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ArtSpaceIII Openings Dec. 7: Sussie | A Fascination with Color

Open | TuesdayFriday 10am – 5pm                      Artspace111 | 111 Hampton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Saturday 10am – 3pm

Sussie | A Group Exhibition of Small Works
Sus·sie /ˈsəzē,ˈsē/ noun
1: (Southern, US) A small, unexpected gift.
RECEPTION | Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 5 – 8:00pm
EXHIBITION DATES | December 7 – January 27, 2018
Artspace111 presents Sussie, a group exhibition of small works from a selection of Texas based artists. Sussie, features small paintings, sculptures, and prints ideal for building or beginning a new collection for the new yea
A Fascination With Color | Sherri Woodard Coffey
RECEPTION | Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 5 – 8:00pm
EXHIBITION DATES | December 7 – January 27, 2018
Artspace111 presents the solo exhibition A Fascination With Color by Sherri Woodard Coffey in the Artspace111 Studio, in conjunction with the group exhibition Sussie. Coffey’s handwoven tapestries are created from hand-dyed fibers and inspired by a diverse list of ancient and contemporary cultures that express themselves through color, abstraction, and geometry.
Daniel Blagg Featured In Two Museum Exhibitions
Daniel Blagg’s solo exhibition is now on display at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) in Lubbock, Texas for an exhibition open from December 1, 2017 – January 27, 2018.

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TVAA’s “A Little Something, Something” Reception Dec. 2

“A Little Something, Something” TVAA Gallery Art Exhibition
November 18, 2017 – January 3, 2018
Reception Saturday, Dec. 2, 2-4pm

Express yourself! Your mind. Your vision. Your heart. Your soul. Your creativity. Your gift! Think BIG, but create small. All entries for this show must not exceed 12″ x 12″ in size; not including the frame. The frame cannot exceed 16” x 20”. This is a small works show. Up to 3 works may be submitted for consideration. All media may be submitted.

About the Curator: Leon Robertson is a self-taught artist that works with primarily pen and ink illustration. He has explored mixed media using found objects to create a series titled, The Junkyard Birds. Because so much of his art is inspired by the use of language, stories often unfold with his art. It is the reason why he prefers to work in an open-series format. His work has been exhibited in local shows and galleries. Several of the characters from his ARF & Soul Dog series were published in the book, 1000 Dog Portraits: From the People Who Love Them. Leon’s passion for art, design and all things creative was demonstrated in nearly two decades of working in the fashion and home luxury retail markets.

For any questions contact gallery director @ tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com

Texas Visual Arts Association http://tvaa.org
Downtown Gallery

Plaza of the Americas
700 N. Pearl Street, Suite G207
Dallas, Texas 75201

 

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Join us for the opening of Retro-Matico this Saturday! Jose Vargas Dec. 2

Retro-Matico
Opens Dec. 2nd

Reception: Saturday, Dec. 2, 5:30pm – 8:00pm

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center presents Jose Vargas’s Retro-Matico, a collection of art spanning from the late 1960’s to the present, curated by Artist and professor of Art, Cristina Medina.

Retro-Matico will be on view December 2, 2017 – January 13, 2018. The Oak Cliff Cultural Center will host a reception for Jose Vargas and Cristina Medina on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

About the Artist and Exhibit
Vargas is an active visual artist who has been working with photography, prints, painting, and mixed media for more than 25 years. Since 1992, he has participated in over 160 exhibitions in multiple venues. Retro – Matico is a retrospective exhibit of Jose Vargas’ artwork.

In addition to his visual work, Jose Vargas has been curating exhibitions for over twenty-four years in Dallas, collaborating with numerous organizations including the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Bath House Cultural Center, and Latino Cultural Center. Some of the signature exhibitions that Vargas curates include the annual “El Corazón” and “La Virgen de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe)” shows. Other projects that he has curated/co-curated include the Day of the Dead and Frida Kahlo exhibitions.

Recently, he started an art exchange program with La Galería de la Misión de Senecú, an art gallery and museum in El Paso, Texas, providing opportunities for both Dallas and El Paso artists to showcase their work in a different setting.

Vargas also served as the Gallery Coordinator at the Ice House Cultural Center in Oak Cliff, and continues to provide gallery assistance to the Bath House Cultural Center and Oak Cliff Cultural Center in Dallas, Texas while remaining active in the arts.

About the Curator

Tina Medina is a visual artist and professor of art at Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Texas Tech University and Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of North Texas.

Medina’s work has been exhibited nationally in exhibits such as Immigration, Migration, Movement & The Humanities at Arizona State University, as well as Women in the Middle: Borders, Barriers, Intersections at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was selected by the Mexic-Arte Museum to be showcased in the 7th Annual Young Latino Artist’s Exhibition, and was also awarded a solo show at Women and Their Work Gallery, both in Austin, Texas. Medina has curated several exhibits including Ojo and Ojo Dos: Contemporary Latino American Artists of the Metroplex at Richland and Brookhaven Colleges and ELLA: Exhibiting Local Latina Artists at Latino Cultural Center. Medina was also a member of the historical Dallas artist collective 500X Gallery.

 

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Karen Harris “Vibrancy” reception Dec. 2 at Giddens Gallery

You are invited
FEATURED ARTIST’S SHOW and Reception
Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine

FEATURED ARTIST
Karen Harris – “Vibrancy”
Karen’s work – https://goo.gl/2bKuyJ

Show
Nov 30 – Dec 9, 2017
Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday
11:00am – 6:00pm

Artist’s Reception
Saturday, Dec 2
6:00 PM till 9:00 PM
Free event, Enjoy Fine Art, Complimentary Wine, Hors d’oeuvres and Smiles
For details and parking – https://goo.gl/favoZZ

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine
624 S Main St
Grapevine, TX 76051
817-488-8600
http://www.giddensgallery.com
https://www.facebook.com/GiddensGallery
https://www.instagram.com/giddensgallery/

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Elizabeth Schowachert: Art and Materials exhibition | Big Student Art Show on Dec. 2nd

Please join us for

Elizabeth Schowachert: an Art and Materials exhibition
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
during our Big Student Art show!

*Works of Art in Encaustic, Oil, Acrylic and Mixed Media!

*Demos in Encaustic Wax painting!
*An exhibition of Artwork and Materials by Elizabeth Schowachert !
*Food and wine too!

Elizabeth will be bringing traditional artist materials for working with ink and paper including traditional Asian calligraphy brushes, ink dishes, handmade papers and other art tools. She will also offer a selection of handmade art brushes for sale including a selection of recent artwork, and handmade art cards. Additionally she will have some vintage/antique art tools she acquired in Taiwan.
Artist Statement….
My intention with my art/paintings is to explore the most significant connections in my life, those that have influenced
me and made the deepest impressions.
Cultural connections have had a significant impact on my life, my way of thinking, the way I choose to live and my ideas about myself. My experiences in Asia especially have influenced my ideas about myself, who I am and how I live my life.
In my current body of work, I am exploring the idea of those connections that have most influenced me, how cultures can co-exist, maintaining a distinct points of view, coming together with a voice that combines the traditional and the contemporary, in ways that honors and values both.

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The Upstairs Gallery – Annual Christms Show – 12.2.17

The intricate medallion design above was created by Al Brouillette, one of the
original artists of The Upstairs Gallery. It was one of many designs that he created for Eleanor G. Martin’s annual Christmas Show. We thought it approporiate to use
Al’s design for this 50th Annual Gallery show. Al Brouillette 1924 – 2000

 a gallery group show

Pottery and jewelry and art gifts…from our family of artists.
Art in every medium and priced to make shopping fun again…
We are featuring three potters – all with destinctive styles. Mugs and platters, casserole dishes and tortilla bowls, goblets and cups to share good cheer. Art to give – art to collect – all part of our 50th Show.
“NORTH POLE WE HAVE A PROBLEM”
Created by: Kent Bushart
Stephen Rascoe – Sun Flowers
Paintings to Celebrate the
Holiday Season
Oils, watercolors, mixed media….all on display. Our family of artists will show their recent works….from large paintings to small treasures.
Contemporary and traditional — bright and bold – thoughtful and reflective .
art classes and workshops
DOUG WALTON NEW YEAR’S ENCOUNTER 2018
DATE: Fri-Sun, Jan. 5, 6, & 7, 2018
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
FEE: $165 for three days or $60 per day.
A $50 deposit will hold your place.

 

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Home for the Holidays – Amanda and Judi Dunbar Exhibit at Blue House Too

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS:
ALLEN ARTS ALLIANCE WELCOMES HOME
AMANDA AND JUDITH DUNBAR

The Allen Arts Alliance is thrilled to welcome acclaimed Allen artists, Amanda and Judith Dunbar, to The Blue House Too ArtSpace for the annual holiday exhibit which will run from December 1 through January 7th.

Amanda Dunbar has received wide recognition for her work, and her popularity has increased through the years, starting with her appearance as a young artist on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Amanda’s work, portraying families, children, special places, and nature is designed to uplift and engage those who have the opportunity to experience it.
Judith Dunbar embraces the idea that “evolvement in art is never ending.” Her paintings are not about representation, but about essence. Judith’s art, while being representational, is without form creating a visual world where reality is mixed with images from her memory and fantasy.

Meet the artists at our Home for the Holidays Reception on Wednesday, December 20th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Celebrate the holiday season with beautiful artwork, music, friends and festive bites and drinks.

Blue House Too ArtSpace
934 Watters Creek Blvd (across from DSW Shoes)
Wednesday – Fridays 2 to 8 p.m.
Saturday 1 – 9 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 6 p.m.

For more about Blue House Too visit www.bluehousetoo.org.
For more about Amanda and Judith visit www.judithdunbar.com and www.amandadunbar.com

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About the Allen Arts Alliance
The mission of the Allen Arts Alliance is to support and nurture our local arts and cultural groups as they present inspiring and entertaining experiences designed to enrich our community.
Cultivating a vibrant community, bringing art to life.

 

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Linda McCarley’s Solo Art Exhibit Reception Nov. 29

Wednesday, November 29

The Courtyard Theater Gallery
6:00 p.m. to 8:00  p.m.
FORCES OF NATURE 

 

Forces of Nature

is a collection of encaustic
abstract art works and monoprints
depicting the artist’s sense of

environmental changes and natural transformations.

Linda McCarley is Vice President of Plano Art Association.

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Annual Exhibition at the O’Keeke Studio Dec. 2

DECEMBER 2nd, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
THE ANNUAL INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION
AT THE O’KEEFE STUDIO CENTER
Over 100 participants from 2017 will be invited to show their work at the studio center. This exhibition is one night only and will take place at
The O’Keefe Studio Center.
Join us for a wonderful exhibition, socializing, wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Free and open to the public.
O’Keefe Studio Center
580 W. Arapaho, Suite 290, Richardson, TX 75080

email Juliette: pierodella@yahoo.com

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Isabelle du Toit – TRUCE opens this Saturday Nov. 25 at CWFA

Isabelle du Toit, Snails and Ibis, 2017, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18th | 5-8 PM 

EXHIBITION DATES
NOVEMBER 18th – DECEMBER 30th, 2017

 


Cris Worley Fine Arts
Tuesday – Saturday | 11am – 5pm
also by appointment.

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Ricardo Paniagua: Miracles, Prophecies, and Revelations opens Dec. 9 at Bivins

OPENING DATE: December 9, 2017

CLOSING DATE: January 20, 2018

RECEPTION: Saturday, December 9, 2017 5-8pm

ARTIST: Ricardo Paniagua

EXHIBIT TITLE: Ricardo Paniagua: Miracles, Prophecies, and Revelations

VENUE: Bivins Gallery: 300 Crescent Court, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75201; 214-272-2795http://www.bivinsgallery.com/

DESCRIPTION:

Bivins Gallery is pleased to present Ricardo Paniagua: Miracles, Prophecies, and Revelations from December 9, 2017 through January 20, 2018. Ricardo Paniagua has become known as a visual artist for his trompe l’oeil constructions and dream-inspired canvases. The descendent of generations of master tile artisans, Paniagua’s creativity manifests itself in precise geometry and does not rely on a catalogue of historical art references. Rhythm and form unite his geometric sculptures, wall sculptures, and tondos with the deep spirituality of many of his canvas paintings. The solo exhibition will open at Bivins Gallery with a reception on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 5 to 8pm. Complimentary valet parking will be provided, as well as validated self-parking.

IMAGE:

Ricardo Paniagua

The Green Tree, 2007

Mixed media on canvas

96” x 72”

 

BIVINS GALLERY 
300 CRESCENT COURT, SUITE 100DALLAS, TEXAS 75201 
BIVINSGALLERY.COM

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A Present Abstract opens Nov. 18 at CYDONIA

FORT WORTH – CYDONIA is pleased to announce A Present Abstract, an exhibition of drawing, sculpture, and photography by Niall McClelland, Jade Rude, Jon Sasaki, Derek Sullivan, and Jim Verburg.

Curated by writer and curator Alex Bowron, the exhibition opens on Saturday, November 18, 2017 and runs until Saturday, December 16, 2017A reception honoring the curator will take place at 909 Currie Street in the Fort Worth Cultural District on Saturday November 18, starting at 6 until 8 in the evening.

CYDONIA
1300 Gendy Street | Fort Worth, TX  76107 USA

Flyer: Illustrated Press Release _ A Present Abstract

A Present Abstract features two works by each artist that originate from the same or a related series. Works act as points of study within the artists’ greater practice that employ abstraction as a tool for reconciling contemporary art’s relationship with the past. By addressing the legacy of art-historical abstraction and its continued influence on art-production today, these artists create new and aptly self-assured forms of abstract representation. The works display a convergence between representation and abstraction that operate between perception and the physical object.

Níall McClelland’s practice has long involved unpredictable and unconventional approaches to reproduction. With his latest ink-on-paper drawings, McClelland methodically crops, enlarges, and simplifies self-sourced imagery themed around machismo, the genius and hero figures, utopia, and their inevitable collapse. Although removed from their original context and transformed into contemporary, benign versions of historical Op Art, the imagery maintains the aura of its original source. In these works, the line between cool and cringe-worthy is blurred, the anti-climax is fetishized, and the apocalypse is romanticized.

 

Other works explore the relationship between reality and representation though challenging the space between the pictorial, the illusionistic, and the actual. Jade Rude uses perception-shifting tactics to explore formal elements of space and form. Her two works Dürer Solid, Form and Flat and Dürer Solid Unfolded and Flattened are formalist explorations of the ‘Dürer Solid,’ which was modeled after the truncated rhombohedron depicted in the iconic engraving Melencolia I (1514) by Albrecht Dürer. Rude’s work destabilizes the viewer’s perception of two and three- dimensionality.

Jon Sasaki’s series of charcoal rubbings are crude reproductions of famous works on paper. By employing a method of transfer meant for obtaining surface detail to a one-dimensional piece, Sasaki performs both an homage and an erasure of the original. The resulting monochromatic charcoal squares contain nuances that are mostly the result of Sasaki’s hand and maintain a precarious connection to the content and concept of the original works.

In his Mirror Drawing series, Derek Sullivan probes the reflective surface of a standard everyday bathroom mirror. Resulting drawings are both abstract and representational at once, capturing the optical effects of reflected light and shadow through a technique that prioritizes pattern and surface. Sullivan’s multi-disciplinary practice combines the visual aesthetic of modernist design and geometric abstraction with the forms and strategies of conceptual art to create a cacophony of messages and inter-work refractions.

Jim Verburg represents light and shadow through a complex and emotional approach to minimalism. His works both echo and reimagine the historical canon of abstract expressionism, presenting delicate portraits of depth, focus, and texture that emit infinitely subtle visual noise. By mimicking the characteristics of reflection, absorption, opacity, and translucence, Verburg treats light as both material and subject, in order to push the boundaries of the physical by prioritizing the intangibilities of form.

A Present Abstract encourages viewers identify with the characteristics of contemporary abstraction. Each artist employs abstraction as part of their conceptual framework as well as their formal approach. In these infinitely nuanced works, viewers witness the juxtaposition between the pure pleasure of looking and a habitual self- reflexivity that is often present in contemporary art. What was once a revolutionary turn of events in the history of art has become a normalized formal technique of artistic expression. Viewers have long understood and accepted abstract art as ‘Art.’ As such, contemporary artists employing abstraction today must do what contemporary artists do best: grapple with their inheritance through acts of apotheosis, appropriation, reconfiguration, and disregard.

Alex Bowron is an art-writer and curator based in Toronto. She holds an MA in Critical Cultural Theory from the University of Leeds, UK and a BFA in Sculpture/Installation from OCAD University. Bowron’s writing has appeared in publications, galleries, and artist projects in Canada and abroad. She is Manager of Operations at MKG127 and current acting Coordinator for the Canadian Art Foundation’s annual fundraising auction.

Níall McClelland grew up in Toronto, spent many of his summers in Northern Ireland, and studied in Vancouver. His work has been published in Adbusters, Arkitip, Color, Design Anarchy, Hunter and Cook, I-Live-Here, Lowdown, Made, and The Walrus, among others. Recent exhibitions include In The Dark at Eleanor Harwood (San Francisco); Resurrection at Cinders Gallery (Brooklyn). The artist was also included along with Jeremy Jansen, Ellsworth Kelly and Richard Serra in the group show Black To Back And Light at CR in 2009. Níall McClelland is based in Toronto where he is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery.

Jade Rude works in a variety of media including sculpture, installation, photography, and video. Her work addresses surface aesthetics and employs perception-shifting tactics to playfully examine the relationship between reality and representation. Rude has studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, the Norwich University of the Arts in Norwich, U.K., and the University of Oslo in Oslo, Norway. Recent exhibitions and projects include Unfixed at Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto, The Golden Solid at YYZ Artist’s Outlet, Toronto, Surface and Strategem at Division Gallery, Toronto, The Gaze, part of the 10 x 10 photography exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, W: at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto and Instant Messaging and Other Texts, a project for the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) Vitrines, Toronto. In addition to exhibiting in Canada, Rude has also participated in group exhibitions in the US, England, Japan, Australia, Argentina, and Columbia. Her work appears in numerous public and private collections in Canada and beyond. Jade Rude is based in Toronto.

Jon Sasaki is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes performance, video, objects, and installation. He has had solo exhibitions at the Ottawa Art Gallery, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as a 2015 performance project at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Sasaki has participated in recent group exhibitions at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, (Seoul, South Korea), Platform Art Spaces (Melbourne, Australia); Nihonbashi Institute of Contemporary Art, (Tokyo, Japan); and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto). He has completed various recent public art commissions, and his video work has screened at numerous locations in Canada and abroad. He was the recipient of the 2015 Canadian Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize (Dufftown, Scotland.). He holds a BFA from Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB). Jon Sasaki is based in Toronto where he is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery.

Derek Sullivan employs drawing, painting, sculpture, book works, and installation to question familiar forms and genres, often to examine the links between one discipline and the next. Sullivan holds a BFA from York University and an MFA from the University of Guelph. He has exhibited throughout Canada and internationally, including solo shows the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Optica, Mercer Union, Kiosk, White Columns, and Librairie Florence Loewy. In 2012, Sullivan was shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award. Derek Sullivan is based in Toronto and is represented by Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran in Montreal, Galerie Emmanuel Hervé in Paris, Susan Hobbes Gallery in Toronto, and Galerie Tatjana Pieters in Ghent.

Jim Verburg’s practice stems from photography and is inspired by the subtle, nuanced, and fleeting affects of light. Solo exhibitions include Afterimage at Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal (2014), What is Missing / What is Seen for widmertheodoridis, Zurich at VOLTA NY, New York City (2015), Light Becomes Form, The Horizon Rests Into View at Texas Contemporary, Houston (2015), and Impermanent Horizon at Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal (2016). Recent projects include a public art installation for the city of Ottawa, a choreographed work for the Toronto Dance Theatre, a book project with Fw: Photography in Amsterdam; group exhibition For you / And me at Paul Kuhn Gallery (Calgary), and solo projects at Zalucky Contemporary (Toronto), and Rodman Hall Art Centre (Brock University, St Catharines Ontario). Jim Verburg is a Dutch/Canadian artist currently based in Toronto. He is represented by widmertheodoridis in Zurich, Galerie Nicolas Robert in Monteal, and Zalucky Contemporary in Toronto.

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A Present Abstract collective show opens on Saturday, November 18 and runs until Saturday, December 16, 2017The public is invited to a reception on Saturday, November 18 from 6 – 8pm at 909 Currie Street, Fort Worth 76017.

 

CYDONIA is a contemporary art gallery. Our programming is committed to co-operating with artists whose practices reflect conceptual research. We approach art as a cultural good related to reciprocity, praxis, and discourse.

For more information, please contact info@cydoniagallery.com, call 214-296-4848, or visit www.cydoniagallery.com. The gallery’s address is: 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107. 

Image:

Jade Rude, Dürer Solid Unfolded and Flattened, 2015, Black mirrored aluminum, archival black gatorboard back. 47 x 28 x 1⁄2 in.          

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This WEEKEND at The Cove: Nov. 17-18 — Genesis…Art by Darby LaGrave


Genesis   ….and other works that embrace Life
Art by Darby LaGrave

Friday and Saturday, November 17-18, 5pm-9pm
5pm-9pm, with artist talk at 7pm both evenings

 

Darby draws inspiration from the expanse of the universe to the fragile creatures around her rural home to create elegant compositions that carry a message of hope, of relationship, of life.
“Genesis is the beginning. There are moments when we have vision, hope, dreams higher than we believe possible.  And yet, what are the possibilities?  What does our hope for the future spring from?  A new beginning, beginning to grow, the dawn of newness, fresh, uncluttered, uninhibited. Rest in the Presence, the hope of a future is yours.  Genesis is the future.”  –Darby
The Cove will be closed Thanksgiving weekend.

 

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The H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery Presents “Studio/Active: Advanced Student Exhibition”

(November 14, 2017) Dallas, TX

The H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery at El Centro College announces “Studio/Active: Advanced Student Exhibition,” running now through December 6.

“Studio/Active” is the annual exhibition of advanced visual fine art student work. Seven student artists have been chosen from our studio program, representing the best from the advanced art studio courses at El Centro. Media submitted include figure drawing, painting, printmaking, fiber arts, digital imaging, and mixed media sculpture. The goal of this exhibition is to foster professional practices in the work of our advanced fine art students, and as such, they will each prepare artist statements and a short gallery talk for the reception.

 

Student artists in this year’s exhibition include:

Francisco Gonzales – Digital Media

Alana Henry – Fiber Arts

Star Fraga – Jewelry/ small metals

Ellen Koerber – Fiber Arts

Janet Gamez – Life Drawing

Marshall Byrd – Life drawing/ print making

Jazmine Hartfield – Drawing

Yulisa Buendia – Drawing

A gallery talk by the student artists will take place at the reception Thursday, November 16 at 4:30 p.m. in Room B120.

 

For more information, please contact gallery director Raymond Butler at 214-860-2190 or raymond.butler@dcccd.edu.

 

Gallery hours are Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Gallery will be closed November 23-26 for Thanksgiving.

 

images:

“Olive Trees”

Description: fabric with tree prints

Artist: Ellen Koerber

Block print

 

“Pxy”

Description: cartoon character

Artist: Francisco Gonzalez

Digital print on canvas

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Robert McAn – Ways of Looking opens Nov. 30 at William Campbell

Ways of Looking 
 
 Thursday, November 30, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION

5:30 to 8 pm

 

An Exhibition of New Works by Robert McAn

to Open November 30 at William Campbell Contemporary Art

 
 FORT WORTH, TEXAS, November 10, 2017

Ways of Looking, an exhibition of new works by Robert McAn, will be on display November 30, 2017 through January 20, 2018, at William Campbell Contemporary Art. An opening reception will be held Thursday, November 30, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The show will include mixed media on canvas and sculptures of imaginary tableaux, all inspired by McAn’s recent travels and the unconventional, abstracted ways in which he realizes his surroundings.

