McKinney Chamber Foundation seeks artists for Black History Month exhibit

Black artist sitting in chair while mixing color palette
The McKinney Chamber Foundation is encouraging Black, Indigenous and other artists of color in Collin County and beyond to submit work for the exhibit. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The McKinney Chamber Foundation is encouraging Black, Indigenous and other artists of color in Collin County and beyond to submit work for the exhibit. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The McKinney Chamber Foundation announced a call for artist submissions for its first Black History Month Art Exhibit, which will take place Feb. 5 at 6 p.m.

In a Jan. 4 news release, the foundation encouraged Black, Indigenous and other minority artists to submit art in any medium, including 3D, collages, mixed media and photography. Artists from Collin County and beyond are welcome to submit work by Jan. 21 at this link.

Both emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply, according to the release. Art should reflect the theme “Legends to Legacies” and the artist’s interpretation of its meaning in Black culture.

A selection committee will notify artists who have been chosen for the exhibit by Jan. 28 via email.

Three cash prizes will be awarded to winners: $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place and $250 for third place.


The exhibit, located at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, will mark the first weekend in a month of events planned by the foundation in celebration of Black History Month. A full calendar, which includes a lecture series, museum tours and a Harlem Renaissance Night, can be found at www.mckinneybhm.com.
By Brooklynn Cooper
Brooklynn Cooper covers public education in Frisco and McKinney. Previously, she reported on southern Dallas for The Dallas Morning News. The Durham, N.C. native and devoted Tar Heel fan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019.