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Art Focus: “Creating from the Heart” at ArtReach Gallery


Please join us in the ArtReach Gallery in Watson Hall at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75220

From January 12, 2017 through March 8, 2017

for the exhibit “Creating from the Heart”

by the outstanding  Art Focus XC group http://www.artfocusxc.com/


Reception: Sunday, February 12

12:15·3:00 p.m. Watson Hall

Music by the Lovers Lane Jazz Band

Art Focus XC artists believe they are meant to create art and to share it. It’s their gift from their hearts. It’s their joy to you. This show features 11 of their artists and focuses on Creations from their Hearts.

Art Focus XC began in 1992 with a group of artists who had the desire to push themselves and continue their focus of sharing art development and allowing artists to share new ideas and techniques, while focusing on art business, collaborative projects, guest lecturers and outreach of service.

The ArtReach Gallery graces the walls of Watson Hall at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church and is the work of the Visual Arts Committee of LLUMC and is sponsored by the Lovers Lane Foundation.

All art is for sale. A portion (25%) of all sale proceeds benefits the Lovers Lane Foundation.

For purchase information contact Paul Ditto at 214~7069S6′ or email ArtReach@lIumc.org


Red Beret by Cynthia Stone

Red Beret by Cynthia Stone

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El Corazón exhibition opens this weekend at the Bath House


The Bath House Cultural Center presents the 23rd annual El Corazón exhibition, a mixed media exhibition featuring an eclectic collection of art inspired by the heart (El Corazón), an important and inspiring symbol in art.  Jose Vargas curated the exhibition.

This year’s exhibition includes artwork by DFW and Texas artists, and also by artists from Washington, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Oregon, California, New York, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Virginia, as well as artists from Italy, Iran, Mexico, Panama, and Ecuador.

This artists participating in the show are: Mark Abildgaard, Diana Almand, Chandra Armstead, Jim Baab, Amy Branch-Lambert, Christopher Brown, Kim Carothers, Gillian Chapura, Bradley Cleaver, Dawn Cleaves, Cynthia Daniel, Brett Dyer, Erik Espinoza, Linda Marie Ford, Ellen Frenkel, Bahareh Ghaderi, Denise Graham, Rebecca Guy, Brenda Guyton, Jessica Hills, Chad Hoberer, Laura Hunt, Nafiseh Khoshandam, Shelley Kommers, Serena Laborante, Heather Lafromboise, Joanna LaGrone-Headrick, Al “Bato” Landoll, Mavis Leahy, Marlina Lieberman, Clecio Lira, Yunia  Lores, Jackie MacLelland, Marian Maldonado-Pagán, Velkys Mayfield, S Chuck McCarter, Victoria Morales, Louise Murdock, Rebeca Navarro, Lisa Nigro, Yvonne Perez, Larry Pile, Rocio Ramirez Landoll, Jorge Rey, Gail Roberts, Rene Rocha, Lesley Rucker, Amaranta Sandys, Armando Sebastian, Pam Stern, Lindsey Strehlow, Wendy Tigchelaar, Alexandra Tomalá, Diane Torres, Julie Treviño, Lisa Vollrath, Roger Walkup, Brian Weaver, Jack Weaver, Aaron Wilder, Jim Wilson, Taurian Witt, Kelly Witte, Carole Wolanow, Kristen Woodward, and Kim Worthington.

Reception with the Artists Saturday, February 4, 2017 (7-9 PM).  Featuring music by Chris Castañeda. Exhibition on display through March 4, 2017. http://dallasculture.org/bathHouseCultureCenter/

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Cindy J. Holmes: THUS SPAKE DERRIDA reception March 11 at Haley-Henman


Image: Cindy J. Holmes Walking Man Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches


March 9 – April 1, 2017
Opening reception:  Saturday, March 11, 5-8 pm
Haley-Henman Gallery at Gallery 422
422 Singleton Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75212

a solo exhibition of new paintings

DALLAS, Texas (February 4, 2017)– Haley-Henman proudly presents Cindy J. Holmes’ solo exhibition of new paintings titled Thus Spake Derrida.  This is her third solo exhibition at Haley-Henman, which focuses on the human figure. The opening reception on Saturday, March 11 from 5-8 pm is free and open to the public.  The exhibition is from March 9 through April 1, 2017.

For this exhibition, Holmes has pushed the boundaries toward abstraction. Indeed, these paintings reference the Bay Area Figurative Movement that has generated itself as a distinct style since the 1950s, and which continues today in Holmes’s work.  But her existential position is different.  Instead of reintegrating elements of realism into painting, such as what the Bay Area artist did when they went beyond Abstract Expressionism, Holmes starts with realism and then takes it apart.


For Holmes, the figure is not stepping into an abstraction.  Her process breaks the rules of figurative artwork, and in this deconstructed way, removes the binary oppositions of beauty/ugly, whole/parts, man/woman.
Holmes allusion to Nietzsche in the title of her exhibition resonates with her paintings as “…authentic art, which allows freedom above things.  We need all exuberant, floating, dancing, mocking, childish, and blissful art lest we loose our freedom above things our ideal demands of us…” (Nietzsche 1882, The Gay Science: With a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs (1974), translated with a commentary, Walter Kaufman, N.Y., Vintage Books, p. 164).


HALEY-HENMAN celebrating its 10th anniversary

Haley-Henman Gallery is located in the Trinity Groves neighborhood in Dallas at Gallery 422 in The Workroom at 422 Singleton Boulevard, Dallas 75212.  Free Parking is next to the gallery at the corner of Singleton and Beeville.  Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 12 – 5 pm, and by appointment by calling 214-532-3225.  Visit the website for more current information at HALEY-HENMAN

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Stephen Zhang “Flow” at the Artists’ Showplace


Artists Showplace welcomes watercolorist Stephen Zhang in a premiere
Dallas exhibition “Flow”.
Exhibit Dates: February 4 – March 4, 2017
Reception: February 10th 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Meet the Artist.
Featuring live jazz with complimentary wine & appetizers.
Stephen Zhang
In his large-scale watercolors, artist and creative director Stephen Zhang freezes fleeting moments: an old man caught in the moment or intriguing light deep in the forest. He hints at the grave concern that the current state of nature may change permanently. Growing up in China and influenced by Daoism, Zhang feels a special connection with watercolor, its organic process and captivating appearance. Primarily working on large sheets of paper stretched on frames, His work combines influences from both classic Chinese and contemporary arts. Zhang has exhibited internationally and has been featured in international art publications. His work has garnered awards from prestigious art associations including  the Transparent Watercolor Society of America and the American Portrait Society.
RSVP for the Reception
Artists’ Showplace, SW Quadrant of Coit and Arapaho, 15615 Coit Rd.  #230, Dallas, TX 75248

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Irving Black Arts Council presents its 2017 exhibit: Art Inspired; opening reception Feb. 4


Exhibit dates:
February 4February 26

Reception February 4 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Meet the artists behind Art Inspired.  Free reception.

