Hot and Sweaty 3: The Open Show

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Hot and Sweaty 3: The Open Show

June 14-June 21

OPENING: JUNE 14th, 7-10PM

500X opened up its doors to anyone who delivered their artwork to our gallery over the past two weekends. Now the gallery is packed with all kinds of work from all around the metroplex. Come by the gallery all day on the 14th! We will be open from 12:00-10:00 as a part of the East Dallas Gallery Day. So you will have plenty of time to make sure you see it all.


Announcing 500x's annual unjuried OPEN SHOW!

Drop 0ff: Saturday, May 31st and Sunday, June 1st


From 12-5pm.

Entry fee- $10 per work Size limit- 48′′ maximum on the longest side

500X staff will be on hand to assist in placing and hanging work. All work must have adequate hanging hardware- wire or D-rings, works that are not fit for display will not be accepted.

Pedestals available first-come first-serve.

All media accepted, video/sound/electronic works must have all equipment provided by artist.

30% commission on all sales. All participating artists must sign the contract stipulating the full terms of exhibition in the gallery.

Drop Off: Saturday, May 31th & Sunday, June 1st Noon-5pm

Payment due at drop off

Hot and Sweaty Drop Off Form

Opening: June 14th 7-10pm

Show runs: June 14th- June 21st

Pick up: June 21st 5-8pm & June 22nd noon-5pm

Work not picked up by June 22nd or other arrangements made by June 22nd will be discarded. 

May 3 - May 25, 2014

Opening Reception May 3, 7-10pm


"New Paintings"

Timothy Harding and Shelby David Meier

500x Gallery announces "New Paintings" showcasing recent work by  members Timothy Harding and Shelby David Meier. Harding’s work explores painting as modular units that feed off one another and their surroundings through a scrambled repetition of marks and information. Meier's recent work is about paintings; it is also about value, time, commodity and objectness.


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Cassie Phan

Rooted in an investigation of the innocuous and the nefarious, objects and video work stand in as metaphors for unrest, disgust and a resilience that is as much dependent upon as it is veiled by absurdity. The relationships formed within these visual inquiries suggest tokens of memory and a narrative that can unravel into different scenarios. With a process mining both the past and the present, the orchestration of scavenged, crafted and manipulated media often sheds light on as many questions as answers.


Downstairs Project Space:

Scuba HI

Upstairs Project Space:

Tools -Bernardo Cantu, Derek Rankins and Davis Kouk

April 5 - April 27

Opening: April 5 from 7PM-10PM

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Recent works by Clayton Hurt, Joel Kiser and Bruce Monroe.


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Untitled (via web), Bruce Monroe

Downstairs Project Space

A group show featuring new 500X members, Clint Bargers, Kate Colin, Michael Furrh, Jennifer Seibert, and H. Schenck

Upstairs Project Space

Survival Politics:  Works by David Connolly & Giovanni Valderas

David Connolly and Giovanni Valderas collaboration is inspired by our America: a monolithic struggle with beauty, identity, the elusive nature of power and the will to survive.

March 8th - 30th

Opening March 8th 7:00-10:00 PM

Elaine Pawlowicz



Playing Dead, oil on canvas, 36"x36". 2014.

Narrative Paintings by Elaine Pawlowicz examining quirky perceptions of life and death using animals as metaphors.



John Alexander

Graffiti and Resonance


A master printmaker with a passion for human history, John Alexander Taylor’s new work reminds the viewer of mankind’s struggle for existence, excellence, and dominion over nature.

 His meticulously rendered prints and murals flirt with abstraction and representation to achieve a unique formal language characterized by tension between past and present. The murals of found landmarks (water towers, steel riggings, industrial remnants) epitomize progress – movement, technology, and the advancing human push – but evoke the craft and heart of man.  Classical details and complexity of pattern capture Taylor’s imagination.  He translates technological breakthroughs with the use of acrylic glass and auto vinyl to depict the dependence and future significance of newly created materials, such as plastics.

 With layers and layers of imagery, John Alexander Taylor’s work draws us in, compels us observe the romantic and heroic nobility of the past, and creates a continuum for reflecting on the human experience.




Elizabeth Hurtado

Portal II

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I employ repetitive and mundane activity as a means of tangible accumulation, making use of whatever material may be at hand: pencils, wall, cloth, rope, string, plastic bags, etc. Thematically, my work reflects an ongoing fascination with the concept of accessing or connecting with an ineffable plane of awareness/ existence. Portal II represents a continuing exploration of this theme. Using my arms as needles, I knitted approximately 5,000 yards of hand-cut plarn (plastic yarn) made from recycled trash and garment bags into long strands made of 5 stitch rows. I chose to arrange the strands in the shape of a Fermat's spiral. Both the number 5 and the spiral representing a midpoint or the place where two components might meet.


