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Visual Art League of Lewisville features Janice Hamilton, Well Known Pastel Artist

The Visual Art League of Lewisville will present Janice Hamilton, well known Pastel artist at their monthly members’ meeting taking place on Tuesday, April 10th 7-9 pm at MCL (Medical Center of Lewisville), 100 N. Charles St., Lewisville, Classroom #3.  This event is open to the public and there is no charge.
Ms. Hamilton has a degree in education and has studied art with a number of nationally known artists.  In 1993 she was included in the Artists of Texas Volume IV, Fine Arts Catalogue.  In 1994, one of her pastel paintings was included in the Dallas Museum of Arts’Beaux Arts Auction.
Her work has been featured in one-woman shows at the Grand Kernpinski, the Goodrich Gallery in Dallas and the Irving Art Center in Irving.  Her work was featured as one of the Master Pastel Artists of the World in the 2003 June-July issue of the International Artists Magazine.
She is active in many pastel and art societies.  She has taught pastels and pastel portrait classes in the continuing education classes at both Richland and Brookhaven Community Colleges.  She presently teaches art in private classes and at the TEXIN’s Art Club.

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Lewisville Colorpalooza April 14


 Saturday, April 14, 2018
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Old Town Lewisville

ColorPalooza will feature a wide variety of exhibits and interactive events with a “spring feel” for the whole family. Festival admission will be free, although some activities might carry a nominal charge. Visitors will get to show off their artistic abilities, watch skilled artists create one-of-a kind sculptures and paintings, marvel at colorful sidewalk chalk art, and learn how to better care for the Earth and make their homes more environmentally friendly. There will be an emphasis on interactive events for children, including inflatable play structures and creative arts and crafts stations.

Put your chalk artistic skills on display for everyone to see. The City of Lewisville is partnering with the Lakeside Arts Foundation on this activity. It will include amateur and professional chalk art as well as a chalk art scholarship contest and children’s gallery.  For more information on participating, visit chalkthisway.org.


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Call for Chalk Artists for “Chalk This Way”

Lakeside Arts Foundation is now accepting applications for Amateur Sidewalk Chalk Artists and Business Sponsors for Chalk This Way sidewalk art festival at ColorPalooza, a Celebration of Spring! This event, hosted by the City of Lewisville, takes place on April 14, 2018 outside the Lewisville MCL Grand and City Hall area from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Sponsors of $150 or more may have their logos drawn in colorful chalk at the event, along with other benefits depending on the sponsorship level. Admission to the event is free but there is a charge for some of the activities.  The day-long event will feature professional chalk artists, amateur chalk art contest, scholarship contest, a children’s non-competitive gallery, art, food & drink vendors, art auction and a variety of entertainment.

Details, rules, and entry forms are available on the website at chalkthisway.org. For more information about participating in the chalk art activities, contact Lakeside Arts Foundation at (972) 625-1726 or email president@lakesidearts.org. For more information about the overall ColorPalooza festival, or to inquire about possible FREE booths for Plein Aire or demonstrating artists, see lewisvillecolorpalooza.com.

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Visual Arts League of Lewisville: The Art of Drawing by Lucy Tolkunova Feb. 13

The Visual Art League of Lewisville presents Lucy Tolkunova on drawing at 7pm on Feb. 13. Location: MCL Grand theater at 100 Charles Street in Oldtown Lewisville at 7 pm. The public is welcome to attend.

In her Art of Drawing presentation Lucy will discuss basic drawing techniques, use of different supplies and materials and will share step-by-step drawing of Reflections (2nd drawing from Origami series). She has won several awards has been included in Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing.

Artist Statement – Lucy Tolkunova
I always loved drawing; from a simple line drawing to the most detailed photorealistic one. There is something in holding a pencil or charcoal and hearing the sound it makes as I move it on paper… something calming, relaxing… sound of an artwork being created. Each one of my artworks has a part me, it reflect me at the moment in time when I worked on that piece, it tells a story through stokes of a pencil on paper.

About the Artist
Lucy Tolkunova is a self-taught artist with a passion for drawing. Her artworks from the Origami drawing series won several awards in local art exhibits and have been included in Stokes of Genius. The Best of Drawing books.



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Visual Art League of Lewisville speaker Millie Giles on jurying process Nov. 14

On Tuesday November 14th from 7-9 in classroom 3 of the MCL Grand,100 N.Charles St., Lewisville

Millie Giles will talk about the jurying process for winning entry in art competitions.

This program is open to the public and there is no charge.

One of many programs offered to the public by The Visual Art League of Lewisville for their enjoyment and information.

go to www.visualartleague.org


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Visual Art League of Lewisville Presents Carol Stoecker Muralist Oct. 10

VAL presents member Carol Stoecker who will give a talk on doings murals. The Award winning custom decorative artist will be sharing some of her most popular mural designs created for residential clients and talking about how she creates her textured and painted brick and stone.  
Tuesday October 10th at 7:00 in classroom 3 of the MCL Grand Theatre, 100 N.
Charles St. in Lewisville
There is no charge and is open to the public.

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Visual Art League of Lewisville Artists Exhibiting in MCL Grand During Symphony performance

Visual Art League of Lewisville artists will be exhibiting artwork in the hallway of the MCL Grand Theatre, 100 N. Charles St., Lewisville,  on September 17th during the Lewisville Lake Symphony performance.

The performance is on September 15th at 7:30 P.M.

Artists exhibiting are: Carol Stoecker, Daren Fagen, Nancy Busey, Linda Chidsey, Carole Petulla, Tina Alvarez, Irma Murray.

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Drawing Classes at Studio Art House

Studio Art House students learn by creating original works of art. Instructors strive to inspire creative expression and artistic development in every student. The structured curriculum is taught and approved by degreed professional Artists that have a passion for both art and teaching.

This class is for adults wanting to learn, build on, and explore different mediums used to draw. Students learn to use the elements and principles of art to create full, functional, and stylish compositions. This class will explore the different mediums used in drawing such as charcoal, graphite, colored pencil, and pastel. All levels of skill are welcome. Classes are limited in size, so sign up today!

Sign up online at www.studioarthouse.com

Submitted by anita robbins. Email: studioarthouse@gmail.com

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Winners of VAL’s Fresh Ideas 2017

the Visual Arts Guild of Lewisville’s (VAL) Premier Annual Juried Show
An Exhibition in the Art Gallery at the MCL Grand Theater through September
Judged by Christopher Blay, Instructional Associate and Curator at Tarrant County College Southeast
Photos are from the reception with awards held on August 5.
The $1,000 First Prize went to Allegory of the Cave Kryptos by John Koch,represented here by Harley Koch in Mr. Koch’s absence. As part of the first prize package, John Koch will have a solo show in the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery in the summer of 2018.

The $500 Second Place winner was new
VAL member,
Vannessa Kantaphone,
for her painting


Honorable Mentions went to VAL member, Jean Mason, and also to Chuck Pratt. Alexandra Wagner captured the $250 Third Place for her painting Girl in Kayak.


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Visual Art League of Lewisville August Events: Fresh Ideas reception Aug. 5; Paula Haynes ATC demo/workshop & more

On Tuesday August 8th at 7:00 P.M. in Classroom C, Paula Haynes will speak about the Art Trading Cards.  This will be a “hands on” workshop.  This event is open to the public and there is no charge.

Starting August 5th through September 9th, Fresh Ideas 2017 will be exhibited at the MCL Grand Gallery.  This is a judged and award show.  Reception is August 5thfrom 7-9 P.M.  Refreshments will be served.  This opening is open to the public and there is no charge.

In the North Corridor is an exhibit Make a Statement.  This continues through September 9th.

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VAL’s Chuck Hendrickson Paints Theatre Boards for the Play, Memphis

Chuck Hendrickson, member of the Visual Art League of Lewisville has volunteered his time to paint these theatre boards for the windows of the Greater Lewisville Community Theatre.  The show is Memphis and will be running from June 30th to July 23rd.

The Visual Art League (VAL) of Lewisville, Texas, resides at the Medical City of Lewisville Grand Theater Center for the Creative Arts (MCL Grand), 100 North Charles St., Lewisville, TX  75057. Monthly meetings and other art activities take place at the MCL Grand.  VAL’s activities are always open to visitors.  For more information about VAL see the website http://visualartleague.org/

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VAL presents Eilene Carver: Targets, opening June 23


The Visual Arts League of Lewisville Presents Targets; a solo show featuring the works of Dallas based artist Eilene Carver.

Flyer: Press Release_MCL Grand VAL_Carver Targets Series

Website http://houstoncarverfineart.com/targets/

The MCL Grand Main Gallery will feature the paintings and drawings of Eilene Carver from June 23- July 29, 2017, with the opening reception Friday, June 23rd from 7-9pm. Gallery Hours T-Sat 10-5pm.

Eilene Carver is a South Texas native. She earned her BFA in Design from Baylor University and
her MFA in painting from UC Berkeley. Her pieces have received awards and been included in
national and regional exhibitions since 1986; including such venues as Laguna Gloria Museum in
Austin, The Berkeley Art Center, Women’s Museum of Dallas, San Antonio Museum of Art,
Michael Himovitz Gallery and the Graham Horstman Gallery.

Her work is included in public and private collections throughout the United States.
Eilene has taught drawing and painting at, Napa Valley College and the Richmond Art Center, as
well as conducting artist workshops in Thailand and Russia. She is currently a professor at Collin

The works of this artist are particularly relevant given the almost daily occurrence of violence
directed at individuals or groups in public venues that in previous decades would be considered
safe; schools, concerts, public rally’s, nightclubs and sporting events. Her message regarding
these issues is, “if ignored, we are all possible “Targets.”

Artist statement:

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. “

This series is a departure from my illusionary still lives, more graphic in quality and addressing
an overtly controversial topic. Remaining is the use of symbolism to address subjects in a
surreptitious manner.

Sandy Hook served as a sort of ‘final straw.’ I sat quiet long enough after Columbine and
various similar events unfolded. I was compelled to express my feelings regarding the effects
of these experiences. The thought of ‘Small Targets’ originally came from the heartbreaking
stories of the Stockton school shooting, which took place a mere thirty minutes from UC
Berkeley where I was a graduate student. An ever-growing occurrence, I remain as shocked at
the thought of children as “targets” as I was that day. As I researched, google maps of school
shootings are filled with drop pins too numerous to count. Overlapping pins block history of
previous events, a parallel to overloaded consciousness, we collectively forget the impact of
each personal loss.

The Target was an obvious symbol to represent the random acts of violence that have become
all too commonplace. It is immediately recognizable and universally suggests a predator setting
aim on a focused subject. When I began my research three years ago, the intended topic was
school shootings – unfathomable small targets. However, as I worked through the initial
concepts, the series evolved into a broader depiction. I started to consider the more expansive
concepts of targeted violence such as: Black Lives Matter, the Pulse nightclub massacre, the
July 7th Dallas Police shootings, the Holocaust and other forms of religious persecution.
The layering of content is as interesting to me as the layers of brushstrokes. This combined
focus is ever engaging for me as a painter. Expressing the effects of light and color on forms is
a constant in my process, no matter the subject. Specific to this series, I purposed strong
physical surface texture to suggest a subtext of tumultuous movement and mood.

Aesthetically, the works that represent a specific shooting are intentionally uncomfortable,
many of these developed over a collaged target. Concerning myself less with a formally
pleasing composition, instead blatantly displaying the message over a target or ‘X’ form which
extends from one end of the canvas to the other. Unintentionally, these works developed
much darker palettes than planned, possibly due to the level of emotional involvement in their
creation. Some of the small Targets works treat the subject symbolically. These works evolved
into a more static, calm, formal space; some even contain pleasing colors and imagery.

As always, I strive for my work to be visually interesting while inspiring an introspective search for meaning. I very much agree with Max Beckman who stated, “In order to get something universal you must be very specific.” I don’t presume to provide solutions to this complicated dilemma. I desire to stir awareness to the tragic losses and hope these works spur open dialogue regarding what can be done to prevent the excessive incidents of gun violence. If ignored, we are all possible “Targets.”

About the MCL Grand Theater & Center for the Creative Arts The MCL Grand is a multi-purpose facility supporting numerous arts groups in the Greater Lewisville area by providing state of the art spaces for artists to perform and display their works. In addition, each year the Grand hosts regional & national exhibits. The arts community benefits from the availability of generous classroom space for artists workshops and meetings.

The facility features a 296-seat theater with acoustics designed for both speech and music, a 2,200-square foot professional art gallery, a 2,400-square foot dance recital hall, 3,000 square foot black box theater and 1, 750 square feet of classrooms. The MCL Grand is in the heart of Old Lewisville, a newly revived destination spot with numerous trendy eateries and taverns surrounding Wayne Ferguson Plaza, urban park with easy access to Dart Rail, yellow line and I-35. MCL Grand 100 N. Charles Street, Lewisville, TX 75057.

