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Copperplate Calligraphy – 6 Week Class


**Check out my spring class schedule**

What does calligraphy do for you? Taking a calligraphy class delivers many benefits in addition to helping you improve your lovely letters. Need some time away? Take a class for yourself! Looking for friends with similar interests? Built in buddies in a calligraphy class. Need some down time? Aaaahhh, the focus and pace of calligraphy can be so very calming. Whatever your reason, I invite you to register for a new class this spring. Sign up here: http://www.carolscalligraphyart.com/book-online
6-wk Classes begin March 19 & 23

Sundays, 1:30 – 3:30 PM
3/19 – 4/30
new beginner and repeat beginner, ages 14 – adult


Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
3/23 – 4/27
new beginner and repeat beginner, ages 14 – adult

Register here: http://www.carolscalligraphyart.com/book-online

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Texas Big 10 for Art Competition and Writing Competition Accepting Submissions


Submissions Open: Monday, October 26, 2015 – Monday, February 29, 2016 (deadline extended)

Winners Announced: Thursday, March 31, 2016

Texas BIG 10 for Art week: Saturday, July 16 through Sunday, July 24, 2016

Opening Reception for Winning Submissions: Thursday, July 21, 2016

Exhibition will run from Wednesday, July 20, 2016 through Sunday, September 4, 2016


KCAM – Katy Contemporary Arts Museum is rapidly receiving entries for the inaugural year of a new kind of art competition and writing competition. Texas Big 10 for Art gives creators of all visual art mediums along with arts based writers an opportunity to showcase their artistic craftsmanship through this contest. The Texas Big 10 for Art Competition features unique submission guidelines, substantial prizes, a week of events, and more for artists and writers based in the Lone Star State. Due to the overwhelming response, the submission deadline for both art and writing has now been extended until Monday, February 29, 2016 at midnight.

Juried by a distinguished panel of judges including Patricia Covo Johnson, Ken General, and Andrés Bardon, the Texas Big 10 for Art Competition breaks the mold of usual categories and regulations of art competitions. The brainchild of Villaronga-Roman, this competition allows submissions from all mediums submitted into categories based on years of artistic experience. Texas Big 10 for Art Competition categories based on years of artistic experience include: High school junior / senior, 0 – 5 years, 6 – 12 years, 13 – 20 years, and over 20 years. 10 winners will be selected from each category with each winner receiving $500 along with artwork in the winner’s exhibition July 2016 at the KCAM.

Juried by a distinguished panel of judges including Patricia Covo Johnson, Ken General, and Andrés Bardon, the Texas Big 10 for Art Competition breaks the mold of usual categories and regulations of art competitions. The brainchild of Villaronga-Roman, this competition allows submissions from all mediums submitted into categories based on years of artistic experience. Texas Big 10 for Art Competition categories based on years of artistic experience include: High school junior / senior, 0 – 5 years, 6 – 12 years, 13 – 20 years, and over 20 years. 10 winners will be selected from each category with each winner receiving $500 along with artwork in the winner’s exhibition July 2016 at the KCAM. Texas Big 10 for Art is also hosting a writing competition, accepting Creative Inspirations from Texas based writers. Entries may be on any subject related to Texas Art, Texas Artists, Texas Art Scene, or Texas Art Culture. There is a $10 entry fee per written work. Writers may submit up to 6 works. Through Creative Inspirations, writers will share poignant ideas or perspectives will be featured on the Big 10 website. Excerpts from submissions may also be featured on Big 10 social media accounts, including Facebook and Twitter. The competition is honored to have the jury panel of Susan Chadwick, Donna Tennant, and Kevin West who are all well known writers in the art world.

The competition started accepting submissions through their website starting on October 26th, 2015 and entries will be taken through midnight February 29, 2016. The competition will be judged by curators and all work will be presented to the jurors as anonymous entries. Artist must live in Texas in order to submit to the Texas Big 10 for Art. Late entry fee after December 15, 2015 is $55 for first 2 entries, each additional entry is $25. Artist must submit at least 2 works. Each additional entry is $15. Artist may submit up to 6 works total. Winners will be announced on the Texas Big 10 for Art website on Thursday, March 31, 2016

More information about the Texas Big 10 for Art and Texas Big 10 for Art Creative Inspirations can be found at the official website: www.big10forart.com 

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Calligraphy Workshop with Carol Measures Scott

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Icebreaker Italic Class
Broad-pen Calligraphy

Resist the cold with the warmth of a new hobby in a class of discovery. You’ll be treated to a small class, make new friends and have lettering fun. No knowledge or experience with broad-edge pen calligraphy is required. We will cover all 26 minuscule (lower case) letters in the Italic style. The results? Pleasure, relaxation, and a great time while learning to create lovely letters.

