Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Another Proposal

Today I'm working on getting out a couple of proposals for my "Beyond the Scrapbook" show. I'm happy that it was shown earlier this year, but I'd like to expand it and get it into a couple of more venues.

This time I included my resume, the proposal, 10 photos, an image list that corresponds to the photos, and a postcard from the previous show. This particular venue asked specifically for slides or photos. Otherwise I would have sent a CD.

I'm working on getting one out to another venue, but they want lots of really specific information like budgets for printing, shipping, catering, etc. It's stuff that I don't really want to think about, but I know it would be good practice to do.

As I mentioned above, I'm trying to expand the show since a couple of the original artists dropped out (one of them has even disappeared!). All of the artists are people that I know and went to school with, so I'd like to find some new people from different areas, especially from different cultural backgrounds.

So if you or anyone you know has some artist's books lying around that fit the definition of the show, please let me know. I don't actually need the book until we schedule a show, and then you can send the book directly to the venue.

Here's a brief summary of the show:
Beyond the Scrapbook features artists that remember, examine, and present family histories through the medium of book arts. The artists have each presented their family histories in very different ways. Some celebrate their past while others delve into the dark side of family memories. But each has used the medium of book arts to preserve the past and create a work of art that transcends the traditional scrapbook.

Now playing: Natalie Merchant - River
via FoxyTunes


PaMdora said...

Thanks for the photos of both your presentation folders. I want to get started sending out proposals this fall, and it's great to have such a nice model too look at.

Tania Becker said...

What program did you use to print thumbnail pictures with typewritten labels underneath each picture?

Thanks, Tania

Deanna said...

I used Microsoft Word for the image list. I created a table and inserted the jpgs. I've used PageMaker before, and of course InDesign and Quark would work, too.

Tania Becker said...

Thank you!!! Looks like I am going to hve to get some lessons in how to do this with word.