Join Us for the 14th Annual

IX Art Show

2022 IX Art Show Hours:

10.19.22


Main Show
6:00pm – 9:00pm

10.20.22


Main Show
10:00am – 5:00pm

10.21.22


Main Show
10:00am – 5:00pm

Evening Showcase
8:00pm – 12:00am

10.22.22


Main Show
10:00am – 5:00pm

Evening Showcase
8:00pm – 12:00am

10.23.22


Main Show
10:00am – 5:00pm

Elf Princess | Justin Sweet| Oil on linen, 32 x 40″

The IX Art Show Explained

What is Imaginative Realism?

Imaginative realism combines classical painting techniques with postmodern narrative subjects, focusing on the unreal, the unseen, and the impossible, offering visions of humanity’s mythic past, its unexplored future, and, in some cases, the terrifying present.

What is The IX Main Show?

The Main Show is a juried, traditional media exhibition, featuring over 90 artists showing their work across 18,000 square feet and three floors of the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts.

What is The IX Evening Showcase?

The IX Showcase is a non-juried exhibition featuring 130 artists displaying their work in both traditional and digital formats. This exhibition takes place on Friday and Saturday nights in the 12,000 square foot ballroom of the Reading DoubleTree by Hilton.

Main Show Artists

With over 90 artists selected for the Main Show, the amount of artwork on display – and for sale – each year is immense. The pieces below show previous IX commissions from some of this year’s artists – be sure to check out the entire list of amazing artists to see full galleries by each of our 2022 Main Show exhibitors. See Main Show Artists

“I have never before seen such a wondrous showcase of the imagination. Every work was a gateway to a fully realized universe – brought to life by skilled creatives weaving virtuousity with the “Stuff” of dreams. I can’t wait to go back!”

ANTHONY WAICHULIS
Founder Ani Art Acadamy Waichulis

“We are inspired, we think, we dream, and then we create. IX is by far the greatest show of imaginative realism on this planet. Created by Patrick & Jeannie Wilshire for no other reason than their pure love of art, IX itself is a masterpiece of imagination.”

GREG HILDEBRANDT
IX Main Show Artist

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main show Artists

Artists are selected from submissions each year by a rotating panel of judges. This is a traditional media exhibition, featuring over 90 artists showing their work across 18,000 square feet and three floors of the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts.