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Oil Painting Alla Prima Style with Chris Brandley – Open for Adults

Loosen up and go bold with clean color! Oil Painting Workshops for beginners to advanced: Open for September 29-30 2017 or October 27-28 2017 in Grapevine, Texas.

Also, paint with me in France in July 2018!

For more information and to register,  Visit chrisbrandley.com/workshops

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Schedule & Speakers for ART AID EXPO 2017 on July 15

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The Art Council of Fort Worth & the Fort Worth Community Arts Center are proud to present the inaugural annual Art Aid Expo 2017 for artists and arts organizations. Demonstrations and seminars in 9,000 square feet of contemporary galleries will be geared towards artists, art non-profits and other creative professionals highlighting the diverse support services available. Featured organizations and professionals will present their expertise through a variety of workshops and seminars helping artists to learn how to sustain a living in the arts.

This one day event will occur on Saturday, July 15th, 2017. Presale tickets are available for $15 or $25 at the door. Active TAC Member tickets are $10.00.


Title and Topic
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Kathleen Forrest
Public Engagement Coordinator, Fort Worth Public Art
“An introduction for artists to the City’s Public Art Program”
10:40 AM – 11:10 AM
Roy Richardson
FW Camera Club
“The Art of Photographing Artwork”
11:20 AM – 11:50 AM
Lauren-Ashton Moncrief
A Social Media Manager @AgencyPMG
“Social Media in the Creative Realm”
12:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Joy Simpson
MFA, CIC  Associate – Business Insurance
“Insurance for the Fine Arts Community”
12:40 PM – 1:10 PM
Benjamin Hicks
Lab Technician, Fort Worth Camera
“How To and Best Practices for Digital Printing, Film Photography and Scanning”
1:20 PM – 1:50 PM
Jennifer Henderson
President and Founder of J.O.
“What Does Your Brand Say About You?”
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
William Campbell
William Campbell Contemporary Art
“Establishing and Maintaining Relations with a Gallery”
2:40 PM – 3:10 PM
Tom Maddrey
Maddrey PLLC
“Art Law”
3:20 PM – 3:50 PM
Megan Henderson
Director of Events & Communications, Near Southside, Inc
“DON’T LEAVE, DIG IN. A plea from Megan: The Responsibility of the Private Sector in Creating an Arts Ecosystem”
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Eddie Brown
Contributing writer, Fort Worth Weekly
“Newsworthy: Tips for getting and maintaining media exposure”
4:40 PM – 5:10 PM
Kelly Hart
Nu- Design
“Marketing with Authenticity: Selling Your Work Without Selling Out”
5:20 PM – 5:50 AM
Debby Stein
Riverside Arts District
“The Power of the Pop Up”
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
John Worley
Sonavor Custom Canvas
“John Worley demonstrates how you could build and stretch your own custom canvas frame.”
Booths and Demonstrations
Art Luck
Art Room
Arts Council of Fort Worth Grants Program
Asel Art Supply
Emergency Artists’ Support League
Fort Worth Art Collective
Fort Worth Art Dealers Association
Fort Worth Camera
Fort Worth Camera Club
Fort Worth Public Art
Fort Worth Weavers Guild
John Worley
Joy Simpson
Judy Sager
Mike Moffatt
Riverside Arts District
Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts
Texas Sculpture Association

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December 2016 at the Creative Arts Center + In the Community


Creative Arts Center of Dallas, 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228

http://www.creativeartscenter.org/  Tel: 214-320-1275  Email: info@creativeartscenter.org
Register Today for Spring 2017 Classes!

Classes are currently available for online registration! Take a look at what we have in store for the new year.

Purchase a Gift Certificate
The holidays are here… Get creative and give a CAC gift certificate. Recipients can choose their own class or workshop! What could be better?

Annual Creativity Raffle – 2 More Days!
Purchase your tickets for our annual Creativity Raffle until December 3rd. All entrants have the chance choose their possible prize including an art party, instant art collection or a custom pet portrait. We can’t wait to draw the winners!

CAC Holiday Office Hours
The CAC office will be closed December 23rdJanuary 2nd and will reopen Tuesday, January 3rdresuming normal office hours. From everyone here at CAC, Happy Holidays!

PRACTICE: Ceramic & Jewelry Department Exhibition at CAC
Featuring the work of CAC teaching artists and students, this exhibition is the final installment of the year in the ongoing Process to Product exhibition series and will be on view throughJanuary 20th. Many items will be for sale just in time for the holidays!

