Kamloops Arts Council ART EXPOSED
On jurying day, the Kamloops Arts Council will provide each juror with a worksheet that reflects the four criteria below. Jurors examine each piece in the exhibit and place a checkmark in each category where the artwork has achieved success. If they find the work to be exceptional and worth consideration of a prize, they will place a checkmark in the box marked “Recommend for a Prize”.
The Kamloops Arts Council recognizes that each judge will bring his or her own unique artistic knowledge and experience to the process. (We think that’s the fun part!) Please note that there are two categories, 2D and 3D (emerging and established artists in each category) plus a special youth category for ages 8 – 14.
Note: jurors may raise a “youth” to “emerging” artist to a higher category if they feel that the work is beyond the level that the artist has applied for and deserves a prize in the higher category.
JURORS & PRIZES Policy: No family or person related to a juror, staff or members of the committee who select the jurors are eligible for prizes. In addition, only residents of the TNRD are eligible for prizes. Those who are ineligible due to conflict of interest or living out of the area may still enter Art Exposed for the chance to show and sell their work, but they will be marked on the spreadsheet as ineligible.
Design Elements: The artwork has achieved success in the following areas:
- Unity and Coherence
Skill in Handling of Media: The artist demonstrates a maturity in use of the chosen media, including layering of colour, texture, marks/brushstrokes and complexity.
Originality: The artwork is a new and unique idea, something that hasn’t been overdone (the rules are clear that artwork that is a direct copy of another artist’s work is not permitted.)
Presentation: The artwork is properly framed or mounted, tidy and clean of frame marks, etc.
After jurors have assessed each piece individually, they will be asked to come together and do the following:
– Rank their top 10 picks in each category (assuming there will be overlap)
– Decide which pieces will be awarded 1st and 2nd prizes in each category – 2D & 3D for emerging and established artists. Rosette ribbons for each will be awarded on Opening Night with cheques to follow.
– Decide which piece will be awarded “Youth – Jurors’ Choice”.
– Decide together which pieces deserve an Honourable Mention. The guideline is 10% of entries. For the piece to be awarded an Honourable Mention, at least 2 of the 3 jurors must agree on this decision.
– All prize winners will have ribbons placed on the pieces after the announcements on the Opening Night.
Thank you for supporting this event in our community. We are looking forward to a fantastic exhibition!
Glossary of Terms:
- Balance: The equilibrium of opposing or interacting forces in a pictorial design.
- Composition: The overall organization and arrangement of visual elements within the work.
- Colour: Consider the following: constancy, discord, harmony, symbolism, triads, complementary, warm and cool, emotion, hue, local, primary, saturation, contrast, value, pink, tone, tonality, transparency, light and dark
- Shape or Form: When referring to objects, it is the shape and structure of the thing. When referring to two-dimensional artworks, it is the visual aspect composition, structure, and the work of the whole. A visually perceived area created either by an enclosing line or by color and value changes defining outer edges.
- Line: Consider the following: actual, contour, implied, quality, force. A line is a visual element of length. It can be created by setting a point in motion.
- Proportion: Size measured against other elements or again the mental normal or stand. A ratio.
- Rhythm: An element of design based on the repetition of recurrent motif, consider pattern, symmetry.
- Texture: The surface quality of objects that appeal to the tactile sense.
- Unity and Coherence: The degree of agreement existing among the elements of the design.
In addition, Jurors are required to do one on one critiques with the artists who choose to have one. A critique is where jurors offer gentle advice from a professional, and varied point of view that the artist may not have considered before to help them to grow and expand as an artist. These take place on the Sunday of the first weekend during Art Exposed.
There is an honorarium of $350 and the jurors should expect to devote approximately 6 hours to judging, and 2 – 6 hours to critiquing.
Jurors must be available for the day before Art Exposed opens during March (exact dates TBA) for judging and on the Sunday of the first weekend to offer critiques. Note: the amount of time you will be needed on Sunday is dependent on the amount of artists signed up to have their work critiqued.