Nov
1
12:00pm12:00pm

Yearly Wrap-Up Roundtable

This is our version of “stump the chumps.” Bring your questions about the business of art and legal issues facing creatives, and we’ll do our best to answer them. It’s all fair game!

This year we will be adding a few stories from recent cases and clients to help illustrate some of the things we have discussed.


Arts Counsel Texas is a non-profit organization that supports the North Texas arts community by facilitating meaningful communications and relationships through education, legal advocacy, and collaboration. The Cedars Union has partnered with Arts Counsel Texas to provide legal advice to the artists, designers, and other arts professionals. These monthly Lunch and Learns are offered once a month and cover a new topic each time.

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Nov
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Creative Careers Showcase: Kate Aoki, DSGN

The Creative Futures Career Showcase is a program series that highlights working professionals who have found unique careers that utilize their art education and/or creative talents. Speakers will share their journey, wealth of experience, career advice, and present their portfolio of past and recent work. Anyone interested in hearing how these creative professionals found their niche in different areas of business or would like to gain insight into their careers can attend.

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Mar
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Photography Books panel discussion


Sophia Bastidas

Sophia Bastidas

Sofia Bastidas (moderator) is a curator and cultural producer working with artists, scholars and organizers. Bastidas received a B.A. in art history from Florida International University, with a focus in contemporary art. In 2012, she founded Dwelling Projects, an itinerant residency program that generates partnerships with artists, institutions and alternative spaces in Latin America and the Caribbean. Bastidas has curated and organized exhibitions at Spinello Projects (Miami), Bakehouse Art Complex (Miami), Dimensions Variable (Miami), Espacio 20/20 (Puerto Rico) and The Girls’ Club Collection Annex Space (Fort Lauderdale), among others. In 2015, she was Cannonball’s local artist-in-residence and co-organized TVGOV, an independent research group that aims to direct government towards preservation of territory, as land and sea.

 

Rachel Cox

Rachel Cox

Rachel Cox lives and works in Dallas, Texas. Prints from Cox’s series have been presented at The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Houston Center for Photography, David Weinberg Gallery in Chicago, and the Philadelphia Photo Art Center.  Cox has shown work internationally at The Musee del'Elysee, in Switzerland, Museo Amparo in Puebla, MX, at the 2016 PHOTO London, and was recently selected to present her work at the 2016 Nanjing International Art Festival at the Baijia Museum in China. In 2015 Cox was one of three American artists to be included in reGeneration3: New Perspectives in Photography, a worldwide survey of contemporary photographers curated and hosted by the Musee de l'Elysee in Lausanne, Switzerland. Additionally in 2014, she was nominated for the Paul Huff FOAM Award given by the Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, a worldwide internationally acclaimed photography prize for artists under 35. Cox’s work has recently been published in Vice MagazineThe Huffington Post,  Feature Shoot MagazineDodho Magazine, the British Journal of Photography,  and The Guardian

 

Dornith Doherty

Dornith Doherty

A 2012 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, Dornith Doherty received a B.A. cum laude from Rice University and a M.F.A. in Photography from Yale University. She currently resides in Southlake and is a Distinguished Research Professor at the University of North Texas. She has also received grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the Indiana Arts Commission, the University of North Texas, and the Houston Center for Photography. She received the Honored Educator Award from the Society of Photographic Education South Central Conference in 2012 and the Texas Legislature named her 2016 Texas State Artist 2D.

Doherty’s work has been featured in exhibitions in the U.S. including the Amon Carter Museum of American Art; the Art Museum of Southeast Texas; FotoFest; the New Mexico Museum of Art; the Galveston Art Center; the Indiana State Museum; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; and the Tucson Museum. She has also been featured abroad at museums and galleries in the Netherlands, England, Spain, Wales, Czech Republic, and Argentina. She has been invited to present scholarly papers and artist talks at over 80 institutions and conferences worldwide.

Doherty’s work is in numerous permanent collections including the City of Denton; the Centro de Fotografía; the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; the Martin Museum of Art, Waco, TX; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; the Museet Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark; the Milwaukee Art Museum; the Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Rosa Galisteo de Rodriguez, Santa Fe, Argentina; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum of Texas Tech University; the Sheldon Swope Art Museum; the University of Texas at San Antonio; the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; and the Yale University Library.

Doherty’s work has been featured by American Photo IndexAmerican Way magazine, art ltd. magazine, BBC’s Focus magazine, Dallas Morning News, Du magazine, Elizabeth Avedon Journal, Feature Shoot, Fool magazine, Fraction magazine, Houston Chronicle, Hyperallergic, I Love Texas Photo, Modern Luxury Dallas, New Yorker: Photo Booth, Oxford American Journal, Oxford Literary Journal, Patron, Photo-eye, SHFT, Smith Journal Australia, SPOT, Texas Monthly, Tomboy TartsWall Street Journal, and Wired magazine, among others.

 

Jeanine Michna-Bales

Jeanine Michna-Bales

Jeanine Michna-Bales is an artist activist working in the medium of photography. Michna-Bales's photography has been exhibited throughout the United States. Her work has earned numerous awards and has been featured in many online blogs and publications, including the UK Daily Mail, The New York Times Lens Blog, In Sight by The Washington Post, Lenscratch, and Wired Raw File.

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Oct
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Creative Careers Showcase: Zac Harmon, Musician & Arts Administration

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The Creative Futures Career Showcase is a program series that highlights working professionals who have found unique careers that utilize their art education and/or creative talents. Speakers will share their journey, wealth of experience, career advice, and present their portfolio of past and recent work. Anyone interested in hearing how these creative professionals found their niche in different areas of business or would like to gain insight into their careers can attend.

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Oct
14
7:30pm 7:30pm

Bring Your Own Beamer Cedars

Flier design by Adam Pacione.

Flier design by Adam Pacione.

Saturday, October 14th, 7-11PM
Dallas Ambient Music Nights performance 8-10:30PM
Sandwich Hag will be selling banh mi sandwiches onsite

The Cedars Union and The MAC are pleased to present Dallas’ first adaptation of Bring Your Own Beamer Cedars (BYOB Cedars) on Saturday, October 14, 7-11PM. This one-night-only outdoor exhibition invites artists and creators of all disciplines to bring their own projector (often referred to as a “beamer” in Europe) and media player and cast visual content onto the walls of buildings throughout the Cedars, showcasing the vibrant arts community and walkability of the historic neighborhood. BYOB Cedars consists of an open call to the public and an exhibition of time-based works by Nick Bontrager, Chuck and George, Adam Fung, Julie Libersat, Sean P. Miller, Christi Nielsen, Kris Pierce, Carolyn Sortor, Alison Starr, Tramaine Townshend, Fabiola Valenzuela, among others, and a performance organized by Dallas Ambient Music Nights from 8-10:30PM.

Participate or observe – everyone is invited! Those interested in participating need only bring a projector of any kind (LED, LCD, mini, overhead, slide carousel, homemade, etc.), media player, and their time-based artwork – something old, or new, or experimental. Participants are encouraged to arrive anytime between 7-10PM and may check in at The Cedars Union or The MAC where they will be directed to an available location. Maps will be available at any participating venue. 

Venues include The Cedars Union, The MAC, and various locations in between.

In support of artists and arts organizations affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, The Cedars Union and The MAC will collect donations to benefit the Harvey Arts Recovery Fund. 

Harvey Arts Recovery Fund was launched by not-for-profit organizations dedicated to serving the Greater Houston arts and cultural sector. The Fund will provide aid to individual artists who suffered personal and professional losses during Hurricane Harvey and the flooding that followed, as well as financially assist small and mid-sized arts and cultural organizations rebuilding after Harvey. More info atwww.harveyartsrecovery.org

BYOB, an open-source idea initiated by Rafaël Rozendaal in Berlin, is an exploration of the medium of projection. According to its founder, “BYOB is a celebration of the new world we live in and a glimpse of what computing could look like in the future. Today the internet is confined to screens. Tomorrow information will surround us, composing our surfaces, defining our spaces, enmeshing itself with the ether. A moving image is never an object, and when it is coupled with the increased flexibility of portable projection, the realm of experience quickly expands.” Since its first iteration, this exhibition has been held worldwide. Find out more here: www.byobworldwide.com

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Oct
4
12:00pm12:00pm

Trademarks and Social Media Discussion

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In this Lunch 'n Learn, Attorney Thomas Maddrey of Maddrey PLLC will be discussing two topics he often gets questions about: the use of trademarks for artists and the best practices for artists to promote their work on social media. Don't miss this opportunity to ask questions and gain some inside knowledge about the best way to cover these topics!

