Graduate Juried Exhibition


Onward Forward 2019 submissions will open in March 2019

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is proud to announce we will be hosting our third annual Onward Forward  in 2019. This exhibition is for artists currently enrolled in an MA or MFA degree in Dallas, Denton, and Fort Worth area. The exhibition is open themed and submissions from all visual media are eligible, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and video. The juried group is an opportunity for current students to exhibit their work alongside their university colleagues in the region and gives visitors an excellent overview of the variety of perspectives that exist locally.

2019 Juror

Our 2019 Juror is Katherine Wagner, arts advocate and CEO of Business Council for the Arts, a not-for-profit organization. Throughout her career, Ms Wagner has developed and encouraged relationships between businesses and arts organizations.


Application deadline
April 15, 2019

Notification of acceptance 
April 19, 2019

Deadline for receipt of work

May 4, 2019

Opening Reception 
May 10, 2019, 6- 8 p.m.

Exhibition closes
June 23, 2019

All art to be picked up
June 28, 2019


Artists currently enrolled in either an MA or MFA program at a participating University including: Southern Methodist University, University of Arlington (UTA), Texas Christian University (TCU), Texas Woman’s University (TWU), University of Dallas (UD), University of North Texas (UNT), and University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). All works submitted must be original and must have been completed within the past two years.


The juror will determine acceptance into the show from digital images only (see following requirements). Accepted work may be disqualified if it differs significantly from the images submitted for that work. For notification of juror results please include an up to date e-mail address with application.

Digital Image Requirements

Digital images must be JPG files with 300 dpi resolution and a width and/or height maximum of 1800 pixels/6 inches. Be sure to name your image files using the last four digits of your phone number followed by an underscore, then a letter/number combination indicating to which entry they apply. EXAMPLE: 1234_A1.jpg. Each single work may be represented by two images ONLY.


Artists may enter up to four works (no entry fee) by completing the ONLINE form. Check back soon for details.

Procedure for Accepted Works

Works should arrive by the May 4 ready for installation with special instructions included. Hand delivered accepted works must be received (in a reusable sturdy container) at the University of Dallas Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery.

Mail Entries To:

University of Dallas - Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery
1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas 75062


The Beatrice M. Haggerty encourages the sales of exhibited work. In support of our artists, we will not seek commission. Your contact information will be passed on to interested parties seeking to purchase artwork. Indicate on your Entry Form/Exhibition Agreement if your work is for sale, and the sale price if applicable.


The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery will exercise all due care when handling your work but will not be held responsible for loss, damage or replacement.


The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery retains the right to display, project and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes only. Individual photographers still retain copyright to his/her own individual images.