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Art Show judging!!!


Date: Sun Apr 28 2002 - 11:45:11 PDT

In a message dated 4/27/02 11:05:40 PM Central Daylight Time, writes:

<< I love having my kids work in an actual competition, but these people
 sound like they know what they're doing! What's your opinion? Janet >>

Art judges need to be carefully screened on their knowledge of art and art
processes. Some might have a special knowledge but not a good general
knowledge. Example two exhibitions I have entered have had judges that were
not totally in tune with todays art. 1. Egg Tempera - like watercolor can
be experimental but this judge said it could have won a blue ribbon but
the process I used was experimental and not traditional stroke for stroke egg
tempera she gave me an HM. 2. Current show I entered the judge was only
knowledgeable about tight dry point watercolor - illustration style and not at
all familiar with wet into wet. !!! Couldn't believe her ignorance!

I will soon judge a Catholic School sketch day and worry about what people
say about my knowledge. My biggest worry is stopping the teachers from
on their kids work - I have been told by previous judges to watch closely
some teachers enthusiastically take the pencil or chalk from students and
them how to do it" ???? Wish me luck. Roberta