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Fresh Ideas 2017 Show From the Visual Art League of Lewisville


The Visual Art League of Lewisville will hold the  juried 2017 Fresh Ideas
show at the MCL Grand Theatre on  8/5 through 9/9.

More information regarding awards and deadlines in the Fresh Ideas
Prospectus. Fresh Ideas Prospectus 2017 Final

The exhibition is open to all visual artists who reside in Texas and contiguous states (Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico).

The non-refundable entry fee is $50 for non-members of VAL and $35 for VAL members for a maximum of three (3) pieces of work. Membership forms to join VAL can be found at http://visualartleague.org/test/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/11-27-16-VAL-Mbr-Form-with-Lisas-address.pdf .

Only original 2D and 3D art work (oil, watercolors, acrylics, pastel, mixed media, collage, drawing, prints, photography, ceramics, textiles, fiber, encaustic, jewelry and sculpture) created in the last two (2) years which has not previously been shown in any VAL juried exhibit will be considered for inclusion in the show. Original means works conceived and created by the artist and not created in a classroom setting. The maximum size of entries into this year’s competition is 50” x 50” including the frame. All 3D artwork must be able to sit on a pedestal no larger than 20” x 14”” or on the floor. Artists may submit up to three (3) pieces for consideration. Submissions of entries into the show will be via Callforentry.org (https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4341) and must meet the requirements of that site for size and type of image that is accepted.

• 1st Place Winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and a solo show in summer 2018 at the MCL Grand
art gallery in Lewisville.
• 2nd Place $500
• 3rd Place $250
• Two Honorable Mentions $150 each
• People’s Choice Award $100

DEADLINE: Friday, June 30th, 2017, 1:00 AM Central Daylight Time (all subsequent times here are CDT).
Entries due at https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4341
• Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 21st. Judging
• Saturday, July 22nd. Artists notified of acceptance into the exhibition
• Saturday, July 29th: Accepted entries due at MCL Grand (shipping/mailing address: Visual Art League,
Medical City of Lewisville Theater, 100 North Charles St., Lewisville TX 75057, classroom 2) between
1:00 – 5:00 pm
• Saturday, August 5th: Opening Reception 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Award Ceremony 8:00 pm, MCL Grand art
• Saturday, September 9th: Final day of Exhibit
• Saturday, September 9th 5:00 – 6:00 pm and Monday September 11th 1:00 to 3:00, Pick up entries
• Week of September 11th, 2016 – Return of shipped artwork


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Visual Art League of Lewisville Holds Fund Raiser at Fish City May 2


On Tuesday, May 2nd from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. the Visual Art League of Lewisville will hold a fund raiser at Fish City Grill, 2628 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound.

Enjoy a delicious meal while supporting VAL.  15% of all sales that day will go to VAL to be used for scholarships, programs, etc.

Also, there will be  artwork displayed by members of the League and there will be a silent auction for these items.


Please support the Visual Art League of Lewisville and hope to see you on the 2nd.  http://visualartleague.org/

Please support the arts in Flower Mound.

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Visual Art League of Lewisville news for March & April


Visual Art League of Lewisville artists created theatre boards to The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre for Jesus Christ Superstar: Chuck Hendrickson and Joyce Landry. The theatre boards for Jesus Christ Superstar will be presented at the GLCT from March 24th through April 9th

VAL members are very active this month, with monetary awards given to the 1st place and best of show winners of the LISD art show at the MCL Grand.

Our speaker for this month is Chris Brandley, who will give a demo on oil painting.  This occurs on Tuesday, March 21st from 7-9 in classroom3 of the MCL Grand.  This is open to the public and there is no charge.

Exhibiting at Tierneys Café & Tavern through June 30th is Louise Flanagan,Pepper McCarty and Kathleen Mekailek.

In the showcase, is Artist of the Month Alfredo Santestaban through April 28th.

Tina Alvarez has an opening reception at Swirl Bakery in Flower Mound on Friday, March 24th .  5:30-7.  Focus on Color and Light…..photography

Lorraine Hayes has her artwork at the Denton Senior Center April and May.

We want to thank our sponsors, Asel, Avalon Emporium and The Container Store.

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VAL logo 2016

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ARTRAGEOUS! in Lewisville


Visual Art League of Lewisville presents, “ARTRAGEOUS!” an interactive exhibition of innovative and unusual art!.

January 7 – January 28, 2017

MCL Grand Gallery, 100 North Charles Street, Lewisville

Gallery open Tuesday through Saturday from 10-5  show runs through January 28th.

Admission is free and open to the public.








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Artregeous by The Visual Art League of Lewisville


The Visual Art League of Lewisville will present “Artrageous” , an innovative exhibit at the MCL Grand Gallery in January. Flyer: poster-letter-size-jpg

The opening reception is Saturday, January 7th from 7-9.

Come See the Visual Art League of Lewisville’s
Interactive Exhibition of Innovative and Unusual Art!
January 7th – January 28th

MCL Grand Theater Gallery 100 North Charles St. Lewisville
Gallery Open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday Through Saturday

Free Admission!

Visual Art League of Lewisville http://visualartleague.org

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More Calls for Entries around Texas & surrounding states



Tulsa International Mayfest 2017

Where: Downtown Main Street
Tulsa, OK
When: May 18-21, 2017

Application Deadline: January 31, 2017
Application Fee: $35
Jury Results Notification: February 24, 2017

Contact Name: Debby Raskin
Contact Email: vachair@tulsamayfest.org
Contact Phone Number: (918) 582-6435
Show Website: www.tulsamayfest.org

Tulsa International Mayfest is now seeking applicants from fine artists and crafts people wishing to show at Mayfest. Surrounded by Tulsa’s historic downtown which features world- renowned art deco buildings, the BOK Center and a vibrant night life. In 2017, Mayfest will be celebrating its 45th year and has several special events planned. In 2016 artist sales increased during Tulsa International Mayfest. Created to promote the visual and musical arts, our four-day Tulsa tradition invites approximately 100 fine artists and 25 craftspeople to exhibit their work. Entries are professionally judged according to strict guidelines.

Mayfest is an outdoor tribute to the arts that is a family-oriented event created to promote a broader knowledge of and appreciation for visual and musical arts among serious, as well as casual art lovers.  Tulsa International Mayfest is making plans to stage Tulsa’s first festival of the festival season, Tulsa International Mayfest 2017, May 18-21.
Mayfest will feature a variety of arts including dance, music and visual arts. Always one of the major highlights of spring, Mayfest 2017 will be planned to encompass some of the very best in both the visual and performance arts.

ASU Archer College of Health and Human Services (Member, Texas Tech System)

Budget: $253,000
Deadline: 1/5/17

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside the new Archer College of Health and Human Services, located on the Angelo State University Campus, a member of the Texas Tech System, located in San Angelo, TX. Construction of the new facility will be completed by January 2018. See full RFQ for more details (http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=129447

2017-2018 Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition



Fee: $0.00

Entry Deadline: 1/15/17

DEADLINE:  01/15/2017. Stipend:  $1,500 each

The City of Boerne, Texas seeks up to ten (10) outdoor sculptures for its Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition.  The sculptures will be exhibited outdoors in and around the City’s downtown Historic District, The Hill Country Mile, and the Boerne Trail system.  Selected works will be loaned to the City for a period of 12 months.

Only completed, ready-to-loan artworks will be accepted.  Submissions of artwork concepts, maquettes, or models will NOT be considered.

Exhibition schedule: March 25, 2017 – March , 2018
Installation schedule:  March 22-24, 2017

Sculpture For All Competition & Exhibition



Fee: $15.00

Entry Deadline: 1/16/17

Juror: Dewane Hughes

Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Nacogdoches, Texas, is accepting

submissions from sculptors for the third installation of Sculpture For All,

a biennial outdoor exhibition and competition. Up to ten works will be

selected for display on the SFA campus, which includes one of the largest

Azalea gardens in the nation. A stipend of up to $1000 will be awarded to

each of the artists chosen. Additional cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd

places will be awarded.

Deadline: January 16, 2017

Navasota Artist in Residency Spring 2017



Call Type: Residencies

Fee: $25.00

Event Dates: 2/27/2017 – 8/7/2017

Entry Deadline: 1/16/17

The City of Navasota and The Arts Council of Brazos Valley are excited to open the Spring 2017 Navasota Artists in Residence Application! The Artists in Residence will have an opportunity to live, work, and exhibit in the historic Horlock Home in Navasota, Texas which includes living and studio space for each of the three selected artists as well as a retail gallery space. The term of each residency is roughly six (6) months. The City of Navasota will provide amenities including internet, cable, electricity, retail space and live/work space free of charge to selected artists with the purpose of providing artists the opportunity to create and sell their work.


