Nouveau Art

Our current show, “The Art of Creating”. is on display through January 2021
Awards and Show opening will be on Saturday, December 12 at 5:30 PM

Upcoming  Shows 

Feb. 2021  Nassau County High School Art  Students  Show,  Chair  Denise Murphy,  Receiving artwork Jan. 29/30.  Awards Ceremony Feb. 7 
March Members Show, 2021,  “Artists Choice”,   Receiving March 1, 9-noon.  Courtyard reception  March 13, 5:30pm     Chair Rosemary Skidmore
April/May   “Down by the Docks”,  Receiving April 5,  9-noon, Courtyard Reception April 10, 5:30pm      Chair Georganna Mullis
June/July   “Tangled up in Blue”,  Receving June 7,  9-noon,  Courtyard Reception June 12, 5:30pm      Chair   Karen Trowbridge
Aug./Sept.  “Ordinary People”,   Receiving Aug. 2,   Reception Aug. 14,  Chair Becky White
Oct./Nov.  “Dance of Light”,   Receiving Oct.4,  Reception Oct.8, Chair Marlene Strobach
Dec./Jan. “Red Inspired” ,  Receiving Dec. 6,   Reception Dec. 11,  Chair, Diane Hamburg
2022     Feb. H.S. Art Student Show, Chairs Denise Murphy, Camille Breen 
 March Members Show, “Off Beat”,  Receiving  March 7,   Reception March 12, Chair Georganna Mullis
April/May , “Our Island Paradise”,  Receiving April 4, Reception April 9,  Chair Rosemary  Skidmore

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 (For Example, the outside measurements – 36″ + 36″+36″+36″ + 144″). 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 December, January Show, “The Art of Creating

“Best of Show – Sherry Ferber, The Glory of flowers
1st Place – Sandy Castiaux, Turtle Splash
2nd Place – Ann Kemp, Knot so easy
3rd  Place- Ana Diaz – Letting Go

Honorable Mentions

    Becky White – Zebra Longwing Portrait
    Debby Steels – Coming Home
    Geoganna Mullis – A Bundle of Trees
    Judith Morgan – The Blacksmith
Stephen Harris – Eagle
See More photos of previous winners on our
 Facebook Page at The Island Art Association
Download our Nouveau Art Entry Form