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Thu, Jan 11


Cape Cod Museum of Art

Opening Reception & Gallery Talk for SKETCHY: Revealing The Process

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk with the artists for SKETCHY, our annual members' juried exhibition

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Opening Reception & Gallery Talk for SKETCHY: Revealing The Process
Opening Reception & Gallery Talk for SKETCHY: Revealing The Process

Time & Location

Jan 11, 2024, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638, USA


Opening Reception and Artist Gallery Talk!

SKETCHY: Revealing the Process

Juror: Jackie Reeves

Exhibition Dates: January 5, 2024 - March 17, 2024

- Gallery Talk   4:00pm - 5:30pm

- Reception      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Free and open to the public. 

RSVP Appreciated

Most works of art – whether paintings or sculptures, begin with an idea and then a sketch – a rough drawing or simple, loose painting the artist creates to work out the composition and colors. Sometimes the sketch is done on a scrap of paper or in a sketch book. But often it is an under-painting or under-drawing directly on the canvas, panel or other substrate. As the artwork progresses, the sketch gets covered, but sometimes fragments of the initial design poke through, giving the viewer a glimpse into the artwork’s evolution and the artist’s process.

The theme of this year’s Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition is SKETCHY. The Muaeum's "call For Art" requested artworks that reveal some aspect of the process of creation in the finished product or along with the finished product.

106 artists submitted a total of 192 artworks for this competition. Only 52 artworks were selected. Three awards will be chosen by the juror, Jackie Reeves, during the exhibition’s in-person Gallery Talk and Reception on Thursday, January 11, 2024 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

A note from the juror to the artists:

One of my greatest joys when looking at art is getting up close to see how a work was made. I’m drawn in when I see evidence of the artist’s hand in the form of an unfiltered and direct touch on a surface. Discovering a hair from a paint brush, the droppings from an eraser, or finger prints and pencil lines, all of which confirm that a human was behind the creation. It is then that I start to feel a connection to the piece and the artist. With your submission not only have you revealed some of your process, you’ve also shown that there is beauty in raw, unpolished work. Thank you for your submission. I look forward to seeing the show.

-Jackie Reeves, juror​


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