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A Resolution for a New Year: Buy Local, Buy Original

It’s that time of year again – it’s time for another New Year’s Resolution. Now, while we fully support resolutions to eat more healthfully and to get more exercise, there’s another we’d like you to consider: buy (more) local and buy (more) original. Of course, we mean ART.
Buying and giving original art, even to yourself, [...]

Abstract Vortex Devours Keller

Welcome to the world of Guy Fumagalli. Guy is a local, emerging artist and talented video game designer. We took a liking to his abstract paintings immediately. The works have a visceral quality, with strong textures and bold, yet fluid graphic forms. All of Guy’s works have a richly imagined narrative and some reflect his [...]

An Election Day welcome from art251

Whether you’re a “red” or a “blue” or any color in between we have art to match your style.
If you’d like to know more about the “red and blue ladies” taking a sophisticated sip at the art251 Martini Bar in the image, please check out Trish Biddle’s work, here.


The incredible Trinity River Audubon Center celebrates its 1-year anniversary on October 10-11 with our inaugural?Nature Fest and Art Show. We?ll focus on works of art from area artists in our Great Hall, seminars on sustainable living in our classrooms, and nature-related?activities on the trails. Admission is free? see you this weekend!

Art-o-mat inventor cDub in town

Clark Whittington will be joining art251 for Gallery Walk on May 13, 7-9pm. Clark is National Bureau Chief for Artists in Cellophane, artist and brains behind the cult Art-o-mat, art vending machine.

art251 Gallery Closing; New Paths Opening

Yes, you read the headline correctly. We plan to close the art251 gallery on May 31, 2011.  As a result, most of our art is NOW ON SALE for 25-40 percent off.

art251 online

art251 is now exclusively online. Watch for some cool, creativity flowing your way via the great tubes of the internet — coming soon!

art251’s Abundance of Abstracts

art251 is home to a rich variety of art and types of media. This month we’re featuring many of our abstract paintings. Bold, subtle, fluid, linear, hushed, bright, dynamic, enveloping, reflective, decorative, oils, pastels, dramatic, fun – you’re sure to find one that matches your spirit and/or your decor. Featured above is Childhood by DJ [...]

art251’s Ode to Pop Art

We may not have originals by Lichtenstein, Warhol or Indiana, but we have the next best thing, Jonathon Kimbrell. art251 welcomes back a host of cool new works by the artist, featuring movie stars, musicians, and of course some delicious Campbells Soup Cans (after Warhol).

Beatles versus Cash

The Beatles recently arrived at art251. The Fab Four mixed media works, entitled Los Beatles, by Jonathon Kimbrell have taken up residence alongside our originals of Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, by Chad Beene. I grew up in Britain singing Beatles songs (notably, “She Loves You”), so I’m more partial to pop / rock than [...]

Canceled – Gallery Walk: This Thursday, February 11th

Late Breaking News: Gallery Walk is canceled for February 11. In fact, art251 is closed too. A winter storm with 4 inches of snow, and counting, has brought the area to a standstill.
Gallery Walk is upon us again – art, music, food, and it’s free. So, mark your calendar – Thursday, February 11, from [...]

Celebrating our 1 year anniversary

It’s our 1 year anniversary. A year ago, August 19, 2008 we officially opened the art251 doors to you. Your hosts – Kim and Mike – would like to thank you all, friends, artists, family, neighbors, customers, and art lovers for your support. Here’s to an eventful next 12 months.

So, to honor this milestone we’d [...]

Come hang with us (and our birds)

Sean Fitzgerald’s illuminating photography exhibit Man And Nature continues until the end of November. We have over 20 gorgeous images that will take your breath away, and many more prints to browse. From the vivid colors of Namibian deserts, to the enveloping waters of Devil’s Lake, to the hundreds of migrating Monarch butterflies to the [...]

Contemporary Elements Show: December 4 – January 3

Our first Winter Show: Contemporary Elements, opened on December 4, and will run until Saturday, January 3, 2009. The show features fabulous new and recent works by James Johnson, metalsmith; Scott Young, glass maker; and Bobbie Nix, couture jewelry artist.

Faith Scott Jessup exhibit continues

Our Lightscapes exhibit featuring new works by Denton artist, Faith Scott Jessup, opened on May 8. The exhibit of her gorgeous Texas landscapes on canvas continues until June 13. Her new series features intense and dramatic panoramas ? her response to the vast, open Texas landscape with its ever-present horizon and constantly changing skies. We [...]

Farewell to a True Original #Elizabethtaylor

Elizabeth Taylor, 1932-2011. Screen legend, AIDS activist and Warhol inspiration, Elizabeth Taylor passed away on March 23, 2011.

Fort Worth in HD

Ever seen Fort Worth in HD?  Well, now you can see some gloriously detailed photographs courtesy of local photographer James Brandon. He shoots in High Dynamic Range (HDR), so you can experience a photographic image like never before. These images do for photography what HD has done for television.

Happy New Year: Watching the Ball Drop

We’ll not be celebrating from the frigid epicenter of New Year festivities – Times Square in New York city. Our view of the great city will be from a warmer spot. However, wherever you may be on this day, we would like to wish you a happy and healthy 2010. Incidentally, the painting is one [...]

Hot outside? It’s cool inside art251

It’s a sweltering 99 degrees F outside and you need a break from the heat. So, step inside art251 and let our art transport you to cooler (not as hot) and cooler (much hipper) climes.

I’m a cat person, but…

February 9-10 sees the opening of the 133rd annual Dog Show by the Westminster Kennel Club at Madison Square Garden, New York. This is the place to be if you’re a friend of man’s (and woman’s) best friend.
It’s also the place to be if you’re a fan of artist Trish Biddle. Inspired by her interests [...]

Inauguration Day: Looking for Superman

January 20th 2009 is Inauguration Day here in the United States. Regardless of your red or blue color preference or your political stripes, this day usually signals a time of renewal, hope and new possibilities. That said, the country seems to have been looking for a superhero lately; someone who can marshal forces to fight [...]

Invitation: 2008 Winter Show – Reception Dec 4, 6-9pm

Announcing our first Winter Show: Contemporary Elements. The Opening Reception is (First) Thursday, December 4 from 6-9pm. We’ll be serving wine, Italian soda and light fare.
The Contemporary Elements show features fabulous new works by James Johnson, metalsmith; Scott Young, glass maker; and Bobbie Nix, jewelry artist. Our artists will be on hand to discuss their [...]

Invitation: Lightscapes Exhibit – Reception May 8, 6-9pm

art251 is delighted to announce an exhibit of new works by exceptional local artist, Faith Scott Jessup. Her new collection of canvases features intense and dramatic panoramas ? her response to the vast, open Texas landscape with its ever-present horizon and constantly changing skies. Jessup conveys the grandeur and drama of that sky, with its [...]

It’s Baaack! Gallery Walk – September 9, 7-9pm

Yes, Summer’s over! Well almost (officially), but at least you can say goodbye to the 100F degree temperatures! So, to mark the passing of the oppressive heat, we proudly announce the first Keller Gallery Walk of the 2010-11 season.
Make a note of the date: Keller Gallery Walk – Thursday, September 9, 7-9pm.

March (Art) Madness: Two exhibits open in Keller

Next month, in March, we welcome not one, but two, art exhibits to Keller. Our city is bursting with art! First, we are delighted to announce art251’s exhibit, titled “A Temple of Flora“, featuring a new series of single floral works by one-time Keller resident (now a Dallasite), Bryan Wetz. Our Opening Reception is on [...]

Marie Maines: Studies in Soft Pastels

A couple of artists, also an artist couple, joined us in March. They are T.R. (Ray) Maines and Marie Maines – both passionate about art and the creative process. One half of this talented duo creates subtly illuminated and finely observed images in soft pastels. Marie Maines has won numerous awards for her works, which [...]

Museum Quality Art – Right Here in Keller

At art251 we are very fortunate to have access to very talented artists, some of whom are constantly pushing personal and creative boundaries. They explore new ideas and tackle new and diverse media and make beautiful art in the process. Sometimes the result is work from an artist that clearly belongs in the permanent collection [...]

November Show – Visions and Variations

Our first dual show features the original works of husband and wife artists, Ray Maines and Marie Maines. Through Marie’s subtle pastel drawings and Ray‘s fluid, geometric photographs we explore the effects of different media on the artists’ representation of our landscape.
The Opening Reception is November 11, from 6-9pm. The shows runs until December 8, [...]

Renaissance Glass

We’re welcoming lots of great new art for a new year. We have new artists and lots of great new works from many of our favorites. David Gappa unveils some of his new glass pieces including the large platter shown above. The colorful swirls of glass are reminiscent of a rich and dramatic renaissance painting. [...]

Rock legend Bowie in the house

David Bowie, singer, actor, and producer, just turned 62. So, in his honor we are proudly displaying a new work that captures the music legend in his prime. Bowie accompanied by an honor-guard of Superman, Batman and Silver Surfer recently arrived at art251. Bowie and his friends are intense, colorful, mixed media works from Dallas [...]

