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Exhibition Opportunity: City of McKinney

The City of McKinney and McKinney Performing Arts Center is currently seeking submissions to our 6th Annual ‘Unique by Nature’ Juried Art Competition and Exhibition. This event was created to build a public and permanent art collection for the McKinney Performing Arts Center located in Historic Downtown McKinney.

 Cash and purchase prizes totaling $10,500 will be distributed as follows:

 ·       One large scale work will be awarded a $8,000 Purchase Prize and will become part of MPAC’s permanent and public art collection. Eligible pieces must be 36″ or more in one dimension. To be considered for the Purchase Prize, artists must submit an online application. There is a $25 application fee to submit 3 works. All fees will be applied to prize pool and scholarships.

·       $2,500 in prize money will be divided among 5 works of art chosen by the judge including one Young Artist Award. Size restrictions apply. Artists interested in submitting work to be considered for the Cash Prize must deliver their submissions in person on Saturday, March 25. There is a $20 application fee to submit 2 works. All fees will be applied to prize pool and scholarships.



Exhibition Opportunities – Local Calls Round up


Artnews DFW has plenty of listings over the next few months of exhibition opportunities in Texas and around the nation.  Get your work seen!

Closing soon at Amon Carter – BORDER CANTOS Richard Misrach- Guillermo Galindo


This multidimensional collaboration between heralded photographer Richard Misrach and innovative artist-musician Guillermo Galindo examines the border between the United States and Mexico through a revelatory, humanistic lens. Border Cantos brings together Misrach’s often large-scale photographs with musical instruments that Galindo has created out of artifacts like clothing, shotgun shells, drag tires, and toys found along the border fence. These items, together with the sound and video installations of Galindo playing his instruments, evoke the raw authority of the wall while conjuring the quiet unease that suffuses the U.S. side of the border. (from Amon Carter Website)

TSU Art Gallery Exhibition: And She Was by Margaret Meehan


And She Was, a solo exhibition by Dallas-based artist Margaret Meehan, is a selection of work originally created for her installation Decoration Day at Atpace San Antonio in 2014. The exhibition focuses on the hidden histories of female soldiers during the American Civil War, and features a mixture of sculpture, photography and sound.

It is a little known fact that 400-1000 women disguised themselves as men and fought for both sides of the Civil War. Some were discovered and sent home while some stayed on the battlefield and worked as nurses. Others fought as men with distinction and came out as women only when safely living again at home. Many more were killed and buried on the battlefield, like Sarah Rosetta Wakeman (also known as Pvt. Lyons Wakeman), before the discovery of their true gender.

Meehan’s intention with this body of work is to highlight the legacy of these forgotten and invisible women and to compare their stories with those of contemporary queer and female American enlisted. She connects the stories of nineteenth century female soldiers who passed as men in order to serve with contemporary military members who are now allowed to fight in combat but still have to endure a number of social roadblocks placed before them.

 Originally commissioned and produced by Artpace San Antonio, Photo by Mark Menjivar



Margaret Meehan

Now and Then (diptych). 2014.

Custom tintypes, wallpaper, velvet ribbon, vintage plaster frames, square cut nails, paint.

15H” x 12W” x 1.5D” each


Margaret Meehan has always been interested in the body. Not necessarily in the way it works, but more in how it has been perceived throughout history. She is curious about the intersections of myths, teratology, and medical anomalies which give basis to an anxiety about the body and the act of living. Her work focuses on women and individuals who have been depicted as monsters. Drawing from film, music and popular culture, but also family folklore and traditional crafts. Pulling from the past as well as the present, her  work is predicated on the treatment of others, visually referencing patterns of behavior in multiple parts of society at multiple times. 

