Juried exhibition back again

Published 8:08 pm Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Suffolk Art League’s annual juried exhibition is back again, and this year’s show is overflowing with talent.

“There’s a real variety,” juror Jennifer Foley said while judging the pieces on Tuesday. “There are lots of different media and lots of different approaches.”

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A total of 86 artists submitted more than 230 pieces for consideration. Paintings, photographs, mixed media and a number of three-dimensional works were set out around the museum Tuesday for Foley to view.

“There is a lot of strong painting,” Foley said, noting that regional juried shows usually tend more toward strong photography. “There are some really interesting approaches to painting, and a couple of pieces that were experimental.”

Judging art: Jennifer Foley, the juror for the Suffolk Art League’s 2010 juried exhibition, examines a piece of art at the Suffolk Museum Tuesday. Foley said the show includes plenty of talent.

Foley, the Paul Mellon Statewide Educator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, is an art historian and photographer. She holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in art history.

“It’s a real mix of media, which is interesting,” Foley said as she viewed the artwork.

Entrants in the show have the chance to win part of more than $2,500 in awards that are being offered. The $500 first-place award comes with the chance to present a one-person show at the Suffolk Museum in 2011.

The show will be on display Nov. 7 to Dec. 23. An opening reception will be held Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.