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100+ MILLION MISSING Traveling Art Exhibit


11,000 Pairs of Handmade Baby Booties Go on Display in Dallas to Launch 100+ MILLION MISSING Traveling Art Exhibit

Exhibit features baby booties handmade by at-risk women in 30 developing countries 

100+ MILLION MISSING is a traveling art exhibit to raise awareness of gendercide and to combat the extreme devaluation of women that leads to gendercide. The exhibit will feature 11,000 pairs of handmade baby booties, each pair representing 10,000 “missing” women and girls due to gendercide. Demographic scholars estimate 100 million to 125 million females are missing in the world today. The booties are the work of 500 women from women’s cooperatives in 30 developing countries. Many of the cooperatives were formed by nonprofits to help vulnerable women by providing them fair pay for work. The women used their income from making the baby booties to buy better food, medical care and schooling for their children. Dallas area high school students and knitting groups also contributed.  

An “Artists Respond” section will highlight artwork produced by professional, gallery-exhibited artists from Dallas-Fort Worth and the international community, including gendercide-affected countries. Gendap.org requested the artists to offer their personal responses to gendercide and to the baby bootie installation.  

See photos and a walk-through video.

Exhibit runs daily February 10 through February 15, 11am to 6pm

Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas Arts District

1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

Gendercide Awareness Project

Beverly Hill, President & Founder, 214-924-3143



The United Nations Population Fund estimates that currently 100-125 million women and girls are missing in the world due to sex-selective abortions, female infanticide, gross neglect of girls, preventable maternal death, and lack of food and shelter for older women.

The Gendercide Awareness Project began in early 2011 when founder Beverly Hill of Dallas, Texas, recruited a team of volunteers to raise awareness about the little-known problem of gendercide. From 2011 to 2016 the Gendercide Awareness Project, a Dallas-based 501(c)3 charity focused on preventing gendercide, has educated the public while raising funds to purchase 11,000 pairs of baby booties. The organization focuses on two initiatives:

  1. For Women:  To provide modest financial support to at-risk women by commissioning baby booties from women’s cooperatives overseas, paying fair prices. To date, that income has allowed the women to provide 4,000 nourishing family meals — roughly 20,000 substantial individual meals.
  2. For Girls: To send at-risk girls to school in developing countries by supporting five schools for girls (or scholarship programs for girls) in Cambodia, Nepal, India, Uganda, and Guatemala. Each girl receives instruction, room, board (3 meals per day), health care, uniforms, and school supplies. 

Educating at-risk girls and empowering women with fair pay for work is critical to ending gendercide


Submitted by Annette Krausse. Email: annette@akb2bmarketing.com

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CALL FOR ENTRIES | Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition

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The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2017 Call for Entries for the 30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the United States, this year we are thrilled to be partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts to expand this national exhibition to now include international artists. Approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by juror JoAnn Edwards, Executive Director of the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, California. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in amounts of $1000, $750, $500, and $250 will be awarded.


Online submissions and prospectus available at dentonarts.com/materialshardandsoft

SUBMISSION DEADLINE | September 30, 2016

2017 EXHIBITION | February 4 – May 6, 2017 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas.

Inquires may be directed to the Arts Council at (940) 382-2787 or exhibit@dentonarts.com

Submitted by Caroline Holley. Email: exhibit@dentonarts.com

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HKS Inc. named architect for new UNT College of Visual Arts and Design building


HKS Inc. named architect for new UNT College of Visual Arts and Design building

DENTON (UNT), Texas – HKS Inc., one of the largest architectural firms in the U.S., has been named as lead architect, in association with design architect Lake|Flato Architects, for the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design’s new building.

HKS Inc. is known for creating state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly structures that promote a sense of community. The firm has worked on such notable developments as the American Airlines Center and the W Dallas–Victory Hotel and Residences in Dallas, as well as UNT’s own Apogee Stadium. They will be partnering with other progressive companies to develop the project.

“HKS/Lake|Flato, along with Brightspot Strategy and our consultant team, are honored to be selected to provide programming services for UNT’s new College of Visual Arts and Design building,” said Mark Vander Voort, principal and senior vice president of HKS Inc. “HKS and Lake|Flato are a complementary and proven architectural team with a shared commitment to the design of vibrant, creative learning spaces. Brightspot is a strategic programming consultancy that partners with leading universities around the country to craft innovative, achievable strategies for their spaces, services and people.”

Greg Watts, the college’s dean, said he wants the public involved in the planning process for the new building. There will be multiple opportunities for students, faculty, staff and Denton residents – especially in the nearby area – to provide input.

“I believe that we are building a community,” Watts said. “The physical space will be our home – an iconic and transformational environment. It also will be a gateway between UNT and our neighbors, offering gallery spaces and unique cultural experiences.”

The UNT System Office of Facilities Planning and Construction is managing the project, and staff has scheduled strategy meetings and focus groups throughout February and March with UNT faculty and students to best assess needs. A program plan identifying a design approach is expected from HKS, Inc. this spring that will help develop a construction timeline.

The new CVAD building will be funded with $70 million in tuition revenue bonds approved by the Texas Legislature in spring 2013. Those funds may be supplemented by donors should the opportunity arise.

Watts said he is looking forward to having a new space to not only showcase the excellence of the CVAD’s students and faculty, but to provide opportunities for continued growth.

“This will be a site for creativity and innovation for art design thinkers and practitioners that is long overdue,” Watts said. “We are delighted that this project is underway.”


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Established in 1890, UNT is one of the nation’s largest public research universities with 37,000 students. For 125 years, UNT has fulfilled its mission to lead the way in educating young men and women and creating leaders with great vision. Ranked a Tier One research university by the Carnegie Classification, UNT is a catalyst for creativity fueling progress, innovation and entrepreneurship for the North Texas region and the state. As the university has grown, so has its reach and impact. UNT graduated 8,200 students last year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 100 bachelor’s, 83 master’s and 37 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. UNT’s world-class faculty are making breakthroughs every day and its students and alumni are changing the world around them.

Submitted by Courtney Taylor. Email: courtney.taylor@unt.edu

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Call for Artist Submissions (Gardiner Gallery of Art)

Gardiner Gallery

The Gardiner Gallery of Art at Oklahoma State University invites artists of all media to apply for our 2017 – 2018 exhibition schedule. Proposals are welcomed for both solo and group exhibitions. To be considered, submissions must include the following materials:

Professional C.V.
Artist Statement
Exhibition Proposal Description
10 images of relevant work
Image list containing media, dimensions, and year

The Gardiner Art Gallery is an integral part of the department’s teaching environment as well as providing a contemporary visual arts experience. More information can be found at www.facebook.com/gardinerartgallery.

Submitted by Parker Seward. Email: gardinergallery@okstate.edu

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Elizabeth Claffey Photography Exhibit


Mother’s Milk, Father’s Blood | Elizabeth M. Claffey

East | West Galleries, Department of Visual Arts / Fine Arts Building / Denton, Texas

Exhibition Dates: July 6 to September 9, 2015

Reception: September 1, 5-7 pm

Lecture by the artist: September 2, 4-5 pm / West Gallery, Fine Arts Building

TWU Department of Visual Arts welcomes back Elizabeth Claffey, MFA 2011 in Photography. We are very proud to have her as the inaugural exhibition showcasing accomplished alumni from the TWU Department of Visual Arts.

Elizabeth received a Fulbright Fellowship to work in Albania upon graduation from TWU. The photographs in the exhibition were taken during her year living abroad in Albania from 2012 to 2013.

Gallery Contact: Vance Wingate 940-898-2533 / vwingate@twu.edu / www.twu.edu/visual-arts

The East l West Galleries are on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building, at the corner of Texas & Oakland streets (300 Texas Street), TWU campus in Denton, Texas, 76201.

Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9am to 4pm, when the university is in session. Weekends by appointment only.

For directions, please go to the TWU website: http://www.twu.edu/visual-arts

Submitted by Vance Wingate. Email: vwingate@twu.edu

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Farmers Branch Carrollton Art Association Hosts Fall Kick Off August 18



FBCAA Fall Kick Off 

The Farmer’s Branch Carrollton Art Association will be having their Fall Kick off on Tuesday, August 18, at the Farmer’s Branch Senior Center, 14055 Dennis Lane, near Valwood.  The event begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes around noon.  Guests and potential new members are welcome.

Anyone who enjoys art or is interested in promoting the visual arts is welcome to join us. Membership is $30 per year and associate membership is $40 per year. Join now!

For more information about FBCAA go to http://www.fbcart.org


2015 -2016 Schedule of Events

August 18, 2015 – Coffee and Get Together

September 15, 2015 – Bev Boren on watercolor

FALL JURIED SHOW (members only) – October 3, 2015 – November 7, 2015,  Farmers Branch Manske Library.  Juror is Susan Temple Neumann.

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP SHOW – November 7, 2015 – December 3, 2015, Farmers Branch Manske Library.  For all high school students in the Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD.  Only seniors are awarded scholarships.

November 16, 2015 – Ian O’Brien on watercolor landscape

December – no meeting/program – Christmas Party TBAuary

January 18, 2016  – Marie Maines on pastels

February 15, 2016 – Susan Temple Neumann on oil landscapes

March 21, 2016 – Jay Bailey on watercolor portraits

SPRING JURIED SHOW (members only) – March 26, 2016 – April 29, 2016, Farmers Branch  Manske Library

April 18, 2016 – Cecy Turner on oils

May – no program – Pot Luck


Submitted by Farmers Branch Carrollton Art Association. Email: fbcaa@fbcart.org

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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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FOMO by Erika Jaeggli at WAAS Gallery

WAAS Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit of new works, titled “FOMO”, by artist Erika Jaeggli. The gallery will host an artist reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 and the exhibition will remain on view through Saturday, June 13.
Jaeggli’s artistic output to date has been concerned with creating contemplative works and installations that address subjects of gender, economy and climate change. Continuing to use metaphor and visual storytelling as artistic material, Jaeggli’s work references both past and contemporary culture in “FOMO” (Fear of Missing Out). In large-scale charcoal drawings, she reinterprets sentiments of emptiness and angst found from the advent of postcards to present-day engagement with social media. The result is an intersection of modern culture with a highly contemplative imagination.

The gallery is open Sunday through Friday by appointment only, please call Brandy Michelle Adams at (626) 731-5683. Saturday from 12-5 p.m.

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Denton Summer Art Camp June 20-24, 2015

denton arts summer camp
Summer Art Camp: This summer, the galleries of the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center transform into an indoor ART CAMP complete with a miniature forest, campsites, and more! Throughout the week of July 20-24, the Greater Denton Arts Council will host classes in Visual Art, Guitar and Dance for ages ranging from 5 to 14.

Join instructor Alli Rogers, on an indoor camping trip where you can invent badges, create, and sing camp songs, all from the comfort of the Arts Center! Explore arts and citizenship concepts through a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, and more. All supplies included.

Musician and Instructor Polly Maynard will explore the basics of acoustic guitar including how to play melodies, bass lines, and chords in both solo and ensemble settings. Learn to play and write camp fire songs. Guitar provided; children may bring their own instruments if desired.

Dance with instructor Susan Marquis Friday while you roast marshmallows around the campfire, swing on the stars, and create your own dances. Learn the basics of creative movement, hip hop, jazz, and ballet. Ages 9-14 will learn lyrical ballet, musical theatre, jazz/hip hop, and modern dance.

