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Plano Art Association April programs on Chinese Art

Members’ Meetings: Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Our April Members Meeting will be combined with the “Eastern Impressions” event at Willow Bend. It will include a brief business meeting where our nominating committee will present a slate of officers for election at our Annual Meeting in May. An exciting program on Chinese art will be the feature. See North Texas Center for Performing Arts address above in story about the exhibit.

“Eastern Impressions” Exhibit: April 1 – May 30

PAA will be hosting a major two-month-long event featuring exhibits, demonstrations, presentations and pageantry by local Chinese arts groups. This will be an exciting opportunity for members to experience art from an Eastern perspective. The event is titled, “Eastern Impressions” and is at the new North Texas Center for Performing Arts in Willow Bend Mall.
The Plano Art Association is sponsoring “EASTERN IMPRESSIONS,” a special art exhibition of the works of Chinese artists in North Texas. It is being held during the months of April and May in the North Texas Performing Arts Center at Willow Bend Mall in West Plano.

This exhibition is an example of how Plano Art Association strives to fulfill its mission of providing artists in the community the opportunity to exhibit their work. The Chinese art community has enthusiastically embraced participating in this special exhibition. It is being staged with the full collaboration of four area art organizations in addition to Plano Art Association:

North Texas Asian Photographers Association
Fusion Art Group
Volunteers Promoting Chinese Culture
Dallas Chinese Art Association
“Plano will experience a unique treat to see this very interesting exhibit. These artists and photographers are amazing in the dazzling style and quality of the art they create,” said Ken Wheatley, Plano Art Association Board Member.
“We greatly appreciate Plano Art Association’s effort to showcase the cultural diversity in our local community. Our artists feel energized and included in the art community of Plano, and look forward to contributing more to the diverse local art scene,” stated Heather Wang, member of Plano Art Association Advisory Council.
Exhibition Dates: April 1 to May 30, 2018
Daily Exhibition Hours:
         Weekday Hours – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
         Evening and weekend hours vary.
Call ahead to 972-422-2575
In April, the exhibit will feature more than 70 pieces of original artwork including drawings, paintings, calligraphy and calligraphy on bamboo.
In May, the exhibit will exclusively feature photography. Activities during the two-month exhibit will also feature demonstrations, presentations, musical and dance performances.
The North Texas Performing Arts Center is located in
The Shops at Willow Bend
2nd Floor near Dillard’s

6121 W Park Blvd., Suite B216
Plano, TX 75093       972-422-2575

Many thanks to the PAA volunteers who helped make this amazing exhibit possible: Ken Wheatley (lead developer of the exhibit), Maureen Jistel, Linda McCarley, Heather Wang, Ruth Siddiqi and Louise Dillard.

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Plano’s Art & Wine Walk 2018 Season

The Art & Wine Walk takes place on the second Thursday of every month from April to December, with the 2018 season launching April 12! The evening begins at 5 p.m. with check-in at event1013. Once checked in, attendees embark on a tasting tour of the Plano Arts District. While enjoying wine samples at each participating location, participants keep track of the locations they visit on their Art & Wine Walk passports. Participants can turn in their passports at the end of the night to be entered in a drawing to win gift certificates to local shops and restaurants. The evening ends with the raffle drawing in McCall Plaza at 9:15 p.m. Participants must be present to win.

Each person that attends Art & Wine Walk gets a commemorative glass, along with a passport and a wine guide. http://www.visitdowntownplano.com/winewalk

Tickets can be pre-purchased online for $12 or purchased at the door for $18. Attendees who pre-purchase their tickets pick up their glass, passport and wine guide using the express lane at check-in. Pre-purchased ticket sales stop the day of the Art & Wine Walk at 3 p.m.

The season pass program is back for 2018! Season passes for the Art & Wine Walk include discounted pricing, a custom set of seasonal wine glasses, VIP credentials at check-in, and member only promotions. The Art & Wine Walk season passes cost $90 and can also be purchased online.


2018 Season Kickoff Party
The Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk 2018 Season is HERE!

WHEN:
Wednesday, March 7
5 PM – 7 PM

WHERE: 
Hub Streat
1212 14th St
Plano, TX 75074

Who’s ready for another year of wine, shopping, and prizes?! We’re rolling out the 2018 Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk season with a kickoff party at Hub Streat. Presented by Plano Magazine, join us in Downtown Plano for live music from Meia & Dillan Potter and dinner specials as we unveil this season’s themes.

We’ll be selling general admission and season passes for 10% off at the kickoff party. Anyone who purchases a ticket that night will get 50% off their Hub Streat wine and appetizer orders!!

And if that wasn’t enough, we’ll be announcing the details on a special Napa Valley weekend getaway trip that we’ll be giving away this season!

Come drink and dance the night away, and let’s uncork another amazing season in the Downtown Plano Arts District.

No ticket purchase necessary to attend kickoff party. This event is free and all ages are welcome. For more information on the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk, please go to visitdowntownplano.com/winewalk/. For event information, click here.

