Saturday, March 9, 2013
JAS9 Comes In
The show of award winners from last year's JAS8 just came down yesterday, and moments later, the artworks for the JAS9 started arriving. That continued for a few hours this morning and afternoon. With this show, the BAC has added an innovation- artists can preregister and prepay online before arriving at the Boatworks. And many had done that this weekend. They still had to show up to bring the actual artworks, but they got to skip the first table and maybe some steps at the second. For those who still wanted to go the traditional way, we had that option; we had a couple of computers set up so that our volunteers could enter the information directly into the computer, rather than write it on paper first and have to copy it later. This system doesn't automatically count the number of pieces that came in, but our estimates were that we had at least 200 works dropped off over the two days.
Early next week our juror, Kay Stables of Goldsmith's College, University of London, will select the work that will appear in the show, as well as the award winners in six categories. The list of works chosen for the exhibition will appear on the BAC main website starting some time this Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Artist should pick up the rejected works between 1 and 5 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, and 1 and 7 pm on Friday, March 15th. The show officially opens with a reception from 5 to 7 pm on Saturday, March 23, 2013.