Mural Opportunity at Cedars Social
Cedars Social, a “cocktail den and kitchen” located on South Lamar has recently added a Container Bar to their outside patio. Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for a Call to Artists (exclusive to CAC Members) detailing how you can be involved in creating a mural that will face the Dallas Police Headquarters.

ArtAbility @ CAC
Join us this Saturday, 2 pm to 4 pm for ArtAbility, our free studio program offering high-quality arts instruction to teens and adults with developmental and intellectual challenges. Space is limited. Please RSVP (214) 223-9644.

Apply to Dallas Arboretum’s Artscape
The Dallas Arboretum’s annual fine craft show and sale will be held April 28th – 30th. The deadline to submit your artist application is December 9th.

On Creativity…
As our 50th anniversary draws to a close, I’m reflecting how incredible 2016 has been for CAC and me personally. It was an exciting year of creativity and collaboration resulting in achievements that we never imagined. We began the year with the launch of the anniversary at the opening of The Legacy of Octavio Medellin: His Work and Influence at the Latino Cultural Center in which more than 300 people attended. The celebration continued when we hosted our 50th anniversary fundraiser, The Blue Plate Special, in April that was attended by more than 200 people and featured the silent auction of hundreds of artist-designed plates. It culminated in October at the City Performance Hall where more than 250 people previewed the Octavio Medellin Map & Driving Tour as well as enjoyed performances by traditional Aztec dancers, a student mariachi band and a brief commission play performed in both English and Spanish.
From the first brainstorming session with our fantastic advisory committee two years ago to the exciting relationships we created with many stakeholders old and new, the anniversary was a journey that allowed CAC to elevate its status in the community. We are especially grateful to SMU’s Jerry Bywaters Special Collection at the Hamon Arts Library which houses Medellin’s archives and the City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs both of which supported us completely along the way.
For me personally, 2016 marked the 10th year of my tenure at CAC, and I’m so grateful to the original board that took the risk to hire a “non-arts” person for the job. I have been privileged to have had several wonderful mentors all of my professional career, but the two women that have served in that capacity in this job and also served as CAC 50th anniversary Honorary Co-Chairs – Gail Sachson and Patricia Meadows  – have been miracles in my life.
I had the opportunity to hear Rev. Richie Butler of St. Paul United Methodist Church, speak at the Dallas Arts District Breakfast this week and to paraphrase, he noted that “religion divides, politics divide, but art and creativity unite us for a common good.” For those of us working in this field and for the many arts organizations making an impact, our job is to provide sanctuary, now more than ever. As Alice Walker writes, “Though we have encountered our share of grief and troubles on this earth, we can still hold the line of beauty, form and beat. No small accomplishment in a world as challenging as this one.”
Diana Pollak
Executive Director

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November at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center: Receptions Nov. 4, Shop Small Saturday & more


The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is proud to announce a Shop Small Saturday event. Small works by local artists will be for sale to the public for a special one day event on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, November 26 from 10AM to 4PM. Behind every small business there’s a story worth knowing. Small Business plays a big role in making our community great!

For more information, email events@fwcac.org. Or see the website fwcac.org


November Exhibits
Reception: Friday, November 4, 2016; 6 – 9pm
Free and open to the public
New Exhibitions:fwcacnovexhibits

November 4 – December 22, 2016
Focus Gallery One: Unseen Realities
Lael Burns explores her interest in the tensions between spiritual and material aspects of life. She uses hot rod car graphics and colors, and softer, delicate organic forms to make connections between the visceral and graphic.
Focus Gallery Two: Gravitational Continuity 
By relinquishing precise control of the shape glass takes, Morgan Chivers achieves a form reminiscent of large-scale cosmological simulations.


November 4 – 26, 2016
Texas Pottery & Sculpture Guild Sale and Exhibit

A sale and exhibit of functional and sculptural ceramics. Sale: 5 – 9pm Friday, 10 – 4pm Saturday.

Memories & Musings V
Judith Wolf and Doris Mobley are two friends who exhibit together.

An Eternal Present and State of Being 

Kelly Ingleright-Telgenhoff explores the duality that exists in life, pairing the beautiful with the grotesque, the real with the abstract, the minimal with detailed.

Roy Richardson strives to design color photographs that all can enjoy.
Along the Rio Grande’s Big Bend
An exhibit by Ken Spencer of black and white photographs along and near the Rio Grande river as it forms the border between Big Bend National Park and Mexico.
Postcards from the West
A solo show of landscapes, flora, and symbols of the west by nationally-recognized artist Louis Escobedo.


