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Charles Field and a Lifetime of Landscape

Although surrounded by Pop-Art and Abstract Expressionism in the 1960’s, Charles Field adhered to a style consistent with the Bay Area painters, where the figure emerged from a painterly space. In the late 70’s, he was converted to landscape by the view out his studio window. His subjects have ranged from the fringes of urban expansion to the vast space of West Texas, the Gulf Coast, the Tuscan hills, Nova Scotia, Ireland, the Northern California Coast, the Aegean Sea and New Mexico. 

Field, a native Californian, received his B.A. from Stanford University and his M.F.A. from the University of Washington. Before beginning his teaching tenure at UTSA in 1974, he was on the faculties of the University of New Mexico, the University of Texas at Austin, Western Illinois University and the American Institute for Foreign Study in London. He is a Fellow of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland. He retired from UTSA in
CharlesFieldlandscape2002, after influencing hundreds of students with his expressive landscapes.
Field has had more than 20 solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. His work is represented in many public collections including the McNay Art Museum, the SBC Center, USAA, McGraw-Hill in New York, Austin Museum of Art, Texas Instruments, Akin Gump L.L.P., Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Texaco, Kronkosky Foundation, SBC Corporation and UTSA.


In the Galleries

Receptions for the Artists
Friday, October 9, 2015  6:00 – 9:00 pm

New In the Galleries
October 9 – 29, 2015
Art in the Metroplex     
A juried show of artists from the counties of, and surrounding the Dallas-Fort Worth area. A tradition in the area since 1983. This year, juror Peter Doroshenko selected 33 pieces from over 600 submissions.  MORE

Heaven & Earth 
A presentation of works by Dallas Baptist University Faculty and Staff that exhibits their unity in Christ through their faith and Christian worldview. MORE 
Art Show: Celebrating the 80th Birthday of Jerry Daniel 
Artist Jerry Daniel, otherwise known as Sebo, exhibits his paintings. MORE


The goal of ArtBeat is to create beautiful art and continue to learn, while forming lasting friendships. MORE

October 9 – 10, 2015
Texas Art Expo 
A dozen or more dealers display oil and watercolor paintings, prints, drawings, and other works by Texas artists in this large art sale. MORE
October 17 – 30, 2015
Four from UNT: Bolton, Jenkins, Jennings and Queen 
Four students from UNT exhibit.  MORE

October 9 – December 29, 2015
TAC Featured Artist Suzan Cook: The Color of Music  

Abstractions that develop in a clear, almost musical sequence of related images in series of works. MORE

Through October 24, 2015 
Focus Gallery One: Drawing Narrative by Christopher Troutman 
Influenced by comic-book art, Troutman’s large-scale drawings of human figures in contemporary urban settings express the value of everyday visual experience as a topic of exploration in drawing.  MORE
Focus Gallery Two: Landscapes of the Southwest, and Beyond

Charles Field’s landscape paintings attempt to capture the tension between nature’s vulnerability and her endurance. He depicts locations where nature is clearly dominant and dynamic.  MORE

Through November 2, 2015
ART7 Gallery 2956 Crockett Street 
It’s Complicated

Visually complex works that tell a strong story, whether that be of travels, love, home, or fantasy.  MORE

Artist Opportunities


All Artists Invited
TAC Plein Air at Stormie Parker’s
Sunday, October 11, 2015
10am – 2pm

While the weather holds, all interested artists are invited to participate in a plein air drawing/painting session at Stormie Parker’s garden in the Fort Worth Nature Center. Free. Bring your own supplies including easel and seating if desired. No registration, just show up on Sunday. Bring water and a snack or lunch for a picnic in the garden. If we get rained out, we’ll reschedule. Map

Professional Review
Monday, November 9, 2015
5 – 8pm
Alison Hearst, Asst Curator, Modern Art Museum of FW, Reviewer

The TAC Professional Review is an opportunity for artists to show their work to curators, gallery directors and art writers in order to be critiqued and given constructive feedback on their art and presentation. The arts professional/s will be available for 20-minute individual critiques/reviews for artists. These reviews are available to paid-up/current Texas Artists Coalition members only. Each TAC member may only sign up for one review. Payment of $27 MUST accompany sign-up. Memberships or renewals may be paid for at the same time. See the link here for more information and rules.

The Texas Artists Coalition is a membership program designed to offer benefits for artists in the North Texas community. The mission of the TAC is to support the career development of artists, whether they are emerging or established, amateur or professional.
Programs of the TAC are supported by the Arts Council of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.   
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