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Fall 2017 Cottonwood Art Festival call for artists

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Cottonwood Art Festival Fall 2017Richardson, Texas
OPEN DATE: 5/9/2017
DEADLINE: 6/23/2017

Fee (Cottonwood Application Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 10/7/2017 – 10/8/2017

Cottonwood Art Festival is located in Richardson, Texas where artists exhibit their work among towering oaks with lakeside beauty. This award winning event has been ranked one of the best fine art festivals in the nation and continues to uphold its extraordinary reputation as a first rate show. 2017 marks the 48th anniversary for this extraordinary event. Sponsored by The City of Richardson, Cottonwood Art Festival is a showcase for a large variety of fine art and fine craft and provides our patrons with the opportunity to meet and talk with the artist who created the work. Live entertainment, a Friday night gala for the artists and guests, a children’s art area and much more round out this perfect weekend in the park!

http://www.cottonwoodartfestival.com/

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Sarah Rehmer’s 3-day Workshop: Encaustic and Paper intensive, beyond collage!!!

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The Encaustic Center and The Bonny Studio PROUDLY Announce Guest Artist / Instructor
Sarah Rehmer 
for a 3-day Workshop
Encaustic and Paper intensive, beyond collage
Friday, October 13th, Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th, 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm each day
$485.00; Many supplies included including 6 boards and MORE…details below!
Encaustic and Paper, beyond collage Encaustic and paper are an incredibly versatile match. This workshop will begin to explore the possibilities of combining a variety of paper types and weights with encaustic medium and paints, as well as pigment sticks and other materials, to create works with a optical depth and luminosity. We will work with dipped and formed papers to create 3 dimensional elements on the surface of our work from just paper and encaustic without the use of armatures. Encaustic imparts an extra strength to paper that will some times even allow for the work to be hand sewn in areas. We will begin by making a few of our own papers through various processes such as rust printing and ink drawing. Students will be encouraged to also bring a variety of found papers and other materials to include in their work. Students do not need prior experience with encaustic painting, but general art making experience is encouraged.
       
 
Provided supplies:
Encaustic medium and paints
3 12″x12″ encaustic gessoed boards
3 9″x12″ encaustic gessoed boards
Faber-Casell PITT artist pen “big brush” in black
gloves (but please more)
Shared supplies:
tools
paint brushes
papers
walnut and india inks
some pigment sticks (Please bring more if possible or we also have R&F pigment Sticks for sale at 20% off)
small tack irons
a few large tack irons
self healing cutting mat
needles and various thread colors
You are welcome to bring more of these items on your own as well
Students should bring:
x-acto knife and blades
scissors
roll of 1” 3m blue painters tape
an additional roll of shop or Viva paper towels
spray bottle for water
notebook
papers; thin papers that work well with encaustic such as mulberry, kozo and rice paper

 
Sarah Rehmer was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago, where she still resides. In 2003 Rehmer earned her BA in Graphic Design and Photography from Dominican University in River Forest, IL. She found her love for working with pages from old books while auditing a class post-graduation at the university. Rehmer is a FY2012 Illinois Arts Council – Professional Development Grant recipient and her work is held in private collections around the United States and internationally, as well as Institutional and Corporate collections in Illinois and New York. Rehmer teaches classes and workshops around the Midwest at venues such as The John Michael Kohler Arts Center (WI), The Peninsula School of Art (WI) and The Figge Art Museum (IA) and is also a regional workshop instructor for R&F Handmade Paints.
The cost of the workshop is $485.00
Please let me know right away if you would like to join in and I will confirm space availability. Spaces fill up quickly!
A $100.00 non-refundable deposit holds your space.
Balance due: September 1st: $385.00
Cancellation policy:
In the event of cancellation after the September 1st balance payment of $385.00; $375.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. Non-payment of the $385 balance by September 2nd may result in someone form the waiting list taking the space so please be sure to watch for the balance due email announcement and please be in touch if there are any changes. Thank you!
Payment Options:
* via PayPal by logging into paypal and sending your payment to bonny@theencausticcenter.com or please request a paypal invoice from me.

