Wednesday, September 30, 2009

ArtSlant

With the Book Series winding down (only four left to create) I have been spending more time with the marketing and promotional aspects of this body of work. I have to say that I absolutely hate this part of it. Nothing drains me emotionally more than the administrative tasks of sending out query letters to galleries, filling out applications for Juried Shows, etc. Not to mention you begin to feel a bit like you are prostituting yourself with all this self promotion but it is a necessary part of the journey and development of an artist. It all becomes a bit more tolerable when you get an email like I received today saying I was selected as a Showcase Winner for an on-line Juried competition.

Jurors:

Our September 2009 panel includes:

Fons Welters, Director and Owner of Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam

Lee Campbell, Independent Artist/Curator, London

Lynn del Sol, Director, {CTS} Creative Thriftshop, New York City

Natasha Egan, Associate Director & Curator, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago

Maud Piquion, Director, Maud Piquion Gallery, Berlin

http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/showcase?sublist=6^photography

It helps having the wonderful support I've received from friends and family as a motivating force through this journey. Thank You All!

2 comments:

Frieda Babbley said...

I am screaming in excitement over here, Bill. That is fantastic! How exciting.
Draining, yes. Prostituting, it does feel like that, and is THE worse part about it. But then yes, letters such as these make it all bearable bliss.
Congratulations, and best of luck!

Bill Zuback said...

Thanks Frieda. You are so kind.