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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cattle Call for Artists/Reality check

Nine a.m. and the iffy neighborhood that never sees any traffic except once a month, is full of artist hopefuls. Bravo known for the most successful reality shows "make it work" i.e. Runway will do for Artists what they did for designers and chefs. 99 degrees in the shade and if you are lucky you moved up in line from pick-up truck to pick-up truck. We arrived at 9 a.m. and the line was more than a block long, the 1st arrival, artist Harmony Jones got there at 5 a.m. (silly and quite dangerous).

Saw many friends as all my friends are artists.The questionnaire was 20 some pages. Are we ready for prime-time. The instructions were precise. How these artists managed to complete what took us a good two days of thought, might be touched on, on another blog. ( The importance of being ready when opportunity comes knocking.) Requirements were: flash drive, art work, passport, portfolio, paperwork filled in completely per instructions. Artist Hopefuls ranged from the allowable age 21 to 81, bless his heart.

More than 500 artists showed up from as far away as Orlando to Atlanta and Cincinnati. These interviews take place in four corners of the U.S. and of all these artists hopefuls, only 13 possible 15 will be selected. Good Luck to you, you will be watched by all of us who didn't make the cut but we will champion you because we still have the dream.

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