Tag Archive: Irving TX

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

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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

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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

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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.”

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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

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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:

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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Free Basic Classes in Fiber Arts, Gelli Printing and Oil & Acrylic Painting

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 Winter 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


 FREE BASIC ART CLASSES

WINTER 2018 Schedule:

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

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2018 Watercolor Workshops by Michael Holter

FARMERS BRANCH TX
CREATING FIGURATIVE
WATERCOLORS FROM PHOTOS
WORKSHOP DATES: 1/25/2018 – 1/27/2018
LOCATION: ARTISAN’S STUDIO GALLERY

WIMBERLEY TX
(All-Inclusive Retreat Setting)
This workshops is open to watercolorists and oil painters alike. We will explore creating compelling paintings, no matter what media you prefer. This workshop is at an all-inclusive resort B&B…. a great get-away.
 
WIMBERLEY ARTISTS WORKSHOPS
LOCATION: CREEK HAVEN INN (ALL INCLUSIVE)
WORKSHOP DATES: 2/5/2018-2/8/2018

IRVING TX
 
Bringing Life to Your Landscape
IRVING ART ASSOCIATION
LOCATION: IRVING TX
WORKSHOP DATES: 2/202018-2/22/2018

GEORGETOWN TX
 
Watercolor Impressionism: Landscape/Cityscape
ARTSEA
LOCATION: GEORGETOWN TX
WORKSHOP DATES: 4/102018-4/12/2018

RENO NV
 
Watercolor Impressionism:
SIERRA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY
LOCATION: GEORGETOWN TX
WORKSHOP DATES: 5/9/2018-5/11/2018

Michael has been selected to Demonstrate and Teach at the 2018 Plain Air Convention & Expo
in Santa Fe NM 
April 16-20, 2018
Presented by Plain Air Magazine
The Plein Air Convention & Expo is the world’s largest plein air event. It’s like the Woodstock of outdoor painting. Attendees make personal connections with 80-plus of the world’s top painters (our faculty), plus 900 peers plus discover amazing techniques to transform their painting skills. There will be painting demonstrations on four stages, plus each day attendees and faculty go out painting and plan to break the world record for the most plein air painters painting in one place simultaneously.
The event takes place in Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 16-20, 2018. There is an optional 1 1/2 day pre-convention workshop with leading artist Kevin MacPherson (April 15), plus an art show and more. All events will take place at the host hotel.

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2017 Photography Exhibit travels to the West Irving Library

After the Exhibits Committtee tested the waters by organizing two nonjuried photography exhibits at the West Irving Library in 2015 and 2016, they decided to hold a juried photography exhibit in the IAA Gallery at Jaycee Park.

44 local photographers participated in the beautiful October exhibit at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Juror was Mark Thompson. For the Preview Gallery click here. For the Awards Announcement click here. For the Reception photos, see the IAA Photo Album.

The work of 13 photographers is represented in the traveling exhibition, which is again hosted by the West Irving Library:

Dee Elliott
John Fernandez
Justin Higgs
Rajesh Jyothiswaran
Evan Knapp
Li Liang
Klaus Mayer
Robert Moore
Rebecca Motley
Sonja Quarles
Laurie Reeter
Denise Remfert
Jaminet Rivera

Exhibit dates: Dec. 3 , 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018

Brochure: 2017photography traveling show

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Irving Art Association 2017 Winter Art Exhibit

The annual IAA Winter Art Exhibit is on display December 3, 2017 through January 5, 2017at the Jaycee Park Center for the Art, 1975 Puritan in Irving. Formerly called the Holiday Art Show, it’s artwork from IAA artists including holiday-themed, winter-related or new work. The annual Christmas Party on Dec. 12 is the reception.

