Carroll Harris Simms Competition
Exhibit continues through April 2012
24th Carroll Harris Simms Black Art Competition and Exhibit
Black artist across the nation compete for awards in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography and Mixed Media. Winning artwork entries in the various categories have become part of the Museum's permanent collection. The Competition is named in recognition of Mr. Simms' outstanding contribution to art and art education. He joined the faculty of Texas Southern University (formerly Texas State University for Negro's) in 1950 and was co-founder of the art department. Professor Simms served on the faculty until 1987. Simms developed a unique program of ceramics and sculpture at the University. The body of Terra Cotta Shrine sculptures created by Professor Simms' students represents a distinct contribution to the evolution of Twentieth Century African American sculpture.