What is a juried art show?
In a juried art show, artists submit works which qualified jurists then select for inclusion in the exhibition. Jurists are generally senior artists with teaching, curatorial or gallery experience. They are usually not local, and so have no ties to local artists.
Newmarket and area is home to a surprisingly lively and talented community of artists. This Juried Art Show will give Newmarket artists a showcase where their work can be seen alongside the work of artists from across Southern Ontario.
Will I be able to buy some of the artwork?
Yes. Most work is usually for sale at these shows, but artists will have the option of showing work that is not for sale.
What progress has been made to date?
The gallery has been booked, the Town has partnered with us, the website exists, most award money has been donated, and contact lists of Ontario artists and Arts Associations have been begun. Artists have begun to apply. The Co-Directors have had tremendous advice and support from Richard Helms, director of the Uxbridge Juried Art Show.
How is the judging done, and how are the awards allocated?
Judging is based on digital images sent by the artists, and an initial allocation of awards is decided from those images, too. We hope to finalize the awards based on the actual work, once it has been delivered.
When will the artists be able to send their work?
Will I have to gallery-sit?
No. As a Town facility, the Gallery is staffed.
Will I have to be present for the installation / hanging?
No. Staff and volunteers will do the hanging. It will be beautiful.