Whitewater Valley Art Competition

Whitewater Valley Art Competition

Honoring an inspiring artist

Honoring an inspiring artist

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Tom Thomas

Indiana University East has renamed The Gallery in Whitewater Hall in remembrance of Tom Thomas, artist, associate professor of fine arts and founder of the Whitewater Valley Art Competition (WVAC).
Thomas (1945-2009) taught fine arts to under-graduate students for over 30 years at IU East. He had an immense impact on his students and the campus, helping to develop the fine arts program and the WVAC, an annual art competition that attracts hundreds of artists for the unique experience of being juried by a nationally-known artist or curator who openly critiques all submitted entries before choosing the top works for the exhibit.

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IU East announces Whitewater Valley Art Competition exhibit entrants

IU East announces Whitewater Valley Art Competition exhibit entrants

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“We Are One” by Al Harden

The annual Whitewater Valley Art Competition awards reception was held October 29 at Indiana University East.  Originating in 1978 with open judging, the event has hosted prestigious artists and art experts of national acclaim for the jurying.

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IU East’s 37th annual Whitewater Valley Art Competition opens for entries September 28

IU East’s 37th annual Whitewater Valley Art Competition opens for entries September 28

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James Elkins

Indiana University East is accepting art entries September 28-October 3 for the 37th annual Whitewater Valley Art Competition (WVAC). The competition will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, in Whitewater Hall. Prior to the judging, there will be a juror presentation at 11 a.m. in Vivian Auditorium.

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WVAAC announces juror for 30th competition anniversary

WVAAC announces juror for 30th competition anniversary

The 30th Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition will be juried by James Yood, an adjunct full professor in contemporary art history and criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism. He is also the director of the New Arts Journalism program.

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