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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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50 Years of Art & Love: the Peggy Nichols Collection at TVAA Downtown Gallery

TVAA Downtown Gallery ~ Art Exhibition

50 Years of Art & Love – 
The Peggy Nichols Collection
October 26 – November 16, 2017
About the Show:
For over 50 years, Peggy Nichols collected art to adorn the walls of her Dallas home. For her, it was never just about filling a void on a wall; it was about filling her heart with love and mind with joy. Art was a way to lift her spirits and cope with the realities of life after a hard day of work. Art was her escape. It was an emotional investment. A way to get lost in the imagination and worlds of so many artists that she adopted as her extended family. Her collection, which is comprised of mostly contemporary artists and photographers, unveils incredible moments in history and the risks artists take pursuing their craft. Works from these national and internationally acclaimed artists can be found in museums and galleries around the world. At 76, Peggy Nichols wants to share her collection with others in hopes that they too may see the love and joy that has filled her heart and mind for so many years. All work in this exhibition will be available for purchase.

Reception: November 4th, 2PM – 4PM

Contact: Gallery Director Deepa Koshaley @ tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com

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IAA Photography Competition Deadline Oct. 10

image: John Fernandez “Bos Tauri”, award winner in the IAA 16th National Animal Art Exhibition

The 1st Annual Irving Art Association Photography Competition is open to all DFW area residents. $2,000 in awards!

For complete entry details, see the prospectus: 2017 IAA Photography Prospectus

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be original photography, either film or digital. 
  • Any subject matter will be considered as acceptable, except nudes.
  • Submitted works must have been created in the last 2 years, and not accepted in a previous IAA Photography Exhibit.
  • Limit of three (3) entries per photographer.
  • Framed photography must not exceed 36″ x 36″, and weigh under 20 lbs.

ENTER ONLINE:

Digital images only: JPGs or PNGs with 300 pixels per inch resolution and a width and/or height maximum of 1800 pixels/6 inches. Maximum of 3MB. Image names: Last name of photographer, first name or initial, then title of photograph or entry no.

Submit your entry online with payment via PayPal in the amount of $35 ($25 for IAA members). No refunds.

REGISTER NOW

Calendar:

  • Entry Deadline Oct 10
  • Notification of acceptance Oct 15
  • Hand delivered entries Saturday, Oct. 28 10am – 2pm
    Jaycee Park Center for the Arts,
  • Exhibit opens Oct. 29
  • Reception & Awards Ceremony Sunday, Nov. 5 2 – 4 pm
  • Exhibit Closes Dec. 1
  • Art pick up Saturday, Dec. 2 10 – 2 pm
  • Traveling Exhibit Dec. 3 – Jan. 7, 2018 at the West Irving Library (optional)

 

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Hot Off The Press . . .from photographer Randy Ziegler

In Revelatory Moments I will be taking you on a pictorial journey over the years and share my thoughts, insights, and revelations during the moments of photo capture. This is not a technical photography book, but rather a guidepost for those who want to elevate their seeing.

Preview the book here:   REVELATORY MOMENTS

Author website

 

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The World Through My Lens: A Kaleidoscope of Photographs Around the World

“The World Through My Lens: A Kaleidoscope of Photographs Around the World” is an exceptional exhibit of the photography of Klaus Mayer. A lover of the camera since childhood, he has developed his craft into a career. Traveling the world has given him many subjects to share with the viewer through his eyes. From the skies above to the seas below, all the landscape and architecture in between can be seen through his lens. An Evening with the Artist is planned for Thursday, September 14th from 7 to 9 pm at Keller Town Hall.

Klaus Mayer is a self-taught awarded photographer. He was born and raised in Germany and moved with his family to the United States in 2008. They first lived in Atlanta, Georgia before moving to Keller, Texas in 2011.

For more information visit www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts or call 817-743-4000.

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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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Angelika Ejtel: Photography Is Poetry – Solo Show Opening August 26th at Stage West Theatre in Fort Worth

I am pleased to announce my solo show “PHOTOGRAPHY IS POETRY: Select Works from 2015” supported by Stage West Theater in Fort Worth, Texas.

“PHOTOGRAPHY IS POETRY: Select Works from 2015” will showcase my conceptual self-portraits I created in 2015 that belong to my most significant ongoing project to date named “photography is poetry”. The collection will include nine works (three pieces from three different series), all inspired by the poetry of a famous Polish poet H. Poswiatowska.

The exhibition will be on view from August 24th through September 24th, 2017 with a Giveaway Evening held on the Opening Night of a new play titled “The Royal Society Of Antarctica” Saturday, August 26th from 7 PM up till curtain at the West Gallery of the Stage West Theater in Fort Worth, TX.

