Exhibition Opportunities

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

2016 National Juried Art Exhibition
The International Collective Dallas 2015
The International Collective Dallas 2013

High School Art Competition

Held at UTD Visual Arts Studio in Richardson

New Members Show

Usually held at the Downtown Gallery
2016 – Image Gallery
2014 – Image Gallery

Annual Members Exhibition

Usually held at Medical City Dallas in May or June.

2018 71st Annual – May 12th thru June 3rd @ Medical City Dallas
2017 70th Annual
2016 69th Annual
2015 68th Annual
2013 66th Annual


A TVAA membership exhibition with $1,000+ in awards. In 2015, it was held at the Mesquite Arts Center.


Signature Show

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