Jury for the 125 Show
125 Show 2016 Jury Is Announced
Plano Art Association is pleased to announce the jurors for this year’s 125 Show.
Du Chau was born in Vietnam and came to the United States in 1981. He has pursued
a medical career and is currently a Pathology Technical Coordinator
at Methodist Hospital of Dallas. He took a sabbatical from his medical career to pursue
a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a Master of Fine Arts Degree at the New York State
College of Ceramics at Alfred University.
Du Chau lives and works in Dallas, TX. He has exhibited his work throughout
the United States including San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Amarillo Museum of
Arts. His works are in the collections of CRETA in Rome, Honos Art in Rome,
the Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, the Dallas County
Community College District Service Center, Mountain View College, and Brookhaven
Bart Forbes gallery paintings represent a natural transition from his long career as one
of America’s most recognized illustrators. His illustration clients have included
publications such as TIME and Sports Illustrated and corporate clients have included
NBC, the NFL, ABC-TV, The Kentucky Derby, Indianapolis 500, San Francisco 49ers
and the Americas Cup to name only a few. Bart has created many paintings for PGA
tournaments and clubhouses. He was honored in 1988 as the Official Olympic Artist for
the Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea. Bart has designed over 20 postage stamps for
the US Postal Service. And, two of his paintings now hang in the National Portrait
Gallery in Washington, DC.
Having recently turned his career toward fine art, Bart is using his creative energies to
explore his own vision. Through his landscape and wildlife paintings he has found both
an opportunity to explore both texture and light in new ways. Bart was born in Oklahoma
and he and his wife Mary Jo now live and work in Texas.
Former President George H.W. Bush, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, The
PGA Tour, Churchill Downs, The National Football League, The U.S. Olympic
Committee, Arnold Palmer, Jerry Jones, Pat Summerall, The Dallas Cowboys, The
Atlanta Braves, Tiger Woods, The San Francisco 49ers, Merit Energy and the Law
Offices of Haynes and Boone as well as many other corporate and private collections.
Valley House Gallery
6616 Spring Valley Rd.
Dallas, TX 75254
130. E. Colorado Ave.
Telluride, CO 81435
Websites: www.telluridegallery.com www.bartforbes.com
Gabrielle Castañeda Pruitt
Born in Caracas and raised in rural Oklahoma, Gaby Pruitt’s life and work is an exercise
in the contrapuntal; the play of opposites—light and shadow, movement and stillness,
hard and soft, youth and age—continue to occupy center stage in her photography.
Gaby studied photography and at Collin College in Plano where, mentored by wellknown
artists like June VanCleef, Chris Regas and Byrd Williams III.
Gaby’s fine-tuned the appreciation of visual opposition for which her work is known.
She exhibits regularly in juried and invitational venues, among which are the Latino
Cultural Center, Dallas; the Bathhouse Cultural Center, Dallas; LuminArte Gallery,
Dallas; and recently in Johnson City, Tx. at the Amanda Smith Gallery, The Black Box
Gallery in Oregon/On-Line Annex Exhibition.
Particularly meaningful for Gaby was inclusion in the inaugural exhibit of the Latino
Cultural Center and her invitation from the Center to celebrate opening of the Santiago
Calatrava designed bridge in Dallas with thirteen large-format photographs. Gaby’s
photography is in a number of private collections and displayed in a growing number of
public venues, like the NYLO Hotel in Dallas. Former owner of 14 th Street Gallery in
Plano, Gaby continues to work from her private Plano, Tx studio.
Mrs. Pruitt is proud to serve as a current board member for ArtCentre of Plano.
This jury will be reviewing the submitted works to select the top 60 for display in the PAA Gallery starting August 23rd.
They will then assess these works and award first, second, and third places in three categories (2D, 3D, and Publishing/Photography) as well as a Best of Show award.
The winning works will be announced at the Awards Reception on Saturday, August 27th. The show will run through September 24th at the PAA Gallery in Downtown Plano.