Politically Incorrect

2014-10-11_16.40.56This show is a blast!  Come by and take in the atmosphere on Saturday, the 18th of October, from 5:00 o 7:30 PM.  Perhaps you’ll even find the next piece in your collection there.

The show is jurored by the producer of Indie Film Festival Adam Zamblowsky and Deputy City Manager of Plano LaShon Ross, who is also our keynote speaker. Enjoy our Wacky Menu, be there when we Announce Winners, and get in on some Audience Participation!

Join us!

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Plano Art Association Presents Ahmed Salam: ASISEEART July 12,4pm-7pm Plano Art Association Gallery

                     Plano Art Association Proudly Presents


                                                Ahmed Salama4


Ahmed Salam joined Plano Art Association in 2013.

He was First Place Winner for People’s Choice in our First Annual Black History Exhibit. It appeared doors had opened for him. His bold image of famed blues musician B. B. King won the hearts of attendees as one by one they cast their vote for BB, and Ahmed.bking

B. B. King’s broad smile and cobalt blue jacket added to the celebration of Black culture, the theme of the exhibit.

The reason Ahmed’s piece won first place can be seen in all his work. He has a passionate love of music, jazz, and culture. Ahmed communicates his passion through his bold use of color as well as the subjects within his pieces. He deliberately chooses musicians, and cultural scenes that convey a message.

The message is clear, ” I am here; I will be heard.”

How Ahmed found inspiration as an artist is as much a part of his art as the art itself.

He’d put his brush down for 25years, and through a profound gesture from his son, found the inspiration to pick it back up again…his story as well as his emergent solo exhibit is appropriately entitled:

The Journey


 Ahmed and his lovely wife Rica invite you to join them in his recount of that story and of his work.

Join them

Opening Reception Saturday           July 12, 2014 4pm-7pm

The Exhibit closes   Saturday          July 19, 2014


1013 15th Place suite 105 Plano Tx. 75074/Eastside

Village on the Downtown Dart Rail Station Platform!


Ahmeds work will be accompanied by the Soulful Sounds of  jazz artist

Rodney Bowens


View more of Ahmed’s work on his online at  Ahmed Salam Asiseeart.com and on facebook

I think you’ll like what you see.


Plano Art Association


Bringing A Little SoHo To Plano

Join Us!




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Thursday Night Portrait/Figure Drawing

Title: Thursday Night Portrait/Figure Drawing
Location: PAA Gallery 1013 15th Place Suite 105 Plano TX 75074
Link out: Click here
Description: This is an open art group for dedicated artist devoted to improving figurative and portrait skills
Start Date: 2014/7/3
Start Time: 7;00PM
End Date: 2015/7/3

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Plano Art Association Portrait/Figurative Meetings with Gene Dillard



PAA CLASS 3                PAA CLASS 1

Gene Dillard of Rail Station Studios offers an organic learning environment for artists interested in portraiture. Artists meet every Thursday 7:oopm-10:00pm. Space is available details and information can be obtained through Rail Station Studios Gene Dillard 214 403 9171




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125 Show 2014

Here is the link to submit entries to the 125 Show 2014.

125 Entries
Following the link will take you to more detailed information about the show.

If you’re not already familiar with the 125 guidelines, it’s pretty simple.
Any artist 18 and over residing within 125 miles of Plano is eligible to enter.
Categories are:
2D art
3D art
Photography (including digital) and printmaking
You can enter up to three pieces.
Artwork will be juried in.

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The Member Show Prospectus

It’s HERE!   The prospectus for the member show is now available.  The date for the reception will be announced in a bit, and added to the prospectus once it’s been settled.

It’s easy – pick your best piece that we haven’t seen before in a show.  Email a nice picture (JPEG) of it to us.  Bring it to the gallery on drop-off day.  Make sure you don’t forget to pick it up on pick-up day.  Enjoy the show!


We also now have a letter-size promotional poster for you to post at your work, school, religious institution, or libray, or that you may hand out to friends and family as an invitation. Thank you!


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New Permanent Address for Mail

Greetings, members and browsers alike!  As of TODAY, all mail needs to be addressed to the gallery.   The address is as follows:

Plano Art Association Gallery/Eastside Village

1013 15th Place Suite 105

Plano, TX 75074

This is how to find us:


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PAA is proud to present our first Black History Exhibit

6a00e008dca1f08834015392b0ebe2970b-300wiAnti-slavery rebellion to political activist, from ragtime to rappers, Black people have contributed to some of America’s most piv0tal moments in history. Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman and William Still were forerunners in the opening relay race to freedom RAGTIME Artsist Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Mortan and  Josephine Baker of the Harlem Renaissance were  SAINTS to America’s only national music JAZZ  whose acoustic contributions parallel  the compostitions of Mozart and Chopin.  BUSINESS  men and women like Madame C. J  Walker and Booker T. Washington, blazed the trail for Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jordan who set new models for branding and enterprise, Phyllis Wheatley sent word to Zora Neal Hurston, and Toni Morrison penned an open letter to President Barak Obama.  Romaere Bearden , Henry O Tanner and Jean Michael Basquiat have  passed the  artistic baton to the  Plano Art Association as it  Honors Black History with an open call to all artists!

In 1968 James Brown released the Soulful Anthem “Say it Loud; Im Black and I’m  proud!” to inspire  races  to acknowledge Blacks. He encouraged Blacks  to embrace and take pride in  their heritage and contributions to America.

