On behalf of the GAP Officers and the GAP members, we want to thank the Keller Public Arts Board and the hardworking staff at Keller Town Hall for choosing us to be the first Exhibit in their show season for 2019. The Public Arts Board members and staff at Keller Town Hall who hung all the artists’ works did an impressive job and we are grateful to them all. We know it is not an easy job to hang the works of 23 artists and make it look as outstanding as it did. Last evening was the Artists’ Reception at Keller Town Hall for the Grapevine Art Project (GAP) Exhibit and there was a wonderful turn out and Keller assisted in providing refreshments and drinks for the attendees. The Exhibit will run through February 20, 2019 at Town Hall and is open to the public during business hours. Click on "Learn More" to see more photos of the evening.Learn More
GAP member Artists will be participating an a Juried Art Exhibit at the Keller Town Hall from January 7 through February 20. Both 2D and 3D artists will be represented. There will be an Artists Reception on January 10, with the time to be posted later. Here you will be able to feast your eyes on some of our finest artists works.Learn More
Keller’s Elm Street Studio hosts the art show "Life in Frame" from January 9th through March 1st, featuring the works of local, award-winning photographer (and Grapevine Art Project member) KC Hulsman.Learn More
This workshop by Chris Brandley will teach you how to paint those furry faces you love. Ages teen to adult 9:30am -4:00 pm (1 hour lunch break) June 7th - 8th, 2019 (2 day workshop) $295 – supplies required, see LIST Paint your pet or favorite animal face *Limited to 8 students. Workshops fill quickly, don't delay!Learn More
Join award winning artist, Chris Brandley for this 2 day oil painting workshop in the state of the art, NRH Center. Chris’s workshops include step by step demonstrations, one on one easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings.Learn More
Join award winning artist, Chris Brandley, for 3 exciting days of painting in sunny Florida! Learn how to take an ordinary photograph, and use artistic license to paint from the heart by infusing clean, vivid color, loose brush strokes, and beautiful lighting.Learn More
People's Choice Award Painting- Mark Sadiwala "Return to Freedom"
TO SEE ALL THE WINNERS, CLICK ON THE "READ MORE" BUTTON BELOW
During the January 10 Artists Reception at Keller Town Hall, the Keller Arts Board selected winners in each of the four categories and Ribbons were awarded. To see more of the winners, click on the "Read More" button
Congratulations 🎉 go out to our member Tammy Klepac Photography, whose photographs 📷 have been selected as first and second place winners, in several categories, of the "Keep NRH Beautiful Photo Contest."
Congratulations to Tina Alvarez for her 2nd Place Award in the 2018 Irving Art Association Photography Awards Competition and Exhibit. The Exhibit runs from October 28- November 21, their reception is Sunday November 11 from 2:00-4:00 pm.
Tina Alvarez, GAP member, won 1st place in the Photography category at the "Crème de la Crème" show sponsored by Visual Art Guild of Frisco. Her winning photograph was titled "Gentle Giant".
Kandace Greeh has been invited to participate in the Printmaker's Showcase as part of the Print Jam at the Kimbell Art Museum! The Print Jam is Sunday November 11th from 12 Noon to 3pm. https://www.kimbellart.org/print-jam
Naomi Won the 2nd Place Award in Jewelry for her Amethyst and Freshwater Pearl Bracelet, "The Circle". She also won the City of Keller Employees Award for her 40 Carat Amethyst Ring, "TheRock".
Congratulations again to Klaus Mayer, just received this news from him! Klaus Mayer Photography is feeling proud. I have fantastic news I want to share.It makes me very proud to share with you, that my photograph "Come and Play with me" is selected as an editor’s favorite submission of the 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest and it is published on their website. https://www.facebook.com/kmayerphotography/posts/1241616345979834
Congratulations to our new GAP member Stefan Huyghe who exhibited in Keller's Got Talent and won the 1st Place in Oil Painting for his painting Diesel 72x48. The painting will be on display until November 21 at the Keller Town Hall.
Klaus won the 1st Place Award in Photography for his "Winter Sunrise at Mesa Arch" at Keller's Got Talent and also the Keller Public Arts Board Award for his "Sunrise at Mesa Arch".
FIRST PLACE RIBBON Lancaster Juried Art Show December 2017
BEST OF SHOW Lancaster Juried Art Show The Risk Takers
Here are the results of the largest photo contest in Texas, the Texas State Fair in Dallas. My photographs "Texas Sunset" and "Come and Play with Me" were selected by the jury for 1st place. They will be awarded with a blue ribbon. You can see them during the Texas State Fair at Fair Park in Dallas from Sep. 28th until Oct. 21st. 2018 inside the Creative Arts Building.
