Join Art Conspricy for a special performance by Sister and get a sneak peak of the more than 150 pieces of art that will be auctioned at Art Con 13. The VIP Party is your chance to meet the 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.
Proceeds from AC13 will benefit Seek the Peace, 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.
Female duo turned full band, Sister is a project based around a love for lyrics, melody, tight harmonies, and music that can make you want to dance or remind you of a memory you can relate to. Texas based artists Amanda Page and Haylee Ryan have been singing together and writing music for over 13 years, and this is their debut album with a full band backing them and collaborating to push their lyrics and melodies to a more true place of blues and rock, while still highlighting their unique vocal blend.
Come together, Conspirators, to unite over art, music, and philanthropy at Art Con 13 on Saturday, November 11, from 7pm to 11:30pm, returning for the second year in a row to Cedars Union, one of the hotbeds of the Dallas arts scene. Back in our element, the team will transform the industrial workspace for our annual art auctions and musical acts, all to support 2017’s beneficiary SEEK the Peace.
Stay tuned for our 24-hour Artist Call in early October, followed by artist and musical act announcements soon thereafter. Interested in helping out with Art Con 13? A call for volunteers is also forthcoming as the event approaches.
Celebrate and support the wonderful work of local artists, musicians and SEEK, as we endeavor together to embrace and uplift Dallas refugees to acclimate to and thrive within our city. What better way to welcome this community than through the universal language of art!
7:00 PM Doors
7:30 PM Show
8:40 PM Cure for Paranoia
10:00PM Pearl Earl
11:00 PM Event Close
On Saturday, June 3, please join Art Conspiracy for Art Con: PHOBIAS. Featuring more than 35 local artists, PHOBIAS challenges each artist to create a piece of collectible art that represents their interpretation of a deep-seated, perhaps irrational or overwhelming fear as relates to the concept of phobias. This being Art Conspiracy’s 13th year in existence, PHOBIAS seemed an ideal choice for our theme.
Combining the forces of creativity and philanthropy, we set out to “conspire” to bring artists and musicians together to raise funds and activate awareness for regional creative programs and causes.
Completed works will be presented for live auction starting at $20, raising money for this year’s beneficiary, who will be announced at PHOBIAS.
Cure for Paranoia:
Cure for Paranaoia is known for their wicked fusion of hip-hop, rock, pop, funk, and R&B built with an organic approach. In February, the band opened for Erykah Badu’s sold-out birthday show at the Bomb Factory in front of a crowd of over 4,000. A month later, they returned to the venue for another sold-out show opening for Ludacris. Cure for Paranoia is a group of people addicted to music, and this is an infectious energy captured in their live shows and recordings. Almost any night of the week the band can be seen performing live in Deep Ellum and are featured on bills or weekly residencies at places like Drugstore Cowboy, High & Tight Barbershop, and Three Links. On nights off, it is not unusual for Cure for Paranoia to perform on the street.
Pearl Earl is an all-female, psych/pop/prog/garage rock group based out of Denton, TX. The band was founded in late 2014 and released an EP titled “Karaoke Superstar” in 2015, which was nominated “Best EP” in the Dallas Observer Music Awards. They recently were awarded “Best Indie/Rock Band” and “Best Song” in the 2017 Denton Arts and Music Awards. Their first full-length album was recorded at Elmwood Recordings with Alex Bhore and Brack Cantrell and will be released in May 2017.
Featured artists include:
Richard Patterson, Cabe Booth, Jennifer Gregory Portz, Richard Ross, Rick Fontenot, Danny Rose, Can Turkyilmaz, Lisa Lindholm, Sierra Sintic, Dylan Dowdy, Leighton Autrey, Matthew Brinston, Diane Durant, Ross Grady High, Paxton Maroney, Haylee Ryan, Sully Ridout, Alexa Mason, Shoby Modjarrad, Kris Swenson, Michael Arreaga, Julie McCullough, Steven Reeves, Erin Reeves, Paul Semrad, Jiri Semrad, Steve Rainwater, Devyn Gaudet, Jayme Okerblom (Nourallah), Sarah Francis, Corey Godfrey, Rachel Spire, Caroline Oliver, Jill Foltz, Alejandra Lara Camargo, Danny Rix, Vivian Bull, Courtney Miles, Oliver Bradley, Erica Felicella
Since Art Con 10, Kettle Art has been invited to the preview of the artwork at our VIP event. They select a group of artists based on simple criteria and they are:
• Only based on the work the artist created for the Art Con event. They do not look up names, bios, portfolios or websites.
• The artist has to be brand new to the gallery
These Artists are invited to participate in an exhibition by and at Kettle Art. Come and see the show of the artists selected from Art Con 12 on January 12th 7-10pm.
Emily Nigma's Bright Shiny Objects
Mark your calendars! We'll be presenting the check to Music Is Our Weapon followed by our thank-you/wrap party for 2016 at the Double Wide on Tuesday, January 10, from 7 - 11pm.
Artists, volunteers and all fans and supporters of Art Conspiracy are welcome! And it's FREE! Come hang out with us... we'd love to celebrate another super successful year with all of you!
