DEADLINE EXTENDED MON. MARCH 26. 8 p.m.
Onward Forward 2018 is now open! Apply Now.
The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery at the University of Dallas is please to announce
an open call for Onward Forward 2018. This exhibition call is for artists currently enrolled in an MA or MFA degree in Dallas,
Denton, and Fort Worth. The exhibition is open themed and submissions from all visual
media are eligible, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and video
(artists must supply all required electronic equipment). All work must be ready to
The juried group show will offer selected students the opportunity to exhibit work
alongside their university colleagues in the region and gives visitors an excellent
overview of the variety of perspectives that exist locally.
We are thrilled to have Holly Johnson as this years Juror. Since 1985, Holly Johnson
has played an important role in introducing contemporary artists to audiences in Chicago,
Houston and Dallas. She opened her namesake gallery in 2005 on Dragon Street and relocated
to her current spot on Levee Street in 2015. Holly Johnson Gallery boasts eight annual
exhibitions, primarily solo shows, with a roster of artists from throughout the U.S.
Holly Johnson's keen insight, industry experience, and love of art has contributed
to the success of her gallery artists as well as the Dallas art scene. We are grateful
for her support.
March 26, 2018
Notification of acceptance
April 11, 2018
Deadline for receipt of work April 29 + April 30, 2018
May 4, 2018, 5:30- 8 p.m.
July 15, 2018
All art to be picked up
July 30, 2018
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
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 three works (no entry fee) by completing the ONLINE form at:
Procedure for Accepted Works
Works should arrive by the 8th of May 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 during one of the following
- April 29: noon to 5 p.m.
- April 30: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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.