The unstoppable Jersey Summer Exhibition
The gallery is currently avoiding the queues and ensuring the safety of all visitors by opening on an appointment-only basis. Friends and clients are asked to make an appointment in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the gallery on 01534 739900. The gallery and exhibitions are open by appointment on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The gallery is known for it’s longstanding relationships with Internationally renown artists such as Sir Peter Blake and Bruce McLean, making them and their work accessible to a Jersey audience through the sale of limited edition prints, artist discussions and workshops. Four years ago the gallery launched the Jersey Summer Exhibition, in response to a growing appetite for good quality, curated local work. The exhibition is modelled on the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy in London and works with a panel of Royal Academicians and respected International artists to select and curate a selling exhibition of local work in the St Helier gallery. Having work professionally hung, lit and curated at CCA Galleries International has helped launch the careers of promising Jersey artists, as well as enforcing that of those already established.
This year’s selection panel were artists Paul Huxley RA and Dan Baldwin, Managing Director of Worton Hall Studios and CCA Gillian Duke, and Gallery Director, Sasha Gibb.
Judges Paul Huxley RA, Dan Baldwin, Gillian Duke and Sasha Gibb
Nearly 230 exhibits were submitted this year by 90 artists (up over 10% from the previous year) across painting, print, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography and film. Traditionally, the judges fly in to Jersey to view a shortlist in the gallery. With the world in lock down, the Jpg Judges were born. The panel discussed the work over many hours of video conferencing and agreed on a final selection of 124.
As well as making the final selection for the show, the panel also judge the Summer Prize. The winner of the Summer Prize is offered a solo show at the gallery. The prize is 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
The Rural Jersey Landscape Award is taking place for the second year. All traditional Jersey landscapes selected for the Jersey Summer Exhibition are automatically entered. The panel of judges are CCA Galleries International, RURAL Magazine, the National Trust for Jersey and BCR Law. The award is sponsored by BCR Law and National Trust for Jersey.
The Jersey Summer Exhibition will open on Friday 19 June as planned. However, there will also be an online catalogue and price list as well as a film of the exhibition and it’s curation by local film maker Gatis Valters.
The gallery is pleased to be making the exhibition available online and the work available to an audience
‘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.
We are all excited about the Jersey Summer Exhibition, finding new ways of working with artists and selling art. As always, it’s a pleasure to be working with so many adaptable and creative artists both on and off the island. We’re not planning the usual party the night before, however, we will be celebrating and applaud the Jersey community for their resilience. It’s at times like this we need community and we need art.’
Sasha Gibb, Gallery Director
The exhibition has been generously sponsored for the past 4 years by TEAM Assest Management.
Highlights from the Jersey Summer Exhibition 2017 - 2019