Program Gallery - NSS Community Exhibition:
The National Sculpture Society in Texas and Oklahoma
Exhibition on Display: December 2, 2022 - January 28, 2023 | Works by (Below)
The diversity of material and subject matter includes artworks in bronze, aluminum, steel,
ceramic, gypsum, stone, wood and resin, featuring animal and human portraiture as well as
fantasy and sea-based subject matter.
The show highlights a variety of art, styles, and interests of the Texas and Oklahoma NSS
Community. Allison Streett, from Crowley, TX, hopes her sculpture sparks a dialogue amongst
gallery visitors on the topic of art. "One of the functions of art that most interests me
is its ability to make space for conversations," says Streett. "According to Leo Tolstoy,
this communication through art 'is a means of union among men, joining them together in
the same feeling, and indispensable for the life and progress toward well-being of
individuals and of humanity.' It is my hope and privilege to participate in this process
through the work of my hands." Jimmy Hill, from Azle, TX, is an award-winning musician as
well as an accomplished visual artist. Through sculpture, painting and song writing, Hill
explores the depths of the human experience. "Art for me is staying in every moment,
letting go for dear life, and when you are inspired to create something, you use the
mediums that you have on hand." Wood carver, Michelle Crider, explores the patterns she
finds in the extraordinary -- and the ordinary -- environs of her hometown of Weatherford,
TX. "I see abstract shapes and movement in nature and try to express that through design
with wood. I have experimented with other mediums but like the organic nature of wood."
The assortment of subject matter and media exhibited accurately represents the diverse
backgrounds and disciplines of NSS Community members.
A Jury of Awards will meet at a later date to decide four prizes and will include Darrell
Davis, FNSS; Garland Weeks, FNSS; and Andrew Eschelbacher, PhD., Director of Collections
and Exhibitions, Amon Carter Museum of American Art (Fort Worth, TX). The prizes include
casting awards, NSS Associate membership, a photography package, social media and print
advertising promotions, and a People's Choice Award. National Sculpture Society is
grateful to Pyrology Foundry & Studio, Bastrop, TX, for underwriting the costs of the
exhibition, and to all the prize donors for their generous support.
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the traditional William Edrington Scott Theatre, and The Vault, which hosts Fort Worth
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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. The building continues to exhibit
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