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IAA Photography Competition Deadline Oct. 10

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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
REGISTER

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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CELEBRATE IRVING call for art & photography

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In conjunction with the Irving Heritage Society‘s Celebrating Irving event, Irving Art Association is hosting Irving-themed exhibits at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts and the West Irving Library. This is the Irving Heritage House’s 100th Anniversary, and the focus of the celebration is on anything Irving. The West Gallery at Jaycee Park will be devoted mainly to art created byThelma Coleman, with the larger East Gallery open to others.

Our call to artists and photographers is open to all adults and children in the DFW area. Subject must be Irving-related.

Dates:

  • Mar. 26 – May 5 Celebrate Irving Exhibit; April 4, 7 p.m. – Reception. (East & West Galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving 75061)
  • Mar. 26 – May 27 – Celebrate Irving Exhibit at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062

Drop off works on Saturday, March 25th from 10am-2pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. . You may drop off work for the West Irving Library on Sunday, March 26th from 1-3pm (or the day before at the Jaycee Center).

Art and photos should be framed or on wrap-around canvas and should be wired and ready for hanging. Limit of 3 per person at each location.

Contact IAA at irvingartassociation@gmail.com or the IAA Office at 972-721-8063. Reserve your spot now!

 

Special event on Sunday, March 19 1:30 – 4:00 pm:

Art in the Park – Paint or Draw Plein Air (or take photos) in Jaycee Park

Supplies needed: paint & brushes or drawing tools plus canvas or paper. An easel is useful but not absolutely necessary since there is some seating. Paper towels, water cup, etc. A camera is a good backup.

Get inspired by nature! There’s ducks and geese in the park, Hippo statues,  water fountain, playground, Art Center, police memorial,  and gardens. If it’s rainy or windy, we can work inside the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts from photos.

If you want to do plein air at another park in Irving, feel free! Invite a friend too.

Create artwork or photos you can enter for free in the Celebrate Irving Exhibits (at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts or the West Irving Library.)

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Indian Folk Art Traveling Exhibition at the Irving Arts Center

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The Indian Folk Art exhibition, a celebration of Indian culture and heritage, was on view at the Irving Art Association’s galleries at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts during February. It was such  a success that the exhibit was invited to move to the Irving Arts Center. Works from ten of the artists are traveling to be on exhibit March 4 – 26 in the Irving Art Center’s Focus Gallery.

IRVING ARTS CENTER, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 300, Irving, Texas 75062  Phone (972)252-7558 * Fax (972)570-4962 http://irvingartscenter.com

Exhibition Dates:
March 4 – 26, 2017

Contact: Deepa Koshaley @ deepadesignscape@gmail.com

Participating Artists: Vidisha Bajpai, Pallavi Moharir, Jayshree Bihari, Monika Dogra, Navneeta Khemka, Avli Dalal, Deepa Koshaley, Nalini Priya Ravindran, Sangeeta Kumari, Pierce Baggett

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Gail Delger Acrylic demo Feb. 28 for IAA Meeting

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, February 28th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Gail Delger. She will be demonstrating the use of liquid acrylics on paper.

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

 

 

About the Artist

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Painting professionally since 1990, Gail Delger works  in all watermedia, mainly acrylic. The range of her work gives a glimpse of both her passion and talent as an artist and her sense of humor as an individual.

She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society,  the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Watercolor USA Honor Society and the Southwestern Watercolor Society.  Her painting, “Full of Holes” was published in the book, Splash 9, The Best of Watercolor in 2006. Her two paintings, “Old Number 10” and “Chicken Sit” were included in the 2008 book Confident Color by Nita Leland.

www.gaildelger.com

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2017 Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition – $9,000 in prizes – deadline Feb. 1st

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The annual TxN exhibit is back for its 32nd year! This prestigious five-state competition pulls entries representative of the the best of American art. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center.

