Thursday, November 17, 2016

On Saturday, November 19, Afterimage Gallery will be very pleased to begin a show of landscape images by nationally known photographer Joyce Tenneson. This show is a departure from her well known nude and semi-nude portraiture, which we exhibited here over 32 years ago.

Our show is entitled Trees and the Alchemy of Light. It consists of quiet, mood-evoking photographs of trees in soft light, and all the prints have a gold tone, resembling earlier prints when she actually applied gold leafing.

Of this work she says, "Trees, throughout history, have inspired deep symbolic meaning in cultures around the world. The "tree of life" metaphor expresses the mystical concept that all forms of life are interconnected. When we stand with the trees, we feel we are part of them, and they are part of us. They give us a sense of belonging to the greater universe."

Joyce Tenneson's (born 1945) photographs have been in some 150 exhibitions throughout the world. Her prints can be found in many museum and private collections. She has authored 15 books and has been on numerous magazine covers. A poll in American Photo magazine ranked her among the 10 most influential women photographers in history. She makes her home in Maine. Our show ends January 17, 2017.

For more information contact Ben Breard at 214-871-9140.

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Location:Joyce Tenneson Trees and the Alchemy of Light

Dallas non profit grant

Non-profit Organizations, Schools, School Districts, Libraries, PTAs, Cities, and Artists

Grant Money Available for Arts-Related Programs - Deadline 11/30

Arts Council Northeast, in partnership with Texas Commission on the Arts, is offering grants for arts-related programs to schools, ISDs, 501(c)3 non-profit organizations, cities, and individuals located in the 16 cities we serve. These cities include Bedford, Colleyville, Euless, Grapevine, Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst, Keller, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Saginaw, Southlake, Trophy Club, Watauga, and Westlake.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Grants will be awarded in the 1st quarter of 2017.
Online grant applications are available at

If your organization is outside our area of service and provides an arts-based program that benefits our 16-city area, please submit an inquiry letter describing your program or project prior to submitting an application.

Through its grant program, offered yearly, Arts Council Northeast is able to offer financial support for arts-related programs in North Tarrant and Southern Denton Counties. Since 1997, Arts Council Northeast has partnered with the Texas Commission on the Arts in generating over $1.5 million in funds spent in support of the arts in our communities.

Raising money for the arts is an ongoing commitment and service that Arts Council Northeast provides through matching grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts and fundraising events that occur throughout the year. Projects the grant money has helped fund include iPads for Progressing Pianists (Keller ISD), Special Weekend for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Imagination Celebration (BISD), and The Cliburn - Musical Awakenings program. Trinity Arts Guild, Regal Opera Company, ONSTAGE in Bedford, and the Northeast Orchestra are also past recipients of grants from Arts Council Northeast. We were pleased to award over $50,000 in grants to more than twenty 2015/2016 recipients. View complete list of past recipients here.

Any questions regarding Arts Council Northeast's grant application should be directed to Bobbie McFarland at 817-283-3406, ext. 301 or

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Now Accepting Applications to Art on Paper 2017 NYC

Art on Paper returns to Manhattan's Pier 36 in March 2017 for the fair's anticipated third edition. Featuring 75 top galleries presenting paper-based art, Art on Paper demonstrates the diversity of its medium with significant projects exploring, expanding, and re-imagining what a work on paper can be.

To learn more about Art on Paper Edition 3 and to apply visit

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Bedford Art Festival

In collaboration with the Bedford Cultural Commission, the City of Bedford presents ArtsFest, a family friendly event to promote and celebrate the arts in Bedford. This festival will feature artists, musicians and performers who contribute to the vibrant heritage of the North Texas region.
Enjoy an assortment of food trucks, craft beers, wine, musical entertainers and art of all shapes and sizes at the historic Boys Ranch Park. In years past, the city has seen a tremendous outpouring of residents and guests supporting this endeavor and we hope to continue with the tradition.

In the heart of the city’s cultural district, the third annual Bedford ArtsFest will take place April 8th, 2017 at the Bedford Boys Ranch Park. Coinciding with the City of Bedford’s Easter Egg Celebration, families can enjoy the Easter festivities and continue over to the ArtsFest for free entertainment and activities. The Bedford ArtsFest is a single-day event that adds vibrancy to mid-cities by creating opportunities for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to celebrate the arts of North Texas.
Artists of all varieties and skills will have an opportunity to display and sell artwork at ArtsFest.

Please see information below.
Free to Attend
April 8th 2017
10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.
Boys Ranch Park, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr
The 3rd Annual Bedford ArtsFest
Juried Art Selections
Local and Regional Craft Vendors
Emerging Arts Display
Family and Adult Arts Activities
Live Music & Entertainment
Craft Beer & Wine

Juried Artists: Artists who would like their material to be reviewed and approved by a jury of professional artists, for a chance to win cash prizes please register through Call for Entry. The deadline to apply for jury consideration is March 17th, 2017. Artists approved by the jury will have the opportunity to exhibit and sell art indoors, in the designated jury selected area.

Application Fee: $10, non-refundable, due at time of application.
Deadline to Submit Application: 5:00pm, March 17th, 2017
Prizes: The jury will award a Best of Show: $300; Runner Up: $200; and Second Runner Up: $100

Marketplace Artists and Vendors: Artists and Craft vendors interested in exhibiting and selling at the Bedford Artsfest are welcome to register to be featured in the outdoor Arts Marketplace by completing the application on the

website below.

The deadline to apply for a booth is April 5th, 2017. Booth spaces are limited - grab one now before they are all gone!

Booth Fees:
Single Booth Space, 10’x10’: $50
Double Booth Space, 10’x20’: $100
(Optional) Tent Rental Fee: $50
(Optional) Electricity Use Fee: $25

For more information please visit

For questions please call Jeff Florey at 817-952-2317 or email at or Charlenia Walsh at 817-952-2300, email

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Call to artists Austin

Govalle Neighborhood Park Pool Improvements
Request for Qualifications

Budget: $45,800
Deadline to apply: Thursday, October 27, 2016, 5:00 pm
Eligibility: Austin Metro Area

AIPP seeks to commission a permanent exterior public artwork that reflects the history of the neighborhood and creates an iconic location marker at the entrance of the Govalle Park Pool, located at the corner of Shady Lane and Bolm road in east Austin.

The artwork must be accessible to the public without entering the pool area, should enhance the identity and visibility of the pool, and may create a seating opportunity near the entrance of the pool. A range of materials and conceptual approaches are welcome for this commission as long as the parameters of the project are met.

Call AIPP project manager Anna Bradley at (512) 974-7841 for more information.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Color Me Empowered and Tres Reyes Fine Art Productions announce I LOVE ART 2016 Art Auction

Color Me Empowered and Tres Reyes Fine Art Productions announce

I LOVE ART 2016 Art Auction

DALLAS, TX – I LOVE ART 2016 Art Auction is a high-end pop-up art fundraiser featuring some of Dallas' professional painters, sculptors, photographers and more. Every artist was selected for his or her unique connection to Dallas. This is an unconventional type of art auction because Color Me Empowered has agreed to split the sales with the artist. 50% will benefit Color Me Empowered and 50% will go back to the artist. We are expecting 60+ works of art created specifically for this art auction. All local artists are encouraged to attend our event and sign up to participate in next years I LOVE ART 2017 Art Auction. Dallas artist, George Mendez, will be live-painting an oil on canvas to be auctioned at the end of the night. Music by DJ DAPOW.

This art auction is one night only, free to attend and open to the public.

A $10 donation, at the door, is suggested to assist Color Me Empowered’s community efforts.

November 10, 2016



The Gallery at The Continental Lofts

3311 Elm St.

Dallas, TX 75226

I LOVE ART 2016 Art Auction is produced and curated by George Fowler and Frank Garcia III with Tres Reyes Fine Art Productions.

For more information about I LOVE ART 2016 Art Auction, visit:


Ruben Ramirez, Steven Hamilton, JD Moore, Francisco Javier, Bob Poe, George Mendez, George Fowler, FGIII, Mikki Mallow, Michael Ledoux, Treva Gilkey, Hal Samples, Jonathon Gonzalez, Michael Schaper, Ross von Rosenberg & Lauren von Rosenberg, Izk Davies, Johnny Hawkins, Emily Hawkins, Jenn Lefleur, Chet Cade, Roxanne Noel, Francois Showgreen, Daniel Yanez, Jeff Skele, Richard Ross, Judith Lea Perkins, Steven Reeves, Erin Reeves, Michael McPheeters, George Wallace, Clint Scism, Venus, Jessica Criscoe, Vincent Figueroa, Minji Watrous, Travis Stinson, Iris Candelaria, Kevin Gilmore, Carmen Menza, Leona Perez, Andres Jojola, Sonia Semone, Favio Moreno, Andrea Davis, Christopher Bingham, Simon Waranch, Steve Lawrence, James Zamora and more…

CONTACT: Kristen Elizabeth Rice Jackson, 214.729.2499

Frank Garcia III, 972.730.2257

COLOR ME EMPOWERED is a 501c3, based in Dallas, TX, empowering at-risk children while improving neglected communities through public art. Kristen Elizabeth Rice Jackson founded Color Me Empowered in 2009. Their projects tie-in cross-curricular activities, such as math, writing, and creative problem solving with real-world applications to the subjects students are learning in school. They work on designing civic art projects for a very low cost. They believe that giving children the opportunity to improve their immediate community will enable them to appreciate the power that art can have and the ability within themselves to bring about positive change to their direct communities. They work with a team of highly qualified artists, designers, teachers and contractors to provide children with the very best resources to teach them basic art skills while creating public art pieces.

