• Should you serve on an art jury?

    5 monthes ago - By Gurney Journey

    Salon Jury, 1903 In a letter to the director of the Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) declined to be a juror for their annual exhibition. Here's why:
    "In regard to jurys of artists, I have never served because I could never reconcile it to my conscience to be the means of shutting the door in the face of a fellow painter. I think the jury system may lead, & in the case of the Exhibitions at the Carnegie Institute no doubt does lead to a high average, but in art what we want is the certainty that the one spark of original genius shall not be extinguished, that is...
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