[singlepic id=184 w=320 h=460 float=left] And it begins...
March and April are jury notification months---the pins-and-needles time when I start to find out what my show schedule will look like for the coming year. March has started off on a good note: one of my absolute favorite shows, the Bellevue Arts Museum ArtsFair, has invited me back.
I have to admit, I was a bit worried about this one. I haven't had trouble getting into this show in the past, but this year I have been driving my friends and family crazy worrying over my entry. I felt that I made a mistake with my image choice. Two mistakes, actually. The first was entering an image right after finishing the painting, while I was still perhaps unrealistically enthused about it. It was a good composition, but I later felt it lacked the finish level of my other pieces. The second mistake was entering as soon as the applications became available instead of taking some time to really think about my entry. Once you've submitted an entry on this particular site, there is no changing your mind.
All's well that ends well, however, and I am thrilled to be returning to one of my best shows. There is one small sour note, though. I was only accepted in the Drawing/Pastel category. I guess Bellevue isn't ready for my oils yet, or more likely the other way around. But I'll try again next year, when I will have a much greater selection of oils to enter. That should help my chances considerably. Onward!