Vera Barnett,
Vera Barnett, "Classical Plastique: Rose-Colored Glasses," 2009, oil on linen

Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden (Dallas, Texas) has recently announced the exhibition “On Being Human.”

“These last months have reminded us of the importance of our basic humanity and the inherent value of others,” says the gallery. “After isolating, we felt a need to be surrounded by people—hence this invitational exhibition about people seen through the artist’s eye.”

Amy Werntz, "Marjorie," 2018, oil on birch panel
Amy Werntz, “Marjorie,” 2018, oil on birch panel

In addition to Valley House artists, the following figurative artists are also participating:

Deborah Ballard – Vera Barnett – Lu Ann Barrow – Peter Bonner – Curt Brill – Lloyd Brown – Sean Cairns – Jeanne Campbell – Lindy Chambers – John Cobb – Brian Cobble – Robert D. Cocke – Carol A. Cook – Laurie Hickman Cox – Lee Baxter Davis – Laurence Edwards – David Everett – Barnaby Fitzgerald – Scott Gentling – Miles Cleveland Goodwin – Ira Greenberg – Otis Huband – Sedrick Huckaby – Anita Huffington – Kathryn Keller – Sirena LaBurn – Emily LaCour – Rudolf Sotelo Lailson – Jungeun Lee – Laurie Lipton – Jun-Cheng Liu – William B. Montgomery – Philip Morsberger – Fred Nagler – Trish Nickell – Gail Norfleet – Michael O’Keefe – Luke Sides – Hadar Sobol – Ellen Soderquist – Bob Stuth-Wade – James Surls – Chaco Terada – Valton Tyler – Mary Vernon – Donald S. Vogel – Amy Werntz – Jim Woodson – Miguel Zapata

Sedrick Huckaby, "Mary, Mary-Lu, Missionary Parker," 2013, oil and charcoal on canvas on panel
Sedrick Huckaby, “Mary, Mary-Lu, Missionary Parker,” 2013, oil and charcoal on canvas on panel
Carol A. Cook, "The Grey Chair," 2016, raku clay and low-fire texture glazes
Carol A. Cook, “The Grey Chair,” 2016, raku clay and low-fire texture glazes
Lindy Chambers, "Home Alone," 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas
Lindy Chambers, “Home Alone,” 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas

“On Being Human” will be on view through October 31, 2020. Masks are required, and the gallery will observe all guidelines issued by the State of Texas and City of Dallas. Learn more at

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