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Samuel Lynne Galleries To Represent Internationally Acclaimed Artist, Metis Atash

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Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to announce our exclusive Texas representation of Miami-based fine art sculptor, Metis Atash. Atash’s creations combine conceptual, minimalist, and pop art traditions. Her devotion for art, design, and fashion is apparent in her one-of-a-kind sculptures that award their living spaces with an aura of captivating experience. The gallery will present a showcase of her stunning “Punk Buddha” series in an exhibition titled “Buddha Goes Punk”. The artist will be in attendance at the exhibition, which will be on view from May 13, 2017 through June 24, 2017.

Born and raised in Munich, Metis Atash is German by nationality, but truly a citizen of the world. Her vast global travels led her to the Indonesian Island of Bali, where the lifestyle, culture, and philosophies quickly resonated with her, and eventually became the trajectory for her artistic style and her purpose as an artist. Bali is a place where love is the only energy to be found, and the location has appropriately become the source of inspiration for her “Punk Buddha” pieces. These unique sculptures are a fusion of worldly pleasures and spiritual insights, which have come to redefine the meaning of living. The sculptural figures radiate a presence far greater than their child-like size, due to their sparkling materiality and strong totemic essence.

Samuel Lynne Galleries will showcase Atash’s signature series of “Punk Buddha” sculptures that have gained widespread popularity around the world. Sculpted in fiberglass, covered with acrylic paint, and meticulously bathed by hand in upwards of 20,000 Swarovski crystals, this collection embodies the artist’s life journey, and her associations to Daoism. All her pieces are subject to a multi-step process of clay modeling, molding, sculpting, sanding, and lacquering. The objects of her work are based on the spiritual being, and these Buddha sculptures are inspired by ancient Daoist teachings. “Dao” translates to “path” or “way of life” and Atash has ensured that her creations reflect this property. They are also a reflection of her respect for Haute Couture, as well as contemporary art history. Each “Punk Buddha” is named for an iconic figure in fashion and art – from Basquiat to Balmain, Warhol to Hermes, Kusama to Chanel. With their dazzling exteriors, each resting figure is aimed to be perceived as the mirror of our eternal souls. They are a reflection of the relationship between humanity and the cosmos, health and longevity, action through inaction, and they represent the duality of life – the spiritual and the physical of our beings that produce harmony within the universe.

Atash’s entrepreneurial spirit has lead to the rise of her work around the globe. Her artwork has been exhibited in select galleries throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, and has been featured in important international magazine publications such as Vogue, Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, and Haute Living.

For additional information or to schedule an interview or exclusive press preview, please contact

Kristin Rivas, Director of Samuel Lynne Galleries, 214.965.9027, Kristin@SamuelLynne.com

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Soda Heads – a group show at The Grackle Art Gallery

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Group show of amazing, established local artists as well as some exceptional young and up and coming ones. Come for the art, stay for the music. Saturday, May 13, 7-11pm

Featuring Elaine Taylor, Anthony Marcus Black, Heather Bird, Bailey K Chapman, Areysi Mendoza, Christopher De La Paz, Jyoti Ahmed, Rowan Barnard, Terry Horn, John Ashcraft, Katelyn Townsend, Aaron Hutchinson, Cindy Flint and Brianna Burnett.

Musical artists: Ella Rinn Brown, Jack Dingler and Rebecca Jozwiak

GRACKLE ART GALLERY  http://grackleartgallery.com/
4621 El Campo, FW. Free. 817-615-0681.

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Artscape & ZimSculpt at the Dallas Arboretum

 

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Dallas Arts Month at the Dallas Arboretum
Featuring ZimSculpt & Artscape: Reimagined April 29 &30
We’re Celebrating the Arts Through April 30
 
The arts and nature have always gone together so beautifully. This month, we have two amazing exhibits in the garden. First, ZimSculpt is a world-renowned exhibition of modern, Zimbabwean stone sculptures, which runs from April 15 to July 31. The ehibit features over 100 stunning pieces situated throughout the garden, creating an entirely unique experience as you enjoy our beautiful summer blooms. Two of the Zimbabwean artists are in the garden carving new statues, and guests are invited to me and have a conversation with them. To top it off, every piece in the garden is for sale, as well as all the smaller pieces you find on display in The Marketplace in Pecan Grove
The celebration continues with Artscape: Reimagined, a three day celebration of art from April 29-30 plus a members-only preview on April 28. This unique, juried fine art show turns Pecan Grove and DeGolyer House into fine art galleries. Come see and buy art from nationally recognized artists, including Dallas’ top galleries on display in DeGolyer House and from professors and students representing five area universities.
(Remember, you can save $7 on parking if you buy online.)

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Dallas Arboretum Presents Artscape Reimagined 2017 With More than 100 Artists

 

DALLAS, Texas (January 24, 2017) — From April 29 to 30, the Dallas Arboretum hosts Artscape Reimagined 2017, a juried fine art and fine craft show and sale that brings together more than 100 outstanding artists from around the country in one of the most beautiful gardens in the world, according to Architectural Digest. A special members preview will be held on April 28 before it opens to the public April 29 and 30.

Artscape Chair Kaki Hopkins said, “Set amidst an explosion of spring color, Artscape will transform the Dallas Arboretum’s Pecan Grove into a unique gallery of artistic creations. The event offers our guests the opportunity to both view and acquire beautiful works of art.”

The show features a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, 2-D and 3-D mixed media, photography, fiber, ceramics and more.  This year’s event features a significant increase in the number of artists showing and selling fine arts and crafts. New this year will be a University Zone with artwork from students and faculty. In addition, Dallas galleries will display and sell select artwork in the historic DeGolyer House.

In addition to Artscape, guests will be able to enjoy ZimSculpt, a world renowned exhibition of modern Zimbabwean stone sculptures, which will also be beautifully incorporated in the garden as the largest collection ever featured in the southern U.S. with more than 100 hand-carved pieces, which are available to view and to purchase. Two Zimbabwean artists will also demonstrate their artistry as they carve stone into modern sculptures.

On May 12 at 6 p.m. at Dallas Arboretum’s Rosine Hall, Artscape continues with an inaugural celebratory awards dinner and auction to honor a top arts contributor. Betty Crawford and Frankie Horn are co-chairing the dinner, and Heritage Auctions will host the live and online auctions.

Led by Hopkins, key committee members include David Dike of David Dike Fine Art; Brian Shivers, Dallas Arboretum past board chairman; Patricia Meadows, well known arts consultant and appraiser; Robert Bellamy of Robert Bellamy Designs; Salvador Impastato of Studio Outside; Michael Faircloth of Michael Faircloth Designs; Gail Sachson of Ask Me About Art; Judy Gibbs and Michael Jenkins, both community leaders, among others. More information can be found at http://www.dallasarboretum.org/visit/seasonal-festivals-events/artscape.

 A members-only preview will take place on Friday, April 28 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Reservations will be required. Members will have a chance to preview and shop at a sneak peek before Artscape opens to the public on Saturday, April 29.

Among many artists of note who have juried into this year’s show include Brad Oldham (sculpture); Jim Bowman, Carlyn Ray (both glass); Elizabeth Anyaa, Valerie Guignol (both fiber); and Lynn Armstrong (ceramics).

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About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218.  The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. It is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Dallas Morning News is the principal partner of the Dallas Arboretum.  The Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department.  WFAA is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum. Visit dallasarboretum.org or Facebook for more information.

 

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“Buddha Goes Punk” by Metis Atash Exhibit at Samuel Lynne Galleries

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Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to announce its exclusive Texas representation of Miami-based fine art sculptor, Metis Atash

Atash’s creations combine conceptual, minimalist, and pop art traditions. Her devotion for art, design, and fashion is apparent in her one-of-a-kind sculptures that award their living spaces with an aura of captivating experience. The gallery will present a showcase of her stunning “Punk Buddha” series in an exhibition titled “Buddha Goes Punk”.
The opening reception for the exhibition will be held at Samuel Lynne Galleries on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 5-8pm, and the artist will be in attendance. Exhibition will be on view from May 13, 2017 through June 24, 2017.
For additional information or to schedule an interview or exclusive press preview, please contact

Kristin Rivas, Director of Samuel Lynne Galleries, 214.965.9027, Kristin@SamuelLynne.com

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Call for SCULPTURE – ART ON HENDERSON 2017 – last call

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Dear Artists,

It is hard to believe that Art on Henderson has been going on now for SEVEN years.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to submit your work for AOH17. DEADLINE: March 31
Art on Henderson (A.O.H.) is an annual event selecting 8 artists to exhibit their work for a 2 year placement on Henderson Avenue, Knox Street and Fitzhugh Ave, in Dallas, Texas.The 8 artists selected will each be awarded a $650 installation stipend and become finalists for a juried vote.

In addition to the stipend, the winning prize money will be distributed as follows:

First Place: $3,500
Second Place: $2,500

Third Place: $1,500

Visit artonhenderson.com to view previous winners.

PLEASE SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thanks
Jeff Levine

SCHEDULE
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Applications Accepted
through March 31st, 2017
8 Finalists announced April 04th , 2017

Art Installed
May 31st, 2017May31: Due to weather, there maybe a delay in announcing the winnersWinners Announced
June 04th 2017

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Sculpture by Nathan Mabry launches Public Art Program at Victory Park

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VICTORY PARK LAUNCHES PUBLIC ART PROGRAM

Sculpture by Nathan Mabry is the first of several public art pieces to be unveiled over the coming months

DALLAS (March 27, 2017) – Victory Park is putting the “V” in Victory with the unveiling of the first work in its new public art program: an eight-foot hand in the “V-sign” gesture. The steel sculpture, titled Heavy Handed (Symbol), is the latest work in California-based artist Nathan Mabry’s Heavy Handed series.

The work was commissioned as part of the district transformation efforts focused on evolving Victory Park into a more authentic, walkable and soulful urban neighborhood. Owners Estein USA and retail partner Trademark Property Co. selected the work for its historic symbolism as a gesture of solidarity, victory, and peace used by figures like Winston Churchill, and more recently, even Siri.

“The V-sign is an unmistakable gesture with a common understanding that spans generations and an important, sustainable message that we are proud to spread. Its meaning has evolved throughout history, just as Victory Park is doing, making it the perfect piece to launch our public art program,” said Terry Montesi, CEO, Trademark Property Co. “Embracing public art and the impact it can have on a space is a major initiative in our efforts to create a more vibrant, soulful Victory Park. By bringing creative, relevant public art to the district, we hope to enhance the emotional connection with the community and make Victory Park one of Dallas’ most interesting destinations.”

