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Patricia Grimaldos and Christie Neale: Art Exhibition at West 7th. Reception Dec. 5


Brandi C. Art Gallery

827 Currie Street Fort Worth, Tx 76107

Reception with Artists:

Patricia Grimaldos and Christie Neale



Saturday December 5th, 2015

5:00pm till 10:00pm

Complimentary Wine and Hors d’oeuvres


December 5, 2015 Trough January 30, 2016

Friday and Saturday 6:00pm – 10:00pm





Submitted by Patricia Grimaldos. Email: pxgrim9@gmail.com

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Holiday Bizzare at the Uptown Downtown Art Gallery Dec. 5


the Uptown Downtown Art Gallery and Studio | 301 N. San Jacinto | Rockwall | TX | 75087


Exhibiting artists: Rex Millder, Julie Reiter, Donna Nelson, Pamela Griffen & Carole Wolanow

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Creativity and Wellness Center – Holiday Classes, Gift Certificates & Open House

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Carve out a couple of hours to just relax and create this holiday season at The Creativity and Wellness Center in Fort Worth!  You can register for our classes by going to our website: http://www.creativityandwellnesscenter.com/classes.html or by calling us at 651-492-6790

New Holiday-themed Classes:

  • In our Painting with Mindfulness class, adults can escape their sense of pressure, quiet their mind and focus on the joyful, relaxing feeling of painting a whimsical, holiday scene!  Offered Tuesdays 10-noon, Wednesdays 1-3 and Saturdays 1-3. The cost is $35 per person for a two-hour class – supplies are included. Groups are welcome.
  • Now through the end of the year, we are offering a fun and memorable “Make Christmas Tree Ornaments” class for parents and kids!  Offered Saturdays from 10-noon, you will make four ornaments together.  If you have additional time when your ornaments are finished, you can work on making customized gift tags.  The cost is $40 per adult/child materials are included.

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Other Creative Classes:

  • Painting with Intention:  Quiet your mind and learn how to paint an abstract painting of a pleasant feeling or emotion for your home or workplace.  Offered Wednesdays 10-noon, Thursdays 6-8 and Fridays 10-noon.  The cost is $35 per person for a two-hour class – supplies are included. Groups are welcome.
  • Inspired: Bring 5-7 quotes, notes, bible verses, photos etc. that you personally find inspiring and learn to make a fun and uplifting mixed-media collage with them.   Class offered Tuesdays 6-8, Thursdays 10-noon and Fridays 1-3.  The cost is $35 per person for a two-hour class – supplies are included. Groups are welcome.

Creative Gifts:

  • Looking to give a CREATIVE GIFT this holiday season?  We have gift certificates available!  You can stop in our studio to purchase them, or pay over the phone and we can mail them to you – no shopping involved!

Open House:

  • We will be having an open house Saturday, December 12 from 10-2 during the Race Street Open Market event.  The first 15 people will receive a $5 gift certificate to use toward one of our classes, so be sure to stop by!  We are located at 2911 Race Street, in Fort Worth.

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The Upstairs Gallery Christmas Show Nov. 21


 A choir of angels welcomes you to…


The Art of Christmas Giving
November 21, 2015
12:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
 Art to wear
Art to set your table
Art to deck your halls

On December 12, get into the spirit – 
“When what to my wondering eyes did appear – ?But poets and singers with wonders to hear!7:009:00 pm – words spoken and sung with
Opalina Salas & friends.  Open mic

Books for sale from Cliff Notes

Christmas Gift certificates available by phone for all our classes


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Art Hunger’s Giftmas Dec. 16


Till the season for helping out local artists as well as purchasing fresh works just in time for the holidays. Most of the art is under 50$, and the Usual has some one of a kind drinks. Perfect combination, so join us for the Art Hunger “Giftmas”. Dec. 16, 2015 7-10pm at the Usual Bar, 1408 W. Magnolia Ave. in Fort  Worth.



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Workshop Updates & Gifts from the Upstairs Gallery





In the morning you draw to discover the
possibilities for your painting. vernart

In the afternoon,
Vern will guide you through the beginning, middle, end, and what he calls the coda of the painting process.

TIME: 9:30 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.

FEE: $40
SUPPLIES: Bring your acrylic paints and
canvas as well as a drawing tablet
and a charcoal pencil.



We still have places in Doug Walton’s  New Year’s Encounter, January 2, 3, & 4, 2015.

If you haven’t signed up yet, call or email us. 817,277.6961


Doug tells me that in this workshop he will be sharing a new approach to creating abstract imagery with tissue paper, latex and freezer paper-and then incorporating these abstract “skins” into painted compositions, “resulting,” says Douglas, “in images of the 21st century.” Sounds fascinating, doesn’t it?
You should bring enough watercolor paper or canvases for each day. You don’t really need to bring anything else but brushes. (Doug likes the Purdy brushes from Lowes.) Doug is providing his pallet of latex house paints.  He asks for $5 a day to cover his cost for paints and the other materials you will need.


ACCOMMODATIONS: The Thornton Inn is a charming and up-to-date bed-and-breakfast a walkable three blocks from the Gallery. Terry and Sunny Graham, the owners and managers, are offering a special rate for those attending the workshop, and the egg rolls are delicious. They’ll even give you a ride to the Gallery if you don’t want to walk.
The Thornton Inn Bed & Breakfast
719 W. Abram St
Arlington, TX





 The Art of Christmas Giving,

DEC. 6-24

one-of-a-kind gift ideas
gift certificates for classes.
Gift certificates are available year-round for all of our classes.


Art, Framing and Classes in Arlington Since 1967 


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December at the Tyler Museum of Art


December 13-Family Day

Casting CallStop by the Museum on Saturday, December 13 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. for Family Day.

Come enjoy free art activities related to Flow into the Mystic: Marriage and the Contemporary Artist and light refreshments in the TMA Classroom.

Image: Benito Huerta (b. 1952)
Casting Call
, 1995-2012
Oil on canvas, 78 x 53 in. Courtesy of the artist

December 15-Seniors’ Day
Seniors are invited to enjoy a special day at the Museum on Monday, December 15. Seniors can enjoy Flow into the Mystic: Marriage and the Contemporary Artist from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free guided tours of the exhibition start at 10:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.

December 18-Members’ Preview & Reception
TMA Members are invited for a first look at Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War from the George Eastman House Collection and The American Civil War’s Impact on Tyler from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 18.

To become a member, visit www.tylermuseum.org or call (903) 595-1001 today.

December 19-Between the States opens

Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War from the George Eastman House Collection and The American Civil War’s Impact on Tyler opens to the public on Friday, December 19. Admission is free courtesy of generous underwriting.

Between the States provides an encyclopedic overview of the war through photography. At the same time, The American Civil War’s Impact on Tyler spotlights the local community’s involvement in the war effort.

Image: Confederate Soldiers Monument, Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Tx

December 24/25-Museum closed
The TMA will be closed on Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25 for the holidays. The Museum will reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 26.

December 31-Museum closed
The TMA will be closed on Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday, January 1 for the holidays. The Museum will reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 2, 2015.

The Perfect Gift
Still looking for that perfect gift this holiday season?

Then give the gift of art – with an annual membership to the TMA!

Membership levels are available to fit any budget, and come with an array of benefits you won’t find anywhere else – free admission, parties, special events and much more! To give a Tyler Museum of Art membership this season, call Jon Perry at (903) 595-1001 ext. 210 or give online at www.tylermuseum.org.

In the case…

Christopher RadkoDo not miss your chance to see the lobby case filled with hand-painted, mouth-blown holiday ornaments and decor by Christopher Radko from the collection of Verna Hall.

The case features a festive grouping of select pieces from Mrs. Hall’s personal collection. The display will be on view through the beginning of the New Year.

Image: Display of Christopher Radko pieces from Verna Hall’s collection
The Tyler Museum of Art is supported by
its Members, Tyler Junior College and the City of Tyler.
For more information on becoming a Member, please visitwww.tylermuseum.org or call (903) 595-1001 today!


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Artists’ Showplace Holiday Sidewalk Sale Dec. 6


Holiday Sidewalk Sale

Original Art & Holiday Gift Items

Sidewalk items $99 and Under!

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, 11:00AM-3:00PM

The sale will be setup on the sidewalks outside the gallery. The tables will have the artists and artisans on hand to help you in your selections. If there is inclement weather we will move the sale into the gallery. Enjoy the great opportunity to get good deals as well as browse the Gallery for other gift ideas. www.theartistsshowplace.com


Artists’ Showplace Gallery

15615 Coit Rd, #230

Dallas, TX 75248

Southwest Corner of Arapaho & Coit Roads

The Shops at Spanish Village


Gallery Hours: 11 am – 5 pm

Tuesday – Saturday

or by Appointment


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Buy a Local Art Calendar!

Each year local artists create beautiful art calendars that make special gifts or wonderful accessories to put on your wall. Local artist groups also publish calendars as fundraisers. Support the local creation of art by buying these calendars. Email moderator@artgroupsdfw.com if you would like to add your calendar to the list.

