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Texas And Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition 2019 – Call for Artists

Texas And Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition 2019 – Call for Artists

The Irving Arts Center announces a call for artists for the Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition 2019, open to artists 18 and older living in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Up to three works of two-dimensional art may be entered by an artist for an entry fee of $50 ($40 for IAA members). Exhibit dates: May 18 – June 15, 2019. All events will take place at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062.

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Deadline: 1 Mar 2019

The annual Texas & Neighbors exhibit is back for its 34th year! This five-state competition is highly respected and very competitive. Held in the spring at the prestigious Irving Arts Center. Cosponsored by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center. Texas And Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition 2019 supports: canvas, panel, paper, or yupo. Two-dimensional works must classify in one of the following five categories:

  • Oil painting
  • Acrylic
  • Water Media – Watercolor, casein, and gouache
  • 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.
  • Drawing (Dry Media) – Pastel, colored pencil, graphite, ink, silver, gold, conte crayon, oil pastel, markers, and scratchboard

Submitted works of art must be two-dimensional originals completed within the last two years without instructor supervision. Work must not be a copy of other artist’s work (including reference photographs).

Jurors: Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth, Owners, Ro2 Art Gallery in Dallas.

Ro2 Art, a contemporary fine art gallery located in The Cedars Neighborhood near Downtown Dallas, represents a diverse group of emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists – many with ties to the North Texas Region. The gallery, founded in 2010 by mother-and-son partners Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth, regularly collaborates with organizations such as The MAC and Cedars Union and maintains an exhibition program within the Magnolia Theatre at West Village and other satellite venues.

Ro2 Art has been named Dallas Observer’s “Best Art Gallery” and was presented with the 25th Annual Obelisk Award for small business by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. The gallery’s art fair program has included the Dallas Art Fair, Texas Contemporary, and Art Aspen.

Texas And Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition 2019 Artist Benefits

  • Best of Show – $1350
  • IAC Award of Excellence – $900

Awards schedule for each of the five media categories (oil, acrylic, water media, drawing and mixed media):

  • 1st – $450
  • 2nd – $350
  • 3rd – $250
  • Honorable Mention – $100

Texas & Neighbors Signature Status (TxN) is earned by having five paintings exhibited in 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.

About Irving Arts Center

A comprehensive economic impact study released summer 2017 by Americans for the Arts, provides compelling evidence that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a $25.5 million industry in the City of Irving—one that supports 1,031 full-time equivalent jobs and generates $2.6 million in local and state government revenue. The data from the Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 Study prove that the impact of arts in Irving goes beyond the benefits of community engagement and quality of life.  It bolsters the economic well-being of the city.

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Fur And Feathers Animal Heroes Of WW1 – Call For Artists

Fur And Feathers Animal Heroes Of WW1 – Call For Artists

Chugach Arts Council announces a call for artists for Fur and Feathers Animal Heroes of WW1.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Mar 2017

Animals were a crucial part of the war effort. Horses, donkeys, mules, camels, elephants, dogs, cats, pigeons, canaries, monkeys, bears, foxes, and the like were used not only in service but also as mascots to raise morale. Art of any medium including vintage photos of any of the animals used in WW1 may be submitted. This is a multi-discipline, multi-venue exhibit. The centerpiece of the exhibit is an art show to be held at the Vada Sheid Gallery ASU Mountain Home AR in connection with Arkansas Heritage Month May 2017. Digital images will be included in a book of the project.

In addition to the recognition of showing at a month long exhibit at a prestigious venue, a book of the art selected will be created which will be an ongoing display. Fur and Feathers Animal Heroes of WW1 is in connection with a state wide initiative, Arkansas Heritage Month, and will be promoted nationwide in magazines, newspapers, presentations, and mini exhibits at libraries and museums. In addition to bringing awareness to the value and benefit of animals to humans, the project will generate funds to benefit animal welfare organizations. We ask for a minimum of 50% commission on any sales.

About Chugach Arts Council

Chugach Arts Council endeavors to encourage and support the arts in rural and remote areas and connect them to the world through creative collaborations. We are fond of saying, “We can do more together than we can alone.” Partnerships and collaborations are key. We foster art, creative thinking, and help other worthy projects. Some of our projects include focusing on pollinators, endangered species, oceans, abused women, science, S.T.E.M., education, animal welfare, and so on. We have partnered with schools, Boys & Girls Club, after school groups, gardens, communities, animal shelters and rescues, and women’s recovery centers.

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Fur And Feathers Animal Heroes Of WW1


Art on the Creeks 2016 – Call for Artists

Announcing a call for artists for the Art on the Creeks 2016.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Jun 2016

The 5th Annual Art on the Creeks in Rogers, AR, is Northwest Arkansas’ premier fine arts festival. The juried event showcases exceptional talent with a focus on fine art. Last year’s event doubled in size with rave reviews from artists and attendees. A loyal and highly engaged audience is primed to buy and appreciates the value of original fine art.

  • No exhibition fees or commissions.
  • Free tent provided to each selected artist
  • Cash awards: $1,000 Best in Show; $500 Second Place; $250 Third Place

Art on the Creeks has an esteemed reputation for fine art and our mission is to inspire the community with an event that promotes a heartfelt spirit of supporting the arts and giving back.  We are proud to include a philanthropic program with a portion of event proceeds going to Life Styles, Inc., a non-profit organization that supports individuals with developmental disabilities and who’s artists participate in the exhibit.

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Art on the Creeks 2016