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.
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.
MEET THE JUROR:
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:
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.
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 the 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, 2021 by midnight.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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-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.
$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.