Looking for the Lone Star:

Early Texas Art from Private Fort Worth Collections

July 8 - July 29, 2011 Opening reception Friday July 8, 2011, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

 Many of Fort Worth's most exciting art collections are housed in private homes.  Looking for the Lone Star: Early Texas Art from Private Fort Worth Collections showcases 46 examples of early Texas art produced in Fort Worth and around the state.  Drawing from private collections in Fort Worth and Tarrant County, selections are made by each collection's owner, assuring a highly varied exhibit.  Frank Reaugh's Fort Worth from the West (ca. 1910), Lloyd Goff's Eagle Mountain Lake Spillway Under Construction (1931), and Emily Guthrie Smith's Western Hills Hotel Key Club Mural  (14 feet in length, painted 1951) are included in the checklist of 46 rare and unusual works selected for exhibition by 46 caring owners.

Artists represented in this exhibition include: 

William P. (Bill) Bomar Jr.                Eleanor Virginia Fritz               Dickson Reeder         

Cynthia Brants                                 Scott Gentling                        Alice Reynolds

David Brownlow                              Sallie M. Gillespie                   Frederick W. Sloan

Marian Camp                                   Lloyd L. Goff                         Emily Guthrie Smith

Vicky Cardwell                                 George Grammer                    Coreen Mary Spellman

Beth Lea Clardy                               Emile Guidroz                        Lura Ann Taylor

Lia Cuilty                                         Veronica Helfensteller             Bror Utter

Edwin Curry                                    Josephine Mahaffey               Victor Valdes

Pattie Richardson East                    Blanche McVeigh                   Vivian S. Yarbrough

Kelly Fearing                                   Hal Normand                          Samuel P. Ziegler

Frank P. Fisher Jr.                           Frank Reaugh

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