Monday, January 31, 2011

Earth and Ether: Pamela Burnley-Schol opens Saturday, February 26, 2011 with an Artist’s Reception from 6-8pm.

 Norwood Flynn Gallery is pleased to showcase “Earth and Ether,” new work by Pamela Burnley-Schol. Pamela, new to Norwood Flynn Gallery, is a 20 year member of University of North Texas College of Art and Design faculty. This work focuses on the use of cloudscape, landscape and still life genre as vehicles for her interest in personal icons.  Burnley-Schol’s paintings are intricately crafted and tangible three-dimensional objects, made from wood, gilded with 22k gold leaf, and painted in oil pigment. The show continues through March 19, 2011.

All shows are free and open to the public.  The public may call 214-351-3318 or visit for information.

Pamela Burnley-Schol- Artist Statement:  My recent work focuses on the use of cloudscape and landscape as personal icon.  I am especially interested in examining the iconic possibilities for the space between earth and sky, between the physical and the ethereal.  I have also often used portraiture and still life genre as vehicles for the same interest in personal icon.
Like the ancient tradition of orthodox icon paintings, the modern snapshot has often been a sign or representation that stands for its’ object by virtue of a resemblance or analogy to it.  I believe that ordinary things can become icons, windows revealing something greater than the thing itself.

It is my intent to elevate these ordinary snapshot subjects so that they convey to the public that sense of deep, but perhaps intangible significance that was held by the original viewer.  To quote L’Engle, “An icon is more than a simile; it is a metaphor, containing within itself something of the indescribable, so that the need for description vanishes.”

Each painting is an intricately crafted and tangible three-dimensional object, made from wood, Gilded with 22k gold leaf, and painted in oil pigment.  I have combined common materials such As wood with precious gold leaf, and the physical unframed structure of the painted panel is a reference to altarpieces and icons found in traditional liturgical art, in order to celebrate as icon,
those fleeting details of daily life that are often considered ordinary.

About Norwood Flynn Gallery
Norwood Flynn Gallery, housed in a 1940's cottage on the south shore of Bachman Lake, represents contemporary art by emerging and mid career artists.  The gallery exhibits and sells paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography, & new media, with an emphasis on unique Texas artists.

         Gallery Information:
         Norwood Flynn Gallery - Sue Flynn, Owner
         3318 Shorecrest 
         Dallas, Texas  75235

         Gallery Hours:
Wednesday through Saturday: Noon - 5:00 p.m. And by appointment

"Transfiguration: Corn & Copper," 24"x24"x2," oil & 23k gold-leaf on panel, by Pamela Burnley-Schol

Calling All Artists - 6x6x2011: Global Rochester New York

Rochester Contemporary Art Center is pleased to invite you to participate in 6x6x2011: Global.

6x6 began as a small fund-raising project, but has grown into an international art phenomenon. Last year over 5,000 artworks from 43 US States and 22 Countries were entered in this exhibition! Anyone from anywhere in the world is welcome to enter artwork in the exhibition.

Attached is a PDF with more information about this year's exhibition. Please feel free to forward this message and encourage others to participate in this incredible art event.
Thank you so much!

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6x6x2011: Global
June 4 - July 10, 2011
Submissions Due: May 1
Preview Hours: June 1, 2 & 3, 1-10pm
Opening Party & Artwork Sale: June 4, 6-10pm
    7:30pm raffle for buyer positions 1-20
    8:00pm all other buyers
Global Online Purchasing Begins: June 6 at 10am
Sold Out Artist Names Revealed to Public: July 1 *New!
Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 10, 11 & 12
Cash prizes will be awarded by popular vote. *New!

6x6 began as a small fund-raising project, but has grown into an international art phenomenon. Last year over 5,000 artworks from 43 US States and 22 Countries were entered in this exhibition!

Help us build an exhibition of artworks from ALL 50 US States with more global participation than last year. Please invite everyone you know to send their artworks early. The first 5,000 artworks received will included in this year's exhibition.

6x6x2011: Global is the fourth exhibition of thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, college students, youths, and YOU. Each artwork must be 6x6 square inches and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. All artworks will be for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo. Artist names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through July 10, 2011.

*Facebook - Help us build a truly global exhibition of artworks from ALL 50 US States with more international participation than last year. Please invite everyone you know to send their artworks early. The first 5,000 artworks received will included in this year's exhibition.*

More information and FAQs:

Rochester Contemporary Art Center

Mentors & Makers
February 4 - March 13, 2011
new sculpture by:
Wendell Castle
Nancy Jurs
Tom Lacagnina
Bethany Krull

Rochester Contemporary Art Center is a venue for the exchange of ideas. As a center for thoughtful contemporary art, we provide unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists.

