Category Archives: Art

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

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 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 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 ( 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.

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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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