Catholic Foundation Art Competition

When you're in downtown Dallas, go see the 2022 winner of The Catholic Foundation Art On The Plaza competition on display.

About The Art On The Plaza Competition

Robert Opel is our 2022 Art On The Plaza winner. His submitted artwork titled "Wings Of Joy" is just that. When you see the giant monarch butterfly, stand in front of it and spread your own wings and share your photo on your favorite social platform using the hashtag #ArtOnThePlaza. The winning art is on display in the Dallas Arts District at The Catholic Foundation Plaza on the corner of Flora and Crockett Streets directly across from the Meyerson Symphony Center. 

Come visit The Catholic Foundation's 50th Year Anniversary gift to the people of Dallas, and see a new piece of art installed each fall in this unique urban oasis. 

 The Catholic Foundation Plaza is a unique 3,900 square foot public space located at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, 2215 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas. The Plaza is located at the corner of Flora and Crockett Streets, directly across from the Meyerson Symphony Hall. The Plaza is in a highly visible location to visitors to The Dallas Arts District and is also one of the sites on the “Public Art Walk Dallas.”

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
2015-16: "Paint the Town," Stuart Hausmann
2016-17: "Trinity River Origami," Tanya Joiner Slate
2017-18: "Tree of Life," Adriana Rivera
2018-19: "Windows to the City," Emily Holman Morris 
2019-20: "Saint Peter's Fish," Kimberley Peterson
2020-21: "Continuo," Robyn Jorde
2021-22: "Be Happy," Heajung Jina Lee
2022-23: "Wings of Joy," Robert Opel