High school artists encouraged to sign up for prestigious competition

Calling all Fort Worth high school students: the fifth annual Betsy Price Art Competition is now accepting entries.

Selected students will be showcased in a group exhibition May 1-18 at Fort Works Art. The grand prize entry will hang outside the mayor’s office at City Hall for a year.

Every year, close to 600 North Texas high school students apply for the exhibition, with a juror selecting 40 exemplary works to be included in the show. Last year’s exhibition was juried by Andrew J. Walker, executive director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Apply by March 31.

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Art in the Square Seeking High School Artists for Student Art Competition

Calling all high school artists! Art in the Square is seeking high school students to apply for the student art competition portion of the annual Art in the Square festival, happening April 27-29 in Southlake Town Square. Art in the Square showcases artwork of worldwide renowned artists, emerging artists and high school artists.

Youth Art offers high school students in Northeast Tarrant County the opportunity to enter their artwork in competition for the Lone Star Artist Award. The winner of the award will have their work on display in the rotunda of the Capitol of Texas. The winner and family will receive two nights of hotel accommodations in Austin courtesy of Kids Matter International and a VIP Tour of the Texas Capitol courtesy of State Representative Giovannni Capriglione.

Any student of high school age in Northeast Tarrant County including those in private schools and home schooled can submit artwork to be juried. In addition to the Lone Star Artist Award, the jury committee selects winners in various categories. Winners receive awards provided by Roxann Taylor with Engel & Volkers Real Estate.

The deadline for artwork is March 30, 2018. Artwork can be submitted at www.artinthesquare.com.

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EVENT UPDATE: TCC Dance Faculty and Guest Artists to Perform in Sundance Square

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 29, 2017) – Dance faculty and alumni from across the Tarrant County College District will team with guest artists for a special performance in Downtown Fort Worth’s Sundance Square. The “Merge” concert will be held Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m., on the Plaza Stage at Main Street and 4th Street.
The performance will include choreography in the styles of modern and post-modern dance, modern hip-hop fusion, contemporary ballet and ballet folklorico. The performance will feature faculty members Kiera Amison, Claire Augstine, Brandy Niccolai-Belfi, Lacreacia Sanders and Amy L. Jennings. Guest artists include Ballet Folklorico Azteca, Collective Force Dance Company, Ephiphany DanceArts, imPULSE Dance Project, Jordan Fuchs Company: Group Action and Muscle Memory Dance Theatre.
“TCC is a vibrant aspect of Fort Worth culture, and we are excited to perform in the heart of downtown,” said Jennings, associate professor of dance at Northwest Campus. “Sundance Square gives us a great platform to share the talents of our faculty, students and partners in the dance community.”
This is the Merge concert’s 10th season and second season to take place in Sundance Square. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jennings at amy.jennings@tccd.edu or 817-515-7174.

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Spring Gallery Night Seeks Artists

haltom city art in cityArt in the City is excited to once again be showcasing local artists work during the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association (FWADA) Spring Gallery Night. This spring’s event will be on Saturday, March 19th, from 1 – 8:00 p.m at the Haltom City Northeast Center, 3201 Friendly Lane, Haltom City, TX 76117.

If you are an artist and would like to showcase your work during the Spring Gallery Night, please download and submit this application form to the address listed.

In order to be included in the official FWADA Spring Gallery Night catalog, artists must submit with payment their application on or before January 21, 2016.

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Sister Cities International Young Artists and Authors Showcase visits Southlake

Sent to us from Milwaukee, WI, the 2016 traveling art exhibit has finally made it’s way to Southlake! The work of 10 young artists is displayed in the lobby of Southlake Town Hall. This year’s theme, “Peace through People,” commemorates the 60th anniversary of Sister Cities International.sistercities2

It celebrates 60 years of global citizen action and impact. The featured artwork includes artists from across the globe. Russia, China, and Japan are represented, as well as several states, including one young artist from Houston, TX. The exhibit will remain on display until Wednesday, January 27th, when it will be sent to San Diego, CA for it’s next stop.

sistercities3The exhibit is sponsored by Southlake Sister Cities. For more information about Southlake Sister Cities, please visit: www.southlakesistercities.org.

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