Wednesday, May 16, 2018

CADD FUND 2018 Announces Finalists for June 10th event

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas
Present

CADD FUNd 2018

Sunday, June 10th
5:00 – 7:30 pm

3015 AT TRINITY GROVES
3015 Gulden Lane
Dallas, Texas 75212



Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas will again celebrate creativity and community with a Sunday Soup Supper on June 10th at 3015 at Trinity Groves. CADD FUNd will be a fun, fast-paced evening of sharing innovative ideas about potential artistic projects. CADD FUNd will make possible a high-impact idea that needs the support of the DFW arts community.

The idea for the annual CADD FUNd was inspired by similar events throughout the United States such as Feast in Brooklyn, Incubate in Chicago and Spread in Santa Fe. Over the past several years, numerous organizations have taken the basic premise of a Sunday soup dinner - collect creative proposals, invite the public to pay, eat, and listen, and then democratically vote for a winner - and adapted it to their own local purposes.

This year's CADD FUNd will be awarded to one of these six finalists:

Nida Bangash, SMU
Heather Charlet, UTD
Chris Evans, UNT
Barbara Horlander, TCU
Sara Rastegarpouyani, UTD
James Talambas, UTA

The six finalists will be selected from all of the applicants by three esteemed jurors; Amy Lewis Hofland, Director of the Crow Collection of Asian Art; Maggie Adler, Associate Curator of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art; and Phillip Collins, Curator, Scholar, and former Chief Curator at the African American Museum in Dallas.

During the event on June 10th, the finalists will present short proposals for original and yet-to-be-realized new projects. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and then the audience participants will vote for their favorite project. Last year’s winner, Spencer Evans, will also give a short presentation during the event. After a short recess to tally the votes, the winner of CADD FUNd 2018 will be announced!

The CADD FUNd is $2500 - $7500 + and beyond. Funds are raised by ticket sales and will go to the winner chosen by the audience.

Tickets are $40 per person and are on sale now.

Tickets will not be available at the door. In an effort to make CADD FUNd 2018 as accessible as possible for the students and artists, $10 of each ticket sold will be applied to jurors’ fees and administrative costs in lieu of charging application fees.

While CADD FUNd is about raising much-needed cash, we hope that it will also be a forum to discuss the many other needs and resources that help make projects happen.



Art, Art, and more Art

Location:Dallas

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Call for Entries Open for 2018 Art of Peace – Tyler Visual Art Exhibit


(TYLER, TX) - Entries now are being accepted for the Sowing Seeds of Peace Visual Art Exhibit as part of the Art of Peace – Tyler celebration, a citywide commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Peace, Sept. 21.
“Art of Peace – Tyler is happy to once again to partner with the Tyler Museum of Art to invite regional artists to offer their creative responses to the idea of peace and to our 2018 theme, Sowing Seeds of Peace,” said Anne McCrady, co-founder and co-director of the peace event.
The visual art show will be presented as a juried exhibit in the museum’s education classroom Sept. 16-23, at the Tyler Museum of Art, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. The exhibit will be open to the public and admission is free.
The jury for selection will consist of members of the Art of Peace - Tyler committee and TMA representatives. The jury has the option to select up to two works per artist for inclusion in the show. Past exhibits have included the work of artists from Austin, Dallas, Lubbock and the East Texas area.
“We are privileged that the Art of Peace - Tyler committee once again has asked us to be the host venue for this exhibition,” TMA Executive Director Chris Leahy said. “The work we have seen over the past four years of our partnership has grown increasingly more dynamic and accomplished, and we are proud to have the opportunity to participate in such a great community event.”
Entry deadline for the visual art show is July 31. For more information about Art of Peace – Tyler events, visit www.tylerpeace.com. For questions about the art exhibition, e-mail artofpeaceart@gmail.com or call Mrs. McCrady at (903) 658-5645.


SUBMISSIONS
· Artists must be older than 18 and reside in Texas
· Entry deadline is Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Entries received, whether by mail or e-mail, after midnight July 31 will not be accepted
· Works in all media are eligible, provided they can be juried by digital image. These include painting, drawing, printmaking, photography/digital media, sculpture, mixed media and fine craft (wood, metal, clay, fiber, glass)
· Artwork should relate to the 2018 theme, Sowing Seeds of Peace, as a metaphor for the creative endeavor of peace work.
· Artwork must be able to fit through a regular-sized doorway
· Works chosen must be finished, dry and ready to exhibit
· Each artist may submit two pieces of art. Artists’ submission must consist of:
o Three high-quality digital JPEG images of each proposed work, each clearly labeled: Artist Last Name-Title-View. If mailed CD is to be returned, artists should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope
o A description of each work that includes title, media, size and description
o Artist CV or résumé with contact information including Website, e-mail, phone
and mailing address
· Artists should e-mail digital images, descriptions of work, CV and artist information to artofpeaceart@gmail.com or mail a CD with information packet to: Art of Peace – Tyler Exhibit Committee, Tyler Museum of Art, 1300 S. Mahon Ave, Tyler, TX 75701
ARTWORK IMAGES
“Since jury selection uses images of the artwork, artists should send high-quality images that represent their pieces as accurately and professionally as possible,” Mrs. McCrady said. Artists must submit images as JPEG files. Art of Peace - Tyler reserves the right to reproduce artwork images of accepted entries for promotion of the exhibition in the media.
The TMA does not allow art sales on the premises. However, given artist permission, guests will be provided with names of artists and selected contact information, she said. Visitors who wish to purchase artwork may contact the artist directly regarding a sale after the close of the show.


INSURANCE
The TMA will insure exhibited works from the time of their safe arrival at the Museum until they are returned to the artist, for the insurance values indicated on the entry form. Insurance values will correspond with the demonstrable fair market value of the work. Details of the insurance coverage are addressed in the final loan agreement for selected works. Submission of an entry to the exhibition constitutes agreement on the part of the entrant to the conditions set forth in the competition.
EXHIBITION CALENDAR
Tuesday, May 1 — Entries open
Tuesday, July 31 — Entry deadline (must be received by midnight)
Friday, August 31 — Artist notification of jury’s selections
Tuesday, Sept. 11 & Wednesday, Sept. 12 — Receipt of artwork for show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 16 — Exhibition opens to the public
Monday, Sept. 17 — Museum closed
Sunday, Sept. 23 — Artist reception, 3 p.m.; program, 3:30 p.m.; artwork pickup, 5 p.m; exhibit closes.
Tuesday, Sept. 25 — Final day to pick up artwork, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sept. 14 - 23 — 2017 Art of Peace Tyler events








Art, Art, and more Art

Location:Tyler Texas

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

"LA COUNTY ARBORETUM” - A SPECIAL COMMISSION FROM LA METRO TO BRING ART TO THE STREETS

“LA COUNTY ARBORETUM” - A SPECIAL COMMISSION FROM LA METRO TO BRING ART TO THE STREETS


ARTIST KAREN HOCHMAN BROWN COMMISSIONED BY LA METRO TO CREATE WORK FOR THEIR "THROUGH THE EYES OF ARTISTS" POSTER PROJECT FOR DISPLAY ON BUSES AND RAIL MAY 7 TO JULY 1, 2018

POSTER SIGNING AT THE LA COUNTY ARBORETUM ON MAY 15TH, 11 AM-1 PM

(Los Angeles, California) – It has been an eventful year for LA Artist Karen Hochman Brown. The digital artist currently has a solo show on view at The Main in Santa Clarita and the Jewish Federation in Monrovia. She recently concluded her artist residency at the Crain Art Gallery in San Marino, plus she has two upcoming solo exhibitions scheduled at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster and the California Center for Photographic and Digital Arts in Santa Ana.

Hochman Brown continues the wave of interest in her work with a commission for a poster on the buses and trains of the LA Metro. On view throughout Los Angeles from May 7 to July 1, 2018, the artist’s work weaves imagery of train tracks, aloe blooms, and peacock feathers. Drawing from elements one might find at the Arboretum, Hochman Brown comments, "I was inspired by many non-native species co-existing in harmony, much like the kaleidoscope of people from across the globe who live in Los Angeles County.”

