Each year the Center features a couple of open juried exhibitions where artists from around the region and beyond are able to enter work for consideration for the show. It’s a wonderful way to showcase a wide variety of work mostly created by artists from our own community. This year we have two open juried exhibits planned, the first, “Serious Fun” and the second, “Proud to be American." In both cases we encourage entries in all artistic mediums, 2 and 3 dimensional, works on video, etc.
“Serious Fun” runs March 3 – April 20 and will be juried by Salley Mavors, whose exhibition titled “Liberty and Justice: The Sweet to Satirical Art of Salley Mavor” will run concurrently. For over 40 years Salley has created artwork that ranges from precious to poignant to provocative, all stitched by hand. “Creating art is serious business, but it can be fun, too,” says Salley. “Entries for the juried show should be pieces with a playful aspect, either through subject matter or materials and techniques. The artwork can be fun to make or fun to look at and anything from humorous to heartfelt.”
“Proud to be American” runs August 3 – September 1 and will be Juried by local artist Joe Diggs and the curator of his show of the same title, Mara Williams. For many local patrons, Joes’ Twin Villa, a legendary hot spot in Osterville and the inspiration for this highly anticipated exhibition will be a draw. The opening reception will feature a festival atmosphere with a day of music, barbecue and brews. A digital gallery of photographic images will round out the open juried part of this exhibit.
All artists of all abilities are encouraged to submit work. Entry fees are $10 for members and $15 for the general public per entry and all work must be submitted gallery ready.
Drop off date for “Serious Fun” is: Feb. 25
Drop off date for “Proud to be American” is: July 29
The art gallery is open 10 AM to 4 PM Monday through Saturday from Labor Day through Memorial Day and 7 days a week during the summer season. Exhibits may also be viewed during evening performances. Admission to the gallery exhibits, opening reception, and artist talks are free; no advance registration is required.