7:00 – 7:30 DJ Wild in the Streets
7:30 – 8:20 Auction #1
8:20 – 8:50 NITE
8:50 – 9:40 Auction #2
9:40 – 10:10 Band #2 - Sudie
10:10 – 11:00 Auction #3
11:00 – 11:30 Blue, The Misfit DJ Set
About Wild in the Streets:
DJ Wild in the Streets has been playing garage, psych, international pop, funk, soul & early R&B records (vinyl) at the best places in DFW for over a decade. She's created mixes for the Dallas Observer's music blog, and one of her favorite projects as a DJ has been to create a live soundtrack to the Dallas Museum of Art's 2013 Cindy Sherman exhibition, where Wild played in the gallery where Sherman's works were shown.
NITE are Canadian-born twin brothers, Kyle and Myles Mendes, based in Dallas, TX. The duo create a unique hybrid of electro...nic dream-pop music with a foray into rock. Their strong dueling vocals might remind oneself of Tears for Fears' Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, with a delivery of tasteful guitar hooks amidst bright synthesizers and throbbing drum machines.
Merging classical training with a unique DIY recording process, Sudie is an artist who’s truly forging her own territory. The 25-year-old singer, songwriter, producer and musician describes her sound as “something jazzy meets kind of crazy… if Bjork had arranged something for Ella Fitzgerald or Billie Holiday to sing over.” It’s a sound she’s crafted all by herself, utilizing a keyboard, microphone, and MacBook inside the confines of her tiny bathroom in Dallas, TX.
About Blue, The Misfit DJ:
Los Angeles-born & Dallas-raised, the experimental producer and cultivating lyricist, Blue, The Misfit, began his musical voyage in 2004. He is most known for his extensive production work at Top Dawg Entertainment, where under his former moniker “King Blue”, he produced popular tracks for every artist on the label, including Kendrick Lamar’s “P&P”, as well as Schoolboy Q’s “To The Beat” and Ab-Soul’s “Mixed Emotions” among others.
Come preview the art of AC12 and enjoy live music at our VIP event.
North Texas Giving Day is an online giving event for people across the nation (and the world!) to come together to raise as much money as possible for North Texas nonprofits on one day: September 22, 2016. For every donation over $25 to Art Con, the organization will match your contribution.
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 7:45 PM (ends at 9:30 PM)
Both artists will play an acoustic set.
Johnny Beauford is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist and front man of Americana project Jack Kerowax and long-time Dallas rock band Bravo Max. Beauford currently lives in Dallas, TX where he writes and records with Jack Kerowax, Bravo Max, Deadmoon Choir, and as a solo performer. He is known for his distinctive Americana style, soaring vocals, and narrative lyrics.
As a former Lubbockite, Daniel Markham falls in line with the likes of Terry Allen and The Flatlanders by following his own art instincts. With Disintegrator, Markham incorporates the strengths of past records (“Turning Blue”) while still exploring new ideas and territories (“Mosquitoes”.) Disintegrator takes Markham’s already unique perspective, songwriting, and voice, and magnifies it by 1000.
NEONNOAH is an indie rock/pop band formed in Dallas, Texas in late 2013 by Esteban Flores, Conner Mckinzie, and Jacob Norris after the trio realized they shared a passion for writing and producing honest music. Following the addition of drummer Derek Schurbon, the band released their debut EP "Reaching For Constellations".
The band has since been featured on radio stations across the country, various music blogs, IRL Box, and as artist of the month on Strumly. They have also signed a sync licensing deal with global clothing brand O'Neill (Europe). NEONNOAH continues to gain support and will be releasing their second EP, Bella Vita, in September 2016.
On Saturday, June 4, please join Art Conspiracy for Art Con ANONYMOUS. Featuring 39 local artists, ANONYMOUS challenges each artist to create a piece of collectible art using only grayscale values, allowing us to construct an atmosphere of anonymity as, at first glance, each creation and its creator will seem ANONYMOUS.
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.
Completed works will be presented for live auction starting at $20, raising money for this year’s beneficiary.
SuperSonic Lips (7:30 PM)
Vodeo (8:55 PM)
Son of Stan DJ Set (10:20 PM)
Artists: Brad Albright, Mike Arreaga, Abby Bagby, Cabe Booth, Taylor Effin Cleveland, Justin Clumpner, Pamela & Dylan Dowdy, Diane Durant, Hatziel Flores, Rick Fontenot, Kurt Griesbach, Jin-Ya Huang, Iris/Eva Hughey/Semrad, Lisa Lindholm, Lindsay Line, Paxton Maroney, Alexa Mason, Tiffany McAnarney, Julie McCullough, Aralyn Griesbach, Shoby Modjarrad, Mark Nelson, Richard Patterson, Brandon Pederson, Sully Ridout, Danny Rose, Richard Ross, Haylee Ryan, Clint Scism, Sierra Sintic, Sean Springer, Kristin Swenson, Olivia Themudo, Tramaine Townsend, Can Turkyilmaz, Megan Van Groll, Hobbes Vincent, and Jay Wilkinson
We're excited to announce our next Art Con(cert) with performances from Valise and Sister! Join us at the "The Corner Building" on May 19th. As a special offer, your ticket purchase to our May Art Con(cert) includes free entry to the Art Con SEED event on June 4!