The submission deadline for Visual Overture Magazine’s quarterly “Featured Emerging Artists” competition has passed. As the Summer 2011 juror, I now have the very large task of reviewing all the submitted work and grading each one of them. It will be a total immersion sort of thing. Very rarely, even for an art professional, does anyone get to have so much art poured over them. Sensory overload is always a fear, but I plan to pace myself and give each image equal time and full attention.
I also predict this, like most open submission art competitions, will be a little like the first few shows of each season’s American Idol. There will those pieces of art that hurt your eyes like a screeching voice hurts your ears; or those that simply defy logic; those that make you laugh; those that make you cry; and those that make you say “wow.”
Hopefully, by the end, I will be able to share with you a bunch of “wows.”