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Call for Entries - Open Regional Juried Show

Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, June 28 - Sunday, July 29, 2017
Delivery Date: Sunday, June 25, 1 - 4 PM
Where: Barn Gallery on the corner of Shore Road & Bourne Lane, Ogunquit.
Juror: Andres Verzosa, former Interim Executive Director and Curator at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) and former owner of Aucocisco Galleries in Portland, Maine.

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Regional Artists: An Open, Juried Show 2017

I'd like to thank Deidre O'Flaherty for asking me to be the juror for the 2017 Open Regional Juried Show. A robust two-hundred-and-seven (207) artworks were presented for my consideration by one hundred and thirty (130) artists on a Sunday afternoon and put through a daunting blind-juried process. I was told that eighty-six (86) of the artists were not members of the Ogunquit Art Association (OAA), truly an exciting opportunity to review new talent for the seacoast visual art community! I was impressed by the high quality of artwork submitted which ranged widely in subject matter and style.

In thirty plus years I have put together several hundred art exhibits and shows both in for-profit venues such as such as my former Aucocisco Galleries and in non-profit settings as a curator or organizer of exhibitions- most recently as the interim curator and director of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art last year.

I have worked with many emerging, mid career, and mature artists. I feel that I have benefited greatly from having handled thousands and thousands of artworks and ingested both tangible and intangible information pertinent and germane to those artworks - ultimately providing me with a tremendous lexicon of imagery and honing what is oft recognized in my field of having "an eye".

So with my proverbial eye, I looked, and looked, and looked at the art works submitted for this show. Then I made selections through successive rounds of works making decisions of what to keep or to let go based solely upon on esoteric hunches, speculation and intuition. I ended up selecting 72 works of art that you will see if you visit the Barn Gallery this month. Another charged with my task may have kept or excluded some or all of what I selected - such is life. Come in and see how well or poorly I did in your estimation.

Most importantly, my heartfelt congratulations go out to all that entered artwork to this open juried show. You are brave. My thanks especially goes to the Ogunquit Arts Collaborative/Barn Gallery for having first and foremost provided opportunity to those motivated and ambitious enough to submit their artwork for this show. To those who did not make it in this time, I encourage you to submit again. And to those who did make it in this time, do not rest upon your laurels. Continue to make your art. Art is in the eye of the beholder and taste is capricious so keep chasing the muse and keep making art because you must. Show your work at every opportunity and always enter your best work. Continue to push the boundaries, and let the world delight in discovering you.

Andres A. Verzosa,
June 27, 2017

In 2017 130 artists entered 207 works of art. The juror selected 21 works by 34 members of the Ogunquit Art Association and 51 works by 86 regional artists. Congratulations!

We thank Andres Verzosa for selecting an exciting and beautiful exhibition and we thank all of the artists who enter work in this exhibition year after year.

Deidre O'Flaherty,
President - OAC/Barn

Patricia Andreotti

Dustan Knight



Jayne Adams



2017 Juror - Andres A. Verzosa

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