Pete Fernandez Exhibit Opening June 26 in Irving


IAA is proud to announce that the works one of its founding members, Ada “Pete” Fernandez, will be on exhibit in at the large gallery at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061. Directions.

Opening reception is Sunday, June 26th from 2-4pm, in the large gallery. The exhibit will run through July 22, 2016. 

The exhibit will feature 40 paintings by Irving artist Ada “Pete” Fernandez from the 1950s to the present day. Her subjects include southwest landscapes with figurative and equine embellishments, and she works with oil, water color, pastel, and pen and ink.


About PETEPete has been a resident artist of Irving, Texas since 1951.

Her formal training was at the University of Georgia, Wesleyan Conservatory of Art and Music in Macon, Georgia. However her studies with artists such as Reveau Bassett, Ramon Froman, Bob Tommey broadened her education.

Pete joined the Irving Art Association shortly after coming to Irving, taking part in its first exhibition showing a portrait that won alternate scholarship state awards, as a senior in high school.

Pete feels privileged to show with the association as she feel she has made the full circle.

She belongs to art organizations such as Irving Art Association (Honorary), Frank Reaugh Art Club, and is a Signature Member of the Association of Creative Artists (Dallas).

Pete taught art for the City of Irving for 14 years and is listed in the Blue Book of 20th Century Artist, notably Western Genre.



Pete’s most recent exhibit was a retrospective of her art (34 works), held April 16 – May 15, 2016 at the Irving Arts Center, Focus Gallery, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062
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Over the years Pete Fernandez’s art has benefited several organizations and projects in Irving and Dallas, including the Irving Heritage Society, the Irving Art Associationthe Entertainment Series of Irving, the development of Heritage Park, Main Street projects and the Frank Reaugh Art Club. For more about Pete, see the Irving Heritage  Facebook gallery and thevideo of a former exhibit:

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