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Eastern Impressions Reception April 7

“Eastern Impressions”
Chinese Artists Exhibition Announced
For Willow Bend Mall in April and May
The Plano Art Association is sponsoring “EASTERN IMPRESSIONS” a special art exhibition of the works of Chinese artists in North Texas. It is being held during the months of April and May in the North Texas Performing Arts Center at the Willow Bend Mall in West Plano.
This exhibition is an example of how Plano Art Association strives to fulfill its mission of providing artists in the community the opportunity to exhibit their work. The Chinese art community has enthusiastically embraced participating in this special exhibition. It is being staged with the full collaboration of four area art organizations in addition to Plano Art Association:
North Texas Asian Photographers Association
Fusion Art Group
Volunteers Promoting Chinese Culture
Dallas Chinese Art Association
“Plano will experience a unique treat to see this very interesting exhibit. These artists and photographers are amazing in the dazzling style and quality of the art they create,” said Ken Wheatley, Plano Art Association Board Member.
“We greatly appreciate Plano Art Association’s effort to showcase the cultural diversity in our local community. Our artists feel energized and included in the art community of Plano, and look forward to contributing more to the diverse local art scene,” stated Heather Wang, member of Plano Art Association Advisory Council.

Exhibition Dates: April 1 to May 30, 2018
 
Daily Exhibition Hours:  
         Weekday Hours – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
         Evening and weekend hours vary;
call ahead to 972-422-2575          

    

Public Reception:
Saturday, April 7, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
In April, the exhibit will feature more than 70 pieces of original artwork Including drawings, paintings, calligraphy and calligraphy on bamboo.
In May, the exhibit will exclusively feature photography. Activities during the two-month exhibit will also feature demonstrations, presentations, musical and dance performances.
The North Texas Performing Arts Center is located in
The Shops at Willow Bend
2nd floor near Dillard’s
6121 W Park Blvd., Suite B216
Plano, TX 75093       972-422-2575  
 
For more information and related images, contact Gene Dillard
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MISSION STATEMENT: 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.

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RCAS Huffhines Exhibit and Sale

One of the great perks of RCAS membership is the opportunity to show and sell your work at the Huffhines Recreation Center in Richardson. A new show is hung approximately every two months and any member of RCAS is eligible to hang up to 3 paintings in each show (at no cost to the member).

A new exhibit by seven of our members went up Tuesday at the Huffhines Recreation Center, located at 200 N. Plano Road between Arapaho and Belt Line in Richardson. Mickey Archer, Karen Harris, Toni Wengler, Tom Jordon, Jones C. McConnell, Jr., Janice Hamilton and Lari Howard all hung work and as you can see, some very strong paintings are on display.

The exhibit will be up ’till June 5th, so drop by and see what your friends have been up to. If you are interested in joining the Richardson Civic Art Society, you can do so on our website at www.richardson-arts.org.

Submitted by Linda Clary. Email: linda@clary.org

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Wednesday & Thursday Night Life Drawing Group @ Creative Fun Arts & Crafts Studio

Come by the popular Wednesday and Thursday Night Life Drawing meetups! WALK INS WELCOME!

Every Wednesday Night at Creative Fun Arts & Crafts Studio in Richardson from 7pm to 9pm+. $25 per session.

508 W Lookout Drive, Richardson, TX 75080

Every Thursday Night at Make Your Mark Studio in Plano from 7pm to 9:30pm+. $25 per session / $15 if you attended Wednesday night the same week.

4101 E Park Blvd #145 Plano, TX 75074

Been meaning to draw more? And meet great people too? Do both! Come relax and learn with us! The main purpose of these meetups is to provide a wide variety of figure drawing opportunities through observing art models. Absolutely no experience is necessary, just a desire to explore your creative side! Our aim is to provide a warm, supportive and inspirational environment for all who want to join.

Check out the Meetup page to learn more. We hope to see you soon!

Submitted by Nick Langley. Email: nick.langley@rocketmail.com

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2018 Plano Plein Air Event Reception Feb. 24

REMINDER

The 2018 Plein Air Event
Reception is this weekend
Saturday, February 24
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
ArtCentre of Plano

Last Friday and Saturday, Plano Art Association, in conjunction with The Outdoor Painters Society, Southwest Watercolor Society and ArtCentre of Plano, conducted an exciting two-day plein air event in downtown Plano and nearby areas. The amazing artwork that was created by 40+ painters is now on exhibit at the ArtCentre of Plano through March 24.
You are invited to a special reception for PAA members and others interested in viewing the exhibit.  (Gathering for this reception will replace the regular monthly PAA Members’ meeting.)

Above are photos of some of the artists on location in the Downtown Plano area on Saturday. The Heritage Farmstead was a location favored by the artists on Friday.

Last Friday evening the painters gathered for pizza and wine to witness a watercolor demonstration by Michael Holter…noted member of all three sponsoring organizations.

Last Saturday evening a “wet painting” pre-show was held at the ArtCenter where the paintings were jurored into the month-long exhibit. Cash and merchandise awards were presented to winning entries.

MISSION STATEMENT: 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.

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


Plano Art Association

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2018 Plano Plein Air Event Feb. 16 & 17

Plano Art Association, in conjunction with The Outdoor Painters Society, Southwest Watercolor Society and ArtCentre of Plano, will be conducting an exciting two-day plein air event in Downtown Plano and nearby areas.

