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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.

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.

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

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.



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Clock at Pearl Street DART Station

TVAA Downtown Gallery
Plaza of the Americas 700 N. Pearl Street, Suite G207
Dallas, Texas  75201

Gallery located on Level L, Suite G207.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm Parking: Metered parking is available on Pearl and Crockett Streets. Parking in lots on Crockett and San Jacinto is $6.00. Plaza (paid, underground) parking is entered from San Jacinto. Take DART to Pearl Station, cross Bryan St. to Plaza of the Americas.
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TVAA Downtown Gallery , Box 347, Plaza of the Americas 700 N. Pearl Street, Suite G207, Dallas, Texas  75201

TVAA mailing address: TVAA, PO Box 12467, Dallas, TX 75225