To RSVP for this seminar, send an email to Beth Vaughan at beth (@) maddreypllc.com.


Arts Counsel Texas is a non-profit organization that supports the North Texas arts community by facilitating meaningful communications and relationships through education, legal advocacy, and collaboration. The Cedars Union has partnered with Arts Counsel Texas to provide legal advice to the artists, designers, and other arts professionals. These monthly Lunch and Learns are offered once a month and cover a new topic each time.

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Sep
15
10:00am10:00am

PARK(ing) Day Dallas

PARK(ing) Day Dallas promotes social interaction, civic engagement, critical thinking, and creativity through individual generosity and play. On the third Friday of September each year, Dallas joins other cities around the world in temporarily transforming parking spaces into parks. Various city departments, individual residents, organizations and businesses transform parking spaces into areas for relaxing, networking and entertainment. The streets of downtown Dallas annually become a working urban laboratory, showcasing creative ideas from citizens and music from local entertainers. Learn how you can become part of the movement this year!

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Sep
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Creative Careers Showcase: Neil Sreenan, HKS

Laurie Evans Studio, 3rd floor
Reception: 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Presentation: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The Creative Futures Career Showcase is a program series that highlights working professionals who have found unique careers that utilize their art education and/or creative talents. Speakers will share their journey, wealth of experience, career advice, and present their portfolio of past and recent work. Anyone interested in hearing how these creative professionals found their niche in different areas of business or would like to gain insight into their careers can attend.

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Neil Sreenan

Neil Sreenan

Neil Sreenan is the Global Intranet Content Manager at HKS. Previously, he was the Imaging Services Specialist before moving into the role of Manager of Digital Asset Systems at the Dallas Museum of Art. Before joining the DMA, he was Director of Adult & Public Programs at the Crow Collection of Asian Art. His museum career has focused on providing access to art online through large-scale digitization projects. He earned a Masters in Art Education with a Museum Certification from the University of North Texas as well as a Masters in Library Science from Texas Woman's University.

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Sep
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

No Pictures Please: Fair Use in the Visual Arts panel discussion

J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
Laurie Evans Studio, 3rd floor
Reception: 6pm-6:30pm

Fair use is being celebrated as a powerful tool for the arts, and many museums, art history professors, art critics, and artists have exercised their right to the fair use of images of works of art. However, not everyone has embraced fair use and/or have a more conservative approach to its application. Using the relatively new Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts developed and published by The College Art Association, this panel discussion will cover many of the principles of the Code and will explore how artists and art professionals in the DFW area have approached fair use in their day-to-day work.

This program is brought to you by The Cedars Union in conjunction with Arts Counsel Texas.

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Consuelo Gutierrez

Consuelo Gutierrez

Consuelo Gutierrez (moderator) is currently the Director of Programs & Membership at The Cedars Union. She was previously head of the Imaging Services Department where she oversaw all Rights & Reproductions issues at The Menil Collection in Houston including exhibition and marketing materials, ads, website, and media coverage. Her professional experience includes over 10 years as a graphic designer before starting her career as an arts professional. She first worked on a large-scale digitization project for the Dallas Museum of Art and then later joined Artstor, a non-profit founded by the Mellon Foundation in New York, where she worked with over 125 museums, libraries, archives, photographers, and artist estates worldwide to grow the image collections in the Artstor digital library, an online resource for teaching and study.

Gutierrez earned both a B.F.A. and an M.A. in Art History from the University of North Texas and is currently working toward an M.S. Information Sciences, focusing on imaging, archives, and digital curation.

 

Stefanie Ball

Stefanie Ball

Stefanie Ball is the Publications Manager at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Her professional experience includes editing museum publications at the Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Her work entails editing museum Calendars and Program magazines, exhibition materials, press releases, signage, and books. She has also managed museum website, assisted with budgeting, managed publication project schedule, acquired images, and negotiated publishing contracts.

