2019 Celebrating Irving: Irving Memories – call for art

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The Irving Heritage Society and the Irving Art Association invite you to join us in this year’s festivities in celebrating the long and glorious journey that is the City of Irving. Along with other activities, we call on all artists and creative writers to exhibit works at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. The theme this year is, “Irving Memories.”

To that end, we are sending out this call for you to share your memories of Irving through words and pictures to be exhibited from March 31 through April 26, 2019. We ask that any photography, painting, or written work submitted be original, and that of the artist submitting the work.

The reception will be on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Irving Art Association Gallery in the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Drive, Irving, Texas 75061.

To submit your artwork (FREE), please go to our registration form to submit your entries for this exhibit. Note: If you cannot meet the online registration deadline of March 28, contact the IAA Office at 972-721-2488 (voicemail 972-721-8063) about registering in person on Saturday, March 30 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.


Thursday, March 28 Deadline for free online registration
Saturday, March 30 • 10am-2pm Drop off artwork (see framing requirements below) at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1075 Puritan, Irving TX 75062. Unregistered work can be accepted if there is room.
March 31 – April 26 Celebrating Irving: Irving Memories on view during gallery hours: Sun. and Wed. through Fri. – 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Tues. 10:30 am – 3:00 pm, Mon. CLOSED
Sunday, April 14 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm Reception
Saturday, April 27 • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Pick up artwork

FRAMING: All submissions must be ready to hang in the gallery according to the IAA standard protocols. Unless special dispensation is granted, no piece larger than 36″ x 36″ (excluding frame) or heavier than 20 lbs. will be accepted. Items must be ready to hang using wire and must be framed, or if stretched canvas, must be back stapled or gallery wrapped, and should be edge-painted. (no unframed side stapled canvas). Multi-panel art (Diptych, Triptych, etc.) is acceptable as a single piece if the total size when hung does not exceed the 36″ x 36″ restriction and each piece does not exceed the 20 lb. weight limitation. Framed pieces with glass must not exceed 16” x 20”. Any framed pieces larger than 16” x 20” must have plastic (Plexiglas, etc.) glazing. No nudity is allowed. Any art submitted that does not conform to these restrictions may be rejected at the discretion of the Exhibit Curator and the IAA Exhibit Chairperson. All art must have the artist’s information on back including name, contact information, and date (year) of completion. Art must be wired and ready to hang; NO CLEATS, NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS. Any final decision regarding acceptance of a particular piece will be at the discretion of the Exhibit Curator and the IAA Exhibit Chairperson.

Additionally, the Irving Heritage Society and the Irving Art Association request submissions for a Celebrate Irving exhibit at the West Irving Library from March 31 – June 30, 2019. Space is very limited for the West Irving Library exhibition. Contact Susan Murray smurray4@msn.com for more information.