Affair of the Arts

Dallas art aficionados revel in Conduit Gallery's 30-year milestone

Dallas art aficionados revel in Conduit Gallery's 30-year milestone

Joan Winters, Nancy Whitenack, Conduit Gallery
Joan Winters, Nancy Whitenack Photo by Bruno
Rusty Rose, Deedie Rose, Conduit Gallery
Rusty Rose, Deedie Rose Photo by Bruno
Sam Saladino, Conduit Gallery
Sam Saladino Photo by Bruno
Emily Steele, Billy Hassell, David Markus, Annabel Daou, Conduit Gallery party
Emily Steele, Billy Hassell Photo by Bruno
David Markus, Annabel Daou, Conduit Gallery party
David Markus, Annabel Daou Photo by Bruno
Howard Rachofsky, Annabel Daou, Emily Steele, Billy Hassell, David Markus, Annabel Daou, Conduit Gallery party
Howard Rachofsky, Annabel Daou Photo by Bruno
Danette Dufiho, Nancy Whitenack, Conduit Gallery
Danette Dufiho, Nancy Whitenack Photo by Bruno
Laura Elcock, Annabel Daou, Conduit Gallery
Laura Elcock, Annabel Daou Photo by Bruno
Conduit Gallery 30th Anniversary VIP reception
Conduit Gallery celebrates 30 years in Dallas. Photo by Bruno
Joan Winters, Nancy Whitenack, Conduit Gallery
Rusty Rose, Deedie Rose, Conduit Gallery
Sam Saladino, Conduit Gallery
Emily Steele, Billy Hassell, David Markus, Annabel Daou, Conduit Gallery party
David Markus, Annabel Daou, Conduit Gallery party
Howard Rachofsky, Annabel Daou, Emily Steele, Billy Hassell, David Markus, Annabel Daou, Conduit Gallery party
Danette Dufiho, Nancy Whitenack, Conduit Gallery
Laura Elcock, Annabel Daou, Conduit Gallery
Conduit Gallery 30th Anniversary VIP reception

Dallas art enthusiasts recently joined Nancy Whitenack for a VIP reception to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her Conduit Gallery. Works by Annabel Daou, Marcelyn McNeil and Maja Ruznic were on display, and Daou even offered her services as fortune teller for a special treat.

Guests — including Danette Dulfho, Joan Davidow, Peter Doroshenko, Stuart Glass, Tammy and Will Hartnett, Stephen Lapthisophon, Sam Saladino, Howard Rachofsky, John Reoch, and Deedie and Rusty Rose — congratulated Whitenack for her commitment to the gallery’s mission to show exciting, innovative and challenging work.

Conduit Gallery first opened to the public March 1984. In 1991, the gallery moved to the 3200 Main Street building, also home to Undermain Theatre. The first exhibition at this location was a solo show by Tom Orr, who, because of his large, heavy artworks, left the new gallery walls with plenty of big holes to patch. This ushered in a “no holes barred,” “anything goes” attitude by the gallery staff. And the rest, as they say, was history.

What to expect going forward? Along with a scheduled list of exhibitions for the year, there will be special, curated exhibitions during the summer to examine and highlight work by artists who have shown with the gallery since its inception.