Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Parking Lot

Here is a photo of some artwork on the side of a building on our street. It was noticed by a client and we really enjoy the minimalism and message it brings across. Have a happy day :0)!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A + C

You can now pick up the latest issue of Art and Culture at the gallery! Stop by to check it out!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Art Conspiracy 5

Nothing like a charity event to get you in the holiday spirit/ finish your holiday shopping! Last night at a warehouse off of W. Commerce St. local artists, musicians, volunteers, and art appreciators gathered to donate some money and walk away with some amazing artwork! The proceeds went to Resolana, which is:
"a community based nonprofit organization that provides holistic, gender-sensitive, rehabilitative programming for incarcerated women".
The night consisted of live music, live auctions, and beer drinking, in an unheated, but very lively space! If you didn't get a chance to go/participate this year, I certainly suggest you check it out for next year!
All of the artwork was created at the warehouse the day before the event. Such amazing work! So happy I could be there to see it!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Holiday Festivities!

Thanks to everyone that made an appearance at our holiday party last night. There will be more photos to come! Thank you to all the artists and everyone who has supported us through our first year. We are looking forward to the new year and all the new adventures it holds for us :). Happy holidays!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Holiday Hours

Season Greetings!!

We will be open this Sunday, December 13, 2009, from 12pm - 3pm and next Sunday, December 20, 2009, from 12pm - 3pm as well. We will be closed from December 24, 2009 - January 1, 2010. We will reopen on January 10, 2009. If you would like to make an appointment to view during this time feel free to email me at: I hope you all have a wonderful time this holiday season, and I look forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Space/ Erykah Badu

Hi Everyone!

This past we weekend we had the pleasure of helping out with an event at The Space to raise money for the community center. We also had the pleasure of getting to meet Ms. Erykah Badu!!! She was at the event creating two live paintings that were later auctioned off. She also autographed one of our artist's, Debbie Klein's, pieces titled, Tacos. Tacos is part of a series and for the next month we will be donating 25% of the sales of these pieces to The Space. We still have the autographed one if anyone is interested! It was amazing getting to spend the evening in the presence of Ms. Badu! I listened to her music all day at the gallery to prepare for the event. Come by and see the signed piece!

Ps. I apologize for the photos being a little blurry. They had Erykah moving around so much that it was hard to get a clear photo. I will update this with clearer photos in a few days once I receive them from the photographer!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Out And About

I stepped out of the gallery for a brief moment yesterday and stopped by two galleries that had openings this past weekend. My first stop was at Marty Walker Gallery where I saw Obstacles featuring Eric Sall. Second stop, Craighead -Green Gallery where I viewed Origins featuring Marci Crawford Harnden, Edge 14 featuring JP Long, and Building Botero featuring Rich Bowman. Here are some photos! I will be stopping by more galleries next week. I also picked up a copy of the publication a + c. Check it out if you haven't already (I got mine at Craighead- Green Gallery)!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Time For an Intro

Hello All,

I think it is time that I formally introduce myself. I am Jamie Arendt, the new gallery director here at Rising Gallery. I will be the one updating the blog, keeping you updated with the gallery, and posting some photos of you when you come out to our events! A little background on me: I graduated with a degree in Art History, spent two years in Los Angeles, California, at Loyola Marymount University and two years living in Austin, Texas, while attending Texas State. I am a fan of both minimalism and chaos and the odd connection between the two. I am always looking for new art/artists for the gallery so feel free to email me at anytime. If you come into the gallery I may be jamming out to some Erykah Badu or The Dead Weather.....or the Raconteurs...or any band Jack White creates. I am very blessed to have found a position here at Rising Gallery. If you haven't been into the gallery let me just tell you there is no other gallery quite like it. Being built in an old recording studio it has a very unique shape and laid back feel. Thanks to Bryan and Taber Wetz's vision a recording room once filled with matted down turquoise shag carpet, yellow stained ceiling tiles from massing cigarette smoke, and dark wood zig zag paneling has now been turned into a fabulous space for a solo or group show......if you have been into the gallery you already know what I am referring to.