Sean Fitzgerald’s Man And Nature Exhibit: Reception October 29, 6-9pm

art251’s October exhibit is just around the corner. We’ll be featuring new and recent images by Sean Fitzgerald, a Dallas based professional photographer with a growing local and national following. The exhibit begins with an opening reception on October 29, 6-9pm, and runs until the end of November.

Seasons Greetings from art251

We wish you and your family, our art loving customers, our readers and our gifted artists, all the best for a happy and festive Holiday Season, and a peaceful and healthy New Year. Yours artfully, Mike and Kim Gerra.

Temple of Flora Exhibit continues

Our Temple of Flora exhibit featuring new works by Dallas artist, Bryan Wetz, opened on March 6. The exhibit of his single flower paintings on uniquely shaped canvas and wood panel continues until April 4. Spring has arrived early at art251, so please come and smell (well, see) the roses, irises, lilies, tulips and daffodils.

Above: [...]

The Gift of Art

Psst! We’re an art gallery and we have a great selection of gifts for her, him and the teacher. We have gifts in all price ranges, starting at $5 for an art-o-mat, under $25, under $250, and over. We have gifts for young and not so young, stylish and eclectic. Best of all, none of [...]

The Hawk (and Friends) Art Show

art251?s December exhibit is here. We?re unveling new paintings by Marnie Vollenhals, a Keller based artist. The exhibit begins with an opening reception on December 11, 6-9pm, and runs until January 16, 2010.
Many of Marnie’s recent paintings center around Hawk, the Rocket Dog, a suburban dog with big dreams, and his group of fabulous animal [...]

The Place for Artist’s Block

Marie Maines, one of our talented artists, unveils her new mini-works on blocks featuring rustic landscapes, color-field abstracts and buildings. Each 4.5 inch square block is a unique piece that stands alone. But the beauty of these pieces is that you can collect a series and group them for display as larger works.

Trish Biddle Exhibit continues

Our glamorously stylish exhibit featuring works by nationally recognized Westlake artist, Trish Biddle, opened on July 10. The exhibit of her gorgeous original paintings and giclees continues until August 8. Biddle is an accomplished painter with a strong sense of design and a well-defined style, featuring broad romantic strokes and vibrant color. Her unmistakable [...]

Uncommon Views of Everyday Objects

Ray Maines looks for the abstract in the everyday and captures it in his detailed photographs. His fragments of objects uncover surprising new elements – once hidden textures or wonderful geometric patterns – that most of us would otherwise have never seen. Ray Maines is a retired commercial photographer with a B.S. degree in Illustrative [...]

Unique perspectives from photographer Sean Fitzgerald

Sean Fitzgerald is one of art251’s signature artists. He is a Dallas-based photographer with great talent. He has the skill to discover unique and unusual subjects, sometimes buried beneath the everyday; he has a superior eye for composing and lighting his subjects to solicit the optimal effect; and he is a perfectionist when it comes [...]

Up to 50 percent off. Art gifts for the holidays

Psst!  It’s that time of year again. Time for our Annual Art Attack Sale. Once a year, from mid-December to late January we slash our prices. So, you’ll find many works from our favorite artists on sale at up to 50 percent off.
And, even though we’re an art gallery we have a great selection of [...]

Upcoming October Show – The Elements of Water

It’s Fall, and that means our October solo art show is just around the corner. The Elements of Water exhibit features the gorgeous oil paintings of Dana Blanchard. Based around the theme of water, Dana’s collection of works explores the nature of water: its force, its tranquility, its form, its use [...]

Welcome New Year and New Artists

We are delighted to welcome two more artists with new perspectives to art251: Bryan Wetz and Ivette Ramos. Bryan Wetz is a person of many talents. He paints, makes his own furniture and even designed our beautiful art space. Luckily for us, we’re now home to half a dozen of Bryan’s works, and we’ll be [...]

What Comes Next?

We just celebrated our first year in business. Thus, here at art251, we’ve been peeking back at the previous year and peering forward to the next. So, Brian Davis‘ work – What Comes Next – sprang to mind. What Comes Next ponders both the past and the future; is this birdlike creature a long lost [...]

Wildlife in the urban jungle

Dallas based artist, Brian Davis draws from nature in his urban backyard around White Rock Lake. He evokes the anxieties and beauty of wild animals caught in cultivated environments. His recent subjects have included coyotes, hawks, cardinals, dragonflies, hummingbirds and owls. He builds his canvas with mixed media, layering strips of paper to create his [...]

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