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Indian Folk Art Exhibit call for entries

Indian Folk Art exhibition, a celebration of Indian culture and heritage.

The Exhbition returns for a second year and goes national!
Indian Folk Art
January 28 – February 23, 2018
Entry Deadline: January 10, 2018
Reception
Sunday, February 11th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061

For complete entry information see the Prospectus: Indian Folk Art prospectus 2018 Rev

Entry fees: $30 for IAA members & $35 for non-members — allows up to 3 entries per artist.
Kids (7 – 13 years): Entry fee of $10 for members & $15 (non-members) allows up to 3 entries per artist.

REGISTER NOW (PayPal payment or check)

Irving Art Association invites artists to participate in the Indian Folk Art exhibition, a celebration of Indian culture and heritage. The open call exhibition is an opportunity to expose and feature mid-career and emerging artists from around the country whose submitted works relate to themes around Indian culture and heritage. Indian paintings have a very long tradition and history in Indian art. Madhubani, Miniature Paintings, Warli, Kalamkari, Mughal, Mysore, Tanjore, Patachitra, & all traditions and styles of Indian Paintings are welcome!

Open to IAA members and non-members living in USA. The accepted media are original fine arts and crafts created by the applying artist(s) in the genres of Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Pottery, Textiles, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Wood, and Miscellaneous.

For questions, contact curator/juror Deepa Koshaley at deepadesignscape@gmail.com or 972-639-6745

KEY DATES
Artist application and fee deadline      January 10, 2018
Artist notification of acceptance          January 12, 2018
Shipped paintings arrive                      January 22 – 25, 2018
Hand deliveries                                    Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Juror talk & Reception                         Sunday, February 11, 3:00 pm
Exhibit dates                                        January 28 – February 23, 2018
Reception & Awards                            Sunday, February 11, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pick up                                                 Saturday, February 24, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Traveling Exhibit to the Irving Arts Center 
(optional participation) – dates TBA

AWARDS:
$1,000 in prizes will be awarded.

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Irving Art Association 2017 Winter Art Exhibit

The annual IAA Winter Art Exhibit is on display December 3, 2017 through January 5, 2017at the Jaycee Park Center for the Art, 1975 Puritan in Irving. Formerly called the Holiday Art Show, it’s artwork from IAA artists including holiday-themed, winter-related or new work. The annual Christmas Party on Dec. 12 is the reception.

For more about IAA see the website: irvingart.org

Artists participating:

  • Don Collins
  • Frankie Couch
  • Ankita Dwivedi
  • Sharon Giles
  • Rachael Gregory
  • John Hunter
  • Virginia Jenkins
  • Jane Kahler
  • Jean Knauber
  • Susan Murray
  • Michelle Myers
  • Quentin Ochs
  • Nell Owen
  • Victoria Robinson
  • Bess Saloman
  • Barbara Smith

Gallery of art from the Winter Show:

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Michael Holter Watercolor Workshop: Bringing Life to Your Landscape – Feb. 20 – 22, 2018

Dates: February 20 – 22, 2018 

Cost: $290    Deposit: $100   REGISTER NOW

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX, Texas 75061

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association. Contact IAA Workshop Chair Jane Kahler at janekahlerart@gmail.com.

This 3-day workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings. You paint from photographs and will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results, and you will learn how to add people into your work to bring another dimension of life into the painting.

We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into your painting experience.

Each day you will engage in exercises that will solidify the content that you are working on and spend time viewing other artists work. We will discuss the methods and the impact that these artists achieve using their techniques.

Michael will demonstrate his approach to creating  landscapes and show you several high-speed video demonstrations.

And you will have ample time to successfully complete your own paintings.

Michael welcomes novice and advanced students and tailors the experience to individual needs.

About the Instructor Michael Holter:

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 in two categories: watercolor figurative and oil landscapes (both plein air and studio). Although Michael has been painting most of his life, his work experience spans a wide range of creative endeavors, from art teacher, creative director and businessman in fine art and commercial art. Michael has owned and operated two galleries. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and an MA in Visual Communication.

