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Winning Art From The 2016 ‘A Year On The Plaza’ Art Competition Now On Display In The Dallas Arts District

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Completed by artist Tanya Joiner Slate, “Trinity River Origami” will adorn the 28-by-9-foot wall in The Catholic Foundation Plaza for one year

 

The Catholic Foundation has announced local artist Tanya Joiner Slate as the winner of the 2016 ‘A Year on the Plaza’ Art Competition. Her artwork, “Trinity River Origami,” was unveiled on the 28-by-9-foot public art wall in The Catholic Foundation Plaza during a ceremony on Oct. 12 and will remain on display for one year.

“Tanya Joiner Slate’s captivating mural portrays an inspiring message both to and about the city of Dallas,” said J. Matthew Kramer, President and CEO of The Catholic Foundation. “The heart of the Dallas Arts District is a perfect fit for the piece, and we congratulate Tanya for her talent and ability to create meaningful artwork for visitors of The Catholic Foundation Plaza to enjoy.”

Located on the grounds of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe across from the Meyerson Symphony Center, The Catholic Foundation Plaza was dedicated in 2006 as a gift from The Catholic Foundation to the Dallas community to commemorate the Foundation’s 50th anniversary. The 3,900-square-foot public space is an oasis for Dallas citizens and visitors to enjoy at no cost.

“In celebration of one of the world’s most recognizable skylines and the river on which it sits, I created this piece to honor Dallas’ resilience and strength in the face of whatever storms may come its way,” said Slate. “I am thrilled to be chosen as this year’s winner of ‘A Year on the Plaza’ Art Competition. What an honor it is to have my artwork showcased in the dynamic city of Dallas.”

Tanya’s artwork, along with submissions by other Texas professional artists, was reviewed by a panel of highly respected members of the local arts community before being selected. This year’s selection committee included: Father Rudy Garcia, rector of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe; Cindy M. Gummer, owner of The Enchanted Galleries; Jim Keyes, 2013 ‘A Year on the Plaza’ Art Competition winner; Patricia B. Meadows, Art Connections; Katherine Wagner, CEO of the Business Council for the Arts; and architect Gary Skotnicki. A piece by Ben Woitena entitled “Migration” was selected as an honorable mention in this year’s competition.

Winners of the ‘A Year on the Plaza’ Art Competition receive a $2,500 award in addition to the year-long public display. Former winners include Marty Ray’s “Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art” in 2006, Ann Cushing Gantz’s “Trumpeting Angels” in 2007, Pamela Nelson’s “Magic Carpet” in 2008; David Zvanut’s “Music on Parade” in 2009; J. Lynn Kelly’s “Downtown Playground” in 2010; Rebecca Guy’s “Dallas in Wonderland” in 2011; Cornelius Brackens Jr. “When the Troops Come Marching Home” in 2012; Jim Keyes’ “Homage to The Concertgebouw” in 2013; Barbara Dybala’s “The Dallas Arts District Word Search,” in 2014; and Stuart Hausmann’s “Paint the Town” in 2015.

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The Catholic Foundation is a trusted giving vehicle for the Catholic community. Chartered in 1955, the Foundation was founded by a group of dedicated Catholic laymen with a vision that extended far beyond the charitable needs of the moment. The Foundation has spent decades building a strong community, helping donors fulfill their charitable goals, and preserving the founders’ vision and philanthropic legacy. Over the past 40 years, the Foundation has provided more than $100 million in grants to religious, charitable and educational organizations. Today, it manages more than $223 million in assets and houses more than 390 charitable funds and trusts.

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Above (L-R): Vicky Lattner, Chairman of The Catholic Foundation Board of Trustees; Tanya Joiner Slate, winning artist of the 2016 Year on the Plaza Art Competition; and Matt Kramer, President and CEO of The Catholic Foundation at the art dedication ceremony on Oct. 12 in the Dallas Arts District.

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Above: 2016 Year on the Plaza Art Competition winner Tanya Joiner Slate (center) with art competition judges (L-R) Cindy Gummer, owner of The Enchanted Galleries; Patricia Meadows, Art Connections; Katherine Wagner, CEO of the Business Council for the Arts; and architect Gary Skotnicki.

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Above (L-R): Bill Keffler, Chief Operating Officer of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas; Councilmember Jennifer Staubach Gates, City Council District 13; Matt Kramer, President and CEO of The Catholic Foundation; and Vicky Lattner, Chairman of The Catholic Foundation Board of Trustees at the art dedication ceremony on Oct. 12 in the Dallas Arts District.

