Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dust in the Carpet in the Corner of the Room Cory and Jennifer Enderby

From Texas to New York, "Dust in the Carpet in the Corner of the Room" was written and recorded over the course of two years. Husband and wife, Cory and Jennifer Enderby are singer songwriters in an Indie band called "2ones" They travel to homeless shelters throughout the United Stated playing music and painting with the homeless.
you can listen to more of their tunes on the link below at

2ones Music, Lyrics, Songs, and Videos by 2ones at ReverbNation.

Daniel Dove, Peter Rostovsky, Charlotta Westergren, and Paul Winstanley, moderated by Colin Gardner at Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

Friday, October 22, 6 pm
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace, 653 Paseo Nuevo

smART Salons: In conversation with Daniel Dove, Peter Rostovsky, Charlotta Westergren, and Paul Winstanley, moderated by Colin Gardner
In May 2010, New York Times art critic Roberta Smith re-affirmed, "Few modern myths about art have been as persistent or as annoying as the so-called death of painting." With this reputation, painters continue to grapple with their roles in the context of contemporary artistic practice.  This Fall, Santa Barbara embraces the medium of painting, featuring four prominent painters in exhibition venues around town.  Daniel Dove is the subject of a one person exhibition, Daniel Dove, at Atkinson Gallery at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC), November 5 - December 10; Peter Rostovsky's and Paul Winstanley's work will be on view in Parallax, October 23 - December 19 at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF); and Charlotta Westergren will be exhibiting new work in Run to Ground, in CAF's Bloom Project gallery, October 23 - December 19. Join Dove, Rostovsky, Westergren, and Winstanley, with moderator Colin Gardner to discuss painting in the 21st century.
CAF presents this discussion in collaboration with the Atkinson Gallery, SBCC, and the Departments of Art at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), and California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo (SLO). FREE

Daniel Dove lives and works in San Luis Obispo, and is an instructor at California Polytechnic University, SLO. By combining observational fidelity with obvious facture, Dove intends to utilize painting’s particular capacity for self-reflection while depicting our contemporary built environment as a site for failed dreams of endless pleasure and security. Dove received his B.F.A. from University of Texas, Austin, TX, and his M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT.

Born in Russia, Peter Rostovsky received his B.F.A. from Cornell University in 1995 and lives and works in New York City. Rostovsky's paintings reflect on the nature of representation, its meditative character and Painting’s continuing rivalry with its great and alien progeny: the photographic image.

Charlotta Westergren draws inpiration from her native Sweden, from childhood memories to local fairy tales, and is most commonly known for her oil paintings on silver lamé, installations, and whimsical sculptures. Westergren received her B.A. from Barnard College/Columbia University, New York, NY and her M.F.A. at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston, MA.

London-based Paul Winstanley has garnered widespread praise for his paintings, exploring how a photograph conciliates our experience of vision and how the painted world can transcend photography’s supposed neutrality. Winstanley was educated at Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry, UK; Cardiff College of Art, Cardiff, WAL; and the Slade School of Fine Art, London, ENG.

Colin Gardner earned his M.A. in History from St. John’s College, Cambridge and Ph.D. in Cinema Studies at UCLA before becoming Professor of Critical Theory and Integrative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he teaches in the Departments of Art, Film & Media Studies, Comparative Literature, and the History of Art and Architecture. Gardner is the current chair of the Department of Art at UCSB.

653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA  93101   |   Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace   |
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Peter Rostovsky and Paul Winstanley: Parallax The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 23, 7-9 pm
ON VIEW: October 24 – December 19, 2010

Main Gallery: Peter Rostovsky and Paul Winstanley: Parallax
The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum presents a groundbreaking exhibition featuring painters Peter Rostovsky and Paul Winstanley. This exhibition resists the structure of an ordinary solo show, instead offering a visual conversation between an established and a mid-career artist, or in other words: a parallax. Winstanley has garnered widespread praise for his paintings, exploring how a photograph conciliates our experience of vision and how the painted world can transcend photography’s supposed neutrality, while Rostovsky photographs the world around him and collects images from the Internet as material for his exactingly rendered, atmospheric paintings. The idea of parallax is a perfect description for how these artists, unified by the same common project, come upon similar obstacles, but also parallel solutions. With this new exhibition model, CAF peels back the veneer of institutional authority and allows the audience an intimate view behind the artist’s mind, studio practice, and process in creating their work.
Special thanks to: Casa Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA; Carolyn Glasoe and Chris Bailey, Ojai, CA; Candyce Eoff, Santa Barbara, CA; Jacquelyn Klein-Brown, Santa Barbara, CA; Santa Barbara Independent; Santa Barbara News-Press; Sara Meltzer, New York, NY; Wayne McCall & Associates, Santa Barbara, CA; Eileen and Alex Rasmussen, Santa Barbara, CA; Nancy and Tony Wall, Santa Barbara, CA; Tim Walsh and Mike Healey, Santa Barbara, CA; 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA; and all the generous lenders.

Bloom Projects: Charlotta Westergren, Run to Ground
Inspired by her native Sweden, Brooklyn-based artist Charlotta Westergren draws from childhood memories and fairy tales for her paintings. Most commonly known for acrylic paintings on silver lamé, installations, and whimsical sculptures, she will exhibit newly commissioned works on paper.

Special thanks to: Casa Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA; Brush & Associates, Santa Barbara, CA; Carolyn Glasoe and Chris Bailey, Ojai, CA; Santa Barbara Independent; Santa Barbara News-Press; and Wayne McCall & Associates, Santa Barbara, CA.

Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace, 653 Paseo Nuevo

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Rising Artist LuminArte Gallery Dallas Texas

Saturday October 23 we present: "Rising Denton Artist" @7pm, open to the public and no admission fee.
The exhibition/reception night will featured 14 rising artists, all connected to Denton Community.

The artist in display:

Michael Bales
•Hunting Art Prize Finalist for 2008
•1st place, the Visual Art League of Lewisville’s Annual Fresh Ideas Juried Show 2008
•1st place Visual Art League of Lewisville’s “Transitions” Juried show
•1st place, Watercolor, The Artist’s Magazine’s 2009 All-Media Online Competition
•2nd place, Plano Arts Association 40th Juried Member Show 2008
•Honorable Mention Society of Watercolor Artists 2008 Juried show
•Inclusion alongside other UNT students and faculty in the Niigata, Japan International Watercolor Show

Jennifer Leigh Jones
2009    Awarded as one of The New Dallas Nine Artist’s in D Magazine

Anna Elliot
Savannah Niles
Hilari Oller
John Finn
Carl Bajandas
Rachelle Blosser
Elizabeth Hurtado
Augustine Cordero
Jon Orbock
Rita Childress
Adam Burkett
Andrew Jonathan Giles

Christian Millet
Art Director
LuminArte Gallery

Artist Interview: Govind Sirsat

What is your name:  
Govind Sirsat

Do you have a formal art education or are you a self taught artist:  
I am a Graduate from Sir JJ School of Art, Mumbai 2007 

What is the style of your pieces:  
I paint the pictures in my mind

What is the medium in which you work: 
Mixed media, Oil, Acrylic, ink, graphite & water colour
What started you on your path as an artist: 
At the age of 6 

What is one of the most important things that art has brought to your life:  
My own identity

What is your favorite genre of art besides the one you work in:  

Do you have art showings, and if so what are they typically like:  
No. But I keep participating in competitions here and there.

Do you have a certain set of clothes you make art in: 

What has been the most frustrating part of being an artist? 
Absence of material on time due to lack of money.

What is your favorite sandwich of all time:  
Cheese Chilly Toast

Has this year brought about any changes in your work, and if so what are they: 
Yes. I'm working more, giving all my time to art. My application of paints has changed. There is a different life and lusture coming through my work. 
I have been spending all my time in the studio and that is reflecting in my work. I'm so involved with my work, that i seldom leave it (studio).  

Who is your favorite artist alive or dead:  
Damien Hurst

What is the most moving piece of artwork that you have seen in person: 
Aquasaurus, By Jitish Kallat

Do you have any animals, and what do they think of your work: 
I have a Bull in my village, who ploughs my fathers farm. He doesn't think much of anything.

Do you have any upcoming exhibitions you would like to share with us:  


Denise Jackson and Emerging Art Scene Gallery Present Composites: The Art of Rams & Rossotto Atlanta Georgia

Art Opening of "COMPOSITES" featuring 
David Rams & William Rossoto 
with special guest sculptor 
Jacqueline Mcarthy

Date: Friday, October 8th
 Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
 Location: Emerging Art Scene Gallery
 321 Nelson Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 890-0532 

Live Jazz with Grant Green Jr
  Grant is a world famous musician with multiple recordings.

