December 2016 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center



December Exhibits
Reception: Friday, December 2, 2016; 6 – 9pm
Free and open to the public

New Exhibitions:

December 2 – 28, 2016

Society of Watercolor Artists 2016 Juried Membership Exhibit 

An exhibit by the members of SWA, which focuses on watercolor and water-based media.

Ramona’s Spring
The works of Raul Gonzales feature images with purposely ethnical and culturally ambiguous subjects.

Scent Shrines  
Deanna Ooley draws the viewer in to experience the relationship of scent and color.

Pattern and Flow
Lisa Davis examines the interplay between pattern and flow, how they relate to chaos and order, and how mindfulness is manifested through both.

2016 9 x 12 Works on Paper Show
An exhibit of small works on or of paper all for sale for only $100, from all over the US, plus Canada and China.
Angels of Hope from The King’s Drum
An exhibit presented by Kids Who Care and Cook’s Children’s Hospital.


Focus Gallery One: Unseen Realities 
Lael Burns explores her interest in the tensions between spiritual and material aspects of life. She uses hot rod car graphics and colors, and softer, delicate organic forms to make connections between the visceral and graphic.


Focus Gallery Two: Partial Perceptibility
By relinquishing precise control of the shape glass takes, Morgan Chivers achieves a form reminiscent of large-scale cosmological simulations.


Through December 28, 2016
TAC Featured Artist: Edgar Miller, In Between the Dark and the Light

Edgar Miller seeks to find interesting light on interesting subjects.

Through January 2, 2016
Works under 15″, perfect for holiday gift-giving, all created by local artists.
ART7 Gallery 820 Currie Street NEW LOCATION


Artist Talk with Lael Burns
December 10, 2016; 3pm
Come hear from one of our very own local artists: Lael Burns contrasts imagery from nature with various manmade aspects of our contemporary world to express her interest in the tensions between the spiritual and material aspects of life.
Come over to the Arts Center and visit our gift shop! We showcase original jewelry, ceramics, glass, woodwork, metalwork, wearable art, handmade prints and cards, photography and other fine art and craft works made by local Fort Worth artists. Want to partner with us to sell your art? We are always taking submissions! Send submissions to

Artist Opportunities

Professional Practices: Social Media 
December 6, 2016: 6pm

The Texas Artists Coalition presents this third in a Professional Practices series for artists, in collaboration with Art Tooth. Open to all. More details and sign-up HERE

Call for Artists: ART7 {2-0-1-7}
Deadline: December 31, 2016
The ART7 Community Gallery, a satellite gallery to the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, cordially invites all creative people, makers, creators, and world-shakers of any and every medium and manner to submit their works for our 2017 season. We also are providing the opportunity to apply to become one of our first two Artist in Residence during 2017. Our themes and further information can be found at:
Equal consideration will be given to emerging and established artists alike, so dream big!
Ultimately, ART7 wants to showcase the creation process from conception to communal collaboration to the finished product. Art is an evolution that takes time, and more than anything, we want to expose the community to that process. This is the time to have a meaningful and multi-layered cultural exchange between people of all manners.
Come tell your story.
Painting Classes with Carol Ivey at ART7
Friday mornings
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

An on-going Friday morning painting class, open to all levels and all approaches with students receiving individualized instruction.

Tuition: $140, or $120 for TAC members. ART7 Gallery, 820 Currie St.
To register contact: Carol Ivey 817-774-6048
The Texas Artists Coalition is a membership program designed to offer benefits for artists in the North Texas community. The mission of the TAC is to support the career development of artists, whether they are emerging or established, amateur or professional. Programs of the TAC are supported by the Arts Council of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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