Hochman Brown’s inspired art has redefined the possibilities of abstraction with digital media and continues that development in Shoreline Symmetries at The Main gallery space in Santa Clarita. The artist has departed from purely abstract compositions to examine her techniques among landscapes. To this end, Hochman Brown has envisioned the landscape as hyperreal, otherworldly, and defying of natural phenomena.

In previous work, the artist engaged questions about cultural identity. Her works referenced Judaic iconography with their six-point structures and formed the basis of the artist’s technical, expressive, and conceptual investigations. Currently, Hochman Brown’s subject has evolved to a broader consideration of the natural world and its irreducible makeup of fractal geometries. Comprised of multiple layers of floral imagery, Hochman Brown isolates and pieces together their disparate elements into abstracted kaleidoscopic tapestries. The artist’s painterly process utilizes various digital photographic editing tools and software in her meticulous manipulations of tonality, brightness, and saturation to create an illusion of depth.

Karen Hochman Brown received her B.A. in Art from Pitzer College, has continued to study math, and did post-graduate work at California College of the Arts and Crafts where her master’s thesis introduced Construction Geometry via Art, a Junior High School curriculum she taught at Pasadena Waldorf School. She continued to study the interconnections of math and art via technology at UCLA studying graphic design in late-nineties. Her work has been widely exhibited in California and the United States.

The LA County Arboretum is located at 301 North Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007.

POSTER SIGNING AT THE LA COUNTY ARBORETUM ON MAY 15TH, 11 AM-1 PM

Images pictured by Karen Hochman Brown:
Top: “Arboretum Mandala”

Additional and high-res mages: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jz5h1aa4xopzn3a/AAAG1CNdVqcZGUDR8dm2c7Oia?dl=0


KAREN HOCHMAN BROWN
Showing this spring;


Shoreline Symmetries
4/16/18 through 5/11/18
The Main Gallery — Santa Clarita, CA
Artist reception 4/19/18 – 7:00-10:00 PM

The Seven Species
3/1/18 though 5/31/18
Jewish Federation — Monrovia, CA

Abstraction
3/31/18 through 4/30/18
Art@The Six — Calabasas, CA
Artist Reception 4/11/18 @7:30 PM
Through the Eyes of Artists



Art, Art, and more Art

Location:Los Angeles

Monday, April 30, 2018

TPS 27 Photography Exhibition - Gallery reception at the Bath House Cultural Center

Exhibition Dates: May 5-June 2, 2018

Reception: Saturday, May 5, 2018 (7-9 PM)

Featuring live music by Mack Price

The Texas Photographic Society presents TPS 27: The International Competition. This annual photography exhibition, now in its 27th year, was juried by Kate Breakey, renowned visual artist based in Arizona. The show is opened-themed and highlights fifty images by 43 artists from 18 U.S. states as well as Canada.


After the show at the Bath House, TPS 27 is set to travel to The Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene, Texas, as well as Options Gallery at Odessa College in Odessa, Texas, over the course of the next year.

Participating Artists: Linda Alterwitz, Zia Ayub, Anne Berry, Victoria Bracken, Joel Butler, James Cooper, Anastasia Davis, Patricia de Ocio Dudley, David Dennard, Chance DeVille, Norm Diamond, Haakon Donnelly, Anne Eder, Thomas Foster, Steffani Frideres, Nadide Goksun, Diana Nicholette Jeon, April Kao, Eleanor Kerr, Karen Klinedinst, Kendra Laflin, Irwin Lightstone, Marilyn Maxwell, Calli McCaw, Christine Meytras, Robert Moore, Linda M. Morrow, Dale Niles, George Nobechi, Andrew Ortiz, Neal Panton, Sirous Partovi, Justin Ruiz, Joshua Sariñana, Catherine W. Singer, Peter Stern, Peter Stitt, JP Terlizzi, Beckwith Thompson, Ashton Thornhill, Mark Vitaris, Lynn Whitney, and Clifford Wright.


Art, Art, and more Art

Location:Dallas

Opening reception: What is the opposite of a computer

– Opening date: May 5, 2018
– Closing date: May 27th, 2018
– Reception date/time:Saturday, May 5, 2018 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Inner Space: a chamber gallery
7923 Mohawk Dr. Dallas, TX 75235
972-567-5801
http://innerspace175.wixsite.com/chamber


– Participating Artists
Ashlyn Lee - Dallas, TX - http://www.ashlynlee.org/
Lauren Cardenas- Reno, NV - http://lauren-cardenas.com/
Megan Mueller - Los Angeles, CA - https://www.meganmueller.com/
Simon Welch -Strasbourg, France - http://welchsimon66.wixsite.com/simon-welch-films
Meredith Cawley - Dallas, TX - https://www.meredithcawley.com/

Exhibit title: What is the opposite of a computer

As we upload our memories, hopes and dreams in an attempt to escape our mortal flesh, stitching together bits from Instagram/ Twitter/Snapchat to the next hot app of the minute, embedding ourselves to the eternal interwebs - we stare into the flickering blue depths of HEV, a Frankenstein - our avatar stares back and reaches outward for connection. These incorporeal beings are straining for touch, deprived of body and thus of all sense organs. In a state of desolate loneliness, our human desire for meaning is reduced to existential anxiety. With every memory we share digital decay, begins a single bit that changes from 0 to 1, every repost - another two; three bits are flipped and the digital self does not endure. As Hume put it, “nothing but a bundle of different perceptions, which succeed each other with an inconceivable rapidity.”


Closing Reception: Sunday, May 27, 2018 2:00 - 5:00 pm


Art, Art, and more Art

Location:Dallas

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Scott Froschauer's new solo exhibition confronts divisiveness in America

“ECHO ENIGMA” – SCOTT FROSCHAUER’S NEW SOLO EXHIBITION CONFRONTS DIVISIVENESS IN AMERICA

OPENING AT ARK GALLERY AND STUDIOS WITH A RECEPTION APRIL 29TH, 3-6 P.M.

TO BE FOLLOWED BY:
AN ARTIST TALK SUNDAY, MAY 20TH, 3-5 P.M.
ALTADENA OPEN STUDIOS TOUR, JUNE 3RD 11-5 P.M.
CLOSING RECEPTION ON JUNE 10TH, 2-5 P.M.

(Los Angeles, California) Ark Gallery and Studios is pleased to present a solo exhibit with Los Angeles multimedia artist Scott Froschauer. The artist explores themes of social connectivity, community and complexity. Froschauer gained notoriety with his “The Word on The Street” series of subversively positive street signs.

In Froschauer’s latest exhibit at ARK, the artist reflects on America’s increasingly polarized climate, etching distressed mirrors with portraits of various historical American figures. The artist injects elements that complicate otherwise one-dimensional narratives. He states that, “Deciding how to categorize them becomes more of a statement about the viewer, who is reflected in the distressed surface of each piece.” Hero and villain become blurred in the complex reality of the subjects humanity.

That complexity becomes the underlying fabric of the shows centerpiece. The exhibit’s focal point is a model for a large-scale artwork entitled United Divider that proposes a size of 15 feet tall by 20 feet long. Reminiscent of Richard Serra’s Tilted Arc that infamously overtook Federal Plaza in New York in the 1980’s, the 120-foot-long curved steel panel divided an otherwise open public space and was eventually taken down due to public outcry. Froschauer proposes a monument of polished stainless steel, waving, and etched with the likeness of the American flag. When viewed up close, the flag’s stars and stripes consist of lines of text bearing the names of historical Americans, human beings who we might find ourselves simplifying into heroes or villains, but which are actually more complex. Again, the polished surface reminds the viewer that their impression of these individuals is more of a reflection of their own preconceptions. Froschauer comments, “The epic scale of this piece gives it a stance as a wall, separating those who might stand on either side of it. The reflective quality of the piece denotes that this idea of America is a reflection of all who observe it. The symbol of the flag brings us all together and tears us all apart. It is the United Divider.”

Several related events will follow the April 29th opening from 3-6 p.m. including a May 20th artist talk from 3-5 p.m., an Altadena Open Studios Tour day on 3rd from 11-5 p.m., and a closing reception on June 10th from 2-5 p.m.

Ark Gallery and Studios is located at 2599 Fair Oaks Ave., Altadena, CA 91001


Image pictured, by Scott Froschauer:
Top: “United Divider”, 2018



Art, Art, and more Art

Location:Los Angeles

$15,000 Tito’s Prize Available for One Austin Artist

$15,000 Tito’s Prize Available for One Austin Artist
Open Call: April 24 - May 31, 2018

Big Medium is now accepting applications for the second annual Tito's Prize! Austin artists are invited to apply online at bigmedium.org/titosprize.html until May 31.


The Tito’s Prize is funded by a generous gift from Tito’s Handmade Vodka and facilitated by Big Medium. The award includes a solo exhibition during the 2018 East Austin Studio Tour in the Big Medium Gallery at Canopy.

This opportunity is available to any artist living and working in Austin. For this purpose, Austin is defined as the area contained within the ten city council districts. Artists working in any artistic media and at any stage in their career are eligible. A four member curatorial panel will unanimously select the prize-winning artist.

“We're proud to be partnering with Big Medium for the second year in a row. We invite our fans to join us in supporting and cultivating creativity in the community. At Tito’s Handmade Vodka we take great pride in our creative community and those organizations such as Big Medium that help support and cultivate that creativity.” – Zack Flores, Director of Philanthropic Programming at Tito's Handmade Vodka

The winner of the Tito’s Prize will be announced July 17, 2018. The winning artist’s solo exhibition will open on October 19 in the Big Medium Gallery and run through the 2018 East Austin Studio Tour, closing on November 18.


Art, Art, and more Art

Location:Austin

Save the Date! Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas celebrates 100 years with robotics for children and youth

Save the Date! Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas celebrates 100 years with robotics for children and youth



To celebrate its Centennial (1918-2018), the General Consulate of Mexico in Dallas invites the public to the interactive event RobotiX Summer Camp: a robotics and STEM education program (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), with fun challenges for children and youth participants.

The RobotiX demonstration will be held on Thursday April 26th at 6:30 pm at the Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas, aiming to provide opportunities in the field of robotics to the children, youth and educators through the School Districts and Community Organizations in the North Region of Texas.

The event will present the RobotiX in the Box Program, a model that transforms classrooms in technologic labs, ideal for K-12 schools.

The RobotiX educational model has been proved in more than a thousand educational centers in Mexico, impacting more than 170 thousand children and youth.

Join us!


http://www.soyrobotix.com/
https://www.facebook.com/SoyRobotiX.fans/
https://twitter.com/SoyRobotiX
https://www.youtube.com/user/MicrobotiX



Art, Art, and more Art

Location:Dallas

Call for Sculptors! Entries open for "ScoglieraViva. Sculpting the Sea", international outdoor sculpture competition

Call for Sculptors! Entries open for "ScoglieraViva. Sculpting the Sea", international outdoor sculpture competition


Deadline 15 May, free application worldwide

Entries are open to "ScoglieraViva. Sculpting the Sea", international outdoor sculpture prize with free participation until 15 May 2018.

The competition, now in its 19th edition, features the direct intervention of sculptors on the cliffs in the town of Caorle, near Venice, Italy. The sculptures turn the cliff into a real open-air contemporary art gallery, whose changes will be given by time and natural agents.

The theme is free: every artist can freely choose the subject of his/her work, which will be carved on the large rocks of Euganean trachyte in Caorle by the 3 winning artists, selected by the Jury. The works will be made in the days between 21 June and 30 June 2018. The winning artworks will be presented to the public on the evening of June 30 in Caorle's town centre.

The contest sees the awarding of 3 cash prizes of € 2,000 for each of the 3 winning artists. Board and lodging are also included during the stay at the City of Caorle, from 21 to 30 June 2018, for the creation of the work on site.

The selection of the submitted projects will be made by an Awarding Jury including some prestigious names in the international Contemporary Art scene:
Paolo De Grandis (Venice, Italy | Curator and Organizer of Exhibitions)
Simone Pallotta (Rome, Italy | Curator of Public and Urban Art)
Matteo Zauli (Faenza, Italy | Director at Carlo Zauli Museum)

Eligibility: sculptors from all over the world, with no restrictions in terms of age, sex or other qualifications

Contest terms >>>

Free application until May 15, 2018, FILL IN THE ONLINE FORM >>>

Discover more on the town of Caorle >>>

Contact and information
tel. +39 041 5937242
info@scoglieraviva.com
https://scoglieraviva.com/en/


Art, Art, and more Art

Monday, April 23, 2018

Art Students to Receive 2018 DADA Scholarship Awards & Exhibition


The 2018 DADA Scholarship Awards & Exhibition,
Opening Reception and Ceremony

The Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) will honor 14 Booker T. Washington High School visual art students on May 10 from 6-8 p.m. Join DADA to celebrate talented young artists at the Awards & Exhibition - Opening Ceremony at One Arts in the Dallas Arts District. The Exhibition will be on view May 6-18.

With additional gifts and prominent exposure, the Edith Baker Art Scholarship is expanding its artistic influence. "My goal is to give young artists the opportunity for recognition, exhibition and scholarship," says Baker. "We created the scholarship in 2005 to give young artists access to mentors and funding to help them pursue higher education in art." The Edith Baker Art Scholarship is a $5,000 award. Further enhancing the program is an additional award funded by gallery owners Kenneth Craighead and Steve Green. The Craighead Green Fund for the Arts awards a $2,500 scholarship to inspire a young artist a career in art. DADA Excellence in Art award - $1,000.

Selected works are based on artistic originality, technique, presentation, and evidence of personal vision or voice. Three artists, whose work exemplifies confidence in their craft and a vision of their future goals will be awarded scholarships toward higher education in the visual arts.

Featured Artists:

Conner Chase
Connor Coleman
Lily Edwards
Cameron Eisenberg
Angie Fuentes
Wells Goetzmann
Molly Mitchell
Bernadette Negrete
Gabriela Noriega
James Page
Finn Segal
Daniela Segovia
Terrance Suber
Benjamin Vega

"With the help of DADA Friends and other sponsors, we continue to enhance the scope of the awards both in gifts and outreach," stated Cathy Drennan, Executive Director of DADA. Adding more scholarships is the goal to provide young artists the opportunity to pursue a career in art. It is third year showcasing the student work at One Arts, thanks to the generosity of the Billingsley Co and Hamilton Sneed."

Our prestigious jurors, Winter Rusiloski, Professor of Painting at Baylor University; Mary Tomás - artist and owner Mary Tomás Gallery; and Kenneth Craighead - designer and owner Craighead Green Gallery. Additional thanks to scholarship committee, Rini Andres, Alberto Tomas and BTW visual arts coordinator,Kyle Clark. And special thank you to our Sponsor Terri Provencal and PATRON Magazine.

DADA - Dallas Art Dealers Association
The Dallas Art Dealers Association, an affiliation of established independent gallery owners and nonprofit art organizations in the Dallas metropolitan area, is dedicated to enriching the lives of the public through visual art.


Art, Art, and more Art

Location:Dallas

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Call For Artists: Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2018

Call For Artists: Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2018

HOUSTON (April 10, 2018) – Bayou City Art Festival, produced by the Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA) and benefiting Houston non-profits, is inviting artists from around the world to submit applications and have the opportunity to showcase their art at one of the nation’s premier outdoor fine art events on Saturday and Sunday, October 13-14, 2018. The artist application deadline for Bayou City Art Festival Downtown is Sunday, June 3, 2018 at midnight CST.

“We are always excited to see what artists have to offer and are always in awe with the work that they present,” said Joe Pogge, ACA board president. “Bringing in new and returning artists from across the country and beyond not only ensures a fruitful festival for everyone but most importantly, it helps us continue to give back and support local charities.”

