Many amazing works were submitted but not chosen for the Art of the Hills exhibition. Juror Ryan Seslow writes, “we have generated an exciting exhibition that places each piece within the larger narrative. Your work is an important modular part of the composition that wonderfully showcases and harmonizes the exhibition as a whole. The final selections helped create the vision, contrasting traditional representational styles with more abstract works, establishing a tension and dialog between the pieces.”

Juried art exhibitions always create conflict between the desire to highlight exceptional talent and the desire to create  narratives. Would you have chosen differently?

One image from each submitting artist is included below. Scroll through these submissions for Art of Hills while pondering these questions:

  • How would you organize the submissions?
  • How would you interpret the title?
  • How are your personal aesthetics influencing your choices?