Be sure to regularly visit for updates to our new website. As we approach the tenth anniversary IX show, we'll be sure to add programming details, logistical information, and other items of interest pertaining to the 2017 IX show.
The IX commissions are given out each year to several artists to produce major personal works which are then used to promote IX, imaginative realism, and the artists themselves. These commissions are a key part of the IX mission—encouraging the creation of new, major traditional media works at a scale and complexity unlimited by standard deadlines or content restrictions.
Over the years, the IX commissions have produced a consistent range of spectacular pieces by some of the finest living artists in the field. These pieces, in addition to promoting IX and the artists, comprise the IX Arts collection which is available for exhibition and slated for eventual donation for permanent display.
"The IX Commission gave me the opportunity to create something I had always wanted to sculpt, the chance to share it directly with my most loved and respected peers, and the thrill of knowing that it would be part of a thoughtfully grown and passionately sustained collection of their works. For those reasons, I put my heart and soul into it in a way I had never done before. I truly believe I grew substantially as an artist with the creation of this one sculpture. It was an awesome experience! Thank you, IX Arts."
"Thank you IX, in the spirit of a true patron, your generous commission granted me the time and freedom to create something ambitious and truly from my heart."
"An artist unshackled from the confines of art direction may soar to great heights. After decades as an illustrator each of my IX commissions, in their own unique way, changed my entire artistic outlook and direction, and made me realize what was achievable with this new kind of freedom."