Downstairs Project Space

 Infinite Blue

Shelby David Meier and Cory Meier A collaborative project utilizing music software to create a work of jazz music that is both random and infinite.


Upstairs Project Space

Saints & Sacrifice

A group show featuring Francisco Josue Alvarado Araujo, Kandice Davis, Jose Dominguez, Jennifer Brandon Elliott, Chancellor Page, Robert Romero, and Orlando Sanchez.

EXPO 2014

The 500X EXPO is a juried exhibition open to any artist within Texas.

Artists may enter up to 3 images/videos (including details) for a total submission fee of $30.

This year’s juror is Gabriel Ritter, The Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, he assumed the role at the Dallas Museum of Art in May 2012. Gabriel Ritter's full bio is available here

Delivery of work is the responsibility of the artist and must be delivered on the designated dates, unless special arrangements are made. Work can be delivered on Feb. 8th or 9th between 2 PM and 5 PM. You will be notified by email or phone if your work is selected. Please do not try to contact anyone if you do not receive any notice.

The opening will be Feb. 15, from 5-8 PM

The show runs from Feb. 15 - Mar. 2

OPENINGS! January 11th 7-10PM

Union Pacific 7355, Cool TX.
Duratrans, 12x12", 2011/13

She Wore Red Downstairs Gallery

Diane Durant 

Detail, Bernardo Cantu

Menudotron Surf Report from Lamborghini Beach dTX

Downstairs Gallery

Bernardo Cantu 
My most recent body of work features abstract sculptural paintings (loosely referred to as reports) from the Menudotron studio. This series continues to reflect themes and elements in my past work such as: Texas/Mexico border culture, rasquache/kitsch, fabric as painting material, high brow and low brow with a flair for tongue-in-cheek 80s, while also absorbing new passive lessons from Memphis Group aesthetics. My work allows me to mediate various seemingly non-linear connections that I feel contribute to carving out new avenues in my reality. While this body of work holds allegiances to the history of traditional wall mounted painting and contain a number of similar elements to my previous works they each, in some way, incorporate something that is still fresh to me. 

Bailey Chapman, oil on canvas, 2013
Texas Woman's University Visual Arts: Selected Works from the Graduate Program
Upstairs Gallery
This exhibition is a selection of works highlighting the work being done by students in the Graduate MA/MFA programs at Texas Woman's University. There are works from each area of the program represented, and all works were juried by the TWU Dept. of Visual Arts faculty.
Information on artworks, or specific artists, please contact Vance Wingate at or 940-898-2533.


Two Pad Stack

Upstairs Project Space

Timothy Harding & Devon Nowlin 

Harding and Nowlin present new experimental works that mark a point of a departure from both artists standard modes of production. In these works each artist uses a daily activity as a point of departure, Nowlin's trips to the museum result in soft sculptures and paintings referencing past exhibitions, while Harding's daily drive to work is recorded via fuzzy iPhone photographs

Knotted Noodle 

Downstairs Project Space Jeff Gibbons

Creative Differences: 35 Years at 500X

On view December 7 December 14, 2013–January 5, 2014 Opening December 7 December 14, from 7:00-10:00 PM

Creative Differences: 35 Years at 500X celebrates the 35th anniversary of 500X, one of the oldest artist-run galleries in Texas and a noted Dallas art space. This exhibition features a variety of media, including painting, photography, installation, assemblage, video, drawing, and performance by a selection of thirty former members spanning from the founding group of artists in the mid 1970s to the most recent alumni.

500X has long served as a space for contemporary artists to showcase new work fresh from the studio. While not a comprehensive presentation of all artists that have been associated with the gallery (there far too many notable former members over the past few decades to feature in a single show), this exhibition presents recent pieces that exemplify the breadth of work being produced by past members. Though the work in Creative Differences encompasses a wide range of materials and styles—from purely abstract to representational to found objects, from painterly to conceptual, from sweet to edgy, from formal to political—the artists are united by their experiences at 500X. While the variety of work speaks to the storied history of the gallery, this exhibition also demonstrates the loyalty to the gallery felt by those who have contributed to and benefitted from the lauded artist-run space.

