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2018 Plano Plein Air Event Reception Feb. 24


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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Paper Cuts Exhibition by VET – reception Feb. 16 at Metropolitan Press


Paper Cuts Exhibition

Showing February 6-23, 2018
Artist Reception:
Friday, February 16, 6-9pm
This month’s artist is no stranger to ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press. VET, Mixed Media Artist presents her latest work of 2D and 3D paper sculptures, made from found and recycled papers – some of which came from Metropolitan Press’ very own press room!

From the artist:

VET: PAPER CUTS showcases a collection of books and papers that have been cut, folded, and manipulated into bas relief sculptures.

VET is a native Texas artist who incorporates environmental recycling awareness through her artwork, commissions, and workshops. She creates and shares innovative ways to re-think, re-purpose and re-design discarded items.

Experience the world of altered books and paper. Artist VET, showcases a collection of cut, folded, and manipulated bas relief sculptures. The centerpiece of this exhibit is the 4th in a series of freestanding, site-specific installation, entitled Mariposa Tree IV.

Light refreshments catered by Sandy’s.

Visit artcycletx.blogspot.com, artcycleclubtx.com, or contact artcycletx@gmail.com, 469-300-1550

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SDCC presents Affirmations opening Feb. 10

South Dallas Cultural Center and Urban Chatter invited female/women artists of color to submit work of any medium….

This gallery exhibition, Affirmations, will show work that explores themes of identity, faith, religion, and the soul as a woman of color. Female artists of color will create their vision of what it is to be a woman of color, finding positivity and peace, and/or addressing inner tension and struggle all while remembering the importance of speaking affirmations over their lives.

The exhibition and opening reception is free and open to the general public.


Exhibition Dates: February 10 – March 24, 2018

Reception: Saturday, February 10, 2018 (5-7 pm)

Curator: Nychelle Elise – Questions? Contact nychelleelise@gmail.com

For details, go to http://sdcc.dallasculture.org/tickets-info/arthello-beck-gallery-and-emerging-artists-gallery/

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Myths Religion & Tall Tales opens Feb. 10 at Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass

Announcing our first show for 2018 — Myths Religion & Tall Tales, interpretations in glass by contemporary artists.
We invite you to join us for the Opening Reception next Saturday, February 10th, from 1 – 5.
The exhibit will continue through March 4th.
Go ahead and sneak a peek

Remember, We’ve Moved…..
For those of y’all who have not yet visited us in our new locations, the Gallery has moved in with Southwest Gallery over in the North Dallas Design District at 4500 Sigma Rd (at Welch) in Dallas.
The Studio is now in Richardson, located at 1600 N Plano Rd in Suite #400.  That’s at the corner of Plano Rd & Collins (tucked around the corner facing south).
Give us a call if you need help finding us….  
Gallery, 972-239-7957  
Studio, 972-239-7989
Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Gallery
at Southwest Gallery
Tuesdays thru Saturdays 9 – 6, Sundays 1 – 5

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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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Cindi Holt: Inside Looking Out opens Sat., Feb. 3 at Valley House

Join us for the opening reception for “Cindi Holt: Inside Looking Out” this Saturday, February 3, 6:00pm–8:00pm. View images of paintings in the exhibition online at www.valleyhouse.com

Cindi Holt is a self-taught artist who was first inspired to paint in 1985 when she was 34 years of age. Her richly-detailed paintings are imaginative, carefree responses to a place. Even the formal rooms she painted of the Texas Governor’s Mansion in the 1990’s have an energetic warp described by Clint Willour, “Patterns are chalk-a-block: bumping into one another; climbing over each other; jostling for space. Flowers on tables mate with those in the carpet and in paintings on the wall. Furniture takes on human form: chairs bow and tables stand on tiptoe…”

Central Market commissioned Cindi Holt to paint a three-panel panorama of the highlights of Fort Worth for their Fort Worth store, and a four-part mural for their cafe at the Preston Royal location in Dallas. The original paintings are on view at The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, respectively. Her painting “The Red Room” graced the 2004 Christmas card from The White House.

Cindi Holt is a California native who lives in Fort Worth and has been represented by Valley House Gallery since 2003.

Cindi Holt will give an Artist Talk on Saturday, February 17, at 11:00am.

The exhibition will be on view through March 10, 2018.

Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254

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

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RED 2018 the exhibition opens Feb. 2 at the8680gallery in Frisco

the8680gallery RED Exhibition in Frisco   https://www.thegallery8680.com/red-2018.html

The opening reception is Friday,Feb. 2, 7-9. The gallery is located at 8680 Main Street Suite 1E Frisco.


