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2021 Jury Day

2021 Jury Day for Sonoran Arts League Members

Juried member designation is awarded to those artists who have submitted a body of work that has been deemed by a panel of independent art professionals to meet an elevated standard of excellence based on criteria established by the league. The opportunity for an artist to seek juried status is offered annually and includes submission of 2-D and  3-D art, as well as jewelry.

Why become a Juried Member?

Juried Member Designation is awarded to Sonoran Arts League artists who have met our high standards of artistic excellence. This jury designation is recognized with the letter “J” next to the artist’s name in various publications, including the “Hidden in The Hills” Directory, booklets for Pop-Up Shows and Exhibitions, and on the Sonoran Arts League website.

Important Dates to Remember:

Registration Opens: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Registration Closes: When 15 slots are filled or Friday, March 19, 2021 (whichever comes first) 
Jury Day Basic Info Sessions (via Zoom): Friday, February 12 at 9am and Saturday, February 20th at 9am (participation encouraged but not required) 
Jury Day Critique (via Zoom): Friday, February 26 (critique time by appointment) 
Jury Day (in Person): Saturday, March 27 (drop off at 9am, pick up at 3pm)

Types of Media to be Juried:

You may submit work to be juried in the following media types per category of work (2D or 3D & Jewelry):
2D Art
  • Batik: Cloth / Paper Collage
  • Drawing: Charcoal / Ink / Pen & Ink / Pencil Colored / Pencil Graphite
  • Encaustic
  • Fiber Art: 2D
  • Mixed Media: 2D, all types
  • Painting: Acrylic / Pastel / Oil / Oil Pastel / Watercolor
  • Photography: Traditional / Non-Traditional Printmaking
3D Art & Jewelry
  • Ceramic / Pottery
  • Fiber Art: 3D
  • Gourd
  • Jewelry: Fine / Constructed
  • Leather
  • Mixed Media: 3D, all types
  • Mosaic
  • Sculpture: Bronze / Cement / Clay / Glass / Metal / Paper / Stone / Wood

Who Juries the Work?

Artwork submitted to the Jury Process will be evaluated by a three-juror panel of accomplished art professionals not associated with the League, who have expertise in the class of work being juried. Jurors’ identities remain anonymous.

Criteria for Evaluation

Jurors evaluate whether the submitted pieces rise to the level of a consistent and professional body of work, based on the following criteria:
  • Composition / design
  • Originality / creativity
  • Masterful technique
  • Color/harmony
  • Tonal contrast
  • Values and color, hues
  • Anatomy (if applicable)
  • Edge treatment
  • Linear perspective
  • Relationship between foreground / background
  • Framing and presentation
  • Positive / negative space

Keep in Mind:

Jurors evaluate against set criteria but their decisions are, to some extent, subjective. ? Artwork is not professionally hung in a gallery style for the Jury Process. Rather, it is leaned up against a wall or chairs or placed on a table. ? Jurors will be able to consider a specific criterion as “N/A” if it does not apply to the work being judged.

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Event Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM MST

Sonoran Arts League - Arts Learning Studio
7100 E. Cave Creek Road Ste 164
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

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