McAn visits countries around the globe, and has always taken photographs to document his trips. Recently, however, he has dispensed with the usual photos of beautiful scenery to focus on capturing a more personal interaction with the objects and imagery around him. “I found that many of my experiences were influenced by a system of actions,” says McAn. “They were these passing glances of looking up, looking down, and looking through. To document this behavior, I began taking pictures. The images were rapid fire, blurred, and fragmented.”
The resulting pieces magnify this unexpected manner of processing one’s surroundings, and portray the artist’s experiences from an abstracted, movement-oriented, often ambiguous perspective. The compositions evoke the idea of chance, capturing multiple layers of visual and physical action in one frame-conscious movement coupled with subconscious understanding. They are micro-environments that examine one facet of a personal journey, while also defining a universal experience.
McAn’s two- and three-dimensional pieces reexamine and elevate encounters we usually consider unremarkable, such as looking down while walking, gazing upward to orient ourselves in a city, or looking through a window to connect with the outside. “When looking down I was often simply looking for obstacles in my way,” he says. “When I took a photograph of the same thing, I saw something beautiful.”
In Ways of Looking, McAn gives viewers new avenues to explore in the broad range of shapes, colors, and textures that occupy our space. He remarks, “From celestial skyscapes to dark and moody otherworldly landscapes and seascapes, the new works provide a lens through which to view the world. This is a world of split-second glances and fleeted moments captured. The artwork is simply one way of looking.”
 
ABOUT THE ARTIST
A Fort Worth native, Robert McAn has been exhibiting professionally for more than two decades. He has shown work in venues throughout Texas, including those in Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, Austin, Denton, Houston, and San Antonio, among others.
His work has appeared in local and regional publications, including Fort Worth’s Star-Telegram, the Dallas Morning News and Dallas Observer, the Houston Chronicle, American Way magazine, Art Lies, and New American Paintings. His pieces are featured in many private collections around the world, and in such public and corporate collections as the University of North Texas, Plano’s PageNet Corporation, and the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, Texas.
Robert McAn received his Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of North Texas, where he studied under Vernon Fischer and Brent Phelps. He has taught as an adjunct art professor at both Austin College and the University of North Texas. Currently, McAn serves as head of membership and special events at the Kimbell Art Museum, where he has worked since 1994.
ABOUT THE GALLERY

Founded in 1974 by William and Pam Campbell, William Campbell Contemporary Art exhibits high-quality contemporary art in a variety of media, including paintings, works on paper, mixed-media constructions, photography, prints, ceramics, and sculpture. By exhibiting nationally recognized artists, along with new and emerging talent, the gallery aims to nurture an awareness and appreciation of the exciting diversity found in contemporary art.

 

 

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2017 Paint and Photography Rowlett Reception & Awards Nov. 18


Artists Round Texas’ annual plein competition has been extended to photography. Artists began their sketches on site (Rowlett), but reference photos may be used to complete art. ALL PHOTOS must be taken during the designated days. (Oct. 28 – Nov. 11)

Registration form: PaintRowlettFlier

Location: Rowlett Annex Bldg, 3900 Main, Rowlett TX

RECEPTION/AWARDS: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 2:00pm, Rowlett Annex Bldg, 3900 Main, Rowlett

TAKE-DOWN: Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017

Awards
Best of Show $400, with 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place for 2D media category and 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place for photography category, various purchase awards, including the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce. Juror: Maureen Brouillette.

Artists Round Texas  www.artistsroundtx.org – visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Artists-Round-Texas-134907919887670

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JOHN HENRY: STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY reception Nov. 18 at Samuel Lynne

 JOHN HENRY
STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
Saturday, November 18th
5:00pm-8:00pm

Artist will be in attendance.

1105 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX 75207

RSVP to asher@samuellynne.com

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Join JM Gallery for an Reception Nov. 11 Featuring Photography from Shawn Saumell

Join JM Gallery this Saturday, November 11, from 5 until 8 for our opening reception featuring photography by Shawn Saumell. First 50 guests will receive a complimentary copy of Shawn’s limited edition artist book A Lot to Say.

Shawn Saumell returns with two bodies of work, a ply and in a moment…for a moment, asking us to reconsider our understanding of photography and perception.  With a ply, Shawn explores our perceptions of reality and the way photographs “represent” that reality. On one level, these are simply images of tissues suspended in space and photographed. But they are much more than pictures “of” tissues. Disassociated from its original context, the physical reality of the tissue transforms into something else. Undulating, overlapping planes float in a mysterious space and appear as anything from metaphysical landscapes to conceptual architecture. As Shawn explains, “A clean pure energy is charged from the taint of our daily lives teetering on the idea of an aesthetic truth.” in a moment…for a moment explores our notion of time and moments. It is often said that photographs capture “moments,” but what is a moment? And can we capture a moment to dwell in it without the effects of time? We think of moments as points in time, distinct from the past and the future. Such moments, though, are meaningful only in light of our memories of the past and our expectations for the future. Neither past nor future, each moment becomes the past in an instant—in a moment?—as we flow, unceasing, into the future. These images, themselves captured moments, evoke the ephemeral nature of time and memory and question what it means to exist in a moment.

ABOUT JM GALLERY // JM Gallery offers works of art on paper and sculptural forms that engage both the eye and the mind. The gallery promotes artists who create smart, visually compelling work and showcases their art in a space that is inviting and accessible. JM Gallery is committed to working closely with artists as they develop their work and careers and to developing lasting relationships with collectors. In collaboration with area schools and non-profits, they enrich the creative community by teaching artists and collectors about navigating the complex world of art.

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On Bodies opens Nov. 3 at the Goss-Michael Foundation

On Bodies: Highlights from The Goss-Michael Foundation and the UNT Texas Fashion Collection

November 3, 2017 – February 2, 2018

https://www.facebook.com/events/1680304658654437

Join us this Friday, 6p to 8p, for the opening reception of our new exhibition – On Bodies

RSVP: info@g-mf.org

The Goss-Michael Foundation

1305 Wycliff Ave, Dallas, Texas 75207

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Artist Talk & Reception with Martin Lam Nguyen, C.S.C. – Nov. 3 at UD’s Haggerty Gallery

You are warmly invited …

Please join us for the closing reception of Moments, a solo exhibition of works by Rev. Martin Lam Nguyen, C.S.C, this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, from 5-8 p.m. An artist talk is being given in the Art History Auditorium at 5 p.m.at the University of Dallas with the reception following directly in the gallery. An artist catalog is being published for the occasion of the exhibition and will be available on the night. The exhibition ends this Sunday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m., do not miss out!

