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
Collaborating: The Artist Dating Game Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Are you looking to get to know your local creative community or searching for that perfect collaborative partner for your project? This night of trivia networking is open to artists of all mediums. Bring your business cards and let us play matchmaker!
Vy Ngo - The IN Between
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 6-8pm
Artist Talk & Panel Discussion: Wednesday, September 25, 7-9pm
Through intimate portraits and abstract landscapes, Vy Ngo depicts the experience of physically and emotionally living in two different cultures. "The IN Between" is a reflection of the space in which many children of immigrants live within their identities, their communities, and in the context of the American Dream.
The Online Application Process
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
The Artist Resource Center at the Dougherty Arts Center is pleased to offer FREE Professional Development Workshops for Artists!
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 and walk through the application process for applying to the Dougherty’s Call for Artists for the 2021 gallery season and our Visual Artist Residency Program.
This workshop will be presented by the Dougherty's Anne Davieaux, Collections Assistant & Preparator, and Sarah German, Education & Outreach Coordinator.
Anne Davieaux, Dougherty Collections Assistant & Preparator
Anne was born and raised in Los Angeles, and graduated with a BA in Visual Art from California Baptist University. She has worked in galleries across California before her current position at the Dougherty Arts Center. With over twelve years of experience in culture and arts programs, Anne’s passion lies in creating lively exhibition spaces that become creative inspirations for both artists and patrons alike.
Sarah German, Dougherty Education & Outreach Coordinator
Sarah received her BA in in Studio Art from the University of Northern Iowa and has spent 18 years in the arts field as an educator and arts administrator. She coordinates the DAC’s outreach programs and the Artist Resource Center, including artist professional development workshops and classes, and the Visual Artist Residency Program. She is also a practicing studio potter.
National Clay Week
October 7-12, 2019
Celebrate a journey of clay, community, and creativity during National Clay Week at the Dougherty Arts Center, October 7-12, 2019. The Dougherty will host workshops, exhibitions and demonstrations during this exciting nationwide event.
Family Clay Day
Monday, October 7, 2019
Come play with some clay! We’re making fall-themed pottery projects including pinch pot pumpkins, apple shaped bowls, and leaf prints. Glaze your work of art and leave it behind to be fired in our kilns. You’ll pick up your beautiful and functional ceramic artwork in two weeks!
Clay Conversations - Residencies
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Join the conversation as the DAC explores this year’s topic of residencies and streams resource videos from ArtAxis that highlight how to apply to ceramic residency programs and what it’s like to work at those residencies, all while discussing the Dougherty’s Visual Artist Residency Program.
Empty Puppy Bowls
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Join us for the Dougherty’s Third Annual Empty Puppy Bowls event where activities will include glazing ceramic pet bowls, doggie paw prints in clay, and a photo booth; all while helping out local pet rescue organizations. So grab your furry friend and come support Austin animals!
Ceramic Photography Workshop and Meetup
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Documenting your ceramic work can be intimidating, but we’re here to help you conquer it, all while you mingle with other artists from the Austin clay community. So, grab some of your work and a camera (cell phones work great!), and we’ll provide the rest of the gear and knowledge. Let’s all get together and celebrate clay! Refreshments provided.
Friday, October 11, 2019
Ghost Throwing is a free one-time throwing class where participants will get a chance to experience the pottery wheel, take a tour of our clay studio, and glaze their creation. You might even spot Patrick Swayze! (limit 12 per class, ages 18+ only)
Register at: https://dacghostthrowing.eventbrite.com
Austin Pottery Festival
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Celebrate National Clay Week at the Dougherty Arts Center’s Austin Pottery Festival! View demonstrations by local ceramic artists throughout the day and participate in interactive clay projects. Take a tour of the Dougherty’s clay studio and find out what community clay is all about!
Q & A: Queers of Austin, Questions and Answers
October 12 – November 9, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 12, 5-7pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday, October 23, 7pm
Artist Ayla Erdener has created an exhibit celebrating those who have helped shape her life. This series of paintings depicts not only individuals, but viewed in its entirety, reflects the support, generosity, and safety she has found within the queer community.
Date Night at The DAC: Bedazzle Bonanza Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Urban Dictionary defines the word bedazzle as “The art of taking ordinary things and making them EXTRAORDINARY by adding sparkles, rhinestones, glitter, stars, beads, etc. For some it is a way of life.” Get down with your shiny self and mingle with other like-minded makers as you take an ordinary item and make it EXTRAORDINARY with the help of our abundant supply of glue, glitter, sparkles, rhinestones and more.
AVAfest: Exit12 Dance Company: STORIES OF WAR October 18 & 19, 2019
Exit12's Stories of War are told through monologues, poetry, and dance. The battlefield transforms into a stage as veterans recount incredible moments of sacrifice, courage, triumph, and loss. These stories are then realized in choreography. The evening is an intimate experience where veterans will share experiences of war, service, and coming home to embark on a positive search for a hopeful future. Featuring stories, spoken word, and dances by veteran artists. For more information visit www.avafest.com
Art On the Porch Saturday, October 26, 2019
Try free art activities, enjoy music and food, join in on fun and games, and tell us what you think about the arts in Austin.
Open Mic Night Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Sign up @ 6:45PM
Show Starts @ 7PM
Acts that promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual, or religious intolerance, or contain obscene material are prohibited. For more information or questions regarding appropriate material, please email DACTheater@austintexas.gov