Friday, April 28, 2017

Linda Sue Price | Enlightened Systems Los Angeles Tag Gallery

Exhibition: May 16 - June 10
Reception: Saturday, May 20, 5-8 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, June 3rd, 3 pm

TAG Gallery
5458 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

On May 16th, TAG Gallery will premiere its new location in Miracle Mile with neon artist Linda Sue Price’s solo exhibition “Enlightened Systems.” Price’s show is a reaction to the escalating prevalence of Alt-facts in American and Western culture as a systematized effort to delegitimize truth, and ultimately respect.

Re-claiming vocabulary has been a method for activists to demand respect by creating their own boundaries and place in the world. Intentioned systems with a PR team invert such methods and create confusion. We can see the confusion caused by the inversion of Fake News to represent the delivery of information by mass media.

Price explores this inversion by focusing on weeds and the chemicals that keep them at bay. By using healing plants that can revive, she searches for potential balance and invokes the indigenous Great Plains medicine man, Black Elk’s, quote, “All things are our relatives.” To come to civility by abandoning humanity as a measurement for life.

Price is known for injecting her personal reflections to stimulate emotion and to manipulate how neon is perceived as a medium. All of the work in “Enlightened Systems” will be exhibited entirely on one wall to create a visible system of respect that will confront the viewer.

Linda Sue Price is also currently showing in the group exhibition, “Personal Narrative”, at Annenberg Community Beach House Gallery in Santa Monica and will be included in “Fresh 2017” at South Bay Contemporary’s SOLA Gallery in July.

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Location:Los Angeles

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Estate sales have become a common way for people to dispose of their parents' possessions after they die or move to assisted living. Over the course of a year, Norm Diamond visited countless estate sales in Dallas, Texas, photographing objects that evoke sadness, humor, and ironic commentary on American cultural history. The resulting images are gathered in Diamond's first monograph: What is Left Behind -- Stories from Estate Sales (Daylight Books, May 16, 2017).

The articles Diamond came upon defy conventional expectations: a science project from 1939, a century-old letter from a rejected lover, and a complete collection of Playboy magazines. Poignant photographs of these possessions reveal clues about otherwise unknowable people. They take on a life of their own, both in the images and in the idea they will now move on to new owners.

Diamond photographed items at the sales, and also bought objects that he took back to his home studio. There he used different lighting and backgrounds to alter or emphasize his interpretation of them. As his spending limit was $25 per purchase, he looked primarily at middle-class or working-class homes that reminded him of his Mid-Western upbringing. It was in these homes that he found the most intriguing things to photograph.

Wedding Night Negligee; Stetsons and Old Spice

In his introduction, Diamond describes how his previous 35-year career as an interventional radiologist helped him choose the items to photograph for this book. As a physician, Diamond would spend hours sifting through hundreds of computer images of each patient's anatomy in search of a few pictures showing abnormalities that, when discovered, could lead to life-saving treatments. This search technique, requiring quick yes/no decisions, aided him with the daunting task of singling out a few interesting items at each estate sale from hundreds of banal articles.

LBJ with Fishhooks; China Painting Palette

Some of the objects evoke Dallas, but it is also the Dallas of 1960, 1972, 1986, each home representing a time capsule. Objects include a plate featuring the face of President Lyndon Johnson with fishhooks on it, an old copy of the
Dallas Morning News with the headline "Thousands Pay Homage to Martyred President," referencing the assassination of JFK, and a closet shelf stacked with Stetson cowboy hats.

At the back of the book, Diamond provides some fascinating, sometimes humorous Endnotes on select images. Among them is one for the Playboy Collection pictured below. He writes: "The man running the sale asked $750 for the entire collection and refused to sell individual copies. That the magazines were spread out on the hearth was not lost on me."

Playboy Collection; Marilyn Puzzle

In her essay, Kat Kiernan writes: "The complexity of a person's life cannot be truly understood from their possessions alone, and Diamond makes no claims to such an understanding. Instead, he gravitates to scenes of sadness, humor, banality and absurdity to present broader ideas of what it means to be human. These unusual scenes, punctuated by price tags, signs, and awkward displays, remind us that when a life comes to an end, it does so with loose ends left untidy."

Everything Must Go; Off Limits

Related Programming:

An accompanying exhibition featuring images from What Is Left Behind will open at the Afterimage Gallery (2613B Fairmount Street, Dallas Texas, 75201) on May 20 and remain on view through Wednesday, July 12. There will be an opening reception and book signing with Norm Diamond on Saturday, May 20 from 7:30-9:30PM. For more information, go to:

Norm Diamond's photographs from What Is Left Behind - Stories from Estate Sales
have been shown at the Houston Center for Photography, the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY, and the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. Based on this series, he was named a finalist in the 2015 and 2016 Photolucida Critical Mass competitions. Work from his previous projects have been exhibited in juried group shows including A. Smith Gallery, TX, PhotoPlace Gallery, VT, Center for Fine Art Photography, CO, as well as several online galleries. His work has been featured on several blogs: Lenscratch, Elizabeth Avedon, aCurator,, and PDN Photo of the Day. Diamond is now a fulltime fine art photographer after a career in interventional radiology. He has studied with Debbie Fleming Caffery, Sean Kernan, Keith Carter, Arno Minkkinen, Aline Smithson and has been mentored by Cig Harvey. In addition to his teachers, he attributes much of his success in photography to his experiences as a physician. For more information, go to:

Kat Kiernan is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Don't Take Pictures, a print and online photography publication. As the former owner and director of The Kiernan Gallery, she has designed and managed numerous thematic exhibitions, curating both solo and pop-up shows. She has reviewed portfolios for Photolucida's Critical Mass, FotoWeek DC, and PhotoNOLA, and lectured on photography at various institutions. In 2015 she received the Rising Star Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community. Kiernan resides in Brooklyn, New York. She is the Assistant Director of Louis K. Meisel Gallery. She holds a BFA in photography from Lesley University College of Art and Design.

All photographs in this press release are copyright 2016 © Norm Diamond.
To view the book PDF, go here.

