You can't really blame the jury for this, all they see are 5
slides. Most of the culpability must be placed on the consumer. As
soon as they stop buying that kind of work it will disappear from
the show. It's too expensive to do such shows if you're not making
money at it.
Uh...I will have to respectfully disagree on this one Larry. You can
and should blame the jury for this. They pick who gets into the show,
not the consumer. As I said before, many exhibitors are supported by
a spouse, family money or a "day" job, and so do not have to rely on
a show for their income. In some cases, the show is a vanity
enterprise. They make their booth fee, so they think they are doing
pretty well. I can give you many examples.
For a while, in the 90's the joke about ACC, was that all of the
jewelers seemed to have gone to the same finishing school. The work
looked so much alike in style and materials. It has changed to some
extent since then, but not completely. It is the taste of the jurors
that admit too many similar exhibitors. I too wish they would pay
more attention to that aspect of the show.
Lisa,(it rains, it pours, it stops, it starts again. All of my
magnolias and citrus and acacias are in bloom and getting soaked.
Bah!) Topanga, CA USA