The Moss/Chumley Award is given in memory of Frank Moss and Jim Chumley, two Dallas art dealers who made outstanding contributions to the visual arts in North Texas during the 1980s. The Moss/Chumley Memorial Fund is used to recognize an outstanding North Texas artist.

The award, which carries a cash prize of $3,000, is given annually to an outstanding North Texas artist who has exhibited professionally for at least ten years and who has a proven track record as an active community advocate for the visual arts. The competition is accepting entries in the genres of drawing, painting, sculpture, assemblage, construction, video, photography, performance, and installation. To be eligible, an artist must reside in one of the following North Texas counties: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant or Wise.

2024 Moss/Chumley Award

Applications are closed for the 2024 Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award; please visit this page again in early 2025 for the next open call. For questions, contact Olivia Turner (214-768-4246;

Moss/Chumley Award Recipients:

2024 Du Chau (PDF)
2023 Vicki Meek (PDF)
2022 Tamara Johnson (PDF)
2021 Alicia Eggert (PDF)
2020 Bernardo Vallarino (PDF)
2018 Carolyn Sortor (PDF)
2017 Giovanni Valderas (PDF)
2016 Sedrick Huckaby (PDF)
2015 Annette Lawrence (PDF)
2014 Darryl Lauster (PDF)
2013 Christopher Blay (PDF)
2012 Stephen Lapthisophon (PDF)
2011 Frances Bagley (PDF)
2010 Isabelle du Toit
2009 Juliette McCullough
2008 David McCullough
2007 Noah Simblist
2006 Catherine Chauvin
2005 Ludwig Schwarz
2004 Janet Tyson
2003 David Dreyer
2001-2002 Award Not Given (Meadows Museum moves to its new facility)
2000 Marie Van Arsdale
1999 Sherry Owens
1999 Honorary recognition for outstanding contributions to the community: · Kaleta Doolin · David Hickman · Tracy Hicks
1998 Mary Vernon
1997 Marilyn Waligore
1996 Susan Kae Grant
1995 Bob Nunn

Note: Some award dates have recently changed due to updates in the University’s calendar system.