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Jane Cornish Smith: Cold Wax Workshop Sept. 22

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Jane Cornish Smith’s 1-day Cold Wax Workshop; Cold Wax Creations – Abstracted Landscape!

Only 2 spaces left!

Cold Wax Creations – Abstracted LandscapFriday, Friday, September 22nd, 2017
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The cost is $225.00 which includes MANY supplies (supply and registration info below)

Cold wax is an amazingly fun and versatile medium in which to paint!  Its luscious, buttery consistency combines with oil paint to result in beautiful translucent works of art. Endless possibilities abound utilizing brushes, scrapers, and incising tools to make cold wax paintings that yield dimensional surface textures, layers, vivid color, depth, and a silky patina. The workshop includes basic instruction on composition, color, value and line, as well as a look into the emotive and conceptual aspects of art making.

 

Provided and Suggested Supply list:  

Provided: 

 

Please bring Oil paints – this can be a variety of your favorite colors but be sure to have a good range and plenty of white. Any brand will do.

Please bring some photo references of landscapes, a sketchbook for notes and a lunch.  

 

  • Containers for turp  Provided
  • Paper towels – one roll per person provided but please bring more

Please bring Tape – blue or green, 1- 1.5”

 

About Jane
Originally from Canada, Texas-based artist Jane Cornish Smith’s nomadic childhood, along with her artist mother, fostered an appreciation for creative expression from a young age. Jane produces paintings and sculptural work with diverse materials and subject matter, but has concentrated in recent years on cold wax and encaustic mediums.  She has attended artist residencies at the International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy; Vermont Studio Center; and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and earned BFA, MLA, and MFA degrees. An award-winning artist, her work hangs at the University of Texas at Tyler, Brookhaven College, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery in Wales, the Cancer Support Community of North Texas, and others. She enjoys teaching, and making art from her glass-lined studio in rural Lone Oak, Texas.

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Payment and Registration info:
The cost of the workshop is $225.00
Only 8 spaces available so please let me know right away if you would like to join in and I will confirm space availability. Spaces fill up quickly!
Please pay in full (via the below options) $225 or contact me if you’d like to make another arrangement.

Cancellation policy:
In the event of cancellation, $100.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.

Payment Options (after availability is confirmed:)

* via PayPal by logging into paypal and sending your $210 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 or214-405-5993

Thank you!! Bonny

The Encaustic Center: theencausticcenter.com
580 W.Arapaho Rd. #271
Richardson, TX. 75080
Schedule: http://theencausticcenter.com/schedule.html
Bonny Leibowitz
bonny@theencausticcenter.com
214-405-5993
Deanna Wood
deanna@theencausticcenter.com
972-345-9968
Directions: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=The+Encaustic+Center&hl=en&hq=The+Encaustic+Center&hnear=Denton,+Texas&t=h&z=10

The Bonny Studio Classes: thebonnystudio.com

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

Bonny Leibowitz
www.bonnyleibowitz.com
bonny@bonnyleibowitz.com

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Juliette McCullough Art Workshops at The O’Keefe Studio Center

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

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

Experiencing Tone and Color
Instructor: Juliette McCullough
An amazing workshop for any painter and perfect for those planning to take the Figure Painting Workshop.  Juliette McCullough will lead participants on a creative journey that will offer a thorough and in depth understanding of tone, color, mixing colors, building forms and constructing space with color.
Friday, Sept. 22nd, 2017, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, Sept. 23rd, 2017, 12:30pm -3:30pm
Cost: $185 
(some materials included)
A non-refundable deposit of $90 will hold your spot.  The balance of $95 is due no later then Sept. 1st, 2017
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Figure Painting Workshop
Instructor: Juliette McCullough
Nine hours of working from the model in oils with instruction from one of Dallas’ best figure painters, Juliette McCullough. Develop strategies for constructing figurative forms in space while developing your ability to see clearly when working from observation. Also, develop general strategies for working in oils, mixing colors and constructing compositions.
Friday, October 13th, 2017, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, October 14th, 2017, 12:30pm – 3:30pm 
Sunday, October 15th, 2017, 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Cost: $245
A non-refundable deposit of $100 will hold your spot.  The balance of $145 is due no later then Sept. 15th, 2017

