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Artists Showplace Gallery 2018-2019 Workshops

The Artists Showplace Gallery
2018-2019 Workshops


Mark Whitmarsh
Pleasing Color Combinations (All Media)
September 20-22

Kathy Elliott
Find a New Voice with Oil & Cold Wax
October 17-20

Karen Knutson
Watercolor & Charcoal Pour
November 1-4


Dyan Newton
Bold Acrylic Painting (Beginning/Intermediate)
February 21-23

Lian Quan Zhen
Spontaneous Watercolor/Chinese Painting
March 5-8

Jo Moncrief
Techniques in Abstract Acrylic Pouring
April 3-6

For supply lists, teachers’ bios and course descriptions, visit www.theartistsshowplace.com
To register, call (972) 233-1223
The Artists’ Showplace Gallery
15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248

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[Art Exhibition] Art Tooth Presents Take Us To Your Leader by Billi London-Gray

Art Tooth Presents Take Us To Your Leader by Billi London-Gray

After growing up in Wylie, Texas, Billi London-Gray earned a B.A. in Theology from Criswell College in Dallas and an M.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. With Daniel Bernard Gray, she co-directs Zosima Gallery, an itinerant exhibition project. Billi lives and work in Arlington, Texas, and will complete her M.F.A. in Intermedia Studio at The University of Texas at Arlington in 2018.

Her creative practice incorporates video, photography, poetry, events, and installations that explore language and systems of power. She has shared her work in exhibitions and public spaces throughout the United States and internationally.

Take Us To Your Leader by Billi London-Gray will be on view from February 26 – March 28, 2018. The closing reception will be on March 24, 2018, frin 6-9 PM during our Spring Galley Night. Fort Worth Community Arts Center is located at 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76107. Our business hour is 9-5PM, from Monday – Saturday.

Image: Covfefe by Billi London-Gray

Submitted by Jonathan Levy. Email: jlevy@artscouncilfw.org

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Centrifugal Force by Robertus van der Wege

Robertus van der Wege is a storyteller who loves using a variety of materials to help in the storytelling process — Wood, stone, metal, and ceramic all lend varying permanence; textures, colors, and differing nuances to each story. The stories he likes to tell are stories of the human condition. In addition to that, he likes borrowing from these sources to create objects that become metaphors for today’s humanity and challenges.

Wege sees himself as an object maker whose work attempts to offer a new perspective on environment, art, history, and religion. The fact that some of these materials may be in found objects, or created as new forms, also lends to the story. Wege sought to create sculpture that has been engaging for young and old alike, and strives to have the viewer become more engaged with his work after their initial visual encounter. It is particularly rewarding for him when that experience is shared by more than one person, such as a parent with a child, or an experience among friends. This is one of the reasons that his work is often kinetic and invites human interaction. As Wege believes that many of the solutions to today’s problems exist within our collective human story.

Centrifugal Force by Robertus van der Wege will be on view March 2 – March 28, 2018. The closing reception will be March 24, 2018; 6-9 pm during our Spring Gallery Night at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

Image: Robertus van der Wege, Circus Bonsai, Mixed Media

Submitted by Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Email: events@fwcac.org

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Solo Show [Down]; Runners Up Show opens Feb. 2

Fort worth Community Arts Center is proud to present Solo Show [Down]; Runners Up Show. This exhibit features the work of Amy D. Herzel, Nimmy Melvin and Padaric Kolander, and was juried by Jennifer Casler Price who has been the curator of Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell Art Museum since 1993. Opening Receptions on February 2, 2018, at our satellite gallery, Art7 Gallery, from 6 – 8pm, and the show runs until February 27, 2018.

For more information about this exhibit, please visit: http://www.fwcac.com/?exhibition_detail/5702

The Art7 Gallery is located at 2831 W 7th St, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Please direct any question to Karen Fulton, Art7 Gallery manager, at kfulton@artscouncilfw.org

Image: Padaric Kolander, Or Shut Up, 42 inches x 46 inches


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Ethiopian Artist Abebe Zelelew at Frisco Fine Art

Frisco Fine Art welcomes acclaimed artist Abebe Zelelew, whose extraordinary mixed media exhibit “O Come Let Us Adore Him: First Fruit” is on display through January 7.

Zelelew’s mission, to capture the emotion and endeavors of the people in his native Ethiopia, is both skillfully and artfully accomplished in his unusual wood carvings, which have a long tradition in African art. While his carving gestures bring him closer to the toiling men and women of his homeland, painting the carved shapes allows him to add light and color to their lives. The result is vivid depictions of Ethiopian culture.

For more information, call the gallery at 214-872-1917. Frisco Fine Art is located at 7227 Main Street, Frisco, Texas 75034.

Submitted by Randy Jacobs. Email: events@friscofineart.com

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Mixed Media & Collage Class with Deanna Thibault

Join National Artist, Deanna Thibault in her 3 part creative mixed media and collage class.

Class focuses on card making and canvas mixed media pieces. Enjoy the professional input from this artist as she helps with placement, color and building a tapestry in paper and textures. All supplies will be included!

Join online at http://www.atg-studio.com/special-events
Class dates are: Jan 11th, 18th & 25th $60 for all 3 classes!

Located at Against the Grain Studio

111 East Bridge Street, Granbury Square


Submitted by Andrea Taliaferro-Taylor. Email: againstthegrainartstudio@gmail.com

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Robert McAn – Ways of Looking opens Nov. 30 at William Campbell

Ways of Looking 
 Thursday, November 30, 2017


5:30 to 8 pm


An Exhibition of New Works by Robert McAn

to Open November 30 at William Campbell Contemporary Art

 FORT WORTH, TEXAS, November 10, 2017

Ways of Looking, an exhibition of new works by Robert McAn, will be on display November 30, 2017 through January 20, 2018, at William Campbell Contemporary Art. An opening reception will be held Thursday, November 30, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The show will include mixed media on canvas and sculptures of imaginary tableaux, all inspired by McAn’s recent travels and the unconventional, abstracted ways in which he realizes his surroundings.

