Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Central Pod Meeting Highlights Art in the High Desert

What makes good art? 

At SAQA Central Oregon's April meeting, metal artist and co-founder of Art in the High Desert, Carla Fox, spoke about art and how it is juried into that premier show. 

Jury criteria for 2016 Art in the High Desert included:
*strong overall concept
*original thought and intent, going beyond the expected, the usual
*excellence in craftsmanship
*consistency of style and presentation 

Promoting visual arts in Central Oregon was the founding goal of Art in the High Desert, Carla said. Jurors for the August show include two local artists and two nationally known artists who judge entries on computer images of the art, no other data. In the nine years since its inception, the show held in Bend's Old Mill area has been ranked 12th nationally based on sales. 

Thursday, May 19 will be the next SAQA Central Oregon meeting at the Stitchin' Post from 3-4:30 pm. Deb Wilkinson will speak about wearable art and show some of her work. The fun of Philadelphia SAQA national will be shared.

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