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Heyd Fontenot and Leslie Moody Castro at CentralTrak

Leslie Moody Castro on Funding for Art in Dallas

Leslie Moody Castro on Funding for Art in Dallas

You may know Mexico City-based Leslie Moody Castro from her recent series of articles in the Dallas Observer. Moody Castro came here for a residency at CentralTrak, but unable to get enough funding for her project, thought she could make a bigger splash and impact by leaving the gallery empty and engaging the community in

Julian Onderdonk, signed Chas. Turner, untitled (Mexican Woman with Jacal), n.d. (ca. 1905), 8 X 12", oil on canvas. Julian painted a number of scenes like this with Hispanic women, a jacal or rural dwelling, the Juniper and cacti, often the scenes were in the abandon quarry to the north of his family home.

Book Review: Julian Onderdonk’s Lost Paintings

Julian Onderdonk is best known today as a painter of misty landscapes covered in bluebonnets. His work is the pride of museums and his paintings, particularly those of of Texas Hill Country landscape, are highly sought by collectors. But a large portion of his work remains to be discovered. Julian’s father, Robert Jenkins Onderdonk, was a

Willem de Kooning Sketch

de Kooning Work Could Fetch up to $900,000

Woman (Study for Marilyn Monroe), an original pastel and mixed media on paper by Willem de Kooning, is the expected top lot at an upcoming auction and could bring $900,000. The auctioneer is Ahlers & Ogletree of Atlanta. The unframed work, done circa 1950s possibly served as a study for another de Kooning classic, Marilyn

Oak Cliff Four, George Green

George Green on the Oak Cliff Four

In August, 1972 Newsweek ran a story on the Oak Cliff Four, a group of talented, media-savvy artists in Dallas. Excitement abounded in the art community, and some predicted the group would lead the city of Dallas to “art center” status. A few months later the Tyler Museum of Art launched a show featuring the

Brian Scott of Chuck and George

Scenes from Dallas Gallery Openings February 7- 14, 2015

A retrospective show by Dallas artist Viola Delgado provided an excellent reason for a first visit to the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas. However, upon arriving we heard a transformer blow. The lights went out on what the artist noted was the first retrospective for a Latina Artist in Dallas. Wine could not be served

Newark Museum. Pomegranate shaped vessel. Egypt, 12th century BCE. Core-formed glass. 3 ¾ in. x 3 ¾ in.

Newark’s Collection Spotlighted at Winter Antiques Show

From traditional to contemporary, from ancient to modern, the Newark Museum’s collections showcase a broad range of works that explore the past, inspire the present and provide a glimpse into the future. Selected as the Winter Antiques Show’s annual loan exhibition, Ahead of the Curve: The Newark Museum, 1909-2015, will feature pieces from the Museum’s

Albert Francis King [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

A Late Night Snack with AF King

When the Art for Appetite exhibit came to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth this summer, a painting by the lesser-known artist Albert Francis King ( AF King ) not only held its own with other paintings in the exhibition, but stood out. Perhaps finely-painted glass with beer, biscuits and cheese depart

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