Month: March 2021

URBAN ARTIST MARKET ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRY “BEST OF SHOW” JURIED COMPETITION

Urban Artist Market announces their first-ever “Best of Show” Juried Competition and are accepting submissions now via WESTAF CaFÉ through April 30, 2021. “I am truly excited to be recognizing our artists while presenting their work,” said Urban Artist Market Producer Christopher Miller. “Artists will be evaluated on proficiency and excellence of their craft.” Artists may submit in the following disciplines: painting printmaking/photography/digital art mixed media/encaustic/mosaic leather/fiber art/wearable art jewelry design sculpture ceramics/pottery woodworking basketry glass art metal smithing drawing The prestigious Arts & Culture Texas Magazine will be announcing the winners to their subscribers, and the winners will also be displayed on the Urban…

Texas Painter Melanie Brannan Chronicles Friendship And Loss Through Art

What are the gifts of creative expression? Can creativity help us navigate illness and grief? Artist and Certified Educator for Golden Artist Colors Melanie Brannan uses painting and writing to share stories of her journey with House Manager and Gallery Director Maryann Wegloski through nodular melanoma diagnosis. In this podcast, Melanie reveals her current solo show “A Celebration of Friendship” at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson, Texas. Each painting includes a descriptive story that explains the love, laughter, and lament experienced through Melanie’s and Maryann’s journey together. Conversation highlights include the importance of appreciating our relationships, investing in our friends, and the art…