Spring may not officially be here yet, but we can tell it's on the way as art springs up all over.
In Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Art Dealer's Association (FWADA) welcomes the season with their annual Spring Gallery Night on March 25. FWADA's website features a list of member organizations you can check out for their planned events for the evening.
In Dallas, March could be called a warm-up month for Dallas Arts Month in April. Till then, here are eight must-see exhibitions to visit in March, in order of opening date.
"Artists of Texas Spring Fling"
Keller Town Hall, March 6-April 20
The work of 11 Texas artists will be on display in the Town Hall in Keller this month. Works span from watercolor to modern abstract, covering subject matter from animals to the outdoors and more. An artist reception will be held at 7 pm on March 16 at 1100 Bear Creek Parkway.
Rapheal Crump "B.O.R.N." Solo Exhibition
Atelier Gallery, March 11
It's only right that luxury apartments in the Dallas Arts District have their own galleries, right? At Atelier on Pearl Street, this month's exhibition is from Raphael Crump, who moved to Dallas in 2014. He classifies his work as urban contemporary art, and indeed, scenes from Dallas play a role in his "Beautiful Outside Right Now" show. Join the artist for a gallery walkthrough and talk at 11 am on Saturday, March 11 at Atelier.
"Modern Analog: Historical Processes in the Digital World"
Dallas Center for Photography, March 11-25
The photographs in this juried exhibition use "a wide array of analog and alternative processes, including pure analog from start to finish, film-captured to digital-print, Polaroids, alt processes, cyanotypes, digital negatives and photograms, and many more techniques that incorporate the unique traits and discipline of analog photography." Juror Lisa Elmaleh and several exhibiting photographers will be present at the opening reception on Saturday, March 11 at 6 pm.
"Parables of Mayhem"
Kirk Hopper Fine Art, March 11-April 15
Artist Shaun Roberts, an associate professor of art at Stephen F. Austin State University, creates self portraits and narrative works influenced by allegory, and the universal human condition. This exhibit features twenty of his paintings from the last six years and illustrate pandemonium, desperation, and the enduring human spirit's unvanquished capacity for redemption. The artist's reception will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Saturday, March 11.
"Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation"
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, March 12-July 9
This exhibition, which includes the work of seven contemporary Black artists, explores the legacy of the Civil War. With installations including sculpture, photography, and paper and textile fabrications, each work is an artist's response to a sculpture in the Carter's collection, The Freedman, by John Quincy Adams Ward.
"Talk of the Town: A Dallas Museum of Art Pop-Up Exhibition"
NorthPark Center, March 19-April 29
Featuring artworks from the Dallas Art Fair, and opening during Women's History Month, this group exhibit celebrates women using non-traditional portraiture. All of the works on display were acquired by the DMA in the last six years through the Dallas Art Fair Foundation Acquisition Program. Visit the free exhibit at NorthPark Center’s Level Two, between Nordstrom and Macy’s.
Joshua Goode: "The Ruins of Burg Worth"
Fort Works Art, March 25-April 29
In his first solo show at Fort Works Art, North Texas artist and curator Joshua Goode brings together created artifacts and remnants of the "ancient" past with performance art in an interactive installation. In the exhibit, Fort Worth history is reimagined and set in a fortress at Eagle Mountain.
Goode intertwines his research of local culture and background in archaeology into his creations of sarcophagi and other items reminiscent of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. With works featuring extinct animals, objects and artifacts, he aims to expose “the malleability of our past, present, and future” and the ease at which history can be distorted. An opening reception will be held on Gallery Night, March 25, from 12-9 pm."We are all Homeless"
Art on Main, March 26-April 9
For more than 30 years, SMU Meadows School for the Arts professor Willie Baronet has been purchasing signs from people experiencing homelessness. The installations Baronet creates from them help viewers "explore the humanity of the signs, and questions regarding the nature of home, compassion, and what it means to truly see each other." Art on Main will host an artist reception from 3-5 pm Sunday, March 26 with an accompany event from 2-4 pm. to help put together Blessing Bags to be distributed to people in Dallas experiencing homelessness.