News and updates
Fri, 27 Dec 2019 19:03:04 +0000Looking 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 to read my bloviations, go to Ralphart.com, if you just want to see the art, go to RonTaylorCrouch.com.
I also joined the Texas Artists Coalition – a great organization that is a program of the Arts Council of Fort Worth. I ended up being included in 6 separate exhibitions at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center over the course of the year:
- TAC Impromptu Invitational Spring Gallery Night 2019 (March 1 – 30)
- Solo Show[Down] 2019 ( July 5 – 24)
- 14th Annual TAC Juried Exhibit (August 2 – 21)
- Animalia, curated by Barbara Koerble (August 2 – 21)
- TAC Impromptu Invitational Fall Gallery Night 2019 (September 7 – 27)
- TAC Small Works Show 2019 (November 1 – December 1)
Getting involved gave me an opportunity to make the acquaintance of Jonathan Mark Levy, who was the Programs and Gallery Manager at the time.
Elsewhere, I’ve gotten involved in Art Room, a fairly new arts organization based on Fort Worth’s bustling South Side, where I’ve become friends with co-founder Nathan Madrid, who is an exceptional artist himself. I’ve currently got 3 pieces in the Small Works Show (November 21 2019 – January 11, 2020). They have a number of multigenerational programs going on (I’ve been dropping in on their life drawing sessions) and are a very cool group of people.
Outside Fort Worth, I was invited to show in the CHAOS 7! – Ro2 Art Summer Small Works Spectacular (lots of fun!) in Dallas, which ran from August 10 – September 14.
Last but not least, I had a piece in the Center for Contemporary Arts Third National Juried Competition, in Abilene Texas, which was on display from September 14 – November 2.
Looking ahead, the TAC has accepted a proposal for a solo show at the FWCAC sometime in 2020. Dates and details to be decided. I’m really looking forward to that and to seeing what else the new year will bring.
Watch this space!
Thu, 05 Sep 2019 19:42:38 +0000Work on exhibit this Fall (September edition)
A couple more chances to see some recent work coming up soon!
I’ll have two larger pieces on display Gallery Night (September 7) in the TAC Impromptu Invitational Fall 2019 show at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth 76107. Opening reception is 6 – 9 PM. Gallery Night runs from 12 noon until 9 PM at most participating galleries/exhibition spaces and is always a lot of fun.
A little farther afield, I’ve got a recent piece in the Abilene Center for Contemporary Arts National Juried Competition, 220 Cypress St, Abilene, TX 79601. The open reception is September 14. For more information, go to the CCAN website.
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 03:53:40 +0000Upcoming show – Solo Show[Down] 2019 at FWCAC
I’m excited to announce I’m in several shows this summer at the Fort Worth Community Art Center.
I’ll be showing 2 works on paper during Solo Show[Down] 2019, juried by Christina Rees, Editor-in-Chief of Glasstire, the online Texas art magazine. One of the pieces is one of my favorite cat paintings ever.
The show runs from July 5 – July 24, 2019, with an opening 6 – 9 PM on July 5, and because of the 4th of July holiday, a reception 6 – 9 PM on July 12. come!
In addition I found out yesterday I’ve gotten two large pieces in the 14th Annual TAC Juried Exhibit, juried by Margery Gossett, director at Artspace111. This show opens August 2, 2019, with a reception 6 – 9 PM that night. I’ll also be participating in a show at the FWCAC that has been curated by my friend Barbara Koerble. More on both of these as I get the details.
Thu, 23 May 2019 11:51:16 +0000Where is all the Art??
Just saw that Flickr, where most images on this site are hosted, is down for maintenance. Which means no images in my various galleries.
Until this maintenance is complete, you can visit my other site: https://www.rontaylorcrouch.com. It should be just fine.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 04:14:56 +0000New version of RonTaylorCrouch.com coming!
I’m in the final phases of getting ready to launch a new version of the RonTaylorCrouch.com website, which promises to have a much cleaner look and much better image management. I’m also looking into using the service to host the images that appear on this site.