Monday, July 31, 2017

12 to See August 4 - 25

12 to See
August 4 - 25

ArtServe is thrilled to present 12 to See, a showcase of a dozen exciting artistic talents across a wide spectrum of styles and mediums. Each is featuring a small, cohesive collection of work; the exhibition spans diverse and varied mediums, styles, and genres. Think: bold new works that people must see.

Featured Artists: Robert Catapano | Suzanna Antonez-Edens | Lori | Jennifer Veilleux | Hana Davis | Terri A. Meredith | Dumpierreart | AlexAndra | Lorraine Schwartz | Ron Garrett | Carlos Printe | Zahra Shivji

Gallery Reception: Thursday, August 10th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a night of art, entertainment, good eats and drinkable delights as we showcase an exciting new collective of multi-media artists. The opening reception features a “12 to Sea” spread of seafood bites and a prime selection of Shipyard Brewery craft beers.

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1350 East Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Request for Qualifications- Dove Springs Recreation Center Art in Public Places Project

Request for Qualifications-
Dove Springs Recreation Center Art in Public Places Project
Budget: $44,000
Eligibility: Austin Metro Area
Deadline - Thursday, September 14, 2017, 5:00 pm

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program seeks to commission a professional visual artist, or artist team, to design and fabricate an exterior artwork for the Dove Springs Recreation Center at 5801 Ainez Drive Austin, TX 78744.

Professional visual artists, or artist teams, who live and work in Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet and Blanco counties are eligible to apply. Artists currently under contract with the City of Austin Art in Public Places Program at the time of application deadline are not eligible to apply.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

2017 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition - Call for Entries

Entry Deadline: 7/10/17
Days remaining to deadline: 4


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (2017 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition): $45.00

Creative Arts Center of Dallas is now accepting submissions for our 2017 Annual Juried Membership Exhibition. In this juried exhibition our panel will be looking for the most exceptional of member work in all mediums. CAC members are invited to submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D artworks created within the last two years for consideration.

For further information, please contact Andrea Blanco at or via phone (214) 320-1275.

Submission Deadline: Friday, July 10th
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 5th 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Donald Fowler, Director of Retail at the Nasher Store
Reid Robinson, Community Arts Advocate
Mary Tomás, Mary Tomás Gallery

ELIGIBILITY: All persons with memberships valid through July 2017 are eligible to submit artwork. Entrants must be or become members of the Creative Arts Center of Dallas before submission. Entrants may become a member or renew current membership online (, via phone, or in person. A One (1) Year Individual Membership is $45 or $35 for Seniors, Educators, Students and Veterans.

ENTRY FEES: The entry fee is $45 for a maximum of three images per artist. This includes either three images detailing one piece of artwork, or three images of three different artworks. Entry fees must be paid online or by check no later than Monday, July 10th.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA: Work that does not comply with these requirements will not be accepted. CAC will not refund any membership or entry fees to those who have not complied with the submission guidelines.

1. Artwork submitted must be original works of art.
2. Artwork must have been produced within 24 months prior to the exhibition.
3. Artwork must not have been previously shown in any CAC related exhibitions.


1. Create a CaFÉ™ profile. (
2. Upload work samples into your CaFÉ™ Portfolio.
When your work samples are uploaded, they will be available for you to include in your applications. Your portfolio can store image files with the following requirements:

· File format: JPEG only
· File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
· File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
· File size: 5 MB maximum

3. Apply to call and pay entry fee (or mail check to CAC office) before deadline.

***No late entries will be considered. Applications/Images will not be accepted in person.

NOTIFICATION: Artists will be notified via email no later than Friday, July 21st if their artwork has been accepted into the exhibition.

DROP-OFF: Accepted artwork(s) are to be delivered to Mary Tomás Gallery (1110 Dragon St., Dallas, Texas 75207, (214) 727-5101) Wednesday, July 26th, Thursday, July 27th & Friday, July 28th between 11 am – 5:00 pm, no exceptions will be made for late work. All accepted artworks must be labeled at the time of drop-off and ready to hang or install properly. Please see the following:

1. Label artwork on front and back (with a piece of paper) with artist first and last name, title, medium, dimensions, year produced, price. (Also, indicate the top of image if necessary for 2D works.)
2. Artwork must be exhibition ready with securely attached Wire or D-rings. No alligator or triangle hooks will be accepted.
3. Artwork requiring special installation or utensils must be provided by the artist.