 

Thomas Maddrey is the founding partner and lead attorney for Maddrey PLLC. Prior to this, Maddrey was a commercial photographer, entrepreneur, and gallery owner. His entrepreneurial endeavors and artistic background give him a unique perspective on the laws and cases facing those groups. His practice includes art law for artists, galleries, collectors, and museums; entrepreneurship; copyright law; and estate planning.

Maddrey's photography training was at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA where he obtained his first bachelor’s degree. Next, he obtained a Business degree from The University of Texas at Dallas. He then obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law in Dallas.

 

Josh Rose

Josh Rose

Josh Rose is an Art Historian and Museum Educator living in Dallas. He currently serves as full-time faculty at Brookhaven Community Collage teaching Art History and Art Appreciation courses and previously taught at El Centro Community College. Additionally, he has taught a wide variety of courses, including specialized topic classes on Surrealism, Postmodernism, and the history and culture of comics. Rose has also worked in Museum Education, most recently serving as the Manager of Docent and Teacher Programs at the Dallas Museum of Art. He has previously worked in the Education departments at art museums in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, including the Nasher Sculpture Center.

Rose has a B.F.A. in Painting and an M.A. in Art History from the University of North Texas. In his spare time, he helps organize and leads the Dallas Comic Book Club, a comic and graphic novel-focused reading group.

 

Erica Felicella Photo: Can Turkyilmaz

Erica Felicella

Photo: Can Turkyilmaz

Erica Felicella is an artist and creative professional focusing on performance, installation and new media living in Oak Cliff – Dallas, Texas. She was previously the Executive Director of the nonprofit Art Conspiracy or Art Con for short and is a community activist for creativity and the artists that live within it. She specializes in all things creative from her own projects, collaborative projects and consulting with other individuals and companies.

She is actively involved in her local art community not only as an artist, organizer, consultant and a mentor to new and emerging artists, but also as a creative in constant search for new and exciting ways to share her own unique perspective with the rest of the world. 

 

Anne Lenhart is the Collections Manager for the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University. Previously, she was the Registrar of the Collections at the Dallas Museum of Art, where she worked for almost 12 years. As Collections Manager at Meadows, she handles all image rights and reproductions requests.

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Sep
6
12:00pm12:00pm

Transformative Fair Use - A Head to Head Discussion

In this unique session, attorneys Michael Heinlen and Thomas Maddrey present a back and forth discussion about what makes a work “transformative” in the eyes of the courts and in the eyes of the art community. Short presentations of each side will give way to a group discussion on the nature of transformation both in art and in the law.

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Arts Counsel Texas is a non-profit organization that supports the North Texas arts community by facilitating meaningful communications and relationships through education, legal advocacy, and collaboration. The Cedars Union has partnered with Arts Counsel Texas to provide legal advice to the artists, designers, and other arts professionals. These monthly Lunch and Learns are offered once a month and cover a new topic each time.

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Aug
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Creative Careers Showcase: Shane Culp – Homer Learning

The Creative Futures Career Showcase is a program series that highlights working professionals who have found unique careers that utilize their art education and/or creative talents. Speakers will share their journey, wealth of experience, career advice, and present their portfolio of past and recent work. Anyone interested in hearing how these creative professionals found their niche in different areas of business or would like to gain insight into their careers can attend.


Shane Culp      

Shane Culp

 

 

 

With over 15 years in the game industry, Shane Culp's professional experience includes working both in the U.S. and abroad. He's developed casual games for LEGO, Adult Swim, Star Wars, Nokia and Verizon, among other Fortune 500 companies. He was Director of Development for the Online Game team at MTV Networks, specializing in synchronous multiplayer games. Later, he developed Facebook social games at Large Animal Games and built a browser based virtual world for a Finnish educational media company. His most recent project has been a mobile app for interactive children's stories.

Culp earned a B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting at UNT while also studying computer science. He was also a member of Good/Bad Art Collective, incorporating computers, video, installation, and performance into new media works. He was also a member of Mission Giant, an experimental electronic group that used elaborate and conceptual video projections in their performances. Recently, his work has shifted to researching, designing, and constructing experimental electronic devices influenced by early analog synthesizers.

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Aug
2
12:00pm12:00pm

Arts Counsel TX Lunch 'N Learn: What Should I Not Do?

