2018 Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition call for entries – $9,000 in awards – deadline Feb. 15

The annual TxN exhibit is back for its 33rd year! This five-state call is highly respected and competitive. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center. Deadline is Feb. 15, 2018.

The 2018 Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition is open to all artists 18 and older living in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Up to three works of two-dimensional art may be entered by an artist for an entry fee of $40 ($35 for IAA members).

$9.000 in prizes!  Artists may also earn signature status by exhibiting in five shows. Juror for the 2018 exhibition is Lyle Novinski.

See the official Texas & Neighbors website at texasandneighbors.com for the prospectus and link to  registration at CaFe.  Subscribe to the TxN mailing list.


All events will take place at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062.
Visit www.lrvingArtsCenter.com for directions

Deadline for entries                     Thursday, February 15, 2018
Notification of acceptance              March 6
Shipped paintings arrive                 March 26 – 30
Hand deliveries                            Saturday, March 31, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Juror talk & Reception                    Saturday, March 31, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Exhibit dates                                 MAY 12 – JUNE 9, 2018
Reception & Awards Ceremony     Sunday, May 20, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Strike                                              Sunday, June 10, 1:00 -5:00 pm

MEET THE JUROR: Lyle Novinski

Lyle Novinski is Professor Emeritus of Art and former Chair of the Art Department at the University of Dallas. He is an established painter and designer. He holds MA and MFA degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with further study in Philosophy  and Theology at Marquette University. Professor Novinski’s interests as a working artist embrace a wide range of topics, including painting as a discipline, design and execution of liturgical spaces, and the history of sacred art. Consequently, he remains a sought after lecturer. His many exhibits over the years have brought note to his work with over 60 installations in churches including the windows of St. Rita’s in Dallas, furnishings for the Neuhoff Chapel at SMU, as well as a life-sized mosaic in a chapel in Rome.  www.novinskistudio.com