Tag Archives: 2010

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.


Tower Water

Sculpture & 3-D Art

The TVAA Downtown Gallery in the Plaza of the Americas will present the 2010 Sculpture & 3-D Design exhibition, curated by David Hickman, during the month of September.

3-D…three-dimensional form…having height, width, and depth. For this show, artists are limited only by this definition. Work may be representational or abstract, freestanding or wall hangings, and created from any materials. Reception: September 5, 2 to 4 pm.

To download a show prospectus, click below.
Prospectus PDF | Prospectus Doc

To learn more about the Texas Visual Arts Association TVAA Downtown Gallery, contact Jan Partin, Gallery Director: Email

Sculpture & 3-D Gallery

First Place, Celtic Riverlife, by KeLaine Kvale

NorthPark Celebrates Art

The Dallas Business Council for the Arts and the NorthPark Merchant Association  are sponsoring NORTHPARK CELEBRATES ART on Saturday, October 2nd from 10 am to 6 pm.

This event will give over 100 art and cultural organizations the opportunity to pitch membership, volunteerism, and much more to a vast local audience.

TVAA will be participating with a booth and is looking for volunteers to man the booth and /or do demonstrations.

Please email Peg Rosenlund at pegros77@gmail.com or phone 214-368-3796 if you are interested.

Membership Exhibition

63rd Membership Exhibition – May 1 to 15, 2010 at Medical City, Dallas Texas

Shari Hornish, Branch Managers (detail), Best of Show

The annual TVAA Membership Show is a non-juried member show held each spring at various locations. The member show allows each member to place one piece of their artwork on exhibit. The exhibit is usually three to four weeks long, and there is an awards reception.

The 2010 Membership Exhibition was shown at Medical City of Dallas. TVAA’s Exhibition Chair was JeanE Camp McIntosh, and her assistant was Co-Chair Yael Vangruber. Juror Ray-Mel Cornelius selected 12 award winners from the show this year. A beautiful catalogue was design and produced by David Blow, photography by Jane Damon, (look below for a link to the PDF version.)

Juror, Ray Mel Cornelius

Juror’s Statement

Wow. That was hard. But it was also a pleasure and
honor to have the opportunity to reward such beautiful
work… The Best of Show selection stood out in terms of every
criteria one could apply, drawing, color, design, mastery
of the media, really an outstanding painting.

A successful abstraction is much harder than most “civilians”
may think, and the Second Place winner made it
look easy. The fresh and sure brushwork reinforced the
underlying geometry while at the same time emancipating
the picture from it.

The Third Place selection presented a beautiful interpretation
of nature emphasizing careful and fluid design
in an unusual medium and presentation.

My thanks go to the TVAA and its members for the opportunity
to view and interact with such a great selection
of work. Please accept my respect and best wishes
to all the participants.
- Ray-Mel Cornelius, May 3, 2010

For more on the TVAA 63rd Annual Membership Exhibition: Download a PDF version of the exhibit catalogue to read the full juror statement, view the entire list of exhibiting artists, and see all of the award winning art, by clicking here. To view exhibit’s awarded art within the site, click here.

New Members Show

New Members Show
January 4 to 30, 2010
Reception: January 10, 2 to 4
Curator: Elizabeth Padgett

Best of Show, Quetzel Soldier, by Robin Gary

2010 New Members Show Artists: Front row: Valery Guignon, Robin Gary, Wha Paek, Curator - Elizabeth Padgett, Yael VanGruber, Berhanu Belachew, and John Carpenter. Back row: Toby Wallace, Clyde Igarashi, Leo Malboeuf, Ed Dodt, Michael Dulaney, Weldon Sandusky, and Mike Gillespie.


Congratulations to the TVAA Nostalgia award winners from our collaborative show with the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco:

Best of Show:
Barbara Mason
“Orange Push-Up”

First Place:
Carolyn Nelson

Second Place:
Eilene Carver

Third Place:
Cynthia Saathoff

Orange Push-Up Barbara Mason

Nostalgia was a first-time exhibition collaboration between the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco and Texas Visual Arts Association.
Nostalgia: July 21 through September 7, 2010 at the Frisco Arts Center, 6827 Main Street, Frisco, TX 75034. Reception: Saturday, July 24th from 6 to 8 pm.


Artists in the Non-Objecties Exhibit: Front row - from left: Silvia Thornton, Cecilia Thurman, Marilyn Eitzen Jones. Back Row - from left: Jan Partin, Teri Lueders, Zane Steadman, KeLaine Kvale, Michelle Thomas (Gallery summer intern), and Peg Rosenlund.

The August TVAA Downtown Gallery exhibit, Non-Objectives, is an all media fine art show curated by Sylvia Thornton.

Prospectus PDF | Prospectus doc

Deep in the Art of Texas

Deep in the Art of Texas is the theme for the July TVAA Exhibition. Maybe the landscape of Texas, an old honky-tonk located in a small Texas town, Texas longhorns, the State Fair of Texas, the people of Texas, a rodeo scene, the hustle and bustle of Dallas, or the Texas architecture. Show Chair, Kay Wyne.
TVAA Downtown Gallery
Exhibit July 1 – 31
Reception July 11, 2:00 to 4:00.