Art of the Day: FWADA SPRING GALLERY NIGHT – This Weekend



The Fort Worth Art Dealers Association (FWADA) will present its annual Spring Gallery Night, Saturday, March 25, at art spaces and commercial venues throughout the city. Spring Gallery Night runs from noon to 9:00 p.m. at most locations, and includes exhibitions, live demonstrations, music, and other special events. See the list below and the Gallery Night Guide for exhibition details and specific hours of operation.

Nearly forty art galleries, museums, retail businesses, and restaurants will participate in the community-wide event. Gallery Night is free and open to the public.

FWADA is a unique arts organization in a unique American place. Few cities of Fort Worth’s size are privileged to command such a wealth of major art museums, and fewer still have such a vital community spirit. What truly sets Fort Worth apart, however, is the vigorous, longstanding, clearly defined cooperation between the museums, the university art galleries, the non-profit exhibition spaces, and the art dealers, all of which are full working members of FWADA. To fulfill its stated mission to stimulate interest in the visual arts through educational programs, art scholarships, and art competitions, FWADA organizes, funds, and hosts exhibitions of noteworthy art. It sponsors the Fall Gallery Night for members and friends, as well as Spring Gallery Night.

All these attainments have created a stable environment that produces a steady stream of top-notch talent, including major local artists who exhibit their work nationally and internationally. Newcomers are frequently dazzled by the quality of work being created in every medium and style. Their passion reinvigorates Fort Worth patrons who have become habituated to the riches that surround them, reminding them anew that the most authentic cultural connection they can make is the one that affords direct communication with the artists who interpret and illuminate the life experience they share through common backgrounds and interests. Although the city is justly recognized for its cosmopolitan worldview, it is the local artists and their devoted collectors who are the lifeblood of the Fort Worth art market.

The members of FWADA are pledged to the maintenance of a high standard of ethical conduct and professional integrity; these businesses furnish a model that gallery associations in other cities might do well to emulate. FWADA is to be commended for its important role as a contributor to the cultural and esthetic richness of Fort Worth.

FWADA members are the Amon Carter Museum of American Art; the Arlington Museum of Art; Artes de la Rosa; Art on the Boulevard; Artspace 111; Atrium Gallery at UNT Health Science Center; Fort Works Art; Fort Worth Community Arts Center; Gallery 414; Gallery 76102;  the Kimbell Art Museum; Lakeview Gallery: Tarrant County College Northwest Campus; McAnthony’s Multicultural Studio and Gallery; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Rebecca Low Sculptural Metal Gallery & Studio; the Sid Richardson Museum; SiNaCa Studios School of Glass; The Art Galleries at TCU: Fort Worth Contemporary Arts; The Art Galleries at TCU: Moudy Gallery; The Gallery at UTA, University of Texas at Arlington; The Upstairs Gallery; Weiler House Fine Art Gallery; and William Campbell Contemporary Art.

Shea Patterson Young
Executive Director of FWADA
Curator, Atrium Gallery
UNT Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Phone: 817.735.0301


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

On view: Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler. For more than forty years, Texas artist Valton Tyler has depicted unparalleled worlds from his imagination. His captivating artworks feature unique interplays of identifiable, organic, mechanistic, and surreal shapes, which often rise from mountain, desert, or arctic landscapes. One of the only etching series he ever created, graphite drawings, and large-scale paintings are brought together for the first time in this rare exhibition of a local talent whose work defies artistic categorization.

Image: Valton Tyler (b. 1944), Fru Nam Fri No Da, 1976. Oil on canvas. © Valton Tyler, Courtesy of Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden.

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

On view: Al Souza: Puzzle Works. Souza’s Puzzle Works investigates the definition of painting by altering traditions of medium and application. By layering portions of completed jigsaw puzzles, Souza uses aspects of assemblage, relief, painting, and sculpture to create impactful artworks that are visually frenetic but aesthetically cohesive. Souza’s celebrated artwork is in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas.
Fort Works Art
Gallery Night Hours: noon–9:00 p.m.On view through May 20: #28Grams. One-of-a-kind exhibition connecting the public to representational, figurative, and abstract artists from across the globe who use modern platforms in striking and innovative ways. #28Grams features a diverse range of 28 museum- and gallery-represented artists who have broken through the walls of traditional “art” spaces by garnering international online fame through mixing their fine art process with the low-fi medium of Instagram. Aimed at showcasing the individuals behind the up-and-coming digital movement, #28Grams is the brainchild of Fort Works Art founder Lauren Childs, who examines how “online social networking is breaking down the geographical barriers of artistic genres.” The event will feature a surprise special DJ spinning some of today’s hottest music.Image: Jerome Lagarrigue.
Gallery 414
Gallery Night Hours: noon–9:00 p.m.On view through April 30: Material Dialogues and the Objects of MY Affection: Kelly Ingleright-Telgenhoff. Ingleright-Telgenhoff depicts and manipulates mundane and nearly recognizable objects into provocative 2-D paintings and 3-D objects. The artist addresses certain social and personal obsessions by enlarging or shrinking familiar objects or placing odd items next to one another. She focuses on object-oriented art, yet retains an enigmatic narrative which allows the audience greater interpretation. The opening reception coincides with Gallery Night.

