Cindi Holt

CINDI HOLT, American (b. 1952)

 

Cindi Holt was born on January 14, 1952 in Riverside, California. She moved with her family to Buena Park, Ca at the age of 11. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Speech Communications degree.

 

Holt moved to Fort Worth in the early 70's and began painting in the mid 80's. She was encouraged not to take art courses because of her natural talent.

 

Cindi Holt's paintings have been used as the Christmas card for Governor and Mrs. George W. Bush in 1998. In 2004, she created a painting for the Christmas card for then President and Mrs. George W. Bush. Her paintings are in collections including the Fort Museum of Science and History, the George W. Bush Presidential Center, and prints of her work hang in Central Market in both Dallas and Fort Worth.

 

Holt resides in Fort Worth with her husband, Mike. Her son, Justin, is married to wife Courtney who have two children, Sorensen and Georgia.

People smile when they see my paintings, this is why I paint.

CINDI HOLT, American (b. 1952)

Education

1977 Bachelor of Science, Speech Pathology and Audiology, California State University, Fullerton, California

Art Education

Self directed since 1984

Exhibitions

2014 60th Anniversary Exhibition: A Celebration of Valley House Artists, group exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Preservation is the Art of the City, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Summer Cut, group exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

2013 Suitable Subjects: Contemporary Still Lifes, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas

Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

Like: Artists inspiring Artists, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, Texas

2012 Houston Fine Art Fair, Reliant Center, Houston, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

PLANT PLANET, Nine Artists Responding to Nature, Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth, Texas

Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

2011 Dennis Blagg and Cindi Holt, Artspace111, Fort Worth, Texas

Fresh & Salty (a Valley House Gallery group exhibition), Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas

2010 Shorelines, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas

ART CHICAGO, Merchandise Mart, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

2009 Group Exhibition, Artspace111, Fort Worth, Texas

Preservation is the Art of the City, benefiting Historic Fort Worth, Inc., Group Exhibition, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Trinity Perspectives: Views of an Urban River, hosted by Streams and Valleys, Inc., Group Exhibition, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Thank You Fort Worth: An Appreciation from Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Group Exhibition, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas

2008 Texas Tour: 100 Years of Texas Landscape Painting, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2007 Preservation is the Art of the City, benefiting Historic Fort Worth, Inc., Group Exhibition, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Exchange 9: Carol Benson, Beth Lea Clardy, Ann Ekstrom, Betty Winton Fay, Cindi Holt, Val Hunnicutt, Conce Martinez, Margaret Mellott, Flo Zimmerman, group exhibition, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas

2007 Inside the Texas Governor’s Mansion: Cindi Holt, Solo Exhibition, Focus Galleries, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas

2006 Kingdom Animalia: Creatures Big and Small by Artists Old and New (group exhibition), Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Dragon’s Rest and Reflections)

Summer Show, group show, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Breakfast Room)

25th Anniversary Group Show, Artspace, Fort Worth, Texas

2005 Introductions, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Cindi Holt: A Lyrical Dance, Solo Exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2004 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Art Chicago, art fair, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois (Valley House Gallery)

2003 Be Our Guest, Solo Exhibition, Rockport Center for The Arts, Rockport, Texas

Exchange 9, Fort Worth Public Library Art Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas

The Texas Governor’s Mansion, Solo Exhibition, Museum of The Southwest, Midland, Texas

An Artist’s Christmas, Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas

2002 Sublime Landscapes, Group Exhibition, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas

The Texas Governor’s Mansion, Solo Exhibition, Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas

42nd Annual International Exhibition, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, Texas

The Texas Governor’s Mansion, Solo Exhibition, Ellen Noel Museum, Odessa, Texas

The Texas Governor’s Mansion, Solo Exhibition, Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas

Quiet Spaces, Two-Person Exhibition with Ken Blasingame, Carol Henderson Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas

2001 The Texas Governor’s Mansion, Solo Exhibition, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas

The Texas Governor’s Mansion, Solo Exhibition, The Nave Museum, Victoria, Texas

2000 Gallery Night 2000, Carol Henderson Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas

Exchange 9, Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center, Wichita Falls, Texas

2000 Grand Reopening Invitational, Carol Henderson Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas

1999 Holiday Open House, Invitational Group Exhibition, Carol Henderson Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas

1998 How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Solo Exhibition, Carol Henderson Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas

Exchange 9, Contemporary Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Invitational Solo Exhibition, State Capital Building, Austin, Texas

1997 Art Work in Van Cliburn Journalistic Piece, Group Exhibition, State Capital Building, Austin, Texas

1995 Templeton Art Center Membership Exhibition, Fort Worth, Texas

Exchange Invitational: A Two City Exhibition, Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Art Space III, Group Exhibition, Fort Worth, Texas

Gallery Preview VII, Artenergies Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas

Art in the Metroplex, Juried Exhibition, Moudy Exhibition Hall, Texas Christian University

1994 Art Space III, Group Show, Fort Worth, Texas

Muckenthaler Art Center – Artist of the Month, Fullerton, California

Featured Artist: A Night in Fullerton: Village Art Center, Fullerton, California

Three Person Invitational Exhibition, Artenergies Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas

An Artist’s Christmas, Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas

Cindi Holt: Recent Works, Solo Exhibition, Eastfield College, Dallas, Texas

1993 An Artist’s Christmas, Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas

Main Street Metrocel Fine Arts Exhibition & Competition, Fort Worth, Texas

Art Space III, Group Show, Fort Worth, Texas

Gallery Nuvo, Two-Person Show, Fort Worth, Texas

Dallas Women’s Caucus for Art, National Open Exhibition, Dallas, Texas

1992 Art Space III, Group Show, Fort Worth, Texas

An Artist’s Christmas, Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas

1991 Art Space III, One Person Exhibition, Fort Worth, Texas

An Artist’s Christmas, Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas

1990 Angelic Women, Two-Person Exhibition – Cindi Holt & Sydney Strahon, Gallery Nuvo, Fort Worth, Texas

An Artist’s Christmas, Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas

1989 Second Ten County Annual Art Exhibition, Tarrant County College Northwest Campus, Fort Worth, Texas

1989 Templeton Art Center, Gallery Inaugural, One Person Exhibition, Fort Worth, Texas

An Artist’s Christmas, Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas

1988 First Ten County Annual Art Exhibition, Fort Worth, Texas

Art in the Area I, Standard Brand Paints/Artist’s Corner, Fort Worth, Texas

1988 An Artist’s Christmas, Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas

1986 Seventh Annual Works on Paper, Fort Worth, Texas

Awards and Honors

2004 Design for commemorative box for Easter at the White House, Washington, D. C.

Design for White House Christmas Card, Washington, D. C.

2003 First Place, Two-Dimensional, An Artist’s Christmas, Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas

2002 Invited to submit painting for Easter Egg Roll Poster, The White House, Washington, D. C.

Featured “Celebrity Artist,” An Artist’s Christmas, Campfire Boys and Girls Annual Fundraiser

1998 Selected to paint image for the official Christmas card for Governor and Mrs. George Bush

1997 Founding President of the Contemporary Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas

1992 Dallas Women’s Caucus for Art, juried exhibition, awarded one-person exhibition at Eastfield College, Dallas, Texas

1990 Juror’s Choice, An Artist’s Christmas, Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas

1989 Honorable Mention, Second Ten County Annual Art Exhibition, Tarrant County College, Northwest Campus, Fort Worth, Texas

Most Creative Entry, An Artist’s Christmas, Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas

1988 Honorable Mention, First Ten County Annual Art Exhibition, Tarrant County College, Northwest Campus, Fort Worth, Texas

Literature

“In the Market for Art,” Fort Worth, Texas: The City’s Magazine, November 2013, page 14, A River Runs Through It reproduced on page 6 and page 14.

