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Art of the West Debuts in June 10-12 Fine and Decorative Arts Auction

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Highlights from premier western artists include Maynard Dixon, Gene Kloss, Harry Jackson and Phillip Goodwin

 

DALLAS, Texas (May 24, 2017) – Heritage Auctions is pleased to debut Art of the West, which will be included in theJune 10 Fine and Decorative Arts including Estate auction and showcases over 100 paintings by historical and contemporary Western Artists. June’s Art of the West division will feature entry level price points as well as strong quality works from artists such as Maynard Dixon, Gene Kloss, Harry Jackson and Phillip Goodwin.

 

“As the western market continues to thrive and market values continue to increase, I wanted to make sure that Western Art remains accessible to collectors at various levels,” explained Director of Western Art Alissa Ford. “This mid-season sale also allows consignors to participate in an earlier auction if waiting for the fall is not an option.”

 

Dixon moved in 1940 to Tucson, Arizona, where he began to explore the Hispanic and Native American life of the region.Portrait of a Native American, 1940 (est. $3,000-5,000) is most likely the product of the artist spotting a compelling subject on one of his explorations and creating a highly finished work accentuating the striking features of the young woman.

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Goodwin’s The Hunter (est. $2,000-3,000) is an appealing study that depicts his love for hunting, fishing, cowboy scenes and scenes featuring firearms.

 

Any collection of western memorabilia isn’t complete without a work by the renowned novelist and cowboy artist Will James. His dynamic sketch To the Boy Scouts, Hoping you Never Lose a Stirrup, study, 1926 (est. $3,000-5,000) illustrates James’ talent for capturing the energetic movement and iconic imagery of the life of the cowboy.

 

Several outstanding works represent the female artists of the West, including Ila McAfee’s Fawn (est. $2,000-3,000), which captures her lifelong love for modeling animals, and Gene Kloss’ etchingsStaurolite Ledge Above Taos, 1973 (est. $1,000-1,500) and Age-old Rhythm, 1973 (est. $800-1,200) which demonstrates Kloss’ nationally acclaimed and meticulous etching methods depicting the life and landscape of the Southwest. Louisa McElwain’s Silver Rain (est. $4,000-6,000) also displays her love for the Southern landscape through the use of a bold palette and strong surface aesthetics created by use of the palette knife.

 

Among the highlights of the sale, which include a strong representation of western and wildlife sculpture, is Harry Jackson’s Pony Express III (est. $2,000-3,000).

 

Noted contemporary western artists in the June auction include Ray Swanson, Joe Velazquez and Tim Solliday. Swanson’s Navajo Brothers, 1975 (est. $6,000-8,000), Velazquez’s Approach of a New Season (est. $3,000-5,000) and Solliday’s Desert Landscape (est. $4,000-6,000) are all highly refined works that capture the beauty of the great American West.

 

Heritage Auctions continues to grow the market for Art of the West, and is looking continually for original pieces through consignment. Contact Alissa Ford at 214-409-1926 or alissaf@ha.com if you are interested in consigning your Art of the West.

 

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Chisholm Trail Western Art Show entries due June 1

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1st Annual Chisholm Trail Art Show & Sale
July 1, 2017 through August 15, 2017
at
Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum
1522 E. Highway 82
Nocona, Texas 76255

The Chisholm Trail Art Association in conjunction with Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum proudly sponsor the 1st Annual Chisholm Trail Western Art Show & Sale.  This juried art show kicks off this year, the 150th Anniversary of the famous Chisholm Trail.  The judge for our show is noted Texas Watercolorist and Western Artist, Randy Meador.

Cash Prizes will be awarded for Best of Show and Best Chisholm Trail Theme in addition to First Place in Category.  Nonrefundable entry fee for Adult Submission is $35 per entry, limited to two entries per category per artist; Entry fee for Youth Category is $10 per entry, limited to two entries per artist.  (Members in good standing with CTAA enjoy discounted entry fee of $25 per entry, limited to two entries per category per artist)

  • 3-D stand-alone Sculpture (metal, pottery, glass, etc)
  • Digital art / Photography
  • Painting (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, guache, mixed media, etc. on canvas, board or paper)
  • Drawing (charcoal, graphite, pen & ink)
  • Hanging Miscellaneous (hanging fabric, tapestry, glass, metal, clay, etc)
  • Youth Division (under 18 years of age – all individual categories included)

To download a Prospectus and Entry Form, simply click here.  Or for more information, please contact Committee Chairman, Jack Milchanowski at (940) 872-5485 or via email at jmilchanowski@gmail.com.

Important dates are as follows:

  • June 1st – Deadline for Submission of Entries to Jack Milchanowski, Committee Chairman
  • June 15th – Artists Will Be Notified of Acceptance Into the Show
  • June 23rd & 24th – Accepted Artwork Can Be Hand-Delivered at Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum
  • June 26th – Final day for Accepted Artwork to be Delivered via Shipment to Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum
  • July 1st – Opening Night Reception for Artists (5pm to 7pm) at Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum
  • August 15th – Final Day of Show – Artwork available for pickup; beginning return shipments

http://www.chisholmtrailartists.com/

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RS Hanna Gallery Spring Showcase in Fredericksburg

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Fifty Women Artists of the West members have been selected for the RS Hanna Gallery Spring Showcase March 1 – June 3rd. RS Hanna Gallery is located at 208 S. Llano St. in Fredericksburg, Texas.
There will be three receptions during this time: March 3, April 7 and May 5, all from 6-8 p.m. If you’re in the Texas Hill Country area during this time to see the bluebonnets, be sure to drop by RS Hanna Gallery and see all the wonderful artwork!

image: “A Streak of Sunlight,” 11×14 Oil, is by Cecy Turner

— from Cecy Turner’s Spring Newsletter – subscribe at http://cecyturner.com

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Becky Hicks demo Jan. 9 for the Trinity Arts Guild

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The next Trinity Arts Guild meeting will be on Monday, January 9, 2017.

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

Guest demo artist will be Becky Hicks.

 

Becky Hicks grew up in the small west Texas town of Breckenridge.  She spent many of her summers and holidays on her great-grandmother’s ranch, where her love for nature and all things “country” was born.  She began drawing and painting at five years old and was always encouraged by her family, friends and teachers to create art.  She knew at a very early age that she was an artist and would one day realize her dream of becoming a full time artist.

Becky currently resides in Keller, Tx with her husband, Dwain.  Several years ago she left the corporate world and has since successfully owned and operated a faux finishing and decorative painting business.  In addition she has been painting and selling her original oil paintings, which, along with the desire to teach others to paint, is her passion.

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For more about Becky, see her website: http://beckyhicksfineart.com/. Becky will also be teaching a workshop:

Becky Hicks “Paint Mor Chikins” Workshop Feb. 11 & 12, 2017

Feb. 11 & 12, 2017      9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost:  $200 – Trinity Arts Guild members

           $225 – non-members

​Register at http://www.trinityartsguild.net/workshops-and-classes

Becky will teach a cow portrait in this workshop using value, color, and texture to achieve a rendering of the subject rather than a copy. Everyone will paint from the same reference material.

Minimum class size – 10 participants; maximum class size – 15 participants

A deposit of $75 is required at the time of sign up. this deposit is non-refundable except in case of emergency.

To sign up: visit trinityartsguild.net or contact Beverly Richmond via email bjrichmond@me.com or phone/text 817-408-0719.

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A Presentation by Documentary Video Producer and Writer Marla Fields entitled: “Frank Reaugh – Landscape and Cattle Painter”

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You are invited to a presentation by Marla Fields at the Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) January monthly meeting on January 5th, 2017, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory St, Denton.

Marla will present film highlights that feature artist and poet Frank Reaugh (1860-1945), a key figure in the region’s development of visual art and art education during the 19th Century.

Marla Fields has been a freelance video producer and writer since 1994. Ms. Fields is responsible for and assisted in the creative, preproduction, production, and post-production of various training, promotional, and educational projects, both local and nationwide.

With over 20 years of experience in overseeing numerous productions from script-to-screen in the corporate arena, “Frank Reaugh: Pastel Poet of the Texas Plains” is her first full-length documentary.

She began her Reaugh journey in 2010 by establishing non-profit status for her production and raising funds though small grants and private donations. Since then, she has traveled the state thoroughly researching the artist and his students, recording key interviews, and capturing hundreds of images including the landscapes, landmarks and, of course, the longhorns that Mr. Reaugh sketched and treasured.

With the documentary complete, she is currently creating community events with organizations and institutions that share the common goal of bringing more awareness to this Texas treasure.

Marla is a native Texan, born in Lake Jackson, and resides in Frisco,Texas, just north of Dallas.

To find out more about Marla Fields and Artist Frank Reaugh, see: http://marlafields.com/frankreaugh/

The presentation is free for VAST Members; $3 for guests. http://vastarts.org

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Becky Hicks “Paint Mor Chikins” Workshop Feb. 11 & 12, 2017

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Feb. 11 & 12, 2017      9:00 am to 4:00 pm  

Cost:  $200 – Trinity Arts Guild members

           $225 – non-members

​Register at http://www.trinityartsguild.net/workshops-and-classes

Becky will teach a cow portrait in this workshop using value, color, and texture to achieve a rendering of the subject rather than a copy. Everyone will paint from the same reference material.

Minimum class size – 10 participants; maximum class size – 15 participants

A deposit of $75 is required at the time of sign up. this deposit is non-refundable except in case of emergency.

To sign up: visit trinityartsguild.net or contact Beverly Richmond via email bjrichmond@me.com or phone/text 817-408-0719.

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Randy Meador Demo Artist for ECAA Nov. 7

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THE TRAIL THUS FAR – Randy Meador

ELLIS COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION

NEXT MEETING November 7, 2016

At the new facility at

113 W. FRANKLIN

Waxahachie, TX 75165

AGENDA

  • 6:30 to 6:45 pm – “Get Acquainted” with the gallery & classroom & MINI SHOW!
  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm – Announcements
  • 7:00 pm – Demonstration program

NOVEMBER DEMO ARTIST

RANDY MEADOR

We’re excited and honored to have Texas western artist Randy Meador as our demonstration guest for November.

