2015 Art in the Metroplex | Deedra Baker

© Deedra Baker 2014

Congratulations to Deedra Baker for having her photograph, Wayne Bought Me a Cake and Balloon, selected by juror, Peter Doroshenko, for the 2015 Art in the Metroplex Exhibition at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center in Fort Worth, TX. The exhibition runs October 5 through 30, 2015.

Exhibition Dates: October 5 – 30, 2015

Opening Reception: October 9, 2015

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 Visual Arts with a Photography Concentration and Intermedia Secondary Concentration at Texas Woman’s University.


Becoming Mother, Gallery 76102 | Danielle Renee’ Khoury

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna, Danielle Renee’ Khoury, on her solo exhibition, Becoming Mother, at Gallery 76102 in Fort Worth, TX. The exhibition runs October 8 through November 10, 2015.

Exhibition Dates: October 8 – November 30, 2015

Reception: TBA

Danielle received her BFA in Photography in 2006, and her MFA in Photography in 2012, from Texas Woman’s University, where she is currently an Adjunct Professor. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including Vermont, California, Minnesota, China, and India. She currently resides in Fort Worth, TX.

August Opportunities


Call for Entry

  • Due: August 3, 2015
    SHOTS no. 129 Autumn Issue 2015
    Theme(s): Reflections & / or Shadows

  • Due: August 3, 2015
    SEITIES Autumn Publication + Exhibition
    Theme: Macabre

  • Due: August 5, 2015
    Portfolio Showcase: The Constructed Image Photo Collage, Photo Montage, In-Camera/Scanner Assemblages
    Davis Orton Gallery
  • Due: August 10, 2015
    2015 Alternative Process Competition | Soho Photo Gallery
    Juror: Joni Sternbach
  • Due: August 10, 2015
    Going Places | PhotoPlace Gallery
    Juror: Carlan Tapp
  • Due: August 12, 2015
    Nocturne | Darkroom Gallery
    Juror: Lance Keimig
  • Due: August 15, 2015
    Greatest Hits 2015 SPESC Regional Student Juried Exhibition | The Lightwell Gallery, School of Art and Art History at OU.
    Jurors: Jennings Sheffield and Kristina Smith
  • Due: August 21, 2015
    Open Call Guate Photo 2015
  • Due: August 22, 2015
    2015 Art in the Metroplex Exhibition
    Juror: Peter Doroshenko
  • Due: August 23, 2015
    At Home | Don’t Take Pictures
  • Due: August 28, 2015
    Illuminate | The Center for Fine Art Photography
    Juror: Elizabeth Avedon

Call for Entry | Art in the Metroplex


Due: August 22, 2015
2015 Art in the Metroplex Exhibition
Juror: Peter Doroshenko

The Arts Center welcomes submissions from all 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 2015 Art in the Metroplex Exhibition. Exhibition is October 5 – 30, 2015, at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Juror is Peter Doroshenko of the Dallas Contemporary. Awards.

Prospectus and Online Entry

Artists may submit up to three artworks in JPG format, preferably 1 to 2MB file size. Only 3D work may include a detail or second view. Video may be AVI, MOV, MPG or MP4. Works must be original, and have been completed in the last two years. Students 18 and older are welcome to submit work, but it must have been created without supervision. No work previously exhibited in Art in the Metroplex competition may be entered. Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, video, and mixed media qualify for entry.

Non-refundable fee is $35.

About the juror:

Juror Peter Doroshenko is the Executive Director at the Dallas Contemporary, in Dallas, Texas, which presents new and challenging ideas from regional, national and international artists. Preceding his current stint at the DC, Doroshenko was curator at the Pinchuck Art Center in Kiev, The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in England, the Institute of Visual Arts at UW-Milwaukee, the SMAK, Ghent, Belgium, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Houston, Texas and the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY.

Doroshenko has worked directly with many artists to develop and produce new, commissioned works. As well as writing for contemporary art magazines such as Source and Art Monthly Australia, Doroshenko has written or contributed to several books and numerous exhibition catalogues on artists’ work, including Private Spaces for Contemporary Art, with Rispoli Books, Brussels.

Doroshenko was the commissioner for the Ukrainian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, and was co-curator of the Busan Biennale, South Korea. He received the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2002, from France.

Accepted artists will receive instructions on final presentation and delivery.


Elaine Taylor
Gallery Manager
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth Texas 76107

Artist Talk | Danielle Rene’ Khoury and Sandra Morante


July 23, 2015 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Artist Talk | Danielle Rene’ Khoury and Sandra Morante

Gallery 76102
1401 Jones Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

In association with the 897 Square exhibition at Gallery 76102, winner, Danielle Rene’ Khoury, and runner up, Sandra Morante will give an artist talk concerning their work that was accepted into the juried competition, as well as their artistic processes, inspiration, and more.

Check out Gallery 76102’s website to see the feature on both of these talented women: http://www.uta.edu/fortworth/gallery76102/

There will be light refreshments served during the event.

5th Annual 897 Square Exhibition, Gallery 76102 | Danielle Rene’ Khoury

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna and Adjunct Faculty in Photography, Danielle Rene’ Khoury, for having her photograph, Capture, selected by jurors Shirley Reece-Hughes and Sedrick Huckaby, to be included in the 5th Annual 897 Square Exhibition at Gallery 76102 UT Arlington’s Fort Worth, Texas campus. She also was awarded the First Place Solo Award and will have a show in the upcoming year at the gallery. The exhibition runs from June 11 – July 31, 2015.

Exhibition Dates: June 11 – July 31, 2015

Danielle received her BFA in Photography in 2006, and her MFA in Photography in 2012, from Texas Woman’s University, where she is currently an Adjunct Professor. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including Vermont, California, Minnesota, China, and India. She currently resides in Fort Worth, TX.

Lecture Series | Tuesday Evenings at the Modern

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This popular series of lectures by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public.

Lectures begin at 7 pm. To assure seating, two free admission tickets can be picked up at the Modern’s admission desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250. A live broadcast of the lectures is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests.

Café Modern serves cocktails, salads, and appetizers on Tuesday nights until 7 pm during the lecture series.

  • March 17—Tom Sachs, an influential sculptor best known for elaborate re-creations of various modernist icons in masterpieces of engineering and design, presents the work and ideas that have garnered him such renown.
  • March 24—Emily Jacir is a professor at the International Academy of Art Palestine in Ramallah and an artist whose work—including film, photography, social interventions, installation, performance, video, writing, and sound—has been recognized with significant exhibitions and awards, including a Golden Lion and a Hugo Boss Prize.
  • March 31—Philip-Lorca diCorcia, known for creating images poised between documentary and theatrically staged photography, discusses his photographic work in which everyday occurrences are taken beyond the realm of banality and seemingly insignificant gestures are infused with psychology and emotion.
  • April 7—Mario García Torres, a Mexico City–based conceptual artist who addresses the ways in which art and information are constructed over time, is in conversation with Modern curator Alison Hearst, who organized FOCUS: Mario García Torres.
  • April 14—Sina Najafi is editor-in-chief of Cabinet magazine and the editorial director of Cabinet Books. He has curated or co-curated a number of exhibitions and projects, including “Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s Fake Estates,” the subject of this presentation.
  • April 21—Laurie Simmons, a New York–based artist renowned since the mid-1970s for staged black-and-white photographs referencing domestic scenes and most recently for life-size color photographs of kigurumi (Japanese costume play), shares her experiences and the development of her work.