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Art In Grief April 21


Please join Art Is Life Studio for Art in Grief, an event artfully honoring the grieving process from 6-10 p.m. April 21 at Yeager Office Suites of Plano.

This show is an intimate event about working through the process through several art mediums and experiences. Our schedule of events includes a writing workshop, spoken word, guided meditation, and music. All materials will be provided for the workshop. Certified grief recovery specialist Linda Jones, The Writing Doula, will also be speaking about the misconceptions of the stages of grief. The wonderfully talented Lorynn the Redhead will be performing.

Current artist list includes:

Brassfly Studio
Janelle Twyford-Silvis
Myriah Garcia
Marilyn Vicente
Penelope Berg Paintings
Samax Amen
Sierra Barnes

Tickets are $12 at the door which includes a ticket for drawings. Light refreshments will be provided. Hope to see you there!

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100+ MILLION MISSING Traveling Art Exhibit


11,000 Pairs of Handmade Baby Booties Go on Display in Dallas to Launch 100+ MILLION MISSING Traveling Art Exhibit

Exhibit features baby booties handmade by at-risk women in 30 developing countries 

100+ MILLION MISSING is a traveling art exhibit to raise awareness of gendercide and to combat the extreme devaluation of women that leads to gendercide. The exhibit will feature 11,000 pairs of handmade baby booties, each pair representing 10,000 “missing” women and girls due to gendercide. Demographic scholars estimate 100 million to 125 million females are missing in the world today. The booties are the work of 500 women from women’s cooperatives in 30 developing countries. Many of the cooperatives were formed by nonprofits to help vulnerable women by providing them fair pay for work. The women used their income from making the baby booties to buy better food, medical care and schooling for their children. Dallas area high school students and knitting groups also contributed.  

An “Artists Respond” section will highlight artwork produced by professional, gallery-exhibited artists from Dallas-Fort Worth and the international community, including gendercide-affected countries. Gendap.org requested the artists to offer their personal responses to gendercide and to the baby bootie installation.  

See photos and a walk-through video.

Exhibit runs daily February 10 through February 15, 11am to 6pm

Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas Arts District

1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

Gendercide Awareness Project

Beverly Hill, President & Founder, 214-924-3143



The United Nations Population Fund estimates that currently 100-125 million women and girls are missing in the world due to sex-selective abortions, female infanticide, gross neglect of girls, preventable maternal death, and lack of food and shelter for older women.

The Gendercide Awareness Project began in early 2011 when founder Beverly Hill of Dallas, Texas, recruited a team of volunteers to raise awareness about the little-known problem of gendercide. From 2011 to 2016 the Gendercide Awareness Project, a Dallas-based 501(c)3 charity focused on preventing gendercide, has educated the public while raising funds to purchase 11,000 pairs of baby booties. The organization focuses on two initiatives:

  1. For Women:  To provide modest financial support to at-risk women by commissioning baby booties from women’s cooperatives overseas, paying fair prices. To date, that income has allowed the women to provide 4,000 nourishing family meals — roughly 20,000 substantial individual meals.
  2. For Girls: To send at-risk girls to school in developing countries by supporting five schools for girls (or scholarship programs for girls) in Cambodia, Nepal, India, Uganda, and Guatemala. Each girl receives instruction, room, board (3 meals per day), health care, uniforms, and school supplies. 

Educating at-risk girls and empowering women with fair pay for work is critical to ending gendercide


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FOCUS: Lorna Simpson at THE MODERN



