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Sports & Leisure opens May 13 at PDNB


PDNB Gallery is proud to present, Sports & Leisure, a summer group show that explores the icons and legends of sports, and the pleasures of leisure. This energetic exhibition will showcase the unforgettable moments in sports, from the Golden Era of motor sports to the iconic portraits of legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali and baseball player Babe Ruth. It will also include the playful, humorous, and candid images of Americans hard at play. Exhibition will be on view May 13 – July 29, 2017. Join us for the opening reception, Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 5 – 8 PM.

PDNB Gallery, 154 Glass Street, Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75207 pdnbgallery.com


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Triplets – Reborn at the Small Gallery


Triplets~reborn ​Opening Reception on Saturday, September 17th, 6:00-9:30 pm.
Small Gallery is celebrating it’s 3 year anniversary with wine, music and art! Three years ago the Small Gallery opened its doors. The first exhibit was “Triplets”. This being our 3 year anniversary it is only fitting that The Small Gallery is opening a show called “Triplets~ reborn” September 17 from 6-9:30. Please join us!

We have three treats for you!

Music: Colin Boyd
singer, songwriter, and all around good guy will entertain us.
Wine: Catherine Missildine
is generously providing wine from the Boisset Collection
Art: Triplets~reborn
Each artist will be sharing three pieces of their original art.

Participating artists:
Tim Blackburn, Jim Bowman, Maureen Brouillette, Brett Dyer, Enrique Fernandez Cervañtes, Roberta Masciarelli, Nan Martin, Chuck McCarter, Tina Medina, Jeff Parrott, T. Stone, Jonathan Syltie and Roy Vance.

The Small Gallery is located in the west wing of Valley View @ 13331 Preston Rd., in Dallas (LBJ/Preston).

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Mary Karam: Visual Artist and MK Gallery Owner Presentation at the VAST September Meeting

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You are invited to a presentation by Mary Karam at the Visual Arts Society of Texas’ (VAST) monthly meeting on September 1st, 2016, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton, TX. 

Ms. Karam is a visual artist who has owned and operated the MK Gallery in Denison, Texas for 12 years. Beginning with the renovation of a historic building in 2004, Ms. Karam has developed one of the most noteworthy galleries in the history of Grayson County receiving the Best of Texoma award 4 years in succession. Over 55 visual art exhibits including numerous artist demonstrations have been presented at the MK Gallery which have included international and nationally known artists as well as emerging artists from Grayson College and Southeastern University.

The MK Gallery now represents over 30 artists with art in a wide variety of media including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, Indian rock art paintings, ceramics, wood and metal sculptures, wood turned items, encaustics, gourd art, jewelry and photographic art. Ms. Karam has hosted and participated in numerous photography shows and most recently was juried into 3 notable shows in Oklahoma: The Seven-State Biennial Show, the Great Plains Show and the Goddard Exhibit. Recently, Ms. Karam was awarded a unique award from the Denison Main Street Program for her “2015 Outstanding Representation of the Arts Community” in large part because of her participation in a new community event, Doc Holliday, Saints & Sinners Festival. Under Karam’s direction as President, the Denison Art Council developed a very successful Dia de Los Muertos Festival which includes a Giant Puppet Parade, authentic music and dancing, art demonstrations, a Mercado as well as many activities for youngsters. Not only did this receive Main Street’s Best New Event Award, this fall will be the fifth year for this popular event. Ms. Karam has served on several community boards and still serves on the Main Street Advisory Board, Planning and Zoning, and the Denison Neighborhood Association committee.

Ms. Karam has juried shows at the Magnolia Festival, Grayson College, and the Goddard Center. Ms. Karam’s background in academy includes a BA in Education from the University of Arizona and a MS in the Teaching of Mathematics and Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas. While working at the math lab in the late 80’s at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Ms. Karam signed up for Photography 101 and 102 including dark room experience forming the bedrock of her photography career.  About a year ago, what started as a novelty during vacations and fitness walks, Ms. Karam’s use of Snapseed and Aviary Apps coupled with Photoshop and large format printing has launched her into many avenues of creativity she never imagined during those old dark room days in 1989! This interest has led to numerous one-on-one sessions and workshops with friends and groups.