Randy Meador says he owes his art career to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. “While reading a Churchill biography in 1991, I stopped and meditated on his words, ‘When I paint, nothing else exists.’ I wanted desperately to go there⦠regularly.” The former marketer and speaker began painting that day.

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Meador graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1985 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, but initially chose a different career course in a variety of businesses.

“I pestered Buck Taylor (watercolor artist) at a Fort Worth Stock Show in 1992 and asked him who were the best watercolor artists, then proceeded to study all the works of Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Paul Cezanne, and others. They were my early teachers. I figured, ‘why not learn from some of the greats?’ Afterward, I just taught myself by making notes of everything that did and did not work. In the beginning, I think I owned every watercolor technique book ever written, and later it was humbling to find myself competing with many of those authors in juried exhibitions.”

When asked about inspiration for his subjects and technique, he draws what appears to be a sincere blank. “I’m really not sure I know what that means. I simply look for something that interests me and try really hard to render not what I see, but what I wished I could seeâ¦what I want it to look like⦠hopefully without screwing it up.”

Randy is not only a superb watercolor artist and teacher…he’s an absolute joy to watch! Please Join us as we welcome Randy to ART on the Square!

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ELLIS COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 2064 – Waxahachie, TX 75168

972-937-3414 ecaa@elliscountyart.net

www.elliscountyart.net

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Sharon Markwardt Featured Artist at Your Private Collection

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Your Private Collection Art Gallery is proud to present Sharon Markwardt as their featured artist at Granbury’s Last Saturday Gallery Night on June 25, 2016.

Markwardt, one of the gallery’s anchor artists, creates oil paintings of farm animals and wildlife in intense, vibrant colors while “..translating nature to art. I love authenticity,” she said, “and try to strike a balance between design, detail and color; yet, keep it real.”

Sharon’s work has been featured in the publications Southwest Art and Western Art Collector and has also made appearances in Cowboys and Indians, Cowgirl Magazine and Art of the West.

She has been invited for the last five years to the prestigious museum show Cowgirl Up! in Arizona. She has also won major awards at “A New Look at the West” in Texas and the national group Women Artists of the West, of which she is a Master Signature Member.

Last Saturday Gallery Night
June 25, 2016 5-8pm
Your Private Collection Art Gallery
106 N. Houston
Granbury, TX 76048
817-579-7733
www.yourprivatecollection.com
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GENE DILLARD: Finale Reception Feb. 16

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SPECIAL FINALE RECEPTION
SOLO ART SHOW

GENE DILLARD

Tuesday, February 16 from 6 pm till 9 pm

Please join us for a finale reception at Plano Art Association gallery of the Solo Show
of the works of Gene Dillard. Primarily known for his portraiture, this exhibit also features
his Cowboy Pop, landscapes, and other works.  The show has been viewed by a record numbers of visitors and we want to provide one more occasion to visit with the artist and have an enjoyable evening.
Plano Art Association

Gallery located at
1013 15th Place, East Side Village I, Suite 105, Plano, TX. 75074
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Gazing West: Western Art Exhibit in Keller

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“Honesty and respect are qualities that are so important in the code of honor that the true cowboys and charros uphold.”

Edgar Sotelo is diligent about his paintings, that they be only true to life scenes.” Following in the talented footsteps of his great-grandfather, grandfather and father, Edgar began with pencil drawing and has graduated to oil painting. He attends annual workshops by the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America, and goes to west Texas ranches for the spring and fall roundups. “He believes in experiencing what he paints. He does this by attending charreadas in Texas and visiting Texas ranches that allow him to ride along and observe, record, and therefore preserve, the cowboy/charro way of life. Having first-hand experience of this vanishing culture shows in the paintings that Edgar shares with those who want to learn and appreciate the Cowboy’s way of life. www.soteloart.com

Having a career in makeup artistry, Dena Hill grew to love watercolor and oil painting. Growing up in Fort Worth from birth, and remaining here through her adult years, Dena began her drawing and painting career in 2001. Her Texas roots have bread a love for western art subjects. She has studied under watercolor artists, Soon Warren and Ted Nuttall, and oil painters Irma Ward, Anna Rose Bain, Mahto Hogue and Gini Bosco, most recently with renowned artist, Michelle Dunaway. www.thebrushandmeblogspot.com

Encouragement by his mother to enter art courses and contests, James Loveless was taught by Archie Simmons, a dynamic portrait artist. James was taught discipline and good perspective, shading and observation. He loves to create things with his hands. James opened an art and portrait studio in one of the largest malls in Saint Louis, Missouri where he and his wife worked side-by-side along with their five college-aged kids. “He is working with the Texas Civil War Museum to develop a body of oil paintings that reflect his grandfather’s influence as a cowboy and rancher. His themes portray rich Christian history and life in the old west.” www.JamesLoveless.com/western_art_11.html

Join the Keller Public Arts Board at “An Evening with the Artists” on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 7 to 9 PM. Along with meeting the artists and sharing their stories, there will be re-inactors from the Stockyards dressed in period attire, and Bar-b-Q to feast upon. Can’t be there for the reception, visit Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller TX 76248, between 8 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday, February 1 to the 24th. For more information contact (817) 743-4000; publicarts@cityofkeller.com or visit our website, www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts.

