Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Art Show John Carpenter Dallas Texas

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Metronomy - The Look

Whats going on over art Ro2 Art Dallas Texas

import:  Eric Eley, John Frost, and Ryder RichardsAugust 13 - 28, 2011 (Extended Through September 3)Ro2 Art UPTOWN at West Village3699 McKinney Ave., Ste. 310
Dallas, Texas 75204
Gallery Open Monday-Saturday 11-7, Sunday 12-6ART TALK:  Thursday, September 1 from 6-8pm
bunnies & dinosaurs:  Ashley Bryan, Val Curry, and Sam England
August 20 - September 3, 2011Ro2 Art DOWNTOWN at 110 N. AkardOpen Saturdays 1-5pm and by Appointment - Call 214.803.9575ART TALK:  Tuesday, September 6 from 6-8pm
UPCOMING SHOWSSeptember Group Show at Ro2 Art UPTOWN - September 5 - 23, 2011Elle Schuster Jewels Trunk Show at Ro2 Art UPTOWN - Thursday, September 8, 6-10pm
Linda Dee Guy: Re-Orient
at Ro2 Art UPTOWN - Opens September 24, 2011Christopher Blay: Art Depreciation 1301 at Ro2 Art DOWNTOWN - Opens Sept. 17, 2011

Jordan Roth

.NO Gallery Art Event New York

Premiere Event
Friday October 7, 2011, 6-8 pm
Video will play at 6:30 and 7:30 pm
.NO Gallery
251 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10002
Artwork on Video creates professional videos of artists talking about their artwork. The videos are designed to give collectors, gallerists, curators, press people, grant givers, and anyone else interested in contemporary art, a better understanding of the artist's body of work. Terence Donnellan created Artwork on Video out of his desires to see and learn more about great artists. After working at Christie's Auction House for five years where he was involved with all of their art auctions and exhibitions, he left with an eagerness to contribute something more to the art world and Artwork on Video became reality. TD is an artist, filmmaker, playwright, and novelist.
For more information visit: www.terencedonnellan.comContact
Anki King grew up in a small village in Norway. After completing her arts education in Oslo, Norway, she moved to New York City in 1994 where she studied at The Art Students League until 1998. In New York, King has built a strong career as a painter and exhibits frequently both in Europe and in the USA. Her work is included in many private and public collections including the Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala FL. Additionally, King has exhibited at the Katonah Museum of Art, NY, Las Cruces Museum of Art, NM, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Tokyo and the National Gallery of the Dominican Republic. Last year she was the winner of the 2010 London International Creative Competition Award.
For more information visit: www.ankiking.comContact


Versatile Event Space Will Feature Three San Francisco Bay Area
Female Artists Represented by Turner Carroll Gallery

DALLAS (August 31, 2011) – The Stay ZaZa Art House and Social Gallery continues to be an event space where creative dreams and possibilities are endless with guests able to entertain amidst works of art presented ZaZa-style in this unique and creative extension of the hotel.  

The Stay ZaZa Art House and Social Gallery, located next to Hotel ZaZa on the corner of McKinney Avenue and Leonard Streets, is available for events such as art exhibits, business meetings, social events, and many more. Private events may be scheduled for sixteen to 150 guests. Through this venue, Hotel ZaZa is able to showcase its full-service hotel and catering services, while also offering creative freedom to the guest.

Continuing their partnership, Hotel ZaZa has announced its fourth collaboration with Turner Carroll Gallery and Art Advisors to bring the next show to the Stay ZaZa Art House & Social Gallery. The show titled “West Coast Women” will feature new and recent works by San Francisco Bay Area female artists Deborah Oropallo, Inez Storer and Jenny Honnert Abell.  The exhibition opens September 14 and continues through October 20, 2011.

“After the success of the last three shows by Turner Carroll, we are excited to see what the next show brings,” said Benji Homsey, President of Z Resorts Management and Development, LLC.  “The Stay ZaZa Art House & Social Gallery has many uses, but hosting curated exhibitions by national artists definitely aligns with our vision for this creative extension to the hotel.”

“We are surrounded by a creative community as neighbors of the Dallas Arts District.  This is Hotel ZaZa’s opportunity to increase our presence in the visual arts scene,” said Homsey. “The Stay ZaZa Art House and Social Gallery will bring ZaZa-style to a new level, providing a venue for any type of event guests can dream up and customizing each and every aspect.”

