FRIDAY, MARCH 23rd 6 – 8 PM
For the third time, local artists, businesses and community leaders will handcraft over 35 one-of-a-kind eggs for a Silent Auction like no other …
EGGS-ibition 3: This Time It’s VIPersonal
All proceeds benefit Denton High School Family Assistance Foundation, whose mission is to provide financial assistance to current and former Denton High School students, faculty, and staff and/or their families in times of sudden medical or other financial crises. Learn more at www.dentonhighcares.com
Order Agua Dulce’s fine cuisine from a terrific menu, enjoy the company of good friends and don’t forget the raffle ticket door prizes!
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Grackle Art Gallery – call for entries in all media including performance and installations for two group shows, April 14th and May 12th. Send images including title, size and media/proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No fees and no commissions.
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Texas is perfect subject matter for both photographer, Peter Brown, and journalist, Joe Holley. Their recent book, Hometown Texas, explores the land and people of this vast state of Texas: East, West, North, South and Central. They illustrate through stories and pictures, the place that shapes a person that defines them as Texans.
PDNB Gallery will be exhibiting, Hometown Texas: Photographs by Peter Brown and Stories by Joe Holley, February 17 through May 5, 2018. Peter Brown and Joe Holley, will be signing copies of their book at the opening reception, Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 5-8 PM.
Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery is a fine art gallery dedicated to photo-based art. We are now located at 154 Glass Street, Ste. 104, across the Dallas Contemporary. The gallery opened its original Uptown location in 1995. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM
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Endangered Moments by Charice Cooper: Revealing the beautiful and extraordinary subtleties of a single moment in time so the viewer can absorb and fully appreciate a fleeting moment that would otherwise be lost in a bustling and distracted world.
See Cooper’s magnificent oil paintings from November 1 to December 28, 2017 at Elm Street Studio in Keller. Please join us for a complimentary reception with the artist on Saturday, November 4 from 6-8pm. Gallery location is 139 S. Elm Street, Keller TX 76248. For more details and to see some of the paintings that will be on display, please visit ElmStreetStudioKeller.com
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Edom Prepares for 2017 Art Festival
EDOM, TX –For more than 45 years, the small artists’ community of Edom in East Texas has hosted a festival for working artists presenting their talents to an appreciative audience of gifters and collectors. The festival is the premier art show in East Texas. High quality art, fine crafts, live music and great food & wine fill the festival grounds behind the resident artists’ studios on the one main street in town, Farm to Market road 279.
This year’s festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15. Admission is free.
Visit the resident artists’ studios on the main street, for which Edom is well known. While in town for the festival, visitors can enjoy local restaurants, The Shed and Jamie’s Café, and tour the gardens of Edom: Blue Moon Gardens, Blueberry Hill farms, and Glenda Mae’s Daylily Farm. The “artistic” atmosphere of Edom brings forth the “creative spirit” in everyone who visits.
Edom, an easy day trip from the metroplex, is located halfway between Dallas and Shreveport, 10 miles south of Interstate 20. Go to visitedom.com for a detailed schedule of events, local lodging and a map.
CONTACT:—–Beth Brown, 903-852-6473, email@example.com
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In conjunction with the current exhibition,
“Bonnie & Clyde: The End”
PDNB Gallery will be presenting a documentary screening of
“American Experience: Bonnie & Clyde”
Saturday, October 14 at 2 PM & 4 PM. Runtime: 54 minutes No RSVP required. Event is free and open to the public.
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Storms of Life, mixed media works by Chrissy Fitch are currently on view at Elm Street Studio in Keller. Fitch’s work investigates the vastness of the natural world: nature, from its majestic beauty to violent storms, as it relates to personal life storms such as illness, relationships and loss. In her work, she communicates how the immensity of nature allows us to look beyond the pain and drudgery of our own lives, and points us to something greater than ourselves. Using gathered materials, encaustic, and assemblage techniques; Fitch imbues the chaos of storms in both nature and life. Through her work you will see the renewing quality of nature and conquering power of beauty.
