Today finally arrived -- the day of jurying the images of the entries to 2014 West of Center.
I got to Joanne's house at around eleven, the juror was due at noon. Joanne's super husband Kurt helped us so much with the loading of images and setting up a slideshow -- plan A didn't work out -- Kurt came up with a workable plan B that was ready just before Robert Schefman arrived and then Kurt was able to stay to help put it into action. Thank You so much, Kurt!
After a little while we got down to the business at hand and the initial cut was made. There was a total of 168 pieces from 61 artists to choose from. Several rounds later, after much scrutiny and examination of the images the final choices were made. It was not an easy -- nor quick -- process. A couple of hours later, in the end 35 pieces from 28 artists were chosen for the final cut. The results will be emailed to the participating artists on Saturday.
After Robert left Joanne and I started to tally the data and move onto the next phases. We divvied up the remaining tasks, made a timeline for various due dates, etc. I think we will both be taking the rest of the night off. There is still a mountain of things to do and I am anxious to get started on my end, but I need a breather.
|At Joanne and Kurt's lovely home -- setting up for jurying.|
|A quick snapshot of juror Robert Schefman after it was all done.|
After the jurying, Kurt and Robert were talking about many things and the subject rolled around to Kurt having some of his grandfather's large porcelain coated photographic developing trays. He has a number of them and graciously gave me three -- I am thrilled with them! I can think of so many uses for them.
|Bootsy and Twink check out my wonderful new trays -- Thanks, Kurt!|
All in all, it was a very productive (and enjoyable) day! Whoa...thunder is rolling in -- time to shut down the computer and take it easy for a while.