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Winners of the 2018 Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition

May 12 – June 9, 2018

The Reception & Awards Ceremony for the 33rd Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition was held on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the Irving Arts Center. Best of Show was awarded to artist Amy Werntz for her oil “Ella”. The IAC Award of Excellence went to Ken MacFarlane for “More BS!”, a work in oil. $9,o00 in cash was awarded in five media categories to 20 artists. For a full list of awards see below.

Exhibit catalog – awards: 2018TXNawards

The exhibit is sponsored by the Irving Arts Board, the Irving Arts Center, and the Irving Art Association. Exhibit Chair is Linda Wood Shotwell.

For reception photos of awards, artists, celebrants, and Chocolate Rose floral arrangements see the IAA Photo Album (coming soon).

The exhibit was juried by Lyle Novinski and represents works from regional artists residing in Texas and the four surrounding states. It continues at the Irving Arts Center through June 9, 2018. Gallery hours: Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

View the annual floral interpretations of paintings by the Chocolate Rose!  This beautiful floral tribute is only on display May 20 – 26. Free guided gallery tours are offered every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Featured guest speaker is Ted Bruehl, Design Manager for the Chocolate Rose, at the gallery talk on Thursday, May 24 (for the 6:30 p.m. tour.)

Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062



Best of Show:
Amy Werntz “Ella” oil

IAC Award of Excellence:
Ken MacFarlane “More BS!” oil


  1. Erika Pochybova “Portrait of @”
  2. Ernie Fournet “Mama et ‘Tite FIlle”

  3. Emily deLarios “Plum Dumb”

  4. Honorable MentionSteve Danner
    “Lord of the Flies”


  1. Denny Doran “Portrait of Diana Lynn Watson”

  2. Tanja Gant, CPSA, CPX “Camille”

  3. Ruben Contreras “Jason”

  4. Honorable Mention: Russ Mackensen
    “A Cherry on Top”


  1. Sarah Jentsch “The Martyrdom of Rotten Fruit”

  2. Soon Warren “Cosmos in Marbles”

  3. Robert Cook “Royal St. Strole”

  4. Honorable Mention: Muriel Mimura
    “Severo – San Miguel de Allende 2”


  1. Jim Hutchinson “Discussion In the Street”

  2. Ty Milner “Top Hat and Corset in Black and White”

  3. Hebe Brooks “Red Silk Luxury”

  4. Honorable Mention: Albert Handell
    “Growth in Silver”

Mixed Media:

  1. Andrew DeCaen “Opera di Cucina III”

  2. Juergen Strunck “CCK-12”

  3. Renate Kasper “Enduring the Countdown”

  4. Honorable Mention: Gisa Elwazir
    “Protecting the Land”

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Winners of the RCAS 52nd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition

May 2 – 26 at the Eisemann Center in Richardson. Juror is E. Melinda Morrison.

Renate Kasper Best of Show Collage/Mixed Media Exaggeration
Della Isaacson Judge’s Choice Oils/Acrylics Oceantide
Curtis Frederick 1st Place Blue Velvet
Gail Greenoe 2nd Place Just Give Me Two Small Slices of Each
Chris Brizzard 3rd Place Liberamente
Benjamine Lester Honorable Mention Lather


Cindy Daunis 1st Place Apache Dale
Hugh Heaton 2nd Place Girl No. 4
Gwen Revino 3rd Place Apricot Jam
Jin Lee Honorable Mention Hyde


Pastels & Graphics
Steve Miller 1st Place Weathered
Helen Bailey, CPSA 2nd Place Horseplay
Gary Uribe 3rd Place Bullheaded
Janet Gean Honorable Mention Inquisitive


Collage & Mixed Media
Ron Stephens 1st Place “Woop” There It Is
Shermeen Sidiki 2nd Place My Homeland
Giza Elwazir 3rd Place A Little Happiness
Kathy Elliott Honorable Mention Duality


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Winners of the RCAS 2018 Spring Show

Oil / Acrylic 1st Place Janice Hamilton Vases And More

2018 Spring Show Entries Winners List

Best of Show Lucille Carter Waiting for the Posse
Collage / Mixed Media Place Ron Stephens Angular
Collage / Mixed Media 2nd Place Geri McCleskey Gems of the Sea
Collage / Mixed Media 3rd Place Linda Bauer Unearthed Treasure
Collage / Mixed Media HM Susan Martin Swirl
Collage / Mixed Media Merchandise Award Kathy Elliott There is a Crack in Everything
Pastel / Graphics 1st Place Ted Houston Caroline
Pastel / Graphics 2nd Place Cecy Turner A Hint of Winter
Pastel / Graphics 3rd Place Wendy Koehrsen Pampered
Pastel / Graphics Honorable Mention Cynthia Duke-Birowski The Pout
Water Media 1st Place Bob IVoges DART II
Water Media 2nd Place Gwen Revino Tea and Dahlias
Water Media 3rd Place Diane McNabb Light in the Cave
Water Media Honorable Mention Ted Houston From an Iris
Water Media Merchandise Award Claudia Caudill Wind in the Garden
Water Media Merchandise Award Susan Martin Simply Yellowstone
Water Media Merchandise Award Judith Pafford Shooting Stars
Oil / Acrylic 1st Place Janice Hamilton Vases And More
Oil / Acrylic 2nd Place Donald Matheson The Pond
Oil / Acrylic 3rd Place Gail Greenoe Green House
Oil / Acrylic Honorable Mention James Dunn Earthy
Oil / Acrylic Honorable Mention Patricia Watson Heart’s Serendipity

more photos at http://www.richardson-arts.org/archives/2018-RCAS-SpringShow/2018-RCAS-SpringShow.html


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Winners of the IAA Indian Folk Art Juried Exhibition

This is the first year that Irving Art Association has sponsored a juried Indian Folk Art exhibition. Last year we held our first exhibition devoted to Indian Folk Art, but it was nonjuried. It was such a success that we decided to hold a juried version. This year 31 artists from the North Texas area submitted 57 works related to themes around Indian culture and heritage. The exhibition continues through February 23rd at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.

The Reception & Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday, February 11th, from 2-4pm, and was well-attended. Reception photos will posted soon on the IAA Photo Album.

Show catalog: IAA 2018 Indian Folk Art Brochure

Art from this exhibit will also travel to the Irving Arts Center for display from March 3 – April 29, 2018 in the front foyer/administrative halls.

Curator/juror was Deepa Koshaley, artist and landscape architect. http://deepadesignscape.com/

Award Winners

See http://irvingartassociation.org/2018/02/winners-of-the-iaa-indian-folk-art-juried-exhibition/ for the Winners Gallery.