Ms. Karam was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, raised on an orange grove in Orange County, California and has spent most of her adult life in Texas. Dallas, Texas was home base for many years before moving to Grayson County. She also spent 9 years living overseas in Japan, Singapore and Australia from 1971 to 1981. She has visited all 50 states as well as numerous countries. Ms. Karam has 3 daughters, two of whom live in Texas and one in North Carolina.

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests.


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Cosmic Visions: Works by John Calabrese


The Greater Denton Arts Council invites you to explore Cosmic Visions, an exhibition of over thirty original graphite works by John Calabrese. Beneath their classically calm beauty and romantic atmosphere, Calabrese’s drawings depict figures in surroundings that are realistic and appealing to basic human instincts. 

Dr. John Calabrese received his PhD in Comparative Arts from Ohio University and a MFA in Painting and Art History from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He is currently Professor of Art History at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, July 10, 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Cosmic Visons will be on display in the Gough Gallery through September 13 – 2015 at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, Texas. To learn more, please visit dentonarts.com

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Arts All Night March 27 & 28

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Friday, March 27, 6 PM – Saturday, March 28, 9 AM

Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, Denton TX

Free with donation (suggested minimum donation $10; children under 12 free)


Join hosts Paul Slavens of KXT and Reid Robinson of KNON for an all-night arts event benefiting the Greater Denton Arts Council.

Highlights include:

– Happy Hour with Vintage Jazz Society

– Family Dance Party with Brave Combo

– Family Art and After Dark Art Activities with SCRAP

– Thinline Rewind featuring film screenings from this year’s Thinline Fest

– Storytelling in the Galleries with Twice Upon a Time Storytellers

– Artist Demonstrations with the Visual Arts Society of Texas and Denton Handweavers Guild

– Performances in the Galleries UNT College of Music and TWU Dance

– Paul Slavens’ Midnight Ramble with Lily Taylor, Blixaboy & Cygnus, and more

– Downtown Ghost Tours with Ghosts of Denton

– Flashlight Tours of the Galleries

– All Night Lounge with DJ Woodtronic and Karaoke with DJ Mark Ridlen

– Sunrise Yoga with Authentic Yoga Life

– Breakfast Bash with complimentary coffee from Jupiter House and treats from Royals Bagels

– On-site food trucks with meals for purchase by Crepetopia and Fire in the Hole Pizzas

– Raffle drawings and prize giveaways on the hour

– Artisan t-shirts by Norman Roscoe

– and much much more!


Official Sponsorship provided by Denton Municipal Electric

Promotional Sponsorship provided by We Denton Do It and DiscoverDenton.com

For details, visit dentonarts.com

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Celebrating Love and Love of Art: Feb. 7 at Giddens Gallery


Join us on Saturday, February 7th From 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
With a SWEET event for you and yours

Bring your Valentine and create a special memory by choosing original works of art from our large selection of Fine Art creations of more than 20 resident artists.

We will be celebrating with complimentary wine and lots of Chocolate along with drawings for door prizes.

You are a “one of a kind”.   Why not choose a one of a kind, original works of art for this special occasion that will be enjoyed for many years to come.

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THE BUSINESS OF ART: PUBLIC ART 101 at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) Saturday, September 13, 2014



at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC)
Saturday, September 13, 2014

DALLAS: The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs announces the workshop The Business of Art: Public Art 101 for emerging artists interested in pursuing opportunities in public art. The workshop takes place Saturday, September 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC), 3120 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204.Tickets are $25 in advance / $35 at the door, and include lunch and seminar resource materials. Tickets can be purchased in advance at eventbrite.com or by calling 214-914-1099. The program is funded in part by The Bowdon Family Foundation, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Texas Commission on the Arts and ArtNewsDFW.com.

