DADA, Creative Arts Center and The MAC
Collaborate to Present a New Series of Workshops: The Business of Art
Beginning April 12, 2014
Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA), Creative Arts Center (CAC) and The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) are pleased to announce a new collaboration called The Business of Art. The new workshop series will offer hands-on opportunities to explore being in the fine art business.
The first workshop will be Saturday, April 12, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at The MAC, 3120 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX.
The topic will be “Creating an Online Presence: Exploring Virtual Portfolios and Artist-Friendly Websites.” The facilitator will be Sharon Shero, an artist and teacher at Creative Arts Center. Tickets are available in advance for $25 online at www.dallasartdealers.org or by calling 214.320.1275. The second workshop will be Saturday, September 13, 2014.
Saturday, April 26, 7 p.m.
Edith Baker Art Scholarship Award Ceremony
DADA will present three scholarships, with mentorships, internships and artists’ studio visits, to three visual art students from Dallas-area high schools. Art of the winners and the other finalists will be exhibited April 26-May 10 at Norwood Flynn, 3318 Shorecrest Dr. The Kenneth R. Craighead Jr. and Steven L. Green Foundation for Arts and Education and Edith Baker Arts and Education Fund provide financial support for these scholarships. See www.dallasartdealers.org for more information.
Saturday, April 26, 6-8 p.m.
Reception for Senior Juried Show of Booker T. Washington High School Visual Art Students
Norwood Flynn Gallery will host a reception for the Senior Juried Show, featuring senior visual art students from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. All of the proceeds benefit the student artists and DADA's Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund. The gallery is located at 3318 Shorecrest Drive. The exhibition and reception are free. The exhibition dates are April 26-May 10. Call 214.351.3318 for more information on the exhibition or visit www.norwoodflynngallery.com.
Saturday, April 26, 2-8 p.m.
DADA Spring Gallery Walk in association with Deep Ellum Gallery Walk
Art lovers of every description will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of galleries and special exhibitions — all in one day. Though it’s called a walk, a car or bicycle is necessary! Start at any member location and pick up a map or go online at dallasartdealers.org to print out a map. Hours at each gallery vary; please see individual listings. Call 214.914.1099 or e-mail email@example.com. For information on the Deep Ellum Gallery Walk, visit deepellumtexas.com
Saturday, April 26, 1:30-5 p.m.
DADA Bike Swarm now featuring Art Cars
Cyclists of all age levels and abilities are invited to the Dallas Art Dealers Association, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, Bike Friendly Cedars, Bike Friendly Deep Ellum and Bike Friendly Design District’s Bike Swarm as part of the DADA Spring Gallery Walk on Saturday, April 26, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at DADA member Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Boulevard. Art cars will be part of the festivities! The event is free and includes a self-guided tour of the art galleries located in the Design District.
Saturday, April 26, 2-8 p.m.
DADA Docents Program
High school students serve as exhibition hosts at select DADA galleries.
The Dallas Art Dealers Association is an affiliation of established independent gallery owners and nonprofit art organizations in the Dallas metropolitan area. DADA is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethical practice within the profession and to increasing public awareness of the role and responsibilities of reputable art dealers and nonprofit visual art spaces.
ABOUT THE EDITH BAKER ART SCHOLARSHIP
AND ARTIST CAREER DEVELOPMENT FUND
To celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2005, DADA created a scholarship honoring a respected member of the Dallas art community and one of its founding members, Edith Baker. Edith owned and directed The Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2004. Every year, the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund, a 501(c)(3), financially benefits students pursuing the study of visual arts, along with giving those students a gallery internship, a mentor and an artist studio visit. www.dallasartdealers.org/about/edith-baker-scholarship/
ABOUT CREATIVE ARTS CENTER
Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) provides a nurturing environment for people to discover, develop and express their artistic visions. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, CAC offers more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving. CAC also offers free arts programming to disadvantaged children. Not only a visual arts school, CAC is also a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Visit CAC at 2360 Laughlin Drive in East Dallas or www.creativeartscenter.org.
ABOUT DEEP ELLUM COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Deep Ellum Community Association's mission is to promote, preserve and protect Deep Ellum as a diverse, urban, sustainable walking neighborhood built on a culture of organic, independent creativity.
For more information about DECA, please visit deepellumtexas.com.
ABOUT THE MCKINNEY AVENUE CONTEMPORARY
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom, offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist’s role in society by providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. the-mac.org