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Irving—The Irving Art Association held a virtual awards ceremony and reception for the 6th annual Persian Art Exhibit, titled ‘2020 HINDSIGHT,’ on Sunday, March 15. The exhibition showcased 112 different works of art from 42 different artists. The participating artists from Texas and the neighboring states.

“I enjoy seeing the art,” Sharon Biles, an Irving Art Association member, said. “I’m always amazed at the quality. I love to see different points of view.”

“I have a message for the young artists,” a guest said. “You have a great future. Don’t ever become disappointed if art does not make money. Don’t worry about it. Continue your passion and do what you’re doing and ultimately you will be picked by major museums, because you are about conceptual arts, which has story.”

“Every year, hopefully we are going to get better, and this will become a major, maybe someday, international exhibition. Altogether, this is really a message of love and peace and harmony and unity with the whole world, and we as artists have that beauty to really represent our country in a much better way than some people are trying to represent.”

“Not all arts are made to be fantastic, to be in the museums or with collectors,” a spectator said. “Most of it ends up with regular people. They love [art.] They connect with [art] because of the color, or subject, or whatever. It ends up in their bedroom or living room, because they love it; they’re connected.”

The Award of Excellence went to Soody Sharifi for “Planet Earth.”

The award for Most Public Views went to Fariba Abedin for “Wall Sculpture #210.”

Best Oil went to Maryam Rezazadeh for “Silent Scream.”

Best Theme went to Elmira Bagherzadeh for “Metempsychosis.”

Best Water Media went to Monir (Shiva) Khadivian for “Shadows Colors 2.”

Best Digital Media went to Maedeh Asgharpour for “Dream.”

Best Three Dimensional went to Mahya Davachi for “Woman.”

Best Mix Media was Mahboobeh Mohammadpour for “The Silent Village.”