WOCA Project 4th Annual Juried Artists’ Book Exhibition

An exhibition exploring the diversity within the artist book medium.

Through December 28, 2016
TAC Featured Artist: Edgar Miller, In Between the Dark and the Light

Edgar Miller seeks to find interesting light on interesting subjects.

TAC Small Works Show
November 12 – January 2, 2016
Works under 15″, perfect for holiday gift-giving, all created by local artists.
ART7 Gallery 820 Currie Street NEW LOCATION


TPSG Pottery Christmas Sale
November 4; 5 – 9pm & November 5; 10 – 4pm
A sale of ceramic sculpture and pottery.
An Evening of Hope
November 5, 2016; 6:30pm
Hope International Development Agency presents An Evening of Hope Fundraising Event. Join us for a wonderful Ethiopian meal and special entertainment, the company of friends, a silent auction, great music, a short feature film, and an important opportunity to transform lives in Ethiopia through your giving.

Louis Escobedo Painting Workshop
November 7 – 9, 2016
This 3-day intensive workshop with artist Louis Escobedo will be held in the Back Gallery from 9:30 am – 4 pm. Call for more information. 817.298.3026.
Artist’s Talk by Morgan Chivers
November 11, 2016, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Morgan Chivers graduated from San Jose State University in 2011 after spending a full decade earning four simultaneously conferred degrees with five associated minors: BA in History, BA in Global Studies, BFA in Photography, and BFA in Spatial Arts, with minors in Anthropology, Music, Religious Studies, German, and Environmental Studies.  His approach to the world is inherently cross-disciplinary; the lusts for knowledge and context drive his life.
Juror’s Talk: The Thing Lyric: Collaboration, Encounter, and the New Poetics of Bookworks
November 12, 2016, time TBA
Drawing on recent critical theories that foreground the vibrancy of things, Dr. Anne Keefe will introduce a theory of “thing lyric” to investigate how the artist’s book itself becomes an agent in the collaborative process of reading.
Hawaiian Hula Dance Workshop
October 6-November 14, 2016

Experience the beautiful culture of Hawaii through dance, music, stories and language.  Each class will have segments of basic hula hand and feet movements, history, storytelling, music, learning about traditional hula instruments, and basic Hawaiian language as it relates to hula dance.  You will learn a beautiful hula about a well-known Hawaiian Goddess, and have the opportunity to perform your hula at the Workshop showcase on November 17.
Shop Small Saturday
November 26, 2016; 10 – 4pm
Small fine art and craft works by local artisans. Free and open to the public.
Come browse our small gift shop where you can purchase unique, artist-made pieces, as well as original jewelry, ceramics, glass, woodwork, metalwork, wearable art, handmade prints, photography and other fine art and craft works!
We are taking submissions for new works in the ARTshop!

Fort Worth Swing Dance Syndicate
Love to swing dance (or wanna learn how)? Fort Worth Swing Dance Syndicate hosts dances and classes every Thursday from 8:00-11:00 pm! Admission is $7.00 for non-members or $5.00 for members/students/affiliates (with valid ID).
Plan Your Event!
The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is the perfect place to have a wedding, conference, or any other special event. Whether it’s a private or corporate event – we can accommodate with beautiful spaces, catering, and stunning local art.  

Contact us today!

Artist Opportunities

Professional Practices: Portfolio/CV
November 7, 2016: 6pm
The Texas Artists Coalition presents this first in a Professional Practices series for artists, in collaboration with Art Tooth. Open to all. More details and sign-up HERE

9 x 12 Works on Paper Show Call for Artists
Postmark Deadline: November 15, 2016
Open to all artists! 
The Fort Worth Community Art Center announces an open call for entries: 2016 9 x 12 Works on PaperShow December 2-27, 2016.  Artworks on or of paper or paper products may be any size, but MUST fit in a 9 x 12 envelope; folded, 3D or multi-part OK.  Unmatted, unframed photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, cast or folded paper or digital prints OK (other materials attached-OK). Original artworks only; no reproductions.  Put artist’s name, address, title & date of work and medium on back. No entry form. Open to all artists – no age or geographical restrictions. All artwork is shown – no jury. Entry fee is $5 US/piece; 6 entries max.  Postmark deadline November 15, 2016.  All artwork for sale for $100 US; artist gets 75%.  Unsold works with SASE will be mailed by Jan 31. Send entries, entry fee by check or M.O. or PayPal to 9 x 12, FWCAC, 1300 Gendy,
Fort Worth, TX 76107.
Life Drawing with Carol Ivey at the Arts Center
Saturday mornings, October 15 – November 19, 2016
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

6 sessions
$225 model fee included
This class is aimed at the beginning and intermediate level. Emphasis will be on developing and engaging visual perception to see the human form in terms of unique configuration. Participants learn and practice exercises in gesture, contour, shape, proportion, value, and expression. Some structure and anatomy
will be presented. Poses vary in length from the quick study to the more finished drawing. All work is done from the live unclothed model. To register contact: Carol Ivey 817-774-6048

Painting Classes with Carol Ivey at ART7
Friday mornings
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
An on-going Friday morning painting class, open to all levels and all approaches with students receiving individualized instruction.

Tuition: $140, or $120 for TAC members. ART7 Gallery, 820 Currie St.
To register contact: Carol Ivey 817-774-6048
The Texas Artists Coalition is a membership program designed to offer benefits for artists in the North Texas community. The mission of the TAC is to support the career development of artists, whether they are emerging or established, amateur or professional. Programs of the TAC are supported by the Arts Council of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.
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Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art at the Irving Arts Center


The 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art

September 17November 13


Presented by the Islamic Art Revival Series in partnership with Irving Arts Center, the 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art is a program of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation.

This prestigious international exhibition of artwork is inspired by Islamic culture, art, literature and architecture and features works in a variety of styles and media from artists around the world.  Coming from diverse backgrounds, with varying faiths, ages and levels of expertise, the exhibition aims to present Islamic art as a universal language,  a translator and connector of generations and cultures.

2016 Juror: Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar, Associate Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

–from the website http://www.irvingartscenter.com/event/the-5th-annual-juried-exhibition-of-contemporary-islamic-art/


Louise Mackie, Curator for Islamic Textiles and Art, Cleveland Museum of Art – “Islamic Textiles Through the Ages,” Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. (Suite 200).

Bahman Panahi, artist, master calligrapher and musician– “The Musicality of Calligraphy.” Reception and performance follows talk.
Oct. 1 at 4 p.m., (Dupree Theater).
Click to RSVP

Eastern Weaving (Instructor: Samia Khan) & Interfaith Symbolism in Sacred Geometry (Instructor: Matt Anzak).
Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to noon & 1-3 p.m. (Suite 200)
Click to register for Eastern Weaving.  Click to register for Interfaith Symbolism in Geometry.  Capacity is limited!

Geometric Art!  Guided by artists, budding artists of all ages make art projects inspired by the exhibition. Supplies provided.
Oct. 9, 1-4 p.m. (Suite 200)
No RSVP required.

TALK: Jason Moriyama, architect and senior partner at Moriyama and Teshima, Toronto, “Interfaith Spaces: Towards an Architecture of Understanding.”
RECEPTION PERFORMANCE: Ismaili Muslim Youth Choir of Dallas conducted by Dr. Tina Mohammad, will accompany an art installation by artist, Shafaq Ahmad. (Follows talk, Main Gallery).
Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. (in the Dupree Theater followed by a reception in the Main Gallery)
Click to RSVP

Oct. 15 @ 2 & 4 p.m. led by IAC Executive Director Todd Eric Hawkins.
Nov. 5 @ 2 & 4 p.m. led by Marcie Inman, IAC Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programs.
Click to RSVP to tours on Oct. 15
Click to RSVP to tours on Nov. 5

Irving Arts Center

Main Gallery
3333 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062  http://irvingartscenter.com

Gallery Admission is FREE

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.

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Free Workshop: The Basics of Illustration by Erica Guajardo Sept. 30


Hosted in partnership with Little D Markets

Commerce Street Night Market (map)

444 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX, 75202

Bring out your inner artist! Dallas artist Erica Guajardo brings a multitude of experience as a public and gallery artist to the upcoming Commerce Street Night Market. Join Erica for an interactive lesson on the basics of illustration. Participants will create a free style painting using simple techniques taught by Erica. Create your own masterpiece, take it home, and display it in your own personal Louvre!


Erica Guajardo is an Oak Cliff based artist who specializes in bold designs across public and gallery spaces, and textiles/handbags. She holds degrees in printmaking and interior design, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from UTA.  In 2014, she was selected as one of the artists to participate in the “Parking Meter Project” in Deep Ellum.  Along with that, she has painted in nearly 100 different venues and festivals, and instructed “painting with a twist classes” in the metroplex.

