Cottonwood Art Festival is a bi-annual event that features works from the nation’s top visual artists. Located in scenic Cottonwood Park in Richardson, Texas (map), this prestigious art show has been a part of Richardson life for over forty years. The next festival will take place May 4-5, 2013. Admission is free. Visit cottonwoodartfestival.com for more information.
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.
Acoustic Fridays (AF) is held every Friday
Acoustical musicians and music lovers are invited to share in the musical experience every Friday night at 100 North Charles St. Between Main & Church Streets starting at 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Call for Entries
- June 30 : Entry due at MCL Grand between 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
- July 1 : Entries due at MCL Grand between 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
- July 5 : Pick up pieces not accepted between 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
- July 7 : Opening Reception and Award Ceremony 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
- July 7 : Exhibit open to public.
- August 12 : Final day of Exhibit.
- August 12 : Pick up entries between 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
- Original Work Only. Must be created in the last 2 years. No copies/reproductions.
- Work done from photographs other than your own and work done in workshops or under supervision is not considered original.
- Suitably framed – work must be wired for hanging. No saw tooth hangers. Size – no larger than 50.” Neutral Matting.
- Work deemed inappropriate by the Board of Directors of VAL may be denied entry into the Show.
- All accepted works must remain on exhibit for the duration of the show. No exceptions.
- There are no entry fees, but you must be a member of the Visual Art League of Lewisville to enter this show.
- Membership applications will be available at the MCL Grand if you wish to enter, and you are not already a member.
The judge for Fresh Ideas 2012 is Mr. Bill W. Barber, the owner and founder of Premier Gallery. Mr. Barber has purchased and custom framed over 600,000 pieces of art for individuals and businesses over a span of 38 years. Premier Gallery, under Bill’s leadership and guidance, has won “Art Gallery” and “Best Custom Frame Shop” from several newspapers throughout the years. Premier Gallery has also won “Business of the Year” from the Chamber of Commerce and “Top 100 Galleries in the U. S.” from Décor magazine.