Long time member Sandy Taylor thought it might be a good idea to have a show focused on large scale works, things larger than 36" x 36". It's something you don't see much of, so there might be a demand out there. Juror Donna Kessinger got on board. The BAC decided to go along with it. And the entries poured in. The final tally included 71 entries, out of which only 25 were taken. Not just a matter of selectivity, though the works selected are all quite good, but partly because the Boatworks only has but so much room. On the day of intake, many of the artists were excited to finally have a place to show their larger works.
Did you think we were kidding? We are not- there are some very large works in this show, and they are all worth seeing.
The exhibition fills the entire Boatworks, front gallery, back gallery, even a few in the Lounge. We have had shows with more pieces, but they are never this big.
Jeff at the Lake
The Big Painting show remains on display through August 10, 2019 during regular gallery hours. Admission is free.