The Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) 25th anniversary festivities began with a reception for the winner of DADA’s Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund on Friday, September 24, 2010 at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Boulevard. The DADA Scholarship Committee juried the 14 finalists chosen by visual art faculty members of the Dallas County Community College District. The winner, Brian Hauser of Brookhaven College, received $4,000, and may obtain a mentorship and an internship with a DADA member if he so chooses. Call 214-914-1099 for more information.
Brian Hauser was born in Denver, Colorado in January 1975. He has been in Dallas for 20 years, where he graduated from the Art Institute of Dallas in 1997 with an Associate’s Degree in Visual Communication. Two years ago he decided to come to Brookhaven College to take Continuing Education classes. After two semesters, it was suggested that he take the courses for credit. Printmaking was something that he originally took to fill out his schedule but it quickly became the primary interest of his art studies. Brian is completing his last semester in printmaking at Brookhaven this fall and will continue study for his B.F.A. at Arizona State University in 2011.
The finalists were Francisco Alvarado of Brookhaven, Suzan Hawkins and Mary Thomas of Cedar Valley, Thien Ho and Antony Sarelli of Eastfield, Gonzalo Trujillo and Caitlin Ramsey of Mountain View, Christopher Gonzalez and Pavlina Panova of North Lake, Zachariah Montoya and Robert David Reedy of Richland, and Raymond Butler and Janet Aguirre of El Centro.
The jury was Kevin Vogel, Kenneth Craighead, Edith Baker, Marcie Inman, Sue Flynn and Lisa Taylor. DADA thanks Eddy Rawlinson and Marcie Inman for coordinating the exhibition.
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 of The Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas. One of DADA’s founding members, Edith directed The Edith Baker Gallery for nearly thirty 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About the Irving Arts Center
The performing and fine arts community in Irving welcomed a new home in 1990 with the completion of the Irving Arts Center. The Arts Center’s 10-acre complex, nestled in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth, features two fully equipped theaters; four galleries; meeting, classroom, reception and rehearsal facilities; and a verdant sculpture garden. The Arts Center – a department of the City of Irving – was designed to accommodate a wide range of cultural and civic needs. Visit www.irvingartscenter.com for more information.