Tracey Harris, Self Help. Courtesy of Craighead Green Gallery.

Tracey Harris, Self Help. Courtesy of Craighead Green Gallery.

The Dallas Art Dealers Association is proud to present its annual DADA Spring Gallery Walk April 18–20, 2013, featuring thirty-five of DADA’s leading member galleries, museums, and nonprofit art spaces. The three-day event includes Panel Discussions, a Gallery Walk, DADA Docents, the Edith Baker Art Scholarship Show, the Senior Juried Show for Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and Bike Swarm in the Design District with Bike Friendly Oak Cliff.

Thursday, April 18, 7–8:30 p.m.
DADA Panel Discussion
Topic: How to Create Your Own Art Studio

Creative Arts Center, 2360 Laughlin Drive
Dallas, Texas 75228

Tickets are $10, available here or $15 at the door.

Moderator: Eileen Miles Biggs
Panelists: Pamela Nelson, Michael O’Keefe, Albert Scherbarth, and Keer Tanchek.

DADA is pleased to partner with the Creative Arts Center for this panel, with funding provided by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Proceeds benefit DADA’s Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund.


Friday, April 19, 6–8 p.m.
Edith Baker Art Scholarship Award Ceremony 

DADA will present two scholarships of $2500—along with mentorships, internships, and artists’ studio visits—to two visual art students from the Dallas County Community College District at an award ceremony at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, 3109 Carlisle Street. Art of the winners and the other finalists will be exhibited April 19–27. DADA is proud to announce that its additional scholarship is courtesy of The Kenneth R. Craighead Jr. and Steven L. Green Foundation for Arts and Education. The Finalists are Misty Adams of North Lake College, Ethan Audet of Cedar Valley College, Reyna Flores of Mountain View College, Amy He of Eastfield College, Roy Martinez of El Centro College, David Namaksy of Richland College, and Virginia Robertson of Brookhaven College. The Scholarship Jury includes Edith Baker, Marcie Inman, Sue Flynn, Lisa Taylor, and Kenneth Craighead.


Alison Shaw, Gannon & Benjamin Boat Yard II 1996. Courtesy Sun to Moon Gallery.

Alison Shaw, Gannon & Benjamin Boat Yard II 1996. Courtesy Sun to Moon Gallery.

Saturday, April 20, 6–8 p.m.
Reception for Senior Juried Show of Booker T. Washington High School Visual Art Students 

Norwood Flynn Gallery will host a reception for the Senior Juried Show, featuring senior visual art students from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. All of the proceeds benefit the student artists and DADA’s Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund. The gallery is located at 3318 Shorecrest Drive. The exhibition and reception are free. The exhibition dates are April 14–20. Call 214.351.3318 for more information on the exhibition or visit norwoodflynngallery.com.


Saturday, April 20, 2–8 p.m.
DADA Spring Gallery Walk

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 dallasartdealers.org to print out a map. Hours at each gallery vary; please see individual listings. For more information, call 214.914.1099 or e-mail info@dallasartdealers.org.


Saturday, April 20, 1:30–5 p.m.
DADA Bike Swarm

Cyclists of all age levels and abilities are invited to the Dallas Art Dealers Association and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s Bike Swarm as part of the DADA Spring Gallery Walk on Saturday, April 20, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at DADA member Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 West Jefferson Boulevard. The event is free and includes a self-guided tour of the art galleries located in the Design District.


Saturday, April 20, 2–8 p.m.
DADA Docents Program

High school students serve as exhibition hosts at select DADA galleries.


Brian Kosoff, Bonneville, 2012. Courtesy of Afterimage Gallery.

Brian Kosoff, Bonneville, 2012. Courtesy of Afterimage Gallery.

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 through multiple programs. DADA also presents the Spring Gallery Walk and Fall Gallery Walk. 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 its 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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