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GDAC Arts Grant Program deadline March 31

GDAC GRANTS

https://dentonarts.com/grants

The Greater Denton Arts Council has served our community for almost 50 years, providing over $1.5 million in assistance to Denton arts organizations and artists. The Arts Council is committed to celebrating both established and emerging artists through COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS and ARTIST MICROGRANTS.

To be eligible for ARTIST MICROGRANTS, applicants must be:

  • 18 or older
  • A resident of Denton County
  • An artist working in any media including musical and performing arts
  • A Member or Artist Member of the Greater Denton Arts Council in good standing. To become a member, visit dentonarts.com/membership

Collective applicants must name one point of contact and check recipient. Individuals or collective applicants that are registered as non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for the Arts Council’s COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS.

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Sidewalk Star Dedication honoring Frenchy & Teri Rheault Jan. 13

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Sidewalk Star Dedication honoring Frenchy & Teri Rheault
Friday, January 13, 2017, 4 PM, The Campus Theatre
Please join the Greater Denton Arts Council and the Denton Community Theatre as they honor Frenchy and Teri Rheault for their generous and long standing support of the arts in Denton. A reception with all manner of orange refreshments will immediately follow in the Campus Theatre lobby. http://dentonarts.com

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Lil ‘d NYE: Arts & Advocacy Dec. 31

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Lil ‘d NYE: Arts & Advocacy
Casino Night, Auction, and Live Music benefiting
the Greater Denton Arts Council & United Way of Denton County
December 31, 8 PM – 1 AM, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
This New Year’s Eve, be transported to the glamour of vintage Las Vegas in historic downtown Denton. Mix and mingle while enjoying cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres by Barley and Board. Try your luck at the casino tables in the galleries or be a high roller in high limit lounge. Dance the night away to the big band sounds of David Pierce and his Holiday Orchestra and DJ Woodtronic. Toast the new year with fabulous prizes and much more! Tickets available at lildnye.com

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Day of the Dead: Una Exhibicion

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Day of the Dead: Una Exhibicion
Saturday, October 29, 11 AM – 9 PM | FREE
In partnership with Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival, thte Greater Denton Arts Council presents an exhibition of traditional and contemporary ofrendas honoring departed loved ones and ancestors.

For details visit dentondayofthedeadfestival.com

 

Greater Denton Arts Council

Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

400 E. Hickory, Denton, Texas 76201

940. 382. 2787

admin@dentonarts.com

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Arts After School

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ARTS AFTER SCHOOL
Wednesdays, starting September 7 – December 7
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Student drop off 3:00 – 3:30; classes 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Discover your inner artist with activities in the galleries and studio. This fun arts class will explore art making, art history, and creative expression. For children ages 6-12; supplies provided.

Early Bird Full Series: $175 for public, $165 for GDAC members (register by September 2)
4 Class Pack/ Monthly: $55 for public, $50 for GDAC members
Individual class $15

Class size is limited; advanced registration required. To register, email admin@dentonarts.com or call 940.382.2787

Greater Denton Arts Council

400 E. Hickory, Denton, Texas 76201

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TATTOO: TATTOO FLASH SHEET WORKSHOP

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TATTOO: TATTOO FLASH SHEET WORKSHOP
Thursday, August 4th, 6-9pm

$50 ($45 for GDAC members)
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Are you attracted to the beautiful artworks that adorn the walls of tattoo shops? Thursday, August 4th you are invited to learn from Denton tattoo artist, Wes Brown. Participants will be guided through the process and then create their own flash sheets. BYOB (for adults 21+); all supplies provided. Class size is limited; register by July 28th by email at admin@dentonarts.com or call 940.382.2787
The following day, Friday, August 5th, Wes will be hosting an auction. Local tattoo artists are hand painting skateboard decks to be auctioned off to benefit the Greater Denton Arts Council. We hope to see you both nights!

