Monday, March 23, 2009
Redwood Art Association's Juried Spring Exhibit at the Morris Graves Museum for the art: my entry
On this blustery spring day I drove over to the Morris Graves to deliver my entry: The Bridge of Sighs, mixed media painting on handmade Indian paper. The RAA was, as always, very well organized to receive the art work. About seven volunteers involved. First you go through a check for "fitness" of the piece, for a painting that means that it is well framed with a secure wire in the back. Doug Blair's framing work always passes muster. Then there are several other steps including the one where you find out if you are up on your dues or not. There is no fee for entering the show - but I often end up paying my yearly dues at this time. I got to wander about and look at the submitted art work. I recognized the hand of many artist. Supposedly 134 or so pieces had been submitted, fewer than last year. I learned that Stock Sleuter and Jim McVicker had decided to pass, since the juror is the owner and curator of a gallery in Sonoma in which their work is shown. ( see my entry in the blog on March 4th, and see the RAA website in useful links) To my disappointment I found out that the juror was not going make a presentation about how she went about choosing the art. This selection will take place tomorrow, and the results posted online on Tuesday. In the past, we had to go to the Morris Graves and look at a typed list to see who was in or out. It is good to have the RAA online!