There’s always something happening at the Dougherty Arts Center! Take part in a variety of events including theatre performances, gallery openings, and workshops.
Artist Resource Center Professional Development Workshop Series The Online Application Process Thursday, January 4, 2018, 6:30pm – 8:00pm FREE
Learn the ins and outs of the online arts application. Exhibitions, festivals, residencies, and many other artistic calls-for-entry are now online. We’ll cover common requirements for completing online applications including creating profiles, preparing and uploading images, submitting competitive proposals, and specifically walk through the application process for applying to the Dougherty’s Call for Artists for the 2019 gallery season.
Nancy Mims Terra Incognita Reception: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 1:30pm – 3:30pm FREE
It begins with a walk. Cracks on a sidewalk. Birds on a line, then suddenly in flight. Nancy Mims’ work begins with her daily practice of walking and looking. Tracing a meandering route through her neighborhood, she fills her camera with bits and pieces of what she encounters. Her meticulous process of editing results in a collection that reflects this elegant order, and depicts those chaotic forces of change in action, frozen in the moment.
Phone Photography Workshop with Shelley Wood Saturday, January 13, 2018, 10am-12pm Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 6-8pm FREE, please register.
Discover how to create beautiful images with simple shooting tips, making minor camera phone adjustments and using free mini photo editing apps. Learn to enhance an image selectively or entirely by adjusting contrast, brightness, color, removing content and diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. All this and more will be covered in this introduction to phone photography workshop.
Date Night @ the DAC Speed Printing Wednesday, January 17, 7-9pm FREE
An artistic sampler of sorts, it’s like speed dating but with printmaking! Collaborate with well-known Austin printmakers to design your own prints using everything from gelatin to fish molds. Explore an exhibit by Women Printmakers of Austin (WPA) and get the chance to mingle with the artists themselves.
Women Printmakers of Austin Member Show 2018 Reception: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 1pm - 3pm FREE
Women Printmakers of Austin is an organization dedicated to encouraging people to actively pursue artistic expression through printmaking, and to promote community through increasing public awareness of historical traditions and contemporary techniques.
Nancy Mims Artist Talk: Terra Incognita Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 7pm – 8pm FREE
The artist’s inspiration begins with a walk and cracks on a sidewalk then, birds on a line that suddenly take flight. Listen in as Nancy reveals her artistic process and shares the photographs that have unearthed from her daily life.