Texas & Neighbors Juror Reception & Talk April 19: Meet Julio Suarez


Meet the juror for the 2014 29th Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition: Julio Suarez

You are invited to the Juror Talk & Reception, on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 7-9pm at the Irving Arts Center. 

Location: 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062. Directions: www.IrvingArtsCenter.com


Julio Suarez will be discussing the juror process: how and why decisions are made during the selection; how to prepare art for exhibition; what to avoid; his experience as an artist and a judge.

Julio is a visual artist and art educator since dedicating his life to art in 1991. The award-winning artist works in watercolor and acrylic primarily but also enjoys the challenge of mixed media, printmaking and botanical illustration. He earned a B.A. from New York University and studied fine art at Collin College. He continues his art education through ongoing professional art workshops in painting and museum programs.

His art work, including watercolors and pen and ink illustrations have been published in poetry books, college magazines, corporate and personal greeting cards and marketing materials. His personal art work, consisting of paintings (watercolor, acrylic), greeting card design and prints, has been exhibited in galleries throughout the Metroplex. His commissioned artwork is in private collections throughout the US, Canada, China and Japan.

Julio has served as art juror for participants in the North Texas Business Council for the Arts and has presented lectures and art workshops in the Metroplex, Corsicana and Tyler. He is a member of the Texas Commission on the Arts. Suarez is an art enrichment teacher and teaching artist for children, teachers and adults affiliated with SMU, Plano Parks and Recreation Therapeutic department, the Navarro Council of the Arts and Big Thought. In addition to drawing and painting, he teaches the art of cartooning in hand-drawn comics, digital storytelling and graphic novels.  Please visit his website at:  www.juliorsuarez.com and his “Earth, Petal Wing” blog at: www.earthpetalwingblogspot.com.


Click here to preview the exhibit.

The 29th Texas & Neighbors Regional Competition will be on view MAY 10 – JUNE 7, 2014 at the Irving Arts Center. The Reception & Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday, May 11, 2014 2-5pm