I recently exchanged a few emails with Denise, the personality behind A Girl On A Mission TV. We chatted about possible cross-promotions we might share between us. I didn’t hesitate at all in agreeing to put the word out to our visitors about her show and website. As I stated to her, I have long since stopped caring about whether another art organization or related website is a competitor to SeattleArtists.com, and have adopted the philosophy that sharing local Seattle art information, whatever it may be, is our sole purpose. Similarly, the goal of A Girl On A Mission TV is to highlight local artists in the Seattle area that might not have access to other media.
I think using the community TV concept is a great idea. When I started SeattleArtists.com in 1999, there was barely any access to local art unless you went to a retail gallery. For artists, it was extremely difficult to showcase their artwork unless they had formal representation through a gallery or agent, and there definitely were not any art websites online at the time. The motto at SeattleArtists.com has always been “using digital technology to broaden the reach of local art” and A Girl On A Mission TV fits in nicely to the spirit of that motto. As Denise put it, “it seems like we are peas in a pod”.
A Girl On A Mission TV airs on the Community Media Channel SCAN TV and streams live at www.scantv.org.
A Girl On A Mission TV also maintains a blog at http://www.agirlonamissiontv.com/.