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"The Dallas Arts District Word Search,” (pictured above) by local artist Barbara Dybala, 2014 Year on the Plaza winner.

2015 CALL for artist

Professional artists across Texas are invited to enter A Year on the Plaza Art Competition by Thursday, Aug. 27 at 3:00 p.m. for an exceptional exhibition opportunity for the winning artist.

Submissions must be appropriate for the location of the Plaza on the Cathedral grounds but do not require a religious theme.  There are no entry fees. The Request for Proposal and submission guidelines are available HERE. 

2014 Artist Competition

Congratulations to Barbara Dybala, the 2014 Year on The Plaza winner. Her submitted artwork, a mosaic titled, "The Dallas Arts District Word Search" will be on display at The Catholic Foundation Plaza in the heart of the Arts District located on the corner of Flora and Crockett Streets directly across from the Meyerson Symphony Center.  

Read full press release in our News section
View all of the 2014 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
2014-15: "The Dallas Arts District Word Search," Barbara Dybala


Take a peek at our 2014 Plaza Art Unveiling Ceremony:

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