Daylight is a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing art and photography books. By exploring the documentary mode along with the more conceptual concerns of fine art, Daylight's uniquely collectible publications work to revitalize the relationship between art, photography, and the world-at-large. For more information, visit

ISBN-13: 9781942084372
128 pages, 10 x 10 inches
66 color photographs; $45.00 US

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Dallas Medianale Weekend at TheMAC@GreenZone

The MAC@Green Zone (161 Riveredge Dr. in the Design District) is pleased to be one of the hosts of the Dallas Medianale, a biennial exhibition presented by Dallas Video Association, featuring installations, performances, and screenings of experimental media at several venues across Dallas. The second installment of the acclaimed biennial provides a diverse selection of international and regional artists, presented through a weekend of events Thursday, April 27-Sunday, April 30 and a month-long exhibition and public art installation at The MAC@Green Zone Friday, April 28-Saturday, May 27.

This year's Dallas Medianale programming at The MAC includes audio-visual performances by Kristin Reeves, Limited Hangout, Karine Fleurima (Wikkid_Beat) on Fri, Apr 28, 7-11; the opening of exhibitions by Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain, Sean Miller, and Ian Haig, Sat, Apr 29, 7-11; and Dallas Ambient Music Nights on Sun, Apr 30, 9-11. La Fountain's Giizis Mooka'am (Sun/Moon Rise), Miller's Machine Biology 2017, and Haig's The Video Hole and Fleshify The World will be on view by appoinment through May 20.

Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain's work investigates urban indigeneity, ceremony, tradition, landscape, spirits, light, and photographic mediums. Giizis Mooka'am (Sun/Moon Rise) is a 16mm film project made as part of LaFountain's previous series, Waabanishimo (She Dances Till Daylight). The film, with sound by Jon Almaraz, is made in two parts - Giizis Mooka'am: Giiwe (Sun/Moon Rise: She Goes Home), and Giizis Mooka'am: Waabanishimo (Sun/Moon Rise: She Dances Till Daylight) - and will be shown as dual 16mm projections. The titles are in Ojibwa with English subtitles. These films bend time and collapse the space between the artist's current home, Los Angeles, and former home, Santa Fe-the ghost world and the world of the living.

Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain is a Los Angeles-based multimedia artist from Santa Fe, New Mexico. LaFountain's work investigates her mixed Jewish and Turtle Mountain Chippewa heritage, Feminism, ceremony, history, tradition, and photographic media in the contemporary world. Her films have shown in festivals and venues across the country and abroad, including Ga ni tha on the occasion of the 2015 Venice Biennale, ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Festival in Toronto, and the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in New York. LaFountain's photography has shown extensively and has won numerous awards, including the Ebner Trophy for International Excellence in Photography, and, in 2010 she was the first photographer to win the Santa Fe Indian Market Best of Classification award. Her first solo museum exhibit was mounted at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in the fall of 2015. LaFountain is a co-op member at the Echo Park Film Center, where she teaches 16mm film classes and curates screenings. She holds a BA from Hampshire College where she studied Experimental Film, Photography, and Native American Studies. In the spring of 2014 she received a dual MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Photography/Media and Film/Video. She currently manages the film school equipment facilities and is teaching alternative photographic processes at CalArts.

Also on display is public art installation, Machine Biology 2017, an application created by artist Sean Miller. Black and White cellular forms rapidly divide, merge, morph, and evolve. This work uses digital feedback and sculpted, chaotic data to produce ever-changing, stroboscopic, microbe-like imagery, while exploring the aesthetics of dynamical systems. The installation will be visible from Ervay Street, displayed in the second floor window of The MAC building.

Sean Miller is an artist working with video, sculpture, installation, live media, performance, and sound art. His work is a synthesis of media, which explores embodiment, dynamical systems, and synesthetic relationships. He is currently teaching New Media and Creative Computation at Southern Methodist University and the University of North Texas, where he received his Masters of Fine Arts in 2014.

Ian Haig works across media, from video, sculpture, drawing, technology based media and installation. Haig's practice refuses to accept that the low and the base level are devoid of value and cultural meaning. His body obsessed themes can be seen throughout a large body of work over the last twenty years. Previous works have looked to the contemporary media sphere and its relationship to the visceral body, the degenerative aspects of pervasive new technologies, to cultural forms of fanaticism and cults, to ideas of attraction and repulsion, body horror, the defamiliarisation of the human body and cartoon abjection.

His work has been exhibited in galleries and video/media festivals around the world. Including exhibitions at: The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne; The Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide; The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Artec Biennale - Nagoya, Japan; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Art Museum of China, Beijing; Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot, Germany. In addition his video work has screened in over 120 Festivals internationally. In 2003 he received a fellowship from the New Media Arts Board of the Australia Council and in 2013 he curated the video art show Unco at The Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles.

Performance artists:
Kristin Reeves has shown her interdisciplinary work internationally in museums, galleries, theaters, art events, and festivals such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn), and was included in the 26th European Media Art Festival's Best of the Festival program (Osnabrück). She has also collaborated in over 20 multimedia performances including the Tony Fitzpatrick American Trilogy and its epilogue, The Midnight City, at the Steppenwolf Garage Theater. Currently she is an Assistant Professor of Photo/Video/Intermedia Art at Ball State University where she can be found laser cutting 16mm film and managing her always-expanding projector collection. She earned her BFA in Fine Art Photography from Ball State University (2001) and her MFA in Art & Technology from the University of Florida (2012).

Limited Hangout is a collaborative new media project by artists Kyle Evans and Lucas Dimick from Austin, TX. The project explores narrative approaches to experimental electronic music and real-time video performance through animation, noise, and glitch aesthetics. Evans' extensive background in experimental electronic music and new media art practice fuses with Dimick's distinct animation and story telling method resulting in an expressive live performance employing original animated projections, lighting design, textural sound, and voice-over narration. Through this aesthetic, the duo explores concepts ranging from modern western militarization to planed obsolescence and technological waste.

Karine Fleurima (Wikkid_Beat) is a multi-disciplinary Avant-Performance artist. She utilizes electro music, vocalizations, movement, video and interactive media to create distinctive immersive environments. Fleurima investigates themes of cultural displacement and social ambiguity while incorporating elements of cultural cannibalism, Futurism and spiritual exploration. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Performance Structures & Techniques & Interactive Media from the CUNY BA program at Brooklyn College.

Dallas Ambient Music Nights is a monthly showcase of ambient and experimental electronic music founded and curated by Cody McPhail in January 2015. In the last two+ years, DAMN has been an important outlet for the increasingly vibrant experimental music community in Dallas and has notably paired its group of regular video artists with musicians to create an immersive space for contemplation and communal experience. This will be the 24th installment in the showcase.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Texas Contemporary 2017

Here is some information we have about the fair that's featured on our website:

Texas Contemporary, Houston’s leading contemporary and modern art fair, brings top galleries to the area’s discerning collector base. Now going into its seventh edition, Texas Contemporary 2017 will feature 75 exhibitors and an innovative program of special projects and public installations.

