The Arts Council’s first priority is the health and safety of our visitors and staff. While we will not be opening the Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s doors right away, we are implementing procedures and preparing to welcome you back at a later date. We will continue to keep you updated on our progress.
Texas Artists Coalition Artist Spotlight
Julie Wende was born in Los Angeles and worked as an illustrator and in the animation industry in high school and for years afterward. After moving to Texas in 1993, she commenced art studies with Ron Crouch at TCU, Ann Ekstrom, and Carol Ivey, taking both figure drawing and painting. In 1994, she published Amy Earthquake Book in conjunction with HealthNet, Inc. Fifty thousand copies were distributed through the Los Angeles public schools. Julie has taken workshops in oil painting at Fredericksburg Artists School and the Andreeva Portrait Academy. Primarily self-taught, she credits various mentors/instructors, including Bye Bitney and Peggi Kroll-Roberts, and is especially thankful to Jill Reed at Mustang Island Art Gallery and Kathy Flories of K. Flories Antiques in Fort Worth. Julie has completed over a dozen portrait commissions in the past ten years.