MFAH Citywide African American Artists Exhibition names winners

Keith Hollingsworth took top prize at the Museum of Fine Arts 16th Annual Citywide African American Artists Exhibition, displayed at the Community Artists' Collective and in the Heritage Plaza Lobby in February and early March.

Vonetta Berry was the second-place winner, and Kula Moore was named third.

More than 50 artists submitted works, which were juried by artist Floyd Newsum, professor art at the University of Houston Downtown; artist George Smith, professor emeritus of art at Rice University; and Joan Bristow, artist and winner of the 2011 For the Sake of Art at Texas Southern University.  The exhibition was curated by artist Michael K. Taylor.

First prize was $500 and a full scholarship for one studio art class at the MFAH Glassell School of Art.  Second and third-place winners received $250 each.