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Collective Vision opens Feb. 2 at Bivins Gallery

Bivins Gallery is pleased to present Collective Vision, a group exhibition featuring a diverse assembly of sculptures and paintings from artists on the gallery’s renowned roster.

The opening reception will be held on February 2, 2018 from 5 to 8pm, and commemorates Bivins Gallery’s first anniversary. In an incredibly successful year,

Bivins Gallery has had their artists exhibited across the globe, 8 exhibitions in the main gallery, and the addition of a second, private gallery location. The exhibition will be on view from February 2 through April 7, 2018.

Artists featured in the main gallery will include: Troy Abbott, Fletcher Benton, Mr. Brainwash, Pedro Escapa, Carole Feuerman, Linda Fleming, Phil Gleason, Robert Graham, Richard Hickam, Tom Holland, Mildred Howard, Robert Hudson, Denis Mikhaylov, Harry Moody, Craig Nagasawa, Don Nice, Ricardo Paniagua, Irene Pijoan, Punk Me Tender, Richard Shaw, Tonio Trzebinski, Lidia Vitkovskaya, Brian Wall, Mary Hull Webster, William T. Wiley, and Russell Young.

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Dutch Art: The Sound of Color call for entries

The Sound of Color
You are invited to enter The Dutch Art Gallery’s annual themed Spring Show.
Sound and language combined can move our souls. Music has the power to lift us to the heights of joy or bring us to tears. Art has the same power. “The Sound of Color” is a celebration of music and we want to see what music inspires in you. Your entries should focus on a single song or specific lyric from a song.

Calendar

April 21 | Submission and Payment Deadline
April 24 | Pieces Selected/Juried into Show
April 28 | Acceptance Emails
May 5 | Delivery Deadline
May 18 | Judging
May 19 | Show Opening Awards Ceremony at 2:00 p.m.

Prizes
3rd place is $250
2nd Place is $500
1st Place is $1,000
People’s Choice Award receives a framed certificate

Important Information

  • Accepted media include: oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and/or mixed media.
  • Submit up to 3 entries for $55 entry fee
  • Art Entry must meet standard framing sizes.
    The Dutch Art Gallery will frame all Art Entries for displaying throughout the Exhibition. The Art Entry submitted must be Gallery standard sizes. If not in Standard Frame Size then Artist must provide quality framing that meets Dutch Art Gallery standards. The exception is Gallery Wrapped Canvas which does not require framing.
  • Additional information will be available on our website soon

Celebrating over 50 years of providing custom framing tailored to fit your specific needs and showcasing original art from local to worldwide artists. Stop in to see monthly events and our two annual national juried art shows.

Finding and offering incredible, one-of-a-kind art from talented artists is a passion for owners Hans and Pam Massar. Pam, as well as her staff, can guide you in choosing the perfect framing option to fit your home or office for these original pieces or your own. Shadowbox framing for personal mementos is a specialty we offer. From classic sophistication to a contemporary look, all types of framing styles are available plus the personal feeling of a family-owned business. Stop in with your project or just browse around gallery. We look forward to seeing you.

Our 7,000 square foot showroom is conveniently located in Lake Highlands at 10233 E. Northwest Hwy #420, Dallas, TX 75238. We feature an array of original oil, mixed media, limited edition prints and a growing private collection. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30am to 5:00pm

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Call for Entries from Grackle Art Gallery

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 grackleartgallery@gmail.com.

No fees and no commissions.

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The Upstairs Gallery – the Christmas Show, Pottery & Doug Walton New Year’s Encounter


From now till December 23, 2017

Tuesday ~ Saturday

12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Upstaris Gallery 1038 WEST ABRAM * ARLINGTON, TEXAS 76013
info@upstairsartgallery.com

Visit our website: http://www.upstairsartgallery.com/

The intricate medallion design above was created by Al Brouillette, one of the

original artists of The Upstairs Gallery. It was one of many designs that he created for Eleanor G. Martin’s annual Christmas Show. We thought it approporiate to use

Al’s design for this 50th Annual Gallery show. Al Brouillette 1924 – 2000

a gallery group show
Pottery and jewelry and art gifts…from our family of artists.
Art in every medium and priced to make shopping fun again…
We are featuring three potters – all with destinctive styles. Mugs and platters, casserole dishes and tortilla bowls, goblets and cups to share good cheer. Art to give – art to collect – all part of our 50th Show.
“NORTH POLE WE HAVE A PROBLEM”
Created by: Kent Bushart
“Blue Cloud” by Jessica Neary
Paintings to Celebrate the
Holiday Season
Oils, watercolors, mixed media….all on display. Our family of artists will show their recent works….from large paintings to small treasures.
Contemporary and traditional — bright and bold – thoughtful and reflective .
Pottery by Jef Barton
Jef Barton is a productive potter who makes functional and decorative pieces with various stoneware clay bodies and firing methods. The Gallery is pleased to welcome Jef to our Art of Christmas Giving Show. Jef’s tortilla bowl is shown to the right.
Jef is an AHS grad as well as
UT-Arlington.
art classes and workshops
DOUG WALTON NEW YEAR’S ENCOUNTER 2018
DATE: Fri-Sun, Jan. 5, 6, & 7, 2018
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
FEE: $165 for three days or $60 per day.
A $50 deposit will hold your place.

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On View at the LCC: La Frontera of Eduction

LA FRONTERA OF EDUCATION: DCCCD ART EXHIBITION
Through January 6, 2018

The LCC is presenting the work of art professors from the Dallas County Community College District’s campuses. DCCCD serves over 70,000 students annually, of which 37% are Latino/a, making the District the frontline of higher education for the growing Latino/a population in Dallas.

Featured artists include: Mary Becker, James Behan Du Chau, Chong Chu, David Connolly, Lisa Ehrich, Chaitra Garrick, Linda Gossett, Jill Foltz, Kathleen Janvier, Adam Knoche, Natalie Macellaio, Vargha Manshadi, Juliette McCullough, Cristina Medina, Eliana Miranda, Susan Mollet, David Newman, Shawn Saumell, Kristina Smith, Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen, Erin Stafford, Deborah Stenberg, Don Taylor, Amin Tejani, Wendi Ruth Valladares, Murielle White, and Marla Ziegler. Exhibition is curated by Victor Armenta. Exhibition is free and open to the public.

