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  • Sat

    Inside the Selection Process II

    10 - 11 a.m.The Glassell School of Art Auditorium, 2450 Holcombe Blvd, park at entrance 81, 2nd fl, 77021 (Map)
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    Visual Arts Alliance presents discussion
    of jurors’ criterion for art competitions Saturday, March 5
    Rare opportunity to get first-hand comments on selection process from three well-known jurors

    The three speakers, all of whom have been jurors for VAA, will discuss their selection processes when judging a competition. Previously submitted works will be projected for the audience, and panelists will discuss the selection/elimination process applied to each work. Artists will discover the whys and hows of selection from a juror’s point of view, including the constants of technique and presentation as well as the unique personal biases of jurors.

    On Saturday, March 5, Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) offers members and guests a rare insight into a juror’s selection process for art competitions with a free discussion by three prominent figures in the Houston art world: Chris Higham, noted Houston art collector and active volunteer in the Houston arts community; Gus Kopriva, owner of Redbud Gallery, Houston; and Dr. Anna Tahinci, Ph.D., Professor and Head of Art History at Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The free presentation begins at 10:00 a.m. in the auditorium of The Glassell School of Art, 2450 Holcolmbe Blvd., 2nd floor, Houston 77021. Parking is at entrance 81.

    “VAA is so pleased to be able to present this first-hand look into a juror’s thought process. Every artist who has ever entered a competition wonders what makes a piece worthy of selection. What does a juror look for? How does a juror’s background affect the selection process? These are the questions the morning’s session will investigate,” says Matt Adams, President at VAA. “This is a rare opportunity for artists to get inside the mind of a juror and learn how to make each submission the best.