“If Pizza sizes were given in area and not diameter, you’d see instantly that a 7 inch is less than half the size of a 10 inch pie.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson
This is my last post for 2012–I think. My plan is to come back to work on Jan 2 or 3rd and that will be the beginning of our 30th year of tool making.
For the 2+ billion people who regularly follow this Totally Awesome and Worthless Blog, a 35 year retro exhibition of my work–or your tools, depending on perspective–opens in August–it is an incredible honor, with one really cool twist…
As with most museums, the focus is on education and over the duration of the exhibition the educational focus is going to be primarily on the Jointmaker Pro. The cool twist? The Museum has initiated a call for entries to be juried for inclusion in this exhibition. Here are the details;
- All submissions must somehow incorporate the Jointmaker Pro in the process.
- There is no restriction on size, but exhibition floor space is limited. My advice; smaller is better.
- The potential for your work to be included in the Museum Sales Gallery, on an ongoing basis, is a strong possibility! That is really cool.
- You will be financially responsible for shipping to the Museum and the shipping costs to return your work–if needed.
- Your entry, or entries must be delivered by March 1, 2013. Winning entries will be included in our book, entries after that date will not.
- All entries will be judged by the Museum Curator.
- If your work is accepted, and it is for sale, you will be sent a check by the Museum sans commission if sold. (I don’t know what the commission rate is but 40 -50% is the norm.)
The rules are simple. Carefully pack and ship your entry to;
Curator of Collections & Registrar
Museum of Contemporary Craft
724 Northwest Davis Street | Portland, Oregon 97209
Inside the box, include all of your return shipping info and a note that this is an entry for the “Quality is Contagious…” exhibition.
This exhibit is going to travel and if you would like it to come to an area near you, the Museum needs to hear from you. The process of reviewing and receiving grant funds for traveling exhibitions is based in part on demonstrated interest by the public. If this strikes your fancy, please send a brief email to Nicole;
Lastly, and certainly not least, THANK YOU for making 2012 so different from 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. All of us here at BCTW are keenly aware of your patronage, support and interesting tech calls…
We all wish you a great holiday season and a very happy New Year!