On Saturday, Barry Whistler Gallery opens Texas Abstract in conjunction with the publication of Texas Abstract: Contemporary by Michael Paglia and Jim Edwards. The exhibit will feature six of the thirty-three artists featured in the book. The opening reception is Saturday, January 17, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The University of Texas at Dallas will host Panel Discussion on The Art Effect: Translational Ecology of Contemporary Art, a panel discussion on contemporary art and art education. The discussion will take place in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building in the main lobby on Thursday, January 15, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) at Southern Methodist University unveiled its second major report that examines the financial, operating, engagement and staffing health of the nonprofit arts industry. The report is available online at smu.edu/artsresearch.
Thursday, September 18, 2014, was North Texas Giving Day. More than 98,000 generous Texans donated $26,339,253 to North Texas non-profits, which includes some museums and galleries. The 18-hour event surpassed the 2013 tally by more than $1 million and 23,000 donors. Art museums did not do nearly as well as the George W. Bush Presidential Center, which raised $115,324. (See list in post)
Barry Whistler Gallery announces their mid-year show, Summer Fall 2014: A Rotating Exhibition. On display are works by David Bates, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Orr, Susan Williams and more (see below). The exhibition runs through September 27, 2014. Barry Whistler Gallery is open by appointment in August and will resume regular hours in September 2014.
PDNB Gallery’s latest exhibition, The Most Important Photograph Ever Made, includes the earliest surviving photograph since Nicéphore Niépce first created photography. This is a rare opportunity to see a print of this historic magnitude outside the permanent collection of the University of Texas, Austin. The exhibition opens with a reception on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m.
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) has announced the theme for their 2014 Annual Membership Exhibition. The theme is Something Old, Something New, Something Funky, Something Blue. The Annual Membership Exhibition opening will be Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through August 23, 2014.
The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) is now accepting submissions for their 2014 Annual Membership Exhibition. The exhibition jurists will select the best works in all mediums. CAC members can submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D artworks created in the last two years for judging. Entry deadline is June 30, 2014 at 6 p.m.
On May 17, 2014 from 7 to 10 p.m., there will be an artist reception at LuminArte Gallery with Bruce Sulzburg, who will be unveiling his new 3- dimensional acrylic on acrylic original wine painting for the event. Bruce, as an avid wine collector, will be pouring 10 of his favorite wines from California and signing the original that night for the fine art collector that purchases the painting.
Fashion Art Network will host their grand opening event on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 7 to 10 p.m. The event will include art work by Damien Martin, hand blown glass by Tuscon, makeup presented by Tint School of Makeup and Cosmetology, fashion by Smith II, photography and video by Fashion Art Network.
Dallas Auction Gallery anticipated and was rewarded with excellent prices at their Spring Fine Art sale on April 30 in Dallas, Texas. 119 lots of high quality paintings, lithographs,graphic works, photography and sculpture – representing modern, contemporary, post-impressionist, and southwest artists – resulted in over $2.8 million in sales and a 76% sell through rate. Contemporary and Modern works from the estate of Mary Jo Vaughn Rauscher and a collection assembled by the late Mr. & Mrs. I.C. Deal, Dallas, Texas were stand-outs.
Barry Whistler Gallery opens Parallel Process featuring works by Polly Lanning Sparrow, Toni LaSelle, Lorraine Tady and Leslie Wilkes. The exhibit opens Saturday, May 10, 2014 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
Art news is hard to tell without images. Over the past five years Dallas Art News has been invited to many press previews and events. Here are a few of our favorite images since 2009.
Today, Dallas Art News turns five years old. The online news source for visual art in the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex was created by managing editor M. C. Roman on April 29, 2009. The Dallas Art News website has posted over 2,100 news releases and reviews for art all over Texas and surrounding states.
he McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) announced the departure of Executive Director Lisa Hees effective June 1, 2014.