The American Society of Marine Artists and Krasl Art Center are pleased to present the 2021 North Juried Regional Exhibition. The Society is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to recognize, encourage, and promote marine art and maritime history. Our community’s rich artistic legacy and connection to Lake Michigan make KAC an ideal venue to highlight the 2021 exhibition.
Artworks are selected by three jurors, all fellows of The Society. The exhibition features 50 paintings/works on paper and 12 sculptures. All artworks exemplify excellence and mastery of both the medium and subject matter and have been made in the past five years.
Artwork: Debra Reid Jenkins. Sand Stories. Oil.
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Explore a 20-foot-long accordion book telling the dramatic tale of a butterfly’s journey of forgotten beauty with an underlying evil. Reflecting a two-year collaboration between artists Andrea Peterson (LaPorte, IN) and Mary Uthuppurru (Bloomington, IN), every element of the book was painstakingly rendered by hand, relaying a story in both process and narrative of intense respect for the environment.
Artwork: Andrea Peterson & Mary Uthuppurru, the butterfly, the flying fish and the hurricane (detail), 2021. Hand-made accordion-fold artist book.
Redux /rēˈdəks/ adj.
In fall 2019, KAC began exploring the theme of resiliency through art in multiple ways. This theme continued into KAC’s annual Members’ Show as local and regional artists shared their own definitions of resilience alongside their work. A mere two years stand between the 2019 and 2021 exhibitions, but a global pandemic has emphasized the importance of resiliency each and every day.
For the winter 2021 exhibition, KAC is excited to announce a Members’ Show that welcomes members of Krasl Art Center to present their work in response to this shared theme. Resiliency Redux reexamines the relevance of art in contributing to wellness – in our individual lives and also at work, in family groups, and as a society. Not just a redo, Resiliency Redux asks both artists and visitors alike to consider how our definitions of resiliency have changed since 2019 and imagine what revival looks like for a resilient community.
Artists are invited to submit one new artwork of their making addressing the exhibition theme. All media, styles, and skill sets are accepted. Collaborative efforts are encouraged and performance pieces will be considered.
HOW TO SUBMIT ARTWORK
Artists interested in submitting work for the exhibition must complete an online application form before bringing artwork to Krasl Art Center during regular public hours. The application form will go live October 1, 2021, and artworks can be dropped off November 26 – 28, 2021.