“One” | ART ROOM Gallery

“Taylor” Rachael Banks, 2014 UV Polymer Plate
On exhibit March 19th – April 6th
Opening March 19th @ 12pm
With Reception 6-9pm
Live Music by John Cooley
Drinks provided by Audacity Brewery, Denton, TX
Taco Cart provided by Chile Pepper Grill, Fort Worth, TX
Located at 2712 Weisenberger Street, Art Room will open its doors on Saturday, March 19th 12:00-9:00 PM, with a reception from 6:00 – 9:00PM.The exhibition will feature works by Deedra Baker, James Zamora, Jennifer Balkan, Rachael Banks, Adrienne Lichliter, Adam Palmer, Betsey Gravat, Alison Jardine, Carlos Don Juan, Hilary Dohoney, Karen Offutt, Kate Stipp, and Steve Javiel.

Thought-provoking and moving, these contemporary works of art capitalize on everything that is fresh and alluring about the art scene of the present. Each artist brings something new and energizing to traditional subjects such as the portrait, still life, and space. These unconventional, contemporary works of art feel rooted in their craft while also breaking the mold into a progressive and captivating new realm of art making. Inspired by a sense of realism, these artists take the leap into a world of unexplored social relevance by utilizing abstracted viewpoints.

“ONE” will run through April 6, 2016. Gallery hours are by appointment only. For additional information please contact Nathan Madrid or Katie Murray atartroomfw@gmail.com and visit our website www.artroom.space for more information about upcoming shows, and to join our mailing list.


Debora Hunter: POV | Studio Gallery

Debora Hunter. Long Wall. Inkjet print, 24 x 150.

Debora Hunter: POV

Brookhaven College, School of the Arts, Art Department | Studio Gallery

Exhibition Dates: February 8 – March 7, 2016

Reception: March 4, 2016 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm


The Brookhaven College Art Department is delighted to present a photography-based installation by Southern Methodist University art professor Deborah Hunter in the  Studio Gallery, 2.8-3.7.2016.

A reception for the artist is  3.4.2016, 6-8 pm.

Exhibitions, gallery lectures, and receptions are free and open to the public.

Brookhaven College is located at 3939 Valley View Lane, between Midway Road and Marsh Lane in Farmers Branch.

The Forum Gallery is located in Building F, Room F101, open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Park in the P5 parking lot.

For more information about  exhibitions, contact David Newman, gallery director, at 972-860-4101 or at dNewman@dcccd.edu.

3939 Valley View Lane     Farmers Branch, TX 75244-4997    V 972.860.4101    F 972.860.4385

The Landscape Redefined, Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art | Kalee Appleton


Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna Kalee Appleton for having work in group exhibition, The Landscape Redefined at Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art in Dallas, TX. The exhibition runs from February 20 to March 26, 2016.

Exhibition Dates: February 20 – March 26, 2016

Opening Reception: February 20, 2016

Additional artists exhibiting will be Sherry Giryotas and Gwen Davidson.

Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art is located at 1415 Slocum Street in the Dallas Design District. Gallery hours are Noon to 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment.

Kalee is a photography-based artist and educator living in Dallas, Texas. Originally from Hobbs, NM, she attended Texas Tech University and received a BFA in Photography in 2005. Shortly after graduated she worked as a commercial corporate and aviation photographer before attending Texas Woman’s University, where she received an MFA in Photography in 2014.

15th Annual JEG Photography Exhibition

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15th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition
TWU East | West Galleries

Exhibition Dates: February 15 – March 9, 2016

Opening Reception: February 16, 2016 | 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Guest Lecture with Juror, Dr. Rebecca Senf: February 16, 2016 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Juror’s Statement:

Theme: “Nourish: Food as Sustenance and Pleasure”

Food is the foundation of life; it is sustenance for our bodies and can be the source of great pleasure. We live in a time where food is abundantly available, and yet we have to evaluate grocery store items to determine if what is being offered is actually “real food.” (Fruit Loops, Cheetos, Twinkies, Cheez Whiz. Not real food.)

This is a moment of farm-to-table, locavore, slow food, craft and small batch production, as well as a panoply of ways to describe what we eat, including veganism, pescetarianism, flexitarianism, paleo, and gluten-free. Food (and eating) can be fraught with negative emotions, like guilt, sadness and regret, while at the other end of the spectrum, making food for others can be a profoundly generous and nourishing act. These dichotomous ideas, and range of diets, complicate our relationship to food.

Naturally food has inspired art, and this dynamic selection of works demonstrates that photographers have explored food in all its stages, with a wide range of concerns. Everything from abstracted and aestheticized images of food to pictures that document where our meals come from, these photographs go from appetizing to repulsive, sometimes managing to be both simultaneously.

