One cool thing about being freelance is that you get to pick projects that you want to work on. You don’t necessarily maximize your profits, but working with passionate people is far more enriching. Jeff Borkowski is one of those passionate people; helping him get the Scintus Images website off the ground was meaningful, and I gained a treasured friend in the process. While I only helped with cutting the initial Dreamweaver templates, it was quite inspiring to observe Jeff design and build the guts of his business from the ground up. An accomplished printmaker and photographer himself, Jeff’s making his play to create an organization that supports the art community in a way that’s good for his soul and for his fellow artists. Good for him, good for us.
The big idea: Develop a high-quality, digital reproduction process through meticulous proofing and qualifying of dozens of vendors. Find great artists who are looking to sell fine art editions to more middle markets and designers, but aren’t particularly interested in handling the tedium of promition, business, and fulfillment over the Internet. In the middle, put a guy who groks both sides, someone they trust to be as conscientious about quality and presentation as they are. That’s my read on it…you can get the straight dope from the website.
The cool thing about having a blog is that you get to promote whatever the hell you want, so I’m happy to mention about Scintus’ upcoming gallery event in the South End.
Scintus Images: Selections running April 1-30
Opening Reception April 1st, 5:30-830PM Locco Ritoro Gallery 450 Harrison, Storefront 37 Boston, MA 02118 SoWa Art District / Gallery Row
I’m pleased and excited to see it all come together…it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. From what I gather, everyone in the world is invited, so go check out Jeff’s site to learn about the artists and his mission. Then mark April 1st on your calendar (no joke!) and plan on visiting Locco Ritoro.