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City Symphony & Gold Rush openings Feb. 8 at ArtspaceIII

Image | Lost/Found, Suite of letterpress prints, Kim Cadmus Owens, Ink on cotton paper, 14 x 20″ each

Daniel Blagg | Maureen Brouillette | Pat Gabriel | William Greiner | Kim Cadmus Owens
RECEPTION | Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 5 – 8pm
EXHIBITION DATES | February 8 – March 17, 2018
Artspace111 is pleased to announce a new group exhibition featuring the artwork of Daniel Blagg, Maureen Brouillette, Pat Gabriel, William Greiner, and Kim Cadmus Owens. City Symphony is an exploration of urban spaces and architecture through paintings, collages, and prints that highlight utilitarianism and design in contemporary cities.
Jim Malone
RECEPTION | Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 5 – 8pm
EXHIBITION DATES | February 8 – March 17, 2018
Artspace111 presents the solo exhibition GOLD RUSH by Jim Malone in the Artspace111 Studio, in conjunction with the group exhibition City Symphony. Malone’s new collection of mixed media 2D works feature delicate gold leaf, used in this series to weigh the value of his subjects versus the universal symbol of wealth, gold.
Call for Submissions!
The Call for Submissions for the Fifth Annual Artspace111 Regional Juried Exhibition is open! This year’s exhibition will be juried by the Editor-in-Chief of Glasstire, Christina Rees. Click here for more information.

Open | Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 3pm

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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 2018 Advanced Exhibition Schedule

January 27 – March 18
Nina Chanel Abney’s paintings are visually frenetic, reflecting the fast-paced energy of life today. Her imagery refers to such diverse subjects as pop culture, world events, and art history in compositions with flattened, simplified forms. Abney’s works commonly incorporate snippets of text, disembodied figures and silhouettes, and geometric abstract shapes. Themes that relate to American society, including celebrity culture, race, sexuality, and police brutality, are broached in her paintings. By touching on serious subjects in a colorful palette and graphic style, Abney’s work is, as the artist states, “easy to swallow, hard to digest.”
Nina Chanel Abney, Hobson’s Choice, 2017
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
84 1/4 × 120 1/4 inches
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University; Museum purchase.
Image courtesy of the Artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
February 16 – May 6
In 2007, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth hosted Ron Mueck, featuring the artist’s figures that are extraordinarily realistic, except in scale – they are always depicted much smaller or larger than life. The exhibition broke attendance records for the Museum as Mueck’s stunning works became a must-see for visitors from across the region. Now a decade later, Ron Mueck returns to the Modern  for a special project showcasing six major works created between 2008 and 2018, including two sculptures making their North American debut.
Ron Mueck, Woman with Shopping, 2013. Mixed media
44 1/2 x 19 1/4 x 13 3/8 inches
Photo: Patrick Gries. Copyright Ron Mueck.
Courtesy the Artist, Anthony d’Offay, London and Hauser & Wirth
March 31 – June 17

Spanning painting, sculpture, collage, and installation, Kamrooz Aram’s work investigates the complex relationship between Western modernism and classical non-Western art. By highlighting their formal connections, he reveals the typically downplayed role that non-Western art and design have had in the development of modernism and its drive toward abstraction. Challenging the traditionally Euro-centric narrative established by art history, Aram’s work sets forth to disrupt this perceived hierarchy by merging and equalizing Western and non-Western forms. The artist will present all new work for this exhibition.
Kamrooz Aram, Ornamental Composition for Social Spaces (1), 2016
Oil, wax, and pencil on canvas, 90 x 78 inches
Courtesy of the Artist and Green Gallery, Dubai
Known for his collaborations with pop icon Kanye West and fashion house Louis Vuitton, and for vibrant anime-inspired characters, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami blurs the boundaries between high and low culture, ancient and modern, East and West. Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, this major retrospective features 50 paintings that span three decades of Murakami’s career, from the artist’s earliest mature works to his recent, monumentally scaled paintings.

The exhibition shows how Murakami’s art is rooted in traditions of Japanese painting and folklore, and highlights the artist’s careful attention to craft and materials. It also showcases his astute eye for the contemporary influences of globalization, media culture, and the continued threats of nuclear power.
Takashi Murakami, Klein’s Pot A, 1994-97
Acrylic on canvas mounted on board in plexiglass box
15 3/8 x 15 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches
Colección Pérez Simón, Mexico
© 1994-97 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Photo: Yoshitaka Uchida
October 14 – January 27
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents a major survey of works by Laurie Simmons, organized by Andrea Karnes, senior curator, with full support of the artist. This exhibition will showcase the artist’s photographs spanning the last four decades, from 1976 to the present, a small selection of sculpture, and two films.
Simmons’s career-long exploration of archetypal gender roles, especially women in domestic settings, is the primary subject of this exhibition and is a topic as poignant today as it was in the late 1970s, when she began to develop her mature style by using props and dolls as stand-ins for people and places.
Laurie Simmons, Big Camera/Little Camera, 1976
Gelatin silver print
5 1/4 × 8 inches
Courtesy the Artist and Salon 94


Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm
General Admission Prices
(includes special exhibitions)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday.
Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm
Sat-Sun 10 am-3 pm
Fri 5-8:30 pm
Coffee, snacks, and dessert
10 am-4:30 pm
The Modern is closed Mondays and holidays, including New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.
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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

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Don Andrews Watercolor Landscapes Workshop April 17 – 19, 2018

Don Andrews


April 17 – 19, 2018

9am to 4 pm

Location: St John’s Episcopal Church

2401 College Ave., Ft Worth, Tx 76110

Subject: Watercolor Landscapes

All levels of experience can participate in this workshop.

Sponsored by the Society of Watercolor Artists, Fort Worth

Cost is $250 for SWA members and $300 for Non-Members.

A $75 non-refundable deposit will hold your place.

Sign up and payment should be made on the SWA website. http://www.swawatercolor.com/workshops

If you have questions, please contact Bill Dale at swaworkshop@gmail.com.

