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


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. 

Submitted by Tracy Bays-Boothe. Email: admin@dentonarts.com

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More Calls for Entries around Texas & surrounding states



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



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

Sculpture For All Competition & Exhibition



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



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.


40th International Exhibition: Watercolor Art Society-Houston



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



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



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)



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



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



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



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



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



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


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




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November at 500X Gallery| Opening Nov.12th


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
Kalee Appleton
Platinum Package
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
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.

Project Spaces

Member’s Space
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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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
Brad Oldham Sculpture, Dallas
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
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.
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. 
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


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


Submitted by Betsey Gravatt. Email: bgravatt@twu.edu

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2016 State Fair of Texas: Visual Arts Highlights


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/


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


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.

Submitted by Grackle Art Gallery. Email: lindalittle631@gmail.com

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CALL for ARTISTS: 2017 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit


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

Submitted by The City of Cape Girardeau Public Art Committee. Email: capesculpture@gmail.com

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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.


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

Submitted by Caroline Holley. Email: exhibit@dentonarts.com

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Dallas Contemporary: Laercio Redondo, Pedtro Reyes and Bruce Weber




Past Projects for the Future


For Future Reference


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


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


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


Tuesday – Saturday

11.00 – 18.00 (11.00 am – 6.00 pm)


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


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.


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

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Submitted by Grackle Art Gallery. Email: lindalittle631@gmail.com

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


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.


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

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.

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.

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.


223 W. Jefferson Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75208


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Alan Gibson Sculpture Reveal August 21 in Deep Ellum


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


Dan Lam’s MONUMENTAL Solo Exhibition 

opens August 2, 2016 at Fort Works Art!  



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


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.



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


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

Your Private Collection--Drake-Watkins

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

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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.


Submitted by Plano Art Association. Email: soheyla100@gmail.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).
  • 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
  • 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.

Submitted by Plano Art Association. Email: soheyla100@gmail.com

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Lampasas Art in the PARK 2016 deadline July 16



LAFTA’s annual Art In the Park 2016. 5 large-scale sculptures will be selected by a panel.

email Robin Gradel for an application today


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Burnett Park call for public art


Public Art call for Outdoor Sculpture

Organization: Downtown Fort Worth

Burnett Park Project

501 W. 7th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Burnett Park is a quiet oasis in the hustle and bustle of Downtown Fort Worth. This beautiful, two-acre urban park was designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker and serves as a Downtown park, special event space, and public art venue.

We are looking for artists to create a large-scale public art piece for Burnett Park in Downtown Fort Worth.

Date, size, and specifications are flexible and open to negotiations.

Contact Taylor at taylorq@dfwi.org for more information.


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Playground- Ali Golzad Solo Exhibition reception July 9 at Umbrella Gallery


Ali Golzad, local paper artist specializing in high-relief cardboard sculptures, debuts his long-awaited solo exhibition “Playground” at Umbrella Gallery.

Golzad uses the innocence of children juxtaposed in war-torn countries to inform and educate his audience about cultures that may not be their own and the similarities or differences of backgrounds and existence.


DATE: July 5 – July 23, 2016
Opening Reception: July 9, 6-9PM
Umbrella Gallery
LOCATION: 2803 Taylor St, Dallas, TX, 75226


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.


Submitted by Abby Bagby. Email: abby@umbrellagallery.com

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New Sculptures at Flag Pole Hill Park in Los Colinas

The Las Colinas Parks Foundation dedicated “Sculpture in the Park” at Flag Pole Hill in the University Hills area of Las Colinas (Irving) on May 10, 2016. The group also debuted a new addition called “New Beginnings by sculptor Dale Lamphere. Video by Irving’s ICTN.


