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

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April 22July 9, 2017

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

Gallery Admission is FREE Gallery Hours:

Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

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

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2017 62nd Annual IAA Members Juried Exhibit call for entries

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IAA sponsors a juried show annual for its members — this year is the 62nd. Location: both the East and West Galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Awards this year have been increased to $2,000.

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Early Online Registration Form and Payment (deadline May 25)

JUROR: Misty Oliver Foster

Both online entries and those brought on Intake Day will be accepted. Entering online will be $25 – a $5 discount. Deadline for early online registration is May 25 and images are optional, Intake day is Saturday, May 27, 10am – 2pm. Registration fee for artwork submitted on intake day is $30. Those members who have registered previously online will deliver their work too.

As in prior years, we will have a Challenge Award for a special theme. This year it’s Birds, and participation is optional. Challenge contenders will also be judged within the media categories and will be invited to participate in the IAA Winners Exhibit traveling to the Irving Arts Center in July.

  • Must be an IAA member for the 2016-2017 or 2017-2018 dues year. If you haven’t paid your dues, click here.

 


 

CALENDAR:

Thursday, May 25, 2017 – Online entry deadline

Saturday, May 27, 2017 10am – 2pm – Deliver artwork (for work entered previously online & also for registration at intake)

Sunday, May 28 1-4pm – Pick up work juried out

Sunday, June 11 – Reception & Awards: 2-4pm

Saturday, June 24 – Strike Date 10am – 2pm

July 15 – August 27 IAA Winners Exhibit at the Irving Art Center’s Dupree Lobby, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062 (62nd Challenge entries will be included)

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Landscape Painting Workshop June 17 by Jane Kahler

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Jane Kahler will teach a landscape painting workshop on Saturday, June 17 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  Directions Hours are 10:00am to 3:00pm with a short break for lunch.

Jane will stress the importance of composition, values & creating a center of interest.Students may paint in acrylics or oils. Supply list upon registration. Bring reference photos (Jane will also bring photos).

Cost of workshop: $60 ($55 for IAA members). To register, contact Jane Kahler at janekahlerart@gmail.com or call 214-354-641. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

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Urban Sketchers Dallas/Fort Worth – Monthly Outing- May 20th

The moring sunrise is reflected in the windows of Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas during the 10th Worldwide InstaMeet (#WWIM10). Part of the #RiseAtSunrise instameet hosted by InstaDFW, Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, and Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The morning sunrise is reflected in the windows of Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas during the 10th Worldwide InstaMeet (#WWIM10). Part of the #RiseAtSunrise instameet hosted by InstaDFW, Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, and Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Let’s Sketch Irving Convention Center!

Greetings sketchers!

Our next sketch outing for Urban Sketchers Dallas/Fort Worth will be 10:00am Saturday, May 20th at the Irving Convention Center. The Irving Convention Center is a 275,000 sq ft (25,500 m2) facility located on a 40 acres (16 ha) tract in Las Colinas Urban Center in Irving, Texas. The center is a piece of Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture. The building is recognized for its unique architecture and vertical design….for more info about the place please visit – https://www.irvingconventioncenter.com/.

We will meet in front of the center address – 500 West Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, Texas 75039 at 10:00am. We’ll start with introductions and announcements, then disperse to sketch singly, in pairs or in groups as you wish.  We’ll reconvene at 12:30 pm to share sketchbooks and for a group photo. Hang around for lunch if you can.

Bring a friend, and if this is your first outing with us, welcome!  A sketch outing isn’t a class, workshop or competition.  It’s an opportunity for creative people to meet each other, draw together, and share their sketches with each other and online.

What are the rules?
1.  There are no rules.
2.  Anyone can participate, be it to draw for 20 minutes or the full scheduled time.
3.  Any level of ability is welcome, from veteran artists to first time sketchers.
4.  Bring your own sketching gear.  A hat and sunscreen are a good idea.
5.  Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you have questions shoot me an email at sudeepkatt@gmail.com.  Please join us!

Urban Sketchers Dallas/Fort Worth is a chapter of Urban Sketchers, an international non-profit committed to promoting on-location sketching across disciplines and around the globe.  For more information see www.urbansketchers.org.

Note: the local chapter has a Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/urbansketchersdfw/

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Introduction to Free Motion Machine Embroidery with Leisa Rich

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Introduction to Free Motion Machine Embroidery with Leisa Rich

Saturday, July 29, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

http://www.irvingartscenter.com/art-maker-resources/classes-workshops-for-adults/

Students in this introductory workshop will explore the exciting, creative technique of free motion machine embroidery on a medium weight cotton cloth. This workshop focuses on a myriad of ways easy-to-do machine embroidery can transition a flat surface to a dimensional, textural one, using thread only! Skills learned can be used to embellish quilts, clothing or home décor, or with practice, advance to “painting with thread” and make wall-hung art works. Discover your personal direction in a supportive learning environment through an emphasis on technical exploration that is fun! Even mistakes are opportunities. Take these great techniques home to inspire continuous exploration.

Registration is open to individuals 17 and older. Participants will need to bring their own sewing machine and supplies; for a complete list of supplies click here

http://www.irvingartscenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Free-Motion-Workshop_IAC-Info-and-Supply-List.pdf

Participants should also bring a bag lunch.

Workshop fee: $75

(Discount for IAC Art Connection Members and Irving Art Association Members: $50)

To register call 972.252.2787.