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Jan. 22 SWA Meeting: Nancy Maas demonstration

NEXT MEETING Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 . The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May with the exception of January, because of MLK day.  Time: 7pm. (6:30 critique by Jo Williams) Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. For directions see website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/

Guest Artist: NANCY MAAS

Find out more about Nancy at her website: https://nmaas.com

In the words of the artist:

Painting provides a great deal of pleasure in my life, with a small dose of stress if things aren’t turning
out as I hoped. My Texas home studio is a dedicated space in which I can get as dirty as I like. There are
two “stations”, one for watercolor and the other for acrylics (a large easel serves both). I tend to be
rather free with paint as I start a new work, especially with acrylics, so the room is looking the part after
five years of throwing color spontaneously. Our dog Charle is my constant companion in the studio,
along with NPR (music only; no news) and a Diet Dr. Pepper.
I like to work a few hours at a time, starting in the morning and sometimes continuing in the afternoon. Break time consists of everything from lunch to walking the dog or biking with a friend, running an errand or going to the Y. I find if I leave an unfinished painting and come back after a time away, I can better see what needs to be done next. A mirror in my studio also helps, plus critique sessions, like SWA’s which I am determined to take better advantage of, and Tony Saladino’s which meet a few times a year.
In response to a question about good advice received, I would have to say that Randy Meador’s rule of putting down a good wash of fresh color, followed by LEAVING IT ALONE, is my first commandment
(which, sad to say, I often break). Also, Tony Saladino urges us to SIMPLIFY, which is especially
relevant to me in acrylics where I am constantly paring down an image (Let’s just say I don’t often bring
my watercolor weavings to his meetings). These two principles can keep me going for years. Otherwise,
as someone who always loved art but didn’t take a fine arts degree, books about watercolor masters like
Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent inspire me and can provide help in solving a problem.

As to mechanics, I use a baseline of Winsor & Newton paints, plus a few Daniel Smith’s (quinocridone
burnt orange), Holbein “opera”, and a few others. Sometimes I resort to white gouache to retrieve
whites, but only very sparingly. Critical brushes include several of the Silver Black Velvet synthetics, a
one inch flat, and, perhaps surprisingly, some larger “Simply Simmons” rounds. Now that my teaching career and the responsibilities of raising a family are in the past, I can paint at will – a privilege I almost feel I don’t deserve. In Spanish the word for retired is “jubilado/a”, suggesting a state of joy. That’s me now!

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Celebration of the Arts Feb. 24 for FWCAC

Mark your calendar for an evening of fun and join us for the 3rd annual Celebration of the Arts: Art in the Dark benefiting the Fort Worth Community Arts Center! There will be an engaging mix of performances, interactive art opportunities and food stations from some of Fort Worth’s favorite restaurants. We look forward to seeing you Feb. 24th!

For more information, please visit: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eerbzbx3bd1618ae&oseq=&c=&ch

Event date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM CST 

Address: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 

Contact: Jenna Chaffee
Arts Council of Fort Worth



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Art Exhibition: The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin

Art Exhibition: The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin

Date: January 26 – February 19, 2018

Adress: Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Business Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM

The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin is a traveling photographic exhibition about the life and work of Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009), one of the nation’s most important and influential landscape architects. The exhibition, which debuted at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., is organized and curated by The Cultural Landscape Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit. Created in 2016 during the centennial anniversary of Halprin’s birth, the exhibition features 56 newly commissioned photographs by leading landscape photographers of dozens of Halprin’s major works, ranging from recently rediscovered residential projects created early in his career in the 1950s to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C. capstone projects such as the Yosemite Falls approach and Stern Grove in San Francisco; it also includes Heritage Park Plaza in Fort Worth. The exhibition both honors the influential designer and calls attention to the need for informed and effective stewardship of his irreplaceable legacy.

For more information about this exhibition: http://www.fwcac.com/?exhibition_detail/5577

Image 1:  Lawrence Halprin at The Sea Ranch, 2008. Courtesy The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Photo –© Charles A. Birnbaum.

Image 2: Levi’s Plaza, San Francisco, CA, 2016. Courtesy The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Photo –© Marion Brenner.


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Call for Entries from Grackle Art Gallery

Grackle Art Gallery – call for entries in all media including performance and installations for two group shows, April 14th and May 12th. Send images including title, size and media/proposals to grackleartgallery@gmail.com.

No fees and no commissions.

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January Exhibitions at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center

For more information see http://fwcac.com/?exhibitions

Located at 1300 Gendy Street in Fort Worth

35mm Slide Show
Friday December 1, 2017 –
Saturday January 13, 2018

TAC Small Works Show
Friday December 1, 2017 –
Saturday January 13, 201

BitPsy: Redefining The Ancient Painters Ritual For The 21st Century
Friday January 5, 2018 –
Friday February 16, 2018
Reception- January 5, 2018; 6 – 9pmn

MANipulations, MANifestations an MASTERship
Friday January 5, 2018 –
Friday February 16, 2018
Reception- January 5, 2018; 6 – 9pm

Off The Grid
Friday January 5, 2018 –
Friday February 16, 2018
Reception- January 5, 2018; 6 – 9pm

Stories and Structures: Excursions in Memory
Friday January 5, 2018 –
Friday February 16, 2018
Reception- January 5, 2018; 6 – 9pm

The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin
Friday January 26, 2018 –
Monday February 19, 2018
Open to the Public- January 26, 2018; 6 – 9pm

Transcending the Landscape
Friday January 5, 2018 –
Friday February 16, 2018
Reception- January 5, 2018; 6 – 9pm

Saturday January 6, 2018 –
Friday December 29, 2017
Art7 Reception- January 6, 2018; 6 – 9pm

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10th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling applications close Jan. 6

We will be hosting our 10th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling on March 3rd and 4th in Fort Worth, Texas!!!  http://funkyfinds.com/spring.html

This is a FREE all handmade art & craft fair featuring the work of over 100 talented makers selling a wide variety of hand-crafted items. Location: Cattle Barn 2 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3337 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

Vendor applications are currently open through January 6th, 2018. All vendors must be selling items they hand-crafted themselves. We do not accept any direct sales vendors.  We are also accepting sponsors & advertisers. We look forward to promoting your business!!!

