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FWADA Selections 2015

Each year the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association (FWADA) presents an exhibition featuring a variety of works from FWADA member galleries. This free exhibition will be on view at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center July 6-30.

Opening reception: Friday, July 10, 6-9pm


Featured Speakers Tuesday, July 14, 7pm

The annual Selections exhibition is complemented with a public program on July 14 at 7 pm featuring speakers Maggie Adler, Assistant Curator, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Alison Hearst, Assistant Curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Gabriel Ritter, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum of Art. These featured speakers will share their insights into new trends in museum curatorial practice and give previews to upcoming exhibitions at their respective venues. Presentations will be followed by a brief period for questions and answers, and the event is free and open to the public. For more information about these speakers, please see New Voices Shaping Our Museums, below.


FWADA members include independent art dealers, non-profit exhibition spaces, museums, and university galleries. These institutions bring noteworthy and meaningful art before the public by organizing, funding, and hosting open exhibitions. In addition, they work to stimulate the community's awareness of visual art through educational programs, by supporting art competitions such as Art in the Metroplex, and with events such as Spring and Fall Gallery Night. FWADA also supports and participates in EASL, the Emergency Artists Support League, which provides emergency economic aid to artists who have suffered major misfortunes. These activities give FWADA a pivotal role in the establishment and maintenance of a full and vital visual arts community—one they assume with great pride.

2015 Participating galleries:
The Art Galleries at TCU,
Artspace 111,
Atrium Gallery at UNTHSC,
Rebecca Low Sculptural Metal Gallery and Studio,
SiNaCa Studios,
The Upstairs Gallery, www.upstairsartgallery.
Weiler House Fine Art Gallery,
William Campbell Contemporary Art,


New Voices Shaping Our Museums

Maggie Adler, Assistant Curator,
Amon Carter Museum
of American Art

Margaret C. Adler is Assistant Curator at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas. She was the Barra Fellow at the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art during the Shipwreck! Winslow Homer and The Life Line exhibition. Prior to Philadelphia, Maggie held positions at the Williams College Museum of Art and the Addison Gallery of American Art. Though her scholarly research focuses on nineteenth century art, she is also passionate about collaborating with contemporary artists in helping them with large-scale commissions. She holds a BA in classical languages and the history of art and an MA in the history of art from Williams College.

Alison Hearst, Assistant Curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Alison Hearst is Assistant Curator of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and currently organizes the FOCUS exhibitions series. Recent FOCUS exhibitions she has brought to the Modern include solo exhibitions by Fred Tomaselli, Jules de Balincourt, and Mario García Torres. She is currently working on exhibitions with Joyce Pensato and Glenn Kaino. She was the assistant curator of the exhibition México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990 and conducted an interview with Melanie Smith for the catalogue. Hearst also contributed an essay about abstraction in the 1980s to the catalogue for the exhibition at the Modern, Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s. Hearst has a bachelor of fine arts degree in art history from the University of North Texas and a master’s degree in art history from Texas Christian University.

Gabriel Ritter, Assistant Curator
of Contemporary Art,
Dallas Museum of Art

Gabriel Ritter was appointed The Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art in 2012. Previously a Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) for three years, Ritter organized Out of the Ordinary: New Video from Japan, and his continued scholarship in Japanese Modern and Contemporary Art led him to become one of the first non-Japanese curators of the 2013 Roppongi Crossing exhibition held by the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo. At the DMA, Ritter recently curated the exhibition Between Action and the Unknown: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga. He is also responsible for organizing the Concentrations exhibition series, most recently Concentrations 59: Mirror Stage – Visualizing the Self After the Internet.

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