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Èlan Art Contest Names Finalist Selections

Archstone, owners of The Èlan at Bluffview Dallas luxury apartments, announced today that artists Alison Jardine, Jennifer Jones and Wesley Chin from the Dallas area have been selected as finalists for the inspirational work they submitted in the first-annual Èlan Art Contest. Jardine was selected for her work titled “Trees Squared,” Jones earned finalist distinction with “Venetian Elephant” and Chin rounded out the finalist group with “Love Letter to Joan Mitchell.”

Fort Worth Public Art Hearing and Art Opportunities

The Fort Worth Art Commission invites Fort Worth residents to a presentation and public hearing on the Draft FY 2010 Annual Work Plan (Public Art Fund) for the Fort Worth Public Art (FWPA) program. The work plan is developed annually by the FWAC in conjunction with Arts Council staff and the city manager and staff, with input from City Council members and the community. The Art Commission strives to ensure that public art is visible for the benefit of residents and visitors, fulfilling the goals of the Fort Worth Public Art program.

Mark Goodwin Trio to Jazz up Kimbell After Hours

Invite your friends to listen to live jazz and sip a cool cocktail in the beautiful setting of the Kimbell Art Museum on Saturday, August 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event features music by the Mark Goodwin Trio, docent tours, gift giveaways, light hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar (featuring this month’s signature cocktail—the “Blood Orange,” plus wine and beer).

Block Print Completed for MAC Membership Exhibit

Dallas Art News owner and managing editor, Michael Roman, has completed his linoleum block print for the McKinney Avenue Contemporary (MAC) Membership Exhibit 2009. The MAC is celebrating fifteen years since opening and made the number fifteen the theme for the exhibit. Drop-off deadline for art work is Saturday, July 25, between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. The MAC Membership Exhibit starts with a reception on Aug.1 and runs through Aug. 29.

Exhibits Ending Soon at South Dallas Cultural Center

Unsolicited Thoughts by Freddie McCoo and Soulful Melodies by Patrick Crouch have been extended. Mr. McCoo, a St. Louis transplant, exhibits dynamic paintings inspired by current and past events. Mr. Crouch, a Dallas painter, exhibits mixed-media works inspired by the rich African American musical traditions. Both exhibits now end July 31, 2009.

Heritage Auctions $1.3 Million of Western and Texas Art

Popular illustrators of the American West carried the day in a $1.3 million Western & Texas Art auction at Heritage Auction Galleries on July 16. The auction also marked the second event to feature significant selections – 25 in all – from the Estate of Charles Martignette, which accounted for almost $500,000 of the auction total. All prices include 19.5% Buyer’s Premium.

Four Art Legends to be Honored at Dallas Contemporary

Dallas Contemporary will honor four art legends on Thursday, September 17, 2009. Honors include Vernon Fisher, noted artist, teacher; Nash Flores, area patron who led the successful campaign to build the Booker T Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts, and philanthropists Arlene and John Dayton: John, serves as board member of the grand Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, and Arlene, president of Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. Given annually for 17 years, Dallas Contemporary Legends 2009 Awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the visual arts in Texas.

El Paso Public Art Committee Looking for Members

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) is currently looking for interested individuals to serve on the Public Art Committee (PAC). Those eligible to apply include representatives of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Engineering, Construction, Development Industries, Visual Artists, Curators, Art Historians, Art Critics, and Arts Advocates or Collectors. Upon review by the Cultural Affairs Advisory Board (CAAB), two (2) new members will be appointed to join the committee of nine (9) and guide the development and implementation of the El Paso Public Art Program. To apply please visit, click on the Public Art Tab, and select the “Public Art Committee” link.

The Modern Announces Fall 2009 Lecture Schedule

These lectures in the Modern’s auditorium begin at 7 p.m. The Tuesday Evenings series brings artists, scholars, and critics to discuss their work each week at the Modern. The fall series begins September 8 and ends October 27. Admission is free and open to the public. Free admission tickets can be picked up at the Modern’s admission desk beginning at 5 p.m. on the day of the lecture. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. and is limited to the first 250 ticketholders. A live broadcast of the lecture will be shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. The Museum galleries and Café Modern will remain open until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays during the series, (regular gallery admission charge applies).

Cowgirl Hall of Fame Announces New Inductees

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is proud to announce Deborah Copenhaver Fellows, Kay Whittaker Young, Mary Jane Colter and Cornelia “Ninia” Wadsworth Ritche as inductees to the Hall of Fame for 2009. Laura W. Bush will receive the Gloria Lupton Tennison Pioneer Award. All five women will be honored during the 34th Annual Induction Luncheon Ceremony on October 16, 2009 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

The MAC Announces Fall Exhibits

The MAC is proud to present two new exhibitions: Blueprint, curated by James Cope, and Panoramic Interiors, exhibiting the latest works of Matthew Lopas, in the New Works Space. The opening reception will be Saturday, September 5th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at our galleries located at 3120 McKinney Avenue, which is in the Uptown District of Dallas.