Deborah Oropallo is one of the most important photographic artists working today. Often driven by an interest in uniforms, she creates prints on aluminum that blend contemporary female costumes with historically significant male portraits or other forms of masculine imagery.  This show will feature her work in a variety of mediums- prints on paper, prints on aluminum as well as cotton jacquard tapestry.  Her work has been exhibited in such places as the de Young Museum in San Francisco and the Whitney Museum of American Art.  In addition, Oropallo’s work is included in several public collections, such as those of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Inez Storer’s paintings are both charming and mysterious in nature due to Storer’s use of collage with found objects. Her work engages the viewer in a sort of "magical realism," urging the viewer to imagine the stories behind the canvas.  Storer's work has been exhibited in the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  Additionally, her paintings have been included in the permanent collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Oakland Museum of California, the Lannan Museum in Fort Worth, the San Jose Museum of Art as well as the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University.

Jenny Honnert Abell creates mixed media pieces, such as book covers and works on paper or panel, embellished with natural depictions of birds and trees.  Abell’s work has been included in numerous art fairs, such as Art Chicago and Art Miami, and in many solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums around the country, including the Berkley Art Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Rosa.

The Stay ZaZa Art House & Social Gallery, located at 2400 McKinney Avenue, will be open to the public Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For private showings by appointment, or for more information and images, please contact Lizzie Herbert at the Turner Carroll Gallery at 214-912-7143 or by email at 

About Hotel ZaZa

               Hotel ZaZa is a sensory experience that is refined yet relaxed. Its sophisticated and sensual interior design and culinary excellence is completed by a staff that pays impeccable attention to each and every guest, making them feel at home. Whether for business, a romantic weekend, or world-famous celebrities, both hotels blend intimate comfort with Stay ZaZa-style to create inspired accommodations, one-of-a-kind themed suites, and award-winning restaurants and spas.
Nestled in the fashionable Uptown neighborhood and next to downtown, Hotel ZaZa Dallas is a creative mix of warm, Mediterranean elegance and comfortable chic. This exceptional boutique hotel offers 6,000 square feet of function space, 152 rooms, 17 concept suites, the Magnificent Seven Suites, the award-winning Dragonfly Modern American Kitchen, the relaxing ZaSpa and the Stay ZaZa Art House & Social Gallery. Reservations may be made at or by calling 888.880.3244.

Located in the heart of the vibrant Museum District and minutes from the world renowned Texas Medical Center, Hotel ZaZa Houston boasts 17,000 square feet of function space and is the perfect backdrop for any business meeting - not to mention home to some of Houston’s most memorable weddings and galas. Monarch Bistro and the tranquil ZaSpa combine to create the hotel’s breadth of impressive amenities.  With more than 300 rooms, including Pool Villas, Concept Suites and The Magnificent Seven Suites, ZaZa exceeds all expectations. Reservations may be made at or by calling 888.880.3244.

               Hotel ZaZa, a member of the Preferred Hotel Group™, was created by Charles S. Givens and Jeff Records and is owned by Givens-Records Developments. Operations management and marketing are provided by Z Resorts, LLC, led by Z Resorts President Benji Homsey.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jon Eric Riis At the Museum of Design in Atlanta Georgia

Tour The Opulent Object in Wood, Metal and Fiber: Richard Mafong, Mike Harrison, and Jon Riis Exhibition
with Tapestry Artist Jon Eric Riis

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2011
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Location:  Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), 1315 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA  30309
Cost:      $20 for individual SEFAA members and $25 for non-members (includes MODA admission)
Registration:    Go to to print out the registration form.  Mail the completed form with your payment to:  125 Parkerwood Way, Alpharetta, GA  30022.
Maximum Number of Participants:  30
Registration Deadline:  October 16, 2011

Join us for an in-depth tour of the tapestry portion of The Opulent Object in Wood, Metal, and Fiber exhibition with artist Jon Eric Riis.  Jon's exquisitely woven and embellished tapestries "reference myths, beliefs, and ideals of past cultures and examine issues of identity, life, and the human condition."   You won't want to miss this chance to experience Riis' tapestries and to understand their concepts, designs, and execution firsthand.   Light refreshments will be available after the tour and you'll also have time to view the concurrent exhibition "The AIDS Memorial Quilt" on your own.

Jon Eric Riis is an internationally-known and collected fiber artist.  His tapestries are included in many permanent collections, including The Louvre, The Art Institute of Chicago, the American Craft Museum in New York and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Museum of Art in Washington DC.  His most recent solo exhibition "Jon Eric Riis:  Thinking with Threads" just concluded in Paris.  Jon is also the recipient of many awards and grants including the 2011 Master's of the Medium award from the Renwick Alliance,  two National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Fulbright Grant, and an Honorary Award at the 10th International Triennial of Tapestry, Lotz, Poland in 2001.

Juicing For Chronic Fatigue Day 7

I have made it a week on my Juice Fast.  Seven days on a juice fast seems like a month in regular days. To say this is easy, it is not.  Also for weight loss, I think there are other ways to achieve results that are not so rigid.   One example would be just to go straight into clean eating.  I am an advocate however for everyone adding juicing to their daily life.  We really fall short of the vitamins and minerals we need each day.  As Americans we have a huge problem with obesity and disease.  We are a nation of overweight and malnourished people.  Think about that for a minute... Most people that are malnourished are skeletal, from countries where there is no food.  Here it is the opposite, we have to much food with little to no nutritional value.

I started out this journey because I have been sick for a long time.  It has progressively gotten worse.  I was fine by all medical standards, yet I had a bevy of symptoms. Some of my symptoms cleared immediately upon fasting.  The small acne spots I would wake up with every day are gone. I have had no burning in my hands and feet.  The black patches on my shins have lessened.  I swear, as weird as it sounds, my eyesight is better.  I am not freezing cold all the time.  I have more energy. These are good things.

I am not going to proclaim that I am all the way cured.  My main problem that I am trying to combat is post exertional malaise.  Basically every time I exercise I end up sick for two days.  I have been active my whole life, and this is something that really bothers me.  I am going to start back slowly into more vigorous exercise, something besides yoga, and see what happens. I will have to eat healthily for the rest of my life.  Although my diet was not bad before, I can see where it was lacking in  a major way.

I have had every combo of juice I think I can imagine now, and really-- at the end of the day, juice is juice.  You have to suck it up and get used to it.  Get in a zone, get over it all.   

My weight has hit a level of homeostasis.  It's not going anywhere, which is fine.

Conclusional  info

If have a chronic illness I think juice fasting, UNDER MEDICAL SUPERVISION, is a good thing to do.  It also serves as a form of elimination diet where you can add one thing back at a time to see how your body reacts.  You should juice about 80% vegetables and 20% fruit.  

I am going to stay on my fast for another 3 days at least if not 7, but I am going to now incorporate salads and fruits whole, not juiced.  

While I was juicing I thought of some funny things-- you know you are on a juice fast when:

You cry when juice drips into the sink from peeling a lemon
Number two, you are sick as hell of peeling that lemon
When you see a green drink you feel somewhat dejected as opposed to a bright orange one where you start to smile
You have spent hours thinking of uses for leftover pulp, you even tried to feed it to your dog
You have actually rejuiced pulp  
You find strange spots on cabinets in the kitchen from where fruits and veg have shot out of the juicer
You KNOW without a doubt that you can not stick any fruit pit in your juicer, you have a black eye to prove it
You Think you have turned into the Plant from Little Shop of Horrors!

The usual info I include!

So if you've been keeping up, I've started juicing for health reasons. I have had a fatigue problem for a long time, but it's gotten worse and now I can't even exercise. This is the worst for me, as I love to be active. I watched the movie Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead and was immediately motivated to start juicing.

My plan right now is to do this for 7 days. I've been to the doctor and most everything shows up fine, that's why I'm taking this approach. You should always consult a doctor if you plan on doing any plan like this. I have a physician on duty ;).

If you are interested in process from day one you can click here:

Oxide Gallery Denton Art Opening

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Art Exhibit Gallery Bomb Dallas Texas

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GALLERY BOMB PRESENTS: Brick House Bandits art exhibition and block party

Exhibition: September 10th-Oct 1st

Oak Cliff- Tyler Davis arts district kicked things off this month with their first block party to celebrate art, music, and food. After an enormous turnout, Second Saturday’s event continues in September with a tremendous night filled with many surprises.

Gallery Bomb, is new art gallery in the edgy Tyler/Davis arts district of Oak Cliff; which is known for it’s diverse culture and history. On September 10th, they will be featuring a widely anticipated exhibition featuring two of the most talented artists in contemporary art today. Joe McSween and Steven Lopez create a beautiful mix of the female figure juxtaposed with rich textured layers seeking to reflect the emotion and inspiration found in the urban environment of modern society.

Joe McSween’s current work is rapidly evolving with new realistic dimension and an expanding use of bright colors and oils. Being a color blind artist might be considered a disadvantage by many, but he chooses to see this as an important advantage to his developmental process. “Most of my earlier works were primarily in black and white focusing on the form in beautiful compositions between positive and negative space. Now that I have a greater knowledge over the years it has helped me gain a higher understanding of using color in conjunction with my balanced compositions to accentuate my painting process as a whole.”

