January 2017: IAA in Brief / Coming up


  • Register for the 2017 Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Competition. $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.
  • 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. Prospectus  Drop off will be Jan. 28.  REGISTER NOW Contact Exhibit Chair Deepa Koshaley at Phone: 972-639-6745 or Email: deepadesignscape@gmail.com
  • NEW! Artwork needed for the Jan. 8 – Mar. 25  – 6th Annual IAA Winter Exhibit at the West Irving Library. All artists participating in the IAA Holiday Art Exhibit are invited to participate (we will move your art), plus any IAA member or Irving resident. Bring art on Sunday, Jan. 8 1-3 pm to the West Irving Library or you can bring it on Sat., Jan. 7 10am-2pm to the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Contact iaaexhibits@gmail.com.
  • Place your art in Irving locations! Contact CAAP Chair Frankie Sieloff Couch at 972-255-3468 or franki1930@aol.com if you would like to participate in the Corporate Art Appreciation Program
  • Exhibit Space: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts is now filled for 2017 — We’ll be issuing a call for 2018 in February 2017.
    Contact iaaexhibits@gmail.com for reservations. Remember, free exhibits for the small (west) gallery is an IAA member perk! Exhibit space can be shared with other artists.
  • Looking for other artist calls around DFW? Check ArtNewsDFW.com’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. 
  • January 24 Bob Obrian – Caricatures 
    Silent Auction news: In addition to art books auctioned at the next IAA meeting, we will be offering a desk, a file cabinet and a piano presently located in the small gallery. You may leave a bid any time when you come by the art center. Bids close at the end of the Jan. 24th meeting. Funds raised by this auction will go to provide equipment for IAA, possibly a display case!
  • February 28 Gail Delger – Acrylic Abstract  www.gaildelger.com



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