December 2017: IAA in Brief / Coming Up

 

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CALLS FOR ENTRY / OPPORTUNITIES more

  • IAA Winter Art Exhibit call for art – IAA members are invited to participate. (A new name – was the Holiday Art Exhibit).
    The exhibit runs Dec. 3, 2017 through Jan. 5, 2018. Reception will be at the IAA Christmas Party on December 12. FREE to enter. Bring current work or work related to winter or holiday themes. Up to 3 larger pieces or 5 smaller ones on Sat., Dec. 2 from 10am2pm.
    Contact: Susan Murray at smurray4@msn.com.
    Artists in the show are also invited to participate in the 7th Annual IAA Winter Exhibit at the West Irving Library Jan. 7 – Mar. 25, 2018.
  • Volunteers needed for the annual Christmas Card Workshops at the Irving Arts Center in December. Slots: Friday, Dec. 8 – Annual Open House 5:30 – 7:30 pm; Saturday afternoons from from 2 – 4 pm on Dec. 2, Dec. 9 and Dec. 16.  Contact Michele at Michele.quarton@gmail.com to volunteer. Also donate supplies — drop off at the gallery: holiday wrapping, cards, stickers & ribbons.
  • Join the contest! Make a holiday table centerpiece for the IAA Christmas Party Dinner on Dec. 12. Contact Susan Murray smurray4@msn.com for questions
  • 2018 Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition call for entries http://texasandneighbors.com  $9,000 in awards. Deadline: Feb. 15, 2018. Details TBA. Chair: Linda Shotwell info@texasandneighbors.com
  • 2018 Indian Folk Art Exhibit call for entries. Deadline Jan. 8, 2018. REGISTER. Chair: Deepa Koshaley deepadesignscape@gmail.com
  • Volunteers needed for the Healing Arts Program at Baylor Scott & White:
    The Volunteer Services Department is seeking volunteers with a passion for the arts to join the Healing Arts Program providing opportunities to experience health and well-being by bringing literary, performing and visual arts to our patients, staff, and the communities we serve. Volunteers will provide the following services:
    –Assist with art exhibitions at the hospital
    –Bring an “art cart” to patients and family to spark art-making activities to reduce stress
    –Help design materials used for the program
    –Play music in the lobby or other areas of the hospital to provide a soothing environment
    –Display the artwork created through the program
    To learn more about the Healing Arts Program at Baylor Scott & White – Irving, or to volunteer for the program, please contact Abha Cole, Volunteer Services at abha.cole@bswhealth.org or 972-579-8149. Or go to bswhealth.com/irvingvolunteer to apply online. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, 1901 North MacArthur, Irving, Texas 75061  1-800-4BAYLOR
  • Irving Farmers Markets 1st & 3rd Saturdays at the Irving Arts Center  – for vendor applications visit http://fourseasonsmarkets.com/
  • CAAP call for more artwork – must be current IAA member. Change out or place your work at Baylor, Scott & White; the Remington in Valley Ranch or the Chateau on Wildbriar Lake.Contact CAAP Chair Frankie Sieloff Couch at 972-255-3468 or franki1930@aol.com or Susan Murray at smurray4@msn.com if you would like to participate in this Corporate Art Appreciation Program project.
  • Volunteer instructors needed to share their art skills in IAA’s Friday Open Art Meet-up sessions. Contact Linda Shotwell or Sharon Giles at info@irvingart.org.
  • Looking for other artist calls around DFW? Check ArtNewsDFW.com’s art competition calls, other opportunities, and the Art Deadlines Calendar.  For small craft fairs, check DFW Craft Shows.

MEETINGS more

  • Meetings & Demonstrations will either be at 7:00 pm on the 4th Tuesday, Sept. – June, or occasionally on a Saturday or Sunday, depending upon the activity planned. Note: Artists, be sure to bring your entries for Artist of the Month by 6:45; meeting starts at 7pm ( for meetings held at the Jaycee Center)Guests are welcome. 
  • Tuesday, December 12 at 7pm IAA Christmas Party – Holiday Potluck
    Bring a side dish or a desert – IAA will provide the main entry. Join the contest! Make a holiday table centerpiece for the IAA Christmas Party Dinner on Dec. 12.  To participate in the optional gift exchange, bring a wrapped present under $25 in value (art-related is always good.). Contact Susan Murray smurray4@msn.com for questions about the festivities.

