teh aplacolups beastie colleen (kuwaizair) wrote in artists_beware,
teh aplacolups beastie colleen

Tim Hutchings, verything is dolphins . is it true?

I got a note on DA from Tim Hutchings, for a book."everything is dolphins". is this this safe? a scam? there were supposed to be links in the note, but they just said [link]

Hey there,

My name is Tim Hutchings, I'm working on a project called "Everything is Dolphins". It's an art book which uses a mixture of different sorts of artists, collecting artwork from them on the theme of "underwater dolphin adventure". The accompanying text is an RPG game called "Everything is Dolphins".

Here's a similar project I did a while ago:


I'm interested in including your above artwork in the project.

Just to let you know that I'm serious about this: I'm a professional artist. I have representation with a fancy NYC gallery, the I-20 Gallery (i-20.com). I've shown around the world, lectured and taught at universities, etc. The last project I did like this turned into a show at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. There will almost definitely be a book release party in a gallery somewhere in NYC for this project.

The book will be printed in cover, and should be a hardback 8.5" x 11" in size.

Participation FAQ:
Does this cost me anything? No, of course not.
Do I get paid? Nope, this isn't that sort of thing - none of the artists are getting paid. You will get a free copy of the book, though.
What do I need to do? You need to get a high res file of the artwork to hutchingsonian@gmail.com by November 15th. If it's larger than 10mb, use dropbox or wetransfer.com
What else do I need to do? When you confirm participation, I'll send you a contract. I'll need you to sign and send it back to me by Nov 15th as well. If you are under 18, you'll need to have a parent or guardian sign it.
If I do all this am I guaranteed to be in the book? Actually, no. There's a slight chance that any artwork might be bumped out of the project when layout starts.
Will you change my artwork at all? Probably not. There's a chance that text might get laid over part of it, or that very slight croppings might occur. If anything egregious occurs I'll get your approval before printing.
Why are you doing this again? The book itself is an art project, the whole game of the book is to curate together an interesting group of image makers who may or may not be professional artists, who may or may not be trained to make art, but all of whom have managed to hit an awesome button somewhere in the back of my brain. If I'm sending this to you, it's because something I saw of yours on DeviantArt stuck with me.

(email removed on request)


tim h

is this something or not what it is?
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