ACA produces Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park in the spring and Bayou City Art Festival Downtown in the fall. For 47 years, ACA has provided a venue for more than 20,000 artists to showcase their work to thousands of art lovers from all over the world. Patrons have the opportunity to personally meet the artists, view original works and purchase world class art. The festival benefits local non-profits and features live music, food, beverages, entertainment, a Children’s Creative Zone and much more.

Twice a year, more than 1,000 qualified applicants from 19 different disciplines and from submit their applications to be reviewed by ACA jurors. The festival receives applicants from around the world including Canada, Mexico, South America and Israel. For each festival, a new juror panel is invited and consists of artists, collectors, educators, curators and industry professionals. To build a jury that is experienced in all forms of art, professionals from the performing and literary arts industry are also invited to participate. The panel of five to seven jurors are selected based on their specific interests, professional knowledge and background with the festival. Only 300 artists will be selected to exhibit at the 2018 Bayou City Art Festival Downtown. Cash Prizes are awarded for “Best in Show”, second and third place, as selected by on-site judges. Ribbons are awarded for “Best Booth” and all winners receive jury exempt status for two years as well as priority booth placement.

Artists are required to submit five images and an application fee of $45 before the deadline. All artists selected to participate in the 2018 Bayou City Art Festival Downtown will be notified by Friday, June 15, 2018. For more information or to submit an artist application for Bayou City Art Festival Downtown, please click here.

For updates on social media, follow the official event hashtags #HouArtFest and #BCAF, like the Facebook page, or follow on Twitter and Instagram. Also, subscribe to ournewsletter here.

About Bayou City Art Festival:

Entering its 47th year in 2018, the Art Colony Association has raised $3.6 million for local non-profit programs through the festivals. A percentage of the proceeds support local art organizations and nonprofits. The Festivals are funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, corporate sponsorships, private contributions, in-kind support and volunteer assistance. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please visit www.artcolonyassociation.org



Art, Art, and more Art

Location:Houston

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Fisterra Retrospective Exhibition Opening on April 27

Fisterra Retrospective
April 27 - May 18

Opening Reception: Friday, April 27, 7-10pm
Address: 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #101
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12-6pm

In November 2003, 28 artists opened their homes and studios for the first East Austin Studio Tour. The orange house on the corner of east 2nd Street at Waller, with its backyard studio, became a spot that thousands of visitors have returned to each year. A new group of guest artists created exhibits of their art in each room of the house, while the home cooked posole and hospitality of Jennifer Chenoweth's house remained a staple. November 2017 was the last year for Fisterra Studio to participate in EAST in this space, but the annual event had a deep effect on Austin's sense of community and connectedness. This show will feature over 50 guest artists collaborating again to inspire artists and art lovers about the beauty, quality and diversity of visual art in Austin.

Artists include: Stella Alesi, C. Andrew Boyd, Todd Campbell, Monique Capanelli, Valerie Chaussonnet, Jennifer Chenoweth, Lisa Choinacky, Christina Coleman, Beth Consetta Rubel, Brooke Davis, Autumn Ewalt, Holly Fisher, Virginia Fleck, Emma Hadzi-Antich, Norman Hera, Katelena Hernandez Cowles, Will Heron, Jennifer Hill, Felice House, Carla Hughes, Janine Hughes, Calder Kamin, Gabel Karsten, Lauren Klotzman, Robby Lee, David Lovas, Richard Mansfield, Wells Mason, Brian McKinney, Sebastian Miles, Andrea Nelson, Theresa Noyes, L. Renee Nunez, Dawn Okoro, Dharmesh Patel, Rob Pettingill, Gretchen Phillips, Andrea Pramuk, Bridget Quinn, Jay Roff-Garcia, Philip Rogers, Katie Rose Pipkin, Tammie Rubin, Shibiya Sabu, Kristen Saska Juen, Jenny Sathngam, Amy Scofield, Elise Sibley Chandler, Judith Simonds, Annie Simpson, Jeff Stockton, The Afro Gypsy, The Theorists, Erik Tragus, Carlotta Vann, Glen Vigus, Jade Walker, Johnny Walker, Jason Webb, Lee Webster, Aaron Weiss, Kayci Wheatly, and Dana Younger

fisterrastudio.com

bigmedium.org/gallery.html


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Location:Austin

Artist J. Fredric May honors stroke month with solo show at CA Center for Digital Arts

Artist J Fredric May shouldn’t be alive to open his solo exhibition during Stroke month. Thanks to his cat, Apparition: Postcards from Eye See You will be on view at the California Center for Digital Arts, Santa Ana in May.

This exhibit traces a fateful moment in 2012 in which May, a photojournalist and film industry professional arrived home after a trip and found it strange for his cat not to greet him. Instead, May heard unusual sounds outside. “In all these years he had never heard or seen his cat act like this. It worried him,” comments May’s wife Lisa. Something unusual was in the air. May pursued his cat high up in his yard’s tree, slipped and fell breaking several of his ribs. In the hospital it was discovered that May was having an aortic aneurysm and a stroke and was able to get help quickly. “It all links back to the cat, who we think had a sense something was wrong, and saved his life” Lisa says.

May became partially blind and diagnosed with Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS). What he didn’t lose however was his ever-restless urge to create. May uses his now-skewed vision and has pioneered a unique technical and expressive approach to photography. May’s engaging with both digital and analog photographic processes and consequently aided in May's recovery and has landed him with numerous awards, and upcoming exhibits.


Art, Art, and more Art

Location:California

Friday, April 13, 2018

A.M. Rousseau opens solo show at Jason Vass May 5th

May 5 to June 2, 2018
Opening Reception: May 5, 6-9pm
Artist Talk/Book Signing:
June 2, 2-4pm

Jason Vass
1452 E. Sixth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021

(Los Angeles, California) – Jason Vass is pleased to present Lines of Inquiry, an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by A.M. Rousseau. Rousseau is a multi-disciplined artist, writer and photographer currently living in Southern California who has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Rousseau’s works are imbued with an investigation of line. She takes her inspiration from a Paul Klee dictum: “Take a line for a walk, aimlessly for the sake of the walk.” She sees each line as a metaphor for the way life happens: one point leading to another, ever changing. For her, “Every line is a reflection of individual will, a unique indicator of purpose and direction, just as in hieroglyphics, a kind of handwriting that can be read if the system of mark making is understood.”

The works on view range from black and white works on paper like Downward Hang, and Left Leaning in which a succession of quasi concentric black lines gracefully flow as if suspended across two supports. The algorithm used in creating these works becomes more complex as Rousseau moves across multiple sheets of paper adding color into the mix. In works like Fire and Ice Quartet and 100 Line Rush Triptych the undulating curves have a wave-like pattern reminiscent of an abstracted ocean. When Rousseau moves from paper to canvas and from ink and colored pencil to acrylic paint, she begins to fill in shapes creating denser compositions where the linear elements originate from a central core.

Rousseau’s lines are both gestural and used to outline geometric forms as in Perspective Collective and Spiral Quartet. Her work has much in common with the timeless quality of ancient Chinese and Japanese calligraphy, at the same time as it is firmly rooted in contemporary art practice as comparisons to works by conceptual artists Sol LeWitt or Robert Mangold are apt as are connections to the works of Julie Mehretu.

A.M. Rousseau received her undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. She is the recipient of a National Endowment in the Arts Fellowship, The Djerassi Foundation Affymax Fellowship, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Artist Residency, Yaddo Artist residency, the Virginia Center for the Arts residency, the Manhattan Borough President’s Award for Excellence and Service in the Arts, and the Harc Foundation Award. She has been exhibiting since 1990 including most recently exhibitions at the Upland Museum of Art (2017), the Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (2016), CMay Gallery, Los Angeles and Korea (2015).


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Location:Los Angeles

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Due WEST: Tickets on sale now!

