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RE: Signatures

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Art Studios of the Coeur d'Alenes (banjoart)
Mon, 8 Nov 1999 07:54:12 -0800


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<They said signatures distract from the artwork

I am a full time professional artist. I will have sold over 300 =
paintings this year (originals, no prints). Sign the paintings!! Your =
name and copyright notice, as well as any award designation (AWS, NWS, =
etc) are a part of the artwork. =20

<It is currently fashionable not to sign your work. =20

I don't give a hoot about fashion. I don't paint to trends. =20

<My opinion is that it is felt that the work should have a voice of its =
own and a personal style, so that a signature isn't necessary and, =
therefore, is redundant and distracting. You know who did the work =
because of the way it looks and what is communicated. =20

You are assuming you will start out as a famous artist and everybody =
will know your work and style. Dream on. It takes YEARS to build a name =
and reputation, years of absolute persistence and a great body of work =
in a recognizable style--and Lord help you if you change styles over the =
years (i.e.; grow as an artist). =20

<I believe they are using judgements based on the contemporary art =
climate.=20

I believe they are trying to be politically correct and not get in =
trouble because they recognized a name. =20

<I believe I think it is admirable that they are taking their jobs so =
seriously and allowing students to experience what it's like to compete. =
You are always at the mercy of the judges.=20

Right here! Nothing like a little rejection to understand the art =
climate.

<Chalk it up to experience, and lose the names.

Fight it. Your name is your character, who you are, what you are known =
for, what you are doing now. "A name is a kind of face whereby one is =
known."-Fuller Your name lasts longer than your style in art, your =
technique, your message.
-Carrie

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<They said signatures distract from the=20 artwork
 
I am a full time = professional=20 artist.  I will have sold over 300 paintings this year (originals, = no=20 prints).  Sign the paintings!!  Your name and copyright = notice, as=20 well as any award designation (AWS, NWS, etc) are a part of the = artwork. =20
 
<It is currently fashionable not to = sign your=20 work. 
 
I don't give a hoot about = fashion. =20 I don't paint to trends. 
 
<My opinion is that it is felt that the work = should have a=20 voice of its own and a personal style, so that a signature isn't = necessary=20 and, therefore, is redundant and distracting. You know who did the = work=20 because of the way it looks and what is communicated.  =
 
You are assuming you will = start out as a=20 famous artist and everybody will know your work and style.  Dream = on. It=20 takes YEARS to build a name and reputation, years of absolute = persistence and a=20 great body of work in a recognizable style--and Lord help you if you = change=20 styles over the years (i.e.; grow as an artist).  =
 
<I believe they are using judgements based on the = contemporary art climate. 
 
I believe they are trying to = be=20 politically correct and not get in trouble because they recognized a = name. =20
 
<I believe  I think it is admirable that = they are=20 taking their jobs so seriously and allowing students to experience = what=20 it's like to compete.  You are always at the mercy of the judges.=20
 
Right here! Nothing like a = little=20 rejection to understand the art climate.
 
<Chalk it up to experience, and lose the=20 names.
 
Fight it.  Your name is = your=20 character, who you are, what you are known for, what you are doing = now.  "A=20 name is a kind of face whereby one is known."-Fuller  Your name = lasts=20 longer than your style in art, your technique, your=20 message.
-Carrie
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