Adventure Challenge – Jury an Art Show

I have never officially juried an art show. When I was asked I jumped at the opportunity. I was asked by a museum to jury a local art exhibit. The work was all very different so the works were judged on certain criteria. There were 10 questions, all answered with a ranking system from 1 to 10. At the end the numbers would be added to calculate the winner. To make it fair, I was accompanied by 2 other artists who also judged.

Some of the questions were:

1) Is the work original?

2) Does the artist have control over their medium?

3) Does the composition flow?

These were all excellent questions that made me think about my own work. I think art is so completely subjective that it is hard to judge artwork. However, when you judge it based on specific points, it becomes a lot easier. It was clear that some had amazing control over their medium where others needed improvement. It made me really stand back and look at composition and where my eyes were taken throughout the picture.

The best part of judging this show was that it completely inspired me. Even though I know all of these specific points to look for in art, you tend to forget thinking about them when creating. The reminder is appreciated and the inspiration is flowing.


About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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