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Spring 2017 Art Exhibitions and Shows

by on Apr.23, 2017, under Art Shows, Exhibitions, News

Upcoming Exhibitions and Shows

 

As most of you know, my wife and I are both artists.

Karen Harris excels at vibrant abstract art in thick applications of oil.

I just framed this piece for her upcoming exhibit at the Eisemann Center:

The Deep Framed

The Deep by Karen Harris

Warren Paul Harris (that’s me) specializes in hyper-realistic photography and digital art.

One of my recent creations:

Hong Kong Skyline Panorama

Hong Kong Skyline Panorama

We exhibit in local shows (both juried and open) from time-to-time, frequently together, but sometimes individually.

In the next few months, we are both exhibiting in an assortment of local shows, so here is the current schedule.

Click on the linked text for information about the venue or show.

The latest addition is for the reception in Addison at the Conference Center for Warren’s installation.  This will be June 16 from 6-8 PM

Upcoming Shows

DateShowLocationKarenWarren
May 7 - 2-4pmAbstracted RedactedTVAA Gallery DallasX
Now through MayOngoing ExhibitAddison Conference CtrX
June 16 6-8 PMReceptionAddison Conference CtrX
July 13-14Chocolate and ArtLofty Spaces - DallasXX
May 14 - 7-9pm Richardson Civic Arts RegionalEisemann CenterX
Spring 2017 Art Shows
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Dallas Fort Worth Skyline Triptych

by on Apr.13, 2017, under News, Projects, Recent Projects

The Saga of the Dallas Fort Worth Skyline Triptych

My most recent project is the result of a commission by Delta Airlines for a 24 foot wide by 6 foot high mural of Dallas and Fort Worth combined.

I had done a similar combination for KTXD TV in 2013, but theirs was 208″ wide by around 96″ high.  It could not be repurposed to the new dimensions of 288″ x 73″ – so… Back to the drawing board, so to speak.

DFW Skyline 2013

Original DFW Skyline 2013

I could re-use only a couple of the original elements in the original skyline, which meant going out to re-shoot lots of buildings and add some images from recent shoots of both cities.  The most complicated elements were the Calatrava bridge (cutting it out of the background took the better part of an entire day) and Reunion Tower.  Reunion Tower is a composite of two images.  First, I shot it from the south side on a parking garage at sunset so I could get the detail of the column itself and the reflective blue-green of the outer walls.  Then I shot the entire structure at night from the levee with a 400mm lens to get a tight high detail shot + the lights in all their glory.  Then.  And here’s the fun part.  I pasted every single light into place over the sunset exposure after cutting the tower out of the sky.  That took a very long time, as you might imagine.  It’s also pretty tedious work.  I love the result, though.  Another of my creations that you can never find in nature.

In this incarnation of the DFW Skyline, I added in the most recent Supermoon from 2016.  It was the largest Supermoon in decades and the detail of it was superior to the original.  I had wanted to include one in the version for KTXD, but London Broadcasting preferred it with the ghosted Texas flag and no moon.

The final image looks like this:

Dallas Fort-Worth Skyline 2017

Dallas Fort-Worth Skyline 2017

Now, since this composition is so wide and short, it becomes a serious problem to produce, handle, transport and install.  As a result, the version I am marketing is a triptych, available in three sizes only.  These are Limited Editions, signed and numbered.

A 6′ wide set of 3 panels limited edition of 15 (on aluminum) for $1500

A 12′ wide set of 3 panels limited edition of 15 (on aluminum) for $3250

A 4′ wide single sheet limited edition of 25 (on aluminum) with the legend below it for $995

If you are interested in either one, send me a message or pick up the phone and call me at

214-232-9503

The triptych version is rearranged slightly to allow it to be divided:

DFW Skyline Triptych

DFW Skyline Triptych

 

The single panel 48″ version with legend:

Dallas Fort-Worth Skyline Legend

Dallas Fort-Worth Skyline Legend

 

