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2018 Rotating Sculpture Program – CALL FOR SCULPTURE deadline March 16

Texas Sculptors, Artists, we’re looking for your submissions for the Keller Public Arts – 2018 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program. The inaugural phase of the program in 2017 achieved installation of five sculptures of local, Texas artists. This is an on-loan program which rotates every two years. A $1250 stipend is paid for expenses and a possible $500 Best in Show awarded. While on display, the sculpture is available for purchase. For more information visit  www.cityofkeller.com/services/public-arts/call-for-art. Submissions are being accepted through March 16, 2018. All applications must be submitted through CaFE – https://www.callforentry.org/agreetoterms.php?ID=5013


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2018 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program – Call for Sculpture

The Keller Public Arts Board is seeking entries from Texas artists for the City’s 2018 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program. A $1,250 honorarium shall be awarded for each of six pieces for the installation, exhibition and removal of their work for a two-year period. One Best in Show winner shall be awarded an additional $500. The program will feature outdoor sculptures in the recently updated Old Town Keller area, home to an eclectic blend of restaurants and businesses that, in combination with recent public improvements, attract a variety of visitors and provides great exposure for art in the area.

The Public Arts Board will select six sculptures for a two-year exhibit and will partner with the Keller Public Arts Society (KPAS) to host its second annual Keller Art Walk, an art and music festival on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The selected sculptures shall be for sale for the duration of the exhibit with a 25% commission collected by the City of Keller.

All sculptures must be ready for installation by June 1, 2018, be “family appropriate” and pose no risk to public safety. Sculptures must be made of materials that can withstand the harsh Texas weather and require no maintenance by the City of Keller. https://www.cityofkeller.com/services/public-arts/call-for-art

Entry Deadline: 3/16/18

Entrees must be completed at CaFE, https://www.callforentry.org/agreetoterms.php?ID=5013

Submitted by Libby Gergely. Email: publicarts@cityofkeller.com

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Art Reception: What a Wonderful World | Chris Brandley: August 4 at Elm Street Studio

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Lavish landscapes with vibrant colors as interpreted by Chris Brandley’s recent travel experiences in Europe are currently on display at Elm Street Studio in Keller. Having grown up in a military family, Brandley has a wealth of past and recent travel experiences, all of which have influenced the painter she is today. Her work will be exhibited through September 2, 2017. Please join us for a complimentary reception to meet the artist on Friday, August 4th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. For more information, please visit our website at ElmStreetStudioKeller.com


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“We the People” opens Nov. 1st; reception Nov. 10th

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November 1 – 23, 2016

8 am to 5 pm/Monday through Friday
An Evening with the Artist – Thursday, November 10, 2016/7 to 9 pm
Keller Town Hall; 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 7

Featured Artists: Texas Members of the Portrait Society of America: Gene Dillard, Kathryn Holter, Michael Holter, Ken MacFarlane, DK Richardson, Gaye Sekula and Tim Woolsey. 2015 Keller’s Got Talent “Best in Show” and 2016 First Place – Oil Painting Award recipient Stefan Huyghe.

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As we come together to elect a new president, the Keller Public Arts Program shares an exhibit of portraits which draws the viewer into the diversified citizenry that encompasses our societal melting pot. The Texas Members of the Portrait Society of America; Gene Dillard, Kathryn Holter, Michael Holter, Ken MacFarlane, DK Richarson, Gaye Sekula and Tim Woolsey, along with our own 2015 Keller’s Got Talent “Best in Show” and 2016 First Place – Oil Painting awards recipient, Stefan Huyghe bring their interpretations of the human face and its similarities and complexities to life through oil, acrylic, pastel and scratchboard media.  For more information, visit our website at www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts; contact 817-743-4000 or email publicarts@cityofkeller.com.



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Birds of a Feather – Reception April 14

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Keller Public Arts presents a beautiful exhibit of uniquely sculpted and painted birds of many varieties.  Enjoy the simple, magical grace of our feathered friends as they fill the gallery at Keller Town Hall. The exhibit runs from April 6th through the 27th. Join us for an evening with the artists on Thursday, April 14th from 7 to 9 pm; 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, TX 76248. For more information contact 817-743-4000 or publicarts@cityofkeller.com.

Jed & Terri Ford, Driftwood Sculpture
Nancy Elliot, Painting & Mixed Media
Barbara German, Acrylic
Hailey Herrera, Water Media
Shari Hornish, Painter of Birds
Jan Partin, Photography with a painterly quality
Charles Wallis, Painter

Reception Apr. 14, 7 – 9 pm

April 6 – 28, 2016

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Embracing the Moment opens March 1st in Keller

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Loaded Question by Judy Gelfert

“Embracing the Moment” March 1 – 31

Judy Gelfert, Oil Painter

Dina Gregory, Pastel Painter
An Evening with the Artists Reception Mar. 10, 7 – 9 pm
Keller Town Hall

Award winning artist, Judy Gelfert grew up in Bowie, Texas where she took an interest in drawing and painting. “Her paintings reflect her ever-enthusiastic attention to design and light in everyday surroundings, be it the landscape, urban scene, interior, or figure. Painting in her preferred medium of oils, Judy aims to capture the atmosphere and energy of a scene, inviting the viewer to share in the intimacy of the subject’s story.” Exhibiting her work began in 2002 and awards followed shortly thereafter including 1st Place in the National Society of Artists’ 22nd National Juried Competition, and acceptances in the 2005 and 2006 Oil Painters of America National Juried Competitions. Judy lives in Arlington, Texas with her children and her work is represented by Marta Stafford Fine Art in Marble Falls, Texas and The Good Art Company in Fredricksburg, Texas. For more information regarding Judy Gelfert please contact www.judygelfert.com.

mission-de-san-juan Dina Gregory

Mission de San Juan by Dina Gregory

Dina Gregory, a Texas native, is a Pastel Plein Air artist who draws her motivation from the outdoors, capturing the ever changing canvas of nature. “She enjoys capturing this fleeting moment and the connection it poses between God, man and nature.”  Her credentials includes Signature Member of the Outdoor Painters Society (OPS), the Pastel Society of the Southwest (PSSW), the Plein Air Artists of Colorado (PAAC), the Pastel Society of America (PSA), the American Women Artist (AWA) and the American Impressionist Society (AIS). Dina has over 100 paintings juried into national exhibitions in six states and many of her works have been featured in magazines such as “Southwest Art’, “Plein Air Collector”, “Plein Air Magazine”, “American Art Collector”, and “Art of the West.” For more information regarding Dina Gregory contact www.dinagregory.com.

The Harmony by Judy Gelfert

The Harmony by Judy Gelfert

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Gazing West: Western Art Exhibit in Keller

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“Honesty and respect are qualities that are so important in the code of honor that the true cowboys and charros uphold.”

Edgar Sotelo is diligent about his paintings, that they be only true to life scenes.” Following in the talented footsteps of his great-grandfather, grandfather and father, Edgar began with pencil drawing and has graduated to oil painting. He attends annual workshops by the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America, and goes to west Texas ranches for the spring and fall roundups. “He believes in experiencing what he paints. He does this by attending charreadas in Texas and visiting Texas ranches that allow him to ride along and observe, record, and therefore preserve, the cowboy/charro way of life. Having first-hand experience of this vanishing culture shows in the paintings that Edgar shares with those who want to learn and appreciate the Cowboy’s way of life. www.soteloart.com

Having a career in makeup artistry, Dena Hill grew to love watercolor and oil painting. Growing up in Fort Worth from birth, and remaining here through her adult years, Dena began her drawing and painting career in 2001. Her Texas roots have bread a love for western art subjects. She has studied under watercolor artists, Soon Warren and Ted Nuttall, and oil painters Irma Ward, Anna Rose Bain, Mahto Hogue and Gini Bosco, most recently with renowned artist, Michelle Dunaway. www.thebrushandmeblogspot.com

Encouragement by his mother to enter art courses and contests, James Loveless was taught by Archie Simmons, a dynamic portrait artist. James was taught discipline and good perspective, shading and observation. He loves to create things with his hands. James opened an art and portrait studio in one of the largest malls in Saint Louis, Missouri where he and his wife worked side-by-side along with their five college-aged kids. “He is working with the Texas Civil War Museum to develop a body of oil paintings that reflect his grandfather’s influence as a cowboy and rancher. His themes portray rich Christian history and life in the old west.” www.JamesLoveless.com/western_art_11.html

Join the Keller Public Arts Board at “An Evening with the Artists” on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 7 to 9 PM. Along with meeting the artists and sharing their stories, there will be re-inactors from the Stockyards dressed in period attire, and Bar-b-Q to feast upon. Can’t be there for the reception, visit Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248, between 8 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday, February 1 to the 24th. For more information contact (817) 743-4000; publicarts@cityofkeller.com or visit our website, www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts.

