September 2017: IAA in Brief / Coming Up

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  • Call for art by young artists 0-18 for IAA’s Youth Art Exhibit to be held Oct. 1- 27 in both galleries. FREE to enter and artwork doesn’t have to be framed. Contact Linda Shotwell at
  • IAA will again have a booth at the Heritage Senior Center’s Holiday Sale. 4-hour shifts. IAA members may sell their artwork. Dates are Nov. 13-17. Contact Rachel Gregory at You can also obtain a booth for yourself from the Senior Center. Call (972) 721-2496.
  • Volunteers are needed for the IAA art pavilion at the Ultimate Women’s Expo at the Irving Convention Center. Sept. 9, 10 – 5and Sept. 10th, 11 – 5. Two or three hour shifts. An opportunity for IAA artists to show and sell their work. Contact Michele Quarton,
  • Irving Mall is showcasing local artists by inviting them to create a
    piece on site. Artists will be able to display other pieces of their
    artwork for sale while they work on the piece for Irving Mall. Irving Mall will display a biography, headshot, social media handles and contact information. Additionally, after the work is completed, the art will continue to garner exposure. The artist may also earn promotion on center digital assets including website, email and social media. Irving Mall will secure necessary materials, including canvas. For details contact ANNETTE FONSECA, Marketing Director, IRVING
    MALL, 3880 Irving Mall, Irving Mall, TX 75062 972.255.0572
  • IAA Development Committee Meeting September 21st, 6:45 – 8:30 at the Gallery.  Any questions,
  • Irving Farmers Markets Saturdays at the Irving Arts Center and Heritage Crossing – for vendor applications visit
  • Volunteers needed for the IAA booth at the Irving Farmers Market at the Irving Arts Center –  held on 1st & 3rd Saturdays – 2 hour shifts 8:00 – 10:00, 10:00 – 12:00, 12:00 – 2:00. Opportunity to sell art & do demos. Upcoming dates: Aug. 5 & 19; Sept. 2, 16 & 30; Oct. 7, 21, & 28. Contact Michele Quarton at
  • Baylor call for more artwork – must be current IAA member. Change out or place your work at Baylor, Scott & White. Contact CAAP Chair Frankie Sieloff Couch at 972-255-3468 or or Susan Murray at if you would like to participate in this Corporate Art Appreciation Program project.
  • Place your art in other Irving locations! Contact CAAP Chair Frankie Sieloff Couch at 972-255-3468 or if you would like to participate in the Corporate Art Appreciation Program
  • Opportunity for volunteer instructors to share their art skills in IAA’s Friday Open Art Meet-up sessions. Contact Linda Shotwell or Sharon Giles at
  • Looking for other artist calls around DFW? Check’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. 
  • Sunday, Sept 10th. Reception & Awards for the IAA Annual National Animal Art Exhibit, 2-4pm
  • Sunday, Sept. 17 at 2-4pm Meet & Greet

  • Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 7pm IAA Member Art Experience – acrylic pour and two other art experiences.


  • June 26 – Oct. 1 5th Annual IAA Summer Exhibit; West Irving Library 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062

  • Aug. 27 – Sept. 29 IAA Annual National Animal Art Exhibit
    (East & West Galleries) Reception & Awards: Sunday, Sept. 10, 2-4pm.


Register your child for the IAA Children’s Fall Program – classes start in October

Free Basic Classes for Fall start in September – registration is now open!
Thursday evenings 7-9pm

  • Digital Photography (iPhone); Sept. 7, 14, 21
  • Drawing: Oct. 5,12,26
  • Calligraphy: Nov. 2, 9, 16

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

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Membership year runs
June 1st through May31st.