Juried Arts Salon a resounding success!
May 6, 2004
Kingston Arts Council's 3rd Annual Juried Arts Salon
a resounding success!
This year, 106 member-artists entered in the 3rd Annual
Arts Salon, an increase of over 30% compared to the
first Annual Juried Arts Salon in 2002.
Even though the majority of entrants are KAC members
from Kingston and its immediate surroundings, we also
had member-artists from Smith Falls, Perth, Ottawa and
Pointe Claire Quebec competing.
The Arts Salon is judged in two categories Established
and Emerging Artists. The artists themselves decide
which category they wish to be judged in.
Out of the 106 entries, 42 (40%) considered themselves
Established Artists and 64 (60%) considered themselves
A total of 198 pieces of artwork, paintings in all
medium, photography, sculpture, ceramic and fabric art,
were placed before the adjudicators.
The adjudicators this year were Kingstonians, Gayle
Johnstone, Co-Director of the Edward Day Gallery in
Toronto and Ben Darrah, Artist, Art Instructor, Art
The adjudicators selected a total of 84 pieces to form
the 2004 Arts Salon, 34 pieces (40%) from the Established
Artists category and 50 pieces (60%) from the Emerging
On May 5th, the 3rd Annual Arts Salon jurying took almost
twice the time traditionally allotted for the process.
This is telling! It speaks of difficult choices given
the outstanding quality of the submissions, the stimulating
variety of genres, interpretations and media as well
as the unprecedented support for this important event.
You have every reason to be proud of your vibrant community
and the Kingston Arts Council who serves you so well.
Given the overwhelming volume of high quality submissions
it was an arduous task narrowing the field down to this
bursting at the seams exhibition. We concentrated on
attempting to represent a cross section of styles and
techniques, while also selecting the highest calibre
works. I feel this is a very strong exhibition - Kingstonians
should be proud to live in a community so rich in dedicated
and accomplished artistic talent.
The adjudicators will make comments and awards will
be announced during the Opening Reception.
The Opening Reception, which is open to the public,
will take place in the Wilson Room on the second floor
of the Central Library, 130 Johnson Street, Tuesday
May 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
The 3rd Annual Juried Arts Salon is open to the public
from May 7th until May 27th, 2004.
The Library is open Monday through Thursday from 9AM
to 9 PM, Friday & Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Closed