Thursday, June 15, 2017

Follow the Texas Biennial Road Trip

Follow the Texas Biennial Road Trip

TX★17 Curator and Artistic Director Leslie Moody Castro is on the road! From now until July 26, Moody Castro will visit 24 cities across the state of Texas. This adventure is critical to the curatorial process in order to provide an in-depth understanding of the diverse regions, artists, and institutions that represent Texas.

Follow Leslie Moody Castro at she visits artist studios, Partner Organizations, and shares reflections and insights into what it takes to curate an exhibition of this magnitude.

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NEA Award

We're thrilled to announce that Big Medium has been awarded $20,000 to support the Texas Biennial through the National Endowment for the Arts! We're grateful to be 1 of 1,029 projects provided with this vital federal funding.

This award will bolster our efforts to produce exhibitions, public installations, panel discussions, artist talks, and a catalog publication representing the diverse scope of contemporary artistic practices from all regions in Texas.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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

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

Thursday, June 15, 5:30-7:00 pm


This month’s event will take place at Erin Cluley Gallery

Erin Cluley Gallery
414 Fabrication Street
Dallas Texas 75212
214 760 1155

RSVP here

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 & proudly sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery & Arts+Culture Texas

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2017 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition - Call for Entries

2017 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition - Call for Entries

Submission Deadline: Friday, July 7th
Opening Reception: August 5th, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Creative Arts Center of Dallas is now accepting submissions for our 2017 Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, hosted by Mary Tomás Gallery. In this juried exhibition our panel will be looking for the most exceptional of member work in all mediums. CAC members are invited to submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D artworks created within the last two years for consideration.

For further information, please contact Andrea Blanco at or via phone (214) 320-1275.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Call to Artists London

Call For Artists

Sweet ‘Art is a non-profit organization operating from a feminist perspective, which is dedicated to the promotion of visual artists through the delivery of regular site-specific exhibitions. On the 5-10 September 2017 Sweet ‘Art will be hosting their first art festival in partnership with Ugly Duck. Femfest will take place at OFF QUAY an 8,000 square foot creative space and one of Ugly Duck’s beautiful reclaimed venues, situated in the heart of East India Dock, London.

Sweet ‘Art are seeking artists identifying as any gender whose works are of any media including painting, illustration, sculpture, installation, print, photography, film and performance. We particularly welcome submissions from BAME artists and women of colour. All works must explore the theme of women, ‘femininity’ and ‘feminine’ identity. This can be an exploration of the female form, gender identity, feminist issues, social and political issues and constructs or personal accounts and perspectives. We are especially looking for works of art reflecting on the nature of the venue as reclaimed office space and exploring the theme of women reclaiming masculine dominated spaces, or women in the workplace.

Femfest will be a 5 day celebration including workshops, performance, film and much more! Sweet ‘Art are also be keen to hear from artists who may work in large installation or sculpture or who make interactive artworks as well as wall hung works, to create an immersive and exciting event.

Artworks will be installed by experienced curators. Invitations, press releases, promotion and opening receptions/events will be organized to the highest spec. along with the usual Sweet ‘Art freebies and surprises!

There is no fee to submit your work and those whose work is accepted will be asked to pay an exhibition fee of £55. You can read more about our fees and selection process on our website.

Works will need to be available between the 2nd – 12th September
Submissions Deadline: 23rd July at 6pm

For further information about Sweet ‘Art visit
For more information and images of OFF QUAY

Submissions Process: To submit up to 6 art works please visit our submissions page and complete our online submissions form here - !opportunities/c141l

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

TX★17 Road Trip and Partner Organizations

TX★17 Road Trip and Partner Organizations

As part of the 2017 Texas Biennial, Curator and Artistic Director Leslie Moody Castro, will embark on a road trip throughout the state of Texas to visit our TX★17 Partner Organizations.

The Contemporary Austin's Moody Rooftop
Texas Biennial Potluck and Road Trip Kick-off

The road trip will officially kick off in Austin on Wednesday, June 7 with a Texas Biennial Potluck on The Contemporary Austin's Moody Rooftop at the Jones Center from 6-8pm. The Contemporary Austin is one of more than 70 arts organizations around the state of Texas who will welcome Leslie Moody Castro into their spaces as a part of the trip.

We invite you to greet Leslie Moody Castro as she embarks on her journey, commune with our city’s art community, and bring a dish to share!

TX★13 Gregory Ruppe, Bigfoot, 2012, High-definition video
The Road Trip

This summer TX★17 Curator and Artistic Director Leslie Moody Castro is going on the road. The road trip is a component of our Biennial that will be integral to the development of the curatorial process. This adventure is critical in understanding the diverse regions, artists, and institutions that represent Texas. Moody Castro will be looking at the state as a diverse place with a multitude of identities and cultures as well as a transitory, itinerant border zone within the United States.

TX★17 Partner Organizations will be crucial in making the road trip a success. This adventure is an opportunity to engage with the diverse community of artists spread across Texas and to meet the supporters of all our individual ecosystems that add to our collective identity.

For specific programming and events throughout the TX★17 Road Trip follow

TX★17 Partner Organization Lawndale Art Center
Partner Organizations

The Texas Biennial is an ambitious program that is strengthened by the collaboration of our Partner Organizations and artist collectives across the state. Since 2011, when the Partner Organization program was established, organizations have scheduled special artist talks and lectures, designated works by Texas artists on display in their permanent collections, installed temporary exhibitions of work by one or more local artists, and highlighted exhibitions featuring contemporary Texas artists.
In our sixth edition, we are excited to partner with over 70 diverse, vibrant, and compelling organizations who are sharing knowledge about their places, communities, and cultures.

For a full list of the TX★17 Partner Organizations, visit

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CentralTrak hosts reception for two final MFA exhibitions

This Saturday, June 3rd from 8-10pm
Please join us at CentralTrak this Saturday, June 3rd from 8-10pm for a reception celebrating Jessie Bowers and Chun Yi (Ronald) Wu, two recent MFA graduates.

Jessie Bowers: Dis-Location

Dis-Location is a meta-gallery created by the artist by intertwining two unique gallery spaces into one show. A virtual gallery was digitally fabricated for the viewer to experience the show in their mind, while the physical gallery space was incorporated as a way to experience the other part in person.

Chun Yi (Ronald) Wu: Zodiac of Virtual and Real

This show features 12 Zodiac constellation Pepakura sculptures and wall reliefs representing each sign of the Zodiac. The characters are a combination of mythology, fantasy, and the oral storytelling tradition. Throughout his MFA, Wu used 3D modeling programs to create conceptual sculptures with the Digital Fabrication process in mind.

Wu will have his main installation in the main lobby of the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology building on campus and a part in CentralTrak's gallery.

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