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BIG ARTS hosts international juried exhibition of experimental art

By Staff | Oct 15, 2013

A painting by Maxine Masterfield. PHOTO PROVIDED.

BIG ARTS is pleased to host the 22nd Annual International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA) Juried Exhibition and Symposium from Oct. 19 through Nov. 30, featuring an artists reception and awards presentation in Phillips Gallery on Oct. 19, from 7-9 p.m. Both the exhibition and reception are free to attend and open to the public. The reception on Oct. 19 will include a birthday celebration for ISEA founder Maxine Masterfield, as well as $10,000 in monetary prizes awarded to the winning artists.

Since 1991, ISEA has been promoting the creation and awareness of experimental art. Experimental artwork is innovative in concept, attitude, technique or materials and the mission of the ISEA is to create an environment where contemporary visual artists can come together to share ideas and take risks. ISEA exhibits are held across the United States as well as internationally.

In addition to the annual juried exhibition and symposium, the ISEA joined forces with the National Watercolor Society (NWS) to present an international exchange exhibit. The Wales International ISEA show will premiere at BIG ARTS Founders Gallery on Oct. 19 and will be on display through Nov. 30. The exhibit will then appear at the NWS Gallery in San Pedro, California, before traveling internationally to appear in Wales in August 2014 at Art Central, Town Hall Barry, Vale of Glamorgan.

Like the 2013 ISEA Annual International Juried Exhibit and Symposium, the 2013 ISEA/NWS Wales International Exchange Exhibit will be free and open to the public at BIG ARTS.

A non-profit organization, programming at BIG ARTS is made possible through the generous support of more than 300 dedicated volunteers and donors as well as our corporate sponsors, including Phillips Gallery Patron Season Sponsor June Rosner and Russ Bilgore and Founders Gallery Season Sponsor Deborah & John La Gorce.

Discover more about BIG ARTS, including volunteer opportunities and membership options as well as purchase tickets or learn more about our full season lineup of exhibits, performances, classes and events by visiting us at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, online at www.BIGARTS.org, by phone 395-0900 or via e-mail info@BIGARTS.org.