EXHIBITS / EVENTS more

  • Dec. 3, 2017 – Jan. 4, 2018 IAA Winter Art Exhibit. (formerly called the Holiday Art Exhibit) in both galleries at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Reception: Dec. 12 at IAA Christmas Party.
  • IAA Photography Exhibition. Until Dec. 1st at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. The Traveling Exhibit will be at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062 Dec. 3, 2017 through Jan. 7, 2018.
  • Oct. 7 – Jan. 2 IAA Annual Traveling Animal Art Exhibit in the Foyer & Halls at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur, Irving TX 75062. (the exhibit has been extended)
  • The 25th Annual Holiday Exhibition and Tree Decorating Competition at the Irving Arts Center

    IAA’s entry in the IAC tree contest- a Mexican Folk Art Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORKSHOPS / CLASSES / ACTIVITIES more

Register your child for the IAA Children’s Fall Program – classes start in October

Fall Schedule for 7-10 year olds: Time 2 – 4 pm

  • October 14th Saturday: Creating and designing Super Hero Trick or Treat Bags.
  • November 11th Saturday: Leaf and vegetable print making, creating a tapestry wall hanging.
  • December 9th Saturday: Design and create a three dimensional holiday ornament

    Fall Schedule for 11- 13 year olds:  Time 2 -4 pm

  • October 15th Sunday: Create and design Halloween masks using the Mexican “Day of the Dead” theme.
  • Novembers 18th Saturday: Introduction to Charcoal sketching and composition.
  • December 10th Sunday: Design and instruct a three dimensional holiday card.
  • TUESDAYS Tuesday Painters FREE group hours: 10:30am – 3:30pm;  about 
  • Dec.. 1 Open Art Friday: Coloring Book Party – FREE! All ages welcome – contact info@irvingart.org.  For all Open Art announcements, click here.
  • Dec. 2 – IAA Christmas Card Workshop at the Irving Arts Center. Saturday afternoons in December 2-4pm. Volunteers needed: contact Michele at michele.quarton@gmail.com
  • Dec. 8 – Irving Arts Center Open House – IAA will do holiday crafts & face painting with kids. Volunteers needed: contact Michele at michele.quarton@gmail.com
  • Dec. 9 – IAA Christmas Card Workshop at the Irving Arts Center. Saturday afternoons in December 2-4pm. Volunteers needed: contact Michele at michele.quarton@gmail.com
  • Dec. 16 – IAA Christmas Card Workshop at the Irving Arts Center. Saturday afternoons in December 2-4pm. Volunteers needed: contact Michele at michele.quarton@gmail.com
  • Dec. 17 – Sunday Afternoon at the Art Gallery. Artists and Irving families invited. Hands-on projects. FREE! 2-4 pm contact info@irvingart.org. 
  • January 4, 11, 18, 2018 FREE Basic Classes on Fiber Arts Instructor Laura Griffin REGISTER for Fiber Arts
  • February 1, 8, 15 FREE Basic Classes on Gelli Printing Instructor Sharon Giles REGISTER for Gelli Printing (acrylic printmaking)
  • Feb. 20 – 22 Michael Holter Watercolor Workshop: Bringing Life to Your Landscape
  • March 1, 8, 15 FREE Basic Classes on Oil & Acrylic Painting Instructor Jane Kahler REGISTER for Oil & Acrylic Painting

FREE PAINTING & ART ACTIVITY GROUPS – Tuesday Painters (weekly), Open Art Night (1st, 2nd & 4th Friday eve.), Sunday Open Art (3rd Sun. afternoon) about

Other Visual Art Events in Irving

At the Irving Arts Center, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.  Irving, TX 75062: The 25th Annual Holiday Exhibition and Tree Decorating Competition   BAM! It’s a Picture Book: The Art behind Graphic Novels

 At the North Lake College Gallery
NLC Student Photography Show  Nov 13 – Dec 7

At the Haggerty Art Gallery, University of Dallas
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Drone Bueys: Adam Fung and Nick Bontrager
November 17, 2017 to January 21, 2018



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