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Webb Gallery opening Feb. 11 for Max Kuhn (& a vintage tattoo collection)

Untitled Hobo by Max Kuhn, 2018, ink & collage on found material 18 x12”


Max Kuhn artwork
& vintage tattoo flash from the Jonathan Shaw collection

February 11 – April 22, 2018
opening celebration on Sunday, Feb 11th, 4-7pm
with music from Little Mazarn of Austin and the opening sponsored by Saint Arnold Brewery

 – We met Max Kuhn from a box set book he sent us a while back.  It was sincere and full of great art and made us feel like we had known him forever.  We finally talked him into visiting us in Texas and talked him in to showing his work here.  They are collages and paintings/drawings from this kind fella who is a modern day traveler and tattoo artist.

3A Flash sheet by Ted Inman, 1940’s from Texas, ink on board 19 x 12”

– The vintage flash sheets from tattoo parlors of the 1900’s – 1940’s come from the collection of Jonathan Shaw.  Jonathan ran a tattoo parlor years back and is famous for tattooing Johnny Depp.  There are two books out about Jonathan’s collection – Vintage Tattoo Flash: 100 Years of Traditional Tattoos from the Collection of Jonathan Shaw and Jonathan also wrote his memoirs in Scab Vendor: confessions of a tattoo artist, 2017.  This is the first time pieces from Jonathan’s collection have been offered to the public.

***upstairs gallery will be work by Lili Todd – this is Esther Pearl Watson & Mark Todd’s daughter and the youngest artist we have ever shown at the age of 17.

All at Webb Gallery – 209 W. Franklin – Waxahachie TX 75165 – 972/938/8085


gallery open every Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm

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Kettle Art Presents: For the Love of Kettle Feb. 3

“For the Love of Kettle” is one of the most highly anticipated events of our year. This one night only, annual fund raiser keeps Kettle Art Gallery operating in the black, allowing us fifty-one weeks per year of eclectic, North Texas-based, cultural programming. Over one hundred and fifty 9 x 12 works will be available for just $50.00 each, all created by artists who exhibit with and support this gallery. There are no previews or pre-sales available to anyone, so please arrive early and grab a place in line, as the doors open promptly at 7:00pm on Saturday, February 3. (2650-B Main Street, Dallas, TX 75226)

About Kettle Art Gallery:

Kettle opened in 2005 as an independent effort intended to restore artistic vibrancy to the Deep Ellum neighborhood, and is recognized nationally as the unofficial cultural center of Deep Ellum. Each year, the gallery produces a minimum of a fifteen art-related events, maintains an active  roster of approximately forty artists per year, and serves as home to the Deep Ellum Wine Walk.

Paula Harris

Marketing Director
Kettle Art Gallery
Deep in the Art of Ellum
Founded in historic Deep Ellum in 2005, Kettle is committed to nurturing emerging and mid-career North Texas visual artists through innovative exhibits and events, including:– For the Love of Kettle
– For the Love of Artists
– Holiday Presence
– Deep Ellum Wine Walk
– Deep Ellum Champagne Stroll
– and so much more!
Over the years, Kettle has been the recipient of numerous awards and designations, most recently “2017 Best Gallery For Local Artists” by the Dallas Observer.
– USA Today’s 10 Best Art Galleries in Dallas
– Dallas Observer’s Readers’ Choice for Best Art Gallery
– Dallas A-List’s Best Art Gallery
In celebration of D Magazine’s 40th anniversary, Kettle Art’s founder Frank Campagna was named one of “The Dallas 40”, recognizing Dallas citizens who have made a remarkable impact on the city.

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El Corazón exhibition opens Feb. 3 at the Bath House

24th Annual El Corazón Exhibition


Curated by Jose Vargas

Exhibition Dates: February 3-March 17, 2018

Reception: Saturday, February 3, 2018 (7-9 PM)

Bath House Cultural Center

Featuring live music by Bnois King Band

El Corazón exhibition has been one of the most popular art events at the Bath House Cultural Center since the show was first presented in 1993. Every year, this Dallas exhibition presents over sixty regional, national and international artists with pieces that explore multiple interpretations of the human heart (El Corazón), an important and stimulating symbol in art.

The Bath House is celebrating the musical arts in 2018 by hosting a music festival (Lake-a-Palooza!) and unveiling two new music-themed mural paintings inside the building’s lake level later this year.  In line with the celebration, Jose Vargas, the Curator of the show, also suggested a theme of music for this year’s El Corazón exhibition.  He states that: “When it comes to combining the symbol of the heart and the concept of music, the possibilities are endless.”  Music, however, is not the only concept explored by the participating artists, making this show as diverse and engaging as it has always been.