 

West Gallery (located at Stage West)
821 W Vickery Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Giveaway Evening
Saturday, August 26th, 2017
7 PM -7.50 PM

All the works will be available for purchase; some profits will benefit Stage West Theater.

http://stagewest.org/

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CentralTrak presents “a hard place” opening August 19

Chris Dreier – „AXA Building“, 2017

CentralTrak @ 500X

Saturday August 197-10pm

CentralTrak is proud to present an international collaboration: a hard place.

Please join us this Saturday August 19 at the 500X Gallery,
located at 500 Exposition Ave Dallas TX 75208.
We will be hosting a reception for the artists from 7-10pm.

a hard place is

an exhibition of international artists addressing and responding to Brutalist Architecture; a dominant post war architecturalmovement embodying concepts of utilitarianism and Utopian aspiration.

a hard place is curated by Gundula Schmitz (Laura Mars Gallery) and Gary Farrelly; and features artists Chris Dreier (DE), Christine Weber (DE), Cunningham Architects (TX), Dirk Krecker (DE), EVOL (DE), Gary Farrelly (IRE/BE), Julia Zinnbauer (DE), Laure Catugier (DE/FR), Matias Bechtold (DE), Oisin Byrne (IRE/UK), Pádraic E. Moore (IRE/BE), ScAle Architects (IT) and Tannhäuser Tor (Alekos Hofstetter (DE) & Florian Göpfert (DE).


 

A Hard Place is made possible with the support of the following contributors:
Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, The Goethe Institute, UTD, CentralTrak, 500X, Laura Mars Gallery, RO2 Art, Lorenzo Hotel, Cunningham Architects, and Print Peppermint

CentralTrak

is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts by building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas.

CentralTrak currently does not have a physical address.
Please contact us at:

centraltrak@gmail.com

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COWBOYS, COWGIRLS AND SOME INDIANS [sic] opens Sept 9 at PDNB

COWBOYS, COWGIRLS AND SOME INDIANS [sic]

September 9 – November 11, 2017

Opening reception Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 5 – 8 pm

This great state of Texas is well known for its legendary history of oil discovery, but more importantly, Texas is known for expanding the myth and of the Cowboy. The cowboy culture will be the theme of PDNB’s upcoming group exhibition, with photographs by Bank Langmore, John Langmore, Chris Regas, Jeremy Enlow, John Stryker and Edward S. Curtis. The exhibition will be on view from September 9 – November 11, 2017 with an opening reception , Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 5 – 8 pm. Exhibition is free and open to the public.

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2017 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards

Initiated in November 2012 by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo, the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year.

WHAT WINNERS RECEIVE

The First PhotoBook Prize
A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first finished, publicly available photobook is judged to be the best of the year. Twenty books from this category will be selected for the Shortlist, presented to the jury for the final selection, and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The PhotoBook of the Year Prize
This prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) and publisher responsible for the photobook judged to be the best of the year. Ten books from this category will be selected for the Shortlist, presented to the jury for the final selection, and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The Photography Catalogue of the Year Prize
Awarded to the publication, publisher, and/or organizing institution responsible for the exhibition catalogue or museum publication judged to be the best of the year. Five books from this category will be selected for the Shortlist, presented to the jury for the final selection, and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The shortlisted books, accompanied by the jury’s comments, will be featured in the fall 2017 edition of The PhotoBook Review, issue 013 (published by Aperture Foundation), to be released at Paris Photo.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will need to provide the following information for each book submitted:

    • Book title, year of publication, and publisher information
    • A short description / summary of the book and why it’s being submitted to that particular category (400 characters)
    • The photographer or author’s name, as well as the designer and editor’s names
    • Book dimensions (in inches and centimeters), number of pages, the edition number or print run
    • A short description of where the book is sold (200 characters)
    • An image or render of the book cover (PDF or JPG file)
    • Book cover (you can upload an image or render of the book cover—PDF or JPG files accepted
TIME FRAME

Call for entries opens: May 24, 2017 (9:00 a.m. EST, 1:00 p.m. UTC)
Deadline (by which books must arrive at Aperture in New York): September 15, 2017 (12:00 noon EST, 4:00 p.m. UTC)
Shortlist announcement: September 22, 2017
Winners announcement: November 10, 2017
Exhibition at Aperture Gallery: December 9, 2017–February 3, 2018

HOW TO ENTER

To submit, please complete a submission form for each entry and complete payment at Picter.com. Once your submission(s) and payment(s) are successfully submitted, you will then need to print each individual submission summary and mail it, along with one copy of the books(s) you are submitting per entry*, to Aperture Foundation in New York:

Aperture Foundation
Attn: PhotoBook Awards
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York 10001

*If you are submitting the same book for two different categories you must send two copies: one for each category.

