Tag: recycled art

Free Basic Classes on Recycled Bottle Flowers (Irving)

The Irving Art Association
offers free basic art classes for adults to get you started in art or in a new medium.

The Free Basics Classes follow a progressive sequence where you will learn basic skills via instructor demo/lecture — exercise —-practice. The series is designed for beginners to a particular art medium. Expect traditional as well as new and nontraditional materials and approaches.

Registration is now open for the Spring 2018 classes

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving. Held on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm. Doors open 6:30 pm.

Supplies:  Basic supplies are provided. Please bring whatever extra supplies you wish to try out. (paint, brushes, paper, etc.). Wear old clothes or bring an apron.

Contact: irvingartassociation@gmail.com OR Workshop Chair Jane Kahler at janekahlerart@gmail.com


Thursday evenings 7-9 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Learn how to create flowers from water bottles with Leticia Garcia

  • May 3, 10 & 17 Recycled Bottle Flowers Instructor Letiticia Garcia

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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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Putting On The Ritz Dec. 30

Please join Your Private Collection Art Gallery in welcoming 2018 and one of their new artists Jeremiah Bova.
His industrial sculptures called JerBotz show a style of elegance and whimsical flare.
It will be an evening celebrating art and the new year with glitz, hors d’oeuvre, and bubbly. Put on your current or retro glitz if you want to go with the theme and more fun.

Submitted by Your Private Collection. Email: yourcollection@att.net

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TVAA’s Book Marks Exhibition entries due June 16

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Book Marks Exhibition

July 1 – 28, 2017

Texas Visual Arts Association

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

Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side) by JUNE 16th

Create something extraordinary and innovative using books by combining techniques in mixed media, collage, sculpting, assemblage and embellishments. Altered books may incorporate various forms of found objects, tins, canvas and other non-traditional surfaces.

About the Curator: VET is a native Texas artist who incorporates environmental recycling awareness through her artwork, commissions, and workshops. In addition to her wide variety of cultural-based and educational arts programs, VET tours nationally and regionally offering programming shares innovative ways to re-think, re-purpose and re-design discarded items.. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Dallas (BA Arts & Performance). VET’s work has been on exhibit throughout the U.S., Canada and Africa; and she is recipient of numerous grants that include The National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and MetLife Foundation Award. Email: artcycletx@gmail.com.

This show is open to TVAA members and non-members. Entry Fee: $5.00 per entry for TVAA members; $10 per entry for non-members. Pay at time of delivery. Do not send in mail.

Jpgs due to curator: June 16
Acceptance Notifications sent: June 20
Deliver work to Gallery: June 30 10 am – 1 pm
Hanging: June 30 1 pm – 4 pm
Gallery opens to public: July 1
Reception: July 16 2 pm – 4 pm
Pick up: July 28 10 am – 1 pm

Prospectus: http://tvaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/July-2017-Book-Marks-Exhibition1.pdf

For any change in delivery or sitting schedule, you must contact Gallery Director@deepapdesignscape@gmail.com

To enter fill out the form at http://tvaa.org/3214/exhibitions/rotating-exhibits-at-tvaa-downtown-gallery/book-marks-july/

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Recycle Art Workshop April 8th with Patsi Davila

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Saturday, April 8th 12 noon – 3:00 pm

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving Tx 75061

Lets recycle outdated or old paper goods into useful items to get a 2nd life outta them. We will be using packaging, calendars, magazines, old books, printed materials, cards and more. Paper beads, matchboxes, envelopes, tags, bows, stationery, paper frames, earring cards and ATC cards are what you will be taking home.

Please sign up but no more than 10 students cause of limited equipment (3 minimum). Cost: Pay Pal, check or cash at $25 for IAA Members / $30 nonmembers. Please bring whatever you have in paper goods to make something more personal. For example birthday and Christmas cards that you’ve been saving.

We will meet from 12 noon-3:00 on April 8th 2017 Jaycee Park 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061 (Home of Irving Art Association)

PS Please contact Patsi for questions patsi1954@sbcglobal.net

No previous experience required. Ages 14 and above  Limited seating. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association. FLYER: Recycle Class

REGISTER & PAY by PayPAL ($25 IAA members / $30 nonmembers) – click here
OR email Patsi at patsi1954@sbcglobal.net. – pay by check or cash

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Lost & Found Show – Upcycled Art Feb. 24 & 25 by Central Arts of Bedford – call for artists


Central Arts of Bedford is proud to announce our 1st annual “LOST & FOUND” show!!!
This is a themed event focusing on upcycled art in all its forms! https://www.facebook.com/events/1599590093389707/

Artists are encouraged to scavage, retreive, repurpose anything and everything ! Fix it up, paint it in your style. Or turn it into something else that’s more fantastic and whimsical than whatever it was in it’s previous life!!!

