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 wildlife 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 be it ZOOLOGICAL OR BOTANICAL.
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 category: 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 or evening of the set-up date.
The Annual Members' Meeting is called to order at 10:00. During the meeting the artwork is judged and we ask that exhibitors and visitors allow the judges to work without interruption.
The Annual Meeting should let out about noon for the lunch break,after which members are free to enjoy a little time visiting, helping hang the exhibit if needed or attending any workshops that are available.
The Reception and Awards Ceremony is held either in the late afternoon or in the evening, depending on the venue and their closing time.
"Moonlight Becomes Her"
✓ THE SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH cannot accept any artwork before the dates listed below when our intake team will be present:
• FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2020 between 2:00 and 4:30 pm.
• SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2020 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.
EXAMPLE: “Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly”(Latin names are not necessary.)
EXAMPLE: “African Elephant” (Latin names are not necessary.)
You will be requested to correct your identification if incomplete.
• Saw-tooth hangers and screw-eyes cannot be accepted as the hanging system cannot support them.
• Make sure your hanging assembly is strong enough to hold your work safely.
• If you are advised to correct either or both issues at the time of intake or at the time of hanging and you do not do so, the insurance will not cover any damage to your artwork.
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.