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Michael Holter: Texas & Neighbors Juror Talk & Reception March 11th

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You are invited! 2017 juror Michael Holter will give a talk on the evening of Saturday, March 11th from 7-9 pm at the Irving Arts Center. There will also be a slide presentation of the art inthe upcoming Texas & Neighbors Exhibit.

IRVING ARTS CENTER, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062


MEET THE JUROR:

Michael Holter NWS, OPS, SWS, SWA, TXN

Texas artist Michael Holter works in both watercolor and oil. Michael’s work has received numerous awards and recognition and can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and several foreign countries. His current work is in two categories: figurative watercolor and oil landscapes (both plein air and studio).
Michael is a signature member of The National Watercolor Society, Texas & Neighbors, the Southwestern Watercolor Society and The Society of Watercolor Artists. He is also a member of the American Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society, The Outdoor Painters Society, the Portrait Society of America, and the American Impressionist Society.
“I have been influenced by artists such as Charles Reid, Richard Schmid, Burt Silverman, Frank Webb, John Singer Sargent, Ted Nuttall and many others. Even though I have an art degree, most of what I put into practice is self-taught through studying the work of these distinguished artists and much painting.”For more, see Michael’s website www.michaelholter.com
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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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Irving Black Arts Council presents its 2017 exhibit: Art Inspired; opening reception Feb. 4

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Exhibit dates:
February 4February 26

Reception February 4 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Meet the artists behind Art Inspired.  Free reception.

Larry Alexander, Therlee Gipson, Walter Land, and Don O’Bannon depict and celebrate African American individuals, history and culture in a variety of media including paintings, drawings, cut paper compositions, digital printmaking and mixed media.

Irving Arts Center, 333 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062

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.

http://www.irvingartscenter.com/event/art-inspired-featuring-larry-alexander-therlee-gipson-walter-land-and-don-obannon/

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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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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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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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Irving Art Center’s Art Connection Winners

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List of Winners  – 16th Annual Art Connection Members Show, held at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving TX 75062. The exhibit continues through August 27th.

Awards Judge: Elaine Taylor, Gallery Manager, Fort Worth Community Arts Center

BEST OF SHOW
Amie Deng (Coppell), Fire, 2015, intaglio print, 9” x 12”
*2016 Design & Thematic Challenge — Heroes/Superheroes: Who Inspires You?
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YOUTH (17 YEARS OLD AND YOUNGER)
1st Place – Mohitha Peram (Coppell), Colorful Flight, 2016, oil/canvas, 16” x 24”
2nd Place – Rithvik Gunda (Irving), Earth’s Beauties, 2016, oil paint, graphite, pencil, 11” x 25”
3rd Place – Nivedya Vengattery (Irving), Indian Bride, 2016, mixed media, 11” x 14”
Challenge Award* – Clara Limberg (Irving), Goodall, 2016, oil/canvas, 12” x 14”
Honorable Mention – Allison Li (Coppell), Sunbathe, 2016, colored pencil, silkscreen, 7” x 9”
Honorable Mention – Juhi Parikh (Irving), The Eternal Game, 2016, paper quilling, 12” x 12”
Honorable Mention – Tanvi Rudrangi (Irving), Peach Cake, 2016, colored pencil, 9” x 12”
Honorable Mention – Falak Shah (Coppell), Through the Lens, 2016, charcoal on paper, 24” x 20”

NON-PROFESSIONAL
1st Place – Monica Marcellus Winters (Irving), Fishpot I, 2015, glazed ceramic
2nd Place – Wilfredo Raguro Jr. (Irving), Lola Trining, photograph/silver gelatin print, 8” x 8”
3rd Place – Rick Deen (Lewisville), Birth of Cubism, 2016, sandstone, 10” x 4” x 6”
Challenge Award* – Sigrid Canto (Irving), My Hometown Heroes, 2015, oil/canvas, 28” x 21”
Honorable Mention – Ed Bowers (Irving), Mother’s Pride, 2016, pen and ink, 14” x 11”
Honorable Mention – Joshua Martin (Coppell), No Body Nose, 2015, charcoal/paper, 32.5” x 26.5”
Honorable Mention – Umida Palmer (Flower Mound), l’homme mystérieux, 2016, oil/canvas, 8” x 10”

PROFESSIONAL
1st Place – Ximena M. Peryea (Southlake), Berlin Marathon 2, digital photography
2nd Place – Janice Hamilton (Dallas), Tweeters, 2016, oil and acrylic/canvas, 30” x 24”
3rd Place – Bob Nunn (Dallas), Another View, 2015, mixed media, 20” x 20”
Challenge Award* – U. Crosby (Arlington), Shoe Maker, oil on paper
Honorable Mention – Marsha Oliver Moses (Arlington), Untitled, 2016, wood collage
Honorable Mention – Melodee Martin Ramirez (Flower Mound), Winter Sky Study 2, oil/canvas, 16” x 20”
Honorable Mention – Marty Ray (Dallas), Tumble, 2016, stoneware, brown & black slip, 14” x 7” x 7”

BEST OF SHOW
Amie Deng (Coppell), Fire, 2015, intaglio print, 9” x 12”
*2016 Design & Thematic Challenge — Heroes/Superheroes: Who Inspires You?

