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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

https://www.facebook.com/Haggerty-Art-Village-155494611464758/

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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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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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.

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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

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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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Americans for the Arts Study: Irving’s Nonprofit Arts & Culture Industry

Irving’s Nonprofit Arts & Culture Industry Generates $25.5mm in Economic Activity; Supports 1,000+ Jobs Annually According to Americans for the Arts Study

IRVING, TEXAS. — The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $25.5 million in annual economic activity in Irving, Texas, supporting 1,031 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $2.6 million in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study. The most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States, Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 was conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.

Irving’s Investment in the Arts Shows Great Returns

Results show that nonprofit arts and culture organizations spent $24.2 million during fiscal year 2015. This spending is far-reaching: organizations pay employees, purchase supplies, contract for services and acquire assets within their community. Those dollars, in turn, generated $20.2 million in household income for local residents and more than $1 million in local and state government revenues.

“Art, like water, raises all ships. The data from the Arts and Economic Prosperity study proves that the impact of the arts in Irving goes beyond the benefits of community engagement and quality of life, it bolsters the economic well-being of our city, says Todd Eric Hawkins, Executive Director of the City of Irving’s Department of Arts & Culture. “The arts not only builds metaphorical bridges in the community, it literally contributes to building bridges in Irving.”

National Impact of the Arts
Nationwide, the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 reveals that the nonprofit arts industry produces $166.3 billion in economic activity every year, resulting in $63.8 billion in federal, state and local tax revenues. In addition, it supports 4.6 million full-time equivalent jobs and generates $27.5 billion in government revenue.

“This study demonstrates that the arts are an economic and employment powerhouse both locally and across the nation,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “A vibrant arts and culture industry helps local businesses thrive and helps local communities become stronger and healthier places to live. Leaders who care about community and economic vitality can feel good about choosing to invest in the arts. Nationally as well as locally, the arts mean business.”

Arts Industry Boon for Local Businesses
In addition to spending by organizations, the nonprofit arts and culture industry leverages $1.3 million in event-related spending by its audiences. That spending pumps vital revenue into restaurants, hotels, retail stores, and other local businesses. In Irving, these dollars support 1,031 full-time equivalent jobs and generate $2.6 million in local and state government revenues.

Methodology, Participation, and Regional Announce
(June 28)
The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study was conducted by Americans for the Arts and supported by The Ruth Lilly Fund of Americans for the Arts. Americans for the Arts’ local, regional, and statewide project partners contributed both time and financial support to the study. Financial information from organizations was collected in partnership with DataArts™, using a new online survey interface. For a full list of the communities who participated in the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study, visit www.AmericansForTheArts.org/AEP5Partners.

On Wednesday, June 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Dallas City Performance Hall the public is invited to a regional announcement of the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study. The event is hosted by the Business Council for the Arts, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Dallas Arts District as well as local partners: Irving Arts Center/Irving Department of Arts & Culture, the City of Richardson, the Arts Council of Fort Worth, and the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater. The event is free to attend but registration is required. Visit ntbca.org for more information.

ABOUT IRVING ARTS CENTER / DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE
Irving Arts Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is now part of City of Irving’s Department of Arts and Culture. Irving Arts Center alone hosts approximately 1,400 events annually, including 200+ performances and 25+ exhibitions, welcoming more than 100,000 visitors. Parking is free and the facility is open daily. For more information, call (972) 252-7558 or visit www.IrvingArtsCenter.com.

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International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art deadline July 16

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6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art 

Exhibition Dates:  Oct. 7-Nov. 12

Entry Deadline: July 16

Apply to this Call for Entries (www.callforentry.org)

Juror: IARS is pleased to announce Linda Komaroff as the esteemed juror for this year’s exhibition. Dr Komaroff is the Curator of Islamic Art at the Los Angeles County Museum (LACMA) in California. 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). The latter was the first major exhibition on Islamic art organized by an American institution to travel to the Middle East, to the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha (2012), where Dr. Komaroff was the guest curator. Among her contemporary exhibitions are: Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East, Part 1 (2015) and Part 2 (2016). Combining historirical and contemporary art, her next international loan exhibition for LACMA, In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art, is scheduled for 2018.