All and all I couldn't be happier to be here. I look forward to chatting and sharing with you. That's all for now. Nice to meet you! :)
(and yes, that photo is of me and my parents :))

soon again opening reception

This past weekend marked the opening of our current show "soon again" featuring Benjamin Pierce. I thought I would share some photos with you! Ben flew in from St. Louis to celebrate with us! He didn't bust out his break dancing moves.....but we are hoping that there is performance piece brewing for the future! Oh, and Ben is becoming a master in the sport of ghosting. He also loves pizza and has two dogs and we love him....we're sure you will too :).

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Davines Event

Last night we had a very successful event with Davines hair care products! Here are some photos of the event at the gallery!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"Soon Again" Opening Reception



Jamie Arendt, 214.634.6262 or

Bryan Wetz, 214.215.1771

RISING…a gallery Features “Soon Again”

Dallas, November 14, 2009 RISING…a gallery announces its next solo exhibition "Soon Again" featuring artist Benjamin Pierce. The opening reception is November 14, 2009, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The exhibition will run from November 13 – December 30, 2009.

Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, Pierce was often confronted with the symbol of the black face lawn jockey. As “a firm believer in owning insults” he has used these images as the source of one of his series; working to deplete them of their negative connotations and power. A strong advocate that we must sometimes use our imagination to create our own world due to harshness of this world, Pierce invents a world of his own comprised of his own daydreams and stories he creates from passer-bys on the street.

There is no doubt that we are currently living in a world and economy full of uneasiness. These circumstances can often lead to one’s life being strained of encouragement and fascination. Using acrylic and mixed media on wood canvas Pierce’s work brings about a new lyrical world of bright color and playfulness through his innocent distortion of forms. His motto: “we are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams”, certainly shines through his work, which often incorporates references to musical imagery.

RISING…a gallery is located at 4631 Insurance Lane, Dallas, Texas 75205…just off Knox between McKinney and 75. Hours are from 12:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday, or by appointment. Please call 214.739634.6262 for additional details.

"Soon Again"

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bonny Leibowitz
Material Witness
The Creative Essentiality of Materials and Process
Rising Gallery
Friday, October 23 6:30 - 9:30pm

Surfaces and openings, elevations and excavations; implementing materials and processes such as digital art, photography, inks, oil paint, lexan, encaustic wax, abaca fibers, yupo, graphite, powdered pigments, rubber and wire. "I find these mediums give an intriguing combination of both control and loss of control. Going with them allows me to explore and develop a universe." Bonny Leibowitz

4631 Insurance Lane, Dallas, TX 25205...just off Knox between McKinney and 75

Friday, October 2, 2009

Rising just noticed on DMagazine's SweetCharity Blog. Thanks Jeanne Prejean for the blog post!
You can read more at you'll find the article about 1/3 down the page...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

SWBCA Event Update & Donation Info

Thank you everyone for all the wonderful response we're continually receiving regarding the event this weekend. We are now up to 32 donated works of art! We hope the word spreads and we have an even bigger turnout this year than last.

If you or someone you know has been affected by breast cancer please send photos to us at to contribute to our presentation celebrating lives past and present.

Interested in donating but not available this weekend? Donations can be made payable to "CFO / SWBCA" and sent to:
c/o Rising Gallery
4631 Insurance Lane
Dallas, TX 75206
All tax deductible documents will be handled by and sent directly to the donor by the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma.

Thank you all for your continued support of the cause!