For details and submissions please follow the links below!

Submissions: If you would like to submit please email either myself Anthony Pham at phamanthony@rocketmail.com or Joshua Santillan at jsantillan13@gmail.com with your intent to show and some examples of your work.

Fees are as follows : it is $10 per piece with no size limits.

Get creative with hot glue, power tools and glitter!!!

Any mashed up mediums are are welcome.

Let’s make something out of nothing people!
And as always,

Many thanks to all those that have inspired me to create this show through their own unique art! You are all the most inventive people I’ve ever known!!!

Opening reception is on Friday February 24th at 7pm to 11pm.

Closing reception in on Saturday February 25th at 7pm to 11pm.

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The Book Forest Installation at the Irving Arts Center


The Book Forest Installation, Irving Arts Center

December 1, 2016January 29, 2017
ARTIST TALK Dec. 10, 1:00pm
Artists VET and Sheila Cunningham join forces to showcase the power of trees and books, contemplating the transitional phases of both. Their installation transforms the Focus Gallery into a forest of altered books that have been folded, manipulated and stacked to mimic trees, plants and ground cover. The exhibit inspires conversation about re-purposing, recycling and conservation.
For more about the artists, see their websites: VET: http://artcycletx.blogspot.com/; Sheila Cunningham: http://sheilacunninghamart.blogspot.com/
Irving Arts Center Focus Gallery, 3333 N. MacArthur, Irving TX 75062 Gallery Admission is FREE
Gallery Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

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Not Monumental opens Oct. 15 at Gray Matters


Three contemporary artists extend the notion of materials, the found object, and the tension between individual authorship and cultural ownership. Josephine Durkin, Stacy Fisher, and Jay Henderson investigate the power of the small object. Oddity and quirkiness characterize the mishmash of diverse materials in these artworks at Gray Matters Gallery in Dallas, Texas.

Not Monumental opens on Oct. 15, 2016 with a reception (6-9 pm.) and runs through Nov. 23, 2016 at Gray Matters Gallery, 113 North Haskell, Dallas, Texas 75226. Gallery hours are: Saturdays 1-4 pm. and by appointment.

Not Monumental is curated by Jimmie Hudson.

Submitted by Vance Wingate. Email: vance.wingate@gmail.com

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Do the Can-Can! Recycled Art Exhibit by Patsy Davila


The art of the can from bling to fine art — see what can be made using beer and soda cans rescued from the trash!

RECEPTION October 16, 2016 2-4pm

Exhibit runs Sept. 25 through Oct. 28, 2016

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75061. Directions. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

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Artcycleclub Giveaway Aug. 20 & 21, Classes and Video


FREE Giveaway FREE

2- Day FREE 4 ALL GIVE AWAY from the artist VET
August 20 & 21
Noon -4 pm 

3309 Elm Street Studio 2W5 , Dallas TX 75226
* FREE ALL THINGS FIBER and NOTIONS – silk, cotton, twill, canvas, chiffon, rayon, scraps, squares, big cuts, small cuts, threads, Velcro, elastic, needles, buttons, zippers, trimming, binding, cords, lace and more…
*FREE ALL THINGS METAL and MAT BOARD – rusty, shiny, smooth, wire, nails, hoops, keys, cans, screws, bolts, ornaments, pots, utensils, tools, clips, pin, miniatures, jewelry findings, foam core, mat boards, mesh, pans, tins, copper, tacks…
* FREE ALL THINGS DRAW and PAINT – Surplus and gently used oil, acrylic, watercolor, tempera, latex, primer, brushes, rollers, palettes, charcoal, chalk, paper, pastels, pencils, ink pens and more …
Call or text  469-300-1550 upon arrival for admission to the bldg.

Fall Classes @ Brookhaven College

Learn how to draw and paint using the principles of each medium. This is a great course with lots of individual attention, group interaction and artist critiques. Beginners to advanced are welcome. Click below for class details onDrawing, Watercolor Painting and  Painting with Oil or Acrylic.

