Monday, March 12, 2012

The Smokemakers

Since the beginning of the year, I've been rejected by every juried art show that I have entered. When you consider that the average entry fee is about $40, that's a lot of wasted cash. Ah, well, so, I finally got into a show, the 2012 Rockford Art Museum Midwestern Biennale.  The show was juried by Lisa Stone, curator of the Roger Brown Study Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Way to go, Lisa, and way to go, Rockford!

Rockford accepted my work two years ago, so I must be on a roll there.

Here' s the entry that got me in, entitled The Smokermakers.

The Smokemakers
Cast Bronze, approx. 16" x 12" x 6"


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    1. The figures were carved/constructed out of wax. They were cut up into smaller pieces for ease of casting, then welded back together once they were bronze. The whole wax to bronze process is shown here:

    2. Oohhh... In pieces...?
      I always wondered how they got it out of the mold without breaking the mold.

    3. In this case, the mold was a one-timer.

  2. All right. I haven't submitted to shows for 5 years or so. Too much money in fees and shipping and I couldn't see that it did anything besides pad my resume. But it may have been good for visibility so I don't know. I should start submitting again I suppose.

    1. I know, it's like submitting to a vanity press. Like pretty much everything else, the art world is broken. Pretty pathetic, but I need the exposure.