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TAC Impromptu Invitational call for art

image from our previous “TAC Impromptu Invitational”


The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is proud to present our 2nd “TAC Impromptu Invitational”. This call for artists is open to active Texas Artists Coalition members to exhibit their artwork at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center during August 2017.
All active members of the TAC are encouraged to send submissions of both 2-D and 3-D works. The only restriction is the artwork cannot have been previously displayed at the FWCAC. Please include the dimensions and medium of your work in your submission. For consideration, please e-mail your submission to jlevy@artscouncilfw.org. If selected, a $5 entry fee per artwork is required for participation in the show. The deadline for submissions is July 25th and artists will be notified on July 26th. All work must be dropped of on Friday July 28th.

This exhibition opportunity is only open for active TAC members and space is limited. For more information on joining the TAC or renewing your membership, please click here: http://www.texasartistscoalition.org/membership-and-benefits


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12th Annual TAC Juried Exhibit Call for Entries – deadline July 15

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Texas Artists Coalition is Proud to Present: 

The 12th Annual TAC Juried Exhibit


EXHIBITION DATES: August 4 – August 27, 2017 

RECEPTION: Friday, August 4, 2017


·             A Solo Exhibition during Fall Gallery Night 2017. Fall Gallery Night is an event that occurs once a year during September. It is arguably our most popular opening of year were we anticipate more than 3000 visitors in a single night.

·             The Iris Wilson Award ($100 prize)

CALL TO ARTISTS: Only TAC members with active accounts may submit up to 3 artworks open to all disciplines with no theme. To learn more about TAC or become a member please click here. All mediums accepted including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art with no size restrictions. The show will occur in Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s premier, 3000 square foot, Front Gallery. All artwork must be original and must not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person. The juror is Ann Ekstrom.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Ann Ekstrom is a Fort Worth painter from a family of artists – raised in the art-oriented household of her mother, the late painter and printmaker, Beth Lea Clardy. She earned a B.FA. degree from Texas Christian University, and received additional academic training at the University of Texas at Austin and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Ekstrom’s interests and versatility range from printmaking to watercolor painting to large-scale oils. Her 72-foot painting, Hints of a Life, is permanently installed at Tarrant County College, Southeast Campus. Her paintings are included in corporate and private collections across North Texas. Ekstrom is a popular Fort Worth lecturer and has been featured in the Kimbell Art Museum’s program “The Artist’s Eye.” In addition to studio work, Ekstrom currently works as a painting instructor for Texas Christian University’s Extended Education program. She was recently selected by the office of Fort Worth Public Art for a project at Penrose and W. Vickerin the neighborhood now officially known as “Bomber Heights.” Ekstrom is a long-time promoter of Art in the Metroplex; a steering committee member of EASL (Emergency Artists’ Support League), and was recently a member of the Exhibition Advisory Panel of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

ABOUT THE VENUE: Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations through our competitive Grants Program and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.

SUBMISSION: Work will be juried from images submitted only through the gallery’s online submission. $15 submission fee for up to three pieces. Works will not be reviewed if you are not an active TAC Member. Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size as 3MB. Do not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in image file names. Video and audio files can be submitted through links. FWCAC reserves the right to reject inaccurately represented work, or incomplete submission.

PRESENTATION: Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging. D-rings should be used for heavy works, wires for works under 5lbs. Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels on paper must be under Plexiglass. 

DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted before midnight (CMT) on July 15, 2017. FWCAC will notify applicants by July 25, 2017.

SALES: All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary. 25% of proceeds from sales will go to FWCAC and the remainder to the artists. 

RECEIVING:  Hand-delivered and shipped work must arrive on July 30th or 31st between 9am – 6pm. Substitutions and late arriving work will not be exhibited. Work must remain for the duration of exhibition. 

SHIPMENT: All shipped work must have a returned mailing label included and must arrive in a package that can be reused for the return shipment. 

REMOVAL:  All hand delivered work must be picked up on Aug 28, 2017 from 9 – 6PM. Works not removed on these days will be placed in storage and released at gallery’s convenience. Any work left for 60 days after the assigned pick up date becomes the property of the Arts Center.


·         July 15, 2017 – Deadline for submission

·         July 25, 2017 – Notifications emailed to artists

·         June 30 + July 31, 2017 – Delivery of artwork

·         August 4, 2017 – Opening Reception, 6 -9 pm

·         August 27, 2017 – Closing

·         August 28, 2017 – Show comes down, pick up or repacked for return shipment

USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted may be used for non-commercial, marketing or promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to:

Jonathan Mark LevyProgram and Exhibition Manager

1300 Gendy Street

Fort Worth, TX,  76107

direct: 817.298.3021


LIABILITY: This document represents a contract between the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and the person(s) named on this document. Acceptance of this contract is a specific acceptance of the terms listed. Objects exhibited in the FWCAC will be given great care. Unless the artist wishes to provide his/her own insurance coverage, the FWCAC will insure all exhibitions under its existing insurance policy, which covers up to $500,000, against all risks of physical loss or damage while on the premises during the period of the exhibition. If the exhibitor(s) wish to provide his/her own insurance, such actions constitute the release of the FWCAC from any liability in connection with the exhibition. Coverage is not authorized past the exhibition and artwork may not be stored at the FWCAC unless prior arrangements have been made. The FWCAC allows visitors to photograph works of art. Artists are required to contribute 25% from work sold in the exhibition. By submitting your artwork, you are agreeing to the terms above.

