Heritage Senior Arts Festival call for art

IAA is partnering with Irving’s Heritage Senior Center to provide exhibit opportunites for its senior members. This is a free opportunity for IAA members and seniors 50+.

Heritge will host its first Senior Arts Festival in August and they will exhibit art by senior citizen artists all month.

A reception will take place on Thursday evening, August 9th, which will feature demonstrations by art instructors, and musical entertainment by senior citizen musicians.

Entry requirements:

Eligibility to Enter: Senior Adults 50 years and older, they do not have to be an Irving resident.

Media & Limitations

MEDIA: Original 2D work in the following media will be accepted: Oil Painting, Watercolor, Pastel, Multimedia, Photography, and Sculpture

There is a maximum of three entries per artist.

The wall art is not to exceed 24 x 36 in. (Maximum)

Original 3D work will be accepted as long as it can be safely hung and meets all criteria for hanging, size and weight. All artwork must be completely dry.  No artwork in progress will be accepted.  

Sculpture size must not exceed either 13 in. or 18 in. high by 15 in diameter., and 12 pounds in weight.

LIMITATIONS: This is a family-friendly show. No works that are controversial, obscene, sexual or insensitive will be accepted.

Maximum artwork dimensions (four sides added together) including frame is 24 by 36 inches with no one side bigger than 36 inches. Framed entry may not weigh more than 20 pounds. All entries must be show-ready, sturdily framed, tightly wired and completely dry. Gallery wrapped paintings may be unframed if they are finished on all sides. Saw tooth hangers will NOT be accepted.

Registrations will be due by July 24th, art work will be received July 25 – 27, and installation is Saturday July 28.  Art will be displayed from July 30 – August 31.  Art must be picked up September 4 and 5.  Address: Heritage Senior Center, 200 S Jefferson St, Irving, TX 75060.

Note: Nonmembers may contact the Heritage Senior Center directly for submissions: Contact Pat Davenport at 972-721-7313 or pdavenport@cityofirving.org.