Saturday, November 22, 2008

Artist Tip: Curators

The Momentum Spotlight Curators, heather ahtone and romy owens (no capital letters on purpose, their choice!), are hard at work selecting artists for the OKC Spotlight. I have sat in on many artistic selection processes now. This is the sometimes mysterious behind the scenes of the art world-- how people get chosen for things. I thought a picture of them talking, reading proposals and looking at images might help demystify their work.
I'm always amazed at the time and energy our guest curators spend trying to understand artists' work. Yes, they assess if they like the art or not, but they also examine the artists' intention. When you receive that rejection or acceptance letter, just know that your creative effort is appreciated, and it has been considered seriously!

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