Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition 1985 - 2021
Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition1985 - 2021

NOTICE: As of this posting, the plan is to have a physical exhibition and judging of the accepted entries. However, due to the continuing effects of the Coronavirus and potential government restrictions for public gatherings, it is possible that the event may be virtual for 2021. In that event, all invitations, judging, and awards will be via the digital, online forum. Should this be the case, award recipients will be notified through email, posted online, and receive awards via USPS registered delivery.

 

2021 PROSPECTUS         

 

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, 2021

Deadline for entries                     Monday, March 1, 2021 at midnight
Notification of acceptance             March 20 - 21
Shipped paintings arrive                April 5 - 9
Hand deliveries                              Saturday, April 10, 10 am - 3 pm
Juror talk & Reception                   Saturday, April 10,  7 - 9  pm
Exhibit dates                                  MAY 15 - JUNE 12, 2020
Reception & Awards Ceremony    Sunday, May 16, 2 pm - 5 pm
Strike                                             Sunday, June 13, 1 -5 pm

 

If the exhibit is virtual only due to pandemic restrictions, judging and award selections will be completed by April 10, 2021; awards announcements and the virtual exhibit will be posted by May 16; awards will be mailed June 1.

 

print version of 2021 prospectus
2021_TXN_Prospectus_CATAGORIES rev.pdf
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MEET THE JUROR:

TBA

ELIGIBILITY 

Open to all artists, 18 and older and legal residents of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana

 

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS 

Supports: canvas, panel, paper, or yupo. Two-dimensional works must classify in one of SIX CATEGORIES: 

  1. Oil painting 
  2. Acrylic 
  3. Water Media - Watercolor, casein and gouache 
  4. Mixed Media -The use of two or more mediums, collage, calligraphy, hand-pulled prints. Collage must incorporate two-dimensional, self-created elements. No relief or three-dimensional objects, including found objects or magazine clippings. 
  5. Drawing (Dry Media) - includes Pastel, Colored Pencil, Graphite, Ink, Silver, Gold, Conte Crayon, oil pastel, markers, scratchboard, etc.
  6. Photography - Film, Digital, Digitally Manipulated

Three-dimensional works must classify in the SEVENTH CATEGORY:
     7. Sculpture - 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 two-dimensional originals (first six categories), or three-dimensional (Sculpture) completed within the last two years without instructor supervision. Work must not be a copy of other artist's work (including reference photographs).

 

Note: Works on canvas if unframed must on a 1" (or more in depth) wrapped canvas with all edges painted, and must be rear stapled, or gallery wrap (no side staples). Unframed cradled panels must be at least 1” in depth with the sides finished or painted. Works must be wired with screw eyes or D-rings, ready to hang, with backing. No saw tooth hangers or cleats. Framed works with glazing larger than 16"x20" must use Plexiglas® or similar plastic glazing only. Framed works under 16"x20" may use glass.

 

INELIGIBLE WORKS 

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. 

SALES 

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. 

 

LIABILITIES 

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. 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION 

IAA Exhibits Committee 972-721-8063 (voice mail) or by email at info@texasandneighbors. com. Email is preferred.

 

 

Online registration through CaFE - opens Jan. 1st

 

REGISTER NOW

 

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 the lAC to be used for the catalogue and other printing material, archives, web site, promotional, and educational purposes.
 
SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE
Completed entry form, digital JPEG images and fees must be received by midnight on March 1, 2021 by midnight.


FEES
Entry fee of $55 allows up to 3 entries per artist. Pay by credit card through CaFe.

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. See https://irvingartassociation.org/membership/.

 

SELECTION OF ENTRIES
The juror will select 75 to 85 artworks from submitted entries. Entrants will be notified of acceptance or nonacceptance by email by March 20 or 21.

 

REGISTER NOW

 

Entry Checklist

 

Deadline is midnight on Sunday, March 1, 2021.
 

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.


For assistance:
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 cafe@westaf.org

 

 

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Framing / Presentation

  • Artwork must be framed professionally or on a minimum 1" (or more in depth) wrapped canvas / cradled panel with all edges painted.
  • Works must be wired with screw eyes or D-rings, ready to hang, with backing. No saw tooth hangers.
  • Framed works with glazing larger than 16"x20" must use Plexiglas® or similar plastic glazing only. Framed works under 16"x20" may use glass.
  • MINIMUM 2-D ARTWORK SIZE - 12 inches in either dimension without frame. (or 144 square inches)  11x14 is acceptable.
  • MAXIMUM - 2-D: 50 inches framed size in either dimension. A diptych or triptych must be framed in a single frame. 3-D: unframed 18" in diameter; 36" in height.
  • Sculpture - must not exceed 18" in diameter, must not exceed 36" in height.

     

Shipping

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 5 - 9, 2021 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 Delivery

DELIVERY

 

Hand-delivered accepted works

must be received on Saturday April 10, 2021, 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 13 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.

 

Entry Deadline

March 1st, 2021 midnight

 

REGISTER NOW

Registration opens Jan. 1, 2021

print version of 2021 prospectus
2021_TXN_Prospectus_CATAGORIES rev.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [152.6 KB]

AWARDS

$10,000+ in Prizes
Best of Show
IAC Award of Excellence
1st, 2nd, 3rd & HM awards in seven categories.

 

The number of awards per category contingent upon number of entries per category. If a category has less than seven (7) entries, 1st Place and Honorable Mention will be the only awards presented for that category. Multiple Honorable Mention may be awarded within a single category.

 

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.