The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents

FOCUS: Lorna Simpson  

November 19, 2016 – January 15, 2017


The FOCUS series is organized by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for the Director’s Council, a group that supports acquisitions at the Museum. The series features three solo exhibitions annually, organized by Assistant Curator Alison Hearst. FOCUS exhibitions are open to the public and are included in general museum admission: $10 for adults; $4 for seniors (60+) and students with identification; free for children 12 and under; free for Modern members. 
Since the beginning of her career in the mid-1980s, Lorna Simpson has become known for her conceptual photographs and videos that question the nature of representation, and challenge historical and preconceived views of racial and sexual identity. Rooted in her longstanding interest in photography and photographic collage, Simpson’s recent paintings incorporate found imagery, often taken from AP photographs and vintage magazines, which the artist overpaints and divides across several panels. These paintings continue to investigate identity, while also confronting current events both public and private. FOCUS: Lorna Simpson is the first museum exhibition to feature the artist’s acrylic, ink, and silkscreened paintings.
One motif featured consistently throughout the all-new works created for FOCUS: Lorna Simpson is photographs of women taken from issues of Ebony magazine from the 1950s to 1970s. On Ebony, Simpson states, “For me, the images hearken back to my childhood, but are also a lens through which to see the past fifty years in American history.” For this exhibition, the Ebony images are collaged with dissimilar Associated Press photos featuring natural elements, such as fire, water, and ice, which often signal disaster and upheaval (either natural or manmade), as seen in her largest works to date, Famous Statue Damn and Famous Statue Volcano [both 2016]. These two paintings have a mirrored foreground image that features a woman’s head from a wig ad placed on a nude female sculpture; however, the works have disparate backgrounds – one illustrates an overflowing dam, while the other depicts a smoking volcano. Taken out of their original editorial or advertising contexts, the images are combined and abstracted to create new meaning. Famous Statue Damnsuggests the recent floods in Haiti, and the smoke cloud in Famous Statue Volcano connects to the plumes from riots following police brutality past and present that Simpson has more explicitly illustrated in other related works from this year.
Another series in the exhibition features close-ups of the heads of women from wig ads in Ebony magazine. In place of their hair are spiky ice formations, as seen in Head on Ice #2, 2016. Ice repeats in several of the works and is symbolic of endurance. As Simpson states, “It’s like this notion of the persistence needed for living under ice – one cannot survive in the cold, but then, don’t we live in intolerable, impossible political times and expect to survive?”
Lorna Simpson was born in Brooklyn, where she continues to live and work. She received a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts, New York, and an MFA in visual arts from the University of California, San Diego. Simpson has exhibited extensively, both nationally and internationally, including recent solo exhibitions at the Jeu de Paume, Paris; Brooklyn Museum; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Simpson has participated in distinguished international exhibitions such as Documenta 8 and 11, Kassel, Germany, and the 44th and 56th Venice Biennales; in 1990, she was the first African-American woman to exhibit work in the Venice Biennale.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
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Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm

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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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Art Exhibit: Seasonal Color – Kim Collins | Marie Maines | Ray Maines


Kim Collins | Marie Maines | Ray Maines

This exhibition features small works by Kim Collins – Acrylic paintings, Marie Maines – Pastel drawings, and Ray Maines – Photography. From loosely rendered, but recognizable pastel landscapes, to abstract interpretations of nature, these artists explore aspects of the outdoors with lush color and expressive mark-making. There is something for any aesthetic preference, and is an excellent opportunity to select a gift for those on your list with discriminating taste.


This exhibition will be on display through the end of December. We invite you to join us for a complimentary reception on Friday, December 9th from 6 to 8pm. To see some of the images, please visit the website – www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com.




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A Double-Feature Weekend at Artists’ Showplace Gallery: Nov. 11 & 12


Just in time for the holidays, Artists’ Showplace Gallery presents a double-feature weekend.

The merriment begins with our annual Holiday Jewelry Trunk Show on Friday, November 11, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Featured jewelry artists will be on hand to show their latest work. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Then, on Saturday, November 12, we invite everyone back to the gallery for our Fall Fine Art Auction, where collectors will find extraordinary work by Modern Masters like Dali and Miró, international artists, and emerging local artists. The afternoon fun includes live music, wine and light refreshments.


Auction preview hours are 10:00 to 6:00 on Thursday and Friday, and from 1:00 to 3:00 on Saturday. The auction begins promptly at 3:00.

15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248




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JM Gallery: Reception Nov. 5 – Jay Bailey, Doug Gray, and Susan Perkins


Join JM Gallery Saturday, November 5th from 5 until 8 for an opening reception featuring work from Jay Bailey, Doug Gray, and Susan Perkins.

Jay Bailey, Doug Gray, and Susan Perkins work in different mediums, but they share a powerful aesthetic and vision. Each expresses volumes with just a few simple gestures. The vision they express with those gestures is one of hope in a world where people too often feel threatened and alone.

In Jay’s paintings and drawings, line and color coalesce into uneasy, conflicted figures that we see as embodiments of the “other” but also as reflections of ourselves—despite perceived differences, the human condition is shared.

Doug creates dramatic narratives in ceramics, using abstract avian forms to express the power of human connection in the face of anxiety and the unknown.

And Susan weaves fiber and paper into clean, calligraphic forms that both represent and embody the interconnected nature of our community; a community that is at once beautiful and damaged, yet inextricably bound together. We invite you to come enjoy the works of Jay, Doug, and Susan and to share with us in their vision.
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.
Our mailing address is:
JM Gallery
1722 Routh Street
Suite 106
Dallas, Tx 75201

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


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

580 W. Arapaho Rd. #262
Richardson, TX. 75080

The Encaustic Center

580 W.Arapaho Rd. #271
Richardson, TX. 75080
Bonny Leibowitz

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What the Plowman Hears: Mark Renner opens Oct. 4 at the FWCAC


What the Plowman Hears- Paintings, Prints and Drawings by Mark Renner

The FWCAC hosts an exhibition of new work by Mark Renner, October 4-29, 2016. There will be an opening reception Friday, October 7.


For more about the artist see his website  http://www.markrenner.net/


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Julieta Aguinaco: Mañana will be Another opens Sept. 24 at CYDONIA


CYDONIA is pleased to announce Julieta Aguinaco’s second solo exhibition in the United States:



Mañana will be Another explores the form and function, the arrangement and solutions of time. Merging the digital with the analog, the artist re-presents the majesty of the natural world. The exhibition is dominated by a video installation, Under the Cilatlatepetlt that was completed using over 8,000 individual photos of Citlaltepetlt, the largest volcano in Mexico. Taken during one 24-hour rotation of the earth, the time-lapse portrait documents dusk and dawn simultaneously. The viewer is submerged in between the two landscapes (two clocks) in an extraordinary composition alluding to cyclical forces that dictate life in our world.

The experience of this work is akin to philosopher Tim Morton’s concept of hyper- objects. Hyperobjects penetrate humans; they do not manifest at a specific time or place, rather they “emit” time. Our understanding of hyperobjects is realized through understandings and information extrapolated from other interactions.1

The show’s ambience is deceleration, then reprieve, and finally meditation. Mañana will be Another aims to reconcile the notion of impermanence and to juxtapose the accelerated “now” with bigger, slower systems. The exhibition includes paintings and silkscreened prints demonstrating how ways of measuring time, and not only time, can be aesthetically and symbolically reconfigured. Aguinaco explains: “Opening the experience of diverse time spans and durations deconstructs parts of fixed structures we are accustomed to ‘seeing,’ ‘naming,’ and ‘owning.’ This is an important first abstract step towards exiting an established horizon to re-imagine and re-invent the world in tangible and immediate fields: political, social, environmental, and even personal.”

The exhibition is supported by Patron Spirits Company.

Julieta Aguinaco holds an MFA in Art Praxis from the Dutch Arts Institute and a BFA in Painting from The National School of Painting, “La Esmeralda,” in Mexico City. In 2015, CYDONIA made its premier at abc | art berlin contemporary and featured the artist in a solo exhibition entitled The Limits of my World. She has exhibited in Denmark, the Netherlands, the UK, Iceland, Germany, Mongolia, Mexico, Brazil, and China. This October, Aguinaco will present a body of work at Art Toronto. The artist lives and works in Mexico City.


1 Tim Morton. (12 December 2012). What Does Hyperobjects Say? Available: http://ecologywithoutnature.blogspot.com/2012/12/what-does-hyperobjects-say.html

Image: Still of Under the Cilatlatepetlt, 2013, two-channel video installation, 8:30 looped, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the Artist and CYDONIA, Dallas.

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 with 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 Wednesday through Friday, Noon – 5PM on Saturday, and by prior arrangement. For more information, please contact info@cydoniagallery.com, call 214-296-4848, or visit www.cydoniagallery.com


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Jennifer Wagner – “On Center” at CINQ Dec. 12

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CINQ Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition by Texas based artist, Jennifer Wagner with an opening reception on Saturday, December 12th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The exhibition runs through January 14, 2016. The artists will be in attendance in the opening reception; and both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

Manipulating shadow, blur, and reflection is the centerpiece of Jennifer Wagner’s artistic practice.  Her mixed media work is a blend of plaster, acrylic paste, and powdered pigment.  These varied materials are forced repeatedly through masks, creating marks that often relate more closely to classic impressionism than to modern expressionism. By teasing an active form from this control mechanism, she reveals her visual idiom: “Creating freedom from control and randomness from organization”. Therefore, each form is an alter ego of the artist’s inner self. The patterns used in her work are gleaned from old world geometric decoration, often inspired by design motifs, such as quilts, kaleidoscopes, and mandalas.

