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Promoting Excellence in the Arts!



Art hath an enemy called Ignorance.


--Paul Kee
(1912-1925)

Past Events

APT Art Tour & Artist's Night Out


APT members are invited to an Artist's Night Out with an Art Tour at...
 
THE WAREHOUSE
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014   |  6:30 PM
14105 Inwood Road (between Alpha and Spring Valley) 
Dallas, TX 75244 Directions 
Please join us at The Warehouse for an APT Art Tour from 6:30 to 8pm
Free, for APT members and their guests. Please RSVP by May 19th, as we have a 20 person limit, first come first serve. (For those interested, we will convene afterwards at the Mercy Wine Bar for fellowship & fun.) 

 

The Warehouse is home to both the Rachofsky collection and The Amy and Vernon Faulconer collection. Both art collections contain contemporary works of painting, sculpture, video, photography, and installations.   
 

A Night at the Muzeion

Please view "A Night at the Muzeion" Video

SATURDAY JUNE 15, 2013 7PM − 10PM

APT Art Auction Fundraiser & Lecture

This celebration benefiting local Texas artists of APT and CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund) held at the Muzeion Gallery, encourages collectors to invest in the future of the Texas Art Market! (Please see our ad in Arts & Culture Magazine.)

  • 7:00 - Silent Auction, Small Works
  • 8:00 - Lecture by Muzeion owner, Guillermo, on the conscientious placement of art.
  • 8:30 - Live Auction, larger works.
  • 9:45 - Final Bid on small art works

Refreshments and wine served. You must be on the guest list to be admitted. RSVP to info@artprotx.com or 214.327.2436. A big thanks to our sponsors: A&C Magazine, The Wine Therapist, CERF+, and Muzeion.

Muzeion is a purveyor of object d'art for the modern day collector and top of the line decorator.
Muzeion ~ 1113 Dragon Street, Dallas, Texaswww.muzeion.com Hrs: Tues. - Saturday 10am - 6pm

Open Call for the Artist...Deadline for drop-off of work and applicaton: June 2nd, 2013

Contact us to be a participant in either or both auctions if you want some great exposure, and a chance to have your work auctioned at one of the most gorgeous galleries in Texas by a Heritage House auctioneer! The intent of this art auction is to benefit the artist, as well as the beneficiaries.

  • Download Itinerary for "A Night at the Muzeion."
  • Download Artist form.
  • Download Volunteer form.

Live Art Auction:
Artist receives 50% of sales made from larger works submitted by artist, with 25% to APT, 25% to gallery. Artist sets minimum bid; art not purchased goes back to the artist. See Artist form for details.

Small Works Silent Auction:
Participating 2D or 3D artists provide an 8" x 8" canvas or base made of their medium. This art is created as a donation to raise funds for APT and CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund). Bidding starts at $50, or works may be purchased outright at $200. If not sold by 9:45m, buyers may purchase these works at lowest bid above $50. Works not purchased go back to the artist. See Artist form for details.


The Artist's Roundtable

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23rd 2013, 3 − 4:30pm

Artists nurturing artists...at LuminArte Gallery
1727 E. Levee St, Dallas, Texas 75207

Join us for creative comraderie, sharing, brainstorming, and refreshments!

The Artist's Roundtable serves as a casual and fun forum for sharing, mingling, and creating dialogue with other artists and art insiders to fosters a sense of community and bond with your artist peers. Share with us whatever creative endeavors you have in the works; bring laptop, portfolio or any means to share your website or images, and questions to pose for our creative brainstorming sessions. Also on the table ~ how you can participate in our live art auction! No fee to attend, bring a guest if you'd like.


APT Workshop at LuminArte

Two talks in one workshop at LuminArte Gallery
1727 E. Levee St, Dallas, Texas

SATURDAY APRIL 27th, 2013 | 2 − 4pm

Photo Correction Made Easy
Excellent photographs are a must to show your work at its very best! In our next photography demo and workshop, fine art photography expert Trevor Kobrin will show the artist how to present images of one's work in the most professional way possible, utilizing accessible software for color correction, simplifying an image's background, and demonstrating the influence of different light sources when photographing your art. Bring laptops and questions!

Marketing Art From the Heart
Do you know what it is you want to convey with your art work? Is that message coming across? Bring pen and notebook for this brief half hour participatory workshop with writing exercises and tips to help define and encourage your own personal branding!

International photographer Trevor Kobrin, winner of prestigious photographic awards throughout South Africa, Europe and America, has had his commercial and fine art photography featured in international publications Elle, Marie Claire, numerous South African magazines; and locally in D Magazine, D Home, Dallas Design Book, and Cottages & Bungalows. His fine art photography has been exhibited in Johannesburg, South Africa at the Little Louvre Gallery, the Canvas Gallery in Dallas, and may be viewed at www.trevorkobrin.com.

Guest speaker Marie Hastings, small business strategist and Personal Consultant, with clients in San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angelos and Texas, will share secrets of how CFO's, CEO's and business owners get results, in both their personal lives and their pocket books.

LuminArte's artist studios and workshop serve to promote local talent, education and invite community participation in the arts.


APT 2012 Member Exhibition

microcosm: \MY-kruh-koz-uhm\ From Greek mikros kosmos, "small world." noun.

