October 7 - November 5, 2017, Reception October 7, 7pm - 10pm

Downstairs / Main Gallery: Expo 2017

500X Gallery, Texas’ oldest, artist–run, cooperative galleries, hosts one of North Texas’ most anticipated annual juried competitions.

This years 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.


November 11 - December 3, 2017, Reception - November 11, 7pm-10pm

Solo Exhibitions by 500X members: Valerie Powell, Molly Dierks & Tabatha Trolli


December 9, 2017 - January 7, 2018, Reception - December 9, 7pm - 10 pm

Downstairs Gallery: Group Invitational Exhibition

Upstairs Gallery: Group Exhibition of members of Houston artist collective, Box 13


January 13 - February 11, 2018, Reception - January 13 7pm - 10pm

Solo Exhibitions by 500X members: Clint Bargers, Chris Ireland & Steven Foutch


February 24, - March 11, 2018, Reception - February 24, 7pm - 10pm

Downstairs Gallery: College Expo 2018

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, who are currently enrolled as students.


April 14 - May 6, 2018, Reception April 14, 7pm- 10 pm

Solo Exhibitions by 500X members: Kalee Appleton, Seth Lorenz, Lyneé Bowman Cravens, & Ross Faircloth


May 12 - June 3, 2018, Reception May 12, 7pm -10pm

Solo Exhibitions by 500X members: Justin Strickland Hoff, Ashley Whitt, & Tony Veronese


June 9 - June 24, Reception - June 9, 7pm - 10pm

Downstairs & Upstairs Gallery: Hot & Sweaty, the open show