For more information see http://ramblernewspapers.com/2016/06/las-colinas-park-adds-sculpture-new-beginning/

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Scorch and Drag | Prints and Sculpture by John Robert Craft


OPENS June 17, 2016
June 17 2016; 6-8pm
August 27, 2016
Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday noon-5pm

http://www.flatbedpress.com Austin, TX

John Robert Craft, sculptor and printmaker, possesses an innate interest in ferrous metals, used
to create an inseparable dialogue between his two and three-dimensional work. His sculptural
work is abstract, solid and heavy, influenced by studies in geology and the metallurgy of his
choice medium: ferrous metals. Within his printmaking practice, these solid cast-iron sculptural
pieces are utilized as tools to create minimalistic abstract images that map the energy and
direction of the sculpture across the printmaking substrate, iron or wood, while documenting the
sculpture’s mass, movement, and form. They create nebulous images on paper, suggesting
both at the same time a microcosmic view resembling particle movement or a larger
macrocosmic approximation of stellar movements through space. Scorch and Drag will exhibit
several mid and large-scale sculptures alongside the monotype and relief prints they were used
to create.
Jack’s most recent project with Flatbed, the Fire Etching Suite, will also be on exhibition in it’s
entirety. This work consists of two diptychs, one tetraptych and two oversized individual prints.
The suite is a study in intaglio of the degradation of ferrous metals through the use of heat and
Join us for this wonderful opportunity to see John Robert Craft’s sculptures and prints exhibited
together. Scorch and Drag runs from June 17 to August 27, with an opening reception the
evening of June 17th from 6-8pm.

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Margaret Drake: Sculpture talk for LGAA June 14



demo artist for Lake Granbury Art Association meeting


The next LGAA meeting is Monday, June 14th starting at 7pm at Shanley House Gallery.

Our demo this month will focus on sculpture and feature Margaret Drake explaining the foundry process
and displaying work in various stages of completion.

“I strive to express strength, grace, motion, rhythm, and beauty. Working in the mediums of both water- and oil-based clays,
I look for topics that will allow me to express symmetry, balance, rhythm, and motion, as well as beauty.”
-Margaret Drake http://margaretdrakestudio.com/
Please see the LGAA website for more information. www.granburyart.org

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June Classes at Alchemy: Green Man/Woman, Sterling Wrap Ring & Etching on Copper


Sign up at  http://www.thealchemygroup.biz/classes.html

Email: merlene_walker@hotmail.com
Phone: 8174375887
Website: http://www.thealchemygroup.biz

  • Green Man/Woman Workshop Saturday, June 11th or Thursday, June 16th
  • Sterling Wrap Ring Workshop Wednesday, June 22
  • Visiting Artists — Sibling Rivalry Introduction to Etching on Copper Tuesday June 14t


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ART on HENDERSON 2016 Finalists




Art Fairchild – Traction
Art Garcia – TX Blue Stem
Danville Chadbourne – The Inevitable Conclusion
Dasha Wright – Alchemy 3
Elizabeth Akamatsu – Star Fire
Kate Firth – Payback
Nic Noblique – Civilization Unbound
Russ Connell – Stella

Art On Henderson 2016 is a collaborative effort between business and the arts where all stakeholders prosper. The founding idea is our community benefits when the arts are supported and artists are able to pursue their passions. Art On Henderson specifically focuses on the Arts in Dallas.
Eligible applicants are limited to Texas artists. All applicants must be able to produce and install work that is appropriate for public display.

Selected work will be on display for two years on Henderson Avenue. Artists are responsible for appropriate installation. All work is placed in public spaces and must be able to safely endure the social environment.

The ultimate juried show with over $12,000 in award money! 7 artists selected as winners by a panel of Jurors with the top three winners getting:

First Place        $3500
Second Place $2500
Third Place      $1500

All ten winners to receive a $650 installation stipend.


Art installed
May 31st, 2016

May 31: Due to weather, there maybe a delay in announcing the winners

Winners Announced
June 4th 2016


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Calls for art around Texas


Art @ The Domain – Fall 2016

Austin, Texas
OPEN DATE: 5/23/2016
DEADLINE: 7/11/2016

Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 10/15/2016 – 10/16/2016

A small boutique Art Festival featuring 80 fine artists and contmporary craft artists along a beautiful retail and loft living street in the middle of The Domain in the affluent hi tech-corridor Northwest Austin. Art@The Domain in Austin is a great way to expand your Texas art sales in October. We welcome both the national traveling artist, regional artists as well as local Austin artists.

