2016 Painting and Photography Juried Show
Arts Center of Yates County
Although art is subjective, critique is a major part of any artistic creation. Receiving feedback for improvement enables artists to evolve and grow. A juried show is an opportunity for regional and local artists to receive criticism from other well-known professionals.
The Arts Center of Yates County is presenting its 2nd annual juried show, opening on June 10th at the Flick Gallery. In a juried show, artists submit their work, which professional artists are recruited to judge or “jury.” Only what they feel is the best gets into the show (the Flick Gallery is limited to sixty pieces). Then, out of those pieces, judges issue merit awards.
Judges for the show are nationally recognized pastel painter, Lyn Asselta from Florida and well-travelled and known photographer Willie Osterman of New York. Lyn was featured on the cover of February’s Pastel Journal. She is known for her ability to make ordinary places into extraordinary pastel paintings. Willie Osterman is a professor and program chair of the Fine Art Photography department at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. He has exhibited throughout the United States and internationally. Willie’s carefully crafted themes provide a unique perspective on his own life events, historical archives and the world around him.
Everyone is invited to attend the exhibit’s opening reception at the Flick Gallery on June 10th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Awards will be presented during the reception, which is free and open to the public. Come meet the artists, enjoy live music, wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and see if you agree with the judges. Top awards for excellence in painting and photography have been generously provided by the family of Florence Middlebrook and Stephen and Elise Rosenfeld. The show runs through July 18th.