Looking for the Lone Star:

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 Collectionsshowcases 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