01 Feb Enter the MMM Show!
The Multi Media Mini Show is open to all artists!
Get your creative thinking cap on! Get to the studio and make us some art! Art that makes us say, “Wow!” or “Hmmm!”.
The MMM Show is open to all California artists and/or RAA members. Artists can submit up to three 3D or 2D pieces. Multi-media means… anything! Strict size limitation: must fit within a 14.5-cube, including frame and/or base. Our judge, Leslie A. Brown, will select which pieces will be put in the show, as well as give out the awards. Since the prospectus/entry form will no longer be mailed out, it will be available at the Redlands Art Association, 215 E. State St., downtown, Redlands and on their website here: 2015 MMM Prospectus-Insurance E-FORM
All entries must be hand delivered to the RAA Gallery on Sunday, March 1, between 10am – 4pm. Winners of the competition will participate in over $ 3000 in cash and product awards. Purchase Award Patrons will select their art pieces at a private showing before the exhibit opens for the public.
Grand Opening Gala will be Friday, March 6 from 5pm to 7pm. The Artist’s Award Ceremony will be on Sunday, March 8.
“Our show is more than just a display of small pieces of art. It is a collection of little “gems” … you’ll want to get up close while viewing.” says Grace Fermier, long-time RAA supporter.
For further information on how to enter or become a Purchase Award Patron, please visit the Redlands Art Association at 215 E. State St., downtown Redlands, visit the website www.redlands-art.org or call, 909-792-8435.
WHAT IS A JURIED SHOW?
Art shows are usually focused on one type of art – like photography or wall art: oils, watercolors, acrylics.
Someone is chosen to judge the art that was submitted for the show. The judge would be known for his/her experience in the arts. He does not need to be an artist but someone in the art realm.
For most shows today, the art image is sent by email and scanned onto a DVD so the judge can view it on a computer or projector screen. The judge is told how many pieces the organizers want in the exhibit. Then he choses which pieces will be shown in the exhibit. Sometimes the judge chooses which pieces get prizes from their image on the DVD or he waits to see the exhibit up on the wall, when he can see the actual piece.
For the Multi Media Mini Show, the art is brought into the Gallery for viewing by the juror. He is told he will have to consider not just the traditional art techniques but what the artist did to create his piece. I mean, there is nothing traditional about putting a bunch of nuts, bolts, paperclips and do-dads together to create wall art and yet, the effort has to be appreciated.
The judge also chooses which pieces win an award. He considers the prize – First place, Second place, or if it is a specific award – like “Best Watercolor”. He reviews the pieces he has chosen for the show and selects which ones he likes the best or is the best fit for the prize.
When an artist’s work is chosen in a juried show, he gets bragging rights!
It is a star on his resume and the art piece can be featured in his portfolio. Kinda like getting nominated for the Academy Awards. Now if he wins an award in the show, he can feel like he’s got the Oscar in his hands.
Of course, each juror is different and one piece of art not-accepted for this show may be accepted in another show by a different juror.
The rule of thumb is to keep making art and showing it off. Sharing your art is most rewarding! Enter as many exhibits you qualify for.
Sandy Davies, MMM Show committee