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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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