It’s been a little while since I have shown work in a traditional juried exhibition mainly because my family and I moved across the country. However, I’ll admit there was a tiny bit of me that was also annoyed and burned out with the exhibiting process but I realized something important during my mini hiatus. Sara! (this is me talking to myself) look for the exhibitions, curators and jurors that mean something personal to YOU…stop trying to get into shows that primarily feature barns and bulls. You’d think that would be obvious to a professional artist.

Contemporary artist Sara C Richardson in juried Williamsburg Virginia exhibition.

There is nothing wrong with barns and bulls, but if you are a fan of my work — especially my more aggressive pieces — you can see why I may not exactly fit into certain types of exhibitions. Now, if I started painting bull in a barn or bulls in barns or bull barns I may have a shot, right? Clearly I have been in the studio too long today.

October 8 – November 15

The upcoming exhibition is a state-wide juried show hosted by the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center October 8 – November 15. I selected this show because I like what WCAC is doing for the community, I live and work in the county and lastly I really respect and admire the juror’s work. The juror for the show is Steve Price, distinguished artist in residence and Director of Engagement, Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary.

When I was initially researching and deciding whether or not to submit work, I found images of Mr. Prince’s woodcuts online. They are…spectacular! and helped push me out of my “exhibition bear hibernation” submit work and keep finding exhibitions that I can relate to on a deeper level. Are you interested in seeing “Blue Chiffon Seven” at the show? Get in touch with the studio and we’ll send you the details or just follow the studio on Facebook where I post events routinely.


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