Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistInge Johnsson Platinum Member CollectionTexas
Description Billy Bob's honky tonk in the Fort Worth Stockyards in Texas.....Billy Bob's Texas is a popular country & western nightclub in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Texas, United States. It promotes itself as 'The World's Largest Honky Tonk' with 127,000 square feet. Billy Bob's opened April 1, 1981 to national attention with Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers as the first performers. Other artists who appeared that first week were Waylon Jennings, Janie Fricke and Willie Nelson. Since, artists such as Pat Green have carried on the tradition. In addition to several dance floors, musical stages, arcade games, and billiards tables, Billy Bob's is the home to a small indoor rodeo arena, in which they have weekend bullriding events.Built as a cattle barn in the early 1900s, the building was enclosed as a City of Fort Worth Centennial project in 1936. With sloped floors for easy cleaning due to the cattle pens, the building also had the perfect setting for a concert venue. That would have to wait nearly 40 years. During that gap, the building was used as an AT-10 airplane manufacturing plant and a department store. Clarks Department Store was so large that the stock boys had to wear roller skates.But on April 1, 1981, Billy Bob Barnett opened what is now internationally known as The Worlds Largest Honky Tonk. With a capacity over 6,000 people, over 20 bar stations, the best in entertainment and live bullriding, it was not long before Billy Bobs Texas won the first of its five Academy of Country Musics Club of the Year awards. BBT has also been awarded the Country Music Associations Club of the Year twice.The nightclub quickly entered the public consciousness in the early 1980s with frequent references by the Ewing Clan on the soap opera Dallas. It was also featured prominently during CBS's New Year's Eve coverage, 'Happy New Year America', during this period.
Inge Johnsson, North Bend, WA (Seattle area) Member Since November 2009 Artist Statement I have been photographing the beauty of North America, its natural scenery and its cities, for over 20 years. As you can tell from my portfolio, my travels have taken me to many parts of this continent as well as other fantastic places around the globe. My photographic work has won awards and has been published in books, calendars and magazines.
Originally from Sweden, in beautiful Scandinavia, I moved to the United States in 1993. I have primarily lived in the Seattle and Dallas areas, and currently reside in North Bend, Washington.
My portfolio is mostly in color, now using a full-frame digital SLR after shooting film for many years. I touch up my “digital negatives” in Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop to recreate what I felt and saw when the capture was made, and to make the images ready for printing.
I do enjoy many types of photographic subjects and styles, but it is my love for the natural world that really gets my heart pumping and creative juices flowing. Some of my influences are Ansel Adams, David Muench and Jack Dykinga. When exploring the natural world around me, I always try to capture the essence of time, place, and of course light!