Founded by a coterie of young artists who saw the lack of an exhibition space for their experimental, cutting-edge work as an opportunity to forge new territory, 500X actively shaped the art community in this area. “Do-it-yourself” became “let’s-do-it-together,” and they established a space where they cooperatively handled all aspects of the exhibitions themselves. Through hard work and dedication to the larger goal of fostering and presenting progressive art in North Texas, the members of 500X over the decades have continued to serve a significant role in establishing young artists, taking the gallery from a notable experiment in the late 1970s to a longstanding icon that continues to be relevant and important, with considerable critical and popular acclaim. It should be noted that many former members have gone on to become art educators, curators, writers, designers, museum professionals, arts administrators, and gallery owners, contributing to the development and expansion of the local art community beyond the production of their own work. 

This show continues the tradition of the Project Space, where two artists collaborate on an installation in one of the gallery spaces at 500X. In Creative Differences, the collaboration features Don Taylor (a member in the 1980s) and his son John Taylor (a current member and the first “legacy” for the gallery). John’s vinyl mural and Don’s paintings will merge in the first-floor space, speaking to the important connections between alumni of the different decades in 500Xs history, connections that play out among many other artists throughout the entirety of the show.

Celebrate this major milestone at the opening reception for Creative Differences on December 7, 2013, from 7 to 10 pm. The exhibition is on view Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 pm, through January 5 (closed for the holidays on December 28 and 29) and by appointment.

Creative Differences is organized by former 500X member Leslie Murrell. 

The exhibition includes the work of:

Frances Bagley Iris Bechtol Christine Bisetto Paul Booker Jim Burton Matthew Clark Michel Demanche Celia Eberle Simeen Farhat Thomas Feulmer Randall Garret Susan kae Grant Scott Hilton Mary Iron Eyes Dottie Love

Natalie Macellaio Robert McAn Greg Metz Nic Nicosia Tom Orr Kerry Pacillio Lesli Robertson Tom Sale Diane Sikes Charlotte Smith Don Taylor John Taylor Vance Wingate Tiffany Wolf Anthony Wright

Anthony Wright, Into Drawing, 2012, gilded wood, 10 ½ x 9 x 4 inches

Celia Eberle, Foreign Policy, 2013, lapis lazuli and copper wire, dimensions variable

Randall Garret, eating, drinking, 2013, oil, latex, tempera, and kaolin on printed cardboard, 66 ½ x 53 inches


Return to Narrative Nov. 2-24


Opening November 2nd   7:00-10:00 PM

The work of Colette Copeland, Michael Francis, Chancellor Page and Giovanni Valderas embraces the oldest and most universal form of communication— storytelling. Working in a variety of media, each artist employs strategies of experimental or non-linear narrative to examine issues surrounding identity, history, and culture.

Colette Copeland’s videos uncover hidden histories, merging the past and present.  She is premiering four new works including the final two videos from Reflections from the Gallows series, as well as a work filmed at Eastham Prison Farm in Lovelady Texas.

Michael Francis paints fictitious worlds, creating representations from abstracted images. He derives his mark making technique from traditional Eastern ink drawings, yet references digital technologies.

Chancellor Page’s recent drawings and paintings evoke pervasive unavailability and isolation. His ongoing investigation into the loss of identity transitions from last season’s work about desire and healing to images of fear and inundation.

Giovanni Valderas’ mixed media paintings address his personal culture and history. Borrowing the frayed elements of the piñata, his work explores materiality, process and the tattered relationships of his Guatemalan ancestry.

Together the artists’ works provide a conduit for cultural memory, questioning how we engage in acts of story telling and remembrance.


Colette Copeland, Eastham Prison Farm, HD video, 2 minutes, 2012


Michael Francis, Beth's Bridge, 28 1/4" x 18 1/2", acrylic on paper, 2013


Chancellor Page, It will swallow you whole. You who are not you. You echo the perverse and profound, Color Pencil 28"x 40", 2013


Giovanni Valderas, Mystical Barbarism, Mixed Media on Paper, 2013




Downstairs Project Space: 100x100 International Video Festival

Upstairs Project Space: The Junior Ward

Also on display: A Collaborative sculptural video installation by Giovanni Valderas' Mountainview College Design students and Colette Copeland's Richland College Digital Video students.

Student Discount - October 11-27


Fall is here and it's time for mid-semester reviews. We put out an open call to Texas art students to show what they have been making.

Chosen from 110 different entrants from around DFW and the state, this year's jurors have chosen the best of the best.

