Non-Traditional Art Show Projections Seeking Submissions for Third Year

The Jamaica Plain Arts Council (JPAC) and Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) are currently accepting art submissions for their third ever Projections event, a non-traditional art show that projects digital images of submitted artwork onto the exterior walls of the Jamaica Plain Brewery.

Innovative and original artists from across New England are invited to submit photos of their artwork in all mediums, including 2D and 3D, until midnight on Monday, April 15. Artists can then watch their artwork displayed on the walls of the Sam Adams Brewery beer garden during an outdoor art event on May 11 featuring live music and local food and drink. The event is free and open to the public.

“It’s like a block party,” said Anne Sasser of JPAC in an interview with the Gazette. “It’s mission is to bring together the community to celebrate a night of art, neighbors and fun.”

A panel of jurors will evaluate all artwork.

“We ask local art professionals in the Boston area who have experience curating, teaching art and overseeing artists,” said Sasser.

Prior to the event, jurors then select from among the submitted artwork pieces for the Juror’s Choice Award and the Best in Show Award and notify the award-winning artists, who will be honored during the event.

Images are assessed on a points system. Each juror selects his or her top picks for Juror’s Choice Award. The Best in Show Award is the image that receives the top score by all combined jurors.

Artists can submit their work on the following website: https://client.smarterentry.com/JPAC. The cost of submission is $5 and includes up to three high-quality images no greater than 8MB each.

During its first year, Projections featured the artwork of almost 150 local and national artists. After this year, the next Projections event will be in 2020. According to its website, “The Jamaica Plain Arts Council is a non-profit organization supporting artist in the Jamaica plain community, through its annual Open Studios, periodic exhibitions, professional development offerings, and a commitment to cultivating local audiences for the visual arts.”

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