August 2019

August 2019TVAA Gallery Juried Art Exhibition for August 2019 – “Hot Child In the City; August

CURATOR: Deborah Hartigan ViestenzELIGIBILITY: This show is open to TVAA members (and/or non-members). This is an invitation to explore the meaning that connects with you and your art work, and then share it with others. This is open to members and non-members of TVAA (Texas Visual Artists Association) with ribbons being awarded to Best of Show, 1st, 2nd 3rd place, and honorable mention. Cash awards for Best in Show and 1st place!

Submission Deadline: Friday, July 12th @ midnight
Acceptance Notification: Friday, July 19th
Deliver artwork: Saturday, August 3rd from 10-2pm
Exhibit Open to the Public: During Gallery business hours; Tuesday-Sat
Reception: Saturday, August 10th from 4-6pm
Pick up artwork: Saturday, August 31st from 10-2pm

Show Description: “Hot Child In the City; August Abstracted”
Embrace the summer heat and show us your abstract offspring. Reflect on your feelings, frame of mind and emotions during the hottest month of the year. No boundaries are set, nothing is right or wrong; this is the artists’ exhibit-express yourself. With one caveat… a brief statement must accompany each submission and will be displayed with the accepted art…the only boundary for this is that it must be a minimum of one word and cannot exceed one paragraph.

In addition to works being judged based on industry-standard criteria, there will be consideration of the written portion.

ABOUT THE CURATOR: Always fascinated with the often overlooked beauty of nature, and encouraged by her grandmother, an accomplished painter, Deborah Hartigan Viestenz began her studies in oil painting at the age of ten. Given her admiration of minerals, stones, landmass and the sea, these elements became the subject matter of her work.

After attending Boston College, Deborah Hartigan Viestenz, received her BFA from Hartford Art School at The University of Hartford where she spent her time focusing on large scale outdoor sculptures along with painting and design. Much is revealed about Deborah Hartigan Viestenz through her artwork. Known for her large scale multi-media abstract paintings seeking to translate nature into feelings, Deborah is presently based in Dallas, TX and Mashpee, MA and has resided in New York, London and Paris.

Her art is exhibited/available at several galleries in Dallas, or on her website ( As you explore her works, share in the spirit of her imagination, generosity, and genuine love of life.

Artist Statement: “We see these every day. Birds, grass, trees, lakes, oceans, stone. We are touched by these every day. Water on our hands and bodies. Sunlight warming our skin. Rocks and grass beneath our feet. Darkness making us seek light. We hear these every day. Birds speaking to each other. Wind rustling the leaves. The cacophony of storms and thunder. My goal is to express the emotional feelings of wonder and admiration of these natural
elements, events and occurrences—to have the viewer experience a different way of seeing.“Feeling Abstract: Creating abstracts that challenge conventional form to textures that one can feel with the eyes. Feeling abstract is about inviting the viewer to experience the energy of artwork that stretches the senses beyond vision.

All artwork must be wired correctly. No ½” canvases will be curated without a frame. Gallery wrapped work must have clean edges and no staples showing. Work that does not follow gallery requirements will not be hung.  If invited to the exhibition you must sign up for one sitting day during the month or pay a $35.00 sitting fee for someone to cover your day. Any work not picked up on take down day with be stored for a $5.00 a day fee and then considered abandoned after 30 days. Any artwork sold pays a 25% fee to the TVAA.

Entering this exhibition constitutes an agreement to release the Texas Visual Arts Association, the TVAA Gallery, and the Plaza of the Americas from any liability for loss or damage to works of art in this exhibition. TVAA, the Gallery, or the Plaza of the Americas reserves the right to remove any work that is deemed objectionable for any reason.

For delivery and pick up, you can park in the garage for $1.50 for each twenty (20) minute interval (vouchers are provided for delivery or pick-up). Metered parking is available on Pearl and Crockett Streets. Parking in lots on Crockett and San Jacinto is $6.00. DO NOT park in the permit-only zones behind the building on Crockett Street. Full-day Gallery sitters may park free in the garage (entrance on San Jacinto – between Pearl and Crockett).

If you have further question you may contact the Gallery Director at


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