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:
June/July –“ Chiaroscuro(light & dark)”. Receiving June 4; Reception June 9; Chair Georganna Mullis
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 April/May Show, “People”
Best in Show – Craig Impink, “The Other Woman”, Acrylic
First Place – Susan Schraft , “Scion”, Mixed Media
Second Place – Lis Kraweicki, “This is Us”, Ceramic
Third Place – Suzanne Binnie, “EMI Surprised”, Watercolor
Paul Massing, Judith Morgan, Karen McFadyen, Barb Wylie, Becky White,
Walter Bridges, Oliver Rodums, Nico Ramos, Judith Bouchard, Beverly Hansen
Images of the winning artists and paintings can also be seen on our
*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.