The exhibition features art by Andres Aceves, Mirtha Aertker, Pablo Azar, Rita Barnard, Jessica Bell, Kimberly Bradshaw Meadows, Kristina Carbrey, Sara Cardona, Kim Carothers, Andrea Cook, Sharon Covington, Mariana De Yta , Jenna Deslaurier, Glenn Downing, Martha Francis, Charlene Goldman, Brandy González, Rebecca Guy, Justin Higgs, Jessica Hills, Chad Hines, Marcela Kourkova, MaryEllen Lacy, Cindy Lemmon, M3AT, Jackie MacLelland, Marian Maldonado-Pagán, Samuel Chuck McCarter, Sarah McDaniel , Margo Miller, Yamel Molerio, Karla Mora Mora, Crystal Murley, Sharon O’Callaghan Shero, Caroline Ometz, Julie Pearson, Maia Pizarro, Michelle Purvis, Christopher Rahmeh, Ann Ranson, Ellen Ray, Gail Roberts, Rene Rocha, Lesley Rucker, Joe Sarate, Teresa Shields, Mary Southall, Pam Stern, Christine Stoddard, Wendy Tigchelaar, Mary Ann Turner, Jose Vargas, Lisa Vollrath, Joan Wheeler, ME Wilcox, Lorena Williams, and Kelly Witte.

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2018 TAG Spring Members Show deadline Feb. 6

Trinity Arts Guild 2018 Spring Members’ Show
Up to $1,500 in cash and prizes!

Trinity Arts Guild Gallery at Bedford Boys Ranch Park 2819 R.D. Hurt Parkway Bedford, TX 76021

It’s not too late to join TAG! You may join TAG at the time of entry.

Calendar of Events
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – Intake and delivery of artwork 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday February 8, 2018 – Show Open Monday
March 5, 2018 – Reception and awards at 6:30 pm (prior to the monthly meeting)
Tuesday March 6, 2018 – Show closes

1. Works on Canvas or Hardboard
2. Works on Paper or Yupo
3. Teachers/Advanced (See prospectus)
4. Challenge Category – Three Dimensional

Be sure to read the prospectus: spring members show Prospectus 2018 or go to https://www.trinityartsguild.net/prospectus-and-entry-forms. There are several special changes just for this show.

Entry and Payment: First 3 entries for TAG members $35 Each additional entry up to 6 total entries is $5. Make Checks payable to Trinity Arts Guild or Pay online with PayPal at: http://www.trinityartsguild.net

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[Art Exhibition]Thus, We Scatter, as We Go by Nathan Porterfield

Fort Worth Community Arts Center is proud to present, Thus, We Scatter, as We Go by Nathan Porterfield. The exhibition date is March 2, 2018-March 29, 2018, from 9AM-5PM. The closing reception will be on our Spring Gallery Night, March 24, 2018, from 6PM-9PM.

Nathan Porterfield’s current work involves individual identity in current culture, in reference to American history. Using accessible, common materials, he creates a confluence of patterns to imply the intersection of countless sensibilities and convictions. The imagery has developed recently into portraits, or sorts, in which the subjects (Units of Resistance) express their perspectives.

Nathan’s works are an homage to those, oppressed and repressed who have stood for change and therein been the backbone of progress. His works are portraits of personal individuality, yet homogeneous spirit.

Thus, We Scatter, as We Go is a survey of his production from 2015 and 2016, with a concentration on alternative materials and exploring the subtleties of evolving society.

For more information, please visit: http://www.fwcac.com/?exhibition_detail/5705

Image: Not Asking Permission OR Forgiveness by Nathan Porterfield

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Color Me… Contemporary! Feb. 3 at Southwest Gallery

In celebration of contemporary art Southwest Gallery cordially invites you to
Saturday, February 3rd  from 1-5 pm
 and experience their colorful new works!
4500 Sigma Rd.  Dallas, Texas 75244    972.960.8935    800.272.9910   www.swgallery.com

Paul Walden refers to “Apparent Chaos” when viewing his paintings in a limited sense. They appear chaotic but the subconscious elements create order and harmony within the composition. “The repetition of the painting & the layering techniques I have developed are the tools that allow the perceptions of an underlying order to emerge.”

Mark Whitmarsh creates relationships that excite the eye through exploration of light, color and space.  “As I build layers of color, a personal iconography evolves on the painted surface.”

Tony Saladino‘s use of color and subject matter make for beautifully executed works that are not only pleasing to the eye but thought-provoking as well. “I try to use each medium’s scale and characteristics to its advantage, to give my imagination an avenue which can explore truth on a two dimensional plane.

Dennis Johnson‘s paintings do not have to relate to anything or follow rules. It simply invites us to think, to reflect, to open our mind to the possibility that all art has to do is make us feel.

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Indian Folk Art Exhibition in Irving – Reception & Awards Feb. 11

Indian Folk Art exhibition, a celebration of Indian culture and heritage.
January 28 – February 23, 2018

Reception & Awards

Sunday, February 11th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061

The Exhibition returns for a second year! 33 artists from the North Texas area submitted 57 works related to themes around Indian culture and heritage. 17 of the artist are in the youth category.

