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Francys Flanagan Oil Workshops June 2 & 9 in Irving

FRANCYS FLANAGAN

STILL LIFE & PORTRAIT OIL WORKSHOPS

Saturday, June 2 & 9, 2018

$75/day or $150 for both days
(20% discount for IAA members – $60/day or $120 for both days)
Note: $25/day is the nonrefundable deposit portion

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association

REGISTER NOW – Pay with PayPal or a check.

Questions? Contact Workshop Chair Jane Kahler at janekahlerart@gmail.com

Francys’ paintings have a unique style, elegance, and technique. She blends realism with impressionism, uses bright colors, and creates soft edges. Her glazing technique was first developed by the old masters. She is a well-known demonstrator and workshop instructor in the North Texas area.

Artist’s Statement

 “Words, strung like pearls on a page paint a picture. Music tells the soul a story. Colours and shapes on a canvas make the heart sing. Three doors into a magical and lovely place that God’s gift, imagination, allows us to enter. As a child I strolled at will through these doors and lived in that place. As I “grew up”, I never left it. 

In 1977 God gave me another gift in the person of artist Dick Turner. Dick gave a fortunate few the tools needed in order to use paint and canvas to take others into that world of beauty and peace. A world that might catch at your imagination and cause you to ask, “What if…..”

From the time I was a small girl I knew I would be an artist.  I just didn’t know what kind.  I read book after book about painters, musicians, dancers, and writers.  Then in 1977, through the chance meeting with artist Dick Turner, I knew that I too would be a painter.

I immersed myself, soul and body, in that pursuit.  I studied with Dick from 1977 until 1982, taking 5 and 6 classes a week at his private art school in Houston.  I have also received instruction from William Reese, William Henry Earle, Carolyn Anderson, Greg Kreutz, Roberta Carter Clark, Ray Vinella, Jean Chambers, Scott Burdick and Daniel Greene.

I also teach in my home studio and am available for club demonstrations in the Dallas metroplex area.

For more about Francys, see her website https://www.francysflanaganartist.com

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IAA Meeting May 22: Navneeta Khemka on Tanjore Art- Gold Foil & semi-precious stones

The May IAA Members Meeting will be held on the 4th Tuesday evening, May 22 at 7pm.

It will feature artist Navneeta Khemka, who will give a demonstration of Tanjore Art, an ancient Indian (South Asian) art which goes as back as the 1600 AD. These paintings are characterized by rich, flat and vivid colors, simple iconic composition, glittering gold foils overlaid on delicate but extensive gesso work and inlay of glass beads and pieces of very rarely precious and semi-precious gems. Originally, the subjects of most paintings have been Hindu gods, goddesses, and saints.   In modern times, these paintings have become souvenirs and colorful pieces of art to decorate walls, and collectors’ items for art lovers

Her demo will feature the fundamental technique of this art form. She will also give ideas as how one could incorporate the art form in modern contemporary and other art styles. How one can protect the work from weather damage. She will also give you a list of supplies and materials used in this art form.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Guests are welcome.  Directions.

Find out more about the Irving Art Assocation at http://IrvingArt.org.

About the artist:
Navneeta is a Fashion Designer/Merchandiser and has a degree from FIT, New York in Merchandising. She is also a Radio Jockey on a popular FM frequency in Dallas catering to the South Asian Community. She has worked at several corporate design houses in India and in New York and she moved to Dallas in 2012. She lives in Flower Mound, TX.
She has won several art awards in Irving and also in Denton and has become a full-time artist. Her art has heavy reflections of her culture and folk art as she has grown up in India. She feels art has no boundaries. Her exposure to the American Art has strengthened this belief that American art can be given a different dimension if incorporated with different techniques of Indian Art styles. That is what she is set to achieve with her work.

She has also started a small company through which she does mobile paint parties. Her solo exhibit would be on display at the IAA from April 26th – May 24th, the same time when the demo would take place. One could find more of her works with the Tanjore art form used in many of her pieces.

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Teta Smith demo on Abstraction April 17 in Irving

The April Irving Art Association Members Meeting will be held on the 3rd Tuesday evening, April 17 at 7pm. (The  gallery is closed on the 4th Tuesday for city maintenance this month.)

It will feature artist Teta Smith, who will give a demonstration on creating abstract paintings. In her words: “Have you ever wanted to know easy ways to start an abstract painting? Come to the meeting to find out. It will be either a fun, Abstract Demo or a complete failure. If it’s a failure, you’ll learn what not to do which is valuable as well. We’ll talk about inspiration, the 4 C’s, design, and guidelines and try to have fun in the process. You’ll leave with a handout that unlocks the quandary of where to begin an abstract painting.”

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Guests are welcome.  Directions.

About the Artist: TETA SMITH

Teta Smith, owner of Teta Smith Studio, paints luminescent contemporary paintings in watercolor, acrylic, collage, and oil with cold wax.“I create to involve the viewer by expressing emotions and intangible concepts, supported by strong design. My paintings take me to places that I can’t get to verbally, and convey so much that I can’t express in any other way. Phrases, brief comments, scripture or a scene, can touch me deeply and I feel compelled to paint it.”

Teta enjoys weaving in symbolism and avoids photo realism in her work, preferring the sort of elusive quality that prompts a closer look and viewer interpretation. Her love of color was rewarded when 3 of her paintings were featured in the book Confident Color by Nita Leland.“Teaching is so rewarding”says Teta. She teaches all levels of Watermedia, Collage and oil painting classes in her studio inThe Shops at Willow Bend.

Teta is an Associate member of National Watercolor Society, a Member of Southwestern Art Society, Richardson Civic Art Society, Art FocusXC and Collage Visual Arts. Over the years her work has been accepted and won numerous awards in juried exhibitions. She is a frequent workshop coordinator, demo artist and juror.

For more about Teta, see her website: http://tetasmithart.com/

 

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IAA’s Art in the Park brings plein air paint-outs to Irving


Looking for fresh inspiration for your art? Join our informal painting and sketching sessions held once a month in Irving. Follow in the footsteps of the French impressionists!

Locations and dates: (All outings are weather permitting )

Saturdays 10am-2pm

  • March 31, Heritage Park, 217 S. Main St. Irving, old train park, downtown Irving
  • April 21, Fritz park, 312 E. Vilbig Irving, TX 75060
  • May 19, Williams Square Plaza, Las Colinas (home of the Mustangs Sculpture)

There are currently 43 parks with over 2,000 acres of land maintained by the City of Irving Parks and Recreation Department. For more information about Irving parks see https://cityofirving.org/850/Parks-and-Trails

For more about the Irving Art Association, see http://irvingart.org

Coordinator: Michele Quarton
michele.quarton@gmail.com 484-744-2473

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2018 Texas and Neighbors Preview Gallery

The 33rd Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition
May 12 – June 9, 2018
Irving Arts Center

This year the Texas & Neighbors competition received a record 637 entries from 246 artists residing in the five states of the regional show. Juror Lyle Novinski selected 75 paintings from this huge pool of work.

