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ART214 Gallery reception at the Bath House Cultural Center on April 8

Exhibition Dates: March 24-April 21, 2018
Reception: Sunday, April 8, 2018 (5-7 PM)

As part of Dallas Arts Month, four cultural centers of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) are hosting a multi-venue juried exhibition to showcase the works of artists who live and work in Dallas and the Greater North Texas region from late March to early June.

Through this exhibition, OCA hopes to discover and develop relationships with new artists, provide opportunities for artists to exhibit their work for the first time ever or for the first time in one of our cultural centers, and cross pollinate artists who have previously exhibited at one cultural center by exhibiting their work at a different center. Another goal of this collaborative project is to draw in new audiences who have never been to (or even heard of) our Cultural Centers and to share audiences who frequent a specific center but have never experienced the others.


Juried by Elizabeth Mellott, Tori Phillips, Jim Burton and Arthur Peña.
All four shows curated by Christina Estrella Riggs


BATH HOUSE CULTURAL CENTER ARTISTS: Cate Baker, Sue Benner, Christopher Bingha, David Blow, Bernard Bortnick, Du Chau, Arfa Chowdhary, Justin Coursey, Vanhue Davis Jr.,  Angelika Ejtel, Reyna Flores, Moriah Garcia, Chunyu Han, Seth Hudson, Benjamine Lester, Sam Marie, Virginia Marsh, Tina Medina, William Messimer, Hannah (Bernadette) Negrete, Kevin Owens, Chancellor Page, Siliva Parra Dela Longa, Paul Pena, Maia Pizarro, Erika Pochybova, Erin Puckett, Steve Quevedo, Fari Rahimi, Katrina Rasmussen, Carol Riedel, Alex Rose, Wendi Ruth, Ernest Scheihagen, Una Scott, Jerry Skibell, Gisela-Heidi Strunck, Juergen Strunck, Jose Vargas, Katerina Verguelis, Marilyn Waligore, Robert Walker, William Webster, Terri Wilder, Matthew Wood, Nicholas Wood, James Yonkman, and Ramon Zozaya.

For information about the ART214 exhibitions at the other OCA venues, please visit www.bathhousemedia.com/art214

Dallas Arts Month, first launched by Mayor Mike Rawlings as Dallas Arts Week in 2013, is a celebration of Dallas arts, held annually in the month of April. Arts Month is designed to build awareness and appreciation for the work of Dallas artists and organizations and foster creative learning and activity throughout the city.

For more information about Dallas Arts Month, visit www.dallasartsmonth.com

The Bath House Cultural Center is a facility of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs

that is dedicated to fostering the growth, development, and quality of multicultural arts. The center emphasizes innovative visual and performing arts, as well as other multidisciplinary events throughout the year.

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Get your tickets for the Dallas Air Fair, coming April 13 – 15

Dallas Art Fair 2018

April 13 – 15


Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM – Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM (CDT) Dallas, TX
Fashion Industry Gallery

General admission:

1 Day Pass – Adult $25.00
1 Day Pass – Senior * $20.00
1 Day Pass – Student *$20.00
3 Day Pass – Adult $50.00
3 Day Pass – Senior * $40.00
3 Day Pass – Student * $40.00

Patron Pass ** $500.00
Preview Gala Ticket *** $300.00


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Creative Arts Center Presents Exhibition at the Moody Performance Hall for Dallas Arts Month

“From Nine to Ninety:  A Retrospective of the Sculpture of Robert Pollock” 
On View from April 2 to June 17
DALLAS – March 28, 2018 

Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) will present an exhibition of 19 contemporary sculptures from sculptor Rob Pollock, a long-time student at CAC, who studied under the school’s founder Octavio Medellin. From Nine to Ninety: A Retrospective of the Sculpture of Robert Pollock will be presented in collaboration with the Moody Performance Hall and opens April 2 in celebration of Dallas Arts Month. The exhibit will be on view through June 17 and there will be a special artist reception on Sunday, June 3 from 3pm to 5pm in honor of the 90-year-old, self-taught sculptor.

According to Diana Pollak, Executive Director of the Creative Arts Center, the exhibit will celebrate the life work of Rob Pollock, who has also donated his collection to CAC. “We wanted to launch this show during Dallas Arts Month, which was started by Mayor Mike Rawlings as Dallas Arts Week in 2013, because it was Mayor Rawlings who dubbed CAC, “a place for the citizen artist” when he came to tour the Center several years ago,” she said. “I can’t think of anyone more deserving of the title as a citizen artist than Rob Pollock.”

Although Pollock does not describe himself as an artist, the nonagenrian has been creating art since he was nine years old. His artistic journey began in Dallas, Texas where as a young boy he worked in copper and pewter, learning to cut, shape with a hammer and soldering pieces, such as ash trays and matchbox covers. In the summer of 1943 while visiting in La Jolla, California, he took a class in linoleum block printing at the La Jolla Museum of Art.

 After graduation from high school in 1945, he attended SMU for one semester, taking a class in clay sculpturing from Stella Lamond. He entered Harvard College in the spring, graduating in 1949. Upon returning to Dallas, he attended classes on Saturdays at the Dallas Museum of Art, taught by Octavio Medellin working first in clay, then wood and stone. After the DMA closed its school, he started taking jewelry-making at the Craft Guild of Dallas, primarily casting gold jewelry.

Upon returning to Dallas after two years in the Navy in 1953, he took up sculpture again at the Creative Arts Center where he has studied ever since under several artists, including Jewel Cline, David Hickman and Art Wells until his retirement from sculpting last year. It was at CAC that he hand-carved his first piece of Italian marble – a piece he obtained from a pile of marble remnants by a local landscape architect. In addition to sculpting at CAC, he spent a month each summer in Pietrasanta, Italy, for the next 20 years. His last visit to his beloved Pietrasanta was in 2011.

David Hickman, who also studied under Medellin, says that Pollock was tremendously influenced by Medellin’s focus on primitive modernism. “Most of Rob’s stone sculpture is done in white Carrara marble and comes from the same quarries near Pietrasanta where Michelangelo obtained his marble,” says Hickman. “Rob does not just carve the marble, he honors it by leaving small sections either untouched or carved so that natural stone contrasts with the polished portions in an organic way like an ammonite fossil.”

The pieces will be for sale once the exhibition ends. Says Diana Pollak, “Four pieces have already sold through word of mouth alone raising significant funds for CAC. Our partnership with the Moody Performance Hall and the Office of Cultural Affairs to showcase this collection will bring a much wider audience to view Rob’s work.”

ABOUT CAC: Not only a visual arts school, CAC is a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, the 52-year-old nonprofit community arts organization is geared to beginning, emerging and working artists. Offering more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, creative writing, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving, CAC also offers free arts programming to underserved and marginalized youth through programs, such as Art as a Second Language, Camp MetalHead, Feasts of Clay & Glass and unseenamerica. CAC recently launched ArtAbility, a program for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.


The Moody Performance Hall, formerly known as the Dallas City Performance Hall, is a City-managed, publicly-funded theater supervised by the Office of Cultural Affairs designed to provide a home in the Dallas Arts District for the City’s emerging and mid-size performing arts and cultural organizations. The design incorporates feedback from 70 Dallas arts organizations likely to perform in the Hall. In keeping with other Arts District venues, the Moody Performance Hall also provides rental space for concerts, theatrical productions, lectures and special events. The building is also home to a permanent installation by artist Octavio Medellin.

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Hunt Slonem: A Spring Affair – Reception & DADA Walk on Sat., March 31

For its Spring season premiere, Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art announces a solo exhibition featuring works by world-renowned artist Hunt Slonem with an opening reception on Saturday, March 31st from 5-8pm. A Spring Affair will feature works from Slonem’s popular series of rabbits, butterflies, and birds and will be on view through May 5th, 2018.

LRFA will also present a lecture moderated by gallery owner, Laura Rathe, as well as a book signing with Slonem on Wednesday, March 28th at 6pm. Co-sponsored by LUXE magazine, the event will be organized by LRFA as part of their Create.Curate.Collect. lecture series. This signing will be for Slonem’s latest book ‘Birds’, which explores his 45 years of painting in his New York studio, which has also become a sanctuary for his beloved flock. RSVP to this lecture and book signing is required.

Having experienced the wilderness of Hawaii and Central America at a young age, Slonem’s passion for vivid color, organic forms, and symbolism from native cultures is deeply rooted inside the artist. The charisma of each of animal encountered by Slonem is captured in form and color in such a way that it allows the portraits to personally interact with its viewer. Slonem’s colorful renderings lie behind each Victorian hand selected frame, where we can experience his bright iconic imagery bring life and humor to any room.

Born in Kittery, Maine, in 1951, New York-based artist Hunt Slonem is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker, well-known for his Neo-Expressionist works featuring butterflies, rabbits, and tropical birds. Considered one of the great colorists of his time, Slonem’s gestural and extraordinarily vibrant portraits of wildlife immortalize and celebrate each species while honoring the exuberance and diversity of life itself.

Slonem is also an accomplished designer, decorator, and restorer of homes. Championed as works of art in their own right, these spaces include not only the artist’s East Village loft and his 30,0000 square-foot Brooklyn studio, but also the two plantation houses he’s restored in Louisiana and Cordts Mansion located in the Hudson River Valley. Slonem’s work on these transcendent and colorful spaces has been featured in House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times.

Slonem studied painting at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Vanderbilt University, and Tulane University. His work has been the focus of over 300 solo exhibitions worldwide and is held in the collections of more than 100 museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.


Submitted by Carly Malm. Email: carly@laurarathe.com

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Fort Works Art Spring Gallery Night

Spring Gallery Night

Reception March 24th, 12 – 9pm
featuring three incredible exhibitions:

Out of Focus: Fabiola Valenzuela and Jesse Hernandez

My Eyes Are Up Here: Kate Stipp and Megan Van Groll

Adam Palmer: The Sentimental Circus

Exhibition runs March 21st through May 5th, 2018

Out of Focus

Artists Jesse Sierra Hernandez and Fabiola Valenzuela will utilize Fort Works Art gallery for an exploration of cultural identity titled Out Of Focus — through mixed medium representations that showcase Latinx roots, sociopolitics, and personal claims of culture. Out Of Focus unique installations and multi-faceted work poses a first generation perspective of displacement.

Jesse Sierra Hernandez, New York Hotel Room                Fabiola Valenzuela, Tu Que Sabes Pocha

My Eyes are Up Here

In the upper gallery, My Eyes Are Up Here showcases figurative artists Kate Stipp and Megan Van Groll. This exhibition will feature artistic revelations about the female experience, and the emotional, psychological, and cultural forces that shape the lives of women.

Kate Stipp, Constance                                                 Megan Van Groll, Crush

Adam Palmer: Sentimental Circus

In the FWA satellite gallery, Adam Palmer will show a series of abstract installations and drawings that are vibrant with fine lines of intentional color titled, The Sentimental Circus. Growing up in the 80’s in the small west Texas town of Monahans, Palmer used MTV, Nickelodeon and HBO as a form of escapism. These sources provide an aesthetic that he tries to portray in his work. In his latest body of work “The Sentimental Circus” Palmer has tried to capture certain periods in his life using the shapes, symbols and colors of that time. Adam Palmer, The Lost Art of Cookie Baking: Insect Olympics


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: Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am6 pm


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Spring Gallery Night at Artspace111

FWADA Spring Gallery Night 2018 at Artspace111
Saturday | March 24, 2018 | 12 – 9pm
Schedule of Events
12pm – Exhibition Opens
5pm – Salsa Limón Food Truck Service
6:30pm – Live Music by Peter More of Oh Whitney and Special Guests

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Opening Reception + Docent Tours: “Tiny’s Family Life, 2003-2005” + “Photography and Social Justice”

Opening Reception + Docent Tours: 
Tiny’s Family Life, 2003-2005 + Photography and Social Justice
Saturday, April 14
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Museum of Street Culture at Encore Park, 1822 Young Street, Dallas, 75201 (The Stewpot)

The Museum of Street Culture at Encore Park, in association with the Mary Ellen Mark Foundation, invites you to the opening of Tiny’s Family Life, 2003-2005, the third installation in the incremental and progressive exhibition Looking for Home: A Yearlong Focus on the Work of Mary Ellen Mark and Photography and Social Justice, featuring artworks by teens, grades 7-12, in The Stewpot’s Junior and Venturing Crews.The opening reception, April 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, will include a free meal and docent-led tours will be available.

Photography and Social Justice was developed as an educational initiative by The Stewpot’s Junior and Venturing Crews and The Museum of Street Culture. The teen’s photographs, to be installed in the windows above The Stewpot parking garage, were created through the collaborative efforts of teens in the Junior and Venturing Crews, who were asked to discuss and reflect on issues and stereotypes of homelessness, ideas of home, and how photography can play a role in social justice.

Tiny’s Family Life, 2003-2005 and Photography and Social Justice will be on view on the street and inside The Stewpot. Beginning April 16, 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 Sister Fund, 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

Submitted by Danielle Naylor. Email: info@museumofstreetculture.org

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theGallery8680 of Frisco presents the works of A.Eilene Carver ‘Targets & other Tangents’

An upcoming exhibit ‘Targets and other Tangents’ at theGallery8680 includes ‘Targets’ and new works from Carver’s new series ‘Shadows’. 8680Gallery is one of Frisco’s oldest art venues, located on Main just east of Preston road.

The opening reception will be held Friday, April 20th from 7-9 pm. This is a come and go event filled with art, food and music.

The paintings address the personal and public impact of gun violence, hoping to stir emotions, spur dialogue, and provoke impactful change towards this complicated dilemma.

The work evokes a powerful response as it resonates with visitors. Below are a couple gallery entries from prior exhibits:

‘I love that you have taken painful events and used your talents to help them grieve and heal.’ -Penni Groves
‘[Carver’s work] is both symbolically communicative and absolutely needed to encourage discussion; art should communicate, provoke and serve as a catalyst for thinking beyond headlines and statistics.’
-David Bearden, contributing writer, Lewisville Texan Journal
Closing Reception: Friday, April 27th 7-9pm


Submitted by A. Eilene Carver. Email: eilenecarver@outlook.com

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ArtSpace Reception: March 20, 6-9pm for Gifts from the Goddess’s Garden

Artist Reception: Tuesday, March 20, 6-9pm
Now Showing at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press: Gifts from the Goddess’s Garden: Liz London & Adina Cicort
March 5-27, 2018 | Reception March 20, 6-9pm

Showing March 5-27, 2018 at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press, Gifts from the Goddess’s Garden: Liz London & Adina Cicort. Join us for the artist reception on Tuesday, March 20 from 6 to 9pm to meet the artists.

Please join Liz in sharing the Goddess’s Gifts with a Crystal Bowl Ceremony March 20, 2018 at 8pm in conjunction with the Artist Reception.10% of proceeds from individual sales go to the Collector’s choice of their favorite nonprofit.

Contact the Artists:
http://lizlondon.com | www.adinacicort.com

ArtSpace hours: MondayFriday, 9am-4:30pm & for the Artist Reception, March 20, 6-9pm

Open to the public, the ArtSpace gallery is located inside the Metropolitan Press building at 1250 Majesty Drive in Dallas. We feature both up-and-coming and established artists on a monthly rotation. To find out more or if you are an artist interested in showing, email artspace@metpressinc.com or contact us through our website, www.metpressinc.com.

Are you an artist in showing at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press in 2018?
Contact us through our website, www.metpressinc.com or email artspace@metpressinc.com.

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Sculpture book launch and signing Mar. 22 – From Rodin to Plensa: Modern Sculpture at the Meadows Museum

Dr. Steven Nash and Laura Wilson
at the Meadows Museum
Thursday, March 22, 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a special double lecture as we launch the publication of From Rodin to Plensa: Modern Sculpture at the Meadows Museum. ­This beautifully designed permanent collection catalogue features new research by Nash about the objects in the Elizabeth Meadows Sculpture collection, along with artistic photographs of the sculptures by Wilson. ­The stunning images Wilson captured for this exceptional book set it apart from a typical catalogue, making it a work of art in its own right. Each will share their experiences working on the project.
Free; reservations required at 214.768.8587.
Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium, Meadows Museum
IMAGE: Marino Marini (Italian, 1901–1980), Horse and Rider (detail), 1951. Bronze. Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Elizabeth Meadows Sculpture Collection, MM.69.01. Photo by Laura Wilson

Following the lecture, we’ll host a reception for the author and photographer in the Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall, where they’ll sign copies of the book. Books can be purchased in the Meadows Museum Shop, pre-purchased by phone while registering, or purchased on the night of the event ($55).



Book Launch March 23 Features Author Dr. Steven Nash and Photographer Laura Wilson


Dallas, TX—March 19, 2018—The Meadows Museum, SMU, announces the publication of From Rodin to Plensa: Modern Sculpture at the Meadows Museum in association with Scala Arts Publishers. Featuring a scholarly essay and catalogue entries by Dr. Steven A. Nash, former director of the Palm Springs Art Museum and founding director of the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, and photographs by noted Dallas photographer Laura Wilson, this is the first publication by the Meadows Museum to exclusively highlight the Museum’s impressive collection of modern sculpture. The book will launch with a double-lecture and book-signing event at 6:00 p.m. on March 22, 2018, during which Nash and Wilson will discuss their contributions to this unique publication. Advance reservations for the event are required at 214-768-8587.


The beautifully designed 176-page volume contains nearly 100 full-color images; Wilson’s photographs make one feel close enough to touch the sculptures, revealing aspects the casual observer might not see such as the marks, imprints and signatures made by the artists. Over 30 historical black-and-white images are also included, giving readers behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of Santiago Calatrava’s Wave (2002) and George Rickey’s Two Open Rectangles Horizontal (1983–1984); details about the 2009 re-design of the plaza; and the installations of selected works. Nash’s research tells for the first time the rich story of this important part of the Meadows’s collection and serves as a fitting tribute to Elizabeth Meadows, the inspiration for Algur Meadows’s original donation of a sculpture garden.


Said Mark A. Roglán, The Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum and Centennial Chair in the Meadows School of the Arts, “It is our hope that, thanks to this volume, people learn more about the artistic richness of modern sculpture at the Meadows Museum and come discover the beauty that these works infuse in our galleries and outside spaces.”


In celebration of the book’s publication, from June 24 through August 5, the Meadows Museum will be exhibiting much of its sculpture collection, including some works that have not been on display for some time, including Pablo Picasso’s Owl (Hibou) (1955) and Face and Owl (Visage et Hibou) (1958); Dynamic Angle (Angulo dinámico) (1976) by Helen Escobedo; and Aeróvoro (c. 1979) by Martín Chirino. Another sculpture that will go on view is a rare, previously unpublished work from John Chamberlain’s Penthouse series, Untitled (1969), which appears in the book as part of an appendix that features modern sculpture highlights from SMU’s University Art Collection.