Up to 100 artists are expected to participate from all over North Texas. The artists will focus on the interesting subject matter of the Historic Downtown area and the Heritage Farmstead venue.
They will register on Friday, February 16, at the ArtCentre of Plano. From there, they will fan out and choose a spot with an interesting local subject and begin painting. The artists will choose their own media including oil, watercolor, pastels and various dry drawing materials. On Friday evening, the works of the day will be brought to the ArtCentre with works from Saturday to be added for an artistic “show and tell.”On Saturday, the same procedure will be followed, culminating with a gathering at the ArtCentre where a judge will select works for a month-long ArtCentre exhibition. Cash prizes will be awarded the winning entries at a reception on Saturday, February 24.

Participation as a painter in the event is limited to members of Plano Art Association, Outdoor Painters Society and Southwest Watercolor Society. Those wishing to participate and are not members of one of these organizations can easily join Plano Art Association on the organization’s website: www.planoartassociaton.org.

The reception will be open to the public on Saturday afternoon, February 24 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the ArtCentre of Plano,  902 E 16th Street Plano, TX 75074.

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COLLIN COLLEGE HOSTS Fog. Flame. Spark. Space – solo exhibition by Julie Shipp

THE ARTS gallery will host Fog. Flame. Spark. Space., a solo exhibition by Professor Julie Shipp from February 19 – March 22, 2018.

The exhibition features recent large-format oil paintings that reference natural occurrences in nature that are visually transitional, or things that cannot be permanent. This series is an extension of previous works that address the sublime forces of nature and reflect the temporal “quick flashes” of our time and existence.
Artist Talk on March 1, part of the Art Café series, 12–12:45 PM in THE ARTS gallery.

A reception will be held, free and open to the public, from 4-7 PM Thursday, February 22. The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9 AM-8 PM, Monday-Thursday; 9 AM – 3 PM, Friday-Saturday.

For more information about this or other exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Julie Shipp at 972.516.5070 or jshipp@collin.edu . THE ARTS gallery webpage is www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery .

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

Contact: Julie Shipp, THE ARTS gallery P: 972.516.5070 JShipp@Collin.edu

 

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3-Day Portrait Workshop with Gene Dillard starting soon!

IF, WHEN AND HOW TO USE  
PHOTO REFERENCE
WHEN PAINTING PORTRAITS
 

This workshop will cover and review basics of portrait painting. There will be focus on the issue of “if, when and how” to use photo reference in painting portraits. The gold standard for portrait painting is to paint strictly form life.

However, on many occasions, it is helpful to augment live sittings
with photo reference. The proper creation and use of
such photos is not as easy as one might think.
We will work through the process of getting the best photo reference
and then how to best use it in your paintings. Live models will be present
all three days for painting-form-life and photo reference.

Gene Dillard will lead this very useful workshop.
Cost is $300.
A $100 deposit will hold your place in the workshop.
Space is limited to 5 attendees, and only one spot is still available.
You can make your deposit at workshop.
If you have questions feel free to call 214-403-9171
Gene Dillard

214-403-9171

Click for Map to studio

(formerly Michael Holter Studio)

Submitted by GENE DILLARD. Email: gene@legacyportraitpainters.com

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2018 PAA Members’ Show reception & awards Jan. 20

You are invited to attend the special reception and awards presentation for the 2018 Plano Art Association Members’ Show held this Saturday, January 20, at ArtCentre of Plano 4:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Note, this is a time change from previous notices.) 
The reception will feature light hors d’oeuvres, wine and desserts. More than 70 pieces of work produced by more than 35 PAA members will be on display, starting January 11, for a month at ArtCentre of Plano in the Arts District in Downtown Plano. (902 E. 16th St., Plano, TX 75074) https://www.artcentreofplano.org/
Open TuesdaySaturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
     This exhibit is exclusively for PAA members to showcase art that reflects the quality and diversity of work by our membership. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works are exhibited.
     Judges’ awards that will be presented at the reception across all art categories. Judges are art professors from Collin College: Jennifer Seibert, Carter Scaggs and Al Johnson.


1st prize $500

2nd prize $250

3rd prize $150
$50 gift certificates to each of three merit winners
$100 People’s Choice Award
A few examples from the exhibit.

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MISSION STATEMENT: 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.

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


Plano Art Association

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December 2017 Art-related Events at the Plano Public Library

Plano Public Library Events
http://www.planolibrary.org
December 2017

Davis – 7501-B Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX 75025 – 972-208-8000
Haggard – 2501 Coit Road, Plano, TX 75075 – 972-769-4250
Harrington – 1501 18th Street, Plano, TX 75074 – 972-941-7175
Parr – 6200 Windhaven Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093 – 972-769-4300
Schimelpfenig – 5024 Custer Road, Plano, TX 75023 – 972-769-4200

calendar: Plano Public Library info for arts-related events December 2017 (doc)


Hand Drawn Animation – Learn how to create your own cartoons! We’ll supply the pencils and paper, you’ll supply the imagination. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. All ages
Davis Sat Dec 2 3pm

18st AIRSpace Workshop: Woven Christmas Tree Ornaments – Create a unique tree-shaped ornament by weaving pipe cleaners or sticks as weft through a yarn warp. All ages
Harrington Sat Dec 9 2pm

Makey Makey Poetry – Combine art, words, and technology! Create artwork inspired by a poem we supply. Then, use Makey Makey to connect your artwork to a computer and “play” the poem! Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. All ages
Haggard Sat Dec 16 3pm

18st AIRSpace Workshop: Handwoven Note Cards – Make decorative greeting cards for a special someone by needle weaving. All ages
Harrington Sun Dec 17 2pm