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FWCAC: June Gallery Call for Texas Artists Coalition Members (TAC)


The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is proud to present a special invitation to active members of the Texas Artists Coalition (TAC) to exhibit their artwork in our galleries during this upcoming June. All active members of the TAC are encouraged to send submissions. Both 2-D and 3-D works in all mediums are welcome. For consideration, please e-mail high resolution image files of your work with the dimensions of each piece. If selected, a $5 entry fee per artwork is required for participation in the show. Please e-mail your submissions to Kim Nguyen at knguyen@artscouncilfw.org.

This exhibition opportunity is only open for active TAC members and limited space is available. The Texas Artists Coalition offers various benefits to support the development of all artists in its membership program including peer reviews, juried exhibitions, workshops and discounts. For more information on joining the TAC or renewing your membership, please click here to go to the TAC website.


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TAC Small Works Show 

Reception for the Artists
Saturday, November 12, 2016
6 – 9pm

Free and Open to the Public

60+ Artists
Small, affordable artworks!

820 Currie St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Parking is free with validation

Exhibition: November 12, 2016 – January 5, 2017


Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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TAC Workshop: Artist Portfolio/CV by Art Tooth Nov. 7

Art Tooth, in collaboration with the Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s Texas Artists Coalition, is excited to offer a series of workshops on professional artist practices ranging from creating a portfolio to building a website and social media following.
November 7, 2016; 6pm: Portfolio/CV
Our first workshop will show artists how to create, update and perfect their portfolios for professional presentation. This  workshop, led by Art Tooth Co- Director Dee Lara and Art Tooth Curator Aimee Cardoso will provide an overview of what a portfolio is, how it’s used, the differences between an artist CV and artist résumé. We will also expand on Artist Statement vs. Artist Bio. The workshop will take place at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76102. Fee: $20

Some of the specifics we’ll cover:

Getting Started: Preparing + Organizing Your Portfolio
Documenting Work: Tips + Tricks
Artist Résumé vs. Artist CV: What’s the Difference?
Artist CV: Do’s and Don’ts
Artist Bio and Artist Statement.

TAC members should email for discount code before signing up.


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TAC Fall 2016 Workshops


This week for the Texas Artists Coalition, we are featuring workshops at the FWCAC. For information on local area opportunities and classes, member exhibits, and national/international art opportunities, see other weeks’ newsletters or the TAC website We missed sending out emails while I was out on vacation. Our apologies.

TAC Workshops


Professional Art Photography
Fort Wort Community Art Center
Instructor: David Wharton
August 27, 2016; 10AM – 5PM 
David Wharton, photographer to the best artists in town, will at the FWCAC onSaturday, August 27, 10AM – 5PM.  TAC artists may bring UP TO 5 artworks to be photographed (non-TAC members may sign up for TAC membership on the spot). There will be a charge of $20 per artwork for 2D, and for each view of 3D work. You will receive two sizes of color-corrected and cropped jpg images for each artwork. Images will be ready in 2 weeks. These images will also be appropriate to send to exhibit calls and submissions.
More Information and signup

Life Drawing

Fort Worth Community Art Center
Instructor: Carol Ivey
Saturday mornings, October 15 – November 19, 2016  
6 sessions
Course description: Life Drawing
This class is aimed at the beginning and intermediate level. Emphasis will be on developing and engaging visual perception to see the human form in terms of unique configuration. Participants learn and practice exercises in gesture, contour, shape, proportion, value, and expression. Some structure and anatomy will be presented. Poses vary in length from the quick study to the more finished drawing. All work is done from the live unclothed model.

Contact Carol Ivey or at  817.774.6048 Website

Woodcut Workshop
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
Instructor: Junanne Peck
September 17, 2016; 10AM – 4PM

Printing from a drawing carved into wood is the oldest and most straightforward form of printmaking. All aspects of the process will be covered, including drawing on the block, carving your design and printing techniques for making black-and-white and color prints. Open to all levels, and an excellent introduction to printmaking for beginners.

At the end of this workshop, you will have produced your very own one-color woodcut print on paper and fabric. No experience is necessary and the workshop is open to anyone who wants to learn how to carve and print.

Limited to 15 participants. $75 members/$85 non-members. This includes supply fee. junannepeck@mac.com

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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