The annual Whitewater Valley Art Competition awards reception was held October 12 at Indiana University East. The competition was originated by Tom Thomas in 1978. The WVAC has a history of “open judging,” allowing the public to be present when the exhibit entries are accepted or declined for the exhibit.
The public is invited to attend as the jurors select entries for this year’s Whitewater Valley Art Competition (WVAC) show. Entries will be electronically juried from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, September 21, in Vivian Auditorium, located in Whitewater Hall.
Indiana University East is accepting art entries for the 39th annual Whitewater Valley Art Competition (WVAC). The submission process will be electronic at callforentry.org.
Originating in 1978, the WVAC was founded by Tom Thomas, late associate professor fine of fine arts. Thomas taught fine arts at IU East for over 30 years. The WVAC has a history of open judging, allowing the public to be on site when the exhibit entries are excluded or included for the exhibit. In this spirit, digital images of entered works will be projected in an auditorium on the campus of IU East and will be juried by a three-judge panel electronically.
Indiana University East Fine Arts program is hosting its third national juried exhibition, themed “Histories and Memories,” with the support of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Mindful Explorations. The exhibit is open now through March 3 in the Tom Thomas Gallery, located in Whitewater Hall and online at http://www.iue.edu/gallery/nje/memories/.
The annual Whitewater Valley Art Competition awards reception was held November 10 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.
Indiana University East is accepting art entries Tuesday, September 27, through Friday, September 30, for the 38th annual Whitewater Valley Art Competition (WVAC).
The competition will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, in the Meijer Artway located in Whitewater Hall. Prior to the judging, there will be a juror presentation at 11 a.m. in Whitewater Hall Room 132.
Indiana University East is proud to kick off an exhibit, “Paintings by Charlie Adams,” with a reception for the local artist and art teacher, from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, at the Room 912 Gallery, located at 912 E. Main Street, Richmond, Ind.
Indiana University East Fine Arts program will host its second national juried exhibition themed “Art + Science,” with the support of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Mindful Explorations. The exhibit will be open from March 28 to May 13 in the Tom Thomas Gallery, located in Whitewater Hall.
Indiana University East has had a memorable 2015. The campus experienced another record-breaking year in enrollment and the number of graduates who joined the alumni family, celebrated the graduation of an international tennis star and businesswoman, started construction on its fifth building and remembered the legacy of three campus leaders who passed away.
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.