10th Birthday Art Exhibit


Join us for our One-Night-Only 10th Birthday Party Art Exhibit!

Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 6 to 9 in the evening.

The event will be held at 215 1/2 N. Travis Street, Sherman TX.
(I don’t know what happened to the other half, but maybe we will find out Saturday?)

Special thanks to Tommy Shields and Los Hermanos realty for allowing us to use their beautiful space for the show.

ARTISTS:  It is not too late to enter some artwork into the show!  Email me at ghosttownartstx@gmail.com by Wednesday 1/25 to schedule an time to deliver your artwork.

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Happy Birthday to Us!

Adventurous. Curious. Off the Wall. Art as an event….it’s our specialty. And, IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY! The Ghost Town Arts Collective is turning 10, and we are throwing a birthday bash on January 28th, 2017!


We need you to help us celebrate by submitting work to our one night only birthday show. The call for entries opens now!


Secret Location: To be announced!


(But we can give you a hint and tell you that it’s in Grayson County and it is VERY cool.) We embarked on a birthday photo tour visiting locations of exhibits past, and we’ll post them on our facebook page during the month of January. The last photo will reveal the (surprise!) location of our birthday party exhibit. Follow along at https://www.facebook.com/Ghost-Town-Arts-Collective-109474535755821/

The best birthday gift we could ask for is for everyone who has been a part of these 10 wonderful years to submit work and celebrate with us.


Call for Entries: Ghost Town Arts Collective 10th Birthday Party Exhibit

One Night Only: Saturday, January 28th, 2017 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Work in all media and any size will be considered. Art work must be delivered in gallery ready format.  Please email a photo of the work you’d like to submit to ghosttownartstx@gmail.com so that we will know what to expect.

  • Entry Fee: In honor of our 10th birthday, it is only $10 for up to three entries per artist. Due upon delivery.

  • Delivery of Work: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 (at the latest)

    • Hand delivery: Heidi Rushing at Austin College January 23, 24, 25 from 8:30 – noon or 1-4 pm (please call/text ahead at 903.267.6409), or by special appointment the weekend prior, January 21 & 22 (email rushing.heidi@gmail.com to set a delivery appointment).

    • Shipping: Heid Rushing at Austin College (where there is a secure receiving area) with a delivery date of no later than January 25th
      Send to:

Heidi Rushing, Art Department

900 N. Grand Ave Suite 61603

Sherman, TX 75090

    • Artists are responsible for including return postage.

  • Return of Work: At the end of the party (Jan. 28th at 9pm, or the week of January 30 – Feb 3.)

  • $$ Prize $$: There will be one $100 prize for Juror’s Choice of Best in Show. The identity of the juror is a surprise, too!

  • Commission: The Ghost Town Arts Collective requests a 25% commission on anything that is sold at the show.


Do you make something that doesn’t hang on the wall? As always, we would like to feature live performances as well. If you are interested in performing – reading poetry, playing music, dancing, singing, juggling, you name it – please email us (ghosttownartstx@gmail.com) with the details by January 19th.

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Craft the Night Away


We are excited to announce our net upcoming event, Craft the Night Away craft beer festival in Downtown Sherman on April 16.  This is a new event for Sherman, and we are thrilled to be a part of it.  We will be working the double meaning of Craft in this context and bringing the arts & crafts to go along with the craft beer.

In addition to our Mobile Gallery, we have lined up a selection of artists, craftspeople, makers, do-ers, and other vendors to add a unique flavor of our own to the event.  The Ghost Town will be providing a coloring booth, and running a “Corn-hole” bean bag toss game tournament.  There will also be live music and food vendors, making it a pretty cool time to come hang out in downtown Sherman. The festival itself is totally free to attend, but if you want to drink beer you have to buy a Beer Tasting ticket.

Check out craftthenightaway.com for more info!


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Busy Bees…

March is here and we are gearing up for the busy season!  We are seeking art & handmade craft items to display inside our Mobile Art Gallery for two events at the end of March.

Friday, March 27 – Ghost Town Xpress will be in Denton for the reception and reading of the Manufacturing Mirth/ Cocktail Hour anthology.

Saturday, March 28 – We will be heading up the road for the Denison Spring Art Walk.

Ideally, what we need for the trailer are small to medium sized things that that are easy to transport and are for sale – things that are thin and light enough to hang with strong magnets are especially ideal for quick installation!

If you have any artwork or hand made goods that you’d like to display, email a photo to ghosttownartstx@gmail.com.

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Call for Entries – Booked

Call for Entries


Ghost Town Arts Collective: Booked


Exhibit Location: Ida Green Gallery, Austin College

Exhibit Dates: April 13 – May 22, 2015

Reception TBA


Theme: For this exhibit, we are seeking work that deals with books as either subject or object.  Artists’ books, altered books, work made from books or work made about books, in any media, are acceptable.


How to Submit: Email photos of your submissions to ghosttownartstx@gmail.com by March 27.  Selections will be made and artists will be notified of acceptance as they are received, by Monday, March 30 at the latest.


Delivery: All accepted works must be delivered between March 30 – April 5

In person delivery: To Heidi Rushing at Austin College, Forster Art Complex, 1315 E. Richards Street, room 202. Mon. thru Fri, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, and Sat. or Sun. by appointment.

By mail: to Heidi Rushing, 900 N. Grand Avenue Suite 61603, Sherman, TX 75092 (make sure it will arrive by March 5!).

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Manufacturing Mirth/ Cocktail Hour

Call for Submissions for Writing and Art:

The Ghost Town XPress is coming to Denton 
You are Invited to Join in the Fun!
The Ghost Town Arts Collective is coming to UNT to hold a reading and exhibition in the Subway parking lot across from the Auditorium Building. We have a beautiful new mobile art gallery and we are coming to town to publish a limited edition, handmade anthology of text and images by local artists and writers. We will be in the parking lot from noon-4pm, and plan to hold a reading of work from the anthology from 2-4pm on Friday, March 27th.
What we want from you: print or duplicate 35 copies of your work (text or image) on standard 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper. You may choose to use an art paper instead of copy paper, but either is fine.
Submit these to by March 9 to Jean Roelke at UNT or Heidi Rushing in Sherman. During the week of March 9th, we will be holding a book binding workshop somewhere on campus (TBA) to collate and bind all 30 copies of the anthology, using the japanese stab-binding method. If you would like to participate in the bookbinding workshop, please let me know when you send me your work.
Ghost Town will be having an exhibition at Austin College sometime in late April (more on that soon), and this book project will be displayed as part of that exhibition. That show will be called “Booked” and will feature artist’s books, altered books, and art about books. Besides your submission to the Ghost Town Xpress project, we would like to invite you to participate in the Austin College Show. We like to hold readings at our shows, and you are also invited to read with us.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Jean or come by her office at UNT (Lang. 408E). We hope you will all participate in this project. Ghost Town events are always a lot of fun. We love to collaborate with other creative people.
Jean Roelke, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of College Writing
Department of English
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle # 311307
Denton, TX 76201
Heidi Rushing
Austin College, Forster Art Building Room 202
by mail: Heidi Rushing
900 N. Grand Avenue Suite 61603
Sherman, TX 75090

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Mardi Gras

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Ghost Town and to see our new Mobile Art Gallery at the Red River Mardi Gras and Jazz Festival.  It was a great day, and we had a great response to the trailer.



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