APPLICATIONS ARE IN! DECISION ABOUT 2015 SELECTED ARTISTS COMING SOON!
Just wanted to let everyone know that I have received 137 total entries for the 2015 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project with the theme of “Fragile – Handle With Care”.
(真抱歉,策展人的這篇部落格草稿，被淹沒在她寄出的成堆信件裡， 現在才被撈出來…) 2015年成龍溼地國際環境藝術計畫<易碎品，小心守護!>總計收到137件提案。
There were entries from artists from 49 different countries, and they are from all continents (except Antarctica). The USA had the most applications with 17 artists coming from different parts of the US. India was next with applications from 14 artists, and France and Germany each had 10 artists to apply. Taiwan had 11 artists to apply.
I will be reviewing all of the applications carefully to select the artists for 2015. As you can imagine this takes quite a while. I am also asking some artists questions about their proposals and looking at the Internet and talking to other artists and curators to learn more about the artists I am considering.
I want to be sure that the artists selected will be a good fit for the Cheng Long project, and that the artworks for 2015 will be exciting and interesting and really get the whole community involved. There are many things to consider including the experience of the artist, their interest in working with kids and community people, what culture they represent, what they want to create in Cheng Long and how their artwork relates to the theme and the environment, and the quality and skills they show in their previous works.
So, everyone please be patient for a few weeks, and I hope to announce the decision about the 2015 artists by Feb. 15. Keep looking at this Blog for updates on the process of selecting the artists for 2015.
Jane Ingram Allen