LIABILITY: The Creative Arts Center of Dallas, Mary Tomás Gallery, and agents will not be responsible for loss or damage to any works. The CAC reserves the right to reproduce images of artwork in the 2017 Annual Membership Exhibition on the CAC website, Mary Tomás Gallery website and in any Membership Exhibition advertising or collateral associated with the CAC. Each artist is encouraged to secure personal insurance for the duration of the exhibition. Submission of artwork to the exhibit indicates acceptance of conditions stated above.

SALE: The gallery retains a 30% commission on all artwork sold during the exhibition. Please price your work accordingly. Do not submit any work you do not wish to sell; works labeled ‘NFS’ will not be accepted.

PICK-UP: Artworks may be picked up from Mary Tomás Gallery Monday, September 4th and Tuesday, September 5th from 11 am – 5 pm. NO EXCEPTIONS. A $25 storage fee per day will be charged to the artist for artwork retrieved after September 5th. The piece will become property of Mary Tomás Gallery after 30 days.


May 30th – July 10th: Submission of artwork

July 21st: Accepted artists notified

July 26th-28th: Artists drop-off artwork to Mary Tomás Gallery, 11 am – 5 pm

August 5th: Opening Reception in conjunction with Craighead Green New Texas Talent XXIII Exhibition from 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Sept 2nd: Exhibition Ends at Mary Tomás Gallery

Sept 4th & 5th: Pick up artwork at Mary Tomás Gallery, 11 am – 5 pm

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

New exhibitions with Fannie Brito, Teri Muse, Diane Walker-Gladney and S. Chuck McCarter at the Bath House

Join us for the opening reception of our two new art exhibitions
Saturday, July 8, 2017 • 7-9 PM
Featuring live music by Percussion Things - Free and open to the public
Recollective: Paintings by Fannie Brito, Diane Walker-Gladney and Teri Muse

July 8-August 5, 2017

One of the most interesting aspects of abstract painting is the medium’s ability to inspire the viewer to experience the work from two different, yet interconnected, sensorial perspectives: the perception of the work centered on the outward qualities that make the painting attractive and captivating, and the nonconcrete, subliminal aspects of the art that often require subjective decoding and active participation of the public. The three artists featured in the Recollective exhibition, Fannie Brito, Teri Muse, and Diane Walker-Gladney, are aware of the interlinked relationship of the material and the intangible every time they create their works. Although each of the artist’s is focusing on diverse impressions and is using different technical approaches to do her work, the viewer can still detect a number of concepts and viewpoints that all of the artists are sharing.

The Recollective exhibition brings together the artists’ common interests and sensibilities and explores the power granted by the art of painting to evoke enduring images, memories, and emotions. Through abstract paintings, formed with multiple layers of color, texture, implied texts, and vivid expressiveness, the painters attempt to rescue a hidden or almost forgotten recollection. The process of painting becomes a vehicle to the subconscious world of the artists and the final works are an earnest effort to remember some occurrence or experience that is transplanted from the memory to the canvases. An essential task of the viewer in the gallery then becomes to extract his own personal messages and remembrances from the field of color and marks so that, as a result, the exhibition turns into a collaborative reminiscing act that is both rich and engaging.

July 8-August 5, 2017
The paintings from S. Chuck McCarter’s new exhibition, Whimsical, at the Bath House Cultural Center, faithfully reflect the artist’s natural inclination for the playful interaction of art elements and the world of his experiences, real and imagined. He affirms that art is his mind at play and that colors, shapes, and surface textures are his sandbox from which his content emerges.

The inspiration for Chuck’s work come from childhood stories, fairy tales, ancient historical epics, the Bible, Native American narratives and careful observations of daily life and its oddities. The artist includes humans, animals, metaphorical imagery, and multicultural references in his work. Although some of the artist’s work is based on research and study, he describes his work as an often evolving and ever-changing process that he embarks upon intuitively and spontaneously, often with the aid of meditation and inner exploration. Through relaxed contemplation, inwardness, and silence, the painter finds his deepest soul, letting the piece dictate what it wants to become. The artist explains: “Correct painting, so to say, can only happen or be expressed when the colors themselves are allowed to lead, letting specific shapes and themes arise from the color’s interaction. When the practicioner is neither impossing himself on the process, nor trying to take control, real art can take place.”

S. Chuck McCarter is a visual artist, exhibition curator, and a recently retired art professor. He lives and works near White Rock Lake in East Dallas.

