Summary: Shape: The Face Of The Company

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Chapter 4: Shape—The Face of the “Company”
It’s the big night! Years of hard work, studying with your peers, learning from your professors, making and critiquing your work, and refining your craft and concept culminate in you senior exhibition. You 've spent months preparing a body of work for exhibition, you 've taken great care to mount and present your work professionally, you 've touched up the walls, fine-tuned the lighting, ordered food and drink for the receptions, sent out the exhibition announcements, labeled the work, and put on your best "I 'm the art star" outfit.
Your friends, family, and classmates arrive and admire your work. They compliment you, ask you questions, and offer warm critiques. You are proud of the work you’ve made.
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Keep the resume clean and simple, and avoid using elaborate fonts, or odd formatting. You want your resume to be easy to read. There are some standard items that should appear on your resume: Name, contact information, education, exhibition record, grants and awards, commissions, collections your work is included in (public collections and major private collections), exhibition reviews, publications you’ve authored, art-related employment (teaching, workshops, curatorial work, lectures, etc.), and gallery affiliation. You may not have all of these categories, or you may have more. You should include anything you think is relevant to your work as an artist. List all items in reverse chronological order, and keep the resume to one to two pages. Check out the College Art Association’s website for helpful standards and guidelines for artist’s resumes as well as a number of other useful resources: …show more content…
Bad photography. Images of your work should be professional (I’ll discuss documenting your work in detail later in this chapter).
2. Too many navigation buttons. Visitors should be able to navigate your site intuitively.
3. Outdated or low-resolution graphics. These will distract from your work.
4. Broken links—if you have a button leading to something, make sure it leads to that thing.
5. Poorly written text—take care in your writing.
6. Unfortunate fonts and colors—you know, make it look good!
7. Personal photos—this isn’t the place for friends and family.
8. Large image files that take a long time to download.
9. Distracting backgrounds—well, anything that distracts from your professional work.
10. Bad photography—this is worth including

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