Join us by the fire at Sly Cat Gallery for live music performance by Byron Haynie. Take a break from the hectic holiday season and enjoy some music, guaranteed NO christmas carols will be played.
Bring your own chair or cushion to sit on, as seating may not be available.
Join us Saturday, August 4th from 6-9pm for the opening reception of "Dream" our summer open call show! While we love showing local artists our open call includes 18 artists from all over the state as well as a few familiar faces.
"Dream" features artworks with interpretations ranging from dreaming of the future, to confusing thoughts, and nightmares.
Featuring artwork by: Ashley Aleman, Theresa Brooks, Curtis Frederick, Jamie Gardner, Douglas Gray, Denise Hohulin, Susi Lopera, Regina Lopez, Silvia Majocchi, Jennifer Pate, Laura Boergadine Sapp, Elisabeth Schalij, Susan Seaborn, Parker Seward, Elijah Solis, Mark Stewart, Lauren Tompkins, and Juan Villegas.
Artwork will be on display through October 27th, 2018.
The Natural World, is an art show celebrating nature. In mediums ranging from oils and watercolor to photography and pressed flowers, these artists create work that embodies nature, wildlife, and the interaction between humanity and the natural world. A portion of sales from the show will be donated to Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center in Cedar Hill.
Featuring artwork by June Covington, Jamie Gardner, Sarah Graham, Denise Hohulin, Sandra Morante , Elisabeth Schalij, Hannah Tyler, and Ricky Dean Wyrick.
It is time again for out summer open call show, this year’s theme is “Dream.”
Dreams take us to other worlds while we sleep. The thoughts of the day mix with our imagination until they are a jumbled stream of sounds and images that only fully make sense while sleeping. When you wake trying to remember them is like trying to gather water in your hands, it just runs through the spaces between your fingers.
Daydreams interrupt the monotony of the day to transport us to different situations and worlds. Here we have control and can determine where the story goes.
Dreams can also be distant goals, far out of our reach but still tantalizingly possible.
Images of artwork must be submitted via email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) no later than midnight on June 16th
Artists will be contacted regarding if they are to participate on June 30th
Opening Reception: August 4th, from 6-9pm at Sly Cat Gallery, 206 South Broad Street, Cedar Hill, TX 75104.
Art will be on display from August 4th, 2018 through October 20th, 2018.
1. All artwork must be presentation ready at drop off, with wire or D-rings for hanging. Unframed canvases should have painted edges. Works on paper should be behind glass unless absolutely necessary for the piece. Sculptures must be freestanding or have a simple base for display.
2. Art must be smaller than 5ft wide and 4ft in height.
3. At this moment, we accept only 2D art (painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, printmaking, printed digital works, etc.) and 3D art (ceramic, sculpture, metal art, glass art, wood art, etc.) and have no means of displaying electronic or sound media art.
4. Multiple works by an artist may be submitted, but not all will be chosen.
5. If your work is chosen you will be asked to fill out either a consignment agreement if you wish to sell your art, or a loan agreement if you wish to list it as not for sale.
6. There are no age restrictions, but artists under 18 must have the permission of their parents to enter.
1. Title of email needs to be: Open Call 2018 Submission, your name
2. High quality image of the artwork(s)
3. Full name
4. Title of work
5. Medium of work
7. Year of completion
8. A brief (1-2) paragraph artist statement
9. Contact info! Email, phone number, etc.
Art Drop Off:
1. Art must be received no later than July 28th, but may be dropped off any day after the 3rd of July. Keep in mind the gallery business hours are between 12-6pm Tue-Sat.
2. If you need to mail your art please pack it carefully as art can be easily damaged in transit. If you plan of shipping your artwork please notify us in advance so we know when to expect it.
If your artwork does not sell you will be expected to pick up your artwork from October 20th -27th (an email reminder will be sent).
Artwork not picked up by October 27th will be put in storage and an appointment will have to be made to pick it up.
If you still have a question feel free to email us at email@example.com just title your email Open Call 2018 Question so it is easy to spot. Or you may call us during business hours at (469)447-5521.