Rochester Contemporary Art Center
137 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

Artists Wanted: A Year In Review, Awarding a Feature Exhibition at SCOPE New York - DEADLINE EXTENDED to FRIDAY February 4th

A Search for 2010's Best Emerging Talent in Art, Design, Photography and Video

This week marks the beginning of the Extended Deadline Period for Artists Wanted : A Year in Review, offering artists ONE WEEK to submit their work for a chance at $10,000, Hotel Accommodations + Flight to and from New York City AND a Feature at the New York edition of SCOPE, the premier showcase for international contemporary art.
Artists Wanted : A Year in Review officially closes on Friday February 4th 11:59pm EST.
Along with an exclusive feature at SCOPE New York, the selected Grand Prize artist will receive a $10,000 cash prize, hotel accommodations and airfare to and from New York City, and an international publicity campaign.

In addition, four artists will each receive $1,000 cash and an online feature broadcasted internationally in each of the following categories: Fine Art (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture and Installation), Motion & Sound (Film, Video, Performance and Sound), Design & Illustration, and Photography.  One artist who receives the highest number of public votes will receive the $2,000 People's Choice Award and an online feature.
** Due to the inspired work received, an additional booth at SCOPE New York will be curated more selected artists from this event.

Entries will be reviewed by a talented panel of judges, who are leaders in their fields, dedicated to creative expression and fully supportive in the effort to identify and recognize emerging artistic talent all across the globe.

Motion & Sound:
Lee Wells, Co-Founder of Perpetual Art Machine
Adina Sales, Founder, Managing Director and Executive Producer of Blacklist

Fine Art:
Aldon James, Jr., President of The National Arts Club
Saul Ostrow, Critic & Curator, Art Editor of Bomb Magazine

Design & Illustration:
John Fiorelli, Founder of Cut & Paste
James Jean, Award-winning Artist and Illustrator
Jeff Ng aka jeffstaple, Founder and Creative Director of Staple Design and Reed Space

Craig Cohen, Head Publisher of Powerhouse Books
Lesley A. Martin, Publisher of Aperture Books

The Final Entry Deadline is Friday February 4, 2011 11:59pm EST

More details at:


SCOPE is the largest and most global art fair in the world featuring emerging contemporary art with numerous markets worldwide. SCOPE’s goal and passion is to present the most innovative galleries, artists and curators while networking them with patrons through a unique program of solo and thematic group shows presented alongside museum-quality exhibitions, collector tours, screenings, and special events. In over thirty-five fairs spanning the past ten years, SCOPE has solidified its position as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art.

Artists Wanted was created by two Brooklyn based artists, Jason Goodman and William Etundi Jr. Their first hand experience in the art world was the inspiration for creating this bold new platform for finding burgeoning talent and exposing it to the world. After combining their art world connections, promotional expertise and aesthetic sensibility, Goodman and Etundi launched Artists Wanted with the mission of making the discovery of new artists more welcoming, dynamic and expansive.


Friday, January 28, 2011

Ashes to Art Update Funeria Art Honors Life Sonoma County
FUNERIA Publishes Price List for 5th Biennial International Ashes to Art® Exhibition
5th biennial Ashes to Art blogsite banner
Happy New Year! 

If you have been one of the more than 17,000 visitors to see FUNERIA's Ashes to Art® exhibition online since October 2010, you may have wondered why we haven't posted prices earlier for all of the spectacular original artworks in our 5th biennial exhibition. Here's why:

When neighbors, friends, supporters and hundreds of visitors arrive from nearby cities and throughout the world to attend our international exhibitions at FUNERIA's Sonoma County Art Honors Life® gallery, we believe their special effort deserves not only a warm welcome but a special advantage--one of which is a first look at the prices that each of the artists has set for their own work.
While the Internet offers many interactive opportunities for the curious mind, we know that sculpture and multi-dimensional forms can only be fully appreciated in museums, galleries, in public and private venues where we can experience their mass or their delicacy and feel their impact in relation to ourselves. 

