2022 Texas & Neighbors call for entries – $9,000 in prizes – Deadline extended March 6th

The Texas & Neighbors Exhibition is an annual collaboration between the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center. In 2022 we are celebrating its 37th year. Artists from Texas and neighboring states (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma) are invited to compete. The Juror for 2022 will be Billy Hassell, Texas artist.

Entries for the 2022 competition will close on March 6, 2022. Entry and payment will be through CaFE (callforentry.org).

$9,000 in awards! Artists may also earn signature status by exhibiting in five shows.

Up to three works of art may be entered by an artist for an entry fee of $55 ($45 for IAA members). The deadline for entry is March 1, 2022.

This year we have an additional awards category Printmaking, for a total of eight media categories: Oil Painting, Acrylics, Water Media, Mixed Media / Other Media (2D), Drawing (Dry Media), Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture / 3D, We have also expanded the scope of the Mixed Media and Sculpture categories.

For the entry rules, see the 2022 Prospectus.

The exhibit will be both physical and online. A virtual tour of the exhibit will be available after the exhibit is open for two weeks and will be kept up indefinitely on the Irving Arts Center virtual website at https://iaconlineart.com. (Take a look at last year’s exhibit!)

All events are planned to take place at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062. Visit www.lrvingArtsCenter.com for directions.

Entries open                                  January 7, 2022

Deadline for entries                     Sunday, March 6, 2022, at midnight
Notification of acceptance             March 20 – 21
Shipped paintings arrive                April 4 – 8
Hand deliveries                              Saturday, April 9, 10 am – 3 pm
Juror talk & Reception                   Saturday, April 9,  7 – 9  pm
Exhibit dates                                  MAY 14 – JUNE 11, 2022
Reception & Awards Ceremony    Sunday, May 15, 2022, 2-5 pm
Strike                                             Sunday, June 12, 1 -5 pm

See the official Texas & Neighbors website at texasandneighbors.com for the prospectus and link to registration at CaFe.  To apply to the call directly, click here.

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Billy Hassell is a Texas-based artist with a focus on nature, conservation, and the environment. He produces oil paintings, color lithographs, and watercolors, and exhibits in galleries in Texas, Missouri, and Colorado. www.billyhassell.com