ARTS DFW – Inaugural Event

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Arts DFW Inaugural Event 

September 9 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Central Arts of Hurst
362 East Pipeline Road in Hurst, Texas

I have always believed in the transformative power of the Arts. The Arts have been shown to revitalize and bring communities together, boost academic performance in students, provide health benefits to local residents, reduce crime, as well as impact our local economy and workforce while simultaneously preparing us for the future. So I am beyond thrilled to announce that I now sit on the Board of Directors for Arts DFW, a new 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose focus is on fundraising for the Visual and Performing Arts so our communities can thrive.

Our inaugural event will be held on Monday, September 9th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Central Arts of Hurst  in Hurst, Texas. This free event is a great chance to stop by, learn about us and our mission, while simultaneously enjoying some entertainment and refreshments. So swing on by and see what we have to offer, and click here to RSVP so we know you’re coming!

See you at GrapeFest

Mark your calendars, and save the date: September 12-16, 2019, as I’ll be returning to vend my photographic works at GrapeFest: the largest wine festival in the Southwest!

I’ll be exhibiting with other members of the Grapevine Art Project, so you’ll find over 20 local artists across an array of art mediums–painting, jewelry, ceramics, photography and more–inside the historic Foust Funeral Home & Event Space located at 523 S. Main Street in Grapevine, Texas. No matter what the weather is outside, we’re in an air conditioned and sheltered space so you’re always guaranteed a great time as you view all the artistic works from our talented members. With an array of art mediums represented, there’s something for everyone inside.

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See You at Main Street Fest in Grapevine

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m heading back for another year at Main Street Fest in Grapevine, Texas. I’ll be bringing prints, some ready-to-hang pieces, with a combination of older work and newer work too. There will be a little something for everyone.
I hope you’ll join me, and over 20 other local artists who are vending inside the historic Foust Funeral Home & Event Space inside Festival grounds located at 523 S. Main Street. Rain or shine, hot or cold we’re inside and have something for everyone, and every price point!

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Please note our art area hours conclude before the festival shuts down on Friday and Saturday.

MAIN STREET FEST DAILY GENERAL ADMISSION
$7 Adults // $5 Seniors 62+ // $5 Children 6-12 years
*Admission is free on Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
**Children under the age of 6 are free
Weekend pass for $15.

For more information about the festival including parking, entertainment, and more, please visit the official website at: https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/main-street-fest/

Join me at Bedford Arts Fest – March 30 (10am-6pm)

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My next Festival appearance will be the Bedford Art Festival (March 30, 10am to 6pm) held at the Bedford Boys Ranch in Bedford, Texas. Both admission and parking is free so it’s a great excuse to come out and support your local artists!  There will be live music, food trucks, an art marketplace and more! I hope to see 👀 you there!

Here’s just a sampling of some of the works I’ll be bringing.

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CANCELLED: Belaire Event Series – Spring Celebration

cancelledDue to the forecast calling for wind and thunderstorms, organizers have decided to cancel Hurst’s celebratory Arts March Pop-Up, the Belaire Event Series – Spring Celebration this Saturday, March 23, 2019.

While the city is rescheduling it for April 27, I have prior commitments on the new date so will no longer be able to participate. I wanted to update all my followers so no one showed up looking for me and expecting a party, and finding neither.

My next festival appearance will be next weekend, Saturday, March 30 at the Bedford Arts Festival. Both admission and parking are free, and there will be an art marketplace, performances, food trucks, kids activities and more! I hope to see you there!

Belaire Event Series – Spring Celebration March 23

I’ll be bringing my photography to the Belaire Event Series – Spring Celebration which is a Pop-Up event held Saturday March 23rd from noon to 6pm.

