Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Juried Show Ready to Go

This will be the ninth annual juried art exhibition at The Edge Center Gallery in Bigfork.  Anne Dugan, Cruator of the Duluth Art Institute, selected 38 artworks from 34 artists for this year’s “Art on the Edge” show. Present will be works including a wide variety of styles and media from Minnesota artists.  The exhibit is in the Gallery from July 5 through July 27. The Opening Reception is on Friday, July 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 with the Awards Ceremony at 6:15. Visitors to the show’s opening reception will also be able to vote for a People’s Choice winner. The Gallery is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.  Admission is no charge.

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Anne Dugan, (below), in her three years at the Duluth At Institute, has presented 40 contemporary visual arts exhibits featuring emerging and mid-career artists from the Arrowhead region, she founded and leads the Twin Ports Gallery group, and she has introduced an expanded audience engagement series.  She is from Northern Minnesota and after graduating from Carleton College in Northfield went on to get her Master's at Columbia University in New York.  She worked at the Walker Art center before settling into the Duluth area.  Her energy for the arts is infectious and, regarding her current position, she says, “I still feel amazingly fortunate to have landed my “dream job”.

(photo from Ennyman’s Territory)

Anne has chosen artwork from a record number of entries to this Juried Exhibit. The artists are all ages and from all over Minnesota. There are paintings, drawings, collages, mixed media, photography, quilts, sculpture, glass, and woodwork. Many different styles from realistic to abstract are represented.

A special thanks to all the volunteers who make The Edge Center possible and, in particular, the group who set up this show.  Also a special thanks to the sponsors of this year’s Art on The Edge Juried show: Northland Dental Clinic, Arvig Communications, First State Bank of Bigfork, Kocian's Family Grocery and Bigfork Valley Hospital.

Please come to the opening reception and get a chance to vote for the People's Choice Award. It is a chance for each audience member to vote for his or her favorite work of art. Like armchair quarterbacking, it's your chance to second-guess the juror. You may vote all day July 5 up until 6:00 pm at the Opening Reception.

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