BAYarts Juried Exhibition 2020
BAYarts Juried Exhibition has become an important outlet for northeast Ohio artists. Opening March 13 in BAYarts Sullivan Gallery, this year’s judges are well-known local art influencers John W. Carlson and Shari Wilkins.
Part of BAYarts community for over fifteen years, Carlson teaches Figure Drawing and The Basics and Beyond. His work has been featured in several solo and group shows in BAYarts galleries. The Juried Exhibition’s large variety of contributing artists appeals to him. “I’m excited about the range of quality and diversity in the work that has been submitted in recent years.”
As founder and executive director of The Cleveland Print Room, located in the Arts & Crafts Complex in Cleveland, Wilkins oversees an organization that includes a community darkroom, education center, artist workspace, and photographic gallery. For the juried exhibition, Wilkins says she is “geared up to find new gems among the submissions.”
BAYarts Artistic Director Karen Petkovic will curate the show, which she says is a reflection of BAYarts’ mission for inspiring and promoting artists. With over 150 entries, even artists who do not make it into the exhibition have an enriching experience, says Petkovic. “The process provides an opportunity for artists who may not show their work on a regular basis to be involved with the workings of a gallery art show. It’s a very educational process, having their work reviewed subjectively by experienced professionals who are offering constructive feedback.” She adds, “It may sting a little when your piece is not selected, but when artists give in to the process, they realize that the reward comes from allowing their work to be seen and evaluated so that they will grow in their practice as an artist.”
Cash prizes for this show are contingent on the number of entries and artist memberships. Sponsored by longtime partner Metro Lexus, additional proceeds support BAYarts’ mission to seek and groom new artists, as well as provide continued support to more established artists. Many winners of the juried shows over the years have gone on to have solo shows at BAYarts and other galleries.
In 2019, Kimberly Chapman won Best of Show with her ceramic sculpture series ‘A’ is for Active, ‘S’ is for Shooter. Other artists who have garnered awards include James March, Michaelle Marschall, Tina Elkins, Patty Flauto, Lisa Schonberg and Anne Manley.
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