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.

From the Mundane to the Specific (Sept.)

From the Mundane to the Specific

August 28 – September 26, 2017

Prospectus: September 2017 From the Mundane o the Specific pdf

Deadline for entry via online form (scroll down):  August 18

Submit up to three entries (jpegs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side)

For any questions contact gallery director @ tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com

For any change in delivery or sitting schedule, you must contact Gallery Director @ tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com/

deepapdesignscape@gmail.com

Submissions via below form ONLY, no email submissions will be accepted.

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Bring a print out of prospectus along with your artwork to the Gallery on delivery day.


I am Woman, Hear Me Roar (August)

I am Woman, Hear me Roar

July 31 – August 28, 2017

ProspectusAugust 2017 I am Woman – Hear Me Roar – Exhibition

I am Woman – Hear me Roar! is a show that was inspired by ordinary women, who do extraordinary things! Let’s face it, Woman Rock! – They bring life into the world, they have broken through glass ceilings, and go above and beyond to care for others! This show will feature works of art that celebrate all females, whether they be human or from the animal kingdom, present or past, real or imagined, divine or demure. There are many sides to these fabulous creatures that this collection of works will explore! The curator, Kelly E. Marra, has been dreaming of this show with visions of lionesses, portraits, abstracts and more with a tribal vibe.

About the Curator: Kelly E. Marra is an Artist, from the North Texas Area, that loves to explore and create with a variety of mediums. She exploits the versatility of acrylic paint, and incorporates polymer clay, fabric, and jewelry design into her mixed media pieces. She is a member of The Cove Gallery in McKinney, Texas and is inspired to nurture the relationship between local artists and their communities.

Deadline for entry via online form: July 20

Submit up to three entries (jpegs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side)

For any questions contact gallery director @ tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com

For any change in delivery or sitting schedule, you must contact Gallery Director @ tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com/

deepapdesignscape@gmail.com

Submissions via below form ONLY, no email submissions will be accepted.

http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/ogVc519nHcyD9s9JMAa

Bring a print out of prospectus along with your artwork to the Gallery on delivery day.


Book Marks (July)

Book Marks Exhibition

July 1 – 28, 2017

Prospectus: July 2017 Book Marks Exhibition

Create something extraordinary and innovative using books by combining techniques in mixed media, collage, sculpting, assemblage and embellishments. Altered books may incorporate various forms of found objects, tins, canvas and other non-traditional surfaces.

About the Curator: VET is a native Texas artist who incorporates environmental recycling awareness through her artwork, commissions, and workshops. In addition to her wide variety of cultural-based and educational arts programs, VET tours nationally and regionally offering programming shares innovative ways to re-think, re-purpose and re-design discarded items.. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Dallas (BA Arts & Performance). VET’s work has been on exhibit throughout the U.S., Canada and Africa; and she is recipient of numerous grants that include The National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and MetLife Foundation Award.


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 @ artcycletx@gmail.com |  Phone: 214-228-8556
For any change in delivery or sitting schedule, you must contact Gallery Director @ deepapdesignscape@gmail.com
Submissions via below form ONLY, no email submissions will be accepted.
Bring a print out of prospectus along with your artwork to the Gallery on delivery day.

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

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