* By check to The Encaustic Center, 580 W Arapaho Rd. #271, Richardson, TX, 75080

* By credit card; call Bonny at 214-405-5993

* By cash at The Bonny Studio or The Encaustic Center, please call or email Bonny to schedule a time: bonny@theencausticcenter.com or 214-405-5993

The Encaustic Center: theencausticcenter.com

580 W.Arapaho Rd. #271
Richardson, TX. 75080

Bonny Leibowitz

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51st Annual RCAS Regional Juried Art Exhibition opens April 26; reception May 14

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April 26 through May 27, 2017
Location: Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082

The Juror for the 51st Regional competition, Hebe Brooks, (also last years Best of Show winner) has choosen 80 artists to show in the exhibition. The show will hang from April 26th thru May 27th. Show Chair is Michael Archer.

The Awards ceremony and reception will be held Sunday, May 14th, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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The Richard Brettell Award in the Arts April 11-13

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The Richard Brettell Award in the Arts at UT Dallas, established in 2016 with an endowment from Mrs. Eugene McDermott, recognizes the essential and fundamental role in the arts in the life of the university. The award honors an artist working in or between any of the broad spectrum of artistic endeavors, including the visual arts, music, literature, performance, and architecture/design.

Given every other year, the award consists of a prize of $150,000 and a week’s residence on the UT Dallas campus and in Dallas, during which the awardee will present a major public lecture and interact in a variety of venues with the students, staff and faculty of UT Dallas and with the larger arts community of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

Prospective awardees will be nominated by the Brettell Award Advisory Committee, composed of international leaders in arts and culture, with the selection of the awardee being made by an Executive Committee composed of university and community leaders.

The concept of the Brettell Award is inspired by the Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT, created by the McDermott Family at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974. The MIT McDermott Award is also made every other year, and it is planned to schedule the two events in alternating years.

Save the Date

Join us for public lectures and a forum that will feature the first recipient of the Brettell Award:

Tuesday, April 11, 4 p.m.
Lecture by the Brettell Award winner
The University of Texas at Dallas

Wednesday, April 12, 5 p.m.
Public forum, followed by reception
Nasher Sculpture Center

Thursday, April 13, 2 p.m.
Lecture by the Brettell Award winner
The University of Texas at Dallas

Details will follow after an official announcement of the awardee in the Dallas Morning News on April 9.

RSVP for events with Pierrette Lacour pierret@utdallas.edu.

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A Priori Painting Exhibition: Jim Lively opening April 22 at Martsolf Lively

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Martsolf Lively Contemporary

521 N. Interurban, Richardson, Texas 75081

presents

A Priori Series of Paintings

by Jim Lively

April 22, 2017 – July 22, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 6 to 9pm

http://www.jimlivelyart.com/home

Fashion designer, Paulette Martsolf and artist, Jim Lively brought their creative talents together to create an innovative concept of merging unique and original fashion with contemporary visual art. The concept gave birth to the endeavor known as “Allie – Coosh Lifestyle” and “Martsolf Lively Contemporary” where fashion gracefully and seamlessly collides with fine art. Previously, Paulette owned Allie-Coosh which featured her own creative fashion for twenty-four years located in Snider Plaza. Due to escalating rent, she decided to renovate the building she owned near downtown Richardson which housed her manufacturing. The renovations resulted in an industrial chic venue which now houses both her manufacturing, a fashion boutique, art gallery and artist studio.

Customed TailoredAs the renovations began to unfold, Jim contemplated as to what might be an appropriate theme for a series of paintings to christen the new venue. After some thought, he kept being drawn back to his days in college where he had the luxury of studying philosophy. Jim was always intrigued by the concept of a priori which may be defined as relating to or denoting reasoning or knowledge that proceeds from theoretical deduction rather than from observation or experience.

