Monday, October 31, 2016
Enjoy an assortment of food trucks, craft beers, wine, musical entertainers and art of all shapes and sizes at the historic Boys Ranch Park. In years past, the city has seen a tremendous outpouring of residents and guests supporting this endeavor and we hope to continue with the tradition.
In the heart of the city’s cultural district, the third annual Bedford ArtsFest will take place April 8th, 2017 at the Bedford Boys Ranch Park. Coinciding with the City of Bedford’s Easter Egg Celebration, families can enjoy the Easter festivities and continue over to the ArtsFest for free entertainment and activities. The Bedford ArtsFest is a single-day event that adds vibrancy to mid-cities by creating opportunities for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to celebrate the arts of North Texas.
Artists of all varieties and skills will have an opportunity to display and sell artwork at ArtsFest.
Please see information below.
Free to Attend
April 8th 2017
10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.
Boys Ranch Park, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr
The 3rd Annual Bedford ArtsFest
Juried Art Selections
Local and Regional Craft Vendors
Emerging Arts Display
Family and Adult Arts Activities
Live Music & Entertainment
Craft Beer & Wine
Juried Artists: Artists who would like their material to be reviewed and approved by a jury of professional artists, for a chance to win cash prizes please register through Call for Entry. The deadline to apply for jury consideration is March 17th, 2017. Artists approved by the jury will have the opportunity to exhibit and sell art indoors, in the designated jury selected area.
Application Fee: $10, non-refundable, due at time of application.
Deadline to Submit Application: 5:00pm, March 17th, 2017
Prizes: The jury will award a Best of Show: $300; Runner Up: $200; and Second Runner Up: $100
Marketplace Artists and Vendors: Artists and Craft vendors interested in exhibiting and selling at the Bedford Artsfest are welcome to register to be featured in the outdoor Arts Marketplace by completing the application on the
The deadline to apply for a booth is April 5th, 2017. Booth spaces are limited - grab one now before they are all gone!
Single Booth Space, 10’x10’: $50
Double Booth Space, 10’x20’: $100
(Optional) Tent Rental Fee: $50
(Optional) Electricity Use Fee: $25
For more information please visit www.bedfordtx.gov/artsfest/.
For questions please call Jeff Florey at 817-952-2317 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Charlenia Walsh at 817-952-2300, email Charlenia.email@example.com
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Monday, October 24, 2016
Govalle Neighborhood Park Pool Improvements
Request for Qualifications
Deadline to apply: Thursday, October 27, 2016, 5:00 pm
Eligibility: Austin Metro Area
AIPP seeks to commission a permanent exterior public artwork that reflects the history of the neighborhood and creates an iconic location marker at the entrance of the Govalle Park Pool, located at the corner of Shady Lane and Bolm road in east Austin.
The artwork must be accessible to the public without entering the pool area, should enhance the identity and visibility of the pool, and may create a seating opportunity near the entrance of the pool. A range of materials and conceptual approaches are welcome for this commission as long as the parameters of the project are met.
Call AIPP project manager Anna Bradley at (512) 974-7841 for more information.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Color Me Empowered and Tres Reyes Fine Art Productions announce
I LOVE ART 2016 Art Auction
DALLAS, TX – I LOVE ART 2016 Art Auction is a high-end pop-up art fundraiser featuring some of Dallas' professional painters, sculptors, photographers and more. Every artist was selected for his or her unique connection to Dallas. This is an unconventional type of art auction because Color Me Empowered has agreed to split the sales with the artist. 50% will benefit Color Me Empowered and 50% will go back to the artist. We are expecting 60+ works of art created specifically for this art auction. All local artists are encouraged to attend our event and sign up to participate in next years I LOVE ART 2017 Art Auction. Dallas artist, George Mendez, will be live-painting an oil on canvas to be auctioned at the end of the night. Music by DJ DAPOW.
This art auction is one night only, free to attend and open to the public.
A $10 donation, at the door, is suggested to assist Color Me Empowered’s community efforts.
November 10, 2016
The Gallery at The Continental Lofts
3311 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75226
I LOVE ART 2016 Art Auction is produced and curated by George Fowler and Frank Garcia III with Tres Reyes Fine Art Productions.
For more information about I LOVE ART 2016 Art Auction, visit:
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Ruben Ramirez, Steven Hamilton, JD Moore, Francisco Javier, Bob Poe, George Mendez, George Fowler, FGIII, Mikki Mallow, Michael Ledoux, Treva Gilkey, Hal Samples, Jonathon Gonzalez, Michael Schaper, Ross von Rosenberg & Lauren von Rosenberg, Izk Davies, Johnny Hawkins, Emily Hawkins, Jenn Lefleur, Chet Cade, Roxanne Noel, Francois Showgreen, Daniel Yanez, Jeff Skele, Richard Ross, Judith Lea Perkins, Steven Reeves, Erin Reeves, Michael McPheeters, George Wallace, Clint Scism, Venus, Jessica Criscoe, Vincent Figueroa, Minji Watrous, Travis Stinson, Iris Candelaria, Kevin Gilmore, Carmen Menza, Leona Perez, Andres Jojola, Sonia Semone, Favio Moreno, Andrea Davis, Christopher Bingham, Simon Waranch, Steve Lawrence, James Zamora and more…
CONTACT: Kristen Elizabeth Rice Jackson, 214.729.2499
Frank Garcia III, 972.730.2257
COLOR ME EMPOWERED is a 501c3, based in Dallas, TX, empowering at-risk children while improving neglected communities through public art. Kristen Elizabeth Rice Jackson founded Color Me Empowered in 2009. Their projects tie-in cross-curricular activities, such as math, writing, and creative problem solving with real-world applications to the subjects students are learning in school. They work on designing civic art projects for a very low cost. They believe that giving children the opportunity to improve their immediate community will enable them to appreciate the power that art can have and the ability within themselves to bring about positive change to their direct communities. They work with a team of highly qualified artists, designers, teachers and contractors to provide children with the very best resources to teach them basic art skills while creating public art pieces.