40th International Exhibition: Watercolor Art Society-Houston



Fee: $35.00

Entry Deadline: 1/20/17

Founded in 1975, the Watercolor Art Society – Houston (WAS-H) has brought the excitement of water media to the greater Houston area with exceptional exhibitions, dedicated community outreach, and teaching programs and demonstrations provided by world class instructors. With over 600 members, WAS-H has provided year-round opportunities to every level of painter – from novice to the seasoned expert. Artists and art lovers can also enjoy year-round exhibitions in the WAS-H gallery, situated in the heart of Houston’s vibrant Museum District.

This year’s event – the 40th Annual International Exhibition – will highlight the excellence of its talented members and global participants, past honorees and exceptional jurors – in an exhibition slated for March 2017. Combined with generous awards and the participation of a highly sought after Juror and Instructor, the 2017 International Exhibition is intended to promote and present outstanding talent by water media artists from around the world.

Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2017



Call Type: Competitions

Fee: $35.00

Event Dates: 4/8/2017 – 6/10/2017

Entry Deadline: 1/22/17

Exhibition Dates: April 8 – June 10, 2017.

The Juror: Benito Huerta

Awards: 1st – $2,000; 2nd – $1,000; 3rd – $500; Honorable Mentions

Eligibility: TEXAS NATIONAL COMPETITION & EXHIBITION 2017 is open to all artists working in the United States. Works may be of any medium (except video and performance). All works must be original and completed within THE LAST TWO YEARS. Works too old or two large will be disqualified. No previously submitted works will be accepted. All works must be available through the entire run of the show. Do not submit works for jury that might be sold before or shown elsewhere during the TEXAS NATIONAL 2017 show time frame. Deadline for entries is January 22, 2017. Visit us at: http://www.art.sfasu.edu/cole. Questions? email us at sfaartgalleries@sfasu.edu, or call 936-468-1131.

Public Art Component/ Multi- Generational Recreation Center



Call Type: Public Art

Lewisville, Texas

Fee: $0.00

Entry Deadline: 12/30/16

Lewisville is beginning design work on a new recreation facility, replacing two current buildings, to serve an age-diverse population.  A public art component is to be included in the facility design.  The City is commissioning an artist or group of artists to collarborate with the design team to integrate artwork  than can successfully celebrate the communal purpose of the new center and it’s significance to Lewisville.

Conroe Art League 2nd Invitational Show (2017)



Fee: $25.00

Event Dates: 2/1/2017 – 2/24/2017

Entry Deadline: 1/2/17

Conroe Art League 2017 2nd Invitational Show. You are invited to enter the second Conroe Art League Invitational. It will be juried by acclaimed artist, Cynthia K. Reid. This national call is for artists of original 2D and 3D artwork. Entry closes Tuesday, January 2, 2017 at midnight Mountain Time.

Selected works will be on exhibit throughout the month of February 2017. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top four selected artworks. Certificates of merit will be given to 3 works.

Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, February 1,2017 thru Friday, February 24, 2017

Deadline to apply: Tuesday, January 2, 2017 at midnight Mountain Time Zone

Shifting Landscapes



Albuquerque, New Mexico

Fee: $40.00

Entry Deadline: 1/4/17

Members of the Surface Design association are invited to submit work for the 3rd International Juried Members’ exhibition, Shifting Landscapes. The exhibition will be held in partnership with form & concept gallery at their location in Santa Fe, NM from February 24 2017 – May 20, 2017 . The exhibition includes awards. Entries may be submitted online October 24, 2016 – January 4, 2017.

Southern Futurism



Baton Rouge. Louisiana

Fee: $25.00

Entry Deadline: 1/6/17

Days remaining to deadline: 24

Like the Futurists of the early 20th century, we live in a world immersed in technology, urban trappings, speed, information, connectivity and change. Viewing it through a southern lens, tinted by tradition, can result in modern dissonance. For many, the narrative of the American South, will be informed and confined by its history, but how is its future to be portrayed? This exhibition seeks,  in the broadest sense possible, to showcase contemporary artists’ depictions of the schism and reconciliation of what might be called the New Southern Futurism.

