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DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART announces ART BALL Chairs Ann and Lee Hobson and reveals theme, “ALL THAT GLITTERS,” for 52nd ANNUAL GALA April 22, 2017


The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) recently announced local philanthropists Ann and Lee Hobson will serve as chairs of the 2017 Art Ball and unveiled “All That Glitters” as the theme of the annual fundraiser, which will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Museum in downtown Dallas. Proceeds from the event will support the DMA’s commitment to providing free access to its world-renowned collection, as well as various exhibitions and educational programs throughout the year.

“I’m very proud to be part of an event that supports the DMA, especially its commitment to free general admission, access, and educational programming.  All of the money raised by the Art Ball goes to toward the operating budget that supports access to art,” Ms. Hobson said. “Unfettered access to art is a cause that is very near to my heart, and it is my hope that this year’s Art Ball will allow us to share the Museum’s beautiful collection and educational resources with more visitors than ever before in 2017.”

Selected by the Hobsons, this year’s theme will embrace the romantic overtones and colors of a Parisian spring and was inspired by one of the Museum’s most recent acquisitions, Flowers in a Vase with Two Doves, by nineteenth-century French painter François Lepage. With the assistance of Todd Fiscus of Todd Events, the ethereal scene will be brought to life with extravagant floral displays, ambient music of the period and decadent shades of blue, soft lavender and ivory.

The evening will commence with a cocktail hour inspired by one of the Champs-Élysées’ most iconic landmarks, The Grand Palais. The internationally esteemed gallery was erected for the Universal Exhibition of 1900 and annually welcomes more than two million visitors to revel in the glory and grandeur of French art.

Art Ball 2017 will feature a luxury live auction, sponsored by Christie’s.  The live auction will be curated by Live Auction Chairs Merry Vose and Rajan Patel and will include an array of opulent items, such as: once-in-a-lifetime travel packages, curated culinary experiences, and unique entertainment opportunities. The evening will feature a lavish multi-course seated dinner catered by Cassandra Fine Catering.  After dinner, an element of surprise has been added to the celebration. The DMA has announced they will not reveal the theme or any after dinner details, but promise instead to deliver “Texas-sized surprises” exclusively for Art Ball patrons invited to attend the late-night festivities.

Noted sponsors in place for the evening include: AT&T, Christie’s, Curtis Specialized Moving and Storage, Dallas Art Fair Foundation, Delivery Limited, Inc., Forty Five Ten, Highland Park Village,        J.P. Morgan, Jennifer and John Eagle/John Eagle Dealerships, Melissa and Trevor Fetter/Tenet Healthcare, Neiman Marcus, Peggy and Carl Sewell/Sewell Automotive Companies, Sidley Austin LLP, Stanley Korshak, Modern Luxury Dallas and My Sweet Charity.

Over the past 20 years, the DMA’s Art Ball has raised more than $27 million to support the Museum’s mission of engaging and educating the community through art. Last year’s event raised $1.3 million in net revenue, and the 2017 gala is expected to continue the strong tradition of giving, which has greatly benefitted the Museum and its visitors for more than 50 years.

For more information about Art Ball 2017, as well as underwriting opportunities, please visit www.DMA.org or contact the Art Ball Office at artball@DMA.org or 214.922.1353.



Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 23,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more than two and a half million visitors, and enrolled more than 100,000 people in DMA Friends, a free program available to anyone who wishes to join focused on active engagement with the Museum. For more information, visit www.DMA.org.

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of Museum Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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Brookhaven College Student Art Sale & Fundraiser Dec 7


The Art Kids at Brookhaven College Are Crazy/Busy Gearing Up For Their ONLY Student Art Sale and Fundraiser Of The Year!

And when I say “Kids,” I mean students aged from 17-75!
Something fabulous is going on at Brookhaven College! The energy is palpable- the music is blasting in the sculpture courtyard while sparks fly from metal,
pottery wheels whirl in Clay, waxes are finely carved and cast in Jewelry, blocks are inked in Printmaking, and students stand for hours before their easels,
absorbed with color, light and shadow in Drawing and Painting.

The Particulars:
Student Art Sale and Fundraiser, hosted by the Art Club of Brookhaven College
When: Wednesday December 7, 9am-6pm.

Where: On the campus of Brookhaven College, in the lobby of “S” building (Student Services building)
Featuring: handmade jewelry, ceramics, printmaking, photography,drawings, painting
How shoppers can pay: cash or check.
Free admission and plenty of free parking.

Why You (and everybody else) Should Shop At Our Sale:
This isn’t the typical week-end craft sale/carnival being held by every church and elementary school this time of year-
“We ain’t stringin’ beads”- as one longtime metalsmith student told me. This is a sale of art and fine craft by budding artists passionate
about their work, developing their own voice, as well as experienced artists who have taken classes for years striving to refine their work.

This is an excellent opportunity for the public to buy exceptional and unusual handmade fine craft and art at very reasonable prices!
Who The Fundraiser Benefits:
Brookhaven’s Student Art Club- 20% of sales goes to scholarships, and to bring artists to campus for workshops/demos.
So Don’t Be Tardy For This Party!
The tables will be piled high with treasure. Have An Individualist to buy a gift for? Love to wear handmade jewelry or decorate your home with unique, beautiful or funky finds? Want to experience cutting-edge creativity?
I’ll be there with you, lining up, waiting for the doors to open!

Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Tx, 75244

Contact phone# to be published in newspaper-
Susan Mollet, Art Club Teacher Sponsor, 972-860-4138

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EASL: Give A Little….Help A Lot Today, November 29th, on GIVING TUESDAY!!!


North Texas artists need your support!  To show your support, we hope you will make a gift to the Emergency Artist’s Support League.  As you probably know, visual artists and visual arts professionals often live within narrow financial constraints, even in the best of times. A medical crisis, fire, or other emergency can result in catastrophe.

In response, artists and arts professionals joined together to found EASL (Emergency Artists Support League) in 1992. EASL is operated by a 100% volunteer Board of Directors, allowing for maximum funds to be distributed to artists in need. Since its conception, EASL has provided over $475,000 in grant assistance to North Texas area visual artists and visual art professionals.

We want you to know that we are currently busy at work on new EASL initiatives; including new PR materials, a new website at EASL.US, and the distribution of a bi-annual E-Newsletter. In addition, new programs at area galleries, universities, and museums are being considered and will be rolled out later this year. Of course, the ever-popular Art Heist Art Auction will again bring artists and art collectors together in April 2018 to support local artists in need. We have great plans for the coming years, and we look forward to your participation as an EASL ambassador in our community.

The success of any organization is due in greatest measure to the support that it receives from the community it serves.  That is why we hope that you will support EASL today with a 100% tax-deductible contribution.

Donating is easy through our website at  EASL.US

Contributions mean a great deal to EASL, but they are even more important to artists and families in need. Again, thank you for your generous support.