Grab a napkin, pull up a chair, and find yourself something to eat. Just watch out for the Twinkies.

Artists in exhibition:

Rob Stephenson, Brooklyn , NY (Solo Show Award)

Chris Ireland, Stephenville, TX (Coupralux Award)

Tara Sellios, Somerville, MA (Freestyle Photographic Supplies Award)

Caren Alpert, San Francisco, CA (Imaging Spectrum Award)

Josh Dryk, Arlington, TX (Red River Paper Award)

Amelia Morris, Indianapolis, IN (Arlington Camera Award)

Jacinda Russell, Muncie, IN (Arlington Camera Award)

Deedra Baker, Denton, TX

Mary Ellen Bartley, Wainscott, NY

Tatyana Bessmertnaya, Plano, TX

Gema Camacho, McKinney, TX

Jo Ann Chaus, Upper Saddle River, NJ

Lauren Christlieb, Conroe, TX

Barbara Ciurej and Lindsey Lochman, Chicago/Milwaukee, IL/WI

Christine Collins, Boston, MA

Hannah Cooper McCauley, Ruston, LA

Rebecca Foley, Saint Joseph, MO

Alexa Frangos, Chicago, IL

Julia Freeman, Friendswood, TX

Claire Giroux, Dallas, TX

Lindsay Godin, Iowa City, IA

Darlene Kaczmarczyk, Grand Rapids, MI

Amanda Keller Konya, Los Angeles, CA

Stephen Kleinatland, Dover, TN

Julia Kozerski, Milwaukee, WI

Isabella La Rocca, Berkley, CA

Rubi Lebovitch, Tel Aviv, Israel

Ivan Lopez, Arlington, TX

Tiffany Milow, Denton, TX

Lydia Panas, Kutztown, PA

Miriam Romais, Saratoga Springs, NY

Andi Schreiber, Scarsdale, NY

Richella Simard, Manchester, NH

Catherine Slye, Phoenix, AZ

Nick Smith, Milwaukee, WI

Timothy Wells, Ypsilanti, MI

Next Chapter: 154 Glass Street | PDNB Gallery

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Gallery view by Don Netzer


Exhibition Dates: February 27 – April 23, 2016

Artists Reception: Saturday, February 27, 2016 | 5 – 8 PM

February 27 – April 23, 2016
Artists Reception:
Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 5 – 8 pm

For Immediate Release, Dallas, TX –

PDNB Gallery celebrates their new gallery location with a group exhibition of gallery artists. This show is dedicated to their creative spirit. Without their courageous imagination, we would not be celebrating our Next Chapter. Many of the artists will be attending the opening reception, including Bill Owens (California), Keith Carter
(Beaumont), Peter Brown (Houston), Philip Lamb (Dallas), Stuart Allen (San Antonio),William Greiner (Louisiana) and Bill Kennedy (Austin). The list of artists attending is increasing each day.

The Glass Street space is larger, with a dynamic ground floor gallery space, which leads upstairs to another gallery level. The location is west of Riverfront Blvd., across the street from The Dallas Contemporary. Other art galleries in the neighborhood west of Riverfront include Cris Worley, Holly Johnson, Circuit 12, SITE 131, and Sun to Moon Gallery.
Look for the large neon Playboy Bunny logo (by Richard Phillips) on Riverfront and Glass Street. PDNB Gallery is located nearby.

Artists included in this exhibition:
Bill Owens, Bill Kennedy, William Greiner, Paul Greenberg, Delilah Montoya, Michael Kenna, Kevin Horan, Chema Madoz, Jock Sturges, Jack Ridley, Jeffrey Silverthorne, Don Schol, Jimmy & Dena Katz, Chris Verene, Jesse Alexander, Jesús Moroles, David Graham, Carlotta Corpron, Esteban Pastorino Diaz,  Earlie Hudnall, Jr., Keith Carter, Barbara Maples, Ida Lansky, Al Satterwhite, George Krause, Nickolas Muray, Neal Slavin, John Albok, Wu Jialin, Stewart Cohen, Mariana Yampolsky, Philip Lamb, Morris Engle, Harold Feinstein, Mario Algaze, Jan van Leeuwen, John Herrin, Stuart Allen,
Peter Brown, Geof Kern and more.

