Hi! I’m R.L. Gibson, your resident blogger & Editor. As a working artist and former arts administrator, I just may be on every gallery and art organization’s mailing list. And, for years I have sent out deadlines for art shows (local, regional AND national) to my friends and collegues that needed a hand up or a little motivating distraction.
The list of recipients has grown over the years to more than I could manage. Everytime someone lost a deadline, I would have to pour through old “sent” messages looking for just the right one. “The List” has become so popular that I now receive requests to be put on the list from people I don’t know in countries I can’t locate. In addition, I have been searching for a platform to share some of the work, good AND bad, that I trip across everyday.
Why the subtitle “Never Let Them See You Starve?” Because I dislike the term “starving artist.” I find that starving artists are very often suffering from a sort of motivational anorexia–not starvation. You can’t succeed if you don’t REALLY try, hence the tag line–Find a show . Enter a Show . Eat .
Here’s to your success!
Editor’s note: As of Today, August 30, 2010–Exactly 1 Year and 1 Day since I originally published the “About” page, www.ArtAndArtDeadlines.com has had its busiest day ever. Thank YOU for making Art & Art Deadlines ROCK!