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Artspace111 is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for the 8th annual Artspace111 Texas Juried Exhibition, juried by Caleb Bell, Curator at the Tyler Museum of Art. The competition includes eligibility for 2D and 3D artwork. The exhibition will be open July 10th through August 28th with an opening reception on the evening of July 17th. Due date for entries is Monday, May 24th. Contemporary 2D and 3D works that follow the requirements detailed in the prospectus are eligible for acceptance, artwork selected by the juror from the eligible submissions will be included in the Texas Juried Exhibition at Artspace111 and are eligible for cash awards. A total of $5000 will be awarded to the best works in show, and the first prize will include the opportunity to exhibit at Artspace111 in a separate solo or group exhibition in 2021-2022.
Ken O'Toole - Inklings

Another of Ken O'Toole's wonderful newsletters arrived with a story of his new art works he calls "Inklings". Great idea and also good encouragement for our times. Ken's newsletters are always gratifying to read and you will not regret spending the short time to do so. See the MORE ARTICLE INFO page for the whole newsletter if you didn't get one!'. Ken also reminds us that: This coming Saturday (3-27) is Spring Gallery Night in Fort Worth. Be sure to stop in and see all the AMAZING art at Rebecca Low Sculpture Gallery. Thanks again. - Ken

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.