June Mattingly’s New E-Tome on Texas Contemporary Artists

by Bill Davenport July 15, 2012

Dallas art writer and collector June Mattingly’s new e-book The State of the Art: Contemporary Artists in Texas, is out-available for Nook, Kindle and iPad. Mattingly, a Dallas artworld fixture best known as owner/co-founder of Mattingly Baker Gallery in the ’80s, says she has “been working on it forever, I don’t know how long. Probably since I taught ‘How to Collect Contemporary Art’ at SMU.” The hefty (virtually speaking) 220-page e-tome ($17.99 on iTunes, $9.99 Kindle) is prefaced with an argument for the Texas contemporary art scene, includes a glossary of prominent art people and places in the state; the rest is pictures of works by 87 artists, including:

Adela Andea, The Art Guys, David Aylsworth, David Bates, William Betts, Amy Blakemore, Richie Budd, Troy Brauntuch, Margarita Cabrera, Douglas Cartmel, William Cannings, Joseph Cohen, Gabriel Dawe, Kent Dorn, Jeff Elrod, Vincent Falsetta, Vernon Fisher, Tommy Fitzpatrick,Virginia Fleck, Mark Flood, Francesca Fuchs, Faith Gay, Harry Geffert, Linnea Glatt, Brad Goldberg, Buster Graybill, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Kana Harada, Billy Hassell, Joseph Havel, Bill Haveron, Kirk Hayes, Hillerbrand/Magsamen, Hana Hillerova, David Hirschi, Benito Huerta, Hubbard/Birchler, Terrell James, Jules Buck Jones, Donald Judd, Ted Kincaid, Charles Mary Kubricht, Tom Lauerman, Annette Lawrence, Catherine Lee, Lawrence Lee, Lance Letscher, Bert Long, James Magee, Joe Mancuso, Mary McCleary, Marcelyn McNeil, Melissa Miller, Michael Miller, Jesus Moroles, Ruben Nieto, Robyn O’Neil, Pam Nelson, Nic Noblique, Brad Oldham, Tom Orr, Sherry Owens, Ricardo Paniagua  Aaron Parazette, John Pomara, Sam Reveles, Linda Ridgway, Susie Rosmarin, Margo Sawyer, Ludwig Schwarz, Rusty Scruby, Howard Sherman, Jeff Shore/Jon Fisher, Allison Smith, Shawn Smith, Julie Speed, Gael Stack, Ann Stautberg,  James Surls, Erick Swenson, Lorraine Tady, George Tobolowsky, Kelli Vance,  Liz Ward, Murielle White, Mac Whitney, Leslie Wilkes, Jason Willaford, Sara Williams, Steve Wiman, and Billy Zinser.

Feeling left out? There’s another edition on the way.


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June Mattingly July 16, 2012 - 17:28

Thank you, Bill Davenport for supporting my endeavor on supporting Texas artists.

Paul Harris July 16, 2015 - 11:55

June. Idon’t have your e-mail, home address or telepone number.

I am writing something about Flukinger & Harrah. What is the name of the town where they lived?

If you have time, I would appreciate a call at Cell: 214.354.0962 Old number no longer.

Nancy Smith August 31, 2015 - 16:27

Dear June, I knew you some time ago when I was a writer for the Dallas Morning News and Times Herald.
I am an antiques and art appraiser and am trying to find a value for a monumental sculpture by Mac Whitney that used to belong to Lupe Murchison.
I saw that you wrote an article about Mac Whitney. I would if you could shed some light on who might have Whitneys around Dallas and the value–as the art databases are limited in that regard.
Many thanks, Nancy Smith

Duke Horn May 31, 2022 - 11:23

My friend and mentor, Chapman Kelley and I both saw June regularly in the mid 2000s and I found it curious that she didn’t mention him among the early Texas artists, considering he had a huge reputation and influence on Texas art in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s in Dallas specifically, because of his international reputation (Venice Biennale), teaching and Atelier galleries.


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