Submit an Exhibition Proposal

How are exhibits selected?

The Arts Center’s visual arts program is managed internally and includes exhibitions curated in-house as well as touring exhibitions.

Exhibit proposals are accepted

To be considered, this is what you need:

  • Cover letter
  • Current resume
  • Artist’s statement
  • Digital files on a CD of recent or proposed work (JPG files with a dpi of 300)
  • Optional – other support materials
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of materials.

Slides, photographs and digital files must be clearly labeled with artist, title, dimensions and media.

Non-profit organizations with 501©(3) designations that have been in existence for at least three years with a documented record of producing and mounting exhibitions are eligible to submit an exhibition proposals. All such requests by art organizations are subject to space availability, review by the Visual Arts Committee, and approval by Irving Arts Board.

Send all materials to Marcie J. Inman, Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programs, Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Texas 75062. Materials are reviewed on a continuous basis and may be retained for 12 -18 months. Exhibitions are scheduled one to three years out. All media is considered.

Gallery Facts

The Irving Arts Center – a 91,500+ sq. ft. performing and visual arts complex – is a non-collecting institution with an active and ongoing visual arts program. One of the primary goals of the Arts Center’s visual arts programming is to provide an engaging and exciting venue for exhibiting the work of both established and emerging artists in Texas

Exhibition spaces include:

  • Main Gallery, 3808 sq. ft., 26’26” H, 200 linear ft. wall space
  • Focus Gallery, 976 sq. ft., 8’10” H, 76 linear ft. wall space
  • Dupree Theater Lobby, 2678 sq. ft., 16” H, 140 linear ft. wall space
  • Carpenter Hall Lobby, 2795 sq. ft., 30’ H, 140 linear ft. wall space
  • Sculpture Garden, 2 acres

Scheduling Considerations for Group Shows

The Irving Arts Center has the first priority on scheduling and use of all the visual arts exhibition spaces for its programming and has a number of partnerships with organizations that partner on annual exhibitions.

An organization that has been in existence for at least three years with a documented record of producing and mounting exhibitions is eligible to submit an exhibition proposal. All requests are subject to space availability, review by the Visual Arts Program Committee and approval by Irving Arts Board.

Sales of Artwork

Sales are permitted and a price list for all exhibitions, when applicable, is available to the public. The sale of artwork in the IAC Galleries is the sole responsibility of the artist or the exhibiting organization. A 20 percent commission on all artwork sold as a result of an Irving Arts Center exhibition is payable to the Irving Arts Center. Individuals or organizations engaging in the sale of artwork in the Galleries are required to report all sales and submit the proper tax amounts to the State Tax Comptroller.