The Texas Artists Coalition is a membership program designed to offer benefits for artists in the North Texas community. These benefits range from an annual juried exhibition to peer reviews to workshops, plus much more. The mission of the TAC is to support the career development of artists, whether they are emerging or established, amateur or professional. Programs of the TAC are supported by the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Thursday, June 20, 2013; 6 – 9PM: Painting with Encaustic Wax: the basics and beyond! with Bonny Leibowitz of the Encaustic Center.
The TAC is pleased to offer this hands-on super-charged Encaustic Workshop to all artists at the FWCAC, 1300 Gendy St. Explore a variety of techniques including how to build layers, fuse, texture, work with grids, stencils, embed objects, incise, transfer, collage, monotype and much more! You'll come away with a working knowledge on how to melt and mix wax medium, a bit about the history of wax painting, a working knowledge of supplies, and enough time to create some wonderful small works! All supplies included. $100. Contact Elaine Taylor or Rachel Ireland at 817.298.3021 or 817.298.3024 or email@example.com or Rachel@artscouncilfw.org for more information and to sign up.
Next Life Drawing Session: Tuesday, May 21; 9AM - 12PM. Park in the circle drive and come in to get parking pass and instructions for the daytime session; park in Montgomery lot for evening.
If you want a night-time session or just any other session during the month - get five people to agree to come and we will arrange a model.
Sessions are $50 for 5 sessions (or $15 per session) for TAC members /$75 for 5 sessions (or $20 per session) for the public.
Model provided. Artists need to bring all supplies - we now have easels, thanks to TCU. No instruction is given. We now REQUIRE that you sign up for the TAC life drawing class, preferably a week ahead of time so that we aren't paying a model to sit for no one. Please call or email Elaine Taylor at 817.298.3021 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and reserve your space in the class.
Artist Mentoring Program
If you would like to participate in the TAC Mentoring Program, please email Elaine Taylor, email@example.com, with the name of the artist you would like to mentor you, along with one or two sentences explaining why you chose that artist to be your mentor. You must be a TAC member to participate. See the guidelines. Once you contact us, we will connect you to the mentor of your choice.
Mentors:Marshall Harris was born and raised in Texas, received his BFA from Texas Christian University and Master of Fine Art Degree in sculpture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia PA. He is an Adjunct Professor with the TCU art department. He creates elaborate life sized drawings using graphite on Mylar as well as large sculptural installations and assemblies using found objects, lighting, motors, sound and video. Marshall was awarded The Hunting Prize in 2013. http://www.marshallharrisstudios.com/
Billy Hassell is a painter based in Fort Worth, Texas. He holds a MFA in painting from the University of Massachusetts, and a BFA from the University of Notre Dame. He has an extensive national exhibition record spanning over 30 years. His paintings are in numerous public collections including the Modern Museum of Fort Worth, The Dallas Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas. He is currently showing at the Grace Museum in Abilene, TX in a solo exhibition, Wild Things. http://www.billyhassell.com/
Etty Horowitz is a sculptor based in the Fort Worth area. She holds a MFA in Sculpture from Texas Christian University, as well as a Bachelor of Architecture from the Isreal Institute of Technology. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and has been commissioned both nationally and internationally. She has also served as a juror for several venues. http://ettyhorowitz.com/
Lorrie McClanahan is a painter and photographer based in Fort Worth, Texas. She holds an MFA in Studio Art from Texas Christian University, and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas. For seventeen years she painted murals and portraits in the North Texas region. Both her fine art and commercial work are in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad. http://lorriemcclanahan.com/home.html
Mary Morgan is currently an adjunct professor of Painting and Fine Art Survey at Dallas Baptist University. She holds a MA Degree in Painting from Texas Women's University with a minor in Art History. Morgan has exhibited with a number of local organizations in the Dallas area.
Stormie Parker has been in love with clay for most of her days. She attended Northern Arizona University, which has one of the best ceramic colleges in the United States. For most of her career Stormie has been a functional potter, throwing vessels on the wheel, but in the last ten years, has expanded to doing more sculptural pieces and exploring alternative firing to create unique surfaces. She has participated in a number of Exhibits, competitions, and sales in both the US and Europe, and has taught both adult and children’s classes for many years now. http://windstormpottery.net/index.html
Let us know if you are interested in participating in any of these programs. Email Elaine Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817.298.3021
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The TAC is looking for workshop presenters. If you would like to offer a workshop or class through the TAC, please put together a proposal and present it to Elaine Taylor, including your facility and equipment needs, time involved, materials, cost to students, etc.
TAC member Floyd Gentry passed away recently. He will be missed.