Every artist fears doing the “wrong” thing. Whether that is in signing a poorly written contract, accepting money personally instead of through your business, or myriad other possible mistakes. In this unique session, a panel of an attorney, and accountant, and an artist will discuss their views on the thing that are hardest to remedy, and ways to avoid trouble in the future.

To RSVP for this seminar and reserve lunch (because they always fill up), send an email to Tom Maddrey at tbm@maddreypllc.com, or give his office a call at 214-702-9862. 

This program is brought to you in partnership with Arts Counsel Texas.


Arts Counsel Texas is a non-profit organization that supports the North Texas arts community by facilitating meaningful communications and relationships through education, legal advocacy, and collaboration. The Cedars Union has partnered with Arts Counsel Texas to provide legal advice to the artists, designers, and other arts professionals. These monthly Lunch and Learns are offered once a month and cover a new topic each time.

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Jul
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Creative Careers Showcase: Saba Besier – Mary Kay

The Creative Futures Career Showcase is a program series that highlights working professionals who have found unique careers that utilize their art education and/or creative talents. Speakers will share their journey, wealth of experience, career advice, and present their portfolio of past and recent work. Anyone interested in hearing how these creative professionals found their niche in different areas of business and would like to gain insight into their careers can attend.

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Laurie Evans Studio, 3rd floor


Saba Besier

Saba Besier

Saba Besier is a strategic and visionary interactive and rich media specialist with 20 years of strong hands on design experience, high integrity, leadership, and management. Specialized in interactive and rich media design with a diverse history of client work. Comprehensive expertise in elevating brands through online marketing.and broadcast. Her past client list includes Sony, The History Channel, Pfizer, Maybelline, Showtime, DeBeers, Becks Beer, M&M’s-Mars, Bayer, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, Bloomingdale's, Mary Kay, and numerous emerging luxury home decor and fashion brands.

Besier is also a published and gallery-represented painter and ceramist. Her father, Dr. Shams Rasheed, was a prolific fine art photographer, and they collaborated on works together such as a series of paintings for Crate & Barrel.

A Pakistani-born American, she has spent her career and education living in London, New York, and Dallas. She received her BFA in Painting from the University of North Texas in Denton and her MFA in Painting & Digital Arts from Pratt in New York City.

Find out more about Saba Besier here:  www.sababesier.com

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Jun
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Creative Careers Showcase: John Durbin – Reel F/X, Flight School Studio

The Creative Futures Career Showcase is a program series that highlights working professionals who have found unique careers that utilize their art education and/or creative talents. Speakers will share their journey, wealth of experience, career advice, and present their portfolio of past and recent work. Anyone interested in hearing how these creative professionals found their niche in different areas of business or would like to gain insight into their careers can attend.


John Durbin is an animator at Reel F/X - Flight School Studios. Previously, he was an Animation Supervisor at Moonbot Studios in Shreveport, LA. He moved to Shreveport from Dallas to work on a short film called The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which won an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film in 2011. Although animation is his primary area of expertise, he is well-versed in the pre/post production process – from writing to the final edit. He has a special affinity for 2-D animation and motion graphics. He attended Texas State Technical College - West Texas.

Durbin is also a musician, sound designer, and part-time DJ. He loves synthesizers, turntables, amplification, and Ableton Live.

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Jun
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Publish or Perish: Independent Publishing in the Arts Panel Discussion

J. Erik Jonnson Central Library,
Laurie Evans Studio, 3rd floor

Speakers will discuss the challenges facing artists, authors, and small publishers as well as recent trends in self-publishing. Speakers will share how independent publishing can actually help artists expand their own reach as an artist and for their projects by working with other artists when publishing, interviewing, and featuring art. A round robin table talk will follow which will include suggestions for getting started with self-publishing.


Heather Lowe (moderator)

 

Joe Milazzo

Joe Milazzo

Joe Milazzo is a writer, editor, educator, and designer. He is the author of the novel Crepuscule W/ Nellie (Jaded Ibis Press) and The Habiliments (Apostrophe Books), a volume of poetry. His writings have appeared in Black Clock, Black Warrior Review, BOMB, The Collagist, Drunken Boat, Tammy, and elsewhere. He co-edits the online interdisciplinary arts journal [out of nothing], is a Contributing Editor at Entropy, curates the Other People’s Poetry reading series, and is also the proprietor of Imipolex Press. Joe lives and works in Dallas, TX, where he was born and raised.

