The John Cleary Gallery presents Deck the Walls, their annual holiday show, opening this Saturday, December 3, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will run through Saturday, January 7, 2012.
Ro2 Art is excited to present Alison Jardine’s newest exhibition, PixelNation, a series of paintings inspired by the artist’s recent journey into the world of digital art: a breakthrough project of creating new digital works by iPad daily for 365 consecutive days. The opening reception will take place Friday, December 2 from 7 to 10pm, and will run through December 29, 2011. The exhibition will be held at the Aloft Hotel in Downtown Dallas, located at 1033 Young Street.
The El Paso Museum of Art presents Artists on Art with David Quintanilla on Thursday, December 15, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. This event is free to the public.
Collectors were ready and willing to buy on Saturday, Nov. 19, during Heritage Auctions’ $1.84 million Lalique & Art Glass Signature® Auction, led by a superb Tiffany Studios Daffodil table lamp that brought $56,763. All prices include 19.5% Buyer’s Premium.
University of North Texas fashion design student Chelsea Rose Bell answers the needs of today’s women, taking into account their busy lifestyles with her well-tailored ponté knit dresses and ensembles that offer the comfort of jersey and the feminine styling of the 1950s. Each piece is adorned with her hand-crafted metalwork embellishments.
The Dallas Film Society, an organization that celebrates films and their impact on society, has named Lee Papert as the new president and chief executive officer. The announcement was made by Lynn McBee, chairman of the board of directors. Papert brings with him over 20 years business experience and 12 years development and marketing experience in the nonprofit arena.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Director Andrew Walker has announced the special exhibition schedule for 2012. The year opens with watercolor paintings by Charles M. Russell, one of the greatest artists of the American West. Spring brings an intimate show featuring four works by John Singer Sargent, and paintings and sculpture depicting the origins of Abstract Expressionism fill the galleries this summer. Rounding out the 2012 season is a unique exhibition from The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., that presents a trove of American masterworks from the late 19th and 20th centuries.
ABC has announced that it will air The Great Big American Auction, starring Ty Pennington of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, one of America’s leading reality TV personalities, and featuring exclusively Heritage Auctions’ experts, auction services and staff, in a very special television first made-for-TV auction event, at 10 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, Dec. 8.
UNT announces Laying the Foundation: UNT Art Faculty, 1890 – 1970, which explores the roots of the visual arts program at UNT, looking at art works from early faculty members who provided the foundation for UNT’s award-winning art programs.
The upcoming exhibition at Mercantile Coffee House is The Sum of its Parts by Jerry Skibell. The exhibit opens December 8 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Bath House Cultural Center presents Fresh Faces 2 X 2, an art exhibition featuring artworks in a variety of media by more than forty local and regional artists. The exhibition runs from December 3, 2011 to January 28, 2012. The Bath House will be closed for the Holidays on the last week of December.
The first major exhibition and sale highlighting the work of more than 50 of the 72 featured artists will include a book signing with several artists. Books will be available on site to purchase or by going to www.fineartindallas.com.
In December, the South Dallas Cultural Center (SDCC) will launch Sonya Bowser’s latest book project with a very special event. In addition to Ms. Bowser’s book signing, SDCC will kick-off and anti-bullying campaign.
Heritage Auctions will increase the buyer’s premium from 19.5% to 25% of the hammer price for the first $50,000. Affected categories include fine art, furniture and decorative arts, illustrations, jewelry, and others.
Dr. P. Gregory Warden, University Distinguished Professor of Art History and associate dean for research and academic affairs at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, will be leaving the university at the end of the 2011-12 school year to become the fourth president of Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland.