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Front Street invites all visual artists, 18 years and older, of all mediums, styles, and techniques, from across the world to apply to the "3rd Annual Life in the City" juried exhibition. 

Applicants should provide a brief artist statement, as well as a statement about how your work relates to "Life in the City."  

Artists are encouraged to submit original work that represents the remarkable architecture, rich history, and/or modern urban lifestyles experienced in cities across the world. 

Meet this year's guest juror, Sandra Picciano-Brand

This year's guest juror is internationally recognized metal-sculpture and jewelry designer, Sandra Picciano-Brand.  Over the course of her career, Sandra has developed her metal sculpture and jewelry skills by studying with internationally known artists and taking over 25, two-week intensive professional workshops across the country.  

While utilizing many design and jewelry-making techniques, these ideas have remained a constant in Sandra’s work: The organic form, romantic themes, impeccable craftsman-ship, sculptural intricacy, and the challenge of complex techniques with difficult materials.  Inspiration for her lyrical metal pieces comes from the natural world, passion for gardening, dance, women in mythology, and Mexico, (her second home).  

She utilizes numerous metal techniques in her work, including:
Lost wax casting, repoussé, chasing, hydraulic press forming, fold forming, Keum Boo, forging, as well as traditional metalsmithing techniques. From the beginning, she has been drawn to the spontaneity and intricacy inherent in working with wire, with its infinite sculptural possibilities.

Sandra and her husband, David have won numerous Best of Show and First Place awards for their jewelry and sculpture in national level juried art shows. Since 2000, they have maintained Mythic Silver Studio in the Front Street Campus where they create their meticulously crafted artwork. With their many years of experience, and their individual styles and perspectives, they creatively collaborate, and teach as a duo at their studio, Rosewood Arts Centre, and Troy-Hayner Cultural Arts Center.

One artist will be awarded "Best in Show" for best representation of "Life in the City."


Artwork Drop Off Dates: July 27th - August 2nd
Artwork Pick Up Dates: August 16th - 20th
(Office Hours Mon - Fri 9AM - 4PM)
Artist's Reception
August 5, 2021 | 6PM - 8PM
Enjoy live music, light refreshments, and mingling with fellow artists at the private Artist's Reception.
Opening Reception
August 6, 2021 | 5PM - 9PM

Enjoy live music, dinner and dessert from The Rolling Oasis, and a walk around the complex touring surrounding art studios and other gallery openings.  The night is free to attend and offers free, onsite parking.  The food truck accepts cash and card while artists vary.

Closing Reception
August 15, 2021 | 11AM - 4PM

Enjoy live music and peruse the surrounding market, studios, and galleries!  The day is free to attend and offers free, onsite parking.  The food truck accepts cash and card while vendors and artists vary.

The Front Street Experience
1001 East 2nd Street, Building 100, CD Hall