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Rain Dance James Loveless


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Jordan Grimes: “Nature’s Embrace” Reception Jan. 14

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Join the City of Keller and the Keller Public Arts, Thursday evening, January 14th from 7 to 9 pm as we welcome Jordan Grimes, sculptor and watercolor painter.

Jordan is a descendant of Cynthia Ann Parker and Comanche Chief Quanah Parker. From that heritage he has developed an artistry that embraces the native American culture and spirituality. He embodies nature and the life within it, along with the relationship between the two in his sculpture. His watercolor paintings tell a story of the Native American Indian and what he was predestined for.

Enjoy browsing the art with Jordan, share refreshments and conversing about the uniqueness of his art.

For more information please contact 817-743-4000 or publicarts@cityofkeller.com.

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Jordan Grimes: Nature’s Embrace in Keller


January 11 – 27
City of Keller Public Arts
Keller Town Hall
1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248

“Nature’s Embrace”
Sculpture and Watercolor of Jordan Grimes
An Evening with the  Artist, Reception Jan. 14, 7 – 9 pm

“My work is inspired by the deep roots that run through my family history involving the Native American culture and their beliefs. My ancestor Cynthia Ann Parker was an American child who was kidnapped at the age of nine by a Comanche war party. She would go on to fully assimilate herself into the Comanche tribe and live with them for the next 24 years of her giving birth to a son who would be the famous Comanche Indian chief Quanah Parker . Cynthia was “rescued” from her captors and spent final sad years refusing to re-enter her old form of life and would eventually die of a broken heart some would say. My sculptures are greatly influenced by this story and are a celebration of life and the Native American’s connection with nature and all things that reside in it. This connection with nature that the Native American culture shared is a primary reason for the inclusion objects found in and provided by nature. My work is greatly influenced by Native American philosophy and religion as well. The overwhelming love for nature and all things in it that all native cultures share has greatly inspired me and affected my life. My work is meant to remind people of the hidden beauty that lives all around us by merging life and nature into one.” To view more of Jordan’s work visit www.jordangrimes.com.

Into the Wild

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Celebrating Our Veterans in Keller

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Seminole Canyon by Mason Cox

The 2015 November exhibit at Keller Town Hall is appropriately themed “Celebrating our Veterans.”

11 artists, who have served this great country in both war and peacetime, share their talents with the public as we remember the service and sacrifice of all men and women. Court Bailey, Geraldine Brettmann, Patrick Brislane,  Mason Cox, Mal Heindel,  Paul Clark,  Brendan T. Kelly, Chad Nelson, William Peddy, Eric Roth, and Mary Weiss are the featured artists.

The show exhibits oil and acrylic painting, watercolor, pastel, pen & ink, photography and jewelry. A wide variety for all to enjoy.

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Starry Sky


Be present Thursday evening, November 12th from 7 to 9 pm at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248 and enjoy the artistry of these fine Veterans.

This event is free and suitable for all ages. Refreshments will be served. For more information please contact 817-743-4000 or email publicarts@cityofkeller.com.

So Far, So Good

So Far, So Good

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Paint Your Own Pet Fundraiser Oct. 18

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The Keller Public Arts Society (KPAS), a 501c3, invites the general public to reserve a spot at their fundraiser to be held at “Painting with a Twist,” on Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 1 to 4 pm. Take this opportunity to “Paint Your Own Pet” with 50% of the proceeds going to KPAS for funding of future Keller Public Art projects. The class is restricted to participants 18 yrs. and older and typically sells out quickly.

Register today! Follow the link https://paintingwithatwist.com/events/viewevent.aspx?eventID=508784. For more information contact kellerpublicartssociety@gmail.com or visit their website at www.kellerpublicartssociety.com.

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2015 Keller’s Got Talent


45 local artists have entered the 2015 “Keller’s Got Talent” Art Show and are showcasing their artistic talents at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248.

