Art Star Weekend : HELLO!/Texas Hot Chilly

It’s going to be an artful weekend in Dallas, Texas. First, a gentle reminder to head over to the Design District to catch one of Danielle Georgiou’s “happenings” and her video work at 14+1’s opening, HELLO! Then hop down to the 500x Gallery to see Diane McGurren’s work in their member’s only show, Texas Hot Chilly. We at Secretly Timid are proud of all of our resident artists and hope to see all your smiling faces Saturday.

Group show featuring new and returning members of 500X:

Christine Bisetto, Courtney Brown, Matt Clark, Laura Doughtie, Michael Francis, Nate Glaspie, Timothy Harding, Scott Hilton, Clayton Hurt, Nick Hutchings, Joel Kiser, Diane McGurren, Bruce Monroe, Leslie Murrell, Kerry Pacillio, Elaine Pawlowicz, Jonathan Snow, and Tiffany Wolf

Open Dates: September 10 – October 2, 2011

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

About the Gallery :

500X Gallery is Texas’ oldest, artist run, cooperative gallery.

Established in 1978, 500X provides one of the best exhibition spaces to up and coming artists in the city of Dallas. The gallery is located in a historic circa 1916 tire factory and air-conditioning warehouse and has over 3000 square feet of exhibition space. The plan for 500X Gallery was developed by two artists: Will Hipps, a Massachusetts native who moved to Dallas to teach, and Richard Childers, a local painter. The goal was to provide a space for artists to exhibit free of outside influences and dealer restrictions.Over the years, the plan has succeeded by giving artists the opportunity to show their work to the public in a professional venue. For many alumni, 500X has served as an entry point into the art world and have subsequently become prominent artists in the Metroplex and elsewhere including Vincent Falsetta, Otis Jones, Nic Nicosia, Frances Bagley, Tom Orr, Frank X. Tolbert, Randall Garrett and Paul Booker to name a few. 500X Gallery exhibits work by the current board members as well as by guest artists who are featured monthly in our upstairs gallery. This allows 500X to continue to foster and introduce other artists from Texas as well as national and international artists to the Dallas/ Fort Worth art scene.

Annually, we exhibit a juried show titled “Expo” which is a contemporary survey of work chosen by a guest curator from the local arts community. In the spirit of our mission statement, we also feature an unjuried “Open Show” for any artist wishing to exhibit their work for a small fee. In 2008, we will celebrate 30 years of providing an alternative space to the Dallas arts community. We are grateful to the community and to all of the individuals therein for 30 years of care, energy and continued support!


500X Gallery
500 Exposition Avenue
Dallas, TX 75226

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Episode 44 : The Circus

On today’s show the cast talk about Valentine’s Day, the Grammys, and last Saturday’s art opening at 500x. The cast then get political and anticipate the 2012 election circus. News topics include (and are limited to) this luxury hotel which has been taken over by squatters. Then Jill pits Tila Tequila against Adrianne Curry in this week Twitter Face Off.

The featured song for this week’s episode is “Bhang Bhang, I’m a Burnout” by Dum Dum Girls

500X Gallery Expo

Last night we were happily lost in a sea of skinny jeans, ironic mustaches, and works of art. Let us now share two pieces by two great, young artists (and members of the S T cast). There were some great pieces on display, so check out the show before they tear it down.

Diane McGurren, “FM 113, Millsap TX,” ultrachrome print, 8×8″, 2010.


Danielle Georgiou, “Love Crime”

500X Expo 2.12.2011 featuring work by Diane McGurren and Danielle Georgiou (and 43 other amazing artists)

500X Gallery Presents:

EXPO 2011
A juried exhibition for artists in Texas
Juror: Marty Walker, Owner, Marty Walker Gallery

February 12-27, 2011
Opening Reception: February 12, 7-10pm

About 500X EXPO

500X Gallery, Texas’ oldest artist-run space, hosts one of North Texas’ most anticipated annual juried competitions. EXPO 2011 is open to all artists over the age of 18 living in Texas. All visual media are eligible, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and video.

248 artists entered EXPO, and 45 were selected by juror Marty Walker. Roughly 65 works will be included in the exhibition. Artists included in the exhibition are Jesse Barnett, Julie Barnofski, Michael Blair, Angel Cabrales, Stephanie Clark, Kenneth Collins, Desiree Espada, Cydney Ferguson-Brey, Michael Francis, Anastasia Gabriel, Ricardo Garcia, Danielle Georgiou, Bethany Gouldin, T.J. Griffin, Steve Hamilton, Jessica Hargrave, Fields Harrington, Amy Herzel, Michael Hoefle, Hannah Hudson, Lucy Kirkman, Doughtie Laura, Rosie Lindsey, Sara Lovas, Diane McGurren, Ashley Milow, Frank Mosley, Loughridge Murrell, Kris Pierce, Teresa Rafidi, Jason Reynaga, Ryder Richards, Evett Rolsten, Soyla Santos, Michael Scot, Caroline Sharpless, Lucia Simek, Jonathan Snow, James Michael Starr, Tore Terrasi, Jonathan Whitfill, Timothy Wilson, Trey Wright, Virginia Yount and Sarah Zapata.

Artists in the exhibition are from cities around Texas, including Arlington, Austin, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Houston, Irving, Keller, Llano, Lubbock, Mesquite, North Richland Hills, Princeton, Southlake and Weatherford.

About the Juror

Marty Walker is the owner of Marty Walker Gallery. The gallery is committed to exhibiting contemporary art by mid-career and emerging artists. The gallery’s formal program is focused on inventive use of materials and/or process-oriented works as well as outstanding works in video, photography, sculpture and painting. Marty Walker Gallery collaborates with numerous national and international institutions, museums and galleries to bring dynamic and challenging work to Dallas. In addition, the gallery strives to cultivate awareness and education in contemporary art providing guidance and assistance to private and corporate collections, and welcomes individuals new to collecting art. For more information, visit


March 5-27: Shelby Cunningham and Thomas Feulmer
Opening: March 5, 7-10pm

April 2-24: Rebecca Carter and Mark Collop
Opening: April 2, 7-10pm

April 30-May 22: Matt D. Clark, Clayton Hurt, and Joel Kiser
Opening: April 30, 7-10pm