I enjoy looking at other museums’ (particularly Texas museums) publications to see what type of exhibitions and events they are presenting. I was pleasantly surprised to see in the Amon Carter Museum of America Art Program for August 2017 – January 2018 that an upcoming exhibition Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas was featuring the work of three contemporary artists that have had exhibits at the OJAC.


Linda Ridgway participated in the OJAC’s Cell Series in 2015 and Kana Harada did so in 2013. Both solo exhibits, in our upper galleries of the historic and artistically challenging jail cells, were fantastic. We also purchased two drawings by Linda from another OJAC exhibition Drawn in Drawn Out of 2014 and a sculpture of Kana’s that was included in her installation. 


Another artist that is in the Amon Carter exhibit is Sherry Owens.  A large and elaborate work of hers was shown at the OJAC when she participated in our West Texas Triangle summer exhibition in 2010.


I’m glad to see that the Amon Carter is showing the work of these three talented artists along with two others—Celia Eberle and Sharon Kopriva. I know that the OJAC audiences enjoyed the works of those three and anticipate a larger audience will do so as well in Fort Worth. I look forward to visiting the Carter to see the exhibit.


-Pat Kelly

Director and Curator of Exhibitions


[image: Kana Harada’s installation Anything You Want, 2013 in the OJAC Cell Series.]