Kimbell Art Museum
Gallery Night Hours: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.On view: Selections from the permanent collection. The Kimbell’s permanent collection is small in size, comprising fewer than 350 works of art, and is distinguished by an extraordinary level of artistic quality and importance. The Kimbell’s collections range in period from antiquity to the 20th century and include European masterpieces; important collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities; and art of Asia, Africa, and the ancient Americas.There will be a members-only preview of Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture and an accompanying members-only reception on this date.
McAnthonys Multicultural
Studio and Gallery

Gallery Night Hours: 2:00–9:00 p.m.On view: Eclectic Expressions. Featuring works by Morris Davis, Jacqui Dorsey, John Johnson, Will Kern, Beth McAnthony, Eddie McAnthony, Rocky McGee, Ava Michele Robinson, Ladelle Ross, Jane Siebenthal, Samwell Osumba, and Demetrius Washington.Image: Ladelle Ross, Secondline Marvin Abstract. Acrylic on canvas.
Rebecca Low Sculptural Metal
Gallery & Studio

Gallery Night Hours: noon–9:00 p.m.On view: Works by David Mikitka. Mikitka has pioneered several innovative techniques for casting copper and aluminum that beautifully display his unique artistry and style. Also on view are new works by Rebecca Low, Terry Jones, Ralph Moresco, Nic Noblique, Ken O’Toole, Michael Pavlovsky, Marco Rubino, Scott Shubin, and Dolly Valdez, as well as jewelry by Juliette Edgerton and Dale Ousley.
SiNaCa Studios School of Glass
Gallery Night Hours: noon–9:00 p.m.On view: Work and live glassblowing demonstrations by Kenneth Gonzales. Gonzales received his BA from Hastings College in 2003. He has worked in hot shops throughout the United States. He is currently the project director for the Tulsa Glassblowing School in Oklahoma, where he develops and maintains all of the hot glass curriculum the school offers. His work has been shown throughout the country.SiNaCa Studios is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit dedicated to education and believes that through our educational outreach we can forge brighter futures and positively impact our community.

The Art Galleries at TCU:
Moudy Gallery

Gallery Night Hours: noon–8:00 p.m.On view through March 31: Annual Student Juried Exhibition. Featuring new artwork by TCU students selected by juror Sofia Bastidas, curatorial fellow at the Pollock Gallery, SMU.

Image: 2016 Best-in-Show Award Winner Barbara Horlander, Rhonda Rousey was right, 2016. Acrylic, glitter, embroidery thread, & sand on canvas.

The Upstairs Gallery
Gallery Night Hours: 12:30–5:00 p.m.On view: From A to Z. New works by gallery artists to begin the celebration of our 50th year. Featuring our current roster of painters, potters, and sculptors: Stephen Barry, Lynne Buchanan, Joann Bushart, Cynthia Crier, Chris Cunningham, Karen Foster, Judy Gelfert, Sandra Grimland, Cheryl Hopkins, Carolyn Jehring, Martha Sue Meek, Casey Taylor, Doug Walton, Irma Ward, Beatriz Welch, Margie Whittington, and Dotty Zamora.

William Campbell Contemporary Art
Gallery Night Hours: noon–9:00 p.m.On view: Frank X. Tolbert2: the Texas Bird Project. Frank X. Tolbert uses drawing as a physical thinking process—a way to engage in the subliminal world of feelings and ideas. His latest body of work, the Texas Bird Project, includes a suite of eight etchings along with several large-scale works on paper and canvas that have evolved over the past few years. The exhibition will feature birds indigenous to the varied regions of Texas depicted in Tolbert’s expressionist style.Image: Frank X. Tolbert2, White Pelican. Oilstick on paper, 60 x 44 inches.

Art on the Boulevard
Gallery Night Hours: noon–9:00 p.m.
Refreshments served.On view through April 30: Works by Dolores Hibbard and Todd Ford. Both artists work exclusively in oils, with an emphasis on still lifes and landscapes. Ford’s work is best described as photorealistic, and Hibbard paints in an impressionistic style. Other artists featured are Bob Fox, Laura Hunt, Gale Johnston, Loretta LaMothe, Gloria Sepp, Jennifer Stufflebeam, Mary Ann White, and Clara Williams.Image: Todd Ford, Junior.
Atrium Gallery at
UNT Health Science Center