Books can be purchased in the Meadows Museum Shop, pre-purchased by phone while registering for the event, or purchased on the night of the event ($55).


About the Meadows Museum

The Meadows Museum is the leading U.S. institution focused on the study and presentation of the art of Spain. In 1962, Dallas businessman and philanthropist Algur H. Meadows donated his private collection of Spanish paintings, as well as funds to start a museum, to Southern Methodist University. The Museum opened to the public in 1965, marking the first step in fulfilling Meadows’s vision to create “a small Prado for Texas.”


Today, the Meadows is home to one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain. The collection spans from the 10th to the 21st centuries and includes medieval objects, Renaissance and Baroque sculptures, and major paintings by Golden Age and modern masters. Since 2010 the Museum has been engaged in a multidimensional partnership with the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, which has included the exchange of scholarship, exhibitions, works of art and other resources.

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Dwelling: Paintings by Peter Ligon + Layla Luna opens March 23 at UD’s Haggerty Gallery

Our next exhibition Dwelling: Paintings by Peter Ligon + Layla Luna opens Friday, March 23rd at 5:30 p.m. and will include artist talks on the night.

Peter Ligon and Layla Luna share a common ground by articulating and exploring the architecture of dwelling spaces in their paintings. The results are quite different and yet each artist’s work exhibits a strong sense of place through abstract and observational painting strategies.

For details visit here.

Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas,1845 E. Northgate Dr., Irving, Tx 75062

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Martin Lawrence Galleries Welcomes Renowned Artist Kerry Hallam to its Dallas Gallery

Nation’s Premier Fine Art Network Offers New Original Works at April 14th Show 

Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG) , Dallas is proud to present ‘Kerry Hallam: Master Works and Original Works on Canvas’ at its Dallas gallery, located on level 1 in the Galleria Shopping Center, on April 14th.  The event will showcase brand new work by the renowned Seascape Impressionist, alongside nautical charts and hand-signed limited-edition graphics, at an exclusive reception.

“I have the chance now to savor the never-ending, subtleties of art. When one has time to explore, every brush stroke begins in mystery”. -Kerry Hallam

If the world was a banquet, the paintings of Kerry Hallam would be an invitation to sit at the table and join the feast. For the past half century, Hallam has used his talent as a catalyst that has transported his thousands of collectors to an alluring atmosphere where the simple pleasures of life become simply magnificent, where a lifetime of travels have continually called him to sea.

Kerry Hallam is as refreshing and spirited as the enticing images, bold patterns and captivating compositions he creates.. Born in Northern England, he won a six-year scholarship to London University’s Central College of Art and received formal training under British master painters. Britain’s Royal Society of Artists in Watercolor recognized that talent and included him in their ranks. Hallam was strongly influenced by the fauves and has a noted affinity for the 19th century French Post-Impressionists, Cezanne and Van Gogh.

Enthusiasm is Hallam’s currency, and his art is filled  with timeless, sun-dappled village scenes. Noted for his power to evoke emotion, and his use of opulence of light and distinctive color harmonies, Hallam translates the ordinary into the magical, inviting us to be revitalized by the worlds simple pleasures. His panoramas continue to draw accolades, including a first-place award by the prestigious L’Association Pour le Promotion Artistique Francais. Hallam has been honored throughout his career with innumerable on-man exhibitions around the world and is a mainstay at all nine MLG locations across the country. His work has been featured in newspaper and magazine articles as well as in PBS television specials.

Called “a charming adventurer” by Forbes Magazine, Kerry Hallam has been represented by MLG for over 30 years.  Experienced and first time collectors alike are invited to come and meet the artist in person and become acquainted with the magic of his stunning new collection.

Opening Reception with the Artist

Saturday, April 14, 6-8 PM + RSVP (972 546 -2988 + DALLAS@MARTINLAWRENCE.COM

Martin+Lawrence Galleries + 13350 Dallas Parkway + Galleria Level 1, Dallas, TX

About Martin Lawrence Galleries


Since 1975, Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG), headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut with nine galleries nationwide including New York, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Francisco, Costa Mesa, La Jolla, Maui and online at martinlawrence.com, has assisted and advised collectors in acquiring fine art. (MLG), with its unparalleled collection of treasures, specializes in unique paintings and limited-edition graphics and sculpture by Warhol, Haring, Murakami, Chagall, Picasso and Erté. Over the last 15 years, it has lent nearly 250 artworks by 16 different artists to 32 museums around the world, and proudly publishes works by artists including Kondakova, Hallam, Bertho, Fressinier, Lalonde and Deyber. For more information visit www.martinlawrence.com.


Follow Martin Lawrence Galleries on Twitter (@TwitterMLG), Facebook (@martinlawrencegalleries) and Instagram (@martinlawrencegalleries).


For more Information or an interview and/or gallery tour, contact Katia Graytok: 203.989.2073 kgraytok@martinlawrence.com NOTE: High-resolution images of all artists work represented by Martin Lawrence galleries are available upon request.

About Martin Lawrence Galleries


Since 1975, Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG), headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut with nine galleries nationwide including New York, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Francisco, Costa Mesa, La Jolla, Maui and online at martinlawrence.com, has assisted and advised collectors in acquiring fine art. (MLG), with its unparalleled collection of treasures, specializes in unique paintings and limited-edition graphics and sculpture by Warhol, Haring, Murakami, Chagall, Picasso and Erté. Over the last 15 years, it has lent nearly 250 artworks by 16 different artists to 32 museums around the world, and proudly publishes works by artists including Kondakova, Hallam, Bertho, Fressinier, Lalonde and Deyber. For more information visit www.martinlawrence.com.

Follow Martin Lawrence Galleries on Twitter (@TwitterMLG), Facebook (@martinlawrencegalleries) and Instagram (@martinlawrencegalleries).

For more Information or an interview and/or gallery tour, contact Katia Graytok: 203.989.2073 kgraytok@martinlawrence.com NOTE: High-resolution images of all artists work represented by Martin Lawrence galleries are available upon request.

