Benefits of TVAA membership include the opportunity to belong to an established and respected organization with over 60 years in the Dallas Arts Community. Continue reading

About TVAA

The TVAA mission is to encourage artists and to promote art in Texas. Enriching the Dallas art scene: The Texas Visual Arts Association inspires communication and cooperation between artists and the Dallas community by providing exhibitions in painting, sculpture, printmaking, pastels, watercolors, computer generated art, photography, and mixed media. TVAA offers educational workshops, seminars, and tours of major museum and private collections. TVAA served in  promoting the development of the Dallas Arts District and The Contemporary, originally known as D’Art. … Continue reading

Exhibition opportunities

Annual exhibits include: the spring Member Show, the Citation Show in the fall and a Spring High School Show. There are additional exhibits, some are open shows that accept entries by non-members. Continue reading

Annual exhibits

TVAA Membership Show, a non-juried member show held each spring at various locations. The member show allows each member to place one piece of their artwork. The exhibit is usually three to four weeks, and there is an awards reception. The Citation Show is a juried member show that takes place in the fall at various locations. The exhibit normally runs three to four weeks. Members may submit three works for consideration. There is an awards reception. New memberships are … Continue reading

Downtown Gallery

Twelve month-long exhibits are held at TVAA’s gallery in the Plaza of the America’s building in downtown Dallas. Creative themed shows, guest artist exhibits, and jewelry trunk shows are featured. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 to 4. We are a Dallas Art Dealers Association member. TVAA Downtown Gallery Plaza of the Americas 700 N. Pearl Street, Suite G207 Dallas, Texas  75201 469-569-4580 Gallery located on Level L, Suite G207 Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm The gallery … Continue reading


Find addresses, directions, and hours of operation for the locations of most TVAA events on this page. Continue reading

Fire & Ice (Feb)

Fire & Ice February 1-29, 2016 Reception Feb. 7, 2 to 4pm Imagine the ways your creativity can take you to other worlds, to different realities, and to the literal as well. Hot and cold, love and hate, war and peace, conflict and resolution, fire and ice. Work may be in any medium and style. Prospectus: Word | PDF Curator: Jenny Keller

2016 New Members Show

2016 New Members Show Exhibit January 4 – 29 Reception January 10, 2 to 4 PM Each year TVAA recognizes new members of the organization with their own exhibition. The TVAA Downtown Gallery invites all artists who have joined TVAA during 2015 to show their work in the 2016 New Members Exhibition. There is no theme for this show, and all mediums are welcome. This show is open to artists who joined Texas Visual Arts Association within the past year … Continue reading

2016 TVAA Nominations

Texas Visual Arts Association Members This is a request for nominations for the 2016 Board of Directors. Please email your nominations by November 20th to the TVAA Secretary.

TVAA Membership Party 2015

TVAA Membership Party September 12th, 2015 12:00 – 2:00 PM Member artwork will be on display. Refreshments will be served. Bring a guest. The Atrium of The Plaza of the Americas TVAA Gallery, Suite G-207 700 N Pearl, Dallas, Texas 75201

Out of the Past (Nov)

Out of the Past Entry deadline: October 20 Exhibition: November 2-30 Reception: November 15, 2-4 pm What “stays with you” from the past, what has influenced your thinking, your formation as a person or as an artist? Subjects may include historical events or social movements such as Civil Rights, The Feminist Movement, Environmental Causes, etc. Perhaps past events or figures – historical, social, musical, literary, or “pop” have helped you create your own world view, values, or vision. Curator, Mary … Continue reading

Be Original (Oct)

Entry deadline September 21 Exhibit October 1-30 Reception October 4, 2:00 Let inspiration fuel your imagination. Tell us the same story but in a different way. All entries with a new point of view and originality are welcome, including photography and digital art. Prospectus: PDF | Word Curator, Diana Moya

Nonobjective 2015 (Sept)

Nonobjective, 2015 September 1 – 30 Reception September 26, 2 pm – 4 pm Our September show offers abstract artists the opportunity to create abstract art in it’s purest form. No representation of a person, place, or thing from the natural world; just brush strokes, color, scale, size, shape, process! Imagine the possibilities! This show will be during the Fall 2015 DADA Gallery Walk. Artists may submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1000 … Continue reading

For the Birds Gallery

For the Birds (Aug)

For the Birds August 3 – 31, 2015 Birds exist everywhere, and while adored by some, they are feared or totally ignored by others. Birds have been used as symbols for love (love birds), peace (dove), freedom (bald eagle), and rebirth (the mythical phoenix). Poems and songs have been written about them, and each state claims one as it’s state bird. For this show, artists are invited to submit work that depicts birds in any medium. Entry deadline: July 20 … Continue reading

The M Exhibition (July)

The M Exhibition Exhibit: July 2-30, 2015 Reception: July 12, 2-4 pm Artists experiment and develop their magic in their own particular ways. In this exhibition, Diana Moya, Tania Botelho, Tyler Lyons, Luis Moya and Aliester Moffitt share some of the results with the audience. Don’t miss the magical experience!