Friday, February 23, 2024

Applications for Southlake Presents Are Now Open!

The Southlake Arts Council is looking for home-grown talent to display for the annual Southlake Presents exhibit.

Applications for this year’s Southlake Presents art show and competition are now open!

The Southlake Arts Council, in collaboration with the APEX Arts League, is excited to bring this award-winning art show back to Southlake Town Hall. Southlake Presents captures the range of Southlake’s talent through this innovative public art exhibit that exclusively features art by Southlake residents.

Don’t wait until the last minute to apply! The competition gets harder every year and this is a great way to get public exposure for your work in a world-class community facility.

Applications are now open and close on Friday, March 22. The Southlake Arts Council will jury all submissions and select the finalists towards the end of March.

Selected work will be displayed in the Town Hall Lobby from May 17, to June 28. A public art reception will take place on May 19 at 5:00 PM.

Rules and Eligibility:

  • Artists must be 18 years old or over and have graduated from high school.
  • Must provide proof of residence within Southlake City limits.
  • Artists can submit up to three recent works for consideration. (Recent means produced within the last two years).
  • Work must be 2D and ready to hang. (Ready to hang means framed and wired for hanging. Unprepared work will not be displayed).
  • Work must be original and created by the artists. We require pieces greater than 24×24 in., but not larger than 60×70 inches.
  • Previous applicants are welcome to apply again but must submit new pieces from the previous year.
  • Work must be “family appropriate,” with no sexual, bloody, or violent content allowed.

Apply today.

We can’t wait to see what the Southlake community creates!

Join Us for the Second- Annual Southlake Presents Art Reception

Spring is the perfect time to appreciate art in Southlake and it’s time to shift the focus on our local arts community once again.

The Southlake Arts Council has been hard at work preparing its free art exhibit for the community, and you don’t want to miss the chance to meet your artistic neighbors. The Arts Council proudly invites you to attend the second-annual Southlake Presents Art Show Reception on Sunday, May 14 at 5:00 PM in Town Hall. We know it’s Mother Day’s so grab your mom and treat her to a classy night of good art and even better company!

Join us at the Town Hall Lobby for an evening of art appreciation and light refreshments! Take the time to marvel at the artistic accomplishments of our very own residents. There is so much talent to celebrate in Southlake!

This year the Southlake Arts Council received over 24 art submissions from various local artists. From those incredible submissions, thirteen pieces were selected to be featured for the Southlake Presents Art Show. We even have some returning artists being featured once again!

Here’s a sneak peek at the artists that make up the Southlake Presents Exhibit:

  • Andrea Shaw
  • Klaus Mayer
  • Aparna Srivatsa
  • Wafa Abbasi
  • Mary Sweeney Howe
  • Penelope Palumbo
  • David Walsh
  • Christopher Sanders
  • Deanna Kienast

The Southlake Presents Art Show Exhibit is in the Southlake Town Hall lobby from May 12 to June 30, 2022. Thank you to the Southlake Arts Council and the APEX Arts League for sponsoring the Southlake Presents Art Reception.

Congratulations to the 2023 Southlake Presents Art Show and Competition Selected Artists!

We called for Southlake-based artists, and you delivered!

The Southlake Arts Council had a great time conducting the blind jury for this year’s Southlake Presents Art Show and Competition during their March meeting. We solicited 2D works of art from Southlake’s resident artists, and received world-class submissions from multiple unique creators!

While we can’t feature every artist that submitted, the Southlake Arts Council greatly appreciates every artist who submitted their work for consideration.

After vigorous deliberation, here are the artists selected for the 2023 Southlake Presents Art Show and Competition:

  • Andrea Shaw
  • Klaus Mayer
  • Aparna Srivatsa
  • Wafa Abbasi
  • Ethan Jones
  • Mary Sweeney Howe
  • Penelope Palumbo
  • David Walsh
  • Christopher Sanders
  • Deanna Kienast

Congratulations to all featured artists!

Don’t miss your chance to see what Southlake has to offer. Mark your calendars for the 2023 Southlake Presents Art Show and Competition public art reception on Sunday, May 14 from 5:00- 6:30 PM at the Town Hall Lobby. It will be an evening of art, good food, good company, and a celebration of Southlake’s artistic spirit!

Check out our website to learn more about Southlake’s Public Art Program!

Don’t Forget to Submit Your Artwork For Southlake Presents

Southlake painters, photographers, and innovative 2-D artists: Don’t forget to submit your artwork for the second-annual Southlake Presents Art Show and Competition.

The Southlake Arts Council wants to remind you that the submission deadline for Southlake Presents is coming soon! Wrap up your final creations, and submit your digital application by Friday, March 24!

The Southlake Presents Art Show and Competition will showcase our local professional artist community for all to see in Southlake Town Hall. This is the opportunity for you if you are a Southlake-based artist looking to expand your visibility. Don’t forget to look at the rules for eligibility before you submit!

Selected works will be on display in the Southlake Town Hall Lobby from May 12 to June 30! A public art reception will take place on Sunday, May 14, from 5:00- 6:30 PM.