Image Credits:

Kerry Hallam, Early Departure, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches

Kerry Hallam, Italian Sunset, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 48 inches

Kerry Hallam, Galveston to the Rio Grande, acrylic on nautical chart, 41 x 34.5 inches

Submitted by Katia Graytok. Email: kgraytok@martinlawrence.com

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The Fort Worth Woman’s Club Art Department 54th Annual Art Show

The Fort Worth Woman’s Club Art Department is thrilled to announce the 54th Annual Art Show, and commemoration of 95 Years of their organization. This exhibition features art from various medium from over 20 active Woman’s Club Art Department members. The art show offers a wonderful opportunity to see the variety and creativity of female artists of Fort Worth.

The 54th Annual Art Show will be held at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, April 6 through April 28, 2018. The reception will be held Friday, April 6, 2018, from  6-9 pm.

Featuring: Annette Parks, JoAnn Durham, Rachel Cristol, Darla Hobbs, Marion Lester, Mary Ann White, Suzanne McNeill-Sparks, Charlene Baker, Jane Barnard, Mildred Hogan, Sunnie LeBlanc, Barbara Strasser, Carol Williard, Marilyn Wilson, Suzanne Hemphill, Sherry Clark, Cara Moczulski, Laura Baker, Billie Cochrum, Sheila Hill, and Dottie Vandagriff

Submitted by Jonathan Levy. Email: jlevy@artscouncilfw.org

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José Ignacio Alvarado: Venezuelan Sculptor exhibit opens March 17 at Frisco Fine Art

Frisco Fine Art is excited to bring the work of Venezuelan sculptor José Ignacio Alvarado to North Texas. Please join us for an opening reception and to meet the artist on Saturday, March 17, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Alvarado, an architect and designer, was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1951. Throughout his distinguished career, he has been a university professor, the author of Arquitectura para todos (Architecture for All), a columnist at Diario Los Andes and a critic for Artefacto magazine. He has also taken part in ecological projects for zoos and botanical gardens.

Alvarado creates his sculptures out of metal ribbon, incorporating the space around the sculpture into the piece. The dance of the ribbon in the air creates a flowing figure which, when combined with color, results in a spiritual response from the viewer.

“Throughout my career as an architect, I satisfied people´s need for functionality. However, I have come to understand that mankind also needs to feel spiritual satisfaction, which has to be sought. This search is the focus of my work.”

Alvarado´s artwork has been exhibited in the U.S., Venezuela and Aruba.

Frisco Fine Art

7227 Main Street #400

Frisco, Texas 75034





Submitted by Randy Jacobs. Email: events@friscofineart.com

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Artist’s Show & Reception featuring Nancy Conant March 17 at Giddens Gallery

Giddens Gallery is Pleased to Announce

“All Creatures Great and Small”

by Nancy Conant

Featured Artist’s Reception 
Saturday, Mar 17, 2018
6pm – 9pm

Show dates Mar 15 – 24

Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday
11:00am – 6:00pm

“My inspiration comes from my Heavenly Father. I pour out my love and adoration for Him as I paint. And in that act of worship, I paint what He has made. I have a deep love and respect for His creation – ‘All Things Great and Small’.”

“A Royal Family” by Nancy Conant

Special Note on PARKING

Parking is very limited in front of the Gallery so we suggest you park in the available area behind the Gallery. Off of Main Street, turn West on W Hudgins St to get to the parking lot.
We are in the Visitors Center Building.  The available parking area for the Gallery is in the back and is for “PUBLIC PARKING AFTER 5 PM and SAT & SUN”.  This link will take you to a Google Map; https://goo.gl/6SQBGu

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

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World of Birds reception March 8 in Keller

World of Birds
Renate Grupp & Jeff Stickler, Photographers
Terri & Jedd Ford, Wood Sculptors

Meet the Artists, Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 – 7 to 9 om
Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway; Keller, TX 76248

Submitted by Libby Gergely. Email: publicarts@cityofkeller.com

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JUNTXS: A BORDER ARTS SYMPOSIUM at the Latino Cultural Center

Through March 24, 2018

JUNTXS: A Border Arts Symposium invites new approaches to the politicized yet liminal space of the borderlands through the use of film, comics, printmaking and textiles. Artists Analise Minjarez & Sarita Westrup of Tierra Firme headline the exhibition using craft media and installation art to create portraits about their home on the Texas-Mexico border. JUNTXS also includes contemporary artworks by Teresita de la Torre (Tustin, CA), Caitlin Díaz (Los Angeles, CA), Mustang Jane (Ciudad Juárez, MX), Zeke Peña (El Paso, TX), Kill Joy & Mazatl (Ciudad de México, MX). Exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

Closing Day Schedule of Events
Join us on March 24, 2018 for drop-in art activities, textile workshop, film viewing, mini artist talk, and closing reception with music by Chulita Vinyl Club!

11 am-1 pm: DIY Printmaking with Zeke Peña – FREE DROP IN
12-4 pm:  Electric Bean: E-Textiles + Natural Dyes with Mustang Jane – FREE *REGISTER ONLINE
1-2 pm: Film Viewing of QUIEN BIEN AMA NUNCA OLVIDA  +  Q & A with Caitlin Diaz – FREE
2-4 pm: Zine Making with Teresita de la Torre – FREE DROP IN
5-8 pm: Closing Reception featuring artist talk and Chulita Vinyl Club

For more information and to register, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1924959397814459/. 

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Opening at OC3: DISCIPLINED on March 3rd; Grey Space: ¡Viva La Mujer! March 9th

March 3rd – March 30th

Reception: Saturday, March 3, 2018
5:30pm – 8:00pm

Oak Cliff Cultural Center proudly presents to you DISCIPLINED, featuring Daniel Yanez (DYI), AZNmike, Raymon Butler, Robert S. Garza. DISCIPLINED opens March 3rd – March 30th. An artist reception will be March 3rd, from 5:30pm – 8:00pm. The exhibit and reception are both FREE and open to the public.

About the Exhibit & Artists
Four local artists of different ethnicities and backgrounds from the Dallas area come together to invite people to have an experience that is both individual and unique, yet shared and similar to every viewer. This is the metaphor we are using as the overall message of how our life experiences are separate and different, yet we still understand the lessons and meanings learned and can share them with one another. The plan to accomplish this is by creating a literal timeline from birth to death, allowing the viewer to navigate chronologically forward or backwards at their leisure for understanding. Each artist use their own style of art to portray an era of life that is vital to personal identity, and how they are interconnected with each other.

The word “Disciplined” befits our struggles during life and how much better we become because of them. It is the form of how life has structured us and how we have transformed ourselves, learning from each previous era of life that creates a solid understanding that is taken to the next. The artists each have their own individual experiences that they express with their pieces, which both relate to how they perceive life and connect to the other artists’ pieces as the narrative progresses. Raymond’s work depicts his childhood and the longing for the happier times he enjoyed watching cartoons and playing with friends in the housing complex he grew up in. Robert’s pieces represent the trials of growing into adulthood from adolescence, and finding one’s place in life despite all the chaos of societal expectations and norm. Daniel expresses in his pieces the point in life where one has some understanding of the desired path in life and what obstacles lie in the way of personal growth, such as politics and religion, as well as realizing the truths behind life’s veils and illusions. Azn’s work depicts his understanding of mortality and what lies after death, and reflects on all the experiences that lead up to that point that provide clarity for the questions in life; experiences that answer the “why” only after meditation. The use of black and white in these pieces represents the moments in our life that affect our perspectives, and the pink represents the significance of those moments and our connection through them.

This show is the unified vision that exemplifies the idea that despite all different experiences, people can come together to share their thoughts and perspectives and move forward together.

Grey Space: ¡Viva La Mujer!
March 9, 2018 

Join De Colores Collective for the first GREY SPACE Pop-Up Art Show of 2018,  iViva La Mujer! Stop by the Oak Cliff Cultural Center for an exhibition that focuses on celebrating womanhood and femininity. This show will include work by various artists in different mediums.

About De Colores Collective:
De Colores Collective was launched to provide a multi-faceted platform where inclusivity, expression, conversation, and engagement take place. The platform includes an Art Show, Podcast, and a Party that unites the community at-large through several different outlets. Be sure to follow us at @decoloresco!

This event is family friendly, free, and open to the public.

223 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, Tx 75208

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“Belladonnas” opens Thursday, March 1st

2650 Main Street
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Kettle Art Gallery
2650-B Main Street
Dallas, TX 75226

Hours of operation
Thursday & Friday, 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, 12-7 p.m.

Gallery owner
Frank Campagna

Web: www.kettleart.com
Email: info@kettleart.com

Kettle Art proudly presents “Belladonnas”, a women’s collective exhibit showcasing the talent of local and diverse Dallas artists who exhibit strength, grace, and optimism in the community. In celebration of National Women’s History Month, this exhibit exemplifies the persistence, acceptance, and beauty of being a woman.

Opening Reception, Thursday, March 1st from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

This exhibit runs through Sunday, April 8th.
A special sneak peek begins Thursday, February 22nd at 6:00pm.


ERIN CURRY displays the underlying beauty and marvelousness of the world.

MINJI KANG-WATROUS shares her customary Korean influences, highlighting the beauty in her culture.

DANI KENT depicts images of femininity, resilience, and growth.

JAMIE WALTERS provides hope and gratitude for a woman’s journey through life.


ERIN CURRY: “Starting off as a biologist, I knew my affinity for the natural world was something I needed to pursue. While working for the Dallas Zoo, I discovered that I was to be a biologist turned artist. I picked up drawing about 4 years ago, and now I am showing my work all over the country.

Using NanoLiner ink pens, I draw my unique cubist characters onto handmade wood panels as well as Bristol media paper, which I then elevate into shadowboxes. The subject matter is inspired not only by my biology background, but for my love of anything oddly beautiful. I want my work to inspire and bring attention to the underlying beauty and marvelousness of the world around us!”

MINJI KANG-WATROUS: Minji is a Korean-born artist, currently living in the Dallas area. She is a self-taught artist who has been creating art for the last 15 years. Her work is a modern take on the traditional arts that have been passed down from her mother, who is an established Korean artist. Minji incorporates hanji (traditional Korean paper), as well as multimedia elements in her works, focusing on nature. From series to series, her works evolve. Previous works include a juxtaposition of nature to architecture, and the beauty of nature with contrast in finish.

For years, Minji has created art to assist and raise funds for numerous art auctions and fundraisers. Her work is known throughout the Dallas art community by her signature detailed floral, geometric, and abstract designs on board. The simplicity of her compositions inevitably draws the viewer closer for a more appreciated visual balance, which she perfects through depth and perspective.

DANI KENT: Dani Kent specializes in realistic, yet whimsical, watercolor paintings. She is a practicing artist and local art educator, born and raised in DFW. Her artwork depicts images of femininity, resilience, and growth arising from the exploration of those themes in her life and in the lives of those around her.

It is through her love of family, and in the service of education, that her art is shaped. Her work investigates themes of motherhood, and the dichotomy of femininity. There is a pervasive wonder in Dani’s watercolor paintings as she investigates the play between the subtleties of building gradual color fields to bold contrasting values. She exhibits a love for the fluidity of her medium to achieve a steadiness between hard and soft. Conceptually, her work focuses on the contrast and struggle between tough and gentle, resilience and beauty, and a womanly balance between power and grace.

JAMIE WALTERS: Jamie’s work represents the bright, beautiful light at the end of the tunnel. If you’re struggling through life, the vibrant colors give you hope. If you’re “living in the light,” the art is a daily reminder of gratitude.

The striking colors, flow of the brush, and elegant use of the pallet knife make Jamie’s work unique. Her signature style completes each piece with a resin technique.

“The most exhilarating feeling is finding a piece of art you connect with and love. It might not be the largest and most pristine piece in the show, but you have an undeniable connection to it.”

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Art7 Small Works Show reception March 3

Art7 Small Works Show

EXHIBITION DATES: March 3 – March 31, 2018

RECEPTION: Saturday, March 3, 2018 6-8pm  https://www.facebook.com/events/413004882457055/

FWCAC and Art 7 Gallery are proud to present a SMALL WORKS SHOW. Open call to all artists over the age of 18 in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas, and open to all mediums with no theme, finished work may be no larger than 15 inches including framing.

For more information, please visit, https://fortworthcommunityartscenter.submittable.com/submit/104468/art7-small-works-show.


CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to:

Karen Fulton, Art 7 Gallery Manager

2831 W 7th St

Fort Worth, TX 76107


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Gisa Elwazir at Open Studio 516 – Reception March 3

Gisa Elwazir
Song of the Fallen 1, 2018
Decalcomania, gouache, ink on paper
42 x 26 inches


Gisa Elwazir
March 1-24, 2018

Haley-Henman at Open Studio 516
516 Fabrication Street
Dallas, Texas 75212

Reception: Saturday, March 3, 5-8 pm
Conversation: Saturday, March 10 at 3 pm

Haley-Henman proudly announces Gisa Elwazir’s newest series of paintings titled, Facades. These paintings are part of her continuing collection of organic abstractions. The artist will receive visitors at Open Studio 516 on Saturday, March 3 from 5-8 pm. An artist conversation will be on Saturday, March 10 at 3 pm. Other visits may be arranged by calling or texting Haley-Henman at 214-532-3225.

Gisa Elwazir says, “The title Facades is drumming up the Trump era by questioning Fake News, Human Rights Survival, the means of being Evangelical, the further Denigrating of Politicians and Women Rights issues. It is befitting the title by way of interpreting Facade, which means ‘Face’ meaning of the front or face of a building, but alternatively Facade can also be connected to Fake, which would mean something superficial or a misinterpretation that is used to conceal something. It shouts out: Appearance, Show, How it looks! But Facade is more than meets the eye.”

Visits by appointment, please call or text 214-532-3225

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Women of Ro2 Opens NEXT Saturday, March 3!

Image: Cuyler Etheredge, Let it Snow, 2017

Opening Reception: Women of Ro2

OPENING: Saturday, March 3, 7-10pm
Ro2 Art Downtown Pop-Up
1508 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Best parking at Neiman Marcus Garage – 1600 Commerce

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IAA Members & Friends Exhibit – Reception March 11

February 25 – March 30, 2018
You are invited to the reception at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts on Sunday, March 11 from 2-4pm. Address: 1975 Puritan, Irving 75061. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.
Thanks to all of the IAA members and friends who have graciously agreed to share their art and help out a friend who had to cancel his exhibit. We have an amazing quick response and quite a range of types of art.
There were 20 artists submitting over 45 (counting rocks) pieces of artwork:
Alvi Dalal, Steve Danner, Patsi Davila, Ankita Dwivedi, Sharon Giles, John Hunter, John P. Irizarry, Robyn Jorde, Jane Kahler, Jean Knauber, Todd Lindstrom, Brenda Mattioli, Susan Murray, Madhu Prabhu, Rebecca Prince, Gwen Revino, Ann Rowley, Alfredo Santestaban, Linda Wood Shotwell, and Helen Siksek.

Helen Siksek with her 9-piece painting “Back Yard”

Jean Knauber “Y” and “Square Root”

Lisa Cardenas “Safe Haven”

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[Art Exhibition] Buffer Zone by Madeline Irvine opening July 6

In her art, Madeline Irvine concentrates on the beauty of the natural world. Irvine’s large salt crystal installations in Buffer Zones focus on the giant kelp forests beneath the ocean surface and the waves they help moderate. Along with coral reefs, kelp and mangrove are essential buffers between the enormity and power of the ocean and the essential fragility of the coast. Yet, the nature is endangered on many levels caused by global warming. Through her installation, Irvine hopes to raise awareness for environmental issues and contribute to the preservation of the world.

Buffer Zones by Madeline Irvine will be on view at Fort Worth Community Arts Center July 6 through July 27, 2018. The opening reception is July 6, 2018; 6-9pm. For more information about this exhibition, please visit: http://www.fwcac.com/?exhibition_detail/5753

Submitted by Jonathan Levy. Email: jlevy@artscouncilfw.org

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LAYNE JOHNSON: “CHASING THE LIGHT” SOLO SHOW reception March 1 & demo March 3


March brings landscape artist Layne Johnson to the gallery with his solo show and demonstration. Dutch Art Gallery will host a Meet the Artist reception during our March First Thursday Event as well as a demonstration by the artist that Saturday. You can get to know Layne a little better by reading our Artist Spotlight article, but be sure to come by the gallery to meet him and see his work in person, including new pieces. Solo Show on view through March 31st.
A very focused and driven artist, Layne set his sights on making art his career early in life and squarely hit the bullseye. You’ll find him painting on nearly a daily basis though he does “try to take weekends off”. Inspired by the painters of the Hudson River School, Layne’s work is described as a blend of Luminism, Classical Realism with the added touch of American Impressionism. Having transitioned from an earlier hyper-realistic style, his looser painting technique is still quite detailed and depicts light in the landscape skillfully. His primary goal is to capture the beauty and serenity of a particular location to create a “sense of place” and an emotional connection to it. He wants the viewer to be reminded to slow down, take a breath and appreciate the beauty that’s right in front of them.

Thursday, March 1st 6-8pm
Enjoy free BBQ, talk to the artist and see new pieces.

Saturday, March 3rd | 10am – 4pm

Celebrating over 50 years of providing custom framing tailored to fit your specific needs and showcasing original art from local to worldwide artists. Stop in to see monthly events and our two annual national juried art shows.

Our 7,000 square foot showroom is conveniently located in Lake Highlands at 10233 E. Northwest Hwy #420, Dallas, TX 75238. We feature an array of original oil, mixed media, limited edition prints and a growing private collection. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30am to 5:00pm. http://dutchartgallery.net

Submitted by Rebecca Zook. Email: Rebecca@dutchartgallery.net

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Intuitive Evolution opens at the Blue House Too – Reception March 1

I am pleased to announce the opening of a showing of my work in a collaborative show with Christine Smith-Atkins at the Blue House Too Gallery in Allen. I kicks off March 1 with a reception at the gallery from 6-8pm.

Flyer: Press Release Intuitive Evolution 3.18 For more information see:


Intuitive Evolution: A Journey Through Process & Discovery
Christine Smith-Atkins  and Ron Stephens
Exhibit Dates: Friday, March 2nd through Sunday, March 25th, 2018
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri: 5 pm – 9 pm, Saturday: 1 pm – 9 pm, Sunday: 1 pm – 6 pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1st, 6 pm – 8 pm
All events are open to the public. Free admission!

Chihuly by Christine Smith-Atkins

Equilibrium by Ron Stephens

Submitted by Ron Stephens. Email: ron@stephens.me

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TAG 2018 Spring Members’ Show reception March 5

The next Trinity Arts Guild meeting will be on Monday, March 5, 2018. $1500 in awards for the Spring Member’s Show will be announcedat the Reception at 6:30 pm prior to the meeting at 7pm. The show closes on March 6.

