Our Journey

Mobile Art Gallery Hits the Open Road
A contemporary art space in a vintage trailer, Lottie Mae Lounge defies
traditional gallery models and reimagines the traveling exhibition.
Fort Worth, Texas – September 12 & 13, 2020, Lottie Mae Lounge, a roving 31
ft. art gallery in a refurbished 1979 Airstream Sovereign, will make its debut at
Fall Gallery Night at Flowers on the Square, in Ft. Worth, TX, then embark on
an ongoing series of cross-country openings, featuring the work of both
emerging and established contemporary artists.
Gallery founder, Fort Worth resident Libby Tilley, is a Sotheby’s graduate and
an avid collector, who has cultivated a discerning eye while working with such
art institutions as The Contemporary Austin, The Amon Carter Museum of
American Art in Fort Worth, TX, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center in San
Antonio, TX, and Artpace San Antonio.
“I always wanted to have a gallery of my own,” says Tilley, who named the
gallery after her maternal grandmother. “While doing research with respected
friends and colleagues who are gallerists, a common refrain was the uncertain
nature of not owning the space itself. With Lottie Mae I can own and operate
the space while exploring my nomadic tendencies.”
Outfitted with hardwood floors and LED gallery lighting to showcase works in a
variety of scale and medium, Lottie Mae is, itself, a meticulously crafted work
of art. While interior viewing capacity is three people at a time (masks are
mandatory), portable easels and exhibition tables allow for exterior displays.
Additional Covid-related safety measures include an interior UV Light Sanitizer
used daily, and a state-of-the-art ventilation system.
Exhibitions will take place at an array of art happenings and venues, including
outdoor markets, design studios, and private residences, with proceeds from
special events going to select non-profits. Customers can track Lottie Mae’s
location online and, when the geography collides, request viewing
appointments or schedule and host a private exhibition.
Lottie Mae Lounge’s inaugural exhibition features work by Sarah Ayala, Ronnie
Heart, Nancy Lamb, and Vince Veazey. Upcoming shows include work by Katie
Pace Halleran; Butch Anthony; Jorge Villareal; Valerie Arber; Rebecca Cohen;
and Hannah Greenblum/Blonde Omen, among others. The gallery will also
feature special commissions by select artists. The premier commission, No
Man’s Land #2, is a limited-edition print by San Antonio artist Kelly O’Connor,
and an extension of O’Connor’s current work on view at The McNay Museum
in San Antonio, TX. These special commissions will also be available for
purchase online.
For more information, contact Tobin Levy at tobin@lottiemaelounge.com