Darla Bostick



Sharon Giles



Suzy ‘Pal’ Powell




This calendar is the only fundraiser for the Visual Arts Society of Texas in Denton.  They are $11 and can be obtained from The Chestnut Tree, Oxide Gallery and at the VAST meeting.  Jo Williams is happy to sell them from her home or car!  Support VAST; Call 940-453-0817.
Reception for the VAST Calendar Exhibit is Thurs., December 11, 5 – 6:30pm

Exhibit on display until January 9, 2014 at The Chestnut Tree, 107 W. Hickory Street, Denton, TX


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Holiday Presence 10 opens Dec. 4 at Kettle Art


Kettle Art proudly presents our tenth annual holiday gift show “Holiday Presence 10”, opening on Thursday, December 4, 7:00-10:00pm. This exhibit will run through Wednesday, December 24, and will feature small works and unique, artisan-crafted gifts made exclusively by local artists, including Richard Ross, Judith Lea Perkins, Brad Albright, Emily Hawkins, Clint Scism, Megan Petasky, Clay Stinnett, Michael Francis, Jody Pham, Cabe Booth, Corey Godfrey, Richard Andrew Sharum, Justin Clumpner, Larry Carey, Patricia Rodriguez, Nick Glenn, and more, with most pieces under $100.00. In light of the holiday season, all pieces are ‘cash (or charge!) & carry’.

Expect to see plenty of special announcements posted, such as artists on hand doing ‘artsy things’, updates on new items, impromptu parties, and extended hours throughout this exhibit. Be sure to stay ‘in the know’ by checking in often on our facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/497250047084912/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Kettle Art began its mission in 2005, a year that also introduced Art Conspiracy and The Lollipop Shoppe. There must have been something in the air that year as these three preeminent showcases all evolved into forces to be reckoned with. From the very beginning, Kettle has maintained two overall objectives: to offer local creatives a place to exhibit; and to rejuvenate the artistic roots in the Deep Ellum neighborhood. Throughout the years, we have hosted over 140 exhibitions, in various media, featuring only North Texas artists. This averages out to one show every three weeks, with over $200,000.00 going directly into the pockets of local artists.

Join us during “Holiday Presence 10” as we enter our tenth year of celebrating the amazing local artists who make our art scene one of the most vibrant in the country!

Kettle Art Gallery

Deep in the Art of Ellum
2650-B Main Street
Dallas, TX 75226
Founded in historic Deep Ellum in 2005, Kettle Art Gallery is committed to nurturing emerging and mid-career North Texas visual artists.
Over the years, Kettle has been the recipient of numerous awards and designations including: USA Today’s 10 Best Art Galleries in Dallas; Dallas Observer’s Readers’ Choice for Best Art Gallery; and Dallas A-List’s Best Art Gallery. National, regional, and online publication mentions include:

 Juxtapoz, USA Today, ArtPlace America, Art News, Glasstire, Southern Living, Dallas Morning News, Art&Seek, Modern Luxury, D Magazine, Dallas Observer, CultureMap, CraveDFW, Dallas Voice, You+Dallas, and Central Track. 

In September 2014, Kettle Art’s founder Frank Campagna was named one of “The Dallas 40”, a list recognizing Dallas citizens who have made a remarkable impact on the city, in celebration of D Magazine’s 40th anniversary.


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Blue Yule at the MAC Dec. 5

The PARTY is

Friday, December 5th | 5:30-7:30



But You Have Plenty of Time to Finish or Start It!

DEC 1 & 2 (Monday and Tuesday) 11am – 6pm

DEC 3 & 4 (Wednesday and Thursday) 11am – 9pm

And remember! Ornament donors will receive a complimentary
Artist Level membership to The MAC!
Contact Paloma Hinahon at paloma@the-mac.org for additional information or questions.


We will be working all week to get ready!
(decorating, lighting, elf stuff..)
Please consider volunteering anytime during the week,
During the Blue Yule Party!Thanks!


Crappity Elves!

Ro2 Art is pleased to invite you to our Blue Yule after-party, featuring Brian K. Jones solo show in the Ro2 Loo, where he presents his infamous “Crappity Elves” — new paintings to be used for his 2015 card series will be unveiled and available for purchase.  In the main gallery, ON PAPER is on view, featuring new work by Gary Farrelly, Joshua Goode, Antonine Gougeau, Timothy Harding, Kathy Robinson-Hays, and Brian Scott.

Please join us from 8pm-10pm after the Blue Yule festivities have come to an end!  Refreshments will be served.


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Holiday Shopping at the Craft Guild of Dallas


From shopping to wrapping, let us help you complete your holiday gift list!

Discover a range of one-of-a-kind works of art and craft that gift recipients and collectors alike will treasure. The Store at the Craft Guild of Dallas features unique, handcrafted works of jewelry, glass, pottery, sculpture, hand-bound books, paintings, drawings, photography, and fiber art. Stop by to see the selection and receive free gift wrapping on your holiday purchases at the Craft Guild of Dallas.

We are open this Friday and Saturday so start early and support local by shopping small businesses this season!