Come and see what these young up-and-comers can do. Who knows... You might catch a glimpse into the future of the Dallas art scene?


The show will run from Oct.11th to Oct.27th , with a reception on Friday the 11th from 7:00-10:00 PM.

This year’s jurors are LauraLee Brott, Jessica Iannuzzi Garcia and Lisa Hees from the McKinney Ave. Contemporary in Dallas, Texas. Also known as The MAC, it is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist’s role in society by providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming.

Continue reading for more information on each individual juror.

LauraLee Brott is the Development Coordinator at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, Texas. She lived abroad in Germany and Saudi Arabia before moving to Dallas in 2000. LauraLee received her bachelors in Interdisciplinary Arts and Design Studies from the University of North Texas in 2010. She is currently studying for her Masters in Art History, with a focus on medieval art, at the University of North Texas. LauraLee is a member of a graduate research team from UNT who will be publishing a volume of scholarship garnered from a trip to the abbey in Maillezais, France. She is a committee member for DCAC’s 2013 Art for Advocacy and has previously worked as a Programming Coordinator for Art This Week. LauraLee is also a contributing artist for an online art collective, womanorial. LauraLee has juried two previous exhibitions, at the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco and for Booker T. Washington’s sponsored exhibit, Young American Talent.

Jessica Iannuzzi Garcia joined The McKinney Avenue Contemporary as Development Coordinator in 2010 until 2013. She currently serves as The MAC’s web manager as well as committee member on The MAC PAC (Professionals + Artists Collective). In July 2012, Jessica co-founded the website, an online platform claiming a mobile space for artists who contemplate the ever-changing concept of the feminine. (wo)manorial has featured four online exhibitions and a physical show at the Goss-Michael Foundation in February 2013. Jessica was originally trained as an artist and graduated from Parsons The New School of Design in 2010 with a concentration in photography.

Lisa Hees was born and raised in Houston, Texas, moving to Dallas in 2005. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Texas at Arlington in December of 2009. In her undergraduate studies she was recognized with an award for “Outstanding Senior in Art History Research” by Robert Hower, Chair of the UT Arlington Art and Art History department. Lisa is currently Executive Director at The MAC is involved with community based projects and organizations including the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center and the Dallas Art Dealers Association. Recently, Lisa was a selected Juror at the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco and the Business Council for the Arts annual On My Own Time art show.

500X Members Show Kick Starts 2013-2014 Season.


DALLAS, Texas (Aug, 2013) – The members of 500X Gallery have locked up their summer homes, landed their private planes and docked their yachts for the summer, ready to get a jump start on this year’s exciting exhibition calendar! Consider this a tasting menu of what is to come. So get out and check out what Texas’ oldest artist run gallery space has to offer.

Presenting new work from everyone, the Members Show provides a great example of the varying mediums and styles that are present within the group. From painting to photography to conceptual art, 500X is ready to show why it has been around for so long. And why it is here to stay. So you better get used to it.

The current list of 500X members includes (in alphabetical order): Bernardo Cantu, Colette Copeland, Diane Durant, Michael Francis, Timothy Harding, Clayton Hurt, Joel Kiser, Shelby David Meier, Bruce Monroe, Chancellor Page, Elaine Pawlowicz, Irby Pace, John Alexander Taylor, and Giovanni Valderas.

The gallery will hold an opening Saturday Sept. 7

Exposition Ave., Dallas, TX 75226. Regular gallery hours are from 12:00 PM – 5:00PM on Saturdays and Sundays, or by special appointment.



P.S. We will be accepting submissions for our annual college expo starting September 1st. Get your images ready. Don't worry... We will remind you again.


Hot And Sweaty 2: Open Season | Drop Off June 8th & 9th

Hot and Sweaty 2: Open Season
Announcing 500X's 2nd annual unjuried OPEN SHOW!!!
Entry fee- $30 for up to 3 works
Size limit- 48" maximum on the longest side

500X staff will be on hand to assist in placing and hanging work. All work must have adequate hanging hardware- wire or D-rings, works that are not fit for display will not be accepted.
Pedestals available first-come first-serve.
All media accepted, video/sound/electronic works must have all equipment provided by artist. 
30% commission on all sales. All participating artists must sign the contract stipulating the full terms of exhibition in the gallery. 
Drop Off: June 8th & 9th 2-5pm
Opening: June 15th 7-10pm
Show runs: June 15th- June 30th
     Sat & Sun 12-5pm 
Pick up: June 30th 5-7pm
Monday: July 1st 5-7pm
Tuesday: July 2nd 5-7pm
Work not picked up by July 2nd or other arrangements made by July 7th will be discarded.