Here is what Arts Council Member Terri Messing said about this award-winning event: “I like the idea of offering a talented artist in the community a place to showcase their work. I’m looking forward to seeing different art and a variety of work from people in the community. Maybe they’ve never shown their pieces in public before. Maybe your neighbor is an artist, and you didn’t even know it. I’m excited to bring the community together through artwork.”

Don’t miss your chance to exhibit amongst the best and brightest artists in our community! Apply today!

Community Services Department Wins Two Programming TRAPS North Region Awards

Community programming is a quintessential aspect of Parks and Recreation. The goal of the Community Services team is to create world-class experiences for our residents and participants.

 

Recently, the Community Services Department learned that it won two awards from the Texas Recreation and Parks Society North Region. The Southlake Senior Activity Center’s Floral Friends Program won the Excellence in Programming Award (Class II).  The Southlake Arts Council won the Arts and Humanities Programming Award (Class II) for the Southlake Presents Art Show and Competition.

 

These two awards represent our community’s commitment to excellence in the field of Recreation. We are proud to receive this recognition because these two programs highlight the extraordinary efforts of Southlake residents. 

 

Let’s learn a bit more about each award.

 

Floral Friends Program

The Floral Friends program is simple. Every week, a senior center member picks up unsold flowers from a local grocer through a community partnership and delivers them to the Senior Activity Center. Once dropped off, another group of volunteer seniors works on arranging the flowers into masterpieces that elevate the visitor experience at Legends Hall.

 

The Floral Friends program unites our senior volunteers through the common goals of learning, taking pride in their shared space, and bringing joy to those who utilize the facility. They work hard to make the Senior Activity Center at The Marq a home away from home for visitors and employees alike! This cost-neutral program also strengthened community relations and improved waste reduction while providing vital social and creative interactions for our active adults. The benefits of this program are three-fold. It builds a long-lasting partnership with a local business, reduces waste by utilizing unsellable flowers through an in-kind donation, provides an avenue for a low-to-no-cost program for the senior center, and brings our Senior community joy. Talent-sharing, catering to the needs of our senior community and supporting our local businesses perfectly tie into the City of Southlake’s Strategy Map principle of Partnership and Volunteerism.

 

The Southlake Senior Activity Center is so proud of our Floral Friends volunteers for being recognized for their dedication to beautifying our shared spaces. 

 

Southlake Presents Art Show and Competition

The Southlake Presents Art Show and Competition was the brainchild of the Southlake Arts Council. It was brought to life by a partnership that included City staff, Arts Council members, the APEX Arts League, and local Southlake artists. The Southlake Arts Council desired to emphasize the significance of the arts in Southlake by mounting a public art exhibit that only featured pieces created by Southlake residents for the first time. Planning began in early 2022, and the application period lasted from January to March 15. The program was advertised on the City’s social media, the Experience Southlake website, and My Southlake News. 

 

Twenty-four local artists entered over 70 original pieces into the competition by the time the deadline rolled around. The Southlake Arts Council selected 15 unique pieces ranging from oil and watercolor on canvas, photography, and mixed media, to quilt art for the exhibit. 

 

In addition to the exhibit, the City of Southlake, the Southlake Arts Council, and the APEX Arts League partner to provide a public art reception to kick off every new public art display in the Town Hall. The Southlake Presents Art Show Reception was on Sunday, May 1, at 5:00 PM in the Town Hall Lobby. Participating artists and their families came to celebrate their art and answer questions.

 

Congratulations to our Senior Activity Center Floral Friends volunteers and the Southlake Arts Council for being recognized for your extraordinary commitment to strengthening our community.

 

The Community Services Department will publicly accept both awards at the TRAPS North Region Conference at the Irving Convention Center on Thursday, November 3.

 

The Southlake Arts Council Seeks Artists for First-Ever Southlake Presents Art Show and Competition

Attention all local artists, visionaries, and creatives!

The Southlake Arts Council is excited to announce the first-ever Southlake Presents art show and competition!

The Southlake Presents art show will showcase our local professional artist community for all to see in Southlake Town Hall. If you are a Southlake-based artist looking to expand your visibility, then this is the opportunity for you!

Rules and Eligibility:

  • Artists must be 18 or over and must have graduated from high school. Students need not apply.
  • Must provide proof of residence within Southlake city limits or Carroll ISD.
  • Artists can submit up to three works for consideration.
  • Work must be 2D and ready to hang.
  • Work must be original and created by the artist.
  • Work must be “family appropriate,” with no sexual, bloody, or violent content allowed.

***Southlake Arts Council reserves the right to refuse any art exhibits submitted that do not comply with the above guidelines.

If you are interested in submitting your art to the Southlake Presents art show and competition, please complete your digital application by March 15.

Selected works will be exhibited in the Southlake Town Hall lobby from April 29, 2022, to July 1, 2022. A public Art Reception will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2022, from 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM, sponsored by the Southlake Arts Council and the APEX Arts League.

The Southlake Arts Council looks forward to seeing your submissions!