I was awarded Second Place for my photographic work "This Side of the Pond" by a three-member judging panel in the Challenge Category "Frogs & Toads" across all art mediums (painting, drawing, digital art, photography, mixed media) for the 2018 IAA Animal Art Competition & Exhibition.
KC has been selected to exhibit two of her works at the Western Trapping on the Llano, a juried international exhibit. The exhibit is free, open to the public and runs from October 20 thru November 3, 2018 at the Llano County Historical Museum.
An award winning artist, Gwen has incorporated a life time of art into her jewelry. She works in Copper, leather and a touch of brass making her jewelry one of a kind, from simple wire wrap stones to more involved hand drawings etched into the metal.
Keith learned to braze and weld after he retired in 2013 and that is where his journey into Metal Art began. He uses mediums of Copper, Horseshoes, Horseshoe Nails, Sheet Metal and Black Iron Pipe.
A local Award Winning Jewelry Artist, Naomi works with Sterling Silver & 14 Karat Gold-Filled Wire and Gemstones to create unique one of a kind pieces of wearable art.
Deb Hart grew up on a farm in Minnesota, but it’s her time in the Southwest and her love of Native American culture that inspires her art.
Sue Jackson, a local potter, creates functional art incorporating nature in to her pieces with leaves, dragonflies, frogs and other additions.
As an artist, Cheryl has journeyed and grown through creations in multiple media over 30+ years – paintings, pottery, stained glass, and now wearable fused glass jewelry.
Artist and former art teacher, Paul Keithley, graduated from East Central University of Oklahoma with a bachelor of arts degree.
Offering fine silver jewelry for adoption. The prism of vibrant colors we see in our surroundings represent seasons of life and transition, embracing the arranged order of chaos, and celebrating each unique piece that reflects a vision.
A local potter, Katie has been creating art out of clay for almost 20 years. She uses both thrown and slab methods. Her pottery is perfect for unique gifts, home decoration, or food.
Color, texture, and pattern inspire Sandi’s hand woven textiles. Using fine cotton, bamboo, Tencel, and silk yarns, Sandi designs and weaves beautiful scarves suitable for all seasons and all occasions.
Tina received her first camera from her Dad at age 10....and has been fascinated with imagery ever since and became a passionate photographer.
Bold, vibrant, colorful, these are the paintings of Angela Banks. She works with both acrylic and oil on canvas drawing inspiration from simple moments in life and nature. The work is intuitive and organic.
Chris Brandley, an award winning artist, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Baylor University and is a professionally certified art educator.
Shelly preserves memories by creating watercolor people and pet portraits. Her realistic commissioned and original work can be found on her website or Facebook Page.
From traditional to contemporary, the versatility of Charice’s art allows her great freedom of expression.
Diane says art snuck up on her in her 39th year of life, at a chaotic time and that it healed her and brought order into chaos.
I am a native Texan that enjoys painting landscape and seascapes in oil. Over the years, I have learned from various professional artist throughout Texas.
Graphic Design/Block Printer
Kandace is a graphic designer and self-taught block printer. Her interest in block printing stems from fascination with the centuries old printing technique and hand-carved blocks.
Ann has been painting for her livelihood since the mid nineties. Her studio is in her tree house located on acreage in Colleyville, Texas.
Cheryl is an acrylic painter who also enjoys creating in watercolor, ink and mixed media. She draws inspiration from both folk art and pop art.
She is professional artist and art teacher at Lifesong Studio in Grapevine, TX. She is a versatile artist utilizing many different mediums.
K.C. is a Hurst resident that graduated from Grapevine High School, and became an alumna of the University of Texas at Arlington where she received a Master of Arts in the Humanities.
Originally from Belgium, Stefan moved to the United States in 1993. He has been living in Keller TX since 2010. His photo-realistic oil paintings have won awards around the metroplex.
Our art style is a collaboration of 3 artists painting mostly in triptychs and each canvas represents the artists’ individual and unique style.
Melissa James has been expressing her vision of the world since early childhood. Growing up on a sugar cane farm in southern Louisiana, she could always be found exploring nature with her loyal pets.
Tammy Klepac is a self-taught photographer who grew up in the Texas Panhandle.
Mary Kay Krell grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a university town. She was raised in a musical family and became interested in the arts at an early age.
I have been told from an early age I had talent and was encouraged to get better. After the third grade I pursued to get better in drawing and so I did with the help of an art teacher.
Klaus Mayer is a self-taught award winning photographer who has been a member of the Professional Photographers of America since 2016.
Rich is a self taught landscape, seascape, and abstract painter. He uses watercolors and acrylics as his medium, sometimes mixing the two.
