2022 Texas and Neighbors Reception & Awards May 15th

The 37th annual exhibit will be open to the public from MAY 14 – to JUNE 11, 2022 in the Main Gallery of the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 12 pm-5 pm – No reservation necessary! Free to view!

86 works were accepted into the show by juror Billy Hassell from artists residing in five states: Arkansas, Louisana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. This year’s show includes eight media categories: acrylic, drawing (dry media), mixed media / other media, oil painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture / 3-D, and water media.

You’re invited to the Reception & Awards Ceremony held Sunday, May 15th from 2-5 pm in the Main Gallery. The Ceremony will also be live-streamed by the Arts Center beginning at 3 PM for those unable to attend in person and will also be available for viewing later. $9200 in awards will be presented by the juror Billy Hassell. Our new Signature Artist for 2022, Kim Collins, will be recognized, as well as the other returning Signature Artists.

A catalog will also be available after the reception on May 16th, and the Irving Arts Center website will offer a 360-degree video tour of the exhibit sometime after the opening: https://www.iaconlineart.com/360-tours. For a Preview Gallery and list of artists go to the TexasandNeighbors.com website: https://www.texasandneighbors.com/home/2022-exhibit-artists/

Texas & Neighbors is a joint effort by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center. Our thanks go to Marcie Inman, Director of Exhibitions & Education at the Irving Arts Center, and to IAC staff. Also to this year’s Show Chair Denny Doran; Sharon Giles, Webmaster; the Irving Art Associaton Board; and IAA volunteer members. Contact IAA at info@texasandneighbors.com. For more information see TexasandNeighbors.com.

Juror Billy Hassell is also being honored with an exhibit of his works in the IAC’s Focus Gallery: “Billy Hassell / Continuum: Paintings and Prints 1990-2020”. He is a Texas-based artist with a focus on nature, conservation, and the environment. He produces oil paintings, color lithographs, and watercolors, and exhibits in galleries in Texas, Missouri, and Colorado. His website: www.billyhassell.com