• Laura

Assemble Community Art Challenge #1: Home

Updated: May 2, 2020

Assemble Artists presents the Assemble Community Art Challenge, inspired by Mudflat Studio as a community-building project, the ceramics school in Somerville, Massachusetts has a community of artists to explore the same theme annually. The first annual Assemble Community Art Challenge prompt is Home, where community artists are invited to generate new works about a sense of place in their preferred medium and to share with each other and the community around us.

The show will be located at Assemble scheduled for a reception Fri. September 4th, 6-8pm will be open to everyone in the community, students of all skill levels, studio artists, community artists, with all styles and mediums, with the only requirement of the challenge is to explore what “Home” means.

This is not a juried show, everyone can display, share and sell throughout locations in and around the Assemble Studios, above Aubuchon Hardware. Participants will be asked to include two to three sentences describing how their pieces relate to the word prompt of “Home”.

The exhibit and reception with light refreshments will open Fri. September 4th 6-8pm, community artists will be asked to come in and set up their one to three pieces prior, and stay during the reception if they choose to sell their work. While the show is not juried, there will be three ribbons awarded to selections made by a jury vote for categories of:

  1. Interpretation: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the work itself and the artist.

  2. Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation.

  3. Technique: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area.

Interested community artists who have questions or want to discuss space requirements should contact Laura Jamison, 603.723.1004, assembleartisans@gmail.com or through Assemble on Facebook.

Ten percent of sales that occur at the event, will be donated back to Assemble for processing fees. A fee of $10 for community artists, and free for Assemble Arts Instructors, Key Holders, and Open Studio Makers.

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