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Previous Exhibitions

The Elements of Water. October 7, 2010 – November 8, 2010

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 14, 2010 – 6:00-9:00pm

The Artist Reception for “The Elements of Water” is October 14, from 6-9pm. And, best of all this coincides with October’s City of Keller Gallery Walk.

The Elements of Water exhibit features the gorgeous oil paintings of Dana Blanchard. Her new works ranging from abstract to representational explore the nature of water: its force or tranquility; its form and/or color.  Some works explore how it affects the reflections of light, or the distortion of shapes reflected in it.  Others explore its use in compositions: to create a unity or to create unexpected contrasts in composition.
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Dana Blanchard’s oil paintings are remembrances of passing moments composed to renew the awe of a lasting impression. Her paintings have a powerful first presence, yet encourage intimacy and contemplation.  Through the interplay of dynamic forms and subtly complex color and surface, her works are both commanding and compelling.
Dana’s career as an artist began on the East Coast, with gallery representation in New York. Fortunately, she now resides in Flower Mound, TX. She has a growing base of collectors and is one of art251’s signature artists.
Keller Gallery Walk is free and centers around Keller Town Hall and Arthouse. It is organized by The City of Keller Public Arts Program, in conjunction with Arthouse, art251, Art Party Boutique and Gallery, Monart School of Art, Young Artists of Texas (YAT), Main and Vine Art, and Artizans Alley.
Please come and join us at art251 and the six other participating art spaces to see some great new art, old (and new) friends, rich conversation, unique entertainment, and of course, food and refreshments.
The Keller Gallery Walk continues monthly on the Second Thursday of each month from September 2010 through May 20.
The Hawk Art Show. December 11, 2009 – January 16, 2010

Opening Reception: Friday, December 11, 2009 – 6:00-9:00pm

Yes, art can be fun as well as beautiful. art251’s December exhibit is almost here. We’ll be 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.

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Her playful works are collected by the young and the young at heart. So, bring your children or just your inner child – come and revisit the world that you never really left behind, courtesy of Marnie Vollenhals.

Marnie Vollenhals is a natural born illustrator and a prolific artist – she paints, paints and paints. Her most recent paintings of a group of animal friends, centered around Hawk, the Rocket Dog, a suburban dog with big dreams, is garnering a loyal following both locally and nationally.

Marnie comes from a family of artists, which goes back generations. From an early age she has been surrounded by rich visual arts. This has enabled her to establish a unique illustrative style, melding classic and modern influences, and diverse ideas and media. Marnie?s works balance a keen sense of design with her skills of artistic composition. And, shining through is an underlying sense of happiness and a playful spirit.

Man And Nature, Photography Exhibit. October 29, 2009 – November 30, 2009

Opening Reception: Thurs, October 29, 2009 – 6:00-9:00pm

art251 showcases new and recent images by Sean Fitzgerald, a Dallas based professional photographer with a growing local and national following.

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While practicing a successful career in law Fitzgerald bought a camera and began to take pictures. The right side of his brain started to wake up. He was hooked.

Nowadays Fitzgerald?s photographic range is broad and deep. He pursues images that are simple, graphic, colorful, evocative, surreal. His passion is for images that suggest the essence of the subject and evoke different reactions in people. While his subjects are widely varied, he finds himself repeatedly drawn to nature and wildlife and the impact of man on both.

Fitzgerald?s work is in private and corporate collections. His images are used by interior designers and commercial art buyers. He shoots for magazines, calendars and commercial clients, and teaches photography and Photoshop.

We invite you to come and discover the world ? a beautiful and fragile place ? as seen through the eyes of Sean Fitzgerald.


Art of Style Exhibit. July 10, 2009 – August 13, 2009

Opening Reception: Friday, July 10, 2009 – 6:00-9:00pm

It?s free, there?s food and wine and soda, and best of all there?s some gorgeously stylish art from nationally recognized, local artist Trish Biddle. She?ll be with us as well, painting live.

Trish 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 Art Deco figurative paintings with a modern twist capture the fashion, sophistication and simplicity of the era. Recently, her distinctive talent has earned her the titles of? Official Artist of the 2009 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Official Artist of the 2009 Westminster Dog Show and Official Artist of the 2008 Kentucky Derby.

We invite you to come and immerse yourself in Trish Biddle?s unique world of style. Also, a portion of all sales will be donated to Young Artists of Texas. The exhibit runs until August 13, 2009.

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Lightscapes Exhibit. May 8, 2009 – June 13, 2009

Opening Reception: Friday, May 8, 2009 – 6:00-9:00pm

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 capricious cloud formations and dazzling light, against the dark subtlety of the spare stretched earth below.

We invite you to come and see Faith Scott Jessup?s beautiful works for yourself.

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A Temple of Flora Exhibit. March 6, 2009 – April 4, 2009

Opening Reception: (First) Friday, March 6, 2009 – 6:00-9:00pm

art251 is pleased to announce its first art show for the 2009 season, entitled A Temple of Flora. The show will run from first Thursday of February to the first Saturday of March 2009. The show features new and recent paintings by a new local talent, Bryan Wetz. As well as being a fine artists, he has a gallery in Dallas, runs his own interior design company and finds the time to design and make his own furniture.

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Contemporary Elements. December 4, 2008 – January 3, 2009

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 4, 2008 – 6:00-9:00pm

art251 is pleased to announce its first art show for the holiday season, entitled Contemporary Elements. The show will run from first Thursday of December to the first Saturday of January 2009. The show features fabulous new works by James Johnson, metalsmith; Scott Young, glass maker; and Bobbie Nix, jewelry artist.



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