Plano Art Association joins the chorus with its First Black History Exhibit! “Say it Loud . I’m Black and I’m Proud!”

This is an Open Art Call!

 Showcase what you love about Black  History!

 All work must  celebrate the contributions  Blacks have made to America’s  History regardless of artists ethnicity. Works are to  highlight past or present accomplishments.

Join or renew your Membership at the time of entry. Prospectus  will be provided and  filled out at drop off.

Two entries per person will be accepted.


 2D work must be framed or have otherwise finished edges. Works must be delivered ready to hang D- rings or eye screws and strong wire.

3D work must be fully stable and self supporting. Pedastal are limited and will be assigned on a first come first served basis…Works deemed unsuitable for any reason will not be accepted.

Submit  high resolution JPEGS of your intended entries by February  6th , 2014 5pm  to planoartassoc@gmail.com


attn. Ruth Siddiqi/Talley Williams


For questions contact 

Ruth Siddiqi 214 708 0171 call or text

Talley Williams 214 929 0668

Drop off February 8th 2014 1pm-3pm @Plano Art Association Gallery in Eastside Village 

1013 15th place suite 105  Plano Texas 75074

 Reception February 16th 4pm- 6:30pm

Pick Up March 1, 2014 1pm-3pm

 “We  create  history as we create art.”  - Talley

You can pay your entry fees ahead of time right here:

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Dr. Ed Gilbert, “An Eagle’s Eye View of Sacred Spaces” December 14, 1-4 p.m.

Dr. Ed. Gilbert

Dr. Ed. Gilbert

Thanks to courageous men and women like Dr. Ed Gilbert, boundaries between religion, science, medicine, art, and alternative healing are being torn down like the wall of Berlin. The growing costs of medical care, increase in the need and use of prescriptive drugs along with pharmaceutical recalls all drive countless Americans to consider different approaches toward health.

Scientists across the globe are finding more connections between known and unknown heavens ; their findings included but are not limited to the fact dark matter holds the universe together and not lights and stars as once believed.  Likewise doctors are learning what shaman, gurus, priests and rabbis have promoted throughout the ages:  an undeniable fiber that binds us all together, and makes us one.

We are in fact: ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

The Plano Art Association joins in this emergent philosophy as it showcases alternative healing derived from the benefit of focusing on sacred spaces: The Bridge between art and healing.

Doctors, Ministers, Scientists, and Artists have come to agree; there is merit, and benefit to focusing on sacred landscapes and works of art.

Dr. Gilbert’s very cutting edge approach toward healing will be Plano Art Association’s holiday exhibit entitled, “An Eagle’s View of Sacred Spaces”. Through oncologist Ed Gilbert’s lens we’ll be given an intimate peek at wonders of the world and sacred spaces such as, Machu Picchu, Mount McKinley (Denali), and Zion National Park.  Dr. Gilbert who was given the moniker ,” The Eagle” by Plano Art Association president Talley Williams, for his expert shutter eye and access to high and  majestic, sacred spaces, will have his solo exhibit the first of three,  featured at the gallery during December.  These unparalleled images will be accompanied by Dr. Gilbert’s message that is art a form of alternative healing.

Dr. Gilbert’s background as an oncologist spans some 42plus years  practice. He has treated and facilitated healing of thousands of patients. It was in 2006 when his own diagnosis of cancer brought him face to face with the adage,” Physician, heal thyself”.  It was his own bout with cancer that lead Dr. Gilbert on the quest for a different healing. Armed with a camera and a notepad, he booked a flight to Machu Picchu. What he found there can be witnessed at the Plano Art Association Gallery. This renaissance healer’s effort does not end with photography. Dr. Gilbert has amassed not only an arsenal of majestic photography but includes poetry and music designed to place the brain in a state of beta waves. In this state the body sets its own healing mechanism in motion.

The reception will be held December 14th


1013 15th place suite 105

Eastside Village Apartments

Downtown Plano Dart Rail Platform

              Plano TX 75074                                                                                                                                                          

Plano Art Association is a non-profit organization funded in part by the city of Plano, and also by businesses, men and women who support its effort to promote multiculturalism and diverse approaches toward art. It has served the artists and members of Plano and surrounding cities for 47 years.  The organization’s president Talley Williams stands on the premise that art has the ability to bring differing cultures together to create a shift in consciousness and social/political awareness. Talley said, “I believe life is like a fractal or diamond. Each culture contributes to its brilliance and shine. Our hope is to both facilitate and be a part of that process.”

Lean more about the organization at http://www.planoartassociation.com

image not in exhibit

image not in exhibit

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Nov. 26 Demo-David Collins – Members Meeting

November Demo -  David Collins

November Demo -
David Collins

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Cancer Exhibit through Nov. 16th

Purple Reign

Purple Reign/October

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You are Invited – Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m.

- OCTOBER 26- Invitation - 6-8 p.m.

Invitation – 6-8 p.m.



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October Demo Artist – Lap Ngo – Vietnam Artist

Oct. Demo Artist Lap Ngo

Oct. Demo Artist Lap Ngo

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PAA Multicultural Exhibit at the Courtyard Theater

Multicultural PAA exhibit at the Courtyard Theater in downtown Plano

Multicultural PAA exhibit
at the Courtyard Theater
in downtown Plano

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Collaborations at PAA Gallery -Dart Rail Station

Sept. 21 - Oct. 15th "Collaborations"

Sept. 21 – Oct. 15th

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