This juried 2 day art festival features fine art and contemporary craft in 14 media categories.  Being the fifth year for the fall show and the ninth art show at The Domain; the word is out to art buyers and shoppers. Within The Domain are over 20 restaurants as well as Whole Foods and over 43,000 residents within the zipcode .

The Domain is Austin’s premier shopping and entertainment venue with more than one million square feet of restaurants and luxury retailers such as Barneys, Tiffany and Neiman Marcus surrounded in a beautifully landscaped setting. The Domain includes luxury apartments as well as a Westin hotel and Aloft Hotel. The Domain, is a massive mixed-use development with commercial, office and residential in a contemporary setting.  The area was established 6 years ago and is growing rapidly.

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

Contact Donna Downing
: Beeville
Visit Website

Submission Requirements:
Deadline: June 1
Format: Digital or Photograph. Artists may submit up to two entries – only one will be chosen for the exhibition.
Entry Confirmation: June 10
Delivery Dates: July 1 – 11
Exhibition Opening: August 6, Noon – 2:00pm
Exhibition Closing: August 26
Art Work Pick-up: August 27 – September 3Artists do not have to be native Texans, but must be working in Texas. Content should not include nudity, political statements, profanity or other such depictions that may be considered offensive. For other presentation requirements, please see entry form at: http://bamtexas.org/texasartistsexhibit.html


Contact Emily Wilkinson
: Lubbock
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The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create a mural to be placed on the wall near the entrance to the newly remodeled Industrial Engineering building, opening in January 2017. Public art needs to take up a large part of the wall shown in the attachments.This project will repurpose the former Petroleum Engineering Building for use by the College of Engineering’s Industrial Engineering Department for relocation and consolidation of their academic and research programs, and the department’s faculty and staff offices.

Safety is imperative; durable, low-maintenance materials are recommended to withstand West Texas’ intense weather conditions.

Ideal submissions will create a mural that celebrates Industrial Engineering. The most distinctive aspect of this discipline is the flexibility it offers. Whether it’s shortening a rollercoaster line, streamlining an operating room, distributing products worldwide, or manufacturing superior automobiles, these challenges share the common goal of saving companies’ money and increasing efficiencies.

Industrial engineering studies the design and operation of production and service systems and the people who operate in these systems. Industrial engineers use the information and techniques from physical, mathematical, biological, behavioral, and engineering sciences to plan, control, design, and manage complex organizations and systems. Industrial engineering applies the laws of the physical sciences to designing and operating systems in which products are produced and services are provided, as well as to considering the behavior of people as they operate in these systems.

This art installation will not only serve as a beacon to the building’s entrance, but will also give passersby an idea of the use of the facility. Submitting artists should consider lighting and other elements that will draw attention to the mural at various times throughout the day. Water features are highly discouraged, but the selected artist may have an opportunity to collaborate with landscape architects for the project.

Artists should keep in mind that this is a public location, visible at all times and exposed to all weather conditions in Lubbock. Any concepts that may be considered polemic or political should be avoided.

In order to be considered, submissions must comply with the requirements outlined in this document. Objects that are mass-produced or of standard manufacture are not eligible for consideration.

Location: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Budget: $33,500

Deadline: June 22, 2016 at 3 p.m. (Central)

See full RFQ here: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=124369
Apply here: http://www.publicartist.org/call.cfm?id=928
View our current collection on our website at http://texastech.edu/publicart

Houston Arts Alliance and Houston Police Department
Exterior Sculpture at Southwest Police StationDeadline: Monday, June 20, 2016, 11:59 p.m. (CST)
Budget: Up to $200,000
Location: Houston, TX
Eligibility: National

1. Summary
Through a contract with the City of Houston General Services Division (GSD), Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is charged with managing the selection process for the commission of an artist or artist team to develop sculpture for the exterior space of the Houston Police Department’s (HPD) Southwest Police Station. HAA is also charged with contracting the finalist to complete the project.

