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45th Edom Art Festival Oct. 14 & 15

 

Edom Prepares for 2017 Art Festival

EDOM, TX –For more than 45 years, the small artists’ community of Edom in East Texas has hosted a festival for working artists presenting their talents to an appreciative audience of gifters and collectors.  The festival is the premier art show in East Texas.  High quality art, fine crafts, live music and great food & wine fill the festival grounds behind the resident artists’ studios on the one main street in town, Farm to Market road 279.

This year’s festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15.  Admission is free.

Visit the resident artists’ studios on the main street, for which Edom is well known.  While in town for the festival, visitors can enjoy local restaurants, The Shed and Jamie’s Café, and tour the gardens of Edom: Blue Moon Gardens, Blueberry Hill farms, and Glenda Mae’s Daylily Farm.  The “artistic” atmosphere of Edom brings forth the “creative spirit” in everyone who visits.

Edom, an easy day trip from the metroplex, is located halfway between Dallas and Shreveport, 10 miles south of Interstate 20.  Go to visitedom.com for a detailed schedule of events, local lodging and a map.

CONTACT:—–Beth Brown, 903-852-6473, edomartfest@visitedom.com

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Gooder – Group Show in Various Media Oct. 7 at Grackle Art

Grackle Art Gallery – Gooder- Group show in various media by Aaron Roe, Sami Cline, Heather Bird, Liz Johnston, Jimray Scott, Eddie Brassart, JoeArt LaBerge, Rosalie Kobetich, William Seybold, Aaron Hutchinson, Cherisha Norman and Darlene Watson.

Musical artists: Eric Osbourne, Tortuga Redfro and Rebecca Jozwiak.

Sat, Oct 7th, 7-11pm. Free.

The Grackle Art Gallery is located on the Fort Worth’s cultural district’s west side in the heart of Arlington Heights at 4621 El Campo, FW, 817-615-0681, Gallery Hours: by appointment and scheduled gallery shows from 7p.m. to 11p.m.

http://grackleartgallery.com/

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Oil Painting Workshops in Grapevine, Keller, and FRANCE!

Learn to loosen up and go bold with vibrant, clean color! My July 2018 workshop in Le Vieux Couvent, France is open to Oil and Acrylic painters, beginners to seasoned! (Early Bird Special ends September 30, 2017. )

Texas oil painting workshops coming September 29-30 (2017); November 10-11 (2017), and January 12-13 (2018). For more information, click here https://chrisbrandley.com/workshops

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Fort Worth Art Collective at The Grackle Art Gallery

The Grackle Art Gallery, a non-profit art space, presents the Fort Worth Art Collective, a group of professional artists working in a variety of media, featuring Rachel Barminski Bounds, Bill Barter, Lou Chapman, Sherri Woodard Coffey, Lisa Cunningham, Mike Cunningham, Cynthia Lewis, Linda Little, Vicki Owen, Allison Proulx, Susan Sitzes, Pam Stern and Bernardo Vallarino.

Saturday, Sept. 9th, noon to 11:00pm – artist’s reception 5-8pm

4621 El Campo Fort Worth, Texas 76107.

http://grackleartgallery.com/

 

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Soda Heads – a group show at The Grackle Art Gallery

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Group show of amazing, established local artists as well as some exceptional young and up and coming ones. Come for the art, stay for the music. Saturday, May 13, 7-11pm

Featuring Elaine Taylor, Anthony Marcus Black, Heather Bird, Bailey K Chapman, Areysi Mendoza, Christopher De La Paz, Jyoti Ahmed, Rowan Barnard, Terry Horn, John Ashcraft, Katelyn Townsend, Aaron Hutchinson, Cindy Flint and Brianna Burnett.

Musical artists: Ella Rinn Brown, Jack Dingler and Rebecca Jozwiak

GRACKLE ART GALLERY  http://grackleartgallery.com/
4621 El Campo, FW. Free. 817-615-0681.

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Opening Reception for the 2017 Merging Visions Exhibition May 21

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You are invited to the Opening Reception for the 2017 Merging Visions Exhibit, on Sunday, May 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the University of North Texas’ Lightwell Gallery, 1201 West Mulberry Street, Denton, TX 76201.  As an added feature during the reception, 15 of the poets will read one of their poems while an image of the art paired with their work is being shown. The public also is invited to cast a vote for which of the poets and artists created the best ‘pairing.’ A tally of the votes will determine which of the top 3 poets and artists will receive the “People’s Choice Award” for this year.

This exhibition is a joint effort from members of the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) and the Denton Poets’ Assembly (DPA).  It is an exhibition of art paired with poetry. This is the ninth year for this collaborative art and poetry exhibition. This is the first year that the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design has joined as a co-sponsor and host of the event.

