Friday, May 13, 2011

Saturday May 14 is Spring Arts Goggle

Don't forget, Saturday May 14 is the spring edition of the twice yearly Arts Goggle on Fort Worth's Near (or is it Mid) South Side. In years past most of the action was concentrated along Magnolia Avenue between 8th Ave and Hemphill but it's slowly spread in all directions.

Lots of art and music, lots of fun. Printed handouts are available at most venues and locations of events can be found on the web. has musical lineups, and Fort Worth South has a printable PDF of both art and music programs. Facebook has a page as well.

My old friend John Moore has a closing reception at Arts 5th Ave which I will be attending, and I'm told a friend will be playing at Shaws's, so chances are I'll be there at some point. In addition to the art and music, this is a great opportunity to see some of the redeveloped spaces in the area.

Be there or be square!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

29th Annual Art in the Metroplex Competition

Received in the mail:

The 29th Annual Art in the Metroplex Visual Arts Competition "Call for Entries" are now being mailed out to Dallas, Tarrant and surrounding counties. The non-profit Art in the Metroplex is held in the Moudy Gallery at Texas Christian University. Over $2,000 in prize money will be awarded at a reception and award ceremony September 10, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. by the juror.

This year's juror, Toby Kamps, is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the renowned Menil Collection in Houston. During his last post as the Senior Curator of the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, Mr. Kamps' exhibition "The Old, Weird America" won the award for "Best Thematic Show Nationally" from the U.S. chapter of the International Association of Art Critics. His previous posts also include the senior curator of the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati and Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art and assistant professor at Maine College of Art. As curator and department head at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, he led the collections committee and was active in identifying and presenting works of art for acquisition.

If you are not on the TCU Art in the Metroplex mailing list, call 817-257-7643, or check the TCU website for links to

www.artandarthistory.tcu.e du/events_art_inthe_metroplex.asp

The entry fee is $35 and allows up to three pieces of work.  Work and fee must be submitted online by Wednesday, July 20, 2010.

Contacts:       Christina Rees
                        Curator, The Art Galleries at TCU

                        Kerry Pacillio
                        Gallery Assistant, The Art Galleries at TCU