BONRICS CUSTOM FRAMING AND GALLERY
“Where art becomes treasures and treasures becomes art” is Bonrics’ motto.
At Bonrics’ two working galleries, the goal is always to ensure a happy experience for customers by enhancing their art and personal treasures. The team at Bonrics believes in excellent service and total customer satisfaction. This is achieved through lasting quality and expert guidance on presentation, décor and preservation, and by meeting budget expectations. Additional services, such as art walls, mirror framing, decorative themes and installations, are available for presentations in the home and for business locations. Bonrics’ art displays will enhance any décor, and the variety of custom frames available makes shadow boxes, art presentations, chessboards, jewelry boxes and many more items into one-of-a-kind gifts.
Bonrics’ craftsmanship and friendly service pleases its customers, as evidenced by a very high percentage of repeat customers and customer referrals. The business is proud of this accomplishment and welcomes both returning and new customers to come enjoy a great experience!
Bonrics Custom Framing and Gallery
TONY COLLINS ART
Collins’ work is bold, vibrant and diverse. You will find paintings, drawings and sculptures as well as reasonably priced prints and an eclectic selection of functional, artistic works in metal.
His newest digital series, Gun Show, takes an explosive look at the gun as an art form while exploring the emotions involved in conflicts.
Also a working studio, this Cedars-based operation stays true to the neighborhood’s rich manufacturing roots. Originally a pork rind factory, Collins and his wife, Holly, repurposed the building into an art, lighting and custom metal factory. On any given day, you might see light fixtures in progress that will end up in well-known eateries, like Dickey’s Barbeque, On the Border, Chili’s or Uncle Julio’s.
Collins’ artistic and fabricating talents, combined with some sophisticated equipment, help this small business land large projects and proudly keep manufacturing alive in the Cedars.
Tony Collins Art is also known for building the structure that showcases the original Pegasus, which now stands at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Their Pegasus corner is a great place to learn some Dallas history and pick up a Pegasus souvenir! Call for an appointment.
Tony Collins Art
GINGER FOX GALLERY
Ginger Fox Gallery has opened a second gallery in the heart of the Dallas Design District.
The beautiful 5,000-squarefoot space on Dragon Street is fantastic for viewing artwork as well as providing ample room for an on-site studio, where Fox has space to work on largescale paintings.
The two contemporary art galleries in Dallas feature paintings by Ginger Fox and works by select emerging and mid-career artists. Fox began her fine art career in 2001 with her first solo exhibition. In 2006, Lara Humphrey began collaborating with Fox and focusing full time on her fine art career, showing Fox’s work in established galleries across the United States. After many years of being represented by other successful galleries, the next step of the journey was to open their own gallery in the Bishop Arts District in 2012, followed by a second location in the Dallas Design District.
“We are so excited to be a part of the synergy happening in the Dallas Design District. And we couldn’t be happier than to be neighbors with Christopher Martin Gallery, Ferrari Gallery and the Joel Cooner Gallery,” says Humphrey.
Ginger Fox Gallery
LAURA RATHE FINE ART
With over 25 years of experience in the industry, gallery owner Laura Rathe started her career working as a private art dealer prior to establishing Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA) in 1998 in Houston. LRFA now operates out of two locations in Houston and a third in Dallas on Dragon Street. LRFA has established itself as a leading contemporary art venue, each year offering art of the highest quality and an exciting range of exhibitions and programming to its patrons in both cities.
LRFA represents a dynamic roster of established and mid-career contemporary artists working in a variety of themes and media, many of whom have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate and museum collections. LRFA also participates in a variety of prominent art fairs, including CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Wynwood, the Houston Fine Art Fair, Texas Contemporary and the Dallas Art Fair.
LRFA is also engaged in a number of collaborative and educational programs, including its recently established Create, Curate, Collect lecture series, which aims to enhance relationships between artists, collectors and leading professionals in the Dallas art community and beyond.