The artist’s mark is more accurately described as “built up” versus painted.  Layers are applied, many times on both the forward and reverse side of an acrylic sheet or embedded within layers of resin and plaster, giving the work a delicate feel without losing a sense of action. When viewing Wagner’s work, there is visual depth at even the closest distance. What is being observed is light flowing beneath translucent layers, creating faint shadows beneath the upper visual layers.  Minimal yet complex in its execution, Jennifer Wagner’s work explores both artistic and emotional content.


Cinq Gallery
905 Dragon St
Dallas, TX 75207


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Opening Reception Oct. 10 for Lily Mirsky at Kamme


Opening Reception for Photographer Lily Mirsky.

October 10,2015 6:00- 9:00 Pm

Hear her inspiring story of coming to this country with nothing and becoming the amazing photographer she is. Be drawn into her beautiful, soulful works as they speak to your heart.

Enjoy an evening of art, food, wine and meet the artist. Free.

Show runs through November 14, 2015

Kamme Art Gallery 304 Bolivar, Sanger TX 76266


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Sasha Baskin, Melanie Millar and Fari Rahimi open August 1 at JM Gallery


Opening Reception with
August 1 // 5pm – 8pm
ABOUT SASHA BASKIN // Sasha Baskin, a weaver uses texture and shadow to create intricate portraits drawn from silk and Tencel on a loom. She received her Bachelors of FIne Art in Drawing from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014. In the fall of 2012, Baskin attended Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy where she focused on drawing, painting and High Renaissance Art History. She has participated in group exhibitions in Washington, D.C., Illinois, Maryland, Connecticut and Florence, Italy. 
ABOUT MELANIE MILLAR // Melanie Millar uses paintings to explore the nature of ornamentation, looking towards patterns on vessels, floral fabric designs and many other objects for inspiration. Millar received her BA from the University of Texas, and completed an MFA in painting and drawing at the University of North Texas. She has exhibited her work in solo exhibitions, group shows and juried competitions nationally. Her work is in private and corporate collections, as well as in the collection of the Museum of Fine Art, Houston. 
ABOUT FARI RAHIMI // Farhi Rahimi creates sculpture from steel, glass and paint. Heavily inspired by her upbringing in Iran, Rahimi creates “symbolic portraits of the interior feminine self”. Rahimi received her BFA in painting from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, and her MFA in sculpture from the University of North Texas in Denton. She has attended workshops and symposiums around the world and shown in numerous exhibitions in Texas, Florida, Arizona and New York.  
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. http://JMGallery.org

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Open Call for Rockin’ and Rollin’ Show


Open call for all artwork pertaining to music and automobiles. Submissions can be emailed to kamme_art@yahoo.com or brought by the gallery at 304 Bolivar, Sanger, TX 76266 through Aug 1. Photographs, paintings, sculptures, accepted.

Show runs from August 8- September 17, 2015 at the Kamme Art Gallery & Studio.. Any questions, please contact Kathleen at kamme_art@yahoo.com

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Featured Artist Jackie Railsback Show & Reception at Giddens Gallery

Jrailsback PROMO - Web Site

You are invited

July 15 – 25
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

July 18
6:00 PM till 9:00 PM
Enjoy Fine Art, Complimentary Wine and Hors d’oeuvres

Jackie Railsback
For details – http://goo.gl/uvJ8Wt

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

Jrailsback PROMO - Web Site

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JUNE FEATURED ARTIST SHOW & RECEPTION at Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine


You are invited
June Artists Show and Reception June 4 – 18
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am – 6:00pm

Featuring: Fran Chausse White
Reception Saturday, June 6,  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy Fine Art, Complimentary Wine and Hors d’oeuvres
For details: http://giddensgallery.com/june-6th-featured-artist-reception/

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

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LuminArte Presents: Exodus May 23 – June 20

untitled by Waleed Arshad

Exodus at LuminArte Gallery explores concepts related to diaspora, delving into issues of immigration, political exile and cultural identity.