McAn visits countries around the globe, and has always taken photographs to document his trips. Recently, however, he has dispensed with the usual photos of beautiful scenery to focus on capturing a more personal interaction with the objects and imagery around him. “I found that many of my experiences were influenced by a system of actions,” says McAn. “They were these passing glances of looking up, looking down, and looking through. To document this behavior, I began taking pictures. The images were rapid fire, blurred, and fragmented.”
The resulting pieces magnify this unexpected manner of processing one’s surroundings, and portray the artist’s experiences from an abstracted, movement-oriented, often ambiguous perspective. The compositions evoke the idea of chance, capturing multiple layers of visual and physical action in one frame-conscious movement coupled with subconscious understanding. They are micro-environments that examine one facet of a personal journey, while also defining a universal experience.
McAn’s two- and three-dimensional pieces reexamine and elevate encounters we usually consider unremarkable, such as looking down while walking, gazing upward to orient ourselves in a city, or looking through a window to connect with the outside. “When looking down I was often simply looking for obstacles in my way,” he says. “When I took a photograph of the same thing, I saw something beautiful.”
In Ways of Looking, McAn gives viewers new avenues to explore in the broad range of shapes, colors, and textures that occupy our space. He remarks, “From celestial skyscapes to dark and moody otherworldly landscapes and seascapes, the new works provide a lens through which to view the world. This is a world of split-second glances and fleeted moments captured. The artwork is simply one way of looking.”
A Fort Worth native, Robert McAn has been exhibiting professionally for more than two decades. He has shown work in venues throughout Texas, including those in Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, Austin, Denton, Houston, and San Antonio, among others.
His work has appeared in local and regional publications, including Fort Worth’s Star-Telegram, the Dallas Morning News and Dallas Observer, the Houston Chronicle, American Way magazine, Art Lies, and New American Paintings. His pieces are featured in many private collections around the world, and in such public and corporate collections as the University of North Texas, Plano’s PageNet Corporation, and the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, Texas.
Robert McAn received his Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of North Texas, where he studied under Vernon Fischer and Brent Phelps. He has taught as an adjunct art professor at both Austin College and the University of North Texas. Currently, McAn serves as head of membership and special events at the Kimbell Art Museum, where he has worked since 1994.

Founded in 1974 by William and Pam Campbell, William Campbell Contemporary Art exhibits high-quality contemporary art in a variety of media, including paintings, works on paper, mixed-media constructions, photography, prints, ceramics, and sculpture. By exhibiting nationally recognized artists, along with new and emerging talent, the gallery aims to nurture an awareness and appreciation of the exciting diversity found in contemporary art.




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Nemec Watermedia Workshop: Painting a path through creativity Nov. 15 & 16


Painting a path through creativity, a 2 day WATERMEDIA WORKSHOP with P. Rayer Nemec

Nov. 15th & 16th
9:30am – 3:30pm

Workshop fee: $150 for both days: Wednesday, Nov. 15th & Thursday, Nov. 16th.

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061 directions

Register Now

Supply list: Nemec supplylist

Kick start your creative spirit while experiencing the painting process. There will be small creative exercises in out of the box experiences to complement the ongoing painting process. These are designed to give you a multitude of ideas and to get you to think outside the edge of the paper, the surface of the canvas, the page, the tube, the palette, or the lens. It will give you permission to always ask “What If?”

We will be combining realism and abstraction to create compositions that begin in the heart and provide answers to those passions you want to bring to your studio? What color resonates in your feelings? What possibilities can you create from building on your past successful painting experiences? Each exercise will be a personal catalog of ideas to inspire your present and future work.

A variety of approaches to the painting process will be explored, allowing you to determine the ones that work best for you. This is not a class in paint like me but one in painting like you. Through the work in class and the sharing of ideas and suggestions during your daily painting revue you should have an abundance of ideas for future work and a clearer vision of how to go about doing your work with individuality and personal choice.


The Class:

Several paintings will be started each day. On the first day creative thinking exercises will be done while painting starts are drying. There will be a class evaluation at the end of each session and a discussion of goals and processes for the next day. On the second day the layering process will be explored, bringing the painting starts to another level. Quick demonstrations of water media techniques will be presented at least 2Xs a day.

The last day will be a concentration on design, values, composition and emotional impact in order to know how you want to finish your work. You will go back to your studio with several wonderful notes and packets of creativity resources that you created in the class.

T.S. Eliot said, “Between the idea and the reality, falls the shadow.” How we think our art and writing should look and what actually happens is often out of our control. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be something as good as or better than we planned. If we are attached to the vision of what it must look like, we are robbing ourselves of the pleasure that can come from going with the flow and looking for what the work itself wants to become…and then accepting it as the wonder it is. This workshop encourages going with the flow, being loose and letting the painting tell you what it needs.

A supply list will be provided once you sign up for the class.


Paula Rayer Nemec, Bio 2017

Designer, Painter, Lecturer, Juror, Teacher


  • Multilayered Media, acrylic, oil, cold wax medium, graphite, gouache, pastel oil sticks, collage and found objects.
  • Influence of Asian concepts of simplicity and restrained design.
  • Subtle colors of the Renaissance painters.
  • Line, Text and Imagery of the everyday.
  • The Spirit and Essence of my life.

My passion is the perseverance of the creative process. To always be changing and growing, constantly asking why and why not, pushing the process in new directions. One of my loves is to enable other creative people to share in this process. This is accomplished through my teaching and lecturing around the country. “My art and my life are always in process, always changing, taking new shapes and going down different avenues of creativity.”

Paula is the recipient of many outstanding awards and has participated in group and individual exhibits throughout the U.S. and Europe. She maintains a studio in Dallas and is represented by design studios in Dallas, Houston and Florida. She is also a member of Art Focus XC http://www.artfocusxc.com/nemec.html.

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Angelia Ford opening reception Nov. 4 at Haley-Henman

Angelia Ford’s Solo Exhibition, Connections
November 2-25, 2017Opening reception: Saturday, November 4, 5-8 pm

Image above: Angelia Ford’s “Stay a Little Longer” graphite and encaustic on paper, 42×46 inches

Haley-Henman Gallery,
422 Singleton Blvd, Dallas, TX 75212  https://www.haleyhenman.com/


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Jan Sitts Abstract Workshop Dec. 6 – 9

“Texture, Color, Feeling”  Abstraction – in Acrylic Workshop with Jan Sitts


Jan’s experience and enthusiasm create an atmosphere of fun and spontaneity inspiring new directions and discovery through innovative combinations of design and materials. By combining aggressive textures and unusual mediums with various “raw” materials in the abstract painting we get surprising results. The layering method yields a magnetism that is particular to mixed media. Many techniques, materials, compositions and above all emotion, play off each other in creating the work. Part of the adventure is not knowing where you are going until you get there! You will become thrilled with possibility as you journey through this process. You will learn to let go of painting habits and gain the knowledge of layering textures, colors and feelings while executing shapes utilizing a structure of positive and negative space.


Jan is an internationally recognized art instructor and juror, and recently published an art book, TEXTURECOLORFEELING. All of her workshops are different, so if you have taken one from her it will not be the same!

When: Wednesday-Saturday, December 6-9, 2017. Workshop begins at 9:30 am each day and goes until 4pm. There will be an hour break for lunch.

Where: Highland Village Art House

6100 Long Prairie Rd #800

Flower Mound, TX 75028

Payment Options: Participants may pay in full online. We also have a payment plan that is available over the phone (214-285-0084) or in person. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $125 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.

