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2019 Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition
P.O. Box 153581
Irving, TX 75015-3581

Entry Deadline: 3/1/19
Days remaining to deadline: 44

REQUIREMENTS:

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

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $50.00
Entry Fee (Entry Fee for member of Irving Art Association (up to 3 works of art)): $40.00

The 34th 2019 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: TexasAndNeighbors.com

CALENDAR
All events will take place at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062. Visit www.lrvingArtsCenter.com for directions.
 
Deadline for entries               Friday, March 1, 2019
Notification of acceptance     March 25
Shipped paintings arrive       April 8 - 12
Hand deliveries                     Saturday, April 13, 10 am - 3 pm
Juror talk & Reception          Saturday, April 13,  7 - 9  pm
Exhibit dates                         MAY 18 - JUNE 15, 2019
Reception & Awards Ceremony        Sunday, May 19, 2 pm - 5 pm
Strike                                    Sunday, June 16, 1 -5 pm

JURORS
Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth
Gallery Owners, Ro2 Art

Ro2 Art, a contemporary fine art gallery located in The Cedars Neighborhood near Downtown Dallas, represents a diverse group of emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists – many with ties to the North Texas Region. The gallery, founded in 2010 by mother-and-son partners Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth, regularly collaborates with organizations such as The MAC and Cedars Union and maintains an exhibition program within the Magnolia Theatre at West Village and other satellite venues. Ro2 Art has been named Dallas Observer's "Best Art Gallery" and was presented with the 25th Annual Obelisk Award for small business by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. The gallery's art fair program has included the Dallas Art Fair, Texas Contemporary, and Art Aspen.

AWARDS
$8,000 in Prizes
Best of Show - $1350
IAC Award of Excellence - $900
Each of the five media categories:
1st - $450
2nd - $350
3rd - $250
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.

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS
Supports: canvas, panel, paper, or yupo. Two-dimensional works must classify in one of FIVE CATEGORIES:
     Oil painting
     Acrylic
     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.
 
INELIGIBLE WORKS
Computer generated, photographic, offset printed, collaborative, and previously ACCEPTED work into the Texas & Neighbors Regional Art competition are ineligible.
 
Artwork is ineligible if 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.

IMAGE FORMAT REQUIREMENTS
72 or greater 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.
 
SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE
Completed entry form, digital JPEG images and fees must be received by midnight on March 1st, 2019.
 
FEES
Entry fee of $50 allows up to 3 entries per artist. Pay by credit card or PayPal 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 March 1st, 2019.
 
ALL FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.
 
Members of the Irving Art Association receive $10 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 www.irvingartassociation.org.

SELECTION OF ENTRIES
The juror will select 70 to 75 artworks from submitted entries. Entrants will be notified of acceptance or nonacceptance by email by March 25.

CONTACTS
John Hunter
Irving Art Association Exhibits Committee
P.O. Box 153581, Irving TX 75015-3581 972-721-8063 (voice mail) or by email (preferred) at info@texasandneighbors.com

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