Archive for March, 2011

VAN DITTHAVONG|Dallas-DC Photographer

Van Ditthavong has made an effective impact on the Dallas community and also stretching into Washington DC.  His photographs speak volumes of boldness while remaining subtlety  intriguing.  He began his photography journey at the age of 25 and hasn’t stopped since the day he picked up his first camera, though he claims his first images were nothing worth seeing.  His philosophy is “be curious. work hard. be kind.”His work includes lighthearted scenes of fire hydrants, dolls and even extending to immigration and the dark findings of prostitution.  He has had the fine privilege of working with Texas Monthly, Smart Money, American Way, Ad Week, Access and Ladies Home Journal.  His passion for storytelling has carried him faithfully in his past 10 years of work and will doubtlessly carry him farther down the river of interest.To treat your eyes further proceed to his website please.

Exhibition Oppurtunities: Ten Second Film Festival

DEADLINE JUNE 1, 2011The festival, which drew nearly 4000 eager movie-goers last year, is the film festival for both the amateur and immature; the talented and the unfortunate; the virtuoso and the accidental artist. Anyone can submit a Ten second film!SUBMITTING A FILMEmail your films to: tensecond@soapfactory.orgAnyone is free and encouraged to enter up to six films to the Ten Second Film Festival. All films submitted will be juried by curator Lillian Egner and a panel of trusted advisors. Films will be sorted into ten categories determined at the time of selection. On the night of the festival, prizes are awarded to the best films in each category. Winning films are determined by a panel of local celebrity judges and audience reaction. Past categories have included:, What the hell am I looking at?, Dance Off, Moment of Zen, Mindless Violence, Wait For It…, Kubrick Award, and Under the Influence.To view full submission guidelines visit

Keels and Wheels – an all media art competition (bring your works with cars or boats)

CLOSING DATE: 2011-04-01—Web: http://www.taaccl.orgCALL TO ENTRY TEXAS ARTISTS A competition by The Arts Alliance Center of Clear Lake (TAACCL) Subject matter: boats or cars in appropriate settings. All media, 2-D & 3-D accepted. Exhibit at the 16TH Annual Keels & Wheels Concours D’Elegance, a national exhibition of wooden boats and classic cars in Seabrook, Texas April 30-May 1, 2011. Winning art will be displayed in a large tent on the grounds of Lakewood Yacht Club. $500 First Place, $300 Second Place, $100 Third Place, Prize winners and approx. 10 Honorable Mentions will be exhibited on the grounds of the Yacht Club. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will also be exhibited at The Arts Alliance Center in 2012-13. One artist will receive an exhibition at the Nau-Haus Gallery in Houston.More info here….