A portion of art sale proceeds from this show will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This exhibit runs through October 27th with a reception open to the public on Friday, September 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00pm. For more information, please visit www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com/Gallery or call Shelly Hye at 214-478-8372.
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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.
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Call for Art – Día de los Muertos: The Path of Winged Souls
October 14-November 11, 2017
The Bath House Cultural Center invites artists to submit artwork for its 31st Annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) art exhibition, which will be on display from October 14 to 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.”
In 2017, the central focus of the Día de los Muertos exhibition is the creation of Day of the Dead-oriented artwork that includes monarch butterflies and Flowers of the Dead,cempazuchitl (Mexican marigold).
FREE TO ENTER!
Entries Deadline: Sunday, September 17, 2017
View and download a full exhibition prospectus at
After reading the prospectus, artists can submit their entries online athttps://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4610
For more information, please contact the exhibition curator, Enrique Fernández Cervantes, at (214) 670-8723 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Applications close at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time Zone
The list of selected artists will be posted on the Bath House Cultural Center’s online News Center athttp://www.bathhousemedia.com
The document will be available after 6 PM on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Artists are solely responsible for reviewing this list. The curator will not send acceptance notifications to each individual artist by phone, e-mail, or otherwise.
Delivery of accepted artwork:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 (4-7 PM)
Late deliveries will not be accepted. Curator will determine dates for altar deliveries and installations.
Show dates: October 14-November 11, 2017
Reception: Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 (5-7 PM)
Artwork pickup: Tue. Nov. 14, 2017 (3-7 PM)
The Bath House Cultural Center is a facility of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs
that is dedicated to fostering the growth, development, and quality of multicultural arts. The center emphasizes innovative visual and performing arts, as well as other multidisciplinary events throughout the year.
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Lavish landscapes with vibrant colors as interpreted by Chris Brandley’s recent travel experiences in Europe are currently on display at Elm Street Studio in Keller. Having grown up in a military family, Brandley has a wealth of past and recent travel experiences, all of which have influenced the painter she is today. Her work will be exhibited through September 2, 2017. Please join us for a complimentary reception to meet the artist on Friday, August 4th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. For more information, please visit our website at ElmStreetStudioKeller.com
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The images captured by McMurry during her stay in Cuba express her observations of the people of the island. She found them to be resourceful, artistic, outgoing, and dynamic. Every piece represents a different moment in Cuba. Every moment is just that, a fleeting passage of time. In the blink of an eye, or the click of a camera shutter, everything changes. A Moment in Cuba is McMurry’s work that shares the beauty witnessed during her visit. The exhibit runs through June 24, 2017. Please join us for a complimentary reception to meet the artist on Friday, June 16th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Visit www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com for more information.
A portion of all art sale proceeds will benefit the
Art Station, Fort Worth.
Elm Street Studio, 139 S. Elm Street, Keller, TX 76248
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 1 to 5pm
and by appointment
Click here to see more of Amy McMurry’s work.
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Irving Art Association sponsors a Meetup group: Open Art Sundays on third Sunday afternoons and Open Art Fridays on the first, second and fourth Fridays. Sessions are free unless stated. Bring your own supplies. (sometimes there will be a small supply fee).
Sharon Giles will be the leader for these two sessions. RSVP through Meetup.com or to email@example.com. Check out IAA’s Meetup at https://www.meetup.com/irving-art-association/ — it’s free to join.
May 21 Open Art Sunday: Making Collage Paper from Tissue Paper & Deli Paper
Supplies required: white tissue paper, deli paper or even rice paper, acrylic paint & medium, brushes (larger brushes or foam brushes or even small foam rollers), paper towels, water container, stamps, apron, and garbage bags for drying racks. Sharon will bring gelli plates and stencils for those who wish to print on deli paper. You can also use white or black gesso in this technique.
May 26 Open Art Friday: Collaging in Your Art Journal or on Canvas.
Supplies required: We’ll use the collage papers that we made on May 21st. Plus bring whatever handmade, found or bought paper you have to create collages in your art journal or on small canvases, boards, etc.
Bring your art journal or small canvas or boards. Acrylic medium, gel or whatever glue you prefer. If you want to incorporate paint, bring your paints, brushes and drawing tools.