Michael is a signature member of The National Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society of America, The Outdoor Painter Society, the Texas & Neighbors Regional Competition, the Southwestern Watercolor Society and The Society of Watercolor Artists. He is also a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Portrait Society of America and the American Impressionist Society.

From Herb Reed, past president of Southwestern Watercolor Society.

“For the past dozen years I have facilitated and/or participated in more than 20 watercolor workshops, as an officer of SWS and as a principal in a local gallery.  Michael’s recent workshop was one of the top few that “really made a difference” in the way that I approach painting.  Take it . . . you will learn about design and composition, techniques, and hints on taking reference photos — all for turning out terrific watercolor portraits.”

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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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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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Paint Club with VET Nov. 18: Sunset Cover only $25

Join the Paint Club for quick and easy instructions on how-to-create “ready to hang” artwork. You receive all the supplies you need, along with step-by-step instructions, from professional artist, VET. No previous skill required. Bring a friend or just treat yourself to a fun painting experience. Age 18+. Only $25 per class.

REGISTER NOW

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association

Date: Nov. 18, 2017
Saturday morning 10am – noon

Nov. 18 – Sunset Cove

 

Instructor: VET

Address: Directions
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts
1975 Puritan
Irving TX 75061

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Winners of the Irving Art Association 2017 Photography Exhibition

This is the first year that Irving Art Association has sponsored a juried exhibition devoted solely to photography. 75 Photographs from 44 photographers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area were selected by juror Mark Thompson for the show.  For the Preview Gallery click here.

The Reception & Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday, November 5th, from 2-4pm. Almost 100 people attended to view the show and awards. Reception photos will posted soon on the IAA Photo Album.

Click here for the show catalog: 2017PhotographyExhibitCatalog

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.

Award Winners

For the Winners Gallery see http://irvingartassociation.org/2017/11/winners-of-the-iaa-2017-photography-exhibition/

Best in Show
Robert Moore
Varanasi Waif, Varanasi
Black & White 25.5 x 20 $375

 

Black & White Color Non-Traditional
1st Place
Justin Higgs
Blood Bondage
1st Place
Donna Miller
Catch Me If you Can
1st Place
Rajesh Jyothiswaran
The Money Shot
2nd Place
John Fernandez
Trombones
2nd Place
Jaminet Rivera
Red Barn
2nd Place
Minvi Duncan
Bella Firenze
3rd Place
Joseph Peña
Hays and Rays
3rd Place
Denise Remfert
Sheer Grace
3rd Place
Toby Cheng
Wild Light
Honorable Mention
Bredt Bredthauer
Thamel St.
Honorable Mention
Klaus Mayer
The Grande Mosque
Honorable Mention
Hannah Whittemore
Fire Springs

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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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Artist Talk & Reception with Martin Lam Nguyen, C.S.C. – Nov. 3 at UD’s Haggerty Gallery

You are warmly invited …

Please join us for the closing reception of Moments, a solo exhibition of works by Rev. Martin Lam Nguyen, C.S.C, this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, from 5-8 p.m. An artist talk is being given in the Art History Auditorium at 5 p.m.at the University of Dallas with the reception following directly in the gallery. An artist catalog is being published for the occasion of the exhibition and will be available on the night. The exhibition ends this Sunday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m., do not miss out!

A Roman Catholic priest from Vietnam, Nguyen will be transforming the gallery into a large installation for quiet meditation and reflection on the present moment.

The exhibition brings together three multi-year projects: Mountain Waits (1998-1999), Lucie (2001-2005), and Painting of the Social Network (2007-present). Occupying every inch of the gallery, this vast installation features thousands of cataloged moments, each carefully painted or drawn and then presented in a grid-like format. The result is a work of abounding repetition yet permeated with individuality, as each picture, like the moments they depict, reads as unique and personal.

“It is a room for meditation and it really resembles life,” says Nguyen, “the connections, the disconnections, the facts, the fragility of all of it and yet the power of life.” 

Devoted priest, long-serving educator and accomplished artist, Nguyen brings the many parts of his life together in the studio. Meditation and prayer join the rhythmic stroke of intricate line work. Like ink and water on paper, juxtaposing lessons from a life marred by war mix together with joyful religious service.

“Many of the things are sad, but the bottom line of this life is good,” said Nguyen. “Life is very precious. It’s a positive message.” 

Nguyen is an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame in the Department of Art, Art History and Design; he has been teaching there since 1995. In 1989, he became a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Cross after fleeing Vietnam as a refugee a decade earlier.

Let us know you’re coming!
udallas.edu/gallery
Image Credits:
Photo by Skyler Fike/University of Dallas, Installation Shots of Martin Lam Nguyen, C.S.C., Moments, Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery

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Nancy Medina: Painting Brilliant Florals and Landscapes Nov. 10-12

Painting Brilliant Florals and Landscapes

in Irving, Texas

November 10-12, 2017

ONLY 2 SEATS LEFT

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Put a little joy in your brush and join award winning artist Nancy Medina for three days of painting florals and landscapes in oils. In addition to lessons in painting from life, Nancy will share all of her favorite tips and tools for color mixing, the importance of value to create impact, and how to use temperature strategically in order to make your paintings dramatic. Acrylic and water media painters are also welcome, and Nancy will also provide direction to these painters during her demos.

In this 3-day class, you’ll create beautifully adventurous paintings and teach your color to hop up and dance on the canvas!

Your class includes three days of creating brilliant color in Irving, Texas. Open for beginners to advanced painters, Nancy will share all her favorite tips for taking your art to the next level in this fun workshop!

Open for students who work in oils, as well as those who work in water based oils and acrylics, you will learn to loosen your approach to the landscape and floral still life in this indoor workshop. This will be a fun workshop with multiple demonstrations by the teacher. Nancy shares all her favorite tips with you for creating brilliant color on a transparent background, and methods for making your flowers and landscapes look authentic and beautiful. Students are encouraged to take lots of photos and ask many questions, and will take home the tools needed to create paintings they will enjoy for years to come.

November 10-12, 2017

10 am to 4:30 pm daily

$495 per student

You will learn to:

Simplify shapes

Brighten colors

Add drama

Paint loosely with confident brush strokes

Click here for my supply list!

For more information see my website: https://www.nancymedina.com/workshops/

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Painting a path through creativity Watermedia Workshop Nov. 15 & 16 (Nemec)

Painting a path through creativity, a 2 day WATERMEDIA WORKSHOP with P. Rayer Nemec

Nov. 15th & 16th
9:30am – 3:30pm

Workshop fee: $150 for both days: Wednesday, Nov. 15th & Thursday, Nov. 16th.

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

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Supply list: Nemec supplylist

Kick start your creative spirit while experiencing the painting process. There will be small creative exercises in out of the box experiences to complement the ongoing painting process. These are designed to give you a multitude of ideas and to get you to think outside the edge of the paper, the surface of the canvas, the page, the tube, the palette, or the lens. It will give you permission to always ask “What If?”

We will be combining realism and abstraction to create compositions that begin in the heart and provide answers to those passions you want to bring to your studio? What color resonates in your feelings? What possibilities can you create from building on your past successful painting experiences? Each exercise will be a personal catalog of ideas to inspire your present and future work.

A variety of approaches to the painting process will be explored, allowing you to determine the ones that work best for you. This is not a class in paint like me but one in painting like you. Through the work in class and the sharing of ideas and suggestions during your daily painting revue you should have an abundance of ideas for future work and a clearer vision of how to go about doing your work with individuality and personal choice.

 

The Class:

Several paintings will be started each day. On the first day creative thinking exercises will be done while painting starts are drying. There will be a class evaluation at the end of each session and a discussion of goals and processes for the next day. On the second day the layering process will be explored, bringing the painting starts to another level. Quick demonstrations of water media techniques will be presented at least 2Xs a day.

The last day will be a concentration on design, values, composition and emotional impact in order to know how you want to finish your work. You will go back to your studio with several wonderful notes and packets of creativity resources that you created in the class.

T.S. Eliot said, “Between the idea and the reality, falls the shadow.” How we think our art and writing should look and what actually happens is often out of our control. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be something as good as or better than we planned. If we are attached to the vision of what it must look like, we are robbing ourselves of the pleasure that can come from going with the flow and looking for what the work itself wants to become…and then accepting it as the wonder it is. This workshop encourages going with the flow, being loose and letting the painting tell you what it needs.

A supply list will be provided once you sign up for the class.

 


Paula Rayer Nemec, Bio 2017

Designer, Painter, Lecturer, Juror, Teacher

MY ARTWORK CONSISTS OF:

  • Multilayered Media, acrylic, oil, cold wax medium, graphite, gouache, pastel oil sticks, collage and found objects.
  • Influence of Asian concepts of simplicity and restrained design.
  • Subtle colors of the Renaissance painters.
  • Line, Text and Imagery of the everyday.
  • The Spirit and Essence of my life.

My passion is the perseverance of the creative process. To always be changing and growing, constantly asking why and why not, pushing the process in new directions. One of my loves is to enable other creative people to share in this process. This is accomplished through my teaching and lecturing around the country. “My art and my life are always in process, always changing, taking new shapes and going down different avenues of creativity.”

Paula is the recipient of many outstanding awards and has participated in group and individual exhibits throughout the U.S. and Europe. She maintains a studio in Dallas and is represented by design studios in Dallas, Houston and Florida. She is also a member of Art Focus XC http://www.artfocusxc.com/nemec.html.

 

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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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Open Studio Night Oct. 26 at UD’s Haggerty Art Village

University of Dallas

invites you to the annual

OPEN STUDIO NIGHT

the Haggerty Art Village

October 26, 2017, 5-9 p.m.

 

Please join us for an unforgettable night of art, refreshments and prizes. Meet with artists in their studios from the departments of ceramics, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

EVENTS:

8:00 p.m. – Drawing for raffle prizes

(must be present to win)

Persons with disabilities needing special assistance to attend the event should call 972.721.5385. The request must be made three days prior to the event.

 

UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS 1845 E. Northgate Dr. Irving, TX 75062

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Photo: Steven Foutch

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Behnaz Sohrabian Solo Exhibition at the West Irving Library

October 1st – December 3rd, 2017
at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

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.

Brochure: IAA2017BehnazSoheabianExhibitBrochure

About the Artist:

Born and educated in Tehran, Iran, Behnaz Sohrabian started painting as a child and continued her passion professionally from the age of 10. She received a BS in Applied Chemistry, a BA in painting and a Master of Arts in Art Studies.

She moved to Oklahoma as a young woman to be near her family in 2010. Behnaz is a member of the Irving Art Association and has won Best of Show in the last two annual IAA Member Exhibitions, as well as awards in the Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition.

Behnaz works mainly in oils and is expert in several genres: portraits, figures, still life, florals, animals and abstract landscape.

Artist’s statement: My aim is just to paint simply, apply easy brush strokes, emphasize on light and shadow, and the dynamics between the subject and background. I paint different subject matters for conveying the concept of feminine characteristics and femininity as a representation of simplicity, beauty & inspiration. Woman, flower, earth are creators in our life & they all interact in the process of fertility, reproduction & generosity. My art collection represents this association.

 

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6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Islamic Contemporary Art

October 7November 12, 2017
Main Gallery, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062
Presented by the Islamic Art Revival Series in partnership with Irving Arts Center, the 6th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art is a program of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation.