The 2017 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 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 2017 exhibition is Michael Holter. Deadline is Feb. 1, 2017

See the official Texas & Neighbors website at texasandneighbors.com for the prospectus and online registration form. Printable version of prospectus: 2017txnprospectusweb.

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                     Wednesday, February 1, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance             February 20, 2017
  • Shipped paintings arrive                March 6 -10, 2017
  • Hand deliveries                              Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Juror talk & Reception                   Saturday, March 11, 2017 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Exhibit dates                                APRIL 29 – JUNE 3, 2017
  • Reception & Awards Ceremony    Sunday, April 30, 2017 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Strike                                             Sunday, June 4, 2017 1:00 -5:00 pm

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Bob Obrian: Caricature Demo Jan. 24 in Irving

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, January 24th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Bob Obrian. He will be demonstrating his unique methods of drawing caricatures. And will be asking for volunteers from the audience!

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.


About the artist: Bob Obrian

It was during his college summer job that Bob O’brian embarked on his profession of drawing people live. Working on the boardwalk in Ocean city md for 3 summers starting back in 1971. After a stint working on Jackson Square in New Orleans  where Bob left in 1974 and  eventually landed in Houston Texas . He started up working drawing live caricatures at the Houston Livestock and rodeo and from there to establishing a business at one of Houston malls for the next 10 years. Bob has since moved to Dallas where he freelances doing his caricature work at private parties, weddings, trade shows, mitzvahs etc.

Also about a year or two ago Bob  began  drawing his caricatures electronically  on digital tablets.

He set up during the summer weekends at the Gaylord Texan to retail his caricatures and get some experience w this new computer age approach to art. And hopefully I can draw some of you at the demo and demonstrate how this new art is changing my approach to drawing faces.

Bob Obrian
817-267-5804
www.bobobrian.com
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First Friday Coloring Book Meetup in Irving

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The next session is Friday, January 6th from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75062

Come color with us! All ages are welcome. FREE and open to the public.

Irving Art Association will provide basic art supplies (pencils, crayons, markers) and pages to color. But feel free to bring your own coloring book & supplies.

Share the fun! Bring your friends and family. RSVP on Meetup or email irvingartassociation@gmail.com.

We’ll provide something to drink and some cookies. Bring a snack to share if you wish.

 

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Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition call for entries – $9,000 in prizes

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The annual TxN exhibit is back for its 32nd year! This prestigious five-state competition pulls entries representative of the the best of American art. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center.

The 2017 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 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 2017 exhibition is Michael Holter. Deadline is Feb. 1, 2017

See the official Texas & Neighbors website at texasandneighbors.com for the prospectus and online registration form. Printable version of prospectus: 2017txnprospectusweb.

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                     Wednesday, February 1, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance             February 20, 2017
  • Shipped paintings arrive                March 6 -10, 2017
  • Hand deliveries                              Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Juror talk & Reception                   Saturday, March 11, 2017 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Exhibit dates                                APRIL 29 – JUNE 3, 2017
  • Reception & Awards Ceremony    Sunday, April 30, 2017 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Strike                                             Sunday, June 4, 2017 1:00 -5:00 pm

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Gaylord O’Con watercolor demo on Urban Landscape Nov. 29

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, November 29th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Gaylord O’Con. He will be demonstrating a street scene using his style of watercolor technique. Note: this month the meeting will be the 5th Tuesday, because of Thanksgiving.

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

About the Artist:

Gaylord O’Con, SWS, TxN, TWS
Watercolor Artist

Gaylord is a Dallas, Texas based watercolor artist and is a signature member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society where he served as past president and is the current paint-out chairman. His watercolors depict sites of interest such as historic town squares, grain silos, city streets and trolley cars. He is interested in capturing a scene using darks and lights with glowing colors and reflective shadows. Gaylord has over 15 years’ experience painting with watercolors. His art is in private collections around the United States in corporate facilities and homes.

Gaylord’s awards include “Best of Show” and “Purchase Award” at the 48th Richardson Civic Art Society in 2014 and “2nd Place” for the 26th and 27th Texas and Neighbors shows in 2011 and 2012. Exhibitions include 2014 Korea, Japan, America Exhibition – Soule, Korea for painting “Hanging On” and 2013 Artist Show Place Exhibit “City Streets”. Gaylord’s art hangs in the “LAST” Art Gallery on the square in McKinney, TX. Commissions include paintings for the lobby of the Parker House Hotel in Boston, MA and “The Sainte Chapelle” – Paris France for the Bradford’s home. He has gained valuable knowledge while studying with Keiko Tanabe, Nel Dorn Byrd, Michael Borne and Alvaro Castagnet.

Gaylord’s website is www.gaylordocon.com

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2016 IAA Animal Art Traveling Exhibit at the Irving Arts Center

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Oct. 1 – Nov. 27, 2016

IAA 2016 4th Annual Animal Art Traveling Exhibit

Local artists with artwork displayed in Irving Art Association‘s annual National Animal Art Juried Competition were invited to participate after the end of the exhibit  in a “traveling” exhibit to another gallery in Irving.

This year the exhibit travels to the Irving Arts Center for the first time and is on display in the foyer and halls of the building. Address: 3333 N MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062

Participating artists and artwork:

James Anderson Mighty Hunter Oil
Helen Bailey Papillon Sparkle Colored pencil
Sue Banfield Dragonfly Photography
David Blow Gathering Photography
Andrew Bugh Peace Photography
Anannya Chowdhury Feathery Dreams Mixed
Steve Danner Cats Eye Acrylic
Sharon Giles It’s a Wonderful 9 Lives Watercolor
Karleigh Greco Dunkin Drawing
Sabine Higgins-Mendoza Swimming Lesson Oil
Marlon Honores Extinction Drawing
Amy Keng Yoda Oil
Bob Labelle What does it take to be Sentient ? Photography
Joyce Landry “Kindred Spirits” Friends Mixed Media
Patsy Lindamood We Three Zed Pastel
Morgan Mee Run ‘Em Through Drawing
Jan Partin Ghost Horse Photography
Dotty Umphress Black and White, Paper Kite Photography

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Do the Can-Can! Recycled Art Exhibit by Patsy Davila

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The art of the can from bling to fine art — see what can be made using beer and soda cans rescued from the trash!

RECEPTION October 16, 2016 2-4pm

Exhibit runs Sept. 25 through Oct. 28, 2016

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75061. Directions. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

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Pastor Garcia demo on Paper Mache & Paper Sculpture Sept. 27

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Guest artist at the Tuesday, September 27th meeting of the Irving Art Association will be Pastor Garcia. 

He will discuss his methods of creating paper sculpture and do a brief demonstration. He will also bring examples of his work, including his delightful Alebrijes series, which are fantastical, imaginary creatures created in a style that originated in Oaxaca, Mexico.

The Mixer with refreshments starts at 6:45 pm and the IAA Meeting at 7:00 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  Directions Guests are welcome.

About Pastor Garcia:

His creations are mostly made of paper; similar to paper mache (papier mâché) but he also mixes different kinds of materials, including clay, wire, cardboard, tissue paper, napkins, etc. Alebrijes are imaginary creatures that have elements from different animals such as dragon bodies, bat wings, wolf teeth and dog eyes. He use acrylics only to paint them and apply a glossy finish coat.

His sculptures were on display at the Irving Arts Center October 19, 2013 to January 4, 2014. He has also sold work through Artisan’s Collective in the Bishop Arts District and in craft fairs. Pastor Garcia also teaches classes in paper sculpture.

