A Year on The 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.

Plaza Art Competition winning artwork "Homage to The Concertgebouw,” (pictured above) by local artist and businessman James W. Keyes was unveiled at The Catholic Foundation Plaza in the Dallas Arts District on Oct. 9th. The artwork was inspired by the stained glass windows of The Concertgebouw of the Netherlands, where the Dallas Symphony Orchestra played last year to rave reviews. In addition to having his artwork displayed in the Dallas Arts District, Keyes received a $2,500 stipend that he is donating toward the restoration of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The winning artwork will be on display until October 2014. To read more about this year’s winner click here.

Three honorable mention winners received $250 each: Sally Faires with “Green Violin,” Vincent Morin, Jr. with “Harmony,” and Kay Wyne with “Board of Directors.”

View all of this year's entries here.

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.
2013-14: "Homage to the Concertgebouw," James W. Keyes


Take a peek at our 2013 Plaza Art Unveiling Ceremony:

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