Early on Steven Lopez discovered that Jazz, Funk, Soul and Blues seemed to be ingrained into his very being. Not only did these influences release his creativity, they brought his unique contemporary urban style to life. You can see this in every facet of his creativity. Lopez’s work has been featured with Reebok, Nestle, Dunkin’ Donuts, Coachella, Pepsi, United Way, and Spy Optic. Noted celebrities that have worked with him include Erykah Badu, Akon and Jill Scott.. He has also made appearances on Fuel TV, BBC and the Discovery Channel.
Lopez’s work is inspired by relationships he cultivates with people, music, and art. What he learns from life’s experience is the foundation of his work. His formula is and always will be story, substance and then style.


Brandon Sellers
Phone: 817-793-6266


(TYLER, TX) August 30, 2011 – The Tyler Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening of Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum on view September 4 through November 13, 2011 at the TMA. This is the only scheduled stop in the southwestern region of the United States for this touring exhibition.

 The 60 alabaster panels and free-standing figures in the exhibition are drawn from the world’s largest collection of medieval alabasters, that of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.  Dramatic, and intricately crafted, these pieces are some of the finest examples of the elegant, yet, neglected art form of alabaster sculpture. 

The Exhibition
The sixty prime examples, including a complete set of panels from an altarpiece, have been carefully selected for this exhibition, representing all the major types produced by English sculptors.  The exhibition is organized in six sections:

The Art of the “Alabastermen”
Serving as an introduction to the exhibition, this section includes three works that perfectly represent the best work of the alabasterers: a dramatic, startlingly stylized figure of Saint Christopher carrying an infant Christ and two highly engaging and attractive relief panels, one of the Fifth Sign of the Last Judgment and one of the Adoration of the Magi.

Martyrs and Miracles: 
The Lives and Deaths of the Saints
Saints served numerous roles in everyday medieval society including protecting the souls, well-being, health, and even wealth of believers. Brightly gilded and polychromed carvings of Biblical episodes reflect the color and drama of medieval religious life and belief.  Alabaster images of saints were made for private homes, intended for private worship and comfort. These objects were often affordable – within the reach of “ordinary” people – and the works included here illustrate a folk art aspect of the medium. This is seen in their rougher, less delicate carving; reduced attention to proportion, scale, and perspective; and unsubtle painting techniques – all perfectly acceptable to an audience that was generally less sophisticated in its tastes than wealthier patrons.  The highlight of this section is a small, devotional altarpiece made for a private patron.  It is comprised of an alabaster panel depicting the Trinity, and is set in a beautifully painted wooden casing, complete with doors and painted figures of saints.

Word Made Flesh:  The Life of Christ
Over time, styles and techniques for carving alabaster changed, as did the designs and compositions. This section presents scenes from the life of Christ -- from the Annunciation through to the Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension -- exploring the changes in alabaster production as well as those in Christian iconography. Spanning the years from 1380 through the 15th-century – the zenith of alabaster production -- and on through the Reformation, this stylistic overview includes the delicacy and finesse of late 14th-century sculpture in panels of the Annunciation and the Resurrection.

The Altarpiece: Worshipping at Church Altarpieces played an important role in late medieval devotional practice and public worship. Most alabaster altarpieces took the form of rectangular relief panels designed to be fitted into wooden casings in groups. Providing an impressive and stately focus to this section is a spectacular  set of five panels from an altarpiece that are set into a specially made casing, illustrating how the panels were initially intended to be seen.  In contrast to the folk-art aspects of private devotional alabasters, altarpieces in churches sought to hold the attention of crowds of churchgoers through sophisticated carving techniques and elaborate, multi-episode compositions – particularly apparent in a large and elaborate carving like the late 15th-century Panel of the Betrayal.

Business and Religion: Making and Selling Holy Images
The working methods of the alabastermen and the actual stages involved in the production of reliefs and sculpture – from the mining of the stone and its transport to the artists, to the actual carving of objects and the coloring of them -- are explored in this section. Some works included were selected to show latten (an alloy resembling brass) hooks, and assembly marks on the back. The export trade in alabasters will be explored through two key heads of Saint John the Baptist.
While both depict the same subject, the differences in composition and carving are geared toward two different audiences --- one at a higher, more aristocratic end of the market, and the other aimed at customers with less money to spend but just as much desire to furnish their homes with religious images of comfort. Like everything else in their lives, the aristocratic version is more carefully finished, more heavily gilded, and more elaborate. Ironically, it may well be the humbler, simpler version that appeals more to many of us today, with our modern taste for minimalist simplicity.

