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.
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
- 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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The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is seeking panel proposals for the 25th International Sculpture Conference: New Frontiers in Sculpture in Phoenix, Arizona. Over 300 sculpture enthusiasts from around the world will gather this November 4-7, 2015 for engaging panel discussions, peer networking, and exciting cultural events surrounding topics in contemporary sculpture.
Deadline: 1 Mar 2015.
Submissions must be 200 words and include a clear but brief statement of the panel objective. Panel topics will include:
- Creative Placemaking
- Art Making in Rural and Urban Communities
- Art on the Borders
- Socially Engaged Art Practice
- Desert as Site: New Earthworks
- Multi-Disciplinary Artist Led Investigations
- Art in Unknown Places
- Arcology, Architecture, and an Exploration in Utopias
- Other topics in contemporary sculpture
All accepted submissions will be notified by May 2015.
The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is a member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. Members include sculptors, collectors, patrons, architects, developers, journalists, curators, historians, critics, educators, foundries, galleries, and museums – anyone with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture.
The ISC’s International Sculpture Conferences are among the largest and most diverse gatherings of their kind. The conferences gather sculpture enthusiasts from all over the world to network and dialogue about technical, aesthetic, and professional issues. In 2014 the ISC held the 24th International Sculpture Conference: Sculpture, Culture, and Community in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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