Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Art and about: my activities on the creative tip since 3Q 2007

I haven't posted much since my friend Ken died, but I've been busy nonetheless. Here's some of what I've been up to lately "on the creative tip" (as Ken would say). It's posted in no particular order.

Since 3Q 2007, I:

Registered as an official partner in "Art. Ask for More," the national arts education public awareness campaign of Americans for the Arts and the Ad Council.

Updated my Artist's Profiles in the:

Posted "The Business of Art: the RAC Marketing Toolbox For Artists" to the SCORE Chapter 306 Blog.

Submitted photography to Grace Institute's juried art exhibition for Women's History Month. "Never Routine: Women in the Course of Their Daily Lives" will be on display from March 3-April 25, 2008. Stay tuned for results of the competition.

Co-authored, edited and illustrated a children's puzzle book and added audio and animations to transform it into a multimedia activity packet. The work received a standing ovation when presented to a university children's literature class. Stay tuned for publication and purchasing details.

Served on several grant evaluation panels throughout Greater New York, and made a presentation about the QCAF regrant process to the Queens Council on the Arts Board of Directors. Congratulations to all grantees, especially my pal April Lynn James (whose panel I sat out). NOTE: participating on a grants panel is an excellent learning experience for proposal writers.

Ghostwrote several articles, reviews and papers. NOTE: This is also a great way to expand one's horizons.

Created new interactive works and exhibition pieces, and contacted venues. Stay tuned for upcoming exhbits and events.

Received a scholarship for audio recording and production training. ###