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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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“We the People” opens Nov. 1st; reception Nov. 10th

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November 1 – 23, 2016

8 am to 5 pm/Monday through Friday
An Evening with the Artist – Thursday, November 10, 2016/7 to 9 pm
Keller Town Hall; 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 7

Featured Artists: Texas Members of the Portrait Society of America: Gene Dillard, Kathryn Holter, Michael Holter, Ken MacFarlane, DK Richardson, Gaye Sekula and Tim Woolsey. 2015 Keller’s Got Talent “Best in Show” and 2016 First Place – Oil Painting Award recipient Stefan Huyghe.

City of Keller, TX : Current Exhibit/

As we come together to elect a new president, the Keller Public Arts Program shares an exhibit of portraits which draws the viewer into the diversified citizenry that encompasses our societal melting pot. The Texas Members of the Portrait Society of America; Gene Dillard, Kathryn Holter, Michael Holter, Ken MacFarlane, DK Richarson, Gaye Sekula and Tim Woolsey, along with our own 2015 Keller’s Got Talent “Best in Show” and 2016 First Place – Oil Painting awards recipient, Stefan Huyghe bring their interpretations of the human face and its similarities and complexities to life through oil, acrylic, pastel and scratchboard media.  For more information, visit our website at www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts; contact 817-743-4000 or email publicarts@cityofkeller.com.



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Fresh Paint: Plein Air Works by 4 Artists in Keller


Steve Miller “Still Waters”

Liz Bonham, Beverly Boren, Maryann Brummer and Steve Miller will be our featured artists for “Fresh Paint: Plein Air Works by 4 Artists”, July 5 to 27, 2016. Each artist brings the beauty of the natural light and landscape to life in their oil paintings. All are accomplished, award winning artists who strive to share the joy they see in God’s creation.

Enjoy the exhibit Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. An Evening with the Artists will take place on Thursday, July 14th from 7 to 9 pm and all are welcome to attend this free event at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, TX 76244. Please check out our website for more information about the artists and contact information, www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts. 817-743-4000 or publicarts@cityofkeller.com.

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Trout Lake Quiet


The Marina by Liz Bonham

The Marina by Liz Bonham

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June 6th Reception to open the Desoto Art League’s Spring Show

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Monday night of June 6, 6pm-7:30pm

Discover a piece of art that fits your taste and budget.  There’s a piece of art to match to your heart and home! Each piece has been framed and/or finished and is ready for display in your home or office or to give as a gift to someone you respect and care for.

Several of the artists will be present at this reception.

Desoto Art League 2016 Spring Show June 2 – July 29

The show will be viewable during all Desoto Public Library open hours through Saturday, July 30th and most pieces will be for sale. Juror was Dr. Dawna Hamm Walsh.

For more about the Desoto Art League see http://www.desotoartleague.com/





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Birds of a Feather – Reception April 14

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Keller Public Arts presents a beautiful exhibit of uniquely sculpted and painted birds of many varieties.  Enjoy the simple, magical grace of our feathered friends as they fill the gallery at Keller Town Hall. The exhibit runs from April 6th through the 27th. Join us for an evening with the artists on Thursday, April 14th from 7 to 9 pm; 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, TX 76248. For more information contact 817-743-4000 or publicarts@cityofkeller.com.

Jed & Terri Ford, Driftwood Sculpture
Nancy Elliot, Painting & Mixed Media
Barbara German, Acrylic
Hailey Herrera, Water Media
Shari Hornish, Painter of Birds
Jan Partin, Photography with a painterly quality
Charles Wallis, Painter

Reception Apr. 14, 7 – 9 pm

April 6 – 28, 2016

CW Brown Pelicans Shamrock Island TX

HH Barn Owl

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Embracing the Moment opens March 1st in Keller

Loaded Question Judy Gelfert

Loaded Question by Judy Gelfert

“Embracing the Moment” March 1 – 31

Judy Gelfert, Oil Painter

Dina Gregory, Pastel Painter
An Evening with the Artists Reception Mar. 10, 7 – 9 pm
Keller Town Hall

Award winning artist, Judy Gelfert grew up in Bowie, Texas where she took an interest in drawing and painting. “Her paintings reflect her ever-enthusiastic attention to design and light in everyday surroundings, be it the landscape, urban scene, interior, or figure. Painting in her preferred medium of oils, Judy aims to capture the atmosphere and energy of a scene, inviting the viewer to share in the intimacy of the subject’s story.” Exhibiting her work began in 2002 and awards followed shortly thereafter including 1st Place in the National Society of Artists’ 22nd National Juried Competition, and acceptances in the 2005 and 2006 Oil Painters of America National Juried Competitions. Judy lives in Arlington, Texas with her children and her work is represented by Marta Stafford Fine Art in Marble Falls, Texas and The Good Art Company in Fredricksburg, Texas. For more information regarding Judy Gelfert please contact www.judygelfert.com.