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This family-friendly event, the second in the series, is a collaboration between the City of Hurst, Texas and the local business and arts communities. Join me and other local artisans from 12-6pm for a family friendly event in the parking lot of the Belaire Shopping Center next to the Artisan Theater. There will be food trucks, several live music performances, games, face-painting and more! For updated details, or to find out how you can join in, or volunteer please visit the official Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/602092723563078/

 

 

Juried Into Western Trappings on the Llano

 

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I’m thrilled to announce that I have been selected to exhibit two of my photographic works at this year’s Western Trappings on the Llano, which is a juried, international exhibit and sale featuring the finest in custom Gear and original Western Art. An artist reception and preview sale will kick off festivities on October 19th at 5:30pm (ticket required) inside the Llano County Historical Museum located at 310 Bessemer Street in Llano, Texas. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will run from October 20 through November 3, 2018 at the museum.

 

For more information please visit the official website: www.westerntrappings.com

GAP is back at the Foust for GrapeFest!

The Grapevine Art Project invites you to support your local artists during the largest wine festival in the Southwest: GrapeFest!

You’ll find over 20 local artists across an array of art mediums–painting, jewelry, ceramics, photography and more–inside the historic Foust Funeral Home & Event Space located at 523 S. Main Street in Grapevine, Texas. No matter what the weather is outside, we’re in an air conditioned and sheltered space so you’re always guaranteed a great time as you view all the artistic works from our talented members. With an array of art mediums represented, there’s something for everyone inside. You can find a FACEBOOK event with all the details about all the #GAPartists who will be vending here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2728910073999822/

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The 32nd Annual GrapeFest® – A Texas Wine Experience, presented by Bank of the West, is back for four days of family-friendly festival fun on September 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2018.  Make plans to sip and sample premium Texas wines and champagne while enjoying live entertainment, delicious festival food and so much more!

There is free admission to the festival all day Thursday, September 13, and until 5pm on Friday, September 14th. Admission is required for Friday evening and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information about #GrapeFest (including admission, entertainment, parking, and more) please visit the official website: grapevinetexasusa.com/grapefest/

GAP’s Artist Reception for the Summer 2018 juried member’s exhibition at the Lancaster Theater

Please join me in supporting my fellow colleagues in the Grapevine Art Project as we celebrate the end of our most recent exhibition. The Grapevine Art Project has had over 15 of our members exhibiting 2D and 3D artworks inside the Lancaster Theater during July & August. We invite all of you to join us for a free and open to the public artist reception on Friday, August 24th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

Not only is it one of the last chances to see the exhibit, but many of the artists will be present so you can talk directly to them about their works.

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The GAP member show was juried and the following awards were handed out:

  • The Best In Show award went to Charice Cooper for her oil The Risk Takers.
  • Painting: First Place went to Chris Brandley for her oil Slice of Key Lime. Honorable mention was awarded to Beverly Richmond for her oil Days Work Done.
  • In Photography, First Place went to Looking Back by Bruce Rosenstiel. Honorable mention ribbons were awarded to Grande Mosque by Klaus Mayer and Chiang Mai Umbrellas by Bruce Rosenstiel.
  • The First Place Ribbon in Pottery went to Sue Jackson for 3 Pitchers.
  • In Sculpture, the First Place Ribbon was awarded to Deb Hart for Armadillo on the Town.
  • In Jewelry, the First Place Ribbon went to Shirley Matteson for Mosaic.

Join me at Grapevine’s Main Street Fest: May 18-20

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MAIN STREET FEST

May 18-20
Artist hours: F-Sa 11am-9pm, Su 11am-6pm

You can find me with more than 20 other local artists inside the Foust Funeral Home and Event Space located at 523 S.  Main Street in Grapevine, Texas. Don’t worry, there’s no funerals during festival weekends. Guests can “Texperience” more than 75 craft brews from 36 breweries across 15 states, boogie down to live music on three stages, sample delicious festival food and much more right in the heart of Historic Downtown Grapevine. Free parking with complimentary shuttle service is offered. Admission prior to 5pm Friday is free, the rest of the weekend has an admission fee to enter. For more details please visit the official site.

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I’ll be bringing a range of product from blank greeting cards, photographic prints, ready to hang works, as well as highly collectible museum conservation quality signed, numbered, and limited edition prints.

I hope to see you there!