Art Of Random Selection

A couple of big festivals – one carefully chooses what art gets in as recommended by a jury. The other throws names into a hat and it’s luck of the draw. It’s not that one way is about quality and the other isn’t. “The thinking is that a nonjuried show is the one place where everyone has an equal opportunity. The other thinking is that this is supposed to be something that gets away from this tradition of sitting back with arms folded and judging something based on its quality.”