This is the first year that Irving Art Association has sponsored a juried Indian Folk Art exhibition. Last year we held our first exhibition devoted to Indian Folk Art, but it was nonjuried. It was such a success that we decided to hold a juried version. This year 31 artists from the North Texas area submitted 57 works related to themes around Indian culture and heritage. The exhibition continues through February 23rd at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.
The Reception & Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday, February 11th, from 2-4pm, and was well-attended. Reception photos will posted soon on the IAA Photo Album.
Show catalog: IAA 2018 Indian Folk Art Brochure
Art from this exhibit will also travel to the Irving Arts Center for display from March 3 – April 29, 2018 in the front foyer/administrative halls.
Curator/juror was Deepa Koshaley, artist and landscape architect. http://deepadesignscape.com/
See http://irvingartassociation.org/2018/02/winners-of-the-iaa-indian-folk-art-juried-exhibition/ for the Winners Gallery.
Adult Category –
Best of Show: Saraswathi Ganeshan | Madurai Meenakshi
1st Prize: Madhupriya Srinivasan | Musical Moments
2nd Prize: Monika Dogra | Let there be light
3rd Prize: Navneeta Khemka | Musical Medley
Honourable Mention I: Meenatchi Subramanian | Radha Krishna
Honourable Mention II: Andrea Chudoba | Secrets of Sisterhood
Chilrden’s Category –
1st Prize: Amolika Kondapalli | Collage of Indian Art
2nd Prize: Charumitha Yuvaraja | Arthanareeswar
3rd Prize: Avina Bansal | Krishna Balram