First and second place awards will be presented in 8 categories, inclusive of Oil Painting, Water Media, Pastels/Drawing, Ceramics, Sculpture, Photography, Mixed Media and Jewelry with and overall “Best in Show” awarded. All are invited and encouraged to attend this special reception on Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 7 to 9 pm as The Keller Public Arts Board celebrates it’s local artists and continues to promote and grow the arts in Keller. The exhibit can be viewed October 5 to 28, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. For more information email publicarts@cityofkeller.com or call 817-743-4000. www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts




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Contemporary Women: Abstract Perspectives

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Red Buds by Irma Ward

Contemporary Women: Abstract Perspectives featuring Irma Ward, Sara Miller, Kim Collins and Carolyn Riegelman will be the featured art event at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248, from September 1 – 24, 2015. Please join Irma, Kim, Carolyn, Sara and the Public Arts Board for an Evening with the Artists, Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 7 to 9 pm at Keller Town Hall. The exhibit and reception are free and suitable for all ages. Enjoy the incredible abstract creations of these talented artists along with lively conversation and refreshments. For more information regarding the Keller Public Arts and “Contemporary Women; Abstract Perspectives” or other events please go to the website, www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts; email publicarts@cityofkeller.com or phone 817-743-4000.

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Carolyn Riegelman

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Kim Collins Cityscape


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Natura: Patricia Rodriquez and Dr. Regina Ruiz- reception Aug. 13


The Oil Paintings of Patricia Rodriquez and Dr. Regina Ruiz

August 3-27, 2015 • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Artists Reception  • 7-9 p.m. August 13, 2015

“Natura” is the exploration of nature as envisioned by artists Patricia Rodriquez and Dr. Regina Ruiz through oil paint and brush on canvas. Each artist depicts the natural beauty around them as individual as they are themselves.

Ms. Rodriquez, an Oak Cliff native is a freelance painter and muralist who draws her inspiration from nature with an approach both subconscious and organic. She states that “this body of work is an exploration of Nature as a form of energy. Chaos and elegance coexist as these surreal plant forms take on different arrangements to express the pure energy of life. The work is driven by color and movement. Inspired by Nature and spontaneity and never sketched before hand to embed each piece with fresh energy. www.tigerbeearts.com

Always interested in flowers and fruits, Dr. Ruiz uses them to explore shape and texture, sometimes using the “smallest section of something, anything, a flower, a vegetable, a fruit and then I make it bigger to the point of abstraction not attempting to paint in a realistic style….If I have made a picture and I am happy with it, hopefully it can speak for itself. Each person takes something a little different from the same picture.”

An Evening with the Artists, a reception showcasing Dr. Ruiz and Ms. Rodriguez will be from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, August 13 at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX  76248. The event is free and suitable for all ages. Enjoy refreshments while conversing with the artists and other art enthusiasts.

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Celebrating our Veterans call for art

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“Celebrating Our Veterans” is an art show of varied media open to all Texas veterans and military personnel who want to share their talent for art. This exhibit is free to enter and all art genres are accepted (some restrictions apply). Enter your one-of-a-kind, original artwork by October 1, 2015. The exhibit will be on display November 2nd to 25th, 2015 at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, TX  76248. Entry forms can be obtained at www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts or at the reception desk of Keller Town Hall. There is no fee for entry and no entrant will be turned away.

A special reception for our veteran artists will be on Thursday evening, November 12th from 7 to 9 PM. For more information please contact 817-743-4000 or publicarts@cityofkeller.com

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Call for Artists – Keller’s Got Talent

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The 2015 Keller’s Got Talent Art Show is upon us and entries are being accepted from City of Keller and Keller ISD residents age 18 and older. All forms of art are accepted (some restrictions apply) and must be one-of-a-kind, original artwork done by the person submitting it. The entry fee is $20 for the first 2 pieces of art and submission of 1 or 2 more pieces can be made at $10 per piece. Artists may list their work “for sale” but are not required to do so. All submissions will be judged and Honorable Mentions in categories and three Best in Show will be awarded. This is not a juried competition. Entry forms can be obtained at http://www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts or by visiting the reception desk at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248.