 This beautiful exhibit contains 44 works of art and 44 poems. Each piece of art is hung beside a poem with which it is paired. Either the artist or the poet initiated the process of ‘pairing’ their works. Various art media, such as paintings, drawings, imaginative fiber or textiles, prints, and photographs, comprise the works from 38 VAST artists. A wide range of poetry from 24 of the DPA poets completes the ‘pairings’ in the exhibit.

 To commemorate the works in the exhibit, VAST and the DPA have published a 100 page catalog, entitled “Collections,” in which all of the exhibited works are displayed. This year the Denton Benefit League granted funds to assist VAST in the catalog’s production. A limited number of catalogs will be available for purchase at the reception.

For the past 6 years, volunteers from VAST and DPA have accomplished the remarkable task of producing both an exhibit and its accompany color catalog. The catalog also underscores the basic theme of this endeavor, that collaboration and new perspective benefit everyone. Through it, the artist, the poet, and the viewer continue to share the ‘voice’ these two forms of art lend to each other.

The Denton Public Library and the Special Collections Department in the University of North Texas Libraries have archived single copies of each consecutive issue of the catalog.

After the reception, those wanting to see the Merging Visions Exhibit can visit the UNT Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry, Denton, TX, from May 22 through June 27th, during Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 10:00pm; Saturday and Sunday, noon – 8:00 pm

Please join us in celebrating these written and visual arts.

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Craft Guild of Dallas Summer Classes

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http://www.craftguildofdallas.org/2017-summer-classes

  • Bookbinding & Leatherworking
  • Clay
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Glass
  • Metals
  • Youth Art

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Craft Guild of Dallas May Workshops

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http://www.craftguildofdallas.org/workshops-2/

Craft Guild of Dallas
Valley View Center
13331 Preston Road
Dallas, TX  75240

972-490-0303

info@craftguildofdallas.com

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Frisco Fine Art Presents “The 10” April 28 & 29

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Frisco Fine Art is building a brand new masterpiece in Stonebriar Center. Not only do we feature beautiful collectible art and modern master works, but we also exhibit work by some of the finest emerging talent in North Texas. Join us from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, as we introduce ten emerging artists you need to know – each with an amazing story:

  • Buzzy Gamble
  • Cesar Llamas
  • Christina Yielding
  • Daniel Padilla
  • Karl Melton
  • Mary Galbraith
  • Maria D’Azucena
  • Kathy Metcalf
  • Storey Diaz
  • Simon

 

Frisco Fine Art/Masterpiece Gallery

2601 Preston Road, Suite 2002

Frisco, Texas 75034

Stonebriar Center, upper level next to Dillards

214-872-1917

https://www.friscofineart.com/

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

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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.

https://www.friscofineart.com/

FRISCO FINE ART GALLERY

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

 

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The 33% – Artists from the Cultural District March 25

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Join us this Spring Gallery Night 2017 at the Grackle Art Gallery to experience art, culture, and live music. A mix of phenomenal local artists with works guaranteed to dazzle the senses will be showcased.

The majority of people who work at fine art museums are active artists. Museums are powered by artists.
The Grackle Art Gallery is hosting this show in honor and celebration of this truth. The idea for this show originated from staff at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art where we chose the theme Works on Paper and Photography to tribute the great Works on Paper and Photography collection that sets this museum apart in the Fort Worth Cultural District.

In creating this show, we are enriching the community of Fort Worth by promoting these local artists with a space to show work together.

This show has been curated by Allester Vinteers and Shane Green, both passionate and recognized local community artists.

We give special thanks to the folks at The Grackle Art Gallery for granting us the opportunity to use their space and to everyone else who’s helped us make this a reality!

This is a free event. Come join us to support the local Art Community.

FUN, FRESH, ALIVE and HERE!

*The show itself will be on view by appointment starting on the 19th of March. We are also having a Matinee the day after Gallery Night, Sunday, March, 26th from 12-3pm.

Here’s a list of the amazing musicians who will be playing live at our Art Show during Spring Gallery Night 2017!!!
*Swirve
*Canyon Kafer
*Jeff Dazey
We give special thanks to Clint Niosi for arranging this line up of awesome musical talent!

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Art Exhibit: Fresh Paint | Hailey Herrera

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Inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi, in this exhibit of abstract watermedia paintings Hailey Herrera integrates freeform lines and shapes; finding her inspiration from nature and her surroundings. Unless she has a specific theme in mind, she begins with some calligraphic lines without a preconceived idea of result. In the process of interplaying lines and shapes spontaneously, an idea emerges and the painting reveals something new to which her intuition and emotion responds. This spontaneous decision process leads to a fascinating and unconventional result.

The work displayed at Elm Street Studio is an ongoing study of experimentation in watermedia abstract painting.  Please join us at Elm Street Studio in Keller, TX for a complimentary reception and meet the artist on Friday, March 24 from 6 to 8 pm. For more information and to see images of Herrera’s work, please visit www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com. Fresh Paint: Watermedia Abstracts by Hailey Herrera will be on display through April 27, 2017.