EASL Board of Directors

P.O. Box 7895
Dallas, TX 75209

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Opening 11/17 at CAC… PRACTICE: Ceramic& Jewelry Department Exhibition



THIS WEEK | At the Center + In the Community
PRACTICE: Ceramic & Jewelry Department Exhibition at CAC
Featuring the work of CAC teaching artists and students, PRACTICE will open with a potluck dinner on Thursday, November 17th from 6:30 to 8:30pm at CAC. The exhibition will be the final installment of the year in the ongoing Process to Product exhibition series and will be on view through January 20th. Many items will be for sale just in time for the holidays!
Artists include:
Anne Alford, Lynn Armstrong, Robert Baldwin, Bada Bell, Peyton Benasek, Angela Bonfante, John Fabrycki, Laura Fowler, Kristina Frey, Jimmy Galbraith, Susan Giller, Mary Helmick, Rick Hudgens, Corie Humble, Amy Justice, Susan Katrein, Becky Klaus, Jeff LaJune, Mary Middleton, Michelle Nevergold, Carolyn Oppenlander, Johnny Pompa, Nathan Portnoy, Jill Powdermaker, Brad Ford Smith, Joan Stein-Streilein, Deborah Stembridge, Dean Stith, Elaine Sunshine, Ryan Vaughan, Stacy Voortman, Lynn Wells, Anita Willis, Kathie Williams-Baity.

Register for Spring 2017 Classes NOW

Classes are currently available for online registration and our Spring 2017 brochure will be in your mailbox by the end of the week. Take a look at what we have in store for the new year.


Annual Creativity Raffle
Purchase your tickets for our annual Creativity Raffle until December 3rd. All entrants have the chance choose their possible prize including an art party, instant art collection or a custom pet portrait. We can’t wait to draw the winners!
Center Yourself
Est. 1966 Octavio Medellin


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Art Mart – Art Sale and Silent Auction NOV. 18 – 20 at the Bath House


Art Mart at the Bath House Cultural Center

Shop for the Holidays early and support local artists

November 18-20, 2016


521 E. Lawther Drive • Dallas, Texas 75218

Presented by the Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center.

FRIDAY, November 18 – Preview Reception / Sale begins (7-9 PM)

SATURDAY, November 19 – Sale and auction (12-6 PM)

SUNDAY, November 20 – Sale and auction (12-6 PM) – Auction closes at 5 PM


The 2016 Art Mart and Silent Auction is a great place to get an early start on your holidays shopping while supporting local artists and the programs at the Bath House Cultural Center. More than fifty local and regional visual artists fill up the galleries, lobby, theater, and the studios in the lake level with a wonderful variety of paintings, photographs, pottery, sculpture, fiber arts, ceramics, jewelry and other one-of-a-kind wares.

Proceeds of the Bath House Art Mart and silent auction benefit the participating artists and the Friends of the Bath House, which support year-round visual and performing arts programs at the center. Purchases benefit everyone: patrons will take home one-of-a-kind artwork, while local artists and art lovers will be able to continue enjoying the arts at the neighborhood cultural center on White Rock Lake.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Sally Ackerman, Edna Arratia, Cynthia Bagwell, Marthalee Boles, Kathryn Boulet, Jan Byron, Pamela Cleveland, Dan Dudley, Lori Dudley, Angelika Ejtel, Eliza Epstein, Barbara Erickson, Brad Foster, Fred Gardner, Jay Gardner , Ann Gaspari, Essie Graham, Rebecca Guy, Janice Hamilton, Karen Harris, Warren Paul Harris, Patti Haskins, Linda Hernandez, Tricia Hicks, Deana Hinchcliff, Shelli Hoggarth, Kenya Jones, Amy Justice, Cindy Kelley, Andrew Kochie, Leslie Kregel, Audrey Legatowicz, Lilli Lehtonen, Caleb Red Massey, Velkys Mayfield, Marcela Mihaloglou, Jo Moncrief, Nancy Munger, Teri Muse, Dagan Newland, Teresa Parsons, Lisa Payne, Eva Pena, Erin Reeves, Beth Ritter-Perry, Gail Roberts, Elisabeth Schalij, Hans J. Schnitzler, Heidi Seymour, Tom Seymour, Michael Smith, Cat Tatsch, Hector Teran, Terri Thoman, Marilee Vergati-Haynes, Tauma Wiggins, Heidi Williams, Debra Worrell Hernandez, and Carlos Zuniga.

Parking and admission to the Art Mart is free and open to the public.


Visit our website for more information




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

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


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

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Creative Arts Center of Dallas November News


Creative Arts Center of Dallas, 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228

NOVEMBER 2016 | At the Center + In the Community

cacspringbrochureCAC Spring 2017 Brochure
Many of you have been asking and we finally have a date… Our Spring 2017 Brochure will be in your mailbox by November 15th and classes will be available to register by the end of the month. In the meantime, why not sign for a workshop?


Art as a Second Language
Sunday, November 13th 2 to 4 pm will be our last interactive art event at Klyde Warren Park this year. The weather is forecasting to be great, so come enjoy this wonderful fall weather. Activities include: Ojo de Dios, Caricatures and Paper Lanterns.



annualcreativityraffleAnnual Creativity Raffle
Purchase your tickets for our annual Creativity Raffle until December 3rd. All entrants have the chance choose their possible prize including an art party, instant art collection or a custom pet portrait. We can’t wait to draw the winners!




CAC @ Etsy Dallas Jingle BASH

Stop by and see us at the 2016 Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash on November 19th. We’ll be set up from 10 am to 5 pm at the “make and take” table creating fun and festive Holiday Cards and Ornaments.


Unseenamerica, our free curriculum-based arts initiative committed to giving underserved youth and teens a voice within their community is back in full swing with photography instructor Jessie Pollak. The program will culminate next spring in an exhibit of these 10 talented students’ work that will open at the kid’s school, Bayles Elementary, and travel elsewhere in the community. Stay tuned!
On Creativity…

Once upon a time civics was taught in our schools in which students had the opportunity to develop into engaged citizens. Today only eight states require that civics be taught at all. I just returned from the National Guild for Community Arts Education in Chicago where I had the opportunity to participate in a pre-conference presented by Michael Rohd of the Center for Performance and Civic Practice on developing such a practice using the arts as the driver. I became to wonder what it would be like to imagine our work as exchange, not just presentation. I began to envision the possibilities of becoming a community resource not just a space for the dissemination of culture. Don’t get me wrong, I think the Creative Arts Center does an amazing job of building community through creating art through the use of a strong studio practice. And I think we are addressing key social issues for underserved, marginalized and at-risk communities through such programming as ArtAbility, Camp MetalHead and unseenamerica as well as exciting collaborations with The Bridge and Café Momentum But civic practice using teaching artists working with individuals and groups to build healthier and more equitable communities is formidable work that impacts advocacy, dialogue, story sharing and capacity building. Rather than simply transactional, it is purposeful, intentional and authentic. One example of that process is a collaboration with Art 180 and Legal Aid in Richmond, Virginia which addresses the issue of mass incarceration intervening in the school to prison pipeline and creating a dialogue between young people and law enforcement. Young Chicago Authors and Kuumba Lynx Performance Ensemble are two groups employing spoken word, hip hop and rap to meet kids where they live and breathe. All you need to do is pick up a newspaper to see what is relevant in the lives of young people in many Chicago neighborhoods like just being able to safely walk to and from school. I came back from an exciting week in arts education in Chicago made all the more wonderful by the Cubs World Series win to an election that has changed the world as we thought we knew it overnight. Now even more than ever we will need this kind of work in our communities that give youth the voice they deserve to become active and engaged future citizens.

