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.