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Best of Show 2010 Gallery

Best of 2010 Show

Best of 2010 exhibition features artists who have won awards in exhibitions presented at the TVAA Downtown Gallery during 2010.

The show opens on December 6 to 31. A reception with the artists will be held from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, December 7th.

Reception, December 7, 6 to 8 pm, TVAA Downtown Gallery

Plaza of the Americas
700 N. Pearl
Dallas, TX 75201

The past show winners,who are invited to exhibit, are:

Deep in the Art of Texas
Mike Gilespie
Jan Partin
Peg Rosenlund
David Schultze

I See a Chuckle Four
Dorothy Clarke
Clyde Igarishi
Liz Netherland
Tina Weger

Multicultural Show
Fermin Coronado
Mikhail Dimov
Antoaneta Hillman
Yael VanGruber

New Members Show
Robin Gary
Clude Igarishi
Leo Malboeuf
Toby Wallace

Eilene Carver
Barbara Mason
Carolyn Nelson
Cynthia Saathoff

Open Show
Jane Damon
Leo Malbouef
Junko Otsu
Linda Theiman

Photography & Digital
Sean Castenada
Jane Damon
Julie Meetal
Pat Szaley

The Sacredness of Death
Andrew Anerson
Laraine Fomenet
Jenny Keller
KeLaine Kvale
Jan Partin

Sculpture & 3-D
Betsy Bass
KeLaine Kvale
Julie Meetal
Joe Prescher

Earth & Fire Gallery

2010 Holiday Party

You are invited to

Postcards from the Edge!

TVAA’s Annual Holiday Party, December 4, 6:30 pm

Bring a postcard size artwork to donate, your favorite homemade dish, and your favorite guest artist, or patron. Postcard art will be sold for $5 as a fundraiser. Beverages will be provided by TVAA.

At the home of Liz Netherland, near Frankford and Campbell:
5435 Willow Wood Lane, Dallas, 75252

Self Portraits: Who are You?

Attention TVAA Members! On January 10, 2011 TVAA will join Collin College in an exhibition, SELF PORTRAITS: WHO ARE YOU?

This will be an opportunity for students of Collin College to exhibit work with Texas Visual Arts Association.  The show will be similar to the Self Portrait Show in 2009.  It can be in all mediums, both 2D and 3D.

There are some great advantages to this show. There are no fees, and The Arts Gallery of Collin College will take responsibility for the following:

  • Sitters provided for the show.
  • Invitations and posters (TVAA will be provided with jpegs and pdfs to use in emails and postings to TVAA contacts).
  • Reception with food and beverages provided.

Large crowds are expected to see TVAA artwork as well as the students of Collin College.  All members of TVAA will need do is deliver their artwork and pick up artwork at the required time. Please download the PDF file attached to this link for more information and entry requirements: Self Portrait Show packet

Submit up to 3 pieces in JPG format by November 16th
Zane Steadman by email:

The number of pieces selected will be determined by the number of artists entered. Read the prospectus attached to the link below for details. Any questions please contact Zane Steadman.

This should be a great blend of student and professional work.

The deadline for all JPGs to be sent by email to Zane Steadman of TVAA is Nov. 16, 2010.  No late entries will be accepted.

Sacredness of Death Gallery

The Sacredness of Death exhibition included a reception, awards and entertainment by Tina Weger.
Best of Show: Jenny Keller – “Altar For Our Ancestors”
First Place: Jan Partin – “He Did It His Way”
Second Place: KeLaine Kvale  – “Altar For Juanita”
Third Place: Andrew Anderson – “Third From The Left”
Third Place: Laraine Forneret – “Candido Calavera Loved Champagne”

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 pegros77@gmail.com 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.

Earth & Fire

Earth & Fire
November 8 – December 3
Reception November 18, 4 to 7
Donna Sarafis, Painting with Glass
and Bobbie McCrea, Raku Fired Sculptures

TVAA Downtown Gallery
Plaza of the Americas
700 N Pearl
Dallas, Texas 75201

Citation 2010

TVAA Members, we are very excited to announce the CITATION 2010 award winners. The show is fantastic and the quality of work is wonderful!

Billy Hassell spent quality time visiting the exhibit in his judging process.
His juror’s statement captures his criteria in judging the awards, “When I critique or evaluate a work of art, as a teacher or as a juror, I look for originality of intent, strong composition, evidence of good craftsmanship and thoughtful presentation. I also rely on my intuition for there is always the possibility of an unconventional approach to a visual idea. Most importantly, the work of art in question
should be visually compelling.”

And the winners are:
Elwazir Family Fund Award, Dr. Esmail M. Elwazir & Family ($500)
To:  Bob Nunn,  “Opposing Forces”

Peg Rosenlund Memorial Fund Award, Peg Rosenlund & Family ($300)
To:  Penelope Bisbee, “Life Back”

Rowena Elkin Memorial Award for Sculpture, Virginia Elkin Fuller & Frank Elkin ($300)
To:  Eunice Bridges, “Heart of the Matter”

Bob Brown Memorial Fund Award ($200)
To:  Artyce Colen, “Intensity”

Mary Ratliff Memorial Fund Award ($200) In honor of Charles Ratliff
To:  Clyde Igarashi, “Longing”

Asel Art Merchandise Award  ($100)
To:  Shari Hornish, “Home before Dark”

Grumbacher  Merchandise Award ($90)
To:  Duke Horn, “American Narcissim”

Beasley Fine Art Photography Merchandise Award ($50)
To:   Junko Otsu, “African Daisy”

Décor Frame & Art Merchandise Award ($50)
To:  Cathy Rutter, “Itch”

Fast Frame Merchandise Award ($50)
To: Lori Bongiovanni, “A Day In Canton”

Dick Blick Merchandise Award ($50)
To:   Jerry E. Smith, “Cheesy Jesus#2

2010-2011 TVAA President Zane Steadman with wife, Larae

Robin Gary, Citation Show Co-chair, with her daughters

Bob Nunn, Best of Show winner with his work, Opposing Forces

The Citation Show is a juried member show that takes place in the fall at various locations. The exhibit normally runs three to four weeks. Members may submit three works for consideration. There is an awards reception. New memberships are accepted on show entry day.

The Citation 2010 exhibition is scheduled for October 4 to 31 at PFamily Arts in Plano. This year’s Citation juror is Billy Hassell. The Reception is Saturday, October 23rd from 5 to 7 pm. Awards presentation will be at 6 pm. Guests are welcome as well as members.

Juror: Billy Hassell
Reception: October 23, 5 to 7 pm
Chairperson: Robin Gary
Co-Chairperson: Gaby Pruitt

PFamily Arts
4017 Preston Road, Plano, Texas 75093

Citation 2010 prospectus: PDF front | PDF back

Sacredness of Death

The TVAA gallery in the Plaza of the Americas is hosting The Sacredness of Death during the month of October and the first week of November. This show is based on El Dia de Los Muertos – the Day of the Dead celebrations.
The Sacredness of Death
October 1 – November 6
Reception October 31, 2 to 5
Curated by Dorothy Clarke and Fermin Coronado
TVAA Downtown Gallery

Digital entry deadline, August 21