If art is your calling, the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture is calling.
Next April, Dallas’ five cultural centers – Bath House Cultural Center, Latino Cultural Center, Moody Performance Hall, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, and South Dallas Cultural Center – will present ART214 2022 juried exhibition, a multi-media visual arts project – places that present the works of local artists.
“Through this exhibition, the CAO hopes to discover and develop relationships with new artists, offer artists the opportunity to exhibit their work for the first time in one of our cultural centers or for the first time, and give artists who have already exhibited in a cultural center an opportunity to show their work in another center,” according to a CAO press release.
The office also aims to attract newcomers who are curious about, but have yet to experience our local art scene.
“This collaborative project will also attract audiences who have never visited (or even heard of) our cultural centers, which will lead to cross-pollination of audiences who frequent a specific center but have never known the others,” says the CAD in its ad. .
Art in any media created within the last five years by artists currently living in the DFW and Far North Texas area is eligible. Art selected for previous ART214 exhibitions will not be.
All concepts and topics are welcome. All artwork must be ready for installation upon delivery. Artists whose work requires the use of electronic equipment (DVD players, projectors, computers, etc.) must provide their own equipment.
There are no restrictions on the size of the work, but keep in mind that artists are responsible for the transport of their works and their prompt removal after the show closes. If the scale or complexity of an artwork presents a challenge, some centers will require installation assistance from the artists.
The deadline for submission is February 5. Selection notification is March 12. Details on submitting applications are available here.