News items as of November 6, 2015

Upcoming CMW meeting coming this Monday, November 9thNo ice or snow to contend with — come out and network — we have new members and will be a great time to meet them,.  You  may check in, sign up for upcoming shows and socialize at 6 PM  at Paramount visual art studio.  Meeting starts at 6:20 by Stef Young and a demo by Duane Barnhart begins at 6:40. To see his work click on this site:  http://duane-barnhart.com   

VISUAL ARTS MINNESOTA ANNOUNCES A STATE-WIDE CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR IT’S 16TH ANNUAL ESSENTIAL ART JURIED EXHIBITION AND CELEBRATION

VAM show 2016 Call to Art

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29th, 2015  EXHIBIT DATES: JANUARY 22nd – FEBRUARY 28th, 2016 Paramount Theatre Lobby Gallery 913 W. St. Germain St. St. Cloud, MN 56301 Open to Minnesota residents. Register artwork in any media (painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, etc.) completed within the past two years. The Essential Art Exhibition has been an opportunity for artists to come together on a yearly basis and exhibit their best work. Included in the process is an artist critique on the day of the reception with the juror and a docent talk of the winning pieces during the reception. NEW THIS YEAR: Jurying will be online and only accepted work will be delivered to to the gallery.

STATEMENT FROM JUROR, GLENN QUIST: Over the years I’ve acted as a juror for several art shows. I do it when I’m asked because I enjoy the opportunity to see a variety of artwork and to interact with other artists. I’ve never fooled myself or tried to fool others that I’m some kind of superior artist. I don’t believe in such things, however, I do feel I’m qualified based on my lifetime of experience as a working artist. I’m also not rigid in my beliefs about art. I love diversity and my criteria for judging encompasses a variety of ideas and perceptions but ultimately comes down to my own gut reactions. This is the privilege of working as a judge. It’s like visiting a museum where you also get to hand out a few rewards. Don’t be mistaken. I do take it seriously and it’s always very daunting to have to make final choices and I’m more than willing to discuss my point of view with whomever is interested. How do you win at art? It isn’t a sport and this isn’t the Paris Salon of the 1800’s. My opinion is you win simply by going through the process and putting yourself out there and I encourage anyone who makes art to participate.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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