A Roman Catholic priest from Vietnam, Nguyen will be transforming the gallery into a large installation for quiet meditation and reflection on the present moment.

The exhibition brings together three multi-year projects: Mountain Waits (1998-1999), Lucie (2001-2005), and Painting of the Social Network (2007-present). Occupying every inch of the gallery, this vast installation features thousands of cataloged moments, each carefully painted or drawn and then presented in a grid-like format. The result is a work of abounding repetition yet permeated with individuality, as each picture, like the moments they depict, reads as unique and personal.

“It is a room for meditation and it really resembles life,” says Nguyen, “the connections, the disconnections, the facts, the fragility of all of it and yet the power of life.” 

Devoted priest, long-serving educator and accomplished artist, Nguyen brings the many parts of his life together in the studio. Meditation and prayer join the rhythmic stroke of intricate line work. Like ink and water on paper, juxtaposing lessons from a life marred by war mix together with joyful religious service.

“Many of the things are sad, but the bottom line of this life is good,” said Nguyen. “Life is very precious. It’s a positive message.” 

Nguyen is an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame in the Department of Art, Art History and Design; he has been teaching there since 1995. In 1989, he became a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Cross after fleeing Vietnam as a refugee a decade earlier.

Let us know you’re coming!
udallas.edu/gallery
Image Credits:
Photo by Skyler Fike/University of Dallas, Installation Shots of Martin Lam Nguyen, C.S.C., Moments, Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery

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Angelia Ford opening reception Nov. 4 at Haley-Henman

Angelia Ford’s Solo Exhibition, Connections
November 2-25, 2017Opening reception: Saturday, November 4, 5-8 pm

Image above: Angelia Ford’s “Stay a Little Longer” graphite and encaustic on paper, 42×46 inches


Haley-Henman Gallery,
422 Singleton Blvd, Dallas, TX 75212  https://www.haleyhenman.com/

 

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Donald Vogel exhibition opens Nov. 4 at Valley House Gallery

Donald S. Vogel (1917-2004): A Celebration

November 4 – December 2, 2017

Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, November 4, 6:00pm-8:00pm, for an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and watercolors by Donald S. Vogel, artist and founder of Valley House Gallery, celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth year.

Donald S. Vogel, along with his wife Peggy, founded Valley House Gallery in 1954. As a studio painter, Vogel allied himself with the temperaments of Vuillard, Renoir, and Bonnard.  In his paintings, he created imagined worlds of color and light; contemplative works that emerge as “moments of pleasure.” His philosophy was to “rejoice and celebrate each new day, knowing it is a gift in itself, and produce something of worth to be shared.”

For information email LGreen@valleyhouse.com

Cheryl and Kevin Vogel
Laura Green

Valley House Gallery
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254
972-239-2441

Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Saturday

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Abstract: Julie England and David Gail Smith at the Eisemann

November 1 – December 20, 2017

Eisemann Center Mezzanine Gallery, Richardson TX

MEET THE ARTISTS  Nov. 4, 5-7pm

For more about Julie see her website http://www.julieenglandart.com

For more about David see his website http://www.davidgailsmith.com

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Rockwall 2017 Annual Fall Fine Art Show Oct. 27 & 29

The Rockwall Art League is holding its 2017 Annual Fall Fine Art Show and Sale. The entry categories are Acrylic, Drawing, Mixed Media, Oil, Photography, Sculpture, and Watercolor. https://www.rockwallartleague.org/

There will be 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention prizes awarded in each category. Cash Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd in each category, Best of Show, and a Peoples’ Choice Award.

This is the 17th consecutive year for the Annual Fall Fine Art Show and Sale and our new venue, located on the grounds of The Shores Country Club, promises to be an outstanding new location for the show. The Building has a beautiful view of the Golf Course with Lake Ray Hubbard as a backdrop. The receptions on both Friday and Saturday evenings will be from 5-7 pm and will feature hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

 

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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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Your Private Collection Art Gallery Presents Wickedly Good Art Oct. 28

Your Private Collection Art Gallery Presents a Wicked Art Event:

Wickedly Good Art
Last Saturday Gallery Night
Saturday, October 28, 5-8

 

Your Private Collection Art Gallery presents Wickedly Good Art as a part of the Galleries of Granbury’s fall event, Wicked Art. The gallery, along with the other Galleries of Granbury is hosting a free evening of treats, artists and maybe a few tricks.

Your Private Collection features the art of over 30 highly awarded artists and has a special room to demonstrate where “science becomes art” with Stacey Watkins’ phosphorescent sculptures. They absorb ultraviolet light during the day and then, with darkness, glow with light. You have to see this scientific trick to believe it.

For a real treat, come for a Saturday night at the galleries in Granbury on October 28 and get wicked amazed.  No trick here—you’ll find great art at each of the venues in the Galleries of Granbury including Your Private Collection Art Gallery, Artefactz, Langdon Center Art Gallery, Shanley House Art Gallery and Against the Grain Studio with D’Vine Wine.

Your Private Collection Art Gallery 
106 N. Houston 
Granbury, TX 76048 
  817-579-7733 http://www.yourprivatecollection.com
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Daeter and Froment: Poetic Densities opens Oct. 27 at the Geometric MADI

An exhibit featuring the painted wood reliefs of Elvira Daeter and Joel Froment opens with a reception on October 27, 2017 from and runs through January 21, 2018 at the the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art .

Elvira Daeter is a Dutch artist who has been painting in a constructivist, abstract, geometric style for many years.  She likes the MADI idea of eliminating the rectangular frame, which creates an horizon for creative imagination.  She says,  “MADI means to me power, cheerfulness, freedom, creativity, movement, abstraction, dimension and invention, concerning form, content, and light.  It is a challenging style.