Questions? Contact us at http://www.funkyfinds.com/contact.php

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Duets 2.0 Closing Reception and Holiday Party Dec. 20 at Fort Works Art

Closing Reception and Holiday Party
Wednesday December 20th 7-9pm

Please join us for the Holiday Closing Reception for DUETS 2.0 on December 20th from 7-9 pm

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

DUETS 2.0, is a reemergence of 2016’s exhibition Duets A Comparison of Realities, showcasing 7 sets of artists working in similar mediums, themes, or styles in an effort to take the audience through an exploration of comparative works. DUETS 2.0 is a mixed-media juxtaposition that highlights artists from all over the country whose work has been featured in Hi Fructose, Juxtapoz, VICE, and more.

DUETS 2.0 is paired with highly-acclaimed artistic platform and curatorial team Tax Collection’s exhibition New Pop — a pop culture-inspired exhibit showcasing visual artists whose work often portrays sociopolitical undertones through mixed mediums, playful techniques, and vibrant colors.

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WCCA Holiday Open House Dec. 15

Please Join Us
for a
Holiday Open House
Friday, December 15
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

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ArtSpaceIII Openings Dec. 7: Sussie | A Fascination with Color

Open | TuesdayFriday 10am – 5pm                      Artspace111 | 111 Hampton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Saturday 10am – 3pm

Sussie | A Group Exhibition of Small Works
Sus·sie /ˈsəzē,ˈsē/ noun
1: (Southern, US) A small, unexpected gift.
RECEPTION | Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 5 – 8:00pm
EXHIBITION DATES | December 7 – January 27, 2018
Artspace111 presents Sussie, a group exhibition of small works from a selection of Texas based artists. Sussie, features small paintings, sculptures, and prints ideal for building or beginning a new collection for the new yea
A Fascination With Color | Sherri Woodard Coffey
RECEPTION | Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 5 – 8:00pm
EXHIBITION DATES | December 7 – January 27, 2018
Artspace111 presents the solo exhibition A Fascination With Color by Sherri Woodard Coffey in the Artspace111 Studio, in conjunction with the group exhibition Sussie. Coffey’s handwoven tapestries are created from hand-dyed fibers and inspired by a diverse list of ancient and contemporary cultures that express themselves through color, abstraction, and geometry.
Daniel Blagg Featured In Two Museum Exhibitions
Daniel Blagg’s solo exhibition is now on display at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) in Lubbock, Texas for an exhibition open from December 1, 2017 – January 27, 2018.

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Christmasfest on Hart Street Dec. 8 – 10

32st Annual Christmasfest on Hart Street 2017

6342, 6344, 6346 Hart St.

Fort Worth, TX 76112

woodwork, clay art, graphic art, jewelry, mosaic, book art, handmade soap, gourd art, art glass, fiber art




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Cowtown Indie Bazaar Dec. 9

Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibit Hall at Will Rogers Memorial Center
Round Up Inn – 3400 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Be one of the FIRST 40 shoppers in line to score a
filled with handmade items from a selection of our handmade makers, artists and vintage curators! Line starts early, so set those alarm clocks, grab your holiday shopping lists, and come ready to shop!

Be sure to purchase your $3 discounted admission tickets online by December 8th. Admission will be $5 at the door and kids 12 and under get in free.

Purchase Your Discounted Tickets Now

Claim your seat by FRIDAY, December 1st and learn the art of flower arranging with our sponsor Alice’s Table. All supplies are provided and you go home with your beautiful arrangement to show off to friends and family! BONUS: You get FREE ADMISSION to the show with your reservation! Win-Win!
Choose Your Class Time & Reserve Your Seat Now
Join The Event & Invite Your Friends
See The Maker/Artist Line Up
Find Maps & All The Details Here
Santa Visits From 1PM to 3PM
Free Make & Take For The Kids
Cash Bar, Lounge & Photobooth Available

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Dec. 1 Openings at the FWCAC

Opening Receptions at FWCAC: December 1st, 6 – 9pm

TAC Small Works Show

December 1  – January 13, 2017

Reception: December 1, 2017; 6 – 9pm


Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

35mm Slide Show
Friday December 1, 2017 –
Saturday January 13, 2018

Friday December 1, 2017 –
Wednesday December 27, 2017

“Paint Can Fly – VIII”
Friday December 1, 2017 –
Wednesday December 20, 2017

Dazzle Dazzle
Friday November 3, 2017 –
Wednesday December 20, 2017

The Long Black Wig Project: A False Sense of History
Friday November 3, 2017 –
Friday December 29, 2017

Fort Worth 15 Presents…
Friday November 3, 2017 –
Wednesday December 20, 2017

Saturday November 11, 2017 –
Saturday December 30, 2017


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Sharon Giles acrylic demo at SWA in Fort Worth Nov. 20

NEXT MEETING Nov. 20, 2017 . The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May with the exception of January, because of MLK day.  Time: 7pm. (6:30 critique by Jo Williams) Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Directions see website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/

Guest artist: Sharon Giles

Sharon Giles is a native Texan, born in Dallas and living in Irving. A former librarian, she enjoys organizing and publicizing information about visual arts in the North Texas area through the website ArtNewsDFW.com. She is also the webmaster for Irving Art Association.

She belongs to several local art societies and has earned signature status from the Society of Watercolor Artists, Southwestern Watercolor Society and the Texas & Neighbors Competition.

Sharon will be discussing and demonstrating her negative painting and layering process in watermedia.

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Texas Wesleyan Exhibition Proposals due Jan. 27, 2018

We invite artists to submit a proposal to exhibit or curate an exhibition at the Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio Gallery. The Gallery begins its second year September 2018. The Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio Gallery is the main exhibition space at Texas Wesleyan University. Along with serving as a teaching tool, the gallery exhibits the works of students, faculty, local, regional, and national artists. Most exhibits include an artist lecture and reception, allowing the artists to connect with both students and the community. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. The University Art Gallery invites proposals for solo, group and curated exhibitions. An Art Exhibition Committee, made up of community members, art professionals and art faculty will review all submitted proposals. Three exhibition proposals are accepted each academic year. Specific installation, reception, artist lecture and breakdown dates are dependent on the University’s Academic Calendar.
Please visit the gallery website Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio & Gallery.
Here you can locate the Call for Exhibition Proposals for entry details and deadlines.
January 29, 2018
Kit Hall, director 817- 531-4984 or khall@txwes.edu

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A Present Abstract opens Nov. 18 at CYDONIA

FORT WORTH – CYDONIA is pleased to announce A Present Abstract, an exhibition of drawing, sculpture, and photography by Niall McClelland, Jade Rude, Jon Sasaki, Derek Sullivan, and Jim Verburg.

