Blakely Hall Art Gallery
Wednesday, December 2nd, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Open to the Public
Light Refreshments Provided
Local Artists Juried Show: “Anything Goes – Within Reason”
November 19th – January 15th
artEAST Exhibitions presents “Anything Goes – Within Reason” at Blakely Hall November 19th – January 15th. This exhibition invited artEAST Members to submit two-dimensional artwork to be considered under a jury process. The subject matter was wide open, attracting a broad range of material from some of artEAST’s best established, and emerging artists.
The response for this “call for art” was very good. artEAST received nearly 60 entrants. When the art was reviewed, there was a careful balance of considerations taken into account for the work to be accepted into the show.
Because there was a lot of good artwork to choose from, the jury decided to select one piece from each successful artist. “That allowed as many artists as possible to be showcased,” explained Anna Macrae, Exhibitions Manager at artEAST. “Unfortunately not all the submitting artists could be chosen to show their work at this time, which is always a hard call to make.”
“Jury criteria begin with practicalities to consider, such as the number of pieces that can be hung in Blakely Hall,” Anna detailed. Approximately 15 “average” pieces of art fit in Blakely Hall. The optimal size fills its space without overly dominating the wall.
After setting these perimeters, each individual piece of artwork was reviewed. The artwork was considered for its overall appeal, skill level, use of mediums, uniqueness and quality. In most cases, other supporting information was taken into account, such as artist statements, work history and other work as it may appear on the artists’ website.
“The show theme was ‘open’, so the work was not judged on how it would hang together as an exhibition,” Anna distinguishes from other themed shows. As the show is installed at the Blakely Hall gallery, decisions are made to pull the show together to give an overall cohesive appeal by grouping certain pieces together.
The exhibition is open for viewing Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Enjoy 15 talented local artEAST Member artists:
Pamela K. Beer, Dorothy Bonneau, Ruty Daniels, Juliette Fiessinger, Maureen Glidden, Terri Gordon, Britt Greenland, Bonnie Johnson, Anita H. Lehmann, Vikram Madan, Hester Morrissey, Krista Owen, Liz Ruest, Janis J. Smith, Jan Tervonen
Thanatos and Eros by Bonnie Johnson (pen and watercolor)
Wake Up by Anita H Lehmann (monotype pastels)