Call Detail
2017 National Animal Art Juried Exhibition
Irving Art Association
PO Box 153581
Irving, TX 75015-3581

Contact Email:
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 7/26/17
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Irving Art Assoc Non-Member ): $35.00
Entry Fee (Irving Art Assoc Member): $30.00

$3,000 in prizes will be awarded.

16th annual animal art exhibition presented by the Irving Art Association
Gallery location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr, Irving, TX 75061


Any animal species will be considered as acceptable subject matter for works, both wildlife and domestic, including pets.
Artwork must be created 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 in a previous IAA National Animal Art Exhibit.
  • Limit of three (3) entries per Artist.
  • All artwork must be framed as required or it will be disqualified
  • Artwork must not exceed 36" x 36" and weigh under 20 lbs.
  • Computer generated and offset printed works are ineligible.

Irving Art Association reserves the right to reject any works not meeting eligibility requirements, or deemed inappropriate to hang in the galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts even after the image is accepted.


Supports: canvas, panel, paper, or yupo

  • Oil Painting 
  • Water Media - watercolor, gouache, acrylic, etc.
  • Mixed Media - collage, calligraphy, encaustics, fabric art, hand-pulled prints or the use of two or more mediums. Collage must not extend more than an inch beyond the picture plane. Found objects & artist’s photos may be incorporated, but no recognizable copyrighted elements may be used. 
  • Dry Media / Drawing - includes pastels, color pencil, graphite, charcoal, inks, silver, gold, conte crayon, oil pastel, markers, and scratchboard.
  • Photography - No professional studio photos.
Categories with less than 7 accepted artists may be combined with another for award purposes only.


Submit your entries online  through CaFE (
Artists may submit up to three (3) entries.

Entry Fees:
           $35  Non-IAA Members
           $30  IAA Members

Payment can be made by credit card through CaFE or by check made payable to:   
         Irving Art Association
          PO Box 153581
          Irving, TX 75015-3581 

          attn:  Exhibits

Checks must be received by July 26, 2017

 Not a member? Join IAA at

ENTRY DEADLINE:   Wednesday, July 26th at 11:59p.m. Mountain Time  

Upload options for image files:
     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


All entries may not be accepted into the show. Awards will be selected at the discretion of the juror. If the artist is not able to attend the Awards Reception, please notify the Show chair at Accepted work must remain on exhibit for the duration of the show.


  • Artwork must be framed and wired with screw eyes or D rings and wire should be approximately 1/3 down and strung tightly across ready to hang.
  • No saw tooth hangers.
  • If glazing is used, any works larger than 16”x20” must be under Plexiglas, with the exception of pastels, which may use glass as long as the 20 lb. total weight limit is observed.
  • Framing with glazing is recommended for fragile artwork (see Liabilities clause).
  • Wrap-around canvas or cradled panels of at least 1.5” deep may be used, no staples showing with the sides painted or finished.
  • Keep the framing simple, sturdy and lightweight. Artwork must not exceed 36" x 36", nor be heavier than 20 lbs.

Failure to comply with the above requirements or the size or weight limits will result in disqualification.


Shipped entries will be delivered to a local storage facility and a $30 fee will be applied to cover storage, unpacking and repacking of works. An email will be sent with notification containing delivery instructions for out of town entries. Please print clearly when shipping and be sure to include a RETURN LABEL. 


All notifications will be sent via email. If you have not received notification by August 14, please contact the Show Chair at

Hand delivery of accepted artwork is on Saturday, August 26,  10 - 2pm.
At close of show artwork may be picked up on September 24, 10 - 2pm  with the exception for those choosing to participate in the Traveling Exhibit at the Irving Art Center.
Any work left after pickup date will be considered property of IAA and disposed of after 15 days.

JUROR: Patsy Lindamood


Local artists selected for the show are invited to participate in the Annual IAA Traveling Animal Art Show. Location is the prestigious Irving Arts Center. Participation is optional. The IAA Exhibits Committee can assist with transport. 

Questions: Please contact Irving Art Assocation at or call the IAA Office at 972-721-8063.         Exhibit Chair: Linda Shotwell

  • Entry deadline:                 Wenesday, July 26, 2017 at 11:59p.m. MST 
  • Email notification:            Saturday, August 12, 2017
  • Shipped entries arrive:    Monday, August 21 - Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
  • Delivery / Intake:               Saturday, August 26, 2017       10am - 2pm
  • Reception & Awards:      Sunday, September 10, 2017      2am - 4pm
  • Strike / Pickup:                Saturday, September 30, 2017  10am - 2pm
IAA Traveling Animal Art Exhibit  - October  7 – November 26, 2017
Location:      Irving Arts Center - Admin / Front foyer
                      3333 N. MacArthur
                      Irving TX 75062 

Participation in the traveling exhibit is optional and limited to hand-delivered works only. 
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