ENTRY FEES

First PhotoBook: $30 per book
PhotoBook of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher
Photography Catalogue of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher

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The Chelsea International Photography Competition

The Chelsea International Photography Competition — Opens July 18, 2017

Photographers at both the amateur and professional level are invited to enter the Chelsea International Photography Competition. With a fierce dedication to promoting the arts and discovering and exposing new talent, the CIPC will honor selected artists with an exhibition at Agora Gallery, providing invaluable exposure to promote career growth and boost recognition.

 

This year’s competition awards are valued at over $55,000 and are designed specifically to support our larger mission: to promote the spread of extraordinary and innovative art in our modern world and to ensure the future productivity and enhance the careers of selected artists. Selected photographers will participate in the collective exhibition and receive valuable PR opportunities. A portion of the gallery’s proceeds from artwork sales will be donated to the Children’s Heart Foundation.

 

The 2017 Chelsea International Photography Competition will be accepting entries July 18 – September 13, 2017. Results are announced on October 24, 2017, with the competition exhibition scheduled for January 27 – February 7, 2018.

 

Ready to enter for the chance to exhibit in New York?
Visit http://www.agora-gallery.com/competition/photography for competition details and instructions on how to enter. You can also contact us at competition@agora-gallery.com.

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If Cuba is on your bucket list . . .

Street scene with vintage car and worn out buildings in Havana, Cuba.

Then join me on March 9-18, 2018 for a one-of-a-kind photographic travel adventure to Cuba through a licensed ‘People to People’ Program, with activities that will immerse you in to the heart and soul of this intriguing and colorful country. 

This tour is limited to only 12 participants to allow for a more intimate and rewarding experience.

The focus of the tour is cultural and historical in nature, while providing a plethora of dramatic photographic opportunities each day.  From the indefinable magic of old Havana with its vintage cars, to the contemplative countryside of the Pinar del Rio and Zapata Provinces, with an overnight stay on the southern coastal beach at Playa Larga, this and more awaits to enlighten your senses and via for your camera’s attention.

For more information on my Strabo Cuba Photo Tour, click the following link: http://phototc.com/tours/details/the-colors-and-contrasts-of-cuba

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Alternative Process Photography Artist Talk June 17 at JM Gallery

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Join JM Gallery tomorrow Saturday, June 17, at 1:30 for an artist talk with photographers Peter Blackburn, Amy Holmes George, Frank Lopez, Kathy Lovas, and Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen.

JM Gallery is excited to work with photographer and teacher Frank Lopez in presenting an exhibition of works by local photographers who explore the limits of technology and chemistry through experimental processes that challenge our notions of how photographs are made. These artists use a variety of processes—some old, some new, and some in combination—to create images that cannot be reproduced using standard methods. Frank, for example, scratches, tears, and bleaches exposed Polaroid film and then scans and retouches the images to create abstract works that illustrate the process itself. Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen offers cyanotype images on fabric that recall ancient “wanted” posters, but present portraits of men and women standing up for victims of racial profiling and police brutality. Amy Holmes George’s ziatype prints are still lifes composed of babies, duckies, ring toys, and children’s clothing that appear at once concrete and dreamlike; familiar, yet strangely haunting. Kathy Lovas presents Police Blotter, an artist’s book in which Polaroid pinhole photographs of newspaper crime reports, school photos, and encyclopedia texts are layered to pose the questions: “Who will become a criminal?” and “Who will become a victim?” And Peter Blackburn works with gum bichromate printing, a 19th-century technique that produces rich, painterly images, to capture the energy of dance.
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.

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More Calls for Art Around Texas

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The Grove at Frisco Commons
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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
City: Frisco
State: Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 6/22/17

The City of Frisco, Texas Public Art Program is issuing this Request for Qualifications for a public art opportunity at The Grove at Frisco Commons. Budget: $84,500.00

The Grove at Frisco Commons – an active adult center opening in early 2019 – will add a new social and educational destination to the already popular park. With a primary goal of serving adults 50 and over, this 30,000+ square-foot facility will include a diverse array of multi-use spaces for activities of all kinds including learning opportunities, fitness and games. Additionally, The Grove at Frisco Commons will serve as a meeting and special event space for the citizens of Frisco and beyond.

The name ‘The Grove’ was inspired by an existing grove of trees at the park and the desire to emphasize the importance of natural forms and themes for the development. The public art project will be located in an exterior courtyard with the many glass walls of the building on one side and the green spaces of the park on the other, accessible to audiences of all ages. The highly visible artwork will be displayed in an elevated planting bed, surrounded by landscaping and built-in benches.


 

For artist opportunities at local craft shows see http://www.dfwcraftshows.com/

 


 

Navasota Artist in Residency Fall 2017
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Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: International
City: Navasota
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 8/14/2017 – 2/12/2018
Entry Deadline: 6/11/17
Days remaining to deadline: 12

The City of Navasota and The Arts Council of Brazos Valley invite artists to apply for a six month residency in Navasota, Texas! The Artists in Residence will have an opportunity to live, work, and exhibit in the historic Horlock Home in Navasota, Texas, which includes living and studio space for each of the three selected artists as well as a retail gallery space. The residency period is six (6) months from mid-August 2017 to mid-February 2018.

The City of Navasota will provide amenities including living/studio space, retail gallery space, internet, cable, and utilities free of charge to selected artists with the purpose of providing artists the opportunity to create and sell their work. Each artist will also receive a one-time $600 stipend at the beginning of the residency to assist with supply purchases.

 


 

TPS National Photography Award
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Call Type: Award
Eligibility: National
City: Frisco
State: Texas
Fee: $45.00
Event Dates: 5/8/2017 – 6/23/2017
Entry Deadline: 6/23/17

Texas Photographic Society is delighted to announce a new award program for artists residing in the United States who have a consistent body of photographic work. The recipient will be awarded a $2,000 cash prize; a solo exhibition at Red Maple Gallery, a new Participating Space during FotoFest 2018 in Houston, Texas; a solo exhibition at LHUCA in Lubbock, Texas; and international exposure in the photo community! This call is open to all subject matter, aesthetic approaches, and photographic processes. Two-dimensional work is preferred, and submissions from artists of all levels are encouraged.


 

2017 Western Trappings on The Llano
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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Llano
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 10/13/2017 – 10/28/2017
Entry Deadline: 7/1/17

A 16 day, Juried, International exhibit and sale of original Western Trappings, Art, Jewelry and Gear.


 

Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show 2017 El Paso, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/9/2017

Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 11/18/2017 – 11/19/2017

The Las Artistas Art & Fine Craft Show, now in its 48th year, is a popular pre-Thanksgiving event, attracting an upscale audience of arts and crafts collectors and enthusiasts from El Paso, TX, Las Cruces, NM, and beyond. This small, artist-produced show is strictly juried, catering to affluent and savvy buyers. Booth fees are very reasonable and include electricity, reported art and fine craft sales are consistently strong, and the event has a friendly, easy going atmosphere. All booths will be located INSIDE and will be 10×10 or 10×15! To attract even more buyers, the show will feature art and craft demonstrations, live music, and creative cuisine from food trucks.

Las Artistas is working with a professional marketing agency with arts and crafts event expertise to promote the show and is updating its website to provide exhibitors with additional exposure. El Paso is known as a community that supports, promotes and funds the arts. In fact, our extensive advertising budget is funded in part by the Texas State Commission on the Arts and the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department.

This year, we are having a new section that we are calling Next Generation. This section of artists will be composed by local children under the age of 18. They will have a table displaying their pieces. This is part of an effort to build the art community in the area.

Don’t miss this opportunity to sell your work in a fun, festive environment!


Septemberfest at the Museum of the Southwest 2017 Midland, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/5/2017

Fee (Jury Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 9/8/2017 – 9/10/2017

This show is produced with the aim of providing an exposition of high quality arts and crafts by national artists and craftspersons, to benefit the Museum of the Southwest. Annual attendance 10,000.  Best in Show wins $1000. The 2017 event will mark our 48th successful year!


 

Covington Three Rivers Art Festival 2017 Covington, Louisiana

DEADLINE: 6/4/2017
Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 11/11/2017 – 11/12/2017

The Covington Three Rivers Art Festival invites you to apply to our 21st Annual juried festival. Attracting 50,000+ visitors last year, the award-winning festival is dedicated to bringing the best of fine arts and fine crafts to historic downtown Covington, Louisiana, and providing the best in Southern Hospitality for our artists.

Our site stretches outdoors along Columbia Street, lined by many of the galleries, antique and specialty shops, and restaurants for which Covington is well-known. The Arts Alive! demonstrations, Children’s Discovery Area, Student Art Exhibit and musical performances add to the festival ambiance and attraction.

Conveniently accessed off I-12, Covington is located on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain across the world’s longest bridge and is only 45 minutes from downtown New Orleans. This quaint, historic town is nestled along the Abita, Bogue Falaya, and Tchefuncte Rivers—hence the name Covington Three Rivers Art Festival.

