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Ziesook You  
Ziesook You - Scent of Broq-pa
Ziesook You has been experimenting with a variety of genres such as photography, video, installation, and painting. She portrays her surroundings and daily life in a bold, unaffected video language. Her pieces include the video diary of her family using time flowing methods, a documentary film taken in various world travel sites depicting space and time, and 10 Years Self-Portrait using time compression techniques. She has exhibited Korea, Australia, Iceland, Taiwan, Hungary, Japan, France, the Netherlands and the United States. Since 2016, she has been working on the "Scent of Broq-pa" project, which expresses happiness through the coexistence of humans and nature, with people from various walks of life and has been exhibiting it in Korea, Hong Kong and the United States.
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Jennifer Stufflebeam  
Jennifer Stufflebeam - Artist, Gallery Manager
Jennifer lives and maintains an art studio in Parker County, Texas. She studied art in high school and Tarrant County College Northeast, along with an occasional workshop in Fort Worth. Her medium of choice is acrylic with oil stick on canvas, but also enjoys working in oils, watercolors and pencil and pastels on paper and canvas. She is represented by Art on the Boulevard in Fort Worth, Texas. Art on the Boulevard is an artists' co-operative located in west Fort Worth at 4919 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Suite B. We are 2 blocks east of the Merrick Street and Camp Bowie Boulevard intersection. Our goal is to furnish a place where the artist can be free to express themselves with few boundaries, and maximum support. Most of our artists work in 2- dimensional media. Our hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday 12-5:30 PM and Friday 12-4PM, or by private appointment.
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John Storm  
John Storm - Artist And Educator
John Storm creates a magpie collection of bits and pieces of daily life, artistic influences, and memories. He embraces a playfulness, openness, and serendipity in the moment of creating. The influence of outsider art, wabi-sabi, imperfection and street art, fuel John’s quest for a pure child-like freedom of expression. John’s drawings, paintings and collage work embody his vibrant creative approach which sees everything as possible artistic inspiration. The imagery, symbolism, and color palette of his work take the viewer on a visual journey to experience their own memories and reference points. John ultimately wants the viewer to experience an echo of the joy he feels during the moment of creation. When not creating or teaching, he can be found spending time with his two sons or losing a game of chess to his beautiful wife.
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An Intellectual Pursuit  48 x 48 x 2 Mixed Media on Canvas  
Lee Lee Brazeal - Artist, Director, Illustrator
Lee Lee Brazeal moved to Houston, Texas in 1980, after growing up studying art on the east coast. She calls Houston home even though she was actually born in Jackson, Tenn. She studied design and advertising in North Carolina then studied art, design and Illustration at the School of Visual Arts, New York City. After Leaving New York she worked as an Art Director for eight years, Then turned to illustration and worked as a national illustrator for ten years. She had a very successful career as an illustrator and won many prestigious awards. In 1991 she and her husband started a gate company designing custom art gates for big ranches, subdivisions, and businesses. Her company is still alive and her designs have proven to be innovative and ground breaking. Commercial illustration and design did not keep her from pursuing her painting privately.
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Armando Sebastian - My Yin Yang  
Armando Sebastian - Artist
Armando Sebastian was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. At an early age he became interested in theater, fashion and designed costumes for plays. Later he discovered his need to express himself and his passion for Art which led him to paint. It was during this period that he realized his talent was innate. In 2004 Sebastian moved to the city of Dallas,TX. Here is where he formally decided to start his career as an Artist. Sebastian’s work has been part of exhibitions throughout the years. He has been featured in “the Dallas Morning News” and “Studio Visit Magazine” among others publications. In 2016 his work was recognized with the “Artistic Merit Award”, (granted by the Artspace Gallery111) in it’s Fourth Annual Regional Juried edition in Fort Worth, TX. In the summer of 2018 he was part of the statewide traveling show “MariconX”, and the New Texas Talent show.
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Safety Blanket  
Justin Burns - All That's Left
Justin grew up in Farmers Branch, Texas and studied close to home at the University of North Texas. He earned his BFA focusing on Studio Drawing and Painting in 2013 and currently is an art educator in Tarrant County and a Golden Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors. While Justin was achieving his degree, between 2008 - 2011 he and his twin brother Jonathan were signed to Island/Def Jam/Mercury Records and traveled the United States. After his music endeavours, Justin focused back at home and began to take interest in the Burns family farm which was established in 1914 and the surrounding community of Kopperl, TX. After seeing all that's left of Kopperl, Justin wanted to visually showcase the beauty of the decay of this small town. Eventually these spaces will disappear and will become a distant memory of a time of how things used to be along with the people...
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Dan Jian  
Dan Jian - Landscape As A Motif
My work explores landscape as a motif and metaphor that conveys a depth of meaning through the reductive representation of form. As an immigrant, I find landscape acquires meaning through memories. Through reflection and recollection, we are the subjects overwriting a landscape’s original narrative while holding the potential of all future memory. The current work draws pictorial references from Buddhist mural painting in Tang dynasty caves, China (Mogao Caves at Dunhuang), in which stories and narratives are constantly shifting due to the flattened and sometimes ambiguous background. Examining this characteristic, I explore shifts in meaning by re-contextualizing familiar traditional painting motifs and making new points of connection between people, places, and narrative. Working with oil on paper, I blend quotidian environs with non sequitur images to capture...
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The Trampoline  
Lindy Chambers - Magical Events
Only if you’re interested
