Panel Discussions. A Must-Do!

DADA panelist Kenda North, "Cara"

Now is your chance. No more procrastinating. Whether you are an art lover wanting to start a collection or an artist who needs to photograph your work, this year’s DADA panel discussions have something for you.

For the art lover, DADA’s distinguished panel of noted collectors and artists can help you get that art collection started. Experienced collectors Karol Howard and George Morton will be joined by DCCCD visual art professors and artists Rosemary DesPlas and Eddy Rawlinson to give seasoned advice on the fundamentals of collecting and to answer questions to help get you started. Panel 1: ”œHow to Start an Art Collection” is Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Bath House Cultural Center.

And for the artist, panel 2 will discuss “How to Photograph Your Art”. In this digital age, it is vital to have images of your work. Taking quality images that capture your work can be a challenge. Three noted photographers, Kenda North, Harrison Evans and Ange Fitzgerald, will discuss how to get the images you need to put your art in its best light. Each bring their unique creative style, valuable experience and insight along with their technical expertise. Panel 2: ”œHow to Photograph Your Art” is Saturday, Sept. 25 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Bath House Cultural Center.

Tickets ($15) can be purchased online at or at the door. Proceeds benefit the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund.

Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) 25th anniversary year festivities begin with a reception for the winner of DADA’s Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund on Friday, Sept. 24, 6–8 p.m., at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. The DADA Scholarship Committee juried the seven finalists chosen by visual art faculty members of the Dallas County Community College District. The winner receives $4,000, a mentorship and an internship with a DADA member of his or her choice. The reception is free.

The annual DADA Fall Gallery Walk will be Saturday, Sept. 25. It begins with panel discussions to educate the public and artists from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther. The Walk (really a car ride) begins at 2 p.m. at any of DADA’s 37 member galleries, museums and nonprofit art spaces. This FREE event goes until 8 p.m. and allows art lovers to socialize and roam (in a car) from gallery to gallery all in one day. Donation jars for the Edith Baker Art Scholarship will be on hand along with refreshments, artists and art professionals.

An After Gallery Walk Party will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. at Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass St. at Riverfront. In honor of the DADA art movement, the party will be multi-disciplinary, featuring the arts of fashion, visual art, theater, dance, music, cooking and bartending. Paper City, Wendy Krispin Caterer, Inc., Darian Thomas Fashion, and The Dallas Conservatory are sponsors. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance at or at the door. Maps for the Spring Gallery Walk will be available at each location or at as a downloadable pdf. Hours may vary; please see individual listings. Call 214.914.1099 or e-mail

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