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Value - August 2018

Value Exhibit
Juror: Sharon Louden 
Exhibit dates: August 7–September 2, 2018

Opening reception: Thursday, August 9, 6:30–8:00 pm

Digital Submission Deadline:

Sunday, July 15, 2018 by midnight: 

Art represents our human values.

Artists take different actions and apply different practices, based on their judgments of what approach is most important to produce their artwork and share it with their communities. Their artwork reflects what is important in the creative life of the particular artist that produced it and that can be the essential theme in the artist’s body of work.

Participating artists are encouraged to submit artwork that best captures what is most important in their creative life—be it the subject of the work, the process, or the object’s function.


  • Artist must be a current membership of The Art League Gallery
  • If the work weighs over 60lbs, the artist must install if accepted
  • All works must adhere to the gallery's framing and presentation requirements. For 2D works, no clip frames are permitted and hanging wire must be attached to the frame, not the backing. No saw tooth hangers. Canvases must be gallery wrapped with no visible staples.

Works are chosen by the selected juror’s curatorial vision and aesthetic.


About the Juror: Sharon Louden

Sharon M. Louden is an artist, educator, advocate for artists, and editor of the “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life” series of books. She graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Drawing Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Weisman Art Museum, National Gallery of Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

Louden is also active on boards and committees of various not-for-profit art organizations and volunteers her time to artists to further their careers. Sharon is a consultant for the Joan Mitchell Foundation and the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation as well as contributes to various organizations including the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a member of the Artist Advisory boards of the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, and a member of the board of directors of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.

Louden is currently a faculty member in the MFA Fine Arts program at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and a Senior Critic at the New York Academy of Art where she organizes a popular Lecture Series, interviewing luminaries and exceptional individuals in the art world and from afar. 




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