Urban Artist Market announces their first-ever “Best of Show” Juried Competition and will start accepting submissions soon via WESTAF CaFÉ through May 1, 2021. Be on the lookout for further information.
Artists may submit in the following disciplines:
- printmaking/photography/digital art
- mixed media/encaustic/mosaic
- leather/fiber art/wearable art
- jewelry design
- glass art
- metal smithing
The prestigious Arts & Culture Texas Magazine will be announcing the winners to their subscribers, and the winners will also be displayed on the Urban Artist Market site. Artist’s reception takes place on June 12 at the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria.
One submission will be selected as “Best of Best of Show” and will receive a gift certificate from the Creative Arts Center of Dallas. All works must be original, non-manufactured concepts of the artist.
If recognized work on display is not that of a current Urban Artist Market gallery member, the Urban Artist Market retains 15% commission if it is sold during the event.
Artist and Gallery Owner
Roberta Masciarelli is a Brazilian born visual artist based in Dallas, Texas. Being in the visual arena her entire life, her artistic expression has evolved through time. Her art is based on what she believes: recycling, repurposing, thinking about the planet and the effects of environmental pollution. She has participated in art events throughout the United States including Dallas, New York, Santa Fe, Sedona and Washington, DC. She has exhibited in international shows in Bosnia, Denmark, English, Holland, India, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Portugal and South Africa. She currently owns and operates the gallery in the Addison Circle Art Center.
Brett Dyer, M.F.A., B.F.A.
Artist and Professor
Brett Dyer, originally from East Texas, currently lives and works in Dallas where he exhibits nationally and serves as an art professor at North Lake College. He teaches private workshops at various art centers and museums and has previously taught at El Centro College, Tarrant County College and Collin College. He has won multiple awards for teaching and his art. Recently he was named the 2015-2016 Presidential Scholar of North Lake College. He has also won mural competitions in which he painted large murals in both Deep Ellum and the City of Irving.
Ms. Pollak brings more than 30 years nonprofit, marketing and public relations experience to her position at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC). A 2007 graduate of the Business Council for the Arts Leadership Arts class, she has been responsible for leading major facility renovations, increased membership and class revenues, and hiring new sought-after instructors. She has served as a community relations consultant for both the nonprofit and corporate sectors, and her efforts have included several arts projects, including organizing a children’s art exhibit for The Family Place’s 10th Anniversary as well as serving on the steering committee for Childhood Revealed: Art Expressing Pain, Discovery Hope, a children’s art exhibit held at NorthPark Center sponsored by the Meadows Foundation and the Mental Health Association of Dallas. She has served on the boards of The Family Place, Youth First Texas and the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts. The UT graduate writes and speaks frequently on the subject of creativity – its value in the workplace, its importance in education and its significance in our wellbeing at all stages of life.