To help our mission to provide an ever-changing line-up of talent, we enlist the help of a new Selection Committee for each edition. A team of art-world experts who bring their respective talents and differing perspectives, our committee to choose our final artist line-up from hundreds of applications. 


María Elena Ortiz is curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Previously, she was curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), where she curated group shows Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection, The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Caribbean Art, and solo exhibitions. In 2024 the Modern will present Dreams of Emancipation, her survey that explores the history of Surrealism in the Caribbean in connection to Afro-surrealist and Afrofuturist art


Josh Gregg is a Senior Art Advisor at Saatchi Hospitality Art Advisory. His uniquely creative background combines nearly a decade of experience in hospitality design and art consulting with academic knowledge of the arts and design. In his previous role as Creative Director of Lou Verne by Studio 11 Design, he curated comprehensive art programs, collaborated with a plethora of artists and artisans, developed and created original concepts, and coordinated the styling components for select projects.




Erin and JP opened {neighborhood} 12 years ago in Bishop Arts District. They wanted to create a space for hand crafted makers to sell their goods. The dynamic duo curated, displayed and hosted dozens of great art events for some of Dallas’ best up and coming artists. Some of their spectacular art shows feature artists like: Jeremy Biggers, Riley Holloway, Cruz Ortiz, Bruce Lee Webb, JM Rizzi, Wheron, Sam Lao, Matthew Brinston, Abi Salami, Lenworth Mcintosh, Haylee Ryan and so many more.


Jessica Fuentes is the Executive Director of Kinfolk House and Editor-in-Chief at Glasstire Magazine. She is a longtime Fort Worth resident. Jessica is an artist, educator, community advocate, and author. She has worked at the Dallas Museum of Art as Manager of Gallery Interpretation & the Center for Creative Connections and at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art as Manager of School & Community Outreach.




A true entrepreneur at heart and perpetual optimist, Jencey Keeton wears many hats as the founder of Sweet Tooth Hotel. She is focused on growing their next Dallas flagship location into a creative incubator for artists, musicians and explorers. Her mission is to provide a platform for artists, a joyful space for guests and to embrace creativity to birth the unexpected.


Will Heron founded the Wild West Mural Fest in 2018 as an avenue to pursue his passion of creating public art for the city of Dallas. Over the past five years with the WWMF, Heron has helped curate over 60+ large-scale murals by local and national artists for the West Dallas community.


Valerie is the Director of Fine Arts at the Winston School and owner of Pencil on Paper Gallery in Dallas. Some of her recent exhibitions include curatorial projects with the 500X Gallery in Dallas, Southern Methodist University, and the Texas Visual Arts Association.


Daisha is the founder of DAISHA BOARD GALLERY, a Contemporary Art Gallery representing BIPOC ARTISTS, LGBTQ+ and Persons with Disabilities locally and abroad in various mediums that include mixed media, sculpture, photography, installations, performance art and digital media.


Terri Provencal is the founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief of Patron Magazine. Award-winning, Patron is now firmly cemented as the contemporary voice of the visual and performing arts in North Texas.

Learn more about Terri here. 


Joan Davidow is the founder and director/curator at SITE131, a nonprofit artspace that aims to present new art from America and abroad side-by-side with new works by Texas artists.

Learn more about Joan here. 


Peter Poulides is the founder and executive director of the Dallas Center for Photography.

Learn more about Peter here. 


Nancy Cohen Israel is an art historian, writer and curator as well as the founder/owner of Art à la Carte, an art education company based in Dallas.

Learn more about Nancy here. 


Jennifer Klos is a Dallas-based art advisor and independent curator. She is the founder of Collector House, a boutique art advisory firm that educates emerging to seasoned collectors on acquiring art through gallery visits, art fairs, travel tours, and a YouTube video series.


Ree Willaford is the owner and director of Galleri Urbane in Dallas. Galleri Urbane exhibits contemporary arts of all formats, and represents emerging and mid-career artists.


Hannah Fagadau is co-owner of 12.26, a Dallas-based contemporary art gallery, with her sister Hilary Fagadau. Prior to starting 12.26, Hannah spent three years on the development team at Dallas Contemporary. She holds a MA in Arts Administration from Columbia University.


Frankie Garcia III is a Dallas-based artist, curator, arts advocate, and founder of FGIII Fine Art Productions, which promotes and instills unity within the Dallas art community.


Michael Wyatt is the curator and founder at Full City Rooster. Currently on view in the ‘coffee roasting studio’ space, are works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jerry Bywaters, Jeff Baker, and Dan Rizzie among others.