Symposium Sessions

15th Annual Texas Art Fair and Symposium on Early Texas Art
April 28 - 30, 2017
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX  76107

Friday, April 28, 2017

5:30 p.m.

Start of 2017 15th CASETA Symposium
Opening Remarks by Mark Kever, Chair, CASETA Board of Directors

5:45 p.m.

Introduction of Pacesetter Speaker by Katie Edwards, CASETA board member

Pacesetter Address: Susie Kalil
Author/Independent Curator
Houston, TX
Dorothy Hood: The Color of Being/El Color del Ser
Susie Kalil will discuss the artist's life and work as profiled in the exhibition and book
Dorothy Hood: The Color of Being/El Color del Ser, organized by the Art Museum of
South Texas, Corpus Christi. The first critical overview of Hood's paintings and works
on paper produced from the late 1930s until her death in 2000, the monograph and
retrospective firmly settles Hood as a vital link between Texas, Latin America,
New York and Europe. The project reestablishes Hood as an important Modernist painter
and integral to the work ongoing dialogue of abstraction by artists of the postwar period.

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception, Texas Art Fair

8:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Home Tour of Nancy and Ted Paup Collection --FILLED
As the Paup family is in the ranching business, the collection has an emphasis on Texas Landscapes, 
and features several Julian Onderdonk works. There is also an interest in artists who participated
in the Edgar B. Davis Texas Wildflower Competition 1927-1929.  The Paups love Texas Bluebonnets!


Saturday, April 29, 2017

9:30 a.m.                     Session I: Ken Hafertepe

Chair and Full Professor
Department of Museum Studies
Baylor University
Waco, TX
Karl Hermann Lungkwitz and Other German Artists in Texas, 1851-1901
Immigrant painters came to Texas with preconceived notions of how and where to find the beautiful and true
in their new home. In addition to the well-known genres of portraiture and landscape painting, they also explored
paintings of cities and towns, of houses, farms and ranches. We will consider Lungkwitz but also Petri, Rothhaas,
Wueste, Iwonski, Hadra, and Stockfelth. Immigrant painters never abandoned their European training, but they
also never abandoned their quest to find beauty in Texas places both likely and unlikely.

10:30 a.m.

Session II: Keynote Address

Richard Brettell
Founding Director
The Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History
Dallas, TX
Texas Art in the Cosmopolitan Age
The talk will place “Early Texas Art” and “Texas Modernism” into the context of other local regional art movements
and in the US and abroad. It will constitute a verbal plea for the creation of a Museum of Texas Art.

11:30 a.m.


11:45 a.m.


Lunch Break
(box lunches at Fort Worth Community Arts Center)
(included in registration) 

1:00 p.m.

Session III: Althea Ruoppo
Curatorial Assistant, Contemporary Art and Special Projects
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Houston, TX
Across the Miles: Robert Preusser and Texas After 1954

This presentation investigates Robert Preusser’s contributions to Texas Modernism in the years following his departure from Houston
in 1954, when he joined the faculty at M.I.T. in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Despite being geographically distant during his 31-year
tenure as a professor of architecture in the field of visual design, Preusser remained connected to the Texas art scene.

2:00 p.m.

Session IV: Collections Panel
Collecting:  Beginning to End
William U.  Eiland, Director, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA;
Atlee Phillips, Director of Texas Art, Heritage Auctions, Dallas, TX;
Jason Schoen, Collector of American Art, Boca Raton, FL
Moderator – William Reaves, William Reaves Sarah Foltz Fine Art,
Houston, TX

3:00 p.m.


3:15 p.m. 





Session V: Shirley Reece-Hughes
Curator of Paintings and Sculpture
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Fort Worth, TX
Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler 
This talk explores Valton Tyler’s unusual artistic journey and the meanings of his work.
It also examines the Texas cultural environment in the 1970s when Tyler was coming to
maturity as an artist.

5:30 p.m.  

Texas Art Fair Closes
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Evening Tour and Reception at Amon Carter Museum of American Art -- RESERVATIONS BY THURS, APRIL 20

Works of early Texas art including exhibit of work by Valton Tyler will be on view
Refreshments, music
$25 per person


Sunday, April 30, 2017

9:00 a.m.

Texas Art Fair Opens

9:30 a.m.






Session VI: David Farmer
Author/Independent Curator
El Prado, NM
The Printmakers Guild, 1939-1965

This illustrated lecture explores the formation and development of a unique organization of Texas
printmakers whose reach extended all over the nation.  Later known as The Texas Printmakers,
its membership included such notable artists as Stella LaMond, Blanche McVeigh,
Constance Forsyth, and Janet Turner, among many others.

10:30 a.m.           

Session VII: Scott Barker
Author/Independent Curator
Saginaw, TX
Just Before Modernism: Fort Worth Art in the 1920s and 1930s
Fort Worth’s role in the movement known today as Mid-century Modernism can be traced to the rise of the Fort Worth Circle in the 1940s and the work of progressive artists based at Texas Christian University in the 1950s. But what was Fort Worth art like before that, and did Fort Worth’s leading artists in the 1920s and 1930s have any sense of what was to come?  This presentation will explore the subjects and motifs that were popular among the city’s most prolific artists in the years leading up to the modern art revolution, and examine the role some of these artists played in the development of Fort Worth’s new identity. Artists to be focused on in this talk by Scott Barker include Murray P. Bewley, Sallie Gillespie, Dwight Holmes, Wade Jolly, Blanche McVeigh, Evaline Sellors, Mary Eleanor Witherspoon, and Samuel P. Ziegler. 

11:30 a.m.        

Raffle Drawing
Closing Remarks by Howard Taylor
CASETA Executive Director

12:30 p.m.

Texas Art Fair Concludes

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.                                                                              

Post Symposium
Complimentary light Lunch with 
Tour of exhibition, George Grammer: Full Circle
Texas Wesleyan University
(Lunch reservations FILLED / Can register for TOUR ONLY) 

April 28 - 30, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

East/Front Gallery, Fort Worth Community Arts Center
Recuerdo: Early Texas Art from Fort Worth Collections
In honor of the 2017 CASETA symposium’s return to Fort Worth, a special exhibition in the east gallery of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center will be on view during the annual meeting’s three-day run.  Recuerdo: Early Texas Art from Fort Worth Collections will feature over sixty paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints created by David Adickes, Marjorie Baltzel, Murray Bewley, Bill Bomar, Jack Boynton, Cynthia Brants, Jerry Bywaters, Kelly Fearing, Michael Frary, George Grammer, Veronica Helfensteller, Blanche McVeigh, Dickson Reeder, Bror Utter, Charles T. Williams and many other Texas artists during the 1920s through the 1960s.  The exhibit is curated by Scott Grant Barker.
Admission is free to symposium attendees and the general public.