The deadline for entries is September 1, 2015. The show will run from October 5th through the 28th with a special reception and awards ceremony on Thursday evening, October 8, 2015 from 7 to 9 PM. Please contact 817-743-4000 or publicarts@cityofkeller.com with further questions.

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“Subjects/Revisited”, A 50 year scratchboard retrospective by Sally Maxwell at Keller Town Hall


african leopard jpegSally Maxwell, a distinguished, award winning scratchboard artist will be the sole artist July 1 to 29, 2015 at Keller Town Hall. Her art career spans a remarkable 50 years and is an author as well.

In Sally’s own words she says her “… most formative years were spent on the New England coastline, walking the shores and woodlands with her father. He instructed her as to the names and biology of the wildlife, flora and fauna they encountered, and she fell in love with it all.” Almost a half century ago, Sally discovered scratchboard and it became her medium of choice for interpreting what she embraced in nature; along the way developing the means of adding color to the medium.

“In her early years, Sally had followed the footsteps of the majority of wildlife artists and treated her subjects as landscapes with animals in them. Slowly her animals began to dominate. The primary focus is the animal or bird persona or the relationship between several of them. She had rediscovered her design sense and still treats her subject with extreme photorealism, but does it as a minimalist. Her works have impact from both near and far.”

The artist’s work has been featured in Wildlife Art Magazine and Art in America. In 2009, she was inducted into the prestigious Society of Animal Artists and reached Signature membership level in 2012. “Her Award of Excellence in 2014 has solidified her position within the Animal Art field. Her work is being shown in many museum exhibitions as well. 2016 will see the release of a 160 page retrospective book “Subject-Revisited” from Rose Fredrick Press. It follows 50 years of Sally’s work in scratchboard medium.”

The exhibit can viewed Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Meet Sally at a reception in her honor on Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 7 to 9 pm. This exhibit is free and suitable for all ages.

For more information please contact 817-743-4000 or publicarts@cityofkeller.com

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Inspired Texans opens April 1, with Reception April 9


Miller “Breaking Earths Bonds”


Plein air, still life, and portraits will be on exhibit at Keller Town Hall during the month of April. Irma Ward has brought together the award winning artistic talents of Texans Tina Bohloman, Shirley Kinworthy, Lynn LaRose, Steve Miller, TK Riddle, and Randy Saffle. Oils, watercolor and acrylic are the media for the show which will run from April 1st through the 29th, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkwy, Keller, TX 76248. A special reception with the artists will be held on Thursday evening, April 9th from 7 to 9 pm. The show is free and suitable for all ages. Please come and join us. For more information please contact 817-743-4000 or publicarts@cityofkeller.com. www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts.

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Still Life with Sunflowers and Lemons



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“Pencil Point Perceptions”

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“Pencil Point Perceptions” features the graphite drawings of Texas Artists Jim Bratcher, David Melton Burkhart, John Calabrese, Angelia Ford and Howard Halbert. 

The viewer is engaged by the black and white images through which each artist shares his perception of the subject matter. The exhibit may be viewed Monday through Friday, March 2nd to 26th, 2015 from 8 am to 5 pm. A special reception to showcase each artist will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm, Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX  76248. For more information contact 817-743-4000, publicarts@cityofkeller.com or www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts


In the Beginning Bratcher

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“Captured Visions” opens Feb. 2; Reception Feb. 12

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“Captured Visions”
featuring Gabe Barna, Christian Dozzler, Suzonne Evans & Klaus Mayer

February 2 to 25, 2015 • Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
Artists Reception • Thursday, February 12, 2015 • 7 to 9 pm

The Keller Public Arts Program is pleased to present the photography of Gabe Barna, Christian Dozzler, Suzonne Evans and Klaus Mayer. Their “Captured Visions” will sweep you away to places both near and far as well as providing witness to nature at it’s most exquisite and at times, devastating.

Dallas resident Gabe Barna has been a serious amateur for more than forty years. He has captured the glory of the French Alps while in Grenoble as well as many places around the world using novel techniques for digital photography. Gabe looks for the beauty in nature capturing the images of not only the originality of each flower but also the drama of animals in the wild. Currently he has been “augmenting the photorealistic work with a series of abstract images.”