 

 

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Join Us Feb 4 at Fashion in the Snow

by on Jan.25, 2017, under Art Shows, Events, News

Both Karen and I Will be Exhibiting at Fashion in the Snow Dallas

Our collective art display

This will be a fun event with a fashion show catwalk, DJ

  • Who: Warren Paul Harris, Karen Harris and Many More
  • What: Art Show, Fashion Show hosted by ANTM Model Eva Marcille
  • When: February 4, 2017 6-10 PM
  • Where: Fashion Industry Gallery 1807 Ross Ave, Ste 167 – Dallas, TX 75201
  • Why: Because this will be an amazing event!
  • Admission: $60 tickets here
  • Attire: Upscale

Event info:

Dallas and surrounding areas:

Come watch us set the stage for one of the biggest nights of fashion & entertainment.
Fashion In The Snow Dallas ( Hosted by: ANTM Eva Marcille )
This is the last week pre-sale tickets will be available.

General admission will be $80 and VIP will be $125 next week.

Purchase tickets from models and online this week!

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AFTER PARTY TABLES ARE $50 SEATS FIVE – ONLY A FEW LEFT
BRING YOUR FASHION SHOW TICKET AND GET INTO THE AFTER PARTY FOR FREE BEFORE 11:30PM!
RSVP HERE TO CONFIRM YOUR TICKET!

Direct All Inquiries to: Videojunkiesmedia@gmail.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RAW Artists at Gas Monkey Dallas

by on Jan.07, 2017, under News

Happy New Year All….

To start off the New Year with a bang, come to this really fun event!!!

CUSP at Gas Monkey Dallas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event is

  • January 13 at:
  • 7 PM
  • Gas Monkey in Dallas (great venue)
  • Karen Harris (abstract artist from Dallas)
  • Lots of other artists
  • live music
  • fashion show
  • food
  • and more!!!!!
Karen Harris - Abstract Artist Extraordinaire

Karen Harris – Abstract Artist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be there or… better have a good excuse.

The deadline for ordering your tickets looms closer with each passing day. This is going to be a really cool event. I’m pretty sure you will be kicking yourself if you miss out. And we wouldn’t want that, now would we?

To pre-order your ticket and save money, click on the amazing, vibrant, one-of-a-kind, unparalleled abstract image below.

Hope to see you then!

Karen-Reflection

Karen Harris – Reflections

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.rawartists.org/karenart

RAW DALLAS PRESENTS CUSP

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13TH @ 07:00PM GAS MONKEY
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Dallas, Texas

by on Dec.24, 2016, under Exhibitions, gallery updates, News, Photo Du Jour, Projects, Recent Projects

Almost 3 years ago we made the move 20 miles south from Frisco to Dallas.  We did this for a long list of reasons, but primarily for the culture.  We wanted to be closer to the Arts and Design Districts – and Deep Ellum.  Places where creative people congregate.  We also like the feel of Dallas in general.  We feel like we belong here.  In North Dallas we are 15 minutes from almost anything we are interested in and we don’t need toll roads to get there.  Surface streets provide excellent, swift access.

For about 10 years now, I have been capturing Texas in all its glory.  The minutiae is what fascinates me the most, as is evidenced in my first coffee table book, Texas As I See it.  Dallas, on the other hand, does everything on a bigger-than-life scale.  As a result, the Dallas skyline was awarded Best International Skyline status in a USA Today poll.   And it just keeps getting better as more and more structures add dramatic computer controlled lighting.  The addition of the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and the completion of the Omni Hotel were the defining moments in the evolution of the skyline in my opinion.

On various occasions since 2010 I have captured this amazing skyline.  In 2013 I had a commission to create a backdrop for KTXD TV in Dallas.  The concept was a composite Dallas / Fort Worth Skyline, which ended up being a 15 hour editing project after capturing new images around midnight on two different nights.  The result is a 204 inch wide sunrise skyline with the Texas Flag ghosted into it.

