The Unstoppable Jersey Summer Exhibition
Although the gallery is temporarily closed, The Jersey Summer Exhibition is currently still going ahead. 90 artists applied this year (up over 10% from last year) across painting, print, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography and film. We’re pleased to be judging work by artists we have been working with over many years, as well as those new to the gallery.
Having work hung and lit in CCA Galleries International has helped launch the careers of promising Jersey artists, as well as enforcing that of those already established. I am very clear that as well as making art available online, for CCAI, maintaining longstanding and trusting relationships with the artists and clients we work with remains our priority. Professional curating, hanging and lighting is key to showing the work in the best possible environment and engaging with it fully.
CCA are fortunate to have such strong connections in the international art world and to bring this experience and expertise to the island. This year’s selection panel are artists Paul Huxley RA, Dan Baldwin, Gillian Duke, Managing Director of Worton Hall Studios and CCA and myself. They are a diverse panel and I know will put together a dynamic and thoughtful exhibition.
Judges Paul Huxley RA, Dan Baldwin, Gillian Duke and Sasha Gibb
Unfortunately, we can no longer ask our judges to fly to Jersey in May to judge the final selection stage. HOWEVER, the show will go on and the judging will go ahead remotely. All judges have agreed to be ‘jpg judges’. This is how this will work:
Judging - There will now be just one stage of judging. This will take place at the end of April. As always, the judge’s decision is final and not all work will be chosen. The final exhibition selection will now be announced mid May. If work is chosen, the artist will be asked to bring it to the gallery on Monday, 8 June. Summer Prize - As well as making the final selection for the show, the panel will judge the Summer Prize.
The winner of the Summer Prize will be offered a solo show in one of the CCAI galleries for up to 6 pieces of work. The prize will be awarded to the artist that the judges agree exhibited the most accomplished piece of work. Last year’s winner was Lindsay Rutter for her pot Big Red.
Lindsay Rutter, winner of 2019 Summer Prize and Big Red
Rural Landscape Award The Rural Jersey Landscape Award will be taking place for the second year. Any traditional Jersey landscape that has been selected for the Jersey Summer Exhibition will be automatically entered. The panel of judges are myself, RURAL Magazine, the National Trust for Jersey and BCR Law. The award has been generously sponsored by BCR Law and National Trust for Jersey. First prize is £600.00, second prize is a weekend at NT for Jersey’s Catel Fort and third prize is £150.00.
Worst case scenario of course, as the next few months continue to unfold, we shall be monitoring the situation and taking safety advice with regard to public gatherings at the gallery. We shall deal with this as it happens. It is my intention to hang the selected work and to have a fantastic launch party to celebrate. If it is deemed a risk to hold a private view at the gallery in June, we will delay this and seek a local film maker to shoot the hang and upload it to our website alongside an online catalogue.
If you have any questions about your application or the exhibition, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s at time like this we need community and we need art. I’m grateful to you all.
Sasha Gibb, Gallery Director
The Jersey Summer Exhibition developed through a growing appetite for high quality, curated visual art in Jersey. This highlight of the Jersey cultural calendar is based on the successful model at the London Royal Academy every summer – exhibits are selected by a panel of professional artists and shown in a group selling exhibition.
The CCA Galleries International is known for bringing Internationally renown artists to Jersey and making their work more accessible through the sale of limited edition prints and hosting artist performances, discussions and workshops. The Jersey Summer Exhibition launched in 2017. Last year, over £21,000.00 of Jersey art was sold. All work is for sale and is hung and curated by CCA Galleries Int.
The exhibition has been sponsored for the past 4 years by TEAM Asset Management. The gallery receives no States funding and also works with RURAL magazine, National Trust for Jersey and BCR Law to award the BCR Law RURAL Jersey Landscape Award.
Exhibition dates Fri 19 June – Wed 29 July
Gallery open 10.00 – 17.00, Mon - Fri and by appointment (currently under review)
Saturday open day Sat 20 June 11.00 – 14.00
Highlights from the Jersey Summer Exhibition 2017 - 2019