Calligraphy for Beginners – Improve your writing skills and get an introduction to calligraphy, which can be used for signage, lettering, invitations or just for fun! Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Adults
Schimelpfenig Tue Dec 19 7pm

Virtual Reality Painting Demo – Explore painting in 3D with the HTC Vive and Tiltbrush in a hands-on demo. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Ages 13 & up
Parr Wed Dec 20 4pm

Winter Wonderland – Cold got you feeling frozen? Warm up with winter-themed crafts and activities! Ages 2-6
Davis Thu Dec 21 10:30am

Metalsmithing – Learn how to saw your own design in metal and create a one-of-a-kind pendant or key chain. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. A Plano Library Card is required to register. Grades 9-12
Harrington Wed Dec 27 2-5pm

Stop Motion Animation – Learn how to create stop motion animation using Legos, action figures and other small toys. Recreate a scene from your favorite book or movie or write your own original script. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Grades 6-12
Davis Thu Dec 28 3pm

Painting with Light – Use our iPads, LED lights, and other random objects to create beautiful long-exposure photographs. We’ll also have our Tilt Brush available for you to create art in a virtual environment. Grades 4-8
Schimelpfenig Fri Dec 29 3pm

Multiple Dates:

Art Start – Stories to inspire your little artist followed by a different hands on art activity each week.
Things get messy! Smocks and materials provided. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Ages 3-6
Parr Wednesdays Aug 30-Dec 6 11am
Haggard Fridays Sep 1-Dec 8 11am

Animate Basics – Love cartoons and anime? Learn how to create your own digital animation. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Ages 13 & up
Parr Tue Oct 10 4pm
Parr Sat Dec 2 10am

Novel Knitters – Bring a project and meet other crafters. Share knit/crochet tips, or learn to knit. Adults
Haggard Mondays 7-8:30pm
Sep 11&25, Oct 9&23, Nov 6&20, Dec 4&18

Cool Crafts – Learn new skills, meet new friends, and share your love of crafts. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Adults
Schimelpfenig Tuesdays 7pm
Sep 5 Fall Embossed Leaves
Oct 3 Tinkering Tuesday Tech Craft (Part of Power Up at Your Library Week)
Nov 7 Hoop Art
Dec 5 Hygge Night – Cozy Crafts

3-D Printing Class – Learn the basics of 3D printing and get an introduction to 3D design. Students under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the class. Please bring a flash drive to save your design work. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Ages 8 & up
Davis Saturdays 10am-12pm
Sep 16, Oct 21, Nov 4, & Dec 9

Premiere: Intro to Video Editing – Learn the basics of video editing using Adobe Premiere. All classes are held in the Haggard Teen Digital Creation Space. No registration required. Space is first come-first served. Classes beyond “level 101” require experience with the software. Grades 6-12
Haggard Sun Dec 10 2-3:30pm
Haggard Thu Dec 28 3-4:30pm

Photoshop: Professional Headshots – Learn about headshot photography and editing using Photoshop. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Come 30 minutes early to receive a brief overview of the Adobe program before class. Ages 13 & up
Parr Mon Sep 11 7pm
Parr Mon Dec 11 7pm

Sand Painting – Learn basic techniques and create your own masterpiece using colored sand! Be prepared to get messy. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. All ages
Davis Wed Nov 22 3pm
Harrington Fri Dec 22 3pm

Make It – Take It Movies: LEGO Batman Movie – (PG, 104 min) Watch a family friendly movie and make a related craft! All ages
Schimelpfenig Sat Sep 16 2pm
Davis Wed Dec 27 2pm

Noon Year’s Eve Party – Celebrate the New Year early with crafts, activities, and a countdown to 12:00 NOON! All ages
Davis Sat Dec 30 11am
Parr Sat Dec 30 11am

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Plano Association Annual Members Show deadline Dec. 16

Annual PAA Members’ Show is just around the corner!

January 11 – February 9

A Call for Entries will be going out soon to all PAA members to enter the 2018 Members’ Show to be held at ArtCentre of Plano in January. Here are the key dates related to the exhibit.

12/1 –   Call is Open for Submission Online
12/16 – Artist Submission Deadline Online
1/02 –   Artist Notification of Pieces Accepted
1/06 –   Artist Drop Off
1/11 –   Opening of Show
1/20 –   Reception
2/10 –   Artist Pick Up

General parameters for submission will be one $25 fee, and you can enter up to three pieces. All art genre will be accepted. Size limit is 36″ in greatest dimension. Acceptance will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. The total number of pieces submitted will determine whether one, two or three of your pieces will be accepted.The show will be limited to a total of 65 pieces.

Plano Art Association
For more information about the association and to join see
www.planoartassociation.org 

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Michael Holter Plano Watercolor Workshop Dec. 5-7

A FEW 
WORKSHOP SPACES AVAILABLE 
 
Watercolor Fun
da-mentals
Michael welcomes novice and advanced students and tailors the experience to individual needs.
December 5,6,7 2017
9AM – 4PM
ArtCentre of Plano
Plano TX
 
$300
 
This workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings. You paint from photographs and will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results.
We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into your painting experience.
Each day you will engage in exercises that will solidify the content that you are working on and spend time viewing other artists work. We will discuss the methods and the impact that these artists achieve using their techniques.
Michael will demonstrate his approach to creating  landscapes and show you several high-speed video demonstrations.
And you will have ample time to successfully complete your own paintings.
Michael welcomes novice and advanced students and tailors the experience to individual needs.
From Herb Reed, past president of Southwestern Watercolor Society.
“For the past dozen years I have facilitated and/or participated in more than 20 watercolor workshops, as an officer of SWS and as a principal in a local gallery.  Michael’s recent workshop was one of the top few that “really made a difference” in the way that I approach painting.  Take it . . . you will learn about design and composition, techniques, and hints on taking reference photos — all for turning out terrific watercolors.”

