This from our friends at Collective Visions Art Gallery, home of the statewide CVG Show juried art exhibition:
THIRD ANNUAL CVG SHOW to feature over 100 artworks
Over one hundred and twenty artworks by artists from across the state of Washington will be on view at the Collective Visions Gallery in the 2010 CVG Show during the month of February. The exhibition juror, Jake Seniuk, Director of the Port Angles Fine Art Center, selected the show from nearly 800 pieces in all art media that were entered into the competition. In addition, he will choose the recipients of nearly $6,000 in prize money that will go to the winners of the1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes that will be awarded in each of three categories plus the $1500 “Mayor’s Award” for best of show. The viewing public is invited to cast votes for the $300 “People’s Choice Award” during the first week of the 2010 CVG Show, which opens Tuesday, February 2. Voting will continue through the evening “First Friday Art Walk” opening reception February 5, and conclude at 5 pm on Saturday, February 6. Due to space limitations, the awards ceremony the evening of February 6 is by invitation only. Award winners will be posted when the show opens at noon Sunday, February 7th. The gallery will be open Sundays in February from 12 to 5 for the CVG Show.
The gallery will host a series of gallery talks and music designed to enhance the public’s appreciation and understanding of the broad array of art and ideas that is represented in this exhibition. The following is a schedule of events. All of these events, except the concert, are free to the public.
February 2 – 10 am – The 2010 CVG Show opens
February 2, 3, & 4, 10 – 5, Peoples’ Choice voting
February 5, 5 – 9 pm – First Friday Art Walk Opening Event
February 12, 7 pm – Lecture by O.C. Art Professor Marie Weichman, MFA
February 19, 7 pm – Gallery concert: Jami Sieber—Electric Cello, $15 -$18 February 26 at 7 pm – Panel Discussion: Appreciating Contemporary Art
Susan Jackson, Director, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts
Shanna Neims, Interior Designer, Elandan Interiors
Alan Newberg, MFA, CVG Artist, moderator.
February 27, 5 pm – 2010 CVG Show closes
Collective Visions Gallery wishes to thank the generous support of our sponsors: Kitsap Credit Union, Wet Apple Publishing Co,, Kitsap County Arts Board, The Doctors Clinic, The City of Bremerton, KPS Health Plans, Third Place Company, Kitsap Eye Physicians, Windermere Real Estate, Soriano Brothers Investment Co., Printing Services Co. and West Sound Arts Council
NOTE: the Collective Visions Gallery will be closed to the public from January 18 through January 31 to facilitate preparations for this exhibit. Opportunities for press photographers might include shots of artists as they deliver their artwork to the gallery on January 23 and 24, and shots of the gallery members as they install the show during the week of January 26 though January 30th.
For details call the gallery at 360 377 8327 or Alan Newberg at 360 551 7526.
Collective Visions Gallery is located at 331 Pacific Avenue in downtown Bremerton. Hours are 10 to 5 Tuesdays through Saturdays and during February, from 12 to 5 on Sundays.
More later … — MM