I got a postcard in the mail the other day about
It appears to be a group of show promoters who have gotten together
to design a system where you can submit a standardized electronic
application that will go to a large number of shows depending on your
selection. You pay on-line for the service. It includes shows like
Cherry Creek, Lakefront, Uptown and St. James Court among others.
One of my major concerns with this process is what happens with
folks who are really proficient in photo shop (or have a friend who
is) and can really tweak their slides. I am concerned that the
application process for these shows will become about who is the best
at manipulating their slides vs. how good their work really looks.
Any flaws in a piece…zap them out of there!
Just curious as to what others are thinking of this. I agree with
the standardized application being a great idea, and I wish every
show had you label the slides the same way. I’m just not so sure I
like the “easy to manipulate” quality of it. Yeah, if someone’s work
doesn’t measure up in person they can kick them out the following
year. It still knocks an honest artist out of some of the best shows
running in the meantime though!