Dallas Chinese Calligraphy & Painting Events:
Workshops, Demonstrations & Exhibitions


by Dallas Chinese Calligrapher-Painter Joshua Hough



Year 2017 - Click to View More Pictures & Videos 活動相片及錄像

Lunar New Year Celebration 
DFW Airport

Lunar New Year Celebration
DCCC 2017-Jan-28

Lunar New Year Demo 
Crow Museum
Jade Room (1-2:30pm) 2017-Jan- 28

Lunar New Year Demo 
Crow Museum
Flora Street (3-5PM) 2017-Jan- 28

DCCPA 20th Anniversary
Chinese Community Center 2017-Feb-4

Lunar New Year Celebration
Eisemann Center 2017-Feb- 5

Chinese New Year Tasting Dinner
Five Sixty @ Reunion Tower 2017-Feb-7

Mandarin Teachers' Calligraphy Seminar
UT Dallas 2017-Mar- 11

20th Anniversary DCCPA Exhibition 
Plano Courtyard Theater 2017-Apr-13
5:30-7pm only 1 piece wrinkled / Dinner

Good Morning Texas Interview

Plano Asian Festival 
2017-May-6 (earlier time - wasted)

Dallas Asian Festival 
Fair Park 2017-May-13

QiPao Competition  
Carrollton Plaza Arts Center 2017-Aug-26

Global Village Frisco  

Calligraphy Contest Award Ceremony 
UTD Confucius Institute 2017-Sep-30

Frisco Arts Walk  

Plano International Festival





Upcoming Events for Year 2018

Chinese New Year Celebration
Eisemann Center 2018-Jan-13
PAF Promotion 
Willow Bend Mall 2018-Mar-31




Joshua's Preface

Dear All:

My first two Chinese calligraphy demonstrations dated back to 1995 and 1998. After graduating from UT Dallas with Master in Accounting and after I started my public accounting career, I resumed my artistic events from 2005 till today. It is my dearest wish to share the spiritual beauty and joy of Chinese brush writing and painting with people of different cultures. In Dallas, not only we have a large Asian population but also rich cultural diversities where we can meet serveral times each year in festivals and art shows.

My events or demonstrations at museums, cultural events, festivals, and etc. will be open to the public. The audiences will have a chance to receive a piece of sample calligraphy written for their names or short phrases. The artistic qualities I offer is for lifetime collection instead of catering which you may compare by searching "Chinese calligraphy" with Google Images.

I have been organizing the pictures and YouTube videos taken from those events and list them here chronologically. By February 2014, I have had over 100 events in Dallas area. I am still organizing the pictures and editing videos taken in the past few years which have been stored in several hard drives.

If you would like to schedule an event for Chinese calligraphy or a group Chinese painting class, spending a few minutes to browse the different types of plans available will be a lot of easier for our communication and planning.



Joshua Hough

Accountant & Chinese CalligraPainter



Please click to schedule an event and/or know the hourly rates.  

Pictures and videos will be added as I am sorting and compiling them.

To speed up, I have been focusing on using only semi-cursive style Chinese calligraphy. Kaishu will be too slow for most public events.










Joshua interviewed on NBC Good Morning Texas Channel 8



God Is Love for Mark Solomon from City of Richardson



Most Recent Pictures Added as of 10/30/2017


NBC's Olympics Promotion Party in 2007

Writing Peace, Love, Joy in McKinney Performing Arts Center


Crow Collection of Asian Art

Jackie Chan Karate Kid Premiere

Name for HP CEO Rasmussen

Episcopal School of Dallas

The Rock 

Crow Collection of Asian Art

Lake Ridge Elementary

CYLC Summer Camp

Dallas China Town

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Photos by Sam Hsu


Common "Triple" Misnomers About Chinese Calligraphy:

"Can you draw my name in Chinese symbols on the rice paper?"

1. The Chinese written language is called "characters." Chinese characters are made up of strokes, section headings, and radicals. There are no symbols in current Chinese writing.

2. Most Chinese will associate "rice paper" with paper used to wrap candies. In the 18th century when the Europeans tried to get the trade secrets of Chinese writing and painting paper made in Shuan (Xuan) City, they were misinformed it was made of rice! Shuan paper is made of many different plant fibers and may contain ingredients from rice straws. But it is not made of rice.

3. Symbols are drawn and characters (words) are written. Chinese don't "paint" Chinese characters. As a matter of fact, many Chinese teachers and parents strongly forbid children to "draw" or "paint" characters instead of "writing."



