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Plano Art Association – Studio Tour and Art Market Nov. 4 & 5


Plano Art Association Studio Tour and

Art Market set for November 4 and 5

This two-day event, scheduled for November 4 and 5, will feature the studios and exhibits of 21 Plano area artists.They are members of the Plano Art Association. The studio locations are throughout the Plano area, from Allen to Richardson to Wylie as well as East and West Plano.

Hours are Saturday, November 410:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, November 5,  Noon to 5:00 pm

The artists are opening their studios so the art-appreciating public can view their work environment and their art work up close. There is an array of styles and mediums on display; paintings, photography and three-dimensional art.

New this year, the tour will feature an Art Market venue. Six artists will be displaying their work at AramArt Institute at 2309 W. Parker Road, just West of Custer Road.

For 13 years a group of artists in the Plano and surrounding art community have hosted this tour of their studios each November. For the first time, this year, PAA has taken on this highly successful event and opened it up to their members.

A special website has been set up with an interactive map that tour goers can use to plot their own tour route. Samples of each artist’s art work is also displayed on the site.

“This is great timing for a gift-buying, shopping opportunity for folks to buy original artwork directly from the artist who created it. By meeting artists and learning more about their creative processes, you gain a deep appreciation for their work. Often prices are especially friendly when dealing directly with the artists,” according to Gene Dillard, President of Plano Art Association.

Pdf Map to  Studio Tour and Art Market

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT

Gene Dillard
President, Plano Art Association

PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE

Contact us and we will gladly provide reproduction-quality images for your use.
Plano Art Association
P.O. Box 861508   Plano, Texas 75086

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Marian Hirsch Pastel Demonstration in Plano Oct. 24

Marian Hirsch will demonstrate fine points of pastel painting at October 24 Plano Art Associarion Members’ Meeting held at the ArtCentre of Plano, 902 East 16th Street, Plano, TX 75074. For more information, contact info@planoartassociation.org. Website: http://planoartassociation.org

This will be a great opportunity to see and hear from a top master of the pastel medium. Marian is noted for her vivid colors and lively landscape compositions.

     Marian’s Demonstration Statement
The intense, vivid colors and immediacy of application make pastels an individually expressive medium. The directness of the medium often brings a uniquely personal application – like handwriting.
The brilliance of color is one of the most seductive characteristics of the pastel medium for me. I will share how I approach my own work from inspiration to working methods and will go over many of the resources available today for pastel enthusiasts. I’ll be focusing on the visual language of the landscape as nature continues to provide a powerful catalyst in the evolution of my work.
There is always that moment when light falls on a subject in just such a way that the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Then that creative spark ignites the painting process. Though I spend a lot of time working plein air, my pastels are composed and created in the studio.

About the Artist
This full-time professional artist is a signature member of the prestigious Pastel Society of America as well as Pastel Society of the Southwest.
    Her pastel paintings have been published in American Artist, Artist’s Magazine and International Artist Magazine. Corporations have responded to the richly colored landscapes, and her work is included in numerous corporate collections such as Verizon, Ford Motor Company, AT&T, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Merrill Lynch, Lucent Technologies, Ernst & Young and Dallas Business Journal. Three of her pastels now grace the new Fort Belvoir Hospital. For more about her art, please visit her website.www.marianhirsch.com 

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Call for PAA Artists’ Studio Tour and Art Market

F YOU HAVEN’T SIGNED UP YET, THIS IS THE
FINAL CALL TO DO SO. NOTE: WE STILL HAVE A
FEW SPACES AVAILABLE FOR THE ART MARKETS.
SO, LET US KNOW ASAP IF YOU ARE INTERESTED
IN HAVING YOUR STUDIO FEATURED ON THE TOUR
OR PARTICIPATE IN AN ART MARKET.

You are invited 
to participate in the
PAA
Artists’ Studio Tour
and Art Market
November 4th and 5th
 
Hours: Saturday, November 4,  10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, November 5,  1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Pre-event reception for participants Friday, November 3,

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Rail Station Studios

Links for information to sign up:
For 13 years certain artists in the Plano and surrounding art community have hosted a tour of their studios each November. This year, PAA has been offered the opportunity to take on this highly successful event and open it up to our members.
Example of artist web page

It is a two-day event, scheduled for November 4th and 5th, just in time for holiday gift-giving purchases of art. Participation would mean opening your studio to a tour of art patrons who love to see artists’ studios, their work environment and their art work close up. It is a great opportunity to sell some of your work. It will be promoted in local media and a special website will present your work and help guide people to your studio.

Your studio needs to be located in Plano or nearby. If you don’t have a studio suitable for placing on the tour, PAA has alternative locations for you too to participate in the Art Market part of the promotion.

ArtCentre Plano
The upstairs studios at the ArtCenter will be availablefor a few artists to host tour visitors and show some of your work. You can also be working on artwork during the tour if you choose. This will be available on a first-come reservation basis.
The second venue for the Art Market will be at AramArt, which is where the PAA Thursday Night Live sessions are held. There is

AramArt Institute

room for up to six artists to show and tell their work in this venue…located in a neighborhood near Custer and Parker Road. This, too will be available on a first-come reservation basis.


Here’s what goes along with participating:
* Your own page on a special promotional website with images of your work, a map to your location, your bio, link to your main website. (Art Market-only participants will all be listed together on a single page for the group location venue.)
* A free yard sign showing your participation on the tour.(Add yellow balloons to make location more visible)
* Your info will be listed and linked in multiple email blasts to PAA followers
* Access to link the special site to your own promotion to friends and neighbors and your email database
* Extensive press release coverage in area media, online, print and broadcast

* Participation in a pre-event gathering at PAA Offices at Rail Station

Studios (1013 15th Place #101, Historic Downtown Plano, Texas 75074) on the Friday evening before the SaturdaySunday event; potluck dinner where you can meet the other artists on the tour, see samples of their work and plan networking for the weekend event.

A fee is required to participate. It will cover web programming and marketing materials. Studios on the tour will be billed $90 for the two-day event. Art Market participants will be billed $45 for the two-day event. A document will be provided to you to help guide you through preparation and execution of your event.

Deadline for signing up to be part of the tour is extended to Tuesday, October 11.
For more information, contact
Gene Dillard
President
Plano Art Association
Plano Art Association
P.O. Box 861508 * Plano, Texas 75086

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PAA’s 125 Show 2017 Reception & Awards August 5 at ArtCentre of Plano

The 125 Show 2017 is open to all artists living in a community within 125 miles of Plano. Judges will select the top 60 works for the show July 26 – August 26 in the ArtCentre Gallery in Downtown Plano
(902 East 16th Street, Plano, TX 75074.)

First, second, and third monetary prizes will be awarded in each of 3 categories (2D, 3D, and prints/photography) as well as a Best of Show award (Prize $1,000). A special Peoples’ Choice Award will be presented, along with Certificates of Merit to three finalists in each art genre category.

Presented by Plano Art Association http://www.planoartassociation.com/

Reception & Awards Presentation – Saturday, August 5, 2017 (7:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.) at ArtCentre of Plano https://www.artcentreofplano.org

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PAA’s 125 Show 2017 deadline July 12

125 2017 LOGO TYPE

The 125 Show 2017 is open to all artists living in a community within 125 miles of Plano. Judges will select the top 60 works for the show July 26 – August 26 in the ArtCentre Gallery in Downtown Plano
(902 East 16th Street, Plano, TX 75074.)

First, second, and third monetary prizes will be awarded in each of 3 categories (2D, 3D, and prints/photography) as well as a Best of Show award (Prize $1,000). A special Peoples’ Choice Award will be presented, along with Certificates of Merit to three finalists in each art genre category. You may enter up to 3 works at $30 per work.

Entry deadline is July 12.
Enter through CaFE
(Full details are in the description in CaFE at https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4514)

Key Scheduled Dates

Online submission Deadline – Wednesday, July 12, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MDT)
Notification of Acceptance or Non-acceptance into Show – Monday, July 17, 2017
Delivery of Artworks to the ArtCenter of Plano – Friday, July 21, 2017 (11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and Saturday, July 22 (11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) – Please contact PAA at info@planoartassociation.org if you must make a different arrangements.) Delivery address is ArtCentre of Plano, 902 East 16th Street, Plano, TX 75074.
Show Opens – Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Reception & Awards Presentation – Saturday, August 5, 2017 (7:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.) at ArtCentre of Plano
Show Closes – Friday, August 25, 2017
Art Pick-up – Saturday, August 26, 2017 (11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) – Pick-up address is ArtCentre of Plano, 902 East 16th Street, Plano, TX 75074. The Plano Art Associaton and the ArtCentre of Plano do not cover shipping expenses. (Please contact PAA at info@planoartassociation.org if you must make different arrangements.)

Entry Requirements
The basic entry fee is $30. For non members the entry fee is $30 and $30 for each additional work you enter up to 2 more entries (making a total of up to 3 entries).

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PAA’s 125 Show 2017 call for entries

125 2017 LOGO TYPE

The 125 Show 2017 is open to all artists living in a community within 125 miles of Plano. Judges will select the top 60 works for the show July 26 – August 26 in the ArtCentre Gallery in Downtown Plano
(902 East 16th Street, Plano, TX 75074.)

First, second, and third monetary prizes will be awarded in each of 3 categories (2D, 3D, and prints/photography) as well as a Best of Show award (Prize $1,000). A special Peoples’ Choice Award will be presented, along with Certificates of Merit to three finalists in each art genre category. You may enter up to 3 works at $30 per work.

Entry deadline is July 12.
Enter through CaFE
(Full details are in the description in CaFE at https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4514)

Key Scheduled Dates

Online submission Deadline – Wednesday, July 12, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MDT)
Notification of Acceptance or Non-acceptance into Show – Monday, July 17, 2017
Delivery of Artworks to the ArtCenter of Plano – Friday, July 21, 2017 (11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and Saturday, July 22 (11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) – Please contact PAA at info@planoartassociation.org if you must make a different arrangements.) Delivery address is ArtCentre of Plano, 902 East 16th Street, Plano, TX 75074.
Show Opens – Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Reception & Awards Presentation – Saturday, August 5, 2017 (7:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.) at ArtCentre of Plano
Show Closes – Friday, August 25, 2017
Art Pick-up – Saturday, August 26, 2017 (11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) – Pick-up address is ArtCentre of Plano, 902 East 16th Street, Plano, TX 75074. The Plano Art Associaton and the ArtCentre of Plano do not cover shipping expenses. (Please contact PAA at info@planoartassociation.org if you must make different arrangements.)

Entry Requirements
The basic entry fee is $30. For non members the entry fee is $30 and $30 for each additional work you enter up to 2 more entries (making a total of up to 3 entries).

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Plano Art Association closing its gallery facility

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Update regarding
Plano Art Association
Gallery Facility

As many of you know, PAA has discontinued occupancy
of it’s gallery space at EastSide Village in the
Arts District in Downtown Plano.

Circumstances related to a major increase in the lease
renewal rate made it impossible for the association to afford
continued  occupancy. Every attempt was made to negotiate a responsible path forward to retain the space, but to no avail.

Going forward, the association will certainly continue
to inspire and encourage its member artists and achieve
the mission of the organization:

“The Plano Art Association is dedicated to
encouraging the visual arts development of the
membership, and inspiring awareness of the visual arts
by sharing the joy, passion and beauty
within and beyond our Plano community.”

