Beginning with the 3rd Annual BAC Juried Art Show in 2007, it has been the custom to award the prize winning artists a whole show of their own. Tonight was the opening for the latest Judge's Choice exhibition, featuring the five winners (Best in Show and four 1st place finishers in their respective categories) from the 2011 show. Artwork filled both the front and back rooms. There were examples of painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed media art. As usual we had a large crowd show up to see the exhibition, which was very well received.
At our receptions, the crowds tend to gather in the larger back room, where we had our cafe tables set up, as well as the food provided by the exhibiting artists.
Toward the end of the reception, our new BAC Chairman, Tim McCorry, took some time to discuss some of the upcoming events for spring. There will be another Annual Juried Art Show coming up in April. Even sooner will be our exciting Gimme Shelter exhibition and fundraiser. So far over 70 people have decided to take on the challenge of this project, using the house shaped wood panels as the starting point of an artwork with the theme of home. Work for the show is due in about two weeks, so if you are interested in participating and haven't done so yet, get down to the Boatworks soon and get your house panel.