Best of Show


Adult Category –

Best of Show: Saraswathi Ganeshan | Madurai Meenakshi

1st Prize: Madhupriya Srinivasan | Musical Moments

2nd Prize: Monika Dogra | Let there be light

3rd Prize:  Navneeta Khemka | Musical Medley

Honourable Mention I: Meenatchi Subramanian | Radha Krishna

Honourable Mention II: Andrea Chudoba | Secrets of Sisterhood

Chilrden’s Category –

1st Prize: Amolika Kondapalli | Collage of Indian Art

2nd Prize: Charumitha Yuvaraja | Arthanareeswar

3rd Prize: Avina Bansal | Krishna Balram

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The Winners in Dutch Art Gallery’s 2017 Do You See What I See?

Congratulations to the winning artists.

Thank you to everyone that attended the Sneak Peek and juried show reception. If you didn’t make it out, the show runs through January 19th. Still plenty of time to stop in and see all the incredible work.

Join us in congratulating the accepted artists and the winners. To view work, go to http://dutchartgallery.net/product-category/show-winter-2017/

“Dutch Tulips” by Dennis Crayon

“I am painting Trompe-l’œil where part of the painting is in focus the same ways that when you remember something part of the memory is focused and part of the memory is cloudy or deteriorated. I forced grew these tulips at home in the middle of the winter it gave me memories of past springs.”

“Be Who You Are” by Leighann Foster

“You Cannot be Something You Are Not.”

“Bluebonnets in the Early Afternoon” by Liz Rugg

“Can you see the shadows cast by clouds in the afternoon sky?”

“Late Summer Evening” by Joan Chamberlain

“Flowers from a late summer garden cast interesting shadows across a patio table, set for a couple of wine lovers. Like looking for shapes in the clouds, I can find fun characters in the long, cast shadows of the bottle, flowers and leaves. Can you see the guard dog baring his teeth at anyone daring to steal a sip of wine?”



Celebrating over 50 years of providing custom framing tailored to fit your specific needs and showcasing original art from local to worldwide artists. Stop in to see monthly events and our two annual national juried art shows.

Finding and offering incredible, one-of-a-kind art from talented artists is a passion for owners Hans and Pam Massar. Pam, as well as her staff, can guide you in choosing the perfect framing option to fit your home or office for these original pieces or your own. Shadowbox framing for personal mementos is a specialty we offer. From classic sophistication to a contemporary look, all types of framing styles are available plus the personal feeling of a family-owned business. Stop in with your project or just browse around gallery. We look forward to seeing you.

Our 7,000 square foot showroom is conveniently located in Lake Highlands at 10233 E. Northwest Hwy #420, Dallas, TX 75238. We feature an array of original oil, mixed media, limited edition prints and a growing private collection. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30am to 5:00pm.

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Biennial: Origins in Geometry Winners

Lane Banks

Biennial: Origins in Geometry is a juried competition to recognize excellence in emerging visual artists deriving inspiration from geometric abstraction. The exhibit was on view at the Museum July 28 through October 22.

The first place winner is Lane Banks for his work, “Untitled 2015.5”

The second place winner is Alberto Jose Sanchez for his work, “Virtual Spiral”

The third place winner is Beti Bricelj for her work, “Flat Cube I”

Juror was Magdalena Mujica de Arria,

The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art
3109 Carlisle Street
Dallas, TX 75204 United States + Google Map

Phone:(214) 855-7802 Website: http://www.geometricmadimuseum.org

Alberto Sanchez

Beti Bricelj

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Winners of the 2017 Southwestern Watercolor Society Membership Exhibition

BEST of SHOW: “AND OFF to the PARK WE GO” by Ingrid Albrecht

All awards can be found by clicking the link below:
2017 SWS 54th Membership
Exhibition Awards Catalog

Juror was Keiko Tenabe

Congratulations to the following SWS artists who achieved Signature status with their acceptance into the 54th SWS Membership Exhibition: Anne Beletic, Dave Carlson, Kathy Elliott, Suzanne Galloway, Karen Harrington, Mollie Jones, Carol Peterson, and Val Wright

Major awards – more can be found listed in the catalog:


Our 54th Annual Membership Exhibition awards reception was held on Sunday, September 24. Guests seemed to enjoy the sweet & savory hors d’oeuvres, drinks & taking in all the beautiful art to the jazz tunes of Paul Utay’s band. We were able to change the layout and accommodate seating for 135. We had 185 in attendance. Some from as far away as Minnesota!
Many vendor gifts were awarded, several past members were honored with Memorial awards and
SWS awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, as well as, a new award named “The President’s Award” which
was funded by past SWS Presidents to the tune if $500. We also awarded $1,000 to Alicia Farris
for the Edgar Whitney Transparent Watercolor Award and a $1,500 prize to our Naomi Brotherton,
Best of Show to Ingrid Albrecht for her intriguing And Off To The Park We Go watercolor piece! In
total we awarded over $12,000! But, the icing on the cake was likely that our dear Naomi Brotherton won 1st place…she is quite the effervescent artist at 97!
The show was hung for the month of September at the lovely Eisemann Center in Richardson,
Many patrons of the arts were able to enjoy our art as they took in other shows there. A number of reception guests commented how this was likely our strongest show ever. Congratulations are in order, again, to everyone in the Exhibition. We hope even more of our members will take the opportunity to enter next year!
Exhibit Chair Laura Drummond –from the Oct. 2017 SWS Scene Newsletter

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Winners of the 2017 National Animal Art Exhibiton

For the 16th year, Irving Art Association has hosted  a competition featuring animal art. Juror Patsy Lindamond selected 62 pieces of art and photography from artists from all over the country. Drawings,  watercolors, oils, acrylics, photography,  and mixed media are included in this annual exhibit. (Preview Gallery)

The show opened Sunday, August 27th and runs until Sept. 29th at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Gallery hours are Sun., Mon., Wed. & Thurs., from 1 to 4 p.m.and Tues.  from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Awards Reception was held on Sunday afternoon, September 10 from 2-4pm. For a copy of the show catalog click here: 2017 IAA Animal Art Catalog


For Reception & Awards photos, check the IAA Photo Album 

For pictures of the award-winning art, see the Winners Gallery at http://irvingartassociation.org/.

Credit goes to those who worked hard on this exhibit: Exhibit Chair was Linda Wood Shotwell. Entry intake was done through callforentry.org

this year; catalog, by John Hunter. Hanging and intake volunteers were Linda Shotwell, Susan Murray,  Kathleen Ramirez, and Sharon Giles.  Food for the reception was handled by Susan Murray, and reception photographer was Patsy Davila.

On October 17th, 17 pieces from this exhibit will be on display at the Irving Arts Center (3333 N. MacArthur, Irving) for the 6th Annual IAA Animal Art Traveling Exhibit until November 26. Traveling exhibit chairs are Sharon Giles and Susan Murray.