End of an Era: The Reformation
The Reformation of the 1530s ended the alabaster industry in England as part of its wholesale rejection of religious art.  Workshops quickly sold off their stock to remaining Catholic areas of Europe while, in England, mobs defaced and destroyed much alabaster sculpture.  Examples of defaced and vandalized sculpture are included to illustrate these dramatic social changes and the end of alabaster production in England. In particular, a late 14th-century panel of the Crucifixion bears the scars of Reformist zeal, with the images of Christ and other figures having been violently but methodically “de-faced.”

The Legacy
English alabaster art was forgotten or dismissed as ‘folk art’ up until the late 19th century. At that time, the Arts and Crafts movement, both in Britain and the United States, was concerned with ennobling the more modest home of the rapidly expanding middle class, not unlike the work of the “alabastermen.”  Along with heightening an appreciation of medieval technique, the Arts And Crafts movement encouraged our ability to empathize and understand the strange, mystical aesthetics of medieval English alabaster sculpture. 

In continental Europe, artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, and Auguste Rodin also displayed an affinity towards English alabasters.  All share a delight in expression through abstraction, shapes and color, and the creation of dream-like realities.   Later, the fabulously surreal, conceptualized images of English alabaster were to have a profound influence on 20th-century sculpture, particularly on artists working in abstract or conceptual styles. These sculptors conveyed the magnitude and emotion of their subject matter by stylizing and distorting perspective, scale, color, and reality itself.

Today, it is possible to detect the powerful legacy of these anonymous master craftsmen in the work of more recent artists such as Henry Moore and Jacob Epstein, the American-born British Expressionist sculptor. To carve his masterpiece, “Jacob and the Angel,” Epstein actually used a block of English alabaster, quarried from the same part of the country where the medieval artists sourced their alabaster. In North America, traces of the ‘alabasterers’, as medieval writers call them, is evidenced in the work of 20th-century  figurative sculptors like Elie Nadelman. A full illustrated color catalogue published by Art Services International accompanies the exhibition.

Credit Information
The exhibition is organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia.
This exhibition is supported by a grant from The Samuel H. Kress Foundation.  His Excellency Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United States of America, is Honorary Patron of the exhibition. All images provided courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Exhibition support for the presentation in Tyler has been generously provided by Lead Sponsor, Amy and Vernon Faulconer. Underwriter is Dr. Harold and Eleanor Cameron. Patrons are Dorothy and Ben Bridges. Contributor is Mary John Spence. Friends are Rebecca and Gregg Davis, Frances and Tommy Swann, Agnes and Frank Ward, and Caroline King Wylie. Collectors’ Circle Sponsors are Julietta Jarvis Foundation, Inc., Bette King, Robert M. Rogers Foundation and The A.W. Riter Family Foundation. Corporate Member Sponsors are Hibbs-Hallmark & Company, KYTX-CBS 19, Sunny 106.5, The Ranch 104.1, and Greg Strnadel & Wells Fargo Advisors.

About the Victoria &Albert Museum
The Victoria & Albert Museum is one of the world's greatest museums of art and design, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. It houses more than 3000 years' worth of amazing artifacts from many of the world's richest cultures including ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewelry, metalwork, photographs, sculpture, textiles and paintings.

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

Monday, August 29, 2011

In honor of the Kings Birthday Say Say Say by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson

The MAC's Scholar Lecture Series Dallas Texas

The MAC is proud to announce a 2011 Fall lecture series "The MAC Scholar Lecture Series," featuring art professors from the North Texas region. As part of The MAC's educational outreach program, "The MAC Scholar Lecture Series" targets audiences who are interested in contemporary art history, criticism, theory and practice. These thoughtful explorations of the contemporary art world will provide audiences with a better understanding of visual art dialogues of today. As part of The MAC's educational outreach initiative "The MAC Scholar Lecture Series" is free and open to the public. 

Lecture schedule:


October 12th from 6-7pm: Dr. Benjamin Lima from The University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas. Dr. Lima's lecture is titled "Analogies, Archives and Atlases: Hanne Darboven and Cyprien Gaillard."

October 13th from 6-7pm: Professor Ryder Richards from The Richland College of the Dallas Community College District in Dallas, Texas. Professor Richards will discuss collaborative experimentation.

