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Entry Deadline 

Monday, Feb.1


Notification of
Acceptance Feb. 15


Shipped Paintings Arrive March 7 - 11


Hand Deliveries Sat., March 12 10am -3pm


Juror Talk / Reception Sat., March 12 7-9pm


Exhibition April 17 - May 14 at the Irving Arts Center


Reception & Awards Sun., Apr. 17 2-5pm


Strike Sun., May 15 1-5 pm



Open to artists 18+ living in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.


2-D original artwork only created in the last two years.


Media: Oils, Acrylics, Drawing, Water media &  Mixed Media.



 Soon Warren 


Soon is a full-time artist, teacher, and workshop instructor nationally and internationally. Creative process is her passion and the hands-on painting is the life she enjoys.


She has had numerous exhibitions and earned numerous awards, including Silver Medal Purchase Award...




Images: JPEGs only - 1800 pixels in longest dimension, 3 MB max. size 


Entry fee of $40 allows up to 3 entries per artist. ($35 for IAA members) Pay online through PayPal.


Entry form, images & entry fee due mid-night on Mon., Feb. 1.


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Over $8,000 in prizes!


Best of Show - $1500

IAC Award of Excellence $1000

Awards in each category: 

1st - $500 + 2nd - $400 + 3rd - $300 + HM- $100



TXN Signature status recognition is earned by having five paintings exhibited in the TxN exhibit. 

     Irving Arts                Center

Cosponsored by the Irving Art Association
and the Irving Arts Center for 31 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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