Texas & Neighbors 2013 entries due Feb. 5

Ann Hardy * Michael Holter * Marian Hirsch * Nancy Conant * Nancy Paris Pruden

The deadline for the 28th Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Competition is only a month away! Download the prospectus HERE as the February 5th deadline will be here before you know it!

Complete details about The Creative Figure, a 3-day workshop, March 23-25, 2013featuring techniques in drawing the figure and painting oils and acrylics lead by Juror, Jill Pankey are available here.

Our committee is busy going through past records to identify our existing TXN Signature painters. Signature status is extended to artists who have had their artwork on exhibit in five of our 27 shows to date. The TXN signature award allows signature designees the privilege of using the TXN acronym in their resumes and paintings along with a live link from TexasandNeighbors.com website. This privilege is cumulative and retroactive. All Signature designees will receive recognition at the Awards ceremony April 21, 2013.

If you know anyone who is interested in submitting artwork into this award competition, please contact me and we can send out the prospectus via mail or email. This competition with more than $8,400 in prize money is still the best kept secret in Texas!

Wishing you a Happy New & Creative Year,
Angie Vangalis
2013 TXN Chairman
Irving Art Association
214-957-1736 cell

Jill Pankey, 2013 Juror

We are proud to announce Jill Pankey as our juror for the 28th Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Competition.
Jill Pankey is currently a Senior Lecturer at Texas State University – San Marcos. During the past twenty years, Jill established herself as an artist in Austin, San Antonio and in South Texas, particularly in the Coastal Bend area. Jill Pankey holds a Masters of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. While at Corpus she concentrated her efforts in painting, drawing, watercolor, pencil, pen & ink and pastels. In 2002, Jill completed a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Texas-San Antonio. She has also received meritorious awards from state and local art organizations for her art works. Her works of art have been inspired by figurative photographers such as Lois Greenfield and Howard Schatz and painters such as Robert Heindel, Jenny Saville, Xenia Housner and Paul Wright.

Mark your calendar and sign up early for a creative workshop in drawing and painting the figure MARCH 23-25, 2013

This workshop is a must for artists interested in building on foundational elements and enriching their lives as artists.
This 3-day workshop will allow you to focus on the specialized technique of painting the figure.

JILL PANKEY welcomes all levels of artist abilities, who work in oils or acrylics. Download a pdf of the complete workshop and supply list details HERE.

Workshop location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving, TX.

Early Bird SIGN-UP before FEB 1, 2013
$285 IAA Member/$310 Non Member
Includes 3 days of instruction, lunch and some supplies.
After FEB 1, 2013
$300 IAA Member/$330 Non Member
Includes 3 days of instruction, lunch and some supplies.
Seating is limited. Early enrollment is recommended.

QUESTIONS? – Contant Workshop Chairman at 214-957-1736.



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