The Tags are all DONE!!!!!!
After just over two years, all 120,000 tags are now all stamped, written, aged and assembled and are in storage until the debut opening at the San Diego State Downtown Gallery in March 2012!! http://downtowngallery.sdsu.edu/ Thanks to all of you who have helped at all levels: helping me with the physical work, helping me to start the project, egging me on to do them all, and just being supportive!
I am about to start the rest of the work for the EO9066 component of the exhibition, which will also be shown in a solo exhibition in Boston at the Society of Arts and Crafts in August 2012.
The Tag Project will then go to Queens College in Charlotte, North Carolina. Venues that we are working on are in Racine WI, and the Fuller Museum in Brockton MA. We are seeking a closing venue, preferably in the Northern California area or Seattle. I am also working with the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego on finding a venue in Japan, preferably Hiroshima.
The response to the project has exceeded my expectations, with very good media coverage, with the most recent being in the Pacific Citizen and San Diego Home and Garden Magazine. American Craft Magazine and the Smithsonian have also given The Tag Project some great visibility as well!!
So many people have helped with this project and this project is "OURS" together.
While I will continue to keep my email messages to a bare minimum, I do want to let you know of exact exhibition dates and will be sending email blasts for each exhibition. If you have not yet received an email from firstname.lastname@example.org account, please let me know and I will add you to the list.
Again, many many thanks for participating in this project and I do hope that most of you will be able to see it at some point, in its entirety!! I also hope to meet many of you who have helped from long distances!!!