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Fort Worth Art Dealers Association Announces Spring Gallery Night

Self-Portrait with Drawing by David Bates at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Self-Portrait with Drawing by David Bates at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Art Dealers Association (FWADA) announces their Spring Gallery Night to be held Saturday, March 29, 2014. The event will take place in art spaces and commercial venues throughout Fort Worth and neighboring cities. Spring Gallery Night lasts from noon to 9 p.m. at most venues. See specific hours listed below.

FWADA Spring Gallery Night includes more than forty art galleries, museums, retail businesses, and restaurants. The event is free and open to the public.

Art Venues

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Gallery Night Hours: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

On view through May 18: Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine. More than sixty paintings that explore the art and culture of food, including iconic works by Edward Hopper, Norman Rockwell, and Andy Warhol. Free admission.

Arlington Museum of Art
Gallery Night Hours: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

On view: Youth Art Month Exhibition. Youth Art Month is a six-week collaboration with the Arlington ISD to showcase selected pieces chosen by district art instructors. Free admission; donations accepted.

Artes de la Rosa Gallery at the Rose Marine Theater
Gallery Night Hours: noon–9:00 p.m.

On view: Transcendent Death Journeys. Works by Mexican-American painter Anita Rodriguez explore the mystery of death with exuberant humor, highlighting the concept that death is not the end. Ms. Rodriguez will be on-site for the Gallery Night festivities.

Artspace 111
Gallery Night Hours: noon–9:00 p.m.

On view: Sibling Revelry: Daniel Blagg, Dennis Blagg, Doug Blagg, and Woodrow Blagg. The four Blagg brothers reunite for the first time in ten years in this group exhibition featuring Daniel’s intense cityscapes, Dennis’ West Texas landscapes, Doug’s L.A.-based watercolors, and Woodrow’s large-scale drawings of contemporary ranch life.

Works by other Artspace111 artists will also be on view in the studios and gardens.

Atrium Gallery: University of North Texas Health Science Center
Gallery Night Hours: 2:00–7:00 p.m.

On view: A Touch of Texas. Group exhibition featuring pottery, glass, photography, pastels, and paintings by ten renowned artists from Rockport, Texas. Participating artists: June Ainsworth, Angalee DeForest, Anita Diebel, Susan Forrest, Caro Jackson, Lorrie Harrington, Carol D. Koutnik, Sally Mitchell, Genie Mysorski, and Betty Shamel.

Fort Worth Community Arts Center
Gallery Night Hours: 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

On view: the 2014 FWCAC Biennial, displaying an array of artworks from the North Texas community shown salon-style in six galleries; A Way of Remembering, featuring female abstract painters Suzan Cook, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Cynthia Hammett, Mary Clay Hernandez, Julie Lazarus, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Teri Muse, Harmony Padgett, Winter Rusiloski, Charlotte Seifert, Jennifer Stufflebeam, and Mary Vernon; the Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild Exhibit and Sale, showcasing TPSG member ceramic works; and TAC Featured Artist Ariel Bowman: The Prehistoric Circus, exhibiting ceramic sculptures of a tragic circus lost in time.

Fort Worth Contemporary Arts: The Art Galleries at TCU
Gallery Night Hours: noon–8:00 p.m.

On view through May 10: Dramedy. The exhibition brings together artists whose comic or caricature-like forms lure us in to confront challenging imagery and dark narratives. Media include painting, drawing, sculpture, and video; featured artists are Michael Bise, Folkert De Jong, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Kirk Hayes, Lawrence Lee, Alison Schulnik, and others.

Galerie Kornye West
Gallery Night Hours: noon–9:00 p.m.

On view: Lennox Woods–The Ancient Forest. Solo show featuring works by Deborah Paris, sponsored by the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) and Galerie Kornye West. For nearly two years, in all seasons, Deborah Paris has explored, drawn, and painted the pristine beauty of the Lennox Woods Preserve, Red River County’s old-growth hardwood forest. Opening receptions at BRIT and Galerie Kornye West will include forty works of art, lecture series, documentary film, catalog, and a live performance by Duo Renard.

Gallery 414
Gallery Night Hours: 2:00–9:00 p.m.

On view: Useless Vanities, works by Christian deLeon. The collection explores the relationship between the compulsion to create and the transitory nature of tangible possessions. Mixed-media prints and ceramic forms celebrate deLeon’s fascination with creating hybrids between artistic disciplines and visual worlds, allowing his work to constantly evolve and mimic the natural cycle of creation and destruction.

Kimbell Art Museum
Gallery Night Hours: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

On view through August 31: Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection. This exhibition showcases more than 140 works from one of the finest holdings of samurai armor in the world, including eighteen full suits of armor, three life-size horses clad in armor, and an impressive array of beautifully detailed helmets and masks. It is the first traveling exhibition displayed in the new Renzo Piano Pavilion.

Lakeview Gallery: Tarrant County College Northwest Campus
Gallery Night Hours: 8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

On view: Gamer: The Art of Game Design and Development. Invitational multimedia art exhibition showcasing the creativity of digital game design. Russell Fincher and Joe Espinoza (Sickhead Games), Justin Pierce (Overpowered Games), Nicholas Daniel (Hatched Games), and Joshua Wilson (UTA) with music by Sam Garner present concept designs, character designs, animation, interactive demos, and much more.