This prestigious international exhibition of artwork is inspired by Islamic culture, art, literature and architecture and features works in a variety of styles and media from artists around the world.  Coming from diverse backgrounds, with varying faiths, ages and levels of expertise, the exhibition aims to present Islamic art as a universal language,  a translator and connector of generations and cultures.

Activities & Events to Enlighten and Inspire

Saturday, October 7

  • Opening Night Reception featuring Linda Komaroff (7 p.m.) Linda Komaroff has served as LACMA’s curator of Islamic art since 1995. Her exhibitions at LACMA include The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353 (2003); A Tale of Two Persian Carpets (2009); and Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts (2011).

Saturday, October 14

  • Guided Gallery Tour, 2 pm and 4 pm Marcie Inman, Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programs at Irving Arts Center leads guided tours of the exhibition.  

Saturday, October 21 – Sunday, October 22

Special Guest Speaker/Artist: Arash Shirinbab will deliver workshops and presentations for both youth and adults October 21-22. Arash Shirinbab is an award winning artist and calligrapher and has managed to be a successful blend of artist, Arabic-Persian calligrapher, and designer, as well as art administrator, art curator, and entrepreneur for the past ten years. His schedule will be as follows:

  • Saturday, October 21 @ 10 am – Noon: Calligraphy workshop for kids, ages 9+
  • Saturday, October 21 @ 4 pm. Talk/demonstration (Talk in Dupree Theater will be followed by a Calligraphy demonstration).
  • Sunday, October 22 @ 2 pm Calligraphy workshop for adults, ages 17 and above

Saturday, October 28

Artists’ Panel: Pakistani Artistic Tradition and Contemporary Expression Artists Anila Quayyum Agha, Ambreen Butt, Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz, and Murad Khan Mumtaz in a conversation moderated by Dallas Contemporary’s Senior Curator, Justine Ludwig will discuss the impact of Pakistani visual tradition on their artistic practice. The panel will explore how art history has helped shape each artist’s unique contemporary visual language, and will delve into the tensions between geo-specific artistic traditions and the globalized nature of contemporary art.

  • Guest Speaker (TBA) 3 pm – 4 pm (Suite 200)
  • Reception 4 pm – 4:30 pm (Main Gallery)
  • Artists Panel moderated by Justine Ludwig, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, (Suite 200)

Saturday, November 4

  • Guided Gallery Tour, 2 pm and 4 pm Todd Hawkins, Irving Arts Center’s Executive Director leads guided tours of the exhibition.

 

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.

2016 catalog cover

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Moments, Martin Lam Nguyen Solo opening Oct. 5 at UD’s Haggerty Gallery

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is honored to present Moments, a solo show by Martin Lam Nguyen. Please join us for either the opening reception on October 5, 6-8 p.m. or our closing reception November 3, 6-8 p.m. The exhibition runs through from October 5, to November 5, 2017.

A devoted priest, long serving educator, and accomplished artist, Nguyen brings the many parts of his life together in the studio. Meditation and prayer join the rhythmic stroke of intricate line work in drawings and lessons from a life marred by war mixed together with joyful religious service, like ink and water on paper, with the desire to teach and inspire.

Martin Lam Nguyen was born in Vietnam; he arrived in America as a refugee in 1979 and became a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Cross a decade later. He joined the art department of the University of Notre Dame in 1995 and continues there as Associate Professor of the Department of Art, Art History and Design.

Moments brings together three of Nguyen’s major multi-year projects; Mountain Waits, Lucie, and Painting the Social Network for the first time. Encompassing every inch of the gallery, in an impressive installation, thousands of cataloged moments are laid out in a grid format in each project. The result is abounding repetition and yet individuality, as each painted or drawn image, like the moments they depict, reads as unique and personal.

However, Nguyen’s work is less about him and more about us, the viewer, as he creates a space for us to contemplate the moments of our own lives while viewing his work in the present moment.

