Mary Tomás Gallery presents The Creative Arts Center of Dallas Annual Juried Membership Exhibition opening reception
For the fourth year Mary Tomás Gallery welcomes the Creative Arts Center of Dallas Annual Juried Membership Exhibition. The juried exhibit opens up an opportunity for selected CAC members to display and sell their works in a professional gallery setting. For 50 years, CAC has provided an environment for artistic expression through their extensive class schedule and open studios located near White Rock Lake.
Diverse talent abounds in this incubator for creativity and the juried exhibit selects 20-30 exceptional works from 150 entries that delight patrons looking for new discoveries. A variety of disciplines may be presented by emerging or seasoned artists and craftsman including: mixed media painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, mosaic, fused glass, sculpture and more.
Artists included in the show are: Lynn Armstrong, Ann Brockett, Jack Brockett, Cameron Cariffe, Jo Clay, Sandra Freeman, Cricket Griffin, Jean Griffin, Pamela Griffin, Valery Guignon, Rita Hendricks, Bill Holmberg, Rogher Terri, Bonnie Lankford, Jackie Maclelland, Vikki Martin, Susan Musselman, Terri Nelson, Marybeth Otway, Donna Page, Marco Rubino Elizabeth Rugg, Daniel Sellers, Jana Swart, Terri Thoman, Patricia Van Buskirk, Craig Vandeman, Teresa Venable and Stephen Weinberg.
This year's jurors are Deborah Ballard, SMU teacher, artist and sculptor represented at Valley House Gallery. Karla Barfield, printmaker, creative director and owner of Barfield Design and Mary Tomás, teacher, artist and owner of Mary Tomás Gallery.
In addition, the gallery will feature RADAR, an exciting selection of talented artists showing tremendous potential for growth and who bring new ideas to our patrons. Artists include Sandra Lara, represented by Mary Tomás Gallery, Lara continues to push the envelope with her passionate and emotional paintings that bring to mind the work of Basquiat. Also on our radar are emerging artists Riley Holloway and Megan Ping. Both artists express their keen observation of the human figure through their modern portraiture style. Combining a sense of shock, confrontation, question, or story telling that utilizes the mediums of painting and drawing on wood or canvas.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit runs through September 5.