For more about IAA see the website: irvingart.org

Artists participating:

  • Don Collins
  • Frankie Couch
  • Ankita Dwivedi
  • Sharon Giles
  • Rachael Gregory
  • John Hunter
  • Virginia Jenkins
  • Jane Kahler
  • Jean Knauber
  • Susan Murray
  • Michelle Myers
  • Quentin Ochs
  • Nell Owen
  • Victoria Robinson
  • Bess Saloman
  • Barbara Smith

Gallery of art from the Winter Show:

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Nov. 28 Irving Art Association Meeting: Sudeep Kumar on Urban Sketching

The November 28th Irving Art Association Members Meeting will feature artist Sudeep Kumar, who will talk about  urban sketching with a demo and a hands-on afterword. He will also share information about Urban Sketchers global community, the Dallas/Fort Worth local chapter and how someone can join these groups.

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.

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.

Call for Art:  IAA Winter Art Exhibit Members, you may drop off your work early at the meeting. Regular drop off time is Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10am – 2pm. Up to three large pieces or five small ones on any theme. Don’t forgot your name, title of art, and contact information on the back. Exhibit runs Dec. 3 – Jan. 5, 2018.

About the Artist
Sudeep Kumar is a local area artist, living in Frisco, TX.
Art for him is like a meditation, a silent conversation with self. On one hand, his work is either capturing the energy/mood of a place or event and presenting it to the audience to have them connect to the subject more closely as if its an integral part of their life. On the other hand, its a portrait of human emotions underneath our daily struggle for survival or mundane day to day activities. In today’s world of technological advancement, he feels we as a species are losing touch with our surroundings, our environment, our fellow human beings. The real connection or intimacy is missing. That’s what he tries to present to the audience and have them take a step back from their busy life and explore their surroundings fully. He uses charcoal, ink pen, or watercolor to create this artwork and try to use minimum media/material to keep them simple without impacting the message they convey.
Since last more than a decade he has been painting, drawing, sketching, teaching, exhibiting, learning and inspiring the community. He is also a Faculty of Art of Living foundation, teaching meditation and breathing technique for overall well-being for all individuals.

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Paint Club with VET Nov. 18: Sunset Cover only $25

Join the Paint Club for quick and easy instructions on how-to-create “ready to hang” artwork. You receive all the supplies you need, along with step-by-step instructions, from professional artist, VET. No previous skill required. Bring a friend or just treat yourself to a fun painting experience. Age 18+. Only $25 per class.

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Sponsored by the Irving Art Association

Date: Nov. 18, 2017
Saturday morning 10am – noon

Nov. 18 – Sunset Cove

 

Instructor: VET

Address: Directions
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts
1975 Puritan
Irving TX 75061

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Winners of the Irving Art Association 2017 Photography Exhibition

This is the first year that Irving Art Association has sponsored a juried exhibition devoted solely to photography. 75 Photographs from 44 photographers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area were selected by juror Mark Thompson for the show.  For the Preview Gallery click here.

The Reception & Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday, November 5th, from 2-4pm. Almost 100 people attended to view the show and awards. Reception photos will posted soon on the IAA Photo Album.

Click here for the show catalog: 2017PhotographyExhibitCatalog

The show will be on view through December 1st. Selected works will travel to the West Irving Library for an exhibit Dec. 3 – Jan. 7, 2018.

Award Winners

For the Winners Gallery see http://irvingartassociation.org/2017/11/winners-of-the-iaa-2017-photography-exhibition/

Best in Show
Robert Moore
Varanasi Waif, Varanasi
Black & White 25.5 x 20 $375

 

Black & White Color Non-Traditional
1st Place
Justin Higgs
Blood Bondage
1st Place
Donna Miller
Catch Me If you Can
1st Place
Rajesh Jyothiswaran
The Money Shot
2nd Place
John Fernandez
Trombones
2nd Place
Jaminet Rivera
Red Barn
2nd Place
Minvi Duncan
Bella Firenze
3rd Place
Joseph Peña
Hays and Rays
3rd Place
Denise Remfert
Sheer Grace
3rd Place
Toby Cheng
Wild Light
Honorable Mention
Bredt Bredthauer
Thamel St.
Honorable Mention
Klaus Mayer
The Grande Mosque
Honorable Mention
Hannah Whittemore
Fire Springs