Price: $475.00

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

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Floyd Newsum: The Things I see opens Sept. 30 at KHFA

The Run, 2017. Gouache, graphite, Mylar and ink on paper. 5 x 7.5 inches



Saturday, September 30, 2017


The Things I See | Floyd Newsum

September 30 – November 4, 2017


Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce Street) is thrilled to welcome back artist Floyd Newsum (Houston) for his latest solo exhibition,entitled The Things I See. This exhibit will feature Newsum’s newest and most ambitious work to date. The exhibition opens Saturday, September 30th with a public reception for the artist from 6.00 – 8.00 p.m


Newsum’s work is often filled with a signature combination of undulating marks and abstract patterns that take the form of glyphs alluding to Floyd’s own story and upbringing. His compositional style generally feels child-like; however, his subject matter centers on deeper meanings of cultural climates, political statements and personal events. His naïve style echos African culture and serves as a blended creation of spirit works and ancestral stories. The contour line drawings of a floating woman in The Run and in Spirit and Serpent are prime examples. Floyd’s use of the floating woman pays homage to the great women that have impacted his life; they become free floating spirits making their presence known to their viewer. It is no surprise that Floyd places such a strong emphasis on depicting women in his works; after all, women are the bearers of life, they nurture and protect.


Other images such as dogs, birds and fish can easily be seen in Floyd’s work as well. The dog, bird and fish are obvious and hidden symbolisms he creates as a dialogue to represent fidelity, grace and the ability to soar and overcome struggles. Throughout art history, artists such as Jan Van Eyck and early Renaissance artists have incorporated these same elements to give important meaning to an event. Ladders and houses are also visual elements incorporated into his compositions, representing family and his father who was one the first fire fighters in Memphis. The ladder and house become metaphors for faith, family structure and the ability to overcome obstacles. Newsum has an uncanny ability to harmoniously introduce vignettes through vivid staccato strokes of undulating line. His slow reveals acknowledges what a great storyteller he really is.



Floyd Newsum. Four Tables in Red, 2017. Acrylic and oil on paper. 52 x 80 inches


Artist Biography


Floyd Newsum, a painter and printmaker with a career spanning four decades is a Houstonian by way of Memphis. Currently a University of Houston art instructor, he spent his childhood years in Tennessee and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Memphis before moving to Philadelphia where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Fine Art. Recently, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture acquired two of Newsum’s paintings. His work belongs to many private collections such as, Alice Walton Proietti, Lester Smith and Gerald and Anita Smith. As well as in numerous museum collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.



The Spirit and the Serpent, 1989 – 2017. Gouache, graphite, Mylar and ink on paper. 13.25 x 16 inches

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Exhibit and Reception Sept. 22: Storms of Life | Chrissy Fitch

Storms of Life, mixed media works by Chrissy Fitch are currently on view at Elm Street Studio in Keller. Fitch’s work investigates the vastness of the natural world: nature, from its majestic beauty to violent storms, as it relates to personal life storms such as illness, relationships and loss. In her work, she communicates how the immensity of nature allows us to look beyond the pain and drudgery of our own lives, and points us to something greater than ourselves. Using gathered materials, encaustic, and assemblage techniques; Fitch imbues the chaos of storms in both nature and life. Through her work you will see the renewing quality of nature and conquering power of beauty.

A portion of art sale proceeds from this show will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This exhibit runs through October 27th with a reception open to the public on Friday, September 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00pm. For more information, please visit www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com/Gallery or call Shelly Hye at 214-478-8372.

Submitted by Shelly. Email: Shelly@elmstreetstudiokeller.com

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Finding Your Own Voice with Mixed Media/Collage: Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 with MAUREEN BROUILLETTE


9:30AM-4:00PM   $285  

Artists’ Showplace

TO REGISTER, CALL 972–233–1223 OR GO TO http://theartistsshowplace.com/brouillette-workshop

The goal of this workshop is to experiment, have a good time and create some jewels. All levels are welcome. Bring a friend!

Each day will include lectures, readings, a question and answer session, a demo for technique, and student painting time. Individual guidance and personal critiques will be ongoing.

We are going to create mixed media collages using acrylic paint, found and purchased papers, a variety of drawing tools, and black and white photocopies or laser prints of your own travel and family photography.

Other collage elements to bring might include poetry, letters, postcards, tickets, receipts, monoprints and drawings, rice and tissue papers, maps, patterned paper, labels, graph paper, ledgers, vintage book pages, engravings, stamps. Bring black and white copies or laser prints of your photography in a variety of sizes instead of using the original photos or found papers.

We will use matte medium for adhesive, your favorite acrylic paints for color, plus anything you like to draw with, such as pencil, ink, charcoal, color pencils, and water soluble crayons to embellish our paintings.

-Emphasis is on design. Balance is key.

-We are going to work relatively small and quickly!

-We will work in a series.

-Pulling it together – tweaking the color, value and design, for a unified image that works!


Ms. Brouillette is an accomplished artist and teacher. She has been featured in The Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Artist magazine and has received numerous awards in national juried exhibits. Maureen has work in corporate collections, including a recent acquisition by Rutgers University. She has two paintings, Organics I and II, which were featured nationwide by Crate and Barrel. Brouillette previously worked for 25 years as a commercial designer and art director. She now teaches classes and workshops, does demos and critiques, and judges art shows.

For the supply list go to http://theartistsshowplace.com/brouillette-workshop

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Artists’ Showplace Workshops 2017 / 2018

Artists’ Showplace, 15615 Coit Rd.  #230, SW Quadrant of Coit and Arapaho,
Gallery Hours:  10 am – 6 pm Tuesday – Saturday or by Appointment,
Dallas, TX 75248

ENROLL EARLY! (972) 233-1223

For full schedule and class details www.theartistsshowplace.com



September 20-23, 2017 $385
September 29 – October 1, 2017 $285
October 9 – 13, 2017 $500
October 27-29, 2017
$300 (Includes silks, dyes, palette)
November 2nd – November 4th. 2017 $285
November 7th – 9th, 2017 $300

2018 Workshops


January 23 – 25, 2018 $290 


February 21 – 24, 2018 $385


March 6 – 9, 2018 $400


May 2-5, 2018$475 (Fee includes 2 live models per day)
November 1-4, 2018. $400



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“Abstract Perspective: The Art of Kathy Metcalf” June 24

Kathy Metcalf2

Frisco Fine Art welcomes multimedia artist Kathy Metcalf in the exhibit “Abstract Perspective”, on display from June 24 until July 8.  A reception to meet the artist will be held on Saturday, June 24, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

A native of Dallas, Metcalf says that at the turn of the 21st century, she found herself in fervent need of self-expression. Completely self-taught, she views painting as a “catharsis for the soul”, giving her a sense of creativity, peace and joy. Her work is bold in color and texture and reflects the mood of the moment.

