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.

Get ready for our biggest art tour yet!

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Get ready, folks, the Studio tour is back!

This weekend will mark our 5th year of the ArtSeen Studio Tour in Frisco, and we have a fantastic lineup of 25 artists and exhibits featured on this year’s tour.   Come out and enjoy paintings, drawings, printmaking, photography, jewelry, sculpture, video, mixed media and more.

Find out about all of our artists and exhibits HERE.

This year we produced a full-color catalog that features all of our artists and exhibits, with a map of the tour in the middle.  Be sure to pick one of these up at any of the stops.   We also have created a Google Map of the tour this year, to make it simple to navigate from one place to the next.   See both versions of the tour map on our MAP page.

Look for these signs inviting you to come in to our studios and take a look around!

As you’re driving around, keep an eye out for our art tour signs to help you find the studios and exhibit spaces.

Find out all about the studio tour on our site ArtSeenTour.com.  We hope to see you this weekend!

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Carolyn Nelson Funk, “Birds,” 2015

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)

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 artseenhere@gmail.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!

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It’s time to start thinking about our fall Studio Tour!  You’re invited to our informational meeting on Sunday, May 3 at 4:00pm at thegallery8680 (8680 W. Main Street, Frisco, TX  75033).  This coincides with the closing reception for thegallery8680’s current show: Place (from 2-4pm), so maybe if you get there a little early, you can see that show, too!

This will be our 5th year for the studio tour, and we have plans to make it even better.  We’d love to spend an hour chatting about our vision for the tour.   We hope to have lots of exhibiting artists, shows and even some art ‘happenings’ this year.   Let’s talk about it in person next Sunday!
If you know someone who may be interested learning about the tour, please invite them, even if they live outside of Frisco.  We want to make this tour a huge event, so the more the merrier!  We encourage those of you with studios to find some artists to host, and those who need a place to exhibit, to get creative!  This town has so much potential, and it needs some creative types to shake it up a bit!
If you need some inspiration on WHY studio tours are important, and what an amazing Studio Tour can look like, check out the East Austin Studio Tour  (great video!), and the West Austin Studio Tour — something to inspire to.  My family hit the EAST tour back in November and it was amazing — there were so many places to see art!  And the artists were uninhibited and didn’t conform to ideals on how and where they showed their work; and they not only had fine art, but all types of creative work (metal work, graphics, etc.) Let that inspire us to expand our ideas of what this can be.
Meeting: Sunday, May 3, 4pm at thegallery8680.
Early Bird registration discounts through May 31.

Kicking off the ArtSeen Studio Tour 2014!

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The ArtSeen Studio Tour is almost here!  Join us in kicking off our 4th annual studio tour at the Kickoff Party, coming on Friday, October 10th, from 7-9pm at thegallery8680.   This will be a fun night of meeting the ArtSeen artists as well as taking in the new exhibit “Out of the Studio” at thegallery8680.

“Out of the Studio” features three regional artists:  Rebecca Boatman, Kim Reid and Theresa Traweck.  They will be showing the newest work from their studios, including paintings, sculptures and mixed media work.

This fun night will set the pace for the Studio Tour, which is the following weekend (October 18 & 19).  Make plans now to grab a map, a cup of coffee and a friend to see the amazing art that Frisco has to offer.

we’re back!

 

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It’s that time again — time to get ready for the 2014 ArtSeen Studio Tour. Our artist sign-up is now live.

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What is the Studio Tour?  It’s a time for our local artists to open their workspaces to the public, allowing you to meet the artists in a casual atmosphere, ask them questions, and even observe them as they work.   Some studios are in the artists’ homes, some are outside their homes, and some artists pair up with another artist during the tour.  There are also other local shows to see, such as the Visual Arts Guild‘s Fall Member Show and a group show at thegallery8680.

We’ll add details on our 2014 Studio Tour page, so check back often.  If you are interested in joining this year’s tour as an exhibiting artist, see our sign up page.  As always, you can contact Misty at artseenhere@gmail.com if you have questions.

 

ArtSeen Studio Tour is this weekend in Frisco

 

artseen studio tour 2013ARTSEEN STUDIO TOUR

OCTOBER 19 + 20,2013

Saturday 10am -5pm

Sunday 1pm – 5pm

www.artseentour.com

CLICK HERE FOR A TOUR MAP

You’re invited to the ArtSeen Studio Tour in Frisco this weekend — October 19 and 20!   This is Frisco’s third annual art tour, featuring 16 artists — painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors and mixed media artists — and two public exhibits. Many favorites are returning this year, plus a group of new artists have joined the tour.    Print out a tour MAP to see where the studios are located.  The artists will have lots of work exhibited and for sale, and many of them will be working on projects during the tour.  This is a great time to see their workspaces, ask them questions and add to your art collection.

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The fun actually starts on Friday night, with a Kickoff Party at thegallery8680.  Mix and mingle with the tour artists, along with other local art lovers, while lounging bohemian-style in the “Modern Nostalgia” installation by Swanky Couch (swankycouch.com).  There will be a free viewing of the movie “Moonrise Kingdom,” along with hors d’oeuvres and libations.  The party starts at 7:00pm and goes until at least 9:00pm. Thegallery8680 is located at 8680 W. Main Street in Frisco.

SHADE

On Saturday and Sunday, while you’re visiting the studios, stop by the Frisco Discovery Center to see the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco’s Fall Member Show, “Shade:  Aesthetics in Black, White and Gray.”     There will also be three artists to visit at the Frisco Discovery Center — Leon Robertson, Danna Gann and Jane Damon — so it’s a stop you don’t want to miss.

Artists who will be in  studios all over town will be  Thomas Jordan, Tom Freeman, Ron Sexton, Barbara J. Mason, Beejae Hawkins, Misty Oliver-Foster, Carolyn M. Nelson, T. Scott Stromberg, Robert Wedepohl (also at thegallery8680), Jennifer Monet Cowley, Wendi McGowan-Ellis, Brenda G. Thomas, and Brad Sharp.  Find out about each artist by clicking their name, or visiting the ArtSeen web site.

The weather is supposed to be perfect, so grab a coffee, a friend and a TOUR MAP for a fun day of touring studios!  The tour is self-paced ,  free, and fun for the whole family. Tour maps and information about the exhibiting artists and shows can be found at www.artseentour.com.

Questions?  Contact Misty at artseenhere@gmail.com.

CFAs July 2012

Deadlines are  Approaching!

“Hideout” (McKinney)  at Laura Moore Fine Art Studios — deadline is July 14 – hurry to get your entries into this jam-packed, hot summer show.  Details at www.lauramooreart.com.

 

3rd Coast International (Corpus Christie) — K Space Contemporary — deadline is July 14.

The Third Coast National is a non-thematic, juried exhibition of new works of art from all across the USA. We are simply looking for innovative, interesting contemporary artwork. Now in its 6th year, The Third Coast National marks the anniversary of the opening of K Space Contemporary’s ground level space on Starr Street in downtown Corpus Christi, Texas.  This exhibition has proven to be one of the most popular exhibitions in Corpus Christi and one of the artistic highlights of the year.  We are excited to announce our 2012 juror Christina Rees.  www.kspacecontemporary.org

Art Connection Members Exhibition  (Irving) — deadline July 21 & 22.  Calling all artists! If your dream is to show off your mad art skills in a professional gallery setting, the 12th Annual Art Connection Member’s Show is for you. Cash prizes awarded in three categories (student/youth, non-professional, and professional) and a Best of Show award.  Not a member? Not a problem. You can join when you deliver your entries to the Irving Arts Center July 21-22. Drop off hours: Noon – 5 p.m. on 7/21 and 1 – 5 p.m. 7/22.  http://www.irvingartscenter.com/GetInvolved/Involve-Entries.aspx

Membership Show 2012

Trans- (Dallas)— McKinney Avenue Contemporary member show — drop off is July 27, 28 & 31.  The Annual Membership Exhibition is one of the cornerstones of the spirit and mission of The MAC – providing a place for creative expression and vigorous dialogue between artists and patrons of the arts. The Annual Membership Exhibition celebrates emerging and established artistic talent in Dallas and surrounding areas. Each year a theme for the exhibition is selected by The MAC staff and Board of Directors.

Theme: The 2012 Annual Membership Exhibition theme is Trans- [from Latin trāns across, through, beyond].   The Membership Exhibition will open with a reception for the artists Saturday, August 4th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The exhibition will run through September 1st.  http://the-mac.org/2012/07/trans/

MADE IN AMERICA  — (Dallas)  — Deadline is July 28.  From Skippy peanut butter to Coca Cola, America produces many things that are not just manufactured on US soil. Products of the US come in many shapes and sizes… education, health and welfare systems, American pride, football, apple pie, outsourced jobs, religious views, freedom of speech, etc. What does “Made in America” mean to you?   For complete guidelines, please visit  http://ahacollective.weebly.com and see ‘open call’ tab.

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artseen studio tour 2012 (Frisco) — Deadline is August 1. Looking for artists in/around Frisco to open their studios for community art tour.  Also pairing artists with merchants in downtown Frisco, who will host artists in their shop during the tour.   www.artseenhere.com/studiotour2012.  Interested?  Contact us at artseenhere@gmail.com.

 Seventh Annual Catholic Foundation Plaza Artists Competition (Dallas) —  Deadline August 24. The Catholic Foundation announced a call for submissions to the Seventh Annual Catholic Foundation Plaza Artists Competition.  The Foundation is accepting work from professional artists throughout Texas now through Friday, August 24, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. The winning artist will receive a $2,500 stipend and will have his or her work featured for one year as a larger-than-life mural in the Catholic Foundation Plaza, located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. Honorable mentions will receive $250 each. www.catholicfoundation.com.