Goals for the Southwest Police Station project include the following:
*To create a world class art collection for the HPD system with high-caliber art by artists from Houston, the region, and the world.
*Artwork reflects HPD’s vision to be a vital member of a dynamic and diverse local, national, and global community; family friendly; art that is suitable for all HPD locations.
*Works that reflect HPD’s mission, values, and guiding principles.
*Works that are regarded as an excellent addition to the City of Houston Art Collection.

2. Budget
The project has an anticipated total budget of up to $200,000 for an exterior sculpture. The contract will be inclusive of all work including, but not limited to, design proposals, artists fees, design, engineering, permitting, insurance costs for each year of the project, lighting and lighting software, studio and project administration, travel, fabrication, materials, installation, and required documentation.

3. Mission of the Houston Police Department
This mission of the Houston Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in the city of Houston by working cooperatively with the public to prevent crime, enforce the law, preserve the peace and provide a safe environment.

4. Values of the Houston Police Department
*Preserve and advance democratic values.
*Improve the quality of community life.
*Improve the quality of work life.
*Demonstrate professionalism.

5. Guiding Principles of the Houston Police Department
*Life and individual freedoms are sacred.
*All persons should be treated fairly and equitably.
*The role of the police is to resolve problems through the enforcement of laws and not through the imposition of judgment or punishment.
*The neighborhood is the basic segment of the community.
*Because law enforcement and public safety reflect communitywide concerns, the police must actively seek the involvement of citizens and residents in all aspects of policing.
*The fundamental responsibility of the department’s employees is to provide quality services to the citizens and residents of the city of Houston.
*The department’s employees are its most valuable asset.
*Employee involvement in department activities is essential for maintaining a productive working environment.
*Employees shall be treated fairly and equitably in recognition of basic human dignity and as a means of enriching their work lives.
*The department and each of its command, offices and divisions shall strive to reflect the ethnic and cultural makeup of the community it serves.

6. Additional Criteria for Civic Art from the Houston Police Department
*Civic Art should be designed to welcome the visitor and promote a calming and comfortable experience from the moment of arrival. This notion of calming is important for areas outside the building and must continue to the interior space.
*The development of Civic Art projects should consider the Department’s values as stated above and enhance the idea of the facility as a ‘beacon of safety,’ express the dignity of law and convey fairness and access to justice.
*Works will be located in publicly accessible areas
*Works will be sensitive to the local context, geography, culture and history

7. Art Opportunities/Draft Scope of Work
1. Exterior Sculpture: A sculpture located on the landscaped area of the building at the corner of Brookston and Nitida. The work will be a welcoming beacon to the community.
2. Lighting and planters may be an element in the work
3. See the provided site plan for more information. This is also available at houstonartsalliance.com, on the Civic Art + Design page, under Artist Opportunities.

8. Evaluation Criteria
*Artistic quality: artists or artist-led teams are of the highest artistic caliber as demonstrated by examples of past work.
*Responsiveness: proposal successfully addresses the overall goals of the project, including creating an inviting space for visitors.
*Demonstrated Technical Abilities: applicants demonstrate that the artist or artist-led team has the necessary capability to accomplish all artistic, technical, budgetary, and engineering aspects of the project and to have the project meld successfully with the space and the architecture.
*Project Management Ability: applicants demonstrate that they have the ability and the capacity to complete the project on a very tight schedule and within budget. Applicants demonstrate their ability to successfully collaborate with the architects and the contractor and sufficient relationships with potential vendors and manufacturers.

9. Eligibility
*Artists in the United States are eligible to apply. Houston-area artists and artist—as well as artists living in and around the neighborhood of the Southwest Police station—are strongly encouraged to apply.
*Subcontractors may be used and are defined as those providing technical implementation including but not limited to construction, fabrication and/or assembly for portions or all of a finished product under direct supervision and control of an artist.
*Staff members, board members, advisory board members, City Council members and/or family members of either Houston Arts Alliance or the City of Houston are ineligible to apply.
*Artists or other entities that are currently under contract—or in contract negotiations with Houston Arts Alliance for projects of over $100,000—are ineligible to apply.
*Applications not meeting all eligibility criteria will be withdrawn from consideration.

