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Fresh Ideas 2013 Reception




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


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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Dan Coughlin


Dan Coughlin, a VAL friend and member passed away Tuesday night.

Wake is Friday May 31, 3:00 – 5:00 PM & 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Mulkey Mason Funneral Home on 740 South Edmunds Lane, Lewisville, Texas 75067.

Funeral Liturgy is at 10:00 AM on Saturday June 1 at St. Phillips the Apostle Catholic Church on 1897 West Main Street, Lewisville, Texas, 75067. Reception to follow.

Please call Dave Coughlin at 914-523-9978 for more details.

Posted under News on May 30, 2013 by Brandi  |   Comments Off
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Chalk This Way! Sidewalk Art Festival

Lakeside Arts Foundation is now accepting applications for Vendors for “Chalk This Way!” Sidewalk Art Festival, sponsored by Greater Lewisville Arts Alliance and the City of Lewisville, on June 1, 2013 outside the Lewisville MCL Grand from 9 AM to 6 PM.

  • $60/booth for vendors selling original works of art, hand-crafted gifts and decorative items
  • $25/booth for nonprofit organizations
  • $75/booth for food and community vendors

The day-long event will feature professional chalk artists, amateur chalk art contest, scholarship contest, a children’s non-competitive gallery, art, food & drink vendors, and a variety of entertainment. Details, rules, vendor forms and entry forms are available on the website.

Posted under News, Opportunities on April 20, 2013 by brandi  |   No Comments »
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Film buff?

The 43rd Annual USA Film Festival will be held on April 24, 2013 to April 28, 2013 at the Angelika Film Center on 5321 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75206.

This annual event brings together film enthusiasts and professional filmmakers from around the world for screenings and discussions. The eclectic line-up includes Tributes to Master Artists, presentations by filmmakers (in attendance for all films), and the Annual National Short Film & Video Competition (35th year), an Academy-qualified program.

For more information, please contact the USA Film Festival at, call 214-821-6300 or visit the website

Posted under News on April 20, 2013 by brandi  |   Comments Off