The Big Show

Curated by Evelyn C. Hankins

September 15, 2018 – November 11, 2018 John M. O'Quinn and Gracie R. Cavnar Galleries

The Big Show is an ambitious open call juried exhibition of new work by artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale.

For the 2018 iteration, juror Evelyn C. Hankins selected 4 awardees: Agnès Bourély, Sarah Fisher, Matt Manalo, and Rajab Ali Sayed. Each received a cash prize of $1250.

Participating Artists

Josh Alan
Keliy Anderson-Staley
Chris Bakay
Deborah Bay
Maria Bordelon
Agnès Bourély
Tania Breton
Mary H. Case
Jimmy Castillo
Jill Dietrich
Luisa Duarte
Karen Eisele
Sarah Fisher
Brent Fogt
Mirza Fuentes
Gao Hang
Wanda Harding
Marcos Hernandez
Ryan Hollaway
Yu-Ru Huang
Cedric Ingram
Hedwige Jacobs
Claire Jarvis

(Alphabetical by last name)

Julia Barbosa Landois
Christie Leday
Marie Leterme
Denise Liebl
Matt Manalo
Max Manning
Colleen Maynard
Quentin Pace
Gissette Padilla
Jessica Phillips
Page Piland
Romeo Robinson
Penelope Ross
Robert Ruello
Rajab Ali Sayed
Krista Fay Simandl
Adrian Stuart
Britt Thomas
Joshua Unikel
Cecilia Villanueva
Jasmine Zelaya

Support for The Big Show as of September 4, 2018

Art Supply on Main, Jereann Chaney, Rob Greenstein, Bill & Michelle Matthews, H. Russell Pitman, Saint Arnold’s Brewery, Richard Stout, Amy Tanner, Topo Chico USA


Evelyn C. Hankins, Ph.D
Senior Curator
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Evelyn C. Hankins has been a curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden since 2007. While at the Hirshhorn, she has also organized an array of projects, includingMark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge (2017); Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change (2016); Susan Philipsz: Part File Score (2016); At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection (2014) (co-curated); Jennie C. Jones: Higher Resonance (2013); Over, Under Next: Experiments in Mixed Media, 1913-Present (2013); ColorForms (2010); Walead Beshty: Legibility on Color Backgrounds (2009); and The Panza Collection (2008). Currently, she is working on shows with Charline von Heyl (2018) and Pat Steir (2019). In addition to her exhibition responsibilities, Evelyn provides curatorial oversight for the Hirshhorn’s paintings and works on paper collections. Previously, she held curatorial positions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Robert Hull Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont, Burlington. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from Stanford University.