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ArtSpaceIII Openings Dec. 7: Sussie | A Fascination with Color

Open | TuesdayFriday 10am – 5pm                      Artspace111 | 111 Hampton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Saturday 10am – 3pm

Sussie | A Group Exhibition of Small Works
Sus·sie /ˈsəzē,ˈsē/ noun
1: (Southern, US) A small, unexpected gift.
RECEPTION | Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 5 – 8:00pm
EXHIBITION DATES | December 7 – January 27, 2018
Artspace111 presents Sussie, a group exhibition of small works from a selection of Texas based artists. Sussie, features small paintings, sculptures, and prints ideal for building or beginning a new collection for the new yea
A Fascination With Color | Sherri Woodard Coffey
RECEPTION | Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 5 – 8:00pm
EXHIBITION DATES | December 7 – January 27, 2018
Artspace111 presents the solo exhibition A Fascination With Color by Sherri Woodard Coffey in the Artspace111 Studio, in conjunction with the group exhibition Sussie. Coffey’s handwoven tapestries are created from hand-dyed fibers and inspired by a diverse list of ancient and contemporary cultures that express themselves through color, abstraction, and geometry.
Daniel Blagg Featured In Two Museum Exhibitions
Daniel Blagg’s solo exhibition is now on display at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) in Lubbock, Texas for an exhibition open from December 1, 2017 – January 27, 2018.

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TVAA’s “A Little Something, Something” Reception Dec. 2

“A Little Something, Something” TVAA Gallery Art Exhibition
November 18, 2017 – January 3, 2018
Reception Saturday, Dec. 2, 2-4pm

Express yourself! Your mind. Your vision. Your heart. Your soul. Your creativity. Your gift! Think BIG, but create small. All entries for this show must not exceed 12″ x 12″ in size; not including the frame. The frame cannot exceed 16” x 20”. This is a small works show. Up to 3 works may be submitted for consideration. All media may be submitted.

About the Curator: Leon Robertson is a self-taught artist that works with primarily pen and ink illustration. He has explored mixed media using found objects to create a series titled, The Junkyard Birds. Because so much of his art is inspired by the use of language, stories often unfold with his art. It is the reason why he prefers to work in an open-series format. His work has been exhibited in local shows and galleries. Several of the characters from his ARF & Soul Dog series were published in the book, 1000 Dog Portraits: From the People Who Love Them. Leon’s passion for art, design and all things creative was demonstrated in nearly two decades of working in the fashion and home luxury retail markets.

For any questions contact gallery director @ tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com

Texas Visual Arts Association http://tvaa.org
Downtown Gallery

Plaza of the Americas
700 N. Pearl Street, Suite G207
Dallas, Texas 75201

 

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Dutch Art Gallery Reception Dec. 2 for Annual Fall Show

11th Annual Fall Show
December 2, 2017 – January 19, 2018

The Dutch Art Gallery Presents 
“Do You See What I See”.

RECEPTION Saturday, December 2, 2017 11th annual Fall Show.

For images see http://dutchartgallery.net/product-category/show-winter-2017/

This theme can include the following interpretations:
Abstract/Modern artwork. Example: Hidden image that conveys a hidden image or emotional feeling
Traditional artwork.  Example: Boulder, plant, tree, etc. that has a hidden image in it.
A unique perspective. Example: Flower or bug (any object) with a magnified view that takes the piece into an Abstract, or traditional image.
The plan is for the Gallery to have a folded card next to the artwork describing the hidden element the Artist saw or created in the piece. This allows the customer to observe and participate with the Artist…almost like a treasure hunt.

http://dutchartgallery.net/

 

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Reception for Association of Traditional Artists Dec. 2 at Dallas Public Library

You are invited to the Dallas Public Library Art Department’s

Exhibit of The Association of Traditional Artists Art

Saturday, December 2, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Fourth floor o f the Dallas Central Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

A Reception Honoring ATA Artists Joan Hukel, Jane Kahler, Oleta Walls, Helen Peden, Eugenia Benson, Mary Anne Whittle and Edward Travis will be conducted by the ATA for their contributions to the Dallas County Arts during 1970 to 2017.

Invite: ATAinvitation

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A Present Abstract opens Nov. 18 at CYDONIA

FORT WORTH – CYDONIA is pleased to announce A Present Abstract, an exhibition of drawing, sculpture, and photography by Niall McClelland, Jade Rude, Jon Sasaki, Derek Sullivan, and Jim Verburg.

Curated by writer and curator Alex Bowron, the exhibition opens on Saturday, November 18, 2017 and runs until Saturday, December 16, 2017A reception honoring the curator will take place at 909 Currie Street in the Fort Worth Cultural District on Saturday November 18, starting at 6 until 8 in the evening.

CYDONIA
1300 Gendy Street | Fort Worth, TX  76107 USA

Flyer: Illustrated Press Release _ A Present Abstract

A Present Abstract features two works by each artist that originate from the same or a related series. Works act as points of study within the artists’ greater practice that employ abstraction as a tool for reconciling contemporary art’s relationship with the past. By addressing the legacy of art-historical abstraction and its continued influence on art-production today, these artists create new and aptly self-assured forms of abstract representation. The works display a convergence between representation and abstraction that operate between perception and the physical object.

Níall McClelland’s practice has long involved unpredictable and unconventional approaches to reproduction. With his latest ink-on-paper drawings, McClelland methodically crops, enlarges, and simplifies self-sourced imagery themed around machismo, the genius and hero figures, utopia, and their inevitable collapse. Although removed from their original context and transformed into contemporary, benign versions of historical Op Art, the imagery maintains the aura of its original source. In these works, the line between cool and cringe-worthy is blurred, the anti-climax is fetishized, and the apocalypse is romanticized.

 

Other works explore the relationship between reality and representation though challenging the space between the pictorial, the illusionistic, and the actual. Jade Rude uses perception-shifting tactics to explore formal elements of space and form. Her two works Dürer Solid, Form and Flat and Dürer Solid Unfolded and Flattened are formalist explorations of the ‘Dürer Solid,’ which was modeled after the truncated rhombohedron depicted in the iconic engraving Melencolia I (1514) by Albrecht Dürer. Rude’s work destabilizes the viewer’s perception of two and three- dimensionality.

Jon Sasaki’s series of charcoal rubbings are crude reproductions of famous works on paper. By employing a method of transfer meant for obtaining surface detail to a one-dimensional piece, Sasaki performs both an homage and an erasure of the original. The resulting monochromatic charcoal squares contain nuances that are mostly the result of Sasaki’s hand and maintain a precarious connection to the content and concept of the original works.

In his Mirror Drawing series, Derek Sullivan probes the reflective surface of a standard everyday bathroom mirror. Resulting drawings are both abstract and representational at once, capturing the optical effects of reflected light and shadow through a technique that prioritizes pattern and surface. Sullivan’s multi-disciplinary practice combines the visual aesthetic of modernist design and geometric abstraction with the forms and strategies of conceptual art to create a cacophony of messages and inter-work refractions.

Jim Verburg represents light and shadow through a complex and emotional approach to minimalism. His works both echo and reimagine the historical canon of abstract expressionism, presenting delicate portraits of depth, focus, and texture that emit infinitely subtle visual noise. By mimicking the characteristics of reflection, absorption, opacity, and translucence, Verburg treats light as both material and subject, in order to push the boundaries of the physical by prioritizing the intangibilities of form.

