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Rosemary Volpe <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 2 Nov 1998 09:04:46 -0500
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Cindy, Sounds like they want to have a contest.  Usually the problem with
that is asking artists to work on speculation with no guarantee of work. I
also feel that contests tend to attract more amatuer artists. The Graphic
Artist Guild has put together guidelines regarding contests, so they might
want to take a look at those (see the PEGs Handbook). Or they could go the
usual route of finding artists whose styles they like and ask to see
portfolios, then approaching one with the project. That would be the more
professional approach, I think.


>Hi everyone - just received this inquiry from the director of a small museum
>here in town - I know this is a potentially hair-raising subject with
>artists, but it looks like a good opportunity to educate one not in the art
>field. I told her I'd field the question and get back to her - any
>suggestions? Thanks.
>> I am working with our POW WOW Steering Committee for the '99 POW WOW.  One
>> of the questions that came up was how do we go about soliciting artwork that
>> we could use for a poster for the event.  Cindy, how
>> do artists usually respond to such a solicitation.  Is there a cash award
>> for the winner?
>> We would like to use it as a signature piece for the POW WOW.  Making
>> posters to sell, sending the poster throughout the U.S. to encourage the
>> Native Americans from around the country to come and participate in the
>> dance competition, as vendors of art and food, etc.
>> I am a novice, new to this type of promotion.  Any suggestions or advice
>> would be greatly appreciated.

Rosemary Volpe                          Phone: (203) 432-3786
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