Ultimat Vodka Cocktails
 Asahi Beer
Wine Tasting by the Wine Shoe 
Rams/Rossotto Montage


This below is an ART SCAM that comes via email.

Hello hope you are well,

I recently contacted you regarding our Xmas Exhibition and have not yet received your registration.

We have been inundated with requests and only have a few spaces left so if you register Today I can still offer you the discounted rate of £27 (basic regitration) +

£49 Exhibition Fee. The event will be held on the 3rd December 2010 and promises to be Huge.

All Artists must have original work, no copies or prints.

The event will be held at the Real World Gallery: 65 Hanbury St London E1 5JP

To register your place Today please go to and click REGISTER HERE.
Once you have registered please pay your discounted Exhibition Fee by selecting 'SEND MONEY' and send £49

Many Thanks


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Mexican Art in Texas TMA Fall Lecture Series II This Weekend Tyler Texas

            (TYLER, TX) September 28, 2010 – The Tyler Museum of Art will host the second installment of its Fall Lecture Series this Saturday, October 2 beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the TMA classroom. The title of the lecture is “Creating a Mexican Art Museum in Texas” and will be delivered by Sylvia Orozco, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin. During her talk, Sylvia will discuss the history of Mexican art in Texas, as well as the relevance of this type of art to this region and the challenges of bringing it here.
            “The lecture is one part of a series of events organized by the Tyler Museum of Art in celebration of Mexico’s 200th anniversary of its independence,” said Ken Tomio, TMA Head of Education. “As an artist and the Executive Director of Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, which has been designated as the ‘Official Mexican and Mexican American Fine Art Museum of Texas’ by the 78th Legislature of the State of Texas, Sylvia is one of the most qualified individuals to deliver such a talk.” Rotating artworks selected from the Dan and Laura Boeckman Collection of Mexican Folk Art are exhibited in the TMA Lobby in a permanent space and will be available for viewing by lecture participants. 
             The lecture is free for TMA Members. Admission for non-members is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Space is limited and guests are asked to reserve their space by calling the Museum at 903.595.1001.
Sylvia has been with the Mexic-Arte Museum since its inception in 1984. She received her B.F.A. in Fine Arts from The University of Texas at Austin in 1978 and completed course work for an M.F.A. in Fine Arts from the Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City in 1983. In 2007, Sylvia received the prestigious Ohtli Award from the Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior of the General Consulate of Mexico, and in 2009 was selected for the Austin Arts Hall of Fame. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Mexican American Cultural Center and on City of Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell's Community Cabinet.
            In addition to the second Fall Lecture, the TMA will offer several other events in celebration of the bicentennial anniversary including the annual Day of the Dead Art Show, featuring works by local middle school students October 30 through November 5 at the Museum. The TMA will also install an exhibition of Mexican Folk Art at the Tyler Public Library as a part of its “Art Around Every Corner” program, on view during the month of November. And finally, the Museum is collaborating with the Fort Worth Community Art Center, which will host an exhibition of photographs by George O. Jackson selected from the Museum’s permanent collection.
            The Tyler Museum of Art, accredited by the American Association of Museums, is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave., adjacent to the Tyler Junior College campus off East Fifth Street. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. (The Museum is closed Mondays and major holidays.) Lunch is available in the Museum Café from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and the TMA Gift Shop is open during Museum hours. For more information, call (903) 595-1001 or visit

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lady Gaga Alejandro Remix by Nosrati & Perj

Dallas Mokah Art Gallery Presents: Gisela-Heidi Strunk

Mokah Art Gallery presents: Gisela-Heidi Strunck

September 23 – October 23, 2010

Reception October 9, 6-10pm as part of the 2010 Fall D.E.E. P. ArtWalk

The recent sculptures of Gisela-Heidi Strunck evoke a sense of spiritual passage through merging fully saturated colors and contrasting tactile forms. The structural elements of her work are inspired by architectural and ornamental components observed from her travels to India. Repetition of identical forms and symmetrical configurations connect the work to the many cultures that have influenced her in the past.

Due to brain surgery in 2003, Gisela-Heidi Strunck lost her eyesight as well as sense of smell and taste changing her life and art substantially. With assistance from her husband, Artist Juergen Strunck, Gisela-Heidi Strunck continues to convey her love of art.
Gisela-Heidi Strunck’s work is on view at the Mokah Art Gallery September 23 through October 23 with a reception on Saturday, October 9th from 6 -10pm.

