Press Release

Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary with Party, Scholarship Exhibition, Fall Gallery Walk, Panel Discussions, and Film Premiere

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

The Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) celebrates its 25th anniversary year with a Fall Gallery Walk, an Edith Baker Art Scholarship exhibition, panel discussions for artists and the public, and an After Gallery Walk Party the weekend of Sept. 24, 2010. In honor of the 5th anniversary of the Edith Baker Art Scholarship, the film Dallas City of Art premieres Sunday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St.

The festivities begin with a reception for the winner and finalists 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, which features art by all the finalists, 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.

Panel 1: “How to Start an Art Collection” is from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Panelists are Eddy Rawlinson, Rosemary DesPlas, Karol Howard and George Morton.
Panel 2: “How to Photograph Your Art” is from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Panelists are Harrison Evans, Ange Fitzgerald, and Kenda North. Tickets ($15) can be purchased online on this site or at the door. Proceeds benefit the Edith Baker Art Scholarship.

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 and visual artists Tish Brewer, Margo Miller, and Pamela Nelson are sponsors. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance on this site or at the door.

Click to download maps for the Gallery Walk. Maps will also be available at each location. Hours may vary; please see individual listings. Call 214.914.1099 or e-mailinfo@dallasartdealers.org.

In honor of the 5th anniversary of the Edith Baker Art Scholarship, the film Dallas Art City premieres Sunday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. The screening is included with admission to the museum. The film will include interviews with Dallas artists, gallerists, collectors and administrators who look at the Dallas art scene. This film has been made in partnership with You and Yours Productions.

ABOUT DADA

The Dallas Art Dealers Association is an affiliation of established, independent gallery owners and not-for-profit art organizations in the Dallas metropolitan area. DADA serves as a standard bearer for ethical practices in the art business, an educational resource for the community at large and as the facilitator of Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund that provides funding for visual art students. The Dallas Art Dealers Association, organized in 1985 by June Mattingly of Mattingly Baker Gallery, is a 501(c)(6)

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