Hot and Sweaty 2017: The Open Show

Drop Off: June 3rd and 4th, 2017, 2-5pm

Entry fee- $10 per work; limit 6 entries per artist; Payment due at time of drop off

Works cannot be longer than 48" on any side

500X staff will be on hand to assist in placing and hanging work. All work must have adequate hanging hardware, wire and/or D-rings. Works that are not fit for display will not be accepted. Pedestals are available first-come first-serve basis.

All media is accepted, however, video/sound/electronic works must have all equipment provided by the artist. 500X will take a 40% commission on all sales. All participating artist must sign the contract stipulating the full terms of exhibition in gallery.

Exhibition dates: June 10th - 25th, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10th, 7-10 pm

Pick up: June 25th 5-7pm; June 26th 5-7pm


Exhibition Proposals

500x accepts proposals for exhibition proposals in the Upstairs Gallery and Project Spaces throughout the year. Exhibitions are one month long and run concurrently with the Main Gallery. Applicants need to submit a portfolio via e-mail as a single PDF (10 megs or smaller) to the500xgallery@gmail.com. Applications are accepted year-round and reviewed at member meetings. If the submission is accepted, applicants will be contacted and a contract will be discussed and drafted with the artist.

Portfolio Contents:

  • 20 Images of Recent Work (labeled)
  • Resume
  • Artist's Statement
  • Proposal of the Show's Theme

Upstairs Gallery:

  • Rent:  $600
  • Refundable Deposit: $150

Project Space:

  • Rent: $200
  • Refundable Deposit: $75

Back Gallery Space:

  • Rent: $100
  • Refundable Deposit: $75
  • Note: The Back Gallery does not have track lighting

EXPO 2018

500X Gallery, Texas’ oldest, artist–run, cooperative galleries, hosts one of North Texas’ most anticipated annual juried competitions. Expo 2017 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). All work must be ready to hang.

Juror is Sara-Jayne Parsons. As the Director of the Art Galleries at TCU in Fort Worth, British curator Sara-Jayne Parsons drives the international vision of Fort Worth Contemporary Arts and promotes professional development of students and local artists through programming in Moudy Gallery. Her curatorial practice is informed by working in collaboration or close partnership with artists to produce new art works through commissions, exhibitions and artist residencies. Artists she has worked with in this way include John Akomfrah, Ayman Baalbaki, Sonia Boyce, Jyll Bradley, Sebastiaan Bremer, Gina Czarnecki, Hew Locke, RAWIYA, Janek Schaefer and Emily Speed.
 
Before moving to Fort Worth in 2014 Parsons was the Exhibitions Curator at the Bluecoat in Liverpool, UK, where for eight years she produced a diverse, contemporary exhibition programme.   In that time she was also a collaborative member of the curatorial team for the Liverpool Biennial (the largest international contemporary art festival in the UK) and produced notable commissioned works by Daniel Bozhkov, Khalil Rabah, The Royal Art Lodge and Ranjani Shettar. She has also published critical writing in various contemporary art magazines including Source, Art Monthly Australia and ArtLies, and has published essays in numerous exhibition catalogues.
 
Current projects Parsons is working on for Fall 2017 include the US premiere of “Finding Fanon,” a 3-part film series by UK artists David Blandy and Larry Achiampong, a commission by Panamanian artist Cisco Merel and the presentation of “Iamuslima,” an exhibition by New York-based, Texas artist Baseera Khan.

Exhibition runs from October 7 - November 5, 2017

Due Date: September 15, 2017

Apply: HERE


500X College EXPO

500X Gallery, Texas’ oldest, artist–run, cooperative galleries, hosts one of North Texas’ most anticipated annual student juried competitions. College Expo 2018 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). All work must be ready to hang.

Juror is TBD.

Exhibition runs from February 24 - March 11, 2018

Due: February 9, 2018

Apply: HERE


500X Gallery Membership

500X Gallery accepts new members annually. 500X members are responsible for maintaining and running the gallery. Gallery Membership applications are reviewed at the end of April.
Member Duties:

  • Monthly Dues
  • Working During Show Openings
  • Gallery Sitting (during open hours)
  • Attendance of All Member Meetings

Member Benefits:

  • Monthly Showing in the Members Gallery
  • 2 or 3 Person Show in the Main Gallery (once per year)
  • Associating with Fellow 500X Members
  • DFW Art World Connections

How To Apply For Membership

Artists applying to become a dues-paying member need to submit a portfolio via e-mail as a single PDF (10 megs or smaller) to the500xgallery@gmail.com. 

Portfolio Contents:

  • Letter of Intent
  • 20 Images of Recent Work (labeled)
  • Resume
  • Artist's Statement

Applications are accepted year-round with a due date of May 5, 2018.