Curated by writer and curator Alex Bowron, the exhibition opens on Saturday, November 18, 2017 and runs until Saturday, December 16, 2017A reception honoring the curator will take place at 909 Currie Street in the Fort Worth Cultural District on Saturday November 18, starting at 6 until 8 in the evening.

1300 Gendy Street | Fort Worth, TX  76107 USA

Flyer: Illustrated Press Release _ A Present Abstract

A Present Abstract features two works by each artist that originate from the same or a related series. Works act as points of study within the artists’ greater practice that employ abstraction as a tool for reconciling contemporary art’s relationship with the past. By addressing the legacy of art-historical abstraction and its continued influence on art-production today, these artists create new and aptly self-assured forms of abstract representation. The works display a convergence between representation and abstraction that operate between perception and the physical object.

Níall McClelland’s practice has long involved unpredictable and unconventional approaches to reproduction. With his latest ink-on-paper drawings, McClelland methodically crops, enlarges, and simplifies self-sourced imagery themed around machismo, the genius and hero figures, utopia, and their inevitable collapse. Although removed from their original context and transformed into contemporary, benign versions of historical Op Art, the imagery maintains the aura of its original source. In these works, the line between cool and cringe-worthy is blurred, the anti-climax is fetishized, and the apocalypse is romanticized.


Other works explore the relationship between reality and representation though challenging the space between the pictorial, the illusionistic, and the actual. Jade Rude uses perception-shifting tactics to explore formal elements of space and form. Her two works Dürer Solid, Form and Flat and Dürer Solid Unfolded and Flattened are formalist explorations of the ‘Dürer Solid,’ which was modeled after the truncated rhombohedron depicted in the iconic engraving Melencolia I (1514) by Albrecht Dürer. Rude’s work destabilizes the viewer’s perception of two and three- dimensionality.

Jon Sasaki’s series of charcoal rubbings are crude reproductions of famous works on paper. By employing a method of transfer meant for obtaining surface detail to a one-dimensional piece, Sasaki performs both an homage and an erasure of the original. The resulting monochromatic charcoal squares contain nuances that are mostly the result of Sasaki’s hand and maintain a precarious connection to the content and concept of the original works.

In his Mirror Drawing series, Derek Sullivan probes the reflective surface of a standard everyday bathroom mirror. Resulting drawings are both abstract and representational at once, capturing the optical effects of reflected light and shadow through a technique that prioritizes pattern and surface. Sullivan’s multi-disciplinary practice combines the visual aesthetic of modernist design and geometric abstraction with the forms and strategies of conceptual art to create a cacophony of messages and inter-work refractions.

Jim Verburg represents light and shadow through a complex and emotional approach to minimalism. His works both echo and reimagine the historical canon of abstract expressionism, presenting delicate portraits of depth, focus, and texture that emit infinitely subtle visual noise. By mimicking the characteristics of reflection, absorption, opacity, and translucence, Verburg treats light as both material and subject, in order to push the boundaries of the physical by prioritizing the intangibilities of form.

A Present Abstract encourages viewers identify with the characteristics of contemporary abstraction. Each artist employs abstraction as part of their conceptual framework as well as their formal approach. In these infinitely nuanced works, viewers witness the juxtaposition between the pure pleasure of looking and a habitual self- reflexivity that is often present in contemporary art. What was once a revolutionary turn of events in the history of art has become a normalized formal technique of artistic expression. Viewers have long understood and accepted abstract art as ‘Art.’ As such, contemporary artists employing abstraction today must do what contemporary artists do best: grapple with their inheritance through acts of apotheosis, appropriation, reconfiguration, and disregard.

Alex Bowron is an art-writer and curator based in Toronto. She holds an MA in Critical Cultural Theory from the University of Leeds, UK and a BFA in Sculpture/Installation from OCAD University. Bowron’s writing has appeared in publications, galleries, and artist projects in Canada and abroad. She is Manager of Operations at MKG127 and current acting Coordinator for the Canadian Art Foundation’s annual fundraising auction.

Níall McClelland grew up in Toronto, spent many of his summers in Northern Ireland, and studied in Vancouver. His work has been published in Adbusters, Arkitip, Color, Design Anarchy, Hunter and Cook, I-Live-Here, Lowdown, Made, and The Walrus, among others. Recent exhibitions include In The Dark at Eleanor Harwood (San Francisco); Resurrection at Cinders Gallery (Brooklyn). The artist was also included along with Jeremy Jansen, Ellsworth Kelly and Richard Serra in the group show Black To Back And Light at CR in 2009. Níall McClelland is based in Toronto where he is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery.

Jade Rude works in a variety of media including sculpture, installation, photography, and video. Her work addresses surface aesthetics and employs perception-shifting tactics to playfully examine the relationship between reality and representation. Rude has studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, the Norwich University of the Arts in Norwich, U.K., and the University of Oslo in Oslo, Norway. Recent exhibitions and projects include Unfixed at Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto, The Golden Solid at YYZ Artist’s Outlet, Toronto, Surface and Strategem at Division Gallery, Toronto, The Gaze, part of the 10 x 10 photography exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, W: at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto and Instant Messaging and Other Texts, a project for the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) Vitrines, Toronto. In addition to exhibiting in Canada, Rude has also participated in group exhibitions in the US, England, Japan, Australia, Argentina, and Columbia. Her work appears in numerous public and private collections in Canada and beyond. Jade Rude is based in Toronto.

