FWCAC October Openings


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Art in the Metroplex sprang from a collaboration between an organization of art activists and the Texas Christian University art department. At its root, the exhibit was the brainchild of two people who wanted to work together. Beth Lea Clardy was an established Fort Worth artist, a 1940 graduate of the TCU art program and one of a quartet of concerned citizens who in 1978 founded the non-profit Committee for an Artists’ Center. Ronald Watson was an artist and educator on the faculty of the TCU Department of Art and Art History. He assumed the chairmanship of the TCU art department in 1982 with a goal of “seeking greater collaboration between the university and Fort Worth artists and organizations.” After meeting face-to-face in 1983, Clardy and Watson found their common goal and began to marshal the resources necessary to organize and fund a large undertaking like Art in the Metroplex.

In 2014, after a brief hiatus, Art in the Metroplex is now in the capable hands of the dedicated staff at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center (FWCAC). The FWCAC, managed by the Arts Council of Fort Worth, is housed in a former Fort Worth art museum where Texas art was first shown in 1954. It’s a building that Beth Lea Clardy knew well and a home for Art in the Metroplex that she would approve of. The amazing artists of Dallas and Fort Worth and the many communities that make up our great Metroplex are the reason for all of this. – Scott Grant Barker

October 3, 2014, 6:30pm Art in the Metroplex Juror’s Talk and Artists Awards

Juror Sara-Jayne Parsons of TCU Art Galleries will give a talk on the selections made for AIM; awards will be presented to artists. In the Scott Theatre.



Receptions for the Artists:

Friday, October 3, 6:00 – 9:00 pm 

New In the Galleries

October 3 – 30, 2014

Art in the Metroplex  

 Thirty-six works featuring a wide array of media, subject matter and styles were selected by Juror Sara-Jayne Parsons from nearly 700 submitted by over 250 artists from Tarrant, Dallas and surrounding counties. There will be a Juror’s Talk and Artist Awards at 6:30pm, October 3 in the Scott Theatre MORE


TAC Featured Artist Andrena Washington
The Beauty of Nature
Washington’s focus is to magnify the beauty of nature by creating large repetitious designs, while incorporating traditional and non-traditional materials.. MORE

Ways of Seeing: Psychologists Create 4 

With this exhibit of art and photography made by psychologists, Fort Worth Area Psychological Association celebrates creativity in the human spirit.   MORE


Artworks by Blanche Douglas

A dialogue between the artist, the medium and the image.  MORE

Figure It Out
Julie Wende and Georgia James Clarke
Two artists bring their lifetime of drawing skills to an examination of the figure.

Conscious Expression
Georgia James Clarke
Intuitive drawings, as an addition to her joint exhibition. MORE

like an old man running
Teresa Foster and Conner Vick
A friendship between two painters that evolved from a student-teacher association is the impetus for this exhibit.  MORE

Focal Point 

Four mosaic artists exhibit their works.  MORE
Through October 25, 2014

Distinguished Texas Artists: PRESENT/P A S T

Elizabeth Yarosz-Ash and Richard Ash, Wichita Falls artists and Midwestern State University professors, use painting and printmaking with appropriated imagery to pose questions and concerns about life.

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FWPA: What’s New
Fort Worth Public Art exhibits photography and artwork from completed and upcoming projects. There will be a Brown Bag Artist Talk on Monday, October 13, 11:30 – 1pm with Tabachin Ribbon Artist Yvonne Domenge.

Fort Worth Community Arts Center Hours:

WEBSITE fwcac.com

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