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23rd Annual Rio Brazos Juried Exhibition

  • Presented By: Langdon Concert Hall
  • Dates: April 10, 2021 - May 2, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Location: Langdon Concert Hall
  • Address: 308 E Bridge Street, Granbury, TX 76048
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM


The Rio Brazos Annual Juried Exhibition is back in 2021! The Dora Lee Langdon Center and the Tarleton State University Department of Fine Arts are proud to bring back this Granbury institution for its 23rd year. The exhibition will be on view at the Langdon Center Art Gallery from April 10th to May 2nd with a closing reception on May 2nd from 2-4pm. The reception is open to the public and will include a chance to meet our juror, Fort Worth artist and educator Diane Durant, who will be present to talk to artists and hand out awards. The closing reception on 5/2 is graciously sponsored by Edward Jones – Financial Advisors, and Tony Mobly and Taylor Mobly.

This year, all proceeds from the exhibition will go to support the Tarleton Art and Digital Media Studies program and student scholarships. The exhibition is open Saturday and Sunday, from 12-5pm, each weekend until it closes May 2nd, with additional viewing hours available via appointment.

Our juror Diane Durant curated the exhibition with an eye to present a diverse range of genres, styles, media and treatments, while highlighting work with distinctly individual artistic approaches and sensibilities. With over 430 submissions from all across the nation, selecting just 50 for the exhibition was a challenge for the juror. “I was thoroughly impressed with the caliber of submissions, not to mention the wide range of media,” Diane expressed. “As I was looking through the entries, several themes started to emerge, but I was especially intrigued by the overall uses of color, line, and texture. As a photographer, I appreciate the direct representation of a subject, but I saw so much strong work that played with representation in such creative ways, that the exhibition seemed to create itself. Plenty of noteworthy pieces—technically mind-boggling, to be honest—ended up not being included in this show and made the final decisions very difficult, but in the end, I wanted to bring together a cohesive exhibition that also allowed for a multitude of interpretations and conversations between the viewer and the works as well as between the works themselves. “

The artists in this exhibition come from our own backyard in Granbury to as far away as New York and California. The work in the exhibition is just as diverse – some wistful and nostalgic, some satirical or filled with humor. Some of the work shows a highly technical representational style, while others employ a subtle and symbolic voice emerging from their highly individual use of materials. The artists employ a variety of media; from drawing, photography, painting, mixed media to sculptures made of varied materials such as clay and concrete.

The 41 artists selected are as follows:

Collin Adams (Lake Charles, LA)
Heidi Almosara (San Antonio, TX)
Ruda Anderson (Dallas, TX)
Scott Anderson (Hartford City, IN)
Hebe Brooks (Houston, TX)
Jeff Brown (Sunset Beach, NC)
Lynne Buchanan (Arlington, TX)
Joanna Burch (Forney, TX)
Tao Chen (Glastonbury, CT)
Katherine Cooper (Tucson, AZ)
Sharon Crary (Napa, CA)
Ron Crouch (Fort Worth, TX)
Karen Cruce (Richmond, TX)
Jack Delaney (Tyler, TX)
Barbara Doberenz (Granbury, TX)
Kara Donatelli (Lubbock, TX)
A. Michelle Fox (Colorado, TX)
Kristen Franyutti (Jonesboro, AR)
Curtis Frederick (Rockwall, TX)
Kara Greenwell (San Diego, CA)
Jeanette Hammerstein (Bloomington, IN)
Thomas Holton (Temple, TX)
Erika Jaeggli (Dallas, TX)
Jeremy Jones (Garland, TX)
Ruth A. Keitz (Los Fresnos, TX)
Robin Kenny (Franklin, TX)
Lean Lawless-Smith (Waxahachie, TX)
Sue Lezon (Chazy, NY)
Layl McDill (Minneapolis, MN)
Ashley Miller (Albuquerque, NM)
Susa Nawrocki (Columbus, MS)
Martina Noble (Sherman, TX)
Stephanie Paine (Lafayette, LA)
Kay Reinke (Waco, TX)
Jason Stout (Martin, TN)
Erika Nina Suarez (Fort Worth, TX)
Roger Walkup (Baltimore, MD)
Mary Wemple (Houston, TX)
Joan Whitcomb (Fort Worth, TX)
Corinne Whittemore (McAllen, TX)
Kay Wirz (Granbury, TX)