A Present Abstract encourages viewers identify with the characteristics of contemporary abstraction. Each artist employs abstraction as part of their conceptual framework as well as their formal approach. In these infinitely nuanced works, viewers witness the juxtaposition between the pure pleasure of looking and a habitual self- reflexivity that is often present in contemporary art. What was once a revolutionary turn of events in the history of art has become a normalized formal technique of artistic expression. Viewers have long understood and accepted abstract art as ‘Art.’ As such, contemporary artists employing abstraction today must do what contemporary artists do best: grapple with their inheritance through acts of apotheosis, appropriation, reconfiguration, and disregard.

Alex Bowron is an art-writer and curator based in Toronto. She holds an MA in Critical Cultural Theory from the University of Leeds, UK and a BFA in Sculpture/Installation from OCAD University. Bowron’s writing has appeared in publications, galleries, and artist projects in Canada and abroad. She is Manager of Operations at MKG127 and current acting Coordinator for the Canadian Art Foundation’s annual fundraising auction.

Níall McClelland grew up in Toronto, spent many of his summers in Northern Ireland, and studied in Vancouver. His work has been published in Adbusters, Arkitip, Color, Design Anarchy, Hunter and Cook, I-Live-Here, Lowdown, Made, and The Walrus, among others. Recent exhibitions include In The Dark at Eleanor Harwood (San Francisco); Resurrection at Cinders Gallery (Brooklyn). The artist was also included along with Jeremy Jansen, Ellsworth Kelly and Richard Serra in the group show Black To Back And Light at CR in 2009. Níall McClelland is based in Toronto where he is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery.

Jade Rude works in a variety of media including sculpture, installation, photography, and video. Her work addresses surface aesthetics and employs perception-shifting tactics to playfully examine the relationship between reality and representation. Rude has studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, the Norwich University of the Arts in Norwich, U.K., and the University of Oslo in Oslo, Norway. Recent exhibitions and projects include Unfixed at Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto, The Golden Solid at YYZ Artist’s Outlet, Toronto, Surface and Strategem at Division Gallery, Toronto, The Gaze, part of the 10 x 10 photography exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, W: at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto and Instant Messaging and Other Texts, a project for the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) Vitrines, Toronto. In addition to exhibiting in Canada, Rude has also participated in group exhibitions in the US, England, Japan, Australia, Argentina, and Columbia. Her work appears in numerous public and private collections in Canada and beyond. Jade Rude is based in Toronto.

Jon Sasaki is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes performance, video, objects, and installation. He has had solo exhibitions at the Ottawa Art Gallery, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as a 2015 performance project at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Sasaki has participated in recent group exhibitions at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, (Seoul, South Korea), Platform Art Spaces (Melbourne, Australia); Nihonbashi Institute of Contemporary Art, (Tokyo, Japan); and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto). He has completed various recent public art commissions, and his video work has screened at numerous locations in Canada and abroad. He was the recipient of the 2015 Canadian Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize (Dufftown, Scotland.). He holds a BFA from Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB). Jon Sasaki is based in Toronto where he is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery.

Derek Sullivan employs drawing, painting, sculpture, book works, and installation to question familiar forms and genres, often to examine the links between one discipline and the next. Sullivan holds a BFA from York University and an MFA from the University of Guelph. He has exhibited throughout Canada and internationally, including solo shows the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Optica, Mercer Union, Kiosk, White Columns, and Librairie Florence Loewy. In 2012, Sullivan was shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award. Derek Sullivan is based in Toronto and is represented by Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran in Montreal, Galerie Emmanuel Hervé in Paris, Susan Hobbes Gallery in Toronto, and Galerie Tatjana Pieters in Ghent.

Jim Verburg’s practice stems from photography and is inspired by the subtle, nuanced, and fleeting affects of light. Solo exhibitions include Afterimage at Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal (2014), What is Missing / What is Seen for widmertheodoridis, Zurich at VOLTA NY, New York City (2015), Light Becomes Form, The Horizon Rests Into View at Texas Contemporary, Houston (2015), and Impermanent Horizon at Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal (2016). Recent projects include a public art installation for the city of Ottawa, a choreographed work for the Toronto Dance Theatre, a book project with Fw: Photography in Amsterdam; group exhibition For you / And me at Paul Kuhn Gallery (Calgary), and solo projects at Zalucky Contemporary (Toronto), and Rodman Hall Art Centre (Brock University, St Catharines Ontario). Jim Verburg is a Dutch/Canadian artist currently based in Toronto. He is represented by widmertheodoridis in Zurich, Galerie Nicolas Robert in Monteal, and Zalucky Contemporary in Toronto.

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A Present Abstract collective show opens on Saturday, November 18 and runs until Saturday, December 16, 2017The public is invited to a reception on Saturday, November 18 from 6 – 8pm at 909 Currie Street, Fort Worth 76017.

 

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

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

Image:

Jade Rude, Dürer Solid Unfolded and Flattened, 2015, Black mirrored aluminum, archival black gatorboard back. 47 x 28 x 1⁄2 in.          

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The H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery Presents “Studio/Active: Advanced Student Exhibition”

(November 14, 2017) Dallas, TX

The H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery at El Centro College announces “Studio/Active: Advanced Student Exhibition,” running now through December 6.

“Studio/Active” is the annual exhibition of advanced visual fine art student work. Seven student artists have been chosen from our studio program, representing the best from the advanced art studio courses at El Centro. Media submitted include figure drawing, painting, printmaking, fiber arts, digital imaging, and mixed media sculpture. The goal of this exhibition is to foster professional practices in the work of our advanced fine art students, and as such, they will each prepare artist statements and a short gallery talk for the reception.

 

Student artists in this year’s exhibition include:

Francisco Gonzales – Digital Media

Alana Henry – Fiber Arts

Star Fraga – Jewelry/ small metals

Ellen Koerber – Fiber Arts

Janet Gamez – Life Drawing

Marshall Byrd – Life drawing/ print making

Jazmine Hartfield – Drawing

Yulisa Buendia – Drawing

A gallery talk by the student artists will take place at the reception Thursday, November 16 at 4:30 p.m. in Room B120.

 

For more information, please contact gallery director Raymond Butler at 214-860-2190 or raymond.butler@dcccd.edu.

 

Gallery hours are Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Gallery will be closed November 23-26 for Thanksgiving.