Join us on the Lawn at Seaholm

This is your chance to support Austin's local creative community. Join Big Medium on Thursday, May 10 from 7-10pm on the Lawn at Seaholm to kick off the 2018 West Austin Studio Tour. Get your copy of the WEST catalog and map, and enjoy light installations by local artists, music, lawn games, bites by Le Politique, and open bar under the night sky. Walk across the street to the Austin Central Library and experience over 300 artists in the 2018 West Austin Studio Tour Group Exhibition.

Join Big Medium as a member at the $150 level or higher, and attend the Member Preview and Reception at the library from 6-7PM before heading over to party on the lawn.


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Location:Austin

Monday, April 2, 2018

Psychic states emerge in L.A. artist Glenn Waggner’s paintings at Neutra Institute Museum and Gallery

Glenn Waggner
The Existential Afterparty
Solo Exhibit
March 31st-April 15th, 2018

Opening reception: Saturday, March 31st, 7-10 p.m.
Neutra Institute Museum and Gallery
2379 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039

www.glennwaggnerartist.com
http://neutra.org/event/show-5-glenn-wagnner-solo-show/

Psychic states emerge in L.A. artist Glenn Waggner’s paintings at Neutra Institute
Museum and Gallery
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Los Angeles, CA) – The Neutra Museum Gallery is pleased to present a solo painting exhibit with L.A. artist Glenn Waggner. The artist capitalizes on painting’s formal language to animate his psychologically-charged scenarios. Minimalistic, Waggner’s paintings optimize the use of color as light that is activated between foreground and
background, or between the subject and its liminal surroundings. The artist’s surprising formal invention is a product of mapping spaces. Their overarching geometries are suspended between abstraction and representation, and
anchored by figures, architecture, landscape, and other recognizable imagery. Waggner credits this to his process of allowing spontaneous gestures to inform the construction of pictorial space and stimulate new formal and narrative relationships. The artist’s
anecdotal titles further contextualize the ambiguous relationships posed. Waggner states, “I ask the viewer to determine their own narrative. Maybe it starts a dialog. The title answers the question or suggests a direction.”Waggner’s work engages numerous nineteenth and twentieth-century painters in the renewed exploration of formal language to articulate human drama and the unconscious.

Among those are the paintings of Edward Hopper and Philip Guston. Waggner was born and raised in Southern California. Growing up in the beach communities, he was immersed in the 1970’s surfing and skateboarding culture. Always drawing and sketching, Glenn has worked in the architectural profession for many years. In the year 2000, Waggner discovered oil painting, taking to its qualities of being a freer and looser medium. It was the perfect fit that allowed art to be made using vivid color and no precise lines. It was “plein air” that helped to capture subject matter quickly and avoided precise detailing, like that required in architecture.

Glenn Waggner’s work won 3rd place in ART + SCIENCE’s 2008 juried show, and was featured in Artscene magazine. Waggner has art is in several private collections.

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Location:Los Angeles

ART214 Gallery reception at the Bath House Cultural Center on April 8

Exhibition Dates: March 24-April 21, 2018
Reception: Sunday, April 8, 2018 (5-7 PM)


As part of Dallas Arts Month, four cultural centers of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) are hosting a multi-venue juried exhibition to showcase the works of artists who live and work in Dallas and the Greater North Texas region from late March to early June.

Through this exhibition, OCA hopes to discover and develop relationships with new artists, provide opportunities for artists to exhibit their work for the first time ever or for the first time in one of our cultural centers, and cross pollinate artists who have previously exhibited at one cultural center by exhibiting their work at a different center. Another goal of this collaborative project is to draw in new audiences who have never been to (or even heard of) our Cultural Centers and to share audiences who frequent a specific center but have never experienced the others.


Juried by Elizabeth Mellott, Tori Phillips, Jim Burton and Arthur Peña.

All four shows curated by Christina Estrella Riggs


BATH HOUSE CULTURAL CENTER ARTISTS: Cate Baker, Sue Benner, Christopher Bingha, David Blow, Bernard Bortnick, Du Chau, Arfa Chowdhary, Justin Coursey, Vanhue Davis Jr., Angelika Ejtel, Reyna Flores, Moriah Garcia, Chunyu Han, Seth Hudson, Benjamine Lester, Sam Marie, Virginia Marsh, Tina Medina, William Messimer, Hannah (Bernadette) Negrete, Kevin Owens, Chancellor Page, Siliva Parra Dela Longa, Paul Pena, Maia Pizarro, Erika Pochybova, Erin Puckett, Steve Quevedo, Fari Rahimi, Katrina Rasmussen, Carol Riedel, Alex Rose, Wendi Ruth, Ernest Scheihagen, Una Scott, Jerry Skibell, Gisela-Heidi Strunck, Juergen Strunck, Jose Vargas, Katerina Verguelis, Marilyn Waligore, Robert Walker, William Webster, Terri Wilder, Matthew Wood, Nicholas Wood, James Yonkman, and Ramon Zozaya.



For information about the ART214 exhibitions at the other OCA venues, please visit www.bathhousemedia.com/art214




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Location:Dallas

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Austin Art in Public Places Expands Popular TEMPO Program


Austin Art in Public Places Expands Popular TEMPO Program
Temporary public art program to now include opportunities for muralists



AUSTIN, TX—March 26, 2018—Art in Public Places (AIPP), a program of the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division, announces the expansion of TEMPO, its annual temporary public art program. TEMPO provides the community a deeper appreciation of public art through temporary, thought-provoking installations that impact and enhance city-owned sites across Austin. Since 2012, the TEMPO program has commissioned dozens of artists to create outdoor installations. While diverse in material and theme, TEMPO artworks have typically been three-dimensional sculptural installations. This year, AIPP will grow the program to include opportunities for muralists. Through TEMPO 2-D, AIPP will commission seven to ten artists to create temporary murals at select sites across the City. The deadline to apply is April 26 at 5 PM and compensation will be provided for the selected artists.

“This new initiative will enable many additional local artists to participate in the TEMPO program,” said Sue Lambe, Administrator of the Art in Public Places Program. “Honoring the age-old tradition of mural painting, TEMPO 2-D will provide the public with fresh new ways to experience art in the community.”

TEMPO 2-D
AIPP has issued a Request for Qualifications for the TEMPO 2-D program. Selected artists will propose mural designs that will either be hand-painted, digitally-printed vinyl adhesives or temporarily attached panels for locations ranging from public parks to the Austin Bergstrom International Airport, among other sites. Prior to doing any design work, artists will work with the community to develop murals that reflect the character of their chosen location and special consideration will be given to artists with lived experience in the neighborhoods where they are proposing artwork. Funding provided for selected mural projects will range between $2000 and $7000, contingent on the size and complexity of the project. Applicants may review the complete Request for Proposals at www.tinyurl.com/AustinAIPP and must apply online at www.PublicArtist.org, by Thursday April 26, at 5 PM. Artists may learn more about the program at the following meetings:

TEMPO 2-D Artist Information Meetings
Monday, March 26th, 6:30 – 7:30 PM | Dougherty Art Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd
Thursday, March 29th, 6:00 – 7:00 PM | North Village Library, 2505 Steck Ave


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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.

Founded in 1985, the Art in Public Places (AIPP) program acquires and maintains works of art for City facilities and parks through commissions, donations, and loans for the cultural enrichment of Austin’s community. By City ordinance, AIPP allocates 2% of eligible capital improvement project funding to the acquisition of site-specific public artwork. 2015 marks the 30th Anniversary of the AIPP program in Austin, the first municipality in Texas to make a commitment to include works of art in construction projects.

For more information, visit www.austincreates.com.


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Location:Austin

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 facebook.com/DallasArtDealersAssociation

DOWNLOAD GALLERY GUIDE www.dallasartdealers.org



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.

Jurors:
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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Location:Dallas

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: www.humanimpactsinstitute.org/creative-climate-awards Submissions Due 11:30PM May 31st, 2018

WHAT WE ACCEPT*
● 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.