Sharon will bring some composition tips for you and samples of her collages to show you. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Note: if your collages have gelli printing on them, you can enter them in the free IAA Printmaking Exhibit to be held July 30- Aug. 25.
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Group show of amazing, established local artists as well as some exceptional young and up and coming ones. Come for the art, stay for the music. Saturday, May 13, 7-11pm
Featuring Elaine Taylor, Anthony Marcus Black, Heather Bird, Bailey K Chapman, Areysi Mendoza, Christopher De La Paz, Jyoti Ahmed, Rowan Barnard, Terry Horn, John Ashcraft, Katelyn Townsend, Aaron Hutchinson, Cindy Flint and Brianna Burnett.
Musical artists: Ella Rinn Brown, Jack Dingler and Rebecca Jozwiak
GRACKLE ART GALLERY http://grackleartgallery.com/
4621 El Campo, FW. Free. 817-615-0681.
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Arts and Health in the Military:
Meeting the Challenge of a Post-War Zone Life
Saturday, June 24th 1:00 – 4:00
The Writer’s Garret
1250 Majesty Drive,
Dallas, TX 75247
Flyer: VSATX BEITZ Workshop Dallas
VSA Texas’ Distinguished
Artist Veterans Program and
Bring Everyone in the Zone
(BEITZ) are presenting a FREE
workshop hosted by The
Writers Garret in Dallas, TX.
The workshop is designed for
writers and artists who teach, arts
administrators, therapeutic arts
professionals, theatre directors,
counselors, and interested citizens. All are welcome.
• Gain knowledge of military culture and technology
• Understand the stressors soldiers/veterans face and the challenges of
transitioning to civilian life
• Learn about successful art programs that serve veterans and their
family members through this transition
This FREE three-hour training will include time for questions and
discussion and will give you new tools for supporting our troops through
creativity, expression, and healing.
RSVP at http://www.writersgarret.org/event/arts-health-military/
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The Bedford ArtsFest is an annual fine arts festival featuring local and regional artists on April 8, 2017. FREE ADMISSION.
Saturday, April 8th from 10am-6pm at the Boys Ranch Park, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr, Bedford, TX 76021
Featuring original fine arts in these categories: Fine Arts/Graphics, Pottery, Painting, Textiles, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Photography, Wood, and more.
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The South Side Art Walk and Open Studios is an event centered around community and creativity. Come stroll the Artist Quarter at South Side on Lamar in the historic Sears building and discover a myriad of artists and talents while taking in the fresh tunes by DJ Frances Jaye and sipping a delicious beverage from Checkered Past Winery or Opening Bell Coffee. Artists will have their studios open and others will have exhibition spaces lining the Artist Quarter. ArtLoveMagic will be exhibiting their DECADE show in The Janette Kennedy Gallery as well as hosting artists working live in their Artist Quarter studio. Checkered Past Winery and Opening Bell are hosting after parties with live music and drink specials starting at 8pm. Those Guys will be playing at Checkered Past Winery and Anna Larson from Austin will be preforming at Opening Bell. The event is free and indoors and will go on rain or shine. We’d love to see you. We are also still looking for a few good artists who create gallery quality work and fine crafts to come sail with us on our maiden voyage. This is the first in a series of quarterly events and exhibition spaces are free. Visit www.southsideartwalk.com to download the information and application packet.
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March 25, 2017 4-8pm
1409 S. Lamar, Dallas TX
South Side Art Walk and Open Studios is looking for artists who create gallery quality work and fine crafts to come sail with us on our maiden voyage. The first in a series of quarterly events, South Side Art Walk will be offering up awesome artists with open studios in the Artist Quarter, DJ Frances Jaye laying the cuts, Checkered Past Winery and Opening Bell minding the beverages and after parties with live music. ArtLoveMagic exhibiting their DECADE show in the Janette Kennedy Gallery and also hosting artists working live in their loft. Spaces are free. All we need is you.
To download the application and information visit: www.southsideartwalk.com
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The Gardiner Gallery of Art at Oklahoma State University invites artists of all media to apply for our 2018 – 2019 exhibition schedule. Proposals are welcomed for both solo and group exhibitions.
To be considered, artists must possess an MFA, PhD, or substantial exhibition record. We ask that all submissions include the following materials:
Description of Exhibition Proposal
10 images of relevant work
Image list containing media, dimensions, and year
Examples of promotional material or past exhibitions (optional)
The Gardiner Gallery is an integral part of the department’s teaching environment as well as providing a contemporary visual arts experience, and serves as the primary on-campus exhibition space for the university. Prospectus information is found on our listed homepage. Please direct questions and submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Long Marriage by Carroll Swenson-Roberts
CALL FOR ENTRIES
14th Annual Hecho en Dallas
Saturday, March 11, 2017 by 5 p.m.
Hecho en Dallas is an annual juried exhibition designed to showcase the recent work of professional artists who reside and are active in the artistic environment of the Dallas area. The exhibition was conceived by the Latino Cultural Center in recognition of the talented pool of artists whose creative endeavors give vitality to the cultural movement in DFW. Hecho en Dallas is a component of ART 214, a joint collaboration between the City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs cultural centers and facilities in celebration of Dallas Arts Month 2017.
Please visit http://documents.ellipseinc.com/doccenter/generic/18253/Hecho2017EntryForm.pdf for the submission form.
Submission of entries implies agreement to terms and conditions stated on this prospectus. Submissions can be entered by email at email@example.com by mail or in person at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St. Dallas, TX 75204
- Submission deadline: Saturday, March 11, 2017 by 5 p.m. Not a postmark deadline. Entries received after the deadline will be disqualified
- Notifications to artists: Saturday, March 25, 2017 via email
- Delivery of artwork: March 28 – April 4, 2017, 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday – Saturday
- Opening reception: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6-8 pm
- Exhibition dates: April 13 – June 30, 2017
- Pick-up artwork: July 5-12, 2017, 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday -Saturday
Artists must reside in the City of Dallas or within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
Art must have been created within the last three years to be eligible
Any medium will be considered; however, artists who exhibit artwork that requires the use of special equipment (computers, projectors, multimedia devices, etc.) will be responsible for providing such equipment for the duration of the exhibition
Size limit for 3D artwork will not exceed 15 feet (length + width + depth), with the longest side of the piece not exceeding 7 feet
For 2D artwork, the longest side cannot exceed 7 feet
There is no entry fee for this juried exhibition
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The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is pleased to announce the opening reception for self-portrait photographer Angelika Ejtel’s exhibition “And They Say Of Her Woman”.
Inspired by the poetry of a famous Polish poet H. Poswiatowska, in this exhibition of self-portraits, Angelika Ejtel integrates the images that belong to her most feminine works. They encompass the motifs of dark love, never-ending longing and hidden desires. Woman and her intimate world(s) portrayed in the poems of Poswiatowska, takes the face and body of the artist in her photographs. This is just a tiny study of what womanhood is in its broad spectrum of meanings.
Angelika uses herself as a subject for her images. She considers her photographic creation as a poetic experience in which she drowns and infuses herself and, as a result, it gives her the feeling that she is reborn with each portrait into a new being. Although, all of her photographs are self-portraits, they shouldn’t be necessarily read as self-presentations, rather they should be revealed as the multiplicity of “selves” available to one individual. To put it succinctly, her attitude towards the self is more of an exploratory journey between an awareness of self and an unawareness of some aspects of oneself.
The exhibition will be on view from March 4th through March 22nd, 2017.
Please, join us at ART 7 Gallery in Fort Worth, TX for a complementary reception, and meet the artist on Thursday, March 9th from 6 to 8 PM.
ART 7 Gallery
2955 Crockett St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
The gallery hours:
Thursday 4-8 pm
Friday 4-8 pm
Saturday 1-8 pm
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Inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi, in this exhibit of abstract watermedia paintings Hailey Herrera integrates freeform lines and shapes; finding her inspiration from nature and her surroundings. Unless she has a specific theme in mind, she begins with some calligraphic lines without a preconceived idea of result. In the process of interplaying lines and shapes spontaneously, an idea emerges and the painting reveals something new to which her intuition and emotion responds. This spontaneous decision process leads to a fascinating and unconventional result.
