Tag: spiritual art

Texas Visual Arts Association: “Signs of the Unseen” call for art – deadline April 20

“Signs of the Unseen” TVAA Gallery Art Exhibition for May 2018

Signs of the Unseen: Illuminating the Divine Every Day Life.  Art has the ability to transform the mundane of everyday life into a greater awareness of the beauty of life and connection to something both within and beyond ourselves.  Whether it be seen in the beauty of creation; as in nature and the patterns of life, the awakening presence to a divinity more closely personalized to Self, a Universal connection to the source of life; or a religious personification of God or Goddess. We have the opportunity to bear witness to signs of the unseen in every day life. Open to all spiritual, religious, scientific, or agnostic walks in celebration of each artist’s unique. This is an invitation to explore the meaning that connects with you and how you share it through your artwork.

This is open to members and non-members of TVAA (Texas Visual Artists Association) with ribbons being awarded to Best of Show, 1st, 2nd 3rd place, and honorable mention.

All artwork must be wired correctly. No ½” canvases will be curated without a frame. Gallery wrapped work must have clean edges and no staples showing. Work that does not follow gallery requirements will not be hung.  If invited to the exhibition you must sign up for one sitting day during the month or pay a $25.00 sitting fee for someone to cover your day. Any work not picked up on take down day with be stored for a $5.00 a day fee and then considered abandoned after 30 days. Any artwork sold pays a 25% fee to the TVAA.

If you have further question you may contact the Gallery Director, Maegan Kirschner, at tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com. See also the TVAA website at http://tvaa.org

About the Curators:

Lauren Dickinson

“Art has woven a beautiful tapestry throughout my life. What started as   sketching portraits for fun led to taking all the art classes I could as electives in high school. Little did I know that I was opening a previously dormant fountain of creativity that carried me through high school and into art college for a number of semesters. Due to external circumstances and life events, I was unable to complete my studies at that school, although I didn’t let it stop me entirely. I received acceptance into every program I continued to apply to, including the prestigious Cornish College of Arts Visual Arts program in Seattle.  Major family events hit; life still had other plans for me at the time, and I had to let go of my dream – temporarily, as life would have it.
It has been a journey of picking up the brush again throughout the years. Inspired by love and the profound healing process I was experiencing through my healing arts career, one summer day I let go of all expectation, and just started again. Paint started randomly covering all of my old attempts at art throughout the years. I stayed with it, and unbeknownst to me at the time, I was discovering the freedom of expression of abstract art.  The wellspring of creativity, now reactivated, has overflowed onto the  canvas of my life with fluidity, vibrant color and a rediscovered  passion. Finally life has what it had been missing for so many years – a return to Art, where my heart was hiding; and could finally come out  again. Such is the promise of pursuing what is deepest in our hearts –  divine love.

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 20th  at midnight. Fees must be paid at the time of submission via the online form.  $30.00 for up to 3 images for Members and $45.00 for up to 3 images for Non-Members. Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side)  You must include your name, your e-mail address, the name of the piece, the size, medium of the work, and the selling price.



Submission Deadline for JPG’s: Date: Friday, April 20th at midnight.

Acceptance Notification:           Date: Friday, April 27th

Deliver artwork:                        Date: Saturday, May 5th between 10am and 2pm

Exhibit Open to the Public:        Date: May 7th– June 1st, Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Reception:                                Date: Saturday, May 12th, 6-9pm

Pick up artwork:                       Date: Saturday, June 2nd,  10 am – 2 pm


This show is open to TVAA members (and/or non-members).

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/competitions-calls-for-entries/texas-visual-arts-association-signs-of-the-unseen-call-for-art/

Ricardo Paniagua: Miracles, Prophecies, and Revelations opens Dec. 9 at Bivins

OPENING DATE: December 9, 2017

CLOSING DATE: January 20, 2018

RECEPTION: Saturday, December 9, 2017 5-8pm

ARTIST: Ricardo Paniagua

EXHIBIT TITLE: Ricardo Paniagua: Miracles, Prophecies, and Revelations

VENUE: Bivins Gallery: 300 Crescent Court, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75201; 214-272-2795http://www.bivinsgallery.com/


Bivins Gallery is pleased to present Ricardo Paniagua: Miracles, Prophecies, and Revelations from December 9, 2017 through January 20, 2018. Ricardo Paniagua has become known as a visual artist for his trompe l’oeil constructions and dream-inspired canvases. The descendent of generations of master tile artisans, Paniagua’s creativity manifests itself in precise geometry and does not rely on a catalogue of historical art references. Rhythm and form unite his geometric sculptures, wall sculptures, and tondos with the deep spirituality of many of his canvas paintings. The solo exhibition will open at Bivins Gallery with a reception on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 5 to 8pm. Complimentary valet parking will be provided, as well as validated self-parking.


