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TAG in the Morning features Bennie Wood at Oct. 11th meeting

The next TAG in the Morning meeting will be on Wednesday, October 11, 10am to 12 noon

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671 (817) 283-1422  www.trinityartsguild.net

Guest demo artist will be Bennie Wood.

This is a great opportunity to learn from Bennie Wood . She will be sharing her methods for solving the problem of a painting you are not happy with. Come get some great ideas to save that painting you think is beyond help.

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Trinity Arts Guild 2017 Fall Members Show call for entries – due Oct. 3

Open to T.A.G members. https://www.trinityartsguild.net/
Deliver artwork on Tuesday October 3rd 9:30-1:30pm
and 6:00-8:00pm to the Trinity Arts Guild

Prospectus: fall members show Prospectus 2017ready

Join or renew your membership now! https://www.trinityartsguild.net/membership

 Entries will not be accepted if they have been in a
previous TAG juried show.
 Entries must have been completed since January 2014.
 Artist’s original work only. Photos may be used as reference
as long as the artist uses their own photos (not
from published or copyrighted sources.)
 No Nudes
 No Photographs
 Three dimensional work may not exceed 30”x30”x30”
and should not exceed 30 lbs.
 Framed artwork should not exceed 52”x52” (including
the frame) and should not exceed 30 lbs.

*Final acceptance or rejection of entries is at the
discretion of the Show Chairperson Kimmie Hamm.
Entry and Payment:
First 3 entries for TAG members $35
Each additional entry up to 6 total entries is $10
Make Checks payable to Trinity Arts Guild or Pay
online with PayPal at: http://
All Entry fees are non-refundable

Calendar of Events:
 Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017– Intake and delivery
of artwork accepted 9:30-1:30pm and
 Thursday October 5th, 2017– Show opens
 Monday November 6th ,2017 – Reception and
awards at 6:30pm (prior to the monthly meeting)
 Tuesday November 7th,2017– Close of the show
all artwork must be picked up

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Trinity Arts Guild Classes

Trinity Arts Guild Classes

These classes are held in the Trinity Arts Guild Studio/Gallery in Bedford.



Barbara McFarland
12:30 to 3:30pm
your choice of media

Bennie Wood
6:30 pm to 9:30pm

Celeste McCall
Portrait Group
3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Johnny “Mahto” Hogue
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Oils or your choice of media

Bennie Wood
9:30 to 12:30

Johnny “Mahto” Hogue
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Oils or media of your choice

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2017 Trinity Arts Guild Open Show Reception June 10 & Award Winners

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2017 Trinity Arts Guild Open Show

May 3 – June 10, 2017

Closing Reception & Awards   Saturday, June 10th 4:00pm5:30pm

For images of all the artwork go to https://www.trinityartsguild.net/2017-open-show-entries


Best of Show:  Long Black Hair by Ismail Mahmood (above)
Hogue Johnny Mahto B Texas Banker
First: Texas Banker by Mahto Hogue
Second:  Lazy Saturday by Steve Ko
Third:  Catch of the Day by Beverly Richmond


First:  Provence by Kinji Nishikawa

Second:  Chasing the Storm by Court Bailey
Third:  A Little Bit Shy by Pamela Oldham
Acrylic/Mixed Media
First;  At the Apothecary by Linda Akins
Second: Persian Marble by Darlia Hobbs
Third:  Free Yourself by Sharon Giles
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Three Dimensional:
First: Obscure Sole by Curtis Frederick
Second:  Up a Tree by Stormie Parker
Third:  The Call by Kimmie Hamm
Dry Media:   Richardson Art Excellence Award:  Gold leaf and Charcoal by Patrick Ollila
                      Mid-cities Excellence Award    A House Late Afternoon by Marie Maines
Honorable Mentions:
1.  Rainy Day by Sammy Tally
2.  Texas Carol by Celeste McCall
3:  Madam Monarch by Krystyna Dale
4.  Teamwork by Suzanne McNeil-Sparks
5.  Il Duomo In Florence by Jim Evans
Juror was Sarah Graham  (her website SarahGrahamArt.com)
Show Chair: Kimmie Hamm

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Laurin McKracken demo on Art Marketing June 5 & Patty Cross alcohol inksdemo June 14 for TAG in Bedford


Trinity Arts Guild: Meetings are held on the first Monday evening of the month (except for Labor Day.) Visitors and guests are welcome to attend our monthly meetings and demonstrations. Our next meeting will be on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm.

