A group of “emerging artists” will get some exposure Sunday when something called Art By Local sets up at Sconset Square in Westport.
Westport, which generations ago was considered a serious art colony, still maintains some art cred, and I’ve enjoyed the art shows held yearly along the river in the shopping district. The selection is typically a mixed bag, but with enough quality work to make me glad I was there. Now, the action moves to the little shopping center just off Main Street on Myrtle Avenue where Blue Lemon is.
The show has been juried; that is, the artists in the show were vetted by top-shelf team of judges: Westport gallery owner Amy Simon, Stephen Dresloge of Rockwell Art & Framing, Helen Klisser During of the Westport Arts Center and independent curator Camilla Cook.
The artists’ names, but unfortunately no images of their work (which you can probably Google like I did), is here. What’s appealing about this is their definition of an “emerging artist.” To qualify, the artist can be just starting out or they might have been working ontheir craft for years. But they must never have had a solo show or any gallery representation whatsoever.
You’d think every area artist with any talent would have been snatched by a gallery by now, but we’ll see on Sunday who’s been overlooked.
“It will bring undiscovered, original and affordable works to art lovers and collectors alike,” promises the Westport News.