Citywide African American Artists Exhibition


18th Citywide African American Artists Exhibition takes place June 19–July 26, 2015, at the University Museum at Texas Southern University.

The Citywide African American Artists Exhibition is open to all artists of the African Diaspora in the greater Houston area. Presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in collaboration with the Museum's patron group Five-A (the African American Art Advisory Association) and the University Museum at Texas Southern University, the exhibition offers artists the opportunity to show their work to a broader public, and to the collecting community.

For additional information, contact Jason Moodie at jmoodie@mfah.org or 713.639.7835.


Call for Entries

Eligibility
• Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
• Participation is open to all visual artists of the African Diaspora living in the greater Houston area.
• Only original works of art will be accepted, no copies.
• Work in all media will be accepted. Limit (6) works per artist.
• Work is to be recent work (within the last 2 years)
• All entries must be ready for installation (wires, hooks, etc.). Drawings and photographs must be framed.

How to Enter
1. Contact Jason Moodie, 2015 Citywide manager, stating your intention to enter: jmoodie@mfah.org or 713.639.7835
2. Fill out and attach the 2015 Entry Form to your work, then hand-deliver your entries or arrange to have them delivered to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on one of the following days:
•  Monday, May 11–Wednesday May 13, between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
•  Or, early submissions can be arranged through Jason Moodie: jmoodie@mfah.org or 713.639.7835
3. All artists who submit work for the 18th Annual Citywide Exhibition are notified via e-mail about which of their works has been accepted for the exhibition on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

Prizes for Artists
• Juror’s Choice: a full scholarship for one studio art class at the Museum's Glassell School of Art
• 1st prize: $500
• 2nd prize: $250
• 3rd prize: $150

Opening and Award Celebration
Friday June 19, 6–8 p.m., at the University Museum at Texas Southern University


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.