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The Catholic Foundation Art Competition-A Year on the Plaza

Adriana Rivera and her work 2017

Come visit The Catholic Foundation’s 50th Year Anniversary gift to the people of Dallas, and see a new piece of art installed each fall in this unique urban oasis. Share the exciting upcoming 2018 annual competition details with your local professional artist friends.  $2500 first prize, plus your work will be on the Plaza Wall for one year.

Please Note: 2018 Submission Requirements:
No photography or computer generated art will be accepted.
Download 2018 Art Competition submission guidelines here

Deadline FOR SUBMISSION is August 23, 2018 at 3PM

The Catholic Foundation Plaza is a unique 3,900 square foot public space located at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, 2215 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas. The Plaza is located at the corner of Flora and Crockett Streets, directly across from the Meyerson Symphony Hall. The Plaza is in a highly visible location to visitors to The Dallas Arts District and is also one of the sites on the “Public Art Walk Dallas.”



Submitted by The Catholic Foundation. Email: mdonnelly@catholicfoundation.com

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Winning art from A Year on the Plaza art competition now on display in Dallas Arts District

Created by Adriana Rivera, “The Tree of Life” uses vivid colors to convey the importance of teaching

family values and respect to the next generation


DALLAS (Oct. 12, 2017) – The Catholic Foundation has announced Adriana Rivera as the winner of the 2017 ‘A Year on the Plaza’ Art Competition. Her artwork, “The Tree of Life,” was unveiled on the 28-by-9-foot public art wall in The Catholic Foundation Plaza during a ceremony on Oct. 11 and will remain on display for one year.

As a child, Rivera was intrigued by paintings of beautiful landscapes and would create her own imitations with flower petals and stones. Her father first taught her how to draw, and now her husband and son serve as her support system in following her passion for art. Her winning piece, “The Tree of Life,” conveys her emphasis on teaching family values and respect to the next generation.

“I entered the competition because I thought it would be a good way to demonstrate what I do,” said Rivera. “In this case, I realized I had an opportunity to carry a positive message to people through my painting.”

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 addition to bringing bright and vivid colors to the Plaza, Adriana Rivera’s piece encompasses an important message for us all,” said J. Matthew Kramer, President and CEO of The Catholic Foundation. “We congratulate Adriana, as well as all of the artists who entered the competition, for their talent and creativity. We hope visitors of the Dallas Arts District will enjoy her work as much as we do.”

Rivera’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: Reverend Stephen Bierschenk, 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. Juan J. Hernandez’s “Trinity River Bottoms” and Ron Mabry’s “Flora and Crockett, Dallas” were selected as honorable mentions in this year’s competition.

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; Stuart Hausmann’s “Paint the Town” in 2015; and Tanya Joiner Slate’s “Trinity River Origami” in 2016.


About The Catholic Foundation

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 60 years, the Foundation has provided more than $126 million in grants to religious, charitable and educational organizations. Today, it manages more than $220 million in assets and houses more than 400 charitable funds and trusts.

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Catholic Foundation Annual Art on the Plaza Competition entries due August 24

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

Call for Professional Artists!!!!
Enter The Catholic Foundation Annual Art Competition before August 24, 2017 at 3:00pm:

For more info:
Texas artists have until August 24th to enter and have their works displayed in the Dallas Art District for one year.
• No entry fee
• $2,500 Grand Prize Award.
• Share the exciting upcoming 2017 annual competition details with your local professional artist friends and go to catholicfoundation.com for more information.
• The public unveiling of the 2017 winner will be in October 2017.
Flyer: 2017 Art Competition postcard
Check out this 2 minute video about our annual Art Competition.

Meghan Donnelly
Director of Marketing and Communications
12222 Merit Drive, Suite 850
Dallas, TX 75251
P: 972-661-9792
F: 972-661-0140

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New mural in Plano designed by Will Heron makes Its mark

If you’ve driven down 15th Street these past 2 weeks, you’ve probably noticed the latest addition to the arts district: a colorful mural on the wall of Georgia’s Farmers’ Market.

The mural, a product of the Downtown Mural Project http://www.planomural.com/, uses visual art to celebrate Plano’s rich history by incorporating historical elements inspired by Plano’s past. Each of the mural’s five columns is a different color and focuses on elements from historic photos of Plano, submitted by residents earlier this year.

This is the first of three murals to be painted in Downtown Plano this year. Local artist Will Heron is the mural’s designer. He has designed and worked on several other murals in the DFW area since founding the art collective WHERON – http://www.wheronart.com/.

If you haven’t already had a chance, head to downtown to see this new piece of art for yourself!

Don’t miss it at the August 10th Art & Wine Walk   – 2nd Thursday of the Month 5-9:15 pm. For Tickets see http://www.visitdowntownplano.com/winewalk/?mc_cid=2ce68f77e6&mc_eid=3f53ac9516

–from Arts District News – August issue. You can subscribe to the free email newsletter.


