The Island Art Association is a non-profit volunteer organization whose mission is exclusively philanthropic and educational. Its purpose is to develop and sustain an interest, appreciation, and enjoyment in and of the arts of Nassau County, Florida.  Our gallery houses the works of more than 50 local artists and our Education Center is utilized for classes, workshops and scheduled events.

Congratulations to the IAA's 2017 Artist of the Year,
Gallery Director Vickie Maley!

Deborah Kline Ahern

Featured Artist  for the month of  February  2018


The IAA is a volunteer, non-profit organization with the purpose to develop and sustain an interest, appreciation and enjoyment in and of the Arts of Nassau County, FL.
The Island Art Association is looking for interested applicants who wish to
participate in a vibrant art community that supports
Varied and exciting workshops
Gallery Operations and Education Center Activities such as
The Annual Shrimp Festival
Art for children and students
The fellowship and support of fellow artists
Displaying and selling your own artwork
The Island Art Association will convene a jury February 26-27, 2018 for the purpose of jurying the artwork of interested members for admission as new Exhibiting Members of the Island Art Association.
The gallery committee will form a panel to jury applicants’ works based on the basic standards of Fine Art such as
Composition Principals of Design Elements of Design Skill
Design Talent Originality Professional Presentation

Overall presentation of the artwork are considered for acceptance. All 2D and 3D mediums listed in the Operations Manual (section 3.3.5) will be considered for acceptance.
Applicants will be contacted by email from the gallery director or designee for an interview appointment. The purpose of the interview is threefold:
To introduce prospective applicants to at least one Exhibiting member
To review the requirements of Exhibiting membership and the process for the jury event
To answer questions the applicant may have about membership and the jury event.
It is important for each applicant and the IAA to know they can comply with the requirements necessary to be an Exhibiting Member in good standing as defined in Chapters Two and Three of the Operations Manual. The Island Art Association is a cooperative gallery requiring participation, so inability or unwillingness to comply with gallery requirements will nullify an application. For a complete understanding of the process and the requirements of being an Exhibiting Artist and for entry requirements to be juried, please read Chapters Two and Three thoroughly before applying. An online copy is available on our website at Go to “Member Information”; then click on “IAA Operations Manual.” No other preparation is necessary for the interview.

IAA Membership in good standing is required to be eligible to apply. An applicant may join as a Supporting/Associate/Family/College Member when submitting the application.
If you are interested in applying for Exhibiting Member standing, we welcome your application. Please complete the attached form and return it to the gallery in person or by mail. (Emailed or online submissions are not accepted.) A folder will be provided for the completed forms at the front desk. Schedules for the interview prior to the jurying on February 26-27 will be forthcoming after the February 9 deadline. Interviews will be conducted between February 15 and 18, however.
The deadline for applying is February 9 at end of business day at 5:00 pm ET. 

To download the application for jurying, click here: New Exhibiting Member Application