Wednesday, March 28, 2012

CAC 23rd Annual Juried Show




I was involved behind-the-scenes with the Contemporary Art Center's 23rd Annual Juried Show, so helped install the works. The selection of 52 pieces from over 600 submissions was made by guest juror Mat Gleason, LA-based curator and art critic. This is an excerpt from his Curator's Statement 'Let Art Ride':
The methodology as I stared at hundreds and hundreds of artworks to
arrive at these was less like following the north star and more like
picking the right table - intuition with a little pleasurable retinal
intercourse. The jaded mind's eye is the only enemy in art. Glamour is
the only sin. With these two rules I critique and curate with all the
hope that ignoring trends of the year and flavors of the month will
allow.
The sponsored award winners announced at the opening are:
Best of Show (Cirque du Soleil Cultural Action Dept) - Joanna Lord
First Prize (Jim Stanford & Lynn Morris) - Margi Weir
Second Prize (Jim Stanford & Lynn Morris) - Will Cruz
Third Prize (Wells Fargo) - Haikuhie Tataryan
Honorable Mention (Desert Art Supplies) - Jayson Warnock
Honorable Mention (Framing Studios Inc) - Mike Busch.

Image bottom right: Best of Show winner Joanna Lord with juror Mat Gleason.

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