ERIC Number: ED180908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Report on a Survey of Artists/Craftspersons' Attitudes Toward Competitive Exhibitions.
Cardinale, Robert L.; Arch, Adria B.
Results of a survey to determine the attitudes of artists and craftspersons toward entering competitive juried exhibitions are reported. Questionnaires were sent to people entering the national Copper, Brass, and Bronze Exhibition for 1977 along with notices of acceptance or rejection. One hundred-ninety artists (38%) responded. The questionnaire contained ten general statements to which respondents agreed, agreed strongly, disagreed, or disagreed strongly. The functions of competitive juried exhibitions were examined in terms of their stimulating high quality work, encouraging unknown artists, establishing recognition, threatening established artists, encouraging work to please jurors, and rewarding a masculine type of competitive spirit. Results indicated that most artists/craftpersons perceive competitive exhibitions as a positive experience. However, frequent responses were that all juried shows are only as good as the jurors; jurying from slides is an inadequate way to conduct an exhibition; and that reasons for acceptance or rejection should be provided to those entering the competition. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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