Congratulations to those eight Irving Art Association members whose work was chosen: Vidisha Bajpal, Ruben Contreras, Steve Danner, Denny Doran, Janet Gean, Sudeep Kumar, Beth Menking and Ann Rowley.

Website: TexasAndNeighbors.com

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center.

2018 Texas and Neighbors Chair: Linda Wood Shotwell

Volunteers are needed at the Irving Arts Center for Saturday, March 31 (intake) and Sunday, MAY 20 (reception). Contact  info@texasandneighbors.com to volunteer.

CALENDAR

  • SHIPPED PAINTINGS ARRIVE   MARCH 26 – 30
  • TAKE-IN   MARCH 31 10 AM – 3 PM
  • JUROR TALK & RECEPTION   MARCH 31  7 – 9 PM
  • RECEPTION & AWARDS CEREMONY   MAY 20  2 – 5 PM

Preview Gallery – click here

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IAA Meeting March 27: Junanne Peck on Encaustics

The March Irving Art Association Members Meeting will be held on the 4th Tuesday evening, March 27 at 7 pm.

It will feature artist Junanne Peck, who will give a demonstration of encaustics, the ancient art of painting with wax and resin.

Her demo will feature basic core information, including the history of encaustic, health and safety, and the fundamentals techniques of painting and fusing. If time allows, she will also show how to create depth and transparency, texture, ultra-smooth surfaces, transfer of drawings, stencils, and collage.

Doors open at 6:d0 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Guests are welcome.  Directions.

Artists, don’t forget to bring your entry for the Artist of the Month competition. We will also have a Silent Auction of art supplies.

About the artist:

Junanne Peck was selected as a Texas Originals (TXO) Artist by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Peck is a practicing artist-painter and printmaker for more than 30 years. Born in Texas and growing up in New Mexico. Her works are exhibited in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana and throughout Texas. Her works have been in solo and group exhibits. Peck also curates exhibits. She has been presenting workshops with Akua Inks using the pin press and etching press for the last 10 years.

Peck studied painting and sculpture at New Mexico State and was introduced to printmaking in Austin, TX at Flat Bed press. “I love that original prints can exist in more than one place at once and be shared with a wide audience.” Peck is published in “Fiber arts” Design Book 5.

For more about the artist see her website: http://junannepeck@mac.com

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A View from My Window call for art (2018 Celebrate Irving)

Pick up your paint brushes: Start creating for 2018 Celebrate Irving! This is an open call for IAA members and residents in the Irving area. FREE to enter.

In conjunction with the Irving Heritage Society‘s Celebrating Irving event, IAA is again hosting exhibits at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts and the West Irving Library. The title of this year’s exhibit is “A View from My Window”. For this exhibit we encourage the community to create artwork depicting scenes or activities from this region of the country similar to the type of work created by Regionalist artist Grant Wood. The artwork will hang in galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts from April 1 – April 27 and at the West Irving Library from March 25 – May 27.

We also need 3-D art and local crafts for the new glass cabinets at the IAA gallery and the display cabinets at the West Irving Library.

Artwork for the West Irving Library is due on Sunday, March 25 from 1-3 pm. (This is also pick-up date for the 2018 IAA Winter Art Exhibit there.) Address: West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving 75062 near the intersection of Rochelle & Esters.

Artwork can be dropped off at IAA’s gallery from 10a-2pm March 31 with a Reception and Geocaching Kickoff on Sunday, April 15 at 2pm. Artwork may also be dropped off earlier in the week at the Members meeting on March 27 7-9pm or during Gallery hours 1-4 on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Exhibit addresses & dates:

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061
Drop-off Sat., March 31 10am-2pm or earlier in the week
Exhibit dates: April 1 – 27
Reception, Sun. Apr. 15 2-4pm

West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving 75062 near the intersection of Rochelle & Esters
Drop-off Sun., March 25 1-3pm
Exhibit dates: March 25 – May 27

Click on the link to REGISTER NOW!  FREE! Reserve your spot now! Space is limited.

Entry requirements:
–Limit of five (5) entries per Artist.
–No nudes.
–2D, photography, or wall art must not exceed 20 lbs. Any media welcome, including computer art and photography.
–3D art needs to be 12″ in height or smaller in order to fit the shelves in the glass cabinets. Other types of 3D art may be entered if it can be hung on the wall. Limit of 20 lbs.

Images are optional! If submitted, they may be used for publicity. Limit of 2MB per image. Note that images should total 10MB or less.

Framing & Presentation of artwork:
Artwork must not exceed 20 lbs and should be framed and wired. Plexiglas only for work over 16″x 20″. No saw-tooth hangers. Wall hangings with dowels or wrap around canvas or cradled panels finished on all sides may be used instead of a frame.

For questions, contact Linda Wood Shotwell at iaaexhibits@gmail.com

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IAA Members & Friends Exhibit – Reception March 11

MEMBERS & FRIENDS EXHIBIT
February 25 – March 30, 2018
RECEPTION, SUNDAY, MARCH 11 2-4pm
 
You are invited to the reception at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts on Sunday, March 11 from 2-4pm. Address: 1975 Puritan, Irving 75061. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.
Thanks to all of the IAA members and friends who have graciously agreed to share their art and help out a friend who had to cancel his exhibit. We have an amazing quick response and quite a range of types of art.
There were 20 artists submitting over 45 (counting rocks) pieces of artwork:
Alvi Dalal, Steve Danner, Patsi Davila, Ankita Dwivedi, Sharon Giles, John Hunter, John P. Irizarry, Robyn Jorde, Jane Kahler, Jean Knauber, Todd Lindstrom, Brenda Mattioli, Susan Murray, Madhu Prabhu, Rebecca Prince, Gwen Revino, Ann Rowley, Alfredo Santestaban, Linda Wood Shotwell, and Helen Siksek.

Helen Siksek with her 9-piece painting “Back Yard”

Jean Knauber “Y” and “Square Root”

Lisa Cardenas “Safe Haven”

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Spring Free Basic Classes on Watercolor and Candle Making (Irving TX)

The Irving Art Association
offers free basic art classes for adults to get you started in art or in a new medium.

The Free Basics Classes follow a progressive sequence where you will learn basic skills via instructor demo/lecture — exercise —-practice. The series is designed for beginners to a particular art medium. Expect traditional as well as new and nontraditional materials and approaches.

