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Art In Grief April 21


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

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

Current artist list includes:

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

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

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Art & Wine Walk April 13 in Downtown Plano


The First Art & Wine Walk of 2017 is THIS THURSDAY!

Sip and shop with us in the arts district! The Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk 2017 season begins this Thursday, April 13. Presented by Plano Magazine, the Art & Wine Walk is an event where participants sample wines at their favorite shops in Downtown Plano while enjoying live music, curated art exhibitions and special discounts. At this month’s Art & Wine Walk, there will be exclusive promotions for Art & Wine Walk attendees offered by:

Come out and join us! It’s the perfect way to unwind in Plano’s new arts district.. and don’t worry, it’s not too late to get your tickets!
The Art & Wine Walk takes place on the second Thursday of every month from April to December. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with check-in at either McCall Plaza (April & June) or event1013 (May, July-December). 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.
Each person that  attends Art & Wine Walk gets a commemorative glass, along with a wine passport (that can be entered into a raffle at the end of the evening to win prizes) and a wine guide. Tickets can be pre-purchased online for $12 or purchased at the door for $18. 

Buy Tickets

For more information on the Art & Wine Walk and other Downtown Plano events, check out www.visitdowntownplano.com

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Energy 2017 opens April 19 at the ARTS Gallery; reception April 27


Poster: Energy_2017_poster_04032017

SHOW TITLE: Energy 2017


Wednesday, April 19 – Saturday, May 13, 2017


Thursday, April 27th from 4 to 7 PM


Communication Design students create installations using new media technology, presenting a range of concepts and designs produced at Collin College.

THE ARTS gallery Location:
Collin College Spring Creek Campus
2800 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano
Room A-175

Gallery hours are:

Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 8 PM.;

Friday and Saturday, 9 AM to 3 PM

For more information about this exhibition and any future exhibitions, visit the gallery’s website at http://www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery or call 972-881-5873


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2017 Plano Artfest April 22 & 23


Plano Artfest is back for a second year. This year’s festival will include a week of community art programming that ends with a two-day festival in the Downtown Plano Arts District. Come out and let your creativity loose!

When? Saturday, April 22 from 5 PM to 11 PM and Sunday, April 23 from 10 AM to 6 PM

Where? Saturday’s events will take place in McCall Plaza, while Sunday will be in Haggard Park.

What? Plano Artfest is a FREE community event built around artistic inclusiveness, creative curiosities, and cultural connection.

This year’s Artfest will be adding a Saturday night experience geared towards a more contemporary art crowd, while Sunday will be the traditional family fun day for young families and art lovers of all types.

Saturday will include:

  • Contemporary art installations curated by Dallas artist Joshua King from the Aurora festival
  • Food trucks provided by Hub Streat
  • An Artisan Lounge presented by Artisan Vapor Company
  • A concert held on the Hub Streat Stage featuring local bands and regional headliner Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears

Sunday will include:

  • Free sidewalk chalk contest Chalk It Up
  • Performances from Plano’s best art and cultural groups
  • Local food vendors
  • A makers market
  • A Kids Zone with bounce houses and art make-it-and-take-it stations

Collin College’s art department

will be at the festival on both days, doing live demonstrations of pottery making and metal pouring art and hosting severalinteractive public art stations.

Mark it in your calendars and bring a friend! We can’t wait to see you there!

For more information on Plano Artfest, visit www.planoartfest.com

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Plano Artfest 2017 Artist Vendor Application deadline March 3

Artist Vendor Applications Now Open for Plano Artfest 2017

Plano Artfest would not exist without artists and vendors like you! This year’s Artfest is a 2 day event taking place on April 22nd and 23rd. If you are interested in being aninstallation artist or an art, food, or commercial vendor, please click the link below to see exhibition details and fill out the Artist Vendor Application.

Thank you! We are so excited for Plano Artfest 2017!

Download Application


For more information on events happening in Downtown Plano, go to www.visitdowntownplano.com

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Downtown Plano Arts District call for Mural Art – deadline extended to Feb. 17



The Plano Art Association and Historic Downtown Plano Association are looking for artists to paint three large murals in the Arts District. Call: DMP Call for Artists Press Release FINAL


PLANO, TX – Jan. 26, 2017 – The Downtown Mural Project began earlier this month with an open call for artists to leave a legacy in Downtown Plano by applying to paint three large murals in the Arts District. Interested artists can apply at callforentry.org under Plano Mural Project. The application is open from now until February 10.