For purchasing inquiries regarding any of the artwork exhibited in the Members Show,
Please call 972.252.4410 or email minman@cityofirving.org.
For information about the Irving Arts Center’s visual arts programming and
Art Connection membership, please visit www.IrvingArtsCenter.com

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2016 Art Connection’s Entries Due July 9 & 10

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16th Annual Art Connection Members Exhibition July 16 – August 27, 2016

July 17 2 to 4 p.m., Opening reception and awards ceremony for Art Connection Members in the Main Gallery. Awards will be announced at3 p.m. Event is free and open to the public.

This annual, non-juried exhibition at the Irving Arts Center is open to all current members who wish to participate. The entry fee is $5 per work, and artists may submit up to two pieces. Members may join at time of entry. $1,800 in cash prizes will be awarded.

Eligible entries will be judged for cash awards in three categories: 1. Youth (17 years old and younger) 2. Non-Professional (18 years old and up) 3. Professional

NEW THIS YEAR! Thematic/design challenge! Participating members are invited to create artwork that explores the theme of “Heroes/Superheroes: Who Inspires You?” Special prizes will be awarded to members who choose to compete in this category.

All entries must be original works completed within the last two years. Entries that have been in any previous exhibition at the Irving Arts Center (IAC) are ineligible.

• Eligible media include: painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, printmaking (hand-pulled graphics), digital printmaking, photography, textiles, fiber, mixed media, and fine art crafts (no work from kits). Video will be accepted (submitted on a DVD with a continuous loop function); however, equipment availability for viewing/ displaying is limited.

Members may drop off their work on Saturday, July 9, noon–5 p.m. or Sunday, July 10, 1–5 p.m. at the Irving Arts Center. • Out of town members are welcomed to ship their artwork to arrive at the IAC by July 8.

Prospectus: http://www.irvingartscenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/MembersShowProspectus2016-web.pdf

Irving Arts Center 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. | Irving, TX 75062 (972) 252-7558 | www.irvingartscenter.com

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Reception & Demonstrations for TAO Arts Exhibit of Paintings and Flowers June 26

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Fragrance of the Seasons: Annual Exhibition of Paintings & Flowers

June 19July 3

An annual exhibition of Chinese brush paintings and Ikebana, the Japanese art of floral arrangement. Presented by The Association of Oriental Arts (TAO Arts) in association with the Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters of Ikebana International.

Opening Reception and demonstrations: Sunday, June 26, 2016, 2-4 p.m.

Irving Arts Center3333 North MacArthur Blvd.,Irving, TX 75062. Main Gallery. Gallery Admission is FREE
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.

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Urban View: Contemporary Art & Design, Irving Black Arts Council

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February 628 at the Irving Arts Center Main Gallery

This visual arts exhibition presented by the Irving Black Arts Council coincides with Black History Month and features various aspects of the artistic depiction of life, history and culture of and by African- American artists. From textile designs to street art inspired creations, the artwork is exciting! Artists slated to be featured are Johnathon Foster, Kirk Garnett, Shalana Mitchell, Kevin Owens and Christopher “C-Ray” Rayson.

Artist Reception: February 6th at 5-7 p.m. in Main Gallery

Gallery Admission is FREE
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

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–from the IAC website; http://www.irvingartscenter.com/

UPDATE: for an article about the artists behind this exhibit:

Artists explore purpose behind their art
(posted 2/19/16 on the Rambler Newspapers)

http://ramblernewspapers.com/2016/02/artists-explore-purpose-behind-their-art/

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Todd Hawkins “Home is Where the Art Is” Jan. 13

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Todd Eric Hawkins – guest speaker

 

The Irving Heritage Society will host a program at the Irving Arts Center on Wednesday, January 13, at 7pm, in the Arts Center room 200.

Todd Hawkins, Executive Director of the Irving Arts Center, will present a program on “Home Is Where The Art Is” immediately following a brief general meeting.   The Irving Arts Center is located at 3333 North MacArthur.  Parking is free and the entrance is the front door near the sculpture garden.  Refreshments will be served and the public is invited.

For additional information on Irving Heritage Society activities, visit www.irvingheritage.com or call 972-252-3838.

 

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Winners of the 2015 Art Connection Show

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Best of Show award, Umida Palmer

Irving Arts Center presented its15th Annual Art Connection Members Exhibition on July 18–Aug. 29, 2015. The Reception & Awards Presentation was held on July 19.

Prospectus: http://www.irvingartscenter.com/event/15th-annual-art-connection-members-show/

Video of the reception:

Winners List: 2015 Art Connection Winners

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