Gallery Night Hours: noon–7:00 p.m.On view: A Family Affair. Featuring Caro and Matt Jackson, mother and son artists. Matt came into this world with an innate talent to draw and found his way back to it as an adult. Caro came to painting later in life. They have their own personal critique text and share a language that is often confusing to others. Their styles and content are distinctly different. Matt’s architectural background allows him a more precise view, while Caro draws us in to stylized landscapes, as color rules her brush. Both draw from their travels and impressions of the world around them.
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
Gallery Night Hours: 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.On view: Focus Gallery: Bloom: Works by Katherine Toon, curated by Kendal Smith-Lake & Lauren Cross. Gallery 3: Ties That Bind, featuring Henry Rayburn, Claudine Rayburne Marion, Charla Marion Pavlik, Camilla Marion Bloom, and James Rayburne White. Gallery 4: Fort Worth Paintings & Sculptures. Gallery 6: Paint Can Fly VI, featuring Darlia Hobbs, Thea Patterson, Ann Winchester, and Margie Wittington. Front Gallery: Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild Exhibit & Sale. Back Gallery: A Passion for Colors, featuring Niki Gulley, Vickie Guthrie, Shirley Kinworthy, Lynn LaRose, Melodee Martin Ramirez, Lesley Talty, Cecy Turner, Irma Ward, and Margie Wittington. Gallery 9: Visions of an Indigenous Caribbean: Works by Alejo Deleon.On view at Art 7 Gallery, 2955 Crockett St.: Surfaces: Works by Elise Eeraerts, in collaboration with Cydonia Gallery.

Gallery 76102
Gallery Night Hours: noon–8:00 p.m.On view through March 31: Making Waves/Moving Minds. Works by six artists who blur and challenge the lines between craft and fine art. Artists include Amie Aderman, Taylor Barnes, Morgan Chivers, Scott Cook, Joshua Goode, and Letitia Huckaby. The exhibition will feature additional events highlighting performance artists and a Makers Symposium on March 29.

Image: Joshua Goode, Adolescent Unicorn T-Rex Skull with “No Fear” Bedazzlement, 2013.
Lakeview Gallery: Tarrant County College Northwest Campus
Gallery Night Hours: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

On view: Works by TCC Northwest Campus Faculty. Demonstrating a wide range of approaches to painting, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, digital art, and ceramics. Participating artists include Stephen Battle, Christian deLeon, Allison Gillies, John Hartley, Cindy Hasio, Elizabeth Hurtado, Trish Igo, Kelly James, Jill O’Brien, Fred Spaulding, and Kelly Ingleright-Telgenhoff.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Gallery Night Hours: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

FOCUS: Stanley Whitney
Stanley Whitney investigates the intricate possibilities of color and form in the realm of abstract painting. Since the mid-1970s, Whitney has been known for his multicolored, irregular grids on square canvases. Taking the essentialist grid of minimalism as his cue, his configurations are loose, uneven geometric lattices comprised of vibrant stacked color blocks that vary in hue, shape, and the handling of the paint.Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings
Sultan’s Disaster Paintings illustrate robust, man-made structures, such as industrial plants and train cars, that exhibit a level of fragility in their propensity to be unhinged by catastrophic events. Distinguished for combining subject matter with industrial materials such as tar and Masonite tiles, the Disaster Paintings exemplify in both media and concept the vulnerability of the most progressive manufactured elements of modern culture.

Sid Richardson Museum
Gallery Night Hours: 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.On view: Hide & Horn. A cattle trail-era focus exhibition featuring collectors’ items that honor and illuminate the greatest migration of livestock in world history. Displays include an 1873 trail map and guidebook for drovers, one of the four most important books on the cattle industry and one of the best books about the Texas Longhorn cattle breed during the 19th century. Visitors will view rarely seen items from the museum’s permanent collection as well as “Guests of Honor” items on loan from the Rees-Jones Collection in Dallas and from another private collection. Hide & Horn will be on display concurrently with the museum’s current exhibition, Legacy, which depicts the clash of cultures of the 19th-century American West.

The Art Galleries at TCU:
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts

Gallery Night Hours: noon–8:00 p.m.

On view through May 13: RAWIYA: We Do Not Choose Our Dictators. Translated from Arabic as “she who tells a story,” RAWIYA originally formed in 2009 as an all-female photography collective. Their work energetically engages in an international dialogue around human rights and social justice. As a group of photographers from across the Middle East, often with day jobs in journalism or a commercial context, the members use the platform of the collective to investigate social and political stories they feel are invisible, and as a means to explore more personal creative practices. RAWIYA features Myriam Abdelaziz, Tamara Abdul Hadi, Tasneem Alsultan, Laura Boushnak, Tanya Habjouqa, and new member Zied Ben Romdhane. This is the collective’s first exhibition in Texas.Photo credit: Tasneem Alsultan, Image of Nasiba. One of the very few Saudi divorced mothers to have legal guardianship of her son, Bilal. 5/8/2016, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The Gallery at UTA:
University of Texas at Arlington

Gallery Night Hours: noon–5:00 p.m.On view through April 1: MFA 10th Anniversary Exhibition. Celebrating 10 years of the Master of Fine Arts Program at UTA.

Weiler House Fine Art Gallery
Gallery Night Hours: noon–9:00 p.m.
Refreshments: 5:00–9:00 p.m.On view: New Works by Texas Artists Judy Mason, Walt Cude, and Hailey Herrera. Works by other gallery artists are also on display. Weiler House Fine Art Gallery is proud to be the home of a diverse collection of oil paintings, watercolors, sculpture, American art glass, handcrafted jewelry, and pottery.Image: Judy Mason, Woman with Blue Gloves.
28 x 18 inches.



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