2022 Texas & Neighbors Award Winners

The 37th annual exhibit is on exhibit 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.

The Reception & Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday, May 15th from 2-5 pm. It was also 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 was presented by the juror Billy Hassell. Our new Signature Artist for 2022, Kim Collins, was recognized, as well as the other returning Signature Artists.

To view the Reception & Awards photos, click here To view the Catalog, click here

The exhibit is both physical and online. To see a virtual tour of the exhibit click here. (It’s on the Irving Arts Center virtual website at https://iaconlineart.com —Take a look at last year’s exhibit too!)

A video of the Reception & Awards was created by ICTN (Irving Community Television Network) and posted on the City of Irving’s YouTube channel. To view the video of the Reception & Awards, click here


AwardsArtwork TitleArtist
Best of ShowQuilt Expo III, oilAmy Werntz
IAC Award of ExcellenceWacker, oilDavid Schweitzer
1st PlaceBetchaJohn Schaeffer
2nd PlacePicnic Stop Near Ghost RanchDiane Kell
3rd PlaceSeascape Mayank Dharia
HMRadha-Krishna RasleelaNeha Pathak
HMWrittenHarriette Tsosie
Dry Media (Drawing)
1st PlaceMoonshineTanja Gant
2nd Place The WeaverAnjali Pai
3rd PlaceGrains of Life IIPatsy Lindamood
HMI Love M & M’sRuss Mackensen
Mixed Media /Other Media 
1st PlaceScent of Broq-pa 08042020DZiesook You
2nd PlaceTotally Tarted UpDiane Gelman
3rd PlaceLa Defensa KB Morris
HMA Stitch in TimeMaggi Miller
HMMatisse’s GameOdilia Iaccarino
1st Place Old No. 7John Cole
2nd PlaceBoundKathryn Megginson
3rd PlaceHeededR.D. Mitchell
HMSilver CityChris Goodheart
HMAn Event HorizonLeslie Lanzotti
1st PlaceAn Idea of Us Rob Domenech
HMAscensionTina Alvarez
1st PlaceBecause You’re Special Mary Carradine
HMFloridian Fruit Kristen Baxter
Sculpture / 3-D
1st PlaceSustainable FlowersGeorge Tobolowsky
2nd PlaceSensor Device No. 3 Kurt Dyrhaug
3rd PlaceSolitudeThomas Tankersley
HMDry Mouth/Shallow BreathingDaniela Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas
1st PlaceTinted WindowSoon Warren
2nd Place Starlight IILisa Tennant
3rd PlaceUnder Construction Sudeep Kumar
HMThe Tire GuyCourt Bailey