Monday, October 10, 2011

Application Time Again

I'm back.  No excuses but a little too much travel. And, with 5 days in front of me before my first show application for the 2012 season, I'm again questioning my images for juries. Second guessing.  And third guessing.  Should I do the bright landscapes or the simple, starker pieces, or upclose depictions of my buildings.  I really don't know.   For those of you not in the art show world, most shows use a jury to select the actual artists who will display their work at a show.  They way the jury reviews the work is usually an online presentation of 3-5 images of actual work and usually an image that shows a typical booth set up. The amount of time they have to see the pieces is extremely limited. And sometimes I get accepted and sometimes I don't.  Which is a bit frustrating.  Sort of like applying for your job every day.  So, I'll ponder my current images, try to imagine painting some terrific pieces all in the space of a week (not!), and hem and haw until that first deadline.  Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. I think of my theatrical days. It took me a while to accept that the directors had an image in their mind for the parts being auditioned for and I either fit or didn't fit.

    I think art shows (both juries and judges) are the same. In short once you reach a certain level of competence in your craft it is a crap shoot. Your work either fits their internal image or it doesn't. Don't beat yourself up about it.

    And good luck. Glad to be out of the whole fair thing. Not that exhibitions are that much easier to guess what to submit.


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