The sculpture, now perched at the intersection of Victory Park Lane and Olive Street, was completed in four months and is the 10th Heavy Handed work. Mabry’s Heavy Handed series launched in 2012 and includes similar corten steel hand sculptures, each of which is a different, often universally recognized, gesture, ranging from playful, like “fingers crossed,” to contemplative, like hands in a prayer-like position.

“The Heavy Handed works pay homage to minimalist and industrial sculptors like Tony Smith or Richard Serra,” said Mabry. “However, upon further inspection, these sculptures reveal themselves as symbolic hand gestures. This particular work references the very site it sits on, Victory Park.”

Victory Park’s Heavy Handed sculpture is Mabry’s first public installation in Dallas. He was also the subject of a solo exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center in 2013.

Heavy Handed is the first piece in a series of public art installations planned for Victory Park.  A large sculpture by Las Vegas artist Tim Bavington is set to be installed in spring 2017 near the W Dallas – Victory Hotel, followed by additional works by local and national artists to be announced in the coming months.

Visitors to Victory Park will already see some of the results of district transformation efforts, which include 85,000 square feet of new retail space, reworked streetscapes, sidewalks and storefronts, district identity markers, wayfinding elements, public space amenities, two-way traffic on Houston Street and Victory Avenue, and a dedicated bike lane extending the Katy Trail. Additional parking and valet options, as well as lighting and technology upgrades will also roll out in 2017.

As part of the redevelopment, Victory is also undergoing a full remerchandising to include Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas – Victory Park, a collection of best-in-class local food and beverage operators, and select local and national retailers.

Earlier this month, Victory Park announced that three of Dallas’ top food and beverage operators all will open concepts at the mixed-used district later this year: This & That Concepts, the team behind High Fives, So & So’s and The Standard Pour, will open a restaurant and bar; Elias Pope’s company, 8020 Hospitality, which is responsible for HG Sply. Co., is teaming up with Brooke Humphries, the mind behind Barcadia, Beauty Bar, Mudsmith, It’ll Do Club, and Pints & Quarts, to open a 24,000-square-foot restaurant and entertainment concept in Victory Plaza; and Brooke Humphries will also open a bar and tavern in an out-of-the-box location inside the parking garage on Victory Avenue.

Other 2017 openings include Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas – Victory Park and three unique concepts by Dallas entrepreneur Tristan Simon’s new venture, Rebees, including a modern Texas saloon, a retail emporium showcasing local artists and makers, and a creative workspace with a seasonally-minded, day-focused café. In addition, The 23, a new 285-unit mixed-use apartment community by LMC, will begin preleasing late this spring with move-ins beginning in August.

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About Victory Park

Victory Park is a 75-acre mixed-use development in downtown Dallas surrounding the American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars. Victory Park features more than 220,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space; 621,000 square feet of Class-A office space; the 252-room W Dallas – Victory Hotel; more than 3,300 residential units; and the Perot Museum of Nature & Science. Victory Station provides access to DART Light Rail and the Trinity Railway Express. The popular 3.5-mile jogging and bicycle path, The Katy Trail, is also directly accessible. Victory Park is a property of UST XVI Victory Park, a German real estate investment fund managed by affiliates of Estein USA based in Orlando, Florida.  UST XVI became an equity owner of Victory Park in 2005 and the sole owner of the majority of the Victory Park buildings in 2009. For more information about Victory Park visit victorypark.com or follow Victory Park on Twitter @VPDallas,facebook.com/dallasvictorypark and Instagram @DallasVictoryPark.

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Calls for art around Texas

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Name of Call: Luminaria 2017, Contemporary Arts Festival, San Antonio, TX

Budget: $100,000
Deadline: 5/10/17

San Antonio’s multi-arts festival is scheduling programming from November 9th-11th, with the epic night festival on Friday, November 10, 2017. Luminaria invites you, your gallery, your collective, or other creative organization to submit work for this highly competitive showcase. Submit your proposal by May 10th to be part of this edgy celebration of contemporary arts in downtown San Antonio, Texas.

Project Proposals will be evaluated on their overall professionalism, creativity, originality, and innovation. There is only one application form to submit, whether your work is visual, performance, literary, musical, environmental, fashion, comedy, film, dance or a combination of artistic genres. Cross-discipline works are encouraged. All artists are required to be present at the festival and open to interacting with the public.

All works must be created specifically for Luminaria, unless Luminaria is also its Texas or US premiere. Art work sales are not permitted at the festival.

All proposals must be submitted via this online application process.

 


 

Ruidoso Art Festival 2017

 – Ruidoso, New Mexico
DEADLINE: 4/7/2017

Fee (Application Fee, non refundable.): $40.00
Event Dates: 7/21/2017 – 7/23/2017

The Ruidoso Art Festival is in its 46th year and is a perfect reason in the perfect season for artists, art lovers and collectors to escape to the mountains!  This event draws at least 5,000 people over the 3 day period and is held the fourth weekend of July each year. Featuring the works of over 100 Artists from a variety of art disciplines, it is an event not to be missed!  We hope you will consider participating in this outstanding art show.

Nestled in the cool mountain pines of southern New Mexico, in Lincoln County, Ruidoso offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of our hectic lives. Our beautiful alpine setting is surrounded by over one million acres of wilderness and national forest.  Ruidoso’s cool, mild summer creates an irresistible atmosphere and draws thousands of visitors wanting to escape the hotter climates.

Lincoln County, New Mexico is home to The All American Futurity (the world’s richest Quarter Horse race), The Mescalero Apache Native American Tribe (owners of the beautiful Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino and Ski Apache Ski Resort), Historical Fort Stanton (one time housed the Buffalo Soldiers of the Civil War Era), Smokey Bear Historical Park and Museum (where the famed bear is buried) as well as Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid; (much of that history is located in the historical town of Lincoln, NM).  Rich in history coupled with wonderfully diverse cultures, Ruidoso, New Mexico is truly one of the best places to be!

 


 

 

Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival 29th Annual Balloon Fiesta Show – 2017

 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
DEADLINE: 4/1/2017

Fee (Required Fee. Only one fee, whether applying for single wknd. or both wknds.): $30.00
Event Dates: 10/6/2017 – 10/15/2017

Rio Grande’s Balloon Fiesta Show has endless potential to attract an affluent crowd of tourists looking for an authentic New Mexican experience – and ring in stellar sales for the 200 chosen artists & craftsmen!

Now in its second year at the beautiful Sandia Resort and Casino, this long-time favorite festival will showcase a national selection of fine artists and craftsmen – in a completely unique setting.  Each October, Rio Grande’s famous “Big White Tent” becomes home to a bustling art marketplace a full acre in size!  This is the largest art event of its kind in New Mexico. The new site, set in the heart of the action at I-25 & Tramway, makes it more attractive and accessible for tourists than ever before.

The festival location equally blends the beauty of New Mexico with logistical ease for attendees.  Promoters focus on creating a successful sales environment for artists; working hard to attract affluent art buyers and bring in the crowds.  In 2016, tourist attendance increased significantly, visibility was better than ever… and having the balloons floating overhead was nothing short of ‘enchanting’!  Join in on this exciting, top-rated art festival!

RANKED #10 IN THE NATION! – SUNSHINE ARTIST MAGAZINE 2016


 

 

Name of Call: Gateway to Downtown – Odessa, TX

Budget: $100,000
Deadline: 5/1/17

The Odessa Council for the Arts & Humanities (OCA&H) invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate a significant piece to enhance the structure on the corner of 8th street and Maple avenue, know colloquially as the ‘Cloth World Sign.’ This piece will be an addition to the City of Odessa’s public art collection.


 

Name of Call: University Health System, The Dr. Robert L. M. Hilliard Center Lobby, San Antonio, Texas

Budget: $30,000
Deadline: 4/23/17

University Health System is pleased to announce a call for artists to be considered for inclusion in our new clinic, The Dr. Robert L. M. Hilliard Center. Dr. Hilliard, who passed away in 2014, had deep and profound ties to San Antonio’s East Side community where he practiced throughout his life — delivering more than 14,000 babies. He also had deep ties with University Health System and the San Antonio Housing Authority, the two organizations that came together to build this state-of-the-art medical facility on the city’s East Side.

Artists in this call are being considered to create a hanging or wall mural art installation for a large two story atrium lobby that will greet patients and the public in the new space. The 12,000 square foot building will have general health care outpatient services, with focus on pediatric and women’s health services.

Artists are asked to create a welcoming, colorful, engaging art work that related to any of the following: human form, nature, color, cultural diversity, abstract shapes, and history. The goal within our University Health System, “Salud-Arte: Art of Healing” program is to create a peaceful, positive distraction environment for patients and their families.

Installation and completion is scheduled for the week of November 13, 2017.


 

City of El Paso Art Windows
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City: El Paso
State: Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 3/31/17

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) in collaboration with El Paso International Airport (EPIA) seek to establish a pool of artists or artist teams from the Greater El Paso area for consideration in upcoming exhibits for Art Windows. The Art Windows program will introduce artists to our community and provide them with valuable exposure and gallery space for temporary exhibitions.

Art Windows provides an exhibit space for local artists to display their work for a three month period. The designated space is intended to showcase El Paso as an international cultural destination through high quality art and visual experiences.


 

Prospectus #242 NMSU Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center
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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
City: Santa Fe
State: New Mexico
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 4/14/17

The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee at New Mexico State University (NMSU) seek an artist or artist team to create an interior, site-specific commission project in the Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center (HLULC) on the main campus of NMSU in Las Cruces, NM. Professional artists working in the United States and demonstrating a level of experience that is commensurate with the project scope and budget are invited to submit qualifications to this project opportunity. A total of $180,500 is available for the project inclusive of all costs, taxes and fees.

 

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Old Town Keller West Rotating Sculpture Program – New Deadline!

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The Keller Public Arts Board is seeking entries for the inaugural phase of the City of Keller’s Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program. A $1,000 honorarium shall be awarded for each of five pieces for the installation, exhibition and removal of their work for a two-year period. One Best in Show winner shall be awarded an additional $500. The program will feature outdoor sculptures in the newly updated Old Town Keller West area, home to an eclectic blend of restaurants and businesses that, in combination with recent public improvements, will attract a variety of visitors and provide great exposure for art in the area.

For Phase I of the program, the Public Arts Board will select 5 sculptures for a two-year exhibit and will partner with the Keller Public Arts Society (KPAS) to host an art and music event honoring the artists on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Artwork will be for sale for the duration of the exhibit with a 25% commission collected by the City of Keller.

All sculptures must be ready for installation by May 31, 2017, be “family appropriate” and pose no risk to public safety. Sculptures must be made of materials that can withstand the harsh Texas weather and require no maintenance by the City of Keller. Deadline for submittals is April 7, 2017. For more information, visit: http://www.cityofkeller.com/services/public-arts/call-for-art

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Your Private Collection Art Gallery Presents Jack Wolfsen

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YOUR PRIVATE COLLECTION ART GALLERY

Presents Jack Wolfsen at Last Saturday Gallery Night

March 25, 5-8pm

 Jack Wolfsen, award-winning sculptor, creates his imaginative works using wood, bronze, steel and cement.  Wall décor, single-standing sculptures and furniture are all part of this successful artist’s work. He is recognized for his work with barbed wire and has received many awards for his creations of old, barbed wire scavenged from Texas Ranches. His tree sculptures begin with barbed wire and are reborn in natural art.

How does Wolfsen feel as he creates each piece? “‘Enjoyment’ is the word that comes to mind,” he said.  “I never get tired of the look on people’s faces when they are in awe and discover that the sculpture is made of recycled barbed wire.”

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Life scenes, like “Finishing Touches,” are created with hundreds feet of wire and welds.                                           

One of his sculptures, which contained over 3300 welds, won an award at the Texas State Fair

Art Competition. He has competed in many art shows, including the Rio Brazos Art Exhibition and the Stars Over Texas competition. Wolfsen was recently honored with ‘Best of Show” at the prestigious, juried Breckenridge Fine Art National and International competition and show in Breckenridge, Texas.

Linda Watkins, Co-owner of Your Private Collection, believes that, “Good art should make you feel something. For example, does it evoke excitement, peace, relaxation? Does it remind you of a past experience, a moment or a place? With Jack Wolfsen, one definitely feels a range of emotions.”   

Galleries of Granbury—Last Saturday Gallery Night

Come celebrate Wolfsen’s art at Your Private Collection Art Gallery on March 25 as part of Galleries of Granbury’s Last Saturday Gallery Night.

The Galleries of Granbury will host “Last Saturday Gallery Night” (a free art walk) on the last Saturday of each month. All are open until 8pm with “meet the artists”, opening receptions, demonstrations, hors d’oeuvres, wine and music.

Come visit – Artefactz, Langdon Center Art Gallery, Shanley House Art Gallery, Against the Grain Studio, and Your Private Collection Art Gallery along with D’Vine Wine and The Pan Handle on March 25 5-8 pm.  

Your Private Collection Art Gallery

106 N. Houston

Granbury, TX 76048

817-579-7733

www.yourprivatecollection.com

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Keller Old Town West – Rotating Sculpture Program

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Old Town Keller West – Rotating Sculpture Program – Call for Art

Deadline March 24, 2017

The Keller Public Arts Board is seeking entries for the inaugural phase of the City of Keller’s Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program. The program will feature outdoor sculptures in the newly updated Old Town Keller West area, home to an eclectic blend of restaurants and businesses that, in combination with recent public improvements, will attract a variety of visitors and provide great exposure for art in the area.

For Phase I of the program, the Public Arts Board will select 5 sculptures for a two-year exhibit and will partner with the Keller Public Arts Society (KPAS) to host an art and music event honoring the artists on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Artwork will be for sale for the duration of the exhibit with a 25% commission collected by the City of Keller. For more information contact publicarts@cityofkeller.com or 817-743-4018

For more information and to apply go to
http://www.cityofkeller.com/services/public-arts/call-for-art

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Inspired by Pierre Huyghe: Nasher Now Classes for Adults / March 2

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Nasher Now
Classes for Adults

PIERRE HUYGHE
March 2 / 6 p.m.

Learn how 2017 Nasher Prize Laureate Pierre Huyghe brings life to his work and join us in the studio to make something personally monumental.

Advance registration required.
Members FREE, Non-Members $10.

REGISTER

Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

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Hans Van de Bovenkamp: Through Time opens March 4th at Samuel Lynne

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Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to announce the opening reception for sculptor Hans Van de Bovenkamp’s exhibition “Through Time” on March 4, 2017, from 5-8pm. Van de Bovenkamp will be in attendance at the opening reception and the exhibitionwill be on view until April 3, 2017.

“Through Time” will be showcasing work from Van de Bovenkamp that spans nearly 30 years, and transcends the expected conventions of sculpture. Ranging from intimate works to monumental sculptures, viewing Van de Bovenkamp’s art is a transformative experience that is carried with us through time.

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SAMUEL LYNNE GALLERIES
www.SamuelLynne.com
Monday – Friday • 10am – 5pm
Saturday • 11am – 5pm

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South Lamar Gateway RFQ deadline March 1

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Name of Call: South Lamar Gateway Public Art, Dallas, Texas

Budget: $63,000
Deadline: 3/1/17

The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications to design, fabricate and install one permanent sculpture to be installed near the intersection of Pine Street and Lamar Street and one site-specific seating element ideally made of recycled, re-used, or redefined materials in keeping with the spirit of the redevelopment of the neighborhood. The bench can be part of the sculpture or stand alone. The sculpture and bench will serve as a gateway into the newly renovated South Lamar Street sculpture garden.

http://www.dallasculture.org/publicArt.asp

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Old Town Keller West – Rotating Sculpture Program – Call for Art

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Old Town Keller West – Rotating Sculpture Program – Call for Art

The Keller Public Arts Board is seeking entries for the inaugural phase of the City of Keller’s Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program. The program will feature outdoor sculptures in the newly updated Old Town Keller West area, home to an eclectic blend of restaurants and businesses that, in combination with recent public improvements, will attract a variety of visitors and provide great exposure for art in the area.

For Phase I of the program, the Public Arts Board will select 5 sculptures for a two-year exhibit and will partner with the Keller Public Arts Society (KPAS) to host an art and music event honoring the artists on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Artwork will be for sale for the duration of the exhibit with a 25% commission collected by the City of Keller.

Receiving submissions from Feb. 13, 2017 through Mar. 24, 2017

For more information and to apply go to

http://www.cityofkeller.com/services/public-arts/call-for-art

 

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Public Art Calls in Texas Cities

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PublicArtist.org publishes calls for artists — the service is free to join for artists.

PublicArtist.org facilitates the public art application process for both artists andarts administrators. We provide easy-to-understand online tools for creating, submitting, and reviewing applications.


 

 

Name of Call: City of Austin Artist-in-Residence

Budget: $13,750
Deadline: 2/16/17

 

Name of Call: 801 Barton Springs Road Public Art Project, Austin, TX

Budget: $38,000
Deadline: 1/14/17

Open Call to Submit Qualifications for the 801 Barton Springs Road Public Artwork

SUBMISSION DEADLINE – JANUARY 14, 2017, MIDNIGHT

This is an online application process only. Applications will NOT be accepted by postal mail or email. Please make no attempt to contact our Client directly or you will be automatically disqualified. If you have questions, please contact Sara Vanderbeek, Art Consultant.

 


Name of Call: Cedar Park Sculpture Garden Call for Entries

Budget: $300
Deadline: 1/10/17

The City of Cedar Park Parks, Arts and Community Enrichment Advisory Board would like to invite you to become an exciting part of Cedar Park by submitting your work for display in the Cedar Park Community Sculpture Garden. Since its creation in October 2013, the Cedar Park Sculpture Garden has been met with much enthusiasm. Sculptures on display in the garden have previously sold both to private collectors and have been purchased by the City for its permanent collection. Visitors and Cedar Park residents alike have been enjoying this new addition to the City’s parks system and the City’s Parks, Arts and Community Enrichment (PACE) Board plans to continue the momentum gained in the first 3 years of the garden’s existence. At this time the board would like to invite artists to once again submit their works for possible inclusion in the garden.

The sculpture garden is situated on land directly adjacent to the very popular Cedar Park Recreation Center. Each year, thousands of visitors frequent the Cedar Park Rec Center making this location a highly visible one within the Cedar Park community. The sculpture garden features a scenic pond surrounded by a crushed granite walking trail. Sculptures that are selected for display will be placed on cement pads situated along the walking trail. The selected sculptures will be on loan and available for public purchase through September 2017.


 

Name of Call: Indoor Mural Commission in Katy, TX for The Kroger Co.

Budget: $8,000
Deadline: 2/2/17

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Indoor Mural Commission in Katy, TX for The Kroger Co. Houston Arts Alliance on behalf of The Kroger Co. Deadline: Thursday February 2, 2017, 11:59 p.m. (CST) Artist Commission: $8,000 Eligibility: Open to all artists in the Greater Houston area. Priority is given to artists with a connection to the community in which the store resides. Entry Fee: Free Project Location: Kroger Store #121 at 8906 Gaston Road, Katy, TX 77494

PLEASE NOTE: Additional open calls will be made in 2017 for approximately three (3) more murals (to be placed in the Greater Houston area).

The Kroger family of stores is excited to give local artists the opportunity to lend their talents in creating an uplifting store experience. The objective is to create a space that encourages community gathering and celebrates the spirit of the neighborhood. This year, their goal is to have an interior mural completed—by a local artist—within 65 of their new stores across the country. Additionally, Kroger hopes to continue this project, in their new stores, for many years to come. Kroger’s philanthropic goals include hunger/food insecurity; education; women’s and children’s health; service to military families; diversity; and the environment.

KROGER’S BRAND PROMISE We aspire to offer an outstanding shopping experience that is Fresh and Friendly, while promoting Hospitality, Value, Convenience and Simplicity. These are the fundamental building blocks that we hope will inspire our customers to feel Proud, Rewarded, Appreciated, and Confident, and to know they are cared for.

KROGER’S VALUES Kroger values honesty, diversity, inclusion, integrity, respect and safety. The company aspires to create a safe store environment that is uplifting, welcoming and friendly and conveys a sense of connectedness to the communities within which we operate. We base every business decision on what we believe is best for our customers and our store associates.


Name of Call: Indoor Mural Commission in Montgomery, TX for The Kroger Co.