The project has a budget of $68,000, which will cover compensation for the artists’ design and engineering services, materials, fabrication, installation, and any other costs related to the Downtown Mural Project. “This project is an incredible opportunity to use visual art to celebrate Plano’s rich history,” said Alex Hargis, the Executive Director for the Historic Downtown Plano Association. “We are so excited to collaborate with the artists to create something that will honor Plano’s heritage.”

All three murals will be inspired by historic photos of Plano that are currently being submitted by citizens, so that the Downtown Mural Project will engage the community and keep the murals current and personal to Plano residents. The project will culminate with a public unveiling ceremony and press event in downtown with city officials, residents, private sector leaders and regional art advocates in attendance.

To assist in the artist open call and overall project management of the mural installations, Plano Art Association has enlisted the help of Joshua King, Dallas-based artist and co-founder of Aurora. An advisory council has also been formed to ensure the historical accuracy and relevance of the murals. For more information on the Downtown Mural Project, visit www.planomural.com

About Plano Art Association The Plano Art Association was formed in 1969 as a non-profit organization, and continues to be a vital part of the community. Our purpose is to encourage the visual art development of members, advance visual art values in community projects, further art education, to encourage creative activities related to art, and to enhance visual art values in the Plano community and beyond.

About Historic Downtown Plano Association The Historic Downtown Plano Association is a non-profit organization formed in 2007 for the purpose of promoting tourism in the downtown neighborhood, preserving the district’s rich heritage and supporting the arts. The Association produces events and festivals to advance public awareness of the arts district and to encourage community development.

Media Contact for the Downtown Mural Project: Alex Hargis Executive Director, Historic Downtown Plano Association www.visitdowntownplano.com ahargis@visitdowntownplano.com | Phone: 972-948-5916

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Plano Art Association 2017 Juried Members’ Exhibit


2017 PAA Juried Members’ Exhibit  
February 2017 Juried Show: 2D, 3D, Fabric, Photography or Print
Exhibit will be made up of an open call to all members.

Exhibit opens Tuesday, Feb. 14th and closes March 1st, 2017 at the PAA Gallery

Friday, February 24th Reception & Awards 7:00 to 9:00 pm.


http://planoartassociation.org/  214-773-5696

PAA Gallery, 1013 15th Pl #105, Plano, TX 75074

Gallery Hours

Monday By Appointment Only

Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM



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The Letter as Art in the Digital Age at the THE ARTS Gallery; Reception Feb. 2


Coming to THE ARTS gallery

Collin County College, Spring Creek Campus, Plano – Room A175

January 17 – February 22, 2017

Reception: Thursday, February 2nd from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Curator: Dr. Dallie Clark
2015-2017 Lebrecht Endowed Chair
for Scholarly Engagement


Gallery Hours
Monday through Thursday
9 AM to 7 PM
Friday and Saturday
9 AM to 3 PM

THE ARTS gallery Location:
Spring Creek Campus
2800 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano
Room A-175

Contact Information:
THE ARTS gallery
Phone: 972-881-5873
Email: theartsgallery@collin.edu

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Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Show in Plano Jan. 27-29, 2017


It’s almost time again to kick off another great year of
stamping and paper crafting fun with StampScrapArtTour!

So gather up all your stamping friends
because we’ve got what you’ve been waiting for…
a wonderful weekend of shopping, learning and fun
with your favorite SSAT show vendors!

 Plano Centre
2000 East Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75074
January 28 & 29
Saturday 10 am – 5 pmSunday 10 am – 3 pm
$6 in Advance or $7 at the Door
Great Vendors • Demos • Make & Takes
Plus over $1300 in Tour Bucks door prizes
will be given away!
(Tour Bucks are to be spent at the show.) 

Vendors include:
Art Gone Wild • Close To My Heart • Darcie’s Country Folk • Heartfelt Creations
Inky Antics • Just Crop • Just For Fun • Kreative Kreations • Repeat Impressions
Rubber Cottage • Seaside Stampin’ Ink • Stamp On It • Stampers Anonymous
Stampin’ Up! • Technique Junkies • Tessler Stamps/Stencils Co. • The Paper Cut

Directions to the Plano Centre

Please visit our website for Tickets & More Information

Click here to find out more.

  • Make ‘N Take Admission* $35

    – January 27th, 7pm – 10pm

    Make ‘N Take is Friday before the show. Make sure to get your Make ‘N Take tickets, they sell out fast!

