16th Annual Art Connection Members Exhibition July 16 – August 27, 2016
July 17 2 to 4 p.m., Opening reception and awards ceremony for Art Connection Members in the Main Gallery. Awards will be announced at3 p.m. Event is free and open to the public.
This annual, non-juried exhibition at the Irving Arts Center is open to all current members who wish to participate. The entry fee is $5 per work, and artists may submit up to two pieces. Members may join at time of entry. $1,800 in cash prizes will be awarded.
Eligible entries will be judged for cash awards in three categories: 1. Youth (17 years old and younger) 2. Non-Professional (18 years old and up) 3. Professional
NEW THIS YEAR! Thematic/design challenge! Participating members are invited to create artwork that explores the theme of “Heroes/Superheroes: Who Inspires You?” Special prizes will be awarded to members who choose to compete in this category.
All entries must be original works completed within the last two years. Entries that have been in any previous exhibition at the Irving Arts Center (IAC) are ineligible.
• Eligible media include: painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, printmaking (hand-pulled graphics), digital printmaking, photography, textiles, fiber, mixed media, and fine art crafts (no work from kits). Video will be accepted (submitted on a DVD with a continuous loop function); however, equipment availability for viewing/ displaying is limited.
Members may drop off their work on Saturday, July 9, noon–5 p.m. or Sunday, July 10, 1–5 p.m. at the Irving Arts Center. • Out of town members are welcomed to ship their artwork to arrive at the IAC by July 8.
Irving Arts Center 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. | Irving, TX 75062 (972) 252-7558 | www.irvingartscenter.com