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Rain Dance James Loveless

 

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Gazing West / Western Art Show & Sale in Keller

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I am thrilled to announce that I will be participating in an art show featuring my western art and the western art of Edgar Sotelo and Dena Hill at the Keller Town Center. I am honored to be showing with these two fine artists. The show begins on February 1 and will end on February 24. There will be an artist’s reception on Thursday, February 11, from 7 to 9 PM. Please plan to join us, have some refreshments and see some great art. (And maybe purchase art!) — James Loveless

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Burl Washington art at the Fort Worth Stock Show

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Prize-winning Fort Worth artist Burl Washington will be selling and signing prints and posters of his western art at the Fort Worth Stock Show Jan. 15 – Feb. 6 in Fort Worth. For more information about his work, see http://burlwashington.com/

Burl Ives is the guest artist and 2012 Hall of Fame inductee at the

(817)536-5305
3400 Mount Vernon Avenue
Fort Worth Texas 76102
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Teri Muse: Out West

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Teri Muse: Out West

One person exhibit of abstract landscapes by Teri Muse inspired by her summers as a child, spending time in the Texas panhandle. Most of the works are large encaustic paintings.  Encaustic  being the process of painting with a melted beeswax mixture.  The exhibit is up through October 31st at The Point at C.C. Young, Dallas, TX and the art gallery is open from 6am – 8pm daily  For more information – www.ccyoung.org or www.terimuse.com

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Mike Tabor demo on Western art for LGAA Oct. 12

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LGAA MEETING – MONDAY, October 127pm. LGAA Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at the Shanley House Center for the Arts at 7pm (224 North Travis in Granbury,Texas).
Mike Tabor

Mike Tabor is one of the most respected American western expressionistic artists. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, this third generation rancher began drawing and chasing artistic endeavors at an early age. He began his formal training in 1974 at Tarleton State University. Upon his graduation, he cowboyed on various ranches before settling down to pursue an art career. Mike still maintains the family ranch in Hood and Somervell counties of North Central Texas.

Tabor credits the pop artist of the 1960’s and the impressionist movement to his approach in the breaking of traditional representations of western themes. His work has been best described as “postmodern western.” His concern for light, color, and design becomes an intense emotional interpretation in an effort to create more with less.

A career that began doing drawings for beef cattle publications has expanded into a range of work displaying paintings, sculptures, and assemblages. Tabor has worked with collectors and corporate affiliations from coast to coast, including the home furnishing industry in the U.S. as well as across Europe.

–from the LGAA website: http://lakegranburyart.blogspot.com

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Opening Reception for Bonnie Chapa Show Sept. 19

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Opening Reception for Bonnie Chapa at Kamme Art Gallery & Studio in Sanger. September 19 from 6-9 pm. Wine, food, art and fun- free!

304 Bolivar St., Sanger TX

940-300-6551

https://www.facebook.com/KammeArt/

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May Openings at the Amon Carter: Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention and Pasture Cows Crossing Indian Creek, Comanche

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Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention
May 23–August 23, 2015

The Amon Carter is delighted to participate in a national tour organized by the Terra Foundation for American Art of Samuel F. B. Morse’s iconic painting Gallery of the Louvre(1831–1833). Though Morse is most widely known as a scientist and inventor, he was a leading artist of his time and served as president of the National Academy of Design. Gallery of the Louvre stands as one of Morse’s last great artistic achievements. Filled with his careful and personal selection of the Louvre’s finest works, all of which he painstakingly reproduced in miniature, the painting is a signal work of transatlantic exchange intended to connect American audiences with great European artworks.

Gallery of the Louvre, with its pictorial and thematic complexity, continues to engage audiences interested in science and technology as well as art. The Amon Carter will present Morse’s famous painting and painted preparatory sketch in combination with works on paper from the museum’s own collection that, like Morse’s painting, feature museum and gallery spaces as their subject matter.
This exhibition is organized by and with support from the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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May 19, 2015–May 30, 2016

A visionary storyteller, Esther Pearl Watson (b. 1973) blends memories and imagination to capture her Texas upbringing. She is presently at work on a mural-size painting (about 13 feet tall and 20 feet wide) created specifically for the Amon Carter’s atrium. As part of the museum’s program of rotating contemporary artworks in the atrium space, Pasture Cows Crossing Indian Creek is an exciting addition to an ongoing exploration of Texas artists and their contributions to modern American art.

An homage to her family, “the memories we built together and sense of place,” this lively, storied painting features a wide swathe of land in Comanche, Texas, where the artist’s grandfather operated a cattle ranch and was general manager of the local radio station. Watson highlights the canvas with landmarks and motifs that are identifiable to Texas natives. Although deeply personal, Watson’s narratives transcend her inner world to relay the distinctive folklores and qualities that are unique to Texas.

 

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http://www.cartermuseum.org/

3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76107-2631

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Randy Meador Watercolor Demo May 4 for TAG

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The next Trinity Arts Guild meeting in Bedford will be on Monday, May 4th at 7:00 PM.

http://trinityartsguild.org/ trinityartsguild61@gmail.com

This Month’s Demo Artist is Randy Meador, Watercolorist

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Rusty Meador “Poco Palomino”

Bring a painting for the “Painting of the Month” contest and join us for an evening of fun where you will learn something, get together with old friends and enjoy a variety of delicious refreshments too.

Texas western artist Randy Meador says he owes his art career to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. “While reading a Churchill biography in 1991, I stopped and meditated on his words, ‘When I paint, nothing else exists.’ I wanted desperately to go there… regularly.”

The former marketer and speaker began painting that day.

Meadow graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1985 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, but ini- tially chose a different career course in a variety of businesses.

I pestered Buck Taylor (watercolor artist at a Fort Worth Stock Show in 1992 and asked him who were the best watercolor artists, then proceeded to study all the works of Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent , Paul Cezanne, and others. They were my early teachers. I figured “why not learn from some of the greats?” Afterward, I just taught myself by making notes of everything that did and did not work. In the beginning, I think I owned every watercolor technique book ever written, and later it was humbling to find myself competing with many of those authors in juried exhibitions.”

When asked about inspiration for his subjects and technique, he draws what appears to be a sincere blank . “I’m really not sure I know what that means. I simply look for something that interests me and try really hard to render not what I see, but what I wished I could see…what I want it to look like…hopefully without screwing it up.”

“I appreciate the accolades and kind words I’m beginning to receive, really I do…I think they’re mostly relatives. But I try to abide by a phrase my father used to say concerning whether anyone notices what you do: “When the spotlight hits, be dancing.”

“If you’re engaged in something about which you are truly passionate, you’re less likely to notice when a spotlight has found you.”

For more about the artist and views of his work, see his website http://randymeador.com/

Randy has also blessed TAG by being the juror for the 2015 Open Show. The reception and awards will be May 9th from 3pm to 5pm.

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ARTISTS’ SHOWPLACE GALLERY Presents “FRAMING THE FRONTIER”

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ARTISTS’ SHOWPLACE GALLERY

Presents

“FRAMING THE FRONTIER”

April 1 – 30, 2015

“Framing the Frontier” an exhibition of works with western themes by Linda Wacaster, Mickey Archer, Judy Campbell, Lucille Carter, Patsy Lindamood and Pete Quaid will be featured at the Artists’ Showplace Gallery, 15615 Coit Road #230, Dallas, 75248 from April 1 – 30, 2015. 

Please join us for a reception on April 10th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Meet the artists and enjoy magnificent art, live music, wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Award winning artist Linda Wacaster, born and raised in Dallas, studied with the greats of wildlife art including Carl Brenders, Terry Isaac, Nancy Glazier and others.  She loves wildlife and the outdoors and has travelled the world to gather subject matter.  She feels that the sounds, smells and energy surrounding her is almost as important to the creative process as the visual subject.  Linda’s attention to detail and her unique qualities of color, light and form are of the utmost importance to her, but of most importance to her is feeling that the viewer can experience what she was feeling on that day and in that place.  Her subjects include wildlife to western and each subject has a story to tell.  She is published in “The International Artists Book “100 Artists Tell How to Paint the Portrait”, as well as Gango Editions. (images: paintings by Linda Wacaster: Cattle Drive and Tatonka)

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Water color artist, Mickey Archer is a retired architect and past president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society.  He is also a member of the Richardson Civic Art Society.  His degree in architecture from Texas Tech had a strong art emphasis including several watercolor classes.  After retiring from a large architectural firm in 2008, he picked up his brushes and began painting again. 

Mickey enjoys painting western subjects as well as street scenes. What really fascinates him are works with lots of detail, people and architecture.

Judy Campbell, a founding co-owner of the Artists’ Showplace Gallery, shows her love of music, rhythm and movement in her art.  The expression of beauty is of the utmost importance to her, inspiring feelings of joy.  Judy studied painting at St. Johns College in Annapolis, MD.  She has lived and worked in many cities throughout the U.S. Her work is included in private and corporate collections as well as the Art Encounter Gallery in Las Vegas and the H & S Gallery in New York City.

New Yorker, Lucille Carter, one of the partners of the Artists’ Showplace Gallery, worked initially in fashion and furniture illustration before dedicating herself to fine art.  Today, she is recognized regionally and nationally for her oils, pastels and acrylic paintings.  She is an associate member of Oil Painters of America and the Portrait Society of America.  Her work is included in collections throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  She us represented by Carson Art, Dallas and Art Encounters, Las Vegas.

An established wildlife artist, Patsy Lindamood’s art derives from research and observation of creatures in their own environments – the wild. Her move to Texas in 2012 has provided her with many opportunities to experience a new kind of “wild” life – the rodeo. Using bold colors, strong texture, she finds inspiration in the animal kingdom, from western wildlife to the bulls of the rodeo. Each of her pieces celebrate a communion with wild things and a desire to contribute to the preservation of buffalo, antelope, etc. Her unique representational style is powerful, colorful and infinitely detailed.  In the last three years, Patsy has received more than three dozen awards for her art. 

Pete Quaid has been painting for thirty years.  As a young man, he painted billboards and eventually graduated to painting murals for  Pepsi Co., General Electric and Southwest Airlines, among others.

