JUNE 2016: IAA In Brief / Coming Up

DUES are due!

Membership year runs June 1st through May31st.

JOIN NOW for 2016 – 2017 


  • June 14 Canal Fest in Las Colinas: 1. Volunteer at the kids art tables (contact Linda Shotwell at lindawoodshotwell@gmail.com) OR 2. 2016 Canal Fest Public Art Exhibit – bring your art FREE details
  • July 1 deadline for entry 5th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art at  the Irving Arts Center – INFO
  • July 9 & 10 deadline for entry 16th Annual Art Connection Members Exhibition  at the Irving Arts Center – INFO
  • July 22 deadline for entry State Fair of Texas Creative Arts Competitions INFO
  • Exhibit Space/Opportunities: Now booking 2018! Contact iaaexhibits@gmail.com for reservations at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Remember, free exhibits for the small (west) gallery is an IAA member perk! Exhibit space can be shared with other artists.
  • 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. She needs art now!
  • 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. note: Refreshments are now served at 6:45 pm; meeting starts at 7pm. 
  • Sept. 27, 2016 details tba



  • TUESDAYS Tuesday Painters FREE group hours: 10:30am – 3:30pm; contact tuesdaypainters@irvingart.org about
  • June 8, 6:30-9pm Open Art Friday: Making an Art Journal Page contact irvingartassociation@gmail.com. For group project announcements, click here.
  • June 9  Copic Art Class; contact laura_griffin@yahoo.com (meets on 3rd Sat.) http://laura-griffin.com/blog/
  • June 18 Junanne Peck: Woodcut Printmaking  POSTPONED UNTIL FALL contact junannepeck@mac.com
  • June 19, 1:30 – 4pm Open Art Sunday:

    Fabric Printing with a Gelli Plate – FREE (supply list: acrylic or fabric paints, fabric, stencils,  stamps etc. Let us know if you need to borrow a gelli plate.) contact irvingartassociation@gmail.com. For group project announcements, click here.


  • June 24, 6:30-9:30pm  Open Art Friday: Finish Your Project Nite – contact irvingartassociation@gmail.com. For group project announcements, click here.
  • June 25 Art Quilting Workshop with Leisa Rich at the Irving Arts Center INFO
  • June  29 Mastering the Media Matrix Workshop at the Irving Arts Center INFO
  • July 2 Henna Art Workshop 9:30 – 12:30. Instructor: Deepa Koshaley. Register. $20 members / $25 nonmembers

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