Jurying in

Jurying in for Exhibiting Member Status
Set forth by the Summerville Artist Guild Members Handbook version 2016

Once you are juried into the Summerville Artist Guild, you will always be an exhibiting member as long as you are a member of SAG.

Associate Members who have attended at least two regular meetings may submit paintings for consideration on a jury-in date. The jurying Committee is appointed by the Executive Committee and will receive work for jurying on the regular meeting day.

The next Jurying-In process will take place during the SAG members meeting on March 5, 2020) Please note: If you are in need of one meeting; the March 5, 2020 SAG meeting may count as one if you stay for the meeting.

The Summerville Artist Guild requires three works of art completed within the previous two years for jurying. Please contact Jan Kelley at artist.jankelley@gmail.com to tell her you want to be on the list to bring your art work on March 5, 2020 so she can have the judges present to look at your art. 

After reading the Guidelines for jurying below and preparing your art, you are ready to follow these steps.   
1)    Be at the church by 6 p.m. on March 5, 2020.
2)    There will be a separate room set-up at the church for the Jury-In process. Please bring your three pieces of Art to that room before the social and meeting. This is a private process which will be done behind closed doors.
3)    After the members meeting you may go back to the room to pick up your work.
4)    You will be notified by snail mail prior to the next meeting if your work met the requirements to be an Exhibiting member of SAG. This notice will be sent out as quickly as possible. Please be patient, sometimes it takes a little 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 supervision of an instructor.
3) The work is not a photographic, computer generated or any other electronically generated work.
4) 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 being used.
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 art and not detract. Lack of a frame adds to the integrity of the piece.