2016 DADA Scholarship Awards and Exhibition

2016 DADA Scholarship Awards and Exhibition

Awards Reception Invitation, May 7, 7-9pm

Exhibition, May 2 – June 24

 The Dallas Art Dealers Association welcomes you to the 2016 DADA Scholarship Awards and Exhibition. The goal is to give young artists the opportunity for recognition, exhibition and scholarships.

This juried exhibition features nine finalists from among Booker T. Washington High School’s best visual art students. The selection process was based on artistic originality, expression, technique, presentation and evidence of personal vision or voice.

Brett Akop

Lysette Barrera

Vivie Behrens

Monzerrat Fuentes

Nik Hermanovski

Iris Hughey

Lauren Kuehmeir

Joseph Racz

Celeste Rodela

Three artists, whose work exemplifies a confidence in their craft and a vision of their future goals, will be awarded scholarships towards higher education in the visual arts.


Lucilo Pena, Architect and President of Billingsley Development

Mary Tomas, Artist and Owner of Mary Tomas Gallery

Kenneth Craighead, Designer and Owner of Craighead Green Gallery

Cathy Drennan, Executive Director, DADA

The Edith Baker Art Scholarship Award – $5,000        

To celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2005, DADA created The Edith Baker Art Scholarship Fund honoring Edith Baker, a respected member of the Dallas art community and one of its founding members. Edith owned and directed The Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2004. The Scholarship benefits Booker T. Washington High School seniors pursuing the study of visual arts in higher education. The award includes a professional exhibition of the winning works of art, an awards reception and the opportunity for a DADA internship.

The Craighead Green Fund for the Arts Award – $2,500

In 2013, additional funds were generously added to the Scholarship Awards by The Steven L. Green and Kenneth R. Craighead Jr. Fund for Arts and Education. Giving back to the community, this scholarship supports young contemporary artists and provides an opportunity to further develop their artistic vision through higher education. Gallery owners Kenneth Craighead and Steve Green opened The Craighead Green Gallery in 1992 which is recognized as one of the leading contemporary art galleries throughout Texas and the Southwest.

The DADA Excellence in Art Award – $1,000

New this year is the DADA Excellence in Art Award available to visual arts students to help further their education in the arts. This award is funded through DADA educational activities and individual donations to the scholarship fund.  DADA would like to thank Sue and Bram Flynn for supporting the Edith Baker Art Scholarship Awards and Exhibition throughout its inception, providing funding, exhibition space and enthusiastic support to young artists.


Thank you to our Sponsors

One Arts, Aston Martin of Dallas, PATRON Magazine, and Beaudry Framing

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