Jon Sasaki is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes performance, video, objects, and installation. He has had solo exhibitions at the Ottawa Art Gallery, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as a 2015 performance project at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Sasaki has participated in recent group exhibitions at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, (Seoul, South Korea), Platform Art Spaces (Melbourne, Australia); Nihonbashi Institute of Contemporary Art, (Tokyo, Japan); and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto). He has completed various recent public art commissions, and his video work has screened at numerous locations in Canada and abroad. He was the recipient of the 2015 Canadian Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize (Dufftown, Scotland.). He holds a BFA from Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB). Jon Sasaki is based in Toronto where he is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery.

Derek Sullivan employs drawing, painting, sculpture, book works, and installation to question familiar forms and genres, often to examine the links between one discipline and the next. Sullivan holds a BFA from York University and an MFA from the University of Guelph. He has exhibited throughout Canada and internationally, including solo shows the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Optica, Mercer Union, Kiosk, White Columns, and Librairie Florence Loewy. In 2012, Sullivan was shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award. Derek Sullivan is based in Toronto and is represented by Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran in Montreal, Galerie Emmanuel Hervé in Paris, Susan Hobbes Gallery in Toronto, and Galerie Tatjana Pieters in Ghent.

Jim Verburg’s practice stems from photography and is inspired by the subtle, nuanced, and fleeting affects of light. Solo exhibitions include Afterimage at Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal (2014), What is Missing / What is Seen for widmertheodoridis, Zurich at VOLTA NY, New York City (2015), Light Becomes Form, The Horizon Rests Into View at Texas Contemporary, Houston (2015), and Impermanent Horizon at Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal (2016). Recent projects include a public art installation for the city of Ottawa, a choreographed work for the Toronto Dance Theatre, a book project with Fw: Photography in Amsterdam; group exhibition For you / And me at Paul Kuhn Gallery (Calgary), and solo projects at Zalucky Contemporary (Toronto), and Rodman Hall Art Centre (Brock University, St Catharines Ontario). Jim Verburg is a Dutch/Canadian artist currently based in Toronto. He is represented by widmertheodoridis in Zurich, Galerie Nicolas Robert in Monteal, and Zalucky Contemporary in Toronto.


A Present Abstract collective show opens on Saturday, November 18 and runs until Saturday, December 16, 2017The public is invited to a reception on Saturday, November 18 from 6 – 8pm at 909 Currie Street, Fort Worth 76017.


CYDONIA is a contemporary art gallery. Our programming is committed to co-operating with artists whose practices reflect conceptual research. We approach art as a cultural good related to reciprocity, praxis, and discourse.

For more information, please contact info@cydoniagallery.com, call 214-296-4848, or visit www.cydoniagallery.com. The gallery’s address is: 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107. 


Jade Rude, Dürer Solid Unfolded and Flattened, 2015, Black mirrored aluminum, archival black gatorboard back. 47 x 28 x 1⁄2 in.          

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Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Nov. 18 & 19

This Weekend Shop ’til You Drop at the
8th Annual Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience
Saturday, November 18th, 10am-5pm
Sunday, November 19th, 11am-4pm
Cattle Barn 2 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3337 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107.
Free Admission • Family & Pet Friendly • Swag Bags
Photos with Santa • Pet Adoptions • Toy Drive

Charitable Raffle benefiting the Humane Society of North Texas and DFW Toys for Tots

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate your community & the holiday season than shopping local & buying locally made goods! Shop with over 100 makers at the 8th Annual Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience this weekend (Sat. 10-5 & Sun. 11-4) at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. ( Google map)

This indoor event is family and pet-friendly and the perfect opportunity to keep your holiday shopping dollars local. You will find the best of the best in handmade goods ranging from small batch food to fashions and home decor. As always, there’s something for everyone and every taste. All ages and pets are welcome, so bring the whole gang! Parking fee payable by cash or credit card.

Funky Finds gives back! Funky Finds events always feature a huge charitable raffle with all proceeds benefiting local charitable organizations. Since Hurricane Harvey, it is imperative that we raise as many funds as possible for the Humane Society of North Texas and DFW Toys for Tots. HSNT will be facilitating pet adoptions all weekend & our goal is one animal adoption per inch of rain from Hurricane Harvey – fifty!!! Help us reach this goal and find loving homes for all the animals that were evacuated to our area. Bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and receive one free raffle ticket! Each maker & other generous business owners have donated items for the raffle & every dime raised benefits these organizations. The first 150 shoppers to purchase $10+ raffle tickets will receive a shopping tote filled with products, samples, coupons and more.

To top things off, Santa will be on-hand for photos all weekend with a suggested donation of $5 per sitting to the Humane Society. This is the perfect opportunity to take your family photo, snap pics of your pets with Santa, and for the kids to present their wish list.

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Robert McAn – Ways of Looking opens Nov. 30 at William Campbell

Ways of Looking 
 Thursday, November 30, 2017


5:30 to 8 pm


An Exhibition of New Works by Robert McAn

to Open November 30 at William Campbell Contemporary Art

 FORT WORTH, TEXAS, November 10, 2017

Ways of Looking, an exhibition of new works by Robert McAn, will be on display November 30, 2017 through January 20, 2018, at William Campbell Contemporary Art. An opening reception will be held Thursday, November 30, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The show will include mixed media on canvas and sculptures of imaginary tableaux, all inspired by McAn’s recent travels and the unconventional, abstracted ways in which he realizes his surroundings.