French artist Joel Froment has been a MADI artist from the time Carmelo moved from Buenos Aires to Paris and created a MADI movement in France.  Much of his work is kinetic, as is one of the two pieces owned by the MADI in Dallas.  There are now more than twenty MADI artists living in France, although some of these were born in South America or Japan.  For many years Froment has been the President of MADI International.

This exhibit is guest curated by Mokha Laget and will feature an Arcadia Salon Discussion with the artists and curator on November 2, 2017.

The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art

3109 Carlisle Street
Dallas, TX 75204 United States
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Phone:(214) 855-7802 Website: http://www.geometricmadimuseum.org

 

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JOHN HERRIN: Nature Mort opens Nov. 18 at PDNB

John Herrin, Flower 6B, 2008

 

JOHN HERRIN: Nature Mort

November 18 – December 30, 2017

Artist Reception: Saturday, November 18, 2017 From 5:00 – 8:00 PM

 

A small exhibition of still lives by Houston artist, John Herrin, will be on view at PDNB Gallery. After Hurricane Ike hit Houston, Herrin’s flower arrangements within his home took on a different character in darkness, resulting in the days long power outage. That was when he decided to photograph the flowers that his wife often brought to the house, beautifully inserted into unique vases from their collection. The exhibition highlights how Herrin pursues the beauty of nature with great technical and visual acumen.

John Herrin Flower2

Artist reception is Saturday, November 18 from 5 – 8 pm.

Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery is a fine art gallery dedicated to photo-based art. We are now located at 154 Glass Street, Ste. 104, across the Dallas Contemporary. The gallery opened its original Uptown location in 1995. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM

http://pdnbgallery.com

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PDNB Gallery also revisits the archive of John Albok to exhibit photographs by this New York artist that are unfamiliar yet timeless. Depictions of New York City during the 1930’s – 1950’s, show Americans living through the Great Depression to more promising times of the 1950’s in the iconic Metropolis.

 

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Opening Reception Nov. 18 for STALLMAN / MARS : ‘Iconic Patterns’

Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, presents the exhibition, ‘Iconic Patterns,’ featuring new works by acclaimed artist duo, Stallman, and contemporary mixed media artist, Robert Mars, with an opening reception on Saturday, November 18th from 5-8pm.

DALLAS DESIGN DISTRICT / 1130 Dragon St., Suite 130 / Dallas, TX 75207 / 214.761.2000

http://www.laurarathe.com/

Though their work differs greatly in terms of technique, subject, and medium, Stallman and Mars share an interest in creating dynamic compositions that incorporate energetic forms, patterns, and colors. LRFA’s first exhibition featuring the work of Robert Mars, ‘Iconic Patterns,’ will be on view through December 30, 2017.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Based in the Pacific Northwest, artists Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman (collectively known as Stallman) meld their creative energies to produce mesmerizing works that fall somewhere between the categories of painting and sculpture. Since 2012, they have collaborated on their Canvas on Edge series, which molds painted strips of canvas into compositions that shift in color and form depending on the viewer’s perspective. The strips’ painted edges gather to create elevated line drawings that recall cellular processes and organic forms drawn from nature.

Represented in five states, Stallman have exhibited their work in such far-flung cities as New York, Seattle, Chicago, Miami, and Laguna Beach, California. Recently awarded the Carol Duke Artist Award of Excellence from the Bellevue Art Museum ARTSfair, their work has also been featured in many publications, including Vanguard Seattle, My Modern Met, LUXE Interiors + Design, and Fahrenheit magazine.

Robert Mars’s mixed media works layer vintage paper ephemera, acrylic polymer image transfers, and hand-painted elements to reveal striking contemporary visions of America’s past. Chronicling the artist’s fascination with 50s and 60s American iconography, Mars’s work depicts popular consumer goods and architectural and mechanical icons of the era, alongside striking portraits of bygone celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, and Audrey Hepburn. Mars’s careful manipulation of color, text, and symbol transform these age-old icons into images that resonate with renewed contemporary vitality.

A graduate of Parsons School of Design and currently based in Connecticut, Robert Mars has exhibited his work worldwide in such cities as Munich, Tokyo, Amsterdam, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Paris. In 2016 the Evansville Museum of Art in Indiana hosted a solo exhibition of his work, which is also permanently held in the collections of the Coral Springs Museum of Art, the International Museum of Collage, and the New Bedford Art Museum.

 

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Danville Chadbourne: Recent Works opens Oct. 26 at Artspace111

THE INADVERTANT MONUMENT TO THE SACRED DILEMMA, 2011 – 2016

Recent Works | Danville Chadbourne
Opening Reception | Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 5 – 8:30pm | Artist in Attendance
Exhibition on Display | October 26 – December 2, 2017
Artspace111 | 111 Hampton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102  website
Artspace111 is proud to present an exhibition of recent work by artist Danville Chadbourne. Chadbourne’s organic totems and wall sculptures, formed from earthen materials, emulate organisms found and unfound in our natural world. The artist’s prolific career has yielded an expansive body of work that faithfully uses simple design to express a complex exploration of origin and consciousness.
Biography
Danville Chadbourne was born in Bryan, Texas in 1949. He received a BFA in 1971 from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and an MFA in 1973 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. After teaching studio art and art history at the college level for 17 years at various institutions, Chadbourne quit teaching 1989 to devote himself full-time to his art. He has exhibited extensively at both state and national levels, including over 100 one-person exhibitions. His work is included in numerous private and public collections, and was featured in the November 2010 issue of Sculpture Magazine, and in the February 2010 and January 2006 issues of Ceramics Monthly.
Primarily a sculptor in clay and wood, Chadbourne works in a range of materials and in both two- and three-dimensional formats. Over the years he has created a complex body of work unified by a primal iconography and artifact-like quality emerging from a very personal and consistent formal, aesthetic and philosophical sense. He has lived in San Antonio, Texas since 1979.
Artist Statement
Essentially, my work is concerned with the evocation of spiritual or primal states, using simple organic forms, often in suggestive conjunctions that elaborate metaphorically primary issues of ambiguity, morality, accident/intention, contradiction or even existence. Frequently there is an allusion to circumstance, contextual usage, and time as a condition of the work, but it appears in a peripheral, indirect, or generalized way, never specific or obvious. I have chosen by personal evolution to use forms and images that appear to be part of some culture with an elaborate mythological structure, never quite defined, but evidently interrelated. I am concerned with the intellectual speculation that we make regarding other cultures, especially primitive or ancient ones based on our observation of their artifacts. This anthropological perception is a key issue in my work.
Formally, I use relatively simple sculptural images, sometimes static, like monuments, other times active, dynamic forms that suggest some usage, often ritualistic. I also tend to use materials and processes that imply cultural attitudes that are harmonious with nature and the passage of time. Clay has the most associative power in archeological terms and easily responds to the expressive needs of my ideas as well as being rather permanent and durable. Wood, stone, fiber, bone, and some found objects also work effectively as materials charged with connotative powers in this context. Hopefully each element, as well as the whole body of work, contributes to the total effect of rediscovering an artifact that is evidently outside of our culture at one level, but reflects a kind of universal human consciousness and ultimately stimulates the perception of our own personal existence.