Budget: $8,000
Deadline: 2/23/17

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Indoor Mural Commission in Montgomery, TX for The Kroger Co. Houston Arts Alliance on behalf of The Kroger Co. Deadline: Friday February 23, 2017, 11:59 p.m. (CST) Artist Commission: $8,000 Eligibility: Open to all artists in the Greater Houston area. Priority is given to artists with a connection to the community in which the store resides. Entry Fee: Free Project Location: Kroger Store #142 at 20168 Eva Street, Montgomery, TX 77356

PLEASE NOTE: Additional open calls will be made in 2017 for approximately two (2) more murals (to be placed in the Greater Houston area).

The Kroger family of stores is excited to give local artists the opportunity to lend their talents in creating an uplifting store experience. The objective is to create a space that encourages community gathering and celebrates the spirit of the neighborhood. This year, their goal is to have an interior mural completed—by a local artist—within 65 of their new stores across the country. Additionally, Kroger hopes to continue this project, in their new stores, for many years to come. Kroger’s philanthropic goals include hunger/food insecurity; education; women’s and children’s health; service to military families; diversity; and the environment.

KROGER’S BRAND PROMISE We aspire to offer an outstanding shopping experience that is Fresh and Friendly, while promoting Hospitality, Value, Convenience and Simplicity. These are the fundamental building blocks that we hope will inspire our customers to feel Proud, Rewarded, Appreciated, and Confident, and to know they are cared for.

KROGER’S VALUES Kroger values honesty, diversity, inclusion, integrity, respect and safety. The company aspires to create a safe store environment that is uplifting, welcoming and friendly and conveys a sense of connectedness to the communities within which we operate. We base every business decision on what we believe is best for our customers and our store associates.



 

Name of Call: Texas State University Health Professions Building #1

Budget: $246,750
Deadline: 2/15/17

Texas State University invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate two-dimensional or three-dimensional artwork for the interior walls of a new building on its Round Rock, TX campus. Multiple awards as well as large scale pieces and works in series will be considered and awarded. The site is a new facility for health professions and will be utilized by Texas State health profession students, faculty, and staff, as well as community members visiting active physical therapy, speech-language-hearing, and sleep clinics.


 

Name of Call: Texas State University; University Events Center

Budget: $267,350
Deadline: 2/15/17

Texas State University invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate an exterior public sculpture on its San Marcos, TX campus. The site is an expansion of the University Events Center.


 

Name of Call: Fire Station No. 18 Public Art, Corpus Christi, TX

Budget: $22,000
Deadline: 2/1/17

The City of Corpus Christi Arts & Cultural Commission seeks to commission a permanent exterior public artwork that will create an iconic location marker for Fire Station No. 18. Artwork must be appropriate for the character, dignity, function, and identity of a Fire Station.

 

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Composite of the Soul ft. Justin Archer, Dan Black, and Erik Beruvides

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Composite of the Soul ft. Justin Archer, Dan Black, and Erik Beruvides
Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center http://dentonarts.com
January 20 – June 3, 2017, FREE

Local Denton artists Justin Archer, Dan Black, and Erik Beruvides are joining together to curate a three-person, multi-disciplinary exhibition featuring recent works as well as custom installation pieces. Archer’s wooden sculptures, Black’s large-scale murals and Bereuvide’s A/V components will take over Festival Hall, as new pieces evolve and change over the four month span of the exhibition. The desire for these works is to demonstrate, through personal situations, that we are called to move forward with our lives; we should understand the past, yet strive to build and create a more sustainable future. More events and programs celebrating the exhibition to be announced. 

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More Calls for Entries around Texas & surrounding states

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Tulsa International Mayfest 2017

Where: Downtown Main Street
Tulsa, OK
When: May 18-21, 2017

Application Deadline: January 31, 2017
Application Fee: $35
Jury Results Notification: February 24, 2017

Contact Name: Debby Raskin
Contact Email: vachair@tulsamayfest.org
Contact Phone Number: (918) 582-6435
Show Website: www.tulsamayfest.org

Tulsa International Mayfest is now seeking applicants from fine artists and crafts people wishing to show at Mayfest. Surrounded by Tulsa’s historic downtown which features world- renowned art deco buildings, the BOK Center and a vibrant night life. In 2017, Mayfest will be celebrating its 45th year and has several special events planned. In 2016 artist sales increased during Tulsa International Mayfest. Created to promote the visual and musical arts, our four-day Tulsa tradition invites approximately 100 fine artists and 25 craftspeople to exhibit their work. Entries are professionally judged according to strict guidelines.

Mayfest is an outdoor tribute to the arts that is a family-oriented event created to promote a broader knowledge of and appreciation for visual and musical arts among serious, as well as casual art lovers.  Tulsa International Mayfest is making plans to stage Tulsa’s first festival of the festival season, Tulsa International Mayfest 2017, May 18-21.
Mayfest will feature a variety of arts including dance, music and visual arts. Always one of the major highlights of spring, Mayfest 2017 will be planned to encompass some of the very best in both the visual and performance arts.

ASU Archer College of Health and Human Services (Member, Texas Tech System)

Budget: $253,000
Deadline: 1/5/17

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside the new Archer College of Health and Human Services, 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 January 2018. See full RFQ for more details (http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=129447


2017-2018 Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition

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Fee: $0.00

Entry Deadline: 1/15/17

DEADLINE:  01/15/2017. Stipend:  $1,500 each

The City of Boerne, Texas seeks up to ten (10) outdoor sculptures for its Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition.  The sculptures will be exhibited outdoors in and around the City’s downtown Historic District, The Hill Country Mile, and the Boerne Trail system.  Selected works will be loaned to the City for a period of 12 months.

Only completed, ready-to-loan artworks will be accepted.  Submissions of artwork concepts, maquettes, or models will NOT be considered.

Exhibition schedule: March 25, 2017 – March , 2018
Installation schedule:  March 22-24, 2017
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Sculpture For All Competition & Exhibition

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Fee: $15.00

Entry Deadline: 1/16/17

Juror: Dewane Hughes

Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Nacogdoches, Texas, is accepting

submissions from sculptors for the third installation of Sculpture For All,

a biennial outdoor exhibition and competition. Up to ten works will be

selected for display on the SFA campus, which includes one of the largest

Azalea gardens in the nation. A stipend of up to $1000 will be awarded to

each of the artists chosen. Additional cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd

places will be awarded.

Deadline: January 16, 2017


Navasota Artist in Residency Spring 2017

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Call Type: Residencies

Fee: $25.00

Event Dates: 2/27/2017 – 8/7/2017

Entry Deadline: 1/16/17

The City of Navasota and The Arts Council of Brazos Valley are excited to open the Spring 2017 Navasota Artists in Residence Application! The Artists in Residence will have an opportunity to live, work, and exhibit in the historic Horlock Home in Navasota, Texas which includes living and studio space for each of the three selected artists as well as a retail gallery space. The term of each residency is roughly six (6) months. The City of Navasota will provide amenities including internet, cable, electricity, retail space and live/work space free of charge to selected artists with the purpose of providing artists the opportunity to create and sell their work.


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40th International Exhibition: Watercolor Art Society-Houston

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Fee: $35.00

Entry Deadline: 1/20/17

Founded in 1975, the Watercolor Art Society – Houston (WAS-H) has brought the excitement of water media to the greater Houston area with exceptional exhibitions, dedicated community outreach, and teaching programs and demonstrations provided by world class instructors. With over 600 members, WAS-H has provided year-round opportunities to every level of painter – from novice to the seasoned expert. Artists and art lovers can also enjoy year-round exhibitions in the WAS-H gallery, situated in the heart of Houston’s vibrant Museum District.

This year’s event – the 40th Annual International Exhibition – will highlight the excellence of its talented members and global participants, past honorees and exceptional jurors – in an exhibition slated for March 2017. Combined with generous awards and the participation of a highly sought after Juror and Instructor, the 2017 International Exhibition is intended to promote and present outstanding talent by water media artists from around the world.


Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2017

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Call Type: Competitions

Fee: $35.00

Event Dates: 4/8/2017 – 6/10/2017

Entry Deadline: 1/22/17

Exhibition Dates: April 8 – June 10, 2017.

The Juror: Benito Huerta

Awards: 1st – $2,000; 2nd – $1,000; 3rd – $500; Honorable Mentions

Eligibility: TEXAS NATIONAL COMPETITION & EXHIBITION 2017 is open to all artists working in the United States. Works may be of any medium (except video and performance). All works must be original and completed within THE LAST TWO YEARS. Works too old or two large will be disqualified. No previously submitted works will be accepted. All works must be available through the entire run of the show. Do not submit works for jury that might be sold before or shown elsewhere during the TEXAS NATIONAL 2017 show time frame. Deadline for entries is January 22, 2017. Visit us at: http://www.art.sfasu.edu/cole. Questions? email us at sfaartgalleries@sfasu.edu, or call 936-468-1131.


Public Art Component/ Multi- Generational Recreation Center

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Call Type: Public Art

Lewisville, Texas

Fee: $0.00

Entry Deadline: 12/30/16

Lewisville is beginning design work on a new recreation facility, replacing two current buildings, to serve an age-diverse population.  A public art component is to be included in the facility design.  The City is commissioning an artist or group of artists to collarborate with the design team to integrate artwork  than can successfully celebrate the communal purpose of the new center and it’s significance to Lewisville.


Conroe Art League 2nd Invitational Show (2017)

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Fee: $25.00

Event Dates: 2/1/2017 – 2/24/2017

Entry Deadline: 1/2/17

Conroe Art League 2017 2nd Invitational Show. You are invited to enter the second Conroe Art League Invitational. It will be juried by acclaimed artist, Cynthia K. Reid. This national call is for artists of original 2D and 3D artwork. Entry closes Tuesday, January 2, 2017 at midnight Mountain Time.

Selected works will be on exhibit throughout the month of February 2017. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top four selected artworks. Certificates of merit will be given to 3 works.

Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, February 1,2017 thru Friday, February 24, 2017

Deadline to apply: Tuesday, January 2, 2017 at midnight Mountain Time Zone


Shifting Landscapes

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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Fee: $40.00

Entry Deadline: 1/4/17

Members of the Surface Design association are invited to submit work for the 3rd International Juried Members’ exhibition, Shifting Landscapes. The exhibition will be held in partnership with form & concept gallery at their location in Santa Fe, NM from February 24 2017 – May 20, 2017 . The exhibition includes awards. Entries may be submitted online October 24, 2016 – January 4, 2017.


Southern Futurism

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Baton Rouge. Louisiana

Fee: $25.00

Entry Deadline: 1/6/17

Days remaining to deadline: 24

Like the Futurists of the early 20th century, we live in a world immersed in technology, urban trappings, speed, information, connectivity and change. Viewing it through a southern lens, tinted by tradition, can result in modern dissonance. For many, the narrative of the American South, will be informed and confined by its history, but how is its future to be portrayed? This exhibition seeks,  in the broadest sense possible, to showcase contemporary artists’ depictions of the schism and reconciliation of what might be called the New Southern Futurism.


Art Springs 2017

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Hot Springs, Arkansas

Fee: $20.00

Entry Deadline: 1/20/17

Days remaining to deadline: 38

Art Springs is the free 2-day outdoor festival portion of the annual Hot Springs celebration – Arts & The Park.  Art Springs is a juried festival bursting with Arkansas artists and artisans. Art Springs is held at the Hill Wheatley Plaza in downtown historic Hot Springs and is open from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, May 6 and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday, May 7, 2017.


Brush with Burden 2017 Art Exhibition

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Fee: $20.00

Entry Deadline: 1/20/17

The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden is an oasis for garden and nature lovers in the heart of Baton Rouge, La.  Situated on 440 acres of beautiful green space, it is one of the city’s and state’s greatest treasures.  The missAny artwork thation of the Burden Horticulture Society is to promote, support and enhance the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden.
Email:  BWB@burdenhorticulturesociety.com. Telephone:  (225) 763-3990, Option 0


Reflections on 2016

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Fee: $30.00

Event Dates: 3/2/2017 – 4/15/2017

Entry Deadline: 1/27/17

 For Baton Rouge, 2016 has proven to be a very difficult year. We have had shootings which have emphasized the racial tensions that mark out times. We have had record breaking floods that left people homeless or in tenuous situations, without their possessions or certainty of the future of their homes. On top of that, we are living through an election season that is causing tension in our town, state and country.

Artists through the ages have used their media to offer both veiled and overt social commentary. We are giving visual artists an opportunity to show how they are responding to the events of 2016. This is an opportunity to provide a forum for thought-provoking and insightful work.

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Scott Myers: Haiku Summer Sculpture Exhibit at Your Private Collecton

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Your Private Collection Art Gallery Exhibiting “Haiku Summer”

By renowned Artist, Scott Myers—November 17-December 31

Scott Myers, an American painter and sculptor, studied sculpture throughout Italy focusing on Florence, Venice and Rome. He Sculpted in Tuscany, casting his work in bronze at the prestigious Fonderia d’Arte Massimo Del Chiaro in Pietrasanta. In 1994, Myers became an elected member of the National Sculpture Society. On February 12, 2011, he was featured in the popular television show Texas Country Reporter.  Myers, a resident of Texas, created “Haiku Summer”  inspired by Haiku poetry.  

Myers is best known for annually sculpting busts for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. These works include inductees Chris Doleman, Chris Hanburger, Rickey Jackson, Russ Grimm, Bob Hayes, Randall McDaniel, Fred Dean, Emmitt Thomas, Bruce Matthews, Rayfield Wright, Elvin Bethea, Curley Culp, Claude Humphrey, Charles Haley and Kevin Greene. Myers was voted “Best of the Hall of Fame” by Sports Illustrated for the bust of Bruce Matthews in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

Awards and honors:

The Joyce and Eliot Liskin Foundation Award

James Boren Artist’s Choice Award for sculpture “Serenity” at 1993 8th Annual Bosque Conservatory of Fine Arts Competition

The 1994 Young Sculptors Award sponsored by National Sculpture Society, New York

First Place Sculpture Award, “Cuttin’ Loose” at 1995 “Strokes of Genius”

SAS Competition, Scottsdale, Arizona

Your Private Collection Art Gallery

106 N. Houston

Granbury, TX 76048

817-579-7733

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November at 500X Gallery| Opening Nov.12th

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November Member Solo Shows
November 12th – December 4th, 2016
Opening Reception November 12th, 2016 | 7-10 pm
A show featuring the work of:
Kalee Appleton
Valerie Powell
James Talambas
500X Gallery, 500 Expositon Ave., Dallas, TX 75226  http://500X.org
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Kalee Appleton
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In a continued effort to reexamine the objecthood of photographic backdrops used in mainstream portrait studios, Appleton conceptualizes the photographic backdrop by making these large format backdrops the focal point within a real world landscape as well as using them as backdrops for additional backdrops. While with previous work a similar approach explored the parallel use of early digital landscape photography often appearing on computer monitors coupled with digital manipulation techniques, this new work explores a straight photography method as well as a nostalgic approach by referencing the final product of mainstream portrait photography and the customary act of cutting images from a gridded portrait sheet for distribution to family and friends.
Valerie Powell
Choose Your Own Adventure
Choose Your Own Adventure is a solo exhibition highlighting a colorful collection of drawings and small sculptures that explore the idea of wandering. Inspired by the book series of the same name, Powell continues to investigate the human condition using shrinkable plastic as her primary medium. Powell creates playful narratives which invite the viewer to visually wander through a series of imagined spaces while being encouraged to make their own conceptual connections. Travel inspired imagery inform the series of drawings, while mapping specific memories inform the series of small hanging sculptures in the exhibition.
James Talambas
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Composer, producer, dj, and installation artist. He owns and operates New Media Recordings, a production company and creative venue on the south side of Fort Worth. Talambas does original scores and sound design for a number of films, and has recorded, produced, programmed, mastered, and arranged for a variety of local, national and international artists in a myriad of genres. Talambas consistently employs technology, improvisation and space into the pieces he composes, creating site specific, and musician specific electro-acoustic works.

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Michael Farmer
Bury Them Breathing
Michael’s work is based on recent and historical social topics such as race, war, immigration, and politics. His goal is to show the viewer an entangled web of similarities through historical and present models of social dynamics. Thus embracing the viewers gaze, warming them up to the cold world that exists around them.
Downstairs Project Space
An exhibition curated by Clint Bargers
Upstairs Project Space
Arbitrary Ambition – curated by

Rachel Livedalen
Works by Michelle Bonilla, Nicole Bosley, Carlee Cox, Sam Granado, Joelle Nagy and Olivia Nucci.

Arbitrary Ambition uses traditional craft techniques in order to subvert stereotypical ideas of gender.  Embroidery, crochet, and domestic objects are used as a means to discuss the problematic associations of craft and femininity.  Stereotypically a site of feminine production and labor, craft is devalued within the art market and thus occupies a lower position within the cultural hierarchy.  This show aims to elevate the position of craft through its interdisciplinary use, shift in scale, and aggressive attitude.  The artists featured in the exhibition are all undergraduate students at TCU enrolled in the course, Feminist Concepts and Strategies in Studio Art.

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DUETS: A Comparison of Realities at Fort Works Art

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Exhibition: November 15 – December 30

Opening Reception: November 19 from 6-9PM

FORT WORKS ART will open Duets a Comparison of Realities on November 15, 2016. The exhibition will feature Tim Okamura, Sergio Garcia and Alonsa Guevara, artists with international credentials, superior talent and global recognition. Riley Holloway, Dan Lam and Lauren Childs will exhibit new works created for this visual conversation between their contemporary kinsmen.

Three pairs of artists will reveal, compare and contrast their ideas of art making. The various styles and concepts incorporated in the show are united through each artist’s provocative voice, the way they handle materials and the statements they choose to create.

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Tim Okamura and Riley Holloway are figurative artists that depict the power of women, minority populations and family. Okamura is a contemporary painter that paints his subjects in urban settings and uses a combination of graffiti and realism. Okamura has a long list of achievements that include commendation by United States Vice President Joe Biden, placement in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and finalist in the Outwin Boochever award for Portraiture.

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Riley Holloway creates portraits on oil and wood panel. His distinctive style combines loose brushstrokes, charcoal, text and texture. He developed his signature style while working in Florence. In 2012 he completed an art residency with the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas and was a finalist in 2015 for the Hunting Prize.

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Sergio Garcia and Dan Lam are sculptors contrasting the link between reality and ambiguity. Garcia’s recent figural work is convincingly realistic and unsettlingly funny. The technical fluency of Garcia’s work and symbols never seize to conjure up questions of how and why.

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Dan Lam, a millennial artist with soaring popularity recently closed “Coquette” at Fort Works Art that featured 90 pieces of sculpture. Her foam and resin pieces were developed while pursuing an MFA at Arizona State University. Lam’s art has been published twice in New American Paintings and featured on Insider.

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Alonsa Guevara and Lauren Childs are painters that understand and represent the cycles of nature and life in their work. Each of these women began art making at the age of 12. They each developed hyperbolic attributes, pushing the boundaries of color and texture.

Alonsa Guevara’s seven years of living in the Ecuadorian jungle is the source of ceaseless inspiration that manifests in lush depictions of nature through a vivid palette. Guevara was recognized with the New York Academy Art Fellowship in 2014 and named Time Out New York’s five most important new artists.

Lauren Childs is an award-winning artist with work that is published and shown throughout Texas and New York. Childs was a winner of the Siglo de Oro International Competition and was most recently a finalist in the show “Face It: Brooklyn,” juried by Managing Editor of ARTnews, Annette Rose-Shapiro. Her work continues to explore issues of the human condition. Childs is the owner of Fort Works Art. Her days are spent painting, developing shows for the gallery and inspiring a new generation of artists.

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Dallas Design Symposium : “Material Design” with Tom Kundig and Brad Oldham Oct. 30

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Dallas Design Symposium

“Material Design” with Tom Kundig and Brad Oldham

Presented by the Dallas Architecture Forum

  
 
Sunday, October 30, 2016, 2 to 4:30 pm
Check-in: 1:30 – 2 pm; Program starts at 2 pm
Nasher Hall, Nasher Sculpture Center
 
Join the Dallas Architecture Forum for an afternoon focused on how outstanding design utilizes materials, from common to rare, as integral elements of the design process.  Attendees will also learn how leading architects and artists incorporate functionality into their designs, ranging in scale from small sculptures to residences.
 
Attendees will have the privilege of hearing from two of the most highly regarded practitioners in their fields share insights and lead inspiring discussion on these intriguing topics.
 
Keynote discussion will be presented by Tom Kundig, FAIA, one of the leading residential architects in the world.

Joining Kundig in discussion about his award-winning projects will be Gensler Design Director Ian Zapata.
Also speaking will be the highly acclaimed sculptor Brad Oldham in conversation with Nasher Curator Leigh Arnold.
 
Tom Kundig, FAIA
Olson-Kundig Architects, Seattle
 
Tom Kundig, FAIA, is one of the leading residential architects in the world, whose work can be found on five continents. He is a Principal and Owner of Olson-Kundig Architects, a Seattle-based firm, which believes that buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture and people.  Tom Kundig is widely acclaimed for his poetic designs that reveal his reverence for materials, art, functionality and craft in the experience of built space and its relationship to landscape. He will discuss how Olson-Kundig has used these elements to create projects as wide ranging as huts to high rises, homes—often for art collectors— academic, cultural and civic projects, museums and exhibition design, places of worship, creative production, urban design and interior design. Kundig has received over 50 major design awards, including a National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt, an Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, ten National AIA Design Awards, and seven National AIA Honor Awards.   Kundig is a member of the Interior Design Magazine Hall of Fame and the Architectural Digest AD100.  His work has appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide, and he is the author of three monographs, Tom Kundig Houses, Tom Kundig Houses 2, and Tom Kundig Works.  
 
Brad Oldham, Sculptor
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From public community spaces to private homes, sculptor Brad Oldham has earned recognition worldwide with his site-specific artworks. Oldham has been described as a sculptor, place maker, and fearless fabricator.  In both his large-scale sculptures and smaller pieces created for individuals, Oldham’s meticulous craftsmanship, passion, focus on materials, creativity and consistent quality of work are evident. From prototype clay figures and shapes, Oldham will take us through the process of transforming them into brilliant stainless steel, bronze, aluminum, and brass, ranging from large scale site-specific installations to small sculptures and jewelry.
 
 
Panel Discussion
 
Following the moderated presentations there will be a Panel Discussion to further learn about the use of materials based on their function within a project and the project’s scale.  Attendees will also be able to ask questions of the presenters at the conclusion of the Panel.
 
 
Patron Cocktail Reception
 
There will be a Patron  cocktail reception at an architecturally significant  private residence on Saturday evening, October 29 from 6 to 8 pm. A limited number of Patron tickets, which also include admission to the Design Symposium on Sunday afternoon, October 30th will be sold.
 
Admission for the Symposium is $40 for Forum and Nasher members, $50 general public.
Admission for the Symposium and the Cocktail Reception at a private residence on Saturday evening is $90 for Forum and Nasher members, and $100 general admission.
 

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at http://www.dallasarchitectureforum.org/symposium2016.html

Symposium presented with generous support from the Nasher Sculpture Center.

 
About Tom Kundig
 
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Tom Kundig is an owner and design principal at Olson Kundig. He joined the firm in 1986, and has steadily diversified his range of project typologies from residential work to museums, wineries, high-rise multi-unit structures, and hotels. The geographic diversity of his projects has broadened just as much over the years; he is currently working not only all over the West Coast of the United States, but also in Australia, Brazil, Austria, Mexico, South Korea, and multiple locations on the East Coast and Canada. But no matter where he works, whether in the urban context of Manhattan or the rural landscape of Montana or Idaho, the landscape inevitably looms large, as do a consistent array of concerns related to site, scale, materials, and livability. Kundig favors materials that are appropriate to the particular context of the building, generally opting for the tough and the rustic for their ability to evoke nature and weather over time, helping the building recede into the landscape.
 
Kundig grew up in the Pacific Northwest. His father was an architect, and during his formative years he was constantly exposed to artists, designers, and craftspeople. He initially wanted to study science, but finally decided that architecture “allowed me to have a foot in both places—the technical realm and the poetic realm—and in that magical intersection between the two.” The style may be rugged, but the effect is warm and welcoming. “And sometimes there is even an element of risk, or daring, which is desired on the client’s part and intentional on my part,” he adds. “Many of my buildings, even the public ones, involve being exposed to the elements in some way.” The Studhorse home in Winthrop, Washington, is designed as a gathering of structures around a central courtyard, and to walk from the common areas to the bedrooms it is necessary to go outside, no matter the season.
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Occupants of Kundig’s buildings are constantly aware of a balance achieved between prospect and refuge, both within each room and over the entire site. This is related to the “macro to micro” phenomenon, where the building encourages reflection on its big ideas and at the same time enjoyment of its many details. Wherever you look, subtle material connections are happening. Perhaps a quiet nod is being made to the former existence of the building or the site, as in Art Stable, which occupies the site of an actual former horse stable. Or locally salvaged materials are being given new life, as in the Sawmill Canyon house, where the structural steel was salvaged from a nearby cement mine that was being demolished, the wood for much of the interior was found in a nearby barn, and the sliding window wall is operated by a found wheel from an old water pump.
 

Kundig’s breakout project was Studio House, completed in 1998. It was featured in the New York Times, and that story was quickly followed by a New York Times Magazine cover feature on Chicken Point

. Both Chicken Point and the Brain won AIA National Honor Awards. Since then, Kundig’s work has been frequently featured in the New York Times, Architectural Record, Financial Times, Architectural Digest, and the Wall Street Journal. Princeton Architectural Press has published three volumes devoted to his work. He has received some of the world’s highest design honors, from a National Design Award from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum to an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2014, he was included in Architectural Digest’s AD100, and in 2012, he was inducted into Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame. His work has received more than 50 awards from the American Institute of Architects, including 18 National Design Awards.


 
About Brad Oldham
 

 

 bradoldhamDallas-based Brad Oldham International, Inc. (BOII) is a design and manufacturing company specializing in sculpture, architectural features and commercial products that are customized for site-specific installation or created for retail distribution. The three primary business units of the company are site-specific sculpture, features and products for public and commercial projects; limited-edition sculpture for retail distribution for the home and office; and retail products to increase access and awareness of BOII’s sculpture and custom products. When the three business units work together, the combined synergy elevation is greater than the sum of the parts.
 
From public community spaces to private homes, sculptor Brad Oldham has earned recognition worldwide with his site-specific artworks. Oldham has been described as a sculptor, placemaker, and fearless fabricator.  In both his large-scale sculptures and smaller pieces created for individuals, Oldham’s meticulous craftsmanship, passion, focus on materials, creativity and consistent quality of work are evident. 
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Oldham’s sculptural creations are installed around the globe, including the Center for Brain Health in Dallas, along with “Whimsy” in Exall Park and an installation at the Lumen Hotel. Oldham’s work was featured on Good Morning America, and the Texas Society of Architects recognized Oldham with its prestigious Artisan Award. Americans for the Arts included his installation “The Traveling Man” in its prestigiousYear in Review program.  Recent commissions include the National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., the Mitchell Park Library in Palo Alto, California, the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre in Ontario, and the Baku Flame Towers in Azerbaijan.
 

About The Dallas Design Symposium:
 
The Dallas Design Symposium was founded by The Dallas Architecture Forum to extend the reach of The Forum not only in active education and dialogue on architecture and the built environ­ment, but to examine, educate and amplify informed discussion on how those elements intersect and impact the arenas of design and art. The Symposium initiates ongoing con­versations across professional arenas and personal interests, creating new networks and spurring community involvement in discussions about the built and creative environment.  The Nasher Sculpture Center is a long-standing collaborator with The Forum in the development and presentation of The Dallas Design Symposium.
   
Each Symposium addresses a different issue intersecting these fields of architecture, design and art. Speakers and moderators are selected specifically to offer their unique but complimentary perspectives on the topic. Previous symposia have included the following topics and present­ers: 
•              Interior and Product Design: Christopher C. Deam, Howard F. Elkus, Karim Rashid, Emily Summers
•              Designing for Collections: Aaron Betsky, Jorge Pardo, George Sexton, Scott John­son, Jack Lane
•              Blurring the Lines: Art, Architecture and Design: Terence Riley, Johnston Marklee, Walead Beshty, Jeremy Strick
•              The Legacy of Christo and Jeanne Claude:  Christo
•              Architecture and Art – Critical Intersections:  New York Times critic Michael Kimmelman              
•              Modernism:  Mid-Century Modern Design:  Leo Marmol, Sidney Williams, Nate Eudaly
 
This year’s Dallas Design Symposium, featuring architect and product designer Tom Kundig and sculptor Brad Oldham, will offer insights and increased understanding into how these outstanding practitioners incorporate materials and functionality as integral elements of their highly regarded and honored design. 
 
About the Dallas Architecture Forum
 
The Dallas Architecture Forum is a not-for-profit civic organization that brings leading architectural thought leaders from around the world to speak in Dallas and also fosters important local dialogue about the major issues impacting our urban environment.  The Forum was founded in 1996 by some of Dallas’ leading architects, business, cultural and civic leaders, and it continues to benefit from active support and guidance from these citizens. The Forum fulfills its mission of providing a continuing and challenging public discourse on architecture and urban design in – and for – the Dallas area. The Dallas Architecture Forum’s members include architects, design professionals, students and educators, and a broad range of civic-minded individuals and companies intent to improve the urban environment in North Texas.  The Forum has been recognized nationally with an AIA Collaboration Achievement Award for its strategic partnerships with other organizations focused on architecture, urban planning and the arts.  For more information on the Forum, visit www.DallasArchitectureForum.org.
 
Among the over 130 speakers who have addressed the Forum’s Lecture Series  are Shigeru Ban,  Brad Cloepfil,  Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves,  Daniel Libeskind,  Thomas Phifer,  Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa, AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and  regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato.  Pritzker Prize winners speaking to the Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center).   Other speakers for the Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe.  Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to the Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.
 
The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of Panels—local, informal, open, and offered free of charge as a public service to the community—led by a moderator who brings a subject of local importance along with comments by participating panelists.  Moderators and Panelists have also come from both other Texas cities as well as from national institutions that were connected with particular Panel subjects.  Panels offer attendees the opportunity to participate in creating discourse.  Important topics addressed in Panels in recent years include: “Thoughts on the Dallas Comprehensive Plan”; “The Kimbell Expansion: A Discussion”; “Filling Out the Dallas Arts District”; and “Re-envisioning the Trinity”.  
 

For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org.

For questions about the Forum, call 214-764-2406.

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TWU Graduate Open Studios – October 18

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TWU’s MFA students will open their studios to the public from 11am to 2pm on Tuesday, October 18th.