Registration is limited to 20 students. Registrants must arrive by 6:55 PM. Spots will be given up to those on a waiting list after 6:55 PM. 

Registration is Free! Reserve your space now! http://knowhowdallas.com/classes/2016/9/11/the-basics-of-illustration-by-erica-guajardo

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Largest Art Materials Expo in the World! Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 in Santa Fe

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We are so excited to share this with you and your members! The biggest Art Materials and Workshop Expo of it’s kind in the world is taking place in Santa Fe Sept. 29-Oct. 2.  We have planned it back to back with Balloon Fiesta this year so artists can enjoy BOTH!


  • We have 114 Workshops covering 17 different mediums!
  • Free Demos for Four Days!
  • Deep discounts offered by 68 vendors!

And so much more you can read about and sign up here >>

Your members will be eager to know about the fabulous Artisan Materials and Workshop Expo so they can enjoy all the benefits of attending this event! Can you share this info so they can make travel plans & sign up for their favorite classes and demos right away?

Thank you so much! And, please, let me know how we can collaborate with your organization. I am the Outreach Coordinator for http://artisan-santafe.com/ and look forward to helping your members in anyway we can. Would you kindly add me to your communication list so we can stay informed about your organization?

Thank you again for letting your members know about this fabulous opportunity!

Artfully yours,

Lisa Adams Reed/ Artisan Santa Fe
505-954-4180, ext 119

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HCAF Fall Workshops in Ingram


We are pleased to announce our Fall Workshop Schedule! Just an FYI, our website is undergoing an update, so please keep checking back on www.hcaf.com for more information on these workshops and others.

HCAF Visual Arts Center
A 1,700 square foot gallery, four art studios, a ceramic lab and press studio comprise the Duncan-McAshan Visual Arts Center. The gallery exhibition schedule includes a full range of art in virtually all media. Exhibitions feature local as well as nationally and internationally recognized artists. Works of art are available for purchase at most of the shows, and admission to the gallery is always free.

The Hill Country Arts Foundation has been hosting art workshops for over half a century, and offers programs and support for artists of all ages. The roster of artists who have taught here reads like a who’s who of the art community locally, regionally and nationally. Although all of our workshops emphasize hands-on learning, many instructors supplement this using current technology, demonstrations and lectures. Full tuition is due 30 days prior to each workshop, and lab and/or material fees are payable to the instructor on or before the first day of class. Specific information on exhibits and workshops may be viewed on our website.



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Creative Arts Center of Dallas Summer Classes & Workshops


Summer registration is now open!  There will be two 6-week sessions and classes begin the week of May 31.  Click HERE to register.


The Creative Arts Center of Dallas offers ongoing weekly studio classes or one-time workshops in a wide range of visual arts. Ours is the largest community-based visual arts education programs in the city, offering more than 500 classes for teens and adults throughout the year.

Whether you are a novice, emerging artist or a working artist or have an interest in traditional fine art, contemporary art or fine craft, CAC has the perfect class or workshop for you.

  • Books & Paper Arts
  • Ceramics
  • Clay Sculpture
  • Creative Writing
  • Drawing
  • Foundations & Creativity
  • Glass
  • Leather
  • Jewelry & Small Metals
  • Mosaic
  • Painting
  • Photography & Digital Media
  • Sculpture
For more information on classes and workshops available this session or to register online, click here: http://www.creativeartscenter.org/  Tel: 214-320-1275
Email: info@creativeartscenter.org


2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228

In addition to other benefits detailed on our Become a Member page, a membership entitles you to a $30 discount for all classes or workshops you take in the year after you sign up for membership. Your membership is completely tax-deductible.


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Craft Guild of Dallas Summer Session starts June 6 – REGISTER NOW




The Craft Guild of Dallas is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing arts and craft instruction for almost 70 years. We offer year-round classes and workshops for adults, from the beginner to the advanced, taught in the disciplines of metalsmithing, pottery, glass, bookbinding, painting, drawing, fiber arts, leather working and other traditional arts. Students explore and create in new, professionally-equipped studios. Our summer courses include specially designed classes for children and young adults. Membership is open to the public. http://www.craftguildofdallas.org/

972-490-0303 info@craftguildofdallas.com

New Location! Valley View Center, located at 635 & Preston.