mission-de-san-juan Dina Gregory

Mission de San Juan by Dina Gregory

Dina Gregory, a Texas native, is a Pastel Plein Air artist who draws her motivation from the outdoors, capturing the ever changing canvas of nature. “She enjoys capturing this fleeting moment and the connection it poses between God, man and nature.”  Her credentials includes Signature Member of the Outdoor Painters Society (OPS), the Pastel Society of the Southwest (PSSW), the Plein Air Artists of Colorado (PAAC), the Pastel Society of America (PSA), the American Women Artist (AWA) and the American Impressionist Society (AIS). Dina has over 100 paintings juried into national exhibitions in six states and many of her works have been featured in magazines such as “Southwest Art’, “Plein Air Collector”, “Plein Air Magazine”, “American Art Collector”, and “Art of the West.” For more information regarding Dina Gregory contact www.dinagregory.com.

The Harmony by Judy Gelfert

The Harmony by Judy Gelfert

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Trinity Arts Guild Classes


These classes are held in the Trinity Arts Guild Studio/Gallery, located at Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy, Bedford, TX 76095-0671



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Barbara McFarland

12:30 to 3:30pm

your choice of media





Bennie Wood

6:30 pm to 9:30pm



Johnny Mahto Hogue classThursday

Johnny “Mahto” Hogue

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Oils or your choice of media



Bennie Wood

9:30 to 12:30




Johnny “Mahto” Hogue

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Oils or media of your choice




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Natura: Patricia Rodriquez and Dr. Regina Ruiz- reception Aug. 13


The Oil Paintings of Patricia Rodriquez and Dr. Regina Ruiz

August 3-27, 2015 • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Artists Reception  • 7-9 p.m. August 13, 2015

“Natura” is the exploration of nature as envisioned by artists Patricia Rodriquez and Dr. Regina Ruiz through oil paint and brush on canvas. Each artist depicts the natural beauty around them as individual as they are themselves.

Ms. Rodriquez, an Oak Cliff native is a freelance painter and muralist who draws her inspiration from nature with an approach both subconscious and organic. She states that “this body of work is an exploration of Nature as a form of energy. Chaos and elegance coexist as these surreal plant forms take on different arrangements to express the pure energy of life. The work is driven by color and movement. Inspired by Nature and spontaneity and never sketched before hand to embed each piece with fresh energy. www.tigerbeearts.com

Always interested in flowers and fruits, Dr. Ruiz uses them to explore shape and texture, sometimes using the “smallest section of something, anything, a flower, a vegetable, a fruit and then I make it bigger to the point of abstraction not attempting to paint in a realistic style….If I have made a picture and I am happy with it, hopefully it can speak for itself. Each person takes something a little different from the same picture.”

An Evening with the Artists, a reception showcasing Dr. Ruiz and Ms. Rodriguez will be from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, August 13 at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX  76248. The event is free and suitable for all ages. Enjoy refreshments while conversing with the artists and other art enthusiasts.

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OPA’s 2015 Salon Show deadline July 31


Oil Painters of America will hold its second Salon Show of Representational Oil Paintings, October 8th through November 5, 2015 at Beverly McNeil Gallery in Birmingham, Alabama.

Awards will be given with a total value estimated in excess of $12,000 in cash and merchandise.

Deadline for online submissions is Friday, July 31, 2015.

Salon Show entry fee:  $30 for the first entry, $15 for the second. Maximum Size Unframed:  320 square inches.

To enter, artists must reside in the U.S., Canada or Mexico and be a current member of OPA at an annual fee of $70.  OPA is currently accepting 2015 member applications.

For more information or to view a prospectus, please visit www.oilpaintersofamerica.com or call 815-356-5987.

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Janice Hamilton demo June 1 in Grand Prairie



JUNE 1, 2015  Monthly Meeting

The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm on June 1st at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.


The program will be a painting demonstration by the nationally known, local oil and pastel artist Janice Hamilton.  Janice has been an award winning artist and educator in North Texas for many years.   She enjoys painting floral, still-lifes, landscapes and abstracts.   Examples of her work are attached.  You can see more about her at www.jhamiltonart.com.


