Category Archives: Exhibitions

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 black, light, shadow, and luminosity through personal interpretation. The use of black in artwork is highly encouraged, though not required. The uses of LEDs and other physical sources of light in a piece are also welcome. All media welcome.

Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side) to Curator Kathleen Ramirez by MAY 21st @ thegemlord@yahoo.com Phone: 210-792-9870 Email: thegemlord@yahoo.com

Prospectus: PDF

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 are neither negotiable nor transferable.

G U I D E L I N E S

Work must have been created within the last 5 years.
All media are eligible. Sculpture must have its own base and stand.
Maximum size of 2D work is 48” x 48”, framed and wired for hanging. Gallery-wrapped canvas is acceptable without framing if sides are appropriately finished.
Weight should not exceed 15 pounds.
Special care should be taken when wiring heavy work, particularly if framed under glass. Using Plexiglass and/or double wiring is recommended.
Work that is still wet or inadequately wired when delivered will not be hung.

All participants must sit with the show for one half day, either 10am – 2pm or 2pm -6pm. These sitting periods are one hour longer than in the past, so plan accordingly.

E N T R Y  F E E
Each member may enter one work for $15. Existing members may pay dues during registration on May 20, and we welcome new members at this time. TVAA does not take a commission on any work that is sold. Medical City receives 15% of final sales.

J U R O R
Prizes will be awarded by Jordan Roth.

Jordan Roth is the director of Ro2 Art, a full-service gallery and consultancy in Dallas, Texas, representing a diverse group of emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists; many with ties to the North Texas Region. Ro2 Art has been named Dallas Observer’s Best Art Gallery and was presented with the 2012 Obelisk Award for small business by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. In 2015, the Dallas Observer chose Jordan Roth as one of its 100 Dallas Creatives. Ro2 Art is a proud member of CADD, the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas.

Contact Information
Exhibit Co-Chairs: Penny Bisbee, Cell phone: 817-360-6421, Email:penbisbee@aol.com
Sue Dhaliwal, Phone: 972-310-2015, Email: sue@sumsara.com

Prospectus: Doc | PDF

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 is a form of editing.
In this exhibit, we hope to show your abstract work with some redaction. You are the creator and must decide how that occurs. Will you use text which you conceal? Will you have an area in your piece that has had some content removed? Will a sculpture obviously show us a missing part? Perhaps the way you portray this idea will be more subjective. Perhaps it will be very literal. Subtle or not, you decide! All media welcome.

Curator: Jenny Keller
jennykeller1@sbcglobal.net

Prospectus: WordPDF

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 200 million people in 141 countries. Today, in spite of climate change deniers and well-funded lobbyists, Earth Day has become the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year, and a day of action that changes human behavior and provokes policy changes.

The TVAA Gallery once again celebrates Earth Day this April with an exhibit of art inspired by our concern for environmental issues. All media welcome.

Participating artists:

Mary Alice Binion

Lonnie Brown

Gillian Chapura

Avli Dalal

Lori Ann Fitzgerald

Ezra Florez

JulieAnn Gawel

Jean Griffin

J. Howard

Jenny Keller

Deepa Koshaley

Debra Lalumia

Linda Lee

Jamila Mendez

TDaleNelson

Jan Partin

Sharonza Penson

Dorothy Pierce

Julie Pitman

Celine Raphael-Leygues

Rachel Robic

Margaret Schuster

Karen Shields Smith

Marcy Stollon

Carole Wolanow

Curator: Shari Hornish
sharihornish@yahoo.com

Prospectus: WordPDF

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 painting early on in their studies. So whether it is an artwork from your past or a new project, bring out your still life paintings or drawings and celebrate this art form that has endured throughout history. All media welcome.

Curator: Terri Nelson
tvaagallery.stilllife@gmail.com

Prospectus: WordPDF

2017 A Winter’s Tale Prospectus (FEB)

2017 A Winter Tale -TVAA Downtown GalleryA 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
jparti01@sbcglobal.net

Prospectus: WordPDF

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
jparti01@sbcglobal.net

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 Gallery. This show is a tribute to his work as a clay artist and his contribution to the Gallery. We invite all artists who work with clay to submit for this show. We are looking for work that can be wall-mounted or is free-standing as well as work that is best displayed on pedestals.

Curator: Jan Partin
jparti01@sbcglobal.net

Prospectus: Word | PDF

TVAA Downtown Gallery
Plaza of the Americas – Suite G-207
700 N Pearl (PO Box 347)
Dallas, Texas 75201
tvaagallery@sbcglobal.net
469-332-0183

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 magnetic bond to her husband Diego Rivera. For artists wishing to explore this fascinating and surprising artist, a wealth of information is on the Internet, and images of her paintings are also available to those interested in seeing her creations, which are extraordinarily personal and autobiographical. For this show we are requesting art about, influenced by, or in the style of Frida Kahlo. All media welcomed.

Curator: Mary Ann Turner
macavari@netscape.net

Prospectus: PDF | Word

TVAA Downtown Gallery
Plaza of the Americas – Suite G-207
700 N Pearl PO Box 347
Dallas, Texas 75201
tvaagallery@sbcglobal.net
469-332-0183

A World Full of People (Sept)

A World Full of People
September 1 – 30, 2016
Reception: September 24, 2-4 pm


Our landscape is full of people of all types, traits and traditions. Imagine them as individuals or groups, and tell their story. Perhaps a portrait is called for, or a photograph of a crowd. Maybe your subject is active or completely immobile. People are the focus of this show, and it is your vision we want to experience!

Curator: Jenny Keller
jennykeller1@sbcglobal.net

Prospectus: PDF | Word

TVAA Downtown Gallery
Plaza of the Americas – Suite G-207
700 N Pearl PO Box 347
Dallas, Texas 75201
tvaagallery@sbcglobal.net
469-332-0183