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Dallas Gallery and Workshops Expands Artistic Horizons

By Kelly Church

Considered a "hidden gem" in Dallas, TX, The Artists' Showplace is an art gallery featuring all types of mediums: oils, watercolors, acrylics, ceramics, glass, wood, jewelry and more.

Owned by renowned South West Art Gallery of Dallas since July 2015, art is accepted and displayed from local, national and international artists. What sets this gallery apart is the availability of art workshops that teach unique and specific skills in fine art.

"Much more than a gallery, Artists' Showplace is the venue of choice for some of the country's premier panting workshops," San Cheang, Coordinator of Teaching Programs, says. "These workshops are offered throughout the year and are taught by some of the most prominent art teachers in the U.S. and beyond. We welcome artists of all skill levels from far and wide to come to our gallery to create and learn."

Upcoming workshops in 2016 are Cecy Turner's oil workshop, teaching landscape painting with oil paint as a medium. The award-winning artist will be hosting the three-day course starting Jan. 19. On Feb. 1, Sterling Edwards will be teaching a watercolor workshop for intermediate to advanced artists to learn about positive and negative painting, composition, creative color blends, glazing, charging colors and more. Coming up later in the year are more painting courses in watercolor, oil and acrylic. Each workshop has a course fee and a deposit is required to reserve a space.

For those more interested in viewing than creating, the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the public. Cheang says the Artists' Showplace attracts collectors, supporters of local art, decorators and browsers who find "inspiration and solace by being surrounded by art." With about 20 local artists on display and more than 50 national and international artists, there's a wide variety of art to appeal to the community.

"We invite you to meet us for a class or join us for a show," Cheang says. "Explore 12,000 square feet of fine art. And come discover one of Dallas' finest galleries that's not just a gallery."

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