Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Pride Goeth Before...


I had written in an earlier post about jurying and the possibility of work not being accepted into a show (in other words: rejected.) Well, I can now reaffirm that while it is not fatal, it is not the best way to start the day. I had entered a piece into a show with the theme "Poetic" and felt pretty sure I was going to get in... well, think again.

I was not able to assist the jurying last evening but came in this morning to hang the show. I came into the gallery and saw some pieces arranged around the walls- mine not among them. Aha......

The morning was an exercise in not letting my sharp tongue get the better of me- as the saying goes, it's never too late to shut up. But we hung the show and despite my not being in it, it is a coherent show. And I have a piece in the show in the lower gallery so I should buck up and shut up, which I will starting now...

2 comments:

mary said...

Polly,
I continue to enjoy your work and your blog (of course, words and dolls are some of my favorite things). I think your poetic entry is totally charming. Jurying is a game and should be treated with about that much reverence. It's a lot like scrabble because it depends more on luck than one would expect. Many jurors have terrible taste. I know, because they reject me so often. I keep a file called "No guts, no glory" of rejection slips and may some day use them to wallpaper an outhouse.

ArtWordsTea said...

An acquaintance has some pithy advice: she feels sorry for people who don't like her work. I am slowly adopting that attitude.
My rejection slip file would paper a kitchen by now... but so many publishers, etc no longer even bother to send out slips, they don't give any indication they even received your work, if you don't receive a positive response you will get nothing- kind of a twisted "Thumper" response: if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all... (sigh)