Artist applications sought for annual Southwick Juried Art Show

This watercolor painting was featured during a past Southwick Art Exhibition. (File Photo)

SOUTHWICK – Whether you paint with watercolor or acrylic, sculpt with clay, spin a pottery wheel like no other or take beautiful photographs, the Southwick Cultural Council (SCC) wants to see your work.

The SCC is accepting applications for its 21st annual Juried Art Show slated for April 24-26 at Southwick Town Hall. The exhibit is open to fine arts, fine art crafts (sculpture, pottery) and photography on all subject matter and media. Originals, limited editions and open editions are allowed.

SCC Chair Susan Kochanski said almost anything goes.

“We don’t really have any criteria as far as categories of art,” she said. “We’ve had fabric artists, woodwork – we are open to all.”

The jury consists of artists whose work has been displayed in the past and it changes every year.

“So, if you were not selected in the past, submit again because the jury is different every year,” Kochanski said. “We’re looking at a different body of work through fresh eyes.”

Kochanski said it is competitive, but she doesn’t want anyone to be discouraged. Forty artists will be selected, and she said they choose a variety of artistic styles, mediums and types of art.

The two-day show includes live musicians and a demonstration of poseable doll sculptures by artist Tracy Kochanski, who creates animation using the dolls.

Interested artisans may pick up an application and guideline at the Southwick Town Hall or, download from the town website, www.southwickma.org/cultural.

Any questions regarding the application or guideline may be directed to Kochanski at 413-569-0946 or email [email protected]

The Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, supports the Southwick Cultural Council (SCC), a local agency. The SCC meets the third Thursday of each month at the Southwick Town Hall at 7 p.m.


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