Larry Alexander, Therlee Gipson, Walter Land, and Don O’Bannon depict and celebrate African American individuals, history and culture in a variety of media including paintings, drawings, cut paper compositions, digital printmaking and mixed media.

Irving Arts Center, 333 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062

Gallery Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.



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A Winter’s Tale at the TVAA Downtown Gallery


TVAA Downtown Gallery

February 1 – 28, 2017

“A Winter’s Tale” features the work of Lonnie Brown, Andy Bugh, Jayne Crawford, Jenny Keller, Linda Lee, Patricia McMillan, Sandra Mucha, T. Dale Nelson, Jan Partin, Julie Pitman, Kathleen Ramirez, Celine Raphael-Leygues, Elisabeth Schalij, Milessa Murphy Stewart, Marcy Stollon, Prakash Tiwari, Dotty Umphress, and Carole Wolanow.

The show runs through February 28, 2017 at the TVAA Downtown Gallery, Plaza of the Americas, Suite G207, 700 N Pearl Street, Dallas 75201. Please join the artists for the reception on Sunday, February 5th from 2 to 4 in the afternoon. Free and open to the public. http://tvaa.org

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An Asemic Muse; Wordless Writing Inspires Art

Morning Sun

The  Keller Public Arts Board invites you to attend “The Asemic Muse; Wordless Writing Inspires Art” featuring the encaustic and acrylic/multimedia paintings of accomplished artist and teacher, Teri Muse. The exhibit is on display from Feb. 1 to 22nd, 2017 at Keller Town Hall; 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248.

An Evening with the  Artist is planned for Thursday, February 16th from 7 to 9 pm. All are welcome to attend, meet Teri, share conversation and refreshments. For more information contact www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts; publicarts@cityofkeller.com, or 817-743-4000.

Rolling By

A native of Waco, Texas, Teri Muse, having received both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Fine Arts, began her art career with paper-making. Creating her own paper canvasses, she was commissioned for large public spaces, including the Westin Hotel, Birmingham, the American Heart Association, Dallas, and Prudential Life Insurance, Chicago.

Teri began teaching art education in local DFW schools while continuing to pursue her talents as an artist. Always seeking new and unusual artistic ideas, she took an interest in the “encaustic technique of painting with melted wax. It creates unusual luminosity and translucency and allows Muse to include papers and materials into the layers of wax, something she also likes to do in her acrylic paintings. Her collections of maps, fabrics, sheet music and postage stamps become a backdrop for her “asemic”, or wordless, writing-linear elements running throughout her works for years and grounding them with the dual traits of strength and mystery.”

Visit her website at www.terimuse.com to see more of Teri’s creations.

Still Waters

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Circuit 12 Contemporary 5 Year Anniversary: Lucas Martell and Gina S. Orlando






Lucas Martell

Lucas Martell


Gina OrlandoC

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Marie Renfro Exhibit opening Feb. 16 at Blue House Too


Upcoming Art Show at Blue House Too Gallery in Allen, Texas

Marie’s show at” Blue House Too Gallery”, 934 Watters Creek Blvd. Allen, TX, opens with a reception on Feb. 16th from 6pm to 8pm.  Her paintings will remain in the Gallery until April 16, 2017.  Do come and enjoy the show. She will also do two painting demonstrations that will be free to the public on Feb. 26th and March 12th from 2 to 4 in the afternoon.

The show title is “Then and Now” so will include some of her older work as well as many new paintings.  She hopes that all of you can come.  It promises to be a fun evening!!

The Allen Arts Alliance and Blue House Too welcome local artist Marie Renfro. Color and creativity best describe Marie’s paintings in oil or acrylic. A very versatile artist, Marie enjoys using various media to express her emotional response to a subject. Her work has received numerous outstanding awards and is included in major collections.

There will be something for everyone in this exhibit, in all price ranges. Including paintings, sculptures, and smaller matted artwork. Marie will conduct two Artist Demo Sessions that will be open to the public:

Sunday February 26 and March 12 from 2- 4 p.m..

Marie holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX and has studied in several European countries. She received the Plano Profile Artist of the Year award in 2010 and has work included in a DVD and book by Sue St. John, ” Journeys to Abstraction”, as well as “Translating the Prairie” published by the City of Plano.

Exhibit dates and location:

Friday, February 17th through Sunday, April 16th (Easter Sunday)

  • Wed-Fri:     1 pm – 5 pm
  • Saturdays:  1 pm – 9 pm
  • Sundays:    1 pm – 6 pm

Blue House Too – Watters Creek Center – 934 Watters Creek Blvd, Allen, TX 75013.

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Indian Folk Art Reception Feb. 3 in Irving


Indian Folk Art exhibition, a celebration of Indian culture and heritage.

It is a great pleasure to invite you all to the Opening & Reception of “Indian Folk Art”

Irving Art Association is hosting a public reception celebrating the opening of the exhibition on February 03, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm; awards presentation will be at 6:30 pm.

The exhibition will be on display for a month 29th January 2017 to 24th February 2017.

Reception: Friday, February 03, 2017, 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Note: We will provide coloring pages of Indian art as part of Open Art Friday Night in the small gallery.

Curator: Deepa Koshaley @ deepadesignscape@gmail.com

Balaji Shriyaa MadhubaniParticipating Artists: Vidisha Bajpai, Tarunikasai Kulasekaran, Pallavi Moharir, Shriyaa Balaji, Amolika Kondapalli, Jayshree Bihari, Monika Dogra, Navneeta Khemka, Jaitashri Harikumar, Aryan Bansal Jiya Shah, Sansdhitha Anand, Charumitha Yuvaraja, Avli Dalal, Deepa Koshaley, Nalini Priya Ravindran, Sangeeta Kumari, Nysa Karia Roberta Masciarelli, Pierce Baggett


Jaycee Park Center for the Arts (East Gallery)
1975 Puritan Drive, Irving TX 75061
Phone: 972-721-2488 (Gallery)

Gallery Hours: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs: 1:00PM-4:00 PM
Tues 10:30AM – 3:00PM



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BENINI “ALLA GEOMETRIA” opens at the Madi



January 27April 23, 2017

Brightly colored paintings born of geometric shapes will open January 27, and continue through April 23rd.

