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Rachel Meginnes + Kelly O’Briant: What Remains opens Feb. 1 at Haggerty Gallery in Irving

New Exhibition | Rachel Meginnes + Kelly O’Briant: What Remains

Please join us for the opening reception of What Remains on Thursday, February 1, 5:30-8 p.m.

  • Artist talk | 5:30 to 6 p.m., Art History Auditorium
  • Reception | 6 to 8:00 p.m., Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery

What Remains speaks to both visual and conceptual depth – of the inherent memory embedded in the works of artist-educator Rachel Meginnes and Kelly O’Briant, assistant professor of ceramics, at the University of Dallas. For Meginnes, actual material, in the form of reclaimed textiles, forms the foundation of her process, a physical and metaphorical layering of wear and re-adapting, moving forward and revealing the past. In the work of O’Briant, the remainders are often phantom forms – a chimaera or abstraction of scientific theory. Her work in ceramics has explored the notions of dark matter, light and shadow, the passage of time. For this exhibition, O’Briant mines the emotional effect of unsettlement and reconstruction – the physical act of carrying the past forward.

We are delighted that both artists will be on campus to give an artist presentation at the reception on Thursday, Feb.1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Haggar Auditorium in the Art Village on the University of Dallas campus, followed by a reception in the gallery. The exhibition is available for viewing through Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018.  

This exhibition is curated by Kathryn Gremley, Director of Penland Galler and travels to us from the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina. To view an online catalog of the show and for more information on the great work they do at Penland visit here.

Image Credits:
T. Image of the work installed at Penland Gallery, Nov/Oct, 2017
L. Rachel Meginnes, Mantle (Fragment) Deconstructed quilt, metal leaf, India ink, and acrylic, 18 x 14.75, inches framed, 2017.
R. Kelly O’Briant, All Good things (Detail), Porcelain, gold (112 gold bowls containing porcelain seeds), wood base, 44 x 76 x 4 inches | bowls 2.5 x 1.5 inches, 2017.
Copyright Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, Penland Gallery, Rachel Meginnes and Kelly O’Briant © *|2017|* *|Beatice M. Haggerty Gallery|*, All rights reserved.
*|Image Credit: Installation shot of What Remains at Penland Gallery featuring work of Rachel Meginnes and Kelly O’Briant|*Our mailing address is:

Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery

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Textiles Workshop Weaving Series at Oil & Cotton




with Sarita Westrup
Tuesdays, March 21-April 25, 7-9pm

In this 6 week Intro to Textiles course students will explore 2D and 3D techniques such as Shibori – a Japanese term for several methods of dyeing cloth with Indigo and forming a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing, or capping; Block Printing –  create graphic repeat patterns on cloth. Learn to carve an image from a rubber block as well as how to print using screen printing inks; Silk Painting – learn how to use synthetic dyes to paint images on silk cloth. Students will lean how to prep the silk surface for painting and explore basic silk painting techniques and materials such as resist paste, salt, and alcohol, Basketry – learn how to make a three dimensional form using the coiling technique with cotton cord. Explore how to make closed bottoms, open bottom basket, and how to finish the lip of a basket.


with June Covington
Sundays, March 5-19, 3-6pm

If you have wanted to try your hand at weaving, this three part workshop is the perfect place to start.  Participants will begin by learning how to weave on a loom that is already “dressed” or prepared with a warp. Everyone will complete a soft wrap/scarf or a cotton table runner.  Focus will be on weaving skills, fringe-making and finishing options. The class size will be SMALL so that hands-on guidance is available for every step of the process. Limited to four students. ALL LEVELS WELCOME!