BEST OF SHOW: Gwen Revino “King of the Road, India”

IAA President’s Award: Sheliah Lonian “What a Surprise!”
WATER MEDIA 1st Judi Betts “West Texas”
2nd Shelby Prindaville “Perspective”
3rd Marilyn Bourbon “Happy Go Lucky”
HM Sharon Giles “Cattin’ Around”
HM Elaine Jary “Late Afternoon Egret”
OIL 1st Ann Hardy “Red Headed Friends”
2nd Janae Corrado “The Glutton”
3rd PJ Lenorovitz “Koi Mist”
HM Debbie Flynn A Beauty Up in Thin Air
DRY MEDIA 1st Valorie Sams “Chester”
2nd Deb LaFogg “Crested Caracara”
3rd Ruben Contreras “Looking at Me”
HM Donna Myers “Arm Chair Dog”
PHOTOGRAPHY 1st Tina Alvarez “Dancing Jellies”
2nd John Fernandez “Bos Tauri”
3rd Justin Higgs “Jackie Boy”
HM Krista Hulsman “Texas Longhorn II”
MIXED MEDIA 1st Robin Ingle “Rockin Rooster”
2nd Susie Monzingo “Safe Landing”


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Winners of VAL’s Fresh Ideas 2017

the Visual Arts Guild of Lewisville’s (VAL) Premier Annual Juried Show
An Exhibition in the Art Gallery at the MCL Grand Theater through September
Judged by Christopher Blay, Instructional Associate and Curator at Tarrant County College Southeast
Photos are from the reception with awards held on August 5.
The $1,000 First Prize went to Allegory of the Cave Kryptos by John Koch,represented here by Harley Koch in Mr. Koch’s absence. As part of the first prize package, John Koch will have a solo show in the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery in the summer of 2018.

The $500 Second Place winner was new
VAL member,
Vannessa Kantaphone,
for her painting


Honorable Mentions went to VAL member, Jean Mason, and also to Chuck Pratt. Alexandra Wagner captured the $250 Third Place for her painting Girl in Kayak.


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Winners of the 2017 ArtSpaceIII Regional Exhibition

Fourth Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition 

Exhibition On Display | June 23rd – July 22nd, 2017

Artspace111 | 111 Hampton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102


Congratulations to the award winners and selected artists for the Fourth Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition. The top prize was awarded to Joelle Nagy, who will receive a $1,000 cash prize, and the opportunity to exhibit with Artspace111 in a future exhibition. Juror Shirley Reece-Hughes awarded a total of 5 artworks. View all selected artists for the exhibition on the exhibition page by clicking here: http://www.artspace111.com/4th-annual-regional-juried-exhibition/


Juror Shirley Reece-Hughes
Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Top Prize | Gulyás, Joelle Nagy, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24″
Artistic Merit | Cosmic Orbs, Ann McIntyre, Monotype, 22½ x 16″
Artistic Merit | Bird Buddies, Diane Walker-Gladney, acrylic, graphite, 48 x 36″
Artistic Merit | Remains of Despair, Ward Sanders, box construction, 12 x 18 x 8″
Artistic Merit | When I have long hair , Armando Sebastian, oil on canvas, 40 x 30″

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USA Film Festival announces Short Film Winners 2017

USA Film Festival Logo 2017

DALLAS — On Sunday, April 30, 2017, the USA Film Festival announced the winners of the 39th Annual International Short Film & Video Competition.  The awards program took place on Closing Night of the 47th Annual USA Film Festival in Dallas.
Chosen from more than 600 international entries, the First Place Winning Films included:
Minh Tâm, Vincent Maury, director
The History of Magic: Ensueno, Jose Luis Gonzalez & Dano Johnson, co-directors
Little Potato, Wes Hurley & Nathan M. Miller, co-directors
Gibberish, Nathalie Biancheri, director
Promise, Tian Xie, director
Owen, Kelly Pike, director
The 2017 National Jury included writer/director/producer John Putch, writer/director/actor Christina Beck, actor/producer and teacher Diane Baker, actor DeVaughn Nixon, artist and short filmmaker Rosson Crow and animator/writer/producer and voice actor Jorge Gutierrez.
This year marks the 47th Anniversary of the Festival, which has awarded prizes to dozens of now established filmmakers early in their careers including Mark Osborne (More), Don Hertzfeldt (Lilly and Jim), Danny Leiner (Time Expired), Chel White (Choreography for Copy Machine), Bill Plympton (Your Face), Michael Almereyda (Another Girl, Another Planet), Jessica Yu (Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O’Brien), Wes Anderson (Bottle Rocket), Marlon Riggs (Tongues Untied), Todd Haynes (Superstar), Alexander Payne (The Passion of Martin), George Hickenlooper (Some Folks Call it a Sling Blade), Alan Taylor (That Burning Question) and John Lasseter (Tin Toy).
In addition to the National Jury awards, Festival Awarded Prizes also went to the following Official Selection and other short works:
Jury Prize – Minor Turbulence, Jared Houseman, director
Performance Award – Sharon Lawrence in Home, Russell Simpson, director
Honorable Mention, Student Film — Ambience, Ji Hyun Kim, director
Honorable Mention, Narrative – The Whole World, Julián Quintanilla, director
Honorable Mention, Narrative – The Language of Ball, Ramon Rodriguez, director
Honorable Mention, Narrative – Zaar, Ibrahim Nada, director
Newcomer Award – Jackson Smith in A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud., Karen Allen, director
OFFICIAL SPONSORS — Sponsors of the 47th Annual USA Film Festival include Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, Gaedeke Group, Whole Foods Market, Carol and Alan J. Bernon Family Charitable Trust, Headington Company, Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Mary Fox and Laura Fox Williamson, Suddenlink Communications, Dallas Film Commission, cashstore.com

, Sidley Austin LLP, Jackson Walker LLP, Texas Film Commission, Texas Association of Motion Media Professionals, Wolfgang Puck Catering, SAG-AFTRA, Downtown Dallas News, Dallas Producers Association, Alford Media Services, Angelika Film Center and Ticketmaster.

ABOUT THE USA FILM FESTIVAL — A year-round film festival featuring 50 days of programs
The USA Film Festival is a 47-year-old Dallas-based 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the recognition and promotion of excellence in the film and video arts.  Year-round events include the annual KidFilm® Festival, a 39-year-old International Short Film Competition; monthly screenings; special programs and premieres; and the USA Film Festival, held each Spring.  Throughout the year, the Festival presents a variety of membership, exhibition, educational, and cultural programs designed to bring together audiences and filmmakers for a “live cinema” experience.

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Winners of the 2017 Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition


APRIL 29 – JUNE 3, 201

The Reception & Awards Ceremony for the 32nd Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition was held on Sunday, April 30, 2016 at the Irving Arts Center. Best of Show was awarded to artist Linda Conley for her pastel “Days Finale”. The IAC Award of Excellence went to Linda Lucas Hardy for “It Don’t Make Sense But It’s So Much Fun”, a work in colored pencil. $9,300 in cash was awarded in five media categories to 22 artists. For a full list of awards see below.

