Thursday, September 24, 2015

October 5th NTAAC Event - Discussion and Lunch

Art Conservation

Do you know which conservation glass or plexiglas to choose for your next framing project? Join NTAAC and Jerry Cornelius of Canyon Creek Art, where he will discuss these conservation materials, how to decide which you should be using and what are the new products on the market. Jerry and staff have goodies and free items that they are going to be giving away. Who doesn't like free conservation items?

After our visit at Canyon Creek Art we will go across the street to Chiloso Mexican Bistro for lunch.

Monday October 5th, 12:30 pm
Canyon Creek Art
2051 North Central Expressway
Richardson, Texas 75080
Jerry Cornelius

Lunch to follow (across the street)
Chiloso Mexican Bistro: Fresh, Bold Tacos and Burritos
700 E. Campbell Road Suite 190
Richardson, TX 75081

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

NTAAC Happy Hour - Drinks Over Broken Stuff


It's time for another NTAAC Happy Hour! Join us Monday, Sept. 21st at the Small Brewpub in Oakcliff.
We have all been working very hard this summer, focused on completing projects, writing reports, making quotes... So lets get together and enjoy some hand crafted beer, finely prepared pub grub and catch up on what is and isn't broken. (Small also serves wine, cocktails and Non-alcoholic drinks)

As always, NTAAC events are never limited to just art conservators, anyone who works with or around art, antiques or historic objects is welcome to join in the conversation. 

Monday, Sept 21st 5:30 - 7:30
333 W. Jefferson Blvd
one block west of the Texas Movie Theatre 


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

NEW Public Art At NorthPark Center

A new art exhibit has been installed at NorthPark Center. If you took the March tour, you'll want to go back and see this new exhibit "Art Meets Fashion: 1965 - 2015". The historic gowns from UNT's Fashion Collection are located between Nordstroms and Neiman Marcus on level one.

Art Meets Fashion: 1965 – 2015
August 22 - October 25
Level One between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom

NorthPark Center is pleased to present Art Meets Fashion: 1965 – 2015, an exhibition from the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas featuring 29 looks spanning the last 50 years of fashion curated by Myra Walker. Selections include French designer Pierre Cardin’s iconic “Bulls-eye” minidress; a 1974 Halston silk pantsuit featuring an Andy Warhol printed design based on his series, Flowers in 1967; and a 1980s Christian LaCroix for Dior, a 1995 dress by Todd Oldham; and works by current designers from the 2007 Neiman Marcus show Future Fashion.  The exhibition is located on Level One between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

One of the highlights of this exhibit is a gown by Thilo Westermann for Escada. The black and pink strapless gown for spring/summer 2015 is highlighted in the center of the platforms. Watch this YouTube video to see how Westermann creates his designs and then go see the gown at North Park Center.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Wednesday Art Conservation Fish Fry

It's time we all got together for a crispy fried fish lunch and talked about all our big projects, road trips and issues with glue.

Wednedsay June 24th 12:noon
Big Shucks
6232 E Mockingbird ln
Dallas TX

If you have been to a conservation event, conference or workshop we would love to hear about it. I just finished a workshop at the West Dean College in the UK and it was fantastic.

See you there,

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

NTAAC Coffee Break At TAM Conference

North Texas Art Conservation

The  Texas Association of Museum conference is just around the corner - April 8th - 10th. NTAAC is always honored when we can play a part of this wonderful conference. This year we are sponsoring the Thursday Coffee Break 9:45 - 10:15 AM.

So if you are going to the conference make sure you join us for a jolt of caffeine, a shot of sugar and of course lots of talk about broken stuff.

This is a great opportunity to meet fellow art conservators as well as curators, collections managers, and art handlers from across the state. We'll be handing out NTAAC buttons and updating the NTAAC contact information sheet. So drop by with a hand full of business cards and mingle.

NTAAC/TAM Coffee Break
Thursday, April 9th @ 9:45 - 10:15am

TAM Conference
April 8th - 10th
Omni Hotel Fort Worth
Fort Worth TX.

Two lumps please,

Monday, February 23, 2015

Public Art Tour At North Park Mall

Join NTAAC on Wednesday, March 4th for an insightful tour of the artwork at North Park Center. Billy Hines, General Manager will conduct the tour and talk about the art collection and the issues associated with public installations.

Public art is a very hot topic in Dallas right now, so this is a great opportunity to talk about art in public spaces and what impact the public has on the art. 

North Park Center art collection features major works by renowned artists including Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Joel Shapiro, Jim Dine, Jonathan Borofsky, and James Rosenquist among others. This collection encompasses a wide spectrum of materials such as cast bronze, welded steel, carved stone, mixed media and works on paper just to name a few. The artworks are located indoors and outdoors, tucked into nooks and displayed in high traffic areas. And are seen by thousands of people every week. 

The tour will start at 11:00am and will be followed by lunch at Luna De Noche. You are more than welcome to join us for one or both parts for this tour.

Space is limited to 20 people so RSVP ASAP to We'll meet under the Mark Di Suvero sculpture, Ad Astra,  also known as the Big Red X.

Wednesday, March 4th @ 11:00am
North Park Center
8687 North Central Expressway
Dallas TX 75225

See you under the Big Red X

Monday, February 9, 2015

Mark Your Calendar

Texas Art Conservation meeting
The February NTAAC fish fry lunch had a great turn out. Lots of golden fillets were consumed and stories told.

In March NTAAC will be taking a tour of the public art at North Park Mall lead by Bill Hines. This will be a great opportunity for an in depth look at issues surrounding art in public places. Lunch will follow the tour. So mark you calendar:

March 4th @ 11:00am
North Park Mall
Dallas TX

Also, its time for the annual NTAAC call for volunteer board members. If you would like to help build the art conservation community in North Texas send us an email

We are looking for all kinds of skills and talents, big and small. From event organization, to data entry, to media outreach, to lots of other things we haven't even thought about yet. Your evolvement in NTAAC will make a difference to the art and historic community.


Saturday, January 31, 2015

Crispy NTAAC Lunch Feb 4th

Art Conservation Lunch
It has been a while between NTAAC get togethers so pull yourself away from your work table and join us this Wednesday for some crispy fried fish and lots of conversations about broken art and historic objects.

Wednesday, Feb 4th at 12:00 noon
Big Shucks
6232 e. Mockingbird Ln
Dallas TX

Now for the hard part, gumbo or spicy shrimp cocktail?...