ARTSWIN Update: Spooky Show and Fine Art Sale
Spooky Show is up until Oct. 29; Art Sale submission are are open until Oct. 24
There are 67 pieces at the Arts Council of Southwest Indiana (ARTSWIN) Spooky Show. They’re all Halloween, or spooky or ghoulish with pop art and lots of paintings.
Gallery Director Andrea Adams said last year there were more sculptural pieces. Most of this year’s submissions are 2D pieces, but her favorite item is larger, interactive and three-dimensional.
“But I don't want to give too much away because you don't really know what you're going to see when you look into this piece,” Adams said. “And I would like for people to come down and check that out. There's a special surprise inside one of the pieces.”
Adams says there were a lot of new, first time artists at the show this year.
“… which is always a goal of ours — to get people into the space who haven't before. So I was very happy.”
There will be first, second and third -place winners to be juried and announced at the closing reception on October 29th which is from 5 to 6:30 PM.
Fine Arts Sale
Local artists have until October 24 to submit their pieces for the ARTSWIN Fine Art Sale, which will run November 12th through December 23rd. Items submitted for sale this year will be juried by a committee.
The annual Holiday Fine Arts Sale is both a gallery and art sale. It serves to both help fund ARTSWIN activities and artists, and to make available unique gifts for the upcoming holidays.
The idea with jurying submissions this year is to get the most variety of items for sale, said Committee Member Liz Furman Brag.
“In the past, it was just open for artists to bring what they would like this year, we'd like to have a more cohesive show, so that we're not heavy on one media or another, but that we have a good representation of a lot of different media.”
She said she hopes jurying the pieces might encourage artists and crafters to go outside their comfort zone a little.
“As far as variety, we'd like to see some paintings and drawings, of course, but also photography, jewelry, ceramics are always a good idea. Glass and leather work is lovely. Anything that's going to make a good gift.”
Furman Brag said submissions will be sorted by category — whether ceramics or jewelry. She says quality is more important than quality with submissions.
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