The work displayed at Elm Street Studio is an ongoing study of experimentation in watermedia abstract painting. Please join us at Elm Street Studio in Keller, TX for a complimentary reception and meet the artist on Friday, March 24 from 6 to 8 pm. For more information and to see images of Herrera’s work, please visit www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com. Fresh Paint: Watermedia Abstracts by Hailey Herrera will be on display through April 27, 2017.
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Local artist and entrepreneur Heidi Eisley: I’ve interviewed 12 artist from all over the world for this FREE 3-Day event starting Feb 1st! It’s called Starving Artist No More! These artists share their secrets on how they use art to create extra income! Most of the artists on the series are creating art full time!
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Capturing the Dream | Irma Ward
Friday, January 27
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Ward begins with a sketch that can be contrived as a recognizable scene or accessible shapes, then transforms the surface, layer after layer, until the painting is complete. Ward shares a favorite quote from Marc Chagall speaking about the meaning of ‘abstract,’ “…something which comes to life spontaneously through a gamut of contracts….and pervades both the picture and the eye of the spectator with conceptions of new and unfamiliar elements.” With Wards paintings, too the final image may have no visible connection with the initial sketch, but will inspire the viewer to find “new and unfamiliar elements.
“Capturing the Dream, paintings by Irma Ward” will be on view from January 3 to February 27 at Elm Street Studio in Keller, Texas. Please join us for a complimentary reception and meet the artist on Friday, January 27th from 6 to 8pm. To see more of Wards’ work and for details, please visit www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com.
In addition to her abstract pieces, Ward is sharing with us a portion of a wonderful series she has created called “Diary of Susie Swimmer.” Ward explored a 30 day challenge to create a new painting every day for a month. For continuity, Ward designed still life paintings and included the same ceramic figurine – Susie Swimmer in each of the 30 paintings. Stop by to see some of these whimsical painting, and read the story associated with each.
A portion of all art sale proceeds will benefit the Disabled American Veterans.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 1 to 5pm and by appointment
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Frogmore Plantation; Concordia Parish, Louisiana; 2014
From a cotton plantation just south of Natchitoches, Louisiana, all the way north to Canada, Jeanine Michna-Bales has created a photographic journey of a slave’s long road to freedom, circa 1840. Michna-Bales decade long project uncovered roughly 1,400 miles, revealing actual sites, cities and places that freedom-seekers passed through. Homes of Abolitionists William Beard, Joshua Eliason Jr., and Reverend Guy Beckley gave refuge, and are included in her photographic essay. Artist reception and book signing will take place, Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 5-8PM.
Exhibition runs through April 15, 2017. Event is free and open to the public.
154 Glass Street, Ste. 104
Dallas, TX 75207
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Join internationally acclaimed contemporary artist JD Miller on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 5 – 8 pm for his annual Valentine’s Day LIVE painting performance. Miller will begin the performance at 6:30 pm. This year’s event will once again be in our main gallery to incorporate a larger audience. Please note that children are welcome, and we will have a special seating area for them at the front of the stage. Viewers will have the unique opportunity to witness Miller’s artistic vision at work as he utilizes color, texture, and shape to create a visual masterpiece before their eyes. FREE
Samuel Lynne Galleries http://samuellynne.com
1105 Dragon St, Dallas, Texas 75207
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The next session is Friday, January 6th from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.
Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75062
Come color with us! All ages are welcome. FREE and open to the public.
Irving Art Association will provide basic art supplies (pencils, crayons, markers) and pages to color. But feel free to bring your own coloring book & supplies.
Share the fun! Bring your friends and family. RSVP on Meetup or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll provide something to drink and some cookies. Bring a snack to share if you wish.
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Anna Crowley Ford’s installation consists of over 40 handmade ceramic heads in her own likeness. Each describes a different feeling or experience that she has when she is attacked by migraines. She has beautiful photographs of herself along with her story. The exhibit will include a video that she has made of herself doing simple tasks while experiencing these migraine headaches. There is a meter that goes with each vignette that tracks The escalation of her pain and nausea as she performs these tasks.
