Membership benefits

Membership Discounts

  • 20% off regular purchases at Asel Art Supply

Meeting Perks

  • Eight membership meetings held
 September through May, usually on the first Sunday at 2:00 pm.
  • Free lectures and demonstrations in a variety of media.
  • Artist of the Month, with prizes: The winner is displayed in the gallery for the next month.

Exhibit Opportunities

  • Discounted exhibit entry fees for any IAA hosted competition including:
    • Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition
    • Annual National Animal Art Exhibition
  • Member artists may exhibit FREE in the 
West Gallery
  • Member artists may also exhibit FREE in the Spotlight Gallery for two weeks (an area near the door of the large gallery)
  • Free non-juried IAA members exhibit each December
  • 20 exhibits annually open to the public at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts
  • CAAP exhibit opportunities to local businesses.
  • West Irving Library – annual members exhibits and individual artist exhibition opportunities
  • Irving Arts Center sponsored events throughout the year including:
    • IAC Holiday Card Workshops
    • IAA Membership show winners at Irving Arts Center.
    • Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition

Online Promotion

Workshops & Classes

  • FREE painting groups (Tuesday Painters (all media) and Friday Open Art Nights, Sunday Afternoon at the Gallery & Art in the Park
  • FREE basic classes in many media – oil, drawing, watercolor, 
calligraphy etc.
  • Over 10 workshops conducted by professional artists, and workshops cosponsored by IAA with other art
  • Opportunity to teach and demo in Open Art groups and IAA-sponsored workshops


  • Monthly newsletter and web site.
  • Private online membership directory (contact for password)
  • The fellowship and inspiration of local artist members for beginners, professionals, instructors and public art 
  • IAA Library: art books and dvds for check out to members only.
  • Equipment: mat cutter, easels and tables, paper cutter, light nox & plectronic Projector (Members may use equipment at the 
center — not available for check-out.)

Jaycee Park Center For The Arts

Facility is maintained by the Irving Parks and Recreation Department. Now upgraded for handicapped entrance and restrooms. A beautiful park setting, complemented by hippo sculptures created by David Iles for the Irving Art Association and donated to the City of Irving.

Facility amenities include a full kitchen: Microwave, Stove top, Oven, Ice Maker, and Refrigerator.

East Gallery space – 2100 sq. ft – 
maximum capacity 75 – 100 people.

West Gallery space – 780 sq. ft. 
maximum capacity 20-35 people.

2 thoughts on “Membership benefits

  • May 29, 2020 at 12:06 am

    Hi! I have visited a few times and I’m very interested in joining, but my household has lost almost all income due to covid-19 and never received a stimulus check. I’m 55 and divorced, single mother and handicapped. Is there any way I could get a reduced fee? My number is 817-231-2943, I am Joy Long, I live in Fort Worth.

    • May 29, 2020 at 10:49 am

      I will forward this to our Membership chair.

      Sharon Giles
      IAA Webmaster


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