This self taught artist is inspired by beauty and light.  He feels that beauty is everywhere, from the shape of an oak leaf to the grandeur of a mountain.  Accurately portraying light with paint on the surface of an object both challenges and satisfies him.

Tucked away in the corner of a strip center at Arapaho and Coit Roads in Dallas, the Artists’ Showplace Gallery is a unique 12,000 ft. space that sponsors internationally renowned artist/instructors in monthly workshops throughout the year.  For information about upcoming workshops, please visit www.theartistsshowplace.com.  For more information call 972-233-1223 or send an email to theartistsshowplace@gmail.com

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Rocking 3 Western Art Show entries due April 10

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May 30 – July 31, 2015

Warehouse Living Arts Center Gallery, Corsicana, Texas

You are invited to submit 1-3 pieces of 2D/3D artwork for consideration of inclusion in the Rocking 3 Western Art Show. No video or performance art at this time. The show kicks off as a part of the annual fundraising event for The Corsicana Arts District. www.corsicanaartsdistrict.com.

Prospectus: http://www.corsicanaartsdistrict.com/rockin-3-western-art-show.html

 

Submit up to 3 images – email to deb@debmillerfineart.com. Images should be formatted no larger than 1920 pixels @72dpi on the longest side. Include application information in email. Fees – No hanging or entry fee.

Calendar

  • April 10 Entry deadline
  • April 13-17 Notification by email
  • May 4-8 Shipped artwork to arrive
  • May 9 Saturday, 10am-12pm hand delivered artwork accepted (unless prior arrangements made)
  • May 29 Friday, 2:00pm Participating artist’s docent tour of the Pearce Museum Western Collection (prior registration needed) Dinner/Wine at the Across The Street Wine Bistro (discounted package available)
  • May 30 Saturday, 5-6 pm Private Patron’s Wine Party – gallery 6pm Gallery opens to the public 6-7:30 Chuckwagon Barbeque & Cantina (adjacent to Gallery) 7:30 pm Ray Wylie Hubbard concert at the Palace Theatre (across from gallery) – Gallery closes 1 hour after ending of concert
  • June 5 BONUS: Saturday, Gallery open during Palace Theatre performance – Larry Gatlin
  • July 30 Thursday, 5-7pm Final reception/sale
  • Fri July 31 Exhibit closes
  • August 3-7 Artwork return

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Cowboy True Art Exhibit & Auction in Wichita Falls

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City: Wichita Falls
State: Texas
Fee: $130.00
Entry Deadline: 2/6/15
Cowboy True is a celebration to honor the working cowboy and the artwork that comes from their daily lives. The Exhibit and Auction is a weekend of music, food, and cowboy art featuring all media including paintings, sculpture, photography, and the gear and trappings of cowboy life.

 

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Then & Now: Western Art at the Frisco Heritage Museum

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Frisco Heritage Museum is the place to be Friday night Nov 7th for amazing original Western themed art. Join us at 6455 Page Street in Frisco, TX in the upstairs Gallery. Come by until Nov 29th during Museum hours to view the artwork.

Opening for the show will coincide with the Heritage Association’s annual Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day, November 8, 2014. http://friscomuseum.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frisco-Heritage-Museum/133682223352855?fref=ts

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A New Look at the West Show & Sale Oct. 25

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Pearce Museum at Navarro College offers Opening Day events for A New Look at the West that Excite, Educate, and Entertain

The Pearce Museum at Navarro College offers visitors, artists, patrons, and anyone with artistic interests a chance to explore the exciting, ever-changing world of Western Art through A New Look at the West. This large-scale Show & Sale opens to the public October 25, 2014 with a full day of events focused on Western Art at Pearce Museum.

The day starts out with demonstrations from artists participating in the show. At 10 am, artist Kara Young showcases her mixed media techniques, and will provide insight into the use of paper-making and copper smelting in her artwork.

Handmade paper is the “canvas” that enhances the organic, “soft” feeling of my creations. The unique nature of my work is in combining fired metals, paper, and other materials to represent nature’s process of aging as found in rusted metals, dry river beds, and stained stone walls.
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Trish Booth will follow with an in-depth look at her oil paintings and the use of abstraction in her landscapes.

Vernacular and historic architecture along with landscape are the vehicles I use to convey isolation and otherness. Representational, yet surreal, paintings inhabit a twilight zone between reality and imagination. Abstracting the images to various degrees further incorporate a sense of mystery allowing structures and landscapes to read as symbolic spaces – as portals or refuges.
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Rounding out the artist demonstrations is scratchboard artist Stephanie Ford. She will shed light on her unique method of art-making through a special, rarely used, media.

