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Linda Simien Kelly, The Good-Bye, oil on canvas. © Linda Simien Kelly

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Award Ceremony: 17th Annual “Citywide African American Artists Exhibition”

Friday, Aug 23, 2013
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Glassell School of Art
2450 Holcombe Boulevard Map & Directions

Celebrate the winners of first, second, and third prize in the 17th annual Citywide African American Artists Exhibition, announced at this ceremony. Admission is free. The winning artists are selected by Danielle Burns, curator; Sally Frater, curator and former MFAH Core Program artist; and Alison de Lima Greene, curator of contemporary art and special projects at the MFAH.

The juried exhibition, on view through August 25, features the work of 47 Houston-area artists. Sponsored by the MFAH through the patron group Five-A (African American Art Advisory Association) and the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC), this annual exhibition offers artists the opportunity to show their work to a broader public, and to the collecting community.

Five-A, the African American Art Advisory Association at the MFAH, was established in 1993 to enhance the Museum’s collections of African American and African art. At the end of each year, Five-A uses its membership dues and other fundraising proceeds to purchase major works for the Museum. In addition to sponsoring acclaimed artists, Five-A also has championed artists that history has overlooked. The support and guidance of Five-A has been instrumental in shepherding up-and-coming artists into the collection. Since its founding, Five-A has brought 44 objects into the Museum’s collection.