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Elaine Steele
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Elaine Steele commented on Meg Mettler's blog post Call for Artists: St. James Court Art Show - Fourth Street Section
"Thanks Margaret!  We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again in the fall.  "
Mar 13
Elaine Steele replied to Chris van atta's discussion Artist Statement for Zapplication
"  100% concur with Julie.  When we jury, we are jurying only the work, not the person.  If details about yourself help succinctly explain the work, then they might be pertinent, but mostly, the statement is read to clarify the images…"
Sep 8, 2018
Elaine Steele replied to Kathleen V. Smith's discussion Zapplication
"Twenty is probably just a ridiculous number entered so the artist can apply as they wish with no trouble and the director won't ever have to go in to the system to fool with it.  "
Apr 27, 2018
Elaine Steele replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion Newbie question about "body of work"
"St. James Court Art Show I think you choose a variety of pieces that best show your style and technique, and also the breadth of your line.  You won’t be able to show an example of every variation.  If you show diversity within the…"
Feb 14, 2018
Elaine Steele replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion Newbie question about "body of work"
"My jury would prefer to see a mixture of both.  I think your pieces are all cohesive in that the style and technique is the same.  Just for general information, they (our jury at least) expect to see the breadth of your work in the images…"
Feb 13, 2018

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At 9:32am on February 24, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Elaine,

Welcome to AFI!  We're delighted to make your acquaintance and hope you'll find the site beneficial.  Thanks for signing up and continued success.

At 3:37pm on February 25, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Elaine. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

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