Visionary Awards Moved to Thu, April 17

Congratulations again to the winners of our Fourth Annual Visionary Awards: director Adam Adolfo, conceptual artist Bradly Brown, and the art collective HOMECOMING! Committee. Due to a scheduling conflict, the date of our celeb...

Ayala’s work has been exhibited locally and in Dallas at The Museum of Geometric Art and MADI Art.

Hip to Be Square

Psychedelics, psychedelia, and geometry come together in young Sarah Ayala’s artwork.
Specializing in geometric pieces, twentysomething Fort Worth painter Sarah Ayala has displayed her work as part of exhibits by Fort Worth’s Art-Hunger Collective and at The Museum of Geometric Art and MADI Art in Dallas. You ...


UNT Acquires Williams Collection

One of the largest, most diverse, and most historic photography collections in Texas has finally found a home. Consisting of more than 10,000 prints and 300,000 negatives –– plus correspondence, artifacts, and several vinta...

Though unavailable anywhere in Fort Worth, Semigloss can be purchased at several Dallas locations.

Semigloss: Sparkling Prose

A locally produced art magazine? Bradly Brown and Sally Glass have got you covered.
Fort Worth new media artist Bradly Brown has had the kind of “urban artsy” college-and-career trajectory that the twentysomething characters on an HBO show often enjoy. The El Paso native studied photography as an undergrad...

This untitled work, part of Beyond Memory at Gallery 76102, was painted by Arlington’s Lois, who taught second and fourth grades for 26 years.

Colorful Memories

Alzheimer’s patients put their brushes to canvas and access sparkling depths.
Lisa Buck, coordinator of the Memories in the Making art therapy program for the Alzheimer’s Association’s North Central Texas Chapter, remembers a particularly striking watercolor work she saw created in the program. The a...

Blay: “To have a full seat at the table is by definition an uncomfortable place.”

Frank’s Arrival

Is Chris Blay now an establishmentista?
He wouldn’t have ditched the event, but there’s a part of him that may have wanted to. Waiting for Christopher Blay at the Meadows Museum on the campus of Southern Methodist University last week were dozens of North Texas a...

“Pomegranate Grouping” nicely embodies Ivey’s abstract realism. Courtesy David Wharton

Carol Ivey’s Illuminations

Think twice before labeling this Fort Worth painter’s work “decorative.”
Fort Worth painter Carol Ivey knows exactly when she fell in love with natural light. In the early 1980s, she was awarded an arts fellowship to work for 11 weeks on a small island called Ossabaw off the coast of Georgia. There ...

“Fromage” could have been perfect if Smith had been less literal.

Uplifted Spirit

Heavy-handedness keeps Jerry Smith’s exhibit from achieving glory.
In the annals of Fort Worth contemporary art, Vernon Fisher probably looms the largest. And for good reason. The veteran multimedia artist and painter is a complete badass. There’s really nothing that pops up in his head that...

Fantasy and color combine in painterly ways in Patrick Nagatani and Andree Tracey’s “Alamogordo Blues.”

In Living Color!

Amon Carter’s new exhibit isn’t comprehensive but still says a lot.
The new exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art contains all of its color in a black box. The entrance and exit to the galleries are darkened, resembling a camera obscura or dark chamber. These contraptions were used ...

Seattle artist Norie Sato incorporated local photographs into her mosaics.

Flying Down the Road

Beautifying a highway calls for some natural art.
In 2005, the Fort Worth City Council adopted the Southwest Parkway Master Plan, which outlined how the city would use art to blend features of the proposed Chisholm Trail toll road into the existing urban environment. Running f...