Mokah Art Gallery, an extension of Life in Deep Ellum, serves to promote culture and art in Deep Ellum and surrounding communities. At the Cultural Center, Mokah Art Gallery exhibitions feature contemporary art of local artists from the experimental, the emerging, and the established. For further information please contact Courtney Miles at


The Anderson County Arts Council annonuces the solo exhibition of abstract expressionest artist Denna Pickett-Fry

The Exhibition will run from October 2nd-30th

The Gallery

115 W. Spring Street, Palestine, Texas. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held for the public on October 2nd from 5pm -8pm At The Gallery.

The Gallery will be open from 10am-5pm Thursday through Saturday through the month.

An Interview with Jan Wurm

I suppose we all start out as self taught: we begin drawing and painting and poking around in great delight and then the interest takes over and our obsessive, all-consuming interest in art leads to all sorts of visual comparisons and analysis which only present us with endless questions. So then we find ourselves standing outside the school yard and we are 17 or 18 years old and no longer children playing but not really ripened artists so we continue with art school. And when we really, really just cannot get enough, we sign on for grad school and then find ourselves with a formal education which takes on a language all its own. This formalism has actually provided a key to visual language and served as a passport through time and cultures. I certainly value the formal education I received at U.C.L.A. and at the Royal College of Art in London. Yet, truth be told, I have a fondness for the very private art of childhood.

My work has always been figurative as it has addressed individual experience, family dynamics, and contemporary culture. With a reduced palette, color is often used symbolically. The manipulation of the figure and the gesture are at the service of the narrative. These elements lead to an abstracted figuration both emotionally charged and compositionally minimal.

For the presence of the figure, for the engagement and confrontation, the scale of life- or near-life size figures on canvas demand a size which occupies the room. Yet, I love the direct touch of the hand drawing on paper or cloth. I do mix media when drawing; however, oil paint seems to ooze out of the tube whether I am painting on canvas or drawing on paper. I love being in the layer of paint, feeling the pigment in suspension.

I came to art as a child or rather it came to me. Probably a common thread for many who drew and painted and made things from an early point in their lives would be a strong degree of social isolation or dislocation. That which served as a pivital event in my life was moving to Austria and being culturally and linguistically displaced. Art replaces the world with a parallel universe in which we have a sense of control, where we regain our voice.

We speak of art and learning to see. This vision is not just about the appearance of light, space, and form. Art has brought me awareness, it has made me visually literate and enabled me to read, to understand that which is before me. There are beauty and rhythms and harmonies and then there is also meaning spread before the eyes. The gift of seeing might well be what I treasure most.

Film projected in a dark theater has always been the most powerful and seductive medium in my experience. Unfortunately, it also demands the most endurance as well as collaborative and patient spirit. So I was never a candidate for filmmaking.

Putting work together for exhibitions is always like planning a fun party: deciding who should sit next to whom, listening to the various dialogues unfold, and then afterwards, when everyone has gone home, discovering sometimes that those paintings just did not really behave the way we had expected or that maybe we underestimated the grace of one or another.

All of my painting clothes - jeans, t-shirts, sweaters - are worn until they are stiff enough to walk away from me. Then they are called into further service as painting rags.

Quite clearly the most frustrating part of being an artist is the lack of space. Ask anyone. No one would decline an extra thousand square feet, no one would say they could give up a square inch.

I devoted a fair number of early paintings to food issues.

There were only two sandwiches: peanut butter or tuna. In six years of school cafeterias that adds up to an intimate association.

The biggest change of the year has been smaller: after a decade of New Year's resolutions to paint smaller, I actually spent the past year working on some very small canvases. Of course the irony in this undertaking has been that these tiny ten - inch paintings have two or three figures or boats and lake and forests. They also have a wonderful sense of freedom and a complete lack of preciousness.

As a teenager I worshipped at the alter of Matisse. I also loved the paintings of Vuillard and paintings and graphic work of Ensor. I felt the need to distance myself from Matisse as a freshly minted artist. But as one well seasoned, it is comforting to know that the triad of painters I looked to forty-five years ago still holds me.

There is often an early experience which is stronger than any we ever know again. For me it was entering the Accademia in Florence and seeing Michelanglo's unfinished slaves. I was nine years old and I bought postcards from which I began drawing when I returned home. That was the beginning of the self-taught stage. But of course, even in this “self-taught “ stage, I had quite a master leading the way.