November 10 - December 15, 2012

Minimalism & microcosm in sculpture, painting, photography and mixed media.

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, December 1, 4 - 8 pm
Live entertainment by Michael Tillman 4 - 6 pm
Light hors d’ouevres & libations

CLOSING RECEPTION
Saturday, December 15, 5 - 7pm

Map to Gallery @ 1300 on Dragon Street, Dallas, Texas 75207
10 am - 5 pm, M - F, and Saturdays -- please call for appointment.
214.761.1762 www.galleryat1300.com
info@artprotx.com 214.680.3838


IMAGE IS EVERYTHING ~ Photograph Your Art Like A Pro!

Saturday, September 8th, 1 - 3pm

Excellent photographs are a must to show your work at its very best! In this hands-on interactive demo and workshop, you'll learn how to take professional looking photos of your work. Fine art photography experts Jeremy Mckane, Trevor Kobrin will discuss and demonstrate correct lighting and share tips on how to work with backgrounds, filters, various cameras, and more. Artists will have the chance to have a small piece of their art professionally lit and shot (works limited due to time constraints -- first come first serve, please include this request in RSVP).

International photographer Trevor Kobrin, winner of prestigious photographic awards throughout South Africa, Europe and America, has had his commercial and fine art photography featured in international publications Elle, Marie Claire, numerous South African magazines; and locally in D Magazine, D Home, Dallas Design Book, and Cottages & Bungalows. His fine art photography has been exhibited in Johannesburg, South Africa at the Little Louvre Gallery, and the Canvas Gallery among others in Dallas, and may be viewed at www.trevorkobrin.com.

Jeremy McKane, a Dallas native, has traveled the world taking images of landscapes, fashion, and most notably, underwater fashion. Using water, video and camera, he captures the movement and grace of fabric-draped human forms underwater, giving him a distinctive ability to paint with light. His work has appeared in Art + Advocacy, Patron Magazine, and in galleries across Texas including Cohn Drennan, Kettle Art, Mckinney Avenue Contemporary, Rising, Tractorbeam Gallery, and public installations in the Dallas Arts District. www.mckanephotography.com


APT Artist's Roundtable

The Artists' Roundtable serves as a casual and fun forum for sharing, meeting, mingling and creating a dialogue with fellow APT artist's and other art insiders. This is about artists nurturing artists ~ We encourage you to bring photos on your preferred device or laptop and share your latest work, recent endeavors, websites, or questions to pose for our creative brainstorming sessions. Artful camaraderie, wine and food for thought, body and mind at Times Ten Cellar. Free for APT Artist Members, Patrons and their guests, with menu and cash bar available.

Please stay tuned for upcoming date and time of our next seasonal Artist's Roundtable...

Sunday August 26th, 3 - 5pm, 2012

Saturday June 30th, 4 - 6pm, 2012

Times Ten Cellers
6324 Prospect Ave, Dallas, TX 75214
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TO TWEET OR NOT TO TWEET

On Saturday July 14th, Giovanni Gallucci spoke on the In's and out's of social media marketing as it applies to visual fine arts at Gallery at Midtown in Dallas, TX, and explained why today's contemporary fine artists need to embrace social media marketing and why it's it critical to your success in today's fine art market, and how to develop a social media marketing strategy to drive collectors, gallerists and dealers to notice you. He discussed the best outlets for visual fine arts, and how to manage your day-to-day promotions/blogging and stay organized with social media.

Giovanni is a recovering web programmer turned online brand strategist and internet journeyman who develops strategy for online marketing and audience development for forward-thinking clients in music, media, faith, film, TV, tech & those interested in breaking new ground online. He is available for questions at www.liveloudtexas.com.


APT Artist's Night Out

SiNaCa Glass Blowing Demo - Friday, June 8th, 6:00-9:00pm

A free glass blowing demo with glass art exhibit of works created by many local artists was held at SiNaCa Glass Studio and Gallery in Fort Worth, Texas.

Watch for more APT Artist Night Out events to come!


APT Workshop: Market Your Art
Saturday, May 19, 2012 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Lisa Taylor, Executive Director of Dallas Arts Dealers Association, former Arts & Entertainment writer for the Dallas Times Herald, gave great tips on how to write a great artist bio, get your work into galleries, write a great press release for your shows, and much more at the Fairmont Hotel. See photos below...


APT Field Trip: DADA Spring Gallery Walk & Panel Discussion
Saturday, April 21, 2012

On April 21, APT met for a Spring day outing of art, lunch, learning and fun! We met at CentralTrak (800 Exposition Ave., Dallas, 75226), and caravaned to lunch and galleries in Design District and Uptown.


APT Workshop: Polishing Your Presentation
Saturday, March 10, 2012

On March 10, Lois Weaver presented tips and tools for making your website work harder for you. She also discussed basic design fundamentals, website do's and don'ts, online and downloadable tools, SEO, email marketing. Also, Jamie Pink Weisbrod demonstrated how to light your artwork so you can take great photos using resources on hand.

Click the thumbnails above for full-size pictures from this event.


Launch Party at Rafa's
Saturday, February 25, 2012

On February 25, APT officially launched the organization with a meet & greet at Rafa's Mexican Cafe in Dallas. Check out some photos from the event.

Click the thumbnails above for full-size pictures from this event. Photography by Trevor Kobrin.