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artiwu vol.2, DIGEST #17 (Feb 29, 2000)
1. recent shows
2. Post your news (New section in artiwu website)
3. Alum in Chicago Tribune
4. Critique's New Annual Web Design Competition
5. Talking Grapefruits
Subject: recent shows
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 09:58:08 -0800 (PST)
From: "Laura A. Kesselring" <>

in a rash of unexplained luck, i've recently found out that i have been included in 4 upcoming exhibitions. none of them are in the chicago area, so i won't be able to go to them, but if anyone else is near any of these places and sees one of these shows, maybe you can tell me how it looks and what the rest of the art is like there. here's the info:

"Contemporary Visions 2000" The University Gallery, University of Bridgeport, CT. Exhibition dates: March 1-April 8, 2000.

"A Woman's Touch" Impact Artists Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Exhibition dates: March 1-31, 2000.

"Art 2000" Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Boca Raton, FL. Exhibition dates: March 12-April 16, 2000.

"Faces of Woman" Las Vegas Arts Council, Las Vegas, New Mexico (not Nevada). Exhibition dates: March 21-April 17, 2000.

Subject: Post your news (New section in artiwu website)
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 16:30:59 -0600
From: Matt Maldre <>

There is a NEW section in the artiwu website for alumni/student news. When IWU alumni/students appear in a publication or show, it will be noted on the artiwu site at:

If you have appeared in a publication or show, please email it to artiwu (or fill out the form on the artiwu website).
Subject: Alum in Chicago Tribune
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2000 23:24:26 -0600
From: Matt Maldre <>

IWU art alum, a picture of Mike Gallo ('98) recently appeared on the front page of the business section of the Chicago Tribune. (Sunday, Feb 27 edition)


By Phat X. Chiem

A section of the article:

Her partner, Mike Gallo, 23, a student art director from Palos Hills, once considered an art career. But he soon concluded that the bohemian clich of a starving artist didn't suit him.
"I could have gone to New York and eaten cat food," said Gallo, a lanky young man who sports a pierced left eyebrow. "But I wanted to be creative and make money."
According to Advertising Age, the annual salary for the average copywriter working in the Midwest is $50,000 with bonuses. Art directors make $54,800 while creative directors pull in $120,500.
But it's not about the money, Gallo insists. Like most advertising folks, the graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington is a student of pop culture who devours all manner of magazines, television shows, films, music and on-line diversions. He's fascinated by the way people respond to advertising and mass media.
"It's an interesting time for advertising," he says. "I mean, people have stopped watching the Super Bowl for the football. It's become another form of entertainment."

For the full story, go to:

Congratulations, Mike!
From: "Tamima Faroqui" <>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 18:08:25 EST
Subject: Critique's New Annual Web Design Competition



(Palo Alto, February 2, 2000) Critique, the magazine of graphic design thinking, introduces THE WEB CRIT--an extension of THE BIG CRIT, Critique's annual design competition. Like THE BIG CRIT, THE WEB CRIT will go beyond the hype to get to the heart and soul of selected works. The best sites will be published with in-depth analyses by noted interactive designers in a special bonus issue following THE BIG CRIT.

THE WEB CRIT includes two student categories: Student Portfolio (a website or CD-ROM designed as a portfolio) and Student Project (a website or CD-ROM designed as a project). Reviewers will look for excellence in two areas:
performance--or how a project works to achieve its goals; and contribution--or what it adds to the design repertory. To be selected or reviewed, an entry must excel in one or both of these areas. Out of the winning works, two from each category will be specially honored with the Critic's Award and a full-page review.

Critique, established in 1996 in Palo Alto, CA, is a premium-quality quarterly journal of graphic design. While other magazines cover personalities, portfolios, and techniques, only Critique explains the thinking behind the styles in clear discussions on aesthetics, communications, strategy, and audiences. Each issue is designed for clarity and crafted to the highest design standards to provide a lasting reference for professionals in the fast-evolving world of design.

Deadline for entries: April 7, 2000 Entry fees: $10 per entry with no limit to the number of entries For more information on entering THE BIG CRIT: 1. check Critique's website at,

2. look in Critique's Winter 2000 issue, or 3. contact Dustin McGahan at (650) 323-7225 ext. 20.
Tami Kim Critique Magazine

Neumeier Design Team 120 Hawthorne Ave., Suite 102 Palo Alto, Ca. 94301 Voice: 650-323-7225 ext. 10 Fax: 650-323-3298
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 19:32:49 -0800 (PST)
From: Matt Maldre <>
Subject: Talking Grapefruits

TALKING GRAPEFRUITS AND ARTISTIC USES FOR USED CHEWING GUM: The Canada Council has come under fire in Parliament for some of the offbeat artistic projects it has funded. "Artists are often pushing the envelope. They are like scientists - they are experimenting, taking risks." Chicago Tribune 02/24/00

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