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Catholic Foundation Annual Art on the Plaza Competition entries due August 24

Artist Stuart Hausmann’s winning work on display at The Catholic Foundation Plaza in Dallas Arts District

Call for Professional Artists!!!!
Enter The Catholic Foundation Annual Art Competition before August 24, 2017 at 3:00pm:

For more info:
Texas artists have until August 24th to enter and have their works displayed in the Dallas Art District for one year.
• No entry fee
• $2,500 Grand Prize Award.
• Share the exciting upcoming 2017 annual competition details with your local professional artist friends and go to catholicfoundation.com for more information.
• The public unveiling of the 2017 winner will be in October 2017.
Flyer: 2017 Art Competition postcard
Check out this 2 minute video about our annual Art Competition.

Meghan Donnelly
Director of Marketing and Communications
12222 Merit Drive, Suite 850
Dallas, TX 75251
P: 972-661-9792
F: 972-661-0140

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New mural in Plano designed by Will Heron makes Its mark

If you’ve driven down 15th Street these past 2 weeks, you’ve probably noticed the latest addition to the arts district: a colorful mural on the wall of Georgia’s Farmers’ Market.

The mural, a product of the Downtown Mural Project http://www.planomural.com/, uses visual art to celebrate Plano’s rich history by incorporating historical elements inspired by Plano’s past. Each of the mural’s five columns is a different color and focuses on elements from historic photos of Plano, submitted by residents earlier this year.

This is the first of three murals to be painted in Downtown Plano this year. Local artist Will Heron is the mural’s designer. He has designed and worked on several other murals in the DFW area since founding the art collective WHERON – http://www.wheronart.com/.

If you haven’t already had a chance, head to downtown to see this new piece of art for yourself!

Don’t miss it at the August 10th Art & Wine Walk   – 2nd Thursday of the Month 5-9:15 pm. For Tickets see http://www.visitdowntownplano.com/winewalk/?mc_cid=2ce68f77e6&mc_eid=3f53ac9516

–from Arts District News – August issue. You can subscribe to the free email newsletter.


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Rockwall’s Kaufman Street Mural call for artists

PROJECT: 109 E. Kaufman Street Mural – DT Rockwall, TX
ELIGIBILITY: Open to artist residing in Texas
OPPORTUNITY: The Rockwall Art Commission is seeking qualifications and proposals from artists skilled,
experienced and interested in creating a large scale mural in Downtown Rockwall. Please read and
consider all conditions of this project prior to submitting your qualifications and proposal.

pdf: RFP 109 E. Kaufman Street Mural – Rockwall, TX

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CAC Hosts Live Mural Painting Project to be Held 7.7 at Victory Plaza to Honor Fallen Officers – volunteers needed

EVENT: 7.7 Live Mural Painting Project
WHEN: Friday, July 7, 2017 from 4:30am to 4:30pm

WHERE: Victory Plaza outside of WFAA-TV, Channel 8 Studios, 3030 Olive Street, Dallas, 75201

WHAT: In collaboration with WFAA-TV Channel 8 (ABC), Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) will be organizing a community-focused live mural painting project as a way to pay tribute to the four Dallas Police Department officers as well as the DART officer who lost their lives that day. The focus is to give both the general and the arts community a way to pay their respects in a lasting and meaningful way. CAC teaching artists Lynn Armstrong & Katrina Doran have created an interpretative portrait for each of the four DPD officers as well as the DART officer in a way that celebrates each of their lives and allows the community to learn more about them and how each officer lived his life and what they were passionate about. Volunteers will help participants paint the murals and anyone can participate either as a volunteer or as a painter. No art experience is required and all supplies are included.

WFAA-TV will be broadcasting live throughout the day starting with “Daybreak” and in the morning the Dallas Police Choir is scheduled to perform during the morning news show. There are five two-and-a-half hour shifts that artists and others may sign up to serve as volunteers who will help people paint the murals.
Please sign up at the link below:
Not only is CAC a visual arts school, it is a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, the nonprofit community arts organization is geared to beginning, emerging and working artists. Offering more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, creative writing, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving, CAC also offers free arts programming to at-risk and underserved children through programs, such as Art as a Second Language Camp MetalHead and unseenamerica. CAC recently launched ArtAbility, a new program for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
The Creative Arts Center held a mural competition this spring in collaboration with the Cedars Social’s new container bar that faces the Dallas Police Department Headquarters employing the “ground·swell,”. CAC has completed several live mural painting projects, including a 20′ mural for Savor Dallas.
For more information on the Creative Arts Center, visit www.creativeartscenter.org