Self-Portrait with Drawing by David Bates at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Self-Portrait with Drawing by David Bates at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

McAnthony’s Multicultural Studio and Gallery
Gallery Night Hours: noon–9:00 p.m.

On view: Works by Dan Ross Williams and other artists.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Gallery Night Hours: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Gallery Admission: $10.00

On view: David Bates. Retrospective exhibition showcases the artist’s masterful technique of creating an unforgettable portrait of a particular place and its inhabitants. Bates combines exquisite technique with a deep understanding of American modernist traditions, resulting in work that is at once sophisticated, soulful, and accessible.

Moudy Gallery: The Art Galleries at TCU
Gallery Night Hours: noon–8:00 p.m.

On view through April 4: What Goes On, MFA Thesis Exhibition of Works by Ryan Goolsby. Goolsby’s work draws influence from science and myth formally and conceptually to question our belief and knowledge structure. Additional graduate and undergraduate artworks will be on display throughout the Moudy Building for a TCU Open Studios event.

Rebecca Low Sculptural Metal Gallery & Studio
Gallery Night Hours: noon–9:00 p.m.

On view: New Works by Nic Noblique. Noblique’s cutting-edge work celebrates form, line, and movement from the depths of his own imagination to engage the environment in an organic way. Also on view are new works by Rebecca Low, Rich Ariola, Ralph Moresco, Ken O’Toole, Eric Ogle, Terry Jones, Kent Maris, Michael Sibley, and Cecil Fuqua, along with jewelry by Dale Ousley and Juliette Edgerton.

Sid Richardson Museum
Gallery Night Hours: 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

On view through September 14: Western Treasures. Western Treasures reunites significant paintings by Charles M. Russell, Frederic Remington, and their contemporaries with rarely seen paintings from the museum’s permanent collection, combined with six bronze sculptures by Remington and Russell on loan from private collectors.

SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery

SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery

SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery
Gallery Night Hours: noon–9:00 p.m.

On view: live glassblowing demonstrations by Gail M. Allard. Allard has shown in galleries throughout Texas, and has glass works in private residences throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Of his work, Allard remarks: “The foundations of form, color, and the freedom of pushing the limits in an uncommon medium are the basis of how I create.” His studio, Salado Glassworks, is located in Salado, Texas.

The Gallery at UTA, The University of Texas at Arlington
Gallery Night Hours: noon–6:00 p.m.

On view: Works by Alice Leora Briggs and James Sullivan.

The Upstairs Gallery
Gallery Night Hours: noon–9:00 p.m.

On view: New work by gallery artists, including paintings by Cynthia Crier, Jim Evans, Vern Johnson, Martha Meek, Jessica Neary, Clay Stinnett, Casey Taylor, Beatrice Welch, and Margie Whittington; sculpture by Chris Cunningham and Fred Spaulding; ceramics by June Whitacre; and glass and enamel works by Jo Ann Bushart.

Weiler House Fine Art Gallery
Gallery Night Hours: noon–9:00 p.m.

On view in the historic Weiler House: new works from master tonalist Joseph P. Grieco, impressionist Roger Dale Brown, realist Jason Tako, contemporary realist Anna Rose Bain, landscape artist John Barger, and wildlife artist Walt Cude.

Works by additional gallery artists are also exhibited.

William Campbell Contemporary Art
Gallery Night Hours: 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

On view through April 26: Enigmas: New Drawings by Jake Gilson. Enigmas features Gilson’s bold yet delicate abstracts that entice and engage with palpable color fields, kinetic mark making, and an ostensible path to transcendence. Working in powdered graphite, charcoal, dry pigment, and pencil, Gilson makes instant, potent marks and strokes that reveal his process, while visually connecting idea, artist, and viewer. The results are brilliantly tactile and luscious drawings that amplify the beauty and power of the unknown.

About the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association

FWADA members include independent art dealers, non-profit exhibition spaces, museums, and university galleries. The organization’s mission is to stimulate interest in the visual arts through educational programs, art scholarships, and art competitions. FWADA organizes, funds, and hosts exhibitions of noteworthy art, and sponsors Fort Worth’s annual Spring and Fall Gallery Nights.

FWADA members are: the Amon Carter Museum of American Art; the Arlington Museum of Art; Artes de la Rosa Gallery at the Rose Marine Theater; Artspace 111; Atrium Gallery at UNT Health Science Center; Fort Worth Community Arts Center; Fort Worth Contemporary Arts: The Art Galleries at TCU; Galerie Kornye West; Gallery 414; the Kimbell Art Museum; Lakeview Gallery: Tarrant County College Northwest Campus; McAnthony’s Multicultural Studio and Gallery; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Moudy Gallery: The Art Galleries at TCU; Rebecca Low Sculptural Metal Gallery & Studio; the Sid Richardson Museum; SiNaCa Studios; The Gallery at UTA, University of Texas at Arlington; The Upstairs Gallery; Weiler House Fine Art Gallery; and William Campbell Contemporary Art.

For more information visit fwada.org

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