Year 2016 Pictures & Videos 活動相片及錄像

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New Year Day Demo  

DCCC 2016-Jan-1

DCCPA Members' Demonstrations 
Venture Academy 2016-Jan-23
99 Ranch Supermarket  
Plano 大華超市
Colgin Party
QiPao Association New Year Show
旗袍春晚 2016-Feb-6
QiPao Celebration
Latino Center 2016-Feb-10
Reunion Tower  重逢塔
Lunar New Year Demo
ASIAN CULTURE EXPO Courtyard Theater (March 15 - April 15) [Health & Cultural Fair] Food & Culture Festival
Plano AsiaFest
Dragon Boat Festvial  
West Meets East Concert 2016-Aug-27   Wu Shuang before class



Year 2015 Pictures & Videos 活動相片及錄像

Lunar New Year Party @ LDS Church (Feb 7) 達拉斯美中商會USCCC)新年晚會New Year Performance Gala @ Eisemann Center (Feb 11) Justgo Supermarket aka Asia World Market (Feb 14) Elite Multi-Cultural Center (Feb 22) Artistic Gathering (Mar 21)
Church Fundraising (Apr 24) Plano AsiaFest (May 2)  Hilton Worldwide (May 26) 僑委會漢字推廣 Hanzi Promotion  (Jun 28)  DFW International Airport 達福國際機場Grand Hyatt Hotel, Terminal D, Gate 22. The America Ballroom (Aug 24)
Pipa Concert @ First Presbyterian Church, Richardson (Aug 29) Jeunesse Moon Festival Party (Sep 5)  Joint Art Associations Picnic (Sep 26)   Confucius Institute Day @ UTD Clark Center (Sep 30)  Asian Night Market Festival (Oct 3)  
Cheongsam Final Competition 旗袍決賽(Oct 16)  Plano International Festival (Oct 17)  Jewish Church (Oct 31) Confucius Institute Workshop (Nov 7)   



Year 2014 Pictures & Videos 活動相片及錄像

Dallas Chinese Community Center New Year 元旦 Party (Jan 1)  Dallas Buddha Light Temple Exhibition 達拉斯佛光山 (January) Lunar New Year Party @ Mormon Church  (Jan 25) Timber Creek Elementary (Jan 31) HuaYi Chinese School (Feb 15)
AsiaFest Party @ Davis Library (Mar 2) Plano Asian Festival (May 3) Dragon Boat Festival (May 18) International Children's Day (May 25)  DFW International Airport (May 29)
Tao Arts Association (Jun 15)  Joint Exhibition @ Dallas Chinese Community Center (Jul 19)  Renaissance Hotel DCCC Fundraising (Sep 6)    




Year 2013 Pictures & Videos 活動相片及錄像

Calligrapainting Exhibition (April 20) Plano AsiaFest (May 4) Dallas International Festival (May 25) Dragon Boat Festival (May 26) Double Tenth CalligraPainting Exhibition (Oct 5-19)
Association of Oriental Arts (Nov 9) Fiesta Latinoamericana (Nov 10)  
(I am still sorting the pictures and videos taken in the past.)




Year 2012 Pictures & Videos 活動相片及錄像

Texas Instruments (Jan. 27) Chinese New Year Party (Feb. 3) Lantern Festival (Feb. 5) Chinese Lunar New Year @ Maxim's (Feb. 18) Choctaw Casino (Feb. 28)
Riddle Elementary School (Mar. 22) Rimagine Grand Opening (May 3) AsiaFest (May 5) Dragon Boat Festival (May 20) Philipino Independence Day (Jun. 9)



Year 2011 Pictures & Videos 活動相片及錄像

New Year Party (Jan. 2) Reunion Tower (Jan. 24) Hewlett-Packard (Feb. 9) Emerson Birthday (Feb. 12) Plano AsiaFest (May 7)
Dragon Boat Festival (May 15, Booth B, 9AM - 1PM)      




Year 2010 Pictures & Videos 活動相片及錄像

New Year Party @ EMAC (Jan. 2) Lunar New Year Eve @ China One (Feb. 13) Lantern Festival @ EMAC  (Feb. 28) Chinese Painting Brush Technqiues @ Tao Arts 
(Apr. 10 )
Hotel Event (Apr. 18)
Plano Asian Festival (May 1) Cinemark 17 (May 27) Chinese Concert (Aug 6) Accenture (Aug. 27) Ursuline Academy of Dallas (Sep. 29)
Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts (Oct. 22) Chinese Culture Day (Nov. 13, Saturday, Arlington)       