KRISTEN ELIZABETH RICE JACKSON grew up in rural South Texas. After finishing her BFA at Baylor University in 2002, she moved to Dallas and began teaching elementary art in Dallas ISD in 2005. After several years at Polk Elementary, she was impressed by how her students continued to rise to the artistic challenges she put before them. She did a school-wide public art project with her students and the results were so fantastic, she decided to organize Color Me Empowered, along with Chavalia Mwamba and Amy Kilpatrick, to help facilitate more student-created public art projects throughout the city. In addition to running Color Me Empowered, Kristen is an artist who works in several mediums. While lately she has been focusing almost entirely on metal sculpture, she continues to draw and paint, which are her artistic foundations. Her art is motivated by the human struggle, striving to reveal universal emotions with earnestness and distinction. She believes in the redemptive quality of all things and tries to reflect this belief in all her work.

TRES REYES FINE ART PRODUCTION is directed by Frank Garcia III and George Fowler. We focus on top-level fine art exhibition, art representation and art consulting/advising. Our mission is to empower our artists with the necessary professional tools to drive their business and create worth through their art. We have over 20 years experience in curating art exhibitions, pop-up art shows, art auctions/fundraiser’s and managing residential/commercial art projects.

GEORGE FOWLER is a professional sculptor and Partner at Tres Reyes Fine Art Productions. In 2014, he obtained his MFA from the New York Academy of Arts with a focus on figurative sculpture. Fowler has been working as a professional sculptor in Dallas for over ten years. His sculptures have been featured at Kettle Art, Hal Samples Gallery, Rising Gallery, Ross Akard Gallery and the Affordable Art Fair in NYC. His work began attracting critical attention in 2008 from a solo show at Hal Samples Gallery. Fowler is also a curator and is most recognized for his award winning pop-up exhibitions:



- SAVAGES 2016.

FRANK GARCIA III is an artist/painter | curator/advisor at FGIIIArt and Partner at Tres Reyes Fine Art Productions. FGIIIArt was founded in 1998 as an umbrella organization dedicated to establishing unity within the Dallas arts as well as instilling purpose and vision into the work of the individual artist.

Garcia’s most notable shows, exhibitions and projects include:

- 2007 YOUR ELEMENT partnered with D Magazine

- 2008 OBELISK partnered with NTBCA

- 2008 D-ART SLAM partnered with D Magazine

- 2009 OFF THE GRID partnered with Kobes Arts

- 2009 Art Chair for ART+ADVOCACY, a DCAC art auction

- 2010 I AM WOMAN partnered with Rising Gallery

- 2010 WELL VERSED partnered with TractorBeam Gallery

- 2011 WONDER YEARS a SourGrapes exhibition

- 2010-2011 FGIIIArt was lead art consultant and responsible for the room art acquisition for the OMNI HOTEL Dallas Project

- 2012 JORDAN WINERY 4 ON 4 ART COMPETITION partnered with D Magazine

- 2016 SAVAGES partnered with Madison Partners & Arts+Culture Texas

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Location:Dallas Texas



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Department of Economic and Cultural Affairs

Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas

1210 River Bend Dr., Dallas, TX  75247

(214) 932-0626 / 25







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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

RCA Announces Its First Workshops in Dubai

RCA Students Gabriella Geagea and Anne Sophie Geay, Wearable Shelter, 2016.
The Royal College of Art (RCA), voted again in 2016 as the world’s leading art and design university, will host design workshops during Dubai Design Week, giving a unique opportunity for design professionals, students and enthusiasts, to partake in one-day courses covering an array of design disciplines.

Courses are limited to 25 people and Dubai Design Week, in partnership with Dubai Design District (d3), will subsidize Dubai’s creative community to attend. Click here for details.
Courses include:
Interior Design pop-ups 
Tuesday 25th October
Workshop presenting the past, present and future of interior design pop-ups. Participants will work on proposing pop-up solutions to spatial challenges.
Curating Design
Wednesday 26th October
Workshop introducing current questions and practices affecting design curation and the making of exhibitions, through case studies and practical exercises.
Products for Spaces - Industrial Design 
Thursday 27th October
Workshop exploring the influence of manufacturing technology on product design. Participants will also learn furniture and lighting design techniques.