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671

(817) 283-1422 http://trinityartsguild.net

June 5, 2017 – Laurin McKracken

Noted Watercolorist, will discuss how to market your artwork . Refreshments at 6:40 pm Demonstration will begin at 7:00 pm


Laurin McCracken is the Chief Marketing Officer of Jacobs Global Building NA in Ft. Worth, Texas. He has put the skills learned over the years in drawing, photography and observation to use as a watercolorist. He studied with Gwen Bragg at the Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia and with Alain Gavin at the Art Institute in Chicago. He has paintings in corporate and private collections, including McGraw-Hill’s Corporate Collection and the Urban Land Institute. He also has photographs in the Graphics Arts Collection, Princeton University.

Born in Meridian, Mississippi, he holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University and a Masters in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University.

He has traveled extensively in Europe, the Middle East and Japan, both as a practicing architect, a photographer and a painter. His photographs have been widely published in architectural journals and as book covers and book illustrations.

McCracken is an award-winning artist whose paintings have been exhibited in juried shows coast to coast including the Philadelphia Water Color Society, Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, California Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society.


TAG in the Morning Meeting and  Demonstration 

June 14, 2017              10:00 AM                   Patty Cross

Patty Cross will be doing an Alcohol Inks demo and hands on mini class. Bring your creativity and about $4.00 to $8.00. to cover supplies. (Patty’s Husband Joe is very ill so if she cannot come there will be a fill in artist) Bring a covered dish for the end of year Luncheon to follow demo.

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Xiang Zhang Portrait Workshop April 13, 14 & 15 in Bedford

xiangzhangportraitsXiang Zhang – Portrait Workshop

April 13, 14 & 15, 2017

Renowned artist Xiang Zhang will present a portrait workshop with live models April 13, 14, &15, 2017 at Trinity Arts Guild; Bedford Boys Ranch in Bedford, TX. 

Workshop times: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Cost of the workshop will be:

     $375 for members of Trinity Arts Guild

     $425 for non-members

Minimum class size is 10 participants; maximum class size is 15 participants.

A deposit of $150 is required at time of sign up. This deposit will be non-refundable except in case of emergency.

To reserve your space sign up at trinityartsguild.org or contact Beverly Richmond via email ; phone/text 817-408-0719

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Celeste McCall critique March 8 at TAG in the Morning Meeting


TAG in the Morning Meeting

March 8, 2017 at 10:00 am

Guest Artist: Celeste McCall

Put Your Best Foot Forward during Show Season

Celeste McCall will be guiding a critique session during the March 8, 2017 meeting. Everyone is encouraged to bring one or two paintings. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn tips on composition, color, design to make your work sparkle. Celeste has a wonderful way of highlighting the positives while making constructive suggestions for areas that might use changes or improvement. Critiques that are done well spark thought and ideas as well as improvement in your artwork. It is the season for all the big shows. Put your best foot forward. Take time to attend and participate in the March critique.


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Court Bailey demo Jan. 11 for TAG in the Morning


In November Trinity Arts Guild merged of Mid Cities Fine Artists and will now sponsor two demonstrations per month for their members.  Their normal evening meeting on the first Monday and the morning meeting on the second Wednesday of the month.  Meetings are open to former mid-cities members, tag members and visitors. 

For more information go to our updated website at www.trinityartsguild.net

Trinity Arts Guild Gallery/Studio located at: 2819 R. D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford, TX  76021 in Boys Ranch Park

January 11, 2017 – TAG in the Morning
Court Bailey 10 am.

