Paramount Theatre Lobby Gallery
Many Changes this Year! And it’s gonna be good!
Visual Arts Minnesota will present its 13th Annual Essential Art Exhibition & Celebration, which will be the only adult juried art show presented by the organization during this upcoming year.
This annual exhibit has been a great opportunity to exhibit 1-2 pieces of art from top artists from throughout Minnesota. This year, Visual Arts Minnesota would like to see it as not a competition, as in year’s past, but as a celebration of excellence in the visual arts!
The exhibition will run from January 7 – February 14, 2012, with an art reception on Friday, January 11, from 6:30 – 8:30pm. The reception will feature a performance by local performing artists, as well as a presentation by the juror, with an award ceremony.
The juror for the exhibition is curator and arts writer, Christopher Atkins, of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ program Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program. We have used him as a presenter in previous programs, but would love to have his input on artists from greater Minnesota (since that is the primary artist pool that we attract.)
The artwork accepted into the exhibit will be primarily 2D and 3D work, featuring paintings, drawings, sculpture and ceramics. Artists from throughout Minnesota will be invited to submit, and approximately 35 pieces will be featured.
By having a reception in the Paramount Theatre, we will be able to discuss the art exhibit winners, in a large scale. The presentation will be a large scale slide show allowing for the audience of artists and supporters, to see and understand the point of view of the juror (which is always subject to opinion and discourse.)
This form is a response to come and celebrate during the Essential Art Celebration, January 11, 2013! (not for registering your work)