The Color Black: A Conversation In Three Parts

May 11 - June 2, 2013

The Color Black:

A Conversation In Three Parts 

L.E. Doughtie

Diane Durant

Timothy Harding 

Opening Saturday May 11, 2013 7-10PM


Diane Durant 

(image detail) That was just a rumor (2011), gelatin silver contact print, 6x6".

New installations by Diane Durant use photographs, texts, and objects to construct both stable and unstable narratives. These "true stories" retell experiences from the artist's past and explore ideas of memory, double literacy, and the veracity of the photographic image within a narrative sequence.  

Timothy Harding

(image detail) Graphite, Canvas, Stretcher, 2012, graphite on canvas.

New works by Timothy Harding act as moments that have been dislocated from their source. Through reference to recognizable but otherwise unknown subjects, these drawings challenge the viewer's understanding of perceived reality by existing somewhere between fact and fiction.

L.E. Doughtie

(image detail) Untitled, 2013, Ink on paper, 60x83''.

New drawings by L.E. Doughtie are an investigation into scale, constructed with consuming and meticulous mark.


In the Project Spaces



Kandice Davis and Chancellor Paige


Connecting Vision 

John Alexander Taylor and Arthur Fields

Joel Kiser & Jonathan Snow

Opening Saturday April 13, 2013 7-10PM   

April 13 - May 5 2013

Downstairs Gallery

Joel Kiser

Tales from the Frying Pan


Joel Kiser's current body of work explores traditional cast narratives or "kitschoclasms" as he calls them.  These works are born from the insights and lunacies of Mad Magazine, National Lampoons, and the Weekly World News genre of thought.  Joel finds these kitsch objects or characters waiting for him to be repurposed using the surface vocabulary of 1980's fanboy culture.   From the cast forms Joel charges these cast vignettes with the old genre of "tall tale" fables whose residue boils down to an experiment with the "National Inquirer" laboratory of meaning, where the fuzzy boundaries separating reality from representation are constantly being redrawn.

Jonathan Snow

Steps in the Continuum

con·tin·u·um - A continuous sequence in which adjacent elements are not perceptibly different from each other, although the extremes are quite distinct.



Candace Hicks

Common Threads 

Upstairs Gallery


Taking note of coincidences is akin to the kind of observation a landscape or portrait artist practices.  Thus, my observations take the form of hand-stitched texts that I call Common Threads.   Sewing every line, letter, and illustration in the books enhances their status as objects.   By laboring over a dime store composition book, painstakingly recreating it by hand, I have found a way to express the insignificant as potentially philosophical.  Just as a landscape or portrait painter's observations allow them to reproduce a version of reality, my scrutiny of repetition creates a narrative that navigates fictional universes.


Studying coincidence led me to other speculative areas of science and the paranormal.  My work customarily explores the aesthetic and narrative possibilities of crop circles, secret societies, and alchemy.  This interest in pseudoscience developed into an alternate version of string theory to explain the occurrence of coincidence.  Most of my projects take the form of books or series of prints as each represents an inquiry or sustained reflection on a given subject.  Like the patterns the covers of composition notebooks, patterns in fictional universes can go unnoticed without the care of sustained scrutiny.  I just happen to be the one paying attention.


Candace Hicks, String Theory Volume II, 2012, artists' book


In the Project Spaces- 


Material + Structure

An installation of curious, ferrous metallurgy by John Robert Craft

Presented by Joel Kiser 

What would we all would experience if we could shrink down 

small enough to walk amongst the microscopic structures 

of steel's atomic components?  


The Landscape is Motorized

A collaboration between Timothy Harding & Gregory Ruppe

Deriving its name from Jameson’s thoughts on consumer society and notions of false realisms, THE LANDSCAPE IS MOTORIZED exists somewhere between experimental place making and dimensional exploration.

Nate Glaspie, Shelby David Meir, & Shayne Murphy at 500x

Opening Saturday March 9, 2013 7-10PM

Nate Glaspie & Shelby David Meier

March 9 - April 7 2013

Downstairs Gallery

Prop 65 Warning

Artists Nate Glaspie and Shelby David Meier address issues of consumption and waste within contemporary culture. Influenced by vacuum-form packaging designs, Glaspie's new series Prop 65,re-constructs the integrity of unnoticed designers within corporate America.

