TVAA artists display their work in many desirable commercial locations, thanks to the committed work of volunteers and the generosity of sponsors. 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.
The TVAA Downtown Gallery holds twelve exhibits, one each month. These are often themed, curated shows that allow additional opportunities for members to show their artwork.
The Texas Visual Arts Association (TVAA) also sponsors several annual exhibitions around Dallas: a Membership Exhibition, a National or Regional Open Exhibition, a Citation Exhibition for members only, and a Signature Member Exhibition. In addition, an Annual High School Exhibition is sponsored by TVAA, encouraging students from the Dallas area to compete for awards and scholarships. All these exhibits are judged by qualified art critics, museum directors and curators, gallery owners, and art educators.
National or Regional Exhibitions
High School Art Competition
Held at UTD Visual Arts Studio in Richardson
New Members Show
Usually held at the Downtown Gallery
Annual Members Exhibition
Usually held at Medical City Dallas in May or June.
A TVAA membership exhibition with $1,000+ in awards. In 2015, it was held at the Mesquite Arts Center.
To qualify for a TVAA signature award, an artist must be an active member and be chosen to show in five juried TVAA exhibitions. Each show, regardless of the number of entries per show, counts as one credit. This does not include curated gallery shows or exhibitions.
2013 show was held at LuminArte Gallery.
2011 at Norwood Flynn Gallery.