Last year, Texas Contemporary’s 15,000 visitors, the Houston Chronicle’s “savvy crowd of collectors, dealers, curators and artists,” were met with dazzling ON-SITE installations, a robust schedule of talks, tours, and events, and access to the best in modern and contemporary art from around the world presented by the country’s top dealers. The sixth edition of Texas Contemporary also welcomed the continuation of the fair’s dynamic partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs at The Mexican Consulate in Houston. Curated by Leslie Moody Castro, independent curator based in Mexico City, The Other Mexico highlighted Mexico City’s ground-breaking arts scene and aimed to make a tangible connection between the cities of Houston and Mexico City.

2017 will continue the fair’s relationship with Mexico City's art scene and its notable partnerships with Texas’ finest institutions and museums. With the support of the Houston community and the city’s galleries and institutions, Texas Contemporary looks forward to returning to the George R. Brown Convention Center for what looks to be the most compelling year yet.


Texas Contemporary 2017 will take place at:

George R. Brown Convention Center - Hall A3
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
Our Opening Night Preview is on:

Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:00pm to 10:00pm

6:00pm to 10:00pm
Exclusively for VIP and Preview Pass Holders

And Public Hours will be:

Friday, October 20 11:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, October 21 11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, October 22 12:00pm to 6:00pm

For more details about the fair, visit

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Art Call For A Group Exhibit At Gallery 25N

Extensive marketing of the artists and exhibit worldwide valued at $5,125

Call For Entries "Flowers, Plants & Gardens A 20 Artists Group Exhibit At Gallery 25N
"Shades Of Green"

Deadline: June 5, 2017 (Midnight EST) Details
Call to artists "Shades Of Green - Twenty artists will be selected for a group exhibit at Gallery25N online. The exhibit and all selected artists will be extensively marketed worldwide.

Theme and Selection:
"Shades Of Green" – The curators are looking for work based on art of any subject that is enhanced through various shades of green. The extent of the green color applied to the composition is not a factor of consideration in the judging of each piece. It is rather how effectively this color engages the viewer to enter the artist's narrative. Colors communicate a broad spectrum of emotions and expressions as well as a diverse range of symbolisms. All submissions for entry can be expressed from realism to abstraction.

Eligibility & Mediums:
This competition is open to all artists/photographers 18 years of age or older. Submissions for consideration can be expressed in any of the following aspects: representational, expressionism, surrealism, or abstraction. Entries must be created in any still medium: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital art, prints, fiber art, collage, installations.

Submission Deadline: June 5, 2017 (Midnight EST)
Curator Selection: June 12, 2017
Artist Notification: June 19, 2017
Exhibit Opens: July 7, 2017
Extensive Marketing of the Exhibit and Artists: & will extensively market the artists and their work in the exhibition worldwide. Details

Submission Fees:
Entry Fee: $25 for up to 3 entries $5 for each additional image. Participating artists can submit as many works of art as they wish for the curators' consideration.
Payments: All credit and debit cards are accepted through PayPal.

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CAC @ NorthPark On-site Workshop Series

In collaboration with NorthPark Center, CAC is now offering an going series of three-hour workshops exploring different art mediums every Tuesday through May 16th.

These extraordinary art experiences will be held in NorthPark's Nordstrom Court or outdoors in its beautiful greenspace, CenterPark.

Stained Glass (Instructor: Diane Flynn) - May 2nd 1-4pm
Study the ancient art form of stained glass window design using spring gardening colors.

Sketchbook Journaling (Instructor: Merry Fuhrer) - May 9th 10am-1pm
Explore botanical sketching to compose your personal journal so it's attractive and fun creating unique art pages to accompany your musings.

Mixed Media Painting (Instructor: VET) - May 16th 1-4pm
Design and develop your visual dialogue as you work across multiple media at one time creating a piece from concepts including imagery and symbolism.

Additional workshops for the remainder of the year are in the planning stages.

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Art Students to Receive 2017 DADA Scholarship Awards

April 26, 2017 -Dallas, Texas

The Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) will honor thirteen Booker T. Washington High School visual art students on May 11 from 6-9 p.m. The art exhibition opening and awards reception will be held at One Arts Plaza in the Dallas Arts District. Of the thirteen artists whose works will be on display, three will be recipients of the special scholarships.

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

"With the help of Terri Provencal of PATRON Magazine and our DADA Members, we are expanding the scope of the awards both in gifts and outreach," stated Cathy Drennan, Executive Director of DADA. "I am excited to announce this year's Excellence in Art Award for $1,000 has been made possible by a gift from Martin & Martin Design, a creative fine art services company that believes in the passion to be one's best. It is also our second year showcasing the student work at One Arts Plaza, thanks to the generosity of the Billingsley Co."

Our prestigious jurors, Don Hodges, Art Coordinator - The Billingsley Company; Mary Tomás - artist and owner Mary Tomás Gallery; and Kenneth Craighead - designer and owner Craighead Green Gallery, with the assistance of BTW visual arts coordinator Kyle Clark, selected works based on artistic originality, technique, presentation, and evidence of personal vision or voice. Three artists, whose work exemplifies confidence in their craft and a vision of their future goals will be awarded scholarships toward higher education in the visual arts.

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

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

CADD's Third Thursday Happy Hour TONIGHT Dallas

Held at a CADD Member Gallery Each Month

Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at a different CADD member gallery for a Happy Hour!

This month’s event will take place at 500X on April 20th from 5:30-7:00 pm

500 Exposition Avenue
Dallas TX 75226 USA


Familiarize yourself with the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas! Learn about our mission, scholarships, annual events, and other educational programs.

Learn about each gallery's current and upcoming exhibitions, meet the gallery owners and their staff, meet the gallery artists, and other like-minded, art lovers in the DFW area.

CADD’s 3rd Thursdays are FREE and proudly sponsored by:
Brooklyn Brewery and Arts+Culture Texas

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2017 Dallas Pottery Invitational


Friday Evening, April 21st
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy fine wines and hors d'oeuvres with
the artists while you shop. Music will be
provided by the Greg Ray Jazz Group.

