Jurors for 2019 NW Art Beat
Skagit Artists has retained three art professionals to jury the studio tour.
Lucy Mae Martin manages Smith and Vallee Gallery in Edison. She lives and works in Skagit Valley, WA. She has owned and ran her father's headstone business for 10 years in Conway. Lucy Mae is an artist herself, and has been a lover of the arts her entire life.
Jasmine Valandani is the Education Director for the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, leading community and school programs for youth and adults. She holds a BFA degree in printmaking from the University of San Francisco and an MFA in fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work crosses disciplines and media to explore the margins of experience, drawing attention to the under-valued or over-looked through subtle re-imaginings of material and space. She has exhibited in the U.S., Canada, and South Korea. Jasmine has taught fine arts and art history at Whatcom Community College, Western Washington University and the Anacortes Senior College. Jasmine lives on Samish Island where she finds inspiration through contact with the elements and other living things.
Katherine Khile is the owner/manager of Scott Milo Gallery at the Framemaker in Anacortes. Scott Milo provides custom picture framing and puts up 8 – 10 shows a year featuring all regional artists. They have over 50 artists on contract to show throughout the year. Katherine also manages the monthly First Friday Artwalks and the June and December Chamber of Commerce Merchant Artwalk.
Criteria for Jurying
- Original thought and intent
- Overall concept—extending further than just technique and materials
- Demonstrated excellence in craftsmanship
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.