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Materials: Hard + Soft opens Feb 2nd

Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition, began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. Now in its 31st year, the exhibition shows the top national and international artists as we celebrate the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media.

The 2018 exhibition drew over 1,000 submissions from 8 countries around the world. Juror Perry A. Price selected 70 works for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center including works from 27 states in varying media including metal, wood, plastic, ceramic, fiber, glass, and mixed media.

This exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Denton. Special thanks to Best Western Premier for their continued sponsorship. Materials will be on view February 3 – May 5, 2018 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX. 76201.

Join us at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center for the Opening Reception on Friday, February 2 from 6 – 8 PM, Awards Ceremony with Perry A. Price at 7 PM.

For more information see https://dentonarts.com/materialshardandsoft

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Indian Folk Art Exhibit call for entries – deadline Jan. 19

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

The Exhibition returns for a second year and goes national!
Indian Folk Art
January 28 – February 23, 2018
Entry Deadline: January 19, 2018 (extended)
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

Artist application and fee deadline      January 19, 2018
Artist notification of acceptance          January 21, 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

Prizes will be awarded.

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Pastel Society of The Southwest National Juried Exhibition deadline August 6

The Pastel Society of The Southwest will have its National Juried Exhibition in October, 2017 at the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Grapevine Texas. Online submission deadline is August 6th 2017.  Best of Show will receive $3, 200 in cash and merchandise.  Enter at www.onlinejuriedshows.com

PSSW website: http://pssw.info

Open to all artists working in the soft pastel medium.  Membership dues are $35.
•    Entries must be original, unpublished and executed in the last 3 years.
•    Student work produced under supervision is not eligible.
•    Entries must not have been exhibited previously in a PSSW juried exhibition.
•    Entries must be suitably framed under glass or Plexiglas.
•    Painting must be framed and wired for hanging.  No saw tooth hangers.
•    *Framed work must not exceed 48 inches in height or width.
•    All accepted work must remain at The Convention and Visitors Bureau for the duration of the exhibition.
•    Failure to send your work after it has been accepted may result in disqualification from future PSSW shows.
•    No Nudes.
•    PSSW reserves the right to reject any work not meeting eligibility requirements or deemed inappropriate to The Convention and Visitors Bureau.

$35 for members and $45 for non-members 1-3 entries.  $10 for each additional entry for a maximum of 5 entries.  Entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline.  A maximum of two (2) can be accepted into the show!

Best of Show will receive $3,300 in cash and merchandise.
PSSW receives a 30% commission for all work sold.

The Convention and Visitors Bureau of Grapevine Texas
636 S. Main St.
Grapevine, Texas   76051

  • CALENDAR CHECKLIST 2017AUGUST 6 – Entry DeadlineAUGUST 31 – Notification of acceptance.
    Please check your e-mail carefully, even SPAM!  You can also check Your Artist Profile on Online Juried Shows.SEPTEMBER  18 -29 – Out of Town Entries to Craters & Freighters.

    OCTOBER 2 – Hand Delivered Entries Accepted at Convention and Visitors Bureau, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    OCTOBER 3 – Show Opens.

    OCTOBER 7 – Grapevine Art Walk.

    TBD – Awards and reception.

    OCTOBER 31 – Exhibition Closes.

    OCTOBER 31 – Pick up of hand delivered entries 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    NOVEMBER 30 – Shipped entries returned by this date.

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2017 National Animal Art Exhibition call for entries – deadline July 26


2017 16th Annual National
Animal Art
Juried Exhibition

AUGUST 27 – SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX



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.



  • 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


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


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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PrintAustin’s The Contemporary Print 2017 deadline Oct. 1


The Contemporary Print 2017

PrintAustin invites you to enter our 4th annual juried national exhibition “ The Contemporary Print” to be held at O2 Gallery at Flatbed Press Headquarters during PrintAustin 2017. 

The Contemporary Print exhibition will be a survey of the traditions and the innovations of contemporary printmaking happening today. While non-traditional or digital output is accepted as a print element, submissions must utilize traditional print media as their primary technique including: Lithography, Relief, Intaglio, Silkscreen, and Monotype.

Entry fee: $35. Prize awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
More info/Registration.

2017 juror Susan Tallman

OCT. 1                  Entry deadline
NOV. 15                Email notifications
DEC.16                 Shipped artwork due
(Hand-delivery arranged upon request)

JAN. 10                   Show is up.
JAN. 20                  Opening reception 6–8 p.m.
FEB. 9                    Closing Reception + Artist Awards presented by juror Susan Tallman, 6-8pm
FEB. 19                   Return shipping begins

Find us @
PRINTAUSTIN: http://printaustin.org/
FLATBED PRESS + GALLERIES: http://www.flatbedpress.com/

If you have any questions, please email us: printaustin@gmail.com



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Pastel Society of the Southwest 35th National Juried Exhibition in October


Pastel Society of the  Southwest’s 35th National Juried Exhibition. October 1-30 at the Tower Gallery, 636 South Main in  Grapevine Texas.

Presentation of Awards and pastel demo by juror and judge Alain Picard starting 2pm on October 2 at the gallery.

For more about PSSW see the website: http://www.pssw.info/home/shows-exhibits/

Submitted by ''PASTEL SOCIETY OF THE SOUTHWEST''. Email: twengler@sbcglobal.net

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Winners of the 2016 IAA National Animal Art Exhibition


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

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

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

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

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

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

Juror Walt Davis presents Best of Show to Steve Danner
Juror Walt Davis presents Best of Show to Steve Danner


BEST OF SHOW Steve Danner “Cats Eye” Acrylic

BEST OF SHOW Steve Danner “Cats Eye” Acrylic

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


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


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


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

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

On view August 28 through September 23, 2016.

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


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2016 Texas Visual Arts Association (TVAA) National entries due Sept. 14


2016 TVAA National


Prizes totaling $4000 will be awarded to the best works in the national competition.
Fee: $35.00 (2016 TVAA National)
Entry Deadline: 9/14/16

Texas Visual Arts Association (TVAA) is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for the 2016 TVAA National Art Competition & Exhibit, juried by Andrea Karnes, Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Gabriel Ritter, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art.

The competition is open to 2D artworks in any medium. 3D artworks are also acceptable with the provision that they be delivered and installed by the artist. The exhibition will be displayed at the Mesquite Arts Center in December 2016.

Key Dates:
August 14, 2016, Early Bird entry closes
September 14, 2016, Competition entry closes
October 10, 2016, Applicants notified of jury results
November 15 – 29, 2016, Accepted 2-D artwork due at Mesquite Arts Center
November 30 – December 1, 2016, Accepted 3-D artwork due
December 5, 2016, Exhibit opens at Mesquite Arts Center
December 28, 2016, Exhibit closes

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2016 National Animal Art Exhibit Preview Gallery


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


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



GALLERY – click here

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Enter the 2016 IAA National Animal Art Competition


2016 15th Annual IAA National Animal Art Juried Competition

AUGUST 28 – SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX

2016 marks the 15th 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. Any animal species is considered as acceptable subject matter for works, including both wildlife and domestic.

Media: Oil Painting, Water Media, Dry Media (drawing), Mixed media/misc. (including printmaking), and Photography. Supports: canvas, paper, panel or yupo.

ENTRY DEADLINE Sunday, July 31, 2015 until midnight.

For complete entry rules see the 2016 PROSPECTUS

2016 Online Registration and Payment: click here

$35 entry fee for up to 3 pieces; discount – $25 for IAA members

For questions, contact the Show Chair Mark Thompson at iaaexhibits@gmail.com.

Announcing our 2016 JUROR:




Walt Davis, signature member and past president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society, began painting in watercolor over thirty years ago.  He has studied with such notable artists as Faith Helen Foust, Bud Biggs, Doug Walton, Louise Cadillac, Carole Barnes, Frank Webb, Mark Mehaffey, Richard Stephens, and bird artist John P. O’Neil.

Davis has taught watercolor, figure drawing, and plein air sketching at Eastfield Community College, Amarillo College, Panhandle Art Center, San Angelo Museum of Art, and in his studio in Commerce.  He has conducted demonstrations and workshops in Amarillo, Brownsville, Dallas, San Angelo and nine other Texas cities.

His work is carried by the Davis and Blevins Gallery in St. Jo, Texas, and his paintings hang in private collections in Washington State, Montana, Florida, Colorado, New Mexico, and cities throughout Texas.

His painting, Katy-did, Katy-didn’t, won the Margery Soroka Memorial Award in the 2013 American Watercolor Society competition in New York and was included in the Society’s traveling show.  Two other insect portraits won awards in 2014; one in the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies in Phoenix, Arizona, and the other in the Southwestern Watercolor Society show in Dallas.  With the acceptance of the painting Make My Day in the 2015 annual exhibition of the American Watercolor Society, Davis became a signature member of that prestigious organization.

For more about the juror, see his website  http://waltdavisart.com/

Walt Davis "Make My Day"
                    Walt Davis “Make My Day”
2015 Best of Show
2015 Best of Show: Heather Lara “Serenity”
2015 President's Award
2015 President’s Award: Gary Ward “Easy Riders”

  • Saturday, July 16 Help with digital Images and entry $10 by appt, Mark Thompson 214-608-7100 or email
  • Sunday, July 31st Entry Deadline  all day
  • Saturday, August 13 Notification of acceptance 
  • Mon. – Fri., Aug 22 – 26 Shipped entries due – instruction sent with notification
  • Saturday, August 27 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Hand delivered entries, Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75062
  • Sunday, August 28, 2016 Exhibit opens to public 
  • Sunday, September 4 Exhibit Reception &  Awards 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 24 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Strike show & art pickup
  • Oct. 1 – Nov. 27. 2016 Traveling Exhibit  at the Irving Arts Center.  Local artists are invited to participate.


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TRAHC’s 28th Annual Juried Exhibition entries due May 8


TRAHC’s 28th Annual Juried Exhibition is a juried exhibition celebrating local, regional, and national artists. The competition is hosted by the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council, an arts council located in Texarkana, Texas, and generously sponsored by E-Z Mart, Inc.

The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older currently residing in the U.S. All work must be original in concept and not copied from another artist’s work. No photography, video, film, jewelry, installations or artwork that requires special installation or assembly will be accepted. Entries must be received by Midnight MST May 8, 2016. Only entries submitted online through Callforentry.org will be considered. Entries are limited to a maximum of three works executed in the last two years (May 2014 – May 2016.) A maximum of two pieces of artwork per artist will be juried into the exhibit. Accepted work will be exhibited at TRAHC from July 8 – August 13, 2016.

Fee: $35.00
Exhibit Dates: 7/8/2016 – 8/13/2016

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