The unstoppable Jersey Summer Exhibition
gallery open to the public 11.00 - 18.30, Monday, Wednesday and Friday
t: 01534 739900 or email Sasha Gibb for private tours.
Click here to see the making of the Jersey Summer Exhibition 2020
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 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 and agreed on a final selection of 124.
The Summer Prize
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. 2019's winner was Lindsay Rutter for her pot Big Red.
Join the jpg judges as they announce the Summer Prize at the award ceremony and finissage 2020
Lindsay Rutter, winner of 2019 Summer Prize and Big Red
The Rural Jersey Landscape Award
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.
Join artists and judges at the gallery as we present the RURAL landscape awards 2020
‘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 this year's 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 didn't hold the usual launch party, however, hope you can join us at some of the smaller events during the exhibition. We will continue to post highlights to our instagram and fb. I hope you can join us'
Sasha Gibb, Gallery Director
Highlights from The Jersey Summer Exhibition and it's award winners is open until 15 October, Mon, Wed, Fri 11.00 - 18.30 and also by appointment. A film of the exhibition and it’s curation can be found here
Jersey Summer Exhibition 2021
The application process for Jersey Summer Exhibition 2021 opens in January 2021. All art work and artist applications are submitted through our website. The exhibition is open to all commercial art forms by artists either living in or having a connection to Jersey and the Channel Islands. Only work that is shortlisted for the next stage will need to be brought to the gallery for the second judging phase. Details to follow in 2021.
Highlights from the Jersey Summer Exhibition 2017 - 2019