Friday, October 21, 2011

Weekend Eye Candy - Best of 500 Edition

I received a rejection email today. Not even a snail mail letter that I could frame or throw darts at. Lark's new 500 Rings book will not be showcasing my submissions. Or any of these other fabulous ring maker's work. Bruce Metcalf (the flower brooch in the center square) was the juror and wanted more avante garde entries than ours, I suppose. Too bad for him then! The world has missed out on a world of talented artists and beautiful pieces. I wish I could see what else ended up on the cutting room floor.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Asked and Answered

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog post about SNAG's Metalsmith magazine. It had to do with a comment the jurors of the Exhibition in Print issue made about the artist statements, resumes, and bios, that accompanied the submissions. As a self taught artist, it never occurred to me to include any of that information in a photo submission.

So I thought I'd ask an expert to educate me on professional submissions. And darned if I'm not featured on Harriete Estelle Berman's blog today!!! Just how thrilling is that?

Harriete is an amazing artist best known for her work with recycled, printed tin pins and teapots, as well as a blogger and is writing an entire series about the photo submissions. She started with her experience as a juror using the CaFE submission site and will be covering photographs and descriptions soon. This series is a wonderful insight for those of us who are not academically trained. I know I'll read each post.