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

TIMELINE
● Submissions Due: 11:30 pm, May 31st
● Selections Announced: June 15th
Thanks to the Taipei Economic Cultural Office in NYC for their support.
http://www.humanimpactsinstitute.org/creative-climate-awards


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Location:New York

Monday, March 12, 2018

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

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PROMISE OF PEACE AND TIERRA FIRME,
THE MAC IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE
THE MAC POP GARDEN: GO GREEN
LAUNCH (3-4PM) AT THE MAC
+ HAPPY HOUR (4-5:45PM) AT THE CEDARS SOCÍAL MEXICAN MODERN
SATURDAY, MARCH 17


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 britain@the-mac.org.

ABOUT OUR PARTNERS
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.


WHEN/WHERE
The MAC POP Garden: Go Green
Saturday, March 17, 3-4PM
The MAC
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

GETTING TO THE CEDARS
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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Location:Dallas

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

Apply: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=6500

Website: http://www.vailartsfestival.com/vail-arts-festival

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. www.zapplication.org/imaging_tips.phtml

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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Location:Colorado

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
Director
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
asmaa@lawrieshabibi.com
lawrieshabibi.com
Twitter @lawrieshabibi
Instagram @lawrieshabibi


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Location:Dubai

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. http://www.shoeboxprojects.com



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Location:California

CULTURAL ARTS DIVISION ANNOUNCES SELECTIONS FOR “FACES OF AUSTIN” SHORT FILM PROGRAM

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.

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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 www.austincreates.com


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Location:Austin

Karen Hochman Brown advances our view of nature through art and tech

Karen Hochman Brown
Botanic Geometry
Solo Exhibit and Residency

February 24-April 6th, 2018
Opening reception: Sunday, March 3rd, 2-4 p.m.

Crain Art Gallery
Crowell Public Library
1890 Huntington Dr, San Marino, CA 91108

Artist-in-Residence Demonstrations:
3/11/18: 2-4 p.m.
3/24/18: 2-4 p.m.
4/1/18: 2-4 p.m.
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thurs: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Karen Hochman Brown uses math and science to digitally dissect the natural world

(Los Angeles, California) – Crain Art Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibit with Los Angeles-based artist Karen Hochman Brown whose digital photographs have redefined the possibilities of abstraction. Taking inspiration from nature’s intricate patterns, delicate colors, and ethereal shapes, the artist constructs symmetrical forms from source material she photographs from botanic gardens around the world. The photos are mapped kaleidoscopically and undergo extensive digital intervention.

In previous work the artist engaged questions about cultural identity. Her works referenced Judaic iconography with their six-point structures and formed the basis of the artist’s technical, expressive, and conceptual investigations. Currently, Hochman Brown’s subject has evolved to a broader consideration of the natural world and its irreducible makeup of fractal geometries. Comprised of multiple layers of floral imagery, Hochman Brown isolates and pieces together their disparate elements into abstracted kaleidoscopic tapestries. The artist’s painterly process utilizes various digital photographic editing tools and software in her meticulous manipulations of tonality, brightness, and saturation to create an illusion of depth.

The public is invited to attend one of the demos in which the artist will be in residence to demonstrate her creative process using the library’s grounds as the subject. She will be

available to answer questions while she develops a new work on Sunday, March 11th, March 24th, and April 1st, 2018.

Karen Hochman Brown received her B.A. in Art from Pitzer College, has continued to study math, and did post-graduate work at California College of the Arts and Crafts where her Master’s thesis introduced Construction Geometry via Art, a Junior High School curriculum she taught at Pasadena Waldorf School. She continued to study the interconnections of math and art via technology at UCLA studying graphic design in late-nineties. Her work has been widely exhibited in California and the United States.



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Location:California

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Call for artists WEST austin

OPEN CALL CLOSES FRIDAY

The deadline for artists to participate in the West Austin Studio Tour is this Friday, February 23 at 11:59pm. Complete details and application at west.bigmedium.org.

Big Medium’s West Austin Studio Tour (WEST) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning May 12-13 & 19-20, 2018. WEST provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists and artisans of Austin in their

APPLY HERE


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Location:Austin

Call for artists CherryArts: Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge 2018

CherryArts: Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge 2018


Apply Now! https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=6404


Application Deadline: 3/9/18 Midnight MST

Calling all Artists with innovative ideas! This is your opportunity to express the idea of innovation through the discipline of your choice.

- Seven finalists will be awarded a $5,000 commission to create their piece and display it at the 2018 Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

- One winner will be selected and receive the Innovation Award of $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2019 Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The seven pieces of art will then become part of the innovative collection of artwork at Arrow and may be featured in a global ad series and in locations around the world.


View the previous year’s Art Challenge finalist here: http://www.arrowcherryarts.com



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Location:Denver, Colorado

Monday, February 19, 2018

Expressionism's revival in Matushevitz's "Conundrum" at Gallery 825 this March/April

Randi Matushevitz
Conundrum
Solo Exhibit

March 17th-April 20th, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, March 17th, 6-9 p.m.

LAAA | Gallery 825
825 N. La Cienaga Blvd., CA 90069
Ph. 310.652.8272
https://www.laaa.org/2018-exhibits/


Randi Matushevitz’s unmasked expressionism

(Los Angeles, California) – Gallery 825 is pleased to present a solo exhibit with L.A.-based artist Randi Matushevitz whose works on canvas deliver an unmasked view of humanity within our current socio-political climate. Matushevitz’s themes of social inequities seen from the point of view of the homeless and technologically-mobile paint a stark portrait of humanity.

Matushevitz further draws upon contrasts materially, through dense networks of mark-making, stenciling, spray-painting, and traditional painting in oil and acrylic. The works’ charged positive and negative spaces illuminate her subjects conflating tender vulnerability with violence and dislocation.

Matushevitz draws upon and resonates with the aesthetics of German Expressionism whose adopters reacted to the rise of academic art, nationalism, and militarism leading up to, and during World War I. Expressionism’s narratives advanced humanistic ideas of social displacement, alienation, urbanization and eschewed formal conventions of Impressionism and academic art. In her 2017 essay Expressive Intensity, writer Betty Ann Brown articulated in Matushevitz’s art, as an essential expression of the “…the human condition, our quest for connectivity, and the pain we all suffer in this earthly existence.”

The public is invited to attend Matushevitz’s opening reception on Saturday, March 17th, 6-9 p.m. where the artist will be on hand to discuss her techniques and questions.

Matushevitz grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. She earned her BA from California State University Northridge and her MFA in Painting from the University of Miami. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her family. Recent solo exhibitions include “Conundrum” 825 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2018), Randi Matushevitz, stARTup Art Fair LA, Los Angeles, CA (2017), Mysterious, Dorit Center for the Arts, Hillel, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (2016),


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Location:Los Angeles

Turner House - 2018 Spring Salon Series

Turner House - 2018 Spring Salon Series

Thursday March 8
Doors Open: 7:00 Program: 7:30

"At the Forefront" Jerry Bywaters: No Backwater Man

John Lunsford will present the life and work of Jerry Bywaters.
Bywaters (1906-1989) was born in Paris, Texas and an American artist, university
professor, museum director, historian and art critic instrumental in the
development of the regional art of Texas and the Southwest.
Lunsford will bring two original Bywaters lithographs for an evening
overflowing with biographical information and personal anecdotes.

John Lunsford is an Oak Cliff native. He is the former director of the SMU Meadows Museum and the first Senior Curator at the Dallas Museum of Art (formerly the DMFA) where he worked for 28 years.

Picture Credit: The Jerry Bywaters Collection on Art of the Southwest, Bywaters Special Collections, SMU.


Event Sponsor: Tom Marshall
Catering: Justo Blanco

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www.turnerhouse.org






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Location:Dallas

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Oxford International Art Fair- Oxford Town Hall, Oxford


Oxford Town Hall, Oxford, 23-25 February 2018


6th February 2018: Art lovers will get the chance to come face to face with some of the world's most exciting contemporary art created by leading artists on the modern art scene at this year's Oxford International Art Fair, which takes place in the city from 23rd - 25th February 2018.

