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 must 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.
RECEPTION AND AWARDS CEREMONY
The reception and Awards Ceremony is usually held the Saturday afternoon after the Annual Members Meeting. The artwork is judged while members attend the Annual Meeting, have lunch and enjoy a little time visiting or help hang the exhibit if needed.