This year the gallery exhibit will be a virtual exhibition only, due to the temporary closing of the Irving Arts Center for the quarantine (it was scheduled to be on display May 17 through June 13, 2020). There will be no reception either. A total of $9,000 will be awarded to the winners of the 35th competition.
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 January 1, 2020
Deadline for entries Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 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 Ceremony Sunday, May 17, 2 pm - 5 pm
Strike Sunday, June 14, 1 -5 pm
MEET THE JUROR:
Director, Samuel Lynne Galleries in Dallas
Kristin Rivas was born and raised in North Texas. She had a passion for fine art from a very young age and has led diverse careers in both business and banking; however, her artistic tendencies
ultimately led her to the art world. After graduating from Texas Woman's University with a Bachelor’s in Art History, she continued her studies within the University of North Texas’ graduate
program, focusing on Abstract Expressionism. During her time at North Texas, Kristin published multiple papers on Modern & Contemporary Art in India, including the impact of the Kiran Nidar
Museum and the work of Bharti Kher.
Kristin has been with Samuel Lynne Galleries since 2014 and was appointed Director in 2016. Her passion for Dallas’ art community has landed her several board positions. Most recently Kristin was elected as President of the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA), an affiliation of established, independent gallery owners and art organizations in the Dallas area. She also serves on the Art Selection Committee for the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC), and volunteers with the Business Council for the Arts.
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 SIX CATEGORIES:
Three-dimensional works must classify in the SEVENTH CATEGORY:
Sculpture (NEW for 2020) - Any materials, but must not exceed 18" in diameter, must not exceed 36" in height, and must comply with content restrictions.
Submitted works of art must be originals completed within the last two years without instructor supervision. Work must not be a copy of other artist's work (including reference photographs).
2-D artwork must be framed professionally, or if unframed, on a minimum 1" (or more in depth) wrapped canvas or cradled panel with all edges painted or finished. Works must be wired with screw eyes or D-rings, ready to hang, with backing. No saw tooth hangers. Plexiglas glazing only, except pastel - glass permitted.
Computer generated, offset printed, collaborative and previously ACCEPTED work into the Texas & Neighbors Regional Art competition are ineligible.
Artwork is ineligible if 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 are handled between the artist and the buyer. The artist is liable to the Irving Arts Center for a 20% com- mission and for all taxes on these sales. 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 or greater 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 March 1, 2020 by midnight.
Entry fee of $50 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 March 1, 2019.
ALL FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.
Members of the Irving Art Association receive $10 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 25.
Deadline is midnight on Sunday, March 1, 2020.
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 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 April 6 - 10, 2020 to the IRVING ARTS CENTER, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062. Works that arrive after April 11 noon will not be judged.
Returns: Irving Arts Center 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 April 11, 2019 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 14 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.
March 1st, 2020 midnight
Registration opens Jan. 1, 2020
$9,000 in Prizes
Best of Show - $1250
IAC Award of Excellence - $800
1st, 2nd, 3rd & HM awards in seven categories.
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.