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NEW WINTER WORKSHOPS & more at Oil & Cotton



with Jay Bailey
Saturday, December 10, 3-6pm
This workshop will explore the use of watercolor and mixed media techniques to render and depict a human portrait. Watercolor has unique qualities which allow for flexible applications and dynamic paintings. We will discuss material considerations such as brushes, papers, surfaces, and paints. We will also cover concepts and methods which will open doors for any level of painter, such as a limited palette and the role of preliminary drawings.


with Scott Horn
Sunday, January 15, 2-5pm
Learn the basics of leatherworking. Sheridan-style decorative leatherwork is a distinctively American craft traditions, with deep roots in Texas. This class will teach the traditional techniques to turn a strip of raw hide into a finished piece of wearable art.


with Sarita Westrup and Analise Minjarez
Thursdays, January 19-23, 7-9pm
In this 6 week Intro to Textiles course students will explore three 2D techniques and one 3D technique through explorations and samples. Shibori – A Japanese term for several methods of dyeing cloth with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing, or capping. We will focus on exploring four stitching techniques on cloth and dye with indigo. Block Printing – Create graphic repeat patterns on cloth. Carve an image from a rubber block and practice your printing skills. Silk Painting – Use synthetic dyes to paint images on silk cloth. Prep the silk surface for painting and explore basic silk painting techniques and materials such as resist paste, salt, and alcohol. Basketry – Make a three dimensional form using the coiling technique with cotton cord. Make closed and open bottom baskets, and learn to finish the lip of a basket.


with Allie Biddle
Sunday, January 22, 1-4pm
Learn the basics of hand embroidery. Beginning as a decorative art for items worn and around the home, embroidery has grown into being a leading technique of fibers art. This workshop will go through a reference guide of basic introductory stitches and a weave. After, students use these learned stitches to embroider on their given designs. During the designs, we will chat about transferring designs onto fabric, as well as what it is like to embroider different materials.



The Oil and Cotton shop is full of the best art supplies, creative kits, handmade gifts and educational toys for the kiddos. Visit during our extended holiday hours. Knowledgeable staff are ready to help you choose the perfect gift for your family and friends. Gift certificates are available as well.





This SPRING our award winning weekly classes explore the celebratory spirit of rebirth, the excitement of change, and the joy of learning to create something from nothing. Find your place here!

Enroll at any time for Weekly Classes for age two – adults will run through May 26th. Register at:



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Shibori Workshop April 3


Shibori Workshop

hosted by Magda Dia & Silky Hart

Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 

McKinney Art House

502 N Kentucky St.

McKinney, TX  75069

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon learning the magic of Indigo dye through Shibori techniques in this hands-on workshop.

To register: jumpintoart.com (click on Payments/Deposits)

Cost: $55 registration prior to April 1; $65 at the door

Includes all materials. Participants may bring up to seven items to dye.

Contact Magda Dia at Magdadiausa@gmail.com or 214.937.9157 with any questions.


Submitted by Mgada Dia. Email: Magdadiausa@gmail.com

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2016 VisionMakers @ 108 Contemporary – entries due April 1st


2016 VisionMakers
Call for Entries

108|Contemporary announces a Call for Entries for VisionMakers 2016, our signature juried exhibition for Oklahoma and Regional artists working in 2- and 3-dimensional fine craft. The purpose is to spotlight and reward excellence by Oklahoma and Regional fine craft artists. The exhibition will be held at 108|Contemporary, a beautiful gallery space in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District, from October 7 – November 19, 2016.

The exhibition is open to individuals 18 years and older who reside in Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas and are not degree-seeking art students. Media is limited to 2- and 3-dimensional fine craft arts, such as, but not limited to: glass, fiber, metal, ceramics and wood. Installation work is encouraged. Work must be original, completed in the last 2 years and not produced while an art student. Must be the same work as submitted image.

Guest Juror
Namita Wiggers is a curator, writer, and museum consultant who combines her experience and training as an art historian, museum educator, ethnographer and design researcher, teacher, writer, and studio art jeweler. She is the former Director and Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon, and she is co-founder of the Critical Craft Forum. Wiggers considers how craft and design function as simultaneously distinct and intersecting practices, and how the exhibition operates as a site and space for cultural inquiry. She serves on the Board of Trustees, American Craft Council and on the curatorial board of accessCeramics.

There will be $10,000 in awards offered for VisionMakers 2016.

There will be a catalog produced in conjunction with the exhibit. 108|Contemporary recommends that accepted artists provide the highest quality image (300 dpi, approximately 1800 X 1200) for graphic reproduction of the work.