Art Springs 2017



Hot Springs, Arkansas

Fee: $20.00

Entry Deadline: 1/20/17

Days remaining to deadline: 38

Art Springs is the free 2-day outdoor festival portion of the annual Hot Springs celebration – Arts & The Park.  Art Springs is a juried festival bursting with Arkansas artists and artisans. Art Springs is held at the Hill Wheatley Plaza in downtown historic Hot Springs and is open from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, May 6 and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Brush with Burden 2017 Art Exhibition



Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Fee: $20.00

Entry Deadline: 1/20/17

The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden is an oasis for garden and nature lovers in the heart of Baton Rouge, La.  Situated on 440 acres of beautiful green space, it is one of the city’s and state’s greatest treasures.  The missAny artwork thation of the Burden Horticulture Society is to promote, support and enhance the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden.
Email:  BWB@burdenhorticulturesociety.com. Telephone:  (225) 763-3990, Option 0

Reflections on 2016



Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Fee: $30.00

Event Dates: 3/2/2017 – 4/15/2017

Entry Deadline: 1/27/17

 For Baton Rouge, 2016 has proven to be a very difficult year. We have had shootings which have emphasized the racial tensions that mark out times. We have had record breaking floods that left people homeless or in tenuous situations, without their possessions or certainty of the future of their homes. On top of that, we are living through an election season that is causing tension in our town, state and country.

Artists through the ages have used their media to offer both veiled and overt social commentary. We are giving visual artists an opportunity to show how they are responding to the events of 2016. This is an opportunity to provide a forum for thought-provoking and insightful work.

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On Tuesday, November 8th at 7:00 in Room 3 of the MCL Grand Theatre,  artist and writer John Bramblitt will be our guest speaker.

Mr. Bramblitt has lost his sight, but is painting unbelievable paintings and also has written  a book “Shouting in the Dark”.

He has appeared on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, ABC, NBC, FOX, Discovery Channel and BBC Radio and TV.  He was also featured in the New York Times and Psychology Today.  He is the subject of the award winning documentary shorts, “Line of Sight” and “Bramblitt”. His website:  http://bramblitt.myshopify.com/

MCL Grand Theatre is located at 100 Charles Street in Lewisville.

This event is open to the public and there is no charge.

Go to www.visualartleague.org or call 972 420 9393

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Infinite Underground to highlight local artists Saturday June 18th!


Saturday June 18th: Infinity Art Tour debuts in Lewisville the weekend of June 18th at local hot spot art gallery, Pomegranate Underground.  The Denton based show has been highlighting local artists in Denton, Lewisville and Dallas.

This pop up style, art fair event is a collaborative effort between Infinity Art Tour and the popular local gem, Pomegranate Underground Art Gallery.  Guests will enjoy live music, fine art, and fine food from contemporary food trucks.

Local artist/art entrepreneur, Adonis Carcamo is a local arts visionary – providing a hip and creative spin on the art gallery experience.  Offering artists a unique and exciting platform to show art.

Pomegranate Underground has been mentioned in the Denton Record Chronicle, Lewisville Leader, NeighborsGo (Dallas Morning News) and the Lewisville Texan Journal. Also awarded the Best Art Gallery of 2015 by the Star Local Media.

Feedback for Infinity Art Tour events and shows has been positive:

Dallas Artist, Julia Vargus, “Organizing, packaging, putting together digital and print portfolios, and packing my framed display and sale items! Show day is less than 48hrs away!!! Are we excited yet?”

Saturday June 18th // 12 noon – 9 pm

Pomegranate Underground
418 N Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville, TX 75067

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INFINITE Underground June 18 – call for artists


Accepting submissions! $25 for a 10×10 booth space! Live music and food truck! Email 3-5 samples and your social media/instagram info to ginger.infinityarttour@gmail.com.

Held June 18, 2016 at the Pomegranate Underground, 418 N. Stemmons Flwy, Lewisville TX

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ColorPalooza April 9 in Lewisville



Saturday, April 9
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Old Town Lewisville

ColorPalooza will feature a wide variety of exhibits and interactive events with a “spring feel” for the whole family. Festival admission will be free, although some activities might carry a nominal charge. Visitors will get to show off their artistic abilities, watch skilled artists create one-of-a kind sculptures and paintings, marvel at colorful sidewalk chalk art, and learn how to better care for the Earth and make their homes more environmentally friendly. There also will be emphasis on interactive events for children, including inflatable play structures and creative arts and crafts stations.

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