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Reception & Awards Nov. 5 for IAA’s 2017 Photography Exhibition

Sunday, Nov. 5 2-4pm

Reception & Awards for
IAA’s 2017 Photography Exhibit

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Drive, Irving TX 75062  directions

Don’t miss this special event! Come and see the beautiful photography and meet the photographers in Irving Art Association’s first juried photography show. $2,000 in prizes will be awarded.

75 works from 44 photographers were selected by juror Mark Thompson for the exhibit at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. For a preview of the show see http://irvingartassociation.org/2017/10/2017-iaa-photography-exhibition-preview-gallery/

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Artist Talk & Reception with Martin Lam Nguyen, C.S.C. – Nov. 3 at UD’s Haggerty Gallery

You are warmly invited …

Please join us for the closing reception of Moments, a solo exhibition of works by Rev. Martin Lam Nguyen, C.S.C, this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, from 5-8 p.m. An artist talk is being given in the Art History Auditorium at 5 p.m.at the University of Dallas with the reception following directly in the gallery. An artist catalog is being published for the occasion of the exhibition and will be available on the night. The exhibition ends this Sunday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m., do not miss out!

A Roman Catholic priest from Vietnam, Nguyen will be transforming the gallery into a large installation for quiet meditation and reflection on the present moment.

The exhibition brings together three multi-year projects: Mountain Waits (1998-1999), Lucie (2001-2005), and Painting of the Social Network (2007-present). Occupying every inch of the gallery, this vast installation features thousands of cataloged moments, each carefully painted or drawn and then presented in a grid-like format. The result is a work of abounding repetition yet permeated with individuality, as each picture, like the moments they depict, reads as unique and personal.

“It is a room for meditation and it really resembles life,” says Nguyen, “the connections, the disconnections, the facts, the fragility of all of it and yet the power of life.” 

Devoted priest, long-serving educator and accomplished artist, Nguyen brings the many parts of his life together in the studio. Meditation and prayer join the rhythmic stroke of intricate line work. Like ink and water on paper, juxtaposing lessons from a life marred by war mix together with joyful religious service.

“Many of the things are sad, but the bottom line of this life is good,” said Nguyen. “Life is very precious. It’s a positive message.” 

Nguyen is an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame in the Department of Art, Art History and Design; he has been teaching there since 1995. In 1989, he became a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Cross after fleeing Vietnam as a refugee a decade earlier.

Let us know you’re coming!
udallas.edu/gallery
Image Credits:
Photo by Skyler Fike/University of Dallas, Installation Shots of Martin Lam Nguyen, C.S.C., Moments, Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery

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Nancy Medina: Painting Brilliant Florals and Landscapes Nov. 10-12

Painting Brilliant Florals and Landscapes

in Irving, Texas

November 10-12, 2017

ONLY 2 SEATS LEFT

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Put a little joy in your brush and join award winning artist Nancy Medina for three days of painting florals and landscapes in oils. In addition to lessons in painting from life, Nancy will share all of her favorite tips and tools for color mixing, the importance of value to create impact, and how to use temperature strategically in order to make your paintings dramatic. Acrylic and water media painters are also welcome, and Nancy will also provide direction to these painters during her demos.

In this 3-day class, you’ll create beautifully adventurous paintings and teach your color to hop up and dance on the canvas!

Your class includes three days of creating brilliant color in Irving, Texas. Open for beginners to advanced painters, Nancy will share all her favorite tips for taking your art to the next level in this fun workshop!

