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artiwu vol.2, DIGEST #20 (Mar 21, 2000)
1. Re: Dialogue Covers Midwest Arts in New Format
2. Re: Dialogue Covers Midwest Arts in New Format
3. I've Got Me a New Job
4. easy way to get art into a show
5. Spring 2000 Chicago Art Highlights
Subject: Re: Dialogue Covers Midwest Arts in New Format
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 12:32:58 -0800 (PST)
From: "Laura A. Kesselring" <>

fyi...i got a subscription to dialogue thinking that it would be good for me as a chicago artist...but i now wish i hadn't because even though it says it has a "midwest" focus, it is really based in ohio. almost all the ads are for stuff happening in ohio, and almost none of the announcements are for shows in illinois, much less chicago. it seems like they are deliberately avoiding chicago (maybe because it gets so much coverage from other sources) and emphasizing ohio. there's nothing wrong with this if you live there, but for me it was a waste of money ($20/year). i get a small amount of useful info out of each issue, but that's it.
Subject: Re: Dialogue Covers Midwest Arts in New Format
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 00:00:35 -0600
From: Matt Maldre <>

Thanks, Laura. Maybe people might want to stick to individual issues:
May/June issue (annual feature annual focus on Chicago)
July/August issue (annual Arts Guide to the Midwest Region)

I emailed the folks at Dialogue and here's where they say you can find their magazine in Chicago. (I'm assuming these bookstores might have them in other cities too.)

Barnes & Noble
Tower Records

For specific the list of specific addresses in Chicago, go to:
(not every bookstore carries 'em, better check out this list, or call ahead)
Subject: I've Got Me a New Job
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 19:48:33 -0600
From: Matt Maldre <>

Hey, hey, I've got me a new job as a designer at Tribune Media Services.

Tribune Media Services is a leading provider of information and entertainment products to newspapers and electronic media. They syndicate and license comics, features and opinion columns; television listings; Internet, online and wire services; and advertising networks.

Pretty cool stuff. I'll be doing print design, web design, and illustrations for their art department (direct mail, flyers, media kits, promotional stuff, website stuff, collateral stuff, etc.)

SO HOW WILL THIS AFFECT ARTIWU? Since I both live AND work in the city now, I will be able to attend more Chicago art events; therefore, artiwu will recieve better Chicago art scene tips and reviews. Plus, I'll share with you how a syndicate works and how to get your work syndicated. Cool.

By the way, you can share any of your own news with artiwu. Like new jobs, awards, appearing in publications, etc.
Subject: easy way to get art into a show
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 19:53:17 -0600
From: Matt Maldre <>

The postcard show at Dix Art Mix features the original work of various images reproduced on postcard format. Both originals and signed postcards priced from $1.00 to $25.00 are available for sale. Postcards are featured in the following seven categories: one of a kind, figurative, artists and their shows, antique and extra ordinary, picture and story, cards by kids and greetings from across the globe. There is no fee for this show. To date more than eight thousand cards which have been submitted as part of the show.

We are encouraging the public to participate in this show. Send us a postcard, of any size or sort , and we'll include it in the exhibit. Postcards sent via snail mail or electronically are both acceptable. If you would like your card back, be sure to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Send all cards to DIX Art Mix at 2068 N. Leavitt, Chicago, IL 60647 or e-mail your preformatted card.

Artists who work in postcard format or size and have a number of pieces available for display and are interested in having their work highlighted in the postcard show will be given premium space and promotion. Past featured postcard artists include Walter Fydryck, Doug Birkenhauer, Richard Lange and Timothy Hedden.

For more information on The Postcard show and Dix call 773.384.5142, or by email at
Subject: Spring 2000 Chicago Art Highlights
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 21:36:56 -0600
From: Matt Maldre <>

On March 12, Chicago Tribune published a fine preview of the highlights for the Chicago art scene in Spring 2000

Check out this article at:

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