Written by Phil Cerroni
Artists, their families and art patrons alike attended an awards reception Oct. 14. Juror James R. Spurlock, an international award winning painter, sculptor, muralist and portrait artist attended and spoke about the artists and their exceptional artwork, which made his show selection a daunting task. Irving Animal Care Campus director, Fred Sanderson was on hand to talk about the work the Campus is doing in wild animal rescue.
The show had 162 entries from across 21 states. Seventy pieces were selected for the exhibit.
The IAA Wildlife show will be on exhibit until Oct. 26 at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Although at the same location, due to the 183 expansion, Jaycee Park Center for the Arts has a new entrance and a new address, 1975 Puritan Drive Irving, Texas 75061.
The Award Winners:
Best of Show Akiko Watanabe, CA Tiger Face
IAA President’s Award Carolyn Mock, OK Marmet Mountain Monarchs
Gamblin Award Sheridan Keglovits, TX Bucks
IACC Award Patsy Lindamood, TX Giraffe in a Box
Oil / Acrylic On Canvas
First Place Marti Millington, IL Attitude
Second Place Dana Feagin, OR Got Mice
Third Place Shari Hornish, TX Fishin’
Honorable Mention Marie Williams, TX Next in Line
First Place John Cappadonna, TX Reddish Egret
Second Place Shirley Nichols, TX Phlaming Phlamingo
Third Place Sherry Daerr, TX Sleeping Duck
Honorable Mention Barbara Mason, TX Smiley
First Place Steve Miller, TX Freedom’s Choice
Second Place Sandra Godfrey, TX Ahhh-qua Fur
Third Place Stephanie Grimes, SC Eye of Africa
Honorable Mention Beverly Fuqua, TX She NOSE My Hart
First Place Donna Miller, TX Leaving the Roost
Second Place Robert Kelly, CA ZZZZZ’s
Third Place Carolyn Weinman, TX Royalty
Honorable Mention Dotty Umphress, TX Hang Glider
Irving Art Association provides new exhibits each month as well as classes, programs and workshops for artists of all skill levels for Irving and the DFW metroplex.
Source: Irving Art Association