10. Application Requirements
1. Resumes or company information of artist(s) and team members (3 page maximum each)
2. Letter of intent: including contact information and a description of how the artist or artist team meets the criteria listed in the RFQ (1,000 word maximum)
3. Biography/artist statement (500 word maximum)
4. Work examples: Digital images of works that demonstrate the above criteria (Only JPEGs up to 5 MB in size, 20 maximum)
5. Image list: including artist, title, year completed, dimensions, material, and budget or price (as applicable) for each image selected in your portfolio
6. Contact information for three professional references (no more than one page)

All documents should be in at least a 12 point font, single-spaced, with at least a ½” margin.

11. Submission
To submit, visit houstonartsalliance.submittable.com/submit.

12. Timeline – All dates are subject to change
*Monday, May 23, 2016: RFQ released
*Monday, June 20, 2016: RFQ submission deadline
*By Monday, June 27, 2016: RFQ notification; RFP released to finalists
*Monday, July 25, 2016 (Final Date TBD): RFP Deadline
*By Friday, July 29, 2016: RFP selection panel (including artists in-person presentations)
*By Sunday, July 31, 2016: Selected artist presented for a vote to the HAA Civic Art Committee
*By Friday, August 5, 2016: Selected artist presented for a vote to the HAA Board of Directors
*By Friday, August 12, 2016: Selected artist presented to Houston Police Department for approval
*By Friday, August 19, 2016: Finalist notified in writing by HAA
*By Monday, August 29, 2016: Contracting complete
*September 2016 – July 2017: Project development, fabrication, and installation

13. Contact
Sara Kellner, Director of Civic Art + Design
Houston Arts Alliance, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 250, Houston, TX 77019

Submit questions in writing, via email, no later than Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 5 p.m. (CST) to civicart@haatx.com. Questions will be answered, as they are received, and no later than Friday, June 17, 2016.

The Southwest Police Station Landscape Plan can be found here:http://www.artshound.com/sites/artshound.com/file/RFQ%20-%20HPD%20Southwest%20Station%20Landscape%20Plan%283%29.pdf


2016 Western Trappings on The LlanoVIEW MORE INFO

Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: International
City: Llano
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Western Trapping on the Llano 2016)
Event Dates: 10/7/16 – 11/19/16
Entry Deadline: 7/1/16
A 44 day, Juried, International exhibit and sale of original Western Trappings, Art, Jewelry and Gear.



Navasota Artist in Residency Fall 2016VIEW MORE INFO

Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: International
City: Navasota
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00 (Entry Fee – Make checks payable to The Arts Council)
Event Dates: 8/29/16 – 2/20/17
Entry Deadline: 7/5/16

The City of Navasota and The Arts Council of Brazos Valley are excited to open the Fall 2016 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



Art on the Creeks 2016

Rogers, Arkansas
DEADLINE: 6/1/2016

Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 10/1/2016 – 10/1/2016

The 5th annual Art on the Creeks is Northwest Arkansas’ premier fine arts festival! The juried event showcases exceptional talent with a focus on fine art. Unique opportunity to exhibit and sell your work void of any exhibit fees or commissions! Tents provided to each artist free of charge! Cash Awards: $1,000 Best in Show; $500 Second Place; $250 Third Place.  Last year’s event doubled in size with rave reviews from artists and attendees. Community inclusion and support for the arts has spawned a loyal and highly engaged audience is primed to buyand appreciates the value of original fine art. It’s the place to be seen, and we look forward to your application!

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Creative Arts Center of Dallas Summer Classes & Workshops


Summer registration is now open!  There will be two 6-week sessions and classes begin the week of May 31.  Click HERE to register.


The Creative Arts Center of Dallas offers ongoing weekly studio classes or one-time workshops in a wide range of visual arts. Ours is the largest community-based visual arts education programs in the city, offering more than 500 classes for teens and adults throughout the year.