Italian born Benini will be here for both the Opening Reception and an Arcadia Salon talk on March 16.

Following a trip West and a visit with Robert Monroe in Faber, Virginia, Benini started painting geometric shapes, first simple cubes, spheres and triangles, and then combinations, and eventually he added the lyricism of ribbons. The paintings in this exhibition are from his Geometric Period in the 80s and 90s.

The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art

3109 Carlisle StreetDallas, TX 75204 

Phone:(214) 855-7802Website:http://www.geometricmadimuseum.org




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LuminArte Fine Art Gallery Presents: “Faces of the Earth” – Albena Hristova Feb. 17


LuminArte Fine Art Gallery presents: Exhibition “Faces of the Earth” February, 17-May 6th, 2017
“Faces of the Earth” is a collection of up close and personal observations of Natural Beauty unto the Eyes of the Beholder – Artist Albena Hristova.

“The Faces of the Earth” 
Exhibition – February 17th -May 6th 2017
Opening Exhibition (Meet and Greet) –  February 17th, 7-10:00pm

Featured Artist: International artist, Albena Hristova born and raised behind the Iron Curtain .

Gold Phoenix – Oil on Canvas
“For me everything starts with seeing, nothing rings more true to me than the eye of the beholder”.  Hristova examines the beauty and grandeur of Mother Nature through highly textured surfaces detailing a wide range of light and dark variances form dusk to dawn; inviting the viewer to make their own discoveries in these close encounters with the Earth.

Globally successful and acclaimed artist, Albena Hristova, was born and raised behind the Iron Curtain in Bulgaria. Her first influence was her mother, who at the time was the leading restorer of the Bulgarian National Gallery in Sophia. Following in her mentor’s footsteps, she started painting at an extremely young age and went on to complete 12 years of classical art education, as well as a Masters in Mural Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia.


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Kettle Art Presents “For the Love of Kettle” Feb. 4


Kettle Art Presents “For the Love of Kettle” – Saturday, February 4, 7:00pm, 2650 Main St., Dallas TX 75226.

For the Love of Kettle is perhaps the most highly anticipated event of our year. This one-night-only, annual fund raiser allows us the remaining fifty-one weeks each year of eclectic, North Texas-based, cultural programming. Over one hundred and fifty, 9 x 12 works will be available for $50 each, created by the amazing artists who support our 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 at 7:00pm sharp.

For a brief rundown on this event, here is a blog post and review from a few years ago by Bill Chance.http://billchance.org/2014/02/09/the-weird-and-wicked-world-of-the-singing-cowboy/


Participating artists in For the Love of Kettle 2017 include:

Roberta Masciarelli, Jeff Skele, Erica Guajardo, Karrie Carr, Daniel Yanez, Emily Yandell, Ruben Ramirez, Katrina Rasmussen, Mandy Paquette, Suzi Migdol, Michael McPheeters, Sarah Gutierrez, Matt Roppolo, Justin Clumpner, Audrey DaLane, Miguel Aquilar, Colin Lafleur, Raymond Butler, Judith Lea Perkins, Jenn Lefleur, Francois Shogreen, Chai Bryant, MAK, Miranda Young, Clinton Young, Annette Guzman, Alexis Saucedo, Heather Shoulders, Richard Ross, Robin Garza, Hilda Lafleur, Gabriela Elguea, David B. DuDerry, Diana Almond, Alicia Vasquez, Brad Albright, Allen Hallman, Joshua Noyes, Kelly Saunders, Joseph DeLeon, Carrie Sharp, Natalie Small, Veronica Young, Lacie Pierce, Robert Garza, Silvia Chavez, Jon Martin, Brittany Hayden, Erin & Steve Reeves, Alexis Alfaro, Joey Chabolla, Chris Thames, Nicholas Williams, Barbara Chasham, Cecilia Jimenez, Susan Carson, Matthew T. Rader, Holli Michener, Margo Miller, Marilyn Vicente, Jennefer Gregory Portz, Billy Coleman, Mara Rothman, Anthony Martinez, Jaime Hudson, Jennifer G. Thompson, Todd Macaulay, Sonja Quintero, Alfredo Pina, Brian A. Crawford, Enrique Mascorro, Frank Campagna and more…


Up next: “For the Love of Artists” opening Thursday, February 9, running through Saturday, February 18.

In response to the overwhelming kindness and dedication of our artists, Kettle Art presents the companion exhibit to “For the Love of Kettle” in which 100% of the selling price will go directly to the artists. This exhibit is open only to artists who participated in the “For the Love of Kettle” event. Each artist is invited to exhibit a piece of their preference, up to 18″x24″, and may set the price at their discretion. Come show some Love for those who have shown Love!




Paula Harris

Marketing Director

Kettle Art Gallery

Deep in the Art of Ellum
2650-B Main Street
Dallas, TX 75226
Founded in historic Deep Ellum in 2005, Kettle Art Gallery is committed to nurturing emerging and mid-career North Texas visual artists.
Over the years, Kettle has been the recipient of numerous awards and designations including: USA Today’s 10 Best Art Galleries in Dallas; Dallas Observer’s Readers’ Choice for Best Art Gallery, most recently in 2016; and Dallas A-List’s Best Art Gallery. In September 2014, Kettle Art’s founder Frank Campagna was named one of “The Dallas 40”, a list recognizing Dallas citizens who have made a remarkable impact on the city, in celebration of D Magazine’s 40th anniversary.

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Roberto Manguia opens Jan. 27 at Latino Cultural Center


LCC Alert: Munguia exhibit opens Friday, January 27, 2017


January 27 – April 1, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017, 6-8 PM

Growing up in South Texas in the 1960s, Munguia began drawing at age 5. He moved to Dallas in 1976 and has been active in the visual arts community since then. Munguia has worked in media from ink to encaustic to clay. His work has evolved over the last several decades and this retrospective will showcase this important Latino/Chicano artist. Exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.