For more information visit our website: www.udallas.edu/gallery

 

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Shafaq Ahmad: Lifting the Veils to Lights of Mysteries at the Irving Arts Center

Lifting the Veils to Lights of Mysteries

Sept. 2 – Nov. 26, 2017
Main Gallery, Irving Arts Center

Solo Exhibition by Shafaq Ahmad

An accomplished multimedia artist, Shafaq Ahmad’s work includes painting, print making, sculpture, digital media, mixed media and art installations. http://www.irvingartscenter.com/event/shafaq-ahmad-lifting-of-veils-to-lights-of-mystery/

Shafaq Ahmad has been the Art Director for Islamic Art Revival Series since 2013, where she is responsible for organizing and curating the international juried exhibition of contemporary Islamic Art, which returns to Irving Arts Center October 7 through November 12.

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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University of Dallas Exhibition Proposals

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is an integral component of the University of Dallas Art Department and its exhibitions are designed to encourage a dialogue between the university community, as well as the broader community, by inviting an array of contemporary artists to our campus.

We welcome submissions and proposals from artists and independent curators year round. All media encouraged. Exhibition proposals are reviewed by a committee of University of Dallas scholars and the greater Dallas area community. To submit go to http://udallas.edu/offices/artgallery/submissions.php

For your application to be considered at our next committee meeting for Spring and Fall exhibitions in 2018 submit your proposal by midnight Sept. 24th 2017. We take applications year round.

For more information visit our website: www.udallas.edu/gallery

 

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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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Irving Main Street Event Sept. 15 & 16

  • Friday, Sept. 15, 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 16, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Irving Heritage District
    217 S. Main St.
    Irving, TX 75060
  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking

This annual street festival in the heart of the Irving Heritage District celebrates the hometown feel of Irving with attractions for all ages. Each year thousands of people attend this family affair, which offers live music, the Manifolds on Main Street Car Show, free rides and activities for children, food and shopping.

Admission is free on both days!  Friday evening features live music and free children’s activities.  On Saturday the festival expands to include a car show, additional children’s entertainment and a Craft Marketplace with vendors selling crafts, jewelry, décor, apparel and more.  All food and craft vendor spaces are full.

Saturday brings a variety of fun activities to Main Street!  All of the attractions below will run from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 16.

Craft Marketplace
Over 50 booths of crafters line Main Street, featuring artists, jewelers, woodworking and more.  The marketplace is a great opportunity to begin holiday shopping and find unique gift items.  Several City of Irving departments will also be on-site to share information about resident services and free giveaways (while supplies last).

Juried Art Exhibit
Step into the Glory House Bistro, located at 109 Main Street, for the second annual Main Street Art Show.  The display includes mixed media, sculptures, photography and paintings.  While viewing the works, enjoy the sounds of skilled musicians throughout the day.

12:30 p.m.  Jim Eger Jazz Trio
2:30 p.m.    Bnois King Trio

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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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Winners of the 2017 National Animal Art Exhibiton

For the 16th year, Irving Art Association has hosted  a competition featuring animal art. Juror Patsy Lindamond selected 62 pieces of art and photography from artists from all over the country. Drawings,  watercolors, oils, acrylics, photography,  and mixed media are included in this annual exhibit. (Preview Gallery)

The show opened Sunday, August 27th and runs until Sept. 29th 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 10 from 2-4pm. For a copy of the show catalog click here: 2017 IAA Animal Art Catalog

 

For Reception & Awards photos, check the IAA Photo Album 

For pictures of the award-winning art, see the Winners Gallery at http://irvingartassociation.org/.

Credit goes to those who worked hard on this exhibit: Exhibit Chair was Linda Wood Shotwell. Entry intake was done through callforentry.org

this year; catalog, by John Hunter. Hanging and intake volunteers were Linda Shotwell, Susan Murray,  Kathleen Ramirez, and Sharon Giles.  Food for the reception was handled by Susan Murray, and reception photographer was Patsy Davila.