NOT PHOTOGRAPHY | Erin Cluley Gallery




With an essay by DANIELLE AVRAM

Exhibition Dates: FEBRUARY 20 – APRIL 2, 2016

Opening Reception: SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2016 | 6:00-8:00PM

ERIN CLULEY GALLERY will open NOT PHOTOGRAPHY – an exhibition of photographic works by six artists – on Saturday February 20th, 2016 at 414 Fabrication Street.  The exhibition will open with a reception for the artists from 6:00-8:00 pm.  The exhibition has been organized by Erin Cluley Gallery and will be accompanied by an essay written by Dallas-based curator/writer Danielle Avram.

With the evolution of technology, the language being used by artists within photographic process is rapidly changing.  Access to cameras in handheld devices enables any one person to declare themselves an amateur photographer.  Artists are interrogating this notion and responding by using photography as a tool within a more sophisticated, multi-faceted process.  The final product is the result of a shift in traditional photographic approach with the use of unconventional treatment, process, and presentation.

NOT PHOTOGRAPHY brings together artists on the forefront of developing this new visual dialogue and will encourage viewers to ask the question — is this photography or is it not?

Using appropriation of images from the internet which have been culled from television and finally transposed on to the canvas, CHIVAS CLEM’s spray-tanned works become a commentary on the narcissistic reality of opportunism and effortless celebrity.  ADRIÁN FERNÁNDEZ exploits the photographic process by zooming (way) in on his collection of Cuban stamps of the twentieth century.  The result is a series of vignettes mimicking that of a pointillist painting and conceptually making connections between the reality of contemporary Cuban society and the skewed perspective of the outside world.  HILLARY HOLSONBACK continues her masquerade-like self-documentation using the camera to frame critical investigations of identity, the body, commodity fetishism, voyeurism, mass media, and gender identity.  EMILY PEACOCK combines the romantic documentation of memory with images of inanimate objects like wallpaper, fabric, and marble.  The focus on these details makes reference to the trimmings of the house which Peacock grew up in, the emotional weight that a photograph carries, and the ongoing collaboration with her family as pa art of her process.  In keeping with his belief that the photograph goes beyond the framed picture and conventional studio photography, KEVIN TODORAwill transform his photographic works into large-scale, free-standing sculpture. Manipulating the traditional forms of display and taking it to a heightened level, Todora will use images activated by illusions of depth and battling subject matter. JASON WILLAFORD uses billboard vinyl as the catalyst for what is transformed into quilted, dimensional painting.  High resolution, printed scans of the works result in a highly-detailed, compressed vignette commenting on the inundation of advertising and the insecurities which arise out of a media-saturated contemporary life.

About Danielle Avram
Danielle Avram is a curator and writer based in Dallas, Texas.  Currently Avram holds the position of Curatorial Fellow with the Pollock Gallery at Southern Methodist University.  She previously managed The Power Station art gallery and Pinnell Collection in Dallas, and was curatorial assistant for the High Museum of Art in Atlanta in its departments of photography and modern and contemporary art. She has worked with artists such as Martin Parr, Alec Soth, Virginia Overton and Matias Faldbakken, and organizations such as SPE, Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Photolucida, among others. Recent projects include the Dallas Medianale (2015);Maury Gortemiller All-Time Lotion, The Reading Room, Dallas (2013); and Four Nights, Four Decades, The Power Station, Dallas (2012). Avram Morgan holds an M.F.A. from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and a B.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas.

About Erin Cluley Gallery
Erin Cluley Gallery is a contemporary art gallery representing emerging and mid-career artists from Dallas and the United States.  The gallery presents a provocative program of artists working in both traditional and alternative forms including painting, sculpture, new media, photography, sculptural installation and public intervention.
The 2000 square foot space is joining a creative movement in the Trinity Groves development at the foot of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in West Dallas.


Process and Innovation: Carlotta Corpron and Janet Truner

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Process and Innovation: Carlotta Corpron and Janet Turner

Exhibition Dates: February 14 – June 5, 2016


Process and Innovation: Carlotta Corpron and Janet Turner focuses on two pioneering women artists who worked in Texas during the last century. Highly experimental, Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988) and Janet Turner (1914-1988) became masters of unorthodox methods in their corresponding media of photography and printmaking. As educators, both Corpron and Turner effected change in the concept of art education at their respective institutions, thus challenging their students to push beyond their own established boundaries.

In 1935 Corpron moved to Denton to teach advertising design and art history at Texas State College for Women (now Texas Woman’s University). Subsequently requested to teach a course on photography, Corpron enrolled at the Art Center of Los Angeles in the summer of 1936 to polish her technique. Her dissatisfaction with routine subject matter led to Corpron’s realization that photographs did not have to be images of anything in particular; instead, light itself, and its dialogue with forms it encounters, could be the object of her photographic investigation. Guided by Corpron’s deliberate manipulations, seashells, eggs, scraps of paper and otherwise mundane props became transformative studies of patterns of light and dark. Described in 1983 by Michael Ennis in Texas Monthly as “the finest avant-garde photographer Texas has ever seen,” Corpron has been a lasting and immeasurable influence on students since her experimentation with light began forty years earlier.