 

A Complete List is Found at

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Wes Hardin Murals in Plano Completed

On Aug. 28, artist Wes Hardin began painting the district’s second mural on the exterior wall of Vickery Park. All three murals are to be inspired by historic photos of Plano that residents submitted to the Plano Mural Project.

Wes Hardin’s design represents a scene one would have found in downtown Plano in the early 1900s: citizens strolling in period dress, a Texas Electric Railway railcar and the train depot, and a delivery boy riding in a horse and buggy. The whole scene is set in front of a colorful Texas sunset.

For a video about the artist and the murals see https://vimeo.com/238778703

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Plano Studio Tour and Art Market Nov. 4 & 5

Plano Art Association Studio Tour and
Art Market set for this weekend, November 4 and 5. 

This two-day event, scheduled for this weekend, 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 4,  10:00 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. Five artists will be displaying their work at AramArt Institute at 2309 W. Parker Road, just West of Custer Road.See map to studio locations Pdf Map to  Studio Tour and Art Market

Submitted by PLANOT RT ASSOCIATION PLANA. Email: PRESIDENT@PLANOTARTASSOCIATION.ORG

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Site_Fjord_Fjall>>blueblackgreen, An Exhibition of works by Adam Fung & Nick Bontrager

COLLIN COLLEGE HOSTS SITE_FJORD_FJALL>>BLUEBLACKGREEN Works by Adam Fung and Nick Bontrager

THE ARTS gallery will host Site_Fjord_Fjall>>blueblackgreen, an exhibition, from November 1 – December 8, 2017.

Adam Fung and Nick Bontrager are Assistant Professors of Art at Texas Christian University (TCU). Both artists have exhibited in multiple colleges including the recent University of Dallas exhibition. Adam is currently showing Iceberg X at the Ro2 Art gallery in Dallas.

Adam Fung and Nick Bontrager will present talks in the Spring Creek Campus Library on Thursday, November 2 from 12:00 to 12:45 PM in room L201AB.

A reception will be held, free and open to the public, from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, November 2. The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m-3 p.m., Friday-Saturday.

For more information about this or other exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Julie Shipp at 972.516.5070 or jshipp@collin.edu . THE ARTS gallery webpage is www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery .

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

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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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Plano Public Library art-related events for October

Plano Public Library Events
www.planolibrary.org
October 2017

Locations:

Davis – 7501-B Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX 75025 – 972-208-8000
Haggard – 2501 Coit Road, Plano, TX 75075 – 972-769-4250
Harrington – 1501 18th Street, Plano, TX 75074 – 972-941-7175
Parr – 6200 Windhaven Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093 – 972-769-4300
Schimelpfenig – 5024 Custer Road, Plano, TX 75023 – 972-769-4200

 

Tinkering Tuesday Tech Craft – Low tech meets high tech in this special craft program when we make light up greeting cards using paper circuits. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Adults
Schimelpfenig Tue Oct 3 7pm

 

18st AIRSpace Workshop: Introduction to Printmaking – Learn the basics of printmaking to create a relief print using your drawings, abstract or geometric designs to create a master plate from which multiple images are made. All ages
Harrington Sun Oct 8 2pm

 

Art Workshop – Be ready to collaborate and get a little messy as we create one large group artwork using paper and paint. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Grades K-5
Harrington Mon Oct 9 3pm

 

Craft It Up! – Use your creativity to make a fun fall craft! Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Grades K-5
Schimelpfenig Tue Oct 10 3pm

 

Illustrator: Intro to Vector Art – Learn about basic Adobe Illustrator features: the pen tool, clipping masks and the swatches panel and how to use them to create vector-based art. All classes are held in the Haggard Teen Digital Creation Space. No registration required. Space is first come-first served. Classes beyond “level 101” require experience with the software. Grades 6-12
Haggard Sun Oct 15 2-3:30pm

 

Create Graphics with Illustrator – Learn how to create scalable vector graphics and designs. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Ages 13 & up
Parr Wed Oct 18 7pm

 

Animate, Draw & Explore using Scratch – Learn how Scratch uses drag-and-drop programming, which means no syntax errors. The program is always ready to run, enabling young learners to focus on the logic instead! Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. All ages
Haggard Sat Oct 21 3pm

 

Audition Basics – Learn about audio recording and editing. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Ages 13 & up
Parr Mon Oct 23 7pm

18st AIRSpace Workshop: Printmaking with Fruits, Vegetables and Found Objects – Play with your food and other non-traditional mark making tools to incorporate into printmaking for exciting, unique effects. Create original prints that are unexpected, whimsical and impressive. All ages
Harrington Sat Oct 28 2pm

 

Found Object Mask Making – Turn trash into treasure! Use recyclables and paint to make masks for Fall. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. All ages
Harrington Sun Oct 29 2pm

 

Multiple Dates:

