sarah3335 wrote:I wasn't saying just people in the northeast should be in the emerging artist showcase, but emerging artists should be in the showcase. I don't consider Anne Heaton and Amy Speace exactly emerging artists. There are some artists that are established in other parts of the country that would be considered emerging artists here.
I agree with you there, and would add Vienna Tang (2007?).
It appears we may have differeing definitions of "emerging".
Relative to what? Having a regional but not yet national presence (Anne and Amy fit that definition)? Road warriors, touring nationally and playing house concerts and small art centers and church coffee houses (Greg Klyma and the two west coast "emerging" artists who shared my camp fit that definition)? Breaking into/playing minor stages at festivals?
I'd draw the line at "road warrior" (above). Another view perhaps is, since I am from the Cambridge area and most familiar with Passim artists, having played at a Passim "campfire" or opened, but not yet featured.
Perhaps Anne and/or a member of the selection committee can provide the FRFF definition.