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The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri is proud to present the annual 2020-2021 Regional Juried Exhibition. The Regional Juried Exhibition is open to all area artists, 18 years and older living within the five state region of Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Entries must be original, not previously exhibited at the Arts Council or in any Arts Council sponsored juried exhibit. Interested artists can find the prospectus below.

The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will host an opening reception for the annual Regional Juried Exhibition on Friday, December 4, 2020 from 5 - 9 pm. The show will be on display until January 29, 2021 and feature pieces by regional artists.

The exhibition was developed to provide a forum to demonstrate the diversity of this five-state region and the artists who live here. Artists are encouraged to submit works that interpret any aspect of the Southeast Missouri region as well as its bordering states. Accepted artists represent Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Arkansas.

Exhibition Dates: December 4, 2020 - January 29, 2021
Exhibition Location: 
Arts Council of Southeast Missouri
16B N. Spanish Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

For the full prospectus click here
To submit entries online click here

Juror: Jim Serrett

The artwork for the 2020 Regional Juried Exhibition will be selected by Jim Serrett, holds degrees from Southern Illinois University and Vincennes University in painting and drawing. He has been an instructor at the college level and worked professionally as a commercial and fine artist, enjoying a career as a pictorial artist producing advertising art, murals, and illustration. These days, Jim concentrates on fine artwork, mainly working in oils and charcoal. Jim and his wife Linda live near Murphysboro Illinois, where they spend their spare time kayaking and hiking the beautiful Southern Illinois forest and waterways.

“I would define my works as realism because I am interested in depicting the subjects I choose to paint, as I see them in nature. I am fascinated by the way things look; painting is for me about the art of seeing. The truth is, very little does not get me thinking about painting and all the ways to interpret the world around me visually. I love image making and working with oils, there is something magical about the medium that is nearly transcendental. I enjoy the process and the craft of working with oils, a medium whose techniques dates to 15th century. That heritage and methodology really resonates with me."
Check out his work here