About Court Bailey

I have been in and out of the amateur art scene my whole life till I finally decided to became an Instructor in oils with Alexander Art, and Frank Clarke in watercolors.  I had been an instructor in the USAF and the FAA so it was a pretty easy transition. My problem, frequently, was that I would become discouraged and give up, then I came across a quote by Connor Cochran: “”…trying to do something is what creates the ability to do it… so it is the willingness to surrender to the struggle, not talent, that defines an artist”.  I have it in a prominent place in my studio and refer to it often.

I have always enjoyed trying new mediums and techniques and during  the holidays two years ago, I discovered Igor Kazarin, who’s work absolutely blew me away!  “Dry Brush” oil portraits were different, challenging and no one knew anything about the process … wow, I had to do this!  I found the process challenging but intriguing enough to persist (“surrender to the struggle”), and boy, does it teach you about values.  Dry Brushing is easily correctable with an ordinary eraser and when finished brings a softness that many mistake for charcoal or pastel.  By the way, this process is very popular in Europe with street artists but is hardly known in the U.S., hopefully, we can help change that, what a blast!.

Pam, said make it short, so if you want to see more of my artistic history, awards. blah, blah, blah, go to my web site: courtbaileyfineart.com.  I have one folder committed to Dry Brush Portraits.  See you Dec 14th.



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TAG “Embracing Exploration” Show call for entries


The 2017 Trinity Arts Guild Winter Members’ Juried Show challenge theme is “Embracing Exploration”. Up to $1,200 in prizes and cash awards. 

Prospectus: embracing-exploration

All entries must be presented to the Gallery between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Registration may be either in person on Feb. 7 or prior online. See Calendar of events for early entry options. Online registration and information:  http://www.trinityartsguild.net/prospectus-and-entry-forms

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery Bedford Boys Ranch Park 2819 R.D. Hurt Parkway Bedford, TX 76021

Entry and Payment: First 3 entries for TAG members is $35 Non-members may pay dues and entry fees to enter the show. Each additional entry up to 6 total entries is $5,

1. Works on Canvas or Hardboard
2. Works on Paper or Yupo
3. Three Dimensional Special recognition may be given for an entry in the Three Dimensional category if it also embraces the challenge.

Challenge Category 4. Embracing Exploration This entry should explore subjects or art forms from around the world. It may include but is not limited to exotic animals, tribal art, oriental painting techniques or works from exotic locations. Each entry must include a written artist statement about the work. The artist statement should be mounted on an 8”x10” mat board or framed to be hung with your artwork.

Calendar of Events

 Saturday, February 4, 2017 – 9:30 am to 11:00 am Early Drop off .
 Monday, February 6, 2017 – 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm Early Drop off (Early entries dropped off on Monday night must be pre-registered on-line.)
 Tuesday, February 7, 2017 – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Registration and Drop off for the Embracing Exploration Show. No late entries will be accepted.
 Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – Show Opens
 Monday, March 6, 2017 – Reception and awards 6:30 pm (prior to monthly meeting)
 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – Close of Show – all work must be picked up.


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Mid Cities Fine Artists merge with Trinity Arts Guild: “TAG in the Morning”


Trinity Arts Guild it pleased to announce the merger of Mid Cities Fine Artists with Trinity Arts Guild. 

Trinity Arts Guild (TAG) will now sponsor 2 demonstrations per month for their members.  Their normal evening meeting and the morning meeting on the second Wednesday of the month.  The morning meeting is open to former mid-cities members, tag members and visitors. 

10:00 am on Wednesday November 9 was our first TAG in the Morning demonstration.   It featured Pam Oldham doing watercolor portraits. The next demo will be Court Bailey on December 14.