We're super thrilled to have Trinity Ceramics Supply joining us again this year on Friday evening. They will be showcasing tools used by our featured artists as well as other popular ceramic supplies in their pop-up store. Come browse, learn and see first hand which tools our artists use to create these wonderful works of art.

The Creative Arts Center of Dallas has curated a delightful gallery exhibition showcasing eclectic works from their collection of current and past students. They will also present an informative process-to-product exhibit detailing an artist’s developmental exercise.

Saturday April 22nd
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Houndstooth Coffee, will be joining us Saturday and Sunday to serve tasty Lattes,
Cappuccinos and hot brewed coffee. Buy any clay drinking vessel and they’ll filler up for free with a hot brew while offering you 10% off any bag of their own special roast.

The Creative Arts Center of Dallas returns!

Sunday, April 23rd
Noon - 4 p.m.

Sage Blooms will join us again this year!
Come Sunday from Noon to 4:00 p.m. when they’ll be offering free flower arranging demonstrations and giving away free distinct personal creations to those who purchase any ceramic vessel that will hold water.

Houndstooth Coffee returns!

Returning guests who purchased wares on Friday or Saturday can use thier 15% off coupon on any clay purchase made on Sunday.


The Empire Room Located at 1225 N. Riverfront boulevard The Empire Room is a premier Dallas venue in the hip, blossoming community known as the Design District.

Plenty of free parking is located at the South end of the building. When traveling on Riverfront Blvd., turn West onto Howell Street then take an immediate right through the vacant lot. The parking will be on your right. Please follow the signs for the entrance to the event.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Kira Vollman | Ascending Intervals

Opening reception May 13, 6-10pm
On View May 9 - 28, 2017

The Neutra Institute Museum & Gallery
2379 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Kira Vollman, longtime contributor and collaborator in both the art and experimental music scene in Los Angeles, will present Ascending Intervals a solo exhibition at Neutra Institute and Museum in Silverlake opening May 13th, 6-10pm.

Vollman is a multi-media artist who mixes painting, photography, sculpture, sound and repurposed scrap to create surreal landscapes and soundscapes, sometimes bringing all of these elements together in one piece. Her exhibition at Neutra can be described as having the ability to transform and transcend. The items she uses in her work, whether it be a mundane home decor item or industrial surplus, scrap metal or tree branches waiting for a chipper, all become about personal transformation. The pieces/installation on view takes as its point of departure the idea of the spaces between—between materials, between structures, between thought and between meaning.

Drawing upon her background as a composer and musician, she often incorporates inter-active sonic elements into her installations and wall sculptures. While the title, Ascending Intervals, refers to a musical term for the intervals of a scale from one note to another, Vollman has appropriated the term as a metaphor for ascension which can be applied politically, spiritually, culturally and personally.

Kira Vollman is a Los Angeles based visual and sound/performance artist who is also the co-owner/director/curator at ARK, an Altadena gallery and performance space. She has performed and exhibited her works throughout Southern California, Europe, and Canada. Vollman has been included in exhibitions at Beyond Baroque, Side Street Projects, Armory Center for the Arts, Sylvia White Gallery and Dangerous Curve. Recently Vollman was interviewed by Kara Tome for GYST Radio.

In addition to creating visual works, Vollman has been active in the local experimental/avant-guard/improv music scene for over thirty five years, both as a multi-instrumentalist and a composer. Non Credo has been Vollman’s main musical outlet with her collaborator and fellow multi-instrumentalist Joseph Berardi.

For more information please visit her websites and

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Location:Los Angeles California

New American Paintings West Competition

West Competition
Entry Deadline: April 30, 2017 (Midnight EST)

Eligible Artists Living In States: AZ, CO, ID, MT, NE, NV, KS, ND, NM, OK, SD, TX, UT, WY

To apply online you will need to prepare four jpegs of your work (no larger than 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension) and a credit card for the entry fee of $50*. All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular and two-dimensional.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Spectacle Society: Martha Colburn's hand-made animated films + Q&A

The Spectacle Society presents:
hand-made animated films
by Martha Colburn
with artist Q&A

Tuesday, April 18th at 7:00pm
The Spectacle Society will present a screening of hand-painted and -collaged, animated films by internationally-acclaimed artist Martha Colburn, who will be in Dallas for discussion following the program.

Martha Colburn is based in Queens, New York and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her works deploy the language and materials of filmmaking to comment on popular culture, history, politics and sexuality. Her primary focus is on contemporary topics through a montage of techniques combining live action, animation and found footage. She creates elaborately layered collages, works on paper, paintings and installations, writings, and live performances with musicians.

A self-taught filmmaker, Colburn began in 1994 with found footage and Super 8 cameras and has since completed over 60 films. She also exhibits elements from her films and using slide projections and murals to create installations. Over the past twenty years, Colburn has worked with authors including 99 Hooker, Stephen O’Connor, Diana Wagman and others. For the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, she was invited to initiate the “New Frontiers” film and video installation program, with Meet Me In Wichita, and in 2008 she opened the Museum of Art and Design (NY) with a live performance of films and music. In 2013 her film Metamorfoza was invited to participate in the series “Visual Arts” by curator of the Collection de Bruin‐Heijn and was performed by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Her works are held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She is a 2015 recipient of a Creative Capital Award for film.

Spectacle Society is a Dallas-based collective of artists, writers, and curators who collaborate to bring innovative or historically important experimental film and video art works to the Dallas, TX area. For additional events and other info, click here.

Thanks to Eastfield College and University of Texas at Arlington for their generous support in helping to make this program possible.

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Location:Centraltrack Dallas

NY Art book fair

Printed Matter, Inc. presents
September 22-24, 2017
Preview: Thursday, September 21, 6-9pm

Exhibitor applications now open. Apply here!

Printed Matter presents the twelfth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 22-24, 2017, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens.

Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world's premier event for artists' books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines.

The 2016 NY Art Book Fair featured over 370 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions, and independent publishers from twenty-eight countries, and was attended by over 39,000 visitors.

This year's NY Art Book Fair will include an ever-growing variety of exhibitors - from zinesters in (XE)ROX & PAPER + SCISSORS and the Small Press Dome representing publishing at its most innovative and affordable, to rare and antiquarian dealers offering out-of-print books and ephemera from art and artist book history, plus the NYABF-classic Friendly Fire, focused on the intersections of art and activism.

