This national competition had over 350 entries submitted this year. 145 works were selected for exhibition in the Center’s Breed Gallery. Fort Worth- based artist Thomas Motley served as juror for this year’s competition and will have an exhibit of his art on display in Gallery 4 in correlation with the CCAN exhibition.
About the Juror
Thomas Motley is a Dallas/FortWorth-based painter and academic. Born in Beaumont, Texas, he’s been drawing since the age of three. Motley is Professor Emeritus of Art and Art History, Richland College, in Dallas. His drawings and paintings have been displayed in many national exhibitions. His paintings have been shown in the DMFA, the Ft. Worth Art Center Museum, The Longview Museum and Art Center, and numerous galleries, including William Campbell Contemporary Art, in Ft. Worth. Motley has lectured at the DMA, and The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, and the Meadows Museum. He has published several art museum catalogs, art periodical critiques and reviews of art exhibits, and research papers for the NEH on art and literature of the Greeks and Romans. He is a contributing author for Eutopia, an online contemporary art review. Motley has been awarded Fulbright Grants to Belgium, the Netherlands, and the UK.
Motley is past Board President of Artist Boat, a Galveston non-profit teaching Texas’ coastal students about art and ecology, and was Chair of the North Texas Fulbright Teacher Exchange Peer Review Committee for over a decade. Motley was a printer in the USAF, an illustrator in the Special Arts Dept. for Ling Temco Vought Corp., and a resident cartoonist for the infamous alternative press, Dallas Notes from the Underground. He lives in Fort Worth.