It is a beautiful and important work of art. Since so many people suffer from migraine headaches and other debilitating situations I believe as many people as possible should have an opportunity to see this exhibit.
Join us for a 2nd chance reception on Saturday, December 17 from 6:00-9:00 pm. Exhibit on display through January 14. For an alternate viewing time, please contact the gallery.
The Small Gallery is located in the west wing of Valley View mall, at 13331 Preston Rd., Dallas, Texas (@ LBJ/Preston).
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After many years of teaching abstract painting, drawing and sculpture, Robert Earnest Moore (REM) revisits some of his first artistic inspirations for this show, desert landscapes and mountains. His use of strong colors and extreme light/dark contrasts achieve a spatial depth that brings the earth to life on these small works on paper.
Join us for a 2nd Chance Reception on Saturday, December 17, from 6:00-9:00 pm
SLANT gallery is located at 13331 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75240 (LBJ/Preston) @ the intersection of LBJ & Preston, you can find us inside the Valley View mall, located in the west wing on the second level.
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Free Basic Classes in Acrylic Printmaking with a Gelli Plate sponsored by the Irving Art Association.
Instructor: Sharon Giles
January 5, 12 & 26, 2017 7-9 pm (Thursday evenings) at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving. Register Now!
Learn printmaking without a press: Explore this fascinating new tool to create prints or the start for a painting…
And put the fun back into your art! If you’re perfectionistic or have a fear of making a wrong mark or ruining a piece of art paper, gelli printing will definitely remove it. You will make lots of art! And it will be messy, but fun.
Basic supplies will be provided. (Acrylic paint, paper, brayer, water container, spray bottle, Gelli Plate, stencils, masks, paper towels and other tools.) (Sorry, you don’t get to keep the supplies, just the results.) If you have a gel or gelli plate and brayer, please bring those. If you wish to bring additional supplies, you can. (Stencils, masks, mark-making tools, paper and your favorite colors of acrylics in any brand.) Bring an apron or wear grunge clothes.
For information on Gelli Arts Plates, see http://www.gelliarts.com/ or for Gel Press Plates, see http://www.gelpress.com/. You can also make your own — see Sharon’s article. Plus there are many videos on gelli printing on YouTube.
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THE SMALL GALLERY & SLANT have joined forces and invited some of our favorite local talent to share their best one-of-a-kind gift items in a one day holiday shopping event – BAZAART!
There will be giftable, wearable, giveable, shareable, collectable, and affordable items available for every budget, made by imaginable and commendable artists and artisans.
While you’re there – you can also check out the current featured exhibits at each gallery. Robert Moore’s ‘Canyon Watercolors’@ Slant (slantx.weebly.com), and Anna Ford Crowley’s ‘The Dragon That Never Sleeps’ @ Small Gallery (thesmallgallery.net).
This event is free. Come, and go as you please. Find us on the upper level in the west wing of Valley View @ 13331 Preston Rd., Dallas (Preston/LBJ).
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Kim Collins | Marie Maines | Ray Maines
This exhibition features small works by Kim Collins – Acrylic paintings, Marie Maines – Pastel drawings, and Ray Maines – Photography. From loosely rendered, but recognizable pastel landscapes, to abstract interpretations of nature, these artists explore aspects of the outdoors with lush color and expressive mark-making. There is something for any aesthetic preference, and is an excellent opportunity to select a gift for those on your list with discriminating taste.
This exhibition will be on display through the end of December. We invite you to join us for a complimentary reception on Friday, December 9th from 6 to 8pm. To see some of the images, please visit the website – www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com.
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Triplets~reborn second chance reception will be held on Saturday, October 15th, from 6:00-9:00 pm. Small Gallery is celebrating its 3 year anniversary! Three years ago the Small Gallery opened its doors. The first exhibit was “Triplets”. This being our 3 year anniversary it is only fitting that the Small Gallery is opening a show called “Triplets~ reborn”.