The first painting in this series is entitled “Fresh Start” which is an abstract piece that incorporates imaginary asymmetrical shapes into what appear to be wood grain slats. By its title, the painting is not dependent upon past experience but instead is forward looking and intended to be somewhat unique. Several of the pieces in the series such as the whimsically titled “Little Black Dress” embraces the theme of the Allie – Coosh Lifestyle and Martsolf Lively Contemporary of where fashion collides with art.

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Michael O’Keefe Studio: Sculptural Abstraction and Large Scale Drawing Workshops

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Upcoming Classes at The O’Keefe Studio Center

A few spots left for the upcoming Sculptural Abstraction Seminar!
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Above: Bernini, “The Ecstacy of Saint Teresa”

Sculptural Abstraction Seminar

Movement, Gesture, Placement

Instructor: Michael O’Keefe

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017, 1:00-4:00pm

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, 1:00-4:00pm

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, 1:00-4:00pm

Participants will explore using placement and gesture as a means to create dynamic movement in figurative sculpture.  Participants will work from the model, using good observation to model a strong sculpture from observation, AND will work to utilize the abstract concepts of placement andgesture into the making process.  Participants will consider these ideas as a vehicle for symbolic content and as a means to create a dynamic visual experience within their sculpture.

Cost: $185                                                   (includes clay and firing of finished sculpture


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Above: Large Scale Drawing Marathon, Session I from this past spring.  L to R: Dawn Edelman, Katie Harris, Svetlana (model), Nona Walker, Spencer Orenstein, Linda Karns, Marianne Phelps, Byron Smith
Sign up now! Announcing two summer sessions of the Large Scale Drawing Marathon!!

 

Large Scale Drawing Marathon

Instructor: Michael O’Keefe

Session I

Friday, May 19th, 2017, 2:00-5:00pm

Saturday, May 20th, 2017, 9:00-4:00pm

Session II

Friday, July 14th, 2017, 2:00-5:00pm

Saturday, July 15th, 2017, 9:00-4:00pm

Participants will work for 9hrs from the model (1 pose) on a large scale drawing.  Participants will be encouraged to work no smaller then 4’x6’, allowing them to draw the figure at 100%, life size, also allowing participants to develop a complex composition and a well developed drawing vocabulary.  This scale will allow participants to enjoy a physically challenging approach to drawing and the powerful end-point of a large scale work of art.  Participants are also sure to develop a new understanding of the figure after working life size.  Paper and drawing boards will be provided.

Cost: $185

A $90 non-refundable deposit holds your space. Balance ($95) due 2 weeks prior to the start date

Payment options for all classes, workshops and lectures:

We accept cash, credit card or check.  

Checks made payable to “Michael O’Keefe” can be mailed or dropped off in person at:

The O’Keefe Studio Center, 580 W. Arapaho, Suite 290, Richardson, TX 75080

You can call with a credit card: (972) 528 – 0309

580 W. Arapaho Suite 290 Richardson, TX 75080The O’Keefe Studio Center

 

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51st RCAS Regional Exhibition entries due Feb. 28, 2017

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2017 51st Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition

CALL FOR ENTRIES

51st Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition

• To enter VIA Cafe for Artist site, Click Here!

This exhibit is open to all amateur and professional Texas Artists, age 18 and over. Artwork must be original, executed after April 1, 2015 without instructor supervision, must not be copies of art work or photographs by persons other than the artist and must not have been previously accepted in any RCAS Regional Shows. Multiple painting series must be in separate frames only and will be judged individually. Image submission should show the image only, not the frame.

