.The Texas & Neighbors Exhibition is an annual collaboration between the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center. In 2022 we are celebrating its 37th year. Artists from Texas and neighboring states (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma) are invited to compete.
The 2022 Reception & Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday, May 15th from 2-5 pm. The Ceremony was also live-streamed by the Arts Center beginning at 3 PM for those unable to attend in person. $9,000 in awards was presented by the juror Billy Hassell. Our new Signature Artist for 2022, Kim Collins, was recognized, as well as the other returning Signature Artists.
For the list of award winners and the catalog, click here.
The exhibit will be both physical and online. Accepted artwork will be posted on the TexasandNeighbors.com website after notifications go out. Plus a virtual tour of the exhibit will be available after the exhibit is open for two weeks and will be kept up indefinitely on the Irving Arts Center virtual website at https://iaconlineart.com. (Take a look at last year's exhibit!)
Juror Billy Hassell is also being honored with an exhibit of his works in the IAC's Focus Gallery: "Billy Hassell / Continuum: Paintings and Prints 1990-2020". He is a Texas-based artist with a focus on nature, conservation, and the environment. He produces oil paintings, color lithographs, and watercolors, and exhibits in galleries in Texas, Missouri, and Colorado. www.billyhassell.com
Irving Art Association proudly recognizes the artists who have exhibited in this show 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.
Out of approximately 1400 artists who have participated in the regional competition since 1986, only 110 have achieved Signature Designation.
Congratulations to our new Signature Artist for 2022: Kim Collins
These Signature awardees were also selected for the 2022 Show: Michael Archer, Tanja Gant, Lin Hampton, Marian Hirsch, Patsy Lindamood, Russ Mackensen, Marie Maines, Barbara Mason, and Soon Warren.
For the complete list of 110 Signature Artists, click here.
The 2021 exhibit was held on May 15th - July 10th (extended from June 12) at the Irving Arts Center. For a 360-degree online
tour see the website IrvingArtsCenter.com.
Take the Tour online! Click here
Cosponsored by the Irving Art Association
and the Irving Arts Center for 35 years.
This prestigious five-state competition pulls entries representative of the best of American art. The jurors who select the show and then judge the winning works of art are artists of national standing or prominent experts in art. The show is hung in the Main Gallery of the Irving Arts Center in the spring.
For information on past exhibits, click here.