Awards and residencies include the Nasher Sculpture Center Microgrant (2015), Artpace, San Antonio, TX (2014), The Lighthouse Works Fellowship, Fishers Island, NY (2013), Bemis Center, Omaha, NE (2009), the Dozier Travel Grant, Dallas Museum of Art, TX (2008). She has shown at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, The Dallas Museum of Art, Soil Gallery in Seattle, Flowers Gallery in London, David Shelton Gallery in Houston, and Conduit Gallery in Dallas, among others.

This Weekend: Fort Worth Gallery Night


The Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association (FWADA) invites you to take-in the visual arts and our community’s unique cultural richness during Fall Gallery Night, September 10, 2016. Most participants are open from noon to nine. Come take a stroll through participating galleries, museums, retail businesses, and area restaurants, and enjoy the many artists featured during this community event. Gallery Night is free and open to the public. (from FWADA)

Download the program here:

Exhibition by Molly Dierks, Tarleton’s newest Art Faculty member – Reception this Friday

FWCAC Poster

stop by and see the work of the new Assistant Professor of Art, Molly Dierks.  She will be present for the opening this Friday, which also happens to be Fort Worth Art Dealers Association Gallery Night.

Focus Gallery Two: In Vitro: New Works by Molly Valentine Dierks

September 10 – October 22, 2016

Reception: FWADA Fall Gallery Night, Saturday September 10, 2016; 6 – 9pm

Molly Valentine Dierks explores the expanding field of sculpture through her work across media (performance, installation, and digital media). Dierks received her BA in Behavioral Psychology from Dartmouth College, a Postbaccalaureate degree in Sculpture and Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her MFA in Art and Design from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. She has participated in exhibitions nationally (including in New York City, Detroit, and Los Angeles) and internationally (Japan, South Africa). Her work has been included in exhibitions by such prestigious institutions as the Musem of Contemporary Art Detroit, University of Michigan Museum of Modern Art, and Kunsthalle Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art. Dirks’ sculptures and installations have been featured in Southern Magazine, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit’s ‘Post Industrial Complex’, the University of Michigan’s site on digital media artists, and the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art’s Art Yellow Book. (taken from press release)

Iceland Photography Exhibit by Study Abroad Students in Granbury this weekend.

13901585_992963847483244_6699589430795404472_nDozens of photographs taken by Tarleton State University students during a study abroad course in Iceland go on public display this Saturday, Sept. 3, at Granbury’s Dora Lee Langdon Cultural & Education Center.

Presented by Tarleton’s Department of Fine Arts, the three-day exhibit—through Monday, Sept. 5—will be open from noon to 4 p.m. daily. An opening-day reception takes place at 5 p.m. at the Langdon Center, 308 E. Pearl St., near Granbury’s historic square. 

Eight students from Tarleton’s Stephenville and Waco locations participated in the17-day Iceland Landscape Photography Study Abroad course led by assistant professors Knut Hybinette and Megan Ehrhart, traveling some 1,385 miles around the circumference of the island nation.

With digital SLR cameras, multiple lenses and tripods in-tow, students photographed various landscapes, including lava fields, deserts, black sand beaches, rock formations, glaciers, volcanoes, lagoons, city landscapes and more. The students worked tirelessly to capture the perfect shot, battling cold, windy and sometimes wet conditions in a nation known for extreme weather and equally rugged and pristine landscapes.

Each student captured approximately 4,500 photos for the course, including at least 50 of major Icelandic landscapes—the Dettifoss waterfall, Reynisfjara beach, Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, Kirkufell, Blue Lagoon, Geysir, Seljalandsfoss, Namafjall and Vatnajokull Glacier.

“The Iceland Landscape Photography Study Abroad course was a mad success. Students learned hands-on techniques in all lighting and weather conditions—true environmental challenges to even the most adept, professional photographer,” Hybinette said. “We may add aerial photography in addition to landscape opportunities the next time we offer this course.”

Tarleton’s Department of Fine Arts plans to offer the Iceland Landscape Photography Study Abroad course again in June 2018. (text taken from Tarleton Press Release)