For more information go to our updated website at www.trinityartsguild.net

Trinity Arts Guild Gallery/Studio located at:

2819 R. D. Hurt Parkway

Bedford, TX  76021

(inside the Boys Ranch Park)


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Tell Your City Story Cityscapes with Pam Oldham Nov. 16


Tell Your City Story Cityscapes, buildings, bridges and structures.

Wednesday November 16, 2016 9:00 am to 2:30 pm $50.00

Teacher: Pam Oldham. To register, contact Pam at 817-280-0410 or pamelaoldhamsart@gmail.com. Or go to the bottom of the TAG Workshops page at  http://www.trinityartsguild.net/workshops-and-classes

Pam offers a series of quarterly.classes. See more of Pam’s work at  or contact her through contact page.

Supplies: Foam board or backing board, masking tape, demos will be in watercolor but bring the paint and materials you wish to work with. Photo’s of architecture you want to paint or you may use mine.

Lunch: Depends on the weather……if it is good we may go on the road to a restaurant with a view and continue painting.

Location: Trinity Arts Guild, Bedford TX

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TAG 2016 Fall Members Juried Show call for entries


The Trinity Arts Guild Fall Members Show will be on display October 4, 2016 through November 8, 2016 at the TAG Gallery in Bedford. It is open to all members of Trinity Arts Guild  whose dues are current, so join or renew now! Non-members may pay dues and entry fees to enter the show.

For the prospectus and registration, see http://www.trinityartsguild.net/prospectus-and-entry-forms

You may use the online form to register and pay early. Then you can just drop off work or have someone else drop off work for the show.

Up to $1,500.00 in cash and prizes.

The challenge cateogry for Fall Members Show Challenge is the 1950s: A tribute to this great artistic decade and a nod to our 55 year history.  This entry should reflect anything that inspires you from this time period. Let’s have some fun with this nostalgic challenge.

Fall Members Show Categories:

1.  Works on Canvas/Hardboard
2.  Works on Paper/Yupo

3.  Three-Dimensional
4.  The 1950’s (challenge category)

Calendar of Events

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016 – Registration and delivery of artwork. Between 9:00 am and 1:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 5, 2016 – Show Opens
  • Monday, November 7, 2016 – Reception and awards 6:30 pm (prior to monthly meeting)
  • Tuesday November 8, 2016 – Close of show all work must be picked up

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Tony Saladino demo October 3 in Bedford


The next Trinity Arts Guild meeting will be on Monday, October 3, 2016.

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671 (817) 283-1422  http://www.trinityartsguild.net/

Schedule: Refreshments at 6:30 pm Special Member Info at 6:45 Vote at 7:00 Demo at 7:00 pm

Our Demo Artist is Tony Saladino

“As we look, study, and think about art, our lives are enriched. We are bombarded, every day, by repetitive visual images. They aren’t, necessarily, ones we freely choose. I hope that the images I make will please your eyes, stimulate your mind, and long be a source of pleasure. I also hope that you will find your visit interesting and educational.”

Tony Saladino was born in New Orleans. His BS degree is from LSU in New Orleans. His work is in the collections of the National Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi, University of Wisconsin – Parkside, University of Dallas, Wichita Falls Museum, Museum of International Art, Bahia, Brazil, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri, and Parkersburg Art Center – Parkersburg, West Virginia.

He is listed in Who’s Who in American Art, and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest. He has taught at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Oxbow Summer School of Art, Michigan.

“I enjoy the risk taking aspect of doing varied themes, and shifting from medium to medium. While I consider many of my pieces to be personal I am, nevertheless, concerned that the viewer sees images that are universal enough to compel him or her to keep looking at the work.”



