Criteria for Jurying
- Original thought and intent
- Overall concept—extending further than just technique and materials
- Demonstrated excellence in craftsmanship
Jury Procedure (the standard Skagit artists jury Procedure)
- For each Skagit Artists juried event, 2-3 jurors will be selected, representing a variety of media and art-related expertise: 2D, 3D, Art Education, Art Gallery, museum, etc.
- The application requirements and jurors’ instructions will be developed by the event committee for each juried show, and will be published to the members in advance of the jury process.
- Each show may have different requirements, such as a theme, a minimum and/or maximum number of artists to be juried in, a minimum and/or maximum number of works of art to be selected, size restrictions, etc. and instruct the jurors accordingly.
- Artists’ names shall be removed from submittals to minimize the possibility of bias by the jurors. Jurors shall decide among themselves how to make the final selection, whether by consensus, voting, a numerical rating system, or other method. The method and rating system shall be confidential and, once the results are published, no record of the rating shall be retained.
- Jurors will be instructed to make a final decision about which artists (or art pieces) are in or out of a given show. Upon completion of the Jury Process, the event chair will notify each applicant whether they were “selected” or “not selected” for participation. A summary of the jurors’ results will be published to members with no names indicated, for example: “34 members applied for the Studio Tour (or other juried show). 28 were juried in.
- The decision of the jurors will be final with no intervention of any kind from the Board of Directors or event committee. If an artist is selected and then withdraws, or withdraws their selected artwork, substitutions will not be allowed.