Thoughts from SAAL&M Juror Bill Eiland

Did you enter the 87th San Antonio Art League Exhibition?  I did, and my fingers are crossed that I got in! We will know in a couple of days – however, I did get to meet the juror, William Eiland, at a dinner at our house last night.

Sorry, I have no inside track about who was accepted, but I did learn that the juror is absolutely delightful. I think you’ll agree when you see the video, below, in which the charming museum director from Georgia discusses everything from fried chicken to what makes a good submission to a juried art show.

 

Here are some photos from last night’s very informal, very enjoyable dinner.

Cappy and Suzy L:awton, SAAL&M's 2017 Art Patrons

Cappy and Suzy L:awton, SAAL&M’s 2017 Art Patrons

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Doris Walsh, Vikki Fields, Bill Eiland, and Richard Tietz

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SAAL&M President Helen Fey with Clarence Fey and David Johle

  I loved Bill Eiland’s advice to artists who enter juried shows:

  • Avoid sentimentality
  • Avoid cliches
  • Be true to your personal vision

Now, back to crossing my fingers that we all were accepted!!

65 thoughts on “Thoughts from SAAL&M Juror Bill Eiland

  1. Oh, Lyn, thanks for sharing this video. All day, I imagined what he was going through, looking at so much art. What a job it was for him. I imagined your evening together, and what a bit of icing on the cake that you (of course you did because you are generous like that) shared it with us. I loved his points for artists. No sentimentality, no cliches and be true to your vision. If we were selected or not, its great to think that we are on track by his standards. Welcome to Texas and the rich variety of art that is ALL around us, ALL of the time…Bill Eiland! Laura

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