Burnett Gallery Exhibit:  Wet Paint - Local Artists' Best of 2004
sponsored by North Coast Artists' Guild
December 11 through January 5, 2005


It need not be paint, it must not be wet, and it should be the best piece of art you have made this year.

In response to local artists suggesting that Gualala Arts host a juried show emphasizing excellent art, the North Coast Artists' Guild will sponsor a juried art show this December. The show is open to all artists and to all media (except film and video). The Guild has set one simple criterion: that each entry must have been finished between January 1 and December 8, 2004. And in the spirit of the show, NCAG asks that artists submit only their best pieces from this year.

Bruce Jones, local artist and chair of the NCAG Juried Show Planning Committee announced, "We want to avoid the expense and delays involved with jurying from slides and photos. Instead, our jurors will make their selections from the actual pieces of art. This way we will minimize the time between the jurying and the actual show; and we will charge the jurors with the task of presenting a beautiful exhibition."

The jurors include: Sally Weare, art teacher and artist. Ms. Weare has taught at San Francisco State University's Center for Experimental & Interdisciplinary Art. She had recent drawing exhibitions in Belgrade, Yugoslavia and at the Berkeley Art Center. Shane Weare, art professor and artist. Mr. Weare has taught in the University of California and California State University systems, at the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Central School of Art and Design, London, England. His recent solo exhibitions include the Bank of America World Headquarters, Bolinas Museum, San Francisco Bay Delta-Model, and Shasta College. Ms. Sylvia Seventy, textile artist and teacher. Ms. Seventy is an internationally known textile artist and adjunct instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College. Her works are in permanent collections at the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian, the Oakland Museum, and the Museum of Art and Design in New York.

Artists may submit up to three pieces for a "member" fee of $20 total. Members of NCAG, Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild, CityArt Gallery, Mendocino Art Center, or Gualala Arts will pay the "member" entry fee. Non-members will pay $30 total. Artworks may be for sale or not for sale, and Gualala Arts receives a standard 30 percent sales commission. Submitted art may be no wider than 60 inches and weigh no more than 80 pounds.

To make this show run smoothly, artists must deliver their entries to Gualala Arts, 46501 Old State Highway, Gualala, on Thursday, December 9, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Entries must be accompanied by an entry form and a check for the entry fee, made out to NCAG. Artists must return on Saturday, December 11, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to retrieve any non-accepted pieces. The opening reception is on Saturday, December 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. Artists must pick up unsold works on Thursday, January 6, 2005, before 4 p.m.

Jurors will be asked to accept works based on quality of execution and vision of the artist. Cash awards will be given at the discretion of the jurors. As jurors will be asked to create a beautiful exhibition, the number of pieces accepted will be limited by the gallery's size and the need to display each piece well.

Entry forms are available here, at Gualala Arts Center in Gualala, at CityArt Gallery in Point Arena, on the NCAG website: www.northcoastartistsguild.com, or by request with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Gualala Arts, Attn: Wet Paint, P.O. Box 244, Gualala, CA 95445.