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Creative Arts Center of Dallas – Still Time to Register for Spring Classes


Creative Arts Center of Dallas, 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228

THIS WEEK | At the Center + In the Community

Still Time to Register for Spring Classes
Several classes that begin next week are still available for registration… (Monday – Int/Adv Drawing, Intro to Weaving and Figure Drawing /// Thursday – Studio Arts Sampler and Drawing Fundamentals)
If the class you hoped to sign up for is full, Session 2 is open for registration as well. Sign up today!
ground·swell Mural Call for Entries
CAC invites artists to submit proposals for “ground·swell”, a public art partnership with The Cedars Social and its new container bar, The Cedars Backyard that will conclude in a site specific mural at the location. The deadline for submission is February 17, 2017.
Center Yourself
Est. 1966 Octavio Medellin

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Fort Worth Kroger Mural Project call for artists – new deadline Sept. 9


Request for Qualifications – Fort Worth Kroger Mural Project




Fee: $0.00 Entry Deadline: 8/14/16 EXTENSION September 9, 2016


The Arts Council of Fort Worth, in partnership with Kroger Company, invites professional artists to submit qualifications for two indoor mural projects for new Kroger stores in north Fort Worth.  The new stores, located at 1653 Basswood Boulevard and 4750 West Bailey Boswell Road will open to the public in early November and December 2016, respectively.

Prominently displayed in interior public gathering areas as part of the Kroger Company’s commitment to involving artists in beautifying new stores in Fort Worth, the murals are expected to celebrate the spirit of community and the unique identity of the neighborhood and its surroundings. The murals will measure approximately 18’ wide by 5’ high and be fabricated on portable panels of a durable material that can be attached directly to the wall.

Artist Eligibility:  Professional artists, who live in North Texas, with the ability to design and fabricate a large scale mural are encouraged to respond to this Request for Qualifications.



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The Bastrop Art in Public Places public call for transformer art has been extended until January 15, 2015.

BASTROP TRANSFORMER CABINET MURAL PROJECT Bastrop Art in Public Places City of Bastrop, Texas

Bastrop, Texas is a unique blend of old and new. Nestled on the banks of the Colorado River, in the heart of the Lost Pines region, the Bastrop historic district offers a delightful selection of shops, restaurants and inns. Nearby neighborhoods have over 100 historic homes, many beautifully restored. A Texas Main Street City since 2007, Bastrop was also named a Distinctive Destination in 2010 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in recognition of the City’s work to preserve its historic character, promote heritage tourism and extend its welcome. Bastrop is a designated Cultural Arts District by the Texas Art Commission.

The Bastrop Transformer Cabinet Mural Project is a program of the Bastrop Art in Public Places Task Force and the City of Bastrop. It is an outdoor visual arts exhibition located in heavy pedestrian walkways in historic downtown Bastrop that utilizes the transformer and switchgear cabinets as canvases for creative murals. This highly visible and accessible exhibit will contribute to the cultural arts district and existing art destinations not only for the residents of Bastrop County and Central Texas, but to draw new visitors to the area. Viewers will have an opportunity to appreciate and be inspired by the variety, artistry and creativity unique to this exhibition. Original mural design submissions are selected through the juried process and are expected to have a lifespan of no less than three years. The murals will vary in theme and size with smaller cabinets approximately 3’W x 3’D x 2’H and larger cabinets 4’W x 4’D x 5’H or 7’W x 2’D x 3’H.

2014/2015 Call for Entries: BAIPP Transformer 2014-2015 Call

DEADLINE is Dec. 1, 2014 to submit. Direct all questions to Teresa Saunders, Transformer Chair for BAIPP, at 210-508-8682 or email baippcalltoartists@gmail.com.

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Public Art Installation at Dallas Love Field Receives Recognition from Public Art Year in Review 2014


Public Art Installation at Dallas Love Field Receives Recognition from Public Art Year in Review 2014

Dallas: The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program is pleased to announce that North Texas Sunrise, by Dixie Friend Gay, has received recognition as one of the top public art installations in the United States this year from American’s for the Arts, Public Art Year in Review. The ceramic tile mural of sunrise breaking behind a field of Texas wildflowers is highly visible in the main lobby of Dallas Love Field Airport and is part of the Love Field Art Program. The mural was hailed as “one of the best public art projects of the year” in an announcement made by Public Art Review 2014 at the Americans for the Arts Conference in Nashville.

