Wednesday, March 21, 2018

2018 DADA Spring Gallery Walk

Join us for the 2018 DADA Spring Gallery Walk - March 31

DADA invites you to join us in opening the spring gallery season on Saturday, March 31 from noon to 8:00 pm. Participating galleries will be open on Saturday into the evening hours allowing time for you to visit multiple locations. Art enthusiasts, private and corporate collectors, artists, designers and visitors to Dallas will enjoy a full spectrum of gallery openings and special exhibitions. For Exhibition details and special events check in with your favorite gallery.

Participating Galleries:
Design District American Fine Art, Beaudry Gallery, Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art, Christopher Martin Gallery, Craighead Green Gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Luminarté Fine Art Gallery, Mary Tomás Gallery, Samuel Lynne Galleries; Uptown - Afterimage Gallery, David Dike Fine Art; Downtown - TVAA Downtown Gallery; Oak Cliff - Oak Cliff Cultural Center; Deep Ellum/Exposition Park/Fair Park Latino Cultural Center, South Dallas Cultural Center; East Dallas - Bath House Cultural Center; Richardson - UT Dallas SPiN Gallery Synergy Park North 11-6pm; Park Cities - Talley Dunn Gallery 10am-5pm; Farmers Branch/Addison - Brookhaven College Forum Gallery and Studio Gallery; North Dallas - The Gallery at North Haven Gardens 9am-6pm, Southwest Gallery 9-6pm, Valley House Gallery& Sculpture Garden 12-5pm; Irving - Irving Arts Center Galleries & Sculpture Garden

Gallery Guides can be downloaded from our website and are available at a participating galleries. Like us on


Join us for the
2018 DADA Scholarship Awards
May 10, 6-8 pm at One Arts Plaza

The Edith Baker Art Scholarship
The Craighead Green Fund for the Arts
DADA Excellence in Art Award

The goal is to give young artists the opportunity for recognition, exhibition and scholarships. This juried exhibition features thirteen finalists from among Booker T. Washington High School's best visual art students. The selection process was based on artistic originality, expression, technique, presentation and evidence of personal vision or voice.

Winter Rusiloski - artist/Professor of Art, Painting at Baylor University
Kenneth Craighead - designer/owner Craighhead Green Gallery
Mary Tomás - artist/owner Mary Tomás Gallery

Thank you - PATRON Magazine and One Arts Plaza

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Call for Artists – 2018 Creative Climate Awards New York

Call for Artists – 2018 Creative Climate Awards

The Human Impacts Institute’s Creative Climate Awards are an annual series of events that showcase artists creating climate-inspired, public works. In an effort to inspire us to think more critically about our actions and their impacts, the Creative Climate Awards program uses the arts and creativity to share knowledge, broaden the climate conversation, educate, and incite action.
These events are an opportunity to creatively engage tens-of-thousands of people in positive action around the challenges posed by climate change, while having your work seen by our judges—some of the top artists, curators, and international leaders in the world.
Apply for FREE online at: Submissions Due 11:30PM May 31st, 2018

● All 2D works, including graphic design, drawings, painting, photographs, collage, and mixed media
● Films (both shorts and feature length)
● Performative works , including dance, theatre, music, and other works
*NOTE: Artists are responsible for costs of shipping works to and from NYC. All performers must be able to perform in NYC between September 17th and October 12th , 2018.

● First place cash prize of $2,000
● Month long exhibit at 42nd St. gallery in Manhattan, NYC
● Work viewed by our judges

● Submissions Due: 11:30 pm, May 31st
● Selections Announced: June 15th
Thanks to the Taipei Economic Cultural Office in NYC for their support.

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Location:New York

Monday, March 12, 2018

The MAC POP Garden: Go Green | Launch + Happy Hour


The MAC goes green on March 17! In partnership with Promise of Peace Gardens and art collaborative Tierra Firme, The MAC is pleased to announce The MAC POP Garden: Go Green launch and happy hour on Saturday, March 17 in celebration of the new education-based natural dye garden. Visitors will learn about the new garden initiative with drop-in tours and art activities for all ages, including a natural dye watercolor demonstration, at The MAC (1601 S. Ervay/entrance at 1600 Gano) from 3-4PM. This garden launch will be followed by a happy hour at The Cedars Socíal Mexican Modern (1326 S. Lamar) from 4-5:45PM, where guests will enjoy exclusive drink specials and complimentary passed hors d'oeuvres, there will be a small raffle benefiting The MAC POP Garden.

