2021 Persian Art Exhibit call for entries


The Irving Art Association is sponsoring the 6th annual Persian Art Exhibition, which will be an online only exhibition depicting works of art from Iranian artists who live in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. It is a great honor for our community of artists to showcase artwork.

THEME: All subjects may be entered, but the exhibit theme will be a saying by Rumi “Come, let us appreciate each other, because you never know we might be suddenly separated,” (Divan-i Kebir, v. 3, no. 1535) reflecting the current Coronavirus situation. This concept of appreciation can include COVID-related gratitude but is in no way limited to topics related to the coronavirus. Any art submission that touches on the theme of gratitude and/or a deeper sense of appreciation for your families and communities is welcome. Just make sure that your artwork has been created in the last three years (from 2018 to now).

All entered work will be accepted, except for frontal nudity and copyright/trademark infractions. Any final decision regarding acceptance of a particular image will be at the discretion of the exhibit curator and the IAA Gallery Director.

Prizes will be awarded, with a special prize going to the work best illustrating the exhibit theme. Pouran Lashini is the Exhibit Curator – Jurors to be announced.

Accepting all contemporary and fine art genre submissions.
Eligible media include, but are not limited to drawing, painting, mixed media, oil/chalk pastels, block/ink print, pottery/vessels, Sculpture, and digital art.

The period to submit artwork online is Jan. 1st to Feb. 28th, 2021 at 11:59 PM
The virtual reception will be held on Sunday, 14th March 2021.
The show will be go online the 1st of March through March 31st.

Each artist is limited to 1-3 images per submission online, and the cost of each submitted artwork is $5.00, payable through a PayPal transaction.
Note that images (jpgs or pngs) should be a maximum size of 3MB.

Complete the registration form at https://irvingartassociation.org/2021-persian-art-exhibit-call-for-entries/