I Forgot a Presentation – Any Ideas?
Some of you know I have coordinated the local artists’ group, Artists of Franklin County, for 4 years.Â I have been cheer leader, chair, coordinator, minutes taker of the group and coordinator of our AWE Project (Artists Window Exhibit).Â The last meeting we had a great discussion about it being time to share the responsibility – at last there is a stable core group that is able and willing to step up and make the group run by ALL of us.
We had been taking turns making presentations of our work as artists and whatever we wanted.Â One person in particular had never done this – ME.Â Most other people had already.Â Everyone in the group decided it was my turn to present.Â Someone else is chairing the meeting and taking minutes.Â Seemed reasonable to me.
But with the illness and death of my cousin … this totally dropped out of my mind.Â The wonderful person who has volunteered to chair reminded me of the presentation.Â I would just as soon postpone it .. but the meeting is built around it … so I think I should do it … but I sure am looking for suggestions!Â Thanks!
This vibrant, colorful painting of Ocean Dreams is now on a mug in my CafePress Shop.Â Â Here is the link for this lovely mug.Â I think it is pretty cool – I hope you like it!Â You can also get this at my Etsy Shop as a framed print or an Art Card, ACEO for $6.Â Ocean Dreams is also available in many different sizes.Â Just ask!
Ocean Dreams Mug Â© Diane Clancy
Any ideas are appreciated!!Â Thanks so much!!Â Thank you for stopping by!
~ Diane Clancy
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Here are some comments from Twitter and Facebook:
Rob Beasley wrote: Earth, Economy, Spirit
Matt Foley wrote: I do a quiz on importance of artists. “Who knows of daVinci?”, “Name a contemporary – political leader, sports figure, actor. Not fair? OK, then Van Gogh (Starry Night) – contemporary (Grover cleveland, Pres; Coca-Cola incorporated; N+S Dakota, Washington, Montana – states, Eiffel Tower inagurated; etc to give other events). Then the Picasso question. So what does this tell you. Artists are the most important people in history. It always is a big hit.
Matt Foley wrote: Then portrayal of development as an artist, what are motivations and thought process behind the vision. How to maintain personal validation in the face of a hostile public.
Elisabeth Monaghan wrote: self portrait/series of them that tell your story, but doesn’t take much time to create? (Good luck!)
krystyna81 wrote: Talk about how you stay motivated, what inspires you, how you stay in biz as an artist – be genuine & open to ?’s good luck!
Melissa Barton wrote: A thematic presentation? The different themes you’ve explored in your work and why
Thank you to each of you!! These ideas are already very helpful to getting my brain going … My mind is starting to work! Thanks for the boost!
~ Diane Clancy
Ellen Blanchette wrote me a great email:
Diane – How you do a presentation? – You bring some of your work and you talk about it. Don’t feel like you have to prepare a lot for this. Bring what you can easily carry – bring mostly unframed stuff that’s not too heavy and just maybe show a variety of things that you do so people get to see the kind of work you do. Think about telling a story of how you began, why you do the work you do. We are all your friends so don’t let this intimidate you. I think you’ll find the process evolves naturally as people will ask you questions and your answers will be a part of the presentation.
Thank you, Ellen! ~ Diane
Hi Diane, You should do fine. I agree with Ellen’s answer, and Elisabeth, krystyna and Melissa too. Talk about yourself, how you got interested/started in art, what brought you to where you are now with
it. Bring samples to show, maybe even some products like a mug, etc., to
show how art can become more than a picture on the wall.
You have some unique themes, so explain your inspiration behind a couple of ideas.
You’ll do fine – piece of cake!
Thank you Linda too!
I am now beginning to work on the presentation – I have written down all these ideas and will plan.
The materials are all together. Great help!!
Yes, one of the things on my list of things I must do is visit the Van Gogh Musem.