500X is proud to announce the selected artists for EXPO 2021, an annual exhibition showcasing work from visual artists all across the state of Texas returns in its 43rd year. This year’s edition is juried by Jennifer Monet Cowley, artist and former curator at the African American Museum.
The exhibition will be held from September 25th to October 17th, 2021 with an opening reception on Saturday, September 25th 7-10 pm. Juror’s Choice Awards will be announced during the opening reception. The awards are cash prizes given to three artists selected by the juror.
The gallery is open 12-5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays with no appointments required.
The exhibiting artists for EXPO 2021 are:
Lulu Xue Rodgers
About the Juror:
Jennifer Monet Cowley has been painting and drawing since the age of 5. Her talent was recognized at an early age through her artwork collected by her parents and grandparents. In high school, she studied fashion design and commercial art. Upon entering college, she focused on architectural design, but her love for art prevailed. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art in Art and Performance from the University of Texas at Dallas. Jennifer works in various mediums: colored pencils, pastels, gouache, acrylic and watercolors. Jennifer also designs and paints wearable art. Jennifer’s work has been described as a “sophisticated, eclectic Afrocentric style of artwork” by Stephanie Ward.
Jennifer’s artwork is full of color and symbolism. She feels that color and composition play a very important role in expressing the meaning of a particular piece. She also feels that craftsmanship is key in the presentation of her artwork. Jennifer works to ensure that lively color and craftsmanship show in each of her pieces so that each piece of art has special appeal to prospective buyers.
Recently, Jennifer has been given multiple opportunities to curate groundbreaking art shows. Now, in addition to being an artist, she is a curator as well. She has been told that her curating concepts are groundbreaking and can rival some of the best in the world. Jennifer is an artist whose artistic versatility and skills allow her to create distinctive works and concepts that give her a new style and voice that is all her own.