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Richardson Civic Art Society’s Invitation for it’s 52nd Year

ARTISTS & FRIENDS OF THE ARTS

If you are at least 18 years old, you are invited to join the Richardson Civic Art Society

At: www.richardson-arts.org

Flyer: RCAS Members Flyer

Our meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, September through May of each year. Our first monthly meeting for the 2017-2018 fiscal year will be on Tuesday, September 19th at 6:30 pm in the Richardson Public Library, basement conference room at 900 Civic Center Drive, Richardson, TX 75080.

2017-2018 Events

  • October RCAS Membership Show (Open to all RCAS Members)
  • November Altrusa/World Peace Show (Open to all RISD school children)
  • December Young People’s Scholarship Show (Open to RISD high school art students)
  • February Rosemary Cheney Memorial Show (Open to RISD elementary school children)
  • March RCAS Spring Show (Open to RCAS Members and Non-Members)
  • April RCAS Regional Show (Eisemann Center, Open to all North Texas Artists)
  • July RCAS Summer Show and Sale (Open to all RCAS Members)

Membership Benefits

  • Three Juried RCAS art exhibits (with monetary awards) and one non-juried show and sale each year.
  • RCAS meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
  • Enjoy refreshments and compete for the cash “Painting of the Month” award at each meeting.
  • Enjoy free monthly art demonstrations in various styles and mediums at each meeting.
  • Attend workshops offered to RCAS members at discounted prices.
  • Volunteer for a variety of activities including overseeing or assisting at art shows, being our official photographer, board member positions, publicizing RCAS activities, welcoming new members and coordinating refreshments for monthly meetings, to name just a few. Volunteers are the bedrock of our organization and any time or skills you can share will be greatly appreciated.

Funding

  • We are a 501 C3 Non-Profit Organization. We are funded in part by the City of Richardson through the Richardson Cultural Arts Commission and we collect a modest annual membership fee from our members.
  • Business and Individual Sponsors for our Exhibits are welcomed.  We accept Cash Prizes, Gift Certificates, and Sponsors Merchandise in exchange for Free Advertising on our website, Facebook page and in our published materials.

A great selection of Demo Artists have been selected for the 2017 – 2018 Season.

September 2017
Artist: Marie Renfro
October 2017
Artist: Cecy Turner
November 2017
Artist: Pete Quaid
Medium: Oils
December 2017
Artist: Benjamin Vincent
January 2018
Artist: Soon Warren
February 2018
Artist: George A. Jones
March 2018
Artist: Guy Beals
April 2018
Artist: Frank Sowells
May 2018
Artist: Nel Dorn Byrd

 

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Southwestern Watercolor Society 54th Annual Member Exhibition opens August 30th

Southwestern Watercolor Society is pleased to announce it’s 54th Annual Member Exhibition beginning August 30 through September 30, 2017 to be held at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr. Richardson, TX. Viewing hours are 10:00AM to 6:00PM, Mondays through Saturdays.  The awards ceremony and reception is Sunday, September 24th. from 4:00PM to 6:00PM at the Eisemann Center.  Keiko Tanabe is this year’s juror.  

Keiko was born in Kyoto, Japan and currently lives in San Diego, California, U.S.A.  Primarily self-taught, she embarked on a professional art career as a watercolor painter in 2005 after working in international relations and marketing.  Since then, her work has earned many awards and recognitions on national and international level.  Her work appears in private and corporate collections in many countries.  Her work was also featured in numerous art publications including L’Art de l’Aquarelle (France & UK), Practique des Arts (France), Watercolor Artist (US) and Artists & Illustrators (UK).  She is also a sought-after workshop instructor, teaching watercolor courses both in the U.S. and abroad.  She is currently a member of National Watercolor Society (signature), American Watercolor Society,4North American Watercolor Artists and American Impressionist Society. Her website: https://ktanabefineart.com/

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 the influence of Edgar Whitney and Naomi Brotherton. Naomi, charter SWS member, studied with Ed Whitney on several of his New England station wagon tours. Naomi convinced Ed Whitney to stop in Dallas on his way to the west coast on tour. While in Dallas he presented his book, “Watercolor, the How’s and Whys.”

The first conversation about forming the Society took place at a one of these Ed Whitney classes. It was the Whitney class that formed the invitation for an organization meeting in December of 1963. Over 50 people attended the first organizational meeting.

54 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, see the SWS website at https://www.swswatercolor.org/

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Sharon Serrago Fall Classes

 

Sharon Serrago Fall classes: To Register, call 214-636-4271
or email her: sharon@serrago.com

For more information see the website www.serrago.com

 

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Call for Artists – Creativity on Tap

Call for Artists – Creativity on Tap

Creativity on Tap provides a showcase for beer lovers to pay homage to all aspects of the brewing arts. Do hops, grains, malt and pint glasses get your creative juices flowing? How about that fragrance of the hops when you walk into a brewhouse? Maybe it’s the beautiful color as beer flows out of the tap or the beads of condensation on the specialty glass that lovingly cradles a seasonal Belgian or Pilsner?

Whatever inspires you, now’s the time to be part of a great, fun time.

Creativity on Tap is a component of Ricochet17—a daylong, citywide celebration of the arts and creativity in Richardson. All submissions that are accepted for this show will be on exhibit and for sale (if desired) at Four Bullets Brewery on October 21 from noon–6:00pm during Ricochet17. This is open to all North Texas artists over the age of 21.

  • EVENT DATE Saturday, October 21, 2017
  • EXHIBIT TIME Noon — 6:00pm LOCATION Four Bullets Brewery 640 N Interurban St, Richardson, TX 75081
  • ART DROP-OFF Sunday, October 15 from Noon – 5:00pm
  • ENTRY FEE $20 per EACH submission [multiple entries per person accepted if submitted by Aug 18]. After Aug 18 it’s $25 EACH, space allowing.
  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS Entry fee and form must be received by September 22, 2017

Prospectus: Creativity-on-tap-call-for-entries-2017

Types of entries accepted and encouraged:
crocheting/knitting
dance
digital art
glass
jewelry
leather
mixed media
music (original works only) needlepoint/crewel/cross-stitch photography
pottery/ceramics
quilting
recipes that use beer (do NOT bring food to the brewery — only the recipe and a picture of the final product) sculpture
textiles
written word (stories, plays, poetry) videos
visual arts (drawing, painting, sketching) wood
other…

$50 awards to be given for:
• Benjamin Franklin Beer Award
• Creativity on Tap Award
• Ultimate Beer Nerd Award

NOTE: All submissions must be family-friendly!

Ricochet17 is presented by AIR (Arts Incubator of Richardson)

Submission form can be found at http://www.artsincubatorrichardson.org/…/Creativity-on-tap-…

.If you need more information, email info@artsincubatorrichardson.org

Ricochet is a collaborative project developed by AIR (Arts Incubator of Richardson) inspired by a special grant initiative originally from the City of Richardson Cultural Arts Commission in 2015. Ricochet17 is designed to celebrate National Arts and Humanities month, honor some of the creative and artistic individuals and organiza-tions in the City, as well as make Richardson a “star” on this cultural map. This project funded in part by the City of Richardson through the City of Richardson Cultural Arts Commission.

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2017 Huffhines Art Trails call for artists

Huffhines Art Trails – October 2017 – Richardson, Texas
https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5779
OPEN DATE: 6/16/2017
DEADLINE: 8/14/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $20.00
Event Dates: 10/28/2017 – 10/29/2017

You are invited to apply to exhibit your work at the 41st Annual Huffhines Art Trails. Huffhines is a two-day festival held outdoors in Richardson, Texas, just minutes north of Dallas.  The show has grown since its humble beginnings to become one of the best arts and crafts shows in North Texas!  Huffhines is sponsored and hosted by the City of Richardson.  Nestled in the trees of Huffhines Park, Huffhines Art Trails has become a tradition for many artists, patrons, volunteers and entertainers alike. It has a strong reputation locally and the demographics of the area provide support year after year. This popular and successful event takes place on October 28 – 29, 2017.

