February 16, 2019 - March 10, 2019

College Expo 2019

Juror: Giovanni Valderas

Main Gallery - Downstairs

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Congratulations to the exhibiting artists who were selected by our juror, Giovanni Valderas! A native of the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Valderas is the Assistant Gallery Director at Kirk Hopper Fine Art and a visual artist. Previously he was the Gallery Director at Mountain View College. He has served as an appointee by Dallas City Council as Vice Chair of the Cultural Affairs Commission.

Valderas graduated from the College of Visual Arts & Design at the University of North Texas with a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing & Painting. After graduate school he taught at the University of North Texas, Richland, and Mountain View College. He is a former member of 500X gallery, one of the oldest co-op galleries in Texas. His artwork has been featured in the 2013 Texas Biennial, New American Paintings Magazine, issue #108 and #132, Impossible Geometries: Curated works by Lauren Haynes at Field Projects in New York City, and 14x48.org’s public art project in New York City. In addition, Valderas recieved a micro-grant from the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Moss/Chumley award for his proven track record as an advocate for the visual arts. Most recently, Valderas resigned his latest reappointment to the City of Dallas, Cultural Affairs Commission to run for Dallas City Council - District 1, Oak Cliff.

College Expo 2019 Selected Artists:
Lauren Broussard
Dario Bucheli
Julia Cartwright
Harris Chowdhary
Jer'Lisa Devezin
Jake Dockins
Leah Flook
Elizabeth Given
Michelle Gonzales
Steven Gonzalez
Morgan Grasham
Charles Gray
Chunyu Han
Jihye Han
Ashlyn Lee
Devin Lewis
Chris Marin
Michael Mulvey
Niva Parajuli
Maia Pizarro
Kryston Skinner
Amanda Yowell


February 16, 2019 - March 10, 2019

Cut & Paste

Scott Bell

Main Gallery - Upstairs


Cut & Paste is Scott Bell’s first solo exhibition at 500x gallery, featuring a collection of sculptural paintings. His utilization of shaped canvases comments on the built environment, while the images within create a narrative conveying the spirit of our present consumer culture. While these works are ultimately about the home and the shared experiences that a structure encapsulates, the broader scope of the work holds captive fleeting memories and the insignificant moments that define a life.



February 16, 2019 - March 10, 2019

Project Barbatype

Scott Hilton and Bryan Wing (Curated by Ross Faircloth)

Downstairs Project Space

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Project Barbatype (Scott Hilton and Bryan Wing) photograph those who compete in the international circuit of Beard and Mustache Competitions, rendering them immortal with the alchemy of authentic hand-made 19th century tintype photography.  This tight-knit global kinship, dedicated to the perfection of facial hair artistry, demonstrates how communities of affinity can be both a force of positive social progress, and an excuse for a really fun party.  The Barbatype team is branching out! This exhibition will premier tintypes from our new chapter, showing recent work with performers from the Austin International Drag Festival.


February 16, 2019 - March 10, 2019


Emily LaCour Olson, Sarah Palmeri, and Michelle Thomas Richardson

Upstairs Project Space

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Visual artists Emily LaCour Olson, Sarah Palmeri, and Michelle Thomas Richardson explore identity through an unapologetically subjective lens with tactile emotive works representing common feminine experience.