I received the news last night that my work, Growing Love, was not one of the entries that won in the Manhattan Arts Celebrate HerStory2009. Yes, a disappointment. However, I've never entered a call for entries like this before. I periodically saw some of the entries that were spotlighted before the final selection and I had a feeling Growing Love wasn't what they were looking for.
You can see the main page for HerStory2009 by clicking here, with links to the award winners in the various categories. Looking at the categories, I suspect I was in sculpture and from what I can tell, it doesn't appear that any glass work won.
As with all art, I find some really wonderful pieces in the final selections and others, well, just not my taste. That's part of what art is all about, right? Individual expressions.
As I said in my original post about Growing Love, I had fun creating it and I will add that I have learned from this experience. I will continue to submit my work for juried shows and grow from each new experience.
Another artist & blog friend, Don Michael Jr, has some thoughts about this on his blog post from June 9th. I cannot disagree with his sentiments and I'm sure we all have similar experiences. Just got to dust ourselves off, shake it off and get right back in the saddle.
By the way, I think Don does some wonderful work and I hope you'll take a moment to visit his website and look around at his paintings.
And as Don requested in his post, if any of you would like to share or comment about your experiences, please do!
I really appreciate all of your positive feedback, support and encouragement that you gave me in my original post for this work. Thanks.
Happy creating all!