The Store hours are: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Craft Guild of Dallas

P: 972-490-0303     F: 972-490-0304

Teaching the Arts Since 1948

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Irving Arts Center Holiday Festivities

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Holiday Family Funday
Double Feature 

Presented by Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur, Irving TX

Although the space for the annual  Christmas Tree exhibit has been inhabited by the spectacular Peruvian Gold Exhibit, the festivities will still go on!


Dec 6, 2014      2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 
Dec 13, 2014      12:00 PM – 4:00 PM 
Dec 20, 2014      2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Price: Free – Held in the IAC meeting rooms

December 6th, 2-4 p.m.:  Ear Spools and Ornaments
Visit the creation station and make your own ear spools and ornaments inspired by those in the Peruvian Gold* exhibition and create a holiday greeting card or craft with the Irving Art Association.

BONUS EVENT: December 13th, 12 noon- 4pm
The Irving Arts Center shines with holiday spirit in celebration of the Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed exhibition. Enjoy performances, meet Santa Claus for a photo op and enjoy art work by Irving ISD elementary students. Kids can take a train ride in the Sculpture Garden and make holiday-themed art projects and greeting cards. Complimentary refreshments. Aslo creating holiday greeting cards or crafts with the Irving Art Association.

December 20th, 2-4 p.m.: Making Crowns and Jewelry

Making Crowns and Jewelry inspired by the Peruvian Gold* exhibition and creating holiday greeting cards or crafts with the Irving Art Association.


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El Centro College PSSA Craft Show Dec. 4


El Centro College PSSA Craft Show

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 8:30am – 4pm

El Centro College Student Center
801 Main St., Dallas TX

Vendor Applications deadline Nov. 26, 2014
Booth fees:
6′ table and chairs $50 OR 6′ tables and chairs $75
This fee includes table, two chairs, and limited electricity.
view application   contact KerriSmith@dcccd.edu


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Ornament Drive at The MAC!


Friday, December 5th | 5:30-7:30



Dear Friends,

As we wrap up our 20th anniversary celebration, including  the second amazing retrospective exhibition, which opened on Saturday, November 8, we are now gearing up for the 19th Annual Blue Yule Artists Party and Ornament Sale onFriday, December 5 from 5:30  – 7:30. Not only is Blue Yule our favorite holiday tradition, it is our most significant fundraiser with all proceeds funding The MAC’s 2015 Artistic and Educational Programming. Eat, drink, mingle, and bid on items in a bountiful silent auction. This year enjoy live music by Denton’s finest bluegrass band Boxcar Bandits and cocktails provided by Bombay Sapphire!

Founded by the late great arts patron Nancy Hanley, Blue Yule showcases a fabulous array of ornaments from emerging and established artists alike. We invite you to create and donate a hand-made ornament – or two or three – for this important fundraising event and help us to continue the services The MAC provides to the Dallas community. Funds raised from Blue Yule benefit all of our educational and artistic events – free and open to the public throughout the year. The MAC rewards those who contribute an ornament with a one-year Artist Level Membership to The MAC ($30 value).

Ornament drop-off dates are December 1-2 from 11am-6pm and December 3-4 from 11am-9pm.
It’s not too late to be good!
Start working on yours today!

Contact Paloma Hinahon at paloma@the-mac.org for more information.



Susan Matusewicz  and Sally Francis                             Charlene Rathburn

Blue Yule Co-Chairs                                                               Interim Director

About The MAC

Established in 1994, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist’s role in society providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. The MAC is a member of Dallas Art Dealers Association and The Uptown Association.

The MAC is open Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 9pm

Contact: Paloma Hinahon

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary

3120 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75204





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Fresh Paint Holiday Open House Nov. 23


Holiday Open House this Sunday

Join me this Sunday afternoon from 2-5pm at my first annual Holiday Open Studio. I’ll have fun music, hot and cold drinks, and good nibbles, while we chill in the 70-degree weather (sounds so good right now).

If you see something you like, there’s no need to only window shop, because I’ve got lots of great items between $20 – 50.  I’ll have some of my new tote bags in stock, plus a collection of brand new mixed media works — already framed and ready to hang. I’ll also have many of my larger paintings 15% off for the open house, so this is your time to catch a great deal.

Misty Oliver

7644 Williams Ave., Frisco TX 75033 http://freshpaints.com/



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Earth to Art Holiday Open House Nov. 22


Earth to Art Pottery Studio & Gallery

Celebrating 20 Years in Clay

Holiday Open House – Nov. 22, 11am – 5pm

5660 Veal Station Rd, Weatherford, TX

Carolyn Young invites you to take a drive in the country,

Tour the new studio, shop for unique gifts & sample some sweet treats!

BONUS:  Pick up a map to Ken Orr’s Studio Open House the same day 1-7pm.

FLYER: 2014 Open House

Carolyn Bernard Young

Native American Clay Artist

Earth to Art Studio & Gallery, Weatherford, TX





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