October 20th from 6-7pm: Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Thistlethwaite's lecture is titled "Disappearing Acts: When Public Art Goes Away."

October 26th from 6-7pm: Dr. Eric Stryker from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Stryker will discuss subculture, sexuality, and gender identity in the contemporary art world.

October 27th from 6-7pm: Dr. Jennifer Way from The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Dr. Way's lecture is titled "Back to the Future: Women Art Technology."

About the MAC

Established in 1994, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist role in society providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. The MAC is a member of Dallas Art Dealers Association and The Uptown Association.

Call 214-953-1212 for information or visit The MAC is open Wednesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.  For more information, visit

Interviews and images related to this exhibition are available upon request. 

Contact(s):LauraLee Brott
Membership Coordinator 
McKinney Avenue Contemporary
3120 McKinney Ave. 
Dallas, TX 75204

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Black Dog Led Zeppelin Lyrics

Poem for the Day

Sweet darkness, you must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in. Give up all the other worlds except the one to which you belong. Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you.
David Whyte

Norwood Flynn Gallery Dallas Art Opening

Norwood Flynn Gallery

The Art of Brown Tape

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tainted Love (where did our love go) Soft Cell

Artist In Residency Chinati Foundation

The Chinati Foundation's Artist in Residence program was instituted in 1989 with the aim of supporting the development of artists of diverse ages, backgrounds, and disciplines. To date, the Chinati Foundation has hosted more than 75 artists from more than fifteen countries in its residency program.

The Artist in Residence program provides an opportunity for artists from around the world to work in a striking, natural environment. Exhibitions are often held at the conclusion of the residency. These become an important part of the museum's temporary exhibition program, and provide a vital counterpoint to the permanent collection.

The Chinati Foundation provides a furnished apartment on the museum's grounds and a studio in Marfa. Resident artists have unlimited access to Chinati's collection and archive, and the museum staff and interns are available to assist in securing materials and preparing exhibitions. A stipend of $1,000 is provided to assist with travel and art materials.

The Chinati Foundation maintains a casual environment, and it is up to the artists to develop their own work schedule. Marfa is a small town in a sparsely populated area of far West Texas, and artists may spend a great deal of time alone. A residency at Chinati is ideal for those artists who seek a quiet and sympathetic environment with few distractions. The average residency lasts two to three months; this can be adjusted according to individual needs and the resources of the museum.

Artist in Residence 2013 Deadline:
The 2011 and 2012 resident artists have been chosen.

To apply for a 2013 residency, please send the following to Chinati at the address below by April 1, 2012 but not before December 31, 2011:
Cover letter
20 slide images OR a CD with 20 PDF or JPEG digital files (2 MB maximum file size per image) OR a DVD of up to 30 minutes of video work.

Applications must arrive at Chinati by April 1, 2012. Please do not send any original artwork. Emailed submissions will not be accepted. To ensure the return of photographic material as well as other materials, applicant must provide a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient return postage. Applications can be mailed to:

Rob Weiner
Artist in Residence Application
The Chinati Foundation
1 Cavalry Row / P.O. Box 1135
Marfa, Texas 79843 For questions about the Artist in Residence program or the submission process, contact Marella Consolini,
The Chinati Foundation's Artist in Residence program is generously supported by Carolyn Alexander, The Cowles Charitable Trust, and Alice and John Jennings.

Call to Artist Texas Can You Make Art out of a Keg?
Live It BIG, Inc. is holding the 2nd Monsters Of Beer Charity Festival on Nov. 12, 2011. The event will take place at Guadalupe Plaza Park in Houston’s East End. We expect to host approximately 3000 attendees with another 500+/- volunteers and brewery personnel at the event. The festival will run from 12-6pm and will have approximately 50 breweries in attendance serving 100 unique craft beers. This isn’t your typical “BMC” beer fest. We want to encourage growth in America’s craft beer and especially in supporting Texas’ craft beer community. All the beer is donated and all net proceeds go to support our 2011 charities: Friday Harbour and Stepping Stones Charter School. For more information, visit our website:

The Challenge: take a standard, dull keg and make it a work of art.

We have acquired 10 empty, but functional kegs from a Texas brewery. We would like to see what the artistic community can do with these rather unfortunate looking receptacles. If your idea is accepted, you will implement your artistic vision on the aforementioned keg, and we will display it for all to see during the Monsters Of Beer Charity Festival. We will offer the kegs for sale at a silent auction to be held during the festival. All proceeds go to Live It BIG, Inc. to support our charitable mission of supporting small, start-up charities in Houston.