Printmaking and Encaustic Workshops with Junanne PeckJunanne Peck is an interdisciplinary artist, with printmaking as her primary art form. She is a seasoned educator and Teaching Artist in the DFW area. Junanne Peck is a TXO Artist (Texas original Artist) selected by the Texas Commission on The Arts. Her works are featured in solo and invitational exhibits. Visit Junanne at: http://junannepeck.com All materials provided by the instructor:Workshop Schedule for 2013 on Saturdays 1 -4pm April 27 - Encaustic May 25 - Printmaking Workshop Fee: $60.00 + $5.00 supply fee Register by email (email@example.com) or 214-336-8526Workshop location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75061 Send Workshop Fee to: Junanne Peck, 5620 Blueridge Dr. Fort Worth, TX 7611
Class offerings with painter Carol Ivey:
Friday Morning Painting Class at Lancaster Lofts - small class open to all levels, individualized instruction.
Life Drawing at Lancaster Lofts - details to be announced. Contact Carol for info. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Ekstrom Studio Classes Classes focus on painting, drawing and monoprint. There are Conrad presses in the studio and individuals are welcome to join us in the studio to print. Artists with individual projects are also welcome. Classes are on Tues. 10-1&6-10pm, Thurs.1-4 & 6-10 and Saturday, 2-6pm. Phone or text at 817-319-4740, or email at email@example.com for prices and more information. The studio is located near TCU, at 3200 Greene Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76109.
Location: Bedford Boys Ranch Arts Building 2819 R.D.Hurt Pkwy Bedford, TX 76021 Phone:817-689-7095Arlene Taylor teaches pottery at the Bedford Boys Ranch Park in Bedford, TX. She currently teaches day and evening classes for adults and will be offering a 6 week Teen class, including hand building and wheel techniques.
Beginning and Intermediate Oil/Acrylic Painting Classes
Irma Ward is offering Oil and Acrylic Painting classes for the beginning and intermediate student at her new Arlington studio. Four 3-hour sessions cost $85. Three classes are offered every Wednesday 9am-Noon, 12:30pm-3:30pm, and 6pm-9pm. Contact Irma at 817-874-3032, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Encaustic Center
Artemis Fine Art Services has shipping shuttles - if you need artwork shipped anywhere in the country. Click for their website.
VET takes care of business on the weekend with her artist info workshops. These workshops cover what you should do and know, if you want to become or expand your career as a freelance artist. Learn the basics of goal setting, self promotion, work for hire, pricing, client development, presentations, marketing, networking, training and more. VET has been a freelance artist for over 25 years and will share simple techniques that will assist you in growing your business while staying true to your creative spirit.
Open Studio Lab/Consulting, Sundays, Noon-5p by appointment. 214-839-7689
See web for complete list of up-coming events: http://www.foundobjects.50megs.com/
Book for Artists For Sale:
Katharine T. Carter & Associates and Running Hare Press announce the publication of Accelerating on the Curves: The Artist's Roadmap to Success. This definitive guide to self-marketing and career advancement for artists is the culmination of 25 years experience guiding countless artists toward successful professional outcomes. TAC members receive a 10% discount and include shipping if they pay by personal check in the amount of $85.50 with the name Texas Artists Coalition in the lower left. The book can also be purchased by credit card on the website or Amazon.com. Additional information and the text of the introduction to Accelerating on the Curves can be found at www.ktcassoc.com/roadmap. Accelerating on the Curves can be purchased online with a credit card, or by mail with check or money order. Individual, institutional, or press inquiries can be addressed to:
Katharine T. Carter & Associates, PO Box 609, Kinderhook, NY 12106, (518) 758-8130
Pete Berry (lady) of Arkansas has a very large trunk of oak that is available for sculptors. There is equipment available to help load it, but you will need a flatbed trailer or large transport. Call her at 479.234.6214 for more information.
8th Annual TAC Juried Membership ExhibitVAGF’s ARTrageous entries May 25 Mark your calendars for the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco’s Juried Summer Show: ARTrageous! Crazy! Cool! The exhibit will officially open on June 3rd and run through June 30th at the Frisco Discovery Center. AWARDS: One $500 award for Best in Show will be given at 8:00 pm during the Artist Reception on June 8, 2013, 7:00-9:00 pm.The show is open to all local artists, all media accepted. Artists may submit two entries completed within the last two years. There is a $10 entry fee per entry for VAGF members, $15 entry fee per entry for non-members. Maximum size for entries is 60″ in any direction. All work must reflect an aspect of the theme, must be original, and must be completely prepared to hang (with taut wire 1/4 the way down to accommodate the Center’s hanging system).Photos of entries must be emailed to the Exhibit Coordinator by May 25 (include medium, title, dimensions and price for work). You will receive a confirmation by May 30 stating which pieces have been accepted. Take-in will be Sunday, June 2, from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Frisco Discovery Center. No late entries will be accepted; if you are unable to submit your work on June 2, arrange to submit your work early through the Exhibit Coordinator at email@example.com or call 860-997-0411. Pick-up will be Sunday, June 30, 1:00-3:00 pm. Work not picked up will be charged a $5 per day storage fee paid to Frisco Arts. SALES: 30%.
