Contemporary Art Curator
CAC is a top online magazine promoting and supporting contemporary artists. It has established its name by curating the best contemporary art worldwide. Founded in 2014, the magazine has a long history of championing the work of emerging and established artists.
Collectors Art Prize
Early this year in January I received an email from CAC regarding the Collector Art Prize in 2023. It is a total surprise since I just turned down an offer from a British magazine
(because their price is above and beyond my budget). Compared to that, the CAC’s admission fee is more reasonable.
So now you can see my award certificate in image above. You can also find my interview and online exhibition here.
A little story
Back in SUNY-ESF when I was in graduate school around 2011, my professor had an opportunity to make the cover article on a British academic journal. But he had to provide an cover photo by himself first. So as you can imagine, as the artistic graduate student in his lab, I was the one who made the final image for his article. It was not a drawing or painting but more like photo manipulating. Once he submitted the picture he said the journal didn’t select it. I was a little upset but that was just a try so I didn’t give it a second thought. A couple of days later in a group meeting, our post-doc which was the co-author mentioned that the article was confirmed to be the cover article and therefore my picture was confirmed to be the cover image.
Our post-doc asked the professor “Do you know that?”
The professor stared into blank and answered reluctantly “Yes. I received a 2000 dollar bill.”
Our post-doc noticed that I was a little nervous when I heard the “2000 dollar bill”. So she asked again “Have you ever had an cover article before?”
This time the professor sighed and answered “No.”
That was the end of this little story. But I miss our post-doc so much~ 🤣
PS: I should still have that picture somewhere in my computer. It is hard to find after all those years. However I find it online from the journal’s website. It is October 28th, 2011 issue 40.