KRISTEN ELIZABETH RICE JACKSON grew up in rural South Texas. After finishing her BFA at Baylor University in 2002, she moved to Dallas and began teaching elementary art in Dallas ISD in 2005. After several years at Polk Elementary, she was impressed by how her students continued to rise to the artistic challenges she put before them. She did a school-wide public art project with her students and the results were so fantastic, she decided to organize Color Me Empowered, along with Chavalia Mwamba and Amy Kilpatrick, to help facilitate more student-created public art projects throughout the city. In addition to running Color Me Empowered, Kristen is an artist who works in several mediums. While lately she has been focusing almost entirely on metal sculpture, she continues to draw and paint, which are her artistic foundations. Her art is motivated by the human struggle, striving to reveal universal emotions with earnestness and distinction. She believes in the redemptive quality of all things and tries to reflect this belief in all her work.
TRES REYES FINE ART PRODUCTION is directed by Frank Garcia III and George Fowler. We focus on top-level fine art exhibition, art representation and art consulting/advising. Our mission is to empower our artists with the necessary professional tools to drive their business and create worth through their art. We have over 20 years experience in curating art exhibitions, pop-up art shows, art auctions/fundraiser’s and managing residential/commercial art projects.
GEORGE FOWLER is a professional sculptor and Partner at Tres Reyes Fine Art Productions. In 2014, he obtained his MFA from the New York Academy of Arts with a focus on figurative sculpture. Fowler has been working as a professional sculptor in Dallas for over ten years. His sculptures have been featured at Kettle Art, Hal Samples Gallery, Rising Gallery, Ross Akard Gallery and the Affordable Art Fair in NYC. His work began attracting critical attention in 2008 from a solo show at Hal Samples Gallery. Fowler is also a curator and is most recognized for his award winning pop-up exhibitions:
- FRACTAL LOGIC
- SAVAGES 2016.
FRANK GARCIA III is an artist/painter | curator/advisor at FGIIIArt and Partner at Tres Reyes Fine Art Productions. FGIIIArt was founded in 1998 as an umbrella organization dedicated to establishing unity within the Dallas arts as well as instilling purpose and vision into the work of the individual artist.
Garcia’s most notable shows, exhibitions and projects include:
- 2007 YOUR ELEMENT partnered with D Magazine
- 2008 OBELISK partnered with NTBCA
- 2008 D-ART SLAM partnered with D Magazine
- 2009 OFF THE GRID partnered with Kobes Arts
- 2009 Art Chair for ART+ADVOCACY, a DCAC art auction
- 2010 I AM WOMAN partnered with Rising Gallery
- 2010 WELL VERSED partnered with TractorBeam Gallery
- 2011 WONDER YEARS a SourGrapes exhibition
- 2010-2011 FGIIIArt was lead art consultant and responsible for the room art acquisition for the OMNI HOTEL Dallas Project
- 2012 JORDAN WINERY 4 ON 4 ART COMPETITION partnered with D Magazine
- 2016 SAVAGES partnered with Madison Partners & Arts+Culture Texas
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2016
DEADLINE: October 31, 2016
apexart is accepting proposals for its Unsolicited Exhibition Program (UEP) beginning October 1. Winning proposals will be presented at apexart’s New York City space as part of next season’s exhibition program. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level or location, are invited to submit ideas online from October 1 - 31, 2016.
• The Submission Process: Proposals should describe focused, idea-driven, and original group exhibitions. They cannot exceed 500 words and must be written in English. No biographical information, CVs, links, or images should be included within the application - just describe the exhibition you want to create and why. Projects are judged by the strength of their ideas and the organizer’s ability to communicate, rather than by familiar names or past accomplishments.
• The Selection Process: An international jury, composed of more than 150 individuals from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, rates the proposals. Submissions are rated online, where their order is randomized and submitter information is removed. Rather than convene a small panel to review hundreds of ideas, we use a system of crowd-sourcing wherein many jurors each review a subset of proposals. Our exhibition season is intended to be merit-based and compelling to both our established followers as well as to a wider audience with diverse interests, and our jury composition assures this. apexart does not influence the results of the jury. The organizers of the three highest-ranked proposals receive funding for the proposed exhibition as well as an honorarium, and work closely with the apexart team to turn their idea into an apexart exhibition.
To submit an exhibition proposal, visit apexart.org/unsolicited before October 31.