NYABF17 will host an array of programming and special events, including: The Classroom, a curated engagement of informal conversations, workshops, readings, and other artist-led interventions, for the eighth year running, as well as The Contemporary Artists' Book Conference (CABC), in its tenth year, featuring two full days of conversation on emerging practices and issues within art-book culture.

Preview Thursday, September 21, 6-9pm
Friday, September 22, 1-7pm
Saturday, September 23, 11am-9pm
Sunday, September 24, 11am-7pm

MoMA PS1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY.

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Location:Long Island city queens

The annual Ceramics festival, hosted by the John Natsoulas Gallery

Experience a diverse assortment of ceramic art in one, central

Visit downtown Davis, CA, April 28-April 30th, when it
transforms into a mecca of over fifty exhibitions within a four block
radius, with an educational conference with lectures, workshops and

The annual Ceramics festival, hosted by the John Natsoulas Gallery

enters its 29th year and continues to bring the leading national and
international ceramic artists to Northern California for a weekend of
creative instruction and collaboration. Register now at:
This year's conference will feature captivating lectures and hands-on
demonstrations from celebrated artists: Eva Kwong, Lisa Clague, Bar
Shacterman, Kenjiro Kitade, John Balistreri and Dirk Staschke.
Supplementing the weekend already full of ceramics enjoyment are the
fifty exhibitions of ceramic art. The majority of these exhibitions
feature universities and colleges throughout the entire state.
No-where will you be able to see as many exhibitions in such a short
amount of time than you can from April 28-30th in Davis, CA. Because
the downtown area is intimately small and walkable, all of the events
are near-by and easy to find, allowing more time spent enjoying the
art and less time finding it!
The John Natsoulas Gallery will hold its annual gallery-wide 30
Ceramics Sculptors exhibition in concurrence with the conference.
The work will be on display from April 15-May 16, 2017. For more
information, schedules and conference registration, please visit

John Natsoulas Gallery
521 First Street
Davis, Ca 95618
John Natsoulas Gallery - Fine Art, Books, Private Events, Music, & Poetry

Presenting artist John Balistreri with his large scale works

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Location:Davis California

Turner house salon series spring 2017

Turner House Salon Series Spring 2017

Terror From the Sky - Mark Doty

The Dallas/Oak Cliff tornado of April 2, 1957 killed ten people and injured over 200 with a path of damage that stretched from South Polk Street, through Winnetka Heights, into West Dallas before finally lifting near Arlington Park/Love Field.

At the time it was one of the most photographed and filmed tornadoes that helped lead research in understanding and forecasting these deadly storms.
With the 60th anniversary of the storm approaching in 2017, Mark Doty, Chief Planner with the City of Dallas, is compiling information and stories for a comprehensive account of one of the most remembered, yet overlooked, events in modern Dallas and Metroplex history. Mark will recount the track of the storm with a special emphasis on destruction through Oak Cliff and Winnetka Heights.

Mark Doty, Chief Planner and Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Dallas, is a native of Abilene, Texas. Mark is an alum of Texas Tech University, and after a brief period in Columbia, South Carolina, moved to Dallas in June 2003. He has been employed with the City of Dallas since April 2006. Mark is the author of 'Lost Dallas' and co-author of 'John F. Kennedy Sites in Dallas-Fort Worth.'

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

DADA spring gallery walk April 22

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Bath House Gallery Walk Hours: (12-8 PM)

Free and open to the public

Don’t miss the 2017 DADA Spring Gallery Walk on Saturday, April 22 from noon to 8:00 PM. This is a great event for everyone from the art novice to the aficionado. Art enthusiasts, private and corporate collectors, artists, designers and visitors to Dallas can enjoy a full spectrum of gallery openings, special exhibitions and art talks.

The Spring Gallery Walk includes DADA member spaces representing art dealer galleries and nonprofit art organization art spaces.
The Bath House Cultural Center is a participating gallery of the Gallery Art Walk.

During Gallery Walk Day, the Bath House will present the exhibitions Perform La Femme and In This Day and Age. The workshop The Defining Self is also part of the Gallery Walk.

Three more gallery spaces of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Center—Latino Cultural Center, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, and Dallas City Performance Hall— are also participating members of DADA.

Art lovers will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of galleries and special exhibitions, lectures, and workshops during the Gallery Walk. Start at any member location and pick up a map. Hours at each gallery vary, so please see individual listings.

To download printable maps and to learn more about all the events related to the DADA Gallery Walk, please visit the Dallas Art Dealers Association’s website at

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Location:Dallas Texas

Free photography workshop Dallas April 22

Saturday, April 22, 2017
(4-6 PM)

Free and open to the public

Student registration is not required, but space is limited.

This workshop is presented by art photographers, Angilee Wilkerson and Jana C. Perez. The artists' exhibition, Perform La Femme, is on display at the Bath House Cultural Center through April 22.

CLICK HERE for more information about Perform La Femme.

Defining Self is a workshop that addresses topics such as the difference between portraiture and the “selfie,” crafting persona, the photographic truth, posture and performance, and how these topics relate to gender, psychology, fantasy, technology, branding, etc.

The workshop begins with a lecture that addresses a historical overview of self portraiture along with excerpts from contemporary essays on the phenomenon of the “selfie.” Additionally, the artists will review the idea of the gaze, cultural ideals of identity, and how one constructs identity through photography and social media. Following these overviews, a discussion will be generated that asks questions and elicits further dialogue on these topics.

Using photography, students will participate in an exploration of seeing and being seen with an emphasis on posture, persona and performance. The workshop will conclude with a final critique and discussion of the work produced by the students.

Materials needed:

Photographic camera (cell phones are acceptable).
Optional tripod and/or selfie stick.

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Location:Bath house Dallas

Friday, April 14, 2017

CADD 3rd Thursday's

Held at a CADD Member Gallery Each Month

Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at a different CADD member gallery for a Happy Hour!

This month’s event will take place at 500X on April 20th from 5:30-7:00 pm

500 Exposition Ave, Dallas TX 75226 USA

RSVP here

Familiarize yourself with the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas! Learn about our mission, scholarships, annual events, and other educational programs.

Learn about each gallery's current and upcoming exhibitions, meet the gallery owners and their staff, meet the gallery artists, and other like-minded, art lovers in the DFW area.

CADD’s 3rd Thursdays are FREE and proudly sponsored by:
Brooklyn Brewery and Arts+Culture Texas

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dallas Art Fair Schedule of events

Dallas Art Fair Kick-Off Party Honoring Mary Vernon
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Neiman Marcus, 1618 Main Street, Dallas, 75201
With a Patron Pass.

