Tag: Irving TX

Francys Flanagan Oil Workshops June 2 & 9 in Irving

FRANCYS FLANAGAN

STILL LIFE & PORTRAIT OIL WORKSHOPS

Saturday, June 2 & 9, 2018

$75/day or $150 for both days
(20% discount for IAA members – $60/day or $120 for both days)
Note: $25/day is the nonrefundable deposit portion

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association

REGISTER NOW – Pay with PayPal or a check.

Questions? Contact Workshop Chair Jane Kahler at janekahlerart@gmail.com

Francys’ paintings have a unique style, elegance, and technique. She blends realism with impressionism, uses bright colors, and creates soft edges. Her glazing technique was first developed by the old masters. She is a well-known demonstrator and workshop instructor in the North Texas area.

Artist’s Statement

 “Words, strung like pearls on a page paint a picture. Music tells the soul a story. Colours and shapes on a canvas make the heart sing. Three doors into a magical and lovely place that God’s gift, imagination, allows us to enter. As a child I strolled at will through these doors and lived in that place. As I “grew up”, I never left it. 

In 1977 God gave me another gift in the person of artist Dick Turner. Dick gave a fortunate few the tools needed in order to use paint and canvas to take others into that world of beauty and peace. A world that might catch at your imagination and cause you to ask, “What if…..”

From the time I was a small girl I knew I would be an artist.  I just didn’t know what kind.  I read book after book about painters, musicians, dancers, and writers.  Then in 1977, through the chance meeting with artist Dick Turner, I knew that I too would be a painter.

I immersed myself, soul and body, in that pursuit.  I studied with Dick from 1977 until 1982, taking 5 and 6 classes a week at his private art school in Houston.  I have also received instruction from William Reese, William Henry Earle, Carolyn Anderson, Greg Kreutz, Roberta Carter Clark, Ray Vinella, Jean Chambers, Scott Burdick and Daniel Greene.

I also teach in my home studio and am available for club demonstrations in the Dallas metroplex area.

For more about Francys, see her website https://www.francysflanaganartist.com

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/classes-workshops/francys-flanagan-oil-workshops-june-2-9-in-irving/

Pooran Lashini workshop: Geometric Patterns in Middle Eastern Art & Culture Sept. 1 &2

Patterns in Middle Eastern Art & Culture

Workshop by Pooran Lashini

Saturday, September 1st & Sunday, September 2nd, 2018  9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association. Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061

Cost: $60 for two days – handouts included. Both days include geometric forms design – day 1 is drawing; day 2 is coloring.

Supply list: available upon registration or you may pay the instructor for the cost of art materials used at the workshop on the first day of the workshop. (approx. $14)

REGISTER NOW

Geometric patterns are a prevailing motif in and Middle Eastern pattern culture. They are found in Middle Eastern miniatures paintings, architecture, Metal, glass, woodcarving, and calligraphy work. Geometric ornamentation in Middle Eastern Art includes two-dimensional patterns on flat and curved surfaces, and three-dimensional so-called muqarnas-structures, mostly in the interior of domes. Most of the famous patterns are based on squares, octagons, equilateral triangles and hexagons. In the Eastern Middle Eastern world, especially in Iran, one often finds more complicated patterns based on pentagons, decagons, and even heptagons and nonagons. There is still a living tradition in Middle Eastern geometric design that inspires modern artists.

Workshop Description:
The aim of the proposed workshop is to bring together students of different backgrounds in order to discover the satisfaction that comes with the creation of designs through the use of two simple tools (a compass and a straightedge). By creating patterns themselves students will gain on understanding of geometry principles of the understanding grids and methods used by traditional Middle Eastern artists.

I hope to open the eyes of the speakers and participants to the many different branches of Middle Eastern art and material culture where geometric design plays a dominant role, and to gain insight into the traditions in which these patterns are created.

During the workshop, attention can also be paid to the design of new artistic patterns of the same types as the Traditional Medieval ones. The workshop will include discussions on the symbolic meanings of geometric Forms in Middle Eastern art and Middle East culture, but only on the basis of concrete and authentic Medieval textual documents.

List of materials/recommended reading will be provided by the Instructor.

Workshop Materials/ Textbook: Handouts of Geometric Patterns will be provided for your use onsite. $14 Material fees will be collected by the instructor at the first class for the use of paint, paper etc. Purchase of textbooks extra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


About the Instructor:

Iranian born, Pooran Lashini has been an active painter for more than twenty years. Growing up in Tehran, she was immersed in the rich culture of traditional Persian art, and classic Geometric forms. She has extensive background in painting and calligraphy with the particular methods of Middle Eastern Geometric art. With homage to her native heritage, she creates artwork that is truly unique in nature, as she marries tradition with a taste of the abstract, giving an alluring and captivating appeal to a classic Geometric art form. She has exhibited her works in many solos and group shows and has taught Geometric patterns workshop throughout the nation and internationally.

Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in “Aesthetic Studies and Philosophy of Ideas”. In addition to her artistic practice, she has written three books, and she is teaching Philosophy and History of art in colleges.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/classes-workshops/pooran-lashini-workshop-geometric-patterns-in-middle-eastern-art-culture-sept-1-2/

April 18th Receptions for “Results: Works from the UD Iron Pour” and “Interstices: Kelly O’Briant”

Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery at the University of Dallas: Please join us for 2 receptions in 1 night – April 18, 2018 5-7pm. For more information on all these events, email gallery@udallas.edu or call Christina Hayes Haley, the Gallery Manager at 972-721-5087.

Note: There is a lot of construction happening around us, so we are a little hard to find! If you have a smartphone enter 2910 Haggar Circle into Maps to find the Haggerty Art Village from there it is easy to find the Painting/Printmaking building.


Results: Works from the UD Iron Pour
April 12-22, 2018
Reception, April 18 | 5-7 p.m. with Introduction 5:45 p.m.
Thompson Loggia, Art History Building

In early March, an iron pour was held at on campus. With the help of the Texas Atomic Iron Pour Commission, 500 pounds of cast iron was broken and melted in an exciting fiery display. The event brought together artists, faculty, students, and spectators. All were there to watch the 2,500 degrees of molten iron pour from a cupola, or specifically designed furnace and into student and faculty made molds.

These molds were then cooled and broken open to reveal the results! Please join us to see the art that resulted from this fantastic project.

The UD Iron Pour was made possible with support from the Novinski Endowment, which generously supports programming in the arts.


Interstices | Kelly O’Briant
April 12-22, 2018
Reception, April 18 | 5-7 p.m. with artist talk 5:15 p.m.
Upper Gallery, Painting/Printmaking Gallery

Interstices is a unique glimpse into the many ways technology, science, and collaborative projects inform Kelly O’Briant’s art practice. O’Briant presents a series of interconnected small works created in gaps of time found between continuous projects and large exhibitions.

O’Briant is working with wildlife biologists and technicians in West Virginia and Virginia by using 3D printing to create decoys of Loggerhead Shrike birds for field research, she has been collaborating with ceramists in China, New York, and Texas to build an improved glaze test machine, and, closer to home, O’Briant is assisting The Cistercian Abbey Our Lady of Dallas to carry out a restoration project, on a colonial period crucifix, with artisans in Missouri.

The word “interstice” comes from the Latin “interstitium” which was derived from “inter” meaning “between” + “sistere” meaning “to stand” = to stand between. O’Briant demonstrates how the between spaces of art, research, and work can provide rich inspiration and opportunities for new works.

