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Tue May 12, 2020, 05:09 PM

welp, when i got invited to put some old work in an anniversary show,

and it was the last straw. i had to make more art.

now i have been invited, by the big kahuna at woman made gallery, to submit my most epic work because it is a perfect fit for an upcoming show. technically has to be juried in, but this one cant miss.

my friend saw it when i did it.
she was awed at the time, but like my link the other day showed, all my volunteer hours didnt get me past many juries.
hell, even the annual members show, which the 2 clay pieces got into. i got turned down a half dozen times.

funny how thing turn out.

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Reply welp, when i got invited to put some old work in an anniversary show, (Original post)
mopinko May 2020 OP
lunatica May 2020 #1
mopinko May 2020 #2
lunatica May 2020 #3
mopinko May 2020 #4
msongs May 2020 #5
GreenPartyVoter May 2020 #6
mopinko May 2020 #7
GreenPartyVoter May 2020 #8

Response to mopinko (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 05:11 PM

1. Well I've been turned down in juried shows too

I say fuckem.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #1)

Tue May 12, 2020, 05:13 PM

2. i kept my rejection letters in a shoebox

until the box got full, and i started putting them in the trash where they belong.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #2)

Tue May 12, 2020, 05:31 PM

3. That's exactly where they belong.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #3)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:32 PM

4. well, either that or the fire pit.

hard to see that w the umpteenth one in your hands.

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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 09:56 PM

5. and when you are rejected they keep the entry fee - its a scam nt

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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 05:54 AM

6. My mental health won't let me do juried anything. I don't even want

to sit all day watching people not buy my stuff.
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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #6)

Wed May 13, 2020, 07:56 AM

7. yup.

the last year i considered myself a fulltime artist, i did 4 art fairs.
not just my mental health, but my physical health, just couldnt.
i dropped out of that world w a biiiig thud.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #7)

Wed May 13, 2020, 08:02 AM

8. This will never be my main job, not even when I start doing kids books. I have

to have steady income or my mortgage wont get paid.

Sorry it was such a rough experience for you.
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