If you are a practicing wildlife artist whose quality of artwork is recognized by the IWA Screening Committee.
An Individual (often spouses of members) who wishes to encourage appreciation and understanding of wildlife and is willing to aid in promoting wildife art.
A contributing individual, family or entity who for a minimum of $100 supports the organization enabling IWA to meet it's Mission Statement.
1. PAINTING: oil, alkyd; acrylic; transparent or opaque watercolor or any aqua media.
2. DRAWING: pastel; charcoal; graphite; colored pencil; scratchboard; ink.
3. PHOTOGRAPHY: film or digital with or without standard enhancements; film or digitally altered, digitally manipulated images.
4. THREE-DIMENSIONAL: carving and sculptures created in any durable material.
5. MIXED MEDIA and OTHER: any combination of media or artwork not covered in above categories.
✓ ALL LANDSCAPES MUST HAVE A SPECIFIC IDENTIFIABLE WILDLIFE SUBJECT (Flora or Fauna)
Exhibited artwork need not be for sale, however sales during the exhibit are encouraged, if you so wish. A 30% commission will be taken out of all sales during the exhibit. 15% will be paid to the Venue, and 15% to IWA.
The artwork must show a serious approach to nature and depict one or more species in a manner which captures the essence of the subject.
ALL SUBJECTS – zoological or botanical, must be WILD.
– No domestic animals, plants, birds or fish will be accepted. Man- made objects/structures may not appear in the art piece, unless found in the subject’s natural habitat.
Entries submitted may not have been exhibited in previous IWA Annual Exhibits.
IWA reserves the right to refuse any entry that the group deems inappropriate or that greatly differs from the entry samples submitted.
Referenced photographs used in creating the work must have been taken by the artist, or used with express written consent of the photographer.
The Judging Panel consists of two judges who are recognized for their expertise in that catagory: FINE ARTS JUDGE and NATURALIST JUDGE
• All work will be judged for quality of artistic presentation and appropriate depiction of both wildlife and habitat. Both judges will agree on recipients of major awards.
• At the judges’ discretion, ribbons and cash awards will be awarded for First, Second and Third Place in each category. The judges may also award up to two Honorable Mention ribbons in each category.
• Presentation of awards will take place at the Reception and Award Ceremony on the afternoon of the set-up date.
Because several of our members come from all reaches of Indiana to Indianapolis, the Reception and Awards Ceremony is held in the afternoon after the Annual Members' Meeting. While members are in the meeting, the artwork is judged. After the lunch break, members are free to enjoy a little time visiting or help hang the exhibit if needed.
☞ IWA 2019 EMTRY FORMS and samples of work must be received by 5:00 p.m., FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2019. No Exceptions will be made to this deadline.
☞THE SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH cannot accept any artwork before the dates listed below when our intake team will be present:
• FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2019 between 3:00 and 4:30 pm.
• Or SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019 between 8:00 and 9:30 am.
☞OUT OF STATE ENTRIES: IWA will not accept and/or ship art work. Your work must be delivered and retrieved by hand. Please arrange for delivery and pick-up of your work if you are not able to do it yourself.
☞ Please identify each image with artist’s name, title, subject and medium.
•Save images as:
For Prints: put the same information on the back of the print (use a label if possible so that you do not imprint on the image.) Use the same formula as the digital images except the ".jpg".
•“Elephant” is NOT acceptable, but “African, Asian or Indian Elephant,” IS acceptable. (Latin names are not necessary.)
•“Butterfly” is NOT acceptable, but “Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly,” IS acceptable. (Latin names are not necessary.)
In the past few years, we have gotten lax in the identifying of your subject. It was brought to our attention. Therfore we will begin to reinforce this standard, and
You will be notified and requested to correct this error.
☞ TWO-DIMENSIONAL entries must be framed with wire and flat-strap hangers in place.
•SAW-TOOTH HANGERS AND SCREW- EYES ARE NOT PERMITTED.
•MAKE SURE YOUR ASSEMBLY WILL HOLD YOUR FRAMED PIECE SAFELY.
If these instructions are not followed, you will be notified at the time of intake or by the hanging committee, to correct the issue before it can be hung. Insurance will not cover any damage to your artwork if not rectified.
☞THERE WILL BE NO SUBSTITUTIONS FOR ACCEPTED ENTRIES.
IWA reserves the right to refuse work which differs markedly from the descriptions and/or images submitted with the entry form, or that is in violation of the rules stated here.