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The Brickyard’s Water Tower Brings Artful Touch to DFW

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Dallas-based Billingsley Company is bringing an iconic structure by way of urban art to its new multifamily community, The Brickyard, with the unveiling of its new stain glass water tower. The water tower was designed by Joseph Shortell of Shortell Design, a Dallas-based designer who works in stone, glass, iron and other primary materials, and whose creations have been featured in restaurants, lounges and other locations from coast to coast. Lauren Stout, an independent artist working with Shortell, laid out the color schemes with direction and approval directly from property developer, Lucy Billingsley.

The water tower accompanies other urban-inspired design elements on the property, such as arched windows, brick detailing and old-style painted signs, reminiscent of Brooklyn style-walk ups.

Among the features of the Brickyard Water Tower:

  • Internally lit with 24 LED flood lights
  • Agricultural silo-style metal roof
  • 24 3’x6’ curved panels, each with individual colored acrylic panes in varying shades of yellow, orange, red, blue and green
  • Panel and pane frames made of powder-coated metal to withstand the harsh Texas elements

“We could not be more thrilled with how the Water Tower has turned out,” said Sumner Billingsley, managing partner on The Brickyard project. “I think it fully encompasses the thoughtfulness and unique attention to detail that went into this development – inspired by elements of the past, but infused with the creativity and energy of our community today.”

The water tower sits on the edge of the property – a perfect viewing location for both residents and passersby. The official unveiling and lighting of the water tower was October 5th. Farmers Branch dignitaries and guests attended a lighting party to see the new addition to the property and welcome a local piece of art to the community.

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The Brickyard is the first phase of apartments and townhomes in Mercer Crossing, the newest multi-use Billingsley development, located at the crossroads of Interstate 35E, Interstate 635 and President George Bush Turnpike. The Brickyard is a blend of one- and two-bedroom apartments and townhomes that embody romantic industrial architecture with abundant use of brick, metal-framed windows and old-style painted signs on building walls. Residents have been moving into the community since May 2016.

For more information, please visit www.BillingsleyCo.com or www.TheBrickyardApts.com.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES | Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition

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The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2017 Call for Entries for the 30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the United States, this year we are thrilled to be partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts to expand this national exhibition to now include international artists. Approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by juror JoAnn Edwards, Executive Director of the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, California. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in amounts of $1000, $750, $500, and $250 will be awarded.

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Online submissions and prospectus available at dentonarts.com/materialshardandsoft

SUBMISSION DEADLINE | September 30, 2016

2017 EXHIBITION | February 4 – May 6, 2017 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas.

Inquires may be directed to the Arts Council at (940) 382-2787 or exhibit@dentonarts.com

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29th Annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition deadline Sept. 4

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The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2016 Call for Entries for the 29th annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard & Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough.

The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Drawing hundreds of applications from across the United States each year, approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by our 2016 Juror, Elizabeth Kozlowski.

As the curator of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Kozlowski has over 12 years of curatorial and gallery experience with a specialty in contemporary ceramics. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250 will be presented.

NEW! Online submissions and prospectus available at dentonarts.com/materials-hard-and-soft

SUBMISSION DEADLINE | September 4, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.

2016 EXHIBITION | February 5 – April 1, 2016 at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, Texas.

Inquires may be directed to the Arts Council at (940) 382-2787 or exhibit@dentonarts.com

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Hard & Soft reception March 21 at the Small Gallery

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 “Hard &  Soft” – an exhibit exploring the use of fiber, stone, metal, ceramics, and wood as creative medium. Exhibit opens with a reception at The Small Gallery on Saturday, March 21, 6:00-9:00 pm. Featuring art by Jack Brockette, award winning fiber artist.Participating artists: Amie Adelman, Jack Brockette, Magi Calhoun, Vicki Charlotta, Nicole Dane, Katrina Doran, Molly Guzzino, Carter Herrington, Amy Justice, Morgan Kuster, Laurie Mahoney, Analise Minjarez, Julie Pitman, Shawn Reilly, Kathe Williams, Kiki Curry Winters, Kim Worthington.

The Small Gallery is located in the west wing on the 2nd level of Dallas Midtown (Valley View) at 13331 Preston Rd., #2242, Dallas, TX (LBJ & Preston).

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(images: Analise Minjarez, Laurie Mahoney, Jack Brockette)

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Arts in the Square – Last Call for Entries! 1/23/15 DEADLINE

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Arts in the Square is an outdoor juried fine arts festival hosted by Frisco Square in collaboration with the Frisco Independent School District, with proceeds going to Frisco Family Services and the Frisco Education Foundation.

Frisco Square would like to see 500 applicants, although only 120 artists will be accepted.

www.friscosquare.com/AITS

Here are the highlights:

– cash prizes for artists participating in the festival: a Best-in-Show ($500) and Juror’s Choice ($500).

-Artists can submit work in one of 10 categories, including fine arts/graphics, pottery, painting, textiles, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, photography, wood, and miscellaneous.

– Last year more than 20,000 people attended.

-DFW area teachers and professors are allowed to share a booth

 

Details:

-$25 application fee

-$325 booth fee (10’x10′ space)

-artist keeps proceeds from sales but must comply with state comptroller for all taxes

 

Questions? Email artsinthesquare@friscosquare.com or call/text 972-689-6317 and ask for Paige.

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2015 Materials: Hard & Soft call deadline Sept. 5

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Materials: Hard & Soft

February 6 – April 2, 2015

This annual competition and exhibition of contemporary crafts was started in 1987 and is now in it’s 28th year. Recognized nationally, Materials: Hard & Soft attracts hundreds of entries from every state in the union. Nationally recognized jurors select the show from slides and then award $5000 in prize money. The juror has always selected the winning pieces on-site. A catalog is printed. Many of the artists seen in the Materials exhibitions have been featured in national publications such as American Craft.

Eligible media: Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. Entries must be the complete work of the submitted artist. Kits or commercially designed works will not be accepted. All work must have been completed within the past two years (2012-2014) and not previously exhibited at the Center for Visual Arts. Artists must reside in the United States or its possessions.

Greater Denton Arts Council 400 E. Hickory Street Denton, Texas 76201 (940) 382-2787 http://www.dentonarts.com

Click here for the 2015 prospectus

2014 Award Winners

2014 Catalog

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Ana M. Lopez is a metalsmith, educator and decorative arts scholar. Her creative work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and includes a major commission for the Indianapolis Museum of Art. She is the author of the reference book Metalworking Through History: An Encyclopedia, published in the Spring of 2009 by Greenwood Press, as well as numerous other scholarly articles. She organized the 2007 international biennial exhibition of the Enamelist Society, chaired the 2010 Education Dialogue for the Society of North American Goldsmiths annual conference, served as a Beta Site Testing Faculty for the craft textbook Makers: A History of American Studio Craft, and has lectured extensively on her own work. She holds an MFA in Metalsmithing from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and an MA in the History of American Decorative Arts from The Smithsonian Associates and Parsons School of Design. She is currently Associate Professor and Area Coordinator of Metalsmithing & Jewelry at the University of North Texas where she also teaches The History of Crafts.

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Calendar:

September 5, 2014

Deadline for acceptance of entry materials by 5:00 p.m. at the GDAC offices (NOT a postmark deadline)

October 30, 2014

Notification forms are mailed to all artists

November 21, 2014

Artist contracts are due

January 5 – 9, 2015

Shipped and hand-delivered pieces are due

February 6, 2015

Opening Reception 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Awards announced at 6:45 p.m.

February 6 – April 2, 2015

Materials: Hard & Soft on exhibit, Meadows Gallery, Tuesday – Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

April 6 – 8, 2015

Hand-delivered work to be picked up by artists

 

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“sculptechular 2014” – Call for all things 3D! Deadline 8/22

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Frisco Arts presents the 2nd annual “sculptechular” in the Frisco Art Gallery (smaller works) and the Special Events Center (installations) at the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034. This includes a one-month juried art exhibition from 9.3-10.4, a two-week juried installations exhibition from 9.3-9.13, and a two-day spectacle with demos, a panel discussion, and reception on 9.6 and 9.7.

A “Most sculptechular” best of show award will be given to the winner during the reception on Sunday, September 7th, from 2-4PM.

For entry forms and details, see: http://www.friscodiscoverycenter.com/index.php/events/sculptechular-2014/

Deadline to enter: 8/22/14

Questions? Contact Paige Prater, Director of Marketing and Exhibits for Frisco Arts: pprater@friscoarts.org/972-668-5180.

