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One last update for the evening...

I added the most recent A_B entries to memories, and hope to add any further entries to their proper category thereafter. This will hopefully be a good reference for anyone and everyone in the future. If I missed any vital entries in the past, comment here.

tania and I have decided on co-mods for the community! Check the info in a few moments... If anyone else is still interested, send either one of us an email or comment here. Thanks guys!

-- p00f

If you were not chosen the position of mod, that does not mean we will not consider you in the future. We believe that we now have enough to moderate the community. When there is an opening announced, we will check out other applications.

Sorry for not mentioning this earlier, we had to temporarily disconnect the computer.
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Dec. 29th, 2005 08:43 am (UTC)
I hate to stick my nose in where it doesn't belong, but I just have to share my two cents over the whole signature ordeal.

I honestly feel that the signature is a sort of closure for most artists. I know myself that I do not feel a piece is complete until I sign it. A lot of artists do not want to keep their signature off their work simply because they feel it isn't complete. A signature on artwork is a tradition that has been in artists for hundreds and hundreds of years. It's a way to look back and see who exactly did that piece of artwork, a way to easily search and find the person who did the painting. Signing their creation is a great honor and joy for most artists, and asking them to not do so is rather disrespectful. It doesn't make the piece any less beautiful and attractive, granted this is not always the case with most artists and the fad of watermarks lately, but most of the time the signature does not take away from the piece at all.

Asking an artist not to sign their work is like asking a movie director not to put their name in the credits at the end of their movie. It takes away a sort of recognition and a feeling of being known. Even if the art is not going to be seen by many, it's the feeling of knowing that your name is there for everyone to see.

Anyways, just felt the need to share my thoughts. I respect your right to have and follow through with your opinion, but from the outlook of a professional artist, I do feel asking such a thing is rather disrespectful. You could always ask for the artist to mute their signature a bit so it isn't too visible, but to take it away is a little much.

Dec. 29th, 2005 10:42 am (UTC)
Plus art is going to end up "out there", there's not much you can do about re-distribution (if you care to try) and it's nice to know that people can look at a "stray" image and see the signature and if they like it they can google for a name and find more by the same person.

I've helped a lot of people find artists they loved by reading the signature off an image they just coincidentally happened upon.
Dec. 29th, 2005 02:43 pm (UTC)
That's all nice and dandy, and I agree with that comment as well, but...

It is MY PREFERENCE to buy unsigned art because I think it is more (insert word here) than signed art.

I have my own gallery. My eyes only. And only one is scanned to the net and given rights to the artist 'at times that I wish' for her to sell prints.
Dec. 29th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC)
Then why do people pay so much money buying signatures off celebrities?


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