Fall Members Only Juried Show. Intake is October 4, 2016 –  It’s almost time for our first show of 2016. The prospectus is available on our website. Registration and delivery of entries is 9:00 am to 1:00 pm or 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on October 4, 2016. http://www.trinityartsguild.net/prospectus-and-entry-forms

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Brett Dyer demo June 6 for TAG


Trinity Arts Guild: Meetings are held on the first Monday evening of the month (except for Labor Day.) Visitors and guests are welcome to attend our monthly meetings and demonstrations. Our next meeting will be on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671

(817) 283-1422   http://trinityartsguild.org/


Brett DyerTheMend

Brett Dyer was born in Dallas and relocated to East Texas at an early age. After high school Brett attended Kilgore Junior College for two years under a full scholarship for his talents and creativity in art. Brett received a BFA in painting and printmaking from The University of Texas at Tyler and an MFA in painting and intermedia arts from Texas Woman’s University.

Brett currently lives and works in Dallas where he exhibits locally and works as an art professor at North Lake College. He also teaches private drawing and painting workshops at The Encaustic Center in Richardson. He has won multiple awards for teaching and his art. Recently he was named the 2015-2016 Presidential Scholar of North Lake College. He also won a mural competition allowing him to paint a mural in Deep Ellum. He aims to someday own a gallery of his own exhibiting student and upcoming artists’ work. He continues to create in various media and vows to never stop.brett1

Brett says the following about his work, “My work is honest, vulnerable, and raw. Once the paint dries, the painting dies and then transforms to a memory of a moment in time that we existed in. My work is both my shadow and my soul. My work is my life, and my life is my work. They would not exist without each other.

For more about Brett, see his website http://brettleedyer.wix.com/artist

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Bedford ArtsFest April 2 (including Trinity Arts Guild artists)


In collaboration with the Bedford Cultural Commission, the City of Bedford presents ArtsFest, an event to promote and celebrate the arts in Bedford. This family friendly festival will feature artists, musicians and performers who contribute to the vibrant heritage of the North Texas region. Enjoy an assortment of food vendors, musical entertainers and art of all shapes and sizes at the historic Boys Ranch Park. In years past, the city has seen a tremendous outpouring of residents and guests supporting this endeavor and we hope to continue with the tradition. In the heart of the city’s cultural district, the fourth annual Bedford ArtsFest will take place April 2, 2016 at the Bedford Boys Ranch Park. The Bedford ArtsFest is a single-day event that adds vibrancy to mid-cities by creating opportunities for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to celebrate the arts of North Texas. http://www.bedfordtx.gov/artsfest/

Admission: Free to Attend
Dates: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Times: 10:00a.m. – 8:00p.m.
Where: Boys Ranch Park, 2801 Forest Ridge Drive Bedford, TX 76021
What: The 4th Annual Bedford ArtsFest, featuring Juried Art Selections, Local and Regional Craft Vendors, an Emerging Arts Display, Family Arts Activities, Live Music & Entertainment and Craft Beer & Wine sales.



Trinity Arts Guild will have a booth inside the festival hosted by TAG artists. Art for sale! You may also purchase Raffle tickets there for the Raffle paintings – this is a fundraiser for TAG.

Demonstrations by artists will be given at the TAG Gallery (ArtsNet building). In addition, TAG artists are participating in teaching arts and crafts at the Kids’ Creativity Room. Plus many TAG artists have their own booths at the ArtsFest.

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Steve Miller Pastel Demo Jan. 4th

TAGlogo2015Meetings and Demonstrations at the Trinity Arts Guild:

Meetings are held on the first Monday evening of the month (except for Labor Day.) Visitors and guests are welcome to attend our monthly meetings and demonstrations.

Location: Trinity Arts Guild Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 R. D. Hurt Pkwy., Bedford, TX 76095-0671

(817) 283-1422   http://trinityartsguild.org/


January 4th Guest Artist Steve Miller

Steve Miller has drawn, painted, chiseled and built since a young boy. He has worked in pencil, pastels, watercolor, acrylics, inks and dyes, chalk and currently in oils. He has no formal art training, and he learned what he can from those who have learned a great deal more than he has, and are willing to share. He has won numerous distinguish art awards and also taken commissions from his many art appreciators and patrons.

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Gallery Night for TAG Sept. 12




TAG Gallery, Bedford Boys Ranch Park, 2819 R.D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford TX 76021

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