Frisco Fine Art Gallery
(214) 872-1917
Stonebriar Centre Mall Frisco
Upper Level ~ Next to Dillard’s
Mon – Sat: 10am – 9pm
Sun: 12pm – 6pm


Submitted by Jimmy Smith. Email: events@friscofineart.com

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TVAA’s Book Marks Exhibition entries due June 16

V2 Book Mark Exhibition poster72

Book Marks Exhibition

July 1 – 28, 2017

Texas Visual Arts Association

Downtown Gallery, Plaza of the Americas
700 N. Pearl Street, Suite G207
Dallas, Texas 75201

Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side) by JUNE 16th

Create something extraordinary and innovative using books by combining techniques in mixed media, collage, sculpting, assemblage and embellishments. Altered books may incorporate various forms of found objects, tins, canvas and other non-traditional surfaces.

About the Curator: VET is a native Texas artist who incorporates environmental recycling awareness through her artwork, commissions, and workshops. In addition to her wide variety of cultural-based and educational arts programs, VET tours nationally and regionally offering programming shares innovative ways to re-think, re-purpose and re-design discarded items.. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Dallas (BA Arts & Performance). VET’s work has been on exhibit throughout the U.S., Canada and Africa; and she is recipient of numerous grants that include The National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and MetLife Foundation Award. Email: artcycletx@gmail.com.

This show is open to TVAA members and non-members. Entry Fee: $5.00 per entry for TVAA members; $10 per entry for non-members. Pay at time of delivery. Do not send in mail.

Jpgs due to curator: June 16
Acceptance Notifications sent: June 20
Deliver work to Gallery: June 30 10 am – 1 pm
Hanging: June 30 1 pm – 4 pm
Gallery opens to public: July 1
Reception: July 16 2 pm – 4 pm
Pick up: July 28 10 am – 1 pm

Prospectus: http://tvaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/July-2017-Book-Marks-Exhibition1.pdf

For any change in delivery or sitting schedule, you must contact Gallery Director@deepapdesignscape@gmail.com

To enter fill out the form at http://tvaa.org/3214/exhibitions/rotating-exhibits-at-tvaa-downtown-gallery/book-marks-july/

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Free sessions on Making Collage Paper May 21 and Making Small Collages May 26


Irving Art Association sponsors a Meetup group: Open Art Sundays on third Sunday afternoons and Open Art Fridays on the first, second and fourth Fridays. Sessions are free unless stated. Bring your own supplies. (sometimes there will be a small supply fee).

Sharon Giles will be the leader for these two sessions. RSVP through Meetup.com or to info@irvingart.org. Check out IAA’s Meetup at https://www.meetup.com/irving-art-association/ — it’s free to join.

May 21 Open Art Sunday: Making Collage Paper from Tissue Paper & Deli Paper

Supplies required: white tissue paper, deli paper or even rice paper, acrylic paint & medium, brushes (larger brushes or foam brushes or even small foam rollers), paper towels, water container, stamps, apron, and garbage bags for drying racks. Sharon will bring gelli plates and stencils for those who wish to print on deli paper. You can also use white or black gesso in this technique.

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May 26 Open Art Friday: Collaging in Your Art Journal or on Canvas.

Supplies required: We’ll use the collage papers that we made on May 21st. Plus bring whatever handmade, found or bought paper you have to create collages in your art journal or on small canvases, boards, etc.

Bring your art journal or small canvas or boards. Acrylic medium, gel or whatever glue you prefer. If you want to incorporate paint, bring your paints, brushes and drawing tools.

Sharon will bring some composition tips for you and samples of her collages to show you. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Note: if your collages have gelli printing on them, you can enter them in the free IAA Printmaking Exhibit to be held July 30- Aug. 25.

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Acrylic WC Mixed Media Flower Workshop with Sharon Giles May 13


Saturday, May 13 10am – 3pm (one hour for lunch)

Create beautiful abstract flowers!

Start loosely and playfully with transparent watermedia, then create a whimsical design with negative painting and your favorite mark-making tools.


Watermedia – bring your choice of liquid acrylics, acrylic inks, Golden High Flow acrylics,  tube watercolors (sorry, pans are too wimpy) and/or alcohol inks (the last is not permanent).

Bring one tube of white acrylic. (Instructor will bring other colors)

Your choice of mark-making tools – could be acrylic markers, regular markers (not usually permanent), sharpies (not permanent), colored pencils, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, gelatos or gel sticks (not permanent), graphite pencils, pastel sticks or pencils, oil pastels, etc. Bring what you have but I recommend purchasing a white sharpie.

Bring one 11×14 or 12×12 canvas or canvas board. Instructor will also supply one small sheet of yupo. You can also bring a small watercolor or acrylic painting you want to transform.

Other tools: Brushes in different sizes, water container, paper towels, and apron. Droppers or pipettes, and dipping pen or calligraphy pen if you have one.

For inspiration, bring pictures of flowers, vases and simple patterns. The instructor will also bring ideas for patterns and extra supplies.

Register by emailing sharongiles@gmail.com or calling 972-570-7565 Cost: $45 ($40 for IAA members).


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Join CAC @ NorthPark for on-site workshops…


CAC @ NorthPark On-site Workshop Series
In collaboration with NorthPark Center, CAC is now offering an going series of three-hour workshops exploring different art mediums every Tuesday through May 16th.
These extraordinary art experiences will be held in NorthPark’s Nordstrom Court or outdoors in its beautiful greenspace, CenterPark.
Stained Glass (Instructor: Diane Flynn) – May 2nd 1-4pm
Study the ancient art form of stained glass window design using spring gardening colors.
Sketchbook Journaling (Instructor: Merry Fuhrer) – May 9th 10am-1pm
Explore botanical sketching to compose your personal journal so it’s attractive and fun creating unique art pages to accompany your musings.
Mixed Media Painting (Instructor: VET) May 16th 1-4pm
Design and develop your visual dialogue as you work across multiple media at one time creating a piece from concepts including imagery and symbolism.
Additional workshops for the remainder of the year are in the planning stages.

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Mixed up with Media: a presentation by Encaustic Artist Teri Muse May 4th

Terri Muse

You are invited to a presentation by encaustic artist Teri Muse at the Visual Arts Society of Texas’ (VAST), May meeting on May 4th, 2017, from 7 – 9 p.m., at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton. During the presentation, Teri Muse will look back at the variety of techniques and media that she has used over the years, ending with a discussion about her current choices of working with encaustic or acrylic/collage.

