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Mission and Advisory Panel

Our Mission

The mission of the UT Arlington/Fort Worth Center's Gallery 76102 is to engage and support art community in the City of Fort Worth and throughout North Texas through the following initiatives:

  • Provide the local community with a venue for exhibiting contemporary art
  • Provide an environment that encourages new ideas and trends
  • Present exhibitions focusing on works by artists with a connection to the North Texas area
  • Collaboration with area universities, colleges and alumni
  • Represent the cultural diversity of our community

Proposals are reviewed and exhibitions selections are determined by our Exhibition Advisory Panel.
While the majority of our exhibition schedule features artists with a connection to Fort Worth and the surrounding Metroplex, the Panel regularly invites artists from elsewhere to exhibit their work for the benefit of the local art community.

exhibition advisory panel

Ross Auerbach, Amon Carter Museum
Ross received his BFA from New York University and his M.A. in Film Studies from the Universiteit van Amsterdam. He is currently the Associate Registrar at the Amon Carter Museum. Ross held Registrar positions previously at the Anne Frank House and the Cramer Company.

Alejo Benedetti, Texas Christian University

Rachel Blackman, Local Artist
Rachel is currently working as an instructional designer in the technology industry. She received her Masters of Art Business from Sotheby's Institute of Art in New York, NY. She has previously worked as a gallery assistant, assistant curator, art advisor, and started her own company assisting private collectors.

Lauren Cross, Texas Woman’s University, WoCA Projects in Fort Worth
Lauren attended The University of Texas at Arlington and The American International University in London for her undergraduate education in Art, Design, and Media. She received her MFA from Lesley University and PhD in Women’s Studies from Texas Woman’s University. Lauren is currently the director and curator at WoCA Projects and an instructor at Texas Woman’s University.

Olive Hellstrom, The Ant Colony Gallery, Fort Worth I.S.D.

In the press

Art of Yoga Community Class Featured in UTA News

Best of Fort Worth Awards for Art Galleries & Dealers
Featured in Alzheimer’s Association Winter 2013 Newsletter
Sweetie Pie Exhibit Featured in UTA News
Current and Past Event Featured on Glasstire

Named Critics Choice, in “The Best of 2012″ edition of the Fort Worth Weekly

Gallery 76102 Makes It's Debut with Successful Opening Night Event