Nouveau Art

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.

“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:

August/September –“Drip, Drizzle& Splash”. Receiving Aug 6; Reception Aug.11; Chair Barb Wylie

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 June/July Show, “Chiaroscuro”


Best in Show – “La Vue de la Fenstra en Janviert”, mixed media by Sue Schraft
First Place – “Jellies II”, acrylic by Julie Defts
Second Place – “Black/White Gee O”, porcelain clay by Joe Winston
Third Place – “Bill’s Brass” by Linda Johnson
Honorable Mention
“First Light”, mixed media by Nancy Williams
“Green Door”, oil by Judith Morgan
“Pepper”, Photography by James Widerman
The show was judged by Lily Kuonen, an Associate Professor of Art at Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
Chair of this show,  Georganna Mullis
Images of the winning artists and paintings can also be seen on our
Facebook Page at The Island Art Association

Download our Nouveau Art Entry Form

*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.