McAn visits countries around the globe, and has always taken photographs to document his trips. Recently, however, he has dispensed with the usual photos of beautiful scenery to focus on capturing a more personal interaction with the objects and imagery around him. “I found that many of my experiences were influenced by a system of actions,” says McAn. “They were these passing glances of looking up, looking down, and looking through. To document this behavior, I began taking pictures. The images were rapid fire, blurred, and fragmented.”
The resulting pieces magnify this unexpected manner of processing one’s surroundings, and portray the artist’s experiences from an abstracted, movement-oriented, often ambiguous perspective. The compositions evoke the idea of chance, capturing multiple layers of visual and physical action in one frame-conscious movement coupled with subconscious understanding. They are micro-environments that examine one facet of a personal journey, while also defining a universal experience.
McAn’s two- and three-dimensional pieces reexamine and elevate encounters we usually consider unremarkable, such as looking down while walking, gazing upward to orient ourselves in a city, or looking through a window to connect with the outside. “When looking down I was often simply looking for obstacles in my way,” he says. “When I took a photograph of the same thing, I saw something beautiful.”
In Ways of Looking, McAn gives viewers new avenues to explore in the broad range of shapes, colors, and textures that occupy our space. He remarks, “From celestial skyscapes to dark and moody otherworldly landscapes and seascapes, the new works provide a lens through which to view the world. This is a world of split-second glances and fleeted moments captured. The artwork is simply one way of looking.”
A Fort Worth native, Robert McAn has been exhibiting professionally for more than two decades. He has shown work in venues throughout Texas, including those in Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, Austin, Denton, Houston, and San Antonio, among others.
His work has appeared in local and regional publications, including Fort Worth’s Star-Telegram, the Dallas Morning News and Dallas Observer, the Houston Chronicle, American Way magazine, Art Lies, and New American Paintings. His pieces are featured in many private collections around the world, and in such public and corporate collections as the University of North Texas, Plano’s PageNet Corporation, and the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, Texas.
Robert McAn received his Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of North Texas, where he studied under Vernon Fischer and Brent Phelps. He has taught as an adjunct art professor at both Austin College and the University of North Texas. Currently, McAn serves as head of membership and special events at the Kimbell Art Museum, where he has worked since 1994.

Founded in 1974 by William and Pam Campbell, William Campbell Contemporary Art exhibits high-quality contemporary art in a variety of media, including paintings, works on paper, mixed-media constructions, photography, prints, ceramics, and sculpture. By exhibiting nationally recognized artists, along with new and emerging talent, the gallery aims to nurture an awareness and appreciation of the exciting diversity found in contemporary art.




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Award Winners of the SWA 2017 Members Exhibition

The Society of Watercolor Artists 2017 Members Exhibition is now on view through Dec. 2nd at that UNT Health Science Center, Atrium Gallery, at 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd in Fort Worth.

The reception & awards presentation was held on Saturday, October 28th from 2 to 4pm   Sarah Graham-Harman is the juror.

Click here to see the exhibition winners & images.


Best of Show Mary Ann White – Elaine (left)

Signature Members Awards:

  • 1st Place Muriel Mimura – Severo – San Miguel 2
  • 2nd Place Michael Holter – Chuckwagon Bob

  • 3rd Place Colleen Dillon – Spirits

Non-Signature Members Awards:

  • 2nd Place r. mike nichols – Family Foto 3
  • 3rd Place Lawrence Raffanti – Keri & Allie Kayaking in Mykonos


For more information about SWA see http://www.swawatercolor.com

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Open Spots Available for November’s Shop Small Saturday Sale at FWCAC!

Event: Shop Small Saturday

Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 10AM to 4PM

Where: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107

There are still open spots available for the Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s Shop Small Saturday sale! This is a special invitation to our Texas Artists Coalition members to join us along with other talented artists on November 25, 2017, from 10 AM to 4 PM.
We are focusing on reasonably-priced artisan-created works and crafts. We’d love to host artist vendors with affordable holiday artisan gifts including pottery, jewelry, glasswork, weavings, woodwork, children’s items, and beauty products.
The Fort Worth Community Arts Center offers a safe, well-lit and weather-proof venue for artists to sell their works to the public. Artists will be distributed throughout all the galleries, with tables and chairs provided which will be set up prior to your arrival.
Each artist will receive one 6′ or 8′ table. Volunteers will be in attendance; however, someone will need to be present at your booth at all times. There is no submission or booth fee to the artists. The Arts Center will handle all sales; this includes collecting and paying sales tax and any credit card fees that might occur. To benefit the Fort Worth Community Arts Center in showcasing artists’ work from around the world, a 25% commission on sales will be collected.
While we do have open spots available, space is limited so sign up now!

For more information visit www.fwcac.com, or please contact Kim Phan Nguyen at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, (817) 298-3024 or at knguyen@artscouncilfw.org.

This event is free and open to the public. Exhibition hours are Saturday, November 25 from 10AM to 4PM.

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Art Exhibit: Endangered Moments | Charice Cooper

Endangered Moments by Charice Cooper: Revealing the beautiful and extraordinary subtleties of a single moment in time so the viewer can absorb and fully appreciate a fleeting moment that would otherwise be lost in a bustling and distracted world.

See Cooper’s magnificent oil paintings from November 1 to December 28, 2017 at Elm Street Studio in Keller. Please join us for a complimentary reception with the artist on Saturday, November 4 from 6-8pm. Gallery location is 139 S. Elm Street, Keller TX 76248. For more details and to see some of the paintings that will be on display, please visit ElmStreetStudioKeller.com

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Leonardo da Vinci, a new biography by Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson, famed author and biographer, returns to North Texas!

He’s written books about Albert Einstein, Henry Kissinger, Steve Jobs, Ben Franklin and others. 
And now, the veteran Council guest speaker has turned his attention to a genius among geniuses, Leonard Da Vinci (1452-1519), the artist, sculptor, inventor, scientist, architect, etc.

Though he was a complicated polymath, the book is simply titled Leonardo Da Vinci. The eye-catching promotional line reads, “He was history’s most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us?”

Isaacson’s book explores the man who “produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology.” Da Vinci also studied everything from botany and biology to flying machines and optics. More than all that, too.
In the hands of skilled biographer Isaacson, Da Vinci’s life becomes, indeed, “an open book.”

This event will be held at the Fort Worth Club on November 28, 2017 at 11:30 am. For more information,  visit http://dfwworld.org/Walter-Isaacson

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Beverly Penn: Perpendicular to the Force of Gravity at William Campbell


October 21 through
November 25, 2017

Perpendicular to the Force of Gravity, an exhibition of new cast bronze sculptures by Beverly Penn, will be on display October 21 through November 25 at William Campbell Contemporary Art. The gallery will host an opening reception Saturday, October 21, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition-her first solo show at the gallery-will include Penn’s signature metal constructions generated from botanical forms and exploring nature’s innate drive to propagate, even as humankind seeks to categorize, manipulate, and control it. A suite of six botanical monoprints, the genesis of this latest body of work, will accompany the new sculptures.




