50th Spring Exhibition Juror
Executive Director and Senior Curator
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara
The works I have selected for this exhibition reflect a strong understanding of each medium's technique, but most importantly something more, something deeper--the presence of fine art at the highest levels.
Fine technique is the start, it gets our attention. Then we look for more, the substance created through honesty, hard work and experience. This is where strong art goes beyond the surface.
That “something deeper” is beyond perfected technique. It is something that touches us personally and takes us somewhere else, somewhere into our past experiences, somewhere within that resonates in a quiet personal dialogue with the artwork and with the artist.
This experience of something deeper goes to the intent, the message, to the idea shared by the artist. It enables us to see and feel our experiences on a deeper level, sometimes comfortably, sometimes not.
I was impressed with the diversity, quality and depth of work entered, and the sheer number of works produced at a high caliber of execution. I saw strong skill in technique but most importantly was the fact that I was confronted with art reflecting a diverse array of artistic expression, style and scale.
Congratulations to all of the artists who participated in this exhibition. I want to thank all of you who work hard to make art in Eureka happen throughout the year, every year, for all of your support, assistance, and professional standards.
I also want to thank the Humboldt Arts Council, the Morris Graves Museum of Art, and Executive Director-Curator Jemima Harr for their support and beautiful exhibition space.
I am deeply grateful to the Redwood Art Association for the opportunity and honor to serve as the juror for your 50th Spring Exhibition and for all of your assistance and hospitality throughout this entire process.
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