Please join us for the reception and hear more from Kelly O’Briant during her artist talk at 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 18.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/april-18th-receptions-for-results-works-from-the-ud-iron-pour-and-interstices-kelly-obriant/

Teta Smith demo on Abstraction April 17 in Irving

The April Irving Art Association Members Meeting will be held on the 3rd Tuesday evening, April 17 at 7pm. (The  gallery is closed on the 4th Tuesday for city maintenance this month.)

It will feature artist Teta Smith, who will give a demonstration on creating abstract paintings. In her words: “Have you ever wanted to know easy ways to start an abstract painting? Come to the meeting to find out. It will be either a fun, Abstract Demo or a complete failure. If it’s a failure, you’ll learn what not to do which is valuable as well. We’ll talk about inspiration, the 4 C’s, design, and guidelines and try to have fun in the process. You’ll leave with a handout that unlocks the quandary of where to begin an abstract painting.”

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Guests are welcome.  Directions.

About the Artist: TETA SMITH

Teta Smith, owner of Teta Smith Studio, paints luminescent contemporary paintings in watercolor, acrylic, collage, and oil with cold wax.“I create to involve the viewer by expressing emotions and intangible concepts, supported by strong design. My paintings take me to places that I can’t get to verbally, and convey so much that I can’t express in any other way. Phrases, brief comments, scripture or a scene, can touch me deeply and I feel compelled to paint it.”

Teta enjoys weaving in symbolism and avoids photo realism in her work, preferring the sort of elusive quality that prompts a closer look and viewer interpretation. Her love of color was rewarded when 3 of her paintings were featured in the book Confident Color by Nita Leland.“Teaching is so rewarding”says Teta. She teaches all levels of Watermedia, Collage and oil painting classes in her studio inThe Shops at Willow Bend.

Teta is an Associate member of National Watercolor Society, a Member of Southwestern Art Society, Richardson Civic Art Society, Art FocusXC and Collage Visual Arts. Over the years her work has been accepted and won numerous awards in juried exhibitions. She is a frequent workshop coordinator, demo artist and juror.

For more about Teta, see her website: http://tetasmithart.com/

 

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/meetings-demonstrations/teta-smith-demo-on-abstraction-april-17-in-irving/

2018 Celebrating Irving: A View from My Window – Reception & Geocaching Kickoff April 15

In conjunction with the Irving Heritage Society‘s Celebrating Irving event, Irving Art Association is again hosting exhibits at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts and the West Irving Library. The title of this year’s exhibit is “A View from My Window”.

For this exhibit we encouraged the community to create artwork depicting scenes or activities from this region of the country similar to the type of work created by Regionalist artist Grant Wood. We are happy to announce that more than 100 artists have contributed work for the exhibits this year, including 81 children through the IPAR recreation centers. See the Brochure for a list of artists, volunteers, sponsors and activities: IAA2018CelebrateIrvingExhibitBrochure

The artwork will hang in galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts from April 1 – April 27 and at the West Irving Library from March 25 – May 27.

The Artist Reception and Geocaching Kickoff will be on Sunday, April 15 at 2-4 pm. Everyone is invited!

The program will include certificates for everyone who participated, snacks, photo opportunities, and a family art activities table. Our local “Grant Wood” will present certificates (not the real Grant Wood but his artistic surrogate.) The Boy Scouts will also explain how to participate in the Celebrating Irving Geocaching activity.

Exhibit Locations:
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061
. Exhibit dates: April 1 – 27 
Reception, Sun. Apr. 15 2-4pm
West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving 75062 (near the intersection of Rochelle & Esters) 
Exhibit dates: March 25 – May 27

Other Celebrate Irving activities:
With the leadership of the Celebrating Irving Committee of the Irving Heritage Society, a host of events have been planned around Irving. Event Chairs are Mary Higbie & Jan Bodnar. Our thanks to them, as well as our Exhibits Chair Linda Wood Shotwell.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/2018-celebrating-irving-a-view-from-my-window-reception-geocaching-kickoff-april-15/

Free Basic Classes on Recycled Bottle Flowers (Irving)

The Irving Art Association
offers free basic art classes for adults to get you started in art or in a new medium.

The Free Basics Classes follow a progressive sequence where you will learn basic skills via instructor demo/lecture — exercise —-practice. The series is designed for beginners to a particular art medium. Expect traditional as well as new and nontraditional materials and approaches.

Registration is now open for the Spring 2018 classes

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving. Held on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm. Doors open 6:30 pm.

Supplies:  Basic supplies are provided. Please bring whatever extra supplies you wish to try out. (paint, brushes, paper, etc.). Wear old clothes or bring an apron.

Contact: irvingartassociation@gmail.com OR Workshop Chair Jane Kahler at janekahlerart@gmail.com


 

Thursday evenings 7-9 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Learn how to create flowers from water bottles with Leticia Garcia

  • May 3, 10 & 17 Recycled Bottle Flowers Instructor Letiticia Garcia
    REGISTER

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/classes-workshops/free-basic-classes-on-recycled-bottle-flowers/

April 21st Copic Cherry Blossoms Class with Laura Griffin in Irving

Registration is now open for the April 21st Copic Club class (to be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Jaycee Arts Center, 1975 Puritan in Irving, TX). Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

I absolutely love this time of year when the trees begin to burst into flowers and the world turns green again.  To celebrate the arrival of Spring, we’ll be coloring these these Blossoming Cherries in our next class and will create the below card:

The finished project will have a gorgeous dimensional look.

You’ll learn:
  • My favorite method for coloring cherry blossoms
  • My secret for creating beautiful, multi-dimensional cards
  • A fun background technique you can use on any Copic project
  • And more!

Ready to sign up and join in the fun?  Email laura@laura-griffin.com.  Available spots are on a first come, first serve basis and I anticipate this class will fill fast.

The April Copic Club class fee is $25.  Suggested marker colors will be sent once payment is received.

For more information about Laura’s copic classes see http://laura-griffin.com/blog/.  Her classes are usually held on the 3rd Saturday of the month. 2018 schedule:

May 19
June 23 (Club in morning, Copic 101 1-3:30 p.m.)
July 21
August 18 (Club in morning, garage sale in afternoon)
September 15 (Club in morning, Copic 101 1-3:30 p.m.)
October 20
November 17
December 15 (Club in morning, Copic 101 1-3:30 p.m.)

 
Happy coloring,
Laura Griffin
DFW Copic Club Instructor
214-417-6776 (cell)

 

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/classes-workshops/april-21st-copic-cherry-blossoms-class-with-laura-griffin-in-irving/

Hot Wax Cool Art Workshop April 14 with Junanne Peck – update Cancelled

Hot Wax Cool Art

Introduction to Encaustics and Encaustic Monotypes

Saturday April14, 2018 10-4pm with lunch break

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts

1975 Puritan Dr., Irving, TX75061

Fee: $80.00  + $10.00 supply fee

Limited to 6 participants

Call: 214-336-8526 email: junannepeck@mac.com  to register

This introductory workshop in encaustic painting will teach participants to paint in the ancient, non-toxic medium of beeswax-based paint. Each workshop features basic core information, including the history of encaustic, health and safety, and the fundamentals techniques of painting and fusing. The workshop will cover the following painting techniques: how to create depth and transparency, texture or smooth surfaces, transfer of drawings, stencils, and collage.

Also included will be the introduction to creating monotypes with the Paula Rolands Hot Box.

We will work with encaustics and printmaking and often in combination.

Workshop Provides :

Paint, medium, wax, brushes

The use of all equipment including: Tools, hot palettes, heat guns

Printed technical data sheets

Some Paper for monotypes

Hot Box

Participants provide:

Paper Towels (one roll)

Apron

Personal Items for inclusion

Ampersand boards or a hard surface (plywood) Sizes 12”x12” or smaller

Extra plywood 12” x 12” and paper can be purchased at the workshop

Questions: email junannepeck@mac.com  or cell: 214-336-8526

Junanne Peck is an interdisciplinary artist, with printmaking as her primary art form.  Peck is a Demo Artist for Akua Ink.  She is a seasoned educator and Teaching Artist in the DFW area.  Junanne is a TXO Artist (Texas Original Artist) selected by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Peck is a member of Women Printmakers of Austin and North Texas Printmakers Guild.  Her works are featured in solo and invitational exhibits.  Visit Junanne at http://junannepeck.com

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/classes-workshops/hot-wax-cool-art-workshop-april-14-with-junanne-peck/

DFW Fiber Fest April 5 – 8

April 5-8, 2018
Irving Convention Center, Irving, TX

Register for Classes

http://dfwfiberfest.org/registration.html

Registration is only required if you want to take a class.  Registration is not required for General Admission attendees.  Just come to the Irving Convention Center any day the Vendor Hall is open — Friday, Saturday and Sunday — and pay at the door!

Vendor Hall Open to the Public — Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Expanded Vendor Hall
Grand Opening of the Fiberatory
Our First Featured Weaving Instructor
Free Beginner Knit and Crochet Classes
and
Our New Partnership with the
The Knitting Guild Associations’s
Master Knitters Program
and
The Crochet Guild of America’s
Master Crocheter Program

Featuring our Friday Night Event Speaker

Franklin Habit

presenting

Follow Your Bunny: The Creative Life from A to Q

Franklin will be joining our incredible roster of teachers for classes in
Knitting ~ Crochet ~ Spinning ~ Weaving ~ and More!

Denise Bell Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Henry & Roy Clemes Lesley Robinson
Galina A. Khmeleva Mary Beth Temple
Jenny King Stacey Trock
Jillian Moreno Myra Wood
John Mullarkey

And our wonderful Local and Regional Teachers

About DFW Fiber Fest    http://dfwfiberfest.org

DFW Fiber Fest is the premier annual fiber event in the Dallas–Fort Worth community. Held each spring, DFW Fiber Fest is a locally focused non-profit organization that offers both vendors and classes. We bring in a juried selection of local and regional fiber vendors (with a few who are from outside of our regional area to spice up the mix). Educationally, we offer a slate of classes from both nationally known and local teachers in the fiber arts—primarily in knitting, crochet, and spinning.  (For more about DFW Fiber fest, see the “About” section in the menu.)

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/dfw-fiber-fest-april-5-8/

Lyle Novinski: Texas and Neighbors Juror Reception & Talk March 31

2018 Texas and Neighbors juror Lyle Novinski will give a talk on the evening of Saturday, March 31st from 7-9 pm at the Irving Arts Center. Lyle selected 75 works of art from 637 images entered into the regional competition. He will discuss about what qualities he looked for when jurying and will comment on those pieces he selected, along with a slide presentation of the art in the upcoming exhibit.  For a preview online gallery, click here.
The Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition is cosponsored by the Irving Art Assocation and the Irving Arts Center. Location: IRVING ARTS CENTER, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062

MEET THE JUROR

Lyle Novinski is Professor Emeritus of Art and former Chair of the Art Department at the University of Dallas. He is an established painter and designer. He holds MA and MFA degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with further study in Philosophy  and Theology at Marquette University. Professor Novinski’s interests as a working artist embrace a wide range of topics, including painting as a discipline, design and execution of liturgical spaces, and the history of sacred art. Consequently, he remains a sought after lecturer. His many exhibits over the years have brought note to his work with over 60 installations in churches including the windows of St. Rita’s in Dallas, furnishings for the Neuhoff Chapel at SMU, as well as a life-sized mosaic in a chapel in Rome.  www.novinskistudio.com

Calendar:
  • Juror talk & Reception                    Saturday, March 31, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Exhibit dates                                     MAY 12 – JUNE 9, 2018
  • Reception & Awards Ceremony    Sunday, May 20, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/lyle-novinski-texas-and-neighbors-juror-reception-talk-march-31/

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo – moved to Irving March 23 & 24

StampScrapbook-Expo-LogoWHEN:
FRIDAY March 23 & SATURDAY March 23 2018

WHERE:

Irving Convention Center
500 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039
Event In: Halls 1-2

TIME:
Friday Early Bird: 9am – 6pm
Friday General: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm

MORE INFO:
https://scrapbookexpo.com/2018-expo-show-list/gv-18/

 

 

 

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/scrapbookexpo-at-the-gaylord-texan-march-31-april-1/

IAA’s Art in the Park brings plein air paint-outs to Irving


Looking for fresh inspiration for your art? Join our informal painting and sketching sessions held once a month in Irving. Follow in the footsteps of the French impressionists!

Locations and dates: (All outings are weather permitting )

Saturdays 10am-2pm

  • March 31, Heritage Park, 217 S. Main St. Irving, old train park, downtown Irving
  • April 21, Fritz park, 312 E. Vilbig Irving, TX 75060
  • May 19, Williams Square Plaza, Las Colinas (home of the Mustangs Sculpture)

There are currently 43 parks with over 2,000 acres of land maintained by the City of Irving Parks and Recreation Department. For more information about Irving parks see https://cityofirving.org/850/Parks-and-Trails

For more about the Irving Art Association, see http://irvingart.org

Coordinator: Michele Quarton
michele.quarton@gmail.com 484-744-2473

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/classes-workshops/iaas-art-in-the-park-brings-plein-air-paint-outs-to-irving/

Dwelling: Paintings by Peter Ligon + Layla Luna opens March 23 at UD’s Haggerty Gallery

Our next exhibition Dwelling: Paintings by Peter Ligon + Layla Luna opens Friday, March 23rd at 5:30 p.m. and will include artist talks on the night.

Peter Ligon and Layla Luna share a common ground by articulating and exploring the architecture of dwelling spaces in their paintings. The results are quite different and yet each artist’s work exhibits a strong sense of place through abstract and observational painting strategies.

For details visit here.

Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas,1845 E. Northgate Dr., Irving, Tx 75062

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/dwelling-paintings-by-peter-ligon-layla-luna-opens-march-23-at-uds-haggerty-gallery/

2018 Texas and Neighbors Preview Gallery

The 33rd Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition
May 12 – June 9, 2018
Irving Arts Center

This year the Texas & Neighbors competition received a record 637 entries from 246 artists residing in the five states of the regional show. Juror Lyle Novinski selected 75 paintings from this huge pool of work.

Congratulations to those eight Irving Art Association members whose work was chosen: Vidisha Bajpal, Ruben Contreras, Steve Danner, Denny Doran, Janet Gean, Sudeep Kumar, Beth Menking and Ann Rowley.

Website: TexasAndNeighbors.com

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center.

2018 Texas and Neighbors Chair: Linda Wood Shotwell

Volunteers are needed at the Irving Arts Center for Saturday, March 31 (intake) and Sunday, MAY 20 (reception). Contact  info@texasandneighbors.com to volunteer.