About Leisa:

Leisa Rich is an experimental artist working with an array of new fibers, detritus and mixed media in 2D, sculptural, installation and 3D printing. Rich pulls from many art and fiber techniques but it is Free Motion stitching, sewing, hand embroidery and 3D printing that are employed most often in her works. She exhibits internationally and nationally, has been featured on the PBS artist special inCONTEXT, in several books: 3D Mixed Media Textile ArtTextile Art Around the World; Mastering the Art of Embroidery; The Best of America Sculpture; NoPlaceness: Art in A Post-Urban Landscape; Modern Sculpture; The Studio Quilt No. 6: State of the Art; Hand to Hand; Quilt National 2009; The Best of America Sculpture Artists and Artisans and in magazines, newspapers, blogs and televised interviews. She holds Master of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts & Bachelor of Education in Art degrees and teaches in colleges, arts centers, educational institutions, studio, and travels to teach. Leisa Rich has pieces in the collections of  Delta Airlines, Emory Healthcare, The Dallas Museum of Art, The Kamm Teapot Foundation, The University of North Texas, The University of Texas- Pan American and in private collections.  To learn more visit www.monaleisa.com

 

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Onward Forward reception May 13 at UD’s Haggerty Gallery

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ONWARD FORWARD is a juried exhibition featuring graduate students studying in Arlington, Dallas, Denton, and Fort Worth.  The exhibition will offer visitors an overview of the variety of perspectives that exist locally. Please join us as we showcase the next generation of DFW artists!  Opening reception will be May 13th from 4-7pm and the show will run May 11th-July 8th at the Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery at the University of Dallas.

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Sara Joseph demo on Polymer Clay: IAA April 25th Meeting

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, April 25th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Sara Joseph. She will be demonstrating her use of polymer clay in sculpture.

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

About the artist: Sara Joesph

Sara Joseph is a writer, sculptor and visual artist. She sculpts in polymer clay and paints in words, watercolors, oil, acrylics and mixed media. Her artworks are in numerous corporate and private collections around the world.

Her book Gently Awakened: The influence of Faith on Your Artistic Journey was the 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Gold Medal Winner for Christian NonFiction and Illustration.

Born in India, her early art training exposed her to the artistic traditions and rigor of the East. She immigrated to the United States with her husband, Jacob, and raised two sons. A former co-owner of Artists’ Showplace Gallery in Dallas, Texas, she is currently the web author of Christian Artist Resource, an online resource for Christian artists internationally, as well as a changing gallery of her contemporary Christian art. She is also owns Tereo Creative, a publishing company for Christian creative endeavors. Visit her online at http://www.christian-artist-resource.com/

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Spring 2017 Free Basic Classes: Spinning & Knitting and Watercolor

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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 as well as mid career artists reviewing technique and not creating finished works. Expect traditional as well as new and nontraditional materials and approaches.

Registration is open for the 2017 spring classes.  (each class is separate)

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

Supplies provided. Please feel free to 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 Class on Spinning & Knitting 
Dates: May 4, 11, 18
Instructor: Ameda Holmes
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Ameda Holmes has been knitting and working with yarn since she was 5 years old.  Her grandmother was a true master and taught her how to design as well as create.  In 1985 she decided that natural fibers were the way to go and she learned to spin her own yarn.  For the three Thursday evenings in May she will be teaching spinning and knitting.  The first night will be devoted to spinning. Attendees will be introduced to the basics of spinning and will receive a spindle and fiber to work with.  The next two nights will be devoted to the basics of knitting.  Everyone will be making simple slippers. Needles and yarn will be provided.

Free Basic Class on Watercolor
Dates: June 1, 8, 15
Instructor: Beverly Boren
REGISTER

Bev Boren was born and raised in Texas and now resides in Trophy Club, Texas with her husband Ben.  She is a signature member of the Outdoor Painters Society and the Southwestern Watercolor Society.  She is also a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, and American Watercolor Society.

Her work is primarily the result of her need to paint.  Inspiration can come at any time and in any place.  She is not confined to one subject area.  She loves  to paint a variety of subject matter as well as working in various mediums.  Bev’s paintings are created with things that capture her eye whether it’s a still life, landscape, or capturing a person’s personality.  Painting is her way of connecting with the world and the people around her and sharing those experiences along the way.

In her words “Trying to describe or explain my efforts at painting or drawing seems like a futile effort.  After all, I want my work to express itself without the necessity of words.  My best hope is that my work will stand simply on it’s own, and find a connection with viewers where words fail”.  Her website: http://bevboren.com/

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2017 DFW Fiber Fest April 6-9 in Irving

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Irving Convention Center
Irving, TX
2017 DFW Fiber Fest
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” page.)

Vendor Hall is Open to the Public

Friday, April 7 – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 8 – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 9 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

$5/Day Pass or $10/Weekend Pass
FREE PARKING ALL WEEKEND

Friday Night Event Speaker

Author and Knitter’s Review Founder

Clara Parkes

Event Pass is Required for Entry on Friday Night

A few tickets remain for the Friday Night Event.
Tickets are available online until Tuesday Evening, April 4.
Any remaining passes will be available on-site from
the Registration Table at the Irving Convention Center
on Friday, April 7, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please send your questions to: classes@dfwfiberfest.org

or call us at: 214-799-1347

 

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2017 Canal Fest Public Art Exhibit call for artists

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Fliers: Canal Fest 2017 Promotional Flier 2017
Canal Fest – Art Exhibit Info Sheet
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Canal Fest – Art Exhibit Entry Form

For more information For more art exhibit information, email Jacqueline Madden at jmadden@cityofirving.org.

Regulations for Submitting Art Entries
Artwork will be accepted in any medium format.
Artwork must be delivered ready to display/hang.
Each artist may not submit more than 4 entries.
Artists do not have to be Irving residents.

Entry Fee
The is no entry fee to participate in the public art exhibit.
Commission Fees:
The City of Irving will not collect any art commission fees.
Art Exhibit Sales:
Art exhibit sell transactions are between the artist and consumer.
The City of Irving is not participating in any purchase transactions or purchase agreements.

Hand-delivered entries accepted during the following times:
Monday, April 3 to Monday, April 17 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Irving City Hall │ 825 W. Irving Blvd.
Where to deliver artwork at City Hall ?
Irving City Hall | Guest Services Counter
The Guest Services Counter is located on the first floor of Irving City Hall.
An Irving police officer is usually present at the Guest Services Counter.

Public Art Exhibit Hours at Canal Fest
Saturday, April 22 2 to 8 p.m.
Las Colinas Urban Center │200 Mandalay Canal
Artists not required to attend, but must be present to sell.
Note that sold artwork cannot be removed until 7 p.m.

Post-Exhibit Artwork Pick Up Dates
Tuesday, April 25 to Friday, April 28
at Irving City Hall Guest Services Counter
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Irving City Hall │ 825 W. Irving Blvd.

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IAA Artists on Display at Baylor Scott & White – Irving

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Irving Art Association has expanded it’s CAAP Program (Corporate Art Appreciation) to include the Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center in Irving. The paintings will be on display for 6 months in various areas of the hospital.

17 artists from Irving Art Association are participating:

Frankie Couch, Helen Bailey, Patsi Davila, Susan Murray, Sarah Murphy, Patricia Arnold, Wendy Koehrsen, Brett Dyer, Jim Duncan, Patsy Lindamood, Sudeep Kumar, Deepa Koshaley, Victoria Robinson, Sue Banfield, Umashree Kumaresh, Jane Kahler, and Mary Ann Vela.

Thanks to CAAP Chair Frankie Sielof-Couch and volunteer Susan Murray for handling the exhibition.

More art is needed! Participating in CAAP is an IAA member perk. Contact CAAP Chair Frankie Sielof-Couch to join in at 972-255-3468 or franki1930@aol.com or capp@irvingartassociation.org. It’s a great opportunity to promote and sell your work! Note: Frankie also needs art for our other CAAP locations.

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Steve Miller demo on Oil Landscapes: IAA March 28th Meeting

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, March 28th meeting of the Irving Art Association will beSteve Miller. He will be demonstrating his style of oil landscapes.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75062.  Directions. Guests are welcome.

Steve Miller

Steve was born in Arlington, Texas in the late 50’s. Although he grew up in several locations across the South, he now lives in Grand Prairie, Texas with his bride of 39 years, Donna.

Steve has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic artist, creating art, illustration and graphics for several publications.

He has also worked in computer animation and digital photography and digital illustration. In contrast to the computer related visuals, he works in oils and pastels, and has won several awards in local art competitions. Steve has no formal education in art, but says: “I have learned, and am learning, from artist friends and instructors who have traveled the road before me, people who are willing to share their knowledge of color, light and other art related concepts they have learned on their ‘journey’”.

Steve says “My foundational goal as an artist is to render the beauty of the incredible creation around us, a world that was created by an awesome God.”

www.SteveMillerStudios.com

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Lettering Classes & Workshops March – May 2017

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Promoting & Preserving the Lettering Arts
Upcoming Workshops
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with THOMAS INGMIRE

Nazareth Retreat Center, Grand Prairie, TX
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

March 20, 21, & 22, 2017

9:30am – 5:30pm
$245

Tuition includes:

 3 full days with Thomas Ingmire, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, breaks and handout material.
Overnight accommodations are available for $75 per night (twin bed and private bath) include breakfast. HURRY only 4 spots remaining in this workshop!

If you cannot make this weekday workshop, Thomas Ingmire is teaching the weekend prior to this workshop in Waco, TX – March 18 & 19th. Contact Jeanne Dittmann for details.


FREE LECTURE –

7:00PM, MARCH 17, 2017 – MAKING POETRY VISUAL – Baylor University, WACO, TX

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Artwork by Thomas Ingmire
FREE LECTURE
Making Poetry Visual
THOMAS INGMIRE

Baylor University – Moody Library
MARCH 17, 2017
7:00PM
You are invited to a free lecture Making Poetry Visual where Thomas explores the affinities between calligraphy, poetry, and music in a discussion of his collaborative work with contemporary poets. This work originated in 2004 when he met the English poet, David Annwn. The poetry collaborations continue to this day and include poets from the UK, the Philippines, Singapore, Tibet, and the USA.
The lecture is at 7:00 pm, Friday, March 17, 2017, in the Riley Special Collections Reading Room on the Third Floor of Moody Library at Baylor University – elevators and stairs available. Go in the main Starbucks lobby doors (facing 3rd Street), and the elevators are just down the only hallway that goes off of the lobby. Go to the 3rd floor and signs and greeters will be there to help you find your way. Use this address for your GPS: 1312 South 3rd Street Waco Texas

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NORTH LAKE COLLEGE – Main Campus – Irving, TX
Monday, March 27, 2017

6:30pm – 9:00pm
ARTZ 1000.70152 – $30

Students will learn decorative patterning techniques to create a monogram letter suitable for framing using pigment ink pens, gold gouache and watercolor. Supplies: $10 cash due to instructor.
Contact instructor with your preferred monogram letter or one will be randomly assigned.

Please REGISTER early due to limited seating.
If you have any questions about this class, please contact Angie Vangalis, instructor.

Call 972-273-3360 to register.

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Textured & Tangled Abstract Art
NORTH LAKE COLLEGE – Main Campus – Irving, TX
Saturday, April 01, 2017

9:00am – 12:00pm
ARTZ 1000.70155 – $35

Unleash the creative artist in you as we explore mixed media and design an abstract aqueous media  painting on watercolor paper. Students will be using acrylic paint, patterning and watercolor painting techniques to create this little masterpiece.
Supplies: $10 cash due to instructor for project materials.

Please REGISTER early due to limited seating.
If you have any questions about this class, please contact Angie Vangalis, instructor.

Call 972-273-3360 to register.

Paul Antonio Attong
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Learning to Flourish
with Paul Antonio
MAY 2017
With over 30 years of experience, Antonio has become one of the world’s top calligraphers.
He learned how to make his own quills, taught himself how to make ink and paper, and has since mastered the art of calligraphy.His clients range from the Crown Office to Tiffany & Co. and Kate Moss.
Paul will be offering workshops and lectures throughout Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas during mid May 2017.
If you are interested in attending his workshops and/or lectures, please emailangie@txlac.org to get on the Early Bird List. We will notify people on this list BEFORE he announces the details of each workshop/lecture on his social media channels where his classes fill up in minutes. Workshops limited to 26 people.GET ON THE LIST

 

Artwork by Angela Vangalis
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Pen & Ink & Lettering
THURSDAYS, APR 6, 13 & 27, 2017

7:00pm – 9:00pm
$85 for 3 sessions
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts

1975 Puritan Drive
Irving, TX  75061
Learn how to letter with metal nibs, gouache, and a myriad of tools along with design elements and principles to design your next calligraphic piece.

$15 Supply fee due to instructor for project materials  – Parallel Pen, Pen holder, metal nibs, palette, gouache, assorted papers, hand outs and teacher supplied materials for class use.

REGISTER HERE

Brush Calligraphy by Carol DuBosch

FALL RETREAT with Carol DuBosch
BRUSH CALLIGRAPHY RETREAT
OCTOBER 27, 28 & 29, 2017
Hosted by Fort Worth Calligraphers Guild

MD Resort, Aurora, TX

Spend a 3-Day retreat weekend of fun and learning tricks of the trade with a day session of Envelope Artand two days of Brush Calligraphy with Carol DuBosch – PLUS extra lettering activities after dinner. Learn to write a personal script using a pointed brush and discover the many new uses for this exciting calligraphic style on a 37 acre Bed & Breakfast ranch in Aurora, TX. Just north of the Texas Motor Speedway.
You must be a member of the Fort Worth Calligraphers Guild to attend this retreat. Please visit  www.FortWorthCalligraphersguild.com for details. 6 seats remaining.

Angie Vangalis | Texas Lettering Arts Council | 214-957-1736 | angie@txlac.org |

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Indian Folk Art Traveling Exhibition at the Irving Arts Center

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The Indian Folk Art exhibition, a celebration of Indian culture and heritage, was on view at the Irving Art Association’s galleries at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts during February. It was such  a success that the exhibit was invited to move to the Irving Arts Center. Works from ten of the artists are traveling to be on exhibit March 4 – 26 in the Irving Art Center’s Focus Gallery.

IRVING ARTS CENTER, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 300, Irving, Texas 75062  Phone (972)252-7558 * Fax (972)570-4962 http://irvingartscenter.com

Exhibition Dates:
March 4 – 26, 2017

Contact: Deepa Koshaley @ deepadesignscape@gmail.com

Participating Artists: Vidisha Bajpai, Pallavi Moharir, Jayshree Bihari, Monika Dogra, Navneeta Khemka, Avli Dalal, Deepa Koshaley, Nalini Priya Ravindran, Sangeeta Kumari, Pierce Baggett

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View from the Art Village: 50-Year Retrospective opens March 24 at UD’s Haggerty Gallery

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Public Opening Reception: Friday, March 24, 2017 | 6 – 9 p.m.

University of Dallas Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery
1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, Texas 75062

Exhibiting together for the first time in a show that spans half a century, “View from the Art Village: 50-Year Retrospective” features over 40 Braniff alumni artists who have made significant contributions to the arts. Collectively, their work can be found in museums, galleries, churches and even convents around the world. Curated by Nancy Cohen Israel, this milestone exhibition offers viewers the unique opportunity to see the breadth and depth of artistic talent fostered at the University of Dallas Braniff Graduate School on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.

 

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Jim Duncan Watercolor Exhibit

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IAA Member Jim Duncan presents an exhibit of his watercolor paintings in the West (small) Gallery at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Directions His work will be on exhibit Feb. 26 through March 24, 2017. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

Price List: Jim Duncan watercolors price list For more about Jim and his art see his website:  https://www.jimduncanwatercolorartist.com/

Jim also teaches weekly watercolor classes on Wednesday evenings 6:30 – 9:30 Pm. You may join at any time. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.Classes are only $25.00 per class payable $100.00 for 4 classes.

