Art Worth // Fort Worth, TX

Art Worth // Fort Worth, TX
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Art Worth

Date(s) - October 21, 2022 - October 23, 2022
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Art Worth is an exciting new festival in Fort Worth, Texas, October 21, 22 & 23, 2022. This juried festival of fine craft and fine art will be held on the lawn of Will Rogers Memorial Center within view of six museums, in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District. This impressive collection of cultural resources also includes three theaters and the Will Rogers Center, a bustling hub for special events. Our show will occupy the park-like plaza at the center of these institutions.
Art Worth will be an immersive experience aimed at heightening general appreciation for, and understanding of, art. Guests will be surrounded with art, and have the opportunity to learn about it through conversations with the people who make it.  The festival will also present Fort Worthians with chance to visit to enjoy classical music, food and wine, and visit with friends in the beautiful setting that forms the heart of the Cultural District; guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and make a day (or three days) of it.
Art Worth is for two sets of people, who we hope to bring together through this event. Group A is comprised of artists; our primary goal is to assist artists in their ability to make a living through their work. Group B is pretty much everyone else; even if you aren’t in the market to buy anything, we all need to expose ourselves to as much art as possible. In doing that, we learn to discern what is good and not so good.
Rest assured that at Art Worth, one will only see really good work, and experiencing that can help to give one the confidence to recognize what might be not so good in some future encounter.  That’s another reason we love fine-craft; people are always reticent to express a critical opinion of a painting: is it good or not? is the question subjective? do I need an MFA to even weigh in?
One can, however, easily become a confident judge of fine craft: once one observes the beautifully finished underside of a piece of pottery, and then picks up a piece of pottery with a rough, table-scratching foot, one can take pride in having acquired the ability to recognize good and not good: finishing is everything!
Our Jurors

Nancy Lamb

Nancy Lamb is a sculptor and painter of great versatility who blends aspects of whimsy, wit, and sophistication to create divers forms of art which never fail to delight and challenge.  Most notable are her recent oil paintings, which depict every aspect of social interaction, telling snapshot tales of interpersonal intrigue which entice

Anne Kelly Lewis

Anne Kelly Lewis, ISA AM is a Fort Worth native and has been a patron of the arts since her early years. Anne is an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers and a practicing appraiser and owner of Fine Art Appraisal LLC since 2012. After graduating from the College of Charleston with a degree in Arts management she mov

Pam Summers

I am predominantly a ceramic artist who makes wheel thrown vessels, handmade tiles and tile mosaics using a variety of methods.  My original designs have evolved over forty years as a full-time artist. I continue to explore new glaze techniques, form and color.  I attended the Pretoria Art School at the College for Advanced Technology in

Peeler Howell

Peeler Howell is a third generation Fort Worthian. He graduated from Trinity Valley School after 13 years, and then earned degrees in philosophy and history at TCU. After a Masters of Liberal Arts study at TCU, Peeler worked for the Texas House of Representatives as a district director for four years before a career in political consultin

Lauren Saba

Lauren Saba attended Northwestern University from 1995 through 1997 as a Theater Major, and graduated from U.T.A.  in 2001 with a degree in Art History and a double minor in Painting and Spanish. While at U.T.A. she studied under and was the personal assistant to artist and curator Benito Huerta. She credits him as her first true mentor.

Janelle Montgomery

S. Janelle Montgomery is an art historian and curator living in Fort Worth, Texas. She grew up in North Texas before moving to Chicago, where she received a BA in Politics, Economics, Rhetoric, and Law and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. Later, she returned to school to study art history, graduating with an MA from TCU i