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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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Artists In Residence 2019 – Call For Artists

Artists In Residence 2019 – Call For Artists

Imagine is proud to announce its call for Artists In Residence 2019. Imagine is looking for artists and designers who can inspire their customers and community with amazing projects using Imagine and Tsukineko products.

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Deadline: 18 Oct 2018

Imagine is looking for energetic artists to fill two different exciting roles for 2019:

Project/Tutorial Artists who create and provide up to three different projects or innovative techniques per month with complete instructions and photographs that will be featured online and in printed formats.


Video Project/Tutorial Artists who will submit two edited videos per month featuring a project and/or innovative technique which will be shared with our community.

Perks for Imaging Artist in Residence 2019

  • Artwork will be featured on Imagine’s blog, social media, website, and print platforms
  • Generous supply of Imagine and Tsukineko products with which to create your projects
  • Involvement with product development and advanced access to new products before the public
  • Supplies from Imagine’s preferred partners
  • Links back to your blog or website connected to each blog post featuring your work

About Imagine

Imagine makes high-quality inks in a wide variety of colors, palettes, and multi-use forms to nurture their customer’s creative souls. They live to support creative work and love empowering artists. Imagine offers its own line of products as well as those of Tsukineko. This has resulted in an unequaled product line that includes inks in a huge variety of colors and tools that can be used on a variety of surfaces including paper, fabric, wood, metal, and glass. Products in the line-up include VersaMark, Memento, and StazOn inkpads and inkers as well as Memento Dual Tip Markers, Creative Medium, and Kaleidacolor sliding ink palettes.

A major part of Imagine’s commitment to their customers is to provide comprehensive, practical, and insightful information about their products, as well as providing inspiration through a wide variety of project ideas and skill-building techniques. As they learn the creative ways artists use their products, they get excited about future product development. They are committed to offering new inks, tools, and materials to give artists a no-limit approach to their work.

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Pushing Paper – Call For Artists

Pushing Paper – Call For Artists

Barrett Art Center and the Dutchess County Art Association announces a call for artists for Pushing Paper: Realizing the Potential of the Medium. This call seeks work that explores and manipulates the materiality of paper and works on paper,. Submissions may include watercolor, oil, photography, prints, digital work, and drawings. Artists are invited to provide a juxtaposition of traditional styles and cutting-edge practices. In addition to 2-D works in all media, sculpture and installation submissions are encouraged.

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Deadline: 16 May 2018

Paul Wong, Pushing Paper Juror: Master Papermaker, Dieu Donné (”Papermill”, Brooklyn Navy Yard)

The galleries in Barrett Art Center’s 1840s Greek Revival townhouse create a visually-compelling setting for both traditional and contemporary works. National exhibitions are visited by art enthusiasts and collectors from the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas including New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the New England states.

Exhibition marketing strategies through Barrett Art Center’s:

  • Online newsletters, over 2,600 subscribers, with action links to drive traffic to the DCAA website and connect readers to relevant artist contact information on online galleries for each exhibition, all of which are archived on the site for viewing after the show
  • Press releases submitted to more than 80 print and electronic media outlets in the Hudson Valley with consistent local newspaper coverage
  • Website which attracts over 2,200 unique visitors on average each month
  • Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts

About Barrett Art Center

Barrett Art Center was founded by WPA-era artist Thomas W. Barrett, Jr. as the Dutchess County Art Association in 1935. The center brings hundreds of artists from across the nation to the Hudson Valley in juried exhibitions and solo shows each year. Their reputation for high-quality exhibitions and programs attracts annually thousands of art enthusiasts to an 1840s Greek Revival townhouse-turned gallery. Arts professionals from Barrett Art Center are part of the curatorial team which jurors shows.

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