Emotion is a group exhibition showing artwork that is intertwined with sentiments. Featuring artwork by Curtis Frederick, Sarah Graham, Floyd Hopkins, Divine Jones, David Romero, Elisabeth Schalij, Hannah Tyler, Candace Weigand, and Ricky Dean Wyrick. Printmaking, sculpture, leaded glass, and painting are just a few of the mediums these artists use to bring their works to life.
Be sure to join us for our opening reception Saturday, February 17th, 2018 from 6-9pm. There will be wine and horderves!
Be sure to see the solo show for local watercolor artist Sarah Graham. It will be on display at Elm Street Studio, in Keller from January 3rd to March 2nd, 2018. The Opening reception will be on Saturday, January 20th from 7-9pm, at 7:45 there will be an artist talk. A portion of the sales will go to Agape Clinic in Dallas.
Elm Street Studio is located at 139 South Elm Street, Keller, TX. For more information visit their website.
Come by on December 7th, from 6-8pm in Cedar Hill's Historic Downtown for Holiday on the Hill. There will be tree lighting, train rides, holiday activities, and performances.
Many of the Downtown business will have activities for children (and young at heart adults) such as ornament making, and cookie decorating. At the gallery we will be making holiday slime!
Worried about parking? There will be a shuttle running, dropping you and your family off right at downtown. Just park at JCPenney and the Shuttle will take you the rest of the way. As a reminder parts of Cedar, Texas, Main and Houston Streets will be closed.
Stop by and support your local artists on Friday, December 1st, 6pm-10pm. Behind the Gallery at 100 s. Main St. Suite 114.
If you are an artist interested in showing your work or creating art live at the event keep reading.
Vendors will need to park in the U-shaped parking lot behind the Duncanville Theatre/Roma's before 5 pm to avoid traffic closings, set up and be ready by 6 pm.
A $10 donation in advance (or $20 on site) will go toward community art projects sponsored by the Duncanville Design Studio. See attached for more information or contact Anne Perry, firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space.
Cash or check can be brought to Sly Cat in advance or mailed in advance (see attached) / given to Anne Perry on site on Friday.
Duncanville Design Studio will be hosting its second ever art walk on Saturday, October 7th from 6 till midnight. See artists at their craft and view finished fine art.
Art walk will be outdoors at 100 S. Main Street, Suite 114, Duncanville, TX.
If you are an artist wishing to participate please contact Anne Perry at: email@example.com
The historic downtown will be hosting Creative Arts Fair on Saturday, September 23rd. There will be arts and crafts and free children's activities.
At Sly Cat we will be having a fun and easy watercolor activity for both kids and adults. Stop by anytime during the normal Remarket hours and make your very own work of art!
Currently on display: "Alter Ego"
We as artists frequently embed pieces of ourselves into our art. Be it through our own personal images, character stand-ins, representations of emotions, or simply imagery we feel strongly about, the artist’s ego shines through. Art also allows the exploration of the sides of ourselves we hide from the world. Maybe there is a longing for a simple reality in the midst of everyday stress and chaos, or the desire for adventure left unfulfilled, or opinions we keep to ourselves because we are afraid of being judged. This show theme is about exploring yourself through the creation of art.
Featuring artworks by Theresa Brooks, June Covington, Laura Davidson, Christine Engebretsen, Curtis Frederick, Jamie Gardner, Sarah Graham, Anne Perry, Hannah Tyler, and Ricky Dean Wyrick
Join us for the opening reception for "Alter Ego" our September show from 6-9pm.
Featuring art by Theresa Brooks, June Covington, Laura Davidson, Christine Engebretsen, Curtis Frederick, Jamie Gardner, Sarah Graham, Anne Perry, Hannah Tyler, and Ricky Dean Wyrick.
Duncanville Art's Council (Duncanville Design Studio) is hosting an art walk Saturday, July 1st at 100 South Main, Duncanville, TX. Artists wishing to apply for a booth to show, sell, or demonstrate their art can contact Anne Perry at: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Art Walk."
All will be welcome at this outdoor event! Come and see artwork, meet the artists, and support the arts in your community.
Join us June 10th from 6-9pm for the opening reception for our open call show titled “Memory”. See artwork by twelve artists working in different mediums and styles brought together under a common theme.