New venues are being explored for regular member meetings
and upcoming scheduled exhibits. We will keep everyone
informed as the options and opportunities are identified.

Although the gallery has been a milestone event in the
history of the Plano Art Association, the organization
has thrived for more than four decades and it will
certainly do so for decades to come. The closing of the
gallery comes very close to the end of term of our
current excellent leadership. We all look
forward to choosing a new executive team
that can build on the strong
accomplishments of the last few years.
Cheers,
Soheyla Rashidyan
President, Plano Art Association
Plano Art Association

Gallery located at
1013 15th Place, East Side Village I, Suite 105, Plano, TX. 75074

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Special One-Day Portrait Workshop Feb. 25

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Special One-Day Portrait Workshop
D U E L I N G   E A S E L S
Gene Dillard and Don Mullins
February 25

Description
This will be a unique one-day workshop. It will be primarily a day of
demonstration and instruction.
Gene and Don will paint a day-long portrait side by side from a live model.
Lots of commentary, explanation of process, tips on techniques, color mixing, the whole works.
Expect lots of banner back and forth between the two artists
…long term painter friends.
Attendees are welcome to bring samples of their work and receive expert critiques.
They are also welcome to sketch or draw from the model (in dry media only).
The workshop is sponsored by the Plano Art Association
and a portion of the fees will go to support the organization.

Location
The Plano Art Association Gallery
1013 15th Place #105
Downtown Plano, Texas 75074
(Adjacent to the DART Rail Station)

Date and Time
Saturday, February 25
9:00 AM till 4:00 PM (with an hour break for lunch…great lunch spots in Downtown Plano)

Fee and Registration
The fee is $100
To register, make payment and reserve your attendance, go to
www.dfwartworkshops.com and click on payment options.
Or email
gene@legacyportraitpainters.com
and confirm that you will be attending and will pay at the door.

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Workshop Leaders

Don Mullins www.donmullinsfineart.com
Don has a long string of awards and recognition including the
Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, The Artist’s Magazine,
Salon International, and the Lyme Academy of Fine Art alumni show to name a few.
Trained at the prestigious Lyme Academy in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Don lives in New Mexico with his wife Karen.
He conducts workshops in figurative art, painting and drawing.

Gene Dillard  www.legacyportraitpainters.com
Gene has conducted workshops and demos for a number or art clubs though
out Texas plus workshops at several universities.
He is on the board of directors of the Plano Art Association.
He manages the Rail Station Studio and Gallery in Downtown Plano.
He leads a weekly painting and drawing group that meets at the PAA gallery.
Gene is a resident of Plano with his wife Louise.

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PAA’s 125 Show 2016 Reception August 27

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125 Show 2016 Reception  
This Friday, August 27

Show Dates: August 23 – September 24

 The Plano Art Association wishes to invite everyone
to attend the 11th Annual 125 Show.

The annual 125 Show is open to all artists living within
125 miles of Plano. Hundreds of entries are juried and 50+ pieces are exhibited.

The show and reception will be held at the PAA Gallery in downtown Plano.
Plano Art Association

Gallery located at
1013 15th Place, East Side Village I, Suite 105, Plano, TX. 75074
Check our website for gallery hours

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PAA’s 125 Show 2016 – entry deadline extended August 12

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Plano Art Association: 125 Show 2016

August 23 – September 24, 2016
The Plano Art Association is pleased to announce the 11th Annual 125 Show competition. The show is open to all artists living within 125 miles of Plano. The show will be held at the PAA Gallery in downtown Plano.

Judges will select the top 60 works for display in the PAA gallery.  First, second, and third prizes will be awarded in each of 3 categories (2D, 3D, and prints and photography) as well as a Best of Show award with monetary prizes. You may enter up to 3 works at $30 per work.

JURORS

A slate of outstanding jurors has been selected
and are introduced here.
They are Du Chau, Bart Forbes and
Gabrielle Pruitt.   

Click here to see their remarkable bios.

We are honored to have them serve as jurors.

ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED TILL AUGUST 12

125 Show entries will be accepted through the Café website untilmidnight (11:59 p.m.) on Friday, August 12th. Artists whose works are selected for the top 60 will be notified by Tuesday, August 16th.

 WE’LL HELP YOU ENTER ONLINE

If you are having trouble using the Café online

utility, please call Mike Korman (469-628-9040) for help.
You may call him at any time.

 


Three Categories:
2-D Artwork (Two-Dimensional Artworks)
3-D Artworks (Three-Dimensional Artworks)
Printmaking, Photography (Traditional & Digital).Dates:Entry Deadline – Friday, August 12th (11:59 p.m. MDT)
Show Opens – Tuesday, August 23rd
Reception & Awards Presentation – Saturday, August 27th
Show Closes – Saturday, September 24th

Entry Information

Each artist may submit up to 3 entries
All entries are handled through Café; link to https://www.callforentry.org/ – Prospectus at http://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3314 and register. Once registered, search for “125 Show 2016” to complete your entry.

$20 per work if you are a current PAA member
$30 per work for non-membersAwards

60 pieces will be selected for the show from the hundreds of entries submitted.
First ($600), Second ($400), and Third ($200) places will be awarded for each of the three above categories.
A Best of Show award of $1,000 will be made for the artwork deemed to be the most outstanding work of the show.

PAA is sponsored in part with a grant by the City of Plano. For more information on wonderful things to do in the City go to www.plano.gov

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CONFLUENCE Four Expressions of Nature

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The Plano Art Association is pleased to announce that our next exhibit is

 

Confluence: Four Expressions of Nature.

It opens at the PAA Gallery on Tuesday, July 12th and runs through Saturday, August 13th.
This exhibit traces an artistic journey through
12 months in the lives of four artists,

with their photography, sculptures, glassworks, and paintings. The Gallery is transformed into an experiential calendar inviting visitors to follow the creative trail left by these four friends.

http://planotartassociation.com

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125 Show deadline August 7

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Plano Art Association  

125 Show 2016
August 23 – September 24

 The Plano Art Association is pleased to announce the 11th Annual 125 Show competition. The show is open to all artists living within 125 miles of Plano. The show will be held at the
PAA Gallery in downtown Plano.

Entry information:

Three Categories
  • 2-D Artwork (Two-Dimensional Artworks)
  • 3-D Artworks (Three-Dimensional Artworks)
  • Printmaking, Photography (Traditional & Digital).
Dates
  • Entry Deadline – Sunday, August 7th (11:59 p.m. MDT)
  • Show Opens – Tuesday, August 23rd
  • Reception & Awards Presentation – Saturday, August 27th
  • Show Closes – Saturday, September 24th
Entry Information
Awards
  • 60 pieces will be selected for the show from the hundreds of entries submitted.
  • First ($600), Second ($400), and Third ($200) places will be awarded for each of the three above categories.
  • A Best of Show award of $1,000 will be made for the artwork deemed to be the most outstanding work of the show.

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Confluence: Four Expressions of Nature opens July 12 in Plano

PAA Confluence

The Plano Art Association is pleased to announce that our next exhibit is

Confluence: Four Expressions of Nature.

It opens at the PAA Gallery on Tuesday, July 12th and runs through Saturday, August 13th.
This exhibit traces an artistic journey through
12 months in the lives of four artists,
Andy Bugh, Larry Maupin, Kyle Wilson,
and Ray Queen with their photography, sculptures, glassworks, and paintings. The Gallery is transformed into an experiential calendar inviting visitors to follow the creative trail left by these four friends.

Join us at the reception at the Gallery on Saturday, July 23, 7-9 pm. 1013 15th Pl #105, Plano, TX 75074

PAA is sponsored in part with a grant by the City of Plano. For more information on wonderful things to do in the City go to www.plano.gov

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