Oxford's art fair, now in its fifth successful year, brings together some of the most innovative new work from established and emerging artists and galleries, gathered under the roof of one of the city's most iconic buildings.

Inside the magnificent 19th century Oxford Town Hall on St Aldate's in the heart of the city, will be an extensive collection of paintings, sculptures, illustrations, photographs, ceramics, jewellery and much more, presented for sale and simply to admire by the artists themselves.

Novice and seasoned art lovers alike will be able to peruse the collections, talk to the artists who created them, pick out a piece to buy or even have one specially commissioned for a home or office wall. Or they can just wander through the three halls taking in the rich collection of artwork on display.

The art on show over the three day weekend event, which is free to attend, will have travelled from over 26 countries around the world, as well as there being a sizeable collection from closer to home presented by UK based artists and galleries.

"This bustling art fair gives art collectors and enthusiasts a great opportunity to get their hands on art, buying directly from the artist who has travelled all the way to Oxford to show and sell their unique pieces," says art fair organiser Joëlle Dinnage, who hosts and curates the annual event along with her business partner Natal Vallvé from The Global Art Agency.

"We've carefully selected the artists and galleries showing their work, so that only the most innovative and thought-provoking contemporary art is shown at the fair, added exclusive events like the VIP sneak preview on the opening night and the chance to vote for the best work on show, adding up to a really special experience for the visitor and indeed the exhibitor," she says.

Some of many highlights from this year's art fair include work from the following artists:

· Taiwan based artist and lifestyle blogger Han-Sheng Huang (www.hshuang.co)
· One of the UK's leading portrait artists James Earley (www.jamesearleyartist.com)
· Bulgarian artist Radi Nedelchev, best known as a painter of naïve art (www.radinedelchevart.com)
· Oxford watercolour abstract artist Jenny Bowden (http://jennybowdenart.com)
· Painter Edward Ofosu who lives and works in London (www.edwardofosu.com)

"With the beautiful town hall making up the backdrop to the event, it really is a fantastic chance to witness some of the most impressive art close up, meet the artists behind it and enjoy a truly inspirational day out," she adds.

The fifth Oxford International Art Fair takes place from 6pm to 9pm on Friday 23rd February and from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February 2018 at Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1BX. Tickets are free and can be reserved in advance by going to www.oxfordinternationalartfair.com.

Tickets for the exclusive art fair preview, which takes place from 6pm to 9pm on Friday 23rd February and cost £10 to include a glass of champagne and live music, are available in advance from www.oxfordinternationalartfair.com/tickets/



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George Tice at 80 A Retrospective

On Saturday, February 24th, Afterimage Gallery will began a major retrospective of the internationally known photographer George Tice, with an opening celebration from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Titled George Tice at 80, the show will feature 30 prints, dating from a 1959 image obtained at the time by Edward Steichen, for the photographic collection of The Museum of Modern Art.

Mr. Tice was born in New Jersey in 1938 and still lives there. His work is in over 100 museum collections, and his museum exhibits began in 1972 with a one-person show at The Metropolitan Museum. Over the years he has authored more than 20 books and been awarded fellowships from both the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Although his subject matter is quite varied, he is best known for his work in urban areas, particularly his native New Jersey. Using a large format view camera for ultimate quality, similar to Ansel Adams, he calls this pursuit his "urban landscape" work. He is also recognized for the work he has done among Pennsylvania's Amish community.

Tice has been making photographs for over 60 years, and Afterimage Gallery has carried his work for over 40 years. Afterimage Gallery is one of the oldest art galleries devoted to photography in the world, established in 1971.

The entire show can be found online at www.afterimagegallery.com/Ticeat80.htm. The exhibit ends May 5. The Wikipedia entry for Tice is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_A._Tice, with a lot more details of his career.


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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Turner House - 2018 Spring Salon Series Oak Cliff

Turner House - 2018 Spring Salon Series

Thursday March 8
Doors Open: 7:00 Program: 7:30

"At the Forefront" Jerry Bywaters: No Backwater Man

John Lunsford will present the life and work of Jerry Bywaters.
Bywaters (1906-1989) was born in Paris, Texas and an American artist, university
professor, museum director, historian and art critic instrumental in the
development of the regional art of Texas and the Southwest.
Lunsford will bring two original Bywaters lithographs for an evening
overflowing with biographical information and personal anecdotes.

John Lunsford is an Oak Cliff native. He is the former director of the SMU Meadows Museum and the first Senior Curator at the Dallas Museum of Art (formerly the DMFA) where he worked for 28 years.

Picture Credit: The Jerry Bywaters Collection on Art of the Southwest, Bywaters Special Collections, SMU.


Event Sponsor: Tom Marshall
Catering: Justo Blanco

Visit our our website

www.turnerhouse.org


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Location:Dallas

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

ART214 art submissions deadline this Saturday

Presented at the Bath House Cultural Center, Latino Cultural Center, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, and South Dallas Cultural Center, as part of Dallas Arts Month.

Entries Deadline:

Saturday, February 10, 2018

(11:59 PM - Mountain Time Zone)



Four cultural centers of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) will host a multi-venue juried exhibition to showcase the works of artists who live in Dallas and the greater North Texas region from late March to early June.



Through this exhibition the OCA hopes to discover and develop relationships with new artists, provide opportunities for artists to exhibit their work for the first time ever or for the first time in one of our cultural centers, and cross pollinate artists who have previously exhibited at one cultural center by exhibiting their work at a different center. Another goal of this collaborative project is that this exhibition will draw in new audiences who have never been to (or even heard of) our Cultural Centers and to cross pollinate audiences who frequent a specific center but have never experienced the others.


To view and download an exhibition prospectus, visit
www.bathhousemedia.com/art214


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Location:Dallas

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

CADD FUND 2018 will be held Sunday, JUNE 10

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas will again celebrate creativity and community with a Sunday Soup Supper on June 10th at 3015 at Trinity Groves. CADD FUNd 2018 will be a fun, fast-paced evening of sharing innovative ideas about potential artistic projects. CADD FUNd 2018 will make possible a high-impact idea that needs the support of the DFW arts community.

The idea for the annual CADD FUNd was inspired by similar events throughout the United States such as Feast in Brooklyn, Incubate in Chicago and Spread in Santa Fe. Over the past several years, numerous organizations have taken the basic premise of a Sunday soup dinner - collect creative proposals, invite the public to pay, eat, and listen, and then democratically vote for a winner - and adapted it to their own local purposes.

This year's CADD FUNd will be awarded to a current or previous B.A, B.F.A., M.A. or M.F.A. graduate or candidate from an institution within 100 miles of Dallas. Six finalists will be selected from all of the applicants by three esteemed jurors; Amy Lewis Hofland, Director of the Crow Collection of Asian Art; Maggie Adler, Associate Curator of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art; and Phillip Collins, Curator, Scholar, and former Chief Curator at the African American Museum in Dallas.

During the event on June 10th, the finalists will present short proposals for original and yet-to-be-realized new projects. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and then the audience participants will vote for their favorite project. Last year’s winner, Spencer Evans, will also give a short presentation during the event. After a short recess to tally the votes, the winner of CADD FUNd 2018 will be announced!

The CADD FUNd is $2500 - $7500 + and beyond. Funds are raised by ticket sales and will go to the winner chosen by the audience.

Tickets are $40 per person and will go on sale in April.

Tickets will not be available at the door. In an effort to make CADD FUNd 2018 as accessible as possible for the students and artists, $10 of each ticket sold will be applied to jurors’ fees and administrative costs in lieu of charging application fees.

While CADD FUNd is about raising much-needed cash, we hope that it will also be a forum to discuss the many other needs and resources that help make projects happen.

