In Fall 2011, I received $400 to hire a photographer to document artwork for the purposes of posting on my website. I hired Robert Sanchez of SheShooter, LLC, whom I have worked with in the past, to do the shoot which was done on January 31, 2012. Permission was received from Jason Burton to extend the project completion deadline from January 15, 2012 to February 15, 2012.
Receiving this grant made it possible for me to afford to get current images of my artwork to post online. These photographs have already been very useful. In addition to appearing on my new website (www.hollytempo.com), one will be published in a catalog for an upcoming group show at the Los Angeles International Airport/Terminal 1 under the auspices of the City of LA, Department of Cultural Affairs. Additionally, I will be submitting some of the images as part of an application to the California Community Foundation Artist Grant. I anticipate using the photographs for similar projects in the near future
Value to Otis and/or Campus Community:
The grant helped me to fulfill my sabbatical obligation of creating a website.
I will post a link of my new website with images of my work to course sites on O-Space so that students can see my work and how I present myself professionally online. I will also update my images on the Fine Arts Faculty webpage and my e-portfolio on O-Space.
It cannot be emphasized enough how important it is for visual artists to have current, high quality images of their artwork. Most opportunities for artists involve requests for digital images of recent work. The Faculty Development Grant has greatly enhanced my ability to present myself in the best possible light professionally; and to aggressively pursue career opportunities.
Submitted by Holly Tempo, Associate Professor of Painting
Fine Arts Department
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