May 2017: IAA in Brief / Coming Up


  • Volunteers needed for the IAA Board. We’re looking for a few good men and women…this organization can’t exist without good leadership and volunteers.  Please contact IAA President Linda Shotwell  ASAP at

  • 2017 62nd Annual IAA Members Juried Exhibit call for entries. Your choice of online registration (deadline May 25) or registration at intake on May 27 like last years’ show. $2,000 in awards.
  • Exhibit Space – call for IAA Members The IAA Board is now doing exhibit space planning for 2018: Solo or group exhibits in the West (small) Gallery are a perk for members, so please send us your request for an exhibit ASAP. Email to a description of your intended exhibit, participating artists, some images, and your preferred month: January, March, May or July.

    We also have two open slots for larger exhibits in the East (large) Gallery: dates TDB. For those we’re looking for major or established artists or groups. Requests will be considered by the Board.

  • West Irving Library call for art: “In the Garden” group exhibit. May 28 – June 24, 2017. Intake: Sunday May 28, 1 – 3 pm. Reserve your spot: FREE!  Note: art should weigh less than 10 lbs. and be wired for hanging.
  • 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
  • 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. 
  • May 23 6:45 – 9pm Sharon Serrago Acrylic demo


  • Mar. 26 – May 5 Celebrate Irving Exhibit; April 2, 2-4 p.m. – Reception. (East & West Galleries)
  • Mar. 26 – May 28 – Celebrate Irving Exhibit at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Blvd, Irving TX 75062 (near the intersection of Esters and Rochelle).
  • April 29 – June 3, 2017 32nd Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition;  Held at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062 Main Gallery)
  • May 7 – MAY 26 The work of artist Wanda Anderson (East); “In the Garden” Exhibit (West) Receptions Sunday May 14 2-4pm
  • May 28 – June 24 In the Garden group exhibit; West Irving Library 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062


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

DUES are due!

For a limited time only!!!!  With each NEW membership purchased between now and June 15, 2017, the Irving Art Association will pay for entrance and a docent lead tour to the Dallas Museum of Art’s exhibit: Mexico: 1900-1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Jose Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde on June 24, 2017.

A NEW member is defined as someone who has not paid dues after January 1, 2015. Questions, contact us at

Membership year runs
June 1st through May31st.

JOIN NOW for 2017 – 2018 



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