A must read story of artist empowerment.
The show known as John Michael Kohler, Midsummer Festival of the arts: http://www.jmkac.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=57
has been telling people that they have to submit 4 new images if they have applied previously. There was apparently no notice of this where artists would know of this requirement. I received several calls from artists asking me to change up their ZAPP images. Then yesterday I had enough of this. I certainly have a business where I photograph artists artworks and you might think that I would approve of this policy. But my first instinct is to protect artists from unfair policy. And this was very unfair. Deb Radke called me in a panic not knowing what to do. She didn't want to spend money for a whole new photo shoot. I suggested she call and explain in "no uncertain terms" how much it would cost to shoot a whole new body of work and also tell the show director that others she knows of are not applying due to this extreme policy of all new images. The show director claimed ignorance that all artists didn't just take their own "snapshots" of their work. She claimed that the jurors directed her to ask for all new images. Can anyone say..."the cart leading the horse." Today Deb received a call telling her that the committee agreed on only 2 new images. Still in my consideration too much but it is movement. Today they added the requirement on their ZAPP application page. We do have power as a group and this should never be forgotten.