More details and registration can be found at
For inquiries:
Alex Schweder, Rehearsal Space, 2013.

Art Opening / WALL Gallery

art opening

October 15, 2016

WALL Gallery

Cynthia Chartier is a Dallas artist whose career has spanned for over 2 decades, creating mixed media paintings and sculpture.  This art exhibitions pays homage with a series of portraits to the artists Chartier has drawn influence, technique and inspiration. Please join us for this opening reception Saturday, October 15th from 5-8pm. This exhibition will be on view through November 15, 2016.
For more info call 214-749-0015
You can visit our FaceBook event page HERE

1529 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX 75207

Thursday, October 6, 2016

TITLE: OPEN CALL: apexart Unsolicited Exhibition Program 2017-18

DEADLINE: October 31, 2016


apexart is accepting proposals for its Unsolicited Exhibition Program (UEP) beginning October 1. Winning proposals will be presented at apexart’s New York City space as part of next season’s exhibition program. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level or location, are invited to submit ideas online from October 1 - 31, 2016.


•   The Submission Process: Proposals should describe focused, idea-driven, and original group exhibitions. They cannot exceed 500 words and must be written in English. No biographical information, CVs, links, or images should be included within the application - just describe the exhibition you want to create and why. Projects are judged by the strength of their ideas and the organizer’s ability to communicate, rather than by familiar names or past accomplishments. 


•   The Selection Process: An international jury, composed of more than 150 individuals from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, rates the proposals. Submissions are rated online, where their order is randomized and submitter information is removed. Rather than convene a small panel to review hundreds of ideas, we use a system of crowd-sourcing wherein many jurors each review a subset of proposals. Our exhibition season is intended to be merit-based and compelling to both our established followers as well as to a wider audience with diverse interests, and our jury composition assures this. apexart does not influence the results of the jury. The organizers of the three highest-ranked proposals receive funding for the proposed exhibition as well as an honorarium, and work closely with the apexart team to turn their idea into an apexart exhibition.


To submit an exhibition proposal, visit before October 31.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Call to Artists Dallas

“The Final Encore”
Annual Día de los Muertos Exhibition 2016 

Entry Deadline: Friday, October 14, 2016 by 5 pm

The Latino Cultural Center is seeking artists for it's Día de los MuertosExhibition.
“The Final Encore” is the theme for this year’s annual Día de los Muertos exhibition designed to showcase artists in our community through altars and art work. The exhibition hopes to highlight work that is reflective of the theme of giving our deceased loved ones a final encore, a celebration of all that they represent. 

Exhibition Timeline

Submission deadline: Friday, October 14, 2016 by 5 p.m. Not a postmark deadline Entries received after the deadline will not be accepted. 

Notification of acceptance: Saturday, October 15, 2016 (by email)

Delivery of artwork: Tuesday, October 18- Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10 am to 5 pm

Exhibit opening: Saturday, October 29, 2016, 12 pm during the Día de los Muertos Festival. Artist reception and dance, 6-11 pm.

Exhibition datesOctober 29 – November 5, 2016

Pick-up artwork: Tuesday, November 8- Saturday, November 12, 2016, 10 am to 5 pm. Altars need to be picked up by Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 5-9 pm or Tuesday, November 8 from 10 am-5 pm.


• Artists must reside in the City of Dallas or within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex

• Any medium will be considered; however, artists who exhibit artwork that requires the use of special equipment (computers, projectors, multimedia devices, etc.) will be responsible for providing such equipment for the duration of the exhibition

• Size limit for 3D artwork will not exceed 15 feet (length + width + depth), with the longest side of the piece not exceeding 7 feet

• For 2D artwork, the longest side cannot exceed 7 feet

• Altars cannot exceed 6 ft. x 6 ft., and only battery powered candles will be allowed

How to Submit Entries

Please submit the following for consideration:

• Completed Artist Entry Form (please email for the form)

• Artists statement of 50 words or less - how your piece relates to this year's theme

• Artists may submit up to three different artworks to be considered (.jpeg format)

• Entries may be submitted via email, mail and/or in person to: Jessica Trevizo at, or 2600 Live Oak St. Dallas, TX 75204

• For altars, submit/email an altar proposal and how it relates to this year's theme

• Incomplete submissions will not be considered


• Artists will be notified of acceptance by October 15, 2016 via email

• Works must be ready for display, including framing and a secure hanging device, if applicable. Artwork that is not suitable for hanging/displaying will not be included in the exhibition

Delivery of Artwork

• • Artwork must be delivered to the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX 75204 between Tuesday, October 18-Saturday, October, 22, 2016, 10 am-5 pm.

