2013 Texas Biennial OPEN CALL FOR ART

Austin, Texas – January 1, 2013 The Texas Biennial is pleased to announce that the 2013 Open Call for Art has begun. The Biennial is open to all artists living and working in Texas. Submissions for TX★13 will be accepted online at www.texasbiennial.org now through February 28, 2013.

The Texas Biennial was founded in 2005 to provide an exhibition opportunity open to all artists living and working in the state. This year marks the fifth edition of the Texas Biennial, making it the longest-running state biennial in the U.S. Biennial artists for 2013 will be selected by a stellar group of curators:

  • Bill Arning Director, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
  • René Paul Barilleaux Chief Curator/Curator of Art after 1945, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio
  • Christian Gerstheimer Curator, El Paso Museum of Art
  • K8 Hardy Artist, New York
  • Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler Artists and Faculty, Bard College, New York and University of Texas at Austin
  • Annette LawrenceArtist and Professor, University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design, Denton
  • David Pagel Art critic and Associate Professor, Claremont Graduate University, Los Angeles
  • Bárbara Perea Independent curator, Mexico City
  • Christina Rees Curator of the Galleries, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
  • Dario Robleto Artist, Houston
  • Noah Simblist Associate Professor of Art, Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas
  • Jeremy Strick Director, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
  • Clint Willour Curator, Galveston Arts Center
  • Virginia Rutledge Curator-at-Large

The Texas Biennial will take place September 5 – November 9, 2013 with a range of exhibitions and other programming in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Marfa. The curated open call survey exhibition that is the central feature of the project will be presented at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center in San Antonio, with selected performances during the run of the exhibition at CentralTrak–The Artist Residency of the University of Texas at Dallas. A special commissioned Biennial artist project will be presented by Ballroom Marfa. In celebration  of  the  Biennial’s  5th  anniversary,  Lawndale Art Center in Houston and Big Medium in Austin will also host exhibitions of current work by selected past Biennial artists, August 23 – September 28, 2013. Additional programming will be announced as details become available.

Information about the online application process is available at www.texasbiennial.org.

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