Teri Muse was born in 1956 in Waco, Texas. She received art lessons from a local artist and they sparked in her a lifelong passion for art.  She received a BFA in art education in 1978 from the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. In 1982, she received her MFA from Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas. Her Master’s degree major study was in papermaking and textiles, studying with Corky Stuckenbruck. Ceramics was her minor, studying with J. Brough Miller.

Her early art career centered on paper-making. She made her own paper canvases in various shapes. Working with Beverly Gordon Fine Art/Dallas, Nimbus Gallery/Dallas and Miriam Perlman/Chicago her work was commissioned for large public spaces, including the Westin Hotel/Birmingham, the American Heart Association/Dallas, and Prudential Life Insurance/Chicago.

As Muse settled with her family in the DFW area, she entered into a career of art education in the local private and public schools.  This career has run parallel to her fine art career.

After a 2004 trip to Paris, France, Muse created a series of wood assemblages inspired by Picasso. Milled wood scraps from her husband’s wood shop and found driftwood pieces were combined into colorful, found object art guitars.

 The search for ever more interesting color and texture led Muse to the encaustic technique of painting with melted wax. It creates unusual luminosity and translucency and allows Muse to include papers and materials into the layers of wax, something she also likes to do in her acrylic paintings. Her collections of maps, fabrics, sheet music and postage stamps become a backdrop for her “asemic”, or wordless, writing—linear elements running throughout her works for years and grounding them with the dual traits of strength and mystery. Muse continues to explore a variety of media to engage her creativity. 

 To find out more about Teri, see: www.terimuse.com

 Free for VAST members; $3 for non-member guests.  http://vastarts.org

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: rebecca.barham@unt.edu

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Fall 2017 Workshops & New 2018 Workshops at Artists’ Showplace


Fall 2017 Workshops and newly announced 2018 Workshops at Artists Showplace Gallery. For a description of workshops, see http://theartistsshowplace.com/workshops/.

Secure your spot in our workshops with a $75 deposit (non-refundable).  Register early!  Call 972–233–1223.


15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75248

The Shops at Spanish Village

New addition!

Kathy Elliott
Cold Wax & Oil
September 20-23
Kathy Elliott - Cold Wax & Oil


FALL 2017 2018
Maureen Brouillette
Mixed Media Collage
September 29-October 1, 2017

Maureen Brouillette

Cecy Turner
January 23-25, 2018

Cecy Turner

Sterling Edwards
October 9-13, 2017
Sterling Edwards
Jo Moncrief
Acrylic Abstract
February 21-24, 2018

Jo Moncrief 2018

Bev Boren
November 2-4, 2017

Bev Boren Oil

Stephen Zhang
March 6-9, 2018

Stephen Zhang

Michael Holter
Figurative Watercolor
November 7-9, 2017

Michael Holter

David Kessler
All Media Abstract
April 18-21, 2018

David Kessler

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“Miami Meets Frisco: Maria Teresa D’Azucena at Frisco Fine Art Gallery

Maria Teresa D'Azucena

Frisco Fine Art/Masterpiece Gallery welcomes contemporary abstract artist Maria Teresa D’Azucena in the exhibit “Miami Meets Frisco”, which runs through April 30. A reception to honor the artist will be held on Friday, April 7, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

A native of El Salvador, Azucena received an education degree and ran a successful school before moving to Miami, where she studied painting under such well-known artists as Alberto Pancorbo and Baruj Salinas.  Working primarily in mixed media, she is inspired by nature and figures from her Latin American culture.

Her vibrant, colorful work has been featured in solo and group shows around the world, and she is represented by galleries in New York, Miami, Paris, and beyond.  She currently serves as a director of Art Projects USA and shares her passion for art with children.



Stonebriar Centre Mall Frisco

Upper Level ~ Next to Dillard’s

2601 Preston Rd, # 2002  Frisco, TX 75034

info@friscofineart.com Tel. 214.872.1917

Mon – Sat: 10am – 9pm
Sun: 12pm – 6pm


Submitted by Jimmy Smith. Email: events@friscofineart.com

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DAFA Fiber Arts Exhibit in Irving

SkeiC1Dallas Area Fiber Artists (DAFA) presents a Fiber Arts Exhibit through March 24th at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061. 

Directions Information on 183 road closures
Gallery hours Sun., Mon., Wed., Thurs. – 1-4pm Tues 10:30am-3:00pm. The exhibit is sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

The types of works include Shibori (dyed cloth), art quilts, mixed media and felting.

Participating artists; Deborah Boshert, Lisa Covert, Traci Hutton, Julia Maudlin, Brenda McKinney, Lu Peters, Sherry Searcy, Carolyn Skei, Rebecca Shewmaker, April Soncrat, and Sherrie Tootle. Price list: Fiber Arts Exhibit price list

For more about DAFA, see the website:  http://www.dallasfiberartists.org/

DAFA meets the 4th Monday of each month around 6 pm at The Point, Center for the Arts and Education on the campus of C.C. Young Retirement Community, 4847 West Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX.

Monthly programs include lectures and demonstrations on subjects such as thread and fabric painting, surface design, papermaking, mixed media collage, garment design, fiber jewelry, altered books and many other fiber techniques.

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2017 Workshops at Artists’ Showplace


2017-workshops-at-the-artists-showplace-gallery (PDF)

To register or for more information, please call 972-233-1223. For workshop descriptions, instructor bios and supply lists, visit http://theartistsshowplace.com/.

The Artists Showplace Gallery

15615 Coit Road #230, Dallas, Texas 75248 (Southwest corner of Coit and Arapaho in the Shops at Spanish Village)

2017 Workshops at The Artists Showplace Gallery


Oil: Back to Basics

Instructor: Cecy Turner

January 24-26, 2017



Acrylic Abstract

Instructor: Jo Moncrief

February 22-25, 2017


graphite/paper 60" x 44"

60″ x 44″

Life Drawing

Instructor: Ellen Soderquist

March 10-11, 2017



Marvelous Mosaics

Instructor: Lynn Haney

March 21-25, 2017



Mixed Media Abstract

Instructor: Jan Sitts

April 5-8, 2017



Figurative Watercolor

Instructor: Michael Holter

April 18-20, 2017



Photoshop for Artists

Instructor: Brad Funkhouser

April 28-29, 2017   



Painting on Silk

Instructor: Dawn Freeland

May 4-6, 2017

$275 + Supply Fee


Clayful Creations in Polymer Clay

Instructor: Lynn Haney

May 23-27, 2017



Mixed Media Collage

Instructor: Maureen Brouillette

September 29-October 1, 2017



Watercolors A to Z

Instructor: Sterling Edwards

October 9-13, 2017



Oil Painting

Instructor: Bev Boren

November 2-4, 2017


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Near & Far & Up & Down – Opening Reception Dec. 8 at Artspace111

It's a Small World, William Greiner, Collage on panel, 12 x 12” Little Gem No. 2, Nancy Lamb, Inkjet print on metal

It’s a Small World, William Greiner, Collage on panel, 12 x 12”
Little Gem No. 2, Nancy Lamb, Inkjet print on metal

Near & Far & Up & Down
William Greiner & Nancy Lamb

Opening Reception | Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Exhibition on Display | December 8, 2016 – February 4, 2017

From the latest edition of 360 West: “Near & Far & Up & Down flips expectations by showing the paintings and mixed-media works of a well-known photographer alongside the photography of a well-known painter. New Fort Worth resident William Greiner’s photography has been seen in major museums from coast to coast; Fort Worth native Nancy Lamb’s bright paintings reveal a refreshingly off-kilter perspective on social events. See a new side of both in their joint exhibit.”  Laura Samuel Meyn.

