by Arnie Fenner
I wish I had time to do something a bit more in-depth for my post this morning, but I've been up to my eyeballs for the past few weeks—make that months—working on Spectrum Live. As you read this the dust will start to settle and everything will begin to return to normal. In the near future I'll put up something about the show, the Spectrum 20 awards, and what the future holds.
If you were able to make it to SFAL2: thank you! There is always an excuse to not do something, always the casual promise of "maybe next year." I always remember the Ferris Bueller quote: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." These sorts of conventions or events are only made possible by the artists who exhibit and the people who come to see them—and that's you!
But if you couldn't make it, you can still have a piece of the show for your own—and support the artists in the process. Flesk Publications has produced their second Spectrum Fantastic Art Live commemorative book and it's as gorgeous as last years (and then some, since it has more pages), plus it pays the artists a royalty on the sales. Featuring full color folios devoted to each of this year's special guests—Peter de Sève, Jon Foster, Tara McPherson, Charles Vess, Michael Whelan, and Terryl Whitlatch—this is simply a beautiful art book as well as a keepsake. Trust me, you'll want this.