Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Expansion Update!

So, the expansion is coming along quite nicely. Here's a few pics from the past week as we've been demolishing, sheet rocking, mudding, painting, and laying floor. Sorry the quality isn't better. I've just been documenting its progress with my trusty iPhone.

Check back for more pics and info on an expansion party!

Wednesday 3/25/09
Thursday 3/26/09
Tuesday 3/31/09

The Prophet Bar is Displaying Our Work!

Many thanks need to go out to Joel Furth, the owner of the Prophet Bar/The Door in Deep Ellum, for inviting us to participate in their annual "Local Heart" event. This event is a one night bash that encourages creative minds to come together, display their art, meet fellow artists, and enjoy live music. It was last minute, but I picked out a few pieces to represent Rising and got the approval from the selected artists to display their work up at the Prophet Bar for the night.

So, last Thursday I got them all hung and schmoozed with the local art and music scene as we enjoyed live music, a video installation and stimulating conversation on where Dallas art is headed. I received a great number of questions (and compliments!) on the displayed work and it made me feel good that I had worked so diligently on getting Rising in.

At the end of the night, I spoke to Joy Hom, the Assistant Manager at Prophet Bar and she and Joel agreed to let the work hang for an entire month! This will get us some added exposure at a very active venue! I got the paperwork all typed up and signed that very next day!

We are so excited about the prospective clients the work will bring us. Here's two pics from the event. Sorry, the quality isn't ideal...but you get the gist. You should definitely head out to the Prophet Bar ( http://www.theprophetbar.com/) and see them for yourself! You're certainly in for a good time =)

I'll blog again soon!


Setting up!
Rising's Display!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Gallery Expansion update

The gallery is well underway in its expansion! We have completely gutted the recording studio space and are now mudding over the new sheet rock that was put up 3 days ago!

Within two weeks, we are hoping to have the expansion completed. This will give us an additional 600 sqft to showcase some AMAZING work!

We will be keeping you posted on its progress.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

We are just so excited about our new show, 21st Century Vintage. It will be our first juried show, and we're excited to see both the work submitted and our turn-out! If you wanna know more, click on the Call to Artist's link on the website!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

URBAN Two Twenty Seven HAPPY HOUR!

Hey All!

Did you miss the URBAN Two Twenty Seven opening, or is there something you want a second look at? Well, you should join us this Thursday for drinks at our place as we continue to celebrate URBAN Two Twenty Seven's exhibition.

Where: Rising Gallery
4631 Insurace Ln.
Dallas, TX 75205

When: Thursday, March 19th 5-7pm

Contact: 214.634.6262

See ya here!

-The Folks at Rising

Friday, March 6, 2009

Co-Owner and Artist Bryan has a show!

We know it's late notice but please be sure you check out Bryan's new paintings at Art251 this March!

From Art251:
Our March exhibit -  Temple of  Flora - signaling the imminent arrival of Spring kicks off today, March 6. The Opening Reception is this evening, March 6, from 6-9pm.

It’s free, there’s food and wine and soda, and best of all there’s some gorgeous new art from  Dallas artist Bryan Wetz. He’ll be with us as well.

Bryan’s work for this show features panels and canvases of single flowers, each composed in a subtle and unique way. You’ll see colorful irises, daffodils, roses, lilies and more (notice my limited botanical vocabulary). The exhibit runs until April 4, 2009.

We encourage you to come and see these fine, original paintings in the art251 gallery that has now become a spring garden (without the allergies), and to meet Bryan Wetz in person. In addition to being a talented artist, he is also an interior and retail designer (he designed our space), a custom furniture maker and an ex-Keller resident. Bryan is a product of the Oklahoma Arts Institute at  Quartz  Mountain and an alumni of  Oklahoma  State  University where he earned a degree in Interior Design.

art251,  251 Town Center Lane, Ste 2109 ,  Keller , Texas  76248 

Thanks for the support!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Many thanks to our fans and voters because the Dallas Voice magazine just voted us the Best Art Gallery in Dallas!! They stopped by this afternoon with a plaque and everything. =) Again, thanks so much for voting for us. It makes us feel so cared about!
Look forward to seeing you all in the gallery soon!