Categories will be Oil/Acrylic on Canvas or Hard Surface, Water Media on Paper, Collage/Mixed Media, and Pastels/Graphics. No sculpture, computer art, photographs, shadow boxes or assemblage. Graphics are limited to charcoals, pen & ink, colored & graphite pencils, crayons, woodcuts, etchings, and hand pulled prints. Artwork which includes nudes, conspicuously religious or blatant political statements will not be accepted. Works which differ substantially from image submitted will be disqualified. RCAS reserves the right to refuse any entry.

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• Download FULL PROSPECTUS HERE!

For additional information contact Show Chair, Michael Archer • 972-974-2660 or email

CALENDAR:

February 28, 2017 Entry Submission Deadline (No Late Entries)
March 27, 2017 Acceptance Notifications Emailed
April 17 – 22, 2017 Shipped entries received at Craters & Freighters
April 24, 2017 Hand-delivered Entries Received at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082
April 26 thru May 27 Exhibition on display.
May 14, 2017 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Awards Reception at Eisemann Center.
May 30, 2017 Pickup of hand delivered
entries.
June 1 – 30, 2017 Shipped art delivered.

 

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Relocation Sale & Coloring Party at Art Is Life Studio Nov. 19

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Hey, this is Jenice. Art Is Life Studio is moving to Yeager Properties of Plano next month and I am having a sale and coloring party from 5-10 p.m. November 19 as a send off. Of course this is very bittersweet. The new co-working location has a lot of possibilities. But this location I have been in for almost 2 years has been a haven. I will still host and co-host events as well as pop-up art openings in this new space. I am really going to miss my Richardson location but see so much potential for the future at Yeager.

I will have art, some furniture and other items for sale. There will be plenty to color and we will have snacks. Please bring cash, if you can. I accept credit cards but will charge for the nominal fee I have to pay to use Square services. I really hope to see you, as this is a come-and-go event. If I tear up, I’m fine. I’m fine!

Donations and kind words for this move are accepted.

Where: Art Is Life Studio 1200 E Collins Blvd Ste 106, Richardson, Texas 75081

When: November 19, 2016 5pm – 10pm

Art Is Life Studio Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/artislifestudio/

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1768260673424401/

THE OTHER STUFF IF YOU WANT TO READ:

You may wonder WHY PLANO? Well some folks were wondering WHY RICHARDSON, too. We live in North Garland, which isn’t far from either location and easily accessed for us. Contrary to what some may believe, I’ve had a lot of support from Plano-area folks and the Plano Chamber of Commerce has been a great part of that. I do recognize and appreciate the people from all over the Metroplex that have made the studio stay alive. There are art communities away from Dallas proper, even though we know Dallas is a huge, vibrant art city

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Spring 2017 Cottonwood Art Festival call for applications

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Cottonwood Art Festival
Spring 2017

DEADLINE: 1/13/2017
More information http://www.cottonwoodartfestival.com/2.html – including a video

Application: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=4948

Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 5/6/2017 – 5/7/2017

Cottonwood Art Festival is located in Richardson, Texas where artists exhibit their work among towering oaks with lakeside beauty.  Cottonwood continues to uphold its extraordinary reputation as a first rate show. 2017 marks the 48th anniversary for this extraordinary event. Sponsored by The City of Richardson, Cottonwood Art Festival is a showcase for a large variety of fine art and fine craft and provides our patrons with the opportunity to meet and talk with the artist who created the work. Live entertainment, a Friday night gala for the artists and guests, a children’s art area and much more round out this perfect weekend in the park for both artist and patrons of the arts.

