Open Imagination
 September 09, 2021
Call for Submissions: 16th Annual Art on the Plaza Competition

The Catholic Foundation invites professional artists across Texas to enter the 16th annual Art on the Plaza competition, which includes a high-visibility exhibition opportunity for the winning artist. Submissions are due by Thursday, Sept. 9. The Catholic Foundation hosts this unique competition to identify a piece of original artwork to adorn a 28-foot-long by 9-foot-wide public art wall in the Dallas Arts District for one year. Works do not require a religious theme, but must be respectful in nature as the winning entry will be showcased on the Plaza of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. There are no entry fees, and the winning artist receives a $2,500 stipend. Honorable mentions are also recognized with a $250 award. Submissions must measure 28 inches by 9 and 2/3 inches, and the winning work will be digitally reproduced to mural-size dimensions and installed on the art wall. Photography or computer-generated art are not eligible.