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671 (817) 283-1422  www.trinityartsguild.ne

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

Hugh Heaton “Lost in Thought”

Chris Fennell “Viridian Sunset”


Kimmie Hamm “The Piano Building”


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[Art Exhibition] Kindling

In his works, Brandon Pederson is re-enforcing the “hands-on” experience as a craftsman, by exploring the materials through creating different textures with various techniques. Focusing on the process of making rather than the concept behind his art, Pederson is constantly searching for innovative and invigorating ways to experiment with his medium.

Kindling by Brandon Pederson will be on view at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, March 2 – March 28, 2018. The artist will hold a closing reception on March 24, 2018, from 6-9pm, during Spring Gallery Night. Fort Worth Community Arts Center is located at 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76104. Gallery hours 9-5pm, Monday – Saturday.

Submitted by Jonathan Levy. Email: jlevy@artscouncilfw.org

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Jody Martin Solo Exhibit explores the dreams of small town Texas

Jody Martin Solo Exhibit:

March 6 – 31, 2018

West Gallery, Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association

RECEPTION Sunday, March 11, 2-4pm

As I travel the highways and back roads of my home state, I’m delighted and inspired by what I see. I get glimpses of people’s dreams in the way they live, what they’re busy doing, and how they choose to go about being Texans. From the yard art they cherish to the rusty old pickups that take them back to the dreams of yesterday, their surroundings hint of their spirit. Their faces reflect hardship and hope, pride and playfulness, duty and dreams. Join me in exploring the dreams of small town Texas!

About the Artist:

Born in Lubbock, Texas, Jody is the daughter of the late Conny Martin, artist, and C.B. Martin, builder, photographer, and watercolorist. Always passionate about art, Jody never doubted that she would become an artist. She received her degree in art at Abilene Christian University, and went on to study painting under Daniel Greene of New York, Emily Guthrie Smith and Ruth Tears of Fort Worth. She values most the education she got from her mother, under whose tutelage, she learned classical drawing and contemporary design.

After college, Jody moved to Dallas and began work as a studio artist, doing primarily commissioned paintings and drawings. She now lives in Carrollton, Texas.

During the ‘90s Jody worked as a muralist and was a member of the Decorative Artisans’ Guild. She worked mostly with interior designers including Rutherford’s Design Studio of Dallas.

Her love of teaching led her to accept an opportunity with the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD where she taught art from 1999 to 2015. She loved helping her students learn to see the world through artists’ eyes, and she was passionate about teaching them to believe in themselves and to create from their hearts. She retired in June of 2015 and is now painting full time.

Jody works in different media, but prefers oils and pastels. Her subject matter varies as she attempts to capture the beauty of a moment or the soul beneath a face!

Current Associations: Pastel Society of America American Impressionist Society American Women Artists Outdoor Painters Society

Publications: Strokes of Genius 10: Inspiring Subjects, book to be published by North Light, November 2018 American Art Collector, February 2018, “Cityscapes Collector Focus” Better Homes and Gardens and Dallas Morning News

Selected Showings: Pastel Society of America Juried Membership Show in New York City, solo and trio exhibits in Lubbock and Irving, Texas.

Awards: She has won numerous awards and her paintings hang in many private collections. In the last year, “Wrapped In Dreams” won Best of Show in the annual juried membership show of the Austin Pastel Society, and Fav15 from th einternational Bold Brush online competition. Her painting “Other Teresa” won first place in the Central Texas Pastel Society Juried Exhibit and “Being Lincoln” was chosen for publication in the Artists Network competition in May.

Instruction: Jody teaches adult and children’s drawing and painting classes. For more information refer to her website: jodymartinstudio.com

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2018 Plano Plein Air Event Reception Feb. 24


The 2018 Plein Air Event
Reception is this weekend
Saturday, February 24
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
ArtCentre of Plano

Last Friday and Saturday, Plano Art Association, in conjunction with The Outdoor Painters Society, Southwest Watercolor Society and ArtCentre of Plano, conducted an exciting two-day plein air event in downtown Plano and nearby areas. The amazing artwork that was created by 40+ painters is now on exhibit at the ArtCentre of Plano through March 24.
You are invited to a special reception for PAA members and others interested in viewing the exhibit.  (Gathering for this reception will replace the regular monthly PAA Members’ meeting.)

Above are photos of some of the artists on location in the Downtown Plano area on Saturday. The Heritage Farmstead was a location favored by the artists on Friday.

Last Friday evening the painters gathered for pizza and wine to witness a watercolor demonstration by Michael Holter…noted member of all three sponsoring organizations.

Last Saturday evening a “wet painting” pre-show was held at the ArtCenter where the paintings were jurored into the month-long exhibit. Cash and merchandise awards were presented to winning entries.

MISSION STATEMENT: The Plano Art Association is dedicated to encouraging the visual arts development of the membership, and inspiring awareness of the visual arts by sharing the joy, passion and beauty within and beyond our Plano community.

PAA is sponsored in part with a grant from the City of Plano.
For more information on wonderful things to do in the City, go to www.plano.gov 

Plano Art Association

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


Paper Cuts Exhibition

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

From the artist:

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

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

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

Light refreshments catered by Sandy’s.

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

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SDCC presents Affirmations opening Feb. 10

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

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

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


Exhibition Dates: February 10 – March 24, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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COLLIN COLLEGE HOSTS Fog. Flame. Spark. Space – solo exhibition by Julie Shipp

THE ARTS gallery will host Fog. Flame. Spark. Space., a solo exhibition by Professor Julie Shipp from February 19 – March 22, 2018.

The exhibition features recent large-format oil paintings that reference natural occurrences in nature that are visually transitional, or things that cannot be permanent. This series is an extension of previous works that address the sublime forces of nature and reflect the temporal “quick flashes” of our time and existence.
Artist Talk on March 1, part of the Art Café series, 12–12:45 PM in THE ARTS gallery.

A reception will be held, free and open to the public, from 4-7 PM Thursday, February 22. The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9 AM-8 PM, Monday-Thursday; 9 AM – 3 PM, Friday-Saturday.

For more information about this or other exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Julie Shipp at 972.516.5070 or jshipp@collin.edu . THE ARTS gallery webpage is www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery .

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

Contact: Julie Shipp, THE ARTS gallery P: 972.516.5070 JShipp@Collin.edu


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