Monday, March 1, 2010

Call for Entries for the Art on the Edge

It’s time to start planning to enter the Edge Center Gallery Juried Exhibit that is in July. The way juried exhibits work is that emerging and experienced artists choose the 1 to 3 pieces of their own work that they think are most successful. They photograph them, copy them to a CD, and send the CD with $15 and an entry form to The Edge Center Gallery in Bigfork. At that point the CD’s are given to the juror who compares all the entries and chooses those that he or she thinks are the best and will create an interesting exhibit. The juror is looking for skillful composition, good craftsmanship, meaning, and creativity. The juror will be someone with wide experience in looking at art, who is from outside our area.

Getting the entry form is the first step. Call or e-mail Lynn to get one. See below. Getting up your nerve is the hard part. Yes, this year’s juror may not choose your work, but he might! Last year, Peggy Selander, who had never entered a juried show before, won first place for her painting “Indigo”.

“Art on the Edge: Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition” is open to all visual art media including Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Glass, Textiles, Jewelry, Photography, Graphic Design, Woodworking, Printmaking and Mixed Media. The work must all be original, created in 2008, 2009 or 2010 and never shown before in the Edge Center Gallery. This exhibit is not restricted geographically.

Entering artists must send up to 3 images on CD-Rom (jpeg), an entry form, an artist’s statement (about 50 words) for the catalog, and a $15 entry fee to Edge Center Gallery, Box 304, Bigfork, MN 56628 by May 10, 2010. Artwork that has been selected by the juror must be delivered to the Gallery by June 28, 2010.

“Art on the Edge” will be July 1 through July 31, 2009 with the Artists’ Reception and Awards on Friday, July 2.

Information and entry forms may be requested by sending your name and address to Edge Center Gallery, Box 304, Bigfork, MN 56628 or contacting Lynn Nachbar, 218-743-6018 or Soon you will be able to print a form from the website, Or pick one up at the Edge Center.

2010 Events

  • 10-11 Fargo’s Theatre B – The Year of Magical Thinking –Sat. 7pm Sun. - 2pm
  • 18th Itasca Community Chorus – 3PM
  • 29th Pat Surface – afternoon school 2:10pm Eve. 7PM
  • Piatagorsky Concert – watch for details

  • 4th week – MUSICAL Fiddler on the Roof – Edgewild Players

  • 17/18 Stages Theater – Willy Wonka

  • 14th Piano Bar Music – Northern Lights Trio – 7PM

  • 12th Pretenders and Friends 50’s-60’s Rock n’ Roll Band 2pm

  • TU Dance Company – Watch for dates

  • 12th LaPlante Family Bluegrass Christmas Concert – 2PM