Last week I wondered about making a card to take to the fair. Well, it is (financially) too late for me to follow Chris Ashley's advice and get some cards whipped up at PsPrint in Oakland. The amazing thing is that they could still have some sort of product on my door step by Saturday morning. If I am willing to pay. Amazing. There is a whole post-doctoral thesis in what goes into that two day process. Instead, I actually had fun making my own 50 cards tonight. My little plunge into business-card making reminded me that Design can be Artful. A person needs a deep technical base as well as an intuitive skill level to make beautiful print work. I wasted four sheets of paper before I found one that made a nice ground for my printed jpg. Then I Photoshoped ten cards onto five sheets of card-stock and printed them out. I sprayed the five sheets with a matte fixative. Then I cut the 50 sealed business cards out with a plaster caked utility knife. Done and done. These card's surfaces are not a gloss of any kind.
I settled on just the blogspot address. No e-mail, no phone number, no flickr link, and no central web page url. Just the blogspot.
Then I thought, "What if someone actually follows the link? There is no professional looking resume there."
Which brings us to this awkward post.
Please help me edit this version of my track record. As far as I can tell, the yellow entries are the ones that might be deleted because they are not traditional (the thing is, I invested a lot of time and energy into the paintings I produced for the yellow entries and most of them made me money). The red entries are deletable fluff, even to me.
MFA, Painting, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont CA
BA, Art, Whitman College, Walla Walla WA
2001 - Sketchbook Drawings 1985-2001, The Rose Club, Seattle WA
2001 - Game, The Two Bells, Seattle WA
2001 - Bijouterie, Elliot Bay Book Store, Seattle WA
1999 - High Water Marks, 913 East Pine, Seattle WA
1997 - Craft, Mark Van S Studios, Seattle WA
1995 - Klein Art Works, Chicago IL
1994 - Foliated, Space Gallery, Chicago IL
1992 - East Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont CA
2001 - They Shoot Painters, Don’t They, CoCA, Seattle WA
1999 - Lexicon: Arch-rivals to Zealot, 913 East Pine, Seattle WA
1998 - Surface: Dot, Dash, Grid, Klein Art Works, Chicago IL
1998 - Contemporary Abstraction, Klein Art Works, Chicago IL
1997 - Abstract Confluence, Klein Art Works, Chicago IL
1996 - Objects d’art, The Butters Gallery, Portland OR
1996 - New Art Examiner’s 5th Annual Spring Auction, Chicago IL
1995 - The 12th Annual Festival of the Arts, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago
1995 - The New Group of the MCA Auction, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL
1995 - Wanderlust . . . abstraction in Chicago, A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago IL
1995 - Wink Wink, Space Gallery, Chicago IL
1995 - Contemporary Abstraction, Klein Art Works, Chicago IL
1995 - New Art Examiner’s 4th Annual Spring Auction, Chicago IL
1995 - Art 1995 Chicago: The New Pier Show, Klein Art Works
1994 - A Passionate Perspective - The Spiezer Collection, Rockford Museum of Art, Rockford IL
1994 - Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Visual Arts Exhibition, Pittsburgh PA
1994 - New Art Examined ’94, The Gallery Centre Indianapolis IN
1994 - Get Back, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles CA
1994 - Art 1994 Chicago: The New Pier Show, represented by Space Gallery
1993 - 28th Annual Open Exhibition, Fine Arts Institute of the San Bernardino Museumpan>
1993 - With A.E. Theobald, Space Gallery, Chicago IL
1993 - Halpert Biennial, Catherine Smith Gallery, Boone NC
1993 - Art 1993 Chicago: The New Pier Show, represented by Space Gallery
1992 - 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Sheehan Gallery, Walla Walla WA
1992 - The Affordable Show, Space Gallery, Chicago IL
1992 - Young Painters, Space Gallery, Chicago IL
1992 - Group Show, DA Gallery, Pomona CA
1992 - North American Invitational Series, Museum W/O Walls International, Bemus Point NY
1992 - 38th Annual National Juried Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego
1992 - Visual Exchange, Otis Parsons, Los Angeles CA
1992 - The View From Here, State University of New York, Albany NY
1991 - Art Central, Da Vinci Gallery, Los Angeles CA
1991 - Open Juried Competition, Century Gallery, Sylmar CA
1991 - When Strangers Marry, Cal State University, Fullerton CA
1991 - Recurrence, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont CA
1990 - Visual Exchange, Cal State University, Fullerton CA
1990 - Freeways and Moondogs, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont CA
1996 - 2001 The School of Visual Concepts, Seattle WA, Figure Drawing, Introduction to Drawing, Introduction to Painting, Intermediate Painting, Color and Composition.
1997 Bellevue Community College, Bellevue WA, style="font-style: italic;">Mixed Media, Drawing From the Outside, Color Theory and Perspective.
92-95 The American Academy of Art, Chicago IL, Fundamentals of Art 101,102, Life Drawing 101,102, Anatomy, The History of Western Civilization, and The Science of Perception
Holg, Garrett “Living With Art” ARTnews October, 1996, 101-104.
Artner, Alan G. “Art” Chicago Tribune October 20, 1995, 65.
Lazare, Lewis “The Culture Club” Chicago Reader June 16, 1995, 28.
Deal, Janice “Local Talent” Where/Chicago November 1994, 10-11.
Brunetti, John “Contrariwise Paintings” New Art Examiner May 1994, 43-44.