Persian Art Exhibit call for art – entries closed

The Irving Art Association is hosting the Persian Art Exhibit under the aegis of the Iranian Art Group. This is a great opportunity to showcase artwork reflecting the cultural heritage of Persian art. The Iranian Art Group will be celebrating the Iranian New Year in this art exhibit.

North Texas area artists and Irving Art Association members are invited to submit two works online for entry into the exhibit – deadline February 13th. The curator will confirm acceptance by February 15th. Entry fee for accepted works will be $5 for each artwork, payable at drop off.

For complete entry rules see the prospectus: Persian Art Exhibit Prospectus rev

REGISTER: registration closed – email the curator for questions at 


Hand delivery of accepted exhibit entries is on Saturday, February 23 • 10 am-2pm. (If later, please make arrangements with the curator.) Artists pay $5 for each accepted artwork when dropping off.

Address: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061


Last date entries accepted online is February 13, 2019
Confirmation of acceptance sent by email by February 15, 2019
Drop off date: Saturday, February 23 • 10am-2pm
Exhibition Dates: February 24 – March 29, 2019
Reception and awards ceremony on Sunday, March 10 • 2-5pm
Pickup date: March 30, 2019 • 10 am – 3:00 pm

Exhibit Curator: Pouran Lashini.A
Iranian Art Group exhibition 

For questions, email:

Judges for Awards:
Fari Rahimi
Behnaz Sohrabian 
Yasaman Moussavi
Sara Rastegarpouyani


Any subject matter will be considered as acceptable, except nudes, although the Curator of the show, and the IAA Board of Directors reserves the right to disqualify material which could be considered profane or in poor taste.

All submissions must be the original work of the artist participating in the show. Concept, design and execution should be solely that of the artist. Derivative work from copyrighted or published materials of which the artist is not the sole creator is not permitted, and if discovered, will be disqualified from the competition.

Limit of two (2) entries per artist. Finished piece must not exceed 36″ X 36″ outer dimension, and cannot weigh more than 20 lbs. Multi-panel art (Diptych, Triptych, etc.) is acceptable as a single piece if the total size cumulatively when hung does not exceed the 36″ X 36″ restriction and each piece does not exceed the 20 lb. weight limitation. Any art submitted exceeding these limitations will be rejected with no refund of entry fee.

All art must have artist’s information on back including name, contact information, and date of completion. Replicated artwork is ineligible with the exception of hand pulled prints.

Irving Art Association reserves the right to reject any artwork not meeting eligibility requirements, or
deemed inappropriate to hang in the galleries at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts with no refund of entry fee.

Framing artwork:
Artwork must be framed and wired and ready for hanging. Glazing is not required but if used — Plexiglas only for work over 16″x 20″. Glass is allowed in framed works up to and including 16 X 20. Any framed art larger than 16″ X 20″ must use Plexiglas, or equivalent non-breakable material.
Wall hangings with dowels or wrap around canvas (with sides painted and no stapes showing) or cradled panels finished on all sides may be used instead of a frame.

Disqualifications: NO CLEATS AND NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS. No unframed side-stapled stretched canvas accepted. Unsupported art (canvas panel, paper, etc.) will be disqualified if not framed and ready to hang. 36″ X 36″ outer dimension size limitation, not to exceed 20 lbs.

Digital images only will be accepted: JPGs or PNGs with 300 pixels per inch resolution and a width and/or height maximum of 1800 pixels/6 inches. Maximum of 3MB. Images should show only the photograph (no frame, easel or background).

Name each .JPG or .PNG file with the artist’s last name and first initial or name, followed by the title of the photograph or the entry number corresponding to entry number on the form.
Examples: SmithB_GorgeousSmile.png or Smith-Barney-1.jpg


Oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, tempera, encaustic, fresco, inks, spray paint/enamel

Drawing Media:
Graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, marker, pastels, colored pencils, scratchboard

Mixed/Other Media:
Collage, Found Objects, Fibers, papermaking, clay, mosaic, bookmaking, hand-pulled prints, marbled paper, or any use of two or more media together. Collage must not extend more than six inches beyond the base surface.

An IAA representative or the curator will make the introduction between a potential purchaser and artist. All sales must be arranged between artist and buyer. A 10% of purchase price donation to the IAA is requested for all sales of artwork exhibited in IAA shows. The artist is responsible for all taxes and commissions on these sales. Sold artworks cannot be removed until the end of the show.

Although the Irving Art Association, IPAR or the City of Irving will exercise due care in handling works submitted to the exhibition, these entities will NOT be responsible for loss or damage to any artwork.