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Upstairs Gallery STUDENT ART SHOW opens May 7




MAY 7, 2016 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Upstairs Gallery is pleased to feature new work from adults and children who have taken art classes at
The Upstairs Gallery. The main purpose of this show and sale is to thank our students and teachers for supporting the gallery and to share their beautiful artworks with the community.
STUDENT SHOW – MAY 7 – 21, 2016


ART CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS AND TEENS – from beginners to practicing professionals, The Upstairs Gallery offers a wide selection of Art Classes and Workshops offering instruction in various mediums.

info@upstairsartgallery.com http://upstairsartgallery.com/


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Printmaking: lecture & demo March 26 at the Bath House & workshops in April


Gallery Talk and Demonstration

“Witness # 1” – Art by Barbara Elam

The Fine Art of Printmaking
Presented by Barbara Elam

Saturday, March 26, 2016
(4 PM)

In connection with its current exhibition, “Women in Print,” the Bath House Cultural Center presents a gallery talk and demonstration by Barbara Elam on Saturday, March 26, at 4 PM.

Join Barbara as she conducts a demonstration of monotype printmaking in color and a gallery talk about the art of printmaking that includes information on the different techniques employed by the artists featured in the Bath House Cultural Center exhibition.

The demonstration and gallery talk are free and open to the public.

Barbara Elam’s artwork is included in university and museum collections, and has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally in England, France, Mexico, and Vietnam. She was a Professor of Art at DePauw University and retired from Rockford University as a Professor Emeritus of Fine Art.

To learn more about Barbara Elam, visit her website athttp://www.barbaraelam.net.

Visit our website for more information
Printmaking Workshops Coming Soon

Terri Thoman

Mark your calendar: April 9 and 23, 2016
(2 PM)

The Bath House Cultural Center continues its celebration of the art of printmaking with two workshops conducted by Terri Thoman.

More details and registration information coming soon!

To see Terri’s artwork, visit her website athttp://www.territhoman.wix.com/fineprintstudio

Visit our website for more information

Bath House Cultural Center • (214) 670-8749www.bathhousecultural.com

The Bath House Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. The center is dedicated to fostering the growth, development and quality of multi-cultural arts within the City of Dallas. The center emphasizes innovating visual and performing arts as well as other multi-discipline events throughout the year. Funding for the Bath House Cultural Center is provided by the City of Dallas, with additional support from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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Santa Fe’s Artisan Materials EXPO 2016

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Artists, we are writing to invite you to the largest artist instructional and material event in the world featuring over 114 art workshops, and 68 vendor booths selling artist materials at wholesale prices. The seventh biennial Artisan Materials Expo 2016: Creative Ascension, an event for every level of artist, featuring a fabulous selection of world-class art materials at discount prices, as well as opportunities to take classes.

4 days, 114 workshops, covering 17+ mediums. Anything you’d like to learn is probably here! Be inspired by the beauty of Santa Fe, the third largest art market in the country! It will again be held at Buffalo Thunder Resort, 10 minutes north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The 2016 Expo is held concurrently with the 2016 International Balloon Festival in Albuquerque. This will allow 10 days of balloon fiesta enjoyment after the Expo!

The materials will be for sale at greatly discounted prices and the manufacturers’ representatives will be on hand to answer all technical questions. Enjoy continuous free demonstrations of technique and materials at the demonstration area during the hours the vendor floor is open.

For further information and to pursue a reservation please visit www.expoartisan.com. Or contact Artisan Santa Fe. 505-954-4179.

Brittany Hepworth, Marketing Coordinator, Artisan Santa-Fe

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FBCAA February 16th meeting / demo


FBCAA February meeting: Susan Neumann

The Farmer’s Branch Carrollton Art Association will be having a meeting and landscape oil demo by Susan Neumann on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the Farmer’s Branch Senior Center, 14055 Dennis Lane, near Valwood.  The event begins at 9:30 a.m. with the demo at 10:30. The meeting/demo concludes around noon.  Guests and potential new members are welcome.

Ms. Neumann will also conduct a workshop that afternoon from 1:00-3:00.  Cost of the workshop is $10.

Neumann Along the Rim

For more about the demo artist, see her website: http://susantempleneumannfineart.com/

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

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


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Día de los Muertos: The Liveliest of Celebrations – Reception & Workshops


Duke M. Horn

October 10-November 14, 2015

Reception with the Artists:
SUNDAY, October 11, 2015
(5-7 PM)

For twenty-nine years, the Bath HouseCultural Center has presented its annualDía de los Muertos art exhibition. One of the longest-running Día de los Muertos events in the region, this exhibition of altars and contemporary art draws inspiration from the ancient Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead. The annual autumn custom merges aspects of pre-Columbian ceremonial rites and the Catholic observance of All Saint’s Day. Throughout the years, this fascinating marriage of cultures and beliefs has given birth to a type of artistic imagery, styles and aesthetics that have been admired and embraced by artists from Mexico and, increasingly, from many parts of the world.

