2016 ArtSeen Tour Call for Artists

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ArtSeen Tour — October 15 & 16 — noon-5pm both days.

The time has come – we are now registering our artists for the 2016 ArtSeen Tour.  This is our 6th year, and we continue to grow and improve.   We are limiting the Tour geographically this year to only Downtown Frisco, along Main Street from Preston Road to the Dallas North Tollway.  This has been the heart of our Tour in years past, and we feel that by condensing our artists, we can make it easy for guests to see all of the artists easily.

 The tour will begin at thegallery8680 and Crafted on the east end of Main Street,  and move west to Fresh Paint Studio, downtown merchants, Frisco Square, Art in the Atrium at City Hall and the Frisco Discovery Center.  We have artists in galleries, exhibits, home studios, and some hosted by downtown merchants and other out-of-the-box locations.  Collin College will also join us again in exhibiting work by their faculty and students.

If you want to join us, there is still room!  Early bird registration ends on September 1 (only $25), and regular registration ends September 12 ($40).  Details can be found here.

We look forward to another successful Tour this year!

Questions?  Contact Misty at artseentour@gmail.com.

CFAs and new shows for early 2015

As many of the northeastern states are preparing for a record-breaking blizzard tonight, we enjoyed a balmy 70 degrees here in Frisco today.    This warm weather is a little reminder that spring is around the corner, and with that, lots of new spring art events.  But while we wait, here are some great events you can find all over town right now.

Frisco’s Arts in the Square festival will be celebrating its 5th year this March, and the deadline for applications is quickly approaching.  We’ve seen the festival really grow over the past couple of years, so this is the perfect time to become a part of one of Frisco’s best spring art events.  For more information on this event and to find out how to apply, go to http://www.friscosquare.com/aits. Deadline:  January 30.

Thegallery8680 will present it’s first group exhibit of 2015 during February : RED.  Join the artists at the opening reception on Friday, February 6 from 7-9pm. Thegallery8680 is located at 8680 W. Main St., Frisco, 75033.   For more information, visit http://www.thegallery8680.com.

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A native of India, Prexa Kapadia recently debuted her first US solo show at the Frisco Art Gallery at Frisco Discovery Center.  You may see her fabric and cotton works in the Reception Gallery from Jan 5-Feb 10, 2015.   Frisco Discovery Center is located at 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX, 75034.  Details HERE.

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Also at Frisco Discovery Center is the 3rd Annual “Impress” printmaking exhibit, on view through January 31.

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And the next call for artists from Frisco Arts is: “Emoji.” Click HERE for more information on this show.  Deadline January 28.

If you want to be a part of a local group of artists, join the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco for their monthly artists’ meeting, at 7 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Their next meeting will be Tuesday, February 10 at 7pm at the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy., Frisco, TX  75034.  You may find out more about the Guild at http://www.vagf.org.

Hope to see you around town at these great ART events!

If you have a show or call for artists to promote, please contact us at artseenhere@gmail.com.

calls for artists 8/19/14

So many new shows to be a part of in Frisco and beyond… Click the title of each show to link to the details.

Sculptechular at Frisco Discovery Center

Deadline 8/22/14
Got form? Frisco Arts is doing another ALL-SCULPTURE exhibition in the Frisco Art Gallery and Special Events Center. Looking for sculptures, assemblages, and new media done in wood, stone, mixed media, wire, glass, ceramics, paper, and more!  Jury panel includes Randall Garrett, a Dallas artist and professor at El Centro College and Troy Pelias, an architect and member of the City of Frisco’s Public Art Board.
Questions? Contact Paige: pprater@friscoarts.orgFor details and entry form, click HERE.

 


 

TCU Art in the Metroplex. 

Deadline 8/25/14

The Arts Center welcomes submissions from artists in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas – Tarrant, Dallas, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hill, Hood, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufmann, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell and Wise counties for the 2014 Art in the Metroplex Exhibition.  Exhibition is October 3 – 30, 2014 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Juror is Sara-Jayne Parsons, formerly of the Bluecoat in Liverpool, England, now Director of the TCU Galleries. Over $2000 in Awards.


 

Art in the Atrium 9 – City of Frisco’s Public Art Board – City Hall


Deadline 9/5/14
Art in the Atrium is a bi-annual, two-dimensional art exhibition on the five floors of City Hall in Frisco, TX.  Artists may submit up to 5 images for consideration and will be notified in late September whether their pieces were accepted into the show. Click HERE for entry guidelines. Questions? Please contact Dudley Raymond: draymond@friscotexas.gov.   Click HERE for the online submission form.


 

 

Materials Hard & Soft

Deadline 9/5/14

This annual competition and exhibition of contemporary crafts was started in 1987 and is now in it’s 28th year. Recognized nationally, Materials: Hard & Soft attracts hundreds of entries from every state in the union. Nationally recognized jurors select the show from slides and then award $5000 in prize money.

