Friday, February 23, 2024

Applications for Southlake Presents Are Now Open!

The Southlake Arts Council is looking for home-grown talent to display for the annual Southlake Presents exhibit.

Applications for this year’s Southlake Presents art show and competition are now open!

The Southlake Arts Council, in collaboration with the APEX Arts League, is excited to bring this award-winning art show back to Southlake Town Hall. Southlake Presents captures the range of Southlake’s talent through this innovative public art exhibit that exclusively features art by Southlake residents.

Don’t wait until the last minute to apply! The competition gets harder every year and this is a great way to get public exposure for your work in a world-class community facility.

Applications are now open and close on Friday, March 22. The Southlake Arts Council will jury all submissions and select the finalists towards the end of March.

Selected work will be displayed in the Town Hall Lobby from May 17, to June 28. A public art reception will take place on May 19 at 5:00 PM.

Rules and Eligibility:

  • Artists must be 18 years old or over and have graduated from high school.
  • Must provide proof of residence within Southlake City limits.
  • Artists can submit up to three recent works for consideration. (Recent means produced within the last two years).
  • Work must be 2D and ready to hang. (Ready to hang means framed and wired for hanging. Unprepared work will not be displayed).
  • Work must be original and created by the artists. We require pieces greater than 24×24 in., but not larger than 60×70 inches.
  • Previous applicants are welcome to apply again but must submit new pieces from the previous year.
  • Work must be “family appropriate,” with no sexual, bloody, or violent content allowed.

Apply today.

We can’t wait to see what the Southlake community creates!

Congratulations to the 2023 Southlake Presents Art Show and Competition Selected Artists!

We called for Southlake-based artists, and you delivered!

The Southlake Arts Council had a great time conducting the blind jury for this year’s Southlake Presents Art Show and Competition during their March meeting. We solicited 2D works of art from Southlake’s resident artists, and received world-class submissions from multiple unique creators!

While we can’t feature every artist that submitted, the Southlake Arts Council greatly appreciates every artist who submitted their work for consideration.

After vigorous deliberation, here are the artists selected for the 2023 Southlake Presents Art Show and Competition:

  • Andrea Shaw
  • Klaus Mayer
  • Aparna Srivatsa
  • Wafa Abbasi
  • Ethan Jones
  • Mary Sweeney Howe
  • Penelope Palumbo
  • David Walsh
  • Christopher Sanders
  • Deanna Kienast

Congratulations to all featured artists!

Don’t miss your chance to see what Southlake has to offer. Mark your calendars for the 2023 Southlake Presents Art Show and Competition public art reception on Sunday, May 14 from 5:00- 6:30 PM at the Town Hall Lobby. It will be an evening of art, good food, good company, and a celebration of Southlake’s artistic spirit!

Check out our website to learn more about Southlake’s Public Art Program!