CALENDAR

  • SHIPPED PAINTINGS ARRIVE   MARCH 26 – 30
  • TAKE-IN   MARCH 31 10 AM – 3 PM
  • JUROR TALK & RECEPTION   MARCH 31  7 – 9 PM
  • RECEPTION & AWARDS CEREMONY   MAY 20  2 – 5 PM

Preview Gallery – click here

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/2018-texas-and-neighbors-preview-gallery/

IAA Meeting March 27: Junanne Peck on Encaustics

The March Irving Art Association Members Meeting will be held on the 4th Tuesday evening, March 27 at 7 pm.

It will feature artist Junanne Peck, who will give a demonstration of encaustics, the ancient art of painting with wax and resin.

Her demo will feature basic core information, including the history of encaustic, health and safety, and the fundamentals techniques of painting and fusing. If time allows, she will also show how to create depth and transparency, texture, ultra-smooth surfaces, transfer of drawings, stencils, and collage.

Doors open at 6:d0 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Guests are welcome.  Directions.

Artists, don’t forget to bring your entry for the Artist of the Month competition. We will also have a Silent Auction of art supplies.

About the artist:

Junanne Peck was selected as a Texas Originals (TXO) Artist by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Peck is a practicing artist-painter and printmaker for more than 30 years. Born in Texas and growing up in New Mexico. Her works are exhibited in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana and throughout Texas. Her works have been in solo and group exhibits. Peck also curates exhibits. She has been presenting workshops with Akua Inks using the pin press and etching press for the last 10 years.

Peck studied painting and sculpture at New Mexico State and was introduced to printmaking in Austin, TX at Flat Bed press. “I love that original prints can exist in more than one place at once and be shared with a wide audience.” Peck is published in “Fiber arts” Design Book 5.

For more about the artist see her website: http://junannepeck@mac.com

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/meetings-demonstrations/iaa-meeting-march-27-junanne-peck-on-encaustics/

IAA Members & Friends and Jody Martin – Receptions March 11

RECEPTIONS, SUNDAY, MARCH 11 2-4pm
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75062
Sponsored by the Irving Art Association
MEMBERS & FRIENDS EXHIBIT
February 25 – March 30, 2018
East Gallery
20 artists submitted over 45 (counting rocks) pieces of artwork:
Alvi Dalal, Steve Danner, Patsi Davila, Ankita Dwivedi, Sharon Giles, John Hunter, John P. Irizarry, Robyn Jorde, Jane Kahler, Jean Knauber, Todd Lindstrom, Brenda Mattioli, Susan Murray, Madhu Prabhu, Rebecca Prince, Gwen Revino, Ann Rowley, Alfredo Santestaban, Linda Wood Shotwell, and Helen Siksek.
Jody Martin Solo Exhibit: WRAPPED IN DREAMS;
EXPLORING THE DREAMS OF SMALL TOWN TEXAS

March 6 – 31, 2018
West Gallery

RECEPTION Sunday, March 11, 2-4pm

As I travel the highways and back roads of my home state, I’m delighted and inspired by what I see. I get glimpses of people’s dreams in the way they live, what they’re busy doing, and how they choose to go about being Texans. From the yard art they cherish to the rusty old pickups that take them back to the dreams of yesterday, their surroundings hint of their spirit. Their faces reflect hardship and hope, pride and playfulness, duty and dreams. Join me in exploring the dreams of small town Texas!

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/iaa-members-friends-and-jody-martin-receptions-march-11/

Tina Bohlman Design & Composition Workshop April 5 – 7

TINA BOHLMAN

3-day “Design & Composition” Workshop

Thursday, April 5 – Saturday, April 7, 2018

$225 for 3 days – $75 deposit required (nonrefundable) Pay by check or PayPal.

REGISTER NOW

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association. Workshop chair: Jane Kahler janekahlerart@gmail.com

Students should be knowledgeable in their medium, have had some previous painting experience and be familiar with setting up and using their equipment.  Demonstrations will be in watercolor and oil, but painters may work in any medium.

This is not a “how to paint” workshop; it is assumed you already know how to mix and apply paint!  We will instead address challenges painters encounter with emphasis on:

  • Subject Matter Selection (do you relate? is it within your skill set?)
  • Composition (organization of elements)
  • Design (Every mark matters!)
  • Simplification (editing out detail)
  • Massing (seeing elements as a “whole”)

Workshop offers daily lecture & demo with plenty of opportunity for notes, questions, individual easel-side assistance.


BIO: TINA BOHLMAN

A native Texan, Tina Bohlman has used the state in which she was raised as both the inspiration and the canvas for her art.  Mostly a self-taught artist, Bohlman works in both watercolor and oil medium to capture “the moment” in her plein air paintings and brilliant rural landscapes.

She prefers plein air rather than working in the studio and is a veteran of numerous competition plein air and “quick draw” events including, Plein Air Southwest–Outdoor Painters Society, Sedona Plein Air Festival-Sedona, Arizona, Paint The Parks-Estes Park, Colorado, and  Plein Air Easton, Easton, Maryland.

Over the past 40 years, Bohlman has made quite an impact in her field and has earned more than 60 awards, including a dozen First Place and four Best in Show titles.  Her work is collected worldwide; Bohlman originals hang in private and corporate collections in 38 States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Republic of Benin, West Africa.

Memberships: Master Signature-Outdoor Painters Society; Signature-Women Artists of the West; Master Signature-Artists Of Texas; Signature-Contemporary Fine Art International;  Signature-International Plein Air Painters;  Associate With Distinction-American Women Artists;  Associate, Southwest Watercolor Society;  Associate-American Watercolor Society, Associate, Oil Painters of America, Associate-American Impressionist Society.

tina@tinabohlman.com

www.tinabohlman.com

www.tinabohlman.blogspot.com

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/classes-workshops/tina-bohlman-design-composition-workshop-april-5-7/

Indian Folk Art Traveling Exhibit at the Irving Arts Center

Art from the Irving Art Association‘s 2018 Indian Folk Art exhibit traveled to the Irving Arts Center for display from March 3 – April 29, 2018 in the front foyer/administrative halls. The Irving Arts Center is located at 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062.

Curator/juror was Deepa Koshaley, artist and landscape architect. http://deepadesignscape.com/

Participating artists:

Monika Dogra
Navneeta Khemka
DeepaKoshaley
Ankita Dwivedi
Pooja Ved
MadhuPriya Srinivasan
Saraswathi Tharagaram
Shraddha Dharia
Andrea Chudoba
Avli Dalal

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/indian-folk-art-traveling-exhibit-at-the-irving-arts-center/

Haggerty’s Open Call for Art by Graduate Students – deadline March 21

Open Call, Apply Now!
We are delighted to announce the return of our summer graduate show Onward Forward with Holly Johnson, of Holly Johnson Gallery, as this year’s juror. This exhibition will showcase work by graduate students currently enrolled in an MA or MFA degree in Dallas, Denton, and Fort Worth. The exhibition is a great opportunity to view new talent and gives visitors an excellent overview of the variety of perspectives that exist locally.

Please visit here for more information. The show opens on May 4th and we are currently accepting applications! Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas,1845 E. Northgate Dr., Irving, Tx 75062

Entry

Artists may enter up to three works (no entry fee) by completing the ONLINE form at:

 https://udallas.wufoo.com/forms/k111c4r811ir7el/

Mail Entries To:

University of Dallas – Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery
ONWARD FORWARD
1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas 75062

Calendar

Application deadline
March 21, 2018

Notification of acceptance
April 11, 2018

Deadline for receipt of work April 29 + April 30, 2018

Opening Reception
May 4, 2018, 5:30- 8 p.m.