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BIG Studio Artists / Student Art Show at The Bonny Studio and Encaustic Center

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Saturday, October 29th, 2016
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


*Demos in Encaustic Wax painting by Deanna Wood
*Works of Art in oil, acrylic, charcoal, pencil, mixed media, inks and encaustic paint!
*Food and wine too!
*Come see what we’re all about! Many thanks to all of the wonderful participants:
Alfred Graham, Alice Redding, Anne Turner Beletic, Beth Maultsby, Betty Miller, Blandina Gauglitz, Bonnie Tollefson, Carol Dingman, Carol Fink, Carol Lewis, Charles Keenan, Cheri Hamilton, Clarice Ann Dorst, Debbie Rifkin, Deborah Mushock, Fred Smith, Ginger Cruikshank, Gloria Drumm, Jean Caudle, Jeanne C. Neal, Julia Bonar, Julie Beth Wileman, Kathy Aldridge, Ki Watkins, Linda McCarley, Linda Nutt, Linda Slaughter, Maria Garcia, Marilyn Stokes, Marti Holman, Mary Alice Binion, Mary Cox, Pam Elins, Patricia Allen, Pat Hurst, Patricia McMillan, Patti Weinbrenner, Rachel Rothstein, Ralph Soto, Randall S Box, Renee Pryor, Richard Cox, Richard Miller, Ron Thierbach, Shayema Rahim, Susan Lott, Susan Paulson Clark, Victoria Neary and MORE!
Please join us! The show is open to the public and free of charge.
The studios are next door to one another in The Camelot Shopping Center.
Bonny Leibowitz
The Bonny Studio
www.thebonnystudio.com

580 W. Arapaho Rd. #262
Richardson, TX. 75080
214-405-5993
thebonnystudio@bonnyleibowitz.com
 

The Encaustic Center
www.theencausticcenter.com

580 W.Arapaho Rd. #271
Richardson, TX. 75080
Schedule
Bonny Leibowitz
bonny@theencausticcenter.com
214-405-5993

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Julie England “A Sense of Place” Reception Oct. 7

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Sept. 28 through October 23, 2016

2nd Floor Gallery Hours: 10am to 6pm Monday through Saturday

You are invited to Meet The Artists on Friday, October 7, 2016 , 6-8pm.

This body of work is about nature, it’s affects on us at different points in our life. It shares experiences – how we find solace, hardship or comfort in Nature. Images include plants, trees and landscapes. Landscapes become a sense of place with relative color that produces space.

You can view a preview of the exhibition at:

http://www.julieenglandart.com/a-sense-of-place

Eisemann Performance Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX

www.eisemanncenter.com  972-744-4600

 

 

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Winners of the 2016 SWS 53rd Annual Members Exhibition

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The 53rd Annual Membership Exhibition of the Southwestern Watercolor Society is on exhibit at the Eisemann Center of Richardson August 31 through September 24, 2016. The Reception and Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday, September 18th. Awards totaling almost $12,000 were announced.

Juror was Stan Miller. Show Chair is Bill Johnson and Co-Chair Christine Scott. The complete catalog is online at http://www.swswatercolor.org/xPDFs/2016-SWS-53ShowCatalg.pdf. Reception photos are posted on the SWS website and also on the SWS Facebook page.

Awards:

Naomi Brotherton Best of Show
RAILROAD CROSSING By John Bayalis Watercolor 30″ x 22″

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Edgar Whitney Transparent WC Award
BLUE PLATE SPECIAL PEARS by Mollie Jones

1st Place
BIRDS ON A WIRE by Gail Delger

Hermine Salinger Award
…INTO THE SOLEMNITY OF ITS ORIGINAL SILENCE by Gisa Elwazir

2nd Place
WITHIN BOUNDS II by Denise Athanas

Complete list of awards:

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RCAS Sept. 26 demonstration meeting: Walt Davis, watercolorist

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The Richardson Civic Art Society will be holding the first program meeting of the 2016-2017 Season on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

September’s artist will be Walt Davis, who will be demonstrating watercolor. Walt is a signature member and past president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society. He started painting in watercolor over thirty years ago. He studied with Faith Helen Foust at Eastfield Community College, as well as with Bud Biggs. In addition, he attended workshops with Doug Walton, Louise Cadillac, Carole Barnes, Frank Webb, Mark Mehaffey, Richard Stephens, and noted bird aartist John P. O’Neil.