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Surrogate Icons and Activities

Referencing multiple subjects surrounding popular culture and art history, Meier's work Surrogate Icons and Activities creates a conceptual web centered around technology, consumption and originality.


Shayne Murphy

Fever Dreaming 

Upstairs Gallery

Shayne Murphy's paintings incorporate the figure within invented and ambiguous spaces to invoke a sense of exploration and discovery. The relationship between the figures and the spaces they occupy take on the role of a transient, protector, destroyer, or remain obscured. Fusing figurative realism with linear abstraction, Murphy seeks to create a hyper-reality that acts as a manifestation of the real and imagined. He is interested in humankind's innate curiosity of the unknown and our desire for escapism.


Shayne Murphy - Surfacing, 2013, Oil on panel, 62" x 48"

In the Project Spaces-


Bruce Monroe


A Collaboration with

Christine Bisetto and Sally Packard

EXPO 2013 - Juror's Selections Announced

500X presents:

EXPO 2013

Juried by Iris Bechtol!!!


500X Gallery Presents:

EXPO 2013 A juried exhibition for artists in Texas Juror: Iris Bechtol

February 16- March 3, 2013 Opening Reception: February 16, 7-10pm


Kalee Appleton, Justin Atkinson, Luke Ball, Lane Banks, Benjamin Bascombe, Bryce Bennett, Preston Bradley, Joseph Browning, Kerry Butcher, Bailey Chapman, Rusty Chapman, Bee Chehayeb, Ben Davis, Jose Dominguez, Jackson Echols, Morgan Everhart, Ari Ferdman, Jessica Fuentes, Laura Garcia, Danielle Georgiou, Lori Giesler, Trish Igo, Shawn Jackson, Allison Jarek, Cosmo Jones, Norman Kary, Mandy Keathley, Ingrid Laubach, Antonia Lechuga, Alisa Levy, Nan Martin, Gary McCoy, Thomas Menikos, Ashley Milow, Katie Murray, Jeanne Neal, Ricardo Paniagua, Jess Peri, Cassie Phan, Sean Phetsarath, Jon Revett, Alex Revier, Angelita Rodriguez, Joel Sampson, Orlando Sanchez, Kristina Smith, Julia Trinh, Kathy Windrow, and Kathryn Young.

About EXPO 2013

500X Gallery, Texas' oldest artist-run space, hosts one of North Texas' most anticipated annual juried competitions. 500XPO 2013 is open to all artists over the age of 18 living in Texas. All visual media are eligible, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and video (artist must supply all required electronic equipment).

About the Juror

Iris Bechtol is an artist, curator, and professor of art.  She was a member of 500X Gallery from 2001 - 2005.  Iris earned a BFA from the Univesity of North Texas School of Visual Arts in 2001 and an MFA in Intermedia from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2010.  Ideologically, her work is a phenomenologically induced practice of how we (I and the other) encounter and perceive the ordinary.  Her work has been featured in national and international spaces such as Lumenhouse Project in Brooklyn, NY and BLOK Gallery in Belgrade, Serbia.  Iris is currently the Gallery Director of the Eastfield College Art Galleries and Coordinator of the Permanent Art Collection.

C4 Opening Saturday January 12, 2013 7-10PM

Opening Saturday January 12, 2013 7-10PM


January 12 - February 2, 2013

C4-a malleable plastic explosive; a pre-workout supplement which ignites mind and body; acronym for composition 4.

The work of Christine Bisetto, Colette Copeland, Clayton Hurt & Chancellor Page is an exhibition composed of the ideas, whether lyrical or igniting alternate realities, that address: remembrance, ephemera and happenstance (Bisetto); history, gender politics and the macabre (Copeland); the act of forgetting in relation to time and the use of symbolism (Page); struggle and humor (Hurt).

Christine Bisetto, The Ties


Christine Bisetto, The Ties


video still from Ghost of Susanna Cox, 2012

Colette Copeland, video still from Ghost of Susanna Cox, 2012

Chancellor Page with Bryan Scott, Missing 1972, Mary Trlica, digital print

Clayton Hurt, detail from BARK, 2012, mixed media

In the Project Spaces- Downstairs- Bernardo Cantu

Upstairs- Monthly Weather Review with Chief Meteorologist Harold Taft Diane Durant with Devyn Gaudet

500X presents: EXPO 2013 Juried by Iris Bechtol

It's that time again! Are you ready?

