Tag: Landscapes

LAYNE JOHNSON: “CHASING THE LIGHT” SOLO SHOW reception March 1 & demo March 3


March brings landscape artist Layne Johnson to the gallery with his solo show and demonstration. Dutch Art Gallery will host a Meet the Artist reception during our March First Thursday Event as well as a demonstration by the artist that Saturday. You can get to know Layne a little better by reading our Artist Spotlight article, but be sure to come by the gallery to meet him and see his work in person, including new pieces. Solo Show on view through March 31st.
A very focused and driven artist, Layne set his sights on making art his career early in life and squarely hit the bullseye. You’ll find him painting on nearly a daily basis though he does “try to take weekends off”. Inspired by the painters of the Hudson River School, Layne’s work is described as a blend of Luminism, Classical Realism with the added touch of American Impressionism. Having transitioned from an earlier hyper-realistic style, his looser painting technique is still quite detailed and depicts light in the landscape skillfully. His primary goal is to capture the beauty and serenity of a particular location to create a “sense of place” and an emotional connection to it. He wants the viewer to be reminded to slow down, take a breath and appreciate the beauty that’s right in front of them.

Thursday, March 1st 6-8pm
Enjoy free BBQ, talk to the artist and see new pieces.

Saturday, March 3rd | 10am – 4pm

Celebrating over 50 years of providing custom framing tailored to fit your specific needs and showcasing original art from local to worldwide artists. Stop in to see monthly events and our two annual national juried art shows.

Our 7,000 square foot showroom is conveniently located in Lake Highlands at 10233 E. Northwest Hwy #420, Dallas, TX 75238. We feature an array of original oil, mixed media, limited edition prints and a growing private collection. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30am to 5:00pm. http://dutchartgallery.net

Submitted by Rebecca Zook. Email: Rebecca@dutchartgallery.net

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Robert Earnest Moore – Canyon Watercolors


Robert Earnest Moore – Canyon Watercolors

Art Exhibit Opening Reception on Saturday November 19 from 6 to 9 pm at the SLANT Gallery – during the Artwalk at Midtown Galleries – Valley View Mall 13331 Preston Rd. (Preston & LBJ) in Suite 2218, Dallas, TX 75240 – Robert grew up in Cochise County Arizona and Luna County New Mexico and has returned to his roots in this exhibit of watercolors of the southwest. www.facebook.com/events/1793272174286175/

Submitted by Robert Moore. Email: rmoore1954@gmail.com

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Rebecca Zook’s Earth & Sky Solo Show. The clouds and grasses of Texas


Texas artist Rebecca Zook’s Earth and Sky solo show featuring the clouds and grasses of Texas officially opens Saturday, September 24th during the city of Granary’s monthly Last Saturday Gallery Night. The artist will be present to meet and talk with attendees from 5-8pm at the Dora Lee Langdon Center. 

Peace. Beauty. Light.

Three aspects that Texas artist Rebecca Zook consciously incorporates into her acrylic paintings. As a native Texan, she grew up with an appreciation of the unique beauty that Texas offers. Rebecca’s connection with nature is something that’s remained a part of her throughout her life and this love of the landscape is expressed through each brushstroke. 
“I’m drawn to Texas’ plentiful native grasses in particular. Watching the wind weave patterns through them and the gentle swaying provide me with a much needed calm. I stand among them and am reminded of the ocean. Great waves roll across the fields. Seed heads catch the sun and glow like breaking spray.” 
The Texas sky also holds great fascination for Rebecca. She has photographed clouds for close to 10 years, amassing a huge collection of source material with the intent of creating a series of paintings. She finally began that project in late 2015. 
“If you stop and watch the sky for any length of time, you realize how quickly it transforms itself. Clouds spring to life, change shape and dissipate right before your eyes. Sunrises and sunsets are the most dramatic. Almost second by second the colors grow and fade. My paintings capture one brief moment of that perpetually changing beauty.”
“Earth and Sky” is a body of work that is a true labor of love for the artist.  
Rebecca’s acrylic technique often involves many overlapping layers of thin washes of color. She finds this better conducive to capturing the unique qualities of light. She prefers to paint mainly smaller works 18” x 24” and under and primarily uses gessoed masonite boards she prepares herself. You can follow Rebecca on Facebook to view the in progress photos of many of her paintings.

Earth and Sky will run through October 26th.

Earth & Sky solo show:
Dora Lee Langdon Center
308 W Pearl St
Granbury, TX 76048
(817) 279-1164

Submitted by Rebecca Zook. Email: webmistress@granburyart.org

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The Machine in the Garden & Thurman’s Natural Impressions open May 7 at the Bath House



The Machine in the Garden

May 7-June 4, 2016

Reception: Saturday, May 7, 2016 (7-9 PM) • Featuring music by Stephen Houpt

Curated by Marilyn Waligore and Reynaldo Thompson

The Machine in the Garden is an exhibition of photography, video, and mixed media art that is presented by the Bath House Cultural Center, in collaboration with the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Guanajuato at Salamanca. This collaborative project produced three conjoined exhibitions that have been presented at the venue of each partner organization. The exhibitions were curated by Reynaldo Thompson, from the University of Guanajuato, Salamanca, and by Marilyn Waligore, Professor of Photography / Aesthetic Studies at UT Dallas.

From the simulation of cells multiplying in a laboratory petri dish, to the creation of bio-cybernetic art objects functioning within the landscape, the artists featured in this exhibition affirm that our 21st century experience of nature has become forever transformed by the impact of science and technology. The title of the exhibition is inspired by Leo Marx’s book by the same name, written in 1964. The art featured in the show revisits half a century later the same idea of exploitation of nature.

The Machine in the Garden features artwork by U.S. and Mexican artists, including: Jaime Bailléres, Twyla Bloxham, Gilberto Esparza, Gonzalo Bautista, Mitzi Hallmark, Eric Keig, David Witherspoon, and Carlo Zinzi.

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Natural Impressions: Recent Artwork by Cecilia Thurman

May 7-October 1, 2016
The show will be closed to the public, June 5-27, due to the annual Youth Art Summer Camp.

Reception with the Artist: Saturday, May 7, 2016 (7-9 PM)

The White Rock Lake Museum, housed inside the Bath House Cultural Center, presents Natural Impressions, an exhibition of recent paintings by Cecilia Thurman.

Cecilia Thurman is a painter and a printmaker who lives in Dallas, near White Rock Lake. The acrylic on paper paintings featured in the Natural Impressions exhibition are the artist’s most recent body of work. The new series refers to Cecilia’s tremendous and abiding love of nature, which is unquestionably a constant theme that can be seen in many of her prints and paintings. The goal of the imagery, according to the artist, is to evoke the feeling of elements found in nature, and to express the poetry and mystery of the land that we all share.

Visit Cecilia’s website at www.ceciliathurman.blogspot.com

White Rock Lake Museum
The Bath House Cultural Center is the home of the White Rock Lake Museum. The museum’s mission is to preserve and present the human and natural history of White Rock Lake Park and its surrounding environment.

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Bath House Cultural Center • (214) 670-8749 • www.bathhousecultural.com

The Bath House Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. The center is dedicated to fostering the growth, development and quality of multi-cultural arts within the City of Dallas. The center emphasizes innovating visual and performing arts as well as other multi-discipline events throughout the year. Funding for the Bath House Cultural Center is provided by the City of Dallas, with additional support from the Texas Commission on the Arts.


The Bath House Cultural Center is located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake at the end of Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. at 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. The center is open until 10:00 PM on nights with theatre performances. For general information about cultural programs at the Bath House Cultural Center, please call (214) 670-8749 or visit the center’s website at http://www.bathhousecultural.com

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Painting My Way Across the U.S.A. Paintings by Ruth Francis at Giddens Gallery

March 5 show

“Adventures of an Artist”

Ruth Francis Exhibit

March 3 – 12, 2016

Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am – 6:00pm

Featured Artist Reception

March 5, 2016 6-9pm

Enjoy Fine Art, Complimentary Wine, Hors d’oeuvres and Smiles. For details – http://goo.gl/9V4A0l

International artist, Ruth Francis, invites you to join her on a trip across the USA.with paintings expressing the life and lands of this beautiful country.  Over 25 paintings.  Ruth paints big and small.  Realistic or impressionistic.  Abstract and all.  Come explore.  There is truly something in this collection for everyone.


Giddens Gallery of Fine Art, 624 S Mail St, Grapevine, TX

817-488-8600  www.giddensgallery.com



Ruth's Rotator

Ruth's FaceBook PROMO

Submitted by Ruth Francis. Email: ruthfrancisart@gmail.com

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Tina Bohlman: Watercolor Landscapes demo in Irving Jan. 26


Guest artist at the Tuesday, January 26th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be artist Tina Bohlman. She will be demonstrating painting landscapes in watercolor.

The Mixer with refreshments starts at 6:45 and the Meeting at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Artists, don’t forget to bring art for the Artist of the Month competition. Guests are welcome. Directions

Tina Bohlman 2015About the artist: Tina Bohlman


“While it’s important to look ahead and plan for the future, an artist must also be “in the moment…the now.”
A native Texan, Tina Bohlman has used the state in which she was raised as both the inspiration and the canvas for her art.  Mostly a self-taught artist, Bohlman works in both watercolor and oil medium to create her breathtaking plein air paintings and brilliant rural landscapes.  She cultivated her natural artistic talent with great dedication and an insatiable desire to learn.  Bohlman has supplemented her independent study with workshops conducted by some of the best artists in the field, including Jan Kuntz, Tom Lynch, Jill Carver and Irving Shapiro (b.1927 – d.1994). She prefers plein air to working in the studio and is a veteran of numerous competition plein air and “quick draw” events including, Plein Air Southwest–Outdoor Painters Society, Sedona Plein Air Festival-Sedona, Arizona, Paint The Parks-Estes Park, Colorado, En Plein Air Texas, San Angelo, and most recently Plein Air Easton, Maryland.


