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Call for Entries - Open Regional Juried Show
Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, June 29 - Sunday, July 30, 2016
Regional Artists: An Open, Juried Show 2016
While I reviewed the 169 works of art submitted for consideration to the 2016 Open Regional Exhibition, I was reminded of the dedication of artists who in addition to their studio practices devote untold hours supporting their peers and serving arts organizations in their communities. Their passions, creativity, and involvement add immeasurably to the rich cultural life of a place that people seek to live in and which so many of us enjoy as visitors. Every year Barn Gallery invites local artists who are not members of the Ogunquit Art Association to enter work in Regional Artists: An Open Juried Show. OAA members may also enter work for the juror's consideration. The exhibition, now in its 20th year, is a testament to the enthusiasm and commitment of the OAA members and to the vitality of the seacoast arts community.
It was a pleasure to be introduced to new artists using different approaches to depict familiar subjects. To be sure, the region's legacy of landscape and seascape painting remains strong—some of the more accomplished pieces in the show tackle these subjects, but entries presenting personal and political points of view caught my interest and I hope they do yours as well. Take time to look closely at the works of art, study the compositions and marvel at the inventiveness of techniques and bold palettes, you will be rewarded by discovering something new and unexpected.
There's much to see. Enjoy the show.
Kristina L. Durocher
In 2016 89 artists entered 169 works of art. The juror accepted 31 works by 23 members of the Ogunquit Art Association and 46 works by 37 regional artists. Congratulations!
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