2017 Spring Show: The Next Big Thing Happening In The League

Our  next big show will be open to all artists who: live near and far, are young and young and heart, and work in a wide range of media.

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  • The DeSoto Art League Annual Art Show is open to all artists.

  • Location: The DeSoto City Hall Atrium, 211 E. Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto, TX 75115

  • Entries will be accepted in 7 categories: Oil or Acrylic, Watercolor, Dry Media (pastel, graphite, etc.), Mixed Media, 3-Dimensional, Photography/Digital and Student works.

  • All picture art must be supplied with wire hangers, no bracket hangers. Canvas paintings must have conforming painted edges or be framed. 3-D art must be displayable in our display case or be wall hangable with your supplied wire. Maximum painting dimension is 60 inches.

  • The judge will assign awards in each category. All categories are eligible for the Best of Show award. All the judges’ decisions are final. Awards will be determined by the number of entries in each category.

  • The submitted artwork shall not have been previously entered in a DAL show (mini-show entries are the exception). Art must be acceptable for family viewing (no nudes or sexually explicit work).

  • Entry drop off is May 25th, noon to 5:00 pm and May 26th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, 2017. No entries will be accepted after 5:00 pm, May 26.

  • The Show will be exhibited in the DeSoto City Hall Atrium from June 1, 2017 to July 27, 2017. No artwork may be picked up early without permission.

  • Artwork must be picked up on July 28, 2017 between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. There are no storage facilities for unclaimed artwork.

  • A Reception and Awards presentation will be held June 1st at the DeSoto City Atrium from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

  • Fees: Non-members of DAL pay $10 per each piece of artwork. Members pay $5.00 per each piece of artwork ($3.00 for student members). You may renew or join the membership ($30) when submitting your work. Artists way enter up to 4 pieces of artwork.

  • Sales: A gift of 20% of the proceeds from any sales at the show will be made to the DeSoto Art League. Artwork should be priced accordingly.

  • Responsibility: The DeSoto Art League and the City of DeSoto will not assume any responsibility for the loss or damage to any piece of artwork. Paying entry fees and submitting artwork indicates the artist has read and fully understands the terms, conditions and date requirements of this prospectus. Desoto Art League is a 501(c)3 organization.

Questions: Call, Email or Text

Bryan Reynolds, Show Director 469-337-8367
24breynolds@gmail.com
, dalspringshow@gmail.com

Mari Vega, DAL President mobile 469-248-7966
desotoartleague@gmail.com

Meet the Juror – Deepa Koshaley

Deepa Koshaley is the Gallery Director of the TVAA Downtown Dallas Gallery. She is an artist, yoga teacher, Art of Living Foundation Faculty, and Landscape Architect, born in India.

Her background in non-profit administration spans over 10 years and she serves on numerous boards and committees within the arts community. She has exhibited and won awards in various juried shows.

Deepa’s paintings are influenced by architecture and the landscape. She works in abstract and realism style. With an architecture background her work is influenced by the structure side of it, interested in light, form and color. Her realism style is influenced by her profession as a Landscape Designer.

Coming from India, a country of vibrant colors, she is inspired by the bright colorful festivals and dresses and captures that vibrancy in her paintings. As an expression of her professional duality, her art practice includes: acrylic painting, drawing, graphic design and 3D video animation. Spontaneity, unpredictability and self-discovery in creating the artworks constantly excites her!

For more, see Deepa’s website http://deepadesignscape.com