For reception photos of awards, artists, celebrants, and Chocolate Rose floral arrangements see the IAA Photo Album (coming soon).

Be sure to see the amazing florals created as tributes to the paintings by the floral artists of the Chocolate Rose.  (left, Gail Delger’s Escape Route) They are only on view for a week.

The exhibit was juried by Michael Holter and represents works from regional artists residing in Texas and the four surrounding states. Cosponsored by Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center.

It continues at the Irving Arts Center through June 3, 2017. Gallery hours: Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062



Best of Show: Day’s Finale by Linda Conley (Pastel)

IAC Award of Excellence: It Don’t Make Sense but it’s So Much Fun by Linda Lucas Hardy (Colored Pencil)


  1. Think About Your Troubles by Steve Danner
  2. Patrick’s Chickens by R’Lene Winters
  3. Bayou Moon by James Stewart
  4. Honorable Mention: Chain Reaction II by

    Lori Maclean


  1. Spheres #2 by Russ Mackensen
  2. Egyptian Arabian Ak Al Kaseed by Helen Bailey
  3. Oasis by Jesse Lane
  4. Honorable Mention: Portrait of an Artist by Marie Maines
    Honorable Mention: Eye’ve Got an Eye on You by Patsy Lindamood


  1. Gathering Eucalyptus by Rance Jones
  2. Ladies Day by Dawna Hasara
  3. Western Transportation by Tina Bohlman
  4. Honorable Mention: Mamacita by Kim Granhaug
    Honorable Mention: New York State of Mind by Ron Bigony


  1. Madeline by Barbara Hack
  2. Kim by Henry Prikryl
  3. Soft Rock by Behnaz Sohrabian
  4. Honorable Mention: Timid Trio by Carolyn Mock
    Honorable MentionLate September Melody
     by Beth Haywood

Mixed Media:

  1. Life Among the Poppies by P.K. Williams
  2. Divine Intervention by Patricia Craft
  3. Watching by Priscilla Krejci
  4. Honorable Mention: About Face by Suzanne Seiler







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RCAS 2017 Spring Show Winners


This show was previously known as the 50+ Show, but is now the SPRING SHOW. Both RCAS members and nonmembers were eligibile for entry. The show was held March 19 – April 23, 2016 at the Richardson Public Library. Judge was Cathy Cotter Smith – SWS, Professor of Art.

AWARDS Ribbons, plus cash or merchandise awards are given in each category. The Awards Ceremony was Tuesday April 19, 2016.
Best of Show Michael Archer You’ve Got My Seat
Judge’s Choice  Ted Houston Travelers
1st Place Pastel/ Graphics Wendy Koehrsen Dog Treat
2nd Place Pastel/ Graphics Janice Hamilton Blue Bonnet Trail
3rd Place Pastel/ Graphics Ted Houston Iris
Honorable Mention Pastel/ Graphics Helen Bailey Friesian Study
Honorable Mention Collage / Mixed Media Brenda Guyton Shrewd Lady
1st Place Oils / Acrylics Beth Eschbach Old Barns
2nd Place Oils / Acrylics Della Isaacson Wonderous World
3rd Place Oils / Acrylics Maureen Jistel Oil Study of MarMar
Honorable Mention Oils / Acrylics Gail Greenoe 6th and Garrison
Merchandise Award Oils / Acrylics Linda Clary Red Door Lodge
Merchandise Award Oils / Acrylics Marianne Phelps Crashed
Merchandise Award Oils / Acrylics Ted Houston Margaret
Merchandise Award Oils / Acrylics Cecy Turner Follow the Sun
Merchandise Award Oils / Acrylics Ed Crumley Spring Break in Heidelberg
1st Place Water Media Gwen Revino Peek-a-Boo
2nd Place Water Media Jones McConnell San Juan Harbor
3rd Place Water Media Cecy Turner Thoughts of Yesteryear
Honorable Mention Water Media Lari Howard Stone Rabbit and Herbs
Honorable Mention Water Media Marianne Phelps Stripes
Merchandise Award Water Media Gwen Revino Iris and Moth
Merchandise Award Water Media Michael Archer Fancy Dancer



For more about Richardson Civic Art Society see the website: http://www.richardson-arts.org/


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LGAA 2017 Spring Membership Show Award Winners


Reception was held Saturday, March 11 at 6:30 P.M at the Shanley House, 224 North Travis, Granbury, TX 76048

The show runs from March 11 until April 29, 2017. Come and support L.G.A.A.

Lake Granbury Art Association


Bob Cook’s Best of Show Long Time Passing II

BobCook LGAA best of show

HONORABLE MENTIONO – Valarie Cranston – Fall Rain
HONORABLE MENTION – Cheryl Lee Moore – Bubble Bath
HONORABLE MENTION – Rebecca Zook – Spellbound
AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT – Colleen Erickson – Mako Island Boats
AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT – Ed Phillips – Final Resting Place
AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT – Pam Schultz – Jim Stewart in Plein Air
AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT – Diane Coble – In the Heat of the Day
SPECIAL JUROR’S AWARD – Phyllis Webster – Raye of Sunshine
SPECIAL JUROR’S AWARD – Telise Roldev – New Beginnings
SPECIAL JUROR’S AWARD – Cynthia Ross – Checkers
SPECIAL JUROR’S AWARD – Marilyn Haskins – Rounding the Buoy
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Mary Ann White – Kimmee
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Van Johnson – They’re Getting Away
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Pam Tullos – How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls

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Award Winners for the 30th Materials: Hard + Soft


30th annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition


2017 MHS Catalog_web

Presented in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts
Opening Reception & Awards was Friday, February 3, 2017.

On view February 3 – May 6, 2017, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
$5 for public, FREE for GDAC members, students and children under 12
Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. Now in its 30th year, the exhibition opens to international artists as we celebrate the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. http://dentonarts.com

2017 Juror award winners


$1,000 Ray & Georgia Gough Grand Prize Winner
Ann B. Coddington | Champaign, IL
twined linen, random woven caning, willow, twined reed, tumbleweed 15″ x 72″ x 12″

$750 Juror Prize Winner
Zoe Preece | Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, UK porcelain, wood


$500 Juror Prize Winner
Bumin Kim | Lewisville, TX
thread, wood, acrylic, paper 11″ x 7″ x 1.5″


$250 Juror Prize Winner
Özlem Ayse Özgür | Tucson, AZ
mixed media installation with ceramics, video, sound -dimensions vary

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Award Winners in LGAA’s 2016 Fall Festival of Art



Artwork in the LGAA Fall Festival of Art is online,http://lakegranburyart.blogspot.com/p/2016-fall-festival-of…

The Show opened at Shanley House Gallery Friday, October 14th just in time for the Harvest Moon Festival that weekend and thereception and awards took place Saturday night Oct. 15th.

