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

You are invited
Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine

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

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

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

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine
624 S Main St
Grapevine, TX 76051

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

Please join us for

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

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

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

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

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The Upstairs Gallery – Annual Christms Show – 12.2.17

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

 a gallery group show

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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Linda McCarley’s Solo Art Exhibit Reception Nov. 29

Wednesday, November 29

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


Forces of Nature

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

environmental changes and natural transformations.

Linda McCarley is Vice President of Plano Art Association.

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Annual Exhibition at the O’Keeke Studio Dec. 2

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

email Juliette: pierodella@yahoo.com

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

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



NOVEMBER 18th – DECEMBER 30th, 2017


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

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

OPENING DATE: December 9, 2017

CLOSING DATE: January 20, 2018

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

ARTIST: Ricardo Paniagua

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

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


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


Ricardo Paniagua

The Green Tree, 2007

Mixed media on canvas

96” x 72”



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A Present Abstract opens Nov. 18 at CYDONIA

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

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

1300 Gendy Street | Fort Worth, TX  76107 USA

Flyer: Illustrated Press Release _ A Present Abstract

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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

(November 14, 2017) Dallas, TX

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

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


Student artists in this year’s exhibition include:

Francisco Gonzales – Digital Media

Alana Henry – Fiber Arts

Star Fraga – Jewelry/ small metals

Ellen Koerber – Fiber Arts

Janet Gamez – Life Drawing

Marshall Byrd – Life drawing/ print making

Jazmine Hartfield – Drawing

Yulisa Buendia – Drawing

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


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


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



“Olive Trees”

Description: fabric with tree prints

Artist: Ellen Koerber

Block print



Description: cartoon character

Artist: Francisco Gonzalez

Digital print on canvas

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

Ways of Looking 
 Thursday, November 30, 2017


5:30 to 8 pm


An Exhibition of New Works by Robert McAn

to Open November 30 at William Campbell Contemporary Art

 FORT WORTH, TEXAS, November 10, 2017

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

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

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




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2017 Paint and Photography Rowlett Reception & Awards Nov. 18

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

Registration form: PaintRowlettFlier

Location: Rowlett Annex Bldg, 3900 Main, Rowlett TX

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

TAKE-DOWN: Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017

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

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

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

Saturday, November 18th

Artist will be in attendance.

1105 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX 75207

RSVP to asher@samuellynne.com

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