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

In Translation (Oct)

In Translation Photography & Digital Art October 1 – 30, 2014 Reception: October 12, 2 to 4 PM Use digital to create the art for October: fine art images created from your phone, digital camera, and/or computer. Artists are invited to submit fine art work created with a phone, digital camera, computer or any combination of these technologies. While film can be used, it must be scanned, and the final product must be produced digitally. Curator:  Gabrielle C. Pruitt … Continue reading

Driven to Abstraction (Sept)

Driven to Abstraction September 1 – 30, 2014 Reception September 20, 2-4pm During the late nineteenth century art took a turn away from realism. From the first abstractions of color and light, to the changing focus on form, line, plane, and subject, abstract art came into it’s own during the twentieth century. Whether a distorted objective creation or a pure study of shape, space, line, and color in a non-objective work, abstract art is well loved in the twenty first … Continue reading

Black & White (Aug)

Black & White August 4 – 29, 2014 Reception August 10, 2-4pm So many of the things we love are black and white: books, newspapers, Ansel Adams photographs, old vinyl records, film noir and other old movies, pandas, zebras, panthers, penguins, Pegasus Theater, snow shining under moonlight, and people, to name a few. Is the truth always black or white? For this show, artists are invited to submit work in any medium that is black or white, a combination of … Continue reading

Humanity (July)

Humanity Exhibit: July 1-30 Reception: July 13 Curator: Jan Partin Humanity – the human race; the condition of being human; the totality of the experience of existing as a human being; the human condition.  As humans we may exhibit good or evil, create magnificence or horror, experience euphoric heights or deep despair, rise to the greatest challenge or sink to the depths of defeat, love or hate, embody genius or madness.  Most often, our makeup is varying combinations of all … Continue reading

All God’s Creatures (June)

All God’s Creatures Exhibit: June 1-30 Reception: June 8 God filled the earth with creatures of every kind: birds to fill the skies, large and small animals to roam the lands, fish to fill the seas, innumerable insects and critters to delight and annoy us, and many more. All of these creatures offer artists abundant imagery and inspiration for works of art. Submit your concepts of God’s creatures (except the two footed man) for inclusion in this visual celebration of … Continue reading

Celebrate the Earth 2014 (Apr)

Celebrate the Earth April 1-30, 2014 Reception April 26, 2 to 4 pm The idea for Earth Day was conceived by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin after a massive 1969 oil spill released more than 3 million gallons of crude oil into the Pacific and killed a multitude of marine animals. More than 40 years later, we are still struggling against natural and man-made disasters to preserve the earth for all her inhabitants and future generations. For this exhibit, work … Continue reading

Citation 2013 at ArtCentre of Plano (Feb)

Texas Visual Art Association Citation 2013 -travels to the- ArtCentre of Plano Exhibit: Feb. 21 to Mar. 22, 2014 Reception: Feb. 21 ArtCentre of Plano Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 901 18th Street, Plano, TX 75074 / 972-423-7809 View Larger Map

2014 TVAA Open Show (Mar)

2014 TVAA Open Show March 2-31, 2014 Reception March 2, 2-4 pm The Texas Visual Arts Association invites all artists whether a member or not to join us for the 2014 TVAA Open Show. There is no theme for this show, and all mediums are welcome. Curator: Diana Moya Entry deadline: February 14 Download Prospectus TVAA Downtown Gallery Plaza of the Americas – Suite G-207 700 N Pearl, Dallas, Texas 75201 972-951-7879

Red! (Feb)

RED! February 3-28, 2014 Reception February 9, 2-4 pm RED! – a color of many shades associated with a myriad of conflicting emotions. Red is the color of love and hate, passion and anger, joy and danger, celebration and war. Red is also associated with deception (“to see a red flag”); courage (“the red badge of courage”); bureaucracy (“red tape”); wrongdoing (“with blood on one’s hands”); embarrassment (“to be red faced”); fun (“paint the town red”); and more. The primary … Continue reading

TVAA Signature Exhibition 2013 (Dec)

TVAA Signature Exhibition December 14, 2013 to January 11, 2014 Reception: Saturday, December 14, 7 to 10 pm Enjoy this exhibition of art by those members who have earned signature status from Texas Visual Arts Association. The exhibit and reception are open to the public. LuminArte Gallery 1727 E Levee Street Dallas, TX 75207 214-914-4503 LuminArte website Map