2.62 Persons: A House; A Home; A Statistic; A Family

I’ve been fortunate enough to get into several shows this spring, including two in Dallas as part of the ART214 exhibits, and two in the Rio Brazos show in Granbury, sponsored by Tarleton State University. Closer to home, Texas Artists Coalition’s upcoming exhibit, 2.62 Persons: A House; A Home; A Statistic; A Family will include three of my paintings. To say I was shocked all…

ART214 in Dallas

I was surprised and pleased to be notified I got *two* pieces accepted in this year’s ART214 Juried Exhibition, sponsored by the Dallas Office of Arts And Culture. ART214 is part of Dallas Arts Month, a city-wide celebration of Dallas arts. “Puzzle,” which has been exhibited in Fort Worth a couple of times, will be on exhibit at the Bath House Cultural Center, at 521…

Summer 2021 shows

While some house projects have kept me from being in the studio as often as I’d like, I’ve been included in several shows throughout this year. Currently (or soon to open) shows include the following: New Texas Talent XXVIII at Craighead Green Juror Christina Rees, Editor-in-Chief at Glasstire chose my painting “Untitled (news of the day)” for inclusion in New Texas Talent XXVIII at Craighead…

Spring 2021 Shows

As we slowly, carefully ease out of Covid-19 restrictions, I’ll be in several shows this spring. Most of these will have some sort of measures in place (social distancing, limits on the number of visitors, etc.) but *will be* in person, not virtual, events. 2021 TAC Small Works Show I have two small (obviously!) pieces in this show, both little cat paintings. Now through April…

Video interview on FWCAC

Giovanni Valderas, Exhibitions Manager at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, just posted a Zoom interview he conducted with me last week about my show at the FWCAC. Thanks, Giovanni! The show will be up one more day (I take it down on Sunday, Nov. 8), so no more putting it off! Here’s the interview (if you’re not seeing an embedded video, here’s a link…

“Then and Now” video tour

If distance and/or circumstances prevent you from visiting my show “Then and Now” in person – fear not! As promised, I’ve put together a short YouTube video tour and featurette. The show is up until Nov. 7, 2020 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. See https://www.fwcac.org for hours and more information. Here it is for your amusement and edification. If the embedded video isn’t…

“Then and Now” solo exhibition now open!

My solo show, “Then and Now,” is now open! This is a selection of paintings from two periods of my life as a father – when my sons were young, and now when they are adults. UPDATED TIMES!The show is on view September 4 – November 7, 9 AM – 5 PM (closed Sundays), with extended hours Saturday, September 12 (Gallery Night), Thursday, September 17,…

A socially distanced summer

If you’re reading this I’m glad because it means hopefully you are well. Here we are, almost to August, and…well, I’m still here. I’ve been working my day job remotely (in my studio/office) for over 5 months, trying not to get too batty. Life has found an uneasy equilibrium, alternating between boredom and low-level undifferentiated panic. You’d think working from home I’d get more art…

Art (and life) in the year of COVID-19

Little did I realize that everyone’s plans for 2020 would take a drastic turn thanks to the Coronavirus Pandemic. I’d been accepted in a couple of shows this spring – one in Irving and one in San Antonio – which are not going to happen in the original venues. The San Antonio show is now going to be a virtual show; the Irving show is…

Looking back at 2019

2019 was pretty much a breakout year for me in several ways. For starters, a new website (https://www.rontaylorcrouch.com), urged on me by my millenial sons, who told me pointblank, “Nobody knows or cares who ‘Ralph Art’ is – use your real name.” They also said I talked too much on the Ralphart.com website. “Just show your art and don’t ramble on.” So if you want…