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Mixed Media Workshop Sept. 8-10 at the Bonny Studio

Announcing Our next VERY BIG Mixed Media Workshop!:

Friday September 8th, Saturday September 9th and Sunday September 10th … 2017

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, watercolor, ink, oil or encaustic. 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 can become the inspiration for new ideas.

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

Making our own Printmaking boards

Pours 

molding paste

pouring medium

canvas

canvas board

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 and oil paint – on paper using knives and brayers

Yupo – inks, watercolor and maybe oil painting

 

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

A $100.00 non-refundable deposit holds your space.
Balance due: August 4th: $325.00

In the event of cancellation after the August 4th balance payment of $325.00; $315.00 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend. Non-payment of the $325 balance by August 4th 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:

  • By check to The Bonny Studio 580 W Arapaho Rd. #262, Richardson, TX. 75080

* By  cash at

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

www.thebonnystudio.com
bonnyfineart@aol.com
214-405-5993

Bonny Leibowitz

The Bonny Studio

580 W. Arapaho Rd. #262
Richardson, TX 75080

214-405-5993

www.thebonnystudio.com

thebonnystudio@bonnyleibowitz.com

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The O’Keefe Studio Center: Advanced Studio Seminar

Introducing a new and exciting program…

The Advanced Studio Seminar

Fall 2017 – Spring 2018

This seminar is ideal for the artist looking to develop a more advanced, focused and personal studio practice. During this 6 month program, participants will develop a strong, well-considered body of work. Participants will benefit from the influence of various critiques with reputable visiting artists, multiple pier reviews, scheduled community work times at The O’Keefe Studio Center, reading assignments, writing assignments, a professional development crash course, and ongoing conversation and critique with the seminars primary adviser, Michael O’Keefe. This program will culminate with an exhibition highlighting a comprehensive selection of each participants work made during the time of the program. There are no requisites for this program; participants simply must be serious and committed to developing their artistic desires.

Cost: $1,350

What you get:

– Six months of weekly community work time at The O’Keefe Studio Center (36hrs)

– Twelve hours of group critique and discussion with Michael O’Keefe

– Two one-on-one critiques with Michael O’Keefe

– A professional development crash course

– Five 3-hour group critiques with reputable visiting artists

– The benefits of suggested reading assignments and prescribed writing exercises

– Participation in a group exhibition in a unique space in the Cedars neighborhood, south of downtown Dallas, highlighting a selection of each participants body of work.

Participants will meet on four Thursday evenings each month, from 6:00 – 9:00pm,starting in Sept., 2017, at The O’Keefe Studio Center. The program will run through March, 2018. Exhibition in April.  December will be a month off.

On the following dates participants will have group or one-on-one critiques with Michael O’Keefe: 9/7/17, 10/5/17, 11/2/17, 1/4/18, 2/1/18, 3/1/18.

On the following dates participants will have group critiques with visiting artists:10/19/17, 11/16/17, 1/18/18, 2/15/18, 3/22/18.

On the following dates participants will have work time amongst their piers at the Studio Center: 9/14/17, 9/21/17, 9/28/17, 10/12/17, 10/26/17, 11/9/17, 11/30/17,1/11/18, 1/25/18, 2/8/18, 2/22/18, 3/8/18, 3/29/18.

The group exhibition will be held in April, 2018, in a unique location in the Cedars neighborhood, south of downtown Dallas. The exhibition dates and times are yet to be determined.

Interested individuals should submit a short letter of interest (via email), briefly describing their artistic background, their artistic and professional goals and their general hopes for participation in the Advanced Studio Seminar. If it is determined that the interested individual is a good fit for the program, they will receive an invitation to join.

The seminar will have a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 10 participants.

