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Fresh Ideas 2013 Reception

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Posted under Exhibits, News on July 16, 2013 by brandi  |   Comments Off
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Fresh Ideas 2013

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Visual Art of Lewisville Fresh Ideas 2013 Juried Member Show

The Visual Art of Lewisville, Texas is pleased to announce a call for entries for the Fresh Ideas Juried Members Show to be held at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery in Lewisville, Texas June 29 through August 10, 2013.

The exhibit is open to all current Visual Art League members and to all artists who sign-up for membership at the time of entry. The entry fee is $25.00 for current VAL Members for a maximum of three 3 pieces of work. Artists may enter in the adult or student categories.

The First Place Winner for the adult category will receive a cash prize of $250.00, and a solo show in May/June of 2014 at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery in Lewisville. There will also be cash prizes for 2nd Place, 3rd Place, 2 Honorable Mentions and a People’s Choice Award. Three winners will also be recognized for the student category.

Entries will be accepted at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery on Saturday, June 22, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, and Sunday, June 23, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

The Juror this year is Anne Royer of McKinney, Texas. Royer is a studio artist, art historian, and Artist Liaison at Orisons Fine Art Gallery in McKinney Texas. She regularly lectures at the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts, and teaches fine art from her McKinney studio. As Director of the Arts and Music Guild of McKinney, Royer curates art exhibits and creates synergistic events bringing artists and musicians together. Royer holds master’s degrees in Religion and the Arts and the History of Art from Yale University.

The MCL Grand Theater is located at 100 N. Charles Street in Lewisville, Texas.

Download the Fresh Ideas 2013 prospectus

Posted under Exhibits, News, Opportunities on June 4, 2013 by brandi  |   No Comments »
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Shirley Beers’ Pioneer Celebration

Reception: March 9, 7-9 p.m.
Exhibition: March 9 – April 27

An exhibit in memory of Shirley Beers, a multi-talented woman, being an artist, actress, and poet in the Lewisville community.

The Visual Art League of Lewisville is honored to exhibit the works by Shirley Beers a pioneer in the arts community. Shirley was a founder and long-time member of the Visual Art League as well as the Greater Lewisville Arts Alliance and the Greater Lewisville Community Theater. She used her talents to support the arts organizations, as well as to further their endeavors to bring a spirit of the arts to the Lewisville community.

Paintings of this intuitive artist have hung in various galleries in several states. She realized her talent at an early age. Many of her paintings were of people. Among her favorites was one of Robert Duvall, who was the first mayor of Highland Village. Indians have been her favorite models over the years, including Charles Eagle Plume, an Indian who operated a trading store in Colorado and who performed dances and told stories.

She studied with Ramon Froman, who often made trips to Indian reservations in the west. In 1988, her interests turned somewhat from painting to acting. During the 1990s, she acted in many plays which were produced at Grapevine, Lewisville, Denton and Irving community theaters. She had lead roles in “Social Security,” and “Curious Savage,” a major role in “Arsenic and Old Lace” and significant parts in other productions. While she enjoyed the acting, her heart was really still in painting.

In addition to her love for painting and acting, Shirley also loved inspirational poetry. Over the years, she wrote several inspirational poems.

This is a one-time only opportunity to own a piece of this incredible artist’s work. Don’t let this chance pass you by.

Posted under Exhibits, News on March 11, 2013 by brandi  |   No Comments »
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Open call for catwalk worthy artwork!

Dress it UP! is an exhibit highlighting ideas of gender, beauty, and popularity, particularly in the context of material culture and modes of dress. From local prom kings and queens to the iconic Marilyn Monroe, what one wears communicates status and identity.

Deadline to Enter: March 23, 5PM

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Posted under Exhibits, Opportunities on March 9, 2013 by brandi  |   Comments Off

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Arts International Exhibit

Arts International Exhibit El Paso Art Association Deadline August 31, 2012

The El Paso Art Association announces a call to artists for the annual juried fine art competition and exhibition, opening October 6, 2012 in Crossland Gallery, El Paso, Texas. $5,000+ in cash and prizes. Juror: William Arthur Herring. Open to all artists working in the following mediums: oil, alkyd, watercolor, acrylics, gouache, mixed media, pen and ink, pencil, encaustic, sculpture, monotypes, lithographs, serigraphs (see prospectus for details). Works must be original in execution and may not have been accepted for exhibit in any previous El Paso Art Association show or exhibit. Up to three entries per artist. Current EPAA members $40, non-members $70 (includes one year’s membership). See prospectus for details. Deadline: August 31, 2012. Questions? Contact Don Beene at epaa500@sbcglobal.net or call Joyce Ewald, (915) 534-7377.

Posted under Exhibits, Opportunities on August 23, 2012 by val man  |   No Comments »