To register contact Jim or fill out the online registration form.
Contact: jimduncanwatercolor@yahoo.com
Phone: 972-285-0606

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DAFA Fiber Arts Exhibit in Irving

SkeiC1Dallas Area Fiber Artists (DAFA) presents a Fiber Arts Exhibit through March 24th at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061. 

Directions Information on 183 road closures
Gallery hours Sun., Mon., Wed., Thurs. – 1-4pm Tues 10:30am-3:00pm. The exhibit is sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

The types of works include Shibori (dyed cloth), art quilts, mixed media and felting.

Participating artists; Deborah Boshert, Lisa Covert, Traci Hutton, Julia Maudlin, Brenda McKinney, Lu Peters, Sherry Searcy, Carolyn Skei, Rebecca Shewmaker, April Soncrat, and Sherrie Tootle. Price list: Fiber Arts Exhibit price list

For more about DAFA, see the website:  http://www.dallasfiberartists.org/

DAFA meets the 4th Monday of each month around 6 pm at The Point, Center for the Arts and Education on the campus of C.C. Young Retirement Community, 4847 West Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX.

Monthly programs include lectures and demonstrations on subjects such as thread and fabric painting, surface design, papermaking, mixed media collage, garment design, fiber jewelry, altered books and many other fiber techniques.

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Jim Duncan Workshop Feb. 18 – Loose, Fast & Colorful Watercolors

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The Irving Art Association presents
Loose, Fast and Colorful Watercolors with Jim Duncan
Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts 1975 Puritan Drive, Irving, TX 75061

Jim will teach you not only the basics but exciting ways to add color and design. He’ll tell you about materials that will help keep your costs down and how to correct mistakes, should you ever make one.  Workshop flyer: IAA Painting Workshop_JDuncan

  • Ages 14 +, no experience required
  • Practice colorful painting techniques
  • Create exciting landscapes – FAST!
  • Learn tips to keep your costs down
  • Supply list provided
  • Limited seating

Cost: Member of IAA: $75 Non–Members: $85

REGISTER NOW 

The registration form link will also take you to a PayPal payment screen. If you are paying by check, please put a note to that effect in the Comments field. You may drop off your check during gallery hours or mail it to Irving Art Association, P.O. Box 153581, Irving, TX 75015-3581. Make payable to Irving Art Association.

For more about the instructor, see his website:  http://www.jimduncanwatercolorartist.com/. Contact Jim at jimduncanwatercolor@yahoo.com.

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Watercolor Classes Coming!

Jim is planning classes on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Contact him at jimduncanwatercolor@yahoo.com or 972-285-0606 to learn more.

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Gail Delger Acrylic demo Feb. 28 for IAA Meeting

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, February 28th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Gail Delger. She will be demonstrating the use of liquid acrylics on paper.

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

 

 

About the Artist

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Painting professionally since 1990, Gail Delger works  in all watermedia, mainly acrylic. The range of her work gives a glimpse of both her passion and talent as an artist and her sense of humor as an individual.

She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society,  the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Watercolor USA Honor Society and the Southwestern Watercolor Society.  Her painting, “Full of Holes” was published in the book, Splash 9, The Best of Watercolor in 2006. Her two paintings, “Old Number 10” and “Chicken Sit” were included in the 2008 book Confident Color by Nita Leland.

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Irving Black Arts Council presents its 2017 exhibit: Art Inspired; opening reception Feb. 4

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Exhibit dates:
February 4February 26

Reception February 4 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Meet the artists behind Art Inspired.  Free reception.

Larry Alexander, Therlee Gipson, Walter Land, and Don O’Bannon depict and celebrate African American individuals, history and culture in a variety of media including paintings, drawings, cut paper compositions, digital printmaking and mixed media.

Irving Arts Center, 333 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062

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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2017 Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition – $9,000 in prizes – deadline Feb. 1st

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The annual TxN exhibit is back for its 32nd year! This prestigious five-state competition pulls entries representative of the the best of American art. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center.

The 2017 Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition is open to all artists 18 and older living in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Up to three works of art may be entered by an artist for an entry fee of $40 ($35 for IAA members).$9.000 in prizes! Artists may also earn signature status by exhibiting in five shows. Juror for the 2017 exhibition is Michael Holter. Deadline is Feb. 1, 2017

See the official Texas & Neighbors website at texasandneighbors.com for the prospectus and online registration form. Printable version of prospectus: 2017txnprospectusweb.

Subscribe to the TxN mailing list.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 

All events will take place at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062.
Visit www.lrvingArtsCenter.com for directions

  • Deadline for entries                     Wednesday, February 1, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance             February 20, 2017
  • Shipped paintings arrive                March 6 -10, 2017
  • Hand deliveries                              Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Juror talk & Reception                   Saturday, March 11, 2017 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Exhibit dates                                APRIL 29 – JUNE 3, 2017
  • Reception & Awards Ceremony    Sunday, April 30, 2017 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Strike                                             Sunday, June 4, 2017 1:00 -5:00 pm

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Indian Folk Art Reception Feb. 3 in Irving

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

It is a great pleasure to invite you all to the Opening & Reception of “Indian Folk Art”

Irving Art Association is hosting a public reception celebrating the opening of the exhibition on February 03, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm; awards presentation will be at 6:30 pm.

The exhibition will be on display for a month 29th January 2017 to 24th February 2017.

Reception: Friday, February 03, 2017, 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Note: We will provide coloring pages of Indian art as part of Open Art Friday Night in the small gallery.

Curator: Deepa Koshaley @ deepadesignscape@gmail.com

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Venue:
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts (East Gallery)
1975 Puritan Drive, Irving TX 75061
Phone: 972-721-2488 (Gallery)

Gallery Hours: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs: 1:00PM-4:00 PM
Tues 10:30AM – 3:00PM

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Jim Duncan: Wednesday Watercolor Classes

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WEEKLY WATERCOLOR  CLASSES
Come to Jim Duncan’s weekly classes and take home your own colorful masterpiece.

Yes you will have success and want to come back for more.  Jim’s teaching style is painless and educational as well as entertaining.  As a side note, watercolor painting is the number one method of painting today.  Myths that still persist about watercolors will be exposed and eliminated.   One such myth is you can’t correct watercolor.  Jim will show you how, should you ever make one.

Classes are held each Wed. evening  beginning Feb. 8, 2017 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061 @ 6:30 – 9:30 Pm. You may join at any time. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association

Classes are only $25.00 per class payable $100.00 for 4 classes.
Jims website: jimduncanwatercolorartist.com
Contact: jimduncanwatercolor@yahoo.com
Phone: 972-285-0606

To register contact Jim or fill out the online registration form

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“For the Love of Color” by It’s Pink not Purple – Reception Jan. 22

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“For the Love of Color”

A painting collaboration of three, by It’s Pink not Purple

Beatrix Krell * Yvonne Gambino * Sylvia Stehsel

Jan. 8 – 27, 2017
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX

RECEPTION Sunday Jan. 22, 2-4pm

“It’s Pink Not Purple” is a collaboration of three artists, painting mostly in triptychs. Each canvas represents their individual and unique style but comes together to form one painting. Whether painted in oil or acrylic, the subjects are eclectic and sometimes abstract with a deep expression in use of vibrant and bold colors.

The three artists, who make up “it’s Pink Not Purple”, are self taught artists, who share an interest to express themselves through their paintings. They met at an art class 10 years ago and a few years later “It’s Pink not Purple” was created.

Their art has been displayed and sold to the DFW Hilton, Orix USA Corp, and various art events/exhibits at Grapevine and Bryan, Texas. They are also members of the Grapevine Art Project.

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

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Biography of the individual artists:

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Beatrix Krell was born in Germany, where she graduated as a registered nurse and immigrated to the U.S. in 1991. After spending several years in Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey Beatrix moved to Flower Mound, TX in 2001, where she still resides.

Beatrix was interested in art most of her life, but it was not until 2003 that she started to paint on a regular basis. Beatrix is mostly a self-taught artist, but has also studied art at a local college and has participated in a number of workshops with accomplished artists such as: Jane E. Jones, Niki Gulley, Tim Gagnon, Bruce Peil, Dreama and Chris Brandley. Most of her paintings are created in oil but Beatrix also works in acrylics and watercolors. She enjoys painting the human figure, landscapes and abstracts.
Yvonne Gambino
Born in Berlin, Germany, Yvonne presently resides in Flower Mound, Texas.  Though she enjoys painting in all mediums, her main focus has been in oils and acrylics for the last ten years.  Yvonne graduated with a Bachelor in Liberal Arts from the University of Northridge in California, where she also completed several art classes.  Later in life she attended additional art workshops, however, she essentially is a self-taught artist.  Her source of inspirations comes from her enjoyment of nature, as well as her travels throughout Europe and the United States. Although her painting style is more traditional, she has ventured out to paint more abstract pieces; painting collaboratively with Beatrix and Sylvia under the name “it’s Pink not Purple”.

Sylvia Stehsel
Sylvia is a native Texan and has lived in the DFW area for over 25 years. Being that she has a Bachelor of Science degree and ended her career in Audit proves that it’s never too late to re-kindle her passion and pursuit of a lifelong dream of becoming an artist. She is a self-taught artist and has been painting since 2003, exploring in various techniques and themes in mostly oil and acrylic. Also, as part of her artistic development, she has taken art courses from local colleges and has participated in several painting workshops from reputable artists. Fascinated by texture and color, she considers herself an eclectic artist with a painting style that ranges from traditional subjects to abstracts.

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Register for 2017 FREE Basic Classes from the Irving Art Association

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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 as well as mid career artists reviewing technique and not creating finished works. Expect traditional as well as new and nontraditional materials and approaches.

Registration is open for the 2017 winter and spring classes.  

REGISTER NOW

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

Supplies provided. Please feel free to 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

2017 Schedule:   REGISTER NOW

Thursday evenings 7-9pm

  • FILLED January 5, 12 & 26 Acrylic Printmaking with a Gelli Plate Instructor Sharon Giles  FILLED
  • February 2, 9 & 16 Fiber Arts instructor Laura Griffin
  • FILLED March 2, 9 & 16  Pen & Ink & Calligraphy Instructor Angie Vangalis
  • April 6, 13 & 27 Painting – Oil/Acrylic Instructor Jane Kahler
  • May  TBA

Followup Intermediate Classes to the Free Basic Classes:

Sign up for these fee–based classes and utilize the skills learned in the basics. To register and for more information concerning cost and supplies, contact the instructor offering them.

