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“For the Love of Kettle” is perhaps the most highly anticipated event of our year. This one night only, annual fundraiser keeps Kettle Art Gallery operating in the black, allowing us 51 weeks a year of eclectic, North Texas based, cultural programming. Over one hundred and twenty, 9 x 12 works will be available for just $50.00 each, created by artists that exhibit & support this gallery. Please get here early and grab a place in line, as the doors open at 7:00PM sharp.
For a brief rundown on how this event goes down here is a blog post / review done last year by a gentleman named Bill Chance.http://billchance.org/2014/02/09/the-weird-and-wicked-world-of-the-singing-cowboy/
In November 2014, Kettle Art was asked to preview the art work of Art Con 10 and offered the opportunity to curate a spotlight of artists who have never shown at the gallery before. This exhibit is the result of that sneak peek of talent.
Pamela & Dylan Dowdy
and Kelly Sulak
On Thursday, December 4th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, Kettle Art Gallery proudly presents their tenth annual holiday gift show “Holiday Presence 10” featuring small works and unique, artisan-crafted gifts made exclusively by local artists. Works by Judith Lea Perkins, Brad Albright, Monica Moody, Johnny Hawkins, Emily Hawkins, Clint Scism, Megan Petasky, Clay Stinnett, Sarah Zamora, Michael Francis, Jody Pham, Cabe Booth, Corey Godfrey, George Wallace III, Michelle Marie, Richard Sharum, Cheryl Baker, Justin Clumpner, Jennifer Lafleur, Brian Crawford, Darlene Schaper, Larry Carrey, Patricia Rodriguez, Nick Glenn, and more will be featured. Most pieces will be available for under $100.00.
Kettle Art Gallery began its mission in 2005; a year that also introduced Art Conspiracy and The Lollipop Shoppe. There must have been something in the air that year as these three preeminent showcases have all evolved into forces with which to be reckoned. From the very beginning, Kettle has maintained two overall objectives: to offer local creatives a place to exhibit; and to rejuvenate the artistic roots of the Deep Ellum neighborhood. Throughout the years, Kettle has hosted over 140 exhibitions, in various media, featuring only North Texas artists. This averages out to one show every three weeks, with over $200,000.00 going directly into the pockets of local artists.
Join us during “Holiday Presence 10″ as Kettle enters their tenth year of celebrating the amazing local artists who make our art scene one of the most vibrant in the country!
This Thursday, October 16, 2014 Kettle Art proudly presents extremes in photography with two openings in one night!
Justin Terveen will unveil ‘New Works’ in Gallery A, featuring recent ‘Dallas Heavy’ photographs and more.
Few artists have captured the beauty of a cityscape, or the hearts of adoring fans, quite like photographer Justin Terveen has done in Dallas.
Terveen’s breathtaking images of the skyline are found within countless blogs and publications across the internet, and in numerous private and corporate collections. When USA Today’s readers voted Dallas as Readers’ Choice for 2014 Best International Skyline, it was due in large part to Terveen’s iconic images.
Richard Andrew Sharum‘s ‘In the Heart’ featuring street photography from around the world, opens in Gallery B.
Richard Andrew Sharum debuts his compelling series documenting the often obscure landscape of urban spaces around the world and the inhabitants of these areas. Sharum’s images depict the contrast between flesh and architecture, the fragility of life juxtaposed with formidable concrete structures, and the light that both illuminates and deepens the shadows between them.
In recognition of Sharum’s work on the series abroad, he was selected among international applicants for the Magnum Photos (Paris) Masterclass with Jonas Bendiksen during HOST at FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA 2014 in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and for the Magnum Photos (New York) Masterclass with Moises Saman and Abbas in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Both resulted in public exhibitions of his work in each respective city.
In Summer of 2014, Sharum launched “Observe Dallas”, a public installation project aimed at encouraging observers of anonymously placed photographs within the Downtown area to interact with their surroundings in unique ways.
“Observe Dallas” press:
Chrissi Chetwood, “A Fresh Perspective”, Central Track, September 8, 2014 http://centraltrack.com/Culture/5689/A-Fresh-Perspective/An-Anonymous-Photographer-Is-Turning-Downtown-Into-An-Art-Gallery-Posting-Photos-Without-Permission
Richard Andrew Sharum is a Dallas-based photographer whose range varies from documentary photojournalism to abstract minimalism. Sharum’s work is included in several private and public collections across the country. Commissions include those by The Meadows Foundation, Harvard Law School, Children’s Medical Center (Oncology), Children’s Cancer Fund, Angel Flight, Notre Dame School for the Mentally Ill, and Austin Street Homeless Shelter, among others. Publications include D Magazine, International Business Times Weekly (New York), The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Observer, and The News-Register.
Please join us for this rare opportunity to meet the photographers and view their new works at the opening reception on Thursday, October 16, 7-10:00pm, at Kettle Art Gallery, 2650-B Main St., Dallas. The exhibit runs through Saturday, November 1.
Calling all photographers! We want your photos of Deep Ellum for our next exhibit.
Here’s how the challenge works:
Sign-up at Kettle: any of the following days/times: Thursday, September 25, 7-10pm; Friday, September 26, 7-10pm; or Saturday, September 27, 2-10pm.
Mission: Capture Deep Ellum in one definitive image, shot at anytime between Thursday, September 25 through Sunday, September 28.
Device: Any of your choice, including DSLR, 35mm, Holga, Polaroid, point-and-shoot, cell phone (Instagram, etc.)
Submission: Drop off one image, printed in any size up to 18×24, on any medium, at Kettle on Monday evening, 7-9pm. Framing and matting are encouraged, but not required.
Judging: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded by a jury of professional photographers.