Art Start – Stories to inspire your little artist followed by a different hands on art activity each week.
Things get messy! Smocks and materials provided. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Ages 3-6
Parr Wednesdays Aug 30-Dec 6 11am
Haggard Fridays Sep 1-Dec 8 11am

 

Cool Crafts – Learn new skills, meet new friends, and share your love of crafts. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Adults
Schimelpfenig Tuesdays 7pm
Sep 5 Fall Embossed Leaves
Oct 3 Tinkering Tuesday Tech Craft (Part of Power Up at Your Library Week)
Nov 7 Hoop Art
Dec 5 Hygge Night – Cozy Crafts
Parr Sun Nov 26 2pm
Davis Fri Dec 29 11am & 1pm

 

Novel Knitters – Bring a project and meet other crafters. Share knit/crochet tips, or learn to knit. Adults
Haggard Mondays 7-8:30pm
Sep 11&25, Oct 9&23, Nov 6&20, Dec 4&18

 

Animate Basics – Love cartoons and anime? Learn how to create your own digital animation. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Ages 13 & up
Parr Tue Oct 10 4pm
Parr Sat Dec 2 10am

 

The Write Stuff – Join others interested in creative writing to share critiques, exchange ideas, and support each other’s creative endeavors. Adults
Parr Thursdays 7pm
Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9

 

Scrappy Hour – Join us for a new project each session crafted using our Cricut machine! We will be using a variety of materials for one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Adults
Schimelpfenig Tuesdays 7pm
Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21

 

Sound Recording/Podcasting – Learn to record and edit sound and create your own podcast. Class held in the Haggard Teen Digital Creation Space. No registration required. Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program. Classes beyond “level 101” require experience with the software. Grades 6-12
Haggard Sat Sep 23 2-3:30pm
Haggard Sat Oct 21 2-3:30pm

 

Photoshop Artwork – Apply filters to your photos to create and enhance your artwork. Class held in the Haggard Teen Digital Creation Space. No registration required. Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program. Classes beyond “level 101” require experience with the software. Grades 6-12
Haggard Sun Sep 24 2-3:30pm
Haggard Sun Oct 22 2-3:30pm

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Collin College ARTS Gallery hosts the Arts Faculty Exhibition PROOF

THE ARTS gallery will host “PROOF” photographic works by Professor Byrd Williams, from September 27 through October 25, 2017. Byrd Williams is a fourth generation photographer, Williams is best known for his urban work in the US and Europe. He produces extremely detailed photographs, usually as triptychs, using a very large format view camera.

Byrd Williams has been teaching photography for 26 years in the photography/graphic design department at Collin College. Williams is a published writer and international artist whose work has been shown and collected at the Amon Carter Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Stadt Museum of Trier Germany as well as many publications and collections throughout the US and Europe. For the year 1997, Byrd was selected as an artist in residence in Bad EMS, Germany and lived at Wagner’s Castle the “Schloss Balmoral”. His work on the civic use of German, French, Belgian, English and Dutch street corners was featured on television and exhibited in several West German cities in 1997 and 2007.

Williams will present a talk in the Spring Creek Campus Library on Thursday, October 5 from 12:00 to 12:45 PM in room L201AB.

A reception will be held, free and open to the public, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, October 5. The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM., Monday-Thursday; 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Friday-Saturday.

For more information about this or other exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Julie Shipp at 972.516.5070 or jshipp@collin.edu . THE ARTS gallery webpage is http://www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery .

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

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Plano Art Association – new year, new place to meet…

website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/PlanoArtAssociation

http://www.planoartassociation.org

The Plano Art Association was formed in 1969 as a non-profit organization, and continues to be a vital part of the community. We are a non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage artistic development of members, to advance artistic values in community projects, to further art education, to encourage creative activities related to art, and to bring artistic values into everyday living.

General Membership Meetings
The monthly general membership meetings are usually held on the fourth Tuesday of the month all year, beginning promptly at 7:00 P.M. As well as a chance to network with and meet other artists and art lovers, we have demonstration artists, exhibits, competitions, and choose an artist of the month, as well as delicious light refreshments.

Mailing Address
PO BOX 861508
Plano, TX 75086

 

Call 2144039171

@PlanoArtAssociation

info@planoartassociation.org

“Plano Art Association is funded in part by the City of Plano”

Exhibit Address
ArtCentre of Plano
902 E 16th St, Plano, TX 75074
Hours:
Wednesday10AM–5PM
Thursday 10AM–5PM
Friday 10AM–5PM
Saturday 10AM–5PM
Sunday Closed
Monday 10AM–5PM
Tuesday 10AM–5PM

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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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3-DAY PORTRAIT WORKSHOP with Gene Dillard Aug. 18-20, 2017

3-Day Portrait Workshop by Gene Dillard will help you unlock secrets of developing vibrant color within value patterns in portraits. To conveniently pay online, go to www.dfwartworkshops.com.

Friday, August 18, 2017 9:00 AM
to Sunday, August 20, 2017, 4:00 PM

Rail Station Studios
1013 15th Place, St. 101, Plano, TX (map)

DFW Portrait/Figurative Workshop Meetup

Plano, TX
173 Portrait/Figurative Artists

PURPOSE These workshops are gatherings where motivated artists come together to practice and learn how to draw and paint people. The sessions include hands-on training by pro…

Check out this Meetup Group →

 

Submitted by GEN. Email: gene@legacyportraitpaibters.comGENELEGgen

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New mural in Plano designed by Will Heron makes Its mark

If you’ve driven down 15th Street these past 2 weeks, you’ve probably noticed the latest addition to the arts district: a colorful mural on the wall of Georgia’s Farmers’ Market.

