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.

Intake for each show is on the first Monday of the opening month of each new show from 9AM until noon. Artists may enter 2 pieces of their work 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″+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.

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.

 Congratulations to the Winners of the October/November Nouveau Art Show, “Impactful Weather”


Best of Show – Ana Diaz, “Red Tide II”, Acrylic/Resin


First Place – Deni Karpowich, “in Dorian’s Path”, Encaustic


Second Place – Trish Jones, “Monday Morning”, Acrylic


Third Place – John Abbott, “Aftermath”, Collage


Honorable Mentions

Dickie Anderson, “Dorian Visit”, Acrylic

Sharon Haffey – “The Gathering Storm”, Alcohol Ink

Marlene Strobach, “Take Cover”, Watercolor

Ann Kemp, “Fiery Remains”, Photography

Barb Wylie, “The Wind Never Stops”, Sculpture


Upcoming  Shows

Dec/ Jan 2020  – Theme, Delightful Memories Receiving 2nd, Chair – Diane Hamburg

Feb – High School Show – Denise Murphy

March- Member Show – Theme, Anything goes Receiving 2nd, reception 14th, Chair – Marlene Strobach

Apr / May – Theme – Change of Seasons Receiving 6th, reception 11th, Chair – Barbara Fuller * Themes that are connecting to the conservation program.

See More photos of previous winners on our
 Facebook Page at The Island Art Association
Download our Nouveau Art Entry Form