3rd Saturday Art


Voices of 3rd Saturday Art 2023

Exhibition on Display: March – May, 2023 | Works by artists of "3rd Saturday Art"

3rd Saturday Art is a group of seven local community artists who came together in 2015. The artists differ in backgrounds, professional histories, and artistic goals. Group exhibits are united not by theme but by the community itself and the value placed on creativity. The makers are free to find their own voices on the journey, with the joy of having companions on the way. The result is a vibrant catalog of 2D and 3D works exploring the human condition, the natural world, the connections between those worlds, the sheer joy of color, and the desire to express inner worlds.

The group is presenting an exhibition titled, “Voices of 3rd Saturday Art 2023,” at the Bernice Coulter Templeton Gallery, Texas Wesleyan University, 1415 E. Vaughn Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76105 (817-531-4984). Gallery hours are Monday - Thursday from 11-4. Both the Gallery and Parking on the East side of the building are free.

Opening Reception: March 9, 2023, from 4:00 – 8:00 PM.
Gallery Night: March 25, 2023 – Hours TBD.
Closing Reception: April 22, 2023, from 5:30 – 7:00 PM.

The show will close on April 27, 2023.


David Searl – Sculptor

David Searl – Sculptor. An architect by profession, David has found great satisfaction in the entire creative process, from concept sketches to finished buildings. Sculpture has been a natural parallel progression of his professional work, providing hands on exploration of materials, forms and color. Working mostly in steel, his primary goal is for each piece to be beautiful. David's drawings, paintings and sculpture are in many private collections and currently at Rebecca Low Sculpture Gallery in Fort Worth. David is a resident of Parker County, Texas.


Kay Briggs

Kay Briggs – Painter. Kay Briggs received her BFA from Texas Tech in Advertising Art and returned home to Fort Worth to start a 40-year career in the graphic design and printing industry. Being from the Sea Hunt and Jacque Cousteau generation, Briggs tried scuba diving. Diving opened an entirely new world, one filled with wildly colorful and oddly shaped life. More than 30 years later, Briggs continues to be drawn to the ocean. Much of her work revolves around sharing these images and experiences. Reference material comes from her own underwater photos and videos. As always, life is changing. Retirement has brought time for more diverse travels; and therefore, a wider range of subject matter is evolving. Briggs works primarily in oils and watercolor and lives in the Heart of Downtown Fort Worth.


Carol Stalcup

Carol Stalcup – Painter. Carol Stalcup’s art is informed by her experiences as a psychologist and spiritual director, and as a docent at The Modern Art Museum. Recognizing the power of self-expression and creativity as both wellness and spiritual practices, she paints intuitively, with a focus on process, color and mark-making. Her abstract paintings reflect a visual vocabulary based on mindful attention to nature as well as to the complex mysteries of being human. A long-time resident of Fort Worth, her work has appeared in a number of juried and non-juried exhibitions. Carol is a resident of the TCU neighborhood.


Betsy Horn

Sara Ward – Painter. Sara received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Houston. She currently works in oil and graphite. The subject matter of her paintings is taken from landscapes, figures, and architecture. The United States, Canada, and Europe all provide interesting settings for subject matter. Sara is the owner of TCU Florist.


Laura Hunt

Laura Hunt – Painter. After ending her long career in graphic design and marketing, Fort Worth artist Laura Hunt changed her focus to fine art. It had been a part of her being since childhood, surfacing often and manifesting itself in various ways - figure drawing, pastel portraits, cut paper illustration, textile banners, and greeting card illustration. Life changes in 2013 brought about the opportunity for Hunt to, once again, nurture her artistic spirit with a renewed enthusiasm. Acrylics and mixed media are Hunt’s primary means of expression as she paints figures, faces, and landscapes in a painterly style, where brushstrokes are evident and where abstraction plays a strong supporting role. Laura is a resident of the Historic Fairmount Neighborhood.


Helen Searl

Helen Searl – Painter. Helen Searl is an artist who enjoys painting in acrylics and watercolor. Her husband is an architect/artist. Helen began painting shortly after their marriage mostly on a whim. She called it "husband appreciation." Exploring the creative process became something to share. She took a few general art courses and later continued lessons with Fort Worth's Carol Ivy. Since that time she has branched out to learn on her own. As her work progressed it began to have a clear voice. The journey continues. Helen is a resident of Parker County, Texas.


Betsy Horn

Betsy Horn – Painter. Betsy pursued a lifelong dream of becoming an artist late in life. She studied color theory with Fort Worth artist, Janis Bryant, and was Co-Director of their small gallery in the Fairmount neighborhood for a few years. Since retirement from working outside the home, she has devoted herself to expressing the journey from childhood sexual abuse to recovery through a series of tree bark paintings called "Broken Places," which will be shown in this exhibit. She also paints landscapes from her many travels. Betsy is a resident of the Mistletoe Heights Neighborhood.



Welcome to the Visual Arts!

The Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio gallery's mission is to serve as a cultural and an academic environment for the enjoyment and critical analysis of the visual arts. We do this by making culturally and conceptually relevant art accessible to the University and surrounding community. Visually enriching exhibitions and informative experiences with artists, visiting classes, campus and community meetings enrich the lives of all visitors. We actively work to establish the importance and significance of the visual arts relative to the human values present on our campus and our community.

Free gallery events include artist gallery talks and receptions, as well as outreach activities. Reservations are required for academic classes held in the gallery, Wesleyan, and community groups.

Templeton Art Studio
1415 E. Vaughn Street
Fort Worth, Texas
Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.