My perspective about art has changed greatly while organizing my art exhibition. Instead of viewing art strictly as a piece of art or performances, I have extended my definition of art to include events, marketing, etc. The experience of creating my own art exhibition has opened my eyes to the numerous forms of art that surround us daily.
2. What would you do differently if you had the opportunity to do it over?
If I were to do my senior show again, I would make sure I would create a schedule. This would assist in determining what deliverables of the show were the most important and help to determine what activities can be completed in parallel with each other. In short, creating a schedule will save you time and will increase productivity.
3. If you had unlimited time and resources, what else would you have done to complete your show?
If I had unlimited time and resources, I would consider making a commercial to air on the morning announcements. This would increase the awareness and hopefully increase the number of people attending the show. Despite not having a commercial, there were a lot of people that attended the show. This was mainly because we had our show on the night of a school play. I highly suggest having your show the night of a play since a fair amount of the people watching the play came to see the show while they were waiting.
4. What was the overall value of this experience for you?
This experience has been a huge learning experience for me. I learned a little of what goes into good design. I also learned the enormous amount of work that goes into art exhibits in museums and art galleries all across the world. After setting up my art show, I now look at art exhibits not as a gathering of artwork but as art itself.
5. How could this process be enhanced for future Art 5 students?
I think it would be beneficial for Art 5 students to partner with graphic design students to develop marketing material for his/her art show. This would include the design of the title wall, labels, postcards, and commercials. Doing so would teach Art 5 students what goes into good design.
6. What means did you use to promote your show, and how might you have promoted the show even better?
The methods of promoting our show was through word of mouth, post cards, and having the show be announced on the morning announcements. To promote the show even better, I would have created a commercial to advertise the show.
7. How do you feel about the labeling system you used for the work on display?
I was pleased with the labeling system that was used for the work. I recommend to print your labels on cardstock and then cut them out with an exacto knife. One system that worked really well was to measure the margins between the edges of lines (before cutting them out) to ensure that the labels are consistently formatted.
8. What setbacks did you have to face, and what could have been done to remedy them?
Looking back, we did not have many setbacks. Other than the fact that I am a slow worker, the only set back I can think of was running out of post cards and having to print more. Although double sided postcards look nice, I suggest that you do not print double sided postcards as there is always a side that is going to face the wall if it is ever hung on a wall. By printing single sided postcards, each person is responsible for his/her own set of postcards and printing the number he/she needs.