Eligibility: This juried art exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older from around the world. All art submitted should be based on or inspired by Islamic art and design, Islamic literature, Islamic architecture and Islamic cultures, current social issues and presented in a positive light. Only artwork produced within the last two years or since 2015 will be accepted. Artwork shown in the previous IARS juried exhibitions is not eligible to be entered.

Media: All 2D and 3D art, including but not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, art glass, fiber arts, hand pulled prints, photographs, small art installations, video art and original digital prints are welcome. Giclee prints which are not original will not be considered.

Curator: Shafaq Ahmad, IARS Art Director

IAC Exhibition Director, Marcie Inman.

Opening reception for the artists will be held at the Irving Arts Center on;
Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 6 – 8 pm at the Irving Arts Center,
3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062

  

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2017 Art Connection entries due July 8 & 9

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17th Annual  Art Connection Members’ Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: July 15-Sept 16
Entry Deadline: July 9 – 
Hand-deliveries of art work accepted on Saturday, July 8, noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 9, 1 to 5 p.m.
Reception & Awards Presentation:  July 16 from 2 – 4 p.m.

Call for Entries / Prospectus Information

 

Two and three dimensional art works by artists of all ages are on view as part of the Art Connection visual arts membership program. All current Art Connection members who wish to participate are eligible.  Entry fee is $5 per work and artists may submit up to two pieces of work.  Prizes are presented in three categories: Youth, Non-Professional and Professional with an overall “Best of Show” prize also awarded.

Thematic Challenge: All You Need is Love & Art
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of “The Summer of Love” and Irving Arts Center’s “Summer of ’17,” participating artists are invited to create artwork which explores the theme of “All You Need is Love & Art.”

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Irving Arts Center, Main Gallery
3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062

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Chinese Brush Painting and Ikebana Demonstrations at the Irving Arts Center

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We have two exciting artist talks and demonstrations during our FREE GALLERY TOURS this month surrounding the Annual Exhibition of Chinese Brush Paintings and Ikebana. Here are the details…

  • Thursday, June 15th at 6:30 PM
    • Chinese Brush Painting demonstration from Mary Jane Sledge.
  • Thursday June 29th at 6:30 PM
    • A beginners approach to the beautiful art of Ikebana presented by Mary Ripperton.

Pictured: Oriental Brush Demo with Mary Jane Sledge and Arlene Earhart (Associated Women in the Arts, March 2017)

Guided Tours Every Thursday and Sunday!

Check the May/June tour schedule

for specifics about what will be featured each week.

Free guided tour times include:

  • Thursdays at 6:30 PM
  • Sundays at 2:30 PM

Year of the Rooster: Annual Exhibition of Chinese Brush Paintings and Ikebana

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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 North MacArthur Blvd. Suite 300
Irving, TX 75062

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Laura Griffin’s Monthly Copic Classes (and Copic 101)

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Laura Giriffin is an intermediate Certified Copic Instructor and teaches monthly Copic Club classes at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving, Texas. During each class, you will explore new techniques while completing a fun project.

New to Copic Markers? Attend one of the Copic 101 classes, and then you can join in the monthly Copic Club fun.

All classes held on Saturdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. unless noted otherwise, Schedule:

June 10th (club in morn, Copic 101 1-3:30 p.m.)
July 15th
August 19th
September 16th (club in morn, Copic 101 1-3:30 p.m.)
October 21st
November 18th
December 9th (club in morn, Copic 101 1-3:30 p.m.)

http://laura-griffin.com/blog/ Sign up for her free newsletter. Contact Laura to sign up at

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Landscape Painting Workshop June 17 by Jane Kahler

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Jane Kahler will teach a landscape painting workshop on Saturday, June 17 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  Directions Hours are 10:00am to 3:00pm with a short break for lunch.

Jane will stress the importance of composition, values & creating a center of interest.Students may paint in acrylics or oils. Supply list upon registration. Bring reference photos (Jane will also bring photos).

