIBERS”, representing the work of local and regional artists, including Sheryl Anaya, Taylor Barnes, Molly Beaufait, Jennifer Cummings, Casey Galloway, and Rebecca Shewmaker.

“SEVEN: FIBERS” features six female fiber artists who focus on materials, methodologies, and manual labor as part of the works’ significances. Through the delicate weaving, sewing, and construction of fabrics, paper, thread, and yarn, the artists re-contextualize domestic, functional forms into two and three-dimensional works of art that exhibit significant meaning and prioritize aesthetic value over utility. As the artists explore the tactile fiber art medium, they prolifically examine themes of the female body, peace within the landscape, and the connection between the artist’s hand and materials.

“SEVEN: FIBERS” will run through September 13, 2017. Gallery hours are by appointment only. For additional information please contact Nathan Madrid, Katie Murray, or Deedra Baker at artroomfw@gmail.com, and visit our website www.artroom.space for more information about upcoming shows and to join our mailing list. An exhibition catalog will be available for purchase.

2712 Weisenberger Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

AFTER PARTY:
Stay late and join us for an after party, featuring the Brooklyn based Yarnbomber, London Kaye, and dance to the tunes of DJ Ronnie Heart, while sipping on beverages from the cash bar all while continuing to enjoy the beautiful artwork. It’s going to be a fun and wild time!

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Funky Finds Vendor applications for Holiday Shopping Experience – deadline Aug. 13

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We are now accepting handmade vendor applications for our holiday event to be held November 18th & 19th in Fort Worth, Texas!

We are also accepting Sponsors, Advertisers and Swag Donations.

Visit the event website for all the details. Vendor app deadline is August 13th.

 

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JILL NONNEMACHER: ON AND OFF THE WALL at Art 7 Gallery

acrylic on canvas

JILL NONNEMACHER

PAINTING and SCULPTURE

ON AND OFF THE WALL

A solo exhibition

August 3 – August 26, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, August 4th 6-8pm

Art 7 Gallery

2955 Crockett Street

Fort Worth, TX, 76107

jillnonnemacher.com   973.479.7880     jillnonnemacher@gmail.com

https://www.instagram.com/jillnonnemacher/

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Acrylic Pouring mini-workshop with Kim Collins Aug. 5

The August 5th mini-workshop is focused on acrylic pouring techniques.  Learn traditional pours, dirty pours, flip cups, ribbon pours and swipes.  We’ll talk about additives and how to use them safely.  This workshop is for all levels and great fun!

Date:  August 5th

Time: 9:30 to 4:30

Where:  1300 Gendy, Fort Worth, TX, 76107 in Studio 1 on the second floor

Cost: $125 (includes some supplies)

call or email Kim to register:  k_g_collins@sbcglobal.net or 817-929-3721

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Texas Sculpture Group | Artspace111 | July 28

 

PROFUSION IN THE VOID

Opening Reception | July 28, 2017 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Exhibition On Display | July 28 – August 26, 2017

 

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Michael Stephen’s Box Set will be included in Profusion in the Void

 

The Texas Sculpture Group presents Profusion in the Void, a selection of 3D artwork from TSG members at Artspace111 Art Gallery in Fort Worth, Texas. The Texas Sculpture Group seeks to “establish or renew the identification and camaraderie among those who make, collect, research, or simply enjoy contemporary sculpture in Texas.” Selected artists featured in Profusion in the Void include:

Elizabeth Akamatsu | Robbie Barber | Jeffie Brewer | Steve Brudniak | Susan Budge | Danville Chadbourne | Valerie Chaussonnet | Roger Colombik | Jerolyn Bahm-Colombik | Princess Cook | Erin Cunningham | Paul David | Andrea de Leon | Glenn Downing | Noah Edmundson | Jerry Freid | Michael Furrh | Amy Gerhauser | Larry Graeber | Kathi Herrin | Chad Hines | Suguru Hiraide | Dewane Hughes | Meredith Jack | Linda Kim | Catherine Lee | Peter Mangan | Colleen McCulla-Thomas | Mary Morse | Michelle O’Michael | Caprice Pierucci | Cat Quintanilla | Jim Robertson | Maura Schaffer | Sabine Senft | Joseph Sides | Richard Skurla | Vera Smiley | Michael Stephen | Sebastian Stoddart | Laura Sturtz | Tanya Synar | Damon Thomas | George Tobolowsky | Bernardo Vallarino | Hank Waddell | Gary Webernick | Jake Weigel | Ben Woitena | Jo Zider

To learn more about the Texas Sculpture Group, visit their website by clicking here

Artspace111 | 111 Hampton StFort Worth, TX 76102

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Cowtown Indie Bazaar Application deadline August 25

Cowtown Indie Bazaar Applications Are OPEN!