#Near&Far&Up&Down Social Media Contest!
Join us Thursday, December 8th from 5:00 – 8:30 to participate in our Social Media Contest for a chance to win original artwork!


111 Hampton Street | Fort Worth, Texas | 76102
817.692.3228 | art@artspace111.com

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Anna Elise Johnson: INNER WORKINGS opens Nov. 19 at CWFA



Saturday, November 19th from 5pm – 8pm
Cris Worley Fine Arts 1845 Levee St. #110 Dallas, TX 75207 214-745-1415 Cris Worley, cris@crisworley.com
Cris Worley Fine Arts is proud to announce our first solo exhibition with, Anna Elise Johnson, entitled Inner
Workings. An opening reception for the artist will be held at the gallery, Saturday, November 19th, from 5-8pm.
The show will run through Saturday, December 31st.
Anna Elise Johnson’s three-dimensional collages utilize photographs of political, economic, and diplomatic
meetings to create small-scale, mise-en-scéne containing ambiguous, but striking narratives with characters
frozen in time. Delicate mists of spray paint, photography and India ink, suspended in a box of clear acrylic,
capture a chaotic stillness between figures that are defined by the void that their absence creates. It is unclear if these moments represent the past, present, or act as directive to the future political accounts. Both personal and broader social implications appear in Johnson ‘s work; here she examines the impact of our world leaders’ decisions and how one navigates this ambiguous and complex terrain.
Anna Elise Johnson currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She was a prestigious Core Fellow at the
Glassell School of Art in Houston, TX from 2012 to 2014. Johnson received an MFA at The University of Chicago and a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis. She was granted an artist-in-residence at the Tottenham Hale International Studios in London, England, and was an artist’s assistant to Julie Mehretu. Johnson has been featured in over twenty group exhibitions throughout the nation, as well as internationally, in India, at the University of Chicago’s Delhi Center, in Slovenia, and multiple times in Germany, her birth country. She has also had solo exhibitions in Chicago, IL, Berlin, Germany, and at the Blaffer Museum in Houston, TX.
Anna Elise Johnson
Inner Workings, 2016
23 x 36 x 2 inches
acrylic, resin, archival digital prints, graphite, enamel paint
Anna Elise Johnson
Tête-à-tête, 2015
15 x 12 x 5 inches, diptych
acrylic, resin, archival digital print, spray paint

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Jeanne Neal “Iterations” – Ro2 Art at the Magnolia


October 26 – December 6, 2016


West Village I 3699 McKinney ave. Ste 100

Second Floor Bar


Thursday, October 27, 68pm

Unanswered questions, mysteries, imponderables, and under lying meanings are a few of the concepts that are evoked through the work. As always, materials mark the beginning of my artistic endeavors. Oil paint, acrylic paint, papers, markers, inks and glues work together to become physical expressions of the quandaries of existence. Whether I literally scrape away to reveal the underlying layers, create unfamiliar shapes or symbols, or utilize mixed media in an unexpected way, the viewer is called upon to help complete the work through their own interpretation, look for the answers ( or the questions) and hopefully be moved to find the metaphors that tie into meaningful experience. – Jeanne Neal, 2016

Ro2 Art  http://www.ro2art.com/


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Mayhem, Method & Medium


Mike O’Brien’s two-dimensional works are a unification of sculpture, painting, and photography. He creates abstract dioramas upon a 6 foot by 2 foot tall stage where compositions are built using paper and canvas pieces he has painted or drawn upon, then torn, warped, and crushed. These manipulated paper and canvas pieces are arranged into compelling scenes that are photographed and printed. The process of transforming two-dimensional space into three-dimensional space, and back again in the final printed image is a theme that O’Brien embraces. “I like the questions that arise from the finished print. What kind of space is this? Where is the background? I like the energy that the twisted paper and fabric imply. Some forms remind me of dancers at a honky tonk and at the same time take me back to my boyhood hunting turtles and snakes along the bayous of Texas and Louisiana.”

O’Brien began his mixed media work during his time studying fine arts at the University of Houston. Following his time at UH he relocated to Austin and became a sculptor for the Texas State Parks and Wildlife Department. Over the next 23 years he fabricated everything from life-sized plastic house flies to eleven foot high mammoths cast in bronze, crisscrossing the state learning its rich and varied natural and cultural histories. Following a devastating automobile accident in 2013, O’Brien returned to his interest in mixed media artwork, bringing to his studio practice the specialization and interest acquired during his time as a sculptor, specifically his time constructing dioramas. “When finished the dioramas become worlds unto themselves where time stops and all action is frozen. I realized that I felt the same way about these dioramas as I did about my abstract multimedia artwork.


Mayhem, Method and Medium runs from October 21st to December 31st, with an Artist’s Reception the evening of October 21st from 6-8pm. The artist will be in attendance. Flatbed Press, Austin.  http://www.flatbedpress.com/

Submitted by Annalise Gratovich. Email: anna@flatbedpress.com

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Ro2 Openings Sept. 10 – Gillian Bradshaw-Smith: Finding Daphne and Robin Ragin: Upstart Crow


Ro2 Art is proud to open new exhibitions by two highly accomplished artists, Gillian Bradshaw-Smith and Robin Ragin.

Join us Saturday night, from 7-10pm, for the Opening Reception located at 1501 South Ervay in The Cedars Neighborhood.




Finding Daphne

September 10 – October 8, 2016

1501 South Ervay in The Cedars

Saturday, September 10, 7-10pm

Gillian Bradshaw-Smith, who was born in British India, studied fine art in England, and first gained notoriety as an artist in 1970’s New York — garnering important solo exhibitions and museum shows — has been living and creating art in Dallas since 1995. For her long-anticipated, first-ever Dallas solo exhibition, Bradshaw-Smith presents Finding Daphne, a series of paintings in gouache and large-scale mixed-media fabric collage inspired by sensuous forms found in crepe myrtle trees.



