Frances Bagley is the winner of this year’s Moss/Chumley Artist Award, recognizing a North Texas artist who has been important as an arts advocate. The annual award is handed out by the Meadows Museum in honor of Frank Moss and Jim Chumley, Dallas art dealers in the 1980’s.
In addition to being lead artist for Dallas Area Rapid Transit, public sculpture projects at Maxey Park in Lubbock Texas, Brookhaven College, Fishtrap Lake and Park Design, and most recently the Battan Railway project in El Paso, Bagley, has served on the board of directors for both the Emergency Artist Support League and the Dallas Artist Research and Exhibition group.
The jury for the award included George T. Lee, Jr., chair of the Collections Committee of the Meadows Museum Advisory Council; Kevin Vogel, president of Valley House Gallery in Dallas and member of the Meadows Museum Advisory Coucil; Joan Davidow, director emeritus of The Dallas Contemporary; Nicole Atzbach, assistant curator at the Meadows Museum; Shelley DeMaria, curatorial assistant at the Meadows Museum;and Iraida Rodríguez-Negrón, Meadows/Kress/Prado Fellow at the Meadows Museum.
Bagley received the award on December 7, 2011 at an evening reception at the Meadows Museum.