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.

A Little Something, Something (Dec.)

November 18, 2017 – January 03, 2018

Prospectus: November – December 2017 “A Little Something, Something” Art Exhibition

Deadline for entry via online form:  November 3

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

For any questions, change in delivery or sitting schedule, you must contact Gallery Director Deepa Koshaley @ tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com/ deepadesignscape@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.Prospectus: November – December 2017 “A Little Something, Something” Art Exhibition

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50 Years of Art & Love: The Peggy Nichols Collection (Nov.)

TVAA Downtown Gallery ~ Art Exhibition

Invitation for 50 Years of Art & Love -
The Peggy Nichols Collection
October 26 – November 16, 2017

About the Show:
For over 50 years, Peggy Nichols collected art to adorn the walls of her Dallas home. For her, it was never just about filling a void on a wall; it was about filling her heart with love and mind with joy. Art was a way to lift her spirits and cope with the realities of life after a hard day of work. Art was her escape. It was an emotional investment. A way to get lost in the imagination and worlds of so many artists that she adopted as her extended family. Her collection, which is comprised of mostly contemporary artists and photographers, unveils incredible moments in history and the risks artists take pursuing their craft. Works from these national and internationally acclaimed artists can be found in museums and galleries around the world. At 76, Peggy Nichols wants to share her collection with others in hopes that they too may see the love and joy that has filled her heart and mind for so many years. All work in this exhibition will be available for purchase.

Curator: Leon Robertson is a self-taught artist that works with primarily pen and ink illustration. He has explored mixed media by using found objects to create a series titled, The Junkyard Birds. Because so much of his art is inspired by the use of language, stories often unfold with his art. It is the reason why he prefers to work in an open-series format. He has exhibited his work in local shows and galleries. Several of the characters from his ARF & Soul Dog series were published in the book, 1000 Dog Portraits: From the People Who Love Them. Leon’s passion for art, design and all things creative, continues to grow in the nearly two decades of working in the fashion and home luxury retail markets.

Reception: November 4th, 2PM – 4PM

Contact: Gallery Director Deepa Koshaley @ tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com

When the Mystery of Creativity Appears (Oct.)

When the Mystery of Creativity Appears

September 27 – October 25, 2017

Prospectus: October 2017 -When the Mystery of Creativity Appears

Deadline for entry via online form (scroll up):  September 16

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.

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



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.

If you cannot use the form below, click here.

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