By Meda Kessler
The Fort Worth Art Dealers Association fall Gallery Night, features a range of participating galleries, museums, retailers and restaurants spotlighting featured artists. Most shows are noon-9 p.m. Sept. 7, and there’s a lot of ground to cover if you plan on several shows. The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is a popular one-stop destination for young and old, and it’s kid friendly. 1300 Gendy St., 817-738-1938, fwcac.com.
The Nancy Lamb Shop
Artspace111 and Fort Worth designer Brooke Wright (Brooke Wright Designs) have worked with Nancy Lamb to produce a line of items that feature elements from past pieces including her ceramics and two-dimensional works. These collectibles make their debut on Gallery Night. Items include clutches, men’s ties, puzzles, beach towels and a kimono. Artspace’s in-house designer, Cinthya Duran Design, has created custom Vans shoes, acrylic trays, luggage tags, wrapping paper, phone cases and scarves.
Fort Works Art
Picking Up the Pieces Brooklyn artist Eric Inkala’s colorful solo show fills the main gallery. He made his debut at Fort Works Art two years ago as part of a group show and returns with more than 15 large-scale acrylic-on-canvas paintings.
Honey Bee Fort Worth artist Jay Wilkinson’s solo exhibition in the Upstairs Gallery features small-scale portrait studies of inspirational figures done in graphite. Each small-scale drawing is based on Wilkinson’s point-and-shoot photos taken locally or during his travels. While graphite is not his typical medium, it has allowed him a bit of artistic freedom.
Open noon to 9 p.m.; reception is 6-9 p.m. Sept. 7. Both shows runs through Sept. 28; 2100 Montgomery St., fortworksart.com.
Art Collector’s Show of Early Texas Art This gallery is the alter ego of J.O. Design, owner Jennifer Henderson’s boutique marketing agency on Fort Worth’s now bustling South Main Street. While it doesn’t have much presence from the exterior, the building offers 5,000 square feet of gallery space. Henderson herself is a painter and an avid collector. This year’s Gallery Night show is a wide-ranging exhibition of early Texas fine art. See more than 500 paintings and sculptures from Texas art collectors, many of whom will be on hand to answer questions about the works. You’ll see everything from abstracts to landscapes. This is the perfect place to add to (or start) your own collection of Texas art.
Noon-9 p.m. Sept. 7; get a preview at the Sept. 6 reception, 5-9 p.m. 440 S. Main St., gallery440.net.
William Campbell Gallery of Contemporary Art
Signs of Wear Texas artist Randall Reid presents new works for William Campbell’s Gallery Night show. Reid’s collection includes constructions of found objects, wood and metal arranged to create three-dimensional wall pieces. Reid delves into not just the materials but their history: who made them, what purpose they served. While he looks at the past, he also wants the objects to be part of the future.
Reception is noon-9 p.m. Sept. 7. 4935 Byers Ave., Fort Worth, 817-737-9566, williamcampbellcontemporaryart.com.
Visit fwada.com for more information on these FWADA member events:
SiNaCa Studios Enjoy collaborative demonstrations between sculptor Art Fairchild and the SiNaCa staff. 5-9 p.m.
Kimbell Art Museum Check out the Art After Hours event, with live music, food and drinks. Free for members. $30 for nonmembers. 5-7 p.m.
Sid Richardson Museum Head to Sundance Square to see “Another Frontier: Frederic Remington’s East” exhibit. Noon-8 p.m.