2016 15th Annual IAA National Animal Art Juried Competition
AUGUST 28 – SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX
2016 marks the 15th year Irving Art Association has held a special competition on animal art. $3,000 in Awards.
Entry is open to all legal residents of the U.S. in the contiguous 48 states, 18 and older. Any animal species is considered as acceptable subject matter for works, including both wildlife and domestic.
Media: Oil Painting, Water Media, Dry Media (drawing), Mixed media/misc. (including printmaking), and Photography. Supports: canvas, paper, panel or yupo.
ENTRY DEADLINE Sunday, July 31, 2015 until midnight.
For complete entry rules see the 2016 PROSPECTUS
2016 Online Registration and Payment: DEADLINE TO ENTER HAS PASSED
$35 entry fee for up to 3 pieces; discount – $25 for IAA members
For questions, contact the Show Chair Mark Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUROR: Walt Davis SWS AWS
Walt Davis, signature member and past president of the Southwestern Watercolor Society, began painting in watercolor over thirty years ago. He has studied with such notable artists as Faith Helen Foust, Bud Biggs, Doug Walton, Louise Cadillac, Carole Barnes, Frank Webb, Mark Mehaffey, Richard Stephens, and bird artist John P. O’Neil.
Davis has taught watercolor, figure drawing, and plein air sketching at Eastfield Community College, Amarillo College, Panhandle Art Center, San Angelo Museum of Art, and in his studio in Commerce. He has conducted demonstrations and workshops in Amarillo, Brownsville, Dallas, San Angelo and nine other Texas cities.
His work is carried by the Davis and Blevins Gallery in St. Jo, Texas, and his paintings hang in private collections in Washington State, Montana, Florida, Colorado, New Mexico, and cities throughout Texas.
His painting, Katy-did, Katy-didn’t, won the Margery Soroka Memorial Award in the 2013 American Watercolor Society competition in New York and was included in the Society’s traveling show. Two other insect portraits won awards in 2014; one in the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies in Phoenix, Arizona, and the other in the Southwestern Watercolor Society show in Dallas. With the acceptance of the painting Make My Day in the 2015 annual exhibition of the American Watercolor Society, Davis became a signature member of that prestigious organization.
For more about the juror, see his website http://waltdavisart.com/