Two very exciting group exhibitions have just opened on tour:

The Seduction of Duchamp at the Art Museum of Los Gatos through October 22 and Banned & Recovered ---- Artists Intervention at the Reese Bullen Gallery at Humboldt State University through November 6th

Both were curated by Hanna Regev and it has been a pleasure participating in these projects.

I have exhibitions planned for Berlin and Los Angeles in the coming months so I suppose I should have said a most cherished aspect of art has been the way it has allowed me to participate in these many communities.

Emotions of A King by Artist J. Taylor

Thursday, October 7th, 2010


Back Space Gallery: 2626 Main St. Suite B Dallas, Tx 75226

Dallas, TX - “Never Say You Didn’t Experience One’s Unique Talent”.

On October 7th, 2010 local artist J. Taylor will feature his new body of work in a public showing entitled “Emotions Of A King”. As a Fine Artist, Taylor has contributed a unique collection of work that is cutting edge and versatile. Through the use of oil, acrylic, and mixed media, he combines rich colors, deep shadows, and dynamic compositions that make each painting unique. He describes this event as an opportunity to introduce his work to the Dallas Art Scene and exhibit how one can use his or her personal experiences and emotions to create beautiful art that everyone can share.

With his keen sense of business and his artistic talent he has been able to commission his work to a diverse client base. While there seems to be a lot of focus on trying to define what art is, he created Nsyde Out, a creative group that focuses on the reality that art reveals. This is an event you won't want to miss!

“Never Say You Didn’t Experience Ones Unique Talent Talent”

Live DJ Cocktails provided Open to the public

For more information contact J. Taylor at or 972.264.5204



Winning artist will be introduced as artist’s work is on public display in Dallas Arts District for one year

WHAT:            The Catholic Foundation will announce the winner of the 5th Annual Catholic Foundation Plaza Artists Competition and unveil new larger-than-life artwork on the outdoor art wall during a dedication ceremony in the Dallas Arts District on Oct. 7. 

The winning artist receives a $2,500 stipend, and the winning work will be displayed on a 28’ by 9’8” wall in The Catholic Foundation Plaza for approximately one year. 

Professional artists living in the North Texas area were invited to submit proposal designs for consideration to be transferred to a vinyl-type surface which will be installed on the art wall.  The artist and artwork are selected by a panel of highly respected members of the local arts community. 

The Catholic Foundation Plaza, dedicated in October 2006, was a gift from The Catholic Foundation to the Dallas community to commemorate the Foundation’s 50th anniversary.  In addition to the art wall, the 3,900-square-foot public space is an oasis for Dallas citizens and visitors to enjoy.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information please visit

WHO:              *Winning artist
*Veletta Lill, Executive Director of the Dallas Arts District
*Rev. Eduardo Gonzales, Rector of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe
                        *Ed Schaffler, President, The Catholic Foundation
                        *Tom Merkel, Vice Chair of The Catholic Foundation Board of Trustees
                        *Artists competition participants and judges

WHEN:            Thursday, October 7, 2010
                        5:00 p.m.

WHERE:         The Catholic Foundation Plaza
Outdoor plaza located at the corner of Flora and Crockett across from the Meyerson
Dallas Arts District
Dallas, Texas

CONTACT:     Lauren Dugger and Samantha Garcia, Sunwest Communications, 214/373-1601
Day of event:  214/693-1177 or 956/645-7809

Well Versed at the TractorBeam Gallery Dallas

TractorBeam Gallery in collaboration with FGIIIArt invite you to…

Featuring new works by…

An exhibition incorporating works in oil, acrylic, encaustic, film, photography and 3dimensional sculpture.
DJ + Cocktails
October 8th, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Open to the public

For more information contact, Frankie Garcia III at 469.774.8936

Roots and Patterns by Bonny Leibowitz
The Female Pop Artist by Mikki Mallow
The Blume by Nic Noblique

Scott Dykema at Eclectic Expressions Dallas

Scott Dykema:
untitled collection
Scott is a local emerging artist whose work is compatible with Awadh Baryoum's.  You will recognize his subjects and still wonder what story inspired each piece.

The painting to the right "Horses #3" one of Scott's paintings that will exhibited from October 2 through November 13. 

Preview images will be available on Eclectic Expressions website by October 2.

Awadh Baryoum at Eclectic Expressions Dallas

Awadh Baryoum

Do come meet Awadh.  He moved to DFW from NYC several months ago and the metroplex is richer because of his presence. 