As The MAC continues to utilize the ample outdoor space at 1601 South Ervay as a venue to present works of art accessible to all, the organization extends this mission of public engagement with the founding of The MAC POP Garden. The garden will help to revitalize and beautify the neighborhood given that the quarter-mile stretch of S. Ervay St. from The MAC to Downtown has long been vacant. The garden and art are tools to connect people and increase ecological understanding in an urban environment.

The MAC will work with program partners Promise of Peace and Tierra Firme to develop and deliver educational programming. From seed to canvas, participants will learn about each step in the life of a plant, from the origin of a seed, its development over time, and the mature plant's various uses. Through hands-on educational activities on- and off-site, The MAC POP Garden's programming will demonstrate how flowers, roots, and other plant materials can be used to produce natural dyes and works of art.

The MAC POP Garden is created as a place where art, community, and sustainability connect. Community members interested in assisting with the establishment and maintenance of the garden and/or related activities may contact

Promise of Peace Gardens (POP) transforms vacant spaces into thriving places. POP has built gardens where they deliver programming to children and their families as they explore living a sustainable life. The organization works to grow, harvest and prepare fresh clean food, so children and their families gain access to healthier lifestyles, community involvement and a sense of stewardship for the planet. They have established the Emmanuel POP Garden in partnership with the Emmanuel Lutheran Community Center, the Bayles POP Garden at Bayles Elementary in East Dallas, and a partner garden at Vogel Alcove (across the street from The MAC). POP introduced the "Seed-to-Soul" program at Bayles, which delivers education and hands-on experiences on a weekly basis where teachers and students integrate math, science, literacy and health concepts within the context of the garden.

Tierra Firme is a project-based collaboration between artists Analise Minjarez and Sarita Westrup. As individual artists, their practice is grounded in fibers and sculpture. Their art installations often explore issues of duality, authenticity, cultural geography, and migration. Amongst other projects, Tierra Firme worked in various capacities with the University of North Texas Natural Dye Garden. Analise successfully helped with the procurement of grant funding for the UNT Dye Garden and designed and developed the layout of the functioning garden. Both artists have taught workshops throughout Texas and are passionate about the education of natural dyes and textiles as a powerful medium for creating fine art. Recently, Tierra Firme was awarded the 2017 Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund Award from the Dallas Museum of Art.

The MAC POP Garden: Go Green
Saturday, March 17, 3-4PM
1601 South Ervay Street
Entrance at 1600 Gano Street
Street parking available throughout the neighborhood

Go Green Happy Hour!
Saturday, March 17, 4-5:45PM
Cedars Socíal Mexican Modern
The Cedars Socíal
1326 South Lamar Street

The Cedars is located just blocks from the heart of Downtown Dallas south of I-30. By car the Cedars is connected to the metroplex from major arteries: I-30, US-75, I-45, and I-35. The neighborhood is easily accessible by DART lightrail and bus.

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Vail Arts Festival Call for Entries

Vail Arts Festival Call for Entries

Vail, Colorado

Event Dates: 6/22/18 - 6/24/18

Application Deadline: 4/10/18 Midnight MST



Event Summary
Vail, Colorado is home to one of the most spectacular mountain resorts in the world. Located just 90 minutes west of the Denver metro area, this well-known, year-round vacation destination is also a haven for an affluent, well-educated, art savvy local population. The Vail Arts Festival is Vail's longest-running outdoor art festival, celebrating its 34th anniversary in 2018, located in the Town of Vail. It is a three-day outdoor festival, located in heart of Lions head Village and the picturesque Arrabelle at Vail Square, June 22, 23 and 24, 2018.

Artist Prospectus & Application
Vail, Colorado
Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 22, 23 and June 24, 2018

Entry deadline: April 10, 2018
Reminder: Commitment to show and booth fee due upon acceptance: April 30, 2018

You are invited to apply to be among a group of 60 juried exhibitors to participate in the 2018 Vail Arts Festival, Vail's longest-running arts festival, celebrating its 34th Anniversary in 2018! Our goal is to provide visitors and our selected exhibitors with a unique show in a picturesque mountain resort setting.

