Awards to Artists
Awards to Artists grants have been awarded to more than 230 recipients, many of whom have gone on to successful careers within North Texas and across the country, including Misty Keasler, David Bates, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Lawrence Lee, Melissa Miller, Helen Altman, Annette Lawrence, Katrina Moorhead, Ludwig Schwarz, and John Pomara, among many others. Through this combined awards program, the Museum has given more than $500,000 to artists since 1980. Award recipients are selected by a special committee composed of Dallas Museum of Art staff and invited curators, artists, critics, and patrons.
The Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund
The Museum’s annual awards were established in 1980 by the Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund and the Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund to recognize exceptional talent and potential in young visual artists who show a commitment to continuing their artistic endeavors. Awarded to artists between 15 and 25 years of age who reside in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, or Colorado
The Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund
Open to residents of Texas under the age of 30
The Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant
Created in 1990 to honor the memory of Dallas artists Otis and Velma Dozier, who strongly believed in the enriching influence of travel on an artist’s work. The grant seeks to recognize exceptional talent in professional artists who wish to expand their artistic horizons through domestic or foreign travel and is awarded to professional artists at least 30 years of age who reside in Texas.
Because of the volume of applications received, in addition to the number of people interested in the Awards to Artists program, we cannot conduct informational interviews.