Public Art 101opens with a presentation about the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program, which includes information about submissions, proposal development, the selection process and contracting. A panel discussion will take place after lunch featuring presentations about public art opportunities by organizations, neighborhood associations and private institutions.

Speakers during the morning session include, Artists Brad Oldham, Carlos Donjuan and Art Garcia. Representatives from the Public Art Committee for the City of Dallas, John Spriggins and Aja Martin, and City of Dallas Public Art Manager, Kay Kallos, Ph.D. will also lead presentations.

The afternoon session provides information about additional public art opportunities with presentations by Pastor Demetri Cotton of the Goodwill Baptist Church Public Art Program, Aurora founders Joshua King and Shane Pennington, David Lyles with the Fort Worth Avenue Development Group’s Spare Parts Public Art Program, and Jeremy McKane with the Jeremy McKane Gallery. Resource materials will be available for participants at the conclusion of the workshop.

Public Art 101 is part of the Business of Art workshop series presented by the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) in partnership with the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Creative Arts Center, McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC), and the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. Proceeds from these events, in part, benefit the Edith Baker Art Scholarship Fund.
For more information, to request photos or additional information, please contact Meg Fullwood at 214-670-4428 or by email at Margaret.Fullwood@dallascityhall.com.

The City of Dallas Public Art Program, a division of the Office of Cultural Affairs, works to enrich the quality of life for the citizens of Dallas and enhance the cultural appeal of the City to visitors by overseeing the integration of high-quality visual art into public spaces. The Program provides opportunities for local and regional artists as well as visual artists from around the globe through commissions of works of public art. The program also supports donations of public art to the City of Dallas that are subject to a review process for acceptance that includes members of the Public Art Committee and the Cultural Affairs Commission. The Public Art Program is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. http://www.dallasculture.org/publicArt.asp

The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) provides opportunities for all Dallas citizens and visitors to have access to the arts and the means of cultural expression. The Office of Cultural Affairs works with its citizen advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Commission, to foster the development of the cultural system in Dallas. OCA provides a variety of programs and services, including the management and operations of seven cultural facilities, a public art program, cultural funding programs and WRR Radio. More information on the Office of Cultural Affairs’ programs can be found on its website at http://www.DallasCulture.org.

Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) provides a nurturing environment for people to discover, develop and express their artistic visions. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, CAC offers more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving. CAC also offers free arts programming to disadvantaged children. Not only a visual arts school, CAC is also a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Visit CAC at 2360 Laughlin Drive in East Dallas or www.creativeartscenter.org.

The Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) is an affiliation of established independent gallery owners and nonprofit art organizations in the Dallas metropolitan area. DADA is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethical practice within the profession and to increasing public awareness of the role and responsibilities of reputable art dealers and nonprofit visual art spaces. Visit www.dallasartdealers.org for more information.


The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom, offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist’s role in society by providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. Visit the-mac.org for more information.


The North Texas BusinessCouncilforthe Arts(NTBCA)isanonprofit organization made up of businesses and business professionals. We provide programs in employee engagement and retention, leadership development, creative thinking, diversity and the development of new initiatives based in the arts.  BCA serves as a connector and convener between businesses, municipalities and arts and cultural organizations, and is an advocate for business support of the arts. Business Council for the Arts was founded in 1988 as an initiative of the Dallas Citizen’s Council by Raymond D. Nasher and a team of civic leaders who recognized that great communities depend on a vibrant cultural life. Visit www.ntbca.org for more information.

