The 2nd Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art opened at the Eisemann Center Richardson on September 21, 2012. 34 Artists from the around the world including United States, Canada, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Iran and the United Kingdom presented some 50 works of art. Click here to view pictures of the event. IARS published a full-color catalog of all works from the exhibition, showing once again that art truly has no barriers and is available for sale.
IARS also hosted a private Artists’ Reception on Sunday, September 8, 2013, at the Eisemann Center for artists, sponsors, and their families. At the opening of the reception, Dr. Nada Shabout gave the introduction to the exhibit and the reception. One of the visiting artists, Sophia Ahmed Sattar, shared her knowledge of Islamic Art with the audience. Click here to view the beautiful pieces of art from the exhibition.
The juror of the exhibit was Dr. Nada Shabout, Associate Professor of Art Education and Art History and Director of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute (CAMCSI) at the University of North Texas. CAMCSI, the only academic research center in the United States focusing on the study of contemporary cultural issues of the Arab and Muslim worlds. The institute does so through its faculty drawn from the visual arts, social sciences and humanities and serves as the coordinating body and the primary source of support for the various courses and academic programs that cover the Arab and Muslim worlds. Dr. Shabout also serves on IARS’s Advisory Board.