500X presents EXPO 2020!
ENTRY FEE & PROCEDURE: $30 entry fee for up to 5 submissions. Payment: visit our shop website (http://www.500x.org/shop) and purchase 1 of the "EXPO 2020 - Juried Exhibition Submission Fee." Submissions without entry fee will not be considered.
AWARDS: $300 in cash prizes to several selected artists
ABOUT THE JURORS: Letitia and Sedrick Huckaby
Letitia Huckaby began her artistic career at the age of four, when her parents started her in dance classes. She studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Modern dance until the age of eighteen, and was selected to participate in the prestigious Oklahoma Arts Institute two years in a row. The exposure to a variety of other art forms led her to photography as a medium. Huckaby holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma, a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston, Massachusetts in photography and a Master’s degree from the University of North Texas in Denton. Huckaby has exhibited at the Dallas Contemporary, the Galveston Arts Center at Galveston, Texas, Renaissance Fine Art in Harlem, New York, New York curated by Deborah Willis, PhD; the McKenna Museum in New Orleans, and the Dallas African-American Museum. Public projects include a piece along the Trinity river in Fort Worth at the 4th street trailhead site, and at the new Ella Mae Shamblee branch library in Fort Worth, Texas.
Sedrick Huckaby was born in 1975 in Fort Worth, Texas. His formal education in art started at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, where he studied with two excellent painters-Ron Tomlinson and Jack Barnett. He then transferred to Boston University (BFA, 1997), where he received extensive academic training in studio art. For graduate studies, he went to Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut (MFA, 1999). There he immersed himself in the idea of “art is about ideas” and expanded his conceptual horizons in art and art history. After graduation Huckaby used a traveling grant he received from Yale to explore France, Italy and Spain for two years. It was during this time in Europe that he “came to appreciate the Old Masters” and the difference in the social conditions of art production between the present and the past. After his European residency Huckaby settled back in his home town of Fort Worth, Texas where he has continued to make art until the present day. Huckaby has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including a Guggenheim award, Jone Mitchell Foundation Grant and a Lewis Comfort Tiffany Award. Most recently he was named the Texas State Artist for 2018. Sedrick is married to artist Letitia Huckaby and is the father of three children, Rising Sun Huckaby, Halle Lujah Huckaby and Rhema Rain Huckaby.
Submission Deadline: September 20th, Midnight
Exhibition Opening: October 10th 2020
Artwork receipt: TBA
Virtual Opening Reception: October 24th 2020 (details TBA)
Artist and Juror Talks (during Art Walk West): October 24th 2020
Exhibition Close: November 1st 2020
Artwork return: TBA