Date: Tuesdays, beginning 2/23/16
Teacher: Carol Measures Scott
Duration: Six weeks, 2/23/16 – 3/29/16
Location: 7121 Oaklawn, Sachse, TX 75048
Time: 2 – 4 PM   **OR**   6 – 8 PM
Ages: 14 and up
Price: includes 12 hrs of teaching, handouts, calligraphy
graph pad, Pilot Parallel pen set
$144 – if paying by cash, check or money order
$148.88 – if paying online

Class size limited, please register early.
Questions? Email: callicarol@aol.com

Please bring: pencil, ruler, eraser, a *few* paper towels, apron (or wear old clothes), a few paper clips

Optional: note-taking supplies, folder for handouts, your own drink

If paying by check or money order please send check for $144 made out to Carol’s Calligraphy along with the completed form below to: Icebreaker Italic Workshop, 7121 Oaklawn, Sachse, TX 75048. Your payment secures your reservation. I am no longer able to hold spots without payment because of folks in the past canceling at the last minute. Refunds available if your spot is filled from the wait list. No refunds for missed classes.

Online payment option: To pay with PayPal send $144 + $4.88 (PP fee) to: paypal.me/calligraphy

When using PayPal please indicate the 2 PM class or the 6 PM class and also include a note with all your registration information (see below).
Registration form Registration deadline – 2/19/16
Full address
2 PM class ___ OR 6 PM class___
Payment form:

Check $144 _______ (included) or
PayPal $148.88 _______ (please pay before 2/19/16)

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ArtLoveMagic presents This Is True2


September 3 – September 29
ArtLoveMagic will fill the walls of the Janette Kennedy Gallery in the month of September with the return of one of their most demanded events, “This Is True 2.” The arts organization based out of South Side on Lamar will celebrate the written word with original visual creations inspired by the work of some of their favorite local writers. Poets and painters will stand side by side in this display of collaboration and cohesion as ArtLoveMagic shows its love for words and wordsmiths.
The opening reception for “This Is True 2” will be held Thursday, September 3rd, and will feature readings of the poems by the writers themselves, as the visual pieces are unveiled to the poets and the audience for the first time.
The Janette Kennedy Gallery will also see a number of events throughout the month which are designed with community interactivity in mind. ALM’s Artistic Director Iris Candelaria will host a special Wine & Paint class on Friday, September 11th @ 7:00 pm. A poetry writing salon, workshop and open mic will be co-conducted with another Dallas based artistic community, Mad Swirl, on Sunday, September 20th. We will also provide a live figure drawing class led by local favorite Eddie Medina (DATE TBA).
For pictures and opening video, see https://www.facebook.com/ArtLoveMagicDallas?fref=ts
JANETTE KENNEDY GALLERY, South Lamar Street, Dallas, TX

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Nature Bats Last: March 30 – April 24; Reception April 13


DFW artists Junanne Peck & Tammy Gomez/SOUND CULTURE present

an Invitational Themed One-Minute Play and Visual Arts Project which will culminate in a month-long exhibit at the

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts 1975 Puritan Dr. Irving, TX 75061 from Sunday, March 30th, 2014 to Thursday, April 24th, 2014.

“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.”

― Albert Camus

Co-curators Junanne Peck and Tammy Gomez have invited twelve writers and twelve visual artists to create original work for this exhibit, which will be on display this Spring in conjunction with the annual commemoration of Earth Day.

In late 2013, twelve writers were invited by poet/playwright Tammy Gomez to write a one- minute script which includes the phrase “nature bats last.”Once submitted, the scripts were then assigned to one of twelve visual artists invited by printmaker/visual artist Junanne Peck. These visual artists created an original piece of work which interprets or otherwise illustrates the script assigned to them.

For the exhibit, each one-minute script will be displayed (in large format) alongside the visual art that depicts it.

Exhibit opens Sunday, March 30th, 2014, with an opening reception event on Sunday, April 13th, 2014, from 2pm to 5pm.

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Exhibit introduction by Dr. Kamala Platt – Dr. Kamala Platt (based in San Antonio and Kansas) will be offering introductory remarks for the show which presents the exhibited work in an eco-feminist / eco-justice context. Her latest poetry collection, WEEDLOVERS: 10 Years in the Shadow of September, is slated for release in late March 2014.

About Kamala Platt: Kamala Platt, Ph.D., M.F.A. is an author (On the Line, Wings Press, 2010, compiler, Kinientos, Wordsworth, 1992), artist, independent scholar and a profesora–in South Texas and at The Meadowlark Center in Kansas. Through “green rascuache” lifeways, she engages ecological and cultural borderlands to find footholds of environmental and social justice & well-being amidst the crises of a feverish planet.

Each of the one-minute scripts will be read/performed at the opening reception.

