Upcoming Addison Art Exhibitions at the Addison Conference Center

The showcase will display artwork from various local artists.

Amateur artists have the perfect opportunity to take their art from a canvas in their homes to a real gallery exhibit in Addison! The Addison Art program invites local, emerging artists to take showcase their work inside a gallery at the Addison Conference Centre. In 2018, there will be many opportunities to see unique and wonderful pieces of art created by members of the community!

“Future artists in 2018 include Bill Snelson, Melanie Brannan, Ginger Shanholt, Jamie Pickerell and Larry Brand,” explained Fran Powell, curator of the Addison Art program. “The summer show will again be a group show with a flower theme, including paintings, watercolors and photographs!”

Now, you can see a special group show called “Local Emerging Artists: Group Show,” which is running from now until January 7, 2018. The next show will be “Photomontages by Sharon Shere,” which will run from January 8-February 18.

The Addison Art program is a new opportunity for artists from North Texas to display their art in a public venue. The Addison Conference Centre, located at 15650 Addison Road in Addison, recently installed a gallery hanging system on the hallway and foyer walls of the building to display the art. The Town of Addison supports performing arts often during its summer concert series, WaterTower Theatre and other programs, but Addison Art is the first time the Town of Addison has assisted the visual arts by providing an enclosed public space for the display of two-dimensional artwork.

There are three main guidelines to have your work displayed in the Addison Art program: the artists must be living in the North Texas area, the artist must not have a gallery representation, and works must be family friendly and corporate suitable. Each exhibit will consist of between 20 and 35 pieces, and be displayed for approximately six weeks. If you are interested in applying to be a part of the program, email Powell at Fran.addisonart@gmail.com with photographs of the work and a short biography of the artist. Currently, Powell is particularly interested in finding artists that want to be included in the summer flower show.

Let 2018 be the year of art – take time to see or create great art today!

Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where she learned to love chips and salsa and hot weather. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and she currently works in the College Communications, Marketing and Outreach office at Richland College. Some of her passions include writing, traveling and re-reading the Harry Potter Series every chance she gets. In the spirit of spontaneity, Sydni lives her life with a pen in one hand and her video camera in the other; ready to capture the next great story.

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