MTV RE:DEFINE Gala and Art Auction
7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass Street, Dallas, 75207
The MTV Staying Alive Foundation, together with The Goss-Michael Foundation and Dallas Contemporary, present the sixth annual MTV RE:DEFINE, a world-premiere art exhibition, auction, and gala featuring world-renowned contemporary artists curated by Neville Wakefield. Previous years artists included Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Julian Schnabel, Tracey Emin, Richard Phillips, Piotr Uklanski, Marc Quinn, Jim Lambie, Michael Craig Martin, Enoc Perez, Mario Testino, and Juergen Teller among others. The evening, hosted by Joyce Goss and Kenny Goss, chaired by Maxine Trowbridge along with Art Chairs Jerome Sans and CJ Jones, honoring Eric Fischl and celebrating Johnson Hartig of Libertine, will feature a live auction along with a special performance by ten time Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan. All proceeds will benefit Dallas Contemporary and The MTV Staying Alive Foundation, an international organization dedicated to stopping the spread of HIV among young people.
Tickets available for purchase

Online Preview Launch on Artsy
Starting March 30th, users can browse and inquire on artworks from Dallas Art Fair 2017 online at Artsy and the Artsy app for iPhone and iPad. The fair feature on Artsy will include comprehensive information about exhibiting artists and galleries and programming and visitor details.
Sign up for Artsy to be notified of the online preview launch and to customize your browsing preferences. Download the Artsy app for iPhone and iPad as a resource for navigating the fair on the go.

Nasher Prize Dialogues: Conversation with Pierre Huyghe
2:00 p.m.
Montgomery Arts Theater, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, 2501 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Nasher Prize Juror and Senior Curator at the National Gallery of Art, Lynne Cooke speaks with 2017 Nasher Prize Laureate Pierre Huyghe about his artistic philosophy and practice.

Nasher Prize Gala
Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
Celebrating the work of the 2017 Nasher Prize Laureate Pierre Huyghe, an artist whose work has had an extraordinary impact on the understanding of sculpture.
For tickets, contact or call 214.242.5169.

Fabrication Corridor Open Studios
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
414 Fabrication Street, Dallas, 75212
Explore the growing community of artist studios in West Dallas. Start at Erin Cluley Gallery and walk along the Fabrication Corridor to see some of Dallas’ most sought after artists. **CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER**

Dallas Art Fair Welcome Reception and Tour at NorthPark Center
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
NorthPark Center, 8657 N Central Expressway, Dallas, 75225
Nancy Nasher with NorthPark Center welcome the 2017 Dallas Art Fair participants for a private cocktail reception and tour of NorthPark’s acclaimed collection of 20th and 21st century art, featuring works by artists such as Henry Moore, Mark di Suvero, Andy Warhol, and KAWS. The evening will feature cocktails and conversation with Nancy Nasher and Dallas Arts Fair founder and NorthPark Luxury Ambassador, Chris Byrne.
With a Patron Pass.

Unexpected: Roundtable Conversation about Absurdity in Art
SITE131, 131 Payne Street, Dallas, Texas 75207
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Unexpected at SITE131 will make you laugh, cry, and wonder. Exhibition artists Cameron Schoepp and Jaime Tarazona will chat with area artists about the humor in their art. Curated by Joan Davidow, the founder|director gathers talents from Texas, United States and abroad whose work will surprise and delight you: Jaime Tarazona from Bogota, Colombia; Nina Katchadourian from the US; and Cameron Schoepp from Texas.

The Dallas Architecture Forum Presents:
Annabelle Selldorf: Founder, Selldorf Architects; New York City
Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood Street, Dallas, 75201
Check In 6:00 – 6:30 pm; Lecture at 6:30; Reception Following
Selldorf Architects is an internationally acclaimed New York based design firm that creates public and private spaces that manifest modern sensibilities with enduring impact. The firm’s stellar list of clients include cultural institutions such as the Frick Collection, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The Clark Art Institute, the Luma Foundation, and Neue Galerie New York. In addition, the firm has designed multiple locations for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth and other leading galleries, and has designed exhibitions for the Whitney, Frieze Masters and the Venice Art Biennale.
Presented in collaboration with the Dallas Art Fair.

The Power Station Exhibition Opening: Steven Parrino
3816 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX 75226
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dancing on Graves gathers painting, sculpture, work on paper and video from Steven Parrino’s short but robust career. A life cut short by a motorcycle accident at the age of 46, the artists’s body of work has become known for its energetic nihilism and significant contribution to the history of painting and the post-war American avant-garde.
With a Patron Pass.

Dallas Art Fair Collector Preview
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
With a Patron Pass.

The Karpidas Collection
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
1532 Hi Line Drive, Dallas, 75207
Begun by Pauline Karpidas in the 1970s, the Karpidas Family Collection is among the most renowned private holdings of art in the world. The current exhibition “La chute d’eau, le gaz d’eclairage…” features 30 highlights from the impressive collection by international artists including Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol, R. H. Quaytman, George Condo, Wols, Urs Fischer, Matthew Barney, Joseph Beuys, Shirin Neshat, Mike Kelley, Cy Twombly, Paul Thek, Matta, Sigmar Polke, Rosemarie Trockel, Pawel Althamer. Olivia Shao, an independent curator from New York, is the guest curator.
For exhibitors only.

Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Patron Pass (early access)
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Preview Gala Ticket
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
The Preview Gala, which benefits the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Contemporary, offers art patrons and Dallas’ top collectors the opportunity to preview and purchase exhibited works prior to the public opening of the fair.
Preview Gala tickets available for purchase online at

The Goss-Michael Foundation Breakfast, on view, Billy Childish, mountain view house
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 am
The Goss-Michael Foundation, 1305 Wycliff Avenue, Dallas, 75207
With a Patron Pass.

Heritage Auctions | The Morning After Breakfast
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 am
Heritage Auctions, 1518 Slocum Street, Dallas, 75207
Join Heritage Auctions for the Morning After Breakfast and Preview of Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples at their Design District Showroom. The preview includes works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, Robert Rauschenberg, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, and many other leading artists.
Visit for more information or call 214.409.1444. RSVPs not required, but welcomed.

Dallas Art Fair
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery – adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the revitalized downtown arts district – the 2017 Dallas Art Fair will feature over 90 prominent national and international art dealers and galleries representing painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists.