Ricardo Paniagua

The Green Tree, 2007

Mixed media on canvas

96” x 72”



Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/ricardo-paniagua-miracles-prophecies-and-revelations-opens-dec-9-at-bivins/

The Enigma of Divination – works on paper by Dennis Gonzalez with music by Ataraxia


The Grackle Art Gallery is honored to present a solo exhibition of works on paper by Dennis Gonzalez on May 14th. He will be performing with his new group Ataraxia and displaying his new works on paper.

His artwork is a mix of cultural icons and mystical symbols presented with vibrant colors on black backgrounds which create a rich tableau that appears to contain ancient messages.

Ataraxia’s premier performance at the Benbrook Public Library’s “Music Monday” was an enlightened and brilliant masterwork of Eastern-tinged jazz. The trio consists of Dennis Gonzalez (trumpet, gongs, percussion and vocals), Drew Phelps (contrabass and percussion) and Jagath Lakpriya (tabla). The music is spacious in quality and flows with Eastern rhythms.

4621 El Campo, Fort Worth, Saturday, May 14th, 7-11pm, 817-615-0681, Free.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/the-enigma-of-divination-works-on-paper-by-dennis-gonzalez-with-music-by-ataraxia/

Erik Skjolsvik – Meditations from the Median opens Jan. 23 at Gallery 414


Meditations from the Median by Erik Skjolsvik

January 23 through February 21

Opening Reception on January 23, 6:00 – 9:00PM

Gallery 414 is pleased to announce Meditations from the Median, a one person exhibition featuring non-representational paintings and drawings by Erik Skjolsvik. The exhibition opens on Saturday, January 23, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, with the artist in attendance; and the reception is free and open to the public.

Using ink on paper and ink on Kozo paper adhered to canvas or linen, Skjolsvik renders calligraphic forms in repetition until he intuitively halts. The end product reflects controlled chaos or possibly a quiet spiritual quest. Whatever the interpretation, the titles may reference feelings of past or present, theory of mental inhibitions or ambitions and unpopular culture.  The non-representational forms are not conscious abstractions of anything that he conceives of through premeditated processes; they are rather like documented feelings or behaviors created with a few simple materials.

Meditations from the Median will highlight mostly recent works from 2014 and 2015. One of the galleries will be devoted to the same body of work that spans twenty years. The older work will be the tiny journal like drawings created all over the country during his travels as a preparator for museums.


Gallery 414

414 Templeton, Fort Worth, 76107



Erik Skjolsvik

Erik Skjolsvik


Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/erik-skjolsvik-meditations-from-the-median-opens-jan-23-at-gallery-414/

Pamela Nelson: Circles of Life reception Oct. 29

St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts, a center for the arts in East Dallas, is pleased to announce our upcoming Justus Sundermann Gallery exhibition: Pamela Nelson’s Circles of Life.
Pamela Nelson is a renowned Dallas artist with years of exhibition experience. Her spiritual works have touched many, and we are honored to host her this fall! Please help us spread the word about this FREE exhibition, so that more members of the Dallas community might have the opportunity to view, learn and appreciate the cultural treasures we have to offer, free of charge!
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Cathedral is located at 5100 Ross Avenue, one mile east of the Dallas Arts District.  See cathedralartsdallas.org for more information, or call 214-887-6552.
(Located inside St. Matthew’s Episcopal Cathedral)

WHEN: Thursday, October 29 through Sunday, November 22

October 29, 6:00–8:00 pm
Artist Talk: 7:00 pm
Free admission.
Gallery Hours: Sundays 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, and by appointment.

