ARTS

CJ COWDEN

CJ Cowden is a self-taught artist who believes her work is a continuous study of color, texture and movement, consisting of subconscious impressions and influences from the world around her. Cowden is a world traveler who loves nature and tries to create a balance between her experiences and materials while testing and exploring different media. She enjoys creating art that draws viewers into the world around us through an abstract point of view, in hopes they will be able to feel a sense of peace while visually exploring her art. In addition, Cowden believes in and has a passion for helping other artists achieve their goals through mentoring and encouragement. Cowden is an award-winning artist who shows her work locally and across the nation and has work in private collections. Working full time in her Frisco studio, Cowden specializes in large-format works of art, creating both original works as well as commissioned pieces. In addition to being an accomplished artist, Cowden has a talent for interior design and can create pieces to complement existing spaces and designs. She is a member of the Texas Visual Arts Association, Visual Arts Guild of Frisco and Creative Arts Center of Dallas.

CJ COWDEN
214.469.9998
C2CGALLERIES.COM


RHONA LK SCHONWALD

Multitalented, award-winning international artist Rhona LK Schonwald creates art that stirs the imagination and sparks creativity in all who enjoy her work. Her highly acclaimed paintings have been featured in the movie Universal Signs and on both book and music covers, and her work has been exhibited in the permanent collection in the consulate in Dubai and in galleries and museums throughout the United States. Her works play on emotions and draw from nature, evoking serenity, sensuality and joy. The relationships among colors of paint or forms in sculpture embody human emotions and interactions. Her creations are reflections of life’s milestones, miracles, adventures and triumphs.

For Schonwald, developing abstract works creates a conundrum— how to create an intriguing, cohesive composition from absolutely no frame of reference. This is a puzzle that both stimulates and perplexes the artist. The famed French author Marcel Proust stated that, “The real voyage of discovery comes not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” That is what Schonwald hopes to convey to people, and it’s why her paintings, photographs and sculptures are designed to be turned multiple ways—to enhance the voyage of personal discovery through imagination and creativity.

RHONA LK SCHONWALD
410.489.6065
RHONALKSCHONWALD.COM


CHRISTOPHER MARTIN GALLERY

Founded almost 24 years ago in Dallas, Christopher Martin Gallery has created the perfect atmosphere to present the reverse glass paintings and limited edition work of Aspen-based American artist Christopher H. Martin. The Dallas gallery is located in the Dallas Design District. Additional galleries are located in Aspen and New York City.

Currently on display in Dallas are works by Martin and sculptures by Michael Enn Sirvet. Martin abstracts his observations of nature using his signature reverse painting technique applied to the back of acrylic panels. At first glance, the works by these artists display a rational balance and undeniable harmony, reflecting an organic sense of existence and a natural ability to transform the spaces that they inhabit. The exhibition also features Martin’s first mural wall experience, executed on a handmade silver-leaf surface.

The newly opened New York gallery is located at 1015 Madison Ave. The inaugural exhibition features Martin’s work created for the show and introduces the glasswork of Mexico-based American artist Orfeo Quagliata.

CHRISTOPHER MARTIN GALLERY
214.760.1775
CHRISTOPHERMARTINGALLERY.COM


DINORA TRINDADE FINE ART

Born in Portugal, artist Dinora Trindade fell in love with painting while living in Africa. Notes the artist in her artist statement, “I remember as a young girl, driving with my father in Luanda, viewing the scenery, and saying to myself, ‘I can paint that.’” After moving to the United States, she developed her talent through years of study, maintaining her objective to perfect the art of realism. She continues to see her travels as a source of inspiration. Her work is categorized into three styles, electric, “rising,” and impressionism. “I have recently added my own style of impressionistic work as an added choice to my clientele,” she says. “[Though] challenging, working with palette knives is a very rewarding experience, creating an end result that is light and expressive. I concentrate heavily on color, composition and simplicity.” Painting has always been a calling for Trindade, who “believes that art is a core value in our world,” and this mentality shines through every piece of art she creates. She is available for commission projects or, as she says, to help “select an existing piece that reaches your soul as it has reached mine.” For more information, visit her website.

