Monday, February 6, 2023

Southlake Presents is Back for a Second Year!

Calling all creatives, artists, and Southlake visionaries!

Artist standing in front of wall with paintings on itThe Southlake Arts Council is thrilled to announce this year’s Southlake Presents art show and competition.

After last year’s triumphant debut, the Southlake Arts Council, in collaboration with the APEX Arts League, is bringing this award-winning art show back to Town Hall. The Southlake Presents art show and competition is the only public art exhibit that exclusively features work created by Southlake local talent.

What made last year’s event so memorable? According to Arts Council Secretary Beatriz Terrazas, it was “seeing how excited the artists who were selected were when they realized they were selected! When they were there [at the reception] and everyone was amazed at their art, I thought that was really great!”

This is the opportunity for you if you are a skilled visual artist living in Southlake wanting public exposure for your work. Applications open on Monday, February 13, and close on Friday, March 24. 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 12, to June 30. A public art reception will take place on May 14 at 5:00 PM.Artist smiling in front of her work

Rules and Eligibility:

  • Artists must be 18 years old or over and have graduated from high school. Students need not apply.
  • 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. Larger frames show best in the space.
  • 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.

Keep an eye out on the Southlake Public Art website for the application to open in February and more information.

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

Join Us for the First-Ever Southlake Presents Art Reception

Art-lovers in Southlake know that Public Art is a priority for our City. Our roundabouts, state-of-the-art facilities, and the Town Hall Lobby are perfect examples of how art is prominent in our community.

The Southlake Arts Council has been hard at work preparing a brand-new free art exhibit for the community, and you might just run into familiar faces. The Arts Council proudly invites you to attend the first-ever Southlake Presents Art Show Reception on Sunday, May 1 at 5:00 PM in Town Hall.

Join us at the Town Hall Lobby for an evening of art appreciation, music, and light refreshments! The best part? Every artist featured in the exhibit is a local Southlake resident! The Southlake Arts Council received over 70 art submissions from 24 local artists this Spring. From those incredible submissions, fifteen artists were selected as featured artists for the Southlake Presents Art Show.

Here’s a sneak peek at the artists that make up the Southlake Presents Exhibit:

  • Wafa M. Abbasi
  • Leslie Adams
  • Jani Blake
  • Ray L. Chancellor
  • Rachael Di Vincenzo
  • John Doty
  • Shelly D. Hubel
  • Deanna Kienast
  • Gigi Landy
  • Shadan Mansoor
  • Celeste McCall
  • Tamra McDonald
  • Penelope Palumbo
  • Jennifer Swayze Riordan
  • Sally B. Wilson

Don’t miss your opportunity to meet the artists and your neighbors as you marvel at the incredible artistic talent that resides in our City.

The Southlake Presents Art Show Exhibit is in the Southlake Town Hall lobby from April 29 to July 1, 2022. The Southlake Arts Council and the APEX Arts League are the sponsors for The Southlake Presents Art Reception. See you Sunday!