Applications for this year’s festival will be accepted and processed through ZAPPlicationTM beginning February 8, 2017. Deadline for accepting entries is June 4, 2017.

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Mark Chen’s Windtopia presentation June 9 at the Dallas Center for Photography

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DCP Speaker Series:
Mark Chen’s Windtopia

Friday, June 9: 7-9pm

With roots as a visual art project, Windtopia has evolved into a collaboration among artists across the visual arts, sound art, graphic design, creative writing, and performance and non-artists in fields such as engineering and climate science. Mark Chen will present the project in which our complex energy future is brought to life.

Mark’s presentation will be a mix of photography and graphic design and how they can stimulate discussion about serious social, political and artistic topics. This performance will be followed by a behind-the-scenes talk, in which Mark Chen will detail the conceptual development of Windtopia – from the day it was inspired to what the future holds.

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Purchase your $5 ticket here

This lecture is presented in collaboration with:

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The Colors and Contrasts of Cuba – March 9 – 18, 2018

An old american car in front of a souvenirs shop for tourists in Trinidad, Cuba

An old american car in front of a souvenirs shop for tourists in Trinidad, Cuba

You are invited to join me on a one-of-a-kind photographic travel adventure to Cuba through a licensed ‘People to People’ Program, with activities that will immerse you in to the heart and soul of this intriguing and colorful country.  This tour is limited to only 12 participants to allow for a more intimate and rewarding experience.

The focus of the tour is cultural and historical in nature, while providing a plethora of dramatic photographic opportunities each day.  From the indefinable magic of old Havana with its vintage cars, to the contemplative countryside of the Pinar del Rio and Zapata Provinces, with an overnight stay on the southern coastal beach at Playa Larga, this and more awaits to enlighten your senses and via for your camera’s attention.

Mark your calendars and let’s make a memorable photographic tour adventure together!  For more information on my Strabo Cuba Photo Tour, click the following link:

Cuba Photo Tour

http://phototc.com/tours/details/the-colors-and-contrasts-of-cuba

Tour photo leader:

Randy Ziegler

 

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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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Sports & Leisure opens May 13 at PDNB

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PDNB Gallery is proud to present, Sports & Leisure, a summer group show that explores the icons and legends of sports, and the pleasures of leisure. This energetic exhibition will showcase the unforgettable moments in sports, from the Golden Era of motor sports to the iconic portraits of legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali and baseball player Babe Ruth. It will also include the playful, humorous, and candid images of Americans hard at play. Exhibition will be on view May 13 – July 29, 2017. Join us for the opening reception, Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 5 – 8 PM.

PDNB Gallery, 154 Glass Street, Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75207 pdnbgallery.com

 

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thegallery8680| Through the Eye of the Lens May 5

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thegallery8680 presents Through the Eye of the Lens

On Friday May 5th @ 7pm the gallery is opening its doors to photography a  collection of work of artists that have seen the world through the lens of a camera. We are sharing this view with you. 
We hope you can join us as we;  the gallery and all its crew can introduce you to life through | the eye of the lens.

robyn parker feehan
creative director
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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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CELEBRATE IRVING call for art & photography

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In conjunction with the Irving Heritage Society‘s Celebrating Irving event, Irving Art Association is hosting Irving-themed exhibits at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts and the West Irving Library. This is the Irving Heritage House’s 100th Anniversary, and the focus of the celebration is on anything Irving. The West Gallery at Jaycee Park will be devoted mainly to art created byThelma Coleman, with the larger East Gallery open to others.

Our call to artists and photographers is open to all adults and children in the DFW area. Subject must be Irving-related.

Dates:

  • Mar. 26 – May 5 Celebrate Irving Exhibit; April 4, 7 p.m. – Reception. (East & West Galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving 75061)
  • Mar. 26 – May 27 – Celebrate Irving Exhibit at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062

Drop off works on Saturday, March 25th from 10am-2pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. . You may drop off work for the West Irving Library on Sunday, March 26th from 1-3pm (or the day before at the Jaycee Center).

Art and photos should be framed or on wrap-around canvas and should be wired and ready for hanging. Limit of 3 per person at each location.

Contact IAA at irvingartassociation@gmail.com or the IAA Office at 972-721-8063. Reserve your spot now!

 

Special event on Sunday, March 19 1:30 – 4:00 pm:

Art in the Park – Paint or Draw Plein Air (or take photos) in Jaycee Park

Supplies needed: paint & brushes or drawing tools plus canvas or paper. An easel is useful but not absolutely necessary since there is some seating. Paper towels, water cup, etc. A camera is a good backup.

