Guidelines for Jury Review

As of 4/01/05, new artist members must pass the Jury Committee in order to exhibit in the Gallery of any LGAL sanctioned event.  As of 2/01/13, all members who want to exhibit work in a new or additional medium that has not been juried shall be required to be juried in the new medium.  Therefore, if a member plans to exhibit in more than one category, he/she will have to be juried in for each; i.e., drawing, painting, photography, collage, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, etc.   Members must keep their membership active in order to maintain their juried privileges.  (Please see Handbook, page 4 for more information.)

All artwork must be original in concept.  Infringing upon copyright laws could bring serious consequences for the Art League and/or artist.  Thus copying photographs (including those from magazines, calendars, newspapers, etc.) or artwork originally created by another individual cannot be accepted.  The only exception would be where permission to copy was granted by the original creator.  In that case, the artwork must be signed with the artist’s name followed by “after Ansel Adams” (or whoever is the originator of the artwork).  This must be clearly indicated on the front of the artwork.

New members wishing to be reviewed for exhibiting privileges should enter their name and phone number in the black Jury Book.  They will be notified of the date of the next jury review and the date when their work must be at the Art League.

A minimum of three pieces executed within the last two years will be required for jurying in medium the member wishes to exhibit.  Work will be reviewed by a minimum of three members of the Jury Committee.

2D – For jury review, it is suggested that the image size be at least 14” x 18”.  However, if an applicant works only in a smaller format, that artwork will also be considered by the Jury Committee.  Work does not need to be framed; but it is encouraged.

3D – This work must be reviewed and will be considered for originality in concept, design and craftsmanship.

In all cases, technique and artistic approach should be consistent.  Artwork should look like it was done by the same artist within a limited period of time (2 years).  For jurying, experimental work is discouraged.  Class work will be allowed only if it has NOT been worked on by the teacher.  The committee will be looking for good drawing, composition, clean colors and a presentation worthy of our beautiful Gallery.

Should an individual not be accepted for exhibition privileges, that member can resubmit new artwork for consideration after six months.

The Gallery Committees will continue to review all artwork submitted for each monthly gallery exhibit.  Please review the guidelines for exhibiting in the Gallery.

To exhibit in spaces for which LGAL has contracts (banks, restaurants, offices, etc.), new artists must have exhibited at least six pieces in the Gallery.

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