I had the great fun of jurying two art exhibitions here in Atlanta recently. The first is at the Mable House Arts Center and is sponsored by the Atlanta Branch of the National League of American Pen Women. The show will be up until March 1st, 2012. Here are some pictures of the show I took while judging the prize winners.
I am used to my work being judged by others, but I really liked the chance to select what I considered to be the best pieces submitted for a show. I received a lovely thank-you letter from Mikki Dillon, the exhibition’s coordinator, which said, “Everyone commented on the excellence of the exhibition quality and variety.” Although I find painting in a realistic style most satisfying for myself, I love all types of art. I got a whiff of surprise when I picked the mandala painting above as my favorite; I sensed people expected me to be partial to painting styles more like my own. That seems like nepotism, like giving my family preference when someone else was better qualified, and would have made a poor quality outcome.
The exhibit is 5239 Floyd Road in Mableton, GA. The Marietta Journal wrote an article about it on February 5th, here’s the link:
I acted as judge in another show in Atlanta, at the Atlanta Artists Center, 2979 Grandview Ave. 30305. The show is entitled, “Seeing Red,” and is the monthly juried exhibition for February. Here is a link to see some pictures of it:
The gallery is open 10:00am – 4:00pm Tuesday – Saturday.