March 2017: IAA in Brief / Coming up


  • Volunteers needed for the Nominating Committee and 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

  • Celebrate Irving Exhibit – Art or photography related to Irving needed — a FREE exhibit for members – Drop off will be the large gallery on March 25 and the West Irving Library on March 26. More details to come. Contact
  • 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 by March 20. 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 exhibit call –   IAA members, we have solo or group exhibit slots open for 2017: May 27 – June 24 and Oct. 1 – Dec. 3, 2017. Approximately 27 – 29 works of art in various sizes may be hung. Most should weigh under 5 lbs., with only a few spaces for works up to 10 lbs. If your work is 3D there is also the possibility of exhibiting in the glass cabinets at the Library. Contact the IAA Board at to apply for the opportunity.

  • 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. 
  • March 11 Juror Talk & Reception for Texas & Neighbors Juror Michael Holter at the Irving Arts Center 7-9pm
  • March 28 Steve Miller – Oil Landscapes



  • TUESDAYS Tuesday Painters FREE group hours: 10:30am – 3:30pm; contact about
  • March 1, 8, 15, 29 Jim Duncan Watercolor Classes. Wed. evenings. To register, contact Jim at
  • March 2, 9 & 16 FREE Basic Classes on Calligraphy & Pen & Ink – Instructor Angie Vangalis 7-9pm on Thursdays. CLOSED
  • March 2, 9 & 16 Intermediate Classes on Fiber Arts . Contact Instructor Laura Griffin to register 7-9pm on Thursdays.
  • March 3, 10 & 24 Drawing with Rueben Contreras. Friday evenings. To register, contact Rueben at or 682-241-0053
  • March 3 Open Art Friday: Coloring Book Party – FREE! All ages welcome – contact  For group project announcements, click here.
  • March10 Open Art Friday: It’s an Acrylic Pour! Supplies required. FREE! All ages welcome – contact  For group project announcements, click here.
  • March 11 Alcohol Inks Workshop with Linda Shotwell $35 to register, email
  • March 19 Open Art Sunday: Art in the Park – Paint or Draw Plein Air (or take photos) in Jaycee Park 1:30-4:00 pm. Supplies required. FREE! All ages welcome – contact  For group project announcements, click here.
  • March 24 Open Art Friday: TBA Supplies: tba. FREE! All ages welcome – 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

DUES are due!

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