Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Present

CADD Fall Bus Tour

November 18, 2017

3:15pm – 6:30pm


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – CADD has been promoting the visual arts through unique programming since 2006 and the bus tours have been going strong since 2010. Bus tour participants might gain access to artist’s studios, galleries, private collections,

 corporate collections, art installations or other special venues!

The Bus Tour on November 18th, 2017 will visit two CADD Galleries in the Design District and a private collection in Kessler Park.

CIRCUIT 12 CONTEMPORARY – View “Builders: A Group Exhibition” and enjoy bubbly and sweet treat. “Builders” brings together artists Katie Bell, Matt Kleberg, Keith Allyn Spencer, Marilyn Jolly, Alex Ebstein and Brad Tucker. Through traditional and expanded modes of painting, these artists consider building a crucial element of their process. Paintings peel and bulge off the wall, or recede into illusionistic spaces of the surface. The works focus on the formal but often allude to moments of narrative, wit, and humor. Each artist acknowledges tropes of abstractionists throughout history while forging their own visual language within the contemporary dialogue of painting.

THE HOME OF KEN DOWNING AND SAM SALADINO – Ken Downing has been a part of the Neiman Marcus Group for nearly three decades.  Since 2006, Downing has served as the Senior Vice President and Fashion Director of Neiman Marcus Stores. When he is not at the store headquarters in Dallas, Downing is often on the go and traveling, playing a large role in establishing the looks and trends found in fashion all over the world.  A realtor since 2012, Sam Saladino has spent the last four years with David Griffin & Co Realtors. With a background in Art History and Interior Design, Saladino has applied his knowledge to build a career as a full-service realtor with a keen eye for what it takes to move some of the best properties in the city. Together, they have amassed an impressive collection of art that ranges from mid-century painting to contemporary art. Housed in their Dallas home and Cedar Creek Lake, Texas retreat, the collection is comprised of both internationally and locally represented artists, including Mark Flood, Matt Kleberg, Kate Carr, Jeff Elrod, Aaron Parazette, Casey Gray, YEK, and Ludwig Schwartz, to name just a few. While Downing and Saladino are unquestionable tastemakers in the worlds of fashion, home, and design, their collection serves as a testament to their dedication and support to the visual arts.

GALLERI URBANE – View two solo exhibitions and enjoy sips and savory bites. Jessica Drenk’s States of Matter exhibition continues the artist’s interest in the natural world through the transformation of man-made materials, such as books and pencils. The show also introduces her newest body of marble sculptures. In Gallery Two, Rachel Hellmann solo exhibition, Doubling the Cube, the exhibition title references an unsolvable, ancient geometric problem that requires the use of only a compass and straightedge. The challenge behind the puzzle remains fitting for Hellmann’s interests, who approaches her work through the blend of creative ingenuity and meticulous problem solving that is involved with producing mathematical solutions. The artist will be present for an art talk about her current show. Finally, on view in the Showroom will be the gallery’s annual Gift Edit Exhibition. Started in 2015, the show presents specially selected works that make the perfect gift for yourself (or someone else) this holiday season. This year’s iteration will include a wide variety of gallery artists with work priced under $3,000.

TICKETS – are $60.00 each. Guests are provided with transportation, tour, refreshments, and light bites. This Bus Tour is approximately 3.5 hours long. Seating is limited. Proceeds from CADD events assists with the CADD Scholarship and CADD Educational Programs. For tour information, email dustin@circuit12.com or call 214-760-1212.


3:15 pm         Park/Visit Circuit 12 Contemporary at 1811 Levee Street.

4:15 pm         Get on the bus and head to home of Ken Downing and Sam Saladino.

5:30 pm         Get on the bus and visit Galleri Urbane.

6:30 pm         Return to Circuit 12 Contemporary and Pick up vehicles etc.