Category Archives: 4th Tuesday

Marie Renfro Demonstration

The Texas Visual Arts Association March program will be a Demonstration given by Marie Renfro at Artists’ Showplace in the Upstairs Studio on Tuesday, March 29 at 7 pm.

The TVAA Renfro Workshop is on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 30, 31, April 1 from 9:30 am to 3 pm. Workshop is limited to 20 artists   Cost: $225 for TVAA members, $255 for non-members. Registration is $50, please email or

Artists’ Showplace is located on the southwest quadrant of Coit and Arapaho (behind Wells Fargo Bank) Dallas 75248

Performing Arts Center tour

A group of about 20 TVAA members and their guests took a tour of the new ATT Performing Arts Center on February 22. It was a delightful and entertaining insight into this part of the arts district led by director of operations, Russell Read.  His enthusiasm for the excellence of the details of the Wiley and Windspear was contagious and everyone was inspired to make use of this wonderful venue. (Yes, Russell can really walk on water).  Our many thanks to Russell for taking the time to lead this tour.

The TVAA February Membership Meeting is a sponsored tour of the Performing Arts Center in Downtown Dallas on Tuesday, February 22nd. All interested parties will meet at the Parking Lot of Royal Lane Baptist Church at 11:30 am and carpool to One Arts Plaza where we will have lunch at Jorge’s Restaurant, dutch treat. After lunch we will be led on a tour of the Wyly Theater and the Winspear Opera House.

If anyone chooses to meet at the restaurant and not carpool, that is okay as well. There is no charge for this tour and guests are welcome. Please email reservations to Liz Netherland.

Rachofsky Studio Tour

Thursday, November 18, from 2 to 4, Tour the Morton Rachofsky Studio

Only a limited number of ten artists can attend at one time, so this event is obviously very limited. Please email your reservation to Peg Rosenlund or phone 214-368-3796 and the first 10 artists to respond will be the ones who attend. We will keep a waiting list in case some artists have to cancel at the last minute.

Morton Rachofsky: his roots, his influences, his work

Although Dallas-born Morton Rachofsky’s roots are in Texas, he is already considered by many well beyond a regional sculptor and an emerging American sculptor. His works are already in corporate and private collections, not just in Texas but elsewhere as well. Rachofsky studied with the noted Mexican-American Master Sculptor Octavio Medellin at the Dallas Museum of Fine Art, then at Southern Methodist University with contemporary fine art sculptor James Surls, whose work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

His major influence, however, has been the internationally renowned Spanish sculptor Miguel Berrocal. Rachofsky’s exacting spatial relationships and his assembling and reassembling of the integral pieces that define his stainless steel and wood sculptures parallel the Spaniard’s fascination with mathematics and the precision of his interlocking components.

His beginnings may seem unusual for an artist, what with a BBA from Texas A&M and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Graduate School of Business. However, both schools nurtured the analytical and mathematical bent evidenced in his approach to sculpture. In fact, some of Rachofsky’s collectors have said that many of his abstract works suggest financial bar charts to them. Similarly, his subsequent career in commercial real estate provided outlets for his interest in architecture — in buildings and infrastructure — whose influence shows up in his body of work. Many of his sculptures suggest architectural concerns with the grouping of forms in space and with lines suggesting skyscrapers and pyramids.

Also influencing his art has been his longtime interest in puzzles, in exploring possibilities, in developing ideas — some of which led to patents, as for a binary abacus, a three-dimensional puzzle, and a highly publicized 25-hour clock. That influence can be seen in how he initially conceives a sculpture, then looks at ways it can be rearranged to transform it completely.

Rachofsky’s sculptures have been exhibited at some 60 art expositions and have been installed at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art. The Dallas Bar Association, The Legacy at Preston Hollow, and Chaparral Steel are corporate collectors of his work, as are more than 20 private collectors.

Sculptor Rich Morgan

October 26th, TVAA 4th Tuesday program will be with Rich Morgan, former president of American Institute of Architects, presently an artist and sculptor that you will want to meet and greet and view images of his work.

He has started his “second career” after spending 30 years in the firm of JarvisPutty Javis , Architects which later became JPJ Architects , serving as a principal and being involved in major projects such as the 70-story Bank of America Tower (the building outlined in green lights), mega-churches, over 300 schools, in civic activities such as the three-member team leading the redesign effort for the Trinity River Project. He continued to represent Dallas and the Park Cities on the Regional Transportation Council, the part of the North Texas Council of Governments that sets transportation policy for the sixteen counties that comprise the Metroplex.

Rich Morgan’s sculptures on Stacy Road and I-75 titled “Jazz Medley – From Nevelson to Village Logo” consist of five large “monoliths” in the median of Stacy Road. They are so infused with obscure references and meanings that the owner created an interpretive center to try to explain them to the public. His presentation given as a Gallery Talk at the MADI MUSEUM and GALLERY will be included in the TVAA program as well as current work in progress.

When Rich began his career as an artist several years ago, he became a member of TVAA for a while and exhibited at the TVAA Gallery at the Plaza. You will not want to miss this presentation at the Royal Lane Baptist Church, 6707 Royal Lane, at the intersection of Royal Lane and Hillcrest, starting at 7 pm. See you there and bring a friend!

Photography with Joel Sampson

Joel Sampson

Tuesday, September 28th at 7 pm
Joel Sampson
“Photography: Where we’ve been, where we’re going, how to get there and why should a painter care?”

Joel Sampson is an artist with a studio in Dallas, Texas. He works in digital photography, collage and acrylic paint. His work is in the permanent collection of the Amon Carter Museum and several corporate collections. He is the former president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society. He is also a multi-instrumentalist musician working on a jazz CD.

TVAA will be having monthly meetings on the 4thTuesdays of the month at 7 pm at Royal Lane Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, corner of Hillcrest and Royal Lane, 6707 Royal Lane, Dallas 75230.  Guests are welcome.


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