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
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 Reece–Hughes, 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:
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.
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, 7935– 7965 and The Allure of
Paper: Watercolors and Drawings from the Collection, which Reece-Hughes
created for the museum’s 50th anniversary celebration.