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Reception this Saturday for Jax’s Biggest Juried Exhibition
This Saturday, July 14 from 5-8pm, The Jacksonville Center for the Arts will highlight the current Hayloft Gallery exhibit, 2012 Jax Juried Exhibition, with a Meet-the-Artist reception. The reception will include a juror talk followed by awards presentation and reception. The exhibit opens July 6 and runs through September 15.
This exhibit is the largest juried exhibit the center has hosted in its gallery. Juror, Jim Moon, chose 118 pieces to be featured. “That was the most challenging show I have ever been a part of hanging,” said Jayn Avery, member of the Gallery Committee. “But when I got over my ‘it’s too crowded’ attitude, I began to appreciate the concept of ‘salon style’ exhibiting. It is absolutely amazing – so powerful as you walk in. Every piece, large or small, has an important place in it. I am so grateful to be a part of this gallery.”
Participating artists include Anita Allen, Charlotte Lou Atkins, Jos Biviano, Rebecca Bordeaux, Jeanette Bowker, Audrey Caywood, Pam Chappell, Nancy Clark, Linda S. Correll, Carly Correll, Carolyn Deck, Aileen Fletcher, Rowland A. Guidry, Jane Haddad, John Havran, Kristie Hayes-Beaulieu, Doug Iverson, Fred Jones, Robert Wren Jones, June Kelly, Vikki King, Charles Knighton, Sherrye Lantz, Sandra Lear, Gina Louthian-Stanley, Louie Scott Lovitt, Cheryl Mackian, Linville M. Meadows, Liz Mears, Darcy Meeker, Larry D. Mitchell, Roseanne Moon, Steve Pickford, Nathan Popp, Linda Rae Russo, Helen Shaw, Beverly Shideler, Aaron Staengle, Machiko Oshima Turner, Gibby Waitzkin, Howard Wenger, Shaun C. Whiteside, Emily Williamson, Aleen Wilson, Adija Wolf, Joli Ayn Wood, Gerri Young.
The activities at the center begin at 5:30pm with Jim Moon’s juror talk. The awards presentation will follow and then refreshments will be served as the reception begins. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public, though a $3 donation would help offset the daily operating expenses at the center.