Thursday, April 20, 2017

CADD's Third Thursday Happy Hour TONIGHT Dallas

Held at a CADD Member Gallery Each Month

Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at a different CADD member gallery for a Happy Hour!

This month’s event will take place at 500X on April 20th from 5:30-7:00 pm

500 Exposition Avenue
Dallas TX 75226 USA


Familiarize yourself with the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas! Learn about our mission, scholarships, annual events, and other educational programs.

Learn about each gallery's current and upcoming exhibitions, meet the gallery owners and their staff, meet the gallery artists, and other like-minded, art lovers in the DFW area.

CADD’s 3rd Thursdays are FREE and proudly sponsored by:
Brooklyn Brewery and Arts+Culture Texas

Art, Art, and more Art


2017 Dallas Pottery Invitational


Friday Evening, April 21st
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy fine wines and hors d'oeuvres with
the artists while you shop. Music will be
provided by the Greg Ray Jazz Group.

We're super thrilled to have Trinity Ceramics Supply joining us again this year on Friday evening. They will be showcasing tools used by our featured artists as well as other popular ceramic supplies in their pop-up store. Come browse, learn and see first hand which tools our artists use to create these wonderful works of art.

The Creative Arts Center of Dallas has curated a delightful gallery exhibition showcasing eclectic works from their collection of current and past students. They will also present an informative process-to-product exhibit detailing an artist’s developmental exercise.

Saturday April 22nd
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Houndstooth Coffee, will be joining us Saturday and Sunday to serve tasty Lattes,
Cappuccinos and hot brewed coffee. Buy any clay drinking vessel and they’ll filler up for free with a hot brew while offering you 10% off any bag of their own special roast.

The Creative Arts Center of Dallas returns!

Sunday, April 23rd
Noon - 4 p.m.

Sage Blooms will join us again this year!
Come Sunday from Noon to 4:00 p.m. when they’ll be offering free flower arranging demonstrations and giving away free distinct personal creations to those who purchase any ceramic vessel that will hold water.

Houndstooth Coffee returns!

Returning guests who purchased wares on Friday or Saturday can use thier 15% off coupon on any clay purchase made on Sunday.


The Empire Room Located at 1225 N. Riverfront boulevard The Empire Room is a premier Dallas venue in the hip, blossoming community known as the Design District.

Plenty of free parking is located at the South end of the building. When traveling on Riverfront Blvd., turn West onto Howell Street then take an immediate right through the vacant lot. The parking will be on your right. Please follow the signs for the entrance to the event.

Art, Art, and more Art


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Kira Vollman | Ascending Intervals

Opening reception May 13, 6-10pm
On View May 9 - 28, 2017

The Neutra Institute Museum & Gallery
2379 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Kira Vollman, longtime contributor and collaborator in both the art and experimental music scene in Los Angeles, will present Ascending Intervals a solo exhibition at Neutra Institute and Museum in Silverlake opening May 13th, 6-10pm.

Vollman is a multi-media artist who mixes painting, photography, sculpture, sound and repurposed scrap to create surreal landscapes and soundscapes, sometimes bringing all of these elements together in one piece. Her exhibition at Neutra can be described as having the ability to transform and transcend. The items she uses in her work, whether it be a mundane home decor item or industrial surplus, scrap metal or tree branches waiting for a chipper, all become about personal transformation. The pieces/installation on view takes as its point of departure the idea of the spaces between—between materials, between structures, between thought and between meaning.

Drawing upon her background as a composer and musician, she often incorporates inter-active sonic elements into her installations and wall sculptures. While the title, Ascending Intervals, refers to a musical term for the intervals of a scale from one note to another, Vollman has appropriated the term as a metaphor for ascension which can be applied politically, spiritually, culturally and personally.

Kira Vollman is a Los Angeles based visual and sound/performance artist who is also the co-owner/director/curator at ARK, an Altadena gallery and performance space. She has performed and exhibited her works throughout Southern California, Europe, and Canada. Vollman has been included in exhibitions at Beyond Baroque, Side Street Projects, Armory Center for the Arts, Sylvia White Gallery and Dangerous Curve. Recently Vollman was interviewed by Kara Tome for GYST Radio.

In addition to creating visual works, Vollman has been active in the local experimental/avant-guard/improv music scene for over thirty five years, both as a multi-instrumentalist and a composer. Non Credo has been Vollman’s main musical outlet with her collaborator and fellow multi-instrumentalist Joseph Berardi.

For more information please visit her websites and

Art, Art, and more Art

Location:Los Angeles California

New American Paintings West Competition

West Competition
Entry Deadline: April 30, 2017 (Midnight EST)

Eligible Artists Living In States: AZ, CO, ID, MT, NE, NV, KS, ND, NM, OK, SD, TX, UT, WY

To apply online you will need to prepare four jpegs of your work (no larger than 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension) and a credit card for the entry fee of $50*. All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular and two-dimensional.