Get inspired by nature! There’s ducks and geese in the park, Hippo statues,  water fountain, playground, Art Center, police memorial,  and gardens. If it’s rainy or windy, we can work inside the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts from photos.

If you want to do plein air at another park in Irving, feel free! Invite a friend too.

Create artwork or photos you can enter for free in the Celebrate Irving Exhibits (at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts or the West Irving Library.)

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Frida Kahlo on view at PDNB Gallery

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FRIDA KAHLO

March 1 – April 15, 2017

Simultaneously with the Dallas Museum of Art’s highly anticipated exhibition, “Mexico 1900-1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Jose Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde”, PDNB Gallery will be exhibiting a special selection of photographs of the influential Mexican Surrealist painter and icon, Frida Kahlo.
PDNB Gallery, 154 Glass Street, Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75207
The exhibition will highlight the playful and candid portraits of Frida taken by artist and close companion, Lucienne Bloch(1909-1999).
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Frida Biting her Necklace, 1933
By an encounter with the great Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera, Bloch was subsequently introduced to Frida, and the two developed a deep friendship. During Diego’s turbulent stay in the United States, Bloch became an important figure in Frida’s life, helping her overcome a number of obstacles that would later reflect in the artist’s most important paintings. Bloch would also document many of Diego’s prominent mural works including “Unity Panel” at the New Workers School in New York, 1933, (included in the exhibition) and the only surviving photographs of the controversial Rockefeller Center mural, which was destroyed in 1934.
Also featured in this exhibition are the vibrant color and black & white photographs of Frida Kahlo by the master photographer and Frida’s long time lover, Nickolas Muray(1892-1965). Throughout their ten years on and off affair, Muray would photograph Frida during his visits to Mexico and while she was in New York for her solo exhibition at the Julian Levy Gallery. The images included by Muray reveal the eccentric, colorful and forceful figure that was Frida through both candid moments and studio settings.
The powerful work of the artist, Delilah Montoya(1955), paying homage to Frida, through surrealist and alternative photographic processes will also be featured.
This exhibition will be on view from March 1 – April 15, 2017.
Nickolas Muray, Frida Kahlo, 1939

 

For More Information: Missy@pdnbgallery.com

 

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Angelika Ejtel Solo Exhibition: Opening Reception | March 9 at ART7 Gallery

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Fort Worth Community Arts Center presents: 

Angelika Ejtel: ‘And They Say Of Her Woman’


Please join us for the Opening Reception
Thursday, March 9, 6 – 8 PM

March 4 – March 22, 2017

Inspired by the poetry of a famous Polish poet H.  Poswiatowska, in this exhibition of self-portraits, Angelika Ejtel integrates the images that belong to her most feminine works. They encompass the motifs of dark love, never-ending longing and hidden desires. Woman and her intimate world(s) portrayed in the poems of Poswiatowska, takes the face and body of the artist in her photographs. This is just a tiny study of what womanhood is in its broad spectrum of meanings.

 

ART 7 Gallery
2955 Crockett St
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Gallery hours: Thursday and Friday 4-8 pm, Saturday 1-8 pm

 

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Cordelia Bailey & Dontrius Williams at Fort Works Art

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Fort Works Art
presents
Cordelia Bailey: One Last Shot and
Dontrius Williams: One More Shot


Please join us for the Opening Reception
Saturday, February 25 6 – 9 PM

February 21 – March 18, 2017

Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its’ own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
NEW Gallery Hours: MondaySaturday, 9 am – 6 pm

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Photography Exhibit: And They Say Of Her Woman| Angelika Ejtel

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The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is pleased to announce the opening reception for self-portrait photographer Angelika Ejtel’s exhibition “And They Say Of Her Woman”.

Inspired by the poetry of a famous Polish poet H.  Poswiatowska, in this exhibition of self-portraits, Angelika Ejtel integrates the images that belong to her most feminine works. They encompass the motifs of dark love, never-ending longing and hidden desires. Woman and her intimate world(s) portrayed in the poems of Poswiatowska, takes the face and body of the artist in her photographs. This is just a tiny study of what womanhood is in its broad spectrum of meanings.

Angelika uses herself as a subject for her images. She considers her photographic creation as a poetic experience in which she drowns and infuses herself and, as a result, it gives her the feeling that she is reborn with each portrait into a new being. Although, all of her photographs are self-portraits, they shouldn’t be necessarily read as self-presentations, rather they should be revealed as the multiplicity of “selves” available to one individual. To put it succinctly, her attitude towards the self is more of an exploratory journey between an awareness of self and an unawareness of some aspects of oneself.

The exhibition will be on view from March 4th through March 22nd, 2017.