“A special unveiling of A River Runs Through It,” Central Market, Fort Worth, Texas, October 24, 2013 (brochure).

Frederick Turner, “The Eyes of Texas: Texas Art and Texas Light,” American Arts Quarterly, published by The Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies Center (Hastings-on- Hudson, New York), Summer 2010, Volume 27, Number 3, pages 27-33.

Cary Darling, “Pick of the Week- Fort Worth,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the list! Section, May 14, 2010.

Meda Kessler, “Work Spaces: Art Houses,” 360West, September 2009, pages 58-61, illustrations.

“Preservation is the Art of the City,” 24 page news magazine presented by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram benefiting preservation programs at Historic Fort Worth, Inc. and supporting studio artists for the 5th Annual Art Show and Sale at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, September 7 – 29, 2007, Wolf Creek illustrated on page 10.

Andrew Martin, “Tricks: Cow skulls, pug heads and other unique visions of Halloween,” Fort Worth Star Telegram, Life Section G, October 30, 2005.

Mike Daniel, “Cindi Holt at Valley House,” The Dallas Morning News Guide, August 26, 2005, page 7, illustration.

Jenice Johnson, “Dubya’s Girls,” The Dallas Observer, August 25, 2005, page 40, illustration.

Mary Evans Seeley, Season’s Greetings from the White House: The Collection of Presidential Christmas Cards, Messages, and Gifts, A Presidential Christmas Corporation, 2005, pp. 236-243, illustration.

Roland Watson, “Bush Sends Season’s Greetings to Two Million of his Closest Friends,” Times Online, December 14, 2004.

Elisabeth Bumiller, “Alert the Pastry Chefs: 6,500 Guests are Coming,” New York Times, December 13, 2004.

“Washington Watch,” The Dallas Morning News, November 26, 2004, page 23a, Red Room illustrated.

The Insider, “Holiday Card Artist Visits White House,” Fort Worth Star Telegram, December 2004

Maria Recio, “A Local Artist’s Brush with Fame,” Fort Worth Star Telegram, November 25, 2004, page 12a, illustration.

50th Anniversary Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas, March 5 – 27, 2004, page 32, color illustration.

Mike Daniel, “Fall Gallery Night,” The Dallas Morning News Guide, September 12, 2003, page 55, illustration.

Lisa Martin, “An Invitation to the Governor’s Mansion,” The Dallas Morning News, February 28, 2003, House & Garden Section, page 1G, illustration.

Brian Murphy, “Fort Worth artist Cindi Holt captures Texas governor’s mansion on canvas,” Abilene Reporter, January 18, 2002, page 6C, illustration.

Mike Daniel, “Landscape Shows in Arlington,” The Dallas Morning News Guide, November 23, 2001, page 60.

“Have a Look Around,” Fort Worth Weekly, November 15-21, 2001, page 15, illustration.

Jim Bratone, “Sublime: The Landscape Re-envisioned,“ Artlies, Winter 2001-2002, pages 62-63.

Cindi Holt: Images from the Texas Governor’s Mansion, 2000, introduction by Clint Willour.

Radio and Television

Dec 2004 Appearance on Christmas at the White House, Home and Garden Television

Dec 2004 Interview with Sharon Benge, Art Matters, WRR

Dec 2004 Interview with Karin Kelley, WFAA Channel 8

Public Collections

8.0 Restaurant, Fort Worth, Texas

Bank One, Fort Worth, Texas

Belo Corporation, Dallas, Texas

The Bush Institute, Dallas, Texas

Central Market, Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Texas

GTE Corporation, Irving, Texas

Harris, Finley and Bogel, Fort Worth, Texas

The State Capital Archives, Austin, Texas

The State of Texas Archives, Austin, Texas

The White House Archives, Washington, D.C.

United States Archives, Washington, D.C.

In The Market For Art in Fort Worth, Texas Magazine

Red Room To Be Highlighted in 2004 White House Christmas Card in the White House Archives