New Texas Talent XXVII Online Exhibition is LIVE NOW!!

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New Texas Talent XXVIIOnline Only Exhibition IS LIVE! Presented by Craighead Green Gallery

2020 Juror: Giovanni Valderas, Exhibition Manager at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Thank you Giovanni Valderas, Gail Arnold, Jennifer Battaglia, Emily Berger, Kelly Berry, Chris Bingham, Yvonne Cheah, Olivia Cole, Jonas Criscoe, B Shawn Cox, Terry Cockerham, Annette deFerrari, Jake Dockins, Karen Eisele, Julie England, Daniel Flores, Leah Flook, Shaun Haugen, Jean-Paul Khabbaz, Gabe Langholtz, Laura Lawson, Chantal Lesley, Lauren Lewchuk, David Marriott, Kate McCrory, Brandon McGahey, Benjamin Muñoz, Megan Sherry, Kaitlin West, and Erika Whitney.

About the Juror: Is 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.

CLICK HERE! For inquiries about the artists and artwork in New Texas Talent XXVII, please contact Megan Thurgood-Johnston at Craighead Green Gallery.

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