Arts Fort Worth


Cody and Ben

Burl Washington
Cody and Ben
Watercolor on Paper

Gallery Three - A Quest Into the WEST

Exhibition on Display: January 7 - February 26, 2022 | Works by Burl Washington

My painting depict subjects from the African-American historical prospective. I am best known for my Buffalo Soldier Series created in 1976 but I also have created series on Women of the West , Down Home , Black Cowboys and Blacks in Aviation . My original paintings are done in watercolor with a dry brush and wet-n-technique combination. I hope you will enjoy your visit to my website come often for their is many updates on my images and events. I enjoy painting in watercolor because of the variety of techniques. Which began from a suggestion made by my college professor. My first attempt was not the best, but I continued to work at improving my style, technique and handling of this medium.

The subject matter that I chose was the overlooked imagery of the African-American in history. I began working on a series of paintings of the Buffalo Soldiers back in 1976. The fascination with the history of these great men and women led to the development of the Black Cowboys, Women of the West, Black Jockeys and many others. This topic open many doors of opportunity and conversation concerning the influence these great men and women played in this country's development.

Today I am still working on this subject and many others. The enjoyment I get seeing a person face when they view my work and began to talk about the contribution these men and women made to American history just encourage me to do more research on other subject, places, and things in my art.



The mission of Arts Fort Worth, formerly known as the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, is to provide a quality event, visual and performing arts venue for all of the community. This historic and dynamic arts complex boasts seven indoor galleries, an outdoor gallery, artist and performance studios, and office suites nonprofit arts organization, is managed by Arts Fort Worth on behalf of the City of Fort Worth.

Arts Fort Worth also provides educational programming, promotes experienced and emerging artists. Arts Fort Worth's three theater spaces hosts a wide-range of performances by local and nationally known artists and organizations- the Hardy and Betty Sanders black box theater, the traditional William Edrington Scott Theatre, and The Vault, which hosts Fort Worth Fringe acts.


Located at 1300 Gendy Street, Arts Fort Worth is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. Now known as Arts Fort Worth, the building continues to exhibit world class art and support the performing arts for more than half a century.


Arts Fort Worth provides versatile spaces to meet a variety of rental needs. Whether you require well-lit exhibition areas, unique rooms for meetings, special events, or the comforts of an accessible, professional-quality performance venue, this dynamic arts complex includes the black box Hardy and Betty Sanders Theatre, the William Edrington Scott Theatre, which seats 498 guests, seven galleries, and studio and office spaces, including a conference room overlooking the Cultural District towards downtown. These spaces are adaptable to a wide range of uses, including conventions, special events, weddings, workshops, and theater productions. If you're interested in more details contact us!