New Texas Talent XXVII Online Exhibition – call for entries

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This year we are trying something different!

With everything going on in the world and while we all stay home and stay safe, we at Craighead Green Gallery are looking forward to our very first, ONLINE ONLY NEW TEXAS TALENT juried exhibition.

New Texas Talent XXVIIOnline Exhibition Presented by Craighead Green Gallery
2020 Juror: Giovanni Valderas, Exhibition Manager at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center

A state-wide juried exhibition conceived to introduce & promote emerging artists. FREE entry!

New Texas Talent is designed to introduce and promote emerging visual artists in the commercial market. Each year hundreds of images are submitted for review. The juror then selects artists to participate in the New Texas Talent exhibition. Through their participation in the show, some artists have been offered representation by galleries and/or have been extended invitations for inclusion in future exhibitions. The exhibition and its participants have also received media exposure in such publications as Patron Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, The Observer and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Arts+Culture Magazine and many others.

About the Juror: A native of Dallas, Giovanni Valderas is the Exhibition Manager at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Previously, he was the Gallery Director at Mountain View College and the Assistant Gallery Director at Kirk Hopper Fine Art. He also served as an appointee by Dallas City Council as Vice Chair of the Cultural Affairs Commission. Valderas graduated from the College of Visual Arts & Design at the University of North Texas with a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing & Painting. He has taught painting and drawing courses at the University of North Texas, Richland, and Mountain View College. He is a former member of 500x gallery, one of the oldest co-op galleries in Texas. His work has been featured in the 2013 Texas Biennial, New American Paintings Magazine, issue #108 and #132, Impossible Geometries: Curated works by Lauren Haynes at Field Projects in New York City, and 14×’s temporary billboard public art project.

In addition, Valderas received the Moss/Chumley Award and a micro-grant from the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas for his guerrilla site-specific project. In 2018,  Valderas resigned­ from his reappointment to the City of Dallas, Cultural Affairs Commission having served under Councilman Omar Narvaez to run for Dallas City Council to represent the neighborhood he grew up in. Valderas led a grassroots campaign where he placed a strong second.



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Craighead Green Gallery opened in 1992 and has grown to be recognized as one of the top galleries in the local, regional, and national contemporary art community. The Craighead Green Gallery represents over fifty established and emerging artists .

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