Robyn Parker Feehan, Creative Director, has always wanted a gallery space for artists, no matter their level of experience, to show. The Gallery8680 on Main Street in Frisco obtained a permanent lease space from her church, True North, and the gallery was in business.
In early 2009, her son gathered the names of over 20 student artists and together they hosted a very successful exhibition. From there, the gallery is constantly hosting shows with various themes for local artists.
Gallery8680’s first exhibition was held June 2009 and was made up of students from Collin College. Even though the gallery had to close down for some time afterward to create a space suitable to building codes, Robyn was able to resume exhibitions in October 2010 and the team has been hosting shows ever since.
This Friday, August 16th at 7 pm, Gallery8680 will host an artist and guests reception for the “CityScapes” exhibition. Robyn enjoys an extensive mailing list of artists and art patrons who have attended shows in the past and found the gallery through research on the web.
The call for “CityScapes” was submitted in June to all artists on her list in addition to posting the call to the gallery web site. Artists have submitted up to 10 pieces of art which are then filed and a juried selection takes place judged according to creativity, execution, originality, and whether the piece fits the theme.
Although Robyn does utilize jurors for some shows, for this exhibition, she enlisted Misty Oliver-Foster, a well-known Frisco artist, to help make the selections.
The artists who were chosen for the CityScapes exhibition are:
- Jason Booher
- Tom Freeman
- Danna Gann
- Marjorie Haley
- Beejae Hawkins
- Anne Hines
- Walter Kane
- Shelby Kinsall
- Wendi McGowan-Ellis
- Cate Robbins
- Tatianna Bela Sa
- Elizabeth Tropser
- Andrew Williams
An upcoming exhibition later this fall in the gallery is “Identity + Cast 2013” which will explore a group of sculptors’ long artistic engagement with traditional cast forms and space using iron, bronze, and aluminum while challenging compositional norms.
By appointment only
8680 Main Street, Suite 1E, Frisco, TX 75034