DFW Skyline

DFW Skyline

During this process I also created individual skylines of each city and produced a highly idealized version of the Dallas skyline complete with the Supermoon from 2013.  Since then I have re-shot the ever-evolving cityscape of Dallas on several occasions.  Naturally, whenever there is a Supermoon, going out to re-shoot is a good idea, as there is no better backdrop for this celestial event than Dallas.

This year I went out to capture the Beaver Moon over the skyline along with several hundred other amateur and professional photographers.  The results were fairly dramatic, but the view from the levee does not provide a complete cityscape.  Some crucial elements get left out – like the Omni Hotel.

The image below has become very popular in recent months.  This is the origin of the combination skyline and I had completely forgotten about it.  During an art show where I was exhibiting Oz, a client requested a night sky cityscape.  I looked through my Facebook gallery and resurrected this one.  As a result I have printed, delivered and installed several of these recently.  The largest one measures 86″ wide by 40″ high and is installed in an office building in Dallas.

2015 Dallas Skyline Supermoon

2015 Dallas Skyline Supermoon

 

The BIG INstall

The BIG Install

 

42" Wide Skyline over Queen Size Bed

42″ Wide Skyline over Queen Size Bed

You can see the entire Dallas gallery on my website.  I fill custom orders by email / phone, so send me a message if you’re interested in any of these.

I do all printing and framing in-house with the exception of aluminum and acrylic prints.  These I outsource.

This image is coming in next week (30×45) on aluminum for Northwestern Mutual in Dallas.  It was shot in 2015 when the Trinity River was flooded during an interview with the Dallas Observer:

BofA Calatrava Reflection

BofA Calatrava Reflection

You can see the entire Cityscapes Gallery on my website as well.  This includes Fort Worth, NYC and International locations.

 

 

 

 

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Supermoon – Beaver Moon Photos

by on Nov.18, 2016, under gallery updates, News, Projects, Recent Projects

In case you missed the event of the decade (almost the century) this last weekend, we had a Supermoon / Beaver Moon that hasn’t happened since 1948 and won’t happen again until 2034.  A Supermoon occurs when the orbit of our moon brings it in unusually close proximity to the earth.  In this case it appeared 14% larger and 30% brighter than a typical full moon.  This, of course, brought out everyone and their dog (ours wanted to stay at home) with a camera.

BofA Supermoon II Composite

BofA Supermoon II Composite

I have been wanting to capture a full moon over the Dallas skyline for a couple of years now and this seemed like the perfect time to do it, so Sunday evening just before sunset I headed to the levee.  Doing a little preliminary research I determined the moon would rise at 73 degrees, so I parked in my usual obscure location and trudged about a quarter mile along the levee with 3o lbs of camera gear and a tripod to get set up.

There were 5 or 6 other photographers in the general vicinity and we all had our locations staked out for what we thought would be the best shot.  Out of the corner of my eye I caught a lot of frenzied activity as all the other photographers were jockeying for position and realized the moon was finally making its appearance, peeking up between the buildings.  I also hustled about 20 yards south to get a better vantage point and started shooting.

The problem with shooting the moon at sunset over the skyline is exposure.  To get the buildings reflecting sunset colors properly exposed, the moon will be vastly 0ver-exposed.  Getting the moon properly exposed renders the skyline totally black.  So…  This requires multiple exposures for every shot.  Also, to get a good close-up of the moon requires a very long lens and getting the skyline requires something more normal (around 50mm).

To shoot the moon in close-up I used a 100-400mm Canon zoomlens with a 1.4x telextender attached.  This results in a 560mm lens, which is almost enough.  1000mm is optimal.

All of the images I used are composites.  In other words, I shot numerous images with different composition and different lenses.  Then I combined them for the effect I wanted.  Using a really big lens compresses distance and makes the moon seem larger.  But…  Cutting this same moon out, enlarging it and tucking it behind the buildings produces and even more remarkable composition.

