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.

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

Be Original (Oct)

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.

Prospectus: PDF | Word

Curator, Diana Moya
info@dianamoya.com

Nonobjective 2015 (Sept)

Nonobjective, 2015
September 1 – 30
Reception September 26, 2 pm – 4 pm

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.

Curator: Jenny Keller
Prospectus: PDF | Word