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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Didn't get selected...

I received this letter via email:
Thank you for your patience while our juror, ...., reviewed more than 1,000 entries to the Northeast competition.

I regret to inform you that Ms. ..... did not select the work you submitted for this year’s edition. Over the years, our competitions have become increasingly competitive, and we can only accept 40 artists. We do hope that you will compete again next year. Many artists submit more than once before being selected.

Thank you again for competing.

Sincerely,
.....

Sigh, I was hoping that I really was as good as people say I am. I guess not on a national level, yet. Well, back to the ol' drawing board (easel and paints)!

Keeping things in perspective:
I paint because I am compelled to; not because I want to win prizes, earn recognition, or be the next "mother" of an art movement in the art history text books. It is just because something in me must create, something compels me.
I admit I enjoy the validation given to me by winning art shows. However, I think the burden of "being known" might impede my creative flow. I will still enter shows, because it would be a shame to have so many lovely creations just sit around and never be viewed.
And I have many pieces in the works already that I am excited to finish.

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