Location: Patio Building, Courtyard – Directions to the Fine Arts Building
Admission: Free

Come see the space and meet the artists. Lunch provided!

For more about the TWU Visual Arts program: http://www.twu.edu/visual-arts

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2016 State Fair of Texas: Visual Arts Highlights

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Fried food, carnival rides, the animal barns, and Big Tex are the mainstays of the fair experience, but don’t forget the arts! The 2016 State Fair of Texas opened on Friday, September 30 and extends through October 23. For more information see the website: http://www.bigtex.com

Artwork from the annual Creative Arts contests are on display in the Creative Arts Building. Results are already posted for the Arts: http://bigtex.com/creativearts/caresults/. Check out the prize winners!

statefairsistine-chapelAn unexpected treat in the Women’s Building this year is the exhibit of the murals from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling. The visitor can explore the expertly reproduced artwork up close at a distance impossible to achieve in the Sistine Chapel. http://bigtex.com/?s=michelangelo

The Fall Garden Program is back again and includes an outdoor sculpture exhibit .  Local artists loan the State Fair sculptures so visitors can enjoy and interact with the artwork.  More here:  http://bigtex.com/fun/gardenshow/

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Fair Park has a long history of spectacular art and architecture, with monumental sculpture and murals from the Art Deco period. A recent book Fair Park Deco, published by TCU Press, is an in-depth look at the design of the Texas Centennial Exposition.

The Texas Discovery Gardens, located on the Fair Park grounds, hosts regular art exhibits. The current exhibit is Outdoor Places, featuring David Schulze.

The African American Museum of Dallas has a small but rich collection of African masks, folk art, sculptures, gold weights, and textiles. The museum also hosts art exhibits.

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This Must Be the Place Oct. 1 at Grackle Art

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This Must be the Place, Grackle Art Gallery. This is a reunion of some of the artists that participated in the F6 Gallery that was formed in a warehouse in Arlington in 2007. Everyone is invited to come see what they are creating ten years later.

Art in various media by Jessica Fuentes, Vanessa Lerma, Adam Werner, Jeremy Biggers, Joe Art, Cody Phillips, Carlos DonJuan, John Worley, Jeru Gabriel, Matt Sacks, Jeremy Joel, Kris Swenson, David Yubeta, Jessica Cazobon, Mandylopandy, and Mike Moffatt. Music TBD.

Sat Oct 1, 7-11 pm. 4621 El Campo, Fort Worth TX 76107. Free.

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CALL for ARTISTS: 2017 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

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The City of Cape Girardeau Public Art Committee is now accepting submissions from qualified sculptors to participate in the 2017 – 2018 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Now in it’s fourth year, the location of the exhibition will be along the Broadway Corridor, a nine-block span in downtown Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Downtown is where we find our history, sense of individuality, and the mighty Mississippi – where the river turns a thousand tales! It is also home to locally owned businesses that bring flavor and matchless experiences. Places such as the city hall and federal courthouse, as well as Southeast Missouri State University and Media Row, are also found in Cape Girardeau’s Downtown. Together, these entities keep us connected and informed.

The Public Art Exhibition has been identified as yet another dynamic revitalization strategy to elevate the arts community within the region, as confirmed by the success of the past three years of exhibits. Missouri Main Street Connection has named the exhibit a finalist and semi-finalist for two State Awards in 2015 and 2016, and a piece was sold for permanent placement on Broadway!

Several locations along the Broadway Corridor in Downtown Cape Girardeau have been selected for public sculpture and yield high visibility with both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. All work entered must be freestanding and “suitable” for long-term outdoor public display within the space provided. The durability of the work and safety of the public will be a consideration for selection.

For more information, and to download the full prospectus, visit: www.capearts.org/2017CapeSculpture.aspx

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CALL FOR ENTRIES | Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition

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The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2017 Call for Entries for the 30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the United States, this year we are thrilled to be partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts to expand this national exhibition to now include international artists. Approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by juror JoAnn Edwards, Executive Director of the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, California. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in amounts of $1000, $750, $500, and $250 will be awarded.

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Online submissions and prospectus available at dentonarts.com/materialshardandsoft

SUBMISSION DEADLINE | September 30, 2016

2017 EXHIBITION | February 4 – May 6, 2017 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas.

Inquires may be directed to the Arts Council at (940) 382-2787 or exhibit@dentonarts.com

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Dallas Contemporary: Laercio Redondo, Pedtro Reyes and Bruce Weber

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18 SEPTEMBER – 18 DECEMBER 2016

LAERCIO REDONDO

Past Projects for the Future

PEDRO REYES

For Future Reference

BRUCE WEBER

Far From Home

 

161 Glass Street, Dallas Texas 75207

Laercio Redondo Memory from Brasília, 2012.

Laercio Redondo Memory from Brasília, 2012.

BRUCE WEBER Dallas Contemporary is pleased to present “Far From Home,” a new exhibition by the American photographer Bruce Weber. Over the past four decades, Weber has traveled the globe to produce groundbreaking and occasionally controversial imagery for the fashion industry’s leading publications and brands. From Vietnam to South Africa, Morocco to Brazil and beyond, Weber has consistently imagined his fashion sittings as the starting point for a broader exploration of each location’s vibrant culture and unique characters. In addition to over 250 photographs—a majority of which have never been exhibited—“Far From Home” will feature a selection of Weber’s travelrelated short film works. This Dallas Contemporary exhibition will be the largest presentation of Weber’s work since his 1999 survey at the National Portrait Gallery in London. A new catalog will accompany the opening of the exhibition.

Photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber first rose to international prominence in the early eighties on the success of images that combined classical styling with more visceral underpinnings of desire, mood, and sexuality. His ability to construct a seamless sense of romance and drama created the central public images for fashion houses like Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Versace, Abercrombie and Fitch and Louis Vuitton, as well as earning him an enduring presence as a contributor to magazines at the very highest levels in the industry. Throughout his career, Weber continues to work in various forms–he has directed seven short and feature length films, published 39 books, and has held more than 60 exhibitions world-wide–extending his lifelong exploration of the nature of human relationships.

The exhibition is curated by Peter Doroshenko, Executive Director of Dallas Contemporary

LAERCIO REDONDO

One of the foremost contemporary artists in Brazil, Laercio Redondo uses his work to unearth hidden
memories. Redondo has exhibited widely in South America and Europe, and Dallas Contemporary is
pleased to present his first United States exhibition. Redondo creates installations and multimedia
works that emerge from his deep research into cultural dynamics, Brazilian architecture and its
practitioners. In this exhibition he examines such important Brazilian figures as Athos Bulcão, Lina Bo
Bardi and Lota de Macedo Soares.

Central to the exhibition is a new film installation, Detour, that traverses the distance between
Flamengo Park designed by de Macedo Soares, where the main art museum in Rio de Janiero is
located, and Casa Samambaia, de Macedo Soares’ private home outside the city, in the hills of
Petrópolis. The soundtrack of the film brings attention to the architect’s conspicuous absence from
Brazilian collective memory. The piece exemplifies Redondo’s ability to illuminate the implications of
collective forgetting – which he positions as both specific to Brazil and universal. Other important
historical figures evoked in the exhibition are artist Athos Bulcão, and architect Lina Bo Bardi.
Bulcão is highlighted in the video Retoque. In this work a tile mural by Bulcão is translated into a
musical score. In a video work titled The Glass House we see documentation of Bo Bardi’s iconic
home on two occasions, one in 1999 and the other in 2008. It brings attention to the lived-in nature
of the home, in contrast to being seen as an architectural remnant.
Laercio Redondo was born in 1967 in Brazil and is currently based between Rio de Janeiro and
Stockholm, Sweden. He received his MFA at Konstfack, University of Art, Crafts and Design in
Stockholm, Sweden. He has had solo exhibitions internationally in Spain, Germany, and Cuba in
addition to Brazil.

The exhibition is curated by Justine Ludwig, Director of Exhibitions and Senior Curator of Dallas
Contemporary.

PEDRO REYES

Pedro Reyes’ show at Dallas Contemporary explores the legacy of Greek statuary and Greek
philosophy, creating a bridge between sculpture and systems of thought. This exhibition comprises
recent works by the artist made in stone in combination with some previous works where he has
dealt with the use of space and volumes to organize ideas such as the case of Philosophical Casino,
a set of dices that feature quotes from philosophers and are meant to be used as an oracle in a
participatory event. A recent sculpture, Plato’s Cave, uses the famous allegory of the philosopher
and translates it into an architectural space. Reyes pays homage to other key figures in Philosophy
such as Epicurus and Socrates in stone-carved busts where he finds a middle-way between
abstraction and figuration, modern and ancient languages, primitive totemism and modern art. In
Colloquium, speech bubbles made in marble interlock in the style of a house of cards; an allegory of
polyphony representing voices, opinions, languages and emotions.

As a further study of sculpture, in
the series Flat Statues, the artist has re-worked photographs of statuary from different geographies
and historical periods, which he has printed on cloth, cut, and reassembled on a canvas.
Pedro Reyes was born in Mexico City in 1972, where he lives and works. He studied architecture at
the Ibero-American University in Mexico City. Solo exhibitions include Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
(2014); ICA, Miami (2014); The Power Plant, Toronto (2014); Whitechapel Gallery, London
(2013); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2011); Guggenheim Museum, New York (2011); CCA
Kitakyushu, Japan (2009); Bass Museum, Miami (2008) and San Francisco Art Institute (2008).
Group exhibitions include Beijing Biennale, Beijing (2014), documenta 13, Kassel, Germany (2013),
Liverpool Biennial, UK (2012), Gwangju Biennial, South Korea (2012), Lyon Biennale, France (2009)
and the 50th Venice Biennale (2003).

The exhibition is curated by Justine Ludwig, Director of Exhibitions and Senior Curator of Dallas


 

Dallas Contemporary is a non-collecting art museum presenting new and challenging ideas from regional, national and international artists. The institution is committed to engaging the public through exhibitions, lectures, educational programs and events. always free

open

Tuesday – Saturday

11.00 – 18.00 (11.00 am – 6.00 pm)

Sunday

12.00 – 17.00 (12.00 pm – 5.00 pm)

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No Arms, No Legs, Hangs on the Wall – Group Show at the Grackle

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Grackle Art Gallery – “No Arms, No Legs, Hangs on the Wall” – works in various media by Joe Art, Carlos Baz, Eddie Brassart, Ray Broadbent, Scott Fletcher, Steve Gall, Shasta Haubrich, Aaron Hutchinson, Jeremy Joel, Neal Langham, JimRay Scott, Carl Smith, Ryan Stewart, Marcus Sykes, Katelyn Townsend and Diana Urbina. Live music by Rebecca Jozwiak, Ashley Myrick and spoken word by “Sin”.