 

images:

“Olive Trees”

Description: fabric with tree prints

Artist: Ellen Koerber

Block print

 

“Pxy”

Description: cartoon character

Artist: Francisco Gonzalez

Digital print on canvas

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Made for T.V. opens Nov. 2 at the Kettle

Made for T.V. – Opens Thursday, 11/ 2
“A group exhibition curated by Raymond Butler”

https://www.facebook.com/events/121672301856698

November 2 – November 18
Kettle Art

2650 Main St, Dallas, Texas 75226
Kettle Art is proud to host ‘”Made for TV” a group exhibition featuring the work of Christopher Machorro, Franco Fazio, Max Quest, and guest curator Raymond Butler. Together these artists explore pop culture, street art, cartoons, video games, etc. reflecting sentimental values from their personal perspectives.. All works use vibrant colors and playful imagery to entertain, challenge, and guide the viewer.

Made for T.V – About the Artists.

Christopher Machorro : I specialize in illustration with a background in Graphic Design and Street Art. My art style comes from a combination of Pop Surrealism, Graffiti, and Low Brow Art where I emphasize the combination of different colors as my focus when producing works. Some of my inspiration come from adult swim animations, pop culture, and music which influence the imagery produce.

Max Quest : I go by the name Max Quest, originally born in Mexico I grew up watching anime and Saturday morning cartoons on Cartoon Network. What stood out to me the most about those shows were the bright vivid colors. No matter what the mood being fed by the images portrayed the colors mellowed the tone by masking it with this fun spectrum of color. Which sometimes hid in plain sight violence, tragedy, or sadness. These shows along with my passion for drawing inspired me to explore my interest in color. Today my work uses the same techniques to represent metaphors of my own personal experiences. It’s a way for me to cope with adulthood and make sense of the world around me. The images in my work spawn from graffiti, cartoons and pop culture.

Franco Fazio :As an artist, my work often represents a transition of states, and heavy juxtaposition as a mean of challenging and subverting the perceived merit of traditional imagery within art. My work pulls heavily, and sometimes directly from ideas associated with pop-culture and street art. I often try to sample small aspects of established works within fine art and submerge them into heavily pop-culture influenced pieces as a means of asking questions; namely, is the incorporation of a pre-established and successful work cheapened in a contemporary context? And are the two worlds mutually exclusive? I like to think that the contrast of imagery and different cultural contexts persuades viewers to analyze the contrasting elements as a cohesive idea. Another consistency in my work is the implementation of vague and abstracted figures, often intertwined by a gloved hand attached to a seemingly endless arm. I use this as a physical representation of my love of pop-culture and its hold on me, and what I believe to be its hold on society to a greater extent. The reach of pop-culture is powerful, and I think it’s often discredited. Whether viewed as cynical or endearing, It’s my perspective that contemporary artists should be encouraged to borrow and recycle ideas from established work in an effort to shift preconceived perceptions of originality—allowing for alternative methods to describe the work in a new context, this redefines the appropriated imagery and allows for the juxtaposition of elements to suggest new meaning in ideas.

Raymond Butler: I’m a Dallas based artist and curator. Currently, I am the Gallery Director of the H. Paxton Moore Gallery at El Centro College. In the past, my work has consisted of painting, drawing, sculpture, and collage. My most recent work revolves around my experiences growing up in a rough part of Dallas in the ’90s. There weren’t a lot of children in my neighborhood to play with, so I spent a lot of time watching television, eating sandwiches, drawing and hanging out with family.

The Importance of Sandwiches and Cartoon houses:
It seems like a random thing to mention in the grand scheme of my childhood, but I found creative inspiration in the remembrance of sandwiches, the food of champions for most kids growing up poor in America. For some time, I’ve been creating handmade wooden versions of sandwiches I call “Sammys.” They are a nostalgic, tongue-in-cheek representation of the ups and downs of my upbringing. They are all different in some ways; anthropomorphised cartoonishly, sometimes missing details of what one might expect to be on a sandwich. This could be interpreted a number of ways, but I’m focusing on how the contents of the sandwiches depended on the availability of resources from my childhood.

Like the cartoons I adored so much, these pieces are not only an expression of the time and environment of my youth but also an escape: the Sammys make absurdly funny faces, almost in reaction to those cartoons, which in turn offered humor, violence, and endless entertainment away from the realities of my world. But it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Buried within the systemic and social otherization experienced, was a sense of community, of belonging; we worked together and helped each other out despite our own personal barrier.

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2017 Keller’s Got Talent

The 2017 Keller’s Got Talent Art Show is on and ready for your viewing!

40 artists and 9 categories, inclusive of oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry.

Don’t miss out on what the artists have created.October 5 – 25, 2017, Keller Town Hall; 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248

AWARDS RECEPTION
Thursday, Oct. 12 7-9pm

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Gooder – Group Show in Various Media Oct. 7 at Grackle Art

Grackle Art Gallery – Gooder- Group show in various media by Aaron Roe, Sami Cline, Heather Bird, Liz Johnston, Jimray Scott, Eddie Brassart, JoeArt LaBerge, Rosalie Kobetich, William Seybold, Aaron Hutchinson, Cherisha Norman and Darlene Watson.

Musical artists: Eric Osbourne, Tortuga Redfro and Rebecca Jozwiak.

Sat, Oct 7th, 7-11pm. Free.

The Grackle Art Gallery is located on the Fort Worth’s cultural district’s west side in the heart of Arlington Heights at 4621 El Campo, FW, 817-615-0681, Gallery Hours: by appointment and scheduled gallery shows from 7p.m. to 11p.m.

http://grackleartgallery.com/

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GET INKY opens Sept. 14 at Deep Ellum Art Company

Deep Ellum Art Co. presents: GET INKY

Thursday at 6 PM – 12 AM
Sep 14 at 6 PM to Sep 15 at 12 AM
Deep Ellum Art Company
3200 Commerce St, Dallas, Texas 75226
https://www.facebook.com/events/143947466192580

Featured Artists:
John Hancock, Amber Crimmings, Jack Russell, Matt Bagley, Una Scott, Junanne Peck, Pat Seals and more!

Deep Ellum Art Co. is excited to present some of our printmakers who are masters of oddities, awesomeness, and general funkiness, as well as their craft! They are experts in their fields, and each have their own style-tastic personalities for your eye-holes to enjoy! Get down and dirty with our artists, while enjoying a brew or two from our 55 ft bar! Music will follow, and we have much more to offer outside with food trucks, murals (both completed and still in the works) from over 20 different artists, as well as our outdoor street artist gallery! This is truly an event for the ‘Creative and Native’ that you will surely not want your Grandma miss!!

Music by DJ Mikey Rodge 9 pm – midnight.

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Exhibit in Forney: Diversity with Harmony

“Diversity with Harmony” Show in Forney

Artists Jim Johnson, Joseph LaBarre, Marie Gray, and Cindy Fritz have a group show of art that goes from realistic to abstract in at least five different media showing through October 29 at the European bistro, Crumbzz.

Located at 212 S. Bois D’Arc Street in Forney, the art and food are worth the tramp across road construction.  Crumbzz is open weekdays from 7:30 to 2:00, Saturdays from 7:30-3:00, and Sundays from 9:30 to 3:00.  http://www.forneyarts.org/

 

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VOICE exhibit at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center

Oak Cliff Cultural Center proudly presents VOICE, an exhibit featuring new works by artists Jeremy Biggers, Sam Lao, Hatziel, Sammy Rat Rios, Drigo, and Odessa Buggs. Voice will be on display from September 9th – October 13th. An artist reception wase held on Saturday, September 9th from5:30pm – 8:00pm. Both exhibit and reception are be free and open to the public.

Oak Cliff Cultural Center
223 W. Jefferson Boulevard

Tuesday / Thursday
1pm – 9pm
Wednesday / Friday
1pm – 6pm

Saturday
11am – 6pm
Sunday
Closed

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Emerging Artist Showcase at ArtSpace Metropolitan Press

Emerging Artist Showcase
Showing: September 5-26, 2017 | Artist Reception: Thursday, September 14, 6-9pm

ArtSpace hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm & for the Artist Reception, August 10, 6-9pm

Open to the public, the ArtSpace gallery is located inside the Metropolitan Press building at 1250 Majesty Drive in Dallas. We feature both up-and-coming and established artists on a monthly rotation. To find out more or if you are an artist interested in showing, contact us through our website, www.metpressinc.com

 

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The End and The Beginning opens Sept. 2 at TWU East | West Galleries

The End and The Beginning

East | West Galleries, Texas Woman’s University, 9/2/17 – 10/15/17

Opening Reception, 9/2/17, 5-7pm

Curated by Danielle Avram, TWU Gallery Director

The End and The Beginning is part of an ongoing dialogue about the intersections of humanity, technology, spirituality, and the possibility of magic and mythos amidst chaos. This iteration explores the cyclicality of ecosystemic adaptations that derive from responding to continual shifts in physical, emotional, mental, and technological landscapes. At an ever-increasing rate our pasts and presents are written, forgotten, and rewritten in an effort to rectify who we have been and who we are, with who we should be, and what we could become. Yet who we are at any given point in time may simply be the result of adjusting to the aftermath of our predecessors – a point along a continual loop of creation and destruction, a point of no end and no beginning, or a point that is both the end and the beginning. Are we working towards something imperceptibly larger or merely evolving/devolving as dictated by circumstance?

Featuring work by Morehshin Allahyari, Martin Back, Sean Miller, and Jenny Vogel.

https://www.twu.edu/visual-arts/galleries/

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EIGHT: Curated by Art Room opens Sept. 9

Artwork:
Tiger Hunting in Korea, Oil on panel, 16 x 20 inches, 2016

“EIGHT” 
On exhibit September 9 – 27, 2017 
With reception from 6 – 9 pm on Saturday, September 9th

Exhibited at the
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy St
Fort Worth, TX 76107

http://fwcac.com


Art Room is pleased to announce its upcoming group exhibition “EIGHT” in conjunction with the Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association’s Fall Gallery Night 2017. Exhibited at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, “EIGHT” represents the work of local, regional, and national artists, including Charis Ammon, Lauren Hana Chai, Alicia Eggert, Nathaniel Evans, Mariell Guzman, Jessica McClendon, and Melissa Mohammadi.

The artists featured in “EIGHT” transform their blank canvases – whether that be linen, paper, yupo, or the landscape – into rhythmic, gestural works that express a curiosity of self, time, and place. Through a narrative exploration of the personification of inanimate objects, Charis Ammon’s paintings consider the way in which borders and portals affect proprietorship. Her window blinds, fences, and walls bring about questions regarding one’s relationship with the “inside and outside world.” Lauren Hana Chai creates work using unconventional methodologies that include mixed media and oil on a variety of matrixes that reference her multicultural Eastern / Western upbringing. Her work reflects her own identity, as well as addresses taboo, feminism, sexuality, violation, and oppression. While using time and language as artistic materials, Alicia Eggert investigates the notion of absence and presence through an exploration of cycles, time, and weather. Her work questions the way one understands the past, present, and future in combination with the way one relates her or himself to time and experience.

“EIGHT” will run through September 27, 2017, at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Gallery hours are MondayFriday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. For additional information please contact Nathan Madrid, Katie Murray, or Deedra Baker at artroomfw@gmail.com, and visit our website www.artroom.space for more information about upcoming shows and to join our mailing list. An exhibition catalog will be available for purchase.

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Fort Worth Art Collective at The Grackle Art Gallery

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

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

4621 El Campo Fort Worth, Texas 76107.

http://grackleartgallery.com/

 

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Dutch Art Gallery 2017 Fall Show call for entries

11th Annual Fall Show Art Entry Registration

ART CALL FOR ENTRY – The Dutch Art Gallery announces an art call for the annual juried art competition, “Do You See What I See”. The Gallery urges Artists to submit their best interpretation of this “Theme”- (Interpretation described below) for inclusion into the Dutch Art Gallery’s Saturday, December 2, 2017 11th annual Fall Show.

Art Leagues, Local, Regional and National Memberships please forward the invitation to members to submit an original entry in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and/or mixed media.

This theme could include the following interpretations:

  • Abstract/Modern artwork. Example: Hidden image that conveys a hidden image or emotional feeling
  • Traditional artwork.  Example: Boulder, plant, tree, etc. that has a hidden image in it.
  • A unique perspective. Example: Flower or bug (any object) with a magnified view that takes the piece into an Abstract, or traditional image.

The plan is for the Gallery to have a folded card next to the artwork describing the hidden element the Artist saw or created in the piece. This allows the customer to observe and participate with the Artist…almost like a treasure hunt.

 

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER YOUR ENTRY

Deadlines:

Monday, November 6 – deadline for entries

Tuesday, November 7 – Hans, Pam and team jury all pieces submitted

Wednesday, November 8 – Announcement of Show pieces accepted

Tuesday, November 14 – Begin art delivery to Gallery

Saturday, November 17 – Deadline for art delivery

January 23 – February 1 – Art returns

– Entry Fees. Nonrefundable Entry Fee is $55.00USD via Paypal to pam@dutchartgallery.net or make check payable to Dutch Art Gallery paid by Midnight, Monday, November 6, 2017.

Pam and Hans MassarAbout Us

Celebrating 51 years in quality service of custom framing and showing fine art. We conduct monthly events, two annual juried art shows with artists from local and national member organizations. It is our intention to showcase incredible talent and display the exceptional abilities of worldwide artists.Owners, Hans and Pam Massar, are passionate about presenting art as well as quality custom framing. From maintaining the feeling of a family-owned business while presenting sophistication with the finest art galleries.

We are conveniently located in Lake Highlands at 10233 E. Northwest Hwy #420, Dallas, TX 75238. View our 7,000 square foot showroom, featuring an array of original oil, mixed media, limited edition prints and a growing private collection. Open TuesdaySaturday from 9:30am to 5:30pm.

