We didn’t get any jewellery or textile entries this year. As well, we realized that we have forgotten to make an award for “Pottery or Ceramics”. We’ve shifted some of the award money around to fix both of those problems. You will see that in the updated awards grid on About the Show.
Speaking of awards, remember that they will be announced at the Opening reception, Oct 16. We’ll do the awards near the beginning, so don’t be late! (Artists: You do not have to be there to receive an award!)
Award winners get the cash, and will also be given a custom-designed badge to display on their social media or website. Here’s the best Photography badge:
We put out our call to artists back in the Spring by contacting various
Arts groups, associations and Arts & Culture divisions in as many
towns & cities as we could find. This map shows where our entrants came from. Each town or city has just one pin; many had more than one artist send us work.
I thought that I should put up a couple of photos to let everyone see what one of the Old Town Hall Serpa Galleries looks like. It’s such a beautiful space, and we’re really looking forward to seeing the Newmarket Juried Art Show display on these walls! (I’ll post pictures of the other Gallery later – the NJAS will occupy both Galleries!) Show: Oct 11-26 Reception: Oct 16
Photo credit: Jason Wighton. Photos supplied by Newmarket Arts & Culture, showing previous exhibits
Here’s a question that was asked twice on the same day, by two different photographers: Do I submit the original jpg file, or a picture of the framed print?
I’m a photographer (but I’m not gonna enter my own show, of course), so I often enter images to shows before making a final print and deciding on the print-run limit. Storing prints is hard, especially framed. I know in advance what size the image will be, and I make an educated guess at the frame size.
So please, just submit the jpeg of the image itself. As you fill in the submission form, you will be asked the size of the image, including any framing.
We have a new award, and this is a huge – world first huge – announcement, and we are So Excited: Art Gate VR is a virtual reality platform (using 3D goggles & handset, like for VR gaming) for galleries, collectors, and artists to exhibit art. Art Gate will award a six month solo exhibition in virtual reality to one of the finalists in the Newmarket Juried Art Show. This will be a free four-artwork exhibition for 6 months. A larger exhibition can be discussed with the winner if desired.