2022 Texas & Neighbors update

The entry deadline for this year’s 37th Exhibition was March 7th, and the show again received a record number of entries — 323 artists with 880 works of art. Juror Billy Hassell, a nationally-known Fort Worth artist, selected 86 works of art from this huge pool for this year’s exhibition at the Irving Arts Center.

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. For more about the show, see TexasandNeighbors.com.

During the last two years, the pandemic has caused problems in the scheduling of the show — in 2020 the exhibit was virtual-only, and in 2021 we returned to holding a physical exhibit but held no receptions. In response, in 2021 the Irving Arts Center began publishing virtual tours of their exhibits to reach those reluctant to travel and so to expand the audience. This 2022 show reflects the current optimism and will be both a physical exhibit and live receptions, plus the new tradition of virtual tours.

Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062.  www.lrvingArtsCenter.com for directions.
Shipped paintings arrive April 4 – 8, 2022
Hand deliveries           Saturday, April 9, 10 am – 3 pm
Juror talk & Reception      Saturday, April 9,  7 – 9  pm  (meet Billy Hassell)
Exhibit dates                            MAY 14 – JUNE 11, 2022
Reception & Awards Ceremony    Sunday, May 15, 2022, 2-5 pm. $9,000 in awards!
Strike                                       Sunday, June 12, 1 -5 pm 

The show will open to the public on Saturday, May 14. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 12pm-5pm – No reservation necessary! Free to view! A catalog will also be available, and the Irving Arts Center website will offer a 360-degree video tour of the exhibit.

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.

Congratulations to those members of the Irving Art Association who were accepted into this very competitive show. Here is the full list of artists and 86 works accepted into the 37th exhibit:

Alexander, Jeanette Seed to Painting #9 Acrylic
Alvarez, Tina* Ascension Photography
Anderson, Kevin Chapel Set at Ghost Ranch Photography
Anderson, Ruda Moon Dreams Mixed Media / Other Media
Archer, Michael Sandcastles Water Media
Arnette, DiAnne Moving Day Oil Painting
Bailey, Court The Tire Guy Water Media
Barber, Sherry Prickly Pear Fence Drawing (Dry Media)
Baxter, Kristen Floridian Fruit Printmaking
Baxter, Kristen Tainted Mississippiensis Sculpture / 3D
BEHN, LINKA Tenacity Acrylic
Berg-Gilbert, Tempy Roseate Spoonbill Oil Painting
Biggio, Carolyn Green Apples Blue Pitcher Oil Painting
Brand, Deborah Day Acrylic
Brown, Julie* Wonder Acrylic
Carradine, Mary Because You’re Special Printmaking
Cole, John Old No. 7 Oil Painting
Collins, Kim The Black Alabaster Vase Acrylic
Cooper, Sheilagh Flattening My Curves Water Media
Dharia, Mayank* Seascape Acrylic
Dietrich, Jill Rearview Mixed Media / Other Media
Dilling, Julie Sound of Silence Sculpture / 3D
Domenech, Rob An Idea of Us Photography
Duncan, Jacque Before They Fall Acrylic
Dyrhaug, Kurt Sensor Device No 3 Sculpture / 3D
Engen, Kimmy Act 1: The Ballet of the Dancing Great Blue Heron Photography
Faber, Candace Bare Bones Acrylic
Fernandez, Marina Boundaries #6 Acrylic
Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, Daniela Maria Dry Mouth/Shallow Breathing Sculpture / 3D
Fontaine-White, Barbara Calamity Jane: An American Legend Oil Painting
Gant, CPSA, CPX, Tanja Moon Shine Drawing (Dry Media)
Garland, John The Hunter Oil Painting
Gelman, Diane Totally Tarted Up Mixed Media / Other Media
Goodheart, Chris Silver City Oil Painting
Gould, Mark My Neighbor’s House: Arcadian 2222 Acrylic
Gregory, Mandy Tangled Breeze Acrylic
Gunderson, Phyllis Pedernal from Echo Amphitheater Oil Painting
Hampton, Lin Guest House Quarantine Acrylic
Hirsch, Marian Winter Aspen Glow Drawing (Dry Media)
Holder, Courtney Isabelle Oil Painting
Holt, Claudia Nature Flows Photography
Howard, Marianne* Lickin’ the Beaters Acrylic

Iaccarino, Odilia Matisse’s Game Mixed Media / Other Media
Jacobi, Karen Puppet Maker Acrylic
Kell, Diane Picnic Stop Near Ghost Ranch Acrylic
Kumar, Sudeep* Under Construction Water Media
Landrigan, Karen Living Acrylic
Lanzotti, Leslie Kill Zone Acrylic
Lanzotti, Leslie An Event Horizon Oil Painting
Lindamood, Patsy* Grains of Life II Drawing (Dry Media)
MacFarlane, Ken The Guardian Oil Painting
Mackensen, Russ I love M & M’s Drawing (Dry Media)
Mahler, Mike Warped Dawn Acrylic
Maines, Marie Turquoise Hat Drawing (Dry Media)
Martin, Jody* All Natural Drawing (Dry Media)
Mason, Barbara* Harmony Drawing (Dry Media)
Megginson , Kathryn Bound Oil Painting
Miller, Maggi A Stitch in Time Mixed Media / Other Media
Mitchell, R.D. Heeded Oil Painting
Morgan, Lisa Cane’s cup and birthday flowers Acrylic
Morris, KB La Defensa Mixed Media / Other Media
Pai, Anjali The Weaver Drawing (Dry Media)
Pannell, Cap Cottonwood Taos Oil Painting
Parker, Stormie Giant Otter Sculpture / 3D
Partin, Jan Winter Photography
Pathak, Neha Radha-Krishna_Rasleela Acrylic
Poupard, Trish Urban Cowgirl Water Media
Schaar-Walden, Carmen Branching Out Acrylic
Schaeffer, John Betcha Acrylic
Scheferman, Carol At First Glance Acrylic
Schorer, Marcia Cliff Edge Drawing (Dry Media)
Schweitzer, David Wacker Oil Painting
Singh, Anukriti* Bliss Drawing (Dry Media)
Smith, Betty Street Market in Munich Oil Painting
Tankersley, Thomas Solitude Sculpture / 3D
Tennant, Lisa Starlight II Water Media
Tennant, Lisa Agave Cactus Acrylic
Tobolowsky, George Sustainable Flowers Sculpture / 3D
Tsosie, Harriette Written Acrylic
Van Vleet, Noelle Learning to Stand Sculpture / 3D
Warren, Soon Tinted Window Water Media
Webster, Gloria Sunflowers Acrylic
Werntz, Amy Quilt Expo III Oil Painting
Westbrooks, Hannah San Fransisco de Asis Printmaking
Yarosz-Ash, Elizabeth Furry Dunny Acrylic
You, Ziesook Scent of Broq-pa 08042020D Mixed Media / Other Media

*IAA members