What is Nouveau Art?
Nouveau Art is a themed, juried show, occurring every two months, except for February, which is the Nassau County Student Show, and March, the IAA member show. It is displayed in the South Hall as a separate show from the exhibiting art in the IAA Gallery. Any artist may submit 2 pieces per show. The fee for members to enter is $15 for one piece and $25 for 2. For non IAA members, the cost is $25 per entry. Prize money is awarded for Best of Show and first, second, and third places. A reception is held on the evening of the downtown Artwalk, which is monthly on the second Saturday evening.
You may enter 2 artworks per show. All Nouveau Art Shows are for original art only, no patterns or copying from photos, other than your own. The work must have been created within the past 2 years, or in other words, “new art”.
Size limitations- The limits for 2D & 3D are not to exceed 144 united inches( outside measurements for 4 sides not to be greater than 144 inches ( for example 36″ + 36″ +36″.) Work should be ready to hang, with appropriate hanging wires, no saw tooth hangers or tiny hooks. If any 3D pieces need a stand, artist must furnish that.
“New” artwork is submitted by Island Art Association (IAA) members and other community artists and citizens for five juried themed shows each year. This gives all artists the opportunity to display and sell accepted artwork in the gallery for a period of two months.
The Nouveau Art Show promotes the arts in Nassau County by allowing more artists to show their work in the art gallery, by inspiring artists, and by insuring a continuous flow of NEW artwork for the public to appreciate. Nouveau Art shows began in 2004 when IAA received funding for that year from the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.
2018 Upcoming Shows:
October/November – “Patterns”. Receiving October 1; Reception October 13; Chair Barbara Fuller
December 2018/January 2019 – “My Happy Place”. Receiving Dec 3; Reception Dec.8; Chair Diane Hamburg
February – Nassau County High School Student Art Show, Chair Denise Murphy (dates TBD)
March – Members Show, “Inspiration/Imagination”. Receiving March 4; Reception March 9; Chair Rosemary Skidmore
Congratulations to the Winners of the October/November Nouveau Art Show, “Patterns”
BEST OF SHOW
Suzanne Binnie, “Enchanted Garden” Watercolor
Susan Henderson, “Garden Songs”
Carol Taber, “Aqua South”
Ana Diaz, “The Wave”
Oliver Rodums, “Patterns #1”, Photography
James Ekstrom, “Two Zebras”, Photography
Georganna Mullis, “Windows” Acrylic
Marlene Strobach, “Nature’s Design”, Acrylic
Alice Henry, “Woven Rainbow #1”, Glass
Ann Kemp, “Line Dancing”, Photography
*The Island Art Association, a philanthropic organization, sponsors and hosts a Student Art Show, every year open to all art students of the Nassau County high schools. In addition to the show, the Island Art Association provides funds for art supplies to the country high schools.