Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) will present Selections: DADA with art by artists represented by LuminArte Gallery and David Dike Fine Art beginning Saturday, July 6 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, located at 1300 Gendy Street in Fort Worth, Texas. The exhibition, a collaboration between DADA and Fort Worth Art Dealers Association (FWADA), will continue through Tuesday, July 30. Hours for the Fort Worth Community Arts Center are Mondays – Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
There will be a reception on Friday, July 12 from 6 – 9 p.m. and a panel discussion on Tuesday, July 16 from 7 – 8 p.m. The panel topic will be Art vs. Commodity: What is the value in art? Panelists will include an art appraiser, a museum representative, an art dealer, an art writer/critic, and an art auction house representative.
LuminArte will be exhibiting a wide range of local, regional, and international talent, including late and mid-career artists such as H.M. Saffer II, Ron Burkhardt, Robin Antar, Esther Wertheimer, Leanne Venier, Lee Ables, Katrin Alvarez, Shawn Man Roland, Alejandro Leyva, Ted Barr, and Li Haibing in the media of painting, ceramics, sculpture, and photography.
About Dallas Art Dealers Association
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 provide financial and career support for visual art students. DADA also presents the Spring Gallery Walk and the Fall Gallery Walk as well as panel discussions. Organized in 1985 by June Mattingly of Mattingly Baker Gallery and eleven other gallerists, 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 their 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.
About Fort Worth Community Arts Center
The mission of the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County is to create an environment that promotes, nurtures, and supports the arts in our community. The vision of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center supports the Arts Council’s mission by providing an affordable and quality event, visual, and performing arts venue for all the community. The CAC is a distinctive venue with office space for 10 arts organizations, nine galleries and two theatres. It functions as a venue for the purpose of exhibiting art, and presenting local and national, educational and cultural events.
About Fort Worth Art Dealers Association (FWADA)
The Fort Worth Art Dealers Association is a unique arts organization in a unique American place. Few cities of Fort Worth’s size are privileged to command such a wealth of major art museums, and fewer still have such a vital community spirit. What truly sets Fort Worth apart, however, is the vigorous, longstanding, clearly defined cooperation between the museums, the university art galleries, the non-profit exhibition spaces, and the art dealers, all of which are full working members of FWADA.To fulfill its stated mission to stimulate interest in the visual arts through educational programs, art scholarships, and art competitions, FWADA organizes, funds, and hosts exhibitions of noteworthy art. It sponsors the Fall Gallery Night for members and friends, as well as Spring Gallery Night.
About LuminArte Gallery
LuminArte Gallery, conveniently located in the Dallas Design District, showcases contemporary award-winning artists as well as bright, emerging talent. Specializing in art placement and interior design consultation, the gallery presents collectors, designers, and corporate clients with a diverse array of artwork in a variety of media, styles, and techniques. Representing over forty artists from more than a dozen countries, LuminArte continues to embrace the local art community by hosting an artist in residence program, and by providing workshops and continuing education opportunities.
Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday from noon – 6 p.m. For more information, call 214-914-4503 or visit www.luminarte.com and follow on Facebook.