Featuring artworks by Laura Davidson, Christine Engebretsen, David Farrell, Sara Fields, Curtis Frederick, Jamie Gardner, Sarah Graham, Kenna Boles Prior, David Ross, Hannah Tyler, Steve Vanderwolk, and Ricky Dean Wyrick.
The last day to view the change themed show "Turn and Face the Strange" is June 2nd, 2017. After the 2nd we will begin preparations for our next show, on June 10th.
Turn and Face the Strange features artworks by Theresa Brooks, June Covington, Jamie Gardner, Sarah Graham, Douglas Gray, Emily Maness, Sandra Morante, Jessica Sinks, Hannah Tyler, and Kendra Wiggins.
Please visit the DeSoto Art League website for more information.
The DeSoto Art League Annual Art Show is open to all artists.
Location: The DeSoto City Hall Atrium, 211 E. Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto, TX 75115
Entries will be accepted in 7 categories: Oil or Acrylic, Watercolor, Dry Media (pastel, graphite, etc.), Mixed Media, 3-Dimensional, Photography/Digital and Student works.
All picture art must be supplied with wire hangers, no bracket hangers. Canvas paintings must have conforming painted edges or be framed. 3-D art must be displayable in our display case or be wall hangable with your supplied wire. Maximum painting dimension is 60 inches.
The judge will assign awards in each category. All categories are eligible for the Best of Show award. All the judges’ decisions are final. Awards will be determined by the number of entries in each category.
The submitted artwork shall not have been previously entered in a DAL show (mini-show entries are the exception). Art must be acceptable for family viewing (no nudes or sexually explicit work).
Entry drop off is May 25th, noon to 5:00 pm and May 26th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, 2017. No entries will be accepted after 5:00 pm, May 26.
The Show will be exhibited in the DeSoto City Hall Atrium from June 1, 2017 to July 27, 2017. No artwork may be picked up early without permission.
Artwork must be picked up on July 28, 2017 between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. There are no storage facilities for unclaimed artwork.
A Reception and Awards presentation will be held June 1st at the DeSoto City Atrium from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Fees: Non-members of DAL pay $10 per each piece of artwork. Members pay $5.00 per each piece of artwork ($3.00 for student members). You may renew or join the membership ($30) when submitting your work. Artists way enter up to 4 pieces of artwork.
Sales: A gift of 20% of the proceeds from any sales at the show will be made to the DeSoto Art League. Artwork should be priced accordingly.
Responsibility: The DeSoto Art League and the City of DeSoto will not assume any responsibility for the loss or damage to any piece of artwork. Paying entry fees and submitting artwork indicates the artist has read and fully understands the terms, conditions and date requirements of this prospectus. Desoto Art League is a 501(c)3 organization.
Questions: Call, Email or Text
Mari Vega, DAL President mobile 469-248-7966
Sly Cat Galley is announcing our annual Summer Open Call for 2017. This year the theme is “Memory.”
Consider the aspects of memory; a collection of moments, that when revisited hold more power than the truth. Recollections carry emotions that were lost on you at the time, and can only truly be felt once the moment has faded into memory.
All mediums are welcome, as are both 2-D and 3-D works. There is no specific size limit, just be aware if you are submitting a large piece it might be wise to include examples of smaller works as gallery space is limited. Up to 10 works can be submitted. There is no entry fee or age limit, but the artist MUST be local (from the Dallas-Fort Worth area).
1) Send a high-quality image or images via email.
2) Image list including: Title, artist’s name, medium, size, and year completed.
3) A short description of the work, the process of how it was made, and the inspiration behind it (keep it short, a paragraph or a page max).
4) Contact information including both email and phone number.
5) Artwork must be presentable; whether this means a frame for a painting or a mat for a drawing, or a simple base for a sculpture. If after selection you still need help with this, we are happy to assist.
6) Hanging hardware must be provided, D-rings for large pieces, wire for smaller works. Please no saw-tooth hangers as they do not work well with our hanging system.
Images must be submitted by May 13. Artists will be notified by May 17 if they are to participate. Artwork must be received by June 1, earlier if presentation help (framing, etc.) is needed. Paintings must be dry. More information about artwork drop-off and shipping will be given when artists are notified of acceptance.
Works will be on display from June 10 through Sept. 2, 2017, in our gallery at 206 South Broad St., Cedar Hill, TX 75104.