Full class information and registration is available online at dentonarts.com.

All classes are held at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center at 400 E. Hickory Street, Denton, Texas 76201. For more information please call the Arts Council at (940) 382-2787 or email admin@dentonarts.com.

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North Dallas Artist Studio Tour

The 12th annual North Dallas Artist Studio Tour includes 32 artists showing unique, handmade pieces of art in many mediums and styles.
Locate one of the 18 studios (using the map on northdallasart.com) and request a tour map. Each studio has maps available. Visit working artist spaces that reveal the process and variety of art being created right in your neighborhood. Explore, learn, and enjoy.

North Dallas Artist Studio Tour
Saturday April 25th & Sunday April 26th, 10 to 5

Artists on the 2015 North Dallas Artist Studio Tour:
Karin Michele Anderson, Deb Baker, Bernard Bortnick, Martha Box, Adriana Cobo-Frenkel, Sheila Cunningham, Lori Cusick, Annie Davis, Jan Dreskin-Haig, Bob English, Ann Gavin, Dean Hofer, Angela Howell, Nathan Jones, Wini Lynn, Diane McKenna, Clayton Miller, Danah Moore, Paula Nemec, Debra OBrien, Tori Pendergrass, Nan Phillips, Stephen Potter, Peg Rosenlund, Kim Saxon, Jack Schecter, Judy Schecter, Deborah Shannon, Peggy Lee Smith, Jayne Sparrer, Cynthia Stone, Bob Ann Talkington

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FBCAA Meeting/Workshop: Teta Smith “Creating Fine At Abstracts the Easy Way”

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The Farmer’s Branch Carrollton Art Association will be having their monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 17, at the Farmer’s Branch Senior Center, 14055 Dennis Lane, near Valwood.  The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes around noon.  Guests and potential new members are welcome.  Membership is $30 per year and associate membership is $40 per year. For more information go to http://www.fbcart.org


There will be a demo around 10:30 AM and a workshop from 1:00 – 3:00 PM with Teta Smith on Creating Fine Art Abstracts the Easy Way.  Teta, owner of Teta Smith Studio, paints luminescent contemporary paintings in watercolor, acrylic, collage, and oil with cold wax.  Her workshop will benefit all artistic levels and help those who need a plan or formula to proceed.  She will discuss at least 5 ways to begin an abstract painting as well as some finishing methods for when you hit that not so pretty adolescent stage. For more about Teta see her website: http://tetasmithart.com/



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Supranatural Realistic opens Jan. 12

Eberle Fetus

Texas Woman’s University Presents

Supranatural Realistic

Helen Altman | Celia Eberle | Kana Harada

Beverly Penn | Linda Ridgway

East | West Galleries

Department of Visual Arts / Fine Arts Building / Denton, Texas


Exhibition Dates: January 12 to February 4, 2015

Reception for the artists: January 20, 5-8 pm

Eberle Fetus

TWU Department of Visual Arts welcomes five artists working mainly with sculptural and assemblage elements for our next exhibition. Each artist uses nature, natural materials and human nature as a springboard to create work that reorganizes nature, plays games on assumptions and takes the commonplace and turns it on it’s head. Very different approaches to sculpture and an inventive use of materials bring these artists together in Supranatural Realistic.

TWU Dept. of Visual Arts / 300 Texas Street, Denton, TX 76201

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FBCAA Meeting / Paint-in Nov. 18


The Farmer’s Branch Carrollton Art Association will be having their monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 18th in the Craft Room of the Farmer’s Branch Senior Center, 14055 Dennis Lane, near Valwood. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes around noon. Guests and potential new members are welcome.   Membership is $30 per year and associate membership is $40 per year.

There will be paint-in and sharing time from 1:00 to 3:00. Bring your talents, current projects, snacks, and creativity. Enjoy a day of learning and teaching with others who love the visual arts.

For more information go to http://www.fbcart.org


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