Art from this exhibit will also travel to the Irving Arts Center for display from March 3 – April 29, 2018 in the front foyer/administrative halls.

Curator/juror Deepa Koshaley at deepadesignscape@gmail.com or 972-639-6745

A preview of works from the exhibtion:

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[Art Exhibition] Fort Worth Art Collective

Fort Worth Art Collective returns to the FWCAC in a new exhibit featuring work from returning Art Collective artists and new members. Open reception will be 6-9 pm, during our Spring Gallery Night. Spring Gallery Night is considerably our most popular opening of the year, we had over 3,000 visitors on one single night during our 2017 opening.

Fort Worth Community is located at 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76107. Our business hour is Monday – Saturday, from 9AM-5PM.

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Materials: Hard + Soft opens Feb 2nd

Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition, began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. Now in its 31st year, the exhibition shows the top national and international artists as we celebrate the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media.

The 2018 exhibition drew over 1,000 submissions from 8 countries around the world. Juror Perry A. Price selected 70 works for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center including works from 27 states in varying media including metal, wood, plastic, ceramic, fiber, glass, and mixed media.

This exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Denton. Special thanks to Best Western Premier for their continued sponsorship. Materials will be on view February 3 – May 5, 2018 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX. 76201.

Join us at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center for the Opening Reception on Friday, February 2 from 6 – 8 PM, Awards Ceremony with Perry A. Price at 7 PM.

For more information see https://dentonarts.com/materialshardandsoft

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Rachel Meginnes + Kelly O’Briant: What Remains opens Feb. 1 at Haggerty Gallery in Irving

New Exhibition | Rachel Meginnes + Kelly O’Briant: What Remains

Please join us for the opening reception of What Remains on Thursday, February 1, 5:30-8 p.m.

  • Artist talk | 5:30 to 6 p.m., Art History Auditorium
  • Reception | 6 to 8:00 p.m., Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery

What Remains speaks to both visual and conceptual depth – of the inherent memory embedded in the works of artist-educator Rachel Meginnes and Kelly O’Briant, assistant professor of ceramics, at the University of Dallas. For Meginnes, actual material, in the form of reclaimed textiles, forms the foundation of her process, a physical and metaphorical layering of wear and re-adapting, moving forward and revealing the past. In the work of O’Briant, the remainders are often phantom forms – a chimaera or abstraction of scientific theory. Her work in ceramics has explored the notions of dark matter, light and shadow, the passage of time. For this exhibition, O’Briant mines the emotional effect of unsettlement and reconstruction – the physical act of carrying the past forward.

We are delighted that both artists will be on campus to give an artist presentation at the reception on Thursday, Feb.1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Haggar Auditorium in the Art Village on the University of Dallas campus, followed by a reception in the gallery. The exhibition is available for viewing through Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018.  

This exhibition is curated by Kathryn Gremley, Director of Penland Galler and travels to us from the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina. To view an online catalog of the show and for more information on the great work they do at Penland visit here.

Image Credits:
T. Image of the work installed at Penland Gallery, Nov/Oct, 2017
L. Rachel Meginnes, Mantle (Fragment) Deconstructed quilt, metal leaf, India ink, and acrylic, 18 x 14.75, inches framed, 2017.
R. Kelly O’Briant, All Good things (Detail), Porcelain, gold (112 gold bowls containing porcelain seeds), wood base, 44 x 76 x 4 inches | bowls 2.5 x 1.5 inches, 2017.
Copyright Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, Penland Gallery, Rachel Meginnes and Kelly O’Briant © *|2017|* *|Beatice M. Haggerty Gallery|*, All rights reserved.
*|Image Credit: Installation shot of What Remains at Penland Gallery featuring work of Rachel Meginnes and Kelly O’Briant|*Our mailing address is:

Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery

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Mardi Gras Gallery Night Jan. 27 at Your Private Collection

We are so excited that internationally awarded artist, Soon Y Warren, is taking time from her BUSY schedule to be at the gallery to meet you. Soon has been awarded top national watercolorist six times, has need named “One of the top 15 watercolorists in United States in the past 20 years”, highly awarded in her other mediums, and become one of the most published artists today. It is so special that Soon’s works are in our Granbury gallery and being our featured artist for our Jan 27 5-8pm Mardi Gras Gallery Night. Hope you take advantage of the opportunity to meet her at Your Private Collection Art Gallery on the square. All the Galleries of Granbury will be open hosting artists, great art, refreshments and fun.