Exhibition closes
July 15, 2018

All art to be picked up
July 30, 2018

 

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/competitions-calls-for-entries/haggertys-open-call-for-art-by-graduate-students-deadline-march-21/

A View from My Window call for art (2018 Celebrate Irving)

Pick up your paint brushes: Start creating for 2018 Celebrate Irving! This is an open call for IAA members and residents in the Irving area. FREE to enter.

In conjunction with the Irving Heritage Society‘s Celebrating Irving event, IAA is again hosting exhibits at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts and the West Irving Library. The title of this year’s exhibit is “A View from My Window”. For this exhibit we encourage the community to create artwork depicting scenes or activities from this region of the country similar to the type of work created by Regionalist artist Grant Wood. The artwork will hang in galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts from April 1 – April 27 and at the West Irving Library from March 25 – May 27.

We also need 3-D art and local crafts for the new glass cabinets at the IAA gallery and the display cabinets at the West Irving Library.

Artwork for the West Irving Library is due on Sunday, March 25 from 1-3 pm. (This is also pick-up date for the 2018 IAA Winter Art Exhibit there.) Address: West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving 75062 near the intersection of Rochelle & Esters.

Artwork can be dropped off at IAA’s gallery from 10a-2pm March 31 with a Reception and Geocaching Kickoff on Sunday, April 15 at 2pm. Artwork may also be dropped off earlier in the week at the Members meeting on March 27 7-9pm or during Gallery hours 1-4 on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Exhibit addresses & dates:

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061
Drop-off Sat., March 31 10am-2pm or earlier in the week
Exhibit dates: April 1 – 27
Reception, Sun. Apr. 15 2-4pm

West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving 75062 near the intersection of Rochelle & Esters
Drop-off Sun., March 25 1-3pm
Exhibit dates: March 25 – May 27

Click on the link to REGISTER NOW!  FREE! Reserve your spot now! Space is limited.

Entry requirements:
–Limit of five (5) entries per Artist.
–No nudes.
–2D, photography, or wall art must not exceed 20 lbs. Any media welcome, including computer art and photography.
–3D art needs to be 12″ in height or smaller in order to fit the shelves in the glass cabinets. Other types of 3D art may be entered if it can be hung on the wall. Limit of 20 lbs.

Images are optional! If submitted, they may be used for publicity. Limit of 2MB per image. Note that images should total 10MB or less.

Framing & Presentation of artwork:
Artwork must not exceed 20 lbs and should be framed and wired. Plexiglas only for work over 16″x 20″. No saw-tooth hangers. Wall hangings with dowels or wrap around canvas or cradled panels finished on all sides may be used instead of a frame.

For questions, contact Linda Wood Shotwell at iaaexhibits@gmail.com

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/competitions-calls-for-entries/a-view-from-my-window-call-for-art-2018-celebrate-irving/

Eco-Printing with Texas Plants Workshop March 10 with Junanne Peck

Using Texas Plants/leaves/flowers!

March 10, 2018 10am – 4pm
Fee: $75.00 All supplies included

To Register call:
Junanne Peck 214-336-8526
or email junannepeck@mac.com

Bring enough leaves/flowers/plant parts to share with the group
and something to make notes on

Workshop location:

Irving Arts Association
2000 W Airport Fwy
Irving TX75062
972-721-2488

Capture the essence of nature on paper, silk and other fabrics.  In this fast and fun workshop you will learn how to extract dyes and prints from the plants/leaves in your own Texas landscape. You will leave this workshop with several pieces of fabric and paper swatches to use for future reference.  I will share information based on my experimentation with local plants and my study with Jane Dunnewold (www.janedunnewold.com). You will also learn how to prepare and mordant fabrics. You will leave with enough information to get you started in the fascinating craft of natural dying.

In eco printing or dyeing, plants are enclosed in textiles or paper, we will make bundles in stacked Layers and then steam them to extract the pigments and produce a print made with plant dyes

Junanne Peck is an interdisciplinary artist, with printmaking as her primary art form. She is a seasoned educator and Teaching Artist in the DFW area. Junanne Peck is a TXO Artist (Texas original Artist) selected by the Texas Commission on The Arts. Her works are featured in solo and invitational exhibits. Visit Junanne at: http://junannepeck.com

Peck is published in “Fiber arts” Design Book 5.  Flyer: Eco-Printmaking with Texas Plants.IAA

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/classes-workshops/eco-printing-with-texas-plants-workshop-march-15-with-junanne-peck/

IAA Members & Friends Exhibit – Reception March 11

MEMBERS & FRIENDS EXHIBIT
February 25 – March 30, 2018
RECEPTION, SUNDAY, MARCH 11 2-4pm
 
You are invited to the reception at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts on Sunday, March 11 from 2-4pm. Address: 1975 Puritan, Irving 75061. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.
Thanks to all of the IAA members and friends who have graciously agreed to share their art and help out a friend who had to cancel his exhibit. We have an amazing quick response and quite a range of types of art.
There were 20 artists submitting over 45 (counting rocks) pieces of artwork:
Alvi Dalal, Steve Danner, Patsi Davila, Ankita Dwivedi, Sharon Giles, John Hunter, John P. Irizarry, Robyn Jorde, Jane Kahler, Jean Knauber, Todd Lindstrom, Brenda Mattioli, Susan Murray, Madhu Prabhu, Rebecca Prince, Gwen Revino, Ann Rowley, Alfredo Santestaban, Linda Wood Shotwell, and Helen Siksek.

Helen Siksek with her 9-piece painting “Back Yard”

Jean Knauber “Y” and “Square Root”

Lisa Cardenas “Safe Haven”

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/iaa-members-friends-exhibit-reception-march-12/

Jody Martin Solo Exhibit explores the dreams of small town Texas

Jody Martin Solo Exhibit:
WRAPPED IN DREAMS;

EXPLORING THE DREAMS OF SMALL TOWN TEXAS
March 6 – 31, 2018

West Gallery, Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association

RECEPTION Sunday, March 11, 2-4pm

As I travel the highways and back roads of my home state, I’m delighted and inspired by what I see. I get glimpses of people’s dreams in the way they live, what they’re busy doing, and how they choose to go about being Texans. From the yard art they cherish to the rusty old pickups that take them back to the dreams of yesterday, their surroundings hint of their spirit. Their faces reflect hardship and hope, pride and playfulness, duty and dreams. Join me in exploring the dreams of small town Texas!

About the Artist:

Born in Lubbock, Texas, Jody is the daughter of the late Conny Martin, artist, and C.B. Martin, builder, photographer, and watercolorist. Always passionate about art, Jody never doubted that she would become an artist. She received her degree in art at Abilene Christian University, and went on to study painting under Daniel Greene of New York, Emily Guthrie Smith and Ruth Tears of Fort Worth. She values most the education she got from her mother, under whose tutelage, she learned classical drawing and contemporary design.

After college, Jody moved to Dallas and began work as a studio artist, doing primarily commissioned paintings and drawings. She now lives in Carrollton, Texas.

During the ‘90s Jody worked as a muralist and was a member of the Decorative Artisans’ Guild. She worked mostly with interior designers including Rutherford’s Design Studio of Dallas.