Awadh was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1995 and completed his MFA at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA in 1997.

Awadh explores the links between the known and unknown, the visible and invisible; you will create your own stories and be entertained by others' interpretations.

Painting to the left is "CXXXII" one of Awadh's "Analogy" series.

For additional preview images, artist statement & resume  visit our website

For information on the Fulbright program use this link.

Carlos Bas At the Arlington Museum of Art

Call for Artists Altares de Muertos 2010 Latino Cultural Center Dallas Texas

Altares (Del lat. altâre): m. Montículo, piedra o construcción elevada donde se celebran ritos religiosos como sacrificios, ofrendas, etc.
-- Diccionario de la Lengua Española, 22nd edition

(Mound, rock or raised structure where religious rites such as sacrifices or offerings are made)

About the Latino Cultural Center
The Latino Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. Our mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for the preservation, development, and promotion of Latino and Hispanic arts and culture. The Center's 27,000 sq. ft. facility was designed by renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta and features a 300-seat theater, two visual arts galleries, and an outdoor plaza. Its signature purple tower serves as a beacon to guide visitors to our East Dallas / Deep Ellum location.

The Latino Cultural Center is located at 2600 Live Oak, Dallas, Texas 75204. Located immediately east of downtown Dallas, the Center is less than 1 mile from the Dallas Arts District and conveniently located two blocks north of the DART Green Line Deep Ellum Station. Onsite free parking available. The Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and in the evenings when performing arts events are scheduled. For additional information, call (214) 671-0045 or visit

The Latino Cultural Center invites proposals from Dallas and North Texas artists interested in creating altares de muertos for the 2010 Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The LCC will select up to six artists to create altares for the LCC's annual celebration of the Day of the Dead. Artists will be paid an honorarium of $150 for the creation of the altar.

September 29, 2010
Call for Artists Emailed

October 15, 2010
Deadline for Applications

October 19, 2010
Announcement of Selected Artists

October 26-29, 2010
Artist Installation of Altares

October 30 through November 6, 2010
Altares on View

Please note that the altares must be completed no later than October 29 (Friday) as the LCC's Day of the Dead celebration will be held on Saturday, October 30.

We have identified six spaces for altares at the LCC:

  • North Gallery Wall
  • Breezeway
  • Courtyard
  • Theater Lobby / South Wall
  • Theater Lobby / East Wall
  • Theater Lobby / West Wall
By installing altares throughout the building, we hope to provide ample space for people to experience the altares as they visit our facility. Images of the spaces are provided below for artists not familiar with the LCC.

The North Gallery wall features a built-in bookcase that can be incorporated into the altar. The exhibition Morelos: Estampas de la Independencia by artist Mizraim Cárdenas will be on view in this gallery at the same time as the altar. 

The breezeway wall is right outside the LCC Gallery adjacent to the courtyard

Thursday, September 23, 2010

2D Artists Apply to Our October Art Competition - Theme “Colors”

Light Space & Time – Online Art Gallery presents a Juried Competition, in which 2D artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for the theme “Colors” for inclusion into the November 2010 online group exhibition.

Light Space & Time encourages entries from all 2D artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field.
A group exhibition of the top five finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Art Gallery during the month of November. Awards will be for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. In addition, 2 artists will recognized with Honorable Mention awards. The theme for October is “Colors”. The submission process for artists ends October 29, 2010.

All winners will be selected, announced and featured on the Light Space & Time website on November 1, 2010 and remain online in the gallery through November 30, 2010. Thereafter, the artworks will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives with links to the artist’s websites.
Artists Apply Here: 


Proceeds from charity fashion show to benefit international orphanages

DALLAS, TX – Dallas-based nonprofit ATG Against The Grain Productions will host the 2nd Annual Fashion For a Passion (FFAP) with the purpose to join the talents and abilities of artists and philanthropists to raise funds for international orphanages and ATG’s community outreach programs and scholarship fund. The event takes places from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, September 25th at LandCo/7 Senses located at 1202 N. Riverfront (formerly Industrial) in the Dallas Design District.

The night’s festivities include music, art, food, cocktails, a silent auction and fashion show, followed by a live auction of select pieces from each presenting designer’s collection and other exclusive pieces donated from designers around the country. The evening will be emceed by actress/model LeeAnne Locken (She’s Got the Look) and fashion blogger Tina Craig (

Presenting designers include Chloe Dao (Season 2 winner of Project Runway), Khanh Nguyen for Nhã Khanh, Nikki Duong Koenig for Cykochik Custom Handbags featuring Freedom Parc, Prashe, Judy Yang, Cac Lam for 2FeMale and New York-based designer Sumie Tachibana.

Musical artists include JR Kim, Xuan Nguyen and Miles Machon from Houston, plus Twisted Optiks and Mina Chang from the Dallas area.

Vietnamese singer-songwriter Xuan Nguyen said, “FFAP is a chance to be able to use my passion for music to help improve the lives of others, but it means even more to me because this event is to help children. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to unite with other talented artists in other industries to help those in need. Being able to sing and give back at the same time is wonderful.”

Cambodian hip hop artist Twisted Optiks, also known as Ronnie Chea, said, “To be in an event such as FFAP gives people opportunities to not only network, connect and build relationships with others with the same mindset, it also gives us a moment to let our talents shine and be either be heard or seen. We can take part in an environment that appreciates our gifts and influence us to continue pursuing our particular dreams and ideas.”

Photographer Sam Sieng, who is of Cambodian, Chinese and Vietnamese descent, said, “It is refreshing to see up- and-coming designers get recognized for their vision, dedication and work ethic. I am honored to be invited to participate in an event that showcases individual talent and also promotes new artists as a collective from various avenues of artistic media. The fact that it is a charitable event makes it even more worthwhile.”

FFAP general admission tickets are $45-50 and can be purchased at or at the door as available.

ATG Against The Grain Productions, a Dallas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, promotes Asian-American cultural awareness through compelling media projects and raises funds for international orphanages. Their premiere documentary feature, Operation Babylift: The Lost Children of Vietnam, has received the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film at the Vietnamese International Film Festival and the Documentary Audience Choice Award from the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival. For more information, visit or

Aivy Nguyen
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Cell: 214-718-8984

ATG Against The Grain Productions
3523 McKinney Ave, Ste 231
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Urban Street Bazaar Finale!! 80 Independent Designers + Bishop Arts District

Urban Street Bazaar Finale!! 80 Independent Designers + Bishop Arts District
Shopping Local and Handmade never looked so good!
Make Presents 
The 11th Urban Street Bazaar

Shop Local. | Be Independent.

Makers, Etsy Lovers and Handmade Addicts grab your friends, clear your schedules and bring your piggy banks!!  This is an event not to be missed by all those that love a street faire with an edge, showcasing a huge range of handmade products, fabric, art, furniture and more!  Knowing where your product is made and buying local is one of the biggest trends in 2010 and we have curated an amazing show for the 11th Urban Street Bazaar, including vendors from all over Texas!

This event is held outdoors in the streets of the Bishop Arts District, among the independent shops and restaurants that have made this area Dallas' favorite Indie Neighborhood!

With over 80 vendors in Handmade, the street will be lined with tents and vendors hawking their wares, from handbags to furniture, jewelry to tshirts, gifts, home decor, kidswear, and so much more!  There will be a little something for everyone!

Great attraction during the Texas / OU game for out of towners and those looking do something LOCAL!  The restaurants and pubs will have your game on live!

When:  October 2 & 3
Where: Bishop Arts District
How Much: Free!
Family Friendly: Yes!
Indoors/Outdoors: Outdoors
Hours: Sat 12-8pm & Sun 12-4pm

Check out the Urban Bazaar 10 Line Up

Earn Free Class Credits at MAKE SHOP & STUDIO for volunteering at the Urban Bazaar!  Check out the available 4 hour shift opportunities online, sign up for multiples or just one!
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Our volunteers do things like: Help us set up, check in vendors, assist vendors in set up/tear down, booth sitting, and our Silent Auction!
Once a shift fills up it will no longer allow you to register.
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Parking is available in district parking lots and street parking within the districts and in the neighborhood.  Please do not block any driveways. 