Your Private Collection Art Gallery
106 N. Houston
Granbury, TX 76048

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[Exhibition] Solo Show [Down]; Runners Ups Show opens Feb. 2 at Art7

Fort worth Community Arts Center is proud to present Solo Show [Down]; Runners Ups Show. This exhibit features the work of Amy D. Herzel, Nimmy Melvin and Padaric Kolander and was juried by Jennifer Casler Price who has been the curator of Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell Art Museum since 1993. Opening Receptions on February 2, 2018 at our satellite gallery, Art7 Gallery, from 6 – 8pm and the show runs until February 26th. The Art7 Gallery is located at 2831 W 7th St, Fort Worth, TX 76107.
Please direct any question to Karen Fulton, Art7 Gallery manager, at kfulton@artscouncilfw.org


Padaric Kolander, Or Shut Up, 2017, graphite, charcoal, and acrylic on paper, 42″ X 46″

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Coming to the Geometric MADI Jan. 26: African Ancestral Legacies

African Ancestral Legacies

Opening January 26 at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas is African Ancestral Legacies featuring works by Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga and Tunde Odunlade.

Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga’s mabati art uses galvanized sheet metal to contemporize traditional activities she observed while growing up in Central Kenya. Naomi manipulates metal to explore both material transformation and the contradiction between its qualities.

She says of her art, “I borrow from numerous techniques and processes, which combine in a single aesthetic purpose. I want viewers of my art to experience an intricate and intriguing setting that can be perceived and contemplated endlessly.”
Tunde Odunlade is a print and textile artist. Tunde’s work uses both contemporary and traditional techniques to create art with unusual depth and texture. He is a quadruple-threat artist, with a professional portfolio as an artist, musician, actor, and storyteller.

Tunde Odunlade’s life is well described by his motto: “He who does not attempt the absurd can never achieve the impossible.”


Tunde will play African drums, and Naomi will dance, during the opening reception, 6 p.m. January 26, 2018.  An Arcadia Salon discussion will be held February 1, 2018 at 6 p.m. The exhibit runs through April 22, 2018, and is guest curated by Phillip Collins.
About The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art:
Located in Uptown Dallas, the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art (the MADI) is the only museum dedicated to MADI art and the primary point of focus for the MADI movement in the United States. Opening in 2003, the MADI has presented exhibitions of MADI art including MADI movement founder Carmelo Arden Quin, as well as works by contemporary artists working in geometric forms. Find out more about the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art at www.geometricmadimuseum.org, or call (214) 855-7802.

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Collective Vision opens Feb. 2 at Bivins Gallery

Bivins Gallery is pleased to present Collective Vision, a group exhibition featuring a diverse assembly of sculptures and paintings from artists on the gallery’s renowned roster.

The opening reception will be held on February 2, 2018 from 5 to 8pm, and commemorates Bivins Gallery’s first anniversary. In an incredibly successful year,

Bivins Gallery has had their artists exhibited across the globe, 8 exhibitions in the main gallery, and the addition of a second, private gallery location. The exhibition will be on view from February 2 through April 7, 2018.

Artists featured in the main gallery will include: Troy Abbott, Fletcher Benton, Mr. Brainwash, Pedro Escapa, Carole Feuerman, Linda Fleming, Phil Gleason, Robert Graham, Richard Hickam, Tom Holland, Mildred Howard, Robert Hudson, Denis Mikhaylov, Harry Moody, Craig Nagasawa, Don Nice, Ricardo Paniagua, Irene Pijoan, Punk Me Tender, Richard Shaw, Tonio Trzebinski, Lidia Vitkovskaya, Brian Wall, Mary Hull Webster, William T. Wiley, and Russell Young.

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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.


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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Art Con Select 13 opens Jan. 20 at Kettle Art

Art Con Select 13 
Kettle Art Gallery
2650 Main Street, Dallas TX

Saturday, January 20, 2018

In November 2017, Kettle Art was offered the opportunity to curate an exhibit to spotlight artists that participated in Art Con 13 who caught our eye. The tricky part is the artists are judged on a single piece of work and they must have never shown at our gallery before. These ‘twists’ make this show exciting to put together as we never know what we’ll end up with. However, we do know from past adventures that working with Art Conspiracy is always a blast. We are honored to present Art Con Select 2018 and the results of this unusual curation process.

The artists we have invited to exhibit this year include: Elizabeth Baca, Rachel Spire, Andrew Johnson, Jessica Martinez, Alexis Gabrielle, Luan Luu, Jordan Edwards, Nightshade’s Utopia, Leighton Autry, James, Bevard Hargrave, Gina Bartok, Sully Ridout, Benjamin Painter and Michelle Dekkers.

This show runs through Sunday, January 28th.

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Opening Reception: Tiny and Her Children, 1985-1999 + Picturing Homelessness

OPENING RECEPTION: Tiny and Her Children, 1985-1999 + Picturing Homelessness
Saturday, January 27
12:30 – 2:30pm
The Stewpot


The Museum of Street Culture at Encore Park, in association with the Mary Ellen Mark Foundation, invites you to the opening of Picturing Homelessness, featuring artworks by children, grades 1-5, in The Stewpot’s Saturday Kids’ Club, and Tiny and Her Children, 1985-1999, the second installation in the incremental and progressive exhibition Looking for Home: A Yearlong Focus on the Work of Mary Ellen Mark.