Open for students who work in oils, as well as those who work in water based oils and acrylics, you will learn to loosen your approach to the landscape and floral still life in this indoor workshop. This will be a fun workshop with multiple demonstrations by the teacher. Nancy shares all her favorite tips with you for creating brilliant color on a transparent background, and methods for making your flowers and landscapes look authentic and beautiful. Students are encouraged to take lots of photos and ask many questions, and will take home the tools needed to create paintings they will enjoy for years to come.

November 10-12, 2017

10 am to 4:30 pm daily

$495 per student

You will learn to:

Simplify shapes

Brighten colors

Add drama

Paint loosely with confident brush strokes

Click here for my supply list!

For more information see my website: https://www.nancymedina.com/workshops/

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Painting a path through creativity Watermedia Workshop Nov. 15 & 16 (Nemec)

Painting a path through creativity, a 2 day WATERMEDIA WORKSHOP with P. Rayer Nemec

Nov. 15th & 16th
9:30am – 3:30pm

Workshop fee: $150 for both days: Wednesday, Nov. 15th & Thursday, Nov. 16th.

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061  directions

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Supply list: Nemec supplylist

Kick start your creative spirit while experiencing the painting process. There will be small creative exercises in out of the box experiences to complement the ongoing painting process. These are designed to give you a multitude of ideas and to get you to think outside the edge of the paper, the surface of the canvas, the page, the tube, the palette, or the lens. It will give you permission to always ask “What If?”

We will be combining realism and abstraction to create compositions that begin in the heart and provide answers to those passions you want to bring to your studio? What color resonates in your feelings? What possibilities can you create from building on your past successful painting experiences? Each exercise will be a personal catalog of ideas to inspire your present and future work.

A variety of approaches to the painting process will be explored, allowing you to determine the ones that work best for you. This is not a class in paint like me but one in painting like you. Through the work in class and the sharing of ideas and suggestions during your daily painting revue you should have an abundance of ideas for future work and a clearer vision of how to go about doing your work with individuality and personal choice.

 

The Class:

Several paintings will be started each day. On the first day creative thinking exercises will be done while painting starts are drying. There will be a class evaluation at the end of each session and a discussion of goals and processes for the next day. On the second day the layering process will be explored, bringing the painting starts to another level. Quick demonstrations of water media techniques will be presented at least 2Xs a day.

The last day will be a concentration on design, values, composition and emotional impact in order to know how you want to finish your work. You will go back to your studio with several wonderful notes and packets of creativity resources that you created in the class.

T.S. Eliot said, “Between the idea and the reality, falls the shadow.” How we think our art and writing should look and what actually happens is often out of our control. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be something as good as or better than we planned. If we are attached to the vision of what it must look like, we are robbing ourselves of the pleasure that can come from going with the flow and looking for what the work itself wants to become…and then accepting it as the wonder it is. This workshop encourages going with the flow, being loose and letting the painting tell you what it needs.

A supply list will be provided once you sign up for the class.

 


Paula Rayer Nemec, Bio 2017

Designer, Painter, Lecturer, Juror, Teacher

MY ARTWORK CONSISTS OF:

  • Multilayered Media, acrylic, oil, cold wax medium, graphite, gouache, pastel oil sticks, collage and found objects.
  • Influence of Asian concepts of simplicity and restrained design.
  • Subtle colors of the Renaissance painters.
  • Line, Text and Imagery of the everyday.
  • The Spirit and Essence of my life.

My passion is the perseverance of the creative process. To always be changing and growing, constantly asking why and why not, pushing the process in new directions. One of my loves is to enable other creative people to share in this process. This is accomplished through my teaching and lecturing around the country. “My art and my life are always in process, always changing, taking new shapes and going down different avenues of creativity.”

Paula is the recipient of many outstanding awards and has participated in group and individual exhibits throughout the U.S. and Europe. She maintains a studio in Dallas and is represented by design studios in Dallas, Houston and Florida. She is also a member of Art Focus XC http://www.artfocusxc.com/nemec.html.