William Campbell Contemporary Art
4935 Byers Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76107
PHONE 817-737-9566, FAX 817-737-5466
E-Mail: wcca@flash.net

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Danville Chadbourne: Recent Works opens Oct. 26 at Artspace111


Recent Works | Danville Chadbourne
Opening Reception | Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 5 – 8:30pm | Artist in Attendance
Exhibition on Display | October 26 – December 2, 2017
Artspace111 | 111 Hampton St, Fort Worth, TX 76102  website
Artspace111 is proud to present an exhibition of recent work by artist Danville Chadbourne. Chadbourne’s organic totems and wall sculptures, formed from earthen materials, emulate organisms found and unfound in our natural world. The artist’s prolific career has yielded an expansive body of work that faithfully uses simple design to express a complex exploration of origin and consciousness.
Danville Chadbourne was born in Bryan, Texas in 1949. He received a BFA in 1971 from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and an MFA in 1973 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. After teaching studio art and art history at the college level for 17 years at various institutions, Chadbourne quit teaching 1989 to devote himself full-time to his art. He has exhibited extensively at both state and national levels, including over 100 one-person exhibitions. His work is included in numerous private and public collections, and was featured in the November 2010 issue of Sculpture Magazine, and in the February 2010 and January 2006 issues of Ceramics Monthly.
Primarily a sculptor in clay and wood, Chadbourne works in a range of materials and in both two- and three-dimensional formats. Over the years he has created a complex body of work unified by a primal iconography and artifact-like quality emerging from a very personal and consistent formal, aesthetic and philosophical sense. He has lived in San Antonio, Texas since 1979.
Artist Statement
Essentially, my work is concerned with the evocation of spiritual or primal states, using simple organic forms, often in suggestive conjunctions that elaborate metaphorically primary issues of ambiguity, morality, accident/intention, contradiction or even existence. Frequently there is an allusion to circumstance, contextual usage, and time as a condition of the work, but it appears in a peripheral, indirect, or generalized way, never specific or obvious. I have chosen by personal evolution to use forms and images that appear to be part of some culture with an elaborate mythological structure, never quite defined, but evidently interrelated. I am concerned with the intellectual speculation that we make regarding other cultures, especially primitive or ancient ones based on our observation of their artifacts. This anthropological perception is a key issue in my work.
Formally, I use relatively simple sculptural images, sometimes static, like monuments, other times active, dynamic forms that suggest some usage, often ritualistic. I also tend to use materials and processes that imply cultural attitudes that are harmonious with nature and the passage of time. Clay has the most associative power in archeological terms and easily responds to the expressive needs of my ideas as well as being rather permanent and durable. Wood, stone, fiber, bone, and some found objects also work effectively as materials charged with connotative powers in this context. Hopefully each element, as well as the whole body of work, contributes to the total effect of rediscovering an artifact that is evidently outside of our culture at one level, but reflects a kind of universal human consciousness and ultimately stimulates the perception of our own personal existence.

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SWA 2017 Members Exhibition – Awards Presentation Oct. 28

The Society of Watercolor Artists 2017 Members Exhibition is now on view at that UNT Health Science Center, Atrium Gallery, at 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd in Fort Worth.  The reception & awards presentation will be on Saturday, October 28th from 2 to 4pm.    Guests are welcomed to attend, and enjoy the music & food while viewing the artwork at the reception. 

Sarah Graham-Harman is the juror.  Court Bailey is the exhibition chair.  More information can be found at http://www.swawatercolor.com   The show will run through December 2nd.


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Eco – Printing with Texas Plants/leaves – Oct. 14 Workshop

2 workshops times to choose from

October 14, 10am -1pm
October 14, 2pm – 5pm
Fee: $65.00 each

All supplies included

Bring leaves and their names to share with the group

Black Crow Press
Junanne Peck
Fort Worth, TX

Capture the essence of nature on paper, silk and other fabrics.  In this fast and fun workshop you will learn how to extract dyes and prints from the plants/leaves in your own Texas landscape. You will leave this workshop with several pieces of fabric and paper swatches to use for future reference.  I will share information based on my experimentation with local plants. You will also learn how to prepare and mordant fabrics. You will leave with enough information to get you started in the fascinating craft of natural dying.

In eco printing or dyeing, plants are enclosed in textiles or paper, bundled by winding over rods or stacked in layers and then steamed or immersed in hot water to extract the pigments and produce a print made with plant dyes.

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Oct. 6th Receptions at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Opening Reception at FWCAC: October 6th 6 – 9pm. http://www.fwcac.com/?exhibitions

Art in the Metroplex Grand Finale
Friday October 6, 2017 –
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Reception- October 6, 2017; 6 – 9pm

Courage by the Choose Courage Foundation
Friday October 6, 2017 –
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Reception- October 6, 2017; 6 – 9pm

Saturday September 9, 2017 –
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Reception- September 9, 2017; 6 – 9pm

Honoring Women
Friday October 6, 2017 –
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Reception- October 6, 2017; 6 – 9pm

Skewed Botanicals
Friday October 6, 2017 –
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Reception- October 6, 2017; 6 – 9pm

WOMEN ONLY TAC Impromptu Invitational
Friday October 6, 2017 –
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Reception- October 6, 2017; 6 – 9pmmore information


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Painting Class with Jessica McClendon – Saturday, October 7

Painting with Jessica McClendon

Painting with Jessica McClendon, MFA Graduate of Texas Women’s University
Jessica will explore strategies for creating skin tones in all shades. Bring a photo of a portrait you would like to work on and she will demonstrate and have one on one instruction. All levels welcome and all materials provided.

ALL AGES: Saturday, October 7, 12:00 – 2:00SIGN UP HERE

Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.

Fort Works Art 
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

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Gooder – Group Show in Various Media Oct. 7 at Grackle Art

Grackle Art Gallery – Gooder- Group show in various media by Aaron Roe, Sami Cline, Heather Bird, Liz Johnston, Jimray Scott, Eddie Brassart, JoeArt LaBerge, Rosalie Kobetich, William Seybold, Aaron Hutchinson, Cherisha Norman and Darlene Watson.

Musical artists: Eric Osbourne, Tortuga Redfro and Rebecca Jozwiak.