Upstart Crow

September 10 – October 8, 2016

1501 South Ervay in The Cedars

Saturday, September 10, 7-10pm

Some may ask why I choose to live and work in the world of objects…
it is the only way I can think of to remold the crushing realities of life.

— Robin Ragin, 2016

Robin Ragin presents Upstart Crow, which came about as the artist was in the final stages of dismantling the studio of her mentor of 15 years, David McManaway, six years after his passing. Through deep contemplation, she considered this task to be his last lesson in the profound possibilities held within objects left behind by others, thus inspiring her latest series of assemblages.

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Patrick Turk: All of This From Nothing opens Sept. 10 at Chris Worley


September 10th – October 8th
September 10th, 5 – 8pm
Cris Worley Fine Arts is thrilled to introduce Texas artist and eccentric, Patrick Turk in his first solo exhibition with the gallery, titled, All of This From Nothing. An opening reception will be held, Saturday, September 10th, from 5-8pm. The show will run through Saturday, October 8th.
Patrick Turk Animals
Patrick Turk, Animals, 2016, hand cut paper and mixed media on panel, 35 x 30 inches
Patrick Turk, Adam (detail), 2016, hand cut paper and mixed media on panel, 35 x 30 inches
Cris Worley Fine Arts is thrilled to introduce Texas artist and eccentric, Patrick Turk in his first solo exhibition with the gallery, titled, All of This From Nothing. An opening reception will be held, Saturday, September 10th, from 5-8pm. The show will run through Saturday, October 8th.
Quasi-scientist and self-taught artist, Patrick Turk explores the mysteries of the universe in his highly detailed and imaginative hand-cut paper assemblages. Images taken from any number of resources including: science-fiction novels, encyclopedias, history and scientific diagrams, are cut and assembled in oftentimes multidimensional surfaces to create a curious and dark narrative. Says Turk, “The intense levels of detail become a microcosm, forming a reflection of the human relationship to the plasticity of time and space, and to the process of self-unfolding.”
This latest body of work consists of 10 five-sided, three-dimensional assemblages, each referencing various pictorial interpretations of the Garden of Eden, a subject matter endeavored by artists throughout the history of art. Turk says that he chose the topic rather fluidly. “It really just started when I found these beautiful images of foliage… I thought, wouldn’t it be cool to do The Garden of Eden?”
Patrick Turk was born in Galveston, Texas and lives and works in Houston. His assemblages have been exhibited throughout Houston in galleries including Art Storm, Lawndale Art Center and Rudolph/Projects/Art Scan as well as galleries in Galveston, Texas and Los Angeles, California. In 2013, he was an Artist in Residence at the Lawndale Art Center. His works have been published several times in Mung Being Magazine and include high profile commissions for the 2009 Houston Art Car Parade Poster as well as the Philokalia album cover by Golden Cities. Patrick Turk will be one of 60 artists included in the forthcoming book, The Art of Found Objects: Interviews with Texas Artists (Texas A&M Press), authored Robert Craig Bunch, and released in the fall of 2016. He will also be featured in the concurrent exhibition, The Art of Found Objects, held at Lone Star College – Kingwood in November 2016.
Cris Worley Fine Arts is located at: 1845 Levee Street # 110, Dallas, TX 75207
Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 11am – 5pm and by appointment.

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Tony Vincenti’s MFA exhibition “Bardoment” opening Aug. 6 at CentralTrak


Reception, Saturday, August 6, 8-10pm

for Tony Vincenti’s MFA exhibition “Bardoment”

For Tony Vincenti’s MFA show at CentralTrak (title), he explains his work as a “collage of experience”, mixing still image, moving image, and sound.  The artist finds resonance in the description of collage as “the chance meeting of two worlds” and he notes that this process can extend for years.

“I think art is meant to develop a person internally; to help him learn how to organize experience, to see harmonies and to foster harmonic growth.”

Vincenti finds meditation more helpful to his practice than “art school discourse”   His studies have been focused on aesthetic philosophies, like aucitya, rasa theory, chi-yun, Vincenti says he’s drawn to individuals who bring a spiritual or genuinely mystical quality to their vocation.  He’s influenced by the likes of Meister Eckhart (priest), the poet Edward Taylor, and Morihei Ueshiba (martial artist).

In between academic pursuits, Vincenti has traveled extensively throughout Asia and has even worked as a cross-country truck driver in the U.S.  During all of these experiences, he claims to have “collected motifs” which find a home in his “collaged” artworks.
In an attempt to organize an active and creative mind, Vincenti journals voraciously, which he claims helps him preserve memory and aids in his organization. The artist says, “It’s a way of waiting for the kairos, and acting later when the opportunity opens up.”

“art is meant to stop conversation rather than generate conversation.  I believe art is communion rather than communication, and so it’s not conducive to discourse at the lower levels of subject and ‘aboutness’.” – Tony Vincenti

CentralTrak, The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, established in 2008, is dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts.  As a live/work space for eight artists, it serves as a community center in the North Texas area for broad intellectual discourse around the arts.  While the residency promotes artistic experimentation through its support of production, the companion gallery encourages critical engagement in a local urban context through exhibitions and related programs. By building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, CentralTrak unites artists from an expansive range of creative disciplines to extend and challenge contemporary notions of artistic practice, creative expression, and the role technology plays in these processes.



800 Exposition Ave

Dallas, Texas


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Receptions this Sunday: Brett Dyer REVELATIONS and IAA Board Exhibit

REVELATIONS: Solo Exhibition featuring
Recent Works by Brett Dyer

July 24 – August 27, 2016

Opening Reception Sunday July 31st, 2-4pm

Brett Dyer received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking from The University of Texas at Tyler, and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting and intermedia arts from Texas Woman’s University in Denton.

Brett currently lives and works in Dallas where he exhibits locally and works as an art professor teaching courses at North Lake College. MORE

2016 IAA Board Exhibit

The 2016-2017 Irving Art Association Board Members presents its annual exhibit July 24 – Aug. 26 in the West Gallery. You are invited to the reception on Sunday, July 31from 2-4 pm. Come meet the artists — your IAA Board Members!

Participating artists: Dot Blalock, Sharon Giles, Rachael Gregory, Jane Kahler, Deepa Koshaley, Susan Murray, Victoria Robinson, Linda Shotwell, and Mark Thompson.

Irving Art Association
61 Years of Art in Irving, Texas

Gallery: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts
1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061


Phone 972-721-2488 gallery
972-721-8063 office
61+ Years of Art in Irving, Texas
Sun,, Mon., Wed., Thurs. 1-4pm
Tues. 10:30am – 3pm

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Shayema Rahim and Lesli Robertson open at JM Gallery July 30


Please join us this Saturday, July 30 from 5 until 8, for an opening reception featuring work by Shayema Rahim and Lesli Robertson.

JM Gallery presents the work of two women who find beauty in unexpected materials. Lesli Robertson fuses concrete and textiles in provocative objects that force us to question the boundaries between brutal strength and refined delicacy. In works featured in this show, Lesli uses detritus from her life and studio, including woven pieces, broken forms, and pieces cut from earlier works to create “Remnants,” a series of new forms that document and comment on the material objects that define the work of her hands.

Shayema Rahim transforms drab wax into brilliantly colored encaustic paintings, full of emotion and spirit, that reveal her passion and let us share it with her. Painting in encaustic combines beeswax, resin, and pigment into deep, complex layers and allows Shayema to create lyrical works whose textures, colors, and patterns evoke the rhythm and tone of music and to express the emotional struggles and joys that have defined her as a person and an artist.


ABOUT JM GALLERY // JM Gallery offers works of art on paper and sculptural forms that engage both the eye and the mind. The gallery promotes artists who create smart, visually compelling work and showcases their art in a space that is inviting and accessible. JM Gallery is committed to working closely with artists as they develop their work and careers and to developing lasting relationships with collectors. In collaboration with area schools and non-profits, they enrich the creative community by teaching artists and collectors about navigating the complex world of art.

1722 Routh Street, Suite 106, Dallas, TX 75201 | 469.779.6955 | Wednesday–Sunday 12–6 Friday and Saturday 12–8  http://www.jmgallery.org/

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VAST Workshop with Deborah Boschert: Designing with Fabric, Paint & Stitch – Art Quilt Collage

VAST Workshop with Deborah Boschert 
Designing with Fabric, Paint & Stitch
August 29/30/31 (M/Tue/W) 2016

9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Daily at the Visual Arts Center, Denton (corner of Hickory/Bell)
$185 for VAST members; $220 for non-members http://vastarts.org
Registration Fee is $50 for sign-up, and is non-refundable.  Please make checks payable to VAST and mail to Kristin Spalding 2507 High Pointe Blvd, McKinney 75071.

The balance is due one month prior to workshop. If the participant must cancel, the VAST workshop coordinator will attempt to fill the open spot from the official waiting list. If there is no waiting list, the participant is free to fill the spot on their own. No refunds will be made one month or less prior to the workshop. If there are not enough participants to cover the the workshop costs, or if VAST must cancel for any reason, participants will be notified and will promptly receive a full refund including the deposit.
Course Description – Art Quilt Collage:
Create surface design on fabric with hand made stamps, found object printing, stencils, wet-on-wet painting, handwriting and other improvisational mark-making then use your original fabrics plus various commercial fabrics to create an original small art quilt incorporating hand stitching. You’ll have lots of left over fabrics to incorporate in collage or other mixed media projects.

Art Quilt Collage
Designing with Layers of Fabric, Paint and Stitch

Supply List

4 to 6 pieces of 1/2 yard solid color 100% cotton fabrics You’ll use these fabric to create a small art quilt, so choose a color palette you find inspiring. Include a variety of values (darks and lights). You’ll be adding surface design to many of these fabrics. If you work quickly or want to make extra, feel free to bring more fabric. Joann’s cotton solids come in three brands/qualities: Kona Cotton, Symphony Broadcloth and Country Classic Cotton. Any are fine. Or solids from your local quilt shop.

4 to 6 fat quarters (or equivalent scraps) Choose prints that coordinate with the solid color fabrics. Try to choose a variety of prints from large to small scale, including florals and geometrics and some that are tone-on-tone and some multi-color pieces.

3 to 5 yards fusible webbing I recommend Wonder Under by Pellon (available at Joanns) or Misty Fuse (which I’ll have available for sale for $8 at the workshop).

Micron Pigma Pen (or another fabric marker) I prefer the 08 size in black. StayzOn Ink Pad I like black, but any color is fine.

3 to 5 colors of acrylic paint Include darks and lights to coordinate with your color palette. Craft store paint is fine. I like Folk Art Brand from Michaels.

3 to 5 skeins of embroidery floss Coordinate with your color story… again, some darks and some lights.

Embroidery needle if you have one you love

Thimble if you have one you love

3 to 5 styrofoam meat trays or plastic plate for mixing paint

Small container for water

Scissors It’s nice to have a large pair of fabric scissors for cutting chunks and a small pair for hand embroidery.

Found objects for printing Consider kitchen objects, small toys, rubber mats or packaging, hardware, items from nature

Sketchbook, pen and pencil

Creative spirit!


  • digital camera (You probably have one on your phone.)
  • apron
  • additional scraps of unique fabrics that you love, up cycled clothing, home decsamples, highly textured fabrics or sheer materials
  • beads or other embellishments
  • exacto knife
  • brayerProvided:
  • Freezer paper and parchment paper.
  • Felt batting and embroidery needle.
  • Use of spouncers, some paint, rotary cutter, cutting mat, found objects, stencils,stamps and other printing options.
  • Sticky back fun foam and cardboard for mounting stamps.Please feel free to email me if you have any questions!




Deborah Boschert

website: www.DeborahsStudio.com

blog: DeborahsJournal.blogspot.com


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Charcoal Mixed Media Workshop with Judy Mason and Colleen Erickson


Special Workshop – Judy Mason and Colleen Erickson

One day painting event on August 6, 2016

The workshop working with charcoal was a great success for those attending.  We are scheduling just a one-day workshopAugust 6, 2016 for artist to explore this medium.  If you were not able to attend the workshop scheduled in June maybe you will be able to attend the one-day event in August.   I’m heading to California first week in July but will be back for the workshop.  If you are interested please contact Judy.

Judy Mason : 817-341-7652

email: artistjudymason700@yahoo.com

Make out and send your check of $50 to Judy Mason. Her address is:

Judy Mason

113 Oriole

Weatherford, TX 76086

Cost $50  Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016     Maximum 15 artists

WAAlogoLocation-  Weatherford Art Center, 119 Palo Pinto, Weatherford, TX

Time: 9:30-4:00

Artists will create foam stamps from their drawings.  They will be work with these foam stamps using powder charcoal to create under paintings on canvas or canvas boards.  Then, the artist will use pencils, acrylic paints and/or other mediums to complete their artwork.

Judy will be demonstrating several ideas for your figures/shapes.  Critiques are always helpful and we will have them.

Supply List

exacto knife

may bring other stamps

Several canvas boards or canvas- no larger than 20×24

Acrylic paints (metallics work great with the charcoal look) and brushes

2 or 3 inch brush and small one for details/signature


Krylon workable fixatiff  spray

Mask and googles for using powdered charcoal

plastic gloves

paper towels

drawing pencils (i.e.: 2b-9b to use for shading)

masking tape

Bring drawings to use: life, florals, animals, non-objectives, etc

The following will be provided

powdered charcoal

cutting board

water container

light boxes

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