We’ve had a blast introducing you to some of our favorite Dallas creatives over the last several days. And now we’d like to invite you to get to know them all a little better. The Art Convicts’ crimes are mere reflections of the people they are and what they do in and for our fair city. This Sunday evening, we will be having a little Jail Break gathering to celebrate our Convicts’ pending freedom with all of you, as we count down to the final hours of their bail collection. Join us this Sunday at Ten Bells Tavern in Oak Cliff from 6-9pm. Our Art Con bail bond agents will be present and accepting any last-minute bail money.
We also want to take this opportunity to tell you a little more about the shenanigans we have been getting ourselves into with our year-round-organization model. Ultimately, our goal is to continue to give back as often as we can, all year long. Which is exactly why we came up with a concept that connects artists and galleries using our large fall event as the catalyst. The idea is called Art Con Select, and we’re in our second year making these valuable connections.
We love this concept because we really want to focus on an “art is for everyone” model. That said, any gallery that participates in this project chooses as many artists as they want, blindly. No websites, no portfolio reviews, no studio visits, no planned face-to-face conversations – just one piece of art, created in one day, in a warehouse, on our signature 18″x18″ panel. Art Conspiracy has no say in the selections. The rule for the galleries is, they may only choose artists who have never shown with them before. It is a joy to see these connections made and later attend the exhibitions born out of these relationships.
We launched Art Con Select with the Kettle Art Gallery. They have been and continue to be wonderful partners with Art Con, and there’s a reason Kettle-owner Frank Campagna is an Art Convict – his Deep Ellum gallery has done and continues to do so many incredible things for Dallas artists.
It is only with your help that Art Con can continue to forge ahead, planting deeper roots in our community. Every little bit helps the volunteer team to execute and facilitate these projects and programs. Whether it be helping artists in whatever ways we can or providing the team with better tools for promoting who we are and what we do and highlighting all of our wonderful partnerships throughout the community. We thank you for your continued support and hope you’ll consider bailing out one of our fantastic Art Convicts.