On October 17th, 17 pieces from this exhibit will be on display at the Irving Arts Center (3333 N. MacArthur, Irving) for the 6th Annual IAA Animal Art Traveling Exhibit until November 26. Traveling exhibit chairs are Sharon Giles and Susan Murray.

AWARDS

BEST OF SHOW: Gwen Revino “King of the Road, India”

IAA President’s Award: Sheliah Lonian “What a Surprise!”
WATER MEDIA 1st Judi Betts “West Texas”
2nd Shelby Prindaville “Perspective”
3rd Marilyn Bourbon “Happy Go Lucky”
HM Sharon Giles “Cattin’ Around”
HM Elaine Jary “Late Afternoon Egret”
OIL 1st Ann Hardy “Red Headed Friends”
2nd Janae Corrado “The Glutton”
3rd PJ Lenorovitz “Koi Mist”
HM Debbie Flynn A Beauty Up in Thin Air
DRY MEDIA 1st Valorie Sams “Chester”
2nd Deb LaFogg “Crested Caracara”
3rd Ruben Contreras “Looking at Me”
HM Donna Myers “Arm Chair Dog”
PHOTOGRAPHY 1st Tina Alvarez “Dancing Jellies”
2nd John Fernandez “Bos Tauri”
3rd Justin Higgs “Jackie Boy”
HM Krista Hulsman “Texas Longhorn II”
MIXED MEDIA 1st Robin Ingle “Rockin Rooster”
2nd Susie Monzingo “Safe Landing”

 

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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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Irving Art Association Meet & Greet Sept. 17

New to art or a new Irving Art Association member?

IAA invites you to a Meet & Greet

Sunday, September 17 from 2-4pm 

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

  • Meet and mingle with fellow artists and crafters
  • Explore our gallery located in the lovely setting of Jaycee Park – perfect for teaching art and holding art events.
  • Enjoy the art in our 16th Annual National Animal Art Exhibition.
  • Refreshments served.
  • Plus see the free art demo!

We’ll introduce you to IAA’s volunteer officers and programs — learn about meetings, meetups, art demonstrations, workshops, free classes, exhibit opportunities and much more!

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Paint Club with VET on Sept. 9: Daisies ($25)

Join the Paint Club for quick and easy instructions on how-to-create “ready to hang” artwork. You receive all the supplies you need, along with step-by-step instructions, from professional artist, VET. No previous skill required. Bring a friend or just treat yourself to a fun painting experience. Age 18+. Only $25 per class.

REGISTER NOW

Sponsored by the Irving Art Assocation

Dates: July 8, Sept. 9 and Nov. 18, 2017
Saturday mornings 10am – noon

Topics:

July 8 – Sunflowers PAST

 

Sept. 9 – Daisies

 

Nov. 18 – Sunset Cove

 

Instructor:
VET

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

REGISTER NOW

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Free Basic Class on iPhone Photography

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 now open for the Fall 2017 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

FALL 2017 Schedule:

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

  • September 7, 14, 21 Digital Photography Instructor: Sylvia Cunningham
    Description: iPhone Photography: Enhance composition and hone your creative eye as you experiment and have fun learning basic photographic & composition techniques, photo apps and tips & tricks to take better pictures with your phone. Explore ways to photograph your artwork for promotion and social media.

    REGISTER for Digital Photography

Free classes on drawing and calligraphy are also offered.

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Modern Sacred: The Saint John’s Bible and Selections from the Permanent Collection

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery invites you to Modern Sacred: The Saint John’s Bible and Selections from the Permanent Collection, an exhibition showcasing permanent collection highlights alongside the Heritage Edition Volume “Gospels and Acts” from The Saint John’s Bible, the first handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery since the invention of the printing press in the 15th century.

Exhibition Available for Viewing: Aug. 28-Sept. 29, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 | 6-9 p.m.

All works in this exhibition are by artists who sought new forms, gestures, and materials to make manifest the Christian imagination. Modern Sacred offers a rare opportunity to examine how contemporary art explores, illuminates and represents the sacred.