Within this presentation of international artists, exhibiting paintings, photography and sculpture, the viewer has the opportunity to relate to each artist’s experiences of migration, isolation, assimilation and personal discovery. Whether the artwork depicts a fusion of icon and symbol, representations of traditional forms and artistic styles, or pure nonobjective abstraction, each artist draws from his or her creative evolution with the idea of developing a distinctive new interpretation of social coherence.

This dynamic exhibition of contemporary, international artist opens on May 23rd, with an artist reception from 7:00 – 10:00PM and runs through June 20th. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. http://www.luminarte.com/home.html

Exodus showcases renowned creative talents, including Cuban born artists Antonio Guerrero, Alejandro Leyva and Luis Delgado, who work out of Miami, Los Angeles and New York, respectively. Ukrainian painter, Andriy Halashyn lives and works in Costa Rica. The photographic work of New York artist, Bilo Hussein, includes a recent series of studies of women who have, like Hussein herself, experienced both gender inequality and cultural displacement. Bulgarian encaustic artist, Antoaneta Melnikova-Hillman is based in North Texas, as is abstract painter, Waleed Arshad, who through his vibrant and expressive paintings, transcended political exile and separation from his family and friends in Baghdad. Zahra Nazari and Sina Khosravi both emigrated from Iran to North America, with Zahra maintaining a studio in New York and Sina exhibiting internationally as both an Ontario based musician and visual artist. Born in Lebanon, Shirine Osseiran lives and works in London, and was a visiting lecturer at LuminArte Gallery during the 2014 edition of the Islamic Art Revival Series.

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LuminArte Presents: Terra Firma Architecture and Landscape May 9th – June 20th, 2015

LuminArte presents an international exhibition of paintings, photography and video ranging from plein air compositions to surreal landscapes and architectural abstractions.

This eclectic exhibition of artworks, depicting views of the natural world juxtaposed with cityscapes, opens on May 9th with an artist reception from 7:00 – 10:00PM and runs through June 20th. Artists include Jesus Barranco Mora, Jose Vincent Cascale, Alvin Gill-Tapia, Bonnie Teitelbaum, Al Wildey, Teri Starkweather, Michael Carlyle, Mark Ashton Vey, Norma Drimmer, Judith Seay, Jim Pescott and Richard Vaux. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

Mark Ashton Vey _Canyons
Based in Valencia, Spain, Jesus Barranco Mora and Jose Vincent Cascale both depict architecture and landscape in vibrant compositions, focused on the more sublime atmospheric elements that create awe inspiring depictions of our modern relationship between civilization and nature. In a similar fashion, Santa Fe artists Alvin Gill-Tapia and Bonnie Teitelbaum explore other stages of this experience, with Gill-Tapia illustrating the sensual, organic nature of Southwester adobe structures, while Teitelbaum embodies landscape through a more abstract expressionist mode, reminiscent of the painterly applications of J.M.W. Turner.

Within the plein air works of Mexico based artist, Michael Carlyle, we find references to Impressionism, expressed through dynamic brushstrokes and vibrant color schemes. Canadian artist, Jim Pescott takes the impressionist style to another level through his “dot paintings,” which are centered on light, shadows and colors; while the brightly hued, textural images by LA artist, Teri Starkweather promote a more serene, elegant vision of nature’s splendor.

As we descend further into abstraction, we find the archetypal landscapes of Richard Vaux. Based in New York, Vaux combines dry media such as charcoal with acrylic to create a vast, surreal horizon, combining elements of a spiritual imagery with grounded portrayals of the physical world. On the other side of the Surrealist spectrum are the animated scenes of British artist, Mark Ashton Vey. Vey began his career in the music industry as the front-man for the band, Rare Bird, which traveled worldwide and opened for such acts as The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd. Now living and working in Nice, France, Vey considers his style of painting “Art Musicalism” and has numerous international collectors, including Julian Lennon.

In the abstract photography of Michigan artist, Al Wildey, one can observe the hustle and bustle of modern life, as viewed through the lens of this experienced international photographer. The almost frantic perspective and overlay of imagery makes the architectural subject seem alive, pulsating and filled with movement. Norma Drimmer,a multimedia artist based in Berlin, Germany incorporates similar techniques while utilizing multiple images to form unearthly landscapes, produced by combining detailed forms with distant perspectives.

Dallas artist, Judith Seay is the metallic Matisse of the group, forming transcendental forests of gold and silver leaf. Inspired by natural colors, shapes and textures, Seay loves to combine elements to make a composition that is intriguing and meaningful.

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Donna Weber - Rotator

You are invited

Sun Drenched Color by Donna Weber

March 5 – 14
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am – 6:00pm

March 7
6:00 PM till 9:00 PM
Enjoy Fine Art, Complimentary Wine and Hors d’oeuvres

Donna Weber
For details – http://giddensgallery.com/march-artists-show-reception/

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



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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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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

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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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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.

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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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RMB Art Studio One Year Celebration April 19


Come join me during the Midtown Art Walk for my One Year Studio Anniversary!

Food Drinks and FUN!

Come participate for your chance to win free gifts, discount coupons, and AN ORIGINAL CUSTOM PAINTING!

This time around I am trying something different, all my original paintings will be at “Make your Offer” Pricing!

That’s right, come in, look around and when you see a Blaser original you like make me an offer!




Saturday, April 19, 2014 6-10 pm

Gallery At Midtown & Artist Studios
Valley View Center
13331 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75240

Web: www.GalleryAtMidtown.com

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2014 SPRING ART MART April 25 – 27


Friday, April 25 – Preview Reception (7-9 PM)

Saturday, April 26 (12-6 PM)

Sunday, April 27 (12-6 PM)– Silent auction bidding ends at 5 PM

521 E. Lawther Dr.,    Dallas, TX 75218    214-670-8749


Art Mart is a great place to find a special piece of art for yourself, family, and friends. Over fifty local and regional artists will offer their paintings, photographs, pottery, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and other creations. The Art Mart and silent art auction benefit the Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center, an organization that supports year-round visual and performing arts programs at the cultural center. The Art Mart features art, music, demonstrations by artists, and great food vendors. Purchases benefit everyone: The lucky owner will take home one-of-a-kind artwork, while local artists and arts lovers will be able to continue enjoying the arts at the neighborhood cultural center on White Rock Lake.

ARTISTS: Cindy Bagwell, Mae Beck (art by Arthello Beck, Jr.), George Boyd, Shirley Boyd, Hayden Brown, Jan Byron, Nancy Cecco, Pamela Cleveland, Rebecca Day, Dan Dudley, Lori Dudley, Oscar Duran, Barbara J. Erickson, Fred Gardner, Essie P. Graham, Debra Susan Gross, Rebecca Guy, Tricia Hicks, Shelli Hoggarth, Bobbie Howard, Cindy Kelley, Debra Lalumia, Audrey Legatowicz, Carolina Locker, Caleb Massey, Laurie McClurg, Mick McGill, Rosario Mendoza, Jennifer Monét Conley, Linda Moore, Louise Murdock, Cathy Neumeyer, Melia Newman, Sharon O’Callaghan Shero , Teresa Parsons, Lisa Payne, Eva Peña, Christine Pincetin-Johnstone, Bob Quaglia, Adelle Read, Gail Roberts, Linda L. Rodriguez, Elisabeth Schalij, Hans Schnitzler, Cat Tatsch, Hector Teran, Dave Unger, Sheila Unger, Marilee Vergati Haynes, and Debra Worrell Hernandez, and students from the Bath House after-school art program.

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LuminArte Gallery hosts a Preview Reception of Jim Lively’s Sterling Vineyards Red Wine Paintings

LuminArte Gallery hosts a Preview Reception

Saturday, March 8, 2014, from 7pm to 10pm

of Jim Lively’s Sterling Vineyards Red Wine Paintings

A Pinot Noir Blend_2011 Sterling Pinot Noir_Acrylic_16inby16in canvas

Who could imagine attending an art exhibition at a prominent art gallery, if wine were not served? Wine is an essential component to enjoying and experiencing art. Sterling Vineyards and and LuminArte Gallery represented artist, Jim Lively are “partnering” to take the relationship of wine and art to the next level where wine actually becomes part of the creative process in making art.  Recently, Lively experimented with using wine as a medium for various figurative and abstract paintings in his new “Red Wine” series of paintings.  When the experimentation with the use of wine proved to be successful, he thought of approaching selected vineyards with the concept of incorporating exclusively one vineyard’s wine in a series of paintings.  When Lively pitched the idea to Sterling Vineyards, it was onboard and invited Lively to exhibit ten of his paintings from the new “Sterling Vineyards” series of red wine paintings during the 2014 Napa Valley Art in April from April 1 to April 30, 2014.  Along with Lively’s paintings, Sterling Vineyards will be exhibiting artworks by San Francisco artist Vaso Peritos , the “Story of a Winery” exhibition by Ansel Adams and selected pieces from the Sterling Vineyards Private Art Collection. Sterling Vineyards, 1111 Dunaweal Ln,Calistoga, CA 94515, www.sterlingvineyards.com.