Yay! We’re excited to reveal our new website to you today as we open applications.

https://www.cowtownindiebazaar.com/vendor-faq

Important Dates to Remember:

  • APPLICATION DUE DATE: Friday, August 25, 2017
  • ACCEPTANCE LETTERS: Monday, August 28 through Friday, September 1, 2017
  • BOOTH PAYMENT DUE: Friday, September 8, 2017
  • Cowtown Indie Bazaar Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

Our mailing address is:

North Texas M.A.D.E., Inc.

P.O. Box 183233

Arlington, Texas 76096-3233

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Los Fantasmas Ambulantes Artist Roundtable July 25 at Fort Works Art

ROUNDTABLE from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. TALK STARTS at 7 p.m.

Wally Knight, Elizabeth Bowie, Byrd Williams IV, and John Carlisle Moore of Los Fantasmas Ambulantes will gather for a Q & A to discuss their processes and creative influences.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm; Saturday10 am – 6 pm

Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm; Saturday10 am – 6 pm

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DR. W. MARVIN DULANEY WESTERN HERITAGE SYMPOSIUM 07/22/2017

The Dr. Marvin Dulaney Western
Heritage Symposium
Saturday, July 22, 2017 | 9:30am – 12pm
The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum (NMWHM) (formerly the National Cowboys of Color Museum and Hall of Fame), a non-profit 501(c)(3) museum located in Fort Worth, Texas, documents the many positive accomplishments that multicultural cowboys and early frontier pioneers contributed to the settling of the western United States, through exhibits, workshops and lectures for youth and adults as well.
Operational Information:
 
MUSEUM: 
3400 Mount Vernon Fort Worth, TX 76103

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WestBend Debuts Public Art Program with Snap & Seek July 20

Collection of 26 pieces is one of the largest concentrations of public art in Fort Worth

  

FORT WORTH, Texas (July 11, 2017) – Selfies and shares abound with the latest wave of public art at WestBend, Trademark Property Co.’s University District mixed-use development. Twelve new works splashed across the property expand its already impressive public art program, bringing added color, character and a unique spirit to the property.

 

The new works showcase a variety of style and medium by both local and national artists, including 10 murals by Dallas-based artist Kyle Steed, a site-specific “LOVE” sculpture by San Francisco artist Laura Kimpton, and a mural by local artist Lauren Childs. These join prior works by local artist Devon Nowlin and a rotating photography exhibit from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

 

“When it comes to retail places today, it’s all about creating experiences. Carefully curated public art activates a space and makes it unique, all while contributing to the vibe of the neighborhood and the city,” said Terry Montesi, CEO, Trademark Property Co. “Most importantly, art is to be enjoyed. We invite our guests to interact with the works and share them with one another, and make them a part of their life. We want WestBend to be an extension of the world-class Fort Worth Arts District.”

 

New art at WestBend includes:

·         Kyle Steed:  Dallas-based artist Kyle Steed makes his Fort Worth debut with 10 WestBend murals that include quotes and references to famous Texans. There are a total of nine murals in the parking garage, consisting of five elevator vestibule works; three small works in stairwells, including a Willie Nelson quote, and Happy Trails mural on the exit wall; as well as a Patsy Cline quote near Drybar.

·         Laura Kimpton: Kimpton’s steel “LOVE” sculpture is celebratory and optimistic in spirit, sending a positive message to WestBend visitors. Located in the green space near Woodhouse Day Spa, the sculpture includes hundreds of programmable LED lights that change color at night. The piece is a part of Kimpton’s Monumental World Series that began at the 2009 Burning Man Festival and has since had permanent installations at the Apple store in San Francisco’s Union Square and Santa Rosa, Calif.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; and additional appearances at dozens of art and music festivals across the globe.

