CALL to ARTISTS: Housekeeping
I am not a good house keeper. We must own our faults, and this fact is one of my many faults. I don’t qualify for Hoarding or Clean House, but I also don’t dust unless my kid sneezes. There are always 4 loads of laundry that need to be done, and I am fairly certain there is a can of coconut milk in my cabinet that expired in 2006.
Life is too short.
However, I cannot afford to be a bad blog house keeper. All of you deserve better than dusty pages and rotten Calls. There are too many of you whose trust I have earned over the past year and a half to let things fall through the cracks.
So, I am counting on you to resist the urge to move on to checking other email or goofing off on facebook and help me out folks. We really need to work on cleaning up a few things that are left lingering about even after the New Year:
REJECTION LETTERS: I had hoped that the Rejection page would be in full swing by January, but I still don’t have enough letters to start properly. Please email your rejections letters and/or emails to me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
I prefer scans of printed letters, but those are rare. Remember, sending a rejection letter qualifies you for free entry into the $2 Art Contest.
GALLERIES: A note to all of the gallery directors that read this blog… If your gallery is mentioned in one of the rejection letters I receive, you will get a feature page on your gallery on this site.
I always want to be fair, and this is my way of balancing the discouraging with the hopeful. I will take the gallery information from the gallery’s website as well as request input fromt he director. I hope this encourages you to encourage your artists to send in their letters. It is your opportunity to let artists know what you want.
FEATURED ARTISTS: I have offered the Featured Artists from the beginning of this site in 2009 through December of 2010 an opportunity to be chosen Featured Artist of the Year. They can receive votes in the form of comments through January 15, 2011.
Vote for your Favorite Artist by leaving a meaningful comment today.
Click Here to see all the Featured Artists of 2009/2010. Your comment cannot contain profanity or links to a website. They must say something… not just a smiley face or a thumbs up. Use your words.
SOCIAL NETWORKS: Many of you help promote this site on Facebook and Twitter, and I truly appreciate the support. I do want to encourage you to consider promoting your own work and supporting www.ArtAndArtDeadlines.com on Google Buzz, Digg, Yahoo Buzz, reddit and more. The more people that read this blog, the more motivated I am.
Now the house has been swept.
The dishes have been washed.
The blog is now suitable for company.
As always, I love to hear from you…so, leave a comment or send an email with your ideas, your art, your success and your challenges.