Visual Arts League of Allen
in association with 'Art Alliance of Allen'

Opportunities

Artist Opportunities


Several of VALA's members will be participating in Art Conspiracy 13 on Nov 11th! Come check out the artwork created for the show to benefit Seek the Peace is a grass-roots, peace-building organization working to foster a just and stable environment among war-torn and refugee communities  

Several of VALA's members will be participating in Art Conspiracy 13 on Nov 11th!

Come check out the artwork created for the show to benefit Seek the Peace is a grass-roots, peace-building organization working to foster a just and stable environment among war-torn and refugee communities

 

ART CON 13:
Saturday, November 11, 2017
7pm to 11:30pm
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

https://www.facebook.com/art.conspiracy/

Art Con 13 will feature more than 150 local artists who have been challenged to stretch their talents to create a piece of collectible art within 24 hours on a signature Art Con 18 x 18 board. The event will also present live musical performances featuring local talent. Musical guests TBA.

Seek the Peace is a grass-roots, peace-building organization working to foster a just and stable environment among war-torn and refugee communities. With the funds raised by Art Con (with your help), SEEK plans to implement art programming specifically designed for trauma-healing in the population they serve.

Art Con is Art Conspiracy’s signature event that began in 2005. Combining the forces of creativity and philanthropy, we set out to create public awareness for the arts and to bring artists and musicians together – to “conspire” for the benefit of the local arts scene. Since Art Conspiracy began operation, it has raised close to $300,000 for small programs that provide arts and music programming in North Texas, including Music Is Our Weapon, Make Art with Peace, La Reunion, Girls Rock Dallas, My Possibilities and Preservation Link, among other worthy causes.

Completed works will be presented for live auction with bids starting at $20, raising money for this year’s beneficiary, SEEK the Peacehttp://seekingpeace.org/.


Teach a Workshop of Your Choice

Are you an artist who would love to share your craft with other artists? Would you like to teach a workshop for VALA? We would love to have you! Please email us at vala.texas@gmail.com and let us know!


Pop Up Shop

The Blue House Too Gallery in Watter's Creek in Allen is in search for Artisans to display their wares in a monthly/bi-monthly pop up shop within the Gallery. If you have small art items, jewelry, textiles, pottery, etc and you are interested in creating a pop-up shop please contact the gallery directly. 

Blue House Too Artspace
934 Watters Creek Blvd. 
bluehousetoo@allenartsalliance.org

Manager: Oddrun Mahaffey


Joe Farmer

The City of Allen Joe Farmer Recreation Center is looking for an artist to conduct a one hour simple art class for individuals with disabilities such as  Down's Syndrome and Autism.

Here is the basic info on the class:

Title: Arts Galore
Promo: Come have fun and socialize with peers while creating all sorts of crafts. 
No prior experience needed. Just bring yourself and be prepared to have some fun!
Price: $20
Time: Tuesdays at 5:30-6:30PM
Min: 3 people Max:10 people

Artist will need to sign a contract with the City of Allen to provide this class at a 70/30 split. The charge for the class can but increased but they don't want to charge too much as these individuals do not have a lot of money. 
Caregivers or guardians will be asked to stay and assist with the art class if needed. The class would be as simple as painting a pot or using water colors or sketching out some pictures of animals. They would like the class to be held once a week for one hour each. 

Below is the contact information for the person heading up this program. 

Ryan Patterson | Recreation Specialist II
City of Allen | Parks & Recreation Department
214.509.4753 | rmpatterson@cityofallen.org

Please let me know if you have any questions or require additional info. Thank you for your consideration.  ~Synne Magar Ferguson