108|Contemporary will retain a 40% commission on all sales.

The artist is responsible for safe delivery and timely pickup of work. 108|Contemporary will insure work in its possession for the period of September 22 – November 22, 2016. The artist is responsible for damage and/or loss after the pickup date.

Entry Procedure
Please complete entry form online at http://www.callforentry.org using the following link: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2964&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes

Entries will be accepted beginning October 15th, 2015 and ending April 1st, 2016. Entries should include a bio or resume, short artist statement, contact information, label information, and images. Artists may submit up to three images for each of their three submissions; please only include images at 300 dpi. Entry fee is $35 for members of 108|Contemporary and $45 for nonmembers, and entry fees can be paid through the online submission system. Members should contact 108|Contemporary for the member’s code.

Images of accepted entries will be retained by 108|Contemporary, images of non-accepted work will be discarded. Submission of work to this exhibition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus and shall further include permission to reproduce work for publication, documentation and the press. No substitution of artwork for the original in the digital submission entries will be accepted.

All artwork must be for sale. Artists will be responsible for shipping work to the gallery and 108|Contemporary will pay for return shipping at the conclusion of the exhibition.

VisionMakers 2016 Calendar
April 1st, 2016 Entry Deadline
May 1st, 2016 Artist Notification
September 15th, 2016 Delivery of Artwork to 108 E. Brady, Tulsa, OK
October 7th, 2016 Exhibition Opens
November 20-22nd, 2016 Pick Up All Artwork

For more information, contact director@108contemporary.org or call us 918-895-6302.

Submitted by JoAnn Frizell. Email: joann@madchicks.co

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Fiber Artist Deborah Boschert Presentation at the VAST January 2016 Meeting

Deborah Boschert 100

Please join the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST), for a presentation by Fiber Artist Deborah Boschert on January 7th from 7 – 9 p.m. Ms. Boschert will share her most recent art quilts and talk about how she developed her own personal style. She will share examples of her favorite techniques, materials and themes. Deborah includes many symbolic shapes in her art quilts and she’ll discuss how those came to be. She will tell stories about exciting collaborations, surprising discoveries and finding inspiration in unexpected places.

Deborah’s quilts incorporate layers of fabric, paint and stitching. She often includes personal symbols like stones, houses, handwriting and leaves. Her work has been published in many books and magazines and her art quilts have been included in international exhibits and galleries. She is the host of the Quilting Arts DVD Workshop: Contemporary Fabric Collage.

Deborah is always seeking creative spirit, new ideas and a great cup of coffee. Deborah lives in Lewisville with her husband and two kids.

To find out more about Deborah, see: http://deborahsstudio.com/

The presentation takes place at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton and is only $3 for guests, and free for VAST Members. http://vastarts.org

Submitted by Rebecca Barham. Email: rebecca.barham@unt.edu

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Cultura Tejida: An Exhibition of Traditional Mexican Embroidery and Textiles


Cultura Tejida: An Exhibition of Traditional Mexican Embroidery and Textiles

September 18 – October 23, 2015

Reception: September 26th, 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Oak Cliff Cultural Center • (214) 670-3777www.dallasculture.org/occc

223 W. Jefferson Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75208

Discover the beauty and artistry of traditional clothing from across Mexico with Cultura Tejida. This collection of embroidered and woven pieces presents a sample of various styles and influences brought by other cultures as well as the environment. Come and experience the diversity that makes up the unique culture of embroidery and textiles of Mexico.

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center will host a reception for the Cultura Tejida on September 26, from 5:30pm-8:00pm with a brief Folklorico performance by Alegre Ballet Folklorico at 6:30pm. Exhibit will be on display from September 18, 2015 – October 23, 2015.

About the Curator
Pedro Perez II, founder and director of Alegre Ballet Folklorico, has been involved in the Folklorico culture for 30 years. Born and raised in Oak Cliff, Texas, Pedro has always had a love for the artistry and beauty of Mexican and Latino Culture. In May 1988, Pedro’s parents found Manuel and Guadalupe “Wally” Godinez and the Ballet Folklorico Hispano de Dallas, thus beginning his career in Ballet Folklorico. In 1993, Pedro went on to establish Alegre Ballet Folklorico. Along with dance and choreography, Pedro has taken on the task of designing and making several of Alegre’s costumes. Outside of Alegre, he has worked with TeCo Theatrical Productions as a costume designer, stage manager, actor, as well as teaching in schools and recreation centers throughout the Dallas / Fort Worth area.