Another problem with the Dallas skyline is that all of the buildings do not light up at the same time.  To get everything illuminated optimally, you have to wait until about 8:00 this time of year.  Therefore, I had to combine file photos with new images to create some of these.

So here they are.

Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bath House Cultural Center Art Mart Next Weekend

by on Nov.13, 2016, under Art Shows, Events, Exhibitions, News

Please join us at the annual Art Mart

At the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas

  • Next Weekend
  • November 18-20
  • 12-6 PM
  • 50 local and regional artists
  • Karen Harris showing her abstract oil paintings
  • Warren Paul Harris exhibiting his photography and digital art

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Invest in Some Art for Christmas

by on Nov.19, 2015, under gallery updates, News, Recommendations

Or for any other occasion…

As a gift – or for yourself, art is not a luxury, it is a necessity.

Max Eastman said  “It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.”

Why invest in art?

  • Art will not wear out
  • Art will not make you fat
  • Art will improve your life
  • Art will make you smile
  • Art will make you think
  • Art will inspire you

Our e-commerce site has some great deals on inventory prints + lots of custom order images from around the world.  We produce custom prints in-house, provide mounting and framing services and I will even personally install your selection in most cases.

If you don’t see what you are looking for, call or email me.  I probably have what you want somewhere in my extensive library.  If not, I may just go out and find it for you – or create it from scratch.

Our most recent installation is a nearly 8 foot wide mounted canvas print for Northwestern Mutual in Dallas.

Our themes include:

  • Texas
  • Dallas Texas
  • Frisco Texas
  • Route 66
  • New York City
  • Automotive
  • Girls and Cars
  • Musical Instruments
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Nature and Scenics
  • Ireland
  • Tuscany
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Budapest
  • Abstracts
  • SignZ of Our TimeZ
  • Alien Vistas
  • The TreZ Collection

We have a growing collection of Selective Color images from around the world:


Abstracts:

 

And the latest image from Budapest:

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My Entries in the Latest Capture Dallas Contest

by on Aug.31, 2015, under Art Shows, Events, Exhibitions, News

The current Capture Dallas contest in Memory Lane, Aurora 2015

I have 3 entries in this contest from our family life in the last few years.  I hope you enjoy — and hopefully vote for them.

 

Here are the entries for this contest from my portfolio:

Learning About Easter Eggs With YaYa

Learning About Easter Eggs With YaYa

Pure Joy

Pure Joy

Fascination

Fascination – Selective Color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Kaboom Julius - our Staff

Kaboom Julius – our Staff

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Try This Giant Rainbow Slinky Yourself

by on Aug.24, 2015, under News, Projects, Recommendations

You probably didn’t know this even existed, but now that you do, you know you want one.

Slinkies have been a favorite toy for kids since the 1940s when Richard James invented them.  The original slinky is made of spring steel and measures roughly 2.75″ in diameter.  It is a fun example of kinetics for children and can offer hours of amusement.  One of the things they do best is to “walk” down inclines or steps, provided the height and width of each “step” is within certain limits relative to the diameter of the slinky being used.  This is where it gets tricky.  In order to walk a slinky all the way down a staircase, the diameter of the slinky needs to be more than half the depth of the stair tread.

Enter the GIANT Slinky.

The giant rainbow slinky measures a whopping 7″ in diameter and loves to walk down stairs.  My 6 year old grandson Ryan has always been fascinated by the two slinkies the I keep on a ledge in my office.  One day we were discussing things they could do and I told him about getting them to walk down stairs.  I even bought him and is brother a pair of the original metal slinkies so they could try this at home.

Then I remembered a video I had seen of someone letting one loose on an escalator and looked it up.  That’s when I saw for the fist time, the GIANT slinky.  HAD to have one.  We tried it on the escalator at a virtually abandoned mall in Dallas, but found the treads too deep for it to successfully traverse them.  BUT – the adjacent staircases were perfect.  Watch the video below and click on the ad to get your own giant slinky.

 

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