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


by Dallas Chinese Calligrapher-Painter Joshua Hough

Plans & Rates for Services

2024 Schedules

Frisco Ranch Night Market

Carrollton Lunar New Year Event

TESLA @ NorthPark Mall

Plano Asian Festival





Year 2023 Schedules

AlixPartners LNY


Louis Vuitton 路易威登 達拉斯尼曼北園店


Elite Art Center LNY


Betty Warmack Library


Frisco 99 Ranch LNY


Fukienese-Cantonese Association LNY


Carrollton 99 Ranch LNY


Lantern Festival Celebration

Dallas Chinese Community Center


Irving Public Library
Chinese Calligraphy Classes

2023-4-22 & 5-6

* Assigned to students May Lee & Faye Chen *

Plano Asian Festival


(Need find missing pictures)

Frontier Communications


* Assigned to student Wendy Chen *

zTao Market 


Plano International Festival


Frisco International Fest



Four-Spirits Seal Ceremony for Thomas Wu

Year 2020 Schedules

CNY Celebration
Five Sixty @ Reunion Tower


Chinese Brush Painting 10-Week Course
@ QD Academy
2020-Jan-12 ~ 

Chinese Calligraphy 8-Week Course
@ QD Academy
2020-Feb-2 ~ 

Year 2019 Schedules

CNY Celebration
Five Sixty @ Reunion Tower


PwC CNY Celebration


Chinese Calligraphy 8-Week Course
@ QD Academy
2019-Oct-6 to Dec-8

New Year Eve Party
@ Elite Arts Center

Since I am working as a public accountant, tax professional, and insurance agent, 

pictures and videos will be updated when time is available.

Year 2018 Schedules

Chinese New Year Celebration
Eisemann Center 
2018-Jan-13   10AM; 5:30-7PM 

CNY Celebration

2018-Feb-8 12-130PM

CNY Celebration
Dallas Chinese Community Center

CNY Celebration
Five Sixty @ Reunion Tower

Asian Week Event
Dallas Arboretum 
2018-Mar-24  12-3PM

Booked via B3 Entertainment

PAF Promotion 
Willow Bend Mall 
2018-Apr-7  12-4PM

East Impressions Reception 4-6PM

Dallas Chinese Art Association
North Texas Performing Arts Center @ Willow Bend Mall 
2018-Apr-15  SUNDAY 2-5PM 
OPEN to All Public
Plano AsiaFest (PAF)
Haggard Park 
2018-May-5  10AM-4PM

George Bush Center @ SMU 
2018-Aug-8  5:30-7:30PM

Pictures and videos will be updated when I have time.

Joshua interviewed on NBC Good Morning Texas Channel 8

Year 2015 Pictures & Videos 活動相片及錄像

Lunar New Year Party
LDS Church 2015-Feb-7

Eisemann Center 2015-Feb-11

Chinese New Year Celebration
Jusgo Supermarket 2015-Feb-14

 Chinese New Year Celebration
Elite Art Center 2015-Feb-22

Artistic Gathering
Elite Art Center 2015-Mar-21

Church Fundraising
LDS Church 2015-Apr-24

Plano AsiaFest
Haggard Park 2015-May-2 

Asian Pacific Islander
Hilton Worldwide 2015-May-26

僑委會漢字推廣 Hanzi Promotion
Frankford Library 2015-Jun-26

  達福國際機場 Grand Hyatt Hotel DFW International Airport 2015-Aug-24

Pipa Concert
Presbyterian Church 2015-Aug-29

Jeunesse Moon Festival Party
Elite Art Center 2015-Sep-5

Joint Art Associations Picnic
Celebration Park 2015-Sep-26

Confucius Institute Day
UTD Clark Center 2015-Sep-30

Asian Night Market Festival
Downtown Dallas 2015-Oct-3

Cheongsam Final Competition
Courtyard Theater 2015-Oct-16

Plano International Festival
Haggard Park 2015-Oct-17 

Pictures to be found

Jewish Church 2015-Oct-31

Confucius Institute Workshop
UT Dallas 2015-Nov-7

Year 2016 - Click to View More Pictures & Videos 活動相片及錄像

This year I received twenty-one invitations for CNY demonstrations, but could only make six.

New Year Day Celebration

DCCPA Members' Demonstrations 
Venture Academy 2016-Jan-23

99 Ranch Supermarket
Plano 大華超市書法揮春 2016-Jan-30

Colgin Party

QiPao Association New Year Show
旗袍春晚 Allen Performing Center 2016-Feb-6

QiPao Association Celebration
Latino Center 2016-Feb-10

Chinese New Year Tasting Dinner 重逢塔
Five Sixty @ Reunion Tower 2016-Feb-10

Lunar New Year Demo

Courtyard Theater (March 15 - April 15)

Food & Culture Festival

Plano AsiaFest

Dragon Boat Festvial  

West Meets East Concert  
Church 2016-Aug-27

Wu Shuang Singing Concert
Elite Art Center 2016-Feb-28

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 written / 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

Joshua's Preface

Dear All:

My first three Chinese calligraphy demonstrations dated back between 1995 and 1998 while studying at the University of North Texas. 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 audience will have chances 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.


God Is Love for Mark Solomon from City of Richardson

Most Recent Pictures Added as of 01/03/2020

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

(Back to www.art-virtue.com) 

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 2014 Pictures & Videos 活動相片及錄像

New Year Celebration
DCCC 2014-Jan-1

20th Anniversary Exhibition 
Buddha Light Temple 佛光山 2014-Jan

Lunar New Year Party
LDS Church 2014-Jan-25

School Demonstration for Kids
Timber Creek Elementary 2014-Jan-31

Lunar New Year Celebration
HuaYi Chinese School 2014-Feb-15

AsiaFest Party
Davis Library 2014-Mar-2

Plano Asian Festival
Haggard Park 2014-May-3

Need to find pictures 

Dragon Boat Festival 
Lake Carolyn 2014-May-18

Need to find pictures 

International Children's Day
One AT&T Plaza 2014-May-25

American Airlines Celebration
DFW Airport 2014-May-29

Tao Arts Association
Irving Arts Center 2014-Jun-15

Joint Exhibition Demo
DCCC 2014-Jul-19

DCCC Annual Fundraising
Renaissance Hotel 2014-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

Add the one at Elite Art Center with couplets

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) 

2005 Pictures 活動相片

Year 2005 Pictures 活動相片

Pre-2005 Demonstrations

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

Top 10 Events


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Joshua Hough

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Highlight 2 of Today's Demo

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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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