“897 Squared” Reception June 11



Thursday, June 11 th, 6pm –8pm

Exhibition: June 11 – July 31,2015


UTA/Fort Worth Center

1401 Jones Street

Fort Worth, TX 76102

The Gallery entrance is located at the south end of the building on Jones st.

Limited parking available in the front & back of the building

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The 2015 897 Square exhibition marks Gallery 76102’s fifth annual juried

competition, featuring artists who live and/or work in Tarrant County.

The title refers to the u.S. Census Bureau’s calculation that Tarrant

County has a total area of 897 square miles (2,324 km2), of which 863

square miles (2,236 km2) is land and 34 square miles (88 km2) (3.80%) is


This year’s artists were selected by guest jurors Sedrick Huckaby and

Shirley ReeceHughes, and include: Heather Braman, Jean Fernandes,

Holly Gray, Jennifer Hart, Brandon Hayman, Alex Kang, Danielle Khoury,

Seth Lawrence, Sandra Morante, Gary Norman, Salvatore Pacilio, Gary

Reams, and Raul Rodriguez.

About the Jurors:

Sedrick Huckaby

Assistant Professor, UT Arlington Art + Art History Department

Sed rick Huckaby obtained his bachelor’s in fine arts from Boston

University and a master’s of fine arts from Yale University. Upon

graduation, Huckaby was the recipient of numerous awards and honors,

including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Joan Mitchell Foundation

Grant. With funds from the Alice Kimble English Traveling Fellowship,

Huckaby was able to travel the U.S. and abroad studying the works of

Henry Tanner. He was also a Provincetown Fellow. The Art Institute of

Chicago, Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Whitney Museum of

American Art are among the institutions that have acquired his work.

Huckaby currently lives in Fort Worth. He is married to artist Leticia

Huckaby and has two children.

Shirley Reece-Hughes

Associate Curator, Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Shirley Reece-Hughes received her PhD in art history from the University

of Kansas where she was awarded a Henry Luce Foundation Grant for

her dissertation, David Bates: Southern Culture, Places and Memories

Through the Eyes of an Expressionist. In 2007, Dr. Reece-Hughes was the

recipient of the Davidson Family Fellowship at the Amon Carter. She is

currently co-organizing an exhibition to open in fall of 2016 entitled, Wild

Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. In 2012, she

began curating a gallery devoted solely to Texas art that is rotated on an

annual basis. The first exhibition was Texas Regionalism, followed by Lone

Star Portraits, and the next installation, Texas Folk Art will open in

September of this year. Her other curatorial projects have included Will

Barnet: Relationships, Intimate and Abstract, 79357965 and The Allure of

Paper: Watercolors and Drawings from the Collection, which Reece-Hughes

created for the museum’s 50th anniversary celebration.

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