On November 10, 2018, step into Art Con 14's surreal landscape as we raise funds together for Cry Havoc Theater Company. We've been through a r/evolution and come out on the side of enlightenment and utopian kinship. As artists and advocates for creativity, we revel in joining efforts for the benefit of those using critical thought and the tools of creation to better the world. Come for the art, stay for the entertainment (musical guests: Sealion, Van Darien, Son of Stan (DJ set), leave with a smile on your face (and hopefully some awesome art in your hands).
Cry Havoc Theater Company was founded in Dallas, TX in 2014 by Mara Richards Bim. Since then, the youth theatre company has quickly earned a reputation for devising provocative theatre around complex social justice issues. Cry Havoc Theater Company’s vision is to challenge audience expectations of what youth theater is through their uncompromising belief that young people have the intellectual appetite and emotional maturity to tackle provocative material. In April 2018, Cry Havoc received the National Community Impact Award from Theatre for Young Audiences/ USA at a ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
Cry Havoc Theater Company’s body of work includes eight productions (seven of which are original works): "Babel" (2018) a documentary/verbatim piece about guns and gun violence in America; "Sex Ed" (2018 workshop performance) about the damage caused by abstinence-only sex education; "A History of Everything" (2018) about the evolution of humanity and violence; "The Great American Sideshow" (2017) a political allegory about the Trump administration; "Shots Fired" (2017) a documentary/verbatim piece about the Dallas police shootings; Naomi Iizuka’s "Good Kids" (2016) about the 2012 Steubenville High School rape; "Shut Up and Listen!" (2016) about teenage angst; and “The (out)Siders Project" (2015) about gangs in Dallas.
Tickets are $10 online/$15 at the door. See you November 10!
Join Art Conspiracy for our annual VIP Party and get a sneak peek at the more than 150 works of art that will be auctioned off at Art Con 14. The VIP Party is your chance to meet and mingle with our 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"x18" board.
Proceeds from AC14 will benefit Cry Havoc Theater Company. Cry Havoc was founded in Dallas, TX, in 2014 by Mara Richards Bim. Since then, the youth theatre company has quickly earned a reputation for devising provocative theatre around complex social justice issues. Cry Havoc Theater Company’s vision is to challenge audience expectations of what youth theater is through their uncompromising belief that young people have the intellectual appetite and emotional maturity to tackle provocative material.
Limited tickets to this exclusive event are available for $50, with which you will also receive a complimentary Art Con koozie, access to locally sponsored beverages, and special guest DJ set by the fabulous RONNIE HEART, PLUS a ticket to our main event, Art Con 14, on November 10!
For Art Con: R/EVOLUTION, we’re excited to auction off more than 50 works of art representing the artists’ individual perspectives of evolution and revolution and how each influences and leads to the other. All works will be offered via Art Con-style auction as we kick off our 2018 community-driven philanthropy. Auction proceeds will be collected for this year’s beneficiary, which will be announced before the night’s festivities end. There will also be food trucks and bar services provided by The Bomb Factory.
Artists being showcased this year include Alejandra Camargo, Andrew Kochie, Ben Griffith, Bill Rogers, Brent Wood, Cabe Booth, Can Turkyilmaz, Cathey Miller, Ciara Bryant, Corey Godfrey Moulton, Danny Rix, Danny Rose, David Harrel, Devyn Gaudet, Diane Durant, Dylan and Pamela Dowdy, Dylan Hollingsworth, Emma Claire Chumley, Erica Felicella, Erik Glissmann, Erin Reeves, Eva Semrad, Hobbes Vincent, Jason Janik, Jayme Okerblom, Jennifer Gregory Portz, Jennifer Wester, Jill Foltz, Jiri Simrad, Kris Swenson, LaShonda Cooks, Leighton Autrey, Matthew Brinston, Michael Arreaga, Oliver Bradley, Pasha Mad, Paul Semrad, Rachel Spire, Rebecca Boatman, Reyna Flores, Richard Patterson, Richard Ross, Rick Fontenot, Ryan Paige, Sarah Francis, Sheryl Anaya, Shoby Modjarrad, Sierra Sintic, Stejara Dinulescu, Steve Rainwater, Steven Reeves, Sully Ridout, Vivian Bull and Will Heron.
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.
Our 24-hour Artist Call took place on October 3, and our official AC13 artist list can be found under the Artists tab above. The event will also feature musical guests Medicine Man Revival and Acid Carousel, as well as DJ duo, The Good Taste Collective. Interested in helping out with Art Con 13? Visit the Get Involved tab above, and check out all the various ways you can be a part of Art Conspiracy!
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!
Join Art Conspiracy for a special performance by Sister and get a sneak peek 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. Limited tickets to this exclusive event are available for $50, with which you will also receive a 13 percent discount code to use in our online store, as well as a complimentary Art Con koozie and beverages, AND a ticket to our main event, Art Con 13, on November 11!
Female duo turned full band, Sister is a project based on 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 more than 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.
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.