Forecasting: A selection of video works by Dallas Art Fair Gallery Artists presented by Aurora
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
‘Forecasting’, curated by Justine Ludwig, presents artists visions of the future. Exploring such subjects as national identity, the environment, and body politics the series offers diverse interpretations of what is to come. Beck Imaginarium, Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201

Valton Tyler: Flesh Is Fiction
2:00 p.m.
Beck Imaginarium, Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
A new film by Edward M. Gómez and Chris Shields. This first-ever documentary about the Dallas-based, self-taught artist Valton Tyler examines the life and work of this creator of unusual drawings, prints and oil paintings that depict futuristic, visionary, spirited forms and landscapes. This screening coincides with an exhibition of Tyler’s art that is now on view at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth.

4:00 p.m.
Beck Imaginarium, 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
Acclaimed curator and scholar Barbara Rose discusses with artist Christopher Le Brun, President of the Royal Academy, the role of painting throughout history and the ways in which it has informed his new body of work being presented at the Dallas Art Fair.

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Harry C. Beck, Jr. Park, 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
Curated and directed by influencer and art critic Lee Escobedo, “The Dallas Music Experience” brings together the most dynamic and intriguing musical talent North Texas has to offer. Presented by Dallas-based art magazine Artist Uprising, for which Escobedo serves as editor-in-chief, this showcase will give the international art world in town for the fair a taste of the city’s rich musical tapestry.
Confirmed acts are Sealion, Sam Lao, Bobby Sessions, Party Static, and Cygnus. With a DJ set by Picnictyme. Hosted by Randy Guthmiller.

Dallas Contemporary Members Opening Celebration: Pia Camil, Keer Tanchak, Ambreen Butt
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass Street, Dallas, 75207
With a Patron Pass.

SOUNDINGS: Jörg Widmann at the Nasher
7:30 p.m.
Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
Composer and clarinetist Jörg Widmann is one of the great muses of our time. Whether conjuring echoes of Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Schumann, theatrically exploring sounds on the outside of a piano, playfully tearing apart a percussion set-up, or exploring the vast, expressive possibilities of the string quartet, Widmann’s music takes us to places that seem at once irresistibly new and familiar in ways that profoundly change us.
Experience a rare opportunity to hear Widmann’s complete cycle of five string quartets, the North American premiere of his song cycle, Das Heisse Herz, and Widmann’s own solo clarinet recital.
Individual tickets on sale March 7 at
Additional performances on Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m.

The Warehouse – Open House
9:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m.
14105 Inwood Rd, Farmers Branch, TX 75244
The Warehouse is a project initiated by Howard Rachofsky and Vernon Faulconer to make their
collections available to curators, scholars, critics and students, and to open new dialogues
about postwar Modern and contemporary art. At the heart of the project is an adapted
industrial building containing art storage facilities, an extensive library, and 18,000 square feet of
flexible exhibition space. Here, The Warehouse presents carefully considered, original exhibitions
of works from the Rachofsky collections, complemented by art acquired jointly
with the Dallas Museum of Art and works on loan from other significant institutions and private
For exhibitors only. RSVP required. Please RSVP to Caitlin Overton at

Dallas Art Fair
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery – adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the revitalized downtown arts district – the 2017 Dallas Art Fair will feature over 90 prominent national and international art dealers and galleries representing painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists.

Forecasting: A selection of video works by Dallas Art Fair Gallery Artists presented by Aurora
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
‘Forecasting’, curated by Justine Ludwig, presents artists visions of the future. Exploring such subjects as national identity, the environment, and body politics the series offers diverse interpretations of what is to come. Beck Imaginarium, Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201

360: SPEAKER SERIES: New Pitches:

Reframing Artists for a Changing Market
2:00 p.m.
Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
In an era when art world is saturated with information and events, how can artists and collectors make meaningful connections? Meet the creative risk-takers who are re-envisioning how people experience the art market through strategic communications, narrative-building, and the development of new opportunities for artists outside of conventional gallery settings. Panelists are Charlotte Burns (Editor of Art Agency, Partners), Sara Fitzmaurice (CEO and President of FITZ & CO) and Doug Woodham (author of Art Collecting Today…). Moderated by Jori Finkel (regular contributor to The New York Times and The Art Newspaper).

FREE with admission. FREE for Members. RSVP at
Complimentary with Dallas Art Fair pass. RSVP to

Headington Companies Art Tour: The Joule and Forty Five Ten
4:00 p.m.
Main Street Lobby, The Joule Hotel, 1530 Main Street, Dallas, 75201
Guided by Headington Companies’ art curator, John Runyon, the tour will feature a close look at the art collection within The Joule hotel and the new Forty Five Ten retail flagship on Main Street. The blue-chip collection is curated to mirror the energy of a thriving urban core with multi-media experience that span painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and video. Some of the internationally celebrated artists in the collection include: Tony Cragg, Leandro Erlich, Catherine Opie, Juergen Teller and an extensive collection of salvaged mid-century mosaics by Millard Sheets.

The Eye Ball in Celebration of the Dallas Art Fair
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
“Eye” 1605 Main Street, Dallas, 75201 (across from The Joule Hotel)
With a Patron Pass. Space is limited. Subject to availability.

Dallas Art Fair
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery – adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the revitalized downtown arts district – the 2017 Dallas Art Fair will feature over 90 prominent national and international art dealers and galleries representing painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists.

Forecasting: A selection of video works by Dallas Art Fair Gallery Artists presented by Aurora
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
‘Forecasting’, curated by Justine Ludwig, presents artists visions of the future. Exploring such subjects as national identity, the environment, and body politics the series offers diverse interpretations of what is to come. Beck Imaginarium, Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201

*Q+A with Justine Ludwig (Director of Exhibitions/Senior Curator at Dallas Contemporary and AURORA 2017 Co-Curator) at this screening.

From Artist to Gallerist to Artist-Gallerist: The Use and Misuse of the MFA in Artist Organized Spaces
2:00 p.m.

Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201
This discussion will focus on artist run spaces as an alternative to the usual artist/galleristrelationship. Some questions that we will address include: How is an artist run gallery different
than other kinds of commercial galleries? What are the advantages or disadvantages forartists to self organize around for-profit vs non-profit models? How does the MFA prepare (or
not prepare) artists to work with galleries or to run galleries? How should the MFA best prepare
artists to participate in the art world? What are the relative merits of different platforms for
programming such as gallery exhibitions, publications, art fairs, and other venues?