Location: Shanley House Gallery | 224 North Travis | Granbury, TX 76049 http://granburyarts.org

Congratulations to our prize winners:


Best of Show
Snow Geese at Hagerman Wildlife Reserve by Sonja Quarles

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Winners of the 2016 SWS 53rd Annual Members Exhibition


The 53rd Annual Membership Exhibition of the Southwestern Watercolor Society is on exhibit at the Eisemann Center of Richardson August 31 through September 24, 2016. The Reception and Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday, September 18th. Awards totaling almost $12,000 were announced.

Juror was Stan Miller. Show Chair is Bill Johnson and Co-Chair Christine Scott. The complete catalog is online at http://www.swswatercolor.org/xPDFs/2016-SWS-53ShowCatalg.pdf. Reception photos are posted on the SWS website and also on the SWS Facebook page.


Naomi Brotherton Best of Show
RAILROAD CROSSING By John Bayalis Watercolor 30″ x 22″


Edgar Whitney Transparent WC Award

1st Place
BIRDS ON A WIRE by Gail Delger

Hermine Salinger Award

2nd Place
WITHIN BOUNDS II by Denise Athanas

Complete list of awards:



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Winners of the 2016 IAA National Animal Art Exhibition


For the 15th year, Irving Art Association has hosted  a competition featuring animal art. Juror Walt Davis selected art and photography from 61 artists from all over the country. Drawings,  watercolors, oils, acrylics, photography,  and mixed media are represented in this exciting collection. (see Preview Gallery)

The show opened Sunday, August 28th and runs until Sept. 23rd at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Gallery hours are Sun., Mon., Wed. & Thurs., from 1 to 4 p.m. and Tues.  from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Awards Reception was held on Sunday afternoon, September 4 from 2-4pm. For a copy of the show catalog click here: 2016 Animal Art Brochure PDF

For Reception & Awards photos, check the IAA Photo Album . – For pictures of the award-winning art, see the Winners Gallery (bottom of page).

Credit goes to those who worked hard on this exhibit: Host was show chair Mark Thompson, and he and juror Walt Davis handed out awards. Entry intake was done by Sharon Giles; catalog, by Deepa Koshaley and Sharon Giles; hanging and intake volunteers were Linda Shotwell, Susan Murray,  Patsy Davila, Jean Knauber and Sharon Giles.  Food for the reception was handled by Susan Murray, and reception photographer was Patsy Davila.

Many thanks to our juror Walt Davis, who selected a beautiful show and delighted artists by explaining the design points and merits of the artwork and photography.

On October 1st, twenty pieces from this exhibit will be on display at the Irving Arts Center (3333 N. MacArthur, Irving) for the5th Annual IAA Animal Art Traveling Exhibit until November 27. Traveling exhibit chairs are Sharon Giles and Susan Murray.

Juror Walt Davis presents Best of Show to Steve Danner
Juror Walt Davis presents Best of Show to Steve Danner


BEST OF SHOW Steve Danner “Cats Eye” Acrylic

BEST OF SHOW Steve Danner “Cats Eye” Acrylic

IAA Award of Excellence Sheryl Hughes “I Can Still See You” Acrylic


WATER MEDIA 1st Jan Riggins “Pookie” Watercolor
2nd Linda Warren Anderson “Burro Blanco” Acrylic
3rd Ramona Freeman “Migration” Acrylic
HM Jeanne “Gay” Anderson “Duck Hunter” watercolor
OIL 1st Cory McLaughlin “Through the Waters” Oil
2nd Sabine Higgins-Mendoza “Swimming Lesson” Oil
3rd James Anderson “Mighty Hunter” Oil
HM Amy Keng “Yoda” Oil
DRY MEDIA 1st Gail Shelton “A Wrinkle in Time” Colored Pencil
2nd Helen Bailey “Papillon Sparkle” Colored pencil
3rd Karleigh Greco “Dunkin” charcoal, ink
HM Marlon Honores “Extinction” Graphite pencil
PHOTOGRAPHY 1st Donna Miller “Fish’n for Supper” Photograph
2nd Andrew Bugh “Peace” Digital Photography
3rd Sue Banfield “Dragonfly” Ultra Chrome Digital Print
HM David Blow “Gathering” Photograph
MIXED MEDIA 1st Anannya Chowdhury “Feathery Dreams” Mixed Media – acrylic & spices


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Irving Art Center’s Art Connection Winners


List of Winners  – 16th Annual Art Connection Members Show, held at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving TX 75062. The exhibit continues through August 27th.

Awards Judge: Elaine Taylor, Gallery Manager, Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Amie Deng (Coppell), Fire, 2015, intaglio print, 9” x 12”
*2016 Design & Thematic Challenge — Heroes/Superheroes: Who Inspires You?
IAC2016 BestofShow

1st Place – Mohitha Peram (Coppell), Colorful Flight, 2016, oil/canvas, 16” x 24”
2nd Place – Rithvik Gunda (Irving), Earth’s Beauties, 2016, oil paint, graphite, pencil, 11” x 25”
3rd Place – Nivedya Vengattery (Irving), Indian Bride, 2016, mixed media, 11” x 14”
Challenge Award* – Clara Limberg (Irving), Goodall, 2016, oil/canvas, 12” x 14”
Honorable Mention – Allison Li (Coppell), Sunbathe, 2016, colored pencil, silkscreen, 7” x 9”
Honorable Mention – Juhi Parikh (Irving), The Eternal Game, 2016, paper quilling, 12” x 12”
Honorable Mention – Tanvi Rudrangi (Irving), Peach Cake, 2016, colored pencil, 9” x 12”
Honorable Mention – Falak Shah (Coppell), Through the Lens, 2016, charcoal on paper, 24” x 20”

1st Place – Monica Marcellus Winters (Irving), Fishpot I, 2015, glazed ceramic
2nd Place – Wilfredo Raguro Jr. (Irving), Lola Trining, photograph/silver gelatin print, 8” x 8”
3rd Place – Rick Deen (Lewisville), Birth of Cubism, 2016, sandstone, 10” x 4” x 6”
Challenge Award* – Sigrid Canto (Irving), My Hometown Heroes, 2015, oil/canvas, 28” x 21”
Honorable Mention – Ed Bowers (Irving), Mother’s Pride, 2016, pen and ink, 14” x 11”
Honorable Mention – Joshua Martin (Coppell), No Body Nose, 2015, charcoal/paper, 32.5” x 26.5”
Honorable Mention – Umida Palmer (Flower Mound), l’homme mystérieux, 2016, oil/canvas, 8” x 10”

1st Place – Ximena M. Peryea (Southlake), Berlin Marathon 2, digital photography
2nd Place – Janice Hamilton (Dallas), Tweeters, 2016, oil and acrylic/canvas, 30” x 24”
3rd Place – Bob Nunn (Dallas), Another View, 2015, mixed media, 20” x 20”
Challenge Award* – U. Crosby (Arlington), Shoe Maker, oil on paper
Honorable Mention – Marsha Oliver Moses (Arlington), Untitled, 2016, wood collage
Honorable Mention – Melodee Martin Ramirez (Flower Mound), Winter Sky Study 2, oil/canvas, 16” x 20”
Honorable Mention – Marty Ray (Dallas), Tumble, 2016, stoneware, brown & black slip, 14” x 7” x 7”

Amie Deng (Coppell), Fire, 2015, intaglio print, 9” x 12”
*2016 Design & Thematic Challenge — Heroes/Superheroes: Who Inspires You?

