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Retail as Art, a photography scholarship competition for high school students in the DFW Metroplex, is thrilled to announce a three-day “Retail as Art” Exhibit at the Goss-Michael Foundation.

DFW-area high school students submitted their best photographic interpretations of “Retail as Art” in February and March, and their submissions will be on display from April 23-25 at the Goss-Michael Foundation. Judges will review the entries, and the finalists will be eligible for scholarships to put toward higher education and pursuing a degree in photography.

The finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges, who will announce the winners at the Scholarship Presentation and Celebration on April 25. 

This year’s judges include:

  • Evans Caglage, photo editor at The Dallas Morning News
  • Nan Coulter, local photographer (The Dallas Morning News, FDLuxe)
  • Wade Griffith, commercial photographer
  • Lilia Kudelia, curator for Dallas Contemporary
  • Michael Mazurek, curator at Goss-Michael Foundation
  • Jeyson Paez (Instagram contest judge), local photographer and founder of InstaDFW

These judges will award a multitude of scholarships including Grand Prize, Judges Picks and several others.

Now its seventh year, Retail as Art is expanding its reach with the help of the Goss-Michael Foundation.  This year, the photographs entered will be on exhibit for three days at the Goss Michael-Foundation Gallery, and the gallery will be open to the public during the exhibit. The gallery hours are: Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On the third and final night of the exhibit, a Scholarship Presentation and Celebration will be held at the Goss-Michael Foundation Gallery for participating students and their families, friends and teachers and Retail as Art supporters to celebrate the wonderful photographs and reveal the scholarship winners. 

The Retail as Art Exhibit will be open April 23-25, and the Scholarship Presentation and Celebration will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 5 to 7 p.m.

“We are thrilled to join forces with the Goss-Michael Foundation this year and truly take Retail as Art to the next level,” said Retail as Art founder Mickey Ashmore. “It is incredible to see how Retail as Art has grown each year and truly created a meaningful mission that combines retail, art and education and rewarding deserving students.”

More expansion this year includes the competition being available for any high school student in the DFW Metroplex, as opposed to previously being limited to participating schools.

With a 501c3 status, “Retail as Art” is the heart and soul project of Ashmore. A former speech and English high school teacher and current father of three, Ashmore has always been passionate about a child’s education, support and inspiration. All proceeds benefit the “Retail as Art” Fund, which is organized and operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes.

To learn more about Retail as Art participation or to donate, please visit www.retailasart.com .

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