·         Lauren Childs: Childs’ first mural, “The Little Things,” depicts succulents with vibrant color and texture, bordering on sculptural, and is located between Woodhouse Day Spa and CorePower Yoga. An advocate for local art, Childs co-founded Fort Works Art, which began as an event-based pop-up organization and has now opened its first permanent gallery space in the Cultural District in Fort Worth.  

In addition to these new works, WestBend also recently unveiled the second iteration in its Amon Carter Museum of American Art series. Thanks to a partnership with the Amon Carter, WestBend is home to a rotating selection of nine, 4-by-6-foot reproductions from the museum’s renowned photography collection, presented on backlit film and displayed in lightboxes. Each iteration of the series is curated by the Amon Carter and is on display at WestBend for six-month intervals. The second iteration launched this month and will be on display through the end of the year.

 

Other public art at WestBend includes five photographic murals by Fort Worth artist and TCU graduate, Devon Nowlin.  The murals, which face the Trinity River and Trinity River Trails and Tom Thumb, capture the shopping and dining experience, health and fitness, and the natural surroundings of WestBend.

 

To celebrate its public art program, WestBend will host a #WestBendLove Snap & Seek on Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m. with artists Lauren Childs, Devon Nowlin and an Instagram takeover by Kyle Steed. The event kicks off on Level 6, the top floor of the free parking garage located behind Tyler’s, and the first 50 guests to check in will receive a free swag bag illustrated by Steed. #WestBendLove will feature a polaroid scavenger hunt, frozen treats, drinks from HG Sply Co., surprises, and the opportunity to meet the artists in attendances. To RSVP, click here.

 

WestBend’s public art is one aspect of a property redevelopment focused on evolving the University retail district by delivering a walkable critical mass of retail and restaurants, urban-style pedestrian experiences, and Trinity River/Trinity Trails connectivity. In addition to public art, the redevelopment includes newretail, trailside restaurants, office space, and property amenities. Bartaco and Warby Parker recently announced they will open new locations at the property.

 

The redevelopment will continue with phase II, which will include a property expansion onto the adjacent 3.5-acre tract immediately south of WestBend. Conceptual planning is underway to develop additional mixed-use space featuring added ground floor retail, a boutique hotel, and multi-family units.

 

At full build-out, WestBend will include 670,000 square feet of walkable urban retail, restaurant, office, multi-family, and hospitality space.

 

About WestBend

Developed by Trademark Property Co., WestBend is a 278,000-square-foot mixed-use development located on the Trinity River in Fort Worth’s University District. WestBend recently completed phase I of a major redevelopment adding new retail, restaurants, office space, property amenities and a public art program. Tenants include CorePower Yoga, Dear Hannah, Drybar, East Hampton Sandwich Co., HG Sply Co., Pax & Parker, Silver Fox, Tom Thumb,Tyler’s, Woodhouse Day Spa, Zoë’s Kitchen and the River Plaza office tenants. For more information, visit westbendfw.comor follow WestBend on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

About Trademark Property Co.

Trademark Property Co. is an operator, investor and developer of award-winning, mixed-use town centers, specialty, community, power centers and enclosed regional malls. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, the Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in, or developed more than 11.8 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth more than $2.5 billion. Trademark’s experienced team of 120 employees is responsible for approximately 6.8 million square feet of retail and mixed-use projects currently in operation or development/redevelopment, including: Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth, Texas), Burr Ridge Village Center (Chicago, Ill.), Glades Plaza (Boca Raton, Fla.), Hillside Village (Cedar Hill, Texas), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Market Street Flowood (Flowood, Miss.), Market Street – The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas), First Street Napa (Napa, Calif.), Perkins Rowe (Baton Rouge, La.), Rice Village (Houston, Texas), Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tenn.), The Shops at La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Victory Park (Dallas, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), Waterside (Fort Worth, Texas), and WestBend (Fort Worth, Texas). For more information, visit www.trademarkproperty.com or interact on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 Webmaster’s note: see also the article by Lance Murray on July 13 on Dallas Innovates:

WestBend, Foundry District Bringing Arts to Center Stage

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ArtsGoggle call for artists

ARTISTS | MUSICIANS ENTERTAINERS | VENUES | FOOD VENDORS

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 12pm to 10pm

ArtsGoggle: 500+ artists, 50 bands, 5 main stages across 15 blocks of the Near Southside

This fall, Fort Worth’s Near Southside will transform its streets, sidewalks and businesses into a one-day art experience like no other.  Celebrating it’s 15th year, ArtsGoggle is a popular festival of local arts in Fort Worth’s Near Southside, an eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism. This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd as diverse as the neighborhood itself with live music, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone.