DADA 25th Anniversary and Upcoming Events Dallas

Dallas Art Dealers Association    

Saturday, September 25, 8:00 - 11:00 pm   
$25 admission   
Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass Street in Dallas' Design District   


Opening Reception for Edith Baker Art Scholarship Juried Exhibition   
Friday, September 24, 6:00 - 8:00 pm      
Irving Arts Center, 3333 North MacArthur Boulevard in Irving      

Panel Discussions   
Saturday, September 25, 10:30 am and 1:00 pm   
$15 per panel   
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 East Lawther Drive   
Cheryl Vogel will moderate the panel "How to Photograph Your Art" with Harrison
Evans and Kenda North at 1:00 pm   

Fall Gallery Walk   
Saturday, September 25   
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden will be open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm   

DADA Film Premier   
Sunday, October 10, 2:00 - 2:45 pm   
Admitted with general admission   
Dallas Museum of Art, Horchow Auditorium, 1717 North Harwood Street   

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Eminem - Not Afraid (Violin Cover) Eric Stanley

smART Talks: Ken Bortolazzo at Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

Friday, October 15, 7 pmsmART Talks: Ken Bortolazzo
Bortolazzo, a Santa Barbara native, discovered a unique passion for Minimalism, Op Art, and Kinetic sculpture towards a body of work called optikinetics—kinetic sculptures in stainless steel. From his studio in Santa Barbara, Bortolazzo has developed a national reputation in contemporary sculpture, which is an invitation to examine the dichotomy between object and nature, and to ultimately explore the possibilities that dwell within that vision. He is represented by Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery, Santa Barbara. 

653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA  93101   |   Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace   |

p: (805) 966.5373   |   f: (805) 962-1421   |

Art Show Costa Mesa California

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Artist Interview: Ross Ruot

What is your name: 
Ross Ruot
 Do you have a formal art education or are you a self taught artist:
Self-taught, in constant evolution.
 What is the style of your pieces:
I take a contemporary approach in dealing with color, depth and composition. Fascinated with how colors interact and intrigued by how their relationships change with different surface scales and textures, I am drawn to create balance between order and chaos. I create under the influence of the experiences, perceptions and responses of his daily life; my work is a mirror of the worlds in which I travel.
What is the medium in which you work:
Acrylics, collage, oil pastels, crayon & marker, and watercolor. I really like mixed-media right now and I’m constantly in search of new products and techniques to incorporate into my work.
What started you on your path as an artist:
A new apartment void of art. When I decided it was time to purchase art for my new space, I became quickly discouraged- the art I was attracted to was well above my price range while the affordable art was less than mediocre. I thought I could do better than the latter and started producing my own work. I soon received praise from friends and family and encouragement to explore more. Soon I was exhibiting and selling to the public.
What is one of the most important things that art has brought to your life:
Direction. Until my discovery of the passion to create, I felt stagnant. I now have definitive goals to work toward.
What is your favorite genre of art besides the one you work in:
 Performing Arts- Music directly influences my art. I’m never without music in my studio- no genre is off limits. I also find it captivating to watch actors- the ability to dissociate from ones true identity to become someone else, and to do it convincingly, is an amazing gift.
Do you have art showings, and if so what are they typically like:
I have participated in both solo exhibitions and group shows. The venues vary from galleries to upscale lounges to an exhibit at a successful retail fashion store to the corporate office of a major east coast real estate company.
Do you have a certain set of clothes you make art in:
There was a time when I feared that I had more clothes with evidence of my artistic endeavors than not. I’m getting much better that taking the extra few minutes before I dive into my work to change into the appropriate clothing. I have tan corduroys that I prefer to ‘work’.
What has been the most frustrating part of being an artist?
The business side I find to be both frustrating and exhausting. 
What is your favorite sandwich of all time:
Veggie on baguette with Dubliner cheese slightly toasted. Favorite food: food for thought.
Has this year brought about any changes in your work, and if so what are they:
This past year my studio space tripled in size- this allowed me to change the process in which I create. Before the expansion, I would tend to see a piece from start to finish before I was able to move to my next work. Now, I can have multiple pieces in progress and depending on my mood, work on the piece that I’m most inspired to work on. This has encouraged flow and my production has increased greatly.
Who is your favorite artist alive or dead:
Jean-Michele Basquiat
What is the most moving piece of artwork that you have seen in person:
Three-way tie:
‘Inopportune’- Cai Guo-Qiang
 ‘Infinity Dots Mirrored Room’ and ‘Repetitive Vision’- Yayoi Kusama
Do you have any animals, and what do they think of your work:
I do not have any pets of my own. Years ago, while in high school, I painted a large-scale portrait of Picasso that my family’s dog, Miss Hassie, disliked- she met him with growls and barks which was atypical of her behavior.
Do you have any upcoming exhibitions you would like to share with us:
I’m currently preparing for a solo exhibition to be held in January 2011 in Chevy Chase, MD. Additional details will be made available on my website later this fall