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38th Exhibit

August 28 - September 30, 2021

The Indiana Room

Minnetrista Cultural Center

1200 N Minnetrista Pkwy
Muncie, IN 47303

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Exhibit Categories

1. PAINTING:

2. DRAWING:

3. PHOTOGRAPHY:

4. DIGITAL ART:

5. THREE-DIMENSIONAL:

6. MIXED MEDIA and OTHER:

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EXHIBIT PROMOTION
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.

ELIGIBLE ARTWORK

✓ 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.

✓ ALL LANDSCAPES MUST HAVE A SPECIFIC IDENTIFIABLE WILDLIFE SUBJECT be it ZOOLOGICAL OR BOTANICAL.

✓ 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.

✓ 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.

JUDGING

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.



2021 JUDGES


FINE ART JUDGE
Carl Schafer
Carl Schafer
Gordy Fine Art and Framing
Muncie, Indiana
Since 2015

Carl is a trained art historian whose 25+ year career in the museum profession has focused on organizing exhibitions and caring for works of art in virtually all materials, representing the world’s major civilizations across time.

Carl works with several museum clients and also enjoys working with individual clients to preserve and frame their family treasures.

Curently, Carl is the founding president of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council. Chair of Muncie Mayor’s Arts Awards Committee. Sits on the board of Muncie Downtown Development Partnership.

From 2006-2015 - Carl was the Associate Director of Ball State’s David Owsley Museum of Art.


NATURALIST JUDGE
Laurynn Thieme
Ag & Natural Resources Educator
County Extension Director
Nature of Teaching Program Coordinator
Purdue Extension- Delaware County

Laurynn is originally from northeast Indiana, just south of Fort Wayne and grew up on a small cattle farm where she spent all of my time outside. She has a BLA in Landscape Architecture and a BA in Natural Resources and Environmental Management and is pursuing an MS in Geography and an MS in Natural Resources and Environmental Management from Ball State. She has been in Delaware County since 2011 and with Purdue Extension serving as the Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator since 2018. Laurynn served on the Muncie Delaware Clean and Beautiful Board for four years and the Muncie Urban Forestry Board for two years.