Deadline: June 15, 2013
Members of the Texas Artists Coalition are invited to submit up to three works to the 8th Annual TAC Juried Membership Exhibit. Exhibit will be August 9-29, 2013 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Free to members; non-members may join in order to enter. Juror is Kenneth Craighead of Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas. Prospectus For a complete list of local and national Artist Opportunities, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For a complete prospectus contact the Exhibit Coordinator at email@example.com Prospectus
DeSoto Art League Art Show entries due May 29. The 2013 Annual DeSoto Art League Art Show is fast approaching. Click here to see, read and print your very own prospectus for the show: “PROSPECTUS”The DeSoto Art League will host its 2013 Annual Art Show open to all interested artists. The show will be exhibited in the atrium of the DeSoto City Center from MAY 31, 2013 through August 1, 2013.June 7, 2013 Artist’s Reception and Show AwardsTo qualify: Present qualified artwork and entry fee on May 29, 2013. Members pay $5.00 per entry; non-members pay $10.00 per entry and Students (High School Seniors and under) pay $2.00. Membership may be paid at time of show registration. Art must be acceptable for family viewing (no nudes or sexually explicit work).Juror is Cecy Turner.
Art work may be any medium, but must be categorized as follows: Oil&Acrylic, Water Media, Dry Media (pastel, graphite, pencil, etc.) Mixed Media, 3- Dimensional, Photography/Digital and STUDENT. For more information see the DAL website: http://www.desotoartleague.com/
SWS Annual Members Show deadline June 3 DEADLINE JUNE, 3 2013
Southwestern Watercolor Society Annual Members Exhibition. Celebrating our 50th year since 1963. Dallas, Texas, September 9, to October, 18, 2013 at PFamily Arts. Entry deadline Monday, June 3, 2013. Juror: Jean Grastorf. Artists may join and enter at the same time with online or CD submission. Submissions must be original two-dimensional art in watercolor or acrylic on paper or yupo. Prospectus available at: swswatercolor.org for technical and cost information.Exhibition ScheduleMonday, June 3—Midnight deadline for entry of mailed CD’s and online entriesSunday, June 9—Preview party at Royal Lane Baptist Church, Dallas, 2:00pm to 4:00pmMonday, July 1—Acceptance notificationFriday, September 6—Deadline for shipped artSaturday, September 7—Hand delivered art due 10:30am to 1:30pm, PFamily ArtsMonday, September 9—Exhibit OpensSaturday, September 21—Awards reception, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, PFamily ArtsFriday, October 18—Exhibit closesSaturday, October 19—Pick up hand delivered art, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Monday, October 21—Shipped art returned
2013 VAST Member Show Intake June 14 & 15 2013 VAST Member’s ExhibitionArt to be Received June 14 & 15This year’s juror for the VAST Member’s Exhibition is Michelle Hays, Art Department Chair of the Texas Women’s University.Here is the timeline for the show:June 14, 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Take-in (Actual work received for jury)June 15, 10:00 am – noon: Take-inJune 17, am: Jurying and judgingJune 17, afternoon: PhotographyJune 21, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Return of un-accepted workJune 22, 10:00 am – noon Return of unaccepted workJune 29, 5:00 – 7:00: ReceptionAug. 2, 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Return of workAug. 3, 10 am – noon: Return of work
Prospectus is expected to be available at the VAST April meeting. Exhibit will be in Denton. More information at http://VASTarts.org or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Visual-Arts-Society-of-Texas/155238136675
2nd Bi-annual Best of Texas Clay June 30 Deadline
This call is open to all Texas ceramic artists and includes wheel-thrown, hand built or sculpture; must be original and over 50% clay. Over $1500 in awards. Exhibition: September 6 – 28, 2013, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
GUIDELINES FOR ENTRY
• Artists must be Texas residents
• Artists may submit up to 3 entries total.
• Entry fee payable to Texas Pottery & Sculpture
Guild through on line application.
• TPSG members entry fee: $35
• Non-Member entry fee: $45
• Entries will be judged anonymously
Jurors: Elaine Taylor, Pat Conner & Judy Shelton.
