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Dallas Art Dealers Association :: Spring Gallery Walk :: April 17, 2010

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The Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) will begin celebrating its 25th anniversary year with the return of its annual Arts Magnet Spring Senior Show at member Norwood Flynn Gallery and its Spring Gallery Walk, Panel Discussions and Gallery Walk After Party in April 2010.

Norwood Flynn Gallery will open the Arts Magnet Spring Senior Show, a juried show featuring senior visual art students from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts on Saturday, April 10, 6–8 p.m. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the student artists and DADA’s Edith Baker Art Scholarship. The gallery is located at 3318 Shorecrest Drive. The exhibition and reception are free. The exhibition continues through April 24. Call 214.351.3318 for more information on the exhibition or visit www.norwoodflynngallery.com.

The annual Spring Gallery Walk will be Saturday, April 17, 2–8 p.m. and will feature over 35 of DADA’s member galleries, museums and nonprofit art spaces. This FREE event allows art lovers to socialize and roam (in a car) from gallery to gallery all in one day. Donation jars for the Edith Baker Art Scholarship will be on hand. See www.dallasartdealers.org for a downloadable Gallery Guide and Spring Gallery Walk flyer with exhibition listings. Maps for the Spring Gallery Walk will be available at each location as well. Hours may vary; please see individual listings. Call 214.914.1099 or e-mail info@dallasartdealers.org.

As is customary, DADA will offer educational opportunities via its Panel Discussions for artists and art lovers on the morning of the Gallery Walk. This time the Center for Law and Intellectual Property (CLIP) from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law is collaborating with DADA to present panels discussing the legal rights of artists. Panel 1 will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon and will cover digital rights under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Panel 2 will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and will cover the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (VARA). Tickets ($15 per panel) can be purchased online at www.dallasartdealers.org or at the door. Proceeds benefit DADA’s Edith Baker Art Scholarship. The Panel Discussions will be held at The MAC, 3120 McKinney Ave., in Uptown Dallas.  The panels will be led by CLIP law students under the supervision of Megan Carpenter, Director of CLIP and Associate Professor of Law at Texas Wesleyan.

Capping off the evening of art and fun is the official Gallery Walk After Party hosted by Nomad Arts and Deep Ellum Enrichment Project (in conjunction with DEEP’s Gallery Walk). The event will be held at 2616 Commerce Street and will feature 20-plus artists, 5 bands and 2 DJs spinning from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. A portion of the proceeds from the After Party will be donated to the Edith Baker Art Scholarship.


The Dallas Art Dealers Association is an affiliation of established, independent gallery owners and not-for-profit art organizations in the Dallas metropolitan area. DADA serves as a standard bearer for ethical practices in the art business, as an educational resource for the community at large and as the facilitator of the Edith Baker Art Scholarship, which provides funding and career development for visual art students. The Dallas Art Dealers Association, founded in 1985, is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Visit www.dallasartdealers.org or e-mail info@dallasartdealers.org for more information.


In celebration of its 20th anniversary in 2005, the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) created the Edith Baker Art Scholarship honoring the respected owner and director of The Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas. One of DADA’s founding members, Edith owned and directed The Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2004. The Edith Baker Art Scholarship benefits a student pursuing study of the visual arts through a cash award and career development activities such as a gallery show, a mentorship and an internship. Proceeds from individual donations, annual DADA events and collection jars at each DADA member location support the Edith Baker Art Scholarship, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Visit www.dallasartdealers.org or e-mail info@dallasartdealers.org for more information.

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