Register Now!


Paint Club

Art lessons to your door

Join the fun and book a Paint Club  event for  exclusive group painting lessons for adults and children. We provide easy instructions and all the supplies you need.
Schedule an appointment today. We make house calls.

 Video: Artcycle Club – How to Make  A Rainstick


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CyberTribe Collection May 7 (Raw:Artists presents TREND)


Come to May 7th RAW Dallas event and see a spectacular new innovative collection of fashions and recycled art! I personally invite you!  Buy tickets here!   http://www.rawartists.org/mistyamberart


Featuring 60+ local indie artists
$20 pre sale, $25 at the door


Submitted by Misty Moore. Email: Mistyamberart@gmail.com

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Journals & Painting JULY – Sparks Studio Art‏

Register now – find complete class descriptions and times at SparksStudioArt.com

Sketch Journals
Friday June 24, 9:30-12:00 – $35
Make a new ‘Open Door Book’  
Make progress in a handmade book of your life. Preserve precious memories. Explore inspiration, where to start, lettering, variations, and materials. I’ve kept sketchbooks for 30 years and can’t wait to share. – most supplies are included. Start anytime!
Plan Ahead: We will bind and add a cover to our books on Friday, August 21.


Suzanne McNeill
is dedicated to hands-on creativity. She  sketchbooks and personal journals. Suzanne constantly experiments and invents. Artist, designer, instructor, author of over thirty books, TV personality as a regular guest on The Carol Duvall Show. She has spent a lifetime inspiring and encouraging people to engage in artistic expression. Over 100 FREE demos availale on YouTube.



Run with Scissors – Play with Paint™ – $35
August 15, Saturday – 9:30 – 12:30
Mark making – exploration of color with Gelatos and cut paper shapes.

Let the fun begin! Add to your  stash of art techniques and build your art collection with experimental designs and processes. Join Cindy as you explore both old and new art media, tools and techniques. You will discover new sparky ways to charge up your creativity. Cindy will bring new materials and tools for you to use.
Basic supplies to bring:   9×12” OR 11×14″ watercolor pad, Scissors, Glue stick, Elmer’s Glue-all, Baby wipes, paper towels , apron, Various size paint brushes
find complete class descriptions and times at SparksStudioArt.com

Cindy Shepard
website: – cindyshepard.com

Mixed Media/Recycle Artist – Cindy is an experimental artist with a focus on innovative recycling, mixed media, and jewelry. She has authored books on Glass Cutting, Stash & Smash books, and ‘The Beauty of Zentangle’.
Sparks Studio Art
Classes and Gallery
509 W. Main Street
Arlington, TX 76010 

To sign up for a class, call Suzanne  817-266-3085


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SHARON ZIGROSSI: demo April 19 on Making Hub Caps Into Artwork


Meeting of Artists ‘Round Texas


SUNDAY, April 19, 2015, 2pm., Rowlett Community Centre, 5300 Main St., Rowlett


Making Hub Caps Into Artwork!

Sharon Zigrossi is an artist who incorporates found objects into her work. Her Blooming Hub Caps are wheel covers and hub caps that have been rescued from the side of the road and given a 2nd life as unique pieces of art. As a lifelong recycler Sharon

repurposes bottlecaps, plastic lids, buttons, corks and other things we often throw away into her works of art.␣

Her company slogan is “Recycling Trash into Flowering Treasures”. As an artist, Sharon has always loved painting flowers and eventually, she turned the found hub caps into beautiful flowers, which in turn also became other types of art objects and she evolved her art. She finds inspiration in her own garden, at work for a landscape design company and as a Dallas County Master Gardener.She has a BS in Design degree from Buffalo State College.␣

Sharon Zigrossi and her Blooming Hub Caps have been featured in the Dallas Morning News, Preston Hollow People and Preston Hollow Advocate newspapers. For more examples of Sharonís work visit: Facebook.com/BloomingHubCaps and etsy.com/bloominghubcaps.␣

We ask everyone to bring a favorite snack to share. Invite your spouse, a relative, a friend, a partner. Guests are always welcome, and if you are not a member yet, we would love for you to join our creative group. For more information, visit the club website at; www.artistsroundtx.org (you can download a membership form), visit the club’s facebook page, or email Terri Blankinship at; terri.blankinship@gmail.com.


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