There has never been a time I have not held a paint brush. My life has always been about art. Although I have painted in many styles, used many techniques and mediums, my mature art is landscape and oil paint. There has been many contemporary artists that have influenced me, throughout my life, never to copy or emulate them, but in a subconscious manner, more like tea, steeping in a pot. Sometimes these influences come out in my own work as color or composition, or how I take a new perspective on an old subject. Painting changes as you grow, and this change though sometimes painful is good, it keeps you fresh and interested.
---- Lindy Chambers
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The Identical Moment  
Peter Harrington - Kabuki Imagist
An aesthetic influence for me has been with the Imagist School of Chicago, however my work has taken its own path into uncharted territory. My paintings are a kind of Kabuki of forms, often have a totemic, iconic expression. An unlikely, but inevitable, intersection of elements from primitive nature and the human presence, toward a philosophical whole. Artist friends have commented on the humor and inventiveness of the way things are put together, pointing to the pure ideas behind the resolved work. Some years spent living in Zen Monastic communities and solitary retreats in the wilderness have also lent a certain feeling of relatedness to the natural world and the paintings have since been marked by these experiences. Works by Peter Harrington now showing at the Frost Gallery.
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Screech Owl Eggs in a Basquet  
Lee Albert Hill - A Texas Original
Lee Albert Hill uses a painting technique that combines foregrounds of hard-edged geometric mark-making with informal assemblages of composition and background. His lush application of paint is used for specific effects of color and rich textural results. Upon closer inspection, each piece reveals a sense of symbiology and written language imparting a quality of inscribed time and permanence. Personal and full of eccentricities, his paintings promote a meditative response synonymous with the best of abstract painting today. Born in Dallas, TX in 1963, Hill has been a Texas based painter for more than 20 years. His work is represented by the CAMIBAart Gallery and Cufflink Art in Texas and can be found in private and public collections such as American Airlines, Austin Texas Developer Riverside Resources, NYC based Loews Hotels, The Marriott Corporation...
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Inklings  
Ken O'Toole - Inklings
In the last email I told you about my newest body of work, "Inklings." These sculptures evolved from studio experiments. They embody the concept of "thoughts as things". Each one is bent, shaped, twisted, cut and folded. In their most beautiful forms they are much like developing skeletal systems, which cannot stand by themselves for long. They are vulnerable. So, the plexi cubes are sealed to keep the contents safe. This "Inkling" series is called, "Prospect," named for the city-wide art exhibit triennial held in New Orleans. This year will be "Prospect 5" and my wife and I have been thinking about and planning to experience the city and the event. Those thoughts have found expression in these sculptures. You may recall my previous homage to New Orleans, rendered in the Kindle book, The Spirit of New Orleans. I have utilized some of elements of those paintings in "Prospect" group.
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LAYLA LUNA  
Layla Luna - The Jane Series
It was a summer afternoon and we sat cross-legged in the dirt making mud pies. I used pine needles to decorate the top of mine. I don’t remember the details of my cousin’s pie, I only remember that she was happily chattering away about important kid things. And we sat like that knowing with every ounce of confidence that we were making mud pies exactly right. The Jane Series is a body of work inspired by the pure joy and freedom in which those little girls created with abandon. It is about reclaiming the courage to make by looking inward instead of accepting the expectations of worth and success that we are inundated with on a daily basis. It is reconfiguring the massive amounts of information our society feeds us into something simple and orderly. Jane is a common name in my small family.
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Keith Thomson  
Keith Thomson - Artist - Potter
The first time I touched clay at art school, I was drawn to its unlimited potential of design and workability in realizing my creative ideas. Clay from the earth, water, air and fire are the essential elements which must be harmonized to create a ceramic form. Whether it is a functional bowl, made on the wheel, an abstract sculpture using extrusions, hand built with slabs or cast in a mold, all the basic elements are the same. The clay needs water to make it workable, air for drying and fire to make it permanent. After that, the limitations are only out with your creative imagination. My studio is always open. You can come watch me work or get your hands in some clay. Experienced or beginner, young or old, anyone can come to The Firehouse Pottery and experience the creative and magical powers of clay.
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Olivia Saldívar  
Olivia Saldívar - Artist - Printmaker - Painter
I carve prints which portray the ennui and mystery of the southwestern landscape. Carving relief prints and painting offers a textural immediacy to the known and the unknown of our land. It is vital to document these mysteries and offer context as to what it means to live in the borderlands of the west in our day and age. Documenting the quiet beauty of the southwestern landscape has long been a theme in my work as stories and shapes unfold and transform in the bright sun. Sometimes resulting in minimalist landscapes. Other times resulting in portraiture. People are constructed within the frame, looking out, watching and waiting to discover their next course of action. This individualization within the tableau gives pause to and silence from one to another. In the end there is hope in the silence and in that contemplation.
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Robert L Berry  
Robert L Berry - Jazz Art Boutique
I have always dreamed of being a professional artist and I began expressing myself through drawings at an early age. The teachers would let me draw the display for Christmas on the blackboard. I never lost my passion for art. My work is rich, colorful, and has bold textures. I believe that in the quest for individuality, art is the highest expression of "Human Victory". In the final analysis, it does not matter how the world perceives your art, it only matters how your art perceives the world. I paint using acrylic paint and cerne relief outliner paint on canvas and bisque ceramic tiles. My creations are a combination of Jazz and Art in an "Improvisational Contemporary Style". Journey with me through a "Rainbow of Explicit Color on Canvas". The Creations contained on the site are all originals using acrylic and cerne relief outliner paint on canvas and ceramic tiles, and paper.
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Stormie Parker  
Stormie Parker - Windstorm Studio

