2021 JAHC Juried Art Show

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council is now accepting applications from individual artists for the 2021 JAHC Juried Art Show. Typically, the JAHC Juried Art Show runs every other year for one month in the JACC Gallery, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will be hosting this exhibit virtually. Join us in welcoming our juror for the 2021 exhibit: Tlingit artist Alison Bremner!

KEY INFORMATION AND TIMELINE

Applicant Eligibility: 

Artists living in Alaska are eligible to apply and can submit up to 3 individual works of art. JAHC staff and board are not eligible to apply. 

Artwork Eligibility: 

All submissions must be original works completed within the last 2 years and NOT previously exhibited in Juneau. Additionally, artwork submitted for review should not violate city, state, or federal laws. 

Application Fee:

There is no fee to apply this year, but applicants are encouraged to be current JAHC members. First choice will go to members during the review process. Memberships help support the JAHC Gallery Program and make this exhibit possible. Learn more about memberships HERE.

Timeline:

  • Applications due: Friday, April 30 by 11:59 PM AKST
  • Online review & selection: May 4-10
  • Artists notified: May 12
  • Exhibit install: May 31-June 3
  • Opening Reception: First Friday, June 4

ABOUT THE JUROR

2021 Juror: Tlingit artist Alison Bremner

Born and raised in Southeast Alaska, Bremner is believed to be the first Tlingit woman to carve and raise a totem pole. She has studied under master artists David R. Boxley and David A. Boxley in Kingston, Washington. Painting, woodcarving, regalia and digital collage are a few of the mediums the artist employs. In addition to her contemporary art practice, Bremner is committed to the revitalization of the Tlingit language and creating works for traditional and ceremonial use. 

Her work is included in the permanent collections of, among others, the Burke Museum, Seattle; Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Château Musée Boulogne-sur-Mer, France; Frye Art Museum, Seattle; and the British Museum in London.

View her work here: https://alisonobremner.com/

GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING TO THE JAHC JURIED ART SHOW

Application Process:

Please fill out and submit the application form before April 30 at midnight Alaska Standard Time—late applications will not be accepted. Applicants must submit information and high-quality images for at least one piece, but are allowed to submit up to 3 individual works to be considered for the Juried Art Show.

Submitting high-quality images is critical for both the review and installation process. Please follow these guidelines as you prepare to photograph and submit your work: 

  • Images need to be sharply focused, evenly-lit, hi-resolution photographs, saved in un-compressed .jpg format. You may also submit .png or .tiff files. 
  • Make sure your camera is at 90 degrees to the artwork.
  • Position the lights on either side of the artwork at 45 degree angles.
  • Use Photoshop, or another utility, to crop the background out.
  • To produce the best quality for detailed inspection, your images should be at least 2048 pixels in their longest dimension at 72 dpi.
  • Make sure to save images at maximum quality.

*2D and 3D works are eligible in any medium. Work that is smaller than 6 inches on any side cannot be displayed in the virtual gallery true to real-life dimensions. Artists considering submitting any works with audio or video elements or work smaller than 6 inches on any side should contact JAHC staff before submitting an application. Please email: firstfriday@jahc.org

Please photograph 2D works without mattes and frames, and crop around the edges if needed before submitting images. We encourage applicants to photograph 3D works like THIS. When submitting images of 3D works, please include the real life dimensions of the piece as well as the estimated dimensions of the image of the artwork (include the space around the piece). For more resources on photographing your artwork at home, visit this LINK

Selection of Artwork:

The juror will review submissions (beginning May 4, 2021) and make their selections digitally. Applicants will be notified of the results by May 12. The juror will also select up to three pieces for award consideration. 

JAHC staff will reach out to artists who have been selected in the event that more information is needed prior to and during the installation process. 

Reminder: there is no fee to apply this year but applicants are encouraged to be current JAHC members. 

To apply for the JAHC Juried Art Show, please fill out this FORM

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