Latino Cultural Center

2600 Live Oak St
Dallas TX 75204
Phone: 214.671.0045


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Art Exhibit and Reception: Capturing the Dream | Irma Ward


Capturing the Dream | Irma Ward

Friday, January 27
6:00 to 8:00 pm

Ward begins with a sketch that can be contrived as a recognizable scene or accessible shapes, then transforms the surface, layer after layer, until the painting is complete. Ward shares a favorite quote from Marc Chagall speaking about the meaning of ‘abstract,’ “…something which comes to life spontaneously through a gamut of contracts….and pervades both the picture and the eye of the spectator with conceptions of new and unfamiliar elements.” With Wards paintings, too the final image may have no visible connection with the initial sketch, but will inspire the viewer to find “new and unfamiliar elements.

“Capturing the Dream, paintings by Irma Ward” will be on view from January 3 to February 27 at Elm Street Studio in Keller, Texas. Please join us for a complimentary reception and meet the artist on Friday, January 27th from 6 to 8pm. To see more of Wards’ work and for details, please visit www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com.


In addition to her abstract pieces, Ward is sharing with us a portion of a wonderful series she has created called “Diary of Susie Swimmer.” Ward explored a 30 day challenge to create a new painting every day for a month. For continuity, Ward designed still life paintings and included the same ceramic figurine – Susie Swimmer in each of the 30 paintings. Stop by to see some of these whimsical painting, and read the story associated with each.

A portion of all art sale proceeds will benefit the Disabled American Veterans.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 1 to 5pm and by appointment


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


Coming to THE ARTS gallery

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

January 17 – February 22, 2017

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

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


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

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

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

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Cameron Smith steps into new role as gallery owner/artist


Cameron Smith, a Polymath of Arts and Culture, Announces Opening of Bishop Arts Modern Gallery


Gallery owner/artist embraces past to create new future.                                         

The Art of a Modern Mad Man.

DALLAS – January 23, 2017 – Cameron Smith, the venerable advertising executive and personality in Dallas’s cultural scene, embarks on a new journey with the opening of Bishop Arts Modern, a mixed-media studio and gallery featuring his own work and the talent of guest artists in the realms of music, art and fashion. His exhibit, Life in Black & White, the first of his own deeply personal four-part series entitled ARTX4, will debut with an opening reception on Saturday, April 1st from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. The event, featuring a surprise musical guest from his Grammy laden Bishop Arts Theater Center Jazz Series, is open to the public. Bishop Arts Modern is located at 518 W Davis Street, Dallas, TX 75208.

CameronSmith Smith, very much a Renaissance man, has been involved in the art world – from music and architecture to fine art and fashion —since his early days in Edmonton, Alberta. He’s beloved as a former radio and television personality as the morning host on 107.5 The Oasis and as host and Executive Producer of Smooth Jazz TV. Viewed in more than 20 countries over 13 seasons, Smith worked with the greatest names in jazz, including Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Al Jarreau and George Benson. He’s a sought after curator of superstar talent for global concert clients including  Warren Hill’s CanCun  Jazz Festival, the Bishop Arts Theater Center Jazz Series, and the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Musicians including Grammy winners Chris Botti, David Foster, Sting, David Sanborn and dozens more have accompanied Cameron to perform for his clients worldwide. “Cameron is one of the most trusted artistic visionaries on the planet” says Chris Botti.  As the stage host for massive music-centric events his musician friends have come to trust his sage wisdom and undeniable flair including the Dave Koz Cruise with this year’s ports of call in Venice, Croatia, Montenegro and Santorini with more than 50 Jazz stars on board. All the while Smith revels in his role as a “modern mad man” as a veteran advertising executive at CBS radio in Dallas with A list clients that include the Dallas Cowboys, Subway, Fans United and AT&T.

His uber fashion sense has made him a tastemaker in fashion circles, impeccably assembling his wardrobe from a wide array of must-have purveyors including Stanley Korshak, Forty Five Ten, Traffic Los Angeles and vintage stores, and is a regular at David Glazer’s award winning design showroom in New York City where he has long been a close friend and fashion muse to its legendary founder. A 22-year resident of Oak Cliff, Smith is envied for his Bauhaus art deco home in East Kessler Park which served as the 1936 Texas State Fair All Electric Home of the Future.”

Cameron is finally revealing his work as a truly modern artist, embracing his past experiences and inspirations to create a new visual vernacular. Now, photography, sculptures, oil paintings, minimalist lamps, and other artistic mediums are under his creative vision, honed talent, and skilled management as artist and owner of Bishop Arts Modern.

My life after television had always been about advocacy, management and counsel of truly great musicians, while my own art was subordinate to my loyalty and compassion for my clients” Smith explained. So several years ago I made a conscious decision to manifest my own art. I stopped managing artists completely and just started managing myself. I found the perfect studio space just a few blocks from my East Kessler home at the Bishop Arts Co-op on Davis and got really serious about applying the core principles of Jazz to my own visual disciplines. Mastery of technique was a given, then I focused on improvisation and experimentation above all else and the willingness to be totally vulnerable artistically. I was terrified but completely liberated at the same time. I didn’t show any of my work to anyone for more than a year and finally committed to get out on the skinny branches and let some people into my creative space and experience my art. It’s the best decision I ever made.” 

His first exhibit, Life in Black & White, is a Franz Kline-inspired collection featuring large format black and white photography and a series of monochromatic minimalist paintings with Indian ink on archival watercolor paper. The exhibit will be on display from April 1 through April 23.



 Cameron Smith, Birdman of Alcatraz, Indian Ink on watercolor paper, 18×24, $400


Upcoming Exhibits:

Saturday, April 1            Life in Black & White/ Ink on paper and large format photography  

Saturday, June 10           Organica/A collection of organic sculpture

Saturday, Aug. 26           Luminesce/ Indoor- Outdoor minimalist modern lamps

Saturday, Nov. 4              Kind of Blue/A collection of jazz-inspired contemporary impressionist



About Bishop Arts Modern

Bishop Arts Modern, featuring the work of artist and gallery owner Cameron Smith and additional artists, is located at 518 W Davis Street, Dallas, TX 75208 inside the Bishop Arts Coop. Hours are noon to 5pm on Saturdays only. Appointments are recommended at 214.773.3482. For more information, visit www.BAModern.com or www.Facebook.com/BAModern


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The H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery Presents “We Appreciate Your Business”


Dallas, TX – The H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery at El Centro College presents “We Appreciate Your Business,” a group exhibition running from January 23- February 15, featuring work by Favio Moreno, Kat Freedman, Hatziel Flores, Christopher Bingham, Antolin Pineda, Brennen Bechtol, Fransisco Javier and Arturo Donjuan. An Artist Reception will be held February 9 from 2-6 p.m.

This exhibition focuses on a group of local artists whose work displays expressive use of color, text, and iconic imagery to explore Lowrider culture, nostalgia, self-exploration, Latin American culture and Pop Surrealism.

Hatziel Flores is a Dallas-based artist who finds himself just as comfortable in street art as in a gallery setting with his unique, new, contemporary portrait style. Hatziel has shown work in different galleries around the United States and has done commission work for big businesses such as NBC, Red Bull, Nike, and MTV.

Favio Moreno likes to explore painting, printmaking, and design in his work. Moreno has cultivated a visual language, drawing from an array of influences including Latin and American Culture as well as iconography and contemporary design. His signature style utilizes hard-edge painting with an extremely refined sense of color.

Kat Freedman is a calligrapher and graphic designer based out of Dallas. She has been utilizing her artistic skill for over three years and works as a full time calligrapher for Halo Calligraphy, crafting hand addressed envelopes and cards, to more personal and unconventional items such as wedding china, sea shells, decorative agate and even urns. From traditional flourished calligraphy to modern and free hand design, Kat works with a variety of mediums for event and wedding planners as well as other artists and brands. She has hand addressed envelopes, menus, and place cards for former presidents and heads of state, and hand written proposals and vows, heart-felt cards and more.

Christopher Bingham was born and raised in Dallas. Art has always been his passion. He began college as a graphic design major but quickly turned his focus to studio arts. Since graduating in 2006 from The University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor’s degree in Drawing, he has devoted his time to creating art and staying passionate about his craft. When not painting, Chris works on keeping his students motivated to do the same as a high school art teacher. Chris has been a creative force in the North Texas art scene since 2006, displaying his work in the DFW area and all across Texas. Along with having works in numerous private collections, he was also a two-time finalist for the Hunting Art Prize in 2011 and 2015.

Brennen Bechtol is a local DFW sign painter by trade whose work primarily focuses on design and self-exploration. He gets most of his inspiration from other local sign painters and hand painted signs around the city.  Brennen has a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design.

Antolin Pineda is a local airbrush artist who specializes in custom lowrider paint jobs. His work features early native Mexican imagery combined with street art and graffiti culture. Antolin is most known for his work that was featured in a 2013 issue of Lowrider Magazine.

Francisco Javier is mostly a self-taught artist whose inspiration comes from early 20th century surrealist painters, the Romantic era, and the Classical era. Francisco has been an active member of the Dallas art scene since 2011. His current focus is portraiture in acrylic, but he also creates work in oil, pastel, charcoal, and pencil.

For more information, please contact gallery coordinator Raymond Butler at 214-860-2115. Gallery hours are Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. andFriday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Image: HFlores.jpg: “Complex” by Hatziel Flores.

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Rachel Muldez: Quarks & Quasars at the OCCC


Rachel Muldez presents
Quarks & Quasars


January 21 – Feburary 24
Opening Reception: Saturday, Jan. 21
5:30pm – 8:00pm

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center is proud to present the works of Rachel Muldez in Quarks & Quasars. Exhibition will run formJanuary 21, 2017 – Febraury 24, 2017 at 223 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX, 75208. Reception will take pace on Saturday, January 21st, from 5:30-8pm. Exhibtion and reception are FREE and OPEN to the public.

About the Exhibit:
Rachel Muldez believes evolution is all things taking part in the changing aesthetic of the created. The further the change, the more fantastical the outcome. Through her practice, like every physical action, comes a change in the physical aesthetic of what she sees around her. Being drawn to materials with the potential of life such as seeds, sprouts,cocoons, and nests causes her to ponder about other worlds. The objects Muldez collects end up in piles in her studio and await re-examination; taking days, months, or years for Muldez to become aware of their aesthetic potential.

The natural materials Muldez uses often look otherworldly. Objects made by beings other than humans, like nests and cocoons, further impress upon her a higher level of craftsmanship which she seeks to achieve. This constant reference back to nature in her work, is due to casual nature walks both in and out of urban settings.


223 W. Jefferson Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75208

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“Through the Lens: Found Object/Readymade” at CentralTrak


“Through the Lens: Found Object/Readymade”

Saturday, January 21st from 8pm-10pm
CentralTrak presents
Through the Lens: Found Object/Readymade curated by UT Dallas photography and aesthetic studies professor Marilyn Waligore and will feature artists
Susi Brister, Francesca Brunetti, Rachel Cox, Shannon Duncan, Paho Mann, and Kristy Peet.
Guided by Surrealist and Dada practices of the 20th century, contemporary artists use photography and video to document two categories of objects: the found object and the readymade. The designation of the readymade upsets the mass-produced object’s functionality: engaging in play while disrupting work; incorporating humor; challenging the definition of art by presenting works that are ready-to-go — chosen and then recontextualized. Meanwhile, the identification of the found object connects to the unconscious, often tapping the historical context of a previous era, the supposed recollections of a previous owner, which informs the current viewer’s awareness. These actions address the concept of authorship, the definition of art, and the place of the object in commodity culture. The use of photography and video in contemporary art to re-present the object frames it a second time, echoing the relationship between selection and presentation of the object and image.

Events during the run of the exhibition will include two panel discussions with the artists.

Thursday, February 2 at 7pm
will include Rachel Cox, Paho Mann, and Kristy Peet.
Thursday, February 9 at 7pm
will have Susi Brister, Francesca Brunetti, and Shannon Duncan.

Francesca Brunetti, Sweet 28, 2016, archival inkjet print, 16 x 22 inches.

Francesca Brunetti, Sweet 28, 2016, archival inkjet print, 16 x 22 inches.

Rachel Cox, Nova, 2015, archival inkjet print, 31 x 39 inches.

Rachel Cox, Nova, 2015, archival inkjet print, 31 x 39 inches.


CentralTrak is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts by building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas.

800 Exposition Ave.
Dallas, TX 75226
Gallery hours: Saturdays Noon – 5pm or by appointment
(214) 824-9302


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Betty Watkins “Wildlife” reception Jan. 28 at Giddens Gallery

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You are invited


Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine



Betty Watkins – “Wildlife”

Betty’s work – goo.gl/AmZU17



Jan 26 – Feb 4, 2017

Gallery open TuesdaySaturday

11:00am – 6:00pm



Saturday, Jan 28

6:00 PM till 9:00 PM

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

For details – goo.gl/4HHB9V

Grapevine Betty's

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine

624 S Main St

Grapevine, TX 76051





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; goo.gl/bQvPkZ


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This Is The Fort opens Jan. 17 at Fort Works Art


Fort Works Art

This Is The Fort

January 17 – February 18, 2017

Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 21, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Fort Works Art is pleased to announce This is the Fort, an exhibition featuring 10 local artists – Bernardo Vallarino, Carey Meiners, Clay Stinnett, Collin Howell, Jay Wilkinson, John Worley, Lee Hill, Leigh Ann Williams, Marshall Harris and Patricia Murphy.

This is the first time since the gallery has brick-and-mortared that they have presented a group exhibition featuring solely DFW artists. Coinciding with Fort Worth’s Annual Stock Show & Rodeo, Fort Works Art takes a turn towards the west, but with their typical twist, that is far from traditional.  Focusing on the theme that the gallery takes its’ name from, Fort Worth, This is the Fort brings a strong and fresh roster of artists together for a show that will feature images that all Texans will relate to.

Image: Patricia Murphy, Truckin’, 2010, Oil on canvas, 12″ x 18″

Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its’ own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Gallery Hours: Tues-Thurs 11am – 4pm; Fri-Sat 11am-9pm

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Granbury Camera Club: 2017 Annual Photography Show & Sale

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2017 Annual Photography Show 

JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 25, 2017
Of The Lake Granbury Art Association
2017 Photography Show & Sale
Turn-in: Saturday, January 21, 8 a.m. – Noon
Non-Accepted Entries must be picked up 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Sat. Jan. 21
The Shanley House, 224 N. Travis St., Granbury, TX
Show Dates: Opening Night Reception & Awards, The Shanley, 6:30 p.m., Jan. 28
End of Show: Saturday, February 25, 8 p.m.
Pick Up Photography: Saturday 8 p.m. Feb. 25 &
Sunday, Feb. 26, Noon – 4 p.m.





Call for Entries

Photo Turn In: Saturday, Jan. 21, 8 a.m.-Noon

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Show Rules for the 2017 Photography Show hosted by Granbury Camera Club are available as a PDF via the link above.

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Members Only “Favorites” Show reception Jan. 17 in DeSoto

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The DeSoto Art League is holding a reception, open to the public, at the DeSoto Town Center, January 17th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Favorite artwork pieces of the members of the DAL  are on display and for sale. Light refreshments will be served.

For more about DeSoto Art League, see their website:  http://www.desotoartleague.com/

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MILES CLEVELAND GOODWIN: The Maze opens at Valley House


Valley House Gallery is pleased to present our second exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Mississippi artist Miles Cleveland Goodwin, along with the publication of a catalogue illustrating his recent work.

Join us this Saturday, January 14, 6:00pm-8:00pm, for the opening of “The Maze” at Valley House Gallery.

Collectors Catherine Such and Douglas Walker write:

“Miles Cleveland Goodwin looks at an America that is both long past and just within reach of the future. He crafts a unique landscape portrayed through a lens of archetype and myth and peopled with characters familiar or fantastic yet always resonant. Not quite dystopian, but fundamentally introspective and haunting, the work is meticulously crafted with layers both of material and allusion into a narrative that simultaneously draws the viewer into what might be happening but maintains a deep reserve.”

“Nothing is quite straightforward and narratives are never definitively resolved in Goodwin’s work. Viewers are compelled to speculate about a greater story that lingers tantalizingly just out of reach. Longing, mythos, a gothic formality, and many recognizable but dreamlike elements provide an entry into an ultimately interior experience of his work. The subconscious experience of his art is deeply intimate.”

“This rests on a bedrock of rare skill and ability, coupled with a distinctly southern artistic sensitivity. Goodwin expands his psychological themes with color – particularly white and crimson – and the depth of surface, texture, brushwork and manipulation of paint and material. Imagery arises through a complex and ever-evolving process of interaction between artist and materials.”

“The result? An old master painting rescued from a corner of the attic. A scene played out in a landscape emerging from our shared anxiety for the future. Or a prophetic vision transfigured in pigment and feathers and branches.”

“Deeply American, in its isolated landscapes and beautiful anxieties, the work of Miles Cleveland Goodwin endures.”

Miles Cleveland Goodwin was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, in 1980, and raised in the South. He earned his BFA at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, and later returned to Mississippi. Valley House Gallery presented his first exhibition in Texas “Where We Prayed” in 2015.

“The Maze” will be on view through February 11. View the exhibition at www.valleyhouse.com.

Valley House Gallery
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254
Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Saturday

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Bleckner, Houck & Weber at the Dallas Contemporary



Saturday January 14 at 7 pm members only opening celebration at the Dallas Contemporary

Exhibit continues through March 12, 2017.

Ross Bleckner: Find a peaceful place when you can make plans for the future.

John Houck: The Anthologist

Bruce Weber: Far From Home

Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass Street, Dallas, Texas 75207



SATURDAY 14 JANUARY 2017 @ 1.00 PM

SATURDAY 14 JANUARY 2017 FROM 7.00 PM – 10.00 PM

SUNDAY 15 JANUARY 2017 @ 11.00 AM



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Abstracts & Architecture reception Jan. 14 at Sun to Moon


Abstracts & Architecture

Sun to Moon Gallery  http://www.suntomoon.com/

January 12 – February 11, 2017

An exhibition of photographs by Dan Burkholder, Jeffrey Conley, Scot Miller, Alan Ross, Alison Shaw, Keith S. Walklet & R.P. Washburne. VIEW THE ABSTRACTS & ARCHITECTURE PRINTS

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Black & White, drawings by Johannes Boekhoudt, opens Jan. 14


Join JM Gallery Saturday, January 14, from 5 until 8 for our inaugural show of 2017: Black & White, by Johannes Boekhoudt.

JM Gallery opens its third year with Black & White, an exhibition of drawings by Johannes Boekhoudt. Johannes is an internationally acclaimed artist whose works have shown in galleries and museums in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the United States. He is best known for large, expressionistic paintings that reveal social injustice and lay bare the suffering and loss caused by hatred, intolerance, and arrogance.

The works in this show explore similar themes, but on a different scale. Here, Johannes offers drawings, primarily in black and white, that are smaller and more personal—but no less expressive and impassioned—and his presence is felt in each forceful stroke. We sense not only the power of their messages, but also the intensity of the artistic and spiritual force that created them. In this way, Johannes exploits the power of drawing as a medium. As he explains: “The pencil gives way to a powerful freedom of expression, which expresses the traces of each movement of the hand. With longing, I dream that this sense of freedom is able to reach those who feel trapped and anxious in a world without freedom.” That dream is realized through the purity and immediacy of the black and white drawings that evoke both the struggles and hopes of life in an often troubled age.

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.

JM Gallery

1722 Routh Street
Suite 106

Dallas, Tx 75201


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TVAA’s 2017 New Members Show

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January  9 – 31, 2017


The “2017 New Members Show” features artists who joined the Texas Visual Arts Association during 2016. Participating artists include Cindy Avroch, Vidisha Bajpai, Henry Biber, Roman DeLaCruz, Curtis Frederick, Cricket Griffin, Leah Lawless-Smith, Thalia Meza, Sandra Mucha, Kalyani Rajhans, Ginger Shanholt, and Karen Shields-Smith.

Please join the artists at a reception on Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 2 pm to 4 pm. The show runs through January 31, 2017. TVAA Downtown Gallery, Plaza of the Americas, Suite G207, 700 N Pearl Street, Dallas 75201. Free and open to the public.



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Platinum At Gallery 3 – opening Jan. 12


Come join us Thursday, January 12th, 2017 for the Platinum group art show at Gallery 3 in the Bishop Arts District.

Vincent Coppolino, Vidisha Bajpai, Robbie Conover, Treena Muir, Justin Muir, Jamaal Dubose, Patrick Crowe, Dustin Walker, Lara Lenhoff, Sierra Barnes, Martin Rosenberg, and many more artists kicking off Gallery 3 2017 year of art exhibits.

Where: Gallery 3 1319 W Davis St, 75208

When : January 12, 2017 at 7pm

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Lakewood Conservatory Winter Art Gallery & Kid’s Art Contetst – Reception Jan. 26


Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts Celebrates One-year Anniversary.

 Kicks Off Winter Art Gallery to Inspire Creative Competition in Kids.

WHAT:  Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts (LCFA) celebrates a one-year anniversary in January 2017 by kicking off their winter art gallery and kid’s art competition. The Gaston Avenue studios will unveil and feature the works of local artist Walter Soza on January 26th during their kick-off reception. Soza will be present to discuss his vast collection of pieces which spotlight Dallas, Fort Worth landmarks including many beloved East Dallas sites. During the evening Soza will unveil his oil rendition of the Lakewood Theater. Guest will have the first look at this one and only rendition of the iconic property.

The kick-off occasion will offer an art activity room where kids can begin their competition creations. The occasion also offers live musical performances by LCFA and PCSOM student musicians and pianist and LCFA co-founder Eva Brandys who released her first CD in fall of 2016. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and kid friendly treats will be served.

The winter art competition challenges ages 3-14 to reproduce Walter Soza’s Lakewood Theater (pictured below). Participants are encouraged to present free interpretation reproductions. Completed reproductions can be submitted to Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts at the kick-off event and through March 31st, during open hours. Submitted artwork will be on display at the conservatory through May 1st, 2017.

Soza’s Lakewood Theater will be on display in the front window of Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts from January 26th- May 31st. Competition participants can view or study this piece for their reproduction efforts anytime during opening hours of LCFA and via the LCFA website. Two winners will be announced in each age category. Walter Soza will judge the best reproduction. A facebook campaign beginning April 3rd and ending April 31st will reveal a popular vote. Winners will receive a copy of Walter Soza’s Lakewood Theater, a collection of professional art supplies and LCFA co-founder Eva Brandys’ CD of original piano compositions. Winners will also have their work displayed in the LCFA art gallery. There is no fee to attend the kick-off reception or to compete.


WHO: Artist Walter Soza, LCFA co-founder and artist Ewa Korzeniowska, LCFA co-founder and PCSOM founder, performer and pianist Eva Brandys.

WHERE: Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts—the only fine arts program to offer music, art and dance curriculums to all ages in Dallas. Lakeview Village; 7328 Gaston Avenue, Ste. 130, Dallas, Texas 75214; 214.843.2060. At the intersection of Gaston Avenue and Garland Road by Cane Rosso.

WHEN: Kick-off reception is January 26th, 2017; 5:30 pm-7:30 pm. Art competition submissions accepted through March 31st; facebook voting campaign runs April 3rd through April 31st. Winners announced on Facebook May 1st, 2017.

WHY: Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts mission is to support, showcase and encourage local artistic talent. In addition to their art, music and dance curriculum they offer artists of many genres and ages the opportunity to showcase their work. The white walls of their Lakewood conservatory make an apropos backdrop to spotlight the artwork of local artist Walter in which they hope to further his success. Furthermore, through the winter art competition LCFA hopes to spark and reward the artistic interest of those in their early development years.




Media Contact:


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Opening Reception for The Visual Arts Society of Texas’ 11th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition


You are invited to the Opening Reception for the 11th Annual Visual Arts Society of Texas’ 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition
on January 13, 2017, from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Gough Gallery, in the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX, 76201

The 125-Mile Exhibition was initiated in 2006 to establish a regional high quality juried art exhibition for artists living within a 125-mile radius of Denton, Texas to compete and show their work at the Gough Gallery in the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory, Denton, TX 76201.

Featured artists:
Carrie Adamson-Riefler, Sanger, TX
Ernie Benton, Justin, TX
Deborah Boschert, Lewisville, TX
Susan K. Boyle, Denton, TX
Eilene Carver, Flower Mound, TX
Gillian Chapura, Denton, TX
Susan Paulson Clark, Dallas, TX
Noriko DeWitt, McKinney, TX
Audrey Dreimiller, Denton, TX
Kathy Elliot, Garland, TX
Julie England, Dallas, TX
Mindy Faubion, Denton, TX
Curtis Frederick, Rockwall, TX
Mary Golden-Musick, Paris, TX
Lin Hampton, Denton, TX
Amy Jenkins, Saginaw, TX
Navneeta Khemka, Flower Mound, TX
Sudeep Kumar, Farmers Branch, TX
Tonya, Littmann, Denton, TX
Arianna Morales, Denton, TX
Teri Muse, Argyle, TX
Heather Pregger, Fort Worth, TX
Alfredo Santesteban, Lewisville, TX
Kimberly Schaefer, Denton, TX
Robert, Sparks, Denton, TX
Krispen Spencer, Denton, TX
Gary Uribe, Fort Worth, TX
Jo Williams, Denton, TX
R’Lene Winters, Flower Mound, TX
Deanna Wood, Denton, TX

About the Jurors:
Linda Ridgway (born 1947 in Jeffersonville, Indiana) creates poetic bronze wall reliefs that convey both autobiographical and cultural imagery. Although educated as a printmaker, Ridgway continues to experiment with the limits of various media to create work that remains intimate regardless of scale. Ridgway’s bronzes emerge from a two-dimensional template to become new spatial objects that elucidate the artist’s personal experiences.