Her love of teaching led her to accept an opportunity with the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD where she taught art from 1999 to 2015. She loved helping her students learn to see the world through artists’ eyes, and she was passionate about teaching them to believe in themselves and to create from their hearts. She retired in June of 2015 and is now painting full time.

Jody works in different media, but prefers oils and pastels. Her subject matter varies as she attempts to capture the beauty of a moment or the soul beneath a face!

Current Associations: Pastel Society of America American Impressionist Society American Women Artists Outdoor Painters Society

Publications: Strokes of Genius 10: Inspiring Subjects, book to be published by North Light, November 2018 American Art Collector, February 2018, “Cityscapes Collector Focus” Better Homes and Gardens and Dallas Morning News

Selected Showings: Pastel Society of America Juried Membership Show in New York City, solo and trio exhibits in Lubbock and Irving, Texas.

Awards: She has won numerous awards and her paintings hang in many private collections. In the last year, “Wrapped In Dreams” won Best of Show in the annual juried membership show of the Austin Pastel Society, and Fav15 from th einternational Bold Brush online competition. Her painting “Other Teresa” won first place in the Central Texas Pastel Society Juried Exhibit and “Being Lincoln” was chosen for publication in the Artists Network competition in May.

Instruction: Jody teaches adult and children’s drawing and painting classes. For more information refer to her website: jodymartinstudio.com

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/jody-martin-solo-exhibit-explores-the-dreams-of-small-town-texas/

Spring Free Basic Classes on Watercolor and Candle Making (Irving TX)

The Irving Art Association
offers free basic art classes for adults to get you started in art or in a new medium.

The Free Basics Classes follow a progressive sequence where you will learn basic skills via instructor demo/lecture — exercise —-practice. The series is designed for beginners to a particular art medium. Expect traditional as well as new and nontraditional materials and approaches.

Registration is now open for the Spring 2018 classes

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving. Held on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm. Doors open 6:30 pm. Directions

Supplies:  Basic supplies are provided. Please bring whatever extra supplies you wish to try out. (paint, brushes, paper, etc.). Wear old clothes or bring an apron.

Contact: irvingartassociation@gmail.com


 FREE BASIC ART CLASSES

SPRING 2018 Schedule:

Thursday evenings 7-9 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts

  • April 5, 12 & 19 Watercolor Instructor Judy Harrison
    REGISTER for Watercolor
  • May 3, 10 & 17 Candle Making Instructor Rachel Gregory
    postponed

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/classes-workshops/spring-free-basic-classes-on-watercolor-and-candle-making-irving-tx/

Winners of the IAA Indian Folk Art Juried Exhibition

This is the first year that Irving Art Association has sponsored a juried Indian Folk Art exhibition. Last year we held our first exhibition devoted to Indian Folk Art, but it was nonjuried. It was such a success that we decided to hold a juried version. This year 31 artists from the North Texas area submitted 57 works related to themes around Indian culture and heritage. The exhibition continues through February 23rd at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.

The Reception & Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday, February 11th, from 2-4pm, and was well-attended. Reception photos will posted soon on the IAA Photo Album.

Show catalog: IAA 2018 Indian Folk Art Brochure

Art from this exhibit will also travel to the Irving Arts Center for display from March 3 – April 29, 2018 in the front foyer/administrative halls.

Curator/juror was Deepa Koshaley, artist and landscape architect. http://deepadesignscape.com/

Award Winners

See http://irvingartassociation.org/2018/02/winners-of-the-iaa-indian-folk-art-juried-exhibition/ for the Winners Gallery.

Best of Show

 

Adult Category –

Best of Show: Saraswathi Ganeshan | Madurai Meenakshi

1st Prize: Madhupriya Srinivasan | Musical Moments

2nd Prize: Monika Dogra | Let there be light

3rd Prize:  Navneeta Khemka | Musical Medley

Honourable Mention I: Meenatchi Subramanian | Radha Krishna

Honourable Mention II: Andrea Chudoba | Secrets of Sisterhood

Chilrden’s Category –

1st Prize: Amolika Kondapalli | Collage of Indian Art

2nd Prize: Charumitha Yuvaraja | Arthanareeswar

3rd Prize: Avina Bansal | Krishna Balram

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/uncategorized/winners-of-the-iaa-indian-folk-art-juried-exhibition/

IAA Meeting Feb. 18 – Katrina Doran on Mosaics

 

 

The February 18th Irving Art Association Members Meeting will be held on a Sunday at 2pm this month, It will feature artist Katrina Doran, who will give a talk about mosaics from classical to contemporary and demonstrate tools and cutting. Special after demo workshop: For a hands-on project, we’ll make tiles in mosaic patterns (note: $10 fee for supplies).

Doors open at 1:00 pm and the Meeting starts at 2:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Guests are welcome.  Directions.

 

About Katrina Doran:

Katrina Doran
Doran Studio:mosaic art & sculpture
DoranStudioMosaics.com

Biographical:

Katrina Doran is a mosaic artist who delights in the breaking of things so she may reassemble them into something entirely new. She has studied worldwide with modern masters of this fine craft and brings to her practice a uniform sensibility and order used, to good effect, for the purpose of establishing beauty and harmony. Her practice is grounded in classical mosaic techniques dating back over 2000 years. In all of Doran’s makings there is an element of surprise waiting to be discovered. Doran’s interest, enthusiasm and passion for her art form is contagious, making her a popular lecturer, teacher and workshop facilitator.

Background:

Katrina Doran remembers always being drawn to the making of things. Her youngest years were often spent alone in the woods of her family farm where she gathered sticks, clay, vines and charcoal in order to create. Her mother taught her how to cook and to sew and she took well to both with a natural instinct for how things go together as flavors, textures, colors and forms. Her father, an engineer, made certain she could work on mechanical things establishing a groundwork for working with tools while finding solutions for the repair and building of structural objects.

Doran began her college studies in interior design and when told her first ten years in the field would be drawing other people’s blueprints, she changed her major to psychology. Doran was beginning to glimpse an inner yearning to make a difference in the lives of others. Her work following college returned to the decorating of homes and the creation of harmonious interior environments. One day, a friend urged her to try something new and Doran found herself being trained in the theatrical arts launching her next career as a corporate entertainer. Here she learned how to interact with large groups of people and was able to contribute her creative skills to both costume and prop designs. This phase of working eradicated all pretense of shyness in Doran and established the protocol and structure for producing a good event.

Each phase and component of Doran’s life allowed for the next natural growth and expansion. The time came when the pull to create art was strong enough it led to the art of mosaic. Doran has not looked back except in appreciation of how all her experiences allow her to express her passion for creating and her ability to make a difference in the lives of others.

Doran creates custom mosaic works of art, teaches classes and conducts workshops for all ages. She is married to Denny Doran, a fine artist specializing in charcoal pencil portaits. Her son, Taylor Pierre Bryant a.k.a., Tay Tay Pierre, is a printmaker working on fashion designs. Together, they are in the process of developing an art compound, an environmental space designed to honor and support their pleasure in creating.

Artist Statement:

I am interested in creating curious objects of beauty that seem magical, as if they are from another time and place, or might have been something you once dreamed of. I am also interested in how we might create these things together or in the context of a group. I am fascinated by the ways we contribute to one another, the gifts we each have to share in order to express, expand, explore and grow. My vision for my life is to bring presence to a beauty beyond measure.

~Katrina Doran

Katrina Doran teaches mosaic art classes at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas.

Her works can be found in:

private settings throught the United States

The Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas, Texas
Greenhill School, Dallas, Texas
John Paul II, Plano, Texas
Visual Expressions Creative Arts School, Cedar Hill, Texas
Hospitality centers in California and Texas
Dallas International School, Dallas, Texas
Lee A. McShan, Jr. Elementary, Dallas, Texas
Anderson Elementary, Frisco, Texas
In partnership with Carlyn Ray Designs, works were created with the Alcuin school and Girls Inc.

For more about the artist, see her website: http://doranstudiomosaics.com

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/meetings-demonstrations/iaa-meeting-feb-18-katrina-doran-on-mosaics/

Michael Holter Watercolor Workshop: Bringing Life to Your Landscape – Feb. 20 – 22, 2018

Dates: February 20 – 22, 2018 

Cost: $290    Deposit: $100   REGISTER NOW

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX, Texas 75061

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association. Contact IAA Workshop Chair Jane Kahler at janekahlerart@gmail.com.

This 3-day workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings. You paint from photographs and will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results, and you will learn how to add people into your work to bring another dimension of life into the painting.

We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into your painting experience.

Each day you will engage in exercises that will solidify the content that you are working on and spend time viewing other artists work. We will discuss the methods and the impact that these artists achieve using their techniques.

Michael will demonstrate his approach to creating  landscapes and show you several high-speed video demonstrations.

And you will have ample time to successfully complete your own paintings.

Michael welcomes novice and advanced students and tailors the experience to individual needs.

About the Instructor Michael Holter:

Texas artist, Michael Holter works in both watercolor and oil. Michael’s work has received numerous awards and recognition and can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and several foreign countries. His current work in two categories: watercolor figurative and oil landscapes (both plein air and studio). Although Michael has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creative endeavors, from art teacher, creative director and businessman in fine art and commercial art. Michael has owned and operated two galleries. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and an MA in Visual Communication.

Michael is a signature member of The National Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society of America, The Outdoor Painter Society, the Texas & Neighbors Regional Competition, the Southwestern Watercolor Society and The Society of Watercolor Artists. He is also a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Portrait Society of America and the American Impressionist Society. For more about Michael, see his website: http://michaelholter.com/

From Herb Reed, past president of Southwestern Watercolor Society.

“For the past dozen years I have facilitated and/or participated in more than 20 watercolor workshops, as an officer of SWS and as a principal in a local gallery.  Michael’s recent workshop was one of the top few that “really made a difference” in the way that I approach painting.  Take it . . . you will learn about design and composition, techniques, and hints on taking reference photos — all for turning out terrific watercolor portraits.”

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/classes-workshops/michael-holter-watercolor-workshop-bringing-life-to-your-landscape-feb-20-22-2018/

Indian Folk Art Exhibition in Irving – Reception & Awards Feb. 11

Indian Folk Art exhibition, a celebration of Indian culture and heritage.
January 28 – February 23, 2018

Reception & Awards

Sunday, February 11th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061

The Exhibition returns for a second year! 33 artists from the North Texas area submitted 57 works related to themes around Indian culture and heritage. 17 of the artist are in the youth category.

Art from this exhibit will also travel to the Irving Arts Center for display from March 3 – April 29, 2018 in the front foyer/administrative halls.

Curator/juror Deepa Koshaley at deepadesignscape@gmail.com or 972-639-6745

A preview of works from the exhibtion:

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/indian-folk-art-exhibition-in-irving-reception-awards-feb-11/

Rachel Meginnes + Kelly O’Briant: What Remains opens Feb. 1 at Haggerty Gallery in Irving

New Exhibition | Rachel Meginnes + Kelly O’Briant: What Remains

Please join us for the opening reception of What Remains on Thursday, February 1, 5:30-8 p.m.

  • Artist talk | 5:30 to 6 p.m., Art History Auditorium
  • Reception | 6 to 8:00 p.m., Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery

What Remains speaks to both visual and conceptual depth – of the inherent memory embedded in the works of artist-educator Rachel Meginnes and Kelly O’Briant, assistant professor of ceramics, at the University of Dallas. For Meginnes, actual material, in the form of reclaimed textiles, forms the foundation of her process, a physical and metaphorical layering of wear and re-adapting, moving forward and revealing the past. In the work of O’Briant, the remainders are often phantom forms – a chimaera or abstraction of scientific theory. Her work in ceramics has explored the notions of dark matter, light and shadow, the passage of time. For this exhibition, O’Briant mines the emotional effect of unsettlement and reconstruction – the physical act of carrying the past forward.

We are delighted that both artists will be on campus to give an artist presentation at the reception on Thursday, Feb.1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Haggar Auditorium in the Art Village on the University of Dallas campus, followed by a reception in the gallery. The exhibition is available for viewing through Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018.  

This exhibition is curated by Kathryn Gremley, Director of Penland Galler and travels to us from the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina. To view an online catalog of the show and for more information on the great work they do at Penland visit here.

Image Credits:
T. Image of the work installed at Penland Gallery, Nov/Oct, 2017
L. Rachel Meginnes, Mantle (Fragment) Deconstructed quilt, metal leaf, India ink, and acrylic, 18 x 14.75, inches framed, 2017.
R. Kelly O’Briant, All Good things (Detail), Porcelain, gold (112 gold bowls containing porcelain seeds), wood base, 44 x 76 x 4 inches | bowls 2.5 x 1.5 inches, 2017.
Copyright Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, Penland Gallery, Rachel Meginnes and Kelly O’Briant © *|2017|* *|Beatice M. Haggerty Gallery|*, All rights reserved.
*|Image Credit: Installation shot of What Remains at Penland Gallery featuring work of Rachel Meginnes and Kelly O’Briant|*Our mailing address is:

Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/rachel-meginnes-kelly-obriant-what-remains-opens-feb-1-at-haggerty-gallery-in-irving/

This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement opens Jan. 14 at the Irving Arts Center

Exhibition Opening Sunday, January 14, 2018

Lecture by Leslie Kelen, Director of the Center for Documentary Expression and Art

Sunday, Jan. 14 @ 1:30 PM

To mark the opening of This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement Mr. Kelen will give a lecture “Rediscovering the Civil Rights Movement”  about the Southern Freedom Movement and the creation of this important exhibition of historic photographs. Book signing to follow.

Free to Attend 2nd Sunday Funday Crafts Offered from 1-4 pm!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 14-21:  Irving Expands MLK Celebration

Draw Inspiration from Dr. King during Second Sunday Funday
Irving Arts Center’s Second Sunday Funday program draws inspiration from Martin Luther King Jr’s message of peace, love and equality. Attendees can take part in a guided craft program that’s fun for the whole family. Drop in from 1-4 p.m. Jan 14 and let your family’s creative vision shine.
   Bring the Family on January 14; Suite 200 at Irving Arts Center.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/this-light-of-ours-activist-photographers-of-the-civil-rights-movement-opens-jan-14-at-the-irving-arts-center/

Indian Folk Art Exhibit call for entries – deadline Jan. 19

Indian Folk Art exhibition, a celebration of Indian culture and heritage.

The Exhibition returns for a second year and goes national!
Indian Folk Art
January 28 – February 23, 2018
Entry Deadline: January 19, 2018 (extended)
Reception
Sunday, February 11th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061

For complete entry information see the Prospectus: Indian Folk Art prospectus 2018 Rev

Entry fees: $30 for IAA members & $35 for non-members — allows up to 3 entries per artist.
Kids (7 – 13 years): Entry fee of $10 for members & $15 (non-members) allows up to 3 entries per artist.