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Not from Baltimore Album Quilts: Recent Works by the Denton Quilt Guild

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Not from Baltimore Album Quilts: Recent Works by the Denton Quilt Guild
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
June 17 – July 29, 2016, FREE

Baltimore Album Quilts originated in Baltimore, Maryland in the 1840s and quickly became one of the most popular quilting styles far beyond Baltimore. These exquisite pieces are made up of a number of appliquéd blocks, each with a different design and motif. This exhibition features Baltimore Album Quilts made by members of the Denton Quilt Guild which were often designed by the makers, although antique quilts and patterns from the past and present served as inspiration. The complexity of the designs in the quilts demonstrates the skill and taste of the maker. Many hours were devoted to the creation of each of them as they are all destined to become family heirlooms.
Learn more at dentonquiltguild.org

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27th Annual VAST Members Exhibition call for entries

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27th Annual VAST Members Exhibition
Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

August 12 – September 3, 2016, FREE

Opening Reception, Friday, August 12, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

The Visual Arts Society of Texas sponsors this annual event to offer its members an important opportunity to enter their work in a juried exhibition that showcases members only. The exhibit provides an excellent venue for the North Texas community to appreciate the high quality and diverse nature of art produced by area artists.

Prospectus:

2016 Member Exhibition Prospectus

Artists may enter two pieces for jurying. Each entering artist will have one piece selected for inclusion in the exhibition. The entry fee is $20 for VAST members. JOIN AND ENTER Any artist, regardless of current VAST membership, may join VAST at the time entries are accepted.

CALENDAR

  • August 3 Acceptance of Entries Wednesday Patterson-Appleton Arts Center 10 am – 12 noon; 4 – 7 pm
  • August 8 Pick up unaccepted work Monday 10 am – 12 noon; 4 – 7 pm
  • August 12 Exhibition opens to the public Friday
  • August 12 Reception 5:30-7:30pm Friday Awards Presentation 6:30pm
  • September 3 Exhibition closes at 5pm Saturday
  • September 6 Return of Work to Artists Tuesday 10 am – 12 noon; 4 – 7 pm

JUROR Colby Parsons, MFA, is an Associate Professor in Visual Art at Texas Woman’s University, where he teaches Ceramics and Emergent Media. Colby’s work explores the potential meanings and aesthetics within the convergence of traditional and digital media, and works in a range of media and formats including ceramics, digital fabrication, projection mapping, and interactivity. Colby’s work has been shown nationally and internationally at venues including Navy Pier in Chicago, the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum; the International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark; the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana, California; the University of Pennsylvania Art Museum; and in Dallas at the Craighead Green Gallery, the Pawn Gallery, and 500X. In 2015, Colby was awarded the $20,000 Zanesville Art Prize, the most valuable ceramics prize in the western hemisphere.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Ellen Frenkel, Exhibition Chair 940-595-0784

Deanna Wood, Vice President of Exhibitions 972-345-9968 vastMembersExhibition@gmail.com

Learn more at vastarts.org

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Summer Pop-Up Exhibition: Works by Benjamin Terry

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Summer Pop-Up Exhibition: Works by Benjamin Terry
Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Summer 2016, FREE

Benjamin Terry’s recent wall-bound sculptures possess forms, textures, and colors of the unconscious mind. The handmade quality, rough-hewn scratches and scribbles, and rudimentary, rounded shapes summon a child-like past where simplified things hold deep and mysterious meanings. Terry received his BFA and MFA in drawing and painting from the University of North Texas. He has exhibited work in numerous solo and group shows across the DFW area, Houston, and nationally. He was featured in vol. 96 of New American Paintings: West Issue, and received both the Dallas Museum of Art’s Clare Hart Degoyler and Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough awards. He teaches drawing and painting at the University of North Texas and Eastfield College.
Learn more at benjaminjterry.com

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SUMMER ART CAMP 2016 in Denton

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SUMMER ART CAMP 2016
August 8 – 12, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM & 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Class prices vary, see event page for details
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

This summer, the galleries of the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center transform into an indoor art camp complete with a miniature forest, campsites, and more!  All classes are held on-site at the PAAC at 400 E. Hickory Street in Denton, Texas. All supplies provided, class size is limited. Register by August 1 at admin@dentonarts.com, call 940.382.2787 or follow the link below to register online.

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CROCHET: THE ART OF THE GRANNY SQUARE

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CROCHET: THE ART OF THE GRANNY SQUARE
Thursday, July 28th, 6-9pm

$50 ($45 for GDAC members)
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Have you ever felt compelled to crochet? Thursday, July 28th, you are invited to learn the art of the Granny Square. Denton artist, Kelsey Gillis, will lead participants through the many necessary techniques needed to make a Granny square. By the end of the night partakers will create a Granny Square of their very own. BYOB (for adults 21+); all supplies provided. Class size is limited; register by July 21st by email at admin@dentonarts.com, call 940.382.2787, or follow the link below to register online.