Diana Pollak
Executive Director

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November at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center: Receptions Nov. 4, Shop Small Saturday & more


The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is proud to announce a Shop Small Saturday event. Small works by local artists will be for sale to the public for a special one day event on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, November 26 from 10AM to 4PM. Behind every small business there’s a story worth knowing. Small Business plays a big role in making our community great!

For more information, email events@fwcac.org. Or see the website fwcac.org


November Exhibits
Reception: Friday, November 4, 2016; 6 – 9pm
Free and open to the public
New Exhibitions:fwcacnovexhibits

November 4 – December 22, 2016
Focus Gallery One: Unseen Realities
Lael Burns explores her interest in the tensions between spiritual and material aspects of life. She uses hot rod car graphics and colors, and softer, delicate organic forms to make connections between the visceral and graphic.
Focus Gallery Two: Gravitational Continuity 
By relinquishing precise control of the shape glass takes, Morgan Chivers achieves a form reminiscent of large-scale cosmological simulations.


November 4 – 26, 2016
Texas Pottery & Sculpture Guild Sale and Exhibit

A sale and exhibit of functional and sculptural ceramics. Sale: 5 – 9pm Friday, 10 – 4pm Saturday.

Memories & Musings V
Judith Wolf and Doris Mobley are two friends who exhibit together.

An Eternal Present and State of Being 

Kelly Ingleright-Telgenhoff explores the duality that exists in life, pairing the beautiful with the grotesque, the real with the abstract, the minimal with detailed.

Roy Richardson strives to design color photographs that all can enjoy.
Along the Rio Grande’s Big Bend
An exhibit by Ken Spencer of black and white photographs along and near the Rio Grande river as it forms the border between Big Bend National Park and Mexico.
Postcards from the West
A solo show of landscapes, flora, and symbols of the west by nationally-recognized artist Louis Escobedo.


WOCA Project 4th Annual Juried Artists’ Book Exhibition

An exhibition exploring the diversity within the artist book medium.

Through December 28, 2016
TAC Featured Artist: Edgar Miller, In Between the Dark and the Light

Edgar Miller seeks to find interesting light on interesting subjects.

TAC Small Works Show
November 12 – January 2, 2016
Works under 15″, perfect for holiday gift-giving, all created by local artists.
ART7 Gallery 820 Currie Street NEW LOCATION


TPSG Pottery Christmas Sale
November 4; 5 – 9pm & November 5; 10 – 4pm
A sale of ceramic sculpture and pottery.
An Evening of Hope
November 5, 2016; 6:30pm
Hope International Development Agency presents An Evening of Hope Fundraising Event. Join us for a wonderful Ethiopian meal and special entertainment, the company of friends, a silent auction, great music, a short feature film, and an important opportunity to transform lives in Ethiopia through your giving.

Louis Escobedo Painting Workshop
November 7 – 9, 2016
This 3-day intensive workshop with artist Louis Escobedo will be held in the Back Gallery from 9:30 am – 4 pm. Call for more information. 817.298.3026.
Artist’s Talk by Morgan Chivers
November 11, 2016, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Morgan Chivers graduated from San Jose State University in 2011 after spending a full decade earning four simultaneously conferred degrees with five associated minors: BA in History, BA in Global Studies, BFA in Photography, and BFA in Spatial Arts, with minors in Anthropology, Music, Religious Studies, German, and Environmental Studies.  His approach to the world is inherently cross-disciplinary; the lusts for knowledge and context drive his life.
Juror’s Talk: The Thing Lyric: Collaboration, Encounter, and the New Poetics of Bookworks
November 12, 2016, time TBA
Drawing on recent critical theories that foreground the vibrancy of things, Dr. Anne Keefe will introduce a theory of “thing lyric” to investigate how the artist’s book itself becomes an agent in the collaborative process of reading.
Hawaiian Hula Dance Workshop
October 6-November 14, 2016

Experience the beautiful culture of Hawaii through dance, music, stories and language.  Each class will have segments of basic hula hand and feet movements, history, storytelling, music, learning about traditional hula instruments, and basic Hawaiian language as it relates to hula dance.  You will learn a beautiful hula about a well-known Hawaiian Goddess, and have the opportunity to perform your hula at the Workshop showcase on November 17.
Shop Small Saturday
November 26, 2016; 10 – 4pm
Small fine art and craft works by local artisans. Free and open to the public.
Come browse our small gift shop where you can purchase unique, artist-made pieces, as well as original jewelry, ceramics, glass, woodwork, metalwork, wearable art, handmade prints, photography and other fine art and craft works!
We are taking submissions for new works in the ARTshop!

Fort Worth Swing Dance Syndicate
Love to swing dance (or wanna learn how)? Fort Worth Swing Dance Syndicate hosts dances and classes every Thursday from 8:00-11:00 pm! Admission is $7.00 for non-members or $5.00 for members/students/affiliates (with valid ID).
Plan Your Event!
The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is the perfect place to have a wedding, conference, or any other special event. Whether it’s a private or corporate event – we can accommodate with beautiful spaces, catering, and stunning local art.  

Contact us today!

Artist Opportunities

Professional Practices: Portfolio/CV
November 7, 2016: 6pm
The Texas Artists Coalition presents this first in a Professional Practices series for artists, in collaboration with Art Tooth. Open to all. More details and sign-up HERE

9 x 12 Works on Paper Show Call for Artists
Postmark Deadline: November 15, 2016
Open to all artists! 
The Fort Worth Community Art Center announces an open call for entries: 2016 9 x 12 Works on PaperShow December 2-27, 2016.  Artworks on or of paper or paper products may be any size, but MUST fit in a 9 x 12 envelope; folded, 3D or multi-part OK.  Unmatted, unframed photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, cast or folded paper or digital prints OK (other materials attached-OK). Original artworks only; no reproductions.  Put artist’s name, address, title & date of work and medium on back. No entry form. Open to all artists – no age or geographical restrictions. All artwork is shown – no jury. Entry fee is $5 US/piece; 6 entries max.  Postmark deadline November 15, 2016.  All artwork for sale for $100 US; artist gets 75%.  Unsold works with SASE will be mailed by Jan 31. Send entries, entry fee by check or M.O. or PayPal to 9 x 12, FWCAC, 1300 Gendy,
Fort Worth, TX 76107.
Life Drawing with Carol Ivey at the Arts Center
Saturday mornings, October 15 – November 19, 2016
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

6 sessions
$225 model fee included
This class is aimed at the beginning and intermediate level. Emphasis will be on developing and engaging visual perception to see the human form in terms of unique configuration. Participants learn and practice exercises in gesture, contour, shape, proportion, value, and expression. Some structure and anatomy
will be presented. Poses vary in length from the quick study to the more finished drawing. All work is done from the live unclothed model. To register contact: Carol Ivey 817-774-6048

Painting Classes with Carol Ivey at ART7
Friday mornings
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
An on-going Friday morning painting class, open to all levels and all approaches with students receiving individualized instruction.