Please, join us at ART 7 Gallery in Fort Worth, TX for a complementary reception, and meet the artist on Thursday, March 9th from 6 to 8 PM.

ART 7 Gallery
2955 Crockett St
Fort Worth, TX 76107

The gallery hours:
Thursday 4-8 pm
Friday 4-8 pm
Saturday 1-8 pm

angelika.ejtel@gmail.com

 

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Exit NANCY Martin – group exhibition at the Grackle Feb. 25

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“Exit Nancy Martin”, group show featuring Deran Wright, Martell, Mary Mac X, Jason Davis, Judith Wolf, Heather Bird, Scott Hughes, Aaron Hutchinson, JimRay Scott, Ray Broadbent, Katelyn Townsend, Monica Wright, Joe Art LaBerge, Orestes Ventura, Yvonne 4-Eyes Wilson.

Live music by Joshua Bucy and Pasticcio.

Sat Feb 25th 7-11pm.

GRACKLE ART GALLERY
4621 El Campo, FW. Free. 817-615-0681.

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Through The Lens Photography Exhibit opens Feb. 9

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(Photo Courtesy of Stevan Alcala).

Through the Lens is a photography exhibit featuring photographers whose work evokes emotion and thought. Patrick Crowe, Randy Stewart, Rusty Hann, Asher J Swan, and Jamaal Dubose are so far exhibiting for this exhibit. Three week run.

Where: Gallery 31319 W Davis St Dallas, Texas 75208

1319 W Davis St Dallas, Texas 75208

When: February 9, 2017, 7 pm

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/131524370679577/

 

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Gene Kelly on Candid Photography Feb. 6 in Grand Prairie

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AGPA meets the first Monday of each month at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, 900 Conover Street. Meetings are open to the public.  Guests and visitors are welcome at no charge.  Visit our website at www.gpartists.org
Activities will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday, February 6th  at the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.  
 
 Program
      The program will be a brief tutorial on the art of Candid Photography presented by local photographer Gary Kelly.  Candid photography involves creating images of people that don’t appear to be formal portraits.  It can be of family, friends or complete strangers.  We will go over several tips on way to improve your candid efforts showing examples of each, and then we will take a look at your own photos and demonstrate how to give them more impact and perform other improvements.   Bring your pictures in jpeg form, saved on a flash drive.
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 Other Business
 
      Painted End Tables   The final results of the painted table raffle and the Christmas wreath auction will be reviewed.
 
We will also review options for future programs.
  

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Feb. 17 in Oklahoma: An Evening of Art and Performance: the Unsettled Lens and Japanese Woodblock Prints

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Event: An Evening of Art & Performance
Date/Time: February 17, 2017 from 5:30-10 PM
Description:

Join us for An Evening of Art and Performance as we celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions, The Unsettled Lens and After the Floating World: The Enduring Art of Japanese Woodblock Prints

Friday, February 17 | 5:30-10 pm
(Exhibitions officially open Saturday, February 18)

Event Schedule:

5:30 pm | Galleries Open

Cash Bar and Refreshments Available

5:30–7 pm | 2017 Oscar® Nominated Animated Short Film Program*

5:30–10 pm | Performances Featuring:

Live Music by Magnificent Bird
Printmaking Demonstrations
Kerri Shadid Poetry Stand
RACE Dance Company
Reduxion Theater


Cost:
Free for Museum Members | $12 for Non-Members
Film Admission $5 for Museum Members | $9 for Non-Members
Tickets available at the door.
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Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 236-3100
info@okcmoa.com

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Come pick your own shamrock . . .

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Detailed close up of Shamrock with blurred green background

Come share the wonders of Ireland as I lead a 10-day photo tour (June 15 – 25, 2017) to experience and photograph some of the most beautiful and intriguing scenery in all of Ireland!  This incredible tour will concentrate on western Ireland with its rugged pristine coastlines, unspoiled villages, ancient abbeys and castles, and pastoral settings.  We will also take time to slow our pace and embrace the ambience of some classic Irish pubs that will have you singing the night away!

For more information on my Ireland Strabo Photo Tour where you will be treated to true Irish enchantment just click on the following link: http://phototc.com/tours/details/natural-wonders-and-the-creative-spirit-in-western-ireland

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Jeanine Michna-Bales; Through Darkness to Light: Seeking Freedom on the Underground Railroad

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Frogmore Plantation; Concordia Parish, Louisiana; 2014

From a cotton plantation just south of Natchitoches, Louisiana, all the way north to Canada, Jeanine Michna-Bales has created a photographic journey of a slave’s long road to freedom, circa 1840. Michna-Bales decade long project uncovered roughly 1,400 miles, revealing actual sites, cities and places that freedom-seekers passed through. Homes of Abolitionists William Beard, Joshua Eliason Jr., and Reverend Guy Beckley gave refuge, and are included in her photographic essay. Artist reception and book signing will take place, Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 5-8PM.

