Texas & Neighbors

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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 $40 ($35 for IAA members).

Approximately $9.000 in prizes! See the official Texas & Neighbors website at texasandneighbors.com. Prospectus: 2018 33rd Texas and Neighbors Prospectus

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. 2017 juror is Michael Holter (see below).

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 the special TxN site: http://texasandneighbors.com.

For reception photos, see the IAA Photo Album. 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 32 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 33rd Texas & Neighbors
Regional Competition

See the official Texas & Neighbors website at texasandneighbors.com


  • Entries open                                   December 15, 2017
  • Deadline for entries                     Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance              March 6
  • Shipped paintings arrive                 March 26 – 30
  • Hand deliveries                      Saturday, March 31, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Juror talk & Reception               Saturday, March 31, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Exhibit dates                                 MAY 12 – JUNE 9, 2018
  • Reception & Awards Ceremony   Sunday, May 20, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Strike                                              Sunday, June 10, 1:00 -5:00 pm

Main Gallery of the Irving Arts Center. Cosponsored by the Irving Art Association.


Lyle Novinski

Lyle Novinski is Professor Emeritus of Art and former Chair of the Art Department at the University of Dallas. He is an established painter and designer. He holds MA and MFA degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with further study in Philosophy  and Theology at Marquette University. Professor Novinski’s interests as a working artist embrace a wide range of topics, including painting as a discipline, design and execution of liturgical spaces, and the history of sacred art. Consequently, he remains a sought after lecturer. His many exhibits over the years have brought note to his work with over 60 installations in churches including the windows of St. Rita’s in Dallas, furnishings for the Neuhoff Chapel at SMU, as well as a life-sized mosaic in a chapel in Rome.  www.novinskistudio.com


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