I use my extensive background in history to create detailed works in scratchboard. A subtractive medium, I feel many times as if I am pulling a scene from history out of the shadows. I create work on ink coated clayboards using tools such as hobby knives, steel wool, and sandpaper.
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In the afternoon, from 2:30 to 4 pm, The Pearce Museum at Navarro College will host several professionals in the Western Art field who will participate in a discussion panel to explore the genre as it has progressed and changed. How do artists today define the Western Art genre? Is the “New West” movement counter to traditional Western Art? And what role can Western Art play in educating new generations about life in the West- both historical and current? These questions and others will be debated in detail as we attempt to navigate the genre.
In the evening, the Museum invites patrons to join us for a special dinner and awards ceremony recognizing the artists participating in the show. After food, fun, and conversation, guests move to the Western Art gallery to enjoy desserts and the opening of the sale. All works of art will be for sale and the proceeds benefit the Pearce Museum at Navarro College, helping support educational programs, events, and exhibitions that further the museum’s mission:
To connect with the past by engaging todays visitor through personal perspectives of the Civil War and the American West.
The opening events for A New Look at the West promise to be exciting, informative, and entertaining for all. Artist demonstrations and the discussion panel are free and open to the public. To purchase tickets to the Awards Dinner and Show & Sale, contact Pearce Museum staff at 903-875-7642.

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Imprinting the West at the Arlington Museum of Art

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Now through October 19th  

If you haven’t made it out to see our current exhibit, you really should. Come see the incredible work of artists documenting the westward expansion in the United States subsequent to the Louisiana Purchase. Included are pieces by George Catlin, Frederic Remington, John Audubon and Albert Bierstadt.

For more information about the exhibit or to purchase tickets, visit: Imprinting the West

The Arlington Museum of Art will host an exhibit of hand colored engravings and lithographs that played an important role in the dissemination of knowledge and understanding about the West and those who inhabited it after Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory in 1803. The images and their artists influenced the perception of the early wild west.

The exhibit will run from September 6th through October 19th. The exhibit was curated by Dr. Randall Griffey the Associate Curator of Modern American Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and features 48 works from renowned artists such as Frederic Remington, George Catlin, John James Audubon and Albert Bierstadt. Audubon was known for his detailed images of American Birds, Albert Bierstadt was known for his grand landscapes while Remington and Catlin were known for their images of the people of the west.

Artists often accompanied governmental geographical surveyors of the west to capture imagery with an international or an eastern United States audience in mind, and it both drew from and promoted fantasies about Native Americans and the west as much as it documented reality.

“This exhibit features some of the most celebrated American artists who set the stage for western expansion,” said Chris Hightower, Executive Director of the Arlington Museum of Art. “This imagery from the Old American West defined the 18th century desire to settle the west in the name of Manifest Destiny.”

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Tickets for the exhibit are available online at www.arlingtonmuseum.org or at the museum.

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Randy Meador demo at ECAA

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MEETING ADDRESS:

501 W. Main St.

Waxahachie, TX  75165

Office–972-937-3414

Email:    ecaa@elliscountyart.net

Website: www.elliscountyart.net

We have a great evening of art and conversation planned!  See you Monday night, Aug. 4 at 6:30pm .


AUGUST GUEST ARTIST

RANDY MEADOR

WATERCOLORIST

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“Stockyard Sage”

Fort Worth, Texas Watercolorist Randy Meador says he owes his art career to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.  “While reading a Churchill biography in 1991, I stopped and meditated on his words, ‘When I paint, nothing else exists.’  I wanted desperately to go there… regularly.”

The former marketer and speaker began painting that day.

Meador graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1985 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, but initially chose a different career course in a variety of businesses.

“I pestered Buck Taylor (watercolor artist) at a Fort Worth Stock Show in 1992 and asked him who were the best watercolor artists, then proceeded to study all the works of Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Paul Cezanne, and others.  They were my early teachers.  I figured, ‘why not learn from some of the greats?’  Afterward, I just taught myself by making notes of everything that did and did not work.  In the beginning, I think I owned every watercolor technique book ever written, and later it was humbling to find myself competing with many of those authors in juried exhibitions.”

When asked about inspiration for his subjects and technique, he draws what appears to be a sincere blank.  “I’m really not sure I know what that means.  I simply look for something that interests me and try really hard to render not what I see, but what I wished I could see…what I want it to look like… hopefully without screwing it up.”

“I appreciate the accolades and kind words I’m beginning to receive, really I do… I think they’re mostly relatives.  But I try to abide by a phrase my father used to say concerning whether anyone notices what you do:

‘When the spotlight hits, be dancing.’”

“If you’re engaged in something about which you are truly passionate, you’re less likely to notice when a spotlight has found you.”

Oh, wow….Do we have a great artist lined up for our August meeting?  You betcha!  Take a look at 2 of Randy’s watercolors….awesome!  Visit his website to see more of his work   www.randymeador.com

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Meador “Red Bandana”

 

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Weatherford Art Association presents the Western Art Show awards Jan. 17

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The Annual Western Art Show sponsored by the Weatherford Art Association (WAA) will run from January 13 to Feb. 9 at the Firehouse Gallery at 119 Palo Pinto in Weatherford. The reception and awards presentation is scheduled for this Friday, January 17 from 6:30 to 8:30. The public is invited. Judge for the show is FW artist Randy Meador.

WAA is honored to feature Aledo artist, Homer Norris as the special guest artist during the Western Art Show.

Few figures in Parker County, Texas, are as beloved as Homer Norris. Humble, inquisitive, appreciative-and gifted beyond measure, he is artist and storyteller, archaeologist and explorer, student and teacher. One of eleven children born to a brilliant yet poor Aledo welder, during the bleak days of the Great Depression, Homer roamed the countryside – and found his spirit’s nourishment in this land. Drawn to the romantic history of Parker County’s artifacts and relics, mesmerized by the loveliness to be found in a simple iris, captivated by the tales told by old-timers, he developed a passion for beauty and formidable love for his home and its people. To this day he gleans joy, solace and awe from this rugged terrain.