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Artist Appreciation Happy Hour at The Artists Showplace Gallery Jan. 20

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Join us for happy hour on Friday, January 20, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., as we celebrate our local artists, who add so much beauty and diversity to our gallery. Enjoy wine and light refreshments, meet the artists, and browse 12,000 square feet of contemporary and traditional fine art, including original paintings by local, national and international artists, handcrafted jewelry, art glass, and more.

Artists’ Showplace Gallery

http://theartistsshowplace.com/
Spanish Village Shopping Center, 15615 N Coit Rd #230, Dallas, TX 75248

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Sparks Studio New Spring 2017 Classes & Workshops

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Sparks Studio Art Classes – Enjoy Life to the Fullest!

Review the ‘Quick View of Classes’ below then visit SparksStudioArt.com for complete descriptions, prices and photos of each class.

Call 817-266-3085 or email suzannebmcneill@hotmail.com for class sign up.

SPARKS STUDIO OF CREATIVE ARTS
509 W. Main St., Arlington  SparksStudioArt.com
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November at 500X Gallery| Opening Nov.12th

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November Member Solo Shows
November 12th – December 4th, 2016
Opening Reception November 12th, 2016 | 7-10 pm
A show featuring the work of:
Kalee Appleton
Valerie Powell
James Talambas
500X Gallery, 500 Expositon Ave., Dallas, TX 75226  http://500X.org
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Kalee Appleton
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In a continued effort to reexamine the objecthood of photographic backdrops used in mainstream portrait studios, Appleton conceptualizes the photographic backdrop by making these large format backdrops the focal point within a real world landscape as well as using them as backdrops for additional backdrops. While with previous work a similar approach explored the parallel use of early digital landscape photography often appearing on computer monitors coupled with digital manipulation techniques, this new work explores a straight photography method as well as a nostalgic approach by referencing the final product of mainstream portrait photography and the customary act of cutting images from a gridded portrait sheet for distribution to family and friends.
Valerie Powell
Choose Your Own Adventure
Choose Your Own Adventure is a solo exhibition highlighting a colorful collection of drawings and small sculptures that explore the idea of wandering. Inspired by the book series of the same name, Powell continues to investigate the human condition using shrinkable plastic as her primary medium. Powell creates playful narratives which invite the viewer to visually wander through a series of imagined spaces while being encouraged to make their own conceptual connections. Travel inspired imagery inform the series of drawings, while mapping specific memories inform the series of small hanging sculptures in the exhibition.
James Talambas
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Composer, producer, dj, and installation artist. He owns and operates New Media Recordings, a production company and creative venue on the south side of Fort Worth. Talambas does original scores and sound design for a number of films, and has recorded, produced, programmed, mastered, and arranged for a variety of local, national and international artists in a myriad of genres. Talambas consistently employs technology, improvisation and space into the pieces he composes, creating site specific, and musician specific electro-acoustic works.

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Michael Farmer
Bury Them Breathing
Michael’s work is based on recent and historical social topics such as race, war, immigration, and politics. His goal is to show the viewer an entangled web of similarities through historical and present models of social dynamics. Thus embracing the viewers gaze, warming them up to the cold world that exists around them.
Downstairs Project Space
An exhibition curated by Clint Bargers
Upstairs Project Space
Arbitrary Ambition – curated by

Rachel Livedalen
Works by Michelle Bonilla, Nicole Bosley, Carlee Cox, Sam Granado, Joelle Nagy and Olivia Nucci.

Arbitrary Ambition uses traditional craft techniques in order to subvert stereotypical ideas of gender.  Embroidery, crochet, and domestic objects are used as a means to discuss the problematic associations of craft and femininity.  Stereotypically a site of feminine production and labor, craft is devalued within the art market and thus occupies a lower position within the cultural hierarchy.  This show aims to elevate the position of craft through its interdisciplinary use, shift in scale, and aggressive attitude.  The artists featured in the exhibition are all undergraduate students at TCU enrolled in the course, Feminist Concepts and Strategies in Studio Art.

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Creativity in November at Sparks Art Studio – Register for classes now! Plus Africa Beadazzled Art Party

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Creativity in November

The holidays are drawing near. A refreshing art class is a good way to relax as you enjoy creativity. Take time for yourself or create a valuable handmade gift with an inspiring class.
FREE EVENT –  Africa Beadazzled – Wildlife – Maasai beaded jewelry

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  • Party featuring a Slide Show of photos, Suzanne’s Sketchbook of Africa, Beaded Jewelry, and Safari Stories.

Suzanne Sparks just returned from a month-long visit to Africa.  From Ngorongoro Crater to Victoria Falls to the Sarengeti to Karen Blixen’s home (from the movie ‘Out of Africa’), she traveled to visit villages, National Wildlife Parks and five different countries.  Suzanne stayed in tent-cabins and tracked wild animals in the ‘bush’.  Visiting traditional tribal peoples in their villages and hearing stories of their culture was enlightening.  Suzanne returned with her collection of  authentic tribal beaded jewelry and textiles.  Come and visit while Suzanne shares her adventures.  The slide show begins promptly at 10:15.  FREE but please call 817-266-3085 to let us know that you are coming.  We want to be sure to have enough cookies and punch.