Works will be placed for sale on consignment for the agreed upon amount of time in accordance with the consignment agreement provided at the time of selection.
Sly Cat Gallery is proud to announce our March show, Turn and Face the Strange, a group show featuring ten artist united under the theme of Change.
This show features artwork by Theresa Brooks, June Covington, Jamie Gardner, Sarah Graham, Douglas Gray, Emily Maness, Sandra Morante, Jessica Sinks, Hannah Tyler, and Kendra Wiggins.
Join us at 206 South Broad St. from 6-9pm to see artwork, visit with the artists, and enjoy wine and snacks.
Join us in downtown Cedar Hill on Saturday December 10th for Holiday in Historic Downtown! Many of the downtown businesses will be offering activities and treats suited for kids and the entire family.
At Sly Cat we will be making ornaments, so be sure to stop by for some hot cider and to create your own unique ornament.
Kaleidoscope: A Study in Color, features artworks by 13 artists all united under the theme of color. Artists include Theresa Brooks, MJ Cardenas, June Covington, Jamie Gardner, Douglas Gray, Joe Horner, Emily Maness, Sandra Morante, Rhyanna Odom, Anne Perry, Kayla Rich, Olga Romanova, and Hannah Tyler.
Join us for wine and hors d'oeuvres.
Opening reception August 20th 6-9p.m.
Sly Cat Gallery is proud to announce our upcoming printmaking show entitled, Disrupting Serenity, featuring art by Jenna Barrois. MJ Cardenas, June Covington, Emily Maness, Sandra Morante, Jessica Sinks, Hannah Tyler, and Candace Weigand. Join us for the show’s opening reception on Saturday August 20th for wine and snacks, as well as outdoor art activities for children (or young-at-heart adults) to celebrate Small Town Saturday Night in historic downtown Cedar Hill.
Sly Cat Gallery is pleased to announce our June show, Narrative: every picture tells a story, featuring eleven artists sharing the stories, memories, and history behind their artworks. This show features works by Naomi Carlton, Jonnie Cotton, Jamie Gardner, Douglas Gray, Jackie Moore, Lola Newell, Raemee Powell, Kayla Rich, Olga Romanova, Hannah Tyler, and Dylan Wignall. The opening reception will be on Saturday June 25th, 6-9pm, all are welcome.
Sly Cat Gallery announces a call for entries for our June show with the theme Narrative.
Tell a story. Convey an experience. Express an emotion. Share a journey.
Stories are a critical part of the human experience, they teach lessons and pass along knowledge, point out the flaws of society, and can inspire emotion through empathy.
These are the only guidelines, whether they are followed to a tee or used as a loose interpretation is up to you as an artist. What is it that you have to share?
All art forms are welcome, 2D, 3D, painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, ceramic, sculpture, poetry, fabric, and book art. If it can be displayed, be it hung on a wall, set on a pedestal, it is eligible; however, our ability to display digital media art (that is not printed) is limited, and if selected will require more setup time and cooperation between gallery and artist.
Artwork must be submitted via email by Sunday, May 28th. Artist will be contacted by June 6th. Arrangements for artwork being dropped off at the gallery will be made at that time, and further instructions will be given. All artwork must be display ready, not rolled up in a tube. Framing art is encouraged but not required.
Artworks will be placed for sale in accordance to the agreed upon amount by the artist and gallery, though the work can be specified as not for sale (NFS) we encourage artists to place their work up for sale as our wall space is limited.
We look forward to experiencing your story, and can't wait for our patrons to go on a journey that you create.
- Send an email to email@example.com with several (high quality) pictures of the work or works you wish to submit for the show.
- Must include the works title, medium, dimensions, year of completion, and a brief description of how it follows the theme.
- Title the email: “Narrative show submission” followed by your name.
- Submission deadline: May 28th
- Our open call show themed "Narrative" requires submission via email by May 28th. By submission we simply mean an email with attached images of the works, the story or description, dimensions, medium, title, date created, and a commitment that the works will be available for display for the duration of the show.
- Contact deadline: June 6th
- We will contact you and provide further instructions
- Show: June 25th 6-9pm
- Work will remain up for 6 weeks