With this dedicated attitude and her skills and talent, Bohlman has made quite an impact in her field.  Over the past 40 years, she has earned more than 60 awards, including a dozen First Place and five Best in Show titles.  Her work is collected worldwide; Bohlman originals hang in private and corporate collections in 34 States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Republic of Benin, West Africa.  

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

Tina Bohlman

P.O. Box 2676, Waxahachie, TX 75168

e-mail:  tina@tinabohlman.com

website: www.tinabohlman.com


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Out West by Teri Muse

Teri Muse Planting the Idea

Teri Muse will be exhibiting large, encaustic landscape paintings in an exhibit called “Out West” at The Art Gallery in The Point Center for Arts and Education on the campus of CCYoung, 4847 W. Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX 75214.

The exhibit is up from October 4th – 31st and the gallery is open from 6am – 8pm daily and there is a “meet the artist” event on Saturday, October 10th from 3-4pm.  The exhibit is free and open to the public.  The paintings were inspired by large Texas landscapes, especially from the north and west Texas areas.  For more information see www.terimuse.com or contact Angela at The Point at 214 841 2831.

Teri Muse Zip a Dee Doo Dah

Teri Muse Rollin' By

Submitted by Teri Muse. Email: musetl@hotmail.com

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The Enchanted Landscapes of Chimayó – Photography of Northern New Mexico By Robert Smartt

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OPENING SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2-5 pm.  The Edge 166 Artspace @ Theatre 166.  2425 Parker Rd., Carrollton TX 75010.  Tel. 469-248-7712.

Santuario de Chimayó (Sanctuary of Chimayó)  just north of Santa Fe, New Mexico is both a magnificent and a holy spot.

A Catholic site of pilgrimage since the early nineteenth century, the church and its surroundings receive over 300,000 visitors a year and is a national historical landmark.  Legends dating back to precolonial times as well as many stories of miracles, healings, and even apparitions of Jesus himself are associated with Chimayó

Oklahoma photographer Robert Smartt has captured with the magic of the camera lense in powerful, matchless, and enduring images the bewitching beauty as well as the thick aura of a  cultural and spiritual history involving Chimayó  In addition, his other stunning landscapes of the canyon lands and lonely gorges of Northern New Mexico will take your breath away.

Previously a featured exhibt at Oklahoma’s prestigious Goddard Center, The Edge 166 Artspace is both proud and pleased to be able to offer “The Enchanted Landscape of Chimayó” for the month of September and part of October.

Submitted by Carl Raschke. Email: gallery166@verizon.net

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Comer Collection: Of Nature at UT Dallas


Tom Chambers, Prom Gown #3, 2005/2007, archival pigment print, 10×10 inches


Comer Collection: Of Nature

March 27 – April 24, Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building 1st floor Gallery, Free

Of Nature presents an overview of photographers who take inspiration from the natural world. From an emphasis on scientific phenomena and the recording of flora and fauna, to fictional images of natural phenomena, these artists reveal to us the power of observation and our relationship to our environment. Exhibiting artists include Lucas Foglia, Tom Chambers, Camille Solyagua, John Pfahl, Zeke Berman, Steve Goff, Robert Langham III, Laszlo Layton, and Kate Breakey.

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LUCAS FOGLIA, photographer


LECTURE RECEPTION: O’Donnell Building Gallery, first floor, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Artist Lecture: Thursday, April 2, 2015, 2:00 pm


Thursday, April 2, 2015, 3:30 pm, O’Donnell Building Gallery, first floor

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Janis Krendick Pastel Landscape Demo Feb. 24 in Irving – cancelled

Connemara Preserve, December by Janis Krendick

Due to icy weather, the IAA meeting has been cancelled.


Guest artist at the Tuesday, February 24th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be artist Janis Krendick. She will be demonstrating landscapes in pastel.

The Mixer with refreshments starts at 6:45 and the Meeting at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Guests are welcome. Directions

About the Artist:

According to Janis, nature absorbs and inspires her. She focuses on the landscape and seeks to capture on pa- per or canvas the essence of the experience. Janis says that her personal challenge is to interpret the landscape in a sensitive, impressionistic manner.

Originally from Ohio, Janis moved to Texas in the early 90’s and presently resides there. She has a minor in studio art from Ohio University and has studied both pastel and oil with a number of nationally known artists. Her pastels and oils have been in many exhibits and have won several awards, including Honorable Mention in the Pastel Journal. “Krendick’s strong connection to the land as a sacred place is evident. Her paintings echo with reverence and ancient energy”, Informed Collector, February 2011. She has most recently received an Honorable Mention Award at the Salon 2014 held at Southwest Gallery where Outdoor Painters have their annual spring show.

Serving two years as the President of the Pastel Society of the Southwest, she remains active in that associa- tion. Pastel Society of the Southwest, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and the International Association of Pastel Societies have awarded Signature Member status to Janis. She does frequent demonstrations for art groups in the North Texas area.

For more about Janis, see her website http://janiskrendick.com



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