Tuition: $140, or $120 for TAC members. ART7 Gallery, 820 Currie St.
To register contact: Carol Ivey 817-774-6048
The Texas Artists Coalition is a membership program designed to offer benefits for artists in the North Texas community. The mission of the TAC is to support the career development of artists, whether they are emerging or established, amateur or professional. Programs of the TAC are supported by the Arts Council of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Visit the WEBSITE

 to get the latest news or to join TAC today.

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VAGF Fall Show: Crème de la Crème & fundraiser


Fall show titled Crème de la Crème will be held from October 2, 2016, through October 30, 2016.

Visit https://vagf.org/events/ for  details.

Timeline for the show
Submission: Sunday, September 25, 2016  DEADLINE
Acceptance: Friday, September 30, 2016
Take-in : Sunday, October 2, 2016, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Artists Reception : Sunday, October 16,2016, 6:30-8:30PM
Take-down : Sunday, October 30, 2016, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Join the VAGF now https://vagf.org/membership/



John Egeland

Medium: Acrylic on canvas                                Size: 16″ x 20″

Price: $2,000

The Guild is proud to assist John Egeland, one of its members, in a project we all feel is very worthy. John is a strong advocate of the homeless population in the Dallas area and donates much of his time to the cause. In addition, as part of our fall show Creme de la Creme, John is donating all profits from the sale of his beautiful painting, “Forsaken”, to the Dallas Life Foundation.

The story of Dallas LIFE starts with a man named Reverend Robert J. Key, one of the founders of the Union Gospel Mission in 1949. With Dallas’ homeless population growing in the post war years, Reverend Key left UGM to begin establishing the Dallas Rescue Mission. It was this endeavor that would become Dallas LIFE, now the largest homeless shelter in North Texas.
Dallas Rescue Mission opened its doors in 1954 in a small storefront location on Commerce Street. There, Rev. Key would minister to the men who came to him nightly for shelter and a hot meal. Rev. Key and his volunteers kept the shelter open every night for the next 25 years.

Please keep in mind that 3.5 million people in the US will be homeless this year. One third of those will suffer from chronic mental illness and 1.4 million will be children. These are staggering numbers that we should all want to see decrease rapidly. They need our help and we should all do our part to end the struggle for at least some of these.

Will you please help John, and more importantly the homeless community, by purchasing this beautiful work of art.

You can go visit our Creme de la Creme show and see this wonderful piece of art at the Frisco Discovery Center during normal business hours.

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Art39 Mesquite ISD Art Educator Exhibit/Sale in November


Mesquite ISD is having it’s 2nd annual Art39 Art Educator exhibit/sale. Proceeds provide Mesquite ISD Art students with scholarships. Here is a link to the event: 


The reception is Thursday, November 10 5:30 –7 at The Gathering at Corner Theatre 214 W. Davis, Mesquite, TX 75149. The event is FREE.

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Register for Session 6 at CAC (plus Creativity Raffle)

Classes begin the week of October 24th.

Click here to get your spot today…

If you can’t sign up for a full class, why not take a workshop?
Workshops include:

Stained Glass

 – Sunday, October 23rd

Romantic Wraps

 – Sunday, October 30th

Holiday Glass Ornaments

 – Monday, November 7th

iPhone Photography

 – Sunday, November 13th

Chickens & Roosters (mosaic)

 – FridaySunday November 18th-20th and many many more

Creativity Raffle – – Purchase your tickets!

Click here

to purchase your tickets!

Creative Arts Center 50 
Center Yourself
Est. 1966 Octavio Medellin
Creative Arts Center of Dallas, 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228

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Geometric Gala at The Geometric MADI Museum Oct. 21


The Eighth Annual Geometric Gala will be held on Friday, October 21st. Catering will be provided by Ellen’s Southern Kitchen. Entertainment for the evening is The Texas Gypsies. Purchase tickets today to hold your place.

Tickets for a drawing of Ricardo Paniagua’s artwork will be available at the event. A silent auction will be held to benefit the museum.

October 21
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


The Space
171 Oaklawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75207 United States


The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art
(214) 855-7802

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Art of the Guitar Auction Oct. 22 at Kettle Art


Kettle Art Gallery and Foundation 45 join forces to present “Art of the Guitar”on October 22, 2016 at 7:00pm at Kettle Art (2650-B Main Street).

This one night only event featuers a live auction of donated guitars transformed into works of art by forty-five North Texas artists. Some instruments will remain intact and playable, while others will not. The final artworks reflect the characteristic style of each of the artists. All proceeds will fund mental health and addiction services provided in Deep Ellum by Foundation 45. This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Examples from ‘the Art of the Guitar 2011’ pieces by Barry Kooda (skull) and by Corey Godfrey (yarn). For more information, please visit:www.Foundation45.org

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2016 Art Mart at the Bath House Application Deadline Oct. 17


Art Mart – 2016 Call for Applications

The Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center are seeking applications for the 2016 Art Mart, which will take place on the weekend of November 18-20, 2016. Artists who would like to be considered for the Art Mart are invited to fill out an application online at https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3725

 by the submission deadline. FREE to apply. VIEW MORE INFO


The complete Art Mart Rules and Guidelines can be found at www.bathhousemedia.com/artmart.htm

APPLICATION DEADLINE Monday, October 17, 2016

Please contact the Bath House Cultural Center at (214) 670-8723 if you have questions.


Since 2003, the Art Mart has showcased the art of local and regional artists working in a variety of styles, including painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, pottery, mixed media art, jewelry, mosaics, glass, and other media.

Proceeds of the Art Mart benefit the participating artists and the Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center, a non-profit organization that supports year-round visual and performing arts programs at the center.

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 multi-cultural arts. The center emphasizes innovative visual and performing arts as well as other multi-disciplinary events throughout the year.

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Help a North Texas Artist today!!!


North Texas artists need your support!  To show your support, we hope you will make a gift to the Emergency Artist’s Support League.  As you probably know, visual artists and visual arts professionals often live within narrow financial constraints, even in the best of times. A medical crisis, fire, or other emergency can result in catastrophe.

In response, artists and arts professionals joined together to found EASL (Emergency Artists Support League) in 1992. EASL is operated by a 100% volunteer Board of Directors, allowing for maximum funds to be distributed to artists in need. Since its conception, EASL has provided over $475,000 in grant assistance to North Texas area visual artists and visual art professionals.

We want you to know that we are currently busy at work on new EASL initiatives; including new PR materials, a new website at EASL.US, and the distribution of a bi-annual E-Newsletter. In addition, new programs at area galleries, universities, and museums are being considered and will be rolled out later this year. Of course, the ever-popular Art Heist Art Auction will again bring artists and art collectors together in April 2018 to support local artists in need. We have great plans for the coming years, and we look forward to your participation as an EASL ambassador in our community.

The success of any organization is due in greatest measure to the support that it receives from the community it serves.  That is why we hope that you will support EASL today with a 100% tax-deductible contribution.  Donating is easy through our website at  EASL.US


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Dinner in White fundraiser for Granbury Arts Alliance Sept. 24


Granbury Arts Alliance Presents its First Annual Dinner in White

September 24 7-9pm

What happens when a pop-up dinner and flash mob converge at a beautiful outdoor location amidst public art near the Historic Granbury Square? Join the Granbury Arts Alliance (GAA) for their Annual Membership Drive and first annual “Dinner in White” picnic to find out!

