This year’s 10x10x10xTieton call for entries saw 740 domestic and international entries from 252 artists. Juror Vicki Halper accepted 134 works from this pool, making for a tightly curated exhibition.
Vicki Halper is a Seattle-based curator specializing in contemporary art of the Pacific Northwest and American craft. She is the co-editor of Morris Graves: Selected Letters (University of Washington Press, 2013), and curator of Links: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest (Museum of Glass, Tacoma), which is currently on national tour.
Of jurying 10x10x10xTieton, Vicki writes: “I like to be surprised, engaged, confused, moved, and/or delighted by works of art. The subject matter and the manner of making can each contribute to my response. Landscapes and animals don’t regularly make me swoon. Excellent technique often isn’t enough. I may want to be irritated rather than soothed. As a sole juror, these prejudices are likely more apparent since there are no contrary opinions to consider.
All the pieces in the exhibition fulfilled one or more of my criteria. I am very pleased with the variety and richness of the submissions, and with the resulting selection. Congratulations to the chosen artists! To others, I wish you future competitions with different jurors. Keep making art.”
S. Portico Bowman
Joan Cawley Crane
Jane Foley Ferraro
Linda Quartman Younker