If you have a moment this weekend we would like you to stop by The Arts Center between 3-5 pm on Sunday, Sept 15. Its the reception for the JFAA Annual Show and as always this show is a delightful mixture of color, texture, subject and style. It is an opportunity for fledgling artists to mingle with professionals and experience having their art in an exhibition.
This year there are a total of 44 artists from 17 different towns and three states. There are 89 pieces on display. The largest category of submitted works is Photography, which is evenly split between black and white and color, of this, most are digital. The second most prevelant category is painting and that is split between oils, watercolors and acrylic. Jamestown is well represented with 16 local artists submitting work.
There are a couple of unique entries, one a mixed media textile that is a collaborative piece completed and submitted jointly by Fargo area artists Donna Kjonaas and Vichi Kessler. Sue Morrissey, also of Fargo, submitted a piece titled “political animal” that demands a close look into the “dark side” of the political junkie. Some beautiful stained glass panels by Karen Senne and cast glass pieces by Jaci Trefz add dimension, light capturing and transparency to a largely 2-D show.
Everyone who visits the gallery can pick their favorite artwork, at the end of the show we will tally the number and announce the People’s Choice award. Every time you visit you can cast one (1) vote so please visit often. The formal jurying will take place on Saturday with awards announced at 3:30 pm on Sunday. There has been a change in the juror due to illness and ceramic artist and art professor Brad Bachmeier has generously agreed to take over for Brenda Bjorlie.
The gallery is open from 9-5 M-F and 10-2 Saturday with the exception that the reception will take place this Sunday, 3-5 pm. The gallery is always free and open to the general public.