This Artist Prospectus and Exhibitor Application includes essential details on exhibitor participation and should be read carefully prior to application. NOTE: Please focus on Image Requirements before applying to show.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Vail Arts Festival organization is to create access to a broad array of arts experiences, and nurture the development and understanding of diverse art forms.

General Information
The Vail Arts Festival is a three-day outdoor celebration of the visual arts, located in the heart of Lionshead Village at the Arrabelle at Vail Square. The primary focus of the event is the juried exhibition of gallery quality fine art and fine crafts, giving our audience the rare opportunity to meet, interact with, view the works of and purchase art from the individuals who have created it.

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Lawrie Shabibi at Art Dubai Contemporary, 2018

Lawrie Shabibi is pleased to announce its sixth participation in Art Dubai (Booth E10) with a presentation of six artists who explore themes of time, rhythm and return through the analogy of story telling: Hamra Abbas, Farhad Ahrarnia, Mounir Fatmi, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Zak Ové and Shahpour Pouyan.

The centre piece of the booth will be a floor-based work “Please Do Not Step – Loss of a Magnificent History” by Hamra Abbas – a fantastical marble inlay text that points to the great tradition of story-telling in the Islamic world. Shahpour Pouyan will present ceramic pieces that also explore themes of time and travel.

Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Mounir Fatmi, Zak Ové and Farhad Ahrarnia will each present wall-based works. Kaabi-Linke is known for her canvases of rubbings taken from the reliefs of old walls - eroded by time and marked by history. For Art Dubai she will present a work on canvas from her “Kula” series.

Other works on the booth include a wall sculpture by Mounir Fatmi and a ‘doily’ by Zak Ové. Produced from white coaxial cable and encased in glass boxes, Fatmi’s cables have been intricately manipulated into repeating circles, creating a sense of addition and subtraction – of time moving.

Ové presents a colourful ‘doily’ painting - wonderfully patterned abstract compositions of lace doilies. These are playful reinterpretations of the colours and patterns of the Trinidadian carnival. Continuing the theme of dance and pattern, Ahrarnia’s pictorial works are more subdued but convey images of dancers from the 1920s and 30s embroidered with patterns referencing the textile designs of Sonia Delauney.

For the full press release and a selection of images, please click this link. To arrange interviews with the artist or directors, please find my contact details below.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Asmaa Al-Shabibi
Lawrie Shabibi
Alserkal Avenue, Unit 21, Al Quoz
PO Box 123901, Dubai, UAE
T 971(0) 4346 9906
F 971(0) 4346 9902
M 971(0) 50 467 0272
Twitter @lawrieshabibi
Instagram @lawrieshabibi

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

An unlikely pairing of artist groups in "Feminism" Now at Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles

(Los Angeles, California) – Members of the San Diego Feminist Image Group, Shoebox Projects, and the Swedish Group Krogen Amerika present artworks that explore multiple visions of what feminism is today, in the context of Southern California and Northern Europe. Artists address the complexity of gender equality through themes such as sexism, body image, class, race, politics, spirituality, domesticity, biology, and history.

This exhibition will travel to Stockholm, Sweden in May 2018.

The public is invited to attend the opening reception on Sunday, February 25, from 3-6pm at Shoebox Projects in the Brewery Arts Complex, Los Angeles. Artists will be present to engage the public.

The Feminist Image Group was formed in 2009. FIG is a coalition of San Diego visual artists who meet to discuss art, see exhibitions, and support one another in our careers. We work across many media, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation, digital media, and performance. The group has had exhibitions at San Diego Mesa College, Art Produce Gallery, Hyde Gallery at Grossmont College, Art San Diego Artfair, and has an upcoming exhibition at the Women’s Museum of California.

“Krogen Amerika” is the name of a Swedish printmaking group in the region of Östergötland in Sweden. The group works out of a red wooden house from 1704 in the center of the Swedish city of Linköping. During the years, it has functioned as a private home, a local pub, and a meeting place for emigrants to America (hence the name of the house, “Krogen Amerika”). Now it is a fully functional printmaking studio and art gallery. This artist-run gallery and studio space is partly funded by the city of Linköping. About 20 artists work here, and also together manage the space, with the support from the local community. The gallery exhibits artists from all over Sweden. Krogen America has exhibited as a group at Norrköpings Museum, Östergötlands Museum, Grafiska Sällskapet, the Palo Alto City Hall, Odense Konsthall Danmark, Berlin Kunstfactor.

