I hope you all had good holidays and a relaxing break. I mentioned in class that CALARTS students and faculty get a discounted ticket to both photo LA and art LA, which are this and next weekend (www.artfairsinc.com). Show your CALARTS ID to purchase $10 tickets to either event, instead of $20 tickets. I will be working at photo LA all weekend, so call me if you have any problems at 718.938.1208.
Also, a friend of my has asked me to forward along the following call for entries. His work with shopdropping has been getting a lot of press recently, and I think this is a good opportunity.
Have a great weekend, and I can't wait to see you all next week!
SHOPDROPPING.NET is now calling on artists, designers, media makers, and creative folks to purchase greeting cards and alter them in any way they see fit. Any form of commercial card, from wedding to graduation to birthday to bereavement, is eligible. But clever and witty will be given preference over easy and distasteful.
Please submit JPEG reproductions of the altered greeting cards to firstname.lastname@example.org with GREETINGS as the subject line.
All files must be sized to 1024 x 768 at 72 dpi. Each altered card must include the text "www.shopdropping.net" somewhere in the new design. It can be discreet, on the back of the card, and unobtrusive but it must be present.When submitting the cover and inside of the same card please indicate this clearly in the file titles (for example "cover.jpg", "page2.jpg").
The deadline for submissions is April 1st 2008.
Once all of the digital reproductions have been submitted, selected artists will be given the address of a fellow participant to swap cards with. The cards will then be shopdropped back into circulation and the digital reproductions will be featured on SHOPDROPPING.NET. Please do not submit digital files if you do not intend to follow through with the act of shopdropping a fellow participant's work. The digital reproductions are a means to select and document the artworks, but do not replace the act of shopdropping the originals into unsuspecting stores.