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Art Show judging!!!

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


In a message dated 4/27/02 11:05:40 PM Central Daylight Time,
Jhirunrtx@aol.com writes:

<< I love having my kids work in an actual competition, but these people
don't
 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
because
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
might
say about my knowledge. My biggest worry is stopping the teachers from
cheating
on their kids work - I have been told by previous judges to watch closely
because
some teachers enthusiastically take the pencil or chalk from students and
"show
them how to do it" ???? Wish me luck. Roberta

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