• Mailed entries should arrive at the LCC by the deadline

For entry forms, please contact

Jessica Trevizo, 214-670-7952

Bayou City Arts Festival Houston Texas

The festival is only two weeks away!

Get excited!

With over 300 artists, 15 food trucks and vendors, live entertainment and some fantastic nonprofit partners for our Children’s Creative Zone, this festival is going to be a 45th Anniversary blowout! 

We have lots of new ways to enjoy the festival this year! You can save on tickets for the entire family with a Family Pass or get a 2-Day Pass and visit the festival both Saturday and Sunday! 
Get your tickets!
10 Yummy Food Trucks 

We still need you! 

There are volunteer shifts available for the following positions:

Festival Load-In - help us get all of our artists in place on Friday night and ready for a great festival

Festival Load-Out - help us get everyone loaded out on Sunday night after a great festival

Greeters - welcome our patrons to the festival with big smiles

Patron Art Pick-Up - monitor amazing artwork for folks that are taking home something special

Ticket Takers - help get our patrons in the gates quickly

Ushers - show our volunteers to their stations so they're prepared for their shifts

Volunteer Relief - help keep our volunteers hydrated and happy so they can continue helping to run the festival

We especially need volunteers for the afternoon shifts, and for Sunday.
The deadline to sign up is October 2nd(Group sign up deadline is Monday)

Sign up to Volunteer
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Friday, September 16, 2016

North Texas Giving Day

Get Up & Give - North Texas Giving Day!

It's almost here! Shining Stars Luncheon 9/23
We know your inbox has been flooded with reminders of North Texas Giving Day (ours have!). AND we know there are many more to come. 

North Texas Giving Day is an online giving event for people to come together to raise as much money as possible for North Texas nonprofits on one day:  

We don't mean to add to your inbox woes, but it is our sincere hope that on Sept. 22, as a valued member of our creative family, you will think of Arts Council Northeast and how important you are to providing more than 50 free concerts a year, through our MasterWorks series, that everyone in our communities can enjoy. Your gift also helps to bring "Art on Wheels" to seniors, children in hospitals, and veterans as a fun, creative art-therapy with our local artists. We are grateful for every dollar and gift that helps us to provide scholarships for children who are financially unable to attend Summer Arts College so they can enjoy a week of art and theater camp at no cost to their family. 

You also can help the Arts Council win an additional $10,000 grant from 
the Gene & Jerry Jones Foundation if you vote for Arts Council Northeast as the People's Choice at the Luke Wade concert on Sept. 22

When you donate on #NTXgivingDay Sept. 22, your gift above $25 will go further with added funds from the Communities Foundation of Texas. 

So, if you haven't given this year, or you would like to give again, Sept. 22 is the day to give!

Please mark your calendar, leave yourself a voice mail, set a reminder on your phone/computer/iPad -- whatever will remind you that on Sept. 22, it's time to Get Up & Give to support free music concerts, Art on Wheels, and Summer Arts College!

We can't wait to be a part of such a BIG day! See our #WhyIGive photo album on facebook and tell us why you give to Arts Council Northeast.

Thank you from your friends at the Arts Council,
Lee, Bobbie, Mary, Dylan, and Chelsea
Arts Council Northeast


NEXT WEEK! #ShiningStarsLuncheon
Get your tickets today!
September 23, 2016 - HURST CONFERENCE CENTER
Reception and Silent Auction - 10:30 a.m
Ballroom Doors Open - 11:30 a.m.

This is our 20th annual luncheon, celebrating extraordinary volunteers from over 30 area nonprofits. 

Let us know you're attending and invite your friends! 

Get a sneak peek at the fabulous works of art generously donated to our Silent Art Auction.  You can bid on the art, event if you can't make it to the luncheon!  Bid on art here

During the silent auction we will also offer unique items from arts patrons and some of the finest retailers in the community.

Come early to see your friends and place your bids before the ballroom doors open for lunch! During lunch, a raffle* and live auction add even more excitement to the event!  
Want your head-start chance to win some awesome items in our raffle?

Buy raffle tickets online here! $10 each or 3 for $20
Need not be present to win. Drawing held at luncheon on September 23.

  • Shun Cutlery Classic 8-Pc. Epicurean Block Set: $750 Value - Donated by Fonda Martin
  • $500 VISA Card - Donated by Woodhaven Bank
  • $500 VISA Card - Donated by Joan Matzke
  • Mystery Gift Cards $500 Value - Donated by Shining Stars Committee
Know someone who would be interested in our Shining Stars Luncheon?
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