 

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2017 IAA Photography Exhibition Preview Gallery

This is the first year that Irving Art Association has sponsored a juried exhibition devoted solely to photography. We received a great response to our call and are proud to announce that work from 44 photographers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area has been selected to be in the show.  For the Preview Gallery go to http://irvingartassociation.org/2017/10/2017-iaa-photography-exhibition-preview-gallery/

Juror is Mark Thompson, an award-winning photographer, videographer and filmmaker. Mark began his career as a painter before discovering his penchant for digital media, at which point he began making the move from being a full-time painter to full-time professional photographer and videographer. Over the years Mark’s training and experience has touched on a variety of different genres that include everything from commercial & product photography to fine art and even filmmaking. Mark has worked as photographer for such outfits as CBS News, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Deep Ellum Foundation, and the Lyndie Wilkes Advertising Agency (just to name a few), his photography as been shown in art galleries all over North Texas, and he is currently producing his first feature-length documentary film.

75 works will be in the exhibit opening October 29 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX. The Reception & Awards Ceremony will be Sunday, November 5th, from 2-4pm. The show will be on view through December 1st.  Selected works will travel to the West Irving Library for an exhibit Dec. 3 – Jan. 7, 2018.

Congratulations to those IAA members whose work was selected: Tina Alvarez, Eleanore Avery, Amy Keng, Ron Kreml, Liang Li, Quentin Ochs, Kathleen Ramirez, Alfredo Santesteban and Mary Ann Vela.

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Open Studio Night Oct. 26 at UD’s Haggerty Art Village

University of Dallas

invites you to the annual

OPEN STUDIO NIGHT

the Haggerty Art Village

October 26, 2017, 5-9 p.m.

 

Please join us for an unforgettable night of art, refreshments and prizes. Meet with artists in their studios from the departments of ceramics, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

EVENTS:

8:00 p.m. – Drawing for raffle prizes

(must be present to win)

Persons with disabilities needing special assistance to attend the event should call 972.721.5385. The request must be made three days prior to the event.

 

UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS 1845 E. Northgate Dr. Irving, TX 75062

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Photo: Steven Foutch

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Behnaz Sohrabian Solo Exhibition at the West Irving Library

October 1st – December 3rd, 2017
at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

Library hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Brochure: IAA2017BehnazSoheabianExhibitBrochure

About the Artist:

Born and educated in Tehran, Iran, Behnaz Sohrabian started painting as a child and continued her passion professionally from the age of 10. She received a BS in Applied Chemistry, a BA in painting and a Master of Arts in Art Studies.

She moved to Oklahoma as a young woman to be near her family in 2010. Behnaz is a member of the Irving Art Association and has won Best of Show in the last two annual IAA Member Exhibitions, as well as awards in the Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition.

Behnaz works mainly in oils and is expert in several genres: portraits, figures, still life, florals, animals and abstract landscape.

Artist’s statement: My aim is just to paint simply, apply easy brush strokes, emphasize on light and shadow, and the dynamics between the subject and background. I paint different subject matters for conveying the concept of feminine characteristics and femininity as a representation of simplicity, beauty & inspiration. Woman, flower, earth are creators in our life & they all interact in the process of fertility, reproduction & generosity. My art collection represents this association.

 

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6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Islamic Contemporary Art

October 7November 12, 2017
Main Gallery, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062
Presented by the Islamic Art Revival Series in partnership with Irving Arts Center, the 6th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art is a program of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation.

This prestigious international exhibition of artwork is inspired by Islamic culture, art, literature and architecture and features works in a variety of styles and media from artists around the world.  Coming from diverse backgrounds, with varying faiths, ages and levels of expertise, the exhibition aims to present Islamic art as a universal language,  a translator and connector of generations and cultures.

Activities & Events to Enlighten and Inspire

Saturday, October 7

  • Opening Night Reception featuring Linda Komaroff (7 p.m.) Linda Komaroff has served as LACMA’s curator of Islamic art since 1995. Her exhibitions at LACMA include The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353 (2003); A Tale of Two Persian Carpets (2009); and Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts (2011).

