Exhibitions

“New Member Show” – TVAA Gallery Art Exhibition for Jan 2019

Curators:  Ben Fluno & Maegan Kirschner

This is an open call with no theme, but you must have joined TVAA (Texas Visual Arts Association) within 2017 and 2018.(New member not a renewing member please) There is no submission fee to submit work for consideration in this show. No larger than 48” on the longest side. 2D work must not be taller than 36” and weigh less than 30 pounds.

This is an invitation to explore the meaning that connects with you and your art work, and then share it with others. This is open to members and non-members of TVAA (Texas Visual Artists Association) with ribbons being awarded to Best of Show, 1st, 2nd 3rd place, and honorable mention. Cash awards for Best in Show and 1st place!

About the Curator: New member Ben Fluno and Gallery Director Maegan Kirschner will work together to curate this show.

CALENDAR:
Exhibit Open to the Public:  January 5th – February 2nd,
Monday – Friday 10am – 4 pm, Saturday 10am-2pm
Reception:  Saturday, January 12th, 4-6pm
Pick up artwork: Saturday, February 2nd, 10-2pm

TVAA Gallery Art Exhibition for Feb 2019 – “Love & Hurt”

CURATOR: JuJu Bartush

ELIGIBILITY: This show is open to TVAA members (and/or non-members).

This is an invitation to explore the meaning that connects with you and your art work, and then share it with others. This is open to members and non-members of TVAA (Texas Visual Artists Association) with ribbons being awarded to Best of Show, 1st, 2nd 3rd place, and honorable mention. Cash awards for Best in Show and 1st place!

CALENDAR:

Submission Deadline: Friday, Jan 11th @ midnight
Acceptance Notification: Friday, Jan 18th
Deliver artwork: Saturday, Feb 2nd from 10-2pm
Exhibit Open to the Public: During Gallery business hours; Tuesday-Sat
Reception: Saturday, Feb 9th from 4-6pm
Pick up artwork: Saturday, March 2nd from 10-2pm

Show Description: Love and Hurt: An exhibition of the joy – and pain – of falling in love

Every heart on earth has experienced love at least once in their lifetime. And, each one knows the journey to find love often comes with a hurt that cuts deeper than any physical wound. The creations shared at Love and Hurt seek to capture the emotions that accompany our journey to blissful fulfillment – by way of the pain that has the power to tear the heart to shreds.

ABOUT THE CURATOR: A classically-trained artist with a degree in fine arts, Juju crosses her figurative artist style with a contemporary illustrative flavor. Her abstract line of paintings features high-contrast textures to shape the mood of each piece and a unique collection of shapes to create their form. By combining different types of paint and media, Juju portrays the many different levels of our existence through color and texture. She has a special talent for capturing human images and finds herself constantly observing how shadows define the facial features of those around her.

Juju’s goal for the observer of her art is to draw them into the painting, either through the eyes or the energy that the artwork creates. She aspires to capture that moment in time that takes you to the place where you can escape for those few moments in time, for it is those moments that create lasting memories.

Her newest channel of creativity is a contemporary illustrative style that uses high intensity colors to generate brilliance, energy and contrast. And, Juju has recently branched out to specialize in commissioned idealized portraits.

Artist Statement:
As an artist, I believe in practicing the sound principles of painting that I have learned both classically and experimentally. I also believe that an artist should strive for something more than just the technical accuracy in their work, but emotional bond of creative energies. There is a feeling, or reaction, that one gets when standing in front of a piece of art. Sometimes, it`s not an easy thing to describe, but one knows it when it happens. It might be the sense of place in the universe, the light on the subject, or a fleeting expression in a portrait. These are the types of reactions one hopes are communicated by art. The best scenario is when the technical and emotional unite as one