Sat Sept 10, 7-11pm.

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4621 El Campo, FW. Free. 817-615-0681.  http://grackleartgallery.com/

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Tessellated Fold: fiber art multi media installation at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center

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Tessellated Fold

July 29th – September 2nd

Tessellated Fold is an exploration through fiber art installations that influences sound, video, dance, and fashion; together seeks to push boundaries in shared spaces with viewers. Between all creative genres lies formal and informal ideas about created experiences, Tessellated Fold provides opportunity for both the artists and viewers to experiment. Beginning July 29th through September 2nd, Tessellated Fold will be on view at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. Additional programing includes dance and sculpture workshops in August. This exhibition is funded by the special support grant for individual artists through the City of Dallas.

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Featured artists:
• Sculpture- Chesley Antoinette
• Sound- Lily Taylor Music
• Video Projections- Sean Miller

Bio:
Chesley Antoinette is a producer and artist working with wearable art and sculptural installations using combinations of textile techniques and alternative materials. Back in 2009, Chesley received her B.F.A in Sculpture from Stephen F. Austin University and in 2013 her M.F.A from University of North Texas in Fiber Art. She currently teaches for Mountain View College and offers workshops throughout the city.
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Lily Taylor is a sound and music artist with an “angelic and visceral vocal-driven Avant pop”. Taylor studied contemporary, Western classical, jazz, funk, R&B, West African and Middle Eastern/Balkan music at College of Santa Fe in New Mexico. Over the last decade she has performed with experimental rock bands, Americana, Turkish and Classical ensembles, noise shows, indie-pop bands, jazz bands, DJs and hip hop crews.
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Sean Miller is an artist working with video, sculpture, installation, live media, performance, and sound art. Sean received his BA in Intermedia Art from the College of Santa Fe in 2004. He is currently teaching at Southern Methodist University and the University of North Texas where he received his Masters of Fine Arts in the spring of 2014.

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223 W. Jefferson Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75208

 

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Alan Gibson Sculpture Reveal August 21 in Deep Ellum

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Sunday, August 21, 2016 4 – 8 pm

Two works by Alan Gibson: Amphitrite ” Goddess of the Sea” and “Into the Storm”

Braindead Brewing, 2625 Main St., Dallas Tx 75227

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Dam Lam’s Coquette opens at Fort Works Art

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Dan Lam’s MONUMENTAL Solo Exhibition 
       “Coquette”   

opens August 2, 2016 at Fort Works Art!  

OPENING RECEPTION AUGUST 6th at 6-11pm

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For more about the artist, see http://www.fortworksart.com/#/dan-lam/

FORT WORKS ART is pleased to announce “Coquette”, artist, Dan Lam’s first major exhibition. This exhibit will run from August 2, 2016 – September 17, 2016 with an opening reception, Friday, August 6 from 6-11:00 p.m. “Coquette” will be Lam’s first solo exhibition of this magnitude, and will feature all new large-scale installation work. Coupled with this, will be multiple “drippy” sculptures that she has become known for, that she will position in various “environments” throughout the gallery.

In today’s visual climate, it is extraordinarily rare to see an image that is unique. Even more so, for something to make you stop and stare. Dan Lam’s work does just that. Her use of color and vibrancy attracts the eye, but it is the ambiguous, multi-textural qualities that elicit powerful reactions from the viewer. Some are turned off, others delighted by these “drippy things.” This extreme contrast is one of the things that makes her work so powerful. “What are these creature-like forms? How are they made? What are they? Can I touch it?” Dan Lam’s work is quite obviously provocative.

Lam has tirelessly been working at Fort Works Art, in their first residency at their new space, preparing for this monumental show. Lam’s work and style are truly just beginning to evolve and although the objects she creates are tricky to identify, they are definitely impossible to forget. Please join us for this powerhouse exhibition that will run for 7 weeks at Fort Works Art’s new brick-and-mortar gallery in Fort Worth, TX.

Dan Lam was born in the Philippines to a Vietnamese family who relocated to Texas when she was a child. She currently resides in Dallas, TX where she works primarily alone in her studio. Lam received her B.F.A. in 2010 from the University of North Texas and later completed a Masters of Fine Arts degree at Arizona State University. She has been published in New American Paintings twice and featured on the Insider. As well as her representation by Fort Works Art, Lam’s work can be seen throughout the United Sates at other premier galleries.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107 

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“Dance Partners” –Group Sculpture Exhibition at Umbrella Gallery

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Umbrella Gallery presents

“Dance Partners” –Group Sculpture Exhibition

 

ARTISTS: Rachael Anderson, Minna Jain, Linda Gossett, Abby Bagby

DATE: July 26 – Aug 14, 2016, Opening Reception July 30, 6-9pm

LOCATION: 2803 Taylor St, Dallas, TX, 75226

 

Dance Partners is a collaborative exhibition of wearable sculptures created by artists Abby Bagby, Minna Jain, Linda Gossett, and Rachael Anderson. The vision for the show is to bring together four artists with very different styles yet finding rhythmic congruity in their love for the unlikely, humorous invention, obsessive touch, and the push pull dynamics of repulsion/attraction. All four artists engage nostalgia and handy-craft aesthetics in their work, engaging “women’s work” with a combination of sincere curiosity and crass social commentary. These pieces break the static gallery with bouncing light, tactile synesthesia, noise, fluttering, and clatter. This show is not shy; it boldly gyrates to the pulse of its own drummer and provokes ecstatic physical reactions.

 

ABOUT UMBRELLA GALLERY

Umbrella is an art gallery that exists within the cultural center of Life in Deep Ellum, an organization built on the idea that vibrant community exists where individuality is celebrated, and all are welcome. It is a space for exploration, a place to stretch and to grow for both established and emerging artists. Due to its non-commercial status, Umbrella opens the door for artists to try something new, to push their artistic limits, and to exhibit this experimental spirit freely. Its unique functionality, size, and shape offer an opportunity to produce bodies of work that both stand out from and harmonize with the gallery space itself.

Abby Bagby, Curator, Umbrella Gallery, abby@lifeindeepellum.com

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Umbrella Gallery

Address: 2803 Taylor St, Dallas, TX, 75226

Hours: 7 am – 7 pm Monday through Friday

Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 2 pm

Tel: (214) 651-0633

Admission: Free

Visit us at facebook.com/umbrellaatlide

or lifeindeepellum.com for more information.

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Sculptors Margaret Drake and Stacey Watkins at Your Private Collection in Granbury on July 30

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Your Private Collection Art Gallery is proud to present sculptors Margaret Drake and Stacey Watkins as their featured artists at Granbury’s Last Saturday Gallery Night on July 30, 2016


Margaret Drake
, bronze sculptor and Western Artist, lives on a ranch near Glen Rose, Texas.  Studying under renowned artists, Margaret focuses on portraiture and figurative art.  Her Native Americans and horses have been accepted into juried competitions including the Bosque Art Classic, Mountain Oyster, Estes Park, Breckenridge Fine Art Show, Little Rock’s “Sculpture at the Rivermarket” and the Loveland “Sculpture in the Park” Show.  Working with both water- and oil-based clays, Drake loves the “..wonder when that lifeless lump of clay comes alive.” She closely supervises the creation of her bronze pieces at the foundry. “I will always want to challenge myself by creating pieces that express movement and power,” said Drake, “..to tug at the emotions of my audience.
There is beauty and symmetry everywhere out there, waiting to be captured and celebrated.”

Stacey Watkins, phosphorescent sculptor, has found her passion and her voice through her art and her own spiritual journey.  Her art, like life, is full of a variety, color, and science.  She set no boundaries when it comes to the use of mediums ranging from glass, metal, paint, and resin.  Watkins combines these mediums with resin impregnated with blends of phosphorescent pigment, unique because it absorbs UV light to glow in the dark with bright contrasting vibrant colors.  Her artwork is true expression of continuing life in its ability to change visually and create dialogue with the viewer.  “I want people to be able to look at my art and see something that may strike a spark in their imagination and give them a feeling of the Lord’s presence,” said Watkins. She is the owner of Your Private Collection Art Gallery and has been honored in many national and international competitions and shows.

Your Private Collection reminds you that someone can show you the technical aspects of artwork, but a relationship with art is developed by spending time viewing art and meeting artists and adds a new love in your life.

Your Private Collection Art Gallery
106 N. Houston
Granbury, TX 76048
817-579-7733
www.yourprivatecollection.com
www.facebook.com/yourprivatecollection

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CONFLUENCE Four Expressions of Nature

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The Plano Art Association is pleased to announce that our next exhibit is

 

Confluence: Four Expressions of Nature.

It opens at the PAA Gallery on Tuesday, July 12th and runs through Saturday, August 13th.
This exhibit traces an artistic journey through
12 months in the lives of four artists,

with their photography, sculptures, glassworks, and paintings. The Gallery is transformed into an experiential calendar inviting visitors to follow the creative trail left by these four friends.

http://planotartassociation.com

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125 Show deadline August 7

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Plano Art Association  

125 Show 2016
August 23 – September 24

 The Plano Art Association is pleased to announce the 11th Annual 125 Show competition. The show is open to all artists living within 125 miles of Plano. The show will be held at the
PAA Gallery in downtown Plano.

Entry information:

Three Categories
  • 2-D Artwork (Two-Dimensional Artworks)
  • 3-D Artworks (Three-Dimensional Artworks)
  • Printmaking, Photography (Traditional & Digital).
Dates
  • Entry Deadline – Sunday, August 7th (11:59 p.m. MDT)
  • Show Opens – Tuesday, August 23rd
  • Reception & Awards Presentation – Saturday, August 27th
  • Show Closes – Saturday, September 24th
Entry Information
Awards
  • 60 pieces will be selected for the show from the hundreds of entries submitted.
  • First ($600), Second ($400), and Third ($200) places will be awarded for each of the three above categories.
  • A Best of Show award of $1,000 will be made for the artwork deemed to be the most outstanding work of the show.

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