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.
The Reception & Awards Ceremony for the 31st Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition was held on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the Irving Arts Center. Best of Show was awarded to artist Jesse Lane for "Echoes", a large work in colored pencil. The IAC Award of Excellence went to Steve Quevado for his acrylic artwork "The Melancholy Astronaut." Over $9,000 in cash was awarded in five media categories to 22 artists. For a full list of awards, click here.
The exhibit was juried by Soon Y. Warren and represents works from regional artists residing in Texas and the four surrounding states. It continues at the Irving Arts Center through May 14, 2016. Gallery hours: Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
For information on past exhibits, click here.