I got my "skinny envelope" this week from Quilt National. Really? They didn't include it in their 2017 exhibit? Are they crazy?
Many artists who submit to juried shows and don't get selected, make the mistake of thinking their work is not good enough. Not me. Since I've been a juror for many exhibits, and own my own art gallery, I know that selecting works that get into a show is an arbitrary decision, made by imperfect people. No artist should EVER judge their work based on whether it got into a specific show. My own experience shows me that my work gets into about 50% of the important art exhibits that I enter.
The fact that my work was not selected into Quilt National will not make me change what I make. In fact, I will continue exploring words and text in my next series because that is the artistic path I am on at the moment..
The good news is that I will have all of my works in my new series (Conversations: Decades) available for my next exhibit at aBuzz Gallery. If you live in Denver, I hope you can come to my last show at aBuzz Gallery on October 29th from 5-8pm.
Pictured above: Conversations: 1960's!