The All Media Juried Art Show is opening at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. The Rickie Report knows you are looking forward to seeing this contemporary art exhibition. In fact, you can vote for the “People’s Choice Award”! Don’t miss this event!
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
County Contemporary: All Media Juried Show
June 14 – Sept. 7
Public invited to vote for “People’s Choice Award”
You Are Invited
Tour Led by Mark Richard Leach
Juror of County Contemporary
June 14th at 3:00 pm
Free to Members and all artists who applied to this show
Non members $5.
Please RSVP 561-471-2901
Exhibition generously underwritten by Mr. and Mrs. Herbert S. Hoffman
Admission to the Cultural Council is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is pleased to showcase art by professional Palm Beach County artists working in a wide variety of media in its latest exhibition – County Contemporary: All Media Juried Show. The exhibition, set to open June 14 in the Cultural Council’s Main Gallery, 601 Lake Avenue, in Lake Worth, is a selection of diverse works chosen by a single distinguished juror, Mark Richard Leach. The exhibition, generously underwritten by Mr. and Mrs. Herbert S. Hoffman, runs through Sept. 7.
Leach, the executive director of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has held curatorial posts in contemporary art in Arkansas, Montana, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Ohio. The juried process this exhibition was handled through Juried Art Services, a Palm Beach County-based organization who has juried some of the nation’s leading juried events.
“Sea Garden” Photograph by Katie Deits
“We offer this exhibition as an exciting and unique display of the talented, diverse pool of professional artists in Palm Beach County,” said Rena Blades, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. “Juried shows are a great opportunity for artists to show their works to the larger public and to get their works in front of a distinguished juror to critique.”
“We are honored to have Mark Richard Leach serve as juror for County Contemporary: All Media Juried Show,” Blades said. “His exceptional background and renowned reputation as an industry art expert, lends the tone and level of professionalism amongst the exhibiting artists.”
County Contemporary: All Media Juried Show is comprised of 44 works by 36 Palm Beach County artists. In all, 133 professional artists who either reside or have a studio in Palm Beach County submitted 445 works for consideration by Leach. The criteria of “professional artist” is defined as one who devotes a major portion of their time to creating, practicing, performing or teaching any of the arts.
Bertrand Jubert, “Snap”, Stainless Steel and Wood
Cash Prizes for the All Media Juried Show will be awarded in the following categories: Best of Show: $2,000; 2nd Place: $1,000; 3rd Place: $500; and People’s Choice: $500. Public voting for the “People’s Choice” award is open through Aug. 17 with one vote per visitor.
About Mark Richard Leach: A native of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Leach is the Executive Director of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is formerly the Founding Director of the Mint Museum of Craft & Design. There he also held the post of Chief Curator. Leach is a graduate of the Getty Leadership Institute for Museum Management. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in studio ceramics from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and graduated from Harvard University with a Master of Education Degree, specializing in 20th Century art and non-profit administration.
Leach has held curatorial posts in contemporary art in Arkansas, Montana, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Ohio. He has taught, lectured, and moderated panels on public and environmental art, art criticism, and curatorship. He has authored numerous articles and texts for such publications as, The Journal of Arts Management, Law & Society; the American Association of Museum’s Excellence & Equity Newsletter, and numerous texts including Michael Lucero: Sculpture 1976 – 1995, co-published by Hudson Hills Press, New York and the Mint Museum of Art; and Turning Wood in to Art: The Jane and Arthur mason Collection, for which Leach served as curator and editor.
“Painting 319″ Acrylic by Mark Forman
About the jurying process:
The jurying process for County Contemporary: All Media Juried Show was handled through Juried Art Services (JAS), a Palm Beach County-based organization. Some of the nation’s leading juried events have chosen JAS. These shows have included the Smithsonian Craft Show, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Oil Painters of America, Museum of Art & Design, Disney, GUILD.com, American Craft Exposition, GRACE Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, Crafts America Shows, and more.
About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County:
The Cultural Council is Palm Beach County’s official arts agency and serves non-profit cultural organizations and professional artists throughout the county. The Cultural Council’s responsibilities include marketing the county’s cultural experiences to visitors and residents, administering grants to organizations and artists, expanding arts and cultural education opportunities, advocating for funding and arts-friendly policies, and serving cultural organizations and artists through capacity building training and exposure to funders and audiences. For more information, please visitwww.palmbeachculture.com.
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