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Brad Ford Smith Sketches The (Art) News

by Anne Bothwell 29 Jan 2017 7:44 PM

The Dallas art world has its own courtroom-style sketch artist.


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State of the Arts last Thursday, as interpreted by Brad Ford Smith. Peer Chacko (left), Alex Krieger, Jerome Weeks, on stage at the DMA.

Dallas artist Brad Ford Smith is lately best known for his Nomadic Fungi Institute project, which has been on display at Ro2 and North Haven Gardens.

But friends know he rarely leaves home without his sketchbook. And he’s very frequently at arts lectures, readings, performances. He’s combined the two. He sent Jerome Weeks  the sketch above, made at State of the Arts last week at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Turns out there’s more.

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Wordspace reading at Wild Detective. By Brad Ford Smith.


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Wordspace reading at Wild Detective. By Brad Ford Smith.

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Ross Bleckner at Dallas Contemporary. By Brad Ford Smith.


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Crow Collection symposium, “Clay Between Two Seas,” at the DMA. By Brad Ford Smith.

Brad says he’s been making these postcard sketches – and sending them to the folks organizing the events he’s attending – for about a year.

Where will he show up next?