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CRAIGHEAD GREEN Gallery | New Texas Talent XXIV | Opening August 5th

CRAIGHEAD GREEN GALLERY PRESENTS

OPENING RECEPTION:

SATURDAY | AUGUST 5 | 5 – 8 PM

EXHIBITION RUN: AUGUST 5th – SEPTEMBER 2nd

2017 Juror : Katherine Wagner | CEO Business Council for the Arts
New Texas Talent is designed to introduce and promote emerging visual artists in the commercial market.  Each year hundreds of images are submitted for review.  The juror then selects artists to participate in the New Texas Talent exhibition.  Through their participation in the show, some artists have been offered representation by galleries and/or have been extended invitations for inclusion in future exhibitions.  The exhibition and its participants have also received media exposure in such publications as D Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, The Observer and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, A+C Magazine and many others.

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FEATURING
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Catherine Allen, Kelsey Baker, Clint Bargers, Chris Bingham, Ty Bishop, Celan Bouillet, Silas Breaux, Justin Burns, MP Callender, Jonas Criscoe, Lyndall Dye, Curtis Frederick, Francine Funke, Daryl Gannon, Gale Gibbs, Ronna Gilbert, Jeremias Guerrero, Gao Hang, Lan Hoang, Riley Holloway, Adam Knoche, Cynthia LaBuda, Charlotte Lindsey, Alejandro Macias, JD Moore, Laura Moore, Jeff Muncy, Shelby Orr, Gabrielle Castaneda Pruitt, Steve Quevedo, Gerda Reed, Tyler Robarge, Meagan Robson, Christian Rodriguez, Wendi Ruth, Phil Samson, Jeanne C Sanders, Sabine Senft, Maria Valentina Sheets, Sharon Shero, Rebecca Shewmaker, Erik Skjolsvik, Madelyn Sneed-Grays, Terri Thoman, Robertus van der Wege, Laura Vasyutynska, Simon Waranch, Utopia Weiner, & Lauren Yandell

With Gallery Picks: Daniel Brents, Nathalie Houghton, & Penelope Bisbee

Craighead Green Gallery
1011 Dragon St.
Dallas, TX  75207

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INCRESCENT: A VALA Collective at Blue House Too – reception Aug. 3

INCRESCENT: A VALA Collective

The Allen Arts Alliance is thrilled to announce the latest exhibit to be featured at the Blue House Too ArtSpace, it is the first show created and curated by the members of the Visual Arts League of Allen (VALA).

INCRESCENT which means: becoming gradually greater, growing and increasing in size, will showcase a wide variety of art in various media created by these members of the growing artist community that is VALA. 

Ashley Claes Kelly Steller Hrad Maureen Botello

Bill Carter Ken Byler

Cherie Fruehan Kristi Smithson

Christine Smith Lizzy Hicks

Daniel Moulden Marie Renfro

Dianita Vargas Pamela Van Laanen

Jacque Forsher Patricia McMillan

Julie Martin Terry Parshall

To find out more about VALA, become a member and learn of other exciting opportunities, check out the VALA website www.valatx.org

Join us for a pre-opening reception; get a sneak peek at the exhibit, meet the artists, and enjoy a glass of wine and light bites.  Thursday, August 3rd  from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Exhibit dates and location:

Friday, August 4, 2017- Sunday, September 3, 2017

Blue House Too ArtSpace – Watters Creek Center – 934 Watters Creek Blvd, Allen, TX 75013

www.bluehousetoo.org

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About the Allen Arts Alliance

The mission of the Allen Arts Alliance is to support and nurture our local arts and cultural groups as they present inspiring and entertaining experiences designed to enrich our community. Cultivating a vibrant community, bringing art to life.

 

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2017 IAA Printmaking, Collage & Assemblage Show call for art -registration closed

2017 IAA Printmaking, Collage & Assemblage Show call for art

Open call for artists in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. FREE to enter. Reserve your spot now – deadline is July 27. Space is limited, REGISTRATION CLOSED due to unexpectedly large response.

Gallery address: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1075 Puritan, Irving TX 75061

Calendar:
Deliver work to Gallery: Saturday, July 29 -10 am – 2 pm
Exhibit dates: July 30 – August 25, 2017
Reception: Sunday, August 6 2-4 pm
Pick up: Saturday, August 26 10 am – 2 pm

We’re looking for original hand-pulled prints, printed computer art, or collages created by the applying artist. Small assemblages that can be hung on the wall are also acceptable. No art over 20 lbs in weight or larger than 36″x36″. For complete details see theProspectus: 2017 Printmaking, Collage & Small Assemblage Prospectus

Images: Optional! Images may be used for publicity.

For questions, contact Linda Wood Shotwell at iaaexhibits@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

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CHAOS 2017 opens July 8 at Ro2 Art

Ro2 Art CHAOS 2017
opens Saturday night at 7pm!

Ro2 Art, 1501 S. Ervay St., Dallas, TX 75215

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Ro2 Art is thrilled to present CHAOS!!!!! 2017 – the 5th annual curated exhibition of small works by over 100 artists. The show will run from July 8 through August 19, 2017. There will be an opening reception held Saturday, July 8, from 7-10 pm at Ro2 Art, located at 1501 S. Ervay Street in The Cedars neighborhood near Downtown Dallas.

Hung salon-style, with the walls literally crawling with art, the show does feel a bit chaotic at first. After the initial shock wears off, the exhibition visually comes together, seamlessly incorporating artwork of various styles and media, all sized below 10 inches. As in previous years, the artists represented by the gallery are joined by invited guest artists, creating a dynamic unique to Ro2 Art’s CHAOS exhibition. While most of the exhibited artists are from Texas, there are also a number of notable artists from around the country, Canada, and overseas.

CHAOS is the not-to-be-missed summer exhibition!!!!!

ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Alchemystery, Karla Areli, Matt Bagley, Sibylle Bauer, Moni Bell, Allison Belliveau-Proulx, Michael Benson, Jim Bowman, Lynné Bowman Cravens, Gillian Bradshaw-Smith, Chris Bramel, Dario Buchelli, Mick Burson, Mark Burt, Angel Cabrales, Aimee Cardoso, Dwayne Carter, Chuck & George, Charles Clary, Ray-Mel Cornelius, Camilla Cowan, Ken Craft, Lauren Cross, Bernardo Diaz, Chance Dunlap, Doug Dunlop, Erika Duque, Diane Durant, Cuyler Etheredge, Gary Farrelly, Nancy Ferro, Cheryl Finfrock, Rachel Fischer, Steven Foutch, Adam Benjamin Fung, Devyn Gaudet, Adam W. George, Danielle Georgiou, Joshua Goode, Lisa Graziotto, TJ Griffin, Lily Hanson, Terry Hays, Kelsey Anne Heimerman, Barbara Horlander, Kelly Ingleright-Telgenhoff, Kathleen Janvier, Thor Johnson, Bella Jones, Brian Keith Jones, Jennifer Jones, Susan Kaiser, Sonali Khatti, Bumin Kim, Adam Knoche, Tuba Öztekin Köymen, Kelly Kroener, Anita Kunz, Shua Kwon, Doug Land, Josh Land, Dee Lara, Julia Ledyard, Peggy Lee, Yuni Lee, Bonny Leibowitz, Casey Leone, Melanie Wade Leslie, Julie Libersat, Dannie Liebergot, Peter Ligon, Xiao Liu, Seth Lorenz, Emily Loving, Max Manning, Andrew Manocheo, Lucas Martell, Kai Peter Martin, Scogin Mayo, Cyn McCurry, Phillip McEachern, Julia McLain, Tina Medina, Vicki Meek, Teresa Megahan, Cathey Miller, Eliana Miranda, Cynthia Ann Miró, Rachel Muldez, Robin Myrick, Tamar Navama, Jeane Neal, Sharon Neel-Bagley, Madelyn Sneed-Grays, Adam Neese, Adam Palmer, Jeff Parrott, Alexander Paulus, DJ Perera, Alvaro Perez, Cassie Phan, Julon Pinkston, Teresa Rafidi, Robin Ragin, Fari Rahimi, Chris Rahmeh, Alexander Kai Revier, Jason Reynaga, Kathy Robinson-Hays, Patricia Rodriguez, Patty Rooney, Danny Rose, Julie Ross, Mark Ross, Kiran Sattar, Bruce Schiefelbein, Brian Scott, Jessica Simorte, Brad Ford Smith, Austin Sparks, Erica Stephens, Kate Stipp, Carroll Swenson-Roberts, John Alexander Taylor, Benjamin Terry, Terri Thoman, Narong Tintamusik, Julia L. Trinh, Fabiola Valenzuela, Bernardo Vallarino-Portela, Britain Nicole Venner, Marilyn Waligore, Peggy Wauters, Joachim West, Scott Winterrowd, James Zamora . . . and more!

Ro2 Art
1501 S. Ervay St.
Dallas, TX 75215

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Bivins Gallery Group Show: Summer 2017

Bivins Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Bivins Gallery Group Show: Summer 2017, on view from July 15 through September 9, 2017.

Featuring works from a diverse roster of globally and historically significant artists, as well as carefully selected, cutting-edge talent, this exhibition fosters a dialogue that bridges the boundaries of past and future. The show will feature a varied array of works from a range of mediums, including sculpture, painting, photography, and video.

BIVINS GALLERY
http://www.bivinsgallery.com/

300 Crescent Court
Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75201
Telephone: 214.272.2795
art@bivinsgallery.com

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The O’Keefe Studio Center: Advanced Studio Seminar

Introducing a new and exciting program…

The Advanced Studio Seminar

Fall 2017 – Spring 2018

This seminar is ideal for the artist looking to develop a more advanced, focused and personal studio practice. During this 6 month program, participants will develop a strong, well-considered body of work. Participants will benefit from the influence of various critiques with reputable visiting artists, multiple pier reviews, scheduled community work times at The O’Keefe Studio Center, reading assignments, writing assignments, a professional development crash course, and ongoing conversation and critique with the seminars primary adviser, Michael O’Keefe. This program will culminate with an exhibition highlighting a comprehensive selection of each participants work made during the time of the program. There are no requisites for this program; participants simply must be serious and committed to developing their artistic desires.

Cost: $1,350

What you get:

– Six months of weekly community work time at The O’Keefe Studio Center (36hrs)

– Twelve hours of group critique and discussion with Michael O’Keefe

– Two one-on-one critiques with Michael O’Keefe

– A professional development crash course

– Five 3-hour group critiques with reputable visiting artists

– The benefits of suggested reading assignments and prescribed writing exercises

– Participation in a group exhibition in a unique space in the Cedars neighborhood, south of downtown Dallas, highlighting a selection of each participants body of work.

Participants will meet on four Thursday evenings each month, from 6:00 – 9:00pm,starting in Sept., 2017, at The O’Keefe Studio Center. The program will run through March, 2018. Exhibition in April.  December will be a month off.

On the following dates participants will have group or one-on-one critiques with Michael O’Keefe: 9/7/17, 10/5/17, 11/2/17, 1/4/18, 2/1/18, 3/1/18.

On the following dates participants will have group critiques with visiting artists:10/19/17, 11/16/17, 1/18/18, 2/15/18, 3/22/18.

On the following dates participants will have work time amongst their piers at the Studio Center: 9/14/17, 9/21/17, 9/28/17, 10/12/17, 10/26/17, 11/9/17, 11/30/17,1/11/18, 1/25/18, 2/8/18, 2/22/18, 3/8/18, 3/29/18.

The group exhibition will be held in April, 2018, in a unique location in the Cedars neighborhood, south of downtown Dallas. The exhibition dates and times are yet to be determined.

Interested individuals should submit a short letter of interest (via email), briefly describing their artistic background, their artistic and professional goals and their general hopes for participation in the Advanced Studio Seminar. If it is determined that the interested individual is a good fit for the program, they will receive an invitation to join.

The seminar will have a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 10 participants.

Contact Michael O’Keefe for additional information or to submit your letter of interest:mokeefesculpture@mac.com or (972) 528-0309

Tuition Due Dates:

A non-refundable deposit of $400 will hold your spot

$500 Due by 8/24/17

Remaining balance of $450 due by 12/14/17

theokeefestudio.com

The full schedule for all special topic classes and workshops for Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 will be announced next week.  Stay tuned as we have planned many exciting opportunities and great workshops with wonderful instructors!
Weekly Figure Drawing Classes are ongoing through the summer!
The Friday Open class is ongoing through the summer – see the website for more information!
The O’Keefe Studio Center
580 W. Arapaho Suite 290 Richardson, TX 75080

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2017 Hot and Sweaty: The Open Show opens June 10 at 500X

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Hot and Sweaty: The Open Show

June 10th – 25th, 2017
Opening Reception: June 10th, 2017 | 7-10 pm

Hot & Sweaty is 500X’s annual non-juried open exhibition. With this show, we are proud to give local artists a venue to exhibit and express their unique voice. The show runs from June 10th through June 25th.  Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, June 10th, from 7-10pm.

500X Gallery
500 Exposition Avenue, Dallas TX  500X

 

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Dallas Contemporary Art Show: Conception Arts call for artists

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CALL FOR ARTISTS!!!

Show will be held on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 @ Community Beer Co., located at 1530 Inspiration Dr #200, Dallas, TX 75207, from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Live music and food truck.