Exhibit: Opening reception on Thursday, October 2, 7-10pm. The exhibit runs through Saturday, October 11.
Kettle Art proudly presents “Departing the Kingdom of Sensibility” featuring works by sculptor Darlene Schaper, photographer Zoie Vandal, and painter Jodi VonRotten.
On view in this exhibit, three disparate mediums converge in an eclectic exploration of surrealism and the female artistic perspective.
Darlene Schaper is a Native Oregonian living in Dallas, Texas and a graduate of the Pacific NW College of Art. The artist’s work combines decorative elements and embellishes objects into 3-D sculptural worlds of wonder. Using vintage fur, lace, discarded toys, and much more, she reinvents obscure antiques and oddities into precious animals, sculptures, shrines and reliquaries. http://darleneschaper.wix.com/pet-art
Zoie Vandal is a multifaceted artist whose work encompasses a range of genres, including photography, music, dance, modeling, production, SFX, and set work. The artist’s stylized photographic images have recently been featured in Vogue and Dark Beauty magazines. http://www.ashotnthedark.com/
Jodi VonRotten is a visual artist and university professor concerned with the exploration of identity and the individual through the examination of boundaries and relationships, materials and process, and anatomy vs. the figure. The artist brings to life narrations that create a bridge between reality and the unseen reality. http://www.liesandprophecies.com/
Join the LSWO Young Professionals Circle members at their next event!
What: Lone Star Wind Orchestra Young Professionals Circle “Afternoon with the Arts”
When: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 4-7:00PM
Where: Kettle Art Gallery – 2650-B Main Street, Dallas, TX 75226
Cost: Free Event! ‘Silver Linings’ a group exhibition will be on the walls, plus there will be live music’ and you can meet many diversified artists!
Because we’ve never hosted an event like this before please RSVP here:
Kettle Art presents “Silver Linings”, a Black, White & all points in-between, group exhibition featuring painting, illustration, and fine art photography.
Black & White attire recommended for the opening reception.
The opening reception is Thursday, March 20th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
This exhibition runs through April 12th.
Artists participating in this group show include (but are not limited) to the following:
In response to the overwhelming kindness and dedication of our artists, Kettle Art does a once of year ‘payback’ of sorts to those who support us with this show. At ‘For the Love of Artists’ 100 percent of sales go entirely to the artists.
This show is open only to artists who participated in the ‘Love of Kettle’ show. Each artist can show whatever they like and ask whatever price they want at this exhibit. Come show some Love for those who have shown Love!
“For the Love of Kettle” is the one night only, annual fundraiser that helps to keep our little gallery afloat. Thanks to Dallas’ amazing artistic community, we are very excited to be approaching Kettle’s 10th year of great art and great people. Please join us on this special evening as we kick off a year of innovative exhibits and special events.
This exhibit will include emerging and mid-career artists we have represented over the years, plus many artists new to Kettle. All works are priced at $50.00 each; however, in honor of the unfailing support of Deep Ellum 42, the first 42 pieces will be sold at $42. So, come early and stay to mingle!
Up next: in response to the artists’ generosity, all those in this show are invited to participate in our next exhibit ‘For the Love of Artists’, opening the following Saturday, February 15. During its two week run, the gallery commission will be waived. 100% of all sales will go directly to the artists.
Kettle Art has been the recipient of numerous awards and designations including USA Today’s 10 Best Art Galleries in Dallas, Dallas Observer’s Readers’ Choice for Best Art Gallery, and Dallas A-List’s Best Art Gallery. National publication mentions include: Art News, Juxtapose, Southern Living, USA Today, and most recently, ArtPlace America.
Update 1/ 19 – Participating Artists thus far include:
Tom Carlton, Roxanne Mather, Brian Hamm, Jodi Von Rotten, Kris Swenson, Miguel Aguilar, Essie Graham, Juan Sanchez, Nichole Malloy, Michelle McLaughlin, Johnny Hawkins, John P. Irizarry, Colin Lafleur, Jennifer Lafleur, Jonathan M. Davis, Stephanie Wray, Modesto Aceves, Catrina Oittinen, Marilyn Vicente, Travis Bush, Breonnny Lee, Brian Aguire, Viktor Ortix, Scott Mankoff, Margo Miller, Brad Albright, Heather Shoulers, Gabriela Elgura, Oh Jee Nam, Denise Keeping, Susan Migdol, Michael Matson, Ashley Hanson, Heather Horton, Joe Biggs, Justin Clumpner, Brian Crawford, Khurk Maeder, Fran Carris, Jamie Hulett, Jason Weiner, Roy Vance, Guy Reynolds, Raymond Butler, Sara Lovas, Cheryl Baker, Roy Howell, Jenny Land, Richard Ross, Amber Campagna, Mandy Pandy, Nick C. Kirk, Mike Moffatt, Natalie Glover, Christian Glover and more….
Update 1/ 27 – Other participating Artists include:
Monica Moody, Michael Puttoen, Angela Faz, Jackie Thone, Scott Tucker, Melissa Tucker, Teresa Mangum, Nick Glenn, Clint Scism, Cabe Booth, Jennifer Gregory Portz, Tyson Summers, Kelly Jacobi, Frank Campagna, Aralyn Mc Gregor, Kurt Griesbach, Timothy Burch, Sarah M. Gutierrez, Ruben Mitchell, Hal Samples, Danny Fulgencio, Catherine Downes, Jaime Luna, Judith Lea Perkins, Dan Colcer, Catheryn Colcer, Ryan Thies, Lisa Lindholm, Patricia Rodriguez, Sarah Zamora, Ben Royal Smith, Moises Nostra Vega, Rachel Behring, Clay Stinnett, Kelly Clemmons and more…