This year, the main focus of the Bath House exhibition is on the depiction of the festive side of the Day of the Dead.

The show includes art by Chandra Armstead, Cynthia Armstrong, Robin Bachtler Cushman, Sissy Bingham, Dan Birlew, Penelope Bisbee, Angie Bolling, Amy Branch-Lambert, Tarran Caldwell, Hector Cantu, Paul Carranza, Gabrielle Castañeda Pruitt, Carlos Castellanos, Justin Clumpner, Cynthia Daniel, Dan Dudley, Lori Dudley, Brett Dyer, Ann Slate Gaspari, Kelly Giesecke, Cynthia Green, DJ Guerra, Melissa Hayes, George Wayne Hensley, Michael Hilden, Duke M. Horn, Mary Ann Kaylor, Joanna LaGrone-Headrick, Craig Lewis Hoffman, Miriam Lizcano, Rebecca Martin, Cyndi McDonnell, Brian McGregor, Malachy McKinney, Marcela Mihaloglou, Vincent Morin, Jr., Alicia Norrigan, Teri Novelen, Sharon O’Callaghan Shero, Eva Peña, Kristen Penrod, Kelly Pevehouse, Beth Herrin-Phelps , E. Floyd Phelps, Larry Pile, Ann Ranson, Lynn Reagan, Marc Reeves, Janet Reynolds, Gail Roberts, Alfredo Rodriguez, R. D. Romero, Jose Balmore Salazar, Evan N. Sartin, Kate Schatz, Linda Slaughter, Fancy Oliver Tanner, Madeleine Terry, Sammy L. Thomason, Mary Ann Turner, Jose Vargas, Judy Williamson, Theresa Wood, and Mayra Viviana Zamora.

Enrique Fernández Cervantes curated the exhibition.
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Día de los Muertos – Art workshops and reception with the artists

Sunday, October 11, 2015Start your Day of the Dead celebration early this year by participating in some of the free Día de los Muertos art workshops offered by local artists at the Bath House.

All the workshops are free and open to the public, but space is limited, so get there early!


 1:00-2:30 PM

Workshop 1 – Papier mâché Day of the Dead skulls. Instructor: Eva Azul

Workshop 2 – Paper and mixed media marigold flowers – Instructor: Guadalupe Robles

2:30-4 PM

Workshop 1 – Devotional Day of the Dead candles. Instructor: Jose Vargas

Workshop 2 – Repujado (embossed metal) art. Instructor: Janet Reynolds

Workshop 3 – Day of the Dead coloring. Instructor: Marcela Mihaloglou.



5-7 PM

The reception with the artists will feature wonderful live music by Waco artist, Chris Castañeda, and Dallas musician, Stephen Houpt.

Don’t forget to wear your favorite Day of the Dead Costume and/or makeup.

No time to put your Dia de los Muertos makeup on before leaving home?
Don’t worry. Let our face-painting artist do the work for you!

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Post: Recent artwork by Shawn Saumell



October 10, 2015-January 30, 2016

Presented at the White Rock Lake Museum, located inside the BathHouse Cultural Center.

Shawn Saumell is a visual artist born in New York who currently lives and works in Dallas. When the artist was first asked to develop a new exhibition, he considered the mission of the White Rock Lake Museum of bringing the preservation of the environment to the forefront of public discussion. The artist’s new show,Post, is an important project that echoes some of the ideas and concepts of ecological conservation that are regularly presented in the museum.

Post features a series of prints mounted on aluminum panels that depict colorful, yet desolated and otherworldly desertscapes. Within some of the artist’s imagined environments, he includes abandoned metal buildings and other structures that might represent societies or cultures perhaps long-gone. These landscapes could symbolize Earth or other planets whose civilizations may have made similar self-destructive choices to their environment. The title of the exhibition refers to the co-relation of Mr. Saumell’s invented spaces with views and thoughts about post-war, post-natural disaster, post-nuclear winter, post-apocalyptical world, post-Earth civilization, and other similar concepts.

More information about the artist can be found at www.shawnsaumell.com.

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White Rock Lake Artists Studio Tour

October 10 and 11, 2015
(10 AM-5 PM)

Visit artists and see where art comes alive in neighborhoods near White Rock Lake.