For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities contact:

Cohndrennan@gmail.com

www.caddallas.net

CADD FUND 2018 SPONSORS

3015 Trinity Groves
Art+Culture Texas
Brooklyn Brewery
Empire Baking Company
Steven L. Green Esq.
Judy Vetter
Kessler Collins P.C.
Pogo’s Wine & Spirits


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Location:Dallas

Monday, January 29, 2018

AUSTIN CULTURAL ARTS DIVISION AND SXSW ANNOUNCE UNESCO MEDIA ARTS EXHIBITION

Partnership to support Austin’s UNESCO Media Arts Designation and
SXSW’s inaugural Cities Summit Program

AUSTIN, TX— January 29, 2018—The City of Austin Cultural Arts Division and SXSW announce the UNESCO Media Arts Showcase at SXSW. Hosted March 12-13, as an official part of SXSW’s art program and its new Cities Summit, the showcase comprises a mini-exhibition of media art installations and a companion panel discussion highlighting the global initiatives of the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Creative Cities Network. The mission of the Cities Summit to “..foster collaboration between civic leaders and creative urbanists of all disciplines to learn, strategize, and form coalitions to transform the cities of tomorrow” aligns with the goals of Austin’s UNESCO designation, creating a natural partnership and perfect synergy for the City and SXSW.

“Austin, the only U.S. city with a UNESCO Media Arts designation, is globally celebrated for its innovative and collaborative community bridging the fields of art and technology,” said Cultural Arts Division manager Meghan Wells. “For years, SXSW has showcased the talent and innovation of interactive, music, and film industries and has served as an international hub for creative exchange. We are pleased to partner with them to spotlight Austin’s media arts initiatives through the lens of the esteemed UNESCO Creative Cities Network.”

“The Cities Summit at SXSW explores the future of cities by celebrating their creativity, culture, and technology,” adds Julie Yost, SXSW Conference Programmer for Design and Cities Summit. “There is no better city to host such a media arts exhibition than Austin, our city whose leadership in the arts, innovation and forward-thinking policies is an inspiration around the world. We’re thrilled to collaborate with the Cultural Arts Division and showcase local new media artists to the international audience of SXSW.”

Exhibition
The UNESCO Media Arts Showcase at SXSW, hosted at the Four Seasons Austin on March 12-13, will feature installations by local artists or artist teams whose work explores the intersection of art and technology:

· Modeled after Edison’s Kinetoscope, Forgotten Landscapes by James Hughes and Ha Na Lee connects viewers to the last known locations of missing persons via interactive, 360-degree virtual reality videos featuring Austin landscapes.

· Gathering, by Lisa Woods, is an interactive installation that invites participants to use their hands as a canvas for storytelling. The work explores group portraiture and participatory art, and celebrates how technology can help tell stories in new ways.

· Yuliya Lanina's Herstory, a motion-activated sculpture featuring a miniaturized and distorted replica of the artist, embodies humor, compassion, and silent sorrow— an examination of the human condition. An accompanying fiddler bunny in a golden dress plays original music by Yevgeniy Sharlat.

· Luke Savinsky’s Passage (Variation) conjures cinematic memory and perceptual illusion via a three dimensional, virtual passageway made of flickering multi-layered white light, emanating from multiple vintage 16mm projectors.

· Visitors to the Media Arts Showcase will also have an opportunity to discover two cutting-edge art installations on view in Austin: Wander, recently launched by artists Chris Gannon, Chadwick Wood and Brockett Davidson, is an interactive, choose-your-own adventure installation featuring a sculptural beacon and mobile-optimized web app that takes visitors throughout downtown Austin. Jonathan Chomko and Matthew Rosier’s Shadowing a public art installation that utilizes city streetlights to capture and project shadows of passersby, will be on view in select locations around the city during the SXSW festival.

Panel Discussion
In tandem with the exhibition, a panel discussion be held March 12 at 2PM at the Four Seasons. The session will explore the role of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and the individual and joint initiatives of its members to promote creativity and cultural industries, strengthen participation in cultural life, and assure the integration of culture into urban development plans.

Participating panelists will include:

· Meghan Wells, Manager, Austin Cultural Arts Division (UNESCO City of Media Arts- Austin)

· Patrick Bartos, CEO, Creative Region, Linz & Upper Austria (UNESCO City of Media Arts-Linz)

· Kevin Reilly, Creative Software and Hardware Engineer, Founding Partner of the new media arts vûrv collective; With vûrv collective, Reilly represented Austin at the 2017 Gwangju Cultural Foundation Meeting and Artist Exchange Exhibition

The Media Arts Exhibition and accompanying panel are part of SXSW convergence programming and will be open to Music, Film, Interactive and Platinum badge holders of SXSW Conference and festivals.

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About the 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. More at austincreates.com.

About SXSW
SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. More at SXSW.com.

About the UNESCO Creative Cities Network
The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. The 180 cities which currently make up this network work together towards a common objective: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their development plans at the local level and cooperating actively at the international level.




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Location:Austin

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Austin Cultural Arts Division Presents "Shadowing," a Public Art Installation Utilizing City Streetlights

The City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, part of the Economic Development Department, presents Shadowing, a public art installation that utilizes city streetlights to capture and project shadows of passersby. Supported in part by an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the installation will catalyze communal interaction and play, and create connections – person to person and person to city. Integrating art and technology, Shadowing underscores Austin’s reputation as a hub for innovation. Launching February 5, the installation will run for six weeks, through the close of the SXSW Festival on March 18.

“As the only U.S. city with a UNESCO Media Arts designation, Austin is a perfect fit for this unique project,” remarked Meghan Wells, Manager of the Cultural Arts Division. “Shadowing embodies our City’s love of quirky and unexpected experiences, and reflects our commitment to fostering innovation.”

Created by artists Jonathan Chomko and Matthew Rosier, Shadowing gives memory to city street lights, enabling them to record and play back the shadows of those who pass underneath them. As the sun sets, and street lights come on, traces of those who have passed below will be captured and projected on the pavement. As one walks under the lights, the shadow of a previous visitor will walk, hop, or dance beside them, and then their own movements will be captured and displayed to the next passerby.

Shadowing street lights will be positioned throughout downtown Austin at: South Congress Avenue, West Monroe Street, Rosewood Avenue, Navasota Street and East 11th Street. A map with detailed locations may be viewed here.
The project is part of Playable City Austin. Developed by UK-based Watershed, the Playable City framework encourages citizens to think differently about their city (and how to solve its issues) by generating social dialogue and shared experiences through creative play.

the National Endowment for the Arts.

Image: Shadowing by Farrows Creative © Watershed


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.

Watershed
Watershed (Bristol, UK) is a social enterprise and creator of the Playable Cities concept. They develop cultural engagement, imagination, and talent, in the belief that the route to better futures is open, disruptive and co-produced. As the leading film culture and digital media center in the UK, the group advances education, skills, appreciation and understanding of the arts with a particular focus on film, media and digital technologies.

National Endowment for the Arts
Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.







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Location:Austin

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

apexart International Open Call | February 1 - March 1


From February 1 - March 1, 2018 apexart is accepting proposals for its International Open Call for exhibitions. Three winning proposals will be presented as part of apexart’s 2018-19 exhibition season, and can take place anywhere in the world, except for New York City. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level or location, are invited to submit proposals online.

• The Submission Process
Proposals should describe focused, idea-driven, original group exhibitions. No biographical information, CVs, links, or images may be included within the application - just describe the exhibition you want to create and why. Submissions cannot exceed 500 words and must be submitted in English, and submitters must have visited the proposed exhibition location previously. This year’s submission form also requires the listing of three potential artists, though this list will not be reviewed by the jury. Proposals are judged only by their content 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. Rather than convene a small panel to review hundreds of ideas, apexart’s crowd-sourced voting system allows many jurors to individually review a subset of proposals. Submissions are made anonymous and randomized for juror review, and apexart does not influence the results of the jury. The organizers of the three highest-ranked proposals each receive an honorarium and funding for the selected exhibition proposal, and work closely with the apexart team to turn their idea into an apexart exhibition.

To submit an exhibition proposal, visit apexart.org/opencalls.php by March 1, 2018.


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