Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Fine Arts Show


Yesterday, I entered the "C-Note Show" at the San Diego Art Institute (www.sandiego-art.org) . This is the first time I've been in a "fine arts" gallery show.

There was a "jury" of sorts-- the staff member checking stuff in was the "jury", and she said "Oh! Lovely!... is this the only one?" Most people, at least up to when I brought mine in, were entering the max (8 pieces)-- they will be "juried" a bit more strenuously, but everybody entering pieces that meet the general criteria (framed or mounted if not on stretched canvas; wired for hanging if "wall art") will get at least one of their pieces "hung".

2 comments:

kaytee said...

The piece I entered is essentially an oversized "beaded cab" in a frame. The cabochon part is a quartz crystal cluster with a relatively flat base, about 3" x 4". I glued it to a piece of generic "stiff stuff", then beaded around it, made bridges over sections of it, etc. For almost a year, it kinda sat like that (unfinished), because I had no idea what to do with it-- too big for a brooch or most necklaces (was considering a collar). I stitched that to a piece of artist canvas, then filled in the space (to fit the frame opening) with appliqued beads. The frame is wood, painted black with "Ceramicoat" (not a good idea, by the way, even if it does "clean up with water), then spayed with a satin glaze. Scatches in the paint job were covered with Swarovski foiled flat-backs....

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