The mural, a product of the Downtown Mural Project http://www.planomural.com/, uses visual art to celebrate Plano’s rich history by incorporating historical elements inspired by Plano’s past. Each of the mural’s five columns is a different color and focuses on elements from historic photos of Plano, submitted by residents earlier this year.

This is the first of three murals to be painted in Downtown Plano this year. Local artist Will Heron is the mural’s designer. He has designed and worked on several other murals in the DFW area since founding the art collective WHERON – http://www.wheronart.com/.

If you haven’t already had a chance, head to downtown to see this new piece of art for yourself!

Don’t miss it at the August 10th Art & Wine Walk   – 2nd Thursday of the Month 5-9:15 pm. For Tickets see http://www.visitdowntownplano.com/winewalk/?mc_cid=2ce68f77e6&mc_eid=3f53ac9516

–from Arts District News – August issue. You can subscribe to the free email newsletter.

 

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Quilt Plano 2017 Aug. 11-12

Quilt Plano 2017

Friday and Saturday, August 11-12, 2017
9:00am – 5:00pm

Plano Event Center (formerly Plano Centre)
2000 East Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75074
http://www.qgplano.org/
 
General One-Day Admission – $10
Senior One-Day Admission (62+) – $9
Advance Sale One-Day Admission – $9
Children 12 and under – Free
 
FREE demonstrations of quilting related skills are provided during both days of the show. These demonstrations will be offered in 30-45 minute sessions. Skills demonstrated will cover various techniques, from the traditional to the newest in art quilting, including various types of applique, piecing, finishing techniques, and the latest from the Art Quilters of Plano.
 
Popular to Quilt Plano is the Special Exhibits. These exhibits have included quilts and projects from some of the Guild’s many workshops, special-interest groups and guild challenges. Our workshops are designed to teach quilters new techniques or methods, to continue in our pursuit of the art of quilting. Special-interest groups meet with a group of quilters sharing an interest in a specific area of emphasis.

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Art Focus XC exhibit extended to July 15 at Art Centre of Plano

“FOCUS: On the Walls”

 

The exhibition will be on display through July 15, 2017 at the Art Centre of Plano, 902 East 16th St., Plano TX 75074

Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm  www.artcentreofplano.com

Art Focus XC

A professional group of artists in the Dallas, Texas area creating original artworks using watercolors, oils, acrylics, mixed media and collage. For more about Art Focus XC see their website:  http://www.artfocusxc.com/

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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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ARTS Gallery at Collin College: Cultural Sanctimony Reception June 29

culturalsanctimony

THE ARTS GALLERY AT COLLIN COLLEGE PRESENTS CULTURAL SANCTIMONY

(PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKS FROM COLLIN COLLEGE STUDENTS)

THE ARTS gallery presents Cultural Sanctimony from June 19 – July 21, 2017.

Photographic works by students will be featured in the annual exhibition under the direction of Photographer and Collin College Art Professor Byrd Williams. The exhibition addresses a range of topics and demonstrates several photography processes in an installation that engages, confronts, and challenges the viewer. Cultural Sanctimony is on view June 19 and runs through July 21, 2017 in THE ARTS gallery, room A175, Spring Creek Campus, Plano.

Artist Include: Daniel Eubank, Moriah Garcia, Lee Laird, Wayne Maynard, Freddie Meagher, Michaela Million, Natalie Small, Hector Tellez and Miaojian Zheng. A reception will be held, free and open to the public, from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 29. The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m-3 p.m., Friday-Saturday.

Art courses offered at Collin include 2-D design, 3-D design, ceramics, communication design, digital arts, drawing, figure drawing, jewelry/art metals, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and watercolor.

For more information about this or other exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Julie Shipp at 972.516.5070 or jshipp@collin.edu . THE ARTS gallery webpage is www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery .

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

 

THE ARTS gallery has been nominated in Best of Plano!
Check it out, and Vote for THE ARTS Gallery “Best place to Get Artsy in Plano”
http://planomagazine.com/bestofplano

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COLLIN COLLEGE hosts the VISUAL ARTS GUILD OF FRISCO – Reception July 27

June 20, 2017 – THE ARTS gallery will host Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, a group exhibition, from July 26 through August 16, 2017.

A reception will be held, free and open to the public, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, July 27.

The works from this exhibition will be selected by Dr. Clair Robertson, Professor of Art History at Collin College.

The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco provides a peer network for both established and emerging artists, as well as beginning artists and art lovers. Founded in 2001, VAGF has grown to become a vital part of the North Texas arts community. Each year, they host numerous art exhibits, workshops and educational lectures for our members and the public. VAGF also has visiting artist’s talks, networking groups, and critique circles and help each artist advance their knowledge and connections within the art community. For more about VAGF, see the website http://vagf.org

The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m-3 p.m., Friday-Saturday.

For more information about this or other exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Julie Shipp at 972.516.5070 or jshipp@collin.edu . THE ARTS gallery webpage is http://www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery .

Art courses offered at Collin include 2-D design, 3-D design, ceramics, communication design, digital arts, drawing, figure drawing, jewelry/art metals, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and watercolor.

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

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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).

Submitted by Plan Art Association. Email: president@planoartassociation.org

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COLLIN COLLEGE HOSTS THE STUDENT INVITATIONAL ART EXHIBITION – Closing Reception June 8

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May 4, 2017 – THE ARTS gallery will host the Student Invitational Art Exhibition, a group exhibition, from May 17 – June 8, 2017.

The annual exhibition features recent artworks from all media by a select group of returning students nominated by members of THE ARTS faculty of Collin College. The Student Invitational Art Exhibition will open May 17 and runs through June 8, 2017 in THE ARTS gallery, Spring Creek Campus, Plano. Art courses offered at Collin include 2-D design, 3-D design, ceramics, communication design, digital arts, drawing, figure drawing, jewelry/art metals, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and watercolor.

A reception will be held, free and open to the public, from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, June 8. The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m-3 p.m., Friday-Saturday.

For more information about this or other exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Julie Shipp at 972.516.5070 or jshipp@collin.edu . THE ARTS gallery webpage is www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery .

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

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THE ARTS gallery has been nominated in Best of Plano!
Check it out, and Vote for THE ARTS Gallery “Best place to Get Artsy in Plano”
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Cultural Sanctimony: Collin College Student Photographic Exhibition opens June 19 at the ARTS Gallery

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THE ARTS GALLERY AT COLLIN COLLEGE PRESENTS CULTURAL SANCTIMONY

(PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKS FROM COLLIN COLLEGE STUDENTS)

THE ARTS gallery presents Cultural Sanctimony from June 19 – July 21, 2017.

Photographic works by students will be featured in the annual exhibition under the direction of Photographer and Collin College Art Professor Byrd Williams. The exhibition addresses a range of topics and demonstrates several photography processes in an installation that engages, confronts, and challenges the viewer. Cultural Sanctimony is on view June 19 and runs through July 21, 2017 in THE ARTS gallery, room A175, Spring Creek Campus, Plano.

Artist Include: Daniel Eubank, Moriah Garcia, Lee Laird, Wayne Maynard, Freddie Meagher, Michaela Million, Natalie Small, Hector Tellez and Miaojian Zheng. A reception will be held, free and open to the public, from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 29. The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m-3 p.m., Friday-Saturday.

Art courses offered at Collin include 2-D design, 3-D design, ceramics, communication design, digital arts, drawing, figure drawing, jewelry/art metals, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and watercolor.

For more information about this or other exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Julie Shipp at 972.516.5070 or jshipp@collin.edu . THE ARTS gallery webpage is www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery .

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

 

THE ARTS gallery has been nominated in Best of Plano!
Check it out, and Vote for THE ARTS Gallery “Best place to Get Artsy in Plano”
http://planomagazine.com/bestofplano

 

 

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VAGF at the ARTS Gallery of Collin College – call for entries

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VAGF Juried show in the ARTS Gallery of Collin College

(at Spring Creek campus) – Call for Artworks

VAGF is excited to provide members with an opportunity to exhibit their works in a juried art show. The show will be on the display at Spring Creek campus from July 27 through August 17. If interested, send artwork images (include title, medium, dimensions, and price) to exhibits@vagf.org (put Collin College in the subject line) by Sunday, June 18. Artworks submitted by May 14 will be considered for featuring in promotional materials.

The show will be juried by Dr. Letha Clair Robertson, Art Historian.

Timeline for the show
Submission: Sunday, June 18 (early submission May 14)
Notification of acceptance: July 1
Artworks delivery to the gallery: Thursday, July 20 from 9-5pm or Friday July 21 from 9-3pm
Reception: Thursday, July 27th from 4-7pm
Artworks Pickup: Friday August 18, from 9:00-3:00 pm or Saturday Aug 19 from 9:00-3:00

VAGF will retain 30% commission for all sales generated during the event.

All submitted works should be ready-to-hang with wire taut at the upper fourth of the frame. Saw hook hanging will not be accepted. All works on 1/2” canvases should be framed. All the works on 1”to 2” canvases need to have neatly painted edges if not framed.

For more about VAGF (and to join) see https://vagf.org

The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m-3 p.m., Friday-Saturday.

For more information about this or other exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Julie Shipp at 972.516.5070 or jshipp@collin.edu . THE ARTS gallery webpage is www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery .

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3-Day Portrait Workshop: Color May 19-21

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May 19, 20, 21
Workshop lead by Gene Dillard
At Rail Station Studios  1013 15th Place, Plano, Texas 75074
9:00 am till 4:00 pm

Seems the most common challenge for aspiring (and sometimes accomplished) portrait painters is the mystery and mastery of color especially when it comes to skin tones. In this workshop we will not only study the theory of color but some very direct hands-on mixing techniques. The subtle blends of warm and cool temperatures can bring magic to a face because flesh color is not the color of flesh it it the color of light reflecting on a face…a very different idea.

We will be painting three different models, each with distinctly different skin tones. These exercises should be fun for both accomplished painters and those early in the struggle with color.

Cost for workshop is $300. A $100 deposit is required to hold your place in the workshop. Payment can be made online at www.legacyportraitpainters.com  (WORKSHOPS)

Submitted by Gene Dillard. Email: gene@legacyportraitpainters.com

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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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