After a couple of rejections from the SB Art Association, I thought I'd give it one more try. I talked myself into having hope that the Abstract Art Collective might be more open minded about defining "art". So, I brought three pieces to their live jury day in April.
From my brief experience, it seems that people who work in abstraction are more open minded. Instead of being branded with the label "craft" and sent on my way, I was instead welcomed and accepted as a member!
I've just finished two pieces to donate to the SEE Fundraiser. All the SEE pieces are done on 10 x 10 inch wooden studio panels, which worked out perfectly, that's such a good size for my stuff.