Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Your Images, Our Website!

If you would like you images considered for inclusion on the Department website please burn a disk for me. The sooner the better. Don't wait until the end of the semester. Past students have sold work to major collectors off of the TU Departmental website. Do it this week!

Friday, February 20, 2009

American Craft Council Field Trip

Our annual excursion to the American Craft Council trade show at the Baltimore Convention Center is Thursday, February 26th! The ACC show is one of the oldest and most established craft shows in the country. We are fortunate that so many artists from around the country come to our backyard to show and sell their work. Thursday, February 26 is open to the trade only. So, getting you access to this private day is just one of the many benefits I provide to you as the Program Director! Please take advantage. If you have not let me know that you are planning to attend [required of all majors] please do so. I have complimentary passes for all of you so it will cost you nothing. Hooray! We will meet at the Light Street entrance of the Convention Center at 9:30am. Please be prompt. I will meet students at the Center for the Arts at 8:30am for a 9am departure. If you need a ride let me know so I know who to look for and gather before leaving. Maybe we will take the light rail to avoid gas an parking fees. We can talk about that.

One of my former students and ACC exhibitor, Ben Neubauer, has offered to go out for a bite to eat and conversation after the show at 3pm. If you are interested in joining us, please let me know. It is an excellent opportunity to have direct access to a successful artist and ACC exhibitor.

Please dress nicely. Please conduct yourselves in a professional manner while at the show. keep in mind that the exhibitors have paid alot of money to have their work at this prominent show and they are there to get orders andf make sales----do not crowd their booths with 5 of you. Please do not take their , promotional materials unless you ask- it costs them money and everyone is experiencing an economic downturn right now.

If you have questions, please let me know. It will be a fun and very educational day for all of you!
Get excited.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

American Jewelry Forum-Emerging Artist Award

Please know about the American Jewelry Forum. They offer an Emerging Artist award each year. Please see their website.

Body/Image Exhibition Opp

The deadline for the Body/Image: Artists React to the Cultural Obsession with the Physical Form is this Friday, February 6th. Works should be delivered to Room 3003, CFA (The Dreier Design Studio). There are some interesting prizes from the varied sponsors. The last exhibition we did with the Counseling Center was a great success, we’d like this one to be even better. Amanda Burnham and Leigh Maddox can answer any questions.

Monday, February 2, 2009

call for entry

Spark Awards call for entry is open- check it out- they're looking for "multi-discipline aspirational design" in other words, neat new stuff.
thanks to Design Addict blog for the heads up!
here's their post: http://www.designaddict.com/design_addict/blog/index.cfm/2009/2/2/Spark-Design-Awards

and the main Spark Awards site: http://www.sparkawards.com/

Sunday, February 1, 2009

American Craft Council Show-Baltimore Convention Center

We are taking a field trip to this year's ACC show on Thursday, April 26th. Check out the link...scroll down and look around. The American Craft Council also publishes this magazine [image above] which most of you probably know about. If you are a subscriber you can get in the show free. We are going on the last wholesale day and I would encourage you to also attend on one of the retails days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday of that same week. There are new exhibitors during retail days and wholesale exhibitors are not there during retail days.