For purchasing inquiries regarding any of the artwork exhibited in the Members Show,
Please call 972.252.4410 or email minman@cityofirving.org.
For information about the Irving Arts Center’s visual arts programming and
Art Connection membership, please visit www.IrvingArtsCenter.com


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Trinity Arts Guild 2016 Open Show Winners


The Open Show is an annual juried event sponsored by the Trinity Arts Guild. All DFW-area artists are invited to compete. Juror this year was Ann Hardy. The show was on view April 19 – May 17, 2016 at the TAG Gallery. The Reception & Awards Ceremony was May 7.  For more about TAG, see  http://www.trinityartsguild.net

A gallery of winning art is posted in the TAG Nwsletter for May 2016.



Best of Show Iok Hou Pang Consonance (above)

Acrylics & Mixed Media

First Place Suzanne McNeill-Sparks Sparks for Colorful Fish

Second Place Leticia Sedberry Stop Making Sense

Third Place Hugh Heaton Sax Player

Honorable Mention Debbie Ursini Creating


First Place Elaine Jary Neighborhood Hibiscus

Second Place Norma Lively Sunny Blooms

Third Place Celeste McCall Imagination Roses

Jack Richeson Honorable Mentions Valerie Cranston Prickly

and Kimmie Hamm Under the Solomon Sea


First Place Sang Ryoung Chon Carmel

Second Place Norma Lively Sunny Blooms

Third Place Annetta Wooster Thirsty Friend

Honorable Mention Debra Sue Waters Dig Deep


First Place Arlene Taylor Summer Dryad

Second Place Terri Carson Unexpected Bloom

Dry Media

First Place Mahto Hogue Bride to Be

Second Place Marie Maines Ross Cannon Tractor

Third Place Anastasiya Chybireva-Fender Anna

Honorable Mention Pam Smith Girl at Silk Market


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Award Winners of the 2016 IAA Members Exhibit


Irving Art Association presents the award winners at the 61st Annual 2916 Members Juried Art Exhibition.

82 works of art are on display at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts through May 28 with 33 artists participating. Awards were announced at the reception on May 24th.

Reception photos will be posted soon on the IAA Photo Album:

Details are listed on the Exhibit Catalog:  2016IAAMembersShowCatalogWeb

To see the full Gallery of Winners, click here.

Best of Show: Smile by Sohrabian

Best of Show: Smile by Sohrabian

List of Awards

Best of Show: Smile by Behnaz Sohrabian 
Award of Excellence: Scarpa’s Dream by Steve K. Quevedo
Challenge Award (black & white theme): Night Sky by Monika Kumari

Dry Media (Drawing)
1st Place On the Guadalupe by Janice Hamilton
2nd Place Awaiting by Sudeep Kumar 3rd Place First Time Parents Janet Gean
Water Media
1st Place Keeping the Sun by Lynne Buchanan
2nd Place Watching and Waiting by Brett Dyer
3rd Place Soldier of Fortune by Gwen Revino
HM Marsh Morning by Jim Duncan
1st Place The Anderson Brothers by Jim Anderson
2nd Place Stormy Seas by Ann Rowley
3rd Place Fiery Fall Trees by Jane Kahler
HM 3 Girls at the Beach by Jene Gravley
Mixed Media
1st Place Frosted by VET
2nd Place Around the Town by Jean Knauber
3rd Place Black Sumi Rose by Sharon Giles

1st Place Lake Onega Kizhi Island by Mary Ann Vela
2nd Place After Rain by Monika Kumari
3rd Place My Thai by Patsy Davila


  • May 1 – 28 Exhibit on view at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts
  • May 24 – Reception & Awards: 7pm
  • May 28 – Strike Date 10am – 2pm 
  • July 9 – August 14, 2016:
    the IAA Winners Exhibit will be at the Irving Art Center’s Dupree Lobby, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062 (61st Challenge entries will be included)

Artwork from this show not traveling to the IAA Winners Exhibit is invited to be a part oft the IAA Summer Exhibit at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062 (near the corner of Rochelle & Esters). Art will be on view May 28 – July 30. 

Scarpa's Dream by Quevedo

Scarpa’s Dream by Quevedo

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2016 50th Annual RCAS Regional Juried Art Exhibition Awards & 50th Anniversary


The grand finale of RCAS’s 50th Anniversary year was celebrated at the Artists’ Award Reception on May 15th at the Charles W. Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas. In addition to the winning artists and their friends and families, this gala event was attended by the RCAS President, Officers, Members, and thirteen RCAS Presidents Emeritus along with City Officials, including Mayor Paul Voelker, Assistant City Manager Shanna Sims-Bradish and Richardson Public Library librarian and RCAS liaison Ludmila Pospelova. There were more than 200 guests at this reception which featured a lavish buffet and a wine bar. Throughout the event we were entertained by the Paul Utay & Jazz After All band.

The Awards Ceremony was hosted by the 2014-2016 RCAS President, Pat Fekete; the incoming 2016-2017 President, Jones C. McConnell; the Regional Show Chairman, Linda Clary and the Co-Chairman, Denise Weeren.

Eighty works of art were selected for this show, from two hundred and thirty-three entries, by the show judge, Michael Holter, NWS, SWS, SWA. Nineteen cash prizes and eighteen merchandise prizes were awarded to thirty-seven winning artists. Pat Fekete presented a brief history of the Richardson Civic Art Society and introduced the honored guests. Mayor Paul Voelker delivered a congratulatory speech honoring the winning artists and thanking RCAS for its fifty years of artistic and cultural service to the City of Richardson and surrounding communities. He also thanked RCAS for the Best of Show works of art they have presented to the City every year for the past fifty years. Jones C. McConnell announced the awards while Pat Fekete and Linda Clary presented the winners with their certificates and cash and merchandise prizes.

