December 2016: IAA in Brief / Coming up


  • NEW! Registration for the 2017 Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Competition is now open. $9,000 in prizes. Deadline for entries is Feb. 1, 2017. Cosponsored by the Irving Art Association and Irving Arts Center. IAA members  get a $5 entry discount.
  • Bring a handmade ornament for the IAA Christmas Tree. Drop off at the Dec. 20 party or before. Contact Susan Murray at
  • NEW! 2017 IAA Art Scholarship – deadline for application is Jan. 31, 2017.  $1,000 scholarship for a high school senior in the city of Irving.
  • NEW! Artwork needed for the Indian Folk Art Exhibit Jan. 29 – Feb. 24, 2017. Drop off will be Jan. 28. Details TBA. Contact Exhibit Chair Deepa Koshaley at or
  • Volunteers needed for annual Christmas Card Workshops at the Irving Arts Center in December. Contact Linda at
  • Exhibit Space: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts is now filled for 2016 & 2017 — We’ll be issuing a call for 2018 early next year.
    Contact for reservations. Remember, free exhibits for the small (west) gallery is an IAA member perk! Exhibit space can be shared with other artists.
  • Place your art in Irving locations! Contact CAAP Chair Frankie Sieloff Couch at 972-255-3468 or if you would like to participate in the Corporate Art Appreciation Program. She needs art now!
  • Looking for other artist calls around DFW? Check’s art competition calls, other opportunities, and the Art Deadlines Calendar.  For small craft fairs, check DFW Craft Shows.


  • Meetings & Demonstrations are held on the 4th Tuesday at 6:45pm, September through May. Guests are welcome. 
  • Tuesday, December 20 – IAA Christmas Party Holiday Celebration at 7pm
    IAA members & their guests welcome! Bring a handmade ornament for the tree plus a side dish or dessert – IAA will be providing the main entry for the dinner. To participate in the gift exchange, bring original art or a gift under $25 (wrapped.)


  • Dec. 4 – Jan. 8, 2017 Patsy Lindamood & Friends at the West Irving Library
  • Nov. 27 – Jan. 6, 2017 Annual IAA Holiday Art Exhibit; reception at IAA Members Christmas Party, Tues., Dec. 20, 7-9pm
  • Dec. 3, 10 & 17 Holiday Fundays at the Irving Arts Center 2-4 pm Saturdays (IAA volunteers will be participating.) Contact Linda at to volunteer.
  • Dec. 9 Holiday Open House at the Irving Arts Center 5:30-7:30 pm (IAA volunteers will be participating.) Contact Linda at to volunteer.
  • Dec. 10 at 1pm, Artist Talk for Book Forest Installation (VET and Sheila Cunningham) at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062


  • TUESDAYS Tuesday Painters FREE group hours: 10:30am – 3:30pm; contact about
  • Dec. 2 & 16  The Secrets of the Best Drawings(Intermediate Drawing. 7-9pm on Fridays;  $90 for three classes or $30/class; Instructor Ruben Contreras. register
  • Dec. 2 Open Art Friday: Coloring Book Party – FREE!- contact  For group project announcements, click here.
  • Dec. 10 Copic Art Class; contact (meets on 3rd Sat.)
  • Dec. 9, 6:30-9:30pm  Open Art Friday: Paint Mini Canvases for Tree Ornaments – FREE! Supplies required. contact For group project announcements, click here.
  • Dec. 18, 1:30 – 4pm Open Art Sunday: no class this month.

FREE PAINTING & ART ACTIVITY GROUPS – Tuesday Painters (weekly), Open Art Night (1st, 2nd & 4th Friday eve.), Sunday Open Art (3rd Sun. afternoon) about

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