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6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art

Event Dates: 10/7/17 - 11/12/17
Entry Deadline: 7/16/17
Days remaining to deadline: 50


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4

Entry Fee (6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art): $35.00

Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) presents the 6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art at the Irving Art Center, in Irving Texas.

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.
Submission deadline: Sunday July 16th, 2017

Exhibiton dates: Saturday October 7th to Sunday November 12th, 2017.
All accepted art work will be featured on IARS website for a full one year after the end of the exhibition.

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
Dr Linda Komaroff, Curator of Islamic Art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) California, who is also the Juror of this exhibition is the keynote speaker.

IARS produces a full-color exhibition catalog.

ABOUT( IARS) Islamic Art Revival Series

Founded in 2011 by a cross-cultural coalition of business and nonprofit leaders, students and small business owners, the Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) is a signature program of Texas Muslim Women's Foundation and includes a diverse group of women. We are passionate about sharing the rich cultural relevance of Islamic Art as a means of building awareness and exposure to the art itself and enhancing cross-cultural understanding among people from all walks of life. Through our Islamic Art events, we promote education in the arts of the Islamic world and encourage vibrant cross-cultural exchange amongst all faiths and cultures. In doing so, we build cultural bridges between the Islamic cultures and rest of the world. IARS has focused on organizing and hosting events to bring Islamic Art to the public, and include film screenings, art exhibits, performing arts, symposiums, and art workshops which serve as a vehicle for people of all ages and backgrounds to interact in an enjoyable, educational environment.

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.