Juried Art Show…did I get in????
April 18, 2008
What’s worse…knowing or not knowing????
I sent in my application for the Grand Cities Art Festival on the March 15 deadline. I was a bit concerned, because I didn’t have a good photo of my set up (the jury required three photos of your work, and one of your display), and certainly not one in the dimensions that were outlined in the application. However, hubby suggested “Send this one” (from the ARTitudes show last November/December) and I did. I thought I had pretty good photos of my work though, submitting three pieces that reflect my best skills…Crowning Glory, Owl’s Eyes, and Lab Work.
Days and weeks passed. I felt like it had been years since I’d sent in that app! I checked email, snail mail and the Grand Cities web site daily for a response.
I figured it was a done deal – my photos weren’t good enough, my work wasn’t “artsy” enough, something just wasn’t right. then today, I came home to a thin (very thin) envelope with the festival logo in the return address.
I slowly tore open the envelope, and slowly pulled out the single sheet of paper inside. It didn’t even occur to me that my checks (booth and advertisement fees) weren’t falling out with the paper. I read….
Hoo boy. Take out that Craft Show Checklist and beef it up a bit!! I’m in!!!! Two day, outdoor show…with THOUSANDS of people walking through.
Now, of course, I’m stressing that I won’t have “enough” product to sell. I have a rather large three-day show the first weekend in May, so I will need to get busy! I told hubby that I will need to have my pliers permanently attached to my hands all the non-working hours between now and June 14!!!
My friend Amy suggested an article or blog entry on how to enter a juried show, and I’m going to have to prod her to help me out with it (I’m really not an expert…my only advice is to read the instructions CAREFULLY) because I think it’s a great idea.
That’d be after I get another Endless Maille bracelet completed……