Professional artist, Beverly Richmond, creates timeless, Old Master style oil paintings that capture the beauty and wonder of a person, a landscape, fruits, flowers, or ordinary, everyday objects.
Dallas artist, Anita Kim Robbins owns Studio Art House. She is known for her highly textural renditions of nature that combine sculpture and painting.
Bruce Rosenstiel was drawn to photography by his fascination with wildlife and world cultures. He enjoys photographing all manner of flora and fauna.
Amy is a writer and commercial/fine art photographer. Her fine art photography focuses on wayside places and found objects shot in the moment.
My favorite class was color theory in college. It influenced the rest of my life. I love color, bright color, muted color, color influencing color.
An artist and photographer, Anastasia works in a variety of mediums to show her love of wildlife and nature. She also dives deep into the imagination to bring out the whimsical and the fantastic.
Keisha has been an artist all of her life. She studied design at Abilene Christian University as well as The Glassell School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
My life is one that is divided between being an academic at the University of Texas, Arlington, and pursuing life as an artist.
Marion Vidal started her art career by studying Classical Realism in an Apprenticeship Program run by Ben Long IV in Asheville NC.
Pat paints with palette knife or brush to create both still life and landscape. She uniquely captures natural light that creates a relationship between artist and viewer. She is an accomplished painter and teacher.
GAP MONTHLY MEETINGS - 2019
All meetings will be held in the REC in Grapevine, 1175 Municipal Way UNLESS noted in red. There are a few months when we are not having meetings.
We have an Art Chat session at 5:30 for our members who want to bring a piece or two of their works for discussion. At 6:30, our members gather for refreshments and social time and the meetings start at 7:00 pm. Our meetings are open to the public and you are welcome to attend.
January 10 - Gap is having a reception at the Keller Town Hall from 7:00 - 9:00 pm where 23 of our fine artists are exhibiting. The Exhibit runs from January 7 through February 20, 2019. Please join us.
February 14 - Our program will be given by one of GAP's members, Amy Tigner. The title of the presentation is "Painting with Alcohol Ink" and she will primarily be doing a demonstration painting a landscape and talking about the techniques of using alcohol ink as a paint medium.
March 14 - Our program will be given by one of GAP's members, Ed Peet and he will be discussing and demonstrating the fine art of painting coins and medallions.
April 11 - Our program will be given by Eric Horn.
May 9 - Our program will be on Self Critique and will be presented by Marie Maine.
June 13- Our program will be given by GAP member Cheryl Johnson. She will be doing a demonstration on some of her favorite techniques and share some of her less favorite faux pas. She will also be doing a brief PPT presentation, "How to make silver clay and dichroic glass play together".
July - No Meeting
August - Break Out Sessions- More information to come.
September - No Meeting Some of our members will be participating in Grapefest, Sept. 12-15.
October - Our program will be presented by one of GAP's members Beverly Richmond and she will be demonstrating working with oils.
November - Our program will be presented by Naomi Fron. She will be demonstrating Glass Fusing in a microwave kiln and Sculptured Wire Wrapping
December - No Meeting
Press Releases 2019
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Several of GAP Artists will be exhibiting and selling at the 14th Annual Friends of the Library Artisans' Market at Grapevine Public Library. Look for the lovely and functional pottery of Sue Jackson; the intricate Scroll work of Paul Benton; the beautiful hand woven scarves of Sandi Rosenstiel; travel the world with the photography of Bruce Rosenstiel and see the lovely jewelry of Cheryl Johnson. Saturday, December 1 from 10 am to 5 pm Sunday, December 2 from 2 to 5 pmRead More
GAP member 2D Artists will be exhibiting during the month of December in the Atria Senior Living Facility. GAP was invited due to a very successful exhibit in the spring at Atria in Grapevine. All of the artists are local and it will be a treat for the eyes of all who visit during the month of December. The items on display will be for sale and Artist contact information will be provided.Read More
Our member @KC Hulsman Photography has three photographic works on display in the "100 for 100" exhibition at Fort Works Art Gallery located at 2100 Montgomery Street in Fort Worth, Texas. The show spotlights the work of 100 local artists, and will run from October 27 through November 10. For more information please visit: fortworksart.comRead More
21 Local Artists, all members of the Grapevine Art Project will be exhibiting and selling their art at Grapefest in Downtown Grapevine in the Foust Event Center on Main Street . The hours of the show are 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Thursday thru Saturday. Sunday hours are 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.Read More
Hosted by the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau, this juried art show is open to the public at no charge during normal business hours. This coincides with the annual Blessing of the Vines on April 11 and the popular Thomas the Train rides at the Grapevine Depot on the weekends of April 11/12 and April 18/19.Read More