Participating Artists:

Agneta Östlund, Amy Paul, Ann Olsen, Anna Stump, Anna Zappoli, Anne De Geer, Åsa Kvissberg, Berit Hammarbäck, Bhavna Mehta, Bibi Davidson, Caroline Färnström, Catherine Ruane, Cathy Immordino, Cecilia Uhlin, Chenhung Chen, Christina Ruthger,, Cindy Zimmerman, Dani Dodge, Daphne Hill, Diane Williams, Dwora Fried, Emily Blythe Jones, Emily Wiseman, Erika Lizée, Ginger Rosser, Grace Gray-Adams, Hannah Johansen, Hasti Radpoor, Helen Redman, Irene Abraham, Isabelle Nilsson, Jane Szabo, Janice Grinsell, Jeanne Dunn, Jennifer Bennett, Jenny Treece Jorup, JJ L'Heureux, Judy Christensen, Kathi McCord, Kathleen Mitchell, Kathy Miller, Kathy Nida, Kim Niehans, Kit Aaboe, Kristine Schomaker, Lauren Carrera, Lena Möller, Lena Wiklund, Linda Litteral, Linda Rae Coughlin, Lisa Hutton, Marina Holmberg, Moya Devine, Nilly Gill, Nurit Avesar, Petrina Cooper, Pia Göransson-Lie, Prudence Horne, Randi Leirnes, Randi Matushevitz, Samantha Fields, Samuelle Richardson, Sheli Silverio, Stacie Birky-Greene, Stephanie Bedwell, Susan Amorde, Susan Osborn, Susan T. Kurland, Terri Hughes-Oelrich, Terrilynn Quick, Yasmine Diaz

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About Shoebox Projects
Shoebox Projects is an experimental art space in DTLA, where emerging and mid-career artists are given an opportunity to freely experiment with new ideas and directions for their practice. Founded by Kristine Schomaker, multimedia artist and director of Shoebox PR, Shoebox Projects intends to give artists a chance to recharge and renew their relationship with their work.

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The City of Austin Cultural Arts Division is pleased to announce the filmmakers selected for the 2018 Faces of Austin short film competition. In November, the Cultural Arts Division opened a call for local filmmakers to submit shorts that reflect the diverse faces, voices, and experiences of our City. After a competitive selection process with over 70 submissions, 13 films were chosen. The selected shorts will be screened on March 10 as part of the SXSW Film Festival’s Community Programming, and will air throughout the year on the City’s television station, ATXN.

The following shorts have been selected: (Films are listed in order of screening.)

David Freid, Austin Graffiti Project: Chapter 1, The Foundation
Christopher Kim, Belonging
Blair Waltman-Alexin, A Common Thread
Travis Lee Ratcliff, Art of the Moment
Tatiana Gonzalez, PEOPLE in Need & Experiencing Homelessness at the Library
H. Cherdon, Awesome in Austin Music Video
Louisiana Kreutz, Language Lessons
Jake Fordyce, Lord's Boxing Gym
Katherine Craft, Charlotte and Charlie
Jose Rocha, El Maestro: Hector Galan
Rachel Bardin, Animal Facts Club Presents: Birds and Humans
Christopher Kim, Today, I Gave The World A Flower
Aaron Weiss, Struggling for Weird

The 2018 Faces of Austin SXSW Community Screening showcase will premiere on Saturday, March 10th at 11AM at Austin Film Society Cinema, located at 6406 North Interstate 35. The event is free and open to the public. From the selections, four films went on to the Celebrity Judge, Austin filmmaker and actor Macon Blair. His “Judge’s Choice” selection will be announced during the screening and the filmmaker will receive an honorarium of $1000. The semi-finalists will receive $750 honoraria. All other selected filmmakers for the Faces of Austin program will receive a $500 honorarium.

For additional information please contact:
Laura Odegaard /512-974-6345

City of Austin Cultural Arts Division
The Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department provides leadership and management for the City’s cultural arts programs and for the development of arts and cultural industries. The Cultural Arts Division is responsible for the Cultural Arts Funding Programs, Art in Public Places Program, community-based arts development, and programs to assist the development of film and creative industries in Austin. For more information, visit

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