Textures, scale, colors and fine details may be represented fairly well online, but stepping into a physical environment, touching the work, recognizing why both the setting and artworks were created, and why a distinguished panel of arts professionals selected them, requires a trip. So, we reward those who travel to our exhibitions with a bonus. They are the first to know that some artists have set surprisingly low prices for their work. They learn that all of the superbly crafted funerary urns and personal memorial artworks, including those at the highest end, are more fairly priced than they expected to find while seeking a unique means to honor a life they've loved.
Now it's your turn to find out that one of the highest scoring artworks among the jurors, which was also the second highest scoring People's Choice contest vote recipient, is a stunning, sophisticated, and exquisitely crafted original artwork priced at $400. We've checked our documents countless times to be sure an extra zero wasn't missing.
You'll also find pieces priced at several thousand more, and we don't always have the very best photos posted to represent them in their full glory. Ask us if they're still available however, and if they are, ask to see better images so that we can help convey some of the details that warrant their price... many times over. We'll tell you about the artists themselves--their inspiration, education and major awards they may have received. 

Artists, after all, like to sell and share their work, just as we all hope to be acknowledged for our talents, enjoy comforts, educate our children well and contribute to our communities. FUNERIA is proud to represent artists in the process--to promote, advertise and champion them in any way we can. We know, though, that many more hours, expensive tools and materials were required to create each of these pieces than their price reflects. Imagine not just a 40 hour work week but a hundred and more hours spent in shaping, carving, hammering these beautiful objects. To say nothing of the creative process that precedes their production, to the time spent inspecting, perfecting, to ensuring that their work is the very best it can possibly be. 

This is, after all, work that is specifically created to serve a special purpose. It is artwork that is intended to honor a unique life. It may be for an adult with a lifelong passion for exploring the natural world and universe--seeking beauty and studying its secrets; a pet that has retrieved every tennis ball you've thrown, carried you on its back or helped keep you warm at night. It may be for a child who hadn't enjoyed nearly enough of life, but knew the beat and fullness of their mother's heart. It could be for you. What will your urn look like?

So, there you have it. If this isn't a compelling enough statement on the value of seeing, touching and having meaningful, evocative, original art and superbly crafted and designed memorial artwork in your own life, then you'll just have to take a closer look. Open the price list and ask us how we can help you acquire exactly what you want and surely deserve.

Here's to your beautiful life!

Maureen Lomasney
President & Founder


FUNERIA, founded in 2000, is a pioneering contemporary funerary arts agency, international exhibitions organizer and in 2007 opened "the nation's first art gallery dedicated to cremation urns and personal memorial art" (The New York Times, 1/18/07). The Northern California-based firm promotes and sells original artist-designed and superbly crafted artwork in all media, including a growing number of biodegradable options for both people and their pets, through retail and reseller channels worldwide. 
ts exhibitions and activities have been featured prominently in The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Financial Times, The New York Times, on CNN, NBC, on KQED public radio's "The California Report", Sonoma County's  KRCB public radio station's "artsID" program, in books, including the Napa/Sonoma Lonely Planet publication's visitors guide, and in additional local, regional and international print, broadcast and online media since the first Ashes to Art® show opened in 2001 at San Francisco's historic Fort Mason Center. FUNERIA and its Art Honors Life® gallery are located 1 hour north of San Francisco in the west Sonoma County town of Graton.

For further information, call 888 829 1966 (US toll free), 707 829 1966 or email

What is Brian Nolan Up To?


    Pretty cool thing happened to me recently. I sat down to watch HBO's Treme for the first time. As the show went to it's opening credit sequence I started to notice that the images were more and more about how the flood waters damaged the city of New Orleans.  This cool sense came over me as the music played and the images passed by, I just felt that one of my images was about to pop up on the screen - sure enough - there was one.  If you watch the opening credit sequence my image is used below the credit for the co-executive producer. 
I assume they purchased the image from one of the stock image banks I send my work out to.  Years ago having your work on TV would have meant a decent check in the mail - the internet killed that by reducing the use fees and allowing broader use licenses to buyers.  Years ago I would have been upset that my work was used and that I was never notified - bad breach in protocol but I suppose that's the world we live in - you put your work out there for others to see and it's out of your hands.  I'm not upset because I'm finally getting to use the words "AS SEEN ON TV" with my work.  How cool is that?
I'm sending a print down to a charity auction in New Orleans hosted by HBO.  The cause is a good one - helping musicians. Here's the image as SEEN ON TV.

PS did I mention my work can be purchased online at: ?

David A. Dreyer: Transitional Planes Valley House Gallery Dallas

We are pleased to announce our next exhibition   

David A. Dreyer: Transitional Planes   

Saturday, February 12, 6:00-8:30 pm   

David A. Dreyer was born in Dallas in 1958, and earned his BFA and MFA at Southern Methodist University. He was a recipient of the Moss/Chumley Award from the Meadows Museum and has had solo exhibitions at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas and The Grace Museum in Abilene. Dreyer is currently Adjunct Instructor, Technical Supervisor and Safety Coordinator for the Division of Art at SMU. This is his third solo exhibition at Valley House Gallery.

Dreyer's expression of the essence of line, gesture and geometry as observed in nature and his articulation of the transitions and dynamics of these elements shape this exhibition of abstract paintings and sculpture.

His paintings and sculpture are wholly interconnected; one influences the other. Dimensions of space are in flux. Planes and plains morph. His palette is cohesively rooted in nature. Throughout, his craftsmanship is refined and subtle. For Dreyer, gesture is not only the essence of a statement, but also a means to finding that statement.   

Preview the exhibition at   

The exhibition continues through March 12, 2011

Jacque Forsher in the Denton Chron! Go Jacque!

 Conversation With Alice Jaque Allen Forsher

In case you have not had the chance to read Thursday's Denton Record Chronicle you might want to check it out!  Once again, OXIDE Gallery was featured in the Denton Time Magazine!!  The paper devoted a whole page to our upcoming Main and Feature shows opening February 1st! 

Congratulations to Lynne Richards, Faith Jessup, and Jacque Forsher for each having a piece of their artwork selected to be featured along with the write up. 

You can view OXIDE's write up and the entire Denton Time Magazine online at:

We want to say a special THANK YOU to Lucinda Breeding and the entire staff of the Denton Record Chronicle for the wonderful write up and for their continued support of Denton's ever changing and growing art community!

Warren Hooper,
OXIDE Gallery

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Artists: What Are you up to?

What are you up to?  Send in your New Art.  Videos and More!  We will post them with a link to your website.

Doctorin' the Tardis - Doctor Who Music Video (Timelords)

Selections Opening Reception Calendar Listing Newport New Hampshire

Name: Library Arts Center annual Selections Exhibit Opening Reception
Date: Friday, February 4
Times of Event: 5 – 7pm
Street Address: 58 N. Main Street
Contact info: phone (603)-863-3040 website
Cost: free and open to the public
Selections 2011 features eight winners from the Library Arts Center 2010 Juried Regional Exhibit.  Exhibitors include:  Cherie DeAugustinis, Georgina Forbes, Christine Hawkins, Gillian Martlew, Yvonne Shukovsky, Ann St. Martin Stout, Patricia Sweet MacDonald & William Cheever Turner.  After the opening, the exhibit will run Feb. 5 – Mar 18, Tues. – Sat., 11am – 4pm.
Attached:   Three images that will be on exhibit for this show
Christine Hawkins, Matrix, Oil on Paper
Ann St. Martin Stout, Work Tools, Photograph
Gillian Martlew, Hayloft, Photograph

Kerian Massey at The Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas

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You are invited to
17th Annual El Corazon Exhibition
this Saturday, Jan 29th from 7-9pm
Please join me, Kerian Massey at the artists reception!
My painting "Life Force" will be there along
with a very diverse and talented group at the
Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas.

The show is going on from 1/29/2011 - 2/26/2011
please call 214.670.8749 for more info

Here's a google map to the Bath House Cultural Center

{LOVE}ly - The Shopping Event with a Heart - Benefitting Dwell with Dignity IndieGenius Dallas

409 N. Zang @ 7th Street
Dallas, TX 75208
214-941-0075 - Store

Kelley McCarter Copeland, creator of the blog: The Hidden List , and Amy Lambert Lee, creator of the blog: House of Wentworth, have joined forces with Julie McCullough Kim, owner of IndieGenius and Make Studio, to bring the metroplex a unique shopping experience.  Benefiting Dwell With Dignity, Lovely - The Shopping Event With A Heart, will be held Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 409 N. Zang inside the much raved about and recently opened IndieGenius 5,000 sqft general store.   IndieGenius is home to 50+ micro-boutiques, selling your favorite handmade, locally made, and vintage wears from names you have become familiar with through the Urban Bazaar and Etsy Shows.  From handbags to housewares, jewelry to children's goods, mid-century modern furniture to refinished classics, art, ceramics, gifts and more...a truly unique shopping event awaits! 