The opening reception, January 27 from 12:30 – 2:30pm, will include a free taco lunch and a public dialogue with the children artists, their parents, Stewpot clients and staff, and the general public. This program is the first in The Museum of Street Culture Dialogue Series.

Picturing Homelessness was developed as an educational initiative by The Stewpot’s Saturday Kids’ Club and The Museum of Street Culture. The children’s artworks, to be installed in the arched windows of The Stewpot on Young Street and Park Avenue, were created through the collaborative efforts of children in the Saturday Kids’ Club, who were asked to discuss and reflect on issues and stereotypes of homelessness, ideas of home, and how and why we should work to end homelessness.

Tiny and Her Children, 1985-1999 and Picturing Homelessness will be on view on the street and inside The Stewpot. Beginning January 29, 2018, docent led tours by Stewpot clients will be available, free of charge, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12-1pm.

Looking for Home is curated by Alan Govenar (founding director, The Museum of Street Culture at Encore Park) and Martin Bell, Meredith Lue, and Julia Bezgin (Mary Ellen Mark Foundation), and is supported in part by Encore Park Dallas, Documentary Arts, The Florence Gould Foundation, The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation, The Stewpot, First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, Moody Foundation, and the Restoration Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas.
Exhibition Design: Studio Adrien Gardère, Architects: Oglesby Greene

The Museum of Street Culture is located in Encore Park in the heart of an historic area of downtown Dallas, flanked by the Farmers Market, City Hall, and the Main Street District. Pioneered by The Stewpot of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas and formally organized as a non-profit organization in 2013, Encore Park is a community of social and cultural services located on the south side of Young Street and on the east and west sides of the 500 block of Park Avenue. Encore Park brings together people of all cultures and faiths through dialogue, education, service, music, and art in the pursuit of abundant life, building community at the crossroads of creativity and caring.

For more information: www.museumofstreetculture.org

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EXHUMED | Art Garcia at OC3 & more

Jan. 20 – Feb. 23
Reception: Jan. 20th, 5:30pm – 8pmThe Oak Cliff Cultural Center presents a solo exhibition by Art Garcia. EXHUMED lures viewers with beautiful, seductive wood sculptures and installations, exposing a microcosm of society’s senseless violence. Thus, opening the conversation of social responsibilities.

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center will host a reception for the artist on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 223 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75208.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. for more information about Art Garcia, and exhibit please click here


Go Van Gogh – Workshop Activity
Wednesday, Janurary 17th, 2018
Starting time: 4:15pm
Location: Oak Cliff Cultural Center

The Oak Cliff Cultral Center is proud to host a drop-in art workshop, presented by the Dallas Museum of Art on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Go Van Gogh will be leading kindergarten – 6th grade students on a creative, hands-on activity on Fingerprint Portraiture. This workshop is FREE and open to the public, but space is limited. Please arrive early to ensure a space.

Go van Gogh® brings the Dallas Museum of Art to Kindergarten through 6th grade students in schools throughout North Texas free of charge. Trained volunteers lead experiences that encourage students to look closely at works of art, ask and answer questions, and make personal connections. All programs include hands-on activities that provide opportunities for individual creative expression. Students also receive information about the DMA’s educational programming for the families.

Go Van Gogh
Visual Art Workshop
Ages: 7 – 12
Jan. 17
4:15pm – 5:00pm

In the Gallery:
Works by Art Garcia
Jan. 20 – Feb. 23
Reception: Jan. 20
5:30pm – 8pm

Verse & Rhythm
A night of Spoken Word
Jan. 27
7pm – 9pm

Booker T Washington
Musical Theatre Workshop
Feb. 10
Ages: 8 – 14
Admission: $5

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Duke Horn/Bill Foley – reception Jan. 18


ARTSPACE @ Metropolitan Press

1250 Majesty Drive

Dallas, TX 75247




Bill Foley/ Duke Horn Artist Exhibition

Showing January 4-26, 2018

Artist Reception
Thursday, January 18, 2018
6 pm to 9 pm


Although Bill Foley is already famous for his WW2 battlefield sketches and is the author of the book about his experiences in WW2 called “Visions From A Foxhole” now at the age of 92 he is showing his Supernatural Realism paintings for the first time in the USA Dallas, TX at Artspace @ Metropolitan Press.

Please join us for the very first USA Art Exhibition of Bill Foley’s Supernatural Realism paintings @ Artspace. Foley will be on hand to discuss his painting career during opening exhibition on January 18th @ 7:30 pm.

