Extended Deadline - 15th Annual TAC Juried Exhibit



DROP-OFF: July 19, 2020

EXHIBITION DATES: July 24 - August 29, 2020

JUROR: Benjamín Espino


Only Texas Artists Coalition members with active accounts may submit up to 3 artworks open to all disciplines with no theme. All mediums accepted including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art with no size restrictions. The show will occur in Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s premier, 3000 square foot, Front Gallery. All artwork must be original and must not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person.

PRIZE The prize is a Solo Exhibition in one of our 700 sq ft galleries during Spring Gallery Night 2021, an event that occurs once a year during March. It is one of our most popular openings of year. We anticipate more than 3000 visitors in a single night. The winner will be announced at the end of the show.


Benjamín Espino was appointed General Manager of the Latino Cultural Center in November 2011. The Latino Cultural Center (LCC) is a division of the City of Dallas’ Office of Arts & Culture. Designed by internationally recognized Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, the Latino Cultural Center is one of Dallas’ premier architectural gems and serves as a regional catalyst for the preservation, promotion, and development of Latino and Hispanic arts and culture and home to various Latino/a performing arts organizations. Prior to that he worked at Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas in various capacities from 2000 to 2011, including Managing Director (2007-2011). Founded in 1981 by Rudy and Marian Eastman, Jubilee Theatre is one of the oldest and longest running African-American theater companies in Texas and the United States.

He received his Bachelors of Arts cum laude with a double major in English and History from Southwestern Adventist University in May 2000. He currently serves on the Cultural Tourism Committee of VisitDallas and has served on funding panels for the Arts Council of Fort Worth, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in the Oak Lawn neighborhood of Dallas. He is a graduate of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Leadership Dallas Class of 2018.


Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the Arts Center is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the Arts Center and provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations through our competitive Grants Program and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.


Work will be juried from images submitted only through the gallery’s online submission. $25 submission fee for up to three pieces. Each additional submission will be $5 each. Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size as 3MB. Make sure the file name corresponds with the title of the work and do not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in the image file names. Video and audio files can be submitted through links. Fort Worth Community Arts Center reserves the right to reject inaccurately represented work, or incomplete submission.


Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging. D-rings should be used for heavy works, wires for works under 5 pounds. Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels on paper must be under Plexiglass.


All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary. 30% of proceeds from sales will go to Fort Worth Community Arts Center and the remainder to the artists.

RECEIVING: Hand-delivered work must arrive July 19, 2020. Substitutions and late arriving work will not be exhibited. Work must remain for the duration of exhibition.


USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted may be used for non-commercial, marketing or promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to: Giovanni Valderas, Exhibition Manager 1300 Gendy Street Fort Worth, TX, 76107 direct: 817.298.3021 gvalderas@artscouncilfw.org LIABILITY: This document represents a contract between the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and the person(s) named on this document. Acceptance of this contract is a specific acceptance of the terms listed. Objects exhibited in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center will be given great care. Unless the artist wishes to provide his/her own insurance coverage, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center will insure all exhibitions under its existing insurance policy, which covers up to $500,000, against all risks of physical loss or damage while on the premises during the period of the exhibition. If the exhibitor(s) wish to provide his/her own insurance, such actions constitute the release of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center from any liability in connection with the exhibition. Coverage is not authorized past the exhibition and artwork may not be stored at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center unless prior arrangements have been made. The Fort Worth Community Arts Center allows visitors to photograph works of art. Artists are required to contribute 25% from work sold in the exhibition. By submitting your artwork, you are agreeing to the terms above.


Fort Worth Community Arts Center

1300 Gendy Street

Fort Worth, TX 76107

(817) 738-1938

Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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