I’m in the process of filling out this year’s “GLEAN” application. It was called Pacific Northwest Art Program last year when they started offering artists access to the Metro dumps. You have to be chosen based on your work. I’m sure there will be a lot of very competent and accomplished artist applying for it. But I’m not letting that stop me. I think it would be absolutely fabulous. I’ve called several people at Metro through the years trying to get them to open up the dump to artist. Liability is too high and I never got farther than being told simply, no – we’re sorry. But last year when I read about the PNAP program, I was thrilled. It’s too bad that it’s only a handful of artists get access.
I’ve never written an Artist Statement before. Somehow they always sounds so full of crap I usually try not to read them. But when it came to throwing my name in the hat for the Glean Artist Competition, I had to sit down an pound out something somewhat legible. And low-and-behold… I actually enjoyed it. I found an article online that really helped me out. It became sort of an exercise, like taking a test (which I enjoy). Here’s the article.
Well, I’m applying and we’ll see. If I’m chosen, I will tell you all about it! There’s still a few days left to get your app in if you are interested. Here is the link: http://www.crackedpots.org/