William Foley has been creating art for over 70 years. During World War II, Foley was a rifleman in the 94th Infantry Division “Ghost Corps” under General George Patton, whose campaign was focused on getting past the Siegfried Line, and also participated in the Battle of the Bulge.


As an eighteen-year-old, Foley began drawing sketches of events on the battlefield in a sketchbook he carried with him. These sketches were preserved in part because they were able to be stashed in a cardboard tube that previously held a mortar shell.  Later, right afterwards, he also drew some war scenes from memory.


Foley then went on to work commercially as an illustrator.

The paintings in this Exhibition were created over the past 50 years.

He still paints and currently resides in Dallas, Texas.

Some of Foley’s WW2 Artwork has been featured at the National Guard Militia Museum of New JerseyNational World War II Museum, and the Pritzker Military Library. The exhibit at the latter contains over 40 of his works, including pencil and ink sketches as well as oil paintings.

In 2003, Foley finished 94th Mural to honor the 94th Infantry Division, which is displayed at the Massachusetts State House in Boston.

Foley’s memoir Visions from a Foxhole: A Rifleman in Patton’s Ghost Corps was published in 2007.

It includes several accounts from wartime, focusing on the actions and accounts on the battlefield rather than the larger context of the war. He notes that victories on the battlefield were not a cause for celebration, and expresses his understanding of soldiers who deserted their posts, given the difficulties of war. Foley’s account of the war has been described as “one of the most outstanding memoirs in recent memory”, in particular his descriptions of Germany, which are compared to landscapes as described by Dante Alighieri.

Duke M. Horn

Duke Horn is classically trained artist and career designer, having trained with Otis Dozier, Chapman Kelley and Ann Cushing-Gantz. He was awarded a scholarship to the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art, when a student at the DMA museum school. He has exhibited at the Bath House, Latino Cultural Center and the Creative Arts Center where he is an instructor.

Duke has also exhibited at Kettle Art, American Fine Art and Frame, the Texas show in Tel Aviv, Israel, Craighead-Green New Texas Talent show, Luminarte and Cinq Gallery, to name a few. His works are in the collection of the DMA and private collections nationwide and abroad. Recently, he was a finalist in the Hunting Art Prize.

Comfortable working in all media, Duke was featured on Channel 11’s afternoon newsroom for executing the massive 50′ mural, “Route 66”, done in water based paints in 2015. Oil painting is what he teaches and is most comfortable with. He has volunteered with several non-profits groups over the years, including the Texas Visual Arts Association as its President.

Also, The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Meals on Wheels, the Emergency Artists Support League and the Frontiers of Flight Museum, teaching kids how to build stick and tissue model airplanes. Duke was on the Board of Arts District Friends 1995-96.

Professional design years, he worked for the great scenic designer, Peter Wolf, during the halcyon years of the Dallas Summer Musicals’ indigenous talent and the State Fair of Texas where he re-created the murals of the historic 1936 images on the Automobile Building in 2010. Later, he became a custom rug designer for a prestigious interior resource wholesaler.

Maintaining a full-time art studio for painting commissions and specialty signage, along with coordinating with architects for proof-of-concept model making, Duke still finds time for painting competitions.

Education: BA degree in Advertising Art, University of North Texas, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Liz London



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Artistic Journeys: Explorations by pastel artists in Keller -reception Jan. 11

Artistic Journeys: A Coalition of members from the Pastel Society of the Southwest share their explorations of multiple mediums.

Keller Public Arts – January 10 through February 21, 2018
Keller Town Hall – 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248
An Evening with the Artists – Thursday, January 11, 2018; 7 to 9 pm

“We are primarily a group of pastel artists, excited by the rich color of the pastel stick and the joy we feel as we hold it in our hand and use it in our mark-making. As you peruse our art and read our statements, you will discover a common thread…we are artists in our souls and have been artists all our lives! Our journeys are varied – as are the mediums we have utilized along the way. This exhibit is a reflection of those exciting journeys as we continue to explore our visions and ideas in many different ways…through pencil…paint…and PASTEL!

For more information: www.cityofkeller.com – 817-743-4000 – publicarts@cityofkeller.com

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TVAA’s 2018 New Members Exhibition – reception Jan. 6

New Members Exhibition
January 4 – February 1, 2018


The TVAA Downtown Gallery invites all artists who have joined TVAA during 2015 – 2017 to show their work in the 2018 New Members Exhibition. There is no theme for this show, and all media is welcome.


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.

TVAA Downtown Gallery Plaza of the Americas – Suite G-207 700 N Pearl, Dallas, Texas 75201 tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com/ 469-332-0183 http://tvaa.org

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“Off The Grid” opens Jan. 5 at FWCAC

Fort Worth Community Art Center will open a new exhibit, “Off the Grid”, a series of light-hearted vignettes created from individual photographs of debris collected from Eagle Mountain Lake on January 5. The exhibit will be on view until Feb 15, 2018 and contains over thirty original pieces by local photographer Becky Wilkes.

