Winners of the 2017 62nd IAA Members Juried Exhibition

Irving Art Association presents the award winners at the 62nd Annual 2017 Members Juried Art Exhibition.

83 works of art are on display at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts through June 23 with 37 artists participating. Awards were announced at the reception on June 11th.

Reception photos will be posted soon on the IAA Photo Album.

Details are listed on the Exhibit Catalog2017IAAMembersJuriedExhibitionCatalog-web

Best of Show”Camouflage” by Behnaz Sohrabian


Best of Show
Camouflage by Behnaz Sohrabian

Award of Excellence
Ardhangini  by Sudeep Kumar

Challenge (birds)
1st Place Aloft by Julie England
2nd Place Egret Landing  by Gwen Davis Revino
3rd Place Blackbirds by Sarah Murphy
Honorable Mention Frozen 2 by Brett Dyer

Mixed Media
1st Place Birds of a Feather by Patsi Davila
2nd Place Throne by Shermeen Sidiki
3rd Place Cactus Dream by Susan Murray
Honorable Mention Flower Power by Melinda Harris

Water Media
1st Place A Mum for Mondrian by Ann Rowley
2nd Place Cedar Waxwing by Steve Danner
3rd Place What a Surprise! by Sheliah Lonian
Honorable Mention Shaka by Janet Gean
Honorable Mention Oahu Blues by Carol Simmons

1st Place Palo Duro Canyon by Jane Kahler
2nd Place Barbed Wire Buttercups byJody Martin
3rd Place Mellow Oregon Meadow  by Don Collins
Honorable Mention Las Colinas Sunset by Amy Keng
Honorable Mention Merlot  by Navneeta Khemka

Dry Media/Drawing
1st Place MayFair Park Peacock by Helen Bailey
2nd Place Focus by Ruben Contreras
3rd Place IKU by Alfredo Santesteban


1st Place Ok-A-Bah Marina Fort Smith, Montana by Mary Ann Vela
2nd Place Lost and Found by Sue Banfield
3rd Place Take-Out by Wes Schuelke

IAA Award of Excellence: “Ardhangini” by Sudeep Kumar


  • May 28 – June 23 Exhibit on view at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts
  • June 11 – Reception & Awards: 2-4pm
  • June 24– Strike Date 10am – 2pm 
  • July 15 – August 27, 2017:
    the IAA Winners Exhibit will be at the Irving Art Center’s Dupree Lobby, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062 (62nd Challenge entries will be included)
  • July 16 Reception for the IAA Winners Exhibit 2-4pm

Artwork from this show not traveling to the IAA Winners Exhibit is invited to be a part of the 5th Annual IAA Summer Exhibit at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle, Irving TX 75062 (near the corner of Rochelle & Esters). Art will be on view May 25 – Oct. 1.