Call Detail
35th Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition
Entry Deadline: 3/1/20
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee: 35th Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition): $50.00
Entry Fee (Entry Fee for member of Irving Art Association (up to 3 works of art)): $40.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Texas

The 35th 2020 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:

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!

All events will take place at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062. Visit for directions.
Deadline for entries               Sunday, March 1, 2020
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 14, 2019
Reception & Awards Ceremony        Sunday, May 17, 2 pm - 5 pm
Strike                                    Sunday, June 14, 1 -5 pm

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.

$9,000 in Prizes
Best of Show - $1250
IAC Award of Excellence - $800
!st, 2nd, 3rd & HM awards in seven categories

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 SIX 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.
     Photography (NEW for 2020) - Film, Digital, Digitally Manipulated.

Three-dimensional works must classify in the SEVENTH CATEGORY:
     Sculpture (NEW for 2020) - Any materials, but must not exceed 18" in diameter, must not exceed 36" in height, and must comply with content restrictions.

Submitted works of art must be originals completed within the last two years without instructor supervision. Work must not be a copy of other artist's work (including reference photographs).

2-D artwork must be framed professionally, or if unframed, on a minimum 1" (or more in depth) wrapped canvas or cradled panel with all edges painted or finished. Works must be wired with screw eyes or D-rings, ready to hang, with backing. No saw tooth hangers. Plexiglas glazing only, except pastel - glass permitted.
Computer generated, offset printed, collaborative, and previously ACCEPTED work into the Texas & Neighbors Regional Art competition are ineligible.
A2-D 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.

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 catalog 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 March 1st, 2020.
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, 2020.
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

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

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

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