Year 2009 Pictures & Videos 活動相片及錄像

New Year Party @ EMAC (Jan. 1) Lunar New Year Party  (Jan. 24) Lunar New Year Party @ Frito-Lay (Feb. 17) Dallas CityArts Festival (Jun. 12) Irving Art Center (Jun. 12)
Latino Cultural Center (Jul. 31) Chinese Music Concert @ Elite (Aug. 1) Chinese Music Concert in McKinney (Aug. 7) Chinese Music Concert @ EMAC (Aug. 8) Sally Beauty Supply @ Hyatt Regency DFW (Oct. 17)




Year 2008 Pictures & Videos 活動相片及錄像

Crow Collection of Asian Art (Feb. 9) Texas Instruments
(Feb. 5 德州儀器慶祝春節)
PepsiCo (Feb. 21) Ursuline Academy (Mar. 5) Hyatt Regency Reunion (Mar. 10)
Earth International Day @ CCCCD - Preston Ridge Campus (Apr. 16) 達拉斯市藝術節
Dallas City Arts Festival (Jun. 14)
McKinney Arts Center (Aug. 16) Betty Zhang's Concert (Aug. 22)  





Year 2007 Pictures & Videos 活動相片及錄像

Joint Exhibition with Association of Oriental Arts (Jan.7 - 28) Irving Public Library (Jan. 7) PepsiCo (Feb. 16) Latino Cultural Center (Apr. 7) Sichuan Opera (Apr. 15)
Earth International Day (Apr. 18) Dragon Boat Festival (Apr. 29) Asian Heritage Festival (May 6) Microsoft @ Irving (May 16) Riley's Birthday Party (May 19)
International Book Fair
(July 7 & 8)
idaBaby Grand Opening
(Sep 22)
Chinese Calligraphy / Painting Association Joint Exhibition  
(Sep 22 - Oct 7)
Asia World Market
(Sep 23 - Moon Festival)
NBC Olympics Promotion
@ Crow Museum
(Oct 3)
Asia World Market
(Dec 22 僑冠超市)
Christmas Concert 
@ Elite Arts Center

(Dec 23)





Year 2006 Pictures & Videos 活動相片及錄像

春節書法 Crow Collection of Asian Art (Jan 29) American Airlines (Jan 31) Church (Feb. 4) Art History Super Saturday (Feb. 25) Lake Ridge Elementary (Feb. 28)
Brookhaven College (Mar. 2) Chabad Synagogue (Mar. 13) Nordstrom Galleria Mall (Apr. 7) 美國東方藝術協會Association of Oriental Arts (Apr. 8) Earth International Day @ CCCCD - Preston Ridge Campus (Apr. 19)
暑期夏令營及中文書法班 Kids Summer Program (Apr.  & Jun. 6 - Aug. 8) The Women's Museum (May 6) All Mothers' Day @ Eisemann Center (May 14) Crow Collection of Asian Art (May 20) Asian Event @ Frito-Lay (May 22)
Dallas City Arts Festival
  (Jun. 11)
Comcast Spotlight (Jul. 14) 海華中文學校夏令營 
Hai-Hwa Overseas Chinese School - Summer Camp
(Jul. 19)
Association of Oriental Arts (Oct. 14) Plano International Festival  (Oct. 21)
Dallas China Town  (Dec. 9)         




Year 2005 Pictures 活動相片














Top 10 Celebrities with Chinese Calligraphy/Painting in Joshua's Events





Top 10 Events








Highlight 1 of Today's Demo

Joshua Hough


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Highlight 2 of Today's Demo

Joshua Hough


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Then arrange mostly by timeline...


Less important pictures as Group Icons



Why "selected" videos and pictures?

I am not going to upload all pictures and videos of each event due to the following reasons:

  • To save the space of my web hosting.

  • Only quality calligraphy and painting will be shown. 


below my par

firm believer of Chinese Calligraphy is the Image of Heart










# Reasons


Why pictures and videos are not updated so fast?

  • Joshua is working full time as a public accountant. 

  • Teaching Chinese brush painting and calligraphy classes

  • Booking and preparing for next demonstration

  • Selling calligraphy & painting works online worldwide

  • Organizing pictures and videos between several computers, cell phones, and hard drives for storage and editing. 

  • Serving as the President of Dallas Chinese Calligraphy & Painting Association from January 2015 and January 2018. (Hopefully someone else can be the next president in 2018.)

  • Administrator of two WeChat groups of CalligraPainting (One for the Association; one for my classes.)

  • Periodically updating other areas of this Website

  • Various local requests, business activities, and art investment projects

  • Other local cultural activities - Dallas is getting even more culturally diversified than ever, especially for the innumerous activities in the Chinese community. I hope to stay home for more personal practice and more time in painting.


I try to keep everything organized and balanced in life and arts. Usually I add a few most important pictures right after the event, and then eventually come back to add more pictures and videos when I have time.




Joshua's Journal:


Time management is really important.






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