Registration is now open for the Spring 2018 classes

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving. Held on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm. Doors open 6:30 pm. Directions

Supplies:  Basic supplies are provided. Please bring whatever extra supplies you wish to try out. (paint, brushes, paper, etc.). Wear old clothes or bring an apron.

Contact: irvingartassociation@gmail.com


 FREE BASIC ART CLASSES

SPRING 2018 Schedule:

Thursday evenings 7-9 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts

  • April 5, 12 & 19 Watercolor Instructor Judy Harrison
    REGISTER for Watercolor
  • May 3, 10 & 17 Candle Making Instructor Rachel Gregory
    postponed

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Winners of the IAA Indian Folk Art Juried Exhibition

This is the first year that Irving Art Association has sponsored a juried Indian Folk Art exhibition. Last year we held our first exhibition devoted to Indian Folk Art, but it was nonjuried. It was such a success that we decided to hold a juried version. This year 31 artists from the North Texas area submitted 57 works related to themes around Indian culture and heritage. The exhibition continues through February 23rd at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.

The Reception & Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday, February 11th, from 2-4pm, and was well-attended. Reception photos will posted soon on the IAA Photo Album.

Show catalog: IAA 2018 Indian Folk Art Brochure

Art from this exhibit will also travel to the Irving Arts Center for display from March 3 – April 29, 2018 in the front foyer/administrative halls.

Curator/juror was Deepa Koshaley, artist and landscape architect. http://deepadesignscape.com/

Award Winners

See http://irvingartassociation.org/2018/02/winners-of-the-iaa-indian-folk-art-juried-exhibition/ for the Winners Gallery.

Best of Show

 

Adult Category –

Best of Show: Saraswathi Ganeshan | Madurai Meenakshi

1st Prize: Madhupriya Srinivasan | Musical Moments

2nd Prize: Monika Dogra | Let there be light

3rd Prize:  Navneeta Khemka | Musical Medley

Honourable Mention I: Meenatchi Subramanian | Radha Krishna

Honourable Mention II: Andrea Chudoba | Secrets of Sisterhood

Chilrden’s Category –

1st Prize: Amolika Kondapalli | Collage of Indian Art

2nd Prize: Charumitha Yuvaraja | Arthanareeswar

3rd Prize: Avina Bansal | Krishna Balram

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IAA Meeting Feb. 18 – Katrina Doran on Mosaics

 

 

The February 18th Irving Art Association Members Meeting will be held on a Sunday at 2pm this month, It will feature artist Katrina Doran, who will give a talk about mosaics from classical to contemporary and demonstrate tools and cutting. Special after demo workshop: For a hands-on project, we’ll make tiles in mosaic patterns (note: $10 fee for supplies).

Doors open at 1:00 pm and the Meeting starts at 2:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Guests are welcome.  Directions.

 

About Katrina Doran:

Katrina Doran
Doran Studio:mosaic art & sculpture
DoranStudioMosaics.com

Biographical:

Katrina Doran is a mosaic artist who delights in the breaking of things so she may reassemble them into something entirely new. She has studied worldwide with modern masters of this fine craft and brings to her practice a uniform sensibility and order used, to good effect, for the purpose of establishing beauty and harmony. Her practice is grounded in classical mosaic techniques dating back over 2000 years. In all of Doran’s makings there is an element of surprise waiting to be discovered. Doran’s interest, enthusiasm and passion for her art form is contagious, making her a popular lecturer, teacher and workshop facilitator.

Background:

Katrina Doran remembers always being drawn to the making of things. Her youngest years were often spent alone in the woods of her family farm where she gathered sticks, clay, vines and charcoal in order to create. Her mother taught her how to cook and to sew and she took well to both with a natural instinct for how things go together as flavors, textures, colors and forms. Her father, an engineer, made certain she could work on mechanical things establishing a groundwork for working with tools while finding solutions for the repair and building of structural objects.

Doran began her college studies in interior design and when told her first ten years in the field would be drawing other people’s blueprints, she changed her major to psychology. Doran was beginning to glimpse an inner yearning to make a difference in the lives of others. Her work following college returned to the decorating of homes and the creation of harmonious interior environments. One day, a friend urged her to try something new and Doran found herself being trained in the theatrical arts launching her next career as a corporate entertainer. Here she learned how to interact with large groups of people and was able to contribute her creative skills to both costume and prop designs. This phase of working eradicated all pretense of shyness in Doran and established the protocol and structure for producing a good event.

Each phase and component of Doran’s life allowed for the next natural growth and expansion. The time came when the pull to create art was strong enough it led to the art of mosaic. Doran has not looked back except in appreciation of how all her experiences allow her to express her passion for creating and her ability to make a difference in the lives of others.

Doran creates custom mosaic works of art, teaches classes and conducts workshops for all ages. She is married to Denny Doran, a fine artist specializing in charcoal pencil portaits. Her son, Taylor Pierre Bryant a.k.a., Tay Tay Pierre, is a printmaker working on fashion designs. Together, they are in the process of developing an art compound, an environmental space designed to honor and support their pleasure in creating.

Artist Statement:

I am interested in creating curious objects of beauty that seem magical, as if they are from another time and place, or might have been something you once dreamed of. I am also interested in how we might create these things together or in the context of a group. I am fascinated by the ways we contribute to one another, the gifts we each have to share in order to express, expand, explore and grow. My vision for my life is to bring presence to a beauty beyond measure.

~Katrina Doran

Katrina Doran teaches mosaic art classes at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas.

Her works can be found in:

private settings throught the United States

The Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas, Texas
Greenhill School, Dallas, Texas
John Paul II, Plano, Texas
Visual Expressions Creative Arts School, Cedar Hill, Texas
Hospitality centers in California and Texas
Dallas International School, Dallas, Texas
Lee A. McShan, Jr. Elementary, Dallas, Texas
Anderson Elementary, Frisco, Texas
In partnership with Carlyn Ray Designs, works were created with the Alcuin school and Girls Inc.

For more about the artist, see her website: http://doranstudiomosaics.com

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Indian Folk Art Exhibition in Irving – Reception & Awards Feb. 11

Indian Folk Art exhibition, a celebration of Indian culture and heritage.
January 28 – February 23, 2018

Reception & Awards

Sunday, February 11th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061

The Exhibition returns for a second year! 33 artists from the North Texas area submitted 57 works related to themes around Indian culture and heritage. 17 of the artist are in the youth category.

Art from this exhibit will also travel to the Irving Arts Center for display from March 3 – April 29, 2018 in the front foyer/administrative halls.