In addition, we are also hosting a trunk show featuring Catherine Cox Designs. Lovely, handcrafted, affordable jewelry made from natural stones. Perfect for the upcoming gift giving season.
Participating artists – Tim Blackburn, Jim Bowman, Maureen Brouillette, Brett Dyer, Enrique Fernandez Cervañtes, Roberta Masciarelli, Nan Martin, Chuck McCarter, Tina Medina, Jeff Parrott, T.Stone, Jonathan Syltie and Roy Vance.
The Small Gallery is located in the west wing of Valley View Mall @ 13331 Preston Rd. (LBJ/Preston) in Dallas.
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Join us Saturday, October 15, from 6:00-9:00 pm for a hauntingly good time at an opening reception for ‘Thriller’ – an exhibit featuring original works of the spooky, freakish, curious, scary, hairy and howling.
Featured artists: Sarah Barnett, Anya Boz, Cynthia Castillo, Diana Chase, Linda Clary, Brett Dyer, Yukiko Jones, Casey McGarr, Angela Sharp, and Brenda Stuart, along with the Slant Collective artists – Rita Barnard, Vicki Charlotta, Jacque Forsher, Laurie Mahoney, Patricia McMillan, Sara Miller, and Cheryl Vorhis.
SLANT is located in the west wing of Valley View mall at 13331 Preston Rd., #2218, in Dallas, Texas (@LBJ/Preston).
Image shown: ‘August’ © Angela Sharp
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The 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art
September 17 – November 13
Presented by the Islamic Art Revival Series in partnership with Irving Arts Center, the 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art is a program of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation.
This prestigious international exhibition of artwork is inspired by Islamic culture, art, literature and architecture and features works in a variety of styles and media from artists around the world. Coming from diverse backgrounds, with varying faiths, ages and levels of expertise, the exhibition aims to present Islamic art as a universal language, a translator and connector of generations and cultures.
2016 Juror: Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar, Associate Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
–from the website http://www.irvingartscenter.com/event/the-5th-annual-juried-exhibition-of-contemporary-islamic-art/
FREE ACTIVITIES TO ENLIGHTEN AND INSPIRE
Louise Mackie, Curator for Islamic Textiles and Art, Cleveland Museum of Art – “Islamic Textiles Through the Ages,” Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. (Suite 200).
Bahman Panahi, artist, master calligrapher and musician– “The Musicality of Calligraphy.” Reception and performance follows talk.
Oct. 1 at 4 p.m., (Dupree Theater).
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WORKSHOPS: EASTERN WEAVING & INTERFAITH SYMBOLISM IN SACRED GEOMETRY
Eastern Weaving (Instructor: Samia Khan) & Interfaith Symbolism in Sacred Geometry (Instructor: Matt Anzak).
Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to noon & 1-3 p.m. (Suite 200)
Click to register for Eastern Weaving. Click to register for Interfaith Symbolism in Geometry. Capacity is limited!
SECOND SUNDAY FAMILY FUNDAY:
Geometric Art! Guided by artists, budding artists of all ages make art projects inspired by the exhibition. Supplies provided.
Oct. 9, 1-4 p.m. (Suite 200)
No RSVP required.
TALK: Jason Moriyama, architect and senior partner at Moriyama and Teshima, Toronto, “Interfaith Spaces: Towards an Architecture of Understanding.”
RECEPTION PERFORMANCE: Ismaili Muslim Youth Choir of Dallas conducted by Dr. Tina Mohammad, will accompany an art installation by artist, Shafaq Ahmad. (Follows talk, Main Gallery).
Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. (in the Dupree Theater followed by a reception in the Main Gallery)
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GUIDED GALLERY TOURS: LED BY TODD HAWKINS &MARCIE INMAN
Oct. 15 @ 2 & 4 p.m. led by IAC Executive Director Todd Eric Hawkins.
Nov. 5 @ 2 & 4 p.m. led by Marcie Inman, IAC Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programs.
Click to RSVP to tours on Oct. 15
Click to RSVP to tours on Nov. 5
Irving Arts Center
3333 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062 http://irvingartscenter.com
Gallery Admission is FREE
Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
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