500X presents: EXPO 2013

Juried by Iris Bechtol Submission Deadline: February 1


500X Gallery Presents:

EXPO 2013 A juried exhibition for artists in Texas Juror: Iris Bechtol February 16- March 3, 2013 Opening Reception: February 16, 7-10pm

Submission Deadline: February 1


About EXPO  2013

500X Gallery, Texas' oldest artist-run space, hosts one of North Texas' most anticipated annual juried competitions. 500XPO 2013 is open to all artists over the age of 18 living in Texas. All visual media are eligible, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and video (artist must supply all required electronic equipment).

About the juror 

Iris Bechtol is an artist, curator, and professor of art.  She was a member of 500X Gallery from 2001 - 2005.  Iris earned a BFA from the Univesity of North Texas School of Visual Arts in 2001 and an MFA in Intermedia from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2010.  Ideologically, her work is a phenomenologically induced practice of how we (I and the other) encounter and perceive the ordinary.  Her work has been featured in national and international spaces such as Lumenhouse Project in Brooklyn, NY and BLOK Gallery in Belgrade, Serbia.  Iris is currently the Gallery Director of the Eastfield College Art Galleries and Coordinator of the Permanent Art Collection.

The Rules

*To submit work, please visit

*The exhibition is open to all artists over the age of 18 living in Texas.

*The entry fee is $30 for up to 3 images (includes details of work).

*All visual media are eligible, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and video (artist must supply all required electronic equipment).

*Artists will be notified via email Wednesday, February 7 by 8pm if the work has been accepted into the exhibition. If you do not receive an email, your work has not been accepted.

The Exhibition

*Work must be exhibition ready (with securely attached D-rings, cleats, etc). Works without hanging hardware will be rejected, not included in the exhibition, and there will be no refund of the entry fee. *Complex installations will be considered only if the artist is available to install. *Securely label each work with your name, title of work, media, dimensions, date of execution, and price.You will be asked to fill out a form with this information for our records again on site. *The gallery retains a 30% commission on all artwork sold during the exhibition.


January 1-February 1: Submission of work online at February 7 : Accepted artists notified by 8pm February 9 & 10, 2-5pm: Artists drop-off work February 16 : EXPO Opens (Opening Reception: 7-10pm that evening) March 3 : Exhibition Ends March 4 & 5, 2013, 5-7pm: Artists Pick-Up Work

Opening December 1, 2012 7-10PM

December 1-January 6, 2012

In the Downstairs Main Gallery

Elaine Pawlowicz  & Irby Pace

Elaine Pawlowicz, Rainbow Roots

A Rock in the Sky

A series of oil paintings by Elaine Pawlowicz reinterpreting images found in nature located the bottom of the world and responding to the phenomena of gravity, attachment, suspension, and vertigo.


Irby Pace, Red Pop


With Pop! I am creating a new way to view the traditional landscape through photography. I am painting the sky with clouds of colored smoke which are released via canisters that I am levitating into the physical space. 

500X Presents

In the Upstairs Gallery

White Lie

Benjamin Terry

Goodbye To Sleep, 60" x 80", mixed media on panel

Working with memory, fantasy, dreams and time, I create narrative sequences that reflect on internal conflict, self-doubt, ulterior motives and emotional trauma. The complexity of relationships with loved ones serve as a constant resource for narrative content. Like a memory or dream, parts of those stories become blurred or fragmented, and the original thought is always transformed. Each painting's evolution, whether through multiplicity, incompleteness or obliteration implies that my subjects are odd fragments of a half-forgotten memory.

In the Project Spaces- 


All in All Jonathan Snow  



Matthew Clark, Clayton Hurt, Tiffany Wolf

November 3-25, 2012 Bruce Monroe, Michael Francis, Bernardo Cantu, John Alexander Taylor

500x Presents


November 3-25, 2012

Bruce Monroe             Michael Francis Bernardo Cantu     John Alexander Taylor
Opening Reception November 3, 7 - 10 pm

Buste, Screenprint, 2012
Bruce Monroe-
AIDS forms the core of my being and therefore the core source of much of my work. Much of my imagery alludes to a physical "safety net" that my doctor once warned me could only take so much of a beating before it failed and led to a cascading fall in health.  With each cut I make in my work, I attempt to reconstruct the destruction of the body -- seeking the failure point of the material -- following with reinforcement to shore up and reconstitute the self.  The resulting end is an embodied labyrinth of the myriad paths that anyone with a disease must follow to achieve a form of stasis within their own bodies and in the world.

Bruce Monroe

Group Entering the Woods, oil on linen

Michael Francis
This work explores the fringes of our constructed world; spaces where nature begins to reclaim forgotten areas. Showing cycles of life, death and rebirth in dreamlike scenes that fade in and out of our consciousness.
On Stage

eso eso eso, mixed media

Bernardo Cantu-
Bernardo navigates between the spaces of: 2d and 3d, fabric and paint, uncertainty and certainty,  high art and low art, tex-mex border cultue and pop culture, minimal and baroque, painting and sculpture, sci fi and anthropology.

3 Hour Tour

John Alexander Taylor-
Peso Whistle Park
Growing up one of my favorite places was Penny Whistle Park - an indoor amusement park for children, which closed decades ago. In an effort to recall the fun-loving, exciting, colorful memories I created this work to expose my inner child through the seemingly impromptu carnivals that pop up in retail parking lots, particularly Hispanic grocery stores.  I hope the images invoke carefree memories of childhood fun.
In the PROJECT SPACES Downstairs- Laura Doughtie and John Nicholas Hutchings -- 
Upstairs Bradly Brown and Shelby David Meier Mercury Retrograde

NEW CROP: 2012

NEW CROP: 500X College Expo

Opening October 6, 7-10pm

Jurors: Barry Whistler and Allison V. Smith 

About NEW CROP: 500X College Expo

500X Gallery, Texas' oldest artist-run space, continues our annual juried show for college students!

Like the annual Expo juried show, NEW CROP: 500X College Expo aims to bring together artists from around the state. The exhibition offers college students an opportunity to enter into a dialogue with their Texas-based counterparts and to see work by their colleagues at other institutions. The exhibition will offer visitors an overview of the variety of perspectives that exist throughout colleges and universities in Texas.



Amanda Amaral

Joseph Browning

Kerry Butcher

Bryan Clocker

Hannah Corley

Sheryl  David


Jarrod Estes

Morgan Everhart

Sarah Francis

Abhidnya Ghuge

Corey Gossett

Christopher Green

Laura Horner

Stefany Johnson

Kyle Jordan

Ashley Kauschinger

Kelsey Kilcrease

Hiroko Kubo

Alan Linnstaedt

Jessica Martinez

Thomas Menikos

Daniel Miller

Randall Mosman

David Namaksy

Alizsha Pennington

Jess Peri

Maria Pizzarello

Allie Regan

Milton Rodriguez

Glen Rust

Caroline Sharpless

KT Shiue

Kristina Smith

Brandon Snow

Lisa Tremaine

Mariah Tyler

Ethan Wang

Zach Welch

Kathryn  Young


University of North Texas, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas Christian University, Texas Woman's University, Collin County Community College, University of Houston, Richland Community College, Houston Baptist University, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Dallas, and University of Texas at Tyler

 About the Jurors

Barry Whistler is the owner and director of Barry Whistler Gallery. Established in 1985 in Dallas, Texas, Barry Whistler Gallery primarily focuses on Texas artists exhibiting and selling contemporary paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and photography as well as installation and performance works. Represented artists from Texas include: The Art Guys, Scott Barber, Kelli Connell, Linnea Glatt, Toni LaSelle, Lawrence Lee, Michael Miller, Betsy Odom, John Pomara, Allison V. Smith, Ann Stautberg, Lorraine Tady, John Wilcox, Danny Williams; as well as Bob Wilhite and Skeet McAuley from California, and Johnnie Winona Ross from New Mexico.

The gallery has also exhibited and handles inventory by New York artists Mark Williams and Adam Raymont, Irene Roderick from Austin, Michael C. McMillen from Los Angeles, Darryl Lauster from Houston, and Kirsten Macy from Dallas.

Dallas native Allison V. Smith took her first snapshot when she was 8 years old, and she's been taking pictures ever since. After earning a degree in journalism from Southern Methodist University, she worked as a staff photographer for newspapers such as the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, and Santa Fe New Mexican. In 2003 she made the decision to become a freelance photographer, yet her photojournalism continues to make itself evident in her portraits, magazine work, and fine art work. Smith's portraits have appeared in a number of publications, including Texas Monthly, The New York Times, Dwell and the Oxford American, and her Marfa, Texas series has been exhibited in galleries in Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, and Los Angeles. The photographer wanders the world with her red Hasselblad and her two yellow Labs-Bucks and Daisy. They patiently ride to Marfa with Smith several times a year, Maine once a year, and wherever else the work takes them (37 states so far). Smith's work is in the permanent collection at the Dallas Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Art in Houston and private collections in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Moscow. She is represented by Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas, Texas.