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Location:Dallas Texas

Cedars Social Mural Dedication to Be Held Thursday, April 6 in Celebration of Dallas Arts Month

Mural Concept for Dallas first container for The Cedars Backyard
EVENT: Cedar Social Backyard "ground·swell" Mural Dedication

WHEN: Thursday, April 6, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

WHERE: Cedars Social Backyard, 1326 South Lamar in the Cedars

BACKGROUND: The Cedars Social will host a mural dedication for its new mural at The Cedars Backyard, Dallas' first container bar, next door to The Cedars Social. The Cedars Social worked with the Creative Arts Center of Dallas to select the winner of "ground·swell", a site-specific 10' x 40' mural on the backside of the container (facing the Dallas Police Headquarters). Dallas artist Rebekah Shamsa was selected by the jurors for the project. Shamsa is a graphic designer who specializes in motion and animation. A graduate of CalArts, she has maintained a passion for working in a variety of mediums outside of computers, including weaving, photography, painting, metal and clay. This is the artist's first mural project.

CAC members were invited to submit up to three total color renderings encompassing the artist's interpretation of the theme. The chosen artist was awarded a $1,000 gift to The Cedars Social as well as a $1,000 gift certificate to the Creative Arts Center. There was also a $500 stipend for materials. Jurors for the project were Todd Hedrick, CAC board member; artist Cynthia Mulcahy; and Jeffrey Yarbrough, co-owner of The Cedars Social.

According to Shamsa, the interpretative, abstract pattern features a series of eyes to remind us we are all accountable and all one. "Using multiple strokes to complete the shapes is suggestive of a current, similar to that which flows unseen in our environments and bodies," said Shamsa. "The downpour of rain from the heavens, the uproar of fire from the earth's core, and the rush of air between are symb
ols for our societies shared opinions and conflicting views. Yet, they intertwine seamlessly."

According to Diana Pollak, CAC's Executive Director, the mural competition is an exciting opportunity for an artist to have their work seen in such a prominent location at the heart of the city. "This public art partnership with a private business will impact the community through its theme, ground·swell," said Pollak. "We were very pleased with all the submissions."

ABOUT CAC: Not only is CAC a visual arts school, it is a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, the nonprofit community arts organization is geared to beginning, emerging and working artists. Offering more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, creative writing, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving, CAC also offers free arts programming to underserved children through programs, such as Art as a Second Language Camp MetalHead and unseenamerica. CAC recently launched ArtAbility, a new program for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

ABOUT THE CEDARS SOCIAL: The Cedars Social, located at 1326 South Lamar, is a cocktail den and kitchen that features an adventurous list of handcrafted cocktails and a modern comfort food menu created by executive chef Justin Box. In November, it opened Dallas' first container bar The Cedars Backyard.

2360 Laughlin Drive · Dallas · Texas · 75228 · 214/320-1275 ·

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Intuition - Brainworks Gallery Los Angeles

Dates: May 6th –27th, 2017

Opening reception:

Saturday May 6th, 2017 5 - 8pm

Brainworks Gallery

5364 West Pico Boulevard.

Los Angeles, CA 90019

“Her Intuition” is an exhibition opening at Brainworks Gallery on May 6, 2017 from 5-8 pm, curated by Erin Adams featuring works by five local female artists. Edi Dai, Yasmine Diaz, Margaret Nielsen, Andrea Patrie and Kristine Schomaker will present new works that illustrates the myriad aspects of intuition. Intuition is defined by researchers as the brain’s ability to draw on internal and external cues in making rapid, in-the-moment decisions and the women in this exhibition take that idea—consciously and unconsciously as a point of departure. The works on view range from non-traditional large-scale oil paintings to collage to video installation as each artist’s choice of medium is also dictated by an innate sense of intuition. The exhibition explores intuition as a methodology and as content and celebrates the fact that these artists work from the gut, and do what they do with knowing confidence.

Edi Dai is a Los Angeles based artists who explores systems of oppression and how they are used to sustain inequality through the act of painting. She embraces commonplace materials to encourage the consideration of our history and how it relates to the matter surrounding us. Cotton is a dominant material in her work and she uses cotton not just to remind us of America’s history of slavery, but also to highlight modern, global forms of slavery which provide cheap products that float inconspicuously into our presence.

Yasmine Diaz is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Los Angeles. Primarily a self-taught artist, her work for years consisted solely of oil painting and drawing with a focus on urban environments. Currently, her work is shifting to explore gender and broader social and political issues from her vantage point as a Yemeni-American and feminist. Her work has been featured in the BBC News, the Albuquerque Museum of Art, and is on permanent public display at the UCLA School of Public Affairs. She is a 2016-17 at land's edge fellow.

For painter Margaret Nielsen, the journey has been a recurring theme in her artwork. The painter travels through her work and her own psyche, portraying aspects of life with a universal commonality and delving into the mystery of the human condition. Through the use of recurring imagery such as birds, the four elements, and other natural motifs, Nielsen connects the private, intangible world with the external, physical world. Her paintings, often small, jewel-like, and intimate, evoke Jung’s notion of the collective unconscious in that they touch upon experiences common to us all in the journey through life. Nielsen was received a BFA from CalArts and a MA from Loyola Marymount University.

Andrea Patrie is a painter working towards her MFA in Fine Art at California State University Fullerton (2017). She describes her process as very physical and feels painting is an intuitive event, often violent, aggressive and fast pace. In her large-scale paintings color is laid down with trowels, knives and large brushes, only to be later removed. For Patre painting is a place where the outside world falls away; a place where there is no judgment, no rules, but when something does not fit, it clearly makes itself known. Her process is kinesthetic in nature as she believes to be able to feel the pose, the way the figure turns, sets, pushes and pulls is essential to the understanding and the depiction her subjects.

Kristine Schomaker is a new media and performance artist, painter and art historian living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles California. She received her BA in Art History and her MA in Studio Art from California State University at Northridge. She works with various interdisciplinary art forms including online virtual worlds to explore notions of online identity and the hybridization of digital media with the physical world. Her current work is part of a new cross-platform project called “An Ode to a Lost Love” whose leitmotif addresses the de(con)struction of self in relation to society’s perception/projection/reflection of beauty. This work focuses on the complexities of gender identity, body image, and the societal privileging of women's physical beauty over character and intellect.

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Location:Los Angeles