Linda Ridgway received an M.F.A. from Tulane University, and a B.F.A. from the Louisville School of Art. She has participated in various solo and group exhibitions including Linda Ridgway: A Survey, Poetics of Form at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas and the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas in 1997-98; and One Hundred Years: The Permanent Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas in 2002.
John Alexander Taylor received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Dallas. He has exhibited throughout Texas and the United States. Taylor is Adjunct Professor in printmaking at Cedar Valley College, and has taught at Southeast Tarrant College, Southern Methodist University, and others in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He was a member of 500X Gallery and currently exhibits at RO2 Gallery. He served as a representative of the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas, where he moderated a panel discussion on the future of printmaking in the DFW area.
Taylor’s work incorporates the style of large vinyl murals, prints, and photography. It reflects his many interests in urban landscape at the turn of the 20th century – architecture that is constructed and arranged with modern elements. He creates large wall murals using commercial materials such as vinyl, wood, paint, and illumination. By demonstrating his love of teaching and the joy of making his own art, he pushes students to find their own artistic voice and take on the challenge of being an artist.

The exhibition is on display from January 13 – February 25, 2017

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am – 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed

Teri Muse, Exhibition Chair
Deanna Wood, Vice President of Exhibitions

Visual Arts Society of Texas
PO Box 1281
Denton, TX 76202

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Group Nine: Collaborative Works opens Jan. 14 at Haley-Henman


Group Nine:  Collaborative Works

Nine Artists who collaborate to explore the freedom of extemporaneous art making:  Patti Akkesson, Lynn Bassler, Merrilyn Duzy, Myra Gantman, Dona Geib, Midge Lynn, Barbara Nathanson, Anita Segalman, Norma Jean Squires

January 12 – February 4, 2017

Opening Reception:  Saturday, January 14, 5-8 pm
Haley-Henman Gallery
422 Singleton Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75212 

A conversation with some of the Group Nine members will be held at 7 pm during the opening reception

DALLAS, Texas (December 12, 2016)–Haley-Henman Gallery proudly announces the exhibition of collaborative works by Group Nine, a group of nine artists who have been working in monthly studio sessions of interdependent creativity.  The opening reception on Saturday, January 12, from 5-8 pm will feature an artist conversation at 7 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Their collaboration formed out of informal networking sessions among friends in 1995.  They mounted their first exhibition, Group Nine:  Power in Collaboration, at the California State University, Northridge, in 1998, and since then, have consistently exhibited their works. Haley-Henman welcomes the opportunity to begin 2017 with an exhibition that spans the years of collaborative work from 1998 to 2007.

Karen Schifman, writing in January 2014 (Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art eNews) says, “Collaboration and community have played a significant role in feminist art practices since its beginnings. An outstanding example is Group Nine…women artists who literally painted together for more than 20 years…Their postmodern model of art challenges notions of authorship as well as the idea of a single artist working in a private workspace.”

Although each artist continues their individual practice of art which is distinctive, with no commonality to each others’ work, when they come together to collaborate, they do so by abandoning the ego of ownership and control, and begin the egalitarian process of negotiation and consensus as the work starts and evolves.  The social experience of creating together gave then a liberated feeling to go beyond their individual parameters of expression.
Image: Group NineNine Figures in Shifting Positions
mixed media on paper, 9 panels 72 x 36 inches each

Haley-Henman celebrates its tenth anniversary

Haley-Henman Gallery at Gallery 422 is located at 422 Singleton Boulevard in the Trinity Groves neighborhood in Dallas.  Free parking is at Singleton and Beeville.  Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, noon to 5 pm and by appointment. Call or text 214-532-3225 or email john@haleyhenman.com for more information and visit the website for weekly updates at www.haleyhenman.com


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Haley-Henman Gallery 214-532-3225

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Art Con Select 2017: Reception Jan. 12 at Kettle Art


Art Con Select 2017: Opening Reception Thursday, January 12, 7:00-10:00pm

Kettle Art proudly presents Art Con Select 2017.This exhibition is one of our annual favorites, marking the third year of collaboration on this project with our long-time friends at Art Conspiracy. The preliminary guidelines for this exhibit are: each artist is chosen from one-hundred-fifty artists based on a single piece created for the much-lauded, annual Art Conspiracy fund raiser the previous Fall; and every artist chosen may not have ever exhibited previously at Kettle Art.

In keeping with these guidelines, this exhibit adheres to the idealism that Kettle was based on, to welcome and promote emerging and mid-career North Texas artists. We are excited to include this new roster of artists, and look forward to kicking off the new year with them.

For more details, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/270323580051292/

Artists for Art Con Select 2017
are: Elizabeth Baca, Jim Campbell, Pamela Danai, Holly Gray, Erika Krivda, Todd Macaulay, Mak, Shoby Modjarrad. Emily Nigma, Eva Semrad, Jiri Semrad, Lauren Shafer, Olivia Themudo, Can Turkyilmaz, and Maggie Turkyilmaz.

Up next: For the Love of Kettle, our official, one and only, annual fun draiser. One night only, Saturday, February 4. Doors open at 7:00pm. All works just $50.

Kettle Art Gallery

Deep in the Art of Ellum
2650-B Main Street
Dallas, TX 75226
Founded in historic Deep Ellum in 2005, Kettle Art Gallery is committed to nurturing emerging and mid-career North Texas visual artists.
Over the years, Kettle has been the recipient of numerous awards and designations including: USA Today’s 10 Best Art Galleries in Dallas; Dallas Observer’s Readers’ Choice for Best Art Gallery, most recently in 2016; and Dallas A-List’s Best Art Gallery. In September 2014, Kettle Art’s founder Frank Campagna was named one of “The Dallas 40”, a list recognizing Dallas citizens who have made a remarkable impact on the city, in celebration of D Magazine’s 40th anniversary.

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Artist Appreciation Happy Hour at The Artists Showplace Gallery Jan. 20


Join us for happy hour on Friday, January 20, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., as we celebrate our local artists, who add so much beauty and diversity to our gallery. Enjoy wine and light refreshments, meet the artists, and browse 12,000 square feet of contemporary and traditional fine art, including original paintings by local, national and international artists, handcrafted jewelry, art glass, and more.

Artists’ Showplace Gallery

Spanish Village Shopping Center, 15615 N Coit Rd #230, Dallas, TX 75248

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