LAURA RATHE FINE ART
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN GALLERY
Founded 22 years ago in Dallas, Christopher Martin Gallery has created the perfect atmosphere to present reverse glass paintings and limited editions by Christopher H. Martin. Located in the Dallas Design District, the gallery is directed by Natalie Crosby. Gallery branches are also located in Aspen and Santa Fe. The gallery participates at acclaimed art fairs in Chicago, Miami, New York, Aspen and Palm Springs. Currently on display at the Dallas Gallery are works by Christopher H. Martin and sculptures by Gregory Price and Brandon Reese.
Gregory Price’s path to a finished glass sculpture most often employs cast, molded, forming and fusing techniques that enable the final gesture to be in constant play between motion and gravity. His work reveals new directions in the realm of contemporary sculpture, and specifically those artists working with glass.
Brandon Reese’s stoneware sculptures are predominantly known for their simple, familiar forms created through a variety of methods and at such large scales that they push the traditional boundaries of ceramic art. Reese’s fascination with architecture and patterns in life become the language that exposes his intrigue with the relationships that connect individuals.
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN GALLERY
GAPPA FINE ART GLASS
Gappa Fine Art Glass brings the ancient art of glassblowing to life with a modern twist. Combining architecture training and innovative artistry, founder David Gappa is a master at transforming glass into fine art sculptures, chandeliers, decanters, wall sconces and displays. His pieces of fine art glass can be found and purchased at Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery in Grapevine and American Fine Art Gallery in Dallas. Gappa Fine Art Glass specializes in working with homeowners, business owners and interior designers to create one-of-a-kind commission pieces for private residences and commercial properties. Employing a turnkey process— concept, design, installation— each commission is original and customized for the client and the space.
“I have found that the passion of my life is working with the shifting energies of molten glass into its final stages of artistic completion. Glassblowing, for me, is a magical act of translating the ethereal into solid form. And the creation of each piece is a journey, as I strive to trust in the path the glass chooses for me,” says Gappa.
GAPPA FINE ART GLASS
PARK + EIGHTH
Park + Eighth showcases several Texas artists, both established and emerging, spanning a variety of styles and mediums. The collection is suited to collectors and designers alike who seek unique, original artworks.
Amy Young is a self-taught abstract expressionist artist known for her exploration of time, impermanence and natural weathering. Graffiti and character-rich walls are her greatest sources of inspiration, as illustrated in Graffiti, a mixed media piece that reflects just that. See more of Young’s work at amyoungart.com.
Fay Jean Hooker has been on the art scene most of her life. Her glyphs are uniquely designed mosaic works comprised of aluminum can tiles that resemble language and markings. These pieces can stand alone, mix with other art types or work as a collection. Mosaic “quilts” are also in her collection. See more at fayjeanhooker.com.
Sarah Gentry is a self-proclaimed “born again artist,” who prefers oils and mixed media. Her signature floral paintings are subtly impressionistic and often contain her favorite beloved orchids. Abundance, shown here, is mixed media on canvas. Abstracts and other subjects are often seen throughout her collection. See more at sarah gentryart.com.
Park + Eighth
Located in the Design District, CINQ Gallery promotes emerging and mid-career artists who share a unique vision and passion for contemporary art. The gallery provides a platform to showcase and develop the individual talents of each artist. CINQ’s style and sensibility offer a unique blend of artistic disciplines, creating an enjoyable experience for all.
CINQ’s philosophy is to celebrate the diverse nature of producing and experiencing art. The gallery features the work of a multitude of artists, with backgrounds ranging from local to international. Artist John Peralta explores sculpture through manmade materials, while the many layers of built-up material fascinate mixed media artists Robert Oltarzewski and Jennifer Wagner. Abstract photographer Rodolfo Choperena creates dazzling prints on metal, and painters Steven Tye Culbert, Scott Dawson, Katie O’Sullivan, Oscar Mejia, Mike Salcido, Jessica M. Chaix and Kim Schmitt Thomas live in a world of vivid paintings. CINQ proudly introduces Juan Luís Jardí and Khoo Sui Hoe, both award-winning contemporary artists with a strong international presence.
CINQ hosts many events and receptions throughout the year.
FERRARI STUDIOS & GALLERY
Ferrari Gallery is one of the newest contemporary galleries in the heart of the Dallas Design District. In January 2017, Debra and James Ferrari set their sights on Dallas for a new gallery and studio location. After months of looking at buildings and traveling back and forth from Colorado to Texas, they found a beautiful gallery space on Dragon Street, next door to the Joel Cooner Gallery. By coincidence, it is close to three other artist-owned galleries: Christopher Martin Gallery, Ginger Fox Gallery and The Lawley Art Group.
The Ferraris have been curating their art since 2004. “I love to tell narratives about nature and evoke emotions through my paintings. Sharing this with collectors and people who experience my art is very essential and personal to me,” says Debra Ferrari, an abstract and realism painter.
Contemporary sculptor James Ferrari redefines the relationship between the natural and mechanical worlds through his sculptures. He creates abstract and representational fine art by breathing new life into unusable Ferrari car parts, which he incorporates into every original piece.
Ferrari Studios & Gallery
THE LAWLEY ART GROUP
Located in the heart of the Design District, The Lawley Art Group will be celebrating its two-year anniversary this March. The gallery recently began solely showcasing the works of contemporary artist Tanner Lawley.
As a self-taught artist, Lawley paints from a place of love, abundance and compassion for others. He has painted his famous Hearts live at many weddings and showers, capturing the love of each couple. In addition to his Hearts, Lawley also paints abstracts and Words of Inspiration. He utilizes layers, texture and color to create his captivating works of art.
The Lawley Art Group also doubles as Lawley’s working studio, where he creates original works and commissions. Thousands of his original works have been seen in galleries and art fairs in Dallas, New York, Miami, Scottsdale, and Brussels.
The beautiful gallery has been the venue for many parties, dinners, pop-ups and other events. To book your event, email info@thelawleyartgroup .com. Stay current on the gallery’s collection by following @thelawleyartgroup on Instagram. The Lawley Art Group is open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1507 Dragon St. Call for private showing appointments.
The Lawley Art Group
BEE STREET STUDIO
Bee Street Studio is a warehouse- style gallery offering full-service art consultation. It is owned and operated by mother-daughter team Delaney Campbell and Ann Catherine Easterling. Both from Dallas, they are a valuable resource in connecting interior designers and individual clients with a tailored selection of high-quality and original art offerings that are perfect for both commercial and residential spaces. Different from other galleries, Bee Street Studio uses every inch of wall space to showcase the works of their fine artists. Easterling and Campbell strive to offer a comfortable and approachable venue for artists as well as for clients, where they can browse and admire the art. With a portfolio that includes over 60 artists, both established and emerging, from all over the country, the variety of styles, mediums and price points allows clients to find the perfect art for their space.
The artists presented here include Karen Blair, Krista Townsend, Hallie Hamilton, Adele Yonchak and Lucy Reiser.
Bee Street is located at 6445 Cedar Springs Road, Suite #103, and is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment.
BEE STREET STUDIO
Located near the shops of The Galleria, Southwest Gallery offers Dallas’ largest collections of fine 19th- to 21st-century paintings and sculptures. Celebrating 50 years of serving the art needs of Dallas, this beautiful gallery represents hundreds of respected and established artists with thousands of stunning works of art, from antique to contemporary, in over 16,000 square feet of sensational space. A serviceoriented staff offers design expertise that helps clients maximize value and selection of art purchases. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced art collector, there is always a desire to learn more about how art is made and the artist behind it. Also housed in the gallery is Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Gallery, which offers an array of sculpture, platters, wall art and many other treasures, large and small. The ever-changing selection of outstanding and innovative work is created by more than 300 contemporary glass artists. You will also find a huge custom framing department where you can choose from the finest handcrafted moulding to thoughtfully designed shadow box frames for those precious keepsakes. Southwest Gallery also welcomes The Artists’ Showplace Gallery in Richardson, helping to continue the diverse offering of products and services.
The Padilla Gallery was established in Houston over 20 years ago as a gallery and studio for artists Daniel Padilla and Manuel Padilla. They relocated to Dallas in 2008. The brothers both started creating art at a very young age and have influenced each other’s work while remaining uniquely distinctive in brushstroke and execution. Daniel’s work is marked by hard edges and bold, free-form shapes in a very fluid painting style that conveys strong emotion. Manuel’s work, on the other hand, expresses a soft but tough emotion communicated through sweeping brushstrokes, flowing edges and a sense of tranquility. Both share an artistic fascination with natural and spiritual light, their styles shifting between the real and abstract in fluid harmony. Truly the brothers’ works are two individual sides of the same coin, distinct and united.
The gallery is focused on large-scale art and commissioned pieces in all styles, and the artists work closely with designers and collectors. Please visit the new location one mile north of the Dallas Design District.
ABSTRACT ART BY NAOMI
Naomi Butler, a self-taught artist, is known for her wonderful use of color and style, and for the different techniques used to create her paintings. The use of rich hues artistically captures the simplistic beauty of her contemporary creations. The vertical paintings shown here are part of her Choices series, and the horizontal painting is part of her New Directions series; each set pairs together in a superb way. When you turn abstract art in different directions you have “new” art all of the time, which makes it even more fun to purchase abstract art.
Never formally trained, Butler has a natural talent that continuously evolves over the years and becomes more complex with the many layers and depth of each new painting. Her focus is to have fun, and most of her works show that consistently, as expressed through the colors, compositions and textures. She loves experimenting with color and texture and has developed a style that is uniquely her own.
“I love a challenge and am always excited to see what the next painting is going to be,” says Butler, who has a faithful following of collectors and admirers who love her art.
Follow her on Instagram @naomi.butler to see new paintings as they are completed.
Abstract Art by Naomi
CARLYN RAY DESIGNS
Artist Carlyn Ray shares creativity through custom glass art and site-specific installations. Located in the Dallas Design District, the Carlyn Ray Designs team consists of experienced glass artists, engineers, fabricators and installers. Together with the community and clients, they work to create unique and functional art utilizing glass, metal and lighting, including these pieces located in the offices of Fletcher Farley.
At a young age Carlyn discovered her passion for glassblowing, public art and the creation of large-scale installations.
During her first 10 years of training, she worked under various master glass artists, including Dale Chihuly. She has come full circle to build a multitalented team with a focus on custom art and projects for and with the community.
Carlyn’s signature designs include unique glass weavings, bespoke chandeliers, handblown vessels and lit fused-glass panels. Both indoor and outdoor installations are possible.
Contact Carlyn and her team to collaborate on your custom glass artwork.
Carlyn Ray Designs operates at Carlyn’s Dallas Glass Art studio and gallery. Dallas Glass Art is open to the public and offers hot glass demonstrations, classes and private events.
CARLYN RAY DESIGNS
Debra Paysinger taught high school science and math for 10 years, but the arrival of her third child sent her into early retirement. A plethora of needlepoint projects allowed her artistic expression within the constraints of parenthood. When all the kids learned to drive, Paysinger found herself with time for painting, and the last needlepoint project went into a drawer–– unfinished.
The artist’s master’s degree in biology has informed her subject matter, as she paints birds, lures, sea life and rabbits—or raddits, as she endearingly refers to them. She owns the trademark for the term “the raddit” and each is numbered within the painting.
Paysinger assigns a not-to-berepeated human name to each bird she paints. These names are found on the back of each work.
You can find Paysinger’s art in Studio 151 Fine Arts Gallery on Church Street in Charleston, South Carolina, and Ellen Taylor Interiors + Design in the Vista in Columbia, South Carolina.
THE HOUSE OF NAMDAR
The House of Namdar has been growing exponentially in its first few months of operation. It is making moves and is vastly growing as a diverse and high-end art line. Its unique approach, catering to interior designers, retail, private collectors and art fans, is what is truly making the House of Namdar a serious art label in Dallas.
“We have a wide variety of originals that are made by reputable artists from across the country, as well as collections for designers and retailers,” says owner Brad Namdar.
More intriguing is that Brad Namdar has created an art company that offers the consumer their choice of medium (acrylic, glass, brushed metal, canvas and ultra-board), and all pieces come with French cleat wall mounts. After selecting their medium, consumers can choose their desired dimensions.
The director of the House of Namdar Art Label, Karla Chavez, says, “What started as a simple idea really became a popular concept, especially with the interior designers in Dallas.”
The House of Namdar’s plans to expand include collaborations with some prominent and internationally known artists as well as working with some of the top art labels in the world.
The House of Namdar
As an abstract painter, Laura Roosevelt is known for her layering technique, which leads observers deeper into a piece and into their own subconscious. For Roosevelt, the combination of luminous color and the buildup of textures is reflective of the complexity of our human condition. In contrast, Roosevelt’s sculpture is simple in its exploration of the circle; the surfaces are extremely clean in her choice of material and finish.
Roosevelt uses her heart and soul to create all of her work. Texture is very important to her, as each layer means something. She sees the world around her, including nature and architecture, and creates something abstract and beautiful.
Roosevelt is a process-oriented artist. She states, “I let the paint and materials do what they truly are supposed to do.”
The great-granddaughter of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Laura Roosevelt is passionate about history and has pioneered a new form of American art: Historic American Pop. Committed to reaching young people through these pieces, she incorporates iconic photographs with textured, abstract backgrounds, reshaping the experience of those moments frozen in time.
See Roosevelt’s work online at the LR Art House website and by appointment.
Sharon Grimes is a self-taught contemporary abstract artist whose art is a personal expression of life, with all its textures and layers. Inspired by nature and the universe, her work typically features vivid colors and vibrant energy and is consistently characterized by strong composition, contrast and texture, which demonstrate her remarkable understanding of color and composition.
Grimes first became interested in art at a young age. She grew up loving to sketch people, animals and her surroundings. In her early 20s, her passion for art blossomed as she was inspired by the many galleries and museums she frequented in London while living abroad for a year.
Grimes was a 2014 Hunting Art Prize finalist. Her work has been described by Sara Eyestone, artist, writer and curator of La Posada de Santa Fe and Spa, as a “feast for the eyes.”
Grimes’ paintings have been exhibited in group exhibitions, including the East Texas Regional Art Exhibit at Longview Museum of Fine Arts, P’s Gallery Regional Art exhibit, and the Tyler Museum of Art. Her most recent solo show, titled Written in the Stars, was in Texarkana, Texas, at The Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council. Her work is in many private collections throughout the United States.
JOHN L. HUMPHREYS
John L. Humphreys is an abstract artist and designer from Del Rio, Texas, and resides in Dallas. He has a Master of Architecture degree from Texas A&M University and studied art and art history as part of the curriculum.
Specializing in acrylic on canvas abstract paintings, Humphreys is inspired by many years of work as both an architect and interior designer, which lend him strength in visualization. Depth of color, attention to detail, perception of scale and emotional response to movement, as well as flexibility and adaptability to design and execution, all contribute to the artistic expression of his work. Ultimately, his abstract paintings create images that encourage personal interpretation by stimulating one’s imagination while enhancing both space and style.
Paintings range in size from 30 by 40 inches to 48 by 60 inches. Larger canvases are also available. Commissions are accepted, and color palette, texture, technique and composition are given careful consideration in creating a special abstract to be enjoyed for years to come. Quality of materials, finish details and a wide range of techniques are ever present in his paintings.
John L. Humphreys