Bob Stuth-Wade “Painting in Earnest” October 6 – November 3

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Please join us for the opening reception this Saturday, October 6, 6:00pm–8:00pm, for Bob Stuth-Wade’s exhibition “Painting in Earnest.” Bob Stuth-Wade will give an Artist Talk on Saturday, October 27, at 11:00am. View a selection of images of work in the exhibition, with more to be added soon, at

For the last four years, Bob Stuth-Wade has used his vintage mobile studio “Earnest” to travel beyond his favorite Texas sites, painting along the coast of California, in New Mexico, Arizona, and across the country in North Carolina. In Texas he has continued to paint Big Bend and the Colorado River.

About the exhibition title, Bob Stuth-Wade says,

“Incidental adventures color the intimacy of spouses living in a vehicle together. Earnest is a temporary home in the places I most love to paint. Sulphur Springs Fish Camp on the Colorado River feels more like home than our house in Dublin. Big Bend and Canyon de Chelly are the same. Standing or sitting at my easel in these places, there is a sense of sweet transparency. I become like the magnifying glass I held as a child that focuses the diffused light of the sun to a burning point. As an artist, I am a lens that focuses the diffused light of awareness and the beauty of this experience into a painting. That is painting in Earnest.”

In addition to landscape paintings, watercolors, and drawings, a series of shell compositions will be shown in homage to Morandi’s bottles. This series of evening watercolors stems from Bob’s practice of beginning each day by drawing shells to sharpen his vision.

Bob Stuth-Wade’s self-directed art education began under his mentor, Dallas artist Perry Nichols, when he was still a student at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. “Painting in Earnest” is his 10th solo exhibition at Valley House Gallery. A comprehensive catalogue, with an essay by Rebecca E. Lawton, will be available soon. The exhibition will be on view through November 3, 2018.

Below are 4 more exhibitions we recommend you see this Fall. Find more information at

Remember to purchase your tickets to this year’s CADD MYSTERY BRUNCH Fundraiser on Sunday, October 21, at 11:30am.

Cheryl and Kevin Vogel
Laura Green
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
6616 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, Texas 75254

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