Plaza Art Competition
The Catholic Foundation's 50th Year Anniversary gift to the people of Dallas is an open-air plaza in the new Dallas Arts District across from the Meyerson Symphony Center, and adjacent to the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Each fall a new piece of art is installed in this unique urban oasis following a rigorous competition among local artists.
Previous Winners of The Catholic Foundation Art Competition:
2006-07: “Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art,” Marty Ray
2007-08: “Trumpeting Angel,” Ann Cushing Gantz
2008-09: “Magic Carpet,” Pamela Nelson
2009-10: “Music on Parade,” David Zvanut
2010-11: “Downtown Playground,” J. Lynn Kelly
2011-12: “Dallas in Wonderland,” Rebecca Guy
2012-13: “When the Troops Come Marching Home to the City of Dallas, What a Day of Celebration That Will Be!” Cornelious Brackens Jr.
The seventh annual Catholic Foundation Plaza Art Competition was completed in September and the winning artwork “When the Troops Come Marching Home to the City of Dallas, What a Day of Celebration That Will Be!” by Cornelious Brackens Jr. was unveiled at a special reception at Catholic Foundation Plaza on Thursday, October 11th. As the grand-prize winner, Brackens received a $2,500 stipend, in addition to having his artwork displayed in the Dallas Arts District. The winning artwork will be on display until October 2013.
In addition to the winning artwork, two Honorable Mention Winners were named: Brenda Brannon with “The Guardian and His Flock” and Vincent Morin Jr. with “Pleasing the Palette,” and both received $250 each.
Take a peek at our 2012 Plaza Art unveiling ceremony: