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Our Show Selection Jury
Members of our Show Selection jury share certain characteristics. They are recognized as experts in their field. They are leaders, teachers, award winners, innovators, masters of their craft. They have sufficient experience to recognize what is traditional, what is unique and what is imitative. They have a mature understanding of good design and are able to set aside personal likes and dislikes to fairly evaluate work based on the three PGC benchmarks of excellence in craftsmanship, resolved design and unique style or voice. All have experience in viewing work of many media and styles. In short, they have an educated eye.
While each juror has these characteristics…
Balance is key in forming the jury. Together, they bring a wide range of experience and they represent a variety of media and approach. Many are skilled and experienced in more than one medium. Some are traditionalists, working in historically accurate reproductions. Some use traditional methods to create their own designs where a unique aesthetic is the prime consideration. And some invent their own methods and visual vocabulary to fulfill a creative expression that is completely new and innovative. Together, they complete the spectrum from traditional to contemporary in outlook and experience. Other factors in balancing the jury include age, gender and geography. Each juror is chosen to serve because together they form a balanced perspective.