Whether you are a novice, emerging artist or a working artist or have an interest in traditional fine art, contemporary art or fine craft, CAC has the perfect class or workshop for you.

  • Books & Paper Arts
  • Ceramics
  • Clay Sculpture
  • Creative Writing
  • Drawing
  • Foundations & Creativity
  • Glass
  • Leather
  • Jewelry & Small Metals
  • Mosaic
  • Painting
  • Photography & Digital Media
  • Sculpture
For more information on classes and workshops available this session or to register online, click here: http://www.creativeartscenter.org/  Tel: 214-320-1275
Email: info@creativeartscenter.org


2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228

In addition to other benefits detailed on our Become a Member page, a membership entitles you to a $30 discount for all classes or workshops you take in the year after you sign up for membership. Your membership is completely tax-deductible.


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Summer Pop-Up Exhibition: Works by Benjamin Terry


Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Summer 2016, FREE

Benjamin Terry’s recent wall-bound sculptures possess forms, textures, and colors of the unconscious mind. The handmade quality, rough-hewn scratches and scribbles, and rudimentary, rounded shapes summon a child-like past where simplified things hold deep and mysterious meanings. Terry received his BFA and MFA in drawing and painting from the University of North Texas. He has exhibited work in numerous solo and group shows across the DFW area, Houston, and nationally. He was featured in vol. 96 of New American Paintings: West Issue, and received both the Dallas Museum of Art’s Clare Hart Degoyler and Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough awards. He teaches drawing and painting at the University of North Texas and Eastfield College.

Learn more at benjaminjterry.com

Submitted by Paige Thompson. Email: admin@dentonarts.com

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Call for entries for “Reading to My Friends” Sculpture Exhibit




sculptures expressing literary themes
August 1-27, 2016
Dallas Public Library, Fourth Floor
Reception and Award Presentation
Saturday, August 13 at 7 pm
In celebration of The Creative Arts Center of Dallas’ (CAC) 50th Anniversary, Friends of the Dallas Public Library (FODPL) offer an exclusive juried show only to CAC members.
There is no entry fee.  Images are not requested.  CAC membership is required.  The artist is limited to one entry.  Collaborative works by two or more artists working together may be submitted as one entry with the lead artist being a member of the CAC.
The submitted work must be sculptural (three dimensional) and express a literary theme.
Sculptures many be of any media within the dimensions of 18 inches wide, 18 inches high and 18 inches deep.  The weight limit is a maximun of 10 pounds.

Entires for the exhibition will be received on Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 2-4 pm

at the fourth floor of the Dallas Central Library.  The sculptures will be returned for pick-up on Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 2-4 pm at the fourth floor of the Dallas Central Library.


The FODPL’s Gala Commitee, co-chaired by David DeSalvo and John Marcucci, directors of Haley-Henman Gallery, juries the exhibition.
Best in Show  $300
Best Literary Theme $200
Best Innovation $100
Four Honorable Mention at $50 each
The top 24 will be awarded $50 each and entered into a silent auction at the annual FODPL fall benefit.  Each artist will receive 50% of the auctioned price.
The annual fall dinner supports the educational programs of the Dallas Public Library. The “Everybody Needs Friends Gala” celebrates the 65th Anniversary of the Friends of the Dallas Public Library.  It is wonderful to have a friend like the Creative Arts Center of Dallas as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary.

Call John at 214-532-3225 or email john@haleyhenman.com for more information.

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LuminArté Fine Art Gallery is Presents: “Geometric Abstractions” May 21st-July 2nd 2016 – Opening Reception-May 21st 7-10:00pm

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LuminArté Fine Art Gallery is Presents: “Geometric Abstractions” May 21st-July 2nd 2016 – Opening Reception – May 21st 7-10:00pm

Geometric Abstraction is a form of abstract art based on the use of geometric forms sometimes though not always, placed in non-illusionistic space and combined into non-objective (non-representational) compositions. “Geometric Abstractions” comprises works by three artists, featured artist Paul Lorenz, Judith Seay and Angelo DeFilippo.

