Friday, December 10, 2010

Marcus Payzant has arrived!!

We are excited to announce that the works of Marcus Payzant are now at the gallery. We will be rearranging the walls to make room for the new work. You have to check it out....
Here's a sneak peak at one the of the pieces. You have to come visit us to see the rest!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Support Local Artists

Support local artists!!
We are very proud to be showing some great works by some premier Dallas artists.

Kathleen Wilke (above)
Photography on acrylic

Benjamin B. Purvis (above)
Current Exhibition: WATERFRONT
on display thru 12.31.10

Bonny Leibowitz (above)
encaustic/mixed media

Debbie Klein (above)
photopgraphy on acrylic

James Hastings (above)
ink on paper

Friday, November 26, 2010

Studio Wetz Furniture at Rising Gallery

RISING Gallery has acquired new furniture pieces by Studio Wetz. The new 'Bryan Wetz Signature' series is a selection of chairs, side tables, and coffee tables.

SLAT Chair by Studio Wetz

This latest series of furniture is the first of many new designs aimed at the most discerning of buyers. The precision construction details, the solid woods (both domestic and exotic), and the premier finishes put the collection second to none. The entire collection is designed and handmade in Dallas, TX.

Bryan says, “after years of admiring and studying the furniture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and Gerrit Reitveld , to name a few, I set out to design a series of pieces reminiscent of the past greats”. Bryan’s continued research led him back to the designers of the past to investigate scale and proportion and how to change today’s perceptions of bigger is better. (3 Leg Chair shown to right)

Some of Bryan’s custom work has been showcased in Perspectives on Design Southwest, a coffee table book by Panache Partners. The 320-page publication features hundreds of vivid photographs of the region’s most stunning homes and the industry experts’ design inspirations, philosophies and perspectives. Books are also available for purchase at RISING.

"Domino" cocktail table by Studio Wetz

Additional custom furniture can be seen at

Friday, October 22, 2010

3rd annual PINK fundraiser at Rising Gallery a Success!

Last Saturday, October 16th, marked the third annual PINK charity event at Rising Gallery & Advisory, raising money for the Sharon Wetz Breast Cancer Fund to benefit the Cancer Support Community of North Texas through a silent art auction and fashion show featuring designs by the students of El Centro College Fashion Program.

Response was phenomenal, and with over 60 artists donating their work to a great cause, there was a lot to offer event goers. There are still some fabulous donated artworks on display and available for purchase through the end of the month for anyone who was not able to attend the evening event; 100% of those sales will go to charity. All other artwork sold at the gallery during the month of October will have a small portion of sales proceeds donated to this great cause.

Sharon Wetz Breast Cancer Fund is dedicated to assisting families living with the difficulties that come with a diagnosis of breast cancer. The Cancer Support Community of North Texas offers emotional and social support services to cancer patients and their families.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

PINK 2010: 3rd Annual Fundraiser benefiting SWBCA and Cancer Support Community of North Texas

Join us this Saturday October 16, 2010 from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. as Rising Gallery hosts PINK 2010, the 3rd annual fundraiser event benefiting Sharon Wetz Breast Cancer Fund and Cancer Support Community of North Texas. PINK 2010 will feature a silent auction of artwork in the central gallery space, and a runway fashion show of garments created by students enrolled in El Centro College's fashion program. Suggested minimum donation is $20 at the door.


Donations made during PINK 2010 will benefit the Sharon Wetz Breast Cancer Fund which is dedicated to assisting families living with the difficulties that come with a diagnosis of breast cancer, as well as the Cancer Support Community of North Texas which offers emotional and social support services to cancer patients and their families.

We are thankful to the dozens of artists who have generously donated artwork to the silent auction portion of the event. Artists participating include: Ben Pierce, Benjamin Purvis, Bonny Leibowitz, Carol Ordemann, Cathey Miller, Chris Panatier, Chris Usher, Dahlia Woods, Debbie Klein, Elizabeth Catlin Young, Jenna Young, Frankie Garcia III, Gina Dunn, Greta Gundersen, Jennifer Moreman, Jim Hastings, Kathleen Wilke, Kay Dalton, Laura Elia, Lloyd Lowe Jr, Michael Lyon, Michelle de Metz, Pinky Diablo, Renee Vandevere, Simon Waranch, Yolanda Smith, and more.

Special thanks to the Dahlia Woods Gallery who donated several artworks from their talented roster of artists, and to the fashion students at El Centro College. Special thanks as well to our event sponsors: A+C Magazine, Bryan Wetz Interiors, Dahlia Woods Gallery, FGIII Art, Lure Salon, McKane Consulting, Meddlesome Moth,, Osgood-O'Neil Salon, RSC Show Productions, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

10% of every gallery sale transacted during the month of October will be donated by Rising Gallery to SWBCF to aid their mission of helping families of patients diagnosed with breast cancer.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Chris Usher "Behind the Velvet Rope" D Magazine Video Interview

Still from D Magazine FrontRow interview with Chris Usher at Rising Gallery.

