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2017 Still Life Exhibition (MARCH)

March 1 – 31, 2017
Reception Sunday, March 12, 2-4 pm

Although the French refer to still life as “nature morte” meaning “dead life,” the art form generally means a collection of still objects that had been alive, such as fruit, cut flowers or dead animals, thus “still life.” Over the centuries this genre has evolved to include most any collection of inanimate objects, whether or not portrayed realistically.  It is common for artists to learn still life drawing or painting early on in their studies. So whether it is an artwork from your past or a new project, bring out your still life paintings or drawings and celebrate this art form that has endured throughout history. All media welcome.

Curator: Terri Nelson

Prospectus: WordPDF

2017 Earth Day Exhibition (APRIL)

April 3 – 28, 2017
Reception Sunday, April 22, 2-4 pm

Twenty million Americans took to the streets on April 22, 1970 to protest the deterioration of their environment due to the ravages of the industrial revolution.  By the end of that year, the first Earth Day had led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. By 1990, Earth Day was a global event, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries. Today, in spite of climate change deniers and well-funded lobbyists, Earth Day has become the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year, and a day of action that changes human behavior and provokes policy changes. All media welcome.

Curator: Shari Hornish

Prospectus: WordPDF

2017 A Winter’s Tale Prospectus (FEB)

2017 A Winter Tale -TVAA Downtown GalleryA Winter’s Tale Exhibition
February 1 – 28, 2017
Reception Sunday, February 05, 2-4 pm

For A Winter’s Tale, artists are invited to submit work in any medium that reflects any aspect of winter: cold, snow, ice, bare trees, a warm fire in the fireplace, the desolate beauty of a winter landscape, animals or people in a winter scene, iceskating on a frozen lake, people celebrating winter holidays, etc. All media is welcome.

Curator: Jan Partin

Prospectus: WordPDF

2016 TVAA Nominations

Texas Visual Arts Association Members

This is a request for nominations for the 2016 Board of Directors. Please email your nominations by November 20th to the TVAA Secretary.

All God’s Creatures Gallery

New Members Show 2012 (Mar)

March 1 -30, 2012
Reception March 11, 2 to 4 pm
Curator: Jan Partin

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 2011 to show their work in the 2012 New Members Exhibition. There is no theme for this show, and all mediums are welcome. Each artist is invited to submit up to three entries.

Prospectus in Word
Prospectus PDF

TVAA Downtown Gallery
Plaza of the Americas – Suite G-207
700 N Pearl
Dallas, Texas 75201

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From Blues to Hip Hop

Due to weather and road conditions, the Blues to Hip Hop reception has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 13 from 2 to 4.
Jan Partin, Director, TVAA Downtown Gallery

From Blues to Hip Hop
February 1 –28, 2011
Entry deadline, January 24

Artists may not write the songs or the words, but visual artists of every medium can and often do express responses to the music they hear.  “Blues to Hip Hop” may represent American tradition in music, but for centuries every culture has created rhythms, sounds, and lyrics that reflect universal emotions.  For this exhibit, artists are invited to respond in art to the music that inspires and moves them, whether about performers, composers, audiences, or sounds. Each artist may submit up to three entries.

Prospectus in Word
Prospectus PDF
Curator, Mary Ann Turner

From Blues to Hip Hop Gallery

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