Press Release – Dallas Art Dealers Association presents Fall Gallery Walk

Dallas Art Dealers Association presents Fall Gallery Walk Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, Including Panel Discussions, Tours of The Texas Theatre, Artists Gathering, and Tattoo Catwalk . Edith Baker Art Scholarship Show on Sept. 9, 2011

For press information, contact
Lisa Taylor, 214-914-1099 or info@dallasartdealers.org

Fall into DADA! It’s time for art. Join us for ”¢ Annual Fall Gallery Walk ”¢ Panel Discussions about the Oak Cliff art scene ”¢ Tours of The Texas Theatre ”¢ Artists Gathering ”¢ The Edith Baker Art Scholarship Show ”¢ Tattoo Catwalk.

DADA Fall Gallery Walk

Featuring 40 of DADA’s leading member galleries, museums, and nonprofit art spaces, Fall Gallery Walk is a free event Saturday, Sept. 24, 2–8 p.m. Art lovers of every description will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of galleries and special exhibitions ”” all in one day. Start at any member location and pick up a map or go online at www.dallasartdealers.org to print out a map. Hours at each gallery vary; please see individual listings listed below. Call 214.914.1099 or e-mail info@dallasartdealers.org.

The new DADA Docents program features high school and community college students who serve as exhibition hosts at select DADA galleries.

Art of Oak Cliff: Then and Now Panel Discussions

Educational opportunities include panel discussions for artists and art lovers on the morning of Fall Gallery Walk along with tours of the historic Texas Theatre (site of Lee Harvey Oswald’s arrest). Artists are encouraged to attend the social gathering after the panels.

Art of Oak Cliff: Then and Now
DADA Fall Gallery Walk Panel Discussions
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
At Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Including FREE Tours of Texas Theatre and Artists Gathering

Panel One
Oak Cliff Art Then, 10:30 a.m. – noon
Sam Ratcliffe, Bob Reitz, Stuart Kraft, David Hickman
Brendan McNally, Catherine Horsey, Scott Chase
Moderator: Bob Stimson

Tour One : The Texas Theatre, 12:30 p.m.

Panel Two: Oak Cliff Art Now, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Kenda North, Kayli House, Nicole Horn, Scott Horn,
Julie M Kim, Charla Sanderson, Patricia Rodriguez, Steve Cruz
Moderator: Peter Simek

Artists Gathering The Texas Theatre, 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Tour Two: The Texas Theatre, 3 p.m.

Purchase Tickets
$10 per panel available online
www.dallasartdealers.org
or at the door.
Tours and Artists Gathering are free.
Cash bar. Lunch available for purchase at OCCC.

Place: Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Street parking is available, or behind the building.

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. Arts & Culture DFW is the media sponsor of the event that benefits DADA’s Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund.

Tattoo Cat Walk

The fun doesn’t stop there. Join tattoo artist Jason Brooks and his tattoo models for a tattoo fashion show at DADA member Dallas Contemporary at 161 Glass Street in the Design District. The reception is from 9 p.m.–midnight. The show starts at 10 p.m. and is free. Call 214.821.2522 or visit www.dallascontemporary.org

Edith Baker Art Scholarship Show – September 9

DADA will present its Edith Baker Art Scholarship to a visual art student from the Dallas County Community College District at a reception on Friday, Sept. 9, 5–7 p.m. at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave. Art of all the finalists will be exhibited at the reception and through Sept. 10. Call 214.953.1212 or visit www.the-mac.org.

ABOUT DADA

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 provides financial and career support for visual art students. 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.

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ABOUT THE EDITH BAKER ART SCHOLARSHIP AND ARTIST CAREER DEVELOPMENT FUND

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 thirty 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 in college as well as presents programs such as 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.

ABOUT CREATIVE ARTS CENTER
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 http://www.creativeartscenter.org.

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