Saturday, October 14

  • Guided Gallery Tour, 2 pm and 4 pm Marcie Inman, Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programs at Irving Arts Center leads guided tours of the exhibition.  

Saturday, October 21 – Sunday, October 22

Special Guest Speaker/Artist: Arash Shirinbab will deliver workshops and presentations for both youth and adults October 21-22. Arash Shirinbab is an award winning artist and calligrapher and has managed to be a successful blend of artist, Arabic-Persian calligrapher, and designer, as well as art administrator, art curator, and entrepreneur for the past ten years. His schedule will be as follows:

  • Saturday, October 21 @ 10 am – Noon: Calligraphy workshop for kids, ages 9+
  • Saturday, October 21 @ 4 pm. Talk/demonstration (Talk in Dupree Theater will be followed by a Calligraphy demonstration).
  • Sunday, October 22 @ 2 pm Calligraphy workshop for adults, ages 17 and above

Saturday, October 28

Artists’ Panel: Pakistani Artistic Tradition and Contemporary Expression Artists Anila Quayyum Agha, Ambreen Butt, Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz, and Murad Khan Mumtaz in a conversation moderated by Dallas Contemporary’s Senior Curator, Justine Ludwig will discuss the impact of Pakistani visual tradition on their artistic practice. The panel will explore how art history has helped shape each artist’s unique contemporary visual language, and will delve into the tensions between geo-specific artistic traditions and the globalized nature of contemporary art.

  • Guest Speaker (TBA) 3 pm – 4 pm (Suite 200)
  • Reception 4 pm – 4:30 pm (Main Gallery)
  • Artists Panel moderated by Justine Ludwig, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, (Suite 200)

Saturday, November 4

  • Guided Gallery Tour, 2 pm and 4 pm Todd Hawkins, Irving Arts Center’s Executive Director leads guided tours of the exhibition.

 

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.

2016 catalog cover

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Moments, Martin Lam Nguyen Solo opening Oct. 5 at UD’s Haggerty Gallery

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is honored to present Moments, a solo show by Martin Lam Nguyen. Please join us for either the opening reception on October 5, 6-8 p.m. or our closing reception November 3, 6-8 p.m. The exhibition runs through from October 5, to November 5, 2017.

A devoted priest, long serving educator, and accomplished artist, Nguyen brings the many parts of his life together in the studio. Meditation and prayer join the rhythmic stroke of intricate line work in drawings and lessons from a life marred by war mixed together with joyful religious service, like ink and water on paper, with the desire to teach and inspire.

Martin Lam Nguyen was born in Vietnam; he arrived in America as a refugee in 1979 and became a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Cross a decade later. He joined the art department of the University of Notre Dame in 1995 and continues there as Associate Professor of the Department of Art, Art History and Design.

Moments brings together three of Nguyen’s major multi-year projects; Mountain Waits, Lucie, and Painting the Social Network for the first time. Encompassing every inch of the gallery, in an impressive installation, thousands of cataloged moments are laid out in a grid format in each project. The result is abounding repetition and yet individuality, as each painted or drawn image, like the moments they depict, reads as unique and personal.

However, Nguyen’s work is less about him and more about us, the viewer, as he creates a space for us to contemplate the moments of our own lives while viewing his work in the present moment.

For more information visit our website: www.udallas.edu/gallery

 

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Shafaq Ahmad: Lifting the Veils to Lights of Mysteries at the Irving Arts Center

Lifting the Veils to Lights of Mysteries

Sept. 2 – Nov. 26, 2017
Main Gallery, Irving Arts Center

Solo Exhibition by Shafaq Ahmad

An accomplished multimedia artist, Shafaq Ahmad’s work includes painting, print making, sculpture, digital media, mixed media and art installations. http://www.irvingartscenter.com/event/shafaq-ahmad-lifting-of-veils-to-lights-of-mystery/

Shafaq Ahmad has been the Art Director for Islamic Art Revival Series since 2013, where she is responsible for organizing and curating the international juried exhibition of contemporary Islamic Art, which returns to Irving Arts Center October 7 through November 12.

