Karen Sullivan on wed 18 sep 02
I am not sure how to word the subject.
At one of my colleges, there is an interest in
developing a ceramic show into something of
value. It is a show
that has a track record as a local event.
The jurors have been local faculty members and
the work submitted was by students.
There have been some changes.
The show was extended to a regional venue,
with more accomplished artists entering.
Recently there has been a commitment to
increase the award monies, significantly.
Does that alone qualify as generating interest?
My question is, if looking at existing shows,
what stands out as admirable role models.
What standards are used when selecting jurors?
In the selection of jurors, how important is it
they are from the field of ceramics?
There is an interest in selecting curators from
local contemporary museums.
What advice would you offer the director....
they seem open to imput.
How exciting to be on the ground level, able
to create something exciting.
many thanks for any imput.
Dannon Rhudy on wed 18 sep 02
I'm not sure what kind of show you mean. Are you talking about a
juried show where people submit slides, ship work if they are selected?
Or a juried show where people submit slides, set up a booth and sell
If the former, then I would suggest for the greatest number of entrants
you need to find a juror who is well known in ceramics. If the juror is
not well known and respected, then the number of entries will be a lot
less, if you are looking at a national show.
It is indeed exciting to begin a new exhibition. It is also a lot of work,
much more than one might initially expect. Doug Gray and I began
Ceramics USA in 1995. An overwhelming amount of work, but worth
it in the end. Hardest part was finding enough money to cover all the
expenses attached, and a really good venue. If you want more details,
email me off-list and I'll provide what I can.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Karen Sullivan"
> At one of my colleges, there is an interest in
> developing a ceramic show into something of
> value. It is a show
> that has a track record as a local event.
> The jurors have been local faculty members and
> the work submitted was by students.