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International Nightscapes: Recent Works by Bob Chilton

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International Nightscapes: Recent Works by Bob Chilton
Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
May 6 – July 29, 2016, FREE

Explore the world through the lens of photographer Bob Chilton with photographs of the ocean, images of nature, and pictures of real life. Chilton is eternally drawn to the dark side of the day.  His constant fascination arouses a passion to venture out after dark, late in the evening, to examine the depth and diversity of each night’s beauty. What he discovers evokes expressions of awe and wonderment. The raw beauty of the evening is in itself an experience.

Discover the stories behind Bob’s camera in an exclusive GDAC interview!
Learn more at bobchilton.com

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Not from Baltimore Album Quilts: Recent Works by the Denton Quilt Guild

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Meadows Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
June 16 – July 27, 2016, FREE

Baltimore Album Quilts originated in Baltimore, Maryland in the 1840s and quickly became one of the most popular quilting styles far beyond Baltimore. These exquisite pieces are made up of a number of appliquéd blocks, each with a different design and motif. This exhibition features Baltimore Album Quilts made by members of the Denton Quilt Guild which were often designed by the makers, although antique quilts and patterns from the past and present served as inspiration. The complexity of the designs in the quilts demonstrates the skill and taste of the maker. Many hours were devoted to the creation of each of them as they are all destined to become family heirlooms.

Learn more at dentonquiltguild.org

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Summer Pop-Up Exhibition: Works by Benjamin Terry

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Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Summer 2016, FREE

Benjamin Terry’s recent wall-bound sculptures possess forms, textures, and colors of the unconscious mind. The handmade quality, rough-hewn scratches and scribbles, and rudimentary, rounded shapes summon a child-like past where simplified things hold deep and mysterious meanings. Terry received his BFA and MFA in drawing and painting from the University of North Texas. He has exhibited work in numerous solo and group shows across the DFW area, Houston, and nationally. He was featured in vol. 96 of New American Paintings: West Issue, and received both the Dallas Museum of Art’s Clare Hart Degoyler and Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough awards. He teaches drawing and painting at the University of North Texas and Eastfield College.

Learn more at benjaminjterry.com

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Summer Pop-Up Exhibition: Works by Mick Burson

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Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Summer 2016, FREE

Mick Burson is a multidisciplinary artist originally from Waco, Texas and a graduate of the University of North Texas. His paintings are wooden assemblages of found and re-purposed materials with a great focus on color, form, and composition. The use of familiar and found materials aims to include all viewers through their relation with these similar objects.
Learn more at mickburson.com

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CELL PHONE ARTISTRY Workshop with Bob Chilton

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SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 10 AM – 12 PM
Join photographer Bob Chilton as you learn to take gallery quality images with your smart phone. You will study composition, editing, answers to why your camera takes bad shots and ways to make your photos look like works of art. This workshop is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, “International Nightscapes: Recent Works by Bob Chilton” on view at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, May 7 – July 29. Attendees are asked to bring their own smart phones with two apps pre-downloaded, Snapseed and Pro HDR. Register online or at admin@dentonarts.com. $50 for public, $45 for GDAC members.

SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 10 AM – 12 PM

Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

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2016 CARA Award honoring Sandra and Randy Robinson May 20

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2016 CARA Award honoring Sandra and Randy Robinson
Friday, May 20, 7-9 PM, $30, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton TX

The prestigious Community Arts Recognition Award (CARA) honors those who have significantly enhanced the cultural life and status of Denton through outstanding achievements in the field of fine arts or for service to the arts in the community. One CARA is awarded yearly to an individual or business, recognizing the cumulative achievements made throughout the year or a lifetime. Hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine included. Reservations are strongly recommended; for tickets email admin@dentonarts.com

For more about the arts in Denton, see dentonarts.com

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We Watercolor: Mother and Child Workshop

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Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, 2-4 pm
$50 for adult & child ($45 for GDAC members); $25 per extra child
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
This Mother’s Day, children, mothers, grandchildren, and grandmothers are invited to an afternoon of art, treats, and family. Led by Denton artist Amanda North, participants will create matching still life paintings while enjoying treats from Ravelin Bakery and coffee from Jupiter House. For adults and children 7 years and older; all supplies provided. Class size is limited; register by May 2 by email at admin@dentonarts.com or call 940.382.2787

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NEW GRANTS PROGRAM

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The Greater Denton Arts Council has launched a new and improved Arts Grants Program this spring, expanding it to include ARTIST MICROGRANTS for individual Denton artists and COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS for non-profit arts organizations.

