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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we prepare for our 5th Annual Studio tour this fall, we are calling for artists in Frisco and the surrounding area to join us.
The Studio Tour is city-wide annual event that connects working artists with the community. Since 2011, we have been showcasing artists in their studios along with group shows at local galleries all over town.
Thegallery8680 has been a partner of the tour since the beginning, and has been a staple of the art community in Frisco for over six years. They will kick off the tour with their group show “ecology,” at our annual Kickoff Party on October 9 from 7-9pm. The Kickoff Party has always been a fun way to see the newest show and meet many of the Studio Tour artists all in one spot. The exhibit at thegallery8680 will also be open during the tour on October 18 and 19.
This year we are happy to have some new art added to our tour. Collin College has joined us this year, adding a group of fresh faces to our event. We will also have the Art in the Atrium exhibit at City Hall as part of the tour, which features dozens of regional artists. The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco will have their annual Fall Member Show at the Frisco Discovery Center on display. We also have some great venues downtown that are hosting artists: Eight11 Place and Artist Envy are returning to the tour from last year, and their neighbor Frisco Farm Stop has recently come on board.
Brenda Thomas, encaustic (detail)
We’re excited about how the tour is growing this year! We’re still looking for more artists, so if you’re interested in being a part of this fun event, check out the Artist Sign Up Page for more info. The deadline for entries is July 31 at midnight.
We are also looking for SPONSORS for our event. We will be producing our beautiful full-color maps, and a catalog featuring all of our artists and our sponsors. If you’re an individual or business that loves to support the arts, please consider sponsoring the ArtSeen tour this year. Sponsorships start at just $50, and you can find out more info HERE.
This year we’re adding a new feature to the tour: FRISCO ART WEEK (October 9 – 18). Art Week will start with the Kickoff Party on Friday, October 9 at thegallery8680, and will end with the studio tour on Sunday, October 18. We are looking for artists and arts events to celebrate the visual arts that week. If you have an art event (show, lecture, class, etc.) you’d like to host during that week, please contact us to join. We ask that these events complement the idea of art in the community. If you have a proposal for an event, contact us at email@example.com or 214-384-7200. Deadline for submissions is September 15.
Frisco has a growing arts community and we are so excited to see our tour grow as well. Come join us!
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.
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.
Also at Frisco Discovery Center is the 3rd Annual “Impress” printmaking exhibit, on view through January 31.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
thegallery8680: “me, myself and i” — deadline this Friday! Show runs October 19 – 28. Opening reception on Friday, October 19 – which is also the kickoff party for the artseen studio tour. Click this link for the prospectus: me myself and i.
VAGF – Fall Member Show “art ’em” — drop off/deadline Sunday, September 30. The show runs September 30 – November 3, and will be featured during the artseen studio tour October 20 & 21.
TVAA annual Citation Juried Show – Entries due by 5pm on October 8. Show runs November 6 – December 14 at PFamily Arts Gallery in Plano. Find info at www.tvaa.org. Festival of Trees, Frisco – juried art show sponsored by Frisco Association for the Arts and thegallery8680 – paperwork due by 5pm on October 22. Festival of Trees 2012 is a local, community based, juried art exhibit, Nov 19-Dec 16, 2012, offered by Frisco Arts and thegallery8680. Proceeds from sales and a silent auction will benefit CASA of Collin County. The free and public, open-house-style joint reception and awards ceremony will be held in both galleries from 2-5PM on Sunday, Dec 2nd, 2012. Three-dimensional work (trees and wreaths) will be displayed at the Frisco Art Gallery. The silent auction for three-dimensional work will be open Nov 19-Dec 10, when the winners will be announced. Two-dimensional work will be for sale and displayed at thegallery8680, viewable by appointment only (except for the open house on December 2nd, 2-5PM).
Assistance Leauge of Houston – open to all Texas artists. Deadline October 31; $4000 1st prize, $2000 2nd prize, $1000 3rd prize. Go to www.callforentry.org (must register) and find the show for more details.
Hunting Art Prize – open to all Texas artists (18+); one $50K prize; deadline November 30. www.huntingartprize.com.
EVENTS AND SHOWS this week
frisco comedy festival — This weekend, starting Thursday! Don’t miss all of this comedic talent right here in your town! All events at Frisco Discovery Center. Get your tickets online at www.friscocomedyfestival.com. See the “Why So Serious” art exhibit while you’re there – featuring art by regional artists/comedians.
Art Lovers, Unite! Here’s what’s coming up this weekend:
Friday evening, July 27- come out and see a free viewing of the newest PBS series “Art21: Art in the 21st Century.” This month’s show is called “Boundaries,” and features contemporary artists Lynda Benglis, David altmejd, Tabaimo, and assume vivid astro focus. The doors open at 7:00pm – show starts promptly at 7:30pm. This is a great time to see how artists work in their studios and hear firsthand their thoughts behind their work. www.thegallery8680.com
Misty Oliver-Foster, “Opalescent Adolescence: Big Sister/Little Sister”
Saturday monring — From VAGF: Join us this Saturday morning, July 28 from 9:00am – noon, as the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco is hosting a figure drawing workshop. This is open for all ages. Mom or Dad bring your child. Our model is a young girl with lots of experience modeling for her artist mother. We’ll use some classic drawing techniques (timed sketching, scribble sketching , contour drawing} to teach each other how to do figure drawing. We will emphasizing color to make it exciting, so bring colored paper, pencils, pastels, or crayons along with charcoal and newsprint and maybe colored paper. Bring your drawing support, paper, pencils, charcoal, pastel, water media or whatever you need to complete your sketch. We will do quick sketches and longer poses. Please send an email to email@example.com for more information and to let her know you are coming. The Discovery Center, Saturday, July 28, Aug 4 and Aug 11 9 am to Noon, Members $10.00. Nonmembers $20.00. www.vagf.org/upcoming_events.
Saturday evening, ladies are invited to join the “Brazilian Blowout” show at Frisco Discovery Center. This promises to be a fun night of music, food, drinks, fashion art and pampering. The party begins at 6:00PM. For details and tickets, visit www.friscodiscoverycenter.org.
Also Saturday in Dallas – The Design District Gallery Day, noon – 9pm.
Catch the end of thegallery8680’s show “CoLoR” this Sunday afternoon from 2:00-5:00pm. It’s a great show, featuring artists from Frisco, Dallas, Coppell and beyond. And, of course, it’s full of color! Thegallery8680 is located at 8680 Main Street, Frisco 75033 www.thegallery8680.com