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Oil Painting Classes by Elliot Fallas

Amaze yourself, family and friends with original, colorful oil paintings of your own creative design. This unique painting class is for beginning and intermediate students with a passion for art. Class instructor, Elliot Fallas, is a local artist whose oil paintings have been featured in galleries across the country and whose body of work reflects his eclectic and highly personal techniques. Two evening classes are offered on Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm and two day classes on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Carpenter Rec Center on Coit between Spring Creek and Legacy.

New classes begin week of January 16, 2017. Check out “Passion and Art” classes on the Plano Leisure Online website:  https://parks.planotx.org/econnect/activities/activitiesadvsearch.asp


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18st AIRSpace – Artist in residence program – 2017-2018


We are currently accepting applications for the 18st AIRSpace artist in residence program. Applications are due January 31, 2017 for residencies June 2017 – May 2018.

Please see the 18st AIRSpace link below for access to the application.

The 18st AIRSpace is the Plano Public Library System’s artist in residence program. The 18st AIRSpace provides hands-on opportunities for the artists and the community to engage with one another. The community can watch the artist at work, see the artist’s work on display, do the make and take activity and participate in depth hands-on workshops. The make and take activities are offered daily and the workshops are offered twice a month. Both components reflect the artistic style of the artist. The community gets to engage with the artists and experience different types of art for free. The 18st AIRSpace is housed at Harrington Library. Artists work at least 16 hours per week in the 18st AIRSpace when the library is open and are paid a stipend. There is also an allotment for materials. Residencies last one to three months. More information about the 18st AIRSpace can be found on our website under Art in the Library.

Contact 18stAIRSpace@plano.gov


Please feel free to share with other artists!

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Relocation Sale & Coloring Party at Art Is Life Studio Nov. 19


Hey, this is Jenice. Art Is Life Studio is moving to Yeager Properties of Plano next month and I am having a sale and coloring party from 5-10 p.m. November 19 as a send off. Of course this is very bittersweet. The new co-working location has a lot of possibilities. But this location I have been in for almost 2 years has been a haven. I will still host and co-host events as well as pop-up art openings in this new space. I am really going to miss my Richardson location but see so much potential for the future at Yeager.

I will have art, some furniture and other items for sale. There will be plenty to color and we will have snacks. Please bring cash, if you can. I accept credit cards but will charge for the nominal fee I have to pay to use Square services. I really hope to see you, as this is a come-and-go event. If I tear up, I’m fine. I’m fine!

Donations and kind words for this move are accepted.

Where: Art Is Life Studio 1200 E Collins Blvd Ste 106, Richardson, Texas 75081

When: November 19, 2016 5pm – 10pm

Art Is Life Studio Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/artislifestudio/

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1768260673424401/


You may wonder WHY PLANO? Well some folks were wondering WHY RICHARDSON, too. We live in North Garland, which isn’t far from either location and easily accessed for us. Contrary to what some may believe, I’ve had a lot of support from Plano-area folks and the Plano Chamber of Commerce has been a great part of that. I do recognize and appreciate the people from all over the Metroplex that have made the studio stay alive. There are art communities away from Dallas proper, even though we know Dallas is a huge, vibrant art city

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Artists’ Studio Tour and Sale Nov. 5 & 6 – Allen, Plano & Wylie

Saturday, November 5   10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, November 6   Noon to 5 pm

Gallery VIII artists and friends are opening their studios again this year. You are invited to see works in progress, demonstrations and artwork for sale. See list of participating artists and a map to their studios below.

Come meet and visit with the artists in their working environments. Bring your family and friends and spend the day touring and reveling in art. This is a great opportunity to purchase beautiful works of art directly from the artists…usually at non-gallery discounts…perfect as the holiday gift-giving season approaches.
Look for yellow Artist Studio Tour signs and yellow balloons at each location.

Check out our website: www.tourartiststudios.com  Or, for information contact us at mrenfroart@aol.com • 972 727 5426
Door Prizes at Every Studio
Each artist will donate an original work of art.  Winners will be contacted after the tour.
 Click on the map below, and it will take you to our web page with a Google map showing the locations of all the artists’ studios.

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November Painting Classes by Elliot Fallas


Amaze yourself, family and friends with original, colorful oil paintings of your own creative design. This unique painting class is for beginning and intermediate students with a passion for art. Class instructor, Elliot Fallas, is a local artist whose oil paintings have been featured in galleries across the country and whose body of work reflects his eclectic and highly personal techniques. Two evening classes are offered on Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm and two day classes on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Carpenter Rec Center on Coit between Spring Creek and Legacy.

