fbpx

Juried Art Show

Juried Art Show

April 22 – May 7 | FWAFA Gallery

Award Presentation – April 23 at 7PM | WATCH HERE

The annual “Juried Art Show” features original artwork created by 3rd-12th grade FWAFA art students. Students may enter up to two original artworks in a variety of media, processes, and techniques (drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry making, fibers, found objects, or mixed media).
This year, the show will be judged by guest juror, Bernardo Vallarino, a contemporary sculptor who explores relevant and timely themes of human suffering, violence, abuse of power, politics, control and hypocrisy in his work. Vallarino graduated with a BFA in sculpture from Texas Christian University, an MFA in the same field from Texas Woman’s University and is the current coordinator of Fort Worth Art Collective and board member of Art Room. We are thrilled to have Bernardo serve as our juror this year and bring his art expertise and wonderful spirit to our event–he will select winners in elementary, middle and high school divisions and award prizes for excellence.
The art will be on view in the Gallery and we will post the video of Bernardo naming the winners on Friday April 23rd at 7 pm on the FWAFA Facebook page.

About the Juror:

Artist, Bernardo Vallarion

Bernardo Vallarino is a Colombian-American mix media sculptor and installation artist interested in geopolitical issues of violence and human suffering. His inspiration comes from observations of the hypocrisy that exists between the rhetoric of human life value and the violent behavior of humanity. With his artworks he strives to engage his audience visually but also morally and philosophically. In order to present such sobering topics in an approachable manner he borrows from his child-acquired interest of insects and entomology. He uses insects as an inspirational source for many of the formal elements in his work and in many instances a vehicle to express metaphors. His sculptures and installation are created with the intent to have a micro – macro tension where the viewer’s immersion experience is driven by elements that require up-close investigation. At either distance, the work is clean and precise mirroring his deep respect for the victims of the topics he addresses. Vallarino, a NALAC fellow, has an outstanding record of solo, juried and group exhibitions as well as local and international awards. He graduated with a BFA in sculpture from Texas Christian University, an MFA in the same field from Texas Woman’s University and is the current coordinator of Fort Worth Art Collective and board member of Art Room.

ARTIST STATEMENT
In my work I explore themes of human suffering, violence, abuse of power, politics, control and hypocrisy. These topics are all part of a larger social commentary regarding the disposable manner in which human life is treated. Under many conditions people are seen and treated as disposable, expendable or despised. I describe this disregard for human life by overlaying the violence in the world with the thoughtless manner of killing insects. Humans during times of social unrest and armed conflicts are seen through the same vernacular of insects – soulless, emotionless, drone-like creatures that are invasive and harbor malevolent intentions of harm. In addition to this violent metaphorical association, insects and entomology also inspire elements of anonymity, plurality, scale and identification. With the somber content of my work, I intend to pay tribute to the victims as well as to bring awareness to their suffering.

  • 00

    days

  • 00

    hours

  • 00

    minutes

  • 00

    seconds

Tags:

Date

Apr 22 2021 - May 07 2021

Time

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Labels

FWAFA

Location

Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
FWAFA Theatre
Category

Organizer

FWAFA Visual Art
Watch Here April 23