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In The Eye of The Beholder Gallery

Photography by Jan Partin

Music: Rebels & Visionaries Gallery

Photography by Jan Partin

International Collective 2013 (Apr)

International Collective 2013, Dallas
April 4 – 30
Reception April 28, 2 to 4 pm
Curator: Diana Moya

TVAA Downtown Gallery
700 N Pearl Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

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The Wildness of Nature (Mar)

Above article by Marilee Vergati-Haynes.

Read more about The Wildness of Nature exhibit in this Examiner article.

The Wildness of Nature
March 1 – 29, 2013
Reception March 10, 2 – 4

Nature – a creative and controlling force in the universe; the whole system of existence, forces, and events of the physical world that are not controlled by man; a wild primitive state untouched by man; the realm of geology and wildlife – plants, animals, birds, insects, reptiles, rocks, mountains, trees, forests, oceans, rivers, lakes, and ecosystems.

Curator: Shari Hornish
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TVAA Downtown Gallery
700 N Pearl Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
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Love (Feb)


February 1-28, 2013
Reception February 10

Artists have been creating work expressing their interpretation of “love” since the beginning of time.

Love may be defined in many ways – as the strong affection and personal attachment one may feel for another person or animal; as the virtuous unselfish, and benevolent concern one may express for the good of another; as the compassionate actions one may take toward others, animals, or one’s self; as the passion, desire, and intimacy one may experience with another romantically; as the bond that develops between friends; as the protective connection within families; and as the selfless devotion one may express religiously.

Curator: KeLaine Kvale
Email: keklik@airmail.net

Jpgs due to curator: January 20
Show Prospectus:

Word doc

TVAA Downtown Gallery
700 N Pearl Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

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Portraits: Self and Other (Sept)

Portraits: Self and Other
Exhibit, September 3 – 28
Reception, Sept. 9, 2 to 4 pm
Curator, Sarah Graham
TVAA Downtown Gallery

Portraits and self- portraits have always been significant artistic genres. For this exhibition, artists are invited to submit up to three jpgs of their finest portrait or self-portrait work. (Self-portraits or portraits shown in previous gallery shows are not eligible). Work in all mediums is encouraged.

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TVAA Downtown Gallery
Plaza of the Americas
Suite G207 Box 347
700 N Pearl Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
Jan Partin, Director
Jan Partin, Director
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2012 Summer Party Gallery

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
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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