2020 Texas & Neighbors call deadline March 1st – $9,000 in Awards

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The annual Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition is back for its 35th year! This five-state competition is highly respected and very competitive. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center.

NEW for 2020! In addition to our regular categories (oils, acrylic, water media, mixed media, and drawing), we now include TWO new categories of work: Photography and Sculpture!

The 2020 Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition is open to all artists 18 and older living in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Up to three works may be entered by an artist for an entry fee of $50 ($40 for IAA members).

$9.000 in prizes!  Artists may also earn signature status by exhibiting in five shows. 

For entry requirements, see the Prospectus.

See the Texas & Neighbors website at texasandneighbors.com for the prospectus and link to registration at CaFe.  Registration opens January 1st and closes March 1st at midnight. To apply to the call directly, click here.

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All events will take place at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062. Visit www.lrvingArtsCenter.com for directions. 

Entries open                           January 1, 2020
Deadline for entries                   Friday, March 1, 2020 at midnight
Notification of acceptance             March 25
Shipped paintings arrive                April 6 – 10
Hand deliveries                               Saturday, April 11, 10 am – 3 pm
Juror talk & Reception                    Saturday, April 11,  7 – 9  pm
Exhibit dates                                  MAY 17 – JUNE 13, 2020
Reception & Awards Ceremony    Sunday, May 17, 2 pm – 5 pm
Strike                                           Sunday, June 14, 1 -5 pm

Juror: Kristin Rivas,
Director, Samuel Lynne Galleries in Dallas

Kristin Rivas was born and raised in North Texas. She had a passion for fine art from a very young age and has led diverse careers in both business and banking; however, her artistic tendencies ultimately led her to the art world. After graduating from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor’s in Art History, she continued her studies within the University of North Texas’ graduate program, focusing on Abstract Expressionism. During her time at North Texas, Kristin published multiple papers on Modern & Contemporary Art in India, including the impact of the Kiran Nidar Museum and the work of Bharti Kher.

Kristin has been with Samuel Lynne Galleries since 2014 and was appointed Director in 2016. Her passion for Dallas’ art community has landed her several board positions. Most recently Kristin was elected as President of the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA), an affiliation of established, independent gallery owners and art organizations in the Dallas area. She also serves on the Art Selection Committee for the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC), and volunteers with the Business Council for the Arts.