Juror Lyle Novinksi and TxN Chair Linda Wood Shotwell presented $9,000 in awards and recognized ourr new Signature Artists for 2018: Hebe Brooks, Gisa Elwazir, Albert Handell, Russell Mackensen
and Lynn Ruoff.
Cosponsored by the Irving Art Association, the Irving Arts Center, and the Irving Arts Board.
Exhibit hours at the Irving Arts Center:
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.
Free guided gallery tours are offered every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Featured guest speaker is Ted Bruehl, Design Manager for the Chocolate Rose, at
the gallery talk on Thursday, May 24 (for the 6:30 p.m. tour.)
View the annual floral interpretations of paintings by the Chocolate Rose! This beautiful floral tribute is only on display May 20 - 26.
Best of Show:
Amy Werntz “Ella” oil
IAC Award of Excellence:
Ken MacFarlane “More BS!” oil
IAA Award of Excellence:
Sarah Jentsch "The Martyrdom of Rotten Fruit" lithograph
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.
Congratulations to our new Signature Artists for 2018:
Hebe Brooks, Gisa Elwazir, Albert Handell, Russell Mackensen and Lynn Ruoff
For the complete list of 105 Signature Artists, click here.
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 in the spring.
For information on past exhibits, click here.