(Photo courtesy of Art in the High Desert)
AHD’s National Ranking Climbs
Art in the High Desert (AHD) has done it again. Thanks to the growing public support this annual juried arts show/sale has received its highest ranking yet from the Art Fair Sourcebook—10th in the nation (out of over 600 shows) based on exhibitor sales in 2016, making it the only show in the Pacific Northwest to be in the Elite 25 for 2017.
AHD showcases over 115 artists from across North America for the annual event August 25-27. In the last three years over half of the artists admitted to the show were not in the show in the previous year, providing unique and new artwork for buyers. All artists are thoroughly juried with clear objectives prior to the show with the important criteria being work that shows “original thought and intent, going beyond the expected, the usual.”
It is now that the important work begins with Jury Weekend coming soon. Artist applications for 2017 are ready for review by the four-person jury which is new each year. There were more applications this year than in any of the previous nine years so this year’s jury will have a busy weekend.
There will be a free Jury Preview open to the public April 7. This will be an opportunity to see how the AHD jury process works as well as see all the artist application images for the first time.
April 7: 4-6pm, Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center