Upcoming Exhibitions

57th Annual Juried Competition

On view: 27-Feb-2020 09-May-2020

The 57th Annual Juried Competition

on view February 27 - May 9, 2020

Reception with Juror's Talk and Prize Announcements: Friday, February 28th, 5:30-7:30pm

The Masur Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium. Over $3,000 in prizes is awarded to artists every year. Last year's Best in Show prize went to Gabi Magaly, of San Antonio, TX, for her photographic tapestry Santa Catherine De Siena.

This long-running competition also showcases some of America’s best curatorial talent. The juror for the 57th Annual Juried Competition is Allison Glenn, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, AR).

Past jurors include: Catherine Futter, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Joel Parsons, Cough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College; Daniel Stetson, LSU Museum of Art; Gia Hamilton, Joan Mitchell Center; Holly Hughes, Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Sandra Firmin, Colorado University Art Museum; Kelly Shindler, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; George Shackelford, Kimbell Art Museum; Liza Simone, Phantom Galleries, Los Angeles; Alison Greene, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; David Houston, currently Bo Bartlett Center; and Miranda Lash, currently Speed Art Museum.

Thumbnail Image: Camila Franco Ribeiro Gomide (Baltimore, MD), Sol e Tia Thaynah, digital photograph. Courtesy of the Artist.

Selected Artists:

Gerald Alderman (GA), Jenny E. Balisle (CA), Nancy Barbosa (GA), Stephanie Cobb (LA), Brandon Crist (LA), Bill Davis (MI), Drek Davis (LA), Brooks Dierdorff (FL), William Dooley (AL), David Gardner (CA), Annette Giaco (SC), Southerly Gold (LA), Camila Franco Ribeiro Gomide (MD), Robert Gordon (AR), Anna Grevenitis (NY), Kevin B. Jones (CA), Bette Kauffman (LA), Jaime Knight (CA), Ann Kozeliski (FL), Marcia Mahoney (LA), John Moore (AL), Arely Morales (TX), Armin Mühsam (MO), Lake Roberson Newton (TN), Steve Novick (MA), Raymond Padron (TN), Sung Eun Park (OR), Linden Pohland (WI), Ziba Rajabi (AR), Roz Ritter (CA), Jennifer Robison (LA), Rossana Romero (CA), Tokie Rome-Taylor (GA), Sarah G. Sharp (NY), Martina Shenal (AZ), Ginger Sisco-Cook (TX), Shyun Song (NY), Bradley Dever Treadaway (NY), Vadis Turner (TN), Jiawei Zhao (NY)



Letitia Huckaby: par·ish

On view: 28-May-2020 15-Aug-2020

Letitia Huckaby: par·ish

On view May 28-Aug 15, 2020


Opening reception: June 25, 5:30-7:30pm

with a panel discussion with Letitia Huckaby and Lisa Qualls from 6pm


par·ish

/ˈperiSH/

: parish; plural noun: parishes

1  (in the Christian Church) a small administrative district typically having its own church and a priest or pastor."a parish church"

2 (in Louisiana) a territorial division corresponding to a county in other states.


This exhibition draws heavily from Huckaby's series "40 Acres... Gumbo Ya Ya," which consists of images taken in rural Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas and framed in vintage embroidery hoops. Also featured are pieces from Huckaby's "Shop Rags" series, and a multi-media quilt titled Mississippi Mud. the exhibition examines the landscape of the rural South, the realities and longings of a neglected culture, and the hopes and dreams passed on to future generations.

Born in Augsburg, Germany, Letitia Huckaby began her artistic career at the age of four, when here parents started her in dance classes. She went on to participate in the prestigious Oklahoma Arts Institute two years in a row. It was this exposure to a variety of other art forms that led her to photography, which she formally persued through a Journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma, followed by a BFA in photography from the Art Institute of Boston and a Master’s degree from the University of North Texas in Denton.

Huckaby has exhibited at the Dallas Contemporary, the Galveston Arts Center, Renaissance Fine Art in Harlem curated by Deborah Willis, PhD, the McKenna Museum in New Orleans, the Camden Palace Hotel in Cork City, Ireland, the Texas Biennial at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum and now the Anzenberger Gallery in Vienna, Austria. Her work is included in many prestigious collections. Huckaby resides in Fort Worth, TX with her husband, fellow artist Sedrick Huckaby, and their children.


Thumbnail: Letitia Huckaby, Sharecroppers Duplex, 2017, pigment print on fabric with vintage embroidery hoop. Courtesy of the Artist.


Lisa Qualls: Southern Stories

On view: 28-May-2020 15-Aug-2020

Lisa Qualls: Southern Stories

on view: May 28 - Aug 15, 2020


Opening reception: June 25, 5:30-7:30pm

with a panel discussion with Letitia Huckaby and Lisa Qualls from 6pm


Lisa Qualls grew up in Louisiana and has lived in the South for most of her life.  Her art reflects her personal history and lifelong interest in culture and identity.  For the past several years, Qualls has been traveling through the southern states collecting images and stories that she uses as inspiration for art.  More recently, Qualls has concentrated on using images of plants and textiles that she sees as part of her cultural identity. She experiments with paper, plastics and cement in order to find the most successful combinations of technique and material.  Painting with oils on duralar, drawing with graphite on canary paper and casting natural objects in a cement hybrid are combinations that she frequently uses. Her work is startlingly realistic, and visitors will need to look closely to see any evidence of pencil or brushstrokes.

This exhibition will feature a variety of drawings and paintings exploring the natural landscape of the South, fairy-tales and legends, and cultural history. A special new sculptural installation designed for this exhibition will also debut at the Masur Museum.

Qualls received her BFA and BA from the University of Texas at Austin. She continued her studies in Fine Art and Design at Parsons and FIT in New York, NY and CISIM in Ravenna, Italy. She is represented by Ann Connelly Fine Art in Baton Rouge, LA. Qualls is a longtime friend of the Masur Museum: she has been featured in Juried Competitions, has taught classes and workshops, and has donated several quality artworks by notable Contemporary American artists to the Masur Museum's permanent collection. She currently resides in Tallahassee, FL.


Thumbnail: Lisa Qualls, Muse II (Part 1), 2019, graphite on paper. Courtesy of the Artist.

Noh Theatre in the Woodblock Prints of Tsukioka Kogyo (1869-1927)

On view: 03-Sep-2020 21-Nov-2020

Noh Theatre in the Woodblock Prints of Tsukioka Kogyo (1869-1927)

On view September 3-Nov 21, 2020

This exhibition was organized by independent curator Annemarie Sawkins.

Opening reception Thursday, September 3, 5:30-7:30pm with Gallery Talk at 6:30pm

Featuring over 50 Japanese color woodblock prints and several masks, this exhibition explores the art of woodblock prints and the history, stories, and costumes of Japanese Noh theater at the turn of the 20th century. Artist Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869–1927) came of age in the Meji era (1868–1912), a period of modernization when Japan was opened to world trade after more than two hundred years of relative isolation. Kōgyo specialized in depictions of Noh Theater, a classical art form which until then had primarily been enjoyed by social elites. This changed at the end of the 19th century, however, when Noh Theater expanded in popularity and was embraced by the middle class. Kōgyo’s numerous paintings were translated into series of woodblock prints, including Pictures of Noh (1897–1902), One Hundred Noh Dramas (1922–1926), and Encyclopedia of Noh plays, (1925–1930).


Image: Tsukioka Kogyo, Kumasaka (Kumasaka the Robber) from Nogaku Hyakuban (One Hundred Noh Dramas), 1922-1926. Woodblock print.

Theo Tobiasse: Textural Emergence

On view: 03-Sep-2020 21-Nov-2020

Theo Tobiasse: Textural Emergence

On view September 3-Nov 21, 2020

Theo Tobiasse: Textural Emergence was organized by the Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandra, Louisiana.

Opening reception Thursday, November 5, 5:30-7:30pm with a special Gallery Talk by Rabbi Judy Ginsburgh at 6:30

This award-winning exhibition from the Alexandra Museum of Art's permanent collection features work from the later years of innovative Jewish artist Theo Tobiasse (1927-2012). As a teenager living in Paris, Tobiasse and his family were forced into hiding during the city's Nazi occupation from 1942-1944. Tobiasse's work - influenced by surrealism, expressionism, and modern primitivism - explores themes of mythology, biblical stories, exile, and his own past. All of these elements combine to present rich metaphors for the 20th century. His mix of techiques and mediums brings a rich and colorful emotional quality to these later works.

Programming with this exhibition will include a Jewish film series, lectures on Jewish holidays and symbolism, and a presentation by the son of Holocaust survivors, dates TBA.

Image: Theo Tobiasse, America, 1986, limited edition lithograph on paper. 

William Dunlap: TBA

On view: 10-Dec-2020 6-Feb-2021

William Dunlap: TBA
On view Dec 10, 2020 - Feb 6, 2021

Exhibition information coming soon!