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Black Art In America
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For Immediate Release                                                                 

Media Contact: Jelani Jones

214.565.9026 ext. 304

Southwest Black Fine Art Show Contact: Frank Frazier


Museum Contacts: Emmanuel Gillespie

214.565.9026 ext.312

Jane Jones

214.565.9026 ext 328

3rd Annual Southwest Black Fine Art Show will be held April 13 - 15 at the African American Museum in historic Dallas Fair Park

Insightful, highly anticipated art show attracts artist, galleries, collectors, educators, curators and families from North Texas and across the nation

The Southwest Black Fine Art Show (SBFAS) was established to present a quality experience for artist, collectors, galleries, educators, fine art professionals, and anyone interested in cultural aesthetics of black fine art.  The show is committed to the presentation of original art produced by artist of African-American and African descent.  It is the goal of the show to make to make this annual event a destination point where collectors  come to find quality black art.

The Southwest Black Fine Art Show is the brain child of internationally renowned artist-mentor, Frank Frazier.  In collaboration with a group of artist, art educators, collectors, professionals  and curators from North Texas the first show was organized in 2009.  Frank stands strongly behind his philosophy to make known the cultural legacy of black artist in America..  With record breaking attendance and strong sales the organization anticipates a very successful 2012 showing.  The steering committee this year is chaired by local art collector Fatima Marsh.

The Southwest Black Fine Art Show will host a series of workshops for those interested in becoming collectors and developing their skills in the acquisition of fine art.  The show will also feature presentations by expert collectors, scholars and critics that address the most important issues regarding collecting fine black art.  The show will include works by legendary artists

John Biggers, Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence.  Nationally known artists  Varnette Patricia Honeywood  Foundation, Ted Ellis, Najee, Wendell Gorden, Kenneth Humphrey, Jonathan Romain, Deborah Shedrick, Frank Sowells Jr., Anthony Armstrong, Danny Broadway, Manuelita Brown, Mark Crow, Ernie Denton, Ron Adams and Annie Lee  have all confirmed their presence for the 2012 show.  The Southwest Black Fine Art Show is excited and passionate about being a catalyst for introducing a new generation to the art of collecting fine black art.

The Southwest Black Fine Art Show will offer two “Best in Show” awards to two participating artist who will receive an exhibition at the African American Museum, Dallas.  Exhibitions will be scheduled within a two year period.  A “Purchase Prize” will also be awarded at the conclusion of the show.   Week end events will include a private preview reception prior to show opening, public reception, workshops, awards presentation and other family inclusive activities.

Preview                      April 13, 2012      9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Artist Reception     April 13, 2012      6:00 P.M. -  9:30 P.M.

SBFAS  Hours         April 14, 2012      10:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.     April 15, 2012    11:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Location: African American Museum @ Fair Park 3536 Grand Ave.   Dallas TX 75210

About the Museum

The African American Museum has stood as a cultural beacon in Dallas for more than 35 years.  The museum was founded in 1974 as a part of the  Bishop College special collection under the brilliant vision of Dr. Harry Robinson, Jr., founding president/CEO.

Located in Dallas’ historic Fair Park, The African American Museum is the only museum in the Southwestern United States devoted to the collection, preservation and display of African American artistic, cultural and historical material that relate to the African-American experience.  The African American Museum incorporates a wide variety of visual art forms and historical documents that portray the African American experience in the United States, the southwest, and Dallas.  The museum has a prized collection of African art, African American fine art and one of the largest African American folk art collections in America.

Visit to find the latest information about the Southwest Black Fine Art Show, 2012.


African American Museum     P.O. Box 1501 Dallas, TX 75315 - 0157

(214) 565-9026   (214) 421-8204  fax

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