Thursday evenings 7-9pm

March 2, 9 & 16 Intermediate Fiber Arts instructor Laura Griffin

April 6, 13 & 27 Pen & Ink & Calligraphy Instructor Angie Vangalis

May 4, 11, 18 Intermediate Painting – Oil/Acrylic Instructor Jane Kahler

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Kathleen Ramirez “Fractured Sanctum” opens Jan. 8 in Irving

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FRACTURED SANCTUM EXHIBIT

Artist Kathleen Ramirez
January 8 – January 27, 2017
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, West Gallery, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061

RECEPTION Sunday January 8th, 2-4 pm

Fractured Sanctum attempts to capture experiences that break the solitude and safety of a person’s physical, mental, or emotional attributes. The sanctum – a personal, even sacred place – sustains fractures through trauma of the physical or emotional nature, or from the infection of mental diseases, many of which come on suddenly, viciously, and in some cases, predictably. Such experiences reveal unseen facets of an individual. The event of the fracture is a very personal one, and cannot be fully understood from a strictly singular perspective. Nearly all of these pieces are based either on personal experiences or on the experiences of individuals.

 

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Fractured Sanctum utilizes iridescent and interference paints in such a way that viewers must move around the pieces in order to see the colors shift and change right before their eyes. This serves to parallel the perception toward a person whose sanctum has been rent, as the cognizance of a fracture is better understood when viewed from multiple vantage points.

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

Artist Bio:

Kathleen Ramirez is a Texas-based artist and works primarily in printmaking, painting, and light installation. She received her BA in Art with a focus in Printmaking from the University of Dallas, and she intends to continue on to earn her MFA in the near future. Kathleen currently serves as the Chair of Programs and Social Media Director for the Texas Visual Arts Association, and continues to exhibit her work around the DFW area, continually exploring the human mind, consciousness, and experience through light, color, and contrasts.

Artist Website & Contact information:

http://kathleenramirezart.wixsite.com/kathleenramirez

210-792-9870

 

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First Friday Coloring Book Meetup in Irving

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The next session is Friday, January 6th from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75062

Come color with us! All ages are welcome. FREE and open to the public.

Irving Art Association will provide basic art supplies (pencils, crayons, markers) and pages to color. But feel free to bring your own coloring book & supplies.

Share the fun! Bring your friends and family. RSVP on Meetup or email irvingartassociation@gmail.com.

We’ll provide something to drink and some cookies. Bring a snack to share if you wish.

 

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January Free Classes in Acrylic Printmaking

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Free Basic Classes in Acrylic Printmaking with a Gelli Plate sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

Instructor: Sharon Giles

January 5, 12 & 26, 2017 7-9 pm (Thursday evenings) at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving.  Register Now!

Learn printmaking without a press:  Explore this fascinating new tool to create prints or the start for a painting…

And put the fun back into your art! If you’re perfectionistic or have a fear of making a wrong mark or ruining a piece of art paper, gelli printing will definitely remove it. You will make lots of art! And it will be messy, but fun.

Basic supplies will be provided. (Acrylic paint, paper, brayer, water container, spray bottle, Gelli Plate, stencils, masks, paper towels and other tools.) (Sorry, you don’t get to keep the supplies, just the results.) If you have a gel or gelli plate and brayer, please bring those. If you wish to bring additional supplies, you can. (Stencils, masks, mark-making tools, paper and your favorite colors of acrylics in any brand.) Bring an apron or wear grunge clothes.

For information on Gelli Arts Plates, see http://www.gelliarts.com/ or for Gel Press Plates, see http://www.gelpress.com/. You can also make your own — see Sharon’s article. Plus there are many videos on gelli printing on YouTube.

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Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition call for entries – $9,000 in prizes

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The annual TxN exhibit is back for its 32nd year! This prestigious five-state competition pulls entries representative of the the best of American art. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center.

The 2017 Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition is open to all artists 18 and older living in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Up to three works of art may be entered by an artist for an entry fee of $40 ($35 for IAA members).$9.000 in prizes! Artists may also earn signature status by exhibiting in five shows. Juror for the 2017 exhibition is Michael Holter. Deadline is Feb. 1, 2017

See the official Texas & Neighbors website at texasandneighbors.com for the prospectus and online registration form. Printable version of prospectus: 2017txnprospectusweb.

Subscribe to the TxN mailing list.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 

All events will take place at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062.
Visit www.lrvingArtsCenter.com for directions

  • Deadline for entries                     Wednesday, February 1, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance             February 20, 2017
  • Shipped paintings arrive                March 6 -10, 2017
  • Hand deliveries                              Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Juror talk & Reception                   Saturday, March 11, 2017 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Exhibit dates                                APRIL 29 – JUNE 3, 2017
  • Reception & Awards Ceremony    Sunday, April 30, 2017 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Strike                                             Sunday, June 4, 2017 1:00 -5:00 pm

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The Book Forest Installation at the Irving Arts Center

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The Book Forest Installation, Irving Arts Center

December 1, 2016January 29, 2017
ARTIST TALK Dec. 10, 1:00pm
Artists VET and Sheila Cunningham join forces to showcase the power of trees and books, contemplating the transitional phases of both. Their installation transforms the Focus Gallery into a forest of altered books that have been folded, manipulated and stacked to mimic trees, plants and ground cover. The exhibit inspires conversation about re-purposing, recycling and conservation.
For more about the artists, see their websites: VET: http://artcycletx.blogspot.com/; Sheila Cunningham: http://sheilacunninghamart.blogspot.com/
Irving Arts Center Focus Gallery, 3333 N. MacArthur, Irving TX 75062 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.
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Rueben Contreras teaches Perspective in Drawing in December

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Artist Ruben Contreras is again offering his drawing classes. They are suitable for all levels of artists.

