Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Dinner Party in DC

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It's Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party that is at the Women's Art Museum in DC until January of 2020.  I don't think I'll be able to get down there to see it, which is a big shame on me, as it has definitely influenced me as a young artist  The good folks over at Hyperallergic have a wonderful interview with her at this LINK.

Right here in Port City, I'm working my tail off getting ready for the big show Imposition and Yielding: Travail en Cire at the UMVA Gallery at the Portland Media Center at 516 Congress Street in Portland, between the CVS and MECA.  Although there are three of us in this group show, I've had to do all the PR work, plus most of the administrative work.  

This has pulled me away from actually making the art that we need to show so I'm realizing that I can't get into a situation again where I'm doing ALL the heavy lifting  I'm thinking about having a contract made up that completely delegates all the work involved in curating a show to each person and if the people either don't have the skills, don't want to learn them when I offer to teach them how, or just they don't want to do the tasks, I won't get on board..  

This is important for me as it was always my frustration doing all the admin work while I ran the theatre company.  I have a meeting with another artist tomorrow about a "project" that he wants me to join.  But if there aren't enough people to do the admin work, I'm pulling up my big girl pants and saying No Thanks.