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April 24, 2014

Deadlines for two juried art shows near

There are upcoming deadlines for the Cooperstown Art Association’s Regional Juried Art Exhibition and National Juried Art Exhibition, with submissions for the regional show due this Friday and Saturday.

“A juried show is open to the public. Anyone can enter but not everybody can get in,” said Janet Erway, director of the CAA.

The Regional Juried Art Exhibition, also known as Essential Art, is in its 23rd year. The National Juried Art Exhibition, formerly known as the Annual Art Show, will be going into its 79th.

The jurors for this year’s regional show are Charles Bremer and Edmond Rinnooy-Kan, while the juror for the national show is Sondra Freckelton. All three are professional artists who have had their work exhibited widely.

A key element in the jurying for both the CAA’s regional and national show is that the pieces are evaluated with their creators remaining anonymous.

“The jurors do not have access to the names of the people,” said Erway.

The shows have other commonalities as submissions to either show must be no more than two year old, must be from an artist 18 years old or older and must be for sale. The CAA takes a 30% commission on any sales made at either the national or regional show.

Despite this, the processes by which entries are submitted and evaluated for the two shows are quite different.

For the Regional Juried Art Exhibition entrants can submit only one piece of art. This piece may be submitted in the painting, graphics, mixed media or sculpture categories. All entries must be delivered in-person to the Cooperstown Art Association Galleries at 22 Main St. within a two-day time frame. This year, those days are April 25 and 26, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on each day. The entry fee is $10 for non-members and $9 for members of the CAA.

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