Eligible media: Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. All work must have been completed within the past two years (2012-2014) and not previously exhibited at the Center for Visual Arts. Artists must reside in the United States or its possessions.  Greater Denton Arts Council 400 E. Hickory Street Denton, Texas 76201 (940) 382-2787 Find out more at http://www.dentonarts.com.


 

Ratpack Magic: Memories of the Golden Age of Crooners – VAGF Show

 Deadline 10/1/14

Visual Arts Guild of Frisco invites you to enter paintings, drawings, photographs, mixed media pieces, or sculpture relating to the 1960s-1970s era of the famous Rat Pack Crooners (Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Bing Crosby). Prizes will be awarded in each category.   Entry fee for non-members: $30 for two pieces/membership. Current VAGF Members: FREE (up to 2 pieces) . Please submit JPEGs to brenda.g.thomas@gmail.com no later than October 1. Include dimensions, medium and title of pieces.   Show runs October 6-Nov 8 at Frisco Art Gallery (Frisco Discovery Center). Opening Reception is 10/8/14 from 7-9PM.


Deadline 10/24/14
The Frisco Heritage Association and Visual Arts Guild of Frisco are organizing a Western themed art show that will open near the annual Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day.  Submit images of your work by 10/24 to brenda.g.thomas@gmail.com, and include the dimensions, title, and medium of the pieces.  For more information, click HERE.

about time

It’s about time we posted some CFAs, right?

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Cityscapes @ thegallery8680 — invites all artists to give their  best interpretation of the theme CityScapes : depicting cities, towns, urban scenes and any related metropolitan subjects, for their August art exhibition. The deadline for entries is July 26.  More information here.

Delta @ The McKinney Avenue Contemporary  — One of Dallas’ biggest and wildest shows – their receptions are packed! The last day to drop off work for this annual member show is Tuesday, July 23.  Details at www.the-mac.org.

Frisco Arts presents “Sculptechular” during September at the Frisco Discovery Center.  Artists may participate in a one-month exhibit, two-week installation, or a three-day spectacle featuring three-dimensional artwork of all shapes, sizes, and mediums! Deadlines are July 26 and August 15. Find out more HERE.

Shade: Aesthetics in Black, White and Gray  —  Visual Arts Guild of Frisco presents their fall member show, at the Frisco Art Gallery in the Frisco Discovery Center.  The show is September 30 – November 3.  Deadline for entries is Sunday, August 29 from 1-3pm.  SHADE 2013 Prospectus

Art Events:

Plano Art Association invites you to their grand opening of their new gallery space in downtown Plano, on Saturday, August 17, from 4-8pm.  Located at 1013 15th Place, Suite 105, the new gallery is just steps away from the DART rail station.  Visit their web site for details on how you can be a member and be in their inaugural exhibit. http://www.planoartassociation.org.

Save the date for the third annual ArtSeen Studio Tour — October 19 & 20.  Look for details in our upcoming posts.  Please note:  our URL is now www.artseentour.com.

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texas biennial

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Did you know that Texas has a Biennial?  We do, and they’re taking submissions now thru February 28.  Find out more at www.texasbiennial.org.  They’ve even got links to the past biennial shows, so you can check out the previous participants’ work.

Here’s a link the catalog from 2011.   http://issuu.com/eastaustinstudiotour/docs/2011_texas_biennial/170.

 

January CFAs and Events

January –   new year, new goals, and new ART!

It’s time to get busy making and selling your art, and here are some opportunities for you to do so.

Visual Art Guild of Frisco’s Member Show, “Iconic Love.”  Open for all current and new members (you can join at drop-off).  The deadline is January 29.  For more information, visit www.vagf.org/upcoming_events.

26th Annual Texas and Neighbors Show. Hosted by the Irving Art Association at Irving Arts Center, this show is open to residents of TX, LA, OK, AR and NM.  Great cash awards.  www.texasandneighbors.com.  The deadline for entries is February 1.

Alley’s House Art Fundraising Event — Want to share your creativity for a great cause?  Join Alley’s House for the “Incrementum” event on February 4.  They are still looking for artists to donate work — they even provide the canvases!  To participate you just have to fill out a participation form and pick up your canvas from alley’s house. If you would like to participate e-mail sarah.buckmeier@alleyshouse.org and she will send you an artist participation form.

Visual Arts Society of Texas’ 44th Annual National Exhibition (Denton).  The deadline for this prestigious show is February 10.  www.vastarts.org.

Plano Art Association’s Annual 125 Mile Show.  The deadline is February 12.  Click here for more information.

Art on the Horizon— call for artists.  Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church in Carrollton is offering a venue for local artists to exhibit their work in a solo exhibition for 6 weeks.    Click the following link for more information: Horizon CFA

2012:  There’s no time like the present, because we might not have tomorrow.   Happy creating!

Misty