C3 Visiting Artists

What is the C3 Visiting Artist Project?

The Center for Creative Connections (C3) Visiting Artist Project invites artists based in North Texas to create an interactive installation around a theme related to the works on view in the C3 Gallery. Selected individuals will work with Museum staff for two months prior to installation to develop and facilitate interpretive content, project logistics, and educational programs for their project. Each installation will be on view in the C3 Gallery for a four-month period.

How do I become a C3 Visiting Artist?

Please read the C3 Visiting Artist Project 2020 Application Overview and Guidelines to review all requirements prior to submitting an application.

Project proposals for the 2020 C3 Visiting Artist Project will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. CST on Friday, August 2, 2019, through the DMA's application portal.

Complete applications consist of an information form, project proposal, and all required attachments (CV or resume, images of recent work, artist statement, and project proposal). Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

How do I learn more?

Interested individuals are strongly encouraged to attend an information session held in the C3 Tech Lab at the Dallas Museum of Art on one of the dates below. Sessions will provide details about the application process, project information, and timelines. There will also be opportunities to ask questions prior to completing an application.

  • Thursday, June 20, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 6, at 11:00 a.m.

Questions about the C3 Visiting Artist Project can also be emailed to C3@DMA.org with "C3 Visiting Artist Project" as the subject line.

Current C3 Visiting Artist

Spencer Evans
May–August 2019

Spencer Evans received a BFA from the University of Missouri (2009) and an MFA from the University of Texas at Arlington (2017), where he currently works as an adjunct professor. Evans’s work contextualizes the relationship between the inner and outer selves as a response to their respective environment. His work is research-based but also rooted in his lived experiences. He uses both drawing and painting media to depict moments of tension.

His works have been displayed at various Dallas venues, including Conduit Gallery, George W. Bush Memorial Library and Museum, The Arthello Beck Junior Gallery, Brazos Gallery, and Bivins Gallery. His art has also appeared in shows at the Imago Gallery (Columbia, Missouri) and Sudan University School of Fine and Applied Art (Khartoum, Sudan), as well as in the pages of Arts and Culture, Patron, and BookForum. Evans’s awards and honors include the James S. Barnett Jr. Foundation Ideas in Art Award and 2x Dorothy Aderholt Memorial Scholarship. The McDowell International Research Travel Grant and Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Grant have both supported his work.

Recent C3 Visiting Artists

Karla Garcia
April 2019

Karla Garcia is currently an MFA candidate in Studio Art at the University of North Texas. Garcia's work explores the concept of memory through materials such as clay, glass, and corn husks. She uses digital fabrication techniques and processes to create works that spark conversation about culture through the lens of personal family history. Garcia is originally from the border city of Juarez, Mexico. She received her BA from the Unviersity of Texas at El Paso in 2001 and has an Art Museum Education Certificate from the University of North Texas (UNT). She has exhibited work at both the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University.


Previous C3 Visiting Artists

2018 JanuaryApril: Timothy Harding
2018 May
August: Ellie Ivanova
2018 September-December: Lauren Cross

2017 January–March: Janeil Engelstad
2017 April–June: Christopher Blay
2017 July–September: Lisa Huffaker

2017 October–December: xtine burrough and Sabrina Starnaman