In order to further fulfill our ongoing mission to support the arts, the Arts Council has streamlined the application process, increased fundraising efforts, and opened eligibility to include local artists working in any medium.

Successful grant applicants will be awarded a maximum of $500 per artist or $5,000 per organization to support arts-related projects and programs in Denton County. Applications are currently available online at dentonarts.com/grants. The deadline to apply is 5 pm on April 29, 2016.

For more information about the Arts Grants Program, or to find out if you or your organization is eligible, go to dentonarts.com/grants.

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Arts After School

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Wednesdays, May 4-June 1, 3:00 – 5:30 pm
All 5 classes: $50 for public, $40 for GDAC members
Individual class $15
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Get back to the basics and explore the fundamentals of art. Discover your inner artist with fun activities in the galleries and studio. For children ages 6-12; supplies provided. Register by April 27 at admin@dentonarts.com

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International Nightscapes: Bob Chilton Reception May 5

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First Fridays at the Arts Center
International Nightscapes:

Recent Works by Bob Chilton Opening Reception
Friday, May 5, 6-8 PM, FREE, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton TX
Explore the world through the lens of photographer Bob Chilton. Learn more at dentonarts.com

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For more about the artist, see his website: http://www.bobchilton.com/

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Arts Open Call Marketplace Sales

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Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton TX

March 4 – April 16, 2016, FREE

Arts Open Call welcomes artists from across North Texas for an interactive installation at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in historic downtown Denton. Displayed floor to ceiling in the grand hall of the city’s former power plant, approximately 200 artworks were submitted. Selected works will become part of our online marketplace. 50% of the sale of artworks will benefit the exhibition’s artists while remaining funds will support the education programs of the Greater Denton Arts Council.

Shop and learn more at dentonarts.com

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The Greater Denton Arts Council Presents: 2nd Annual ARTS ALL NIGHT

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2nd Annual ARTS ALL NIGHT

Friday, April 1, 6 PM – 6 AM
$10 for public, FREE for GDAC members and children under 12
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Celebrate the arts ALL NIGHT with the Greater Denton Arts Council! Dance the night away with Brave Combo and Jessie Frye and enjoy performances in the galleries, artist demos, family art activities, flashlight tours, films, storytelling, karaoke, food trucks, and much more! For details, visit dentonarts.com

 

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Arts Open Call Presended in Partnership with 35 Denton

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March 4 – April 16, 2016; FREE

Opening Reception March 4, 5-6 PM Artists and Members Mixer, 6-8 PM Public Opening

Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Arts Open Call welcomes hundreds of artists from across North Texas for an interactive installation at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in historic downtown Denton. Displayed floor to ceiling in the grand hall of the city’s former power plant, over 100 artworks will be selected for exhibition and sale. Selected works will also become part of our online marketplace. 50% of the sale of artworks will benefit the exhibition’s artists while remaining funds will support the education programs of the Greater Denton Arts Council. The opening reception on Friday, March4, will feature performers from 35 Denton music festival and is open to all participating artists, their guests, and the public.

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It’s In The Bag! Event

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Whether it’s funky, practical or abstract – we love them all! The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 7th annual ‘It’s In The Bag!’ event. Join us for our one-of-a-kind silent handbag auction featuring exclusively designed bags by local artists, businesses, and art supporters of all shapes and sizes that will be up for bidding on May 8, 2014 – so come for the bags but stay for this year’s own champagne bar! Proceeds from the event fund numerous programs such as children’s art enrichment activities, local art organizations, exhibits, and performances throughout the year for North Texans. If you are interested in creating a bag, submit your entry form by March 21st!

Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. For more ticket and event information please contact GDAC at (940) 382-2787. http://www.dentonarts.com

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