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Oct. 28 IAA Members Meeting – Art Tour of Strokers Dallas

For the October meeting of the Irving Art Association, we have an art adventure! We will be taking a tour of Strokers Dallas. Owner Rick Fairless is an artist and will give us a tour, and discuss the process they go through when deciding how to paint the bikes.

Meet up at the IAA Gallery (Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan in Irving) on Saturday, October 28th at 2:15 and car pool with us. Or meet us at Strokers Dallas, located at 9304 Harry Hines, Dallas 75235. The tour starts at 3:00 pm.

Please RSVP to info@irvingart.org so that we can make carpool arrangements.

Note: There will be no Artist of the Month competition or Silent Auction this month since we are not holding the meeting at the Center.

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Robert Batson: Weaving Paint at the Irving Arts Center


Artist Talk: Robert Batson this Sunday

Meet the artist, Sept 11. Talk at 1 p.m. Reception from 2-4 p.m. 

batsonrobertA new exhibit Robert Batson: Weaving Paint – A Concept Revisited

in the Focus Gallery features large, abstract acrylic paintings by Irving-based artist and retired architect, Robert Batson. Inspired by textiles from the Southwest, Central America and South America and painted with a technique of drips, dribbles, quick brush strokes and lines, the paintings evoke the design, colors, patterns and textures of these indigenous weavings.

Bring the family!  
Second Sunday Family Funday will also be held Sunday, Sept. 11 from1 – 4 p.m. The monthly event features a free arts activity for the whole family. September’s theme is  “Action Painting.”

Inspiration: Robert Batson: Weaving Paint – A Concept Revisited.

batsonrobertweavingpaintIrving Arts Center
3333 North MacArthur Blvd. Suite 300
Irving, TX 75062

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Irving Arts Center Fall Fest & Family Fun Day Oct. 24


Fall Fest & Family Funday, Irving Arts Center

October 24 @ 11:00 am3:00 pm

FREE, fun Fall Festival for all ages.Kids are invited to wear their Halloween costumes, get their face painted, jump in the bounce house, pick out a pumpkin from the patch, climb aboard a firetruck, and participate in a fun arts and crafts activity inside Irving Arts Center.

Held in conjunction with an Irving Arts Center Family Funday, an instructor-led craft will be offered for all ages, with a number of exhibits on display including The Garden of Earthly Delights: Paintings by Jaime Arredondo, Polar Obsession: Photographs by Paul Nicklen, David (Shannon) Goes to the Museum and One Stitch at a Time: Mixed Media and Fiber Arts Works by Carleen Michener.

More Information at http://www.irvingartscenter.com/event/fall-fest-family-funday-irving-arts-center/


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Art Connection entries due July 11 & 12 at the Irving Arts Center


15th Annual Art Connection Members Exhibition
July 18 – August 29, 2015

Reception & Awards Presentation: Sunday, July 19, 2 – 4 p.m.

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

This annual, non-juried exhibition is open to all current members who wish to participate. The entry fee is $5 per work, and artists may submit up to two pieces. Eligible entries will be judged for cash awards in three categories: Youth, Non-Professional and Professional. An overall “Best of Show” prize will also be awarded. Eligible Participants All Art Connection Members are eligible to participate. Membership fees must be current. New members may join and pay dues at the time of entering their work.

$1,650 in cash prizes will be awarded. Members may enter in one of three categories: Youth (17 years old and younger), Non-Professional and Professional.*

All entries must be original works completed within the last two years. Entries that have been in any previous exhibition at the Irving Arts Center (IAC) are ineligible. Eligible media include: painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, printmaking (hand-pulled graphics), digital printmaking, photography, textiles, fiber, mixed media, and fine art crafts (no work from kits). Video will be accepted (submitted on a DVD with a continuous loop function); however, equipment availability for viewing/displaying is limited.

Prospectus: http://www.irvingartscenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/The-15th-Annual-Art-Connection-Members-Show-for-website.pdf


Contact Information Marcie Inman, Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programs (972) 252-7558 x1225 or minman@cityofirving.org.


  • July 11 -12: Hand-deliveries of art work accepted on Saturday, July 11, 12 noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 12, 1 to 5 p.m.
  • July 18 – Aug. 29: Exhibition dates for The 15 th Annual Art Connection Members Exhibition in the Main Gallery.
  • Sunday, July 19, 2-4 p.m.: Opening reception and awards ceremony for Art Connection Members in the Main Gallery. Awards will be announced at 3 p.m. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Aug. 30: Hand-delivered work must be picked up, 1 – 5 p.m.

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