The Artists’ Tale―The Story
The evening conference room was half-full of aspiring creative-arts people: the library staff were anxious to close the doors and go home for the day. Wrapping up the session, the man at the front held them all with a steady gaze and exclaimed:
“Let me tell you the very best advice I can give you about presenting your portfolios!… ” Suddenly, you could hear a pin drop.
“Tell your story; describe your journey; explain your mission, but invite the visitors and judges to join you in your travels.
Encourage them to come with you on your trip. Show how you've been investigating and exploring your medium deeply―but do it in a way they will understand and enjoy…”
Some, stared blankly ahead. Others frowned. I held my head in my hands, and a mental gasp rippled through the crowd:
“You mean, we're on a journey?”
“Oh yes. So in your projects show the direction and depth of your artistic explorations.”
And so we begin…