Thursday, July 9, 2009

Twitter Art Show: Update and POLL

UPDATE:
The preparations for the show are coming along splendidly! As you all know, I created artist pages for all of you. I sent emails with attachment to every artist for their approval. If you haven’t gotten back to me yet, please do so soon. These .jpgs will be included on the proposal CD. I am all done with the first draft of our proposal letter. I have started the artist list and price list to include with that cover letter. I will share all this when it is done. Also, people have been sending me lots of tips for possible venues. That is fantastic!! I will go through these in the coming weeks.
All of this organization is taking me a very long time. Please be patient. I am literally burning the candle at both ends. I want these proposals out to galleries ASAP. I think I can have the first proposals in the mail by the end of next week. This is my goal date. BTW Is there anybody in the house who is a grammar/writing whiz and can proofread the cover letter for me? Please let me know.

THE POLL:
We owe a gracious thank you to Carla @naughtymutt! She came up with a terrific concept for a logo for our header, CD cover, and mailing label. I love the idea so much; I might even make a t-shirt out of it!! We have two different versions from which to choose. The name of the show has not been added to either logo yet. That will come later. I put a POLL on the sidebar. We want your vote! Here are the choices: Logo 1 or Logo 2. If you click the picture, you can see a larger image of each. Vote NOW! Also, don’t forget to thank Carla when you see her on Twitter!! :-)


LOGO 1

LOGO 2
Please vote at sidebar voting booth------>

ADDENDUM:
Someone told me to mention this last night. I declined because I just want good vibes to flow. However, I now finally feel the need to say one more thing. Besides doing all this busy work for the show, I have had to endure many comments and remarks that are less than positive. I have tried very hard to let them go and move on. I have been an artist a long time. I have accomplished a whole lot in my art life. I know what I am doing here. If you don't have faith in me, I am sorry. The reason I wanted to say something now is because I just asked one artist about the email and attachment I sent. I wanted to know if things were OK. I had never received a response. The reply was the artist saw the email, saw things were fine, but didn't respond. The artist went on to say my email: "Seemed like unnecessary inbox garbage"

I cannot tell you how this hurt my feelings. I am exhausted right now because I have worked hours trying to get this together for all of us. I cannot change people or their words. I would just like to ask everyone if we can all work together in a positive way. I am not the enemy.

7 comments:

Claudia Olivos and Sergio OlivosM said...

Sheree,

Don't let these few naysayers get you down! You are a creative, full of energy beautiful woman!
There are many more of us 'out there' who appreciate you and everything you do!

hugs and smiles,
Claudia

Claudia Olivos and Sergio OlivosM said...

Sheree,

Don't let these few naysayers get you down! You are a creative, full of energy beautiful woman!
There are many more of us 'out there' who appreciate you and everything you do!

hugs and smiles,
Claudia

meika said...

yeah, it's weird, just put it down to stochastic movements of individuals, at any moment a certian number of peoples are near some sublimation point... bound to go off sometime of other, it's not personal, it's coincidence

Linda said...

Dear Sheree,
You are doing a great job, hang in there!
I have been known to catch typos and would be happy to proofread.
Thanks for all you are doing for us.
Best wishes,
Linda

Linda said...

Sheree -- I REALLY appreciate all the hard work you're doing to put this show together. I've developed and worked on a few art shows, and I know how tough and time-consuming it is. And then participating artists will simply shock you with their rudeness and lack of appreciation. Please don't take any of it seriously. You are providing a huge service to artists who desperately want to show their work. BRAVO! THANKS for sharing your know-how in this most generous way! Sending you big Texas-size hug -- Linda

Parker said...

Just got back home -- have Ann Arbor show this weekend, but will read the letter if you email it over. I can wrtie and rede, tu.

;-) parker

Julie Caves said...

Oh Sheree, that is a shame. After all your hard work, harsh words are extra disappointing. If kind words will go towards helping I wish to say how much I value your hard work and enthusiasm. Thank you.