Member News

IAA Member News

Be sure to alert the webmaster at with your art-related news. Member news will be posted here and also in the monthly newsletter. Members may also post their news on the IAA Facebook page.  For more photos, see also the IAA  Photo Album.

February 2016

Congratulations to those twelve Irving Art Association members whose work was chosen for the 2016 Texas & Neighbors Exhibition: Helen Bailey, Lynne Buchanan,  Annanya Chowdhury, Katherine Elliott, Ann Hardy, Navneeta Khemka, Deepa Koshaley, Suzanne McNeill-Sparks, Ashley Milow, Gwen Revino, Ron Stephens, and Cynthia Stone.

Nancy Paris Pruden has a feature article in Southwest Magazine March issue on the Art of Texas. She will also be teaching two workshops in Park City details TBA.

Sharon Giles will be teaching a Gelli Print Workshop at the Trinity Arts Guild gallery in Bedford on March 17th. Registration details.

January 2016

Sharon Giles demonstrated Acrylic Gelli printmaking for Texas Area Artists in Mesquite on Jan. 3 and suminagashi marbling for the Irving Garden and Arts Club on Jan. 14.

November 2015

Helen Bailey: In The Draft Horse Classic in Grass Valley, CA, September, 2015, she won Second Place in Drawing for A Mother’s Care and Third Place for Tango on the Salt River. At the Richardson Civic Art Society 2015 Membership Show, Oct. 3 – Nov. 14, she won First Place in Pastel/Graphics for Kiger Majesty.
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Helen is also participating in the MCKINNEY ARTIST STUDIO TOUR-MAST on Nov. 14 & 14.
In addition to Helen, four more IAA artists won awards at the Richardson Civic Art Society 2015 Membership Show:
  • Jane Strong – Collage/Mixed Media 3rd Place
  • Gwen Revino – Watermedia 1st Place
  • Janice Hamilton –  Oils & Acrylics 2nd Place
  • Rosalinda Trevino-Stone – Oils & Acrylics Merchandise Award


Janice Hamilton will also demonstrate pastels at the Nov. 17th meeting of the Richardson Civic Art Society.


Sharon Giles won an Award of Achievement at the Society of Watercolor Artists Members Show in Fort Worth for “It’s A Wonderful 9 Lives”. She also demonstrated gelli-printing  for the Trinity Art Guild in Bedford on Nov. 2.

IAA artists participated in the IAA Booth at the Irving Heritage Senior Center Christmas Sale November 2 – 5:
Rachael Gregory, Susan Murray, Noopur Agarwal, Jane Kahler, Victoria Robinson and Sharon Giles.

October 2015

Photos from the Free Basic Classes on Gelli Printing:

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Instructor Sharon Giles
Instructor Sharon Giles

IAA artists participate in NYLO Weekend B.E.A.T.S. – see article.

September 2015

PeckEverythingsbiggerinTexasJUNANNE PECK  presents a 2-day Woodcut Printmaking  Workshop

Saturday September 12/10am-3pm
Sunday September 13/1pm-3pm
Repeats on September 19 & 20

Fee: $150.00. Limited to 5 participants. $25 non-refundable down payment fee holds your spot. Fee sent to P.O. Box 8786, Fort Worth,,TX 76124. Workshop Location: Fort Worth, TX email for address Flyer: Woodcut Printing

MichaelslogoHIRAL JOSHI has been certified as an Grumbacher Acrylic Painting Instructor in the Michaels store in Irving, Tx. Grumbacher /Chartpack has a partnership with the Michaels stores nation-wide for their certified instructors to teach in the Michaels store. Beginners, children and adults are all invited to register at the Michaels Irving, Macarthur store.

Julie England has moved into a new art studio in the Dallas Design District where she continues her oil painting while taking classes at SMU to pursue her craft, after completing her Associates in Arts degree in May. Together with another artist, Ted Houston, Julie has signed a one-year contract to hang dozens of paintings in the Parker University, School of Massage Therapy building. The exhibit is open to the public. See more at

August 2015

Several IAA members had artwork in the 2015 Art Connection Exhibit at the Irving Arts Center: Pat Arnold, Sharon Giles, Jene Gravely, Hiral Joshi, Susan Murray, and Maria Cristina Noriega  — to name a few. Jene won 1st Place in the Non-Professional Category and Maria won 2nd Place in the Professional Category! Catch the interview with Pat Arnold in the video of the reception:

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Helen Bailey, who is the juror for the Wildlife and Domestic Animal Art Show now hanging in our gallery, had a One-Woman Show (all colored pencil art) in July, 2015 at The Martin Place in McKinney, TX. She also won Best of Show at the 2015 Edyth Horton Art for Horses Show in Lakewood, CO for my colored pencil drawing, Looking Out For Me.  The show will hang until September 22nd.

ChowdhuryBISNew IAA member  Anannya Anna Chowdhury is a real prize winner! She won Best of Show in TVAA’s For the Birds in August with her artwork ‘ Feathery Dreams’.