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Above: 2016 Year on the Plaza Art Competition winner Tanya Joiner Slate and her two granddaughters admire her piece, “Trinity River Origami,” which will be on display in The Catholic Foundation Plaza for one year.

 

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Dallas Artist Stuart Hausmann wins 2015 “A Year on the Plaza Art Competition”

Artist Stuart Hausmann’s winning work on display at The Catholic Foundation Plaza in Dallas Arts District

Artist Stuart Hausmann’s winning work on display at The Catholic Foundation Plaza in Dallas Arts District

DALLAS (Oct. 21, 2015) – The Catholic Foundation has announced professional mosaic artist Stuart Hausmann as the winner of the 2015 ‘A Year on the Plaza Art Competition.’  His mural, “Paint the Town,” is now on display in the Dallas Arts District on a 28-by-9-foot public art wall in The Catholic Foundation Plaza.

The winning artwork will remain a public work of art for one year at The Catholic Foundation Plaza, located on the grounds of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe across from the Meyerson Symphony Center. The 3,900-square-foot plaza was dedicated in 2006 as a gift from The Catholic Foundation to the Dallas community to commemorate the Foundation’s 50th anniversary. The public space is an oasis for Dallas citizens and visitors to enjoy at no cost.

“Stuart Hausmann’s mural brings a youthful and vibrant perspective to The Catholic Foundation Plaza,” said J. Matthew Kramer, President and CEO of The Catholic Foundation. “We congratulate Stuart and hope that his work will inspire the next generation of local artists and be appreciated by all the visitors to the Dallas Arts District throughout the year.”

After Hausmann moved to Dallas three years ago, he began volunteering with local nonprofits in the Arts District. He was inspired by their ability to help young artists develop their talent, and therein create an even richer and more vibrant city for the arts.

“Since living in Dallas, I have had the honor and privilege of working and volunteering for a number of organizations within the city’s Arts District that offer the public wonderful resources for enrichment and entertainment,” Hausmann said. “I have also witnessed firsthand how these places help to foster, nurture, and inspire learning and creativity with Dallas’ youth. I used this observation as the main source of inspiration when creating my mural.”

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Hausmann’s work has been exhibited throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and was featured in Craighead Green Gallery’s New Texas Talent exhibition. In 2012, he was chosen as a finalist for Texas’ prestigious Hunting Art Prize award. He is currently working on his second children’s picture book after publishing his debut title last fall, School Day with a Zombie.

Two honorable mention winners were selected as part of the 2015 ‘A Year on the Plaza Art Competition’: Laura Moore with “All Bright Under the Texas Sky” and Kay Wyne with “Stop and Smell the Flowers.”

A panel of highly respected members of the local arts community chooses the winning piece each year. This year’s Selection Committee included: Father Rudy Garcia, rector of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe; Cindy M. Gummer, owner of The Enchanted Galleries; Patricia B. Meadows, Art Connections; Katherine Wagner, CEO of the Business Council for the Arts; and architect Gary Skotnicki.

Winners of the ‘A Year on the Plaza Art Competition’ receive a $2,500 award in addition to the year-long public display.  Former winners include Marty Ray’s “Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art” in 2006, Ann Cushing Gantz’s “Trumpeting Angels” in 2007, Pamela Nelson’s “Magic Carpet” in 2008; David Zvanut’s “Music on Parade” in 2009; J. Lynn Kelly’s “Downtown Playground” in 2010; Rebecca Guy’s “Dallas in Wonderland” in 2011; Cornelius Brackens Jr. “When the Troops Come Marching Home” in 2012; Jim Keyes’ “Homage to The Concertgebouw” in 2013; and Barbara Dybala’s “The Dallas Arts District Word Search,” in 2014.

The deadline for the 2016 Year on the Plaza Art Competition will be in August.  For more details, please visit www.catholicfoundation.com.

The Catholic Foundation is a trusted giving vehicle for the Catholic community. Chartered in 1955, the Foundation was founded by a group of dedicated Catholic laymen with a vision that extended far beyond the charitable needs of the moment. The Foundation has spent decades building a strong community, helping donors fulfill their charitable goals, and preserving the founders’ vision and philanthropic legacy. Over the past 25 years, the Foundation has provided more than $94 million in grants to religious, charitable and educational organizations. Today, it manages more than $200 million in assets and houses more than 370 charitable funds and trusts.

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