I just submitted to a locally famous, heavily juried open studio tour that I will call Art Paths. I was juried into Art Paths before, but did not participate for a few years, and so lost my place.
Here are my group of six mixed media images. The last time I submitted mixed media was several years ago. This group is both more painterly and primitive, leading to the thought that I may have actually regressed in my art skills. But is it good enough for Art Paths?
The biggest problem most people seem to have is in gathering a group of cohesive images. This was the best I could come up with. The jury and jurors change entirely from year to year, and are from out of the area. I guess that means that I won’t be able to influence them with my vast local clout, but need to rely on the work, and their (entirely uncontrollable) verdict.
The deep well of artmaking remains the same in obscurity or fame. Still, it takes guts to step up to the plate of temporal rejection. There should be an over-the-counter salve for the stung egos of artists.
Actually, it feels odd to be judged for these pieces. It’s like being judged on the quality of your dreams.
The interweb lets me give a glimpse to you of these guys. I’ll let you know how it goes with Art Paths. Any words for me?