2016 Regional Show Winners Brochure (Download PDF)
List of Awards (Download PDF)
Best of Show Winner (Download PDF)



The judge, Michael Holter, congratulated the artists and shared his thoughts about the excellent quality and variety of the works of art in the show. He acknowledged that the task of choosing winners from a selection of outstanding works of art was truly difficult. He thanked the Richardson Civic Art Society for inviting him to judge this year’s show and offered his congratulations on 50 years of artistic endeavors. He explained that he approaches judging a show like this by evaluating the artist’s use of the timeless principles of design and craftsmanship and by looking for good composition, color harmony, emotion, appropriate relationship to the subject, strong mastery of the tools and consistency of execution.

After the awards presentation, the evening was concluded with a large, delicious anniversary cake prepared by Divinidee Cakes and enjoyed by all.

A huge debt of gratitude goes out to the following volunteers who helped to make the exhibition and reception a spectacular success: our President, Pat Fekete; Chairpersons Linda Clary and Denise Weeren; graphic designer Beth Eschbach; intake volunteers Michael Archer, Claudia Caudill, Lari Howard, Jones C. McConnell, and John Cheney; and treasurer Carol Powell. Michael Archer and Claudia Caudill also volunteered their photography skills to capture the significant moments of this event. I would also like to thank Susan Powers who is the Art Gallery Coordinator for the Eisemann Center, and David Bower who did such a fantastic job of hanging the show. Many others participated in making this a very special evening. My sincere apologies if I have overlooked any of our members who generously contributed their time and talents in support of the Richardson Civic Art Society’s 50th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition and Anniversary Celebration.


–from the RCAS Website http://www.richardson-arts.org/

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Winners of the 2016 Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition


The Reception & Awards Ceremony for the 31st Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition was held on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the Irving Arts Center. Best of Show was awarded to artist Jesse Lane for “Echoes”, a large work in colored pencil. The IAC Award of Excellence went to Steve Quevado for his acrylic artwork “The Melancholy Astronaut.” Over $9,000 in cash was awarded in five media categories to 22 artists. For photos of the award-winning art and also the Exhibit Catalog see http://www.texasandneighbors.com.

The exhibit was juried by Soon Y. Warrenand represents works from regional artists residing in Texas and the four surrounding states. It continues at the Irving Arts Center through May 14, 2016. Gallery hours: Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.


Best of Show: Echoes by Jesse Lane (32×42″ colored pencil)

IAC Award of Excellence: The Melancholy Astronaut by Steve Quevedo (24×48″ ink wash on plaster panel)


  1. The Twirl by Mary Golden-Musick (30×40″)
  2. Glimpse of Spring by Catherine Hollander (22×30″)
  3. Red Dot by Lynne Buchanan (24×24″)
  4. Honorable Mention: Departed Disturbances by Mary Kearney Hull (25×49″)


  1. The Fragility of Lives & Dreams by Linda Lucas Hardy (20×20″ colored pencil)
  2. Autumn Reflections by Noriko DeWitt (36×30″ colored pencil)
  3. A Series of Conversations by Jennifer McCoy (12×48″ charcoal)
  4. Honorable Mention: Poppy Pod by Katherine Baronet (46×48″ graphite)


  1. The Journey Home by Laurie Henry (28×40″ alcohol ink)
  2. Put Your Heart Into It by John James (26×36″ mixed water-based media)
  3. Putting Her Hair Up by Michael Holter (20×20″ watercolor)
  4. Honorable Mention: Sweetheart Rose by Debbie Downing (37×30″ watercolor)


  1. The Vine Walkway by Hebe Brooks (42″x30″)
  2. Cooling Cloth by Ann Hardy (32×38″)
  3. Anderson Children by James Anderson (46×36″)
  4. Honorable Mention: Sunflower II by Behnaz Sohrabian (36×36″)

Mixed Media:

  1. Here Among the Most Remote Realm of Ice & Rock by Gisa Elwazir (33×48″)
  2. Salud by Renate Kasper (20×20″)
  3. Canyon Sunset by Karin Anderson (38×30″)
  4. Honorable Mention: Dutch Garden by DebiLynn Fendley (18×21″)


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Winners of the Stars of Texas Exhibit in Brownwood


FEBRUARY 7 to 19, 2016

Each February the Brownwood Civic and Cultural Center hosts the annual Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit.  This juried exhibit runs for two weeks and culminates with the presentation of $7250 in prizes.The Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit was conceived in 1999 in order to showcase the newly restored Santa Fe Depot. This year there were over 350 entries and only 130 accepted.

Location: Depot Civic and Cultural Center, 600 Depot St., Brownwood, Texas



2016 Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit Award Winners

(On view at http://www.starsoftexasjuriedartexhibit.com/gallery.html)

$1000 Dorothy Mayes Best of Show Award:   Elise Techentine – “Balance on the Edge”  (Granbury)

$750 Texas State Optical Juror Award:  Frank Roddie- “ August Afternoon on Brady Creek  (Brady)

$500 Don C. Martin Memorial Watercolor Award: Mary Lambeth – “Blanket Shadow”  ( Midland)

$500 Empire Iron Works Sculpture Award: Matt Tumlinson – “Inherit”  (Early)

$500 KOHLER Award: Jeanette Alexander – “La Musica del Hombre”   (Granbury)

$500 Charles and Kay Beth Stavley Merit Award:  Ben Sum – “Against the Wind”  (San Angelo)

$500 Brownwood Art Association Photo Group Photography Award: Susan Minzenmayer – “Street Scene #1”  (Winters)

$500 Mary and Ernest Cadenhead Pastel Award: Kit Timmins – “Modern Times 2”  (Brownwood)

$500 J. Hite Homes, Inc. Merit Award: Anthony Brown – “Cathedral of Aspens”  (Abilene)

$500 Brownwood Art Association Oil Medium Award: Patty Rae Welllborn – “Jose on Bongo”  (Abilene)

$100 Honorable Mention Award – #1:  Bruce Hackney – “Texas Hill Country”  (Abilene)

$100 Honorable Mention Award – #2:  Marian DeBerry – “On the Verge of Winter”  (Abilene)

$100 Honorable Mention Award -#3: Stella Tinkler – “Vessel of Many Colors”  (Brownwood)

$100 Honorable Mention Award -#4: Jean Smith Hensley – “Skylines”   (Ballinger)

$100 Honorable Mention Award -#5: Hugh Campbell III – “Ole Time Graffiti”  (San Angelo)

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VAST’s 10th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition

Best of Show - Karen Jacobi "The Lion"

Best of Show – Karen Jacobi “The Lion”

The Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) 10th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition is on display in the Gough Gallery at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory, through February 21st.

The 125-Mile Exhibition was initiated in 2006 to establish a regional, high-quality juried art exhibition for artists living within a 125-mile radius of Denton, TX, to compete and show their work.