Visitors to LuminArte Gallery are invited to preview the Sterling Vineyards series of red wine paintings before they are exhibited at Sterling Vineyards as part of the Napa Valley Arts in April. Lively’s other paintings from his “Red Wine” series will be also be on exhibit in his Studio 1 at LuminArte Gallery, 1727 E. Levee Street, Dallas, Texas 75207, www.luminarte.com.

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Midtown ARTwalk Jan. 18


MidTown ARTwalk promotes local visual art and artists in a wide range of mediums and artistic style, including painting, sculpture, metal art, handmade jewelry, fiber art, photography, pottery, and glass works.

Live music by The Gary Land Band

Mike Graham playing Live in GMT.

SkyPony Studio is celebrating the Chinese Year of the Horse.
Horses, Heart and Soul will be joining us. Author and entrepreneur, Sara Willerson , LCSW will be in attendance signing her book.
Sara specializes in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy for children and adults.

Featured artist Frida Kahlo is opening at Slant Gallery.

“Circus Freaks”, A plucky band of versatile variety vaudevillians who mix improvisational theater, musical mayhem and big top talent for your circus entertainment.

MidTown ARTwalk is a fine art event that takes place the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Gallery At Midtown & Artist Studios, located inside Valley View Center, Dallas, Texas.

Gallery At Midtown & Artist Studios
Valley View Center
13331 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75240

Web: www.GalleryAtMidtown.com
Phone: (469)374-0491
Email: director@galleryatmidtown.com

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Midtown ARTwalk June 15


June 15, 2013
Gallery At Midtown & Artist Studios
Fine Art Galleries/20 Open Artist Studios

Over 100 Local Artists Represented Including:
Painting, Sculpture, Metal Art, Jewelry, Fiber Art, Photography, Pottery, and Glass Works.

Join us for an Eclectic night of Art, Entertainment and Spirits.
Live music by Cullen Mims
Join us the 3rd Saturday of Every Month at:

Gallery At Midtown & Artist Studios
Valley View Center
13331 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75240

Web: www.GalleryAtMidtown.com
Phone: (469)374-0491
Email: director@galleryatmidtown.com

Click link to join:

Midtown ARTwalk flyer

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1900 Elm St. Art exhibit in May


Paintings by Roberta Masciarelli, Robb Conover, and Ken O’ Toole at the 1900 Elm St window gallery, downtown Dallas throughout the month of May. (May 2/June 15)

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MidTown ARTwalk March 16


This third Saturday, marks our first MIDTOWN ARTwalk.
Partake in fine art, music, food, drink. Open artist studios, over 100 artists represented.
MARCH 16TH 6 – 10 PM
GALLERY AT MIDTOWN and Artists Studios
Valley View Center
13331 Preston Rd
Dallas, Tx 75240

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Waleed Arshad – The Vortex Between Light and Dark opens Feb.16

Waleed vortex

February 16 – March 2, 2013

The opening reception and musical performance will be held on February 16, 2013 from 7 – 10PM at LuminArte Gallery, located at 1727 E. Levee St. in the Dallas Design District.

The vortex between light and dark pulls us into a black hole of distraction, a state of delusion brought on by the narcotizing effects of modern consumer culture. An individual becomes lost, intoxicated by triviality, and gives up control in a spiritual void. This is a state of exile from our true selves, our creative selves. Waleed Arshad, in a collaborative exchange with Phirip Divine and BroucLeon, creates a presentation of art and music in the service of salvation through artistic expression. Saturday, February 16, 2013 7:00pm until 11:00pm at LuminArte Gallery, 1727 E. Levee St., Dallas, Texas 75207 View Map · Get Directions http://www.luminarte.com/home.html

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