Future Exhibitions

APRIL 28-JUNE 1 2023

Valerie Mann: Good Grief 

“The works in this show are primarily abstract. When I look at, make and commit to the practice of abstract work, it’s a meditative and contemplative experience.  I consider all the aspects that we see and experience when in the presence of each work. The pieces I make use color, light, texture, shape and shadow to express deeper ideas.  The ideas I’ve been thinking about for the last few years are grief; how we individually, collectively, and communally experience grief; how we process grief and maintain some of our wholeness, or become more whole; how we learn about ourselves and our connections to the universal experience of grief.”

Detach by Valerie Mann

Hold by Valerie Mann

Lamentations by Valerie Mann

Sneak Attack by Valerie Mann

Candice Grieve: Finding Light

A master of her craft; the late Candice Grieve is recognized as a “Distinguished Pastelist” by both the “Pastel Society of the West Coast” and the “Pastel Society of America.”  When asked about her style and what inspired her works, she responded: “I am a realist by nature, so it makes sense that realism would be my style.  Working mostly in figures, people are my inspiration, I have always been fascinated why we do the things we do, with the emphasis on why.  An expression or a posture can give me an idea for something I want to express.  I like contrast of colors, highlights, and deep darks, I like to think I tell a story but that would be in the eyes of the viewer.  Working on detail, is always the challenge but it is the effort that I really love.”

Virgo by Candice Grieve

The Cool Kids by Candice Grieve

Badlands by Candice Grieve

Terry Matlen

Students of Kim Fay


Juror: Cris Worley

Cris Worley is the founder and owner of Cris Worley Fine Arts, one of Dallas’ premiere contemporary art galleries. She holds a BFA and MA, both in Art History, from The University of the South and Southern Methodist University, respectively. Cris has over 20 years of experience in the fine art business as director for other art galleries, including Pan American Art Projects, and launching her own in 2010. Cris is an active leader in the arts in Dallas. She is a founding member of The Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD) and has served on the advisory committee for the Town of Westlake’s Public Art Program. She continues to juror exhibitions, act as guest speaker to universities and mentor artists in the early stages of their careers.