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Ruth Francis: Where in the World is Ruth Today at Giddens Gallery

You are invited

FEATURED ARTIST’S SHOW and Reception

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine

 

FEATURED ARTIST

Ruth Francis – “Where In The World Is Ruth Today?”

Ruth’s work – https://goo.gl/fpS8F9

 

Show

Nov 2 – 11, 2017

Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday

11:00am – 6:00pm

 

Artist’s Reception

Saturday, Nov 4

6:00 PM till 9:00 PM

Free event, Enjoy Fine Art, Complimentary Wine, Hors d’oeuvres and Smiles

For details – https://goo.gl/aMBnFk

 

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine

624 S Main St

Grapevine, TX 76051

817-488-8600

www.giddensgallery.com

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Special Note on PARKING

 

Parking is very limited in front of the Gallery so we suggest you park in the available area behind the Gallery.
Off of Main Street, turn West on W Hudgins St to get to the parking lot.
We are in the Visitors Center Building.  The available parking area for the Gallery is in the back and is for “PUBLIC PARKING AFTER 5 PM and SAT & SUN”.

This link will take you to a Google Map; https://goo.gl/6SQBGu

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Something Old, Something New: An Autumn Art Affair Oct. 21

The Artists Showplace Gallery welcomes fall with a weekend-long art affair to remember on Saturday, October 21, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, October 22, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

We’re excited to present our new contemporary wing, which features stunning modern and abstract paintings by local, national and international artists. It’s also the last chance to save at least 50% on our estate items, including antique furniture and collectibles, limited-edition prints and posters, and all styles of mid-century paintings. We’ll have live music, and complimentary wine and appetizers will be served.

For more information, call the gallery at 972-233-1223 or visit www.theartistsshowplace.com. The gallery is located at 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248, at the southwest corner of Coit and Arapaho Roads.

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SWA 2017 Members Exhibition – Awards Presentation Oct. 28

The Society of Watercolor Artists 2017 Members Exhibition is now on view at that UNT Health Science Center, Atrium Gallery, at 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd in Fort Worth.  The reception & awards presentation will be on Saturday, October 28th from 2 to 4pm.    Guests are welcomed to attend, and enjoy the music & food while viewing the artwork at the reception. 

Sarah Graham-Harman is the juror.  Court Bailey is the exhibition chair.  More information can be found at http://www.swawatercolor.com   The show will run through December 2nd.

 

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2017 IAA Photography Exhibition Preview Gallery

This is the first year that Irving Art Association has sponsored a juried exhibition devoted solely to photography. We received a great response to our call and are proud to announce that work from 44 photographers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area has been selected to be in the show.  For the Preview Gallery go to http://irvingartassociation.org/2017/10/2017-iaa-photography-exhibition-preview-gallery/

Juror is Mark Thompson, an award-winning photographer, videographer and filmmaker. Mark began his career as a painter before discovering his penchant for digital media, at which point he began making the move from being a full-time painter to full-time professional photographer and videographer. Over the years Mark’s training and experience has touched on a variety of different genres that include everything from commercial & product photography to fine art and even filmmaking. Mark has worked as photographer for such outfits as CBS News, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Deep Ellum Foundation, and the Lyndie Wilkes Advertising Agency (just to name a few), his photography as been shown in art galleries all over North Texas, and he is currently producing his first feature-length documentary film.

75 works will be in the exhibit opening October 29 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX. The Reception & Awards Ceremony will be Sunday, November 5th, from 2-4pm. The show will be on view through December 1st.  Selected works will travel to the West Irving Library for an exhibit Dec. 3 – Jan. 7, 2018.

Congratulations to those IAA members whose work was selected: Tina Alvarez, Eleanore Avery, Amy Keng, Ron Kreml, Liang Li, Quentin Ochs, Kathleen Ramirez, Alfredo Santesteban and Mary Ann Vela.

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Gail Delger Exhibit: Smile, Laugh and Enjoy the Ride opening at Blue House Too

The exhibit, Gail Delger – Smile, Laugh and Enjoy the Ride will open on October 20 and run through November 12, 2017 at the Allen Arts Alliance – Blue House Too ArtSpace.

Gail Delger works in all watermedia. The range of her work shares her passion and talent as an artist, and her sense of humor as an individual. She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society. Her painting Full Of Holes, was published in the book, Splash 9, The Best of Watercolor, and her two paintings, Old Number 10 and Chicken Sit, were included in the book Confident Color by Nita Leland. “I enjoy pointing with acrylics and adding mixed media. My ideas come from my photos or sometimes a light bulb goes off in my head with an idea. I lik to put whimsical things in my paintings because, I like to see people smile when they view my artwork” Gail Delger. Read more at www.gaildelger.com

The artist reception is Thursday, October 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. Stop by and meet Gail, sip a glass of wine and enjoy her work.
Blue House Too ArtSpace
934 Watters Creek Blvd (across from DSW Shoes)
Wednesday – Fridays 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturday 1 – 9 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 6 p.m.
bluehousetoo@allenartsalliance.org

About the Allen Arts Alliance
The mission of the Allen Arts Alliance is to support and nurture our local arts and cultural groups as they present inspiring and entertaining experiences designed to enrich our community.
Cultivating a vibrant community, bringing art to lif

 

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