At the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, we showcase the talents of regional artists and celebrate our community’s diversity through the arts.  Our mission is to provide accessible and affordable exhibition, performance, workshop, classroom, and office space to artists and arts organizations, and to serve the general public by presenting the work of contemporary visual and performing artists.

Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Elaine Taylor, Gallery Manager

Ends on December 31, 2016$ 40.00
$ 40.00

Here's lookin' at you, 2 0 1 7

Aside from our Artist in Residence Program, ART7's 2017 call includes the following themes, of which you may apply to all or some. The quotes that go alongside the themes are simply supplemental information for the artist to use as inspiration. 

Painting Poetry: "Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen." -Leonardo da Vinci

Taboo: "Fight for change? Thirst for difference? Start talking what men avoid talking about." -Toba Beta

Once Upon a Time: "Fantasy, if it's really convincing, can't become dated, for the simple reason that it represents a flight into a dimension that lies beyond the reach of time." -Walt Disney Company

Cowboy Courage: "Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyways." -John Wayne (Celebration of The Chisholm Trail's 150 yr. anniversary, and the National Day of the American Cowboy.)

Verb: "We are what we repeatedly do. Greatness then, is not an act, but a habit." -Aristotle

Located in Fort Worth's flourishing West 7th district, ART7 is a riveting community art space among upscale retail shops with high pedestrian traffic on the edge of the city's celebrated Cultural District, one block from the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The gallery space is donated by West 7th for use by the Arts Council and is managed by the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. 

Submissions will be juried by Fort Worth artist and curator, Margery Grella Gossett.

Margery Grella Gossett received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Southern Methodist University, focusing on painting and printmaking and minoring in Art History, in 2005. During her time at SMU she studied art at the Slade School in London. She received her post baccalaureate certificate from The Museum School (Tufts Art School) in Boston in 2006. During her time in Boston she worked for Newbury Fine Arts Gallery. In 2007 she moved to Fort Worth, Texas and became the director at Artspace111. Artspace111 hosts over six exhibitions yearly, each curated by Margery and her team. Artspace111 has also participated in the Dallas Art Fair and the Texas Contemporary Art Fair.  Margery has served on the Exhibition Advisory Panel at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center during which she curated a number of exhibitions in the Focus Galleries. She sat as the secretary on the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association, which she has also been a member of since 2009. She has juried numerous exhibition around DFW, including Tarrant County College, area watercolor associations, and local private schools. Under Margery’s guidance Artspace111 has also built a successful branch of consulting for public and private collections giving her a chance to work towards her goal of making fine art work accessible to all individuals. 

Works from a pool of accepted artists will be featured in group exhibitions throughout 2017, each lasting one-two months. Every accepted artist is guaranteed at least one work in one show.

Artists may submit up to 10 pieces. Only original artwork will be accepted. Artwork must be no larger than 48 inches in any direction. Artists must supply appropriately sized pedestals for 3D works.

Extended Deadline is December 31st, 2016.

Artists will be notified in January whether and when his or her piece/s will show.

Multiple reminders will be sent as to the drop off and pick up dates and times.  

Artists are responsible for the cost of shipping or transporting their works to and from shows, as well as for shipping and transportation insurance, if desired. While on site, artwork is insured for up to $500,000. Artwork must be for sale, with 25 percent of proceeds going to benefit the Community Arts Center.

Opening receptions are catered by Terra Mediterranean Restaurant with beverages provided by Times Ten Cellars. The shows will be publicized by West 7th, the Community Arts Center and the Arts Council. 

We can't wait to see what you've got!

Shae Lynn Shaw

Ends on December 31, 2016$ 50.00
$ 50.00
The ART7 Community Gallery, a satellite gallery to the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, cordially invites all creative people, makers, creators, and world-shakers of any and every medium and manner to become one of our TWO ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE for ART7's 2017 Season.

We've got the time and  s p a c e. 

All we need is you. 




We are accepting all forms of:
Visual Art, New Media, Humanities, Handcrafting, Music, Literature, Performing Arts, & Creative Design.

*Equal consideration will be given to emerging and established artists alike. 

This is what you're getting:

  • Temporary Public Exhibition off of Fort Worth's 7th street in the West 7th Cultural District.
  • One free month of open window front studio space.
  • Teaching platform, collaboration opportunities, skill-sharing workshops, etc. using the Fort Worth Community Arts Center's publicity coordination and administration support, including community outreach initiatives.
  • Endless research, reflection, networking, experimentation & production possibilities.


  • Resume/CV
  • Artist Statement
  •  20 slide images, PDF, or JPEG digital files, OR up to 30 minutes of video work.
  •  entry fee
  • Project Proposal:
- Description of the comprehensive proposed project
- Title of the work/exhibition
- Linear explanation regarding the time-frame of the work, including public interaction and the final exhibition
- Themes explored outside of the art itself - a meaningful & multilayered cultural exchange
- Specific parameters and materials to be used, even when working with an abstract concept


  •  Evolving showcase of the work in progress
  • At least 20 hours in the space weekly for one month
  • Facilitation of Workshops/Classes/Talks/Screenings/Events, etc.
  • Final Exhibition
  • Overall responsibility for the set up and take down

Ultimately, ART7 wants to showcase the creation process from conception to communal collaboration to the finished product. Art is an evolution that takes time, and more than anything, we want to expose the community to this process. This is the time to have a meaningful and multi-layered cultural exchange between people of all manners. 

Come tell your story.

*Artists own all of their intellectual property and physical work created during their residency at ART7. The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is to receive 25% of all sale proceeds, so that programs such as this may be continued in the future.

Submissions will be considered in the order they arrive. 
Early bird gets the worm!

Shae Lynn Shaw