News and updates

  • Sun, 13 Sep 2020 19:40:36 +0000

    “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 displaying, here’s a link to the video on YouTube.

  • Mon, 07 Sep 2020 15:20:59 +0000

    “Then and Now” solo exhibition now open!
    Image of painting, "Programming Man"

    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, and Saturday, September 19 from 9 AM – 7 PM.

    Due to the current pandemic, there will be no opening reception. I plan on being up there the afternoon and evening of September 12 to meet and greet anyone who cares to come out.

    Elsewhere I’ll be posting a video preview and eventually will put the show up on the https://www.rontaylorcrouch.com website YouTube. UPDATED – video is now visible on YouTube at https://youtu.be/F59SwjbVATY .

    PLEASE NOTE: because of Covid-19 precautions, all visitors will need to wear masks, and practice social distancing. There will be no reception. Check the #FWCAC website at https://www.fwcac.com/ for more information about Covid-19 precautions.

  • Fri, 31 Jul 2020 03:17:47 +0000

    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 made but you’d be wrong. The Fall will be better, I tell myself.

    I was accepted in two shows that started out as normal physical exhibits in real space, which turned into virtual, online shows, thanks to the Covid-19 need for Social Distancing (which – don’t misread this – I think is absolutely necessary). I’ve got a piece in another show – the 2020 TAC Small Works Show – which you can actually see hanging in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

    And although I didn’t get in the ArtSpace 111 Juried Competition, I was included the Artspace111 Texas Now Online Showcase, which is everyone who entered the Juried Competition. A pretty cool idea, and I salute who ever came up with it.

    And it looks like my Solo show at Fort Worth Community Arts Center may actually happen, albeit with some changes in how the FWCAC hosts openings (for obvious reasons). The show is slated to be up from October 9, 2020 to November 7, 2020. More details as we get closer. By then there may well be some other changes in my life – at least I’m hopeful there will be.

    You can, for a little while longer, anyway, see the two pieces that were included in the Irving Art Association Texas & Neighbors show online. They are on the following pages:

    Note: updated to remove links to the The Online Showcase, which has been taken down.

    Finally, if you haven’t seen my YouTube Channel (that’s a thing now!), check it out. I’ve got two videos up and hope to get another put together before the end of the summer.

    Stay safe, friend, and thanks for stopping by.

  • Tue, 19 May 2020 04:36:22 +0000

    First Virtual Studio Tour!

    YouTube video in which I show a few new pieces from the confines of my studio while sheltering in place. Created in April 2020.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmnCY9tCVrE

    Enjoy!

  • Thu, 30 Apr 2020 15:01:56 +0000

    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 still sorting out what they are going to do. I was accepted for a solo show at the FWCAC in the fall, but at this point I don’t have a high degree of confidence that’s going to actually happen either. We’ll see…

    Don’t misunderstand – I consider myself lucky in so many ways…I work in an industry where social distancing is the norm (corporate IT), and I can do pretty much everything remotely. I’ve been working from home for about a month and a half now, and was on furlough for 2 weeks (another week coming up next month).

    The furloughs have given me a chance to work relatively uninterrupted, and do some things I might not ordinarily do, including a YouTube Virtual Studio Visit. Still – these are strange times.

    I hope you are staying safe and healthy – so far we’ve managed to. Be sure to keep your hands washed, and wear a mask! And make art.

Untitled (news of the day), acrylic on canvas, 38 x 58 in, 2019
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