Check out Peter Simek's video interview with Rising Gallery artist Chris Usher just posted on D Magazine FrontRow! Peter met with Chris last week at the gallery to talk about behind the scenes at the White House and Usher's photography project "Behind the Velvet Rope". Peter did a fantastic job distilling an hour long conversation down to a few memorable minutes. Check it out here!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Rising Gallery's September exhibition on!!!

The Endorsement, 11.4.00
Pittsburgh, PA -- A neighborhood bar shows its support for Gore a few blocks from a campaign event three days before the election.

THANK YOU to for writing about our upcoming exhibition "Behind the Velvet Rope: Photographs by Chris Usher". In addition to the Opening Reception on Thursday September 16, there will be a Preview Party Wednesday September 15 starting at 6pm, with artist remarks and an informal Q&A beginning at 7pm. All are welcome!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Arts+Culture Magazine September 2010


Our September exhibition, "Behind the Velvet Rope: Photographs by Chris Usher" graces this month's cover of Arts+Culture Magazine.

We have two events next week:
Wednesday September 15th join us to preview the exhibit and talk with the artist. Chris will speak and answer questions in an informal social setting beginning at 7pm. Doors will open at 6pm.

Thursday September 16th from 6-9pm we will host an opening reception with Chris in attendance.

All are welcome to both events! See you there

COMMUNITY: drawings by Jim Hastings and paintings by John Skibo

Stop by and view COMMUNITY, on display through October 2, 2010. We had a great turnout for the opening reception event!

JIM HASTINGS is a local artist who has exhibited his work in a variety of venues over the past eleven years. Hastings' work explores relationships - husbands and wives, children and parents, teachers and students, caregivers and the children over whom they watch - the building blocks of community. Hastings incorporates a personal lexicon of symbolism to illustrate the dynamics of people's social interactions with one another at their most instinctual level; conveying love, violence, joy, tragedy, immaturity, and wisdom.

JOHN SKIBO is a Brooklyn-based artist making his Dallas debut here at Rising Gallery. Skibo's series "Change of Context" revolves around the ways in which modern-day organization of housing affects community. When creating his paintings, Skibo reflects on the process of change within an environment, of how environment is recontextualized through building or demolishing structures and how these constant changes to landscape affect community and one's ability to interact with each other in a meaningful and sustained way.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Join RISING as we welcome and help host a great event, I AM WOMAN next Thursday, July 15, 2010, 7p-10p. This is sure to be a great event as it's an FGIII Art & McKane Organization Event. Frankie Garcia and Jeremy McKane have put a lot time & effort into making this event a great success and we are excited to have the opportunity to play host to a great event for a great cause.

Proceeds from a multi artist series within the exhibition will benefit Alley's House, a wonderful non-profit Dallas organization. Each of the participating local DFW artists donating to Alley's House series will create a 24" x 24" art piece based on femininity and the following attitudes:

FEMININITY referring to qualities uniquely attributed to women.
LOVE that drives the Artist to create.
BEAUTY in artistic creation and output.
PASSION imbued within the art.
POWER latent within the work, demanding respect.

The entire exhibition will consist of works by several prominent female artists from the Dallas area. The Alley's House series within the exhibition will be sold and 100% of the proceeds of that series will go directly to Alley's House. The canvases for this series have been sponsored by Betsy Walker "Course of a Different Color".

The artists participating in the exhibition include Renee Vandevere, Kate Wickham, Maureen Womack, Michelle de Metz, Jennifer Morgan, Karen Garrett, Bonny Leibowitz, Carmen Menza, Suzy Moritz-Rawdin, Cathey Miller, Sonia Semone, Sue Ellen Davis, Laura Elia, Melissa Preston, Andrea Reich Fender, Kathleen Wilke, Jessica Lee, and Treva Gilkey.

The mission of Alley's House is to empower teen mothers and their children to achieve independence through support services, education and mentoring. Alley's House strives to break the generational, economic, and social impact of teen pregnancy within the community. For more information on Alley's House please visit

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Kathleen Wilke Artist Mixer

We are hosting an artist mixer for photographer Kathleen Wilke tonite, Thursday June 10, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

You are warmly invited to stop by and join Rising Gallery along with photographer Kathleen Wilke on Thursday for a final chance to view Kathleen's current series "Jane Doe" in its entirety. Kathleen will be available for questions and to discuss her work.

Kathleen's photography captures figures in serene, weightless, ballet-like movements underwater which oftentimes become abstracted by surface reflections to mesmerizing effect. Be sure to mark your calendar - this is a unique opportunity to meet one of Dallas' "must collect" artists in a low key atmosphere.

Kathleen Wilke's exhibition will remain until June 15th, after which RISING will have limited selections on display throughout the summer. Running concurrently elsewhere in the gallery is an exhibition of new paintings by Chris Panatier titled, "Love Them Now, Always".

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

D Home Magazine

Kathleen Wilke and Chris Panatier's show is showcased in this months issue of D Home! Pick up a copy if you haven't already :)!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010