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Walt Davis taught watercolor, figure drawing, and plein air sketching at Eastfield Community College, Amarillo College, Panhandle Art Center, San Angelo Museum of Art, and in his studio in Commerce. He conducted demonstrations and workshops in Amarillo, Brownsville, Dallas, San Angelo and nine other Texas cities.

Davis believes that pigment dissolved in water and applied to paper, produces more luminous color than any other medium. Watercolor and acrylic are mercurial, sometimes difficult, media: always full of surprises. He constantly weighs the importance of original intent against unexpected opportunities.

For more information about Walt Davis and his work, visit: waltdavisart.com

RCAS meets in the Richardson Public Library basement on third Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm. Visitors may attend meetings at no charge. Anyone is welcome to sign up for membership. Visit www.richardson-arts.org for more information on the RCAS. RCAS is supported in part by the City of Richardson through the Arts Commission.

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Zentangle-Inspired Art Exhibit by Linda Clary

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The Richardson Civic Art Society, along with the Heights Recreation Center in Richardson, hosts a year-round rotating schedule of solo art exhibits featuring award-winning members of RCAS.  Each exhibit lasts four to six weeks.

A new solo art exhibit featuring Zentangle™ Inspired Art by Linda Clary has been installed at the Heights Recreation Center at 411 W Arapaho Rd, Richardson, TX 75080. The Zentangle™ Method is a relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing easy-to-learn structured patterns, called Tangles, within original art outlines called strings. The finished product looks impossibly complex, but anything is possible one stroke at a time. The show will be open to the public from September 1st through October 5th. The recreation center is open at the following times:
MondayFriday: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

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Southwestern Watercolor Society 2016 53rd Members Exhibition

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Southwestern Watercolor Society is pleased to announce it’s 53rd Annual Member Exhibition beginning August 31 through September26, 2016 to be held at the Eisemann Center on the Mezzanine level, accessible by elevator, 2351 Performance Dr. Richardson, TX. Viewing hours are 10:00AM to 6:00PM, Mondays through Saturdays.  The awards ceremony and reception is Sunday, September 18th. from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Eisemann Center.

For more about SWS, see the website: http://swswatercolor.org.

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The exhibition will be a display of paintings by 81 local and national artists in water media (watercolor, acrylic, etc.), selected from 259 that were entered. The selections were made by our Juror, Stan Miller. After the paintings are hung, Stan will view them in person, and select those that will receive special awards and recognition. Artists whose work appears in five approved art exhibitions are awarded the special achievement of “Signature Membership” in SWS, recognized by adding the initials to their signatures on their paintings. Nine SWS members will receive their signature status this year.

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Stan Miller is this year’s juror.  Stan Miller has been a professional painter in watercolor and egg tempera for more than thirty years. He has exhibited his paintings in numerous exhibitions, galleries and museums. A signature member of the American Watercolor Society as well as an AWS award winner, Stan also teaches workshops and classes in Spokane, Washington and all over the US and around the world.

SWS has a long and rich history. The first Society organizational meetings for SWS were held in 1963. The first official meeting was held in January 1964 at N.R. Crozier Tech high school in downtown Dallas. The Society was granted a charter by the State of Texas in May of 1964.

It all started with Edgar Whitney and Naomi Brotherton. Naomi, charter SWS member, studied with Ed Whitney on several of his New England station wagon tours. The first conversation about forming the Society took place at a one of these Ed Whitney classes. It was at an organization meeting in December of 1963. Over 50 people attended the first organizational meeting.

53 years later SWS has grown to over 400 members to be one of the largest and notable watercolor societies in the nation. Each year SWS honors Edgar Whitney with the SWS Membership Show / Edgar A. Whitney Award for Transparent Watercolor and Naomi Brotherton with the “Naomi Brotherton Award, Best of Show” for the top winner, instituted last year. Naomi at 96 still is active in SWS and teaches classes in her Dallas studio. For more information visit our website at www.SWSWatercolor.org or look for us on FaceBook.