This regional exhibition features 30 pieces of art from artists within a 125 mile radius of Denton, TX. They were selected by Juror Dr. John Marcucci from 155 entries. Some of the winners include:

Best of Show: Karen Jacobi with “The Lion” (Oil on fabric)
1st Place: Martha Underriner with “Aging Memory” (Stoneware and wood)
2nd Place: Kenna Prior with “Floating Kites” (Monotype)
3rd Place: Laura Carter with “Unfinished Business” (Mixed Media)

Of the 30 exhibition artists, 15 are members of VAST. They are: David Blow (Hickory Creek), Deborah Boschert (Lewisville), Darla Bostick (Denton), Nel dorn Byrd (Aubrey), Gail Cope (Farmers Branch), Kathy Elliott (Garland), Angelia Ford (Lake Dallas), Lori Garner (Argyle), Tonya Littmann (Denton), Lori MacLean (Duncanville), Tesa Morin (Denton), Heather Pregger ( ), Kenna Prior (Denton, Laurie Weller(Denton),), and Deanna Wood (Denton).

Juror Dr. John Marcucci is the Director and President of Haley-Henman Gallery LLC, providing contemporary fine art services since 2007. Under his leadership, the gallery focuses on emerging and experienced regional artists of different media, celebrating multicultural diversity and promoting dialogue among artists and collectors.

Dr. Marcucci is also a painter and sculptor, with the notable distinction of having a work in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Since 2008, Dr. Marcucci has served as the Juror for multiple regional and state competitions. He currently directs Gallery 422 and other art spaces in the Dallas area. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Dallas Creative Arts Center.


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

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Pastel Society of the Southwest Members Art Show

Portrait / Figure Award
William Schneider ” Blue Angel”

What is PastelThe Pastel Society of the Southwest presents its Member’s Show on exhibit now thru Dec 30th at the new Recreatiion Center of Grapevine. It is located at 1175 Municipal Way in Grapevine, Texas. Consider a piece of original art as a gift for someone special ~ like yourself.

For more about the Pastel Society of the Southwest see the website: http://PSSW.info


Mary Clayton Memorial Best of Show Diane Rappisi "David

Mary Clayton Memorial Best of Show
Diane Rappisi “David

First Award of Excellence: Albert Handell Rock Wall at Rio Rancho

First Award of Excellence:
Albert Handell Rock Wall at Rio Rancho

Second Award of Excellence
Sherry Clark “Cameron”
Third Award of Excellence
Lorrie Turner “It’s a Beach Day”

Landscape Award
Marian Hirsch “Gone Now”

Portrait / Figure Award
William Schneider ” Blue Angel”

Still Life / Floral Award
MaryJean Davis “Ready to Play”


Submitted by Sherry Barber. Email: sherry.barber@ymail.com

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Winners of the 2015 Irving Art Association Members Juried Exhibition


The Irving Art Association’s 60th Annual Members Juried Exhibit
opened May 24th in both both the East and West Galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts.  The show will run through June 25th and a Winners Exhibit will continue on to the Irving Arts Center in July and August.

Awards were presented by Exhibits Chair Mark Thompson on May 26. For more reception photos see the IAA Photo Album.  For a preview of the entire show, click here. For a gallery of winners, click here.


Best of Show:
Marie Cristina Noriega, Dia Noche oil

IAA Award of Excellence:
Daniele Jones, Nature Strong acrylic

Challenge Award:
Patsy Davila, #60 mixed media


  1. Helen Bailey, Jullyen El Jamaal at Liberty
  2. Susan Murray, YAY 60!

Best of Show: Marie Cristina Noriega, Dia Noche


  1. Mark Thompson, Child Actress
  2. Monika Kumari, The Walk, Snow 2015


  1. Jene Gravley, 3 Kids Fishin’
  2. Lisa Morgan, Dead Flowers
  3. Pat Arnold, Award

Water Media

  1. Lynne Buchanan, Madison Avenue
  2. Annanya Chowherdy, Rainbow Peacock on a Rainy Day
  3. Carol Simmons, Shoes on the Beach

Mixed Media

  1. VET, Crossroads
  2. Lynne Buchanan, Evolving
  3. Sharon Giles, The Critics (IAA 60th)

For a gallery of winners, click here.

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2015 SWA International Juried Watermedia Exhibition Award Winners


The 2015 Exhibition had some of the finest works ever in an SWA show. On view May 4 – June 12 at the Fort Worth Central Library.
To see the winners and the accepted artists in this show, click on the link below:
The winners of the Awards were:
BEST OF SHOW – Monika Pate – TX –  Cannas II
2nd Place -J Anna Roberts – IN –  Bee Dazzled
3rd Place – Soon Y. Warren – TX –   Shadow
Juror Awards:
Jane Stoddard – NY –  Work Force
Mindy Faubion – TX – Nap Time Together
Amy Lewandowski – OH –   Guarded Window
James R. Stewart – TX –  Springtime Blues
Honorable Mention Awards:
Eileen Mueller Neill – IL –  That’s A Dusey
Daniel Angeles – TX  – Book of Life
John James Maria – PA – Ex Cathedra #2
Robert Cook – TX – Cullen’s Ride
Monika Pate
To see the winners and the accepted artists in this show, click on the link below:

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Winners from the Richardson Civic Art Society Membership Show

Starlight Express_Best of Show

Starlight Express_Best of Show

The winners of the Richardson Civic Art Society’s annual 2014 Membership Show and Sale have been announced.

The Best of Show went to Helen Bailey for “Starlight Express.”  The Ann Ramsey Award went to Jones C. McConnell, Jr. for “It Ain’t Skinny Dipping,” and the First Time Entry Award went to Gwen Revino for “Mermaid Fountain.”  First Place in the category of oils or acrylics went to Steve Miller for “Summer Light.”  First Place in the category of water media went to Darla Bostick for “Bananas for Sale.”  First Place in the pastels/graphics category was awarded to Helen Bailey for “Skye,” and First Place in the collage/mixed media category went to Don Dorsa for “Old Grandad.”

Mermaid Fountain _Best First Time Entry Award

Mermaid Fountain _Best First Time Entry Award

The show can be viewed on the second floor of the Richardson Public Library through November 7th.  The show was juried by Paul Booker, an award-winning sculptor and painter and adjunct Professor of Art at the University of Texas at Dallas and also at Collin College.  The show is an opportunity to view and purchase local art.  More information and images can be found at www.richardson-arts.org.

RCAS meets in the Richardson Public Library basement on third Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.  Visitors may attend meetings at no charge.  Anyone is welcome to sign up for membership.  RCAS is supported in part by the City of Richardson through the Arts Commission.

It Aint Skinny Dipping_Ann Ramsey Award

It Aint Skinny Dipping_Ann Ramsey Award

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