September 2016: IAA in brief / Coming up


  • NEW! Entries due Sept. 24 & 25. Exhibits for Irving’s BIG READ – call for art! Free to enter. Two exhibits – one for youth (large gallery) and one for adults (West Irving Library).
  • Exhibit Space: We’re now filled for 2016 & 2017 — We’ll be issuing a call for 2018 early next year.
    Contact for reservations at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Remember, free exhibits for the small (west) gallery is an IAA member perk! Exhibit space can be shared with other artists.
  • Place your art in Irving locations! Contact CAAP Chair Frankie Sieloff Couch at 972-255-3468 or if you would like to participate in the Corporate Art Appreciation Program. She needs art now!
  • Looking for other artist calls around DFW? Check’s art competition calls, other opportunities, and the Art Deadlines Calendar.  For small craft fairs, check DFW Craft Shows.


  • Meetings & Demonstrations are held on the 4th Tuesday at 6:45pm, September through May. Guests are welcome. note: Refreshments are now served at 6:45 pm; meeting starts at 7pm. 
  • Sept. 27, 2016 Pastor Garcia – Papier Mache
  • October 25 Colby Parsons – Ceramics / Clay


  • Sept. 17 Irving Main Street Festival  in downtown Irving .Noon-6pm. IAA will have a booth. Arts and crafts activities, plus small artworks for sale.
  • Aug. 28 – Sept. 23 2016 15th Annual National Animal Art Juried Competition (East & West Galleries). Intake for accepted work: Saturday Aug. 27, 10 am – 2pm.; Reception & Awards, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2-4 pm.
  • July 30 – Sept. 24  2nd Annual Irving Photography Exhibit at the West Irving Library
  • Sept. 25 – Oct. 28. IAA Youth and Big Read Exhibit (East Gallery) Reception Sunday, Sept. 25 2-4pm at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts.
  • Sept. 25 – Dec. 3. Big Read Exhibit at the West Irving Library
  • Sept. 25 – Oct. 28 Patsi Davila Member Exhibit (West Gallery); reception Sun., Sept. 25 2-4pm
  • Oct. 1 – Nov. 27, 2016 IAA 2016 Animal Art Traveling Exhibit, at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur, Irving TX 75062


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