Conceived in 1994 by Craighead Green Gallery, New Texas Talent is designed to introduce and promote emerging visual artists in the commercial market. Each year over 1,000 images are submitted for review by a gallery selected juror. The juror then independently selects artists to participate in the New Texas Talent exhibition.
For NTT XXIII, Craighead Green Gallery invited Frank Hettig, Director of Modern & Contemporary Art for HERITAGE AUCTIONS. The idea of inviting Hettig, a well-respected curator, was to tap into the Director’s diverse international experience in gallery and museum exhibitions.
Trained as an art historian at the University of Amsterdam, Hettig advised on exhibitions and museum catalogues and has lectured at a number of colleges and universities both in the US and overseas. At both the Goethe-Institute Los Angeles (German Cultural Institute) and the Consulate General of the Netherlands, he conceptualized and coordinated a variety of international cultural events including lectures and symposia, guest artist exhibitions and performing arts programs. While in Amsterdam, he curated and directed several galleries and exhibition spaces, routinely acting as advisor for various shows. As an independent art critic he has contributed to various international museum catalogs and written reviews and features in English, German and Dutch for numerous publications.
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