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2017 Photography Exhibit travels to the West Irving Library

After the Exhibits Committtee tested the waters by organizing two nonjuried photography exhibits at the West Irving Library in 2015 and 2016, they decided to hold a juried photography exhibit in the IAA Gallery at Jaycee Park.

44 local photographers participated in the beautiful October exhibit at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Juror was Mark Thompson. For the Preview Gallery click here. For the Awards Announcement click here. For the Reception photos, see the IAA Photo Album.

The work of 13 photographers is represented in the traveling exhibition, which is again hosted by the West Irving Library:

Dee Elliott
John Fernandez
Justin Higgs
Rajesh Jyothiswaran
Evan Knapp
Li Liang
Klaus Mayer
Robert Moore
Rebecca Motley
Sonja Quarles
Laurie Reeter
Denise Remfert
Jaminet Rivera

Exhibit dates: Dec. 3 , 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018

Brochure: 2017photography traveling show

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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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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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CELEBRATE IRVING call for art & photography

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In conjunction with the Irving Heritage Society‘s Celebrating Irving event, Irving Art Association is hosting Irving-themed exhibits at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts and the West Irving Library. This is the Irving Heritage House’s 100th Anniversary, and the focus of the celebration is on anything Irving. The West Gallery at Jaycee Park will be devoted mainly to art created byThelma Coleman, with the larger East Gallery open to others.

Our call to artists and photographers is open to all adults and children in the DFW area. Subject must be Irving-related.

Dates:

  • Mar. 26 – May 5 Celebrate Irving Exhibit; April 4, 7 p.m. – Reception. (East & West Galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving 75061)
  • Mar. 26 – May 27 – Celebrate Irving Exhibit at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062

Drop off works on Saturday, March 25th from 10am-2pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. . You may drop off work for the West Irving Library on Sunday, March 26th from 1-3pm (or the day before at the Jaycee Center).

Art and photos should be framed or on wrap-around canvas and should be wired and ready for hanging. Limit of 3 per person at each location.

Contact IAA at irvingartassociation@gmail.com or the IAA Office at 972-721-8063. Reserve your spot now!

 

Special event on Sunday, March 19 1:30 – 4:00 pm:

Art in the Park – Paint or Draw Plein Air (or take photos) in Jaycee Park

Supplies needed: paint & brushes or drawing tools plus canvas or paper. An easel is useful but not absolutely necessary since there is some seating. Paper towels, water cup, etc. A camera is a good backup.

Get inspired by nature! There’s ducks and geese in the park, Hippo statues,  water fountain, playground, Art Center, police memorial,  and gardens. If it’s rainy or windy, we can work inside the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts from photos.

If you want to do plein air at another park in Irving, feel free! Invite a friend too.

Create artwork or photos you can enter for free in the Celebrate Irving Exhibits (at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts or the West Irving Library.)

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Patsy Lindamood Wildlife Art Exhibit at the West Irving Library

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Irving Art Association is honored to present the Patsy Lindamood Wildlife Art Exhibit at the West Irving Library Dec. 4, 2016 through Jan. 8, 2017.The Library is located at 4444 W. Rochelle in Irving (near the intersection of Rochelle & Esters.)

Patsy is an IAA member and frequent winner in IAA’s Texas & Neighbors and Animal Art exhibits. The exhibit showcases her wildlife art but she also draws and paints domestic animals, landscape art, and portraits. Her latest series is on ranch and rodeo life.

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.

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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

Contact her at 352-339-2353 or lindamood@att.net.  Brochure of this exhibit: iaapatsylindamoodexhibitbrochure

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2nd Annual 2016 Irving Photography Exhibit at the West Irving Library

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July 30 – Sept. 24, 2016

Fourteen photographers combine their talents to bring you the 2nd annual Irving Photography Exhibit, sponsored by the Irving Art Association at the West Irving Library.  

Address: 4444 W. Rochelle Road Irving, TX 75062 Telephone: (972) 721-2691

West 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.

See the brochure for a list of works and prices:  IAA2016PhotographyExhibitBrochure

The photographers are local photographers or members of Irving Art Association. Participating:

Andy Bugh

Janet Gean

Rachael Gregory

Rusty Hann

Carl League

Larry Maupin

Kathleen Mekallek

Wilfredo Raguro

Miriam Rieck

Shastan Kuschke

Carol Simmons

Tim Truelove

Mary Witthuhn

Aishwarya Yeraval

Janet Gean Sunset at the Ranch

Janet Gean Sunset at the Ranch

Rachael Gregory "Stroll In The Park"
Rachael Gregory “Stroll In The Park”
Foggy Catalpa by Larry Maupin
Foggy Catalpa by Larry Maupin

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Irving Folk Art Exhibits – Receptions April 4th

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In collaboration with CELEBRATING IRVING, the Irving Art Association is hosting two folk art themed exhibits dedicated to Betty Jean Ramsey Huffman.

March 28 – April 30, 2016 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts
1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061. Gallery hours: 
Sun., Mon., Wed., Thurs. – 1-4pm; Tues.  – 10:30am-3:30pm

March 28 – May 28, 2016 at the West Irving Library
4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062 (near the intersection of Esters & Rochelle). Library hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri. and Sat.; noon to 9 p.m. Tues. and Thurs.; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sun.

Brochure: FolkArtExhibitsBrochure. Curated by the IAA Exhibits team.

RECEPTIONS:

Monday, April 4 at 4-5:30 pm “Will Moses Meets Irving” at the West Irving Library

Monday, April 4 at 7 pm Recognition & Reception for Will Moses & Artists at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts

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Bovine Bounce by Ida Noack

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“Lunch with Grandma at The Big State’ by Helen Siksek

Check out the 3-D art in the glass cabinets at the West Irving Library

Check out the 3-D art in the glass cabinets at the West Irving Library

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