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Exhibit Archive

These Bright Hours
a solo exhibition of works by Hannah Bludworth
January 13 - February 12, 2020
Reception with Artist:  January 18, 2020, 6 - 8 pm

Hannah Bludworth is a native Texan and abstract painter currently residing in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed a BA in Painting at Texas Woman's University. Her work is defined by lucid layers of washed paint beneath frenetic strokes of bold colors. Bludworth's work attempts to capture the vague spaces between reality, dreams, figurative, and non-figurative.

Untitled, 2019 Hannah Bludworth Oil on Canvas
Untitled, 2019 Hannah Bludworth Oil on Canvas


Studio Active: Advanced Student Juried Exhibition
November 4 - December 13, 2019
Awards Reception:  Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 3pm - 5pm

See what El Centro creative students are sharing in the arts, drama, and music fields! Monetary prizes will be awarded to First Place and three Honorable Mentions by Juror Bailey Chapman. Bailey Chapman is an artist and musician. She received her BFA in Painting from the University of North Texas and an MFA in Painting from Texas Woman's University. Chapman is the drummer for Dallas punk bands Pearl Earl and Heavy Pulp, and Los Angeles band Thelma and the Sleaze.

White Fortress, 2017 Janeth Davalos, Digital Collage
White Fortress, 2017 Janeth Davalos, Digital Collage


Time and Temperature
October 4 - October 25, 2019
Opening Reception:  Friday October 4, 2019, 5pm - 7pm

An exhibition of ceramic art exploring function, form, abstraction, and technique.

Installation shot of Kelly O'Briant's Mediations, 2018 at El Centro
Installation shot of Kelly O'Briant's Mediations, 2018 at El Centro


Downtown Faculty and Staff Exhibition
August 26 - September 27, 2019
Opening Reception:  Thursday, September 5, 2019, 2pm - 4pm

At the beginning of each academic year, this exhibition showcases work from our Faculty and Staff of the El Centro Art Department. The exhibition is interdisciplinary featuring sculpture, paintings, ceramics, photography, drawing, digital media and other mediums.

'Oasis, 2019' by Amin Tejani - Oil on Canvas - 19.5 x 27.5
"Oasis, 2019" by Amin Tejani
Oil on Canvas, 19.5 x 27.5"



"Big Dreams: Student Art Exhibition"
Apr. 15 - May 3, 2019
Opening Reception: Apr. 25, 2019, 2- 4 p.m.

The H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery at El Centro College announces its annual student art exhibition. Each spring, this juried competition showcases work from our studio art classes here at El Centro College. The exhibit will feature art in the categories of Painting/Watercolor, Drawing, Mixed Media, Digital Imaging, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Fibers. This year’s judges are Jessica Trevizo and Mylan Ngyen, both of whom are artists and curators from the DFW area.

Big Dreams: Student Art Exhibition
Big Dreams: Student Art Exhibition


Berding Fordham Jones Award Ceremony
(40th Cecil Wallace Fordham Award)
Apr. 5, 2019, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The Cecil Wallace Fordham Award in Visual Arts is presented each year to an outstanding art student at each of the seven Dallas County Community Colleges. Each Fordham winner receives a cash award and the opportunity to participate in the annual art exhibition at H. Paxton Moore Fine Art at El Centro College. The Cecil Wallace Fordham Award is made possible by a gift from Mr. Fordham’s daughter, Eleanor Fordham Jones, and her family. This gift was made in memory of his love for visual beauty.

Berding Fordham Jones Award Ceremony
Berding Fordham Jones Award Ceremony


"Young American Talent"
Opens Feb.16 - Mar.20, 2019
Reception:  Mar. 20, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m.

The exhibition is sponsored in collaboration with the Visual Arts Guild of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Works in the categories of Painting/Watercolor, Drawing, Mixed Media, Digital Imaging, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Ceramics, Fibers and Jewelry will be featured.

Young American Talent 2019 poster
Young American Talent 2019 poster



"That's So Fresh Expo"
On View: January 31 – February 14, 2019
Reception:  Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 4 – 6 p.m.



 
Frida and me by Leah Lawless Smith, Acrylic on canvas
Frida and me by Leah Lawless Smith, Acrylic on canvas