QUICK VIEW OF November CLASSES

•  Monday night – every week – 6:30-8:30Monday Night Painting – all media
•  Thursday evenings  – November 3 and 10 – from 6:00 – 8:00Watercolor Holiday Cards
•  Saturdays, November 5, Dec 31:004:00Run with Scissors – Play with Paint  TM
•  Saturday, Nov 129:00am4:00pm with a pause for lunch – Bezel Making and Stone Setting
•  ThursdayNovember 17  –  10:00 to 12:30Journey-N-Art Drawing and Painting

Visit  www.SparksStudioArt.com to view photos, class descriptions, and prices.

Please call Suzanne at 817-266-3085 with questions and class sign-ups. We hope you will join us at the studio for NEW classes with talented artists and teachers.
    I’m home from Africa and  ‘nesting’ at home…  catching up on emails, finishing my sketchbook, and being calm is the way I recover from a long trip. I’m planning a get-together to share photos, tales of the adventures, and my sketchbook with you.

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BIG Studio Artists / Student Art Show at The Bonny Studio and Encaustic Center

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Saturday, October 29th, 2016
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


*Demos in Encaustic Wax painting by Deanna Wood
*Works of Art in oil, acrylic, charcoal, pencil, mixed media, inks and encaustic paint!
*Food and wine too!
*Come see what we’re all about! Many thanks to all of the wonderful participants:
Alfred Graham, Alice Redding, Anne Turner Beletic, Beth Maultsby, Betty Miller, Blandina Gauglitz, Bonnie Tollefson, Carol Dingman, Carol Fink, Carol Lewis, Charles Keenan, Cheri Hamilton, Clarice Ann Dorst, Debbie Rifkin, Deborah Mushock, Fred Smith, Ginger Cruikshank, Gloria Drumm, Jean Caudle, Jeanne C. Neal, Julia Bonar, Julie Beth Wileman, Kathy Aldridge, Ki Watkins, Linda McCarley, Linda Nutt, Linda Slaughter, Maria Garcia, Marilyn Stokes, Marti Holman, Mary Alice Binion, Mary Cox, Pam Elins, Patricia Allen, Pat Hurst, Patricia McMillan, Patti Weinbrenner, Rachel Rothstein, Ralph Soto, Randall S Box, Renee Pryor, Richard Cox, Richard Miller, Ron Thierbach, Shayema Rahim, Susan Lott, Susan Paulson Clark, Victoria Neary and MORE!
Please join us! The show is open to the public and free of charge.
The studios are next door to one another in The Camelot Shopping Center.
Bonny Leibowitz
The Bonny Studio
www.thebonnystudio.com

580 W. Arapaho Rd. #262
Richardson, TX. 75080
214-405-5993
thebonnystudio@bonnyleibowitz.com
 

The Encaustic Center
www.theencausticcenter.com

580 W.Arapaho Rd. #271
Richardson, TX. 75080
Schedule
Bonny Leibowitz
bonny@theencausticcenter.com
214-405-5993

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9×12 Works on Paper Show call for entries

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The FWCAC announces an open call for entries: 2016 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show December 2-27, 2016.  Artworks on or of paper or paper products may be any size, but MUST fit in a 9 x 12 envelope; folded, 3D or multi-part OK.  Unmatted, unframed photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, cast or folded paper or digital prints OK (other materials attached-OK). Original artworks only; no reproductions.  Put artist’s name, address, title & date of work and medium on back.  No entry form.  Open to all artists – no age or geographical restrictions.  All artwork is shown – no jury.  Entry fee is $5US/piece; 6 entries max.  Postmark deadline November 15, 2016.  All artwork for sale for $100US; artist gets 75%.  Unsold works with SASE will be mailed by Jan 31. Send entries, entry fee by check or M.O. or PayPal to 9 x 12, FWCAC, 1300 Gendy, Ft Worth, TX 76107. Prospectus: http://www.fwcac.com/images/9x12prospectus2016.pdf

  • November 15, 2016: Postmark Deadline
  • December 2, 2016: Reception, 6 – 9PM
  • December 2 – 28, 2016: Exhibition
  • January 31, 2017: Checks & unsold works mailed

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TWU Graduate Open Studios – October 18

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TWU’s MFA students will open their studios to the public from 11am to 2pm on Tuesday, October 18th.

Location: Patio Building, Courtyard – Directions to the Fine Arts Building
Admission: Free

Come see the space and meet the artists. Lunch provided!

For more about the TWU Visual Arts program: http://www.twu.edu/visual-arts

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Harvest Art Exhibit: Call for Artists

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Art Exhibition from Oct 31st- Dec 3rd. http://friscodiscoverycenter.com/index.php/frisco-art-gallery/

The Frisco Art Gallery is looking for artists with a desire to exhibit any two-dimensional works.

Submission deadline is Monday, Oct. 10.

A $30 entry fee per artist is required. Artists may submit up to 5 pieces.

To submit work, send .jpegs of individual works to dhill@friscotexas.gov.

Work must be titled with artist’s name.

Artist will be notified of their acceptance on or before Saturday, Oct. 22.

Upon acceptance:

Artist agreement must be completed

List: artist, title, size, media, description, and price attached to back of work.

To meet gallery requirements, work must be ready-to-hang for Arakawa Railing System (wire on back is best).

  • Drop off date will be Sunday, Oct. 30 between 10am-12pm.

Entry fee ($30) due by drop off date. Check or credit card only. No cash. Checks made out to “City of Frisco”

  • Pick up will be Sunday, Dec. 4 between 12pm-2pm.

 

Artist Agreement and Entry Form

For more information contact dhill@friscotexas.gov or call 972-292-6651

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This Must Be the Place Oct. 1 at Grackle Art

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This Must be the Place, Grackle Art Gallery. This is a reunion of some of the artists that participated in the F6 Gallery that was formed in a warehouse in Arlington in 2007. Everyone is invited to come see what they are creating ten years later.

Art in various media by Jessica Fuentes, Vanessa Lerma, Adam Werner, Jeremy Biggers, Joe Art, Cody Phillips, Carlos DonJuan, John Worley, Jeru Gabriel, Matt Sacks, Jeremy Joel, Kris Swenson, David Yubeta, Jessica Cazobon, Mandylopandy, and Mike Moffatt. Music TBD.

Sat Oct 1, 7-11 pm. 4621 El Campo, Fort Worth TX 76107. Free.

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Free Workshop: The Basics of Illustration by Erica Guajardo Sept. 30

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Hosted in partnership with Little D Markets

Commerce Street Night Market (map)

444 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX, 75202

Bring out your inner artist! Dallas artist Erica Guajardo brings a multitude of experience as a public and gallery artist to the upcoming Commerce Street Night Market. Join Erica for an interactive lesson on the basics of illustration. Participants will create a free style painting using simple techniques taught by Erica. Create your own masterpiece, take it home, and display it in your own personal Louvre!

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Erica Guajardo is an Oak Cliff based artist who specializes in bold designs across public and gallery spaces, and textiles/handbags. She holds degrees in printmaking and interior design, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from UTA.  In 2014, she was selected as one of the artists to participate in the “Parking Meter Project” in Deep Ellum.  Along with that, she has painted in nearly 100 different venues and festivals, and instructed “painting with a twist classes” in the metroplex.

Registration is limited to 20 students. Registrants must arrive by 6:55 PM. Spots will be given up to those on a waiting list after 6:55 PM. 

Registration is Free! Reserve your space now! http://knowhowdallas.com/classes/2016/9/11/the-basics-of-illustration-by-erica-guajardo

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“Not All Who Wander are Lost,” a presentation by Artist Gail Cope at the VAST October 6th Meeting

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You are invited to “Not All Who Wander are Lost,” a presentation by Artist Gail Cope at the Visual Arts Society of Texas’ (VAST) monthly meeting on October 6th, from 7 – 9 p.m, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton.

“Not All Who Wander are Lost” will reveal how a lifetime of travel and study have influenced Cope’s art. In addition, she will discuss the techniques developed on her way to becoming dotty, or as she likes to call it, “A Neopointilist.”
Gail Cope: Artist Statement

Curiosity and inventiveness have long been hallmarks of my work in the classroom and now in my paintings. One of my goals at the graduate level is to incorporate the experimentation with layers, bubbles, pointillism and media with meaning, symbolism and philosophy. After more than six decades of living, the lessons learned show in the works; the layers are complicated, overlapping and difficult to separate.
Inspiration comes from studying past and modern masters as well as reading philosophy and comparative religious texts. The labyrinth is a visible representation of the journey of life for many cultures and certainly is part of my work. The layering of structure over chaos plays a role in representing the attempt of the mind to bring some sense and insight into the apparently random and disordered universe.
Layering different media with a variety of images evokes the overwhelming glut of information and images from modern technology. Learning to focus on the important, relevant and meaningful makes a painting evocative of the struggles facing all humans. If the artist can find the quiet spaces among the loud and jumbled places, then there is hope.

Gail Cope received her M.F.A. from Texas Woman’s University in 2013. To find out more about Gail, see: www.gailcopearts.com

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests. http://vastarts.org

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No Arms, No Legs, Hangs on the Wall – Group Show at the Grackle

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Grackle Art Gallery – “No Arms, No Legs, Hangs on the Wall” – works in various media by Joe Art, Carlos Baz, Eddie Brassart, Ray Broadbent, Scott Fletcher, Steve Gall, Shasta Haubrich, Aaron Hutchinson, Jeremy Joel, Neal Langham, JimRay Scott, Carl Smith, Ryan Stewart, Marcus Sykes, Katelyn Townsend and Diana Urbina. Live music by Rebecca Jozwiak, Ashley Myrick and spoken word by “Sin”.

