Open, all media, Juried Exhibition
On View, August 30 - September 28, 2018
Opening Reception, Thursday August 30, 5-7 p.m.
Exhibiting two-and three-dimensional works in a wide variety of media.
Juror: Laura Avery
Avery is an artist and the manager of community classes and exhibits at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. A graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design, she previously served as director of Art Center Manatee (1990-95) and was assistant director of Selby Gallery at Ringling College from 1996 to 2015.
Melanie Carlstein, Nicole Colton, Bethany Dhennin, Donald Diddams,
Betty Gerich, Marjorie Hallett, Javo, Traci Kegerreis, Philomena Marano,
Leslie Meeker, Dotty Terry, Jerry Wolfe
It can be a challenge to give a balanced and fair evaluation of a large all-media show with many approaches represented.The criteria I use consists of the mastery of the basics: line, shape, value, color, technique, composition and presentation – no matter how the artist has chosen to combine these elements.
Since most of the work submitted met the criteria in some form, choosing the award winners was extremely difficult. Sometimes the work might not meet all the requirements, but was still interesting. I tried to select the strongest piece in each medium, looking for a visual connection that evoked a special feeling, sense of place or new perspective. Then, ultimately the award winners chose me with a combination of unique qualities that made them stand out.
Thanks to all the participants for sharing their work and congratulations to the award winners! I would also like to commend the Art Center staff and volunteers for their continued support of artists in our community and encourage artists to support them. Please continue to enter your work even if you don’t get accepted or win an award every time. It is an excellent place to practice your craft.
- Laura Avery
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ALL WORK IN THE GALLERIES IS FOR SALE