2021 Texas & Neighbors Exhibition opens May 15 with $10,000 in awards

The Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition is an annual collaboration between the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center. This exhibition we are celebrating its 36th year.

74 works were selected by the juror from 771 submitted. The exhibition will be on view May 15 – July 10, 2021 (extended from June 12) at the Main Gallery of the Irving Arts Center. A 360-degree online tour will be available soon after the exhibit opening on the website http://irvingartscenter.com. Or you can view the art in person. Free reservations, with social distancing and wearing masks observed. Irving Arts Center is located at 3333 N. MacArthur in Irving. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday: noon to 5 PM.

Download a pdf of the 2021 Texas & Neighbors Catalog & Price List:

The Juror is Andrea Karnes, Senior Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. She has awarded $10,000 in prizes to 24 artists. (For a video of the juror’s remarks, click here.)

AWARD WINNERS GALLERYclick on the image to see a larger version.

BEST OF SHOW:
John Cole, “Contemplation”

IAC Award of Excellence:
Patti Cumming, “Vintage Cool”

ACRYLIC:
1st – U. Crosby, “Karo”
2nd – John Schaeffer, “Sorry We’re Closed”
3rd – Patty Bruce, “Pink Lady”
HM – Brett Dyer, “I Hope This Made You Smile”

DRAWING:
1st – Linda Mucha Karns, “Portrait of a Goddess, Weary and Bold”
2nd – Steve Miller, “Recharging”
3rd – Vijaya Meduri, “Ecstasy

MIXED MEDIA:
1st – Noelle Van Vleet, “Reflect”
2nd – Nel Dorn Byrd, “Sounds of Chautauqua”
3rd – Jim McClure, “The Old Bull”

OIL:
1st – Randall Jones, “This Must Be The Place (ABI)”
2nd – JoMera Watson – “St. Michelle”
3rd – Courtney Holder – “Flannery’s View of the Woods”
HM – Kristine Schneider, “Covenants in the Wilderness”

PHOTOGRAPHY:
1st – Mark Sharfman, “Elegance”
HM – Susan Kindley, “The Cigar Man”

SCULPTURE:
1st – Gail Arnold, “Celadon Seven Side View”
2nd – Lauren Careese Alexander, “Homebound”
3rd – Stormie Parker, “Escape”

WATER MEDIA:
1st – Lisa Tennant, “Andy’s Drive-In”
2nd – Darla Bostick, “Henri’s Yellow Tulips”
3rd – Marilyn Bourbon, “Ladies in Waiting”