Thursday, January 19, 2012

Juried Members: New Works - Putting Together the Show and the Reception

Hello everyone. This is another post from Taylor, Associated Artists' intern for the month.

Last week, Associated Artists set up its newest show, Juried Members: New Works.

Opening reception for Juried Members: New Works
Sitting at the check-in table, I was excited to see all the new pieces coming in. We had 78 entries. It’s a strong show with a variety of works. What makes it especially dynamic is that there is a large assortment of media and subject matter. Of course there are oils, acrylics and watercolors, but there’s also photography, ceramics, pastels and mixed media. Most of the Juried Members took advantage of being able to submit up to three works, which creates a unity for the show as a whole.

Although I’ve hung a couple of student shows at Salem College before, this was my first experience hanging a gallery show. Alongside Juried Member and volunteer Joyce Teta, I spent almost all day last Monday designing and hanging the works. The good news is that our efforts were well worth the end result—the show looks great! We’ve gotten some compliments on it already.

Last Thursday, Associated Artists hosted an opening reception for the show. A nice crowd showed up and mingled for a bit. The colors of the night were purple, green and gray, as it seems almost everyone was wearing at least one of those colors. There were delicious snacks and desserts to round off the evening.

All in all a great show; everyone should bring a friend and come check it out before it closes on February 17!

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