2017 16th Annual National
AUGUST 27 – SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX
ENTRY DEADLINE JULY 26, 2017
|2017 marks the 16th year Irving Art Association has held a special competition on animal art.Entry is open to all legal residents of the U.S. in the contiguous 48 states, 18 and older.
$3,000 in awards
For questions about the exhibit, contact the Show Chair Linda Wood Shotwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
right: 2016 IAA Award of Excellence Sheryl Hughes “I Can Still See You” Acrylic
Any animal species will be considered as acceptable subject matter for works, both wildlife and domestic, including pets.
Artwork must be done from personal photographs or observation. Concept, design and execution should be solely that of the artist. Work from another’s copyrighted or published materials is not permitted.
Submitted works must have been completed within the last 2 years, and not accepted into a previous IAA Animal Art Exhibit. Limit of three entries.
Media: Oil, Water Media, Mixed Media, Dry Media/Drawing & Photography
For complete entry rules see the 2017 IAA Animal Prospectus
Learning from from nationally and internationally recognized pastelists and wildlife artists, Patsy has emerged with a style uniquely her own, marked by strong, colorful, yet infinitely detailed compositions in a representational style. She has become a nationally award winning artist in her own right.
Her work derives from research and observation of creatures in their environments, in the wild whenever possible. Trips to state and national parks have provided great adventure and abundant inspiration. Wildlife also regularly visit her property in Huntsville, and it is not unusual to pass deer or roadrunners on her weekday routes.
Working in pastel, graphite, colored pencil, and watercolor or watercolor pencil, Lindamood’s paintings are life-size, bold with color, rich with texture, and bursting with presence. She frequently paints on cradled artist boards, Pastelboard or Mylar.
For more about Patsy and her art, see her website at http://www.lindamoodfineart.com.