I find I get more enthusiastic about making pieces when I have something to work towards. It could be a blog hop, a gift, or an art show - it doesn't matter, I just need a purpose. Therefore, I decided to submit three pieces for the Santa Barbara Art Association's (SBAA) most recent jurying for membership.
The main reason I like the SBAA is because they display their shows in a large public space in the same building as the public library. I am a tremendous fan of public libraries, and also for making art accessible to everyone. A lot of people who might not otherwise have the time or interest to go to art museums/galleries have easy access to the SBAA shows.
The process required three pieces. One of them I already showed pictures of on this blog, but for purposes of a complete story I will show it again.
|Largest piece. Outside frame dimension 15.25 x 13.5 inches.|
|Runt of the litter size wise. Outside frame dimension 8.5 x 6.5 inches|
So what happened?
When I went to pick my work up I received a blue card. That's the reject card. I was told I could get feedback from the judges (anonymously of course). This is what they said:
- The first judge said no because they thought what I did was craft and not art.
- The second judge said no because they didn't like the presentation of my work. They didn't like the frames.
- The third judge was a yes.