Ruth Schlenker 2019 Scholarship Recipient
Ruth attended Grapevine High School and was one of two recipients of the Grapevine Art Project's Visual Art Student Scholarship Award given to her at the regular monthly meeting on May 9th.
Aiden Chavez 2019 Scholarship Recipient
Aiden attended Colleyville Heritage High School and was awarded one of two scholarships given by the Grapevine Art Project on May 9th at the regular monthly meeting .
It is never too late to recognize an Award Winning, emerging artist. Weston Capps is the 6 year old grandson of Preston Mitchell and just won 1st Place for his Flower Painting.
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.
Scroll Saw Artist
In 2004, with retirement on the horizon, I knew I needed a hobby. Drawn to the decorative art and wood a scroll saw seemed the logical fit.
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.
Juliana creates custom hand-crafted sterling silver jewelry using modern and minimalist designs that result in aesthetically attractive and fashionable pieces.
Deb Hart is a polymer clay artist who lives and works in Rhome, Texas. A native of Lake City, Minnesota, her colorful sculptures display her unique vision of Southwestern art.
Sue Jackson, a local potter, creates functional art incorporating nature in to her pieces with leaves, dragonflies, frogs and other additions.
My grandfather planted the seed of art in my life. He was a maker, joke teller, kidder, dancer, and musician. He made toys: whirligigs, noisemakers, as well as fanciful objects carved in wood.
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.
Vera Lawson was born and raised in Brasil where she learned basic Mosaic Art. Over the last 14 years she has taken many classes and has honed her skill at designing her mosaics.
Shirley Matteson is an award winning Cloisonne vitreous enamel artist.
Kashmira Mistry, a local potter and ceramic artist, makes functional and sculptural pieces for the home and garden.
Ed has combined the love of travel and interest in coins to create an unconventional art form.
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.
A native of East Tennessee, Heather Karlsson moved to Texas in 1999 to pursue a master’s degree in clarinet performance at the University of North Texas.
Tammy Klepac is a self-taught photographer who grew up in the Texas Panhandle.
I have been producing art for as long as I can remember, and after learning all the building blocks of art and getting a few bachelor’s degrees, I can let my imagination go wild.
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.
Santa Barbara Tilka is a Self Taught Artist, acquiring her education primarily through Art books, other Artists she has greatly admired, and many years of determination and practice.
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.
Our program will be given by Marie Maines and below is the description of her presentation that she sent to us.
HOW TO CRITIQUE YOUR OWN WORK
Every time one opens an art book, there seems to be a list of elements and principles of art that are guaranteed to help take your work to that magic "next level". I've always had a vague understanding of them, but was never exactly sure how to use them to the greatest advantage. Recently I discovered a way that has helped make them an invaluable part of every new piece of art I begin and I am able to use them through the entire process of creating and evaluating a new work. Maybe I have not quite reached that 'next level', but I feel a bit more sure of my direction in trying to get there. In the demo/presentation on Thursday, May 9, I hope to help you begin your own deeper understanding of these elements and principles and how to use them to evaluate your own work.
Please bring along a pencil (rather than a pen) and a hard surface to write on (a regular sized clipboard would be ideal). We will study and discuss together how these foundations of the art world can become our new best friends.
We hope that you will be able to attend, especially if you have been selected to participate in Main Street Fest as we will be discussing details of set up, etc. as well.
LOCATION CHANGE FOR APRIL 11TH MONTHLY MEETING
THE APRIL MONTHLY MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE OFFICES OF THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT, LOCATED AT 501 SHADY BROOK DRIVE, GRAPEVINE.
We will still have our Art Chat at 5:30, if you want to participate, go to our members' website and read the rules and then print out the forms to fill out and bring them to the meeting along with the art you want to submit.
Social time is at 6:30 and the meeting will start at 7:00
Our program will be given by Eric Horn who will be speaking about the elements of design as they relate to the visual arts as well as the contemporary art critique. Specifically he will be talking about the historical and physiological nature of the design elements and how they are interpreted by a viewer.
From the Founders Building (where we had our March meeting, 705 S. Main St.) follow Main Street North to Dove Loop Road; take a left on Dove Loop Road and then turn left on Shady Brook Drive. The total distance is 1.3 miles from the Founders Building (which is at the train depot). OR you can use a GPS.
The meeting room is inside the large building on the left just after you turn onto Shady Brook. We will have someone at the front door to guide you to the meeting room. The meeting is open to the public and we look forward to seeing you there.
LOCATION CHANGE FOR MARCH MEETING
We will be having our March 14th meeting at the Founders Building, 705 S. Main Street in Grapevine, 76051. We will still have our Art Chat at 5:30 so if you want to participate, go to the ART CHAT tab on our members website, read the ground rules, then print out the forms to fill out to bring to that meeting. Our Social time will be at 6:30 and then at 7:00 our meeting will begin. The meeting is open and the Public is invited. Hope to see you all there.
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
Eric will be speaking about the elements of design as they relate to the visual arts as well as the contemporary art critique. Specifically he will be talking about the historical and physiological nature of the design elements and how they are interpreted by a viewer.
Below is a portion of his resume
Art Specialist, SHOEMAKER HIGH SCHOOL / Killeen Independent School District
9-12th Grade Art Instructor, Advanced Placement Studio Advisor and Instructor
ART SPECIALIST, CARROLL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL / CARROLL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
10-12th Grade Art Instructor, Advanced Placement Studio Advisor and Instructor, High School Art Department Head, Lecturer.
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