Over fifty artists and four art centers (including the Bath House Cultural Center) are featured in this free, self-paced art tour. Visit art studios and see work in all its stages. Talk to artists about ideas, processes, and materials. Explore the places where art happens!

This popular art event is located in neighborhoods that surround White Rock Lake. The area is east of downtown Dallas and is known for its natural beauty, native forests and historic city lake. Visit artists in their studios and learn first-hand why the area is a haven for visual artists.

For more information, visit www.whiterockartists.com

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Bath House Cultural Center • (214) 670-8749www.bathhousecultural.com

The Bath House Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. The center is dedicated to fostering the growth, development and quality of multi-cultural arts within the City of Dallas. The center emphasizes innovating visual and performing arts as well as other multi-discipline events throughout the year. Funding for the Bath House Cultural Center is provided by the City of Dallas, with additional support from the Texas Commission on the Arts.


The Bath House Cultural Center is located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake at the end of Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. at 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. The center is open until 10:00 PM on nights with theatre performances. For general information about cultural programs at the Bath HouseCultural Center, please call (214) 670-8749 or visit the center’s website athttp://www.bathhousecultural.com

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Jane Jones Design I Workshop March 16 – 20

Jane E. Jones Design I Workshop

To register: call 972-407-1566 or email janejonesart@yahoo.com

March 16 – 20, 2015

(5 days) 9:30 – 3:30 Jane’s Studio

Limited space available.

In this 5 day class, we will focus on:

  • Opening your mind to creativity
  • Basic design using the elements and principles of design to better understand how to create your own content
  • Step by step demonstrations concentrating on using each element separately, one of the principles being dominant, building one onto the other
  • Use of value schemes and color schemes
  • Students use own reference material
  • Demonstrations and individual assistance
  • A full syllabus with illustrations and explanations of the creative ways of finding your own content
For more about the artist, and the supply list see her website at http://janejonesart.com.


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FBCAA Meeting / Workshop Jan. 20 features watercolorist Cecy Turner

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January 20 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
The January meeting of the Farmers Branch Carrollton Art Association will begin at 9:30 AM in the craftroom of the Farmers Branch Senior Center. There will be a demo by Cecy Turner around 10:30 on watercolors.

Cecy will also hold a workshop on watercolors from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. ($10 cost) See below for a more extensive workshop by Cecy sponsored by FBCAA.

Location: Farmers Branch Senior Center, 14055 Dennis Lane, Farmers Branch, TX

For more about FBCAA, see http://fbcart.org



Watercolor Workshop – January 21 – 22, 2015, sponsored by Farmers Branch – Carrollton Art Association at Farmers Branch Recreation Center, 14050 Heartside Place, Farmers Branch, TX, from 9-4:00.

Cost for two days: $200.

Contact Toni Wengler. Email: twengler@sbcglobal.net. Phone: 214-585-2065.

CecyTurnerRevisiting-Alberta-Falls-largerClass description: Cecy Turner will be teaching a two-day watercolor workshop January 21-22, 2015. Students MAY paint in oils instead of watercolor, but the two morning demonstrations will be in watercolor.

The first day the focus will be on either a waterfall or cascades including some rocks and trees. Techniques will be shown to get the water to flow, spray, splash and throw up mist against the rocks. Lit rocks, reflected light on the rocks and achieving depth from foreground to distance will be stressed. We will concentrate on breaking the scene down to major SHAPES, not more than five or six, before we dive into painting it. Some photos will be provided, but would prefer you bring your own if you have any- you will be more excited about what you’re painting if it’s either a photo you took and have been wanting to paint, or a photo you got somewhere else and cared enough about it to keep it, tear it out, or whatever.


The second day, students may choose to continue to paint waterfall/ river/rocks, but the morning demonstration will be on painting fall or summer aspen trees. Here we will concentrate on design, making each tree different, good SHAPES for foliage, leading the eye around the painting, opening up a path for the eye, atmosphere and depth in the scene. You might want to check out Cecy’s blog on aspen trees: An Aspen a Day. www.anaspenaday.com. The second day students will receive help with either subject they are painting. A critique of the work done will be given toward the end of the second day. I recommend working on a quarter sheet watercolor paper, unless you never paint that small and would prefer larger. It will be a very informative workshop with a lot of individual help. Class is limited to 15. Supply list will be sent upon registration.

Cecy’s web site is www.cecyturner.com.

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