Curator/juror Deepa Koshaley at deepadesignscape@gmail.com or 972-639-6745

A preview of works from the exhibtion:

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2018 Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition call for entries – $9,000 in awards

The annual TxN exhibit is back for its 33rd year! This five-state call is highly respected and competitive. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center. Deadline is Feb. 15, 2018.

The 2018 Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition is open to all artists 18 and older living in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Up to three works of two-dimensional art may be entered by an artist for an entry fee of $40 ($35 for IAA members).

$9.000 in prizes!  Artists may also earn signature status by exhibiting in five shows. Juror for the 2018 exhibition is Lyle Novinski.

See the official Texas & Neighbors website at texasandneighbors.com for the prospectus and link to  registration at CaFe.  Subscribe to the TxN mailing list.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 

All events will take place at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062.
Visit www.lrvingArtsCenter.com for directions

Deadline for entries                     Thursday, February 15, 2018
Notification of acceptance              March 6
Shipped paintings arrive                 March 26 – 30
Hand deliveries                            Saturday, March 31, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Juror talk & Reception                    Saturday, March 31, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Exhibit dates                                 MAY 12 – JUNE 9, 2018
Reception & Awards Ceremony     Sunday, May 20, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Strike                                              Sunday, June 10, 1:00 -5:00 pm

MEET THE JUROR: Lyle Novinski

Lyle Novinski is Professor Emeritus of Art and former Chair of the Art Department at the University of Dallas. He is an established painter and designer. He holds MA and MFA degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with further study in Philosophy  and Theology at Marquette University. Professor Novinski’s interests as a working artist embrace a wide range of topics, including painting as a discipline, design and execution of liturgical spaces, and the history of sacred art. Consequently, he remains a sought after lecturer. His many exhibits over the years have brought note to his work with over 60 installations in churches including the windows of St. Rita’s in Dallas, furnishings for the Neuhoff Chapel at SMU, as well as a life-sized mosaic in a chapel in Rome.  www.novinskistudio.com

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Sharon Serrago: Italy and Beyond Exhibit – reception Jan. 21

Irving Art Association Member artist Sharon Serrago starts off our new year with a beautiful exhibit entitled “Sharon Serrago: Italy and Beyond” in the East Gallery at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Directions.

Her work will be on view January 7 through January 26. The Reception will be Sunday, Jan. 21 from 2-4pm.

About the artist:
Sharon Serrago is a local area artist, teaching weekly watercolor and acrylic classes at her studio in Richardson, TX. As her teaching strength lies in design and color theory, her classes always focus on strong fundamentals. Sharon’s ability to quickly spot problem areas in paintings and her adeptness at offering solutions has caught the eye of many art clubs and organizations who have subsequently invited her to present demonstrations, offer critiques of members’ works, and judge competitions.
She works a variety of mediums:  watercolor, acrylics, oils, collage, oil and cold wax.

A signature member of SWS, Sharon has been accepted into numerous exhibitions including Western Federation WS, Alabama WS, Georgia WS, Illinois WS, Irving WS, Houston WS, and several others.

 

 
An entrepreneur with her hand in several businesses, Sharon’s first love is her art. While she frequently paints realistically, she is most at home when painting abstracts. Her styles are as diverse as her talents, all of which goes into making her one of Dallas’ interesting artists.
For more about the artist, see her website http://www.serrago.com/ or contact her at sharon@serrago.com.

 

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Free Basic Classes in Fiber Arts, Gelli Printing and Oil & Acrylic Painting

The Irving Art Association
offers free basic art classes for adults to get you started in art or in a new medium.

The Free Basics Classes follow a progressive sequence where you will learn basic skills via instructor demo/lecture — exercise —-practice. The series is designed for beginners to a particular art medium. Expect traditional as well as new and nontraditional materials and approaches.

Registration is now open for the Winter 2018 classes

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving. Held on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm. Doors open 6:30 pm.

Supplies:  Basic supplies are provided. Please bring whatever extra supplies you wish to try out. (paint, brushes, paper, etc.). Wear old clothes or bring an apron.

Contact: irvingartassociation@gmail.com


 FREE BASIC ART CLASSES

WINTER 2018 Schedule:

Thursday evenings 7-9 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts

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Nov. 28 Irving Art Association Meeting: Sudeep Kumar on Urban Sketching

The November 28th Irving Art Association Members Meeting will feature artist Sudeep Kumar, who will talk about  urban sketching with a demo and a hands-on afterword. He will also share information about Urban Sketchers global community, the Dallas/Fort Worth local chapter and how someone can join these groups.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Guests are welcome. Directions.

Artists, don’t forget to bring your entry for the Artist of the Month competition. We will also have a Silent Auction of art supplies.

Call for Art:  IAA Winter Art Exhibit Members, you may drop off your work early at the meeting. Regular drop off time is Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10am – 2pm. Up to three large pieces or five small ones on any theme. Don’t forgot your name, title of art, and contact information on the back. Exhibit runs Dec. 3 – Jan. 5, 2018.

About the Artist
Sudeep Kumar is a local area artist, living in Frisco, TX.
Art for him is like a meditation, a silent conversation with self. On one hand, his work is either capturing the energy/mood of a place or event and presenting it to the audience to have them connect to the subject more closely as if its an integral part of their life. On the other hand, its a portrait of human emotions underneath our daily struggle for survival or mundane day to day activities. In today’s world of technological advancement, he feels we as a species are losing touch with our surroundings, our environment, our fellow human beings. The real connection or intimacy is missing. That’s what he tries to present to the audience and have them take a step back from their busy life and explore their surroundings fully. He uses charcoal, ink pen, or watercolor to create this artwork and try to use minimum media/material to keep them simple without impacting the message they convey.
Since last more than a decade he has been painting, drawing, sketching, teaching, exhibiting, learning and inspiring the community. He is also a Faculty of Art of Living foundation, teaching meditation and breathing technique for overall well-being for all individuals.

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Reception & Awards Nov. 5 for IAA’s 2017 Photography Exhibition

Sunday, Nov. 5 2-4pm

Reception & Awards for
IAA’s 2017 Photography Exhibit

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Drive, Irving TX 75062  directions

Don’t miss this special event! Come and see the beautiful photography and meet the photographers in Irving Art Association’s first juried photography show. $2,000 in prizes will be awarded.

75 works from 44 photographers were selected by juror Mark Thompson for the exhibit at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. For a preview of the show see http://irvingartassociation.org/2017/10/2017-iaa-photography-exhibition-preview-gallery/

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2017 IAA Photography Exhibition Preview Gallery

This is the first year that Irving Art Association has sponsored a juried exhibition devoted solely to photography. We received a great response to our call and are proud to announce that work from 44 photographers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area has been selected to be in the show.  For the Preview Gallery go to http://irvingartassociation.org/2017/10/2017-iaa-photography-exhibition-preview-gallery/

Juror is Mark Thompson, an award-winning photographer, videographer and filmmaker. Mark began his career as a painter before discovering his penchant for digital media, at which point he began making the move from being a full-time painter to full-time professional photographer and videographer. Over the years Mark’s training and experience has touched on a variety of different genres that include everything from commercial & product photography to fine art and even filmmaking. Mark has worked as photographer for such outfits as CBS News, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Deep Ellum Foundation, and the Lyndie Wilkes Advertising Agency (just to name a few), his photography as been shown in art galleries all over North Texas, and he is currently producing his first feature-length documentary film.

75 works will be in the exhibit opening October 29 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX. The Reception & Awards Ceremony will be Sunday, November 5th, from 2-4pm. The show will be on view through December 1st.  Selected works will travel to the West Irving Library for an exhibit Dec. 3 – Jan. 7, 2018.

Congratulations to those IAA members whose work was selected: Tina Alvarez, Eleanore Avery, Amy Keng, Ron Kreml, Liang Li, Quentin Ochs, Kathleen Ramirez, Alfredo Santesteban and Mary Ann Vela.

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IAA Photography Competition Deadline Oct. 10

image: John Fernandez “Bos Tauri”, award winner in the IAA 16th National Animal Art Exhibition

The 1st Annual Irving Art Association Photography Competition is open to all DFW area residents. $2,000 in awards!

For complete entry details, see the prospectus: 2017 IAA Photography Prospectus

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be original photography, either film or digital. 
  • Any subject matter will be considered as acceptable, except nudes.
  • Submitted works must have been created in the last 2 years, and not accepted in a previous IAA Photography Exhibit.
  • Limit of three (3) entries per photographer.
  • Framed photography must not exceed 36″ x 36″, and weigh under 20 lbs.

ENTER ONLINE:

Digital images only: JPGs or PNGs with 300 pixels per inch resolution and a width and/or height maximum of 1800 pixels/6 inches. Maximum of 3MB. Image names: Last name of photographer, first name or initial, then title of photograph or entry no.

Submit your entry online with payment via PayPal in the amount of $35 ($25 for IAA members). No refunds.

REGISTER NOW

Calendar:

  • Entry Deadline Oct 10
  • Notification of acceptance Oct 15
  • Hand delivered entries Saturday, Oct. 28 10am – 2pm
    Jaycee Park Center for the Arts,
  • Exhibit opens Oct. 29
  • Reception & Awards Ceremony Sunday, Nov. 5 2 – 4 pm
  • Exhibit Closes Dec. 1
  • Art pick up Saturday, Dec. 2 10 – 2 pm
  • Traveling Exhibit Dec. 3 – Jan. 7, 2018 at the West Irving Library (optional)

 

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The IAA Members Art Experience Sept. 26

The September 26th Irving Art Association Members Meeting will feature 3 different HANDS-ON ART EXPERIENCES! We’ll be doing:

  • Acrylic Pours with Linda Wood Shotwell
  • Working with Stencils with Sharon Giles
  • Nail Polish Gems with Patsy Davila.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  DirectionsWarning: wear grunge clothes and/or bring your aprons.

Artists, don’t forget to bring your entry for the Artist of the Month competition. We will also have a Silent Auction of art supplies.

Guests $5 donation – RSVP to us at info@irvingart.org. Join or Renew.

 

Everyone participating in this meeting will have the opportunity to make their own 3 x 3 inch acrylic pour.Acrylic pours are one of the hottest paint experiences right now and you will love doing it. Take what you learn home with you and make a larger piece at home.
Come explore the expanding use of stencils and masks in artwork. It’s not just pouncing up and down with a stiff stencil brush anymore.Sharon will introduce you to brayers, sprays, stamping, sponges, pan pastel, even baby wipes and more!
But wait, that’s not all!!!! Patsy will show you how to create lovely gemstones just using nail polish.She’ll have supplies but you can bring your favorite polish.

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2017 National Animal Art Show — Reception Sept. 10

2017 16th Annual National Animal Art Juried Exhibition

AUGUST 27 – SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts

RECEPTION Sunday Sept. 10, 2-4pm

This year 101 artists entered 238 pieces of artwork, 65 of which were selected for display. Juror is Patsy Lindamood.

Accepted artists:

Kerry Adcock, Arlington TX
*Tina Alvarez,
Flower Mound TX
*Helen Bailey CPSA, McKinney TX
Deborah Beardslee, Rochester NY
Judi Betts,
Baton Rouge LA
Marilyn Bourbon, Coppell TX
Crista Bromley, Burnet TX
Tyler Cochran,
Euless TX
*Ruben Contreras Grand Prairie TX
Janae Corrado,
Little Elm TX
*Steve Danner, Duncanville TX
Vicki Duron,
Stanley NM
*Julie England,
Dallas TX
John Fernandez,
Fort Worth TX
Debbie Flynn, Oklahoma City OK
*Ramona Freeman, Murchison TX
*Sharon Giles,
Irving TX
Renate Grupp,
Trophy Club TX
Brenda Guyton,
Dallas TX
*Ann Hardy, Colleyville TX
Carol Henrichs, College Station TX
Justin Higgs,
Dallas TX
Krista Hulsman,
Hurst TX
Robin Ingle,
Cedar Hll TX
Iwona Jankowski, Magnolia TX
Elaine Jary,
Bedford TX
*Amy Keng,
Carrollton TX
Dawn Kostenko Kerbs, Burleson TX
Deb LaFogg,
Boynton Beach FL
PJ Lenorovitz,
San Tan Valley AZ
*Sheliah Lonian,
Plano TX
Megan Merz, Pittsburgh PA
Steve Miller,
Grand Prairie TX
Pama Monfries,
Point Venture TX
Susie Monzingo, Benbrook TX
Paul Murray, Jamestown RI
Donna Myers,
Celeste TX
Shelby Prindaville, Leavenworth KS
Sonja Quarles,
Fort Worth TX
Denise Remfert, Copper Canyon TX
*Gwen Revino, Carrollton TX
Jan Riggins,
Fort Worth TX
Terri Rosenblum, Franklin Lakes NJ
*Dulce Ruqué, Lewisville TX
*Valorie Sams,
Holly Lake Ranch TX
Gail Shelton, CPSA Winnfield LA
Betty Smith,
Celeste TX
Dotty Umphress, Irving TX
*Mary Ann Vela,
Irving TX
*Heather Ward,
Los Alamos NM
P.K. Williams, Albuquerque NM
Kathleen Zann Isacson, New York NY
Michelle Zeidman, Seattle WA
Judy Zipkes,
Addison TX

*indicates IAA member

To see all the featured art in the Preview Gallery, go to http://irvingart.org.

 

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IAA’s 2017 Printmaking, Collage & Assemblage Exhibit – reception Aug. 6

Exhibit dates: July 30 – August 25, 2017

Reception: Sunday, August 6 2-4 pm

Invitation: Facebook

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving  directions

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association

Original hand-pulled prints, collages and small assemblages  created by 17 IAA and guest artists:

Sharlann Adams, Selena Dixon, Brett Dyer, Sharon Giles, Daniele Jones, Jean Knauber, Jeane Mcintosh, Brenda Mattioli, Junanne Peck, Kathleen Ramirez, Ben Schoenekase, Una Scott, Linda Shotwell, Wendi Vallares, VET, Renee Wallace, and Jennifer Wester.

Brochure: click here

A representative sample of the artwork in this exhibit is posted at http://irvingartassociation.org/2017/08/iaas-2017-printmaking-collage-assemblage-exhibit-reception-aug-6/

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Irving Art Association: Fall 2017 Children’s Art Classes

This Fall the Irving Art Association is starting a Children’s Art Program for children ages 7 – 13 years of age. The age groups are broken down into two groups; 7-10 years of age and 11-13 years of age. 

The programs are scheduled for fall 2017 and spring 2018. We have designed art projects that incorporate the basic art principles of design, color, and composition into creative interactive fun.

For more information, contact Michele Quarton at iaakidsart@gmail.com.

The art classes are held at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, located at 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061 (the gallery of the Irving Art Association) Directions


REGISTER: click here


Fees:

  • Fee per class is $20
  • Fall Program package for 3 classes is $55 ($5 discount)
  • Spring Program package for 4 classes is $75 ($5 discount)
  • Total IAA Children’s Program  for Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 year is $130 ($10 discount)

Instructor for the program year is Sarah Murphy, artist and art teacher in the DFW district schools.

Fall Schedule for 7-10 year olds: Time 2 – 4 pm

  • October 14th Saturday: Creating and designing Super Hero Trick or Treat Bags.
  • November 11th Saturday: Leaf and vegetable print making, creating a tapestry wall hanging.
  • December 9th Saturday: Design and create a three dimensional holiday ornament

    Fall Schedule for 11- 13 year olds:  Time 2 -4 pm

  • October 15th Sunday: Create and design Halloween masks using the Mexican “Day of the Dead” theme.
  • Novembers 18th Saturday: Introduction to Charcoal sketching and composition.
  • December 10th Sunday: Design and instruct a three dimensional holiday card.

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2017 National Animal Art Exhibition call for entries – deadline July 26

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2017 16th Annual National
Animal Art
Juried Exhibition

AUGUST 27 – SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX

ENTRY DEADLINE JULY 26, 2017

 

2017 marks the 16th year Irving Art Association has held a special competition on animal art.Entry is open to all legal residents of the U.S. in the contiguous 48 states, 18 and older.

$3,000 in awards

For questions about the exhibit, contact the Show Chair Linda Wood Shotwell at iaaexhibits@gmail.com.

 

Calendar:

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Entry Deadline  all day
  • Saturday, August 12 Notification of acceptance 
  • Mon. – Fri., Aug 21 – 25 Shipped entries due – instruction sent with notification
  • Saturday, August 26 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Hand delivered entries, Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75062
  • Sunday, August 27, 2017 Exhibit opens to public 
  • Sunday, September 10 Exhibit Reception &  Awards 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 30 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Strike show & art pickup
  • Oct. 7 – Nov. 26. 2017 Traveling Exhibit  at the Irving Arts Center.  Local artists are invited to participate.
History: In 2013 Irving Art Association’s two venerable animal-art exhibits were combined into a single show: the 12th Annual Wildlife & Domestic Animal Juried Art Competition. In 2012 the Wildlife Juried Art Competition was in its eleventh year, and the Unconditional Love: Pet Fine Art Juried in its fourth. In its 15th year, we shortened the title to IAA National Animal Art Juried Competition,reflecting the show’s national status also.
BEST OF SHOW Steve Danner “Cats Eye” Acrylic

right: 2016 IAA Award of Excellence Sheryl Hughes “I Can Still See You” Acrylic

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS:

Any animal species will be considered as acceptable subject matter for works, both wildlife and domestic, including pets.

Artwork must be done from personal photographs or observation. Concept, design and execution should be solely that of the artist. Work from another’s copyrighted or published materials is not permitted.

Submitted works must have been completed within the last 2 years, and not accepted into a previous IAA Animal Art Exhibit. Limit of three entries.

Media: Oil, Water Media, Mixed Media, Dry Media/Drawing & Photography

For complete entry rules see the 2017 IAA Animal Prospectus



SUBMISSION & PAYMENT ONLINE

Submit your entries onlinethrough CaFÉ (www.callforentry.org). Or go directly to https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4508

Fee $35 for up to three entries (IAA Members $30).  

Pay by credit card through CaFE or mail a check to Irving Art Association, P.O. Box 153581, Irving, TX 75015-3581 attn EXHIBITS, Checks must be received by July 26, 2017. Not a member? Join IAA at irvingartassociation.org/membership

Upload options for image files through CaFÉ:

  • File format: JPEG only
  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
  • File size: 5 MB maximum

HELP pages for entry using CaFÉ: – including setting up a FREE account, how to apply, preparing your jpegs & more. Very friendly service – for help:

Contact CaFÉ™ support at cafe@westaf.org


 

lindamood4JUROR: Patsy Lindamood

Learning from from nationally and internationally recognized pastelists and wildlife artists, Patsy has emerged with a style uniquely her own, marked by strong, colorful, yet infinitely detailed compositions in a representational style.  She has become a nationally award winning artist in her own right.

Her work derives from research and observation of creatures in their environments, in the wild whenever possible. Trips to state and national parks have provided great adventure and abundant inspiration. Wildlife also regularly visit her property in Huntsville, and it is not unusual to pass deer or roadrunners on her weekday routes.

Working in pastel, graphite, colored pencil, and watercolor or watercolor pencil, Lindamood’s paintings are life-size, bold with color, rich with texture, and bursting with presence. She frequently paints on cradled artist boards, Pastelboard or Mylar.

For more about Patsy and her art, see her website at http://www.lindamoodfineart.com.

 

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IAA Winners Exhibit at the Irving Arts Center

On Exhibit
July 15 – August 27, 
2017 
Irving Arts Center, Dupree Lobby,
3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062

RECEPTION

Sunday
July 16, 2-4 pm

It’s an annual tradition – the winning artwork in the annual Irving Art Association Members Juried Exhibition travels to the Irving Arts Center for a summer display. The challenge pieces (this year it’s birds) also accompany them.

