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2018 Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition
P.O. Box 153581
Irving, TX 75015-3581

Entry Deadline: 2/18/18
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $40.00
Entry Fee (Entry Fee for member of Irving Art Association (up to 3 works of art)): $35.00

The 33rd 2018 Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition is open to all artists 18 and older living in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center. For more information see the website:

All events will take place at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062. Visit for directions.
Deadline for entries               Thursday, February 15, 2018
Notification of acceptance           March 6
Shipped paintings arrive            March 26 - 30
Hand deliveries               Saturday, March 31, 10 am - 3 pm
Juror talk & Reception                   Saturday, March 31,  7 - 9  pm
Exhibit dates                      MAY 12 - JUNE 9, 2018
Reception & Awards Ceremony        Sunday, May 20. 2 pm - 5 pm
Strike                                            Sunday, June 10, 1 -5 pm

JUROR   Lyle Novinski
Lyle Novinski is Professor Emeritus of Art and former Chair of the Art Department at the University of Dallas. He is an established painter and designer. He holds MA and MFA degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with further study in Philosophy  and Theology at Marquette University. Professor Novinski's interests as a working artist embrace a wide range of topics, including painting as a discipline, design and execution of liturgical spaces, and the history of sacred art. Consequently, he remains a sought after lecturer. His many exhibits over the years have brought note to his work with over 60 installations in churches including the windows of St. Rita's in Dallas, furnishings for the Neuhoff Chapel at SMU, as well as a life-sized mosaic in a chapel in Rome.

$9,000 in Prizes
Best of Show - $1500
IAC Award of Excellence - $1000
Each of the media categories:
1st - $500
2nd - $400
3rd - $300
Honorable Mention - $100

TxN Signature Status
Earned by having five paintings exhibited in the Texas & Neighbors exhibit. This designation is retroactive. A medal and certificate are awarded. Artists who receive signature status have the right to add the TXN acronym to their paintings, plus a listing with a direct link to their websites on the TxN site.

Supports: canvas, panel, paper, or yupo. Two-dimensional works must classify in one of FIVE CATEGORIES:
     Oil painting
     Water Media - Watercolor, casein and gouache
     Mixed Media -The use of two or more mediums, collage, calligraphy, hand-pulled prints. Collage must incorporate two-dimensional, self-created elements. No relief or three-dimensional objects, including found objects or magazine clippings.
     Drawing (Dry Media)- includes Pastel, Colored Pencil, Graphite, Ink, Silver, Gold, Conte Crayon, oil pastel, markers, scratchboard, etc.
Submitted works of art must be two-dimensional originals completed within the last two years without instructor supervision. Work must not be a copy of other artist's work (including reference photographs).

Note: Works on canvas if unframed must on a 1" - 2" wrapped canvas with all sides painted. Unframed cradled panels must be at least 1” in depth with the sides finished or painted.
Computer generated, photographic, offset printed, collaborative, and previously ACCEPTED work into the Texas & Neighbors Regional Art competition are ineligible.
Artwork more than the 50 inch MAXIMUM SIZE (including frame) in either dimension or less than the 12 inch MINIMUM SIZE in either dimension--or 144 square inches (excluding frame.)  11”x14’ is an acceptable size.
Irving Art Association reserves the right to reject any works not meeting eligibility requirements, or deemed inappropriate to hang in the Irving Arts Center (including frontal nudity) even after the image has been accepted.

72 DPI Digital Images in JPEG format - No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side. 5MB maximum image file size. (CaFE requirements.)
Images of accepted entries will become the property of IAA and lAC to be used for the catalogue and other printing material, archives, web site, promotional, and educational purposes.
Completed entry form, digital JPEG images and fees must be received by midnight on Thursday, February 15, 2018.
Entry fee of $40 allows up to 3 entries per artist. Pay by credit card through CaFe or mail a check to Irving Art Association, P.O. Box 153581, Irving TX 75015-3581 attention EXHIBITS. Checks must be received by February 15, 2018.
Members of the Irving Art Association receive $5 off the entry fee.  New members may join online at time of entry and are eligible to participate in the IAA Juried Members Exhibit held in June. See

The juror will select 70 to 75 artworks from submitted entries. Entrants will be notified of acceptance or nonacceptance by email by March 6.

Linda Shotwell, Exhibit Chair
Irving Art Association
P.O. Box 153581, Irving TX 75015-3581 972-721-8063 (voice mail) or by email (preferred) at

Marcie Inman,
Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programs
Irving Arts Center
3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062 (972)252-7558