Contact Michael O’Keefe for additional information or to submit your letter of interest:mokeefesculpture@mac.com or (972) 528-0309

Tuition Due Dates:

A non-refundable deposit of $400 will hold your spot

$500 Due by 8/24/17

Remaining balance of $450 due by 12/14/17

theokeefestudio.com

The full schedule for all special topic classes and workshops for Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 will be announced next week.  Stay tuned as we have planned many exciting opportunities and great workshops with wonderful instructors!
Weekly Figure Drawing Classes are ongoing through the summer!
The Friday Open class is ongoing through the summer – see the website for more information!
The O’Keefe Studio Center
580 W. Arapaho Suite 290 Richardson, TX 75080

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More Calls for Artists around Texas

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For artist opportunities at local craft shows see http://www.dfwcraftshows.com


 

2017 Western Trappings on The Llano
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APPLY TO THIS CALL
Fee: $25.00 (Western Trapping on the Llano 2017)
Entry Deadline: 7/1/17
Days remaining to deadline: 10
Event Dates: 10/13/17 – 10/28/17

A 16 day, Juried, International exhibit and sale of original Western Trappings, Art, Jewelry and Gear. The exhibit will be held in the Llano County Historical Museum, located at 310 Bessemer.

 


New Braunfels Fall Into Art Festival 2017 – Gruene/New Braunfels, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/30/2017

Fee (Jury fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 10/28/2017 – 10/29/2017

Join us for the Second Annual Fall Into Art Festival sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council (GNBAC). Last year’s event went incredibly well benefitting the artists, the GNBAC and the community too!  The Second Annual Fall Into Art street festival will be held again in the same locale as our first year,  Gruene Lake Village just blocks away from the 25th Annual Clay Festival held in the historic section of Gruene in New Braunfels and happening on the same weekend. This was advantageous for both the Clay Festival and the Fall Into Art Festival as many patrons enjoyed the abundance of art located in the Gruene section of New Braunfels on this happening weekend.



Cottonwood Art Festival Fall 2017
 
Richardson, Texas
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!


Name of Call: England Airpark/Alexandria Int Airport – Public Art Sculpture – ALEXANDRIA, LA

Budget: $125,000
Deadline: 9/8/17

England Airpark and Community, home to Alexandria International Airport, is seeking request for qualifications and preliminary proposals from individual artists or artists teams for the creation of a monumental gateway sculpture located in a site specific roundabout entrance to the Airpark. This site was specifically created for the installation of a public art centerpiece. This is a high visibility, high traffic opportunity with hundreds of thousands of vehicles utilizing the Airparks roundabout on an annual basis. The roundabout location is one of the most notable and prominent public spaces within the Central Louisiana community.


Name of Call: Richard Greene Linear Park Entertainment District Sculpture Trail – ARLINGTON, TX
Budget: $140,000
Deadline: 7/20/17

The City of Arlington (“City”) and Entertainment District Sculpture Trail (“EDST”) Committee are seeking a response to this call for public art submissions from artists interested in providing professional services needed for the placement of a sculpture(s) to be located in Richard Greene Linear Park.


 

Name of Call: San Pedro Creek Pre-Qualified List of Artists, San Antonio, Texas

Budget: $1,000,000
Deadline: 6/30/17

The design of the San Pedro Creek Culture Park (Park) will radically change the current experience of the creek. In addition to providing enhanced flood control and revitalizing the natural habitat, the Park will also reconnect the community to the water through the creation of a world class linear park that reflects the unique culture of Bexar County. To that end, the San Antonio River Authority (SARA), working collaboratively with Bexar County and the City of San Antonio, seeks exceptional emerging and established public artists working in a variety of media and artistic approaches for its Pre-Qualified List of Artists (List).


Art @ Discovery Green 2017Houston, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/22/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 11/4/2017 – 11/5/2017

Art@ Discovery Green along the Avenida  – A juried Art Festival featuring up 10 150 contemporary craft and fine artists selling their original and series works, located in the heart of Downtown Houston at Discovery Green Park.  Discovery Green, an Urban Greenspace, opened in 2008, encompasses 12 acres and is surrounded by the George R. Brown Convention Center, hi-rise living, luxury hotels and downtown sports arenas.  The park, which welcomed 1.5 million visitors in 2015, was named 4th best urban park in America in 2016 by USA Today.