New classes begin the week of November 7.  Check out “Passion and Art” classes on the Plano Leisure Online website:  https://parks.planotx.org/econnect/activities/activitiesadvsearch.asp

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3-Day Portrait Workshop October 14, 15, 16


Gene Dillard will be conducting a 3-day workshop starting October 14. It is another in a series to help folks who are striving for adding to their skill set in mastering portraiture. Because everyone is working at different levels, I strive to provide assistance to help you reach your next level of competency. There are universal challenges we all face and we can all benefit from concentrated instruction and focus.

The workshop will include three full days of instruction and painting from live models.

The sessions will be held in my Rail Station Studio in the downtown Plano Arts District.

The total workshop fee is $300. A refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve a spot in the workshop. The balance can be paid at the beginning of the workshop. To conveniently pay online, go to http://www.dfwartworkshops.com

The workshop will focus on all the proven techniques for achieving a likeness in your portraits. That means tackling the entire spectrum of challenges…from getting proportions right to the finesse needed to render skin tones and the landscape of faces. There will be demonstrations, visual presentations and lots of hands-on, one-on-one instruction. (More details to follow. Materials list will be provided when you sign up.)

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Gallery8680 call for art for Me Myself I: Self Portrait


thegallery8680: will open its doors at 7pm October 7th 2016 for Me Myself I
This letter is a call for artists to submit work for the exhibition titled Me Myself I This show is open for all mediums and must be the artist’s original interpretation of Me Myself I: Self Portrait Our desire is to create a space for emerging artists of a visionary nature. Whether self-taught or raised within the disciplines of art,
All exhibits will be curated and not all work submitted will be exhibited;
Me Myself I: Self Portrait To submit work:Email 1>3<10 images in 300dpi digital format, please keep files well organized and manageable. List the size, media and description of works. An artist statement is required with the submission. All submissions should be in jpg files. I do not accept cloud, web pages or drop box submissions. http://www.thegallery8680.com/me-myself-i.html
Submission of 1-3  pieces $15 > 3 $5 for each piece: Please pay submission fee by going to the gallery website http://www.thegallery8680.com/ and hit the buy now button. Submission is not complete till payment received.
To meet gallery requirements:
Ready-to-hang with secure wiring that does not stretch [eventually appearing above the work]. Hanging apparatus attached that supports the weight of the piece.
1”– 2” stretcher frames are acceptable; edges should be cleaned, painted or finished in some manner. If not framed saw hook hanging is not acceptable. ½“canvases will not be accepted unless framed.( or at curators discretion). If artwork includes multiple pieces, submit a diagram for hanging [including desired dimensions for spacing]
Work not in compliance with requirements will not be hung.
Timeline of show:Submissions Due: Midnight Friday September 9th 2016
Acceptance: Monday September 12th 2016
Delivery: Monday September 26th 4-6pm
Pick Up: Monday October 24th 2016 4-6pm
p 214 -585-8175 [please leave voice message if I do not pick up]
e thegallery8680@gmail.com
The gallery is located: @ 8680 main street suite e1 Frisco Texas 75034.
Robyn parker Feehan Creative Director thegallery8680    
thegallery8680 is partnering with Frisco Arts :  their mission is to expand the artistic, educational, and cultural opportunities in Frisco.

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Art en Blanc opens Sept. 2 at Gallery8680


Art en Blanc | everything white

we hope you can join us for the opening of Art en Blanc | everything white Friday 2nd September @7pm thegallery8680…. photography by Mike Zapata… Piercing the Veil
8680 Main St Frisco, TX 75033
(214) 585-8175  http://www.thegallery8680.com/art-en-blanc.html

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The Gallery @ Courtyard exhibit space opportunity


The Gallery @ Courtyard serves as a display of local DFW artists to proudly exhibit their tireless work.  With shows that rotate every 6 to 8 weeks, this gallery provides an intimate examination of the messages portrayed by the products of our artists.The Gallery at Courtyard encompasses the majority of the lobby space at the Courtyard Theater. For more information, see https://www.plano.gov/1909/The-Gallery-at-Courtyard.

If you are interested in exhibiting your work at the Gallery @ Courtyard, please review our Gallery Policies and Procedures and fill out our Online Application.  Our Patron Services Coordinator will contact you as soon as possible to review your work and discuss available dates.*

Gallery Hours
The Gallery @ Courtyard is open to the public Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm.  Depending on events and staffing, these hours may be adjusted without notice.  

