Contemporary Islamic Art Exhibit in Irving entry deadline July 1


5th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art

Fee: $30.00 (5th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art)
Event Dates: 9/17/16 – 11/13/16
Entry Deadline: 7/1/16

Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) presents the 5th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art at the Irving Art Center, in Irving Texas.

Juror: IARS is pleased to announce Dr Maryam Ekhtiar as the esteemed juror for this year’s exhibition. Dr Ekhtiar is the Associate Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Exhibiton dates: September 17th to November 13th, 2016. All accepted art work may be featured on IARS website for a full one year after the end of the exhibition.

Opening reception for the artists will be held at the Irving Arts Center on Saturday September 17th, 2016.
Guest speaker, Louise Mackie, Curator of Islamic Textiles and Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Eligibility: This juried art exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older from around the world. All art submitted should be based on or inspired by Islamic art and design, Islamic literature, Islamic architecture and Islamic cultures, current social issues and presented in a positive light. Only artwork produced within the last two years or since 2014 will be accepted. Artwork shown in the previous IARS juried exhibitions is not eligible to be entered.

Media: All 2D and 3D art, including but not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, art glass, fibre arts, hand pulled prints, photographs, small installations, videos and original digital prints are welcome. Giclee prints which are not original will not be considered.

The performing and fine arts community in Irving welcomed a new home in 1990 with the completion of the Irving Arts Center. The Arts Center’s 10-acre complex, nestled in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth, features two fully-equipped theaters; four galleries; meeting, classroom, reception and rehearsal facilities; and a verdant sculpture garden. The Arts Center – a department of the City of Irving – was designed to accommodate a wide range of cultural and civic needs. The Arts Center has more than 91,500 square feet of performing and visual arts space, including the 707-seat Carpenter Performance Hall and the 253-seat Dupree Theater. In 2007 the Irving Arts Center was named an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.


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