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Celebrate the Earth Gallery

2012 Summer Party

TVAA Summer Membership Party
July 7, 2 to 5 pm

At this annual meeting, members will vote on our next board of officers, bylaws revisions and other resolutions. After the meeting, the party begins!

Please bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share at the potluck dinner. TVAA will provide the rest.

Be aware that there is a fee for all nearby parking. Call your friends and carpool!

At the TVAA Gallery
The Plaza of the Americas
700 N. Pearl Street, Suite G-207

Important note – parking price change
The Plaza of the Americas has raised the rates for parking in the garage on the weekends.  It is now the same as parking during the week; $1.50 for every 20 minutes, after 4 hours it is $18.00.

We believe the charge is still $5 – $6 for parking in the lots around the Plaza, such as the one on San Jacinto, and it is not far to walk.  Some lots further away may be less expensive.  And, DART which is cheaper still.

Due to this latest development parking passes from the gallery will not be handed out because it will take more to use to handle the rate increase.  And, they are needed for use by those who sit at the gallery during the week.

TVAA Bylaws: proposed amendments

Proposed bylaws amendments were approved at the July 7th Summer Party and Annual Meeting. Below is a PDF of the newly amended document.
TVAA Bylaws

Manga to Anime (June)

Manga to Anime (June)
Exhibit, June 1 – 29
Reception, June 3

Manga is the Japanese form of comics/cartoons which covers a broad spectrum of genres from sports,
science fiction and fantasy, horror, romance, sexuality and others. It is read by every age group
in Japan.

Manga covers issues from life. It has influenced comics and art all over the world. Many manga comics are illustrated in a dynamic use of lines for motion to give the characters the feeling of speed, exaggerated text used to emphasize emotion, and large eyes to give more expression. All to make the printed page more animated or anime.

This is an open show. Entry (per piece) is $5 for members of TVAA, $10 for non-members. Interested artists may join TVAA at take-in. Entry deadline is May 13.

Prospectus doc
Prospectus PDF

In Full Color: A History of Black Comics (Feb)

In Full Color: A Look At Black History Through Art
February 2 – 26, 2012
Reception February 18, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

This exhibit features work from the private collection of Dr. Rick Halperin, Embrey Human Rights Program at SMU, Finally In Full Color: A History of Black Comics by Comic Book Historian Professor William Foster III, and artwork from The Echoes of the Lost Boys graphic novel as well as work from a new graphic novel on slavery.

In Full Color Prospectus

Workshop for DFW Area Teachers
Graphic novel artist and professor of cartoon art Keith Douglas will give a workshop for area teachers prior to the reception on February 18th. Modern day slavery survivor Given Kachepa will speak at the workshop. (Given’s story: Given’s Dramatic Moments.)

Human Rights Art Contest for students
Students of these teachers will participate in a juried Human Rights art contest, with the grand prizewinner’s work being included in a new graphic novel on slavery. (Contest prospectus)

Student art exhibit in August
All winning artwork will be included in an exhibition curated by Zane Steadman and James Disco at the TVAA Downtown Gallery in August, 2012.

Student art must be received by June 20, 2012
Art from the contest will be on display for the entire month of August 2012 at the TVAA Gallery. First, Second and Third place winners will all receive art from the Collection of Black Comic Book Historian Professor William H. Foster III. Bronze & Silver Prize 1st place winners will have their scene published in our next production!
Gold 1st place winner – Will have their mini comic book part of our next
production !!! All art must be sent in by June 20th, 2012.

Given’s Dramatic Moments

Human Rights Art Contest

Student Art Contest Press Release

An example: a motion graphic based on The Lost Boys story

Inspiration comes from different places.  Such inspiration came to Hayden Lane from the story of the The Lost Boys of the Sudan graphic novel to create a “motion” comic of their story in hopes of inspiring others.  As Mr. Lane tells it, “(The Lost Boys of the Sudan) was a project for school. I go to San Diego State University. I am studying to be a high school history teacher. One of my classes had an assignment to read a book meant for young adults then create a “book pitch” that you could show to your students that would inspire them to read that book.”

See the video

Echoes of the Lost Boys of Sudan Book Trailer

Celebrate the Earth (Apr)

Celebrate the Earth
April 2 – 30
Reception April 29, 2 to 4 pm

The idea for Earth Day was conceived by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin after a massive 1969 oil spill released more than 3 million gallons of crude oil into the Pacific and killed a multitude of marine animals.

More than 40 years later, we are still struggling against natural and man-made disasters to preserve the earth for all her inhabitants and future generations. For this exhibit, work may reflect anything relating to the earth: the beauty or the devastation, environmental issues, the plight of earth’s creatures – human or otherwise, habitat loss or reintroduction,
or any other related subject matter.