Exhibition runs through April 15, 2017. Event is free and open to the public.

PDNB Gallery
154 Glass Street, Ste. 104
Dallas, TX 75207
214.969.1852
Info@pdnbgallery.com

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“Through the Lens: Found Object/Readymade” at CentralTrak

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“Through the Lens: Found Object/Readymade”

Saturday, January 21st from 8pm-10pm
CentralTrak presents
Through the Lens: Found Object/Readymade curated by UT Dallas photography and aesthetic studies professor Marilyn Waligore and will feature artists
Susi Brister, Francesca Brunetti, Rachel Cox, Shannon Duncan, Paho Mann, and Kristy Peet.
Guided by Surrealist and Dada practices of the 20th century, contemporary artists use photography and video to document two categories of objects: the found object and the readymade. The designation of the readymade upsets the mass-produced object’s functionality: engaging in play while disrupting work; incorporating humor; challenging the definition of art by presenting works that are ready-to-go — chosen and then recontextualized. Meanwhile, the identification of the found object connects to the unconscious, often tapping the historical context of a previous era, the supposed recollections of a previous owner, which informs the current viewer’s awareness. These actions address the concept of authorship, the definition of art, and the place of the object in commodity culture. The use of photography and video in contemporary art to re-present the object frames it a second time, echoing the relationship between selection and presentation of the object and image.


Events during the run of the exhibition will include two panel discussions with the artists.

Thursday, February 2 at 7pm
will include Rachel Cox, Paho Mann, and Kristy Peet.
Thursday, February 9 at 7pm
will have Susi Brister, Francesca Brunetti, and Shannon Duncan.

Francesca Brunetti, Sweet 28, 2016, archival inkjet print, 16 x 22 inches.

Francesca Brunetti, Sweet 28, 2016, archival inkjet print, 16 x 22 inches.

Rachel Cox, Nova, 2015, archival inkjet print, 31 x 39 inches.

Rachel Cox, Nova, 2015, archival inkjet print, 31 x 39 inches.


 

CentralTrak is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts by building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas.

800 Exposition Ave.
Dallas, TX 75226
Gallery hours: Saturdays Noon – 5pm or by appointment
(214) 824-9302

centraltrak@gmail.com

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Still space available for my 2017 Ireland photo tour!

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Join me on a 10-day (June 15 – 25) unforgettable travel adventure where we will create grand memories together while photographing some of the most beautiful and intriguing scenery in all of Ireland!  Our tour will concentrate on western Ireland with its rugged pristine coastlines, unspoiled villages, ancient abbeys and castles, and pastoral settings.  In addition, we will have time to embrace the ambience and chat with locals in some classic Irish pubs.

For more information on my 2017 Ireland Strabo Photo Tour where you will be treated to true Irish flavors just click on the following link: http://phototc.com/tours/details/natural-wonders-and-the-creative-spirit-in-western-ireland

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Granbury Camera Club: 2017 Annual Photography Show & Sale

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2017 Annual Photography Show 

JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 25, 2017
Of The Lake Granbury Art Association
2017 Photography Show & Sale
Turn-in: Saturday, January 21, 8 a.m. – Noon
Non-Accepted Entries must be picked up 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Sat. Jan. 21
The Shanley House, 224 N. Travis St., Granbury, TX
Show Dates: Opening Night Reception & Awards, The Shanley, 6:30 p.m., Jan. 28
End of Show: Saturday, February 25, 8 p.m.
Pick Up Photography: Saturday 8 p.m. Feb. 25 &
Sunday, Feb. 26, Noon – 4 p.m.

 

 


 

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Call for Entries

Photo Turn In: Saturday, Jan. 21, 8 a.m.-Noon

* CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF *
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A DOWNLOAD button should appear in the upper righthand side of the Dropbox website. You may be prompted to sign up for an account. Just choose the NO option and proceed from there.

Show Rules for the 2017 Photography Show hosted by Granbury Camera Club are available as a PDF via the link above.

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Abstracts & Architecture reception Jan. 14 at Sun to Moon

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Abstracts & Architecture

Sun to Moon Gallery  http://www.suntomoon.com/

January 12 – February 11, 2017

An exhibition of photographs by Dan Burkholder, Jeffrey Conley, Scot Miller, Alan Ross, Alison Shaw, Keith S. Walklet & R.P. Washburne. VIEW THE ABSTRACTS & ARCHITECTURE PRINTS

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