Museum of Fine Arts Houston 5a Citywide 2013 exhibition curated by Michael K Taylor opens to 500 visitors
The 17th annual Citywide African American Artists Exhibition offers visual artists in the greater Houston area the opportunity to show their work to a broader public and to the collecting community. Each year, all artists of the African Diaspora, over the age of 18, are invited to submit up to six works for possible inclusion in the exhibition. Applicants whose artwork was accepted were notified on July 16. This year, some 80 artists submitted artworks of all media and 47 artists were selected to have their work on view at the MFAH Glassell School of Art. Past venues have included museums, office buildings and schools around Houston, such as the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Houston Urban League, the Museum of Culture Houston, the JPMorgan Chase Building and Rice University.
To kick off the exhibition and recognize the finalists, the Glassell School of Art will host an opening reception on Friday, July 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. On August 23, the first, second and third prize winners will be announced. The opening celebration and prize ceremony are free and open to the public.
This year’s Citywide exhibition is curated by Michael K. Taylor, artist and curator. The awarded prizes will be juried by Danielle Burns, curator; Sally Frater, curator and former MFAH Core Program artist; and Alison de Lima Greene, curator of contemporary art and special projects at the MFAH.