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Honoring those who have made significant contributions to the arts in Fort Worth.


Arts Fort Worth invites you to join us for the 10th Annual Heart of Gold Awards Luncheon! We host this special event to focus on community leaders who have made a difference in the arts community. Each honoree shares our values of integrity and inclusivity, and their impact through the arts helps make Fort Worth a vibrant and welcoming community.  

The Heart of Gold Awards Luncheon raises funds to meet the needs of our community by granting dollars, employing artists and designers through public art projects, or bringing our community together to experience emerging and established visual artists in the galleries, experiment and grow through programs, or theater and dance performances on three stages at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
11:30 a.m. Doors open

McDavid Studios at Bass Hall
301 E 5th St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Complimentary valet parking


The Heart of Gold Awards Luncheon wouldn't exist if not for the vision and passion of this year's honorees, Louise Appleman and Ginny Tigue. Ten years ago, these two incredible women saw an opportunity to bring together others who are passionate about the arts for an event which would support the arts at a greater level in Fort Worth- and the Heart of Gold Luncheon was born! Louise and Ginny are leaders  whose impact continues to benefit Fort Worth in far-reaching ways. 

Arts Fort Worth is celebrating the tenth anniversary of this exciting event which continues the original mission of bringing together those who appreciate the arts from across Fort Worth. Your support of this event will positively impact the arts across all levels.

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Ginny Tigue

Ginny Tigue has been a tireless advocate for the arts here in North Texas and across the state. Serving on the Board of what was then called the Arts Council of Fort Worth for twelve years and as Board Chair from 2011-2012. As a Colleyville Councilmember, she was instrumental in building Colleyville Library. Currently, she sits on the Board of Directors for Texans for the Arts, the highly effective, non-partisan statewide arts advocacy organization. She is also a member of Texas Cultural Trust’s Texas Women for the Arts, philanthropic force of influential women from across the state whose mission is to awaken and nurture the artist in every Texas child.  

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Louise Appleman 

Few women have worked as tirelessly as Louise Appleman to build a better Fort Worth. From serving as President of Beth-El Congregation, President of the Junior League of Fort Worth, founding member of the Women's Policy Forum, and currently Ambassador Council member of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, she has been a leader dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our city. In addition to the dozens of other organizations, including the Symphony League and Stage West, to which she devoted her time and energy. Louise served as Chair of the Board of Directors on the Arts Council of Fort Worth from 1995 to 1997, now known as Arts Fort Worth. 

A special thank you to our sponsors!
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Patron Sponsor

Mercedes T. Bass Charitable Corporation

Rosalyn G. Rosenthal

Advocate Sponsor

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Louise and Gordon ApplemanBallet Frontier of Texas
Kay and Bob Bolz

Roxanne Lainey

Kris Lindsey

Shirley Pace

Mouty & Carter Shackleford

Amethyst & Jared Sloane

Tarrant County College District

Ginny and Joe Tigue

Visit Fort Worth

Media Sponsor

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In-Kind Sponsor

EC Films

SiNaCa Studios



As founders of the William Campbell Contemporary Art Gallery, the Campbells made an indelible mark on the arts in Fort Worth and through the years nurtured the careers of dozens of talented young artists, many of whom have been with the gallery for decades. Attendees of the Arts Council’s 2021 Heart of Gold Luncheon celebrated the extraordinary impact of Bill and Pam Campbell on the arts of Fort Worth on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. The Campbells are part of a Heart of Gold legacy honoring those who make the performing and visual arts in Fort Worth a quintessential part of this city's identity. 

Previous Heart of Gold Recipients

2021 | Bill and Pam Campbell 

2020 | The Fort Worth Arts Community

2019 | Rosalyn G. Rosenthal

2018 | Deborah Jung

2017 | Larry And Karen Anfin

2016 | Frost Bank

2015 | Willa Dunleavy

2014 | Mac Churchill | Juana Rosa Daniell

2013 | Louise Britt Carvey | Val Wilkie Jr.

Previous Lifetime Achievement

in the Arts Recipients

2019 | Margo Dean

2018 | Paul Paine

2017 | John Giordano

2016 | Ben Stevenson, O.b.e.

2015 | Miguel Harth-Bedoya

2014 | Sharon Benge

2013 | Darren Woods (Innovator In The Arts)


Honoring Rosalyn G. Rosenthal as the

2019 Heart of Gold Recipient

Honoring Margo Dean with the

2019 Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award

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