MAY 17 - JUNE 13, 2020


The 2020 Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition is open to all artists 18 and older living in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Up to three works may be entered by an artist for an entry fee of $50 ($40 for IAA members).

NEW for 2020! In addition to our regular categories (oils, acrylic, water media, mixed media, and drawing), we now include TWO new categories of work: Photography and Sculpture.

$9.000 in prizes!  Artists may also earn signature status by exhibiting in five shows.


For requirements, see the Prospectus.


Entries open                                  January 1, 2020

Deadline for entries                     Sunday, March 1 by midnight

Notification of acceptance             March 25
Shipped paintings arrive                April 6 - 10
Hand deliveries                              Saturday, April 11, 10 am - 3 pm
Juror talk & Reception                   Saturday, April 11,  7 - 9  pm
Exhibit dates                                MAY 17 - JUNE 13, 2020
Reception & Awards                   Sunday, May 17, 2 pm - 5 pm

Strike                                             Sunday, June 14, 1 -5 pm

Signature Designation

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 newest Signature Artist Steve Danner!

For the complete list of 105 Signature Artists, click here.

     Irving Arts                Center

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.

      Irving Art              Association

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX