Exhibits

The Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall & The Welcome Center Gallery

Botanical art plays an important role at BRIT and we are fortunate to have two exhibit spaces, the elegant Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall and the intimate Welcome Center Gallery, in which to display a variety of art from both well-known and emerging local artists. BRIT joins with the rest of the Fort Worth visual arts community twice a year and participates in spring and fall Gallery Nights.

Interested in exhibiting at BRIT? Please see our submission guidelines here.

Program Information

Free to the public.

Point of Contact

Laura Northern Venhaus

Community Education Manager

Botanical art plays an important role at BRIT and we are fortunate to have two exhibit spaces, the elegant Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall and the intimate Welcome Center Gallery, in which to display a variety of art from both well-known and emerging local artists. BRIT joins with the rest of the Fort Worth visual arts community twice a year and participates in spring and fall Gallery Nights.

Interested in exhibiting at BRIT? Please see our submission guidelines here.

Current Events

The Fifth Kingdom

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Fungi are mostly unseen, hidden in the soil  where they work their magic of recycling and providing nutrients to all plants. When they reproduce, however, some produce the unique, sometimes strange fruiting bodies, that we call mushrooms. This exhibit illustrates a selection of the good (edible), the bad (toxic) and the beautiful.

Join us in the BRIT Welcome Center Gallery for this fascinating glimpse at the often overlooked Fifth Kingdom.

Image by Denis Benjamin.

Outside/In

Wire Houses

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The Wire Houses are part of a series titled Outside In.  It represents artist Carol Benson’s continued exploration of how we can live in harmony with nature while taking responsibility for conservation and stewardship of our resources.

Benson is a thoroughly modern artist who gets under the skin of the feminine intellectual experience - and thence goes directly to the universal - by concentrating on ancient domestic themes that embody containment. Benson is fascinated by the dichotomy between privacy and exposure, surface and depth, appearance and content. She creates an intuitive architecture in each piece, in the manner of one who puts together a personal environment or prepares a dish from exotic ingredients. Working on zinc-coated galvanized steel, which supports a vigorously interactive process and furnishes a refractive quality beneath the paint, she constructs and deconstructs the image through a series of changes. Her process mimics the first-time exploration of new surroundings, room by room, doubling back, turning corners, finally arriving at an inevitable destination, a formal rightness, and a light and vibrant sense of familiarity.

Many thanks to William Campbell Contemporary Art for helping to bring this exhibit to BRIT.

Botanical Art - Six Ways

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Join us in the Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall at BRIT as we take a deeper dive into the work of six present day botanical artists. From the classical botanical art of Melanie Campbell-Carter and Samantha Peters; to the contemporary style of Jennifer Gillen and Denis Benjamin; and from the vibrant, dramatic floral paintings of the nationally celebrated and award winning Soon Warren, to the unique art of Roberta Smith using pressed and dried flowers, each artist explores the beauty of the plant kingdom in their unique style, creating an awareness of the importance that plants plays in our lives

Meet the artists at the opening reception on Friday, July 12th, 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Can't make it on the 12th? Then join us for Fall Gallery Night on September 7th.

Image by Jennifer Gillen.

Past Events