Artists are defined as visual artists working in studio arts. Painters, photographers, woodworkers, weavers, printmakers, sculptors, potters, jewelers, illustrators, culinary artists, crafters and artists of all mediums may now register online! The visual artist application fee is $45 and all money collected is used towards event production expenses.

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Winners of the 2017 ArtSpaceIII Regional Exhibition

Fourth Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition 

Exhibition On Display | June 23rd – July 22nd, 2017

Artspace111 | 111 Hampton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

 

Congratulations to the award winners and selected artists for the Fourth Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition. The top prize was awarded to Joelle Nagy, who will receive a $1,000 cash prize, and the opportunity to exhibit with Artspace111 in a future exhibition. Juror Shirley Reece-Hughes awarded a total of 5 artworks. View all selected artists for the exhibition on the exhibition page by clicking here: http://www.artspace111.com/4th-annual-regional-juried-exhibition/

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Juror Shirley Reece-Hughes
Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Top Prize | Gulyás, Joelle Nagy, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24″
Artistic Merit | Cosmic Orbs, Ann McIntyre, Monotype, 22½ x 16″
Artistic Merit | Bird Buddies, Diane Walker-Gladney, acrylic, graphite, 48 x 36″
Artistic Merit | Remains of Despair, Ward Sanders, box construction, 12 x 18 x 8″
Artistic Merit | When I have long hair , Armando Sebastian, oil on canvas, 40 x 30″

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Jay Wilkinson at Fort Works Art

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June 28 – July 29, 2017

OPENING RECEPTIONS was June 28
Artist Jay Wilkinson, deals in the exploration of the human condition and the intrinsic similarities that exist amongst us all. Utilizing portraiture, he deconstructs his works in hopes of revealing the soft and emotional underbelly that exists in the viewer, and not the person represented in his paintings. This is achieved in his use of blocking out sections of the individuals faces creating a tension and allowing the viewer to place themselves into the work. This instantaneous nostalgia in conjunction with his powerful use of negative space through abstraction, is what sets his work apart from other oil painters of his genre.
Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

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12th Annual TAC Juried Exhibit Call for Entries – deadline July 15

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Texas Artists Coalition is Proud to Present: 

The 12th Annual TAC Juried Exhibit

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – July 15, 2017

EXHIBITION DATES: August 4 – August 27, 2017 

RECEPTION: Friday, August 4, 2017

PRIZES:

·             A Solo Exhibition during Fall Gallery Night 2017. Fall Gallery Night is an event that occurs once a year during September. It is arguably our most popular opening of year were we anticipate more than 3000 visitors in a single night.

·             The Iris Wilson Award ($100 prize)

CALL TO ARTISTS: Only TAC members with active accounts may submit up to 3 artworks open to all disciplines with no theme. To learn more about TAC or become a member please click here. All mediums accepted including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art with no size restrictions. The show will occur in Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s premier, 3000 square foot, Front Gallery. All artwork must be original and must not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person. The juror is Ann Ekstrom.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Ann Ekstrom is a Fort Worth painter from a family of artists – raised in the art-oriented household of her mother, the late painter and printmaker, Beth Lea Clardy. She earned a B.FA. degree from Texas Christian University, and received additional academic training at the University of Texas at Austin and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Ekstrom’s interests and versatility range from printmaking to watercolor painting to large-scale oils. Her 72-foot painting, Hints of a Life, is permanently installed at Tarrant County College, Southeast Campus. Her paintings are included in corporate and private collections across North Texas. Ekstrom is a popular Fort Worth lecturer and has been featured in the Kimbell Art Museum’s program “The Artist’s Eye.” In addition to studio work, Ekstrom currently works as a painting instructor for Texas Christian University’s Extended Education program. She was recently selected by the office of Fort Worth Public Art for a project at Penrose and W. Vickerin the neighborhood now officially known as “Bomber Heights.” Ekstrom is a long-time promoter of Art in the Metroplex; a steering committee member of EASL (Emergency Artists’ Support League), and was recently a member of the Exhibition Advisory Panel of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

ABOUT THE VENUE: Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations through our competitive Grants Program and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.