Sat Sept 10, 7-11pm.

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4621 El Campo, FW. Free. 817-615-0681.  http://grackleartgallery.com/

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Sam Ivie: Pursuance of Image reception Aug. 18 at UNT on the Square

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UNT on the Square presents an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Sam Ivie from August 15th-September 3rd, 2016. There are 30-40 images in this show, which is the largest number of images ever presented by the artist to the public.  The opening reception for the exhibit is on Thursday, August 18th, 6:00-7:30pm.

Address: 109 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201

 

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Oil Painting Workshop for Adults with Chris Brandley

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This workshop takes place in the beautiful, historic town of Grapevine, Texas September 16 & 17, 2016.

Our 2 days together will include step by step demonstrations, one on one individual easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings.

I use the “Alla Prima” method of painting (working wet into wet) and I will teach you how to layer with transparent and opaque oils, and how to keep your paints from getting muddy. We will work on technique, color mixing, composition, light, and brush strokes. Students will learn to see “Impressionistically” and explore to ability to “suggest” rather than “render” the subject.

Come prepared to have a relaxing, fun-filled learning experience. This class is for all levels of painting from beginners to advanced! For more information and to register, click here.

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July Classes at Sparks Studio in Arlington

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Join us for an inspiring art class
Sign up today…   817-266-3085

for a complete description, go to SparksStudioArt.com

Monday Night Painting with Barbara McFarland – all media  6:30 – 8:30 pm – $20
FloraBunda Stars with Suzanne McNeillTuesday July 12  –  1:00 – 3:30 – $25
(and Monday August 15 – 10:00 to 12:30)
Etching on Copper with Sibling Rivalry – Sat. July 16  –  9:00 – 3:00 – $85
Run with Scissors, Play with Paint with Cindy Shepard – Sat July 23  – 10:00 – 12:00

FALL GALLERY NIGHT  –  OPEN PARTY AND VIEWING
Saturday  Septemer 10  –  3:00 to 9:00 pm
        To be put on the class roster, call  Suzanne at 817-266-3085,  or email Suzanne at suzannebmcneill@hotmail.com.  A seat in any class can be reserved with a deposit (via credit card, call Suzanne – or send a check to our mailing address:  Sparks Studio Art, 1809 Elm Crest Drive, Arlington, TX 76012)
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Tuesday – July 12
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Saturday – July 16
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Saturday – July 23

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Non Pixelated opens July 2 at the Bath House

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Non Pixelated: The Persistence of Painting in the Digital Age

 

 July 2-30, 2016

 Reception with the Artists: Saturday, July 2, 2016 (7-9 PM)

Featuring the work of eighteen DFW painters, the Non Pixelated exhibition explores the unceasing relevance of the traditional medium of painting in the context of our contemporary digital age. The exhibition includes the work of artists who, for the most part, have chosen not to shift completely from their use of analogue painting techniques to the more widely accessible mass digital media.

Unlike other exhibitions where the art pieces adhere to a certain theme or stylistic direction, the Non Pixelated show focuses mainly on presenting a collection of highly imaginative artwork that serves as irrefutable evidence that painting remains an enduring, vibrant, and ever-present form of art in a world that seems to be inundated and enthralled by digital imagery. The art pieces in this exhibition make a determined and resounding statement that the contribution of painting to the world of art continues to be, and will continue to be for a long time to come, of utmost prominence.

Non Pixelated includes paintings by Rita Barnard, Sarah Barnett, Awadh Baryoum, Bernard Bortnick, S. Chuck McCarter, Justin Clumpner, Ray-Mel Cornelius, Steve Danner, Jacque Forsher, Gale Gibbs, Duke Horn, Karen Jacobi, Darrell Madis, Alexa Mason, Julia McLain, Ruben Miranda, Monica Moody, and Madelyn Sneed.

The exhibition was curated by Enrique Fernández Cervantes.

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Natural Impressions: Recent Artwork by Cecilia Thurman
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Through October 1, 2016

Meet the Artist: Saturday, July 2, 2016(7-9 PM)

The White Rock Lake Museum, housed inside the Bath House Cultural Center, presents Natural Impressions, an exhibition of recent paintings by Cecilia Thurman.

Cecilia Thurman is a painter and a printmaker who lives in Dallas, near White Rock Lake. The acrylic on paper paintings featured in the Natural Impressions exhibition are the artist’s most recent body of work. The new series refers to Cecilia’s tremendous and abiding love of nature, which is unquestionably a constant theme that can be seen in many of her prints and paintings. The goal of the imagery, according to the artist, is to evoke the feeling of elements found in nature, and to express the poetry and mystery of the land that we all share.

