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Dallas Art Dealers Association Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) celebrates its 25th anniversary year with Fall Gallery Walk, an Edith Baker Art Scholarship exhibition, panel discussions for artists and the public, and an After Gallery Walk Party the weekend of Sept. 24, 2010. In honor of the 5th anniversary of the Edith Baker Art Scholarship, the film 25 Years of Dallas Visual Art premieres Sunday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St.

The festivities begin with a reception for the winner of DADA’s Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund on Friday, Sept. 24 6-8 p.m. at Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. The DADA Scholarship Committee juried the seven finalists chosen by visual art faculty members of the Dallas County Community College District. The reception is free.

The annual DADA Fall Gallery Walk will be Saturday, Sept. 25. It begins with panel discussions to educate the public and artists from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Bath House Cultural Center. The Walk (really a car ride) begins at 2 p.m. at any of DADA’s 37 member galleries, museums and nonprofit art spaces. This FREE event goes until 8 p.m. and allows art lovers to socialize and roam (in a car) from gallery to gallery all in one day.

Panel 1: “How to Start an Art Collection” is 10:30-noon. Panel 2: “How to Photograph Your Art” is 1-2:30 p.m. Tickets ($15) can be purchased online at www.dallasartdealers.org or at the door. Proceeds benefit the Edith Baker Art Scholarship.

An After Gallery Walk party will be 8-11 p.m. at the Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass St. at Riverfront. In honor of the DADA art movement, the party will be multi-disciplinary with the arts of fashion, visual art, theater, dance, music, cooking, and bartending. Paper City, Wendy Krispin Caterer, Inc., Darian Thomas Fashion, and The Dallas Conservatory are sponsors. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance at dallasartdealers.org or at the door.

Maps for the Fall Gallery Walk will be available at each location or at www.dallasartdealers.org as a downloadable pdf. Hours may vary; please see individual listings. Call 214.914.1099 or email info@dallasartdealers.org.

In honor of the 5th anniversary of the Edith Baker Art Scholarship, the film 25 Years of the Dallas Visual Art Scene premieres Sunday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. The film will include interviews with Dallas artists, gallerists, collectors and administrators who look back and forward at the Dallas art scene. The screening is included with admission to the museum.

About DADA

The Dallas Art Dealers Association is an affiliation of established, independent gallery owners and not-for-profit art organizations in the Dallas metropolitan area. DADA serves as a standard bearer for ethical practices in the art business, an educational resource for the community at large and as the facilitator of Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund that provides funding and career development for visual art students. The Dallas Art Dealers Association, founded in 1985, is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Visit www.dallasartdealers.org or e-mail info@dallasartdealers.org for more information.

About the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund

In celebration of its 20th anniversary in 2005, the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) created the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund honoring the respected owner and director of The Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas. One of DADA’s founding members, Edith owned and directed The Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2004. The Edith Baker Art Scholarship benefits a student pursuing study of the visual arts through a cash award and career development activities such as a gallery show, a mentorship and an internship. Proceeds from individual donations, annual DADA events and collection jars at each DADA member location support the Edith Baker Art Scholarship, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Visit www.dallasartdealers.org or e-mail info@dallasartdealers.org for more information.

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