Lucha Libre Art Exhibition Call for Entries

Dallas artist and curator, Jose Vargas, invites artists to submit their work for the upcoming Lucha Libre Art Exhibition at the Latino Cultural Center. This vibrant exhibition will run from May 4, 2024, to June 14, 2024, showcasing a dynamic collection of artworks centered around the theme of Luchadores (Mexican Wrestlers).


Lucha Libre, translating to “Free Fight” or “Fight Freestyle,” is not merely a form of professional wrestling in Mexico; it is a cultural phenomenon deeply rooted in Mexican history and identity. Originating in the early 20th century, Lucha Libre embodies a unique blend of athleticism, theatricality and tradition.

This exhibition seeks artworks that not only capture the physicality and drama of Luchadores and Luchadoras but also explore the cultural significance of this art form. Artists are encouraged to draw inspiration from the vibrant masks worn by the fighters, the symbolic battles between técnicos (good guys) and rudos (bad guys), and the larger-than-life personalities that define Lucha Libre.


Dates of show:   May 4, 2024 – June 14, 2024

Delivery of artwork: April 20 & April 23, 2024 (12:00 – 4:00 PM)

Reception with the artists: May 4, 2024 (6:00 – 8:00 PM)

Artwork pick up: Saturday, June 15 2024 (12 – 4 PM)


Art in all media will be considered. Artists should be prepared to supply equipment for artworks that require a video or audio component.

Submission of entries constitutes agreement to the conditions set forth in this document and in the Policy for Exhibitions of the Latino Cultural Center.


No entry fee is required. Artists may submit photographs of up to two completed works of art.  Artists should submit entries as digital files (JPEG).

Deadline for Submissions

Entries must be received by April 6, 2024 at 4:00 PM.

Selection notification: The selected artists will be notified by email and or phone call by April 10, 2024. If your artwork is not selected for display, you will not receive a notice. The decision of the exhibition curator is final and undisputable.

Selected artists may deliver your artwork to:

Latino Cultural Center / Lucha Libre

2600 Live Oak

Dallas, TX 75204

Delivery Dates: April 20 & 23, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Art should be ready for installation at the time of delivery. No artwork shall be removed from the exhibition before the closing date. It is understood that the accepted artwork images can be reproduced by the Curator and the Latino Cultural Center for publicity and educational purposes.


The City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture will provide insurance on most works of art. In some cases, the City of Dallas may refuse to insure certain pieces of art. Artists have the option to purchase their own insurance separately. While on exhibition, the artwork will be given all reasonable care.

Shipping/delivery of artwork to and from the Latino Cultural Center is the responsibility of the artist. The insurance coverage provided by the City will not be in effect while the artwork is being shipped. Prepaid shipping label for return should accompany artwork.


Transactions for the purchase of artwork shall be directly between the purchaser and the artist or his/her official agent.

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