Exhibition Dates: Oct. 7-Nov. 12
Entry Deadline: July 16
Apply to this Call for Entries (www.callforentry.org)
Juror: IARS is pleased to announce Linda Komaroff as the esteemed juror for this year’s exhibition. Dr Komaroff is the Curator of Islamic Art at the Los Angeles County Museum (LACMA) in California. Linda Komaroff has served as LACMA’s curator of Islamic art since 1995. Her exhibitions at LACMA include The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353 (2003); A Tale of Two Persian Carpets (2009); and Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts (2011). The latter was the first major exhibition on Islamic art organized by an American institution to travel to the Middle East, to the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha (2012), where Dr. Komaroff was the guest curator. Among her contemporary exhibitions are: Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East, Part 1 (2015) and Part 2 (2016). Combining historirical and contemporary art, her next international loan exhibition for LACMA, In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art, is scheduled for 2018.
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 2015 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, fiber arts, hand pulled prints, photographs, small art installations, video art and original digital prints are welcome. Giclee prints which are not original will not be considered.
Curator: Shafaq Ahmad, IARS Art Director
IAC Exhibition Director, Marcie Inman.
Opening reception for the artists will be held at the Irving Arts Center on;
Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 6 – 8 pm at the Irving Arts Center,
3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062