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Members’ Juried Art Exhibition

To see and to be seen: it’s a validation most artists seek, and the Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition makes it possible. This year, 75 pieces of art were selected among 237 entries from 125 artists. Most came from Minnesota, with 13 from Bloomington as well as one submission each from Iowa and Wisconsin—all competing for the $500 best-of-show prize and 12 other awards. The winners were announced during an opening reception and awards ceremony October 12. 

The Annual Members’ Juried Art Exhibition is the one of the most popular shows at Artistry in the Bloomington Center for the Arts. “There’s such a range of styles and media. There’s so much talent in this area, and we’re really proud of that,” Director of Visual Arts Rachel Daly said. 

Artistry’s current membership submitted work. Artists ranged from emerging to established, including former Artistry students and teachers. Their creations covered diverse subjects rendered in everything from acrylics and oils, to cold wax, to mosaics, and more. 

“I think for an artist the need for affirmation is important as well as the opportunity to exhibit,” Daly said. “Artists want to know their art has reached a certain level, and we’re happy to be able to provide that opportunity.” Minneapolis graphic designer and Gamut Gallery founder, Cassie Garner, judged the show. 

The exhibition continues in the Inez Greenberg Gallery through November 16. For a complete list of award winners or other information, contact 952-563-8575 or visit
blm.mn/juryshow.