New Art Gallery Features Works from Local Artists!

Show Me the Monet Gallery of Fine Art had its Grand Opening on Friday, September 26, 2019! 

Pepper Crary, Mansfield Art Association Board Member and Vice President, launched her new gallery as a place to allow local artists the opportunity to display and sell their art. 

Currently, the gallery features works from 24 local artists and includes a variety of mediums and artistic styles. In addition to works of art, there are also original pieces of locally crafted jewelry and unique gifts items. 

The Show Me the Monet Gallery of Fine Art is located inside Gracie Lane at 4720 South Cooper Street in Arlington. 

The gallery also hosted a successful silent auction to benefit the Mansfield Art Association during the grand opening. 

Below are some photos from the grand opening that featured many Mansfield Art Association artists!

Pepper Crary, Gallerist, just prior to the Grand Opening Celebration!

Pepper Crary, Gallerist, just prior to the Grand Opening Celebration!

Gary Crary checking the food table prior to start of the event.

Gary Crary checking the food table prior to start of the event.

Silent auction items to benefit the Mansfield Art Association!

Silent auction items to benefit the Mansfield Art Association!

Jim Gensheer, water color artist, did a live painting during the event.

Jim Gensheer, water color artist, did a live painting during the event.

Patti Wilkinson, acrylic and oil artist, also did a live painting during the grand opening.

Patti Wilkinson, acrylic and oil artist, also did a live painting during the grand opening.

Linda Roman talks to a couple of guests while Patti paints.

Linda Roman talks to a couple of guests while Patti paints.

Mark Cummings, one of the many MAA artists, stands by one of his paintings in the gallery.

Mark Cummings, one of the many MAA artists, stands by one of his paintings in the gallery.

Everybody had a great time and enjoyed the art and camaraderie with the artists. Three artists, Pepper Crary, Sandra Grimland and Bruce Tinch (right) spend time with Scott Oldenburg and Gary Crary (left).

Everybody had a great time and enjoyed the art and camaraderie with the artists. Three artists, Pepper Crary, Sandra Grimland and Bruce Tinch (right) spend time with Scott Oldenburg and Gary Crary (left).

The turnout by the public was good and the grand opening was a huge success for local artists!

The turnout by the public was good and the grand opening was a huge success for local artists!

Mansfield Art Association's First Annual Fine Arts Gallery and Exhibition

On July 13th, approximately 450 people from Mansfield and surrounding communities participated in this event. They enjoyed the art, the music, the hors d’oeuvres, and the chance to network with the artists. Admission to the event was free to the public as part of the mission statement of MAA to enhance awareness of and appreciation for the visual arts and visual artists in the community!

We are not able to put all the photos online, but these will highlight the evening activities as well as many of the Mansfield Art Association artists who participated in our First Annual Fine Arts Gallery Night!

Miss Mansfield and Miss Teen Mansfield served as greeters for the event.

Miss Mansfield and Miss Teen Mansfield served as greeters for the event.

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Inspirations Catering provided the charcuterie table to the delight of all participants.

Inspirations Catering provided the charcuterie table to the delight of all participants.

James Spurlock conducted a live painting during the evening so participants could watch his techniques.

James Spurlock conducted a live painting during the evening so participants could watch his techniques.

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Forte Strings provided a variety of musical genres for the entire evening.

Forte Strings provided a variety of musical genres for the entire evening.

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This is a list of the Mansfield Art Association artists that participated in the Gallery Night.

This is a list of the Mansfield Art Association artists that participated in the Gallery Night.

Copy of First Annual Fine Arts Gallery Night in Arlington Today!

The Mansfield Art Association’s First Annual Fine Arts Gallery Night was a HUGE success. The public turned out by the hundreds and thoroughly enjoyed a well-planned and coordinated event. Thank you to all MAA artists for your support and participation in each phase of this project. Editors from the Arlington Today magazine published photos from the Gallery Night in the August 2019 edition. Below are the pictures they published.

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Feb. Artists of the Month in Star-Telegram

The Fort-Worth Star-Telegram picked up the story about our Artists of the Month for February! They wrote:
”Winners of the February Artist of the Month drawing include: First place – Bill Quick, “Bear in Bodie,” digital art, displayed at Hilltop Bicycle Center on Main Street; runner-up, second place – Rick Sales, “Wagon Wheel,” pencil drawing, displayed at Hearth Cafe in Tom Thumb shopping center; runners-up third place, tie, Mary Norris Johnson, “Black and White Forest,” acrylic, Paisley Grace on Main Street, and James Coffelt, “Clockwork Owl,” digital art, Hilltop Bicycle Center.

Winning pieces will be displayed until March 18. The group will meet 6:30–8:30 p.m. March 18 at the Chris Burkett Service Center, 620 S. Wisteria.

Visit the association website at www.mansfieldart.org for more information.”

AVAA Presents Cold Wax Demo

The Arlington Visual Arts Association will present a Cold Wax Demonstration by Telise Rodelv on Monday, March 11th, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
This demonstration will be at the Bob Duncan Community Center, 2800 South Center Street, 
Arlington.

Here is a link to her website:
Teliserodelv.com

MAA Members, have fun at Arts Week!

The Mansfield Art Association (MAA) encourages all our members to participate in the March Arts Week, organized and facilitated by the Mansfield Commission for the Arts (MCA).  

March Arts Week, organized and facilitated by the  Mansfield Commission for the Arts  (MCA).

March Arts Week, organized and facilitated by the Mansfield Commission for the Arts (MCA).


The MCA, a separate entity from the MAA,  is responsible for the conception and the implementation of all events and activities of the Arts Week.  The Mansfield Art Association has not been involved in coordinating or planning of the Arts Week.  



The MAA apologizes for any misconceptions that may have arisen by our web site posts that asked for participation by MAA members.  The MAA respects and appreciates the time and effort by the MCA involved in bringing such an event to Mansfield.

Arlington Visual Art Association Regional Juried Art Exhibit

 A sister art association is have their
2019 Call for Entries,
43rd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibit

Find information at http://www.arlingtonvisualarts.com/exhibitions.html

February 4th - April 8th
Reception, February 22nd, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Bob Duncan Community Center Art Room
2800 South Center Street, Arlington, Texas 76014

Please  check the show dates  and be sure that a piece you enter into the AVAA show has not been entered in another show whose dates conflict with our dates. Artwork selected for the AVAA Show is expected to hang throughout the entire exhibition.
Not all entries can be accepted into this show due to limited exhibit space.  The Juror's charge is to select a varied show which includes a variety of media, art styles and subject matter. Artists may exclude their work from being considered for an award if they wish.
Exhibitors must be 18 years of age or older.

 Exhibit Categories
1.  Works on paper or mounted on sub-straight
2.  Photography including work on canvas, glass or metal
3.  Works on Canvas, excluding Photographs
4.  3-dimensional works:  sculpture, hand-wheeled pottery, jewelry, mixed media wall hangings 

Entry Fees
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all fees are non-refundable)

$10.00 per entry with a limit of three (3) entries.
Memberships (Individual):  $25.00
Family/Husband & Wife:  $25.00+$10.00 or $35.00 

Art Receiving Day:  Intake Day

Monday, February 4th, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.
All entries must be hand delivered to the Bob Duncan Center.
Fees paid by cash or check
Entry fees must be paid upon entry. For further information, call
Kathy Kline, 817-692-5987 or Ann Webb, 281-705-7033

2/19 General Meeting & Spurlock Demo

We had a wonderful time at our first official monthly meeting! Turnout was great, and James Spurlock IMPRESSED us with his skills and his very practical tips, especially his mad skills in color mixing. See our blog, here on this website under NEWS, for information for the outcomes of our first ever Artist of the Month contest. Thanks again to our Parks Department for allow us the use of the meeting room in the Chris Burkett Center!

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It was amazing to get up-close and personal with an artist of the caliber of James Spurlock. And, he was not shy in sharing his techniques and tips!

It was amazing to get up-close and personal with an artist of the caliber of James Spurlock. And, he was not shy in sharing his techniques and tips!

1/19 Artists of the Month

At our January meeting, we selected our first Artists of the Month. Artists who wished to participate each brought a piece to enter, artist’s names were hidden with tape, all the pieces were then displayed, and the membership voted by secret ballot on their choices for first, second and third places.

 Congratulations go out to Dave Goodwin, the first ever MAA Artist of the Month, for "Golden Girl” (photography), which is now on display at the Hilltop Bicycle Center on Main Street in Downtown Mansfield.

Patti Wilkinson received Runner-up, 2nd Place for her oil painting “Fall’s Glory” which is on display at the Hearth Cafe (in the Tom Thumb shopping center at Hwy 287 and Country Club Rd).

Mary Norris placed 3rd for her mixed media painting, “The Old Mill Stream”  which may be viewed at the Paisley Grace Boutique on N. Main Street.

We will be issuing press releases shortly to the Star Telegram and Mansfield Magazine.

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Many thanks go out to owner Jeff Delavega of Hilltop Bicycle Center for displaying winning MAA art in his business! His shop is located right on Main Street in Historic Downtown Mansfield.

Many thanks go out to owner Jeff Delavega of Hilltop Bicycle Center for displaying winning MAA art in his business! His shop is located right on Main Street in Historic Downtown Mansfield.

Patti Wilkinson’s oil painting, “Fall’s Glory”, is on display at the Hearth Cafe (in the Tom Thumb shopping center at Hwy 287 and Country Club Rd).

Patti Wilkinson’s oil painting, “Fall’s Glory”, is on display at the Hearth Cafe (in the Tom Thumb shopping center at Hwy 287 and Country Club Rd).

MAA Artists move-in at The Off The Grid Gallery

November 13, 2018

MAA artists and friends met this afternoon to hang pieces (for sale!) at The Off The Grid Gallery in Downtown Mansfield. Fun times!

Artists now showing on The Grid include: James Coffelt, Meline Davalos, Dave Goodwin, Suzie McNeill Goodwin, Jacy Kennedy, Eddie & Mary Elizabeth Phillips, Linda Roman and Rick Sales.

The OTGG is located inside Dirty Job Brewing at 117 North Main Street. This community gallery is a joint effort of Downtown Mansfield, Inc. and Dirty Job Brewing.