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artiwu vol.2, DIGEST #30 (May 29, 2000)

1. The Juried Show Venue: Deciding Which Shows to Enter
2. Celebrities Name New Pantone Colors
3. Jobs from Tribune
4. Art Jobs from arts wire

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Subject: The Juried Show Venue: Deciding Which Shows to Enter
Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 21:25:53 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Laura A. Kesselring" <paintgirl74@yahoo.com>

Part 3 in an approximately 12-Part Series

You have to be discriminating when choosing which juried shows you are going to enter. Constraints like time, art (or slide) quantity, and money (for entry fees, supplies, etc.) will prevent you from entering every show that looks promising. The following are some things to think about when going through each prospectus. REMEMBER to look at *all* factors when making a decision.

-THEME: Obviously if you are an oil painter, you are not going to enter a photography competition. Check things like the show's title, the juror's background, and the gallery/museum itself for clues, but don't limit yourself too much.

-ENTRY FEE: With entry fees, you must consider how many entries they let you submit vs. the entry fee. 3 entries for $15 is great. 2 entries for $25 is okay. 2 entries for $30? That's a little expensive-look at the other factors, like prestige and location. Remember, the more entries you can submit, the better your chances of getting in.

-LOCATION: I enter local shows whenever possible because I can hand-deliver any accepted pieces, and therefore I can enter larger pieces that would otherwise be hard to ship. For any out of state locations, I usually submit smaller, easier-to-ship pieces. Location is very important-big cities (especially NYC) are great, but smaller cities or towns can be good places to start. My first show was in Paducah, Kentucky.

-PRESTIGE: As an emerging artist, your chances of getting into a prestigious show are small, but remember that they are zero if you don't try at all. Many art centers hold big annual juried shows, like Evanston Art Center and the Rockford Art Museum (in Illinois). Weigh all factors, but you might be surprised and get in if you try!

-LENGTH OF EXHIBITION: Is it 3 weeks or 3 months? This factor is a personal choice - how long do you want to be loaning your piece? How much exposure is enough? Longer exhibitions (like traveling exhibitions) can be good, but they also tie up pieces that you might otherwise want to enter in other shows.

-STUFF: What do you get if you get in? Catalogs are *great* for keepsakes and promotional tools. Also, check out things like invitations (do they provide you with any?), web site (will you be on theirs and for how long?), and award money (how much is available?).

-INSURANCE: I hesitate entering a show that doesn't insure the pieces for the duration of the exhibit. Your art is valuable - don't compromise on this! Most places will make you insure your own work in transit, though - this is easy enough and inexpensive.

-OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Some shows require framing (this is more difficult with larger pieces vs. small [more on framing in Part 9]) while others don't mention it at all. Some shows want black-and-white photos of your accepted pieces-can you provide these? Make sure that the shipping requirements are reasonable (do they leave you enough time to frame and ship your work between the time you find out you're accepted and the deadline for the work to arrive there? more on shipping in Part 11]).

I often enter the same annual shows year after year, but keep in mind that acceptance into a show one year does not guarantee acceptance in the future. Jurors change from year to year, so you start fresh each time.

UP NEXT: Deciding Which Pieces to Submit
COMING SOON: The Actual Submission Process
Subject: Celebrities Name New Pantone Colors
From: Matt Maldre <matt@spudart.org>
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 17:09:55 -0500

Creative Visionaries Share Names and Inspirations For Never-Before-Seen Colors

Carlstadt, NJ, April 26, 2000 - Pantone, Inc., the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color standards, today revealed the names of new PANTONE Colors as well as the celebrity inspiration behind them. To celebrate the launch of its newest version of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM", its flagship product for the graphic design and printing industries, Pantone invited thought leaders in fashion, graphic design, beauty, fine arts, architecture, dance, illustration, industrial design and entertainment to "own" a new PANTONE Color by giving it an original name.

The participating "color gurus" shared the inspiration behind their color name, their favorite color-related memory and a fantasy project for the color. Color names and celebrity participants are as follows:

* Flip-flop Purple PANTONE 7451 by Aerin Lauder, executive director of creative marketing for Estee Lauder USA and Canada;
* Icarus PANTONE 7531 by I.M. Pei, internationally renowned architect whose projects include the JFK Library (Boston), Grand Louvre (Paris), Rock and
* Porta Pera Yellow PANTONE 7403 by Mary GrandPrË, fine artist and illustrator of the best selling Harry Potter book series;
* Foundation PANTONE 7415 by Randolph Duke, fashion designer of the Oscars red carpet, dressing, among others, Hilary Swank, Sara McLaughlin, Kim Basinger, Minnie Driver, Lisa Kudrow and Geena Davis;
* Chica Chica Boom PANTONE 7408 by Simon Doonan, creative director of Barneys New York department store, known for his provocative and controversial window displays, and author of Confessions of a Window Dresser;
* Sublime Blue PANTONE 7462 by Milton Glaser, creator of corporate/marketing images which include the I©NY logo, and co-founder of New York Magazine;
* Beachglass PANTONE 7455 by David Rockwell, architectural and interior designer whose projects include a permanent theater for Cirque du Soleil, the master plan for Downtown Disney, renovation of the W Hotel New York and the dramatic setting of the well-known Nobu restaurant;
* Celeste PANTONE 7458 by Daniel Weil, industrial design principal at Pentagram (UK) whose work has been featured at The Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York;
* Raleigh PANTONE 7491 by Cheri Dorr, innovator of logos, corporate identity programs and broadcast graphics for clients such as Oxygen Media, ESPN, and MTV;
* Old Dog Blue PANTONE 7469 by Paul Davis, American illustrator and graphic designer whose illustrations have appeared in Life, the New Yorker, Time and Sports Illustrated;
* Neo-Mexico PANTONE 7417 by Peter Martins, Ballet Master-in-Chief of the New York City Ballet;
* Curry PANTONE 7413 by Colin Cowie, author, lifestyle consultant and event planner to the stars, and host of the weekly AMC show "Everyday Elegance with Colin Cowie";
* Soilent Green PANTONE 7488 by Marc Newson, Australian-born industrial designer most recently commissioned to develop the Ford Concept Car named after its PANTONE Color, 021C;
* Carolyn Eve Green PANTONE 7498 by Stephin Merritt, New York-based songwriter-producer-musician of rock band Magnetic Fields whose new album, "69 Love Songs," includes the lyric, "You make me blue, PANTONE 292."

