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Re: [BKARTS] exhibit entries wish list



Hi Signa,  Next time, type the bio and book description into your favorite
word processor where you can spell check, count words, and edit until
satisfied.  Then copy and paste into the online form.  That will save you
lots of frustration.

Regards,

John MacKrell
---
Ann Arbor, Michigan
(734) 604-0992
See finishing stoves for sale at www.johnmackrell.com




> From: Judy <judy@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: Book_Arts-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 14:35:52 -0700
> To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [BKARTS] exhibit entries wish list
> 
> Yes, yes, yes!  I concur.  In the recent GBW Marking Time Exhibit
> submission forms, you could not save anything you had composed and
> filled in the blanks--in other words, you had to do it all in one
> sitting-- so I ended up typing the damned thing 3 or 4 times.
> 
> Signa Houghteling
> 
> Linda M. Cunningham wrote:
>>> Recently there have been comments about the wish for lots of lead
>>> time in calls for entries so that artists can respond with new work.
>>> People have also expressed appreciation for submissions by e-mail. I
>>> join the chorus on both counts and want to add another item to the
>>> wish list for ease of submission.  I have just spent days submitting
>>> to a couple of shows that required a great deal of information with
>>> my submission:  full resume, short bio, detailed image list, forms
>>> about each book submitted, artist statements, etc, etc.  I am wishing
>>> that the initial submission could be streamlined to images and a
>>> brief statement about the work.  If work is accepted, then I'll be
>>> happy to send on all the additional information.  If not, my life is
>>> streamlined and I can use all the found time in my studio to do what
>>> I love.
>> 
>> Those are all great ideas that would make our lives simpler.
>> 
>> I'd chime in with asking for a graphic standard. Just jpgs -- not a
>> pdf, or a PowerPoint presentation, or tif files -- and, most
>> importantly, of a fixed resolution and size (72 dpi, 9 x 12 inches,
>> for example) with high-res files for printing/promotion to be provided
>> on acceptance.
>> 
>> How many times have most of us had three or four entries to get off
>> where each one has a very specific, and vastly different requirement?
>> I've spent an entire day running Photoshop, and repeatedly checking to
>> make sure that the right collection goes with the right application:
>> one standard would make it so easy to keep a collection and
>> accompanying list ready to go.
>> 
>> Cheers
>> Linda
> 
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