Category Archives: Downtown Gallery

Twelve monthly art shows, plus trunk shows, live music and other events are featured each year at the TVAA Downtown Gallery. To learn more, follow this LINK.

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

Call of the Wild (Aug)

Call of the Wild
Exhibition: August 1 – 31, 2016
Reception: August 21, 2-4 pm


Call of the Wild, for this show, pertains to wildlife and nature. Wild – characteristic of, appropriate to, or expressive of wilderness and/or wildlife. Artists are invited to submit work in any medium that depicts the wildness of the natural world and/or it’s inhabitants.

Curator: Jan Partin
469-231-6347
jparti01@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

Open Show (July)

Open Show
Exhibition: July 1 – 29, 2016
Reception: July 10, 2-4 pm


July is full of summer fun, whether you like fireworks and circuses or swimming in serene lakes on a sweet summer’s day! Travel America or tour the world. Perhaps you are feeling a bit abstract in the hot weather; it matters not. Show us your ideas in your own unique style!

Curator: Jenny Keller
214-727-8148
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

A Day in June (June)

A Day In June
Exhibit: June 1-30
Reception: June 5, 2 to 4


“And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.”

Technically, a day in June is not that rare. They do account for about 1/12 of all the days we live. But the metaphorical day in June, that is rare. It’s that special day we hope to enjoy once in a great while. Our June show will celebrate these rare days, described so aptly in the poem by James Russell Lowell. We want images of blue skies, green fields, and rippling brooks, of course. But more than that, we’d like to have artwork inspired by everything that early summer brings: nesting birds, wild flowers, picnics, gardening, swimming, road trips – whatever that perfect June day means to you.

Curator: Shari Hornish
Email: sharihornish@yahoo.com

Prospectus: PDF | Word

May Flowers (May)

May Flowers
May 1-31
Reception May 15, 2 to 4

Whether you are a gardener or not, most people enjoy flowers. As an artist, it can sometimes be a challenge to render them in the way you want. Even if you do not like flowers, they can inspire great works. Whatever medium or style, achieving the forms, values, lines, spatial relationships and any other elements you apply to your usual work can be used in floral inspired compositions of grand art. The weather is perfect for research and inspiration, so start today!

Entry Deadline: April 20
Curator: Jenny Keller
Email: jennykeller1@sbcglobal.net

Prospectus: PDF | Word

69th Annual Membership Exhibition (May)

Texas Visual Arts Association
69th Annual Membership Exhibition at Medical City Dallas
2016 Membership Show Prospectus

Exhibit: Saturday May 7 – Sunday May 22
Reception: Sunday, May 22 2 pm to 4 pm
Juror: Maureen Brouillette

Exhibit Co-Chairs:
Shari Hornish
Email: sharihornish@yahoo.com
Cynthia Stone
Email: cynthiastone@verizon.net

Prospectus: Word | PDF

Words with a View (Apr)

Words with a View
April 4-29, 2016
Reception: April 23, 2 to 4 p.m.

It has been said that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” This phrase supposedly came into use in early advertising and newspaper coverage of events to increase impact and save space. For “Words With A View”, artists are invited to create art that is inspired by words that have significantly touched them emotionally. The “words” may be a few lines of a favorite poem, a passage of prose, lyrics from a song, or a quote by someone admired. The words need not be well-known.

Curator Jan Partin, jparti01@sbcglobal.net
Prospectus: Word | PDF