Works by 33 North Texas artists have been accepted for the 2014 Art in the Metroplex juried exhibition, which will be on view October 3-30 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Thirty-six works featuring a wide array of media, subject matter and styles were selected from nearly 700 submitted by over 250 artists from Tarrant, Dallas and surrounding counties.
A reception for the artists will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. October 3 at the Arts Center. An awards ceremony will follow a talk by juror Sara-Jayne Parsons at 6:30 p.m.
Exhibiting artists will include Carol Benson, Daniel Blagg, Jim Brightwell, Daphne Carrasco, Janet Chaffee, Leah E. Clausen, Rachel Fischer, Jan Ayers Friedman, Adam Fung, Betsey Gravatt, John Hartley, Trish Igo, Ellie Ivanova, Sam Ivie, Marilyn Jolly, Lance Jones, Mary Jung, Nancy Lamb, Lorrie McClanahan, Doris Mobley, Katie Murray, Devon Nowlin, Jill O’Brien, Patricia Rubio Paredes, Kathy Robinson-Hays, Aaron Roe, Winter Rusiloski, Abby Sherrill, Carroll Swenson-Roberts, Diana Synatzske, Diana Walker-Gladney, David Willburn and Vance Wingate.
After a brief hiatus, TCU handed over the reins of the Art in the Metroplex exhibit to the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, so this decades-long tradition of a multi-county show could continue. A fixture at TCU for 30 years, Art in the Metroplex was a collaboration between Templeton Art Center and the TCU School of Art. FWCAC is proud to be the new home of this significant regional exhibit.
Juror Sara-Jayne Parsons is the new director of The Art Galleries at TCU, lending a link to the former home of the show. Ms. Parsons has been the exhibitions curator of The Bluecoat in Liverpool, UK, for the past six years, and is a contributor to Source and Art Monthly Australia. She received her MA in art history from the University of North Texas in 1996, and served as assistant director of the UNT Art Galleries. She is completing a Ph.D. in art history at the University of Texas at Austin.