On September 24th, at the Langdon Center lawn (one block east of the Square), you are invited to join the GAA and about a 100 of your closest friends from 7-9pm (set-up may begin as early as 6:30pm) for dinner and dancing amid art and the stars. There’s a caveat though…

This fabulous evening will be modeled after an event that started in Paris in 1988 and has since become an international sensation – a dinner attended in elegant, all white attire, with all white table settings. Each participant brings their own setup (tables 28”-32” square, chairs, or a picnic blanket), and food and beverages (wine and beer are fine). If you want to attend but don’t feel inclined to cook, order your food to go in advance from one of the partnering local restaurants on the Square (see list of participating establishments).

That same evening, the Galleries of Granbury will be having their Last Saturday Gallery Night beginning at 5pm… Check out the art first, pick up your dinner-to-go, ride the free tram over to the Langdon Center and prepare to eat, drink, and dance the night away to live music on the gorgeous stone patio under the amazing oaks.

When the event is done, everything packed in is packed back out, and the property is left as pristine as before…Now go find those white pants and loafers you’ve been hanging onto since 1978 – you just knew you’d eventually need them again!

There is a preregistration required of $10/person – which may be applied in full towards a GAA membership should you choose to be a part of GAA’s year round activities.

For Registration:  www.granburyartsalliance.org

These wonderful eateries on the Square have partnered with us and will give Dinner in White participants the opportunity to order and buy their meals in advance. The restaurants will individually let folks know if they have special choices designed for the event or if the whole menu is available. So please, give them a call, and pick up your order on the way to a wonderful evening.1890 Grille–Christina’s–Ketzler’s–Pearl Street Station–Paradise Bistro–The Filling Station–Farina’s

Your Private Collection Art Gallery

106 N. Houston

Granbury, TX 76048

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Join us for CADD’s Annual Mystery Dinner: Sat., Sept. 24


Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas
Mystery Dinner & Scholarship Fundraiser
Saturday, September 24    7:00-10:00 pm
Back by Popular Demand! Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas invites you to its highly successful fundraiser, EAT YOUR ART OUT, on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Add a little mystery to your weekend with CADD’s fifth annual mystery dinner! The evening promises to be a unique, fun and adventurous experience. Proceeds from this event fund the CADD Scholarship to a graduating senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and other CADD Educational Programs. This is innovative fundraising at a great price!
EAT YOUR ART OUT includes cocktails and dinner at a mystery destination from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Dinner destinations differ but may include a collector’s home, an artist’s studio, a CADD member gallery, or another artistic, yet unknown location in Dallas.
TICKETS are $100 per person and will be on sale through midnight Thursday, September 22. To prevent dinner partners from being assigned a different venue, buyers MUST PURCHASE A PAIR OF TICKETS rather than 2 individual tickets. Participants must provide their contact information (this is mandatory) upon registration so that we can notify guests regarding their mystery destination.  Seating is limited and varies at each location.

HOW IT WORKS On Friday afternoon, September 23rd, all ticket holders will be contacted with their Mystery Dinner location. Cocktails will begin PROMPTLY at 7:00 p.m. at your location followed by dinner.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW through midnight Thurs, Sept 22

 Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas

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Support the Arts on North Texas Giving Day Sept. 22nd



North Texas Giving Day is an online giving event for people across the nation (and the world!) to come together to raise as much money as possible for North Texas nonprofits on one day: September 22, 2016. In seven years, North Texas Giving Day has pumped $119 million into the North Texas community. In 2015, $33 million was raised through more than 118,000 gifts benefiting 2,020 nonprofits. (from the website)

To find the arts organizations you wish to support, go to https://northtexasgivingday.org/categories/arts-culture-humanities.



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Preservation is the ART of the City


Preservation is the ART of the City

Presented by Historic Fort Worth, Inc

September 8 – 24, 2016

Fort Worth Community Arts Center


Each September Historic Fort Worth, Inc. produces a month-long, multi-pronged event called Preservation is the Art of the City™ at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street. In its 14th year, the primary component is an art show and sale that runs the entire month. Recognizing that great cities need studio artists who can earn a living, the artists in this show set and receive the fair market value for each of their artworks, which represents 65% of the total sales price, with the remaining 35% going to HFW as a charitable gift from the patron. Artists have the option of entering works into a special section called Stories of the City. During the month thousands of people visit the show. The following list of HFW events and programs occur within the gallery space. Each exposes new audiences to works by talented regional artists. Featured Artist: John Hartley.

Events at Preservation is the Art of the City™ September 9-24 FWCAC Hours

  • Party with the Artists September 8 6:30 to 9:00
  • Art Show & Sale Through Sept. 24 FWCAC Hours**
  • Gallery Night September 10 5:00 to 10:00
  • Cantey Lecture & Preservation Awards September 22 6:30 to 8:00
  • City Build: A Family Event September 24 11:00 to 3:00

Special events during the month include the Party with the Artists, Gallery Night, the Cantey Lecture & Preservation Awards, and City Build- a family event.

Purchase tickets today!

New this year: Art Raffle! Remember last year when you were having so much fun that your favorite piece of art sold before you got around to making your purchases? This year, you could win the opportunity to purchase one piece of art before everyone else does!

Get your raffle tickets here!

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Rising Star Exhibition & Fundraiser at Turner House Sept. 17 & 18



Event Will Showcase 11 Emerging Artists Nominated by Top Dallas Galleries

DALLAS – August 25, 2016

Turner House, (the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts) will present its fourth “Rising Star” exhibition and fundraiser September 17 and 18 at the historic Oak Cliff home.

Eleven prestigious Dallas galleries have each nominated one emerging Texas artist who is not yet represented by a gallery to be in the group show. Participating galleries and nominated artists are:  Barry Whistler Gallery (Cassandra Black); Conduit Gallery (Lindsey Brown); Craighead Green Gallery (Angelika Ejtel); Galleri Urbane (Lynné Bowman Cravens);  Holly Johnson Gallery (Megan DeSoto);  JM Gallery (Jenna Fredde); Kirk Hopper Fine Art (Analise Minjarez); Liliana Bloch Gallery (Christina Kellum); Mary Tomás Gallery (Nik Hermanovoski); Russell Tether Gallery (Jody Martin); and Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden (Melissa Mohammadi).

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This year’s theme for Rising Star is Then and Now as the organization is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts. A fundraiser reception will be held Saturday, September 17 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and will include speakers David Dike and Ted Kincaid. Ticket prices are $85 per person ($50 for Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts members.) Sponsorships are available and tickets may be purchased at the door. A public reception will be Sunday, September 18 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont, Dallas, 75208.

According to artist Kenda North, co-chair of the event, the 100-year-old Turner House has a long history of showcasing Texas artists.  “Rising Star is an effort to continue that tradition and draw attention to some exciting new artists who are just beginning to gain attention in the art community, including such past Rising Stars as Diana Antohe, Spencer Evans, and Shawn Samuell,” she said. “This year is especially exciting with David Dike Fine Art exhibiting “Rising Stars” from the 1920s.”

Turner House has been hosting art exhibits for more than 80 years, including recent exhibits highlighting works of The Dallas Nine, Women Artists of the Texas Centennial, and works by contemporary Oak Cliff artists. Located in the Winnetka Heights section of Oak Cliff, Turner House promotes the arts, celebrates life events, fosters community connections, and preserves history. It is known for its annual Salon Series, celebrating music, art, and architecture, as well as free community-focused events such as Movies on the Lawn. The organization received the 2013 Stewardship Award from Preservation Dallas for its decades-long commitment to historic preservation.

For sponsorships and tickets to the “Rising Star” fundraiser, visit www.turnerhouse.org.

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Join PPHM for Heart of Texas Art Weekend Aug 26-28, 2016


Our friends at the PPHM have put together a great and unusual event for Texas Art lovers.  Grab the opportunity to join Tricia and me for a Summer weekend in the Panhandle. Don’t forget, you’ll enjoy Texas coolest nights as well!  — Jeff Sone, PPHM Board Member
Friday, August 26th, Donor reception, 5:30pm
Saturday, August 27th, Public Brunch, 10 am – noon
Sunday, August 28th, Walking Tours, 10am

Reservation deadline is August 19
FMI on the Aug 26-28 weekend
call 806.651.2242 or click here

FMI about CASETA visit our website www.caseta.org

CASETA, PO Box 3792, San Angelo, TX 76902

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Arlington Museum of Art: Saturday July 23 Events

Upcoming Events @ The AMA:
Arlington Museum of Art is hosting a free open door, open mic at our F-Stop Cafe this Saturday from 10:30 to 4:00. The cafe event highlights our current exhibit, Vivian Maier: Lost and Found. No need to RSVP, just come over and we will get you set up. We look forward to hosting you!
Chipotle Fundraiser – Saturday, July 23rd
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Arlington Museum of Art. Come in to the Chipotle at 1390 S. Cooper St. Suite 100 in Arlington on Saturday, July 23rd between 11:00am and 10:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Arlington Museum of Art.

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Infinite Kamme Art Scholarship Art Show and Gabby Devore Benefit call for artists

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We are still accepting submissions for artists to be a part of the juried exhibition in the gallery and/or have a booth in the Art Fair in the Square to benefit both the endowment of the Kamme Art Scholarship administered by the Sanger Education Foundation and Gabby Devore, the first recipient of the scholarship this year who was in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury.


Located at 304 Bolivar, Sanger, Texas (940) 300-6551


For artist submissions contact Ginger Cochran


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ArtLoveHeal’s art auction to support Global Health Arts Night June 24


You may not think of your local family doctor as an “international person of mystery,” but in fact, physicians across D/FW travel to extremely remote corners of the world to treat those in need. artloveheal: 
The Global Health Arts Night (www.artloveheal.orgis a unique art auction and exhibit that features works and photographs collected from the most remote corners of the world where local D/FW physicians serve and learn.  Further, through story, dance, and music we intend to transport you to remote regions of Uganda, Ghana, Zambia, India, Thailand, and Honduras where we work.  All of the funds raised at the event will go towards medical supplies and service-learning scholarships.
ArtLoveHeal: The Global Health Arts Night
June 24 at 7PM
Kent & Co – The Space: 1309 S Adams St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Visit www.artloveheal.org for tickets

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Art Ball 2016 raises $1.3 Million for the DMA



DALLAS – May 2, 2016 – The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) hosted Art Ball 2016: Art + Architecture with more than 400 guests on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the Dallas Museum of Art. Ann and David Sutherland served as this year’s Art Ball Co-chairs.

Guests arrived to a red architectural display of the Dallas skyline and an oversized blueprint of the DMA that served as a step and repeat, which touted Entertainment Sponsors Nancy and Richard Rogers; Silent Auction Sponsors Jennifer and John Eagle;

Red Carpet Sponsor Neiman Marcus; Patron Party Sponsors Forty Five Ten and The Joule Hotel; After Party Sponsor Stanley Korshak; Security Sponsor Sidley Austin LLP; Auction Sponsor Christie’s; Dinner Sponsors Peggy and Carl Sewell; Invitation Sponsor Dallas Art Fair; Travel Sponsor Durham Family Foundation; Financial Services Sponsor J.P. Morgan; and Goldman, Sachs & Co. as the Catalogue and Program Sponsor. 

During the cocktail hour, guests sipped on mixology cocktails from Luxury Cocktail Sponsor Belvedere Vodka and Hennessy Cognac while they bid on an eclectic mix of experiences, art and gorgeous decorative items curated by Silent Auction Chair, Gonzalo Bueno. Top bidding was on Nicolas Alquin’s Diapason sculpture, featuring old oak with burned patina and lime, and a Presidential Live Oak, grown at the prestigious ranch of President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush in Crawford, Texas.

At 7:45 p.m., a 30-foot tall curtain dramatically opened revealing another Todd Events masterpiece of contemporary reds, greens, and yellows.  Sprays of yellow florals, moss drenched chandeliers, and oversized head tables in the shape of a plus sign tied the room into a sensory wonderland. 

The Dallas String Quartet provided lively and electric dinner entertainment while patrons feasted on a multi-course dinner catered by Cassandra Fine Catering, which included lobster, duck and fish courses.  The live auction, assembled by interior architectural designer Trisha Wilson and sponsored by Christie’s, proved spectacular with items including a Dallas sports package, Napa Valley Wine country getaway and an African Safari at the Izingwe Lodge, a private South African lodge home on the 82,000-acre Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, located in the Waterburg mountain region.

Following dinner, After Party Co-chairs Rachel and Michael Osburn welcomed guests to the Hamon Atrium and Eagle Family Plaza for Folly at the Art Ball, sponsored by Stanley Korshak and presented by the DMA Junior Associates. DJ Lucy Wrubel and Georgia Bridgwater Orchestra provided music while guests danced and mingled, and tickets were available for entrance into a raffle for the not-yet-released in the United States, Jaguar F-Pace Prestige SUV, courtesy of Automotive Raffle Sponsor Park Place Jaguar



Guests included: Co-chairs Ann and David Sutherland, Dallas Museum of Art Interim Director Walter Elcock, Micki and Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas Museum of Art President Catherine Rose, Will Rose, Brian Bolke, Nancy Rogers, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Elaine and Neils Agather, Andy Beal, Olya Sinitsyna, Deedie Rose, Peggy and Carl Sewell, Margaret McDermott, Jennifer and John Eagle, Kelli and Allen Questrom, Lance Bass, Candice and Tony Romo, and After Party Co-chairs Rachel and Michael Osburn.

Proceeds from Art Ball directly affect the DMA’s commitment to providing free access to its collection and to a wide range of exhibitions and educational and public programs.   


Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 23,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more than two million visitors, and enrolled more than 100,000 people in DMA Friends, a free program available to

anyone who wishes to join focused on active engagement with the Museum. For more information, visit DMA.org.

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of Museum Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.




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BLIND art show benefit May 14 in Bedford


Artsfront, 2816 Central Suite 140 Bedford Texas, Bedford, Texas 76021

The kickoff event for the new Bedford Artsfront project.

Presented by Central Arts of Bedford, we bring you BLIND. A Group art show featuring multiple established local artists from all over the metroplex. Our location in Bedford is right in the middle of Dallas and Ft. Worth offering hassle free parking and an amazing assortment of local eateries.