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Christian Dozzler, born and raised in Vienna, Austria and currently a resident of Keller, Texas has enjoyed photography since high school where he took photography classes. His photos have been exhibited in local competitions and exhibitions. He is a Blues musician, having traveled the world performing professionally. Photography has always been a passion of Gabe’s and has been a mean’s of “replenishing creative energy amidst a sometimes grueling tour schedule.”

“Wanting to become more than a ‘point and shoot’ photographer, Suzonne Evans attended many classes, lectures, workshops, and expeditions where she has learned to understand the power of the camera, the importance of light, and how to see the scene, and thus with that, how to compose the picture through the camera lens.” Her photography shows the viewer the real image and not one that is manufactured for the camera. When not photographing, Suzonne is a retired public school librarian who joyfully explores the world with her camera capturing the visions around her.

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At the age of 4, Klaus Mayer took his first photograph which began his love of photography. He has studied photography to improve his craft and to develop the passion he has for capturing special moments through the lens. “Despite all the courses I’ve done, my best teacher was my father. He showed me the beauty and fun of photography. All the knowledge that I have is because of his passion and patience with me; to show me how everything works.” Klaus participated in the 2014 “Keller’s Got Talent” and earned an honorable mention for his photo, “Tired After a Great Lunch,” and received recognition from National Geographic Magazine, 2014 Photo Contest for the same photo in their ‘nature’ category.

Join us February 2nd through the 25th, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for this exquisite photographic journey. A special evening reception will be held on Thursday, February 12th from 7 to 9 p.m. to meet the artists, view the exhibit and share conversation and refreshments.

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Vern Johnson: Abstract Impressionism

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Arlington resident and professional artist Vern Johnson will share his work with the community during the month of January. Mr. Johnson spent 26 years as an “in-house” designer and consultant designer to furniture and product manufacturers in California and Texas. He chose a new career path along with the change of the centuries when he became a fulltime professional artist. “As a full time painter, I am free to pursue my own passions. Free to set my own objectives and solutions without committees.”

“Painting has always been my means of self expression…The most important thing for me about painting is the application of color. There is always a sense of place that sets the context of the painting. I use abstraction including subject matter as a point of reference from which I set the stage with visual elements including color, line, tone, and composition which I use to solicit the viewers attention and participation. My goal is to involve the viewer to compete and personalize the painting within the parameters that I have created.

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The paintings of Vern Johnson have been on exhibit at the Upstairs Gallery, Arlington, Texas; Hue Gallery, Mansfield, Tx; Woodbine Furniture, Fort Worth, Texas; the Fine Arts Gallery, Fallbrook, California and the Oxide Gallery in Denton, Texas. His work has been shown in juried shows such as the “Friends and Neighbors” show, Irving, Texas (2004), “Fallbrook Fine Arts Show” (2002, 2003, 2004), Arlington Visual Arts Association, (2001, 2002), a four man show at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center-Selections from the 2004 Biennial, the Fort Worth, Texas Jazz Festival and the Southlake Art Festival in 2003 and 2004.

He has a master’s degree in design and taught for many years at schools such as  Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois and the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri. He currently teaches drawing and painting at the Upstairs Gallery  and acrylic painting for the Continuing Education department of UTA and the city of Mansfield, Texas.

Join the Public Arts Board for a reception showcasing Vern Johnson’s art on Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 7 to 9 pm at  Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller Texas 76248.

For more information regarding upcoming shows or the Public Arts Program call 817-743-4000 or email publicarts@cityofkeller.com.

Open Prairie

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“Veteran’s and Their Art” Oct. 15 deadline

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Time is running out! Veterans and Their Art – LAST CALL for Artists!   Submit entries by Oct. 15, 2014

 Art Exhibit November 3-26, 2014 • Reception Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

The City of Keller and the Keller Public Arts Board have designated November as the month to honor veterans from all branches of service as well as all eras, along with current military personnel. “Veterans and Their Art” is an art show for the veterans, by the veterans and encompasses all genres of art and themes. Any “artist” veteran residing in Texas is welcome to enter this 3rd annual tribute to these great men and women who have given of themselves for this country.


Entry forms can be obtained at www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts or at Keller Town Hall and must be returned by Oct. 15, 2014. The number of pieces to submit will be determined by the number of artists participating. This is a free event. Please contact publicarts@cityofkeller.com or 817-743-4000

Attack Guerra

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