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

A Day in June (June)

A Day In June Exhibit: June 1-30 Reception: June 5, 2 to 4 “And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.” Technically, a day in June is not that rare. They do account for about 1/12 of all the days we live. But the metaphorical day in June, that is rare. It’s that special day we hope to enjoy once in a great while. Our June show will celebrate these rare days, … Continue reading

May Flowers (May)

May Flowers May 1-31 Reception May 15, 2 to 4 Whether you are a gardener or not, most people enjoy flowers. As an artist, it can sometimes be a challenge to render them in the way you want. Even if you do not like flowers, they can inspire great works. Whatever medium or style, achieving the forms, values, lines, spatial relationships and any other elements you apply to your usual work can be used in floral inspired compositions of grand … Continue reading

TVAA 2016 National Juried Art Exhibition (Dec)

Texas Visual Arts Association 2016 National Juried Art Exhibition Texas Visual Arts Association (TVAA) is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for the 2016 TVAA National Art Competition & Exhibit, juried by Andrea Karnes, Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Gabriel Ritter, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The competition is open to 2D artworks in any medium. 3D artworks are also acceptable with the provision that they be … Continue reading

TVAA 2016 High School Art Competition (Mar)

TEXAS VISUAL ARTS ASSOCIATION 2016 HIGH SCHOOL ART COMPETITION Reception March 20th 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Exhibited through March 20th, 2016, at the University of Dallas, Richardson in the Visual Arts Studio. On Sunday, March 20th 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, enjoy a celebratory Awards Reception for students, families, teachers and the general public. The UTD Visual Arts Studio is located south of Synergy Park Blvd on Rutford Avenue (near a broadcast tower) and there will be signs to … Continue reading

2016 Gallery Calendar

2016 Gallery Schedule January New Members Show Curator: Jan Partin January 4 -29, 2016 Reception: January 10 from 2 to 4 February Fire & Ice Curator: Jenny Keller February 1 – 29m 2016 Reception: February 7 from 2 to 4 March Inner Vision: The Artwork of Bubba “One-Eye” Curators: Jan Partin & Jenny Keller March 1 – April 4, 2016 Reception: April 13 from 2 to 4 April Words With A View Curator: Jan Partin April 4 – 29, 2016 … Continue reading

69th Annual Membership Exhibition (May)

Texas Visual Arts Association 69th Annual Membership Exhibition at Medical City Dallas 2016 Membership Show Prospectus Exhibit: Saturday May 7 – Sunday May 22 Reception: Sunday, May 22 2 pm to 4 pm Juror: Maureen Brouillette Exhibit Co-Chairs: Shari Hornish Email: Cynthia Stone Email: Prospectus: Word | PDF

Words with a View (Apr)

Words with a View April 4-29, 2016 Reception: April 23, 2 to 4 p.m. It has been said that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” This phrase supposedly came into use in early advertising and newspaper coverage of events to increase impact and save space. For “Words With A View”, artists are invited to create art that is inspired by words that have significantly touched them emotionally. The “words” may be a few lines of a favorite poem, a … Continue reading

Inner Vision: The Artwork of Bubba “One Eye” (Mar)

Inner Vision: The Artwork of Bubba “One Eye” March 1 – April 4, 2016 Reception March 13, 2 to 4 p.m. Curators: Jan Partin & Jenny Keller Plaza of the Americas 700 N. Pearl St., Suite G 207 Dallas, TX 75201

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 Gallery