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Winners of the 2016 IAA National Animal Art Exhibition

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For the 15th year, Irving Art Association has hosted  a competition featuring animal art. Juror Walt Davis selected art and photography from 61 artists from all over the country. Drawings,  watercolors, oils, acrylics, photography,  and mixed media are represented in this exciting collection. (see Preview Gallery)

The show opened Sunday, August 28th and runs until Sept. 23rd at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Gallery hours are Sun., Mon., Wed. & Thurs., from 1 to 4 p.m. and Tues.  from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Awards Reception was held on Sunday afternoon, September 4 from 2-4pm. For a copy of the show catalog click here: 2016 Animal Art Brochure PDF

For Reception & Awards photos, check the IAA Photo Album . – For pictures of the award-winning art, see the Winners Gallery (bottom of page).

Credit goes to those who worked hard on this exhibit: Host was show chair Mark Thompson, and he and juror Walt Davis handed out awards. Entry intake was done by Sharon Giles; catalog, by Deepa Koshaley and Sharon Giles; hanging and intake volunteers were Linda Shotwell, Susan Murray,  Patsy Davila, Jean Knauber and Sharon Giles.  Food for the reception was handled by Susan Murray, and reception photographer was Patsy Davila.

Many thanks to our juror Walt Davis, who selected a beautiful show and delighted artists by explaining the design points and merits of the artwork and photography.

On October 1st, twenty pieces from this exhibit will be on display at the Irving Arts Center (3333 N. MacArthur, Irving) for the5th Annual IAA Animal Art Traveling Exhibit until November 27. Traveling exhibit chairs are Sharon Giles and Susan Murray.

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AWARDS

BEST OF SHOW Steve Danner “Cats Eye” Acrylic

BEST OF SHOW Steve Danner “Cats Eye” Acrylic

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

 

WATER MEDIA 1st Jan Riggins “Pookie” Watercolor
2nd Linda Warren Anderson “Burro Blanco” Acrylic
3rd Ramona Freeman “Migration” Acrylic
HM Jeanne “Gay” Anderson “Duck Hunter” watercolor
OIL 1st Cory McLaughlin “Through the Waters” Oil
2nd Sabine Higgins-Mendoza “Swimming Lesson” Oil
3rd James Anderson “Mighty Hunter” Oil
HM Amy Keng “Yoda” Oil
DRY MEDIA 1st Gail Shelton “A Wrinkle in Time” Colored Pencil
2nd Helen Bailey “Papillon Sparkle” Colored pencil
3rd Karleigh Greco “Dunkin” charcoal, ink
HM Marlon Honores “Extinction” Graphite pencil
PHOTOGRAPHY 1st Donna Miller “Fish’n for Supper” Photograph
2nd Andrew Bugh “Peace” Digital Photography
3rd Sue Banfield “Dragonfly” Ultra Chrome Digital Print
HM David Blow “Gathering” Photograph
MIXED MEDIA 1st Anannya Chowdhury “Feathery Dreams” Mixed Media – acrylic & spices

 

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15th National Animal Art Exhibition – Reception & Awards Sept. 4

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You’re invited! Come see the fabulous 15th annual show on Animal Art at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Sponsored by Irving Art Associationdirections

The work of 61 artists in oils, water media, dry media, mixed media or photography. Preview Gallery.

On view August 28 through September 23, 2016.

Reception & Awards Ceremony Sunday, Sept. 4 2-4pm.

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2016 National Animal Art Exhibit Preview Gallery

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Juror Walt Davis has selected an outstanding array of animal art for the 15th year of Irving Art Association‘s national competition: 2016 IAA National Animal Art Exhibition  85 artists entered and  62 artists were selected for a total of 63 pieces of art and photography.. The selected work is on display in the online gallery. The show itself will open August 28, 2016 and run through September 23, 2016 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75-61. It will be followed by a Traveling Exhibit at the Irving Arts Center. 

 

Congratulations to all the artists that were selected for this national competition. We especially want to honor the 17 IAA members in this select show:  James Anderson, Jeanne “Gay” Anderson, Helen Bailey, Shanna Brady, Anannya Chowdhury, Steve Danner, Julie England, Sharon Giles, Sheryl Hughes, Wendy Kochrsen, Sudeep Kumar, Monika Kumari, Patsy Lindamood, Cory McLaughlin, Gwen Revino, Behnaz Sohrabian, and Mary Ann Vela.