The show catalog for the 2017 IAA Members Juried Exhibition:  2017IAAMembersJuriedExhibitionCatalog-web

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5th Annual IAA Summer Exhibit at the West Irving Library

The 5th Annual Irving Art Association Summer Exhibit is now on view June 25 though October 1, 2017 at the West Irving Library. The library is located at 4444 W. Rochelle near the intersection of the Esters & Rochelle.

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

Participating artists:  Steve Danner, Brett Dyer, Sharon Giles, John Hunter, Amy Keng, Navneeta Khemka, Beth Menking, Susan Murray, Shermeen Sidiki, and Behnaz Sohrabian

For the brochure, click here: IAA2017SummerArtExhibitBrochure

 

 

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2017 IAA Members Juried Exhibition – Reception & Awards Sunday, June 11

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You’re invited to the Reception & Awards Ceremony on Sunday, June 11 from 2-4 pm. Refreshments will be served. Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75062. directions

2017 marks the 62nd year of the Irving Art Association and its annual exhibitions. This year 37 IAA members are displaying art in the exhibit, with a total of 83 pieces of art and photography. $2,000 in prizes will be awarded, selected by juror is Misty Oliver Foster.

Award winners and challenge entries (birds) from the 2017 IAA Members Juried Exhibition will be included in the IAA Winners Exhibit at the Irving Art Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX, July 15 – August 27. There will be a Reception held on Sunday July 16 from 2-4 pm.

Examples of artwork included in the show:

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In the Garden at the West Irving Library

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“In the Garden”, which was exhibited  at the Irving Art Association’s West Gallery last month, has traveled to the West Irving Library and is now on view May 28 -June 25, 2017. The library is located at 4444 W. Rochelle near the intersection of the Esters & Rochelle.

The subject is of course flowers and gardens. It is a group exhibition from Tuesday Painters, an art group that meets weekly on Tuesdays at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. (The public is invited to join  — it’s free.)

Brochure: IAA2017IntheGardenExhibitBrochure

Participating artists:
Susan Murray (curator)
Nell Owen
Frankie Couch
Sharon Giles
Victoria Robinson

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2017 62nd Annual IAA Members Juried Exhibit call for entries

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IAA sponsors a juried show annual for its members — this year is the 62nd. Location: both the East and West Galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Awards this year have been increased to $2,000.

PROSPECTUS: IAA2017MembersJuriedExhibitProspectus

Early Online Registration Form and Payment (deadline May 25)

JUROR: Misty Oliver Foster

Both online entries and those brought on Intake Day will be accepted. Entering online will be $25 – a $5 discount. Deadline for early online registration is May 25 and images are optional, Intake day is Saturday, May 27, 10am – 2pm. Registration fee for artwork submitted on intake day is $30. Those members who have registered previously online will deliver their work too.

As in prior years, we will have a Challenge Award for a special theme. This year it’s Birds, and participation is optional. Challenge contenders will also be judged within the media categories and will be invited to participate in the IAA Winners Exhibit traveling to the Irving Arts Center in July.

  • Must be an IAA member for the 2016-2017 or 2017-2018 dues year. If you haven’t paid your dues, click here.

 


 

CALENDAR:

Thursday, May 25, 2017 – Online entry deadline

Saturday, May 27, 2017 10am – 2pm – Deliver artwork (for work entered previously online & also for registration at intake)

Sunday, May 28 1-4pm – Pick up work juried out

Sunday, June 11 – Reception & Awards: 2-4pm

Saturday, June 24 – Strike Date 10am – 2pm

July 15 – August 27 IAA Winners Exhibit at the Irving Art Center’s Dupree Lobby, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062 (62nd Challenge entries will be included)

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Free sessions on Making Collage Paper May 21 and Making Small Collages May 26

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Irving Art Association sponsors a Meetup group: Open Art Sundays on third Sunday afternoons and Open Art Fridays on the first, second and fourth Fridays. Sessions are free unless stated. Bring your own supplies. (sometimes there will be a small supply fee).

Sharon Giles will be the leader for these two sessions. RSVP through Meetup.com or to info@irvingart.org. Check out IAA’s Meetup at https://www.meetup.com/irving-art-association/ — it’s free to join.

May 21 Open Art Sunday: Making Collage Paper from Tissue Paper & Deli Paper

Supplies required: white tissue paper, deli paper or even rice paper, acrylic paint & medium, brushes (larger brushes or foam brushes or even small foam rollers), paper towels, water container, stamps, apron, and garbage bags for drying racks. Sharon will bring gelli plates and stencils for those who wish to print on deli paper. You can also use white or black gesso in this technique.

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May 26 Open Art Friday: Collaging in Your Art Journal or on Canvas.

Supplies required: We’ll use the collage papers that we made on May 21st. Plus bring whatever handmade, found or bought paper you have to create collages in your art journal or on small canvases, boards, etc.

Bring your art journal or small canvas or boards. Acrylic medium, gel or whatever glue you prefer. If you want to incorporate paint, bring your paints, brushes and drawing tools.

Sharon will bring some composition tips for you and samples of her collages to show you. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Note: if your collages have gelli printing on them, you can enter them in the free IAA Printmaking Exhibit to be held July 30- Aug. 25.

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Sharon Serrago: Going from Realism to Abstraction; IAA Meeting May 23

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, May 23rd meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Sharon Serrago. Her presentation will be on going from Realism to Abstraction, a subject many artists find fascinating. In the demo she will begin with a realistic drawing of the subject and an abstract drawing, then show step by step how to move a realistic picture into an abstraction of that subject.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  Directions. Guests are welcome.

About the Artist: 

Sharon Serrago is a local area artist, teaching weekly watercolor and acrylic classes at her studio in Richardson, TX, a suburb of Dallas). As her teaching strength lies in design and color theory, her classes always focus on strong fundamentals. Sharon’s ability to quickly spot problem areas in paintings and her adeptness at offering solutions has caught the eye of many art clubs and organizations who have subsequently invited her to present demonstrations, offer critiques of members’ works, and judge competitions.

An entrepreneur with her hand in several businesses, Sharon’s first love is her art. While she frequently paints realistically, she is most at home when painting abstracts. Her styles are as diverse as her talents, all of which goes into making her one of Dallas’ interesting artists.

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Winners of the 2017 Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition

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APRIL 29 – JUNE 3, 201

The Reception & Awards Ceremony for the 32nd Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition was held on Sunday, April 30, 2016 at the Irving Arts Center. Best of Show was awarded to artist Linda Conley for her pastel “Days Finale”. The IAC Award of Excellence went to Linda Lucas Hardy for “It Don’t Make Sense But It’s So Much Fun”, a work in colored pencil. $9,300 in cash was awarded in five media categories to 22 artists. For a full list of awards see below.

