Tonight was the local Fine Art and Image Makers competition showcase. The work was judged by an independent jury of local artists, curators and University professors. The work being judged was created by club members throughout 2018. The judges worked together to select pieces to be sent to the regional competition. Art that passes the regional competition goes onto the BGCA National Fine Art and ImageMakers competition. The art submissions are broken down by age and category. Judges select one from each age group within the category to be passed into the next round.
Here’s what the BGCA has to say:

Artwork submitted in the National Arts Contest is judged by professional artists, with selected artwork recognized at local, regional and national levels. All regional winning artists receive a certificate of merit, and each national winner receives a personalized engraved plaque. All original visual artwork is professionally mounted and framed by BGCA, then displayed in our national headquarters art gallery for one year. All nationally winning artwork is also professionally scanned and reproduced on stretch canvases to become part of a traveling art exhibit at regional and national conferences throughout the year.

2018/19 Fine Art Submissions

2018/19 ImageMakers Submission

2018/19 Judges

The judges this year included Katie Ries, Professor of Art, St Norbert College; Dr. Dan Meinhardt, Professor of Human Biology and Curator of the Richter Museum of Natural History, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay | Partner for Enviro Explorers ; Sarah Detweiler, Professor of Photography, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; Sunshine Tourtillott, Local Artist | Partner from the Girls Scouts