Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Go Figure

Touching Autumn. Oil on canvas, 8x10, $125.

Last week, Peter and I both entered three pieces in the South County Art Association's Regional Open Juried show.

Last night, we came home from the Fire District Beach in Westerly (he was fishing, I was painting) to find a message from the South County Art Association. One of Peter's photographs had won first place in the show!

This means an award, applause and $150.

All three pieces he'd entered were accepted.

Not one of mine was.

Honestly, as happy as I was - and am - for him, I was just crushed last night. Today, I'm feeling better. I love my paintings, I am happy with the direction I'm heading, and I believe my paintings are good. So one guy didn't like them.

Go figure.


Art with Liz said...

The vagaries of so called 'art experts' sometimes is quite puzzling. That's the problem with selection or juried shows - it almost feels like a personal insult, but having sat through one of these selection days recently, there is a point where they switch off and don't even see what's before their eyes.

Keep painting. Your work is jolly good and don't let any jumped up judge tell you otherwise.

JudyMackeyart said...

I think as artists we all know how you feel and we've all "been there, done that". It only takes one person to not notice your art work it to not place/win but it only takes one person to buy a piece as well. Never lt stop you and never say never.

Happy Painting!