Apply online: http://www.tpsg.biz/pages/botc.htm
Inquires: Best of Texas Clay, c/o Texas Pottery & Sculpture Guild, 6344 Hart St, Fort Worth, TX 76112, Phone: Stormie Parker 817.915.6724, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Improvised Silence is an improvised music event that Terry Horn’s ensemble hosts at The Cellar in Fort Worth on the last Sunday of every month at 8pm. The ensemble is a 100% experimental improvising ensemble. Everything is made up on the spot. All are welcome to come participate. Check it out! http://theowlandtheoctopus.blogspot.com/
Art in Keller, Texas Artists who are interested in showing in Keller may contact Brenda Wyatt, Chairperson for the City of Keller Public Arts Program (KPAP). Her phone number is 817-427-4995 and email is brenWyatt@aol.com. Persons would also be welcome to send their information to: KPAP c/o City of Keller; P.O. Box 770; Keller, TX 76248 – Attention Libby Gergely. Ms. Wyatt will contact any and all artists to meet with them.
Lucky Strike Lanes FINE ART SUBMISSION SPECIFICATIONS*
• Must sign and submit the Artist Release form (page 2)• Supply 15-25 JPG or TIFF files of your work on a CD or email a .sit or .zip file containing art via yousendit.com (or similar service) to: email@example.com• Resolution must be 300 DPI or larger • Digital files must be at least 5” in height VIDEO SUBMISSION SPECIFICATIONS*• Must sign and submit the Artist Release form (page 2)• Videos will be played without sound & should be a maximum of 1 minute in length• Email link where videos can be viewed to: firstname.lastname@example.org• If you are selected, file specifications will be provided when you are notified, resolution for final display is: 1280x720 (for HD) / 720x480 (for SD) Work is projected on 6-9 screens that are approximately 12’w x 6’h (between 72 sq. feet – 108 sq. feet). All artwork submitted will be reviewed for appropriate style and content. Submission of artwork does not guarantee that it will be shown.
Please, no phone calls. We will contact you via email if you are selected for our electronic art gallery. email: Art@bowlluckystrike.com fax: 818.933.3751mailing address: ATTN: Art Submissions Lucky Strike Entertainment 15260 Ventura Blvd. Suite 1110
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403For more information and entry form:
Art Studios on Race Street
2814 Race Street 76111 Studio Spaces for lease
6 spaces, $150/mo; min 6 mo lease
Common area available for workshop or class by leasing artists
Contact Lori Thomson 817.296.8508 or Kelli Belindo 682.553.3523
Lancaster Lofts, Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth Artist's Studios available. Contact Charles Coldeway: email@example.com, 817-360-0916
If you haven't registered with Fort Worth Public Art - you should. Every member of the TAC should be in the FWPA Artist Registry. There are a ton of possibilities to create art that will be in your community for a very long time. Get busy, and get it done! No chickens allowed - be brave!
http://www.arthash.com/ We provide exposure for artists of all types. Currently we are seeking applicants for interview to be featured on our site.
Artist Submission Form
Firehouse Art Gallery
4147 Meadowbrook DrFort Worth, TX 76103www.firehousegalleryfw.com
The Firehouse Art Gallery is a small gallery in Meadowbrook’s historical east side of Fort Worth. Since 2003, The Firehouse has and continues to support local artists. The gallery welcomes submissions from new and experienced artists.Currently seeking artists to show at the gallery for Jul, Oct, Nov 2011 and 2012. ARTIST INFORMATION Name._________________________________________________ Phone email website______________________________________ Date___________________________________________________
Do not submit original artwork. Please provide between 10 and 20 images of your artwork in digital format, or photos. • Digital images are preferred, and may be either emailed or provided on CD.Files must be in jpeg format with a resolution of greater than 300 dpi, and the name of the file must match the artwork. • Photos must be at least 5 x 7 inches. • Images will only be returned if you provide a self-addressed stamped (not metered) envelope. You may also arrange to pick up your material from the gallery directly.• Resume, C.V. or bio and any relevant press material. artist’s statement.
The Firehouse Gallery reserves the right to dispose of unclaimed and unsolicited materials, and will not accept responsibility for incorrect addressing or postage of any material.After reviewing submission form and accompanying images, gallery may request a studio visit or the provision of original artwork before making its determination. Send Submission to Gallery director Keith Thomson firstname.lastname@example.org
Arlington Museum of Art has started a gallery rental program for artists in the North Texas area. For more information call Nancy Tice at (817) 992-9493 or check out their website at:
Res Artis is a website of worldwide residency opportunities
Daniel Blagg's painting, The Studio Door, has been acquired by the Modern of Fort Worth.
Rick Sales and Elaine Taylor's designs were two of those chosen to adorn t-shirts and other custom printed items to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the FWCAC.
Larry Gentry was selected to be in the Texas National 2013 Art Competition and Exhibition.
Omar Hernandez is showing in Super Exitos de Oak Cliff at the Kessler Theatre through April 27.
Allie Regan, Patricia Murphy, Debbie Mattison, Nancy Lamb, Carol Ivey and Pat Gabriel are semi-finalists in The Hunting Prize.