November 2016: IAA in Brief / Coming up



  • NEW! Call for art from members for the Annual IAA Holiday Art Exhibit to be held Nov. 27 – Jan. 6, 2017 in both galleries at the Jaycee Center. Drop-off Sat., Nov. 26 10am -2pm. Contact Susan Murray at Note: Doesn’t have to be holiday themed.
  • NEW! Bring a handmade ornament for the IAA Christmas Tree. Drop off at Nov. 25 art intake, Nov. 29 IAA meeting or at the Dec. 20 party. Contact Susan Murray at
  • NEW! 2017 IAA Art Scholarship – info coming soon – link for entry will be posted Nov. 11
  • Volunteers needed for annual Christmas Card Workshops at the Irving Arts Center in December. Contact Linda at
  • New painting instructor wanted at the Heritage Senior Center. Contact Maria Rojas | Sr. Recreation Specialist, City of Irving  – Heritage Senior Center , 200 S. Jefferson St., Irving, TX  75060 P:  (972) 721-7318   F:  (972) 721-3744
  • Exhibit Space: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts is now filled for 2016 & 2017 — We’ll be issuing a call for 2018 early next year.
    Contact for reservations. 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. 
  • November 29 Gaylord O’Con – Watercolor demo on urban landscape
  • December 20 IAA Christmas Party Holiday Celebration



  • TUESDAYS Tuesday Painters FREE group hours: 10:30am – 3:30pm; contact about
  • Nov. 3, 10 Mexican Tin Ornaments. FREE Basic Class! Instructor Junanne Peck REGISTER
  • Nov. 4, 11, 18  The Secrets of the Best Drawings(Intermediate Drawing. 7-9pm on Fridays;  $90 for three classes; Instructor Ruben Contreras. register
  • Nov. 4 Open Art Friday: Coloring Book Party – FREE!- contact  For group project announcements, click here.
  • Nov. 12 Copic Art Class; contact (meets on 3rd Sat.)
  • Nov. 11, 6:30-9:30pm  Open Art Friday: Topic TBA – FREE! Supplies required. contact For group project announcements, click here.
  • Nov. 12  Copic Art Class; contact (meets on 3rd Sat.)
  • Nov. 20, 1:30 – 4pm Open Art Sunday: Aboriginal Art Painting FREE! Supplies required – contact  For group project announcements, click here.

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

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