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Bi-Annual Art Show

Updated: Nov 16, 2021

Calling all Participant Artists!

The next Peer Art Gallery's mid-year ART SHOW is approaching fast. The show will be at the end of December and through January. We, My Voice Media Center is hoping to be able to present a breadth of work from our sessions at a local venue in Tulare County. This means, though, that your work has to be submitted to your facilitator so they can then submit it to me. The work has to be ready to present with a frame, and wire (if needed), with all the properties that it takes to present. If it is a video, it need to be on a flash drive, or directly emailed to with no editing required. If you email it please be sure to mention that it is for the mid-year show.

The Peer Art Gallery will also be open for work to be shown before Christmas and after Christmas for purchase by our guests, but again it must be ready to present. My Voice Media center will be having guests December 17th at our 1st annual Open House.

Please don't hesitate to ask your facilitator how you get a work ready to present, that's what they are there for. I am here to help them get those supplies, as long as you let them know you are ready to present your work, put it on display and sell it! How exciting, I can't wait to see what you all get ready for Christmas!

There are many reasons that artists share their work. In a class, session, or workshop, this may be required. The share may be on your own website, video, or with members of our art group sessions. Wherever you are sharing your work the positive possibilities are endless for YOU and YOUR ART. Ideas like Constructive criticism and the Feldman Model of Critique come to mind.

Feldman’s Model of Art Criticism From the work of Edmund Burke Feldman, available in many of his books from the late 1060’s and early 70’s


Make a list of the visual qualities of the work that are obvious and immediately perceived.

Ask ...“What do you see in the artwork”? and “What else”? Includes content and subject matter in representational works, includes abstract elements in nonrepresentational pieces.


Focus on the formal aspects of elements of art, principles of design, and other formal considerations: exaggeration, composition etc. “How does the artist create a center of interest?” How does the use of color impact the painting?”


Propose ideas for possible meaning based on evidence. Viewers project their emotions/feelings/intentions onto the work. “What do you think it means”? “What was the artist trying to communicate”? “What clues do you see that support your ideas”?


Discuss the overall strengths/success/merit of the work. This step is usually used with mature audiences.

In this series of ways to communicate what you see, feel, hear, could touch, and well, maybe not smell, but your senses are being used to realize EXACTLY what the art is made up of, what is the subject matter, is, is there a story to be told? Has the artist told their story? What is it about the artwork that you can positively give feedback on, POSITIVELY!

Please use this method when talking and looking at each others work. it is a helpful way to communicate about art, while not using words like "good" and "bad".

I think we all have a story to be told.

Here is a list of REASONS to Share and Communicate your Art:

1. To Share with others

2. Creative Critiques and FEEDBACK

3. Let others see your UNIQUENESS

4. Take PRIDE in your work

5. Write about it.-Discuss the Elements and Principles

6. To STUDY your work

7. Let others STUDY your work

8. Be YOURSELF and...


10. EXPRESSION, ART that is meaningful to you and who you are!

We will have a Bi-Annual Art Show in which you will be able to PRESENT ONLY work that you have completed in a session with My Voice Media Center, even videos. So, please send your work to, once you complete a project so I will know you completed it this quarter, thank you!

Send images of your artwork to

to celebrate your accomplishments!

Here are some examples of finished work, but you have to ask your facilitator to help you frame them properly!


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