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.
Oct./Nov. 2017 – “Autumn Colors”; Receiving Oct. 2; Reception Oct. 14. Chair – Marlene Strobach
Dec.2017/Jan.2018 – “Celebrate”; Receiving Dec.4; Reception Dec.9. Chair – Diane Hamburg
Feb. 2018 – Nassau County High School Student Show. Chair – Denise Murphy
March Members Show – “Splash of Color”; Chair – Karen Trowbridge
April/May 2018 – “People”; Chair – Jim McKinney
Congratulations to the Winners of the August/September Nouveau Art Show,
Best of Show – Michael Van Horn, “Fishing Dock at Myrtle Creek”,
First Place – Barb Wylie, *Due Date #2″,
Second Place – Mary Quinlan, “Beach Creek Sunset”
Third Place – Barbara Hopkins, “Sunshine State”
Oliver Rodums, Rosemary Skidmore, Ann Kemp, Becky White
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.