The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair: How The 2006 Artists Were Selected

This event was held on June 28, 2006 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Each year the Street Art Fair (the Original art fair in Ann Arbor) receives a thousand or more applications from artists across the country. How are these entries winnowed down to fill the 175 spaces at the Fair? Find out at this special event with Festival Executive Director Shary Brown and jurors Julia Gleich, Jill Ault, and Tom Venner. They will discuss and demonstrate a new technology process, zapplication, used to select this year's artists. Through the keen eye of excellent jurors, and with the help of AADL's techno-experts, the artists' works were viewed earlier this year and selected for the upcoming 2006 Art Fair. See a mock jury and get a sneak peek at the work of some of the artists who will be participating in the 2006 Street Art Fair, cosponsors of this event.

The Fair uses the newest process, zapplication, which allows artists to register on-line and send digital images of their artwork to the jury instead of the previous method--old 35mm slides. The Street Art Fair partners with the Library for this process (AADL techno-staff equip jurors with the necessary computers to access the images) and the several-day jurying process results in a spectacular selection of award-winning artists from across the country.

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