The Rules.

1. Idea Details: We’d like to see what you can come up with for the keg. Please provide the following:

a. a written description of your idea/what you intend to do

b. a list of materials you intend to use (at least for now)

c. a visual representation of the intended finished product

d. and a bio of yourself

e. together in one PDF file (sorry, not all of our Board members have Adobe Illustrator)

2. Submission Deadline: Your idea will need to be submitted to by Aug. 20, 2011. A committee will review all submissions and will choose 10 designs. The committee will be made up of the three Board Members of Live It BIG, Inc. and Diane Barber of Diverse Works. Designs can be submitted in paper form as well as long as it is post-marked by August 20th. Mail submissions to 4108 Lillian St., Unit D, Houston, TX 77007.

3. Announcement of Selected Designs: We will announce the selected designs on August 31, 2011. We will make a formal announcement on our website,

4. Keg Must Remain Functional: We envision that these kegs will be bid upon by local home brewers who will want to use them in their normal brewing and beer storage processes. Thus, the kegs’ integrity must remain intact – i.e. you can’t puncture the vessel, lessen the thickness of the keg wall, nor should you do anything that would impede the functionality of the keg collar (the place where you attach the keg pump, etc.). Also, since beer typically tastes better cold, the keg will still need to fit in a refrigerator or typical trash can after the artist is done with his/her design. Other than that, feel free to go to town with your design.

5. Rights To Photos: All artists will retain the rights to photos of the kegs for any use other than for sale. Rights to the photos will be shared by the artist and Live It BIG, Inc. and the ultimate purchaser of the keg. Keg ownership will transfer to the silent auction winner upon payment and all rights by Live It BIG, Inc. to the keg (other than photographic) cease at that time. Artists agree that the kegs provided to them are on loan only and that they retain no rights of ownership to the kegs at any time.

6. Taking Possession of the Keg: Artists will be given their kegs by appointment on Sept 1, 2 or 3rd.

7. Final Product Due: Kegs must be completed and delivered to 4108 Lillian St., Unit D, Houston, TX 77007 by Nov. 1, 2011. We will post photos of the kegs on our website and will also post short biographies of each artist along with the inspiration behind the keg design and any other information the artist deems important in interpreting his/her design. We hope to partner with a local media group to publish the photos, artist bios and the purpose of the kegs to a larger audience. However, we do not have this lined up at this time and we may not be able to secure such publicity.

8. Free Passes: Each artist whose design is selected will be given 2 VIP passes to the Monsters Of Beer Charity Festival provided the artist and his/her guest is 21 years old as of Nov 12, 2011 (no one under 21 can be admitted). VIP passes aren’t available to the public for purchase, and are only available to media, brewery personnel and volunteers, so you get all the perks of a VIP without the responsibility of any actual duties during the event. The pass entitles you to enter via a VIP entrance, access to the Brewers/Volunteers area where there will be private toilets, food, water and other amenities. There will be bands, food pairing events, and more.

Call to Artists Dallas Bath House Cultural Center
The Bath House Cultural Center and the White Rock Lake Museum are seeking artwork in small scale for the upcoming exhibition, “The Lady.” The exhibition, inspired by the old myth of the Lady of White Rock Lake, will run from October 15, 2011 to January 28, 2012.


The following is a version of the Lady of the Lake tale. Artists, however, may find it helpful to read other accounts of the story by searching the story online or by consulting with others who have heard the legend.

“A well-known White Rock Lake legend is the story of the Lady of the Lake. According to the story, the ghost of a young woman appears at night, dripping wet in eveningwear. A car passes along the road circling the lake stops when the young woman tells the driver she has had an accident and needs to get home. The driver takes the woman to the address given, and when the driver arrives, the girl is gone, leaving only a waterlogged seat. The driver then learns after knocking on the door of the house that the young woman died by drowning when she fell out of a boat on the lake at night many years ago.”

To download a complete exhibition prospectus, please visit the Bath House Cultural Center’s online News Center at

Call for Entries: VSA Texas 3rd Annual Holiday Show

VSA Texas invites all artists with disabilities living in Texas to submit artwork to this exhibition. There is no entry fee and 2D and 3d works in all media are eligible, including CDs, literary works, visual art, and crafts. This is a holiday show so we are looking for smaller gift items or pieces with a range of prices for shoppers.

Deadline: October 4, 2011

VSA Texas, the state organization on arts and disability, is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization that works to create a society where people with disabilities learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. Our mission is to promote the creative power in people with disabilities by working with all community members to facilitate full access to the cultural and educational arts.

Contact April Sullivan at 512-323-6626 or for an entry form.

Call to Artists Red Space Gallery Austin Seeks Show Proposals

Red Space is an apartment gallery in Austin, TX. Red Space seeks to diversify the Austin art scene by focusing on the work of emerging artists and encouraging challenging new work in a non-traditional setting. Red Space is devoted to showing artists exploring experimental methods, high concept, as well as dynamic traditional work.

Propose a solo or group exhibition at Red Space:

Please email your CV, artist’s statement, and proposal along with 5-10 images that clearly represent your work as a whole. Be sure to include your contact information (if you have a website where your work and CV can be viewed, a link will suffice instead of emailing your information and images.) All documents and images must be attachments, send to Artists selected for exhibition will be chosen by Caitlin G. McCollom unless there is a juried exhibition or guest curator.

The space is 10 feet by 10 feet (a cube) with a sliding door closet on one wall and a small 3×4 window on the opposite wall of the closet. We can put up auxiliary walls if you need the closet and window covered. The ceiling is 8 feet high. The floor is wood laminate.

Proposal format:

Your proposal should briefly detail what your exhibition would be, including the medium of your work, and any special circumstances (for example, if your work requires a lot of technology, is extremely messy, loud, or bloody I need to know.) Your proposal should also include a concise concept statement.

Keep in mind Red Space is roughly the size of a bedroom and cannot accommodate very large projects. Refer to the “about” page for information on the kind of exhibitions featured at Red Space Gallery. Send all documents for consideration to

Call to Artists Houton Gallery Looking for Artists

New gallery looking for artists that have our environment in mind when creating.

The gallery is especially seeking those creating functional art. If you're a local Houston artist using found or recycled materials in your work, please send your artist statement, CV & images of your work (or link to view) to

Bob Ross (waka flocka Hard In Da Paint) -- Thanks Snuffles

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

This is the Artiest Shit I've Seen in A While

Passion Pit - Cuddle Fuddle

Flight Facilities - Crave You (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)

From S Chuck McCarter


Art is my mind at play. Colors, shapes, surface textures are my sandbox from which my content emerges. I enjoy making art. It soothes my soul and allows me to escape into to the world of my experiences real and unreal. The concepts for my work come from childhood stories, fairy tales, ancient historical epics, the Bible, stories from Native Americans and observations of daily life and its oddities that I find interesting. I enjoy observing people, animals, nature, etc., and incorporate what I see into my pieces, combining disparate elements to make a whole. Colors and shapes of Mexico and ancient artifacts from Egypt, Europe, Africa, and the United States provide me with infinite subjects.

I mainly work intuitively, letting the piece tell me what it wants to become. Many times I will start on a piece with a specific concept or drawing in mind, and as I am creating the piece it will evolve into something different than what I had first envisioned. In a sense a dialogue is established with the work and myself. In the end, it all comes together.

Being a painter, color, texture, line and shape have always been the focal points of my existence. Growing up impoverished, I needed my imagination to escape the drabness of my childhood. The vivid pictures in my head replaced the bland images of my immediate surroundings. Color and shape have always helped to bring objects to life, for me, more than any other aspect of its being. Size and mass and texture have always taken a backseat to hue and line. The majority of my work encompasses my own beings. While not an original subject, these beings serve to illustrate my content. These beings are the most alluring, mysterious and beautiful muses that I know. There’s a reason so many people are captivated by the challenge of bringing their own vision to an old source of (history, epics) inspiration! It’s those beautifully compelling subtleties of these forms, barely perceptible to the inattentive eye, that are the stuffs of my work: the arch of a neck, the angle of the head, large black eyes and brown skin, large expressive lips, the line of a stance, the hand as tools for conveying or touching. These nuances are the things that have me RUNNING, anxiously and breathlessly, to my easel, paint brush in hand. Detail is wonderful. For me, though, creating artwork with a LACK of detail has always been tremendously inspiring and challenging. Simple shapes and delicate but powerful colors intricately balanced. This is the goal. Any observer can make out a forest if every leaf and branch is painstakingly rendered. In my mind, such overstatement is an insult to the aesthetic observer. Adhering to the ‘less is more’ tenet, I invite the viewer to bring their own experiences in their interpretation of something to which I aspire as more than just a pretty picture. I convey my vision with as much emotion as possible, via the elements, with as little detail as possible. Endeavoring to accomplish that delicate balance…. that’s the hard part…. that’s the fun part. It’s that ‘fun’ part that yearns me to paint every day.