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This prestigious five-state competition pulls entries representative of the the best of American art! The Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition is open to all artists 18 and older living in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Up to three works of art may be entered by an artist for an entry fee of $55 ($40 for IAA members).

$10.000 in prizes! See the official Texas & Neighbors website at texasandneighbors.com. Prospectus: click here.

The judge who juries the show from submitted images and then selects the winning works of art in person is an artist of national standing or a prominent expert in art.

The show is hung in the prestigious Gallery of the Irving Arts Center, cosponsor of Texas & Neighbors, for a month in the spring. (see calendar below)

For more photos, see the special TxN site: http://texasandneighbors.com.

For reception photos, see the IAA Photo Albums on Flickr. Pictures of the exhibit winners & Chocolate Rose arrangements are also on the Irving Arts Center Flickr Gallery.

TXN Signature Status


TXN Signature status with the Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibit is extended to artists who have had their artwork on exhibit in five of our 36 shows to date. The TXN signature award allows signature designees the privilege of using the TXN acronym in their resumes and paintings along with a live link from the TexasandNeighbors.com website. This privilege is cumulative and retroactive.

For a current list of Signature Award Artists, click here

The 36th 2021 Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition

See the official Texas & Neighbors website at texasandneighbors.com


All events will take place at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062. Visit www.lrvingArtsCenter.com for directions.

Entries open                                  January 1, 2021

Deadline for entries                     Monday, March 1, 2021 at midnight
Notification of acceptance             March 20 – 21
Shipped paintings arrive                April 5 – 9
Hand deliveries                              Saturday, April 10, 10 am – 3 pm
Juror talk & Reception                   Saturday, April 10,  7 – 9  pm  CANCELLED
Exhibit dates                                  MAY 15 – JUNE 12, 2020
Reception & Awards Ceremony    TO BE VIRTUAL ONLY
Strike                                             Sunday, June 13, 1 -5 pm

Main Gallery of the Irving Arts Center. Cosponsored by the Irving Art Association. Juror: Andrea Karnes, Senior Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

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