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Featured Artists Show and Reception July 24- Aug 3


You are invited
Giddens Gallery July Artists Show and Reception July 24- Aug 3
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am – 6:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Featuring: Trudy Atteberry and Leticia Sedberry

Reception Saturday, July 26,  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy Fine Art and Complimentary Wine & Hors d’oeuvres

For details: http://giddensgallery.com/featured-artists-show-and-reception-july-24-aug-3/

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine
624 S. Main St
Grapevine, TX 76051

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Giddens Featured Artists Show & Reception June 5-15


You are invited to attend our
June Artists Show and Reception June 5-15

Featuring: Ruth Francis and Fran Chaussie White

Reception Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy Fine Art and Complimentary Wine & Hors d’oeuvres

Ruth Francis show theme: “Metal Madness”, Ruth’s new abstract series.  Additionally featured will be several new and quite different landscapes, seascapes and still life oil paintings.

Fran Chaussie White show theme: “Art in Season” Evident in this new art series is weather’s cycling effects.  A special interest of how the sun’s light plays on the landscapes and waterscapes comes forth in this exhibit.

For complete details – http://giddensgallery.com/featured-artists-show-and-reception-june-5-15/

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Arts Marketing Workshop for Dallas Arts groups


The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs is pleased to present the workshop, Audiences Everywhere ™  on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX  75206. Audiences Everywhere ™ will be led by arts marketer and nonprofit strategist Matt Lehrman, the principal of Audience Avenue LLC. Lehrman has presented this workshop in cities such as Houston, Indianapolis and Atlanta, where participants have described it as “enlightening,” “inspirational,” “eye-opening” and “refreshing.”

Audiences Everywhere ™ is designed for organizations large and small and in every arts and cultural genre. The workshop provides participants with an opportunity to replace obsolete audience development paradigms with fresh strategies that resonate with audiences and with the mission of their organization. The workshop is open to executive directors, artistic directors, curators, development executives, marketing professionals and board members of arts and cultural organizations. Registration is $15 and can be made online at audienceseverywheredallas.brownpapertickets.com. For additional information, please contact the Office of Cultural Affairs at 214.670.3687.

About the Office of Cultural Affairs

The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) provides opportunities for all Dallas citizens and visitors to have access to the arts and the means of cultural expression. The Office of Cultural Affairs works with its citizen advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Commission, to foster the development of the cultural system in Dallas. OCA provides a variety of programs and services, including the management and operations of seven cultural facilities, a public art program, cultural funding programs and WRR Radio. More information on the Office of Cultural Affairs’ programs can be found on its website at http://www.DallasCulture.org.


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VAST April 4th Meeting with Guest Artist Jo Williams & the High School Art Competition

Join VAST Thursday, April 4th from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 East Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201.

Free for VAST members; $3 for guests.

Jo Williams

About Jo Williams:
Jo Williams is a native Texas artist who has been painting professionally for about thirty years. Ms. Williams is a versatile and accomplished painter choosing her subjects from the world around her. Much of her work is inspired by her travels primarily throughout the southwestern United Sates. Jo Williams’ states, “I find my inspiration for painting in the natural world. As a child growing up in the woods and prairies of North Texas, where I continue to live, I spent hours roaming the woods and meadows near my home. The images of big skies, trees, roots, rocks, creeks, leaves, and acorns are all strongly embedded in my psyche. As I travel to other locales, I always seek out similar subject matter. Even though my subjects are basically representational, I am not a photo-realist. Once I am painting, the work is about the process and not about the subject.”

Her work has been exhibited in numerous regional and national juried exhibitions, several solo exhibitions and her work is included in many private collections and public collections.
To find out more about Jo Williams, see: http://vastarts.org/artists/Jo_Williams.htm

About the VAST Annual High School Art Competition:
VAST has invited high school art teachers from all over Denton County to participate in the competition. Each teacher may bring two students who can submit one artwork each.
The VAST membership will vote to choose a Best of Show, 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place. The winners will receive cash prizes of $100 for Best of Show, $75 1st, $50 2nd, and $25 3rd.
This year the winners’ work will be displayed at the Denton County Courthouse on the Square from April 5 – April 12. They will be featured during the Denton County Birthday Celebration and downtown merchants’ open house on April 6 and 7.

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