Dallas South News Wire
The Southwest Black Fine Art Show was envisioned to present a quality experience for artists, collectors, galleries, educators, fine art professionals, and anyone interested in black fine art. The Southwest Black Fine Art Show is committed to the exclusive presentation of original art produced by artists of African and African-American descent. Our goal is to make the SWBFAS a destination point where collectors come to find quality black art. The Show will be held April 8-10 at the African American Museum, Dallas.
This show will host a series of workshops for those interested in becoming collectors, but may not know exactly what to look for when viewing a work of art. The Show will feature presentations by seasoned collectors, scholars and gallery owners. In addition, there will be hands-on activities for families and children throughout the weekend.
The SWBFAS was founded by artist, Frank Frazier, a group of art educators, collectors and curators from North Texas in 2010. The first Show attracted more than 2,000 visitors. The African American Museum is pleased to announce that Toy and Thomas Joyner, Jr. will serve as Honorary Chairpersons for the 2nd Annual Southwest Black Fine Art Show.
Members of the Honorary Steering Committee are Fort Worth Attorney Renee’ Higginbotham-Brooks, Dr. M. Keith Rawlings, MD, Margie Johnson Reese, Executive Director, Big Thought; well-known collector, Curtis Ransom; Phillip Collins; Debra Peoples and SWBFAS Founder Frank Frazier.
Artists will compete to win one of three prizes: two “Best in Show” awards for two participating artists who will receive a one-person exhibition at the African American Museum, Dallas, and the South Dallas Cultural Center respectively (exhibitions will be scheduled within a two-year period at each of the institutions). The third prize is an “Art Purchase Prize” of up to $1,500 from the winning artist.