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Art Imitates Life – Life Imitates Art at the Gallery @ the Courtyard in Plano


Gallery @ Courtyard
This Friday 5 – 7 pm




This Friday, August 26, Plano Art Association is holding a reception for the special exhibit of a group of artists who gather every Thursday evening at the PAA gallery to paint from live models…thence, the name of the group and the name of the exhibit, THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE.


The exhibit exclusively features many figurative works initiated by these artists on Thursdays along with other of their figurative works. The artists are very dedicated to perfecting their skills in capturing the character of a vast array of different individuals.
The subjects for Thursday night sessions are professional art models skilled at striking and holding interesting poses for a full three hours.

Among the exhibitors are award winning painters as well as those early in their journeys in studying the fine art of painting and drawing from life.

The Gallery @ Courtyard is just across Haggard Park from the PAA Gallery. Address: Courtyard Theater, 1509 H Avenue, Plano, TX 75074 Phone (972) 941-5613
Join us at the reception at the Gallery @ Courtyard this Friday, August 26, 5-7 pm
We look forward to seeing you,
Soheyla Rashidyan
President, Plano Art Association
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

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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Quilt Plano 2016 August 12 & 13

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The Quilters Guild of Plano presents the annual Quilt Plano!

Friday and Saturday, August 12-13, 2016
9:00am – 5:00pm
Plano Centre

General One-Day Admission – $8
Senior One-Day Admission (62+) – $7
Advance Sale One-Day Admission – $7
Children 12 and under – Free


In addition to the display of quilts entered into the show competition:

A popular feature of Quilt Plano is the silent auction of mini quilts during the show. A wide variety of styles and techniques are represented, including seasonal, whimsical, and traditional. Bidding is open throughout the show and closes at 3:00pm on Saturday, August 13th. Payments may be made by cash or check – no credit cards.

FREE demonstrations of quilting related skills are provided during both days of the show. These demonstrations will be offered in 30-45 minute sessions.

The judges for Quilt Plano 2016 will be Lisa Erlandson and Sandy Gard.

Reffle Drawing will be held at 3:30 at Plano Centre on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Raffle tickets may be purchased at the show or from a member of Quilters Guild of Plano. For additional information about the raffle quilt, contact Rose Davis.

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


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.


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.


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.


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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Plano International Festival call for artists



Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Downtown Plano’s Haggard Park



Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the world with…

Cultural displays ~ Naturalization ceremony ~ Parade of flags

International art exhibit ~ Multicultural music and dance performances

Fitness and Wellness Fair Children’s educational activities ~ International fashion show

Ethnic food court ~ And much more!



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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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Quilt Plano 2016 deadline extended to June 17

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Quilt Plano 2016

Friday and Saturday, August 12-13, 2016
9:00am – 5:00pm  Plano Centre

The quilt entry deadline for Quilt Plano 2016 has been extended to June 17!  If you have a quilt that will be ready by showtime, please get the registration to Lynne,
lynnefritsche@verizon.net, by Friday.  She will work with you to get your quilts entered.
Quilters Guild of Plano, PO Box 260216, Plano, TX 75026

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Plano Portal Project call deadline May 9


City of Plano Portal Project


The City of Plano has seven designated locations on 15th Street between US75/Central Expressway and G Avenue as you approach the historic Downtown Plano Arts District. Six of the locations are lining the newly renovated north and south sides of 15th Street, and there is one larger area in the landscaped median at 15th Street and the Frontage Road. Each location has power available. The City of Plano is seeking original artwork at these locations to declare the entrance of the arts district. Consideration should be given to traffic sightlines and pedestrians.

Selected Artist compensation: $300,000 includes design, implementation and install

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Exhibiting Artwork at the Plano Public Library System


Searching for a venue where you can display your artwork to the public? The Plano Public Library System supports art in the community by displaying artists’ work in each of the five libraries. For details, please see our Exhibit Policy,  and then contact one of our five Exhibit Coordinators to explore booking an exhibition:

Davis Library Judi Blomberg 972-208-8000 judib@plano.gov
Haggard Library Benjamin Baron 972-769-4250 benjaminb@plano.gov
Harrington Library Heather Torres 972-941-7175 heathert@plano.gov
Parr Library Renee Kirchner 972-769-4300 reneek@plano.gov
Schimelpfenig Library Donna Howe 972-769-4200 donnaho@plano.gov

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