"Color affects many people across every industry," said Richard Herbert, executive vice president of Pantone. "We selected this small, eclectic group of creative experts to celebrate the new Graphics Color Systems because they are each known for innovative use of color in their respective fields. I can't think of a more effective way to demonstrate the ubiquity of color than that."

The color choices and individual names for the new PANTONE Colors were as diverse as the group itself. Highlights from the guru entries included Simon Doonan's selection of a vibrant yellow which he named Chica Chica Boom after Carmen Miranda. Other inspirations for his color were a vintage Hermes purse and rotten mangos.

Stephin Merritt named his deep green Carolyn Eve Green, after a close friend living in the "pine-addled Rocky Mountains." Merritt believes that "if vegetables were Carolyn Eve Green, children would be happier to eat them," and although not advisable for lampshades, eye-shadow or milk cartons, his color would be well suited for carpet or a wristwatch.

David Rockwell would love to do an airport terminal in Beachglass, the vivid blue color that reminds him of water and a rare piece of glass he found while walking on the beach. "The image of the beach would be a nice one for travelers to have as they embark," said Rockwell.

"Color and color association pervade every facet of a person's daily life," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute". The institute studies how color influences human thought processes, emotions and physical reactions, which are reflected in each celebrity's color and name choice. Eiseman believes that, based on his color associations, Stephin Merritt thinks and feels in color. According to Eiseman, our reactions to color are personal and emotional, often associated with childhood memories, evidenced by Cheri Dorr's Raleigh, named for the British three-speed bicycle her parents gave to her, or favorite vacation spots, as indicated by Porta Pera, reminiscent of Mary

All trademarks used herein are the property of Pantone, Inc. " Pantone, Inc., 2000 GrandPre's love of Italy. She also observes that Doonan's impression of yellow is one of whimsy - a color not to be taken too seriously - as is apparent in his color name.

The celebrity color name campaign is only a small part of the launch of the new Graphics Color Systems. The PANTONE" MATCHING SYSTEM", along with the company's process color selector and solid to process color reference products, has undergone significant improvements including 147 new colors plus seven metallics, new paper stocks and a bold new presentation. Pantone conducted extensive research and interviews with current design, prepress and print product users to develop new products that address the changing needs and trends of the graphics community.

With more than 37 years of experience, Pantone, Inc. is recognized as the worldwide leader in color communication and Internet color technology for the graphic design, printing, publishing, textile and plastics industries. Additional information about Pantone is available on the company's Web site at www.pantone.com or by calling Pantone at 888-PANTONE.
Subject: Jobs from Tribune
From: Matt Maldre <matt@spudart.org>
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 17:09:55 -0500

Here's some new jobs from the tribune intranet. If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to: Matt Maldre, 435 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60611. Or you can email it to me at matt@spudart.org (email will go much faster, like duh). I'll route your stuff around the tribune co.

WGN-TV is looking for a creative, self starting individual for cutting edge, fun morning news show. Would be responsible for generating ideas and coordinating segments. Includes identifying a good segment, taking it from idea through execution on air. May be required to coach and collaborate with contributors and on air talent. Strong phone and people skills, a must. Experience needed in working well with the public and public relations representatives. Some early morning hours needed to handle guests for live broadcast. Assignment desk experience preferred, as some backup desk duties may be required. College degree in journalism or equivalent and two years newsroom experience required. Knowledge of Chicago, a plus.

This is an entry-level position in the designer family. Responsible for the creation of specific aspects of the artwork on assigned projects. Processes and executes images, text and graphics. Produces HTML pages. Archives artwork in a library resource system. Incumbent may have a degree in fine arts or computer graphics; and has working knowledge of HTML, Photoshop, graphics compression software with one or two years experience.

Tribune Interactive is seeking a highly motivated, hard-working associate producer to work with South Florida entertainment products, including the Showtime Interactive and varied content distribution platforms. The ideal candidate will be a proven high performer with 1-3 years experience developing, creating and producing Web content and utilities; editorial skills (including reporting, writing, editing, and crafting headlines); and a familiarity with or curiosity about emerging technologies. Flexibility, experience in HTML coding and Photoshop, and an aptitude for learning new production tools is necessary. Weekend and holiday hours possible. This positon is open to relocation.
Subject: Art Jobs from arts wire
From: Matt Maldre <matt@spudart.org>
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 17:09:55 -0500

From Arts Wire CURRENT: May 30, 2000: Volume 9, No. 22

DIRECTOR OF VISUAL ARTS, Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst/Cedarhurst
Sculpture Park, (Mt. Vernon, Illinois)

EDUCATION DIRECTOR, Art Resources in Teaching, (Chicago, IL)

Details about these and other jobs are available on Arts Wire's
Web Site at http://www.artswire.org/current/jobs.html
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