Prospectus PDF
Prospectus in Word

TVAA Downtown Gallery
Plaza of the Americas
700 N. Pearl, Suite G 207
Dallas, TX 75201

Membership Exhibition 2012 (May)

Best of Show, Members exhibition 2011 by Mark McGahan, MG02 T10.062

65th Annual Membership Exhibition
Medical City Dallas
Exhibit May 5 – 14

Reception & Awards Ceremony
Sunday, May 13, 2 to 4 pm

Over $1,500 in cash and merchandise will be awarded. This is an all-media exhibition. Entry is open to all members and artists may join TVAA at time of entry. Every member may exhibit one piece of art so plan to participate. Deliver art on May 5th, 10 am to noon. A portion of art sales will benefit Medical City.

Exhibition Chair: Mark McGahan
Email: mark@markmcgahan.com
CoChair: Kelaine Kvale, 214-381-0102
Email: keklik@airmail.net

Prospectus PDF

Barnaby Fitzgerald is a dedicated life-long artist, teacher, writer and lecturer. Born in New York City, he grew up in Italy and Ireland.

He received the degree of Magistero, Printmaking from the Istituto d’Arte Statale, Urbino, Italy in 1973. He has a BFA in Painting the Boston University School for the Arts, and an MFA in Painting-Printmaking from the Yale University School of Art.

He currently teaches Painting at SMU in Dallas, Texas and has studios in Dallas, Perugia, Italy and Lome, the Togolese Republic in Africa.

He is represented by Meredith Long and Co. in Houston and by the Valley House Gallery Dallas, Texas. Visit his web site at www.barnaba.com

High School Show 2012 (Apr)

Texas Visual Arts Association 2012
High School Art Competition
Visual Arts Studio, UTD
March 31 to April 22

Believing that Texas has in its young people a reservoir of creative ability equal to that to be found anywhere, Texas Visual Arts Association is offering this competition to enable and encourage gifted high school students to seek further training in art.

Niloo Javiland, Instructor and sponsor of Nu-Works program at Booker T Washington High School for Performing & Visual Arts.
Greg Metz, Sr Lecturer of Studio Arts Program and Gallery Director at UT Dallas Main Gallery.
John Pomara, Professor of Painting at UT Dallas, currently shows with Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas.
Diane Sikes, Dallas artist, Outreach and Education Manager at Dallas Contemporary.

The jurors will select at least 100 works for the exhibition. Jurors will then select winners from the accepted works.

The High School Art Competition is open to all 10th, 11th and 12th grade high school students who reside in the State of Texas. The entry fee for the High School Art Competition is $3 per entry with a maximum of three entries per artist.

Intake will be March 31 – Apr 1.  Exhibit will be hung by April 5.  Awards Reception: Sunday, April 22, 2:30 – 4:00 pm. Students, families, teachers and the general public are welcome. Presentation of Awards will be at 3:30. For more details, download the prospectus, below.

Entry form:
Prospectus PDF

Visual Arts Studio at the University of Texas at Dallas, located at University Parkway and Campbell Road in Richardson.

TVAA members, please volunteer to help with this massive endeavor.
Contact Gina Fieser. Gina needs help taking in the work as well as hanging the work.

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

Creative Arts Center, Bonham – CFE

OFF THE WALL – Pottery & Sculpture Exhibit
Bonham, TX
Call for entries
Deadline August 31, 2012

OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS: each artist may submit up to 3 works of pottery and/or sculpture. Creative Arts Center artist members may enter at no charge. Entry fee for non-members is $15 and must accompany entries. Gallery commission on all pieces offered for sale is 20 %. The exhibit runs from September 7 through September 29. Our storage space is extremely limited, so, unless special arrangements are made, no work will be accepted prior to August 28. All pieces are due in by August 31. They may be picked up between September 28 and by October 2. *No nudes, please. The exhibit’s opening reception is September 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission to the gallery and the opening is free.

Questions should be directed to Lisa Avila at 903-640-2196.
Creative Arts Center, Bonham

Holocaust Remembrance (Jan)

Texas Visual Arts Association
Holocaust Remembrance
Exhibit January 3 – 31, 2012
Reception January 12, 6:30 pm to 9 pm

The Color of Memory by Veronique Jonas & Julie Meetal
In the Face of Evil by Ralph Kelman
Darknest Revealed by Students from the Dr. Rick Halperin Collection of the Embrey Human Rights Program of SMU

Curated by Jan Partin, Gallery Director

TVAA Downtown Gallery
Plaza of the Americas
700 N. Pearl, Suite G 207
Dallas, TX 75201