Sat, Oct 7th, 7-11pm. Free.

The Grackle Art Gallery is located on the Fort Worth’s cultural district’s west side in the heart of Arlington Heights at 4621 El Campo, FW, 817-615-0681, Gallery Hours: by appointment and scheduled gallery shows from 7p.m. to 11p.m.


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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Presents Margaret Meehan, October 10

Presents Margaret Meehan
October 10
This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from September 12 through November 14 ( no lecture on October 31).

Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5 each) from 10 am until 4 pm the day of the lecture online at www.themodern.org/programs/lectures. Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series (general admission applies).

Café Modern serves cocktails and appetizers on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.
Revisit the insightful lectures from Tuesday Evenings or discover new ways to look at works in the Museum’s collection with the Modern Podcasts. Hear artists speak about their work, or listen to curators’ perspectives and discussions. Visit www.themodern.org/podcasts. Video recordings of the lectures are available on the Modern’s YouTube channel

October 10
Margaret Meehan was a Texas-based artist until her recent move to Richmond, Virginia, where she now lives, makes art, and teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University. Meehan, known for her research-heavy and figure-based multimedia work, has always been interested in the body – not necessarily how it physically works or even the figure as a genre, but how bodily difference has been perceived throughout time.
For Tuesday Evenings, Meehan presents “Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde,” a talk on how her work addresses monstrosity as a kind of otherness that goes beyond dualities and instead exists in shades of gray, a slippage between the categories that society defines us by and an acknowledgement of the monster that lives within us. In this clear-eyed and nuanced consideration of the intersections of myths, monsters, and miracles, Meehan examines how we decide whom we protect and whom we should be protected from by looking at notions of gender, vintage horror, and our own blood-stained American history.

Artist Robyn O’Neil in conjunction with the publication of Robyn O’Neil: 20 Years of Drawings
October 17
Sheila Kennedy, FAIA, in conjunction with the Fort Worth AIA Excellence in Architecture Design Awards
October 24
Artist Minerva Cuevas
November 7
Artists Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler 
November 14

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Telephone 817.738.9215
Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566
Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm
General Admission Prices
(includes special exhibitions)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday.

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Stage West is accepting art portfolio submissions for its 39th Season Gallery spaces

Stage West call for art portfolio submissions for its 39th Season Gallery spaces

When: Selected artists’ work will be displayed in four to six week spots between October 2017 – September 2018.  Between one and four artists will be featured per show during the Stage West 39th season.

What: Paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, quilts, 3-D wall-friendly art, etc.  All work should be framed and/or finished and presented in a professional manner.

Who: 6-18 artists will be selected to be featured throughout the season.   Yes, you can submit to be considered again if you have previously shown at Stage West. *

How: Submit the following to dana@stagewest.org with “39th Season Art” in the subject line.   Deadline for submission is September 30.


  • 3-5 images of your work
  • Sizes and Mediums for work being proposed for display
  • A general total of the number of items you would like to display
  • A description of the framing/display method you intend to use

Information about Stage West?
Please visit www.stagewest.org
or call Dana Schultes at 817-338-1777 or send her an email at dana@stagewest.org

IMPORTANT NOTE: The visual arts project is a labor of love by our Executive Producer Dana Schultes, who selects and programs work on top of leading our organization. Our business is theatre, but we believe that since we have the ability and the venue necessary to help lift up local visual artists, we should do so. And we love being able to support local artists!

That being said, please note that our theatre and cafe customers are our first order if business. We cannot make arrangements for special viewings during the 1.5 hours prior to each show that we offer dinner service. Artist receptions are held at the show opening following performances or on non-show nights at the discretion of cafe and theatre management. We do our best to make everyone’s vision a reality. When special requests are made, we will do our best to make it happen. However, compromise and understanding ​are key. In other words, we are in the business of drama, but we prefer to keep it on the stage where it belongs.

We love our local arts community and are honored and humbled to have the space to be able to feature their wonderful work. Thank you for all you contribute to our region.

best, Marketing Director Jen

*There is no guarantee of a gallery spot.  Submittal rates have averaged 4 artists for every 1 spot available.

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Fort Worth Community Arts Center Opportunities and Deadlines

Upcoming Deadlines:

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – September 25, 2017





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Art in the Metroplex Grand Finale

Art in the Metroplex Grand Finale

EXHIBITION DATES: October 6 – October 25, 2017 RECEPTION: Friday, October 6, 2017 6pm-9pm

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – September 15, 2017

Art in the Metroplex was first held in 1983. 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. Through its proud 33 year history, Art in the Metroplex has exhibited the work of thousands of local artists but much like all great things, it too must come to an end. Watch for details about a new show at this time next year in its place.

CALL TO ARTISTS: Open call to all artists in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas – Tarrant, Dallas, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hill, Hood, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufmann, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell and Wise. Open to artists over the age of 18, all disciplines with no theme. All medias including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art. Art in the Metroplex Grand Finale will occur in our premier, 3000 square foot, Front Gallery at The Arts Center. All artwork must be original and must not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person.

prospectus and application


·          Grand Prize Winner: Solo Show in our Main Gallery at Art7, a storefront gallery located on Crockett St. in Fort Worth’s bustling 7th Street area.

·          Runners Up: A group exhibition occurring simultaneously as the solo show in the Back section of the Art7 Gallery.

·          Acme Brick Award: $500

·          FWADA Award: $500

ABOUT THE JUROR: Judy Tedford Deaton, Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Collections, has been curating exhibitions and overseeing the art and history collections at The Grace Museum since 2006. She is responsible for concept development, installation and interpretation of twelve art exhibitions annually. She is an author, art historian, frequent guest speaker, art consultant, art juror and panelist at museums and conferences such as American Alliance of Museums (AAM), Texas Association of Museums (TAM), Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD), Mountain Plains Museum Association (MPMA), and the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA). Deaton is currently a member for the CASETA board of directors and served on the 2015 Arts Create Grant Panel for the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and was recently featured in the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities publication. She is also the recipient of CASETA awards for outstanding publications and exhibitions in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and the MPMA 2009 award for exhibition art publications.

ABOUT US: Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the FWCAC is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations through our competitive Grants Program and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.

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