Since I have become an artist I have entered several art shows. I often wonder who judged the show and what were their qualifications. It wasn’t until recently that I heard of a judge who was not an artist judging a show. I was surprised actually shocked to hear this. How could a non-artist judge the following?
1. Technical excellence
4. Use of color, use of medium
6. Degree of difficulty; attention to detail
7. Thought provoking
8. Quality of presentation
9. Visual appeal
10. Overall artistic expression
11. Due diligence
(Most of these came from Esrl Senchuk…an artist.)
After I read this article and several more I firmly believe that the judge of an art competition definitely should be an artist. What do you think? Please write to me and let me know. I will share this on my website!