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Sally Beauty Supply and Dallas Museum of Art Create Monet from Nail Polish

Sally Beauty Supply and the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) have partnered to recreate Claude Monet’s Water Lilies (1908) in nail polish. To be exact, nail polish bottles. 6,600 plus nail polish bottles from top brands from Sally Beauty Supply will create the iconic work. Water Lilies in nail polish goes on display at the Dallas Museum of Art Late Night on Friday, January 16, 2015, from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Fort Worth Community Arts Center Hosts Social Media Workshop

The Fort Worth Community Arts Center (FWCAC) will present Intro to Social Media led by Matt Miller. The workshop will focus on developing a strategy for artists and how to sell artwork. Social media platforms will include Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr. The two-hour session costs $25 for Texas Artists Coalition (TAC) members and $30 for non-members. The workshop is Saturday, January 10, 2015, from 10 a.m. to noon at the FWCAC.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Announces 2015 Exhibition Schedule

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announced their 2015-16 exhibition schedule. Major exhibits include Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection and Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum. Other special exhibitions include inventions by Samuel F. B. Morse, works by Remington and Russel, Texas folk art and works by artist Thomas Cole.

Cabaret & Cabernet at the Sammons Center for the Arts

The Sammons Center for the Arts announced their second annual Cabaret & Cabernet event. The Sammons Center will host the event in the Meadows Hall on Friday, January 23, 2015, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event will feature local cabaret stars and fine wines. Admission is $325 for a table of eight and $250 for a table of six. Tickets include valet parking, wine and other beverages, appetizers and cabaret show.

Meadows Museum Announces 2014 Moss / Chumley Artist Award Winner

The Meadows Museum has announced that Darryl Lauster has won the 2014 Moss/Chumley Artist Award. The award is given annually to an outstanding North Texas artist who has exhibited professionally for at least ten years and has a proven track record as a community advocate for the visual arts. Lauster received the award on December 10th at the Meadows Museum’s Holiday Party.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art to Renovate Building Facade; Will Remain Open During Construction

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Director Andrew J. Walker announced today that the museum is renovating parts of the building beginning February 2, 2015. The museum will remain open during the process, though some galleries will be inaccessible. School tours will continue, but no public programs or member programs are planned within the facility. The museum is also closing at 5 p.m. on Thursdays throughout the project, which is expected to last four months. All galleries are scheduled to reopen in June 2015.

North Texas Giving Day Sets New Record

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)