Fine Arts Gallery

The Buddy Holly Center features 2,500 square feet of gallery space dedicated to the presentation of changing contemporary visual arts programs. These exhibitions are a continuation of a tradition of quality initiatives that were presented by the Lubbock Fine Arts Center from 1984 - 1998. With the relocation of the Fine Arts program to the Buddy Holly Center in 1999, we continue the commitment to present challenging visual arts exhibitions that serve as a crucial resource for showcasing contemporary arts of the region and the nation.

Art is a form of communication independent of language... It is a way of manifesting human uniqueness. It is a way of reminding us that life is infinitely fragile, infinitely precious. - Norman Cousins


Current and Upcoming Exhibitions



Barbie Exhibition- Website - White

The Buddy Holly Center invites artists to submit work for the exhibition, Barbie: Examining an Icon.

Samples of artists responding to a similar theme are shown to the left (The Art of Barbie: Artists Celebrate the World's Most Favorite Doll, Workman Publishing, 1994). Barbie came on the scene in 1959 and remains part of the culture to this day. 

     In addition to the exhibition, there will be a panel discussion featuring the varying viewpoints of experts from the areas of Women's Studies; Clothing/Fashion?Textiles; and Marketing. We expect lively discussion that will include a response to the exhibition. The date for the panel discussion is yet to be determined.

Artists must RSVP by December 20, 2017, as space is limited. Work should be informed by cultural responses to the doll, and will be evaluated for appropriateness and subsequent inclusion. 
Works may be 2D or 3D, but may not exceed 40" in any direction, without advance approval. Artwork must be ready for installation (hanging wire required on the back of all 2D works exceeding 12" in any direction). 

RSVP via phone or email to Jacqueline Bober, Curator. 
806. 775. 3569 |

Artists are welcome to place a sale price on their work, but must fill out a City of Lubbock Vendor Application and IRS W9 from, as well as provide a Texas Sales and Use Tax Permit number. These documents are required of the BHC by the Texas Comptroller's Office. The BHC is happy to provide the City's Vendor Application and IRS W9 by email or in person when delivering artwork. The BHC retains a 30% commission on all artwork sold during the exhibition. 

Past Exhibitions