The Big Show 2023 Juried by Dr. Kanitra Fletcher

June 2, 2023 – August 13, 2023 John M. O’Quinn & Cecily E. Horton Galleries

About the Exhibition

The Big Show is an ambitious open-call juried competition of artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale that reflects our commitment to supporting local and regional artists at various stages in their career.

Submissions are free and open online on Submittable through Monday, March 6, 2023, until 11:59 PM (Central Standard Time).

Apply here!

About the Juror

The juror for The Big Show 2023 is Dr. Kanitra Fletcher.

Raised in Houston, Dr. Fletcher worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston prior to her current role as Associate Curator of African American and Afro-Diasporic Art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. While in Houston, she oversaw the presentation of major traveling exhibitions such as Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power and Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture and recently organized the U.S. tour of Afro-Atlantic Histories. Dr. Fletcher’s previous museum experience includes the Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Museum of Modern Art, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Since 2013, Dr. Fletcher has curated the video art program for Landmarks, the public art program of the University of Texas at Austin. She received a PhD in History of Art from Cornell University.

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