The visual artists and script writers will have an opportunity to meet each other for the first time.

Open to the public. Natural elixirs and healthy refreshments will be served. Music by: FAY VENOM Don’t miss it!

The visual artists and writers:

  • Daniel Birdsong (Bridgeport, TX) interprets “Drive Against the Sun” by Michelle Garcia (NYC).
  • Cheryl Finfrock (Austin, TX) interprets “The Saddest Sad Songs” by Rob Bosquez (Fort Worth, TX).
  • Jessica Fuentes (Fort Worth, TX) interprets “Make You Run Home” by Tammy Gomez (Fort Worth, TX).
  • Lynne Hubner (McKinney, TX) interprets “Mother Nature’s Team” by Alice Canestaro-Garcia (San Antonio, TX).
  • Amy Carter Ishmael (Murphy, TX) interprets “Dirt-filled Fingernails and Sun-kissed Skin” by Ofelia Faz-Garza (Dallas, TX).
  • Adam Palmer (Dallas, TX) interprets “Like the Skin of an Apple” by Teresa Marrero (Irving, TX).
  • Junanne Peck (Fort Worth,TX) interprets “Love your mother, hold her dear” by Tie-Dye Ron (Arkansas).
  • Janet Reynolds (Dallas, TX) interprets “If it is to Bee” by Devin Wright (Fort Worth, TX).
  • Elaine Taylor (Fort Worth, TX) interprets “Shadowed Promises” by Dominique Fay (Fort Worth, TX).
  • Samuel Torres (Woodway, TX) interprets “The Warm Up” by Julie Riggs and her 7th grade students from Lakehill Preparatory School (Dallas, TX).
  • Roy Vance (Richardson, TX) interprets “The Dinosaur Purge” by John Carlisle Moore (Fort Worth, TX).
  • Trish Wise (Benbrook, TX) interprets “Mama Nature” by Edyka Chilome (Denton, TX/Washington, DC).


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CAC Introduces Writing Classes & Workshops This Spring



CAC Deepens Mission As A Place for The Citizen Artist


DALLAS, TX – January 7, 2014  –  The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC), a nonprofit school of visual arts and community arts organization geared to beginning, emerging and working artists has teamed with Carve Literary Services to provide a stimulating series of creative writing classes and workshops.  The first workshop will kick-off on January 18, taught by Joe Milazzo, author of The Terraces (Das Arquibancadas).   Additional workshops will be taught by Pulitzer Prize winning writer, journalist and photographer Beatriz Terrazas; and Kristin vanNamen, a writer and educator who also serves as Managing Editor of Carve magazine.  A six-week class, “The Art of Writing Fiction,” taught by writer and Carve Editor-In-Chief will begin March 30.

The decision to expand outside of the visual arts was a natural, says Diana Pollak, CAC’s Executive Director.  “Our mission is to provide a nurturing environment for people to discover, develop and express their artistic visions.”  “We have been offering a number of foundation classes in creativity, branding and social media.  Offering creative writing will allow us to reach a new audience and allow us to further our mission.

CAC also announced its spring schedule of more than 190 classes and workshops.   In addition to creative writing, the Center will also now offer woodworking.   New classes and workshops include Intro to Woodworking, Photo Etching, Yarn Bombing 101, Fused Glass Jewelry, Raised Copper Vessels, Intro to Watercolor, Contemplative Photography, Pinhole Photography and Digital Photo Printing.

The first eight-week spring session will begin January 13 through March 9 and the second will run from March 24 through May 18.  Its visual arts instructors include well-known artists and art educators whose works are in public and private collections, including Sonia King, Katrina Doran, Eileen Biggs, Dave Kramer and Awadh Baryoum.

Disciplines include ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing, fiber arts, fused and blown glass, jewelry, metal arts, mixed media, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking, stone carving, writing and woodworking.

According to Ms. Pollak, the Creative Arts Center is a top destination for artists of all media to gather in North Texas.  “CAC is not only a dynamic arts organization, it is also a thriving arts community,” said Ms. Pollak.  “We offer a depth and breadth of arts instruction, fostering collaboration between students and instructors.  As Mayor Mike Rawlings put it when he visited the Center, CAC is a place for the citizen artist.”

For nearly 50 years, the Creative Arts Center of Dallas has offered visual art classes to students from teenagers to senior citizens.  CAC was founded as a public arts center in 1965 by well-known Mexican-American artist Octavio Medellin, and is now located in a converted elementary school building located four miles east of downtown Dallas.   Each year more than 500 classes and workshops are offered to over 1,500 students, from teens to seniors. The Center also provides art education outreach to underserved youth.

For more information, please contact the Creative Arts Center of Dallas at 214/320-1275 or for a complete schedule of classes, instructors, times and fees visit CAC at www.creativeartscenter.org.

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