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2nd Annual 2016 Irving Photography Exhibit at the West Irving Library

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July 30 – Sept. 24, 2016

Fourteen photographers combine their talents to bring you the 2nd annual Irving Photography Exhibit, sponsored by the Irving Art Association at the West Irving Library.  

Address: 4444 W. Rochelle Road Irving, TX 75062 Telephone: (972) 721-2691

West Library hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.

See the brochure for a list of works and prices:  IAA2016PhotographyExhibitBrochure

The photographers are local photographers or members of Irving Art Association. Participating:

Andy Bugh

Janet Gean

Rachael Gregory

Rusty Hann

Carl League

Larry Maupin

Kathleen Mekallek

Wilfredo Raguro

Miriam Rieck

Shastan Kuschke

Carol Simmons

Tim Truelove

Mary Witthuhn

Aishwarya Yeraval

Janet Gean Sunset at the Ranch

Janet Gean Sunset at the Ranch

Rachael Gregory "Stroll In The Park"
Rachael Gregory “Stroll In The Park”
Foggy Catalpa by Larry Maupin
Foggy Catalpa by Larry Maupin

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Receptions this Sunday: Brett Dyer REVELATIONS and IAA Board Exhibit

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REVELATIONS: Solo Exhibition featuring
Recent Works by Brett Dyer

July 24 – August 27, 2016

Opening Reception Sunday July 31st, 2-4pm

Brett Dyer received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking from The University of Texas at Tyler, and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting and intermedia arts from Texas Woman’s University in Denton.

Brett currently lives and works in Dallas where he exhibits locally and works as an art professor teaching courses at North Lake College. MORE

2016 IAA Board Exhibit

The 2016-2017 Irving Art Association Board Members presents its annual exhibit July 24 – Aug. 26 in the West Gallery. You are invited to the reception on Sunday, July 31from 2-4 pm. Come meet the artists — your IAA Board Members!

Participating artists: Dot Blalock, Sharon Giles, Rachael Gregory, Jane Kahler, Deepa Koshaley, Susan Murray, Victoria Robinson, Linda Shotwell, and Mark Thompson.

Irving Art Association
61 Years of Art in Irving, Texas


Gallery: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts
1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061
directions

irvingartassociation@gmail.com
www.irvingartassociation.org

Phone 972-721-2488 gallery
972-721-8063 office
61+ Years of Art in Irving, Texas
NEW GALLERY HOURS:
Sun,, Mon., Wed., Thurs. 1-4pm
Tues. 10:30am – 3pm

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Open Art Session: Tree Art with drips & splats on July 17 – free!

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Irving Art Association presents:

Tree art with paint drips & splats plus negative painting

Sunday, July 17, 2016  to

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

Sharon Giles will be leading this free session. To sign up through Meetup, go to http://www.meetup.com/irving-art-association/events/232086829/. Joining Meetup.com is free also, plus you can receive notices about our free sessions & events. Or email Sharon at irvingartassociation@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Let’s create an abstract tree painting using paint drips and splats with negative painting to refine it. Great drawing skills are not required.

Supplies: acrylic paint, brushes, canvas or paper, tabletop easel, water container, tape, paper towels, plastic tablecloth, apron etc. Pipettes, eyedroppers or spoons can be useful for dripping. If you want to use watercolor, bring white & black gouache also. (You can also bring a failed painting to transform.)

Preview the process by viewing the Bob Burridge videos and enjoy! (You can also sign up for his free Bob Blasts videos.) Of course, we will be working in smaller scale.

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Pete Fernandez Exhibit Opening June 26 in Irving

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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.

http://irvingartassociation.org/2016/06/pete-fernandez-exhibit-opening-june-26/

 

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.

 

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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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