Other Business

There will be a short business meeting at the start, including a recap of the results from the “Paint Your Block Off” Art Party.

AGPA meets the first Monday of each month at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, 900 Conover Street.Meetings are open to the publicGuests and visitors are welcome at no charge.  Visit our website at www.gpartists.org .

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Inspired Texans opens April 1, with Reception April 9


Miller “Breaking Earths Bonds”


Plein air, still life, and portraits will be on exhibit at Keller Town Hall during the month of April. Irma Ward has brought together the award winning artistic talents of Texans Tina Bohloman, Shirley Kinworthy, Lynn LaRose, Steve Miller, TK Riddle, and Randy Saffle. Oils, watercolor and acrylic are the media for the show which will run from April 1st through the 29th, Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkwy, Keller, TX 76248. A special reception with the artists will be held on Thursday evening, April 9th from 7 to 9 pm. The show is free and suitable for all ages. Please come and join us. For more information please contact 817-743-4000 or publicarts@cityofkeller.com. www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts.

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Still Life with Sunflowers and Lemons



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Cecy Turner Landscape Oil Painting Demo at the Richardson Civic Art Society March 17 Meeting

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The Richardson Civic Art Society will be holding its next program meeting on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.  Native Dallasite, Cecy Turner, will demonstrate her technique in painting the landscape in oils.  Cecy received her formal art training at Vanderbilt University and the University of North Texas.  She is Versatile in both watercolor and oils.  Cecy is a member of many local and national professional art associations, and her work has been featured in several top art magazines.  More information can be obtained on her website at www.CecyTurner.com.

RCAS meets in the Richardson Public Library basement on third Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.  Visitors may attend meetings at no charge.  Anyone is welcome to sign up for membership.  See www.richardson-arts.org. for more information on the RCAS.  RCAS is supported in part by the City of Richardson through the Arts Commission.


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Celebrating Love and Love of Art: Feb. 7 at Giddens Gallery


Join us on Saturday, February 7th From 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
With a SWEET event for you and yours

Bring your Valentine and create a special memory by choosing original works of art from our large selection of Fine Art creations of more than 20 resident artists.

We will be celebrating with complimentary wine and lots of Chocolate along with drawings for door prizes.

You are a “one of a kind”.   Why not choose a one of a kind, original works of art for this special occasion that will be enjoyed for many years to come.

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Marian Hirsch Landscape Workshop May 6 – 8 2015 in Granbury

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LGAA will host a Marian Hirsch workshop May 6 – 8th 2015.   Marian is a signature member of PSA and PSSW. Her work has been featured in American Artist, Artist’s Magazine & International Artist. Marian is well known for her richly colored, expressive landscapes. Workshop demos will be in oil and the workshop is open to pastel, watercolor, gauche, acrylic and oil. Marian will demonstrate how to approach painting the landscape, skies, perspective, handling edges and shapes, limited palette vs. expanded palette along with other critical landscape points. $210 nonmembers/$190 members. To secure your place send a $75 deposit, Make your check payable to LGAA mail to Diana Littlejohn, PHD at 4027 Fairway Drive DCBE, Granbury TX 76049,  littlejohndj@charter.net, 817-578-1842. Balance is due two weeks prior to workshop.

HIRSCH WildflowerFields

Lake Granbury Art Association http://lakegranburyart.blogspot.com/

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Adult Art Class “Playing with Color”


Local Artist, Niki Gulley, is holding an art class in Dallas.

Date & Times:

Tuesdays Jan. 13th – Feb. 17th

9:30 – 12:30 pm • $300

2-4 pm • $200

7 – 9 pm • $200

Current Session: Tuesdays Oct. 14th – Nov. 18th

Through guidance, encouragement and suggestion, learn how to create gorgeous paintings. Bring your favorite medium and develop your skills in oils, acrylics, watercolors or pastels.

All levels or experience welcome.
Maximum class size of 12.
Make-up lessons available during opposite class times within the same 6 week session.
Near the intersection of Northwest Hwy. and Abrams Rd. in Dallas
Email Niki, nikigulley@sbcglobal.net if you are interested.