Art, Art, and more Art

Monday, April 17, 2017

Spectacle Society: Martha Colburn's hand-made animated films + Q&A

The Spectacle Society presents:
hand-made animated films
by Martha Colburn
with artist Q&A

Tuesday, April 18th at 7:00pm
The Spectacle Society will present a screening of hand-painted and -collaged, animated films by internationally-acclaimed artist Martha Colburn, who will be in Dallas for discussion following the program.

Martha Colburn is based in Queens, New York and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her works deploy the language and materials of filmmaking to comment on popular culture, history, politics and sexuality. Her primary focus is on contemporary topics through a montage of techniques combining live action, animation and found footage. She creates elaborately layered collages, works on paper, paintings and installations, writings, and live performances with musicians.

A self-taught filmmaker, Colburn began in 1994 with found footage and Super 8 cameras and has since completed over 60 films. She also exhibits elements from her films and using slide projections and murals to create installations. Over the past twenty years, Colburn has worked with authors including 99 Hooker, Stephen O’Connor, Diana Wagman and others. For the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, she was invited to initiate the “New Frontiers” film and video installation program, with Meet Me In Wichita, and in 2008 she opened the Museum of Art and Design (NY) with a live performance of films and music. In 2013 her film Metamorfoza was invited to participate in the series “Visual Arts” by curator of the Collection de Bruin‐Heijn and was performed by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Her works are held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She is a 2015 recipient of a Creative Capital Award for film.

Spectacle Society is a Dallas-based collective of artists, writers, and curators who collaborate to bring innovative or historically important experimental film and video art works to the Dallas, TX area. For additional events and other info, click here.

Thanks to Eastfield College and University of Texas at Arlington for their generous support in helping to make this program possible.

Art, Art, and more Art

Location:Centraltrack Dallas

NY Art book fair

Printed Matter, Inc. presents
September 22-24, 2017
Preview: Thursday, September 21, 6-9pm

Exhibitor applications now open. Apply here!

Printed Matter presents the twelfth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 22-24, 2017, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens.

Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world's premier event for artists' books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines.

The 2016 NY Art Book Fair featured over 370 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions, and independent publishers from twenty-eight countries, and was attended by over 39,000 visitors.

This year's NY Art Book Fair will include an ever-growing variety of exhibitors - from zinesters in (XE)ROX & PAPER + SCISSORS and the Small Press Dome representing publishing at its most innovative and affordable, to rare and antiquarian dealers offering out-of-print books and ephemera from art and artist book history, plus the NYABF-classic Friendly Fire, focused on the intersections of art and activism.

NYABF17 will host an array of programming and special events, including: The Classroom, a curated engagement of informal conversations, workshops, readings, and other artist-led interventions, for the eighth year running, as well as The Contemporary Artists' Book Conference (CABC), in its tenth year, featuring two full days of conversation on emerging practices and issues within art-book culture.

Preview Thursday, September 21, 6-9pm
Friday, September 22, 1-7pm
Saturday, September 23, 11am-9pm
Sunday, September 24, 11am-7pm

MoMA PS1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY.

Art, Art, and more Art

Location:Long Island city queens

The annual Ceramics festival, hosted by the John Natsoulas Gallery

Experience a diverse assortment of ceramic art in one, central

Visit downtown Davis, CA, April 28-April 30th, when it
transforms into a mecca of over fifty exhibitions within a four block
radius, with an educational conference with lectures, workshops and

The annual Ceramics festival, hosted by the John Natsoulas Gallery

enters its 29th year and continues to bring the leading national and
international ceramic artists to Northern California for a weekend of
creative instruction and collaboration. Register now at:
This year's conference will feature captivating lectures and hands-on
demonstrations from celebrated artists: Eva Kwong, Lisa Clague, Bar
Shacterman, Kenjiro Kitade, John Balistreri and Dirk Staschke.
Supplementing the weekend already full of ceramics enjoyment are the
fifty exhibitions of ceramic art. The majority of these exhibitions
feature universities and colleges throughout the entire state.
No-where will you be able to see as many exhibitions in such a short
amount of time than you can from April 28-30th in Davis, CA. Because
the downtown area is intimately small and walkable, all of the events
are near-by and easy to find, allowing more time spent enjoying the
art and less time finding it!
The John Natsoulas Gallery will hold its annual gallery-wide 30
Ceramics Sculptors exhibition in concurrence with the conference.
The work will be on display from April 15-May 16, 2017. For more
information, schedules and conference registration, please visit

John Natsoulas Gallery
521 First Street
Davis, Ca 95618
John Natsoulas Gallery - Fine Art, Books, Private Events, Music, & Poetry

Presenting artist John Balistreri with his large scale works

Art, Art, and more Art

Location:Davis California