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.
Category Archives: Downtown Gallery
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
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.
Curator: Jenny Keller
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
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
Entry deadline September 21
Exhibit October 1-30
Reception October 4, 2:00
Let inspiration fuel your imagination. Tell us the same story but in a different way. All entries with a new point of view and originality are welcome, including photography and digital art.
Curator, Diana Moya
Our September show offers abstract artists the opportunity to create abstract art in it’s purest form. No representation of a person, place, or thing from the natural world; just brush strokes, color, scale, size, shape, process! Imagine the possibilities! This show will be during the Fall 2015 DADA Gallery Walk.
Artists may submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1000 pixels on longest side) by August 20, 2015.
For the Birds
August 3 – 31, 2015
Birds exist everywhere, and while adored by some, they are feared or totally ignored by others. Birds have been used as symbols for love (love birds), peace (dove), freedom (bald eagle), and rebirth (the mythical phoenix). Poems and songs have been written about them, and each state claims one as it’s state bird.
For this show, artists are invited to submit work that depicts birds in any medium.
Entry deadline: July 20
Exhibit: August 3 – 31
Reception: August 9, 2 pm – 4 pm
Curator: Jan Partin