For reception photos of awards, artists, celebrants, and Chocolate Rose floral arrangements see the IAA Photo Album (coming soon).

Be sure to see the amazing florals created as tributes to the paintings by the floral artists of the Chocolate Rose.  (left, Gail Delger’s Escape Route) They are only on view for a week.

The exhibit was juried by Michael Holter and represents works from regional artists residing in Texas and the four surrounding states. Cosponsored by Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center.

It continues at the Irving Arts Center through June 3, 2017. Gallery hours: Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062

http://texasandneighbors.com/


AWARD WINNERS

Best of Show: Day’s Finale by Linda Conley (Pastel)

IAC Award of Excellence: It Don’t Make Sense but it’s So Much Fun by Linda Lucas Hardy (Colored Pencil)

Acrylic

  1. Think About Your Troubles by Steve Danner
  2. Patrick’s Chickens by R’Lene Winters
  3. Bayou Moon by James Stewart
  4. Honorable Mention: Chain Reaction II by

    Lori Maclean

Drawing:

  1. Spheres #2 by Russ Mackensen
  2. Egyptian Arabian Ak Al Kaseed by Helen Bailey
  3. Oasis by Jesse Lane
  4. Honorable Mention: Portrait of an Artist by Marie Maines
    Honorable Mention: Eye’ve Got an Eye on You by Patsy Lindamood

Water-Media:

  1. Gathering Eucalyptus by Rance Jones
  2. Ladies Day by Dawna Hasara
  3. Western Transportation by Tina Bohlman
  4. Honorable Mention: Mamacita by Kim Granhaug
    Honorable Mention: New York State of Mind by Ron Bigony

Oil:

  1. Madeline by Barbara Hack
  2. Kim by Henry Prikryl
  3. Soft Rock by Behnaz Sohrabian
  4. Honorable Mention: Timid Trio by Carolyn Mock
    Honorable MentionLate September Melody
     by Beth Haywood

Mixed Media:

  1. Life Among the Poppies by P.K. Williams
  2. Divine Intervention by Patricia Craft
  3. Watching by Priscilla Krejci
  4. Honorable Mention: About Face by Suzanne Seiler

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Spring 2017 Free Basic Classes: Spinning & Knitting and Watercolor

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The Irving Art Association

 offers free basic art classes for adults to get you started in art or in a new medium.

The Free Basics Classes follow a progressive sequence where you will learn basic skills via instructor demo/lecture — exercise —-practice. The series is designed for beginners to a particular art medium as well as mid career artists reviewing technique and not creating finished works. Expect traditional as well as new and nontraditional materials and approaches.

Registration is open for the 2017 spring classes.  (each class is separate)

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving. Held on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm. Doors open 6:30 pmDirections

Supplies provided. Please feel free to bring whatever extra supplies you wish to try out. (paint, brushes, paper, etc.). Wear old clothes or bring an apron.

Contact: irvingartassociation@gmail.com


Free Basic Class on Spinning & Knitting 
Dates: May 4, 11, 18
Instructor: Ameda Holmes
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Ameda Holmes has been knitting and working with yarn since she was 5 years old.  Her grandmother was a true master and taught her how to design as well as create.  In 1985 she decided that natural fibers were the way to go and she learned to spin her own yarn.  For the three Thursday evenings in May she will be teaching spinning and knitting.  The first night will be devoted to spinning. Attendees will be introduced to the basics of spinning and will receive a spindle and fiber to work with.  The next two nights will be devoted to the basics of knitting.  Everyone will be making simple slippers. Needles and yarn will be provided.

Free Basic Class on Watercolor
Dates: June 1, 8, 15
Instructor: Beverly Boren
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Bev Boren was born and raised in Texas and now resides in Trophy Club, Texas with her husband Ben.  She is a signature member of the Outdoor Painters Society and the Southwestern Watercolor Society.  She is also a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, and American Watercolor Society.

Her work is primarily the result of her need to paint.  Inspiration can come at any time and in any place.  She is not confined to one subject area.  She loves  to paint a variety of subject matter as well as working in various mediums.  Bev’s paintings are created with things that capture her eye whether it’s a still life, landscape, or capturing a person’s personality.  Painting is her way of connecting with the world and the people around her and sharing those experiences along the way.

In her words “Trying to describe or explain my efforts at painting or drawing seems like a futile effort.  After all, I want my work to express itself without the necessity of words.  My best hope is that my work will stand simply on it’s own, and find a connection with viewers where words fail”.  Her website: http://bevboren.com/

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IAA Artists on Display at Baylor Scott & White – Irving

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Irving Art Association has expanded it’s CAAP Program (Corporate Art Appreciation) to include the Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center in Irving. The paintings will be on display for 6 months in various areas of the hospital.

17 artists from Irving Art Association are participating:

Frankie Couch, Helen Bailey, Patsi Davila, Susan Murray, Sarah Murphy, Patricia Arnold, Wendy Koehrsen, Brett Dyer, Jim Duncan, Patsy Lindamood, Sudeep Kumar, Deepa Koshaley, Victoria Robinson, Sue Banfield, Umashree Kumaresh, Jane Kahler, and Mary Ann Vela.

Thanks to CAAP Chair Frankie Sielof-Couch and volunteer Susan Murray for handling the exhibition.

More art is needed! Participating in CAAP is an IAA member perk. Contact CAAP Chair Frankie Sielof-Couch to join in at 972-255-3468 or franki1930@aol.com or capp@irvingartassociation.org. It’s a great opportunity to promote and sell your work! Note: Frankie also needs art for our other CAAP locations.

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Steve Miller demo on Oil Landscapes: IAA March 28th Meeting

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, March 28th meeting of the Irving Art Association will beSteve Miller. He will be demonstrating his style of oil landscapes.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75062.  Directions. Guests are welcome.

Steve Miller

Steve was born in Arlington, Texas in the late 50’s. Although he grew up in several locations across the South, he now lives in Grand Prairie, Texas with his bride of 39 years, Donna.

Steve has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic artist, creating art, illustration and graphics for several publications.

He has also worked in computer animation and digital photography and digital illustration. In contrast to the computer related visuals, he works in oils and pastels, and has won several awards in local art competitions. Steve has no formal education in art, but says: “I have learned, and am learning, from artist friends and instructors who have traveled the road before me, people who are willing to share their knowledge of color, light and other art related concepts they have learned on their ‘journey’”.

Steve says “My foundational goal as an artist is to render the beauty of the incredible creation around us, a world that was created by an awesome God.”

www.SteveMillerStudios.com

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