WAA websites: http://www.weatherfordart.com/  http://weatherfordart.blogspot.com/

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The Weatherford Art Association was organized on July 14, 1966 as a non-profit organization with 32 charter members. The purpose of the Association is to promote art appreciation among our members and the general public through educational activities, instructional programs, lectures, class instruction and public display of fine art. Membership is open to all active artists willing to participate in the activities and maintenance of the Association on a regular basis. Inactive artists and non-artists who display an active interest in WAAs purposes may also become members. Membership dues are $40.00 per year for individual participating membership, payable each September. Family memberships and non-participating memberships are also available. Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Firehouse Art Center.

The Weatherford Art Association Firehouse Gallery & Art Center

119 West Palo Pinto Street, Weatherford, Texas 76086 (817) 599-3278

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Rockin’ 3: Western Art Show entries due Dec. 7

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Call for entry: Western Art Show: Rockin’ 3. January / February 2014. 2D/3D art. Deadline Dec. 7, 2013.

In conjunction with the Corsicana Arts District Celebration. Warehouse Living Arts Gallery, 119 West 6th Ave., Corsicana TX.

Submit up to 3 pieces of art in jpeg format (LastName_First_1.jpg) to deb@debmillerfineart.com. 903/641-2354. No hanging fee. 25% commission on sale. Accepted artwork to be delivered the last week of Dec.

Celebration is Jan. 25, 2014 – art show reception & sale

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A New Look at the West Show & Sale

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Some of Western Arts’ finest will be in Corsicana, TX, at the Pearce Museum September 6-8 when A New Look at the West! Show & Sale opens to the public.

A New Look at the West! is not just an opportunity to admire and purchase new work by some of the finest Western artists in the country, it is your chance to help support the Pearce Museum. A New Look at the West! is the Museum’s new annual fundraiser.

This Show & Sale offers collectors, patrons, and visitors an opportunity to explore new and exciting trends in the Western Art genre. While the Pearce Museum’s permanent collection consists of the traditional style that has made this genre iconic, the new Show & Sale will include not only that style we’ve come to know, but also the evolving look of the “new west.”

A New Look at the West! will open to three days of special events and activities. First up is a Preview Reception for VIP guests on Friday evening, September 6, from 6pm to 7pm. This your chance to get a sneak peek at the “New West.” As you peruse the gallery, enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres.

On Saturday, September 7, enjoy free public programs throughout the day offered by three of the show’s Signature Artists: Rebecca Tobey, Judith Durr, and Karen Cooper. You will want to enjoy the Boots n’ BBQ lunch from 11:30am—1pm while on site. This will offer an opportunity for delightful conversation with many of our forty-three participating artists.

Join us Saturday evening for an Elegant dinner and awards ceremony at 6:00pm. Awards will be presented by Western Art Collector and Western Art & Architecture Magazines, as well as the Pearce Museum. At 7:30pm the doors to the gallery will open and sales will begin.
The farewell event, a Closing Brunch for artists and patrons, will wrap up the weekend on Sunday morning, September 8 at 10am.

All of the Show & Sale Opening Weekend Events will take place at the Pearce Museum in the Cook Education Center. Each event is ticketed separately, or you may wish to purchase a weekend pass. (see pg. 4 for ticket prices) The three lectures on Saturday, September 7, are free and open to the public.

As you consider attending A New Look at the West!, please remember this is the annual fundraiser for the Pearce Museum. All funds raised through this event will support the Museum and its mission.

To see the online catalog, participating artists, and ticket information, go to www.anewlookatthewest.com or www.pearcemuseum.com. Call Holly Wait, Director, at 903-875-7438 with questions or to purchase tickets.

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2013 GAVA DEPOT DAY SHOW call for entries

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TEXAS TRACKS, GAVA DEPOT DAY SHOW – 2013. Presented by the GAVA – Gainesville Area Visual Arts, inc. at the Santa Fe Depot.

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Prospectus of the Depot Show 

September 24-October 16

The theme is TEXAS TRACKS which includes anything that says…TEXAS! This can be cattle, horses, plains, rivers, cowboys, ranch materials, trains or tracks, southwest animals, cityscapes, landscapes, Texas flora & fauna. Abstracts with southwest colors and shapes are also acceptable.

Medias may include: pottery; painting; sculpture; graphics; traditional printmaking such as woodcuts, serigraphs, etchings; pastels; pencils; fiber or photography.

Bring your entries to the Santa Fe Depot, 605 E. California St., located at the RR tracks on California Street in Gainesville, TX. Delivery should be on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 between 11am and 4pm. Alternate arrangements need to be personally made by calling. The show will end on October 16th. Pick up your entries at the close of the show on October 16, 2013 from 11am to 4pm. Entry Fees are $5 per entry for GAVA MEMBERS; $8 per entry for Non-GAVA MEMBER.

Depot Day October 12 9am -5 pm
open for viewing Wed-Fri 10am-2pm, Sat 10am-12pm

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