DADA Spring Gallery Walk and Panel Discussions April 21, 2012

DADA Spring 2012 release

Dallas Art Dealers Association presents
Spring Gallery Walk Saturday, April 21, 2012
Including Panel Discussions, DADA Docents
Arts Magnet Spring Senior Show

DADA Spring Gallery Walk
Free annual event
Galleries and nonprofit art spaces open to art lovers of all kinds with artist demonstrations, films and more.
Saturday, April 21, 2–8 p.m.
Start at any member location and pick up a map or go online at to print out a map.
Hours at each gallery vary; see individual listings.

DADA Panel Discussions
Topic: How Do I Get In and Do I Want To?
Juried Shows and Residencies
Saturday, April 21 10:30 a.m.-noon and 1-2:30 p.m. at UTD CentralTrak, 800 Exposition Ave. Dallas, TX 75226. 214-824-9302. Tickets are $10 per panel available at or $15 at the door.

10: 30 a.m.-noon Panel 1
Juried Shows
Serri Ayers of Cottonwood Art Festival, Kenneth Craighead of New Texas Talent, Scott Hilton of 500X Expo Show, Marcie Inman of Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition, Shea Little of Texas Biennial, and Bart Weiss of VideoFest’s Texas Show. Moderated by John Pomara of University of Texas at Dallas.

1-2:30 p.m. Panel 2
Dennis Nance of Lawndale, Heyd Fontenot and Cassandra Emswiler of CentralTrak, Brad Ford Smith of La Reunion TX Moderated by Anne Bothwell of KERA’s Art + Seek.

DADA is pleased to be partnering with the Creative Arts Center for these panels ”” with funding provided by the Office of Cultural Affairs City of Dallas and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Proceeds benefit DADA’s Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund.

2012 Senior Juried Show for Booker T. Washington High School
Norwood Flynn Gallery will open the Senior Juried Show, featuring senior visual art students from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts on April 14, with a reception on Saturday, April 21, 6–8 pm. All of the proceeds benefit the student artists and DADA’s Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund. The gallery is located at 3318 Shorecrest Drive. The exhibition and reception are free. Call 214.351.3318 for more information on the exhibition or visit

DADA Docents program
High school and community college students serve as exhibition hosts at select DADA galleries.

The Dallas Art Dealers Association is an affiliation of established independent gallery owners and nonprofit art organizations in the Dallas metropolitan area. As a professional and educational resource for the community at large, DADA facilitates the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund, which provide financial and career support for visual art students through multiple programs. DADA also presents the Spring Gallery Walk and the Fall Gallery Walk. Organized in 1985 by June Mattingly of Mattingly Baker Gallery, the Dallas Art Dealers Association is a 501(c)(6) organization.

Like the Art Dealers Association of America, membership in DADA is by invitation of the board of directors. In order to qualify for membership, a dealer or nonprofit space must have an established reputation for honesty, integrity, and professionalism among their peers, and must make a substantial contribution to the cultural life of the community by offering works of high aesthetic quality and presenting worthwhile exhibitions. DADA is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethical practice within the profession and to increasing public awareness of the role and responsibilities of reputable art dealers and nonprofit visual art spaces.

To celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2005, DADA created a scholarship honoring a respected member of the Dallas art community and one of its founding members, Edith Baker. Edith owned and directed The Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2004. Every year, the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund, a 501(c) 3, financially benefits a student pursuing the study of visual arts along with giving that student a gallery internship, a mentor and an artist studio visit. The Scholarship also presents a career fair at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, two juried exhibitions of Booker T and Dallas County Community College students’ artwork, a docent-training program, biannual educational events, and Art Chicas and Art Chicos at La Reunion TX.

Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) provides a nurturing environment for people to discover, develop, and express their artistic visions. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, CAC offers more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking, and stone carving. CAC also offers free arts programming to disadvantaged children. Not only a visual arts school, CAC is also a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Visit CAC at 2360 Laughlin Drive in East Dallas or






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