Visit Cecilia’s website at www.ceciliathurman.blogspot.com

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The Bath House Cultural Center is the home of the White Rock Lake Museum. The museum’s mission is to preserve and present the human and natural history of White Rock Lake Park and its surrounding environment.

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Bath House Cultural Center • (214) 670-8749www.bathhousecultural.com

The Bath House Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. The center is dedicated to fostering the growth, development and quality of multi-cultural arts within the City of Dallas. The center emphasizes innovating visual and performing arts as well as other multi-discipline events throughout the year. Funding for the Bath House Cultural Center is provided by the City of Dallas, with additional support from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

LOCATION AND HOURS:

The Bath House Cultural Center is located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake at the end of Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. at 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. The center is open until 10:00 PM on nights with theatre performances. For general information about cultural programs at the Bath House Cultural Center, please call (214) 670-8749 or visit the center’s website athttp://www.bathhousecultural.com

 

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THE THIRTEEN MOST BEAUTIFUL… COLLECTIVE SHOW reception June 18 at CYDONIA

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DALLAS – CYDONIA is pleased to announce its thirteenth exhibition: THE THIRTEEN MOST BEAUTIFUL… FEATURING FRANCES BAGLEY AND INTRODUCING JAYCE SALLOUM, MONICA TAP, CONRAD VENTUR, AND SUN YOU. THE EXHIBITION OPENS SATURDAY, JUNE 18 AND CLOSES ON SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2016.

FRANCES BAGLEY AND CONRAD VENTUR WILL BE PRESENT FOR THE RECEPTION ON SATURDAY, JUNE 18 FROM 6 TO 8PM

When the duration of suspension supersedes the moment, we are able to reflect on the representation of those qualities of life that engage us. Beyond mere seduction, beauty as agency functions as a wellspring of fascination and contemplation. The synthesis of dialogical opposites, surface and meaning, create an alternative portrait unbound from convention. In 13 Most Beautiful, Brooklyn-based artist Conrad Ventur revisits and records Warhol’s subjects 45 years after the original footage was taken. For Ventur, utopia is found in people, not destinations. Participation, in all its forms, must be an emotional journey. People transport us. Unlike Warhol, he is not consumed with fame and celebrity. Ventur unhinged the personas Warhol flattened. He humanized them through the development of real, sincere relationships with those filmed. Warhol’s Screen Tests were the origins of what we have come to know as reality television. Ventur attempts to clarify that history, its staging and curation.

Through thirteen individual works of art, five artists unmask diverse attitudes about pleasure for the eyes. Instead of grouping together art illustrating Kant’s definition, beauty as the action between an object and the brain, as embedded with moral value,Thirteen Most Beautiful wanders down alternative paths where beauty is exploited as a tool. The works escape classical notions of exoticism borne from the “second” sex or the myth of the woman. Beauty is not the message; beauty is the medium in a show dominated by photography and sculpture.

 

A large-scale photo installation of flowers by Lebanese-Canadian Jayce Salloum serves as a second anchor of the exhibition. Salloum’s photography and its documentary traditions work in conjunction with typologogy. “[A]rt – its making, curation, and dissemintation – becomes one of many means of achiving” and deeper ontological inquiry. 1 For Salloum, flower collection 2004 – 2016 represents notions of ‘the natural,’ of our relations to nature and beauty. Photography functions as a process to reflect on how to begin to understand notions of what is natural and beautiful. His photos attempt to create some sense out of “an ‘imitation of life’ that never comes close enough.” Where does this sense of longing come from?

Poetic, painted images of photographic snapshots by Canadian Monica Tap generate soft observation. Sculptures by Brooklynite Sun You charm by employing beauty tropes while being composed out of meaningless materials found in junk shops and hardware stores. Dallas-based Frances Bagley’s bronze Cleopatra’s Collar commands a presence without ever directly representing female anatomy. The Thirteen Most Beautiful… presents the results of engaging beauty for more than its façade.

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THE THIRTEEN MOST BEAUTIFUL COLLECTIVE SHOW OPENS ONSATURDAY, JUNE 17 AND RUNS UNTIL SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2016.

CYDONIA is a contemporary art gallery dedicated to supporting careers of emerging artists whose practices have cultural and historical insight, conceptual rigor, or they are an original voice within their generation. CYDONIA programming unites our stable and supporters through co-operative practices that underlie an imperative towards posterity. We value art as a cultural good related to praxis and discourse. The gallery is open 11AM – 5PM Tuesday through Friday and from Noon – 5PM on Saturday.

For more information, please contact info@cydoniagallery.com, call 214-296-4848, or visit www.cydoniagallery.com

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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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Creative Arts Center of Dallas Summer Classes & Workshops

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Summer registration is now open!  There will be two 6-week sessions and classes begin the week of May 31.  Click HERE to register.

http://www.creativeartscenter.org/

The Creative Arts Center of Dallas offers ongoing weekly studio classes or one-time workshops in a wide range of visual arts. Ours is the largest community-based visual arts education programs in the city, offering more than 500 classes for teens and adults throughout the year.