DINORA TRINDADE FINE ART
440.360.7196
DINORATRINDADEFINEART.COM


GAPPA FINE ART GLASS

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. Combining architectural training with innovative artistry, founder David Gappa is a master at transforming glass into fine art sculptures, chandeliers, tabletops, pendant lights, decanters, wall sconces and displays. “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. The creation of each piece is a journey, as I strive to trust in the path that the glass chooses for me,” says Gappa.

Employing a turnkey process— concept, design, installation— each commission is original and customized for the client and the space. His pieces of art glass can be found and purchased at Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Fine Art Gallery in Grapevine, Texas. Gappa Fine Art Glass brings the ancient art of glassblowing to life with a modern twist.

GAPPA FINE ART GLASS
817.251.1668
GAPPAGLASS.COM


PAULA B. RADVANSKY

Paula B. Radvansky is a Texas artist and designer. She studied art and business at Texas Woman’s University. She studied graphic design at Southern Methodist University. She is a member of the Texas Woman’s University chapter of the National Society for Leadership and Success. From the NSLS she brings values to her design and art that incorporate mind, body and soul. These values convey optimism, good energy, healing and comfort. Art is her first passion and next is interior design. PBR Designs are contemporary designs that communicate fresh, positive energy. Every artwork has a concept or story that is explained in the title. The art itself shares the details of the story. The story then creates an energy the viewer receives. These designs are created with hospitality projects in mind, projects such as hotels, resorts, hospitals and health care facilities. PBR Designs are also ideal for residential, retail, staging projects and home interior design. The product line includes original paintings, framed prints, metal prints and woodprints.

PAULA B. RADVANSKY
214.619.0456
PBRDESIGNSHOSPITALITYART.COM


CINQ GALLERY

CINQ Gallery promotes artists who share a unique vision and passion for contemporary art. The gallery provides a platform to showcase the diverse talent of each artist. CINQ’s style and sensibility have helped it acquire a stable of artists with 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 Dallas gallery features the work of a multitude of artists, ranging from local to international backgrounds. Artist John Peralta explores sculpture through manmade materials, while it’s the many layers of built-up material that 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 showcases work by internationally acclaimed artists Juan Luís Jardí, Khoo Sui Hoe and jewelry designer Andrea Tello. Shane Russeck, the newest addition to CINQ, brings a fresh approach to wildlife photography. CINQ hosts many events and receptions throughout the year.

CINQ GALLERY
214.716.7646
CINQGALLERY.COM


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 before establishing Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA) in 1998 in Houston. LRFA now operates out of two locations in Houston and a third gallery in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premiere design district destination. Since the gallery’s inception, LRFA has established itself as a leading contemporary art venue, offering an impressive 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 media; many have also been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate and museum collections. LFRA’s clients include BBVA Compass, HKS Architects, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UT Southwestern, Halliburton, and ConocoPhillips. LRFA also participates in a number of prominent art fairs including CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Wynwood, Texas Contemporary, and the Dallas Art Fair.

LAURA RATHE FINE ART
214.761.2000
LAURARATHE.COM


BEE STREET GALLERY

Bee Street Gallery is operated by mother-daughter team Delaney Campbell and Ann Catherine Easterling. They are a valuable resource in connecting both clients and designers with a tailored selection of high-quality art offerings that are fit for residential and commercial spaces. Different from other galleries, Bee Street uses every inch of wall space to display the works of its fine artists. Campbell and Easterling strive to offer a comfortable and approachable environment and venue, for clients and artists alike, to browse and admire the walls. With a portfolio that includes over 80 artists from all over the country, both established and emerging, the variety of styles, mediums and price points allows clients to find the perfect art for their space. A second location is now open in Fort Worth.

Bee Street Gallery in Dallas is located at 6445 Cedar Springs Road #103 and is open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or by appointment). Bee Street Gallery Fort Worth is located at 3000 Landers St. and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or by appointment).

BEE STREET GALLERY
214-668-2200
BEESTREETGALLERY.COM


SOUTHWEST GALLERY

Located near the shops of The Galleria, Southwest Gallery offers Dallas’ largest collections of fine 19th- to 21st-century paintings and sculptures. Celebrating over 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 service-oriented 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
972.960.8935
SWGALLERY.COM