|CAA seeks artists for juried shows
The Cooperstown Art Association (CAA) announces two upcoming juried shows, the 18th Annual Regional Art Exhibition, “Essential Art,” and the 74th Annual National Art Exhibition.
The juror for the CAA’s 74th National Juried Exhibition will be Albert Handell. Born in Brooklyn in 1937, at an early age a favorite activity of Handell’s was drawing with chalk on the city streets. He enrolled at the Art Students League of New York City to study drawing and anatomy with the late Louis Priscilla and Robert Ward Johnson. He later studied painting with Frank Mason. Handell now exhibits with the Ventana Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he has annual solo shows. His paintings are in numerous private and public collections and museums.
The National Exhibition accepts original work in all fine art mediums; no commercial reproductions or crafts will be accepted. To enter this show, artists must send slides or CDs of their work by May 15. A possible $3,500 in prizes will be awarded. The show runs July 17 – August 28, with a Preview Party on Friday, July 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The 18th Annual Regional Art Show, “Essential Art,” is being juried by Doug Jamieson & Tony Martin.
Doug Jamieson exhibits his watercolors, oils, and drawings in galleries, art societies, colleges museums and in collections throughout the U.S. He received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and is the author of the book Draw from Your Head: A Step by Step System of Drawing the Human Figure, published by Watson Guptil. He has recently self-published “The Nighttime Adventures of the Man in the Conical Hat,” a book of his etchings and poetry. Before moving to Treadwell, he taught at various schools including The School of Visual Arts. Jamieson now teaches classes at UCCCA Art School in Oneonta and from his Treadwell studio.
Tony Martin began his painting career with a solo exhibition at the Batman Gallery, San Francisco, in 1963. He has shown at such places as The Chicago Art Institute, The National Academy, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, The Brooklyn Museum, and the Musee d’Art Moderne in Paris. Martin is one of the original founders of The Painting Center in NYC, now in its sixteenth year. His work is in the permanent collections of the Hirshhorn and Everson museums, among others, and in private collections in the U.S. and abroad. Besides painting, Martin has been a pioneer of pieces using pure light and new media. His groundbreaking, interactive works in this area plainly reveal a painter’s sensibility.
The show is open to artists 18 years of age and older who reside in New York State. A possible $1,500 in prizes will be awarded. The works of art themselves will be juried; no slides will be accepted for this show. The delivery dates are Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The show runs May 8 through June 5, with an opening reception on Friday, May 8 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Both prospectuses can be downloaded from the CAA website at: www.cooperstownart.com. To request a prospectus by mail please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to National or Regional Exhibition Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main Street Cooperstown, N.Y. 13326. If you have any questions please call the Cooperstown Art Association at 607-547-9777.