When photographer James Bland began looking around town for a new project, his focus quickly settled on the art scene. “It’s amazing how many awesome artists we have in Dallas and Fort Worth. I love art, and I thought it would be fun.” So Bland began the cold calling—he didn’t know any of the 44 artists before the project began, “although I’m lucky enough to count a couple of them as friends now,” he says. The project didn’t disappoint. “It’s a celebration of what we have here and a tribute to how hard these artists work,” he explains. See the exhibit in its entirety at the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas, April 28 through May 3. And to experience the Dallas art scene even further, check out the D Art Slam, May 29-31. www.d-artslam.com.