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CAC Hosts Live Mural Painting Project to be Held 7.7 at Victory Plaza to Honor Fallen Officers

CAC Hosts Live Mural Painting Project to be Held 7.7 at Victory Plaza to Honor Fallen Officers

EVENT: 7.7 Live Mural Painting Project
WHEN: Friday, July 7, 2017 from 4:30am to 4:30pm

WHERE: Victory Plaza outside of WFAA-TV, Channel 8 Studios, 3030 Olive Street, Dallas, 75201

WHAT: In collaboration with WFAA-TV Channel 8 (ABC), Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) will be organizing a community-focused live mural painting project as a way to pay tribute to the four Dallas Police Department officers as well as the DART officer who lost their lives that day. The focus is to give both the general and the arts community a way to pay their respects in a lasting and meaningful way. CAC teaching artists Lynn Armstrong & Katrina Doran have created an interpretative portrait for each of the four DPD officers as well as the DART officer in a way that celebrates each of their lives and allows the community to learn more about them and how each officer lived his life and what they were passionate about. Volunteers will help participants paint the murals and anyone can participate either as a volunteer or as a painter. No art experience is required and all supplies are included.

WFAA-TV will be broadcasting live throughout the day starting with "Daybreak" and in the morning the Dallas Police Choir is scheduled to perform during the morning news show. There are five two-and-a-half hour shifts that artists and others may sign up to serve as volunteers who will help people paint the murals.

Please sign up at the link below:

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 at-risk and 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.
The Creative Arts Center held a mural competition this spring in collaboration with the Cedars Social's new container bar that faces the Dallas Police Department Headquarters employing the "ground·swell,". CAC has completed several live mural painting projects, including a 20' mural for Savor Dallas.

For more information on the Creative Arts Center, visit

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PROXIMIDAD: New US/Mexico Summer Residency Program

PROXIMIDAD is a two-month-long, self-directed residency for two artists, invited by The Power Station in Dallas, Texas, and Cerámica Suro in Guadalajara, México.

The first month will be spent in Guadalajara, Mexico, working with Cerámica Suro toward an exhibition organized by the Cerámica Suro factory.

The second month will be spent in Dallas, Texas, working toward an exhibition at The Power Station, resulting in a culmination of two separate exhibitions that ruminate on the practices, processes and interactions of the exchange.

The artists are encouraged during their stay to act as cultural ambassadors of their respective countries, to develop professional, working relationships that successfully mediate shared time-space experience, and to connect with the respective art communities to facilitate the creative exchange in both cities.

An annual rotation of guest advisors, culled from notable curators, artists and institutional directors will assist in the selection process.

For the inaugural PROXIMIDAD residency, Cerámica Suro, The Power Station and 2017 guest advisors Bill Arning, and Kevin Rubén Jacobs have selected the following artists:

JEFF GIBBONS (b. Detroit, Michigan, 1982) is an interdisciplinary artist, musician, film- maker, inventor, curator, and often collaborator, living and working in Dallas, Texas. Recent solo exhibitions include, Conduit Gallery, The Goss-Michael Foundation, Oliver Francis Gallery (, the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, CentralTrak Gallery, and 1-800-789-2228.

Recent collaborative exhibitions with Gregory Ruppe include the Nasher Sculpture Museum (also with Danny Skinner), BeefHaus Gallery,Epitome Institute, galleryHOMELAND, and a collaborative ballet performance with Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet at the Majestic Theater in Dallas, Texas. Other recent collaborations and group exhibitions include Lazer Tag 2015 with Jesse Morgan Barnett, Apophenia Underground with Justin Ginsberg, the Dallas Biennial, the Texas Biennial, and the Dallas/Austin/Houston Art Fairs.

Selected international exhibitions include KoncertKirken (Copenhagen, Denmark), the Berlin Becher Triennial (Berlin, Germany), Réunion Gallery (Zürich, Switzerland), and Hiroshima Art Center (Hiroshima, Japan). He co-created the art space Culture Hole with Gregory Ruppe in 2016, and co-created the exhibition series Deep Ellum Windows with Justin Ginsberg in 2012. He was an artist in residence with the Goss-Michael Foundation in 2015, and with CentralTraks International Artist Residency in 2014. Recent awards include The Dallas Museum of Art: Art Ball Prize, a Special Support Grant from the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, a Nasher Sculpture Museum Micro-grant, and the Dallas Observer 2015 Mastermind Award.

GABRIEL RICO (b. 1980) lives and work between Lagos de Moreno and Guadalajara in Mexico. Rico studied architecture at the Instituro de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO). His work is a constant study of production processes and the aesthetical and compositional possibilities of objects, with a particular interest in morphological conditions caused by erosion.

