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.

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

Inner Vision: The Artwork of Bubba “One Eye” (Mar)

Inner Vision: The Artwork of Bubba “One Eye”

March 1 – April 4, 2016
Reception March 13, 2 to 4 p.m.
Curators: Jan Partin & Jenny Keller

Plaza of the Americas
700 N. Pearl St., Suite G 207
Dallas, TX 75201

Fire & Ice (Feb)

Fire & Ice
February 1-29, 2016
Reception Feb. 7, 2 to 4pm

Imagine the ways your creativity can take you to other worlds, to different realities, and to the literal as well. Hot and cold, love and hate, war and peace, conflict and resolution, fire and ice. Work may be in any medium and style.

Prospectus: Word | PDF

Curator: Jenny Keller
jennykeller1@sbcglobal.net

2016 New Members Show Gallery

2016 New Members Show


2016 New Members Show
Exhibit January 4 – 29
Reception January 10, 2 to 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 2016 New Members Exhibition. There is no theme for this show, and all mediums are welcome. This show is open to artists who joined Texas Visual Arts Association within the past year (2015).

Deadline: December 20, 2015
Curator: Jan Partin
jparti01@sbcglobal.net

Prospectus: Word | PDF

Out of the Past (Nov)

Out of the Past
Entry deadline: October 20
Exhibition: November 2-30
Reception: November 15, 2-4 pm

What “stays with you” from the past, what has influenced your thinking, your formation as a person or as an artist? Subjects may include historical events or social movements such as Civil Rights, The Feminist Movement, Environmental Causes, etc. Perhaps past events or figures – historical, social, musical, literary, or “pop” have helped you create your own world view, values, or vision.

Curator, Mary Ann Turner
macavari@netscape.net

Prospectus PDF | Word