2018 PROSPECTUS [printable version]
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
All events will take place at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062.
Visit www.lrvingArtsCenter.com for directions.
Entries open December 15, 2017
Deadline for entries Thursday, February 15, 2018
Notification of acceptance March 6
Shipped paintings arrive March 26 - 30
Hand deliveries Saturday, March 31, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Juror talk & Reception Saturday, March 31, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Exhibit dates MAY 12 - JUNE 9, 2018
Reception & Awards Ceremony Sunday, May 20, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Strike Sunday, June 10, 1:00 -5:00 pm
MEET THE JUROR:
Lyle Novinski is Professor Emeritus of Art and former Chair of the Art Department at the University of Dallas. He is an established painter and designer. He holds MA and MFA degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with further study in Philosophy and Theology at Marquette University. Professor Novinski's interests as a working artist embrace a wide range of topics, including painting as a discipline, design and execution of liturgical spaces, and the history of sacred art. Consequently, he remains a sought after lecturer. His many exhibits over the years have brought note to his work with over 60 installations in churches including the windows of St. Rita's in Dallas, furnishings for the Neuhoff Chapel at SMU, as well as a life-sized mosaic in a chapel in Rome. www.novinskistudio.com
Open to all artists, 18 and older and legal residents of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
Supports: canvas, panel, paper, or yupo. Two-dimensional works must classify in one of FIVE CATEGORIES:
Submitted works of art must be two-dimensional originals completed within the last two years without instructor supervision. Work must not be a copy of other artist's work (including reference photographs).
Computer generated, photographic, offset printed, collaborative and previously ACCEPTED work into the Texas & Neighbors Regional Art competition are ineligible.
Artwork more than the 50 inch MAXIMUM SIZE (including frame) in either dimension or less than the 12 inch MINIMUM SIZE in either dimension--or 144 square inches (excluding frame.) 11”x14’ is an acceptable size.
Irving Art Association reserves the right to reject any works not meeting eligibility requirements, or deemed inappropriate to hang in the Irving Arts Center (including frontal nudity) even after the image has been accepted.
All sales from this show will be handled through the Irving Arts Center, which requires a 20% commission on sales. The artist is liable for all taxes and commissions on these sales. All sales are due on or before June 2, 2017 and payable to the Irving Art Association. For more information, please contact info@texasandneighbors. com.
Although the Irving Art Association will exercise due care in handling works submitted to this exhibition, neither the Irving Art Association, nor the Irving Arts Center will be responsible for any loss or damage to any art work. Artists are expected to insure their artwork.
IAA Exhibits Committee 972-721-8063 (voice mail) or by email at info@texasandneighbors. com. Email is preferred.
IMAGE FORMAT REQUIREMENTS
72 DPI Digital Images in JPEG format - No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side. 5MB maximum image file size. (CaFE requirements.)
Images of accepted entries will become the property of IAA and lAC to be used for the catalogue and other printing material, archives, web site, promotional, and educational purposes.
Completed entry form, digital JPEG images and fees must be received by midnight on Thursday, February 15, 2018.
Entry fee of $40 allows up to 3 entries per artist. Pay by credit card through CaFe or mail a check to Irving Art Association, P.O. Box 153581, Irving TX 75015-3581 attention EXHIBITS. Checks must be received by February 15, 2018.
ALL FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.
Members of the Irving Art Association receive $5 off the entry fee. New members may join online at time of entry and are eligible to participate in the IAA Juried Members Exhibit held in June. See www.irvingartassociation.org.
SELECTION OF ENTRIES
The juror will select 70 to 75 artworks from submitted entries. Entrants will be notified of acceptance or nonacceptance by email by March 6.
Deadline is midnight on Thursday, February 15, 2018.
Create a FREE account at http://CallForEntry.com (CaFE) If you don’t have one.
Be sure your email is correct!
Submit your images online through CaFE into your portfolio. (See image format requirements on the left.)
Pay online with a credit card through CaFE or choose to send a check to IAA.
Finalize your registration through CaFE.
HELP pages for entry using CaFÉ: – including setting up a FREE account, how to apply, preparing your jpegs & more. Very friendly service – for help:
Contact CaFÉ™ support at firstname.lastname@example.org
SHIPPED DELIVERY & RETURN OF ACCEPTED ENTRIES
Packing: Pack accepted works in light-weight, sturdy, reusable cartons. Strongbox cartons are recommended. DO NOT pack works in wooden crates or with excessively loose packing material such as peanuts, squiggles or cloth. ENTRIES RECEIVED WITH LOOSE PACKING MATERIAL WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
Labels: Clearly print your name and address on the outside and inside of the shipment cartons. Insure your shipment for your protection.
Shipping: Ship works via FedEx or UPS, prepaid WITH A PREPAID RETURN LABEL to arrive within March 26-30, 2018 to the IRVING ARTS CENTER, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062. Works that arrive after March 31 noon will not be judged.
Returns: IAA will repack works in the original packing carton with the original packing material, affix the prepaid label, and return the shipment via FedEx or UPS.
Hand-delivered accepted works
must be received on Saturday March 31, 2018 between 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at the IRVING ARTS CENTER, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062. Entries received
after 3:00 pm will not be judged.
STRIKE & PICK UP
Hand-delivered entries must be picked up on Sunday, June 10 between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Artists who do not pick up their entries during the appropriate time will be charged a fee of $10 per day. NO EXCEPTIONS.
$9,000 in Prizes
Best of Show - $1500
IAC Award of Excellence - $100
Each of the media categories:
1st - $500
2nd - $400
3rd - $300
Honorable Mention - $100
TxN Signature Status
Earned by having five paintings exhibited iin the Texas & Neighbors exhibit. This designation is retroactive. A medal and certificate are awarded.
Artists who receive signature status have the right to add the TXN acronym to their paintings, plus a listing with a direct link to their websites on the TxN site.
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