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ASMP Masters Of Light
September 3rd -5th

Kettle Art Gallery joins forces with the Dallas chapter of American Society of Media Photographers in hosting a one weekend only, exhibition of photography professors in North Texas. This show is curated by Jason Janik.

Participating A.S.M.P. photographers include:

Twyla Bloxham, Roy Cirigliana, David Danforth, Richard Doherty, Bryan Paul Florentin, Susan Kae Grant, Elizabeth Grimes, Debora Hunter, Danny Hurley, Kate Jenkins, Dick Lane, Gary McCoy, R Leighton McWilliams, Kenda North, Peter Poulides, Daniel Rodrigue, Chad D. Smith, Luther Smith, Marylin Waligore and more…


As Kettle’s Summer Salon comes to an end, Kettle comes out in full force during the month of September with plenty to do & see!

ASMP Masters Of Light
September 3rd -5th

Kettle Art Gallery joins forces with the Dallas chapter of American Society of Media Photographers in hosting a one weekend only, exhibition of photography professors in North Texas. This show is curated by Jason Janik.

Participating A.S.M.P. photographers include:

Twyla Bloxham, Roy Cirigliana, David Danforth, Richard Doherty, Bryan Paul Florentin, Susan Kae Grant, Elizabeth Grimes, Debora Hunter, Danny Hurley, Kate Jenkins, Dick Lane, Gary McCoy, R Leighton McWilliams, Kenda North, Peter Poulides, Daniel Rodrigue, Chad D. Smith, Luther Smith, Marylin Waligore and more…

Art Con(cert) featuring Salim Nourallah & Paul Slavens
Friday, September 4th


Salim Nourallah & Paul Slavens will play the fifth event in Art Conspiracy’s series Art Con(cert) series, which features local musicians performing in unique and intimate living room style spaces.

Salim & Paul have a long history working in the music business together and entertaining local audiences with their ingenuity. They’ll demonstrate their cleverness on this evening by performing a song swap that is sure to be one heck of a good time.

Doors at 7pm // Show at 8pm
Location: Kettle Art Gallery in Deep Ellum

Street Parking and surface level lots are available throughout Deep Ellum. Download the Pay By Phone app for metered parking.

About Salim Nourallah
If a Beatle was left in the desert at age 3 and raised in El Paso, Texas, you’d have Salim Nourallah. Salim is a North Texas music scene fixture. After gaining initial acclaim with the Denton-based Nourallah Brothers he’s gone on to release a half dozen solo albums and produce a fine list of many others (including the Old 97s, Rhett Miller, Deathray Davies & the Damnwells). His solo debut Polaroid (2004) was met with reviews like this one:“discovering a singer-songwriter who can stop time is rare, but Salim Nourallah is such a find…” (Rolling Stone). Beautiful Noise followed in 2006 to more critical acclaim and Salim swept the Dallas Observer music awards with Best Album/Best Song and Best Producer. Salim went on to win 7 consecutive Observer Awards for Best Producer. His 5th solo cd, Hit Parade, was released in April 2012 by the German indie label, Tapete Records. Hit Parade garnered more favorable press like “Coupling catchy rock with mature but not old lyrics, Nourallah has assembled the best album of his career…” Salim’s most recent full-length record, Skeleton Closet, is slated for release later this year.

About Paul Slavens
Paul Slavens is well known in the North Texas area for his work as a multi-instrumentalist with bands like Ten Hands, the Baptist Generals and The Travoltas. He also frequently performs an Improvisational Musical Comedy show and won the 2011 Dallas Observer Music Award for Best Jazz Act, and the 2013 and 2014 Award for best Keyboardist. Paul is also well known for his radio program “The Paul Slavens Show” on KXT. He began doing his show on KERA in 2004 and the program has received awards from the Dallas Observer in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and has been nominated every year since 2005 for Dallas Observer Music Awards. As a composer his works have been performed at Museums in Dallas and Fort Worth, The McKinney Ave. Contemporary, and The Wylee Theater and the Grapevine Palace Theater.

About Art Conspiracy
Art Conspiracy is a nonprofit community that conspires to bring artists and musicians together, raise funds, and activate awareness for regional creative programs and causes. Since 2005, ArtCon has raised more than $275,000 for beneficiaries across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Consider becoming a Donor today to help us grow our mission. Visit for more information.
Keeping It Real
September 10th – October 3rd

Kettle Art presents “Keeping It Real”, a mind-bending exploration of surrealism featuring works by four North Texas visual artists. The exhibit curated by Duke Horn opens on Thursday, September 10, at 7:00pm, and runs through Saturday, October 3rd.

From the emergence of Surrealism in the 1920s comes Duke Horn’s Magical Realism, the artist’s works over the past decade that examine a personal narrative inspired by fairground art and the midway of yesteryear.

Emily Broussard’s works intimate a conversation with one’s body, as represented in emotional overtones of poignant encounters with the outside world, revealing the innards of the human spirit.

Anya Bosworth’s playful creativity emerges as fantastical creatures in a parallel universe, expressing both the light and the dark of imaginative human counterparts from that 3-D world.

John Clapp envisions reality in a way only M.C. Escher could conceive. The artist’s hyper-realism is a trompe l’oeil smorgasbord of miniature worlds begging to be examined under a magnifying glass.
Deep Ellum Wine Walk
September 17th

This month’s glass is perfect for sipping cool, refreshing wine on a fine September night with friends.

Pick yours up for $10, along with a passport, at the check-in table located outside Kettle Art, 2650-B Main, and embark on your Sip & Shop tour while enjoying wine samplings at each participating venue. Have your passport stamped at five or more destinations, and enter for a chance to win gift certificates at the drawing held at the check-in table immediately following the event.

Wine Walk venues in the past have included:

The Akola Project, 2646 Main, #110

B4, 2707 Main

Blade Craft Barber Academy, 2719 Main

Dallas School Of Burlesque/ Dallas School of Drag, 2924 Main

Elluments, LLC 2642 Elm

Epocha, 2540 Elm

Get Reel Goods & Pop Ups, 2614 Elm

Kettle Art, 2650-B Main

Legacy Music Group, 2815-A Main

Life In Deep Ellum, 2803 Taylor

Life Of Riley, 2646 Main, #120

Local Hub Bicycle Company., 2633 Main

Lula B’s Antique Mall, 2639 Main

Mid2Mod, 2932 Main, #104

The Mozzarella Company, 2944 Elm

Petit Atelier, LLC & Tissu, 2952 Commerce

Red Light, 2911 Main

The Upper Paw, 2809 Commerce

Vineyard Art Gallery, 2538 Elm

For The Love Of Kettle 2015


“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.

ArtCon Select


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.
Confirmed are:
Gary Buckner
Alfie Coy
Pamela & Dylan Dowdy
Steve Hamilton
Nina Harp
Alison Jardine
Austin McKinney
Richard Rukus
Betty Southerland
Rachel Spire
and Kelly Sulak

Holiday Presence 10

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.

Justin Terveen : New Works

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 Sharum

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


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.

Departing The Kingdom Of Sensibility


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.

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.

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.

An Afternoon With The Arts


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:

Thank You!

Silver Linings

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:



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