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Rockwall’s Kaufman Street Mural call for artists

PROJECT: 109 E. Kaufman Street Mural – DT Rockwall, TX
ELIGIBILITY: Open to artist residing in Texas
OPPORTUNITY: The Rockwall Art Commission is seeking qualifications and proposals from artists skilled,
experienced and interested in creating a large scale mural in Downtown Rockwall. Please read and
consider all conditions of this project prior to submitting your qualifications and proposal.

pdf: RFP 109 E. Kaufman Street Mural – Rockwall, TX

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CAC Hosts Live Mural Painting Project to be Held 7.7 at Victory Plaza to Honor Fallen Officers – volunteers needed

EVENT: 7.7 Live Mural Painting Project
WHEN: Friday, July 7, 2017 from 4:30am to 4:30pm

WHERE: Victory Plaza outside of WFAA-TV, Channel 8 Studios, 3030 Olive Street, Dallas, 75201

WHAT: In collaboration with WFAA-TV Channel 8 (ABC), Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) will be organizing a community-focused live mural painting project as a way to pay tribute to the four Dallas Police Department officers as well as the DART officer who lost their lives that day. The focus is to give both the general and the arts community a way to pay their respects in a lasting and meaningful way. CAC teaching artists Lynn Armstrong & Katrina Doran have created an interpretative portrait for each of the four DPD officers as well as the DART officer in a way that celebrates each of their lives and allows the community to learn more about them and how each officer lived his life and what they were passionate about. Volunteers will help participants paint the murals and anyone can participate either as a volunteer or as a painter. No art experience is required and all supplies are included.

WFAA-TV will be broadcasting live throughout the day starting with “Daybreak” and in the morning the Dallas Police Choir is scheduled to perform during the morning news show. There are five two-and-a-half hour shifts that artists and others may sign up to serve as volunteers who will help people paint the murals.
Please sign up at the link below:
Not only is CAC a visual arts school, it is a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, the nonprofit community arts organization is geared to beginning, emerging and working artists. Offering more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, creative writing, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving, CAC also offers free arts programming to at-risk and underserved children through programs, such as Art as a Second Language Camp MetalHead and unseenamerica. CAC recently launched ArtAbility, a new program for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
The Creative Arts Center held a mural competition this spring in collaboration with the Cedars Social’s new container bar that faces the Dallas Police Department Headquarters employing the “ground·swell,”. CAC has completed several live mural painting projects, including a 20′ mural for Savor Dallas.
For more information on the Creative Arts Center, visit www.creativeartscenter.org


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Creative Arts Center of Dallas – Still Time to Register for Spring Classes


Creative Arts Center of Dallas, 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228

THIS WEEK | At the Center + In the Community

Still Time to Register for Spring Classes
Several classes that begin next week are still available for registration… (Monday – Int/Adv Drawing, Intro to Weaving and Figure Drawing /// Thursday – Studio Arts Sampler and Drawing Fundamentals)
If the class you hoped to sign up for is full, Session 2 is open for registration as well. Sign up today!
ground·swell Mural Call for Entries
CAC invites artists to submit proposals for “ground·swell”, a public art partnership with The Cedars Social and its new container bar, The Cedars Backyard that will conclude in a site specific mural at the location. The deadline for submission is February 17, 2017.
Center Yourself
Est. 1966 Octavio Medellin

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Fort Worth Kroger Mural Project call for artists – new deadline Sept. 9


Request for Qualifications – Fort Worth Kroger Mural Project

Fort Worth Kroger Murals 2016



Fee: $0.00 Entry Deadline: 8/14/16 EXTENSION September 9, 2016


The Arts Council of Fort Worth, in partnership with Kroger Company, invites professional artists to submit qualifications for two indoor mural projects for new Kroger stores in north Fort Worth.  The new stores, located at 1653 Basswood Boulevard and 4750 West Bailey Boswell Road will open to the public in early November and December 2016, respectively.

Prominently displayed in interior public gathering areas as part of the Kroger Company’s commitment to involving artists in beautifying new stores in Fort Worth, the murals are expected to celebrate the spirit of community and the unique identity of the neighborhood and its surroundings. The murals will measure approximately 18’ wide by 5’ high and be fabricated on portable panels of a durable material that can be attached directly to the wall.

Artist Eligibility:  Professional artists, who live in North Texas, with the ability to design and fabricate a large scale mural are encouraged to respond to this Request for Qualifications.



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The Bastrop Art in Public Places public call for transformer art has been extended until January 15, 2015.

BASTROP TRANSFORMER CABINET MURAL PROJECT Bastrop Art in Public Places City of Bastrop, Texas

Bastrop, Texas is a unique blend of old and new. Nestled on the banks of the Colorado River, in the heart of the Lost Pines region, the Bastrop historic district offers a delightful selection of shops, restaurants and inns. Nearby neighborhoods have over 100 historic homes, many beautifully restored. A Texas Main Street City since 2007, Bastrop was also named a Distinctive Destination in 2010 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in recognition of the City’s work to preserve its historic character, promote heritage tourism and extend its welcome. Bastrop is a designated Cultural Arts District by the Texas Art Commission.

The Bastrop Transformer Cabinet Mural Project is a program of the Bastrop Art in Public Places Task Force and the City of Bastrop. It is an outdoor visual arts exhibition located in heavy pedestrian walkways in historic downtown Bastrop that utilizes the transformer and switchgear cabinets as canvases for creative murals. This highly visible and accessible exhibit will contribute to the cultural arts district and existing art destinations not only for the residents of Bastrop County and Central Texas, but to draw new visitors to the area. Viewers will have an opportunity to appreciate and be inspired by the variety, artistry and creativity unique to this exhibition. Original mural design submissions are selected through the juried process and are expected to have a lifespan of no less than three years. The murals will vary in theme and size with smaller cabinets approximately 3’W x 3’D x 2’H and larger cabinets 4’W x 4’D x 5’H or 7’W x 2’D x 3’H.

2014/2015 Call for Entries: BAIPP Transformer 2014-2015 Call

DEADLINE is Dec. 1, 2014 to submit. Direct all questions to Teresa Saunders, Transformer Chair for BAIPP, at 210-508-8682 or email baippcalltoartists@gmail.com.

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