SUBMISSION: Work will be juried from images submitted only through the gallery’s online submission. $15 submission fee for up to three pieces. Works will not be reviewed if you are not an active TAC Member. Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size as 3MB. Do not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in image file names. Video and audio files can be submitted through links. FWCAC reserves the right to reject inaccurately represented work, or incomplete submission.

PRESENTATION: Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging. D-rings should be used for heavy works, wires for works under 5lbs. Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels on paper must be under Plexiglass. 

DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted before midnight (CMT) on July 15, 2017. FWCAC will notify applicants by July 25, 2017.

SALES: All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary. 25% of proceeds from sales will go to FWCAC and the remainder to the artists. 

RECEIVING:  Hand-delivered and shipped work must arrive on July 30th or 31st between 9am – 6pm. Substitutions and late arriving work will not be exhibited. Work must remain for the duration of exhibition. 

SHIPMENT: All shipped work must have a returned mailing label included and must arrive in a package that can be reused for the return shipment. 

REMOVAL:  All hand delivered work must be picked up on Aug 28, 2017 from 9 – 6PM. Works not removed on these days will be placed in storage and released at gallery’s convenience. Any work left for 60 days after the assigned pick up date becomes the property of the Arts Center.

IMPORTANT DATES:

·         July 15, 2017 – Deadline for submission

·         July 25, 2017 – Notifications emailed to artists

·         June 30 + July 31, 2017 – Delivery of artwork

·         August 4, 2017 – Opening Reception, 6 -9 pm

·         August 27, 2017 – Closing

·         August 28, 2017 – Show comes down, pick up or repacked for return shipment

USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted may be used for non-commercial, marketing or promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to:

Jonathan Mark LevyProgram and Exhibition Manager

1300 Gendy Street

Fort Worth, TX,  76107

direct: 817.298.3021

jlevy@artscouncilfw.org

LIABILITY: This document represents a contract between the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and the person(s) named on this document. Acceptance of this contract is a specific acceptance of the terms listed. Objects exhibited in the FWCAC will be given great care. Unless the artist wishes to provide his/her own insurance coverage, the FWCAC will insure all exhibitions under its existing insurance policy, which covers up to $500,000, against all risks of physical loss or damage while on the premises during the period of the exhibition. If the exhibitor(s) wish to provide his/her own insurance, such actions constitute the release of the FWCAC from any liability in connection with the exhibition. Coverage is not authorized past the exhibition and artwork may not be stored at the FWCAC unless prior arrangements have been made. The FWCAC allows visitors to photograph works of art. Artists are required to contribute 25% from work sold in the exhibition. By submitting your artwork, you are agreeing to the terms above.

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Cowtown Indie Bazaar 2017 vendor applications open July 24

Cowtown Indie Bazaar 2017

Vendor Applications Open
>>>  July 24th, 2017  <<<

Cowtown Indie Bazaar is back!

Cowtown Indie Bazaar will be back again this December, just in time for that last minute holiday rush!

  • Saturday, December 9th, 2017
  • 11am – 5pm
  • Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibit Hall at Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth
MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!!!

VENDOR APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN JULY 24TH, 2017!!!

WATCH YOUR EMAIL INBOX FOR THE LINK ON JULY 24TH!!!

Cowtown Indie Bazaar is produced by North Texas M.A.D.E. and is a curated market featuring some of the greatest local handmade makers, artists, designers, and vintage collectors that DFW has to offer. Quickly becoming a top handmade holiday shopping destination in Fort Worth, this will be our 4th year celebrating local makers, gathering some of the best in North Texas, and we hope you’ll consider joining us!

Shoppers come from all over North Texas, often lining up hours before the event in order to snag our popular Goody Bags filled with items donated by select vendors from the show. Santa comes out to visit and take pictures, there’s always a cash bar, ATM, and plenty of holiday cheer!

Be sure to mark your calendar to be sure you get your application in on time. Spaces will fill fast and we want to see your name on that list!

