Wednesday, June 23, 2010

28th Annual Art in the Metroplex Exhibition

28th Annual Art in the Metroplex Exhibition - A Competition Held at Texas Christian University

The show will run Tuesday, August 31 through Thursday September 30, 2010 in the J.M. Moudy Art Gallery. Art in the Metroplex is sponsored by TCU and the Templeton Art Center [501 (c) 3].

Polly Apfelbaum is a critically acclaimed artist whose work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France. "An artist of wide-ranging styles from Pop Art to Minimalism, her subjects deal with the relativity of time, feminist issues, and complexity in what appears to be simplicity." She is represented by D'Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, and Frith Street Gallery, London. She lives and works in New York.


The reception and awards presentation will be held Saturday, September 11 in the J.M. Moudy Building, room 141N, adjacent to the exhibition hall. The juror will be present.


There will be a total of $2,000 in awards, including:
The Beth Lea and John L. Clardy Memorial Award
The Fort Worth Art Dealers Association Award
The Claud Vance Memorial Award
The Raucus Science Club Award


All entries will be judged from digital images. Each artist may submit three entries: one image for each two-dimensional work and three images for each three-dimensional work.

The juror may decline work that does not meet the above criteria for entry.

Images must be submitted via


If you have difficulty submitting your entry, please email Most questions can be answered with a simple email. If necessary, a technician will call you.


Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, and mixed media qualify for entry


Any artist living in Tarrant, Dallas, Denton, Collin, Hunt, Rockwall, Kaufman, Stephens, Palo Pinto, Erath, Shackelford, Ellis, Johnson, Hood, Parker, or Wise County may enter. Works must be original, and have been completed in the last two years.

Students 18 and older are welcome to submit work, but it must have been created without supervision. No work previously exhibited in Art in the Metroplex competitions may be entered.


Notification of acceptance or rejection will be e-mailed by August 2.


All two-dimensional work must be delivered ready to install (suitably framed, if appropriate) and wired to hang. Any electrical features used in artworks must meet electrical safety codes.


Bring a print out of your notification as identification when claiming your works at the close of the exhibition. All artworks must be picked up on Saturday, October 2, 1 – 5 p.m. at the Moudy Art Gallery.


There is a non-refundable fee of $35.00 per artist. Artists must use a credit or debit card when uploading images through Up to three works will be permitted.


All reasonable care will be given to the works submitted. However, all works are handled and displayed at the individual artist’s risk. Neither the Templeton Art Center, TCU, nor any sponsor will be responsible for loss or damage to any work while in custody or transit. Submission of an entry to this exhibition constitutes agreement on the part of the entrant to all of the above conditions.


All accepted works must be hand delivered to the J.M. Moudy Building on the corner of S. University Drive and Cantey Street, Fort Worth, between 1 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 21. A loading dock is available at the rear of the building off Princeton Street.


The reception and awards presentation will be held Saturday, September 11 in the J.M. Moudy Building, room 141, adjacent to the exhibition hall. The juror will be present.


Wednesday, July 14, Last day for entering

Monday, August 2, Notification e-mailed

Saturday, August 21, 1 to 5 p.m., Delivery of accepted works

Tuesday, August 31, 11a.m. to 4 p.m. Open to the public

Saturday, September 11, 2 to 8 p.m., Awards and reception
Lecture by juror 2:30 p.m., Awards 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 30, Last day to view exhibition

Saturday, October 2, 1 to 5 p.m., Works must be picked up promptly at the Moudy Art Gallery.


The Moudy Art Gallery will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. on weekends, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For further information call (817) 257-7643.

A reception will be held Saturday, September 11 from 2 – 8 p.m. in conjunction with Fall Gallery Night. The Fort Worth Art Dealers Association, Beth Lea Clardy Estate, Nancy Vance, Karen Weinman, and the Raucus Science Club make this show possible. TCU faculty and staff and volunteers from Templeton Art Center are responsible for producing this competition.

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