03/08/2006: "I hate Yahoo IM"
I got an invite from my grandma tonight to sign up for yahoo instant messenger. I used to have an account but uninstalled it awhile back. I forgot why but it's all coming back to me. Weird buggy stuff happening like crazy..I just lost the long message I wrote here earlier. AAAAHHHHH! it's been installed for under an hour and I already want to throw my computer out the window. Why am I the only one who feels hi-jacked by this application? Everyone else I know loves it.
Anyway, to recap, I think the workshop is going to be excellent. The other two panalists are incredibly knowledgable, I learned a lot just from our meeting this afternoon. One of them is the curator at the city museum and the other is an artist and on the panel that judges artists for exhibits at the State Museum. He's going to be covering the do's and don't of submitting for shows. I will be useful for the students and artists just starting out or who are broke (as I know lots of cheap tricks!)
We'll be covering exhibition timelines, artist statements, traditional and online portfolios, photographing your work, hanging and lighting a show, promotional materials, etc. We're going to have a website with templates too, for creating business cards or show invitations etc. there will be lots of hands on stuff as it is an all-day thing. I would have *loved* something like this when I was a student, instead of just being thrown to the wolves.