Reception and Awards Ceremony Sunday, April 30th

This year the Texas & Neighbors competition received a record 585 entries from 230 artists residing in the five states of the regional show. Juror Michael Holter was given the daunting task of selecting just 75 pieces to be shown in this year’s exhibition.  He did a wonderful job of selecting outstanding artwork from such a huge pool of quality work.

Congratulations to those 12 Irving Art Association members whose work was chosen: Helen Bailey, Anannya Chowdhury, Patricia Craft, Steve Danner, Sharon Giles, Ann Hardy, Patsy Lindamood, Carol Mitchell, Kenji Nishikawa, Henry Prikyl, Behnaz Sohrabian, and David Tripp.

To see the 74 works of art in the upcoming 32nd Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibit, click here.

Exhibit dates APRIL 29 - JUNE 3, 2017

Irving Art Association proudly recognizes the Signature status of the artists in the current show who have had works exhibited in Texas & Neighbors more than 5 times. Recipients receive a commemorative pin, a certificate and a link to their website from the Texas & Neighbors website. Artists are entitled to use the suffix “TxN” after their names. To see the full list of our 100 Signature Artists, click here.


Congratulations to our new Signature Artists for 2017:

Michael Archer, Sharon Giles, Beth Haywood, and Patsy Lindamood.


All events will take place at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.,
Irving TX 75062. Visit for directions

Deadline for entries                       Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Notification of acceptance             February 20, 2017

Shipped paintings arrive                March 6 -10, 2017

Hand deliveries                              Saturday, March 11,2017 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Juror talk & Reception                   Saturday, March 11,2017 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Exhibit dates                                APRIL 29 - JUNE 3, 2017

Reception & Awards Ceremony    Sunday, April 30, 2017 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Strike                                             Sunday, June 4, 2017 1:00 -5:00 pm

     Irving Arts                Center

Cosponsored by the Irving Art Association
and the Irving Arts Center for 32 years.

This prestigious five-state competition pulls entries representative of the the best of American art. The juror who selects the show from submitted entries and then judges the winning works of art in person is an artist of national standing or a prominent expert in art. The show is hung in the Main Gallery of the Irving Arts Center.


For information on past exhibits, click here.

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