April 10 – We are booked in for a two-week show at the Serpa Galleries in Newmarket’s Old Town Hall. Our show will start September 18 and run to October 2, assuming the pandemic numbers are down enough to allow the Town to open the facility.
This will have an effect on our fees, of course, as our expenses will be higher than they were last year. You may recall that last year, for the virtual show, we dropped out fees by over 40%; we actually ran a bit into the red.
We put the question to our followers on Instagram – charge full fee and offer refunds if the show can’t go “live”, or charge the online-only fee and ask for more if it can go “live”. There haven’t been many answers yet, but most (all but one, atm) suggest the former, so we will update the entry page soon.
In either case, we will continue to waive the fee for artists who have been hit hard financially by the pandemic.
So, continue to hope, and to interpret these times through your art (or the arts that keep you going day-to-day). Share and enjoy! Think Globally, Art Locally!
Sunday, March 21: Dave and Peggy thank the artists, who sent us a total of 75 pieces of work. Jurist Brendon McNaughton set up a Google Meet with Peggy & Dave this afternoon, and we made some hard decisions…
Here are the artists and the works that the jury selected. The gallery will be ready in a day or so.
Title of Work
Streams of paradise
In the Flow
ND Covid Safe Space
Down the Back Roads
Not for the Faint of Heart
Calm Before The Storm – Laughing Gull
Wetlands Walk in Winter
Dans l’attente de jours meilleurs
Karen L Bowen
Be Still My Heart
Karen L Bowen
My Covid Visitors
Memories of Beaches
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Beauty in the Shadows and the Light
Winter’s First Kiss
The Family Creek
Locked Down Mermaid
The Melting Top
Two Sided Charcuterie Board
Walking through the memory lane
Between the Clouds
Xiao Wen Xu
Congratulations to all those who will be in the show. Whether you are in or not, we hope that you will help us by spreading the word about the show, and encouraging sales. Remember – NJAS takes no commission, so all sales go to the artist.
Everything is in place. Dates are set. Fees* are set. Submission page & form are set. So we’re All Set! We’re just waiting for… I dunno, what? Soon…. *Fees: We wound up a little bit in the red last year due to cutting our fee to $20. This year will be $25. But we will still waive the fee for artists who have been hit hard financially by the pandemic (honour system – we won’t ask). And as always, no commission! Did I say Soon? Share and enjoy Think Globally, Art Locally
We adjusted the awards we gave to respond to work sent in, as well as to the points system we used with the jury panel. For example, we had too few submissions in some categories, and many in Painting & Drawing, so we decided to give two awards in the latter.
Here are the awards. Who got them? Tune in to our online Opening Gala, starting at 7pm on the 15th October to find out.
Congratulations to all the artists who will be exhibited in the 2020 online version of the Newmarket Juried Art Show. Here are their names, in no particular order:
Karin Foulds, Holly Archer, Jake Deeth, Walter Bauer, David Schembri, Sibernie James-Bosch, Bill Lunshof, Marc Morais, Julie Robb, Zahra Nasrin, Caitlin Sabean-Untermann, Kathy Pistor, Carol Walthers, Natalia Shields, Laura Schembri, Sheila Romard, Maria Petrov, Donna Fegan, Marlene Bulas, Stella Capogna, Donna Greenstein, Elayne Windsor, Nancy Jones, Kaitlyn Sproule, Marion Plaunt, Carol Teal, Anita Niemeyer, Geoff Clarke
The galleries and individual artist pages are all made, and the show will be available here and on ArtGateVR starting October 7.
The Jury Panel is still deliberating over the awards, which will be announced during our October 15 Opening Gala, starting at 7pm Eastern, on YouTube.