October 2017: IAA in Brief / Coming Up

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CALLS FOR ENTRY / OPPORTUNITIES more

  • ENTER the 1st Annual IAA Photography Competition — open to all DFW area residents. DEADLINE October 10th. $25 for IAA members; $35 nonmembers. $2,000 in awards!

  • IAA will again have a booth at the Heritage Senior Center’s Holiday Sale. 4-hour shifts. IAA members may sell their artwork. Dates are Nov. 6-10. Contact Rachel Gregory at rgregoryartworks@yahoo.com. You can also obtain a booth for yourself from the Senior Center. Call (972) 721-2496.
  • Irving Mall is showcasing local artists by inviting them to create a
    piece on site. Artists will be able to display other pieces of their
    artwork for sale while they work on the piece for Irving Mall. Irving Mall will display a biography, headshot, social media handles and contact information. For details contact ANNETTE FONSECA, Marketing Director, IRVING
    MALL, 3880 Irving Mall, Irving Mall, TX 75062 972.255.0572
    annette.fonseca@washingtonprime.com
  • Irving Farmers Markets Saturdays at the Irving Arts Center and Heritage Crossing – for vendor applications visit http://fourseasonsmarkets.com/
  • Volunteers needed for the IAA booth at the Irving Farmers Market at the Irving Arts Center –  held on 1st & 3rd Saturdays – 2 hour shifts 8:00 – 10:00, 10:00 – 12:00, 12:00 – 2:00. Opportunity to sell art & do demos. Upcoming dates: Aug. 5 & 19; Sept. 2, 16 & 30; Oct. 7, 21, & 28. Contact Michele Quarton at michele.quarton@gmail.com
  • Baylor call for more artwork – must be current IAA member. Change out or place your work at Baylor, Scott & White. 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.
  • Place your art in other Irving locations! Contact CAAP Chair Frankie Sieloff Couch at 972-255-3468 or franki1930@aol.com if you would like to participate in the Corporate Art Appreciation Program
  • Opportunity for volunteer instructors 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. 
  • Sunday, Oct. 8th. Reception & Awards for the IAA Youth Exhibit, 2-4pm
  • Sunday, Oct. 15 Sunday Afternoon at the Art Gallery: FREE Tour of the Irving Arts Center. Meet at 2:30 in the Main Gallery for a docent-led tour of FOUR exhibits! RSVP here or email info@irvingart.org.
  • Oct. 28 IAA Members Meeting – Art Tour of Strokers Dallas

EXHIBITS / EVENTS more

  • Oct. 1- 27 2017 IAA Youth Exhibit. Reception Sunday, October 8, 2-4pm. (East & West Galleries)
  • Oct. 7 – Nov. IAA Annual Traveling Animal Art Exhibit in the Foyer & Halls at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur, Irving TX 75062.
  • Oct. 1 – Dec. 3- Behnaz Sohrabian Exhibit at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062 (near the corner of Rochelle & Esters)

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
  • October 5, 12, 26 FREE Basic Classes on Drawing Instructor Ruben Contreras 7-9pm on Thursdays REGISTER for Drawing
  • Oct. 6 Open Art Friday: Coloring Book Party – FREE! All ages welcome – contact info@irvingart.org.  For all Open Art announcements, click here.
  • Oct. 13 Open Art Friday: Acrylic Pours are sooooo much fun! Supplies required. FREE! All ages welcome – contact info@irvingart.org.  For all Open Art announcements, click here.
  • Sunday, Oct. 15 Sunday Afternoon at the Art Gallery: FREE Tour of the Irving Arts Center. Meet at 2:30 in the Main Gallery for a docent-led tour of FOUR exhibits! RSVP here or email info@irvingart.org.
  • Oct. 21 Copic Art Club . Contact Instructor Laura Griffin to register at laura_griffin@yahoo.com. http://laura-griffin.com/blog/
  • Oct. 22 Sunday Afternoon at the Art Gallery – FREE tour of the Irving Arts Center at 2:30 pm with a docent. Four exhibitions! Meet at the Main Gallery of the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062. info@irvingart.org
  • Oct. 27 Open Art Friday: Acrylic pours — doing the swipe! Supplies required. FREE! contact info@irvingart.org.  For all Open Art announcements, click here.
    https://youtu.be/qOSAYkrrS5g
  • November 2, 9, 16 FREE Basic Classes on Calligraphy Instructor Angie Vangalis 7-9 on Thursdays REGISTER for calligraphy
  • Nov. 11 VET – Paint Club: Sunset Cove $25
  • Nov. 15 & 16. Painting a path through Creativity Watermedia Workshop (Nemec)  – REGISTER 

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

Oct. 7-
The 6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Islamic Contemporary Art  Oct. 7Nov. 12; Reception, Sat. Oct. 7 at 7pm
Main Gallery, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd. 
Irving, TX 75062

Oct. 26 University of Dallas Haggerty Art Village Open Studios 5-9pm https://www.facebook.com/events/121176365298418



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