Looking for: fine art painting, fine art drawing, mixed media, fiber arts, fine art/nature/concept photography, sculpture, metal works, unique handcrafted jewelry, textile/fabric art, folk art, pottery, wood crafting, up-cycled/re-purposed art and glass works

Please visit www.conceptionarts.com, select the Submit your Work button, then select Artist Registration. There is no cost to apply. One artist will be presented with our Award of Excellence by a private panel of judges.

Conception exhibits have been featured in The Wall St. Journal, Dallas Patron Magazine and ABC News and offer collectors the opportunity to purchase work directly from local artists at the tipping point of their career.

Visit us on Facebook at Facebook.com/conceptionevents as well as Instagram at www.instagram.com/conceptionartists/

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HINTERLAND opening June 11 at Webb Gallery in Waxahachie

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HINTERLAND

Prince Zaar – Dan Phillips – Rich Cali – Anthony Dominguez

upstairs gallery – Robert Ryan

            June 11 – August 6, 2017

opening celebration party:  Sunday, June 11th, 4-7pm 

 sponsored by Chango Loco Mezcal

  with Peruvian Chica music by Los Mosaics

at Webb Gallery in downtown Waxahachie, Texas – 209 W. Franklin – 75165 – (972)938-8085webbartgallery.com

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Prince Zaar chose not to stay in the Royalty lineup in Camaroon, but to continue his work in sacred geometry and criminal justice in the US.  He uses ink to execute large scrolls he refers to as trianglerism which are intense, beautiful, and psychedelic.

Rich Cali works with ink on vintage paper recording images from his soul and subconscience with direct subjects transformed to read as elegant autobiographic imagery.

Dan Phillips works with gouache on paper which express his talent as a furniture maker. Simplistic graceful femininity subjects float on his paper.

Anthony Dominguez worked on the streets of NY with dark fabrics and simple uncommon materials such as white-out.  He worked on pieces he could roll and transport for a mobile work space.  His work is allegories from his thoughts about the timeless and repeated state of man and the world.

Robert Ryan is a tattoo artist from New Jersey who when not tattooing is working to maintain clarity and an enlightened state of the mind with his teacher in India.  His work in ink describes this journey.

All five artists are working or have worked within what we would call “the HINTERLAND” – an area lying beyond what is visible or known.

 

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Untitled (geometric) by Prince Zaar – ink on paper – 30 x 39”  nd

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Julie & Bruce Webb
webb gallery
waxahachie texas
webbartgallery.com

 

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Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape at the Irving Arts Center

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April 22July 9, 2017

A group exhibition featuring eight artists who, through photography, drawings, paintings, and sculptures, explore the profoundly mysterious, elusive and imaginary qualities of the natural world and our relationship with it. http://www.irvingartscenter.com/event/resonance-and-memory-the-essence-of-landscape-irving-arts-center/Artists: Kathleen Elliot, Sandra Gottlieb, J.J. L’Heureux, John Lyon Paul, Rebeca Calderón Pittman, Gerry Tuten, Gail Watkins, and Martin Weinstein.

Gallery Admission is FREE Gallery Hours:

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.

Irving Arts Center
Dupree Lobby
3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062

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DOUBLE EDGED opens May 13 & PLANTASTIC May 18 at Circuit 12

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DOUBLE EDGED // A SUMMER GROUP SHOW

CIRCUIT12 PRESENTS A SUMMER GROUP SHOW OF NEW WORKS BY NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES AND DFW BASED ARTISTS:
REVOK, RACHEL OWENS, PAUL ANTHONY SMITH, LAUREN SILVA, KRIS PIERCE, JIMMY BAKER, MANNY PRIERES AND AMBER RENAYE.

ON VIEW MAY 13 – JULY 29, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017. 6 – 9 PM
CIRCUIT12 CONTEMPORARY, 1811 E. LEVEE ST, DALLAS TX 75207

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, IMAGES, OR QUESTIONS CONTACT
INFO@CIRCUIT12.COM | t: GALLERY 214-760-1212

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PLANTASTIC // A POP UP EXHIBITION

CIRCUIT12 & PRIMER PRESENT A POP UP EXHIBITION BY SHAMSY ROOMIANI

THURSDAY MAY 18, 2017 6 – 9 PM
CIRCUIT12 CONTEMPORARY, 1811 E. LEVEE ST, DALLAS TX 75207

Dallas’ floral goddess Shamsy Roomiani is sprouting at Circuit12 for her pop up exhibition PLANTASTIC May 18, 6pm. The exhibition will feature new work, fluorescent Shamstones, nature Specimens, plants and the release of a limited edition book published by Circuit12, signed and numbered by the artist.

Shamsy Roomiani is native Texas visual artist who is inspired by the natural world. She received a Fine Arts degree in Printmaking and a BA in Marketing from The University of North Texas. She works in various art forms such as printmaking, drawing, sculpture, and installation art. In addition to being a maker, Shamsy teaches workshops in DFW and hosts print and paper related events for companies such as the Nasher Sculpture Center, Neiman Marcus, West Elm, and NorthPark Center. She has been featured in The Dallas Morning News, The North Texan, The Star Telegram, DMagazine, and the Observer. Her most recent solo exhibition was Botanica Spectrum at Eastfield College in January 2017.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, IMAGES, OR QUESTIONS CONTACT
INFO@CIRCUIT12.COM | t: GALLERY 214-760-1212

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1811 Levee Street

Dallas, TX 75207

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The Neighbor’s Weeds opens May 5 at CentralTrak

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The Neighbor’s Weeds

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 6th from 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Please join us for the opening reception of The Neighbor’s Weeds, a group exhibition considering our current social and political state with subtlety and humor — a glance across the fence.

Participating artists: Xtine Burrough, Ariel R Comstock, Frank Dufour, Francis Eyth, Nathan Grande, Clayton Harper, Paiva Homsi, Ritwik Kaikini, Ferreira, Jessica Paige Shipley, and Dean Terry.
Curated by Dr. Frank Dufour.

Exhibition will run May 6th through May 27th in our CentralTrak gallery and hallway.

 

"The Neighbor's Weeds" image courtesy of B.K.S.

“The Neighbor’s Weeds” image courtesy of B.K.S.

CentralTrak

 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts by building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas.

800 Exposition Ave.
Dallas, TX 75226
Gallery hours: Saturdays Noon – 5pm or by appointment
(214) 824-9302centraltrak@gmail.com

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thegallery8680| Through the Eye of the Lens May 5

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thegallery8680 presents Through the Eye of the Lens

On Friday May 5th @ 7pm the gallery is opening its doors to photography a  collection of work of artists that have seen the world through the lens of a camera. We are sharing this view with you. 
We hope you can join us as we;  the gallery and all its crew can introduce you to life through | the eye of the lens.

robyn parker feehan
creative director
thegallery8680
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8680main street frisco,tx.75034
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