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You are invited to Giddens’

November Artists Show and Reception Oct 30 – Nov 9
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am – 6:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Featuring: Naomi Brotherton, Melissa Lloyd & Sarah Manning 

 Reception Saturday, November 1,  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy Fine Art and Complimentary Wine & Hors d’oeuvres

For details: http://giddensgallery.com/featured-artists-show-and-reception-oct-30-nov-9/

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine
624 S. Main St
Grapevine, TX 76051

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Giddens Gallery Featured Artists Show and Reception Sept 4 – Sept 14

Show & Reception Invititation & Promo 5x9 for email

You are invited

Sept 4 – Sept  14

September 6th  6:00 PM till 9:00 PM
Enjoy Fine Art and Complimentary Wine & Hors d’oeuvres

Charmaine Harris & Paula Pillow

For details – http://giddensgallery.com/featured-artists-show-and-reception-sept-4-sept-14/

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine
624 S Main St
Grapevine, Tx 76051

Show & Reception Invititation & Promo 5x9 for email

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D.K. Richardson teaches Verdaccio Techniques


DEMO @ TVAA Downtown Gallery – What secrets of the Old Masters can we re-discover and use in our contemporary works of art? Master Artist, D.K. Richardson, demonstrates the Verdaccio Underpainting and Glazing Techniques used by Masters such as Da Vinci in the ‘Mona Lisa’, and Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. ‘Verdaccio’ is an Italian term for a color mixture that creates an olive green used for tonal underpaintings. This underpainting reduces the garishness of red and orange pigments needed to produce believable flesh, depth to the skin, and life to the subject.

Date: Saturday, August 23rd
Time: 2- 3:30 pm
Location: TVAA Gallery, Plaza of the Americas, Suite G207, 600 N Pearl St, Dallas, TX 75201
Price: $10 – All participants will enter to win supplies – Charvin oils and acrylics paints from Jerry’s Artarama.
RSVP by Wednesday, August 20th. Apply now. Space is Limited. To register email: info.moya.art@gmail.com.
Additional Information about the artist: http://dkrichardson-artist.com/art-awards-press.html


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Featured Artists Show and Reception July 24- Aug 3


You are invited
Giddens Gallery July Artists Show and Reception July 24- Aug 3
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am – 6:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Featuring: Trudy Atteberry and Leticia Sedberry

Reception Saturday, July 26,  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy Fine Art and Complimentary Wine & Hors d’oeuvres

For details: http://giddensgallery.com/featured-artists-show-and-reception-july-24-aug-3/

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine
624 S. Main St
Grapevine, TX 76051

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Giddens Featured Artists Show & Reception June 5-15


You are invited to attend our
June Artists Show and Reception June 5-15

Featuring: Ruth Francis and Fran Chaussie White

Reception Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy Fine Art and Complimentary Wine & Hors d’oeuvres

Ruth Francis show theme: “Metal Madness”, Ruth’s new abstract series.  Additionally featured will be several new and quite different landscapes, seascapes and still life oil paintings.

Fran Chaussie White show theme: “Art in Season” Evident in this new art series is weather’s cycling effects.  A special interest of how the sun’s light plays on the landscapes and waterscapes comes forth in this exhibit.

For complete details – http://giddensgallery.com/featured-artists-show-and-reception-june-5-15/

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Grapevine Spring Gallery Night May 3


Historic Downtown Grapevine

Gallery Night

Saturday May 3, 2014

5 p.m – 10 p.m

Sponsored by


Grapevine Art Dealers Association

For Detail go to


May 2014 Gallery Night Promo Photo

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Kaye Franklin Two-day Workshop

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Lake Granbury Art Association will host a Kaye Franklin workshop, March 7 & 8. All levels, oil or pastel. Kaye is a Master Signature member of AWA, Signature Member of OPA, AIS & OPS and a PSA Master Pastelist. Fee $215. Contact Dr. Diana Littlejohn, 817-578-1842, littlejohndj@charter.net to reserve your spot. Class limit 12. For more about Kaye, see her website: http://kfranklinstudio.com

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Still Life Painting Workshop with George De Chiara June 21 & 22

Still Life Workshop
June 21st and 22nd

The Dutch Gallery – Dallas
All Levels Welcome

George De Chiara
www.georgedechiara.com (214)714-5961


Come and explore the art of still life painting! In this two day workshop, we will discuss composition, drawing, edges, colors, and lighting in order to design and paint an effective still life painting in the alla prima method. Bring your favorite knick knacks to paint or choose from a selection of items available for the class. Better yet, bring something that you don’t normally associate with still life painting and turn it into art.

Each day George will demonstrate his techniques for painting and discuss his thought process while working. We will talk about mixing colors, drawing with a paint brush and adjusting edges. Along the way there will be plenty of tips and suggestions for making the best painting possible. Each day will have plenty of opportunities for one on one time while you work on your own painting.

For more information and to reserve your spot go to:


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