The fee for the series of three classes is $90 or $30 a class.  Held at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  Directions  7-9 pm Class schedule: Fri.,  Dec. 2;  Thurs.,  Dec. 8; and Fri., Dec. 16.

 

To register, contact the instructor Ruben Contreras. Email contreras11121@att.net Phone 682-241-0053 . Mail checks to Ruben Contreras, 5307 Maverick Dr Grand Prairie Tx 75052.

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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 the Irving Art Association. He regularly teaches painting to private students. He actively exhibits his work and has won awards in juried art competitions in Arlington, DeSoto, Midlothian and Granbury.

Student work:

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Holiday Art Market 2016 Dec. 3 in Las Colinas

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Update: Cancelled and merged with CuteFest in Bedford on Dec. 10, 2016.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 11 am to 10 pm

Several of the greatest local artists will be taking over a city block at MacArthur Crossing Shopping Center in Las Colinas.  Artists of all styles will be displaying art for the holidays that is perfect for gifts! Handmade Jewelry, Sculpture, Photography and Paintings will be complimented by Live Music from Nicole Chapman as well as Henna Arts from Ashtyn Nyx. There is literally something for everyone! Free to attend and Family Friendly! Lots of great food and drink specials for the day. We will be hosting a Toys for Tots Drive at Fish City Grill to run the whole weekend. Saturday December 3rd 7750 N. MacArthur blvd. Irving Tx.

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Ruben Contreras: Drawing Classes for November

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“The Secrets of the Best Drawings”

Artist Ruben Contreras is again teaching a follow-up to the Basic Drawing classes held in September.  It’s suitable for all levels of artists.

The fee for the series of three classes is $90 or $30 per class.  Held at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  Directions

Friday nights, 7-9 pm on November  4, 12 and 18.

To register, contact the instructor Ruben Contreras. Email contreras11121@att.net Phone 682-241-0053 . Mail checks to Ruben Contreras, 5307 Maverick Dr Grand Prairie Tx 75052.

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UD’s Regional Ceramics Competition entries due Nov. 18

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2017 University of Dallas Regional Juried Ceramic Competition

 


Phone: (972) 721-5319 or (972) 721-5316 Fax: (972) 721-4119 Email: art@udallas.edu
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Call for Entries

The University of Dallas invites you to participate in a juried ceramic competition featuring artists living in the central south region of the United States. Please share this information with ceramic artists you think might be interested in this important opportunity.

Internationally recognized ceramic artist Virginia (Ginny) Marsh will be selecting artists for the 2017 University of Dallas Regional Juried Ceramic Competition. From a selected field of artists, Virginia will issue distinctions of “Awards of Merit” and present two deserving artists with “Best of Show” awards. Solo exhibitions will be scheduled in the following academic year for the “Best of Show” award winners.

This show is open to ceramic artists over the age of 18 who currently reside in the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Submitted functional or sculptural works must use clay as the dominant material and must have been created within the past two years.

The Application deadline for entering this show is November 18, 2016.

To access this year’s prospectus, view the show history, and apply online, please use the following link:
http://www.udallas.edu/constantin/academics/programs/art/ceramics/competition.php

Location: Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving TX

Calendar

November 18, 2016
Application deadline

December 1, 2016
Notification of acceptance (via e-mail)

December 17, 2016
Deadline for receipt of accepted work

Jan. 18 – March 13, 2017 Exhibition open to public

February 13, 2017
6:30-7:00 p.m.
Juror lecture presentation

February 13, 2017
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Artists and juror reception

March 2017
Show travels to the Wichita Falls Museum of Art
2 Eureka Cir,
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
(940) 397-8900

May 15, 2017
Return of artwork

 

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Colby Parsons: New Technology and Clay Sculpture

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, October 25th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Colby Parsons, MFA,  Associate Professor in Visual Art at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, where he teaches Ceramics and Emergent Media.

He will give a presentation about his work, which involves projecting imagery onto clay sculptures, and showing how he aligns video exactly with one of his artworks. The process involves very specific alignment so that the video exactly fits the form, making it almost appear as if the light is emanating from the clay.  His research also involves using digital fabrication tools to create forms. That includes scanning real objects digitally and then creating press molds of them with a milling machine. The work that comes out of those molds is then worked by hand to add detail. He is now also in the process of creating forms using a 3D printer that builds up layers using clay. Working with these processes has also led him to ways of generating forms using software, which has turned out to be quite a bit more complicated and time-consuming in some ways, but it is allowing for forms that would be almost impossible otherwise.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Directions. Artists, don’t forget to bring your entry for the Artist of the Month competition and donations for the Silent Auction by 6:45. Guests are welcome.

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About the Artist:

Colby’s work has been shown in a variety of places including the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in California, The International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark, the University of Pennsylvania Art Museum, and in Dallas at the Craighead Green Gallery, the Pawn Gallery, and 500X.  He also created a site-specific installation for the 2010 Taiwanese Ceramic Biennial at the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum.

To find out more about Colby Parsons, see:
http://www.colbyparsonsart.com/

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