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About this exhibit: Joplin Regional Artists Coalition (JRAC) is exhibiting its first juried membership show, Beyond Compare, in the Upstairs Gallery at Spiva Center for the Arts through November 29.
The exhibition is designed to give JRAC members the experience of entering a juried art show without the financial cost. "The JRAC Board of Directors wanted to give our members new experiences in the process of being in art shows and so we chose to host a juried exhibit. We hope this will show members that they can enter larger shows outside the area and that it’s not a hard process," commented Sarah Serio, JRAC President.
Unlike past JRAC shows, where members could exhibit one piece by simply entering, members were able to enter up to three works and had the chance for their works—one,two, or all three—to be selected. The juror, Emi Gennis, selected art works for the exhibit and designated the top three prize winners.
"As with any juried show, there is the harsh reality of not being selected, and we felt that we needed to allow members to experience this as well," Serio added.
Beyond Compare is sponsored by the Neosho Arts Council. The exhibition runs through November 29.