There will be opportunities for viewers to turn each page of the Heritage Edition of the Bible witnessing firsthand the beauty of traditional and contemporary print and illumination in action. Framed prints from other volumes of the Heritage Edition will also extend viewer’s knowledge and experience of this intricate combination of scripture and art. The project of The Saint John’s Bible has been called “one of the extraordinary undertakings of our time,” by Smithsonian Magazine.

Select artists from the university’s permanent collection include several of the Art Department’s early founding faculty — Lyle Novinski, Heri Bert Bartscht and the Rev. Phillip Szeitz (all three professors emeritus) — as well as Cistercians Fr. Ignatius Peacher and Fr. Damian Szodenyi of Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas, and well-known Californian artist, nun and educator Sister Mary Corita Kent.

Public Program includes:
Presentation: Diane von Arx, Letter Maker & Designer The Saint John’s Bible.
Wednesday, Sept. 20 | 7 p.m.Exhibition Panel Discussion on Ideas of the Sacred in Art
Thursday, Sept. 21 | 6 p.m.

Film Screening The Illuminator and a Bible for the 21st Century
Thursday, Sept.  28 | 7 p.m.

Image Credit: Genealogy of Jesus, Donald Jackson, 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota.

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Free Basic Classes on Photography, Drawing & Calligraphy from Irving Art Association

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 now open for the Fall 2017 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

FALL 2017 Schedule:

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

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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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2017 IAA Printmaking, Collage & Assemblage Show call for art -registration closed

2017 IAA Printmaking, Collage & Assemblage Show call for art

Open call for artists in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. FREE to enter. Reserve your spot now – deadline is July 27. Space is limited, REGISTRATION CLOSED due to unexpectedly large response.

Gallery address: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1075 Puritan, Irving TX 75061

Calendar:
Deliver work to Gallery: Saturday, July 29 -10 am – 2 pm
Exhibit dates: July 30 – August 25, 2017
Reception: Sunday, August 6 2-4 pm
Pick up: Saturday, August 26 10 am – 2 pm

We’re looking for original hand-pulled prints, printed computer art, or collages created by the applying artist. Small assemblages that can be hung on the wall are also acceptable. No art over 20 lbs in weight or larger than 36″x36″. For complete details see theProspectus: 2017 Printmaking, Collage & Small Assemblage Prospectus

Images: Optional! Images may be used for publicity.

For questions, contact Linda Wood Shotwell at iaaexhibits@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

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Paint Club with VET! Sunflowers, Daisies or Sunset Cove

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Join the Paint Club for quick and easy instructions on how-to-create “ready to hang” artwork. You receive all the supplies you need, along with step-by-step instructions, from professional artist, VET. No previous skill required. Bring a friend or just treat yourself to a fun painting experience. Age 18+. Only $25 per class.

REGISTER NOW

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association

Dates: July 8, Sept. 9 and Nov. 18, 2017
Saturday mornings 10am – noon

Topics:

July 8 – Sunflowers

Sept. 9 – Daisies

Nov. 18 – Sunset Cove

Instructor: VET

Address: Directions
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts
1975 Puritan
Irving TX 75061

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Tuesday Painters & VET Members Exhibit – Reception July 2

TUESDAY PAINTERS EXHIBIT

June 25 – July 28, 2017
Reception: Sunday, July 2 2-4pm
East Gallery, Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061

The annual exhibit by the Tuesday Painters group, including Victoria Robinson, Nell Owen, Susan Murray, Frankie Couch, Virginia Jenkins, Bess Saloman and Sharon Giles.

Tuesday Painters is an arts group that meets every Tuesday from 10:30 am — 3:30 pm. Open to the public and all media are welcome. Oil painters, please use odorless turps. Be sure to bring a sack lunch!

 

VET Members Exhibit (West Gallery)

VET is a recycle artist dedicated to creating art out of what other people throw away, For more about her art see her website  http://artcycletx.blogspot.com/

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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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