Arts Fort Worth


Art Room presents: Now | Contemporary 2023

Program Gallery - Now | Contemporary 2023

Exhibition on Display: March 3 - April 1, 2023 | Curated by Caroline Frost

Works by Lauren Allen, Cody "Dale" Coalter, Wes Coke, Brady Collings, Eden Collins, Chenxi Gao, Margo Lunsford, Donovan Martinez, Julian Mclain, Ashley Miller, Ryan Montgomery, Shannon Purcell , Sam Swihart, Karen Woodward, and Barron Wortham.


Caroline Frost graduated from Texas State University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. During undergrad, she curated the 2021 Alumni Show for Texas State Galleries titled States of Flux, which was also the subject of her undergraduate thesis essay. During her 5-month role as intermittent curator at Spellerberg Projects in Lockhart, TX she curated four solo shows: I'll Tell You This for Free featuring Dana Robinson; Magic Shell featuring Hannah Lee; Do I Not Fill Heaven And Earth featuring Brady Collings; and Lyrical Space featuring Jamie Panzer. She is a frequent contributing writer for Glasstire and has served as Assistant Director at Commerce Gallery in Lockhart, TX since April 2021.

Art Room is thrilled to present its Now | Contemporary 2023 at Arts Fort Worth. Featuring compelling work from local, regional, and national artists, this annual juried exhibition displays an exciting range of entries in a variety of mediums, including traditional and experimental drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and three-dimensional pieces. The show runs from March 3, to April 1, 2023. The selected works represent the expansive vernacular that is encompassed within the state of Texas by featuring components of daily life. The exhibition represents the multitude of cultures and lifestyles across the state by displaying commonplace objects and materials, domestic settings and intimate moments, diaristic compositions, and imagery from the mass media. Varied in style and mode, and ranging in subject from gritty reality to glitzy commercialism, Now | Contemporary 2023 reflects the abundance of Texas artists today.



Part of the mission of Arts Fort Worth 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 for nonprofit arts organizations and 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. The 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, Fort Worth Community Arts Center 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. 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 has a space that fits your needs. This dynamic arts complex includes the black box Hardy and Betty Sanders Theatre, the William Edrington Scott Theatre, 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!