Fort Worth  Art Commission...

In October 2001 the City of Fort Worth established the Fort Worth Art Commission to advise City Council on matters of public art and the development of the Fort Worth Public Art Program. These 9 individuals from the community ---many with expertise in art and design--- serve on the Fort Worth Art Commission.

 

 

Upcoming Art Commission Meeting:
Monday, June 12, 2017 | 5:30 pm

Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Click here to see the agenda.

Questions? Please contact us at talkto@fwpublicart.org or 817.298.3040.

 



 

FORT WORTH ART COMMISSION:

 

 

 

Jennifer Casler Price has held the position of curator for Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell Art Museum since 1993. She holds a Masters Degree in Chinese Art History and a Certificate in Curatorial Studies from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. In her position at the Kimbell, she is responsible for the areas of Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Himalayan, Southeast Asian, African and Precolumbian art – which represent half of the permanent collection. During her tenure at the Kimbell, she has curated special exhibitions of Buddhist sculpture, Chinese antiquities, Japanese ukiyo-e painting, Tibetan Esoteric Buddhist painting, Mughal painting, African and Oceanic sculpture, Maya art, Wari art, and most recently an exhibition on Japanese Samurai Armor. She has also made nearly 30 acquisitions covering the range of all the fields she curates. In the fall of 2013, she supervised the re-installation of her collections in the new Renzo Piano Pavilion. In addition to her curatorial duties, she has led several Kimbell members’ tours to China, Japan, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Turkey, Berlin, Prague and Vienna.

 

 

Carol Hendrix is a Fort Worth native and graduate of Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Business Administration with concentration in finance and insurance. She is a retired banker and insurance executive, financial/lifestyle planning instructor and has served as Board Chair of Women's Center, Safe Haven, Mayor's Committee on Housing Opportunities, and Tarrant County AIDS Interfaith Network. A graduate of Leadership Texas/America/International, and a former member of the Board of Directors for Leadership Texas, Botanical Research Institute of Texas, and United Way Cabinet Chair. In 2002, she was named by Fort Worth Business as one of the great Women of Texas. Her current volunteer work extends to various Fort Worth organizations including the Fort Worth Junior League, Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Trinity Terrace Ambassadors, First Methodist Church, Director's Council at the Modern Art Museum and as a docent at The Modern Art Museum of the Fort Worth.

 

 

Robert Lee is an Associate at Bennett Benner Partners Architects + Planners and has been working in the design industry for over 18 years. Robert earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and holds a Master of Architecture with a certificate in Urban Design from the University of Washington in Seattle, and a proud citizen of Fort Worth for over 10 years. In both Seattle and Fort Worth Robert worked on projects with a need for thoughtful integration of art  into the built environment.  From this experience he has gained a strong appreciation for the art community and enjoys the process of working with citizens, artists and the community to establish and enhance neighborhoods.  

 

 

William Campbell is the co-owner of the William Campbell Contemporary Art Gallery located in West Fort Worth and a co-founder of the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association (FWADA). For more than 39 years, he and his business partner and wife Pam Campbell have staged over four hundred solo and group exhibitions for many nationally known Texas contemporary artists. Campbell has served as a juror for a number of exhibitions in Texas including, but not limited to Texas Tech University, Baylor University, Southwest Texas State University, the Houston International Festival, and the Fort Worth Main Streets Arts Festival.

 

 

Bethany Dodson has over ten years experience in museum curation, education, and research. she is currently the Research and Education Manager for the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. Receiving her bachelor's and master's degrees in History at Tarleton State University, in 2001 and 2008 respectively, Dodson was also chosen as a "Distinguished Alumnus" honoree for the College of Liberal and Fine Arts in 2011.

 

 

Robyne Kelly is a Fort Worth native and long time participant and supporter of the performing arts in Fort Worth. She is an alumna of the Texas Girls’ Choir and a performer and volunteer for Jubilee Theatre. Kelly received her Master’s degree in journalism from Texas Christian University and her B.A. in speech communications from Texas A&M University in College Station. She is founder of The Way, a public relations and marketing company in Fort Worth, Texas. For more than 15 years, Robyne has also worked as a flight attendant for American Airlines.

 

 

Leslie Thompson is passionate about art and is an active participant and supporter of the Fort Worth arts community. She currently serves as Director of Adult Programs at the Sid Richardson Museum, where she provides engaging experiences aimed at enhancing the visitor’s relationship with the artwork. In addition to art museums, past experience includes working in art non-profit and art gallery settings. Leslie received her MA in art history from Texas Christian University and her BA in art history from University of North Texas..

 

 

 

 

Sheila Hill has combined her own visual art making with community and civic interests for over 20 years.  She has served through two mayoral administrations, most recently serving six years as Chairman of the Park and Recreation Board. She was Vice Chair of the City Managers Special Outdoor Event Ordinance Ad Hoc Committee, which resulted in a credible Outdoor Ordinance.  Prior to her appointments to these committees, Sheila guided endowment and financial committees in efforts resulting in the completion of the nationally-acclaimed Texas Native Forest Boardwalk, and a living outdoor classroom at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the oldest botanic garden in Texas where her leadership continues as a member of the Botanic Garden Steering Committee.  Sheila has also found a career as a production artist, design artist, and window designer.  As a visual artist, Sheila’s award-winning canvases have been exhibited and displayed in private and public collections throughout the United States.  

 

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