–from SWS publicity chair Ron Stephens

Some featured art from 2016:

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Bonny’s Mixed Media Workshop: October 7, 8 & 9

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VERY BIG Mixed Media Workshop!!!

with Bonny (for those of you who have already registered; I have your info, Thank you!)
Friday October 7th, Saturday October 8th and Sunday October 9th 2016 10:00 to 4:00 each day
$425.00 All supplies included….and there are MANY supplies!
A list of items to personalize your work will be forwarded as we get closer to the date.
This process oriented workshop will focus on a variety of techniques and materials which can integrate with one another allowing for a broader and more confident way of approaching your work whether you normally work in acrylic or oil. Participants will come away with a working knowledge of products and their use, a sense of how exploration, experimentation and a way of creating in the NOW to enhance your current practice and become the inspiration for new ideas.
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Here are some GREAT pics from previous BIG Mixed Media workshops:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/theencausticcenter/sets/72157646426348241/

Some materials and techniques we will be utilizing:
Texture – various gel mediums and molding paste on canvas and canvas board with palette knife (also for use on canvas in preparation for oil painting)
Acrylic Paint – palette knife effects, layering, dripping, splashing, thin washes and additive and subtractive approaches
Gouache and Speedball inks – for printing on monotypes
Monotypes – acrylic and watercolor on paper 
Monotypes – encastic
Collage onto canvas– monotypes, various tissue and handmade papers.
Ink and charcoal – spontaneous mark making techniques and washes on mulberry paper Cold Wax – on paper using knives and brayers
Yupo – inks, watercolor and maybe oil painting
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The workshop will include a power point looking at various artist’s work considering their unique approaches to surface treatment, composition, color and line etc.
Additionally, I will be conducting demonstrations throughout the workshop as we engage in each technique. We’ll have a bit of time to share about our new discoveries and experience with these materials as we move along.
AND we will each bring some foods to share for breakfast and lunch. Always fun!
It will be a fantastic experience creating and getting to know one another even better! Thank you for being part of the journey and exploring new ideas! Bonny
Due to the abundance of materials and workspace needed, there is a 12 person limit.
Cost and payment: 
The cost of the workshop is $425.00
Please confirm availability asap as these spaces fill up quickly! Your payment secures your space.
Cancellation policy: In the event of cancellation, $325.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. 
Payment Options:
* Via PayPal  to:  bonnyfineart@aol.com   or please request a paypal invoice from me. 
* By check to The Bonny Studio 580 W Arapaho Rd. #262, Richardson, TX. 75080 
* By credit card by calling Bonny at 214-405-5993
* By  cash at:
The Bonny Studio
580 W. Arapaho #262
Richardson, TX 75080

www.thebonnystudio.com

bonnyfineart@aol.com
214-405-5993
  

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Bonny Leibowitz
The Bonny Studio
580 W. Arapaho Rd. #262
Richardson, TX 75080

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Cottonwood Art Festival May 7 & 8

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The festival is Saturday, May 7, 10 AM to 7 PM, and Sunday, May 8, 10 AM to 5 PM. Cottonwood Park is located at 1321 W. Belt Line Road, one block east of Coit Road in Richardson, TX. Parking and admission are free. The artists’ works are available for purchase, as are food and beverages, and some children’s events require a fee.

Now in its 47th year, the semi-annual Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried show. Jurors have selected over 240 artists from 800 submissions to exhibit their museum-quality work at the festival. The artists compete in 14 categories: 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. Rated as one of the top art festivals in the United States, the prestigious show is the premier fine art event in North Texas.

Cottonwood Art Festival is more than just the art. The festival also features top local bands performing the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk. Check out the courtyard, sit in the shade by the lake, relax and enjoy the music. Spirits are also available in the courtyard.

–from the website http://www.cottonwoodartfestival.com/

Click here for map and directions.
Click here for a map of Cottonwood Park.

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