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January 6, 2010

COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL TO HOLD PUBLIC JURY PROCESS TO SELECT 2010 VISUAL ARTISTS

Columbus, Ohio – A jury panel for the Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable will choose the 2010 event artists at a two-day public meeting Feb. 6-7 at the City of Upper Arlington Municipal Building, 3600 Tremont Rd.

Panelists will review the hundreds of artist applications from across the country to determine the approximately 230 who will be invited to participate in this year’s event, produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council. The jury will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 6 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sun., Feb. 7.

To attend all or part of the jury, please RSVP to Amanda Teague, Columbus Arts Festival Coordinator, at 614-224-2606 or ateague@gcac.org.

Each year, artists who wish to be considered for the Festival apply through ZAPPlication™, an online application tool, by submitting four digital images of their work and one image of their booth display. A jury panel, selected by the GCAC staff, conducts a blind jury process, where jurors review the artists’ images and technical statements without knowing the artists’ names or hometown. The top scores, allowing for a balanced show across mediums, are invited to participate in the Festival.

The jurors for the 2010 Columbus Arts Festival are:

  • Dr. Annegreth Nill, an art historian and independent curator
  • Kelly Malec-Kosak, a jewelry/mixed media artist and faculty member of the Columbus College of Art & Design
  • Matt Reber, manager and buyer for the Wexner Center for the Arts
  • Eva Kwong, a ceramic and printmaking artist and adjunct faculty member of Kent State University
  • Tony Cray, a glass artist from St. Louis, Mo.

Artists will be chosen in the following categories: Metal; Digital Art; 2D Mixed Media; 3D Mixed Media; Jewelry; Printmaking & Graphics; Photography; Fiber; Drawing & Pastels; Clay; Glass; Sculpture; Painting; Leather; and Wood.

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, GCAC funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support. The Columbus Arts Festival thanks the following sponsors: Time Warner Cable, American Electric Power, alive!, Giant Eagle, CD101 and WRKZ/WMNI/WTDA.

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