Fort Worth artist Fernando Rojas spent the past two years painting commissioned murals around the city. Now, his work is featured inside the Will Rogers Memorial Center and the Arts Fort Worth, at 1300 Gendy Street.

“Working as an artist can sometimes be very demanding, so having my work carefully finished, selected and displayed for anyone to see feels like I just completed a chapter in my career… It feels very rewarding,” Rojas said.

Rojas is one of 18 artists featured in the seven January 2022 exhibits at Arts Fort Worth. Guadalajara, Mexico-born Rojas’ art focuses on “both Mexican and Texan culture.” His paintings range from portraits of cowboys to still-life images of boots.

New artists will be featured at the gallery in February. The artist’s work is displayed and for sale at the center.

Fernando Rojas at the first showing of his exhibit at Arts Fort Worth, 1300 Gendy St. (Courtesy of Michelle Holguin)

“I think it’s exciting that there are important groups like Arts Fort Worth who support not only established artists but also the ones who are rising,” Rojas said.

He is working on projects that will take him to Dallas and San Antonio in 2022.

Cristian ArguetaSoto is the community engagement journalist at the Fort Worth Report. Contact him by email or via Twitter. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

Editor’s note: Language was changed to reflect the recent name change of Arts Fort Worth.

January’s Lineup:
Fernando Rojas Cervantes
Brenda Ciardiello
MOM
Sara Lee Hughes
Christy Stallop
Camille Woods
Glenn Downing
Jackdaw
Kim Brewer
Judge Bermes
David Alcantar
Gerald Bell
Burl Washington
Enrique Nevárez
Gordon Skalleberg
John C. Kelley
Norman Kary
Marilyn Jolly

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Cristian ArguetaSoto

Cristian ArguetaSoto is the community engagement journalist at the Fort Worth Report. He can be reached at cristian.arguetasoto@fortworthreport.org or (817) 317-6991.

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