Benefits of TVAA membership include the opportunity to belong to an established and respected organization with over 60 years in the Dallas Arts Community. Continue reading

About TVAA

The TVAA mission is to encourage artists and to promote art in Texas. Enriching the Dallas art scene: The Texas Visual Arts Association inspires communication and cooperation between artists and the Dallas community by providing exhibitions in painting, sculpture, printmaking, pastels, watercolors, computer generated art, photography, and mixed media. TVAA offers educational workshops, seminars, and tours of major museum and private collections. TVAA served in  promoting the development of the Dallas Arts District and The Contemporary, originally known as D’Art. … Continue reading

Exhibition opportunities

Annual exhibits include: the spring Member Show, the Citation Show in the fall and a Spring High School Show. There are additional exhibits, some are open shows that accept entries by non-members. Continue reading

Annual exhibits

TVAA Membership Show, a non-juried member show held each spring at various locations. The member show allows each member to place one piece of their artwork. The exhibit is usually three to four weeks, and there is an awards reception. The Citation Show is a juried member show that takes place in the fall at various locations. The exhibit normally runs three to four weeks. Members may submit three works for consideration. There is an awards reception. New memberships are … Continue reading

Downtown Gallery

Twelve month-long exhibits are held at TVAA’s gallery in the Plaza of the America’s building in downtown Dallas. Creative themed shows, guest artist exhibits, and jewelry trunk shows are featured. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 to 4. We are a Dallas Art Dealers Association member. TVAA Downtown Gallery Plaza of the Americas 700 N. Pearl Street, Suite G207 Dallas, Texas  75201 469-569-4580 Gallery located on Level L, Suite G207 Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm The gallery … Continue reading


Find addresses, directions, and hours of operation for the locations of most TVAA events on this page. Continue reading

Book Marks (July)

Powered byEMF Contact Form Book Marks Exhibition July 1 – 28, 2017 Prospectus: July 2017 Book Marks Exhibition Deadline for entry via online form (scroll up): June 16 Submit up to three entries (jpegs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side) For any questions contact curator: Vet @ |  Phone: 214-228-8556 For any change in delivery or sitting schedule, you must contact Gallery Director @ Submissions via below form ONLY, no email submissions will be accepted. Bring a … Continue reading

Black & Light (June)

June 1 – 30, 2017 Reception, Sunday June 4, 2:00 – 4:00 pm Black & Light celebrates the beauty of darkness, light, and the contrasts they create. These universal opposites reveal each other’s beauty, such as the silhouettes and dramatic lighting in a photograph, the abstractions and illusions of light in a painted work, and even literal light manipulation in a three dimensional work. Artists are invited to submit work in any medium to explore and reveal the beauty of … Continue reading

Membership Exhibition at Medical City Dallas

E X H I B I T  D A T E S: Saturday May 20 – Sunday June 4 Entries received at Medical City, 7777 Forest Lane, Dallas TX 75230, Lobby of Building A, West entrance Reception: Sunday, June 4, 2 pm to 4 pm Pick up: Sunday, June 4, 4 pm to 5 pm A W A R D S Cash and merchandise awards will be presented at the show’s closing reception. The juror’s selections are final, and prizes … Continue reading

2017 Abstracted Redacted (MAY)

May 1 – 31, 2017 Reception Sunday, May 7, 2-4 pm The website for the TATE informs us that abstract ” means to separate or withdraw something from something else. Abstract art is art which is not representational, it could be based on a subject or may have no source at all in the external world.” When sensitive information is removed or obscured from a document before it is published, it is said to have been redacted. In writing, this … Continue reading

2017 Earth Day Exhibition (APRIL)

April 3 – 28, 2017 Reception Sunday, April 22, 2-4 pm Twenty million Americans took to the streets on April 22, 1970 to protest the deterioration of their environment due to the ravages of the industrial revolution.  By the end of that year, the first Earth Day had led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. By 1990, Earth Day was a global event, mobilizing … Continue reading

2017 Still Life Exhibition (MARCH)

March 1 – 31, 2017 Reception Sunday, March 12, 2-4 pm Although the French refer to still life as “nature morte” meaning “dead life,” the art form generally means a collection of still objects that had been alive, such as fruit, cut flowers or dead animals, thus “still life.” Over the centuries this genre has evolved to include most any collection of inanimate objects, whether or not portrayed realistically.  It is common for artists to learn still life drawing or … Continue reading

2017 A Winter’s Tale Prospectus (FEB)

A Winter’s Tale Exhibition February 1 – 28, 2017 Reception Sunday, February 05, 2-4 pm For A Winter’s Tale, artists are invited to submit work in any medium that reflects any aspect of winter: cold, snow, ice, bare trees, a warm fire in the fireplace, the desolate beauty of a winter landscape, animals or people in a winter scene, iceskating on a frozen lake, people celebrating winter holidays, etc. All media is welcome. Curator: Jan Partin Prospectus: Word | PDF

2017 New Members Exhibition (JAN)

New Members Exhibition January 9 – 31, 2017 Reception January 22, 2-4 pm Each year TVAA recognizes new members of the organization with their own exhibition. The TVAA Downtown Gallery invites all artists who have joined TVAA during 2015 to show their work in the 2017 New Members Exhibition. There is no theme for this show, and all media is welcome. Curator: Jan Partin Prospectus: Word | PDF

Clay – A Tribute to Toby Wallace (Oct)

October 3 – 31, 2016 Reception October 23, 2-4 pm The late Toby Wallace was an integral part of the team at the TVAA Downtown Gallery, and at the time of his unexpected death, was the interim President of the Texas Visual Arts Association. Toby was a clay artist who continually strove to create new designs and new glazes for the pots he created, His work has been and continues to be one of our best selling items at the … Continue reading

Frida Kahlo – Without Boundaries (Nov)

Frida Kahlo – Without Boundaries November 1 – 30, 2016 Reception November 6, 2-4 pm Frida Kahlo has been a popular cult figure and artist for a variety of reasons: As an artist, Kahlo overcame much physical suffering as a young woman, and later, while struggling to find her way as an artist in a male-dominated culture, both personally and artistically. Research into her life reveals her strong interest in politics, art, animals, her rejection of society’s values, and her … Continue reading