Come join us for some live music, complementary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Over 20 artists will be announced on the page as well as our music selection. Stay tuned for more details.

All sales will go to help local artist and Huntington Prize nominee Paul Tassone and his family with increasing medical bills. At Central Arts we believe in giving back to our fellow artists as well as our community.
Help us celebrate the opening of our new gallery located at 2816 Central Dr. in Bedford. Show starts at 7:30pm and goes until stops. Any questions or artists looking to participate can contact Joshua Santillan or JC Phrey.

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SWS Annual Fundraiser May 10



Southwestern Watercolor Society May Annual Fund Raiser

Doors open 6:30pm, May 10, 2016

Location: Lovers Lane Methodist Church, Ashbury Hall, 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas
(northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Inwood Road.)

May is our big annual fund raiser where funds are raised to help support the Annual SWS Membership Show and other SWS activities.
The Live Auction will be headed up by auctioneer Jonesy McConnell and he will auction original paintings by the following artist:
Ron Stephens                 Jo Williams
Michael Holter               Nel Byrd
Priscilla Krejci               Jeff Jenson
Ron Bigony                    Bev Boren
Walt Davis                     Jimmy Magouirk
Gaylord O’Con               Gail Delger
Pat Kochan                    Bob Voges
Naomi Brotherton          Cecy Turner

One Demo Painting by Alvaro Castagnet and Andy Evansen will also be auctioned in the Live Auction.

*This is a great opportunity to get original art work from noted artist for a good price. Bring your credit card or cash.

The Ticket Raffle will include will include original paintings by:

Jeff Good
Jane Jones
Mickey Archer
Michael Borne

Maureen Brouillette

*Raffle Tickets will be available for purchase at the April and May meetings. Raffle Tickets are $5 each and you can purchase as many tickets as you want, only one painting awarded per person.

The Silent Auction will include the personal art book libraries of Jane Jones and Jo Taylor, which includes over 350 art books. Also, Please donate your art supplies, art gear, art CD’s, and other art related art items to the silent auction. Please bring items to the May SWS meeting. Doors open at 6:30pm. Get there early.



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MTV RE:DEFINE 2016 April 8


MTV RE:DEFINE April 8, 2016



Dallas Contemporary
161 Glass St. Dallas TX 75207

Cocktail reception from 7pm | Seated dinner at 8.30pm | Auction at 9pm



1405 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Dallas Texas 75207 USA
+1 214 696 0555


April 8, 2016


Opening Reception: April 7, 5-7PM


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Bedford ArtsFest April 2 (including Trinity Arts Guild artists)


In collaboration with the Bedford Cultural Commission, the City of Bedford presents ArtsFest, an event to promote and celebrate the arts in Bedford. This family friendly festival will feature artists, musicians and performers who contribute to the vibrant heritage of the North Texas region. Enjoy an assortment of food vendors, musical entertainers and art of all shapes and sizes at the historic Boys Ranch Park. In years past, the city has seen a tremendous outpouring of residents and guests supporting this endeavor and we hope to continue with the tradition. In the heart of the city’s cultural district, the fourth annual Bedford ArtsFest will take place April 2, 2016 at the Bedford Boys Ranch Park. The Bedford ArtsFest is a single-day event that adds vibrancy to mid-cities by creating opportunities for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to celebrate the arts of North Texas. http://www.bedfordtx.gov/artsfest/

Admission: Free to Attend
Dates: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Times: 10:00a.m. – 8:00p.m.
Where: Boys Ranch Park, 2801 Forest Ridge Drive Bedford, TX 76021
What: The 4th Annual Bedford ArtsFest, featuring Juried Art Selections, Local and Regional Craft Vendors, an Emerging Arts Display, Family Arts Activities, Live Music & Entertainment and Craft Beer & Wine sales.



Trinity Arts Guild will have a booth inside the festival hosted by TAG artists. Art for sale! You may also purchase Raffle tickets there for the Raffle paintings – this is a fundraiser for TAG.

Demonstrations by artists will be given at the TAG Gallery (ArtsNet building). In addition, TAG artists are participating in teaching arts and crafts at the Kids’ Creativity Room. Plus many TAG artists have their own booths at the ArtsFest.

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Come to the Sunset Soiree at the Bath House on April 16


The Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center is delighted to announce “Sunset “Soirée, An Evening at the Bath House Cultural Center” benefiting the historic landmark building.

Much more than a Dallas icon, the Bath House is the preeminent harbor for the arts, providing musicians, artists, and theatric groups a singular venue to share their creativity with the public.

The evening’s entertainment is head-lined by the Broadway, film and television star, native Texan, Julie Johnson. She will be preforming in the transformed “Splash Club”. Musicians and entertainers will be engaging guests throughout the evening in the various galleries.

Beyond song and music, a Fine Art Silent Auction is planned, featuring selections from talented local artists. Food will be catered by Café Momentum. Many more surprises await guests at this magical and mystical evening.

Event is 7:00 PM to 10 PM.

Admission $100 per person

See http://www.friendsofthebathhouse.org/buy-tickets for purchasing online.

Enjoy the sunset sipping champagne on the Veranda and take part in Dallas’ elegant Art Deco history.

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DMA’s FOLLY AT THE ART BALL April 26, 2016




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Park  Place  Dealerships  to  Feature  2017  Jaguar  F-­‐Pace  For  Raffle  During  the  Event  

DALLAS  –  March  7,  2016  —  Folly  at  the  Art  Ball,  presented  by  the  Dallas  Museum  of  Art  (DMA) Junior  Associates,  is  the  inaugural  fundraiser  for  the  DMA  Junior  Associates  and  represents  an   exciting  new  chapter  in  Art  Ball  history.  The  Junior  Associates  have  transitioned  from  hosting  An   Affair  of  the  Art  to  participating  in  the  DMA’s  iconic  Art  Ball  celebration.  By  moving  their  annual   fundraiser,  the  Junior  Associates  will  bring  new  energy  and  excitement  to  the  DMA’s  signature   event,  which  will  be  held  Saturday,  April  23,  2016.  The  DMA  Junior  Associates  Folly,  chaired  by   Rachel  and  Michael  Osburn,  will  celebrate  the  unveiling  of  the  Dallas  Museum  of  Art’s  new   north  entrance  and  Eagle  Family  Plaza.  Folly  will  take  place  partially  inside  the  DMA’s  Hamon   Atrium  and  outside  on  the  new  pavilion.  The  event  will  begin  at  8:30  p.m.,  and  the  attire  is   black  tie  optional.

Designed  by  Todd  Fiscus,  Folly’s  color  palette  will  include  a  clean  and  contemporary  array  of   white,  green,  teak  and  silver.  DJ  Lucy  Wrubel  and  the  Georgia  Bridgewater  Orchestra  will   provide entertainment.

During  the  event,  the  Folly  chairs,  Junior  Associates  Rachel  and  Michael  Osburn,  will  raffle  off  a   2017  Jaguar  F-­‐Pace  Prestige  provided  by  Park  Place  Dealerships  to  benefit  the  DMA.  The  2017   Jaguar  F-­‐Pace  is  a  luxurious  performance  SUV  that  delivers  the  latest  in  technology  and   connectivity  for  the  driver  with  an  active  lifestyle.  The  white  all-­‐wheel  drive  with  a  V6  engine   has  the  lines,  curves  and  proportions  of  Jaguar’s  rich  design  history  and  the  DNA  of  a  sports  car.   This  gorgeous  SUV  comes  with  Jaguar’s  Elitecare  that  includes  complimentary  scheduled   maintenance,  24-­‐hour  roadside  assistance,  and  a  new  vehicle  warranty.  Tickets  for  the  Jaguar   SUV  may  be  purchased  online  at  $100  a  ticket,  and  a  maximum  of  1,000  tickets  will  be  sold.  To   purchase,  please  visit  http://dma.ticketleap.com/folly.

Tickets  for  Folly  at  the  Art  Ball  are  $200  per  person;  VIP  Suite  seating  for  10  is  $3,500  and   Lounge  seating  for  eight  is  $2,000.  To  purchase  tickets,  please  visit   http://dma.ticketleap.com/folly  or contact  the  Art  Ball  Office  at  artball@DMA.org  or   214.922.1353.


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Over  the  past  seventeen  years,  Art  Ball  has  raised  more  than  $24  million  to  support  the  Dallas   Museum  of  Art’s  mission  of  engaging  and  educating  the  community.    2015  alone  raised  more   than $2.4  million  in  gross  revenue  for  the  DMA.  Art  Ball  offers  companies  unique  and   customized  brand exposure  to  an  elite  audience  through  various  sponsorship  opportunities  and   a  luxury  live  auction. The  fundraiser  also  aligns  companies  with  the  DMA’s  mission  and  supports   a  larger  effort  to  provide  special  art  and  educational  programming  for  the  community  of  North   Texas.

Established  in  1903,  the  Dallas  Museum  of  Art  (DMA)  is  among  the  10  largest  art  museums  in   the  country  and  is  distinguished  by  its  commitment  to  research,  innovation,  and  public   engagement.  At  the  heart  of  the  Museum  and  its  programs  is  its  global  collection,  which   encompasses  more  than  23,000  works  and  spans  5,000  years  of  history,  representing  a  full   range  of  world  cultures.  Located  in  the  nation’s  largest  arts  district,  the  Museum  welcomes   over  650,000  visitors  annually  and  acts  as  a  catalyst  for  community  creativity,  engaging  people   of  all  ages  and  backgrounds  with  a  diverse  spectrum  of  programming,  from  exhibitions  and   lectures  to  concerts,  literary  events,  and  dramatic  and  dance  presentations.  In  January  2013,   the  DMA  returned  to  a  free  general  admission  policy  and  launched  DMA  Friends,  a  free   program  available  to  anyone  who  wishes  to  join,  focused  on  active  engagement  with  the   Museum.  For  more  information,  visit  DMA.org.     The  Dallas  Museum  of  Art  is  supported,  in  part,  by  the  generosity  of  DMA  Members  and   donors,  the  citizens  of  Dallas  through  the  City  of  Dallas  Office  of  Cultural  Affairs,  and  the  Texas   Commission  on  the  Arts.

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LORI PUTNAM – ECAA Guest Artist for Mini-Workshop/Demo on April 10

Lori Putnam


April demonstration is moved to Sunday afternoon, April 10, 1:00 pm – to 4:00 pm. This special mini-workshop/demo is a ticketed fundraiser event at $50 in advance. Seating is limited to 75. REGISTER ONLINE HERE.

This Tennessee artist is well known from coast to coast and her workshops and demos sell out quickly….so don’t delay – register as soon as possible.

Recognized for her expressive brushwork, intelligent composition, and superb use of color, Nashville Tennessee native, Lori Putnam paints small to medium-sized works en plein air and creates large paintings in her studio. She travels extensively to paint, teach, and share her work around the world.

Visit Lori’s website to learn more about this gifted artist and view her current portfolio.

Presented by the Ellis County Art Association in Waxahachie.

972-937-3414 ecaa@elliscountyart.net www.elliscountyart.net


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WILD WOMEN FOR THE ARTS: Fundraiser & Happy Hour Celebration at Dan’s Silverleaf


WILD WOMEN FOR THE ARTS: Happy Hour Celebration at Dan’s Silverleaf
Tuesday, April 12, 5-7 PM, Free for WILD WOMEN OF THE ART, Dan’s Silverleaf

The Arts Guild and Greater Denton Arts Council’s newest fundraiser WILD WOMEN FOR THE ARTS is a fun and easy way to make an important contribution to the arts of our community. Since 1980, the Arts Guild and the Greater Denton Arts Council have given over $1.5 million dollars in support to local artists.
This spring, The Greater Denton Arts Council is seeking 100 WILD WOMEN to support the arts. Mix and mingle with 100 of Denton’s wildest arts lovers and enjoy music, drinks, and more! Since 1980, the Arts Council and the Arts Guild have given over $1.5 million to the arts of Denton. By becoming a WILD WOMAN FOR THE ARTS, 100% of your $100 donation funds grants to support the artists and arts organizations of Denton.

Learn more at dentonarts.com/wild_women_for_the_arts

If you are ready to become A WILD WOMAN please download our online registration form and send to admin@dentonarts.com or mail to

Greater Denton Arts Council
400 East Hickory
Denton, TX 76201

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Yavneh Art Benefit & Auction April 10


An Art Event and Silent Auction benefiting The GAP Year Scholarship Fund This original and worthwhile fund benefits one graduating Yavneh student’s year study in Israel. 100% of tonight’s proceeds will support this fund. Sunday, April 10 2-4PM Schultz Rosenberg Campus 12324 Merit Drive Dallas, TX 75251 RSVP and Inquiries 214.295.3500 or info@YavnehDallas.org

Artists: Carole Wolanow, Joram Wolanow and Helen Fogel These local and exceptional artists are adept in a variety of mediums. Over 70 pieces of their unique and modern artwork will be included in this evening’s silent auction. flyer: High T Invitation


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Call for Artists for Sunset Soiree Silent Auction – deadline March 10


The Friends of the Bath House are pleased to announce an open call for submissions to our 2nd Annual Silent Auction. This auction is an essential element of the festivities planned for the April 16, 2016,  Sunset Soirée, and Evening at the Bath House fundraiser, benefiting the Bath House Cultural Center.  

We are very honored that this year’s competition will be juried by outstanding professionals from the DFW art and art business community, Michael Heinlen of JM Gallery and Elaine Taylor of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

For details on submitting your entries here. FREE ENTRY! Entry Deadline: 3/10/16, Proceeds from this year’s auction will be shared 50/50 with the artists. 

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Funky Finds Spring Fling March 12 – 13


Shop Local • Shop Handmade • Shop Funky Finds

The 8th Annual Funky Finds Spring Flingwill be held March 12th & March 13th, 2016.

Preview the participating vendors on the event website & the Funky Finds Facebook page

SWAG (Stuff We All Get)

Funky Finds shoppers LOVE the charitable raffle we have at each event! All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of North Texas and CASA of Tarrant County, plus they have a chance to win awesome prizes donated by all our vendors!

The first 75 people EACH DAY to purchase 10 or more tickets receive a SWAG bag – a tote bag filled with freebies, samples & coupons.

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