Raul Rodriguez

Raul Rodriguez

Raul Rodriguez is an independent publisher, photographer and curator from Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated with a BFA in Photography from the University of North Texas College of Visual Art and Design. His project Deep Red Press is a publication and online platform that features regional photographers from Texas exploring diverse themes and stories.

Natasha Brito

Natasha Brito

Natasha Brito is a freelance Creative Director and Editor-In-Chief of Austere Magazine from Dallas, TX. In 2013, she graduated in Strategic Communication in Advertising from the University of North Texas. She has spent the last 4 years producing her own indie magazine while being the Head of Creative at Pizza Hut corporate. Needless to say, Natasha loves to create and will continue to fuel her fire to inspire young people to create with purpose.

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May
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

In the AIR Panel Discussion: Artists Share Their Experiences

J. Erik Jonnson Central Library,
Laurie Evans Studio, 3rd floor

Speakers will discuss the pros and cons of artist in residency programs as well as share their experiences at some of the more unusual programs available. Discussion will include the issues around getting accepted or rejected into AIRs, the financial aspects, and what working in a new space can do for an artist's practice.


Shelby Orr

Shelby Orr

Shelby Orr (moderator) is an artist based in Fort Worth, TX working in photography, video, and sound. Her work has been shown at The Masur Museum, Houston Center for Photography, Spiva Center for the Arts, and, as a finalist for the 8th Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, was included in the 2016 Berlin Foto Biennale. She recently completed a three month residency at CentralTrak: The UT Dallas Artists Residency. Along with her photographic and video work, Orr writes and performs sound compositions and is one-half of the experimental music group KITBASHES.

 

Danny Rose

Danny Rose

Danny Rose received his bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Dallas in 2011. Between 2014 and 2015, Rose lived in Indonesia, teaching art and design at the Chandra Kusuma International School. Rose's work has been included at The Beeville Art Museum, Oliver Francis Gallery, Ro2 Gallery and others. His solo show “The Sun Shines Blue” opened at Galleri Urbane in the summer of 2016, followed by his show “Majic Eyes,” which opened in Jan 2017 at The Eisemann Center for Performing Arts. He was an artist-in-residence at The Guapamacátaro Center for Art and Ecology in January 2017 and has been an artist-in-residence at The Moon Mansion Dallas since 2013.

 

Diane Durant

Diane Durant

Diane Durant works with image, text, and found objects to tell true stories. Diane is a graduate of Baylor University (BFA ’01), Dallas Theological Seminary (MA/BC ’04), and the University of Texas at Dallas (MA ’07, PhD ’13) where she currently serves as a Senior Lecturer in Photography. She is the former president of 500X Gallery in Dallas and past editor of The GrassburrThe Rope, Sojourn, and Reunion: The Dallas Review. She is now editing a translated anthology of Albanian poetry which is forthcoming from Mundus Artium Press. Her photographs have been exhibited coast to coast. In 2015, Diane took her adventuring to Wyoming as the Artist-in-Residence at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. Her work is currently included in the long-term temporary installation National Parks of Wyoming at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne.

 

 

Dannie Liebergot is a visual artist who lives and works in Fort Worth, TX. She completed her BFA in photography at the University of North Texas in 2015 studying under Dornith Doherty, Paho Mann, and Pavel Romaniko. Shortly after, she was an artist in residence in Ólafsfjörður, Iceland at Listhús Artspace.

Liebergot has participated in national and international exhibitions, including showings with Listhús Artspace in Iceland and the Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas. She is one of the four recipients of the 2016 Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund from the Dallas Museum of Art for her upcoming short film. In 2015, she was awarded first place in the 55th Annual Voertman's Student Art Competition. She is also a recipient of the 2014 CVAD Scholarship for photography at the University of North Texas.

Erika Huddleston is focused on the study of nature in urban settings. Series include the Shoal Creek Greenbelt, Hackberry Creek, the Trinity River Sump, and Community Park in downtown Corsicana. Erika has a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture and a BA in Fine Arts. She writes for art and architecture journals including Texas Architect and Aether. Her online portfolio can be found at www.erikahuddleston.com.

