Sunday, September 27, 2009

Can You Believe It

Five days into ArtPrize and over 100,000 votes have been cast by over 28,000 registered voters.  No one in their wildest dreams ever predicted that the turnout would be so astonishing.   I think they were overwhelmed when 150 venues in town stepped up  and agreed to host the 1262 artists.   They began listing the top 100 artists on Wednesday and you  should be able to get up to the minute info on the ArtPrize site.  Don't bother looking for us in the top 100, we're not there . . .  but we're still really jazzed about being here, talking with people, seeing the art and enjoying the city.  If you ever get a chance to visit, don't pass it up.  They're planning on making this an annual event and wouldn't it be great if they could get more that 3 Idaho artists out here next year.   We still haven't found U of I's Roger Rawley's work yet, but we won't leave without checking it out -  plus we've got a week to go.