Artist Talk with Paul Lorenz – May 22nd at 3:00 pm will provide insight into his Graphite drawings from his years studying architecture, his drawings depict abstraction in its purest form, geometry. Paul was born in Chicago and studied oil painting at Art Institute of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley and later the International School of Art in Italy (under Nicolas Carone and Irving Petlin).


Submitted by Jan Rainey. Email: jan@luminarte.com

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Marble Falls’ 2016 Sculpture on Main call for artists


2016 Sculpture on Main

Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

Main Street Marble Falls, Texas

Central Location:  The Lakeside Pavilion

2016/2017  Call for Entries

Marble Falls is the gateway to the Highland Lakes in Central Texas.  It is the regional hub for over 75,000 people living within a 20 mile radius.  Especially in the last two years, our area has continued to see a surge of population and economic growth.  The natural beauty of the Hill Country and lakes combine to make this area ideal for tourism, second homes, businesses, specialty shops and fine dining.  Marble Falls is located about an hour’s drive from Austin or San Antonio and approximately three hours from Dallas/Fort Worth or Houston.  Our area has many top ranked resorts, golf courses and recreational opportunities, including many acclaimed wineries and state parks.

The Highland Lakes Creative Arts, “the arts”, is a new nonprofit organization whose vision is to foster and promote the creative and performing arts. We work to bring an inclusive collaboration together of communities, creative professionals, businesses, education entities and mentor programs to further all of the arts in the Texas Highland Lakes region. “the arts” is organizing “2016 Sculpture on Main” to feature Marble Falls as the centrally located arts destination in Texas.

We invite you to submit your work for our year-long public exhibit.  The sculptures are placed in the Historic Main Street area of Marble Falls, which has wide medians and landscaped corners to make an ideal setting.  The sculptures will be on loan, displayed and extensively marketed, while available to the public for purchase.  The exhibit is open to all professional sculptors.  Included will be a color walking tour guide with photos of the sculptures, artist names, bios and pricing.  There will be a full day of sculpture celebration and demonstration, with an exhibiting gallery for artist small works and an Artist/Sponsor Reception.  Sculpture on Main offers an excellent opportunity for public exposure of your work, while “the arts” marketing and advertising includes print media, website inclusion, email blasts and social media postings.  The “Best in Show” selection will be designated the official logo for Sculpture on Main for a full year.   A nationally prominent judge will present awards as follows:  $2,000. for “Best of Show”, $1,000. Second Place and $500. for Third Place.  An entry fee is required with a $500. stipend offered for the selected entries.


Entry Fee Deadline = Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

Notification of Acceptance Deadline = Friday, Oct. 28, 2016

Uninstall of Current Work = Nov. 14 – 18, 2016

Install of 2016 Selected Work = Nov. 28 – Dec. 1, 2016

Sculpture on Main Show & Reception = Friday, Dec. 2, 2016


To Register for 2016 Sculpture on Main: http://www.hlcarts.com/sculpture-on-main/
Link to Artist 2016 Submission Form: http://www.hlcarts.com/sculpture-on-main-artist-application/

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Birds of a Feather – Reception April 14

BOF Flyer

Keller Public Arts presents a beautiful exhibit of uniquely sculpted and painted birds of many varieties.  Enjoy the simple, magical grace of our feathered friends as they fill the gallery at Keller Town Hall. The exhibit runs from April 6th through the 27th. Join us for an evening with the artists on Thursday, April 14th from 7 to 9 pm; 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, TX 76248. For more information contact 817-743-4000 or publicarts@cityofkeller.com.

Jed & Terri Ford, Driftwood Sculpture
Nancy Elliot, Painting & Mixed Media
Barbara German, Acrylic
Hailey Herrera, Water Media
Shari Hornish, Painter of Birds
Jan Partin, Photography with a painterly quality
Charles Wallis, Painter

Reception Apr. 14, 7 – 9 pm

April 6 – 28, 2016

CW Brown Pelicans Shamrock Island TX

HH Barn Owl

Submitted by Keller Public Arts. Email: publicarts@cityofkeller.com

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