Monday, September 28, 2009

"PINK" SWBCA Breast Cancer Event & Art Auction 2009

An Art Auction to Benefit
The Sharon Wetz Breast Cancer Awareness Fund

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009
7:00p - 10:00p

$10 donation at the door
Donations also accepted at all Osgood-O'Neil Salons in Dallas

Please join Rising Gallery as we celebrate the lives of those affected by breast cancer. The gallery will hold its 2nd annual art auction benefiting SWBCA and we are expecting a great turnout. There are currently over 20 artists who have generously donated art to the cause and we hope North Texas will make time Saturday to join us for this wonderful event. This year SWBCA will feature American Cancer Society's Reach-to-Recovery program, one close to Sharon Wetz as she volunteered through this program many years of her life.

Come learn more about our featured program and bid on great works of art from artists across the country including Candice Chase, Marie Chevrier, Ben Darrow, Pinky Diablo, Lisa Distafano, Gina Dunn, Laura Elia, Scott Hutchison, Debbie Klein, Bonny Leibowitz, Lloyd Lowe, Gabrial Macias, Suzy Moritz-Rawdin, Nicole Morrow, Jennifer Mooremon, Patrick Neuwirth, Donna Page, Ben Pierce, Benjamin Purvis, Krystal Read, Alex Remington, Jennifer Roberts, Olivia Smith, Michelle Stroescu, Matt Tilbury, Kathleen Wilke and more...

Rising will continue a condensed version of Wonderlust with the remaining pieces of the collections during the SWBCA event and through October 9th. Rising will also have available its full collection of works on its website,, throughout the next three weeks.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Exhibition Opening - RISING Gallery
September 4, 2009 - 6-10 pm

On Friday, September 4th from 6 to 10 pm RISING will open Wonderlust, the newest works by Chad Petersen and Debbie Klein.

Chad Petersen, of Los Angeles, California, is greatly influenced by Frank Stella, Elsworth Kelley and the bright city of Las Vegas. His paintings have shown internationally with Wonderlust marking his first major exhibit in Dallas. His striped paintings range in size from 22 inches to 12 feet in length.

Dallas artist Debbie Klein creates her signature "targets" through a meticulous lightjet process. Attending the Parson's School of Design, Debbie uses her extensive knowledge of color theory to create the intriguing color combinations occurring in her work.

Please join RISING on Friday, September 4th for the artist reception and opening of Wonderlust. Show will be on display through September 26th.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

RISING in THE magazine again!

The "savenikki" show was featured and photographed in THE magazine this month. Please pick up your copy to see us! Thanks for your continued support!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

PHOSPHATE - Upcoming Exhibition!

"Phosphate" - The Works of Gabriel Macias
Exhibition Opening & Artist Reception

Friday, August 7, 2009
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hosted by: RISING Gallery
4631 Insurance Ln.
Dallas, TX 75205

On Friday, August 7, 2009RISING Gallery will host "Phosphate", an artist reception showcasing the works of Gabriel Macias. Macias is an El Paso, Texasnative skilled in printmaking and graphic design. His passion for each has created this unique series of works featured in full for the first time at RISING Gallery.

Macias, mostly inspired by surrealism and minimalism, enjoys finding the abstract beauty in things that cannot usually be seen by the naked eye. He creates artwork to engage his audience and to make them look deeper into his works than they normally would. His complex visions create a captivating work in a less than traditional medium. Macias notes, "I do not carry heavy conceptual value to my work but instead I like for the viewers to create their own narrative about my artwork. I want my artwork to connect with every person differently and in the end create some kind of a bond between the viewer and the art."

Macias has tried all types of printing but focuses the majority of his works in lithography, woodcuts, and intaglio prints. Though drawing was always his forte, Macias found printmaking a medium that really pushed his skills beyond the traditional and into the realm of fine arts he would be able to share with his collectors and audience. Macias adds, "The great thing about printmaking is that I can always go back to an old drawing and pull another edition that will push the image even farther. Printmaking has opened up a whole new way for me to draw and I hope to continue to find new ways to make my work unique."

RISING Gallery will host "Phosphate" from August 7 to August 29. The opening event is August 7, but look to RISING Gallery's website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter to find out more about additional special events showcasing these works.