Sunday, February 5, 2012
- Art Buzz 2012 arrived in our mailbox. Rob and I submitted art to this juried competition in the fall because we liked the founder's mission. Instead of the usual juried show where you pay $30 to enter and send images, then ship the art to the gallery if it is juried into the show, Art Buzz publishes a hardcover book of the art chosen. They then distribute the book to gain recognition of emerging and mid-career artists. They send books to art dealers in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Naples, Miami, Santa Fe, New Orleans, Washington DC, as well as ones in The Netherlands, Russia, UK and France. We found out in December that we'd been juried in; I have one image depicted for Honorable Mention in "altered photography" and my husband won First Prize in sculpture so he has 3 images shown.
- One of my collages is featured on a full page in the current 96-page gallery catalog for Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. The catalog arrived this week as well.
- We were interviewed Saturday (along with another Galesburg artist with an image in Art Buzz) for an article that will run in the Galesburg Register-Mail next Sunday.
- I emailed the Peoria Journal Star about possibly doing a story on my husband and another Bradley University graduate who are having an art show together in February. The reporter looked at our website and decided she wanted to do a story on Rob and me instead! So she'll come to our studio on Thursday to interview us for the Sunday arts and entertainment section.