26 June, 2017 17:25

Red White and Blue Exhibit

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HAF Project Calendar Dates

HAF Project Calendar for the 2017 year

January – Featured Artist: Nancy Algrim

February – Featured Artist: Crystal Ziemann

March – Art Contest for Harlingen, Raymondville, San Benito, Raymondville, Lyford,

and Rio Hondo High Schools and open adult invitation. (Open Media).

Information available on the HAF Facebook page, or pick up your entry form at

D’Arte Center. All entries due Feb. 14-17, 2017.

Theme: “Colors of Spring”

April – Featured Artist: Kathy Alvizo

May – TSTC or Local High School Show – awarding/presentation of art scholarship


June – Featured Artist: Skylar Wilhite

July – Art Contest for HAF members. Theme: “Red, White, and Blue”

August – Featured Artist: Carol Baker

September – Featured Artist: Sue Tarrant

October – Art Contest for HAF members. Theme: “Colors of Fall”

November – Featured Artist: Duane Beard

December – Featured Artist: Linda Stair

Theme Wall:

The areas to be used for the Theme Wall will be to the right as you enter the front doors, and possibly the right side window area as well.

Artwork will be open media, with size limit restrictions to be determined.

Theme Wall art will be accepted at the monthly meetings, the fourth Monday of each month.

The Project Committee members will be responsible for hanging the Theme Wall art.

The first Theme Wall will be in February, with work due January 23, 2017. The theme for February will be “Love is in the Air”.

Theme Wall topics are:

February – “Love is in the Air” – due Jan. 23, 2017

March – “New Beginnings” – due Feb. 27, 2017

April – “Eggstravaganza” – due March 27, 2017

May – “April Showers Bring May Flowers” – due April 24, 2017

June – “Children at Play” – due May 22, 2017

July – “Fireworks” – due June 26, 2017

August – “Dog Daze of Summer” – due July 24, 2017

September – “Cornucopia of Color” – due Aug 28, 2017

October – “Orange” due – Sept 25, 2017

November – “Give Thanks” – due Oct 23, 2017

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Postcard art and Japanese Etegami

Members of the Harlingen Art Forum created postcard art for sharing with family and friends this Holiday Season. All that’s needed is a 4×6 piece of heavyweight paper and a few minutes to let creativity bubble up. Perhaps that few moments between pouring the coffee and finishing the cup in the morning? And who doesn’t have someone from their life who would be cheered by an unexpected Postal treasure.

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Wishes for a Bountiful Thanksgiving from the artists of the Harlingen Art Forum

A Bountiful Autumn © Carlos Cortez

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Best in Show

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Winning Student Art

Student art from the Recent Birding Festival Art Competition is now on display at D’Arte Centre Gallery. Come by to see the amazing work of Valley Middle School and High School Students.

Hours Tues- Sat 10am to 5pm

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Summer Arts Classes for Kids

Summer Arts Classes for Kids

Dates June 13-16 and June 20-23,Monday through Thursday.
Watercolor work shop the first week-
TBD for the second week

Contact D’Arte Centre, 115 E Jackson, Harlingen TX (956)425-4030 for more info $35 per student all materials provided

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Art Walk Night in Harlingen

Lots of great art at D’Arte Centre Gallery

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Merry Christmas from the artists at D’Arte Centre Gallery

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Shop Small Saturday at D’Arte Centre Gallery in Harlingen

Great original art from local artists. Shop Small Saturday Nov 28 and support local small businesses and local artists.

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HAF Shades of Gray Contest

The Harlingen Art Forum and D’Arte Centre Gallery issue a call to all artists for Shades of Gray. All media are welcome. Works must have been completed since January 2015. Works should contain no sexually explicit or objectionable material. Works must be the original creation of the artist, signed and presentable for exhibition, i.e., gallery wrapped canvas, framed art, or sculpture. Entries are due at D’Arte Centre Gallery in Harlingen, Texas on October 23rd, 2015. Entries must be accompanied with an Entry Form and Jury Fee of $10.00 per piece. First Prize of $100.00 will be awarded by the judges; other prizes may be awarded as entry fees allow. Two dimensional works must NOT BE WIDER than 36″, framed. Sculptural pieces must weigh less than 300 pounds and be NO LARGER than 24″x36″x72″. They should be self supporting with no possibility of over balancing. Please indicate if display stand is required. Multimedia pieces must include all required audio visual equipment and be bound by the sculptural size above. (A single electrical outlet will be provided for pieces requesting, as available.) Works should be for sale. D’Arte Centre will retain a 30% commission on all sales.

All artworks will be judged. Selection for the exhibition will be at the discretion of the judge and/or the Harlingen Art Forum Board of Directors. Decisions of the judge or Board of Directors are final.

Works must be picked up after the exhibition between December 1st and December 11th. Works not picked up by December 11th will be considered abandoned-in-place by the artist and become the property of the Harlingen Art Forum to be disposed of as the Executive Board sees fit.

Entry Form- Shades of Gray- (Entry fee of $10 per entry)

Mario L. Leal
Art Instructor @ RGV Arts Studio
Freelance Designer @ www.lealcreations.com
Harlingen, TX 78550


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Beachcombers Art Show Cancelled

The Beachcombers Art Show for 2015 has been cancelled.

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Gone but not forgotten – Harlingen historic photos

The joint exhibit with the Harlingen Art Forum and the Downtown District of photographs of buildings from Harlingen’s past will remain through Art Night on Friday June 26th. Be sure and stop by and see these great photos.

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Beachcombers Fine Art Show Cancelled for 2015

The Beachcombers Fine Art Show has been cancelled for 2015.


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Special 2014 Valentine Day event at D’Arte Centre Gallery




Darte 4x2-2


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Harlingen Art Forum installs new slate of Officers

The biennial installation of officers for the Harlingen Art Forum took place at the September 2013 meeting.  New officers pictured below include:

Bernice Coleman – Installing Officer and Lifetime Member

Myrilla Sparhawk – President

Hortensia Ramos – Vice President

Linda Shreeve – Treasurer

Al Alvizo – Parliamentarian

Mario Leal – Member at Large

Jan LeBleu – Past President

Not Pictured: Frances Ilnicky – Secretary

2013 - 2015 Officers, Harlingen Art Forum



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Beachcombers Art Show – 2013

The 54th annual Beachcombers Art Show occured July 27 and 28 at the Convention Centre on South Padre Island.

Here’s the map of the artists.bc13FishBC 13 map


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Bigger is Better – Call for Artists

$100 First Prize


Call for Artists Juried Contest and Exhibition June 4, 2013 to June 29, 2013 Entry Deadline May 25th, 2013

Prospectus and application available here.

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And the Winners are:


The Winners of Let it Snow …

1st Place Anne Moncus

1st Place Anne Moncus

2nd Place Marta Vargas

2nd Place Marta Vargas

3rd Place Marta Vargas

3rd Place Marta Vargas

4th Place Linda Shreeve

4th Place Linda Shreeve

5th Place Linda Shreeve

5th Place Linda Shreeve


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Your chance to VOTE! Let It Snow Contest

Voting is closed


The Let It Snow Art Contest is on exhibit At the Gallery now.

There are 14 entries and the artists were limited to a size limit of 3 inch by 3 inch.

Click on the slide show link to see a  life-size image slide show then VOTE on the one you like best.

To see a larger than life image click on the thumbnail sized one.

The artists are eagerly awaiting your votes, the $100 First Prize is at stake.


Select the stars under the painting you like the most. (one vote per day)

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