A reader made me aware of an email posted to WPA\C's Web site in regard to the upcoming Options 2005 show. The email was written by Dr. Libby Lumpkin, curator of the show. I guess this is supposed to be an update on the process. Read the entire interview here, but continue below for an excerpt I found particularly interesting.
I suggested that, in addition to selecting artists from the official pool of applicants, I be allowed to tour the graduate school studios in the region. I know how difficult it is for young artists to keep abreast of all the exhibition opportunities available to them, and I wanted to make sure that no deserving graduate student would be excluded for not having submitted an application.
This raises so many questions in my mind, but I'd like to open this up for discussion. What do you think about Dr. Lumpkin's comments?