21st Annual Art Connection Members’ Show call for entries (Irving Arts Center)

Main & Focus Galleries

July 24-August 21, 2021

Open House/Meet the Artists: July 24, 1–5PM

2021 Awards Judge:

Jennifer Monet Cowley, Artist, Educator and Curator, African-American Museum, Dallas, TX

Entry Dates:
Art Connection members may drop their work on Saturday, July 17 from 1-5PM or Sunday, July 18 from 1-5PM at Irving Arts Center.  Out of town Art Connection members are welcome to ship their artwork to arrive at Irving Arts Center by July 16.  Artwork received after 5PM on July 18 will not be considered for the exhibition.

$5 entry per piece (maximum of 2 pieces per Art Connection member). Entry fees waived for Art Connection members who a have a Patron Level membership or above. All fees are non-refundable.

Resources and Links

Art Connection membership

Entry form / Prospectus2020 Show / Gallery

Theme/Design Challenge
To See and Be Seen: Art & Identity
Inspired by a quote from the artist, Louise Bourgeois, “Art is a way of recognizing oneself,” Art Connection members are invited to create work that examines how art expresses, celebrates and shapes identity. Special prizes will be awarded to members who choose to compete in this category.

Exhibition history and background

Since 2001, each summer Irving Arts Center has held a non-juried exhibition featuring art created by our Art Connection members. During this show, artwork by students and professional and non-professional artists hangs side by side in the beautiful Main Gallery and the adjoining Focus Gallery. Existing and new Art Connection members are invited to submit up to two works of art. Awards will be given in three categories (Youth, Nonprofessional and Professional) as well as an overall Best of Show.