Friday, March 16, 2012

Looking for Art

The Edge Center gallery in Bigfork is accepting entries for its upcoming eight annual juried art show happening in July of this year. There will be an art professional juror who will select the items to be exhibited from all entries and then will judge the winners. Plus there will be a people’s choice winner selected by visitors.

The purpose of this show is to exhibit diverse works of art that demonstrate mastery of technique, creativity, and presentation. The procedures are straightforward. There can be up to three entries per artist, which have been completed in 2010, 2011 or 2012 and not previously shown in the Edge Center Gallery. Images of the art are sent by e-mail or on a CD-R sent by mail. The entry fee is $20 dollars per artist for up to three entries accompanied by a description of about 50 words for the exhibit catalog. Additional information is at the end of this article and a full schedule, complete rules and entry forms can be found at

Creativity is very important to the criteria for winning in this show. The juror usually does not choose a work that is technically very good but is either a copy or derivative from other work. It is important to do something different.

The juror for the 2012 Art of the Edge: 8th Annual Juried Exhibition is Laura Goliaszewski. She is the Director of the Talley Gallery at Bemidji State University. She views, evaluates and selects the artwork for the Bemidji gallery. She is also a painter who exhibits regionally. For the Edge exhibition, Laura will select the ones to be exhibited at the gallery from all entries, and, then during the opening reception, will select the winners. She is independent in these activities and The Edge Gallery committee has no input in the process. Her decisions are final.

Entry Requirements

Up to three entries per artist. Entered artwork must be original art completed in 2010, 2011 or 2012 and not previously shown in the Edge Center Gallery.

Images of your art sent by e-mail or on a CD-R sent by mail.

$20 per artist for up to three entries

Artist statement of approximately 50 words for the exhibit catalog.

Art On The Edge Calendar

Entry deadline………..Saturday, May 5

Notification……………..Saturday, June 2

Delivery of artwork…Monday, July 2, 10 am – 2 pm

Opening Reception….Friday, July 6, 5-7 pm

Pick up artwork……….Monday, July 30, 10 am – 2 pm


2-D First Place $200 Second Place $100
3-D First Place $200 Second Place $100
People’s Choice $100

Edge Gallery Policies

Work may be in any media and must be original.

Artwork entered must be completed in 2010, 2011 or 2012, not previously shown in the Edge Center Gallery.

Artists are responsible for their own insurance.

Edge Gallery reserves the right to reproduce works for publicity purposes.

Any work submitted for judging must be available for showing during the entire exhibit.

Edge Gallery charges a 30% commission fee on all sales.

Two Options for Entering: Due no Later than May 5, 2012

1. E-mail to

Complete entry label from e-mail, or on the website and copy to your e-mail

Charge $20 at under Online Donations. When asked for "Fund Name", be sure to choose Juried Art Show Entry Fees (entry fee is non-refundable)

Submit a 50-word artist’s statement for the exhibit catalogue

E-mail jpeg photos of up to 3 entries with identification of each photo. 3-D work may have 2 views of each piece.

Expect notification by e-mail


2. Mail to Edge Center Gallery, 102 Second Avenue, Box 304, Bigfork MN 56628
Completed entry label

$20 check payable to the Edge Center Gallery (entry fee is non-refundable)

Self addressed stamped business envelope for notification of results by mail, or ask for e-mail notification

50 word artist’s statement for the exhibit catalogue

CD-R, jpeg format only, with photos of up to three entries, with attached entry label. 3-D work may have two views of each piece

Self addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage if you want the CD to be returned

OR combine the two options! Just have everything clearly marked


Contact: Lynn Nachbar 218-743-6018 or

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