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Caroline Mousseau: Surrounding Isolations opens June 16 at CYDONIA

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FORT WORTH – CYDONIA is pleased to announce the return of Caroline Mousseau in her second solo exhibition Surrounding Isolations. The exhibition opens onFriday, June 16, 2017 and runs until Saturday, July 29, 2017. A reception will take place on June 16, from 6 to 8 in the evening at 2955 Crockett Street, Fort Worth, 76107.

CYDONIA concludes its 2016-17 exhibition year with Caroline Mousseau, the last in our all-female year of programing. The artist’s style is immediately recognizable: repetitive, thick, impasto-like brushstrokes of manipulated oil paints are painstakingly applied in repetitive strokes. The merit of her paintings is not determined by the optical experience for the viewer alone, but Mousseau also incorporates a dialogue about textures and possibilities of paint itself. Powdered pigments mixed with linseed oil are manipulated to stand on her will. Squeezed out of tube, paint is amorphous, but the artist molds, sculpts, and controls the medium to her exacting vision. Tiny, dried ridges of stacked paint lean towards the viewer in a masterful display of uniformity.

The artist describes her latest series: “These works do not strive to capture the landscape, as painting often has attempted to throughout history, but rather to exist within it.” Mousseau’s inspiration comes from the ambiguity that can be found when one cannot fully comprehend her surroundings. For her, this is the point at which representation and abstraction intersect, and the viewer can begin to “deconstruct the process of observation.” Viewing landscape, like abstraction, is an exercise in perception, noting that repetition is a recurring feature within nature.

Painting, in and of itself, is not only a medium, it is the monolithic genre within art. By choosing to work in painting, Mousseau implicitly negotiates the long history between painting, landscape, and abstraction. Applying derivative elements of these sub genres, she is able to create hybrid works. Her works are as stylistically lyrical in composition as they are Greenberg-ian in application. The Vancouverite carefully composes a large mass of undulating, ribbon-like trails on an exposed underpainting. The plane of the canvas where a viewer enters and exits is clearly demarcated. Paint doesn’t strive to be something other than itself. Weaving in and out of its own properties, each painting represents two types of the medium’s viscosity. The underpainting is flat, the material gliding on the canvas with ease; the dominant abstraction represents the second less-fluid state of paint’s materiality. Her attention to the materiality of paint demonstrates self-evident process and resulting interconnectedness to the optical experience. Her use of color is autonomous from propelling these gestures towards any true sense of representation, with palates stemming from the environs of her hometown, Winnipeg, as well as Vancouver. Titles add a playful and evocative overtone that summons imagination.

This exhibition is supported by the Fort Worth Arts Council.

Caroline Mousseau graduated as the valedictorian of Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2012. She studied at l’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in 2010. Mousseau has exhibited throughout Canada, and in 2014, she was curated in the exhibition 100 Painters of Tomorrow, with an eponymous book launch, in London and New York. In March 2015, CYDONIA mounted Mousseau’s first solo exhibition. The artist was met with strong Canadian support for her solo presentation at Art Toronto 2016. In February 2017, she was curated in a two-person presentation at Zona Maco in Mexico City entitled Another Chance to Do Right: Emerging Aesthetics Featuring Repetition, Pattern, and Rhythm. In April 2017, Mousseau was curated in her first museum appearance, abNext: Contemporary Abstraction by Emerging Canadian Artists, at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, Ontario.

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Caroline Mousseau’s Surrounding Isolations opens on Friday, June 16, 2017 and runs until Saturday, July 29, 2017. The public is invited to a reception on Friday, June 16 from 6 – 8pm at 2955 Crockett Street in the Cultural District. This exhibition has select hours: 12 – 3 on Wednesday, 4PM – 8PM on Thursday and Friday, and 1PM – 8PM on Saturday. The gallery is also open by prior arrangement.

CYDONIA is a contemporary art gallery. Our programming is committed to co-operating with artists whose practices reflect conceptual research. We approach art as a cultural good related to reciprocity, praxis, and discourse.

The gallery is closed during the month of August. We will re-open on Fall Gallery Night on Saturday, September 9 with Homecoming, a collective group show featuring Michael Dumontier, Micah Lexier, Trish Tillman, and Emi Winter.

For more information, please contact info@cydoniagallery.com, call 214-296-4848, or visit www.cydoniagallery.com. The gallery’s address is: 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

 image: bloom, 2017, oil on canvas, 24 x 20 in. Image courtesy of the Artist and CYDONIA, Fort Worth.

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Fall 2017 ArtsGoggle – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 | Noon to 10pm
Join us as we celebrate the 15th anniversary of ArtsGoggle, 
the Near Southside’s most beloved community arts event.
 
What is ArtsGoggle?
Since its inception in 2003, ArtsGoggle has evolved into a popular festival of the arts in this eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism. This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd as diverse as the neighborhood itself with live music, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone.
ArtsGoggle is unlike any event in Fort Worth, as residents from the nearby Fairmount, Mistletoe Heights, Berkeley Place, and Ryan Place neighborhoods are joined by medical district workers and visitors from throughout the region for a community arts festival focused in the Near Southside’s Magnolia Village. One of the event’s goals – along with celebrating art of all kinds – is to showcase the unique and memorable character of the Near Southside. Visitors are invited to park their cars and rediscover this revitalized urban neighborhood by foot or by bicycle, including Fort Worth Bike Sharing bikes.

ArtsGoggle prides itself in hosting a casual, approachable and vibrant environment to appreciate art and learn about the talents within our own community.  For more than a decade, ArtsGoggle has been the launch pad for many artists showing their work for the first time.  ArtsGoggle provides a supportive setting for both aspiring and professional visual artists, to display, sell and seek comment on their artwork.
Embracing all arts, the event also boasts an impressive program of performance art and music.  The 2016 ArtsGoggle featured more than 90 bands, many of which have members who live or work in the Near Southside.  The entertainment at ArtsGoggle is diverse and showcases music from a variety of cultures and styles.  The event partners with arts organizations across Fort Worth to draw attention to their programs.  In years past ArtsGoggle has hosted the Fort Worth Opera for pop-up concerts; showcased Ballet Folklorico de Azteca for a colorful dance performance; and hosted The Bucket List Jazz Band, a band dedicated to the lifelong dream of 90-year-old Jim Milam to resurrect Dixieland Jazz.
HOURS
Event hours are Noon to 10pm, a full day to offer patrons time to experience all that ArtsGoggle has to offer and will allow greater sales opportunities for our artists.
FOCUSED EVENT MAP
ArtsGoggle will focus on a street festival and venues within the Magnolia Urban Village. This condensed site map will provide a more manageable and enjoyable experience for our artists and patrons.
AFFORDABLE FOR ARTISTS
The event is committed to keeping artist’s fees affordable by requiring a registration fee of only $45, with no others fees to participate.  Each year as ArtsGoggle grows, so do the operating costs of the event.  In order to produce an even higher quality event with the same great neighborhood experience, the money collected provides vital funding to support improved communications, pre-event promotions, programs, signage and more.
FREE TO THE PULIC
ArtsGoggle is free to the public, with no wristbands, tickets, admission costs.  Unlike many popular for-profit events in Fort Worth, ArtsGoggle is produced by a not-for-profit community organization and thus has no need to produce revenue.  Instead, the event is exclusively focused on creating an environment to appreciate and celebrate the arts.  All funds raised for the event will be dedicated to producing a memorable and successful experience for artists, venues and patrons of all ages.
EVENT PRODUCER
ArtsGoggle is presented by Near Southside, Inc., the non-profit redevelopment organization working to revitalize this important urban neighborhood, in partnership with our sister organization Historic Southside, Inc.  The event has regularly drawn crowds of 7,000-10,000 and in 2016 experienced incredible growth with a crowd estimated at 40,000 attendees filling the streets with visitors of all ages.  The scene is a wonderfully pleasant testament to the community spirit that fills the Near Southside.
ArtsGoggle is an expansion of Near Southside Inc.’s efforts to promote the Near Southside and build the community fabric essential to our continued development.  Since our founding in 1995, NSI has led development and promotional initiatives that have successfully transformed the Near Southside into one of the region’s most distinctive and vibrant urban districts.  Signs of NSI’s 20-year revitalization effort are evident throughout the district, perhaps most apparent along Magnolia Avenue, S. Main Street and Park Place Avenue, home to the city’s most eclectic selection of locally-owned restaurants and pubs.
Tax Information
Historic Southside, Inc., managed by Near Southside, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Sponsorship contributions made to Historic Southside, Inc. are deductible as charitable donations.  W-9 forms will be provided at your request.

