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Stoolman breaks into
« on: October 04, 2022, 10:17:28 PM »
the Walton Arts Center - Our Art, Our Region, Our Time Joy Pratt Markham Gallery.  To get in I had to write a artist bio and statement.  Send in only two pictures of work.  Sit and wait to see if I got accepted....most didn't.  The stool made it in, but my wall art did not.  It will be on display until November 14th.  Pieces can be sold and the gallery does not charge a commission.  It's a great opportunity, as the Walton Arts Center presents high end Broadway plays and the gallery is really nice.  Only me and one other guy with wood art.

My first experience of this nature.  I'm already working on a couple more pieces.






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Re: Stoolman breaks into
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2022, 10:45:32 PM »
This is awesome! Congratulations! Bozos like me never think of putting stuff in a gallery setting but you've given guys like me a new thing to consider as we progress and produce nicer stuff. Beautiful stool, I hope it finds a home. 
 Finding the right outlet for higher end stuff is always a task that seems unsurmountable. I am (way too) often told by folks who buy and look at my stuff that if they saw the same piece in the city (for us, that's NYC) it would bring 3-4 times the price I sell it for.
 Looks like you've found a good outlet and hopefully, now that you've got in, you can continue to place pieces.
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Re: Stoolman breaks into
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2022, 11:17:03 PM »
Congratulations, you should be quite proud.  
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Re: Stoolman breaks into
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2022, 11:36:22 PM »
That's really cool.  Congrats. 
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Re: Stoolman breaks into
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2022, 03:28:03 AM »
Absolutely awesome. You will never know how far that stool will travel on just three legs.
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Re: Stoolman breaks into
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2022, 05:21:34 AM »
Well done - it seems you and your woodworking projects are keeping good company!
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Re: Stoolman breaks into
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2022, 05:23:47 AM »
Congratulations Larry!!! I always admire your projects! 

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Re: Stoolman breaks into
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2022, 07:10:41 AM »
Over the years you have posted some beautiful stool builds that I remember well. Congratulations on your recognition  :) 
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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2022, 07:20:48 AM »
You have done good.
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Re: Stoolman breaks into
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2022, 07:28:51 AM »
Nice!
Great job shooting for the stars! That piece deserves the spotlight. 
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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2022, 08:03:30 AM »
Congrats!!!
Larry, as a craftsman, you owe it to yourself to visit the Southern Highland Craft Guild in Asheville, NC area. over 900 juried members show their work there. It's awe inspiring to say the least as you'll see the highest levels of expertise in woods and more I've ever laid eyes on. Fall is the season too! You'll come away ready to make more stuff.  :D  
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Re: Stoolman breaks into
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2022, 08:29:08 AM »
Very fine Art. I mean great Larry! :)
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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2022, 10:34:45 AM »
Right on!  You never know what you can do until you try.
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Re: Stoolman breaks into
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2022, 04:36:17 PM »
Congratulations!  I think that post got the most likes I've ever seen.

I hope that smile didn't get stuck with a cramp, it was so big.

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« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2022, 09:40:48 AM »
Congratulations. You deserve it. 
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« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2022, 10:10:28 AM »
That is great! Beautiful stool👍👍
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Re: Stoolman breaks into
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2022, 12:49:34 PM »
Very nice. 


What typically gets one into a juried show?

Is it build quality? 
Aesthetic points?
Design?
Well used wood patterns?

Or is it an "if I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand" thing. 

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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2022, 08:32:04 PM »
I know very little about how to submit to a gallery or show.  I can only relate how it worked for me.

When I submitted to the Walton Arts Center I was required to submit a high quality picture on a neutral background.  Photo had to be a minimum of 300 ppi.  Next was a artist biography which is commonly written in third person.  Third was a artist statement.  Both had 300 word limits.  I was told a poor picture or grammar would mean the application would end up in the trash can. 

My friend, who has been in a few shows told me they sometimes ask for additional pictures, or information.  Than the work is judged against other submissions.  

Once my work was accepted I got to meet the art gallery curators.  They took the time to chat and gave me additional tips.  They also told me what work interested them.  Should help me a lot when I submit next year.

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« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2022, 10:17:38 AM »
Very nice.


What typically gets one into a juried show?

Is it build quality?
Aesthetic points?
Design?
Well used wood patterns?

Or is it an "if I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand" thing.

Dan
There are craft guild juries which are experts in their field of the article being submitted. Guilds have various skilled persons with much expertise and keep out the potato bin makers and bring in the good stuff. Often an honor to be selected and may involve more than one item for safety of the guilds reputation. 
Local arts shows can be a great honor to be selected, but fact is most with art training ar fine arts trained and few wood craftspeople that come out of those universities. Pottery and brush work, art prints, weaving, etc., pre-dominate as you'd expect. Also, lots of jewelry related items at craft shows in recent decades. 
Wood is by the far less seen area of work in crafts. In KY at the state fair there is a VG representation of wood items with most coming from people who belong to wood turning clubs and such. Berea has a bunch of wood people around. Instruments and more, but still pottery & fine arts predominate. 
Then there are also the major craft shows, mostly adjacent to either mountain 2nd home money or within the scope of a major city and large customer area, also with money, that can be anyone that got on the panel that decides if they want your stuff to be sold at their show. Most do a VG job of keeping the best stuff on display. 
In my area with small shows, it's the lady who runs that show or festival and a very mixed bag choice wise as to who gets the spots. Not really a jury thing with them, mostly a phone conversation and so much non-art and non-crafts come in I got away from it all. More "fair food" and flea mkt.  
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