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

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University of Dallas Exhibition Proposals

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is an integral component of the University of Dallas Art Department and its exhibitions are designed to encourage a dialogue between the university community, as well as the broader community, by inviting an array of contemporary artists to our campus.

We welcome submissions and proposals from artists and independent curators year round. All media encouraged. Exhibition proposals are reviewed by a committee of University of Dallas scholars and the greater Dallas area community. To submit go to http://udallas.edu/offices/artgallery/submissions.php

For your application to be considered at our next committee meeting for Spring and Fall exhibitions in 2018 submit your proposal by midnight Sept. 24th 2017. We take applications year round.

For more information visit our website: www.udallas.edu/gallery

 

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IAA Photography Competition Deadline Oct. 10

image: John Fernandez “Bos Tauri”, award winner in the IAA 16th National Animal Art Exhibition

The 1st Annual Irving Art Association Photography Competition is open to all DFW area residents. $2,000 in awards!

For complete entry details, see the prospectus: 2017 IAA Photography Prospectus

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be original photography, either film or digital. 
  • Any subject matter will be considered as acceptable, except nudes.
  • Submitted works must have been created in the last 2 years, and not accepted in a previous IAA Photography Exhibit.
  • Limit of three (3) entries per photographer.
  • Framed photography must not exceed 36″ x 36″, and weigh under 20 lbs.

ENTER ONLINE:

Digital images only: JPGs or PNGs with 300 pixels per inch resolution and a width and/or height maximum of 1800 pixels/6 inches. Maximum of 3MB. Image names: Last name of photographer, first name or initial, then title of photograph or entry no.

Submit your entry online with payment via PayPal in the amount of $35 ($25 for IAA members). No refunds.

REGISTER NOW

Calendar:

  • Entry Deadline Oct 10
  • Notification of acceptance Oct 15
  • Hand delivered entries Saturday, Oct. 28 10am – 2pm
    Jaycee Park Center for the Arts,
  • Exhibit opens Oct. 29
  • Reception & Awards Ceremony Sunday, Nov. 5 2 – 4 pm
  • Exhibit Closes Dec. 1
  • Art pick up Saturday, Dec. 2 10 – 2 pm
  • Traveling Exhibit Dec. 3 – Jan. 7, 2018 at the West Irving Library (optional)

 

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Irving Main Street Event Sept. 15 & 16

  • Friday, Sept. 15, 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 16, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Irving Heritage District
    217 S. Main St.
    Irving, TX 75060
  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking

This annual street festival in the heart of the Irving Heritage District celebrates the hometown feel of Irving with attractions for all ages. Each year thousands of people attend this family affair, which offers live music, the Manifolds on Main Street Car Show, free rides and activities for children, food and shopping.

Admission is free on both days!  Friday evening features live music and free children’s activities.  On Saturday the festival expands to include a car show, additional children’s entertainment and a Craft Marketplace with vendors selling crafts, jewelry, décor, apparel and more.  All food and craft vendor spaces are full.

Saturday brings a variety of fun activities to Main Street!  All of the attractions below will run from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 16.

Craft Marketplace
Over 50 booths of crafters line Main Street, featuring artists, jewelers, woodworking and more.  The marketplace is a great opportunity to begin holiday shopping and find unique gift items.  Several City of Irving departments will also be on-site to share information about resident services and free giveaways (while supplies last).

Juried Art Exhibit
Step into the Glory House Bistro, located at 109 Main Street, for the second annual Main Street Art Show.  The display includes mixed media, sculptures, photography and paintings.  While viewing the works, enjoy the sounds of skilled musicians throughout the day.