Windstorm studio is located in the heart of the Fort Worth Nature Center. Home of Wendell and Stormie Parker who have encompassed a creative ceramic center where Stormie makes sculpture with personality and purpose within an enchanting garden. They invite each guest to step into a world that embraces the abundance of the earth. Wine grapes encompass a courtyard leading up through herb gardens intermingle with a bounty of bright flowers. Walk through the orchard of fruit trees, with blackberries boarding the fence. Vegetables grow season round in raised beds with xeriscaping techniques conserving water while creating a beautiful place to live and create.
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Rebecca Low  
Rebecca Low - She Creates What She Sees

Rebecca's art is very diverse. She creates what she sees. When Rebecca looks at, what many people call junk, she may see all kinds of things - it's very much like seeing faces or objects or landscapes in the clouds. Empty space is filled when Rebecca sees it. Then she either takes found objects, or raw metal, or both and often combines them with paint, water, rock, glass, fire or any other material to help her create her vision. Rebecca's attempt is not to try and control - but to let the visions and materials control themselves, her work and her. Most of Rebecca's art is just for fun and rarely philosophical. It tends to either appear off balance (a little like the artist) or it has motion or both. Rebecca will often use wind, water and/or fire to enhance her sculptures.
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Julie Lazarus  
Julie Lazarus - Acqua Alta

Most of my new work is a result of my travels to Italy over the past seven years. My observations of the amazing light reflected off the water and buildings of Venice and Murano has been an inspiration for my work. My newest works, however, are inspired by the intriguing floral growth of the trumpet vines and the grapevines that grow in abundance throughout Venice, and by the tree limbs that appear to frame the vistas of the landscape. During my visits to the Veneto, I sit beneath the arbors, surrounded by the flowering vines and sketch my surroundings. These influences become the shapes and colors for my paintings and for my blown glass produced during my visits to Murano.
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Consciousness - 40x40 Acrylic and Oil on Wood Panel  
Sharon Grimes - Consciousness

Sharon Grimes of Longview, TX, is a self-taught contemporary abstract artist whose art is expressed with vivid colors and vibrant energy in all of its textures and layers. The thoughts and awarenesses that I have while working are always interesting to me. Sometimes the act of painting reaches deep into my soul and prompts me to think of things that I wouldn't normally give a lot of thought. As I worked on this piece I started to feel enveloped and warmed by it. I used the lines to indicate different levels of awareness, building up to a crescendo of light. When I started to become conscious of the light, I wondered if the awarenesses that I develop are limited to humans or if the earth itself is aware, in much the same way that we are.
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Ariel Davis is an artist living and working in Fort Worth  
Ariel Davis - Artist, Gallery Manager, Arts Organizer, And Curator

Ariel Davis is an artist living and working in Fort Worth, Texas. Her work reflects on humanity, relationships, and time, in the form of stylized figurative paintings. In her work you can find the idea of relationships at the core, that play with symbolism in telling a story. In preparation of creating a painting, she employs the process of photography, collage, and digital manipulation to create a unique source image, or she works from life. Many times she will engage individuals in the community to collaborate with her as subjects in her work. Capturing and portraying the energy and mood of a scene, group or individual is more important then the details, which is defined by her loose style and use of bold color.
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Gwen Meharg - Like the Sky 48 x 48  
Gwen Meharg - Marking Time Series

Exhibition on Display: 2019- 2020
Nine Marking Time paintings can be seen at Crittenden the Studio 299-101 St. Louis Ave., Fort Worth, Texas, 76104 Due to CV19 complications call the gallerist, George Crittenden, at 917-514-9715 to ask when you can see the art. Call me at 817 832 6952 and I will meet you there if I can. Do artist brains work differently? I don't think so, but I one have experience with the one brain. A psychiatrist friend of mine disagrees. She tells me I see the world in a unique way. As an experiment, join me for a walk through of the coalescence of my painting series, Marking Time.
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