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Metal Extinction: Using Metal to Honor and Make Permanent our Vanishing World

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The Metal Arts Society of Southern California (MASSC) invites all metal artisans, faculty and students to our CASH PRIZE nationwide (USA) Call for Entry to our exhibition entitled “Metal Extinction: Using Metal to Honor and Make Permanent our Vanishing World

 First Prize: $1000, Second Prize: $500, Third Prize: $250.00, Honorable Mention, and Public Choice 

Jurors: David Freda, Barbara Hendricks, Marne Ryan

Entry Deadline: July 1, Tuesday

Exhibition Dates: Sep 8 – Oct 3, 2014

MASSC Website to Join: www.massconline.com

FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION:

MASSC Complete Exhibition Prospectus: 
http://www.massconline.com/2014_metal_extinction_prospectus.pdf

TO ENROLL:  http://www.callforentry.org search “MASSC” or use this direct link:    http://bit.ly/1itn5qm

Thank you and please feel free to pass this along!

MASSC Exhibition Committee
Metal Arts Society of Southern California

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Craft Guild of Dallas Spring 2014 Show and Sale

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The Craft Guild of Dallas is pleased to announce its Spring 2014 Show and Sale Friday, May 2nd through Sunday, May 4th at its Studio and Exhibition space at 5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75254. The Show and Sale will feature unique, handcrafted works of jewelry, glass, pottery, sculpture, hand-bound books, paintings, drawings, photography, and fiber art.

We invite you to do your Mother’s Day shopping at the Craft Guild and discover a range of one-of-a-kind, handcrafted works of art created by members of the Craft Guild. During the three-day Show and Sale, our studios will be open and will feature artist demonstrations. Join us at our free opening night reception on Friday, May 2nd for live music, refreshments, and a silent auction highlighting artwork created at the Craft Guild.  Proceeds from the highly anticipated auction support Craft Guild programs.

Friday 10am-10pm; Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 11am-5pm

The Craft Guild of Dallas
972-490-0303

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Sparks Studio Classes

Hello Artistic Souls,
      Our new calendar for classes is below… a whole new line up of creative opportunities for April-May-June. We hope that you will be able to attend a class or just come and visit.
      Gallery Night is THIS Saturday. Mary Ann White and I will both be demonstrating our painting techniques from 6:00 – 8:00 during the reception. Or feel free to come earlier in the day.
      We’ll have snacks available for you.
Sincerely,      Suzanne McNeill   817-266-3085
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Call for Entries 27th Annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition

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2014 Materials: Hard & Soft, National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. February 7 – April 4, 2014. Sponsored by the Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas. Entry deadline: September 6, 2013. Eligible Media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media. U.S. residents. Entry fee: $30. Awards: $5000. To download prospectus or more info: www.dentonarts.com, 940.382.2787, or exhibitions@dentonarts.com

This annual competition and exhibition of contemporary crafts was started in 1987 and is now in it’s 27th year. Recognized nationally,Materials: Hard & Soft attracts hundreds of entries from every state in the union. Juror Judy Gordon is an arts advocate and collector in Austin, Texas.

CALENDAR

  • September 6, 2013 Deadline for acceptance of entry materials by 5:00 pm at the GDAC offices (not a postmark deadline)
  • October 31, 2013 Notification forms are mailed
  • November 22, 2013 Artist contracts are due
  • January 6-10, 2014 Shipped and hand-delivered pieces are due
  • February 7, 2014 Opening Reception 6:00 – 8:00 pm Awards announced at 6:45 pm
  • February 7 – April 4, 2014 Materials: Hard & Soft on exhibit, Tuesday – Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
  • April 7-9, 2014 Hand-delivered work to be picked up by artists

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sculptechular 2013 – Call for installations, artists, & vendors!

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Are you a three-dimensional artist?

“sculptechular 2013” is a one-month art exhibition, a two-week installations exhibition, and a three-day spectacle, all hosted during the month of September by Frisco Arts at the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX,75034.

July 26 is the deadline to submit proposals for three-dimensional installations and/or artist and vendor booth applications. All information and forms are available at: http://www.friscodiscoverycenter.com/index.php/events/sculptechular-2013/

Still have questions? Email Paige Prater, Exhibits Coordinator: pprater@friscoarts.org or call 972-668-5180.

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