Booth Fees Have Been Lowered For 2017!

Art@Discovery Green is produced for The Discovery Green Conservancy by festival director Lynette Wallace, with over 26 years of art festival management, and her experienced event team.   Artists needs are a top priority, offering continued hospitality with food/beverage and booth sitting.

Our festival this year will offer artist booths both on the Avenida and inside the park giving the artist easier load in and out as well as wonderful access for Houstonians and the 60,000+ visitors of the International Quilt Show going on in George R Brown.  November in Houston is traditionally one of the nicest months of the year, with comfortable temperatures and people enjoying outdoor events.  Discovery Green, always a destination for Houstonians, will be transformed into a celebration of Art and the independent artist including demonstration stage and cultural performances on the Avenida.


 

Art @ The Domain Austin – Fall 2017 Austin, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/22/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 10/14/2017 – 10/15/2017

Art@The Domain in Northwest Austin is a small boutique Art Festival featuring 85 fine artists and contemporary craft artists along a beautiful retail and loft living street, Century Oaks Terrace in the middle of The Domain

This juried 2 day art festival features fine art and contemporary craft in 14 media categories.  Being the sixth year for the fall show and the tenth art show at The Domain; the word is out to art buyers and shoppers. Within The Domain are over 20 restaurants as well as Whole Foods and over 50,000+ residents within the zipcode .

The Domain is Austin’s premier shopping and entertainment venue restaurants and luxury retailers such as Barneys, Tiffany and Neiman Marcus surrounded in a beautifully landscaped setting. The Domain includes luxury apartments as well as a Westin hotel and Aloft Hotel. The Domain, is a massive mixed-use development with commercial, office and residential in a contemporary setting.  The area was established 7 years ago and is growing rapidly.

Austin is also a major center for high-tech industries. Apple, Intel, Samsung, Hewlett-Packard and Google all have offices here. It’s eclectic and diverse and Austinites have a reputation for being supportive of the arts and of independent businesses.

For the touring artists Art@The Domain offers a weekend to fit into your Texas tour.    Also offered within the fall Blue Lotus Art Show Tour areaThe Shops At La Cantera October 7th & 8th and Art@Discovery Green, November 5th &…


 

The SHOW of Dripping Springs | 20171042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/19/2017

Fee (Application Fee – Non-Refundable): $25.00
Event Dates: 9/30/2017 – 10/1/2017

The Artists Alliance of the Hill Country (AAHC) is spotlighting 56 juried artists at The SHOW as a two-day Fine Art Event from 11 AM to 5 PM.  Artists will display their work in a 12,000 square foot well-lit, air-conditioned ballroom with musicians performing original songs on-site throughout the two day event. Guest admission and parking to The SHOW is free. Food and drink are available on location. The Artists Alliance of the Hill Country will heavily advertise The SHOW in print, radio, television, and social media throughout Texas. Go view photos of last year’s art event at www.TheShowSpotlight.com. This page will be updated with the invited artist’s name, photos and website link.


 

Name of Call: Montana Rapid Transit System – EL PASO, TX
Budget: $350,000
Deadline: 7/7/17

This public art project will commission a total of 1 or 2 artists or artist’s teams to design and develop original artistic designs and/or images to be placed on each RTS station across the length of the corridor.


Name of Call: ASU Centennial Village – Phase II (Member, Texas Tech System)
Budget: $135,000
Deadline: 6/22/17

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside phase II of the Centennial Village Housing Complex, located on the Angelo State University Campus, a member of the Texas Tech System, located in San Angelo, TX. Construction of the new facility will be completed by July 2018.

Please see the full RFQ and image attachments at: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=139869

Make sure all images submitted include work that you have created or that is in progress. Do NOT include proposed pieces that were not accepted. Also, include budgets of past projects.


 

 

 

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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.

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

• 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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