Whether you are a novice, emerging artist or a working artist or have an interest in traditional fine art, contemporary art or fine craft, CAC has the perfect class or workshop for you.

  • Books & Paper Arts
  • Ceramics
  • Clay Sculpture
  • Creative Writing
  • Drawing
  • Foundations & Creativity
  • Glass
  • Leather
  • Jewelry & Small Metals
  • Mosaic
  • Painting
  • Photography & Digital Media
  • Sculpture
For more information on classes and workshops available this session or to register online, click here: http://www.creativeartscenter.org/  Tel: 214-320-1275
Email: info@creativeartscenter.org

 

2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228

In addition to other benefits detailed on our Become a Member page, a membership entitles you to a $30 discount for all classes or workshops you take in the year after you sign up for membership. Your membership is completely tax-deductible.

 

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Craft Guild of Dallas Summer Session starts June 6 – REGISTER NOW

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The Craft Guild of Dallas is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing arts and craft instruction for almost 70 years. We offer year-round classes and workshops for adults, from the beginner to the advanced, taught in the disciplines of metalsmithing, pottery, glass, bookbinding, painting, drawing, fiber arts, leather working and other traditional arts. Students explore and create in new, professionally-equipped studios. Our summer courses include specially designed classes for children and young adults. Membership is open to the public. http://www.craftguildofdallas.org/

972-490-0303 info@craftguildofdallas.com

New Location! Valley View Center, located at 635 & Preston.

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LuminArté Fine Art Gallery is Presents: “Geometric Abstractions” May 21st-July 2nd 2016 – Opening Reception-May 21st 7-10:00pm

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LuminArté Fine Art Gallery is Presents: “Geometric Abstractions” May 21st-July 2nd 2016 – Opening Reception – May 21st 7-10:00pm

Geometric Abstraction is a form of abstract art based on the use of geometric forms sometimes though not always, placed in non-illusionistic space and combined into non-objective (non-representational) compositions. “Geometric Abstractions” comprises works by three artists, featured artist Paul Lorenz, Judith Seay and Angelo DeFilippo.

Artist Talk with Paul Lorenz – May 22nd at 3:00 pm will provide insight into his Graphite drawings from his years studying architecture, his drawings depict abstraction in its purest form, geometry. Paul was born in Chicago and studied oil painting at Art Institute of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley and later the International School of Art in Italy (under Nicolas Carone and Irving Petlin).

 

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April 17th ART Program; Marina May – Hand Painted Rocks

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Sunday, April 17, 2016, 2pm

Rowlett Community Centre • 5300 Main, Rowlett

Marina May – Hand Painted Rocks

Turn the common into something unusual and artistic

Marina May is an IT professional and lives and works in Dallas. Five years ago she discovered an incredible form of art – Painting on Rocks. Now it is her passion, her hobby and her part time business.

To Marina, rock painting is an especially good technique for rediscovering your dormant abilities. With a little guidance, people of all levels of ability can experience the magic of “bringing stones to life”. She uses natural, non-manufactured rocks and acrylic paints to create realistic paintings on smooth rock “canvases,” giving this style of painting a truly unique creativity.

LEARN A NEW MEDIA

at this Demo/Workshop; Members FREE and guests $5.00.

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To contact Marina; paintingonrocks@yahoo.com, or her web site at; http://www.paintingonrocks.net.

You are welcome to bring your own rock, though all materials will be supplied. Please bring a snack to share, and if you are interested in joining  A.R.T., we would love to have you as a member. ALL visual art medias are accepted and demonstrated, including painting and drawing media, photography, 3D – sculpture, pottery, etc, art jewelry, and digital art. Please go to our web site to download membership form, or call Donna Monroe at: 214-914-7411.

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Creative Arts Classes at the Dallas Arboretum

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Creative Arts classes at the Dallas Arboretum give you an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a number of fun and inspired classes.  http://www.dallasarboretum.org/education/adult-programs/creative-arts-classes

Using the garden for inspiration, these classes let you expand your creative skills and bring out your imaginative side. For more general information about adult classes, visit the Adult Programs main page. Please contact education@dallasarboretum.org with additional questions.

Class topics: fused glass, watercolor, collage, dyeing, plein air painting, mosaics, calligraphy

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Fused Art Glass: Kiln Carved Glass
Saturday, April 16
This spring, whet your appetite for this versatile and magical medium with Larry Pile, instructor at Kessler Craftsman & Creative Arts Center. Using thick ceramic fiber paper, you will cut a design in relief, select transparent kiln glass and make a colorful and dimensional curved plate or flat tile in kiln glass. Get fired up to make stunning pieces

 

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