Cost of workshop: $60 ($55 for IAA members). To register, contact Jane Kahler at janekahlerart@gmail.com or call 214-354-641. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

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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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Introduction to Free Motion Machine Embroidery with Leisa Rich July 29

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Introduction to Free Motion Machine Embroidery with Leisa Rich

Saturday, July 29, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

http://www.irvingartscenter.com/art-maker-resources/classes-workshops-for-adults/

Students in this introductory workshop will explore the exciting, creative technique of free motion machine embroidery on a medium weight cotton cloth. This workshop focuses on a myriad of ways easy-to-do machine embroidery can transition a flat surface to a dimensional, textural one, using thread only! Skills learned can be used to embellish quilts, clothing or home décor, or with practice, advance to “painting with thread” and make wall-hung art works. Discover your personal direction in a supportive learning environment through an emphasis on technical exploration that is fun! Even mistakes are opportunities. Take these great techniques home to inspire continuous exploration.

Registration is open to individuals 17 and older. Participants will need to bring their own sewing machine and supplies; for a complete list of supplies click here

http://www.irvingartscenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Free-Motion-Workshop_IAC-Info-and-Supply-List.pdf

Participants should also bring a bag lunch.

Workshop fee: $75

(Discount for IAC Art Connection Members and Irving Art Association Members: $50)

To register call 972.252.2787.

About Leisa:

Leisa Rich is an experimental artist working with an array of new fibers, detritus and mixed media in 2D, sculptural, installation and 3D printing. Rich pulls from many art and fiber techniques but it is Free Motion stitching, sewing, hand embroidery and 3D printing that are employed most often in her works. She exhibits internationally and nationally, has been featured on the PBS artist special inCONTEXT, in several books: 3D Mixed Media Textile ArtTextile Art Around the World; Mastering the Art of Embroidery; The Best of America Sculpture; NoPlaceness: Art in A Post-Urban Landscape; Modern Sculpture; The Studio Quilt No. 6: State of the Art; Hand to Hand; Quilt National 2009; The Best of America Sculpture Artists and Artisans and in magazines, newspapers, blogs and televised interviews. She holds Master of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts & Bachelor of Education in Art degrees and teaches in colleges, arts centers, educational institutions, studio, and travels to teach. Leisa Rich has pieces in the collections of  Delta Airlines, Emory Healthcare, The Dallas Museum of Art, The Kamm Teapot Foundation, The University of North Texas, The University of Texas- Pan American and in private collections.  To learn more visit www.monaleisa.com

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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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Maris Ruenes: Sculpture Purses at the West Irving Library

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INSIDE THE CLOSET: SCULPTURE PURSES

Maria Ruenes is an Irving Art Association member who works in 3-D art forms: clay sculpture and paper mache Alebrijes.  From our September demonstrator  Pastor Garcia, she learned the paper mache technique of making the Mexican style fantastical creatures.  An exhibit is planned for fall for the Alebrijes.

Her exhibit of clay and ceramic purses is currently on view in the glass cabinets at the West Irving Library (4444 W. Rochelle near the intersection of Rochelle & Esters.) May 28 through July 30, 2017

Brochure:  IAA2017MariaRuenesExhibitBrochure

Her Artist Statement:

First, when I began to work with clay I was just playing with it. I made vases, bowls, boxes, etc. Suddenly I wanted to do something different, something that could express my feelings.

At this point I thought about purses. Purses are an expression of fashion, taste, and comfort. They have to be functional but beautiful at the same time. And I remember my mother with her purse every single moment of the day. Since those days I realized how important a purse is. There are purses for every occasion, so I think of a special moment to create a new purse. If I am peaceful and calm, I think about the beach, so I make a beach purse, or a tote. If I am more excited and want to go out and have fun, I do an evening purse, or a clutch.

So that’s the way I work, I express my feelings through them. Each one is unique as life itself. Every single moment you live is unrepeatable so the purses are the same. They are unrepeatable and unique. I have memories for each one, so each one has a different story.

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