January 2018 Calendar

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  • 2018 Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition call for entries http://texasandneighbors.com  $9,000 in awards. Deadline: Feb. 15, 2018. Details TBA. Chair: Linda Shotwell info@texasandneighbors.com
  • 2018 Indian Folk Art Exhibit call for entries. Deadline Jan. 10, 2018. REGISTER. Chair: Deepa Koshaley deepadesignscape@gmail.com
  • Volunteers needed for the Healing Arts Program at Baylor Scott & White:
    The Volunteer Services Department is seeking volunteers with a passion for the arts to join the Healing Arts Program providing opportunities to experience health and well-being by bringing literary, performing and visual arts to our patients, staff, and the communities we serve. Volunteers will provide the following services:
    –Assist with art exhibitions at the hospital
    –Bring an “art cart” to patients and family to spark art-making activities to reduce stress
    –Help design materials used for the program
    –Play music in the lobby or other areas of the hospital to provide a soothing environment
    –Display the artwork created through the program
    To learn more about the Healing Arts Program at Baylor Scott & White – Irving, or to volunteer for the program, please contact Abha Cole, Volunteer Services at abha.cole@bswhealth.org or 972-579-8149. Or go to bswhealth.com/irvingvolunteer to apply online. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, 1901 North MacArthur, Irving, Texas 75061  1-800-4BAYLOR
  • Irving Farmers Markets 1st & 3rd Saturdays at the Irving Arts Center  – for vendor applications visit http://fourseasonsmarkets.com/
  • CAAP call for more artwork – must be current IAA member. Change out or place your work at Baylor, Scott & White; the Remington in Valley Ranch or the Chateau on Wildbriar Lake. Contact CAAP Chair Frankie Sieloff Couch at 972-255-3468 or franki1930@aol.com or Susan Murray at smurray4@msn.com if you would like to participate in this Corporate Art Appreciation Program project.
  • Volunteer instructors needed to share their art skills in IAA’s Friday Open Art Meet-up sessions. Contact Linda Shotwell or Sharon Giles at info@irvingart.org.
  • 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 will either be at 7:00 pm on the 4th Tuesday, Sept. – June, or occasionally on a Saturday or Sunday, depending upon the activity planned. Note: Artists, be sure to bring your entries for Artist of the Month by 6:45; meeting starts at 7pm ( for meetings held at the Jaycee Center)Guests are welcome. 
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7pm – J.C. Phrey – Mixed Media Painting
  • Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at 2pmKatrina Doran – Mosaic free demo (hands on after workshop $10) http://doranstudiomosaics.com/
  • Tuesday, Tuesday, March 27 7pm Junanne Peck – encaustics http://junannepeck.com


  • Jan. 7 – Jan. 26 Sharon Serrago Exhibition (East); Ruben Contreras Member Exhibit (West); Reception, Sun., Jan. 21 2-4pm
  • Dec. 3, 2017 – Jan. 4, 2018 IAA Winter Art Exhibit. (formerly called the Holiday Art Exhibit) in both galleries at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Reception: Dec. 12 at IAA Christmas Party.
  • Jan. 7 – Mar. 25, 2018 7th Annual IAA Winter Exhibit
  • Dec. 3 – Jan. 7, 2018 IAA Photography Traveling Exhibition. At the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062.
  • Oct. 7 – Jan. 2 IAA Annual Traveling Animal Art Exhibit in the Foyer & Halls at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur, Irving TX 75062. (the exhibit has been extended)



Register your child for the IAA Children’s Spring Program – dates TBA

  • TUESDAYS Tuesday Painters FREE group hours: 10:30am – 3:30pm;  about 
  • January 4, 11, 25, 2018 FREE Basic Classes on Fiber Arts Instructor Laura Griffin REGISTER for Fiber Arts
  • Jan. 5 Open Art Friday: Acrylic Night – FREE! All ages welcome – contact info@irvingart.org.  For all Open Art announcements, click here.
  • Jan. 12 Open Art Friday: TBA – FREE! All ages welcome – contact info@irvingart.org.  For all Open Art announcements, click here.
  • Jan. 20 – Copic Art Club . Contact Instructor Laura Griffin to register at laura_griffin@yahoo.com. http://laura-griffin.com/
  • ? – Sunday Afternoon at the Art Gallery. Artists and Irving families invited. Hands-on projects. FREE! 2-4 pm contact info@irvingart.org. 
  • Jan. 26 Open Art Friday: TBA – FREE! All ages welcome – contact info@irvingart.org.  For all Open Art announcements, click here.
  • February 1, 8, 15 FREE Basic Classes on Gelli Printing Instructor Sharon Giles REGISTER for Gelli Printing (acrylic printmaking)
  • Feb. 20 – 22 Michael Holter Watercolor Workshop: Bringing Life to Your Landscape
  • March 1, 8, 15 FREE Basic Classes on Oil & Acrylic Painting Instructor Jane Kahler REGISTER for Oil & Acrylic Painting
  • March 10 Junanne Peck Eco-Printmaking with Texas Plants & Leaves details tba

FREE PAINTING & ART ACTIVITY GROUPS – Tuesday Painters (weekly), Open Art Night (1st, 2nd & 4th Friday eve.), Sunday Afternoon at the Art Gallery (3rd Sun. afternoon) about

Other Visual Art Events in Irving

At the Irving Arts Center, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.  Irving, TX 75062: BAM! It’s a Picture Book: The Art behind Graphic Novels

 At the North Lake College Gallery
NLC Student Photography Show  Nov 13 – Dec 7

At the Haggerty Art Gallery, University of Dallas
Drone Bueys: Adam Fung and Nick Bontrager
November 17, 2017 to January 21, 2018

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