ARTIST | MUSICIAN | VENUE | VENDOR REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW 

OPEN
 
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MAGNOLIA VILLAGE: Taking it to the Street
ArtsGoggle is an outdoor street party spreading more than a mile across the Magnolia Village. The street festival closes Magnolia Avenue to car traffic from 8th Avenue to South Main Street and fills 18 blocks with more 650 visual artists booths and three stages with music and performance art of all varieties.

 
Artists wanting to participate outdoors at the Magnolia Village street party can request this location on their ArtsGoggle Artist Application, and can even request a specific block. All artists will be allotted a 10’x10′ space, unless a larger space is requested. Artists must provide all their own supplies including tent, tables and displays.  However, we are able to provide a small amount of electricity to each booth to power booth lights and small electric device. Tents will line the center of Magnolia Avenue, placed side-by-side and back-to-back with power running between the tents for easy access. More details are provided online in the artist application.
All ArtsGoggle participation details are below.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
 
ARTISTS
Artists are defined as visual artists working in studio arts. Painters, photographers, woodworkers, weavers, printmakers, sculptors, potters, jewelers, illustrators and artists of all mediums may now register online! The visual artist application fee is $45 and all money collected is used towards event production expenses. Check out our new, easy, step-by-step registration process.
 

TO GET STARTED Go to www.nearsouthsidefw.org

and create a user account if you have not already done so in the past.  For example, if you registered for last year’s ArtsGoggle or this year’s Friday on the Green market you will already have a username and password. When you login you’ll be able to access a customized user portal where you can view the ArtsGoggle application and all future artist opportunities. You can access the login link for your account from any page on the website always located at the upper right hand corner and you’ll be taken to your user portal.

STEP 1 In the portal, click on the grey “Artist” tab and create an Artist Profile.  If you participated in last year’s ArtsGoggle you will already have an artist profile so please make sure to carefully review last year’s Artist Profile for accuracy! You must have an artist profile before being able to access an artist application.
Artist profiles are used to keep a database of artist information on file with Near Southside, Inc. to notify you of future artist opportunities. When applicable, we will share your information with our business partners seeking artists for special projects such as murals, art exhibitions, or privately commissioned works. Please make sure to provide accurate information and high quality work sample photos, as the information in your artist profile is also used to evaluate the quality of your work for inclusion in ArtsGoggle. The profile should be easy to complete, but if you begin working on it and need to stop you are now able to SAVE YOUR PROGRESS and return at a later date to complete your work.
STEP 2 Purchase the ArtsGoggle Artist Application for $45 using our safe online payment system.
STEP 3 Fill out your ArtsGoggle Artist Application. Now that you have purchased the application it will always be accessible to you from your user portal. Like your artist profile, you’ll be able to return to your ArtsGoggle Artist Application at your convenience to finalize the details of your ArtsGoggle participation. This includes the ability to request a specific block placement and being placed near another participating artist. You can also return to update your work sample photo, artist statement and other information printed in the official ArtsGoggle Program. ALL APPLICATION INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 4, 2017.  Artists who do not complete their application prior to September 4will forfeit their position at ArtsGoggle with no refund.

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Paper Works Reception – June 17 at Fort Works Art

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June 6 – June 24, 2017

Opening Reception
June 17 5-7pm

https://www.fortworksart.com/2017-paper-works-artists

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm

 

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A Plain View by Jason Lee opens June 2nd at Artspace111

 

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Artspace111 is proud to present a special print preview of photographs from Jason Lee’s A PLAIN VIEW, the forthcoming book from RF Books and Film Photographic. The collection explores Texas through large format color film photographs, and will be on display June 2-18. Opening Reception on June 2nd from 5:00pm – 8:30pm.

Artspace111 is dedicated to its vital role in the city of Fort Worth, and to making contemporary art approachable to individuals of all ages. With its sculpture and distinctive architectural character, the gallery offers a striking setting to host corporate and private events, and is also available for tours and other social gatherings.

Artspace111 is located east of Downtown Fort Worth at Hampton Street and Weatherford. The gallery is open Tuesday to Friday, 10 – 5 pm and Saturday 10 – 3. To schedule a private viewing, contact Margery Gossett or William Grella by calling 817.692.3228 or emailing art@artspace111.com.

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