Author: Margery Gossett

 "Texas Art and Texas Light"  American Arts Quarterly, Volume 27, number 3. Dennis Blagg’s panoramic landscapes, like his Passover (1997), take one out further west, to the eternal vast country that evokes the Biblical deserts of the Old Testament. Patrick Gabriel captures every mood and aspect of the Texas light, from the flat, sun-baked afternoon to the pinkish thundercloud over the high-tension power lines, to the soft evening over the prairie. - by Frederick Turner                                      Patrick Gabriel, Two Travelers, 2007                     ...

Visit Art This Week This week we interview <style="background-color: black; color: purple;">Paula Kornye Tillman, president of the <style="color: purple;">Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association (FWADA), about the upcoming <style="color: purple;">Fall Gallery Night. It’s a great day (and night) for the community of Fort Worth to come together and support local art museums and galleries. All FWADA member galleries are open from 2-9pm, this Saturday, September 11, 2010. At FWADA’s website, you can find out more information about each member (with links to their respective websites) and there is also a map with the location of each institution. This week, you can...

Congratulations to Eric Stevens who was recently featured interviewed for POETS and ARTISTS magazine. Follow the link to read the article online.  "How I paint is just as important to me as what I paint. A formula must be decided upon for the subject at hand. You can see the shifting of formulae between the different subjects I paint: I paint landscapes very differently then florals, for example. Sometimes inspiration for the formula I will use come from a piece of artwork, something that has nothing to do with what I intend to do, and usually it's not a painting."...

Congratulations!!! to Jo LeMay Rutledge for receiving an invitation to show in the Coors Western Art Exhibit in Denver Colorado, and having her piece featured above. Click here to see more works by Rutledge at Artspace111....

Eric Stevens at the Wally Workman Gallery. Visit www.artspace111.com for more of Eric Stevens available works.   Wally Workman Gallery is 30! Opening Reception Saturday, August 7th 6-8pm. Starting in only two small rooms within a 100 year old historic home on West Sixth Street, the gallery has gradually expanded to occupy the whole house. Workman garners an impressive roster of 50 artists who work in diverse mediums and subject matter. Always evolving, this includes artists that have been with the gallery for decades as well as those that were just signed this year. The anniversary show will include works by all...

A Fort Worth Star Telegram  article, in todays paper, featured Jo LaMay Rutledge's King of the Road. By -- GAILE ROBINSON On Friday night, two shows open at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center with receptions beginning at 6 p.m. The Texas Artists Coalition membership exhibit has 35 pieces from 20 artists. The works were selected by Dallas gallery owner Barry Whistler, and awards will be presented at 7:30 p.m. The second show consists of 33 works from the Ruiz Healy collection of Oaxacan art and is sponsored by the Cultural Center of the Americas and the Mexican Consulate as part of the...

  Yesterday jump started the first day of art class for those enrolled in "2 Good Ways to Start an Oil Painting."  Taught by experienced teacher and painter Ann Ekstrom, students learn a variety of oil painting techniques during this 4 day workshop. Classes are held at Ekstrom's studio Wednesday and Thursday during the next two weeks.  Everyday is a new exciting experience in which students not only learn, but get a chance look at each others work and talk about process. Looks like fun!...