Southwest Black Art Show gives black artists visibility. Nine years ago Frank Frazier, African American museum personnel, art collectors, educators, and other artists created the show.
SWBAS is committed to the presentation of original art produced by artists of African and African-American descent in spaces where the public meets and buys directly from artists. SWBAS spotlights artists, academically trained and folk artists, across the US and internationally. Join us to make this a great year.View Schedule
SWBAS is for everyone interested in fine art created by black American artists and artists from the African and artists from the Southwest, beyond the Southwest and African Diaspora.
We want your experience at SWBAS hosted by the African American Museum in Dallas to be an outstanding one. So here are few things to keep in mind.
Featured Female Artist
She is a world renowned visual artist and jewelry designer. Her work is on permanent display at the National Museum of Ethiopia.
Featured Male Artist
A true artistic phenomenon, the painting styles and techniques of Twin are as connected as their physical presence.
Emerging Male Artist
Desmond Blair is a public speaker, teacher, and passionate artist born without fingers.
Emerging Female Artist
Dallas artist, tatoo artist at Steel Paintbrush, and CEO of Urban Chatter.
Friday - April 6, 2018
|Activities & Session||Speakers||Time||Venue|
|African American Museum Doors Open||N/A||10:00 AM||Historic Fair Park|
|Artists Setup||All Artists||3:00 PM||Upper & Lower Rotundas|
|Preview Sale||All Artists||5:00 PM||Upper & Lower Rotundas|
|SWBAS Reception Starts||Frank Frazier and Dr. Harry Robinson||7:00 PM||Upper & Lower Rotundas|
|SWBAS Reception Ends||Frank Frazier and Dr. Harry Robinson||9:00 PM||Upper & Lower Rotundas|
Saturday - April 7, 2018
|Activities and Sessions||Speakers||Time||Venue|
|SWBAS Opens - Come Join Us||SWBAS Welcome Volunteers||10:00 AM||African American Museum Entrance - Gate 5|
|Youth Face Painting by Seidah||Seidah Williams||10:00 - 5:00 PM||Lower Rotunda|
|Printmaking Ages 6 - 16||Frank Frazier||11:00 AM||Lower Level Classroom 1|
|Collecting 101 - Novice Collectors Welcomed||Denise Penn||11:00 AM||AT&T Theatre - Lower Level|
|Discover Your Inner Artist Ages 6 to 16||Local Dallas Art Teacher and 25 youth will create their own 8x10 creation. FREE||12:00 PM||Classroom - Lower Level|
|Branding Your Art||Fanta Celah and Jerry "Twin" Lynn - Featured artists. Desmond Blair and Nychelle Elise - Emerging Artists.||2:00 PM||AT&T Theatre - Lower Level|
|MCDC Semi Pro Youth Dance Team||18 Youth Dancers||5:00 - 5:15 PM||AT&T Theatre - Lower Level|
|MCDC Semi Pro Youth Dance Team||18 Youth Dancers||6:00 - 6:15 PM||AT&T Theatre - Lower Level|
|SWBAS Closes for the Day||N/A||9:00 PM||African American Museum - Fair Park|
Sunday - April 8, 2018
|African American Museum Doors Open||N/A||11:00 AM||Historic Fair Park|
|SWBAS Opens||All Artists||11:00 AM||Upper & Lower Rotundas|
|African Dance Demonstration||Kency and Partner||02:00 PM||AT&T Theatre - Lower Level|
|Discover Your Inner Artist Ages 6 to 16||Local Dallas Art Teacher and 25 youth will create their own 8x10 creation. FREE||3:00 PM||Classroom - Lower Level|
|SWBAS Closes||All Artists||6:00 PM||Upper and Lower Rotundas|
African American Museum
3536 Grand Avenue
(214) 565-9026 Ext 301
Start Date: April 6, 2018
Take I-30 East until you see the 2nd Ave., Fair Park exit. Take right at light onto Robert B Cullum Blvd and proceed to Al Lipscomb and make left into Gate 5. Museum is to left (see picture of museum above).