texas contemporary award
Each year, the Texas Contemporary Award, a best-in-show cash prize of $10,000, is bestowed to one exhibitor-nominated artist who navigates new and innovative directions in contemporary art. In 2012 the award went to Rachel Hecker, represented by Houston’s own Texas Gallery. In 2013, Keegan McHague was the recipient of the Texas Award.
In addition to the cash given to McHargue, Fredericks & Freiser, the artist's representing dealer, received a complimentary booth at Texas Contemporary 2014. 2013's esteemed jury includes Bill Arning, Director of the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, and Rita Gonzalez, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at LACMA.