ArtPrize Etiquette 101
I love ArtPrize. It takes thousands of dedicated artists, fans, and volunteers to make this event possible. But when that many people get involved, you are bound to run into a few problems.
I've put together a few suggestions for the fans and artists of ArtPrize. It's ArtPrize Etiquette 101.
- Don't be an A.S.B. (artist statement blocker). Everyone else wants to read it too. Read and move on.
- If it says "do not touch". Do not touch.
- Don't tell us we have to vote for your friend/uncle/neighbor/co-worker. Please tell us about their work and where it is, but we'll decide if we want to vote for it.
- Don't ask a Wayfinder a stupid question just because their vest says "ask me". No, they don't know tomorrow's winning lottery numbers.
- Don't put a price tag on your work. This isn't a garage sale. If someone is interested in purchasing your work they will ask.
- Don't beg for votes. Please post your "up" and "down" numbers, but don't ask us to vote for you because you need the money or some other lame reason.
- Don't tell us that art shouldn't be forced to compete against other art. You just entered ArtPrize. It is an art competition. If you feel that way, why did you enter?
- Don't complain about your venue. Certain venues and areas will probably ALWAYS have more foot traffic than other areas. Take that into consideration when you are matching your work with a venue.
What are some of your suggestions to add to the list of ArtPrize etiquette?