Saturday, November 15, 2008

Carpetbaggers (Let's complain about them!)

Something that has annoyed me lately is that right now, in this economic climate, these online competitions are working ( that is viral marketing ) hard to get artists to pay between $25 -$50 to enter a competition where there is a one percent chance of them being exhibited. Is that offensive or is it just me?

I have gotten about 6 emails in the last two days from two organizations to do this. That is not including the ones that hit my junk box. Yipes! They sound desperate.

Not that I haven't entered these things before, but really kids, unless the juror was a guest lecturer at your school, or one of your teachers, just save your money and make art. Or go buy yourself a sandwich.

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