First off, rejection. I didn't get into this year's Essex Open. Surprised, not really, been counting up. I've entered now 7 times, and got in twice. Like everything its subjective, who knows what the judges were looking for. The good news about this event is that its not a fortune gambled on entry fees - and you have to be in it to win it. So having tried, I think that now gives me bragging rights, to walk around the exhibition muttering under my breath "my piece was better than that one" ggg
The good bit - tonight is the launch party of the Burnham Art Trail. There's my work in situ, at Venue 22. And no, they won't mind you walking in for a look. Between us we decided on the back wall only - 5 pieces - as that would cause least disturbance to diners. Work for the art trail has to stay in place for the entire duration (25th June - 3rd July) although it is available to purchase.
However, at the Museum there will be work to purchase and take away there and then. I have put in two small, what I call 'artist enhanced sketchbooks' because I did not make the actual books plus 10 'postcards'. The sketchbooks are £6 each and the postcards £15 each. The postcards are mini artworks, 8" x 6" so not small, they do have high quality cartridge paper on the back, so you could write on them if you wish, or frame them - and of course there has been for years and years various projects sending "naked" art postcards through the post to see if they arrive whole, so you could try that, if you wanted, but no guarantees as to what might happen.
Do go along to the Trail for a visit - most things are displayed to be viewed from outside the premises, those inside expect visitors, so don't be shy. I will be stewarding in the Museum on the afternoon of 30th June, so say hello.