Pamela Nelson is an artist living in Dallas, working in painting, mixed media, and public art installations. She has exhibited in over 100 national venues, including the Dallas Museum of Art, Austin Museum of Art, Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, Beaumont Museum of Art, Texas, National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC, and the National Arts Club in New York City.

Pamela Nelson is represented by Craighead Green Gallery, in Dallas.

Visit the artist online at: http://pamelahnelson.com/


Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/pamela-nelson-circles-of-life-reception-oct-29/

SPIRIT and MATTER opens at the DMA


Spirit and Matter: Masterpieces from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art

September 18, 2015 to July 31, 2016 | Focus I Gallery
Spirit and Matter: Masterpieces from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art is the first exhibition at the DMA of art from the rarely shown and internationally renowned Keir Collection of Islamic Art. The exhibition presents a selection of over fifty masterworks in various mediums—from rock crystal to works on paper, metalwork, ceramics, carpets, and textiles—and explores thirteen centuries of Islamic art making across three continents, from Spain to Central Asia. These magnificent objects highlight the aesthetic and cultural resonances imbued in these masterpieces by the people who made them. Organized and developed by the DMA’s Senior Advisor for Islamic Art Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir, Spirit and Matter marks the first time these works will be on view in North America.


Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/spirit-and-matter-opens-at-the-dma/

Sol to Soul April 25 – 26


April 25 – April 26

Ash Studios

3203 Ash Ln, Dallas, Texas 75226


A conscious collective art show based on our connection to the Sun and the sacredness of our souls. Introducing Catharsis Art! All art work is inspired by: THE SUN,THE EARTH .SPIRITUALITY .YOGA .MEDITATION AND INSIGHT .METAPHYSICS AND COUNTERCULTURE.


Cost:$11 at the door. $7 preshow tickets. Cash is highly appreciated.Card reader on hand. Comfortable and relaxed attire is recommended, high heels are not.

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/sol-to-soul-april-25-26/


awakeningyour spirit2March 7th 2015 , 12:00pm-5:00 Pm 
“Awakening Your Spirit” Art Festival 
@Diggin ‘It , McKinney DownTown – 507 N. Tennessee St. theDigginItShop.com
Spiritual and Visionary art festival organized by  ArtofBeingness (DFW Based Spiritual & Visionary art Group ).A Unique Festival for your Soul ! This day will be dedicated to sharing art that inspires creativity, awareness and enlightenment for the soul.
–  Live Music
– Community Art project : Come and Co-CREATE !!
– Art display & Sale by 5 Artists: *Crystal Infused Art *Channeled Painting *Inspirational Art *Mandalas * Soul Art


Awakening Your Spirit Art Fest

Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/exhibits-events/awakening-your-spirit-art-fest-march-7/

Intuitive Mandala Art Workshop Feb. 7 & 8

creativearising_mandala _flyer_new

What’s New?
New Year , New Energies, New workshop !!
“Intuitive Mandala Art Workshop”
February 7 & 8, 2015
Irving, TX


Once again Spiritual & Intuitive Artist Noopur & Mixed Media Artist Sharon Giles collaborate together to bring you this Unique experience of Mandala Art to help release blockages, enhance energy balance & creativity and more …

Creative_arising _Mandala

Mandala” is an ancient symbol denoting the essence of Universe. They are also spiritual meditation tools representing wholeness, harmony and balance of energy. Detailed design and soothing colors have attracted artists from all cultures to paint Mandala over centuries as an artistic expression of soul.

This workshop invites you to explore and create an intuitive Mandala connecting with your own energies , in a relaxed Meditative approach.
Connect with the Soul’s wisdom and discover the message the universe holds for you , through this Intuitive style of Painting.

The workshop will be conducted with Guided Meditations and Soothing music . We will be painting a 24”x24” Mandala, using Professional quality acrylic paints. Read More…

REGISTER at http://creativearising.blogspot.com/p/chakra-mandala-workshop.html

Creative_arising _Mandala2


Come see these beautiful mandalas & more at Noopur’s exhibit opening Sunday, January 25th:

The Quest: Solo Art Exhibition by Noopur Agarwal


Permanent link to this article: http://artgroupsdfw.com/classes-workshops/chakra-mandala-art-workshop-feb-78/