Monday – Friday
10:30am – 3:30pm


Office Visits by Appointment
223 W. Jefferson Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75208

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Experiment, Fabricate Online, Exhibit in NYC: Digital Fabrication Residency



Experiment, Fabricate Online, Exhibit in NYC: Digital Fabrication Residency

Digital Fabrication Residency is a professional development program engaging artists with digital tools for project visualization and fabrication workflows for 3D printing, CNC routing, laser cutting, digital embroidery, textile printing, animation and other platforms. A core concept of this program is to engage in the digital craft of making as it concerns technology augmenting with traditional fabrication concepts, processes and materials. Residents learn software workflows and become knowledgeable in current applications of technology in the production of art. Residents accepted into the summer and fall programs will have the opportunity to exhibit artworks created in the program in an exhibition in NYC organized by Digital Fabrication Residency.

Our program consists of an Online Program that includes group workshops, individual project development, guest speakers and invaluable resource information for understanding digital fabrication workflows. We also offer an Online/Onsite residency that is specifically catered to individual project goals that develop initially through online project development finalizing with onsite learning with machines and fabrication with the artist. Both programs provide artists with limited licenses to selected software and optional 3D print, laser cut, textile print or digital embroidery resources. Also as part of our programing, Digital Fabrication Residency hosts online guest speaker presentations during the residency session that are open to residents and the public.

To learn more about the range of topics covered in DFR Group Workshops visit: http://www.digitalfabricationresidency.com/residency-workshops/

Digital Fabrication Residency seeks to empower artists with working knowledge of digital tools as they concern contemporary art studio practices. From concept to execution, we offer a range of informative programs and services to educate and facilitate artists. We welcome applicants of beginner to advanced levels. Please see our application for additional information concerning application requirements and residency participation fees. Extended residency sessions are available for accepted applicants.


Residency Dates:

Summer Session 2: 6 Week Residency: July 27 – September 4, 2015

Fall Session 1: 4 Week Residency: September 14 – October 9, 2015

Fall Session 2: 4 Week Residency: October 19 – November 13, 2015

See Apply Form for Additional Session Dates

Online/Onsite Program: 5 Week Program: *Applicant must specify preferred dates between June 1 – November 20, 2015

There is a required $15 application fee. To apply visit: http://www.digitalfabricationresidency.com/apply/

To learn more about the Subsidized Residency Work-Exchange Program visit: http://www.digitalfabricationresidency.com/residency-participation-fee-disclosures/


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Arts in the Square – Last Call for Entries! 1/23/15 DEADLINE


Arts in the Square is an outdoor juried fine arts festival hosted by Frisco Square in collaboration with the Frisco Independent School District, with proceeds going to Frisco Family Services and the Frisco Education Foundation.

Frisco Square would like to see 500 applicants, although only 120 artists will be accepted.


Here are the highlights:

– cash prizes for artists participating in the festival: a Best-in-Show ($500) and Juror’s Choice ($500).

-Artists can submit work in one of 10 categories, including fine arts/graphics, pottery, painting, textiles, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, photography, wood, and miscellaneous.

– Last year more than 20,000 people attended.

-DFW area teachers and professors are allowed to share a booth



-$25 application fee

-$325 booth fee (10’x10′ space)

-artist keeps proceeds from sales but must comply with state comptroller for all taxes


Questions? Email artsinthesquare@friscosquare.com or call/text 972-689-6317 and ask for Paige.

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Fiber Creations: Denton Handweavers Guild


The Denton Handweavers Guild celebrates and is open to all interested in the art of handweaving. This exhibition features the latest works by members including textiles, baskets, and garments.

Now showing in the Gough Gallery, November 14 – January 4, 2015. This exhibit is free and open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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