September 1, 2007 - Arthouse at the Jones Center - 2007 Arthouse Texas Prize Exhibition
September 1, 2007

2007 Arthouse Texas Prize Exhibition

2007 Arthouse Texas Prize Exhibition
Featuring New Works By Arthouse Texas Prize Finalists:
Dawolu Jabari Anderson, Justin Boyd,
Margarita Cabrera, Bill Davenport
and Katrina Moorhead

September 8 – November 11, 2007

Prize Recipient to be Announced at
Arthouse Gala on November 2, 2007

Arthouse
700 Congress Avenue 
Austin, TX 78701
www.arthousetexas.org

The 2007 Arthouse Texas Prize Exhibition, featuring new works by finalists for the second Arthouse Texas Prize, will be on view at Arthouse in Austin, Texas, from September 8 – November 11, 2007. The five finalists selected to participate in the biennial Arthouse Texas Prize Exhibition are Dawolu Jabari Anderson, Justin Boyd, Margarita Cabrera, Bill Davenport and Katrina Moorhead, one of whom will receive the $30,000 Arthouse Texas Prize. Celebrating the broad spectrum of creative voices in Texas’ contemporary art community, these artists explore subjects like the histories of different ethnic, racial, and cultural groups within the United States or the reappropriation of traditional forms of media, though each perspective is markedly different. Selected from 136 nominations presented by a knowledgeable group of art world professionals, these finalists represent some of the most innovative and talented artists working in Texas today. The 2007 Arthouse Texas Prize recipient will be announced at Arthouse’s annual gala on November 2, 2007.

First awarded to Eileen Maxson in November 2005, the Arthouse Texas Prize is the first-ever prize in Texas created to acknowledge the accomplishments of an emerging and/or under-recognized Texas-based artist. It is one of the largest regional visual arts awards in the United States and is given to a Texas-based visual artist working in any discipline. The prize encourages the growth of the state’s artistic community by providing the means for artists to develop their work while remaining based there and by bringing prominent international art professionals to Texas. Artists living in the state for the past three years are eligible for nomination and could not have had a solo exhibition at a major museum during that time.

The 2007 exhibition is curated by Arthouse Curator Elizabeth Dunbar and will be accompanied by a full-color catalogue and DVD featuring images and essays documenting the work and background of the five finalists.
The Arthouse Texas Prize Jury
The second biennial Arthouse Texas Prize jury will be chaired by Arthouse’s Executive Director, Sue Graze, and includes Frances Colpitt, Deedie Potter Rose Chair of Art History, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth; Eileen Maxson, 2005 Arthouse Texas Prize recipient; Debra Singer, Executive Director and Chief Curator, The Kitchen, New York; and Franklin Sirmans, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Menil Collection in Houston. In February 2007, the jury, which also included Elizabeth Dunbar, then-Curator at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, convened to select the five finalists from 136 nominations.
2007 Arthouse Texas Prize Sponsors
The Arthouse Texas prize is supported in 2007 by Johnna and Stephen Jones, Jeanne and Michael Klein, Chris Mattsson and John McHale, Mary and Chris Ozburn, Lora Reynolds and Quincy Lee, Julie and John Thornton, Mary and Howard Yancy, The Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation, the Stillwater Foundation, and The Susan Vaughan Foundation.
2007 Arthouse Public and Education programs are supported by AT&T. Additional support for 2007 Arthouse Texas Prize is provided by the Texas Commission on the Arts.
About Arthouse
Headquartered at the Jones Center in Austin, Texas, Arthouse is the oldest statewide contemporary art organization in Texas. Arthouse seeks to promote the growth and appreciation of contemporary art and artists in Texas. Through its exhibitions and programs in Austin and statewide, Arthouse helps nurture artists’ careers and deepen public understanding of contemporary art.
For more information on Arthouse, please visit www.arthousetexas.org or contact Virginia Jones at 512-453-5312 or vjones@arthousetexas.org

For information on the Gala and tickets, please contact Jennifer Gardner at 512-453-5312 or jgarnder@arthousetexas.org

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