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Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) Presents Edith Baker Art Scholarship Exhibition Featuring Visual Art Students of DCCCD – Sept. 24, 2010 at Irving Arts Center

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Lisa Taylor, 214-914-1099 or

The Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) 25th anniversary festivities begin with a reception for the winner of DADA’s Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund on Friday, September 24, 6–8 p.m., at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Boulevard. The DADA Scholarship Committee juried the seven finalists chosen by visual art faculty members of the Dallas County Community College District. The winner, who will be announced that evening, will receive $4,000, a mentorship, and an internship with a DADA member of his or her choice. The reception is free. The exhibition runs Sept. 4-Oct. 3, 2010. Call 214-914-1099 for more information, or

The finalists are Francisco Alvarado and Brain Hauser of Brookhaven, Suzan Hawkins and Mary Thomas of Cedar Valley, Thien Ho and Antony Sarelli of Eastfield, Gonzalo Trujillo and Caitlin Ramsey of Mountain View, Christopher Gonzalez and Pavlina Panova of North Lake, Zachariah Montoya and Robert David Reedy of Richland, and Raymond Butler and Janet Aguire of El Centro.


In celebration of its 20th anniversary in 2005, the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) created the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund, honoring the respected owner and director of The Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas. One of DADA’s founding members, Edith owned and directed The Edith Baker Gallery for nearly thirty years before retiring in 2004. The Edith Baker Art Scholarship benefits a student pursuing study of the visual arts through a cash award and career development activities such as a gallery show, a mentorship, and an internship. Proceeds from individual donations, annual DADA events, and collection jars at each DADA member location support the Edith Baker Art Scholarship, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Visit or e-mail for more information.


The performing and fine arts community in Irving welcomed a new home in 1990 with the completion of the Irving Arts Center. The Arts Center’s 10-acre complex, nestled in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth, features two fully equipped theaters; four galleries; meeting, classroom, reception and rehearsal facilities; and a verdant sculpture garden. The Arts Center – a department of the City of Irving – was designed to accommodate a wide range of cultural and civic needs. Visit for more information.

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