A Celebration of Good Design for Great Cities

Each September Historic Fort Worth, Inc. celebrates the connection between art and architecture through the talent of studio artists. Studio artists are important to the culture of great cities, which is why our jury-selected artists set the fair market value of each exhibited painting. The acquisition cost of each painting includes a charitable contribution to HFW to assist with the event’s expenses and those of HFW’s two masterpieces, Thistle Hill (1904) and McFarland House (1899), Fort Worth’s first and second landmarks, respectfully. Since 2003, over two hundred artists have exhibited over 4,600 works of art and sold artworks totaling more than $800,000.

Events at Preservation is the Art of the City®  First on 7th

  • Awards Cocktail Party: 
    • September 9 (5:30 pm)
  • Party with the Artists:
    • September 9 (6:30pm-9:00pm)
  • Gallery Night:
    • September 11 (2:00pm-9:00pm)
AWARDS JUROR: SCOTT WINTERROWD

Scott Winterrowd is the Director of the Sid Richardson Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.  Scott has worked for major art museums, including the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Dallas Museum of Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. His most recent appointment prior to joining the Sid Richardson Museum was serving as Director of Education at the Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University. He holds a Master’s degree in Art Education and a Certificate in Art Museum Education from the University of North Texas. Scott has lead training sessions on gallery teaching at museums both regionally and across the country. He has developed an array of multidisciplinary educational materials on a wide range of art topics covering both Western and non-Western art history for numerous institutions.

 
He has also developed interpretive materials and assisted in planning exhibitions focused on major artists including Francisco Goya, Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera, Thomas Eakins, Thomas Moran, and Frederic Edwin Church. In addition to Scott’s work in museums, he is also a practicing and exhibiting artist working primarily in watercolor and print media.
FEATURED ARTIST: CINDY HOLT
Cindi Holt was born on January 14, 1952 in Riverside, California. She moved with her family to Buena Park, Ca at the age of 11. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Speech Communications degree.
 
Holt moved to Fort Worth in the early 70's and began painting in the mid 80's. She was encouraged not to take art courses because of her natural talent.
 
Cindi Holt's paintings have been used as the Christmas card for Governor and Mrs. George W. Bush in 1998. In 2004, she created a painting for the Christmas card for then President and Mrs. George W. Bush.
Her paintings are in collections including the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the George W. Bush Presidential Center, and prints of her work hang in Central Market in both Dallas and Fort Worth.
 
Holt resides in Fort Worth with her husband, Mike. Her son, Justin, is married to wife Courtney who have two children, Sorensen and Georgia.
FORT WORTH'S DYNAMIC DUO:
PAULA & RON TYLER
Art show honorees Paula and Ron Tyler both hold doctorate degrees and embrace educational opportunities that further the altruistic causes of institutions, as they expand the minds of individuals.  Since being married in 1974, the Tylers together have focused on connecting students to the right college and enlightening others through art and history.
 
Dr. Paula Tyler:
Daughter of the late Star-Telegram columnist Claire Eyrich, Dr. Paula Tyler’s graduate work was in eighteenth-century literature and rhetoric at TCU, and for four decades she has been a teacher of college preparatory writing and has led several gifted and talented programs. Her career in teaching college bound seniors has spanned several campuses, including the largest college preparatory public school in Fort Worth, Texas, and independent schools in Fort Worth and Austin.  
 
For twenty years, Paula was the curriculum director and director of the Liberal Arts Academy of Austin, a public magnet school for gifted college bound students interested in reading, writing, and ideas and one of the first school programs in Texas to offer art history.  During this time, one of her primary responsibilities was the creation of a focused college application program with special emphasis on writing successful application essays.  
 
Returning to Fort Worth in 2006, she began to offer step-by-step support to about 160 regional students a year through the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation, where students access LaunchPad College Application help with impressive results.  In other Library Foundation work, Dr. Tyler has supported literacy among the young by taking well-known children's authors to meet elementary students in Fort Worth schools.
 
Paula Tyler has served on the board of the Tarrant County Historical Society, on the hospitality committee of the Texas State Historical Association, and as vice-president of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Austin as well as been honored by the Young Lawyers Association of Austin for contributions to the teaching of law to young people in Texas. In 2020 the editors of Fort Worth Magazine named her one of the 400 Most Influential People in Fort Worth for her work with the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation.
 
Dr. Ron Tyler:
Born in Temple, Texas, in 2006, Ron Tyler left his position as Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin to accept the position of Director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth.   Previously, he had served as the Director of the Texas State Historical Association and the Center for Texas Studies during which he was the editor-in-chief of The New Handbook of Texas and the Southwestern Historical Quarterly.  Dr. Tyler started his teaching career at Austin College in Sherman (1967-1969) and served for eighteen years as Curator of History and Director of Public Programs at the Carter.
 
He has published works in the areas of American, Western American, Texas, and Mexican art and history. His Texas Lithographs, Texas History: “We Can Read the Pictures”—Lithographs of Nineteenth Century Texas is forthcoming in Fall 2022 from the University of Texas Press, and Native Americans: The Prints of Karl Bodmer, George Catlin, and McKenney & Hall is in press with Taschen publishers in Germany.
His publications during the 21st century include The Art of Texas: 250 Years (editor, TCU Press, 2019), Western Art, Western History: Collected Essays (University of Oklahoma Press, 2019), Texas: Crossroads of North America (2nd edition, Cengage, 2016), co-author with Jesús F. de la Teja and Nancy Beck Young and Texas Bird’s-Eye Views (2006).  Among the many exhibitions that he has organized is The Art of Texas: 250 Years (TCU Center for Texas Studies and Witte Museum, San Antonio, 2019), and Bird’s-eye Views of Texas (Amon Carter Museum, 2006).  
 
Honors include the Gordon Bakken Award of Merit for outstanding service to the field of western history and to the Western History Association, from the Western History Association, (2016), Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (2014), the Capitan Alonzo de León medal for contributions to Mexican history from the Sociedad Nuevoleonesa de Historia, Geografía, y Estadística (2002). His The Art of Texas: 250 Years won the Ramirez Family Award for Most Significant Scholarly Book on Texas from the Texas Institute of Letters (2019); Prints of the West won Dallas Public Library Best Contribution to Knowledge Award from the Texas Institute of Letters (1995) and Outstanding Publication of the Year from the American Historical Print Collections Society (1995); and The Big Bend won the Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize for Best Texas Book of the Year from the Texas State Historical Association (1976). Austin College, where he taught from 1967-1969 awarded him a D.H.L. in 1986, and the College of Arts & Sciences at Abilene Christian University named him a Distinguished Alumni in 1995.
Tyler served as president of the Tarrant County Historical Society, as a member of the Texas Historical Records Advisory Board, appointed by the governor, 1988-1993, and was a member of the curatorial review team for exhibitions for the opening of the Bullock Texas State History Museum, State Preservation Board, Austin, 1998-2001. He is an elected member of the American Antiquarian Society (1986), the Philosophical Society of Texas (1988, serving as president in 2013-14), the Institute of Texas Letters, and Phi Beta Kappa (1978).  Historic Fort Worth, Inc. is pleased to honor the Tylers for their outstanding contributions to Fort Worth and Texas culture.
 
 
STORIES FROM THE CITY
Insight from the artists
Unique to HFW’s show is a special section called Stories from the City where artists may choose to enter a preservation-themed piece.  The paintings include themes of preservation, conservation, and other insights about the city, like the one shown here from 2014 by James Lassen. 
"One thing that can help a person understand the value of preservation is seeing your former home being demolished.  That happened to my wife and me not too long ago.  Something like this caused me to wonder what we would value if we preserve nothing?  Our only culture would be pop culture and this painting is made to reflect that while alluding to Fort Worth's motto in its title.  What a shame it would be if Fort Worth's only heritage were strip malls and storefronts."
Carol Benson
There She Stands

chalk paint and oil pastel on birch panel

There She Stands, refers to a sculpture by Fort Worth artist, Chris Powell. It was placed in front of a “late moderne style” house in the Mistletoe Heights neighborhood near downtown Fort Worth. The original owner, William T Hobbs, hired an architect from Monterey, Mexico to design the house plan and it was built in 1946. The Tarrant Historic Resources Survey: Phase III Fort Worth’s Southside described the house as, “a late example of Moderne Style. It is essentially a hard-edged stuccoed box with makes remarkably few concessions to ornament and none to tradition.” Subsequent owners have made alterations, but kept the original design of the house. This interpretation of the house was based on memory and a photograph taken by a neighbor, Garrett Cannell, for a school project in 2004.
Daniel Blagg
Venus

Oil on Canvas

An old drive-In, located in Schertz TX, outside of San Antonio. 
Pamela Graf (Pam) Brocato
Rex

Pastel

The longhorn was my inspiration. I chose to paint a longhorn because of its distinct majestic features as well as it being the symbol of our beloved City of Fort Worth. Historically Fort Worth has been a center of the longhorn cattle trade which has influenced much of its architecture and culture. This culture has endured and is still a strong influence today.

 
Douglas Clark
Starry Night in the Cultural District

Acrylic + ink on Canvas

Fort Worth's Cultural District is one of our city's greatest treasures. We have three world class mueseums lined up in a row as well as the Will Rogers complex, the Cowgirl Hall of Fame, the mueseum of Science and History, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, and the Dickies Arena. My painting depicts the Modern Art Mueseum, the Kimbell Art Mueseum, and the Amon Carter Mueseum.
Janet Everitt-Forte
Cat Nap in the Garden

Pastel

The Fort Worth Botanical Garden was where my sister and I spent Sunday Afternoon skipping along the beautiful walkways. The rockwalls and pillars were beautiful and looked as if they were laid with great care. Perhaps that is where I developed a love of flowers and gardens.
Teresa Foster
1130 Washington Avenue

Mixed Media, Encaustic

My family called 1130 Washington Avenue home for three years in the early sixties. Five families lived there with lots of kids. It was like recess after school. We ran to the corner to see fire trucks whiz by on Magnolia. There was the ice cream man pushing his cart. We played marbles in the fine sand of the yard. Grass didn't have a chance. We played "jacks" on the porch and "fort" in giant cardboard boxes. The house is gone now and the space is a parking lot in the Hospital District. Playing marbles in the dust is now a sweet memory. 
Bob Fox
Botanical Gardens

Monotype Print with Chine Colle

The Fort Worth Botanical Gardens and Botanical Research Institue of Texas (BRIT) represent the ultimate in preservation. And yet; so many new and wonderful experiences await for all of the senses, no matter how often one visits. Truly a Fort Worth hidden gem. 
Susan Fuquay
A Grand Design

Oil

Good design is everywhere in Fort Worth, but none is quite as grand as the Kimbell Art Museum. As in a black-and-white photo, this simple black-and-white oil painting of the Kimbell exterior highlights the strong design elements and specific uniqueness of the interaction of sun and shadow. Although perhaps none are as stunning as the Kimbell, it is not hard to find many similarly dynamic vision design structures in all areas of Fort Worth. Creating and preserving visual design in architecture is always a priority. 
Aly Carrill Grober
Aerial View of Carswell A.F.B Fort Worth, c. 1947

Acrylic on Etched Wood

The city of Fort Worth has many stories to tell by way of its history.  As an Air Force veteran, I was personally drawn to the history of the first joint reserve base, NAS JRB, formerly Carswell Air Force Base.  Researching how Fort Worth’s Air Force Base served as the primary training facility for B-24 Aircraft and other heavy bombing equipment in WWII, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf War, helped me to see its significance to the thriving city Fort Worth is today. 
 I chose the vantage point of a pilot as they would see the base on approach.  I am drawn to camouflage shapes and forms as our uniform represents integrity, service before self and excellence in all we do.  Together service men and women each have their own experiences to share about how they served at Carswell; working together for a greater purpose.  Preservation to me means honoring the past by preserving history so it can continue to tell its story.
Betsy Horn
Kreische Brewery SHS Barn
fluid acrylic on paper mounted on wood

“The most important person in a company is the janitor and, if you forget that, you are in trouble.” (Anonymous) When I visited the Kreische Brewery SHS, most visitors looked at the old brewery buildings. I looked for a painting subject, and I kept walking until I discovered this barn. To me, the barn was the most important building at the site for it was the most beautiful. With this painting, I hope to express a sense of spiritual awe for this historic site, including the simple barn.
Val Hunnicutt
Pastimes

Fabric on Wood & Metal Hanger

This skirt, made from a man’s sport jacket and top of sewn ties, are a look back at department store shopping in downtown Fort Worth.  Within walking distance of each other, these multistoried buildings housed wonderful merchandise, fabulous displays that encouraged window shopping, and tearooms for relaxing ladies’ lunches. All of this made going downtown on Saturdays a treat. Stores like Cox’s, Monnig’s, The Fair, Stripling’s, John L. Ashe, Clyde Campbell, A. Davis and many others thrived. Some would later open in the suburbs like Neiman Marcus did, making shopping more convenient for the consumer.  Most are no longer with us.
Marilyn Ivy
Looking East: University Cityscape,
10-20-19

Oil on Birch Panel

Growing up on University Drive in Fort Worth, and living again in my old house, has inspired my series of Fort Worth scenes along my celebrated street. My mother could see straight to the railroad at 8th Avenue when she moved here in 1918, though during my lifetime, the view of the east side of South University Drive, close to TCU, is little changed. But skies change! This particular night found me looking toward Dallas to watch a storm as it wreaked havoc on our neighbors to the east!
Wini Klein
Electric Power Plant

Acrylic on Canvas

When this building was constructed it was the largest electric power plant in the Southwest. We watched the last two smoke stacks being demolished in 2005 and have witnessed the deterioration of this structure ever since. It has so much potential for a fantastic future. 

 
Marie Maines
Texas Gold

Pastel, Charcoal, Monotype

This drawing is of a portion of a cast bronze sculptor, Texas Gold, a Memorial to the Texas Longhorns, by T.D. Kelsey. It was gifted by the artist and his wife, Sidni, to the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association. The dedication to the city of Fort Worth was held on Dec. 8th, 1984, with the artist and his wife in attendance. The bronze is located on Main Street, at the corner of Main and Stockyards Boulevard. It is 3.4 meters tall (11 feet, 1.88 inches) and weighs 6,350 kilograms (13,999.354 pounds).
Linnea McKenney
From Here to There

Oil on Canvas

Fort Worth is a dichotomy, a city grown out of a prairie. From roads and rivers to building structures, and land a community developed. With growth there has been an increase in housing, buildings, ramps, overpasses, and roads; more feral cats and fewer horned toads. Are we giving housing and construction priority over ranch and grasslands? Can we create a sanctuary where we protect land, plant, and animal life and bring shared meaning to prosperity? Preservation.
Carolyn Natishyn
Hazy Afternoon

Oil on Canvas

 Looking back at the origins of abstract painting marks a shift from realism to painting the essence of objects, moods or emotions.  Preserving the history of art, artifacts and architecture provides context for our times, a cultural anchor – human stories and secrets retrieved from the mist of the past.   

 
Janeen Newquist
Townes Van Zandt

Paper Cut-Out

Born in Fort Worth and considered to be one of the best songwriters ever, Townes came from an illustrious Texas family. His great, great grandfather, Isaac Van Zandt figured predominately in the diplomatic affairs of what became the Lone Star State. Sam Houston, president of the republic of Texas, appointed him to negotiate the annexation with the union. In 1948, Van Zandt County was named in Isaac’s honor. Townes Van Zandt has created legendary lyrics and songs that have been covered by several musicians such as: Emmylou Harris “If I needed you”, Willy Nelson and Merle Haggard “Pancho and Lefty”, and Guy Clark “To Live is to fly”.
Grace Nowlin
The Vortex

Oil

Art for the ages: The Vortex sculpture at The Modern has become an iconic part of the Fort Worth landscape. I love to walk through it every time I visit the museum. It is unique and fun, I feel like a kid inside it. The lovely rusty patina makes it look like it’s been in Fort Worth for ages. We are very fortunate to have this great piece of art.
Linda Reedy
Fairmount I

Oil on Canvas

Dusk in Fairmount reveals the tranquility, as well as the beauty, of one of Fort Worth's most historic districts.  Recognized nationally for social revitalization and neighborliness, a daylight stroll along the neighborhood streets provides an opportunity to appreciate its colorful architecture, while an evening stroll presents a more muted, peaceful perspective.
Jennifer Thompson
Argus

Vintage Magazine Collage on Paper

This collage stems from my grandfather’s love of photography. He was a photographer here in Fort Worth. His passion for capturing memories, cameras, and printed images is now my own. As a child, I was promised one of his 35 mm cameras. An uncle was supposed to gift it to me. Unfortunately, this beloved camera was lost, and I have yet to receive it. In its absence, I have received an insatiable need to create.
Allester Vinteers
Hope
Oil on Canvas

One evening, I walked through the stillness of downtown in the middle of the pandemic, looking for things to be hopeful about. There Bass Hall stood, monumental of a time gone and respendently symbolic of a time again to come.
I looked back on the wonderful memories and growth I've made there and I dreamed of a time when we could all go back to experience the beauty and art on its stage, to see and be seen, and to admire its palatial interiors. It seemed an undefeated thing of hope with its trumpeting angels in the middle of a shuttered city.
MEET MORE ARTISTS
Bill Barter
5 Yellow Squares
Oil on Canvas
Ernie Benton
Two Pears and Vase

Acrylic on Canvas
Tina Bohlman
Fixer Upper

Watercolor
Eddie Brassart
You Got To Be Lion

Acrylic
Carolyn Brown
Dancing Anemone

Archival Ink Jet
Maryann Brummer
Alaskan Summer

Oil
Diane Carroll
Sea Shore I

Oil on Canvas
Janet Chaffee
Evanescent

Graphite and Mica on Paper "12"x"24"
Kim Collins
Floral Impression

Acrylic
Suzan Cook
Color Declares

Oil on Canvas
Kathleen Cunning
Red 57 Chevy 

Watercolor
Jenny Pace Dupree
The Original Pope Mahal

Mixed Media Collage
Ann Ekstrom
Anemone

Oil on Canvas
Beth Eschbach
Nocturne

Acrylic
Julian George
We Had the Beach to Ourselves

Pastel
David Gibson
Kapow!

Oil on Panel
Barbara Hackney
Ocean Stairway

Acrylic
Thomas Helmick
Grand Canyon II #M6

Pastel on Paper
Juan Hernandez
2nd ELEMENT: WATER

Oil on Canvas
Laura Hunt 
Good Girls Play Acoustic 

Acrylic & Collage on Wood Panel
Carol Ivey
Hither Briefly

Oil on Linen
Lane Kimzey
Jeanne Hebuterne

Oil
Nancy Lamb
Topo Chico Loco

Water Color on Paper
Leslie Lanzotti
Kill Zone

Acrylic on Canvas
Kerri Menchaca
Morning at Juniper Draw,
Big Bend National Park

Oil on Stainless Steel
Elena Nosyreva
Solitary Man

Mixed Media Collage
Harmony Padget
Suddenly Popular
Oil and Ink on Wood Panel
Larry Pile
Sherwood

Kilnformed Glass
Marry E. Rabien
Texas Spring

Oil
Aaron Roe
Measuring the Monument

Collage
Terry H. Shaw
Sunset, Crossville Tenn.

Oil on Canvas
Treslyn Shipley
Some People Not Swimming

Oil on Canvas
Dawn Schmidt
Egret Landing

Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Sara Ward
Still Water

Oil
Beatriz Welch
Dalkey Breakers Ireland

Oil/Canvas
Margie Whittington
Wildflowers

Acrylic
ARE YOU A LOCAL STUDIO ARTIST?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN THIS SHOW?  HERE’S HOW!
By February 15, 2022, e-mail ART@HistoricFortWorth.org or call (817.336.2344 x 112) to request an application for Jury Day.  Jury Day will be held on February 22, 2022.   Leave the following information in your e-mail: 
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