REGISTER NOW (PayPal payment or check)

Irving Art Association invites artists to participate in the Indian Folk Art exhibition, a celebration of Indian culture and heritage. The open call exhibition is an opportunity to expose and feature mid-career and emerging artists from around the country whose submitted works relate to themes around Indian culture and heritage. Indian paintings have a very long tradition and history in Indian art. Madhubani, Miniature Paintings, Warli, Kalamkari, Mughal, Mysore, Tanjore, Patachitra, & all traditions and styles of Indian Paintings are welcome!

Open to IAA members and non-members living in USA. The accepted media are original fine arts and crafts created by the applying artist(s) in the genres of Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Pottery, Textiles, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Wood, and Miscellaneous.

For questions, contact curator/juror Deepa Koshaley at deepadesignscape@gmail.com or 972-639-6745

KEY DATES
Artist application and fee deadline      January 19, 2018
Artist notification of acceptance          January 21, 2018
Shipped paintings arrive                      January 22 – 25, 2018
Hand deliveries                                    Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Juror talk & Reception                         Sunday, February 11, 3:00 pm
Exhibit dates                                        January 28 – February 23, 2018
Reception & Awards                            Sunday, February 11, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pick up                                                 Saturday, February 24, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Traveling Exhibit to the Irving Arts Center 
(optional participation) – dates TBA

AWARDS:
Prizes will be awarded.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/competitions-calls-for-entries/indian-folk-art-exhibit-call-for-entries/

Free Basic Classes in Gelli Printing (Acrylic Printmaking) in Irving

The Irving Art Association offers free basic art classes for adults to get you started in art or in a new medium.

The Free Basics Classes follow a progressive sequence where you will learn basic skills via instructor demo/lecture — exercise —-practice. The series is designed for beginners to a particular art medium.

We have a few spots left. Please email the instructor at sharongiles@gmail.com if you need to borrow a gelli plate or have questions.

February 1, 8, 15 Gelli Printing Instructor Sharon Giles.

REGISTER for Gelli Printing (acrylic printmaking)

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving. Held on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm. Doors open 6:30 pm. Directions

Supplies:  Basic supplies are provided. Please bring whatever extra supplies you wish to try out. (paint, brushes, paper, etc.). Wear old clothes or bring an apron, plus plastic gloves if you wish.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/classes-workshops/free-basic-classes-in-gelli-printing-acrylic-printmaking-in-irving/

J.C. Phrey Mixed Media Demonstration Jan. 23 in Irving

The January 23rd Irving Art Association Members Meeting will feature artist J.C. Phrey,  who will demonstrate how to do a mixed media painting.

The example he’ll be working on will include aerosol, India Ink, Modeling Paste and Acrylic. He’ll be discussing texture and application of mixed media to desired effects as well as basic information about the items used and how it applies to his body of work. Items used for this will be brush, palette knives, plastic wrap, bubbles and hands. His intent is to get people outside of the traditional means of art and to show them fun and exciting ways to use their media of choice.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Guests are welcome.  Directions.

About the Artist:

JC is an East Texas born artist who grew up in a secluded area where he was left to entertain himself. His home was bare with no television or radio and he was not allowed outside of his home until he began school in the 1st grade. He was extremely antisocial and found joy in books and creating stories in his mind that would later become his passion for art. Left with an abundance of paper and pen he began drawing at a very early age and taught himself to escape his hellish living environment through elaborate imagery and characters he would make.

He was born deaf and after starting school, underwent multiple surgeries to gain back 40% of his hearing. He first heard music in 1st grade and became infatuated with sound and the visual recreation of music through art. Listening to the stories told by Simon and Garfunkel, he would create the characters they sang about such as ‘The Boxer’, ‘Cecilia’ and even the ‘ The Bridge Over Troubled Water’. Music became his passion and creating that sound into art became his purpose.

Today he will listen to music by his favorite artists such as Radiohead and Led Zeppelin and paint with the emotion and melody of the music to capture the feeling the songs introduces to him through color and movement. Texture and mixed media are a constant in his body of work and help to create the image of music as seen through his eyes.

He now resides in DFW with his two children Mackenzie and Clint who are both artistically inclined. He works as a curator and producer of art shows, most notably the Revolutionary Walls which takes place in Bishops Arts. Always encouraging emerging artists and giving private instruction in his home Gallery, he has become what he wished he had as a child.  Now having several gallery tours and multiple festival art shows under his belt, he works mainly from home and finds joy in working on new projects with fellow artists and his children. Having sold over 500 works since 2013 he works mostly on commissions and his personal work, while collecting art from his favorite local artists.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/meetings-demonstrations/j-c-phrey-mixed-media-demonstration-jan-23-in-irving/

Ruben Contreras Exhibit in Irving

Irving Art Assoication member artist Ruben Contreras exhibits his acrylic works and drawings this month in the West Gallery at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Directions

He is known for his powerfully drawn and colorful portraits, animal studies and landscapes. His work will be on view January 7 through January 26. The Reception will be Sunday, Jan. 21 from 2-4pm.

 

About the Artist:

Ruben Contreras was born in Guatemala, the oldest of fourteen brothers and sisters. At an early age he began to develop his artistic talent. He now live in Grand Prairie, Texas, with his wife and children.

The subject of much of his art reveals his passion for nature. His paintings are done primarily in acrylic, and he exhibits great skill in capturing realistic images and emotional content.

Reuben is a member of the Arlington Visual Arts Association and regularly teaches painting to private students. He also teaches drawing through the Irving Art Association.

He actively exhibits his work and has won awards in juried art competitions in Arlington, DeSoto, Irving, Midlothian and Granbury.

Check out his video channel on Youtube where he demonstrates his art skills: https://www.youtube.com/user/maverick4578/featured

Contact Ruben at contreras11121@att.net.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/ruben-contreras-exhibit-in-irving/

Sharon Serrago: Italy and Beyond Exhibit – reception Jan. 21

Irving Art Association Member artist Sharon Serrago starts off our new year with a beautiful exhibit entitled “Sharon Serrago: Italy and Beyond” in the East Gallery at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Directions.

Her work will be on view January 7 through January 26. The Reception will be Sunday, Jan. 21 from 2-4pm.

About the artist:
Sharon Serrago is a local area artist, teaching weekly watercolor and acrylic classes at her studio in Richardson, TX. As her teaching strength lies in design and color theory, her classes always focus on strong fundamentals. Sharon’s ability to quickly spot problem areas in paintings and her adeptness at offering solutions has caught the eye of many art clubs and organizations who have subsequently invited her to present demonstrations, offer critiques of members’ works, and judge competitions.
She works a variety of mediums:  watercolor, acrylics, oils, collage, oil and cold wax.

A signature member of SWS, Sharon has been accepted into numerous exhibitions including Western Federation WS, Alabama WS, Georgia WS, Illinois WS, Irving WS, Houston WS, and several others.

 

 
An entrepreneur with her hand in several businesses, Sharon’s first love is her art. While she frequently paints realistically, she is most at home when painting abstracts. Her styles are as diverse as her talents, all of which goes into making her one of Dallas’ interesting artists.
For more about the artist, see her website http://www.serrago.com/ or contact her at sharon@serrago.com.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/sharon-serrago-italy-and-beyond-exhibit-reception-jan-21/