Thu, May 23

SVAC Members Bonnie Hartenstein, Taylor Hellman, and Rose Moon to discuss Juried Shows

On Thursday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m., the Sedona Visual Artists' Coalition will present a panel discussion at their general meeting titled, Everything you Wanted to Know about Juried Shows but Were Afraid to Ask.

Panelists Bonnie Hartenstein, Taylor Hellman, and Rose Moon will cover topics such as Why enter a juried show, How to choose which shows to enter, What do jurors look for when curating a show, and How to maximize your chances of getting into a show.

They will also be talking about exhibitions -- how they are designed and what makes a good presentation. SVAC Member Meetings are held at 54 Bowstring Drive, located off Hwy. 179 just north of the Morgan Road roundabout. All artists, and members of the public, are welcome to attend.

This distinguished panel of experts brings many years of experience to the discussion along with their varied and extensive knowledge of the visual arts, and experience in jurying - and juried shows - at the national level.

Bonnie Hartenstein has been a professional artist for 35 years, and has shown her work in international juried and curated/invitational exhibitions, and catalogs. Her work was exhibited with the Jan Cicero Gallery in Chicago for 17 years, and she has personally curated and juried shows in the Chicago area and Sedona. 

Taylor Hellman has been active in the Arts and Design industry since 1978. After moving to San Diego in 1986, he pursued a career in the fine arts. He began showing his work at the San Diego Art Institute where he soon became eligible for featured one man shows.

This exposure quickly led to commercial galleries featuring him in solo shows in San Diego where his exhibits were selling out. He eventually was elected to the board of directors of the San Diego Art Institute where he served until he moved to Sedona.

Rose Moon has a BS degree in Art from Texas A&M. She attended North Texas State University for two years, and continued her education taking workshops and classes from numerous teachers.  She has been painting and teaching, as well as, entering competition art shows for 20 years.

"As an artist, I know the importance of having your work reviewed, juried and curated," says Bonnie Hartenstein, "Having sold my work for 35 years, I can tell you I am happy that someone wants it, but what is more important to me is putting my work before jurors or curators, of national importance, who have a sense of art history and art collecting. That's where I learn to assess my own work in light of the bigger picture of art."

The Sedona Visual Artists' Coalition is a 501c3 nonprofit educational and charitable organization. This inclusive organization welcomes artists at all levels and encourages creativity, community, and camaraderie.

Benefits of membership includes a personal artist page on our website, weekly announcements of happenings in the FYI newsletter, opportunities to show your art, Open Studios, social events and networking possibilities.

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