Dwell With Dignity's mission is to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design; one home at a time.  By bringing good design to those less fortunate, families are inspired to maintain a standard of living in a home they can be proud of and thrive in.  Copeland, Lee and Kim will present some of Dallas finest handmade wares and vintage goods with a portion of the sales benefiting Dwell With Dignity.  Along with the opportunity to learn more about and become a member of  Dwell With Dignity, the night will include a photo booth, raffle, lite bites, including chocolates from Cindy Elizabeth Pedraza of CoCo Andre Chocolate, and bubbly.

Dwell With Dignity's founders, Lisa Robinson and Kim Turner, along with the hosts for the evening are featured in the newly released publication, CRAVE Dallas.  Each guest will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of this book and meet these creative women featured in this book, sold in boutiques around Dallas.  All profits from the books purchased during the event will also be donated to Dwell With Dignity.

Art Opening Oxide Gallery Denton Texas

A fun night of great food, art, and friends!
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Four Tops-I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)

Artist Interview: Perry Burns

What is your name: Perry Burns

Do you have a formal art education or are you a self taught artist: Formal. I went to Rhode Island School of Design.

What is the style of your pieces: I call it "organic geometry," a hybrid of Islamic pattern & abstract expressionism.

What is the medium in which you work: Oil on Canvas and Prints on Paper.

What started you on your path as an artist: I've been painting since I was 5 and have always loved it.

What is one of the most important things that art has brought to your life: A sense of God. I am not religious, but when I paint there is clearly some other greater force that comes into play, a force that feels like it often moves through me or around me when I paint. I feel that it is that force or energy that transcends the materiality of paint, and transforms the material, movement & intention into something much greater. That is the magic of painting and, indeed all the Arts.

What is your favorite genre of art besides the one you work in: Music, architecture, photography & "guerilla" art.

Do you have art showings, and if so what are they typically like: Yes, often. One person & group shows. The one person shows are based on ideas I have about the bridge between painting & spirituality, art & politics, aesthetics & culture.

Do you have a certain set of clothes you make art in: Yes, both clothes and shoes I can get plenty of paint on.

What has been the most frustrating part of being an artist? The current business of Fine Art - In the current gallery system galleries hold all the cards. There are some fairly standard practices but nothing is regulated and artists really have very little power. There is a very real reason people say, "starving artistbecause it is very hard to actually make money as an artist until an artist reaches the upper echelons of the art world. 

What is your favorite sandwich of all time: Interesting question(?) A "Combo" from Villa - East Hampton, NY

Has this year brought about any changes in your work, and if so what are they: Major changes, although it is the result of years worth of developing some new ideas and work.

Who is your favorite artist alive or dead: Currently 2 who are alive - Mark Bradford, a painter in LA, and JR, a french photographer & guerilla artist.

What is the most moving piece of artwork that you have seen in person: Bernini's 'Apollo & Daphne', The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Gehry's Disney Concert Hall in LA.

Do you have any animals, and what do they think of your work: 1 cat - As he mostly eats, sleeps & poops, I'm not sure he even realizes my work exists.

Do you have any upcoming exhibitions you would like to share with us: Yes, an exhibit titled, '3 Visions' @ the Flinn Gallery - 101 West Putnam Ave. Greenwich, CT. The Opening Reception is Thurs. Feb. 3rd  6-8pm.

Web address -                   
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"Clash of the Artists 2011" Call to Artists USA Art for Progress

Event: "Clash of the Artists 2011"
When: Jan 1, 2011 12:00 AM — Feb 13, 2011
Where: Across the globe, international, world wide web
Description: Art For Progress presents "Clash of the Artists 2011"

5th Annual International Artist Competitions
Submission starts on January 1st

Accepting submissions in VISUAL ART, FILM, MUSIC, FASHION and CREATIVE Categories


Apply online or by mail Submit: 3 Images, 3 Tracks, or 1 Film for $20 ($25 after January 31)


Submissions: January 1 - February 13
Online Voting: February 21 - March 31
Finalist Panel Review: April 1 - April 8
Winners Announced: April 11
Showcase Events: May 2011

Art For Progress is a 501(c)3 Non Profit Artist Community "Creative

"Culture Accelerating Social Change"
Link: Click Here

Monday, January 24, 2011

The World is a Vampire - Smashing Pumpkins

Artist Interview: Derrick White

What is your name:  Derrick White

Do you have a formal art education or are you a self taught artist:  I have a Master of Fine Arts degree (painting & drawing) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (painting & drawing) both from the University of North Texas, Denton, TX.

What is the style of your pieces:  Somewhat organized chaos-ism.

What is the medium in which you work:  I’ll work in anything I can get my hands on but primarily acrylic and water based mixed media.

What started you on your path as an artist:  I drew cartoons and pop icons all through childhood but actually graduated high school wanting to ranch cattle.  I was inspired to pursue painting and drawing in an art appreciation class taken at Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, TX and by my professor Randy Brodnax ( ).  I had a clash of art and agriculture.  These days when I’m at an art opening, I feel pretty confident I’m the only person in the room who’s ever castrated a hog before.

What is one of the most important things that art has brought to your life:  Passion.  With all its trials and tribulations I still love making art, pushing paint around and getting lost in the zone.  I can’t imagine not creating.

What is your favorite genre of art besides the one you work in:  I love good and interesting movies and I teach a Film Studies Art Appreciation class at Tyler Junior College.

Do you have art showings, and if so what are they typically like: Having a solo show is like standing in a room full of people in your underwear and having to make up fake answers to things you thought were observable and self-evident…but with refreshments.

Do you have a certain set of clothes you make art in:  I have drips of paint on every single article of clothing I own, much to the exasperation of my wife Alicia. 

What has been the most frustrating part of being an artist?
  Keeping the flying monkeys out of my paint.

What is your favorite sandwich of all time:  I don’t know if it counts as a sandwich but a Double-Double from the In-N-Out Burger is my fondest memory from a trip to Los Angeles, CA.

Has this year brought about any changes in your work, and if so what are they:
  No major changes taking place but I am real excited about the latest pieces I’ve made.  My favorite painting is always the one I just finished.  

Who is your favorite artist alive or dead:
  Living - Dallas artist David Bates (I love his paintings yet hate his sculptures, which gives me hope).  Artist friend and colleague Paul Jones (Tyler).  Paul and I have been sharing and stealing each other’s ideas for years (that flying monkeys line is his).  Dead - Louise Nevelson (her sculptures of random and discarded objects have an unexplainable power).

What is the most moving piece of artwork that you have seen in person: I wasn’t expecting it but James Turrell’s sky space, Tending, (Blue) at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas knocked my socks right off and it’s just an enclosed white room with a hole in the roof.

Do you have any animals, and what do they think of your work: We have a little Shih Tzu and she couldn’t care less about my work.  Gus, our shepherd /sheltie who passed away 12 months ago after 12 years, his conversations and opinions I really miss.

Do you have any upcoming exhibitions you would like to share with us: I am participating in 15 Minutes of Fame: Pop Culture.  The exhibition is on view through February 8, 2011 at Gallery Main Street  110 W Erwin Downtown Tyler, TX and I have 20 ‘New Paintings’ on display through March 4, 2011 at the Tyler Junior College West Campus at 1530 South Southwest Loop 323 Tyler, TX.

Web address:

Artist Opportunity – Call to Artists – Latino Cultural Center, Dallas

Entry Deadline:  Tuesday, February 8

The Latino Cultural Center announces a Call for Artists
8th Annual Hecho en Dallas Juried Exhibition
NOTE: A copy of this prospectus (PDF format), including the official Entry Form, may be downloaded at

Hecho en Dallas is an annual juried exhibition designed to showcase the recent work of professional artists who reside and are active in the artistic environment of the Dallas area. The exhibition was conceived by the Latino Cultural Center in recognition of the talented pool of artists whose creative endeavors give vitality to the cultural movement in DFW.

Exhibition Timeline:
Submission deadline: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 by 5 p.m.
Not a postmark deadline. Entries received after the deadline will be disqualified.
Notifications to artists: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 – via e-mail
Delivery of artwork: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 (4-7 PM)
Opening reception: Thursday, March 10, 2011 (6-8 PM)
Exhibition dates: March 10 – April 29, 2011
Pick-up artwork: Saturday, April 30, 2011 (1-4 PM)

• Artists must reside in the City of Dallas or within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
• Art must have been created within the last 3 years to be eligible
• Artworks must not have been exhibited in the region within the last 18 months
• Artworks submitted must be in the possession of the artist and ready for display
• Any medium will be considered; however, artists who exhibit artwork that requires the use of special equipment (computers, projectors, multimedia devices, etc.) will be responsible for provided such equipment for the duration of the exhibition
• Size limit for 3D artwork will not exceed 15 feet (length + width + depth), with the longest side of the piece not exceeding 7 feet.
• For 2D artwork, the longest side cannot exceed 7 feet.
• There is no entry fee for this juried exhibition

Juror names will be announced on the week of Jan. 17.

How to Submit Entries:
• Do not submit original works of art for consideration. Only digital photographs of artwork will be reviewed
• Submit UP TO THREE digital images (JPEG files) on a CD
• Each image should represent an individual work of art. Artists may submit up to two images to represent different views of three-dimensional artwork
• All disks must be labeled with the artist’s name, phone number, and email address
• Submissions will not be accepted via e-mail
• Files should be named using the last name of the artist and sequential numbers for every photograph submitted. Example: smith1.jpg, smith1detail.jpg (if applicable), smith2.jpg, etc.

Additional Requirements:
• Printout of completed official entry form. A copy of this exhibition prospectus, including the official Entry Form, can be downloaded at the Latino Cultural Center's News Center at
• Works must be ready for display, including framing and a secure hanging device, if applicable. Artwork that is not suitable for hanging/displaying will not be included in the exhibition.

Artists will be notified of selection via email on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Delivery of Entry Package
Latino Cultural Center
2011 Hecho en Dallas
2600 Live Oak Street
Dallas, TX 75204

• mailed entries should arrive at the LCC by the deadline
• hand-delivered entries may be turned in during LCC regular hours, Tuesday-Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM
Contact Information
Enrique Fernández Cervantes, (214) 670-8723,
Hortencia Rubalcava, (214) 671-0046,

Artist Opportunity – Call to Artists – Kathryn Heard-Craig Juried Art Exhibition, McKinney

The Art Club of McKinney issues a Call to Artists for their upcoming show. The Kathryn Heard-Craig Juried Art Exhibition will accept entries through February 7th, and will open from March 11th - March 13th. Location: Heard-Craig Hall, 306 North Church Street, McKinney, Texas 75069

MISSION The mission of the Kathryn Heard-Craig Juried Exhibition and Sale is to encourage both established and emerging artists who live in Collin County, or are associated with visual arts organizations in Collin County, to exhibit their art, compete for prize money, and sell their art.
Information can be found by visiting Questions can be directed via email to

JURORS/JUDGES Jurors who play a significant role in the artistic community of Collin County will critique all work and select the finalists. Tricia Taylor Dixon, curator of the Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, will judge the 2D Traditional category. Mary Vernon, currently Associate Professor of Art, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, will judge the 2D Contemporary category. Ms. Vernon is represented by Valley House Gallery, Dallas. Please see her biography at

CATEGORIES Each artist may submit a maximum of three works for consideration. The artist must indicate in which category each piece is to be entered. If the jurors consider another category more appropriate for the work, the artist will be consulted before a change of category is made. All works must be the original work of the artist. Photographs, computer-generated, digital, or giclee prints will not be accepted for consideration at this time. 2D works are limited to oil, acrylic, water media, egg tempera, encaustic and pastel works. Prints created through traditional processes, such as engravings and block prints, are accepted provided the edition is limited and controlled by the artist. 2D works include two categories: Traditional - Apparent emphasis must be on traditional/academic technique, style and/or subject matter. Contemporary - Apparent emphasis must be on the appropriate use of a variety of media in a uniquely personal style and/or subject matter. 3D works are considered one category and include sculpture, ceramics, and any free-standing or hanging piece of three dimensional work. AWARDS The total awards will be approximately $2000 in cash and prizes,with a $500 First Place Award in each category.

COMMISSION 5% of all sale prices will be collected as a donation to the Heard- Craig Center for the Arts, McKinney, Texas. The Heard-Craig Center is dedicated to the preservation and study of Texas art, and has a growing collection of Early Texas Art.  The remaining sale price will be mailed to the artist within 30 days of close of exhibition.  

ELIGIBILITY The artist: Must be 18 years old or older. Must be a resident of Collin County or associated with a visual arts organization in Collin County. Does not need to be a member of the Art Club of McKinney. ENTRY 

GUIDELINES The artist can submit up to three works for consideration. 2D works: The longest dimension shall not exceed 50” and shortest dimension shall not exceed 40”, including frame. 3D works: Three views must be submitted for each piece and the combined dimensions (height, length and width, all added together) shall not exceed 70” inches. The artist retains copyright of their work. Once accepted into the competition, images of the work become part of the Art Club of McKinney archives and may be used in publicity for this and future shows. The artist's name and copyright will be included in all publicity.

FEES Non-refundable entry fees are: $20 for students (high school, college and graduate school) $25 for members of the Art Club of McKinney $35 for all others 

SUBMISSION All artists must download and fully complete the application form and email it to (Application soon will be available on the website.) The entry fee must be submitted through the PayPal page on this website using either a credit card, debit card, or a PayPal account. A digital image of each work must be emailed to The image name must be lower case and in the format artist-first-name-artist-last-name, name-of-work.jpg. The name of the work on the application form, the jpg, and the actual work of art MUST be the same. Example: anne-royer-guitar-horses.jpg The image must be 300dpi, minimum file size = 1 megabyte, maximum file size 2 megabytes. Slides or images on CD/DVD will not be accepted. All submissions must be received by midnight 02/07/11. Artists will be notified by email that their work has been accepted or not accepted by 02/14/11. 

ACCEPTED WORKS All art work must be hand-delivered to the exhibition site on 03/08/11 between the hours of 9am and noon, and 03/09/11 between the hours of 4:30pm and 8pm. All 2D work must be either framed, gallery wrapped (min. 1” thick), or on min. 1” thick support with finished edge. All 3D work must be ready to display with any stands and title plates securely fastened. The art work may be priced for sale. The sale price must include the Texas state sales tax and the artist is responsible for reporting the sales tax to the State of Texas. The art work may be pre-sold but must hang in gallery for the duration of show. Art work cannot be removed from the exhibition space before the close of the exhibition.

Artist Opportunity – Call to Latino Artists – Killeen Foundation

The LULAC 4535 Killeen Foundation is promoting Latino Arts and Artists and will have a juried exhibit during "The National Hispanic Heritage Month" in September 2011.  The Foundation has received a grant from the Killeen Arts Commission. LULAC (League of United Latino American Citizens) is the oldest Hispanic civil rights organization that has just celebrated its 81st. anniversary.  The Killeen 4535 Foundation in its endeavour of giving the best opportunities to the realization of the Latinos aspirations, while promoting the understanding of our contributions to the foundation, development and progress of our Nation, will have the event mentioned above.  As a "pre taste" of the Festival there is an exhibit of a Latino artist, Alice de los Santos Goewey at the Killeen Conference and Civic Center.

Artists who wish to participate in this project should contact Magdalena Villaronga at

Texas Sculpture Association Oak Cliff 2011 Membership Show Dallas

Wargasm Guns and Gods and Oil and Blood: America in Iraq A Comedy of Terrors in Three Unnnatural Acts

Guns and Gods and Oil and Blood:
America in Iraq
A Comedy of Terrors in Three Unnnatural Acts

Lady Anne: “Knows’t thou no law of man or nature?
No beast so fierce has not some touch of pity.”
Gloucester: “But I know none and therefore am no beast.”

Shakespeare – Richard III

Wargasm. It’s like “Heart of Darkness”, only funnier. I came up with the title because there are some who love death as much as others love life. This makes us weird. I would describe this body of work as Dante meets Dr. Stangelove in that the artwork transcends the political subject matter of the Iraq War. It is really a deeper examination of the nature of human nature. The portraits of the Bush Administration acknowledge their humanity albeit lurking lost in the dark, cold caves of their souls.

With this in mind each painting embraces something of beauty as well as darkness, a reminder that in every thing lies the potential for all things. You can choose to look upon the horrors of the day but there is great beauty in this world to focus on as well. It is easy to demonize your enemies …it is easy to become the thing you loathe the most. We can evolve or we can revolve.

Cantilevered into the 21st century armed with Odor Eaters and doused with Old Spice we’ve eliminated all traces of our primate past only to discover the monsters taunting us are but the distorted reflections of our selves in the fun house mirror of distant time… me, myself, and I, an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind, blind rage, love is blind. Shatter the mirror in victory proud warrior, declare yourself triumphant … you are not like your reflection… hairy, vulgar, and coarse.

Like a family vacation gone bad, the Family of Man has been stuck in a car on the road to Baghdad together for too long with no end of bickering in sight. The better angels of our nature sitting up front are taunted by the sums of our fears in the back. On this trip, Fear drives us to distraction. If America is a melting pot then war is the bouillabaisse for fools.

So let’s have fun and give shape to our fears. The cubes implied by the shapes of these paintings allow both 2 and 3 dimensions to exist simultaneously, suspending time and space. George Bush and friends stand embalmed in the resin of their own ossified tears, frozen forever in hells of their own making, like some prehistoric insect trapped in amber.

Dodie Kazanjian, art editor-at-large for Vogue Magazine called the images “…really timely and powerful” and “ they’re well done and have a lot of bite.”
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