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/

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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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Please share across social media and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/916355651894950/

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!

 

 

 

Grapevine Art Project’s Juried Art Exhibit at the Tower Gallery in Grapevine – Now Open

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I’m honored to say that I have 5 pieces on display [featured below] in the Grapevine Art Project‘s Juried Art Exhibit in the Tower Gallery inside the Grapevine Convention and Visitor’s Center located at 636 S. Main Street in downtown Grapevine, Texas.

The Free Exhibit runs April 6-26, 2018 and is full of art encompassing a range of mediums: jewelry, ceramics, photography, painting, block printing, textiles and so much more! If something catches your eye, guess what — it’s for sale too! Gallery hours coincide with the hours of the Visitor’s Center itself.

SHOW DATES

  • April 6-26

LOCATION

  • Tower Gallery
  • inside the Grapevine Convention & Visitor’s Center
  • 636 S. Main Street in Grapevine, Texas

GALLERY HOURS

  • Mon – Fri: 8am – 5:30pm
  • Sat: 10am – 6:30pm, (until 7pm on the 21st)
  • Sun: 12-5pm

On April 14, 15, 20, & 21 GAP will be hosting artist demonstrations, as well as “Make and Takes” for youth and young adults. Spots are limited to a first come first serve basis and there is a modest fee.

As part of a new initiative, GAP is raising money to be used for an Art Scholarship Fund to help support a graduating senior for our local Grapevine Colleyville Independent School District. On the evening of April 14th there will be a Wine Trail drawing for some nice items, and a Silent Auction. The next Saturday on April 21 there will be another Silent Auction during the Artist’s Reception from 5-7pm.

ARTIST RECEPTION

  • Saturday, April 21st from 5-7pm

Unfortunately for me, I will not be at the Artist Reception on April 21st, since it happens to coincide with my appearance at the Main ST Fort Worth Arts Festival. But many of the other artists will be on hand to talk about their art and process, plus there’s free refreshments too.So if you’re not visiting me at my booth in Fort Worth, then I’d recommend you pop in for an evening of art!

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March 8 – Presentation at the Grapevine Art Project

I’ll be doing a presentation for my fellow artists at this week’s monthly Grapevine Art Project meeting. As part of that presentation, I’m asking folks to click on this link: “http://bit.ly/2tlkZoY” and in turn to also post and share it, asking others to click on the link and copy it exactly as it appears. You’ll find out why during the presentation!

For those not in attendance, and who are curious I’ll update this post with the reason why after the meeting.

 

Here’s the blurb from the Grapevine Art Project website:

Grapevine Art Project Member and photographer K. C. Hulsman, possesses over 10 years of experience marketing in the pop culture entertainment field. She worked her way up from an entry level coordinator to a Brand Manager that supervised over a hundred entertainment properties, including multi-million dollar properties that aired on TV. During her marketing career she’s had to become a veritable chameleon and jack-of-all-trades, and that included both social media and online marketing. Join us for her presentation geared to fellow artists on the ever-changing arena of online marketing with a focus on the importance of social media for growing your business and profile, insights into social media outlets, strategies for implementation and content generation, as well as helpful resources and tips! A Q&A will follow the presentation. KC’s knowledge base is dense, so we recommend you come ready to take notes.  ​

 

WHEN & WHERE:

  • Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • 6:30pm : refreshments; 7:00pm : business followed by the presentation
  • Join us in the Stage Room at the REC located at 1175 Municipal Way in Grapevine, Texas.

Visitors welcome.

 

 

GAP Winter Wonderland Reception Friday

Join us in Grapevine this Friday, November 17th at 6:30pm for a free reception celebrating the Grapevine Art Project‘s Winter Wonderland Show inside the Lancaster Theater Lobby at the Palace Arts Center located at 300 S. Main Street. Many artists will be in attendance so it’s a great chance to see what your local arts community is up to, and talk to us about our art.

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If you can’t make it to the reception the show is currently open and will run through December 31st, and is available to view Monday through Friday from 9am – 5pm, as well as during other special events at the PAC.

For more information please visit the official website.

 

 

 

Chris Brandley’s First Snow

A former GCISD art teacher, and fellow member of the Grapevine Art Project Chris Brandley has something a little special to celebrate this holiday season. One of her oil paintings was licensed for use on Christmas snack tins. The tins have some mass distribution as they’re for sale at Big Lots stores around the country! I’ve nabbed some images from the artist’s website so you can see for yourself.

You can read the adventure of not only how the painting came to be, but how her art ended up on these tins by clicking here to visit her blog entry on the subject. So if you go into a Big Lots store and find the tins, I encourage you to send her a selfie with the post to her Facebook page, it’ll make her smile! Of course you can not only take a tin home from a Big Lots, but she has prints for sale of her artwork too.

 

 

 

GAP’s Winter Wonderland Art Show

I’ve got 4 different outlets this month where my photography is on exhibit. One of them now open to the public is at the historic Palace Arts Center in Grapevine where my photograph I took of Beacon Falls in the Hudson River Valley in New York entitled Bridge Over Troubled Waters is on display. It is but one work among many of the other talented works by members from the Grapevine Art Project. The show is free and open to the public.

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The show runs from November 1st – December 31st, at the Palace Arts Center located at 301 S. Main Street in Grapevine, Texas and is available to view Monday through Friday from 9am – 5pm, as well as during other special events at the PAC.

 

 

For more information about the historic Palace Arts Center please visit  here.

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GrapeFest 2017!

5 hours of set up later, and my booth is ready! I have ready to hang art, prints ranging from 8×10″ to 16×20″, greeting cards, and art in mini-frames up for sale.

Look for the best local artists (including yours truly ^_~) of the Grapevine Art Project in the Foust Event Center (523 S Main St in Grapevine, Texas), exhibiting our wares: photography, paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewelry & more!

GrapeFest runs from September 14-17, with free admission all day Thursday, and until 5pm Friday. There’s free parking and a courtesy shuttle at the Grapevine Public Library. For more information please visit: https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapefest/

 

Get a glass of wine, stop by, and enjoy some fantastic art!

 

 

New Greeting Cards

Here’s a teaser image of my new blank greeting card stock.

These are 5×7″ cards on 14 pt cardstock, with High Gloss UV Coating on the outside, the inside is uncoated to make it easier to write on.

They’ll be debuting at my booth inside the Foust Event Center at this year’s Grapefest, held September 14th-17th in Grapevine, Texas.