Public Art Year in Review is conducted annually by the members of the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network, recognizing outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country. This year PAN received 345 applications from public art programs and artists of which 37 were selected for recognition of excellence. The Public Art Network Year in Review is the only national program that specifically recognizes public art projects.

“We are honored that Dixie’s work for Dallas was recognized by the panel. “North Texas Sunrise is one of the most highly visible and popular art installations at Love Field,” says Maria Muñoz-Blanco, Director of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.  Kay Kallos, Public Art Program Managers adds, “We are so pleased that Dixie Friend Gay’s work has been recognized by the Public Art Network.  It is a notable work among the many new installations by outstanding artists whose work is included in the Love Field Art Program.”

Dixie Friend Gay’s North Texas Sunrise isa 60 foot long by 18 foot tall ceramic tile wall that towers over the security check point of the Dallas Love Field Airport lobby. The mural is made of some 300,000 pieces of mosaic and hand-glazed ceramic tiles, fabricated by Mosaika Art and Design based in Montreal. With Purple Coneflower in the lower left, Hop Clover in the center, and the large Mexican Hat on the right, the mural represents the vanishing prairie landscape. North Texas Sunrise is part of the Love Field Art Program, part of the City of Dallas Public Art Collection.

North Texas Sunrise - Gay - from floor


The jurors in this year’s panel are highly-regarded public artists and administrators and include:

Cath Brunner
Seattle, Washington

Cath Brunner directs the Public Art program at 4Culture (Cultural Development Authority of King County), one of the most widely-noticed organizations in the United States. Cath brings more than 25 years of experience as a built-environment innovator.

Ralph Helmick- Helmick Sculpture
Newton, Massachusetts

Sculptor, Ralph Helmick committed himself to public art in the late 1980’s and has completed more than 40 major civic commissions across the United States. His work is included in the Dallas Public Art Collection with an installation at the South Dallas Police Station.

Janet Zweig
Brooklyn, New York
Artist Janet Zweig works primarily in the public realm with recently-installed public works in Kansas City, Milwaukee, Columbus, Orlando and Pittsburgh.

“It’s an honor for my work to have been selected by such an esteemed jury,” says Artist, Dixie Friend Gay. “I’m grateful to the Dallas Public Art program for giving me the opportunity to create this public art installation for Dallas Love Field.”

 About Dixie Friend Gay

Gay is a nationally-recognized artist whose career spans more than 30 years. She is known for her public art commissions, including those at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the Port of Miami and A&M Galveston. Among her many honors, her work has previously been recognized by Americans for the Arts Public Art Year in Review, and was named Texas Artist of the Year in 2003 by the Texas Commission for the Arts.

 About the Dallas Public Art Program

The Public Art Program works to enrich the quality of life for the citizens of Dallas and enhance the cultural appeal of the City to visitors by overseeing the integration of high-quality visual art into public spaces. The Program provides opportunities for local and regional artists as well as visual artists from around the globe through commissions of works of public art. The program also supports donations of public art to the City of Dallas that are subject to a review process for acceptance that includes members of the Public Art Committee and the Cultural Affairs Commission. The Public Art Program is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. http://www.dallasculture.org/publicArt.asp

About the Office of Cultural Affairs

The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) provides opportunities for all Dallas citizens and visitors to have access to the arts and the means of cultural expression. The Office of Cultural Affairs works with its citizen advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Commission, to foster the development of the cultural system in Dallas. OCA provides a variety of programs and services, including the management and operations of seven cultural facilities, a public art program, cultural funding programs and WRR Radio. More information on the Office of Cultural Affairs’ programs can be found on its website at http://www.DallasCulture.org.

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DC Chit Chat: Michael Sieben June 17


Dallas Contemporary welcomees Michael Sieben, Summer 2014 Artist in Residence.

Chit Cat: Michael Sieben Tuesday, June 17 7pm

Join us for a special satellite edition of Chit Chat at 354 Singleton Boulevard

as we discuss his new mural in Trinity Groves.



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