Categories and Other Information
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)
• 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 and/or botanical, must be WILD – no domestic animals or plants will be accepted – nor man- made objects, unless found in the subject’s natural habitat.
• Entries submitted may not have appeared in previous IWA exhibits.
• IWA reserves the right to refuse any entry that the group deems inappropriate or that greatly differs from the entry samples submitted.
ALL WORK MUST BE ORIGINAL
The concept must be the artist's own
Referenced photographs used in creating the work mus have been taken by the artist, or used with express written consent of the photographer.
The judging panel consists of a Fine Artist and a Naturalist, who are recognized for their expertise.
• 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 dateSATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018. (See Calendar following for more details.)
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.
IWA reserves the right to reproduce any artwork for publicity in print or on the website, unless the artist stipulates otherwise in writing at the time of entry.
About Our Exhibit Judges
Chief Interpretive Naturalist
Prophetstown State Park
West Lafayette, Indiana
Angie Manuel is the Chief Interpreter with Indiana State Parks. She came to this position in January, 2018.
As the Chief Interpreter, Angie trains and supports all interpreters in the park system, which includes 32 state parks and reservoirs, in which interpreters lead public programs like nature and history hikes, campfire programs, workshops, live animal programs, special events, educational field trips for schools and groups, summer camps, cave tours, night hikes, canoe hikes, bike hikes, triathlons, dog walks, and more.
Prior to the position of Chief Interpreter, Angie worked as a full-time interpreter at Prophetstown State Park in West Lafayette for six years and Mounds State Park in Anderson for six years. She also worked at Indiana Dunes State Park on Lake Michigan and at Potato Creek State Park near South Bend.
Angie graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in 1996, and a Masters in Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resource Management from Indiana University in 2004.
Fine Art Judge:
Elementary Art Teacher
Winslow Elementary School
Rebecca is a resourceful, imaginative teaching professional who is highly trained
in a wide array of artistic mediums with a talent for instilling art appreciation in others, as
well as promoting creativity and open-mindedness in her students. She has proven that
she has the ability to maintain a well disciplined and highly motivated classroom by
offering individualized support and positive encouragement ensuring that each child succeeds.
Prior to her current position at Winslow Elementary, Rebecca taught at North Posey Jr.
High, Poseyvill, Indiana, St. Theresa School in Evansville and Vanderburgh & Posey
Rebecca received a Bachelor of Science in Art Education at the University of Southern
Indiana, Evensville in 2008, and holds certifications in Visual Arts and Instructional K-12.
Symbols Used in This Catalog
New Member This Year. First time exhibitor, or one returning from a hiatus.
Standing Member: An Artist who has exhibited before, and is a continuing member.
Associate Member: A supportive member who appreciates wildlife and is willing to support IWA in its endevors.
Signature Member: Artist and Asociate who is recognized for their outstanding service to and for IWA and its members.
The status of Signature Membership is awarded by the Board to those who have been nominated by one or more active member of the organization. If the Board can affirm that the member in question has show or done a mojority of the following:
~ Has produced award-winning works of art pertaining to wildlife;Has been a member of IWA for 8 years or more;
~ Has provided leadership by olding office at the Board Level;
~ Has volunteered significant services to IWA or another Wildlife Conservation Organization;
~ Has indicated a sincere interest in wildlife conservation;
~ And accepts the Aims, Focus or Mission of IWA.
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