Early Texas Art Show And Sale Tonight And Saturday

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Posted July 1, 2011 by Jeff Prince in Blotch

Ho ho ho!

It’s July in Texas and hotter than two fireflies mating in a wool sock, but art lovers around here look forward to the annual Collectors of Fort Worth Art show and sale like children awaiting Christmas morn.

This weekend’s event marks the 10th anniversary of the show and sale, and it looks to be the best yet. Oil and watercolor paintings, prints, drawings, and other works by early Fort Worth and Texas artists will cover the walls at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

Show times are 5 to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow. Admission is free. Address: 1300 Gendy St. near the Amon Carter Museum and Will Rogers Coliseum.

BROR UTTER STILL LIFE (1949)

BROR UTTER STILL LIFE (1949)

Various mediums are available to see and enjoy, and if anything catches your eye you can make an offer.

Prices are usually reasonable at this show. And it’s not an artsy fartsy affair so don’t be afraid to show up in shorts and sandals.

On display will be works by early Fort Worth artists such as Bill Bomar, Cynthia Brants, David Brownlow, Scott Gentling, George Grammer, Dwight Holmes, Josephine Mahaffey, Blanche McVeigh, Juanita Montgomery, Hal Normand, Thelma Park, Hedwyn Sanders, Bror Utter, and many others.

CATTLE DRIVE PAINTING BY DWIGHT C. HOLMES (1947)

CATTLE DRIVE PAINTING BY DWIGHT C. HOLMES (1947)

Local dealers Larry Boettigheimer, Carter Bowden, the Cynthia Brants Trust of Granbury, Greg Dow, Don Layne, and Charles Morin will be joined by dealers from San Antonio and Dallas.

OIL DERRICKS AT NIGHT BY FORT WORTH ARTIST GEORGE GRAMMER (1952)

"OIL DERRICKS AT NIGHT" BY FORT WORTH ARTIST GEORGE GRAMMER (1952)

LANDSCAPE OF BOERNE, TEXAS BY FORT WORTH ARTIST CYNTHIA BRANTS (1952)

LANDSCAPE OF BOERNE, TEXAS BY FORT WORTH ARTIST CYNTHIA BRANTS (1952)

ABSTRACT SKYLINE BY FORT WORTH ARTIST DAVID BROWNLOW (1957)

ABSTRACT SKYLINE BY FORT WORTH ARTIST DAVID BROWNLOW (1957)

PORTRAIT BY JUANITA MONTGOMERY

PORTRAIT BY FORT WORTH ARTIST JUANITA MONTGOMERY

FORT WORTH ARTIST KELLY FEARING

FORT WORTH ARTIST KELLY FEARING


4 Comments


  1.  
    mesaridge

    It was a great show. Lots of money and fine art changed hands, but I didn’t see you leaving any.




  2.  
    jeff.prince

    I didn’t have any money to leave.




  3.  
    RD

    A little more of a heads up would have been appreciated. The sponsoring organization does not seem to have a contact person and there is no e-mail etc. calendar notification system at the museum. I read the paper every week, but putting in a blurb the day of the exhibit and sale doesn’t allow much for planning. I definitely would have attended had I known this was going on.




  4.  
    jeff.prince

    RD you’re right, I should have blogged about it earlier in the week but let it get past me. I’ll give everybody an earlier heads up next year. In the meantime, there’s a really interesting exhibit that begins on Friday and runs through July 29 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. It’s called “Looking for the Lone Star: Early Texas Art From Private Fort Worth Collections.” I’ll blog about it later today and provide more background and details.





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