SIXTH ANNUAL CVG SHOW
BIGGEST AND BEST STATE ART EXHIBIT YET
&ldquo Looking for art that startles the viewer?, -art that inspires?, -art that fills the mind with intrigue or amazes with technical finesse? You think that art should challenge the social status quo, or touch the soul? Whatever you are after in your visual quest for art, the 2013 CVG Show has it all.&rdquo , says exhibition coordinator Alan Newberg, &ldquo These 127 artists hail from every quarter of our state and exhibit all of the best qualities of contemporary and traditional art.&rdquo
The annual CVG Show is one of the largest and most prestigious art competitions in the Northwest. This year over 325 artists from 79 Washington cities submitted 896 artworks for consideration. Of these only 127 pieces were selected for inclusion in the show. Alfredo Arreguin, an internationally known painter from Seattle is the juror for this year&rsquo s competition. Once the exhibit is installed, Arreguin will choose the recipients of $7,000 in prizes going to 11 artists in multiple categories. Additional prizes include a purchase award by the Kitsap County Arts Board, a $300 People&rsquo s Choice Award and a $1,000 Best of Kitsap Award sponsored by the Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest.
The Gallery announces that the opening of the 2013 CVG Show will be Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 1 pm, one week earlier and one week longer than in previous years. The exhibit continues until Saturday, Feb. 23. The gallery will be open Tuesdays &ndash Saturdays 10 to 5 and Sundays 1 to 5.
Voting for the People&rsquo s Choice Award will start when the show opens and run through Thursday, February 21 at 5 pm. The exhibit will be open for a public reception on the evening of Feburay 1, from 5 to 9 pm, Bremerton&rsquo s traditional First Friday Gallery Walk.
Other events include a panel on the Thursday, February 7 to discuss &ldquo Who puts the art in heart.&rdquo This Guest Artist Panel includes artist and leader Linley Logan art patron Dr. Michael Huey Tacoma gallery owner and fiber artist, Ms. Deborah Boone and Olympia artist and appraiser Marianne Partlow a concert by The Ray Ohls Jazz Quintet and on February 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm, a ceremony to announce the winner of the People&rsquo s Choice Award combined with a guest lecture by Rock Hushka, Tacoma Art Museum Chief Curator and Pacific Northwest Collection curator, will discuss the regional impact of the 2013 CVG Exhibition. The exhibit closes at 5 pm on Saturday February 23.
The Collective Visions Gallery is located in downtown Bremerton at 331 Pacific Avenue, just 3 blocks from the ferry terminal. Phone: 360 377 8327