Working throughout her career primarily as a printmaker, Janet Turner likewise took her cue from the natural world. Just as Corpron subjugated nature to the primacy of light in varying degrees of abstraction, Turner displayed an absolute deference for nature – its power, its vulnerability, its often fragile relationship with humankind – manifested in her intricate prints distinctive for their rhythmic and technical complexity. After relocating in 1947 to Nacogdoches, Texas, to begin her newly appointed role of assistant professor of art at Stephen F. Austin State College (now Stephen F. Austin State University), Turner began to focus her attention on printmaking. A Guggenheim Fellowship she received in 1952 is generally considered to be the turning point in Turner’s career; it provided her the opportunity to carefully study her subjects in their natural habitats, and it also initiated her foray into combining printmaking techniques, which would become a lifelong hallmark of the artist. Fundamental in elevating the art of printmaking for future practitioners, Turner left a rich forty-year legacy of her own printed work and made printmaking’s creative potential seem almost limitless.

Pushing boundaries in separate modes, both Corpron and Turner cast a wide net of influence over students and artistic contemporaries. Curated by Nicole Atzbach, Process and Innovation: Carlotta Corpron and Janet Turnerexplores the work of both artists from their early experiments in their respective media from midcentury. This exhibition draws entirely from holdings within the Dallas area including Bywaters Special Collections of SMU, which holds an impressive collection of art by both Turner and Corpron. Other loans come from private lenders, including Jack and Beverly Wilgus, who have generously promised their vast photographic collection to SMU’s DeGolyer Library. Images by Beverly Wilgus, a former student of Corpron, will also be on view.

This exhibition has been organized by the Meadows Museum, and is funded by a generous gift from The Meadows Foundation.

Click here to find out more information.

This is it, Streit House Space | Deedra Baker

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Congratulations to Deedra Baker for having her work selected for the online exhibition  This is it on Streit House Space. Click here to view the work.

Deedra received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011, from Washburn University in Topeka, KS. She is currently working toward a Master of Fine Arts in Art with a Photography Concentration and Intermedia Secondary Concentration at Texas Woman’s University.

Becoming Colette, The Reading Room / Dallas | Colette Copeland

Becoming Colette
new work by Colette Copeland
The Reading Room/Dallas
January 16 – February 20, 2016
opening reception 1/16 from 6 to 9 pm
Becoming Colette, a project by Dallas multi media artist Colette Copeland will open January 16 and continue through February 20. Copeland’s work examines issues surrounding gender, history and contemporary culture. The exhibition will feature video, prints and sculpture that take the viewer on a performative journey into the literary history of Paris and the writings of the iconic French author Colette.
Copeland’s work has been exhibited in 15 solo and 70 group exhibitions/festivals spanning 29 countries in the past 12 years. She received a BFA from Pratt Institute and MFA from Syracuse University. She currently teaches at University of Texas Dallas, Richland and Collin Country Colleges. www.colettecopeland.com
image: video still, Becoming Colette/Grand Vefour, 2015

500X January Solo Member Shows | 500X Gallery

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna, Sheryl Anaya, for having work in the Project Space at 500X Gallery and TWU Alumna, Kalee Appleton, for having work in the Members Space at 500X Gallery.

Exhibition Dates: January 9 – Jan 31, 2016

500X January Solo Member Shows

A show featuring the work of:

Clint Bargers
Bernardo Cantu
Jose Rueben Melendez
Jennifer Seibert

Project Spaces:

Upstairs Project Space:

New Works: a collaboration of string and shapes

Sheryl Anaya and Randy Guthmiller

Members Space:

Kalee Appleton and Glenn Rust

Downstairs Project Space:

A collaboration between Dru B Shinin and M. Kate H. Shark
Featuring Greg Shark

Sheryl completed her BFA in Photography and Sculpture at Texas Woman’s University in 2013. She is currently the President of 500x Gallery and the Editorial Assistant for Light Leaked, an online photography journal.

Kalee is a photography-based artist and educator living in Dallas, Texas. Originally from Hobbs, NM, she attended Texas Tech University and received a BFA in Photography in 2005. Shortly after graduated she worked as a commercial corporate and aviation photographer before attending Texas Woman’s University, where she received an MFA in Photography in 2014.