During the drought of 2014, receding water levels unveiled hidden shorelines and abundant debris. During walks on the beach, Wilkes photographed the debris in situ, often not knowing what she was photographing until it was unearthed. Akin to ancient superstition, she felt that if she captured an object’s image, she was responsible for it. Dutifully, she pushed her wheelbarrow along the beach to assist in the removal of these items.

From the debris, Wilkes built digital collages, or “Grids”, to include each of the nearly 6000 items as they was found on the lakefront or rephotographed in the studio. Eventually, she began to explore other representations for the material and individual items fell “Off the Grid” into vignettes. Debris over time, combined with sun, wind and wave breaks apart into interesting bits of color, sometimes recognizable, sometimes not. Without being overly obvious and quite whimsical, the viewer is lead to consider the impact of bottles and other debris in our recreational areas.

With the abundant runoff of the May 2015 flood, and subsequent barrage of debris filling the lake, Wilkes began to understand the migratory nature of trash in our waterways flowing from our drainage ditches and roadways. Eagle Mountain Lake, while only 9 square miles in size, is fed by a watershed of over 800 square miles. “The painful reality is that by accidental or intentional action, the countryside is being inundated on a massive scale by the individual fingerprints of personal irresponsibility.”

Fort Worth Community Arts Center is located at 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth TX. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 9AM – 5PM.

Becky Wilkes lives with her husband on Eagle Mountain Lake in Azle, TX. Educated as a Chemical Engineer at Texas A&M, she spent much of her life as a stay-at-home mother of four children who have now blessed her with a multitude of perfectly fantastical grandchildren. She continues her study of photography at the Northeast Campus of Tarrant County College.

Becky Wilkes

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20 Under 20 opens Jan. 11, 2018

The Allen Arts Alliance is excited to present the Annual “20 under 20” juried art competition, showcasing 20 emerging artists under the age of 20 from throughout Collin County. This year, Comerica Bank is sponsoring the prizes to be awarded to the top 3 artists, who were selected by the Artist Selection Panel composed of professional local artists who volunteer their time to judge this competition. The work of these talented young artists will be on display at the Allen Arts Alliance Blue House Too Artspace in Watters Creek from January 11th through January 28th, 2018.

The Arts Alliance received 382 submissions of original artwork from 82 emerging, young, artists, under the age of 20 from; AllenISD, LovejoyISD, PlanoISD, WylieISD, McKinneyISD and Collin College. For a complete list of the 20 selected artists please visit the Blue House Too website.

“20 under 20” is a juried art exhibit showcasing 20 emerging artists from Collin County. The selected 20 artists have to be under the age of 20 as of January 28, 2018, and are competing in all types of media. The Allen Arts Alliance is awarding monetary prizes to the top 3 finalists. flyer: Press Release 2018 20 under 20 competition

This year’s 20 finalists are (in alphabetical order):

Aanchal Mohapatra, Alyssa Gould, Amanda He, Anusri Gunde, Austin Galletti, Deborah Bushland, Elijah Ruhala, Esther Cho, Grace Xiao, Josie Baxley, Kendra Huang, Kevin Fang, Khyathi Gowkanapalli, Oleg Alexeev, Rigoberto, Rocky Sahoo, Ryan Gene Irwin, Safaa Alimi, Tad Greenwald, and Xinyue Shi

Opening Reception

Come celebrate these amazing young artists with us, see who the top 3 finalists are, and enjoy some treats on us

Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Exhibit Dates and Hours

Friday, January 12, 2018 through Sunday, January 28, 2018

Wed – Fri: 2 pm – 8 pm

Saturdays: 1 pm – 9 pm

Sundays: 1 pm – 6 pm

Thank you to Comerica Bank for sponsoring the prizes for our top three artists!

Oleg Alexeev – Eve -1st place winner

Aanchal Mohapatra – Draped – 2nd place winner

Deborah Bushland – Squint

Eli Ruhala -The Paper Crown

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New Beginnings: Celebrating New Perspectives for the New Year

The Artists Showplace Gallery, in conjunction with Leadership Richardson, rings in the new year with a new exhibit featuring three area artists whose work in unique mediums is sure to captivate.

From Friday, January 12 through Saturday, February 3, the innovative works of polymer clay artist Sara Joseph, oil and cold wax artist Kathy Elliott, and acrylic-pour abstract artist Jo Moncrief, will be on display.

An opening reception featuring wine, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and the chance to watch the artists at work will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. For more information, call the gallery at 972-233-1223 or visit www.theartistsshowplace.com.

The Artists Showplace 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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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

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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