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May
21
2:00pm 2:00pm

The F-Word: Feminism and Contemporary Art Panel Discussion

This panel discussion will explore feminism and contemporary art. It will touch on current feminist themes and traditional notions of what feminism means. Discussion will focus on how artists who identify as feminist are tackling ideas of identity in their work as well as on female artists who do not label themselves as feminists and how they are working with images of the female body in their art.


Lauren Cross (moderator) is an interdisciplinary artist/filmmaker, curator, and scholar whose work has been screened and exhibited across the country. Cross earned her BA (2006) in Art, Design, and Media from Richmond, the American International University in London, England, and her MFA (2010) in Visual Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. She has recently completed the Ph.D program in Women's Studies with a concentration in Multicultural Studies at Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX.

Erica Stephens  

Erica Stephens

 

Erica Stephens is an interdisciplinary artist that works with a focus on painting and installation art. She studied art at the University of Texas at Dallas where she won the Bryce and Jonelle Jordan Scholarship for Excellence in the Arts and was a founding member of The Oh6 Collective. She completed her MFA at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California, where she was granted both the First and the Second Year Graduate Scholarships and was elected by her cohorts as the Class Marshal of the Otis MFA Class of 2007. Erica returned to Dallas in 2009 and currently teaches Art Appreciation courses at Eastfield College. She takes great joy in teaching students with limited art backgrounds how to approach looking at and thinking about works of art.

 

Barbara Horlander is currently a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Painting candidate at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2015 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she graduated with highest distinction. In 1988 she received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Fine Art at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. Horlander spent twenty years working in various roles in Retail Visual Merchandising and Display where she honed her skills in the design and production of window displays, prop building, and the execution of large scale fashion runways and major installations.

 

Vicki Meek

Vicki Meek

Vicki Meek is a nationally recognized artist who has exhibited widely. Meek is in the permanent collections of the African American Museum in Dallas, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and Norwalk Community College in Connecticut. She was awarded three public arts commissions with the DART Art Program and was co-artist on the Dallas Convention Center Public Art Project. Meek was selected for the 10th Anniversary Nasher Sculpture Center commission of site-specific installation art. In addition, Vicki Meek is an independent curator and writes cultural criticism for her blog Art & Racenotes. With over 40 years of arts administrative experience that includes working as a senior program administrator for a state arts agency, a local arts agency and running a non-profit visual arts center, Vicki Meek retired in March, 2016 as the Manager of the South Dallas Cultural Center in Dallas, TX. She served on the board of National Performance Network 2008-15 and was Chair from 2012-2014. Meek is currently a full-time artist who splits her time between Dallas and Costa Rica where she is COO of USEKRA: Center for Creative Investigation, a 501C3 creatives retreat.

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Apr
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Art Zine Panel Discussion

A. Kendra Greene is the author of Anatomy of a MuseumThe Stone Collector, and the forthcoming Vagrants and Uncommon Visitors. She started writing essays on a Fulbright grant in Korea, discovered book arts during her MFA in Nonfiction at the University of Iowa, and began staging participatory essay performances as the Writer in Residence at the Dallas Museum of Art's Center for Creative Connections. Her zines appear locally in the White Rock Zine Machine for 25 cents a pop.

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Apr
23
12:00pm12:00pm

Wonder Egg Hunt

The Cedars Union in collaboration with Dallas Heritage Village in Dallas, TX will host the inaugural art egg hunt on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Plastic eggs with an original artwork by local artists will be hidden around the Dallas Heritage Village grounds waiting to be discovered by DHV visitors.

Call For Entries! Get free admission to DHV!

If you are an artist who would like to participate: here are some things to consider:

  • There are no artist submission fees
  • Multiple entries per artist are accepted
  • Art should be family-friendly and therefore should not include nudity, violence, or profanity
  • Your hashtag must be included with art submissions to be shared on social media
  • Free admission for family of four (4) to Wonder Egg Hunt on April 23, 2017 at DHV

The Cedars Union will be accepting art submissions at:

1201 S. Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215

Friday, April 21st
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday, April 22nd
12:00pm - 4:00pm

 

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