Onward Forward has closed. We will hold our next Summer Graduate Exhibition in late May 2018. 


The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery at the University of Dallas is thrilled to announce an open call to artists currently enrolled in an MA or MFA degree in Arlington, Dallas, Denton, and Fort Worth. This call 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 hang.

The juried group show will offer selected students the opportunity to exhibit work alongside their university colleagues in the region. The exhibition will offer visitors an overview of the variety of perspectives that exist locally.

2017 Jurors
Christina Hayes Haley, is the Gallery Manager & Curator of the Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery. Haley is also a painter and theatre designer (set and costume) from Melbourne, Australia, who collaborates regularly one third of the collaborative sibling art group The Sisters Hayes. Haley served on the advisory board for Signal, a creative studio for young people in the heart of Melbourne and served on selection panels for City of Melbourne Arts Funding.

Kyle Hobratschk is a painter, printmaker and furniture maker focused on architectural subjects and the objects that furnish.  Kyle founded 100W, an international artist residency in Corsicana, TX.  He maintains an intaglio-based printmaking practice at PIC-NIC Press in Dallas, TX with fellow printmaker and 100W event coordinator Adrienne Lichliter.


Application deadline
March 31, 2017

Notification of acceptance (via e-mail)
April 18, 2017

Deadline for receipt of accepted work
May 7, 2017

Artists’ Talks and Preview
May 11, 2017

Opening Reception and Art Party: Exhibition open to the public
May 13, 2017

Exhibition closes
July 8, 2017

All art to be picked up
July 12, 2017


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 three works (no entry fee) by completing the ONLINE form at: https://udallas.wufoo.com/forms/k111c4r811ir7el/

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 times:

  • Friday May 5th: 10 - 4 P.M.
  • Saturday 6th: 1 - 5 P.M.
  • Sunday 7th: 1 - 5 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.


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