Jurying in guidelines

How to Jury In – References are to our Handbook pages

Summerville Artist Guild offers the opportunity to Jury in as an
exhibiting artist twice a year, once at a fall meeting and again at a spring meeting. After reading the Jurying Guidelines for Exhibiting Status, (pg. 11) and How to prepare for hanging your art (pg. 15), you are ready to make the next step.

1. In fall or spring several days prior to the scheduled meeting you will need to contact the current President to let her/him know you are ready to be juried in. (It is important you let the President know so arrangements can be made for Judges).

2. Bring your 3 works of art prepared as stated in the guideline sat 6:00 pm. There will be a separate room set up in the Church for the Jury-in process. Leave your work in that room. This is a private procedure and is done behind closed doors.

3. Go to the meeting.

4. After the meeting go back to the room and pick up your work.

5. You will be notified prior to the next meeting if your work met the requirements for an Exhibiting member. This notice will be sent out as quickly as possible, however we ask for your patience, sometimes it takes longer than expected.

Original work shall comply with ALL of the following criteria:

1) The work is the artist’s original creation and is not, in whole or in part, a copy of any other person’s work or photograph, including non-copyrighted works.
2) The work was created solely by the artist and not under the supervision of an instructor.
3) The work is not a photographic, computer generated or any other electronically generated work.

Presentation of an artist’s work is also important. Work must be properly framed, with no damage to the molding or dustcover. Canvases other than gallery-wrap style canvases must be properly framed. No clip frames will be accepted. All work must be properly wired.

The following areas will be considered by the jurying committee:
Originality: Focus on imagination and creativity, development of original ideas, themes, and handling of subject matter.
Technique: Proficiency and skill in use of medium.
Composition: Strong effective use of line, form, color, value, center of interest.
Drawing Skills: Good general ability with understanding of proportion, perspective (within context of artistic style used).
Presentation: Quality and condition of mat and frame. Must be compatible with the art and not detract. The look of a frame adds to the integrity of the piece.