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The 2007 Arthouse Texas Prize Exhibition features new works by finalists for the second Arthouse Texas Prize.
The five finalists selected to participate in the biennial 2007 Arthouse Texas Prize Exhibition are Dawolu Jabari Anderson, Justin Boyd, Margarita Cabrera, Bill Davenport and Katrina Moorhead, one of whom will receive the $30,000 Arthouse Texas Prize. Celebrating the broad spectrum of creative voices in Texas’ contemporary art community, these artists explore subjects like the histories of different ethnic, racial, and cultural groups within the United States or the reappropriation of traditional forms of media, though each perspective is markedly different. Selected from 136 nominations presented by a knowledgeable group of art world professionals, these finalists represent some of the most innovative and talented artists working in Texas today. The 2007 Arthouse Texas Prize recipient will be announced at Arthouse’s annual gala on November 2, 2007.
First awarded to Eileen Maxson in November 2005, the Arthouse Texas Prize is the first-ever prize in Texas created to acknowledge the accomplishments of an emerging and/or under-recognized Texas-based artist. It is one of the largest regional visual arts awards in the United States and is given to a Texas-based visual artist working in any discipline. The prize encourages the growth of the state’s artistic community by providing the means for artists to develop their work while remaining based there and by bringing prominent international art professionals to Texas. Artists living in the state for the past three years are eligible for nomination and could not have had a solo exhibition at a major museum during that time.