Selected exhibitions include ASU Art Museum, Arizona, USA; Charlottenborg Fonden, Copenhagen, Denmark; Perrotin, Paris, France; Sinaloa Art Museum (MASIN), Culiacan, Mexico; Public Library Virgilio Barco, Bogota, Colombia; CEART (Centro de Arte Tomas y Valiente), Madrid, Spain; Triennial "Coup de Ville", Belgium and the VIII International Biennial of Ceramics of Gyeonggi, Seoul, South Korea.

Selected international residences include the GCC (Gyeonggi Creation Center) in Seoul, South Korea (2015/2016); the CAMAC (Centre d'Art - Marnay Art Centre) in Marnay sur Seine, France (2014); La Agencia in Bogota, Colombia (2014), in the FMC (Frans Meserel Centrum) in Kasterlee, Belgium (2013); in SASG (Seoul Art Space Gaumcheong) in Seoul, South Korea (2012); in the Contemporary Art Platform WARP in San Nicolas, Belgium (2010).

He has received national and international scholarships and awards such as: The scholarship for artistic production "Proyecta" in 2014 and 2015 issued by the Fund for Culture and the Arts of the State of Jalisco, in Mexico; fellowship for artistic production granted by the Ténot Foundation Bursary for Artists in France in 2014, the bilateral scholarship for artistic creation (Mexico-Colombia) in its 2013/2014 edition, granted by the FONCA-CONACULTA and the Ministry of Culture of Colombia; fellowship for artistic production granted by the organization Prince Claus in 2011 of Netherlands; Two scholarships of FECA (State Fund for Culture and the Arts of the State of Jalisco) granted to the category "Young creators" in their editions 2010-2011 and 2014-2015, Mexico, honorable mention at the 8th International Biennial of Ceramics in Gyeonggi (8th GICB) Republic of South Korea.



THE POWER STATION is a not-for-profit initiative dedicated to providing a platform for contemporary art projects in Dallas, Texas. Housed in a Power & Light building constructed in 1920, artists are invited to respond to the raw character of the architecture, offering an alternative to the traditional gallery and museum context.

Geared toward an international audience and, most immediately, the community of Dallas, the bold programming serves as a catalyst to provoke public discourse around art and culture.

Projects and publications at The Power Station are made possible through funding provided by The Pinnell Foundation.

THE POWER STATION es una iniciativa sin fines de lucro dedicada a proporcionar una plataforma para ambiciosos proyectos de arte contemporáneo en Dallas, Texas. Alojados en un edificio Power & Light construido en 1920, los artistas están invitados a responder al carácter crudo de la arquitectura, ofreciendo una alternativa al tradicional contexto de galería y museo.

Orientada hacia una audiencia internacional y, más inmediatamente, la comunidad de Dallas, la audaz programación sirve como un catalizador para provocar el discurso público en torno al arte y la cultura.

Proyectos y publicaciones en The Power Station son posibles gracias a los fondos proporcionados por The Pinnell Foundation.

CERÁMICA SURO CONTEMPORENEA was founded in 1951 by Noe Suro Olivares in Tlaquepaue, Jalisco, México. A location famous for its grand artisanal tradition, it is a company dedicated to the manufacture, commercialization and export of useful and decorative articles for the restaurant, hotel, construction and interior design industries.

At Cerámica Suro, personalized attention to our clients is a priority since we specialize in developing exclusive projects according to our customers needs. Among the multiple projects we develop one encounters, among others, great hotels throughout the world with pieces such as tiles, washbasins, serving ware, lamps and an endless list of the highest quality products of high temperature ceramics.

CERÁMICA SURO CONTEMPORENEA fue fundada en 1951 por Noe Suro Olivares en Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, México. Localidad famosa por su amplia tradición artisanal, es una empresa dedicada a la fabricación, comercialización y exportación de artículos decorativos y de uso práctico dirigidos a la industria restaurantera, hotelera, de la construcción y de la decoración de interiores.

En Cerámica Suro la atención personalizada a nuestros clientes es una prioridad, ya que nos especializamos en desarrollar proyectos exclusivos para las necesidades de cada cliente. Entre los múltiples proyectos que desarrollamos se encuentran, entre otros, hoteles de gran turismo en diferentes partes del mundo con piezas como azulejos, lavabos, vajillas, lamparas y una interminable lista de productos siempre realizados con la mas alta calidad en céramica de altas temperaturas.

The Power Station
3816 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226t

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