12:30 p.m.  Jim Eger Jazz Trio
2:30 p.m.    Bnois King Trio

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The IAA Members Art Experience Sept. 26

The September 26th Irving Art Association Members Meeting will feature 3 different HANDS-ON ART EXPERIENCES! We’ll be doing:

  • Acrylic Pours with Linda Wood Shotwell
  • Working with Stencils with Sharon Giles
  • Nail Polish Gems with Patsy Davila.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  DirectionsWarning: wear grunge clothes and/or bring your aprons.

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.

Guests $5 donation – RSVP to us at info@irvingart.org. Join or Renew.

 

Everyone participating in this meeting will have the opportunity to make their own 3 x 3 inch acrylic pour.Acrylic pours are one of the hottest paint experiences right now and you will love doing it. Take what you learn home with you and make a larger piece at home.
Come explore the expanding use of stencils and masks in artwork. It’s not just pouncing up and down with a stiff stencil brush anymore.Sharon will introduce you to brayers, sprays, stamping, sponges, pan pastel, even baby wipes and more!
But wait, that’s not all!!!! Patsy will show you how to create lovely gemstones just using nail polish.She’ll have supplies but you can bring your favorite polish.

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Winners of the 2017 National Animal Art Exhibiton

For the 16th year, Irving Art Association has hosted  a competition featuring animal art. Juror Patsy Lindamond selected 62 pieces of art and photography from artists from all over the country. Drawings,  watercolors, oils, acrylics, photography,  and mixed media are included in this annual exhibit. (Preview Gallery)

The show opened Sunday, August 27th and runs until Sept. 29th at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Gallery hours are Sun., Mon., Wed. & Thurs., from 1 to 4 p.m.and Tues.  from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Awards Reception was held on Sunday afternoon, September 10 from 2-4pm. For a copy of the show catalog click here: 2017 IAA Animal Art Catalog

 

For Reception & Awards photos, check the IAA Photo Album 

For pictures of the award-winning art, see the Winners Gallery at http://irvingartassociation.org/.

Credit goes to those who worked hard on this exhibit: Exhibit Chair was Linda Wood Shotwell. Entry intake was done through callforentry.org

this year; catalog, by John Hunter. Hanging and intake volunteers were Linda Shotwell, Susan Murray,  Kathleen Ramirez, and Sharon Giles.  Food for the reception was handled by Susan Murray, and reception photographer was Patsy Davila.

On October 17th, 17 pieces from this exhibit will be on display at the Irving Arts Center (3333 N. MacArthur, Irving) for the 6th Annual IAA Animal Art Traveling Exhibit until November 26. Traveling exhibit chairs are Sharon Giles and Susan Murray.

AWARDS

BEST OF SHOW: Gwen Revino “King of the Road, India”

IAA President’s Award: Sheliah Lonian “What a Surprise!”
WATER MEDIA 1st Judi Betts “West Texas”
2nd Shelby Prindaville “Perspective”
3rd Marilyn Bourbon “Happy Go Lucky”
HM Sharon Giles “Cattin’ Around”
HM Elaine Jary “Late Afternoon Egret”
OIL 1st Ann Hardy “Red Headed Friends”
2nd Janae Corrado “The Glutton”
3rd PJ Lenorovitz “Koi Mist”
HM Debbie Flynn A Beauty Up in Thin Air
DRY MEDIA 1st Valorie Sams “Chester”
2nd Deb LaFogg “Crested Caracara”
3rd Ruben Contreras “Looking at Me”
HM Donna Myers “Arm Chair Dog”
PHOTOGRAPHY 1st Tina Alvarez “Dancing Jellies”
2nd John Fernandez “Bos Tauri”
3rd Justin Higgs “Jackie Boy”
HM Krista Hulsman “Texas Longhorn II”
MIXED MEDIA 1st Robin Ingle “Rockin Rooster”
2nd Susie Monzingo “Safe Landing”

 

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