We’re Closing In on CVG Show Time … er, Showtime

This from the folks at Collective Visions Art Gallery:

SECOND ANNUAL CVG SHOW to feature over 100 artworks

One hundred and thirty one artworks by 122 artists from across the state of Washington will be on view at the Collective Visions Gallery in the 2009 CVG Show during February. The exhibition juror, noted painter, art critic, author and co-founder of Seattle’s Gage Academy of Art, Gary Faigin, selected the show from over 800 pieces submitted. He also will choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes of $1,000, $300, and $100 respectively will be awarded each of three categories of Art: 2 Dimensional Art, 3 Dimensional Art and Photographic Arts, and the $1500 “Mayor’s Award” for best of show. In addition, the Kitsap County Arts Board will select artworks to receive an $2,000 in purchase awards for the Kitsap County Public Art Collection. All award winners will be posted when the show opens at noon Sunday, February 1st. except for the $300 People’s Choice Award. The viewing public will cast votes for this award during the first week of the 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 these events all of which are free to the public:

February 1 at 3p.m.—“Visual Arts in Washington-an overview”—
Ken Van der Does, Painter
February 6, 5- 9 p.m.—First Friday Gallery Walk Opening Event—
7:30 p.m.—“Announcement of the People’s Choice Award” –
Alan Newberg, CVG exhibition coordinator
February 12 at 7 pm.—“Photography: Vision and Technology”—
Kit Sims-Taylor, photographer.
February 15 at 3:00 pm, —“Expression and Idea in 3 dimensions”—
Michael Kilgore, Sculptor
February 20 at 7p.m. —Piano & Violin Gallery Concert —
Patrick and Sophia Stoyanovich ($15 in advance, $17 at door)
February 26 at 7:pm., —“Invention and Innovation in Art”—
Ron Harper, Research Artist

The exhibition closes on February 27 at 5 p.m.

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.

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) 692-3981.

More later … — MM

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