A Year on The Plaza 2019 Art Competition

Calling all Texas artists!
No entry fee and a $2,500 prize for the winner. Plus, see your art displayed on this 9ft. wall downtown in The Catholic Foundation Plaza in the Dallas Arts District.

Please note: 2019 Submission Requirements:
No photography or computer generated art will be accepted.

Deadline for submission is in August 2019.

You may drop off your submissions to The Catholic Foundation office M-F 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

12222 Merit Drive, suite 850, Dallas, TX 75251. (Inside Merit Tower)

  Download 2018 Art Competition submission guideline example here


ABOUT THE 2017 Artist Competition

Congratulations to Adriana Rivera, the 2017 Year on The Plaza winner. Her submitted artwork titled, "Tree of Life" 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 the full 2017 press release or view 2017 Art Unveiling photos

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. Share the exciting upcoming 2018 annual competition details with your local professional artist friends.  The public unveiling of the 2018 winner will be on October 17, 2018. You may RSVP to Linda Scheets.

 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