Irving Art Association presents the 2021 Animal Art Show

Urgent Update: More repairs at the gallery are being made due to problems caused by summer park construction, plus a deep cleaning. We have had to cancel the Reception & Awards that was scheduled for Saturday, October 30th from 1-3 pm. Our apologies that we have had to do this. Artists, please pick up your artwork this Saturday Oct. 30 from 1-5pm – details will be emailed to you. Or contact us at

The art and photography in the 19th exhibition of the Irving Art Association’s annual animal-themed art show is quite wrondrous and beautiful, and and well worth waiting for! In 2020 the show was canceled due to the pandemic and this year we had to push the show back a month due to park construction. Formerly a national show, this is the third year that we have featured a regional scope, putting the emphasis on DFW area artists. The show will be on view through October at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving Tx 75061. Gallery hours are temporarily suspended for repairs until Oct. 19.

All animal species were accepted as subject matter for works, including wildlife and domestic, This year 34 artists entered 82 works of art and photography. Participating artists: 

David Blow, Camille Heaton, Stephanie Ramsey, Denise Foust, Jan Partin, Margaret Bailey, Carol Acedo, Sherry Houpt. Mary Ann Whittle, Marie Bethel, Judy Toler, Laurie Reeter, Marie Maines, Christopher Atkinson, Andy Bugh, Cathy Chapman Hackett, Darla Bostick, Susan Kindley , Jose Angel Hernandez, Stormy Parker, Kimmy Engen, Tricia Poupard, Tina Alvarez, Julie England, Barbara Tsirigotis, Kim Andres, Sharon Giles, Maggi Manning, Mauli Karapurkar, Brooke Hampton, Amy Bridges, Sharon Pujul, Susan Murray, and Jane Kahler.

Our juror this year is professional art teacher and printmaker Junane Peck, and she has selected 10 works of outstanding merit as award winners, which will be announced on October 30th.

Some of the beautiful art entered in this year’s show: