Sunday, June 27, 2010

Edward Winklemann on 'Nomination'

The politics of selection processes remains the part of the art world I find most obnoxious ... but the more experience I get, the more I realize it's not quite what it seems from the outside. While many of us ... tend to assume there's some vast conspiracy behind our being overlooked at times ... the truth is generally far less intriguing.

So what does it mean, though, when you're convinced an honor should be yours but the committee doesn't see it the same way? This is where networking plays an important role.

Nothing succeeds like success. Perhaps the least painful way to campaign for your desired reward is to ensure the decision makers are (casually, of course) aware of your triumphs. The best way to secure those triumphs, is, as always, to educate yourself and to work your ass off.

Read the entire post....

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