2016 New Members Show
Exhibit January 4 – 29
Reception January 10, 2 to 4 PM
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 2015 to show their work in the 2016 New Members Exhibition. There is no theme for this show, and all mediums are welcome. This show is open to artists who joined Texas Visual Arts Association within the past year (2015).
Deadline: December 20, 2015
Curator: Jan Partin
Prospectus: Word | PDF
TVAA Board Meetings are the place where exhibit plans and other important events are first discussed. All TVAA members are invited to attend. Board meetings take place at 11am in the TVAA Downtown Gallery.
2013 Board Meeting dates:
Exhibit June 3 – 28, 2013
Reception June 9, 2 to 4
The natural landscape – real or surreal. Fantasy, abstract, color or black and white. You choose the landscape and let your shutter tell the story.
Download the prospectus.
Entry Deadline: May 24
Deadline extended to May 28th at 8 p.m.
Curator: Gabrielle Castenada Pruitt
TVAA Holiday Bazaar
December 3-28, 2012
Reception Dec. 16, 2-4
Artists who are interested in participating in the Holiday Bazaar show should contact Jan Partin at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating their interest and including two or three jpgs of their work. Each participating artist will have an area in the gallery, so space will be limited. Particular needs for this show include jewelry, pottery/ceramics (decorative and functional pieces), wearable pieces (scarves, shawls, etc.), and other artwork priced under $200. Please indicate your interest as soon as possible.
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.
64th Annual Membership Exhibition Held at Medical City
May 16 – 29th, 2011
Once again TVAA will host its annual membership show at Medical City Dallas. Over $1500.00 in cash and merchandise awards will be presented at the reception to be held on May 29th. Works in all media are eligible and need to have been created within the last five years. Maximum size of 2D work is 48” x 48”, framed and wired for hanging. No work under glass except for pastels. No 2D work over 25 lbs. Sculpture must have its own base and stand. Limitations will be enforced.
Chapman Kelley is a nationally known artist who has exhibited in numerous major national group exhibitions. His work has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. and the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. His work is in the collections of major artists and collectors such as the DeKoonings and the Hirshhorns, respectively. Chapman has lectured at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Yale School of Art and Architecture and Museum of Fine Art in Boston about his important “Wildflower Works”. He attended Hugh D. Pohl Art School and Trinity University in San Antonio and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He had a gallery in Dallas for a period of time and he was responsible for selections of work for a majority of collectors in Dallas. The Who’s Who In The South and Southwest awarded Kelley the Second Biennial Citation in Art. Works of two of his students were shown at a Venice Biennale. Chapman is an Honorary Lifetime Member of TVAA. His website is www.chapmankelley.com.
Exhibition Chair: Duke Horn, 214-500-7652
CoChair: Kelaine Kvale, 214-381-0102
Don’t forget to bring a check or cash to pay your dues as this is also the date, May 1, to catch up on your annual dues.
Fill out the prospectus and follow the procedures mentioned.
Thank you and see you at the 64th Annual Membership Show.
A group of about 20 TVAA members and their guests took a tour of the new ATT Performing Arts Center on February 22. It was a delightful and entertaining insight into this part of the arts district led by director of operations, Russell Read. His enthusiasm for the excellence of the details of the Wiley and Windspear was contagious and everyone was inspired to make use of this wonderful venue. (Yes, Russell can really walk on water). Our many thanks to Russell for taking the time to lead this tour.
The TVAA February Membership Meeting is a sponsored tour of the Performing Arts Center
in Downtown Dallas on Tuesday, February 22nd. All interested parties will meet at the Parking Lot of Royal Lane Baptist Church at 11:30 am and carpool to One Arts Plaza where we will have lunch at Jorge’s Restaurant, dutch treat. After lunch we will be led on a tour of the Wyly Theater and the Winspear Opera House.
If anyone chooses to meet at the restaurant and not carpool, that is okay as well. There is no charge for this tour and guests are welcome. Please email reservations to Liz Netherland.
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